October 2018, Halloween evening, spirit house.
A house party was going on for Noodle 28th birthday, few neighbours, friends from gym, few of D modeling friends, Russel mates from the local music shop and a couple of girls Ace knew. Everybody talked, laughed, danced and drank. There was no tension in the air except one place. In the corner stood by the plant the reject old git himself Murdoc Niccals. Things after the jail thing once it hit light seemed to have blown over but left a nasty bitten taste in everyone mouth. Nobody talked to him, nobody cared, once where most of the girls hovered round him not even one of the guest dog would go near.
You met him many years ago but nothing happend between you 2. You were only friends and most of the time his only one. Everyone else in the band knew you and got along not like Murdoc other fellow companions that he brought along, you were polar opposite to him that on a normal day everyone who knew Murdoc would ask you, why in hell are you in contact with the guy.
Your answer was always simple.
Nobody should be alone in the world. Everyone needed 1 friend.
"Gosh! Girl you have grown up so fast!" You squeezed Noodle one last time in the big hug. She laughed and hugged you back.
"You were so small when I first saw you all those years ago. What happend?" You smiled warm hearted at her.
"Time and life (Y/N) !" She smiled at you again.
"Well you look awesome happy birthday Noodle!"
With that you turned greeting people with a smile and a pat or a quick hug as you moved through the crowd. Till you came to the quiet corner.
"We need to talk."
Your voice turned serious as you leaned agenst the wall near the older man who glanced at you from the corner of his eyes, his features not moving. As he watched you turn and walked out the open front door.
You stand outside seeing in the distence children and adults doing trick or treat. The air was crisp, cold and tingled your throat as you breathed it in before pulling a vape from your jacket inside pocket and taking a few long slow drags, stairing at the stars looking at the sky.
A pair of heels could be heard behind you slowly walking up before stopping beside you.
"So..." The gravely voice asked you. You didn't respond but let out a exhale of smoke.
"Why." You finally spoke but not breaking your eye contact with the stars. The man in question gave no answer but looked to sky just keeping silent.
"You know why." He added. The eyes in your head begain to burn not from anger or smoke but from pain. Something in your gut and mind told you that you would eventually end up in this situation all those years ago.
"You are a funny geeza Niccals." You turned but not looking at him instead they were on the ground.
"Your empty yet you want to be filled instead of allowing people to do it, you reject it. Whys that's?" Your (E/C) eyes lifted sharply at his face which staired down at you with no guilt or shame instead it was like him looking in a mirror with those words, you see yourself and are so used to your features you don't think twice about it.
He gave a huff and finally looked away to the distence after your look dug away at him enough to hit a nerve. He lifted his beer to drink it but without a sound you snatched it from him and launched it before turning around from him. If you didn't get a nerve then you were certain you hit one now.
Just like that a switch flipped, the silent awkward man turned into a shouting reck.
"OI! I WAS DRINKING THAT!" He walked up to you gritting his teeth.
"YOU STUPID!" You turned and glared at him with burning eyes but not of desire.
"I don't need this bullshit. " He turned to go back toward the house before you jumped in front of him pushing back in a violent manner. Making him stop and stand back.
"Out of everything why! Why didn't you say shit!" You shouted at him.
"Ever thought what I've been through lov' "?! He cocked his head to the side his arms out in a sarcastic manner.
You stepped back baffled to how he could think a thing after what he did.
"Oh shit sorry Sir." You bowed your head. "Nearly forgot that you blast all your money on addictions you hate but won't try to break them, to faking a crime, losing in a prison fight, scaring all your fans, maybe even loosing some and hurting the people who cared." You walked up to him face to face and pointed to the house, your voice going lower with the amount of rage you had for this human being.
"But most of all you won't show how much you fucked up and put that poor girl in the line of danger for your crusty ass. Again"
The green man changed expression to the same as you and he put his face closer to yours.
"Boo fucking hoo. Baby."
Suddenly his head sharply turned, his cheek red raw, your palm stung, your heart more. You had slapped him with all the force you could muster up. Calming your breath before walking past him away from the house. He stood still looking to the floor, yep. Your had finally hit a nerve but one that only seen a bottles of alcohol and drugs to keep covered.
After a moment he sniffed and wiped his nosed as he held back the tears before turning to follow you.
"Where are you going?" He shouted toward you. Walking up and grabbing your wrist but you slapped his hand away.
"Why not me. Out of every fucking one of us, me! I've bailed you out before! I've covered your sorry ass before! Holy shit I've got you fucking pussy before! So why the fuck this!"
"I'M THE BIG BAD GUY REMEMBER! THE BIG FUCKING BAD WOLF! You happend to be another daft bird who just didn't piss me enough to boot her out." He gave a satisfactory grin at the end of that as if he was proud to be so alone.
You didn't say anything instead you pullied out your phone and order a uber. His looked diluted quickly seeing how unresponsive you became.
"What are you doing?" His voice still vicious.
"Getting away from you which sadly those people in there don't have a choice on."
He grabbed your hand trying to take the phone.
"FUCK OFF MURDOC!"
"NO WHAT ARE YOU DOING!"
"SOMETHING I SHOULD HAVE DONE LONG TIME AGO! BURNING THIS BRIDGE!"
Suddenly you shoved him with all your might making him stagger backward and fall.
A pair of head light made it way down the street before pulling up in front of the house, your phone buzzed. It was here.
Without a word you walked past the sorry fool towards the car, like a child his eyes burst with tear he crawled for you trying to get to his feet. By the time you reached the car door and opened it he had just got balance of his body and looked at you in fear. The first time you had seen that emotion of his face, fear with tears and a red snotty nose.
"I.. I cared for you...I... I even thought ... thought I loved you.." You took a gulp looking at the floor with so much pain.
"I don't now."
With that you got into the car closing the door and it going off down the street leaving the old crying man on the floor sobbing like a baby.
You just staired out the window your eyes breaking the seal and tears rolling down your face. This was a night you wanted to forget forever. To forget about him. You didn't want that bridge again. Ever.