I had told someone Mark's stepdad liked to watch naked boys wrestle?
I had told my parents what happpened at Mark's house?
By telling someone, I could have prevented other kids from being exploited by Mark's dad?
Did not have parents who cared?
My parents didn't believe me when I made up excuses for why I acted out at school?
What if Mark's stepdad took pictures of kids?
What if my dad didn't take the job that moved us across the county?
What if I wasn't homesick at summer camp?
What if I done more to resist the perp?
What if he had given me HIV?
What if I told someone?
What if HE told someone?
What if there were other victims?
What if I hadn't ended up in the ER after shooting Bacardi 151 at age 14?
What if my parents hadn't put me in a school that helped me regain confidence through hard-core sports and academics?
What if my parents didn't care?
What if they knew all along?
"His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them....Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart…”. -----William Golding