AN: Well this is the last chapter guys :( Maybe now I'll be able to concentrate on my school work (Not ruddy likely lol). Well I've loved writing this and I hope it lives up to expectations and thanks for all your reviews and the favourite-ing of both me and the story :) Enjoy :)

Chapter Twelve

Standing in the crowd I was deafened by the chanting of 'Hannah! Hannah! Hannah!' but as soon as the music started for Rockstar and the cheering grew even louder, I found myself cheering and applauding along with the same enthusiasm as some of the die-hard fans who were screaming the loudest.

Then there she was. She ran out in front of the other dancers from backstage and the Ruby tapped me on the shoulder and I realised how loud I was and I was practically screaming into her ear. I settled for a huge grin instead of the screaming and applauded along with the crowd, watching intently as she moved her hips and sang one of my favourite Hannah songs.


Sometimes I walk a little faster
In the school hallway
Just to get next to you
Some days I spend a little extra
Time in the morning
Just to impress you

Guess you don't notice
Guess you don't need to
Sad you're not seein'
what you're missin'
On the outside shyin' away
On the inside dyin' to say

I'm unusual
Not so typical
Way too smart to be waiting around
Tai chi practices
Snowboard champion
I could fix the flat on your car
I might even be a rockstar
I might even be a rockstar"

That's when she stopped. She just stopped completely and just stared into the crowd. She never gets nervous – something's wrong. What is she staring at? I turned round to follow her gaze and saw Travis, his head higher than the rest of the crowd and thus giving Miley the perfect view of him. Inconsiderate basted! Didn't he realise what his coming here might do?

Turning my attention back to Miley I saw that she was now staring at me, then she looked her dad, then I followed her gaze again to see she was looking at Crazy Lady – I forget her actual name, then back at her dad. What's going on Miley?

The dancers and the music had carried on as if Miley wasn't gripping onto the microphone stand, as if scared she may faint. Oh God – is she going to faint? Panic rooted me to the spot no matter how much I tried to run towards the stage.

"I can't do this," she said, staring at her feet. Someone give me a push, I need to go to her but my feet won't let me! That's when the music did stop. The crowd muttered to one another. "Sorry," she said looking out at the crowd. None of us moved; me, her dad, Vita, Ruby – we all stood confounded by what was happening.

"I've loved being her but…" she continued, "I just don't think I can do it anymore," Do what Miley? Do what? "At least not here, not... with you guys. See, this is – this is home. This is where I'm from; this is family. And there's only so many sacrifices you can ask a family to make," Where is she going with this? I watched as Miley nervously clutched at the microphone in her hands.

"The last time I stood on this stage I was six. I was…I was just Miley," I was gobsmacked, I honestly couldn't believe what she was saying, "And I still am!" she said a little louder before pulling off her wig.

There was a unanimous gasp which ran through the crowd. Oh God – Miley, what are you thinking? Then she pulled off her little jacket so she stood in her red t-shirt and her jeans. Looking like Miley, not Hannah. I pushed my hand through my hair knowing that there was definitely no going back on this now.

"Hi. Uh, it's me… I've hurt a lot of people… but I didn't mean too," she looked at me when she said that then looked over to Crazy Lady, "Lorelai – please don't hate my dad. It was my fault and he was just trying to protect me. And all of you guys," she said looking over at us, "I'm sorry for everything that Hannah's put you through, like I said, there's only so many sacrifices you can ask of somebody and I'm sorry," I was tearing up at hearing Miley speak from her heart, "And Travis. I'm sorry for hurting you and lying to you. I truly am. I hurt you because I was going through some things and everything was just happening all at once but that's no excuse. I should have led you on when I knew my heart belonged to someone else," she turned her attention to me, and the crowd all seemed to be staring at me.

"And I've hurt you most of all Lilly, and I can't apologise enough. I hurt you over and over when all you ever did was love me... And even after all that, you still stayed by my side. I know an apology isn't enough to take back what I've done, but I hope you'll forgive me and give me a chance to make it up to you?" I didn't realise what she'd said was a question until silence filled the air and the crowd seemed to intensify their stare. My skin burned and I knew I would turn the colour of Miley's shirt any second now so I looked up at the girl I loved on the stage, and smiled before I answered her.

"Always," I said, my smile turning into a grin as a slow applause broke out in the crowd and Miley grinned back at me.

She looked behind her on the stage to see a crew guy hand her a new microphone and stand – same as before but minus the plastic diamonds. Much more Miley.

"I know you all came her to hear Hannah, but um.. if you don't mind I've written ya'll a song – its kinda personal," the crowd was silent, all listening to what Miley had so say and we were all curious about this song; me especially as I cant think how she had the time to write a new song with all that's been going on, "It's about what I've learned these past couple of weeks," her eyes flicked over to Travis, "Life's a climb," she smiled at him, and I saw him smile back. Then she looked at me, grinning, "But the view is great," she said, her smile evident in her voice. I grinned back, going even redder than before as some people turned to look at me again.

The music started up with just a simple yet beautiful piano solo for a few notes before she started singing, still clutching tightly onto the Hannah wig.

"I can almost see it
That dream I'm dreaming but
There's a voice inside my head sayin',
You'll never reach it,
Every step I'm taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb"

Then the beat picked up and the whole crowd stopped waving their arms to the slow beat and burst into applause. I tried my hardest to clap the loudest for her. And my heart melted each time she looked at me and smiled while she sang.

"The struggles I'm facing,
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I,
I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on, cause

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb yeah"

I saw how Lorelai, now I remembered her name, looked at Miley's dad and despite his 'pointy-finger-dad-dancing' I could see that she wanted to make things up with him. I turned my attention back to Miley who was getting more into her song the more the crowd cheered. I smiled at her and glanced at Ruby who was crying next to me; I was proud of her too.

"There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb yeah yeah ea ea

Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It's all about
It's all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith

Whoa a oh oh"

She smiled out at the crowd, seeming marvelled by their reaction. I joined in with the screaming and jumping up and down when the song finished, and Miley smiled her 'Miley smile'. But I was the first to stop jumping and applauding when I saw Miley revert back to the sad, almost shy girl from before, when she stopped singing Rockstar.

She pushed her hair out of her eyes then indicated for the crowd to quieten down. I crossed my arms in anticipation for what she was going to say.

"Thanks for letting me live my Hannah… bye," I felt physically wounded when I heard all that emotion put into that last word, and I was just about to run after her when I heard a little girl speak up from the crowd.

"Please? Please be Hannah," she said, her innocent request pulled at the crowd's hearts, "We'll keep your secret," Quiet laughter and applause could be heard as people heard the girl's sweet desperation to have Hannah back.

"I'm sorry; I can't. It's too late," Miley responded.

"Sure you can!" yelled Travis over the crowds. Hey! That was my line!

"Put the wig back on- you'll never have a normal life if you don't," added Vita, being nice for once. What is it with people and stealing my lines!

"Hannah's a part of you, don't let her go," I said before anyone else could steal it, meaning it with my whole heart. Sure, Hannah made a balls of things occasionally, but she's Miley and I love my Miley.

The crowd restarted a chant of 'Hannah! Hannah! Hannah' and I joined in, clapping along as Miley looked around, confused, before grinning at me and holding out her hand. What was she doing? Wait- she wants me to go on stage? I felt myself go red again as the crowd started pushing me towards the stage. Reaching the front, two guys actually picked me up to get me on stage. Whoa- hands guys, hands! I could have used the stairs you know. I took her outstretched hand she squeezed it tight.

"You sure you want me to do this Lilly?" She asked, holding up the wig with her other hand.

"Like I said, Hannah is a part of you. And I love you… every part of you,"

The crowd 'awwed' and started chanting again but I didn't hear them, as I watched Miley's smile grow even bigger as she put the Hannah wig on.

"I love you too Lilly," she said, and I heard what the crowd were chanting: 'Kiss her! Kiss her! Kiss her! Well, I wasn't going to argue with over five-thousand people now, was I? I pulled her to me and our lips met just like in the movies; you know when you hear the applause of the crowd, have the feeling of utter devotion to the other and see the fireworks behind your eyes.

I opened my eyes as I pulled away and saw the reporter with his phone pointing up towards us. Unable to speak quickly enough, I just twisted Miley around and we saw him take the photo.

"No, please!" Miley begged but Oswald dashed through the crowds pretty fast for an overweight guy.

"Somebody stop him!" I yelled, pointing at him. I followed Miley who'd ran behind the stage. We were on a little balcony looking down onto the reporter.

Travis followed by two security people came down one end of the alley whist Vita and Mr Stewart came down the other.

"One more step and I click send," Oswald said and everyone stopped, "Two secrets for the price of one," I held on tight to Miley's hand as we watched the scene from above as he speed-dialled a number.

"Don't do it man," Mr Stewart said, trying to calm the situation down.

"I'm sorry but there's nothing on earth that'll stop me from- " he stopped abruptly as two young, dark haired girls in what looked like a boarding school uniform, ran towards him repeatedly saying 'Daddy'.

"Phoebe? Clarissa? What are you doing here?" he asked, genuinely shocked to see them. These girls were absolutely crazy; they didn't seem to be able to stand still.

"This nice lady sorted it all out," the taller of the two said, pointing at Vita who looked at Oswald with a smug expression on her face, "Two free tickets; upper class. It was brilliant," she continued in her British accent.

"I thought the girls would appreciate a couple of free tickets," said Vita, the smugness still on her face. Well whatdya know – nice one Vita!

"Are we too late? Is she going to sing again?" the other girl asked, and then they both started talking at once, making their voices undecipherable. I watched as the reporter guy simply pointed up. The two British girls followed where he was pointing and saw 'Hannah' and me on the balcony. Miley gave them a small wave, and they went mental: jumping up and down and screaming 'oh my god' over and over.

"You're not gonna destroy their dreams are you? Because that's what Hannah's all about," said Vita, pulling Oswald to one side, "Is that your story?" We watched as Oswald seemed to be torn between what to do. Miley squeezed my hand much tighter as she grew nervous of his decision.

"No," he said, shaking his head at Vita, "that's not my story." Miley fell into my arms and I held her securely in my embrace. If she weren't holding on to me so tight, I would go down there and make him change his mind.

He whistled sharply and the girls finally shut up. Then he put his phone to his ear.

"Get this down Lucinda," he said, and Miley squeezed me ever tighter as this man was about to tell her secret – her two secrets. "Bon Chic magazine is run by a wretched, soulless succubus, who prays on the misfortune of others. And I'm not going to put up with is any longer," he said and flipped his phone shut, Miley lifted her head out of the crook of my neck and looked down at Oswald, "I think I just quit," he said and we applauded him.

Vita took the girls back round to the front, saying that 'Hannah had a few more songs in her'.

"Thanks partner," said Mr Stewart, patting Oswald on the back before they disappeared around the corner. We we're just about to leave too when Travis ran up the stairs.

"Miley!" he shouted, and we stopped turning to face him. She pulled the wig from her head with one hand while still holding mine with the other. I squeezed her hand, not knowing what Travis was going to say.

"Don't worry, I'm not here take her away from you Lilly," he smiled, obviously noticing how I'd inched protectively closer to her. "I just wanted to apologise for acting like such an ass yesterday, I shouldn't have acted that way. You were just trying to…this is going to sound cheesy, but you were just trying to have 'the best of both worlds'," I stifled a giggle at that, because it was cheesy. "And I just want to wish you guys luck together and say goodbye cause I know you're leaving soon," he put his hand behind Miley's neck and kissed her on the forehead, then he held out his hand to me, "Congratulations Lilly, the best ma-girl won. Look after her; she's a great girl," he said as I shook his hand.

"Yep, she's a keeper," I said putting my arm around her waist.

"See you around, Smiley Miley," he said, and with that he walked back down the steps and around to the front of the stage. "Well I guess it's official then," I mused when he left.

"Official?" Miley asked, turning to face me.

"We're now officially girlfriend and girlfriend," I smiled and she took my lips with hers again.


"You wake up, it's raining and it's Monday
Looks like one of those rough days
Time's up, you're late again, so get out the door
Sometimes you feel like running
Find a whole new life and jump in
Let go, get up and hit the dance floor
But when the lights go down it's the ending of the show
And you're feeling like you got nowhere to go
Don't you know

You can change your hair and you can change your clothes
You can change your mind, that's just the way it goes
You can say goodbye, you can say hello
But you'll always find your way back home
You can change your style, you can change your jeans
You can learn to fly and you can chase your dreams
You can laugh and cry but everybody knows
You'll always find your way back home"

I watched Mr Stewart and Lorelai find each other in the crowd from my position on the truck. The next thing I knew, they were kissing. I didn't mind them kissing this time – I'd gotten my kiss and not only that but I'd gotten the girl as well.

"Where they know exactly who you are
Back home where the real you is the superstar
Back home, you know it's never too far away"

Miley- Hannah- the girl I loved carried on singing as she climbed on to the truck parked at the front of the stage. She took my hand and I danced along with her as she sang. And the truck pulled away from the stage, the crowd following close behind, clapping to the beat.

"You can change your hair and you can change your clothes
You can change your mind, that's just the way it goes
You can say goodbye, you can say hello
But you'll always find your way back
You can change your hair and you can change your clothes
You can change your mind, that's just the way it goes
You can say goodbye, you can say hello
But you'll always find your way back home
You can change your style, you can change your jeans
You can learn to fly and you can chase your dreams
You can laugh and cry but everybody knows
You'll always find your way back home
You'll always find your way back home
You'll always find your way back home
You'll always you'll always find your way back home
You'll always find your way back home"

Collapsing as the song finished and the truck headed back to the farmhouse, the other dancers jumping off as it slowed. I was knackered – how did she do this without even breaking a sweat?

"Fuck me," I breathed, lying down on the floor of the truck trying to catch my breath.

"All you have to do is ask," whispered Miley as she crawled over to me so she was directly above me. Despite being oxygen-deprived, my breathing stopped as I looked into Miley's passion filled eyes. She lowered herself slowly, licking her own lips, before captivating my own once again.

AN: Just to clear this up, when Vita says"You're not gonna destroy their dreams are you?" she's only referring to the Hannah secret not the Liley love. I just reread it and I wasn't sure if it was clear enough. I had planned a different ending with the whole 'fuck me,' on the truck but I couldn't think of a way to incorporate my other ending. I was going to put something along the lines of Lilly saying to Miley that Hannah didn't have to be gay if she didn't want to be (because she'd mentioned this when in the barn a few chapters back) but Miley simply responds with something along the lines of 'but I doubt Hannah'll be able to keep her hands off of Lola,'. That's what I'd planned but I still like the version I've put in. I'm thinking of doing a bit of a sequel - to show more of them being actually together, telling Oliver and school and stuff but it's not a fully formed idea yet. Tell me what you guys think, you lovely people :) x