Wow, it's been a long time since I've written for the Zoey boards. If anyone was around when I wrote Dusty Rose...thought not. Anyway, I'm back to give you this amazing story known as Think Twice. It is based on a song called think twice by Eve 6. The story has a James/Zoey/ Chase triangle, and that is your warning. Hope you enjoy.
Disclaimer: I do not own Zoey 101 for any of these chapters or forever for that matter.
"When all is said and done
And dead does he love you
The way that I do
Breathing in lightning
Tonight's for fighting
I feel the hurt so physical"
The cab stopped at the burn of PCA. He breathed in the salt water air. He had missed PCA so much. He paid the cab driver, and took his suitcases out of the back. He watched the cab driver drive away. He had convinced them to let him come directly after his exams. Needless to say, his old roommate was excited that he had moved out. He went straight to the housing office with his guitar strapped to his back. They greeted him there and treated him like he was new there. What complete idiots. They probably didn't know that he had spent his last couple years here, so after being completely gone for one semester and you're automatically new. One of the housing office specialist told him that he had to go into a single, because all the rooms with roommates where filled. He winced when she told him room 3A. The previous janitor's closet didn't sound so appealing, but a room was a room. At least he was back at PCA.
Zoey and James walked hand in hand, they had been going out for almost five months now, and were dubbed the school's cutest couple. James smiled one of his heart melting smiles towards her.
"Zoey?" He drew her full attention. "Do you want to catch a movie later? I heard that Jumper was released, and it will keep you on your seat." Zoey nodded, she had wanted to see that movie for a while now, and to go see it with her boyfriend was a plus.
"Sure." James let out a sigh of relief. "I have to go back and start on my homework if I'm going with you later."
"Do you need any help?"
"No, you would be a distraction." She teased smiling; he smiled back and they shared a quick kiss.
"Zoey wait." She turned back to him.
"That wasn't the only thing I wanted to tell you." She began to walk back to him.
"What is it?" It must have been important, because she saw that look in his eyes.
"Zoey, I think I'm falling in love with you." Zoey felt her heart stop for mere seconds. He was in love with her. She didn't speak at first. James leaned in and placed a kiss on her lips, then pulled away.
"This would be the part where you said something…anything." He said afraid that he had told her too soon. Their eyes locked. She gave a small smile that reassured him. She kissed him back, longer this time. Everything for once, was going right.
As he walked through PCA, he could feel all the stares and hear all the whispers of people that he passed. Didn't they know that he was standing right there, and was in full range of everything that they were saying? He headed towards Michael and Logan's dorm. But something caught his eye, it was Zoey. "Zoey." He whispered softly. He started to approach her, his feet moving faster with every step. But one thing made him stop in his tracks. She was with a boy, and their hands were intertwined. He was just close enough to pick up their conversation. He tried not to, but he couldn't help it.
"Zoey, I think I'm falling in love with you." He heard the blonde guy say. His hands curled into fists.
'Come on Zoey; tell him that you love someone else. Tell him anything. Don't stand there.' He thought. He felt his heart drop when the blonde guy kissed Zoey. His Zoey. The girl he would do anything for even die for. Here she was accepting another guy's love. When he was in England, he didn't even think about dating another girl. All thoughts consumed were revolving around Zoey; her smile, her laugh, how many days till he went back to PCA. When he didn't even think it was possible, he felt even lower when this time, Zoey brought on the kiss. He felt betrayed; he did a complete 180 and walked in the opposite direction. He wasn't one for showing much emotion, but in this case he couldn't help himself. For the first time in his life; Chase Matthews didn't want to see Zoey Brooks at all.
The two broke the kiss with smiles on his face.
"Wow." Escaped Zoey's lips. She said good-bye to her boyfriend, and turned around. For a second she froze. Her eyes were playing tricks on her. There was no way that he was here.
"Is everything ok?" She felt under watch by her boyfriend.
"Yeah." She shook her head. There was no way that he had come back.
'He's probably having a blast in England. He had probably already forgotten about me in England.' She tried to convince herself. So why was the thought of Chase invading her head when her boyfriend just told her that he was in love with her? She loved Chase but she was in love with James. Something deep in her gut told her that forgetting Chase wouldn't be as easy as it sounded.
As soon as Michael had gotten situated on his comfy chair, there was a knock on his door.
"Would you mind?" He asked Logan, who; was currently adoring himself in the mirror.
"You get it. I have a very tight schedule, right now is admire how good looking I am." He winked at himself in the mirror. Michael just rolled his eyes. He opened the door to see Chase. His mouth went wide open.
"Chase!" He yelled.
"What about him?" Logan called around the corner.
"Hey." Chase didn't seem as excited to see them. Maybe it had to do with a certain blonde haired girl. His thoughts were interrupted with a big bear hug. When he was released the mood seemed to lighten up a little bit.
"We missed you." Michael told him. "Everyone missed you. So much has changed." Chase's eyes wandered over to the third bed which was made. He could just make out a suitcase underneath the bed.
"So who's your new roommate?" Chase asked. He saw Michael's face fall a little bit.
"Oh, his name is James." Chase noticed that Michael wouldn't look him straight in the eyes.
"Michael, is everything alright?"
"There's something you should know about James…" He paused, but before he could finish his sentence, Logan butted in.
"Good to have you back chase. Michael flashed Logan a dirty look.
"What are you doing?" He hissed through his teeth.
"Saving your butt."
"He needs to know."
"So Chase, have you seen any of the girls yet?"
"What is it that you guys aren't telling me?" Logan slapped his hand over Michael's mouth.
"Don't you dare, Zoey needs to tell him." Michael managed to push Logan off with just enough time to say the truth.
"She is dating James." Logan threw his hands up in the air.
"Can we not talk about Zoey?"He came off sounding bitter.
"You have to face her sooner or later." Michael told him.
"I choose later." It wasn't that he meant to be bitter; it just came out that way.
"As much as I enjoy this, I have a hot date waiting for me." Logan strutted out with his smug look on his face.
"How could she do this to me?"
"Sometimes you don't expect things to happen."
"You don't understand, I saw her…with him." Even though no name was stated, Michael knew exactly who he meant. "He told her that he was in love with her, and"-
"Wait, so Zoey doesn't know you're here?" Michael's mouth dropped a little.
"You need to tell her."
"I don't feel like getting my heart ripped out even more thank you." Chase stormed out to his room. Michael picked p the phone and dialed the girl's number.
The music was blaring in Zoey, Lola, and Quinn's room. Lola was trying to pick an outfit for tomorrow while Quinn was working on a Quinvention. The phone rang and Lola paused the music to answer it.
"Lola, we need to talk." She shifted her weight to one side of her body.
"It's about Chase." Lola began to pace back and forth across the room.
"He's what…no way…and he saw…oh no." By this time Quinn was dragging behind her pacing trying to figure out what was going on.
"What is it?" Quinn asked.
"Chase is back, and he saw James and Zoey."
Chase finished packing and storming his suitcase underneath the bed. Memories came rushing back.
"I kind of overheard something…"
"The only question is do you love me too…"
"I love you."
"See that wasn't so hard…"
"I love you Zoey."
"I love you too…"
All the moments came rushing faster and faster till it hit him.
"I'm going to win her back." She loved him before why not again? This "relationship" with James wouldn't last long; at least he hoped it wouldn't. Zoey just needed time to fall for him again, and then she would forget all about James. He began pacing back and forth thinking of ideas that could help him. After only a few minutes of thinking, he realized that he would need more help if he wanted to win her back. Everyone believed that Zoey belonged with him right? He picked up the phone; he would need their help the most.
Lola, Quinn, Michael, Logan, and Chase sat around a table catching up on old times. Chase thought that he never laughed so hard in his life. His memories of England almost even faded, but only for a second.
There was a knock on Zoey's door. She had dressed up just a bit for James's and her date. She opened the door to find James smiling at her.
"Hello love." He kissed her cheek then lingered before kissing her even more.
"So where are we going?" Just for an instant, she saw Chase's face instead of James.
"Sushi Roxs." He answered.
'James, not Chase. Chase is in England somewhere. James is here, and he loves me.' She thought as their hands intertwined.
"This is ridiculous, from now on, all my feelings for Chase are dead." She decided, but she would soon learn that it would be harder than just a decision.
"Are you read to order?" One of the employees asked. Everyone gave their orders then continued to talk.
"Oh look, there's Zoey and James." Chase sunk lower in his seat. He didn't want to see her right now, especially with James.
"Hey Zoey, come over here!" Lola yelled without thinking. Chase sunk lower, this couldn't get any worse.
James opened the door for her then followed. Zoey's eyes instantly caught Lola, Quinn, Michael, and Logan, but there was a fith person with them.
"Hey Zoey, come over here!" She heard Lola yell.
"Can we, really quick?" She put on her best pout, James laughed then nodded. AS she got closer she noticed that it was a guy sitting next to Michael.
"Hey guys." The table suddenly grew quiet. The new guy had his back turned towards her. Lola suddenly realized that Chase didn't want Zoey to know that he was there.
"Did you finish your essay?" She asked trying to divert her attention.
"No." She answered. Why on earth would Lola ask about that? "So who is this new guy?" She pushed his shoulder a little bit. Chase felt his heart stop as his eyes feel on the table. "Awe, shy?" Zoey teased without knowing it was Chase. Chase turned towards her slowly. Their eyes locked.
"Hi Zoe." One word escaped her lips that had been dead for quiet a while.
Ending the chapter with a cliff hanger, I am cruel. If you liked what you read (or not), the best way to tell me is to leave a review. I don't really care if I get flamed, I've been on here long enough to check over my stories before I post them, and if I made a mistake, I want to know. So leave a review.