"Sorry, guys" Jake said when he came back from the bathroom. He sat down next to El with a sort of vacant look on his face. A sort of vacant look is on his face.
"No worries, man" I said, my arm around Taylor’s shoulders.
Jake’s eyes seemed to flick over my arm. That’s kind of creepy...
"Anyone wanna dance?" El asked and Taylor mumbled an answer.
"I'm no good at dancing"
"No thanks" Jake mumbled, ordering a shot.
“You weren’t such a bad dance when we first met” I whispered to Taylor, making him giggle.
Jake downed his shot and Taylor leant on me a little.
"Can you get me beer?"
I smiled. "Sure. Anyone else want anything?"
"Beer please" El giggled.
"Vodka and tonic" Jake mumbled.
I got them and he mumbled a thank you before downing his drink in one go. I arched an eyebrow at it.
"Pace yourself, man"
"Think you'd know I don't care by now" he said, ordering a beer.
El frowned. "I'm going to go dance" he said and disappeared.
Taylor slipped an arm round my waist and Jake got up, stalking out of the bar. I tried to ignore it and enjoy being on my own with Taylor but something told me to go after Jake. I apologised to Taylor, giving him a quick kiss before going out and looking for Jake.
I found him slumped against the wall in an alleyway with his head in his hands.
"You okay?" I asked.
"No, I'm fucking not"
I felt my face tug into a worried expression as he brought a beer bottle to his lips.
"What's the matter?"
"Dude, you don't want to know"
"I probably don't but you can tell me anyway"
"No, seriously, dude, you don't want to know"
I gave him an unimpressed look as he took another swig of his beer.
"Just go back to your guy for the night"
"My guy? What's that s'posed to mean?"
"Cayden, just seriously get lost before I do something stupid"
I didn’t move.
I still didn’t move. He grabbed my shirt and pushed me against the alley wall, forcing his lips on mine. I pushed him back slightly in shock and he gritted his teeth.
"Not til you tell me what the fuck is with you?" He’d been acting as if El didn’t even exist and I can pretend all I like he didn’t keep shooting Taylor death glares.
"Cayden.... I can't. If you don't know then... I can't tell you" he stepped away and took another swig of beer.
I grabbed the bottle off him. "You've had enough. Fucking tell me"
"I fucking like you, you fucking moron. Now get out of my face and get lost cause I know nothing can fucking come from it" he grabbed the bottle and started walking away.
I followed him and stole it again.
"What’s your fucking problem? I'm not looking for a fucked up breaking of my heart again"
"Then don't fall for someone so easily, dickhead!" I shouted.
"I fucking didn't plan for it. It’s not my fucking fault who I care for" he grabbed the bottle, downing the rest of the beer. "Look there we go. Now the bottle isn’t a problem" he threw it at the wall where it smashed and stormed off.
I started going after him but changed my mind. What was the point? He was right about nothing coming from it. Besides, he said he was going travelling. He’d meet other people and fall for them instead.
"Thank fucking you" I heard him shout back.
I fucked off back to the bar, glancing around for El before grabbing Taylor’s hand and dragging him out. He seemed a little surprised but didn’t ask what I was doing. I led him back to Ava’s, kissing him hard as we walked through the door. He kissed back before gliding up the stairs and into the baby’s room. This is gonna be so weird.