Take Me Higher
On my way to find another liquid companion, I stumble into the one person I need to get off my mind, but can't. I reach out, gripping her waist to steady her, while also keeping myself balanced in the process.
"Reggie, what are you doing here? I thought you had other plans?" Olivia questions, folding her arms over her chest, making her cleavage perk up.
Fuck. I'm staring.
I set my empty bottle down, take her wrists and set them back by her side. "Keep those there," I slur.
Her cheeks become a little more colorful as she tries not to grin, fully aware of what I'm implying. "You're hammered," she states the obvious.
Reggie and Olivia have been in each others lives for five years with one thing in common: both of them have a mother who has battled cancer. Olivia spent most of her middle-high school years helping her mother through rounds of chemo, remission, repeat. Her parents are letting her attend a university a few hours away, under the condition that she stays with Reggie. Not only to save money, but she's under the impression that they want him to keep and eye on her. However, it turns out they're intentions are the complete opposite.
While Olivia's mother is in remission and getting back to her life, Reggie's mother is nearing the end and for his own personal reasons it's becoming more than he can handle. Over the years he's developed coping habits of his own and as much as Olivia tries to be there for him, he only pushes her away. He harbors a lot of feelings for Olivia and most of them confuse him. He's so back and forth with everything in his life that she's his only consistency.
That is until, Olivia starts seeing another guy on campus. As Olivia needs Reggie less and less, he begins to realize how much he actually needs her.
Can they work things out before he lets his addictions get the best parts of him?