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“So what are you doing after school?” Mark asked during lunch.
“Going home” Thomas said quietly.
“I’m starting music lessons. I want to learn how to play drums and stuff” Mark said as he played imaginary drums. Thomas just smiled and looked away.
“You should join me” Mark said.
“I can’t play any instruments” Thomas replied.
“That’s why it’s called music lessons” Mark said teasing.
“I don’t know” Thomas said.
“Com’ on! It’ll be fun!” Mark said smiling and nudging Thomas.
“What would I play?” Thomas asked.
“You could play the guitar. We could start our own band!” Mark answered and started playing air-guitar. Thomas had to laugh at the sight.
“Once we’re good enough, of course” Mark added smiling.

After school Thomas walked over to his mother in the kitchen.
“Mom?” Thomas said to get her attention. Elisabeth turned around and looked at Thomas.
“They’re starting music lessons at school, can I join, please?” he asked.
“When is this?” Elisabeth asked.
“It’s an hour after school Mondays and Thursdays. It’s at the school, so you don’t have to take me anywhere. Please, can I join?” Thomas pleaded.
“If you keep out of trouble and do your homework properly” Elisabeth replied and Thomas’ face lit up.
“Thank you” he said and ran to his room.

Monday after school Mark and Thomas went to the first music lesson. They were told to find an instrument they wanted to play and Thomas took Mark’s suggestion and chose a guitar. Thomas had never tried playing an instrument before. The only music he really had was whatever was on TV and what his parent listened to every now and then.

As the weeks went on Thomas got better and better at playing guitar. He progressed more than the other kids in the music lessons, because this was one of the first things Thomas really enjoyed. He felt all the stress and problems disappeared as he played. The slaps were distant and he could stay in his own world.
Yeey... Happy moment...=)
So I thought I could put this in between me spamming you're inboxes with pictures (I'm actually taking it slow on that part, because I'm not even half way there yet...=) Sorry...=) )

Anyway, guess this needs a bit of explanation...
Thomas is currently 11 yrs old. This is actually the same week as he met Mark, and as I said here-->…
it's the beginning of 6th grade and Mark is turning 11 soon. And T Charles have not hit Thomas yet and Mark doesn't know about the abuse. Here he's also allowed to do a bit more since all he's pretty much done up till now was ask the wrong questions. And as I've mentioned, he get's more bold and a confidence boost after meeting Mark, so this is the first move (for lack of a better word)

I should go to bed... I'm getting up in the morning...
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Basil4Life Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
As a band geek, I approve this. :XD: I'm definitely glad that he's got something to occupy his mind, especially away from the negativities in his life. Music is a very powerful thing indeed. 
mimmime Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it is...:XD:
BeccaCollis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, a good first step  :)
Music means so much to people :)
mimmime Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

playing the guitar and music became a very big part of Thomas' life...=)
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