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Writer King Cosmic
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A New Kind of Friend
King Cosmic
Jan 12, 2018
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No Plagiarism!AZpUPmYYLoNwkjS0jvuLposted on PENANA

I hadn't even noticed that I started to cry as I was running straight to the motel. When I finally got there, I slowly walked into the office and saw Niko at the counter. He looked up from his work and stared at me. I stared back at him and then the tears started to pour out of me and I couldn't stop them. Niko walked around the counter and over to me. He wrapped his arm around my shoulder.copyright protection26PENANAmjJ4Sr4bSK

"Charlie, what's wrong? Did something happened?" He asked.copyright protection26PENANAktJKny7mxS

I nodded as I sniffed.copyright protection26PENANAKkp5Eh6XNA

"Do you want to sit and talk about it?"copyright protection26PENANAIaUseNTiYL

I hesitated. I just met Niko. I wasn't sure if I was ready to talk about my problems to him. Hell, Niko just told me something that has been bothering him so why can't I return the favor. Then, it seemed like Niko read my mind because the next thing he said made me feel a bit better.copyright protection26PENANA2jfL4CkbZR

"You don't have to tell me. Don't think it's fair to tell me your problems just because I told you mines okay? How about you go up to your room and i'll bring up something for us to drink? Sounds good?" He said.copyright protection26PENANA4JctOQLUNy

I nodded.copyright protection26PENANAvvJpYXdRgb

"Here's your key." He handed me the same room key from last night.copyright protection26PENANADivT4zwpLv

I started to walk out of the office and up the stairs to my room. I opened up the door and walked inside then closed it back behind me. I tossed my bookbag into the single green chair then plopped down on the edge of the bed. I sniffed and wiped the tears away from my eyes. Ten minutes later, Niko walks in with a tray of tea. He sets the tray down on the desk then picked up a cup of hot tea and handed it to me. I took it and started to drink a small sip of it. I watched Niko grab his own cup then walked over to me and sat down next to me. He took a sip of his drink. I sighed then stared down at the tea in my cup.copyright protection26PENANAgPesj3i5X6

"I'm sorry I didn't eat the food you bought me."copyright protection26PENANAEtBnTAk6rA

Niko shrugged. "No big deal." He said then looked at me. "You look troubled."copyright protection26PENANAi5TNYYnun8

I nodded. "I have a lot going on. My...mom lost her job yesterday."copyright protection26PENANAZEYe6hhpme

"I'm sorry. Is she looking for a new one?"copyright protection26PENANAv1I7oBHIH9

I shrugged. "I think."copyright protection26PENANAjZedNccaHA

"I don't think that's what's troubling you the most, though."copyright protection26PENANAjGehVlzcKW

I sighed. "It's...difficult to say. Anyways, why are you working here?" I asked, looking at him.copyright protection26PENANArfX9nlL44s

Niko shrugged. "I dunno. This job sorta happened. Taking care of my mom and all, it was difficult to find a decent paying job."copyright protection26PENANAdossCfFPqm

I nodded, understanding. "I guess we both don't really want to talk about our problems."copyright protection26PENANApJ3E1YZBbK

Niko looked at me and smiled then nodded. "Definitely. But, aren't you supposed to be at school right now?"copyright protection26PENANAyC0vMnRxsW

"Yeah but something happened there so I left. I can't explain."copyright protection26PENANA0Fls8YINN9

"Hmm. Well, are you going to stay here for another night?"copyright protection26PENANA9dTdSUbRwm

I shrugged. "My mom doesn't know i'm here and I can't exactly tell her why..."copyright protection26PENANAB4ZBALZrir

"You're hiding yourself from the world huh?"copyright protection26PENANAoj7KLfIu2w

"In a way...yeah. I just...I feel like dying so much."copyright protection26PENANADcKwpCrAtX

Niko placed his hand on mines. "Charlie, just relax. You can stay here for as long as you want okay? Don't stress. If you can't tell your mom about where you're staying, just say you're staying with a friend. You technically are anyways."copyright protection26PENANAX51WHBIH31

I nodded. "Makes sense. I think my phone is in my bag." I stood up and set my unfinished tea on the desk then walked over to my bad and finished for my cell phone. I pulled it out of the bag and started to call my mom.copyright protection26PENANA8skfc6uUAx

"Yes, Ronnie?" Mom said.copyright protection26PENANAreJbK8ObJi

"I...Is it okay for me to stay with a friend today? I need some time to clear my head."copyright protection26PENANA9GnaD5MmMQ

"Sure. I don't see why not. Be careful okay?"copyright protection26PENANAnUiHauOFpo

"Yeah. I love you. Bye." I hung up. "I feel bad about leaving my mom alone but...I can't stay there."copyright protection26PENANAcQCW2n5QzO

"Everything will be okay. Right now, just worry about yourself okay?"copyright protection26PENANA8IvwT9CFvo

I smiled and nodded. Niko started to look me over then focused on my face. I felt my heart pounding in my chest, wondering if he notices my severely skinny body. But, he didn't say anything.copyright protection26PENANAvSjNAuip9H

"Sorry." I finally said.copyright protection26PENANANmyqjAOorn

"For what?"copyright protection26PENANAcz5I6ZRIEm

I shrugged. "I dunno. I...i'm just sorry."copyright protection26PENANA7afqYQUgf4

Niko chuckled. "You're sorry for no reason?"copyright protection26PENANAY3rwtK7i8y

I nodded. "I guess I am."copyright protection26PENANAFl8L3fKUXo

Niko smiled. "You know, you're something."copyright protection26PENANAh4zxvynqOC

I smiled shyly. "Is that good or bad?"copyright protection26PENANAuNGWjaGrsP

"Definitely good. I've never met anyone like you."copyright protection26PENANAZ7a8SenC9k

I smirked. "You're going to be like that now huh?" Suddenly, I was starting to feel more comfortable around Niko. Not enough to tell him my whole life's story but...enough to become friends with him.copyright protection26PENANA1qpBXU9lkY

"Well, I should jet. I'll come back for the tea later." He said, finishing off his tea then took the tray and left the room. I let out a breath of relief once he left. Now, I can get comfortable. I feel like I need to sleep to escape this world.copyright protection26PENANAXPLDL5Oswg

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