A/N Who else thinks Mulan is gorgeous? She was very well drawn. Defiantly the most pretty of Disney characters.
As Kacey made her way up the steps leading to Stevie's house, she thought up a plan on how to get Mr. and Mrs. Baskara to agree to come with her. She couldn't say someone was hurt because the police or the hospital will get into it. It wasn't hard to decide something after
"Kacey, Stevie's not home." Mrs. Baskara said when she opened the door.
"I know, Ma'am, but I need you and your husband to come with me." She said flashing a teethy smile.
Mrs. Baskara looked at Kacey confused and so it didn't surprise the younger girl when she said. "For what? Is something wrong?"
"No, it's for Stevie."
"What about my daughter?"
Kacey frowned. "She's been down in the dumps lately so we thought it would be nice to throw her a little party."
"Aren't you a good friend." She smiled. "But why would you want old bags like us there?"
"Stevie wants you there. Please come."
Mrs. Baskara nodded. ""I'll go get my husband."
"It's in the band room at the school. We'll be there now and waiting."
Smiling, Cindy said goodbye to Kacey and closed the door. She had to find a way to get her husband out of bed and to that school. She knew it wasn't because Stevie has been having a bad couple of weeks. It's a plot to get Stevie and Zander back together. She might be old, but she isn't blind.
~How to Rock~
Zander was beyond nervous. He has never actually serenaded a person before and he could only think of the worst possible outcome. She would turn him down. Again. Which was the last thing he wants. "What if she doesn't take me back?" He mumbled to himself as he paced back and forth in the band room.
"She will, Zan." Kevin said not taking his eyes off his video game.
Nelson nodded. "Yeah, now you need to chill. Come play Furious Pigeons 3 with us." He held up an extra game system, but it was shoved away by Zander.
"I can't. I have to practice." He said grabbing his ukulele and strumming the first few notes before someone grabbed it out of his hands.
"You need to chill." Nelson repeated, putting the game system in Zander's hand.
Zander just tossed the game on the couch and sat down on the old chair. He buried his face in his hands before running them up his face; combing his hair back. "I need her to like it."
"It's a great song, Zander. She'll love it." Kevin reassured him still playing his game.
"Off now." Kacey ordered Kevin as she walked into the room. "Stevie and her parents will be here any minute. Zander, what about you?"
"My mom is on her way. She had to pick up my sister from daycare." He told her grabbing his ukulele and running through the song again.
"Good," Kacey grinned. "She'll love it."
Zander shrugged. "That's what everyone keeps saying, but… I just hope it helps."
"It will." Kacey gave Zander a small hug before checking the time on her watch. "They should be here… now." As soon as she finished two car doors closed and they all could hear an argument blooming outside. "Great…" She mumbled before storming outside to break it up and get them to come in peacefully.
As she did so, Zander stood on the small stage and got ready to start.
"Dad, stop! We're here to have a good time." He heard Stevie moan as she opened the door. "Where is everyone?"
"It's just us." Kacey told her motioning to the people in the room.
"Oh, okay." She gave Zander a little wave before squeezing in between her dad and Nelson.
The room was silent for a while until Zander cleared his throat making everyone look towards him. "I know you guys don't like each other." He said pointing to his mother and Stevie's dad. "But I really like her." He continued pointing to Stevie who was now standing next to her dad shaking her head. "And I tried to do what you asked. I tried to stay away from her, but I just can't."
"Zander, get off the stage." Stevie snapped.
"No," He snapped back before his smile returned to his face and he continued. "and I want to…" Zander then started playing his ukulele and humming softly.
"You said you loved me, girl.
But when things got tough,
You gave up
Up, up , up, up
You said this couldn't happen again.
But I know,
That you still want me as much as I want you, baby.
So please let me love you.
Please let me hold you.
Please let me be there when you need someone to love on.
Oh, oh, oh
Please…" Zander trailed off coming to the end of his song which wasn't his best, but he hoped got the point across.
"Will be going on a date tomorrow night." Mr. Baskara said interrupting his daughter.
Smiling, Zander hopped off the stage and grabbed Stevie up in his arms. He was about to kiss her, but thought otherwise with her father standing there. He didn't want to take any chances. "Thank you, sir."
"I can see that you really care about my daughter."
The boy nodded. "Very much."
"Good," Mr. Baskara said which made the room go silent. "Well, talk to her." He urged after a while.
Zander nodded and started to leave Stevie out of the room. "Wait, Zander, I haven't agreed to this." His mother called, making him stop and turn to her with begging eyes.
"Listen, I'm sorry, Stevie for everything. I was mad and shouldn't have judged you based on what happened between me and your father." She explained.
"What did happen?" Stevie asked.
She shook her head. "It was a total misunderstanding. We shouldn't bring it back up."
"Understood." Stevie chuckled.
"So… mom… can we…?" Zander stuttered.
"Oh! Of course!" Mrs. Robbins said shooing them out the door.
~How to Rock~
"So…?" Zander asked after they got out in the hallway. "You willing to take me back?"
Stevie shrugged. "Depends…"
Rolling her eyes, she pointed at the door. "What's up with you and Kacey?"
"Not following." He said confused.
"You guys have been sneaking off together and uh…" She stopped, feeling stupid that she even thought it was a possibility for him to be dating Kacey. "Never mind." She chuckled.
"Okay then… well since we're alone…" He was cut off by Stevie's lips colliding with his. They shared a long kiss before they both needed some air.
As they parted, Zander traced his fingers across her swollen lips and smiled. "It's funny how things turn out." He said running his other hand through her brown curls.
"I got my fairytale ending." She grinned. "And it wasn't like that stupid play we're reading in English."
He shook his head. "You really hate Romeo and Juliet, don't you?"
"Well, I can tell you one thing that's true about it."
Stevie looked up at him confused. "What?"
"It's not hard to fall in love in only three days." He whispered before grabbing her hand and kissing her cheek softly. "Tomorrow, night?"
She nodded. "Tomorrow,"
A/N I'm literally in tears. It's been such a great journey writing this story. I love each and every one of you and your reviews! They made me so inspired! Seriously… I'm like soo… more than 50 reviews… I'm completely shocked that you all liked this soo much. Ugh! You guys are amazing!
Okay so I would like to give you all a preview type thing of the next story I'm going to be working on and should be published sometime next week! I'm super excited for this and a special thanks to ZevieObseesed2012 for helping me pick which one I wanted to do.
Name: Over Time
Summary: After 25 year old Zander's music career goes down the drain due to bad publicity, He moves back to sunny Las Angles, California where he expects everything to be the same. Will the love of his life still be waiting? Will his friends still want him around?
So…? Review and tell me what you think! Like I said, I love you all! 3