***The basic idea for this came from spoilers for an upcoming episode (Get Off My Boyfriend). The second part will be loosely based on spoilers for another episode (Babe, I'm gonna leave you) and an episode of Saved by the Bell!



Jackie lay on her bed staring at the ceiling. The tears had stopped, but she couldn't get the picture of Hyde's face out of her head. He looked crushed. When she had walked into the basement and saw Kelso kissing Annette, why the hell did she yell "get off my boyfriend" and then run away?

Before she could answer this question for herself, there was a knock at the door. "Jackie, are you ok?" Donna asked as she walked into the room.

"Donna," Jackie said in a grouchy way, "the polite thing to do is knock."

"Ok," Donna replied, "so you don't want to talk about this mess." She turned to leave, but Jackie grabbed her arm.

"Wait, wait." Jackie looked curious. "What happened after I left?"

"You mean after you bolted out of the basement like your ass was on fire? Well," Donna took a deep breath before spewing out the laundry list of activities. "Kelso practically did a dance on the table while singing about two girls being into him. Hyde went into his room right away, so I don't know, but judging by the look on his face, he's not happy. Fez was upset because he thought you yelled at him, since his hand was on Hyde's shoulder when you came in and yelled 'get off my boyfriend'. You remember Hyde, right? Your actual boyfriend. Anyway, Fez was sulking, but Eric was explaining the situation to him when I left. Oh, and Annette just looked confused." Donna released the remaining air she had stored.

"Donna," Jackie frowned. "How could I do this? I hurt Steven.."

"Yeah, you really did." Donna interrupted. "I mean, I know he has feelings and all, but I guess I just didn't realize he used them that often. But, apparently this time..he was."

"Thanks, Donna." Jackie said sarcastically. "That's real helpful..what am I going to do?"

"Well, I think the first step is deciding how you feel? Do you want Kelso back? I don't see how that's possible, but do you?" Donna waited for an answer.

"NO!" Jackie screamed. "Of course not. I love being with Steven."

"Well, you have a funny way of showing it." Donna scolded playfully.

"Donna!" Jackie wailed. "It's not funny. I may have just lost Steven forever. That's a really long time."

"Why did you do it?" Donna asked seriously.

Jackie sat and stared at her in silence.

Back in the basement, Eric and Fez sat on the couch discussing the situation. "I am glad I am not the reason Hyde and Jackie are breaking up. That would be a bad Fez." Fez looked relieved, but sad. "This is so sad, but I have Nina, so I am happy....this is too many feeling to have at once." He paused. "Did I mention I am no longer a virgin?"

"Fez, no one said anything about them breaking up." Eric responded. "They can fix this..somehow...maybe..if Hyde gets amnesia..and forgets that Jackie ever burned him in front of everyone." Now Eric paused for a minute. "And, we all know you did it with Nina. You told us like 20 times before Jackie came in...in great detail."

Kelso plopped down on the couch in between Fez and Eric. "I totally saw it coming."

"Yes, Nina and I have a great passion that can not be ignored." Fez smiled proudly.

"Not that..although congratulations, man." Kelso gave Fez a thumbs up, but then got back on track. "I'm talking about Jackie. I mean come on, Jackie and Hyde? It's been like the Twilight Zone around here. It looks like things are finally going to get back to normal."

"Uh, Kelso," Eric said looking at Annette. "I think you have other things to worry about besides Jackie and Hyde's relationship."

Kelso turned to look at Annette too, then turned back to Eric. "Like what?"

"I don't know. The weather, your hair...the blond girl you were just kissing two seconds ago." Eric stared back at Kelso.

"What's wrong with my hair?" Kelso looked concerned, but soon realized that Eric was talking about Annette. "I love her." Kelso said, smiling and pulling Annette onto his lap.

"Michael, I'm confused. Jackie just yelled at me for kissing you, but I thought she was your ex-girlfriend. I don't like to be yelled at. What are you going to do about Jackie?"

"Yeah, Kelso," Eric smiled. "What about Jackie?"

Kelso looked to Fez for help. "Oh, Kelso...what about Jackie?"

"Baby," Kelso said, looking at Annette. "I'm sorry I am so attractive. It's a curse. However, I think there is more than enough of me to go around."

"Oh, Michael." Annette sighed. "It's so nice of you to share yourself." She giggled and kissed him.

"I am going to be sick." Eric rolled his eyes and got up off the couch.

"You know this gives me needs!" Fez shouted, and left for the DMV to find Nina.

In his room, Hyde rested on his bed. He would never cry, unless seriously injured, but his eyes looked very sad. As soon as he heard the knock on the door, he shouted "Go away, Forman."

"Hyde, now is not the time to pretend to be strong. Let's talk about your feelings." Eric stifled a laugh.

"Forman, don't make me come out there and pound you." Hyde said, sitting up.

"Hey, man. Whatever makes you feel better." Eric replied.

"You're not going away, are you?" Hyde asked as he walked across the room to open the door. When he opened the door, he saw that Eric had carried the folding chair over and was sitting in it with a magazine.

"To answer your question, no." Eric said as he got up and walked into the room.

Hyde left the door open and went back to sit on his bed.

"So," Eric looked uncomfortable. "How's it going?"

Hyde rolled his eyes.

At Jackie's house, Jackie answered the million dollar question on everyone's mind. "I don't know. I made a mistake, Donna."

"Good answer, Jackie, good answer." Donna looked serious. "If you ever hope to fix things with Hyde, that is something you need to figure out."

"Donna, I really don't know. It was force of habit." Jackie shrugged.

"Force of habit?" Donna stared at Jackie skeptically. "You've been with Hyde for like months now and haven't given Kelso the time of day. Now, all of a sudden, coincidentally when Kelso is kissing some other girl, you fall back in the habit of thinking he's your boyfriend?"

"Donna," Jackie gushed, "you do understand!"

"No, Jackie, I don't...and Hyde won't either." Donna snapped. "The relationship you had with Hyde is nothing like what you had with Kelso. He's not just going to forgive and forget because you say it's just force of habit."

Jackie got very angry. "Well, what should I tell him? Should I tell him that I was jealous of Michael kissing Annette because I like it better when he's pining over me? Will he understand that, Donna? Will he understand that even though I love him, I need Michael as a backup for when he dumps me, so it won't hurt as much? Maybe he'll understand that Michael was my boyfriend for so long that seeing him with a serious girlfriend still looks wrong. Huh, Donna, what will he understand?"

"Jackie," Donna looked sympathetic for a few seconds. "He's not gonna understand any of that!" Donna processed everything Jackie said. "Hold on..you love Hyde?"

"Oh my God, Donna." Jackie looked excited after thinking about everything she had said. "Yes..I love Steven."

"You know what, you need to talk to Kelso. If you don't, then you're never going to understand why you reacted the way you did to him kissing Annette. And, if you don't figure that out, you'll never be able to work things out with Hyde." Donna stated matter-of-factly.

"You're right. I need to talk to Michael." Jackie grabbed her coat and walked out the door. After a few seconds, she walked back in. "Um, Donna, could you go get him for me. I can't go to Eric's. I can't face Steven until I see Michael."

"Alright, but don't expect me to get involved in your love life ever again." Donna said pointing at Jackie. "I'm only doing this because you're so misguided, you probably couldn't even find your way to Eric's right now." Donna turned and walked out the door.

In Hyde's room, Eric watched as Hyde snapped out of his mini-depression and entered denial. "Look, man." Hyde cleared his throat and continued. "The Jackie thing was fun while it lasted. It was never serious. I was just passing time. I think we all knew she'd end up with Kelso."

"Man, you shaved your beard for her!" Eric reminded him.

"Beards grow back. I just did it to cheer her up. If you were sad, I'd shave my beard for you too." Hyde smiled.

"Wow, Hyde, that actually means a lot." Eric smiled back, but shook his head to get back to the topic at hand. "You can say whatever you want, but you and I both know that you felt something for her. Plus, I'm sure there's a logical explanation for Jackie saying what she said."

"Yeah, she still thinks of Kelso as her boyfriend." Hyde said bitterly before returning to his zen state. "But like I said, it doesn't matter. Whatever, man."

Eric got serious. "The thing is, Hyde, it does matter. I mean, maybe you belong with Jackie, maybe you don't. But telling yourself it doesn't matter isn't going to make it hurt less if you lose her. And..if you tell her it doesn't matter, you will definitely lose her." Eric walked out of the room, leaving Hyde alone to think about Jackie. The thought of losing her brought the sad eyes back to his face.

The basement had cleared during the time Eric had been in Hyde's room. He plopped on the couch, just as Donna walked in. "How's Hyde?" she asked, sitting down next to Eric.

"I'm gonna have to go with a mixture of denial and bitterness..topped off with a whole lotta hurt." Eric said, putting his arm around her shoulders.

"That good, huh?" Donna smiled weakly.

"Yup...how's Jackie?" Eric asked.

"Really confused. I saw Kelso out in the driveway with Annette and told him he had to go talk to her. He asked if he could bring Annette, but I said no." Donna looked at Eric.

"I think that's for the best." Eric nodded in agreement. "So, where is she?"

"Oh, I sent her over to my house." Donna smiled. "I told her that Bob could use some company."

"There's a sweet girl." Eric gave Donna a quick kiss. "You remember when we broke up?"

"Vaguely." Donna smiled. "Don't miss those days."

"Really?" Eric questioned. "I kinda miss those days. Who doesn't like being depressed, angry, and alone. I think it gave me an edge."

Donna laughed and kissed him, as both put the troubles of their friends out of their minds for awhile.

***I will have part two soon, since I have time to write. Please let me know what you think!