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The Bet
Writer HairyMclarey13
  • G: General Audiences
  • PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
  • PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • R: Restricted
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The Bet
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Aug 12, 2018
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Flashbackcopyright protection4PENANANPpOejwnIs

Four years ago.....copyright protection4PENANAfQ2REFfXTW

I finished chugging the bottles and smiled, looking around the cheering crowd. Even though my smile was fake and I was on the verge of breaking down, I did feel happy around this crowd. The crowd starting disappearing back into the party and I threw the empty bottle into the bin.  I went on a search to find more liquor. I wasn't quite the type of drunk I needed to be. I spotted Stephanie wading through the crowd, no doubt looking to be rejected by the new boy again. Putting on another fake smile, I went to hunt down the new boy, this was his house after all.copyright protection4PENANAkyUv7DfABQ

Sneaking past all my friends, i made my way upstairs, peaking into every room. That's when the smell hit me. Weed. Exactly what I needed. I followed the smell to a back bedroom. The door was unlocked and it looked like I found new boy's bedroom. I noticed the bedroom window open and stuck my head out. I saw smoke coming from the small rooftop just above the window. Hoisting myself, I pulled myself up onto the rooftop, giving the poor boy a small fright.copyright protection4PENANAZpGpdVJKir

"Jesus, it's only you. God I thought you were that god awful Stephanie had found me. Wanna puff?"copyright protection4PENANAdyifpXVFVO

"Yes please. Almost all the alcohol has gone"copyright protection4PENANACfnwLv905L

"Fuck already. I'm Blake Willis by the way"copyright protection4PENANAQ5axunsd7L

"Sophie"copyright protection4PENANAFkjYAJVvpQ

He passed the joint and I took a puff, staring up into the clear night sky. I handed the joint back and laid down next to Blake.copyright protection4PENANAk16IxRdHRj

"It's beautiful up here"copyright protection4PENANAsIoCfT0I68

"Yeah I found it last week, when I needed to hide from my dad and that hideous witch"copyright protection4PENANAtMtMK3wGzV

I laughed and watched him ash the joint, before lying down next to me.copyright protection4PENANAxUWDCuuQbl

"Why did you move?"copyright protection4PENANA9D4xgkqg2x

"Dad got better business here. I have no idea how, since we come from the city. It just means he's going to be home more"copyright protection4PENANApvjSi4WOKw

"Well obviously not this weekend then"copyright protection4PENANAJhqGU2apSl

"Nah he's sorting things out with mum"copyright protection4PENANAL2ZPAf91wb

"They not together anymore?"copyright protection4PENANAyVHSOZWKOH

"Not anymore. Mum found a younger hotter husband"copyright protection4PENANAgyYHeSKoiC

We sat in silence for a bit before he lit a cigarette. He offered, smiling I turned him down. I drink but cigarettes were not for me.copyright protection4PENANAJ3FJSfY1gu

"What are you doing here anyway? I thought these types of parties weren't something a girl was interested in"copyright protection4PENANAdPqUHeUEZJ

"Welcome to Callgoony. My name is Crazy Sophie, fourteen years old and I could out drink your old man"copyright protection4PENANAlghjXvcHTu

He laughed but I couldn't look at him, the fear of tears rolling down my cheeks.copyright protection4PENANAkDxZmqflsv

"Nah serious. I saw you at the start of the night. You were drinking to forget something"copyright protection4PENANAQFlgA2vvHu

"I don't know, I barely know you. I should go"copyright protection4PENANAe2KvmI1zqV

"Stop. Tell me, you can trust me. Whats happens on the roof stays on the roof alright?"copyright protection4PENANA4KyCKV2Zhu

I nodded not trusting my voice. We stared up at the night sky for a bit longer. I heard the party start to die down. We watched Stephanie and her goons call a cab and leave. She looked very disappointed. Blake helped me back inside and we stood awkwardly in his bedroom.copyright protection4PENANAv7aQnLTTgA

"My dad died"copyright protection4PENANAnuD80ZQ1zg

"What?"copyright protection4PENANAWD1vfLqhLI

"You asked why I was here. My dad died last week"copyright protection4PENANAMhPX8dI16Y

"Shit"copyright protection4PENANACttgCtgsvP

He pulled me into a hug and I let the tears roll down my cheeks and onto his shoulder. I don't know how long he held me but eventually I stopped crying. He had pulled me onto the bed at some point and we lay in each others arms. Looking up at his face, I saw that he was asleep. Sighing I went to get up, only to be pulled furthur into his body.copyright protection4PENANAJrsKXIwo0i

"Stay and sleep. I know you need the company the most now"copyright protection4PENANA6MAVKI8sKf

*****copyright protection4PENANArnJUDloTOT

When I woke up I was alone but the bed was still warm. I got up and followed the smell of freshly made coffee. When I appeared in the kitchen I saw my mum talking to who I hope was Blake's dad. I gave them a small smile and poured myself a fresh cup of coffee and another for Blake. I heard footsteps behind me and handed the cup to a surprised Blake. He took it and I sat down next my mother, with my head in my hands, watching my coffee steam.copyright protection4PENANAIxlbijTPHT

"Glad to see your alive Sophie"copyright protection4PENANA8NGIJqqRSb

"I'm not hungover mum"copyright protection4PENANA7jyQebcC40

"Look at me"copyright protection4PENANAwNySYQbRGS

I looked at my mum and I knew what the status of my faced would look like to her.copyright protection4PENANALOGrwpRXhK

"Are you high?"copyright protection4PENANA8o4HfiSrVX

Yep there you have it.copyright protection4PENANArsK0kJRwAx

"No, I'm not hungover nor am I high. I spent most of last night crying mum. You have such a beautiful home Mr Willis"copyright protection4PENANApll5NSvEPM

"Thank you for calling me Geoff. We must be off, don't want to intrude any longer"copyright protection4PENANAoYbsFqLySH

"It's was nice to meet you Soph"copyright protection4PENANAwj9gku0b0A

I smiled at the nickname and wondered by he made it sound so beautfiul. Fuzzy made it sound like she was too lazy to say my full name.copyright protection4PENANAIqW4vKW0oM

"It's was nice to meet you to Blake. See you in school"copyright protection4PENANANNLYgrp2Zh

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