Chapter 6: Always There

The next morning, Cody walked out of the hut, feeling rested and calm. He sighs happily and feels the morning sun flowing through him. The wind blows him through and he's at peace. All the rest did him good and feeling pretty energetic. Joe and Lani were walking towards him and saw Cody feeling great.

"Hey, man." said Joe.

"Feeling okay?" asked Lani.

"I'm feeling awesome." said Cody.

"Great. You seem rested and happy." said Lani.

"Yeah, that nightmare I had was shattered and it's pretty much out of my life now." said Cody.

"That's good. I'm glad you're feeling better." said Lani.

"Yeah, me too." said Cody.

The two stared at each other and looked like they were about to kiss. Unfortunately, that wasn't about to happen because Joe is still there, looking at them like he wants to see them kiss, but they laughed nervously.

"This is getting kinda awkward, isn't it?" asked Lani.

"Looks like it." said Cody.

Z comes in and sees Lani, Joe and Cody together, just talking and stuff. He asks, "What you guys up to?"

"Nothing. We're just talking." said Lani.

"That's great." said Z.

"When are they gonna make out?" asked Joe.

"Not in another life." said Z.

"Very funny." said Cody.

"How've you been, Cody?" asked Z.

"Doing good." Cody said.

"Whenever you want to talk, just come to me and Lani and Joe and we will give you some strength and comfort whenever you need it." said Z.

Cody closed his eyes, then laughs softly and said, "Thanks, man."

"Count on it." said Z.

"Wanna hang some ten?" asked Joe.

"What are we doing standing around here for? Let's surf!" exclaimed Z.

They grabbed their boards and started to surf through the morning. Cody looks up at the sky and realized that he has family-- in his heart. The radio starts playing a little song while Cody and his friends start to surf through the waves.

Oh, oh, oh

No matter what you say about love

I keep coming back for more

Keep my hand in the fire

Sooner or later, I'll get what I'm asking for

No matter what you say about life

I learn every time I bleed

That truth is a stranger

Soul is in danger, I gotta let my spirit be free

To admit that I'm wrong

And then change my mind

Sorry but I have to move on

And leave you behind

I can't waste time, so give it a moment

I realize nothing's broken

No need to worry 'bout everything I've done

Live every second like it was my last one

Don't look back at a new direction

I loved you once, needed protection

You're still a part of everything I do

You're on my heart just like a tattoo

(Just like a tattoo, I'll always have you, I'll always have you, I'll always have you)

I'm sick of playing all these games

It's not about taking sides

When I looked in the mirror, didn't deliver

It hurt enough to think that I could

Stop, admit that I'm wrong

And then change my mind

Sorry but I gotta be strong

And leave you behind

I can't waste time so give it a moment

I realize nothing's broken

No need to worry 'bout everything I've done

Live every second like it was my last one

Don't look back at a new direction

I love you once, needed protection

You're still a part of everything I do

You're on my heart just like a tattoo

(Just like a tattoo, I'll always have you, I'll always have you)

If I live every moment

Won't change any moment

Still a part of me and you

I will never regret you

Still the memory of you

Marks everything I do

I can't waste time so give it a moment

I realize nothing's broken

No need to worry 'bout everything I've done

Live every second like it was my last one

Don't look back at a new direction (don't look back)

I loved you once, needed protection

You're still a part of everything I do

You're on my heart just like a tattoo

I can't waste time so give it a moment (I can't waste time...)

I realize nothing's broken

No need to worry 'bout everything I've done (no need to worry)

Live every second like it was my last one

Don't look back at a new direction (Don't you ever look back...)

I loved you once, needed protection

You're still a aprt of everything I do

You're on my heart just like a tattoo

Just like a tattoo

I'll always have you

A happy ending! That song is "Tattoo" from my favorite 'Idol' winner, Jordin Sparks. I love that song and she's so awesome! Thought it would be a great ending to the story! R&R, please and tell me what you think of it!