Chapter 1 – 'I am what I am and, you know, I'm a very lucky guy.'
"Adam, if you don't shut up I swear-"
"Ooooh, looks like things are worse than we thought, Sienna. Jason doesn't look very well balanced up there, does he?" Belle said seriously, walking up Jason's drive with Sienna in tow. Adam turned around, letting go of the bottom of Jason's ladder, and smiled.
"ADAM!" Jason yelled down at him, as the ladder wobbled dangerously. Belle flashed a smile at Adam and darted to the base of the ladder, steadying it.
"Uh, sorry man, can't help it if I get distracted by beautiful ladies though, can I?" Adam muttered, grinning guiltily. Sienna laughed and perched on the bonnet of the Bug as Jason climbed down the ladder, shaking his head.
"Thanks for saving my life, Belle, got real scary up there." He said as he hugged her, then he looked over at Adam, "Get out of here, Adam, useless old man." Adam clutched his heart in mock agony and stumbled back. Jason laughed and walked over to Sienna, jumping up onto the Bug and giving her a peck on the lips.
"Now that the crisis is over, what do you want to do today?" Sienna asked everyone, settling into Jason's arms.
"Beach!" Belle piped up.
"Really? We always go to the beach..." Adam moaned.
"Adam." Belle said sternly, "There are nearly always girls at the beach, so you should enjoy going to the beach. Comprendé?" Adam rolled his eyes at Jason, who just shrugged. Any time he got with Sienna was brilliant, so he didn't care where they went.
"Well, I say beach. I want to go swimming and we just got those new bikinis, remember Belle?" Sienna said innocently. Adam flushed.
"You know, on second thoughts I think the beach will be fine." He said, clearing his throat. Everyone looked expectantly at Jason. He looked at each of them, thinking how flipping lucky he was and laughed.
"Beach it is. Let me grab my board."
A few hours later Jason, Sienna and Belle were sitting at a new restaurant that had opened up in the town centre. Adam had gone home to watch a CSI marathon, leaving Jason alone with the two girls.
"Soooooo," Belle sung, "what has a girl gotta do to get some alcohol around here?"
"Keep it down Belle, some weirdo might hear and get the wrong idea." Jason said solemnly, shaking his head.
"Hmmm...well, I wouldn't mind a handsome weirdo."
"What? Like Jason here?" Sienna grinned mischievously.
"Well, you did do pretty well there Sienna...pity I don't have one to match, isn't it?"
Jason was starting to feel a little uncomfortable now, and quickly tried to change the subject by signalling the waiter.
"This weirdo may be handsome, but no one will get in the way of his stomach." Jason said, winking at the two girls.
After ordering, Belle went to speak to one of the waiters who she had said was "a handsome, already fed, weirdo", leaving Jason and Sienna to themselves.
"We should go on a road trip. You know, along the coast and stuff. See the sights of the West." Sienna suggested dreamily.
"What? Malibu too boring for you?" Jason teased, smiling at her. Sienna rolled her eyes.
"No, seriously. It would be fun, to get out of this place for a while. Get away from day-to-day life for a bit."
"You're starting to sound like Paige did before we went to Vegas, and we all know how that turned out." Jason frowned, wondering if there was a reason for Sienna wanting to get away. She shook her head and looked at him.
"I don't have a psychopathic ex after me, last time I checked. Its just with the council here, I guess sometimes I feel a little trapped." She shrugged like it was no big deal...and at the time, it wasn't.
Jason yawned and got into bed, switching off the television show that he wasn't really watching. As he lay there, he thought of his life in Malibu. Yeah, real bad stuff had happened, but recently there had been no vampire voodoo to be seen and it gave Jason time to appreciate life without people constantly trying to kill him or his friends.
Unfortunately for Jason, this clean streak was about to end.
Jason stretched and rolled over, closing his eyes and waiting for sleep to come.
He smiled as he remembered the day when they took off for sin city with Sienna's sister.
He did not notice the smell of fuel filling his room.
He smiled as he saw Sienna in that amazing red dress, looking so beautiful anybody would fall for her.
He did not notice as a small flame appeared in the darkness, dancing with life and death.
He smiled as he held her, never wanting to let go.
As his room erupted in flame, Jason smiled.
Hey, thanks for reading, constructive criticism welcome and wanted! Also, let me know if you want more...I do have a story planned out if you do. Just say the word!
Disclamer: I do not own these characters and they are from the mind of Alex Duval.