"Twister?" I questioned Avan.
"Twister." He said with a smile.
"No way. Is it even possible to play that with two people? How would you spin the spinner once we we're all twisted?" I asked.
"I'm sure we could find a way."
"Avan I know what you're trying to do."
"And what would that be?"
"You're trying to be sexual."
"I'm not playing twister." I said, closing the cabinet of games.
"Then what do you want to do?" Avan asked.
"I want to go work things out with Ariana and Zoey, and you're coming with me." I said, raising my eyebrow.
"Why do I have to come?" Avan whined.
"Because you're sorry for what you did and you're showing Zoey you still care about her." I said. "And if you do, I might be willing to make it up to you after," I raised my eyebrows suggestively. Avan tensed.
"Thought you might." I said, grabbing a hoodie and heading out the door.
"I'll drive," Avan said.
"Thanks. Let's go to Ariana's first. She might be a little easier to talk to right now," I said.
Avan nodded. We drove in an awkward silence for a few moments. "So," he said. "When you said you were willing to make it up to me, what exactly did you have in mind?" he smirked.
"You'll see." I smiled.
"No sneak peeks?" Avan asked.
"You take a left here." I said, furrowing my eyebrows when Avan pulled into the right lane.
"No you don't. You go straight and then take a left at the next light." Avan said.
"I've been to Ariana's house a thousand times. I think I'd know."
"It's dark out. You probably don't recognize where we are." Avan said. I narrowed my eyes at him and he drove past the intersection.
"I think I know where Ariana's house is," I said, a slightly annoyed tone in my voice.
"Well clearly you don't if you said we should turn back there."
"Clearly YOU don't if you drove us a street too far."
"Who's the one driving Liz?"
"It shouldn't be you, but sadly it is." I muttered.
Avan slammed on his breaks. "Fine. You wanna drive. Drive." He said, unbuckling his seatbelt and opening the car door.
"Avan don't be so immature. Get back in the car." I called. I watched him walked around the front of the car and over to my side. He flung my door open.
"Drive." He said.
"No. I'll walk to Ariana's." I said, getting out of the car.
"Now who's immature?" Avan asked.
Avan sighed. "Liz don't walk. It might rain. Get back in the car. I'll turn around and we can go your way. We probably just have two different ways of getting to her house."
I smiled. "Thank you Avan. That was very mature of you." I said calmly and got back in the car. He sighed and laughed.
"With you I can be happy, or I can be right. Happy sounds better right now," he said, turning the car back on and making a U-turn.
"So we go left here, and then what?" Avan asked.
"Take a right at the next intersection and her house should be on the right." I said. Avan followed my instructions and pulled up in front of Ariana's house a few minutes later. Another car was parked in front of her house.
"Told you I knew where I was going."
"You did." Avan said.
I smirked at him. "Whose car is that?" I asked.
"Zoey's." Avan said.
I took a deep breath. "Okay. You ready to do this?" I asked.
"Only if you are." He smiled.
"Cheese ball." I rolled my eyes and walked up the front walkway with Avan's hand in mine. I rang the doorbell and my heart was pounding 1000 times a minute.
"Hey." Ariana said when she opened the door.
"Hey," I smiled. She didn't return the gesture.
"Zoey's been here since the incident crying her eyes out. She's in my room." Ariana said, leaning against the door to let us know we weren't welcomed in just yet. I glanced up at Avan who looked absolutely guilty.
"Well that's why we came. As much as I love Avan, and don't take offense to this when I say it, but it's not worth losing two of my best girlfriends." I said. Ariana bit her lip.
"Come in." Arian sighed. We walked up the stairs to her room and once we got close sniffling and crying was audible through the door. Ariana rapped on the door softly.
"Zo?" She called.
"I'm here!" Zoey squeaked.
"You have visitors if you want to see them," Ariana said.
Ariana opened the door and Zoey was on Ariana's bed wiping her eyes. They were red and puffy and she was in a pair of Ariana's (well actually they used to be mine but I left them at Ariana's for so long she claimed them) sweatpants and a t-shirt. Her usually flawless hair was in a messy bun and her nose was raw and red from blowing her nose so much.
"Hey," I smiled.
"Hey. How's your relationship going?" Zoey said angrily.
"We're not in one," I said. Zoey glanced between us.
"So you helped Avan cheat on me and you're not even dating him?" Zoey laughed dryly. Avan looked at his feet and blushed. "Sorry Avan, didn't mean to embarrass you with the truth."
I was confused at her behavior. Usually when Zoey was mad she was still polite. She looked dazed, possessed even, and just not herself. Given the circumstances, I guess she had a reason. But I looked over to the bedside table where 3 empty beer bottles and a half empty bottle of vodka lay.
"Have you been drinking?" I blurted. Ariana glanced up and blushed, and collected the alcohol containers from the table.
"It was the only way to calm her down. She was being irrational when we first got here." Ariana said.
I sighed and Avan looked hurt and broken.
"Zoey," he croaked.
"What Avan?!" Zoey shrieked suddenly, causing all of us to jump back and Ariana to drop a beer bottle which shattered on the ground.
"Maybe this was a bad time to come," Avan said, grabbing my arm and pulling me backwards from his hostile ex-girlfriend.
"No. I want to fix this now." I said, pulling my arm away from him. I walked towards Zoey and sat beside her on the bed. She glared at me, and I kept a close eye on her hands to make sure she didn't have anything that could hurt me. "Zoey." I said.
"What Liz." Zoey laughed, and fell back on the bed in giggles. "Wait." She said, sitting back up and pressing her finger to my lips. "Don't talk. I wanna talk."
"Okay." I mumbled, but Zoey pushed her finger harder against my mouth.
"I said don't talk. You wanna know what's funny?" She asked. I nodded. "That I knew you loved Avan the whole time, and I tolerated it." Zoey giggled. "And YOU, Mr. Jogia. I knew that you would go running to the first whore that would have sex with you because I wouldn't. I don't have sex with people I don't love. I NEVER loved you Avan."
"I did Zoey." Avan said.
"Liar. That's what makes you and Liz such a good couple. You're both professional liars. Actors."
"Zoey you're an actress too." Ariana squeaked.
"Shush! At least I don't act in real life. At least I say what I feel," Zoey said. "And at least I'm not keeping a secret." Zoey said, looking straight at Avan.
"What?" Avan said.
"You know. The one you trusted me with. Because we 'loved' each other," Zoey giggled, putting air quotes around love.
"Liz I think it's time to go," Avan said. "We'll come back tomorrow when she's sober." Avan grabbed me by the waist and pulled me out the door.
"Avan let go! I need to make things better tonight!" I squealed.
"No. She's drunk and might say things she doesn't mean, and not remember it, and then be mad when we officially announce we're dating because she was drunk when she gave us permission!" Avan yelled. I took a step back and stared at him. He had tears coming in his eyes.
"Okay. Let's go home," I said. He nodded and we walked back to the car. We drove in silence the way home, both of us obviously still in shock because of Zoey's behavior.
What was Avan's secret? Was it something little and embarrassing, or some dark secret? The way Avan was treating it made it seem like a big deal.
Avan pulled up in front of my apartment building and I sighed.
"Avan," I said, reaching to touch his hand. He looked at me with a blank expression. "Want to come inside?"
He nodded and we proceeded to walk upstairs. I unlocked the door and we walked in.
"So," I said.
"I'm tired," Avan stated, glancing back at the door.
"How about you stay here tonight?" I asked.
"Sure, thanks." I grabbed his hand and led him into my room. He was being awfully quiet. He looked stunned and upset. I smiled weakly and slid my hands under his shirt and he lifted it over his head. I put my finger through his belt loop and glanced up. He nodded and unbuttoned his pants, understanding our wordless communication. In only his boxers, he climbed into my bed.
I sighed at how upset he was. I stripped down to my panties and bra and climbed into bed beside him. He turned to me and kissed my forehead and I wrapped my arms around his neck and kissed his lips.
"I just love you so much," he cried. "And I didn't want you to see me like this, b-but I never thought that Zoey would get like that and it's screwing with me and…" He said, resting his head in the crook of my neck. I kissed the side of his head. "It's okay, just go to sleep, and we can see her again tomorrow." I said.
"I love you."
"I love you too."
Well. Slow updates strike again. Also sorry the darkness of this chapter. I don't know what was up with my mood today.
Anyways, I hope you like this chapter! I will update ASAP but I have so much schoolwork! Check out my other stories if you haven't already & if you've already read those read "What Goes Around Comes Around" by The Grass Is Always Greener xx (or AvasVictorieux on twitter) or "As Long As You Love Me" by xxELAVANxxLIZxAVAN ( or AndrenaSomo on twitter). The first one is Bade and the second one is Elavan! Check them out and leave a review!
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