A/N: Alright so this is for my wonderful e-sis Demi. So...the oneshot didn't technically turnout Christmas themed but heh, i like so...I hope you like it too Demi! I love you to death hun and the oneshot you wrote me was wonderful!

Merry Christmas!



Don't Forget About Us

By Mariah Carey

For Demi

Just let it die
With no goodbyes
Details don't matter
We both paid the price
Tears in my eyes
You know sometimes
It'd be like that baby

Demi couldn't help the way her eyes followed him down the hall. She couldn't believe it'd been months since they'd last spoken, or shared anything together. She used to share everything with him but now, there was nothing but empty space in her heart where once he had been.

"Yoohoo, Demi, over here hun," Nelly Marie, her friend and co-worker, waved a hand in front of Demi's face. "Yeah, we all see Mike too, y'know."

The brunette rolled her eyes before directing a glare at the younger brunette. Nelly just grinned innocently, holding her hands up, "don't kill me, okay. But you either need to a) get back together with him, or b) get over him. I'm sick and tired of you being all depressed and no fun, at all. I miss my old Demster."

"Look Nells, I'll deal with it in my own time, okay? If you don't want to stick around and be a real friend, that's fine with me, you can leave too."

Nelly rolled her brown eyes, "you can be such a drama queen. I never said I was going to leave you to fend for yourself. Take a chill pill."

The Portuguese woman could be seriously annoying sometime.

"So, are you going to choose an option, or continue on as you are."

"I'll take the latter for 500."

"You're hysterical."

"Come on, we have a match," Demi muttered, grabbing her friends hand.

"I'm gonna kick your ass out there, jut for the record."

"Sure you will."

"Don't doubt me."

"I'm not." She couldn't help but smile.

Nelly smiled as well, mission accomplished.

Now every time I see you
I pretend I'm fine
When I wanna reach out to you
But I turn and I walk and I let it ride
Baby I must confess
We were bigger than anything
Remember us at our best
And don't forget about

"What did I say?" Nelly grinned widely at Demi when she finally made it backstage.

"Why do you have to rub it in?"

"Cause I'm an annoying bitch, but you love me anyway," she hooked an arm around her brunette friend's neck.

"You wish."

"You're just so funny tod-" the words died as her eyes widened slightly. She pulled them to a sharp stop. They stood face to face with Mike Mizanin and Alex Riley.

"Well hello boys," Nelly said after a tense second of silence. The tension was practically visible and crackling in the air between Demi and Mike.

Demi knew she had to put her brave face on, so she smiled at Mike and Alex. "Hey," she greeted and prayed to god he wouldn't answer and would continue ignoring her. It would be so much better if he just continued to hate her.

Nelly eyed her friend, knowing the strained look on her face meant she was trying really hard not to run in the opposite direction.

"We were just heading to grab some water," like a good best friend, she was to the rescue. Hooking her arm around Demi's she walked around the two men and continued down the hall. "We'll see you around, talk to you two later," she hollered over her shoulder.

Late nights, playin' in the dark
And wakin' up inside my arms
Boy, you'll always be in my heart and
I can see it in your eyes
You still want it
So don't forget about us

I'm just speaking from experience
Nothing can compare to your first true love
So I hope this will remind you
When it's for real, it's forever
So don't forget about us

They stopped once they turned the corner and Nelly turned to face her.

"It's pointless, isn't it?" Demi asked, raking her fingers through her brown hair.

"What's pointless. You know I don't like that word," Nelly said, crossing her arms over her ample chest.

"It's pointless to still be in love with him when he obviously doesn't give a damn anymore," she threw one hand out, while the other landed on her hip.

Nelly was silent for a moment, she knew more than anything that Mike would always hold a special piece of Demi's heart. A piece that she knew he'd never let go of and Demi would never get back. But she was Demi's friend and couldn't just tell her to give it up. Nelly had always been a dream chaser herself, that's how she became a Diva in the first place. So telling her friend to give up her happily ever after dream just wasn't an option, it would be hypocritical of her.

"It's not pointless, trust me." Nelly placed a hand on her friends shoulder, sighing when it was brushed off.

"I just don't want him to forget about what we once were."But we both know
Nothing comes close to
What we had, it perseveres
That we both can't forget it
How good we used to get it

Oh they say
That you're in a new relationship

Demi's eyebrow almost visibly twitched as she sat across from her best friend in catering. Weeks had gone by since the pair's run in with Mike and Alex. She hadn't spoke to him since, in fact the two women hadn't even broached the subject of her fizzled relationship since that night.

"Why the hell are you fidgeting so much?" the older woman asked, arching an eyebrow at the younger brunette.

Nelly bit her lip before shrugging, "it's nothing."

"It sure as hell isn't nothing, your foot hasn't stopped shaking since you sat down, your knee bounces every time your legs aren't crossed. What's going on?"

The answer almost made her regret asking.

"Mike's dating someone new!" Nelly bit her lip again before blurting out, "and they just walked into catering. Don't turn around."

She never really did listen to Nelly, so she turned around in her seat. She didn't know who the blond bimbo was on Mike's arm, but she instantly didn't like her. She turned back to Nelly, keeping her face as blank as possible.

Nelly's brown eyes went from her friend to Mike. She was surprised when the Chick Magnet's blue eyes looked at her, then at Demi.

She knew neither of them could just forget.

There's only one me and you
And how we used to shine
No matter what you go through
We are one, that's a fact
That you can't deny
So baby we just can't let
The fire pass us by
Forever we'd both regret
So don't forget about

"Three years! Three fucking years! There's no one he can just forget all of that in six months!" Demi ranted as she paced the locker room.

Nelly sat alone on the bench, her legs crossed and arms folded. Her eyes followed her friend as she moved. She didn't say a word, just let her friend get it all out. It would be the only way Nelly could put her next plan into action.

She glanced at the time in her phone and hoped Demi vented fast.

"I mean, no matter what either of us do, we'll always compare everything to what we had. I still don't even get why Mike and I broke up."

Neither do I, Nelly thought with a flat look.

"I don't remember doing anything that I regret. I didn't do anything that would ruin our relationship but then that one morning we just woke up and he said we would never work out. That was it, we were through."

Nelly's eyebrows furrowed, "you just woke up and he cut you loose?"


"That's makes zero sense."

"Tell me about it."

Nelly glanced at the time on her phone, "here goes nothing," she muttered.

Late nights, playin' in the dark
And wakin' up inside my arms
Boy, you'll always be in my heart and
I can see it in your eyes
You still want it
So don't forget about us

I'm just speaking from experience
Nothing can compare to your first true love
So I hope this will remind you
When it's for real, it's forever
So don't forget about us

There was a knock on the door.

"I got it!" Nelly said, snapping to her feet and gliding to the door, Demi shook her head at how graceful her friend was in death trap heels.

"Hey, you said you wanted to practice the script for tonight."

Demi froze, she knew that voice anywhere. It was a voice that haunted her memories, was imprinted into her mind, recorded in her heart.

"Mike?" she asked.

Said man glanced around Nelly, "oh-uh-Demi," she stuttered.

Nelly glanced at Demi, she wasn't sure but she thought she saw her friend smirking.

"I'll leave you two to it then," and with that the younger brunette slipped out of the room. There was an audible click before silence engulfed them.

"Did she jut lock that door from the outside?" Demi asked, her eyebrows furrowing.

Mike swallowed, "I think so."

"Fuck," Demi threw her hands up in the air, turning away from the man who had broken her heart in such a random moment. She raked her fingers through her brown hair. "Nelly and her fucking meddling. I told her to just let it go, that I'd handle it on my own but no-"

"Demi." Mike's voice was right behind her.

She whirled around, coming face to chest with him. She stepped back and looked up. She stared up at him, and in some sappy romantic movie reel way all of her memories of them played through her head. All in a split second, the feelings were refreshed, desires awakened and love renewed.

She couldn't help herself as she reached her arms up, curling them around his neck, leaning down and kissing him soundly. She silently hoped and prayed he wouldn't pull away, and when he didn't she thought she'd die of happiness.

She pulled back, dropping her arms, she hoped that kiss would remind him. She hoped it would help him realize that what they had wasn't some short time thing. It was love, and it was a love that could last forever. It wasn't something they could just easily forget about.

Baby don't you, don't you forget about us

Don't baby, don't baby, don't let it go
No baby, no baby, no baby no
Don't baby, don't baby, don't let it go

Nelly chewed her thumbnail anxiously before turning to Alex beside her, "is it Christmas yet?"

"No...uh...yeah, now it is."

She pumped her fist in the air, "score, I think I just made myself a Christmas miracle." She grinned, "I'm like a fricking Love Santa."

"No, they're probably in there murdering each with their bare hands."

"Hun, I doubt that's what the screaming is from."

When it's for real, it's forever
So don't forget about us.