So life is stressful right now, and because of that, I am going to include some heavy emotions in this.. okay, I'm not mean.
Let's just say boys are so confusing. We all agree, I bet!
Disclaimer: Do you honestly think I would be writing this if I owned JONAS? Nah, didn't think so. I'd be at the alter. With Joe.
"You okay, Lu?" Meghan asked, looking a little worried.
She bit her lip as Clara curled her hair. "It's Alex."
"Everything okay?" Beth's head snapped up from her painted nails.
"He wants to meet up this weekend."
"Oh." They chorused, looking at Lucy.
"Erm.. I think I'm going to." She said, forcing a smile onto her nervous face.
"Do you want one of us to come with you?" Meghan offered.
Lucy shook her head. "I think I have to this myself.. he's my dad and I really want to get to know him."
"It must be so weird being able to google your dad." Beth smiled, lightening the mood a little.
"Yeah, it must." She smiled, before texting a reply.
Yeah, sure dad. Let me know what you have planned x
"Thanks for your help." Bethany smiled at Clara and Claire.
"No problem girls." Clair smiled. "Have a good evening."
"Thanks." The three girls chorused.
"Right." Meghan said, grabbing her car keys. "Time to head over to the hotel."
The hotel was impressive, but not as much as the one they had stayed at in New York.
Their hotel room was opposite the one the boys would be staying in, and Stella and Macy's was next door, so they hurried inside before anyone could see their hair and make-up.
Downstairs, the ball had already started, but they weren't worried about being fashionably late.
Meghan zipped up her pinky-purple, sparkly strapless dress, which hugged around her hips before flowing out and skimming the top of her knees. She fixed a black bow onto the top of her messy-curly bun before putting on her snowflake necklace and matching earrings. She slipped on her favourite black court shoes and her black wrap.
"Ta-da!" She spun in a circle and looked over at her sisters.
Bethany wore a brown sequinned strapless stress, which tied around her middle with a pinky sash. She wore her favourite black sandals and brushed her now-straight blonde hair out of her face. She threw on her leather jacket to keep her warm until they were in the ballroom.
Lucy was wearing a lilac dress with sequins down to the waist, before it flowed outwards. There was a purple bow around the middle which held a purple flower. She wore a delicate silver key necklace and silver strappy sandals. She threw on a long black velvet cloak at the top; she wanted a "Cinderella Story" feel to this outfit, and her sisters were sure this would grab Joe's attention.
Her hair was curled in ringlets, with the front sections pinned back out of her face.
"Well, I think it's safe to say, we look HOT!" Lucy grinned.
Her sisters nodded in agreement.
"We're also thirty minutes late." Beth laughed. "Nick just texted asking where we are."
"Time to make an entrance, ladies." Meghan took each sister by the arm and they headed downstairs.
The ballroom was in the hotel basement, so you had to descend a grand staircase to reach the dancefloor.
On the dancefloor, their fellow students were already dancing away. Kevin noticed the girls first, waving frantically.
Nick turned around as Beth's jacket was taken from her by one of the maids. He grinned, admiring her outfit.
Kevin smacked Joe around the back of the head and he turned and watched as Lucy's cloak was taken off.
His jaw dropped. She looked like a princess.
"Er, dude, you've got some... drool." Kevin smirked as the girls walked down the stairs towards them.
Joe regained him composure and hit his brother in the arm. "Hey girls."
"Hey." They all smiled.
Nick took Bethany's hand and kissed it. "You look beautiful, as always."
She giggled and blushed crimson. "And you're looking very handsome."
"May I have this dance?"
She nodded, eagerly. "Of course."
He took her to a spot on the dancefloor.
"Awh, that's adorable." Lucy smiled.
Meghan nodded. "They're the perfect couple."
Joe shuffled about, nervously in his tuxedo.
"This is so much better than a college party back home!" Lucy said to Joe. "I never got to dress up like this apart from my prom." She spun in a circle.
He stared into her eyes and she looked away, trying not to blush.
"Do something, idiot." Kevin whispered to him. He then turned to Meghan. "Come on, I'll buy you a drink."
They walked off, leaving Lucy and Joe standing, sheepishly.
"Um... thanks for sending Claire and Clara over." She said, breaking the silence.
"Uh, no problem." He shrugged.
Kevin waved his arms around at the bar.
"For gods sake, why won't he do something?!"
Meghan laughed. "For the same reason Lucy won't do something?"
"Because she likes him?"
Meghan nodded. "As if it wasn't obvious."
"So they're just going to stand there like lemons all night?"
"Probably." She sighed.
"Well, then, we better do something."
"Like....." Meghan stopped. "I have a perfect idea. Come on, let's go see the DJ."
She dragged Kevin off towards the DJ.
"This is getting totally stupid." Nick whispered to Bethany, nodding in Joe's direction.
"I know, right? They can't stop staring at each other, yet they're not doing ANYTHING!" She replied with a sigh.
"I told him just to tell her, but he never listens."
"Okay, if they're not dancing in the next five minutes, lets force them to. Deal?"
He grinned, wickedly. "Deal."
Lucy smiled as the intro of "I'm yours" by Jason Mraz burst through the speakers. "This song is like, my favourite!"
"Not a JONAS song then?" Joe pouted, playfully.
Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted
"Okay, well one of my favourites." She laughed. "This song is just so different and romantic."
Kevin held up a sign and Joe groaned, inwardly, as he read it:
Her favourite song. Ask her to dance now, idiot.
Joe shifted, nervously.
I fell right through the cracks
And now I'm trying to get back
"Er... do you want to dance?" He asked, his heart racing.
Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
Lucy bit her lip and nodded. "I'd love to."
Nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some
Joe took one of her hands, trying to stop his from shaking. He had no idea what his problem was. He'd danced with her before. But maybe it was because this song was slower, and since then, he'd fallen pretty deep.
I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours
He placed his other hand on Lucy's waist as she placed hers on his shoulder.
Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
They swayed gently to the music and Joe stuck his tongue out at Kevin who was now holding a sign that read FINALLY!
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love
Listen to the music of the moment maybe sing with me
Joe gently spun Lucy in a circle, holder her tighter when she nearly tripped.
"Man, I have two left feet." She laughed, feeling a little embarassed.
I like peaceful melodys
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love love
"Don't worry, I'm always here to catch you." He whispered.
Lucy looked up and blushed a little.
So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours
"You look really beautiful, you know." He whispered to her as their eyes met once again.
"You don't scrub up so bad yourself." She smiled.
"Well, you always look beautiful." He inched his face towards hers.
In that moment, Lucy's body completely shut down. She was pretty sure what was going to happen, and she was pretty sure it was a dream.
Her heart was racing so fast, she was sure she should have been dead, and she was struggling to keep her breathing regular.
"Can... can I kiss you?" Joe whispered when their faces were just a few inches apart.
She swallowed and nodded, feeling too numb to speak.
And with that, he closed the gap between their lips, creating a tingling sensation. Okay, now Lucy was pretty sure she had to be dreaming, but why wasn't she waking up and why was Joe pulling her closer?
He moved one of his hands to her cheek and the other to the small of her back, pushing her closer to him.
She automatically moved her hands to his shoulders as he deepened the kiss and ran his tongue along her bottom lip.
She granted his entrance and ran a hand through his hair.
Joe slowly pulled away and smiled, resting his forehead against hers.
This is our fate, I'm yours
"Okay, so when we wanted you guys to admit your feelings, we didn't want to watch a game of tonsil tennis." Kevin's voice echoed around them.
They jumped apart, returning to planet earth and turned to see their siblings staring at them.
Lucy bit her lip, nervously as Joe ran his hand through his hair.
"I honestly cannot believe Joseph let you touch his hair." Nick smirked.
"And I just threw up a little bit." Stella said, walking over to them with a frown on her face. "Okay, more than a little bit."
Beth turned and glared at Stella. "So please tell me you guys are together now?!"
Joe looked over at Lucy with a smile and she nodded.
"Thank god!" Meghan said, over-dramatically. "I thought the world was coming to an end."
But it wasn't. It was just beginning.