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#4
A New Kind of Friend
King Cosmic
Jan 12, 2018
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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 protection5PENANABKToWu9BTs

"Charlie, what's wrong? Did something happened?" He asked.copyright protection5PENANAjMd75uCw5W

I nodded as I sniffed.copyright protection5PENANAIi9wq40Ewn

"Do you want to sit and talk about it?"copyright protection5PENANAg77av3FFFy

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 protection5PENANA7Ykl6qPJXV

"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 protection5PENANAFGdPcDTdiq

I nodded.copyright protection5PENANAAzxHK3LpJq

"Here's your key." He handed me the same room key from last night.copyright protection5PENANAYQpjcvJ1eH

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 protection5PENANAXUoaJAODN7

"I'm sorry I didn't eat the food you bought me."copyright protection5PENANA3oGA6rERRn

Niko shrugged. "No big deal." He said then looked at me. "You look troubled."copyright protection5PENANAiPeH8qcSsr

I nodded. "I have a lot going on. My...mom lost her job yesterday."copyright protection5PENANAAplYA5ypIm

"I'm sorry. Is she looking for a new one?"copyright protection5PENANAwLKdmQE1Iv

I shrugged. "I think."copyright protection5PENANAo0lCHt3Umv

"I don't think that's what's troubling you the most, though."copyright protection5PENANAmWVIUvNtUv

I sighed. "It's...difficult to say. Anyways, why are you working here?" I asked, looking at him.copyright protection5PENANAPrhAEEqiF8

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 protection5PENANAO489HQDLLZ

I nodded, understanding. "I guess we both don't really want to talk about our problems."copyright protection5PENANAg8VcQQHDjC

Niko looked at me and smiled then nodded. "Definitely. But, aren't you supposed to be at school right now?"copyright protection5PENANA983rII690M

"Yeah but something happened there so I left. I can't explain."copyright protection5PENANAhPRqYyhBj3

"Hmm. Well, are you going to stay here for another night?"copyright protection5PENANABAbwM2muFF

I shrugged. "My mom doesn't know i'm here and I can't exactly tell her why..."copyright protection5PENANA7POahxSnGT

"You're hiding yourself from the world huh?"copyright protection5PENANAaYJ1pIAHjT

"In a way...yeah. I just...I feel like dying so much."copyright protection5PENANAKVuWrgYOLE

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 protection5PENANAuStj3LQW9w

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 protection5PENANAQjvzkUhVBB

"Yes, Ronnie?" Mom said.copyright protection5PENANAOmwjiYzgNl

"I...Is it okay for me to stay with a friend today? I need some time to clear my head."copyright protection5PENANAUheoAh9rei

"Sure. I don't see why not. Be careful okay?"copyright protection5PENANAX4BtEWnVRZ

"Yeah. I love you. Bye." I hung up. "I feel bad about leaving my mom alone but...I can't stay there."copyright protection5PENANAxGl4ZE2zUP

"Everything will be okay. Right now, just worry about yourself okay?"copyright protection5PENANAVO79cIqm9E

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 protection5PENANAE6JgAndYj5

"Sorry." I finally said.copyright protection5PENANAXQMjUMXXlR

"For what?"copyright protection5PENANANhGUqTCRgL

I shrugged. "I dunno. I...i'm just sorry."copyright protection5PENANAwUSfbsDpqW

Niko chuckled. "You're sorry for no reason?"copyright protection5PENANAvoNhHI3FFp

I nodded. "I guess I am."copyright protection5PENANAxsGen77ZYo

Niko smiled. "You know, you're something."copyright protection5PENANALviDKu6oTx

I smiled shyly. "Is that good or bad?"copyright protection5PENANAkpV7GDPKjv

"Definitely good. I've never met anyone like you."copyright protection5PENANA9QYQ4lXclW

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 protection5PENANAA6rTKcoQAi

"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 protection5PENANAnVHj2nXS7g

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