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After five years, it's back to New Zealand for the Rocket Gang, but what happens when one of their own leaves the team, teenage hormones, and old faces come along from the ride?Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,619 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 04-10-12 - Published: 01-15-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6656835
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Summary: After five years, it's back to New Zealand for the Rocket Gang, but what happens when one of their own leaves the team, teenage hormones, and old faces come along from the ride?
Author's Note: First chapter story! Wooooooooo. I already wrote the first six chapters along with the prologue, so I promise this story will be complete. :) This story is completely different from the One and Only Series. These chapters are a lot shorter.
EDIT: SHIIIIIIT I completely deleted the first pararagh! How did I miss this? Phuuuuuu. Oh wells, it's there now. Continue on.
Prologue: Guess Where We're Going?
Sixteen year old Otto Rocket raced down the California incline. He was late to his shift at the Shack. He knew it, but he currently he didn't care. He was upset. He had just left his ex-girlfriend's, Trish, house. Things hadn't gone so well. They had been dating for a little less than a year, but as of recent, they have been fighting nonstop. He didn't want to break up. She didn't want to break up. Yet they couldn't talk through their problems, so they decided to end their relationship. They both agreed that it was best, but secretly they both wished that the other would stop the break-up. Neither did.
Otto grunted as he sped down the steep street. He didn't pay attention to how fast he was going and didn't see a rock had wedged itself in front of his wheel. He flew off his board and rolled down the hill a few times.
"Fuck!" He cursed as he stopped himself from rolling. His board ran into the bushes. He swore a few more times and picked himself up from the ground. He noticed a gnarly gash on his arms. It started on his wrist and ended by his elbow.
"Damn it." He picked up his board and continued to skate to the Shack. When he arrived, Raymundo was ready to eat his head off then he noticed Otto's cut.
"Whoa? What happened to your arm Rocket boy?" asked Raymundo. Reggie, who was behind the counter, took a look.
"Oh my god, Otto!" The dread head shrugged.
"It's no big deal, I've had worst." Raymundo called Noelani to bring the first-aid kit from the back. Reggie went the kitchen to get some water and a clean towel. Otto grumpily sat down at the counter. Twister and Sam, who had seen their bro arrived, turned to him. Twister immediately noticed Otto's distress.
"Yo Ottoman, something wrong?" Otto groaned indicating he would inform Twister later in private. Reggie returned along with Noelani. Noelani handed the seventeen year old the first aid kit.
"What'd you do?" asked Reggie.
"I beef'd down the California incline." Raymundo shook his head. His daughter treated her brother's large cut. She wiped away the blood and spread Neosporin all over the slash.
"I have some news guys!" Ray announced. The four teenagers looked at him. Noelani and Tito smirked knowingly at each other.
"What is Raymundo?" Sam asked. Raymundo smiled.
"Guess where we're going this summer for our annual summer trip?" The gang looked hopefully.
"Tell us Dad!" Reggie said anxiously. Twister glanced down at the older girl. It was obvious that he had a thing for her, but he knew she'd never give him the time of day. She was currently dating Ryan Johnson, the senior quarterback. He looked back up at his second father figure.
"New Zealand!" The guys smiled.
"Are you serious?" "Sweet!" "I can't wait!" they exclaimed at once. Raymundo puffed his chest out proudly.
"Not only that, but I signed you guys up for the Wakikikamukau games!" The boys hi-fived each other.
"Yes, this summer's gonna be so sick!" Twister shouted.
"Finally, the return of the rightful Prince Wakikikamukau!" Otto beamed.
"I can't wait to see the Maori culture again!" Sam had stars in his eyes.
"Man, Raymundo, this is awesome!" Otto wanted to hug his dad, but not in front of the guys.
"Yep, one and the best part, there are new rules and new competitions!" He handed each of them a pamphlet.
"This year there's gonna be logical puzzles; tandem surfing; a relay race including swimming through the ocean, mountain biking, and dirt boarding; and of course the snowboarding course. The new rules are cool too. One of them requires the team to have six members, and guess who we recruited for you guys?" The boys silenced, waiting patiently for the older man to answer.
"Only your favorite Hawaiian cuz, Keoni!" Tito interjected, emphasizing his nephew's name.
"Keoni!" "Puzzles?" "Tandem surfing!" "Awesome!" "We're gonna win with Keoni on the team!" "Man, this is gonna be amazing!" Sam, Twister and Otto couldn't contain their excitement.
"We just need one more person." Reggie, who had been silent the whole time, looked up. She observed her brother and friend's reactions. They were happy, but something in Reg didn't click. She wanted to go, but she didn't want to compete.
"I'm sorry, guys, but you need to get two people." Reggie said silently.
"What do you me Reg?" Twister inquired. She looked at the Latino boy.
"I don't want to compete." Their jaws dropped. Not even Noelani was expecting this.
"What do you mean you don't want to compete?" Otto asked angrily. His sister remained indifferent.
"Exact what it sounds like Otto." She shrugged and stood up.
"The trip sounds awesome dad. My swift's over. I'm going to go now." The silence in the room lingered as she walked out.
"Maybe someone should talk to her." Sam threw in. Everyone looked at each other. Otto slumped back against his seat; Twister played with the hem of his hat; Sam fixed his glasses; Raymundo rubbed Noelani's shoulder; and Tito played with his cooking utensil.
"Fine, I'll do it." Sam rolled his eyes and ran after his best friend. Otto got up and went behind the counter. Noelani, Ray, and Tito resumed to their work and went to the back room. Twister swirled his seat to face Otto who was putting on his apron.
"So you gonna tell me what's up?" Twister asked.
"Nothing's wrong." Otto defended.
"Dude, I'm your best bro, I know when you're not yourself." Otto sighed knowing Twister saw past him.
"Trish and I broke up." The other boy gave him a sympathetic look.
"It's cool. We're still friends, and we might get back together." A light bulb appeared in Otto's mind. "Hey, Trish would make an awesome addition to the team. She and I have been practicing our tandem surfing for a while. We're pretty fuckin' beast. Plus she's awesome in everything else!"
"Yeah, man." Twister agreed.
"You know who else would be good for our team? Clio. Last time she was here, she taught me, Trish, and Trent some rad moves."
"But what about Reg?"
"She doesn't want to compete."
"You really think she wouldn't?"
"Duh. Of course not. She's pretty stubborn." Silence filled the two. Twister took his phone out to check the time.
"I gotta go. I have work in thirty minutes." Twister worked at the clothes shop right next to the Shack. It was run by Breezy who moved to Ocean Shores a few years ago. She was hoping to rekindle her relationship with Ray, but he was already married. So she settled down with Conroy, the owner of Madtown. Twister had gotten a job as a cashier there a few months ago.
"Alright later bro."
Author's Note: There goes the first part of Tweaked. How'd you guys like it? Or did you completely hate it? Let me know :) 'Til next chapter.