"I'm so fucking scared," Holly said on the other end of the phone. Savannah could hear the shakiness in her voice and it was scaring her. It's been years since she talked to Holly. Once she decided to clean up her own life she made the hard decision to cut out people who would push her back into that life. It wasn't that she didn't love Holly, she was just afraid. She was afraid of slipping back into old habits, and here she was on the phone with best friend in the world. It felt good to hear her voice, but not like this.
"What's wrong...," she said as she continued to go through her boss's calendar. She needed to set up the rest of his meetings for month. It would have to wait, because in Holly's tone she could tell she needed her.
"He isn't breathing!"
She could hear the way Holly was pacing back and forth. She could hear the way her tone started to rise.
"What do you mean he isn't breathing?"
"I needed fucking money okay," Holly snapped back at her. "We all don't cushy fucking jobs working for a lawyer, Savvy. I need your help please. I did everything we used to do but something went wrong this time!"
She could feel her heart pounding out of her chest. She had just graduated college and met a really nice guy, She had finally got her life together, but Holly needed her. She always felt bad about leaving Holly behind. He had his door open and she glanced over in direction before she cleared her throat. "Excuse me sir," she said softly as she hung up the phone. "Do you mind if I take my lunch now?" After he gave her the okay to leave for an hour, she slowly stood up and retrieved her purse and her phone.
"Why did you hang up on me!," poor Holly was hysterical. She needed Savannah's help because she's never done any of this alone. As soon as Savannah was out of the office and outside she finally answered her as she made her way to her car.
"Calm down, please. I can't help if you're going to go crazy on me. Where are you?"
"i'm at the normal place. Third floor. Please help me."
It's been a long time since she's done this. She thought she left this world, but she couldn't leave her friend to suffer by herself. It took her no time to get to the designated spot. As she was driving to Holly she was thinking in her mind what she could do this time to get away with everything.
"Open the door, it's me. "
Holly didn't hesitate to open the door and pulled Savannah in with her. Holly's face was covered in mascara from her crying. They usually never robbed another person without the other around, but with Sav living a whole new life for five years now, Holly had to learn how to do things on her own.
As much as much as she didn't want to be a part of this, she couldn't let her oldest friend fall apart. She placed her hands on her shoulders and gave her a reassuring squeeze as she stared directly into her eyes. "I'm not going to let you go down. I'm here for you. We'll clean this up together."