- December 3rd, 2009
I watch as he slowly pulls a knife out of the kitchen draw, he stops for a second, longingly gazing at the door, he then turns to me and says
“Do you know what’s about to happen?”
I shake my head from side to side, in confusion
“Any second now they’re going to come crashing through that door and try to kill us.”
I stuttered as I clambered up as fast as a rocket onto my feet.
“The people I ripped off Skye.”
It was dead silent for a bit, then I snapped,
“Oh for fucks sakes Paul, Why couldn’t of you just given them what they wanted? You damn well knew they were apart of a gang. Jesus Christ, we need to get out of here now Paul.”
“I don’t think we can, they’re probably out there waiting.”
“What the fuck are we going to do then?”
“We’re going to have to fight them.”
“What!? No we’re not!”
“We’ll have more of a chance of dying if we don’t.”
I paced up and down the room for a bit then stormed over to the bench and grabbed a cigarette out of the packet lying there, and then lit it. I paced around some more in anger then threw my but to the floor and stomped it
“Ugh for fucks sakes, I’m going to go sit on the roof for some fresh air.”
I stormed over to the window and heaved it open.
“Skye I don’t think that’s a …”
Paul stuttered, a gunshot finished the end of his sentence. I felt a bullet wiz past the left side of my head, I collapse to the floor in shock, I felt Paul run over to me and wrapped his arms around me. I could feel his long brown hair brushing against my skin.
“Its okay, I won’t let them hurt you.”
His voice whispered gently in my ear. Sobbing I quickly grabbed his pale white hand with mine.
“What are we going to do?”
He looked at me with his bright blue eyes and said
“I think I have an idea”
He walked quickly over to the phone and started dialling a number.
“You’re not ringing the cops are you?! If you did, they’d take you away!”
“Skye, calm down please, I’m not calling the cops, that’d be silly.”
He continued to dial a number.
“Hey its Paul, is Emily there? Alright then”
He was silent for a moment then he began to talk again.
“Hey Emily, its Paul, I need you to do something for me. There’s a bunch of people coming to kill me because I ripped them off. Alright, thank you.”
He hung up.
“What’s Emily going to do?” I asked,
“You’ll see darling.”
I flicked my long blond hair out of my face then wiped the tears from my dark brown eyes. I clambered to my feet then walked over to Paul, he was lighting a cigarette I wrapped my arms around his waste
“I love you so much you know”
“I know you do, I love you too, more than I have ever loved anyone else in this world”
He then turned around and kissed me on the lips. Little did he know under all these baggie cloths I was 5 and a half months pregnant.
“What!? Skye you have to be kidding me!”
“Shannon, I’m not. I like him an awful lot. I don’t care if he’s a dealer, he’s just doing it to get more money for the band. We need recording equipment and some more instruments”
“Skye, He’s so fucking stupid. Why couldn’t of he gotten a normal job? It’d be so much better”
“ Shannon, normal jobs pay shit all compared to dealing… Well at least what he’s dealing. Look. I don’t care what his fucking job is as long as he can get money for the band and to support himself”
“Ugh, Whatever Skye. You go for him if you must, but trust me, you’ll wish you had listened to me one day”
“ Shannon could you fucking please put the whole fucking dealing thing to a side? He’s such a lovely, amazing person once you get to know him”
I watched as Shannon flicked away her cigarette and stormed off. I felt slightly empty after that.
I walked back into my sleep out where a bunch of us had been drinking and having a good time.
“Where’s Shannon?” Everybody asked as I entered the room.
“She got stroppy with me and stormed off somewhere, I don’t know where and if she’ll be back”
They all shrugged it off and went back to talking.
I went and sat on the couch beside Paul he put his arm around and kissed me on the cheek, I melted and kissed him back on his soft pink lips. We were all just sitting around chatting and laughing, the atmosphere was great! All of a sudden the music stoped and all the lights flickered off.
“Oh fucker, a power cut!” Timmy yelled.
“Ah, I think I might go now guys, I’ve got work in seven hours” Freddie announced. “You going to come back with me Paul?”
“Nah man, I think I might stay here”
“Alright, what about you Timmy?” it was silent for a second
“Yeah might as well, can’t be bothered walking or calling a taxi”
“Well I guess I’ll see you lot later”
“See you guys later!” I said and I ran up to them and hugged them both goodbye.
There was four of us left, plus one, my flat mate Thomas, who’d fallen asleep on the couch.
“I wonder when the power will be back?”
“God only knows, I might start walking home now, it’s getting a bit late and it looks like a storm might be coming in” Was my reply from Hannah.
“Yeah we really should be going, or we could just sleep in Thomas’s bed. I don’t think he’ll be seeing it tonight!” George said jokingly.
“Ah why don’t you! I don’t think Thomas will mind!” Paul said.
“Yeah, I think staying here will probably be a better option for you, it looks like its spitting out there” “Yeah I think you’re right, Skye” George said squinting out the window with his aqua blue eyes. “What do you think Darling?” George said lovingly to Hannah. Hannah flicked her short curly purple fringe to a side and said “I think we should stay George, I honestly can not be bothered walking home, I’m cold and tired and if its going to rain there is no way I’d want to walk through it” “Fair enough Hun, shall we go to bed then?” “Yeah sure” “Uh, I think I’ll go check out his room first guys, just to be safe” I said to them tripping over a couple of beer bottles someone had left on the floor.
I grabbed my torch from under the bench and walked through to Thomas’s room. When I entered I automatically walked into his amp, I moved away from the doorway and continued on into the depths of his room. I walked over to his bed and checked out the bed sheets, nothing funny amongst them, I moved onto his beside tables where I found the disgusting stuff, a used condom and some woman’s underpants I quickly picked up the condom and threw it in his rubbish bin, I then grabbed the undies and threw them in his draws. I had a last little look around then went back into the lounge. “Its safe-ish now!” I announced as I entered the room. As I shut the door behind me the lights flickered back on. “Yay! Light!” Hannah said. “Ah bed time I think” George said walking towards Thomas’s bedroom. “Ah yeah, sounds good” I watched as Hannah and George left the room to go to sleep, or maybe something else!
“Hmmmm I’m quite hungry, I might make some food, would you like anything?” I asked Paul “No, no I’m fine, I might just uh go get ready for bed” “Alright then, I’ll be in there in a few minutes”
I watched as he walked through my bedroom doorframe, his head just brushed the top of it. I never realised how tall he actually was until that point in time, he was like a giant compared to me. I wasn’t very short, nor very tall, I was just in the middle at 5’7.
I turned to my small kitchen area to go make some food. One look at my bench and I knew I had to clean it. It was covered in cups and bottles from people mixing drinks. I started to clean up, as I was doing so the door came smashing open and Shannon came stumbling in with a nearly empty bottle of Vodka in her hands. “Skye, I’m sorry. I love you so much” She cried as she stumbled to the floor. I put down the glass I was cleaning and went and shut the door. Shannon was soaking wet from head to toe and her tights were ripped to bits. “Shannon, what did you do?” I asked her in an unasuring tone. “I, ssssss, don’t know. I” She spluttered. “Erm alright then honey, look you pop yourself up on the couch there and I’ll go grab you some clean dry cloths”
I ran into my bedroom to find Paul digging through his bag franticly and swearing like anything. “What’s wrong?” I asked his wearily. “I can’t find the fucking…” He quickly stopped and thought for a second “I can’t find… I can’t” “What can’t you fucking find?” I quickly snapped at him. “I can’t find the coke I am meant to be dealing in the morning” He said in disappointment. “Fuck, Let me look” I dived down onto all fours and started digging through his bag. Nothing, not a single speck of drug matter to be found in his bag. “Nothing” I said disappointingly, out of the corner of my eye I saw something sticking out from under his jersey, which was flung across the floor. I quickly raced over to it and swooped up what was under it. “Is this what you were looking for?” “Yes! Yes it is! Thank you so much Skye” He said as he wrapped his arms around me. As we stood there hugging I herd a loud thud come from in the lounge. “Oh shit” I said and I raced over to my draws.
I returned to the lounge to find Shannon placed on the floor beside the couch drinking the rest of her vodka out of the bottle “Oh Shannon, no you don’t need it” I said as I raced over to her with my pile of cloths I dumped them on the couch then took the bottle off her. I looked at her; she had a scratch on her face. I slowly pulled off her soaking wet cardigan and popped it in a heap on the floor, I slowly did this with the rest of her clothing then put my oversized Slowdive tee shirt and some old green pyjama pants I then scooped up the wet cloths and threw them in the washing basket outside my door. I then went and got her a blanket out of the cupboard then threw it on top of her cold body.
Returning to my bedroom I slowly opened my door and peered through into my room. Paul was sitting there reading a book; I slowly entered then shut the door behind me. He looked up and smiled. “How was the food?” “Oh, I didn’t get any” “What were you doing out there then?” “Oh Shannon returned, I was dressing her into some dry cloths, I’m too tired to eat now” “Oh, alright then” He said putting his book down.
I climbed into my bed beside him. He put his arms around me then began to kiss me, I started to kiss him back we carried on like this for god only knows how long then things started to get a bit closer.
“Freddie, stop. Your beat keeps getting faster than it actually goes” “Ah fuck, really Timmy? Fuck man, what do you guys think?” “I think it is getting to fast to be honest Freddie. Also it’s getting a bit loud and drowning out bit of my bass!” “Okay whatever I call for a break” Freddie declared after Timmy and I told him he was fucking up. I put down my light blue bass and walked over to Timmy. “Man we need to do something about Freddie eh!? He keeps drowning you out!” “Hah, I know, oh well, its only this one song, nothing to much” “True I suppose, but still Skye!! We need to be perfect!” “Oh Timmy, you’re such a perfectionist! Get over it!” I said jokingly as I walked over to Paul who was fiddling around with his guitar.
I sat down on the table beside him. He looked up at me and smiled. I smiled back, I watched as he messed around with the tuning of his guitar, I don’t know why but I was highly entertained by this for awhile, then there was a knock at the door. “I’ll get it!” I said cheerily as I hoped to my feet. I skipped merrily over to the door and swung it open. There was my flat mate Thomas standing there with his swooping black emo hair starring right at me with his piercing green eyes. “Hello Thomas!” I said very enthusiastically as he entered the room. He seamed a bit heavy as he entered the room. I slammed the door shut behind him then went and stood next to him. “What’s wrong?” I asked cautiously as he stood there burning a hole in the wall. “My girlfriend broke up with me,” He moaned. I quickly flung my arms around him and gave him a kiss on the cheek. “Cheer up buddy, you’ll find someone else better than her” I said to him slightly doubtfully. “Skye, I won’t. She’s the first girlfriend I’ve had in god only knows how many years, two I think” “Oh Tom, stop that. My friend told me she thinks you’re adorable” “Who?” He asked quite promptly “Lauren” I replied slowly. He slumped down in a chair and giggled. “Lauren. Lauren off all people! Haha! Never saw that one coming!!” he laughed. I left him to laugh and went back over to Paul who was still tuning his guitar.
“Wanna go out for lunch?” I asked him rather flirtingly. “Sure” was his rather unenthusiastic reply. “Okay then, where?” “Uh, I don’t know, you can choose” “Uh okay, I’ll think of somewhere, you let me know when you’re ready to leave” “Uh yep, I’m ready now” He said placing his guitar up against the table. We said goodbye to the others then went out to my car. “I still don’t know where to go” I said as I buckled my seat belt. “Hmmmmm, well don’t ask me, I don’t know anywhere decent” “Hmm alright, lets just go somewhere in town so I can go pick up that book I wanted from the library on David Bowie” “Alright, fair enough” We sat there in silence with the motor running for about five minutes, I then backed the car out the drive way and out onto the street. I drove down towards the main road as I did so I felt his hand slip on top of mine. I looked down at his hand and smiled. We carried on driving in silence until we got to town.
“Fuck, no don’t park here” Paul quickly said. “Why?” “See that guy there,” he said pointing at some gangster looking guy with a red bandana hanging out his back pocket. “I ripped him off, charged him $200 when it was only $100 worth” “Haha, fuck man, not the smartest idea, oh well he doesn’t look very bright” I said jokingly as we drove off down the road. I found another park and we happily parked up the car there. “Happy?” I asked as I locked the door. “As long as I’m with you babe” I giggled with happiness from what he said, I still didn’t get why we weren’t dating yet, especially after the other night at mine. To scared to ask maybe? That’s what I thought. He quickly grabbed my hand and we walked off down the road, hand in hand, I felt extremely happy, happier than usual. Today was going to be an amazing day, I could tell.
We walked into a café; it was dead busy. We ordered our food then went and sat at a table right in a dark little corner of the room. “What’s the time?” Paul asked. “About 2:30pm, why?” “I have a deal at four” Oh, alright” I said in a slightly disappointed tone. “Don’t worry love, it’ll only take me about 15 minutes at the most, you can come with me if you’d like” “Hmmm, maybe. I’ll think about it,” I said as I watched the waitress bring over the food. “One blueberry muffin and a chicken sandwich” The lady said as she placed it on the table. “Your drinks should be over in a second” She said quickly as she hurried off. I watched as Paul took a bite of his sandwich, he was quite a piggy eater, but it didn’t bother me. Our drinks came along; I grabbed my iced tea straight away as I was quite parched. We finished up our food then left the café. We wandered around the city with all its tall buildings for a good hour or so. I got my book from the library then we went and sat by the river.
“What’s the time?” Paul asked. “3:25pm” I replied. I looked up at the sky, it looked dark and gloomy surrounded by all these lifeless buildings. I saw a speck of rain falling from the sky. It landed in Paul’s lap. “Oh no, looks like its about to rain” Paul said sounding slightly annoyed. “A little rain never hurts anyone,” I said as I looked up and saw more and more raindrops coming. “Shall we move?” I asked as I stood up. “Most defiantly” was Paul’s reply as he stumbled around as he stood up. We walked down the riverbank and past a homeless man begging for money. I felt sorry for the guy and gave him five dollars; deep down inside though I knew he was probably there by choice. We walked all the way to the city centre in silence. “What’s the time?” Paul asked me for which seamed the millionth time today. “3:57pm” “Shit, uhm, fuck we need to start heading towards, uhm, fuck, the, uhm….” “The what Paul?” I said quite confused. “Fuck, I forgot the place I meant to be meeting her” “Oh for Christs sake Paul, that’s smart. Can’t you text her or something?” “I don’t have her number, she has mine but I doubt she’ll ring or text me” All of a sudden his phone started ringing. “Hello” He said quite franticly. “Ah, yep. Okay no, sure. Tomorrow at 1pm? Okay sweet, where about? Okay yep no there should be fine, see you then” He hung up. That was her, she can’t make it today, thank god.” “Where are you going to be meeting here tomorrow then?” I asked. “She said in the car park under the bridge on Moorehouse” “That’s an interesting place… quite busy don’t you think?” “Yeah, but it should be alright” He said curiously.
We left the city then went back to my house. As I turned up my drive I found Shannon sitting out the front with a blanket wrapped around her, a bowl and a cigarette. “You alright Shannon?” I asked as I walked over to the front door. “Just a bit hung over” She replied rather shakily. I went inside and started to clean up the mess in the lounge. After about 10 minutes majority of the mess was gone, the lounge room only needed a tiny bit of vacuuming. I got myself a glass of juice then went and sat on the couch between Paul and Shannon, they were watching some gaming show on the television, I wasn’t very interested. “Should I go get a movie out?” I suggested quite suddenly. Shannon nodded and Paul was far to fixed on the television to even hear that I had spoken. “Paul!!” I said loudly in his year. “Yeah” he mumbled “Should I go get a movie out from the store?” “Uh, yeah I suppose so” he said taking his eyes of the television. “Alright then, what movie?” “I don’t mind, a comedy maybe” Shannon said “Yeah a comedy would be good” Paul agreed. “Alright then, I’ll go get one, anything else you guys want while I’m out?” Nobody answered so I left the house silently. As I started backing out the driveway Paul came running out then jumped into the passenger seat. No words were passed as I continued to drive. We got to the movie store and I selected a couple of movies. We then left and that’s when Paul asked. “ Skye, it’s probably the most stupid time to be doing this, but, I was wondering, will you go out with me?” I slammed on the breaks and skidded over to the side of the road. I leant over and wrapped my arms around him, I hadn’t been this happy in ages. “Yes” I shrieked in happiness. I felt tears come out of my eyes. I looked him in the eyes then kissed him passionately on the lips. We sat there holding each other for about five minutes then we decided we should probably get going.
We got home and made some dinner, the three of us appeared quite mopey but deep down inside I was happier than ever. After dinner we watched the first DVD then half way through the second DVD there was another power cut. “Oh for Christ sakes, what’s up with the power around here lately?” I questioned as I stood up to go find the torch. As I found the torch the power went back on. We went back to watching the DVD then Thomas came home. He was soaking wet from head to toe, he looked quite unhappy, so I got up and followed him into his room.
“Thomas, are you alright m’doll?” I asked him as he sat down on the edge of his bed. “No” he said quite boisterously as he pulled off his wet shoes. I walked over to his draws and grabbed him some dry clothing. “Here” I said as I placed them beside him on his bed. “Thanks” he said. I left the room and went back to the lounge, it was close to the end of the movie so I watched the last of it then put it back in its case. “Is it alright if I sleep here again tonight?” Shannon asked me as I was doing this. “Sure, anytime you need somewhere to stay, that couch is yours” I said to her as I moved the DVD’s on to he table by the door. I locked up the house then went to my room. Paul was already in there reading the same book he had been reading the night before. “I’m so happy at the moment” I boasted to him as I sat down on the side of my bed. “Me too” he replied. “I’m so worried about Thomas, I’m gona go check on him” “Alright, come back soon baby” He said as I left the room.
I walked into Thomas’s room; it stunk of marijuana he was sitting in the corner of his room with a bong smoking away “Haha, uhm you alright man?” I asked as I walked over to the corner of the room. “I’m sweet now. The bitch is in flames” he said pointing to the wire he had hanging across his window. I looked over and there was a picture of her burning. “Jesus Christ man! Be careful with shit like that, I don’t want my house burning down, mum would kill me,” “Whatever” he said. I grabbed a glass of water and threw it over the now smouldering picture. I then left him to it and went back to my room.
“How is he?” Paul asked. “Stoned” I said as I slumped down onto the side of my bed. I got changed the slid into bed beside Paul. He wrapped his pale white arms around me and we sat there cuddling and kissing for awhile, I looked into his bright blue eyes and said to him “I love you” I then gave him a final kiss goodnight and flicked off the light.