|Driven by Love: Book 1: Everyone Makes Mistakes
Author: Akira Sieghart PM
Alvin and Brittany are finally on good terms. However, over one mistake, the lives of the Sevilles and Millers are thrown completely upside down. As the clock is ticking, Alvin and Brittany find themselves racing to save each other before it's too late.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Alvin S. & Brittany M. - Chapters: 17 - Words: 94,728 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 05-01-10 - Published: 02-16-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5752723
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Everyone Make Mistakes
Hello everyone, I thought of the beginning of this story when I saw the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air episode where Will gets shot.
This story takes place after the end of Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman, meaning that they are 8-9 years old.
I hope you guys like it!
Read and review! ^^
Chapter 1: The Mistake
It had been an interesting night. Principle Milliken has resigned and had left Mr. Talbot as the new principle, who had just recovered from being a werewolf. Theodore, who had also been a werewolf, cured both of them. The school had put on the play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which had almost been ruined by the werewolf scare, but was saved by the quick thinking of the Chipmunks and Chipettes.
Afterwards, at the Wrap Party in the gym, everything about Milliken's resignation and Talbot's hirement was announced. The Chipmunks and Chipettes played one final song as a good-bye to Ms. Milliken, and now it was time to clean up the gym.
"Alright, thank you guys for helping." Ms. Milliken said as she tied the last bag of garbage.
"No problem, I'm just glad we could all be a help to you." Dave said as he started to pick up the bags of garbage. "I'm sure we're all going to miss you."
"Don't count on it." Alvin mumbled under breath, earning a light smack from Dave.
"Thank you." Ms. Milliken said again. "And Alvin, even though you drove me crazy over the years… multiple times, I'm going to miss everyone… even you." She said as she placed a hand on Alvin's shoulder and gave him a last smile.
"Yeah, I'll miss you too." Alvin said as he smiled back at her.
"Alright boys, let's go." Dave said as he headed for the exit. "Girls, do you need a lift or is Ms. Miller going to pick you up?"
"Well, we're not sure." Eleanor said as she looked towards her sisters, looking for an answer.
"I thought we were going to walk home." Jeanette said, her attention shifting from cleaning to the conversation.
"It's almost ten thirty! I am NOT letting you girls walk home alone, hurry and finish and we'll drop you off." Dave said as he started helping them clean.
It took about an extra ten minutes, but soon, everything was clean and everybody was heading home.
"Alvin, you and Brittany go and make sure we don't forget anything, we'll be in the car waiting for you to come back." Dave said as he headed out with the other Chipmunks and Chipettes.
"Okay, let's get this over with." Brittany said as she rolled her eyes. She couldn't stand being alone with Alvin or being in school, putting them both together was horrible. "You check over there and I'll check over here." Brittany said as she pointed Alvin in the opposite direction.
"I didn't find anything, did you?" Alvin said as he walked back over to Brittany, who simply shook her head. "Alright, then I think we have everything."
"Alright, then let's hurry up and get out of here." Brittany said as she casually sped walked over to the exit.
"Wait, Brittany…" Alvin said before she left the building. "I was just wondering…"
"Hurry up, I don't have all day." Brittany said as she turned around and put her hands on her hips.
"I was wondering if you would like to… to… to…" Alvin stammered.
"Spit. It. Out." Brittany said in a slow mocking voice.
"If you would like to… go out with me tomorrow?" Alvin finally said as his face turned a bright red and his vision turned to the floor.
"W-what?" Brittany said in astonishment. 'Did Alvin just ask me what I think he did?' She thought. "Y-you're kidding… right?" Brittany asked.
"No, I'm serious." Alvin said, a little hurt that she would think he would kid around about something like that.
"Alvin, we've always hated each other, you know… the whole rivals thing? Arch enemies? Ring any bells?" Brittany said, a little confused. 'There's just no way. Alvin would NEVER ask me out. She told herself.
"Brittany…" Alvin began. "I don't want it to be like that anymore, I don't want to fight with you on a regular basis." Alvin said, still not looking directly at her. 'I knew it! She doesn't like me! I hope we can still be friends…' He thought. "Brittany, if you don't feel the same way… can we still be friends?" Alvin asked innocently.
"I don't know Alvin, how about you ask me AFTER our date tomorrow night." She said smiling.
"So that's a yes?" Alvin asked as his face lit up.
"That's a yes." Brittany said as she sighed with happiness. "Let's go though; we don't need to keep everyone waiting."
"Fine." Alvin said as he tried to calm his heart. 'She finally said yes! I can't believe it!' Alvin thought.
'I don't know exactly what has gotten into him, but I kind of like it. I guess I've always liked him, maybe I was just waiting for him to make the first move.' Brittany thought as they headed out the door.
As they entered the car, Alvin and Brittany remained silent and deep in thought while everyone else around them were talking about numerous things.
"Hey, Alvin, are you okay?" Theodore asked, noticing his brother's silence, which wasn't like him at all.
"I'm fine, what are we talking about again?" Alvin asked as he snapped out of his trance.
"We were talking about what to do tomorrow after school." Simon said.
"Oh, uh, I don't know. Any ideas yet?" Alvin said, trying to avoid the date between him and Brittany tomorrow.
"No, not yet." Eleanor said. "Brittany, do you have any ideas?"
"Huh? For what?" Brittany asked, also snapping out of her trance.
"Oh, nothing." Eleanor said as she rolled her eyes.
After Dave and the Chipmunks dropped off the Chipettes, they proceeded home themselves and entered the house.
"Okay, boys, you guys have school tomorrow and it's getting late, go get ready for bed." Dave said as he led them upstairs.
They quickly changed in pajamas, brushed their teeth, and got into bed. After about five minutes, Simon looked to his left and saw that Alvin wasn't just awake; he was sitting up and looking into space.
"Alvin, you proved that Mr. Talbot was a werewolf, aren't you satisfied enough to get some sleep?" Simon asked as he put his glasses on and stared at him.
"It's nothing like that Simon, it's because…" Alvin began, but he sighed and lay down. "You wouldn't care." He said as he closed his eyes.
"Not care? Why wouldn't I care?" Simon asked, feeling a little insulted. 'I'm his brother… if something's bothering him, I'll care.'
"Okay, how about this, you wouldn't understand." Alvin said as he quickly opened and shut his eyes.
"Not understand?" Simon said angrily. "It's obvious it's bothering you, so just tell me." Simon said as he walked over and sat on Alvin's bed.
"Well, tomorrow, I have a date with Brittany." Alvin said, blushing a little bit.
"A date? I thought you and Brittany couldn't stand each other." Simon asked.
"Well, it's been different recently. I don't want to fight with her; I just want to BE with her." Alvin said.
"So what you're saying is, you're nervous?" Simon said, chuckling a little.
"Yeah? What of it?" Alvin said as he started getting defensive.
"It's just; you're coming to me about date advice." Simon said as he started laughing.
"Oh, who needs you!" Alvin shouted as he covered his head with his blanket.
"Alvin, I'm joking." Simon said, he wasn't laughing anymore, he realized that Alvin was being serious. "Just be yourself. You and Brittany are friends, even if things don't work out romantically between you two; nothing can change the fact that you're best friends."
"Thanks, Simon." Alvin said as he gently smiled at his younger brother.
"No problem, now get some rest, we DO have school tomorrow." Simon said as he took off his glasses and drifted into sleep.
'Maybe Simon's right, even if I can't be Brittany's boyfriend, I can still be her friend.' Alvin thought as he closed his eyes. 'I just hope I CAN be Brittany's boyfriend.' Alvin thought before he drifted off into a deep sleep.
At the Millers' House
"Brittany, just tell us where you're going tomorrow night." Eleanor said as she followed Brittany.
"Eleanor, what's going on?" Jeanette asked as she looked up from the book she was reading.
"Brittany's going somewhere tomorrow night and she won't tell me." Eleanor pouted before continuing to chase after Brittany.
"Come on, Brittany. You can't keep it a secret forever!" Jeanette said as she got up and chased Brittany with Eleanor.
"Not you too, Jeanette!" Brittany shouted. "Why do you two care so much?"
"Because, you're our older sister, and we want to know." Jeanette said firmly.
"Besides, if you don't tell us, we're going to follow you and find out ourselves!" Eleanor smirked.
"You. Wouldn't. Dare." Brittany said, fire building in her eyes.
"Oh yes we would, but that's only because we have to. Just tell us and we'll leave you alone." Jeanette said giggling.
"Fine." Brittany said as she sighed. 'I guess I have no choice.' She thought. "I'm going on a date with Alvin tomorrow night."
Both Eleanor and Jeanette's eyes widened. They both knew that Alvin and Brittany liked each other, but they never expected for them to every go out... anytime soon at least.
"Since when?" Eleanor said while giggling.
"He asked me tonight." Brittany said as she lay down on her bed.
"So, are you going to go do it?" Eleanor asked in playful tone.
"Of course, I've been waiting for him to ask me forever." Brittany said as she rolled over on her side.
"Well, are you nervous?" Jeanette asked.
"Of course, but not because of the date." Brittany said through her pillow. "If Alvin and I don't make it, we aren't going to be friends anymore." Brittany screamed as she started to cry.
"Oh Brittany, even if you and Alvin don't become a couple, you're still going to be friends. A fight can sever the bond of a relationship, but nothing can sever the bond of a friendship, especially the one between you and Alvin." Jeanette said as she started to rub Brittany's back.
"Thanks guys, I feel a lot better." Brittany said as she rubbed the tears out of her eyes.
"No problem, you're our sister; we're here for you… always." Eleanor said as she lay down in her own bed.
"She's right, now let's get some sleep, tomorrow is Friday anyway." Jeanette said as she turned off the lamp and put her glasses down.
'They're right, Alvin and I are always going to be friends… but maybe I'm ready to be more than that…' Brittany thought before she found herself in a deep sleep.
The next day seemed to be a little out-of-the-ordinary; there was a lot less trouble in school because of the new principle having more of an impression than the old. Alvin and Brittany also had an off day, instead of fighting like they normally would; they were acting like a couple. Alvin would help Brittany with her work, give her complements, and even hold her hand; he was trying really hard to make the relationship work. It was the last class of the day and the only class that Alvin and Brittany didn't have together, math. As the bell rang, Alvin quickly got out of his seat and rushed towards the door.
"Alvin, may I have a word with you?" Mr. Olsen asked before Alvin had the chance to escape.
"Yes, Mr. O?" Alvin said as he walked over to his desk.
"I entrust that you know, Rebecca Davidson?" He said as he pointed to the other student besides Alvin who was standing in the room.
"Uh, yeah I guess." Alvin stammered, he didn't know her PERSONALLY, but by being in the same class, he had an idea.
"Well, she needs a little tutoring and I'm going out of state this weekend, so I was wondering if you could tutor her tonight." Mr. Olsen said as he explained his intentions.
"Me? I have a C- in this class!" Alvin shouted.
"Yes, you have a C-, but that's only because of your poor homework average, if you would learn to do your homework, you'd pass this class with flying colors." Mr. Olsen said, his face turning serious. "Now, if you do this, I'll bring your homework average back up to an A, which will make your final grade in this class an A."
"Okay, I'll do it." Alvin said as he sighed. "Let's go Rebecca." He said as he led her out of the room.
"Alright, let me just go to the bathroom before we leave." Rebecca said as she headed towards the girls' room.
"Alvin, I just can't wait for tonight!" Brittany said as she walked up to him. "I'm going to meet you at your house around six okay?"
"O-O-Okay." Alvin stuttered as he felt his heart sink, 'What am I going to do?' he thought desperately.
Just before Rebecca returned, Brittany had given Alvin one last smile and headed off with her sisters.
"Alvin, is something wrong?" Rebecca asked as she looked at the red clad chipmunk who was now pale white.
"Uh, everything's fine, what time are we going to be done tonight?" Alvin asked, practically panicking.
"I'm not sure, probably around five." Rebecca said, still not catching on to why Alvin was acting strange.
"Okay." Alvin said, starting to calm down. 'Alright, five, no problem, I'll still have plenty of time for my date with Brittany.' "Let's go."
Alvin and Rebecca were alone at Alvin's house, Simon and Theodore were over with the Chipettes and Dave had to work later than usual. Although Alvin didn't want to be a tutor in the first place, it turned out easier than he imagined. He would just teach her the basics of everything, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. As time went on, Alvin lost track of time before he suddenly looked at the clock, it was five thirty.
"Oh no, Rebecca, it's five thirty, you need to leave." Alvin said as he quickly got up and opened the front door.
"Oh yeah, I guess you're right." Rebecca said as she walked over to him. "Care to walk me out?" She asked in a playful tone.
As they walked outside to the side walk, Alvin was about to turn around and leave but Rebecca grabbed his arm which kept him from moving.
"Ugh, Rebecca, let me go!" Alvin said as he struggled against her hold, for an eight year old girl, she had a pretty good grip.
"Alvin, do you want to go out tomorrow? You know, like a date?" Rebecca asked as she winked at him. Alvin felt his heart drop, 'This is going to be bad…' Alvin thought.
"Uh, Rebecca, you're a nice girl, but the reason you need to leave is because I already have a date tonight." Alvin said looking away from her. He hated when girls cried, but when he looked into Rebecca's eyes, he saw no tears, no sadness, no anger, just happiness… which made him confused.
"Oh, Alvin, who cares? Go out with whoever you want tonight, dump her, and we'll go out tomorrow night." Rebecca said as she tightened her grip around Alvin's arm.
"No, I don't want to go out with you." Alvin protested. "I already have a date with someone who means a lot to me."
"Oh please, maybe this will change your mind." Rebecca said as she tugged on his arm and kissed him. 'What the, who does this girl think she is?' Alvin said as he tried to pull away, but she kept him from moving anywhere.
"Alvin?" A voice said behind them. 'No… it can't be… it can't be her.' Alvin thought in horror.
The suddenness of the voice shocked both Alvin and Rebecca enough for her to release her grip on him. He slowly turned around to see, Brittany. She was wearing a beautiful red dress, high heels, and had a small red purse with her. Alvin simply gawked at her before he realized it… 'How long had she been there? Alvin thought, his face turning pale.
"Alvin, what's going on?" Brittany asked, her eyes were starting to be filled with tears. "Why were you kissing her?"
"No, Brittany, it's not what you think!" Alvin said quickly, he tried to run over to her but she stopped him.
"Really?" Brittany asked with a voice full of both anger and sadness. "You have a date with me, and I come here to find you sucking face with her? Who is she anyway? You know what, never mind, you obviously had better things to do than go on our date." She said as she stormed off.
"Brittany, wait!" Alvin screamed, he tried to run after her to find that Rebecca had a hold of his arm again. "Let. Go. Of. Me." Alvin said viciously, quickly yanking his arm out of her grasp and running towards Brittany.
Brittany had run out of breath, she had run for about 5 minutes straight, besides the fact that she was in high heels. She needed a break so she sat down on a bench she was next to. 'How could Alvin do this? I really thought he liked me, I guess I'm just not good enough for him.' Brittany thought as tears started coming back to her eyes.
"Brittany!" Alvin screamed as he ran up to her. "Wait, just let me explain!"
"No Alvin, I know what I saw." Brittany screamed, her anger taking the best of her.
"No, you've got it wrong. SHE kissed ME." Alvin explained.
"Alvin, am I not good enough for you? I thought you asked me out because you liked me, but I guess that's just what I wanted to believe." Brittany said as she jumped down from the bench and started to walk off again.
"No Brittany, I would never do anything like that!" Alvin pleaded. "Sh-" Alvin began, but he stopped as he saw a dark figure towering over Brittany.
"Alright kids, I've got a game for you." The man said as he smirked. "It's called 'Cooperate and there won't be any trouble.'" The man said in a scary tone.
"W-W-What do you want?" Alvin asked at he looked up at the man.
"What do I want?" The man said, grinning. "Well, I want YOU to go home, and not say anything about this." He said as he grabbed Brittany by the arm. "And SHE'S coming with me."
"No!" Brittany screamed as she kicked him hard in the stomach and tried to run away.
"You little bitch!" The mad said as he clutched his stomach. "I wasn't going to use this, but I guess I have no choice." He said as he pulled a silver object from his pocket, it was a gun.
Alvin and Brittany both froze when they saw the object; they've both seen enough movies to know what it was and what could happen if they made the wrong move. They both decided to start cooperating, but horror struck over them when the man aimed the gun at Brittany.
"I did have plans for you, but I guess you're just too stubborn for my type." The man said as he prepared to pull the trigger.
'Oh no!' Alvin thought as he tried to think of something to do, and only one thing came to mind…
All in a quick second, Brittany saw a red object run in front of her, and she heard a loud bang before everything went black.
Oh, a cliffhanger?
Did Alvin really do what you think? Did he make it in time? Who knows.
Thanks for reading the first chapter to what, I hope, will be a wonderul story.