Author: Jiggly Wess PM
Four Heelers set off on a roadcamping trip for the long weekend...what will happen? WOO ALMOST COMPLETE 2nd LAST CHAPTER IS UP!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 22,946 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 05-06-08 - Published: 08-16-05 - id: 2538220
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Hey guys just doing a fic challenge, because im board, meant to be doing assignments but that's not happening. The fic can be as long or as short as you want and can include the following:
1. Red nail polish
2. Road trip and or camping trip
3. AA & SJ go as friends and either one or both come back as a couple
4. The lines "but if you wish to see me naked" "will it come true" "in a flash" (taken from The Alice)
5. Shooting stars
6. Swimming in a river/dam/lake/beach - your choice
7. Jonesy reading the dictionary
8. Reference to the Sydney Swans
9. What they all thought of each other when the 1st meant
10. Alex and Jonesy putting up a tent (well Alex thinking he knows how to put up a tent)
good luck and looking forward to reading any if anyone actually goes ahead with the challenge
Title: Road Trip!
Author: Jess...with help from my little friend Owen! (He's a classic!)
Disclaimer: Hmm... I don't own anything. Not even Jelly Stone Park (As if you don't know where that's from!)
Summary: Four Heelers set off on a camping trip...what will happen?
Dedication: To Blaire, Ky, Nat, Bell and Stace. You guys rock!
AN: Ok so this is going to be a very crappy fic...I am writing it early in the morning and my brain isn't working properly but let's hope you like it anyways!
"Hey pass the popcorn." Susie hit Alex on the arm lightly to get his attention.
"What?" He was really engrossed in the game of football. The four of them (Susie, Jonesy, Alex and Amy) were all at Susie's place watching the Friday night football game. Alex was sitting on a chair with Amy on the floor with her head leaning on his knees, Susie and Jonesy were sitting next to each other on the couch, and Susie had her feet on Jonesy's lap.
"Popcorn." She pointed to the bowl that was sitting beside him on the table.
"Oh right." He picked up the bowl and handed it to her, not once taking his eyes of the screen.
The game was in its final seconds and the scores were even. The Swans were in possession of the ball and they had little to no seconds left to score at least a point to win the game.
"Come on O'Keefe kick the ball." Jonesy shouted.
"Don't let them win!" Susie called back. They were both going for opposing teams.
"He's going for it!" Alex was staring at the TV. "Come on, go through the posts."
"Yes he missed!" Susie cried.
"There goes the siren. It's a draw." Amy sighed. "Swans needed that win...there's no way they're in the finals this year."
"Well it's all over here at the Telstra Dome..." Susie sat up and switched the TV off.
"So what are we going to do now?" Alex asked.
"Well I found an old game of scrabble in one of the boxes I unpacked. Not sure where it came from though...we could give that a shot?" Susie suggested.
"Why the hell not. I haven't played scrabble in years!" Jonesy agreed.
"Me either." Alex replied. "The last time I played was in high school with the exchange students."
"I remember that. They kicked your ass and they hadn't even been in Australia for more than two months."
"You're kidding me? Alex lost a game of scrabble to people that don't even speak English?" Amy laughed.
"Yup." Jonesy smirked.
"You're never going to let me forget that are you?"
"No way man." Jonesy couldn't stop laughing.
"Well I'll go get the game shall I and we can see how much Alex hasn't improved." Susie laughed and stood up. She left the room, leaving Amy and Jonesy to pay Alex out some more, then returned a few minutes later with the game. She placed it on the coffee table and they all gathered around.
"Ok so...who goes first?" Susie asked after they had collected their letters.
"I think it's fair that we let Alex go first, seeing as he's going to lose the game anyway." Amy laughed.
"You just wait. I'll kick all of your butts, then we'll se who's laughing." He growled. Then he placed his first word down. "F-A-T-U-O-U-S, Fatuous." He smirked as he finished placing the letters on the board.
"Wow. Way to go Lex!" Amy cried.
"Ok so, the word is worth 10 points, 11 including the double letter bonus, plus I get an extra 50 points for using all seven of my letters up in one turn. So that...was worth 61 points." He said proudly.
"No way!" Jonesy objected. "Fatuous isn't even a word."
"I think you'll find it is. Look it up if you don't believe me."
"Ok fine I will. Where's the dictionary?" Jonesy wanted to prove Alex wrong.
"Here." Susie handed it to Jonesy and rolled her eyes.
"What?" Jonesy asked.
"Nothing. I didn't say anything."
"No, but you rolled your eyes."
"So. There's nothing wrong with that, just like there's nothing wrong with checking a word in the dictionary. But I can tell you what it means if you really want to know. Save you having to look it up."
"It's not a word." He replied stubbornly.
"I bet it is." Alex smirked; he couldn't wait to see the look on Jonesy's face when he was proved right.
"It's not in here." Jonesy proclaimed and he put the dictionary down.
"Ah I think you'll find it is." Susie picked up the dictionary, opened it and found the right page, then handed it to Jonesy and pointed out the word.
"Well go on, read it out."
"Fatuous, Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish." Jonesy read out.
"Told you so. Told you so!" Alex sang.
"So I see you've been practicing." Jonesy closed the dictionary. "So what. I bet I can beat that." He looked down at his letters and rubbed his chin in thought.
"Ah huh!" He picked up four letters and arranged them on the board. "Forkiest. That earns me...fifty-one points. Plus the fifty points for using up all 7 of my letters. That's one hundred and one points."
"You've got to be cheating. There is no way that's possible."
"Is too." Jonesy retorted. "And I did it so ner!" He poked his tongue out.
"Ok guys now you're just being stupid." Amy butted in to stop them but Jonesy lunged at Alex and the two of them started 'play fighting'.
"So much for a quiet game of scrabble." Susie laughed.
"I think they're just putting on a show to impress us." Amy laughed.
"It's not working." Susie replied with a yawn. "Anyway I'm off to bed. Night."
"But we haven't finished the game." The boys stopped fighting and stood up.
"It looks as though you two have had enough, and with scores like that, how are Amy and me supposed to keep up?" She laughed. " Besides we all need to get some sleep. We have to get up early tomorrow morning remember?" Susie reminded them.
"Oh yeah. We're going camping tomorrow aren't we?" Alex groaned.
"Hey it's going to be fun. You wait and see. We'll have lots of fun right Ames?"
"Sure will." Amy replied.
"Night." Susie turned around. "Oh and, don't make too much noise fighting over the couch, I do actually want to get to sleep tonight." She laughed and walked into her room, Amy went into the spare room, leaving the two boys in the lounge to fight over the couch.
Susie awoke to the sound of her alarm at 5.30 the next morning. She sat up and yawned. She got out of bed and walked out to the kitchen; on the way she noticed that the boys were still asleep in the lounge. Alex had obviously won the fight because he was strewn across the couch with one arm hovering about an inch from the floor and the other cuddling a pillow. Jonesy however was lying on the floor, curled up in a ball, cuddled up to a pillow with a somewhat familiar grin on his face. Susie smiled and shook her head, then moved on to the kitchen. She turned the coffee percolator on and then made her way to the bathroom to shower.
When she emerged from the bathroom, she noticed that Amy was now awake and was waiting to use the shower.
"Morning." Susie smiled.
"Morning." Amy smiled back.
"Boys still asleep?"
"Yeah. I wonder what Jonesy's dreaming about? The look on his face is kind of scary." Amy laughed.
"Oh trust me, I know what he's dreaming about...and it's not clean enough to talk about."
"How do you know that?"
"Well we were in the locker room one night when we were on Graveyard shift, and he had the same silly grin on his face." Susie whispered.
"Susie!" Amy raised her eyebrows. "You didn't?"
"Well not quite. If the boss hadn't interrupted then we would have."
"Well then..." Amy laughed. "I bet, after this camping trip, neither of you will be able to keep your hands off each other."
"Yeah right, I don't think he's forgiven me for the whole Jason thing yet."
"Trust me...he has." Amy informed her. "Now if you'll excuse me I want to take a shower before those two get in and use all the hot water."
"Right. I'll go wake them up shall I."
"Good luck." Amy smiled and closed the bathroom door.
An hour later the four of them were sitting in the car in Susie's driveway.
"Are you sure you packed everything?" Susie asked, just making sure.
"For the fourth time YES I did pack everything."
"Even the matches?"
"Yes, even the matches." This time it was Jonesy's turn to roll his eyes at Susie.
"Good. Let's get going then." She turned the car on. It was still dark so she turned on the headlights.
"Look out woods, here we come." Alex smiled as they drove along the street, towards their destination.
"Are we there yet?" Alex asked three hours later. Amy had fallen asleep, as had Jonesy.
"No Alex we're not. Now be quiet so I can concentrate on the road.
"When are we stopping for breakfast?"
"When we get to the first roadhouse." Susie replied.
"How ling will that be?"
"However long it takes. Now shut up! God it's like taking a 5 year old on a road trip." Susie laughed.
"Hey I'm not that bad."
"You wouldn't be if you would shut up. Now why don't you go to sleep like the others?"
"I'm not sleepy."
"Sure. Now you're not. When I tried to wake you up you were dead to the world."
"It's not my fault. That couch was so comfy I couldn't help but sleep." He replied.
"How did you end up on the couch anyway?"
"Oh...it was a...guy thing." He replied, obviously not wanting to tell Susie what happened.
"Oh. Well fair enough." Susie yawned.
"Hey, how about we pull over, I'll take over the driving for a while and you can get some sleep?" Alex suggested.
"Nah I'm right. Thanks anyway."
"Come on. You look tired."
"Well I guess it wouldn't hurt." She slowly pulled the car over and her and Alex swapped places. "Do you know where you're going?"
"Course I do. I'm not stupid."
"Right. Well...(Yawn) I'm going to just sit here for a while and (Yawn) keep an eyes on (Yawn) you." She only just finished her sentence before she drifted off to sleep.
400 KM and several rest stops later Amy pulled the car into the national park. She turned her head and looked around. Alex was wide-awake and sitting next to her and Susie and Jonesy were cuddled up in each other's arms on the back seat, fast asleep.
"Look at them would you?" She smiled.
"I bet you by those two won't be able to last this week without getting together."
"They wont even make it through the first night." Amy laughed.
"I think you might be right." Alex agreed. "Well let's get this place set up then shall we." He suggested.
"Yeah. But first we've got to wake those two up."
"Not a problem." Alex got out of the car and slammed his door. He saw Susie Jump and opened her eyes.
"What's going on?" She asked groggily.
"We're here." Alex replied.
"You slept most of the way." Amy told her. That was when Susie noticed Jonesy was still asleep in her lap.
"Jonesy!" She shook him. "Oi wake up!" She yelled in his ear. He sat up abruptly and bumped heads with Susie.
"Ouch. What was that for?" He rubbed his ear and his head at the same time.
"We're here. You need to help unload the car." Alex told him. Susie climbed out of the car and stretched.
"Let's get moving. We want to have this place set up before dark." She snapped into action and opened the back of the car.
"Surely it wont take that long to set up." Jonesy said.
"You just wait and see. We have to unload the car, set up the tents, collect wood for the fire, then we have to cook dinner as well." Susie replied.
"Setting up a tent is easy. I could do it in my sleep." Alex bragged.
"Ah...have you even seen this tent yet?" Susie looked at him questionably.
"Well no... But surely it cant be that hard."
"If that's the way you feel then fine. You and Jonesy can set up the tents whilst Amy and I collect firewood."
"Sounds fair to me." Amy agreed.
"Right then. Let's get this car unloaded."
They worked together to unload the car and place everything in a pile on the ground at their campsite.
"Right. Now that's done, Amy and I will go find some firewood. Good luck putting the tent up guys." Susie and Amy headed off into the woods.
"Try not to get lost girls. We don't want to have to come and rescue you." Alex called after them.
Susie just rolled her eyes and ignored him.
"Ok so…how do we do this?" Alex asked, looking at the bag the tent was in.
"I don't know. You're the supposed expert." Jonesy replied. "You figure it out."
Alex pulled the tent out of the bag and laid it across the ground.
"Man that's one big tent. Anyone would think there were 10 of us, not four."
"It is rather big. Are you sure you know what you're doing?"
"Course. I used to pitch tents all the time when we went camping."
"We're in trouble." Jonesy sighed.
"You think I cant do it? I don't see you doing anything to help."
"For started you could try reading the directions!" Jonesy pointed to the piece of paper sitting on the ground.
"Oh. I knew that...I was just testing you."
"Sure you were." Jonesy watched as Alex read the instructions then started attaching poles to each other poles.
"Right well…it says insert pole A into slot F. which one is pole A and where is slot F?" Alex looked to Jonesy for help.
"Look its just common sense really. You just thread the poles through the loops on the top of the tent. Like so." He picked up a pole and showed Alex what to do.
"Ah. I knew that."
"Sure you did. Here, I'll go inside and hold the tent up, you put the poles into the holes in the corners." Jonesy proceeded to the kipper, and then crawled into the tent. He found the centre and held it up, as Alex started putting the poles in.
Meanwhile on the edge of the campsite, hidden behind a bush Amy and Susie couldn't hold in their giggles.
"They have no idea." Amy laughed.
"It's like watching a couple of 5 year olds. One of them is going to end up hurt."
"It looks like Jonesy already is." Amy watched as the pole slipped out of Alex's hand. The tent collapsed on Jonesy and he started panicking.
"Alex what did you do?" He shouted. "Get me out of here."
"Should we give them a hand?" Amy asked.
"Give me a minute." Susie pulled out the digital video camera and turned it on. She faced it at the boys and taped them attempting to put up a tent.
"What are you doing Suse? We said no cameras."
"Yeah well, I know the boys were bound to get themselves into some sort of trouble, besides, what they don't know wont hurt them." She laughed.
"You've got a point."
"Wait until the others see this. The boys are never living this down." Susie turned off the camera and then her and Amy walked out from behind the bush.
"Need a hand?" Susie asked.
"We're fine thanks." Alex replied, a little startled the girls had crept up on him.
"Suse, Amy? Help please. Get him away from me, he's going to hurt me." Jonesy pleaded from the inside of the tent, where he was still stuck.
"Hold on Jonesy. Don't move. We'll get you out." Susie smiled and with the help of Amy, they put the tent together properly. Susie walked towards the entrance and held it open for Jonesy. He jumped out and gasped for air.
"Thank you." He wrapped Susie in a hug. "Mate I am never trusting you to put up a tent…ever again." He said as he sunk down on a nearby tree branch.
Ok so that's what I've got so far. Let me know what you think…n thanks to everyone for giving me ideas...you all deserve credit for this fic!