Chapter 2: "Okay put the diaper down... let's talk about it"
“Spill the deets bitch”
I smirk and continue searching the cereal aisle for wheat-choco bombs. I swear if I ever find the guy who created this master piece I would bow down and worship him. These babies are delicious to a whole another level.
“Natalia Bree Anderson. Stop acting like this.”
I raise an eyebrow at Julian.
“Oh c’mon” he whined. “At least tell me you did something interesting. George was in such a hurry, he did not even let me reach..”
I put my hand over his mouth “You do realize there are kids around here. I don’t want to get thrown out of this supermarket too. So shut up. Ew, did you just lick my hand.” I take my hand and wipe it on his shirt.
Julian just blows a raspberry at me like a 4-year old and walks away swaying his hips. I swear I don’t know why I am friends with this guy.
Just kidding, this guy is literally my lifeline. I mean he is the only person who sticked with me all these years. I am not the most friendly person out there plus I can’t tolerate girls whining at all. Guys just take interest in me to sleep with me, which I am not complaining about because seriously, a girl gotta to eat. But even those boys lose their appeal to me once I am done with them.
Julian too at first was just plain annoying. But even when I got in trouble he never left me like others did. In fact, he himself was quite a criminal mind. Our thinking frequencies match on so many levels. Soon we became best buddies and since then we always go partying together. We are each others wingman/wingwoman. Having a best friend who is crazy like you is a true blessing. We talk about every single thing that happens and we both know each other better than ourselves.
I walk out of the cereal aisle and go towards the wine section because I know that’s where he will be.
True enough I see him checking wine bottles with utmost reverence. I join him and my eyes sparkle seeing all the bottles. Yes, we both take drinking very seriously.
I put a few bottles in the cart. “He was good” I say leaning against the trolley. Julian turns to me with a confused look his eyes still sparkling “What?”
I shake my head in amusement. This guy seriously forgets everything if alcohol is around.
“The guy from café. Turns out he can move very skillfully plus he had a model’s body.”
“Well at least one of us had a good time” he gave me a smug look. “Hey, what was the thing that you wanted to tell me?” he asked turning back to admire the bottles.
See, this morning I had met up with him at the café to tell him about this thing well more like situation. But then he distracted me with whole ‘love’ thing. I had forgotten all about it till now.
Julian looked back at me since I had gone quiet.
“Lia what happened? You have gone a little pale.”
“Umm.. see Julian why don’t I tell you about it at home. I have a feeling you wont be liking what I have to say” and then I quickly turn around and go to the next aisle which is full of baby diapers.
Hmm, what an interesting arrangement.
What the fuck were these people thinking? Who keeps diaper section next to a wine section? This is pure evil. I mean the pregnant lady or whoever it is that will be buying the diapers obviously can’t get drunk. Making this arrangement is like waving a burger in front of a homeless man.
“Woah, what was that?” Julian stops the cart standing in front of me. “Lia you know you can tell me anything. Just say it. Is this about the condom you stole from my bag at school?”
“What? No! I never borrow condoms from you. You pick the most disgusting flavors.”
“Oh please. You never know until you try it. But stop changing the topic. What is it?”
“Julian I’ll tell you when we get home.”
He furrows his eyebrows “You are just making me too curious. Tell me or I am not letting you go”. He crosses his arms.
I am momentarily distracted by his biceps but snap out of it quickly. Guess I’ll have to say it here. I can’t believe I am having this conversation surrounded by cotton-stuffed underpants.
“See its like this..”
“What’s like what?”
“What is actually?”
“Would you let me finish!” I snap.
His lips twitch. The bastard is playing with me. I am sure he won’t be smiling when I tell him, I smirk mentally.
Julian taps his foot and is pointing to his invisible watch on wrist acting like a dramatic woman. I look up to the sky to control myself from screaming at him. Well here goes nothing.
“I am moving places. I won’t be living here anymore.”
Unlike my prediction, he starts laughing. He’s literally howling. He says “Lia, if you thought for a second that you could fool me like that, you are wrong. C’mon this lie, and to me out of all people.”
I can understand what he’s going at. He knows there is literally no way of me going anywhere. But suddenly things have changed. How do I explain it.
“Julian, I’m not joking. Look I’m sorry I didn’t want this either.”
He looks at me for a second. Slowly his smile falls off.
Hah! Turns out my prediction was true...
Okay partially true but still..
“You’re being serious here?” Julian questions.
“Yes, trust me.. Woah woah woah” I immediately put my hands up in defense.
“Julian! Okay, put the diaper down.. let’s talk about it” I don’t know why I am panicking cuz I am sure diaper bags don’t hurt. But this is Julian who is aiming a huge pack of ‘Happy and Dry Nappies’ at me. You can never underestimate this lad.
“Calm down. Seriously! How did you even think about leaving me alone bitch.”
“Judy honey sweetheart. Just listen to me ok. I swear it’s not my fault. I can’t help it. Please just...” I falter as I see a woman behind Julian, who is watching us wide-eyed. She quickly turns around and marches out. Julian must have also seen her as he puts the diaper pack down and storms out off the supermarket.
Well that went well..
I sigh and quickly make my way to the cashier. I take the bags to the car and dump them in the backseat. Julian is in the front seat and is facing the driver’s side probably to not look at me. I get into the drivers seat and he turns his face to look outside. I guess he will be giving me silent treatment which is way better. What would I have done if he went off somewhere to avoid me? But I know this bitch; he wont be leaving since there is alcohol in the bags.
“The only reason I’m sitting here is because of the bottle of Jack and Daniels” he mutters.
“Julian, you do know I would never hurt you intentionally.”
He just turns the volume up of radio. I sigh and continue driving. He’s being dramatic because he is too sad. I guess I’ll have to wait till home.
BANG! On my face! That little devil slammed the door at my face even though he knew I was carrying two very heavy bags all alone. I am starting to get irritated but then remember he’s just upset and I would have to be patient with him.
I put one bag down and open the door. Julian is sitting on the couch watching Grey’s Anatomy. Great, just flipping great. Show the angry man how to cut open skulls. That will help.
I carefully go to the kitchen and keep the stuff down. Then I go to my Grandma’s Room to check on her.
Actually this is my Grandma’s place. My mom sent me to this town to an all girls boarding school when I was 6 years old. Apparently she could not handle my so called-tantrums and literally kicked me out.
When I was 12, my dad abandoned my mother and brother for some woman he met. My life has never been same since. I was this quiet child till 12 years. But after all this I started pulling pranks on school teachers and authorities just to get a relief from everything.
When I was 14 I got expelled from school for some prank that got out of hand. The school called my mother to take me back home. My mother said that they could kick me out and hung up on them. Turns out the office lady was kind enough to do a background check. Luckily my grandma whom I had visited only once, lived in the same town. She kindly took me in. I got enrolled in a public school and that is where I met Julian.
I don’t know where I would have gone if it wasn’t for Nana. Her pension is not much so I keep doing many different jobs. I rarely stick to a job long as they get boring. Okay that was a joke, I usually get kicked out of jobs, though the boring part is true. But still, along with Nana’s pension and my salary we do okay.
Grandma is quite old so I take care of her.
“Nana are you asleep?” I ask softly.
“Oh hey! I was just going to sleep. I am really tired.”
“Did you eat?”
“Yes honey, and I also took my medicines. Now go away and let me rest.”
I chuckle “Goodnight Nana”. I close the door softly.
Now its time to face the real disaster of the day.
Don’t hate on Julian ok. He is just upset.
Hope you enjoyed this chapter!