"Aww- God damn it..." Peter sighed out loud. He could see it brewing for at least an hour since Caleb walked into the 'illegal' party in the depths of the Mitchell Hall dorm. Caleb was furious that Ethan- another Freshman and his best friend had been seen going out with his lately ex-girlfriend Megan. Paranoid little minds see things that weren't there to start off- more so when injured young male pride was involved. Needless to say Ethan was happy his buddy was being a total asshole to him since he took up with Megan. Two strong willed individuals were now involved in a situation where neither would back down.
Well an hour had passed and both had a snout full of cheap beer and perceived disrespect was added to the mix. Result: Caleb pushed Ethan, words were exchanged and someone did some more pushing.
Peter pushed his way slowly through the onlookers and they pulled back as looked as if a fight was about to start. Breaking through the ring of people, Peter was just in time as Caleb pulled back his arm to punch Ethan in the face.
"Whoa! Cool it guys..." the clearly sober Peter said to the drunk, smaller Freshman- grabbing Caleb by the shoulder and pulling him back, steeping between the two of them. "What the fuck? You guys are buds and you are fighting over a girl?" he queried them, hoping to make them see sense.
"My girl first..." Caleb slurred trying to step around Peter so he could get at Ethan, who was likewise restrained from continuing his 'discussion' with Caleb. "Yeah...fine she WAS your girl first- but she made her decision and you gotta respect it" advised Peter.
"Yeah- she with me now asshole!" Ethan added his opinion, swaying slightly on his feet. Yes...clearly he was NOT helping the situation was speaking his mind. So that did NOT help Peter defuse the volatile situation. "Ethan- dude...you're not-" he started to say, just as Caleb replied. "You're mother shithead!" he roared as he tried to lunge past Peter.
Massively strong arms wiped the 132lbs Freshman off his feet and press him back against the wall as Ethan was pulled back by a larger football player. "Hey- chill Caleb! Let it go..." Peter advised the clearly aggrieved Caleb. The smaller guy wriggled in fury and showed not much sign of wanting to stop. With a sigh, Peter hefted the smaller guy over his shoulder and carried him outside. With two of Caleb's friends in tow, he carried Caleb outside and then let him go. "You need to cool it Caleb- seriously...you almost fucked up any chance you go at getting back with Megan ever if you keep losing your shit like this". He sighed...Caleb wasn't a bad guy, but when someone gets as drunk as he was, things lose perspective. "You guys better see he get home before he hurts himself or someone else..." he suggested to his friends.
Walking back inside, he could help but wonder what the hell else could happen tonight....