Thump! Thump! You think you hear a noise, so you take out one ear buds and listen. Then you hear it again. Thump! Thump! Someone is pounding on your apartment door. You get up from your desk and go to see who it is. When you open the door, it’s Jc and Kian. “Oh hey!” you say.
“God damn (Y/N), we’ve been knocking for like ten minutes!”
You laugh. “Oh, sorry. I had my headphones in. What’s up?”
Kian says, “We were shooting this video for O2L, but we kind of needed a different scenery. We wanted to ask you if we could maybe shoot a few scenes here?”
You don’t even know why they bother asking. Both of you know that you will say yes. “Yeah, it’s fine.” Then you leave the door open behind you as they walk in.
They wasted no time. Jc sets up the camera on its tripod, and they get right to filming. You sit back on your desk, watching them do their thing.
You have no idea what their video is about, but it seems kind of funny. Kian sits on the couch with Jc, and then they start the scene. “You know, your girlfriend is kind of hot,” Kian says to Jc.
You can tell Jc is trying not to laugh when he says, “Did you just call my girlfriend hot!?” You try not to laugh either.
Things escalate quickly when Kian stands up and yells, “Yeah! You got a problem with that!?” Then he takes the cushion he was sitting on and begins hitting Jc with it. He hits him until he starts to laugh and then he stops.
But as soon as he took of the cushion, your body becomes a statue as heart starts to pound so fast, so quickly. You see the little bag there, where the cushion was. Now Kian uncovered it, and you don’t know what’s going to happen next.
Kian suddenly stops as he slowly sets the cushion down. Then he bends over to pick up the bag. He smiles vanishes quickly, along with Jc’s once he notices what’s in it. He hold it up as he turns over to you and says, “Um… what’s this?”
You quickly walk over to it and snatch it out of his hand. Then you hold it behind your back as you say, “Nothing. It’s nothing.”
Jc sounds furious when he says, “Why the hell do you have marijuana?”
You were really hoping they wouldn’t guess what it is, but you know they aren’t stupid. “It’s not mine.” Great, you just told them the most common excuse there is.
Then Kian says, “(Y/N), I know your lying to us. How the hell did you get into that? And why?”
They aren’t your parents. They have no control over you. You can do whatever you want. Now that they know you have some, might as well tell them the rest. “It’s not that bad. It’s not like I do it everyday. I met a friend at a bar the other day. She showed it to me.”
“Oh, so it’s peer pressure that got you into this.” Jc now sounds like he could be your father.
“No, it was my decision. So, if I want to do it, I will. You are not the boss of me. I do what makes me happy.”
Kian laughs sarcastically and then says, “Oh my God (Y/N)! Are you being serious right now!? Do you know what that stuff can do to you!? It can kill you! And you are not hanging out with the right crowd if they got you to do that!”
Nope, you are not letting them control you. You decide to yell just as loud to get them to leave. “It’s not as bad as you make it seem! I don’t care what you say! If you are not with me and you are just going to tell me how I’m ruining my life right now, well then maybe you should just get out!”
Kian steps forward and is about to say something else when Jc put his hand on his shoulder and pulsl him back as he says, “Kian.” Then he shakes his head. You know he is telling him to back off.
Then Kian shakes his head and then just says, “We are not going to let you keep doing this.” Then they both give you a very disappointing look, pack up their gear, and they walk out the door.
You are bottled up with so many different emotions. You are mad that they tried to get you to stop what you want to do, but then again, you feel sad because they wouldn’t understand you and they just left. Now you don’t know where you are with Jc and Kian. You decide that you should give it some time, so you get back to work at your desk.
Hours pass. It’s now dark outside, and you finished your work and are now watching T.V. You are all relaxed on your couch. Then, you get a sudden urge. It’s kind of strong this time. You think that just a little won’t be so bad, so you take out the bag you had earlier from its new hiding spot. Then you take a scrap sheet of paper you have and tear it in half. You lay it on the table and put a handful of leaves. Then you roll it up and light. it. The first breath you take feels relieved.
Then suddenly, you hear the doorknob move. You turn over to see the lock turn, and then door opens. Jc, Kian, Connor, Ricky, Sam, and Trevor come barging in. They came in so quickly that you didn’t have enough time to even hide the stuff. So you set it down and say, “How the hell did you guys even get in here!?”
Kian barges over to you, swipes the roll from the table, stomps on it, and says, “We took you key when we left earlier.” He didn’t even look at you once.
Then Jc says, “We brought all the boys so maybe this time you’ll listen.”
Then all the boys walk right in front of you, cornering you on the couch. They are starting with this again. Now every single one of them knows what you do, and it does not look good at all. “This is ridiculous,” is all you say.
”We just want to help you,” Trevor says.
You scream back at him, “I never said I needed help!”
“Yes you do. You just don’t see it yet.” Connor says very calmly.
You just stare at them. Not knowing what to say next. They are obviously not going to leave, no matter what you say.
“Okay, now that we have you listening,” Kian begins, “We can start talking.”
“(Y/N), why did you decide to hang out with someone who got you into drugs? Why would you even think of that?” Ricky asks.
You answer his question with attitude, “She seemed cool when I met her. We became close really quickly. She’s my friend.”
Then Sam says, “But you were so against drugs before. What made you change you mind?”
“She showed me it and said I could just try it once. So I did. And then I kind of like it. But guys, I’m not like I’m an addict!”
They all look to each other, knowing what the other one is thinking. Then Jc says, “But still, why would you do something that is going to kill you! Not to mention make you stink and it just ruins everything of you! Why would you still do it!?”
You say, “Because- Because-” Oh my God. You don’t have an answer to that .You honestly don’t know why. Instead of trying to continue, your eyes begin to water as you put your head in your hands. They did it. They broke you down. They are starting to make you see it.
Then you feel Kian sit on one side of you, Connor on the other, and then they rest of them sit on the floor in front of you, making the circle even smaller. Connor puts his hand on your shoulder and says, “We know. We know it’s hard. Can you now see that we all just care about you and just want to help you?”
As you continue to cry even more, you look up to Connor and say, “I don’t know what I was doing. I don’t know what I was thinking. I guess- I just- I dont know.”
Then Kian puts his arm around you and Connor puts his hand on your thigh to comfort you. All the guys to the same. Ricky then says, “We just wanted you to see that we care and that you’ll accept our help.”
You nod your head. They made you see things clearly now. “Okay. Okay. Thank you guys so much for being here for me. I’ll stop, but it’s going to be hard.”
“It’s okay. We are going to help you through this.” Trevor says.
You stop crying a little and you wipe your face. “Okay, so where do we start?”
“Okay,” Jc says, “First, we need to get rid of everything. Was that the only bag you had?”
Oh great. “Um… I think I’ll need your guys’ help.”
“Seriously?” Sam asks, but then laughs.