Losing Control Isn't Always Fun 18

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Max slept most of the weeks away, and he was much worse. Dominic and I switched off going to school, so most likely the teachers suspected something. But, honestly, I didn't care. I was crying every day, knowing that time was running out. If it hadn't been for Dominic, I probably wouldn't have made it through the days as they went by. It had been a week and a half since I found out Max had cancer, and now it was Thursday.

It was my turn to go to school today, and it was lunch time. I sat under the tree with Kyle and Richy, not eating the soggy sandwich that was my lunch.

"So how's Max doing?" Kyle asked.

"Worse," I said. "He's sleeping right now."

"I'm here for you if you need anything," he said.

"75,000 grand at the least for treatment?" I asked.

"I wish I could," Kyle said. "But we've been tight on money. And yeah, I know I just got a Porsch, but it was from my entire family."

"That makes sense. You have a gigantic family," I said.

"I'm sorry, Ree," he said. "I wish I could do something."

"It's fine. I wasn't really expecting a way out of this," I said. "But Max seems like he's accepted it."

"I'm guessing he has cancer," Richy said.

I nodded.

"God, I'm sorry. You're probably really confused right now," I said.

"Naw, it's fine," he said. "I'm really sorry, though."

"It's okay. It seems like Max is fine with it, though," I said.

"He's really brave," Kyle said.

"Yeah," I said. "He is."

Almost too brave, seeing as he was going die.

"So I'm going to change the subject," Richy said. "Lauren's been staring daggers at you this entire lunch time."

"Ugh, she irritates me," I said. "How did Dominic ever date her?"

"Because, she was pretending to be all nice and crap whenever he was around, but when his back was turned, the horns came out," he said.

"I think horns might be coming over here," Kyle said.

I looked up to see Lauren walking towards us.

"Hide me," Kyle said. "She scares me."

She had a determined look on her face as her blond hair curled around her face. She was clearly way prettier than me.

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