Sammy's BodyguardBy: giant30
Sammy Johnson was your average 9 year old kid. He loved to play and have fun and do things other 9 year olds liked to do; except Sammy was different, for he was only 3 inches tall. His parents, however, were normal sized; they adopted Sammy when he was 3 years old.
It was the first day of school and Sammy's mother was helping him get ready for his first big day. She said, "Now honey, when you get there just be very careful walking through the halls."
Sammy said, "Don't worry, mom; I'll be fine." She kissed her little boy goodbye and he headed out the door.
Luckily for Sammy he lived not too far from school. But which school was he was supposed to go to? He came to a school he thought was his so.....he went inside. When he got in, he instantly had to run for cover for it seemed as though hundreds of giant feet were coming at him from all sides!
Sammy ducked into a small hole he found in the wall until the crowd thinned out. Then, once it was quiet he began his walk through the school. It wasn't too long before he came to the gymnasium. Sammy snuck into the gym's locker room and hid.
About 45 minutes after his arrival Sammy heard many huge footsteps coming into the locker room. He looked out and saw a whole crowd of teenagers coming in. Sammy had accidentally ended up at the high school instead of the elementary school! What would he do now?
Sammy was about to run out of the locker room when a voice said, "Hey guys, look at the bug.....I think I'll step on it." Sammy looked up and saw 3 teen boys looming over him. He tried to run but they backed him into a corner; poor Sammy was trapped. One of the teen boys lifted his foot and was about to step on him.
On the other end of the gym, a 17 year old named Matt was putting his gym clothes in his locker when he heard the commotion. He went over to see what was going on; upon his arrival he saw the 3 other boys lifting their feet and stomping down on the floor.
"What's going on over here, guys?," Matt asked.
One of the boys said, "We found a bug and are trying to squish it."
Matt was about to go look for his teacher when he heard someone crying. He looked around but couldn't see where the sound was coming from at first. But then he realized that the sound was coming from under the rack where they kept the baseball bats.
Matt went over to the rack and kneeled down. He said, "Who's there?," and that's when Sammy made himself known to Matt. Sammy came out from under the rack and spread himself out on the floor still crying and said, "Go ahead; squash me and get it over with."
Matt looked down at the tiny boy and said, "Why would I want to do that?"
"Those other 3 boys tried it; you might as well try too."
Sammy got up, looked up at Matt, who really towered over him and said, "You don't?"
"Not at all, buddy," Matt said "I don't pick on people smaller than me like those 3 do." Matt put his hand out for Sammy to climb in and Sammy, who really began to trust Matt, climbed in. Matt asked, "How did you get here?"
Sammy said, "Well, I thought this was the elementary school and I came here by mistake."
"Well, you're kinda stuck here for today but don't worry; if you need someone to watch your back today just let me know."
Sammy said, "Are you sure you're not trying to trick me?"
Matt put Sammy down and said his class would be back in a couple hours because he had that class twice that day. The school had one of those double class period days where students went to one class twice. Matt said, "Be sure you hide until I get back so the gym teacher doesn't see you; I'll be back in a couple hours."
Matt had accidentally forgotten to look for Sammy and didn't realize it until gym was over. He raced into the locker room and unfortunately found the same 3 teenagers stomping their feet at the floor again. Matt knew what was up and went over to the teens to stop them.
"What do you guys think you're doing?," Matt said in an angry voice.
"We found that bug again and wanted to stomp it," said one of the boys whose name was Walter.
Matt replied angrily, "Well, that "bug" isn't a bug; he's my friend and if you want to get to him you have to get by me first.....now get lost!"
Matt asked, "Are you ok little Sammy?" Sammy who was barely able to speak said, "I just need to rest I think." He laid down in Matt's hand and fell asleep. Matt snuck outside and walked to a corner of the school where he knew nobody would see him.
"What's wrong buddy?" asked Matt.
Sammy said, "Oh nothing; I just didn't think I'd be referred to as a bug by anyone is all; all I ever wanted to do is fit in."
Matt said, "Well Sammy, don't feel bad, bud; I get my share of stares too."
Sammy looked at Matt and said, "A guy like you gets stared at?; I find that hard to believe."
Sammy said, "Why would anyone want to do that to you? You didn't do anything to them."
Matt replied, "It's just how some people are, bud; but I don't let it bother me."
"Maybe I should've stood up to those guys, Matt." said Sammy.
Matt said, "I don't know bud; I think you'd be better off if I took care of those guys for you; I don't want you gettin' hurt." Matt looked at his watch and said, "Oh man, I missed football practice; I'd better get you home so I can get home myself."
Matt said, "Your son came to my school by mistake; I just wanted to drop him off so he wouldn't have to walk." Matt handed Sammy back to his father.
"Why thank you young man." said Sammy's dad and he shook hands with Matt.
The next day Sammy was anxious to get ready for school again. His mom helped him get ready as usual and said, "Now Sammy, this time go to your school and not the high school." Sammy told his mother he would but had his fingers crossed behind his back because he was really telling a fib.
Sammy left his house and went right back to the high school. He ducked into the same hole as he had before until the crowd thinned out. Once the halls were clear he headed right back to the gym just as before; and 45 minutes later Matt's class came in the locker room where Sammy was waiting.
Sammy yelled, "Hey watch where ya step!" Matt finally heard him, looked down and said, "Sammy! Gee buddy I didn't see ya; what are you doing here again?" Matt knelt down and put his hand out and Sammy climbed in. Matt asked again, "What brings you back here, bud?"
"Why not, bud?" And Sammy replied, "Because you wouldn't be there to protect me." Matt was flattered that Sammy thought so highly of him because Matt's friends were few and far between.
Matt laughed and said, "No, bud; it's not that. I just didn't mention to you that I don't have any friends either."
Sammy asked, "Why not?"
Sammy said, "Look at how small I am; and I'm not afraid of ya."
Matt said, "Yeah well; that's why those boys ran off the other day. There's a rumor about me that I'm some sort of mean bully that beats everybody up."
Matt smiled back at him and said, "Thanks little buddy; you're a good friend too." Sammy looked up at Matt and said, "Let's make a pact to each other; let's promise one another that no matter what....we'll always be there for each other."
It was then that it became apparent that Sammy wanted to be where he felt safe. So they enrolled him in Matt's school! It was the first time it had ever been done but Sammy's parents wanted him to be happy. And knowing that he was going to be in school with his best friend made him feel better.
Matt's teammates were standing around him as he lie on the ground motionless. Sammy climed up on Matt's chest and shouted, "Speak to me, Matt; speak to me!" Matt however didn't say a word so Sammy climbed down off his chest, ran up to one of his teammates who knelt down to him and he shouted, "Get the coach to call 911 quick!; Matt's not breathing!"
Matt's teammate got the coach to call 911 and in only 2 minutes the ambulance had arrived. By this time Sammy was with his dad and he sat in his dad's hand and cried. Sammy looked up at his dad and said, "Do you think he'll be ok?" His father replied, "I don't know son; I really don't know."
Matt said, "Yep; I'm good as new."
Sammy said, "What happend?" Matt told him he had been headbutted in the chest and knocked to the ground by an opposing team member and knocked silly.
Matt replied, "The doctors thought I had a slight concusion; then when I went to the hospital and got my head scanned they saw I didn't, so they said to just take it easy for a couple weeks then I could go back to school."
Rob said, "You did a great job Sammy; way to go buddy," and Rob high fived Sammy with his finger. Sammy said, "I just did what any friend would do for another friend." and he smiled up at Matt.
Sammy said, "But why?; football is your favorite sport." Matt said that the doctor told him that after the shot to the head he took when he fell that another one could be fatal.