9012 Chapter 12 of: “Twinergy and the Boys of Clear Lake!”



KC: “Upstairs jack-ass, we’ve been watching you guys for a while from Tasha’s room. We were all making out and smoking a little, you know, when I figured all I was getting was Ashley’s tits. And she wasn’t gonna put out any more than that, and you guys looked like you were having too much fun. So I dropped my shorts and jumped in from the balcony.”

With that KC grabbed Blake’s head and shoved it under the water. Thus was how the “Great Northern Naked Midnight Chicken Fight of 2008” came to be. With me on Blake, Sequoia on Reiley, and Cody on KC.

Well, we made it to about 12:35 or so when everyone was getting stomach aches and other ailments from being physically drained. So with it being safe to get out of the water with the chefs now gone, and the spectators and parents who heard the commotion and came out to see what was going on and whistle their support or root for their favorite team also gone for the evening, we exited the pool and grabbed the towels that were left laying around the yard.

We started saying our goodbyes and Blake told Reiley, KC, and Sequoia to head with him to the pool room so they could all shower off together and get dressed. Sequoia started to say it was about just as far as the guest house that he, his mom, and sister stayed in. And that he was going to just go when Blake gave him the old “Come on, you’re one of us look”, and to finish up with the rest of us since he doesn’t get a lot of time to be with us cause of his chores and duties.

He nodded his head in agreement and headed to the poolroom with Blake’s arm over one shoulder and Reiley’s over the other. Very ironic seeing as without him being there, and his intervening, none of it may have happened after Blake and Reiley’s little spat.

I looked at Cody and said “Well Twinner, wanna hit my bedroom and shower up and grab some things for the tree house?” (Or Fort Twinner, as we liked to call it).

He just smiled and nodded a yes as we picked up the rest of the towels and miscellaneous clothes and swim wear that was left by who knows who, to drop off in the laundry room on our way through the house and up the stairs. There was silence and anxiety in the air, and I could feel it coming from Cody as I could tell he could from me.

It wasn’t the outright nervousness and butterflies that we had both secretly been sporting earlier in the day. We were too together and tuned into each other and all our friends for that. We had been together for hours now, so we were comfortable with one another, but still felt a… I don’t know, anxiousness tempered with some eagerness, with a little performance anxiety thrown in. Kinda like the night before Christmas mixed in with your first time at bat in little league. Whatever it was, it was electric, and I have never felt so alive and euphoric, and I could tell Cody was glowing as well.

We made our way up the stairs and Sash was on his way down looking like he just ate a turd sandwich. I asked, “Whats wrong buddy?”

Sasha: “Nothing you can do anything about, what a shitty night!”

Nika: “What are you talking about Sash, I watched you all night having a blast.”

Sasha: “Yah, but now I have to go to bed.”

Nika: “Why, party on lil dude. You have all night if you want.”

Sasha: “Yah, by myself.”

Nika: “What are you talking about, I thought Porter or Dylan were gonna stay over tonight.”

Sasha: “Yah, Tanner was, but he got sick from something, the food or too much pool water, but his mom and dad played it safe and took him home.”

Nika: “He probably ate too much buddy, for being so little, he can eat his weight.”

Sasha: “Yah, he’s like that Jap who eats all the hotdogs.”

Nika: “That’s Japanese guy Sasha…OK? Why didn’t you ask Porter or one of the others then?”

Sasha: “Cause everyone had already left, and when I called Porter on the cell, he and his parents were already pulling into South Lake. And I know you can’t bother with me tonight cause you and Cody are gonna be getting….never mind.”

Cody: “Gonna be getting what Sash?”

Sasha: “Oh, nothing. Just lost my train of thought I guess.”

Sash and I kinda looked at each other with my best “Be careful what you say look’, and Sasha with his “Oh shit, sorry” look.

Nika: “Hey doofus, quick, go out to the pool room and tell Sequoia to grab his stuff and haul it up to your room. He should still be out there with Blake, KC, and Reiley.”

Sasha: “Fer real, should I ask mom and dad?”

Nika: “No, no time for that, just go get him, I said it’s OK… go now, hurry!”

Sasha: “OK, thanks Nika, I like Sequoia, he’s hella kool.”

With that out of the way, Cody and I made it to my bedroom where we shut the door and I threw all my wet cloths in my hamper. Cody grabbed his overnight bag, and we went to my bathroom to freshen up. We brushed our teeth in Sash and my sinks, and after finishing that, I said, “Hey, I don’t wanna smell like chlorine all night, I’m gonna take a shower. You can join me if you want, or go first, that is if you wanna take one. It’s probably about 1:00.”

Cody: “Nika, I’ll take one with you.”

So we both walked in the shower naked and a little chilly as with wet skin in the middle of the night, but settled under a warm stream of water spraying from both directions, as it was a large shower with two shower heads. Sasha and I rarely showered separately on school days, which helps us stay punctual. As we turned to look at one another, something was different. And it wasn’t anything that needed to be said. I just looked in Cody’s eyes and he in mine, and we stared for about 20 or 30 seconds as we both began to shake, but not from being cold.

Then we kissed on the lips for a few seconds and held each other as close as we could with our faces and noses on each others necks. As we clutched, breathing heavily, we began to kinda twist left and right as we clung to one another, our bodies naked, wet and as one. I was exhausted and I could tell Cody was waiting for a second wind as well.

We were holding each other up almost as much as it was an embrace, and it was a very intense embrace. We both began to talk about the evening in quick muffled sentences with stress in our voices. He had just asked if I had a good time, and I tried to answer, but my words stopped short as visions of the years of our friendship passed before my eyes.

I tried again, and nothing. I breathed in making a noise as if I lost my breath and tried one last time to mouth something when I broke down and started to cry very hard as I tried to catch my breath. I was physically beat and began to drop to the floor as Cody caught me and said in a very low whisper, “Its OK Nika, I got you buddy, just let it go. Let it all out.”

I did just that for I don’t know how long, but I stood there with his help crying and crying. It was probably at least 5 or 6 minutes, who knows, maybe more. But the whole time he held me up, as we gently swayed back and forth with him whispering in my ear that it was OK and to just let go. I had to wipe my nose on his neck more than a few times, because it was leaking like crazy. I whispered in his ear “I love you Cody, I really love you.”

He whispered back “I love you too Nika, I have always loved you Nika.”

As I felt some strength return to my body and I cried myself out, at least for the time being, I stood back up under my own power and looked him in the eye and kinda laughed just a bit as he smiled at me. We pecked on the lips real quick again and he said, “Are you gonna be OK? You’ve had quite a day.”

I said, “Yah, I’ll be fine, I think. That helped a lot. I should be up to getting to the tree house where we can settle down and unwind.”

He said, “We can just stay here and sleep in your bedroom or the living room if you want Nika, if you’re not feeling up to going out there.”

Nika: “No, Cody, we planned this, and I put an ice chest up there with Gatorade, snacks, and other stuff, let’s not ruin it cause I had a minor meltdown in the shower.”

Cody: “Whoohoaa, minor meltdown huh?”

Nika: “Ha ha, shut up Cody, like you haven’t been there once or twice? Like when Cannibal (his Rottweiler) died last winter when that truck hit him? You were worse than this.”

Cody: “Yah, I know Nika, and it’s been more than two or three times over the years and I’m just messing with ya, you know that don’t you?”

Nika: “Yah, I do, I’m just not used to it being me. Usually it’s you who loses it.”

Cody: “Yah, more frequently anyway, but you’ve had a couple good ones too over the years. Wanna get out? I’m getting pruned again.”

Nika: “Yah, no more chlorine smell.”

Cody: “Or tears…ha ha.”

Nika: “Ha, shut up Cody. Let’s dry off and get dressed. I’ll text Tash and see where she left our package.”

Cody: “OK. Wow, you still wanna drink something?”

Nika: “Yah, if you do, I feel great now for some reason.”

Cody: “Yah, I’m down, lets do it. And then we can have that talk that we should really have. OK Nika?”

Nika: “Yah-yah, fer sure dude….OK.”

We dried our hair as best we could and got dressed in some comfortable sweat pants and sweatshirts. He put on some Ugg Boots, and me, some thick wool socks. We grabbed some last minute stuff and made our way downstairs. As we were coming down from the second to the first floor, Sash and Sequoia were on their way up with their hands full of just about every kind of snack and food you could think of. You could hear the stairs creak as they approached us, signaling how quiet the house had become with everyone gone. “Hey champ” (in an almost whisper) as they approached, “Looks like you caught him in time.”

Sasha: “Yah, they were still showering in the pool room.”

Nika: “Thanks for staying with him tonight Sequoia.”

Sequoia: “No, thank you for having me over, I really didn’t wanna go back yet, I was having too much fun. It’s been a while since I got to do this.”

Nika: “Well have fun then, you got enough food. Who’s left downstairs Sash?”

Sasha: “No one, mom and dad saw the last of the guests off and went to bed bout a half hour ago, and Tasha and a couple of her friends are drinking beer in the car port in the front of the house. That’s it I think. Blake, KC, and Reiley were getting ready to leave bout a half hour ago when I went to get Sequoia. We’ve been downstairs turning out lights, locking things up, and cleaning a few things up and getting some snacks together for movies and games.”

Nika: “OK, have fun, and we’ll be in the tree house if you need me. I have my cell, so text or call me if it’s important and I’ll be there you guys. Oh, and try not to break anything if you can Sash.”

Sasha: “OK, you two have a good time too. Have fun, and I love you big brother.”

Sequoia: “Yes, have fun and remember, what we are is not as important as who we are! And Nika, you know just as I, you have a gift. But will you listen to your inner voice when it matters most?”

Nika: “Sure Sequoia, thanks, and I’m sure there’s a lesson in there somewhere.”

As we started to walk away, Sasha blinked at me and gave me a big hug and looked at me very emotionally before heading back up the stairs and us down. Cody looked at me and asked, “When did that start and is he always like that Nika? And what was that Sequoia said?”

Nika: “I’m not sure Cody, but you know it meant something and we’ll probably figure it out later. And no, we’ve always been close, but Sash had his melt-down earlier today (referring to our talk) and so were kinda really even closer right now.”

We made our way through the house and out the back door, but not before I grabbed a couple flashlights from the security closet in the alarm room. We walked outside and it was dead silent except for a cool breeze, and the water pouring out the spout and into the pool from the filter. The moon was full, so the flashlights weren’t really needed. We got to the tree and tied off our bags and began to climb the ladder. Once to the top we grabbed the supply ropes and pulled up our supply bags, and then pulled up the rope ladder as well, insuring no surprise attacks or unwelcome guests later.

We settled in to some bean bags my mom and dad bought me for the floor, and turned on one of the small lights installed up there and made ourselves comfortable. Cody turned on some music low as not to carry to the house to disturb anyone, and I started texting my sister thinking maybe she’d double crossed us and they needed their “supplies” back. But then Cody said, “Nika wait,” and produced a big brown grocery bag that was in the corner next to a bean bag where he was sitting. He said, “Alright Tasha”, and walked towards me.

I asked, “What’s in there?”

He said, “I don’t know, but the bags hella-cold and a little wet.” Then he reached in and pulled out a 12 pack of beer. “Whoaa, a whole twelve pack.”

Nika: “What kind is it Cody?”

Cody: “I don’t know, Tec, Tecat, it, it’s Mexican!”

Nika: “Whatever, that’s fine, what’s the most you’ve drank before?”

Cody: “I don’t know, maybe four cans, what about you?”

Nika: “The same, with you…fool.”

Cody: “Well, what we don’t finish, we’ll save for next time. Kinda a war chest, ha ha.”

Nika: “Yah, we already have a snack cabinet, so why not? Well, pop open some truth-serum jack-ass and lets start partying, it’s gotta be 1:45 at least by now.”

Cody: “OK, here it comes Nika, Bottoms-Up!”

5 Responses to “9012 Chapter 12 of: “Twinergy and the Boys of Clear Lake!””

  1. squeegey Says:

    great chapter. it keeps getting better and better with each chapter

  2. Bill Says:

    I’ve always enjoyed a good romance. This one has all the makings of that. Thanks! I really like the way you’re developing this. Keep up the good work!

  3. Chrizzledawg Says:

    My friends still do this in the backyard blunt circle

  4. Will Says:

    HAHA! TECATE That’s what I drink here at BAJA. Actually I’m having one red one right now while I’m reading the story for the second time. Great story.

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