Kent boy emerges from bedroom to hero’s welcome after six week stint on Call of Duty
The parents of Billy Ackleton, a 10 year old firearms expert from Strood, say they’re ‘pleased to have him back’ after his extended tour of duty in the virtual deserts and ghost towns of cyberdoom, adding that they were ‘not worried at all about whether he would make it.’
But as family and friends lined the balloon and bunting clad upstairs landing of the two bed terraced house close to the high street, anticipation of his return changed to rapturous cheers of joy as the knurled brass handle of the pine effect bedroom door turned and the talented kid finally emerged.
His father Jimmy, said proudly, ‘I knew he’d do just fine. He’s always had a keen interest in guns ever since he could walk, and after I let him watch Pulp Fiction on his fourth birthday, it seemed only to cement his love of gun-toting violence from then on. Then, a couple of years ago, Terry, next door, got me a cheap PS3 and a knocked-off copy of Call of Duty and there was no looking back really. It was a natural progression.’
While the delighted parents, grandparents, cousins, friends, neighbours and their dogs, celebrated with firework based festivities into the early hours, Billy was left contemplating his return to civvy street. And with the prospect of his upcoming 11+ exams looming largely in his mind, he finally decided to throw in the towel at 3am after downing 7 pints of Tesco’s own Cherry Cola and consuming several boxes of Pringles.
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Posted: Aug 17th, 2013 by editor
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