The cement was wet, indicating that it had rained during the past hour. But in a city as large as this not even the rain could douse the awful stench. To those who lived there the stench was part of life and the fresh country air was poison. Patrick was a city dweller. He was used to the dreary darkness. The pitiful scene of rat infested alleyways. Only now he was part of the scene itself. Hunched over in one of those alleys, puking his guts out because of his inability to be who he wanted to be. Always conforming to the mould that was laid out by his parents twenty years ago. This nights drunkenness began with a party. One that he had gone to with his best friend, Luke. Luke was what you could call, a ladies man. He had striking features and the money with which to accentuate them. Hence the fact that he was invited to parties like this one. Everyone seemed to like him. The only reason that Patrick ended up at these parties is because Luke seemed blind to the fact that they made him uncomfortable and that, generally speaking, nobody really wanted him there anyway. This being said makes it completely understandable that when Luke forgot that he had driven Patrick to this party and left him there to be with an exceptionally beautiful woman, Patrick found the need to drown himself in alcohol. Although that wasn't really the reason. Patrick didn't mind being left at the party because he lived close enough to where it was taking place that he could easily walk home. What he minded was Luke leaving with a woman he barely knew. Or, well, a woman at all. Over the last seven years of their friendship Patrick had obtained feelings that weren't quite mutual to how Luke felt. So jealousy took him over and he drank to release the pain of the words he couldn't say. This is how he ended up in that dismal alleyway. ~~~~~ "HOW COULD HE DO THIS TO ME?!" Patrick's voice rang out through the desolate street. His outline lengthened against the red brick of the building. The light causing it flickered on and off. He fled around the corner into the dark alley while using the wall for stability. As he fell to his knees, the contents of his stomach spilled around him. He got back up and stumbled across the alley, falling against the wall on the other side. Tears ran down over his flushed cheeks. "Why couldn't you just love me?" he whispered to himself. The world around him grew blurry and faded away.