'Cause we belong in two thousand and eight
The best year of my life without debate
And in an age while learning you.
"Can you believe it's been a whole year?" Sonny asked as she looked up from her homework.
Chad Dylan Cooper was currently lounging across the couch of So Random's prop room. He rolled over on his side and looked at her as if she had just asked him the most profound question. He didn't really know what to say. Of course it didn't feel like it had already been a year. Where had the time gone anyways?
"No," Chad shook his head, "I can't. It seems like just yesterday, doesn't it?"
"Yes," Sonny put down her pencil, "Have you enjoyed it?"
"Enjoyed what?" Chad asked, unsure of what she was getting at.
"Have you enjoyed this past year?" Sonny prodded.
"Sonny," Chad smiled comfortingly at her, "It's been the best year of my life without any question."
Sonny mirrored his smile and turned her attention back to her text books.
Who would have planned to fall in love in a caravan
'Cause we belong getting lost underneath an ancient star
And no one else was in that moment
'Cause that moment was ours.
A year ago, Chad would never have expected that he would be sitting here in the So Random prop room. He would never have guessed that he would be there with Sonny Munroe – Munroe! – of all people. He would never have expected that he would be so crazily in love with her.
It seemed as if just yesterday they were hurling words at hate to each other. They still did that, only their words weren't quite as hurtful considering both knew neither really meant what they said. It seemed as if just yesterday Chad was sitting at the Mackenzie Falls lunch table, listening to Portlyn drone on and on about what a freak that new girl was.
He would never be caught dead actually spending time with her. But now things were different.
Chad Dylan Cooper and Sonny Daniella Munroe were in love, despite everything fighting against them a year ago and even to this day.
And who would have planned
I'd be walking the land with you,
And who would have guessed
I fall asleep with your head upon my chest.
Sonny nibbled on the end of her eraser. She could hardly believe that just a year ago, she and Chad couldn't stand to be in the same room together. Things had changed, for the better. She would never have guessed a year ago, screaming words of hate, texting messages of loathing, that she would actually be in love with Chad.
Sure, they had had their moments of kindness. She did, after all, turn to him first when she needed help like the time she needed him to be her fake-date and the time she needed to break up Marshal and her teacher. He was the first she ran to, even when James had broken her heart.
She had decided to get back together with James – don't ask her why, it just happened. And before she knew it, Chad was calling her and asking her to meet him at the Falls' lounge.
Sonny had gone, despite her better judgment. When she got there, Chad's glossy blue eyes were full of hurt and he grabbed her wrist and led her over to the leather couch.
"Chad?" Sonny has asked, "What's going on?"
"It's about…it's about James."
"Chad, if this is some stupid joke, I swear…"
"It's not a joke, Sonny," Chad's voice had been so soft, gentle as if breaking the news of a lost puppy to a young child, "Today…after filming…I had forgotten my phone in the dressing room. When I went back to get it…well…I saw James and…Portlyn…"
"Chad?" Sonny's brow had creased with confusion, "What are you trying to tell me?"
"I'm telling you that…that I saw James and…and Portlyn making…out. I am so sorry, Sonny…"
"Liar," Sonny's voice was clipped, "Liar."
"Sonny…would I lie about this? As much as I don't like you, I wouldn't hurt you – not like this anyway. If I wanted to hurt you, I wouldn't have told you this. I would have let you find out on your own. That would have been worse, right?"
"I don't know," Sonny put her head in her hands, "How could I have been so stupid!"
Chad had sat down next to her and put an arm across her shoulders, "You aren't stupid, Sonny. Well – at least not this time. He is the one who's stupid."
From that day on, Sonny and Chad had developed a sort of unspoken friendship – one not even they were able to comprehend or define.
'Cause we belong in a song that I've written about you and I
At the best of times I've been falling in love
I run you a bath or two.
They just seemed to fit together like cheese and macaroni, like cookies and milk, like PB and J, like Nico and Grady, like Miley and Hannah, like Lizzie and Gordo, like Shawn and Corey. What they had was something they couldn't define, something they could explain. But it was there and it was powerful. More powerful than all the forces fighting against them.
So one day, Chad figured that it would just make sense to ask her to be his girlfriend. After all, the tabloids had already given them the name "Channy" and their pictures were splattered all over the inkprints at the check-out counters of the supermarkets.
She had said no.
Sonny didn't know what compelled her to say no. Maybe it was fear, maybe it was her brain overpowering her heart. Either way, Chad was gravely disappointed. He had nodded and said that he understood, even though he really didn't.
"Thank you," Sonny had said, "It means a lot to me that you understand."
"Yeah well, don't think this means I'm giving up on you, Munroe. Chad Dylan Cooper does not accept no as an answer."
And he didn't.
For the next two weeks, dozens upon dozens of white roses were delivered to her dressing room, each one with his initials under the sender header.
Sonny finally gave in and had said yes. A yes that she would never regret.
A/N: I didn't use the rest of the song because it was really long and fit more into Tom's relationship with his girlfriend than it did with Sonny and Chad. Hope you enjoyed this little addition!