Suddenly Someone is there at the turnstile a girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
I woke up with a slight hangover, nothing a few cups of water couldn't fix though. But I couldn't stop thinking about last night, I got out of the bed where Chloe laid next to me, I almost forgot I wasn't at my apartment, I got up and snuck over to her liquor cabinet and poured myself a drink. "Fuck water." I said to myself as I downed the double whiskey, and placed the glass back on the table.
"H-hey Maya. What'cha doing?" Chloe yawned, probably woke up from the noise I was making. "I pinched some whiskey. Sorry." I said with a monotone voice. "It's fine, mi casa es su casa." She said rubbing her eyes. "Thanks Chlo." I said, continuing to have barely any emotion in my voice. It was then we heard a knock on the door.
"Come in." Chloe said with a smile, thinking it was her boss or something, boy was she scared when she saw it was Venom at the door, her room was pretty open. Bong on the table, Q of weed next to it, mushrooms in a jar on her shelf,
"Afternoon ladies." Venom said tipping his police cap. "GAH! O-Officer, I SWEAR THE DRUGS AREN'T MINE!" Chloe practically screamed, throwing her hands up, worried she was about to get arrested for drug possession. I burst out laughing at her reaction. "Hi Venom." I giggled, watching Chloe try to figure out what was happening. "Wait.. You-... You know him?" She asked cautiously. "Where do you think I got those drugs the other night?" I chuckled. "NOT FROM A COP!" She snapped back.
"Girls! Calm down, I actually am here about a noise complaint from that 'other night', witnesses report one girl screaming at the other, either of you want to tell me what that was?" He asked with a more serious tone. "Bad Hippy-flip trip." I responded. "MAYA!" Chloe yelled thinking I was insane for telling an officer this. "Woah, you went balls deep that night, didn't you?" Venom laughed, knowing that we were idiots for even thinking of trying that. "Never mix drugs without a trip sitter... That's what my brother always tells me anyways, if I'm being honest he's a bit kooky with drug safety and stuff... Anyways, since I'm here, you girls want anything?" He asked, walking over to the bong and taking a hit. "Got some crazy top shelf weed from evidence lockup, much better than the crap you gals are smoking right now." He said, proceeding to cough pretty hard. "Yep, definitely better than this stuff."
"A Q of that would be awesome." I said, then looking to Chloe. "Anything you want?" I asked, Chloe looked at me like I was insane, then looking to Venom. "First one's free." He said with that weirdly pleasant yet sinister smile. "U-U-uhh. I-. Um... S-Some acid would be awesome." Chloe stammered, still processing that a crooked cop was in here with us. "Okay, I'll be back with your stuff then." He grinned as he left to get our orders. "Is this happening? Maya are we still on that Hippy-Flip Trip?" Chloe asked, looking confused. "I feel sober, plus it's been way more than six hours, so yes this is happening." I laughed, knowing she was being silly.
After a few minutes Venom came back, "Tabs for the punk rock girl." He said chucking a plastic bag with 4 tabs in it to her. "And a Q of Nova OG for you. That'll be 80 bucks." Shit. I forgot I used up my freebie. "Uhhh. I'm kind of broke at the moment... You know what? Don't worry about it." I said waving him off. "I never said there was only one way of paying me." He chuckled. "I'm not having sex with you." I said rolling my eyes. "Hey, you said it, not me." He laughed. "But seriously, you take this, and I'll call in a favour when I need it, no questions asked." He then chucked me the quarter-ounce bag. "U-Uhm. S-sure." I mumbled, hoping I wouldn't have to do anything too crazy, a part of me wondered why I even agreed to it.
"Great, I'll let you know when I need you. Til' next time, friends." Venom said before casually saluting and leaving, closing the door behind him. I stuffed my weed into my pocket and looked to Chloe "What just happened?" She asked almost as soon as the door was closed. "Exactly what I thought when I first met him." I chuckled. "Well, regardless, I got some acid, you got some weed, feel like going on a trip with Lucy?" She said opening up her baggie of tabs. "Really? Just two days after we had a bad trip?" I said getting a slight concerned look. "you don't HAVE to. I did kind of force your hand with the last trip, so this one is totally up to you." She said, giving me the option to leave it alone. I thought about it for a moment. "Fuck it, throw me a tab." I said walking over to her and sitting down on the bed next to her. "Okay, Ready?" She asked letting me pick a tab, I picked up a random one from the baggie, having it sit on the tip of my finger, Chloe then did the same. "On Three? One, Two-." We then both dropped our tabs, I took a deep breath and decided to completely forget about a few nights ago, from here on out, whatever happens, happens.
But I still couldn't shake this feeling of slight anxiousness, I took another deep breath, this one seeming a little more forced. "You alright?" Chloe asked. "I dunno, I guess I'm just a little worried about what might happen, I haven't had real acid before." I said, my hands shaking a little. "Hey, hey, shhh. Don't worry, everything will be fine." Chloe reassured, laying me down. I took another deep breath. "Okay, I think I'll be good." I said, beginning to feel a slight tingle throughout my body, I starred dead ahead up at the roof. "Still anxious?" Chloe asked proceeding to sit on top of me. "Y-yeah, a little." I said taking another deep breath. "Is my chest supposed to feel this constricted?" I said, trying not to think too much about it. "Yeah, that's quite normal." Chloe said with a smile, her reassuring tone and words helping me relax. "Do you need a hug?" She asked with her cute smile.
"A hug would be awesome!" I said perking up a little, getting a warm sense of love flow into me. We then both hugged, it felt like our bodies were melting together, in the best way imaginable. We held our hug for a long time, but it didn't matter, I felt a true sense of comfort and connection holding Chloe close to me. Chloe then pulled away from the hug, took off my beanie and ran her fingers through my hair. "Your hair is so beautiful." She said, her fingertips feeling like a beautiful massage every time she adjusted my hair. I started to blush a little. "Hehe, what a charmer you are." I giggled, the warm tingle beginning to feel more prominent inside me. "I try my best." Chloe smiled, her energy was a lot more relaxed compared to our last trip, it made me feel a lot better about how this trip would go.
I then started to feel a sense of euphoria wash over me. I laid back, this warm glowing feeling intensifying, the room around me started to seem all the same, but different at the same time. Walls looked like they were melting, and breathing. But it wasn't scary, I was too enveloped in this blissful state. Chloe got off from on top of me and laid down next to me, wrapping her doona cover over the both of us, I leaned over onto my side and closed my eyes, the closed-eye visuals looking like an infinite amount of eyes looking over me. I hummed and smiled and then muttered "I love you Chlo." Without thinking.
"I heard that." Chloe giggled, I opened my eyes. "Oh? Did I actually say that?" I chuckled sheepishly. "Can't take it back now. Love you too Maya." She giggled, kissing me on the lips.
I was quite surprised at her being so forward. But it felt incredible. We both starred at eachother, I was getting lost in her beautiful cyan eyes, her iris' being eaten up by her dilating pupils.
Then suddenly, I couldn't hold my feelings back, and moved in for a deep kiss, our lips locked and our tongues connected. I quickly realised what I was doing and pulled back. "Ah! I- Um... S-sorry." I mumbled, feeling embarrassed. Chloe laughed. "First time with a girl eh?" She said getting back over me, she then leaned down and continued the passionate kiss I moved myself away from. The sense of loving connection coming back. I melted inside and got lost in our kiss, any anxiety that I had before was gone, I felt like I was with someone who truly cared about me.
Chloe then pulled away from the kiss. "How did that make you feel?" She smiled, asking if I really meant my 'I love you' to her. "I-... I'm not sure really." I said, feeling a little confused as to what I wanted from our friendship. "You look like you need a cigarette." She laughed, reaching over to her bedside table, grabbing my packet of smokes and handing me a cigarette. She then grabbed herself one, she then took my hand and lead me to the back alley.
Once out back, I leaned against the bonnet of my car, looking up at the starry night sky, almost being drowned out by the city lights. The city and the sky both glistening like the shiniest diamond you could ever possibly see. "Everything you hoped for?" Chloe asked softly as she lit her cigarette. "Jury's still out... You know for as fucked up as this city is, you can't deny that view." I replied, starting to look for my lighter, I felt around in my pockets looking for my lighter, I then grabbed onto something I completely forgot I had.
I pulled my switchblade out of my pocket and pressed the button, the blade quickly snapping open. "Cool knife." Chloe said, looking at the hand I was holding the blade in. "thanks." I said as I closed it again, getting some bad thoughts from the sight of it. "Can I borrow your lighter?" I asked, as she chucked it to me. I then lit my cigarette too and started to take some drags to try and get my mind off of these invasive thoughts.
"Hey, are you alright? You seem quiet." Chloe asked with slight concern. I looked over to her and looked away again. "Hm? N-No I'm fine." i mumbled, twiddling the switchblade handle in my hand, my mind continuing to get filled with horrible thoughts.
'go finish him, kill him, he's done so much shit to you, just end it, he's taken over your apartment, TAKE IT BACK!'
I shook my head trying to stop these thoughts, but I couldn't stop thinking about what Aleks had done to me the night prior, feeling a scary sense of revenge begin to overwhelm me.
I looked down at my switchblade again, and couldn't stop my thoughts, I pulled out my keys and headed to the driver door. I then got in and started up the engine. "M-Maya?" Chloe said wondering what I was doing, thinking she wouldn't have time to stop me from driving off she quickly got in the car with me. "Maya, what are you doing? You shouldn't be driving under the influence." I just sat in the drivers seat, with my hands gripped to the steering wheel tight, my blade still in my right hand. "What do you intend on doing with that switchblade?" Chloe asked nervously.
I then started to drive off, and head towards MY apartment. "It's mine and I refuse to have this abusive cunt in my place." I grumbled, pressing down on the accellerator, picking up the speed. "M-Maya, you're scaring me, just pull over and think about what you're doing for a second." Chloe said anxiously, but before she knew it we were pulling up to my driveway.
I quickly got out of the car powerwalking to the front door. But Chloe got out and grabbed my shoulder turning me around. "Maya!" She yelped, hoping to talk me out of whatever I planned on doing. "What Chloe? I can't let someone like Aleks take over MY life, MY apartment, MY home. He fucking assaulted me, and you think he should just get away with that?" I said angrily, Chloe was able to keep her cool though. "No I don't, but there are better ways of dealing with it than pulling a knife on him." Chloe said putting her hands over mine.
I took a deep breath and sighed, maybe she was right, I just needed to let him go. "What's going on? Who's there?" Aleks said stumbling out the front door clearly drunk, and suddenly everything Chloe had just said to me went away, I got my angry look back, and turned around. "You know damn well who it is." I grumbled, taking a step towards him. Chloe then grabbed my arm. "Maya, he's not worth it..." She muttered to me, I yanked my arm away from her and took another step towards Aleks. "Oh, look who c-ur-ame back." Aleks said, slurring his words.
"Look who's still drinking." I snapped back. "The fuck did you just say to me?" Aleks growled, aggressively taking a few steps towards me, but was stopped once I flicked my switch blade open and held it towards him. "M-Maya?" Aleks said nervously. "Maya, think about this." Chloe mumbled. "STAY OUT OF IT CHLOE!" I yelled, quickly turning back around to Aleks.
"You are going to listen to me, cause you'll never see me EVER fucking again." I said angrily, Aleks remained silent. "I want you out of my house by Monday, if I come back and find you're still here, then I'll call the cops and tell them why I have this bruise on my face." Aleks could tell I was dead serious, he looked at the switchblade brandished at him, and then back at me.
"So be it then." He said as he turned around and walked back inside. I breathed a sigh of relief, the invasive thoughts finally fading away, I dropped my switchblade and fell to my knees. Chloe crouched down next to me and placed her right hand on my back. "Are you okay?" She asked with concern. "I-I just needed to get that off of my chest. I'm glad to have him out of my life now though." I mumbled as I got up and headed back towards my car. I closed my switchblade and put it back in my pocket as I entered the drivers seat. Chloe jumping in the passenger side soon after, I then pulled out and started to drive.
The car ride was silent until I passed Dreamland. "Wh-where are we going?" Chloe asked. "To a place I used to always go after a fight with him. It's beautiful at night." I said softly, seeming quiet.
Eventually we pulled up to a skyscraper, a large apartment complex. An old friend still lived here. I got out of the car and headed up to the door. I then buzzed the apartment where he lived. There was a delayed response, but I eventually heard yawning. "Who is it?" He said, his voice croaky from just waking up. "It-... It's Maya." I stammered. "M-Maya? What are you doing here?" He asked. "I just-... I just wanted to come up to the roof. Just look at the stars." I said monotonously.
"Uh, s-sure. I'll come down, be there in a sec." He said as the intercom went silent. I turned to Chloe. "You know him?" She asked. "Yeah, an ex-friend of Aleks. His name is James. I never found out why they cut things loose though." I said leaning against the wall.
A few minutes later James came out in his boxers and a shirt. We both hugged. "It's been a while, huh?" He chuckled. "Yeah." I said pulling back from the hug, he then noticed my bruise. "Jesus, what happened?" He asked, a look of worry coming across his face. "Ex-Boyfriend happened." I said, trying my best to avoid the situation. "Fuck, you finally broke it off with Aleks? Good, that guy was a psycho." He said, seeming glad I ended it. I wanted to question that, but I was too deep into this acid trip to bother with long questions like that, I was amazed that I've gone this long without either Aleks or James figuring out I was on something.
We then followed him to the elevator, we chatted for a few more minutes before we reached his floor. "Well anyways, you know your way up to the roof. Good catching up with you, nice to meet you Chloe. I'll see you around." James said as he headed back to his apartment. Me and Chloe then headed to the stairwell to the roof.
I opened the door to the roof, revealing another angle of the beautiful city lights.
"Woah." Chloe said, looking awestruck. "Everything you hoped for?" I chuckled, repeating her question from earlier. "Well, like you said... Can't deny that view." She laughed. I leaned on the side-rail on the edge of the building, I pulled out a cigarette and lit it up. Admiring the city skyline.
"You gonna be okay?" Chloe asked, still showing concern for how this night went. "You know what? I'm quite happy. I feel like for once, I'm actually appreciating how things are going. I ended a shitty relationship... Albiet a little violently. But if that's what I had to do to get my message across then I'm okay with that." I said looking out over the city.
"Well, I'm glad you're feeling better now." Chloe smiled. I turned to her, seeing her look at me with those eyes again. We smiled at eachother.
Sharing a kiss as this interesting trip came to an end.
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