Chapter 5 Roy and Karen.

Chapter 5 Roy and Karen.

"All I'm saying is while you’re here talking to us, some guy could swoop in on your girl." Roy informed him.

"What!" He panicked.

"It's very unlikely." Victor tried to reassure.

"But it could happen." Roy added.

"I… I need to get back to her." Garfield panicked, running away.

Victor glared at Roy, "He has a better chance at blowing it now, you do realize that right." He drawled.

"Yep." Roy smirked, sipping his drink.

"Look man, just because your date didn't work out, doesn't mean you have to sabotage everyone else's."

"Um that’s exactly what it means." Roy said, as if Victor didn't know.

Classic Roy.

Roy Harper was always a player, especially in high school. He had very limited skill sets, but was good at gym, and some summer camp experiences showed him how to be handy with a bow and arrow. But that was really all he was good at, or so he let himself believe. Roy ended up dropping out of school and got dragged into a rough crowd. He got addicted to heroin, shattered his arm and ended up in the hospital. But he's clean now and his arm is as good as new, and he's back to the pig headed player, he always was...

"Do you ever think you'll settle down?" Victor asked.

"Yeah sure, maybe when I'm old." Roy responded.

Victor rolled his eyes, "Let's just see if you ruined Gar's chance at a decent rebound." He said as they glanced back at their friend.

Currently Garfield was running recklessly through the crowded club, and he practically fell when he finally reached his destination, causing both Roy and Victor to wince at the scene.

"Are you alright?" Raven asked.

"I'm fine." He said getting up. "Did anyone talk to you while I was gone?"

"No, why?" She questioned.

"Oh never mind." He said casually shaking it off.

"Okay then?… well if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go outside and see if I can get a signal and call Kory." Raven said getting up off the bar stool.

"Okay, I'll come with you." He said, also getting up.

She smiled but shook her head, "Don't worry, I'll be back." She reassured, before walking towards the club exit.

It took everything he had in him not to run after her. He was a very protective person, and being forced to sit here while she walked outside, alone, in the cold dark, drove him crazy. He continued to sit anxiously in his seat, tapping his foot, and nervously sipping his drink, while he secretly scolded himself for not being more relaxed. He needed to calm down, he couldn't push too much on this new girl or he'd scare her off.

"Relax lover boy." Karen said, as she sat down next to him. "She'll be back."

"I'm more worried that something will happen to her." Garfield said.

"Ha, very unlikely, and even if something did happen, Raven can take care of herself, and make sure you take note in that." She told him before taking a drink.

"What do you mean?" He asked a little confused.

Karen smiled, "You seem loyal, but if you do anything to hurt her, let's just say I wouldn't be so worried about her friends beating you up, but her instead." She warned.

"Ah, noted." He said taking a drink, hoping it would relax him.

"Don’t worry." She smiled. "You clearly like her and she clearly likes you. I know it might seem like she hates you at times, but she's like that with everyone. Frankly I can already see you taking her home tonight." She told him with a wink.

He almost choked on his drink. "Really?" He blinked and she nodded.

Karen was always a positive person. Karen Beecher lived a pretty positive lifestyle. She was very much labeled as the queen-bee in high school, being captain of the cheerleading team, the debate team, and valedictorian. She was popular, had lots of friends, and was liked by all. She was outgoing and bold, and most importantly, she didn't let any man tell her what to do. And nothing had changed…

"Do you really think Raven would come home with me?" He asked hesitantly.

"Let's just say the way she has been looking at you, the odds are definitely in your favor." She said as she slowly caught the eye of a handsome man across the bar. "Speaking of going home with someone..." She began as she got up, leaving Garfield confused. Karen boldly walked over to the guy she made eye contact with and smiled as she sat down next to him, "Hello." She said flirtatiously.

"Hi." He said returning the smile. "My name is Mal Duncan, can I buy you a drink?" He asked in a charming voice.

"You sure can." She grinned.

Garfield watched all of this with a shocked expression, but he had to admit talking to Karen about Raven briefly took his mind off of worrying about her. But now he was back to worrying and only wished she would be back soon.

Raven sighed in relief as she managed to get a signal and she immediately called Kory. But that relief feeling went away as she rolled her eyes, hearing Kory's cutesy voicemail. Raven tiredly called her again and couldn't help but wonder what her friend could be doing…

Richard was somewhat taken aback as Kory shoved him against the wall of the bowling alley bathroom, her sweet lips on him in seconds. The taste of her strawberry lip-gloss was intoxicating on her soft mouth, as she lightly nibbled on his bottom lip. If he wasn't careful he might just fall in love with this woman.

Kory pulled away and giggled before jumping on Richard, letting him lift her up. Her long legs straddled his hips as he spun them around so she was against the wall. His hands hugged her hips as her hands started to tangle through his slick hair, now normally Richard didn't let anyone touch his hair, but for her he could let it slide.

She slowly let her hands fall down his back, her sparkly pink nails gliding over his muscles under his shirt; before Richard knew it she had grabbed the lower half of the back of his shirt and pulled it over his head. The gesture disheveled him a bit as he was forced to put her down and back up a bit to straighten himself, and fully take off the shirt. Once the garment was completely off his head he was quick to get back to the moment…

Now that he was halfway undressed he felt more playful with removing clothing and quickly grabbed at her blouse. Kory playfully pulled away, which forced Richard to pounce her, causing the girl to giggle and scream at the action. And while this was all happening, Kory's phone was unheard in her purse, which was on the floor by their shuffling feet.

Raven sighed as she got Kory's voicemail again and decided to give up and just hoped her friend was okay. She put her phone away and walked back inside the club were Garfield was waiting anxiously for her to return. "Oh thank god your back." He exclaimed in relief.

"I told you I would be."

"I know but…

"It's okay." She interrupted, "We did just meet, so I can understand a lack of trust." She explained calmly.

"No, it's not like that at all. Trust me Raven, I trust you more than anyone I have ever met." He said sincerely, grabbing her hands.

"Really? But you’ve known me for what, a couple of hours? I hardly believe you can trust me in that little of time." She told him realistically.

"But I do." He said, still holding her hands.

"But you don’t know me." She told him sternly.

"I might not know everything, but I know enough. Where complete opposites, and frankly have little to nothing in common, except we both had our hearts broken in high school."

She pulled her hands away. "Who told you about that?" She asked distantly.

"No one, I figured it out." He said.

"I find that unlikely." She said narrowly.

"When Kory said you don’t like to talk about high school I just assumed."

"Well… lucky guess." She huffed.

"What happened?" He asked cautiously.

"It was stupid." She said distantly, but he urged her to continue, "He just popped into my life freshmen year with a charming smile and dashing looks."


"Kory likes to call him he who shall not be named."

"Okay so Voldemort." Garfield joked, but she wasn't assumed. "I'm sorry, continue."

Raven huffed, "He was romantic and sweet, and fooled me into thinking he was prince charming. He gave me flowers and complemented me every morning, and worst of all, he actually got me to believe he was real." She let out a long sigh. "All he wanted was for me to help him cheat on some tests." She finished.

"And did you?" He asked.

"He manage to trick me into thinking it was a fancy way of studying, he was very persuasive."

"What happened after that?"

"He cheated, and passed the test, and when I confronted him on cheating he laughed and threw everything I confided to him back at me. I've tried to move past it, but even though he moved away that year and I never saw him again, it still haunts me sometimes."

"So you gave him a few answers to some tests and helped him cheat, that isn't so bad." He said, trying to cheer her up.

"If only that was the only thing I gave him." She huffed under her breath, but he heard it.

"Well, I can see why you don’t like talking about it." He said awkwardly.

"Yep." She said, roughly taking a drink. He started to worry he might have ruined the mood and his chances with her by bringing up her ex, 'so much for trying not to scare her off'… But he started to relax as he watched her shake it off. "It doesn't matter, it was a long time ago, I've moved past it." She said casually.

"That’s the spirit!" He said excitedly. "So… did you get a hold of your friend?" He said before taking a drink.

"Sadly no." She huffed. "Kory must be having a hell of a time if she's not answering her phone."

"Knowing Richard he probably took her hang-gliding." He joked.

"Knowing Kory she probably let him." She said rolling her eyes as her phone went off. Quickly she grabbed it to see Kory had texted her.

"What is it?" Garfield asked, looking at her expression.

"Kory says she will be spending the night with Richard and she will call me in the morning." She sighed.

"Way to go Dick!" Garfield said excitedly until Raven turned to glare at him. "Sorry." He said sheepishly.

"Well, Kory has officially ditched me with you." She teased.

"Yeah, well I'll take good care of you tonight." He said casually, before widening his eyes. "No, I mean not in that sense!" He said shaking his hands in front of her. "I was speaking more of… I will be nice, good… Oh god, I'm not creepy I swear." He rambled and she smiled, putting her hand over his.

"They're really cute together." Sarah said sweetly, as she leaned against the bar next to Victor.

"To be honest I was just hoping for him to get laid and out of his funk, but I actually might have found him a steady girlfriend!" He said in surprise and Sarah laughed. "I can't believe Richard is missing this." He said, slowly pulling out his phone and snapping a few pictures of the pair to send to his friend.

"Oh gag." Roy huffed dramatically, before tapping off his drink. "I need to get away from this." He mumbled walking away from his seat.

"Okay then?" Victor began, "Good riddance." He mumbled before turning back to Sarah.

Roy walked to the back of the club. All this relationship, dating, drama, was enough to make him puke. But then Victor's question of settling down started to ring in his head as he glanced around the Club and the girls that contained it. A part of him felt a little down at the thought. "I could settle down if I wanted to." He huffed to himself. He then glanced up to see a girl leaning against the wall near a shadowy part of the club. She had long dark hair, mysterious eyes, and a short green, revealing dress. "I could definitely settle down with her." He smiled and she gave him a malicious smirk as he approached her. "Hi." He said smoothly, leaning against the wall beside her.

"Hello." She sneered, leaning her head against the wall.

"Can I buy you a drink?" He asked.

She smiled, "A scotch. And make it quick so we can get out of here." She told him simply.

"Yes ma'am." He smirked.

Wally sighed as he glanced around the club, it seemed like everyone was hooking up tonight, and he started to fear he would never find someone special ever again. "Excuse me, can I get a Grasshopper?" He heard someone ask as he looked up just to meet eyes with a blond haired beauty. She had her long hair pulled back into a ponytail and a short, lime green dress.

"Sure." He said somewhat nervously as he quickly started to prepare the drink. "Are you okay, you seem a little down?" He noticed.

"I came here with my sister and it appears she has ditched me, probably to make out with some guy in the alley." She huffed, leaning her arm against the bar as she let her head fall in her hand.

"Here." He said handing her her drink, "On the house."

"Thanks." She smiled, "I'm Artemis."

"Wally." He said with a grin, somehow in a much better mood.

Suddenly Roy ran up to the bar, interrupting the pair, somewhat out of breath. "I need two scotches ASAP!" He heaved.

"Well perfect timing." Wally began before clearing his throat and yelling, "LAST CALL!" It was then that everyone turned to him at the bar with wide eyes and thirsty throats, and he prepared for the stampede that came with last call…

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