I am so sorry guys! It has been very busy my end. Spring break ends today and for the past week I've been out of town. I meant to post before I left but my internet was on the fritz again as well as it being very hectic on my end. The big MASTERS golf tournament was held this week and we headed out of town to avoid the crazies. So I was at families house with NO internet...well unless WebTV counts....but I don't think so because I couldn't log on or post anywhere.
So I'm back and will be posting tonight.
... Relax. It's nothing too terrible. I have a whole bunch of stuff due in the next couple of weeks, so I might have to halt our thread until next Thursday. I know that's a crazy amount of time, but I have an exam this Thursday, a take-home exam Monday, a project due Tuesday, and an 8-10 paper due Thursday. Needless to say I'm going to be busy, busy, busy studying, researching, and writing, and I honestly don't know if I'll have enough brain left to concentrate on posting in between all that. Sorry! After that I have one more paper to write and finals, then I'm OUT FOR THE SUMMER! I'm excited. This semester has been a tough one.
I might be able to squeeze in a tag or two once it's my turn again, but I make no promises, so for now I'm giving y`all the worst case scenario. My deepest apologies. If it's any consolation, I'd much rather be here RP'ing with you guys. <3
"Jay will thank us later."
"Thank you later for what?" he asked with a raised brow and slightly suspicious look. Normally when he heard Tyler say something about thanking him later it meant the guy was up to no good...which was most of the time. The same went for Will. Jay eyed the video camera and couldn't help but feel like the camera was somehow involved in all this.
"If you say so," he said more to himself than to Kim as he checked out and carried his purchases to the car. He had to hurry and go buy gas before his car rolled to an unsatisfactory stop on the side of the road and then Kim would really be on her own...at least for a while longer.
"Where are you right now?"
"Just leaving the market," he said as he slipped the bags into the back seat of the car and once again hopped into the front. He was already beginning to feel the stress of the day weighing down on his shoulders as he cranked the car and rolled out of the space. He tilted his head fron side to side relishing in the cracks he heard. He really needed a nap, but the day was only just beginning. He was sure he wouldn't get to turn in until well past midnight with Tyler and Will and their 'surprise' for him and Kim planned. "I should be at the house in about fifteen minutes. I have to stop and get gas first," he said as he pulled into a station. He rolled up to a pump, placing Kim on hold as he pumped six gallons of gas, paid and wheeled out again. He'd heard too many horror stories about cell phones starting gas fires and being paranoid, he didn't want to be added to one of those horrible legends. He brought the phone back to his ear.
"Hey, maybe tonight you could spend the night. I think a deep massage could do us both some good," he said blushing at his own dirty talk. He rarely did it, but yeah, a guy had his needs and he was sure Kim would be fine with it. "We'll just have to get away from the guys for a bit. That shouldn't be a problem. You know how Tyler and Will are when they get together. They'll keep themselves entertained."
On the other end he could hear Tyler speaking to Kim and he paused to listen. "Oh, well. I'll let you go then. I know you have to get ready. See ya in a little while," he said. He didn't want to over do it by adding 'love ya' or something cheesy and romantic like that at the end. Plus, he wasn't sure if they were at that level yet. He'd have to wait and see.
Getting to the house first he brought all his things inside the house, huffing exhaustedly as he closed the front door. He looked around the empty house that never seemed to be clean enough for his taste. Well, cleaning would have to wait. He'd make Tyler and Will help later on. That should be a feat all its own. Ignoring the mess for the time being he put the groceries away and moved upstairs for a shower, lingering longer than necessary underneath the hot water.
- looks around - Wow, tough crowd.
Well, I had a good time celebrating, 'cause I know how to have a good time.
He felt like he had a million things to do and very little time to do it in. He failed to realize that it was only 1pm. Dinner wasn’t until five. He had plenty of time, yet when one task was finished there were dozens more to be accomplished and he hated knowing that he couldn’t finish everything on his list in a twenty-four hour period. That was just…unreasonable.
He glanced at his watch as the librarian began to stamp the books and once she finished he scooped the book into his arms saying a quick thank you. He left the library at break neck speed, maneuvering around students coming and going as he made for the student parking lot. Section B wasn’t far so he made it to his car quickly. He dumped his things in the back seat and climbed in the front cranking the car and reversing out of his spot with practiced ease.
He was on the road to the bank within minutes. He didn’t bother going through the drive thru ATM but instead parked and got out to walk to the other more accessible one. Forty bucks would have to do for now. Hopefully the others would catch on to the fact that they didn’t have food in the house and go out and get something because frankly, he was fed up with doing everything in the house. He never told them this though. Unnecessary arguments weren’t on his list of things to do so he kept his mouth shut letting the guys literally walk all over him in this respect. Way to stand up for yourself Jay. He rolled his eyes at his own thoughts as he grabbed the money from the machine.
It was as he was walking back to his car that he realized his phone wasn’t on. He’d turned it off as soon as he walked into the library. Gotta follow the rules, right? He dug it out his back pocket and sifted through the messages. Some from organizations on campus, his college advisor, his study group thanking him for his time this evening. And Will? He brought the phone to his ear to listen to the message as he climbed back into his car.
“Hey, this is Will. Don’t stay out all night. We got a nice surprise for you at the house and no, it’s not a stripper this time.”
His eyes widened as he started the engine. A surprise! Oh, no no no. He hated surprises especially when his friends were involved. He remembered their last good natured surprise that ended with him being doused with a bowl of melted marshmallow goo and decorated with pigeon feathers. It had taken an entire week to remove the remnants of that ‘surprise’ from ever crevice on his body.
He knew better than to drive on the phone so he waited until he was safely inside the grocery store before he rang up Will…who didn’t answer his phone. He rolled his eyes and called Kim instead. He didn’t know why, but if he was forced to be surprised he best make plans to stay at her place afterwards.
Grabbing a buggy he began to walk around the store looking for items cheap yet not generic and gross. Pizza was always a safe choice. He tossed one of those in the buggy as he went.
Will watched with wide eyes as his friend dug a hole, no a trench for himself that he knew he would eventually have to help him climb out of. "Tyler, shut up," he mouthed under his breath, but no. One after another his friend threw out verbal punches knocking the burly beast down to size with each curt retort, each ego degrading slander. It was no wonder the guy hadn't punched Tyler's face in already as he went as far as to advice the guy to consider anger management. The nerve of his friend was astounding to be frank and Will had to bite the inside of his jaw to keep from laughing. Upsetting the guy with a mocking laugh wouldn't be the wisest thing to do given the givens, so he chose to remain quiet and unusually patient, glancing out the corner of his eyes at Kim who seemed amused by this all.
And then she put her two cents in too. What in the hell was wrong with this picture? He pegged her for the strong, confident and wise silent type. Not the girl to follow Tyler's lead, driving the stick in just a little further than necessary. It seemed their little outting together today had made them somewhat in tune with each other outrageous blunders and he, being the voice of reason would have to pull them both back from the brinks of death. He was not looking forward to that at all.
Will cocked a brow at them both and stood, ready to intervene when the cop across the pavilion finally took notice of their situation. Will watched him hoist his extra large behind from his straight back chair and wabble over to their table, gripping his belt buckle and flashing his badge like he was a member of the FBI. More like a rent-a-cop if you asked him, but no one had so he kept his opinion to himself, eyeing the gun in the man's hoister as the man stopped in front of them.
"What's the problem here?" he asked, his growl deep and throaty. Will shrugged.
"There's no problem here officer. Just some old friends catching up." He smiled at Tyler, then at Kim and then at Jumbotron who looked like he was about to pop a vessel in his head from thinking too hard. He winked at him, daring him to make a scene because it was three against one. It didn't take a three Harvard grad. students to figure out who the cop would side with.
The guy backed off and for that Will was relieved. He dropped his gaze for a moment, lifting his right hand to scratching a nervous itch behind his left ear. The officer continued to survey them, sizing up the situation and getting no where fast. "Well, you folks have a nice day," he said nodding his head to acknowledge them all starting with the lady first. Will smirked at Kim. She was no lady, but again, he didn't voice his opinion. Jumbotron left along with the cop and they were left to fend for themselves.
"Let's get out of here," he said under his breath to Tyler as he dug inside his pocket for cash enough to pay the tab. He bent and grabbed his things from the ground and peered up at his much taller friend. "You need to learn to keep your mouth shut," he said his face serious though his eyes shone with mirth. That had been a close call. He had to admit that and though he was utterly amused by the situation he'd rather not find himself in the same predicament twice.
Shooting Tyler a quick wink he led the way out of the pavilion.