Alcohol

Jade walked around the trailer with her normal big garbage bag and threw bottles into it as she came across them. Some were half full while others were completely empty. Beck was passed out on the couch and Andre, Tori, and Robbie were passed out on various other surfaces. It felt weird to Jade to be the responsible one. She glanced at her watch again 6:58, 2 more minutes.

As seven came along Jade blasted the i-pod officially making an alarm. Everyone mumbled and slowly stirred from bed. Beck was the first to voice his annoyance with Jade. "Babe what the hell?" he asked pulling a pillow over his head.

"Time to get up and go to school," Jade said still grabbing empty beer bottles.

"Jade just till seven-" Andre whined.

"It is seven," Jade said tone curt and cold. She threw new clean clothes at everyone and they all began to undress and redress. She slowly pulled blankets up and folded things. The group got into their separate cars and drove to school most with nasty hangovers.

During lunch some students were performing on a new little outdoor stage. Not too many people were paying attention but it was nice background noise.

Beck was still wearing his sunglasses and groaning lightly. Jade brought him his burger and offered him some of her coffee. "No thanks," Beck said holding up his water bottle. Jade looked at it suspiciously before grabbing it and sniffing it, vodka. She looked at him incredulously and he only shrugged before taking the bottle and drinking some.

Jade bit her lip in annoyance and grabbed Andre "play if you aren't too hungover," Jade snapped. She pushed the next performer from the stage and shoved Andre on keyboard. She whispered her desired song and Andre informed the other guys. A few nodded and two walked off apparently not knowing the song.

Jade grabbed the microphone and the music began:

Oh, sweetheart, put the bottle down
You've got too much talent
I see you through those bloodshot eyes

Jade stared at Beck as she sang trying one last time to reach her old boyfriend. She swore that if she didn't reach him this time it'd be done. She'd be done. They'd be done.

There's a cure, you've found it
Slow motion, sparks, you've caught that chill
Now don't deny it

Of course when Jade sung about a cure she of course meant herself but she knew if he didn't want help it wouldn't happen.

But boys will be boys, oh, yes, they will
They don't wanna define it

Jade glared over at Andre, Tori, and Robbie who all fueled his addiction and rolled her eyes. Beck stared at his girlfriend not sure what to make of the spectacle.

Just give up the game and get into me
If you're looking for thrills then get comfy

Jade pointed to herself and licked her lips tauntingly as she sang.

Oh, no, I do not hook up, up, I come slow
So if you want me, I don't come cheap
Keep your hand in my hand, your heart on your sleeve
Oh, no, I do not hook up, up, I fall deep
'Cause the more that you try the harder I'll fight
To say goodnight

I can't cook, no, but I can clean
Up the mess she left

Jade glared at Tori knowing she was the first one to bring alcohol into the group. Just because Beck, Andre, and Robbie latched on like crazy leaches didn't mean Tori wasn't to blame. Jade found it a bit ironic that Tori, the daughter of a cop, was the first to suggest illegal drinking.

Lay your head down and feel the beat
As I kiss your forehead
This may not last but this is now

Beck looked honestly horrified as Jade suggested their relationship may not last. He didn't want that. No he glanced down at the bottle in his hand and over at the trashcan.

So love the one you're with
You wanna chase but you're chasin' your tail
A quick fix won't ever get you well

Beck didn't hesitate as he threw his bottle away and made a mental note to clear out his trailer.

Oh, no, I do not hook up, up, I come slow
So if you want me, I don't come cheap
Keep your hand in my hand, your heart on your sleeve
Oh, no, I do not hook up, up, I fall deep
'Cause the more that you try the harder I'll fight
To say...

'Cause I feel
The distance
Between us
Could be over
With the snap of your finger, Oh, no!

Oh, no, I do not hook up, up, I come slow
So if you want me, I don't come cheap
Keep your hand in my hand, your heart on your sleeve
Oh, no, I do not hook up, up, I fall deep
'Cause the more that you try the harder I'll fight
To say...
'Cause the more that you try the harder I'll fight
To say goodnight

Oh, sweetheart, put the bottle down
'Cause you don't wanna miss out

Jade closed her eyes as she finished singing and the crowd applauded not quiet understanding why she sang but enjoying it none the less. Beck waited patiently for her to walk off stage and when she stepped down he pulled her into his arms. "I'm sorry," he whispered "I never meant to hurt you. It'll stop, it'll all stop. You'll never have to deal with this again Jade I promise," he kissed her.