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Chapter 9- Bad Vibe
Eric, Hyde and Frankie were sitting at a table in the gang's usual hangout, beside the basement of course, The Hub. Eric was sitting with a few books by him, studying for an upcoming test in school. Hyde was munching on some fries, his sunglass hidden eyes checking out every hot girl that came in his sight. Frankie was sitting next to Hyde, not particularly doing anything of interest.
"I still don't get why I had to come with you guys," Hyde said, his eyes now looking at Eric, who looked to him with an annoyed expression.
"Because Hyde, we all agreed to take two person shifts to be with Frankie. We need to stay with him at all times so he doesn't feel abandoned," Eric explained, his Zen friend still looking at him the same way.
"Even so, I thought it was Fez's turn, not mine." He asked, watching Eric sprout a stupid grin on his face, one that reminded him of Kelso.
"I actually got Jackie's name but thought it would be funny to swap it with yours instead," he joked, Frankie laughing a little at that joke he made.
Hyde didn't look all to amused "So, it was supposed to be you and Jackie who hung out with him today, but you thought it would be funny to screw me over and swap her name for mine." He said, his voice starting to have malice and venom coming out of it.
Eric noticed this and gulped "Ummm, yeah?"
Hyde's stern face turned into a smirk "You're coming along nicely Forman," he praised, going back to munching on his fries. Frankie grew confused at Hyde's sudden change in emotion. Hyde seemed really pissed about what Eric did, in fact he would've been a little mad too. But, Hyde just shrugged it off after a scary performance and is now acting like nothing happened? What the freak man?
Eric breathed a sigh of relief "Oh, I thought you were really mad this time Hyde. But, it makes sense how I did what I had to do to avoid Jackie, right?" he asked, Hyde shrugging in response.
"What's so wrong with Jackie," Frankie asked, Eric gasping in horror.
"What do you mean 'What's so wrong with Jackie?' You HAVE met her if I'm correct, right,"
Frankie nodded "Yeah and although she can be a bit bossy and snobby, she seems like a nice girl," he replied in all honesty. He seen Jackie do some nice things, all having to do with making him feel welcomed by The Forman's and the gang. She didn't give him a reason to not like her.
"Okay, you haven't been around long enough so I'll explain. She. Is. The. Devil."
"I thought you said your sister was the devil?" he asked, blinking in confusion.
Eric shook his head "Actually, FD (1) is the devil, but Jackie is pretty vicious too if you think about it. Besides, I and she just aren't the best of friends."
Hyde scoffed "Yeah, that's why you kept your arms around her longer than necessary the other day when she tried to jump Laurie," he reminded, Eric jabbing a finger at him.
"I did no such thing," he interjected, Frankie confused at what was going on around him at the moment.
"I saw Forman. Laurie said something about Frankie and Jackie jumped her. You grabbed her and held her until you came to your car to find timid boy here," he pointed to Frankie. "I'm not Kelso, I'm not an idiot."
"What did Laurie say about me," Frankie asked.
"Nothing, just that she's gonna get you in bed one way or another," Hyde answered, the newest member of the gang nodding. He was on an okay page with Laurie about the whole sex thing. She would flirt with him, but wouldn't do anything big like grab him where he doesn't need to be grabbed. That was what caused the whole problem the other day.
"Anyway Eric, back in the basement Jackie seemed to give you a look of wanting. You know, a look that says 'I like you'," Frankie said, Hyde raising an eyebrow and Eric jumping in surprise, which would've embarrassed him but they were the only ones there.
"LIAR!" he yelled, not believing what Frankie as to say.
"Its true Eric, she seemed nervous when Hyde said that you thought she cared about who you dated," Frankie said. A rare smirk crossed his face "You can't say I'm lying because I was the only one NOT stoned at the time."
Hyde shrugged at Eric "He's got a point Forman,"
"He's got no point; Jackie would sooner date Fez then go out with me, or even consider the idea of liking me." Eric said, a tiny amount of sadness leaked into his voice.
Hyde noticed and grinned "Oh shit, Forman likes Jackie!"
Eric jabbed a finger at Hyde "I do not!" he yelled, a tiny blush forming on his cheeks.
"Yes you do. Oh god this is too great, everyone needs to know this." Hyde said, standing up and starting to walk out The Hub.
"Come back here Hyde," Eric yelled, gaining on his friend. Both stopped however when two more people entered both appearing to be around their age with evil smirks on their faces.
One was 5'10 with brown hair that is flipped up in the front. Brown eyes that match his hair with a black button up short sleeved shirt and dark blue jeans with black sneakers.
The other was 5'11 with black hair that is faded by the back. Black eyes that match his hair with a black t-shirt and light blue jeans with white sneakers.
"Holy shit Mike, I didn't expect to see Frankie here," the black hair one said, Frankie pressing his back deeper in his seat.
Mike grinned "Yep Isaiah, Dad said he would be around here but I didn't think he would be right." Mike told Isaiah, who smirked.
Hyde glared at them at the mention of Frankie's father, his fists tightening at his sides "So who the hell are you guys," he asked/demanded.
Mike took a lean against the wall "I'm his twin brother Mike."
Isaiah stood a little to the side "I was his best friend Isaiah." They answered.
Eric looked to Frankie and saw that scared kid that they met on that first day come back tenfold. These guys were giving off a bad vibe and now they announced they were involved with Frankie's past.
Answers were coming out one way or another.
Hyde seemed to have the same thought as him and faced Mike "So, you're his brother huh," he asked, Mike nodding at him. "Why didn't you help your brother when your jackass father beat him?" he asked, his full Zen mode coming into play.
Mike glared "My dumbass brother deserved it, he didn't listen to Dad and he was punished for it. That's how parents and kids work."
Eric glared at Isaiah "And YOU, you were supposed to be his best friend and you let all that shit happen to him?" he furiously asked.
Isaiah glared back at Eric "I wasn't there so calm the hell down scrawny brat," he spat.
Hyde held up his hands "You know what? Screw what happened with that, my question now is WHY are you guys here," he asked, carefully watching their movement to see if there was a secret.
"I bet I know," Frankie said, speaking up for the first time since he seen his old family. His brother was the same, complete jackass and his friend was the same as well, making excuses for himself.
Mike smirked at his brother "Yep," he said, pulling out a Colt Python from his back pocket "Dad wants us to kill you."
"He saw me the other day, that van was him." Frankie said in a monotone voice, although he had a strong will behind it.
Isaiah nodded "Yeah, and sorry Frankie. We were hired to do this," he said, taking a stand next to Michael.
Hyde turned to Eric, who look freaked out "Don't move Eric, we need to remain calm to get out of this alive." He said, Eric nodding in understanding.
"Just give me the gun, I'll do it myself." Frankie said, holding his hand out.
So much for remaining calm on Hyde's part "WHAT!" he uncharacteristically yelled out, Eric shouting along with him.
"What the hell Frankie? What's your deal," he asked.
"I don't want to live anymore, I'm tired of being scared all the time and I'm tired of seeing The Demon (2) every time I look at my reflection." He faced his new friends "Don't take suicide from me," he asked. He faced his old friends "This way, they can't connect you to the crime scene…that is MY gun anyway." He reminded.
"I know that's why I took it." Mike said, handing his brother the gun, who gladly took it.
"Don't do this Frankie, your dad will win." Eric said, using Hyde's words from the other day as they worked than. Hope they work now.
Hyde actually shed a tear, although he still had his Zen expression on "Don't do it Wilson," he said as he helplessly watched Frankie place the gun on his forehead. Hyde started to move before Frankie pointed the gun at him, a stone cold look on his face. He didn't have to say anything for Hyde to know that if he tried to stop him, he will shoot him first.
Frankie placed the gun back on his forehead before looking to Eric, who stood shocked at what he was seeing "Tell your sister that I was actually willing to give her a chance after a while," he said as he clicked the safety off and looked at his brother and friend.
Mike and Isaiah's eyes widened as they fell to the ground, bullet holes now in their brain and Frankie's gun pointing at them, his face stone hard and tears flowing down his face.
"That was for watching my father rape me and cheering him on you bastards!"
End of Chapter 9 of Guardian
Oh, suspenseful wasn't it?
(1)- FD means Frankie's Dad. The gang made it so they can talk about him without Frankie getting depressed.
(2)- More on that later.
Next Time: The Fight for their Lives