"Aww yeah!" Pewds cheered, as he grabbed the nearby bottle of whiskey and filled everyone's glass. "Man, I wish Ken and Mark could have joined us."
Cry nodded, "Yeah, I miss talking to them both. Man, Mark and I got so drunk while filming this one stupid game about ostriches. It was so awesome," the man laughed heartily at the memories of his Korean friend.
"Oh, shit, yeah! I saw that one!" Ian grinned, "Dude, when you were both flying in the air in that game. Shit, man. I almost pissed myself!" He wiped away a few tears from his laughter, as everyone else chuckled.
Toby couldn't help but feel a slight tightening in his chest as the others spoke, 'Oh my god. Are you serious right now, Toby? It's MARK! He's just a friend. He's YOUR friend, too. Are you really feeling jealou--'
"Hey, you okay there, friend?" Cry frowned, looking at the curly-haired youtuber who had a look of anger and disgust on his face. "Do you really fucking hate ostriches? Did they kill your famiry?" He spoke, using a horrible Asian impression to try to lighten the mood.
Snapping out of his mental scolding, Toby smiled and blushed for the third time that day, "Oh, no! Sorry, I just... I was annoyed at how... how I hadn't been able to talk to Mark in so long!" He sighed in relief at his quick thinking.
"Oh, yeah. You two weren't even here at the same time. He showed up to pick us up at the airport and drive us home, but couldn't stay because Bob and Wade were in town and they all had plans," Pewdie frowned, almost forgetting to mention it to his friends. "Ken said that he and Mary were trying to stockpile videos for VidCon. That's something Mar'i and I need to do, too," the Swede glanced at the stairs as he spoke.
"Eh. I don't believe in pushing myself to the point where I don't enjoy doing what I do. I don't want to let my subscribers down in any way, but at the same time, I don't want to make playing games become a chore," Cry shrugged, leaning back in the couch and crossing his legs.
Toby smiled genuinely at that, "I wish I could do that. I already have a reputation for posting both game and vlog videos pretty regularly, though."
"Psssh, yeah, but what about your main channel? When was the last time you made something there? Four score and seven years ago?" Jack laughed.
Toby stuck his tongue out, "Whatever. When are you gonna finish YGS 100?" The other men laughed at Jack's expense, while he rolled his eyes and flipped them all off.
Anthony sighed, happy that he was finally able to be around some happiness, "Um... hey, before we get started with this, I uh... I just wanted to tell you all that the wedding is off. Between Kal and I." Ian frowned sadly, already knowing and sympathizing with his best friend.
"What? Wait, what happened?" Pewdie frowned and furrowed his brow. He felt bad for his friend, but was completely confused, "What about the baby?"
"It's not mine," the Smosh man looked down, as he heard the sounds of surprise and confusion from those around him. "It belongs to this guy named Alec Rosa. He calls himself Max. They've been together for about nine months now and she's 14 weeks pregnant."
"Shit, man," Cry muttered. "Did she cheat or leave or what?"
"Oh, no. I'm seeing a girl, too. We decided to have an open relationship about a year back, because it wasn't fair for us to be too busy and not be able to spend time together. After things started getting serious with our separate dates, we decided to end things for good and move on. I'm still supporting her as her friend and helping as much as I can. We just haven't found a way to let everyone know yet, so..." he shrugged.
Jack nodded, "Well, we'll all keep our mouths shut about it, man. Thanks for confiding in us."
Anthony grinned, his mood improving, "Of course. Besides Ian, you and Pewds are my best friends. I really wanna get to know you and Cry better, too," he looked to Toby and smiled.
"Well, we know each other pretty well, but it won't hurt to talk more," the self-branded Buscus grinned happily.
Chuckling, the masked man turned to the Swede, "So, what rules are there?"
"Well, how about we start with the most obvious. Each cuss word gets half a shot. Any more suggestions? And branching off that, does anyone have an idea of what we should do? Marzia has a movie picked out, but I know she and Kalel want to watch it with us, so we'll do that later."
"How about a game of the floor is lava? Except instead of lava, the floor is booze?" Ian laughed.
"I just moved in, man! Give me at least a week before you start jumping on my furniture and breaking shit!" Pewdie laughed, rejecting the idea.
"Um... how about spin the bottle?" Cry suggested. Toby was ready to agree immediately, before all the other men made a face of disgust and disagreed.
"None of us are pansexual like you, man," the Swede rolled his eyes. "Next idea? What about you, Toby? You've been unusually quiet."
"Oh, sorry. I was just... um... thinking. Maybe... truth or dare?" The brunette shyly suggested.
"How would we ever make that into a drinking game, though?" Anthony asked, cocking his brow.
A grin appeared under the white porcelain of the masked man, "Ooh, how about every time someone's a pussy, and doesn't do a dare, we make them take a full shot and when they choose dare, they only have to take half a shot?"
Jack shrugged, "Just as long as you pussies don't pussy out-- oh, wait. You will," his voice hot deeper, as he turned his cap backwards and flexed.
"Damn. Too bad you have a girlfriend," Cry grinned, chuckling, as Jack rolled his eyes and chortled.
Toby wanted to get off the topic of Cry hitting on anyone else, "So, rules are that we take one half shot for any curse word, one shot for not doing a dare, and one half shot for choosing truth?"
"Yep. I think we should take a note from Ryan and be able to pass the dare on to others when we decide to skip it," Ian suggested, as everyone agreed.
"Well, let's get ready, guys. You can all sleep over here tonight, so you aren't driving drunk," the blonde smiled, moving his full shot closer to himself.
"Nah, Kal will drive us home. She can take you three if you want," Anthony motioned to everyone besides Pewds and his best friend.
"I'll stay here for the night. I'm weird about people knowing exactly where I'm staying," Cry politely declined.
"I wouldn't mind, but Eren can always come get me," Jack shrugged, but was eventually talked into going with the men.
Ian turned to the Buscus, "And you, Toby?"
"Oh, um... I actually live on the other side of town, so I'll just stay here tonight. Besides, I don't want her driving too long in the dark."
"Mmm. A sensitive man. I like that," Cry smirked at the man.
"Okay, okay, Mister 'I want to fuck every decent-looking man'," Pewdie rolled his eyes and sat back, "Let's get this game started."