I know I know I REALLY need to stop with the new stories and I SWORE that I was going to complete one before I started a new one (and before I started the sequel for An Honest Mistake) but this came to me and I just couldn't let it go!
"Carlos hurry up and get dressed Gustavo's already pissed at us!" Kendall yelled out from the living room. Carlos huffed, standing his closet and looking at his shirts.
"I'm hurrying; I just don't know what shirt to wear!" He yelled back. It wasn't as though there was a special occasion; he just wasn't sure what to wear. What about his purple V-neck, or his blue striped sweater? So many options but nothing was quite jumping out at him.
"JUST PICK SOMETHING!" Logan, Kendall, and James all screamed out at him. Carlos sighed and stared up at the ceiling shaking his head. Suddenly he felt something hit him before tumbling down on the ground. Carlos looked down and saw paint chips and broken pieces of plaster from the closet wall.
"Whoa something broke!" Carlos held the pieces between his fingertips and looked around the closet to see if he could spot where it had fallen from, but he just couldn't quite place it. "Oh my god…what if…." He was mumbling to himself and his eyes instantly grew wide in both fear and curiosity. "Hello? Is anyone there? Is there a ghost in my closet!?" He asked in pure fright.
"Hello?" A female voice replied. Carlos' mouth fell open; his chin could have hit the floor with how shocked he was.
"Oh my god….Are you a ghost?!" He questioned.
"Uh…what?" The voice responded, completely confused. "Did you just ask if I'm a ghost?"
"Duh! I can't see you, only hear you!" Carlos said in an obvious tone.
"Um….yeah sure I'm a ghost."
"Whoa! What's your name ghosty?" Carlos leaned against the wall, fascinated that there was a friendly ghost in his closet. Well, he was assuming she was friendly; she hadn't tried to kill him yet. "You're friendly, right?"
"Yeah I'm friendly, my name is Gwen—"
"CARLOS HURRY THE FUCK UP!" James hollered from the living room.
"Oh crap, sorry Gwen the Ghost but I have to go! Hey, I can't decide on what shirt to wear? Should I wear my purple V-neck, or my red one, oh or my blue striped sweater?"
"Um, purple's always a nice bet!" Gwen answered.
"Great! It's like you knew purple was my favorite color! Bye Gwen I'll see you later!" Carlos waved to the roof and ran out to the living room with the guys while pulling the shirt over his head.
"Ugh, finally, what the hell were you doing in there?" Logan snickered as they walked to the elevator.
"Trying to rub one out before we left huh?" James teased along with elbowing Carlos in the ribs.
"No I wasn't touching myself James, I'm not like you ya know!" Carlos retorted, grinning as he saw James' face fall. "Yeah I hear you when you take a shower. Breaking up with Candy was hard on you huh?"
"Fuck you." James glared and punched Carlos in the shoulder. Carlos growled and punched James in the stomach, so James raised his fist, as did Carlos, but Kendall stepped in between the two.
"Alright guys let's cut it out!" Kendall sighed and shook his head. "Can't we just go ten minutes without trying to kill someone?"
"Uh…..no." His three best friends answered.
"Great, just what I wanted to hear." He muttered and rolled his eyes as they went out to their car.
"Hey, I never told you guys why I was late!" Carlos said as they climbed out of their red sports car.
"Los, it's been six hours, I think it's safe to say we don't care anymore." Logan chuckled as he shoved the car keys into his pocket.
"Yeah seriously dude, unless you discovered something amazing we don't care." James nodded in agreement with Logan, pushing through the double doors.
"But I did discover something amazing!" Carlos whined, making them stop and wait for him as he ran to the vending machine to get himself fruit snacks. "There's a ghost in my closet!" Carlos stared at the package of fruit snacks, watching it fall so he could pick it up. His friends didn't make a peep, and when he turned to them to see why they weren't talking, they were all biting their lips with their faces turning red. "Guys?"
"A ghost!?" Kendall yelled and burst out into laughter. As soon as he started laughing, James and Logan started to laugh as well.
"Oh god, you can't be serious!" Logan laughed and wiped a tear from the corner of his eye.
"Ghosts don't exist dude!" James laughed and patted Carlos on the back, shoving his fingers into the package to grab a few gummies as they walked to the elevator. "You sure you didn't hit your head or something when you were getting dressed, like last time?"
"No I did not hit my head!" Carlos growled and moved away so no one else could eat his snack. "I'm serious, there's a ghost in my closet, and I'll show you guys! Well you can't see her, only hear her."
"Oh, a female ghost huh?" Kendall sighed and shook his head.
"Dude just how lonely are you?" Logan questioned as they walked into the apartment.
"I'm not lonely damn it! Come on!" Carlos growled and walked away from them quickly, heading right towards his closet. As soon as they were all in his shared bedroom with James, and stuck their heads into the closet, Carlos tried to prove his point. "Hey Gwen! Gwen the Ghost can you say something? My friends are here and don't believe me about you!" There was silence, and Carlos could feel his friends staring him down, thinking that he was such an idiot. "Gwen, come on say something, please!" He begged, but again there was no voice.
"Alright Carlos, maybe you need a nap." Kendall sighed and patted his shoulder. "I'll catch you later; I'm going to go to the movies with Tiff." Kendall left the room and walked out of the apartment.
"And I'm going to try to convince Kate I'm not a huge slut like she thinks I am…." James nodded.
"Well…but you are." Logan furrowed and turned to stare at James.
"Whatever dude I still like her I'll think of something. Good luck nut job." James patted Carlos on the back and left the apartment as well.
"You're leaving too?" Carlos sighed and glanced over at Logan who nodded.
"Yup, book signing for that calculus book I got last week; I want to get the first, freshest signature. Good luck with your uh…ghost." Logan nodded and also patted Carlos before leaving the apartment. Carlos sighed and leaned against the door frame before sinking to the floor. He wasn't nuts, right?
"Carlos? Did you call me?" He heard Gwen call out and immediately his ears perked up.
"Yes I did—hey wait how did you know my name?" He frowned.
"I'm a ghost….I know everything?" She said, unsure of her own statement but he didn't catch that.
"Oh right of course, silly me!" He chuckled and shook his head. "Hey how come you didn't answer when I called for you? My friends were here and didn't believe me about you!"
"Oh, well I was busy doing ghost things—"
"Only the bad ones." Gwen chuckled. "I'm sorry, you can call them back if you'd like."
"Nope! I think I'll keep this secret to myself, they don't believe me anyway..." Carlos shrugged and looked up at the ceiling as he spoke. "Hey Gwen?"
"Why are you a ghost?"
Fuck…. "Oh, well um-"
"Oh it's okay if you don't want to talk about it!" Carlos interrupted, and Gwen sighed in relief. "Sometimes it can be hard to talk about, I understand! Hey do you like corn dogs? Well did you like corn dogs?"
Gwen was baffled by how quickly Carlos was able to switch between subjects, but she didn't mind it, she thought it was cute. "I did actually! Well I liked them wrapped in bacon that was so good. I used to mix ketchup and mustard together and dip it in that."
"Mix the two of them together? Whoa I've never tried that before…" Carlos said in awe.
"Oh you should definitely try it, it's delicious! I can't believe you haven't had that yet!"
"I know, but now that you told me to I will! It's safe to trust a ghost's food suggestions right? You won't poison me?"
"Don't worry Carlos I won't poison you." She giggled and Carlos grinned hearing her laugh.
"Yeah you won't poison me; evil ghosts don't have a cute laugh like that!"
"Are you flirting with a ghost?"
"What?!" Carlos jumped up. "No! I'm not flirting with a ghost I was just saying that—"
"Hey, relax I was only teasing!" Gwen chuckled while Carlos sighed in relief. "So what are you doing now Carlos?"
"Nothing, I have nothing to do. Can we talk for a little while? This is the first time I get to actually talk to a ghost that answers me back!"
"Sure I can stay for a little while to talk before I get to my haunting duties…"