Keke Palmer as
Zac Efron as
Sebastian "Seb" Anderson
Cole Sprouse as
Theodore "Theo" Lowe
Alexander Ludwig as
Nolan Funk as
Anthony "Tony" Lowe
"P-please! ... Please if anyone can hear me m-my name is Riley Miller. I'm h-hiding in the warehouse off of Columbus Ave a b-block away from Solar University. 4 guys are t-trying to kill me! They already killed 3 other people including my b-best friend! P-please! Please send help! I'm b-begging! I don't wanna d-die! Please call 9-NO!"
The wet radio slipped out of Riley's hands and fell several feet to the ground before it splashed into a puddle and smashed into several pieces.
Tears mixed with the rain that sealed her fate streamed down Riley's face as she looked down at her last hope in despair. As if struggling to find a strong enough signal in the abandoned warehouse wasn't enough, she wasn't going to let a mere gate stop her from calling for help.
It had taken her 2 hours of plotting, a busted knee, a torn fingernail, and a near concussion to get that radio.
And now it was gone.
She jumped at the eerie sound of her name echoing in the abandoned warehouse and scrambled away from the gate. Wincing in pain at the way her knee throbbed, she dragged herself back to the small, cramped hideaway behind the air-conditioner before they could find her.
"Where are you, sweet thing? I just wanna talk, baby... don't you wanna talk?"
The sound of metal scraping against metal pierced her ears that she quickly covered in terror. She peered through the small hole in the wall, watching the locked door with heavy angst and dread.
Fear clutched her heart as the door handle slowly turned before it slammed open.
"Fuck! She's not in here."
"You barely even looked."
"We should have just killed her when we had the chance."
"Say it a little louder, Axel. That's really gonna make her come out now."
Riley swallowed hard as she saw the tall, shirtless brunette playfully swinging the blood-soaked wrench in his hand.
The blood of her best friend.
She could still see the brain matter and brown hair strands clinging to it from when he bashed her head in right before her very eyes.
"This shit gets old real quick," Axel sighed with boredom as he leaned back against the cement wall.
"I thought you liked the chase," Tony smirked as he hopped up on the dilapidated brick wall and balanced on one foot.
"For the hunt... not when we're trying to catch a damn liability," Axel said bouncing a baseball off the wall.
"I wonder if she's a screamer," Tony said hopping on his other foot.
"They're all screamers right before they take their last breath," Axel shrugged. "Remember her friend?"
"I meant fucking, genius," Tony laughed.
Axel shrugged. "Fuck any girl hard enough and she'll scream."
"Whack," Tony said jumping off the ledge. "I want her to scream cause it's good. Cause I'm the fucking shit. Not cause it hurts or some shit."
"Since when do you give a shit whether it hurts or not," Axel laughed.
"Since she chose Theo over me-"
"Holy shit, Tony, you're still hung up on that shit?!" Axel burst into laughter. "So she preferred your brother. So fucking what!"
"Literally no girl ever has picked my brother over me. She doesn't exist," Tony scoffed.
"Except the one we're chasing now," Axel grinned.
"She must be fucking delusional," Tony scoffed.
Axel rolled his eyes. "Once we kill her you won't have to think about her anymore."
Tony let out a deep sigh as he leaned against the wall next to Axel.
"She's hot though," Tony mused.
"So was the other chick, but that didn't stop you from beating the shit out of her," Axel snickered.
Tony sucked his teeth. "She was annoying as fuck anyway."
Axel folded his arms across his chest and looked over the railing where it was pouring rain. He squinted his eyes as he spotted the broken radio.
"Your radio," Axel said.
"What?" Tony glanced back.
"The radio Riley took off of you. It's down there," Axel pointed.
Tony glanced over the railing to see his radio on the pavement. "Oh yea... guess that means... she is in here..."
Riley's entire body shook with fear as she moved back from the hole in the opening. Sweat poured down her face as she heard them moving around on the other side of the wall she was hiding behind.
"There's only so many places she could hide in here," Tony said.
"Riley. Stop fuckin' around, sweetheart. We know you're in here," Axel said crouching down and looking underneath a broken dresser just a few feet from her hiding spot.
Riley closed her eyes tight but that didn't stop the tears falling down her face scrunched up in fear.
"There's a hole in this wall."
"Think she's back there?"
"Only one way to find out..."
Riley felt all the air leave her lungs as she saw the wall move in front of her. She glanced around her tight space, her hands desperately grasping at the dirty cement ground until she felt something sharp.
"Help me move this piece," she heard Axel say.
Riley took a deep breath.
10 Hours Ago
"And then he left me a text saying he misses me. Like what the hell? It's been 3 years, Ryan!"
"I told you to stop answerin' that boy's text messages, but do you ever listen to me?"
Stacey rolled her eyes as she walked alongside her best friend on the sidewalk, arms looped together. "I can't help it, Riley. It's just... he and I were so close for so long. He was my everything..."
"And then his stupid ass cheated on you. Girl, bye. Don't leave room for that fuck boy to come into your life. You deserve so much better than that," Riley said sucking on her lollipop.
"You used to like him too..."
"Yea... when he wasn't cheating on you. Stace, why are you even giving him your energy?"
Stacey shrugged and pouted as she looked down. "He apologized profusely... sent me flowers and chocolate....and...asked me to come over tonight..."
"STACEY MCCOY!" Riley blurted.
"I knowwwwww! Don't yell at me!" Stacey whined as she clung to Riley. "I'm weak! His dick game is so good, Riley! Like you don't even know!"
"Girl, ain't no dick good enough for you to go running back to a cheater," Riley sucked her teeth.
Stacey sighed as she pulled on the strands of her hair that dangled past her shoulders.
"I need a man," Stacey groaned. "Someone to love me. Hold me. Give me the attention I need."
"You don't need a man, Stace," Riley laughed.
"Oh sorry. I meant I want a man," Stacey grinned. "I just want a good guy who's smart, and hot, and funny, and rich with a big dick! Is that too much to ask?!"
"Clearly," Riley smirked.
"I'm so sexually frustrated..." Stacey muttered.
"Buy a vibrator," Riley said scrolling on her phone.
"Riley!" Stacey laughed as she shoved her friend. "I'm serious!"
"I am too! Whatchu think I've been doing?" Riley said with a raised brow.
Stacey shook her head. "You're so beautiful, Riley. You could probably get any man you wanted. Yet you insist on hiding your amazing body beneath over-sized sweatpants and a hoodie you could drown it."
"I like to be comfy," Riley shrugged.
"You look like an extra from a 90s Missy Elliott music video," Stacey teased.
"AOWWW! I don't see nothing wrong with that!" Riley said doing the tootsie roll.
Stacey rolled her eyes. "I wish you'd let me dress you up for once."
"You will never catch my black ass in one of your mini skirts and crop tops, baby boo. Sorry," Riley said patting her on the head.
Stacey chuckled. "Have faith in me, Riley! I'd make you look good. Trust me."
Riley smirked. "Maybe one day."
"How about tonight?" Stacey asked.
Riley raised a brow. "What's tonight?"
"There's a college party happening on campus-"
"Nope. Nah. Non. Nein-" Riley said vehemently shaking her head.
"Riley!" Stacey laughed as she tugged on her friends arm. "Come on! Don't you wanna help me get over Ryan?"
"Why can't we have a girls' night?" Riley asked. "We can have a sleepover at my dorm. We'll watch movies. Eat junk food. Paint each other's nails and all that other shit you like to do."
"Wow, Riley!" Stacey laughed.
"Bitch, I'm tryin'!" Riley groaned. "I'll do anything you want, Stace. But please. I can't be at no messy ass college party."
"Riley, you always turn me down. I'm asking you just this once. I'm tired of being stuck in doors moping. I just wanna go out and dance... have some fun. Please, girl, you're my best friend. Just do this once for me?"
Riley paused on the sidewalk and sighed as she looked into Stacey's big hazel eyes.
"... what kind of party is this?" Riley asked reluctantly.
Stacey squealed. "It's a frat party-"
"OH HELL NO!"
"Okay wait! It's not that kind of frat. You know the Good Boys Club?"
"You mean that 'philanthropic' group on campus that be tryin' to save the animals and shit but stay silent when it comes to black lives?" Riley said with a raised brow.
"They're having like some sort of fundraiser event at their frat house. Literally everyone is going," Stacey said.
Riley shook her head. "Honestly, Stace... it's just... it's not my scene, boo..."
"Just do this for me once, Riley. I promise I'll never ask again," Stacey said putting her hands together in a pleading prayer.
"You just wanna fuck," Riley smirked.
"I really do!"
Riley laughed out loud. "Fine, girl. But just tonight only. You owe me big time."
"EEE! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" Stacey squealed as she hugged Riley tightly.
Riley looked up at the massive house where lights flickered like crazy and music blasted so loudly it could be heard down the street.
"And not a cop in sight. That's what you call white privilege cause you know damn well if this was a black fraternity they'd be bustin' down these doors," Riley muttered.
"Can you please not just for tonight!" Stacey laughed as she grabbed Riley's arm.
Riley groaned as Stacey dragged her towards the front door.
She anxiously rubbed her bare arms as Stacey banged on the door. Looking down, she barely recognized herself in the hip-hugging, low rider jeans and v-neck shirt that Stacey loaned her.
Riley hadn't yet gotten to the phase of being comfortable in her body. It was one of the things she loved about Stacey and hoped to learn from her. Stacey was her number one support system when it came to body positivity, self-love and confidence. Despite how different the two girls were, they were inseparable.
"Stop fidgeting," Stacey muttered as the door opened. A stunningly handsome man with distinctly light blue eyes, perfectly coiffed hair and a strong chin looked at them with a charming smile.
"Well hello," he grinned. "And who might you be?"
"I'm Stacey and this is my best friend Riley," Stacey beamed.
His eyes trailed over the two girls as his grin widened. "You two beauties here for the party?"
"No for the cookies and tea-OW!" Riley said rubbing her arm after Stacey pinched her.
"Excuse my friend, she's a little grumpy," Stacey smiled.
The guy looked at Riley who gave him a fake smile.
"No worries," he smiled charmingly. "Name is Sebastian but my friends call me Seb. This is a fundraiser event so the fee is $5 per person."
"Anything for charity!" Stacey said handing him a 10 dollar bill.
"Bitch, you ain't tell me we had to pay..." Riley muttered.
"Shh!" Stacey whispered as Sebastian held the door open for them and Stacey practically dragged Riley inside.
Stacey beamed with delight at how crowded and active the house was meanwhile Riley's fight or flight came on. Stacey gripped her wrist tightly to keep her from running.
"There's some snacks and drinks by the kitchen bar. Those are free. But if you still wanna donate check out the edibles," Sebastian said from behind them.
"Ooh, edibles," Stacey winked at Riley who rolled her eyes.
"There's also games, prizes, and.." Sebastian stood in front of Stacey and looked her up and down. "A kissing booth."
"Really..." Stacey bit her bottom lip as she eyed him flirtatiously .
"Really." Riley said flatly trying not to roll her eyes.
"Anything for charity, right..." Sebastian winked.
"You are The Good Boys Club," Stacey blushed.
Sebastian eyed her for a moment before glancing at Riley who seemed uninterested and unamused.
"Mmm..." he said looking at Stacey. "You ladies enjoy yourselves..."
Stacey's light hazel eyes followed Sebastian as he walked through the crowd.
"God, how hot was he?!" she blurted. "I swear I would have jumped him right there and then."
"Can you at least learn his last name first?" Riley muttered.
Stacey grinned as she pulled Riley through the crowd of dancing people.
Riley stood awkwardly in the mass of people. She had never felt so uncomfortable. She anxiously looked around for Stacey who had disappeared to get drinks.
"Shit, where is this girl?" she muttered as she started sifting through the crowd. She bumped into someone's chest and nearly stumbled backward until she felt a hand grab her waist to catch her.
"Crap, sorry," she said when she looked up to see a guy with mid-length, light brown wavy hair and light green eyes.
"You okay?" he asked her.
"Yea... thanks," she said moving out of his grip. She noticed the joint between his fingers. "They selling those too?"
"Why you want one?" he asked.
"Hell, I need one..." she muttered.
He chuckled as he pulled out another from his pocket and handed it to her. She put it between her lips and waited for him to light it up.
He watched her attentively as she puffed before deeply inhaling.
"Thanks," she exhaled.
His eyes lingered for a moment and she shifted uncomfortably under his gaze.
"Do I have something on my face?" she chuckled.
"No, I just... you look familiar," he said.
"Really? Usually white people can't tell black people apart," she joked.
He smirked. "You're in my Anthropology class. Riley, right?"
Riley looked at him surprised.
"You're always arguing with the professor. Not that hard to notice you," he smirked as he puffed on his joint.
"Oh, well you know... somebody gotta let Professor Save-the-World know western religious missionaries do more harm than good," she chuckled nervously.
"Can't argue with you there," the man chuckled amused as he held out his hand. "Theo."
"Nice to meet you, Theo," she said taking his hand. "So uh... what brings you here?"
Theo shrugged as he leaned against the wall and stared at the crowd. "Kinda obligated to come to these awful events."
Riley looked at him surprised. "You're part of the Good Boys Club?"
Theo sighed. "Technically..."
"What does that even mean?" she laughed.
"I guess you could say I'm not really an... active member."
"Why?" she asked.
Theo shrugged. "Just not into it the way I used to be. The mission of the club has kinda deviated from what it used to be."
"Are you one of those hipsters that pride themselves in being different?" she teased.
Theo looked down at her and smirked. "Are you making fun of me?"
"Maybe," she grinned. "I don't know your look kinda gives me hipster vibes with that hair and this jacket."
"I'm insulted!" he gasped, feigning offense as Riley threw her head back laughing. "Then what are you doing here?"
Riley chuckled. "My friend dragged me here."
"Ah... we have that in common then," Theo said staring at someone across the room.
"Yea, I was just looking for her crazy ass. Just got here and I'm already ready to leave," she laughed. "Thank God for this joint."
"God didn't provide you with the joint though," Theo smirked.
Riley looked up at him and snickered. "Thank Theo for this joint then."
Theo's grin widened as he watched her lips wrap around the joint.
Riley held his gaze until she snapped out of it. "I better go find my friend. Make sure she's not... getting into trouble."
Theo nodded. "Have fun..."
She gave him a sarcastic smile before walking off.
Riley finally spotted Stacey dancing on a guy with short blonde hair and a magnificent build. His hands were on her hips as the two of them were connected ass to crotch.
"Stacey," Riley said walking up to her when she stepped back smelling the alcohol on her breath. "Shit girl. How much did you drink? And why the hell did you just disappear like that?"
"I went to go get us drinks but then I got distracted and met this hottie named Axel," Stacey said pointing to the guy behind her.
Riley glanced at the guy who looked at Stacey like he wanted to devour her. His blue eyes switched from Stacey to Riley who quickly swallowed as she looked at her friend.
"Tell me he's not the hottest guy you've ever seen," Stacey said. "I mean look at his body! Gotdamn!"
"Stace," Riley said grabbing her friend and pulling her away from the blonde stranger.
"What?" Stacey asked.
"Listen, I'm not tryin' to kill your vibe, but can you please be more careful?" Riley said.
Stacey snickered as she wrapped her arms around Riley. "You are such a grandma! I'm fine, Riley! Dance with me!"
Riley could barely protest before Stacey was dancing against her. In seconds, the blonde guy was behind Stacey again. She didn't know why it made her so uneasy. Maybe because Stacey was already so drunk.
Suddenly she felt someone move behind her and nearly jumped out of her skin.
"Relax, beautiful! I just wanted to dance!"
Riley glanced behind her to see a muscular guy wearing a black tank top that clung to his firm torso. Her eyes trailed up until she met his light green gaze.
"Should I back off?" he asked with a raised brow.
"Riley!" Stacey said nudging her encouragingly. "Come on! He's hot! Dance with him!"
Riley sighed and glanced back at him. "As long as you can keep up..."
The guy grinned as he teasingly grabbed her hips. "Oh I can keep up with you, baby..."
Riley smirked as she turned her back to him and moved her body sensually against his. His cologne was thick in her nostrils but she preferred it over the stench of body odor and alcohol.
She was surprised he was a rather good dancer. At least in the sense that he moved in sync with her. His hands clung to her hips before traveling up her waist. She rotated her ass against his crotch in rhythm to the music and felt his erection grow against her backside.
"Fuck, you are so damn sexy..." she heard him groan in her ear.
Riley bit her lip as she nestled her head just beneath his chin and allowed him to wrap his arms around her.
This was strangely nice.
She had never been touched by a guy like this before. But this... this feeling of being wanted. Desired.
It was different.
She closed her eyes as the music slowed down and moved her body in rhythm against his. She could feel his heart beat thudding so hard in his chest she could feel it against her back. And his hard erection against her ass made her stomach flutter that she could provoke such a reaction.
She slowly opened her eyes, just to check on Stacey, when she noticed another familiar pair of eyes watching her from the other side of the room.
She saw Theo puff on his joint as he leaned casually against the wall. His light green eyes watching her attentively. The expression on his face unreadable. Almost as if he were assessing her.
She didn't know whether to smile or make a silly face as if she weren't enjoying herself. Some sort of signal that she was still connected with him in that room even though they were fairly far apart.
Before she had a minute to decide the man she was dancing on turned her around to face him.
"What's your name?" he asked as his hands grabbed her hips and pulled her body flushed against his.
"Riley..." Now that she was looking at him, she was a bit startled by how familiar his face looked. Had she seen him before?
"Tony," he grinned.
Theo watched from across the room as Riley danced with his brother.
"...asshole..." he muttered.
Theo could never figure out why he and his brother were attracted to the same woman. A part of him wanted to believe it was because his brother just liked pissing him off. Women always fell for the guy with the razor sharp abs you could break your face on.
His light green eyes switched from his brother to Riley.
She was cute.
Clearly not in her element.
But still cute.
Watching her dance was the most freeing he had seen her since she arrived.
Perhaps it was the marijuana. Maybe it was her drunk friend.
Theo glanced behind him. "What?"
"We're prepping soon..."
Theo sighed. "I told you I'm not doing that shit this year, Seb."
Sebastian smirked as he leaned forward and whispered in Theo's ear.
"You said that last year, friend... and the year before that... and the year before that..."
Theo sighed as he looked up at the ceiling.
His hunger always betrayed his intent.
He crushed his joint on the window sill and followed Sebastian out the door.
Riley groaned in frustration as she impatiently searched the living room for her best friend. She moved through hoards of sweaty, drunk people dancing without shame.
"Shit, Stace, where are you?"
Riley squeezed her way through the crowd until she finally reached the staircase. She looked up the stairs and sighed.
"I swear your reckless white ass better be here..." she muttered to herself as she started walking up the stairs of the large house.
The sound downstairs muffled as a new sound infiltrated her ears. Walking down the hallway she heard moans coming from one of the many bedrooms.
Moans that sounded too familiar.
She walked towards the bedroom door and gently nudged it open to see Stacey being double penetrated by the blonde guy she was dancing with and Sebastian.
"Shit, Stacey!" Riley said quickly closing the door.
Riley groaned in frustration. She never wanted to go home so badly. How long would this threesome take?
She sighed as she checked her phone. "I'll give her thirsty ass one more hour... and then we go home..."
She walked back towards the stairs until she heard light music from one of her favorite bands playing in the air. She saw a puff of smoke coming from one of the rooms and headed towards it.
Peaking through the door, she saw Theo laying on a bed staring at the ceiling. Music blasting from the headphones on his head.
She watched as he brought another joint to his lips.
"You stalkin' me?"
She jumped startled when she saw his head turn to look at her.
"I was just... looking for my friend," she said.
"I'm assuming you found her."
She nodded. "I'll see you later."
She turned to leave when she heard him shift on the bed.
Riley paused and turned back around to see Theo sitting on the bed.
"Come join me," he said patting next to him on the bed.
"I'm not gonna sleep with you," she said matter-of-factly.
Theo grinned. "Shit. Did I say all that? Relax..."
Riley grinned as she walked into his room and was hit with a puff of smoke. She looked around to see posters all over the walls in the darkly-lit room.
"This your room?" she asked staring at a poster.
"Technically..." he said watching her.
Riley turned and looked at him with a grin. "What is with you and this 'technically' shit? It either is or it isn't."
"I told you I'm not an active member," he shrugged.
"Yet you're here," she said with a raised brow.
Theo looked at her. "Yet you're here..."
Riley rolled her eyes and sat down on the bed next to him. "I'm giving her horny ass one hour. And then we're gone."
Theo smirked as he handed her the joint. She grinned and took it from him before putting it to her lips.
Suddenly the door opened before Sebastian walked in still zipping up his pants.
"Oh!" Sebastian said looking at Riley surprised. "My bad... didn't mean to interrupt."
Riley blushed at the way Sebastian's eyes probed her as if he were undressing her with his eyes. She felt especially uncomfortable after seeing what he was doing to her best friend just a few moments ago.
"You need something, Seb?" Theo said with a bit of irritation in his voice.
Sebastian looked at Theo and grinned. "Just letting you know... one hour from now..."
"Yea, I got it," Theo said impatiently.
Sebastian looked at Riley again with a grin before he left the room and closed the door behind him.
"Your line brother or whatever?" Riley asked.
"Something like that..." Theo muttered.
"So..." Riley said leaning back on the bed. "What exactly is the Good Boys Club anyway? You guys go around saving the day or something? Teaching people how to be good?"
"Goodness is subjective," Theo said.
"I guess," Riley pondered. "But I mean, there are some good people in the world who-"
"There's no such thing as a good person," Theo said. "People are innately bad. They just try to do good things to make up for it."
Riley turned on her side and looked at Theo curiously.
"Then why the heck are you in a club for 'Good Boys'," she laughed.
"Dogs are good boys, Riley. Not people," Theo said.
"Could you be anymore cryptic," she teased. "You are certainly playing up to this hipster persona you claim you don't have."
Theo looked at her and couldn't help but laugh.
"You like teasing me," he grinned.
"Well if you didn't make it so easy," she stuck her tongue out.
Theo smiled as she leaned back on the bed again and stared at the ceiling.
"Damn, I love this song," she said bobbing her head. "You got great taste in music, Theo."
"First time anyone's ever said that to me," he grinned.
Theo's eyes traced over the dark brown skin of her stomach that was exposed from her raised shirt. An argument raged in his head as he leaned over and gently touched her soft stomach causing her to jump.
"Shit," he said retracting his hand quickly.
Riley looked at him surprised. "It's okay, you just... your hands are cold."
"Oh..." Theo said looking at her with intrigue. He raised his hands to mouth and blew on them slightly as he kept eye contact with her.
Riley watched him as he leaned over. His fingers touched her bare stomach again and a wave of goosebumps scoured her skin.
She swallowed thickly as he leaned down, his lips just grazing hers.
Riley breathed out as she parted her lips and felt his tongue wrap around hers. She couldn't remember the last time she actually kissed someone, but Theo made it easy.
His hands traced down her stomach and over her hip until he firmly grabbed her thigh. Riley could already feel her body temperature sky-rocketing as she pushed her fingers into his long brown hair entangling his curls around them.
Theo felt a hunger invade him as he sucked on her bottom lip before scouring down her chin and tasting her neck. His hands traced as much of her body as they could before they maneuvered between her thighs.
His fingers hungrily teased the apex of her jeans as he felt her shiver beneath him when suddenly the door slammed open.
"You gotta be shitting me!"
Riley sat up startled to see Tony standing at the door.
"Tony-" Theo said with aggravation.
"You chose him over me?!" Tony asked. "Really?!"
Riley looked at him confused. "What?"
"Baby, seriously, look at this," Tony said lifting his shirt and exposing his abs. "Are you telling me you don't want this? You know the things I could do to you? How good I'd make you feel?"
Riley was beyond confused and borderline offended.
"I'm- what-" she started.
"Tony, get the fuck out!" Theo snapped.
Tony grinned. "I guess you win this round... It's time to go, anyway. So wrap up your shit. You know what to do."
Riley felt stumped as Tony winked at her before closing the door.
"What was that? Is he part of your fra-"
"I need to go," Theo said abruptly getting up from the bed and turning his back to her.
Riley cocked her head to the side in confusion. "..okay.."
"Go home, Riley."
Theo turned to look at her and nearly frightened her with the expression in his darkened gaze.
"You need to go home."
Riley furrowed her brow as Theo quickly left the room.
"Well that was fun."
"She was too easy. You could practically smell her desperation..."
Sebastian fixed his jacket in the mirror. "You really know how to pick 'em, don't you, Axel."
Axel shrugged as he leaned against the wall waiting for Sebastian to finish dressing.
"She was all over me at the party. She basically begged me to fuck her," Axel smirked.
"Well now you've had your fun," Sebastian said fixing his hair.
"Don't act like you didn't enjoy it," Axel teased.
Sebastian looked at him through the mirror and smiled. "That was just the appetizer. Time for the real fun."
Sebastian walked out the back door of the house with Axel following behind him.
The pair walked across the lawn underneath the light of the moon.
"Theo gonna be there?" Axel said flipping a switchblade between his fingers.
"Course he is," Sebastian said puffing on a cigarette.
"He's been acting weird. Just figured-"
"He's always like that. He's just moody," Sebastian said dismissively. "He knows he loves this shit."
Axel grinned. "You picked yours?"
"Yea... let's see if they're any good."
"I know mine looks a hell of a lot of fun," Axel grinned.
"Just try not to be so messy this time," Sebastian mocked.
Axel sucked his teeth. "Fuck that. The bigger the mess, the better!"
Sebastian rolled his eyes with a smirk as they got to a door in the ground. Axel crouched down to open it before they both headed down the stairs.
"Looks like the gang's all here," Sebastian grinned as he eyed Tony and Theo standing in front of 5 guys kneeling on the ground.
"Theo... glad you could join us," Sebastian grinned.
Theo rolled her eyes. "Shut up, Seb."
Sebastian looked at the 5 guys kneeling on the ground. Their faces eager and full of excitement.
"So you guys wanna join... The Good Boys Club," Sebastian said looking at them. "Why? Cause of the popularity? The women? The status?"
The 5 guys looked at each other and nodded knowing what to say.
"Come on, guys!" Sebastian shouted. "That's not what The Good Boys Club is about, is it?"
Sebastian looked at the 5 guys who had confusion plastered on their faces.
Sebastian sighed. "Axel, what's The Good Boys Club about?"
"Charity. Obviously," Axel scoffed sarcastically.
"Obviously," Sebastian smirked. "You guys ever done charity before?"
One of the guys raised his hand awkwardly.
"Freckles," Sebastian said.
"I helped my little sister sell cookies once," he said.
"... uh huh..." Sebastian said with a raised brow. "Was it like... to cure cancer?"
"It was just a fun activity for her little clubhouse," the guy shrugged.
"I see. I see," Sebastian nodded. "I guess that counts, right, Tony? That counts?"
"That shit don't count," Tony snickered with his arms folded over his chest.
Sebastian looked at the guy and shrugged. "Sorry, freckles... no dice."
In a flash Sebastian pulled a black metal rod from behind his back and smashed it against the guy's face as blood spurted on the ground.
The other four guys looked at the 5th guy in shock and horror as his jaw dangled from the sheer force of Sebastian's attack.
Sebastian raised the rod again and smashed it against his head over and over again until a loud crack resounded in the room.
Axel grinned as he watched the mangled body spazz on the ground.
Sebastian stood up straight and wiped the blood that had spotted his face.
"Now," Sebastian said fixing his collar. "Allow me to tell you what The Good Boys Club is really about..."
The guys looked in terror as they heard growling coming from behind one of the doors.
"I... I think you're taking this hazing thing a little t-too f-far," one of the guys squeaked.
Tony burst out laughing as Sebastian grinned.
"This motherfucker thinks we're hazing," Axel laughed.
"Idiot..." Theo muttered.
Sebastian crouched down in front of the guy who spoke up and smirked.
"Now... exactly who told you this was a frat? Did I say that?" Sebastian asked.
The guy stammered to speak. "N-no, b-but-"
"See that's what's wrong with you people," Sebastian said pointing at his head. "You see a couple of hot chicks, some free booze and a group of guys you don't know shit about and say to yourself you want that lifestyle- no... you deserve that lifestyle not knowing what the fuck you'll have to do to get it."
Sebastian stood to his feet and looked down at him with a grin. "That's what makes you so easy. That's what makes you... prey."
"Where's Dover?" Sebastian said looking at the 4 guys trembling in fear.
The guys scrambled backwards against the wall as they saw a rabid black dog emerge from the door Axel opened.
"Wait! Wait!" they shouted.
Axel let the leash go and the dog attacked the mangled body of the guy that Sebastian had beaten to a pulp.
The 4 guys watched in horror as the dog tore at the already injured boy's flesh. His screams of agony echoing in the room.
"Good boy, Dover," Axel smirked.
Sebastian looked at the other four guys. "You know what that means for the rest of you, right"
They looked up at him speechless.
"Fucking run, you morons!" Tony blurted as Axel laughed out loud.
The 4 of them scrambled to their feet, smashing into each other to get through the door.
"Alright, boys, let's make this a fair play," Tony said rubbing his hands together.
"Yea, try not to be a sore loser this time," Axel teased.
"Fuck you, Axel," Tony said grabbing a metal car wrench.
"Let the hunt begin," Sebastian smirked.
Riley sighed deeply as she relieved herself. She checked her watch and figured it was way past time for them to leave. Stacey had had her fun. Now it was time to go.
After washing her hands, she walked out of the bathroom and realized it was quiet. The party was beyond dead. People must have gone home.
She took out her phone to send a text to Stacey when she heard a strange sound coming from outside.
Riley walked along the banister towards the window and moved the curtain to the side. She could see a guy running across the lawn in only his boxers.
She couldn't help but snicker. "These kids get wasted and do the craziest shit. I swear."
She shook her head when she saw him trip and fall.
"Klutz..." she started when she heard him scream in pain. Riley furrowed her brow as she looked closer to see that he hadn't tripped but rather his foot had gotten caught in something.
"Is that... a bear trap?" she said confused as she watched the guy struggle to pull his bleeding ankle out of a large metal device on the ground.
She glanced to the side a few feet away from the boy to see the blonde guy that Stacey had been getting nasty with approaching him.
"Thank god... help a brotha out, man... shit," she said peering.
She watched as the blonde-haired guy gave the boy his hand before he raised something long and sharp and sliced through his arm.
Riley abruptly sucked in her breath and covered her mouth in shock as the boy screamed for his life, begging to be let go. But instead the blonde-haired killer raised the metal and started hacking away at his trapped body.
Riley felt bile rise in her throat. From the blood that spurted on the blonde guy's face. To the body parts that he flung around as if he were tearing open a present.
She had never seen something so horrific in her life. She thought was having a nightmare.
When the boy's screams stopped, the blonde guy took out a cigarette and lit it up before putting it to his lips. She saw Sebastian approach him and expected him to attack Sebastian as well.
They shook hands.
And it was as the two were hugging that she noticed the head dangling from Sebastian's hand.
"Holy f-" she panicked as she quickly scrambled away from the window. She rushed down the hallway towards the room she remembered seeing Stacey in and pushed open the door.
"STACEY!" Riley shrieked.
Riley saw her friend sleeping soundly in the bed, completely naked.
"Stacey! Stacey, wake up!" Riley said rushing towards her friend and shaking her out of her slumber.
"Huh? Wha..?" Stacey groaned in aggravation.
"Stacey, put your damn clothes on! We g-gotta get out of here!" Riley was shaking with fear as she picked up her clothes and pushed them in Stacey's face.
"What are you talking about? Stop, Riley, god..." Stacey groaned.
"Stacey, please just listen to me! We have to go! Th-these guys! Th-they just-"
"Riley, you're not making any sense. Why are you freaking out. Just let me nap-"
"PUT ON YOUR FUCKING CLOTHES, STACEY!"
Stacey looked at Riley startled and was put off by the fear in her eyes. She struggled to pull on her skirt and crop top.
"Wait, I can't find my phone-" Stacey started.
"We'll get it later! Just come on!" Riley said grabbing Stacey's hand and dragging her into the hallway.
Riley rushed to the window and looked outside to see the guys were no longer there.
Neither was the body that was hacked to pieces.
"Come on," Riley said grabbing Stacey's hand again and leading her down the stairs. She took soft steps, trying not to make a noise and saw the living room was empty. She headed straight for the door when suddenly she heard voices from the other side.
"Shit!" she whispered as she grabbed Stacey's arm and shoved her towards the dining room away from the door. She stuffed herself and Stacey into the coat closet and closed the door just as the front door opened.
"What's happening?" Stacey whispered. Riley quickly shushed her as she peeked out through the crack in the door.
She watched as Sebastian walked in laughing still holding the head she could only assume he decapitated from someone. Axel walked in next with a full garbage bag leaking blood on the floor.
"What did I say about making a fucking mess?" Sebastian sighed.
"What? Oh get over it," Axel grinned as he dropped the bag on the floor. "I least I still have the entire body."
"I know where the body is, I just didn't feel like lugging it around," Sebastian said sitting on the couch. "Where is Tony?"
Riley jumped startled when she heard another guy screaming as Tony dragged him inside by his hair. His arm and leg were bent in awkward positions as blood leaked on the floor.
"Tony, what the fuck? You didn't finish it?" Axel sucked his teeth.
"You know damn well I finished it. This is Theo's prey, not mine," Tony said tossing the guy on the floor.
Riley felt all the air leave her lungs as she saw Theo walk through the door puffing on a joint.
"You gettin' lazy, Theo?" Sebastian asked.
"I was trying to give him a fighting chance," Theo shrugged. "I was amazed at how many bad decisions one person could make in such a short period of time..."
"You and your bleeding heart," Tony grinned. "That's why you need to be more like me, brother.
"Yea, pass on that shit," Theo scoffed.
"Asshole," Tony sucked his teeth as Axel and Sebastian burst out laughing.
"Would you just end this already so we can move on? He's giving me a migraine," Sebastian said leaning back against the couch.
Theo sighed as he put his joint on the window sill and walked up to the guy begging for his life in the middle of the living room floor.
"Please! Please, I swear I'll do whatever you want! Please, just give me a chance, I promise! Please please!" the guy pleaded as Theo looked him in the eyes.
"I'll make it quick," Theo said as he grabbed the guy's head and snapped his neck in seconds.
Riley jumped in shock as she watched the guy's body crumble to the floor.
"BOOOOOO! Where's the blood? Where's the carnage?" Axel heckled.
"Leave 'im alone, Axel, you know Theo hates a mess," Sebastian grinned.
"He's just gotten soft," Axel teased.
Riley couldn't believe what she was witnessing. She wanted to gag. She took a step back and bumped into Stacey.
"What is going on, Riley-" Stacey said pushing her friend to the side when she saw the dead body and blood soaked ground.
Stacey screamed at the top of her lungs, startling Riley and the four men in the living room.
"Who is that?!" Sebastian snapped as they all looked towards the closet.
"SHIT!" Riley said as she grabbed Stacey's arm. She picked up a boot from the ground and threw it at them before she took off in the other direction.
Riley's eyes danced around until she saw a door in the kitchen and headed straight for it. She could hear the guys running after them.
"Stacey, come on!" Riley pulled her panicked friend along as she opened the door and started running down the stairs. She prayed to God there was an exit.
It was nearly pitch black by the time they reached the bottom of the stairs when Riley realized they were in the basement. She could see the moonlight shining and spotted a window.
"Come on, Stace!"
Riley crawled on top of the table below the window and struggled to lift it up. She could hear rapid footsteps and the sound of their names being called.
"OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!" Stacey panicked.
A gust of cold air hit Riley as she finally got the window up.
"STACEY! COME ON!" Riley said as she pulled her friend on the table.
Stacey was crying hysterically as she struggled to climb through the window.
"Go, Stace! Go! Go!" Riley said pushing her friend up. As she saw Stacey climb through the window she heard Stacey scream from outside as someone grabbed her.
"No.." Riley said wide-eyed when she felt someone grab her waist and yank her down.
"Stop! Get off me!" she screamed.
"I told you to fucking go home!" she heard someone snarl in her ear before something hard hit the back of her head and knocked her out.
Riley woke up to the sound of Stacey crying.
Her head hung low as she slowly opened her eyes to a cement floor. She felt ropes tied around her wrists that were pulled behind her back.
Her butt was cold against the hard cement ground she sat on. The back of her head still throbbed from the blunt object that knocked her out.
Riley slowly looked up and met Tony's flirtatious green gaze. The man looked even more menacing crouching in front of her as he twirled a wrench between his fingers.
"Now why couldn't you be naughty with me in bed instead of being naughty by sticking your nose where it doesn't belong, hmm?" Tony teased.
Riley shook her head, trying to come to. "P-please. Please just let us go."
Theo stood on the other side of the warehouse, leaning against the wall with his hands shoved in his pockets. His light green eyes unwavering from Riley's weak form.
It made him angry.
"Wasn't she your girl?"
Theo glanced at Sebastian leaning on the wall next to him, smoking a cigarette.
He said nothing as he turned his gaze back to Riley.
"Why are you doing this?" Stacey cried. "We didn't do anything! We'll do anything please! Just let us go!"
"God, she's so fucking annoying," Tony groaned standing to his feet.
"She's much more tolerable when she's being fucked, trust me," Axel said walking into the room swinging his blood-stained machete.
Riley looked at the weapon in his hand with terror in her eyes as she remembered the way he hacked at the poor guy prior.
"So do we kill them or what? They saw what we did," Axel said.
Stacey immediately started sobbing out loud. "PLEASE! PLEASE! DON'T-"
"Oh my god! Shut the fuck up already!" Tony groaned. "Damn!"
But Stacey's sobs only grew louder causing more aggravation.
Riley could tell that Stacey wasn't going to be able to keep it together. Not enough for them to find a way out of there.
She swallowed thickly as she looked up at her captors.
"We... we w-won't say anything," Riley said lowly. "We s-swear on our lives. We won't s-say a w-word."
Sebastian let out a deep chuckle as he pushed himself off the wall and walked towards the two girls on the ground.
"Well that's unfortunate..." Sebastian grinned.
Sebastian crouched down and put a finger beneath Riley's chin, lifting her head to meet his gaze. He cocked his head to the size as a smile painted his face.
"Can you really... keep a secret, doll face?" Sebastian asked. "Let's see how strong-willed you are."
Sebastian looked at Axel who walked to Stacey and yanked her up by her arm.
"NO! PLEASE! PLEASE DON'T KILL ME! PLEASE!" Stacey screamed as Axel started dragging her out of the room.
"Where are you taking her?!" Riley panicked. "Leave her alone! Take me instead, okay?! Just leave her alone!"
"Relax, damn," Sebastian chuckled.
"RILEY! RILEY DON'T LET THEM-!"
"STACEY! IT'S OKAY, STACEY! IT'S GONNA BE OKAY!" Riley shouted as tears streamed down her face.
Stacey's screams dulled as the door started to close behind her where Tony and Axel took her.
"You sit tight," Sebastian winked as he walked towards the door and gestured for Theo to follow him. She saw Theo head towards the door before he took one glance at her.
"Theo, please! Please! Don't let them hurt her!" she pleaded.
Theo's jaw tensed as he closed the door behind him.
Riley closed her eyes shut, trying to control her sobbing.
She barely even knew the guy. They spoke for less than 2 hours and merely shared one kiss. She felt stupid for assuming he would actually give a shit about her.
It felt like forever that Riley sat alone in silence. She still felt like she was hit by a truck. Her stomach was rumbling from hunger. She was starting to lose feeling in her fingers from how tight the rope was around her wrists.
She glanced around the room trying to find a way out, but it was as if she were trapped in a cement box. There weren't even any windows. She had no clue where they were.
Suddenly she heard the door open as Sebastian and Theo walked through the door.
"Where is she? Is she okay? What did you do to her?" Riley demanded impatiently.
"I think we'll be the one asking the questions, doll face," Sebastian said grabbing a chair and turning it backwards before sitting himself down. She glanced from Sebastian to Theo who stood in front of her with his hands in his pockets. Not a word escaping his lips as he just looked at her as if he had never seen her before.
"How long have you guys known each other?" Sebastian asked taking out a cigarette.
Riley shook her head. "What?"
"Not that hard a question, doll face."
Riley swallowed hard. "4 years."
"Ah..." Sebastian said lighting his cigarette. "You guys good friends?"
"We're best friends," Riley said. "We'd do anything for each other."
"That sounds like a lie," Sebastian chuckled. "Girls always claim they're 'down for their girls'. Ride or die, am I right?"
Riley glared at Sebastian as he puffed in her face.
"Am I right?" he asked again.
"No," Riley said angrily. "You're wrong. Just because you and your psychopathic friends are fucked up doesn't mean we are."
Sebastian threw his head back in laughter. He glanced at Theo and smirked. "I like her better than the other one. And I fucked her. Imagine that."
Theo again said nothing as he looked at Riley.
"Don't you have anything to say?!" she snapped at him. "Or are you just going to stand there and do nothing like a fucking asshole!"
Theo could see Riley was practically shaking with rage. He tried not to let it bother him.
"Don't get angry with my boy here, he didn't do anything-" Sebastian grinned.
"He's a fucking liar," she said angrily. "And-"
"I'm not the one who dragged you to a party you didn't want to come to in the first place," Theo said finally. "In fact, I told you... to go... the fuck... home."
Riley glared at Theo and swallowed thickly. "You think that makes you some sort of saint?!"
"I wasn't going to leave my friend!" Riley said angrily.
"Your friend," Theo rolled his eyes. "You need new friends, Riley."
"Don't say shit about her!" Riley snapped. "You're the killers who kidnapped us!"
Theo's nostrils flared slightly before he diverted his gaze.
"Welp! She's got us there," Sebastian said leaning on the chair. "If only your friend was as passionate about you as you are about her."
Riley squinted. "What are you talking about?"
"Your 'best friend' gave you up," Sebastian grinned. "She doesn't give a shit about you. We gave her the option to choose between herself and you and guess who she chose."
"You're lying," Riley said. "You're just making shit up to turn us against each other. Well guess what, Ted Bundy, that shit don't work on us."
Sebastian let out a genuine belly laugh. "God, I swear the more you talk the more I like you. You've got good tastes, Theo. Axel on the other hand-"
"Just let her go!" Riley snapped angrily.
Sebastian grinned at Riley. He pulled a radio from his pocket and clicked a button.
"Tony... bring her back in," Sebastian said.
Riley glanced at the door and waited with abated breath before Stacey was escorted back inside with Axel and Tony.
"Stacey! Stace, are you okay?!" Riley said straining against her ropes.
Stacey sniffled as she nodded.
"What did you do to her?!" Riley growled.
"Nothing," Axel shrugged with a grin. "Nothing at all."
Riley glanced at Stacey who sat on the floor looking at the ground.
"Stace..." Riley said worriedly.
"So," Sebastian said standing from the chair. "As you've guessed it: we're a bunch of sick motherfuckers."
Riley glanced up at Sebastian and saw him pull a gun out from his jacket. She immediately started hyperventilating as Stacey broke out into hysterical sobbing.
"Jeeeeeeez! These girls! So dramatic!" Tony laughed.
"Please! Don't! Don't!" Stacey begged.
"Relaaaaaax," Sebastian chuckled. He nodded to Axel and Tony who walked up to both girls and untied them.
"We're giving you a choice," Sebastian said.
Riley rubbed the markings from her wrist as she cautiously watched Sebastian.
Sebastian put the gun down between the two girls.
"Whoever shoots the other... goes free," Sebastian said.
Riley looked at him like he was crazy. "Are you insane?! We would never do that!"
"Oh really?" Sebastian grinned with a raised brow.
"I know what you're trying to do," Riley said angrily. "We're not playing your stupid fucking game-!"
Riley stopped short when she saw Stacey pick up the gun from the corner of her eye.
She looked at her best friend in confusion.
"I'm s-sorry, Riley," Stacey sobbed as she pointed the gun at her. "I...I d-don't wanna d-die."
Riley could hardly breathe. "...S-Stace..."
"I'm sorry!" Stacey cried as she pulled the trigger.
Riley closed her eyes, waiting for the impact, but all she heard was a click. She heard another click that made her jump. And then another.
She opened her eyes to see Stacey frantically pulling the trigger.
"Now that's what you call... sisterhood," Sebastian grinned.
Stacey stared at the gun in confusion before she felt something slam against the back of her head.
Riley screamed in shock as Stacey's body fell to the ground.
Riley and Stacey both screamed as Tony took the wrench in his hand and smashed it through Stacey's head in one blow, silencing her cry.
Riley lost her voice.
With her face frozen in shock, she looked at her friend's body on the ground, a pool of blood spreading around her.
"It's like destroying an annoying ass alarm clock," Axel joked sending Tony into a fit of laughter.
"Guys!" Theo snapped angrily.
Axel and Tony looked at Theo with a mocking grin.
"Someone's got a soft spot," Axel teased.
"You see what your problem is, doll face," Sebastian said to Riley.
Riley heard him but she couldn't look at him. She was still traumatized by Stacey's dead body in front of her.
"You see the good in people... and you fail to realize.. there are no good people," Sebastian said walking around her.
Riley finally blinked herself back to reality before she blurted angrily.
"YOU'RE FUCKING MONSTERS!"
"I basically saved her life and this is how she thanks me?" Tony scoffed.
"I mean the gun had blanks, so..." Axel smirked.
"Shaddup!" Tony flipped him off.
Riley felt the bile rise up again, except this time she actually vomited on the floor.
"Gross..." Axel said curling his upper lip.
"Somebody go clean her up," Sebastian sighed.
Theo moved when Sebastian put his hand to his chest.
"Not you, lover boy," Sebastian teased. "Tony..."
Theo's jaw tensed as Tony grabbed Riley and dragged her towards the door.
"Come on, sweetheart," Tony grinned.
"What do we do with her?" Axel asked. "Not like we can let her live."
Sebastian shrugged. "I don't know, I kinda like her. What do you think, Theo?"
Theo watched Tony escort Riley out of the room. He locked eyes with her and could see a mixture of anger, fear, and hurt.
And this time it bothered him.
Theo snapped out of it as he looked at Sebastian standing at the door of the empty warehouse.
"Where the fuck are you?" Sebastian demanded.
Theo shook his head. "...what.." he muttered.
"I said Axel and Tony found her," Sebastian said. "... what do you think we should do with her?"