A/N: Don't touch me; I'm sterile! Just kidding! (Maybe.) Anyways, I'm new to this side of town. I've only written for Teen Titans and Big Time Rush before this, but I thought it was time for a change of scenery. I hope y'all review so I know if I'm horrible or wonderful or stuck in the middle with peanut butter. Help me out by reviewing, okay? (:

DISCLAIMER: I'd rub a genie lamp and wish I owned this, but that probably wouldn't work any time soon.


Of Climbing Trees and New Beginnings

"'Bryce and Juli sitting in a tree…' Was I ever going to leave the second grade behind?"


He finally got up the courage to climb the tree.

Once the sycamore tree he planted for Juli grew, reaching toward the sky, she took her place in the branches once again. This time, he joined her among them.

She was surprised when she first saw him climbing up towards her.

He never did that before, she thought, turning her head back to look at the view of the sunrise coloring the ground for miles. When he leaves rustled, announcing his arrival, she turned to him with a feigned expression of surprise.

"Bryce, you…"

"Yeah," he said, cutting her off. "Took a while though. I don't know how you managed to do this every day." He breathed deeply, gulping down air.

She just laughed, her eyes reflecting the light from the sun. "Well, you're here now. Enjoy the view," she said, grinning and watching the sun rise over the houses and trees.

He turned to watch as the colors spread out across the sky, painting it purple, orange, and pink. Then, he slightly tilted his head, glancing over at Juli slyly.

Well, not as sly as he thought.

She caught him the second time he did it. The corner of her mouth twitched upward, making her break out into a full grin. He tilted his head, staring at her full on this time.

"What are you smiling about?" He asked gently, remembering their last recent conversation that inevitably ended in an argument. He was trying to avoid that this time. He had something important to tell her.

"Everything," she replied vaguely, swinging her legs. She looked at him through the corner of her eye.

He grinned, visibly nervous. "Yeah. Um, Juli?" He asked awkwardly, rubbing the back of his neck with one hand while holding onto the branch with the other.

"Yes, Bryce?"

"I was, uh, wondering if we could, uh…" he trailed off, shaking his head and muttering something under his breath that sounded like 'That doesn't work.'

She carefully placed her hand over his, tightly gripping onto the tree. "Bryce, just tell me."

"I was wondering if," he paused, taking a deep breath, "we could start over," he finished. "Of course, not like, completely over, just…recently," he rambled on.

She laughed, nodding her head. "I'd like that." She broke out into a full grin once again.

"Great," he said, releasing a breath of air he hadn't known he was holding. "And this time, you don't have to bid money for me," he said, smiling back.

They stayed up there until the sun blazed, completely visible in the morning sky.


A/N: So, I read the book about four to five years ago, but I watched the movie two days ago. Now, unlike most movies based on books, this one stuck to the plot fairly well, I thought. (Better than I Am Number Four, at least.) Now, I would really like it if you reviewed and told me if I sucked horribly or I was alright. Any review will do. And lastly, adieu to you and you and you! (: