Superstition | Chapter Five
"Oh my God, dude you gotta try this!"
The whole time Jay had been gone to go back to his house, I had been lounging on Miss Audrey's couch. It hadn't been more than ten minutes before I dozed off, only to be interrupted by something incredibly heavy landing on top of me. Groaning in pain, I held my side where Jay had leapt up onto me. "Give me some warnin', will ya?" I scolded him. I glanced outside where the sun was nearly gone from the sky. How long had he been gone?
"Holy crap nuggets, man, this stuff is awesome!" he exclaimed, thrusting a small package into my hand before bounding over Miss Audrey's glass coffee table. I watched as he twirled into the kitchen where she could be seen standing in front of the counter making a pie from the neighbor's apples.
While they fought over how loud, crazy, and obnoxious he was being, I stole a peek at what was within the brown paper bag. Inside were small baggies, and as I removed them I found tiny blue dots inside. Adjusting my glasses, I squinted to see the shape of probably the smallest pill I had ever seen.
"What drug is this?" I asked him, dumping the contents of the paper bag out onto the table. They all were the same, all concealed within compact baggies no larger than the size of my thumb.
"It isn't! That's the great part about it! My dad's friend gave it to me. And man, that dude looked horrible the last time I saw him and now he's just like- wow! Wouldn't that be cool if I could look like him?" he gushed like a crazed Justin Bieber fan, charging back into the living room to collect the pills back up. "Just one a day and we can look like male models within a month, maybe even less. We'll have all the girls at school flocking us, how does that sound? Sounds great, huh?" he beamed at me, as if this new experiment were the best thing the world has ever come across.
"It's not that simple. What's in it?"
"I don't know," he spoke incredibly fast, at least a hundred miles per hour. I was actually beginning to wonder whether or not he actually took them or just gorged himself with ten packs of sugar.
Peering behind him, I caught Miss Audrey's eye. She drew circles around the side of her head, and I completely agreed. Whatever drug this boy had taken before coming here was not one that I would be consuming any time soon. "Jay, I really don't think it's a good idea for you to be listening to a random guy- especially your dad's friend. For all we know he could have been selling you ecstasy."
"Nope. This stuff is way more expensive," he announced proudly, beaming at me. My eyes widened, wondering if he could have possibly spent all of our gas money on this crap. "Please, just take one and tell me that you don't want to do this anymore. You'll no longer be considered a nerd, and Alexis might actually consider dating you."
"All right, Jay, that's enough. I won't be having you bringing in a load of baloney, okay?" Miss Audrey stepped in, unable to fathom the idea of me actually being convinced to do this. I had to admit, a small part of me wished to be the kind of guy Alexis would want to date, but I didn't want it to be out of taking drugs. Jay could have been taking steroids for crying out loud!
"Now James," she turned to me once she had shut up Jay. He was now sitting in the rocking chair across the room, pouting like a child with his arms crossed and glare focused on Miss Audrey. "I don't want you listenin' to what Jayden has to say, all right?" she nodded toward the pills that were still sprawled over the coffee table surface. I nodded in understanding, already starting to clean up the mess he had made. "Good. Now while I'm back in the kitchen, I want those pills to be gone from my sight."
The moment her back turned on me, I began stuffing the tiny baggies back into the brown paper bag. As I raveled the top to keep it closed, I earned a glare from Jay. "You aren't really gonna listen to her, are you?"
"Yeah," I laughed at his silly suggestion while placing the bag of pills in my jacket. "So where were we in this game here?" I shuffled off the couch to sit in front of the television where our game had been on pause for nearly two hours.
His earlier grudges dissipated within time. After he won the first round, he was back to his normal boasting about how great he was. Still, whatever he took continued to have an effect on his energy level. He was crazy hyper up until ten before crashing on Miss Audrey's couch, leaving me to pack up the gaming system while he snored away. I glanced back into the kitchen where she shook her head at Jay, taking the pie out of the oven. "Wanna have a piece?" she asked me, holding it out. I nodded eagerly, leaping up to my feet.
|Burkely Duffield||as James Blake Wills|
|Luke Bilyk||as Jayden Hennry|
|Laura Vandervoort||as Miss Audrey|
|Liam Hemsworth||as Ethan Gorman|
|Nina Dobrev||as Alexis McKnight|
|Channing Tatum||as Cade|
|Abigail Breslin||as Brielle Hennry|