Title: Saving Lives - Chapter 1: Death Brings Us Together

Author: Jaden Dalton

Summary: Just after his childhood friend and boss die, hutch ended up dead too, leaving his friends behind. Their old friend, Kristin, who they haven't seen for years attends the funeral. That stirs things for Phin. Phin x OC pairing.

Disclaimer: I don't own anything but this plot and my OC.


Chapter 1: Death Brings Us Together

"This blows me."

Phineas stepped out of his sisters van.

"A lot of things blow you, they're just hardly ever human." His sister October Retorted.

"Ooo, and the voodoo mistress takes another swing, but it's a hit and a miss. You're forgetting about Kristin."

October stopped walking and smacked him.

"Ow!"

"How can you even talk about her like that after what happened?"

"Last time I checked, it wasn't any of your business!"

They walked inside and up to the casket. October put a hand over her mouth, her eyes welling with tears. Phineas looked at his sister and did a double take. He wrapped his arms around her and squeezed her.

"I can't believe he's dead."

October glanced at the casket.

"Do you think what he was saying about the video game was true?"

Phineas let her go and walked over to the wall, leaning his forehead on his arm. October took a step towards him.

"Phin, I'm sorry. I know how angry that makes y-"

"October, it's just a god damn video game. All right? Hutch didn't die from the game, ok?"

"OK!"

"What do I have to do to prove it to you? Play the fucking game?"

October cried harder

"NO! Please don't!"

October hugged herself and cried silently.

Phineas sighed.

"I'm sorry. Look, he probably died from the stress of his best friend and boss dieing within two nights."

"It wasn't suicide, I know that much."

Their friend Swink entered the room, taken aback by what he saw.

"Are you guys alright?"

October wiped her eyes

"I'm fine."

She stormed out of the room. Swink walked over and peered in the coffin.

Phineas joined him.

"Hey man, how you holding up?"

Swink leaned on the coffin.

"Better then you guys, apparently. Did you know Kristin's here?"

"What? Really? Shit."

"Why? What's wrong?"

"I don't know, man. It's just weird. Shit! Here she comes."

Kristin approached the boys.

"Hi Swink."

She gave Swink a hug, and then turned to Phin.

"Hi- oh...hi Phin."

She stepped back and looked at the floor.

"Have you seen October yet?"

"Ya, I saw her on the way in. How are you?"

"Fuck if I even know anymore."

He walked outside.

"He's mellowed out a lot."

Swink laughed.

"Na, it's just the stress. He'll be back to normal soon, I hope. You wanna do something, for old time's sake?"

"It'd be great do something with the group."

Phineas walked back in.

"Hey Swink, we're having a video game fest with the game hutch was playing. You in?"

"Well, I was going to hang out with Kristin for awhile."

"...She can come too. I guess..."

They all piled in Octobers van. They were silent all the way to the café. When they arrived, Phin stood awkwardly by the door.

"I guess I'll hook up the game."

"Nice place!"

Kristin stared around. There were a few cream colored couches, and one gray one. A big poster hung on the wall behind them. October Smiled.

"Thanks. A lot has changed since...the last time I saw you."

Phineas quickly changed the subject.

"Everything's already hooked up."

He sat next to Swink and elbowed him.

"Don't touch me, A-hole."

"A-hole? Dude?

"Profanity is for the feeble minded."

"Well, I'm f-ing sorry I offended you. Fuck Ass."

Everyone sat down and grabbed their controllers.

"Alright people, the name of the game is Stay Alive. We don't know much else, other then we're not supposed to have it, and we're playing it in the name of our dearly departed brother. We all ready for this?"

Everyone nodded. They pressed the power button.


A/N: Yep, Awesomely lame-tastic. But hey, I love it! My own crazy universe!