Help! - Part 11

Welcome to part 11 of “Help!”. This continues from parts 1 through 10, which you can find on my author profile page . :)

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Later that day, back at the old wishing well where Danny had confessed his feelings to him, Jake was getting impatient. He reached into his deep pocket and pulled out his mobile phone. He searched through the menu system, menu, messages, inbox... until he found the text which Danny had sent him earlier that day. It read:

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Jake, I’m sorry about how I acted yesterday, I know I fucked things up but I was just tired and confused I guess. I hope u can 4give me. If you wanna talk, meet me at the well at 6. Hopefully cya there.
Danny x.
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He looked at the time at the top of the small, bright screen. 6 14. “Maybe he changed his mind” Jake thought to himself as he began to wonder if Daniel was going to show up at all. He considered giving up and heading home but decided to wait just a little while longer just in case.

The minutes ticked by and Jake was getting more and more worried. “What’s keeping him?” he thought. Tick, tock, tick, tock...time etched away and it was now coming up to 6.30, Danny was uncharacteristically late. He was usually organised and committed to what he said. In other words, if he said he was going to do something, he would do it. This got Jake thinking and before long his mind started running away with it and started jumping to conclusions.

As he contemplated more and more about the situation he decided that it was obviously not that important to Danny for them to meet and sort things out. If it was important, he would have been there on time. Of course this was completely wrong but as most of us have experienced at some point in our lives, when you over-think things, sometimes you can reach a conclusion which seems realistic at the time, but in reality, is a long way away from the truth. Jake had built up a scenario in his mind which was untrue, however, it annoyed him and he decided that if Danny didn’t want to show up on time and try to sort out the problems between them, then he didn’t want to be there either! He was just about to leave when he heard the sound of panting behind him.


“Finally you decide to show your face!” Jake moaned as he turned to see an out of breath Danny approaching the wishing well. “Do you know how long I’ve been waiting here?!”

Danny was still trying to catch his breath before he responded, “I know... I’m sorry...I got here as fast...as I could!”

“Fuck man!” Jake commented, “you look like your gonna have a heart attack or something! Are you ok?”

“Yeah, I’ll be alright, I jus...I just need to...to rest a sec”


Jake saw how worn out Danny was and wondered why he was so out of breath, he can’t have ran that far, the bus stop was only around the corner, and he couldn’t possibly have ran all the way from his house because that’s miles away! He noticed Danny slump down, putting his hands on his knees and bending his back as he struggled to regain control of his lungs.


“Come on lets go sit down, there’s a cafe around the corner, I think it’s still open” Jake said as he reached out and grabbed Danny’s arm, giving him a helping hand while Danny struggled to breath.

“Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Daniel yelled out in agony!

“OH SHIT!” Jake exclaimed apologetically, “Sorry man I forgot about the arm. What happened to the bandages?”

Danny just looked at him angrily, holding his broken arm with his working one.

“Ok, you can tell me later, I am really sorry though. Let’s go sit down.


The atmosphere was thick and heavy again. They’re problem solving hadn’t started well at all!


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The two young men were now at the small cafe which was situated just around the corner from the old wishing well. They were sat alone at they’re table, nobody else in the building except them and the very kind old lady who worked there. This small, quiet building was the perfect place for them to sit and talk. It was distraction free and comfortable. However, to begin with, the cafe was even quieter because neither Jake nor Danny knew what they should say. Eventually the silence was broken when Jake ...


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