((Alright, because this thread seems to be the center of much drama, I'm wrapping it up. And yes, I did just godmod some characters into getting arrested, and I'm the admin, so I can do that. :-P))
Steve had offered to take her home, and Viki was more than happy to accept his offer, considering Chelsey had disappeared sometime prior and Viki certainly didn't want to walk all the way home this late at night, but then something had gone completely awry in the bowling alley, and everything had happen so fast that she wasn't quite sure what was even going on anymore.
She had followed Evan and Steve inside, against her better judgement considering she really didn't want to deal with Kara for the remainder of the night, and the strange kid that had been talking to them outside seemed to have slipped into the building as well, and right into the already heated conversation that was going on between Brad and Gabe. Words were exchanged, and all of a sudden, Gabe was flinging wildly at Josh. Maybe it hadn't been such a good idea to get a ride from Steve after all.
Viki wasn't about to get involved in the fight, and things were getting out of hand way too fast. Kara and Brad seemed like they were about to square off nearby, and Steve was right in the middle of everything. She could only imagine that Evan would jump in sometime soon as well, and probably Troy who was still sitting not all that far away, and quite possibly the remainder of the Southridge students that seemed to be loitering around the area.
All in all, it didn't look too good for any of them.
She heard the manager, who had until now been standing behind the counter watching the bowling alley, yell something at them, but the noise from the fight was so loud that Viki couldn't quite hear what he'd said. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw him disappear, but she didn't give any thought to where he had gone. She was more concerned about not getting hit herself.
Man, we should've just gotten a lane by ourselves. What a nightmare.
She slunk down the corridor of the bowling alley once again before fishing her cell phone out of her purse. Chelsey was nowhere to be found and now seemed like a good time to make her grand exit from the bowling alley, before things got way too crazy.
They'd probably just get broken up anyway, and she somehow doubted that Steve would be in the mood to give her a ride home after this whole thing had happened. After a moment, she fished the cell phone out of the bottom of her purse and called her dad. The phone rang a few times before a kind voice picked up on the other side of the line.
"Hello?" the older man answered quizzically.
"Daddy?" Viki responded.
"Hey Vik!" Mr. Valentine replied, "What's up?"
"Can I get a ride?" she inquired.
"Oh, I would Vik, but I just got a call to head down to the bowling alley. Guy said some kids were stirring up some trouble down there, big fight or something. But hey, I'll call ya when we get done, and if you still need a ride, I'll come get ya, alright?"
"Uh..." Viki spat out, "Yeah... yeah dad, that's fine. I'll try to find another ride... thanks. I gotta go, I love you."
"Love you too Vik," her father mused before hanging up the phone.
Suddenly, the disappearance of the manager into the back room made perfect sense. He had probably yelled at them to break it up, and when they hadn't, he had called the police. Things were turning very ugly, very fast. She hadn't exactly wanted to walk home, or to walk anywhere, but it was probably time to cut their losses and get out of there.
She wasn't planning on grabbing Gabe or Kara or any of the group that was currently trying to kill one another, that much was for certain, but she definitely didn't want to head out onto the streets alone, and it was looking like that was going to be her only choice. The brawl only seemed to be escalating as she re-entered the bowling alley, and all she could really do was grab the nearest person to her, who happened to be Evan, and gently pull them to the side.
"The cops are coming," she stated in a hushed voice, "We should probably split, unless you wanna be some guy named Betty's bitch for the night."
She wasn't going to wait on Evan, he would either follow her or he wouldn't. Either way, she was getting out of there before the police -- namely her father -- showed up. It didn't matter that she hadn't been in the wrong, the fact that she had been at the scene to begin with would put her in a bad place, and although it would provide ample opportunity to do something horrible like get Kara in a lot of trouble, nothing was worth being escorted out of the bowling alley in handcuffs. She moved quickly back down the alley she had emerged from, trying to act inconspicuous as she headed out the door. Hopefully Evan would follow en suite. If not, he'd probably be arrested just like the remainder of them.
((Continued in The Paths We Take...
Viki had barely made it out of the exit door before a squadron of police vehicles arrived in the parking lot of Bryan's Bowl-a-Rama. In no time at all, a swarm of police were surrounding the brawling students, slapping handcuffs on all of them, and escorting them outside and into the back of different police vehicles. The bowling alley was in chaos with the police, the students, and the other inhabitants scattered in various places. In the front, a dismayed Bryan was pointing at the culprits, and they were being escorted into police cruisers.
"So what're we gonna do with these kids?" one of the cops inquired to another, "Are we really gonna take 'em down to the station for fightin'?"
The other man shrugged.
"We should scare some sense into 'em, ya know it?" he grinned.
"Bryan pointed out the ones that started the fight," another stated, "The kid with the braces started everything, and the little blonde girl apparently hurled a bowling ball at one of the other kids. Ya think they're on drugs?"
The other two chuckled.
"Who knows? Kids are crazy these days."
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