Just letting you all know why there’s been a lack of updates. I’ve been dealing with family stuff so I haven’t had the motivation or desire to write. I know what I’m gonna do but just gotta write it out.
Ashlyn made sure to be as quiet as a mouse as she heard the voices coming up the stairs and she peeked through the crack, making sure to not be seen.
"You guys missed the action." Logan said with a laugh. Ashlyn knew he knew she liked to eavesdrop on him and his friends, having caught her before numerous times. She had no doubt that he probably knew she was listening in at that particular moment as well.
She quieted her thoughts, wanting to make sure she didn’t miss anything. “What’d you do now?” Kendall asked, causing a small smile to grace Ashlyn’s face. She liked Kendall. He was cool and seemed to be on her side where Logan’s tormenting her was concerned.
Logan did nothing but laugh and Ashlyn’s eyes widened as she caught him heading towards her door and she backed away as quickly yet quietly as she could but failing miserably as she toppled backwards as the door opened, causing her to back away so she wouldn’t get hit by it. She frowned up at her older brother, pushing herself up as the other three guys rounded the corner of her doorframe. “Rude.”
Logan laughed again, crossing his arms as he looked at his sister with a thoroughly amused expression. “I wasn’t the one listening in dear sister. That was you. Why do you do that anyway?” He had been curious about it for a while but then again, it was Ashlyn and she was weird. She didn’t have to have a reason for being weird. She just was.
Ashlyn just stared her brother down, not planning to answer him. Anyway, she didn’t know why she liked to listen in on them. She just did. She was quite fond of them all but she was the weird little sister that they wouldn’t hang out with. She wasn’t going to come out and say, “Hey. I think you all are awesome and I wanna hang out with you.” That was even weirder than being the dorky little sister. She couldn’t wait till they stopped looking at her as Logan’s younger sister. She wasn’t just that. She was a person all her own.
She was thankful when she didn’t have to reply. Logan had gotten tired of waiting for a reply that he figured wasn’t going to come so she, along with James and Carlos walked back out into the hall, heading to Logan’s room for however long they were planning to stay here. They tended to meet up here before heading out for the day, coming back in the evening to drop her brother off. Kendall, however, remained in her doorway, an amused grin on his face. “What?!” Ashlyn said, a small smile starting to show. She was fighting to not laugh but was near failing and she knew it.
Kendall only shook his head, laughing before opening his arms up, a wide smile on his face as he did so. Ashlyn didn’t even have to think twice as she walked into the embrace, wrapping her arms around Kendall and smiling wider. “Dork.” she said, laughing quietly against his shirt.
Kendall laughed louder as Ashlyn pulled back. “So are you, Ash. So are you.” he said, tucking a strand of her brown hair behind her ear before glancing down the hall. “I should probably go. We wouldn’t want Logan finding more things to torment you with now would we.” he said, a smirk slipping onto his face at Ashlyn’s exasperated expression before turning around and heading down the hall, entering Logan’s room as Ashlyn shut her door.
She walked back over to her window seat, picking up her book again, only to set it down a moment later. She couldn’t read now. It wasn’t so much that she couldn’t. She just didn’t feel like it anymore. She didn’t really know why but she just couldn’t focus anymore.
Ashlyn Henderson never made plans but she had expectations and the one thing she never expected suddenly became a reality. She has problems accepting that it’s almost a dream but not quite.
As Ashlyn looked at her reflection, trying to keep calm despite the nerves that were washing over her like waves, her best friend walked up behind her and gave her a smile. “Ash, you’ll be fine. He loves you. You have nothing to worry about.” she said. Ash nodded gently and sighed quietly before looking back at her reflection, taking a deep breath and pulling herself away from the mirror as she heard the familiar tune start playing behind the closed door that led to the chapel. Her father walked in just then and smiled at her. “You ready, baby girl?” he asked as he held out his arm to her. Ashlyn just nodded, taking his arm and letting herself be led out of the room.
As her father led her down the aisle, Ash stole a few glances around before she looked towards the altar and when she saw him, she couldn’t look away. The look on his face stole her breath away the same way it did every single time he looked at her and at that moment, she felt all her nerves fall away and a smile graced her face that she was certain was identical to the one he wore. As she neared the altar, she glanced at her brother and couldn’t help but allow her smile to widen. Her thoughts were drifting and she let them.
As they reached the altar, her father kissed her forehead before heading back to his place beside her mom and Ashlyn looked up as she felt a hand being encased in another and she couldn’t help the quiet giggle that escaped her lips. She just couldn’t believe this was happening. Not in her wildest dreams and she had definitely had quite a few.
~Nine years earlier~
"LOGIE! GIVE IT BACK!!!"
"No! You’ll have to come get it!"
Ashlyn chased her brother down the halls of the second floor of their home, trying to get her teddy bear back. Logan had taken it from her, his intention being to tease her nonstop about it. She wasn’t planning to let him. It wasn’t like she slept with it. She just liked it’s softness and plushiness. She just didn’t want anyone knowing. Especially not his three friends. This wasn’t the first time he had embarrassed her in front of them.
"Logan, give your sister her bear back." their mother said, standing in the doorway, her arms crossed over her chest.
Logan sighed and handed Ashlyn her bear back before ruffling her hair with a laugh. Ashlyn glared at him, stepping away from him. “You are so mean Logie.” she said, running down the hall to her room.
Ashlyn is 16 but you wouldn’t guess that from how she acts at times. She wasn’t the most outspoken girl but she did enjoy a lot of activities and on a rare occasion would be very into sports though her real passion was art.
When Ashlyn got to her room, she quickly hid her teddy bear before plopping herself down in front of her window and picked up her book. She had always loved sitting here when she was young. She felt like a princess on a balcony overlooking the town below. She had a beautiful view during any weather or season and it was relaxing.
Out of the corner of her eye, she spotted three guys walking up the walkway and she put her book down, realizing who it was and she rushed over, hiding behind her door a bit as she closed it almost all the way, leaving it open a crack so she could hear them talking as they came up the stairs.
The very last show of our tour was amazing and by far the best show of the tour. I guess it was a kind of show that we got to connect with our fans more in a personal way than just from the stage. It was cool. The fans found out about our likes and dislikes somehow. To be honest, I know how most of them find out things. I found out on fan sites about bands. All they’d have to do would be find facts about us and stuff like that. Cynthia got muffins and a Little Mermaid snow globe. Lauren got a Godzilla snow globe and a Twilight charm bracelet. Amy got a really gigantic stuffed tiger and a really wicked snow globe that was shaped like a rocket and had a robot in it. I got two utterly Twilight-ish gifts. One was a musical jewelry box and the other was a carrying case of some sort. This girl was now on my good side. I love Twilight to no end.
Anyway’s, we were performing the last song and I was so glad I didn’t laugh. It was completely insane. Though finding out what was going on, I’m kinda glad Doug didn’t tell me. I would have kicked his ass so I could be Raphael. That was and always will be my favorite ninja turtle. I was oddly tired yet not able to actually sleep. I was wired up and I think I was getting on everyone’s nerves. That was weird because it’s usually Cynthia. Most of the time on the way back home, we played video games or just goofed off. I finally was getting better at Halo thanks to Danny and Dougie helping me. I still need to work on it. I even went to the extreme of playing Rock Band and not wanting to stop. Unfortunately, Doug got me to stop and drug me off to the bunks.
Next thing I remember is getting woken up because we were back home. I drug myself off the bus and up the stairs to my upstairs flat and leaned against the door because I didn’t have the key. I need to get a freaking key for my own damn flat. Anyway’s, we all gathered in mine and Doug’s flat for some reason. We decided to go out to eat tonight and Cynthia and I grinned.
Tom noticed first, being the overly observant of the four, and looked a bit worried.
"Oh no. It’s not a bad idea. We just don’t want to go all formal. It’s just not us." Lauren said, finally understanding what was on our minds.
"Where do you want to go?" Tom asked, looking between Lauren, Cynthia, and myself. Amy was too busy talking to Harry about god knows what.
We all looked at each other and Lauren looked back at the guys.
"McDonalds…" she said but got quieter when she finished because we were getting looked at in a really weird way. I didn’t know if I should be flattered by the look or offended by it. I took offended after Dougie said that it was not such a great idea. Oh no he didn’t!
I was so freaking close to starting a bitch fest because I hate not getting to eat where I want to and also the idea that our idea was called stupid. In my mind, if it was an idea I came up with and it’s stupid, that makes me stupid as well. I hate it. So I stood up and went to get a glass of water and went to sit in the lounge/living room area and watch TV. I didn’t care where we ate. I just hate dresses and heels and don’t feel like I should be forced to wear an outfit that I despise just to go out. All I wanted to do was spend time with friends and people who are more like family than eating in an expensive restaurant and get stared at.
I got called into the room I was in earlier and told that I needed to stop pouting and that we were going to eat at McDonalds but that we were going to have to wait till practically no one was there. I almost smiled but then I felt kinda bad because of how I acted.
While we waited to go, we all went our ways to get ready while the guys went somewhere together. They were being really quiet about something. I could feel it. It was driving me crazy that I was out of the loop again. I let it go though and went downstairs to meet up with Cynthia. From there we went to Lauren’s and then to Amy’s. Eventually, the guys showed up and we all went to McDonalds. It was actually meant to be closed but apparently they kept it open for us and only us. It was very weird but I got over that as soon as I saw the ball pit. I quickly kicked off my shoes and jumped in. I loved the ball pit. I always had. I had to be the weirdest girl in the world. I’m 23 but I still act like a kid. I love all the childish things that I barely enjoyed at a young age. I always avoided people. Cynthia and Danny were playing with the Dinos that they got in the kids meals. Cynthia had a T-Rex and Danny had a stegosaurus. Cynthia and Danny were making their dinos fight and by the look of it, Cynthia was winning.
"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" she shouted as loud as she could. I popped my head out of the ball pit and looked at her. I then took a deep breath before screaming a reply right back at her.
"FIREFLY IS EPICLY AWESOME!"
"SHA!" she shouted right back and we laughed.
"Our girlfriends are weird, dude." Dougie said and I flicked his ear for it. I had gotten out of the ball pit and sat down so I could eat. I didn’t care much for being called weird.
"We are not weird. We are epically awesome. You are just bland." I stated.
We ate our food and stood up to leave but we got blindfolded before we got to the door.
"I’ve had it with blindfolds. Handcuffs I like, if used properly. Blindfolds, however, are going down." I bitched, causing Dougie and Cynthia to giggle.
"She’s being perverted."
"Yes I am." I said and grinned.
We were walked outside and got into a car. I hated when I didn’t know where I was going. I didn’t know how the other girls were reacting but I was pissed. It seemed like forever before the car stopped and we were ushered out. The blindfolds were removed and we saw a tiny ass town.
"Where the hell are we?" I said, confused.
"Seems this was were we met four tourists who were by far the most interesting people in the world." Tom said and I looked around and finally recognized the town that had way to many bridges and no unicorns. The very town that we had in fact met the four guys that became a large part of our lives. We looked at each other and then at the guys who held out their hands for ours. We took their hands and went our own ways to talk. We didn’t meet up again for a while. We all had big smiles on our faces though so I think we were going to have a long long night of talking. Things definitely were going to be brought up tonight.
We got into the car but we kept our hands in our pockets or in the sleeves of our hoodies. The guys were smiling as well and nodded slightly at each other so I think I had an idea of what happened when we weren’t around each other. I’d just have to wait and see.
Once we got back home, the guys went to Tom’s flat for some reason. Cynthia, Lauren, Amy, and I all went to the studio because we wanted to talk and knew this was about the safest place to do so. We rarely used the studio until we started a new album or were preparing for a tour. We weren’t planning anything just yet so we didn’t have to go to the studio.
Once we got seated on a sofa, we couldn’t help but grin really big and I almost eeped for some unknown reason. All we had to do was show each other our hands and see the rings that were now on our ring finger.
We decided to talk about how they proposed to us. Cynthia started smiling for some reason and we looked at her.
"Yeah, it was sweet. We were talking about world domination and monkeys when he was all like BAM! ‘Wanna kind of be married to me forever?’ and I was all like ‘forever?’ and he was like ‘yeah’ then I said sure. It was magical. Then we went back to talking ‘bout monkeys…" Cynthia said in practically one breath.
"Oooook. Well, Tom and I were just talking and he stopped me. I didn’t know what he was doing but then he got down on one knee and it clicked. He didn’t really give a speech like most proposals either which was cool." Lauren said and smiled.
"Harry and I found a bench near some really nice flowers and sat down and talked. It did get a bit quiet a one point but I kinda think we were elsewhere. I mean we might have had a lot running through our minds. He took my hands and basically, looked me in the eyes and asked me to marry him. The cool thing is, after I accepted, fireflies started flying near us. A few even landed on us. It was so awesome."
Everyone looked at me expectantly and I smiled. “He just asked me to marry him. It was simple but the way he was looking at me, I didn’t even have to think about it. I love him and would do anything for him….unless it involves big big snakes.” I said, getting wide eyes at the thought of a large snake.
We looked at our rings once more and smiled to ourselves. Things were so perfect right now.
No Ones POV
Things had been amazing for the fours girls from the moment they arrived in England. Wether it was the thrill of being there or meeting the guys that would change their lives, they never found out. Things just were and everything was perfect. No one could ever ruin what the girls felt and no bad days could ruin the moments that were spent with each other and their future husbands. They knew this was a new beginning. It wasn’t that hard to tell. They just lived each day to the fullest and enjoyed just being with people that they cared about. No one knows the future. We can only try to live everyday as if it’s our last. We don’t know if we will have a happy ending. Only time can tell. I know one thing. No story every truly ends. It just begins again.
You know what’s great about fans? They bring you random things. I’m not even sure how they know things about me, I find that somewhat creepy but when you’re given muffins there’s no way you can turn them down. No matter how creepy the person might be. That reminds me of a Dane Cook joke where he got kidnapped five times in the same week because he was a sucker for a bicycle. Hopefully I’m smarter than that.
“What do you got there?” Lauren asked walking up next to me. The Riot Girls decided that we’d spend some time with the fans before the concert just for fun. At first I was contemplating running back inside when I saw everyone out there but I manned up and took it.
“Someone gave me muffins, how awesome is that?!” I replied with a huge grin.
“Did you promise someone something in return?” Lauren inquired referring to a previous show where I was very close to being bribed with muffins to let someone shack up with Danny for the night. Fans can be very smart, they go for the most; well I don’t want to say stupid because I’d be insulting myself but I can’t think of another word and end up getting me to do or promise a crap load of things. Luckily though I’ve had some awesome people run interference before I did something stupid.
“Nope, this was no strings attached muffins…unless there’s a bomb.” I told her. “What did you get?”
“A snow globe!” Lauren smiled widely as she held up her snow globe after shaking it a little.
“I know!” Lauren sighed happily as we continued our trek backstage. “I can’t believe this is the last show.”
“Word.” I agreed opening up the package of my muffins. I held the package up to my face and sniffed happily. “Oh my sweet lord of the rings, they are heavenly.”
“You’re such a freak.”
“I know, it happens.” I answered with a small nod as I picked up the blueberry muffin and brought it to my mouth.
“WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!” Someone yelled from behind us surprising me which caused me to drop all my muffins to the floor. Lauren luckily clung to her snow globe so it didn’t break. We turned around to see Vicki standing there grinning happily, she totally got laid.
“YOU KILLED MY MUFFINS!” I yelled pointing at her with wide eyes and Vicki just laughed, she laughed! I narrowed my eyes at her then uttered the words that would get her into trouble. “I’m telling on you.” Then I took off towards backstage jumping over my fallen muffins that were evidence.
“Not if I get there first!” Vicki yelled after me and that only made me run faster. I skidded around a corner and ran into a water fountain. I’m definitely going to have a bruise on my stomach; hopefully I didn’t break any ribs. That’s suck monsterly. I ran for another two minutes because I kept turning the wrong way before I made it to McFly’s dressing room (ours was across the hall).
“VICKI KILLED MY MUFFINS SHE MUST BE PUNISHED!” I yelled as loud as I could as I burst through the doors. Harry and Amy pulled away from each other, their kissing ceasing and Tom stared at me as he rubbed his ear. He was the closest to me, I felt somewhat bad. I’d probably feel worse if my muffins hadn’t been ruined.
“Did you really have to yell?” Tom asked.
“You can stop yelling, we can hear you.” Amy told me and I nodded my head before bending over to regain my breath that I had lost while running. “How did she kill them?”
“She spooked me,” I paused inhaling deeply and standing up straight. “And I dropped them. She did it on purpose!”
“How do you know?” Harry inquired joining the conversation.
“She was smiling!” My three friends just stared at me. “Well, smiling means purposement…or that she and Dougie boinked like a couple of bunnies.” It was still silent and probably continued for a good three minutes before someone spoke.
“Why didn’t you just use the five second rule?” Amy asked bringing up a very good point.
“OH MY SWEET LORD OF THE RINGS!” My eyes were wide. Why didn’t I think of that?! I waved a quick goodbye to everyone in the room before speeding out of there like the devil was on my tail. When I made it back to the spot where I dropped my muffins no one was there. Happily I sat on the ground and started picking them up and putting them back in their package.
“Tell me you’re not goin’ to eat those.” I heard Danny say as he stood behind me casting a shadow over me.
“I’m not going to eat those.” I told him.
“Yeah, pretty much.” I replied looking up at him once I was finished putting the muffins in the package. “Don’t look at me like that; it’s the five second rule.”
“From what I’ve heard it’s been longer than five seconds.” Danny said helping me up from my position on the ground.
“Who have you heard that from?” I asked looking at him suspiciously.
“Figures, she’s the one who made me drop them in the first place and some awesome fanster totally gave them to me. Have you seen Lauren’s snow globe? It’s awesome!” I told him talking a mile a minute for really no reason, it just happened.
“Right.” Danny nodded. I grinned and kissed him on the cheek, he pulled me back for a kiss on the lips. “Are you ready for the last show?”
“Word to your mother.”
“Right, you’re not cool enough to know Vanilla Ice or maybe you’re real lucky not to know…” I said trailing off. “Anywho! Yes, I’m ready.”
“Good, the doors are goin’ to open soon we got to head backstage.” I nodded and laced my fingers with Danny’s.
“So, got anything special for the closing night?” I asked curiously for reasons unknown to my boyfriend.
“What do you want to do?”
“Oh my sweet lord of the rings you’re a mind reader.”
“No, if I was I’d probably be able to make fun of Doug loads more than I do now.” I laughed because it would be true. I know I’d do that. Not necessarily to Dougie but to all of my friends. “But I know these things because-”
“In a non-predictable way.” Danny replied confusing the both of us.
“Huh, anywho, want to help me?” I asked grinning at him, Danny smiled back.
Cynthia had another idea. As long as she didn’t play with fire I figured we were all safe. Then we had to tell her that she couldn’t use costumes or any type of bomb or anything harmful whatsoever. She left the room sad and defeated with Danny following her. I’m not sure if I want to know of the plan she was going to concoct. I turned from the door and looked over at Lauren and smiled as I watched her shake her snow globe then watch it snow on the little figures inside. There was no doubt that I was absolutely in love with that girl.
“What?” She asked looking up from her snow globe and found me staring at her.
“Nothin’.” I replied.
“Then why are you smiling?” Lauren inquired.
“Because you’re so incredibly beautiful that words can’t describe and you’re mine.” I told her completely honest with what I was feeling as I walked over and sat next to her. Lauren blushed and I loved it.
“Yeah, well, you’re mine and I love it.” I leaned over and captured Lauren’s lips with mine kissing her passionately when the door suddenly burst open. Lauren and I pulled away to see Danny and Cynthia walk into the room with large bags while talking quietly to each other. We stared at the two of them confused and intrigued, who wouldn’t be?
“Do you know what they got?” I quietly whispered to Lauren. She shook her head no.
“Despite being close friends I don’t always know what Cynthia is up to.” I nodded my head. We watched them for a moment longer before I decided that asking would probably be the best thing.
“What’s in the bags?” I asked loud enough for them to hear me. They stopped whispering to each other abruptly and turned to look at Lauren and I. The four of us stared at each other before Danny and Cynthia picked up the bags they had set down, mentioned something about finding another location before heading out of the room without answering me.
“Oh.” Lauren said as if she now understood everything that was going on. I on the other hand was still completely in the dark.
“What?” I asked turning my attention from the door to my incredible girlfriend.
“I get it.” Lauren smiled looking back at me before planting a quick kiss on my lips.
“Why do you get it and I don’t?”
“I’m amazing like that and it was quite obvious.” She informed me and I felt a little stupid. If it was obvious why wasn’t I getting it? Maybe it’s a chick thing but that didn’t stop me from wanting to know.
“Will you tell me what’s going on?” I asked.
“I would but,” Lauren paused. “It’s one of those things you have to figure out on your own. I love you though!” She added like that would make up for not telling me. It did. I grinned and leaned in to kiss her again. I could wait until the show to find out what Danny and Cynthia were up to.
I felt smart, I actually knew what was going on but I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone about it. There was this rule that everyone had to find out on their own that was apparently established. It was one of those weird unspoken rules. This was the first time that I got something that Vicki didn’t, I was proud of myself. I just had to remember not to get seduced into telling her what I knew. It’s harder than it sounds.
“Come on Dougie, please tell me?” Vicki asked whispering into my ear.
“I, uh, er, no.” I replied less articulate than what I planned.
“I really, really want to Vicki but I-I can’t I promised.” That was somewhat the truth. I didn’t verbally promise anything but knowing the secret it felt like the promise of knowing it came attached.
“Are you sure?” She asked before nipping at my neck and kissing it. I’m starting to think that her getting me alone in her band’s dressing room was all part of some sinister plot to get me to confess the secret to her. It’s like I’m James Bond and the enemy is trying to seduce all my top secret super secret agent information from me. Wow, Vicki’s my Bond girl. I’m enjoying this, a lot.
“I’m positive.” I told her looking straight into her eyes trying my hand at being James Bond smooth.
“Well then,” Vicki said stilling staring at me seductively. “I’ll just go now.” She said pulling away from me like it was no big deal that she was leaving me alone in her dressing room with a hard on.
“What?” I asked as she started walking towards the door.
“When you decide to tell me, we can finish this.” Vicki said with a smile before walking through the door and closing it behind her leaving me on my own.
“Damn.” This would’ve never happened to Bond.
Cynthia must’ve been a ninja in a past life or something. One minute Amy’s with me and we’re talking then the next Cynthia magically appears in front of us staring at us like she was contemplating something. It gave me an uneasy feeling, especially when she didn’t blink for the longest time. Then when she left I went to turn towards Amy to ask her what that was all about she was missing too!
“What the…?” I looked around but I couldn’t find her, anywhere. It was like she disappeared off the face of the Earth. Not to mention Lauren, Dougie and Danny were MIA as well. Vicki, Tom and I didn’t end up seeing them until five minutes before the concert started. Even then we still had no idea what the hell was going on. It was between our sets that the three of us were finally informed of what was going on. Sort of.
We were each handed a note from Amy and had to read them quickly but at least I knew what the hell was going on now. I felt a bit stupid for not realizing what was happening sooner. This was Cynthia’s idea, you could tell by the fact that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were involved. I would’ve thought Tom would be involved because he likes them too but he was clueless, though now he was ecstatic about the idea.
After we finished playing we went off stage to get set up for the encore. We weren’t going to play our own songs, no, we were going to play the theme song the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and that’s all that I was informed of. Instead of Dougie and Danny joining Tom and I back out on the stage Lauren came out in black ninja costume taking Dougie’s spot on bass. Vicki took Danny’s spot. Where Danny, Dougie, Amy and Cynthia were I had no idea but as soon as the lights went back up bubbles were everywhere.
There must’ve been at least twenty different bubble machines set up on the sides of the stage. “This is the last song we’re going to play tonight and for the tour.” Vicki said into the mic and the crowd cheered.
“Do you want to know what it is?” Tom asked and the crowd cheered even louder. “Well, let’s just say it’s about four very super cool heroes.” The crowd cheered again and we started up the music, then Tom added the vocals with Vicki.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heroes in a half-shell, Turtle power!” As soon as the first verse was sung I found out why Cynthia, Danny, Dougie and Amy weren’t around earlier. The four of them came bursting out onto stage dressed up at the Ninja Turtles. The entire audience roared with laughter and screamed.
“They’re the world’s most fearsome fighting team. They’re heroes in a half-shell and they’re green. When the evil Shredder attacks, these Turtle boys don’t cut him no slack!” Tom sang into the microphone before Vicki joined him for the chorus again. “Splinter taught them to be ninja teens. Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines. Raphael is cool but crude. Michelangelo is a party dude!” With another round with the chorus the song finished up and so did Danny, Cynthia, Amy and Dougie’s Ninja Turtle antics on stage. It was definitely a show I or any fan was going to forget.
Charlie had been standing there, waiting for an answer from me. The answer I was determined to give was the one I know he didn’t want. Well, you know what I think? Tough. He knew I was with Doug and he still did what he did. I looked at him, about to answer, when I felt a hand cover my mouth.
"She forgives both you and Maggie. Now she is going to go. Say by Vicki." Amy said, and I glared at Charlie while she pulled me the opposite direction.
"I didn’t want to forgive either of them!" I complained.
"Don’t hold grudges Vicki. It is not a good thing. We went through this when we finally got you to let go of your ass of a dad." she simply said to me.
She was right. I had held onto that since I found out and didn’t let it go until Amy, Lauren, and Cynthia sat down and we talked. Of course, that was a very very emotional conversation and I didn’t have a desire to relive it. Finally, we stopped outside and there was a limo pulled up to the curb. Of course, I had never been in a limo so I had to stare at it. I turn around to ask Amy what the hell she brought me out here for but she isn’t there anymore. What the hell is going on?
I turn back to the limo and see that the door is open but no one is inside anymore. Then someone turned out the lights because the next thing I knew, I couldn’t see a thing.
"What the hell?!" I bitch just to have someone take my hand, pulling me slightly in one direction. I didn’t budge though and that caused the stranger to laugh.
"Are you going to walk or do I have to pick you up and carry you?" I heard the stranger ask me. I recognized the voice instantly.
"Douglas Lee Poynter, you take this blindfold off me right now or so help me….!" I told him in a stern voice.
"No. I will not take that blindfold off because I want to take you somewhere and I don’t want you seeing where."
"Ugh. Fine. Just tell me where the hell I need to walk. I don’t want to walk into the road." I replied, giving in.
"I was trying to help you. Stubborn guitarists." he replied, chuckling slightly until I swatted him on the arm.
"Don’t go there. Stupid hot bassists that think they’re all that." I argued, causing him to laugh and me to smile.
We both got in the limo, me first and then him, and we were on our way. I kept bugging him by asking him if we were there yet. It was fun until he threatened me by saying he’d never kiss me again if I didn’t shut up. I was silent the rest of the ride.
The limo stopped finally and the door opened and Doug got out. I slid over on the seat and fumbled around for the hand that he better be holding out for me. I finally found it and got out of the car, following the tug on my hand.
"Ok, stop and I’ll take the blindfold off." he simply said and I took a deep breath. How can I be uneasy about this? The worst he could do was take me to a strip club.
As soon as the blindfold was off, I let my eyes adjust to the light before looking around at my surroundings and then back at Dougie.
"I figured you’d like it. No one ever comes here this late and it kind of reminds me of the party that we went to." he said, looking down at his feet before he finished.
"It’s amazing. Thanks Doug." I said, smiling at him even though he wouldn’t see it.
We walked around for a while and just enjoyed each others company. We talked about the tour and the party and just everything that came to mind.
"I’m so glad Amy got me out of there. I just wanted a quiet night away from my friends. Don’t use this against me in the future or anything but in all honesty, I just wanted a quiet night alone with you." I simply said, blushing slightly.
Most of the rest of the night went quietly. Before long, we called it a night and headed back to the hotel. Oddly enough, the party was still going though it had thinned down some and we had a few new arrivals.
I went over to Cynthia and had to yell out my question to her to be heard over the music.
"Who are the new arrivals?"
"Oh, that’s the rest of the band James is in! Dave, Steve, Danny, and Chris!" she shouted back.
I was majorly confused but that’s me. I wasn’t majorly bonded with James. I wouldn’t know what was going on. That’s Cynthia’s thing.
Well after the concert was very interesting for a couple reasons. One was the fact that good old Charlie Simpson appeared which was highly unexpected. The other was that I had fans trying to ambush me with proof that I made their ears bleed. Most of them didn’t have bleeding ears and the one that looked like they did, well it turns out it was ketchup. Where they got the ketchup from I have no idea but it was clever.
I told Ketchup Girl to stay and I went to go grab my boyfriend. If the person was willing to put ketchup in their ears than they deserved a kiss from Danny and I was going to help them. The girl was extremely happy that she was going to be able to kiss Danny Jones of McFly. I had definitely underestimated the creepiness of the situation. I made a mental note to never offer my boyfriend up on an auctioning block ever again. Or at least until it seemed like a really good idea, again.
Then we arrived at the hotel and despite the previous creepiness of Danny kissing Ketchup Girl it seemed like the perfect time to party. Tonight was a good night and with Manda and James in town who wouldn’t want to throw a party? I don’t know how long I was dancing for before I was pretty much football (the American kind) tackled to the ground by Manda. It was a wondrous moment. Even Matt and Jacqui were here as well as…Charlie and Maggie. Well now that’s interesting.
Immediately I went straight towards my James Pea for some answers. I knew he’d have them. If he didn’t he sure as hell could make some up to satisfy me. “Dude, James Pea, what’s crack-a-lackin’ with the whole Charlie-Maggie connection going on over there?” I asked pointing as indiscreetly as I could.
“You’re not goin’ to believe this.” James said shaking his head.
“Dude, I believe in unicorns, there’s nothing I can’t believe.” I told him and James shrugged his shoulders.
“Last I heard—”
“Last you heard, what’s that about?”
“Fightstar.” James pointed at Charlie. “Son of Dork.” He pointed to himself.
“What about Matt?” I questioned with wide innocent eyes.
“He’s doing his own thing.”
“When the hell did all this happen?”
“While you were all getting ready with the pretour hecticness.” I nodded my head accepting this fact. At least no one parted on bad terms.
“Okie dokie, now back to the Charlie-Maggie question.”
“NO EFFIN’ WAY! Oh, erm, I mean cough…” I said awkwardly trying to cover up my outburst which didn’t really work. The only thing that saved me really was the loud music. “How did that shizz happen?!” James shrugged.
“Apparently after the disaster they just found out they had feelings or something.”
“That is so weird.”
“Almost as weird as having your boyfriend kiss someone with ketchup in their ears?” James laughed and I punched his arm smiling.
“Hey I underestimated the creepiness of that situation by a few light years.” There was silence between us as I stared over at Charlie. I had the urge to glomp him. I think it’s because he seems like less of a douche now. That always helps. “Excuse me.” I smiled at James before running across the room and jumping on Charlie’s back. I almost didn’t make it because the freak’s so tall but I did, barely.
“What the hell?”
“Hello Charlie, I had a good time last night. Did you enjoy yourself as well?” I asked in a low voice and a seductive smile playing on my lips as I nuzzled his neck.
“I forgot how creepy you could be.” Charlie commented and I laughed lifting my face up to look at him.
“It’s just part of my charm.” I told him. “So I’ve heard that you and Mag-a-licious are all about the love connection these days. That’s awesome.”
“Thanks.” Charlie smiled. “I heard that you made Danny kiss someone who had ketchup in their ears.”
“How do people find out about these things?! Seriously man, how?!” I asked looking at him waiting for an answer.
“Dude, that is totally my line.” I said finally letting go of Charlie and standing back up on my own two feet. “Well it’s good seeing you. I’m gonna go be creepy to Matt and Jacqui now.” I grinned before walking over to the two love birds only to get stopped by Maggie. “We hello Mag-a-licious.”
“Oh, um, hello Cynthia.” She replied. “I don’t have a nickname for you.”
“Pisha, it’s cool.” I said waving it off. “So what is up?”
“I’m just going around and profusely apologizing to everyone.”
“And I’m next on your to-do list?” I asked and she nodded. “Are you going to do me now?” I asked wiggling my eyebrows suggestively with a goofy smile on my face.
“I will.” Danny said walking up next to me and giving me a quick kiss. I smiled at him. I made him brush his teeth after he kissed Ketchup Girl then I promptly sprayed him with Lysol and Febreeze just to be safe. To say the least he smelled quite interesting, kind of like a maid’s cleaning cart. “Sorry for interrupting.” Danny apologized.
“Don’t worry about it, this way I can say this to the both of you.” Maggie smiled kindly at my boyfriend. “I’m absolutely sorry for what has happened. I know that it doesn’t excuse my behavior but I was hoping you’d forgive me.” I glanced at Danny who looked unsure as he stared at Maggie. I grinned and hugged her tightly.
“All is forgiven young grasshopper but you do it again and I shall kick your ass.” I told her in a happy voice. She laughed and hugged me back.
“Thank you and I promise it won’t happen again.” She looked to Danny who nodded his head smiling. Maggie grinned back before leaving us to go back to Charlie.
“So how ‘bout you and me do somethin’. Alone.” Danny smiled down at me.
“Only if it involves swimming in the pool downstairs because that thing totally had a water slide and I want to go down it.” I grinned.
“All right but after, we do what I want.”
“Deal.” I told him with a firm shake of the hand before going to change into something more water friendly.
I stared at Maggie completely unamused. I didn’t want her here and I didn’t want Charlie here. I wanted to kick them both out on their asses but for some reason I hadn’t. Maggie nervously fiddled with her fingers as she stood in front of me in a more secluded part of the room farthest away from the stereo speakers. My arms were folded over my chest as I waited.
“I know you don’t want to talk to me or see me.” Maggie started and I snorted. She got that right. “But I’m not here to try and mess anything up. I swear.”
“Why don’t I believe that?” I asked quirking an eyebrow.
“You have no right to after what I’ve done to you but I’m in a relationship right now. I’ve fallen in love Dougie. It’s been a long while now, months, since the incident happened and it’s taking me almost that long to realize that I was selfish. I wanted you but I didn’t deserve you. I thought I was in love with you, I thought you were my world when it was clear that I wasn’t yours. I’ve come to terms with that and I just want to say I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you, I thought you still loved me at the time but I was mistaken.
“If you could find it in your heart to forgive me, that’d be wonderful. But I’ll understand if you don’t. I messed with your relationship with Vicki and for that I’m truly sorry. She’s a wonderful girl and by the looks of it you two are madly in love.” Maggie finished and my arms weren’t folded as tight across my chest as they were before. I was never one to hold a grudge once someone apologized. At least not for long and she seemed so sincere. She meant every word.
“I accept your apology Mags.” I told her and a smile lit up her beautiful face. Maggie leaned in to hug me but I pulled back. “I don’t think anything physical is going to happen any time soon.”
“No, I fully understand.” Maggie nodded self conscious but still happy that I had forgiven her.
“You know, I’m not the only one you have to apologize to.” I informed her.
“I know. I’m making the rounds.” She replied with a half smile. “Thank you Dougie, for everything really.” I nodded and Maggie left me standing alone. I looked across the room and saw Charlie talking to Vicki. I could tell things were going fine since Charlie wasn’t punched in the face yet.
I knew it was a bad thing to show up unannounced but if I tried announcing that I wanted to see everyone I’m pretty sure that my access would be denied. After my little encounter with Cynthia I was able to get Vicki off by herself to talk to her. Though she threatened me, a lot, before she agreed. I glanced over at Dougie and Maggie for a quick moment. If Maggie could do this, so could I.
“Yes?” She asked impatiently with her arms folded in an almost identical pose to the one Dougie was in across the room.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t think. I didn’t want to; I wanted to believe that someone as amazing as you could be mine. But it’s obvious that you were never meant to be mine. You and Dougie fit together perfectly. I’m sorry for trying to ruin that and take you away from him. I know this doesn’t excuse my behavior and everything that I’ve done but I was hoping that you’d forgive me.” I apologized. Vicki was about to open her mouth with a remark but I beat her to it. “I know I don’t deserve it, believe me—”
“You got that right.” Vicki cut me off.
“I do hope though, that you could forgive me.” I said and I stood there in silence with Vicki awaiting her answer as she thought it over.
Cynthia will forever stress me out with her ideas. I was starting to worry before our show when Cynthia started acting like she had a secret. Luckily, I was not included in it this time. I was told that Dougie wanted to talk to me and I instantly felt relieved. Of course, after he asked me if I wanted to go out on a date with him, I wasn’t about to say no and the rest of the day went by even though I wasn’t really focusing on anything in particular. If anyone had said anything to me during that show, I wouldn’t know who said it or what it was about. I was out of it. Unfortunately, that high can’t last for very long and after the show, we all were going back to the bus and I froze, a glare forming on my face.
"Ya’ll go ahead, I’ll be right back." I said and started walking towards who I had spotted.
"Don’t let her go! She just saw Charlie!" I heard Amy shout at Dougie or whoever was near me.
Two sets are arms held me back which was good for Charlie but not good for my anger. I stormed onto the bus and put my headphones in and got my new laptop out and checked my mail.
I was a bit worried about getting my ass beat up by my own girlfriend so that whole bus ride to the hotel was a very uncomfortable one. Vicki had put her headphones in and turned her ipod on, blaring what I assumed would be her playlist for this mood. She had been on her laptop but that soon got boring so she picked up her notebook and started writing. It wasn’t long before the bus came to a stop and everyone starting getting off the bus. I jumped when I felt someone wrap there arms around me but relaxed when I saw Vicki’s tired face. We got off the bus together and surprisingly there weren’t any fans standing out front. This was going to be a long night. Luckily, Cynthia got an idea to party so her, Danny, Lauren, Amy, Tom, and Harry decided to throw said party in mine and Vicki’s room, just because we didn’t want to party.
The girls decided to dance together and had to drag Vicki out of the seat next to me.
"No! I can’t dance!" she whined but to no avail.
While the girls were dancing, I heard a knock at the hotel room door and went to answer it. As soon as I opened it, I almost slammed it shut again but I saw that James, Matt, Manda, and Jacqui were behind him. I also spotted Maggie clinging on his arm and looking a bit uncomfortable. I let them all pass and sat back down before Vicki ran over and dragged me back up again. Seems that she didn’t want to dance by herself and figured she’d get me up. Wow, that sounded so perverted. That isn’t such a bad idea though. I hope this party doesn’t last too long. Vicki and I have some business to attend to.
The girls got me dancing even though all I wanted to do was sit by Doug and relax. I had wanted a quiet night alone with Doug but it seems I wasn’t going to be getting my wish. I had watched as Dougie went to answer the hotel room door and waited for him to sit back down and right as he did, I ran over and dragged him back up again. I was so mean but it was kinda worth it. I hadn’t danced with Dougie since my little birthday party and I loved trying to dance with him. Yes trying. I was a horrible dancer and I’m surprised I haven’t hurt him or myself yet. It was fun though and eventually the crowds of people in our room thinned out and left to get some sleep and I finally had Dougie all to myself. It didn’t matter to me if we just sat and watched TV together or just laid side by side. It was comforting to be near him and I enjoyed every second of it.
“I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORN RANGER! I WANT TO LEAD A LIFE OF DANGER!” I yelled out trying to sing at the same time while I ran around my drum set. We were about to start sound check for our fifth show but Amy and Vicki were nowhere to be found at the moment and I was excited. “BEFORE THE DAY I DIE HERE’S FIVE THINGS I WANNA RIDE! TRICYCLE, BICYCLE, AUTOMOBILE, VERNON’S MOTHER, FERRIS WHEEL!”
“So how’s Cynthia doing?” I heard Danny ask someone as I continued to run around the entire stage now with my drumsticks held high in the air over my head.
“You could ask her.” Lauren replied.
“I would but I’m afraid that if I get too close she’ll either run me over or hit me with her drumsticks.” Danny’s answered made Lauren laugh.
“Don’t worry, I’ve got this. COOKIE MY LOVE COME HERE!” Lauren yelled as loud as she could.
“Ow.” Danny frowned as he rubbed his ear, Lauren smiled sheepishly at him. I paused mid run located my buddies and raced towards the edge of the stage. I was going to attempt to jump off at full speed and land without any pain. “Oh god, use the st—never mind.” Danny ended in a mumble as I jumped from the stage. I landed on my feet only to lose my balance and fall on the floor. “Shit!”
“That was stupid.” Lauren commented as she walked over to me with Danny. I could see their shoes. I enjoy their shoes.
“Owie.” I moaned out through my laughter as I stayed there lying on my side.
“Are you all right?” Danny asked being concerned boyfriend guy.
“I,” I started pushing myself off the floor slowly. “Am okie dokie.”
“I like her; she says okie dokie.”
“OH MY SWEET LORD OF THE RINGS!” My eyes grew wide and I ran around Danny to hug two of my favorite people in the world. “You’re here!”
“I know, we’re amazing.” Manda said hugging me back.
“You’re Batman!” I grinned even more excited than before. If it was at all possible and I’m pretty sure it was. “James Pea!” I basically yelled as I jumped from hugging Manda to hugging James.
“It’s good to see you again Cynthia Pea.” James said hugging me back.
“This is totally epic, you’re here and we,” I said extending the ‘e’ as I pointed to Lauren and I. “Are going to be up there tonight.” I pointed to the stage. “It’s epic.” I ended quietly with wide eyes.
“When’s the last time you slept?” Manda asked slowly and suspiciously.
“Two days ago.” Danny answered as I tried to come up with a convincing lie. I didn’t even notice that he walked over. Danny and James man hugged which made me giggle.
“How much sugar have you had?” Manda asked as she continued to question me.
“Pfft, like I’ve had any sugar that’s a total misconception and…I totally had way too much to keep track of. Pixie stick?” I asked pulling one out of my pocket. Manda grinned and took the sugary treat from my hand.
“Shazam!” I handed one out to Lauren, Danny and James as well.
“OH MY SWEET LORD OF THE RINGS I’VE GOT A BRILLIANT IDEA!” I yelled not realizing I was yelling.
“Dude, you can stop yelling.” Manda told me.
“Oh, right.” I said quietly nodding my head. “Oh my sweet lord of the rings I’ve got a brilliant idea!” I repeated in a whisper with wide eyes once again.
“What’s the idea?” James asked.
“I,” I paused to add suspense. “Can’t tell you.” I said rushed.
“It’s a surprise.” I told him wiggling my fingers in his face.
“What about me?” Danny asked. I stood there staring at him for a moment with a blank expression on my face. “Did she fall asleep with her eyes open?” Danny questioned waving a hand in front of my face. I grabbed his wrist and pulled him closer to me and hugged him.
“You are totally in on this secret mission.” I told him smiling as he hugged me back. “You smell, really good.”
“Thanks, you smell like,” Danny stopped to sniff at me. “Sugar.”
“Shazam! I was going for that but not really.” I told him before taking him by the hand. “Let’s go my love; we have to set this epic shizz up, you too Gummy Bear.” I said pocketing my drumsticks and grabbing Lauren’s hand. “Manda pick a number between one and ten.”
“Oh, um, uh, sixty-two.” Manda blurted out. “I mean ten! I pick ten!” She said jumping up and down as James laughed beside her.
“That’s a very good number.” I told her before we left the two of them standing in the empty theatre. With the help of the wonderful Harry Judd my plan was complete. Though sound check pretty much failed epically but it didn’t matter if all went according to plan. When it was time for the show I couldn’t contain my still growing excitement. I was like an excited little puppy and if I had a full bladder I probably would’ve peed but I didn’t because my bladder was empty which was a very good thing.
“Okie dokie freaks, geeks, and something else that rhymes with those words.” I said into the microphone as I sat behind my drum set after the last song. The audience screamed which made me twitch. I usually didn’t talk to the audience. I enjoyed just banging. On my drum set that is. But to do what I was about to do, I had to talk. A lot.
“We have a surprise for all of you.” Lauren said talking into her own mic and I giggled with excitement.
“Really?” Amy and Vicki asked at the same time looking at both Lauren and I.
“Yeah, it’s an epic surprise that is in honor of a couple friends that graced us with their presence.” I said before hoping off the raised platform my drums were on and walked towards Vicki to talk into her mic. “Our dear friends by the names of James Pea and Manda but you may know them as…something…possible James Bourne and his epic love connection female that if I was a lesbian I’d totally do.” The crowd cheered wildly and my eyes widened. “Holy crap, there’s a lot of you out there.”
“Billions.” Amy commented.
“Trillions.” Harry added from his spot behind my drum set and the crowd screamed even louder. Amy grinned as she looked back at her boyfriend.
“What’s going on?” Vicki asked suspiciously.
“I’m usurping your position.” I told her grinning. “Except you can totally keep your guitar because I have no idea how to use the thing.” I told her and the crowd laughed but I was being completely honest. The fans screamed again loudly and I looked over to see Danny walking out onto the stage. “SHAZAM!” I yelled away from the mic as I ran over and jumped on him, luckily Danny caught me and we hugged. I even kissed his cheek.
“So are we going to do this?” Lauren asked.
“Right-o.” I said then let go of Danny and he walked over to Amy who smiled as he whispered something to her.
“Dougie wanted to talk to you by the way.” I muttered to Vicki as she confusedly walked off the stage and instantly a grin was present on her face.
“So, all you ladies and gentle germs I’m just warning you right now that I have no idea of what I’m doing so if you could save throwing your rotten veggies until after McFly performs so they don’t slip and die that’d be great.” I said rambling a little as I scratched the side of my head. “Anywho, I don’t know how many of you are fans of this epic band called AC/DC,” There was a pretty good size of the crowd that cheered wildly and I heard a really loud ‘Fuck yeah!’ from the side stage where Manda was standing. “And well, this is an attempt at covering one of their songs.”
“Would you like to know what it’s called?” Danny asked, his voice booming through the speakers and the crowd went wild, again.
“I don’t think we should tell them.” Lauren commented hitting a chord on her bass just for the fun of it.
“Okie dokie. It’ll be a surprise.” I said grinning mischievously. “Oh and I’m sorry if I make your ears bleed.”
“First aid is located somewhere out with the shirts, there should be enough plasters.” Harry commented.
“If anyone can prove to me after the show that I actually did make your ears bleed. I’ll let you sleep with my boyfriend.” This time the crowd was deafening and Danny looked over at me in complete shock. “Ok, maybe that’s a little too much because I’d hate for him to become a pedophile. How ‘bout, you get to see—no, there could be an arrest made for that…” I trailed off trying to think.
“How ‘bout I—.”
“I got it! He’ll give you a kiss, boy or girl, young or old, doesn’t matter. Right on the lips too.” I grinned. “Which will not only be awesome for all of you but after everyone on the tour can take the mickey out of him for a long while. Sounds fun yeah?” The crowd screamed and I grinned happily then winked at Danny.
“Right, I think we got off track.” Lauren said. “This is rock and roll ain’t noise pollution.” She said and the crowd cheered but not as loudly as they did when given the chance to kiss or sleep with my boyfriend. In retrospect that probably wasn’t such a good idea offering him up on the hypothetical sacrificial stone, I’m definitely going to have to say sorry afterwards. The music started and my nerves shot through the roof, I was pretty sure my heart was going to beat out of my chest.
“Hey there, all you middle men. Throw away your fancy clothes and while you’re out there sittin’ on a fence. So get off your ass and come down here ‘cause rock ‘n’ roll ain’t no riddle man. To me it makes good, good sense. Good sense.” I started off a little shaking saying the words. I wasn’t sure if this was such an epic idea after all. Not if I die of a heart attack. I took the mic from the stand because I couldn’t stand in one spot. Not with a sugar high and very twitchy, spazzing nerves. Holding the mic up to my mouth I started singing.
“Heavy decibels are playing on my guitar. We got vibrations coming up from the floor. We’re just listening to the rock that’s giving too much noise. Are you deaf, you wanna hear some more. We’re just talkin’ about the future. Forget about the past. It’ll always be with us. It’s never gonna die, never gonna die”
Then Danny joined me for the chorus which I was so thankful for because if I had to go through this entire song singing by myself I’d die. “Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t noise pollution. Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t gonna die. Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t noise pollution. Rock ‘n’ roll it will survive!”
“I took a look inside your bedroom door. You looked so good lying on your bed. Well, I asked you if you wanted any rhythm and love. You said you wanna rock ‘n’ roll instead. We’re just talkin’ about the future. Forget about the past. It’ll always be with us. It’s never gonna die, never gonna die!” We sang the chorus two more times before ending the song. The audience cheered wildly and I dropped to the floor, literally.
“Man down!” Lauren said looking down at me.
“Woman down thank you very much. I don’t have a peen.” I said lifting the mic up to my mouth once again. The crowd laughed. “Now, you epic, epic crowd you. Give it up and to McFly!” I said before putting the mic down beside me and just laying there trying to will my body to move but it was rebelling. The crowd cheered as the other two members of the band came out on stage.
“I think Cynthia died.” Tom said into the mic as he looked down at me.
“Bloody feels like it.” I mumbled lying there.
“Do you need help?” He asked and I nodded my head as best as I could. “Hey James, think you could give us a hand?” Tom asked and the next thing I heard were deafening screams. Then soon I saw my James Pea standing over me grinning.
“James Bourne, you’re my hero.” I told him and he laughed as he picked me up. He put me over his shoulder and I lamely waved at the crowd as I left. As James walked past Danny he playfully smacked my butt and winked at me as I looked back at him. Today was awesome. Now to fall into a coma.
I knew that Cynthia had planned something on stage with Danny, Harry and Lauren but I wasn’t sure what it was. No one would say anything. But this did give me a chance to talk to Vicki during the show. I wanted to ask her something since we were going to have a full weekend where we didn’t have to go anywhere. A short but nice break.
“So, all you ladies and gentle germs I’m just warning you right now that I have no idea of what I’m doing so if you could save to throw your rotten veggies until after McFly performs so they don’t slip and die that’d be great.” I heard Cynthia said and memories of broccoli being thrown at us on stage came vividly back to me as I stood there waiting for Vicki. Broccoli hurts.
“Doug, Dougie.” Vicki said repeating my name and gaining my attention by pulling me out of my thoughts. I smiled. Even sweaty she was still beautiful as ever. “Cynthia said you wanted to talk to me?” I nodded my head.
“Aww look James, they’re going to have sex in a closet.” Manda grinned poking fun at us and James laughed but that was an excellent idea. I wonder how long surprise was going to take… “Fuck yeah! AC/DC is the shizz!” Manda pretty much yelled as Cynthia’s talking captured her attention again.
“So?” Vicki prompted.
“Do you think we have enough time to find a closet?” I asked. Vicki raised both her eyebrows smiling.
“Is that what you wanted to talk to me about?”
“Erm, no. Sorry, got off track there.” I told her. I looked down at her sparkly guitar then into her eyes. “I wanted to know if, since we have a couple days off, if you wanted to go on a date.”
“A date?” Vicki repeated.
“Yes.” I told her nodding.
“Hey, do you hear what Cynthia’s doing. She just offered Danny to the fans.” Tom said walking over laughing and we both looked at him. I looked at him pointedly and he nodded his head before walking back over to where James, Manda and Amy were standing closer to the stage than we were.
“I know we really haven’t had a good chance lately to go on one and well…” I trailed off to keep myself from rambling on and looking like a big idiot. Out on stage music started up and Vicki grinned at me.
“I’d love to.” She answered and I pulled her towards me for a kiss. It was the most uncomfortable kiss I had ever had. The kiss itself was great but I had a guitar shoved into my stomach the entire time. Next time, I’ll have to make sure there’s no guitar before attempting to kiss my girlfriend.
Most of what happened the rest of that week went by in a blur. It seemed like the whole week just disappeared and the morning that they were leaving to go on tour arrived. I was woken up by Dougie nudging her slightly.
"Go away or you will lose a limb." I mumbled, causing the nudging to come to an end. I turned over and saw Dougie. He was standing there, looking at me, and holding his bags.
I groaned before making myself get up. I went to my closet and got out the outfit I had set out for this exact morning. I went to the bathroom to get ready and heard footsteps coming into our apartment.
"Vicki. You are the only one not ready. Why is that?" Cynthia asked me as soon as she saw me in the bathroom, brushing me teeth.
I glared at her and she walked out, laughing slightly. Once I had finished getting ready, I walked downstairs to see that they were all waiting for me. Dougie had even gotten my bags so all we had to do was get on the bus.
I looked around me and became observant Vicki. I looked at everyone, noticing what we were all wearing.
Once we had gotten our bags picked up, we got on the bus and found a place to sit down. Dougie and I sat down on what I was surprised to see was a sofa. Once seated, I ended up sliding into a lying down position.
"Ugh, I’m so completely utterly tired. Can I just sleep for a month?" I mumbled, relaxing due to Dougie running his fingers through my hair.
"Our first show is tonight so you can’t sleep that long." Tom said from somewhere next to me.
At that moment, all of us girls practically whined. I think I actually did. I love being in a band and going on tour. The only thing I wouldn’t get used to is the early rising and then the first shows.
We all went to the bunks and went back to bed, trying to get some more sleep before we had to get up again for the first concert on this tour.
It seemed I had only just fallen asleep when someone was practically pulling me out of the bunk. I hit the floor and cursed loudly. They better be glad I didn’t fall very far or they would have gotten hurt.
I opened my eyes to see Cynthia laughing. I figured she was the one who pulled me out of the bunk and I made sure to remember to get her back somehow.
I got up and went to my bags. I dug through to find an outfit and when I found it, I realized that I was the last person to be ready again. What the hell is going on with this picture?
I quickly looked at everyone again before rushing off to get ready.
I knew I needed to hurry so I rushed to the one bathroom to get dressed. This whole one bathroom would be an issue but I think that Dougie and Danny have a solution and I’m sure I don’t want to know what it is.
Once I had finished, I rushed out of the bathroom in my outfit for the first show.
We rushed because we were the first band to perform. The guys would be performing after us. I was sure that there would be a lot of fans but I wasn’t truly prepared for it and once I heard the screams, I started getting truly nervous.
"You’ll be fine. You all will. Just breathe." Doug said to me, noticing my major moment of freaking.
"Is she okay?" I heard Danny ask Cynthia.
"She’ll be fine. Just give us a minute." I heard her reply.
"I know what you’re gonna say. Just imagine they aren’t there or picture them naked. The only person I wanna picture naked right now is Dougie and trust me, that wouldn’t go so well right now." I said, taking deep calming breaths.
Lauren and Amy got their instruments and Dougie handed me mine.
Cynthia’s Drum Set:
Cynthia had already sat down at her drum set and was waiting for the rest of us. Lauren, Amy, and I headed onstage and as soon as we started playing, things seemed to be easier. Yes, the nervousness was still there. I knew it was the same for Amy and Lauren by just glancing at them. Cynthia shouldn’t be too nervous about the fans. Though when it came to playing, messing up would embarrass anyone. I was almost certain I’d mess up. Strangely, none of us hit a wrong note or missed a beat. We did fine and I was relieved to get to the side of the stage.
Once I had gotten some water, I looked back at the stage to watch the guys. One day I’ll understand how they can be so perfect when it comes to all this. They had a short pause after finishing Falling in Love and started talking to the crowds.
I got poked and when I listened clearly to the guys and what they were saying, I knew why.
They were talking about us and the song that I had found. When they started playing it, I looked at the girls. They were all smiling and watching the guys perform. I looked back at them just in time to see Dougie look at me and smile. I don’t know if anyone noticed but I didn’t care. We were amazed that we inspired them to write this song. I was just amazed in general. Things were perfect and I was truly happy. I knew we all were. I mean, they are my best friends.
“I could really go for some pie right now.” I mumbled against Danny’s arm that I was currently face planted on. I wasn’t sure why I wasn’t cuddled up to him but I was comfortable and a little bit tired now.
“What was that?” Danny asked slurring his words tiredly. He wasn’t having a problem with insomnia like I was at the moment. Or for the past almost week and a half if I was being honest.
“I want some pie.” I mumbled again not moving from how I was laying. Danny sighed and rolled over onto his side wrapping his other arm around me.
“You need to say that again.” He said whispering into my ear which tickled a bit. I giggled a little and sucked in my spit that was started to fall out of my mouth due to gravity. I shifted a little in my position so that Danny would be able to hear me better.
“I think I might’ve just drooled on you a little.”
“Nice.” Danny said sarcastically and I smiled wiping what little drool did get on him off before kissing his freckled covered arm. “So what did you say?” He asked again lightly rubbing his hand against my bare skin.
“I could go for some pie.” I told him and he hummed in response. I rolled over until I was facing Danny who was lying there with his eyes closed, I smiled. I moved my hand so that I was pointing with my index finger and poked Danny in the bellybutton. He squeezed his eyes before opening one of them to look at me.
“Yes?” He asked.
“I need you to let go of me so I can get some pie.” I told him.
“You just poked me in the belly button so you could get some pie?”
“Um, yes.” I told him with a smile. Danny sighed.
“Kiss me first.” I did and reluctantly Danny let go of me. I got up, stretched and got dressed in my awesome plaid dress that I had found day while shopping with leggings on because I prefer not to have that weird breeze between my legs. I braided my hair into two pigtails and clipped my bangs back out of my face. I was ready for the day, and pie. On my way out the door I slipped on a pair of black flip flops.
I hadn’t checked the weather but I was hoping for a nice, bright sunny day. If I was wrong, well, I’d have to just take off the shoes that don’t have traction and dance around in the rain, which would be the coolest thing ever! I was just about to leave excited for rain when Vicki came towards me glaring like I was the anti-Christ.
I squeaked quietly and twisted the doorknob quickly. I pulled open the door only to have Vicki slam it closed with her hand. “Shh, you’re going to wake Danny.” I told her looking back towards where our room was to make sure she hadn’t disturbed him.
“Are you kidding me?” She asked cocking an eyebrow.
“No,” I said unsurely. “Why would I kid about waking Danny up?” I asked.
“You’re the one who woke me up and I haven’t been able to get back to sleep.” Vicki told me. Oops. I opened my mouth to say something but was cut off by Vicki. “At all.”
“Well,” I said slowly, hoping that I was choosing the right words. I didn’t need to be locked out of the house practically naked again. “I haven’t slept at all. Does that make it better?” I asked with some hope only to have Vicki give me a look. “Guess not.” I muttered.
“I’m sorry, next time I’ll make sure you have ear plugs in your ears first.” I told with a grin and a pat on the shoulder before yanking the door open which made Vicki’s hand fall off of it. “Shazam!” I yelled happily throwing my fist into the air as I watched a light rain fall from the skies.
“Be quiet, or you’ll wake Danny.” Vicki said mocking me, I looked over at her and she was smiling. “So I have something to show you and the girls.”
“Sweet, let’s go grab them!” I grinned slipping off the flip flops that I had just put on and racing outside into the rain.
“Cynthia!” Vicki called out to me but I was already twirling and dancing in the rain like a little kid. I don’t I’d ever fully grow up. I’d be the biggest little kid in Never Never Land if I could only find some pixie dust. I could barely hear Vicki mutter something before she appeared out on the side walk across from me with an umbrella. “Let’s go Ballet Barbie.” Vicki said and I laughed.
“I’m pretty sure Ballet Barbie was a blonde.” I told her as I continued to prance down the road and twirling every so often so my dress would flare out. We decided to go to Harry and Amy’s house first and pick her up before rendezvousing at Tom and Lauren’s humble abode. “AMY!” I yelled outside the door while Vicki knocked, which was the more polite thing to do. “AMY MY LOVE, DO NOT REJECT THIS BABY! IT’S YOURS! ALL I WANT IS SOME LOVIN-Oh hello Harry, how are you this fine morning slash afternoon or possible brunch time?” I asked with a smile when he opened the door in a pair of jeans, bed head and shirtless. Or was it really bed head? Ew, my thoughts should not go to other people having sex. I full body shivered with a disgusted look on my face before I replaced it with a smile.
“I’m good, it’s nice to see you’re not naked this time while you’re yellin’ ‘bout carrying Amy’s child.” He told me with a smile.
“I’m glad about that too, it’d suck and I’d have to punch Vicki in the face.”
“I will lock you out again.” Vicki told me.
“But I have a key this time!” I told her pulling it out of my bra and holding it up for the both of them to see. Vicki then snatched from my hand.
“Not anymore!” She grinned while I pouted, that was a dirty trick.
“So,” I said turning back to Harry. “Can we steal your honey?” I asked.
“What for?” He asked opening the door wider so we could come in and out of the rain.
“A three way.” I said as I looked around the house. “I plan to seduce her.” I added wiggling my eyebrows suggestively.
“As long as you use protection.” Harry told me as he went to go get Amy. Harry is pretty much my hero. We waited for about ten minutes before both Harry and Amy graced us with their presence.
“Long time no see my love.” I greeted Amy seductively. Amy laughed lightly.
“So I hear you still have the baby.”
“Yeah, it’s right in there.” I said pointing to my stomach.
“Pretty much.” Vicki cleared her throat and both Amy and I looked over at her. There was something about the look that she was giving us that let us know that whatever she wanted to show was something important.
“I’ll just go say bye to Harry.” Amy said walking into the kitchen where Harry was making something. My guess was some edible sustenance or some kind. I could be wrong though. “Let’s go!” Amy grinned fixing her lip gloss that was smeared a little. Oh they totally had a hot and heavy moment, no doubt.
The rain had stopped while we were at Amy and Harry’s place and when we got to Lauren and Tom’s no one was home, how lame is that? They probably ran away to Vegas to have an awesome Vegas wedding with a fat sparkly Elvis. Dude, I am totally jealous now. When I get back to the house I’m asking Danny why I don’t have a bobble head of a fat sparkly Elvis. I don’t want one but still, that doesn’t mean I couldn’t have one. I’d probably end up regifting it to someone. Possibly some random family member that I can never remember the name of, that could work. “Huh.”
Finally Tom’s car pulled up in the driveway and we were saved. I narrowed my eyes and stomped over to the car. “Why wasn’t I invited to the wedding?” I asked crossing my arms over my chest and glaring down at Tom. He looked extremely confused and a little bit frightened. My Gummy Bear caught on quickly though.
“We went out for breakfast and we’d take you to Vegas with us. Even if it means I have to hide you in my suit case.” Lauren told me and I grinned happily.
“Sweet.” I replied stepping back from the car so Tom could successfully get out.
“You’ll explain this to me later right?” I heard Tom ask Lauren quietly. She laughed nodding before kissing him. What’s with all the kissing? Seriously. I feel a bit left out; maybe I should go back and kiss Danny…
“Cynthia are you coming in?” Vicki asked pulling me out of my thoughts. I nodded my head and walked into the house following her. We four girls gathered in the living room while Tom was banished to stay in a room that wasn’t this one.
“So what is it that you wanted to show us?” Amy asked pull her legs up next to her on the couch while I sat on the floor crossed legged with my dress covering my legs and feet like Belle’s did in Beauty and the Beast. Lauren was sitting in an overstuffed chair and Vicki was on the couch next to Amy.
“This!” Vicki said pulling a paper from out of her pocket. We all looked at it not really understanding what it was besides a folded piece of paper.
“What’s on it?” Lauren inquired.
“I’m not sure; I wanted to open with you three.” She told us.
“Where did you find it?”
“Dougie’s coat pocket.”
“It’s a grocery list for porn.” I announced with a big smile on my face. I got three pairs of eyes one me because of that little comment. “Oh please, like you three weren’t thinking the same thing.” I said rolling my eyes.
“I wasn’t.” Amy said.
“I wasn’t.” Vicki added.
“Me either.” Lauren finished. I furrowed my eyebrows.
“Huh. I wonder what that says about me…” I said trailing off starting into deep thought only to have it ruined, but not in a bad way, by Vicki talking.
“Dougie was working on a song and I think this might be it.”
“Really? Open it!” Lauren said getting excited along with Amy who also encouraged her to open it.
“Does the Dougster know that you nicked his song?” I asked raising an eyebrow.
“Um,” Vicki said stalling and I grinned. “No, but he was going to let me see it when he was done and there’s a high possibility that it’s finished.”
“I agree, open it!” Amy said. I shrugged my shoulders and carefully Vicki opened the paper. Amy scooted closer to Vicki to see what was written on the paper while Lauren and I got up from our spots and stood behind the couch reading over her shoulders. The four of us read the lyrics on the paper for a good couple of minutes.
“Oh my god, that is amazing!” Lauren said.
“I bet it’s about you.” Amy grinned looking at Vicki while I went to reread it, as well as look at some of the doodles on the page. Dougie was an awesome doodler.
“You think so?” Vicki asked with a gigantic grin on her face.
“There’s no doubt.”
“I have to go see Dougie.” Vicki said standing up ruining my looking of the doodles. But it happens. I looked at Vicki’s face and saw that she was staring dreamily probably thinking about Dougie. Probably naked Dougie. I should really not think about that. I twitched a little before shaking the awkward image out of my noggin. Vicki was close to the door.
“While boinking don’t make any weird sounds, Danny’s still sleeping and remember to pick out a safe word!” I yelled as she walked out of the house. Well I tried the best I could. That’s when I noticed Tom standing close to the entrance of the room us girls were in.
“Weird sounds and safe words?” He asked a bit confused while also looking like he didn’t really want to know.
“Dude, things could get rough. Pleasure could turn into pain, sex could turn ugly. It’s never good.” I told him hanging shaking my head sadly.
“And you know this how?” Amy asked.
“Well,” I said turning around.
“Wait!” She said holding up a hand. “I don’t think I want to know.”
“It’s actually common sense.” Lauren said being logical which helped me.
“Exactly!” I said smiling pointing a finger at her and Lauren smiled back at me before I started towards the door.
“Where are you going?” Tom asked and I couldn’t resist. For two reasons; one, I was leaving and two, I wanted pie. I threw my fist in the air as I continued to the door.
“Going for pie, later bitches!” I said before walking out the door. Now, where the hell was I going to get pie?
Thanks to Cynthia’s impromptu practice session, I was woken up and couldn’t go back to sleep. Dougie offered to stay up with me but I told him to get some sleep. I said that I’d eventually fall asleep. I was completely wrong.
I walked around our apartment, going from room to room and just sitting in each room for a bit. I picked up my new guitar, which Danny had given me, and played it. Of course, I was nice and didn’t plug it into the amp. When that got old, I went and watched TV. I watched The Triangle, which was my movie.
When the movie was over, I went to the window and watched the sun come up. You know that weird feeling you get when you sense someone behind you? I had that big time. It didn’t bother me though because I knew who it was.
"You haven’t slept at all, have you?" the voice said.
"No. If I bitch at you, I’m sorry. I tend to be a grouch when I’m tired. I’m just warning you now." I said, turning around to go make us some coffee.
"Understood. We have to start packing sometime today."
"Yeah, I know. It’s weird." I state, looking up at Doug.
"It’s just…It seems like I just got here and now I’m with the most amazing guy in the world, I’m in a band, and I’m about to go on tour. It just seems surreal."
Dougie smiled before kissing my forehead and we sat down and watched TV before we had to start packing.
I got up first and went to start packing. I learned that I have more fun packing if I have music so I dug out my ipod and put the headphones in my ears and started my “I’m bitchy. Don’t bother me.” playlist.
While Alanis Morrissette started playing, I got my bags and started putting some clothes in them. I put my notebooks and pens in one as well. I was working on keeping it organized. My necessities would be in one and my other stuff would be in one. I through my hair stuff in and the little bit of makeup that I do wear in as well.
Just then Avenged Sevenfold-Critical Acclaim started and I sang with the song.
Shhh be quiet, you might piss somebody off Like me motherfucker, you’ve been at it for too long
While you feed off others insecurities You stand in front of me and bite the hand that feeds
(Self-righteousness is wearing thin) Lies inside your head your bestfriend (Heart bleeds but not for fellow man) Broken glass, your fake reflection
I’ve had enough it’s time for something real Don’t respect the words you’re speaking Gone too far, acclaim
So how does it feel to know that someones kid in the heart of america Has blood on their hands, fighting to defend your rights So you can maintain the lifestyle that insults this family’s existence Well, where I’m from we have a special salute we aim high in the air Towards all those pompous assholes who spend their days pointing fingers
Shh be quiet, you might piss somebody off Like the heartbeat of this country when antagonized too long I’ll be damned if you count me in as part of your generous hypocrisy Collecting enemies
(Tabloid gossip queen, worthless man) There’s no need for us to bury you (Selfish agenda, once again) Right this way, you’ve dug your own grave
I’ve had enough it’s time for something real Don’t respect the words you’re speaking Gone too far, acclaim
All the way from the east to the west We’ve got this high society looking down on this very foundation Constantly reminding us that our actions are the cause of all their problems Pointing the fingers in every direction Blaming their own nation for who wins elections They’ve never contributed a fucking thing to the country they love to criticize
Excuse the obscene, ignore the untrue Depictions we see, try and get through Admitting mistakes can’t hurt I’m not the last but I sure ain’t the first
Shh be quiet, you might piss somebody off
(Self-righteousness is wearing thin) Lies inside your head your bestfriend (Heart bleeds but not for fellow man) Broken glass, your fake reflection
I’ve had enough it’s time for something real Don’t respect these words you speak You’ve gone too far, acclaim
When the next song came on, I was almost done packing my things. I stopped for a moment to get something to drink before finishing the packing.
The next song that I sang was Bullet for my Valentine-Waking the Demon. It, like all Avenged Sevenfold songs, was one of my favorite songs.
2, 3, 4
[Verse 1] Helpless, My eyes are bleeding from the fear that’s inside, You sealed your demise when you took what was mine, Don’t try to stop me from avenging this world, No voice to be heard
[Chorus] Waking The Demon, Where’d ya run to? Walking in shadows, Watch the blood flow, There’s not much longer, so don’t try and fight, Your bodies weakening, Walk to the light, Those painful times so alone so ashamed, I’m not coming back there’s nothing to gain
[Verse 2] Caution, There’s just no limits to the boundaries you push I warned you but still you just f**k with my mind, There’s no escape from this rage that I feel, Nothing is real,
[Chorus] Waking The Demon, Where’d ya run to? Walking in shadows, Watch the blood flow, There’s not much longer, so don’t try and fight, Your bodies weakening, Walk to the light, Those painful times so alone so ashamed, I’m not coming back there’s nothing to gain
[Breakdown X2] Breathe for me Don’t wake me from this slumber. Stay With me Possession taking over
[Solo Lead-in] Whoa! Tread!
[Breakdown X2] Breathe for me Don’t wake me from this slumber. Stay With me Possession taking over
[Outro] Waking The Demon! Oh!
2, 3, 4
[Verse 1] Helpless, My eyes are bleeding from the fear that’s inside, You sealed your demise when you took what was mine, Don’t try to stop me from avenging this world, No voice to be heard
[Chorus] Waking The Demon, Where’d ya run to? Walking in shadows, Watch the blood flow, There’s not much longer, so don’t try and fight, Your bodies weakening, Walk to the light, Those painful times so alone so ashamed, I’m not coming back there’s nothing to gain
[Verse 2] Caution, There’s just no limits to the boundaries you push I warned you but still you just f**k with my mind, There’s no escape from this rage that I feel, Nothing is real,
[Chorus] Waking The Demon, Where’d ya run to? Walking in shadows, Watch the blood flow, There’s not much longer, so don’t try and fight, Your bodies weakening, Walk to the light, Those painful times so alone so ashamed, I’m not coming back there’s nothing to gain
[Breakdown X2] Breathe for me Don’t wake me from this slumber. Stay With me Possession taking over
[Solo Lead-in] Whoa! Tread!
[Breakdown X2] Breathe for me Don’t wake me from this slumber. Stay With me Possession taking over
[Outro] Waking The Demon!
I had finally finished packing and I put my bags by the wall so they would be out of the way. I opened the walk in closet to get my coat and on my way out of the closet, I saw the corner of piece of paper in one of Dougie’s coat pockets. I, being really nosy, took the corner and tugged slightly to get it out of the pocket. I put it in my pants pocket when I heard Doug come into the room.
"Babe, I’m going to get lunch. We’re all meeting in the studio for some reason. I’ll see you in a bit."
"Ok. I’ll see you in the studio." I replied before quickly kissing him goodbye and walking downstairs to get Cynthia and then head over to see Lauren and Amy. I was eager to know what the paper has on it but I also wanted to show the girls. I just hoped I didn’t have a sudden urge to do something to Cynthia. She did keep me up all night.
“Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t noise pollution! Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t gonna die!” I yelled as I listened to AC/DC on my iPod sitting at the drum set waiting for, well, actually I wasn’t waiting for anyone. Everyone was asleep because it was three-something in the morning and I couldn’t sleep. I was excited because we, The Riot Girls, were going on tour with McFly. It was epic. Sure they asked us to go on tour with them last week but still I was excited and I’ve been going off of a total of twelve hours of sleep altogether.
So naturally, because of sleep deprivation everything was funnier and I swear to Dean Winchester that I saw a unicorn! I even took a picture but the lens cap was on the camera. Lame. Which means no one believed me, once again I say lame.
I was head banging as I listened to the awesomeness that was Brian Johnson singing, Malcolm and Angus on the guitar, Cliff on bass and Phil Rudd on drums. Epic. “Cynthia, what are you doing?” I looked up from the drumstick I was practicing twirling. I was better at throwing them and hitting someone then twirling drumsticks, I’m not sure why. I smiled at Danny who looked sleepy with his curly hair extra messy from sleeping on it. I pulled off my headphones and paused AC/DC.
“I am attempting singing and twirling drumsticks.” I told him.
“Why aren’t you sleeping, in bed, with me?” He asked walking over to the drum set where I was.
“Because I can’t sleep, I’m wired.” I told Danny, looking up at him.
“Well, we could…”
“Play excessively loud music? Great idea!” I told him and started randomly banging on the drums before going into a beat for the AC/DC song I was listening to. “Isn’t this awesome?!” I asked yelling over the loud sound of the drums.
“Stop playin’!” Danny yelled back and I smiled widely.
“What did you say?!” I asked.
“Stop playin’ the drums!”
“St—Cynthia.” Danny said giving me a look and I shook my head no.
“Come on Dan-o, be a man pick up the guitar and play!”
“Danny, if you don’t do this I’ll never sleep with you again.” I told him lying my ass off.
“You’re lying.” He told me scratching the back of his head.
“So, man up Dan-o and play!” Danny stood there a moment before going over and hooking up one of the guitars.
“Shazam!” And for the next thirty minutes Danny and I jammed playing whatever we wanted loudly. That was until Dougie came in all epically, I swear he was like a SWAT team member busting down the door with a kick.
“WILL THE BOTH OF YOU SHUT THE HELL UP?!” He yelled extremely loudly. “SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO SLEEP!” Danny and I immediately stopped our playing.
“But we can’t sleep.” I told him with a sad puppy dog look on my face.
“Then why can’t you be like normal people and shag?” Dougie asked looking at us. Danny and I looked at each other then at Dougie, we didn’t really know what to say to that. “You two are loony.” He muttered before walking back to his room.
“Maybe we should go back to our room.” I said feeling like a bad puppy.
“Good idea.” Danny said taking off the guitar and turning off everything. “Then we can practice being normal people.” He smiled slapping my butt as I walked past him.
“Danny Jones are you trying to seduce me?” I asked putting my hands on my hips.
“Yes, is it working?” He asked and I stood there biting my lip as I “thought” about it.
“Yes, yes it is.” I told him as he walked closer to me.
“Good.” He grinned before kissing my lips.
It was getting closer to touring time, sure it was still a long ways away but I was incredibly excited about this one. It was mostly because Lauren would be coming along on it, and not just to be with me but to perform in her band which was doing quite well. I couldn’t be happier, especially since we’d gotten our own place so I didn’t have to see a naked Danny running around all the time or anyone else snogging their girl twenty-four-seven.
I looked over to my right where Lauren was sleeping soundly with a faint smile on her face; I couldn’t help but smile as well. She was beautiful and all mine, there’s no one in the world luckier than I am. I swept some hair off her forehead before kissing it, Lauren moved a little snuggling closer to me and my smile grew. “Morning.” She whispered with her eyes still closed and her own smile showing brilliantly on her face.
“Good morning beautiful, how ‘bout you and I go out for breakfast today?” I suggested. Lauren hummed happily.
“I like that idea.”
“Me too.” I agreed kissing her softly. “Now let’s get ready.” I smiled before getting out of bed a bit reluctantly to tell you the truth. I was completely content with staying in bed with Lauren all day but my stomach wasn’t, it wanted food.
In twenty minutes we were ready to go, there wasn’t really a rush. Plus I kept stopping Lauren from getting ready by kissing her. It was quite nice. When we reached the low-key restaurant there wasn’t a lot of people there which was nice. We ate and talked about anything really, I was enjoying every second of it. I was really in love with this girl. “What?” Lauren asked lightly blushing as I stared at her adoringly.
“I’m absolutely in love with everything about you.” I told her honestly. Her cheeks flushed a darker and a big smile attached itself to her perfect lips.
“I love you too Tom.” She told me and my heart actually skipped a beat. Sure it was probably a girly as hell reaction but I really could care less. I was in love and it felt absolutely amazing.
I was laughing when Cynthia walked in the house finally. She accidentally broke the window. When I heard her telling Danny what happened, I tried to look innocent and unpack the boxes of my stuff that had just arrived this morning. The whole floor that Doug and I had to ourselves was amazing. It was absolutely gorgeous in my opinion. I was still tempted to paint the walls in one room so they were Strawberry Fields. I had said that in front of the guys and when I told them the story, Dougie looked at me before laughing. I grew up a huge Beatles fan and Paul was my favorite but that was my favorite song as a child and when I found out I could pick the paint for my room, I instantly asked if the store had Strawberry Fields. Oddly enough, they did. I was such a weird little kid.
All the unpacking and painting was finally down at the end of the week and I was enjoying the quiet. I just closed my eyes and laid back on the couch and sighed with contentment. I had gotten my mini back and luckily it was free of scratches or marks of any kind. I would have been pissed if it was messed up in any way. Cynthia, Lauren, and Amy called me from the second floor, asking me to get down here now. Why they call if they can just come tell me themselves is beyond me. We are just weird.
I finally got off my bum and went to see what I was needed for. Turns out, they decided to call an impromptu practice session so they were needing me. The guys had went out for god knows what and we had been told to stay and that they would be back later. We practiced for a good hour before we decided to go home.
I went to my floor and went straight to bed. I didn’t have anything else to do anyway’s.
No one’s POV
The girls had been playing songs by other artists because they weren’t all that great with writing music. Vicki did however take this moment to say that she was not going to sing the song that Dougie had heard her sing. He said she should but she wasn’t going to because it was embarrassing. They dropped it finally and ended up watching movies and eating pizza. Things were going great for McFly and The Riot Girls had finally started getting recognized. The guys had a tour coming up in a few months and asked the girls if they wanted to tour with them as The Riot Girls. They all agreed and while the guys were planning for tour, the girls were practicing more than they had before, fearing they would mess up in front of hundreds of people. That would not be pleasant.
I should’ve known that revenge was coming but did I even consider it? No. And that is why I’m locked out of the new house where Dougie, Vicki, Danny and I were now living at; well we’re still unpacking some boxes. Anyway’s, back to the topic of revenge or is it karma? It could be since karma’s a bitch and, well, I was in a bitch suck of a situation.
“Come on Vickster let me in!” I called banging on the front door.
“Come back later I’m busy!” She yelled from the other side. I sighed and sat down on ground crossed legged with my chin resting in my hand. I can’t believe I made it so simple to prank me. I was changing my clothes because I had paint on them when Vicki screamed that there was a freaking unicorn outside. A unicorn! Let’s just make a long embarrassing story short; the result was me outside in my underwear and bra.
“Vicki!” I yelled but I got no response. Sitting was starting to bore me so I figured I should get some clothes, from Lauren. I’m pretty sure she lives the closest on the street. I was planning on James Bonding my way down the street but when there’s rocks and you’ve got pretty much no clothes on doing cool rolls down the street is very painful.
“We have to take our clothes off! We have to party all night! We have to take our clothes off to have a good time!” I sang extremely loudly as I walked down the sidewalk. It was a quiet day, there wasn’t really anyone else on the street except me…and that car that just drove past. That’s a bit embarrassing; I wish I had my clothes. Another car was coming down the street and the only thing to hide behind was a post box, one that would do nothing to hide my exposed body.
In that instant I knew I had two options – dive into the rose bush next to me or embrace being partially naked on the side of the road. I took a step towards the rose bush and saw how big the thorns were. Embracing nakedness it is! So I continued to walk down the street as neared and to ignore everyone else I started singing at the top of my lungs again. “The jig is up, the news is out they finally found me! The renegade who had it made retrieved for a bounty! Never more to go astray! This will be the end today of the wanted man!”
“What the hell are you doin’?” Tom asked with wide eyes when he saw me walking up to their front door where he was standing.
“Singing.” I told him with a smile. I glanced over and saw a tree; I bet I could hide behind or in that. “What?” I asked brining my attention back to Tom.
“I said I could see that but why are you naked?”
“Pish I am not naked; I am simple not fully clothed.” I explained. “So can I talk to your honey?” I asked, Tom was still looking at me weirdly but stepped aside letting me into their new home.
“What do you need Lauren for?” He asked, that has got to be the stupidest question I have ever heard Tom ask. Oh well, even the great ones have their off days.
“I want to see if I can seduce her, bed her and carry her children leaving you to shack up with Dan-o.” I lied as he led me to where Lauren was located.
“Who’s shacking up with Danny?” Lauren asked turning around to look at the both of us. “Whoa, Cookie, you’re a bit naked.”
“Tom and yeah, revenge is a hooker that steals your money and gives you syphilis.” I told her, she nodded her head understandingly.
“What exactly happened?”
“Vicki’s good, she tricked me out of the house by telling me she saw an honest to god unicorn and then she locked the door so I couldn’t get back in.” I told them. The two of them just stared at me for a second before busting up with laughter. I think it was a good minute or two before they showed signs of stopping. “Yeah,” I said slowly. “It’s not that funny. Can I just get some clothes or a toga?” I asked. Lauren nodded her head while she held her side that was hurting from so much laughter.
“Thank you Gummy Bear, as for you,” I said turning to Tom. “You can shut up now.” He ended up laughing more. Butt head. Lauren left the room to go get me some clothes and I tried to open up some of their boxes but they were expertly taped shut and I didn’t have a sharp object. Lame.
“Cookie?” Lauren asked walking back into the room.
“Yo?” I asked looking up from shaking a box that said fragile, one that Tom was trying to take from my possession.
“I can’t find the boxes of my clothes right now, I think they’re buried behind…other boxes.” Lauren finished running a hand through her hair.
“Bitch suck!” I frowned. Tom pulled hard enough on the box and it left my hands, I sighed. “Well, I’ll try Amy next. See you two later; hopefully I’ll have more clothes on instead of less!” I grinned waving to them as I started my journey to Amy and Harry’s place. I crossed the street and walked back towards my place a little before stopping at Amy and Harry’s place only to watch them pull out of the driveway.
“No! Don’t, I love you! You can’t leave me; I’m carrying your child!” I yelled and the car stopped suddenly as they noticed me. Harry rolled down his window.
“You’re carrying who’s child?” He asked.
“Amy’s.” I told him without missing a beat. Harry looked at Amy who was looking sad.
“I was going to tell you but I was waiting for the right time.” She said before bursting into fake tears and covering her face with her hands. Amy is my hero. I grinned as I walked closer to the car and bent down so I was in the window instead of my boobs being in Harry’s face which would be awkward for the both of us.
“Hey Ames.” I greeted, she abruptly stopped crying and looked at me smiling.
“Hi Cynthia, why are you practically naked and walking around out in public?” She asked like it’s happened before which it hasn’t, I swear.
“Vicki got revenge.” I told her. “I expect her and Doug are celebrating up in their room right now and Danny’s in the studio messing around with his guitar not noticing that I’m out here almost naked. Do you think I’ll most likely get hypothermia or pneumonia first?”
“Good question, I’m leaning more towards pneumonia.” Amy told me and I nodded my head in agreement.
“I was thinking that too.”
“Um, so what do you need?” Harry asked leaning towards Amy. I think my partial nakedness is making him uncomfortable but at least he isn’t the one with his almost naked bum sticking out for all the world to see.
“We’re just about to go pick up those boxes.” Amy told me with an apologetic look on her face.
“Damn.” I said looking down at the ground before back at my two wonderful friends. “Well, I think I’ll go back home now. Have fun!” I smiled standing up straight.
“Bye!” They both said before driving off. I sighed and turned to walk home when I noticed this person staring.
“What?!” I asked. The staring was creepy.
“Do I have to call the police?”
“No! I’m just a poor nudist, who is trying to conform to the ways of society, don’t call the cops it’s only my first day. Please!” I said pretending to break down and almost crying.
“Left.” I said looking up with a smile before heading off to the house yelling to Danny to see if he could hear me. “DANNY! OPEN UP OR I’LL FEED YOUR SHOES TO DOUGIE’S LIZARDS!” There was no answer. His shoes are dead. Wait, do lizards eat shoes? I might have to ask Dougie before I do that. I sighed and picked up a few rocks to throw at the second story level where Danny would be.
“Open up lover boy!” I yelled throwing a rock but missing the window by about six inches. “Lame.” I threw another and missed again. That happened three more times. I really have to work on my aim. I picked up one last rock whispered some sweet nothings to it and threw it as hard as I could. Well, I hit the window! But it kinda, sorta broke. “Oh crap.” I said with wide eyes.
“Oi what the…? Cynthia? What the hell are you doin’ out there in nothing?” Danny asked coming to the smashed window.
“I wanted to have sex in the front yard but I got too scared because the lawn gnomes look like they’re going to eat my face off!” I yelled up to him. It was silent for a moment.
“Oh Christ.” I mumbled to myself rolling my eyes. “Just come unlock the door and I’ll explain everything!” I yelled up to him.
“Fine, I’ll be down in a moment.” He replied before leaving the broken window. Thank god, I could finally put some clothes on. I am so never pranking Vicki again, being almost naked in public blows!
I was officially embarrassed and pissed off. Imagine this if you will. Me, Doug, backseat of my car, secluded area, and the removal of clothes. Can you see it? Well, add the cops into that image and you might imagine how I’m feeling right now. Oh and I failed to mention people taking pictures. I’m never leaving the house again. I was still fuming when our friends came and got us. I got even more pissed when I realized I had to wait till the next week to get my car back. I didn’t speak to anyone the rest of the day. Once we had gotten home, I went straight upstairs to get some clean clothes so I could take a shower. I then went to bed. Surprisingly, no one bothered me. The next thing I remember was waking up to the side of the bed that Doug slept on being completely empty. I drug myself downstairs to see a sleeping figure on the couch. It had a head of messy blonde hair, a cute nose, and really kissable lips. I was confused after seeing this. Why had Doug slept on the couch last night? I wasn’t mad at him or anyone really. Just really embarrassed and slightly mad but not to the extent of never speaking to anyone. I just wanted to forget about it. I needed space and quiet for the rest of yesterday.
I walked into the kitchen and pushed myself up so I was sitting on the counter. I put my head in my hands and didn’t look up even when I heard someone walk into the kitchen.
When I decided to look up, I saw Tom standing across from me, looking at me with a sympathetic look.
"I’m waiting for the morning paper." I simply said, looking towards the living room, hoping Tom didn’t notice that Doug was sleeping on the couch or that I was looking in that direction.
"He didn’t know if he should sleep upstairs with you or give you space."
I simply nodded before we heard the telly going and we both walked into the living room. Doug had woken up slightly and turned on the telly. The news was on and I think we were all waiting for the news person to mention last night.
Latest sources have caught video of Dougie Poynter from McFly and a mystery girl who is reported to be his latest girlfriend getting arrested last night.
My ears perked up and I watched the video that had been filmed. It had a lot more than us getting arrested. It had the whole video from the time we pulled up to the spot to when the cops came and arrested us. It zoomed in on us when we got out of the car, showing us in our half dressed state and showing a close up of my face.
I sat on the now available spot on the couch and put my head in my hands, wishing I would wake up from this nightmare. I hated reporters and all those people who have nothing better to do than spread rumors and snap pictures of celebrities. My life has sure changed a lot.
No one’s POV
Dougie and Vicki had started talking again and Vicki complained while Dougie listened and in a way, him just listening to her helped her a lot. Danny and Cynthia had talked about finding an apartment and Dougie, Vicki, Tom, Lauren, Harry, and Amy decided to do the same thing. The guys had some separation issues so they all decided to live on the same damn street. Vicki and Cynthia had separation issues so had to be in the same building. They decided to get a 3 level building. Vicki and Dougie had a whole level to themselves, Cynthia and Danny had a whole level to themselves, and then there was a whole level for whatever they wanted. The guys decided to make it a studio. That would help them and the girls and it was convenient. They had started packing all their things up the following days and weeks. The girls had to have the majority of their things sent to England so they helped the guys pack. This was a new beginning for the girls.
I woke up to a hand underneath my shirt. It was a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Mostly because I thought it was my hand and tried to get it to scratch this itch I had on my back but it didn’t move. Deciding that I should open my eyes to see exactly why I wasn’t scratching my back I lightly sighed.
Looking down I noticed that it couldn’t be my hand for a couple reasons: one, the arm had freckles (I do not have freckles) and two, the arm that was leading to said hand under my shirt was all nicely toned and mannish. I do not have mannish arms or a shiny, silver watch on my wrist. There was only one conclusion, ok maybe two, it was either Danny’s hand (which I was hoping for) or I somehow got genetically mutated while sleeping and now have a freckled, toned, mannish arm. God, I really hope it’s the first one.
I turned my attention to Danny’s face and instantly I was bubbling over with laughter. While we were sleeping someone had drawn on Danny’s face giving him a mustache and a uni-brow. My laughter woke up Danny and the confused look on his face just added to the hilarity. It wasn’t until Danny squeezed my boob that I choked on my laughter and stared at him wide-eyed, it was his turn to laugh.
“Mornin’ love.” Danny grinned when he got his own laughter under control and kissed my forehead while removing his hand from underneath my shirt.
“Ditto.” I replied. “Are you aware that someone has drawn on your face?” I asked him. He reached a hand up to his face to, I guess see if he could feel the drawings. He only succeeded in smudging the ink; I pressed my lips together to keep from laughing again. “Aw crap.” I said rolling on my back and looking up at the ceiling.
“What?” Danny asked looking at me with his ink smudged skin.
“Vicki is probably upset that we fell asleep for like ten minutes.” I sat up and just stayed there for a moment before actually standing up. I really hope Vicki isn’t going to hate me for keeping her happy time of driving her car around from happening as soon as possible. I started to head downstairs with Danny catching up to me three-quarters of the way down the stairs. His face was now ink free.
“Good morning sleeping beauties.” Amy joked as she saw Danny and I walk into the room. I’m pretty sure my hair was a bit messy from sleeping on it but I didn’t really care. I figure that if my hair is tamer than Danny’s it’s all good.
“So are we ready to go?” I asked clapping my hands and rubbing them together as I looked from her to Lauren who was comfortably in Tom’s embrace.
“Driving.” I said slowly not getting the joke which had some punch line that had Harry, Amy, Lauren and Tom laughing.
“Don’t worry, they laugh at me too when I have no idea what’s funny.” Danny said to me in a comforting way as he kissed the side of my head.
“What’s the punch line?” I asked.
“Cookie, you slept the entire day away.” Lauren told me as her, as well as the others’, laughter died down.
“Really?” I asked.
“Really.” Lauren replied nodding her head. “Did you get like only one hour of sleep last night or something?” She asked. I’m not sure if it was rhetorical or not so I answered anyway’s.
“None actually, I was very busy—”
“Information not needed!” Lauren said covering her ears.
“Plus, I think we can put together what you two were busy doing last night thanks to Danny this morning.” Harry said. I smiled and giggled lightly.
“Heh, yeah.” I was somewhat embarrassed and Danny was making wonderful eye contact with the coffee table. “So where are Vicki and the Dougster?” I asked looking at my friends.
“Wait a mo’, why does Dougie get a nickname?” Danny asked looking at me like I committed some sort of treason. I looked at him unsurely.
“Because,” I paused trying to think of something. Nothing brilliant came to mind. “I like pie?” I questioned more than stated.
“I want one.” Danny said. I grinned. I could do nicknames that was simple.
“How ‘bout—” Tom started with a mischievous grin on his face.
“Not from you.” Danny frowned. “I’ve already got plenty from you two.” He said referring to Harry as well as Tom and the two boys smiled happily, proud of themselves.
“Ok, Dan-a-banana-rama.” I kissed his cheek and turned my attention back Lauren and Amy.
“They’re upstairs. I think they’re sleeping.” Amy informed me.
“Not for long.” I said heading over to the stereo and turning it up loudly before music started pouring out of the speakers at a level that would surely make us all deaf as well as people down the block. In no time all of us were dancing around just having a great time listening to music and hanging out. I personally had lots of energy to now burn off thanks to sleeping all day.
We didn’t even hear Dougie and Vicki come downstairs but we did notice them leave. I curiously made my way to the window and peeked out of it watching both Vicki and Dougie climb into Vicki’s new car. Someone turned down the stereo and that’s when the thoughts in my brain were able to be heard. And let me tell you, they were brilliant thoughts.
“Hey you guys, want to play a joke?” I asked smiling impishly as a plan formed in my mind as Dougie and Vicki drove out of the driveway. I turned around and had five pairs of eyes looking at me intrigued by what my brain was cooking up.
I drove. It took a lot of convincing and promises of pleasurable things to get Vicki to hand over the keys to her car. She looked out of her window watching the dark landscape fly by. I knew where I wanted to take her. I’ve taken other girls but they were for just a quick romp in the sack, nothing too important. Vicki was the opposite.
She was everything and sex in a car is always a new experience. You find out which cars have the better suspension, spacious leg room in the back seat and if the seats are really all that comfortable. The only time you don’t want to have sex in a car is when there’s only a front seat and it’s a stick shift. I learned that from experience but it wasn’t my ass that got a gear shift up it.
That night was cut short when the girl’s complaints about her bum hurting ruined the mood. She was one of those girls that would have you kiss where she got hurt to make it “feel better.” There was no way I was kissing her ass.
I put the car in park, put on the emergency break (just in case) and shut off the car. It was a pretty deserted area but it was pretty. The landscaping was done and paid for by some posh business man who wanted a park named after him or some shit. Why would you want a park named after you? I’d rather have a newly discovered lizard named after me, that’d be wicked.
Carefully we climbed into the backseat so we wouldn’t ruin the upholstery, the backseat was definitely on the smaller side but I could make it work. As soon as Vicki’s butt hit the seat I brought her face to mine and pressed my lips against hers passionately, wasting no time. I slid my hands up underneath Vicki’s shirt letting my fingertips glide across her smooth skin.
Our lips detached briefly so I could take Vicki’s shirt off before hungrily reattaching. I almost bit Vicki’s tongue when my hand painfully hit the top of the car when I pulled her shirt off the rest of the way but I just tossed the shirt to the front seat before lowering Vicki backwards onto her back.
My own shirt was the next article of clothing to be tossed aside. Vicki ran her hands through my hair before making their way down my bare chest to my belt buckle. My own hands were busy with her bra while my lips trailed kisses from her lips down to just below her collar bone. Vicki moaned in pleasure just as she got my pants undone, I pressed my hips into hers enjoying her body against mine.
I was about to pull of her bra when a knock came at the driver’s side window. At first I thought I was hearing things so I continued to kiss Vicki eagerly when the knock came again this time a voice followed. “Oi, open up. This is the police.” Immediately Vicki and I stopped our actions of intimate groping and just stared at each other. Fuck. This can’t seriously be happening.
The six of us were just sitting lazing around the house waiting for James and Manda to call or walk through the door laughing about the prank we just pulled on Dougie and Vicki. Sighing I looked around to see Harry and Amy on the other side of the couch talking quietly with each other as if their topic of conversation was some huge secret. Lauren and Tom were stuck at the mouth while getting a bit feely with their hands on each other’s bodies, maybe Tom and Harry were right. Maybe we should get our own places; I didn’t want to watch that.
Cynthia was situated in the middle of the couch upside down. Her face was red from all her blood rushing to her face as she stayed like that. Her legs were kicking back and forth as she watched some commercial for chips on the telly. I opened my mouth to say something when my phone rang, simultaneously all eyes were on me.
I pulled out my phone and answered it.
“Yeah?” I asked.
“Danny.” It was Dougie, I grinned.
“What do you want Doug?”
“I want to get out of jail.” He told me a tad bit angry, I rolled my eyes. There was no way he was in jail. He’s probably just pulling my leg because we got him and Vicki so good.
“Nice try Doug.” I rolled my eyes. Cynthia backwards rolled off the couch so that she was sitting right side up now on the floor and was looking at me curiously, he head tilted slightly to one side.
“Danny, I’m not bloody jokin’.” Dougie told me in a serious tone. “Here, mate, say something official.” There was some noise as the phone was being past.
“Mr. Jones, I recommend you come pick up your friends.” A gravelly, deep voice said that was impossible for Vicki or Dougie to imitate. Shit, Doug’s really in jail!
“Believe me now?” Dougie asked.
“Shit yeah, we’ll be right there mate.” I told him hanging up my phone still in disbelief. How the hell could this happen? Manda and James weren’t actually cops; they couldn’t arrest Dougie and Vicki. The worst they could’ve done was supply Dougie and Vicki with some pink fuzzy handcuffs to make their time a little bit more interesting.
“What happened?” Tom asked wiping some of Lauren’s lip gloss off his own lips. In a different situation I would’ve made a joke about him being a girl and I had a few good ones ready too but now was not the time.
“Dougie and Vicki are in jail.” I informed the room. There were various gasps and cuss words.
“What, why?!” Amy asked sitting up straighter. I shrugged my shoulders looking at her before my attention was caught by Cynthia who had this weird look on her face. One that was crossed between being in thought and a ‘what the fuck’ look, her facial expression changed again as an invisible light bulb flicked on over her head.
“Oh, wait a tick.” Cynthia said pulling out her own phone and dialing a number. She started bobbing her head to a phantom beat as she waited for the person on the other line to pick up. “Bitch…what went wrong..yes wrong…No! I said that you and James were the police, not call the police!” Cynthia told Manda she smacked her forehead with her free hand. Well, at least we all knew what went wrong now.
“Oh my sweet lord of the rings, you better be thanking Dean Winchester that I am not near you…Damn straight and salt isn’t going to save you…Heh heh, that’s funny. You should get him in a ballerina outfit.” Cynthia was giggling over the phone forgetting about the situation at hand. I raised my eyebrows while looking at her; she caught my eyes and stopped laughing. “Oh, I have to go. Yeah, bye.” She said hanging up the phone.
“So?” Lauren asked.
“Manda.” Cynthia confirmed.
“Crap.” I said running my hand over my face.
“I know.” She said nodding her head a little sadly and it was silent for a moment. “So, do you want to go for a movie or bail them out? I think we should go see a movie, there’s this really great slasher flick out.”
“And there can be loads of kissage,” She continued as she kept eye contact with me. I sighed.
“And possible sex.” She added.
“Cyn—” I rolled my eyes but stopped mid name saying and paused as my brain processed what she just said. “Well,” I said slowly. “It’s not like they’re going anywhere…”
“Exactly!” Cynthia said grinning.
“And what will one night hurt?” I asked.
“Danny!” Tom and Harry said at the same time giving me a scolding look letting me know that putting off picking up Dougie and Vicki was the wrong thing.
“Or we could go get them now.” I said disappointedly getting up to grab my keys. I didn’t see why everyone had to go pick them up. Couldn’t the guys cut me some slack, getting Cynthia settled down enough not to go running off for something random in the middle of a kiss was a tough job. Plus she was the one suggesting, life is unfair. I just want some lovin’.
“Kill joy.” Cynthia commented sticking her tongue out at the two boys before following me.
“Hey!” Tom said taking offence. “At least I’m not the one thinking about letting our friends sit in jail just to watch blood and guts then have a nice shag!”
“Well maybe you should!” Cynthia said turning around to look at him as she walked throwing her hands in the air. Before smiling happily at him to let Tom know she was just joking around. Hope Dougie and Vicki aren’t too pissed off at us.
I had been planning to go driving in my new car that I will never be able to thank Doug enough for. I had invited the other three pains to go with me. Yes I meant my three best friends. Lauren, Amy, and I were ready. Cynthia, however, was a whole other story. She was nowhere in sight and when Dougie went upstairs to see if she was ready, he came back downstairs and told me that she was asleep.
"Or she died." I mumbled under my breath.
This wouldn’t be the first time this happened. When she had lack of sleep issues, things like this happened.
"Wait. Did you just say she died?" Tom asked, looking at me strangely.
"Eh. If she died, we’ll have a moment of silence when we get home. I’ll just have an empty seat for the time being. No Dougie. We will go out later…tonight." I said, noticing Dougs face when I mentioned an empty seat.
After that was said, Lauren and Amy left out the front door to argue over where we should go. I kissed Doug goodbye and followed them out.
The girls and I drove around London with the top on my mini down and we sang to the songs that we knew. We stopped to get something to eat and didn’t care that people noticed us and took pictures. We just talked, laughed, and had a great time.
On our way home, I made sure that everything was picked up out of my car and the top was up before the girls got out and I checked things a second time before getting out myself.
Once I was inside, I noticed that the first floor was completely empty of all living things and it was way too quiet to be normal.
"Why do I get a bad feeling about this?" I said to myself before walking upstairs and checking the first room I knew. I opened the door and saw Dougie, asleep. Figures.
I walked over to the bed and laid down next to him, curling up next to him. He woke up just enough to notice me and wrap his arms around me, pulling me closer to him.
"Hey beautiful." he mumbled against my hair.
I scooted closer to him, resting my head in the crook of his neck, and fell asleep not long after. I figured we could go out later. I didn’t think it mattered how late. I like the night more than the daytime. I always have.
We both woke up to the sound of music blaring at high volume from downstairs.
"What the hell is going on?!" Doug said, most of it mumbles because he was still half asleep.
"I don’t know but I intend to find out." I mumbled back before standing up, wobbling a bit, and then started downstairs with Dougie right behind me.
"Turn down the music!" Doug and I yelled at the same time.
Once we got downstairs, we saw Danny, Cynthia, Tom, Lauren, Harry, and Amy. They were all dancing, being complete nerds and not caring about it.
"I think they’ve lost their minds." I mumbled, before Dougie just randomly pressed his lips against my neck in a kiss.
"Still want to go out?" Dougie asked, turning me around in his arms and looking straight into my eyes.
I just nodded in reply and we went back upstairs to get ready to go.
“Are you awake?” I heard Danny ask me as he brushed my hair off my bare back. I was lying on my stomach in bed; I don’t think I could move I was so exhausted from the party and everything else. My face was half smashed into the pillow I had my head on while my right arm was dangling off the side of the bed. I’m not sure where my other arm is because it fell asleep a few minutes ago and now I can’t feel it.
“Yeah.” I replied lazily, now if only I could fall asleep my life would be complete and rejuvenated. Danny kissed my shoulder blade and I raised one of my eyebrows, limited movement was my goal and so far it was working. “Is there something you want?” I inquired.
“Well,” Danny said suggestively and I cut him off.
“I would but I can’t move, you’ve tired me out and so I’m going to lay here until I either fall asleep or die. Whichever comes first.”
“You’re not allowed to die.” Danny told me. “Especially in my bed ‘cause then I’d have to burn my sheets and mattress an’ I’m quite fond of ‘em.” I rolled over pulling the blanket up to cover my chest as I did so and looked up at Danny who was propped up on his side next to me with his head resting against his hand, his fingers tangled into his curly hair. He was looking at me with a small smile playing on his kissable lips.
“Good to know I rate so high.” I said sarcastically. “Why don’t you just push me off the bed before I become all corpsified and gross then?” I asked still being as sarcastic as ever.
“You know,” Danny paused with his smile spreading wider across his face. “That’s not such a bad idea!” I didn’t even have time to respond before I fell to the floor with help from Danny.
“Bitch suck!” I said loudly in pain as I laid on the carpet somewhat tangled in Danny’s blankets. Now not only was I tired but I was in pain, I think it’s very possible for me to die in this position. I heard Danny’s laughter from the bed and soon his head peeked over as he continued to laugh.
“What did you say?” He asked.
“I said that I don’t love you no mores.” I replied rolling over and successfully taking all the blankets off the bed leaving Danny uncovered and naked while I was nice and warm wrapped up.
“What?” Danny asked as his laughter ceased he had this look on his face like he was little lost puppy. I grinned at him and started moving towards the door like an inch worm which was what I was feeling like due to the blankets wrapped around me. “Wait, where are you goin’?” He asked still sounding pathetic. It was adorable as hell. I continued to smile as I slowly made my way to the door.
“I’m escaping.” I told him before giving up on the crawling. Slowly and quite unstably I stood up and started shuffling to the door making the blankets around my feet loosen up so I could walk normally.
“You were jokin’ right?” Danny asked. “You still love me yeah?” I opened his door and walked into the hallway then leaned back into his room a little.
“I’m not saying a word.” I said in a sing-song voice smiling at him letting him know that I did still love him, the goober. Then I closed the door.
“Oi!” Danny called from the other side of the door causing me to giggle as I headed downstairs. Sleep deprivation is wonderful; it makes you giggle at pretty much anything and everything. “You’re not getting away that easy!” He said pulling open his door so it slammed against the wall. That’s when my fight or flight response kicked in and I raced down the stairs giggling and out of breath from the lack of oxygen getting to my lungs due to said laughter.
I made it down the stairs successfully with the blankets still wrapped around me and leaped onto the couch that was still pushed against one of the walls, the house was a mess but it was such an awesome party even though I didn’t get to enjoy all of it by partying downstairs. Danny and I partied upstairs; we played video games as well as other things…
“Score!” I said as I landed perfectly on the couch and cuddled even more into the blankets with a satisfied smile on my face. The next thing I saw was a freckled blur jump onto the couch next to me, still completely naked. What a tard, but how I love said tard.
“Told you, you weren’t getting’ away that easy.” He smiled and trying to get under the blankets with me.
“No! I don’t want to share my blankets with you, you’re naked!” I told him pulling the blankets tighter around me.
“Do I offend?” Danny asked unknowingly quoting Duckie from Pretty in Pink. I grinned at my curly haired freak.
“Yes! I’m offended by your nakedness!”
“That’s not what you said last night.” Danny said bringing his face closer to mine and I giggled.
“I know.” I replied biting my lip before more laughter escaped my lips, our faces mere inches apart.
“I think it’s definitely time to get our own places.” I heard Tom say from somewhere in the room most likely spotting Danny and I on the couch. Danny and I were keeping eye contact, for me it was a way to hopefully not laugh and I’m pretty sure Danny would’ve preferred it if he wasn’t stark naked on the couch with his junk out for all to see.
“I agree.” Harry’s voice commented and I had to keep myself from bursting into hysterical laughter.
“What are you—HOLY CRAP! Danny’s naked!” Lauren said in shock immediately covering her eyes and I couldn’t help it anymore, I broke down into gut wrenching hysterical laughter. My laughter caused my grip of the blankets loosen letting Danny get under them with me which only made me laugh even more at the situation.
I was apparently one of the lucky ones. I didn’t see Danny naked. I thank God dearly for that and Vicki as well. She was beautiful and I didn’t want to leave her alone but I had to piss real badly, also I was incredibly hungry.
Not long after I put a couple pieces of bread in the toaster, I was still trying to convince Tom to make me something to eat but he wouldn’t cave. What a prick. Vicki came down smiling happily dressed for the day; it was almost twelve and by now everyone was up. Cynthia and Danny were giggling on the couch, talking and watching cartoons.
I had a feeling they were doing something naughty under those blankets even though they swore it was the cartoon they were laughing at. I didn’t know Blue’s Clues was the funniest thing since Dane Cook but what do I know, right? “Good morning.” I said before pressing my lips against Vicki’s.
“Good morning.” She replied after the kiss.
“What are you up to?” I asked since everyone else in the house wasn’t fully ready for the day. I’m also pretty sure that Danny’s still naked under the blankets which only feeds my theory of him and Cynthia doing something naughty even though their hands were in plain sight.
“I’m taking my new car out for a spin.” She said grinning. “And I’m taking the girls with me.”
“So you’re leaving me here?” I asked pouting hoping that I could score another kiss, I did.
“I promise we’ll go out in it later.” Vicki told me. I pulled her closer to me by her hips and brought my lips dangerously close to hers.
“And then break in the back seat?” I asked. Vicki laughed. I was half serious though.
“Whatever you say Dougie.” I grinned and pressed my lips against her soft ones again. “I’m going to get them ready.” Vicki said trying to pull away from my grip but I just pulled her closer to me.
“Not so fast.” I told her and we ended up making out for a good five minutes, my toast was now officially cold but I was happy. “I guess you can go now.” I said and she started pulling away again, I quickly pulled her back to me and gave her one last kiss. Ever since I had made things right last I couldn’t spend enough time with Vicki.
“I’m going to go now and tell them to get ready, alright? But I promise I’ll be back until it’s time to leave.” Vicki grinned and I finally let her go without pulling her back in for a fourth time. I sighed and turned around to look at the toaster on the counter with my two pieces of cold toast sticking out of it then pushed the lever down letting it reheat.
Tom walked back into the kitchen and headed to the sink with his dirty cup. I decided to allow him once last chance to make me breakfast. “Hey Tom.” I said grabbing his attention.
“No Dougie, I’m not going to make you breakfast.” He told me and I frowned a little.
“What if I wasn’t goin’ to ask you that?” I asked him.
“Dougie, you’ve asked me to make you breakfast thirty-six times now. My answer is still no.” Tom told him folding his arms while his face was still calm. “Besides Lauren and I are going out.” Just then, as if it was her cue Lauren came running into the kitchen making a bee-line to Tom. She stopped in front of him and kissed him happily. She then proceeded to say something so fast and excitedly that the only words I got out of it were ‘Vicki’ and ‘we’. “Hold on, slow down a bit and repeat what you just said.”
“Right.” Lauren said taking a breath. “Vicki—”
“We going for a joyride Tommy boy!” Cynthia called as her and Danny past the kitchen somehow walking while both of them were wrapped up in the blankets. Those two are a bit odd. Danny muttered something in Cynthia’s ear and she busted up laughing. I shook my head. Tom looked at Lauren questioningly.
“Vicki wants to take her new car out for a drive and wants us girls to go with her, is that ok? I mean, I don’t have to go.” Lauren said quickly not wanting to hurt Tom’s feelings. He smiled at her and kissed her forehead.
“Go on and get ready, we can go out some other time.” He told her and Lauren hugged him.
“Thank you!” She grinned and kissed his cheek before running out of the room to get ready.
“What’s that smell?” Tom asked looking over at me. I shrugged, I took a shower. I sniffed the air and realized what he was talking about.
“Oh shit.” I said as my eyes widened. The toaster was now of fire with my poor toast stuck inside of it. I did the first thing to come to my mind. I unplugged it and tossed it in the sink and turned on the faucet dousing it in cold water getting rid of the fire. I turned back to Tom. “So,” I paused. “Want to make me breakfast now?” Twenty minutes later I was feasting like a king and I was very happy ‘bout it. Vicki walked into the kitchen with Amy and Lauren dressed and ready to go but Cynthia was nowhere to be found. “What’s the hold up?” Harry asked wrapping his arms around Amy.
“Cynthia.” Amy replied. “She doesn’t usually take this long.”
“Shouldn’t someone check and see if she’s ready or not?” I asked through a mouth full of pancake. Tom is a cooking god. Tom slapped me on the shoulder.
“Yeah, and you’re just the man to do it.” He said smiling down at me. What a prick. Harry agreed and I grumpily pushed myself away from the table and went upstairs to see what was taking Cynthia so long. If I have to witness the sight of her and Danny going at it I’m definitely going to punch Tom and Harry.
“Hey, Cynthia?” I called as I knocked on the door. There was no answer. I knocked again but this time I was louder. “Hey! Cynthia are you ready?” There wasn’t answer again. I took in a deep breath and opened the door cautiously. Relived I exhaled. On Danny’s bed was Cynthia and Danny out like lights.
“Hey it’s time to wake up!” I yelled right next to their faces after trying to wake them up three previous times failed. I even shook them and I got no response, if I didn’t hear them breathing I’d think they were dead. The funny thing was they were both dressed and ready for the day and they were sleeping like the dead.
I smirked to myself before taking a pen off Danny’s dresser and drawing a mustache on his face and giving him a uni-brow. I smiled at my handy work, capped the pen and headed back to the kitchen to finish my pancakes. The girls would just have to go without her because short of an explosion I doubt those two would wake up. I hope my pancakes aren’t cold.
I officially loved celebrating my birthday. Of course, that is only if it involved my friends and the four guys that had made a huge impact on my life. Things couldn’t have gotten better but I was proven wrong when Dougie answered the question that I had asked him and the one that had tormented me since as long as I can remember. I always wondered why anyone would love me. I knew why Dougie loved me. We had danced for every song until the other three guys kinda had to force me to stop dancing with Doug. Seems that since I’m one of the birthday people, I had to dance with each of them. I wasn’t complaining much though. They made me laugh harder than I had in years. I was certain that I would have a collapsed lung by the end of the night. I finally tore myself away from the crowd and went to get a drink. I, being such a girl, got a strawberry daiquiri and sat down on the stairs to watch everyone else, laughing at some of the guys.
I had been drinking for most of the party but not anything too strong. I hated the taste of beer and I didn’t drink much of anything except for my instant favorite. I stood up and wobbled a bit over to the table but tripped and fell. I laid on the floor and looked at the ceiling. Klutzy me. I sat up, a smile on my face, and noticed that the other girls and Dougie had noticed my fall and were laughing. I smiled really big and attempted to stand up. James walked over and helped me, a smile on his face.
"No more drinks." he said, and made me walk away from the table.
"I wasn’t going to get anymore." I said, which made him laugh. I must’ve sounded funny but I couldn’t tell. "Thanks James."
"No problem. Keep her away from the table." James said, looking at Dougie and Cynthia, who had walked over and grabbed my arms.
"Come on Vicki, love. You are going to come with me." Dougie spoke in my ear, walking me towards the stairs.
"Where are we going?" I asked him, raising my eyebrow at him.
He laughed a bit and grinned at me.
"Am I not allowed to want to spend some alone time with my girlfriend on her birthday without people assuming things?" he asked me, fake shock on his face.
"No because it isn’t my birthday yet." I said, smiling at him.
"Well, I don’t think that it matters. It is almost your birthday."
We got to his room and he opened the door, walking me to the bed, and shutting the door behind us. He then walked over to his cabinet’s and opened a drawer and began shuffling through it. What was he looking for?
Vicki looked so adorable when she was practically drunk. I had to laugh at her klutziness. I had gotten her a gift when I found out when her birthday was and I found the perfect gift. I got looked at like I was crazy because of it but it didn’t matter. I knew she wanted it and I knew that I was willing to get it for her. I had finally gotten her alone and as soon as I got her seated so she wouldn’t fall anymore and I had shut the door, I started digging through my cabinets, looking for the small gift. When I had found it, I closed the cabinet and walked over to the bed.
"Dougie, what’s going on?" Vicki asked, her words a bit slurred.
I just kissed her lips softly, smiling when she kissed back. Before the kiss could get too heated and I forgot about the gift, I pulled away and took her hand, placing it in her hand.
She looked in her hand and then back up at me, causing me to laugh slightly.
"It’s a key." she simply said, looking at me like I was crazy. I had to laugh again.
"It’s what the key goes to that is the real gift, babe." I said, grabbing her hand and pulling her towards the window. When she looked out, she screamed.
"YOU….GOT….ME….A…A…." she said so loudly that I had to smile and cover my ears at the same time.
"Mini Cooper S. Yes. Please speak softly please." I said, smiling at her excited behavior. She was completely perfect.
My feet were sliding across the carpet as I tried to move the couch out of the middle of the giant living room the boys had by pushing on it with my shoulder but all I ended up doing was getting rug burn on the bottom of my feet. “Do you want us to help?” Lauren asked looking over the side of the couch. I stared up at her.
“Why the hell are you sittin’ on the bloody couch while I’m trying to move it?!” I asked looking up at her.
“We’re watching the telly and you never asked us to get up.” She replied. It was amazing who much we were starting to use British words in our conversations. I didn’t think we’d end up using them but that goes to show how much I know.
“Wait, who’s this ‘us’ you speak of?” I asked as I continued to sit on the floor looking up at her.
“Well, there’s me, Tom and Manda.” Lauren told me. “James had to use the toilet and Harry and Amy are in the kitchen making the birthday cake like they said they would.” I stared at Lauren.
“Really, you all just sat there while I was over here pushing?”
“We were going to offer to help when a commercial came on.”
“Is that why you’re talking to me now?” I asked.
“Bitch suck!” I said frowning. “Well now you can all help me or I’ll smash in the telly with a guitar ‘cause I know there’s plenty of those around here.”
“We’re going, we’re going.” Tom said standing up from the couch, that’s right protect your precious guitars! After that I had the help I needed to complete the transformation of the living room into an epic party room. Earlier I had convinced Danny to take Vicki out of the house because it was of dire importance. He didn’t believe me and wouldn’t do as I said until I told him what we really had planned.
That just failed because the party was supposed to be for him as well since Danny and Vicki’s birthdays are one right after the other. I ended up telling Danny about the party and he got really excited about it and agreed to get Vicki out of the house. We had all the food and drink set up and doing the last touches which was setting up the sound system and the band equipment. We were going to perform, I wrote a pretty crappy happy birthday song because I was too cheap to buy Danny or Vicki anything. Plus, I lost my wallet somewhere.
Lots of people showed up for the party most of them I had no idea who they were but knew the guys so I figured that was good and there was a few that us girls knew from being around the guys. Charlie and Maggie were nowhere to be found which was good because I would definitely have to choke a bitch if they showed up. And I don’t think Manda would enjoy it if I choked her.
When Vicki and Danny finally walked into the house we all yelled surprise. Vicki was truly surprised and couldn’t stop smiling. Danny’s faking of being surprised was lame, it made me giggle. “You’re such a tard.” I told him greeting him with a kiss. Danny grinned at me.
“But you love me.”
“Unfortunately.” I told him playfully and he gave me another kiss.
“This is wonderful by the way.” He told me.
“Why thank you, did it all myself. I think I did a rather nice job.” Manda said cutting me off. I stared at her not amused then I looked at Danny.
“She sat on her bum and had her tongue down James’ throat most of the time.” I told him and he laughed.
“And I did a damn good job of it too!” Manda grinned. “Oh sweet, Jacqui’s here!” She said before skipping off.
“Cynthia!” Amy said running over, or well sort of, there were people blocking her way so it was a half run half dodge-the-person-before-you-run-into-them type thing she had going on. I sighed, Danny as just about to give me another kiss. Talk about crappy timing!
“Yes my amazing Amy love?” I asked as Danny rested his forehead against my shoulder while his hands held onto my waist.
“It’s time for the birthday song.”
“For serious?” I asked with wide eyes.
“Word!” She replied before going over to where the instruments were set up. I turned my attention back to Danny who had lifted his head form my shoulder and was looking at me.
“I just got here five minutes ago and I don’t even get to keep you with me?” He asked. I inhaled deeply as looked at Danny.
“Yep.” I told him with a nod. “But don’t worry; I’ll come back to you.” I smiled and kissed his cheek before going off to take my place behind Harry’s drum set. Tom was taking what was supposed to be Vicki’s place in our little song for the guitar work.
“Ready?” Tom asked looking at us. Amy nodded her head with a small smile.
“Hells yeah!” Lauren grinned before kissing Tom who smiled right back at her.
“Cynthia?” Tom asked looking at me along with Amy and Lauren. My eyes were wide and I was nervous as hell.
“I think I might vomit.” I told them. “How about we just scratch this whole idea, I go vomit in Dougie’s dinosaur cookie jar like I have before and we pretend like this suggestion was never put into action.”
“You’re actually nervous?” Amy asked, I usually wasn’t a nervous person but this was my first time drumming in front of an audience that was bigger than the four boys of McFly and we were performing a stupid song I wrote.
“Cynthia, you’ll be fine.” Tom said. “Just pretend that they’re not out there.”
“Or that they’re in their underwear.” Lauren suggested.
“Or that Danny’s naked.” Amy grinned at her suggestion which made me giggle a little. I took a deep breath and nervously tapped my drumsticks.
“I’m okie dokie.” I said looking between the three of them and we smiled at each, they took their places. Everyone in the house clapped as Danny and Vicki were brought to the front of the crowd by Dougie, Harry, Manda and Jacqui.
“Here’s a birthday song for Danny and Vicki,” Tom started.
“Written by Cynthia!” Lauren said into the mic.
“Traitor! You said you wouldn’t say my name!” I called out pointing one of my drumsticks at Lauren, the crowd laughed. “Oh bugger.” I muttered, sadly for me there was a mic set up close to me so people could hear my comments, they laughed again.
When the laughter died down I tapped my drumsticks together, mostly because I’ve always wanted to do it, then started into the beat that was soon followed by the guitars and bass.
“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you,” Tom and the girls started singing like it was a regular birthday song and to the actual tune of the happy birthday song. “You’re a pain in my ass but I still love you.” Then it went into this awesome instrumental of an upbeat rock tune with the background of the actual happy birthday tune for a little bit before it gave way into the actual song.
“You’re annoying as hell and as far as I can tell, you’re still doing pretty well. I’m on my knees begging please tell me, do you still love me? You’re getting old and decrepit, losing your mind, but you’re still doing fine. You’re smiling like an idiot; but you have no idea what’s going on, what’s going on, what’s going on.
“Here’s another year to you, I’d still like to call you my boo but you don’t even remember how to tie your shoe. Like roses are red, it has to be said that you’re starting to suck in bed. So here’s another year to you, another year to you.
“You’re talking but nobody’s listening, still rambling, eyes are glistening, glazing over. Your bones are creaking, your bladder’s leaking but you’re still the one I love. Though I’m not sure why but you’re my kind of guy, my kind of friend to the very end. And you’re smiling like an idiot but you have no idea what’s going on, what’s going on, what’s going on.
“Here’s another year to you, I’d still like to call you my boo but you don’t even remember how to tie you’re show. Like roses are red, it has to be said that you’re starting to suck in bed. So here’s another year to you, another year to you!” The song ended and there was lots of clapping and cheering, not to mention laughter at my lyrics. As soon as I was done drumming I fell off the stool and just laid there while Lauren, Tom and Amy bowed.
“Ladies and Gentlemen three-fourths of The Riot Girls; Amy,” Tom introduced us. Amy raised her hand in the air. There was clapping for her. I bet I could crawl away. I was never good with a lot of attention thrown at me for something I did; I’d always want to crawl into my hidey hole. “Lauren,” Lauren raised her hand as well and clapping ensued for her as well. “And on the drums, Cynthia?” Tom asked turning around only to find that I wasn’t there.
“Cynthia?” I slowly popped up from behind the drums and waved.
“Oi, beautiful come here and give me a kiss!” Danny yelled over the clapping and I threw a drumstick at him and he started laughing. Thanks to the help of my awesome James pea, the power was cut from the microphones and amps and switched over to the sound system that had music playing from it.
I was walking over to get a drink when I felt a pair of arms warp around me, I looked down and saw freckles. “Hello there.” I said turning around to look at him; I was met by his lips against mine.
“That was a great song.” Danny told me grinning.
“Glad you liked it, happy birthday Danny Jones.” I told him and gave him a quick kiss on the lips before I went back on my mission to find something to drink before Dougie had me help him.
“You’re not gettin’ away that fast, I’m keeping you tonight.” He told me catching up to me and slinging an arm around my shoulders.
“Only tonight?” I asked.
“Well your song did say I was starting to suck in bed…” Danny said giving me a rough time, I rolled my eyes.
“That wasn’t about you love, it just worked for the song.” I grinned at him; Danny laughed and kissed the side of my head.
“I love you.” He told me.
“Love you too Jones.”
I walked up to Vicki and tapped her on the shoulder; she turned around with the most beautiful smile on her face. Her blue eyes were sparkling with happiness and I looked over at Cynthia who was supposed to put on a slow song so I could ask Vicki to dance with me.
“No he said that I get to do it Danny, not you!” She said pulling the CD that she picked out, out of his hands.
“But I want to! He’s my best mate.” Danny argued back taking the CD back from Cynthia as she glared at him.
“Well Vicki’s mine now give it here Jones, don’t make me hurt you.” She said trying to jump high enough to pull the CD out of Danny’s hand that he raised in the air over his head. Danny laughed as he kept it just out of her reach but Cynthia got smart. Smiling seductively at Danny she whispered in his ear and immediately he gave her the CD back and she put it on then saluted.
“May I have this dance?” I asked Vicki hoping she wouldn’t turn me down as I held out my hand for her to take. She glanced down at my hand before deciding to take it. I exhaled not realizing that I had been holding my breath. Things had been a bit rocky between us since she asked why did I love her two weeks ago.
I wasn’t sure how she couldn’t see why I loved her, for me it was completely obvious. Everything about Vicki attracted me to her, her best qualities and her flaws. We walked over to where the dancing was happening in the room and I put my hands on Vicki’s waist, she put her arms around my neck as the song Cynthia said, and I quote, was “golden for this plan you’ve got all goin’ up in your noggin.”
“Vicki,” I said interrupting the song styling’s of REO Speedwagon’s Can’t Fight This Feeling. Cynthia had said that if Dean Winchester can make this song sexy so could I then patted me on the shoulder. Vicki looked back into my eyes and I didn’t want to do anything but kiss her. “You know the question that you asked me?”
“Yes.” Vicki replied her smile faltering for moment before she put it back in its place but it wasn’t like it was before. This smile she was wearing was just for show, the subject I had brought up had ruined some of her happiness from such a great party.
“I didn’t answer because, because I couldn’t.” I told her.
“Dougie.” She said thinking that I was feeding her some lame excuse but I truly wasn’t.
“I’m serious Vicki. I couldn’t answer because I was trying to find a reason why I didn’t love you.” I said as we continued to sway to the music ignoring everyone else in the room. “I figured that list would be shorter to say and I was right.”
“What do you mean?” She asked as confusion showed on her face.
“There’s nothing I don’t love about you. I’m in love with you for everything you are and everything you’re not, when you’re having your good days or when you’re havin’ you off days I don’t care. There’s nothing that can keep me from loving you. You fit perfectly with me and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” By this time we had stopped dancing and were just standing there as the song kept playing. Damn, how long was this song anyway’s?
“Do you mean it? All of it?” Vicki asked wanting me to reassure her. I took my hands from her waist and placed my hands on either side of her face before pulling her in for a kiss. It started off soft and slow before I slipped my tongue into her mouth deepening it and kissing her with more passion than before. I didn’t want to stop kissing her but the burning in my lungs from the lack of oxygen that I was experiencing made me pull away. “Wow.” I grinned and gave her a light peck on the lips.
“Does that answer your question?” I asked and Vicki smiled widely her eyes sparkling once again with pure happiness.
“Yeah, it does.” She said. “I love you too Dougie.”
I had been lying down in bed next to Dougie and thinking when Dougie kissed my neck softly. I smiled to myself before turning towards Dougie and just looked at him.
Sometimes I wonder why he loves me. Yeah I know that I’m not a terrible person and all but growing up, I watched nothing but Disney movies. I always remember watching Beauty and the Beast and saying that I was the beast. I always felt hideous. I never thought a guy would ever think about dating me. Looking at Dougie, seeing the love he has for me, it just makes me wonder what he is seeing when he looks at me.
"What’s wrong babe?" Dougie asks, noticing the slight frown on my face.
"Nothing Doug. Just….why do you love me?" I asked, receiving a sigh from Dougie before he turned onto his back.
I felt so stupid after that and I couldn’t stand the silence between us so I stood up and got dressed before leaving the room and going downstairs.
Cynthia, Danny, Harry, Amy, Lauren, and Tom were all downstairs watching a movie of some sort. Lauren and Amy were laughing about something that had just happened and we talking animatedly about it. Harry and Tom were looking at the two girls with the weirdest expression possible on their faces and Cynthia and Danny were connected at the mouth. I made a face at that sight and continued towards the front door. At this point, I didn’t care about paparazzi or reporters. I just needed some time alone to contemplate over what was going on with me. I quickly opened the door and went outside. I took a deep breath before sitting on the bench swing and swinging gently. My vision blurred at that moment and I felt the ever so familiar warmth as tears slid down my cheeks.
No one’s POV
Tom had heard the door open and close and he knew it was either Dougie or Vicki. He excused himself and went outside and closed the door behind him. When he saw Vicki, he slowly walked over to her and sat down.
Vicki noticed that someone else had sat down and didn’t really care who it was. Even though she thought she wanted to be alone, she really just wanted some comfort of some sort.
Tom wrapped his arms around Vicki in a hug while she sobbed quietly. They didn’t really care much for the paparazzi but they couldn’t do anything about it either. While Tom and Vicki were outside, Dougie was still upstairs. He had already gotten dressed and was walking around his room. He had thought about following Vicki but what could he say after that? He was trying to break down the wall that Vicki had up since they first met. She was afraid to trust Dougie completely and Dougie knew this. Sometimes it irritated him and he would snap. He did everything he could to not snap at her. He never wanted to hurt her.
Meanwhile, Harry and Amy had decided to go to a movie and then to eat. Harry and Amy had been going out everyday practically. Everyone was certain that one of the reasons was because the house that used to be a bit more empty and quiet had in fact started to feel a bit more crowded. The guys had talked about this and were thinking about getting their own places. Cynthia and Danny had continued watching the movie while Harry and Amy were leaving. Much to Danny’s delight, he finally convinced Cynthia that sex was a better way to entertain her than a movie and they headed upstairs to his room. All the while, February was almost over and Vicki was dreading her unfortunate birthday while Cynthia, Amy, and Lauren were planning a surprise that was certain to give Vicki a reason to love her birthday.
“Dougie found Vicki.” Danny informed me as he stopped in the doorway of the bathroom where I was currently.
“I know.” I replied popping another pill into my mouth. I also knew that it was raining outside and that he had found her walking in the rain, not so brilliant on her part but I love her anyway’s, and that he brought her back here safe and sound. Tom’s just full of information, I like talking to him. I popped another pill into my mouth.
“What are you doin’?” Danny asked slightly tilting his head to one side as I continued my pill popping ritual.
“Pill popping.” I answered nonchalantly.
“You’re what?!” Danny asked raising his voice letting me know that he was on the higher side of freak out levels. I popped another pill into my mouth and dry swallowed like I did with the others.
“Popping pills.” I replied rephrasing what I had said before, maybe it will cause less of a freak out. I was wrong. Danny rushed to my side and grabbed my wrist of my right hand that had a little mountain of pills still in it.
“What do you think you’re doin’?!” Danny asked concerned, I stared at him confused not sure if I should answer because I’ve already told him twice what I was doing. Was his short term memory really that sucky? “You’re goin’ to overdose!” Oh! I get it now!
“Danny,” I said pulling my wrist from his grip. “These,” I lifted up the mountain of pills in my hand. “Are cold pills and pills to help my immune system, it’s impossible for me to OD on them.” I finished my explanation and popped another pill into my mouth.
“Oh,” Danny said visibly relaxing. “You’re sick?” I shook my head in a negative fashion.
“Not yet but Vicki was out in the rain, it’s a possibility that we might get sick again. So I’m taking precautions because I don’t think Dougie’s heart could take it if I puke in his new dinosaur cookie jar.” Danny nodded agreeing with me, we both knew that Dougie would probably break down and cry if I ruined the new one which looked almost exactly like the old one. I finished popping my pills and turned to Danny pressing my lips hard against his before pulling back when the both of us couldn’t live with the lack of oxygen we were experiencing.
“What was that for?” Danny asked and I grinned.
“The pills taste horrible.” Danny raised his eyebrows and put his hands on my waist pulling me closer to him.
“What would you like to do now?” He asked as he started trailing kisses down my neck making me twitch a little with pleasurable feelings.
“Um,” I said trying to think of something while my brain started fogging over. “Oh!” I said with an epiphany pulling away from Danny. Danny looked a bit surprised by my sudden pulling back. I smacked Danny repeatedly on the arm in excitement. “I know what I want to do!”
“Ow, yeah and what is that?” He asked holding my hand in his to get me to stop hitting him. I wrapped my free arm around his neck bringing his face closer to mine and placed my mouth next to him as I whispered my idea to him. “Really? You’d rather do that?”
“Yep!” I replied with a smile and nipped at his ear lobe before giving him a quick peck on the lips. “I’ll round up the troops.” I told him walking out of the room but not before smacking him on the butt first. I skipped down the hall and stopped in front of Tom’s door. I knocked on the door repeatedly to the beat of an AC/DC song until the door opened. Lauren was standing there wrapped in a blanket, my eyes widened in shock.
“Oh my sweet lord of the rings, please tell me I didn’t interrupt you and Tom getting it on ‘til the break of dawn.” Lauren laughed.
“Not exactly, we’re watching a movie.”
“Oh! Lucky!” I gushed. Danny and I should have more movie time. “Anywho! Danny and I were wondering if you two would like to join us on our camping trip.”
“Camping trip?” Lauren asked confused and I nodded. “A camping trip to where?”
“The backyard.” Lauren looked at me deep in thought before closing the door in my face, on the other side of the door were voices and I had no idea what they were saying to each other. It was going to be a rather small camping trip since Amy and Harry went out, he does love taking her places, and Dougie and Vicki were recently reunited. The door opened again and Lauren poked her head out. “You do know it’s raining right?”
“Yeah, so?” The door closed in my face once again and there was more chattering from the other side.
“Are they coming with us?” Danny asked passing me in the hall with a duffle bag full of supplies for the tent that he was going to get out.
“I’m not sure yet, I keep getting a door closed in my face.” Danny hitched the strap of the bag higher onto his shoulder before pounding on Tom’s door.
“Oi! Are you two goin’ campin’ with us or not?” Danny called loudly to Lauren and Tom on the other side of the door. It was quiet for a moment before the door opened again with Lauren standing there smiling.
“We are.” She confirmed.
“Shazam!” I said triumphantly. “Meet you two downstairs.” Twenty minutes later the four of us were standing outside in the backyard trying to pitch a tent. I had been camping when I was younger almost every summer with my family so I was confident in my abilities to pitch a tent. Too bad nobody else understood my directions when I said that; “That thingy goes all that way,” With a curved arm motion here. “Then whoop, like that and pow, you’ve got it.” Needless to say I wasn’t going to be the one giving the directions.
Tom and Danny thought it’d probably be a good idea to read the directions, I didn’t know tents had directions. Lauren had understood me all the way up to the hand motion part then was completely lost, it was sad. The problem though with paper directions is that when it’s raining the paper gets wet and rips. Needless to say, we had to pitch it without written directions; it only took us fifteen minutes.
Lauren and I ran the two duffle bags to the tent so they wouldn’t get completely soaked while the boys brought out the sleeping bags, I was giddy with excitement. We were all settled and with lots of bumping and closing of the eyes we all managed to change into dry clothes. “This is so cool!” Lauren smiled as she lied on her back on one of the sleeping bags.
“I concur, this be the shizz.” I commented using Danny’s stomach as a pillow and Lauren’s as a foot rest.
“What the hell is still in the bag?” Danny asked since he was using it as a pillow since his actual pillow was on the other side of the tent underneath Tom’s legs.
“Wood for what?”
“The camp fire of course!” I told him sitting up. “I even brought my lighter.” I reached into the bag where the wood was and pulled out my zippo lighter, I was a bit of a pyro.
“But it’s raining outside. You’ll never get it lit.” Tom informed me and I grinned at him.
“That’s why you do it somewhere the water can’t get to it.”
Vicki and I were cuddled up on the couch; the world was a better place with her in my arms. I was content and I can’t believe Maggie was able to pull me away from someone so beyond wonderful as Vicki. I could never love Maggie as much as I did Vicki, I thought what I had with her was the real deal. It wasn’t. Vicki showed me that when she came into my life.
I kissed the side of her head as some show played on the television screen, the volume on low. An hour earlier Tom, Lauren, Cynthia and Danny went out back to apparently pitch a tent so they could go camping. Something tells me this was Cynthia’s idea. I thought they were a bit loony for going out into the pouring rain just to camp outside when there’s some perfectly nice beds upstairs.
“Huh.” Beds that are comfortable and sturdy, great for taking on vigorous movement if needed. Soft blankets to sleep under naked after a night of…
“Uh, yeah?” I asked as Vicki’s soft voice pulled me out of my trail of thought which was a bit sad since I was visualizing something real nice. I looked into her eyes that were staring at me.
“Did they bring a light out back or something?” She asked referring to the campers. My eyebrows pulled together, I don’t remember them stealing a lamp from the house. Then again they are camping; it’s probably a campfire which is what I told Vicki. “Oh.” It was quiet for a few seconds between the two of us. “But isn’t it raining outside?” As a matter of fact it was.
“Good point.” I said pushing myself off the couch and walking to the backdoor to see how the hell they managed a campfire while it rained. “Holy shit!”
“What?” Vicki asked getting up from the couch as well and walking over to my side so she could see out the sliding glass door. “Oh fuck.” I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, the tent was on fire! Danny, Lauren, Cynthia and Tom were all trying to get out through the zipper door of the tent as fast as they could. As the tent went up into flames even more the four of them rushed to the door we were standing at, Vicki and I moved out of the way just in time otherwise our bodies would’ve collided in a most painful way.
“Oh holy crap!” Cynthia said trying to catch her breath.
“Damn, that thing went up fast!” Lauren commented as Vicki and I watched them regain their breath.
“What the fucking fuck?” I asked not being able to come up with something better. All four of the looked at Vicki and I, three of them pointed to Cynthia and she stood there scratching the back of her head.
“Care to explain?” Vicki questioned.
“I seriously thought that because it was waterproof, it wouldn’t torch.” Cynthia explained with some weird logic. Just because a tent is waterproof doesn’t mean that it won’t be flammable. In fact there’s a tag somewhere inside the tent that says not to place it too close to an open flame because it is highly flammable.
“Have you ever been camping?” I asked and she nodded her head. “Then shouldn’t you know that tents are flammable?”
“Well,” Cynthia said slowly. “Sort of. I mean I knew but I thought it’d be safe if we opened up one of those window things, plus it’s one of those things that you’ve got to try at least once in your life. Like licking a light socket or putting a fork in a toaster.”
“Do you know why you only try those things once?” Cynthia stood there thinking for a moment before answering.
“Because they’re not as fun the second time?” She questioned more than stated.
“Because you usually die from those things.” Vicki told her.
“Oh!” She said nodding her head. “Well, that’s good to know…I guess since the tent’s all crispy now there’s only two other options I see to entertain myself tonight.”
“And what’s that?” Tom asked.
“Sex or watching a movie.” A smile slid onto my face as I grabbed Vicki by the hand, sometimes Cynthia has amazing ideas. Vicki looked at me curiously as I tugged on her hand then motioned towards the stairs with my head, she grinned right back as we made our way out of the room unnoticed while Cynthia contemplated the pros and cons of each thing to entertain herself as Danny continued to tell her that sex was the best option. They were probably going to end up watching a movie. But I wasn’t.
I said I wasn’t going to fall asleep but I had to go and fall asleep in yet another weird place. I only woke up because I kept feeling something wet hit my face. I opened my eyes and quickly shut them again. It was raining and water had gotten in my eyes.
I slowly sat up, realizing that it had gotten a bit cold since I last remembered. I grabbed my now soaking bag, glad that I didn’t bring my cell phone with me. It would have gotten ruined and I didn’t want to have to buy another one.
I started walking in the direction of the house, not really caring that people were staring or that they had gotten cameras out and were snapping pictures of the girl that resembled a drowned rat. I guess this is what it feels like to be famous. Always having to worry about what impression you are making and all.
I was starting to hate the limelight. I didn’t want it in the first place. I knew I would have to get used to it though since I was officially in a band even though we weren’t actually known yet.
I knew that if I didn’t get somewhere warm fast, I was going to get sick again and it wouldn’t be a plain cold. Is it just me or did it get colder?
All I remember was that I walked in and saw everyone in the living room and knew that something wasn’t right. I knew what that something was when Vicki didn’t show up. It wasn’t like her.
I dug my cell phone out of my pocket and started dialing her number. I waited and when it started ringing, I heard her ringtone in the living room. That wasn’t good.
I started saying every cuss word I knew and shortly after I did, I heard Tom shout from the living room.
"Doug, let’s go! We have got to find her now!"
I ran to the living room and we had to run to get to Tom’s mini because it was pouring rain.
We had to have been driving for just over forty five minutes when I saw her. I jumped out of the car before Tom had stopped and ran over to her. She was shivering and she was practically dead on her feet. I had to pick her up just to get her to the car quickly.
Once we were inside, Tom sped off to the house. When I say he sped off, I mean he drove so fast I feared for my life. I never thought that would ever happen. Everything after that was a blur.
I had been sitting in the living room, zoned out, when I felt the couch sink beside me. I turned my head and saw the most beautiful girl in the world. Stupid sometimes, but still beautiful.
"You feeling better?" I asked as Vicki laid her head on my shoulder and cuddled up to me.
"A bit. I’m sorry, Dougs." she said and I heard her sniff.
I lifted her head and looked her straight in the face.
"I’m just glad you’re okay. Next time you wanna go for a walk in the rain, let me know. I’ll go with you. It could always become an interesting walk." I said and grinned. I was hoping she would get the hint and it would make her feel a bit better. I’m good because she laughed.
"Only you Dougs. Only you." She said and cuddled into me again.
Just then, Danny had to walk in and ruin the moment.
"Dude, have either of you seen Tom?" he asked, looking around the room and into the kitchen.
"Last time I saw either of them, they were heading upstairs. I think you know where they are. I don’t think I really wanna know what they are doing." Vicki said which made me smile. This girl is amazing.
“Really?” I asked amused yet somewhat put off, it was interesting. “That’s what you have planned for tonight? You had one week to think of something and this is what you come up with?” Danny stared at me as if he was concentrating hard on what I was saying.
“Yeah.” Danny said as a smile broke out on his face. I rolled my eyes and laughed, I placed my hand on his neck bringing our faces closer together as I stopped laughing leaving a smile on my face.
“I like the dinner and ice cream part a lot,” I told him. “But there is no way I am going to be seduced by your ‘charmin’ good looks’,” I quoted attempting his Bolton accent. “Into having sex in the back of your car.”
“How do you know I haven’t already seduced you out of your pants?” Danny asked raising an eyebrow and bringing his lips closer to mine.
“Because I still have my pants on.” I told him before pressing my lips against his for a moment. “Anyway’s, if you want to get me to have sex in a car…”
“What are you saying?” Danny asked and I smirked. I moved my lips next to his ear so I could whisper in his ear.
“If you want me to have sex in car, it’ll have to be a black nineteen-seventy-six Chevy Impala with a cassette collection and an arsenal in the trunk.” I kissed Danny on the cheek before getting up from the couch and walking out of the room.
“Where the hell am I going to find that?” Danny called after me still sitting on the couch. I grinned to myself shaking my head as I headed up to Danny’s room so I could change into something that wasn’t my pajamas.
“Why is Danny asking about cars, cassettes and arsenals?” Lauren asked walking into Danny’s room while I was changing; I looked at her I confused for a moment before I smiled.
“Because I might’ve said something about sex in a car.” I told her as I pulled on a shirt. Lauren shook her head smiling at me.
“I can’t believe you’re getting that boy’s hopes up.” Lauren said shaking her head as she left the room, I followed her. I needed my shoes but they weren’t in the room, I’m not even sure where I left them last but, you know, it happens.
“Dude, he should know by now when I’m messing with him.” I pointed out to her as we walked back downstairs.
“Its sex and he’s a guy, he’s totally going to take that seriously.” Lauren looked at me like she knew this kind of thing; actually she did have a point. I rolled my eyes.
“If he’s really that horny he could just invest some time into wanking.”
“Who’s wanking?” Tom asked walking up to Lauren and kissing her, I stuck my tongue out at them to show that I didn’t approve of that PDA that close to me.
“Not Danny but apparently Cynthia wishes he would.” Lauren informed him before kissing Tom’s cheek, I frowned at her. She was twisting my words around.
“I never said that I wished he would wank more often, I just said that maybe he should.” I shrugged my shoulders a little before leaving the two to kiss each other more without me making gagging and vomiting noises right beside them. I padded into the kitchen barefoot still to see Harry and Amy looking at Danny oddly who was asking them about what kind arsenal was supposed to be in a trunk of a car.
“You should not mess with his head Cynthia, it’s entertaining but I think you’re making him a little obsessive.” Amy told me.
“What? It’s just sex.” I replied not sure what the big deal was about it. Harry snorted trying to cover up his laughter, he took Amy by the hand and they started out of the room.
“Have fun on your date.” Harry said patting my shoulder.
“Thanks!” I smiled at him before turning my attention back to Danny who was looking at me a little sad looking. “What?”
“You were messing with me?” He asked looking a bit pathetically.
“Only a little.” I admitted with a sheepish smile, I walked towards Danny and wrapped my arms around his neck. “Ready to go?” I asked. Danny wouldn’t look at me as he sighed; I bit my lip hoping that I didn’t ruin what he had planned tonight by messing with his head. Danny finally looked into my eyes as he placed his hands on my hips.
“You really shouldn’t mess with my head.” Danny told me and I smiled.
“How else am I supposed to entertain myself?” I asked pulling my arms from around his neck and headed towards the door with him following me.
“I can think of a few things.” Danny said as we got into his car. Fifty bucks says he’s implying sex.
“They better involve finding unicorns, captaining a pirate ship or taking out killer clowns that eat people.” I told him looking over at him as he kept his eyes on the road.
“You are definitely an interestin’ one.” I grinned.
“You say that a lot.”
“That’s because it’s true.” I looked out of my window to see a nice restaurant, Danny noticed.
“That’s where we’re going.” I smiled and kissed his cheek before I realized something. I smacked myself in the forehead with my hand, why was I so incredibly stupid?
“We can’t.” I told him.
“What, why?” He asked looking at me confused as we stopped at the stoplight. I took a deep breath before lifting up my foot and wiggling my toes for him. “Crap.”
“Word.” I said nodding my head as I put my foot back down. It was quiet between us for a few moments before Danny broke the silence.
“I have an idea.” He said before turning the corner. I sat there quiet wondering what the hell his idea was since he didn’t feel like explaining it. Five minutes later I decided to open my mouth to say something when I started laughing. “What?”
“Danny Jones you are my hero.” I told him, Danny smiled at me cheekily as he pulled into the drive through of the fast food restaurant. Thirty minutes later after much fun, like crashing the kids playground supplied by the fast food restaurant and throwing plastic balls from the ball pit at each other before we were asked to leave we were back at the house.
“What’s going on?” Danny asked as we walked into the room, I was playing with my toy that I got in my kid’s meal. I think it’s a dinosaur of some sort, I’m not sure though. I like dinosaurs, they’re pretty nifty.
“Vicki and Dougie are out.” Tom said flattening his hair.
“Rawr!” I roared as I moved my dinosaur toy around in my hands not really paying attention to everyone else in the room.
“What’s so weird ‘bout that?” Danny asked as he looked at me, we briefly made eye contact and smiled at each other before I went back to playing with my toy. There’s nothing like being on a sugar high and easily amused to make some cheap dinosaur toy interesting.
“Vicki’s out with Charlie and Dougie’s out with Maggie.” The toy dinosaur slipped from my grasp falling to the floor.
“Frog humping son of a bitch!” I said out loud getting looks from everyone in the room. “Oh pah-lease, like you guys don’t also think that’s this one big huge conspiracy for Charlie to try to get into Vicki’s pants again.”
“I knew it!” Tom said, all eyes were now on him. “I knew something was off because why would Charlie date Maggie?”
“Dude we are brilliant!” I grinned as Tom and I high-fived each other.
“Why don’t you ever tell me about these things?” Danny asked picking up my dinosaur and tossing it to me; I grinned at him and kissed his cheek.
“Don’t worry about it, I don’t tell you these things because I’m a paranoid freak who is easily amused.” I told him.
“So what do we do now?” Amy asked.
“Wait?” Lauren suggested, it was our only suggestion and we went with it, we just sat down and waited. Danny occupied a chair with me in his lap as I started playing with my dinosaur again. I looked at Danny smiling.
“Did you know rawr is dinosaur for I love you?” I asked.
“Rawr.” I giggled.
“You two are odd.” Harry commented and we both smiled at him. Danny and I are awesome, it’s true.
Damn it. It was all for nothing, she ran. “Shit!” I yelled out to the empty house. What went wrong? Where the hell did this plan go wrong?
She was still in love with Dougie, how could this happen? The only way this plan could still work was if Maggie had succeeded in pursuing Dougie, I hoped she did…I think. I let out a frustrated yell as I buried my face in my hands, what the hell was going on with my head. I was making a move on Vicki earlier but my whole heart wasn’t in it, something through this time had changed and I’m not sure if it was her or me.
Why did I suddenly care if Maggie had succeeded in her part of the plan, I didn’t and I don’t. I’m just stressed, that’s it. Nothing more.
It had been a long week before the girls had gotten better. Most of that time, Vicki had been confined to Dougie’s bedroom even if she felt well enough to go downstairs.
She had this weird feeling that she was being lied to when everyone said she wouldn’t get better if she went downstairs. She was getting a little irritated and was letting Dougie get full wind of it.
She wasn’t trying to bitch at him but he was the only person around her. One time, she decided she wasn’t going too speak to anyone who tried to talk to her. All the girls tried. Dougie tried. No luck. Of course, she ended up caving when Tom came upstairs and tried talking to her. He wouldn’t give up and stayed in the room. Vicki finally got sick of him being there and cracked.
That was when she found out what was happening in the world that she hadn’t seen in days. She was a bit irritated when she found out what Dougie’s ex, Maggie, looked like. She had always compaired herself to other girls, girls like Maggie. The way she saw it, no guy would ever be stupid enough to like her. All guy’s would like girls like Maggie. Of course, that was before she met Dougie. She was starting to change her point of view in that area. That still didn’t help her slight annoyance around Maggie once she got better.
She noticed that Maggie and Charlie were always at the house and whenever her and Dougie wanted to hang out, Charlie and Maggie tagged along. Everyone noticed that little detail. Tom especially took note of it.
Vicki had always been a trusting person. She had a lot of people notice that about her as well and used it to their advantage. Vicki found herself trusting Charlie even though she knew she didn’t really need to.
As weeks went on, Dougie and Maggie started hanging out a lot more and usually as a small group on their own while Charlie and Vicki hung out.
Something bad was going to happen. Vicki could feel it. She confided in Tom and Cynthia. They were the only two people she had ever really talked to enough that she knew she could trust them to not blab. Of course, Dougie was oblivious to what Maggie was doing. It’s not that he was stupid. He is a guy and guy’s tend to not be as observant about important things.
He was slowly starting to fall for her again and he didn’t even know it. They got along great and had lots in common. That was one of the reasons they were so much in love when they were still together.
Vicki was starting to pay more attention to details about Charlie. His laugh, his smile, his hair and eyes, his voice. These were a few of the things that were rapidly pulling her in. She was falling for him which was worrying her. She loves Dougie. How could she be falling so easily for Charlie? Hadn’t she been the one to break his nose because he wouldn’t understand that she didn’t want to be with him?
As weeks went on and Charlie, Vicki, Dougie, and Maggie had been hanging out, things went completely downhill.
Vicki and Charlie had went to his house which was strangely empty except for them. Dougie and Maggie had went for a “romantic” walk in the park.
Charlie and Maggie had went over what they were going to do that would make Dougie and Vicki realize that they didn’t love each other and had it practically foolproof.
Charlie had shown Vicki around the house and they finally settled on the sofa to watch TV. Of course, Charlie kept inching closer to Vicki but she didn’t really notice because Charlie had put on a vampire movie.
One of Vicki’s weaknesses was vampires. She loved everything about them. So while Vicki’s eye’s were glued to the TV, Charlie had every chance to put the plan into motion.
He had scooted so close to Vicki that they were touching and he moved his arm so it was laying over Vicki’s shoulders. Vicki finally noticed something was a bit off and turned towards Charlie and jumped a bit when she saw how close he was.
"What are you doing Char…." Vicki started but was cut off by Charlie’s eager lips. He kissed her and when Vicki didn’t pull away he decided to take it a bit further and forced his tongue into her mouth. Vicki finally broke out of her freak out moment and bit down on his tongue so hard that Charlie shrieked in pain and pulled away from Vicki, finally tasting the blood in his mouth. Vicki just stood up and ran out of his house.
What the hell had just happened?! She didn’t want to go back to the house because she already looked like shit but the fact that tears were running down her face, she knew she wouldn’t be able to get inside without being asked what was wrong and what had happened.
She didn’t know what she was going to do or where she was going to go but she just knew that she all of the sudden felt really tired. She knew it wasn’t a safe place to fall asleep but she wasn’t going to fall asleep. She was going to just lie down on the bench and relax.
Dougie and Maggie had been walking in the park in the meantime and were chatting about what had happened since they last talked.
Maggie had been in the US and had just gotten back. She had been visiting friends. Dougie told Maggie that they had hit number one on the charts and about the concert that had been held. He told her about Vicki. He didn’t leave anything out except a few details that were private.
Maggie was sick of hearing about Vicki. She wasn’t attractive or famous or talented. She was plain. She wasn’t Dougie’s type. Maggie however was. Or at least she thought she was. She thought she was enough to kiss Dougie so passionately. Dougie reacted enough for Maggie to think she had him back. Dougie, however, realized what was happening and pushed her away.
"Dougie!" Maggie whined.
"Maggs, don’t ever do that again. You know why we broke up. You knew that I was serious then and I still am now. I don’t love you. You may be sweet to everyone you see but that is just the exterior. I’ve seen much deeper and you’re just not the type of girl I want to be with." Dougie stated before leaving Maggie in the middle of the park.
When Dougie had gotten back to the house, Cynthia, Lauren, Amy, Tom, Danny, and Harry were all in the living room. Something was wrong. Dougie could see it on their faces.
"What’s going on?" Dougie asked, still a bit unsure if he wanted to know. No one answered so Dougie tried a different approach, finally noticing Vicki wasn’t there. "Where’s Vicki?"
Everyone looked at Dougie at that question and worry was written all over their faces. Dougie didn’t remember what happened after that. It was like time stood still.
“Oh that hooker!” I said staring at the telly. Amanda just got JR off the wagon and now he’s drinking again, all so she could get some money from David, Babe’s biological father who was married to JR but died. I was currently watching All My Children.
“I’m confused.” Amy said staring at the telly.
“That’s because you fell asleep again.” I told her as I waited for the next episode to come on. I was excited; I couldn’t wait to find out next. Amanda is totally going to feel like a douche face for getting JR to drink again, seriously.
“But it keeps jumping around to people. I thought Kendall was the one with cancer.” Amy said looking confused.
“No! Kendall’s the one in the coma who has the husband who keeps letting the lesbian couple take advantage of his sperm. Bianca, the brunette, is sisters with Kendall and Reese, her lesbian lover, use to have a fiancé who was a dude.” I explained looking at Amy and using hand motions. Amy stared at me.
“Your knowledge of this scares me slightly.” She informed me as Harry walked in bringing her a cup of tea for her throat. “Thank you.” Amy smiled up at him; Harry kissed the top of her head before glancing towards the opening of the room, like he was looking at something just out of his eyesight. I was going to ask him what his deal was but All My Children came on again. “Harry, are you alright?” Amy asked looking up at him concerned after she took a sip of her tea.
“Well—” Harry started.
“Crap, I’ve already seen this one.” I said with a sigh. Really how many times can you see a full grown woman go insane before you don’t want to see it anymore? This episode of it anyway’s, twice, and that is enough for me. I turned off the telly with a click of a button. “Well, enjoy your talk. I’m going to find Danny and hopefully not vomit into anything else.” I said pushing myself off the couch. I had been lucky and hadn’t puked since the cookie jar incident hours earlier but the smell of Amy’s tea was getting to me. So I figure, stay away from food and my tummy with not feel like emptying its contents all over the place.
“I just figured we’d come over and make sure there are no harsh feelings anymore.” Wait a tick. I know that voice. I stopped shortly after leaving the living room and stood staring at the back of the one and only Charlie Simpson who was with some blonde chick. Huh, this was new. I caught Danny’s eye and he tried to subtly motion to me to leave the room, I didn’t.
“Well, well, well if it ain’t Charlie Simpson.” I said with a grin. He turned around at the sound of his name as well as the girl who seemed pleasant, maybe he was over Vicki. “How goes it with you and your new love connection I presume?” I asked tilting my head slightly to one side. Charlie smiled; the girl looked between the two of us a little unsure of what to do.
“Maggie this is Cynthia, Danny’s girlfriend.” Charlie said introducing the two of us. Maggie grinned and looked towards my boyfriend.
“You never mentioned a special someone.” Maggie commented and Danny shrugged his shoulders. I was just a shrug of the shoulders? Is that all I rate?
“Depends on what your definition of special is,” Danny said. “Because she’s a bit of both.” He continued and tapped the side of his noggin and I smiled happily. There we go, that’s better than a shrug! Maggie laughed lightly in a musical way; she seemed sweet but maybe a little too sweet.
“Well, it’s nice to meet you Cynthia.” Maggie said coming closer to me for a hug which I denied as the smell of vanilla and honey got closer to my nose making my stomach start churning in a dangerous way that could end up in projectile vomit.
“Please don’t, you’re going to make me puke.” I said holding up a hand to stop her. Her smile faded from her face and she looked downright hurt to the core, she looked back at Charlie sadly and he looked a bit unsure. What’s with all the looks? Seriously.
“It’s nothing personal.” Tom managed to say gaining Maggie’s attention. “Earlier she decided to fill up the cookie jar and she didn’t exactly fill it with more cookies.”
“Ew.” Maggie and Charlie said at the exact same time.
“Actually,” I said butting into the conversation. “There might’ve been a cookie. I totally think I had one the other day.”
“Information really not needed.” Tom grimaced at the thought. I shrugged my shoulders. I subtly took a step back from Maggie just to get farther away from her smell, in any other circumstance I’d probably enjoy the smell of vanilla and honey but not today. Danny shifted uncomfortably from one foot to the other and I decided to, well, be me and help Danny out of the situation he was in.
“Um, Danny my love, would you like to come and hold my hair back as I vomit?” I asked while holding my stomach as if it would stop whatever food I had left in my stomach from coming back up.
“Of course.” Danny said booking it to my side and practically dragging me up the stairs, I could feel Tom glare at our backs.
“Dude, I don’t actually have to puke.” I told him. “Not yet anyway’s.” I added at the end as we finally slowed down when we were closer to his room.
“I figured, since you’d probably vomit right on Maggie if you really had to.” Danny said and I nodded in agreement, can’t really deny the truth.
“So, who’s Maggie?” I asked as we walked into his room.
“Charlie’s new girlfriend,” Well that comes from the file marked ‘duh’. “And Dougie’s latest ex.”
“Oh my sweet lord of the rings.” I said slowly looking at him. This wasn’t going to be good. It’s a good thing Vicki’s confined to Dougie’s room for the time being, we should definitely prolong that meeting for as long as possible.
hey, ive just come across your fanfic and was gunna start reading it but i was wondering if everything you have posted is all one of if youve got a few different fanfics on here? x
There’s more than one. I posted the titles on the first post of each fanfic. I’m contemplating ways of making it easier to read each of them but I’m still working on that. I may put each in a separate page.
Dougie had taken me upstairs and as soon as he put me on his bed, he went downstairs and said he’d be back in a while and told me to get some sleep. I stuck my tongue out at him before pouting. That made him laugh which had to ruin my attempt at being mad at him.
"Babe, please just listen to me for once? Stop being stubborn." Dougie said and sat by me. He knew I’d give in before I actually gave in.
"Stupid sexy bassist and his sexiness." I mumbled but apparently not quietly enough because Dougie burst out with laughter. I didn’t know he had heard me so I looked at him a bit confused and he had to fight to not laugh.
"You think I’m sexy?" he asked, his face turning red from the laughter that I’m sure was just itching to get out of him. I opened my mouth to say something but decided against it and covered my head with the blanket that I had over me. Why’d I have to go and open my big mouth again? Can I not keep from saying things that will kill me from embarrassment?
He stood up from the bed and left the room while I peeked my eyes out from under the blanket. When I knew it was safe to come out of hiding, I uncovered my self completely and went to my bag slowly so as not to get dizzy, picked it up and carried it with me back over to Dougie’s bed, and sat down with it on my lap.
I started digging through it, looking at all the stuff I had in it and came across some pictures and stuff. The pictures were from our vacation here in England and there were quiet a few with us and the guys. I kept those out, planning on making a photo album/scrapbook type thing with them. I took out a folded piece of paper that I had just wrote some things on.
I was bored and apparently had nothing but Dougie on my mind. I decided I was going to write things that I liked and things that I didn’t like about him on a piece of paper. I came out with more likes than dislikes before I got tired and decided to call it a night. I woke up and the first thing I saw was Cynthia and the paper with my likes and dislikes on it. She gave me a grin and said she was going to take it and show Amy and Lauren. They had come back with a song that they had created from my list. Of course, Amy added something about Harry but I didn’t really care. I looked at the song and had to smile and I didn’t realize it but I had started to even sing the song.
When you said please, please me
Well that’s all I wanted to do
I’m the girl who falls asleep
And all she dreams about is you
And I know this ain’t gonna happen
But you just need to give me a chance
Take a week off and I’ll dance for you
Wearing nothing but my Star Girl pants
'Cause I love Dougie from McFly
I think he’s fucking fit
All my friends think Danny’s the one
But they’re just full of shit
He might wear shorts too big for him
He thinks he’s in Blink 182
But at least he makes my heart go BOOM!
Now who can say that about you?
He doesn’t really say that much
And when he does it’s usually a belch
Yeah, he’s young and he misbehaves
But for me there’s no one else
He’s definitely the coolest in the band
And he’s the one I’d wanna marry
Until next week when he dyes his hair
And then I’ll wanna do it with Harry
'Cause I love Dougie from McFly
I think he’s fucking fit
All my friends think Danny’s the one
But they’re just full of shit
He might wear shorts too big for him
He thinks he’s in Blink 182
But at least he makes my heart go BOOM!
Now who can say that about you?
I had just finished singing the last verse when Dougie walks in smiling from ear to ear. I only had to take one look at him to know why he was smiling. He had heard the song. I went to quickly jump under the blankets but he stopped me and attempted to kiss me. I was quicker than him though and I put my hand in front of my mouth.
"What are you doing?" he asked and tried to remove my hand.
"I’m sick. No kissing when I’m sick. If you get sick than I’ll most likely get sick again. Bad immune system. No kissing." I mumbled from behind my hand and it must have finally sinked in because he got this look on his face that could only be described as disappointment. "Dougs, you can kiss me to your hearts content when I’m better." I said, which made his face light up a bit.
I had to shake my head while laughing a bit. He was the most amusing person in the whole world.
The girls are all sick. We have a disgusting cookie jar. Oh and I forgot to mention Charlie showing up at the door. It’s who he showed up with that was going to be worse on all of us. It is bad enough that Charlie showed up yet again. Hadn’t he gotten the hint when Vicki broke his nose?
Anyway’s, he showed up with Dougie’s most recent ex-girlfriend, Maggie. I wasn’t sure it would be a good idea to let them inside but while I was standing there thinking about if I should let them in or just shut the door in their faces, a car pulled up in the street and the window rolled down a bit. Shit!
I quickly ushered them in and shut the door. Actually, I more slammed it than shut it. Danny and Harry walked in asking what the hell was going on and as soon as they saw Charlie and Maggie they paled a bit and looked up the stairs.
I sensed that something wasn’t right with this picture. I wasn’t going to say anything because I was going to figure this out on my own. Charlie had started on about how he had realized that he wasn’t going to ever be with Vicki and was starting to move on and how he had been out and bumped into Maggie and they started chatting and realized how much they really liked each other so they started dating. I wasn’t sure I should buy it.
We had just been sitting there in the kitchen when Doug came downstairs. He walked into the kitchen and was looking at some piece of paper and when he looked up he froze, his face paled, and he quickly walked back upstairs, saying something about forgetting he had to clean out his lizards cases. He had done that yesterday night. This was going to be a long day.
I blame Vicki. I was full on healthy, last time I checked anyway’s, and now here we were sitting on the couch sick. Hacking our lungs up and stuffy noses, could be worse, could be pneumonia. I grinned to myself when Dougie took Vicki up to his room, more space on the couch for me or whoever moved their legs the fastest. It was me, mostly because Lauren and Amy were either still asleep or completely oblivious.
“Luke, I am your father.” I quoted breathing funnily, well normally but since I was sick it sounded funny. Darth Vadar makes asthma cool. I don’t have asthma but when I’m sick I can’t breathe right so, you know, it happens.
“I hope not.” Danny said walking in and standing in front of the couch where I was half propped up by the couch all wrapped up in my blanket except for my feet and ankles that were sticking out resting on Amy’s leg.
“Pisha.” I responded throwing my arm out lazily at him while I looked up at him through my eyelashes. I let my arm drop so it was hanging off the couch as I stared up at the ceiling making popping noises with my mouth.
“You four do everythin’ together don’t you?” He asked and I smiled at him which was the equivalent of drunk smiling at someone. Whenever I got sick I wasn’t usually all there and I don’t really remember half the things I do, it’s always interesting.
“Like Siamese twins but not stuck together with glue or whatever.” I told him bouncing my arm up and down against the couch as it hung over the side.
“It’s conjoined twins.” Lauren murmured from the other side of Amy.
“In your pants.” I countered back loudly. Danny chuckled and walked away from the couch. “Where are you going?” I asked peeking over the back of the couch.
“Into the kitchen for some food.” Danny said as he kept walking. Food sounded good, my tummy growled and I smiled down at it. The mighty hunter must stalk her prey and get some grub. I rolled over and fell off the couch and haphazardly pulled myself free of my blanket before standing up. Immediately with my hand holding my head I got back down on my knees, being dizzy is no good. So I crawled.
I crawled into the kitchen noticing three pairs of legs standing around; I looked up at them as they looked down at me. “Yes?” Harry asked smiling.
“Shh, I’m on the hunt for food. Tasty, tasty food.” I told him before looking from side to side but not seeing anything immediately so I sat back on my legs. “Food for the helpless?” I asked looking pitiful, the boys laughed as I stood up slowly, this time less dizzy than before.
“Here, try some of this.” Tom said holding out his plate for me to take only as soon as it got close enough for me to smell it my stomach lurched in an unpleasant way. “Are you ok?” He asked before I moved quickly over to the counter opening the dinosaur cookie jar and emptying the contents of my stomach into it. After I was done retching I shakily placed the lid back on gently so I wouldn’t break it. I looked up wiping my mouth with the back of my hand to see all three boys staring at me.
“Sorry?” I asked more than stated, I had figured better sacrifice the cookie jar than Tom’s food and possible clothing.
“There were cookies still in there.” Tom said as his gazed moved to the jar, the two other boys and I moved our gaze to the cookie jar as well.
“Dougie really liked that jar too.” Harry commented.
“That is gross,” Danny said before looking at his friend with a smile. “I’ll pay you to eat one Tom.” Tom tore his gaze from the cookie jar and looked at Danny clearly disgusted.
“Fuck no! You eat one.” Tom said.
“Eat one what?” Dougie asked walking into the kitchen.
“A cookie.” Harry informed him.
“What’s so bad about that?” He asked walking over to where I was standing near the cookie jar.
“Cynthia just puked into the jar.” Dougie looked at me shocked and I smiled apologetically at him.
“I liked that jar.” Dougie said pathetically as he looked at it with longing.
“Well,” I said looking at the jar. “Just think, it’s filled with guts now.”
“Yeah, your guts. God, that’s disgusting.” Tom said walking away and putting his plate in the sink, apparently he wasn’t hungry anymore. “I’m going to go check on Lauren.”
“I’ll go check on Amy.” Harry said following Tom out of the room.
“I’m going back up to my room so I don’t have to clean that up,” Dougie said motioning towards the jar. “And check on Vicki.”
“Damn.” Danny said as he watched Dougie leave the room leaving only him and me in the room. I watched Danny walk closer to the counter where I was and stare at the jar. “How the hell am I going to clean that?”
“Do you have duct tape?” I asked, my stomach feeling loads better than it did before and I wasn’t as dizzy. Danny opened a drawer near him and tossed a roll of duct tape on the counter. That’s when I started my work. I duct taped the cookie jar shut making sure there was no way it’d open, not without some serious work put into it. “Now toss it in the trash.” Danny did and smiled.
“That was easy.” I nodded before walking sluggishly over to the sink and putting my mouth under the tap to wash the taste out of my mouth, which worked pretty efficiently. “How ‘bout you go lay back down before you puke in something else.” Danny said gently leading me back to the couch with his hands on my shoulders. I made a noise in response; I bet soap operas are on the telly by now. Those are always fun to watch when I’m sick, or I have nothing to do. I personally love the bad acting and incredible over dramatized events in the show.
A knock came at the door and I smiled to myself, right on time. “I’ll get it.” I called to the house; somewhere Matt and James were located. Doing what, I’m not sure and I don’t really care at the moment. My mind was elsewhere. I opened the door to see Maggie standing there with a cute smile on her painted red lips and her golden blonde hair pulled back into a pony tail, her brown eyes sparkling with happiness.
“Hello Charlie.” Maggie greeted me with a hug; I hugged her right back breathing in the smell of vanilla and honey.
“I thought we could talk more about this up in my room.” I told her closing the door after she walked into foyer.
“No problem, how’ve you been by the way?” She asked looking genuinely interested in my state of being.
“Pretty good, I’ve been better.” I told her as I led her up to my room. “That’s where you come in by the way.” I told her and she only smiled wider, the lies I told this girl to get her here would probably have me in confession. That is if I did that. I closed my door behind us and Maggie sat on the edge of my bed while I took and chair and sat in it facing her. “How’ve you been?”
“I’ve been doing really great actually.” Maggie said picking at the blanket on my bed absentmindedly. “So what exactly about Dougie do you need my help with?” She asked getting right down to business, which is exactly why I picked this girl. She could be the sweetest thing on the face of the Earth but given the right motivation Maggie could be downright devious.
“You still love him right?” I asked and she pursed her lips before answering me with a nod. “I have reason to believe that he still has feelings for you as well.” I told her lying; of course she already knew this lie. It’s what convinced her to come over in the first place.
“How much reason?” She asked leaning forward propping herself up with her arms on her legs.
“I think you two would be able to get back together.” I told her. Lie number two. We sat in silence for a moment as Maggie thought this over in her head.
“Alright,” She said slowly. “What’s the catch?”
“He’s with someone.” I told her giving her the truth for once.
“Then why’d he want me?” She asked really wanting to know.
“Because,” I told her getting ready to lie once again. “He’s trying to find what he had with you by using someone else but it’s not working out all that well.”
“Why doesn’t he just call me then?” Maggie questioned.
“The girl he’s with, Vicki—”
“The one you’re in love with?”
“Yes.” I said. “He doesn’t want to hurt her feelings.” Maggie smiled nostalgically.
“I always loved that about him; he was so nice, never wanting to make a girl cry.” I just stared at her not really caring if Dougie loved to make girls cry or not.
“Yeah, beautiful.” I said emotionless. “The thing is, Vicki thinks she in love with him but she’s just projecting her feelings at the wrong person.”
“The right one being you.” I nodded. “So, how am I supposed to make Vicki realize her misguided feelings?” It was now time to inform her of the plan; I just hoped that her desire to be back with Dougie would override her conscience.
“We’re going to pretend to date.” I told her. “You know how jealous Dougie can get with the right motive.” Maggie nodded her blonde head making her hair bounce. “I’m expecting Vicki is the same. We just have to show them what they’re missing and in no time we’ll be with the one we love. So,” I paused staring straight into Maggie’s sparkling brown eyes. “Are you in?” Silence came between the two of us again as we looked at each other and she thought about my proposition.
Yesterday was really rather annoying. Damn reporters. I stayed inside because I was afraid of going outside. Of course, Dougs had to ruin my decision and had to drag me out of the house. He had been wanting to actually go on a date with me for a while since the dinner was ruined so he decided he was wanting to see Twilight. I was a bit shocked and a bit worried. Both times that I saw it, squealing ensued. I didn’t want him to hear me squealing, especially over a fictional character. How lame can I get?!
Of course, he wouldn’t take no for an answer. Something about wanting to see what was so special about this Edward bloke. The movie was great up until the Cullen’s appeared. I had to cover my mouth but Dougie saw this motion and took my hand away from my mouth, holding it in his hand. Yeah, let me tell you now, that probably wasn’t the best idea. I’m surprised we didn’t have sex in the theater.
We were sure getting a bit carried away with the making out. We were told to leave about 25 minutes into our snogging.
Damn British lingo. It’s rubbing off on me. It already got the other girls. I was trying to avoid it.
Anyway’s, the first thought that ran through my head was how I had never gotten kicked out of a theater before. That guy had some nerve. From what I thought, we hadn’t been bothering anyone.
We just hung out after that. We chatted about music, animals, just anything that mattered to us. I had brought up how people were ruining the forests and how much it pissed me off. I just hate that they are ruining the forests and taking homes from many different animals. Plus, that is also our air supply. If I learned right in school, the trees produced air in some possible way. Yeah, I didn’t like to pay attention.
It had gotten late pretty quickly and we had also been dodging cameras and reporters a good 3/4th’s of the day. It had gotten a bit nippy and I was really smart and didn’t bring a jacket so I was shivering. When we got back to the house, I ran upstairs, running into people along the way, before entering Dougie’s room and jumping on the bed and under the blankets, my teeth chattering the whole time.
I must have fallen asleep because the next thing I remember was opening my eye’s and seeing Dougie lying next to me on the bed. I was also abnormally cold. I got up and went downstairs for something. I don’t know what but that wasn’t the biggest thing. If I get sick, the other three girls usually do at the same time as me. We are weird like that.
I knew I was sick so I was definitely sure that the other girls were. Just to prove my assumptions, the other three girls met me at the stairs. We must be telepathic or something because we didn’t even have to say anything to know that we were all going to end up downstairs or that we were all in fact sick.
We sat down on the couch, curling up under blankets next to each other, and watched movies all night and into the morning. We probably fell asleep like that because I woke up and Cynthia was awake, Danny was walking around doing something and Dougie, Tom, and Harry were heard talking in the kitchen.
"What time is it?" I managed to get out.
"About 8:30 in the morning." Cynthia said before having to cough.
Dougie chose then to walk into the living room, picking me up and starting up the stairs.
"Woah woah woah, where do you think I’m going?" I said, getting a bit irritated.
"I’m taking you to bed and you are going to sleep. You don’t need to watch TV and if it is such a bit deal then borrow my laptop and talk to Cynthia from up here." Dougie said, looking at me.
His face wore concern. He really is worried about me. Yes it’s true that I have a weak immune system but a tiny little cold ain’t gonna kill me. I’ve been sick plenty of times before this one. I’m still here and kicking. I gave up though because I was a bit tired anyway’s. I leaned my head on Dougie’s shoulder and closed my eyes.
I was walking through the living when I felt my phone vibrate in my back pocket making my bum feeling weird. I giggled and took it out opening it up. “City morgue, you slash ‘em we stash ‘em. How may I help you?” I asked and there was silence on the other end. “Hello?” I asked.
“Um, yes is this Cynthia?” I laughed.
“You called me dude.”
“Right, you’re going out with Danny Jones of McFly then.” It was more of a statement than a question but I still felt like I should either confirm or deny it.
“Yes.” I told the person.
“How’s that working out for you?” I scratched my head confused, who was this and why the hell were they playing twenty questions with me? I never signed up for a telephone survey!
“Great, actually.” I told the mystery person.
“Would you like to elaborate?” They asked and I shrugged my shoulders.
“What do you want to know?”
“Ok,” I said slowly. “Well, my sex life has improved a hundred and ten percent, Danny doesn’t know it yet but I’m contemplating dying his hair bright neon colors and spiking it so it’ll stick straight up, he’s a great kisser and I’m currently wearing one of his plaid shirts because plaid is my favorite color.” I told the phone survey person as I pulled on the front of Danny’s button up plaid shirt that I was wearing unbuttoned over a white tank top just for fun.
“No problem amigo, is there anything else?” I asked staring out of the sliding glass door, my forehead pressed up against the glass as well as my right hand.
“What happened between Tom’s girlfriend Lauren and Charlie Simpson of Busted?” This phone survey person is good; most people don’t know these things. Maybe it’s a psychic phone survey person! I’m taking a survey for the psychic friends network! Holy crap.
“Charlie apparently had to tell Vicki that he was in love with her. Crazy, right? So Lauren got a bit worked up about it, I was more of stunned into somewhat silence with failure, and she gave him a verbal beat down. Not to mention she slapped him and more currently she forked him.” I concluded.
“No!” I said furrowing my eyebrows. “Listen closely, forked him.” I said really slowly so the psychic friend could understand what the hell I was saying.
“Yes! She shanked him with a fork.” I explained.
“Oh, interesting.” The person said a bit distracted.
“I know, but seriously. You’d think Dougie would definitely choke a bitch but nay, Vicki went all Chuck Norris on Charlie when he came by yesterday and I swear she broke his nose or something, which is actually funny if you think about it because Charlie got beat up by a girl, poor kid.” I said pushing away from the door and shaking my head.
“There was a rumor going around that you were cheating on Danny with James Bourne is that true?” Wow, freaking psychic friends know everything don’t they?
“Dude, I was bonding with my fellow pea. There was no love making or goo-goo eyes, but I am in love with James’ female love connection. She completes me, the bitch to my jerk.”
“Well thank you for clearing all that up Cynthia we thank you.” The person told me.
“You’re welcome. Do you—” Before I could get out the rest of my sentence the person on the other line hung up, how rude. Just because they’re psychic doesn’t mean they can be rude little buggers now can it? I think not! “I didn’t like you anyway’s!” I said snapping my phone shut as Danny walked into the room.
“Who didn’t you like anyway’s?” He asked making his way over to me.
“The psychic friends network.” I told him.
“Do you call them often?”
“I didn’t call them! They called me taking some stupid survey thing or I dunno, you’d think they’d at least ask how long I usually talk on the phone and not about my personal life. Freaks.” I mumbled the last word staring at my phone.
“Can I see your phone for a moment?” Danny asked, concern written all over his face and I looked at him confused as I handed over my phone. Maybe he wants to connect to a psychic friend. A few moments later Danny was letting out a string of cuss words under his breath and it was almost enough to make me wash my ears out with soap, almost. “Stay here, can you just, don’t move, I’ll be right back.” Danny said with a choppy sentence before he left me standing there. What, did the psychic friends say I was going to die in seven days or something because that is so nineties horror, even though The Ring came out in oh-three.
“What’s goin’ on?” Tom asked as he walked into the room a few minutes later followed by Harry, Amy, Lauren, Dougie, Vicki and last but not least my boyfriend who I’m pretty sure might be losing it. Everyone took seats except Danny and I, Danny was pacing in front of everyone situated on the couch and chairs while I stayed standing in the spot Danny had left me in. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to move yet.
“A tabloid got hold of Cynthia’s number and had her answer some questions.” Danny said and any whisper conversations were extinguished immediately, all eyes were on Danny.
“Are you sure?” Harry asked and Danny passed him my phone. “Shit.”
“Curse you psychic friends network!” I said loudly throwing my fist up in the air and shaking it before sitting down on the floor cross-legged.
“You actually answered the questions?” Vicki asked looking at me.
“I thought it was a telephone survey at first then they got a bit personal so I thought ‘psychic friends’.” I answered. I was still being stared at. “What?! You would’ve done the same!” I said looking down at my lap self-consciously; it was a simple mistake that anyone could’ve made.
“Next time, and this goes for everyone, check your caller ID first before you pick up the phone.” Harry said from his spot next to Amy, everyone agreed and dispersed back to whatever they were doing before Danny had gathered everyone together. Danny walked over to me and I groaned falling backwards so I was lying on the floor.
“Anyone could’ve made that mistake.” Danny said trying to comfort me as he lied down next to me.
“Anyone would’ve thought the psychic friends network called them for a phone survey?” I asked disbelievingly as I turned my head to look at Danny. He was silent because we both knew that not ‘anyone’ would think psychic friends network except me. I was alone on that one. I sighed and Danny handed my phone back to me that he had gotten back from Harry.
Just as I had stuffed my phone into my pocket it vibrated and angrily I pulled it out of my pocket completely ignoring the caller ID which Harry had told us just moments ago to check every time someone called. “The psychic friends network can go shove a telephone pole up their bums and choke on slivers, this is Cynthia how may I service you?” I asked.
“Wow, what the hell did the psychics do to you?” I heard James’ voice ask. I sighed relaxing, it way my fellow bonded pea.
“Who is it?” Danny asked quietly and I mouthed ‘James’ to him and he nodded his head looking back up towards the ceiling.
“They tricked me into a phone interview.” I told him.
“Oh, that explains why I’m calling.” James said.
“What do you mean that explains why you’re calling?” I asked sitting up and glaring at nothing.
“Manda and I—”
“Why were you interviewed?”
“Because I’m the only one stupid enough.”
“Oh,” Manda paused. “Well next time, don’t be stupid.”
“Shut up Manda.” James said speaking into the phone again, apparently he got it back. In the background I could hear Manda yelling.
“But it’s true, she should stop being stupid!” Yeah, totally going to hit her next time I see her. James sighed and probably rolled his eyes before talking again.
“Turn on your radio, in the next few minutes your interview is going to be on.” He told me.
“Wait, no! I thought it was for paper!” I said, crap. This just fails epically.
“It’ll probably end up there too.”
“Oh fuck me.”
“Ok.” Danny said from where he was lying. I totally set myself up for that one.
“What station?” I asked James and he gave it to me. “Thanks for the heads up James pea.”
“No problem, I’ll talk to you later.” James said.
“And remember, don’t be stupid.” Manda said stealing the phone from James; I could hear the smile in her voice.
“Jerk.” And we hung up our phones and I went over to the stereo and turned on the radio tuning it to the station James had given me.
“What are you doing?” Danny asked coming up behind me.
“Are you curious as to the information I spilled?” I asked looking at him over my shoulder, Danny smiled.
“Well, you’re not going to have to wait for long.” I told him turning on the radio so it was possible to hear all throughout the house, I figured it’d take too long to get everyone back downstairs to have them hear what my interview was like. Danny and I sat on the couch not talking, not that we could hear each other over the loudness that was the radio.
“Hey! Welcome back! Casey here and I’ve just received the latest interview featuring McFly gossip. Now everyone’s wondering ‘is this a legit source?’ Well have no fear because we’ve got word that this telephone interview is with non other the girlfriend of Danny Jones. So here it is…” The radio host said before turning on my apparently recorded interview.
It wasn’t much different from my earlier phone call only there wasn’t my unfinished sentence and my swear words were somewhat bleeped out of the conversation. I sat there silently, my debut on the radio and I tell everyone listening that I have an active sex life, great. To my surprise Amy turned off the radio, I didn’t even hear her walk in, she was smiling and looking like she was trying to hold back her laughter.
“What?” I asked, the curiosity nagging at me.
“You just informed all of London about your sex life.” I smacked my forehead with my hand proceeding to burying my face in my hands. “That must be embarrassing.”
“I don’t think I’ve even done that.” Dougie said from somewhere in the room. Dear god in heaven let the couch devour me. Or send down Castiel so he could take me to hell, at least then I could keep Dean Winchester company.
“Congratulations, you’ve just had your first interview.” Lauren said with a big grin, everyone was finding this oh so hilarious.
“By the way, you totally made it sound like you were a little bit of a lesbian for Manda.” Vicki informed me and I groaned leaving the room that started laughing.
“Yes laugh at the person a few fries short of a happy meal! It’s called karma bitches!” I yelled back into the room as I headed upstairs to Danny’s room. I think I shall sleep all day. Yeah, that sounds like fun.
There’s more than one way to have her realize that she doesn’t love Dougie as much as she thinks she does. I was sitting on my bed looking through all the contacts on my phone when Manda burst through the door smiling. I looked at her questioningly.
“Cynthia’s my lesbian lover; callers all over London say so.” She informed me. “This one girl says she should leave Danny for me so she can have Danny. How awesome is that?!” Manda asked.
“Are you a lesbian?”
“Hell no! But isn’t it cool?”
“Very,” I told her looking back down at my phone before looking back up at her just as she was leaving. “Why do I feel like I’m missing something here?” I asked her and Manda walked back into the room.
“Because you are.” She told me and that’s when Jacqui appeared at my door right next to Manda.
“Danny might wake up one morning with neon colored hair! Spiked neon colored hair!” Jacqui told me. “People have mixed feelings about it.”
“Same here.” Manda said looking at Jacqui. “It’d be funny as hell but I like his hair now.”
“I agree.” Jacqui said looking back at Manda.
“What the hell are you two going on about?!” I asked tossing my phone on my bed as I stood up and walked towards the doorway.
“Someone tricked Cynthia into an interview over the phone,” Jacqui started.
“She thought it was the psychic friends network.” Manda said interrupting Jacqui.
“The what?” I asked confused.
“And now people know you were beat up by a girl.” Jacqui said slightly giggling as she told me this. “And that you are totally scamming on Dougie’s girl.” I stared at the both of them not really amused by what they were telling me.
“Wonderful.” I said sarcastically. “Well, you two have to get out. I have something important to do.” I said shutting the door on both of them.
“Don’t forget your four times a day!” Manda called through the door before her and Jacqui left me alone. I’m not exactly sure what I’m supposed to do four times a day but that’s just a Manda thing. I sighed walking back over to my bed and picked up my phone. There was no way I would be able to go anywhere near Vicki and the McFly house anytime soon, at least not alone.
I smiled and found the number I was looking for. It rang a few times before the line picked up, I smiled. “Hello?”
“Maggie?” I asked.
“Yeah?” She answered confused.
“It’s Charlie, Dougie’s friend.”
“Oh hey, how are you?” Maggie asked happily.
“I’m good. I’ve have something I need to talk to you about.” I told her.
“About what?” She asked skeptically.
“Dougie.” It was silent for a moment.
“I’m all ears.” Maggie said, I couldn’t keep the smile off my face. This was going to be a lot easier than I thought. Vicki would be with me in no time.
I woke up thanks to my cell phone ringing quietly. I looked at the screen and saw the name I officially hated. Charlie. I knew now that I was going to have to change my number. I clicked ignore because I wasn’t planning on speaking to him. I turned my head because I felt a pair of lips on my shoulder.
"Morning babe." Dougie said, smiling his gorgeous smile at me.
"Morning Dougs." I said before covering my mouth to hide the yawn and the bad breath. I quickly stood up and ran into the bathroom followed by a very tired looking Dougie. I brushed my teeth before brushing my hair and heading back to his room. I grabbed my pet iguana which I had decided to name after Dougie’s iguana that was no longer with us. Yes I’m weird but I have a tendency to make a pet like family. My family had so many pets growing up. When I had moved out, we had three dogs, three cats, 3 kittens, and 2 birds. I loved animals too much.
Dougie walked into the room about 15 minutes later with a muffin that he had apparently gotten for me.
"Okay….yeah I just brushed my teeth. You’re a bit late with that." I said, stifling a laugh.
He looked at me kinda funny. I figured it was because he had gone downstairs to get this and I didn’t want it. I took it out of his hand and curled up next to him, sighing with contentment. He wrapped his arms around me and the gesture made me smile. I was honestly sincerely happy at this moment and I thought nothing could change it. I was seriously wrong.
Later that day, we had all been just hanging out and I was trying so hard to beat Dougie at Halo 3 and even with his help, I was not very good. In the middle of my being a sore loser, the doorbell rang and Lauren went to answer it. About two or three minutes later, we heard Lauren yelling some obscene things and then we heard someone shout in pain. We all looked in the direction of the front door when we heard it slam shut and Lauren came back, carrying a fork that I didn’t even know she had with her.
"Stupid damn guy thinks he can get away with liking a taken girl." Lauren said, mainly mumbling to herself. She sat down on the floor next to Tom when Cynthia asked her who it was.
"Charlie. He was here to see Vicki. He wanted to hang out or something. I don’t know because I forked him. He was overdone anyway’s." Lauren said with a glare that had stayed on her face since she had come back into the room.
"Damn!" I shouted before standing up and going upstairs to get my phone and going back downstairs. I then checked my messages.
"Babe, what is it?" Dougie asked me, looking a bit worried. He looked insanely cute which only made me want to kiss him but I had to stay focused. I had 10 missed calls and 15 missed text messages. All of them were from Charlie. Shit.
I checked every single one of them and it only pissed me off more. If I saw his face here ever again he was going to get it.
Today was an entertaining day for the most part. We all watched Dougie beat Vicki’s ass at Halo 3. She had only played Halo before and never got passed the ship without either running out of ammo or getting shot before she could get another weapon or she got lost and then the other two things happened eventually.
It was quite amusing and the guys learned that Vicki has a potty mouth when she gets pissed. Every time she lost, she glared at Dougie. Yes she loves him but she hates losing. She never even wins at Bingo. She got so irritated with losing that she plays against herself so either way, she will win.
Not long after that, Lauren answered the door and came back glaring. We found out that Charlie had just gotten forked for showing up. I’m going to avoid Lauren when she is mad.
Later that night, we were sitting around, eating pizza, and watching gory movies while Vicki looked away from the screen. She likes scary shows but she can’t stand the gore. In the middle of a scene that wasn’t so gory, the doorbell rang and everyone went to the door. I don’t honestly know why but I had an idea as to why. When the door was opened, Lauren and Dougie stormed over towards it but Vicki stopped them.
"No! Let me fight this one." Vicki said before she punched Charlie. When he had finally gotten back up off of the ground, his nose was bleeding and Vicki was fuming.
"How dare you come back here after that scene at the restaurant and expect it to be all happy go lucky and you not to get injured?! I should have done that at dinner!" Vicki yelled before Dougie grabbed her arm and had to drag her away from the door. The whole way up the stairs, Vicki was yelling obscenities at Charlie. I shut the door on his face. Sucks to be him.
Vicki left and let me tell you the atmosphere was thick as a brick wall with awkwardness, not to mention tension between Dougie and Charlie. Dougie had that look in his eyes that was like a rabid dog about to attack, or maybe a psychotic ninja who escaped from an insane asylum. I couldn’t decide.
“Oh funky town.” I mumbled, so much for getting Charlie to stay quite. Really, did he have to ruin such a nice dinner? Manda turned and looked at me.
“You don’t have a gun to your head.”
“Meh.” I said shrugging my shoulders. “We need to come up with more code words.” I told her all the while watching Dougie and Charlie.
“But we didn’t come up with that code word.”
“We should’ve, it’s brilliant.” I told her just as Dougie abruptly stood up from his seat, this was it. He was going to attack with rabid, psychotic ninja dog moves. I think investing in tranquillizers would be a good idea next time this happens, if there’s a next time. I really hope there’s not a next time. Then Dougie did something I think surprised all of us, he just left. I felt like I should wave to him or like shout goodbye, something.
“What the hell were you thinking you son of—”
“A batch of cookies!” I said loudly covering Lauren’s swear word. There were a couple of little kids a few tables away from us and I thought I’d try and save whatever innocence they had left.
“Lauren maybe you should calm down.” Amy suggested calmly which was actually a great suggestion to tell you the truth. Lauren in turn gave her a look.
“Why did you have to go and ruin such a nice dinner you—”
“Jerk face.” I said covering another swear word, Lauren didn’t mind as long as I didn’t get in the way of her verbal beat down of Charlie.
“Why don’t you go take your feelings and project them onto some random hooker you dumb—”
“Hou zi de pi gu.”
“What the hell does that mean?” Danny asked whispering into my ear as we both continued to watch Lauren get worked up; she even stood up and walked over to where Charlie was sitting. Jacqui got out of the way quickly by jumping seats and sitting in Matt’s lap for protection.
“Monkey’s butt, it’s really the only thing I know how to say in Chinese.” I informed him. I even learned it from watching a television show, how cool is that? “Fudging son of a batch of cookies!” I said quickly covering up Lauren’s swear words again and then she did something I didn’t expect, well sort of, we’ve been friends for so long but really I didn’t think she’s actually smack him across the face in a public restaurant.
“Clear away the sharp, pointy objects.” I said because it looked like Lauren was actually going for a fork to shank Charlie with.
“Lauren, I think we should go.” Tom said getting up and putting his hands on her shoulders. Everyone knew Charlie deserved the verbal beat down and the slap but no one deserves to be shanked, unless they’re in a prison yard. Then that’s fair game.
“You’re right.” Lauren said nodding her head and taking a deep calming breath. Tom guided Lauren out the door and we all soon followed, except for Charlie. It was safer for him to take a cab.
“Dude, epic fail.” I commented as we walked out to the parking lot, I was holding hands with Danny and slightly swinging are hands back and forth.
“Failtacular, a fail so great it’s almost a win.” Manda added.
“Or you know, not.”
“You should’ve hit him with the spoon harder Jacqui.” Manda said looking over at her as she walked on the other side of James. “Maybe he would’ve forgotten what he was going to say.”
“I’ll remember for next time.” Jacqui replied. “Oh god, I hope there’s not a next time.”
“That’ll be a pain in the ass.” James added.
“Wait, what are you talking about?” Matt asked confused.
“I’d like to know that too.” Danny said looking at me like he’d get me to crack. He’d have to do more than that.
“Charlie liking Vicki.” Manda said like it was no big deal. Great, now they’re going to wonder why we didn’t say anything. I smacked Manda upside the head.
“Wait you all knew this entire time?” Matt asked looking from Jacqui to the rest of us.
“I only found out tonight, I was reinforcement.” Jacqui admitted. Crap, James and I are being sold out!
“Same here.” I smacked Manda upside the head again. “Jerk.”
“How long did you know?” Danny asked looking at me curious and expectantly, waiting for me to let him know.
“I plead the fifth.” I said holding up my free hand which was my left.
“You’re not in America.”
“I have the right to remain silent anything I say can and will be held against me in a court of law.”
“Cynthia, you’re not in America.” Manda told me this time with a smile.
“I have the right to an attorney.”
“You’re not in America!” Matt said taking his turn to inform me of this little detail. James was trying not to laugh and Jacqui was silently giggling.
“I’ll take it to my grave.”
“You knew the entire time.” Danny said taking his keys out of his pocket I turned my head quickly and stared at him.
“What? How’d you know?! Oh, I mean…yeah, I got nothing.” I said shaking my head. “James knew the day afterwards!” I said pointing an accusing finger at him, if I was going down my fellow bonded pea was coming with me.
“Why didn’t you tell me anything?” Matt asked. “We live in the same house and we’re in the same band. Damn, I feel out of the loop.”
“Well, technically everyone’s in the loop now.” I told him trying to make him feel better. “Even those random people who have no idea of what’s really going on.” Matt just looked at me.
“Thanks Cynthia.” He said in monotone, I smiled at him happily.
“No problem!” Danny and I said our goodbyes before getting into his car and heading back to the house. When we arrived Danny and I headed straight for his room, well that was the plan until he had to use the potty room. I took this time to text my gummy bear aka Lauren. I just finished texting when Danny walked in starting to undress as he did so, I ended up staring.
My phone vibrated surprising me that I let out a couple of cuss words before texting Lauren back while Danny sat next to me and started kissing my neck, there was no way I could continue texting when my insides were turning to jelly. “How ‘bout we get you out of that dress?” Danny suggested with a grin.
“Are you implying sex my dear Danny Jones?” I asked him, he leaned closer to me.
“I’m not implying.” He told me before he kissed me while working the zipper on the back of my dress. Oh whoa, yeah he’s definitely not implying.
I woke up the next morning lazy and wanting a shower. Being the lazy person I was I didn’t grab my clothes and just pulled the blankets off the bed wrapping them around me and walking out of the room leaving Danny with a tangled sheet and pillows.
“Hey Cynthia, whoa…um, never mind, we’ll talk later.” Lauren said trying not to laugh at me. I had the blankets wrapped around me and over my head; I looked like a freakin’ Eskimo who tried to use the bedspread for an adequate Eskimo suit and failed.
“Don’t make fun, I’m naked and I will hit you over the head with something heavy.” I told her and she burst out laughing clutching her sides. I stared at her unamused by her behavior.
“Thank you Cynthia for that information that I really didn’t want to know.” Harry said walking by me and patting me on the shoulder before he continued off down the hall.
“Shut up.” I told him before finishing my trek to the bathroom. Seven minutes into my shower the door to the bathroom opened. “What the hell?!”
“No I’m the freakin’ Easter Bunny.” I said sarcastically.
“Right, anyway’s I was told to tell you that Lauren and Amy went to the store for a quick moment. They’ll be back shortly.” Vicki informed me.
“Why the hell did you tell me while I was in the shower?” I asked really wanting to know the answer because this news would be just as effective if it was given to me when I was out of the shower and fully dressed.
“Because if I sent Danny I doubt either of you would leave the bathroom for a very long time.” Vicki grinned and ducked out of the bathroom closing the door after her before the bar of soap that I threw at her could hit her. She has a dirty, dirty mind. Though it’s not like my mind never went into the gutter because it does. I got out of the shower sometime later and got dressed in some comfy clothes before tracking down Lauren to tell her about my plans for a surprise party for both Danny and Vicki.
It was tense when I got back to the house but not as bad as the restaurant, James and Matt weren’t as pissed off as some of those at the McFly house. James and Matt looked at me disappointed and I couldn’t take those stares for so long. Instead of finishing the show on the telly I was watching I mumbled a good night to each of them before heading off to my room for some sleep.
I noticed on my face there was a red hand print on my cheek from where Lauren had slapped me, it was a little sore but nothing compared to the initial sting of her hand against my face. As I had been informed telling Vicki I had feelings for her, strong feelings, at the dinner was a stupid move. I was definitely expecting Dougie to lunge at me and attack me with a steak knife, one of the many knives that had been lying on the table along with other sharp and pointy objects that were on there as well. But he didn’t, he looked at me with anger, hate and betrayal.
I guess he figured he was the only one that could have feelings for Vicki, he’s wrong. I’m just the one who told her. I’m not afraid of Dougie, I could take him in a fight and if I have to I will. Just because tonight didn’t work out the way I wanted it to doesn’t mean I’m going to give up.
Where the hell would I be if I did that with anything, with music? Nowhere and I’m not giving up on Vicki. I’ll just be as charming as ever and she’ll realize that I’m the one she wants to be with, not Dougie.
The night was going great. I had to force myself to pay attention to what Charlie was saying when I would have rather just spent the night alone with Dougie. Yes I probably do think about sex too much and yes I consider myself weird because I’m not like all the girls I knew in high school. I don’t want to be them. I like being me too much.
Charlie had finally gotten to tell me what he had been trying to all during dinner and it was a real shock. I wanted to slap him but I also was shocked. Lauren and Dougie looked even more pissed off than I was and Cynthia, Manda, Jacqui, and James were avoiding eye contact with me and Dougie. I was going to have to have a talk with Cynthia and find out if she knew about this.
Dougie and Lauren were already standing up to beat the shit out of Charlie but I already hated fighting. It wasn’t worth it.
"Charlie….I’m with Dougie. I love him and nothing you do or say can change that. Now, seeing as how dinner is officially ruined for me after that display, I’m going to go back to the house. See ya’ll there."
I excused myself after apologizing to the guys for this and as soon as I got outside, I took off the heels that I was wearing and put them in my bag where I had luckily had converse. I put those on and started walking to the house. I love walking. It gives me a chance to clear my head. As I was walking, a car pulled up next to me. The window rolled down and Dougie stuck his head out the window.
"Need a ride?"
"Dougie, what are you doing? Go back to the restaurant. This party was for ya’ll." I said but to no avail because he had already escorted me into the car and pulled away from the curb.
"Trust me. You wouldn’t want me to stay if you wanted Charlie to stay in one piece. He was already getting it from Lauren." Dougie said, clenching his hands tightly on the steering wheel. I noticed this gesture and told him to pull over and let me drive. "No. I’m fine. I just need to get my mind off the topic. We’re almost home anyway’s." he explained to me as we pulled up to the house. He was definitely right. We were almost home.
Before I could even get my seat belt undone, he had already gotten out of the car and opened my door for me. He was definitely up to something. I didn’t realize what until we got inside and I had shut the door and sighed with relief.
"Now to get this extremely uncomfortable dress off." I complained as I started up the stairs only to be stopped by Dougie who had decided to push me against the wall. I finally understood what he was up to and got a grin on my face before we started kissing with such passion that I had completely forgotten tonight’s event’s. We finally made it to his room where I was ecstatic to get the dress that I was planning to burn off. Everything else was just an added bonus. I am so in love with this man.
Charlie loves Vicki?! Oh he better watch his back. I might come up behind him with a fork and he won’t know what hit him until he wakes up in the hospital.
After his little confession, Vicki had excused herself and left, Dougie following after her when Cynthia had gotten him distracted from whatever he was planning to do to Charlie. I’m glad too. That was my job. I was so going to hurt him and he would regret ever falling for Vicki in the first place.
I wanted to ask him how he could dare to like her in the first place when he knew she was with Dougie. I mean, he saw how they acted towards each other.
The dinner was a long and fairly quiet event after that scene. Charlie left but not after I gave him plenty of memories on why he shouldn’t like girls that are dating someone already. Especially a girl that is dating a friend of his. So much for a party. Tonight was supposed to be for celebration and he went and messed up the whole night.
It was around 11 at night when we decided we were going to head back home. When we got there, it was quiet and I almost wondered if Vicki and Dougie were even here but I saw her bag on the couch and I figured I already knew what had happened and didn’t worry about it anymore after that.
I was strangely exhausted and went upstairs to go to bed. I looked at my cell phone cause it had buzzed. Cynthia had texted me.
What month is it?
I quickly texted her back and hit send.
How can you forget what month it is? It’s February btw.
I had just set my cell phone on the small table by the bed when it buzzed again.
Guess who’s birthday is next month. =P
I thought for a minute before I got a small smile on my face.
It’s Danny’s and Vicki’s birthday’s. What do you have in mind?
I’ll let you know tomorrow. I just got a very sexy guy in the bed next to me and have better things to do now. =P
I laughed quietly as Tom walked in which caused him to give me a confused look.
"It’s just Cynthia." I explained, holding up my phone to signal that we were texting.
"You four are odd." he said as he got into bed next to me and I curled up by his side, mumbling an ‘I know’ before falling asleep.
I sighed staring up at the ceiling at the foot of the bed. I’m not sure how it happened but that’s how I woke up and with Danny cuddling with my feet. I wiggled my toes and feet to some random beat just to do something since I couldn’t wiggle my legs free from Danny’s grip. “What the hell?” Danny asked sleepily as he finally woke up realizing that it was my legs he had.
“I’m down here.” I told him raising my hand as I continued to look up at the ceiling and then let my arm fall back down hitting myself in the stomach, that kind of hurt. Danny let go of my legs and propped himself up so he could see my face, or at least attempt to.
“What are you doing down there?”
“I have no clue.”
“How ‘bout you turn ‘round and go back to sleep with me.” Danny suggested and I propped myself up on my arms looking at Danny.
“How’s you don’t fall back asleep and you stay awake with me.” I told him liking my suggestion better, mostly because I couldn’t fall back asleep anymore.
“But sleep is good.” Danny said lazily crawling towards me before collapsing right next to me.
“So are many other things.” I told him stroking his cheek as I looked at him as he laid there on his stomach with his eyes closed.
“Are you implying?” Danny asked opening one eye to look at me. “Because I could wake up for that.” Was sex really the only way to wake up Danny earlier than he wanted? Because if that’s so then that just fails, pretty epically to tell you the truth.
“No, not really.” I told him pulling my eyes away from him and staring at the ceiling again.
“Are you sure?” He asked nuzzling my neck which made me twitch a little, Danny smiled against my skin.
“Mmm, yeah. I’m pretty sure.” I told him.
“Really pretty sure.” I said turning on my side so that I was facing him and ran my fingers through his hair which had a few tangles in it. Danny hummed in response smiling sleepily; he was starting to fall asleep again. I started to quietly hum a random tune as I continued to play with Danny’s hair and just lie there trying to entertain myself. “Are you going to wake up now?” I asked opening Danny’s eyelids so I could look at his blue eyes.
“Bloody hell.” Danny mumbled. “Warn a man before you do that.” He said rubbing his eyes, pushing my hand out of his face.
“But you were sleeping, how would I warn you?” I asked turning so that I was now lying on my stomach with my head propped up on my folded arms. Danny shrugged his shoulders. “That’s what I thought.”
“How about we go downstairs and do something.” I suggested pivoting my head so that I was looking at Danny instead of at his dresser that I had drawn on.
“We could always stay up here and do something.” Danny grinned moving his hand up under my shirt and rubbing my back.
“You want sex way too much to be healthy.” I told him with my eyes closed as he continued to rub my back.
“I disagree.” Danny countered as he kissed my neck, I smiled.
“Of course you do, but you’re a freak so I would expect as much.” Danny continued the assault on my neck and back as I lied there just taking it in. “Oh my sweet lord of the rings.” I mumbled.
“What was that?” Danny asked taking his lips away from my neck and looking at my face as he wiped wisps of hair out of my face. I opened my eyes to find his brilliant blue ones staring at me amused and curious. I gave him a full-toothed grin as I stared back up at him.
“Um, your biceps are huge, kiss me.” Danny grinned widely before he moved closer and kissed me full on, I maneuvered so I was now lying on my back with Danny over me, holding himself up with his arms.
Danny and I walked down stairs a long while later both happy and smiling like people who just got laid, funny isn’t it how smiles can tell you so much? We walked into the living room and just cuddled up on the couch with cartoons playing on the telly. Danny didn’t want to watch the cartoons but I didn’t give him a choice which made me happy.
“What the hell is goin’ on in the kitchen?” Danny asked looking over the back of the couch towards the kitchen while I kept my eyes on the television screen, giggling when something funny happened. Patrick got hit in the head with a coconut. “Cynthia?”
“Yes?” I asked giggling as I looked at Danny.
“What are they doin’ in there?” He asked referring to Dougie and Vicki in the kitchen, I was personally leaning towards some sort of porn movie with cake going on in there because that just seemed like a Dougie thing. “Want to find out?” I looked at Danny hesitantly, if it was the cake porn then no, no and definitely not. Then again how many times am I actually right about these things?
“Sure, why not.” I said standing up and pulling Danny up by his hands. Danny grinned and leaned down to kiss my lips. The two of us walked into the kitchen hand in hand only to stop, there was Lauren, Harry, Amy, Tom and Vicki covered in flour like old school Scooby-Doo type ghosts. I couldn’t but start to laugh so much that my stomach hurt, then epicness happened. We had a flour fight.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!” I said quickly staring at Tom later that day after he was done chatting to Danny about Charlie. “Grab your boobage, be kind rewind and repeat what the hell you just said!” I told him.
“What did you just say?” He asked looking at me highly confused.
“That is of no importance, what did you just say?” I asked right back.
“Are you alright?” Danny asked looking at me; I nodded my head as I kept my eyes on Tom.
“All I said was that Charlie was going to finally tell some girl that he likes her tonight. Maybe he’ll bring her to the dinner.” Tom said adding his own thoughts to the end of the information that I needed.
“Doubt that,” Because Dougie will be brining her. “Um, I’m gonna call Manda and see if she has some salt I can borrow.” I told Danny using salt as an excuse. I kissed his cheek as he sat there confused, still. I walked at my normal pace until I was out of the room than bolted to Danny’s room where I proceeded to lock the door and call my fellow bonded pea.
“I need my James pea.”
“Secret agent Bourne has a mission.”
“Oh, I’ll get him.” Manda said and it was quiet on the phone until she yelled as loud as she could for James. It’s amazing that my ear didn’t bleed. “Here he is.”
“Yes Cynthia pea, what’s going on? Manda didn’t say anything except for that I had a mission.” James said into the phone.
“Damn straight you do, the shizz is going down tonight!” I told him.
“What ‘shizz’?” I sighed and rolled my eyes falling back on Danny’s bed.
“Code the-tard-is-going-to-say-something-stupid-and-eff-everything-up is active, this is not a drill. I repeat this is not a drill.” I told him in a language that he would understand since this was the actual code we came up with if Charlie was ever going to say something about his feelings for Vicki.
“Shit.” James muttered. “When?”
“Tonight, at the dinner. Dude, we have to do something and stop his stupidity.” Oh, poor Dougie, poor Vicki, poor me for knowing this because I’ll probably end up in trouble for not saying anything. I’m pretty sure it’s like one of those stupid girl code things that I don’t understand. Like the not being able to date your friend’s ex, they’re an ex not a present so what does it matter? Seriously.
“I agree, I’ll fill Manda in and Jacqui, she’ll probably be able to help. We’ll come up with something, don’t worry.” James told me as he went into overdrive in the thinking; it was easy to tell by his voice that he was trying to work something out.
“Okie dokie, just let me know before we sit down so I can actually know what’s going on. Plus I’m really good at faking appendicitis.” I informed him, James laughed.
“I’ll remember that. Bye Cynthia pea.”
“Bye James pea.” We hung up and I tossed the phone somewhere and just laid there. Tonight was going to be interesting.
We got to the restaurant and were getting seated when James, Cynthia, Manda and Jacqui all huddled together for a moment. I don’t think really anyone paid attention but me and that’s really only because I was trying to ignore the girl who was motioning at me and to her boobs. It was odd and a little disturbing since we were at a nice restaurant, not to mention she was with some bloke who I’m sure is her boyfriend.
“Are you ok man?” Harry asked looking at me and I nodded my head before turning my attention away from the mysterious group in back. In front of me were Charlie and Vicki talking and laughing about something that he just said. I’m so glad that they get on really well; I’d hate it if my girl couldn’t along with my mates.
We were sat down at a long table that was actually about six tables pushed together. Charlie and I sat down on either side of Vicki, Jacqui sat on Charlie’s other side who was sitting next to Matt and he was sitting next to Harry who was of course next to Amy. Lauren was seated next to Amy and across from Harry, Tom was next to her and James was next to him with Manda at his right side. Cynthia was in between her and Danny and wasted no time grabbing a salt shaker.
As the night went on we all talked and laughed, at least three different conversations were going on and all I really wanted to was get Vicki back to my room and into my bed, she looked incredible dressed up but even better without everything on. “Hey Vicki, can I tell you something?” Charlie asked looking at her intently like it was something important, my ears perked up but I kept talking to Danny about the pros and cons of guns that shoot peanuts.
“Sure Charlie what is it?” Vicki asked smiling at him.
“I just wanted—” Charlie was cut off by Jacqui knocking him upside the head with her soup spoon, that’s right. This restaurant was so fancy it had like five different forks, three different spoons and two knives, it’s crazy. I don’t even know what half of them are for, I think we’re just supposed to pick our favorite looking one and eat with it. “Damn it.” Charlie said rubbing the side of his head; Jacqui’s eyes were wide and innocent looking.
“Oh my gosh, Charlie I’m so sorry. There was this bug, it was big and angry. I think it might’ve tried to devour your face.” She told him sounding very concerned but there was just something off about it but I’m just not sure what and I’m not talking about the face-devouring bug.
“It’s no problem Jacqui.” Charlie mumbled before getting sidetracked into a conversation with James and Tom. Cynthia and Manda shared a looked but I’ve noticed they do that a lot and usually something always follows it, I’m never sure if it’s good or bad but once they salted all the doorways and windows in the house. It was definitely something new and it pissed Tom off because apparently he needed salt that night for whatever he was cooking.
Soon Vicki was in a conversation about unicorns with Cynthia and Manda, the three of them were discussing where the secret location of their lair might be. It’s odd because I’ve lived in England all my life and I’ve never once seen a unicorn, I told the girls this and they looked at me.
“It’s because you don’t believe.” Cynthia told me.
“Yeah, you’re a lost cause.” Manda agreed with her.
“But don’t worry Dougie, I love you anyway’s.” Vicki grinned before giving me a kiss. I smiled lovingly back at her, I couldn’t wait to get back to the house.
“Oi, Doug! Did you even hear what I said?” Danny asked trying to get my attention; it turns out Danny’s pretty passionate about guns that shoot peanuts.
“Rock salt shotguns are better, just sayin’.” Cynthia interjected before sipping her drink, Danny stared at her.
“Only if they salt the peanuts.” Danny told her and she shook her head no.
“Poor, poor Danny Jones, you’re going to be haunted by a spirit someday and all you’ll have is your peanut gun and you’re going to be sorry.”
“Because salt, not peanuts, gets rid of spirits, everyone knows that.” Manda told him leaning forward so she could look at Danny.
“I didn’t know that.” Vicki said.
“Me either.” I informed the girls and they just looked at us oddly, like we were aliens or something. All the way to the dessert course Charlie had tried to tell Vicki something but he kept getting interrupted, once more by Jacqui who sore the face-devouring bug was after him, twice by James to get his opinion on whatever he and Tom here talking about, and another time by Manda who told him to guess what number she was thinking. There was definitely something up since every person who had interrupted him was part of the group that was huddled up when we first got here. I was just waiting for Cynthia to stop him to confirm my suspicion but so far, she hadn’t done a thing.
When the dessert arrived Charlie turned to Vicki once again to try to talk to her, I really have no idea what was so wrong with her and Charlie talking but whatever the reason Jacqui, Manda, James and Cynthia wanted to prevent almost any conversation between the two of them. Cynthia had finally done something by actually reaching over the table and shoving a spoonful of her fancy named ice cream into his mouth.
“Isn’t tasty?” She asked him and Danny stared at her confused. “What?” She asked looking at her boyfriend confused as to why he was confused and he just shook his head before kissing her forehead. Charlie had finally gotten smart and decided to talk to Vicki while the girls and James were either distracted or had something in their mouth so they couldn’t speak.
“Yes Charlie?” Vicki replied looking right back at Charlie.
“I have something to tell you.”
“What is it?” Charlie took a deep breath looking down at his plate before back at her, looking straight into her eyes. My eyebrows pulled together slightly. “Charlie?”
“I’m in love with you.” Right at that moment the entire table went dead silent, all eyes were on Charlie. What the fuck.
Vicki had the most amusing and oddly cute secret. Her bathroom alarm was hilarious but I stopped teasing her because I realized she hated it and it was hurtful to her. I don’t see why. She should be happy that she isn’t like everyone else. I guess it’s just the fact that she is embarrassed.
She was so adorable a few day’s after the incident in the studio. We were finally back in London at home and I had woken up to a Vicki-less bed. I walked downstairs and saw her in the kitchen. She was trying to cook something and when she turned around and I saw her face, I couldn’t help but smile. She had flour in her hair and on most of her face.
When she saw me, she blushed and attempted to shrink behind the counter. I love this girl. She keeps me amused and I never know what she is going to do next.
Danny and Cynthia came downstairs not long after I did but didn’t walk in the kitchen. I don’t think I even want to know why they were acting all lovey dovey this morning. Danny is usually the hardest to wake up.
Vicki finally stood up and looked at the mess she had made.
"I was trying to bake a cake." she said, looking embarrassed.
"Um, babe, it’s called instant." I said, holding in my laughter.
"Um, babe, it’s called I want to make something on my own without cheating for once in my life." she replied sarcastically.
I went over to her and hugged her at that moment and instantly felt her relax. My hugs apparently work wonders with her. It’s always a good thing to know this. That way she doesn’t kill Cynthia every time she gets hit with something.
Tom, Harry, Lauren, and Amy chose that moment to walk in.
"AWWWW How sweet!" Lauren and Amy said, causing Vicki to throw flour at them.
Unfortunately, Tom and Harry were standing in the line of fire and they got flour in the face as well.
The look on their faces made Vicki crack up. She has the most unique and amazing laugh ever. I couldn’t help but laugh. Just listening to her laugh made me laugh. It was contagious.
Tom only walked over to the flour and picked some up. Vicki saw this and attempted to run away because she knew she was in for it but she wasn’t fast enough. Danny and Cynthia walked in not long after Tom had thrown the flour back at Vicki and when Cynthia saw Vicki, Tom, Lauren, Harry, and Amy covered in flour, she couldn’t help herself. She started laughing so hard that she had to hold her stomach because of it. Of course, after that, a flour fight erupted causing all of us to end up laughing our asses off. I hadn’t had that much fun in a while.
Today was the start to a most amusing day. It involved a flour fight. It was fun and cleaner than a full out food fight. Of course, it was the start of a very long day full of lots of surprises.
Charlie, James, Matt, Jacqui, and Manda came over around noon to tell us that we had a single at number one. Of course we were ecstatic, so we decided on a group dinner date. It gave us all a chance to take the girls out on a proper date. Yeah the first date we had was a proper date but since that date, the only one that went out on a date was Harry and Amy and I wanted to take Lauren out and I’m sure the other guys wanted to take their girls out. So we made reservations for a formal restaurant.
I didn’t really care if it was formal or not but it was the winner of the vote that we had. We had invited the other guys as well. I kinda felt bad for Charlie. We all had girls and he had no one. He said it wasn’t a big deal though. He said he actually likes someone but hasn’t gotten the nerve to tell her how he feels.
"Well you should tell her dude."
"Yeah, I’m going to tell her tonight." Charlie replied, looking off into the distance as if he was thinking of something.
We had gotten to the restaurant after having to make a deal with the girls. It turns out that they don’t care much for dresses. They were more into converse, band tees, and jeans. We told them that we would owe them after tonight. We then had issues with reporters and paparazzi.
The girls were fine with the cameras this time. I think that after that first time, it got easier for them. Tonight was the start of something amazing. Yeah, that sounded gay. Oh well.
I must not chuck a drumstick at Danny Jones. I must not chuck a drumstick at Danny Jones. I must not chuck a drumstick at Danny Jones. But let me tell you it was very tempting, if he asks one more time if anyone will tell him my secret I’ll—the drumstick flew from my hand and hit Danny in the back of the head.
“Ow!” Danny said clutching the back of his head where the drumstick him and I just picked up another one and started a beat on the drums trying to act like I was completely innocent. The girls were trying to hold back their laughter and so were the boys. Danny turned towards me and I stared down at my drums like if I couldn’t see him, he couldn’t see me. “What’d you do that for?” He asked, so much for him thinking I’m innocent.
“We have a song to record since Vicki’s potty sneezing has stopped; move your bum up on out of here so we can jam epically.” I told him as I stopped the random beat that I had developed. I’ll have to remember to remember it; it’s a pretty awesome beat. Danny started walking out of the room to go where the guys were but stopped next to Vicki. “Keep walking preacher man.” I told him giving him a look.
Danny shook his head and I smiled. As long as we keep recording he can’t ask questions and as long as he can’t ask questions I shall be a happy little camper in a field of sunshine and daisies. The sad news of the day though was when we actually stopped recording for the day; I even pouted and refused to leave my position from behind the drum set.
“Come on Cynthia, we’ll be back soon.” Amy said trying to coax me away from the drums.
“No, I’m in love with an inanimate object; you can never break us apart!” I told her melodramatically and awkwardly hugging the drums.
“Hey, did you know the vending machine down the hall has muffins in it?” Harry asked holding up the plastic wrapped treat talking to really no one but my ear perked up and I looked at Harry.
“Really?” He nodded his head. I immediately let go of my drum set and the sticks as well before running out the door and down the hall with my hand in my pocket trying to get out some change so I could purchase a muffin. No power in the ‘verse can stop me from eating a muffin, not even the drums.
We were staying in a hotel tonight; I personally thought everyone was just pansy about sleeping on the bus again, turns out though that we were staying for some number of days that I didn’t pay close attention to in this town. I was lying on my stomach humming to myself Renegade by Styx and occasionally bursting out with a verse before humming again while I wrote on a piece of paper with some Sharpies. There was a lot of paper in front of me that either had drawings or words written over them, some scratched out, some not but I was currently working on something special. I was very proud of what I was writing to tell you the truth.
“Cynthia?” Danny asked.
“I have a potty dance, when I have to pee and I can’t get to the toilet I start doing a little potty dance like Boo from Monster’s Inc.” I told him not taking my eyes off the paper.
“I have a weird addiction to post-it notes and Sharpies.” I told him as I continued to write telling secrets and odd facts about myself. “I sometimes make circles of salt around my bed before I sleep just for fun.”
“That’s nice, Cynthia?”
“I have a big box of random condoms because I collect them for really no reason.” Danny was silent letting me continue to write in peace before ruining the quiet by talking again.
“You collect condoms?” I nodded crossing out a word with my purple Sharpie. “Anyway’s, Cynthia?” I finally stopped what I was doing when I ended up writing my name instead of what I wanted and I looked up at Danny.
“Yes? What else could you possibly want to know? I’ve told you odd tidbits what else do you want?!” I asked exasperated.
“I was just wondering what you were doing.” He told me and I just stared at him. Really? That’s all he wanted? Huh. “I figured after I was hit with a drumstick for the third time that you didn’t want me to know and if you did, you’d tell me yourself.”
“Oh, well that’s nice.” I said not sure what the hell I was supposed to say to make him forget what I said earlier. “I’m writing.” I said tapping the paper I was writing on with the end of the Sharpie. Danny got down on the floor next to me also lying on his stomach and looked curiously at me.
“What are you writing?” He asked.
“A song.” I told him.
“A song?” I nodded.
“I figure since we’re pretty much a band now we’re going to need more than one song.” I told him and motioned to my paper. “And that’s what this is.”
“Does it have a title yet?” Danny questioned looking down at the paper with my marker scrawl on it. “I have a banana you sick monkey freak.” Danny read and I grinned, he looked up at me from the paper. “That’s the title?”
“Yeah, pretty awesome huh?” I asked, it was definitely a working title but the song wasn’t finished so I needed to name it something.
“It’s very you.” Danny said not confirming or denying the title’s awesomeness. “What’s the song about?” He asked looking back at the paper.
“Well, somewhere on a different piece of paper,” I said rifling through the array of papers I had around me. “Is one version of this song which is about my imaginary goldfish Scooter.”
“You have an imaginary goldfish named Scooter?” I nodded before continuing on with what I was saying before.
“And somewhere around here is a verse about a dinosaur devouring the Jonas Brothers and crushing their souls.” I told him as I stopped searching for the papers since I couldn’t find them, I’d just locate them later. “But now, now I’m working on the chorus and this actually has something to do with bananas.” Danny pulled the paper that was filled with my writing and doodles towards him so he could read it.
“Tom’s afraid of bananas; he thinks they’ll steal his soul, Tom’s afraid of bananas, it’s his kryptonite, it takes a toll.” Danny finished and looked at me while I smiled waiting for his thoughts about the song. But before he said anything he looked back down at the paper rereading it two more times then he looked back up at me. “Tom?” I nodded. “Tom Fletcher?” I nodded again; Danny was silent as he looked back down at the paper before laughing.
“Wait, does laughter mean you like it?” I asked confused. Was laughter usually good when you want to know if what you’ve written is good or not? It took a minute or so for Danny to stop laughing.
“Oi! Tom!” Danny called trying to get Tom’s attention as he leaned to the side propping himself up with one arm as the other hand held my song up in the air as to help grab Tom’s attention.
“What?” He asked replying from across the room where he, Lauren, and Dougie were sitting. Vicki would’ve been there was well but she was taking a shower and I really don’t want to know where or what Amy and Harry were up to.
“Come over here.” Danny said completely ignoring me. I frowned and tackled Danny over onto his back. I sat up straddling Danny while looking down at him unamused by his non-answering.
“You are not showing anyone the damn song Jones.” I told him firmly.
“Cynthia,” Danny started.
“No, don’t all ‘Cynthia’ me. All I asked was a simple question and you won’t answer and you’re ignoring me!” I told him. “You’re not allowed to show that to anyone, it’s copyrighted.”
“I don’t see the little mark.” Danny said being a smart ass so I took my Sharpie and drew a ‘C’ with a circle around it on the paper.
“What now?” I asked raising an eyebrow.
“Please Cynthia, let me show Tom?” He asked with big innocent looking eyes trying to get me change my mind.
“Show me what?” Tom asked now standing over the both of us.
“Nothing.” I said the same time Danny said, “This.” While he held up the paper I had been working on. Tom went to reach for the paper and I glared.
“Touch that Tom Fletcher and you will lose any ability to have kids, pee, or have naked fun time with anyone.” Tom retracted his hand and took a step back. I turned my attention to Danny and stared at him expectantly. Danny stared right back before realization hit him like a speeding train while he was tied to the train tracks.
“I think it’s brilliant.” He told me smiling before leaning up and kissing me on the lips and I smiled into the kiss taking the paper from Danny’s hand and holding it out to Tom who took it carefully while we continued to kiss.
“You do?” I asked when he pulled away from each other.
“I do, you should write one about me.” He grinned and I rolled my eyes before rolling off of him and lying on my back next to him.
“I don’t think bananas are going to steal my soul.” Tom commented as he handed me back the paper.
“That’s beside the point.” I told him.
“Yeah,” Danny grinned. “It’s part of the girls’ new song.”
“You’re making a song about me being afraid of bananas?” Tom asked.
“Isn’t it brilliant?” Danny asked grinning. I think he was more proud of it than I was and I’m the one who wrote its craptasticness.
“I want to take you somewhere.” I whispered into Amy’s ear as we all headed back to the hotel. Amy smiled and looked at me bringing her hand up to my cheek.
“Is that place your bedroom?” She asked me and shook my head no before giving her a quick kiss. “Really now?”
“I want to take you out on a date.” I told her staring into her eyes and getting lost in the depths. Amy was incredible, I was so glad that they didn’t end up going back to America. There was no way I’d be able to get through the tour without thinking about her and wondering what she was doing at least two-hundred and thirty-eight times a day. “So what do you say?” I asked her. Amy pressed her lips softly against mine as she smiled.
“I’d like that.”
“Good.” When we arrived at the hotel Amy and I immediately went to our room and changed our clothes into something nicer than what we had on before. I took her by the hand and we walked down the hall to the elevator. Luckily we had it to ourselves and we had a chance to be connected at the lips the entire way down. I found it a good way to start the date.
We walked through the lobby and down the street hand in hand in a comfortable silence smiling as we went. Not even the paparazzi that were so keen on following us taking pictures could ruin the mood. I was with my girl and that’s all that mattered.
After a fifteen minute walk we made it to the restaurant where I had made reservations earlier, prior to asking Amy if she’d like to come with me. I hoped she’s say yes and she did so there was no reason to cancel the reservation. We were seated in a secluded part of the restaurant and ordered our food within a matter of minutes.
Over eating we talked about almost everything, we laughed a lot and generally just had a good time. I could help but fall more in love with her, not just for how gorgeous she looked but for her personality and mind. It was unique and dazzling.
“Amy.” I said grabbing her attention as she took a sip of her drink.
“Yes Harry?” She asked setting her glass back down on the table. I took in a deep breath sliding my hand into the pocket on my trousers where the box was located. It was something I had meant to give to her before we left on tour and she left for America but I had misplaced it which bummed me.
“I have something for you.” I told her and she slightly tilted her head in curiosity which was adorable in my eyes. “I meant to give it to before I left on tour but that didn’t quite work out.”
“Ok.” Amy said prompting me to continue.
“I wanted to give you something that would remind you of me when you were gone because I know I’d never want to forget about you.” I said pulling the box from my pocket and turning it over carefully in my hands.
“Harry.” Amy smiled saying my name with such emotion that I just wanted to kiss her passionately right there on the table in front of everyone. “I could never forget about you.” I smiled and handed over the box. Amy opened it carefully and gasped taking out the silver necklace that I had gotten her, on it was a dark blue stone. “It’s beautiful.”
“Not as beautiful as you are.” I told her as I got up from my chair and walked over to her side of the table to help her with the necklace. After I closed the clasp I kissed the back of her neck.
“Thank you so much Harry.” Amy said with her smile gracing her lovely face and I couldn’t help but smile as well, there was nothing I wouldn’t do for this girl.
The girls had been staying with McFly while they were on tour. This meant lots of questions from reporters and lots of paparazzi but Vicki, Cynthia, Lauren, and Amy were not going to leave again.
During McFly’s short breaks from performances, the girls would be practicing the instruments of their earlier choices. They were finally getting good enough to play full songs.
The four girls had decided one afternoon that they were going to follow a dream that they had when they were teenagers. They were going to start a band. That decision led them to where they are now.
They were in a studio with the guys and were practicing a song that Matt’s new girlfriend, Jacqui, had written. They were doing great, give or take a few occasional slip ups, when Vicki sneezes. She doesn’t think anything of it because it was just one sneeze. Just then, Danny walks in front of her to help her find the right chord and she sneezes again. Danny starts wiping his face where spit had landed after Vicki sneezed which caused her to attempt to apologize while sneezing and trying to get around him. She forgot, however, that she still had the guitar, which was plugged into the amp. When she went to walk around Danny and to the door that led to the hallway, she got tugged back. She almost fell but thankfully Danny caught her.
"Are you ok?" he asked.
Vicki nodded her head yes, handed Danny the guitar, and quickly ran out of the studio, sneezing the whole way.
A few minutes had passed since Vicki had rushed off, and Cynthia, Lauren, and Amy were trying to keep from laughing. Cynthia’s shoulders were shaking with silent laughter and her face was turning a bright shade of red. Lauren and Amy were covering their mouths and they must have been holding their breath.
The guys just looked at one another before Danny spoke up.
"What the hell was all that about?" he said, causing Cynthia, Lauren, and Amy to break down with laughter. They had to have been laughing for about five minutes when Cynthia had finally regained some sense of composure.
"Vicki will probably kill me for saying this but that was her bathroom alarm." Cynthia replied, causing Lauren and Amy to giggle.
"Yeah, she sneezes when she has to pee." Amy said and she had to force herself not to laugh.
"I always thought it was allergies." Dougie said, smiling at this new found secret.
"Oh, she does have allergies. She also has this sneeze. They are two completely different sneezes." Lauren said, causing everyone to laugh.
Vicki had finally gotten out of the bathroom and was walking back to the studio room when she heard them laughing. She walked to the room quicker than before and went inside. As soon as they saw her, they all stopped laughing. Dougie was the one exception. His face was as red as an apple and his shoulders were shaking with laughter.
Vicki looked around the room at everyone before going over to Cynthia and glaring at her. She knew Cynthia had blabbed her biggest and most embarrassing secret and knew one way to get payback. She got the most sinister grin and glared at Cynthia.
"You wouldn’t dare." Cynthia said, knowing all too well what Vicki was thinking.
"It’s only fair. You told them mine. I only see it fair that I tell them your’s." Vicki replied, causing Danny’s curiosity to rise.
"Tell us what?" he asked, looking from Vicki to Cynthia and back again.
"Nothing." Cynthia said, causing Vicki to smile mischievously and walk over to the guitar that she had been playing earlier.
Cynthia knew that all Vicki wanted to do was get Danny curious. He would be a pain, asking everyone that knew Cynthia if they knew what her secret was. She was right too. Cynthia was getting annoyed already.
Danny and I walked out of the closet both smiling like idiots and into the room where I was going to stay with him only Manda and James were in there, thankfully fully clothed. “Dude, what the hell?” I asked, my legs were sore for standing for so long in a closet and I had my heart set on literally crashing onto the bed.
“Why are you wearing a different shirt?” James asked looking over at Danny and I, I looked down at my shirt.
“You tard, it’s not a different shirt. It’s just inside-out and backwards.” I told him rolling my eyes as I took off my shirt and righted it.
“Did you and Danny have some happy fun time?” Manda asked grinning.
“Nope, it was just gropage.” I told her pulling my head through the neck hole of my shirt and smiling.
“Nice!” Manda and I high fived both smiling like the losers that we were. I pulled back the covers on the bed and snuggled in cuddling up next to Manda. Danny raised a questioning eyebrow that James noticed.
“Don’t even try mate, they do this almost every time they see each other.” James informed him as Manda and I whispered to each other random quotes from Supernatural.
“They cuddle?” Danny asked and James nodded.
“I’m pretty sure Manda has cuddled with Cynthia more than me ever since they met.”
“It’s because you’re not as cool as us.” I told him.
“It’s true.” Manda added nodding her head. “Ready?” She asked looking at me and throwing off the covers.
“Yeah.” I replied and the two of us got out of bed.
“Where are you heading off to?” Danny asked looking at me confused and a little sad that I wasn’t going to stay with him. But really after spending close to twenty minutes in a closet, not counting the minutes where we talked, doing other activities you’d think that’d be sufficient hello and he’d want me to leave him alone for a while. I guess not.
“Since you interrupted us with the strange need to punch my boyfriend we’re going to go throw ice cubes at people from the balcony.” Manda told him grinning not caring that she brought up a shining example of Danny’s stupidity, I freaking love this girl. Too bad I’m not a lesbian otherwise we’d totally get it on!
“Uh, alright then, I’ll see you later?” Danny asked pulling me towards him and wrapping his arms around me in a hug, I love hugs. “You’re not going to run off with Manda now are you?” He asked quietly.
“I was contemplating it.” I told him jokingly but with a serious face. “But then I realized I wasn’t a lesbian, it’s a good thing you’re cute.” I told him giving Danny a quick kiss before heading out of the room with Manda to get more ice since my bucket of it melted.
I walked down the street that was almost completely deserted except for like five really old people who were just walking around like zombies with their umbrellas, they were truthfully creeping me out and it wasn’t even going to rain! The sun was out! But I figured it’s because they’re old and probably losing their minds.
I continued walking down the street looking for Vicki, I needed to find her. I had to find out what was wrong, I had to let her know that I wasn’t mad that she never said goodbye just a little sad. I thought we had meant more to each other but she and the other girls came back so that had to mean something right?
I turned the corner and saw Charlie standing there looking down at a pocket watch he had in his hands. I didn’t know he carried a pocket watch, the things you learn about someone when they don’t know you’re watching. Wait, that makes me sound like a creeper. I sighed and walked up to him, maybe he’s seen Vicki somewhere.
“Hey Charlie.” I said lightly slapping him on the arm trying to get his attention. Charlie turned around and looked at me expectantly.
“Have you seen Vicki anywhere?” I asked hoping that he had an answer. I was starting to get really worried.
“In my bed.” I stared at Charlie dumbfounded.
“In, in your bed?” I asked trying to see if I heard him right. Why the hell would Vicki be in his bed? Charlie nodded. “You’re joking right?” I asked starting to get mad.
“Are you mad?”
“You have no idea.” I told him glaring.
“Don’t worry, you’ll get over it.” Charlie said patting me on the shoulder before walking off across the street. I stood there not knowing what the hell to do now; I really felt like running after Charlie and punch him in the kidney. But instead I felt like I needed to find Vicki, it was something I really had to do.
I walked for a couple more blocks and finally found Vicki sitting on a bench in a nice white dress. I walked up to her and stopped in front of her. “Where’ve you been?”
“Here, I’m so sorry.” She said standing up looking at me with such a sad look.
“Vicki, there’s nothing to be sorry about. I’m in love with you.” I told her with my hands on her shoulders looking into her eyes.
“No, you’re not.” Vicki said starting to cry, I hate it when girls cry. I can’t handle it very well, I feel really bad and I end up trying to do pretty much anything to get them to stop crying.
“I am, I swear.” I said not knowing how to convince her that I was telling the truth. I leaned my forehead against hers with my eyes closed. “I love you Vicki with all my heart, I could never lie about that.”
“If you love me then kiss me.” She whispered and I did. I wasted no time pressing my lips against hers waiting for the spark, the electric shock that goes through my veins every time we kissed but there was nothing. I felt nothing for her. I pulled back. “See? You don’t love me, but I know who you do love.”
“What, what do you mean?” I asked pulling back from her confused. How could she know who I love if I didn’t know myself?
“He thought he loved me but he was wrong, you’re both in love.” Vicki said smiling sadly like she was losing something dear to her.
“Wait. Did you just say ‘he’?” I asked and Vicki walked backwards while letting someone walk up to me. It took me a moment to realize who it was. It was Charlie. “What the hell is going on?” I asked looking between Charlie and Vicki.
“Don’t worry Dougie, sometimes it’s just right.” Vicki said before walking off like she was walking down the aisle in her white dress.
“She’s right Dougie; I’m in love with you.” Charlie confessed walking closer to me invading my personal space but I really didn’t mind, I wanted him closer to me. Charlie stopped mere centimeters away from me and I leaned in closer as did he, our lips so close to each other’s—
“Oh my god I’m gay?!” I said wide-eyed and I shot straight up in bed, the blankets falling off my chest and into my lap. My breathing was heavy and I was freaking out, what kind of dream is that?! It’s more like a nightmare, no, it is a nightmare. I think I’m going insane, I should be committed. “Fuck me.” I mumbled into my hands as I rubbed my face trying to stop thinking about my dream that was creeping the hell out of me.
“Dougie?” Vicki asked groggily as she turned over and looked at me through the dark. I looked down at her wincing; please don’t ask me what’s on my mind. I might have to cut out my tongue or burn out my eyes or something. “Are you ok?” She asked. No! I am not ok, I am apparently dreaming about me being gay. That is as far away from ok as you can get!
“Yeah beautiful, I just have to, um, use the toilet.” I told her giving her a kiss on her forehead before tossing the covers off myself. “Just go back to sleep alright?”
“M’kay, night Dougie.” Vicki said sleepily before turning over and falling back asleep. I pulled on my boxers that were next to the bed and headed out of the room, I needed to clear my head. I stepped out onto the balcony that we had in our room and stared off at the distance as the sun started to rise.
I had found Vicki yesterday and we talked, but not for long, making everything better. I was finally able to see her butterfly tattoos up close and personal. But that was after I was sitting in the hotel room eating the candy from the bar in the room contemplating whether or not I should go after her, I did. And now here I was having some creepy ass dream about being gay.
I’m going insane, there’s really no other way to put it. I was deep in thought when I heard a sliding glass door open; I looked to my left to see the balcony next to mine. I was pretty sure it was the one for Danny and Cynthia’s room. I was right, out walked Cynthia with a blanket wrapped around her and a cup in her hands.
I just stood there silently waiting for her to either go back inside or notice me; I preferred the first option to tell you the truth. Knowing Cynthia she’d have me saying things I didn’t want to talk about and she wouldn’t even do it intentionally. “Oh my sweet lord of the rings!” She said surprised when she finally noticed me. “What the hell are you doing out here?”
“What are you doing out here?” I asked avoiding answering the question and asking one of my own.
“I woke up from this dream where these midgets were possessed by demons so Dean and Sammy Winchester had to come and exercise them with salt. It was an epic battle and then I woke up craving juice.” Cynthia explained and I just stared at her. What the hell did demon possession have to do with juice? “What about you?” She asked laying the blanket over the balcony railing leaning on it with her cup of juice in hand and wearing nothing but the t-shirt she had on yesterday and a pair of Danny’s pajama pants.
“I’m not craving juice.” I told her, Cynthia laughed.
“No, not that what are you doing out here?” She asked tilting her head to one side as she took a sip from her juice. I sighed.
“I had a dream.” I told her but it was definitely nightmare status.
“Ooo, what about?” Cynthia asked intrigued. I looked out over the scenery stalling because for some strange reason that I can’t understand I felt like telling Cynthia about my dream. Maybe she has some weird mind control thing going on.
“Charlie had a thing for Vicki.” I told her and he spit out the juice she was drinking, luckily none of it got on me even though the balconies were pretty close together.
“What?!” She asked wide-eyed in shock.
“That’s not even the worst part.” I told rubbing my face with my hands.
“What was it?” Cynthia questioned taking another sip from her juice.
“I was gay.” And she did another spit take spraying her juice from her mouth.
“What?! Are you finished cause I kind of want to drink this.” She said holding up her cup of juice with a shocked expression on her face. I nodded feeling worse than I did before, maybe telling Cynthia was a bad idea but there was no way I was going to tell Vicki about this because really how would you explain that to your girlfriend? “Hey beautiful, I had this dream where you turned me gay for Charlie, weird isn’t it?” Yeah, that wasn’t going to happen, ever.
It was silent between the two of us with what I said just hanging there in the air before Cynthia spoke up again, this time her juice was finished and she didn’t have any in her mouth to spit out if I shock her again. “Do you think it’s a prophetical dream?” I stared at her pulling my eyes away from the sky. Prophetical, really? That has got to be the worse dream ever and I really hope it’s nothing prophetical.
“No.” I said unsurely.
“Oh,” Cynthia replied before going into thought leaving me just standing there staring at her. Is that really all I get, an ‘oh’? “I have an idea.”
“Mhm, just open your room door and I’ll be right there. I just have to get something first.” She told me before walking back through the sliding glass door and into her room. I sighed and followed suit only instead of getting something I just walked to the room door and opened it. Surprisingly Cynthia was already there, with Danny who was still pretty much asleep. I raised an eyebrow.
“What’s Danny supposed to do?” I asked.
“He’s going to help find out if your dream was prophetical.” She told me smiling; I wasn’t really quite sure how she could be so happy this early in the morning.
“How’s he goin’ to do that?” I questioned wanting to know just what the hell she was up to. Cynthia stepped to the side and pushed the zombie-like Danny closer to the door.
“What?” We both asked at the same time, that instruction got Danny to wake up more. Cynthia rolled her eyes at the both of us. Was she serious?
“Kiss.” Cynthia instructed again like it wasn’t a big deal. “Come on, full on kiss action is the only way you can find out.”
“Find out what?” Danny asked confused scratching his head making his wild bed hair even messier than it was before.
“It’s not all that important right now, if it’s a positive I’ll let you know then.” Cynthia told him a bit slowly so his still sleep ridden brain could understand her.
“I’m not going to kiss Danny.” I told her.
“What, why not? He’s a great kisser.” She informed me and I wrinkled my nose. “Dougie, if there was another way I’d let you take it but this is all we’ve got.” I sighed restraining myself from hitting my head against the door frame.
“How sure are you that this plan is goin’ to work?” I asked Cynthia.
“What?” Danny asked looking at me.
“Pretty sure.” She told me with a nod.
“I’m going to need more than that Cynthia.” I told her.
“Ok, I’m really pretty sure.” She said and Danny looked at her.
“Dan, don’t worry about it.” Cynthia told him smiling while she put her hand up to the side of his face. “Now kiss Dougie, the sooner we get this over with the sooner you can sleep again.” Danny turned to look at me mumbling what I was pretty sure where many cuss words directed at me. I took a deep breath trying not to visibly cringe at the fact that I was about to kiss Danny. Awkwardly we leaned closer to each other. “Remember, full on kiss action.” She told us before covering her eyes; apparently this was awkward for her too.
“I hate you so much right now.” Danny whispered to me before our lips pressed against each other. Oh gag me! I couldn’t take it, I pulled back quickly and spat on the ground before wiping off my lips. Danny did the same only he grabbed Cynthia, who still had her hand over her eyes, and kissed her.
“So I take it it’s over now?” She asked peeking through her fingers after Danny stopped pretty much attacking her mouth with his.
“Definitely.” I told her.
“Well, did you feel any tingles?” She asked looking at me expectantly.
“I felt like I was goin’ to puke.” I informed her and she smiled widely.
“This is great! The dream wasn’t prophetic; you can live out your life happy and straight!” Cynthia said hugging me.
“What the hell are you two talkin’ about?” Danny asked more confused than he was before. Cynthia turned to him.
“Come on; let’s just get you back to bed.” She said pulling Danny back towards their room by the waist band of his boxers. I closed the door to my hotel room and smiled, I wasn’t gay! This is brilliant! I happily walked back into the bed room crawling under the covers next to Vicki and started kissing her neck.
“Dougie?” Vicki asked waking up. I knew the perfect way to celebrate this news of my not being gay. I was going to have another close look at those tattoos.
We had safely gotten inside the hotel and my nervousness went up a few digits. How was I going to talk to Dougie? I hadn’t even said goodbye to him.
Cynthia had decided she was going to stay behind while the rest of us went upstairs. I almost felt like staying with her. Of course, she probably just needed some time to herself. So I decided to go with the rest of the girls.
When we had gotten to the third floor, I started to drag my feet but thank all that is holy in this world, I had Amy and Lauren there with me. I think we were using each other for moral support. Yes, we knew we loved them but we also knew that they weren’t expecting to see us again. I was worried that this was just a summer thing and that I’d walk in and find out that Dougie never really cared about me and that after the summer, he would forget all about me. Yes, totally typical but I only knew guys like that.
Anyway’s, we walked to the room that the guys were in at the moment and before we knocked, the door flew open and a very shocked Tom ran into a very startled Lauren. When Tom and Lauren had finally recovered from the impact and shock, they looked into one another’s eyes before they started smiling.
"You stayed." Tom said, grinning like an idiot. Yep, he loved her.
"Yeah. I couldn’t leave." Lauren said, starting to zone out from the power of Tom’s eyes.
"We couldn’t leave." I corrected her as Amy and I walked past them and into the room just enough to see the shocked faces on the ones that we loved. I avoided looking at Dougie too much.
Not long after, we heard a commotion outside and a minute or so after the commotion had started, Cynthia, Danny, James, and Manda (yes I knew who she was) walked in the room. Manda and James left a few minutes later, after explaining to Danny that James was not trying to take Cynthia from him.
Cynthia dragged Danny into the closet with a bucket of ice cubes. That could not be good. I stood up from the sofa that I was sitting on and started towards the door.
"Where are you going?" Amy asked, worry etched on Lauren’s face as well as her’s.
"Just need some fresh air. Or just gonna walk around. I’ll be fine." I said, before walking out of the room and down the hall.
Tom’s eyes are going to be the end of me. Yes, I zoned. I had no control over it.
I had been sitting with Tom while Danny and Cynthia were in the closet. Vicki had left not long after they had gone in and she hadn’t looked ok. Yes, I do know her and I trust her to not do anything stupid, but Vicki has a tendency to keep to herself when something is bothering her and sometimes it worries me.
I keep telling her that the only way to make things a lot easier to handle is to talk to someone. Cynthia and Amy have agreed with me and Vicki has said she will but she hasn’t kept her word.
Dougie has been quiet since we walked in and I wonder if what’s bothering Vicki has something to do with their relationship. I thought nothing of it though, because they have had a good relationship over the summer and nothing seemed to be wrong. Unless this was about Vicki not saying goodbye to Dougie before they left. He just doesn’t know Vicki well enough yet. I had talked to her that morning and knew she was already feeling like shit. She had told me that going downstairs and saying goodbye to Dougie was not something she could do. Yeah, she loved him and I know it broke her heart when she found out they had to go on tour. Especially that they had to leave a few day’s before we were going to leave.
Tom noticed that I was deep in thought and he nudged me to bring me back to reality.
"You okay?" he whispered so only I could hear him.
"Yeah, just thinking. I need to talk to Vicki or we need to get whatever is going on between Dougie and Vicki out in the open." I whispered back and once Tom heard what I had said, he looked at me for a few seconds before nodding his head in agreement.
Vicki was right, we all loved Dougie too much to leave. Not to mention the other boys as well, though I wasn’t too sure how I up to seeing Danny I was to tell you the truth. Ever since he said those three little words as what seemed like the biggest and stupidest band-aid ever it’s been completely awkward between us. Though I did say goodbye and gave him a kiss on the cheek, which was awkward by the way.
I couldn’t help but miss James and Manda a lot, even though we were in the car heading to the boys’ hotel that they were staying at instead of a plane to America. The hotel was swarming with too many people, ugh I hate people. Well in the sense that I really don’t like it when places are really crowded when they shouldn’t be, like say this hotel and right now. Vicki had contacted McFly’s manager and he was sending someone to escort us in and while she was doing all that fun stuff I was making my own very important call.
“I need you.”
“In your bed?”
“Not today but you and James pea have to get to this hotel and quick.” I told Manda giving her the address we were currently at and then hung up on her not even saying goodbye; cryptic messages are always the best. That’s when some scary looking guy walked towards us and I was ready to sacrifice Amy for the good of the clan, or whatever the hell we are.
“Follow me and stay close.” He told us in a very Vin Diesel sounding voice which is cool but weird since I was now expecting him to look like Vin Diesel but he didn’t, it made me kind of sad. Vin Diesel is the shizz. After what seemed like ten minutes but in actuality it was only eight minutes later we were safely in the lobby and heading towards the elevator.
“Um, I can’t come with you guys.” I said stopping. Vicki, Amy, Lauren and the wannabe Vin Diesel stopped walking as well and turned towards me.
“Cynthia, just because things are off between you and Danny doesn’t mean—” Amy said but I cut her off.
“Oh it’s not that it’s just…” I said trailing off trying to think of something. “I think they just febreezed the couches and I wanted to go sniff them.” Wow, that was a bit of a fail excuse.
“Um, alright then, I guess we’ll meet you up there.”
“Okie dokie.” I grinned and wannabe Vin Diesel gave me their room number before he and the girls started off towards the elevator again but not before Lauren said her thoughts out loud.
“But I thought Cynthia didn’t like the smell of febreeze.”
“Don’t worry about it, she’s probably just nervous.” Vicki said and after that they were out of my hearing range and I was now awkwardly standing in the lobby waiting for the arrival of Manda and James. To pass the time I went over to the stand where they had at least thirty different brochures and I started mixing them up and creating a disaster, it was fun in that this-is-completely-boring sense of the word. Thirteen minutes after I got told off for playing with said brochures and trying to water the fake plants because I thought they needed some water to perk up James and Manda showed up and I was saved.
“James pea, Manda pants!” I practically yelled in joy as I ran across the lobby running into Manda at full speed with us resulting in a hug. I then hugged James officially smiling like an idiot.
“We thought you were supposed to be back in America.” James said as we let each other go and ended the hug.
“Yeah, that plan failed.” I told them.
“Apparently.” Manda commented and I smacked her upside the head. “Jerk.”
“Bitch.” I sighed. “God I’ve missed you.”
“It’s been two days.” James commented.
“Yeah, the longest two days ever!” Manda said like it was the most obvious thing, and it was completely obvious, to us.
“Well I’ll just head up to the room then and say hi to everyone else.” James said and I told him the room number. It didn’t take long for him to leave after that, what stalled him was some kissage with Manda which I totally made gagging sounds during. Manda smacked me upside the head.
“So what now?” She asked turning to me.
“Want to fill up a bucket of ice just for fun and take it up to the room?” I asked her titling my head to the side.
“Yeah!” Manda said excitedly and we were off to find the ice machine after snatching an ice bucket from a maid cart. Giggling we made our way up to the room on the third floor where the boys were staying, I found it ironic and funny. What was great was the fact that the room door wasn’t closed all the way so we were able to get in without a card key because that’d be problematic if it was.
“Hey I a—whoa, what the hell is going on here?!” I asked almost dropping the ice bucket as I stopped dead in the doorway. Across the way pinned to the wall was James and Danny pinning him there with a tight fist aimed at his face. This brought both Danny and James’ attention towards me.
“I’m not going to take this anymore; James is trying to take you.” I stared at Danny completely dumbfounded by what he said, what the hell was he talking about? Take me? Take me where—Oh!
“Um, Dan, I’d like you to meet Manda, James’ love connection female and all around girlfriend.” I said introducing Danny to Manda who I pulled by the sleeve of her shirt into the room bumping me a little; sadly an ice cube couldn’t take the bumping and fell to the carpet, poor guy. It was silent and we were all just standing there awkwardly staring at each other.
“James’ girlfriend?” Danny asked lowering his fist and Manda and I nodded our heads. Danny released his grip on James’ shirt letting him go and unpinning him from the wall.
“Awkward.” Both Manda and I said in a sing-song voice. It was just about as awkward as in Supernatural when the kid asks Dean and Sammy if anyone had seen his parents in Croatoan.
“Hi.” Danny said not really knowing what else to say as he looked at Manda. She waved back at him switching the ice bucket she was caring to one hand.
“Well, how ‘bout those demon possessions?” I asked trying to break the silence in the room, it didn’t really work but Manda ended up giggling. I turned my head towards Manda. “Excuse me as I go talk to my retard.”
“Go right ahead, I’ll go make out with mine.” I nodded as I started forward towards Danny grabbing him by the belt loop and pulling him into a different room, which actually ended up being a half walk-in closet. Not exactly what I was looking for but it’ll do, especially since it had a light in it that I turned on.
“My dear Danny Jones, explain. Everything, now or I start throwing ice cubes.” I said threatening him with frozen water.
“What?” He asked and I threw an ice cube and it bounced off his head. “Ow! What’d you do that for?”
“You’re not explaining, I need answers,” I told him picking up another ice cube. “And if I have to use force I will.”
“But what—” I threw another ice cube at him. “Will you stop that?!” He asked rubbing his head before the next ice cube hit the back of his hand. “I’ll take that as a no.” I threw another while I patiently waited for Danny to start explaining. I had time for I had a lot of ice cubes in my bucket.
“Explain to me Danny what the hell you were doing out there.” I told him.
“I was going to punch James.” He said feeling guilty for what he almost did.
“Why?” I asked picking up an ice cube getting ready to throw it. I had an idea of what he was going to punch James for but I just wanted to be sure before I have to hurt him for his stupidity. Danny mumbled something that I didn’t catch so I threw the ice cube at him.
“What the hell did you do that for? I answered.” He told me which was completely true.
“Yeah but I couldn’t hear you, so speak up Sparky or get hit with ice cubes.” I told him, Danny sighed and ruffled his hair with his hand.
“I thought James was trying to take you from me.” He told me and I rolled my eyes, yeah that was a stupid thought.
“Pish, what a stupid thought you’ve got there Jones. It’s not like its even James anyone has to worry about.” I told him rolling my eyes before quickly shutting my mouth and biting my tongue. Crap, I almost told him about Charlie and his love for Vicki.
“What do you mean?”
“Tortilla?” I asked tilting my head to one side.
“Cynthia—” Danny was cut off by another ice cube thrown at his head.
“I’m asking the questions around here, not you.” I told him. “Is this why you were being such a dick?” I asked really starting to figure this all out.
“Well, yeah, I mean I thought my friend was trying to steal my girl. You would hang out together all the time, share looks among other things.” He confessed and I was trying to see where the ‘Aw that’s sweet’ part comes in but I was still only finding dickishness.
“Dude, a lot of that time I was hanging out with Manda.” I looked down at the ice bucket in my hand before back up at Danny. “You know, the whole jealous boyfriend thing is completely lost on me. I’m not one of those super intuitive people that can pick up emotions from a mile away or even a foot away. You’re going to have to tell me these things otherwise I’ll never know what’s going on in that noggin of yours.”
“Yeah, communication, it’s one of those things that just happen to be important in relationships unless you want to become the couple that hate each other and get into nothing fights over jelly.” I told him thinking about Dane Cook’s story about the nothing fights.
“So next time, tell you what I’m feeling?” Danny asked trying to understand what I was getting at. “So we don’t fight about jelly?”
“Something like that.” I told him with a smile. “Want an ice cube?” I asked holding up an ice cube in front of his face. Danny pushed my hand down and leaned in to kiss me but I brought my hand back up with the melting ice cube in it blocking his way, the frigid water dripping down my arm. “Are you sure you don’t want an ice cube?” I asked him and he took the ice cube from my hand before chucking it at my head. It ended up hitting my head at my hair line and it was actually quite painful.
“Ow, you—” I was cut off by Danny kissing me passionately and I pretty much melted on the inside. “That’s cheating.” I told him pouting after the kiss and he grinned holding my face gently between his hands. “You can’t just hit a girl in the head with an ice cube so you can kiss her, that’s just mean. On the plus side though, I’ve always wanted to make out in a closet.” I finished grinning right back at him.
It had been a long week for everyone in the McFly household. Danny and Cynthia rarely said anything to one another and Vicki had pulled Cynthia aside from everyone else to talk to her. It was two and a half weeks until the end of the summer and the air was getting thicker and everyone was getting quieter. It didn’t take long for everyone to realize what was about to happen.
The guys were about to go on tour. They were actually leaving in the beginning of the last week of summer. The girls were leaving not long after. Everyone was trying to say their goodbyes without actually saying goodbye. Yes, they needed to but they all hoped that something would happen to change everything. They ended up saying them anyway, causing a few of the girls to be walking around like zombies while others stayed away from all human civilization.
Vicki was the worst. She had a bad case of depression growing up and it was better now but she still had days that she just felt like shit. Knowing that this was the end of the best summer of her life, the best part of her life ever in her opinion, only made it worse. She wouldn’t talk to anyone. When the guys left, she came downstairs after they had already gotten on the bus. She stood on the porch, watching them pull away. Her tears betrayed her and she realized she wasn’t the only one.
She looked around her and saw that Cynthia, even though she wasn’t crying yet, was feeling the exact same way that she was. Lauren and Amy were hugging each other and fighting with their emotions as well. They eventually went back inside and dragged their feet going upstairs to pack their things and go back to the hotel.
The guys had said that they could stay there until they had to leave but after they had left, Cynthia, Vicki, Lauren, and Amy knew that they wouldn’t be able to. It already felt empty without the noise of the guys playing video games or just hanging out in the living room.
It had to have been the longest week that they had ever experienced and it seemed like months until the day they were planning on leaving. They had already gotten to the airport and were sitting in silence, watching the people around them. Everyone looked so happy. There were couples walking around, holding hands, kissing. There were families. Kids laughing and running around while their parents told them to not run or to be careful.
The girls had realized that they had grown attached to England. They had gotten used to the weather and the scenery and just about everything about England. They had also fallen in love. They knew that if they left, they would be leaving a big part of themselves here.
Cynthia and Vicki looked at each other in that moment, knowing what the other was thinking.
"We can’t leave!" they said in unison.
"What are we going to do?" Lauren asked while Amy looked from Cynthia to Vicki and back again.
"We have to stay. That much I know. I know that I don’t want to leave England. It feels more like home than I have ever felt anywhere in my life. I know that I love Dougie too much to leave." Vicki said and the girls agreed. They all felt the same way that Vicki did and knew that even if they really should or needed to, they wouldn’t be able to get on the plane.
"What are we going to do?" Lauren asked again, hoping for an answer.
The girls all decided that they were going to find out where the guys would be stopping and try to get there in time.
Vicki, surprisingly, found a mini cooper that she rented, and they all piled in before starting on the journey to their future. They could feel it. People might think that they were just extremely crazy to drive all over chasing a dream. They knew differently. This wasn’t a dream. They knew how the guys felt about them. They knew this was right. They didn’t know how they knew. They just did.
The girls didn’t have that hard of a time finding McFly. They listened to the radio and looked in newspapers. They found out where they would be stopping for a few days.
The girls were worried a bit about fans and photographers. They found the hotel that the guys were at and much to their dismay, the front of the hotel was swamped with fans and photographers. How were they going to get inside without getting injured in some way possible?
The girls drove around a bit before Vicki realized she had a way of getting in touch with McFly’s manager. She had him in her phonebook. Yeah, people could think she was weird but she had him there so when Dougie was in the studio, she could get a message to him.
She texted McFly’s manager, telling him that they had decided they weren’t going to leave and that they wanted to surprise the guys but couldn’t actually get into the hotel. He had texted back, saying that he would send someone to help them get in without too much problems. The girls were getting a bit nervous. What would the guys think?