Matthew sat on the steps of his porch, waiting impatiently for his friend to arrive. Finally summer, done with the fifth grade and ready to start middle school. School was the last thing on Matt's mind; he was more consumed with thoughts of hanging with friends, which was what he was waiting to do now. His brother was in the front yard, juggling a soccer ball around like always. That was Garrett, always the soccer player. With his parents consistently away for business, Matt was allowed to roam the city freely, and he always had money on hand. Maybe him and Corrie would go swimming or something, it sure was hot out anyway.