Ronan, Cameron and Tommy all came together in a group 15 minutes later. They had their things in their bookbags. There were now 7 of us. I was the one that bought a van for us to get there. The shotgun position was mine. I was not giving it up for anyone else in the group. Ronan actually knew how to drive. Cameron did not know. He was never taught. Nicolò, Araldo and Bernardo were too young. Tommy knew how, but he was too slow. He would be the one to take over when Ronan got too tired to continue. Ronan got in the driver's seat. Tommy got in directly behind him. The rest filed in where they could. It was cramped in the back row, but it worked. We were on the road towards our future. Askill Town awaited us. It took us several days in-game by car to drive there. Ronan and Tommy were taking shifts sleeping while the other one drove. We also had to take several breaks to stretch out our limbs. Those were really great. I made the most of every break. When we finally got there, it was a great feeling to finally be where we all needed to be. Our group got there in the middle of the night.
There was nothing open at the moment. I had Ronan drive around the town until we found an inn. We got out and moved to the door. The innkeeper let us in and gave us some rooms. I told them that they would have to buddy up. We all had to think about that situation. Nicolò let Araldo and Bernardo room together. Tommy and Cameron decided to room together. That was 4 of them there were 2 rooms left. Nicolò looked at me nervously. "Do you want to get a room together?" he asked. I just blinked at him. "You want to snuggle!?" I teased. He paled. "No way! That's why I want to room with you, Mar." he snapped. I crossed my arms. "I know you'll watch my back and not try to fuck me." he said. I sighed and said "Alright. You're right. I won't touch you if you don't want me to. I doubt that Ronan would either though." I looked over at him and gave him the last key. "Looks like you're going to have your room to yourself." He was happy about that. We went to our rooms. I stripped down to my underwear. It was natural to me. Nicolò did the same thing. He crawled onto it and turned away from me.
He did not want to be touched. Nicolò was very clear about that. I was not going to do something to break past a boundary like that. He was a friend. I did not really need to sleep. I simply watched his back as he eventually fell asleep. Nicolò woke up in the morning. He turned to look at me and was startled that I was looking at him. "Geez man. Am I that ugly!? Stop being a scaredy cat. No one touched you all night." I teased him lightly. He rolled his eyes. "If that is your mug in the morning, you really can't blame me for screaming." he shot back. He was quick to get dressed again. I took my time with it. Once we were ready, we went down to the lobby together. Everyone was there already. Araldo and Bernardo were light sleepers. It was a good thing when they lived in the alley. The whores had to get up early to prep themselves for a day of selling themselves. Nicolò seemed to be the odd one out. I spoke up and took the blame for being last. It did not mean much to me. Our first morning was spent just the exploring town. There were 4 districts in Askill: Square, Payday, The Yard and The Hills.