The following morning I woke up a little unsure where I was. I could feel arms around me, and I could hear a heartbeat other than my own. I slowly opened my eyes, finding myself cuddled up to Meat. Then I remembered. She had talked me into not making any rash decisions and thinking things over for a day or two.
In my heart I knew what I wanted to do, but my head was telling me something totally different. If I followed my heart I'd stay at the Heartbreak with Meat and the Bohemians, following my head and doing what was sensible would mean leaving, returning home, and dealing with whatever that would bring. I knew the dangers of staying and the dangers of leaving. In an odd way the dangers to me were worse if I left. But the dangers to the Bohemians and the girl I was currently wrapped up in would be a lot less if I left.
I careful untangled myself from Meats arms, which certainly wasn't easy. She let out a grumbling sound and turned over. I let out a breath of relief; I didn't want to wake her up at what was probably some un-godly hour. I needed time to think, to plan what I was going to do. There was a little voice in my head telling me that I knew what I had to do, but there was something stronger within me fighting it. I looked at where Meat was laying, sleeping, without a care in the world it seemed. I couldn't help but smile a little.
Quietly getting dressed I headed out of the room, closing the door behind me. I went out into the main part of the station, but it was empty, which was a good thing, less explaining to do. Taking a look around I headed to the stairs that lead to the surface.
Just as I was about to go up the stairs, I heard a voice behind me.
"Going somewhere?" the voice said.
"No… well, yes, but no… I need time to think." I replied.
"So you're just sneaking off, before everyone wakes up… Before she wakes up." They said.
"It's easier this way…" I said.
"You leaving isn't going to make this easier," they said, "not on you; you're here for a reason."
"I'm here because I'm too intelligent for my own good," I said, "I refuse to take the crap that my aunt considers a life…"
"There's more to it than that…" they said, "You were drawn here, to this group for a reason. There are Bohemian strongholds all over Planet Mall, there has to be a reason that you chose this one."
"It was closest…" I said.
"No it wasn't," the replied, "the one to the south was a lot closer… you walked for hours to get here, you could have made it there within half the time…"
"What's your point?" I asked.
"My point is, there has to be a reason," they said, "something that made you come here… and something that made us not tie you up, torture you, and send you back to your aunt in a bag."
"Well that's a pleasant thought…" I said, turning to look at them.
"You walking out of here isn't going to be good," Prince said, "everyone becomes a Bohemian for a reason, they believe everything we stand for without question… if you leave here you'll break her heart, you realise that."
"No I won't," I said to him, "she barely knows me… her heart won't be broken if I leave. Sure she'll be pissed off, but she won't be heartbroken…"
"You really don't understand do you…" he said.
"Make me understand." I replied.
"I can't," he said, "you have to figure it out for yourself… enjoy your thinking space, but don't go too far, even at this hour the Police will be out, and considering your aunts message… well just be careful."
With that he walked away, leaving me standing there.
I'd been on the surface for about 3 hours, sitting on top of a stripped down old van, thinking. I wasn't really getting anywhere with the thinking, it wasn't making my choice any easier, nor was it making sense of the whole situation. If anything it was making it worse. What Prince had said didn't help. Surely me leaving wouldn't affect Meat that much, like I'd said to him she barely knew me, we'd known each other two days.
There was one thing that kept popping into my head, one word, music. I wasn't sure why, but it seemed that the most important thing was music. While I'd been asleep the previous night I'd had a dream, we had managed to bring real music to Planet Mall without even leaving the Heartbreak. I had a mad idea of how that would work, but I was pretty sure that it would be highly dangerous. Saying that though, the things that were the most enjoyable always were the most dangerous.
I decided to head back to the Heartbreak; I needed to see if my mad idea would work. I didn't expect to find a very irate Meat waiting for me when I got back.
"Where have you been?" she yelled at me as soon as I set foot back in the Heartbreak.
"I needed to think…" I said, "I've had a really cool idea…"
"You took off without telling anyone where you were going," she said, "you didn't even wake me up before you left…"
"You were asleep," I said, "I didn't want to wake you…"
"So you just left me to wake up to an empty bed?" she asked.
"I would have left a note but I couldn't find a pen…" I said.
She stormed off down the hallway towards the main part of the station. I went to the bedroom to grab my laptop; I needed to see if my idea would be possible before I told anyone.
When I had my laptop I went to the main part of the station and sat off to one side with my back against the wall. Opening it up I logged in, and hacked into the Globalsoft mainframe. I needed to see if it would be possible to broadcast live over the internet and TV stations without having the broadcast traced. If it could be traced it would take the Secret Police a matter of minutes to stop it, and they wouldn't hesitate stopping us altogether.
An hour later I was still checking to see if it would be possible when Meat walked over to me. She stood in front of me looking at me for what must have been 10 minutes, before I looked up at her and she decided to speak.
"Are you planning to take over Planet Mall or what?" she asked, "you've been sitting there for an hour…"
"Not really Planet Mall…" I said with a smile, "just the broadcasting…"
"Okay," she said, "you've got my attention, explain…"
She sat down next to me.
"I have this idea…" I said, "which I was going to tell you about earlier before you set off ranting about waking up alone…"
She shot me a look.
"Still too soon to joke about it…" I said.
"Anyway," I said, "I was thinking we could hack into the mainframe, and broadcast music out to the idiots of Planet Mall…"
"What do you mean?" she asked.
"Well I can use the same channels that my aunt uses to broadcast her mind-numbing television shows and news updates, hack into it, and blast out some real rock music…" I said, "instead of that computer generated rubbish that the Gaga girls and clones from the Boy Zone listen to…"
"So we could have a rock concert…" she started.
"Without leaving the Heartbreak." I said, finishing her sentence.