This is my first story and I hope you all enjoy it!
Disclaimer: I don't own Big Time Rush
"Hey, do you want to come over later?" my friend Abby asked me
"Sure, let me go ask my mom." I replied, running down the stairs. My mom wasn't in the kitchen, so I checked in the living room. My step-dad, Oliver, was passed out on the couch, no doubt drunk. He is an alcoholic. I can't see why my mom stays with him. I know for a fact that he hits her. I've seen the bruises. I finally found my mom. She was in the bathroom, putting a bandaid on a cut. "Hey mom, can I go over to Abby's house?"
"Yeah, of course. Just don't make your dad mad."
"He's not my dad and he never will be!" I exclaimed angrily. "He's probably the reason for that cut!" My mom sighed.
"Go over to Abby's house. I'll talk to Oliver tonight, okay?"
"Fine." I grumbled, knowing that she probably wouldn't. I found the phone and picked it up. "Are you still there?" I wondered.
"Yeah. Can you come over?" she asked impatiently.
"Yep, my mom was fine with it."
"What about your step-dad?"
"He's asleep. I didn't want to wake him." Abby doesn't know that I hate Oliver, or that he beats my mom. She has no idea that he's drunk all of the time, and that's not about to change.
"Cool. What time are you coming over?"
"I'll be over in about ten minutes, if that's okay with you." I told her.
"Awesome. I'll be waiting for you!" she squealed. I grabbed what I needed, then headed out the door. Abby lives about a mile from my house, bit it's not too far to walk. Since I was running behind, I set off at a brisk jog. When I was about to turn onto her street, I slowed to a walk, so I wouldn't be out of breath when I arrived. I finally reached her house. Like she said, she was waiting for me. "Come on, let's go inside." she said, pulling me by the arm. "We can put your stuff in my room." We went upstairs, and I put my bag down in her room. "So, what do you want to do?" she asked.
"I don't care. What sounds fun?"
"You're the guest, you get to pick." she reasoned.
"I hate it when people use that argument!" I grumbled. "I don't know! Turtle hunting maybe?" I suggested.
"Sounds good!" We went outside to the creek behind her house. I immediately spotted a bunch of turtle heads, so we both grabbed a net and tried to catch a turtle. We both managed to catch one after a half hour, so we filled a kiddie pool with water for the captured turtles to swim in.
"We'll have to release them tonight." I said.
"If we don't, they might get eaten by something." I explained. She agreed and we sat around and watched the turtles for a little bit. After about ten minutes, both our stomachs were rumbling, and we decided to go get something to eat.
"What would you like?" Abby asked.
"I'll have whatever you do." We ended up with a granola bar apiece. Just as I was finishing up, Abby's two brothers came in.
"Hey there, Kendall, Logan." Abby said.
"Hey yourself." they both said together. I smiled. Kendall was a couple of years older than me, and Logan was 19, just one year older than me. I secretly had a crush on Logan, but I didn't tell anyone, because I was afraid that Abby would tease me.
"Are you okay?" Abby asked me.
"Yeah, I was just thinking." Thankfully, she let the subject drop. I have trouble thinking of a lie on the spot. Logan looked at me worriedly.
"Are you sure that you're okay?" he wanted to know.
"I'm fine." My stomach was filled with butterflies. Maybe Logan liked me! Quickly, I pulled myself back to the present. Abby was getting ready to leave the room. I followed her quickly, hoping that she hadn't noticed anything unusual about Logan and I's exchange. Obviously she hadn't, because she didn't ask any questions on the matter. "So, what do you want to do?" I asked her.
"I don't know. It's getting kind of late. We should probably go release the turtles."
"Yeah." We grabbed the turtles and set them free in the creek. Once they had gotten too far away to see, we went inside. We spent a few minutes thinking of what to do, and we finally decided on Just Dance 2 for the Wii. I was a little uncomfortable at first, because Kendall and Logan were watching us, but I soon got over it and started to enjoy myself. At midnight, Abby's mom came in and told us that it was time to go to bed.
"Aw, do we have to?" we all whined.
"Yes. Now go to bed. I'm sure everybody is tired." she commanded. We had no choice but to obey. When I was settling in on the couch, Abby came over and said goodnight.
"I'll be up in my room if you need me." she said, turning and heading towards the stairs. I nodded and she disappeared up the stairs. Soon after, Nick, Abby's dad, came to let out their dog. I was almost asleep, but the sound of the door opening woke me up. I sighed and tried to fall back asleep. No matter how I tossed and turned, I couldn't get comfortable. I heard a creak and looked up to see where it had come from. Logan was coming down the hallway. When he saw that I was awake, he walked over.
"I'm sorry, did I wake you up?" he asked.
"No, I was already up. I couldn't get to sleep."
"That's not good." he frowned.
"So, why are you up?"
"Umm...Well..." he stuttered.
"Spit it out!" I laughed.
"Well, what I wanted to tell you was..."
"I like you. Would you like to be my girlfriend?" I was stunned. I pinched myself to make sure that I wasn't dreaming. The sharp pain told me that I was awake. I quickly made up my mind.
"Yes!" We both danced around, squealing quietly. "I don't want Abby to know." I said, turning serious.
"I can agree with that. If Abby found out, the teasing would never stop."
"So this relationship is a secret until we know that it's going to work out?" We both agreed.
"I love you." we both said at the same time. Just then, we heard the stairs creak. Seth ran to the bathroom and I pretended like I was asleep. The person that came down the stairs surprised me, because I was expecting Abby. It was Kendall.
"What's all the noise down here?" he demanded. I still acted like I was asleep. "Come on Jess, I know that you're awake. What did you say?"
"What are you talking about?" I asked, trying to sound as if I had just been woken up.
"You know what I'm talking about. Are you dating my brother or not?"
"You knew about this?"
"I'm the one that convinced him to ask you." Kendall was smiling. "So, what did you say?"
"I said yes, of course!"
"Good choice. If you had said no, we would have never heard the end of it."
"Please don't tell Abby. She'd tease me."
"Don't worry. I won't." He looked towards the bathroom. "Come on Logan. It's just me." The door unlocked, and Logan came out, looking nervous.
"Are we alone?" he asked Kendall.
"Your girlfriend is with us."
"How'd you find out?"
"She told me herself, that is, after I woke her up from her fake sleep." he laughed, and Logan visibly relaxed.
"So our secret is safe?"
"Yep." We all hugged, and Kendall went upstairs. Logan kissed me and said goodnight.
"Remember, if you ever need anything, just come get me." he told me.
"I will. I love you."
"And I love you." He kissed me again, then went upstairs. I fell asleep immediately. When I woke up in the morning, Abby was staring at me.
"You sound like a chainsaw." she joked.
"Do not!" I argued.
"You do too, and you know it." I let it go. I knew that I didn't snore.
"Let's get some breakfast." I suggested.
"Sure. What would you like?"
"I'll take a donut."
"Me too." We smiled at our choices. We are so alike. After breakfast, I grabbed my bag and changed. Abby did as well. When we were both dressed, we discussed what we wanted to do.
"We could go swimming. It's really hot out."
"Sounds good." We grabbed our suits and changed once again. I finished before Abby, so I stood outside her door and put my hair up into a ponytail.
"You look good." Logan said from behind me, causing me to jump.
"You scared me!" I exclaimed.
"Sorry." Just then, Abby opened her door and walked out.
"Ready?" she asked. I nodded, and we headed out to her creek. The water was warm, but it still cooled you off. It had to be at least 90 degrees outside. I was wading over to the other side when I suddenly got pushed under water.
"Abby!" I yelled when I came up for air.
"It wasn't me!" she shouted playfully.
"Sure." I turned to look her in the eyes and came face to face with Logan. "Hey! Did you dunk me?" I asked, trying to keep a straight face. I failed miserably.
"Yeah. When you had your back turned to me, I couldn't resist the temptation." he chuckled.
"I forgive you."
"I know." he said, reaching over to hug me.
"Get away from her! She doesn't want to be bothered by you!" Abby cried, coming over to pull me away. She had no idea how wrong she was, but I wasn't going to correct her and give away the fact that Logan and I were dating. We all played in the creek for a while longer, but I realized that my mom would start worrying if I wasn't home soon.
"Yeah, what do you need?"
"I probably should head home soon." Abby sighed, but nodded.
"I'll help you gather your stuff around." she offered. I accepted, but there wasn't much to be gathered. We were done quickly.
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