We should not be out here this late, it's passed 11pm and we are both drunk. Well she is completely drunk. I'm on the level between tipsy and drunk. We definitely could not drive right now, because neither of us would pass that straight line test. We are both zig zagging around.
''Come on, Ava! Our houses are only a few miles from here. You can go back if you want." She snarled, pushing her hands up towards a tree limb that came close to her face.
Oh like I could even leave my best friend out here alone? If something happened to her I would never be able to forgive myself. Her parents, god her partners may forgive me. I would never be able to face them again, not knowing that I could have done something to help her.
"I can't just let you walk alone, Erin." I snapped, feeling my toes hitting a rock, almost making me trip.
"Then stop bitching and come on." She said softly, but I heard her words catching inside of her throat making me feel bad for my bestie. She really did love that asshole.
"I am coming! It's dark Erin. I just hope we are going the right way." I grumbled, squinting my eyes up ahead, trying to see anything at this point.
The dim lights that are coming from our phones, are not helping much at this point. The moon's bright. The light color pouring down making the night just visible enough that we don't slam into a tree while walking.
"We are. We came this way when we came in. Did you not pay attention?" She giggled, and I want to yell at her right now, nothing at all about this situation is funny to me.
Not walking through the dark.
Not being drunk and walking through the dark.
This shit is dangerous.
"No, I'm sorry. I did not think to pay that close attention. I did not expect to be walking in the dark. Drunk." I snapped.
I'm trying to stay calm, but this situation is anything but calm to me. I'm actually scared of the dark. My hearts slamming inside my chest. I think Erin has made me watch too many horror movies because every one of them is coming flooding inside my mind right now. Scaring me more.
"Well, excuse me! I did not expect the man I love to cheat on me Ava. Forgive me for being to heartbroken to stay and party." She growled, speeding up her steps, walking ahead of me.
I'm telling you walking through woods is not for the faint of heart. I'm trying not to look around too much because I know my fears will surface. I'll be seeing shapes and shit hiding behind the trees.
"I'm sorry, Erin. I know you're hurting right now. I'm just scared you know how I am in the dark." I whispered softly. Hoping that she understood that my anger is not exactly towards her right now. Just at this situation we are finding ourselves in.
"I know, Ava. Don't worry. I'll protect you from Michael Myers." She laughed, finally slowing down her steps so that I could catch up to her.
Once I'm able to reach her, I feel our shoulders knocking together as I want to be as close to her as I can get. "Why did you have to say that? Bitch! You know he terrifies me!" I shrieked, raised my hand up and slapped her on her shoulder.
"How hard could he be to beat? He doesn't even chase you." She giggled, wrapping an arm around me, pulling me closely. "I got ya back bestie."
"Exactly! He walks and still kills everyone!" I said, looking around us slowly, making sure the damn boogyman is not stalking us.
"It's fine. Look, there is the road. We are out of the woods." She said softly, raising her other hand pointing ahead of us.
My eyes snap in that direction and relief pours out of me once the road comes into view. I would much rather walk on the road at night than in the damn woods.
"Thank god." I said, as soon as our feet hit the pavement.
"Come on. I'm straving. I need some food soon. Maybe we can dig something up without waking up the parents." She hummed, as we headed up the road.
"Oh, god. That would not be good. They are going to be so upset in the morning. They are not going to be happy that we walked home in the dark, Erin." I tell her, already knowing the lectures her and I will both get from all of our parents.
"We can sneak my car out, and come back to get yours. They never will have to know what we did. See. Easy fix." Erin said, happily coming up with a way to fix that would be problem.
"Yeah. That's if we can even wake up before them tomorrow morning." I groaned at the thought.
Our parents are what you call early risers. Erin and I have actually fussed about that, when we go camping. Her and I would still be trying to sleep in the camper and they would come in clinking and clanking around the kitchen.
"We will set our phone alarms. We will wake up, don't worry." She said, just as bright light shot across the sky. Making a loud booming sound, causing both Erin and I to jump from the sudden noise.
"Erin. It's fixing to rain. Maybe we should just head back. We could even sleep in my car." I rushed out, digging my feet into the road making us both stop walking.
"Ava. Ava. Listen to me. We are almost there. Just a few miles left. Do you really want to walk all that way back in the dark? We have not charged our phones. We are going to lose our little flash lights soon. It's safer to be on the road and not in the woods when that happens." Erin said, rubbing her hand up and down my back in an attempt to sooth me.
"I guess you're right. We don't want to get lost in the woods." I sighed, giving up and agreeing that the road would be the safer option at this point.