Disclaimer: I own no one except Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Cassie. Oh, later there's something in here from a song called, "Do It For Our Country", and that's from the Grease 2 soundtrack.

A/N: I've got 60's music (thanks to Nissa)!!!!! You're the greatest, Niss!!!! Well, I'm back after a long break. Sab is going crazy just because I mentioned chapter 9......

Dedication: To my wonderful friends who dare to push me, and are there when I need them. You guys are the greatest! And to all my wonderful reveiwers. Without you I wouldn't be writing at all.

Title: The Summer of 1967

Author: PurpleSailorSaturn7

Chapter 9: Josh

"Repeat that please, I don't think I heard you correctly." I didn't beleive it. This had to be some kind of sick joke.

Elizabeth's expression was still blank. "Sandy's back."

"Are you joking? 'Cause if you are, it's not funny."

"I'm not joking." The phone rang, and she picked it up. "Hello? Yeah, this is her. Oh, hi! Yeah, that's great! I'll see you in a few." She hung up the phone, all excited. "Two-bit, could you drive me to the airport?"

"What for?" I asked.

"My brother just called. He's coming to visit!!!" She was ecstatic now, and bouncing around. Told you she was crazy.

"I guess." I replied. "Calm down, Elizabeth."

"Sorry... It's just," She was grinning now. "I haven't seen Josh in a year! I've missed him a lot."

"As if I couldn't guess." I muttered, teasing. She ignored me and raced into her room to get her purse and run a brush through her hair, and then came back.

"I'm ready."

*****

When we got to the airport, Elizabeth was bouncing on the balls of her feet, trying to see over the crowd. A man, about 20 was my guess, was coming out of a crowd of people from the plane. Lizzy dashed forward, crying out "Josh!!!" and flinging herself into his arms. I couldn't help laughing. That girl is truely wild.

She led him over, chattering excitedly. The guy looked up at me with cold, expressionless blue eyes that were lighter than Elizabeth's, and I could tell automatically he didn't like me. Instinctively I slouched down, and stared at the floor.

"So this is your boyfriend I've heard so much about?" Josh asked in a cold, quiet voice. Elizabeth looked around, confused, then laughed when she realized he was talking about me.

"Two-bit? Heck no. He's just a good friend. Soda's at work." Josh's gaze didn't move from me, and I wanted so badly to hit him. Normally I'm pretty even-tempered, but something about this guy made me want to beat the tar out of him. I've never felt like that before, but I guess that's why there's that adage: There's a first time for everything.

I drove the two to the Curtis' by Elizabeth's request and decided to go see if Cassie was home. It would surprise me if she wasn't, which was probably why I was hunting for her. She wouldn't laugh and would be a friendly face around, unlike Josh.

I was surprised to find her sitting on her porch reading a book when I came up the walk. She closed the book shut with a small smile and fixed me with her huge eyes.

"I knew you'd come by today. I was waiting."

"You did?" I smiled uncertainly at her, a smile which she returned.

"Let me get a jacket, I'll be right back." She dashed inside, and sure enough, returned a few minutes later. "Care to go for a walk?"

I nodded and we walked in some unknown direction, and I found myself telling her everything..... Elizabeth losing it, Rebecca being odd, how much Josh got on my nerves, and many things besides. To my surprise (again), she didn't say anything, just continued her stroll down the sidewalk. Finally she spoke, "As for Josh... don't let him get to you. You don't have to worry about him. Soda, however, does."




A/N: It was short, but I'm sorry! Please R/R!

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