Thursday, 19 April 2012

A touch of Light - chapter 3

Liam’s POV

“Man, you’re totally wasted. Jeez, how many bottles did you drink?” Mason was lying there; head on one arm while the other was holding his fourth bottle of beer. His face was pale and his eyes were teary. He was still strong and hasn’t puked up yet. His young face turned old right after he gotten out of school. There was something up, something terribly wrong; as if he just saw a ghost.
 He wouldn’t budge, he just stayed there moaning and every now and then, shedding a tear. It looked kind of pathetic, but I’ve knew him far longer than George. Since we were just eight years old and he was new to the neighbourhood. 
“My mum is gonna kill me if she finds out Sarah is pregnant” he groaned, and took another sip of his medicine. “What? Whoa, I didn’t think you’ll get to that part. Just do an abortion.” I simply said. It wasn’t a shock to me, since Sarah looked like whore anyway. What does he see in that girl? He knew she was on dope since she’s been seeing Erik Seeth.
 That dude was in the black market and not one teacher knew. He’s been selling cheap drugs in the old school’s garage after school to kids who were having trouble with their lives, and Sarah was one of them. Mason knew all this but he just loved her too much.
“The problem is Liam, I’ve never even made her pregnant. We didn’t even do it! You know that I’m keeping clean till I’m married. It’s what my family does” He moaned again.
“Maybe I did, but.. no, she can’t have gotten me high. I barely saw her for two months.”
Then he was already down his fourth bottle. The fifth one was coming up and I took it away.
“I told you, do an abortion. You’re family is loaded.” He gave me a stare, the look that said ‘shut up with your stupid ideas’. I sighed. I wasn’t a great friend at that moment. I’m a dude for crying out loud, and he was being winy.
“Then dump her, it’s not like she’s worth being with” I keep the beer in the box and pushed it underneath the table.
“I can’t dump her, what about the freakin’ baby?” He was wasted and he was putting much effort in being focus.
“Then? You said you didn’t even touch her, who knows what she might have been doing for that past two months! She might be ‘doing it’ with every jackass in this school!” I was angry. Mason was so blinded with Sarah, and he feels at pity at her for what she had been doing to him?
Mason cried, I expected him to go other pissed around me, but instead he cried. I sighed; right he was tired with all this.
The popularity, the teacher’s pet, every girl dream guy and all that, and now he has to deal with a whore. “Ok, dude. I’m sorry. You and Sarah will figure it out somehow. Do you still love her?” I asked him in the nicest way a bro could ask another bro.
“I, I don’t know. Not anymore I guess. The baby thing just made me hate myself more. My mum and dad will soon find out. And, and you’re right. She was trouble from the beginning. She was so nice and well kept before this, but then it all changed. I didn’t have the heart to dump her, cause she needed me.”
 He got up, trying to be stable on his feet. “I’m going out. I’m getting myself cleaned up before my mum finds me reek of four boozes. Thanks bro” He patted my shoulder, and walked out of my dad’s garage.
 Later, George came in. He just came back from football practice, and my place was always the place we would hang out. 
“What’s up with him? He looks like he’s gonna vomit or something.” He looked at the four empty bottles of beer on the floor.
“Right, boozes” He continued.
 “Sarah’s pregnant. He has no idea what to do.” I picked up the bottles and put them in the bin where my dad place them behind the house.  “What? How did that happen? How long was she pregnant?” He voices seem to trail off.
 “I don’t know. Trying asking that b****. Want a beer?” I offered him the last one. He declined the offer and washed his face.
“I think it’s that Cameron guy. He and Sarah used to go out, and he never seemed to have enough.” George said.
 “Maybe, but this ain’t my problem.  Let the guy be. He wasn’t playing safe”
 “Yeah. By the way, gave me one of that” I gave him one bottle and we drank just one till we had enough talking about them. 
*
“Hey, that Lorraine girl is hot,” he said, suddenly changing the subject. I shrugged. “I don’t know. Yeah, she’s pretty cool, but she’s not my type.” I felt uneasy. “Man, just pretty? I’m thinking of asking her out” He sneered. “That fast uh? She hasn’t even seen what you are anyway” I said smiling.
“Whatever, there aren’t many chicks like her nowadays. Why are you being like that?” He pushed me on the arm with his bottle.
 “Like what? Being normal?”
 “You’re being uncomfortable talking about her. I thought you liked her since we met her at lunch”, I did, but Andrew was someone that seemed protective about his sister, and I had many problems dating a guy’s sister. “She’s just not my type. Maybe that Erin girl is someone that reaches out my taste.” I said.
“Well whatever dude, I’m asking her out” he said, walked out to throw his beer in the bin and went home.
I sure didn’t meet her at lunch. More at an awkward moment. I mean, I just met this girl today. Yeah, honestly, she was beautiful and a great sense of humor. I’m not ready to break another girl’s heart.

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