Here's the finale!


Chapter 20: Welcome to the Pack

A few weeks have passed by since the big confrontation between the Japanese gang members and the pack members and things have remained calm through Whoville High...though the cliques never change, but that didn't both most of the pack members because they're already cool in their own skin. Lief walks by to his locker and as Diego and Lars walked by, both of them said, "What up, Lief?"

Lief looks over and he greets them in Japanese and Diego seemed a little confused by that and Lief responds with a laugh and said, "Hello. How's it going?"

"Pretty good." Diego replied.

Lief chuckled softly and he looks up at them and he said, "Guess it's gonna take a little time getting used to, huh?"

Diego chuckled softly and replied, "I'm gonna need to understand everything you say in Japanese."

Lars closed his locker and went with Lars and Diego on their way to class and they were talking about the fight between the gang members and how amazing it was and just then...Noah comes over and he said, "Hey, guys! Guess what?!"

"What is it, Noah?" asked Lars.

"Ren and the other gang members...they're getting deported!" Noah replied.

Hearing this definitely made their days better, especially Lief's. Lief looks up at Noah and asked, "How'd you find that out?"

"A few people have found out about the fight back at the skate rink and the gang members that started the fight back at the school...they've not only been suspended, but expelled and deported." Noah added.

Lars widened his eyes at that and he said, "Whoa..."

"Yeah, but still...where'd you get this information?" asked Diego, anxious to know.

Noah clears his throat and replied, "The Daily Who website."

They quickly followed Noah to the school newspaper and as soon as they saw the picture of all of the gang members being deported, a deep sense of relief went through Lief like the worst is finally over and that he can feel free to live a good life for once now that he doesn't have to worry about Ren anymore.

"Whoa...looks like we showed them." said, Diego.

Noah nodded his head in agreement and he nsaid, "And if you're wondering about Jesse...since he was involved in all of this, he's back in juvenile hall until he turns 18."

Lars smiled at this and he said, "Maybe now our lives will be normal."

"We did it, guys." Diego added.

Later that day

Jojo and the entire pack members went to the skate park to meet up with Casper and Justin and everyone else and when they arrived, Justin looks up at all of them and said, "Glad you guys showed up."

Jojo chuckled softly and said, "Well...we thought we'd bring Lief over to see what our turf really is about."

Lief walks by and when he met Casper and Justin, they introduced themselves to him and he said, "Nice to see you guys again."

"Same here. Looks like we've won the entire battle, haven't we?" asked Justin.

"Got that right, dude." Casper replied, giving each other a high-five.

Just then, Mana comes out of nowhere with his rollerblades and was surprised to se Jojo and everyone else and he said, "Who are you guys and what are you doing here?"

They all knew that Mana was joking at them and Jojo said, "Your pack friends, remember?"

Mana laughs and he said, "What up, guys? I'm actually glad you're here."

Everyone seemed a little bit confused with that and Diego asked, "For what?"

Mana takes off his helmet and he responded, "Two reasons; to welcome Lief to our group and to celebrate Jonah's 18th birthday."

Jonah lets out a slight chuckle and he didn't expect anyone to actually remember it and he said, "I'm actually surprised that you remember."

Mana chuckled and said, "Well hey...gotta celebrate the coming of age, man."

Lief stepped forward and faced Mana and soon enough, Mana told him, "Lief Miyazako...you said you used to be a part of Ren's gang, but gave it up and chose to come to us to start the redemption process. You've come to the right gang...and we welcome you as one of us."

Lief was really happy to have this honor and he said, "Thank you very much."

Casper lets out a smile and he said, "To celebrate our new member and Jonah's 18th birthday, me and Justin put together a song for you guys. Hope you enjoy it."

With that, both guys strumming their guitars and built themselves up to vocalize their voices and sing this song for them.

Casper: Do you ever feel like a plastic bag

Drifting through the wind

wanting to start again?

Do you ever feel

Feel so paper thin

like a house of cards

one blow from caving in?

Justin: Do you ever feel

already buried deep

six feet under

seems like no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there's

still a chance for you

Cuz there's a spark for you

Both: You just gotta ignite the light

and let it shine

Just own the night

like the fourth of July

Cuz baby you're a firework

Come on, show them what you're worth

Make them go oh-oh-oh

As you shoot across the sky...

Baby you're a firework

Come on, let ya colors burst

Make them go oh-oh-oh

You're gonna leave them falling down...

Justin: You don't have to feel

like a wasted space

You're original

cannot be replaced

If you only knew

what the future holds

after a hurricane

comes a rainbow

Casper: Maybe your reason why

all the doors are closed

So you can open one

that leads you to the perfect road

Like a lightning bolt

Your heart will glow

And when it's time

you'll know

Both: You just gotta ignite the light

and let it shine

Just own the night

like the fourth of July

Cuz baby you're a firework

Come on, show them what you're worth

Make them go oh-oh-oh

As you shoot across the sky...

Baby you're a firework

Come on, let your colors burst

Make them go oh-oh-oh

You're gonna leave them falling down...

Boom-boom-boom

Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Casper: It's always been inside of you...

Justin: And now it's time to let it through...

Both: Cuz baby, you're a firework

Come on, show them what you're worth

Make them go oh-oh-oh

As you shoot across the sky...

Baby, you're a firework

Come on, let your colors burst

Make them go oh-oh-oh

You're gonna leave them falling down...

Boom-boom-boom

Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Boom-boom-boom

Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon...

They finished it off with a final strum and everyone was cheering for them as well as for Lief and Jonah for two major milestones that day. Lief finally feels like he had finally found his friendship with the pack members and Jonah for his road to adulthood and both of them said, "Thanks, guys."

"Anytime. Now, who's up for skating?" asked Casper.

The entire pack spent that whole day skating, bike riding and rollerblading and as the pack looked at each other, they all could tell that their friendship will always grow stronger than anything and for Lief...it make a huge impact on him personally now that he's left behind the gang life for another one...with the pack members.


And that's it! Thank you all for reading this story and I'll be back for more HHaW stories pretty soon!