It's Not Too Late

Chapter 10

Trees and Endings

By: Mrs. Hutcherson-Mellark


Okay so last chapter! D: BUT I will be posting a following story under Good Luck Charlie tomorrow and the name will be How to Tell You the Truth. Or something like that... Anyways ENJOY! R&R!


"Help! Can somebody help me! I'm stuck to a tree!" I yell loudly.

"No one's out here Bailey. We're so going to miss the competition." Chyna says unhappily.

Okay, so your probably wondering why I'm stuck to a tree with Chyna. Let's start from 30 minutes. Shall we?


2 hours until BOTB's.

"I don't know what to wear for the competition. Do you?" I ask as I look through my closet for a dress.

Chyna shakes her head. "Not a clue. But I did want to put a really cute pink shirt with grey skinny jeans."

A certain dress catches my eye. I flip back to the dress and I take it off the rack so I can show Chyna. "What about this one?"

The dress has white flowers as the background and they're scattered, the back background is black, a thin pink belt loops the middle, it stops mid-thigh, and it has spaghetti straps. "It's cute but its kind of not your style." Chyna scrunches up her nose saying this.

"Fine, I'll find a different dress." I say, flipping through my closet.

Then, I find a white lacy skirt that stops mid-thigh, and a blue ruffled shirt with Navy blue Vans with white flowers on them. "Okay, I found the perfect outfit. I don't really care if you have to be 's the song that counts, right?"

Chyna looks up from her phone. "Oh yeah, sure." Chyna gives me a thumbs up.

"Whatever, I'll be downstairs grabbing a snack." I say grabbing my clothes.

I go over to the bathroom and I change into my outfit for the Battle of the Bands. When, I run downstairs to get a snack.

I'm so lucky I got better at the last minute.

I open the door to see Dana holding rope and some duct tape. "Hey Dana."

Dana drops her stuff and looks at me, holding her hand over her heart. "God, you scared the crap out of me."

"Sorry." I shrug.

I go over to the refrigerator to grab a bottle of water and cold grapes. "I want to show you something Bailey. Liam wanted me to give this to you. It's at the park! It's the best surprise ever!"

I eye her cautiously. "Okay..."

She grabs my wrist and we start walking towards the park.

5 minutes later...

I look around and I still don't see anything in sight. "Dana, wait a minute..."

Realization soon starts to hit me. "It's right there, see?"

She points to a huge box. I stupidly run over to the box and I sit down next to the tree. "Crap it! Why am I so stupid!" I yell loudly.

Dana gets out a pair of handcuffs and she grabs my wrists and hand cuffs them to the tree. "Now you won't in the way of my plan."

I look up Dana. "What plan?"

She takes a huge sigh and then speaks. "Harry's planning on taking me to Denver with you guys but then he thought about it and said no because you're coming along. So when the Battle of the Bands end, they'll leave and they'll leave you here, alone. I'll be able to sing an awesome song to Luke and then I'll break up with Fletcher."

All of a sudden, I hear some leaves rustle. "Bailey? It's Chyna. Where are you?" Chyna yells. Dana gets out another pair of handcuffs and she hides. When Chyna finds me, she gets happy. "Bailey! I thought you-"

"No! It's a trap!"

Before we both know it, Chyna gets handcuffed to the tree. "See you after the show Bailey. Oh and thanks for the lessons!" Dana waves and leaves.

And that is how we got here. Stuck to this dumb tree. "Help! Somebody help us!" I call out.

"No one's out here Bailey." Chyna snaps.

I look down at my pocket. My pocket! A light bulb goes off in my head. "No but, I have Liam on speed dial! You just need to reach into my pocket and grab it."

"Why me! Can't you get it?"

"Just get the dang phone!" I yell at Chyna.

Chyna sighs and reaches into the pocket of my skirt. "Got it."

I nod. "Good, just press 1."

A beep comes from my phone. After a few rings, we hear a voice on the other end of the line. "Hey what's up?"

"Liam!" Chyna and I both exclaim.

"Ha ha! I got you! Leave a message after the beep."

"Call Luke! He's speed dial number 7." I tell Chyna.

After a few rings Luke answers. "Luke! I'm stuck to a tree in Central Park! Please come! You're my only hope!" I yell into the phone.

"Okay, I'll be right there." He hangs up.

Leaves rustle in the distance. The sound gets closer and closer. "Chyna?" I say alarmed.

"Its- its pro-probably Luke. Right?"

The rustles stop and Luke comes into image. "Luke! We need your help!"

"Um okay, do any of you have a clip, bobby pin, or credit card?"

I take a huge sigh. "I have a bobby pin in my pocket. Here, I'll try to get it."

I reach into my pocket and I grab the big bobby pin in my pocket. "Here you go."

Luke grabs the bobby pin and he picks the lock. "Got it."

"Yay!"

We both get up from the ground and we start to run towards the park, where all three of us find Dana singing Stole My Heart.

"I'm weaker

My words fall and they hit the ground

Oh life, come on head, don't you fail me now?

I start to say,

"I think I love you", but I make no sound" Dana sings.

"She- she stole my song." I say distraught. "She's the one who stole the song in my song book. Oh she's going to pay."

I start to run towards the stage. My friends try to stop me but I'm to fast for them.

When I get on stage, someone throws me another mic. Dana stops singing and she looks at me surprised. "Hey Dana, I have a song for you and Fletcher. And another one just for him too."

Dana looks like she's about to slap me but she can't since Harry's on the front row. I start to sing my favorite song that matches this little occasion.

"She, she ain't real,

She ain't gonna be able to love you like I will,

She is a stranger,

You and I have history,

Or don't you remember?

Sure, she's got it all,

But, baby, is that really what you want?

Bless your soul, you've got your head in the clouds,

She made a fool out of you,

And, boy, she's bringing you down,

She made your heart melt,

But you're cold to the core,

Now rumour has it she ain't got your love anymore,

Rumour has it, rumour,

Rumour has it, rumour,

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Rumour has it, rumour,

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Rumour has it, rumour,

She, is half your age,

But I'm guessing that's the reason that you strayed,

I heard you've been missing me,

You've been telling people things you shouldn't be,

Like when we creep out and she ain't around,

Haven't you heard the rumours?

Bless your soul, you've got your head in the clouds,

You made a fool out of me,

And, boy, you're bringing me down,

You made my heart melt, yet I'm cold to the core,

But rumour has it I'm the one you're leaving her for,

Rumour has it, rumour,

Rumour has it, rumour,

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Rumour has it, rumour,

All of these words whispered in my ear,

Tell a story that I cannot bear to hear,

Just 'cause I said it, it don't mean that I meant it,

People say crazy things,

Just 'cause I said it, don't mean that I meant it,

Just 'cause you heard it,

Rumour has it, rumour,

Rumour has it, rumour,

Rumour has it, rumour,

Rumour has it, rumour,

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Rumour has it, rumour,

But rumour has it he's the one I'm leaving you for."

When I finish singing Dana slaps me right across my face, bringing my head towards the right. Everyone gasps but I just shrug. "And here is another song for ya Fletch." I say happily.

I send him a mischievous grin. "I wrote this song a while ago and it hope you love it. I hope you guys do too."

I look down at Fletcher and everyone does too.

"I really thought you were the one

It was over before it begun

It's so hard for me to walk away

But I know I can't stay

You're beautiful and crazy too

Maybe that's why I fell into you

Even though you would pretend to be

You were never with me

So it's over yeah we're through, so I'm a unfriend you

You're the best liar ever knew, so I'll unfriend you

Cause I should have known, right from the start

I'm deleting you right from my heart

Yeah it's over, my last move is to unfriend you

I thought in time that you could change

And my time and love would heal the pain

And I didn't want this day to come

But now all I feel is numb

So it's over yeah we're through, so I'm a unfriend you

You're the best liar ever knew, so I'm a unfriend you

Cause I should have known, right from the start

I'm deleting you right from my heart

Yeah it's over, my last move is to unfriend you

You come on to everybody

Everybody all the time

You give up to anybody

What I thought was only mine

Oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

Oooooooh

So it's over yeah we're through, so I'm a unfriend you

You're the best liar ever knew, so I'm a unfriend you

'Cause I should have known, right from the start

That you didn't have a human heart

Yeah it's over my last move is to unfriend you

Unfriend you

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Woah ohh

Oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

So I'm a unfriend you

Oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

So I'm a unfriend you"

I look at Fletcher and he looks upset, distraught, and mad all at the same time. "Think twice before you mess with a Payne."

I walk off the stage and I go up to Luke. "You know I've been thinking about that offer you made me on the first day we met."

He smiles. "Yeah?"

I nod my head. "Yeah, but I can't date you because I'm moving to Denver."

His smile turns into a frown. "Sorry, Fletcher tried to do the same thing and I don't want that to happen to us."

I kiss Luke on the cheek like I did the first day I met him. "Then I'll miss that."

"I'll miss you. I have to go Luke. See you in a month." I grab Chyna's wrist and we head back to the apartment; missing my brother's performance.


"That was the dumbest stunt you have pulled Bailey Jenna Payne. You embarrassed me in front of the boys! Harry's even talking to Dana but she's staying! She's going ahead of time to meet Austin Moon! While you're going to live back with your real mom and dad! I saved you from a life in hell Bailey!" Liam yells at me.

Before the conversation with Liam, I got another eye watering slap and hit in the stomach from Dana. "Well I don't want to live with you either! I'll live with my mom and dad instead of the biggest nightmare in my life! I hate you!" I yell at Liam.

I run off upstairs packing up my stuff and I start to cry. Liam probably thought about not coming up to come check up on me.

A knock come's from my door. "Look Bailey I'm sorry." It's Fletcher. "I came here to be with you but then Dana came along. We actually just broke up."

I go up to Fletcher and I slap him. "Get out of my room. My brother pissed me off and I don't want you too either." I push him out of my room and I lock my door.

I slowly slide down the door crying. My life is starting to get hard and it will be hell when I get to Denver.


End of the last chapter! Well I wanted to add more but my mom didn't want me on the computer for a long time. So it's kind of crappy... Anyways I'm probably not giving you a preview so I'm sorry this is the only preview I'm giving you.

She pushed me roughly. "Get off of me!"

"No! She screamed at me.

I feel my back hit the concrete roughly. I cry out in pain. Then I hear a horn beep. The next thing I see are lights and someone's hands on my shoulder.

That's all I got for you guys! Thanks for those who have stayed throughout this whole story! I will post How To Tell You the Truth tomorrow at 8 or 9 at my usual time of when I post stuff on fanfiction. Anywaysn bye love you guys!

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~Mrs. Hutcherson-Mellark