After I told Steve and Soda about what had happened with Marcia, they kept on ranting on about how they're going to get me a new girl. "Is there anyone you've got an eye on?" Soda asked, as he smirked. To be honest, there wasn't really anyone. Well, at least that's what I thought. "Nah, not really." They both looked at me. "What do you mean, not really?" Steve asked in a 'Oooing' voice. Now both of them were smirking wildly. "I mean, there's no one I really like." I was lying through my teeth. I knew that I was slowly falling for Mary, but I could never tell them. Mary was my best friend, and they might think it's weird liking someone that close in friendship to you. And besides, Steve likes her. She wouldn't go out with a guy like me. Steve works at the DX. He actually does something for a living. And me? I just sit around and watch Mickey Mouse all day. Steve was one of my best friends, so I wasn't really mad at him for liking her. Besides, how can I be if he doesn't even know that I like Mary too. "Alright. Whatever you say." Soda finally confirmed. I walked over to the door, and opened it, Soda and Steve following behind me. Mary had fallen asleep on the couch, her soda still in her hand. I walked over to her, took the Pepsi from her hand, and set it on the coffee table. As soon as I walked back over to the couch to sit down, her eyes fluttered open, as she woke up. "Hey sleepyhead." Soda said, as he sat down on the couch next to her. She rubbed her eyes and sat up. She reached for her Pepsi, and took a quick swig of it. "Hey." She said, looking at each one of us. She was probably really confused about why all three of us were circling around her. "Let's play truth or dare!" Soda exclaimed. We all agreed, and formed as small circle on Mary's living room floor. "Okay, I'll go first." Steve insisted. "Soda. Truth or Dare?" All eyes were on Soda as he bit his bottom lip. "Um, Truth." "Is it true that you like Annalise?" Steve smirked. Annalise was a Greaser that Soda had saved from the Socs a few days. A grin slowly appeared on Soda's face. "Maybe." Soda said as he nodded, and couldn't stop smiling. "I knew it!" Steve whispered. "Okay. Who's next?" Soda asked, as he looked around the room. His eyes came across each one of us, and stopped on Mary. "Mary. Truth or Dare?" "Dare." Mary replied, confidently. "I dare you to- I dare you to kiss Steve." Soda was smirking wildly at Steve, and Steve was motioning him to cut it out. Mary, being daring self, never escaped from a dare. She leaned into Steve quickly, while Steve was still talking to Soda. She put her hands on his cheeks, moving his head, so that his face was facing her. She leaned into him, until their lips we touching. She gave him a quick kiss, and pulled away, but Steve pulled her back in. The kiss, turned into a make out session, which lasted a couple of minutes. I got up, and couldn't take it any longer. Soda was still sitting on the ground, making kissing and Oooing noises. I grabbed my coat, and began running as fast as I could.
Why did Soda pick this dare? I kept thinking to myself. I used to like Mary, but it wasn't like that anymore. That was way before I started dating Toni. All of a sudden, Mary put her hands on my cheeks, so that I was facing her now. She leaned in quickly, and gave me a kiss, and pulled away. Ever since Toni broke up with me, Soda always teased me, saying that I could never get over her. I decided to prove him wrong. I leaned into her again, and it soon turned into a make out session. Me, being Steve Randle, could never pass up on a dare. I think the only reason why I continued kissing her, was because it felt like I was kissing Toni again, and of course because it was a dare. We broke away, and Soda stopped making kissing and Oooing noises.
"Where's Two-Bit?" I asked Soda. Soda was so caught up in making noises, that he didn't even notice that Two-Bit had left. "Maybe he had to go home." Soda said, trying to assure us. I looked up at the clock on the wall, and it read, '10:28.' "Guys, it's late out. Maybe we should go look for him to make sure that he's alright." Steve and Soda looked at me, and nodded. "Yeah, 'specially with those Socs hanging around our side of town at night." Steve chimed in. We all hopped in Steve's red pickup truck, and we're on our way to Two-Bit's house. When we got there, I opened the door and walked in. All of the lights were off. 'Maybe he's sleeping.' I thought to myself. I ran up to his room, quietly though in case he was sleeping, and turned on the light. His bed was empty. I searched the whole house, and there was no sight of him anywhere. Steve, Soda and I decided to split up, and look for Two-Bit. I checked the Soc side, Steve checked the Greaser side and Soda checked his house and Buck's place. I ran out of the house, and down the streets. Being on the Soc side of town was scary, but I didn't care; as long as I can find Two-Bit.
Seeing Steve kiss Mary made my heart feel like it was breaking into a million pieces. I kept replaying the scene in my head, as I kept running farther and farther. I stopped running when I realized that I was on the other side of town; the west side. I was now in Soc territory. I turned around, and began running back towards the Greaser territory, but it was too late. I was completely frozen, standing in the middle of the street, two headlights blinding me.