Author's Note: Well, as always, thanks for the reviews and support! I appreciate it. Last chapter of this one, but the third part, which will jump forward to the summer is coming soon, I promise.

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Chapter 12

Alright, let's just sum up the past week of shake ups shall we?

Perfect Girl and Speedster? Over. She rehooked up with her ex for like a millisec, and then took off with her bffsxbf. He's playing the field, her current partner? A little freshman who bears a striking resemblance to, well, let's not spell it out.

Smaller Bash and Everything But Girl? He and Skate Skank I mean Princess have found true love. Isn't that sweet? She's not the Everything But girl anymore, since she gave it up on the field with a certain perfect blond stoner.

The Queen Bee and the Captain are an official item after a hookup. But apparently she's put the breaks on, which is super cute. Although, dull for me.

Who stayed rock solid? Cat and her Bash, still going strong, we all knew if anyone could make it, it would be those two and of course The Cake Eater and his tutor. Those two are going to be a couple for the ages, I can just tell.


Connie walked down the hall, trying to keep her head down as Guy pressed skanky Emily Singleton against a locker and Frenched her, and Luis felt up some freshman who might be more skanky.

"Moreau," She turned seeing Scooter, "Come here." He nodded. She followed him and he grabbed her hand and pulled her close. She giggled after he kissed her. "I can't stop thinking about you." He whispered.

"We can't do this here," She said softly. "Someone could see us."

"Connie," He said softly, "The other night," He kissed her, "I can't get you out of my head."

"It's really too bad," She said, he looked at her. "That you don't actually want me." He sighed as she walked away.

"Connie," He followed her, "I do want you." He took her hand, she slid it out. "It was wrong of me, to make it seem like I was just trying to get back at Julie. That's wasn't it. I mean, that was how it started, when I kissed you, but, by the end of the night," He stroked her hair, "It was about us, about you. It's never been like that," He hugged her and kissed her softly. "You said the same thing, to me."

"I wouldn't know how to tell her though," She sighed, "I mean, she's my best friend, that we hooked up would be one thing but,"

"So we won't tell her right away," He whispered. "Until we know what's happening, huh?"

"That could work," She whispered. He smiled. "But seriously, we can't tell anyone."

"I promise," He said softly. She smiled.


Carlyle stood at her locker turning the combination. She got it open and laughed, there was a flower, not bloomed yet and a not.

Waiting for the bloom.

Charlie

She rolled her eyes and plucked it out.

"So?" Charlie said, appearing behind her.

"You're so corny," She shook her head, crossing her arms over her chest.

"You're so falling for it," He walked over and put his arms around her waist. She kissed him. "Carlyle," He said.

"That flower is very sweet," She said, "We're not having sex."

"That's what you think," He smirked.

"That's creepy," She nodded and walked away after pecking him gently.


"Julie," Annie walked over to her, "OK, I don't know how to say this, but um, I was reading Duck Watch,"

"Annie," Julie said, "I know you, you're smarter than to pay attention to those ridiculous rumors and insinuations!"

"She's been putting Connie with Scooter," Annie said. "And she's been pretty spot on lately, you know, she called you and Dean before it happened." Julie looked at her.

"I'm sure they were just talking," Julie shook her head, sliding her hair behind her ear, as she was wont to do when she was feeling uncomfortable. "I mean, they're both going through a hard time and they're friends."

"Scooter isn't friends with girls Julie," Annie shook her head. "You know that." Julie bit her lower lip.

"She wouldn't do that to me," Julie shook her head. "Annie! She's my best friend."

"Not lately," Annie shrugged, "I mean, did you even know what was happening with her and Luis, and her and Guy."

"That's not all my fault," Julie said. "She didn't tell me anything." Annie looked at her. "I just," She sighed, "They wouldn't do that to me."

"Hey you two," Adam came over, "I have good news." Annie looked at him, "Check the A-." He held up a math test.

"Oh Adam!" Annie squealed and kissed him. "I knew you could do it."

"I'm gonna go," Julie pointed still upset by what Annie had told her.


"I love you."

"I love you more," Tammy giggled kissing Fulton in the hallway.

"You two are disgusting." Portman rolled his eyes.

"Excuse me," Fulton said, "But I watched you feel up Julie on an armchair when you two first got together."

"That's a little creepy," Tammy looked at her new boyfriend.

"I was a creepy thing," Fulton nodded, "You were screwing Charlie, and there was a whole lots of alcohol, smoking pot, getting BJs in bathrooms thing."

"Still creepy," She nodded. "But a little more excused now."

"Hey guys," Julie walked over, "Um Dean, can I talk to you?"

"Sure babe," They walked away. "What's going on?"

"Um, so I know you're kind of gay and you actually read Duck Watch," She started.

"I don't read Duck Watch," He snorted. She looked at him, "I think it's funny, that someone cares that much about us."

"Whatever, it's queer, but that's not what this is about," She shrugged, "Did she say that Connie hooked up with Scooter?"

"Well she had no proof of that," He said, "But they've been quote spotted unquote. I doubt it's true." Julie sighed, "She wouldn't do that to you." She nodded. "Is that it?" She shrugged. "Honey, does it matter that much?"

"I guess not," She sighed, "I just, wish they'd told me. I didn't like hearing it from Annie."

"You could just ask her." He shrugged. She nodded. She kissed him gently.

"Or him," She said. He looked at her. "Because it'll be better, to get mad at him and then rationalize it and talk to Connie. That's perfect." She kissed him, "You're the best."


"Hey," Julie walked over to Scooter.

"Oh, hey Gaffney," He smiled. "What's up?"

"I'm just so glad that you're on board with me and you being friends you know?" She shrugged. He nodded. "And you want to know the best part about being friends is?"

"Um, what?" He laughed awkwardly.

"You can tell each other things," She smiled. "You know like if you hook up with their best friend. I mean, like if something happened with me and Rick, I'd certainly tell you," He blinked, "Not that it would, but," She laughed, "Is there something you want to tell me?"

"Hey guys," Connie walked over, "What are we three friends talking about?"

"Julie was just about to," Scooter said, "Um pose a hypothetical."

"Are two having sex?" She looked at them. Connie swallowed. "It was on Duck Watch."

"We didn't mean for it to happen," Connie said.

"Whatever," Julie shrugged, "I really wouldn't care, except that you decided it was better that I hear it from anyone else but you two." She looked at them, "You two sort of deserve each other. Good luck." She turned around and walked away.

"That could have been a lot worse," Scooter said. Connie shook her head.

"No it couldn't have been." She closed her eyes. "She's done with us."


Well, there we have it. Such drama, what would you do without me?

So here are the questions:

Can you really forgive when two people, one a friend the other who used to be more deceive you?

After tasting the honey can you go back to just smelling a flower?

And of course, can a skank really change her stripes?

We'll just have to stay tuned and find out! XOXO