It Haunts me, Haunts me, Like no other
**based on a true story, well there was no love story involved but I do tend to drink alot when I'm depressed YAAAAYY ALCOHOLISM! WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB! Don't drink unless you're of legal age mmkay?**
Cringey Story Alert!
(flashback to a year before Maya went savage)
I don't go to pubs unless I feel depressed... Which happens rather often in my case.
So why am I here tonight? Well lets see. I have two days to pay my overdue rent, I got fired from my shitty job and my parents couldn't give less of a shit about me, so I'm stuck with barely any money, that I am now blowing on alcohol...
I sit down and ask the bartender for a double whisky... I downed it like a shot rather than a double, and I asked for another... The bartender looked at me funny when I said that right after finishing my first one, but it didn't bother me, nothing did for me at this point in time.
I had taken my time with this glass, considering I had wolfed down the last one. My vision started to slowly drip behind my movements and I felt numb, I had looked around the bar not that many were here tonight. Just a couple of wolves sitting at a booth right across from the seat I was sitting in, one of them had turned to me whilst talking to his friends and quickly turned back.
I had turned back around and continued my drink...
A few hours had passed and I had drunken, well, lets say. A little........ okay that's an understatement, I had 6 beers and 3 double whiskeys... I felt horrible, sick in the stomach, headache, dizzy. I had heard a few murmurs from the wolves across the way about me, I turned my head around to see the same wolf who looked at me before, starring at me now. It did bug me out a little bit... but I wasn't bothered...
"O-okay.... O-one more drink, a-and I swear that I'm going home." I mumbled to myself. And I ask the bartender to one more, and he reluctantly abides and hands me another beer, he goes to serve another customer. and I lay my head down on the bench and I starred at the full bottle in front of me, lime poking out the top.
Just as I'm about to reach for it I hear someone behind me.
"I think you've had quite enough..." It was the wolf from before, after he said that, he picked up the beer and moved it away from me.
"Aa-aww, co-ome on...." I say in a baby talk accent,
"You are stumbling over your words, with 6 empty bottles and 3 empty glasses in front of you... You have had enough." I knew he was right... so I tried to sit up without falling out of the chair, and I leaned my elbow on the bench...
"So you gonna tell me your name or are you just gonna stare at me like you've been doing all night?" I asked with a slight snicker.
"Aleks, E-K-S, everyone thinks its spelt with an x." he replied with a smile. "and you?"
"M-Maya... Maya's Maya name!" I had laughed a little too hard at that joke, didn't really make much sense to me in my drunken state, but Aleks had chuckled a little bit, I don't know if it was out of sympathy or if he was just easily entertained...
"Okay look, you obviously are in no shape to get home by yourself, I'm the designated driver for my group over there so I can give you a lift home if you want." he offered, and me being drunk and tired and, like he said, in no shape to walk home. I was in no place to pass up a free ride, as creepy as it is accepting a ride from an almost total stranger, I hopped down from my seat almost falling over in the process, I stumbled back up and to the front register to pay my bill, Aleks then stops me and offers to pay, I responded with a laugh "N-no, you can't pay for a strangers bill... that's just.... weird..." before I knew it he had already paid. "Too late." he said with a snicker. I sighed and walked out the door along with Aleks into the city street, Aleks walked me to his car and opened the passenger door for me.
"Well, how gentlemanly." I said in a broken posh accent. "I try my best" he chuckled. Just then the excessive alcohol in my system gave me the urge to throw up, "S'cuse me a sec" I sprinted to a nearby trash can and held my head over it in preparation for the worst. Aleks came up behind me to console me during this.
After bringing my lunch back up, I had wiped my mouth, and turned to Aleks,
"You alright?" He asked with worry.
"Yeah, at least I wasn't asleep when it came up." I responded sounding like I had the flu.
Aleks once again led me to his car and I got in the passenger side.
I told him where I lived and he dropped me off.
Just before I was about to get out of the car. I stopped and asked the question. "H-hey... Do you want to come up for a cup of coffee?" I don't know why I asked that. maybe it was because I was drunk, but I felt something about Aleks... a weird attraction, the way he took care of me despite him not knowing me from a bar of soap, It made me think... how would people see me if I went out with a wolf? It shouldn't be THAT bad... right?
We both went up to my apartment and I turned my coffee machine on.
"So why don't you tell me a bit about yourself?" I asked wanting to get to know him.
"I work security... Nothing too special but it pays well.." He responded whilst seeming rather distant about it.
"And You?" He asked. I went quiet... there was a short pause before I broke the silence. "Well... that was why I was at the bar tonight..."
He asked me what had happened, I told him about how I was fired, about my overdue rent, how I've been struggling for a while. We talked for a good 3 hours before I went to sleep with my head rested on his lap.
When I woke up the next day my head was throbbing, hungover. I moaned and got up to get some aspirin and a glass of water.
I had then noticed on my coffee table that Aleks had left 300 dollars and a note saying 'This is for your rent. Call me sometime.' along with his number, I pulled out my phone and texted him so he knew it was me. he called me, I picked up, and through my splitting headache we talked for a bit before he had to be at work, we had a small argument about him leaving rent money for me, but he told me it was okay, and for me to rest up and to get over my hangover... we said our short goodbyes, and we both hung up.
I went downstairs to pay my rent, and I went back to my room and tried my best to get some shut-eye...