-1Chapter 66 - Eclipse Of The Heart

Jude: "Thanks." she whispered in his ear "Can I ask for a favor?"

Speed: "Spill it." he said. Jude grabbed her journal and turned to a page. She explained her plan and send Speed on his way.

Speed stepped out and in search of Tommy. He found him sitting behind the kitchen counter with Georgia. He walked over to the pair confident and a little scared at he same time.

Speed: "Ah, just the man I was looking for." he said stretching his arm out and around Tommy's shoulders. Tommy eyed him suspiciously and took Speed's arm off him.

Tommy: "What kind of trouble are you in now?" he asked curiously. Georgia sipped at her coffee quietly and watched Speed, thinking of all the ways he could have screwed up something. The boss part of her was already going over ideas on how to fix the situation without even knowing what kind of situation it was. Speed smiled sweetly and looked like he was hurt by his remark. She knew he was up to something.

Speed: "Me? In trouble? Come on man, I just need your help with a song."

Tommy: "A song? That's it?" he asked taking a quick look at Georgia disbelievingly. She rolled her eyes quietly.

Speed: "Yeah, a song. I'm stuck."

Tommy: "Not now, it can wait." he brushed him off. The last thing he wanted to do was work on a song when he had just had the biggest fight of his life with the person he cared about the most in the world.

Speed: "No, now before my musical genius is drained." Georgia coughed her coffee back up as he said that and sat the mug down. She reached for a couple of tissues to clean up the mess she had just made. Speed ignored her.

Tommy: "If you were such a musical genius you wouldn't be needing my help." and there it was, Tommy's witty remarks were back.

Speed: "Oh come on, us geniuses need to help each other." he whined.

Tommy: "Geniuses, is that even a word?" he asked looking at Georgia who was about to break out in laughter any second.

Tony and Sam boarded the plane. As it took off he sat there quietly looking out of the tiny window of his private aircraft. He smiled thinking of all the good times he had with Jude. He had really come to care about her. She was special in her own way but her heart would have never belonged to him. Even though he really didn't like Tommy too much he knew that he would make her happy. His private air phone rang and Sam picked it up.

Sam: "Tony, your manager wants to know if you're up for the main role in some new movie by Steven Spielberg?" he asked holding on to the receiver. Tony looked at Sam and smiled. A few hours ago he was doing music and now he was back to his real calling; movies.

Tony: "I'm in." he said and turned back to the window. "I hope you're happy, Jude. I'll never forget you." he whispered as the plane took off.

Tommy got up and followed Speed slowly to the studio. The last thing he wanted to do was work on a song but there he was anyways. Speed opened the door and peeped inside than stepped to the side and let Tommy go in first. As soon as Tommy was in the room Speed shut the door closed and Tommy heard him lock it.

Tommy: "Speed, what the hell are you doing?" he asked turning towards the now locked door. Tommy reached out and turned the knob but it wouldn't budge.

Speed: "Sorry man but you'll thank me later." he yelled from behind the door.

Jude: "Tommy." she said stepping out of the recording booth. Tommy turned around and saw Jude.

Tommy: "What's going on here?" he asked furious but he already knew the answer. He was conned by these two. He felt stupid for not seeing it earlier.

Tommy: "Speed, open this door right now." he demanded. Speed felt a hand on his shoulder and turned around. It was Georgia. He froze. This was the end of Jude's plan.

Georgia: "You think this will solve everything? Locking them in together?" she asked nodding at the door. Speed shrugged. Truthfully, he has no idea what Jude was thinking locking herself in a room with Tommy Quincy, who was acting like his aunt Flow was down for a monthly visit.

Speed: "It can't cause any more damage?" he asked not really knowing what else to say. He was caught.

Georgia: "Let's hope you're right." she said "Cause if you're not Tommy can fire you now that he's the boss." she added and walked away. The reality of the situation just hit him: he had locked his boss in with the one person he wanted to be far away from right now.

Sadie sat in the large office. She thought her interview a few days ago had gone over well but she hadn't heard from anybody since. Lisa, the editor walked inside and greeted Sadie.

Lisa: "So I won't beat around the bush I know we've kept you waiting for long enough." she said smiling at Sadie, who was at the edge of her chair.

Lisa: "After viewing you're application and after our interview, congratulations, you're our new fashion consultant intern. Welcome to Teen Vogue." she smiled widely. Sadie beamed.

She walked out of the large building and looked back. She couldn't believe she just got an internship for Teen Vogue. It was a dream job for her. Leaving Canada was the best decision she had ever made. She stopped on the middle of the street and screamed of joy. People looked at her as though she was crazy but the truth was she had never been happier.

Jude: "He won't open the door until I tell him to." she said. Tommy looked at her.

Tommy: "Than tell him to open it." he said clenching his fists. He shouldn't have been forced to be in a locked room with her. He needed time to think things over. He needed space from her.

Jude: "Just listen to me." she tried to reason.

Tommy: "I think you've said enough."

Jude: "You have no other choice. Just give me five minutes and you can go." she said. He turned towards the door again and realized he had no other choice and she was right. He noticed the determination in her eyes and he knew she'd be locked in the whole night if that was what it took. This girl was determined to be heard and if he knew Jude even a little he'd know she wasn't going to give up.

Jude: "Sit down." she said. He wasn't moving "Please?" she asked. He walked over to the other side of the room and took a seat. Jude walked over to the door and knocked lightly. In a split second the door opened and Speed ran inside locking the door behind him once more. Tommy jumped up, this was his chance to get out of here. All he had to do was take the key from Speed, unlock the door and leave.

Speed: "Ah aaa." he shook his head and threw the key inside his underpants. "Don't even think about it." he said. Jude looked shocked. Tommy took the defeat and sat back down quietly. He sure as hell wasn't going to go into Speed's underwear. God only knew what had made it's home in there.

Tommy: "Fine, now what?" he asked. Speed took a seat behind an old piano that had barely ever been used anymore while Jude took her guitar.

Tommy: "I don't need a private concert. I've seen you both perform plenty of times."

Jude: "Just SHUT UP and listen, QUINCY. For once in your life JUST LISTEN, damn it." she almost yelled. Tommy was taken aback by the change in her tone. She looked at him hurt and he had to turn away. If he had continued to looked at her he would have given in and at this point that was not an option.

Speed hit a few buttons on the sound board and started to play the piano slowly. Instrumentals from the sound board joined it for a dramatic effect.

Speed: "Turn around." he sang gently.

Jude: "Every now and then I get a little bit lonely, and you're never coming around." she sang softly. Her eyes were closed, her hands were settled still over the cords of her guitar.

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears."

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by."

Speed: "Turn around." he sang as he continued on playing the rusty piano.

Jude: "Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and than I see the look in your eyes." When Jude sang that sentence Tommy knew the song was about him, about them. She was trying to make him listen with lyrics rather than talk things over; it was just like Jude.

Speed: "Turn around, bright eyes."

Jude: "Every now and then I fall apart." she sang as her voice changed a little. It became stronger, more forceful. Her breathes were shorter and sounded better. She had learned a few things.

Speed: "Turn around, bright eyes."

Jude: "Every now and then I fall apart." Tommy's piercing blue eyes remained on her but she still hadn't opened her eyes. He watched her closely. Listened to her voice, her lyrics. She seemed so calm. Her hands were still, her whole body was relaxed.

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I get a little bit restless and I dream of something wild."

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I get a little bit helpless and I'm lying like a child in your arms." Tommy remember all the times she had come running to him crying and all the times he had held her and told her things would be alright.

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I get a little bit angry and I know I've got to get out and cry."

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I fall apart."

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and than I see the look in your eyes."

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I fall apart." she sang and finally opened her eyes to looked right at him. Her eyes glistened in the studio lights. Her whole face lit up as the beat picked up. Speed bobbed his head back and forth in his own world. Jude's fingers finally strummed over a cord. Her lips parted slowly and her voice echoed in the studio.

Jude: "And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you'll only hold me tight
We'll be holding on forever
And we'll only be making it right
Cause we'll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark
We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight
" she sang so full of emotion. Tommy knew she meant every word of it. He knew what sparks she was talking about. All those emotions she made him feel, all those times she made his palms sweat, and all those endless nights she made him feel like he was the most important person in the world to her. Her eyes hadn't left his for a split second. She stopped playing the guitar as Speed slowed the piano down and hit a few softer notes.

Jude: "Once upon a time I was falling in love,

But now I'm only falling apart,

There's nothing I can do,

A total eclipse of the heart."

Jude: "Once upon a time there was light in my life,

But now there's only love in the dark.

Nothing I can say,

A total eclipse of the heart." for the first time since she had opened her eyes she let them drift away from Tommy's for a good about of time. She broke her stare and let her head drop to the floor. It was as thought every word she sang caused her more and more pain and soon she looked like she was in complete agony. The soft music continued to play as she strummed the guitar cords once more.

Speed: "Turn around bright eyes
Turn around bright eyes
"

Jude: "Every now and then I know you'll never be the boy you always wanted to be." Tommy looked at her again. She knew all along who he wanted to be and with her he felt as though he could become that man. Was she doubting him?

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I know you'll always be the only boy who wanted me the way that I am." he let his head drop because he knew every word she sang was the complete truth. He had never asked her to change but yet she had hurt him so much. The image of her and Tony ran through his mind and he remembered why he was mad at her in the first place.

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I know there's no one in the universe as magical and wonderous as you."

Speed: "Turn around."

Jude: "Every now and then I know there's nothing any better there's nothing I just wouldn't do."

Speed: "Turn around, bright eyes."

Jude: "Every now and then I fall apart."

Speed: "Turn around, bright eyes."

Jude: "Every now and then I fall apart."

Jude: "I really need you tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
There's nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart."
she finished off softly. Speed looked from Tommy to Jude and back again.

Neither was saying a word.

Speed: "I take it I can leave you two alone now to talk like CIVILIZED people." he said sarcastically. Both of them remained quiet. Speed got up and walked to the door, he dug his right arm into his pants and a few seconds later took out the shiny metal piece, unlocked the door and walked out. Jude hadn't turned around to watch Speed do any of it but she knew he was gone once she heard the door open and than close again. She finally picked her head up and looked Tommy's way. He looked defeated and tired, the way she was feeling at that moment.

Jude: "You're free to go." she said just loud enough for him to hear. Every part of her wanted him to stay, every fiber in her body wanted him to just pick her up like he had so many times before but a different part of her knew this was Tommy Quincy she was talking about. He was unpredictable. And just like she had thought, Tommy rose to his feet. He walked passed her but stopped.

Tommy: "What do you expect me to say?" he asked turning around. Jude got up to look at him. She didn't know how to answer him. She didn't want to fight anymore.

Jude: "Say anything. Yell at me, be angry. I don't care. Just say something." he looked at her.

Tommy: "That was one of your best songs." he said. Jude smirked.

Jude: "God, out of all the things you compliment my song. Just like you, Quincy." she said and headed for the door herself.

Tommy: "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? DID YOU THINK I'D RUSH INTO YOUR ARMS AND ALL WOULD BE FORGIVEN? YOU SLEPT WITH TONY, JUDE. That's not how things work."

Jude: "Yeah cause you're Mother Theresa. You're a hypocrite. I GUESS IT'S FINE FOR YOU TO SLEEP WITH MY SISTER, RIGHT TOMMY? WAIT, NO HOW ABOUT HALF OF CANADA? That sound better to you? I make one mistake and I get it shoved in my face over and over again but you, you can sleep with the entire world and I'm supposed to look the other way." she yelled back at him waving her arms in the air hysterically.

Tommy: "I remember you going out with my BROTHER." he screamed back.

Jude: "HOW DARE YOU MENTION THAT? I NEVER SLEPT WITH HIM."

Tommy: "No you just made steamy videos for the world to see. PORN."

Jude: "Everyone knows that was just for the camera. It's not like your life out for the whole world to read. Lost your virginity at 14 and started being the world's person slut. Nice resume, Tommy. What was I? Just another piece added to your collection?" He remained quiet.

Her eyes were throwing darts at him.

Jude: "Fine whatever. If this is how it's going to be there's no place at G Major for me." she said and started for the door. Tommy couldn't believe she just said that. She was seriously considering leaving G Major? Before he could respond she was through the door and in the lobby. He quickly ran after her.

Tommy: "FINE LEAVE THEN. Walk out, run away. It's what you're good at, HARRISON." he yelled. Everyone in the lobby stopped what they were doing and looked at him. Speed hid behind the kitchen counter, while Georgia came out of her office and looked at Speed with a I-told-you-so look. They all watched Jude stop and turn to Tommy furiously.

Jude: "Oh I know you're not talking about walking out. I'm surprised you stayed at G Major for this long. What did you say to me the first day I met you? 'I'm only here because Georgia asked me. As soon as this album is done, I'm gone.' Was that it or did I get it wrong?"

Tommy: "I should have never stayed. This was the biggest mistake of my life. I let you get too close to me and I shouldn't have. EVER. YOU WERE MY BIGGEST MISTAKE." he screamed at her. Everyone in the room gasped. Georgia couldn't believe he had just said that. Jude let her head drop. That one hurt. She nodded and turned away from him. She looked at all the faces around her, people felt sorry for her. She didn't want any of their sympathy. Her feet started to move but she had no idea where she was getting the strength from. Tommy just now realized what he had said and stood there just as shocked as everyone else. Jude was already halfway down the lobby. For the first time he noticed all the people that had been watching them attentively. His eyes caught Speed's, who was horror stricken and than Georgia's. She nodded for him to go after her and that's exactly what he did.

Tommy ran out of the lobby and caught Jude half way down the hallway. He had no idea what to say to her but he knew that she could as well have been walking out of his life for good.

Tommy: "Jude." he yelled.

Jude: "Go away, Quincy. You've said it all." He took a hold of her arm and pushed her inside one of the offices nearby. She snapped her hand back and looked at him angry and than hurt. She sobbed and let her head drop. He felt bad.

Tommy: "I am so sorry. I didn't mean what I just said."

Jude: "Yeah? You're a good actor." she said hurt and turned her head to the window. Tommy grabbed her chin and turned it back towards him.

Tommy: "You drive me crazy. I never know what I'm going to do when I'm with you. You make the worst come out in me but than there's all the good and it's so much bigger than the bad." She looked at him. He grabbed her hands and held them in his. His eyes wouldn't let her own go and she realized that her tears had started to fall. They blurred her vision as they became heavier and bigger drops.

Tommy: "I didn't mean what I just said, Jude." he whispered in her ear and she believe him. "I'm sorry."

Jude: "Tommy." she whispered feeling his warm breath on her neck and closing her eyes. His arms enveloped her and he held her tightly.

Tommy: "I'm sorry." he whispered again as he held her small frame. He arms hung loosely at her sides. "I-I….I just can't think of you with Tony…..or any other guy." he kept on whispering in her ear. The gentleness of his touch, the calm tone in his voice, and the feeling that was building up inside of her were overwhelming.

Tommy: "I love you." he finally said and let her go. She stepped away from him and he looked at her. She looked back at him but wasn't saying a word. Not the reaction Tommy had been hoping for. "I know I screw up a lot and I never know what I want but there's one thing I'm sure about and that's you, girl." he added. His blue eyes watered up a little and all Jude wanted to do was throw her arms around him and never let him go. He scoffed and than continued "I don't want you to leave G Major. I can't have you leave ME." he said almost in a whisper. "You're the only reason I stayed."

Jude: "Tommy…" she started but he caught her off.

Tommy: "When I'm with you I'm a different person. I almost believe I can leave my mistakes in the past and be contend. Jude, my past is not one I'm proud of. I come with a lot of emotional baggage, there are a lot of things I regret but there's one thing that makes all those wrongs seem so small and that's you. You're the only thing I've ever done right and I can't lose you." he said and grabbed her hand. He entwined his fingers in-between hers "See, we're a perfect fit." he smiled. She looked down at their hands. His was shaking a little bit. She knew how hard it was for him to say all those things to her.

Jude: "We all make mistakes, Tommy. I make mistakes, a lot of them but I want you to trust me. I'm not going to judge you for what you did in the past. You don't have to tell me anything but I want you to know that if you do want to talk about it, I'm here to listen."

Tommy: "I don't wanna hurt you, Jude."

Jude: "But you're going to and I'm going to hurt you but that's life. You can't seal me up in a glass room and hope nothing ever happens to me. It's hurt that makes life worth while because it's the good feelings that follow it that make you FEEL ALIVE. And you make me feel so alive, Quincy. Stop pushing me away. I'll take some of the pain if it means I can have just a little piece of you." he looked at her and a tear left the corner of his eye.

Tommy: "You can have all of me." He smiled because he knew what she was talking about and she was right. An hour ago he was in a world of pain, thinking of her sleeping with Tony and now he couldn't have been happier because the good feelings Jude was talking about were surfacing.

Tommy: "You're sure about his? About me?" she nodded.

Jude: "Are you?"

Tommy: "I've never been more sure about anything in my entire life."

Jude: "So we're in this, together?"

Tommy: "Together, from now on its just you and me, girl."

Jude: "You and me." she smiled widely.

Tommy took a few tiny steps to get closer to her and leaned down. Jude met him half way and their lips connected. Sparks flew and passion ignited. His strong arms wrapped around her and picked her up off the ground. She threw her arms around his neck and let him take control. She held on as tight as she could as Tommy worked magic with his lips.

THE END

I do not own the song 'Eclipse of the heart' by Bonnie Tyler

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