You did it. You finally asked out your crush. And not only that – they said yes.
When this guy finally worked up the courage to ask out his crush, he was elated when she said yes. But he never expected her father to do this. This is unbelievable.
I was a nerdy kid, But I hung out with some jocks since I could play basketball pretty well. There was this one girl I always had a crush on, but being the nerdy guy, I was very shy. After a killer game of basketball at lunch break, I was talking smack and felt like king of the world. Everyone was like, [insert name], you the man. This never happens. So heading to class after lunch, I run across my crush. Let’s call her Sarah. My best friend is like man, this is a perfect time to ask her out. Feeling on top of the world and out of my norm, I do. I ask Sara if she wants to go to the movies this weekend and food after (I know, I was so cool, right?) She says she has to ask her parents first.
Now, I’ve known Sarah for a few years and she had dated guys before with no problems so I thought it was just her nice away of saying no. I thought, hey, at least I asked. Next day before 2nd or 3rd period, she comes up and says her dad said no, but that she wanted to. She thought I was cute. Shot down, but called cute. Hell ya! During lunch that day I tell my best friend what happened. That her dad said no, but that she thought I was cute.
Fast forward past the weekend and my ride drops me and my friends off at school. Walking to the front gate of our school was about a 50 yard distance from the sidewalk. At the front, there is someone who I think is a teacher/admin dressed up….didn’t think anything of it since we always had someone there. This person asks, are you [insert name]? And I say yes. I didn’t think anything of it since it was pretty safe where we went to school. I tell my buddies I’ll catch up with them later.
This adult pulls me to the side and picks me up by the throat, choking me. I’m literally kicking my toes from the ground trying to get my footing. The man turns out to be Sarah’s father. At the time, I was about 5’11 and 170 lbs, and he was 6’4 and 280 or so lbs. As he is choking me to what I thought was my death, he tells me that no one ever talks to his daughter like that again and if I did, I’d be dead. This was his one and only warning. He throws me into the bushes and walks away like it’s nothing.
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My friends didn’t see what had happened as it was pretty quick. It felt like 30 minutes, but was just under a few minutes. But one of the local bullies saw. I’m bawling my eyes out, still hard to breathe. I was scared sh*tless. I didn’t know what to do. So the bell rang just as I was walking into homeroom and one of the bullies that had always picked on me walked up to me and said, dude, I saw what happened, you gotta tell the teacher. I was crying and said no, please don’t. The bully walked to the teacher and told her what happened. She got up, ran the bully and I to the principal, and told him what happened. I know the principal as I’ve grown up with his son. I told him exactly what happened.
The bully says exactly what happened and it matches my story. During the questioning of the principal, the cops were called. Once they arrived, the tone changed. Mind you, I was almost a straight A student and never got into trouble. When the cop gets there, the principal says we are waiting for his parents, so you’ll have to wait…cop said, it’s fine, I just want to ask him some questions so we can speed this along.
Takes me to the other room in the admin office and starts to question me. Started with what’s my name, where do I live what grade. But then the questions started going in a different direction. What did you do to upset Sarah? Why did you spread rumors about her around the school that she’s a wh*re? I started crying more, asking for my mom (I know my dad wouldn’t be reachable since he was always working in a shop across town and our house was 10-15 minutes away). The cop says just answer the questions it will be easier. Principal comes in and is like, wtf is going on, we can hear him crying out here, what are you doing. The cop again asks me the questions and the principal makes him stop.
My mom gets there and then about a few minutes later, so does Sarah’s dad. The cop and Sarah’s dad are best friends. He called him knowing most likely he would get the call since he works that area and told him what happened.
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My mom asks wtf is going on and the principal breaks it down. Sarah’s dad is in the other room while it’s me, principal, and the cop. Cop every now and then inserts sh*t like, well, we don’t know if he did that or why…angering my mom even more.My mom asks, well, why isn’t he being arrested. The cop replies that he talked with Sarah’s dad and that he is very sorry for what he did and promises to never do it agin. My mom freaks the f*ck out…wtf do you mean he isn’t be arrested. Well ma’am, your son spread lies about his daughter and he overreacted. He has promised me he will never speak to your son again. Everyone is saying that the bully saw it happen, but the cop is saying he made it up because he is pissed at Sarah for not going out with him.
Mind you, my neck is pretty f*cked up. I’m crying still, telling my mom I just want to go home, do whatever we need to go home. My mom says we will call the police later to file charges since the cop won’t do anything. Principal says Sarah’s father is banned from school grounds, and if caught, will be arrested. That’s all that really happened to him. We leave.
This whole ordeal took about two hours. Word had gotten back to my father by this time. As we pull up to our house, I see all my uncles’ cars in the driveway and my dad loading up his shotgun along with my uncles and their variety of funs. My mom drops to her knees begging my dad to stop. Saying our family will be gone once he goes to jail. My dad asks me point blank…do you want him dead or alive? I said alive. They went back into the house and put everything away and didn’t bring it up again.
When my mom called the police, it was like nothing could be gone. This guy was untouchable. They said that there were no witnesses, that I made it up, etc. I begged my mom to drop it because each time she brought it up, I would break down crying.
People stopped bring it up after a few weeks around school and I never spoke of it again until I was an adult talking to one of my roommates drunk one night. I asked my dad a few years ago if he and my uncles would have killed him. He said yep and never would have found the body. Always knew my dad had a dark side as I saw the fights he got into when I was younger. But that took it to a whole new level.