Although he wanted to run, Nick managed a respectable speed as he came over. “What’s up?” he asked, hopefully not sounding too eager.
There was the sound of someone shifting right behind the door, then the wood creaked as though Brady were resting against it. Right there, inches away yet so far.
“I need help,” Brady said, his voice strangely toneless.
This story is an alternate universe take on Nick Porter and Brady Jensen, the main characters of A. L. Heard’s novel “Hockey Bois.” No knowledge of the source material is needed to enjoy this story.