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Amon POV:

    I tackled my best friend from behind, leaving us both sprawled out on the ground. He started squirming, not liking being on the ground, in the dirt.

    "Amon! Let me up!" I heard my distressed best friend yell at me. I laughed and got up, pulling the tiny bookworm up with ease. It had been two months since I'd seen him last.

    I looked at my best friend. He had chocolate-brown hair and  even deeper, darker brown eyes. He had almost no freckles, except for the ones that seemed to make the shape of an A. He was pretty tan, summer break just ending and all. I looked at him closely, he was wearing a dark blue vest and even darker blue pants. Realizing he wasn't wearing his dorky glasses, I gasped.

    "I'm so sorry, Choc!" I said, using my nickname for him, since he looked like a twix-bar, and started searching for them. He just stared at me for a minute before bursting into laughter. I looked at him oddly. What was so funny? He told me glasses were expensive and that if they ever broken, he would be screwed.

    I watched my friend laugh until he finally caught his breath enough to gasp out to me, "I... Ha... I got contacts over the summer, idiot!" He was laughing quietly still. We were the only ones in the courtyard to the school right now, luckily.

    I gaped at him. He'd told me that contacts were even more expensive than glasses. how did his family get enough money to afford contacts?

    I was itching to know and he knew it, but he took his sweet time catching his breath. "So, my mom knows how much I've been wanting contacts for every birthday and how close you come to breaking them every day, so she scraped all the extra money she could to get me contacts. It actually took a long time, she said, but she did it. I'm glad to have them, since I don't have to worry about you breaking them," he taunted playfully.

    I gave him a playful glare, then I smiled as brightly as I could muster without seeming suspicious. "I'm so happy for you!" I yelled and tackled him onto his back on the ground.

    "Hey look! A is back!" I heard from behind me. I smiled brightly and started rolling in the dirt with Mr. Chocolate Chip Cookie under me. I heard a few playful whistles and catcalls and a few people told us to get a room.

    A lot of people thought me and Mr Cocoa powder here were dating, not that I discourage it... In fact, I add more fuel intentionally, but I don't think he realizes it. I only do it to tease him with it. He's my best friend and I'll never leave his side.

   He pushed me off of him laughing, "Jerk! Get off! You're gonna get my clothes dusty!"

    I laughed, getting up and pulling him after me for the second time in the last ten minutes. I slung my arm over his shoulder with a small laugh. "So, how was summer, Cocoa? You know, with the whole me not being there for the first time since we met," I asked with a bright smile.

    "It was alright... But I missed you, summer was pretty dull without you.... Especially my birthday, you really are the life of the party," he joked.

    I smiled as we started walking into the school. "So, what are your classes this year? In order, dude.... Not like last year," I asked while rolling my eyes. His eyes lit up and he offered me his schedule. I looked at the paper in front of me and a big grin broke across my face. "Score! Only one class apart!" I shouted while pumping my fist.

    He sighed while I laughed. "You're not using my papers this year, got it?" he asked while giving me a joking glare.

    I gave him a big smile and replied, "Sure, whatever you say, buddy." He just sighed and shook his head. "it's the third class we don't have together, by the way," I told him.

    He nodded and I kept walking to our first class. "So what extra-curricular activities are you doing this year?" Cocoa Powder asked me.

    I thought for a moment. "Same as last year," I told him, "None of the others seem very... Exciting." He nodded and we headed into class just as the bell rang.

 

 

    We headed out of our last class of the day. I had my arm slung over the bookworm's shoulders as he read a book he brought to school. Once we were out of the school, I let out a loud shout and the Brunette's head snapped up towards me. I laughed as he punched my arm.

    "The boy who cried wolf, haha, it's oh so funny to freak me out," he said sarcastically. I just laughed and kept walking with him.

    "Oh, come on, I just got back and felt like some fun, what's the harm in that?" I asked him. We were making our way to his house, since mine felt lonely. I released him as he pulled out his house key. After the door was unlocked, I ran to his room and flopped onto his bed, staring up at the ceiling.

    He followed after me more slowly and just slowly laid on the floor. "I'm tired..." he mumbled out and fell asleep face-down on the floor.

    I laughed quietly and got up, reaching him on the bed with me. He curled up to me in his sleep. I figured that I could get some rest before I had to get home and laid next to him, falling asleep.

    I woke up face-to-face with the Coco boy and smirked a bit. If he woke up now, his face would be flame red. I sat up and looked at the time.

    "Holy crap, it's midnight," I muttered to myself, "I need to get home." I got up and shook little sleeping beauty awake.

    "Hmm... Just a few more minutes...." he muttered sleepily.

    I leaned into his ear and whispered, "There are chocolate pancakes on the stove." He shot up and I laughed. "I was pulling your leg, you need to lock up behind me, I'm going home, dude," I told him.

    He gave me a glare but got up and walked me to the door. He glanced at his watch. "Are you sure you can't stay the night or let me walk you home?" he asked with concern filling his voice, "It's pretty late..."

    "I don't think you would make it there," I joked, "I'll be fine, don't worry about it." I headed off as he locked the door and headed back to bed. I decided to go the quick route by dodging through a few alleyways.

    I was turning the corner and suddenly felt someone cover my mouth and pinch a nerve. I blacked out immediately.