The next morning I awoke to the sound of slight snoring and the silent hum of voices coming from the television. I peaked over the sheets to see who was up. Seth was sitting on the floor in front of the static filled screen. There was a slight picture, but you couldn't make out who was on the screen. On the other bed, Brice was sound asleep, slightly snoring. I closed my eyes and listened to the other noises. The sound of feet walking upstairs. The sounds of birds chirping from outside. You could hear cars driving by, heading to some unknown destination.
Then I heard Seth get up. I opened my eyes just enough to see him pulling a small bag out of his pocket and leave the room. Once he was gone, I sat up in bed. He'd lied to me. He had brought weed on this trip. I knew it was too good to be true. Silently, I got up and stumbled into the bathroom. When I looked in the mirror, I saw that I looked even more exhausted than I felt. Last night had been rough. I found it hard to sleep with all the noises going on in the motel. Not to mention my fight with Seth hadn't made it any easier to sleep. Sighing, I retreated to my bed and curled up under the sheets. I considered just turning back now and returning home to my mother. It wasn't too late. The only thing was, what would happen when I got back home? Seth and I weren't going to be on good terms. I just couldn't be his friend anymore. I didn't want to end up getting hurt for his choices.
"Audrey, are you awake?" whispered Brice, leaning on the bed.
I stayed silent and kept my eyes shut.
"Audrey, come on. You can't fool me. I know you're awake." He gently poked my side. "Time to get up. We still have a few ways to go."
"Seth lied." I choked, feeling tears forming in my eyes. "He brought weed. He lied to me."
There was silence. The only sound that could be heard now was the static buzz of the T.V.
"We have to get moving if we're going to get there today. It may be a late in the day, but we'll get there. I promise you. No matter what. Try to ignore Seth, okay? He's just not worth it anymore," Brice finally answered, rubbing my back. "Get cleaned up and we'll go find that moron."
I sat up and looked at him. "Why are you being so nice to me, Brice? You've never really been this nice too me all the years I've known you. What's changed?"
He smiled. "You've changed, Audrey. You've changed into this beautiful girl. I guess I never really realized how much I like you."
My eyes widened in shock.
"Get cleaned up." He smirked and headed out the door.