Every Rose Has Its Thorn

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Part Two

Bill quickly drove to the Circle K.

He immediately saw Ted.  He got out of his car and walked to him.

"Dude, you got here fast."

"Where is she?"

"Inside with Deacon... I hope."

Bill peeked in through the front glass door, "Yeah, there's a long line."

"What are we gonna do?  I can't handle being with her when all I can think about is that I'm not gonna see Elizabeth for a couple weeks because of her."

"Okay, wait, where has she been living the past while?"

"I think Vegas, Dude."

"How can we convince her to go back there?"

"I don't know..."

Kimberly and Deacon walked out of the circle K. Kimberly noticed Bill, "Hi, Bill," She greeted flirtatiously.

"How's it going, Kimberly?" Bill asked.

"Quite good..."

"Why are you staying here?" He asked.

"My land lord kicked me out.  He said I didn't pay him enough, bagged up all my stuff and put it outside of the apartment, and he took my dog."

"So, why didn't you get a new apartment?"

"Well, why should I?  I mean, I have awesome relatives who let me stay with them."

"But you can't stay with them forever..."

"Well, I can for now." she smiled.

Bill looked at Ted and shrugged.

"Lets get back home, now, guys, I'm freezing out here." she said.

"Ted," Bill said, "I'll call you later, Dude."

Ted drove back to his house with Deacon and Kimberly.

"I'm starving." She complained, "Is your dad making something to eat?"

"No," Deacon said.

"Then, what are we gonna eat?" she asked in a somewhat complaining way.

Deacon handed her two slices of bread and a jar of peanut butter.

She sighed, "I'm allergic to peanut butter."

"Since when?" Ted asked.


"You wouldn't eat anything but peanut butter twelve years ago."

"Can I just make something else to eat?" She asked.

"Whatever," Deacon said.

Kimberly started to cook something.  Ted and Deacon sat quietly at the table.

Whatever Kimberly had made in the pan turned into flames.  Kimberly grabbed the vegetable oil next to her and poured it on the fire.  The flames grew higher.

"You dipstick!  You don't put vegetable oil on a fire!" Deacon yelled as the fire grew bigger.

Ted ran to his room grabbing his guitar, his wallet, his shoes, and a photo album.

He ran out the door to see Kimberly, his dad, and Deacon standing and watching as the house burned.  Captain Logan stood almost in shock.

Fire engines suddenly arrived after Deacon had called a few minutes before.

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

Captain Logan was sitting on the lawn, still looking shocked.

A few firemen walked around the remains of the house.

One of them walked to Captain Logan, "Sir . . . "

After a minute of Captain Logan not answering, the man turned to Ted, "We found a fireproof box."  He said, "... And we also found this."  The man said putting a gold locket in his hand.

Ted opened it.  It had a picture of him and his mom in it.  He remembered the outside of it.  He remembered his mom wearing it.

He put the locket in his pocket, "Thank you, sir."

A few minutes later, Captain Logan actually seemed to be alive again, "Ted, I do not know what to say to you about what you've just done."

Ted glanced at his dad, not sure what he meant.

"That is thousands of dollars worth of damage that you've just done."

"Wait, you think I burned the house down?"

"Well, who else could've done it?"

"Kimberly did it." Ted mumbled knowing his dad wasn't gonna believe him.

"So, you're gonna blame it on your cousin, now?"

"So, Dad, you're not gonna believe me when I tell you it was Kimberly, The girl who broke my guitar strings, made me even more miserable during the worst time of my life, and tortured me when I was a kid.  You're gonna believe whatever she says." Ted said, "If you can't believe me or even listen to me..." Ted's eyes filled with tears, "Sorry, Dad,"

He grabbed everything he had saved from the fire and put it all in his car driving away.

"Ted, get back here!" Captain Logan yelled.

"Uncle Chet, I'm really, really sorry.  I didn't mean to cause the fire, and I'm really sorry." Kimberly said.

Captain Logan looked at the house and cursed under his breath.

He sighed, "It's okay, Kimberly."

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

Ted drove fast and finally just found somewhere without any cars.  He hated the fact that his dad always suspected he did some thing wrong.

He climbed into the back seat, sat there for a while, and fell asleep.

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

"I hear your son is missing," The deputy said.

"It hasn't even been twelve hours.  He can't be considered missing until it's been twenty-four hours."

"Where do you think he went to?" he asked.

"I have no idea, Deputy."

"Do you have any idea why he might have run away?"

"I..." Captain Logan started, "I thought he was the one who burned the house down, and I didn't believe him when he told me that his cousin did." he quietly explained.

"What'd he say?"

"I don't wanna talk about this, okay?  I lost my house, my son, and if I don't get my work done, I could lose my job, too."

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

Ted woke up, his watch said eleven o'clock.

The sun shined through the windows of his car.  He climbed to the front seat and started the car to go to the Circle K.

When he arrived, he noticed Bill's van parked there. Bill was sitting in the back with his door open.

Ted walked to him, "Hey, Dude."

Bill looked up and smiled looking relieved, "Dude, I thought you were long gone."

"Long gone?"

"I thought you might've left San Dimas for good."

"I wouldn't have left without you and the babes."

Bill smiled, "Where have you been, Dude?"

"I found somewhere to park and I fell asleep."

"Outside?" Bill asked.

Ted laughed, "No, in my car."

"So, I'm not the only one.  Missy and my dad got in a big fight.  I think they're getting a divorce, now.  Anyway, I didn't wanna be around that, so, I drove here." Bill explained.

Bill looked at Ted trying to be serious, now, "You can't hide from your dad forever, Dude."

Ted sighed, "I know, I wouldn't be surprised to know that he hasn't come looking for me, yet."

"Ted, you should go talk to him."

"He's not gonna believe anything I say."

"Trust me, Dude, I think he will." Bill said, "Ted, I have a most excellent idea."

"What's your idea, dude?"

"Well, both of our families our non-non heinous, so, we should move out."

"Excellent idea, Bill,"

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

Captain Logan drove to the hotel they had been staying at to find Ted sitting on a chair outside.

He quickly parked and ran to his son, "Ted, I'm sorry, son.  I found out right after you left." He said pulling him into a hug.

"It's okay, Dad," Ted said with a smile, "I came to tell you that I want to move out."

"Move out?"

Ted nodded, "If I had an apartment of my own or even with Bill, I don't have to be around Kimberly, or anybody else I don't wanna be around."

Captain Logan smiled, "Son, I'm proud of you." He said.

"I'm gonna need help paying for it and finding one."

Captain Logan sighed, "Okay."

"Thanks, Dad,"

Captain Logan smiled and walked with Ted to his car.  Ted picked up a newspaper that was sitting in the driver's seat and started to read about available apartments.

Captain Logan glanced at the rear view mirror to notice that the locket the fireman had given Ted was hanging there.

Ted noticed his dad looking at it, "I put it up there so I remember what happens when people drive drunk."

Captain Logan smiled.  He always knew Ted was smarter than he seemed.

The End

"The Greatest thing you'll ever learn
is just to love and be loved in return."  ?