“Come on faggot,” Scott said.
“Ew, up side your head with that one faggot.”
“Is it hard?”
“No, just a reaction paper but I barely read the assignment.”
He knew he was hitting back with a heavy blow. It was all part of the game to antagonize the opponent so when a guy grabbed Mark’s ass on the field and Mark snapped and began to chase after him all the rest of the team started to laugh until they saw the opposing team start to interfere then they had to back up their man.
“Not ‘til he apologizes,” Mark said between breaths as he rolled to his knees to continue the struggle. Scott knew to get back to his feet, or at least to his knees. He caught Mark and the two rolled together until he had Mark on his back.
When Mark felt his shoulders hit the floor years of watching UFC had told him to get his guard up making Scott fall between his legs. Scott threw a punch into Mark’s stomach making him yell out in pain.
“Come on guys,” Glen said at Scott’s back. He reached down and grabbed Scott under the arms. “That’s enough.”
“Damn it,” Scott yelled out.
“Let me go,” Scott said.
“Dude, I’m sorry wait,” Mark said.
“You’re going to be.”
“Cool it man it was just a T.V.”
“He’s paying for it,” Scott demanded.
“Look I’m sorry. I’ll pay for it.” He didn’t know how. Ask his father for the money but what would he say?
Glen still held Scott who bucked at the grip.
“Look just get out of here man so we can all cool down.”
Mark turned on his roommates to find their fourth roommate, Bryan, dazed and scratching at his curly brown hair as he stood in the hallway in a pair of boxer briefs.
“We had an accident,” Mark said before leaving the apartment with a slam of the door.
Glen let Scott go and they both looked to the television.
“What happened?” Bryan asked again.
“He broke our television,” Glen said.
“He broke my television,” Scott said.
“Dude what an asshole,” Bryan added.
Mark walked with a determined gate. What had he just done? What would he tell his father? An incident like this could get him kicked off or reprimanded by the coach. What would his teammates say? A whole chain reaction was going to happen and he wasn’t sure if it was worth it.