Bro Day is the seventieth chapter of Zak Saturday's Immortal Love Life. It was first published on March 10, 2016.
Set, Zack, and I were outside his house, playing some basketball outside of Zack’s house.
“Ok, so, remind me again why we’re doing this?” Set asked.
“Doing what?” Zack asked.
“This. Why we’re here with you and not off doing something that isn’t boring.”
“This isn’t boring.”
“Not to you, it isn’t. But to me, it is.”
“Set,” I said. “Shut up.”
“Hey, I just wanna know why we have to do this,” he replied.
“Look, I just thought that, since our girlfriends—mine and Zak’s—are having a girl’s day out today, that us guys could have a Bro day,” Zack said.
“Bro as in brothers? We’re not brothers.”
“No. Not yet, anyway.”
“What do you mean by ‘not yet’?” I asked.
“I think you know, Zak. If you and Sarah get married someday, you and I will be brothers-in-law.”
I smiled at the thought of it. Not of me and Zack being brothers-in-law, but of me being married to Sarah.
“Yeah, slim chance of that ever happening,” Set said.
I frowned. “Why do you say that?”
“Because you two are only twelve. You’ve got many years to go before you can get married, and, sorry, but I doubt your relationship is going to last that long. Same with you, Zack.”
“Why?” he asked.
“Because relationships at our age never do last that long.”
“That’s probably because they were never true relationships. I know that mine and Selena’s is, and I know that it’ll last forever with us.”
“Me too,” I agreed. “Me and Sarah, I mean.”
“Oh, you wanna bet?” Set said.
We threw our balls at him. He threw them back, but we caught them, which made him mad. We went back to shooting hoops.
Set groaned. “I can’t make a single basket. Even if I go close to it, I still miss.”
Zack chuckled, but he had a guilty look on his face. “Yeah, uh, I’m using my powers to keep you from making one.”
I laughed and gave him a high-five. Set threw his ball at him.
“Oh, please,” a voice said.
Then a basketball was thrown into the hoop from out of no where.
We turned in the direction it came from.
Zack groaned. “Danielle. What do you want this time?”
She smiled coldly. “Not you, that’s for sure. Hello, Set. It’s been a while.”
“Uh, yeah,” he replied. “Where have you been? Why didn’t you help me get out of that mirror?”
“Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me’? You’ve gotten yourself back into that mirror twice, which proves how much of a fool you are. Besides, I knew you would come back less than a year later. I can see the future, you know, which you never mess with. I hated to wait for you, but I had no choice.”
“Oh, yeah. Like you were waiting for me and not making out with your brother the whole time.”
“What?” I asked, shocked. “You’re making out with your brother? Isn’t that a crime?”
“I don’t know,” Danielle said with a weird smile on her face. “Is it, Zack?”
He seemed to be blushing, but I wasn’t sure. “Yes.”
Danielle rolled her eyes. “Well, whether it is or isn’t, I don’t care. My mom doesn’t like it either, but so what?”
“That’s disturbing,” I said.
“Uh, yeah,” Zack agreed, though he didn’t sound quite sure. “Yeah, it is.”
“Whatever,” she said. “Set, I miss you. I want you to come back to the Anti-Immortal world with me.”
Set thought about it. “What’s in it for me?”
“Well, you get to be with me and away from these people.”
“I might be able to get you your own set of powers.”
“Ok. You have yourself a deal.” He turned toward me and Zack. “Bye, guys.”
And they disappeared.
“Good riddance,” Zack said and shot another basket.
“To who?” I asked. “Set or Danielle?”
“Both of them. They’re both equally annoying.”
“What did she mean by the way she asked you if a brother and sister making out is a crime?”
He hesitated, then shook his head. “I don’t think she meant anything by it.”
“But you looked like you do know something about it.”
“It’s nothing, Zak. Just drop it already.”
I didn’t want to, but his glare made me.
“Why did you want me to have a ‘Bro Day’ with you?” I asked him. “Were your other friends busy or something?”
Zack stared at me. “What? You’re kidding, right? I like you a little better than them, and I don’t mean that in a gay way. Plus, you’re my sister’s boyfriend. And, like I said before, you two might get married someday and we would be brothers-in-law. I kind of hope that, ’cause I’d like you to be my brother. And I can assure you that I won’t be like it was with your dad and Doyle.”
“I know it won’t be,” I said. “And, I guess, thanks for accepting me as a brother and into your family.”
“You’re welcome,” Zack said. “Now how about we play some one-on-one?”
We played three times and he won them all, but I didn’t care. I liked spending a Bro Day with him. And if he can accept me as his brother, I can accept him as mine too.
Well, Zak finally got a POV again, even if it was really short. I wanted to create something with Zak and Zack, and get rid of Set. But in the next chapter, there's going to be a time-skip, and the beginning of drama.