I walked with Maxxie to the liquor store in silence, grabbing the strongest thing I could find once we got there. I grabbed two or three bottles for good measure. He paid for it without question and followed me back to the tree house in silence again. I could tell he was going to start asking me things again and was just going to wait til I was too drunk to realise I was giving him what he wanted. By the time I was tipsy I’d apparently decided it was time for him to start asking questions again.
"Come on then, do your worst. I know you want to start asking me shit again"
Maxxie smiled. "You're gonna tell me what got to you so bad earlier?"
I shook my head. "I'm not that drunk"
He laughed. Even when I was drunk it sounded beautiful. "Shame. Maybe later."
"Suuuuure" I slurred a little and downed half the bottle of whatever it was I’d bought. I was too drunk to remember what.
Maxxie sipped his beer and smiled, "you might as well save your breath and tell me"
"Where's the fun in that?"
"Oh, so you're getting a kick out of making me guess?" he pouted.
"I'm getting a kick out of this" I shook the half empty bottle at Maxxie, trying my hardest to ignore his pout.
"Yeah, well don't get so drunk that I have to carry you back to the house."
"Who said I'm going back?"
"Where else would you go?"
I shrugged. I don’t really know where I’d go. I guess I could stay here for a little while. I mean, a bum did build it to live in so that’s gotta count for something, right? "I'd find somewhere"
Maxxie smiled yet again. "My apartment will most likely always be open to you, if you need it. I think Rosa might still be there at the moment, though." He said thoughtfully.
I hummed. I really felt like just snuggling up to him right then. "That's nice to know"
"I'd even let you have the bed," he giggled.
"Wow, such manners"
"I'm amazing, I know."
"If you're so amazing, how come you're English?" I asked, slurring my words.
"That's a very good question. I hadn't thought about that one."
I giggled. That’s weird, I don’t usually giggle. "You're really weird"
"I've heard that one before," he smiled.
I downed a load more liquor before speaking again. "You know who else is weird?"
I’ll ignore that. "Caleb. I mean, like today. He swans in all like 'look at me, I had sex and I'm barely eighteen' and then starts like crying over his mom"
"Isn't it normal to be kinda freaked out about your mum finding out you fucked a guy who is not only eight years older, but a stranger?"
"My mom didn't care with Cayden and Ava"
"She was just like" I put on my best Aussie accent "Use a condom and get tested"
"Maybe Caleb's mum is different. I think my mum pretended not to know til I came out."
I stretched, feeling slightly grossed out as my shoulders clicked. "I don't get either how Caleb like knows everything"
"Yeah. Like when he was all 'oh you're a pansy fucking virgin who won't admit his feelings' but like how can he know when I don't even know, you know?"
"Guess he just knows you well enough to be able to tell"
"But like he knows it when I don't even know. That shit's just weird"
Maxxie smiled yet again "so what feelings aren't you admitting then?"
"I haven't worked it out yet, but I think I like someone" I giggled and he smiled."Wanna know who?" He nodded and I giggled again. "You"
Maxxie froze. "...Me?"
"Mhmm" I said, finishing off what was left in the bottle.
Maxxie sat in silence for a while, surprised at what I’d just told him. Once he’d gotten over it, he leant over and kissed me. I didn’t respond for a second, my brain going ‘hold up, he’s a dude and you’re a dude’ but fuck my brain. The second I started kissing back Maxxie started kissing harder, more heated. I pulled away after a while. There was some other reason my brain was giving me that I shouldn’t be kissing him.
Maxxie sat back to where he was before. "Sorry."
He smiled sheepishly. "I'm not supposed to be leading you on."
"No one ever said that"
I tried to open another bottle but didn’t get very far. My fingers didn’t want to work with me and just sort of flopped about when I tried to use them.
Maxxie frowned. "I..." he shook his head and took the bottle off me, opening it and handing it back.
I giggled again. "I take it back, you do have manners"
He smiled weakly and I drank a little more, leaning against him. He slipped an arm round me and I smiled.
"I don't get why Cayden wants John over you. John's an asshole"
Maxxie shrugged. I tilted my head up and kissed his neck. He caught my lips with his own briefly before speaking again. "Please don't flip out over this tomorrow"
I poked his side. "I can't even remember what happened five minutes ago"
He looked kind of worried either way. I snuggled up against him, smiling again as he hugged me. "I'm sleepy"
"Wanna go back, or are we sleeping here tonight?"
"I don't mind" I mumbled.
He paused, thinking for a moment. "I think I might stay here.
I hummed as he kissed the top of my head, snuggling into him and closing my eyes. He cleared a space for the two of us a lay down "I guess it's my turn to be a pillow, then?"
He laughed softly as I lay down, resting my head on his chest. He started playing with my hair and I put an arm round his waist, mumbling "You're comfy"
I smiled and felt myself start to fall asleep, even though I’d only woken up a few hours before. My smile widened as he moved so he had an arm around me. Why the fuck would Cayden cheat on this?