Disclaimer: I don't own lost, I never did and certainly never will…
A/N: Hey guys, I'm Héla. This is my first Lost fanfic (and hopefully not the last!). I really hope you'll enjoy it, just let me know what you think (bad, good, funny, sarcastic or lovely reviews, I don't mind just keep them coming… they really help me; especially since I'm not a native speaker.)
It's a prelost fic. I think it involves all of our lovely losties. There will be a lot of love, friendship and just a little drama. Enough rambling, here's the first chapter and please, don't forget to review.
Chapter one: The new girl.
The sun was slowly falling down in the Los Angeles sky. In an apartment, not far from UCLA, a group of friends was getting ready for dinner. Jack and Sayid were standing in the kitchen; making dinner while Sawyer, Charlie and Hurley were sitting in the living room playing at the Playstation.
"So they finally found someone?" Jack asked Sayid, passing him the fifteen plates he was carrying.
"Yeah." He answered, beginning to set the table.
"Please, tell me it's not a guy!" Charlie pleaded with such a desperate tone that it made the rest of them chuckle.
"Charlie, Shannon has a boyfriend and so does Claire…" Jack began
"You don't need to remind me!" he said bitterly.
"…do you really believe they would want another guy bothering them?" Jack finished ignoring Sayid's protests.
"It happened before." Charlie said throwing a killing look at Sawyer.
"How many times do I have to tell you this? I wasn't their roommate. I needed a place to crash and jack wasn't here… hell why do I have to explain this to you? You're not Claire's boyfriend." He said smirking and Charlie threw him a handful of popcorn.
"No, it's not a guy, Charlie." Sayid said, keeping Sawyer from saying another unpleasant remark.
"Did you saw her?" Hurley asked, trying hard not to laugh at the sight of Charlie sad expression.
"Yeah, I saw her two days ago when I went to pick up Shannon. Her name's Kate, she seemed nice." He said shrugging.
"Nice? That's it? What about you give us some details?" Sawyer said.
"Well, I don't have many details. She's a 24 little brunette with curly hair and green eyes. She's moved in three days ago and the girls like her so far." At that moment, they heard someone open the front door and Jin and Sun came in.
"Here comes the happy couple." Sawyer teased.
"Shut up Sawyer!" Sun said giggling.
"Hello to you too, Sunshine." He replied smirking. She hugged all of them and went to help Jack and Sayid in the kitchen.
"So, what are today's gossips?" Jin asked while Hurley, Charlie and Sawyer turned off their game.
"Kate." Charlie replied.
"It's Claire and Shannon's new roommate, honey. I told you that!"
"Oh yeah, that's right." Jin said remembering a conversation he had with his wife two days ago.
With that, they all helped finish dinner and waited for the other to arrive. Michael and his new girlfriend Marissa (a beautiful brunette with stunning blue eyes) followed by Libby and Lilly then Boone all arrived before 8:00 PM.
"I forgot the bread." Jack said getting up. Before he came back from the kitchen, he heard the front door being open one more time and girly giggles coming from the hallway. Shannon, Claire began the introduction.
"Kate, this everybody. Everybody, this is Kate." Claire said cheerfully.
"You already met Sayid." Shannon said pointing at her boyfriend who waved at Kate. She waved back. "Next to him, and featuring his usual smirk you have Sawyer; Jack's best friend."
"Hello Freckles!" Sawyer said greeting her.
"Hi." She replied shyly
"Over there you have Sun and her husband Jin." Claire said pointing at them and they both got up and shook her hand.
"Next to them there's my brother Boone." He charmingly smiled at her and she smiled back. "Don't mind him!" Shannon added rolling her eyes.
"Hey I'm Charlie!" he said smiling and getting up to shake her hand. "It's nice to meet you, Kate… a girl." He added his grin spreading even more on his face. "And this is Hurley" he added, pointing at his roommate.
"It's nice to meet you too Charlie." She said smiling, a little confused. "And you too Hurley."
"I'm Michael and this is my girlfriend Marissa." Michael said smiling. This was a lot to take in for Kate. She never met so much people in such a little time, yet she had travelled a lot.
"I think we're missing someone." Claire said putting a finger over her mouth and looking around the table.
"Here I am." Jack said entering the living room, a basket of slice bread in his hand. He smiled at Claire and Shannon and his gaze finally got to Kate. His mouth went dry and he quickly put the basket of bread on the table before anyone could notice his hands were shaking. He looked up at her again and drawn himself in her beautiful green eyes. Kate felt a little embarrassed by the way he was looking at her. Nobody had ever looked at her like that. She tried to look down but her eyes were hypnotised by his lovely hazel ones. For a few seconds, time seemed to stand still. Coming back to reality, he realised he had not introduced himself. He was about to do it when Claire cut him off.
"Ah! Jack! Let me introduce you to our new roommate, Katherine Austen. Kate this is the soon to be doctor, Jack Shepherd." She was beaming. Kate frowned at the way she introduced them. She put so much heart in it. She looked at Shannon but she was smiling as widely as Claire was. Jack came closer to them and held his hand out to Kate.
"It's… um…it's nice to meet you." He said clearing his throat while she shook his hand. He ignored the shiver he felt.
"It's nice to meet you too." she replied smiling up at him.