She pulled her hands away. "I'm sorry, Jared, but it's just not going to work out."
Then Tanya came over to us. She had a foul expression on her face. "Who said you two could stop drinking?" she asked.
"Listen, Tanya, I'm not feeling well. I have to go home," said Andrea.
"Okay," said Tanya. As soon as Andrea was out of earshot she added "Don't let the door hit you on your way out." Then she turned to me. "Now where were we? Oh yeah, tequila shots!" She grabbed me by the arm and pulled me back to the table and poured me another shot. A bunch of other kids were standing around the table drinking tequila shots too.
I was so sad about what Andrea had said to me! I figured I might as well go with the flow and drown my sorrows. I let Tanya pour me some more shots. I couldn't tell how many.
After a number of them, I felt like I wanted to go sit down, so I went over and sat down on the couch. Tanya was right there following me.
"Had enough?" she asked.
"I think so," I said. "I think I just need to rest. I'm not used to all this drinking."
"Here, have some water," she said getting me a glass of water. I took it and drank it.
"Some people are watching TV downstairs. That would be a good place for you to rest. Let's go."
She took me by the hand and led me downstairs to the basement. It was dark except for the glow of the TV. They were watching some sort of Star Trek thing or something like that. I saw Kim sitting on the couch with a stoner guy from our school that I didn't know very well, and there was another guy sitting on the floor.
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I sat down on the other couch and Tanya sat right next to me. She surprised me by cuddling up to me and putting her head on my shoulder. It felt kind of warm and nice actually. I thought maybe I'd misjudged her. She wasn't so bad. I put my arm around her.
Of course I wished it was Andrea instead. It made me sad to think that Andrea didn't want to be with me and maybe never would.
I was starting to feel a little buzzed from all the tequila. It gave me kind of a warm feeling like maybe things weren't as bad as they seemed. I tried to follow the television program, but I couldn't figure out what was going on. Even sober I never really understood Star Trek. All I ever got out of it was that there were all these women in bizarre costumes and they all had big boobs. Why did they all have such big boobs?
I looked down at Tanya. She was wearing this low-cut blouse, and from my vantage point I could see right down her shirt. I looked over at the other couch. Kim and her stoner guy were pretty heavily making out. I didn't see the other guy anymore.
I looked back down at Tanya's chest. She rearranged her position so that she was sitting with her legs across my lap. I was starting to get a hard-on. I knew she could feel it against her leg, but she didn't show any reaction. Did she not notice? Was that possible? Did she not care?
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