Chapter Seven:

Joey opened his eyes, the fact that he was still with Seto and the two of them had fallen asleep together on the sofa hitting him like a ton of bricks. He sat up and looked around the room. It was still dark outside.

"Seto!" Joey hissed, shaking the brunette awake.

"What?" Seto asked, still half asleep.

"We fell asleep!"

Seto sat straight up, wearing a worried expression.

"Damn it! What time is it?"

Joey pulled his phone out of his pocket and flipped it open.

3:47 a.m...

"I gotta go!"

The two boys got to their feet and headed for the bedroom door. But they weren't getting out of this little predicament that easily...

The door slowly began to open...

Joey ducked under the bed faster than he ever thought he was capable of, instinctively holding his breath in.

"What the hell are you doing up so late?" came a burly voice from the doorway.

"I actually fell asleep on my couch watching a movie." Seto smoothly covered up. Well... He'd covered up the fact that someone had been here with him anyway. His voice sounded steady, no nervousness detected whatsoever.

"Well, whatever. Did you get the paperwork finished from earlier?"

"Yeah."

Joey heard Seto's father's heavy footsteps make their way across the room.

"Have you picked up smoking?" he asked.

Oh, fuck! Joey thought, biting his bottom lip and clenching his fists together.

"Yeah." Seto replied cooly.

"Hm...Well, just don't do it in the house." his father simply said.

Joey relaxed a bit.

"Did you just get back?" Seto asked.

"Yeah."

It was silent for a couple of minutes, and Joey desperately wanted to know what was going on.

"I'm going to bed now. You should get there, too."

"Okay." Seto replied.

Joey was thankful they had broken the silence.

He waited until he heard Seto's father exit the room and Seto let him know it was safe before he crawled out from underneath the bed.

"What was that all about? Why'd he come up here?" Joey asked, his voice going a mile a minute.

"Relax. He does it all the time." Seto replied, "He's kind of suspicious about me sneaking out."

Joey frowned at sat down on Seto's bed.

"What now? How am I going to get out of here?"

"Dad probably won't come back in here til the morning... We'll wait a bit then I'll try to sneak you out."

"How could we let ourselves be so careless?" Joey continued to rant.

Seto shrugged and tossed Joey his pack of cigarettes.

"Here. I'm sure you could use one of these right about now." he said with a slight chuckle.

Joey nodded as he lit one up and let the blissful nicotine fill his lungs, soothing the rest of his body.

"Nice cover up for the cigs, by the way. Isn't he gonna expect you to be smoking from now on?"

"I'll tell him I quit it."

"And he'll believe you?"

"Probably not. But I honestly don't give a damn."

Joey frowned.

Maybe Seto would have been different nowadays if his father had been there for him more. He probably didn't know how to act most the time.

"You don't seem all that worked up about your dad bursting in here."

"Nothing that man does shocks me anymore." Seto said.

Joey stepped closer to the brunette and put his arm around his shoulder.

Joey tried to sympathize. His own father wasn't a bad man... just never there. His father was always gone. Joey honestly had no idea where the guy went for so long.

Seto leaned in and lightly kissed the blonde, causing Joey to momentarily forget their situation.

It was so odd how things turned out...

Maybe this wasn't such a bad Summer...

Hopefully things would get better not that he had Seto by his side...

Sorry for the delay in updating.
I was stricken with writer's block lol.
I hope anyone who reads it enjoys it.

I definitely plan on making the chapters longer.
And more detailed...

Reviews are always nice!

Til next time :)