It was the final school day. The students of senior class were impatiently waiting for the bell to announce the beginning of the vacation. Cam glanced his watch every five seconds en Sophia impatiently tapped her fingers on the table
The students jumped up and ran outside, to the vacation. Cam, Sophie, Lucas, Sarah, Andy and Haley were sitting on a wall outside the school gate. They were planning their vacation.
“So, everything’s arranged for our city trip?” Andy asked.
“Yep, there’s no way back now” Lucas said.
“I still don’t get what’s so exciting about England” Haley said. “I mean, we’ve already been there this year”
“Yeah, but was it any awesome to you? The only thing we did, was walking. Gee, how cool” Sarah said.
“When are we leaving?” Cam asked quickly, when he saw Haley wanted to give Sarah a snappy answer.
“Tonight, eight o’ clock” Lucas said. “So, make sure your bags are packed”
“Okay, well, now that that’s arranged, maybe we could start acting normal and celebrate the beginning of the vacation” Sophia suggested.
“You’re a woman of my heart” Cam said and he jumped off the wall. “The last one pays!”
And he ran to their favorite pub, Paradisio, with his friends on his tail. The door was open and he was barely inside, when he already ordered six beers. “You can give the bill to…Haley” Cam finished, as Haley happened to be the last one to enter the pub. She could hardly speak. She paid the bill and said with a heart beating very fast to Cam: “I’ll get you”
She was not very fond of Cam, but he was her twin brother Lucas’s best friend, who had a relationship with Sarah, Haley’s best friend. And than there was Andy and Sophia, but they were just friends.Cam was dating Katie,but for some mysterious reason she hadn't cared to join them to their trip to England.He had asked her,though.
"Why didn't your sweetie want to come with us?" Haley asked virolent.
"She has a summer job.She has to work" Cam said avoiding.
"Yeah,you should know what she gets paid for" Brendan said, who was sitting a few tables further. Cam wanted to get up to go punch him, but Lucas stopped him.
"That won't achieve you anything" he warned.Brendan continued,unhesitating.
"We're really close,you know.She's not so happy with you anymore.She thinks there's not enough man in you,if you get what I mean" Cam tried to ignore the bullying,which was very damn hard."You know what?" Brendas said. "I challenge you.I order a few drinks and you drink them all in a row.If you can do that,than both Katie and I were wrong about you"
Cam hesitated for a moment,considering the idea,while his friends tried to convince him to refuse.
"Cam,for once use your common sense and don't do it" Andy said.But Cam had already made up his mind."Order those drinks"he said grim.Brendan didn't need Cam to repeat it.It started with something safe,a beer.But it soon went to vodka and whiskey. Five drinks later Cam could barely stand on his feet.
"Oh come on,just one last drink and than we stop"Brendan insisted.Cam pushed Brendan aside and hurried as much as possible to the bathroom.Brendan put on his most concerned face."I think we've crossed a line here.We better go check if he's okay" He and his friends followed Cam.
"Hey,is everything okay?"Jim asked,who was holding a bag.Cam shuffled out of the bathroom.He looked deathly pale.
"We're really sorry,we never meant that to happen"Brendan sarcastically said."Fortunately we have something here that might be the cure for your current problem.Jim,empty that bag,will you?"
Two bottles of vodka and one bottle of whiskey,that was the content of the bag.Cam shook his head dizzy and wanted to go back to the café,but Jim and Thomas pushed him against the wall.Brendan pressed the bottle of vodka against his mouth.Cam who realized he had no other choice,opened his mouth.Brendan poured the alcohol with big portions in Cams mouth and gave him only a few seconds to swallow.
Jim and Thomas threw him on the ground and kicked his stomach.They let him lie there and returned to the pub.
"Your sweetie is going to love this"Brendan said,before following his friends.Cam crawled to the wall and scribbled up.He was undescribably nauseaus.Everything was turning and flowing and became black before his eyes.
Then Haley came in to go check on him.She noticed the scared to death expression on his face when he fell down.She quickly ran to him,with the intention to drag him to the café.When she was sitting next to him,she realized it was really serious.His eyes were opened a little,his mouth idem dito and his heartbeat was very weakly.Haley didn't hesitated one second and called 911.
Off course the customers and the manageress were dumbfounded when a doctor and a nurse entered.
"Ehm,I think theres a little misunderstanding,gentlemen"the bartender said.
"He's in here"Haley said,waving at the doctor,letting them pass.
"Haley,what the hell is going on?"Sophia asked.
"Cam is having an alcohol poisoning"Haley said.