It was an early Saturday morning and I was lying on my couch with a bowl of popcorn resting on my stomach. I was watching a marathon of Scream Queens, while Liam sat on the sofa reading the latest Batman comic.
"So how come you were late yesterday?" he asked out of curiosity as he looked up from his comic. He was wearing his glasses today and hadn't shaved in awhile.
I shrugged my shoulders as I sat up straight, putting my bowl on the coffee table. I decided to keep my little mishap and deal with Malik as a secret.
"I was finishing up on some art work for class and didn't realize how fast the time went by..." I wasn't even sure if my lie was good.
He then shrugs his shoulders and looks back down at the comic as I watch the television screen to see Keke Palmer get kidnapped by the red devil.
I soon feel a small vibration in my back pocket and take out my phone. It was a text from the devil himself.
Malik: I'm done with painting #1! so what time will u come 4 painting #2?
Already? Jesus, did you stay up all night painting me?
"You okay? Your eyes were about to burst out of their sockets." pointed out Liam as I nervously chuckled. I then clear my throat and lock my phone.
"Um yeah. Just Harry sent a dick pic to a group chat by accident instead of directly to Louis..." I lie again. It was now Liam who's eyes widened as he coughed and laughed at the same time.
"Oh my God! Now I have to see that! Was it big? How'd everyone react?" He looked like a kid who kept asking his parents what his birthday present is. He even dropped his comic and tried reaching for my locked phone.
"Liam! Chill dude. It was small." I lie as I swat away his hand away from my phone and I.
He sits back and laughs more as my phone starts to ring. I look at the caller ID to see its Malik and pick it up.
"Hello?" I ask as Liam shouts, "Harry if that's you, then say hello to Harry Jr Jr 'cause apparently he's too small for just one Junior."
"Uh, who's that? And why's he talking about Harry Styles penis?" Asked Zayn as I covered my other ear from Liam's loud jokes. I stand up from my seat and walk into the kitchen as I walk towards the counter.
"Sorry, that's my friend. He's being an idiot as usual." I say that last part out loud as Liam shouts back, "Hey! I heard you!"
"That was the point!" I shout back.
I turn my attention back to Malik. "Sorry, now what's going on?"
"Second painting, timing, need to paint." He says with choppy sentences as I roll my eyes and say, "I can't come today, as you can hear I'm clearly babysitting."
I hear a frustrated sigh on the other end, but decide to ignore it. He then clears his throat and says, "What about tomorrow?"
I check my calendar hanging on the wall to see my schedule is completely free.
"You're hesitant. It either means you're free and are making excuses not to come or your friend stole the phone from you." He jokes as I chuckle.
"No, I'm free. I'll be there around twelve tomorrow." I explain as he thanks me and hangs up.
I click the end button and soon sigh as Liam walks in saying, "I'm in the mood for wieners and French fries."
I roll my eyes as I laugh and walk over to him to give him a big smack on the head.