A/N: I'm SOOOO SORRY it's taken so long for me to update. I've been really busy lately. And I've been having a lot of writer's block, again. But I hope you like this chapter! Thanks to Twin for Beta-ing this story. I was originally going to make this longer, but it would have been at least 20 pages in Word, so she said I should stop where I did. =D
Disclaimer: I still don't own Camp Rock or anything that's recognizable. Now, on to the story!
I woke up to my phone screaming at me from across the room. I thought it was my alarm so I wiggled my way out of Jason's arms and fumbled my way over to my desk to hit the snooze button. I was just about to set my phone back down when I realized that it was actually Melody calling me.
"Hey Mel, what's up?" I answered drowsily.
"Um, well, I was trying to send you a picture I took of you and Jason from yesterday morning and I kinda accidentally, sorta, maybe, sent it to your mom," she said so fast I almost didn't catch it.
"You did what?"
"I'm sorry! But you're numbers are right next to each other in my phone and I picked 'Lili's Mom' instead of 'Lili'," she said obviously flustered.
"Thank God, you don't have my dad's cell number. He'd probably kill both me and Jason. Speaking of Jason, he now needs to get up." I turned to see Jason sleeping peacefully.
"He looks so cute when he's sleeping," I said aloud, forgetting that I was on the phone with Melody, until she responded.
"Yeah, too bad I have to wake him," I said as I grabbed a pillow and threw it at him. "Jason, get up."
"Lili, let me sleep," he said in a whiny tone as he rolled over.
"Unfortunately, you can't sleep right now because we have to do damage control with my parents."
"Because Mel took a picture on her phone yesterday morning of us sleeping and sent it to my mom instead of me."
"I said I was sorry!" she said loud enough for Jason to hear.
"Hi, Melody," he said as he got out of bed.
"Ok, Mel, Jason and I need to see the picture, so send it once we hang up. And send it to ME this time."
"I will. And I really am sorry."
"At least you called to let us know," said Jason as he wrapped his arms around my middle from behind and put his head on my right shoulder, opposite the phone.
"True," I said, "at least we won't be ambushed by my parents."
"Yeah, well, I'm gonna hang up so I can send you the picture."
"Kay. Talk to you later," I said as I closed the phone. "So, what are we going to do?" I asked Jason.
"Tell your parents the truth?"
"My mom, yes. My dad, maybe. I think we need to see the picture before we decide."
Just then, my phone went off again, telling me that I had a text message. I flipped open my phone and we looked at the picture. It was just a head and shoulders shot, so I figured we'd be ok. My hair was spread all over the place and Jason's head was on part of my hair. I smiled and made a mental note to set it as the background on my phone.
"I think we can tell them the truth, if they ask, but let's not tell them about last night. I think my dad might kill you and that would be much worse than you going on tour."
"I think millions of fans might have an issue with me dying as well, though we can technically blame Shane."
"Well, he was the one who insisted on letting Mitchie sleep in my room."
"So if we get in trouble, then we can get Shane and Mitchie in trouble too."
"Well, sorta. My parents don't really have a problem with them sleeping in the same bed as long as they're just sleeping."
"But my parents probably wouldn't be ok with it, since we're at my house and it's their rules. But they'd be harsher on us because I'm their daughter and Mitchie isn't."
"True, but let's cross that bridge when we come to it."
"Ok," I said as I flopped back down on the bed. Jason laid down beside me, on his side, propping himself up on his elbow. He started rubbing circles on my back and humming to me.
I was about to drift back to sleep, when I was startled by a knock at the door. I turned my head to see my mom walking in the door.
"Good morning, Lili. Jason?" She raised her eyebrow. "I didn't expect to see you in here." I could tell she was surprised.
"He came to wake me up, mom," I said, lying.
"Oh, well since both of you are in here, do you mind explaining this picture I received this morning?" she said as she handed me her cell phone. The picture Melody sent was on the screen.
"Shane, Mitchie, Nate, Caitlyn, Jason and I were watching movies a couple nights ago and Jason and I fell asleep next to each other. Melody took that picture yesterday morning when she came to get me to go shopping. She accidentally sent the picture to you instead of me," I explained.
"I assure you, Mrs. Hill, all we did was sleep," said Jason.
Mom was silent for a minute. I ran my left hand through my hair and that seemed to spark something in my mom's mind.
"Jason, if memory serves, you wear a promise ring, correct?"
"Yes, ma'am," he said, holding up his left hand, so she could see.
"Well, since you both wear them, I won't mind if you "accidentally" fall asleep next to each other. However, Lili, your father might have an issue, so I would wait to tell him about this situation."
I was slightly surprised. I figured she wouldn't be mad at us for falling asleep next to each other, but I definitely didn't think that she'd let us do it again.
I wasn't sure what to say, so I said," Um, thank you?"
She chuckled. "You're welcome, hun," she said as she backed out of the room.
"Well, that went well," said Jason, who started rubbing my back again.
"Yeah, but I'm not telling my dad until you leave for tour."
"That's fine with me," he said with a slight chuckle.
"You know, that makes me sleepy," I said a few moments later.
"You, rubbing my back. Not that I mind it, but we really should get up. It's nearly 10."
"Ok," he said, with a slight huff as he removed his hand from my back and rolled over. I rolled over and got up on the opposite side of the bed.
"Out," I said, pointing to the door.
"Because, I need to shower and get dressed and so do you." He pouted at me as I pushed him out the door.
"But Lili," he whined. I laughed at his silliness then kissed him on the cheek.
"Sorry, Jase but I look horrible and I need to put actual clothes on, instead of my pajamas."
"Fine. But just so you know, you always look beautiful."
"Awww, thanks, but you're not getting back in here until I'm showered and dressed." I kissed him then shut the door.
I grabbed my towels and clothes and headed to the bathroom. I showered quickly; knowing that at least 8 people probably needed to take a shower and at least 5 of those people would be using my bathroom. Mitchie was in my room when I walked out of the bathroom, dressed.
"Hey," I said as I started drying my hair with a towel.
"Lili, I'm sorry about last night," Mitchie said after a few moments. "I was just really tired and I didn't feel like moving. And Shane said that Jason wouldn't mind if I stayed in there. I didn't even think about how you would feel."
"Mitchie, its fine. I'm not upset and it's not like Jason and I didn't sleep next to each other the night before," I said with a smirk. "Everything's fine. My mom had a slight freak because of Melody, but everything's under control."
"Good," she said as she hugged me. "Wait. What did Melody do to make your mom freak out?" she said, holding me by the shoulders at arm's length.
I laughed. "She accidentally sent a picture of Jason and me sleeping next to each other to my mom on her cell phone. And then my mom caught Jason in my room this morning." Mitchie's eyes went wide. "But once we explained the picture, she was ok with everything."
"Ok, good. Now, let's get some breakfast…or brunch, since it's nearly 10:30."
"Let's go!" I said as I linked arms with her and walked out the door. We chatted as we walked down the stairs. Once we got into the kitchen, we spotted Nate and Caitlyn sitting at the table. They both looked like they'd just woken up.
"Sleep well?" I asked as I grabbed a bowl of Reese's Puffs.
"Yeah," replied Caitlyn as she yawned. Nate had his head propped in his hand and it looked like he was about to fall asleep in the bowl of Cocoa Puffs in front of him. "Where are Shane and Jason?"
"Um, good question," I said as I looked around.
"I think Shane's in the shower," said Mitchie. "And Jason was strumming his guitar when I left the boys room, about 15 minutes ago."
"So, what are we going to do on our last day here?" asked Nate as he yawned.
"I have no idea, but honestly, I don't even want to think about you guys leaving tomorrow," I said as I scooped up a spoonful of cereal.
"Me either," said Mitchie. "I've had a lot of fun these past few days."
"Me too," said Caitlyn.
"Yeah," said Nate with a mouthful of cereal.
"Why are you all sad looking?" asked Shane as he plopped down next to Mitchie.
"We're sad that you guys are leaving tomorrow," I said.
"Oh, that's right. I forgot we're leaving."
"Of course you would," said Mitchie as she rolled her eyes. She shoved a box of cereal towards him.
Caitlyn and I started giggling as we ate breakfast.
"I've got it!" said Caitlyn after a few minutes.
"Lili, do you have a tent or three?"
"Um, I think there's one in the garage. Why?"
"We should have a campout in the backyard."
"Oooo, that sounds like a good idea," said Mitchie.
"Um, no. It sounds like a horrible idea," said Shane, with a slightly disgusted look on his face. "Shane Grey does not do campouts."
"Oh, quit being a diva, Shane," said Caitlyn.
"And stop speaking in third person," said Mitchie. "Who do you think you are? Chad Dylan Cooper?"
"What's Shane being a diva about now?" asked Jason as he walked in with his guitar in hand.
"Caitlyn had a great idea to have a campout tonight, but 'Shane Grey doesn't do campouts,'" I said, with air quotes, as he sat down next to me.
Jason started laughing. "Shane hasn't liked campouts since he got scared by a bear when he was 8."
"Shut up, man. You're not supposed to tell anyone about that!" said Shane.
Caitlyn, Mitchie, and I started laughing again.
"Come on, Shane," I said through my laughter. "I promise you, there aren't any bears in my backyard."
"Plus, we can have a bonfire and make s'mores and roast hotdogs," said Mitchie, still laughing just a little.
"Fine," said Shane. "But if I even hear the slightest sound of a bear, I'm sleeping inside."
That sent Mitchie, Caitlyn and I into another fit of giggles.
After breakfast, we decided to start planning for our campout. We only had one tent in the garage, which would only fit 2 people and only 4 sleeping bags. I called Melody to see if she had any extra stuff we could borrow.
"Hey. How did your mom handle the picture?"
"She was ok with it once Jason and I explained what happened."
"That's good. So, what's up?"
"Well, Caitlyn had this awesome idea to have a campout in the backyard and I was wondering if you had any sleeping bags or tents we could borrow."
"Oh, that sounds like fun! I think we've got a few sleeping bags. But would you mind if Danny and I joined you guys?"
"I'm ok with you and Danny joining us. I'll have to ask everyone else, though."
"That's cool. Just call me if anyone has an issue."
"Kay. Talk to you later."
"Well, Mel said she might have some sleeping bags, but she was wondering if she and Danny could campout with us."
"I don't mind if Mel comes," said Mitchie. "But who's Danny?"
"Danny is Melody's boyfriend. He's really cool."
"That's fine with me," said Caitlyn.
"I'm cool with that," said Mitchie.
The guys nodded in agreement.
"Ok, well, since that's settled, we still need at least 3 tents."
"What about your friend, Christine? Do you think she might have a tent or two we could borrow?" asked Mitchie.
"I'm not sure," I said as I pulled out my phone to send her a text.
--Hey do you have any tents I could borrow?--
--I've got 1. Why?--
--I'm having a campout 2nite. I only have 1 tent & need 4.--
--Oh. That sounds like fun. …I haven't had a campout in yrs.--
--Yeah, Melody's coming w/ Danny. You should come over too. And bring Tony.--
--I would, but I've already got plans. Sry. U can still borrow the tent tho.--
"Well, Christine has a tent that we can borrow," I said as I put my phone back in my pocket.
"Sweet," said Caitlyn. "Now, we only need 2 more tents."
"Yeah, we can go to Wal-mart or Target to get them or something," I said.
"Why don't you, Caitlyn and I go in, like, 20 minutes," said Mitchie. "We can get the food too."
"Alright. Sounds like a plan," I said.
Caitlyn went to take a quick shower and Mitchie and I went upstairs to grab our purses.
I really liked Caitlyn's idea for a campout. We hadn't been camping since Shane had gotten scared, so this was going to be a lot of fun. My favorite part is making smores and looking at the stars.
"We'll be back in an hour or two," said Lili as she, Mitchie, and Caitlyn headed out the front door to her car.
"Bye," I said as I waved.
"Well, I'm going to take a shower," said Nate as he scooted away from the table. He was still wearing his clothes from yesterday.
I decided to grab a bowl of cereal once Nate left. Shane was starting on his 2nd bowl of Coca Puffs.
I was a little worried about going back on tour while having a brand new girlfriend who wasn't in the industry, so I decided to ask Shane about it, since he went through the same thing with Mitchie before she got signed.
"How did you deal with you and Mitchie being so far apart on tour?"
"Well," he said as he swallowed a mouthful of cereal, "we called and texted each other as much as possible. But why am I telling you what to do? You're the older brother. And you and Sadie dated while we were on tour."
"Yes, but if you remember, Sadie cheated on me."
"Oh, you're afraid that Lili might cheat on you while we're on tour."
"Yeah," I said as I looked at my hands in my lap. "I want to trust her, I really do, but I just don't know if I can."
"Well, maybe you should talk to her about this, dude. I mean, she might be worried about your relationship since we are rock stars and all."
"Are you guys having a bromantic moment?" asked Sam, who popped out of nowhere.
"No, Shane was just giving me some advice. Where did you hear the word 'bromantic' any way?"
"Dunno. MTV probably."
"Sam, you really shouldn't be watching MTV," said Shane, who was taking on the protective older brother role. "The stuff they show really isn't for 9 year olds."
"I was just watching music videos. No need to freak," Sam replied as he rolled his eyes and walked away. I assumed he was going back to where ever he popped out of…or upstairs.
Shane turned to me with a confused look on his face. "That was weird."
"Yeah, maybe we should talk to mom and dad about Sam watching MTV. He really needs a hobby; a productive one."
"Yeah. Anyway, good luck with Lili. She's pretty cool, even if she likes some of the same things Caitlyn does."
"Could you not be mean to my girlfriend for once?" asked Nate, who had just walked back into the kitchen.
"I can't be mean to her if she's not here," Shane shot back.
"Ok, don't start. Either of you," I said looking between both of them. I was trying to stop the argument before it started. "I'd like to enjoy my last day here, if you don't mind. Especially since my girlfriend isn't coming on tour with us." I picked up my guitar and headed up stairs.
I heard both Nate and Shane say sorry just before I was out of earshot.
Caitlyn, Mitchie and I took nearly 3 hours to get everything for the campout.
First, we had to get 2 more tents. I didn't want to spend too much on them since I figured this would be a one-time thing. I was cool with getting the cheap, 2-person tents. However, Mitchie and Caitlyn wanted to go all out and get the 8-person tent with 5 different "rooms."
"Why do we need to buy an 8-person tent? We already have 2 2-person tents."
"Well, if tonight goes well, I was thinking of making campouts a regular thing on tour, so an 8-person tent is necessary," said Caitlyn.
"Oh, that sounds like fun!" said Mitchie.
"Ok, so what if tonight is disastrous?" I asked.
"Trust me, we'll find some other use for it," said Caitlyn. I rolled my eyes.
Then we had to get a bunch of sleeping bags. I didn't get involved this time. I had my sleeping bag and so did Jason, so I didn't care. I made my way over to the Movies/Music section, instead.
I browsed the movies for a good 45 minutes before my phone rang.
"Lili, where are you?"
"Yes, it's me. Now where are you? You were here one minute, then the next thing we know you're gone." She sounded like she was annoyed.
"Calm down, I'm over by the DVDs. Are you guys done picking out sleeping bags?"
"Yes, but we need to get food."
"Ok, well, I'll meet you over in the food section on the candy aisle."
"Ok, see you in a few."
I was going to browse for a few more minutes, but the tone of Mitchie's voice on the phone made me rethink my plan. I headed over to the candy and saw the shopping cart piled with stuff. It was taller than Caitlyn.
"Got enough stuff?"
"Yeah, we went a little overboard," said Mitchie with a little laugh.
"I'll say, so have you gotten any food?"
"Nope, we were waiting for you," said Caitlyn.
"K, well let's get started," I said as I grabbed an 8-pack of chocolate bars.
We ended up getting everything we needed and then some. I had a feeling I'd be staying up all night due to both the sugar and caffeine.
We got back home about 2:30. The house was quiet when we got inside.
"Why is it so quiet?" asked Mitchie.
"I don't know," I said.
"I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing," said Caitlyn.
"Me either," said Mitchie.
We walked cautiously to the living room and found Shane passed out on the couch.
"Well, there's one of the boys, but where are the other 2?" asked Caitlyn.
"Don't you mean 3 boys?" asked Sam, who came up behind us and scared the crap out of me.
"Whaaa?" I said as I jumped away from him.
"Well, Sam, we were just looking for Shane, Nate and Jason," said Mitchie. "And Shane, we've found," she said as she pointed to the couch.
"Oh, well. Nate's in the room over the garage, and Jason's in our room," said Sam as he walked past us.
"Thanks," said Caitlyn.
The three of us split up and went to our respective boyfriends. When I got to the boys' room, I found Jason on the bed, with his guitar, and his head against the headboard. It looked like he passed out mid-strum. I was debating whether or not to wake him when his hand slipped and strummed the guitar, which woke him up. I giggled and he looked kind of confused when he saw me.
"Hey, we just got back from shopping," I said as I sat down next to him.
"Oh," he said as he rubbed the sleep out of his eyes.
"So, were you working on a song or just messing around?"
"A bit of both. It started out as just messing around. Then I started writing a song."
"Well, I can't wait to hear it."
"I'm glad you want to hear it, but it's nowhere near finished."
"That's ok; I'll be ready to hear it whenever it's done."
I put my head on his shoulder and he wrapped his arm around me. I started thinking about the song and if it might be about me. What would Jason write about me? Jason started rubbing circles on my back and I started to drift off until Jason stopped.
"Why'd you stop?"
"Cause you said you fall asleep when I do that."
"When is sleep ever a bad thing?" I asked as I looked up at him.
"Ok, you have a point, but we need to get up so we can get ready for the campout."
"Alright." I sat up straight and swung my legs over the side of the bed.
A/N: So, what did you think??? There's a bit of foreshadowing in this chapter. Any guesses? Please review. =D Thanks!!!