Expensive Headphones AU: Say No To This
“Shit man, are you going to be okay?” Rich now sat at the side of Jake’s hospital bed who laughed a little.
“It’s fine, they’re going to let me out tomorrow. Given in going to be crutches for a while but still, beats hospital food. Seriously look at this crap.” Looking at Jake’s food tray Rich saw what looked to have once been chocolate pudding but now had a thin layer of fuzz coating it. “It’s giving school a run for it’s money. But who cares about what happened to me? According to the photos Jenna posted you have a boyfriend?”
“Ugh, I’ve been hearing about that at school. It’s nothing, really.”
“If you’re sure, can you at least tell me who the mystery guy is?”
“You know that anti-social kid with the headphones that used to hang out with Jeremy?”
“Didn’t you right Boyf on his bag?”
“Riends actually. Michael, he helped me with something last night.” Jake raised an eyebrow at Rich. “Not that kind of help.”
“Whatever you say bro.”
“So what are you going to do now? I mean your house is gone.”
“Two words: insurance, money. Enough to get me a place to stay for a while. Probably need to get a job after the play though.”
“That sucks.” Jake laughed at Rich saying sucks causing him to unconsciously cover his mouth.
“S…sorry just, I don’t remember you having a lisp since like sophomore year. Where’d you guys go after the party?”
“I, ugh, spent the night at his house.”
“Dude that’s gay.”
“Shut up, I just didn’t want to go home.” Jake didn’t say anything. Rich sometimes spent the night at his house when stuff was going on at home.
“Now I kind of feel like I owe him something I mean, he gave me pancakes.” Jake responded by digging through his jacket pocket and pulling out a coupon he handed to Rich.
“Free two topping pizza, gave it to me last night after accidentally delivering a ham and pineapple instead of pepperoni.” Rich let out a disgusted noise.
“At least I know what that awful taste in my mouth is now.”
Michael took a sip of his slushie watching a cat video on his phone when he felt a tap on his shoulder. Looking up from his phone he saw Rich holding a pizza box as he sat across him. Pulling his headphones off Michael looked suspiciously between Rich and the pizza box.
“Okay, what do you want?”
“What do you mean?”
“You get me out of detention and now you have pizza? Nobody does this kind of stuff unless they want something.”
“Come on, you gave me pancakes and now I give you pizza.”
“That seems disproportional.”
“You’re turning down a bacon pepperoni pizza?”
“And like that all my self control has flown out the window, gimme.”