|On The Road
Author: spikeyhairgood PM
Sequel to You and I, Both. One last thing before going to college: take a road trip with three couples in the car. A car filled with tension, unsolved problems, and some serious attractions. Weeks together in these circumstances... Oh Boy.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,777 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 05-23-07 - Published: 03-29-07 - id: 3465851
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Disclaimer: Don't own anything except Shane and Jordyn.
A/N: It has been a while since I've updated, but I'm kinda confused to if people even like this. People read, but with no reviews, I don't know if you guys are interested in what's going on. Anyway, hope you like the chapter; it starts to get into to some of the bad blood that was in the car for the first chapter. Enjoy.
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"Em," Sam whispered, his hand resting upon Emily's knee, as her eyes slowly opened, confused to the night time surrounding her. She swore that it was day time when she fell asleep. She also could've sworn that the time was around six when she fell asleep, and they left the house. Blinking to make sure, her eyes grew wide at eight-fifteen. "Come on," Sam's voice caught her attention, and he directed outside.
Emily nodded, yawning, and turning a little to see Derek sleeping against the window on the right side of the car, and Jordyn leaning against the left side of the car, head against the chair, and legs on top of Derek's. She stared at the two; Derek's mouth slightly opened, and Jordyn's hood bunching her hair towards her face.
Emily sighed, before shaking Derek's knee. He woke up, slightly angry, which turned to confusion, "Come on, we're stepping outside. Bathroom break and stuff."
Derek nodded slowly, trying his best to comprehend what Emily was saying. He looked outside the window, the lights above from the gas station to be the only source of light. Confused, he looked around, the night sky peering down on them, and a slit of the sunset leaving in the sky. He looked at Jordyn, and put his hand on her knee. With that, Emily turned away, walking out of the van and to Sam, standing in front of the store.
Derek slipped his fingers inside Jordyn's hand, and shook it lightly, whispering her name. Her eyes flickered open, and her eyebrows furrowed. She moaned, and stretched, looking out the window. "Come on, let's get some air," Derek said, as she lifted her feet off him, letting him get out first.
Stepping out, wincing from the bright lights, Jordyn saw Emily staring at her, and gave a small smile. Quickly, Emily looked away, and Jordyn sighed. "I think Emily is really mad at me." Jordyn mumbled, a feeling in her gut yelling that Emily definitely was. Ever since the senior class picnic, Emily had been sending some type of uncomfortable vibe towards Jordyn. She has a slight idea on what it was about, but wasn't quite sure if she was right.
"Not really mad," Derek said, tilting his head to the side, and Jordyn looked up at him.
"Wait, she is really mad?" Jordyn asked, and Derek's eyes grew wide.
"Uh… well," Derek grumbled. "Kind of?" Jordyn face dropped in disappointment. "You didn't know?"
"No," Jordyn turned to look at Emily. "I thought she was, but I wasn't sure. She's just been giving me a really weird vibe." Derek smiled awkwardly at her, "Derek, what do you know?"
"Eh, well…" Derek started, trying his best to remember the exact conversation so no un-necessary drama would come from this. Derek turned in circles, with a drink in his hands, looking for the black hair, and red shirt that Jordyn had that day. He cocked an eyebrow, seeing her sitting next to Sam, looking as if she was comforting him, "Hm." Derek said, to himself, seeing Emily at the corner of his eye. He walked over, sitting next to her, and asked, "You okay?" Emily sighed, "I don't know. Sam and I just had a fight. It wasn't a Casey and Sam fight either. It was stupid, though. I'm sure we'll fix it." "Yeah," Derek nodded. He wasn't much comfort, because he wasn't much good at it. Derek glanced at Emily, taking a double take at her, when he noticed where her gaze was focused on. Looking forward, he could see Sam laugh, and Jordyn smile in accomplishment. "What's-" Derek stammered, knowing what Emily was thinking, "She's just trying to make him feel better, Emily. It's nothing." Emily gave Derek a look, "Derek, if I was a guy, I would like Jordyn. If she's making him laugh, or making him feel better, it's not just going to mean nothing to Sam." Derek shook his head, "Sam's my best friend, and he likes you a lot, okay? I know this. Nothing's going on there except a friend trying to make her friend feel better." Derek pulled Emily up, by her hand, "Now go make up." Emily nodded as slowly as she was walking, towards Jordyn, who saw her, smiled and automatically stood up. Jordyn's smile faded, with the credulous look on Emily's face, and Derek saw her mumble something about leaving them alone.
"She's really mad about that?"Jordyn asked confused. She wasn't used to girl drama, and the reasons they happened.
Derek shrugged, "I don't know, man. Girls are weird."
Jordyn pouted, "I hate girl drama."
"Well fix it," Derek said, looking down, as Emily and Sam walked towards them. "Like right now. Hey, Em. Bye, Em. Sam, come on," Derek said quickly, grabbing Sam's arm, and pulling him in the other direction.
Watching Derek buzz by her, Emily's head followed in the direction. She bit her lip, afraid of the conversation that would be coming, and was now inevitable. She turned around slowly to see Derek looking at her shoes, biting her bottom lip from discomfort.
Jordyn glanced up, and mumbled, "Em, can we talk?" Emily nodded slowly in response.
"So, I kind of feel like you don't like me lately? I've noticed it for a week now, and I didn't want to bother you with graduation happening and everything." Jordyn looked down, nervously, "Can you tell me what I did?"
Emily watched as Jordyn sat on the floor of the van, looking up in worry. Emily shook her head, silently yelling at herself for bringing out her insecurities and worries about her and Sam on someone else.
"See, when I saw you and Sam talking at that class picnic, I could've sworn that soon enough Sam would like you. I mean, if you could get Derek whipped, then I mean, you could get any guy." Emily explained, and Jordyn suppressed a laugh. "You do, you have a guy like Derek whipped."
Jordyn shook her head, "Derek is not whipped. He's just not getting everything in the relationship." Jordyn shrugged a little, "It's because I stuffed chips down his pants, and he liked it." Emily laughed, "But seriously Em, Sam is in love with you. You shouldn't doubt that. He is not gonna like someone else, because he's too in like with you. If you're talking about whipped boys, other than my brother, who's the king, then Sam is definitely in second place for it."
Emily smiled, "Really?"
Jordyn nodded, "Oh yeah. Don't worry about Sam and other girls; they're just convincing him how great you are. That's what I do." Jordyn pointed, "He's looking at you right now. He's worried about you guys. You can't get mad at him about something that he hasn't said. It's just straining you guys."
Emily sighed, "You're right." Jordyn replied with a hell yes, and stood up, putting his arm around Emily's shoulders.
"So let's get back to these boys who look extremely lost, and you can hug your boyfriend." Jordyn led a grinning Emily towards Derek and Sam. She looked up to catch immediate eye contact with Sam, her smile falling into a serious face.
"Hey, kid," Jordyn said, creeping on a Sam that looked pretty distressed. "You okay?" Sam looked up, forcing a smile, "Yeah, I'm fine." "You sure look like you're okay," Jordyn sat down beside him. "Something happen with you and Emily?" "We had a fight," Sam mumbled. "Ah, it's okay, all couples fight," Jordyn said, and Sam looked at her. "Do you and Derek fight?" Jordyn raised an eyebrow, "How can one be involved with Derek Venturi and not have a fight with him? That kid could give someone a heart attack." Sam laughed, "Yeah, I guess he could." Jordyn nodded, "Well, this fight with Em, it'll blow over. You guys like each other enough to get past it, and that's all that matters, right?" Sam nodded, "Yeah, I guess." "No I guess. It will. She'll come over here soon and be like Sam, I'm- and then you'll finish her sentence for her and say the word, 'sorry.'" Sam laughed, and Jordyn smiled. "You laugh, I am accomplished." Sam looked down at Jordyn, "How did, out of all people, Derek, get someone like you? The kid always gets everything." Jordyn's smile dropped, and she sat away a little. "Oh, no no," Sam said, noticing that she looked down in awkwardness, "I just mean you're great. Derek's lucky."
Jordyn gave a polite smile, seeing Emily come closer to them, "Emily's great. You're lucky."
Sam turned to face Emily, then looked back at Jordyn, "Thanks."
"Anything for couples," Jordyn said, getting up, and giving a small smile to Emily.
"Everything will be fine," Jordyn mumbled to herself, taking her arm off Emily, as she walked to wrap her own arms around Sam.