And now we were at Finn’s yacht since he insisted the weather was perfect for a night out. As the night progressed more people arrived and some of whose names I couldn't remember.
“ See that girl there? She wants to dance with you” I followed Jack’s gaze and saw a short girl smiling at me, she was at the deck below by the bar. I turned back to face a grinning Jack.
“ Won’t happen, the last time you set me up was with a dangerous woman” He rolls his eyes at my recalling. I took up my phone and to my disappointment, there weren't any missing calls or messages from her.
“ Alright, don't come begging for my assistance later” He shrugged his shoulders as he went for the stairs.
I laughed at him as he joined the crowd down below. The music became faint as I searched for Finn around the less crowded spot. It didn't take me too long to find him with two other guys smoking in a corner. There was a couch placed a few feet away from them and I sit down after calling Finn.
“ I thought you had stopped smoking?” I said once he sat at the opposite side and placed a pack on the table between us. He didn't answer so reached to grab a pack.
“ I tried-put it down, you just got out of the hospital,” He said once I had grabbed his lighter. He was right but the urge was strong today.
“ Just one, I have been stressed out lately you know” I breathed out and closed my eyes. The sound of the water was calming and the wind brushed past my face.
“ How could we be so blind? Jones was always odd and yet we didn't see it coming” His voice was sharp, I remembered his reaction when the truth was revealed: disgust.
“ Don’t be harsh on yourself, it's normal to not suspect a close friend of something like that” I tried to comfort him as I did with everybody else, seriously from my parents to friends. They all felt guilty about it and couldn't see that it wasn't their fault.
“ I will never understand how a person can be so twisted, and you weren't a bad friend to him”
That was something that I also thought about once I found out who was behind the shooting. The entire time we were thinking it had something to do with the company. Instead, it was Adam Jones, a long-time friend, who refused to explain what his reasoning was.
“ If it had not been me, he would still have targeted one of us,” I said after taking my last blow. The silence wasn't uncomfortable so we sat like that for a couple more minutes.
“ Man, I’m relieved to see you up on your feet again”
I chuckled at his sudden change of mood. I had traumatized him each time he visited me at the hospital. It was his fault since he came at the worst hours where I was in pain.
“ I know you are”
“ By the way, I remember seeing a girl I don't recognize visit you. She was very pretty-” His tone expressed that he was curious and I knew what he was going to ask.
“Don’t even ask or think about it, she is off-limits”