My new GG story! SO excited! Thanks to all of you who are coming from I Already Fell. This isn't all Liz-Jonas fluff, but it will have some. Note: This is an extension of the one-shot that I had for Liz and Jonas in I Already Fell. It's a little different. Here it is!
Disclaimer: I do not own Gallagher Girls, that would be the amazing Ally Carter.
I hated these things. I don't know why I ever let Grant and Zach drag me to these things. Okay, that's not true. I let them because Liz would be there. Not that she'd ever realize I existed, but it was worth a shot. There she was. She was in a beautiful dress that poofed out around her and made her look like a fairy, albeit without wings. Suddenly, I realized she was looking at me, her eyes beckoning me to come say hello. Oh, no. She was dancing with some prince of some fancy state that was here as a dignitary. I could never get her away from him. As soon as I thought that, Macey was by my side, forcing me to dance.
"Uh, hi, Macey."
"Hello, Jonas." her eyes were scanning the room, calculating. Within 37 seconds, we were close to Liz and her partner. Liz looked over at us and locked eyes with Macey, silently communicating. Macey nodded and turned to me. "When I tell you to, cut in to dance with Liz. I'll take care of him." she said, with a nod to the dignitary.
"Yes, Macey." Gosh, I sounded like I was in kindergarten again. Yes ma'am, no ma'am. Suddenly, Macey pinched my shoulder and my hand simultaneously. I turned to the dignitary. "If I may cut in?"
He didn't look happy about it, but looked much happier when Macey laid her hand on his arm and batted her lashes. I turned to Liz.
"My hero." she sighed.
"That bad?" I asked.
"Worse." She rolled her eyes. "Paraguay and Uruguay and why Paraguay is better for half an hour strait!" Liz said, then laughed. "I almost pulled my hair out!"
"Don't!" I said. She looked surprised. "It's pretty." Wow, Jonas. I thought. Hope that shoe tastes good! Liz, fortunately, smiled.
"Thanks." However, her face suddenly twisted into a look of pain and she fell.
"Liz!" Oh, of course this had to happen while I was dancing with her. "Are you okay?" She did her best to smile.
"Yeah. Just my ankle." I could tell she was lying. I scooped her up and carried her up the stairs to a parlor with a couch. Within a minute, Bex, Cam, and Macey were there. "How'd you guys get here?" Liz asked.
"Saw you go down." Macey said.
"We were keeping tabs on you." Bex added shamelessly, leaning nonchalantly against the doorframe. Cam was sitting next to Liz on the couch, inspecting her ankle. She quickly extracted a small dart.
"Just what we thought." Cam said, holding it up, shaking her head.
"Why Lizzy?" Macey asked.
"To get at us." Cam and Bex said in unison. Cam continued, "They know it'd hurt us more to see our friends tortured than to be tortured ourselves." she sighed, then turned to me. "It's lucky you were with her, Jonas."
"I'm just glad I could help." Suddenly Macey looked at her ankle.
"Mace?" Bex asked. "You okay?" Macey shook her head and looked at me, fear in her eyes.
"Liz?" Macey asked, still looking at me.
"Where was the dignitary from?"
"Paraguay, why?" Was Liz's response.
"Jonas?" Macey asked me.
"Where was the threat on Cam made from?"
"The central buildings of security and public and global affairs of Paraguay…" I trailed off.
"They're here." Cam said. Her hand flew to her ear. "Zach?" she waited a minute. "Zach? Zachary? Zachary Goode, answer me!" She looked on the brink of tears.
"Yeah, Gallagher Girl?" Cam looked surprised to feel Zach's arms sliding around her. She punched his shoulder.
"You scared me!" Zach saw the tears in Cam's eyes and hugged her closer to him, whispering in her ear. It looked like he was about to make her cry for real. She shoved him away, only to have him to pull her back again, hugging her. We could all see the silent tears streaming down her cheeks. He turned her around and held her head against his chest, whispering gently to her, calming her. "Okay. I'm good now." Cam said, turning around to face the group. Zach went to move his arms from around her waist, but she held them in place and turned her face up to him. He chuckled, leaned down and kissed her. Bex looked jealous. Not that Zach was kissing Cam, but that they had each other. Just then, Grant entered. Bex punched him.
"What'd I do this time?" Grant asked. He had now made a game of figuring out Bex's reasons for him being her punching bag.
"My best friend was crying."
"How's that my fault?" He looked around to see which it was, then realized Zach and Cam. "Oh." He turned and dipped Bex, kissing her. When they finally seperated, he held her with her back against his chest, like Zach and Cam. "Better?" he whispered in her ear.
"Yes." Bex looked content now, only to be disrupted when Preston ran into the room, panting.
"Liz… Liz…" he panted, then saw her sitting on the couch. "Cam," she waved, "Bex," smiled, "Macey." she just raised an eyebrow. He laughed and then kissed her. When they finished, she sat on his lap in the chair. Now it was just Liz and I who weren't in a couple… if only. Just then, Liz reached for her ankle, in pain. I leaned toward her.
"Liz, are you OK?" I heard a cough and glanced across the room to Zach and Cam. They were wearing identical smirks, and Cam was whispering to Zach while he smiled, looking at us, obviously amused. I gave him a confused look and he just shook his head.
"Yeah, I'm fine. Do you have some ice?"
"I'll go get some from the drink station." I got up to leave when Macey interrupted.
"Preston, I'm thirsty, could you go with Jonas and get me some punch?"
"Sure." Preston said, getting up to walk with me.
"Me too?" Bex and Cam asked Grant and Zach, respectively. They obediently followed.
"We'll be back soon!" Preston called.
I half wished that the guys hadn't left when my best friends moved in, targeting me.
"How much does your ankle hurt?" Of course Cam was the only one who actually cared.
"Well, I was shot with a poison dart," I said dryly, "so, yeah, it kinda hurts."
"When are you and Jonas going to get together?" Macey asked me like she was talking about the weather.
"Macey!" I scolded her.
"What?" Bex asked. "They left, and it's an honest question." I looked to Cam for help and she shrugged.
"I don't think he likes me."
"I don't think he likes me." I was so tempted to run in and tell Elizabeth Sutton how wrong she was, for once in her life. Preston had held me back, eavesdropping on the girls.
"Is she nuts?" I asked incredulously.
"Well, to be honest, I'm not exactly sure how Zach feels about me either." Cam said. Zach, who had been laughing at me before, looked the same as me.
"Is she nuts?" Zach this time, not me. He looked ready to run in there and kiss her until she admitted that she knew he loved her.
"Are you crazy?" Macey asked her. "He's obviously nuts about you." Macey rolled her eyes. "Even Preston's noticed it, and he's oblivious."
"Hey!" Preston mumbled, grinning. I guess he was happy that Macey acknowledged he existed.
"We should really go get punch." Grant said.
"Yeah." Zach said, dragging Preston and I away from the door.
"OK…" Macey said. "You both are obviously nuts." Cam and I looked at her. "What? They both are obviously in love with you two." Cam and I looked at each other. Just then, the boys got back. "Jonas, we just realized that you and Liz are the only ones who aren't a couple." She is so dead. "Your thoughts?"
"Um…" Jonas's face was bright red. "Yes?" Macey smirked.
"Hm… Anyone else?" Macey asked. Zach raised his hand. When Cam saw that, her eyebrow went up. "Zachary?"
"It's Zach." He smirked, hugging Cam. "Only my Gallagher Girls can call me Zachary." Cam blushed. Zach turned to Jonas and I. "You two should get together already, we all know it's gonna happen at some point." Wow, put him on my hit list too. It's gonna be long by the end of the day. Jonas was looking at me. He looked like he was arguing with himself.
"What the heck?" He said, then leaned forward and kissed me. While we were kissing, someone with a heavy Paraguayan accent knocked on the door.
"Hello? I am looking for a Cameron Morgan?" We all looked toward the door in shock. Macey and Preston got up and moved toward the door at the same time.
"We've got this." Macey hugged Cam. "Don't worry." They left, making sure that Cam couldn't be seen from the outside. Zach hugged her tightly.
"We just got rid of the Circle, can't we relax now?" Cam sounded on the verge of tears.
"I need to see the Ms. Morgan!" Cam looked scared.
"I'll get her, I'll get her, calm down." Macey said. "Preston, stall." She hissed in Portuguese. When she entered, she looked around at us, ending with Cam. "Zach, take her to the roof. Liz and Jonas, run comms and call for help. Bex and Grant, check how many more there are."
"How'll we tell them apart?" Grant asked.
"We'll just know." Bex answered, dragging him out.
"Let's go, Gallagher Girl!" Zach feigned enthusiasm as he and Cam leapt out the window onto the roof.
Macey shooed Jonas and I outside to the van to run the comms and call for help. Once we were safely away, Preston and the Paraguayan dignitary came into the room. I heard a shout of rage from the dignitary and then Jonas and I burst into a run through the back hallways. Everyone was wearing comms, but since they were dead, that was no help.
"You OK?" Jonas asked me.
"I'll manage." A hurt ankle is better than an angry dignitary. Jonas opened the door at the end of the hall for me. "Thanks." I managed to reach the van, start the comms and call Mrs. Morgan, telling her our location and situation before I blacked out. The last things I heard were
"We're on our way, Liz." and
"Oh my gosh, LIZ!"
I know, cliffhanger, right? No? Kay, never mind then. I actually am not entirely sure exactly where I'm going with this, so tell me what you want done with this story in a review! How about 5 and I'll have the next chapter up? I have finals this week too, so give me a little break. Seven major tests in two days. Fun, right? Anyways, I'm out after that, so I might update quicker.
So, funny thing about this: While I was writing I Already Fell, I was writing this. Then I'm like, Wait! This is too long for a short one-shot, it's too deep! So, A Whole New Threat was born! Read and Review!