Let's not play Romeo and Juliet

Summary: After Stevie and Zander finally becomes a couple, things aren't what they both expected. Will they be able to ignore the disapproving looks of Zander's parents, Stevie's older brothers, and the rest of the student body including their friends?

Disclaimer: I don't own How to Rock.

"O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

Deny thy father and refuse thy name.

Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love

And I'll no longer be a Capulet."

Stevie frowned as she finished reading the line of the play she despised the most. She hated the whole thing. She hated how it only took four days for them to meet, fall in love, and die. It was too unreal and Stevie wasn't much for the unnatural/ fiction kind of stuff. That doesn't mean she doesn't want her own fairytale ending someday. She wanted to live happily ever after and be swiped off her feet by her own prince charming.

But not like Romeo and Juliet. She often thought about how messed up it was to end a story like that. Romeo and Juliet going through all that trouble just to be with one another and it ended like that. William Shakespeare must have been unlucky in love at the time. It was cruel, but not impossible. It could happen; two people in love doing something stupid because their parents don't approve. Of course, Stevie would never do something so stupid like that.

"Stevie, the bell rang." Her friend Nelson said waving his hand in front of her face.

"Huh?" She looked up at the clock on the wall and quickly jumped up and gathered her things. After making sure her backpack was zipped completely, she started out of the room with Nelson following in pursuit.

"Hey, wait up!" He called after her.

Sighing, she stopped briefly so the nerdy boy could catch up. "What? I'm in a hurry."

"Why? We don't have band practice today and I know you don't have to work."

"Stalker!" Stevie accused.

Nelson stopped with his eyes wide in surprise. "No, no, no!" He said frantically waving his hands around. The last thing he wanted was to seem like a stalker especially to the girl he likes. A lot.

She chuckled. "I'm kidding, Nelson."

"I knew that." He blushed and rubbed the back of his head. After a few minutes of silent walking, Nelson decided to speak up. He's never been good at awkward moments. "So why are you in a hurry?"

She shrugged. "Just have something to do."

"I bet it involves Zander." Nelson muttered looking down at his feet like he didn't say anything.

"And what if it is?" She asked stopping in her place and turning to the boy.

He shrugged. "You two have just been spending a lot of time together. I was just saying…"

"It's cool." Stevie said. "But, hey, I really need to go. So…"

"Talk to you tomorrow?" He asked hopefully.

"Totally." She said before hurrying off in the direction of the band room.

~How to Rock~

"The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful. Stop me and steal my breath. And emeralds from mountains thrust towards the sky. Never revealing their death. Tell me that we belong together…" Zander stopped when he heard clapping from the door.

Smiling, he put his guitar down and walked over to the person. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her into a kiss. She wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled him into a deeper kiss. When they finally parted a little out of breath, the girl smiled and tucked a brown curl behind her ear. "Dang, I must be really late."

He chuckled and grabbed her hand pulling her towards the couch. They sat down still hand in hand. "No actually… I just missed you."

"Okay, well I missed you too." She smiled. "What was the song you were singing?"

"I'll be by Edwin Mccain."

She nodded. "I like it. It suits you."

"It reminds me of you, Stevie. Sort of. The passion I mean." He kissed her hand. "Are you ready to do this?"

"Huh? Tell our families and friends? I'm not sure. My brothers… aren't the most accepting." Stevie said. "Of course, I never turn down a challenge."