¤KEEPING UP WITH TRISHA¤
Author~ Remio Viola
I headed for Trisha’s room to send Chase away. Am so angry right now.
Chase is laughing with my housemate- what about me?
Trisha is having fun with my bestfriend- what about me?
I got to her door and held my folded fist mid air.
Should I knock?
I thought for a while, it isn’t even my business if they’re happy. I turned back and entered my room. I dropped on the bed and used a pillow to cover my ears to block out their laughter. But it penetrated then I got up and walked to my mini bar and took a bottle of vodka with a glass cup and sat down.
“Just one cup will get their lousy laughter out of my head” I said to myself and filled my cup with the drink. I gulped it down and Trisha’s giggles came in followed by sounds from a guitar then Chase’s voice as he sang
‘she’s pretty in red but nothing never fits in right she’s smiling driving me so insane am losing my mind and I just can’t tell why’
I gulped down another cup the Trisha sang
‘that guy in the T-shirt and worn out jeans am going insane can’t tell him that everytime I see him I feel butterflies in my stomach and all I know….’
I took another cup then they both sang
‘coming with the rain coming with the sunshine feel it in my head hear my heart just beating fast if I should just say this
I love that girl in red
love that guy in the T-shirt’
I gulped down another cup and my head went tipsy as I poured out another cup.
“That was awesome! We’ll sing it at the Movie Night” Chase said keeping the guitar
“I can’t believe we composed that now” Trisha giggled
Must she always giggle?
She never does that when she’s with me. What’s so special about Chase?
I gulped down the last cup and the bottle went empty.
“One more bottle” I belched then took another bottle of vodka from the mini bar
‘I’m an old grandpa that they never seem to notice, the kids play around and the sun shines on my aging skin’
I sang as I gulped down more cups and the second bottle went empty.
“It worked, I’m no longer hearing their voices, all I hear are the voices of a boy and a girl chatting and giggling, I wonder where Trisha and Chase went” I thought as I started drinking the third bottle.
I heard Trisha’s room door open and closed
“The boy and the girl are out, what were they doing in Trisha’s room?” I got up and left my room to see them. A girl that looked like Trisha and a boy that looked like Chase were leaving the house.
“Take care of yourself Trisha” the boy said and stood outside while the girl stood inside holding the door.
Did he just call her Trisha?
That means… They ate Trisha
“you too Chase” the girl grinned
They also ate Chase.
The boy proceeded to leave then prompted
“My love swear that you will take a cup of tea and take a long sleep”
“I don’t know any quote from Romeo and Juliet” the girl said with a smile
Oh! There names are Romeo and Juliet.
“You don’t have to, Goodnight”
“Goodnight” she shut the door
Isn’t she leaving? After eating Trisha and Chase she isn’t leaving or she wants to eat me.
I ran down the stairs to meet her…
“Hey! Am Da– Da what? Okay Davis, who are you?” I asked her and she stared at me like I had two heads.
Wait! Everyone has two heads, silly me.
She stared at me like I had one head.
“you must be Juliet, where are Trisha and Chase? You and Romeo ate them right?” I shook her violently
“Cut it out Davis, you stink, have you been drinking?”
“Drinking? I swear I’ve been studying”
“Davis you’re drunk”
“you know my name? Who told you?”
“Davis it’s me Trisha”
“lemme see” I touched her face then down to her arms as my hands went to her stomach
“your waist is smaller” I said
“And your butts are soft” I said and she slapped the alcohol from my eyes
“Gosh! Trisha you slapped me”
“It’s a good thing you got back your senses cause I was about sending you to karate class” she fired then walked past me and sat down with her legs crossed
“you were having fun with him?”
“of course I was”
“you enjoyed his company?”
“of course I did”
I belched and felt tipsy again
“what about me?” I asked
“what about you?” Trisha asked back
“I act better than him”
“I don’t care”
“I sing better than him”
“I still don’t care”
“listen to me sing”
“i don’t want to”
“i’m an old grandpa that they never seem to notice, the kids play around and the sun shines on my aging skin” i sang and she burst into laughter
“you’re dead drunk”
“can I ask you a question?”
“why do you live alone?”
“cause I live alone”
“that’s not the reason” she half yelled then face palmed herself
“what’s a reason?”
“now listen” she said then moved closer and sat beside me
“don’t move” I said she froze
“what’s it?” I slowly leaned forward and kissed her.
I froze as my eyes shone in astonishment. That was the least I was expecting from Davis even as his drunken state. I stared at him as he kissed me, I wasn’t pushing him away and I wasn’t kissing back. His hands went to my waist and that was when I tried pushing him off but he was too strong then he pushed me gently back and made me lie on the sofa with him on me. He was slowly caressing my back and I found myself responding to his kiss.
Suddenly he stopped kissing and I realized he had fallen asleep– on me. I tried pushing him off but he wrapped his arms possessively around me. I gently brushed my lips from his’ and his head fell on my chest.
My heart was already on a marathon. His full weight was on me and I couldn’t push him off even with all my skills as a spy. I finally gave up and placed my hands on his back. He’s gonna go wild in the morning when he wakes up and finds himself on my body.
He sleepily moved his hands down my waist and I shut my eyes at the sparkles of sensation. Not even in my dreams did I picture myself with Davis. I inhaled deeply then dozed off.
¤THE NEXT MORNING¤
I moved on my bed but found myself not moving. My arms were wrapped around something then I flung my eyes open to find myself lying on Trisha with my hands around her. I stared at her pouted lips as I remembered everything that happened the previous night.
I got up violently and she woke up. Immediately she saw me, she shut back her eyes and covered her face with her palms.
“Jeez…you seduced me” I said
“you forced yourself on me you drunk” she said with her palms still on her face
“you knew I was drunk you didn’t stop me instead you took advantage of me”
“Did you wake up and find me on you? You were the one who took advantage of me cause you were drunk and stronger than me” she retorted then got up. Immediately our eyes met, we shut our eyes
“I don’t want to see you ever again” I yelled then proceeded to go to my room with my eyes still closed then I hit my head on the wall
“serves you right” Trisha chuckled
I ignored her and ran up to my room then I shut the door and fell to the ground. I still can’t believe that I did all those crazy things.
I hastily got dressed for school then I ran out of my room and bumped into Trisha. Immediatly we saw each other, we ran back to our various rooms.
Shit! How do I go to school?
I heard Trisha shut her door then locked it with the key. I quickly ran outside, entered my car and zoomed off.
I heaved a deep sigh of relief as Davis drove off. I touched my stomach as it grumbled, I was damn hungry.
I headed for the dining room and the maid had already served breakfast. I sat down to toasted bread and tea. When I was done, I left for the bus stop.
I walked into the huge gate of Starshine High. My heart started another crazy rhythm as I walked through the hall. I took my bag from my locker and headed for class. Immediately I stepped into the class, my eyes met Davis’. I swallowed and looked away then something hard hit my head and I fell.
I got up in anger as Trisha fell flat on the ground. Daphne had intentionally threw a small box at her head and she was bleeding from where the box hit her on her forehead.
Chase ran to help Trisha while I went to Daphne and her puppies where they were giggling. I raised my hand to hit her when a slap landed on her face and it was Eva.
“How dare you?” Daphne flared up and Eva slapped her again. Daphne’s puppies Chloe and Anna tried fighting Eva but I held them each on my hands.
“Get me the box” Eva said to a girl that stood at a corner
“Don’t think of it” Daphne snarled
“Now!” Eva yanked and the girl reluctantly gave the box to Eva
“Eva don’t” I said but she raised the box to hit Daphne when Chase stopped her
“She has to feel what Trisha is feeling now” Eva said
“That isn’t necessary”
The bell rang for the audition and everyone started leaving. Daphne made to leave when Eva pulled her back.
“This should never repeat itself again or you’ll be sent to the mortuary” Eva seethed
“we’ll see about that” Daphne yanked her head off Eva’s then I released her puppies and they ran after her.
“How’s she?” I asked Chase
“The wound was deep, the nurses are stitching it”
“will she be able to act?” Eva asked worriedly
“if she’s awake am sure she can, she’s a strong woman” Chase said
We got to the school clinic and Trisha laid unconscious with a nurse beside her
“she’ll be awake soon” The nurse said
“The audition has started, will she make it?” Eva asked
“let’s pray she wakes up” the nurse replied and left
“Trisha you have to wake up” Eva said shaking Trisha
“That’s gonna hurt her” I cautioned
“Then she’ll wake up” Eva said and continued shaking her.
Trisha slowly opened her eyes but immediately she saw me she shut them back and I looked away
“what’s going on?” Chase and Eva asked