Lights were flashing throughout the campus which could only mean one thing, this day was gonna be rough. I followed the line of people that were headed for the on campus bomb shelter when I saw her, the girl that had been ghosting me all semester.

“Hey June, looks we are going to the same shelter. Pretty cool, right?”

She was already not impressed.

“Bug off Mike.”

With a roll of her eyes and a flick of her hair I knew I was going to stay with her till they let us out. You see we were neighbors my entire life and I just couldn’t get her out of my mind.

“I’m serious, BUG OFF!”

She was trying to walk a bit faster but I matched her step.

“You know, I was just thinking, it’s better if we stick together, God only knows who else is gonna be down there.”

She was silent then she shot me a look, Ha! I knew I could appeal to her better nature. Took us a few minutes, like ten, but she let me walk all the way with her then everyone was paired off into groups of four. Luckily, we were together.

“Alright, let’s get one thing straight, we are not talking.”

It was weird how she changed, when we were kids we did everything together, now she hates me… or! Loves me!!

“Okay, okay, just let me ask one question?”

She gave me a look that could kill and slowly nodded her head.

“Doritos and tequila or takis and vodka?!”

I whipped them out of my bag as I asked and a small smile formed to her lips.

“Alright, I guess this won’t be so bad.”

Yes!!! One wall down. I had her approval and now to wait.


He was always so persistent I rarely could say no, and those puppy dog eyes, I shook my head June you gotta stay focused! I looked at him again with that goofy grin as he held up the snacks.

“Alright, I guess this won’t be so bad.”

I lied, this was about to be horrible! The night when on and truth or dare was always a go to if you are drinking. I was so glad that the bunker was built uneven, the bottle rarely ended up on me. Then after 10 rounds he finally spun it and it landed on me. Oh great.

“Alright June, Truth or dare?”

I looked about the group, I’m pretty sure I was sweating, then back at him. There was no way I was choosing dare…


It blurred out so quick I didn’t know what else to do.

“Do you like me?”

Wow, straight forward guy.

“Yes, but not how you think.”

A look of confusion came on everyone’s face including Mike’s.

“What? No! I know you’re lying.”

A small smirk came to his lips as he leaned forward ignoring my saying no and pushing until finally it slipped…


He froze, everyone was silent, and I opened one eye to see him inches away with a mortified look on his face.

“Wait did I kiss my mother?”

Now it was my turn to be grossed out…

“MIKE WE WERE ADOPTED!! And you kissed my mother?!”

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