A/N: I know, I know, long time no update! What can I say, I'm in college and I have a life. But I'm home for spring break now, and I'm bored, so I thought I'd knock out chapter four...enjoy! :)
Saturday, 10:17 am
"I don't know man, maybe I should call her. Ask her what the hell happened last night." Beck bit into his vanilla cream doughnut and looked at André, who sat at the booth across from him.
"No way, man. The second you show that you're jealous, you're giving her all the power in the relationship. Is that what you want?" André asked, taking a swig of his coffee.
"No, but…I just need her to take that scrawny idiot off her list! Is that too much to ask? She made me take off a bunch of people I wanted!"
"Man, you used to be cool. Now you're just starting to sound like her…all whiny and whatnot. I'm telling you, don't be that guy. Don't be a jealous mess."
"You're right, you're right. Gotta stay cool." Beck took a deep breath.
"Plus, you're shooting your scene later today, right? With Emma Stone? You should at least take her out for coffee once before you and Jade scrap your whole celebrity list thing."
"I can't, because Jade made me take her off my list." Beck said through gritted teeth. "That's it, I'm calling her."
"Okay, but don't say I didn't warn you!" André shrugged. "Man, why did I let you talk me into going out for breakfast when I know we're all going to Nozu for lunch? And Tim Hortons, really? Why can't you Canadians just accept the fact that Dunkin' Donuts is better?!"
Beck rolled his eyes as he waited for Jade to pick up.
"WHAT?!" She answered after the fifth ring. Well, nice to hear from you too. Beck cringed, even though this was her normal greeting.
"Hey! How's your weekend going?" Beck tried to sound casual.
"Oh, uh, not bad! I just hung out with Danni, hit up a party last night…" Jade trailed off nonchalantly.
"Yeah, I uh, saw the pictures…so, you met Devon Bostick, huh?" Beck tightened his grip on his coffee cup, almost afraid of her response.
"Yeah, he's pretty cool! And he's in town all week, so I invited him to hang with us at Nozu later. You coming?" Jade sounded casual, but Beck could swear she had a smug undertone.
"I can't, we're shooting my scene with Emma later today." Beck fought the urge to grit his teeth. He couldn't get mad about Jade making plans with Devon, so he decided to refer to Emma Stone by her first name, like they were buds. That would show her. But Jade somehow didn't catch that and went right back to talking about Devon Bostick.
"Aw, that's too bad. Everyone else is coming. And you woulda liked Devon, he's awesome!" There was that smug tone again. "And you guys have so much in common!"
"Oh yeah? Like what?" Beck asked cautiously, really not wanting to hear the answer.
"Well, you're both from Canada, you're both actors—well, he's an actor, you're an aspiring one, you're both disgustingly good-looking, and you both have great taste in women!" Jade trilled, the smugness in her voice becoming more apparent.
"What? Did you kiss him last night?!" The words just slipped out of Beck's mouth, and he wanted to slap himself. Did he sound as insecure as he felt? Why did he have to ask her that?! He didn't even want to know the answer!
"Well, of course I kissed him! That was the whole point of the list, wasn't it?"
And at that moment, Beck felt like he had been punched in the stomach and all the air had been sucked out of his lungs. He quickly tried to push the image of them kissing out of his head so Jade wouldn't call him out on being jealous. God, how he missed Jade being the insecure one.
"Okay, uh…I think we need to make some changes to that list. I want him off yours." Beck said flatly.
"What? No way! This whole list thing was your idea! I can put whoever I want!"
"You made me take off a bunch of people I wanted to put!" He reminded her, hoping she'd decide to just scrap the whole thing.
"You know what? Fine. Put whoever you want on your list. No restrictions, I really don't care anymore."
Had he just heard her right?! She didn't even sound angry!
"Oh! Um, okay…" Beck trailed off, completely caught off guard.
"Well, I gotta go. Have fun filming!" She said chipperly.
"Uh, okay….see ya."
"Bye!" Jade said before she hung up.
"Well, that went well!" Beck said to André sarcastically.
"What'd she say?" He asked with his mouth full.
"She said she's not taking him off her list but I can put whoever I want on mine now." Beck said halfheartedly. He was into this whole list idea before, but now that Jade had actually kissed another guy, he just wasn't in the mood.
"Well, what're you waiting for? Make a new list!" André exclaimed, passing him a napkin to write on.
"Oh yeah. Uh…who do you think I should put?" Beck asked André , hoping he would do the work.
"Well, Emma Stone, obviously. And then maybe Selena Gomez, Victoria Justice, Alyssa Vaughn…and Emma Roberts." André finished with a grin.
"Ooh, good one." Beck noted, quickly scribbling the names down.
"Okay, after you finish shooting your scene today? Just ask Emma Stone out for coffee. Don't make it a big deal, just say you wanna ask her some questions about the acting business. Be professional at first, then bring on the charm. Tell her you aint gonna take no for an answer. Now…you gonna make me proud?" André looked at Beck expectantly.
"Um, sure…I guess I'll try."
"You'll try? Man, what's with you? You know you got this!"
Beck smiled and shrugged. He didn't want to admit it to André, but he was still thinking about Jade. She was so uncharacteristically self-assured on the phone…now he actually kind of missed her constant jealousy. Okay, he had to snap out of it! She'd had her fun, now it was time for Beck to have his.
Time to focus on getting that date with Emma Stone.
Saturday, 12: 44 pm
"Cut! Aaand that's a wrap!" the director yelled, applauding the actors. "Great work, everyone!"
Beck had finished his part as the package delivery guy with one line, and today was his last day on set. Now was his only chance to ask Emma Stone out for coffee. He saw her say "see you tomorrow" to the director and pick up her purse that was sitting on a prop. It was time.
"Hey, Emma!" He said, approaching her carefully.
"Oh hey! Great job today, by the way!" Emma looked up from her purse and gave him a thumbs-up for his performance.
"Yeah, thanks! Y'know, today's actually my last day on set, so I was wondering if you wanted to grab a cup of coffee with me?"
"Ooh. I would…" Emma made a strained face. "But I have a boyfriend. You know, Andrew Garfield?"
"Oh yeah…that Spiderman guy!" Beck said, like he had known this all along. Why hadn't he had the common sense to check online and see if she was dating anyone?! "I mean, I know. I have a girlfriend. This wouldn't be a date…just an aspiring actor to professional actress chat. I was hoping you could give me some advice on how to break into the business?" Beck asked hopefully, trying to recover. Maybe he'd at least be able to get some good advice from her.
"I would, but maybe another time. And not in public. You know, pictures could leak. I wouldn't want my boyfriend to get the wrong idea. Wouldn't your girlfriend be a little upset?" She asked.
"No, see, we have this deal where we're allowed to cheat on each other…we both made freebie lists consisting of the top five celebrities we'd like to kiss, and you're on mine." He said with a grin.
"Oh really?" Emma raised an eyebrow. "Then let me see this list."
"Oh, sure! I got it right here!" Beck pulled out a crumpled piece of paper.
"Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Katy Perry, Zooey Deschanel…what the fuck, I'm not even on it!" She exclaimed.
"Uh, wait, that's not the list!" Beck frantically searched his pockets for his latest list. It had to be there somewhere!
"You just said it was the list…and what the hell, my name is crossed out on it!"
"Uh, well, uh…" Beck was at a loss for words. How the hell had he ended up giving her the old list?!
"You crossed me out for Miley Cyrus?!" Her nostrils flared in disbelief.
"…" Beck had no idea how to charm his way out of that one.
"Of course. See you later, Brock." Emma rolled her eyes and left.
"It's Beck!" Beck seethed, even though she was out of earshot. Brock?! Did he look like an anime character to her?! Nobody ever forgot Beck's name!
Now he would just go home and try not to think about the fact that Jade probably had a much better time today than he did.
This list idea sucked.
A/N: Like where this is going? Review! :D
PS: I was trying to think of ways to end this story, but most of my ideas are too mushy and not that funny. So if you guys have any creative/funny ideas for the ending, let me know in a review! Or if you guys are fine Beck and Jade having their mushy moments, I'll be happy to bring on the cheesiness...lol.