I climbed out of my bed, rubbing the sleep from my eyes I walked into the washroom. I slipped my boxers off and turned the taps turning the water on finding the perfect mix of cold and hot water. I stepped in letting the water beat down on me.
How am I going to ask Jordan out? I can't just walk up to her and say it. I need something special. Maybe a serenade. What song should I sing?
Bitch, who do you love?
Can you make it butt nasty or naw? Can make, make, make it butt nasty...or naw?
I love the way you make me feel, I love it, I love it.
Wayyyyyyy to girly.
Do you wanna build a snowman?!
Ha that's funny.
That's what makes you beautiful?
Wait. I can't sing. "UGH!" I scream and slam a fist against the wet tiles. I run a hand through my hair, maybe I can...I GOT IT!
I turn the shower off, and hop out drying off. I change into a blue tank top with khaki shorts and my Vans. I dry my hair and fix it. I walk out the door to find Jordan running upstairs in a panic. "What's going on?" I ask. She shushes me and pushes into my room. "What are you-" She shushes me once again. She gets on her knees looking under my bed. "THERE IT IS!" She yells and pops back up with a nerf gun.
"Was that always there?" I ask. She shrugs. "Okay. What's going on?" She sighs. "Taylor started this nerf gun war and then Shawn was like under every bed is two nerf guns and then I was like okay I'm gonna go get us two, but then I realized how far my room was and they would've got Shawn so I ran in here and now I need to go. Bye!" She runs away and my heart flutters as her arm brushes mine as she runs past.
I run into Carter's room who was still in bed. He opened his eyes, groaning. "Go away Matt." I chuckle and grab a gun and shut the door behind me, walking away. I walk downstairs slowly.
I hid behind the wall that separates the stairs from the living room. I see Aaron backing away from the kitchen I point my gun and aim. I find my hand shaking and my heart pounding. I took a deep breath and let out an ear piercing scream. He spun around and I pulled the trigger. The foam dart flew out and hit him in his forehead, he fell to the ground dropping his gun. I hid behind the wall again as if I never hit him.
It was a good ten minutes, until I heard a gasp, but I don't move a muscle. "Aaron? No. You can't be dead." It's a girl's voice and I know that voice. It's Tina. "Hey." I jump and find Carter smiling a gun in hand. "You need your partner in crime to win." I smile and high five silently. "What's going on?" He whispers as I peek out. I lean back. "I shot Aaron and Tina just found him. I think they were partners." I explain. He nods. "Switch." We switch places and he peeks out. I see him raise his gun slowly. "BITCCCCCHHHHHH!" He fired his gun and I heard a scream and a loud thud. He turned to me a smirk present. "Got her."
I shake my head and we switch again. I look around it's clear. I signal for him to follow me. We silently walk down the stairs and I grab Aaron's gun and Carter grabs Tina's. We reload our guns. "Now what?" He whispers.
"We gotta move. We're out in the open anyone can find us." He nods and we walk slowly towards the kitchen. "Get down." He follows my instruction. I get on my knees and lean against the wall. "Keep your gun close. The kitchen could be full of them. Remember finger on the trigger and fire when you hear the slightest sound." He nods. "I love you man." He hugs me, and I bite my lip, holding back the laugh. "Love you too man. Be careful." I warn. I crawl to the door and push it open slightly. I push it open wider now, Suddenly a hear a click and an orange foam dart is coming for me I duck and fire madly with one gun, covering my head with the other. "CARTER!" I scream. I'm going to die.
I open my eyes long enough to see Carter leap into the kitchen shooting in all directions. "TAKE THIS BITCHESSSSSS!" I grab the extra darts that are stuck to the door and shove them in my pocket. I watch as Carter maneuvers around the kitchen shooting Cam and Nash. I spy Taylor in the corner smiling, I watch as he pulls his gun up. I look to Carter. He dances around the kitchen grabbing the darts that was shot around the kitchen.
Taylor moves his finger to the trigger and I panic and pull a dart off the door and throw it at him. It sticks to his arm and he fires as he falls to the side letting out a string of curse words. It lands a inch from Carter's head. That was close! "Carter!" I scream and hug him tightly. He laughs but it shaky as he hugs me back. I shut my eyes tight. Part of me tells me this is a game but the other video game part of me says that he could've died.
"That was way to close. We need to strategize before w-" He cut me off with a scream as he crumbled to his knees. I spy the dart in his back "CARTER NO!" I scream. I look and find Shawn smirking, a gun in his hand in the back yard. The door was open. Shit. I move fast and pull my gun out on him. I take a step out the door and find Jack J laying in the grass both 'dead'. "You monster." I shook my head. "I thought you were a nice, innocent boy." I said.
He simply laughed. "Everyone underestimates me. That's how I killed Jack J, how I killed Becky, how I killed Hayes, how I killed Jordan." He says harshly. I feel my heart beat faster as my finger slides down to the trigger. "She was your partner." I felt sick talking to Shawn. "I work alone." He slides his finger and in a quick movement a dart starts flying. Move Matt! I jump to the side but I still hear a thud. I get up and keep my eyes on Shawn. I look through the door to find Jack G on the ground. "Looks like it's just you and I." He smiles sweetly. I take a step down the stairs of the porch standing on the grass. He takes a step back and I take another closer, he only walks further. "Are you scared of me?" He laughs and shakes his head. But I don't believe him as he takes another step back and hits the tree. He drops his gun, he mumbles a curse.
I smile. I already won this. "Just surrender so I don't have to do this." I say walking closer. I kick his gun away. His eyes go to me then to his gun. He runs and I pull the trigger as it hits him in his back and he falls to the ground. "YES! I WIN!" I scream. I turn around and begin walking back to the house. "Matt! Wait!" Shawn screams. I turn around. "You're supposed to be de-" I was cut off as I heard a thud again. I turn around and my guns fall from my hands, and I curse myself but she looks so perfect. "Surprise mothafucka." She pulls the trigger and it hits me in my forehead. I look up and see it there. I look to Jordan. The wind blows her hair and she looks so perfect, I just want to kiss her. But I'm supposed to be dead. I sigh and fall to my knees and onto my stomach. I look up and see her run into the kitchen and a loud horn rings out. Jack J stands back up and so does Shawn, he walks over to me and helps me up. I see Carter stand up, pulling the dart of his back. I pulled mine off my head and I pulled Shawn's off.
We walked back into the house. "I still can't believe Jordan won." Taylor frowns and slams his gun on the table. She simply shrugs and opens the fridge and grabs a water bottle. "It's cause I'm cuter than all of you." She shrugs and walks into the living room. I laugh, as everyone gasps. "I have you know I died because of carelessness not because of not being cute." Taylor yelled walking into the living room too.
I think this is going to be my best summer yet.