The autumn after that Charlie moved on to secondary school. It took him a while to settle in, but he gradually returned to his former pattern of scholastic excellence and social withdrawal.
This is a hypertext novel/ adventure game I started some years ago then abandoned. I can't really post it directly on ABCtales but you can read it by following the link in the comment below.
The next morning, Miss Thomas went to work with a hangover. She hadn't intended to drink that much, not on a school night, but eating dinner with her friends always had a tendency to get out of hand.