Creative Writing Catcher In The Rye

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27Now I know I said I wasn't in the mood to tell you all that happened after I took Phoebe out to the zoo and I know you're all just dying to know how I ended up here so I'll put you out of your misery and tell you, just for the hell of it. I can be a goddam hypocrite sometimes.All right, so Phoebe and I walked home from the zoo. We had a helluva time but things quickly settled down. I was shaking like a madman, but it wasn't only because of the cold. I was nervous as hell, going home to my parents and all. Phoebe could tell, she knew I was. She kept her mouth shut and occasionally looked up at me with her comforting eyes, gently squeezing my hand. That just about killed me. The simple things that Phoebe always does. I know it doesn't seem like much but it sure makes you feel a heck of a lot better. Boy was I glad to have a kid sister like her.We reached the apartment building. Phoebe and I stood out in the cold for a while. We didn't really know what else to do. I didn't feel like going through the trouble of asking the stupid elevator boy to take me to the fourteenth floor. I damn near went mad the last time I asked for his help so I drew Phoebe near and told her the plan. "All right Phoebs, here's what we're gonna do. Ya see that damn elevator boy over there?""Yes. What about him?""He's a goddam pain in the ass, that's what. We're gonna have to move quickly. I don't wanna hafta get in a big mess with him. I sorta told him I had a broken leg and all.""Oh boy, all right Holden."I grabbed her hand and we dashed across the lobby, past the sonuvabitch, and up the stairs. It took about 50 years to get up those goddam stairs but eventually, we reached the fourteenth floor, my parents' apartment.I stood there for a while. Just gazing at the door. And right when I built up enough courage to knock, Phoebe tugged on my shoulder and pulled me close."Holden, are you sure you're ready for this?" she said."I don't know." I really didn't. I could already imagine how my folks would react after I told them about the whole deal at Pencey. Good ole Phoebe grabbed my hand and I took the deepest breath."All right, let's just get this over with," I sighed. Taking out the door key from my pocket, I slowly opened the damn door.Immediately, I heard my mother's voice. "Holden? Oh Bob, look! It's Holden!" She was ecstatic like any mother would be, seeing her son for the first time in months. My dad dragged himself across the room and put his hand on my shoulder."Son, you're home so soon.""Holden dear, now aren't you supposed be coming home tomorrow? How'd you get out so early?"My eyes were glued to the floor. I didn't want to look at them and I couldn't come up with anything to say. I already knew how disappointed they'd be, finding out that their son got kicked out of Pencey, so I just stood there by the door with my eyes on the ground and Phoebe by my side, not saying a word. I'm a damn coward sometimes."For Chrissake Holden, answer your mother!"We all stood there for...

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