5:30 pm

"Uhhh… thank god I don't work tomorrow," I said shutting my car door and walking to the back door of my house. I turned to the knob and the door swung open effortlessly. After I closed the door behind me, the smell of smoke and weed assaulted my nose. And I could only think of one man.

"River! Your home?" I yelled not getting a response for a short taking my shoes off at the door and making my way to the living room.

"Yeah im- *cough* *wheeze* I'm here," he said just I rounded the corner seeing him on the couch, blunt in hand

"What's going on jade?" I asked him giving him a quick fist bump. River Wilson a.k.a 'Jade' is 6", 23 years old with an average build man with dark brown hair, light beard, and hazel eyes. He was wearing a red hoodie, green shirt, Aswell he had on black basketball shorts. He watching some tv when I came in.

"what's good Jason?" he said taking another hit.

"Nothing much I just got off work, the shop was a pain in the ass today," I said, after he got done with his hit. he was holding it in his lungs and passing it to me.

"You got tomorrow off?" he asked as I took the blunt and took a hit. I nodded my head as I held in the smoke." ah. So we all got the day off" he said with a grin as I finished my hit and handed it back to him and started making my way upstairs to my room. jade is a good man, me and his brother have been friends since before I can remember. One day we just kinda met at elementary school and we have been friends ever since, he even helps protect me from a few bullies back in the day. Right as I was about to head upstairs I heard the front door open, " hey river, is Jason home !?" Came a voice from the hall

" yeah, I'm home!" I responded " oh yeah!" another voice came as they made their way to the room. The first to walk in caring a case of beer was Michael Hays a.k.a 'Big country'. He is a bit of a heavier set guy. he is the tallest of the five of us being 6"5' but he is also the youngest being 21. He was wearing a camo jacket, blue jeans. short brown hair and brown eyes, he set the case between the couch and the recliner next to it on the right. He was the latest addition to the squad showing up about halfway through high school been with us ever since he's a nice guy if you don't piss him off." what's up Jason?" he asked

" nothin much, river told me we all have the next day off so I was gonna take a shower before the party starts"

" Hey Lil' jay," said the next one to walk in wal-mart bags in hand, Brain Wendelin a.k.a 'Butters'. It was a nickname someone gave him in middle school and it just stuck, hell I didn't know his name was brian until the end of high school. He is a little taller than me at 5"8' and the inverse of mike he is the oldest at 24. He had short and neat blond hair and blue eyes, he was wearing a white muscle t-shirt to show off the almost non-existing muscles he had, and a pair of black sweats and short blond hair. I met him in middle school river and his brother thought that he was bullying me at first but then we just started hanging out. He's how I met Michael. Don't let his looks fool you though, a year after high school he went to the marries he only came back a few months or so ago, and he won his fair share of fights in school.

" sup brian," I said giving him a quick head tilt " nothing much got whisky from wal-mart for ya'" he said showing me a bottle of jack-daniels. We had some brief talk about work today and generally annoying customers. Then I started to feel the weed hit me; it felt like I had a warm glow. " I got to take this shower or I'm gonna fuckin' vegetate in the shower," I said as I started the head upstairs." well hurry up roman gonna be here in a few minutes with pizza!" mike yelled to me as I hit the top.

I walked down the hall and into my room to grab some clothes before I walked back out the hall to the shower at the end, as I walked into the bathroom and turned the lights on, I caught my self in the mirror. " damn I need to shave" I said as I started to take my work clothes off. My name is Jason gal a.k.a ' Lil' jay' I'm 5" 7' and 23 years old. I won't say that I am muscular, but I'm not fat either. Most of my strength is in my legs from soccer, I had chocolate brown hair and a red-ish tinted beard; weird I know got it from my dad's side and brown eyes.

After I got out of the shower I put on some white gym shorts. I was just about to put my shirt on when I caught part of my back in the mirror. I looked over the scars on my back my hand was drawn to the name carved on my right shoulder blade. Just as I touched it the door to the bathroom opened I shot my head to the door and realized who came in. "h-hey roman" I said my voice slightly shaken, the man in the door just gave me a small smile. " hey Jason" he said as I put on a white t-shirt, Roman Wilson a.k.a.'noobman' that is his Gamertag and has been since he started gaming with me. He was 6" 2' and he was 23 as well, he is the twin to the river. They're fraternal twins just so you know, he had some light stubble and brown eyes. He was wearing a black shirt and beige cargo pants. Like I said I have known this man for longer than I can remember he was the first real friend I ever had.

"I still can't get over the fact that happened to you man," he said referring to my scars, just as I put my black and white hoodie on.

" yeah… it's not easy to forget either" I said in a kinda sad tone. He walked over and put his hand on my shoulder.

"you're lucky you lived, but we are glad you back brother," he said shaking me out of my stupor as we made our way back downstairs. As we made it to the bottom, I just barely caught the beer that Mikey tossed my way. He was sitting in the armchair on the right, brian in the left one, roman took his spot in the middle of the couch and I took a spot on the left side. As we sat watching tv brian started to pour some shots roman passed me a blunt and I took a couple of drags from it. Brian handed out the shots, he raised his glass and said " to family" the rest of us followed his lead with our own 'to family' as we slammed our shot down. As the drugs and alcohol in my system started to take effect, I looked around at the family that I had around me. because to me that's what they always have been, even when I came back and showed them the scars they only looked at me with kind smiles. It has been almost a year now but I am still happy to call these guys my brothers.

A few hours later about 9:30 pm

The night was winding down everyone was pretty wasted at this point especially me, I'm kinda the lightweight of the group. I was on the couch trying not to pass out when suddenly something drew me to Romans' room. He went in there a little while ago to play some games, with a struggle I manage to get off the couch and started to make my way upstairs having to grab the rails for support. In the room next to mine I heard what sounded like clicking, I opened the door to find roman clicking away at the computer, I looked over his shoulder and saw that he was playing Minecraft. he and I love that game, we did play it often.

" Hey bro you good," he said noticing me try not to die. I pulled up a chair next to him and just started watching him play.

" yeah… im- * hick* I'm alright," I said keeping my head steady. He handed me a glass of water that he had brought up, I chugged the whole glass; thanking the gods for the miracle that it was. After about ten mins the dizziness that I was feeling started to fade and clarity started to set in.

" Thanks, man… I needed that" I said calming down. It was then that ( in the game ) roman got teleported which was odd considering he was playing solo survival. The screen was black aside from the usual U.I. in the game. Then a figure appeared out of the darkness confusing me and roman. It looked like a notch skin be with a little more detail like he blinked and moved his arms more freely, As well as he looked more human-like. Roman just looked back at me for answers to which I had none so I gave him a shrug. Then the chat in-game popped up.

"Hello roman, Jason" Roman and I looked at each other with a mixed look of confusion and concern.' what the fuck was in that weed river!' i yelled in my head

" no your friend didn't drug you you are fine" came next in the chat, now I was scared. I looked over to roman to see he had the same expression on his face. Before he could say anything more roman shut the computer down, by now the fear and adrenalin pumping in our veins sobered us up.

" what the hell was that? " I asked roman hoping he was just messing with me, but the fear in his eye told me otherwise.

" yeah…. That's enough of that" he said as I got up and started to head out the room and down the stairs. Once we got to the bottom of the stairs we saw the rest of the gang just watching tv. I was about to join them right as our phones chimed not just mine and Romans all of our phones. I quickly pulled out my phone and noticed that I had a message. I opened my phone and took a look.

" well that was rude but now I can talk to all of you," said the message with no number. I looked over to the gang and notice that they had a confused look on their faces except roman who looked like he was about to bolt.

" what the hell is this?" Mikey asked I just shrugged

" dude I have no idea what's going on," I said just as our phones dinged again

" Perhaps it would be better to talk in person," it said. At that moment I started to feel dizzy I tried to call for help but when I looked around my vision started to get darker and darker until there was nothing left.

"...ja...Lil…" I heard trying to get off the ground "...Jason.." I heard it again the voice sounded like Brian's." Jason!" brian said as I started to sit up and my brain started to click back in to place. When I opened my eyes I was staring up at brian as he was shaking me awake, he reached out a hand to help me up which I gladly took. It was then that I notice that I was completely sober, I looked around our environment and there was not much to say. It just looked like an ever-expanding platform of darkness that surrounded us, nothing could be seen at the end. Everyone was here and well… for the most part, mike and river were still trying to get their footing with Romans help.' what the fuck just happened' i thought looking around to try and find a way out

"I can provide some answers," said a seemingly middle-aged man with a deep voice as he floated down to us. "Hello, I'm notch the god of the world you're going to," he said matter of factly

" wait 'about to'? What the hell do you mean" mike said with anger and confusion in his voice.

" well you all have been selected to got to my world and save it," he said gesturing to us.

" no offense sir, but why did you pick some nobody from the middle of nowhere," I asked just genuinely curious of the reason.

"I can't say," he said avoiding my question " all I can tell you is that I need your help to defeat my brother," he said. At this point, I started to get a bad feeling about this

" can we refuse?" brian asked, the way notch stood I can already tell his answer.

" no, sorry you're already here so there is only the way forward," he said 'son of a..'

" so let me get this straight, you kidnaped us and are forcing us to kill your brother. Why?" roman asked.

"Yes because he has started to kill the world, he is leading an army to kill everyone on the planet that is why I need your help," he said with worry on his face

" ok so we kill your brother then we get to go home? Do we get any kinda help with that matter?" river said now I was curious.

" yes, I'm gonna drop you off near a city when you get there to give the queen this note," he said as a letter materialized in front of me, I grabbed the letter and pocket it " other than that you will get some powers when you wake up"

" wake up?" I said as just as another dizzy wave hit and I started to lose consciousness as I hit the floor and void started to fade notch leaned down to us." lastly have fun in my world, till next time" he said as the world faded and our journey began.


AN

Hey guys! It's been a long time since I have written in my free time and I have to say that I am a bit rusty so it may take a little bit for me to get back into the grove of this again. Anyway I hope you enjoy