This Is My Cinderella Story

Chapter 6: I'll Be The Biggest Fan Of Your Life

Last Time

"So I'm just someone you can play with until I get old?" I glared slightly at Julia. It was hard to look at her knowing that she was only with me to keep her status from crashing.

"Don't take it personally Spike. You're still a great boyfriend but you're not for me but hey we'll still go to prom together and everything. It's only right that the king and queen go together." With that she placed a kiss on my lips and walked away, leaving me to stand alone like a lost soul. Sometimes I hate being me.

Now


Faye's P.O.V

Oh my god I'm freaking out here. We finally made it and are making our way through the lobby into the room that was holding the dance. Before I was about to make my grand entrance though Shin caught me by the shoulders.

"Look I'll be around the punch bowl knowing my luck but if this guy isn't all what you think he is than come find me and we'll go." Shin said slipping off his cape from my shoulders.

"I thought you said he would be absolutely perfect." I responded with a knowing smirk.

"Oh now you listen to me. Faye I don't have any doubt that he isn't perfect I just want to make sure you don't get hurt. You're like my little sister now and I wouldn't want any guys playing with you." At that point Shin was looking anywhere but my face. I knew it embarrassed him to open up like that to anybody so I just hugged him.

"Thanks Shin that means a lot to me coming from you." I said letting him go. I finally realized one thing.

"Shin we have to be back before midnight or Fiona we'll find out I left." I looked at him to see him think it over.

"Give me your phone" I lifted my dress a little over my ankle and reached down to pick up my cell phone that was clipped onto my shoe strap. I gave it to him and watched him set the alarm.

"Ok it's set a quarter to midnight." I nodded as he gave my phone back and I clipped it back on my shoe strap. Shin already started making his way downstairs where I saw a lot of the kids from my school dancing.

Now that I was really looking around I was seeing that the room was covered in bright lights that circled the room and hung around pillars. There were some tables that were pushed to the side and a bar that served none alcoholic drinks of course in the middle back of the room. There were a few big speakers playing loud music. I felt like I was in some sort of dance club.

When the world is darker than I can understand.
When nothing turns out the way I planned.
When the sky turns gray and there's no end in sight.
When I can't sleep through the lonely night.

Taking a big deep breath I placed on foot on the step soon followed by the other and made my way downstairs where I saw everyone stop what they were doing and watch me descend. I made eye contact with some but than decided to just look ahead of me ignoring the stares. Just breathe.

I turn to you. Like a flower leaning toward the sun.
I turn to you. 'Cos you're the only one.
Who can turn me around when I'm upside down.
I turn to you.


Spike's P.O.V

After the blow Julia landed earlier I felt a little crummy. I was hoping that when Romani got here she would finally bring me back at peace but she wasn't and that made feel even worse.

When my insides are wracked with anxiety.
You have the touch that will quiet me.
You lift my spirit. You melt the ice.
When I need inspiration, when I need advice.

Some how feeling the crowd get quiet I turn to see the cause only to lay eyes on a girl I've never seen before. Just by looking at her I knew she was Romani. She walked with such grace and held a sense of confidence around her. Her white gown trailing behind like a small train down the stairs. She was beautiful and I wasn't about to deny that yet I felt like I met her before but how could I have forgotten such a face?

I turn to you. Like a flower leaning toward the sun.
I turn to you. 'Cos you're the only one.
Who can turn me around when I'm upside down.
I turn to you.

I pushed my way through the crowd walking towards her. I had to know if it was Romani. I had to know if she was real or if it was all just a dream my sick and twisted mind made up in a cruel attempt to make me face reality. Ignoring the fact that Julia was watching me from afar I continued walking up to her.


Faye's P.O.V

After making my entrance everybody went back to dancing or whatever they were doing leaving me to push through the crowd. I made my way to the middle of the dance floor. Looking above I saw a huge chandelier with small crystals hanging all around it. Feeling a tap on my shoulder I turned my gaze over at the last person I expected to see.

"Romani?" My eyes widened. This wasn't possible he couldn't be Gorgio. He wasn't supposed to be. I knew this was to good to be true.

"Spike Spiegal, star quarter back most popular guy in school? You're Gorgio?" I responded in shock. I still couldn't believe it was Spike. This was all wrong especially the part where I am speaking with my stepsister's boyfriend via email.

"Yeah sorry that my costume doesn't hide my identity." He chuckled giving me one of those sympathetic smirks. I was thinking over the possibility of just walking away find Shin and just go back to the diner.

Where would I be? What would I do?
If you'd never helped me through.
I hope someday if you've lost your way.
You could turn to me like I turn to you.

"This was a mistake. I have to go." I turned around and started walking back towards the stairs but didn't make it as far to the first step. Spike made sure that I wouldn't

"This isn't a mistake." He stood in front me blocking my exit.

"Do you even know who I am?" I snapped at him.

"You're Romani. The girl I always wanted to meet. I know exactly know who you are. What's your name?" I rolled my eyes at this. Of course he knew who I was, note sarcasm.

I turn to you. Like a flower leaning toward the sun.
I turn to you. 'Cos you're the only one.

"How is it that the most popular boy in school is really some guy who finds girls on the Internet? I thought…"

"Just thought I was one of those guys who sit in the back corner of Starbucks writing poetry." He interrupted mid sentence but at least he was on the button. I nodded in agreement. "I told you once that when I'm around other people I have to pretend to be someone else but when I'm with you."

"…You're exactly who you want to be. I remember that." He nodded. We stayed quiet after that.

Who can turn me around when I'm upside down.
I turn to you.

I turn to you. When fear tells me to turn around.
I turn to you. 'Cos you're the only one.

Who can turn me around when I'm upside down.

"Look I'm not really into big crowds. So do you want to walk outside for a bit and talk?" I nodded and we both headed outside.

I turn to you. I turn to you. I turn to you.


Spike's P.O.V

"So you seem to know a lot about me yet I don't know much about you. How about I ask you a question than you can ask me one?" We walked through the garden of the hotel. Flowers of all different kinds were stern everywhere especially white and pink roses. She seemed to know so much about me. I want to know as much of her as she knew of me.

"All right."

"Were you disappointed when you found out I was Gorgio?"

"Surprisingly no just shocked. What about your girlfriend?" I cringed at the mention of Julia. Now that I have found Romani I knew I had to get rid of Julia.

"We're done. She was only with me for the fame she never really wanted to be with me." I saw her roll her eyes as if she knew something I didn't but I let it passed and asked my next question.

"Now if we were to ever go out and eat what would you want?"

"Pizza. Why does that matter?" She asked.

"Hey I like a girl with a hearty appetite besides you just eliminated about 50 of the girls at our school." I heard laughed as we ended up walking into a small courtyard that was covered in even more pink and white roses. Glittering white lights sparkled up in the trees giving off enough light in the center of the courtyard. I didn't even notice small group of musicians tuning up their violins.

"If I asked you to dance would you say yes?" I stopped walking and stood right in front of her looking down into her vibrant green eyes.

"There's no music." She looked up into mine's as well.

"So what?" I shrugged my shoulders and held my hand out hoping she'll accept.

"Then yes." She smiled at me placing her hand into my outstretched one. I gently wrapped my arm around her waist laying my hand on her small back and we slowly started swaying. I'm guessing the musicians I didn't notice earlier noticed us and started playing a soft slow dancing tune.

The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath
Emeralds from mountains thrust toward the sky
Never revealing their depth


Faye's P.O.V

Someone pinch me this is all a dream. There's no possible way I can be dancing with Spike Spiegal of all people. If this is heaven than sign me up for the next trip. I felt so warm in his arms I didn't want to pull away. All of my negative thoughts of this being wrong flew out my mind and I just joined the dance with my prince charming.

Tell me that we belong together
Dress it up with the trappings of love
I'll be captivated
I'll hang from your lips
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above

"How come I've never seen you?" He asked as we both swayed together in rhythm not daring to stop dancing.

"Maybe you're were looking but not really seeing." I answered truthfully. He has seen me I'm surprised he hasn't even recognized yet but that goes to show you he really wasn't looking at me.

I'll be your crying shoulder
I'll be love suicide
I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life

With that thought in mind my smile dropped a little. I'm guessing Spike noticed it too since he dropped my hand but still held my back.

Rain falls angry on the tin roof

As we lie awake in my bed
You're my survival, you're my living proof
My love is alive not dead
Tell me that we belong together
Dress it up with the trappings of love
I'll be captivated I'll hang from your lips
And stand at the gallows of heartache, that hang from above

"What's wrong?" His hand cupped the side of my face bring it to eye level. I tried pulling it away but he gently held it back in place.

"Would you ever want to see me again?" I suddenly decided to ask. He chuckled a bit before answering.

"Yeah… in a heartbeat."

I'll be your crying shoulder
I'll be love suicide
I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life

Spike pulled away and picked a pink rose from the garden. He broke the stem making it shorter and placed over my ear. Wrapping his arms around my waist again as we slowly started inching towards each other. My breath caught in my throat at this moment

I've been dropped out, burned up, fought my way back from the dead

Tuned in, turned on, remembered the things that you said

I'll be your crying shoulder
I'll be love suicide
I'll be better when I'm older
I'll be the greatest fan of your life

Beep, beep, beep, beep. Oh not now. I silently cursed to myself as my phone rang signaling it was a quarter to midnight. The sound made us pull away not even getting to land a small kiss.

"I have to go." I said. Spike stood dumbfounded at the moment.

"You got a curfew?"

"Something like that." I started running back towards the hotel, leaving Spike behind to himself.

"Wait!" He called out. I could tell he was following me so I moved faster hoping he wouldn't catch up. I knew if I stayed I wouldn't leave the second time around.

I made it back inside the party trying to find Shin. I saw him trying to put the moves on Julia but she wasn't buying it. Trying to make it across the dance I accidentally knocked into someone causing to almost lose my balance. I latched on to this person's arm before I could fall to the ground.

"Faye-Faye?"

"Ed?" I looked at the girl in front of me dressed, as Alice that was indeed Ed. "How did you know it was me?"

"Silly Faye-Faye Ed can never forget you but Ed thought mean mommy person was making Faye-Faye work today." Ed looked at me with curious eyes.

"She did Ed but I snuck out to meet someone but you have to promise to keep this a secret. Fiona nor Julia can not know about this ok?"

"Got it Faye-Faye! I promise." With a salute Ed began dancing again twirling around making her dress look bigger. I shook my head in amusement before making it towards Shin.

"Shin we got to go." I said urgently putting myself between him and Julia. Shin gave me a pleading look begging to stay but I simply shook my head.

"Well mi lady I must bid you adieu." Shin regretfully said taking Julia's hand but she snatched it away before he could lay his lips on it.

"Yeah just go already!" She snapped. I suddenly felt myself being whirled around and facing Julia.

"You're the one who was trying to steal my boyfriend!" I cringed. I was scared that she'd notice that's it me but I'm guessing she's to mad to even try and figure out who I'm really am. I saw Julia lift her hand in mid-air but stopped as she realized my stare wasn't on her anymore. Following my gaze Julia turned around to see Spike staring back at her and she knew she was caught. He started to run towards us and I took that as the opportunity to run. So I grabbed Shin's arm and we both started running up the stairs and out the door. During all that I didn't realized I dropped my phone onto the staircase I just kept running until we reached Shin's car.

"Oh my god Spike Spiegal almost kissed me." I opened the car door and got into the passenger seat while Shin took off his cape and threw it in the back before getting in as well.

"Well Julia was totally into to me. So had did Spike take it when he found out it was you?" He asked starting the car and pulling out of our parking spot.

"He didn't know it was because I didn't tell him." I Slipped off my mask and threw it in the back seat along with Shin's cape.

"What? Why not?" He asked while I stared out the car window.

"Because Shin he's expecting someone with classy looks and good standards not Faye Valentine some girl who buses tables at Fiona's Diner." I countered bitterly. I feel so stupid right now. I couldn't believe I let myself go through with this. I should've left when I had the chance. Shin stayed quit after that as he drove back to the diner.

Shin dropped me off at the diner and I got dressed back in the kitchen before making it back to the dining room. Once there I explained to everyone about my night with Spike Spiegal and how we danced under the stars. I also mentioned the fact that after this night Spike is not to know who I am. Romani is dead.


Spike's P.O.V

After standing awhile by myself I asked myself what the hell I was doing before taking off and following the girl of my dreams. I didn't know what made me want to go after her I should've just let her walk away but I couldn't. Something told me to go after to her and I'd be damned if I just let her walk out of my life.

I finally made it inside only to find that Julia was about to hit her. I soon locked eyes with Romani knowing she has spotted me. Julia turned as well and I looked at her with hatred evident in my eyes. I couldn't believe that after all the shit she told me about her using me for popularity that she was going to hit the one woman I found that didn't care for my popularity status but just the real Spike Spiegal.

I started to run towards them in hopes of reaching Romani but she grabbed some guy dressed as Zorro and ran off again. I continued running after them though only to be stopped be Julia blocking my way.

"Spike I'm sorry I didn't mean what I said earlier. I love you and I was just acting stupid." She wrapped her arms around me burying her face into my chest. I just stood there with a frown on my face upset at the fact that she was stopping me from reaching the one thing I really want. I grabbed Julia by the shoulders and pulled her away from me staring right into her face.

"Julia just stay away from me. It's over." I said my frown never leaving my face. I let her go and started running after Romani again. Julia's interference cost me to miss her. I looked left and right but couldn't find her I knew she was gone. Turning around my eyes fell upon a silver cell phone lying on the floor. I picked it up knowing that it belonged to her. I held it for a second before putting it in my back pocket and heading back to the dance.


A/N: Phew! That has got to be the longest chapter I wrote so far for this. I actually had tons of fun writing this but part of me thinks this is crap but hey I'll let you be the judge of that.

some mexican chick- I know Ed does look cute. I actually saw her wear actual costume on a website during Halloween.

The-InFamous-Bounty-Hunter- I know I hate her to but she's one of those people we have to tolerate because she's just there but hey I'm glad you're like it so far.

Kendra Luehr- To tell you the truth I didn't think people wore wedding dresses to prom either but it makes sense I guess.

lydrel- I'm not saying you rush me with updates. I'm just saying that I need to get my act together and update as ofter as possible because I don't want people losing interest in the story but thanks for waiting like a patient reader.

Female SSBM Fan- Little word of advice I take everybody's reviews seriously. Anything you want I'll try and fit in. Yep that's my motto …or at least until I find a new one.