It was in the middle of the day. The Sun was high and the temperature was hot. I was trying not to think about how boring and hot the day was. Tried to lay down on the sofa to get some sleep, but that didn’t work either. It was too damn hot!!
Then the phone rang. Picked it up and a woman’s voice was on the other line. “Hey Ven. Am I disturbing you?” It was Tammy. I recognized her voice. “Oh hey Tammy. No, actually just lying down and not doing anything. Why what’s up?”
I heard a couple more women’s voices in the background. “Susie and Heather are here in my house today. They came over last night and slept over.” I know those people. They go to the same college as me and Tammy go to. I specially know Susie.
“Well anyway, because it’s Saturday, we are planning to go out tonight. Do you want to go out with us?” Asked Tammy.
I pause for a couple of seconds. I had to think about it. Susie and I went out a few times. It did not end nicely. I kind the sort of dumped her. That’s after me and her already had some romantic moments together. I think I broke her heart. I just didn’t like her that way. Everything was quick with her. She’s too easy.
“Hello! Ven you still there?” Tammy on the phone raising her voice for me to hear her. “Yeah, yeah I’m here. Where you guys planning to go tonight?”
“We want to go dancing.” Tammy said.
I thought about it a second again. Then I said. “Now why are you inviting me, if you know what happened to me and Susie?” I heard her giggle a bit. “Because you live just a few blocks from me and you’re my friend. Beside, she said it wasn’t a big deal. She was alright with it. I told her I’m going to invite you.”
I pause for a couple seconds again. “So, are you going or what?” Tammy asked again.
“Okay. But I’m taking Bert with me.” I told Tammy.
“Yehey! Okay come by the house around 8:30. See you then Ven, bye!” Then she hanged up the phone.
I was not nervous about Susie. In fact, I’m quite happy about it. So far its been a boring week. Maybe, just maybe, I can get somewhere with Susie tonight. She is easy after all. Especially when she have some alcohol in her. I know there will be some drinking tonight. I like my chances. Boring Saturday no more.
At 8:30pm, Bert and myself was already in front of Tammy’s house. Bert also live near by and go to the same college as I do. It wasn’t hard to convince him. I told him that we’re going out dancing with 3 girls and he was on board right away.
I knocked on Tammy’s front door. A few second she opened it and there they are. All three of them came out giggling, perky and looking excited to go out dancing. Susie was looking fine. She looked at me and smiled. The way she gave me that smile, I can tell she still want me. It will be an interesting night. I was feeling excited.
Inside the taxi cab. Four of us had to seat at the back. Bert had shot gun and sat at the passenger side of the taxi. Heather had to seat on Tammy’s lap, Susie and I sat next to each other. For us to fit, I had to put my left arm over Susie’s shoulders. I didn’t feel any awkwardness, she continue to give me that look and smile. looks like she having fun of what’s going on that moment. I, myself was enjoying it too.
The ride inside that taxi was electric. Susie was turning me on. The warmest of her skin was suiting with the coolness of the air-conditioning inside the taxi. The perfume she was wearing smell so refreshing that it made me hold on to her shoulder more tightly, so I can get even closer to her. Although Susie didn’t say much to me directly, she wasn’t pushing me away either. I think she like me holding on to her like that. Both of us was smiling the entire ride to our destination.
When we got to the dance club, me and Bert went straight to the bar, while the girls looked for a table for us.
“So, what you think?” I asked Bert.
He gave out a grin like he already have something in mind. “I’m going to dance with Heather. She looks good.” Then he gave me a high five. Its obvious that Bert was feeling excited for the night as well.
While waiting for the next free bartender. I looked over toward the dance floor. I saw Tammy, Heather and Susie already dancing. First I thought they were dancing by themselves, but a second glance I saw there were two guys dancing next to them. I tapped Bert to get his attention and pointed at the ladies. “Do you see that?”
Bert eyes widen up, he saw what I was pointing at. We both looked at each other puzzled. “What the hell is happening here!?” I asked.
We finally got our beers. We went straight to where the ladies were. Me and Bert handed the girls their beer. They two gentlemen with them was just staring at us and smiling. Were they expecting a beer from us too?
I went beside Tammy and whispered to her ear. “Who are these people?”
“Heather and Susie’s friends. I guess they just met them. They invited them here.” Tammy answered.
As the night went by. Bert and I tried to blend in and be part of the group. But it was obvious Heather and Susie’s priority was the other two guys. Bert and I ended up just seating around and drinking our beers. We had a few shots too. We became watchers. Just watching everyone else dancing and having fun, while we sit there and pretend that we were having fun as well. I wasn’t having fun. In fact, it suck!
Once in a while Tammy comes over the table where we were sitting. She talk to me a little bit then she goes back to the dance floor. The more I drink the more I watch Susie. I kept looking at her hips when she dance, she can sway those hips nice and sexy. I also kept looking at her interaction with the guy she’s dancing with, quite sensual. The way they dance together was almost having sex on the dance floor. I didn’t even know Susie can dance like that. Once in a while a catch her looking at my direction. Was she making me jealous? If she was, it worked.
Three hours passed and me and Bert was drunk. We were feeling pathetic and somewhat fooled. We both thought it was going to be our night. It was supposed to be a fun night. Instead it ended up somebody else’s fun night. The more I drink more hatred I feel toward those two guys. They took our girls and great time tonight. I was ready to hurt them. They just rub me the wrong way. Each time that guy makes Susie laugh I get angry, each time she let him hold her I get angry and each beer I finish I get more angrier. Maybe its not them, maybe its the disappointment. Maybe it was the expectation of something good that did not materialized. Maybe because I do like Susie and she’s with another guy. Maybe. Well, what ever it is that’s pissing me off, the common denominator are those two guys. I told Bert I want to kick their ass.
“You serious?” Bert looked at me puzzled.
“Am I serious?” I actually did not know if I was serious. I just want to tell Bert that I’m pissed. “Well? Are you going to back me up, if the other guy jumped in and help his friend?” I asked Bert.
He laugh out loud and seemed amused with the words I was saying. Then he grab my arms and looked at me in a serious manner. “Dude. You are fucking drunk!!” Then he went back to laughing at me again.
I leaned back on my chair and pause for a minute. I shut my eyes and I felt everything was spinning around me. Then I felt someone sat next to me. I open my eyes and it was Tammy. She look irritated. She grab my beer and started drinking it.
“What’s the matter?” I asked.
Tammy shook her head and pointed at the dance floor. I looked at the direction she pointed at. I saw Susie making out with the guy she was dancing with. Heather was doing the same thing with the other guy. I glance at Bert and he was seeing the same thing. I know his disappointed too.
The rest of the night Tammy stuck with us. She stayed with me and Bert and we drink. I know Tammy for a long time and we have a lot of the same friends in our neighborhood. She was always been cool to me. She made the rest of the night a little bit easier to bare. By the night was done, I was not that angry anymore. I calm down and actually had some laughs talking with Tammy.
They called it a night. The club turned off their music and turned on the bright lights. It was closing time. All of us was walking out the door. Tammy was holding on to my right arm. She looked tired. I was too. I just wanted to go home, go to sleep and forget about this night.
Bert suddenly appeared on the other side of me. He got close to my ear and whispered. “If you kick that guys ass, I have your back Bro.”
I wasn’t expecting that. Bert got me confused. I thought he was laughing at the idea. From the looked of his face, he was dead serious. He really wanted me to do it. I had Tammy walking with me, I wasn’t really thinking about getting into a fight anymore. But Bert was pushing me to do it. “You said you want to do this. Lets go dude. I got your back.” He persuaded me to go.
“What’s up? What you guys talking about?” Tammy curiously asked Bert and me.
Bert grab Tammy’s arm and pulled her to his side. Then he turned me around toward Susie and the guy. Bert pushed me forward them and said “Do it Dude”.
“Do what?” Tammy was confused.
Me and my big mouth. I was second guessing myself. I knew I was drunk and I didn’t want to fight. Bert kept on pushing my back so I’ll start walking. I was looking at my feet and watching every step I make. Each step of my left foot I told myself, I’m going to hit him. Each step of my right foot I told myself, I’m not going to hit him. When I finally got where the guy and Susie was. I was face to face with him. He was smiling at me and didn’t even know what’s going on. I looked down on my feet. The left foot was in front of my right. The last step I made was my left. Oh shit..
I can’t remember exactly what happened, but I do remember I ended up on top of him and I was punching him repeatedly. He kept yelling that I broke his nose. His friend, the other guy did not do anything. Bert was in front of him the whole time waiting for him to do something, but nothing. He was just shock like everyone was.
Finally, Tammy grab me from the back and drag me out of there. She yelled out for a taxi cab. “What the fuck did you do Ven?! Are you crazy?” Yelling at me while she pushed me inside the taxi. Bert ran to get in the taxi too. “You two go home! You guys are drunk!” Tammy said angrily.
With the adrenaline rush, I felt suddenly sobered up. I was not feeling the affect of the alcohol anymore. Bert on the other hand was still drunk and hyper. He was still pumped up to what happened that he can’t stop talking about it inside the taxi. I felt stupid and embarrassed. I should just have left them alone. Tammy and I was ready to go home. I asked myself why did I do such a thing.
The next morning when I woke up, I felt pain with my right hand. Three of my fingers hurt every time I move it. I went to the local clinic and got it checked. Yup, I broke a finger. That’s what I get being stupid and drunk. I thought I deserved it.
From the clinic I went straight back home. I was surprised when I saw Tammy, Heather and Susie in front of the house. They were waiting for me. All of them have a smile on their faces. I was thinking how come they are not mad at me. Specially Susie. She should be furious to what I did to her boyfriend.
“Hey guys. I’m surprise to see you here today.” Curiously greeted them.
“What’s that on your hand? Did you broke your hand? Serve you right stupid.” Tammy said while she approached me and took a look closer at my wrapped right hand.
“We talked to Bert earlier this morning.” Heather said with a grin.
“Yeah what he say?” I asked.
Susie went close to me and smiled. “Bert said you got drunk last night and punched Matt because you got jealous. Is that true?” Susie asked with a big grin on her face.
Okay, so now at least I know the guy’s name. All of them were giggling and looking at me like they are expecting me to fess up. I didn’t knew how to react or what to say, so I just said “No. I was just drunk. I’m really sorry to happened last night. It was stupid.”
Susie put her hand on my chest, leaned over and whispered. “You sure you don’t have any feelings for me? I’m going home today, call me tonight. Lets talk.” then she gave me a kiss on my cheek.
All three of them walk away and waved bye to me. “See you at school Monday Ven!” Tammy said before they got further away. I waved back to them and got back inside the house.
That weekend was something to remember. I regret it for sure. That was a stupid thing I did. But that’s the strangest part. If I regret it, why it makes me smile every time I remember. Susie wasn’t easy, I think she just really like me. I didn’t call her that night. In fact, I did not call her ever again. That morning in front of the house, I realized something. She can do a lot better than me. Back then, I was as dumb as 16 years old boy. I wasn’t mature enough when it comes to relationships. I could not handled Susie’s affection for me. It was too intense. I would have end up breaking her heart. She deserved somebody that can take care of her better than I can. After that wave goodbye, I never saw her again. And that is it, that’s Easy Susie’s story.
By: Ven Corre