The boy hit the bully in the stomach with his fist. The bully and his buddies were stunned. For a moment it was as if nothing had happened. The bully wasn’t hurt, but seemed to be in shock - then his face turned deep red in anger. The boy quickly escaped the group and ran as fast as he could out the giant doors of the school and down the street to his house. He never turned around to see if they were behind him. The boy quickly opened the door to his house, stepped inside, and looked back. The bullies were standing at the edge of his sidewalk. The boy closed the door slowly.