Another chapter for today, it's a bit longer so hopefully you all will enjoy it :)

High Risks

"This is exactly what I needed." Brianne inhaled sharply handing the joint to Mod.

"Weed is exactly what everyone needs," Mod laughed out loud, smoke drifting from his mouth.

"I can't believe your brother let you take the van," Brianne stated blowing smoke into the already cloudy air above them.

Mod burst into giggles. "Well, he didn't really let me, but he's passed out so I just took it. Besides, on the phone you sounded like you really needed some weed". Brianne forced a laugh. She called Mod right after she left Dawn's house. She did need the weed, she needed it so she wouldn't start crying like a baby over Dawn.

"Yeah, well Dawn and I sort of just got into an argument. Whatever, she's just being a bitch," Brianne sipped on a Coke resisting the urge to breakdown and tell Mod everything. It was so hard to go through a break up that you couldn't tell anyone about. She didn't know what to do, so she decided to get wasted.

"Did you guys break up or something?" Mod choked on smoke passing the joint to Brianne.

"What? Wh-what are you talking about?" Brianne's heart came into her throat and she had to make sure she heard Mod right.

"I know you guys were trying to be secretive about it, but you guys were dating. I've seen you two together, and honestly don't know how no one else hadn't figured it out before me. Plus, I heard you guys arguing last night behind the bushes". Brianne just sat there with her jaw wide open in shock. She knew people were suspicious. "Don't worry, I haven't told anyone, and I won't. Promise." Mod gestured to the joint again. Brianne took a long drag.

"Look Mod, the truth is–" Someone was banging on the van's door. "We'll talk later, all right?" Brianne nodded her head as Mod opened the door. Pete and Hanky climbed through with Big Gulps and Twinkies in their hands.

"What up guys!" Mod shouted passing the joint to Hanky. Pete gave a small smile and sat next to Brianne offering some of his Twinkie. After another joint was rolled and lit, they were all pretty high. Especially Brianne. She couldn't get Dawn off her mind and considered going to her house. The main reason Brianne never came out about their relationship is because she thought everyone would treat them different, and her parents would freak out completely. But maybe it wouldn't be so bad…

"Can you believe that party last night? What a bomb way to end the year!" Mod sipped on a Big Gulp.

"Hell yes! That's how the entire summer is going to be, guys. Partying, getting wasted and getting high!" Hanky sang out sending them all into giggles except Pete who had been unusually quiet.

"What's up with Pete?" Mod questioned Hanky.

"He's all bummed because Julia dumped him this morning." Pete punched Hanky in the arm with a sad look on his face. "Hanky, you don't have to tell everyone! Jesus! Let me hit that," Pete motioned to Brianne who passed him the fresh joint.

"Seriously dude?" Mod exclaimed looking just as shocked as Brianne did.

"Yeah, what happened man?" Brianne asked.

"She cheated on me," Pete inhaled the smoke then choked out, "with Dylan".

"Are you fucking kidding me?" Brianne knew that Julia was considering cheating on Pete with Dylan but didn't think she would actually go through with it. Then, remembered that Dawn was the one who had suggested it in the first place. Bitch.

Hanky shook his head no and so did Pete. Brianne couldn't believe this. "Does Stacey know?"

Pete shrugged his shoulders. "Maybe you should tell her," Brianne offered. Even though they were all best friends, it wasn't right for Julia to hook up with Stacey's boyfriend just to see if she was over Pete. Stacey deserved the right to know.

"Drama," Mod said taking the joint from Hanky. All the guys exchanged a knowing look.

"What?" Brianne and her friends never had drama. Not between them anyways.

"Bri, if Pete tells Stacey then she's going to freak out on Julia . Drama, think about it," Mod told her.

"Julia fucked Pete over, with Dylan, might I remind you. Think about that," Brianne took a last drag and opened the van door. "I'll see you guys later, I need some sleep." The guys sat in the van, circulating the joint and the Big Gulps.

"That's not such a bad idea," Hanky finally broke the silence. "Look, dude. You can try to sugar coat the situation all you want, but Pete, Julia cheated on you with that douche. Not only that but you've tried everything to make her happy and she's made you miserable for over a year now. Mod can vouch for that," Hanky looked to Mod for reassurance.

"I'm not getting involved!" Mod replied quickly.

"Whatever, the point is, you should tell Stacey. The least Julia should have to suffer is a little best friend drama," Hanky concluded. Pete sat silently contemplating Hanky's argument. Hanky pulled his cell out of his sweatshirt pocket and handed it to Pete. Without thinking about it anymore, Pete dialed Stacey's number.

"Hi, you've reached Stacey! I can't answer my phone right now, so leave a message at the beep!"

"Hi Stacey, it's uh Pete…"