The Fisher’s Living Room
Friday, September 8
Claire Lyons could help but laugh at how badly she was losing at her boyfriend’s video game (she wasn’t sure which one, all the shooting games blended together to her).
Her boyfriend, Cam Fisher, rolled his eyes and chuckled at her. “How are you doing so badly? All you have to do is point and shoot.”
She shrugged. “I don’t know, I guess pointing and clicking isn’t my thing.” She paused for a moment and, in all seriousness, said, “You know this is actually a really hard game.”
At that Cam busted out laughing. “This is the easiest one!! I lent it to Derrick and he won the boss level after he got his wisdom teeth taken out!!”
At the mention of Derrick, Claire tensed up. Sometimes she forgot he and Derrick were friend. “Oh wow.”
Cam playfully nudged her. “Remember that? He was completely looney!!”
Claire nodded and said quietly, “Yeah, I think I remember.”
Cam frowned, sensing a change in Claire’s tone. “You alright?”
She shrugged. “Yeah. Well, kinda.” She let out a sigh. On one hand she didn’t want to cause any issues between Cam and Derrick, but on the other hand she didn’t want to lie to him. “Derrick cheated on Massie.”
Cam’s jaw dropped. “What?? When? With who?”
Claire sat up and leaned against the arm of the Fisher’s couch. “Last Friday night at some party. Massie said it was with Alicia but Alicia said –and this is really weird, I know – it was actually Olivia who Derrick was with, not her.”
Cam gave her an odd look. “Olivia Ryan? How would Massie confuse her with Alicia? They look nothing alike. And didn’t Olivia move away a couple of years ago?”
Claire nodded. “Apparently Olivia was dressed like Alicia, wig and all. It’s really weird. Like, Alicia said she was framed by her cell going off and Massie thinking it was her.”
Cam leaned back. “That is really weird. Man, I can’t believe it. Derrick didn’t say anything to me or the other guys.”
“I guess he figured you’d hear it from me or he didn’t want to start anything, I don’t know.” Claire said with another shrug. “It’s all pretty crazy. Massie is so pissed at Alicia, I don’t really blame her. She kicked her out of the PC and, to be honest, I’m surprised she hasn’t done something like cut her hair off or pay some hit men to send her to Spain.”
Cam arched a brow. “Wow you went from hair cutting to hit men really fast.”
Claire let out a small laugh. “Well that’s Massie for you. She’s really hurt and mad. She’s hiding it well though, if I didn’t know I’d say everything was all good.”
“Hey I didn’t know and I thought everything was a-okay. She’s a good actress.” Cam noted.
“Yeah. It’s going to be weird tonight because she’s still having her Friday Night Sleepover, only without Alicia. It’s been years since that last happened.”
Cam nodded. “Yeah. Wait, isn’t that at 6?” he asked, glancing at the clock on his phone.
Claire shook her head. “Not tonight. She changed it to 7 so I still have some time.”
“That’s good or else you’d be running late and I can’t imagine Massie Block responding well to that.”
Claire chuckled. “Yeah she wouldn’t be thrilled. In fact, she once said-”
“Wait did you say last Friday night,” Cam suddenly interrupted her with wide eyes.
“Uh, yeah. That’s when Derrick cheated on Massie.” This time Claire was the one to frown. “Why?”
Cam sat up and pulled out his phone. “Do you know what time ‘cause Derrick texted me to call her at 7:15 that night because she was apparently getting him some tickets for Jay Z at 7 and his phone was broken and, honestly I don’t know but he told me to call her at 7:15 and she didn’t answer.”
“I don’t know but,” Claire hesitated. “I could ask her.”
“I think you should,” he said while scrolling through his phone. “I found it! I called her at 7:16 that Friday night.”
“Huh, that’s weird.” Claire said as she pulled out her phone. “I wonder if Derrick was trying to set you up to frame her or…I swear this sounds like something out of Gossip Girl or an Abby Boyd movie.”
He arched a brow and smirked. “What like Dial L for Loser?”
Claire rolled her eyes and she called Alicia. “That’s a little different but- Oh, Leesh. Hey!”
Cam moved forward to listen to Claire’s conversation. Claire put her phone on speaker and began to talk. “Leesh what time did you receive that call you were telling me about? The one that caused Mass to walk in on Derrick and Olivia?”
“Uh,” Alicia’s said, her voice slightly muffled. “Around 7, I think. Let me check. Why?”
“Cause Cam thinks it may have been him and that Derrick could have set him up to frame you, on accident of course,” Claire added, aware of how insane all of it sounded.
“That makes sense except I didn’t recognize the number so- “
“I just changed it a couple of weeks ago,” Cam chimed in.
“Kuh-laire am I on speaker?” Claire could feel Alicia’s glare through the phone.
“Yeah, but Cam is helping so therefore he’s listening,” Claire explained, asserting herself, and peered at Cam who rolled his eyes.
Alicia sighed. “Fine. Well the call came in at 7:16. Helpful?”
Claire’s jaw dropped. Was Alicia’s crazy story true? “Ehmagawd! That’s when Cam called you!!”
“Fisher you framed me!” Alicia snapped at, then giggled. “I can’t believe this. I told you I was framed and you didn’t believe me! Bitch!”
Claire rolled her eyes. “Okay well now I believe you. Happy?”
“Very,” Alicia said and Claire knew she was smirking. “Now all we have to do is tell Massie.”
Claire groaned. “That’s going to be the hardest part.” She paused then pulled her phone down to her face before cursing. “Crap, I have to go!”
“Friday Night Sleepover?” Alicia asked, a hint of jealousy and sadness in her voice.
“Yeah,” Claire said, grabbing her purse while Cam passed Claire her Keds.
“You should tell her then.” Alicia suggested.
Claire shook her head and set her phone on the couch as she slipped her shoes on. “No way. I’ll tell her tomorrow. I have to think of what to say.”
Alicia sighed. “Fine. I’ll hold you to that, you know?”
Claire stood up and slipped her purse over her shoulder. “I know you will. Gotta go. Bye.” Claire said, hanging up before Alicia could reply.
With a sigh, she slipped her phone in her purse and turned to Cam. “Thank you.”
He shrugged. “Just doing my boyfriend duties, no big deal.”
Claire smiled. “I know. Thank you.” She leaned forward and gave him a peck on the lips. “I really have to go!”
Cam followed her upstairs. “Are we still on for seeing the new Marvel movie Sunday?”
Claire nodded and stepped out the door. “Assuming I’m still alive by then. Love ya!”
And as Claire hurried down the walk, she heard Cam’s faint, unmistakable voice answer back: “Love you too.”
I’m finishing up my current plot and if you’re confused it’s okay. My whole idea for the plot started small, but ended up kinda crazy. So in summary: Massie thinks Alicia slept with Derrick, but Alicia says she was framed by Olivia and Derrick for some unknown reason. Kristen and Claire were able to prove that Alicia wasn’t completely lying (see last post), and now Claire and Cam just figured out that Cam was the one who was set up to call Alicia, unintentionally setting her up to be framed by Massie. Crazy, I know.
Anyway, thank you guys for reading, and if you are interested in joining my PC (we’re looking for a Dylan and Alicia) check out my PC page and visit Massie’s blog for the application!!