Emma, Ruby, and Marney.Setting:
Summerland, California in 2010Rating:
Emma kills Ruby's dirtbag boyfriend and Mars takes the rap.
Emma wasn't really sure when she had lost Ruby in the crowd but she had been distributing on her own for at least a half hour now. It wasn't that Ruby couldn't handle her self on her own. Mars had made sure that both Emma and Ruby could operate alone if they needed to. The piece that Emma had tucked in the front of her shorts wasn't just for show. Neither was the knife she had in her shoe. It was all part of the game, and Emma was an eager player. Not that she had ever had to use any of it, not yet anyway. She knew the kind of things Mars got up to, and now that she had allowed them to join up, she knew that it was only a matter of time before something happened.
Emma finished up her current business transaction, stuffing the money in her already full pocket. She was beginning to get worried now. The last glimpse she had caught of her best friend was taking a line with her boyfriend. Even when Ruby went off at a party to spend time with him, she always joined back up with Emma after twenty minutes at the most. Emma hated the guy. He wasn't good enough for Ruby, not to mention he was a pig. She used to complain about him to Marney when Ruby was out until the older girl had begun accusing her of being in love. It was the most ridiculous thing she had ever heard, there was no way she was in love with Ruby. The girl was just her best friend, and Emma just had her best interest at heart. Plus, the guy was an asshole.
Fishing a joint out of her pocket, she lit it up before beginning her quest to track Ruby down. She found Mars standing near the beerpong table, chatting up a girl that Emma vaguely recognized. "Hey," she said, tilting her chin in greeting. "Have you seen Ru?"
"Last I saw she was heading up stairs with Rob," Mars told her, shrugging. "You two better not be fucking around and losing money."
Emma just grunted in response, scowling as she stalked away from Marney towards the stairs. It wasn't jealousy, it couldn't be. It was just unlike Ruby to disappear for so long when they had business to do. She wanted to be Marney's right hand woman one day, and she was very driven. Emma was just investigating because of business, she needed Ruby to help her move product. She climbed the stairs, blowing out a plume of smoke as she reached the top and snuffing out the roach on the wall.
There were five closed doors that stared back at her, and Emma hesitate as the smoke cleared. "Ru?" she called out loudly.