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Summer in LA
Summary: I am FINALLY getting to rewrite this. The continuing story of Adam and Julie's relationship. Prequel the unfortunately deleted story Together in Boston and partially deleted story Life After Hockey. What happens when Adam and Julie spend the summer in Los Angeles, where Adam has been drafted by the Anaheim Might Ducks. Will their love survive the summer?
I can't believe this is it. The end of the road. The end of the Ducks. Why do we have to graduate, better yet, why the hell do I have to wear theses heels? Don't even get me started on the dress. I see no reason why we couldn't have graduated in jeans and a t-shirt. I just hope and pray that I don't fall in front of all these people when my name is called. I sat quietly as I listened to the valedictorian speak. I had been offered the position, but the idea of talking in front of this many people made me want to puke, so I turned it down.
The ceremony had gone well so far. Charlie had tried to convince the school to play "We are the Champions" as our graduation song, but Dean Buckley insisted that it be the same old traditional song. After the song, all of the speeches began and that is where we are now. At least we're at the last one. My butt is seriously trying to go to sleep, so this guy had better hurry and get to the conclusion.
"Thank you," I heard him say and walk off the stage signaling the end. No, thank you.
It was finally time to get down to business. The dean started calling our names one by one to get our diplomas. I didn't think he would ever get to my name, by the time he did, I was so nervous, I thought I was going to faint. "Julie Gaffney." I walked across the stage, thinking to myself, Please don't fall. Please don't fall. Please don't fall. I made it to the dean and grabbed the diploma with my left hand while shaking his hand with my right. "Julie is graduating with honors and will be attending Boston College in the fall on a full hockey scholarship."
I made it to the other side of the stage and back to my seat just in time to see Portman getting his diploma. I cracked up as he enthusiastically hugged the dean and threw his cap into the crowd. I figured he would be excited. Poor Kenny was the last one to receive his diploma. Once he got it and was seated again, another speech was to come, this time from the dean. He started his speech, but didn't get far before the prank went down.
Charlie claimed that we just had to do one last prank before we graduated. Just as the dean started talking, the red and black paint fell and the duck feathers came soon after that. All of the faculty members looked like Ducks and Charlie couldn't have been happier. Sure, it certainly wasn't our greatest prank ever, but at least it was something to remember us by. The dean was even laughing about it as he made his last announcement. "I now present to you the graduating class of the year two thousand." We threw out hats in the air and went to meet each other.
We met in the parking lot. It was going to be our last night together as a team; therefore we were all spending the night at Adam's house. His parents were going to be out of town. They had to leave right after the graduation was over.
"Are you guys ready to party?" Charlie asked and we all nodded.
"Let's not mess the house up too bad. Julie and I have to leave in the morning and I don't want to have to spend all morning cleaning." Adam told them as he kissed me lightly on the lips. It was true. Adam and I were heading off to Los Angeles in the morning. Adam signed with the Ducks and he invited me to come live with him this summer.
"Relax Cake eater, your house will be fine." Portman smiled at him and Adam's eye's widened. I think he knew there would be a mess waiting for us the next morning.
"I don't like the way you said that." Adam called back. "Where are you going?"
"To get the alcohol of course." Portman called back as he and Fulton left in his truck.
"This is going to be a fun night," I told Adam as we walked to his car.
Please review and tell me what you think. I'm sorry it was so short, but I didn't want to cram the graduation and the party into the same chapter. The next one will be longer as I try to come up with some good dares. Anyone have any suggestions?