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Clue you’ll love it: The adrenaline factor. High schooler Mickey’s life is a train-wreck after his father dies and mother goes to rehab, but it only gets more intense when he gets sucked into secrets, a seedy underworld, and a major conspiracy that may be closer to home than he thought.
Okay, I had been working on this all afternoon, evening and half of the night, I don’t know if it turned out to be okay and like the requester imagined but I tried my best.
The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle.
Like, I will probably never get struck by lightning, or win Nobel Prize, or
become the dictator of a small nation in the Pacific Islands, or contract
terminal ear cancer, or spontaneously combust. But if you consider all the
unlikely things together, at least one of them will probably happen to each of
us. I could have seen it rain frogs. I could have stepped foot on Mars. I could
have been eaten by a whale. I could have married the queen of England or
survived months at sea. But my miracle was different. My miracle was this: out
of all the houses in Omaha, I ended
up living next door to Jack Gilinsky.
started when I was nine, and one day that big van appeared in front of the house
next to ours. Then another car pulled over and there he was with all of his 55
inches. I was playing in the garden with my dog as he laid his eyes on me, gave
me a bright smile and then ran into their new home.
because we were close in age we started to hang out and another neighbor kid,
Johnson joined our little squad. We used to play until late night and Gilinsky
quite often ended up in my window asking me to sneak out, but I was too much of
a chicken to do it. He then always just shrugged and went on the adventure by
passed by and puberty hit us. I started to hang out with girls and him and
Johnson focused on their project. They uploaded short videos to the app called
Vine and created a YouTube channel. People liked what they were doing and soon
they became part of the Magcon tour. We weren’t talking anymore, they were the
famous and popular guys that everyone wanted to be around, while I was just an
average girl trying to get through high school. But I was kept dreaming of the
day when he finally remembers that I existed and realizes how cool of a girl I
was. I sat in my room in the night watching their videos and glancing outside
the window waiting for him to appear, however I knew he was always on the road,
so there wasn’t too many chances I would see him. It was until one night, when
he mysteriously appeared in my room.
sleeping peacefully, when I was woken up by a strange noise. I sat up in my
room and saw a shadow move from my window to my bed. I was scared to death and
was literally thinking I would die in that moment. Then the shadow too his
hoodie down and I recognized Jack.
hell?” I groaned trying to calm myself down.
your car,” he explained.
have a car,” I said quietly, because it was a touchy subject for me.
I need your mom’s car.”
should I remind you, that you have your own car?” I asked raising my eyebrows
took my keys, so I’m in a desperate need of yours.” He took a look at my desk
before sitting down to the edge of my bed.
you need a car for in the middle of the night?” I asked realizing I was in my
pink pajamas, so I tried to pull the covers up a bit without him noticing my
“I have a
problem to take care of,” he answered diplomatically.
your girlfriend give you her car? I’m sure she has a better one than my mom.” Touchy
subject number two. I wasn’t quite happy when I saw the news online that Jack
got together with Madison Beer. Actually, I had a typical teenage breakdown,
when I sat in my room for an entire day, watched awful romantic movies and ate
half a gallon icecream. I’m not proud of that, I have to admit it.
And no, because she is a big part of my problem.”
you say to this? Probably I stared at him with a weird expression before I
managed to speak up.
through the window while I quickly got changed and got the keys to the car. If
I was badass enough I would have gone back and followed him through the window,
but I chose the front door. He was waiting outside for me, we got into the car
and made our way to…
we going exactly?”
need to have a round in Wal-Mart and then our destination is going to be Hilton
Garden Inn,” he answered checking something out on his phone and then giving me
a mysterious smile. From what he said I figured out that Madison may had been
in Hilton Garden Inn, but I hadn’t knew why she was part of the problem
exactly, but I chose to save this question for later.
the first to talk in the car.
ever felt utterly betrayed?” he asked looking out to the street.
you feel like that?” Turning towards me he shifted his gaze to my face waiting
for my answer. I wanted to say ‘you’ but I didn’t want him to know how deeply I
was affected by him.
know him,” I shrugged. “Do you feel betrayed now?”
tell me why?”
but I guess it will be funnier if you just see it yourself.” He showed me
exactly the same smile I got when we first saw each other and it totally distracted
me from the topic.
I was used
to trips to Wal-Mart with my mom, where we bought usual things. Now with Jack,
we also bought usual things, but in that context it occurred to be weird. Coke,
Veet, Vaseline, two bags of chips, and a can of blue spray paint.
as weird as it looks,” I told the check-out woman, but she just cleared her
throat and said:
weird,” she muttered.
really don’t want to get into trouble,” I said as we were heading to Hilton
afraid, if we get busted, I take the blame, since you are just the very pretty
don’t want to tell me what happened?” I asked while the word ‘pretty’ was
echoing in my mind.
“If I’m not
mistaken, you will see it yourself within twenty minutes.”
finding a spot at the parking lot in front of Hilton Garden Inn, we just walked
inside with the bag full of our weird stuff. He walked straight to the
reception. A beautiful blonde girl was standing behind the counter, her smile
immediately grew wide as he saw Jack.
evening, Mr. Gilinsky. How can I help you?” she asked clearly flirting with
him. And I was just standing there awkwardly, feeling useless in that
would like to have another card to my room. Unfortunately I lost it today on my
rehearsals.” It was impressing how believable he could lie.
looked at him for a moment before turning around and getting another card.
Just add the lost one to the bill,” he winked and then turning around stepped
back to me. “Come on, we have to get started.”
elevator we went up to the tenth floor. Seemingly Jack knew where we had to go,
and walking through the hallway he stopped at room 1023 and turned to me.
are going in, but we have to be quiet. Your task is going to be to put Vaseline
to the doorknobs, but only in the insides, okay? I will take care of everything
else.” I nodded and took out the Vaseline from the bag handing everything else
to him. “Alright. When I say ‘run,’ you have to run and not look back, okay?
Just go to the car, ignite and go, I will be right behind you.” I nodded again.
He took out the card from his pocket and quietly opened the door.
It was dark
inside, but as soon as I got used to it, I could see two figures lying in the
bed. Walking closer I saw that it was Madison with an unknown guy… they both
were naked. I was shocked, but looking over to Jack I didn’t see any sight of
surprise on his face. I shook my head and started to do my task. When I was
done, I went to check out what Jack was doing. By that time a huge letter G was
spray painted to the wall and he was doing… something on the sleeping cheaters.
Stepping closer I could see that he was spreading Veet to Madison’s eyebrows,
and the guy was already eyebrowless. I saw him take off the cream and
abracadabra, her eyebrows were gone.
“Oh my God,”
I gasped trying to hold back my laughter. Jack was grinning too, but he made a
mistake, the cream spilled to her face waking her up.
whispered immediately as Madison sat up and realized what was happening. I did
as he told me, we ran through the hallway, down the stairs and out of the
hotel. “Go! Go!” he shouted laughing, my heart was beating madly as I quickly
ignited and left the parking lot.
“Oh my God!
I can’t believe what just happened!” I screamed when we were far away from the
just gave you the biggest adventure of your life!” he laughed happily. When our
laughter faded I finally realized that we just busted his girlfriend with
did you know what was happening there?” I quietly asked glancing over to him
for a moment.
heard her talk with this dude and then it was easy to get the picture together.”
but I’m just happy I could take my revenge.”
back home in silence, I thought he would need some time to take everything in,
I didn’t force him into useless talking. When we arrived I parked the car down
and we got out meeting at the front.
for helping me,” he said giving me that smile once again.
welcome. I have to admit I had fun.”
you got out of your comfort zone. You should do it more often.
think so,” I giggled shaking my head. “It’s too complicated and dangerous and…”
I couldn’t finish my sentence, because I was cut off by his lips on my lips.
I had been
dreaming of it since I knew what kissing meant and now it was happening. But it
ended as fast as it started. He pulled away before I even could realize what
your comfort zone. The fun is there,” he said and then just turned around,
walked inside their house, like this night didn’t happen. But I knew I would
remember to it as long as I live.