Three Best Friends
Three boys were outside the back of the mansion. They laughed and ran around happily without a care. The sun was shining and a game of tag was just perfect for the day. These boys were the best of friends and always had the best times together. They did not know what their future holds yet but for now they had their innocence.
“Tag your it!” Mark tags Damien from the back and runs off laughing.
“Again…” Damien is huffing heavily. “I just got not it a few minutes ago.”
“Well then move faster slow poke.” William smiles big.
“Easy for you to say Will. You always act like you are on a sugar rush.” Damien sighs.
“Maybe I am or maybe I am not.” William tugs his overall straps. From his pocket three lollipops fall out.
“That’s a yes.” Damien gives William a look.
“Don’t keep them to yourself.” Mark makes a face.
“I got these for you guys. I was saving them for later.” William picks up the lollipops and unwraps one for himself, he instantly pops it in his mouth. He hands out the other two to his friends.
“Thanks Will.” Mark smiles and licks his happily.
“Are you sure we should be having these now? It could spoil dinner.” Damien looks at his candy worried and fiddles with it.
“Come on Damien lighten up. It’s not going to hurt you.” Mark pats Damien on the back.
“Where is your sense of adventure.” William smiles.
“Ummmm ok if you insist.” Damien said. He undoes the wrapper and has his candy. “It’s so sweet.”
“I like cotton candy flavor.” William laughs. He looks at Mark. “ Do you think our parents will let us go into the pool today?”
“I don’t know Will. I think they are still mad at us for staying up late again.” Mark shrugs, he starts to chew on his lollipop.
“You two stayed up late again?” Damien shakes his head. “My parents wouldn’t have let me go outside for weeks.”
“That is because your parents are so proper Damien.” William puts and arm around him. “That is why you need Mark and I to help you bring out that wild side.”
“And get me in trouble.” Damien gives William and Mark a look.
They all laugh out loud. They go under the gazebo to relax in the shade. As they finish their candy Mark looks at Damien.
“So when is your little sister going to play with us.” Mark raises an eyebrow.
“Mother and father keep Celine at home most of the time. I don’t think they believe it Is appropriate for a young lady to play with boys. Lately I have been given lessons of etiquette more than usual like they want me to be like my father and do what he does.”
“Damien if you don’t want to be like him you don’t have to.” Mark looks at Damien carefully. “I mean I know my parents want me to be a doctor or a professor but I don’t want to do that.”
“Mark we are ten. How do you know what you want to do when your grown up.” Damien tilts his head.
Mark gives off a dashing smile. “I’m going to be a star!”
“Here he goes again.” William smiles.
“Just picture it fellas. I’m going to be on the big screen. Making people laugh and smile. I’m going to entertain people and there will be lights with my name on it.” Mark puts on a deep voice. “Hello everybody my name is Markiplier and I am here to make you laugh your pants off!”
“Markiplier?” Damien looks at William.
“His stage name. He has been working on it for days.” William laughs. “You should have heard him in his room practicing that.”
“Hey I needed to get it right. When I get older I’m going to have a cool deep voice you will see.” Mark smirks.
“We will go to all of your movies.” Damien smiles.
“Of course you will!” Mark looks exited. “As best friends of the great Markiplier you two will always have tickets for the premier. Best seats in the house.”
“Well while you are filming I’m going to be exploring.” William puffs his chest.
“Exploring?” Mark and Damien ask at the same time.
“O yes! I want to travel around the world. Go out on adventures.” William smiles. “Maybe go out in battle like in the army. Like when we play soldiers.”
“That sounds dangerous.” Damien looks nervous.
“Come on its me. You know good ol’ William can handle anything that comes at him. I’m the strong one here." William does a little flex.
"You better kick some butt then and tell us all about it.” Mark pats William’s back.
“You bet I will. I tell ya I can be a colonel if I wanted to then go out and travel to new places for adventures.” William points to himself. “And when I get older I will have the best mustache ever. The girls would never resist it.”
“Sure Will. I’m the one who will get the girls.” Mark makes another dashing smile.
“We will see about that.” William and Mark are arm in arm laughing. William looks at Damien who looks not as enthusiastic. “What’s wrong Damien?”
“I just don’t know what I want to do. You both know but I don’t.” Damien frowns. He sits holding his knees to his chest.
Mark and William go to Damien siting on either side of him. Mark looks at him. “Well you could do something you want. Anything at all.”
“Yes you like helping people. You are a leader too. You know how to get Mark and I to agree on anything. So then you could ummm.. you could be….” William thinks hard.
Mark and William get an idea and say it together. “Mayor!”
“What?” Damien is surprised.
“You will be the mayor of the city!! Think about it Damien you will help the people of the city. You are a natural leader I tell you. You talk very well with others like the adults all the time. Best of all you can get Will and I out of trouble with the law.” Mark nudges Damien.
“This is perfect!” William gets exited.
“Don’t I get you two out of trouble already with your parents.” Damien gives them both a look. He thinks about it then. It did sound cool to him. He pictured it and he saw himself in a big office dong his best for others. He smiles and stood up. He runs over and picks up a long stick and holds it like it is a cane. “Hmmm Mayor Damien.” He walks back to William and Mark using his “cane” and holding it in front of him properly. “I like it!”
“See now you got it!” Mark smiles.
The boys stood up and got together in a circle. They put their hands together and looked at each other.
“When we grow up we are going to be just like this. We are going to do what we want and when we all finally become what we wish we wanted to be we are going to say we did it!” Damien said confidently. “And we are always going to be the best of friends.”
“Best friends!” Mark saids.
“The best fast friends!” William smiles.
They promise and when they lift their hands in the air they cheer. William of course is the loudest.
“Bully!!” William yells.
Mark and Damien look at William confused.
“What? I heard a explorer say it in a movie. I like it.” William shrugs.
The boys all burst out with laughter. That was them. Without a care in the world. A child’s promise for the future in their hearts. These friends smiling not knowing what was to become of them. For now they play their games and let their imaginations run wild of a future they want to have. A friendship they thought they will have forever. But they did not know it yet. Who they will turn into. What they will become. How they will change.
The mansion they shared their most fond memories will be the place they all lose each other.
The End… for now
*Ok guys u have been sitting on this one for a while. I hope you all enjoy it. I really enjoyed the Who Killed Markiplier series. I saw Mark explaining how he had intended Damien and Celine to be siblings. After watching the series again I could see how they could be acting like a big brother worried about his little sister so I’m playing with the idea here. It had a good story to it and tore my heart up (Mark why T-T). I want to do more with this later too so keep your eyes open for more from this. -Fates