Timeline: Takes place a few weeks after D3 it's homecoming week. All of the ducks are now attending Eden Hall and Julie and Adam are a couple. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" is owned by The Ramones
Hey little girl, I wanna be your boyfriend
Sweet little girl, I wanna be your boyfriend
Do you love me Babe? What do ya say?
Do you love me Babe? What can I say?
Because I wanna be your boyfriend
Julie had made it back to her room without anymore obstacles. She grabbed a towel and headed towards the bathroom. After a quick shower she decided to call Adam instead of waiting around for him. His mother answered, and after chatting with Julie for a few minutes, she put Adam on the phone.
"Morning, Jules. How's it going?"
"Okay, how's everything there?"
"They could be better. My mom has a whole day of 'family time' planned."
"That doesn't sound so bad." Julie offered.
"It's torture. She'll take me shopping all day and pick out clothes for me. I feel like I'm still five years old."
"Awww, I bet you were adorable when you were five. I can just picture your mom dressing you in sweater-vests and little ties." Julie cooed.
"The shopping part isn't so bad, but I'll be missing out on the fun. Charlie and the guys are planning on skating around the city all day and I'll be stuck in the mall."
"I'm sorry. Maybe it won't be so bad, you could probably meet up with the guys later." She offered.
Adam knew she was trying to be sweet and sound positive to cheer him up. He appreciated that she listened to his rant. "Enough about me, what'd you do last night?"
"I ended up hanging out with Portman. He worked on the car all night and then we ended up watching a movie while the guys played videogames."
"What'd you watch?" He didn't really didn't seem to care that she had hung out with her team-mate alone.
"Happy Gilmore. We ended up falling asleep in his room during the movie. Of course the guys tried to give me a hard time this morning."
"You know they're just kidding. Besides, I think they're a little jealous because they're all single." Adam said sympathetically.
"You're probably right." She said smiling. She had known she had done nothing wrong and that Dean was just a platonic friend, but she wasn't sure how he was going to react. It was a relief that Adam was so level-headed and secure, he was just too mature to jump to conclusions.
"So, are you excited about the concert?" He asked trying to take her mind off the morning's events.
"Did I mention how amazing my boyfriend is?"
"Jules, your boyfriend's the best." Dean said as they piled back into his Camaro. He knew they were taking a chance since he only had a learner's permit, but none of them wanted to deal with the limited public transportation.
"He'll be happy to hear it." She said buckling her seatbelt in the back seat. Russ and Ken sat in the back with her but were less enthusiastic.
"Man, I'm so amped!" He said hitting the steering wheel.
"Me too. There's no way I can sleep!" Dwayne nodded in agreement from the passenger's seat.
"We should do something."
"Man, I'm tired. Will you guys drop me off before you go out?" Russ complained next to a sleeping Kenny.
"Yeah, looks like these two are beat." Julie said sympathetically.
"Fine, party-poopers." Dean conceded. "We should just get a pizza and hang out back at the dorms."
"We could go to my room, no room-mate and all." Julie suggested.
"Whaddya say, Tex?" Dean said turning Dwayne.
They headed back to Eden Hall to drop off Russ and Ken. Julie decided to stay behind clean up her room while Dwayne and Dean drove to the nearest open pizzeria. The silence was a bit uncomfortable for Dean's liking so he decided to break the silence.
"So Tex," He stopped for a moment, "you don't mind that I call you that, right?"
"Not at all, I wear the moniker proudly." He said grinning.
Dean slapped him lightly on the shoulder. "I knew we wouldn't have any problems getting along. How do you like Eden?"
"It's alright, I guess. Things are different than they are back home, but in a good way."
He nodded, "I know what you mean. School sucks but its better than boot-camp. That's where I'll be heading if I don't make it through high-school here."
"My old man is a military guy, so it's either shape up or ship out."
"I know where you're coming from. My parents are good southerners and are all about doing your patriotic duty. If I don't go to college I'll probably join the military."
"Wow, didn't know we had so much in common." He said turning into the parking-lot.
"Yeah, it's nice to have common ground."
"So what else do we talk about?" Dean asked as they climbed out.
"Sports or girls?"
"Well, you know I love the ladies." He said with a smirk.
"Ain't no secret there."
"The girls at Eden are decent, sluttier than I thought they would be."
"Yeah, some of them aren't too shy." Dwayne said in agreement.
"What do you think of our girls?"
"You mean like Connie and Julie?"
"I really didn't get to know either of them during the Goodwill Games, so what I think about them is only from being around them for a few weeks."
"They're both lovely ladies. Connie's very pretty and good Lord, she knows it. Julie, well, she don't she's beautiful."
Dean smiled, "I couldn't have put it better myself."
"Don't get me wrong though, I love them both as my team-mates, but not in that way." Dean nodded. "Besides, I can't picture myself with any of the Northern girls. Nope, it's those Southern belles that have my heart."
Dean laughed, "Well, those farmers' daughters are pretty cute."
Julie folded up the remainder of the clothes that she had strewn on her bed while deciding what to wear to the concert. Picking up hangers and carefully rearranging them in her closet, she did her best to make the room presentable.
The sound of her phone ringing broke her concentration. It was too late to be anyone but Adam, so she leaned over to pick it up.
"Hey, I was just wondering how the concert was?"
"Great, you're the best sweetie." She said folding the last pair of jeans. "The guys really appreciated it too."
"Good, I'm glad to hear it."
"How'd you make out today?" She asked sitting down at her desk with the phone.
"Shopping with mom was a nightmare." He said sighing. "But, I met up with the guys later and we had a good time."
"Sooo, what are you up to now?"
"I think Dwayne and Portman are coming over for a bit. We'll probably eat and watch a movie."
"Sounds like fun. Tell them I said 'hey'."
"I will. I can't wait for you guys to come back, I miss you."
"I miss you too."
"I should get going, I can hear them storming down the hallway with the pizza."
"Okay, I'll call you tomorrow."
"Bull shit!" Dean yelled.
"Are you cheating?" Julie said raising her brow as Dean successfully called Dwayne's bluff for the third time.
"Don't be a sore loser, Princess." He said as Dwayne collected the pile in the middle of the floor.
"You are awfully good at this game." Dwayne said suspiciously.
"Fine, redeal and I'll put on some new music." He said throwing his hand in the middle.
"So, what do ya'll wanna do tomorrow?"
"We could go to the rodeo nightclub in Cottage Grove?" Julie suggested. She and Connie had gone a few times with Dwayne and had a good time.
"Not really my thing." Dean said quickly.
"What if I told you there's tons of pretty blondes in daisy-dukes?"
"Does that include you?" He said flashing her a flirty smile.
"The girls are very friendly." Dwayne said before Julie could retort.
"Now, I've seen it all!" Dean declared from the desk.
"Huh?" Dwayne said as Julie went back to dealing out new hands.
"Babe, somehow I can't picture you as a Ramones fan." Dean said in disbelief as he thumbed through the crate of albums on the floor.
"They're classic." She said shrugging.
"Big Joey Ramone fan?" He guessed taking a record out of its sleeve.
She shook her head, "Johnny Ramone is my rock God."
"Judy is a Punk. You?"
"Where are you going?" Julie asked as Dwayne got up.
"Ya'll are speaking a different language, I'm hitting the hay." He said stretching; his southern drawl was noticeably slower.
"See ya tomorrow Tex." Dean called over his shoulder.
"Later, Dwayne." Julie called as he headed out of the room.
"So, does Cake-eater know how sweet his girlfriend is?"
"Is that a line?"
"Depends. Do you want it to be?"
Julie rolled her eyes, "You never give an inch, do you?"
"Nope." He said smiling.
"War?" she suggested.
"Why not." He slid closer to her on the floor as she dealt out two piles.
"Adam's genuine. I know he really does care for me."
"He had ulterior motives." She said plainly.
"It's not that I'm waiting for marriage or think that everyone should. I just...want it to mean something, ya know?"
"Ya, I get it. That's nice...to wait till you really love someone." Dean said softly. "Whoever he is, he'll appreciate it."
Julie blushed hotly. She never thought she would be sitting up at 3am telling Dean Portman about her personal life. It was weird how their conversations could be playful and then suddenly border serious.
"Did I say something wrong?" He said noticing her color.
"No, not at all. It's nice to not be mocked." She said flipping over another card.
"It's late. I should head back to my room." Julie nodded. He stood up and offered his hand to help her off the floor. As she stood up, his muscular frame towered over her small one. He leaned down and hugged her, she felt the warmth from his body for the first time. She wrapped her arms around his waist to reciprocate. They had never been in such close proximity to each other. It was nice, and there was nothing sexual about it. "This isn't weird, is it?" He asked still holding her in his arms.
She shook her head, "you give Fult your manly hug when you guys leave each other. We're friends, right?"
He nodded, "Yeah." It felt nice to be able to connect with a girl. He hugged her again and slowly let go. "I'll see you tomorrow."
Sorry, I know there wasn't much J/A in this one. There will definitely be more in the next chapter when the rest of the ducks come back. I haven't forgotten about any of the other stories I've started but this has been bugging me all weekend so I had to write it.