TITLE: Second Chances
Whitney has left her abusive mother behind in MS and is now enrolled at Penn State. She never looked back and has promised herself she will find a normal life, she will no longer be damaged. With the help of her roommate, Casey, Whitney is making friends.
In this scene, Wes (longtime friend of Casey and the head coach's son), Casey and Whitney are playing a game of truth or dare in the dorm foyer. Whit's never played, but the truths are telling too many of her secrets- so it's her turn.. and she's picked "dare".
“Ok, You asked for it.” Casey smirked.
I was afraid of that.
“You have to try and sneak Wes into our room, tonight, before curfew.” She whispered and laughed as she looked around.
“WHAT!” I squirmed in my chair. “Do you want me to get kicked out?”
“You won’t get kicked out. It’s Wes, for crying out loud. His dad will bail you out.” She said sarcastically.
I rolled my eyes at her. What a mess. I closed my eyes and looked at Wes. He was whispering to Casey and she was laughing. My cheeks involuntarily flushed.
“Alright, fine, Wes… I guess follow me.” I stood up and reached my hand for his. I looked around… no one was looking our way.
Maybe this would be easier than I thought.
I didn’t like getting in trouble, I never skipped school. I never got into any real trouble at home.
I sighed heavy.
“Don’t worry, you won’t get in trouble… I bet we won’t even make it up the stairs.” Wes teased.
“Don’t get me fired-up, I’m already annoyed.”
“Fired up?” he raised an eyebrow and let out a laugh.
“Stop! Please don’t antagonize me… you’re not making this any better. I could seriously throw up. I’ve never broken any rules, ever.”
He pulled me close to his waist, and looked deep in my eyes. He was looking at me so intently that I felt hypnotized.
He started to brush my hair with his hand, “Calm down, it’s fine. It’s just a dumb game.”