Chayanne2 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Bachelor King #6: The Cost of Friendship

By Chayanne2 All Rights Reserved ©

Other / Humor

Chapter 1

One of the first laws of friendship says that you should be loyal unconditionally. But sometimes that can mean going through injustices. If anyone knows about injustices, it's me. Believe me, I know. All the time, I'm being falsely accused for doing things I would never do. And those who accuse me are often official within the government, family and friends, school mates, and the media.

And a lot of time I simply cannot prove my innocence because all the evidence points against me and I'm found in situations in which I'm in the middle of the crime, so to speak. And then, people start talking: "Spiny did this, or Spiny did that, and I can't believe it and why did he do that?"

Obviously, when you're accused of something you didn't do, you do even the impossible in order to prove your innocence, right? I mean, it's a natural thing. Innocent victims of circumstance can go through some really hard ones when everyone thinks they did something bad. My point?

That it's very hard. But over the years, I've learned something else. Friendship is a very powerful thing. And loyalty might make up half of friendship. The other half is fraternal love. And like I said before, one of the first laws of friendship is that you will be loyal to that friend no matter what. And I really do mean, no matter what.

But another questions is, how far should that loyalty go? So far that it might ruin your reputation and other interpersonal relationships? Well, if you only knew what I've been through lately…well, why don't I tell you?

It all started on March 2, 2015. It started usual. That day I decided to go to school along with the girls. Like I said usual start. Woke up real early, showered, got dressed and ready and went down to get breakfast. It was actually kind of a comical start. We were having breakfast at the…well, the breakfast table, obviously. Where else do you have breakfast? I mean, you can't have anywhere…never mind. Let's move on.

When I got down to the breakfast table, Kathy and Patty were just finishing my breakfast. Hmm. I didn't see Robert or Greeny. "Good morning."

They both looked up. "Good morning, Spiny," said Patty.

"Good morning, handsome," said Kathy.

I sat down at my chair and placed the napkin in my lap. I poured some coffee into my cup and mixed sugar and cream into it. "Where are the boys?" I said.

"Oh, they already ate. They're brushing their teeth," said Kathy, sitting down across from me and eating.

"What'd they have?"

"Waffles and bacon."

I froze. I looked down at my… "How come they get all those fancy things and all I ever get is scrambled eggs?"

Kathy shrugged. "Well, because when I knock on your door and ask what you want, you always say scrambled eggs."

I set down my coffee cup. "Well, yeah, but that's because I've got scrambled eggs memorized; I'm half asleep in the mornings. All I do is mumble. Next time, when I mumble scrambled eggs, give me waffles. And when I mumble waffles…"

"I'll give you scrambled eggs?"

"Right! And when I mumble toast…well, I'll give you a list of mumbles and their translations."

She gave me a funny look and said, "Okay."

After that, I went back up to my bathroom to brush my teeth. Of course, I was still one-fifth asleep. I went into the bathroom, grabbed my toothpaste, squeezed some on my toothbrush and put it in my mouth and…SPIT!...

"What the?!" Blech! That tasted TERRIBLE. What kind of…I looked closer at the…huh?! That wasn't toothpaste! Some stupid practical joker had replaced my toothpaste with hair gel! And who else but…I looked up and saw…who else? That's right. Mr. Practical Joker. Mr. Sneaky. Mr. Smart-Aleck. Larry.

I looked up in the mirror and saw Larry standing behind me wearing a huge and dumb grin. Oh, he looked so self-satisfied. "You'll pay for this!" I promised. Ugh! Well, I finally found the toothpaste.

Anyways, after that we all got on our way to school. Normal, nothing out of the ordinary. And I might add, I did nothing to deserve what happened to me! Just a quick FYI.

Anyways, the day started as usual. Well, almost. When we got in, some of the halls were decorated with Hawaiian decorations. Was it some special Hawaiian culture day or something? Well, I didn't get too curious about it. There are many strange characters in the school.

You may be wondering about Darla, Dimetroodon, and Lilia, right? Well, just be patient. They'll come up in a while. We'll start the other way around. That is, from the latter to the former.

I did see Lilia once before The Incident occurred. It was when we were switching classes. I had Advanced English and so did she. I was coming from Art class when I saw her coming down the hallway. Of course, she looked pretty. She always does. She smiled at me. "Hey, Spiny!"

I smiled back and my heart started pounding again. I tried to show my most charming smile. "Hey, Lilia. How are you?"

"Oh, just fine. How are you doing?"

"Oh, just normal. Say, you heading to Advanced English?"

"Yeah, you have that class too, right?"

I nodded. Gosh, I could feel I was blushing already. She must have noticed it, because she smiled again. "Yeah," I tried to say without breaking my voice. "Since we are heading in the same direction, so to speak, I was kinda wondering, if, uh, you'd let me carry your books for you?"

She stared at me for a while and tilted her head. "You want to carry my books for me?"

"Well, that is if it's okay, I mean, I wouldn't want to impose or anything. I mean, it can be a drag sometimes but if it's not…"

"No, it's okay!" she said.

"And I certainly wouldn't want to be a…did you say yes?"

She nodded. "Sure. It's really nice of you to do it. Are you sure it wouldn't bother you?"

I shook my head. "Of course not. How could it? I love to do anything for you." I grabbed her books and walked her to our class. And yes, I was a gentleman and opened the door for her and helped her into her seat. I sat down beside her and she said, "Thank you." Then she hugged me!

It sent shivers down my back. But little did I know that…oh well. A little while later, again in between classes, the principal said over the speakers, "Welcome! Welcome! To all students of this temple of learning and knowledge! We are so glad to have you all here!" Um, okay? Awkward. He was saying good morning in the middle of the day? What was up with that?

Anyways he kept on saying, "We want to welcome you on this glorious day! And since you have all been so well-behaved lately, I want to give you a special treat from me." Oh no! He wasn't going to…

He started playing some weird tropical music. "Sauropolis Junior High is a temple of learning! Here we have the knowledge of yearning!" Oh please, make it stop! Hearing the principal sing was more torture than all the detention I've served! This, mind you, only happened once, and was about five minutes.

Anyways, the entire school had their ears covered. Even the janitor put earbuds on. I was walking down the hallway, trying to protect myself from the hazardous audio hurricane which was happening, and saw Dimetroodon getting something from his locker. I walked up to him. "Ugh! This is more terrible than the death of Marie Curie who discovered radiation!" he said.

"Just be glad Mr. Anderson is scat-singing."

As if on cue, "Cha-cha-cha. Whoop-dee-oo, doo doo. Whoo!" Oh, shut up already!

Then, silence. Ahh! Finally, it ended. I mean, please.

Well, now that we had survived that, I said to Dimetroodon, "Say, I haven't seen Larry since lunch. He was supposed to help me on an oral report were doing on molecular structure."

Dimetroodon rolled his eyes. "Our very good yet not-so-rational friend, associate, and classmate is participating in his hobby. His reason of living. His purpose in coming to school."

I stared at him. "Don't tell me he's planning to splash the whole PTA with tomato sauce."

He shook his head. "I wish he were. He's spying on the girls from inside the girls' restroom."

HUH?! "He's what? Doing what?! From where?!"

"You heard me. Even know as we speak, Larry is inside the girls' restroom, and is either taking notes on all the conversations or recording the audio. He claims all the juiciest gossip comes from there and just can't resist the temptation."

I rolled my eyes and exhaled. "I've told him a thousand times not to do that. If he's caught, he'll get suspended and will have to find a low-pay job. Well, I'm going to see if I can get the cat out of the bag, if you know what I mean."

"You're going in there too?!"

"I don't have a choice! I'll be back. Hopefully not alone." And so that is how I went on a noble rescue mission which turned out to be a gigantic social and academic catastrophe.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Jasmine Chow: As I read this story, I was reminded some what of Terry Pratchett, especially some descriptions of politics and economics. The sci-fic setting is quite intriguing. Writing style is quite lovely and grew on me slowly. I was also slightly reminded of Mark Twain, especially his book A Connecticut Ya...

IllyrianFemale: I read this book over a week long period and it had me hooked. The main character Evie was well developed, and had a strong personality throughout the book. I really liked the story that this book had, normally I don’t like books like this but this one was different. The story flowed perfectly an...

May May: Honestly, this is a very interesting story.I enjoyed every chapter, hats off to the writer!

David Ramati: I can easily identify with the characters as having gone through those terrible times myself. The writer has skillfully brought yet another side of those days to life. A good read which I recommend to everyone.

CandyEmms: This book is nicely written.It creates a vivid image of what's happening in the story.The plot,the story,I think is fantastic and it grips you so that you want to read it further.It's the story of a tom-boyish girl who decides to do a secret exchange and go to a boys' boarding school instead of ...

Allyssa: Omg, please give us more! Pretty sure I've seen this particular book on Inkitt Exclusive Reads, so congratulations on being published. The story is nearly perfect, very well written and perfectly executed. The plot is spot on, and the prose is good as well. I have to commend the author on how fla...

More Recommendations

Hayley: Beautiful story that has been well written. Something I will definitely read again. I loved how you could feel the tension between them and I loved the ending because It left it open to our imagination. I look forward to seeing to reading further stories by the same author.

lailachupp04: THIS NEEDS TO BE PUBLISHED I MUST MUST MUST SHOW THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE I KNOW!!!!!!I WANT TO HAVE A COPY OF IT SO BAD!!! your book was amazing and so interesting especially describing Maggie's life it reminds me of my life

tinaasante871: when Max first got introduced to the story I was like#where the hell is I loved every minute of reading this book... it was fantastic although I would have loved to read more about Sara and Allie's wedding.....Anyways I hope u have more of these books installed for us because you'v...

emilia handy: THIS BOOK WAS JUST SO AMAZING?!?!!??! I couldnt make myself stop reading it. it had such amazing characters and an amazing plot twist. i suggest everybody should read this that likes humor as well as romance.

AASTHA SHARMA: of the best novel i've ever read...a very touching story....really loved it...thanks for writing such a masterpeice...the struggle of the narrator but still remaining satisfied is the thing that i liked the most...another nice thing is the concept of talking with short i wou...

sujitha nair: What's so distinct about this story was that it could easily be real.Praveena can be your classmate, neighbor or that girl you saw at the coffee shop today. The important decisions she makes and the dilemmas she faces, remind us of our own twisted lives.

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.