I walked along the pebbled edge of the lake, away from all the noise and commotion, though it could still be heard. I stopped and picked up a flat rock, flipping it around in my hand before throwing it sideways. I could barely see it as it skipped out. I took a deep breath, a slight fishy scent lingered, nothing too intense, but somewhat relaxing. The yelling, music, and talking all behind me faded away. It was peaceful out here. I found a large rock, large enough to sit on and sat down. I heard footsteps behind me, the sound of crunching sand and rocks, I glanced over my shoulder to see who was walking my way. His broad shoulders blocked out the fire,darkening his features, and creating a orange glow around his body but I knew it was Chase. What the hell is he doing?
"What are you doing?" I asked him as he got closer.
"What are you doing?" he shot back.
I looked out at the calm lake. Neither of us said anything.
I look at him, incredulously, "What?"
"You hungry? I'm hungry. Wanna go grab some food?"
"What about my brothers? And your girlfriend?"
He kicks his shoe around the little pebbles, his hands in his front pockets, "Vance is occupied, and actually, I haven't seen Vaughn at all." He looks at me, his eyebrows furrowed. "I don't have a girlfriend."
We were silent again as I pondered his invitation to go get food.
"I don't know."
"C'mon, it's food and I'll drop you off right after."
"Okay. Can we not tell Vance?" I ask standing up, dusting the dirt off my butt. Even standing I have to look up at him.
"I don't know if that's a smart idea."
"And telling him we're leaving to grab food is?"
He sighs, "I feel like if he finds out we lied to him, then we're hiding something from him."
He makes a good point, because we're not hiding anything.
"We're not lying..."
"Lying by omission is pretty much the same thing, especially Vance."
I sigh, "I know, I just don't need him giving me shit. He won't be home late, if he even comes home. So if I'm home before him, which I most likely will be, he'll never even know."
"Okay." he relents, "I'll let him know I'm leaving."
I nodded, "Okay. I'll let Taylor know."
He turned to walk but I remained where I was, he must've realized that I didn't move because paused and turned towards me, "You comin?"
I look at him for a second, taking him all in. He just stares at me, waiting for my response. I have no idea what I'm getting into, but I remind myself it's just some food with a friend. "Yeah."
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'Growing up in a little town doesn't provide much entertainment. You either spend your days getting high and into trouble or working on cars and getting in trouble. I prefer the cars. ' - V. Veronica is the youngest sibling of the Russo family, she'...