Matt came to his home, opened up the door and went to his room. He opened the door up and saw Kirra sitting in a chair next to his bed. She got up and took out a squirt gun, lifting it to his forehead. She squeezed the trigger and it squirted him, causing him to back off.
“Where were you?” Kirra asked.
“Uh, trying to help Taylor as you can see.”
“Wow, Taylor? What happened?”
“Uh, we got beat up by this uh gang.”
“Oh wow, well I’ve just been waiting here. For the past few hours.”
“For what?” Matt asked.
“For what? You honestly don’t know?”
“What the hell are you talking about?”
“Oh nothing. See you later Matt.” She walked out of his room and down the stairs and out the house. Matt tried calling her dozens of times, but she never picked up, so he gave up after his 30th call. He turned on his computer and began to type his paper. He read his book for about an hour, his notes for another hour, then typed for 2 hours. He got to the halfway point on his paper when his body couldn’t take it anymore, and he passed out.
Matt woke up and saw his paper incomplete. “Fuck.” He huffed. He did his daily things, and walked downstairs.
“Where’s your paper Matt?” His dad said firstly.
“Gotta go dad, but I’ll finish it tonight. Bye.” Matt said while running out of his house and down the street as fast as he could to get to the school. Matt came to the school, and he walked inside. He went straight to his history class and sat down next to Max and Taylor.
“What the fuck happened to you?” Max asked.
“Care to explain Taylor?”
“Don’t talk to me you prick.”
“What the fuck did I do?” Matt asked totally confused.
“As if you didn’t know?” Taylor shouted at him.
“About that bitch Regan!”
“I honestly didn’t know a thing! I swear to you Taylor!”
“That’s fucking it. That’s the last time Matt!” Taylor ran out of the classroom, and left the school.
“What happened now mate?” Maxxie asked.
“I honestly don’t know. Chase and Reagan were doing some stuff last night, and I tried to go and help, but then this group of girls stopped me and yeah.”
“Wait, a group of girls did that to you?” Max asked laughing.
“These were big girls though, not normal girls.”
“Oh yeah, I’m sure they were. Big and scary right?” Max said while shaking his head up and down.
“Whatever man.” The rest of the class seemed to go by slowly to Matt, and by the end, Tom passed back everyone’s course work.
“You all passed, great job guys. Now, before I let you both go early, I have something exciting to tell you. The school has decided to let you all go to Russia!” Tom said hoping to arouse attention, but when there were no cheers he said,” The best part is, no school for the two weeks we’re gone!” This got everyone’s cheers, and Tom was actually satisfied with his class.
“So, I’m going to pass out this slips, get them signed off by your parents, we leave next Monday if you’re going!” He passed out the forms as slowly as he could, and went and sat at his desk.
“Okay, since you all did so well, those of you who passed, go ahead and leave who cares if it’s early.” More cheers were heard and everyone started to leave the room.
“Everyone except you Matt.” Tom said sitting him back down. “How is your paper coming along?”
“Oh really? Now Matt, there’s so many things I would like to say, but here is something can sum it all up. Life is like a bull. Wild, untamed, unexpected, and dangerous. You aren’t going on that trip if you don’t turn in your paper by tomorrow. Be the bull. You may go.”
“Thanks Tom. I guess.” Matt finished packing up his things and left the classroom, off to lunch. He got his food, and had barely sat down when Kirra came and sat across from him.
“Where have you been?”
“I’ve tried calling you dozens of times!”
“Oh, sorry. I haven’t been checking my phone. Anyways, I’ve decided to give you another chance. Meet me at that café you always go to at three.”
“Okay, I’ll be there.”
“Well, alright Matty. I’ll see you later.”
“Yeah, bye Kirra.” Matt then dedicated his whole lunch to talking to Taylor. He searched and searched for her, but it was no use.
“You know where Taylor is Kale?” Matt asked.
“I dunno. Fi got a text, but she didn’t say where she was going, just with Taylor.”
“Oh alright.” Eventually the bell rang, and Matt went to his last class. He bared through it the best he could, and at the end, he immediately called Taylor. He called and called, and by the 12th time he got an answer.
“Mehol Bar, now.” Matt rushed to the bar, and there at the bar table was Taylor.
“Hey Tay.” Matt said.
“I just wanted to say I had.” Matt said before Taylor cut him off.
“I know, Max told Fi who told me that you were trying to help me last night, and you had nothing to do with it.” Taylor said as she took another shot of whatever she was having.
“Oh, well anyways, are you alright from last night?”
“You don’t have to try and comfort me or anything Matt. You know, I know you like me Matt. Just the thing is, I feel as if you are more like a.”
“Don’t say it please don’t say it.”
“You said it. A fucking brother.” The music in the bar changed to a more toney and better song and Taylor had a smile spread across her face.
“I like this song. Would you like to dance?” She said as she got up and took Matt by the hand.
“Uh, sure.” Matt said even though he was already out of his seat. Taylor put her hands around Matt’s neck and she started to sway and dance to the music. After about five minutes had passed, Chase stood at the doorway staring at the two dancing. Taylor was the first to see him, and wide eyed, she saw him walk over and push Matt out of the way. He whispered something in Taylor’s ear, and she had a look of forgiveness on her face. Once they started to dance, Matt left the bar and walked down the streets.
“Fuck!” He said as he looked down at his watch. “Four! Shit.”
Kirra drank from a bottle of tequila. She gulped the entire thing down, and moved on to better things. She took out a bag of pills, and gulped them all down. Moments later, she passed out, in the middle of a park, on a bench.
Matt desperately tried calling Kirra, but of course she didn’t answer. Hours later, a call came from Kirra’s phone and on it was Fi.
“Where the fuck were you!”
“Fi! She was so excited for yesterday, and the same for today, where have you been!”
“Where are you? What’s that noise? Where are you going?”
“Where do you think I’m going Matt?” Fi hung up the phone, and left Matt to think. Matt thought about Fi’s words, and it donned on him that she was on her way to the emergency room.
Matt rushed into the hospital, and called Fi. “Where are you?” he asked.
“Room 24.” Fi hung up the phone and watched the door. Matt walked in and ran up to Kirra’s unconscious body.
“How is she?”
“What have they done to her?”
“Pumped her stomach.”
“Is she going to be okay?”
“Listen Matt. All you had to do was go on that fucking date.”
“I’m sorry, I’m just concerned though for her still.”
“Why is it that you have chosen to start caring about her now? It’s a bit fucking late for that.”
“Excuse me.” A doctor said coming up. “You need to be family to be in here.”
“I’m her sister.” Fi said.
“And is he your brother?”
“No. He’s not.”
“Then I need to ask you to leave.”
“But she’s my girlfriend!”
“I’m sorry, that doesn’t count. Only family.”
“No I’m not leaving, let me stay!”
“Excuse me, can we get him thrown out!” Some guys came in the room and carried Matt away, and out of the hospital.
“What’s wrong Matt? You still sad about Taylor?” Max asked.
“No, we’re fine now.”
“Then what is it?”
“Fucking Kirra went out and overdosed on something, now I can’t even see her.”
“What the fuck? Why?” Kale asked.
“According to Fi, it’s because I wouldn’t go on a date with her.”
“Damn dude. You’re seriously fucked now.” Maxxie said.
“You are.” Fi said as she came up and looked down at the four boys.
“Where did you come from?” Oliver asked.
“Home?” Fi answered.
“You mean, you aren’t with Kirra?” Matt asked.
“Does it look like I’m with her?” Fi beamed.
“Well, is she fine? Who’s with her?” Matt said.
“She’s fine, and her parents happen to be with her.”
“Do you think I should go over there?” Matt asked.
“No, you’re the last person she needs with her, fuck off.”
“Damn Fi, what’s wrong with you?” Kale asked.
“You all are bugging the shit out of me. You wont stop staring at my tits, Matt is a total fucker, Kale you’re a druggy now, Oliver you’re uh, to religious, and Maxxie you’re fucking gay for Christ sakes stop staring!”
“Yeah…” Maxxie said in a puppy dog voice.
“Well, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m going to go on the dance floor.” Kale said.
“Yeah let’s go.” They all agreed except Fi. Fi went to the bar table, and got a drink. She returned to the table, and that was when she saw Matt. He was with Reagan, and it looked as if they were flirting with each other. Fi looked sideways at the situation, but ignored it for the moment. She looked over to the dance floor and saw Taylor with the four guys. She returned her head to Chase, and that’s when she saw it. He had his lips pressed against hers, and was shoving his tongue down her throat. Fi gave it some thought, and was about to get up and slap him across the face, but he took Reagan’s hand and went out of the building. Fi ran over to the dance floor and went up to Taylor.
“Hey tay, I need to tell you something.”
“Not right now, I’m kind of busy.”
“But its important, you’re going to want to know.”
“Not right now!” Fi returned to the table and Matt joined her moments later.
“What happened now?”
“What do you mean?”
“Why did you want to talk to Taylor?”
“Oh, it was about Chase. He and that posh girl from his quire or whatever were over there and then left.”
“Well that’s just Chase, Taylor knows, but denies the truth about everything until she sees some real action.”
“I know her Matt. She denies everything even with action. Take what happened yesterday for instance. They’re already back together and she doesn’t give a shit about what happened. I’m going to try and tell her, but I doubt she’ll even care.”
“Do you know Chase?”
“No, but that’s not the point.”
“Yes it is. She knows how Chase is, manipulative, conniving…”
“Backstabbing, sneering, undermining, malicious. Yes, yes, he is.”
“Okay, so he doesn’t care if he does that because as long as she knows, it’s fine.”
“So you’re saying you would do the exact same thing? You’ve already fucked it up with Cassie, you’re even going to go as low as Chase? Well fuck off then Matt.” Fi left the table and walked out of the club. Matt confusingly left the club too and walked home. When he got home and opened the door he saw his dad with a cigarette in his hand with a depressed look on his face.
“What’s wrong dad?” Matt asked.
“It’s your mum, I need to tell you something.”
“She’s gone. She thinks I’m to horrible to live with.”
“Have you tried calling her?”
“No. There’s no point in doing that.”
“Are you fucking kidding me? That’s my fucking mom and you made her go away! What the fuck is your problem?!”
“Now son, there’s things you don’t get.”
“I don’t fucking get! I get it perfectly! You made my fucking mother go the fuck away because you wont fucking be nice. Now I want you to fucking call her now, and not stop until she answers. As you would say, no more sunshine sunshine, until you go and fucking get my mother back!”
“Do you cuss enough?” His dad laughed.
“FUCKING CALL HER YOU DUMBASS!” Matt screamed.
“Fine then.” He picked the phone up and dialed her number.
“I’m going to come the fuck down here in a while, and you better be trying her number more and more.” Matt walked up the stairs and went in his room. He got to work on his paper and repeated his actions from last night. He fell asleep many times, but was able to reawake. He did check on his dad once, and he was still trying to contact his mom, so Matt was okay. The moon passed, and the sun rose. Matt finally was able to finish his paper, minutes before his normal wakeup time. He printed it out while he did his normal morning duties, and the finished paper was a grand total of 24 pages.
Matt walked into the classroom and took a seat next to Taylor and Maxxie once again. The bell eventually rang, and Tom came up to him.
“Did you finish the paper?”
“Yeah, here.” Matt said as he pulled it out of his backpack.
“You were the bull. Good job, I’ll grade it this period.” Tom gave the instructions for the day, and the kids got to it.
“Matt can I speak to you?” Tom said.
“Uh, yeah.” Matt got up and went over to his teacher.
“Well I’ve finished grading it, and there’s some good news, and then there’s bad news. Which do you want first?”
“The bad, I guess.”
“Okay, the bad news is you didn’t even get a C.”
“Shit, and the good?”
“Don’t worry, this is good. You didn’t even get a C, but you managed to get a B+. With that grade, you pass and, you get to go on the trip!”
“Great, thanks Tom.” Matt returned to his seat and finished up his job for the day. Tom once again repeated his words from the previous day.
“Those of you who passed, go ahead and go.” Although this time he didn’t have to stop Matt. Matt went to drama today,(not stopped by Max and Oliver), and then went to lunch.
“So did you pass mate?” Max asked.
“Yeah, B+, not an A level, but enough.”
“So you’re going on the trip with us!”
“Yup. Is everyone going here?” Matt asked.
“Yeah.” Oliver said.
“I believe if they let me.” Chase said.
“If Chase goes I am.” Taylor said.
“If I can get the money yeah.” Kale said.
“Of course!” Max said.
“Everyone, but one person.” Fi said.
“Who’s that?” Matt asked.
“Kirra…” Fi said.
“Why not?” Matt asked.
“I don’t know. Maybe cause you wouldn’t go on a date with her, she went out and overdosed, and she’s in the hospital.” Fi answered.
“Fair enough, can I see her now?” Matt asked.
“No, I don’t think you should have anything to do with her until she asks you to, but that’s just me.”
“Well I was going to go see if I can see her later on, anyone else want to come?” Maxxie asked. They all agreed, but Matt was exiled from the group.
The rest of the day went quickly for Matt, and he walked on home. He walked into the house and the first thing he said was,” Did you get a hold of mom, dad?”
“No, she won’t pick up no matter what. Funny how things like this happen.”
“How’s that funny? I find that horrible.” Matt didn’t bother to hear more, and walked up the stairs and into his room. He got out his phone and tried to call people up. He knew one person would definitely answer, Chase, so he called him. Chase did answer and Matt said,” How is she?”
“Good, she’s up and talking now.”
“What? Can I speak to her?” Matt asked.
“I dunno. Lemme ask.” Chase asked and Kirra gave a very blunt,” Wow, fuck no.”
“She doesn’t want to talk to you right now, give it some time.” Chase told Matt.
“Can I just say something to her then?”
“Uh, lemme see.” Chase asked Kirra and she said,” he’s got five seconds.”
“Okay, you have a few seconds.” Chase gave his phone to Kirra, and she held it up to her ear.
“Hello? Kirra? Hello? Is anyone there?” Matt said.
Kirra closed the phone and handed it back to Matt.
“What he say?” Taylor asked.
“Uhm, hello, Kirra, and asked if someone was there.”
“Fuck what is wrong with him.” Fi said.
“Honestly, he has to be fucked up in the head now!” Taylor responded.
“Yeah, whatever.” They stayed with Kirra until visiting hours were over, then they all went home.
“How is she now?” Matt asked Fi as they entered the airport.
“She’s out of the hospital, and last I heard, she was going to some new institution.”
“What? Another one? Why?”
“Well, if you were a parent and your daughter has just tried to commit suicide, what would you do?”
“Good point, but if she’s out why won’t she come on the trip with us?”
“Her parents don’t want her to, I guess to many temptations away from home, just to dangerous.”
“Damn, I guess I’ll just try to look on the bright side.”
“You do that.” Fi said while patting Matt on the back.
“Now, guys I have your boarding passes over here. Please line up.” Tom said. They all took there passes and walked down the corridor.
“A fucking red eye?” Taylor said.
“Thanks Tom, great booking.” Fi said.
“Well, you can sleep on the plane, I was trying to make it nice for you.”
“I thought you just wanted us here early to make sure we were going, I didn’t realize we were actually leaving at this time.” Taylor announced.
“Well we are, now go put your bags away with them and go to the loading station.”
They all checked in their bags and went to the loading station. They took a seat on the seats provided and waited.
“Flight 292 to Russia has been delayed by eight hours.” A announcement came from a loudspeaker.
“Eight hours?” Taylor yelled.
“What the fuck?” Kale asked.
“Why?” Oliver asked.
“I don’t know, but I’m going to find out, be right back.” Tom said as he left the group. He went to the flight coordinator and had a quick chat with him.
“What’s going on?” Tom asked.
“Excuse me?” He responded.
“The flight. The flight to Russia. Eight whole hours?”
“Is that what I said?”
“Yes you did.”
“Oh sorry one minute please.” The coordinator gave a piece of paper to a lady in the room and moments later an announcement came.
“Flight 292 to Russia has been delayed by nine hours sorry for the inconvenience.”
“The plane has problems or something like that, I’m not sure. I’ll get back to you later.” Tom left, and went back to his class.
“Nine fucking hours Tom?” Chase asked.
“Why?!” Taylor hollered.
“He said problems with the plane, but he too was unsure.”
“Unsure? He’s the coordinator for every plane in the airport! How can he be unsure!” Taylor asked.
“I don’t know, why don’t you go ask him yourself.”
“Fine I will. Fi come on.” Taylor said, tugging on her arm. She marched to the office and walked inside.
“May I help you?”
“Yes you can. Do you mind, uhm, just telling us what’s wrong with plane 292?” Taylor giggled.
“It has some internal problems, the engine I think.”
“And you expect such young girls such as ourselves to ride on it?” Fi asked.
“Yeah, if you don’t mind, can you please, give us another plane.” Taylor said trying to sound like a sweet innocent girl.
“I wish I could, but I just can’t.”
“Oh come on, you know you can. Just phone up someone and get us there please. We will do anything you want if you just help us this teeny bit.” Taylor said.
“Anything?” He answered.