So, here it is…I finally had time to finish writing this, and I'm really sorry I kept you guys waiting.

This is the final chapter of Bubble Wrap.

I hope you guys like it!

-x-

So finally it was time for Final Jam. And I was, of course, being consumed by nervousness, because not only I had prepared my song with little time, I was also going to do something that would take a lot of courage.

That's right, I had made my decision…And what everyone would say wouldn't matter. I and Caitlyn were going to help eachtother through it.

"Mitchs, hey…!" Shane's deep voice woke me form my trance and I quickly twirled on the spot to look at him. – We were standing near the Final Jam tent, and I was running my fingers through my hair locks distractedly. – I noticed he had been analyzing me for a moment.

"There's something on your mind." It was a statement. I raised an eyebrow, trying to mask my real emotions.

"No biggy." I said, faking a calm tone. He crossed his arms on his chest and sent me a parental look that didn't suit him.

"You can't fool me." His tone was serious, but there was still some playfulness hidden behind it. "And you now it." I rolled my eyes. "C'mon, don't be stubborn." I sighed.

"Fine, I'm totally nervous." I said. "'Cause I'm about to do something big, real big." He stepped forward, his expression changing into a very curious one. – And I took a breath.

"Tonight, at Final Jam…I'm telling everyone about me and Caitlyn." His jaw fell in surprise. "Hey, don't make that face; I'm trying to be serious here!" I groaned as I held my laughter.

"Does she know…?"

"Of course she does! I talked to her this afternoon." I said, my face turning into a grin; his showed confusion.

"Wait…so are you nervous or happy, or what?" he asked goofily. I chuckled.

"Both…and loads of other emotions are running through me right now." That was certainly true…I couldn't quite figure exactly what I was feeling.

We remained silent for a long moment and I once more took a deep breath.

"…But it's what I want."

"…Whoa, they're good!" I heard Caitlyn exclaim in amazement as Barron and Sander finished performing. I had to agree: they were really good; and they had the ability to cheer the crowd incredibly quickly.

I was grabbing the backstage curtain with my left hand, and I could feel it was getting sweaty due to the nervousness; my mind started telling me that I needed to calm down.

"Uh…Caitlyn…?" I spoke in a low tone, almost a whisper.

"Yeah?" she turned to look at me, her eyes locking with mine. I stared at her for a moment.

"I've made up my mind, you know…and I just…" hesitation showed in my voice, and she must have noticed, because she raised an eyebrow and reached for my shoulder.

"Hey…we've already talked about it." She said, sending me a warm smile. "You know I'll support whatever you decide to do tonight." The intensity of her stare made my heart speed up, and I felt my cheeks burning as I smiled back at her.

"People will talk." I stated after a moment, sounding a bit too serious than I wanted. She shook her head, a half-grin on her face.

"Let 'em." She said. It amazed me how sure of herself she was; her eyes showed some sort of determined glint as she looked back up at me. "And if they start bothering, I'll just tell 'em to stick their stupid thoughts in their…"

At that moment loud music started once again and I couldn't hear anything but it. A beautifully melodic voice reached my ears, and I realized Peggy was performing. I noticed Caitlyn smiling as the music went on, and she'd occasionally jump and cheer. – That, of course, made me chuckle while I thought how adorably cute she was.

My mind led me to everything we had gone through to be together. And I was incredibly thankful that things had worked until now. – And I knew they still would, because we would always be there for eachother.

And she was right…it wouldn't matter whatever everyone would say.

"Man, she's so gonna win." Caitlyn's voice once more snapped me out of my thoughts; and I heard the music stopping. I saw her looking at her watch before moving a hair lock from her face and sighing. "Well…it's our turn."

A wave of nervousness suddenly hit me, and my eyes must have showed it, because I felt her hand grabbing mine and giving it a light squeeze. "Things will be all right." Her voice was soft and reassuring, and it gave me the courage I needed.

Caitlyn's keyboard was already set on stage as we walked there after our names were called. She finished fixing her microphone. – That was attached to the keyboard- And sent me another smile. Brown handed me my microphone and I used that second to take a deep breath, closing my eyes briefly.

Calm down…- My mind yelled. – relax, Mitchie, it'll work out just fine.

I opened my eyes and cleared my throat before glancing at the crowd in front of me. Unlike before, it didn't make me so nervous; I was already used to it.

I raised my left hand thumbs up as a sign to start, and Brown stepped forward. Almost instantly, Caitlyn started playing. The soft melody entered my ears and I could feel it running through my soul as I raised the mic and started singing.

La da da da

I could've been the one you noticed
I could've been the one for you
I could've been l
ike all the others
Is that what Ii'm supposed to do?
I don't wanna get disappointed
And I don't wanna have to prove
How I really feel about you
But you don't even have a clue

I try to be sensitive
I try to be tough
I try to walk away
I try to be innocent
I try to be rough
But I just wanna play

You're my daydream
You know that i've been thinking about you lately
And everytime I look at you
I can't explain
I feel insane
I can't get away
You're my daydream

La da da da

I glanced at Caitlyn, who was doing the back vocals, and winked at her. She smiled and winked back, and that made me get more euforic as I started dancing arround the stage.

If I tell you what Ii'm thinking
If I let myself trust you
Could you give me what Ii'm missing?
Could you make my dreams come true?

I try to be sensitive
I try to be tough
I try to walk away
I try to be innocent
I try to be rough
But I just wanna play

Confidence was now rising through my veins. I approached Caitlyn and her keyboad and kept singing, but now I managed to look directly at her as I did so. And she was keeping her crooked smile on her face as she sang along.

You're my daydream
You know that I've been thinking about you lately
And everytime I look at you
I can't explain
I feel insane
I can't get away
You're my daydream

I've always wanted someone
I've been waiting so long
Could you be that someone?
Are you my, you my...
You're my, you're my...

You're my daydream
You know that i've been thinking about you lately
And everytime I look at you
I can't explain
I feel insane
I can't get away
You're my daydream

I could hear the Connect 3 boys cheering. And I was having so much fun that I couldn't keep myself from smiling.

And you know, and you know, and you know, and you know
You're making me insane

And you know, and you know, and you know, and you know
You're doing it again

And you know, and you know, and you know, and you know
You're making me insane

And you know, and you know, and you know
You're doing it again

A huge wave of cheering and applauses was heard as the song finished, and I just stood there smiling without quite knowing what to do. I heard Caitlyn yelling enthusiasctically before she approached jumping like a little kid. – I chuckled and hugged her.

For my huge surprise, a few after I losened my grip arrond her, I felt a pair of arms grabbing my waist. – And soon a pair of soft lips on mine.

And then...

Silence.

...Just as I'd expected.

She pulled away from me and sent me a nervous gaze. I cleared my throat, frozen on the spot. – A bit surprise, I guess, that she had acted quicker and before I could made a concrete decision.

Okay...we had both consented this...

But now that it had happened it turned out to be a quite scarry thing to do.

I took a breath before truning arround to look at everyone's expresssions. Mom seemed quite surprised because of what had just happened, and I couldn't blame her...We hadn't once mentioned our plan to her. Dad seemed as surprised as her, but not shocked.- Mom had probably already told him. And our friends, well...they seemed to be stil processing the brand new information. – Except the Connect 3 boys...they now had huge grins on their faces.

I once more felt Caitlyn's hand grabbing mine, out fingers intertwined; and I glanced quickly at her. – The determined look was back on her face, and that made some of my confidence come back. I heard Brown stepping next to us, and when I looked at him he had an oblivious expression on his face.

"Well, well...that was quite a great performance, you two." He spoke sincerely, before flashing us a smile. I sighed in relief and squeezed Caitlyn's hand. "Now our judges will vote, and in a few we'll announce the winner!" He signaled enthusiastically at Shane, Jason and Nate. I took it as a sign to leave stage, and dragged Caitlyn along with me.

As soon as we reached bakcstage we were engulfed by our friends.

And I guess I din't expect them to say what they said...

"Caitlyn, Mitche, finally!" I heard Peggy blabb as she pactically jumped on us, pulling us into a hug. The others also had huge smiles on their faces. I saw Caitlyn raised a confused eyebrow as she looked at them.

"You mean you guys are ok with it?" she asked, a bit hesitant. They all exchanged looks, and I couldn't help but to let a shudder run through my body. – But as soon as they sent us a smile, relief came back to me as I reminded me of how great they were.

...and I guess no more words were needed then.

...

I yawned and snuggled closed to the warmness of Cailtyn's form. The movie we were watching was heading to it's end and it had been able to bore us enough to get sleepy.

I felt her leading her hand to the back of my head, and gently stroking it, running her fingers through my hair, and I smiled.

"hmm...feels nice..." I let out, and she chuckled.

We then stayed in silence, simply enjoying eachother's presence. – And it felt so right...

Happy endings...?

Well, I used not to believe in them.

...Until now.

The end.

-x-

Well, I guess this is it then....

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