|Postcard From Paradise
Author: StrawberryAngel143 PM
*Story about the performer from Bucket and Skinner's prom and OC's* Sydney, Gabi, and Cody have always been best friends. On a summer vacation to The Bahamas, love sparks, friendships are tested, and of course a whole lot of drama! I don't own Jake Thrupp's anything or Cody Simpson's music.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 34,929 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 09-01-12 - Published: 07-05-12 - id: 8289889
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This story is allowed on fanfiction by all rules under the Bucket And Skinner section. While this character only had a minor guest appearance on the show, if you check Wikipedia and all legal documents this person was NOT A PERFORMER but an actor on the show. He acted as a role, he played at Bucket and Skinner's prom acting as a musician, so this story is allowed under this category. I will fight this if you disagree, because this story is allowed now. I have checked and double checked the rules. Everything in this story now takes place in the "world of Bucket and Skinner" so to say, but they are not mentioned in the story. It's Cody's story, and the rest can be classified as OC's. Last names have been removed also, and are replaced with ** .Thanks, and have a great day!
Note: Hi everyone! So this story is a Cody and Jake love story. If you don't know who Jake is, he's Cody's best friend from Australia. I strongly advise looking him up, because he is insanely hot. The character Gabi is based off of me and Sydney is based off of SydneyCrush! Check out her stories, she's awesome! Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story and will review!
Two teenage girls lay asleep in the dimly lit room, one on the pristine white sofa and the other curled up on an air mattress. The guest bedroom they were sleeping in had the air of semi-permanence in it, as if whoever lived there was about to pack up and move at any second. Maybe it was from the pile of luggage at the door, or the lack of decorations gracing the walls.
The door cracked open, and a tall blonde boy walked in wearing sweat pants and an old white t shirt. He went to the girl sleeping on the couch first, since she was closest, and shook her shoulders.
"Sydney, wake up."
She sat up quickly, and rubbed her sky blue eyes.
"Dude," she moaned. "What?"
"It's four a.m., we have to wake up now if we wanna catch our flight…dude," Cody pushed her playfully, and she pushed him back with a small smile.
"Still, you could've woken Gabi up first," she kicked the air mattress where her best friend was still fast asleep, her long wavy light brown hair all over the place. "Then I could have slept longer."
"I was hoping you could wake her for me," Cody smiled winningly.
"Oh, no way," Sydney threw her long legs over the edge of the couch and stretched, then combed her fingers through her blonde hair.
"Please?" Cody asked. "Maybe she won't be as grumpy if you do it."
It was a well-known fact that Gabi wasn't really a morning person.
"Nope, it's all you bro," Sydney punched Cody in the arm, and stood up. She walked over to the clothes she and Gabi had lay out the night before. Today, the girls would be headed to The Bahamas with Cody, and one of Cody's friends that they'd never met from Australia. Sydney, Gabi, and Cody were best friends, and both girls were close with the Simpson family. Mrs. Simpson said she didn't trust Cody and Jake (the Australian friend) alone in The Bahamas, so she asked Gabi and Sydney if they'd go. Of course, they said yes, and were flying their for summer vacation with Cody. Jake would meet them at their hotel.
"Fine," Cody sighed. He got down on the ground, level with the air mattress, and gently poked the sleeping brunette's ribcage. "Wake up, Gabi," he said so quietly it was barely audible.
"That's not how you do it," Sydney said. "Here, watch."
She picked up a pillow from the ground and threw it right at Gabi's head, and shouted "get up!"
Gabi sat up bolt right, and saw Cody sitting next to her mattress. She slowly turned to him, glaring.
"Cody," she said her voice deathly quiet.
"It wasn't me," he said quickly. "It was Sydney, I swear, she just-"
"I'm over here," Sydney said. "It wasn't me."
Gabi looked from Cody to Sydney, and then shook her head.
"I don't believe either of you," Gabi lay back down and buried her face in the pillow, closing her chocolate brown eyes.
"You have to wake up if you want to make our flight," Cody rested his hand on her back.
"It's too early," she said, her voice muffled by the pillow.
"Wake up," Sydney threw another pillow at her, and she sat up again.
"So it was you!"
"What are you going to do about it?" Sydney teased.
She sighed, and got up. Cody stood up too, and Gabi walked over to the clothes where Sydney was.
"We need to leave here in fifteen minutes," Cody said, and he walked out of the room and closed the door.
They both changed; Gabi into a pair of low gray sweatpants with the word love written up the hip and a black tank top. She left her long brown hair down and put on only eyeliner and lip gloss. Sydney changed into a similar outfit, only with black sweatpants and a lime colored tank top. She pulled her blonde hair into a low ponytail and enhanced her eyes with a little charcoal liner and shadow, then lip gloss as well.
"I call sitting next to Cody on the plane," Gabi said, checking her lip gloss in the mirror.
"Why?" Sydney asked, slipping on a pair of Vans.
"Because I want to sleep and he's got like, gigantic shoulders."
"I'm sure Cody will take kindly to you using him as a pillow," Sydney laughed.
"Oh please," Gabi giggled, grabbing her suitcases. "Cody loves being used. Remember when he dated that Kylie girl?"
"Ugh don't remind me," Sydney groaned. She pushed the door open. "Why did he date her so long anyway?"
"Because he likes to be used," Gabi gestured with her hands wildly. "See? My point exactly!"
"Maybe you're right," Sydney chuckled as they walked down the stairs. "We should ask him."
As if on cue, Cody appeared outside the guest bedroom with his finger pressed to his lips.
"Don't talk, you'll wake up Tom," Cody whispered. "Head out to the car and I'll bring your bags out."
"We each have like, six suitcases," Sydney nodded to the armfuls of luggage they were both struggling with.
Cody waved it off.
"I'll manage," he whispered. "Leave the bags and I'll bring them out."
"Told you," Gabi smirked to Sydney.
"You're right," Sydney grinned back. "He does."
Cody looked from Sydney to Gabi.
"What are you two talking about now?" Cody asked wearily. When neither girl responded, he sighed. "See this is the problem with being best friends with two girls. I never know what you two are talking about."
"We'll explain in the car," Gabi dumped her bags in his arms and Sydney stepped forward hesitantly.
"You sure you can handle all these bags, Codes?"
"You're sweet for caring," Cody smiled at Sydney. "But when you say it like that you make me sound weak."
"And you say it's hard to be friends with girls?" Sydney laughed. Cody put his hands on her shoulders and spun her in the direction of the stairs, and she and Gabi descended the stairs.
"So you think he likes being used?" Gabi ran her fingers through her hair and sat down in the back seat. Sydney slid in next to her.
A few minutes later, Cody came out and deposited the luggage into the trunk of his car. It took two trips, and then he hopped in the passenger seat as Mrs. Simpson came out of the house, her brown ponytail swinging around her shoulders.
"Ready to get going, girls?" she asked as she got in. She looked around at Sydney and Gabi with a wide smile on her face.
"Yes," both Sydney and Gabi replied simultaneously.
"I'm ready too, mum," Cody. "Remember me? Your son?"
"Oh, Cody," Angie laughed. "Don't get jealous."
"I am not jealous," he said defensively. "But you like Syd and Gabi more."
"Only sometimes," Angie laughed.
"I'm your son!" Cody was outraged as Gabi and Sydney laughed.
"Kidding, kidding," Angie assured him.
"Yeah, sure," Cody rolled his aqua hazel eyes, but he wasn't really mad. He hardly ever got upset.
"So," Angie said as she started to drive. "Gabi, Syd, are you two going to take care of my Cody in The Bahamas?"
"Yeah, of course," Sydney said.
"And make sure to keep him out of trouble?"
"I dunno," Gabi laughed, never one for holding back. "Cody's pretty hard to control."
"Oh is he?" Angie cast a disapproving look at her son.
"Am not," Cody defended himself.
"You so are! Remember that time at Justin's birthday party when you and Hailee went backstage and-"
"Oh, silly, silly Gabi," Cody reached back and drown out her voice with a hearty false chuckle. He pressed his hand to her mouth to silence her. "Always joking around and-Ow! Did you just bite me?"
"You sort of asked for that when you shoved your hand in her face," Sydney laughed.
"It's true," Gabi nodded.
"You girls are completely insane," Cody faced front again, and closed his eyes as he leaned back in his seat.
"That's why you love us."
The rest of the ride went by uneventfully, and soon they were at the airport. They waited until flight time, and then went to board the plane.
"I'm going to miss you," Angie said, sniffing a little.
"Aw, I'm going to miss you too, mum," Cody said.
"I meant Syd and Gabi, but sure, I'll miss you also."
"Of course you did," Cody nodded. "That's just great."
"Oh, she's kidding," Gabi pushed Cody from behind him into his mother's arms, and they hugged. Angie had to reach up to kiss his cheek, and then she turned to both of the girls.
"I mean it," she said, hugging Sydney and kissing her on the cheek. "Take care of him, make sure he doesn't meet any girls or anything that aren't nice."
"Okay," Sydney nodded. "If he does, Gab and I will scare them away."
"Right," Gabi said as Angie hugged her too. "We can be super crazy when we want to be."
"All the time," Cody coughed from behind them, and Sydney turned around to stick out her tongue.
"Oh, that's mature," Cody said, with a laugh.
"Flight two thirty two is now accepting passengers!" A woman's voice called out over the airport.
"Well, that's us," Sydney said. "See you soon, Angie."
"Bye mum," Cody said as she pulled him in for another hug. "See you soon."
They all got onto the plane, leaving a teary Angie behind, and found seats next to each other.
"I want window," Gabi said, crawling into her seat and tucking her carry on into the spot above her. "And Cody, you have to sit next to me."
"Really?" he looked flattered. "You want me to sit next to you, Gab?"
"Because your soft," she said, unabashedly as she tucked one of her silky brown locks behind her ear.
"I have no idea how to take that," Cody replied, but he sat next to her anyway.
"She means your shoulders," Sydney clarified. "Apparently they can act as a pillow."
"I don't know what's weirder," Cody said. Sydney sat next to him on the other side. "The fact that she wants to use me as a pillow or the fact that you understand what she means."
"We talked about it earlier."
"Speaking of what we talked about earlier," Gabi grinned. "We have a question for you."
"Oh yeah!" Sydney said. "Cody, do you like being used?"
"What?" he asked. "No, of course not! Where did that come from?"
"Well, the fact that you dated Kylie for awhile," Gabi said.
"And the fact that you took all our luggage without being asked," Sydney added.
"And that you hear I'm going to use you as a pillow, but you sit next to me anyway."
"Okay, okay," Cody said. "I get it. I don't like to be used, I'm just nice to girls. I'm a gentleman."
Sydney and Gabi looked at each other with smirks.
"One, two, three," Gabi counted.
"Awwwww," Gabi and Sydney said simultaneously, in annoyingly high voices. They both crowded Cody and threw their arms around him jokingly.
"Okay, okay," Cody laughed, pushing them off. "This is going to be a long flight, let's set up boundaries."
"Got it," Sydney stretched her legs out along Cody's and Gabi's laps, and Gabi snuggled into her seat with her head on Cody's chest, so the Australian boy was cramped in the middle with a pair of legs along his lap and a head on his shoulder.
"These good enough boundaries for you?" Gabi took headphones out of her bag and put them on.
"You two are officially insane."