Catcher In The Rye: A Short Story

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Holden, still sitting in the chair, watches his therapist leave the room hinting that it's time for him to also leave, but instead sits for another 5 minutes thinking of his old friends and family. He can't believe what has happened to him at Pencey Prep and worries his next school will be a similar experience. Walking down the hall of the big building he finally reaches the stairs to his floor. As he enters the staircase he decides to run up the stairs to make things more entertaining for him because of how bland everything is. He got about halfway up before he was out of breath because of his smoking habit. Cigarettes weren't easy to sneak in but he knew a friend that got some for him that he would smoke after lights out. Once in the room, …show more content…

Holden heard the lock of the door and waited to hear the footsteps to get to the end of the hall before jumping out of bed to have a smoke. A rush of calmness came over him since he had not had one in a couple days, now he can think clearly. Hours pass and he finally thinks he perfected his plan mentally. First he needed a way to have a spare key to the closet and a dummy in his room so the nurses wouldn't get suspicious when checking in on him throughout the night that way he had enough time to get away. Not like he had anywhere to go but he knew he could grab the closest bus and head to a hotel and go from there. Weeks pass and Holden is still there. It took 4 weeks, a lot of money and Ralph's help to get him a spare key from the only person he knew would have one, Matt. Matt was an intern and barely knew what he was doing and always got taken advantage of especially by Holden. During breakfast the next morning Ralph and him were talking and he admitted that tomorrow was the day he was going to do it. “I'm coming.” stated his friend. “No, i'm going alone.” said Holden. The two argued until the end of lounge time and agreed to leave together because two head were better than …show more content…

“Where are those two?” “How am i supposed to know” said the more unknown person. Holden woke up Ralph and made the motion to be silent. “Who is that? … it sounds like Jason the head guard. But who's the other dude?” asked Ralph. “I don't know.” Just then Caulfeild caught a glimpse and got filled with pure fear. It was in fact Jason but by his side was Mr. Antolini his old teacher who scared him one night. “Dude we've got to go. Now.” “Why? Im sure if were quiet they won't see us. Is it Jason?” “You don't understand. Its Jason, yes but also Mr. Antolini too. He was my old teacher at Pencey Prep who was a creep.” Holden said shakily. Jason and Antolini moved closer and Holden started to panic and froze. Ralph never saw him so scared and snapped him out of his frozen terror. “Okay we can run that way and they won't even see u-” before Ralph could finish someone grabbed them and put a bag over their heads while being told to shut up. Next thing they knew they were in a trunk. What seemed like days passed the vehicle stopped and they got tossed on hard flooring. It was dark where they were and both boy were crying and trying to get someone to say something but gave up when Jason and Antolini walked up the stairs of what looked like a basement and locked the door. Holden ran behind them but was too late and started banging on the door screaming and Ralph

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