|Love is like a blosoming flower
Author: Klairey McFairy PM
All grown up fic. new girl joins! new love for tommy!Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Tommy P. - Chapters: 10 - Words: 30,574 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 03-28-05 - Published: 09-14-04 - id: 2056900
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Love like a blossoming flower
By Eric's pink boots
The new girl, the bet and lunchtime
Disclaimer: right I don't own Rugrats or all grown up. I don't own Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare owns that). All I own is CJ, her timby boots, her bands, her top in this chapter and her guitar (you'll know about the guitar later on).
" " do I really need to explain this means speaking?
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On with the stroy
"I hate the spring's dance. I mean why do the guys have to go to all the trouble to ask a girl to the dance" said Tommy as he, Chucky and Phil were walking in the school corridor.
"Yeah totally. I mean girls have been down our necks and it's a month away" said Phil. Suddenly a girl fell into Tommy.
"Oh I'm so sorry" said the girl in a really strong Scottish accent. She had short, straight dyed red hair with large blue-green eyes with naturally long lashes. She was wearing a grey, white pink long sleeved top with a denim skirt with a heart belt. She also wore pink timby style boots and pink and white glittery stripy socks. On her left wrist she wore four bands. Two saying "F.R.O.G", one saying "W.W.J.D" and one saying "P.U.S.H". On her right wrist were a couple of beady bracelets and a sliver watch.
"Its ok!" said Tommy as he blushed. The girl laughed as she blushed. Phil and Chucky noticed this.
"Do you know locker 10 is?" she asked. Tommy looked at the paper.
"Oh you're the new exchange student aren't you? Yeah me, Chuck and Phil will show you" said Tommy.
"Thanks........" started the girl
"Tommy you are..." asked Tommy.
"I'm Clarissa-Jane but just call me CJ" she said as she walked with the three guys. Tommy was trying to stop him self from blushing.
"So what's Scotland like?" asked Chucky.
"Yeah it's cold and rains quiet a lot" said CJ.
"Did you move to get sunshine?" asked Phil.
"No! My mum and dad died in a car crash and my auntie lives her" spoke CJ as she tried to stop her self from crying.
"Oh sorry" said Tommy. CJ forced a smile even though she really wanted to cry.
"It's ok! I'm building a new life here. I just need to have faith and be strong" said CJ. Tommy began to realise there was more to CJ than what met the eye. Beautiful as she was he known she was hiding something. Something that made her beauty shine out. The bell rang for the first class.
"I'll catch you later" said CJ as she went to look for her class. Phil and Chucky exchanged looks of cunning plans.
"She seams nice" said Tommy as he walked to his class. Phil and Chucky followed behind.
CJ walked around the corridor lost. Every door looked the same and every corridor looked long .She felt a hand on her shoulder.
"Hey what are you doing out of class?" asked a voice behind her.
"Sorry I'm lost and I don't know where Mrs Pat-Reidson's class is.... I'm in 9th grade..." said CJ really fast. She realised it was a teacher behind her.
"Wait oh I forgot you're the exchange student from Glasgow, Scotland. I'll take you to your class" said the teacher.
"Thank you" said CJ as she followed the teacher.
'English is so boring' thought Tommy as he jawed as the teacher was being over-dramatic as usual. Suddenly Mr Kenny came into the class with CJ behind her.
"Sorry Mrs Pat-Reidson. You have a new student and I'm sorry she was late as she found her self lost. Her name is CJ Petal. She's an exchange from Scotland" said Mr Kenny.
"Thank you. CJ would you like to introduce yourself to the class?" said Mrs Pat-Reidson. CJ look over the see of faces. She recognised Tommy and Phil.
"Well my name is Clarissa-Jane Petal but I only get called it when I'm in deep trouble most people call me CJ. I'm nearly 16 years old. I was born in Glasgow which is in Scotland and I live with my auntie and I moved about a month ago," said CJ.
"Why don't you live with your mom and dad?" asked a girl who sat next to Phil who had similar features to him only her's were more feminine. Phil nudged into her.
"They died in a car crash when I was on my mid term" said CJ trying not to cry but pain was evident in her face.
"Well hopefully we will begin to know you more. You can sit next to ahh Tommy Pickles" said Mrs Pat-Reidson as she pointed to where Tommy was sitting. CJ waked towards Tommy's desk and sat the one next to him.
"Hey again" said CJ as she smiled. Tommy smiled back.
"Hey" said Tommy.
"Now class this term we will do Romeo and Juliet and it will be a play. Any one interested just now put your hands up" said Mrs Pat-Reidson. CJ was the only person in her class to put up her hand.
"And you will get taught the fight scenes in fencing" said Mrs Pat-Reidson. More guys including Tommy put their hands up.
"Right since we only have one girl. CJ would you like to go Juliet?" asked Mrs Pat-Reidson.
"Yeah sure" said CJ.
"Great. Who would like to be Romeo?" asked Mrs Pat-Reidson. All the guys in the class shot up there hand.
"Looks like the guys like you CJ. Emmm Tommy you're Romeo" said Mrs Pat-Reidson. Some of the girls give CJ evil looks.
"Yes" whispered Tommy thought CJ could hear him. Was this a sign maybe CJ was going to be popular with guys?
After the characters were picked the bell rang.
"Ok class take your books home and learn the lines" said Mrs Pat Reidson. CJ looked at her timetable to see what class she was in. Drama. She could sense that she was going to like it.
"Tommy where's Drama?" asked CJ.
"Who's your teacher?" asked Tommy.
"Mr Wilton" answered CJ. Tommy smiled.
"Just follow me I have him next as well," said Tommy.
"Thanks" smiled CJ as she followed Tommy. A girl grabbed CJ by the shoulder.
"You better not be thinking about your chances with Tommy pickles?" hissed the girl
"What? No! I really wanted to do Juliet because I have read the play before in 8th grade" replied CJ trying to sound brave but clearly was scared.
"Look Scottish cow you leave Tommy alone. He only likes American's. True people" said the girl as she threw CJ into a wall and punched her in the arm hardly causing a bruise but the long sleeved top hide the bruise. CJ noticed Tommy was too far ahead to catch up with.
"Hey you lost" asked a girl behind her. She had the same unique style as CJ only she had pale skin and dark hair.
"Yeah am looking for Mr Wilton's Drama Class" smiled CJ.
"Oh you're CJ! Chucky has been speaking about you! Yeah I'll show you to your class." said the girl.
"Thanks are you his girlfriend?" asked CJ. The girl laughed.
"No I'm his sister. I'm Kimmi Finster," said the girl.
"Oh right! Opps" laughed CJ.
CJ arrived in late and all the class stared at CJ as she tried to get in class without being noticed.
"Ahh miss petal I see you eventually found your class" said the teacher. CJ smiled as she sat in an empty seat near the back. She could sense this teacher wasn't going to like her.
"Right those who are in Mrs Pat-Reidson's English class please practise lines. Who is Romeo and Juliet?" asked Mr Wilton. Tommy and I raised our hands.
"Ahh I see Miss Petal wasn't late picking a role with Mr Pickles. Too bad she can't put it into practise when coming to my class" said Mr Wilton. CJ felt her cheeks going red.
'Teachers aren't allowed to humiliate their pupils' thought CJ.
"Any way you two will be allowed to use another room to practise if you wish" said Mr Wilton.
"Ok" said Tommy. CJ just nodded.
"Ok room 233" said Mr Wilton as he gave Tommy the keys. There were wolf whistles as Tommy and CJ left the class. Tommy opened the door to the room.
"Ok we'll start at the bit at the party?" asked CJ who already had her book at the right page.
"Oh right ok what page?" said Tommy
"20" answered CJ. Tommy turned the pages of his book.
"Ok here goes. If I profane with my unworthy hand This Holy shrine, the gentler sin is this
My lips two blushing pilgrims stand
To smooth that rough touch with a gentle kiss" said Tommy
"Good pilgrim you do wrong you're hand too much
For saints have hands that sinners hands do touch
And palm to palm is holy palmer's kiss. Right when those lines delivered your need to meet my hands like a high five stuck" said CJ.
"Oh right. Have you read this before?" asked Tommy
"7th grade in my old school in Scotland only they call it 1st year of high school" said CJ
"Oh right. You seam to know a lot about it?" said Tommy.
"Yeah I had a very dramatic teacher in 7th grade. Except she was call Miss Campbell. She explained what all the text meant. Like this scene is basically cleaver mature flirting" said CJ.
'Not only is she beautiful and nice. She's smart too' thought Tommy.
"Woh you know a lot!" said Tommy. CJ smiled meekly.
"Only about Romeo and Juliet. Its quiet clever the words he used especially in the fight scenes when Mercutio uses Minstrel as in gay" said CJ.
"Man and I thought he was boring!" said Tommy. CJ giggled a little bit.
"You're not alone! I found it very confusing" CJ laughed. Suddenly the door opened.
"I see you have been practising if you wish I can let you have your lunch 15 minutes early" said Mr Wilton.
"Sure" said Tommy. CJ just nodded.
"Ok you can pack up" said Mr Wilton. Tommy and CJ walked towards the room to get their bags.
"So where's the canteen and can I sit with how ever you sit with?" asked CJ. Tommy felt pleased she asked.
"Yeah you can sit with me and the guys" said Tommy.
"Thanks" smiled CJ.
As Tommy and CJ were talking at the table, Phil and Chucky were talking about them.
"He so likes her. In that way" said Phil.
"I bet he asks her to the dance!" said Chucky
"Course he will but she might turn him down" said Phil
"No way I bet you 2 bucks that she says yes when he asks her" said Chucky
"You're on Chuckster" said Phil as he shook hands.
"What lame bet have you made now?" asked Kimmi who was joined with another girl who looked like a female version of Phil.
"On the new girl" said Phil. The girl looks at CJ and Tommy talking then at Phil
"Phil you have no chance. She's totally into him" said the girl
"No not about me Lil! Besides I got for natural girls not dyed red hair girls except Britney in toxic but she's a natural babe anyway" said Phil.
"What's the bet then?" said Lil.
"That when Tommy asks her to the dance she says no but Chucky here says she will say yes" said Phil.
"Phil Chucky might be right" said Lil.
"Hey guys over here" shouted Tommy.
"We'll soon find out" said Phil. They sat at the same table. CJ put on a nice friendly smile.
"Hi this is Kimmi and Lil. And you already know Chucky and Phil" said Tommy.
"I know Kimmi we kind of meet in the corridor and she showed me to drama when I fell and you went ahead" said CJ.
"Yeah you mistaken me for Chucky's girlfriend" said Kimmi. CJ and Kimmi laughed as Chucky looked a bit freaked out.
"Yeah I have an apology to make. When I shouted out about why you didn't live with your mom and dad" said Lil.
"It's ok. I don't mind people taking about it," said CJ as she swallowed her sandwich trying not to cry.
"So anyone going to the Java lava for the concert?" asked Kimmi.
"When is it" asked Tommy.
"Next Friday, some band named Indigoecho are playing" said Kimmi
"You mean THE Indigoecho?" asked CJ
"Yeah. They're a new band over here" said Kimmi looking puzzled.
"No it's just I've been a Heart and Soul gig in Glasgow and they played at the gig. I was helping out DJing and singing! They are brilliant! I've met the lead singer before and he used to speak at my uncle Rich's work place. Teen Ranch" said CJ.
"You sing and DJ?" asked Kimmi. CJ nodded modestly as she blushed.
"Woh there isn't any girl DJs here in our school. Maybe you could DJ at the dance in a month's time" asked Phil. Chucky could see Phil's plan to get two dollars.
'No my chance to ask her ruined' thought Tommy.
"No I'd rather not I mean it's my first dance here so I want to enjoy it with out worrying about sorting music" said CJ.
'Maybe I now have my chance' thought Tommy.
"You don't have dances in Scotland?" asked Kimmi nearly having a heart attack. CJ shook her head.
"The oldest guys in my school they have a prom/awards ceremony but all we get a discos in night clubs. It was a rubbish night club I went to the last time as it was all neddish" said CJ.
"Neddish? What does that mean?" asked Kimmi confused. So was the rest of the gang.
"Oh it's basically nasty people who wear tracksuits all the time with sports socks over the ends at the bottom, listen to dance music loudly and talk slang (not properly) and plus they vandal and swear a lot" said CJ.
"So a place assoited with thugs?" asked Kimmi shocked. CJ nodded.
"And I'm not a ned so I stuck out. Oh you guys might call them jocks if they are guys but in Scotland Neds can by guys and lassies I mean girls" explained CJ.
"Woh!" said Lil and Kimmi interested.
"What are you dorks up to?" asked a girl with short blonde hair.
"Go away Angelica!" said Tommy
"Make me pickles. Oh who's your new friend dweebs" asked Angelica.
"I'm CJ and if you call my friends dweebs or dorks again I'll make your face every colour of the rainbow without make up got it?" said CJ. Angelica was gob smacked. She left tilting her nose in the air and left.
"Woh you stood up for us in front of Angelica" said Lil.
"She was getting on my nerves calling you guys dorks coz you ain't dorks. You're cool to have originality. No guys in my last school like that about me. I was what you guys call a loner" said CJ.
'No guys liked her? Man they must have been blind and stupid' thought Tommy.
"But you're style is so cool!" said Kimmi. CJ smiled
"Thanks. So is yours" said CJ.
"Any ways are you going?" asked Tommy
"Sure, by Friday I'll know where everything in this town is" said CJ.
"Cool" said Tommy.
"Hey you nearly done? I have to introduce you to Suzie. She's a singer too" said Kimmi. CJ nodded as CJ and Kimmi left the canteen. As they left Tommy day dreamed about her.
"Hey Tomster! If you have a crush on her just ask her to the dance" said Phil. Tommy instantly snapped out.
"What? She's doesn't like me in that way! Besides I only like her in the friends way" said Tommy.
"Yeah sure that's why you were asking wither she was going!" sarcastically replied Chucky.
"Fine I like her that way" snapped Tommy.
"Just ask her out to the dance!" said Phil. Tommy hit his head off the table.
"Look from a girl's pov I'm 99.9 sure she likes you" said Lil.
"There is still 0.01 she won't" said Tommy
"I don't believe Thomas Pickles backing down to show his courage" said Lil.
"I'm not" said Tommy.
"Then ask her to dance" said Lil.
"Fine I will. See ya" said Tommy as he left.Looks like Tommy fancies CJ and CJ likes Tommy but in what way? Will the play increase any feelings? What will the gig be like? Find out in love is like a blossoming flower