AN: This is my stand against the Bade break up and also my attempt to keep Bori from overtaking the Victorious fandom. Beck and Tori would suck as a couple they're way too mainstream. BADE 4EVER!

Give Me A Second

ONE

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He needed time to think, he had said it himself he wasn't happy in the relationship.

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TWO

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It wasn't his fault! Why were they all staring at him so expectantly?

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THREE

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Sure they had been Beck and Jade for what…ever? But sometimes things change.

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FOUR

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Ok ya he was being stubborn he'd get the door.

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FIVE

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Trina tackled him that had to mean something! God intervening via an annoying teenage girl?

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SIX

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Beck and Jade, Jade and Beck, Beck or Jade, Jade or Beck…the names alone held so much history, did or even sound right in between?

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SEVEN

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He stood and grabbed the doorknob.

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EIGHT

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This decision right here, right now could change every aspect of his life, no of their lives.

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NINE

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They are still staring why are they staring? Shouldn't he have a choice?

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TEN

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Her voice is so soft, it's it's heartbreaking, no it's broken, she's heartbroken. Or is he imagining things?

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ONE

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She isn't counting anymore, it's in his head the seconds still tick.

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TWO

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But why did he start over? She stopped at ten.

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THREE

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He ripped the door open but she wasn't standing there anymore.

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FOUR

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'JADE' the name ripped from his throat in a voice that was surely too desperate to be his own.

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FIVE

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He ran out to Tori's enclosed porch and looked for her.

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SIX

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She was sitting in her car but she was collapsed over the steering wheel in hysterics.

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SEVEN

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He ran to the door and tried to open it but it was locked.

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EIGHT

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He tapped on the window and she looked up.

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NINE

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She unlocked the door wiping her eyes.

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TEN

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"You came out?" she asked with tears in her eyes.

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ELEVEN

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"I just needed a second to panic over what I might have lost."

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TWELEVE

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"Jade please, I don't want to be over," he whispered.

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THIRTEEN

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He held his breath and she nodded. "I don't want to be over either," she whispered. They kissed and she was smiling. "What made you change your mind?" she asked as he pulled away.

"I realized I started counting the seconds that I was away from you."