chapter 17: You Weren't There
I woke up on my own today. Usually CC wakes me up by ripping open the curtians or staring at me untill my senses kick in and tell me he's staring at me, but not today. The curtians were still drawn shut, light spilling through the split in the middle.
Oh shit, he didn't pass out at Sandra's did he?
I went into he bedroom. Sure enough, he was there in bed. All the blankets wrapped around his skinny body, rising and falling as he slept. I climbed across the bed and shook him "CCee" I sang.
He rolled over, his eyes were wide and bloodshot, almost scared looking. He looked like he had been crying.
"CC are you okay?" I said.
"Y-yeah, fine." he croaked. "Have you seen my cigerettes?"
I read his eyes, no, he wasn't fine. "You're not okay." I said.
"I. Am. Fine. I need a smoke." he tried to get up but i pushed him back down and climbed on top of him. He wriggled underneath me, trying ot get free. I held him down by his arms.
"Jake let me go!" he squeeled.
"Tell me why you're upset." I said.
He shook his head. "I'm fine get off!" he said.
He Threw off one of my hands and pushed me off. I rolled onto the bed beside him, quickly springing to pin him down again my he pushed me back, jumping out of bed and running to the bathroom, shutting the door and locking it.
I pounded on the door. "CC Please!"
"I said I'm fine!" he said.
I gripped the doorframe and pounded my fist onece on the door. "Fine Christian be that way." I said and stormed to the kitchen to make coffee. Trixie barked at the bathroom door before scampering after me, licking my foot.
"CC is just being mean today Trixie. He'll be better soon, I promise." I said, cleaning out a mug.
What got into him? Did he get in a fight with anyone? I took out my phone and texted Sandra, Jinxx, Ashley and Andy the same message.
"CC is acting weird. He was crying and not telling me why. Did something happen yesterday? <J+C>"
My phone rang a miuet after I sent the text. Sandra replied "Idfk. Hangover is makin me bitch but nothing happened from what I remember."
Andy was next to reply. "I barely remember last nite, I know he had boobs."
Jinxx's reply helped somewhat. "Jeffery was hitting on him and he left, took the back stairs. Maybe he hurt himself."
Ashley didn't reply.
After I finished my coffee I went back to the bathroom. CC was still in there, I could hear him fighting tears. Every sniffle was another crack in my heart. I knocked on the door softly.
"C-come in." he said.
I opened the door. CC was in the bathtub, completely under water except for his head and knees.
"I'll ask one last time, what happened? Jinxx said you took the wrong stairway and might've gotten hurt."
CC rolled his eyes. "Someone thought I was a prostitute and tried to pick me up, happy?" he growled.
"You're upset because of that?"
He nodded, staring stright ahead.
I went over and hugged him, not caring that I got wet. The water was cold, not warm. He buried his head in my shoulder, still snifling.
"CC its okay. Someone thought you were pretty and wanted you. I'd be flattered if it happened to me."
"You wern't there." he sobbed "You wern't there..."