Hazah!! First chapter of sequel!!
I don't own nothing…darn. Sigh. Tear.
Playlist for Chapter--
I'd Do Anything-Simple Plan
Hide And Seek-Imogen Heap
Chapter 1--Ear Bleedage
"What do you think of this dress?" Kim asked as we sat around my kitchen table.
"I don't know why I have to where a dress for this you guys," I said, rolling my eyes.
"Because it's your special day!" Les said. "You'll remember it forever."
"Can't I remember it forever with Levi's?" I asked hopefully.
"No," Kim, Claire, and Les all said at the same time.
I huffed. "Fine then," I said folding my arms. "I don't know why I even try. You guys always gang up on me," I pouted.
Claire rolled her eyes. "It's not going to kill you Alex," she said.
"It might," I muttered.
"Come on Alex," Les said. "You're graduating college. It's a big moment. You'll get your special little teaching certificate and all that fancy stuff," she said.
"Fine, you guys just pick out a dress," I said.
"You don't even want to help?" Kim asked.
"Not really," I admitted.
"Good. Less fighting that way," Les said, sticking her tongue out at me. I just smirked back.
"And you're the one that wanted details about the honeymoon," I said, shaking my head. "Guess I'll just have to screw around with you when you're being hopelessly unsuspecting," I said.
"I'll tell Paul on you," she threatened.
I snorted. "He'd be on my side," I sang smugly.
"Oh please, all I'd have to do is dangle a cookie in front of his face," she said with a snort.
"I wouldn't be so sure about that," I said confidently.
"And why wouldn't you?" she asked.
"Because that wonderful week in California is between me and Paul," I told her smugly. It really was amazing-but it's none of her business.
"Oh please, I told you all about my honey moon," she said, rolling her eyes.
"After I begged you not to!" I exclaimed. Ew.
"Seriously Alex, you are so immature. It's not a big deal," she said.
"My ears bled for two weeks!" I yelled. They did. How would you like to hear about your brother's love life? No thank you.
"Stop being so dramatic," she said as Kim and Claire giggled.
"Ear bleedage is very dramatic for your information," I said dubiously.
"Just suck it up and pick a dress," she said, shoving a magazine towards me.
"No," I said stubbornly.
"Yes," she insisted.
"True!" Dane yelled suddenly.
"False!" Paul added as they walked in.
"The square root of pi is 1.77245385-"
"How do you know that?" Paul asked incredulously, interrupting Quil.
"How do you not?" he asked as he, Dane, and Paul all sat down with us.
I shook my head at him and subtly pushed the magazines away from me. "What's that?" Dane asked, looking at the magazines.
"We're trying to find a dress for Alex's graduation," Claire said as I glared at all three of them.
"No we're not," I said.
"Yes we are," Kim said.
"-Okay, I can see where this one is going," Dane said. "Just wear one Alex-it's not like anyone's going to see it," he said rolling his eyes.
I snorted. "Like Les would let me get away with hiding it," I scoffed.
"It's true you know, no one will even be able to see it," she told me.
I growled. "Fine," I huffed. But I'm not going to like it…
TWO DAYS LATER
"Daniel Wagner," the announcer said. The crowd cheered loudly as Daniel went up and got his diploma and shook our professor's hand. "Alexandra Walker," he said.
I grinned widely as he used my new last name. I never get tired of that…
I climbed up the steps slowly and once I got to the top I had to resist the urge to cover my ears. I definitely knew where my party is. The boys were all jumping up and down in their seats, whistling, yelling, and clapping. I cringed as I saw Billy hold up the air horn I got the Elders last Christmas and fire it off-making my professor jump as he handed me the diploma and a bunch of other people start laughing. I shook his hand and turned to my family and gave them a cheesy Miss America grin and two thumbs up before walking off stage. Finally this is over.
AFTER CEREMONY ENDS
"Alex!" Les squealed once she saw me heading toward our group in the middle of the crowd.
I grinned and walked a little fast towards them. Paul walked right passed all the people between us-they pretty much parted like the Red Sea when they saw him coming-and swooped me up in his arms, littering kisses all over my face.
"Hey, stop hogging her," Les said as she walked over with a huge smile on her face.
"Sorry," Paul said-but he obviously didn't mean it. He put me down and Les gave me tight hug followed by Dane and the rest of the pack, the Elders, and Linda.
"Come on, we're going outside for pictures," she said, grabbing my hand and began yanking me away. I grabbed Paul's hand and dragged him with me. If I'm going, he's sure as heck suffering with me.
"Okay, now hold up the diploma," she commanded me as we stood outside and under a big oak tree that was outside the school.
I groaned and held it up, giving her my best smile as she clicked another picture. "Okay, now one with Paul," she said.
"Thank God," I muttered as Paul came to stand by my side. He chuckled and wrapped his arms around my waste and pulled me close to him as Les took another picture.
"Now take off the robe so we can get one with your dress," she said.
I choked on air and Paul looked down at me, fighting a smile. "Are you sure? We don't have to do one with the dress. You promised me that-"
"-So I lied. Get over it," she said in a stern voice.
Oh boy. "Unzip it," I told Paul. He shook his head at me-probably already guessing my reluctance and stepped around me. He tugged on the zipper.
"It's stuck," he stated.
I glanced back at him and saw him wink. Thank you, thank you, thank you! "Let me try," Les said, handing the camera to Dane and walking toward me. No, no, no!
"I don't think it'll make a difference," Paul insisted, but she just pushed him aside and swiftly unzipped the back of my robes.
She let out a gasp that soon turned to a growl. "Alexandra Cassandra Walker, how could you?" she asked in a low voice. I rolled my eyes and slipped off the robe as the pack and everybody else started laughing. I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt with Master Trackster written across the front-it was from high school. I was just lucky the robes went all the way to my ankles.
"How could I?" I repeated. "Well, it was easy really. I just went into my closet and randomly pulled out clothes. You should try it sometime," I said easily as the pack snickered.
"Fine," she said. "Just smile nice, okay?" she asked.
"Why the sudden change of heart?" I asked mockingly.
"I'm sucking up," she said with a shrug.
"Too bad it's for nothing," I said with a smirk as she snapped another picture. She waved our whole group into the picture and they all assembled themselves around me.
"I'll get something out you-I'm sure of it," she said determinedly.
"Hope you're not disappointed," I said, my smirk still in place.
"I won't," she said confidently. She will.
"Can someone get the door?" I called from the kitchen as our post graduation ceremony party was going on. I swear, we have a party every week.
"Who rings the doorbell around here, seriously," Paul scoffed as he grabbed the trays that I just fixed. I rolled my eyes and grabbed the last one, following him out into the living room.
"Why is it so quiet in-" I cut myself off as I answered my own question. There was Bert, standing right inside the doorway. But he wasn't alone. Just behind him was the she-devil and she was holding a baby-a little old to be called a baby maybe but that's what he was. "Hello Bert," I said, slowly putting down the tray.
"Alexandra," he said, awkwardly rocking from foot to foot. "I just wanted to tell you, that I'm really proud of you. I was there today you know-we all were there," he said, glancing back at Jen and the little boy.
"Thanks," I said as Paul came up behind me and grabbed my hand. I sighed and leaned back into him.
"Hey Dad," Dane said, stepping toward him. He was pissed. His eyes were tight, his jaw was clenched, and his hands were shoved deep in his pockets. Not good.
"Dane, Leslie," Bert nodded to both of them. "Is…is your daughter here too?" he asked.
"Yes," Les said, taking Cassie out of Kim's hands and stepping up by Dane. "This is Cassie," she said.
"As in Cassandra?" he asked, glancing at me.
"Yes, she's named after Alex," Dane said.
Bert nodded and just looked at her a bit. "Um…this is your brother," he said, turning around and taking the little boy out of Jen's arms. "His name is Evan," he told us.
I slowly walked over, pulling Paul closely behind me and looked at the boy. He looked more like Jen than Bert-and I was a little grateful for it. "Hey little brother," I said quietly. He smiled up at me with his dark brown eyes and a small smile found it's way onto my lips. I may not ever forgive Bert-okay, I will never forgive Bert for all he's done to me-but I don't think I can hold it to this little guy.
"I'm proud of you," Paul whispered to me. And it'll all be worth it.
Okay, this is kinda sorta like a prolog thing I guess. Anyway, I'm hoping to get the next chapter up tomorrow. QUESTION: What do you guys want me to include in the sequel?? I have the plot mapped out but I want to make sure I'm giving you all what you want!
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