|What Does Your Heart Want?
Author: ExceptionallyOrdinary14 PM
Lennox, Breyson and Emily have no choice but to go back to him...Donald Davenport. When they do, they meet some new people and they finally have a home, and a family. But will it all be worth it, or will it cost them? My very first fanfiction, so proud! Rated for mild violence and language Chase/OCRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chase - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,304 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 02-06-13 - Published: 08-10-12 - id: 8415582
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Once, when I was about four, I was at the school playground with Emily and Breyson. I remember messing around on the swings when I suddenly fell right on my back. The impact knocked the air straight out of my lungs and I was freaking out from not being able to breathe. That's about how I was feeling right now. When I first looked down, my head was frozen; I couldn't stop staring below me. All the little ant-like people were all safely on the ground while I was suspended in the air, all alone. Wait, that's not quite true. I have Chase; who at the moment seems to be trying to unfreeze me.
"Lennox! Stop looking over the side!" He warned, using his hands to turn me back around.
I swallowed and look directly back into his eyes. "So…so high," I whispered.
Chase takes both of my hands into his, never breaking our gaze. "But I'm right here next to you. I won't let anything happen to you, I promise." He finally looks away and leans his ear over the side and I gasp. "I'm fine, just trying to hear what's going on. From what I can tell, the ferris wheel manager accidently shut the power off while flirting with some woman. The ride should be starting up right about―."
GROAN! Just as he'd predicted, the wheel started to turn again. Not being able to take it anymore, I rip my jacket off, bundle it up in my lap, and plant my face into it until the ride is over. When we're finally on the sweet, merciful ground again, I fight the urge to get down on my knees and kiss it. We find Bree, and I grab both of their faces into each of my hands while flicking my glaring eyes between both of their nervous ones.
"Never. EVER. Again." They both shake their heads ferociously.
"Agreed," Bree says when I remove my hands. "Hey, I want to show you the art gallery. Don't worry, it's on the ground."
"That sounds pretty cool," I reply.
Chase pulls out his cellphone and says, "You guys go on ahead. Leo and Adam want me to go on the Criminal Escape Route with them, since they need a third person. Call or text whenever."
"Alright, be sure to keep your insides inside of you," Bree advised.
Chase grimaced and said, "I'll try my best. See you later, Lennox."
"Okay, have fun," I smirked.
He put a hand on his stomach and said, "We'll see," before walking towards Adam and Leo.
Bree waited a few minutes, watching Chase leave. When he was out of sight, she nearly exploded. "Did you guys kiss?!" People began to look our way with confusion and irritation mixing into their expressions.
"Shhh!" I hiss, covering her mouth. "People are staring! And no, we didn't kiss, Bree!"
She threw my hand aside and said, "But you were going to, right?"
I blushed a deep scarlet and muttered, "No…I don't know." She gave me another one of those looks and I blurted, "Probably."
Bree squealed and wrapped me into a quick hug. "You two are so in love! He's going to kiss you then marry you and then we'll be sisters for real! And then you'll make me about seven nieces and nephews, then I'll be an aunt! Oh my God, I'm so excited!"
"Bree, keep it down! And we are not in love; I'm sure he has like some huge crush on a cheerleader or something and doesn't even think of me…like that," I said, feeling disappointed at my own words.
"Oh shut up," Bree rolled her eyes. "That boy is so in love with you, he won't even be able to look at any other girls. Now come on, the gallery closes in 45 minutes."
She dragged me through the congested crowd to a small, dark blue wooden building with white trim. It looked like an old, mini barn. The double doors were open and inside were millions of different colors, pulling my eyes and mind towards them. Right by the door was a beautiful white sculpture of a mother holding her baby girl in her arms. Looking closely at the face, she could almost be my mother, Layna. I shake it off and move to the next piece which was a painting of a tree that had arms and hands where the roots should've been. "That's awesome," I told Bree.
I was trying to go forward to the next one, but something was keeping me back. I looked down to see what is was, but all I felt was a pull and all I saw was…nothing. I tried walking and I was pushed back yet again. "Bree, why can't I go anywhere?" I asked her.
"I have no idea. Let me try," she says. She moved passed me and walked right on. "I don't get it! Why can I come back here but you can't?"
"I don't know. Why don't you call Chase? Maybe this has happened to him, too," I suggested, frustrated.
To our surprise, Bree's phone starts to ring and she pulls it out. "It's Chase," she says. "Hello? Really? Lennox can't either! Do you know what it is? Just stay where you are, we'll be right there!"
She grabbed my hand and pulled me out of the gallery. "He said that the same thing was happening to him and he couldn't get on the ride. He thinks that he may know what it is but he's not sure," Bree informed me. A smile started to form on her lips and she said, "Chase sounded worried about you."
I rolled my eyes, "When will you get over that? I told you, he probably likes someone else anyway."
"And I told you, he couldn't even if he wanted to."
I stopped in my tracks, frozen again, at the sight before me: Chase was holding some tall, blonde girl's hand and laughing. "Are you sure about that, Bree?"
Chase POV A few minutes earlier…
I'd just got off the phone with Bree when two girls from school, Janelle and Mallory, came over to where Leo, Adam and I were. Leo and Janelle were one of those 'we like each other but we're afraid to really admit it' couples. Mallory was her tall, brown-eyed, blonde friend. She was really smart and pretty (she had nothing on Lennox, though). I remember when I had a little crush on her a few months after I first came to school. She completely shot me down, too; it was embarrassing. Lately, she's been acting all weird and giggly around me.
Anyway, Janelle went over to Leo and said, "Hey, want to go on the 3D Pig Zombie Simulation with me? Mallory's too scared."
His eyes lit up and he nearly screamed in her face, "Yes! Ahem. I mean, sure, sounds cool. I guess." Real smooth, Leo.
"Cool," Janelle said, and they walked there together. Just before they were out of sight, I saw them lock their hands together; typical.
I turned my head back to Mallory and Adam and saw that Mallory was staring at me. "So, Chase, have you heard about the Fall Dance? It's boys ask girls, you know," she said, batting her eyes. She grabbed my hand and started that damn giggling again. Not sure what to say, I laugh nervously and then Adam started laughing, too; weird kid. My eyes began to travel elsewhere so I didn't have to make eye contact with her, when they landed on Lennox and Bree. Perfect.
I snatched my hand back and rushed towards them. "Hey guys, how's life?"
"Just fine," Lennox snapped coldly, crossing her arms. What's wrong with her?
"Hey Chasie! Why'd you leave? Who's she?" Mallory said, narrowing her eyes at Lennox.
"You know, I could ask you the same thing," Lennox shot back, glaring.
I shifted forward a little, between them. "Um, Lennox, this is Leo's 'girlfriend's' best friend, Mallory," I explained, putting air quotes around 'girlfriend'. "Mallory, this is my friend, Lennox. She just moved here."
"Oh," she said, rolling her big brown eyes. "I'm gonna go find Janelle. See you later, cutie," Mallory said, patting my cheek. I have no idea where Adam went. Oh well, we'll find him…eventually.
"What were you doing with her?" Bree asked me, crossing her arms, too. Okay, what on Earth did I do? (A/N: Poor Chase is so oblivious)
"Nothing, we need to talk about what happened with us," I said, gesturing to Lennox and I.
"Fine," Lennox said again.
"Well, I think it might have to do with my Magnetism App. Do you have one?" I asked her.
"I got one a few weeks ago," I muttered.
"I think it may have to do with that then. How far away were you from me when you were in the gallery?"
"About 299.78 feet, I think."
I thought about what she said: 299.78 feet. Hm... "Maybe our Magnetism Apps are synced and we won't be able to get more than 300 feet away from each other without feeling our magnetic pull. That's the only real explanation I can think of," I said, furrowing my brow.
Bree snapped her fingers and said, "Why don't we test it?"
"Good idea, you guys stay here. I'll walk towards the ferris wheel which is about 100 yards away," I told them, before walking off. Just as I thought, when I got about 290 feet away, I start to feel a slight pull. At 300 feet exactly, I couldn't move any farther. I went back to them and said, "But if you got your app a few weeks ago, then why is it doing this now?"
"Well, I deactivated it just before I arrived and then reactivated it yesterday. It must have synced up with your then, when I was so close to another app," Lennox said.
I thought about that as well. If we both keep our apps activated, which I always did, then how will we be able to go in separate directions if we're like on a mission, or something? "Why don't we go home and talk to Mr. Davenport about this? Maybe he can explain it better," I told them.
"Sounds good to me," Bree said. Lennox just nodded.
When Chase, Bree and Leo finally found Adam (he was at a fortune teller's booth being told that he'd be a famous racecar driver when he's nineteen), we piled back into the car to go home. I was riding shotgun this time, thank God. I can barely even look at Chase, and Leo, don't get me started on Leo. During the ride, all I could see was Chase holding that Mallory girl's hand. I thought maybe he sort of like me, did he not try to kiss me on the ferris wheel? I knew I couldn't do this, I KNEW he's never like a dorky mess like me. Whatever I'd thought we were growing, was just some stupid teenage illusion. But did he have to play me like that? Did he have to screw with my feelings? I miss Emily so much right now; I wish I could just talk to her. Ugh…men.
When we pulled in the garage, Adam said, "I'm hungry, how about you guys?" We all agreed and followed him through the front door. After dinner (alfredo tortellini and mozzarella sticks, yum), Chase told Davenport what we discovered at the pier. Chase finished telling him our theory and Don just nodded. "Yeah, I knew that was probably going to happen. I guess I just forgot to tell you guys, oops."
Are you kidding me? That just happened to slip his mind? "So if we keep our apps on forever, we will always have to be within a 300 feet radius of each other?" I ask.
"Yes, unless one of you deactivates your app, of course. This can always be reactivated when you need it."
We both let that sink in and I say, "Good to know."
"Well off to bed, you two," Don says. "You guys have got school in the morning."
"Yeah, yeah," I say. "Goodnight, Mr. Davenport."
"Goodnight, Lennox. Goodnight Chase."
"See you in the morning, Davenport," Chase calls over his shoulder.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! I hear loud pounds on my door and I'm instantly awake. I peer at my clock with my squinting eyes: 3:08. Ugh, I toss my blankets back over my head and say, "Go away. Some of us like to sleep and NOT wake up in the ungodly hours of the morning!"
"Lennox, get up!" I hear Donald say. "It's an emergency! You have your first mission…and it needs completed now. Most of the country depends on it!"
I spring back up and my first thought: Oh my God, I forgot to do my algebra book quiz.
A/N: I am so incredibly sorry guys! I'm ashamed at how long it took to update, I promise I didn't forget! Can you ever forgive me? Anyway, what do you think the mission is going to be? And will Lennox learn the truth about Mallory or will she be cold to Chase forever? And what did you think about the Magnetism Apps syncing? I want to know what you guys think! Oh, I'm thinking about writing a JerryxOC story about Kickin It, should I? Anyway, review and you get a cupcake! (Cupcakes are way fancier than cookies :] ) See ya next chapter, hopefully sooner! Don't give up on me guys!