The consequences of a stupid claim.
He wasn't far from wrong. Upstairs, his worst nightmare was happening, and he wasn't around to witness it. He didn't know whether to be grateful he was being spared the ordeal, or angry he wasn't there to experience the awful lies being spread about him. He decided on a mix of the two.
"And just so nobody else decides to cheat and then lie to me about it..."The teacher said as she took out her phone, addressing the entire class. The entire class sat up straighter, excited looks on their faces. The way they were acting, you'd swear that Christmas had come early. While hearing someone put down in a call home was always a treat to these scum, they all had a certain dislike, some even having hatred, against the one known as Ray Toro, for reasons unknown.
The teacher dialed in the number, using the speaker phone function as it began to ring. The class was as silent as the grave, everyone trying not to breathe, so they could all hear the conversation. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, but was really only a few short minutes, Ray's mothere picked up. "Hello?" she asked.
Ignoring any semblance of formality or politeness, the teacher opted instead for a "Mrs. Toro, do you know what your son did today?"
"No, is he ok? What happened?" Her motherly instincts kicked in, instantly worrying about her only child.
"Today your son was caught cheating."
"There has to be some mistake, I know my son, and he'd never do that."
"There's no mistake, your son was caught cheating, on a test and lied about it." With that, the teacher rudely hung up. Several hours later, at dismissal, Ray's mother showed up, still fuming angrily over what she had been told. On the ride home, she refused to talk to him. The frosty silence and angry glares he recieved told him it might be a bad idea, yet still he opened his mouth and said, "I wasn't cheating, I swear."
Her only reply was "Save it. When your father gets home he'll deal with you. I can't believe my son would do something like that."
That thing isn't even my real father. Ray thought.