Erik And Arthur Both Laughing About Mike Costello And What They Saw
Erik, who is Paul's brother, and Arthur who is Erik's friend have definitely affected Paul and Joey's relationship with their actions. Due to their actions, Joey no longer wants to step foot inside of Paul's house because of Erik.
ArthurAnd Erik Making Fun Of Mike Costello's Hair From It Being Burned Off
Dude His Hair! HAHAHA
After finding out about the news that Mike Costello had died, Erik went to go break the news to his mother and brought Joey along with him since he had seen it happened too. "No I didn't see him. I think his brother was there." Erik looked over at Arthur. "Was that his brother?" Arthur said, "Yeah," and seemed to fight back a smile." (Page 51)
Joey Refuses To Go Into Paul's House Anymore
No, I'm not coming in anymore.
After telling Erik's mother about Mike Costello's death, they decided to head to the backyard and have a laugh about Mike Costello. Meanwhile as he's dead. "I looked through the patio doors and saw Erik and Arthur. They were laughing." (Page 52)
Erik Ruined Paul And Joey's Relationship
After Erik told his mother about mike him and Erik went into the backyard and while they were back there they were laughing and explaining what they saw with Mike Costello's hair and making jokes about it. "...Did you see his hair? Did you see the side of his head? He got mohawked, man!" "I watched them in disbelief. How could they be happy? Who were these people?" (Page 52)
Erik and Arthur said some very mean and inappropriate things about MIke Costello and made fun of him when it was obviously very hurtful torwards Joey Costello. "Well, you're welcome to stay with us. You and Paul do everything else together. You may as well sleep together... Joey got that upset look on his face again. He muttered, "I don't think so," and went inside." (Page 144)
Joey is no longer going to be coming into Paul's house since the day that Erik made fun of his dead brother Mike. "Joey hasn't set foot in our house since the day he met up with Erik and Arthur." (Page 145)