A/N: this chapter was loosely based of 3!0h!3's hit song "Don't Trust Me"
Chapter 24: Won't Trust, 'Cause She Won't Trust Me
"I'm sorry Rebel." Mack said solemnly as she saw her best friend's confused expression turn into a deep frown.
Rebel pursed her lips and kept staring at the text. She couldn't believe it.
Rebel looked back up and stared out into the dance floor before tossing her phone to the ground, which Mack soon picked up, and stormed off towards the left.
She stood behind a boy in a black shirt and tapped him on the shoulder. Joe Jonas turned around to face his so-called girlfriend. Rebel looked up at him, her dark eye makeup running down her face like paint.
"Oh man, babe, are you okay?" Joe asked, stepping towards her.
Rebel took her palm and placed it hard against his chest to block him from coming any further.
"Look, I just want you to know that you…you…I don't know, but it's over."
Joe's eyes widened, "What?"
"I'm in love with someone else and I didn't realize it until right now." she said, "I'm sorry, Joe, and thanks for everything."
Joe sighed, "Okay."
Rebel then began to sprint through the crowd and attempt to find Jason. She tapped on a guy's shoulder that looked a heck of a lot like Jason from behind but when he turned around, she realized it was Mitchel Musso. He looked at her makeup and raised an eyebrow.
"Hey." he said awkwardly.
"Hey…well this is embarrassing. Peace out, Smoakin' Oaken." Rebel flashed a peace sign and headed through the crowd with an eye roll.
She kept running until she found Cory sitting alone at a table.
"Cory!" she exclaimed.
Cory turned around to see the girl running towards him. "What happened to you?…Wait, never mind."
"Please don't hate me. I made a mistake. I've got to find Jason, now!"
"He went back up to the room after he texted you."
"Thanks." she ran out of the ballroom and into the main lobby, attracting stares from many of the other guests.
She got into the elevator and hit the button for tenth floor. When she finally reached the floor she got out and walked down the hallway.
"1010, 1011, 1012." she kept going until she reached 1015. She wiped her eyes and knocked on the door. Rebel heard some footsteps and then they stopped.
"Get out of here." Jason's voice said through the door.
"Jason, please, I'm sorry! I made a huge mistake! Let me in, please!" she began to cry again.
"What makes you think it's okay for you to cheat on me?" he exclaimed.
"I'm so sorry, Jase, come on!" she said.
"I don't think so."
"Please, give me one chance." she said.
"Back up." he said.
She took a few steps back as the door came open. They both stared at each other silently for a moment before Jason simply motioned for her to come inside. She followed him over to where the couch and TV was. Rebel glanced over to see what he was watching. It was a huge local news station talking about the Jonas Brothers party. He sat down on the couch and turned off the TV. He then put his head in his hands. Rebel walked over to the couch and sat down as far away from him as possible. She unhooked the straps of her heels and kicked them off angrily.
"I just don't get it Rebel." he said, not looking up, "What does he have that I obviously can't give you?"
"Nothing." Rebel responded.
"Then why did you do it?" he exclaimed.
"I don't know Jason. I'm sorry okay!" she replied.
"It didn't matter so much to me when we split up the first time. I figured, maybe, if you started seeing him than you'd come back to me because you realized that we were different," he said, "but obviously I was wrong."
"You shouldn't have thought like that Jason! You should have known it would be possible for me to fall in love with Joe if I went out with him! You should've done something!" she shouted.
"Why are trying to blame this on me? What's wrong with you lately anyway? All of a sudden, you seem not to care at all about me, you spend more time on the phone with Joe and I can't reach you, you spend more hang-out time with Newt, and I don't mean to sound rude, but you are way too skinny. It's like you turned Hollywood all of a sudden! I don't like Malibu Barbie Rebel. I like the Rebel that wouldn't touch whatever that is you're wearing. The one that sneaks around the White House. I like my Rebel, not whoever this is sitting in front of me." he said.
Rebel's crying got harder, "Did you ever think I felt this way when you were hanging all over Meena, Jase. I didn't like it at all!"
"Stop turning this around on me, Rebel. I didn't do anything."
"You kept watching Meena when you knew how I felt about you."
"Well you kept going out with Joe, obviously, after we got back together!"
"And I'm sorry Jason. I really am! It took me this long to realize it, but I love you. I really do. More than you know and more than you could know." She said.
"No you don't. You love Joe, or so you told him. Rebel, you know I can read lips and you still said it!" he snapped.
Rebel put her head in her hands, "I don't know what I have to do to prove that I love you, Jason."
"I just want you to go back to being yourself. I want you to stop going behind my back with Jonas. I just want this to stop." he said.
"I broke up with Joe, Jase." she said, "I didn't tell him why. I just said that I couldn't do this anymore."
"Rebel, I just don't know if I can do this anymore." Jason said, "I can't trust you."
"I'll do anything to get your trust back, Jase. What I said to Joe was a heat of the moment thing, not for real. I'm sorry." she said. Jason didn't say anything. He looked at Rebel and then back down at the floor. "Why won't you say anything or do anything." Rebel said, "You've just been sitting there and we've been going in circles for fifteen minutes now!"
"Because I don't know if I can do this anymore, Rebel." he hissed, slamming his hand down on the glass table in front of him, shaking it from the top down.
There was a moment of silence before there was a knock on the door. Jason got up and swung the door open to reveal a very distressed looked Newt.
"What happened, man?" Jason asked.
"We're over. There's no doubting it now." he said, walking into the room.
He looked over at Rebel and nodded solemnly at her, "Hey" he nearly whispered.
"Hey" she replied in the same tone.
Rebel watched as Newt, followed by Jason, walked into one of the bedrooms. She sat with her arms crossed over her stomach. Her perfect weekend was ruined, and she realized it was all her fault.
She slowly began to push the eyeliner back up her face and grab her heels. She put them on and headed over to the door to the room Jason and Newt went in. She knocked on the door.
"What is it?" Newt asked.
"If Jason's in there, in the bathroom, whatever, just pass along this message. Jase, I've tried and tried to pour my heart out to you. I've apologized and begged, but if you don't want me, there's nothing I can do. I'm leaving here with my dignity. I guess this is goodbye. When we land tomorrow morning, I'm going to turn in my C.I.A. stuff. You can take it back to your dad. It was cool while it lasted."
With that, she turned and walked out of the boys' room. She headed onto the elevator and began to travel down to the third floor, but on the sixth floor it stopped. Rebel looked up from her current gaze at the floor to see none other than Nick Jonas walking into the elevator. At his sight, Rebel's bottom lip began to shake. Nick glanced over, not recognizing her at first, and then looked forward and closer.
"What happened to you?" he asked.
"You don't know?"
"Well, I got a text from Kevin saying some stuff blew up in the ballroom and that I needed to get down there. Would you be involved in that stuff?"
Rebel nodded. "Nick, I've been lying to your whole family and mine." she said, "While I was dating your brother, I was also dating Jason, the dark headed boy that came to the party tonight too. I'm so sorry."
Nick sighed, "Really?"
"Yeah." she replied, "Jason finally caught me tonight and broke up with me. It's not like I didn't expect it to happen it just hurts, 'cause it took me losing him to realize how much I cared about him and now I can't do anything about it."
"Wow." He said, "I don't know what to really say. Well, other than Joe really cared about you. He talked about you all the time. I know you don't want to hear that right now, but, it's true."
The elevator dinged signaling that they had reached third floor.
"This is me." She sighed, "Tell Joe I'm sorry, will you?"
"Sure thing. Keep in touch." he said giving a short wave.
"Promise." Rebel nodded as the door closed and Nick was out of sight. She walked to her room and shook the handle. "Damn." she sniffed. She had left her purse in Newt and Jason's room. "If another Jonas Brother shows up to return it, I might just throw myself off the balcony." she groaned, sitting down outside the door.
"Looking for something?"
Rebel looked up and saw Jason standing in front of her with her tiny zebra print bag in his clenched fist. "What are you doing here?" she asked.
"I heard what you said," he began, "back in the other room." Rebel didn't say a word. She just stared blankly at him. "Rebel, I really do love you." he said, walking across the hall and sitting against the wall across from her. She still didn't say anything. "I just want us to be able to be together with no problems." he said, "I want to know that you aren't going to cheat on me and that I'm not going to look like some sort of fool."
Rebel nodded, "Jase, ever since I was about twelve I dreamed of me and you growing up and being high school sweethearts, then getting married a few years out of school. I never thought it'd end up this way."
"When I kissed you a few months ago, I never thought it would boil down to this either. I never thought I'd be sitting in the floor of a hotel hallway trying to figure out why you cheated on me." he said.
"Don't you have the room key in my bag?" she asked. Jason pulled it out and walked over to the door, unlocking it. Rebel stood up and followed him into the room. They once again, walked over to where the couch was and sat down side by side. "So where do we go from here?" Rebel asked.
"What do you think?" he asked.
"I want to be with you, Jase." she replied.
"Same here, but I'm still…nervous." he said.
Rebel scooted closer and took his hand in hers, "Jason, I am so sorry. I don't want to keep going in all these circles."
Jason sighed and let go of her hand. Rebel's face fell deeply. She looked like she was going to cry. Instead of turning away, he pulled her into a tight embrace. She put her head on his shoulder and began crying again. "I love you Rebel, more than anyone ever could."
"I know that now, and I love you too." she replied. She gripped on to Jason tighter, with no immediate plans of letting him go.
"We're going to be okay." Jason repeated the phrase over and over to her, then kissed her on the head.
He rested his head against hers and took a deep breath, taking in the scent of her shampoo. For the first time in a while, he felt like everything was really going to be fine.