CHAPTER 4: Bloodline
4.5 Bloodline: Circle Yes Or No
Ahote grabbed the bottle of vodka from Dyami and took a swig. “Dude now I’m nervous Aoki looks way out of my league right now,” Ahote said.
“Man chill she’s still the same average girl from yesterday she just has more makeup and fewer clothes.” Dyami chuckled.
“How do I look?” Ahote asked as checked his reflection in the mirror.
“You look good, you know for you.” Dyami joked.
“Ha, Ha very funny now get in the backseat,” Ahote said as the girls approached the car.
Dyami got out of the passenger seat of the truck and opened the back door for Kim to get in. “After you.” He said with a smile as Kim slid in the backseat.
“You look beautiful,” Ahote said as Aoki got into the passenger seat of the truck and shut the door.
“Thank you,” Aoki replied as she began to blush.
“Yeah you two look amazing,” Dyami said chiming in as he got in the truck and shut the door. “I brought some vodka if you two want to drink.” He added.
“I don’t know,” Aoki said nervously. “I never have drunk alcohol before.” She added.
“Its cool I even brought cranberry juice to mix it with,” Dyami said. “You will not even be able to taste the liquor, I promise.” He added.
“Kim, what do you think?” Aoki asked.
“I could drink,” Kim replied nonchalantly.
“Okay I guess but give me just a little bit of vodka and a lot of juice,” Aoki said.
“Yeah I’ll take the same thing,” Kim said as Dyami began to make their drinks.
Ahote started up the truck and slowly pulled away from Aoki’s house. As they made their way out of the reservation, he turned on the radio to fill the empty, awkward air. He watched out of the corner of his eye as Dyami handed Aoki her drink. He smiled as she took a sip and made a disgusted face. “How does it taste?” He asked with a grin.
“Not good.” She laughed as she sat the cup in the cup holder.
“Yeah I’m not a drinker either I only drank because I was nervous about tonight,” Ahote said.
“Nervous?” Aoki asked shocked. “What do you have to be nervous about?” she asked.
“Are you kidding?” Ahote asked as he looked over at Aoki. “Have you seen you?” he asked as Dyami and Kim whispered amongst them in the backseat. Aoki smiled and lowered her head. “I’m serious you could have any guy you want, but you are here with me even after the whole Chenoa thing.” He said. “I happy you gave me another chance.” He added.
“Me too.” She replied as Ahote held her hand.
“Hey can you two lovebirds in the front seat turn up the radio, I like this song,” Dyami said.
Ahote let go of Aoki’s hand and turned up the radio as he looked in the rearview mirror to the backseat where Dyami and Kim were kissing passionately. I guess Dyami was right about how girls get friendlier after a few drinks, he thought. “Well, they look like they are getting along much better.” He said as he grabbed Aoki’s hand. Aoki glanced into the backseat of the truck and began to chuckle.
“I knew she liked him,” Aoki whispered to Ahote.
“What about you, who do you like?” Ahote asked as he squeezed her hand.
“I’ve got my eye on this cute Chief in training, but I’m waiting to see how our first date goes before I commit to anything.” She replied with a smile.