Darrer’s mobile wouldn’t stop ringing, so he finally answered it. A familiar voice spoke to him.
Dad: Hi son. Darrer: Uh. Dad what do you want? Dad: Listen, there’s no time for us to be arguing like this. Darrer: Well, you didn’t think that right before I left. Dad: Listen, you need to come home. Your mom…
Darrer’s father went silent, it made him anxious.
Darrer: DAD! What about mom!? Dad: Sh-she’s got cancer. Darrer: Wha- Dad: Listen Darrer, you need to come home and spend time with your mom.
A few seconds ago Darrer’s life had been looking up, everything had been alright. It’s funny how one phone call would instantly change that. Darrer had no idea what to do or say. He finally blurted said something.
Darrer: How-long-she-got? Dad: What? Darrer: HOW LONG HAS SHE GOT!? Dad: A couple of months maybe. Darrer: Okay, I’ll be there soon.
He hung up the phone, and began to quickly pack his bags. Darrer needed to get back to Bridgeport and spend as much time as possible with his mom before she past away. He loved her dearly. As he packed his bags, he was startled by the doorbell. Riley. He couldn’t bare to be without, but it was something he would have to do.
Riley: Hey baby I- are you alright? Darrer: Listen, Riley. I need to leave. I need to go back home to Bridgeport. Riley: But, why? Darrer- Darrer: I’m gonna miss you so much. I will always love you. Riley: Why are you leaving!? Darrer: My mom, she’s ill. I need to go home and be with her. Riley: Oh god- I’m so sorry. I- Darrer: I love you. Riley: Baby, I love you too. That why… I’m coming with you. Darrer: What? Riley: I love you so much, and I can’t be without you. I understand you have to go, so I’m going with you.
Once they had both packed, Riley and Darrer went back to the Tyson house, and broke the sad news that they would be leaving. It wouldn’t be forever, but Darrer needed to be with his mom, and hopefully patch things back up with his dad. Even though it was a tragic situation they were in, Riley was excited to move to this new town. Everyone had heard of Bridgeport. It was the town where all the stars lived. Maybe, Riley could become successful! There were many possibilities for her.
The only sounds were the peaceful hissing of the water, and Darrer’s lush voice.
Darrer: I’m Darrer. Riley: Well hello Darrer, I’m Riley. Darrer: Well Riley, I’m heading back to my place for something to eat, would you care to join me? Riley: I’d love to.
Why was Riley making this silly decision. She was going back to some guy’s house that she’d only just met. She felt safe with Darrer though. She felt like… she was in love with him. No, how? How could she be in love with him? They’d only just met. Perhaps it because she was insane.
Riley: Busted. Ericka: What are you doing here!? Why aren’t you at school!? Riley: Well, I- Ericka: You are grounded young lady! Riley: But mom what about- Ericka: You’re not doing to prom either! Now get your things and I’ll drive you to school.