Chapter One

"That was amazing." Jody said. She rested her head against Charlie's chest. It was the night of the workshop. She and Charlie had just gotten together. They went to the party, but didn't stay long. They decided to do it in her dorm room. Maureen would be with Jim. Eva would be out partying all night.

"No, you're amazing." Charlie smiled back at her. Yes! I got the girl. He thought. He wanted Jody since he laid eyes on her. There was the thing with Cooper Nielson that stood in the way, but he was out of the way. Jody chose him. He would make her happy.

Charlie stood up, slid on his boxer briefs, and walked to other side of the room. "Where are you going?" Jody asked. "We have the room to ourselves tonight."

"I know. I'm just putting on some music." Charlie responded. He found the CD he was looking for. He put it on and Backstreet Boy's I'll never break your heart came on."

He crawled back under the covers. "I love you. You understand me and love me for me." Jody told him.

"I know. I love you too. And I'm not just saying that."

The next morning, there was a knock at the door. "Jody?" it was Juliette Simone.

"Shit." Jody swore.

"What are we going to do?" Charlie whispered? Men weren't allowed in the boys dorms.

"Crawl under my bed." Jody instructed. He did what she said. She threw covers down and blocked the view from under the bed.

"Hold on a second." Jody called. She picked up his clothes and stuffed them under her pillows.

"Yeah?" she asked when she answered the door.

"I just wanted to congratulate you personally for last nights performance. I also wanted to tell you that I admired what you said to Jonathan and me, but he was going to offer you a spot in the company. And you wouldn't have been in the corps."

Small movements outside made her look in the room. She was about to look away, when she noticed someone's foot under Jody's bed. She smiled. She did the same thing when she was here.

She leaned forward and whispered, "Next time, you might want to find a better hiding place."

Jody looked at her. "What do you mean?"

Juliette smiled and pointed to Charlie's foot. "It's okay. I won't tell anyone."

"Charlie, you might as well come out. She's knows you're here."

Charlie waved his hand out from under the bed. "Hello."

"Hello, Charlie." Juliette smiled. "You guys might want to get downstairs before anyone notices that you're together."

Just then, Eva showed up. "Morning guys." She said, going into the room.

"Umm." Juliette started.

"What?" Eva asked, she reached down and picked up Jody's blanket. "Ahh." She screamed. She noticed Charlie. At least he was wearing his boxer briefs.

"That's what." Jody said.

"I see someone had a good time last night." Eva commented.

"I'll see you ladies down stairs." Juliette said, closing the door.

Charlie rolled from under the bed and grabbed his clothes. "I'll see you in about five minutes." He gave her a quick kiss and left.

"What happened?"

"Like you don't know." Jody smiled. She headed over to the closet and pulled out a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and some sneakers.

"It's about time." Eva said, quickly changed.

Downstairs in the boy's dorm, Sergei jumped Charlie. "You didn't come back last night. Then you come back this morning in your underwear. I want details."

"I'm not going into details, but let's just say I found the woman for me." Charlie smiled.


Charlie nodded. He threw on some clothes. "I have to go. I'm meeting her in the lobby in a few minutes."

"Congratulations." Sergei called.


Charlie headed out the door. Sergei opened a drawer and found a small black box. He opened it and found the most magnificent ring he had ever seen. It had twelve diamonds in it. The inscription said, to the love of my life, Jody. Sergei's jaw dropped. He looked after Charlie.