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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!oQXVKpCwEbzv51gX4og7posted 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 protection12PENANATYyBqDJ0I9

"Charlie, what's wrong? Did something happened?" He asked.copyright protection12PENANAK7ZI3K7FgM

I nodded as I sniffed.copyright protection12PENANARQhWRyUWXa

"Do you want to sit and talk about it?"copyright protection12PENANA4Q9DrAgaAZ

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 protection12PENANAkl6k394bPl

"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 protection12PENANAYGbgD3Ox0L

I nodded.copyright protection12PENANAI4BSH3tYe4

"Here's your key." He handed me the same room key from last night.copyright protection12PENANAXyp3StdXF2

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 protection12PENANAiDJtTnxHUx

"I'm sorry I didn't eat the food you bought me."copyright protection12PENANAtDC4wj8Zhm

Niko shrugged. "No big deal." He said then looked at me. "You look troubled."copyright protection12PENANA3fUtiNWwKB

I nodded. "I have a lot going on. lost her job yesterday."copyright protection12PENANAz3fix9F4RA

"I'm sorry. Is she looking for a new one?"copyright protection12PENANACkeepKyxKQ

I shrugged. "I think."copyright protection12PENANATN5OgoCdUn

"I don't think that's what's troubling you the most, though."copyright protection12PENANAPtq5MXes15

I sighed. "It's...difficult to say. Anyways, why are you working here?" I asked, looking at him.copyright protection12PENANA2EphTO1rmL

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 protection12PENANAigzn4QMG3H

I nodded, understanding. "I guess we both don't really want to talk about our problems."copyright protection12PENANA3TauYXrcpt

Niko looked at me and smiled then nodded. "Definitely. But, aren't you supposed to be at school right now?"copyright protection12PENANAhs7HJ0wKsS

"Yeah but something happened there so I left. I can't explain."copyright protection12PENANAwK858dVUUZ

"Hmm. Well, are you going to stay here for another night?"copyright protection12PENANABYSMsQJT39

I shrugged. "My mom doesn't know i'm here and I can't exactly tell her why..."copyright protection12PENANAnlBu3kvz5X

"You're hiding yourself from the world huh?"copyright protection12PENANAsBIBHQPCLJ

"In a way...yeah. I just...I feel like dying so much."copyright protection12PENANABnHu9alT4o

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 protection12PENANA2rKEWNYrn4

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 protection12PENANApQF8rnYhZK

"Yes, Ronnie?" Mom said.copyright protection12PENANA0B7I6hTrbX

"I...Is it okay for me to stay with a friend today? I need some time to clear my head."copyright protection12PENANAQeoBSloRNM

"Sure. I don't see why not. Be careful okay?"copyright protection12PENANAVcCBk4YjlY

"Yeah. I love you. Bye." I hung up. "I feel bad about leaving my mom alone but...I can't stay there."copyright protection12PENANA4mzb4GtY7E

"Everything will be okay. Right now, just worry about yourself okay?"copyright protection12PENANAVYTkzLFYCs

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 protection12PENANALyFn90s8jN

"Sorry." I finally said.copyright protection12PENANA6o9GAem3cu

"For what?"copyright protection12PENANAI8tBs2n710

I shrugged. "I dunno. I...i'm just sorry."copyright protection12PENANAAMyfaIfCRz

Niko chuckled. "You're sorry for no reason?"copyright protection12PENANApXXzDxO0B1

I nodded. "I guess I am."copyright protection12PENANAvj9YVB1iJ2

Niko smiled. "You know, you're something."copyright protection12PENANAjkPRzZAPBr

I smiled shyly. "Is that good or bad?"copyright protection12PENANAp1pmB3Up3v

"Definitely good. I've never met anyone like you."copyright protection12PENANAqyPzxKby3V

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 protection12PENANABmfqeOqOE2

"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 protection12PENANAg33FqFIk4M

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