"Grayson, hurry!" I said, leaning over the seat and punching his shoulder. "It's starting soon and I have to wish him good luck!"
"I swear, Elliot, punch my shoulder one more time and you'll feel pain," Grayson snapped at me. "It just healed and I don't need you bruising it."
I sighed, leaning back in my seat. "Sorry, I'm just anxious to see Laughlin fight. He might have a chance at taking it home this year."
"Remind me why I'm here," Poppy said.
"Elliot needed a ride and your my date," Grayson said.
"It's not a dance, I'm not your date," Poppy pointed out. "You literally picked me up and threw me in the car."
"What do you see in my cousin?" I asked Poppy. "He's a jerk."
Grayson scoffed. "At least I'm dating someone."
"What makes you think I'm not dating someone?" I asked. "I have a boyfriend."
"Imaginary?" he asked. "That doesn't count. And you can drive, so how come you're forcing me to drive you?"
"Because I have a ride after the matches today and I didn't want to leave my car there," I said.
"And your ride couldn't drive you there because...."
I sighed, not even bother explaining. I couldn't wait to see Laughlin fight today. I wasn't that worried that he would lose since it was the first round.
Finally, Grayson pulled into the parking lot and parked the car. "Now my shoulder can take a break from getting punched," Grayson said.
When we got inside, I began looking around for Laughlin. This place was packed so it took me a while. In fact, I wasn't the one who found him. Someone suddenly tapped on my shoulder, so I turned to see Laughlin. "What took you so long?" he asked.
"I had a slow driver," I said, gesturing to Grayson who had his arm around Poppy.
"It's hard driving with someone punching my shoulder," Grayson said. "You know I got shot there."
I swatted my hand and turned back to Laughlin. "Nervous?" I asked.
"Not really," Laughlin said. "But if I end up going against Jerry for the first round, then I will be."
"They won't do that," I said. "They make many from having people watch and bet. You and Jerry and the two best ones so far and if one of you lose first round, a lot of people won't show because they want to see you two fight."
Laughlin put his arm around me and gave me a side hug. "You know how to make me feel better," he said. "I should get ready. It's about to start."
"Good luck," I said, giving him a kiss before he headed to the changerooms.
"Wow, you and Laughlin," Grayson said. "What ever happened to Mary, his girlfriend?"
"It's a long story," I said.
"Didn't he cheat on her?" Poppy asked me, referring to what I told her when we went to the mall.
"Actually, no," I said. "She cheated on him because she knew he liked me."
Grayson raised an eyebrow. "So he liked his girlfriend's best friend. That's not messed up at all."
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Fight For Me (Wilde #1)Teen Fiction
*cover made by newgirlmoon* Elliot Matlin promised herself not to get caught up with her best friend's bad boy of an ex-boyfriend, Laughlin Wilde after she is told why they broke up. It doesn't help that he loves bugging her by flirting wit...