I woke up... the first thing that popped into my head this morning was... Was this all a dream? The break up between Randy and Meggan? The letter?... I glanced below the letter to see my clock... 7:00 am?! Damn it i'm late for school! I quickly took out some jeans and a dark green shirt. Why didn't my grandmother wake me up... she usually wakes me up unless... of course... it is saturday. I let myself fall back on the bed. Good, weekends gave me time to think. I checked my phone. One new message from Randy. It was a picture with a furry puppy holding a sign saying 'I'm sorry'. I couldn't help but chuckle. I quickly called him... 'Hello?', his sweet deep voice answered. 'You have exactly 5 seconds to apologize and take a picture of you begging on your knees.', I joked. 'Wait, what?!'... he said trying to see if I was joking or serious. I started laughing, 'I forgive you', 'well that's nice... but last time I checked I never asked for your forgiveness',he said with a smart tone. 'Fine. Talk to you someday. Good day'... 'No no no, wait, wait... I was kidding', he said laughing. 'I knew you were'... 'You sir, are very cocky.', he said. He mumbled something after that... loud enough for me to hear it. I heard him say 'but that's what I like about you.' Unless it was my mind tricking me? 'What?', I said. 'Nothing', he said nervously. 'Anyways i'm glad you called because I wanted to invite you to a party.'... 'Hmmm... I dont know.', I said. 'Oh come on... are you really gonna let me down like that?'... 'I don't know if i'll have time', I told him. 'Take it as my way to say sorry.', he said. 'Ughh Alright...', I accepted his invitation. 'Great! See you at... 7:30?', he said unsure. '8:00, if you want me to go... then I make the rules.', I said being cocky once again. 'Haha fine, i'll text you the address okay?'... we agreed and hung up. As the day went by I started getting ready. According to Randy it was gonna be a big party... I put on my best clothes and made my way out... 'grandma i'm leaving'.. 'Okay Artie, have fun, and remember my rules no g-', 'no getting heavily drunk and cant be later than 1am.', I mocked her. 'Thats my boy', she said smirking and tapping my face. I smiled and left closing the door behind me. I saw a figure coming towards me and quickly realized it was Kim by the red hair. 'Carter', she said standing straight. 'Kim, what's up?'... 'I came to give your grandma her bowl back, she let me borrow it the day before yesterday.', she said. 'You look...', she paused. 'Well... new.' That was Kim... you never looked good unless she said so. I laughed... 'I'm going to a party with Randy.', 'That's nice, so am I... where is yours gonna be?' I told her the address. 'Shut up! That's the party I'm going to!', she exclaimed with excitement. 'Well see ya over there', I told her and started walking. 'Randy..', she called out. I turned to face her. 'Well I was wondering if maybe... you'd like to go together.', 'Hmmm... I wouldn't embarrass you?', I asked. 'Well it's better than nothing', she said joking. We both laughed. 'Let's go.', I said. She took the bowl to my grandma and we got on her car, the ride itself was about 10 minutes long. Plus 10 more minutes looking for somewhere to park the car. PLUS 5 more minutes walking to the house where the party was taking place. So basically we took close to half an hour to get there. We entered inside...

As expected, it was packed and louder than a jungle in here. And it wasn't only in the house... It was also in the backyard. Kim and I walked until we could find an empty spot. The good thing was, Randy was there with some friends. But heres the bad news, not so far away, was Angelo. I ignored it... I wasn't in the mood to worry about anything. 'Carter! You made it!', Randy said with an excited tone. 'Oh... and Kim..', he said with lower excitement but still a big tooth showing smile. 'You know, if theres a problem with me being here I can get lost Randy.', Kim said rather serious. 'No! Not at all, I was just surprised that you came... with Carter.', he said. 'Yeah, we are pretty good friends.', she told him. There was an awkward silence between us three. 'Soo...', Randy pointed at the sky.' Did you guys know that those stars make up a constellation of ori-', 'Randy! I am 2 years older than you! Just because i'm your mothers friend doesn't make me any older! So just cut it out will you?!', Kim interrupted him realizing what he was doing. I closed my mouth tight so I wouldn't laugh, but it was still noticeable. Randy let out a deep sigh, 'thank geezus!', he said. 'So, anyone up for a little dancing?', Kim asked. Randy and I looked around making it obvious that we didn't want to dance. 'Well, I am!', she shouted excitedly. She grabbed both of our arms and dashed to the dance floor. I was surprised, she was strong. There were many people on the dance floor. So many that we had to cram in between everyone. There was also many people watching, so standing there looking like an idiot was not an option. Although there were three of us, Kim managed to make it work with both of us. Soon enough, we got into the groove. At times, she would take Randy by the hands and they would dance, or she would take me by the hands and we would dance. Soon enough, Kim got tired and at one point threw Randy to me...

We stood there avoiding eachothers faces. I saw him start moving. I looked at him and realized... he was dancing. I was too shocked to even move. I came back to earth, and started dancing. I danced slowly for like about 2 minutes ( yes, I was counting, anyone in my situation would count.) I started dancing a bit faster. The song then switched to a more faster one, which Randy took as a signal to get closer. He was an inch away from my face... he was staring straight at me, not caring if anyone was seeing him or not. The alcohol must be taking affect. 'Don't you think your'e a bit too close Randy?', I told him. He quickly backed up, 'sorry', he said sort of blushing. After a while we stopped dancing, we looked around to see if anyone was watching. To my surprise, nobody cared... probably because some clowns dancing think its funny dancing with another guy. But they basically saved Randys life from being rumored as gay. We walked out of the dance floor. Kim was there, Randy walked infront of us which gave Kim and I a chance to talk. 'Soo, how did it go with you and prince charming.', she asked. 'Awkward! Why did you leave us alone?!', 'well I thought you guys were just going to chicken out and follow me out the dance floor!', she exclaimed giggling. 'Well that was my plan! Until he started dancing... I couldn't just ditch him like that.' We stopped talking when the music was low enough for people to hear. 'I'm surprised you and your boyfriend aren't holding hands', I heard a voice call out. I turned to find Angelo. 'Because, some people feel insecure when a man touches another man.', I told him looking at him up and down obviously refering to him. 'Man? What man?', he bursted out laughing along with his so called friends. 'Is there a problem with it?', Randy stood by my side. 'Of course not, don't let my teasing stop you both from slobbering all over eachother.', he said sarcastically while smiling. 'Wow, about 6 years and he's still a whiney bitch.', Randy said, he tapped my shoulder and said 'lets go'. I followed him. 'Now I see why Meggan left, she had a gay boyfriend, and a gay friend that was crushing on him.', Angelo shouted loud enough for people to hear. I stopped. I... have had... enough...

I snatched Kims drink away and dashed towards Angelo. I threw it at him, and pushed him with all my strength... I hadn't realized that I was still hanging on to Angelo while pushing him, but it was too late now. Angelo slapped his palms on my shirt collar and flipped me, making me land hard on my back while he was on top of me. I swung my fists on his skull letting all my anger out on him. I felt his fists landing hard on my jaw and nose. The whole world had gone mute for a minute. 'Stop! Get off him!', I heard a voice. Kims voice. I started hearing voices again and got my sight back. Angelo had his hand on my throat. I threw more punches to his skull, at one point he tried to look at me face to face, but probably regretted it when I punched him in his left eye. About 7 feet away I saw alot of movement... another fight maybe? 'That's enough!', Darren came through. He got Angelo off of me. Kim helped me up and pulled me from a crowd. We ran to get to her car... I was going to get in, but Kim pulled me so we could sit on the sidewalk. 'What happened', she demanded more than asking. 'Are you serious? Did you not see mr.perfect over there trying to get smart as usual?', we were quit for about 5 minutes. Not even the sound of crickets could be heard. I took my phone out, 10 new messages, I didn't bother checking them. I looked at the time..12:55. 'We gotta get home', I told Kim. We got on her car. We drove in silence. 'So you're really sprung on Randy aye?', Kim asked. 'I dont know.', I answered, I was exhausted. Kim put the car in her driveway, she gave me a hug and we both went in our homes. My grandmother was sleeping, I went to my room and looked at myself in my mirror. A busted lip and purpleish nose. Good thing I don't go to school until 31 hours. I sighed. Things better get better by then...

 

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