|I'll Always Be There
Author: NovMists PM
Sequel to I've got your back. When Josh gets a letter for a summer program in Europe Drake is not happy. With Josh gone in Europe Drake comes across his worst fears and has to face them alone, while Josh uncovers secrets that should have remained secrets.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 34,099 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 06-11-07 - Published: 05-09-06 - Status: Complete - id: 2931832
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Summary: Sequel to I've got your back. When Josh gets a letter for a summer program in Europe Drake is anything but happy. With Josh gone in Europe Drake comes across his worst fears and has to face them alone, while Josh uncovers secrets that should have remained secrets...Europe isn't all it's cracked up to be and Laura Patterson is up to no good. With Josh gone, Drake is more vulnerable than he realizes...and trouble is on it's way. When Drake needs his brother most Josh is an ocean away. Can the two brothers still stay strong or will the bonds of brotherhood fall apart and doom them both?
I strongly suggest you read I've Got Your Back before reading this fic! Right here is the long awaited sequel I am SO sorry it took SO long! but here it is :)
Based three months after I've got your back.
"NO." It was a beautiful sunny day and Josh was working. He was in the usual uniform and he was staring at his sister Chrissy in annoyance. She had dyed her hair back to red and her blue eyes were narrowed at Josh.
"Chrissy I am not letting you into the movies for free!"Josh said. Chrissy grunted. "Now if you can't pay leave there is a line behind you."said Josh. Chrissy's eyes narrowed.
"If you don't let me through you will never see the light of day again."Chrissy hissed.
"It's not gonna work this time! You can't scare me anymore Chrissy."said Josh crossing his arms.
"I bought you that camcorder. You owe me."Chrissy said leaning over the counter towards him.
"NO!"said Josh. Chrissy jumped over the counter and put him in a headlock.
"OKAY OKAY!"Josh yelled. Chrissy smiled and grabbed some popcorn entering the other room. Josh grudgingly put his money into the cash register for her. Drake walked over.
"Any chance you will pay for me?"said Drake.
"JOSH!"said a voice. Helen had appeared. "Did you just let that red headed floozy in for free?"said Helen.
"Well you see- uh- well Helen I paid for her so that's alright."said Josh.
"Josh you just can't start paying for customers! Than you wont have any money in your pocket! Now haven't I taught you anything?"Helen said placing her hands on her hips.
"It wont happen again ma'am."said Josh.
"Drake! How are you doing?"said Helen giving Drake a hug.
"Hi Helen! I came to see a movie but I'm broke..."said Drake looking at the ground.
"Josh! You let this fine boy in and pay for him will you?"said Helen. Josh's eyes narrowed and he grudgingly placed some of his own money into the cash register. Drake smiled warmly.
"Thanks."he said and walked in. A tall biker man walked over. "You gonna do that for me and my girlfriend too?"he said.
"No!"said Josh. The man cracked his knuckles. Josh squeaked.
"Okay!"he said once more placing his money in the cash register. The biker man and a blonde girl walked in. Josh looked up to see a whole line of people all giving him looks.
"You gonna pay for us too?"one of the people cried.
"yeah! He should!"
"It's not fair!"cried another.
"Aw jeez."said Josh opening his wallet.
I'll Always Be There.
Drake grabbed the book out of Josh's hand. "What's this- a diary?"said Drake laughing.
"No."Josh said, "It's a journal. Now give it back."said Josh.
"No way man. This is gold."said Drake flipping through the pages. He got bored quickly and tossed it on Josh's bed. "Lets go play around with that camcorder Chrissy got us."said Drake. The two went down the stairs searching for the camcorder. To their dismay they found Megan holding it.
"Hello Boobs."she said.
"Megan."said Josh narrowing his eyes.
"Give us the camcorder."said Drake.
"Why did you get a camcorder anyway? I mean we already have one."said Megan observing the camera.
"Well see this is OUR Camera which means YOU can't touch it!"said Drake grabbing it out of Megan's hand. Megan shot him a dark look.
"Where did you boobs get money for it anyway?"asked Megan.
"Chrissy bought it for us."said Josh.
"Yeah. As a gift. Which means she's a nicer sister than you!"said Josh.
"Oh really? Where did Chrissy get the money? She doesn't work."said Megan. Drake and Josh exchanged looks. They hadn't thought about that.
"She probably has been saving for a while or something."said Josh.
"Alright than why does your camcorder say property of Kelly Hafer?"asked Megan. Drake's eyes widened.
"It- it does not!"said Drake looking at the bottom. It bright letters it said Property of Kelly Hafer.
"Oh man! Chrissy stole it!"said Drake pacing. "And she didn't just steal it from anyone she stole it from my teachers daughter! If Mrs.Hafer finds out I have it I'll have summer school- and summer is only a week away!"cried Drake.
"Calm down. Just say you found it at school and you'd like to return it!"said Josh.
"Good idea! Your coming with me!"said Drake and the two left. Megan laughed softly to herself.
"Those boobs will believe anything."she said taking a permanent marker out of her pocket.
Drake knocked loudly on the Hafer's door. The door opened and Mrs.Hafer opened the door. "Why Josh! Isn't this a pleasant surprise."Mrs.Hafer said with a smile than she looked at Drake and a frown crept on her face.
"I hate you Drake."she said.
"I know."sighed Drake. She looked at Josh than back at Drake.
"Um we found this at school and it has Kelly's name on it."said Josh taking the camera out of Drake's hand and he gave it to Mrs.Hafer. Mrs.Hafer observed it.
"Alright than I'll give it to her. I don't remember Kelly ever having a camcorder..."she muttered and said goodbye to Josh, told Drake she hated him and closed the door.
"Few. No summer school."said Drake and they walked back to the house. They found Chrissy and Megan sitting together on the couch.
"You gave us a stolen camcorder!"cried Josh. Chrissy blinked.
"Well I don't know how you found that out but hey it was only from a yard sale."said Chrissy.
"A yard sale? But-but this camera had my teacher's daughter's name on it!"said Drake. Megan smiled and waved a permanent marker in the air.
"You may be right boobs. Chrissy is nicer."said Megan with a laugh. Josh scowled.
"Josh this came in the mail for you."said Audrey said handing Josh a letter.
"Who's it from?"asked Drake sitting on the couch. Josh opened it.
"I don't believe it!"Josh cried.
"What?"asked Drake looking mildly interested.
"I've been excepted for a summer program- all expenses paid!"cried Josh.
"Oh goody."said Drake with a roll of his eyes.
"I will be going to Cambridge college in England. There I will take four courses for eight weeks with kids my age who also got the privilege of going to the summer program."said Josh reading the letter.
"Your not seriously thinking about going are you?"demanded Drake.
"All expenses paid. And it'd make you look really good for college."said Audrey looking thoughtful. She looked at Walter.
"If you want to son."said Walter. Josh smiled.
"I'm going to Europe!"Josh cried happily.
"Wait wait wait-what about the plans we had Josh!"cried Drake standing up.
"I wont be gone the whole summer only the first eight weeks..."said Josh.
"That's almost the whole summer! What about all the stuff we planned? Camping, building a killer robot, and all that other stuff!"cried Drake.
"Drake. We can still do that stuff when I get back- but this is an offer I can't refuse!"said Josh.
"You want to go to school during the summer?"cried Drake throwing his hands up in the air. Chrissy's eyes traveled from Drake to Josh a small smile tugged at her lips.
"I think it's a wonderful idea Josh."she said with a smile.
"If she thinks it's a good idea you know it's a bad one!"said Drake.
"Well you do have a point there..."Josh muttered.
"Josh. This is a great opportunity. All expenses paid to take college classes and only for eight weeks."said Audrey.
"But...Josh...your my brother. You can't leave me here all alone."Drake said. Josh looked at Drake.
"Oh Drake! You'll get over it!"Chrissy said. Drake scowled.
"Josh! You can't go! You just can't!"cried Drake shooting Josh a pleading look. He did his best puppy dog look, his big brown eyes getting large, and he tucked out his lower lip.
"Drake...I'll be back in eight weeks."Josh said. Drake crossed his arms and sat on the couch. "You should be happy for me."Josh said quietly.
"Yeah, well you shouldn't leave me. Some brother you are."Drake muttered.
"You won't even notice I'm gone! With all the girls that will be all over you."said Josh smiling trying to lighten his brother up but Drake just merely sighed.
"Whatever man."he said. Josh frowned and sighed. Audrey took the letter reading it and began signing papers so Josh would be able to go.
"You gone for a whole summer? Only one boob to deal with? It's a dream come true!"cried Megan. Drake scowled.
"What's Creature going to say?"asked Drake. The door opened and Mindy walked in. "Speaking of the devil!"said Drake. Mindy was carrying a large funeral reef.
"Who died?"asked Chrissy.
"This is in memory of Drake's GPA."said Mindy handing Drake the reef. Drake glared at her darkly.
"And my names not Creature- oh- you don't know what a GPA is do you? It's short for your Grade Point Average. I think what ever small GPA you have now will sink to an unimaginable degree after finals next week."said Mindy smiling sweetly. Drake glared darkly.
"I like this girl."said Chrissy.
"You would."Drake muttered.
"uh...Mindy I have to tell you something."said Josh nervously. He didn't know how to brake it to her, that he would be gone for eight weeks. He just hoped she would hold strong and would stay loyal, and wouldn't miss him to much and...god he was going to miss her.