"Hey ! Noah, my man !"
"Yea, long time !"
"It's been years !"
Noah had been working peacefully in his office on some documents concerning a resent breech in his company's security. Now he stared in bemusement at his long term old high school buddies. They hadn't aged a bit, but then again neither had he, much.
"How did you get in ?"
"Well we may have spitted off some random A-lister names and said we had a meeting with you. ", said Todd. He was the youngest of the group and the evil master mind behind all the plans the 4 guys would go threw together back in their high school years.
"Yea, it was a little too easy if I must say. You should get that fixed. ", Gary said. This was the oldest and the wisest, sometimes.
"No, don't tell him to get it fixed. If he gets it fixed then we can't sneak in anymore. ", Darwin chimed in. Between the 3 of them he was the middle aged one and the one that always had things for the guys to do, or better yet things for them to get themselves out of.
"Look guys, it was a great time seeing you all but I have work to do. ", Noah gestured towards his paperwork that lay sprawled out over his desk.
"Oh please, screw work and come drink with us. ", Darwin said.
"That wouldn't be a good idea. "
"It's only 1 night of drinking with your old friends. It couldn't really hurt could it ?"
Noah sighed and before his brain could fully register what was going on he found himself rising from behind his secluded desk area and making his way towards the door, trailing his too-happy friends.
2 hours later . . .
"WooHOO ! Okay so as of right now I've got a yatch, Gary's got a half of million dollar portrait of nothing but pink, Derwin's got a 10ft sized island worth 10mill, and Noah's got nothing. This can't be. "
"I told you I am a beast at this game. Celebrity gift list is my thing. "
"I think your cheating. One more round !", Derwin yelled.
"Alright fine but if I roll this 5 then it's game over. "
"Whatever. ", Everyone said in unison.
The logistics of the game was pretty simple. If you roll a 5 in anyway then your safe from being gifted. So if you roll a 5 straight then your saved and skip a turn, if you roll a number other then 5 then you get to roll twice. So someone rolled and they got a 4, they would have a chance to roll again and get a 1 so it can equal up to 5. If you roll a 6, however, you were to be gifted my the person who last went. When your gifted, you have to actually go out and buy these things with your real money, that's why the game is loved and yet hated at the same time.
Oddly enough though everyone's gift matched with what they hated most. Todd's yatch was pointless to him because he got real bad sea sickness. Gary's all pink portrait was a mockery of his childhood. He despised it and the art of painting so for him to purposefully go out and buy one was ridiculous. Derwin and his 10mill is line was just a big joke though. He was terrified of water after a freak accident when he was young, he would never lay eyes on that island. Now they wanted Noah pinned with something to ease their embarrassment, and he knew this.
Noah rolled the dice and it landed on a 2. This would be easy for him considering all he needed was a 3. He rolled the dice one more and as the shouts of laughter and triumph surround him all he could do was stare in shock. He had rolled a 6, on the nose. Now he had to be gifted just like everyone else. Derwin cut him a devious grin but before he could say anything Gary beat him to it.
"I gift you. . . a college. "
"Excuse me ?"
"You heard me, a college. "
"That's absurd, choose something else. "
"That's not how the game works my friend. "
Noah sighed and openly grimaced at his ordeal. He knew nothing of running a college smoothly and his friends knew that. He reveled in exceeding in everything he did, so to have this new work shoved at him was frustrating and not in his element. He had to get away from these friends of his and settle himself in for a dreamless night and a promising hangover to wake him.
The next day. . .
The hangover had come but not as fiercely Noah thought it might've. He'd awoken early that morning to consult his assistant on the most prestigious college in San Francisco. When he located it he promptly bought it without a second thought and made calls that would fire the current Dean and bring him in for a meeting to discuss the new policy and the fill in Dean he would place there from his employment. He would be all in control once again, just how he liked it.
After leaving his office, Noah went to the college that he now owned, for a business meeting, with his employee in tow. When he arrived there were a myriad of people awaiting him at the front desk. Some curious bystanders while others were instructed to assist him. He caught the gazes of several females looking over him appreciatively, drooling over him to say the least. It disgusted him yet he couldn't help but be amused at the power he held over these women just by his sheer height and good looks that accompanied him. It was typical.
The thought to entertain any of the lust driven women didn't interest him so he simply asked the receptionist about his meeting and she immediately directed him to the conference room. When he entered the room everyone stood at attention. He made his way to head of the table and addressed everyone appropriately before beginning the talk of the changes he would make.