As I mentioned on Thursday I finally went and started writing on Immortal Space again. I even wrote two updates. But I'll only be posting one so you're guaranteed an update next week too. I'll see what I can do next week to make sure that we still have updates coming in a steady flow again once more. Enjoy the update guys.
The next day Trent woke up a little after Geoff. Trent looked over at Geoff's bed and saw him sat up just staring at the wall across from him. He looked tired, his hair was a mess and he was drawn into himself and hugging his knees. Trent also noticed he wasn't blinking.
“Couldn't sleep huh?” Trent asked. Geoff jumped a little but didn't move. After a few seconds he shook his head and then went back to staring at the wall.
“Nervous?” Trent asked. Once again it took Geoff a few seconds to respond, this time he nodded. Trent stretched and got out of bed and then helped Geoff out of bed and stood him up. Geoff was limp and wouldn't look Trent in the eyes. Trent slapped him on the cheek a few times to bring him to his senses and told him to go have a shower while he, Trent, made breakfast for the both of them. He felt that a cold shower would help wake Geoff up. While Geoff was having his shower Trent prepared some toast, eggs, and bacon for him. He ate a few pieces of toast himself for his own breakfast and then looked through Geoff's clothes for something that looked good. He picked out a black shirt, a nice pair of jeans, and the boots and coat he had picked up when he wanted to look like Trent. Trent was smiling at that memory when Geoff came back in to the room, dry except for his dripping wet hair and covered with a towel.
“Feeling better?” Trent asked him.
“Much. Thanks.” Geoff responded, tucking his hair behind his ears. “Something smells pretty good. What were you cooking?”
“I made you some bacon and eggs on toast.” Trent said, pointing at the table where he had laid the food out for Geoff. “I also laid out some clothes for you for today.”
“Oh. Thanks.” Geoff said, a little despondently.
“Hmm? What's up kid?” Trent asked, looking a little concerned.
“Nothing, nothing.” Geoff said, shaking his head. “You've just done a lot.”
“That it?” Trent asked, smiling. “I just want you to be looking your best for this. Now you eat and get dressed while I have a shower myself. I already ate so don't worry about that.” With that Trent grabbed some clothes of his own and walked past Geoff and in to the shower. Geoff shook his head again to clear it and walked to his bed where the clothes were laid out. Looking at them he had to admit that he would look good in them. Making sure that Trent was in the shower and wasn't likely to walk in any time soon he quickly got dressed and brushed his hair. Before going to the table to eat his breakfast though he had a look around. He checked around the room until he finally found what he was after in the top shelf of Trent's wardrobe; his hat. He dried his hair and brushed it before putting Trent's hat on and then sat down to eat his breakfast at last. It tasted delicious and when he had finished he heard the water in the shower stop and then a few minutes later Trent walked in fully clothed in an outfit similar to Geoff's except that Trent was wearing a jacket that came down to a little above his knees and he was wearing a long sleeve t-shirt under his short sleeve shirt.
“So you found my hat, huh kid?” Trent asked when he came in and saw Geoff wearing his hat.
“Can I borrow it?” Geoff asked, playing with the brim on it nervously.
“Sure you can.” Trent said, smiling. He walked across the room and patted his hat on Geoff's head and pushed the brim down as he hunched down in front of Geoff. “I think it completes the look myself. Just bring it back in one piece.” he said.
“Thanks, I'll take good care of it.” Geoff said. Trent stood up and slipped on his boots.
“Come on kid we got a long day ahead of us.”
“Wait, you're not coming with me are you? I mean, it's one thing to pick out my clothes but it's a whole other thing to come with me. I'm new to this stuff yeah but I think I'll be able to handle myself just fine, I don't need my-” Geoff said before Trent cut him off.
“Your what, kid? I ain't coming with you don't worry. I don't need to see the natural disaster of awkwardness and disappointment that is going to be your day with your young lady friend. I have plans myself, so hop to it young man.” Geoff made a sound that sounded a little like “bah!” and then got up to put on his boots.
“So what are you up to today?” He asked Trent while lacing up his boots.
“I'm going to meet someone myself. I decided I might as well have some fun if you're going to have some too.” Trent replied, getting up to open the door. “You ready to do this?” he asked when he got there.
“Jeez you're making this sound worse than a bounty hunt.” Geoff said, standing up.
“I wonder how you'll feel when we're done. Who says it isn't going to be that bad?” Trent replied.
“It, er, it won't be that bad, will it?” Geoff asked nervously.
“Don't worry about it, kid.” Trent said, laughing while he slapped Geoff on the back and pushed him out of the door. “Just be yourself, and I'm sure it'll go great. Oh, and remember to act the complete opposite of who you really are too. Then it'll go really great.”
“Wait, which one is it? Do I be myself or not?” Geoff asked as they walked down the stairs.
“Do you want good advice, or do you want honest advice?”
“There's a difference?”
“When it comes to matters like this, yes.”
“Then honest advice.”
“Trust me, you don't want that.”
“Just trust me. Really just be yourself and I'm sure it'll go great. She already likes you, so there's no need to hide who you really are.”
“That sounds kind of like honest advice to me.”
“Sure kid, keep telling yourself that.” Trent said as they came to the ground floor. Trent was about to walk out the front door when he heard Geoff calling for him to wait up. Geoff looked across to see who was at the desk and saw that it was the manager and so he ran up to Trent and locked arms with him and gave him a kiss on the cheek. Trent looked shocked but kept walking with Geoff out of the door. When they got outside Geoff let go of Trent and burst in to laughter.
“What the hell was that about kid?” Trent asked, utterly bewildered.
“You're right.” Geoff said, inbetween laughs. “That was hilarious! Did you see the look on that guy's face?”
“I was too busy wondering what had gotten in to you. I realise you're nervous, but now isn't really a good time to realise you like men.” Trent replied. Geoff stood up and composed himself. He tried to look serious but it only lasted a few seconds until he started laughing again. He composed himself once again and stopped laughing.
“Nah don't worry about it.” Geoff said. “I'm still interested in Lisa, I just felt like messing with that guy. I needed to do something to help get rid of these nerves.”
“Ahhh,” Trent said, understanding. “Well, did it work?” He asked.
“Sure did.” Geoff replied. “Now, I'm off to find myself a pretty lady.” With that he walked off in the direction of the bar he was meeting Lisa and watching him go, Trent did think to himself that Geoff certainly looked happier and was carrying himself with a confident air. He sighed as he looked away and started up his communicator. Finding a familiar number, he called it.
“Hey, it's me.” he said. “And do I have an idea for a great day out for you.”
Sorry about the lack of paragraphs and fact it's a huge wall of text. I tried to put some paragraphs into it when I saw it like that but couldn't. Each time someone new speaks is a new paragraph but I'm not sure it's cause for there to be a space too.