A/N. Months ago I was talking with my BFF/Angst Twin One Man Writing Games about a rumor of a James/Camille/Logan love triangle in 'Big Time Rush'. This is what I came up with way before 'Big Time Girlfriends'. I hope you like it. I don't own anything.
James Diamond ran his lucky comb through his brown hair. He grinned at his reflection in the bathroom mirror and gave himself a thumbs up. "Lookin' good!" He exclaimed cheerfully. He adjusted his black T-shirt and gave himself one final look over. "You are so ready to get a girlfriend today."
"Really, James?" Kendall Knight rolled his eyes at one of his best friends. "We've been here for six months and you haven't met anyone who you really like. What makes you think that today will be any different?"
"Because," James spun around. "I've got a feeling!" He sang out, ignoring another eye roll from Kendall. "Seriously, man." He said, punching Kendall lightly on the shoulder. "Today is the day I'm going to fall in love. I just know it."
The two boys heard a laugh and turned to see Carlos Garcia, another third of their four member band, Big Time Rush, watching them in amusement. "Let me know how that turns out for you, James. I'm going to lunch with Stephanie and then we're stopping by the animal shelter. She volunteers there every Monday." He made a face. "I hope we don't have to do anything gross." But Carlos was too good humored to ever be in a bad mood for too long and he grinned at James. "Hey, James. If you're prediction does turn out to be true I'll buy you and your girlfriend lunch, okay?"
James grinned back. "I'll hold you to that, Carlos." He held out a hand and the two boys shook hands enthusiastically. "And you better not mean McDonald's." James started to leave then turned around and pointed at his friend warningly.
Carlos shrugged. "Who knows? But you already shook on it so there's no going back." He laughed at James' face. "I promise, man. It'll be nice enough."
"I believe you." James picked up a pool towel and flung it over his shoulder. "'I'll be down at the pool if you guys need me. Try not to interrupt me and my new girlfriend though, okay?" He winked at his friends and then left the apartment with Kendall and Carlos shaking their heads.
It was was perfect summer afternoon to sit by the pool. James pulled of his shirt and draped it over his favorite chair before settling down and closing his eyes against the bright sun light. Once his eyes adjusted, he opened them again and looked around thoughtfully. He couldn't understand why he didn't have a girlfriend yet. Back in Minnesota he had always had girls chasing after him. Now he was lucky if they gave him the time of day. And yet, all of his friends had a girlfriend.
Kendall had Jo Taylor, a singer/actress from North Carolina. The two were perfect for each other. They were not only both blonde and good looking but they also had great personalities and similar interests.
Carlos had Stephanie and those two were even more alike than Kendall and Jo. Both were incurable pranksters and always looking for a good time. But they were also two really sweet people and James was happy for his friend.
Even Logan had a girlfriend. Logan was painfully shy and awkward around girls which was why James really didn't understand why he and Camille Sanders were together. Both were amazing people and everyone liked them but it was definitely a case of "opposites attract" with the two of them. Camille was headstrong and full of confidence while Logan was timid and preferred to stay out of the spotlight.
It was weird because the more he thought about it, the more James realized that he and Camille were very much alike. But she was absolutely infatuated with Logan and Logan was at last getting comfortable with the idea of being in a relationship. James didn't want to mess anything up.
James jumped in surprise and found himself looking up at Camille herself. The dark-haired actress grinned at the look on his face and he suddenly found himself floundering for something to say to her. "Camille!" He finally responded intelligently. "What's up?"
Camille sat down in the chair next to him and folded her hands in her lap. "I actually came by to ask a favor." She blushed and looked down at her hands.
"Sure, what's up?" James asked curiously. He grinned. "Want me to tell you Logan's favorite number?" He teased.
"No I-" Camille stopped and gave him a funny look. "Logan has a favorite number?" She asked in confusion.
James laughed. "Of course he does." He answered fondly. "That's our Logan. He loves everything to do with numbers so naturally he would have a favorite."
"That's so cute." Camille sighed. "I wish he was here today. Why does he have to take a math class in the summer?" When James merely looked at her, she sighed again. "Logan." She answered herself. "Anyway, what is Logan's favorite number?"
"Six." James said. "I forget why exactly. Something about it being a 'perfect' number'. It's some sort of math term I think." He shrugged and changed the subject. "So since you didn't come to ask me what Logan's favorite number is, what did you come to ask me?"
Camille looked surprised as if she had forgotten about her question entirely. "Oh, right." She said finally. "Sorry, I forgot. Well, since Logan is going to be gone for the afternoons this week I was wondering if you wanted to help me with an audition I have coming up this Saturday."
James hesitated. "What kind of role would I be playing?" He asked warily. "Listen, Camille. I'd be happy to help you but since you and Logan are technically a couple now I wouldn't want to mess anything up. You know?"
"That's so sweet, James." Camille smiled at him. "But don't worry. I'd never ask you to do anything like that Basically my character falls in love with this 'bad boy' and you play my overly protective big brother who doesn't want me to get hurt." She smiled up at him. "See? Perfectly harmless."
James nodded in relief. "Sure, Camille. I'd be glad to help you then. Do you have the scripts with you?"
Camille thrust a small stack of papers at him and stood up. "Thanks so much, James. You're Mike and I'm Leah." She looked around at the noisy pool scene. "Would you mind if we practiced in the lobby though? It's less crowded and it's easier to concentrate when it's quieter."
James nodded in understanding and stood up as well. "Let's go then."
Logan Mitchell closed his math book and notebook and piled the two together. He picked them up and stood, preparing to leave. He thanked Mr. Jackson, the professor, and left the building. The summer heat had cooled considerably and the early evening was enjoyable for Logan to talk the short distance from the university to his home at the Palm Woods hotel.
When he arrived though, Logan immediately sensed that something was off. The teenagers outside kept giving him strange glances, mixed emotions on their faces. Logan recognized concern, confusion, sympathy, and even anger. An uneasy feeling settled in the pit of his stomach and Logan quickened his pace, eager to get to Apartment 2J to make sure that all of his friends were okay. He was stopped in the lobby however, by the Jenifers of all people. "Hi." He greeted, unsure of what they could possibly want with him.
The blonde Jenifer lowered her sunglasses and looked at him. Logan was surprised to see sympathy in the usually harsh eyes. "Logan, I just want to be the first one to tell you that I'm really sorry." She said softly. "It's gotta suck."
Logan felt his uneasiness shift into a barely controlled panic. He swallowed hard. "Sorry?" He repeated nervously. "Sorry about what?"
Jenifer's eyes widened in surprise. "You mean you don't know?" She asked him. "Where have you been all day?"
"At a summer math course. It's just for a week but-" Logan stopped his explanation. She didn't need to know everything. "Look, what's the matter? Is everyone okay?"
The Jenifers traded glances with one another. "Oh, Logan." Blonde Jenifer seemed to be the one selected to do all the talking this time and it made Logan even more nervous. Usually all three of them had something to say. "So you really have no idea."
"No idea about what?" Logan asked helplessly. He had to literally resist the urge to shake an explanation out of Jenifer. "Can someone please tell me what's going on?"
"James and Camille." Jenifer looked at him as if the names were supposed to mean something.
All Logan knew was that she had mentioned one of his best friend's names and his girlfriend's name. Had something happened to James and Camille? Where were Kendall and Carlos?
"They've been hanging out all day long. Just the two of them." Jenifer's voice dropped to a conspiratorial whisper. "At first they were just talking but then they started to look like they were getting cozy with each other." She never took her eyes off Logan's face, watching his expression carefully. "I can't imagine what it must feel like to have your best friend and your girlfriend go behind your back like that."
Logan could only stare at her. "James is my best friend. He would never-"
"Oh, Logan." Jenifer's voice was sickeningly sweet and condescending. "You're a sweet guy but you're also extremely naïve. That's how things work sometimes." She reached out and patted him gently on the cheek.
Logan pulled away in disgust. "Shut up." He snapped, forgetting that he really shouldn't be so rude to girls. Besides, it was better than punching them which was exactly what he wanted to do. "You're either lying or you're stupider than I thought. I don't know what's going on but I'm sure that there's a perfectly good explanation for everything. So if you'll excuse me I think I'll go find out for myself." He turned around and stalked away, ignoring the stares that the heated discussion had attracted.
Despite Jenifer's warning, Logan was still surprised to find James and Camille together in a secluded part of the lobby. He pushed away the sudden, nagging feeling that the sight caused and walked up to them casually. "Hey."
James and Camille looked up at him as if he was the last person on Earth they had expected to see. "Logan!" James exclaimed in surprise. "What are you doing here?"
"Um. . ." Logan gave his friend a funny look. "I live here remember?"
Camille stood up and gave him a quick kiss. "We weren't expecting you back." She said breathlessly. "What time is it?"
"A little after six." Logan shifted uncomfortably and looked at James and Camille carefully. Neither one of them looked even remotely guilty or embarrassed but they looked confused.
"Wow, really?" As if to prove Logan's guess, James' eyes widened. "Time sure flies, huh? How was your math class?"
"Good." Logan nodded and then cleared his throat. It was better to get it out of the way as quickly as possible. "Can I ask you guys something?" They nodded and he went on, staring at his shoes. "I ran into the Jenifers outside. They told me that you two were hanging out all day and. . . I was wondering. . ." He looked back up at them. "I was wondering what you were doing." He blushed and rubbed the back of his neck.
"Oh!" James finally looked properly ashamed but Logan still didn't know why. "Logan, I'm sorry. We should have told you right away. Camille asked me to help her prepare for an audtion she has this Saturday since you're going to be busy this week." When Logan nodded and waited for him to go on, James picked up his already tattered scripts and gave them to his friend. "I'm Mike and Camille is Leah. We're brother and sister."
Logan glanced at the scripts and instantly felt ashamed of his earlier suspicions. "Oh." He hastily handed the papers back to James. "Sorry, I should have known. Things were just really weird when I first came in."
Camille and James both nodded and smiled. "So it's okay if James keeps helping me?" Camille asked.
"Yeah, sure." Logan blushed even more. "You don't need to ask my permission."
"I know." Camille shrugged and then kissed him again. "I just wanted to make sure." She smiled at both boys and then backed away a little bit. "I didn't know it was so late. I'd better head up to dinner."
"We should too." James said, looking sideways at Logan. When he nodded, the two parted ways with the actress and headed upstairs. "Are you okay with this, Logie?" James asked quietly as they waited for the elevator.
Logan nodded. "Yeah. Really, it's no big deal, James. I trust you."
A/N. So this was short and maybe ended suddenly but it's the first chapter. Not much has happened. . . yet. Please review and you just might find out what I have planned. Because the earlier author's note and the title of this story didn't give it away or anything. Lol. But no, seriously. Please review if you read and liked this. It means a lot to me to get feedback. Thanks so much!