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Song is Don't Matter by Akon and does not include all of the lyrics because then it would be too long LOL.


"Starr!" I called.

"Cole!" she called back as her dad, Todd Manning, dragged her away.

My mom, Marty Saybrooke, started talking, something about how much I had scared her and how she'd be sending me to military school anyway, but I didn't pay any attention. All I could think about was how my brilliant plan had gone down the drain. I felt a little like Romeo in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Starr and I had decided to run away until our parents had seen the light about us being together, but Todd had sopped us and choked me while he was at it. He would've kept doing it 'til I was blue in the face too, if detective John McBain hadn't shown up.

Disheartened, I sat down on a bus bench and took out my I-Pod Shuffle. I'd saved up for it forever, and finally got it. A song started playing, one that I recognized as being on a mixed CD Starr had made me.

Oh

Ohoohwooe

Oooh

Ooohhwooe

Nobody wanna see us together

But it don't matter no

Cause I got you babe

Nobody wanna see us together

But it don't matter no

Cause I got you babe

Cause we gon' fight

Oh yes we gon' fight

Believe we gon' fight

We gon' fight

Fight for our right to love yeah

Nobody wanna see us together

But it don't matter no

Cause I got you

Nobody wanna see us together

Nobody thought we'd last forever

I feel I'm hopin' and prayin'

Things between us don't get better

Men steady comin' after you

Women steady comin' after me

Seem like everybody wanna go for self

And don't wanna respect boundaries

Tellin' you all those lies

Just to get on your side

But I must admit there was a couple secrets

I held inside

But just know that I tried

To always apologize

And I'ma have you first always in my heart

To keep you satisfied

By this time, the lyrics had started sounding strangely familiar, like they somehow applied to my life.

Got every right to wanna leave

Got every right to wanna go

Got every right to hit the road

And never talk to me no more

You don't even have to call

Even check for me at all

Because the way I been actin' lately

Has been off the wall

Especially toward you

Puttin' girls before you

An image of Britney popped into my head.

And they watchin' everything I been doin'

Just to hurt you

Why did I keep thinking of Britney?

Most of it just ain't you

Ain't true

And they won't show you

How much of a queen you are to me

And why I love you baby

I could feel a broad smile flash across my face as Britney was replaced by an image of Starr and I kissing at Llantano Mountain.

Nobody wanna see us together

But it don't matter no

Cause I got you babe

Nobody wanna see us together

But it don't matter no

Cause I got you babe

Cause we gon' fight

Oh yes we gon' fight

Believe we gon' fight

We gon' fight

Fight for our right to love yeah

Nobody wanna see us together

But it don't matter no

Cause I got you

Oh oh oh oh oh

Cause I got you

Cause I got you

Ooooh

Cause I got you babe

Cause I got you…

I turned my I-Pod off and pondered why the lyrics were getting to me so much. It suddenly dawned on me that they matched my love life perfectly. No one wanted Starr and I together, either. But the song said the people would fight for the right to love each other…

"Mom, I'm sorry, but you can't control me," I blurted out.

She looked at me, startled. "What?"

"You can't control me. I love Starr, and no one can stop us from being together."

She sighed. "Honey, it's just a crush. You'll get over it."

"No mom, I won't. I'm going after her."

"Cole--" she started in a stern voice.

"I'm not going to change my mind, mom. You're either with me, or against me," I said. I couldn't take it anymore and started running.


Starr opened the door. "Cole, what are you doing here?!" she exclaimed.

"I'm not going to lose you," I answered.

"But, my dad, he'll kill you…"

"Let him," I answered, taking her hands and kissing her in the open doorway.

"COLE! You stay away from Starr!" Todd said, coming to choke me again.

"I'm sorry, sir, but I won't. 'Cause we gon' fight/ Believe we gon' fight/ Oh we gon' fight/ Fight for our right to love yeah," I told him. I grabbed Starr and started to kiss her again. Todd just stared at us, flabbergasted.


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April Dawn