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The school was decorated for the talent show with balloons there and confetti here. It was just a paradise and a huge audience.
Each of us had our own dressing room and a place to practice before we go on.
"Hey, Miley. Are you ready? We go on in ten minutes," Lilly said, as she came in. But I didn't hear her. I was putting on these new pair of shoes I had on.
Girl, what do you think you are doing? Lilly's body popped on my desk as a 6 inch figure.
"Losing my mind," I said, as I took a can and covered her in it.
"You were acting weird all day. What is seriously wrong?" Lilly asked.
"I'm fine, okay,"I told her.
Try telling that to someone that believes you. Lilly's body six inch figure on my desk.
What's its going to take for you to leave me alone?
Now that you mention it. Go to Jake after the show and apologize to him. And kiss and makeup for me. Muah-Muah. Her tiny little body on the desk said.
"You have got to be kidding me. He needs to apologize to me," I said, making little diagrams in the air.
Lilly just gave me a strange look and said, "Sometimes I worry about you"
Chapter 14: The Talent Show
Blurs of brown hair, bopping up and down flashing past my eyes, as Miley paced furiously ranting about something. I don't know what's wrong with her, but she's all of sudden nervous. It's not like it's her first time ever performing in front of a crowd. Heck, she performed in front of millions of people, so why get scared of hundreds. Nervous per-say as sweating through your hands and also as trembling so hard you cause an earthquake. All I know is that nervous Miley is not a pretty sight. Before I knew it, I was up against the wall with my shirt in Miley's hand. My feet were not touching the ground. I struggled to get out of her grip. Note to self: Always bring Oliver with me while Miley is nervous. She can be dangerous.
Oliver: That name brought unexpected feelings to me. Before I knew it, I was zoning out on Miley's ranting and dreaming about him for some strange reason. His shaggy brown hair that falls so sweetly into his eyes. His brown, chocolate eyes that make me melt at the site of them. His natural goofy nature that keeps me laughing all the time. Scratch that-----He's nothing but a friend. Nothing but a friend. Nothing but a friend. Nothing but a friend. Nothing but a friend. Nothing but a---
"Boyfriend!"Miley shouted, which really confused me. Did I say that out loud?
"What?" I asked her, slightly scared of the answer.
"I said that I want Jake to be my boyfriend! There, I admit it! You finally got your wish! I admitted my feelings! Are you happy?!"Miley shouted, gripping my shirt tighter.
"I would be happier if you put me down," I said, tapping her hand with my hand.
She gently let me down and I was so happy that my feet were now touching the ground. Sweet Earth…
"Well?" She demanded.
"Well, one I think it's great that you finally admitted your feelings and two, can you please calm down? We go on in" as I checked my watch, "five minutes."
"No I cannot calm down! I'm too nervous!"Miley said, hysterically
"Okay do it with me. Take a deep breath," as she took a breath, "Now let it out."
She released her breath. I could tell she had a thoughtful look on her face. About what?
"All better?" I asked.
"All better," she admitted, as they called our names for the duet.
"Okay, let's go," I said, as I took her hand and pulled her to the stage entrance.
"Okay, this is it," I sighed.
"This is it," she agreed.
When I looked back at her, she had a look a determination on her face. What for? What is she planning? Something always bad happens when she looks like that. "I'm sorry, Lilly," she muttered.
"For-"I was cut off, as I was suddenly on stage, where everyone was staring at me. I looked back at the stage entrance and saw that she was gone.
"Lilly, introduced, "and apparently no Miley."He muttered that last part.
I gave a weak smile and groaned. As I took the mic, I wondered how this was going to turn out…..
I don't know why, but some reason I shoved Lilly on the stage and ran. I had something I had to do and it just couldn't wait. Lilly will be alright for five minutes, right?
As I ran through the crowd, shoving innocent bystanders out of the way, I began to wonder why I'm doing this. I mean this could have easily waited until later, but I just couldn't wait. Everywhere around me, everyone was shouting like 'Why aren't you on stage?' or something of that sort.
Spotting the door that I desired, I burst in the room without knocking. But then I realized I should have knocked. The boy I claimed my feelings to about five minutes ago, was standing in the middle of the room with no shirt on. I felt my cheeks burned, heat quickly flooding it.
"Miley?"Jake asked, astonished to see her.
But I couldn't talk, I could hardly breath, I was so embarrassed I came in here like that. What was I thinking?
I couldn't look away from his chest. His nicely sculptured chest. It was like I was in some trance. I groaned and turned around and covered my eyes.
"Miley, are you okay?" Jake asked, concern etching in his voice.
I feel even more embarrassed. "Jake...Can you please …um...put a shirt on?" I said like a little child with my hands still over my eyes. I heard him laugh.
I heard some movement and then all of a sudden I felt my hands being lifted off my eyes. I still kept my eyes closed. "Miley?"He asked, and I felt a hand touch my cheek. I stopped breathing, and I could feel my cheeks burn again.
"The blush on your cheeks is lovely," I heard Jake comment as he released his hand. (A/N: I totally use that line from a book. Can anyone guess who said it in the book? I'll give you one hint: the author's name is Stephanie Meyers and that line belongs completely to her book. Back to the story!)
I opened my eyes and looked at him.
"Jake," I whispered, as I put my hand on his face and leaned closer. I heard him catch his breath.
"How do you know policemen are strong?" I asked.
Crickets could be heard all around the auditorium.
"Anyone, want to take a whack at it," I said, looking at everyone.
Tough crowd. "Because they hold up traffic," I said, as I bust into to fake laughter.
A pencil on the floor and that's all. "Boo!" someone called out.
"Hey, you don't have to be so mean. It's not like you can do any better!" I scolded. I mean I spent precious making it up on the spot….Okay, maybe I shouldn't have done that.
"Oh, yeah!"The boy called out, as he began to stalk to the stage. "Mr.Thomas, sit back down!" Mr. Corelli scolded him. He wasn't even in the talent show.
He came up and snatched the mic from my hand. I glared at him.
"So this girl walks in the Diner…"he trailed off in my mind. Miley better hurry up. I don't have all day. What is she doing?
"Yeah?"He breathed out as He looked me in the eyes. I swear I could have fainted from his eyes and knees were turning to jelly. But I held on.
"I'm sorry about everything especially my stubborn attitude," I admitted. I was really mean to him and he didn't deserve to have me treat him like that.
"It's okay, Miley. You have really nothing to worry about. I would have done the same," He admitted. By this time, I was so close that I can his breath, which smelled like…..thunder mint.
"It's not okay!" I said as I walked away and sat on the couch, "I yelled at you and because of my stupid ways, we're not together. We could have been together for months and not as friends either!"
When I realized what I said, I covered my mouth and eyes to the size of saucers. Jake had the same surprised look on his face.
"What did you just say?" Jake asked.
"Umm...nothing…I had said absolutely nothing?" I said, in a small voice.
He gave me a look.
"Okay, I said what you heard!" I said, louder in a clearer voice.
He gave me another look.
"Fine I said 'I yelled at you and because of my stupid ways, we're not together. We could have been together for months and not as friends either!' Are you happy? That I finally got pass my stubborn ways and admitted it," I slumped, as I leaned against the back of the couch and pouted.
I looked over at Jake expecting his answer. But all of a sudden, he started laughing.
What is he laughing?! Can't he see I'm in an emotional slump?! I started at him, like he was crazy.
"What is so funny?!" I demanded, but he just kept laughing.
I'm getting frustrated.
"You find my feelings and as a joke, don't you?" I asked, staring at him. He tried to shake his 'no', but he kept laughing.
"Find if you feel that way, I'm leaving!" I declared, shooting up out of my seat.
I was almost to the door too, if he hadn't caught my wrist. I turned and glared at him.
Does he think I don't have feelings?! I should have known he was still that jerk I knew him to be.
"Let go," I hissed, trying to get away. Why did he have to be so darn strong?!
"I'm sorry, it's just the look you had on your face," he explained.
"Oh so you think, my face looks funny!" I said, as I desperately tried to get out of his hold.
"No, I meant I just had to laugh. Your feelings looked funny!" He said, before he realized what he said. He gaped and covered his mouth with his hand.
I gasped. How could he?!
"That come out wrong!" he tried to fix.
"Then it makes me wonder what you'll say when you are thinking!" I said, as I finally pried my wrist for it and tried to make a run for it. Why did he have to be so fast?
He grabbed me again. This time he held me against the wall.
"Let me go!" I warned, struggling. I have no ideal why I'm acting this acting. I guess I need to stop bottling so much anger.
"Let me explain!" He said pleadly.
"Fine, you got one minute, go! Persuade me!" I demanded.
"Okay it just you look so helpless and and looked just like a baby. I just wanted to reach and hold you. But some reason, I wanted to cover it up by laughing," He said, looking at her.
I looked at him and released my hold from his arms. I could tell he wasn't lying.
"Sorry, for blowing up like that," I admitted, looking down.
"It's okay," He said, pleased I believed him.
"So?" I started, as I look at him.
"So…"he said, as he looked at me.
I leaned a little closer, so close I can smell his breath again.
Blue eyes locked with brown eyes, as the worlds brought together saying that we truly belong together, that it's destiny. But unfortunately destiny had to wait, because I just remember Lilly. Poor Lilly…
I jumped and pushed Jake, making backwards on to the floor and land painfully on his back.
"Oops sorry, Jake! But I just remembered, LILLY!"I shouted, as I began to run out the door.
I ran pushing people aside as I ran. Hearing many complaints. In the distance I heard a scream. In better yet, when I arrived, Lilly and this boy named Nick was rolling on the ground fighting over a mic. Apparently Oliver was trying to break, but they just wouldn't budge. That fight started off the chain reaction of other people fighting, shouting complaints they had with them. I t was complete and horrible chaos. Something hit as I was staring at awe and I heard something crashed.
I opened my eyes and saw Jake.
I looked to my side and saw a broken table.
"Wow, thanks Jake. I could have been done for it," I said as he stood up and held out his hand for me.
"No problem," he said, as I took his hand and got up.
It was then and there that I realized that he still didn't put a shirt on. I guess I was so busy being upset that I didn't realize that he didn't have a shirt on.
"Jake, you're Jake Ryan," I hissed.
He seemed shocked and said, "You're Miley Stewart,"
"No I mean, you have no shirt on and all these girls in here," I said, as I pointed to him, feeling myself blush.
"Probably shouldn't have done that," he mumbled, especially when he just saw a girl faint and friend to look for the source of the cause.
"OMG! JAKE RYAN DOESN'T HAVE A SHIRT ON!!!"The friend shouted, causing all the girls to stop what they're doing and look. The silence was deafening.
"I have one word of advice," I whispered to him.
"Yeah?"He questioned back.
The girls' eyes turned determined, as they inched forward and we back forward.
"MILEY STEWART IS THE GIRL THAT'S TRYING TO STEAL HIM, TOO!"Another girl yelled.
The girls looked on with jealously.
"Get them," one girl said in an extremely dark voice.
"RUN!"I yelled, as all of the girls started to chase us except for Lilly.
We ran down the hallway, running like our lives depending, which in this case it did.
"You just had to be famous," I scowled.
"HOW DARE YOU?!" I screeched as me and the boy continued to fight, while everyone else had stopped.
Oliver eventually pulled me off the boy.
"Calm down, Lilly,"he whispered, holding me by the waist and pulling me towards him.
"Did you hear what he just said?" I said, as I continue to glare at him.
"Yes, I heard him," Oliver whispered, as I kicked violently trying to get to him.
I growled, causing the kid to scamper off like a puppy.
I was seething for who knows how, but then I realized what kind of position I was in. I blushed and backed away.
"Thanks," I said, really embarrassed.
A/N: I'm sooooooo sorry!! Y'all must be really want to hurt me now. So much you want to run me over with a stampede of cows. I'm sorry, but here in Tennessee I have been studying for exams and stuff. Since I skipped 8th grade math and science, I had to take more exams than usual, which goes for the rest of my class. I'm still in 8th grade, I was just taking credits for high school, which means next year I'll take the 10th grade courses in 9th grade. I can graduate early too if I want to if I stay in Advanced Honors, but I don't want to do that. I'll be sooo young and that will feel awkward. I've been studying and doing parades and diversity fairs. And all-day practices over the weekend. And since I'm section leader I have to go. MAN!!(For those of you who don't take marching band, it's basically what the title says. I play clarinet, so I'm the leader of that section.) I'm soooo sorry, Lindsay for not signing on to AIM for the longest time. Even my friends been bugging me to sign on at school, but I been so busy! SO SORRY, lol. Now that it's the end of the year, I can relax. One week of school left, yay!! So I'm free this summer, except for band camp and my family vacation. But don't worry, band camp is not as long as a school day and I can bring my laptop on the vacation. Did you hear?! I made Advanced on my Gateway tests. I made a 51 on the Algebra 1 Gateway (96 out of 100) and on Physical Science a 50 (94 out of 100). Yay I'm happy! Again, sorry and I will definitely have more updates, maybe even my first one shot! Yay!!