I quickly pull Damon into a hug and feel grateful that he is here. "Thank God you are here," I say. Damon continues to hold his arm and I give him a sympathetic smile. "Sorry about that by the way," I say. "You scared the fucking shit out of me."
"No problem," he says while wrapping one of his arms around me. "You are just like your mother. Strong and independent...and quite beautiful might I add," he says before breaking our hug and flashing me a warm smile. His compliment makes me blush a little and I smile back at him. Honestly I'm glad that he's here. Just actually seeing someone I know makes me feel a little better.
"What are you doing here?" I ask as I look into his blue eyes. "I mean we are out in the middle of fucking nowhere," I say before laughing.
"Well I was just coming up here for a late night snack," he says before laughing and placing his hand on his head. "I always do. I get golden Oreos. The food of champions," he laughs. "You can see this is why I am so fucking out of shape." Damon was the least bit out of shape. He's the exact fucking opposite of "out of shape." I cannot even believe he let those words come out of his mouth. I mean he is kinda thin...but he has a very muscular build, which makes him look so much younger than he is. It's basically almost as if he has avoided aging I guess you could say. I mean if I was older, I would have married him by now. What the fuck am I saying?
"Is Will with you?" he asks me while raising his eyebrows at me.
I look towards the entrance of the gas station and I realize that he's nowhere to be seen."Yeah, he's somewhere out there," I laugh. "Probably having some fun."
He's probably out there cussing a fucking storm.
"Oh," Damon says. "Are you guys here on a little trip?"
"Uhh something like that," I say before smiling nervously. Damon looks at me and he raises his eyebrow at me. He can tell I'm lying. Shit. Should I tell Damon? I mean he seems like someone both Will and I could trust. But, I bet ya Will wouldn't want me to tell him shit...But, I don't see why. Oh well, I'll just tell him..."Well, uhh you see we're in some tro-" I cannot even finish my sentence before Will storms inside of the gas station.
"Mari would you hurry the fu-" Will's eyes land on me and then eventually land on Damon, causing him to stop speaking midsentence. Will clears his throat nervously before walking towards me and Damon. I smirk at Will because he didn't even get the opportunity to yell at me which I find hilarious. "Damon?" Will says as a smile spreads across his face. "What are you doing here?" he asks with his eyebrow slightly raised.
"I could ask you the same thing!" Damon says before laughing and patting Will on the back. "I live right up the street and I come up here every once in a while to grab a late night snack. Well I actually come up here every night."
"You live right up the street??" I ask a little bit too excited. I practically screamed at the man because he is basically our savior. Yesssssss.
"Yeah, I have houses across the country. I own several production factories throughout the country and I have to move every once in a while. So that's why I am here.," he says before grinning at me. "Why? Do you both need a place to st-" I practically jump on Damon because of his words, but Will completely kills my vibe when he starts to speak again.
"No," Will says cutting Damon off. I look over at Will and I wanna punch him right now. Are you fucking kidding me?!?!
"Yes we do," I hiss at Will while looking at him. We have been on the road for countless days now and we don't even know where we will be able to stay every single night. Damon is fucking here now and Will doesn't want to take him up on his offer. Oh hell no. Fuck that.
"No we don't," he retorts back. "We are fine. But thank you though. We should actually probably get going no-"
"Are you sure?" Damon asks, cutting Will off from saying anything else stupid. "I have spare rooms for both of you. Besides, you guys are both considered my family. So why not?" Bingo. See this is exactly what we need.
"No! We want to come with you!" I shout. I look over at Will whose face is solid and is staring blankly off into space. "Will just fucking say yes," I mumble at him. "Just admit that you fucking messed up this time." Will looks at me like he is about to snap, but before he could say anything, Damon begins to talk again.
"So I take that as a yes?" he says looking at both of us. Will sighs and puts his alter ego back into it's cage before a smile plays across his lips. "Fine. If it wouldn't be a any trouble, we would love to stay with you." Damon looks at me and then bumps me playfully in the arm.
" See? All I had to do was work my magic Mari," he whispers at me. I cannot help but laugh at Damon's remark and he laughs along with me while Will just stares at us annoyed-like. "Awww cheer up bud," Damon says before patting Will on the shoulder and walking towards the cash register. I pick up all of my belongings from the ground and walk them over to the cash register where Damon currently is.
"Is that it sir?" the small, frail old lady behind the counter says.
Damon looks at me and then begins to speak. "No," he says. "Mari put your stuff up there."
"What! No way are you paying for all of my stuff," I say. " I can pay for it."
"I insist," Damon says before flashing his charming smile at me. "Please?" Damon begins to pout at me and I finally give in. I set all of the items on the counter and Damon nods his head be fore laughing. "It looks like I can work my magic on you too," he says before winking at me. Others might say that Damon is flirting with me right now. But I've discovered that his personality is just like this. His words mean nothing except a simple, friendly remark.
"Thank you," I say to him as he takes some cash out of his billfold and handing it to the lady.
"No problem," he says. "This could be the last thing you will ever eat ya know?" Damon grabs the bag with all of the food in it and begins to walk towards the door. Will meets us there and we all walk out together. "Well my car is over there," he says pointing to his Cadillac SUV. "Did you guys bring any stuff?" Will walks a few feet away and picks up our things, and then walking back towards me and Damon.
"What about the car?" I ask Will.
Will turns his attention towards the rental car parked in front of the broken down hotel. "It's fine," he says. "Oh well." Will's carefree attitude is something that I have never witnessed before. He's never irresponsible...
Damon starts to walk towards his car and both me and Will follow behind him. Honestly, it is awesome that I bumped into Damon. It's almost as if it was set up, but I know it wasn't. It was meant to happen. As soon as Damon pops the trunk, Will places our things inside and then slams it shut once he is done. I hop into the back seat, seconds later being followed by Will and Damon entering the car. I catch a glimpse of myself in the rearview mirror and I practically scare myself. I take the time to quickly fix my low ponytail and then fasten my seatbelt.
"Put your seatbelts on," he says. "We will be there in like 15 minutes." I notice Damon looking at me through the rearview mirror, smirking at me. A glint of happiness is shown in his eyes and I smile back at him. But I make nothing of it. It's just a smirk. Nothing more...
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