*Quick note- in this chapter, I have changed Mitchie's timetable around a little bit. I know that in some schools you have the same subjects at the same time everyday. I don't have that at my school so I am giving her timetable some changes like at my school. Sorry if you get confused.*
Mitchie woke up the next morning about an hour before her alarm clock went off. She rolled out of bed and got ready. She walked downstairs to the kitchen were she turned on the coffee pot for her mum and made herself some toast. She finished her toast before she quickly wrote her mum a note saying that she had already left and walked to school.
When she walked in the walked straight to her locker and put her books away. After grabbing out her books for her first few periods, she shut her locker and headed for the library.
Mitchie had been sitting in the library for half an hour when the principal announced over the PA system "Students, everyone is to assemble in the auditorium for a special assembly during first period."
Mitchie stood up and walked over to the auditorium with everyone else. She found a seat in the middle of the hall and waited. When everyone had finally filed in, the principal, Mr. Pierce stood up and said "Ok students. Settle down. I have called this assembly because I have a very special announcement. Each summer, a music camp known as Camp Rock is held."
When he said this, Mitchie's ears perked up. She looked curiously up at the stage, wondering where Mr. Pierce was going with this.
"As some of you may know, the famous band Connect 3 was formed at Camp Rock. Well for the next week the students from last summer's Camp Rock are here. They will be working with our music students to help them with their skills. We are the first stop on their tour so can you please welcome their instructor Brown Cesario to the stage to tell us a little about Camp Rock." Mr. Pierce said.
Mitchie smiled as Brown walked onto the stage. "Hey there." Brown said. Mitchie smiled at the sound of his voice. As he was talking, she let her thoughts wander back to Camp Rock the previous summer.
She was drawn out of her thoughts when she heard Brown say "On this tour, I am being accompanied by some of my fine young students. Could you please welcome Tess Tyler, Caitlyn Gellar, Lola Scott, Ella Paige, Margaret Dupree, Barron James, Sander Lawyer, Andy Weeks and the members of Connect 3, Shane Gray, Nate Black and Jason Cook."
Everyone clapped as the students came on stage but Mitchie looked shocked. All of her friends were here in her school.
Shane took the microphone from Brown and said "Hey guys. As Uncle Brown said, we are here to help the music students among you hone your skills as musicians. We can't wait to meet you all so we'll see you all later."
Everyone cheered and clapped. Mr. Pierce took the microphone and said "Thank you Brown and Shane. Students, you may all head off to your first period class and please, be good for your teachers."
Everyone stood and left the auditorium. Mitchie headed off to maths in silence. She was so excited for third period that she could barely contain her excitement.
I walked off the stage followed by everyone else. I couldn't help but wish that Mitchie was here on tour with us. Brown said that we would be stopping soon to pick her up but he wouldn't say where she lived. Sure I had Mitchie's address but somehow it mysteriously disappeared from my bag after Mitchie gave it to me.
"This place is so tiny. My high school in Cali was about 10 times bigger than this." Tess commented. Andy wrapped an arm around her waist and kissed her hair gently. They had begun dating a few days after Final Jam. Everyone here on tour was dating. Jason and Peggy, Barron and Ella, Sander and Lola, Nate and Caitlyn. I was the only one without a girlfriend.
"Come on kids. We have to go and debrief with the music teachers before we go to the first music class. Juniors in third period." Brown said.
After meeting with the music teachers, we walked down to the music room. I looked around the room and noticed it was a little small. The music teacher, Mr. Steele walked in and said "I have tried to get the students to come in here first but they probably wont. Next week we have an assessment so they will all disappear to Prac rooms soon."
"That's fine. We'll go and see each one personally." Nate said.
The bell for third period went and we waited. Soon a preppy looking blonde and two cronies walked into the room. They noticed us and walked straight up to us.
"Hi, I'm Cass. It's a pleasure to meet you all." She said. She was looking me up and down and I couldn't help but compare her to Mitchie. This girl was so fake.
"Ok Cass, let them breathe. They will be by soon to listen to you later." Mr. Steele said.
"Let's go check out the Prac rooms first and then in here." Cait suggested. We all agreed and headed out to the Prac rooms.
By the time we had been to nearly all of them, I was tired of shaking hands with people. We were about to head back into the music room when Cait stopped.
"Caity, what is it?" Nate asked his girlfriend.
"I know that music." Cait said quietly.
"What are you talking about?" Nate asked. Cait simply held her hand up signaling for him to be quiet. Caitlyn walked down the hall again before she stopped at a door. She looked through the little window and let out a small squeal. She raced over to us, grabbed Peggy, Tess, Ella and Lola and dragged them back to the room. They all looked in the window and smiled brightly.
"What's the hold up guys?" Uncle Brown asked. He looked over at the girls then back at us guys. We all shrugged and looked back to the girls. Cait turned around and smiled at Uncle Brown. The others did the same before they all raced over and hugged him.
"Why didn't you tell us?" Cait demanded once they all let him go. Me and the rest of the guys all gave each other a confused glance before turning back to the girls. Uncle Brown shot them a smile and said "I wanted it to be a surprise."
He walked over to the room and knocked on the door. The door opened and we watched as Uncle Brown was once again grabbed in a hug by a girl with long, brunette hair.
"Ello poppet." Uncle Brown said as he pulled away. The girl brushed her hair back over her shoulder and turned to us. I was shocked. It was Mitchie.
"MITCHIE!" Cait and the girls cried. They ran over to her and pounced. All 6 girls ended up on the ground, Mitchie on the bottom. We could hear Mitchie laugh and cry "Get off me! I can't breathe."
The girls finally got up and Uncle Brown helped Mitchie up. She hugged each of the girls tight and gave Cait an extra long hug. She looked past the girls to us and I didn't think it was possible for her smile to get any bigger but it did. She walked over to us before being swooped up by Barron. She kissed his cheek before he passed her off to Sander. She did the same to him before she was given to Andy. Andy placed her back on the ground and hugged her.
"Mitchie." Jase said. He raced over to her and threw her into the air. We all started laughing. Mitchie wrapped her arms around his neck before jumping out of his arms and into Nate's. After hugging Nate, I held my arms out for her. She walked into them and I wrapped them around her. Her arms went around my waist and hugged me tight. I couldn't help but fell that this was just so right. I kissed her head before she pulled away.
After being hugged by everyone I continued standing next to Shane. I kept my arm around his waist and his was around mine.
"How are you all?" I asked. I was so excited to see my friends.
"Good." Was the unanimous reply. I smiled at Brown and said "So, how long does the tour go for?"
"A few months. We are going to schools all across the country. That's why we came here first. We came to pick you up before we went to the next city." Brown said. I felt my jaw drop as I looked at him.
"You're here to pick me up?" I asked.
"Yea. Didn't Connie tell you?" Brown asked me.
I shook my head and Brown said "Oh, well we are leaving next weekend with you. Your mum gave permission for you to come. So change of subject, how has school been?"
"First day was evil. Today has just gotten amazing." I said. Just as I finished speaking, the bell rang.
"That's the lunch bell. I've gotta go and get some food." I said. I pulled away from Shane and walked into the Prac room I got my bag and song book before leaving.
"So where are you guys staying?" I asked as we all walked towards the cafeteria.
"We are living on the Camp Rock tour bus." Cait said. We were now walking side by side. She had grabbed my hand whilst Tess had looped her arm through mine. Us girls were walking in a line whilst the boys were behind us.
"Sounds fun." I said. Tess scoffed and said "Yea lots of fun. 11 people and only two bathrooms."
"We are going to have to work out whose bathroom is whose. I'm sure you girls don't really want to share with the boys am I right?" Brown said.
Almost instantaneously, Tess, Ella, Peggy, Lola and Cait yelled "We call the big bathroom."
I laughed at their antics whilst the boys grumbled something about picky women. The girls didn't hear it but I did. I looked back at them and said "You might not want to say that out loud. Remember, you do have to sleep tonight."
All the boys got this scared look on their faces and closed their mouths. We reached the cafeteria and I said "If you want to wait here, I'll grab my food and be right back."
"I wanna come with you." Jase said. We all raised an eyebrow at him and he said "I can't remember what a school cafeteria is like."
"Come on Jase." I said. He smiled brightly and wrapped an arm around my shoulders, much like an older brother would.
We walked into the cafeteria and all eyes soon turned to us. I felt jealous glares and heard the whispers as we walked to the food line.
I grabbed a chicken sandwich, water and a small salad before I went over and paid. Jason carried my tray for me as we walked out of the cafeteria.
"Do you guys wanna get something to eat?" I asked when I noticed they didn't have any food. Shane shook his head and said "We are going to eat on the bus. There are no music classes next period so we will eat then. I don't think the girls want to be away from you at the moment."
"Lets go outside." Cait said. We all walked outside and sat under a few trees. I ate my lunch and listened to them talk about how the rest of their summer was and how the bus trip had been so far.
Just before the lunch bell went, Mitchie threw her things in the garbage and turned back to her friends.
"So Mitchie, what class have you got now?" Brown asked.
"I have double woodwork and then free period. The good thing about having a free period last period is that I can leave early." Mitchie explained.
"Ooh, you do woodwork? Can I come? Please?" Jason pleaded.
"Sure. We are making whatever we want so you can help me make something." Mitchie said.
"Can we make a birdhouse? Shane never made me one at camp." Jason pouted.
Everyone laughed at Jason and Mitchie finally took pity on him and said "Sure Jase. We'll make a birdhouse."
"YAY! Thanks Mitch." Jason said he lifted Mitchie up and spun her around.
"Does anyone else want to come?" Mitchie asked.
"Yea sure." Peggy said. The others declined and Mitchie promised to meet them at the bus after woodwork.
Jason, Peggy and Mitchie walked off towards the woodwork. Peggy told Mitchie about the song she had recorded with Shane. Mitchie was so excited for her friend.
"Oh look who it is. Twitchy suddenly found some friends. How much did your daddy pay so that Jason from Connect 3 would pretend to be your friend?" Cassidy's nasally voice said as she appeared in front of the three friends.
"Go away Cassidy." Mitchie said. Peggy and Jason were watching the exchange curiously. Jason wasn't as stupid as people pegged him for. He was just sometimes a little slow on the uptake. He could tell that this was the girl that Mitchie had been having problems with and he didn't like anyone messing with his little sister.
"Oh so Bitchie finally decides to stand up for herself. Have you finally decided to grow up and get over your stupid celebrity crush? This is the most pathetic thing I have ever seen. You actually need to pay people to be your friends. You need to get your daddy to Photoshop pictures because you are a loner. Everyone here knows that someone like you could never be popular enough to hang out with the likes of Shane Gray. So stop pretending. Jason here could use some real friends. So could Shane. You know, he told me today that I was really pretty. That's a sign that he might want to date me. See, that just shows that I am better than you in every way." Cassidy taunted.
By the time she had finished speaking, Mitchie had tears in her eyes and Jason looked livid. Peggy wrapped an arm around Mitchie and pulled her into a hug. Jason turned away from Mitchie and glared at Cassidy.
"How dare you? HOW DARE YOU? MITCHIE IS FAR FROM PATHETIC! SHE DIDN'T PAY ME TO BE HER FRIEND! I AM HER FRIEND BY CHOICE. AS ARE NATE AND SHANE. MITCHIE IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING GIRLS I HAVE EVER MET! I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, I WOULD PREFER TO HAVE HER AS A FRIEND THAN HAVE YOU AS ONE! AS FOR THE SHANE THING, HE NEVER CALLED YOU PRETTY! IF YOU COULD READ THE LOOK ON HIS FACE YOU COULD TELL HE THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE NOTHING BUT A TRY HARD SLUT. MITCHIE IS NONE OF THOSE THINGS! SHE IS A REAL GIRL WHO TREATS US LIKE PEOPLE AND NOT THINGS TO BE OGLED IN A ZOO! SO WHY DON'T YOU JUST GET A LIFE AND LEAVE MITCHIE ALONE! I CAN TELL YOU NOW, WHEN CAITLYN, TESS, LOLA, ELLA, SHANE, NATE, BARRON, SANDER AND ANDY HEAR WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT MITCHIE, YOU'LL BE NEEDING TO FIND A DAMN GOOD HIDING PLACE BECAUSE THEY WILL BE AFTER YOU! IF I FIND OUT THAT YOU HAVE EVEN COME NEAR MITCHIE AGAIN, I WILL PERSONALLY HUNT YOU DOWN. GOT IT?" Jason yelled.
Cassidy had shrunk in fear before she whimpered and ran in the opposite direction. Peggy and Mitchie were staring at Jason with wide eyes.
Jason turned and said "What?"
Mitchie jumped into his arms and hugged him. "Thank you so much." Mitchie whispered to him.
"No-one picks on my baby sister and gets away with it. Now lets go make that birdhouse." Jason said.
Mitchie and Peggy laughed and continued the journey to the tech room.
When they got there, Mitchie introduced Peggy and Jason to her teacher Mr. Kerr and told him what she wanted to build.
"Well Mitchie, that's sounds fun. Just grab the wood you will need and if you need help just ask." Mr. Kerr said.
Mitchie grabbed the wood and after drawing up a quick plan, began making Jason's birdhouse. Jason and Peggy were helping Mitchie where they could. Just as the first period of the double ended, Mitchie had nailed the final nail on the birdhouse.
"It's done. All we need to do now is paint it the colours you want." Mitchie said. Jason squealed quite girlishly and grabbed some yellow and blue paint.
The good thing about the tech class was that Mitchie was the only girl. This meant that Jason wasn't bothered by screaming fan girls. Some of the boys commented on his guitar playing and had a chat to him about it but they weren't overly obsessive.
Peggy and Mitchie sat talking whilst Jason painted the birdhouse.
"Done." He proclaimed. He held up and dark blue birdhouse with a yellow roof and a red feed tray on it.
"Good job Jase. Just leave it to dry now. It should be dry by the time this period ends." Mitchie said. Jason put the paintbrush down and looked at his birdhouse.
"Jase honey, watching the paint wont make it dry any faster. Neither will blowing on it." Peggy said as Jason began blowing on it.
"One sec." Mitchie said. She quickly walked into the storeroom before returning a few minutes later with a small fan. She plugged it in and turned it onto the birdhouse.
"There, it should dry a little bit faster now Jase." Mitchie said.
Jase kissed her on the cheek and said "Thanks sis."
The trio of musicians talked about what they would be doing at each one of the schools they would visit. Soon enough the bell went. Jason turned to his birdhouse and picked it up. It was fully dry and Jason smiled widely.
"Thank you so much Mitchie. Its beautiful." Jason said.
"That's ok Jase. I'm glad you like it." Mitchie said as the three walked to Mitchie's locker. Mitchie put her books in, having gotten no homework before she shut the locker and Jason and Peggy led her to the Camp Rock tour bus.
When they got on, they found Brown, Barron, Sander, Andy, Shane and Nate watching TV, Caitlyn was doing some things on her laptop, Ella was painting hers and Tess' nails and Lola was pouring herself a drink.
"Hey guys. Look what Mitchie made me." Jase said. He held the birdhouse up proudly.
"Wow. That looks really good. Jase. Why don't you go and out it away so that way it doesn't break." Nate suggested.
Jason ran into the boys room to place the birdhouse away. Shane and Nate patted the seat in between them so Mitchie moved to sit down. Peggy sat on the floor next to Tess and Ella and looked at Ella's nail polish collection.
"Thank you for making that for him. Now he will get off our backs to make him one." Nate said.
"That's alright. It was fun." Mitchie explained.
"Hey Mitch, how long has that girl been harassing you?" Peggy asked out of the blue. Mitchie ducked her head when all eyes turned to her. Caitlyn had taken off her headphones and was looking expectantly at Mitchie. Jason had come out of the room and sat beside Shane and as soon as Peggy commented, he stood up and started to clench his fists and pace.
"What girl? The one you were telling me about?" Shane asked.
Mitchie nodded and answered Peggy's question. "Cassidy has been harassing me since middle school. Because I wasn't as cool as her, I was one of her main targets. The other was Sierra my best friend but she has left. That leaves me as her main target."
"Is that the chick that Caity and the girls need to beat up for you?" Nate asked.
"Who am I beating up?" Cait said. Her ears had perked and her eyes were wide in anticipation.
Mitchie laughed and Jason answered "You remember the blonde from Mitch's music class? Her."
"She'll probably leave me alone now. I think after Jason's little outburst today, she wont want to come near me." Mitchie said.
"What do you mean?" Tess asked.
"Well, she said some stuff bout me and Jase started yelling at her. I have never seen him get so angry before, ever." Mitchie explained as she rested her head on Shane's shoulder.
"No one messes with my little sister." Jason said.
"I know that Jase. Thanks." Mitchie said with a smile.
"What did she say about you love?" Brown asked from his seat next to Nate.
Mitchie looked to Jase and Peggy. Jase and Peggy took this as a sign for them to talk so they did. They told everyone what Cassidy had said to Mitchie and by the time they had finished, everyone was livid.
"How dare that bitch say that stuff about you Mitch? You don't believe any of that crap do you?" Shane said as he wrapped an arm around her waist.
"I used to. I would believe everything she said just because she intimidated me. I don't believe it as much anymore. There are times when she says things that hit me deep and hurt me but that's usual. It's high school." Mitchie explained.
"I oughta find this girl and kick her little preppy blonde ass. I'll go all California on her ass and show her what happens when she messes with my girl." Cait said. She had put her laptop down and was clenching her hands into fists.
"Caity, seriously, I am fine." Mitchie said. She moved over to her best friend and wrapped an arm around her. Cait pulled Mitchie into a full hug where they stayed for a few minutes.
"Well Mitch, if your sure. We seriously don't mind going and having a little chat with this girl." Tess said with a sly grin.
"I'm sure. Well, I better head home. I'll catch you guys tomorrow." Mitchie said. She headed for the bus door but was stopped when Jase grabbed her around the waist.
"We'll drive you there." Brown said.
Before Mitchie could say anything, the bus doors had shut and the driver had taken off. Jase placed Mitchie back in between Shane and Nate before taking his seat again and watching the TV.
Mitchie just shook her head before resting it on Nate's shoulder. Nate smiled at her and she smiled back. She picked up Shane's hand in hers and squeezed it. She felt him squeeze back and smiled before turning to the TV as well.
This chap is dedicated to Cee10155. Your message made me laugh and also made me get off my butt and post this. I have been a bit busy lately so the next chapter will hopefully be up soon. Sorry to keep you all waiting.