Rodney’s confrontation with murder doesn’t bode well for him when he experiences it. He regularly takes different routes home, through parks and side streets while he’s engulfed in his music. As he was returning home from school, he tries another route. His phone dies on this occasion causing him to hear an argument. Out of curiosity, he drew nearer to the noise and witnesses the fight from the corner of the wall. When the murder was dealt, the boys turned and noticed him right away, but, with Rodney knowing the streets much better than his opponents; he loses them within sides streets nearer to his home.

After losing them, he shows his fear physically by throwing up down an ally way. He slumps down in tears and repeatedly tries to play music in his headphones knowing that his phone has died. Not knowing how to deal with this traumatic experience…

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