Gerard walked slowly down the street to his church. It was a warm summer night, and the breeze blew his unruly black hair into his face.
His parents had nearly killed him when they found out he had changed it from its natural brown, but it was much less drastic than the bright teal he had originally wanted to get.
Apart from his hair, his parent’s had decided to control his spare time as well, and turned Fridays into his least favourite day of the week.
Starting from then, every Friday night at 5 PM, Gerard would make his way down to the basement of the Our Lady of Sorrows chapel for their new “Youth Group for Troubled Teens.
” The entire town was very religious - the island, Dolorosa, was in an archipelago of extremely old fashioned and conservative communities called Salem Novus.
The archipelago had long ago decided to take after the history of its namesake,
and immediately take down any individual or group that dared speak or act in a manner that didn’t align with their religious views. So naturally, Gerard stuck out like a sore thumb.
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