Chapter Twenty-Five: Brighter Days

A/N: Sorry for the suckish chapter... there will be better ones soon! I promise!

"I like the banana, must be the banana. Concentrate on the banana." and then, Shawn took a huge chomp out of it. "Whoop, banana gone."

"Yeah, you like eating that banana, don't you?" Courtney teased him.

Shaw offered her some. "Yeah, yeah. Admit it, you want my banana."

Courtney made a muffled snickered as she chewed up the bite.

It was a few weeks later, and the couple were on their way, flying to another show. For the longest time, Dave didn't bother, aggrivate or harass either Shawn or Courtney. Or even any of their friends.

The Laughlin looked out the window. "Oh gosh, look how beautiful it is outside..."

Shawn leaned over the arm rest and peeked out of it, too. It was pretty early in the morning, so the sunrise was still around.

"Yeah, it is." Shawn agreed, sitting back after taking a good look.

"So darling, what do you say in having fun tonight after the show?" Courtney suggested, giving his hand a little loving squeeze.

"Hmm, sounds good." Shawn replied. "Where though?"

"Wherever, I don't care." she shrugged. "Let's have a little get together tonight at the suite."

"Alright, let's do it." he nodded. Shawn then snickered a little. "...Do you want anymore of my banana?"

"Oh my gosh, Shawn, you're such a nerd..." Courtney put a hand over her forehead and looked down. She shook her head and giggled silently.

"I win." Hunter declared, putting up two hands and a mile-long smile across his face. Another game of Goldfish won again.

"Oh fuck you, Hunter you totally cheated!" Courtney said, jokingly.

"How did I cheat?" Hunter questioned her, grinning. "It's Goldfish, come on girl."

"Don't play stupid. You gipped me last time, and you even showed me." Courtney proved her point.

"Oh, that? That was totally in the past..." he waved it off. "Pff!"

"You're such a loser."

"A loser with a kid on the way."

"Yep, and I feel sorry for her."

"Oh, thanks." he chuckled.

Courtney giggled a little bit. "Hunter, I'm totally kidding. I'm actually happy for you and Stephanie."

"I know, I know. But thanks." he replied.

She simply smiled and patted him on the shoulder. He then migrated over to Valerie to talk to, while Courtney went over to Tommy who as on her and Shawn's bed, drinking a wine cooler and talking to Colin.

"Hey Tom-Tom, hey Colin. Havin' fun?" Courtney plopped down on the bed.

"Absolutely." he said. "How've you and Shawn been?"

"Pretty good, actually." she replied. "Getting closer and closer every day."

"Well, that's good." Colin said. "Congrats, Courtney."

"Thanks, Colin." she smiled.

"Did you guys have sex yet?" Tommy came out and said it. He laughed.

"Ohhh, haha, man!" Colin laughed a long.

Courtney cracked up, blushing a little at her older brother's comment. "Tommy you're such a pervert!"

"I'm kidding, I'm kidding." he patted her on the back, chuckling.

"Heeeeey..." Paul said, out loud. The two siblings and Colin looked up at him along with a few others in the crowds. He was by the radio, turning it up. "Good song!"

"And we were tryin' different things.

And we were smokin' funny things

Making love out on the beach to our favorite song.

Sippin' whisky out the bottle.

Not thinkin' 'bout tomorrow.

Singing 'Sweet Home Alabama' all summer long!"

Courtney got up and started dancing with Shawn, singing with the Kid. "'Sweet Home Alabama' all summer long!"

She was like on a high. A high of just pure fun, excitement and bliss. She didn't think anything could ruin this.