|The Secret Life of the Backyard Kids
Author: Rose64bud PM
The Backyard Kids are in middle school, Jorge has magic powers and panther-like abilities long story , Achmed and Sam are in love, and Tiffany Stevens is the queen bee who picks on everyone, but also has super powers, like Jorge. It's that kind of story.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 13,678 - Updated: 02-12-13 - Published: 02-11-12 - id: 7825108
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Adrian took Jorge and Pablo to visit the Intrepid that weekend.
"Hey Jorge, guess what?" said Adrian when they visited the boat.
"What?" said Jorge.
"I'm on a boat!"
Then came the day of the talent show, June 22nd.
Both Jorge and Tony were nervous and excited. Jorge had just gotten a new pair of shoes for the talent show because his current pair was getting old. Tony also got a new pair of shoes, not to mention a neon green bracelet to add to his collection of bracelets, both of which he was going to wear while performing his song. Both boys also had to present their PowerPoint reports earlier that day.
Jorge had Language Arts class. Everyone was doing a PowerPoint project towards the end of the school year on a topic they were really interested in. He showed everyone his PowerPoint report on Zorro. Everyone was impressed.
Tony showed everyone his PowerPoint report on Batman. They were all impressed.
Then the kids had Spanish class. Adrian was speaking with his class.
"You know who the most famous Hispanic hero is? Zorro. He dresses all in black, wears a mask, and marks his enemies with his distinctive "Z." He also went on to influence Batman."
"Correction-Batman ripped off of Zorro," said Pablo.
"Pablo, we've gone through this several times. Batman never ripped off Zorro."
"Yes he did."
"No he didn't."
"Attention: All chorus students report to the auditorium," said the loudspeaker right after their presentations.
And that's exactly what they did.
Vicki was bossing around the music teacher, Mrs. Berry, telling her what to do.
"Hey Angie, tell Vicki she's stupid," Tony told his sister Angela after he saw her.
"Tony-no," said Jorge.
Tony burst into tears.
Mrs. Berry told Tony to go to the bathroom.
After going to the bathroom, Tony felt much better.
Then the talent show began.
"Welcome to our annual talent show!" said Reese Worthington. "We hope you will enjoy the show!"
"Tony! Tony! Tony! Tony! Tony!" cheered all the kids. It was time for Tony to perform his song.
"Tonnyyyyy's gonna sing a ssoonnggg…." "sang" Reese Worthington.
Tony sang "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress."
Jorge came up to sing "Sweet Baby James" after that. However, they had some technical difficulties with the portable DVD player which was playing his song.
Jorge got very nervous, but Reese Worthington said "Looks like we have some technical difficulties. Let's sing a song! My bonnie lies over the ocean…"
Everyone sang "My Bonnie" with Reese Worthington while waiting for Jorge's portable DVD player to work. Even Jorge joined in.
Jorge sang "Sweet Baby James."
"Bravo! Bravo!" cheered Mrs. Berry.
Dmitri performed "Peggy Sue," changing the "Peggys" to "Jennys" due to his crush on Jennifer Rose.
"I thought you were doing Elton John," said Jorge.
"I like Buddy Holly now," said Dmitri.
Tony and Jorge asked Vicki if she thought they did okay.
"Yeah, sure, whatever," she said.
Unfortunately, later that day, she called both of them stupid.
Both of them felt sad.
However, Jorge's butler told them that they could make a school newspaper next year, and everyone would like them then.
Jorge was so excited he rushed to call Tony to tell him about it.
Tony agreed that it would be a cool idea.
"Well, Jorge, we've been through so much, but we've got through it and now we're better than ever. Let me sing a song," said Tony.
Tony sang "You're My Best Friend."
Jorge got excited and joined in. The duo had a lot of fun.
Sam and Achmed sang "Who Says You Can't Go Home," at the end-of-the-year party.
They jumped and hugged each other, laughing and crying tears of joy.
"And they all lived happily ever after. Hey, that party looks fun. Maybe I'll join in."
Jorge went to join in on the party.
Achmed went to go talk to him.
"Hey Jorge, I know you've been discriminated against because of your magic powers. I want you to know, as a minority living in 21st-century America, I know what's like to be discriminated against. Talk about discrimination, I'm 75% Arab, 25% Hispanic, and…uh…I like boys."
"Yeah I do. But I like girls too."
"I said, I like both boys and girls. You should know this already, I was flirting with our cute Spanish…never mind. But I like Sam." He then went to go sing with Sam.
"Well Sam, we've been through a lot, but we've gotten through it and now we're better than ever. Let's sing a song!" said Achmed.
Achmed and Sam sang "We Are The Champions" together.
Achmed then performed "After Midnight," "Highway to Hell," and "Who are You."
Tony went up to perform "Stayin' Alive" and "Shadow Dancing."
Jorge came home to find out Emily died from a heart attack. He was very sad. He was going to show his story he wrote to her.
However, Jorge talked with his butler and how he would have to miss piano practice because her funeral was Wednesday. Jorge was talking so much, saying it was like when his mother died, and his butler said that "Her spirit lives on through you." He also added that random things might happen to her because her spirit was playing around. When he saw his dad, he seemed to be both sad and…happy. He was usually frigid, but he seemed very happy to see how much his son had grown up in nearly five years.
Jorge watched an episode of his favorite show The Osbournes and laughed at how immature he was when he was seven and on the show. "Like I said, her spirit lives on through you!"
Jorge sang the song "Winter Light" for Emily the night after the funeral, in his room, after his new nanny, Amy, tucked him into bed.
"Emily, I miss you. I hope you can hear me!…and I'm glad you're with my mother."
The next day, he took out his boom box and performed Good Charlotte's "I Don't Want to be In Love" in his room. It summarized the past year's events quite well, what with Achmed, Sam, him, and Tiffany.