|Her Name Is
Author: 506thpir PM
After running from Tori in the Black Box, Andre is forced to tell her who the song was about. Squeal to Songs and Ribbons.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - André H. - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,939 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11-01-11 - Published: 10-29-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7505994
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I wasn't lucky enough to see Andre for the rest of the day. I looked everywhere. Even the small dark closet behind the main stage that couldn't fit Sinjin even if he tried. Seems my friend wanted to avoid me at all cost. And honestly he was doing a great job of it so far. If being a musician fails he could get a job as a full time spy or something.
Shrugging my bag onto my shoulder I exited the school and headed towards the car. After Trina drove off without me for the third time last week, I'd made it a habit to take the keys from her after we got to the school in the mornings. I didn't feel like walking home after I failed to bum a ride off someone anymore.
"Why do you have to hold onto the keys?" Trina moaned as I unlocked the car.
"Why do you have to keep leaving me at the school?"
"Because you take too long to get out!"
"My class is all the way on the other side of the school! And it's upstairs!"
Rolling her eyes I handed her the keys as soon as I was in the car.
When we finally got to the house I walked up to my room and threw my things on the floor.
Not bothering to get changed yet I laid down on my bed and grabbed my laptop. After waiting a few minutes for it to finish booting up, I got on The Slap.
"Hmmm. No new status from Andre."
Checking to see if anyone was online on Skype, I saw Andre's name. I quickly typed him a message before he got offline.
AndreH: I'm not here.
ToriVega: Yes you are! Don't lie!
AndreH: This is an automatic message sent to those who IM me when I'm away.
ToriVega: Is not.
AndreH: Is too.
ToriVega: Do automatic messages argue too?
ToriVega: Where were you today?
AndreH: Here and there.
ToriVega: Hiding from me.
AndreH: Was not.
ToriVega: I called you three times.
AndreH: You shouldn't have phones out at school.
ToriVega: You shouldn't be hiding from friends when they have to talk to you about important things.
AndreH: What important things?
Sighing I ran my hand through my hair. 'He is not going to make this easy for me.'
ToriVega: You know what I'm talking about. The song. Who did you write it for?
AndreH: I told you. A girl.
ToriVega: What girl?
AndreH: That girl. You know, the one with the hair.
ToriVega: Andre! Tell me her name!
AndreH: I have to go.
AndreH is offline.
"Damn it Andre!"
Closing my laptop shut I set it off to the side.
'That boy is going to tell me who she is.' I thought irritated.
Looking over to the clock on my nightstand I saw it was only 3:05.
Getting up I threw open my door and ran down stairs.
Seeing Trina sitting on the couch I yelled out her name.
Not bothering to turn around and look away from the tv, she asked "what?"
"Where are the keys?"
Huffing I said "I need them. Now."
When she didn't say anything after a few seconds I yelled "Trina!"
"They're over there." She waved in the general direction of the fireplace.
Running over to it, I found the keys sitting on the mantel. Picking them up I ran out the door to the car almost tripping in the process.
"I am going to Andres' and I'm going to find out what that girls name is if it's the last thing I do."
Getting into the car I quickly put the key in and started the engine. Backing up out of the driveway I started towards Andres' house.
After narrowly hitting another car at a stop light to which scared the living hell out of me, I arrived at the Harris home.
Being careful not to hit their mailbox I turned into their drive way. Putting the car in park I jumped out of the car and quickly walked to the front door. Finding the doorbell I rang it several times. When no one came to the door I rang it a few more times.
Still, no answer.
"Andre!" I pounded on the door. "Andre let me in!"
"Andre Harris let me in right n-"
Door flying open there stood an irritated Andre.
"Why are you bang'n on my door and ringing that bell like the devil himself is after you?"
"Are you going to let me in?"
Looking at me for a moment he opened the door wider and moved to the side.
Stepping into the house I gave him a smile.
As he closed the door I turned to face him.
"So how you doing?" I asked politely.
"You came over here to ask me how I was doing?"
Shaking his head he walked past me and down a hall. Being in his house before I knew it led to the living room. Following him down the short hall we came upon said room. Sitting down on the couch Andre looked up at me.
"So? Why you here?"
I raised an eyebrow.
"You don't seem very happy that I'm here."
"It's not that I'm not happy you're here. It's just…" He turned his head and looked away from me.
"It's just…" I trailed off.
"I know what you're going to ask and harass me about and I don't want to talk about it."
I sat down on the couch next to him and tugged on his shirt sleeve.
"Come on Andre! Just tell me! You almost did in the Black Box before Cat and Robbie interrupted us."
Turning to face me he looked at me curiously.
"What ended up happening with those two?"
"I got the ribbon from around her neck and Robbie started saying I told you so and Cat got upset and Rex called her a ditz and Cat got even more upset and ran out and Robbie chased after her but not before slipping and falling on the ribbon that I happened to throw on the floor."
I looked away to the side remembering it.
"I think he bit his lip because it was bleeding after that…."
Nodding his head Andre was silent.
Looking back to him I grabbed his shoulder and shook him.
"But tell me who she is!"
"Why do you want to know so bad?"
"Because I do! I want to know who my best friend is crushing on." I gave him a sly smile.
" And writing inappropriate songs for."
His eyes grew wide.
"It was not inappropriate!"
I gave him a pointed look.
"No, you look 'Dre. I want to help you. Come on. Just tell me. I know you want to."
I started poking him in the side.
"Eh, eh. I know you wanna."
Smiling he slapped my hands away.
"You're not getting anything from me."
"But I told you!"
He looked back at me confused.
"Told me what?"
Rolling my eyes, I had hoped I wouldn't have to actually say it. Seems as though I would.
He shook his head.
'Damn it.' I thought begrudgingly
"That your voice was, you know. Hot."
Laughing a huge smile spread across his face.
"I remembered. I just wanted to hear you say it again."
Slapping his arm I pouted.
Smiling back at me, he shook his head again.
"Look, Tori, I can't really tell you."
"I just can't."
"Sure you can! Just start with 'the song was written about…' and then say her name!"
He shook his head again. "You don't get it. I can't just say it. It's not that easy."
"Yes it is!" I argued back. Andre was being more difficult than I thought he would. At this point I was ready to beat the name out of him if that's what it took.
"Tell me her name."
"Andre! Say it!"
"Just say her name!"
"I'm not gonna say her name!"
I moved closer to him and grabbed his collar and shook him.
"Andre Harris you tell me her name or I swear I'll-"
"Alright!" He yelled.
"It's Jade! I wrote the song for Jade!"
I think my jaw just unhinged and fell to the floor.
"J-Jade? Jade West?"
He nodded his head.
Dropping my hands from his shirt I put them on my lap.
"You wrote that song….the song about, you know. Her fulfilling your…fantasies," I pulled a face.
He nodded his head again.
"Look," He started. "I know I shouldn't like her. I just do."
"But what about-"
"Beck?" He asked.
I nodded my head.
"I know. He's dating her. But that doesn't necessarily stop the…" I saw him swallow. "Dreams."
I put my hand up to stop him.
I ran my hand through my hair and stood up.
'Jade? Jade West? I can't believe he wrote that song for her. I mean, he must see something in her. What I have no idea. Granted she seems to be capable of having a softer side, but even still.'
"So you like Jade."
Nodding my head I crossed my arms over my chest.
"Do you have it, you know, under control?"
He looked up at me confused.
He thought about it for a minute. "Yea, I think so. I mean I'm not going to run up to her and tell her, but still."
I clapped my hands in front of me. "Well good! I think my work here is done!"
I walked back towards his door.
"So I'll see you tomorrow at school."
Standing up from his chair he looked at me funny.
"You don't want to stay for a little longer?"
"I ummm…I have to go back home and do some things."
Opening the door for me I said goodbye and walked towards the car. Opening the car door I quickly got in and looked back at his house. I saw him standing in the doorway. I tried giving him a smile but it was strained. Starting the car I backed up and quickly left.
"Tomorrow is going to be…..interesting."
I took a hand off the wheel and nervously ran it through my hair again.