Hey there! I know I wasn't supposed to upload anymore stories, but this one was running around in my brain like a caged wild horse and I needed to let it out. I got this idea from watching a YouTube clip, well, not really, because neither the song nor the theme had anything to do with this story, I just thought it up and the h2o clip I was watching had nothing to do with it. But I still loved the video. Here it is watch?v=0dGbisSfHyE anybody reading this, you should seriously watch this. I can guarantee you will love it. If you can guess at what point I thought up this story while I was watching it, I'll give you a prize. Now onto the story, by the way it's TOTAL Clewis. But there is mentioned and implied, Zikki (kind-of), Wella, Emash (Because Emma has come back in this story.)
"Lewis!" I squealed, seeing his face pop up on the screen.
"Cleo!" He replied in the same girlish tone.
"Hey!" I laughed.
"I missed you so much, Cleo." He smiled with faint sadness.
"Um, we only talked about two weeks ago." I giggled.
"That's too long for me!" He exclaimed. I laughed.
Beep. Beep. Beep. Beeeeep. The annoying sound of my phone interrupted our conversation.
"Wait just a sec, Lewis. My phone is ringing." I got up and picked it up off my bed. The screen flashed on and I saw that I had a text from Rikki.
Hey, what are you doing? I was thinking me and you could get some ice cream.
Not now, I'm busy.
Ah, talking to Lewis?
How did you know?
I see. So, I can't get ice cream. Or is there anything else you wanted to do so you can keep me from talking to Lewis?
Nope. Go have fun with your nerd love.
I knew she wouldn't reply back, so I threw my phone back down on my bed and sat back down at my desk.
"Rikki wanted to get ice cream." I rolled my eyes, also displaying an apologetic smile.
"Of course, that girl loves ice cream." Lewis rolled his eyes back.
I saw him do something with his fingers, but I couldn't see what. He may as well have been writing notes for one of his papers or something.
"So, what's been happening with you?" I asked him.
"Oh, you know, paper this, essay that. It's kind of aggravating." He sighed.
"Well, I'm sure you'll be fine and be the best student your teacher has ever had." I smiled encouragingly.
"I'll try. What have you been doing?" He flung the question back to me.
"Not much. Ronnie is getting better at tricks, Kim is getting more annoying. She thinks she's Little Miss. I-can-do-whatever-I-want-and-have-more-than-one-boyfriend. And dad trusts me to keep her in check, but whenever I yell at her, she runs to dad!" I shouted, flinging my arms out.
"Your life sounds a lot more exciting than mine, I'll tell you that." He laughed, but smiled sympathetically at me all the same.
"Well, when you're a mermaid, you get that." I smiled.
"I wish I was back with you guys. I miss preparing for full moons, covering for you when you get wet, swimming with you, protecting the moon pool and all the other drama you guys have." He sighed heavily.
"I'll tell you what, next week I promise to swim to America and visit you. I'll make up some excuse." I whispered, even though there was practically no need. But you never know when Kim's right next to your room, pressing up a glass to the door and hearing everything you say.
"What? You can't do that! What about school?" He said, thinking about my plans for college etcetera.
"You're more important." I said simply.
"No, Cleo. I can't have you doing that." He said firmly, crossing his arms.
"Awww." I groaned, disappointed.
"You've been hanging around Rikki too much." He laughed. I gave him an icy glare and he shut up.
"So, how are Rikki, Bella and Emma?" He asked, quickly getting away from the subject.
"Bella and Will are dating-"
"Finally!" He exclaimed.
"Rikki and Zane are still broken up. She still seems to think it's for the best, but I catch her staring at him from time to time." I informed him.
"What do you think?" He asked.
"I think that they should get back together. Sure Zane is a jerk sometimes, but whenever he's around Rikki, that changes. Zane did something wrong, but I know for a fact that Rikki has forgiven him. The thing she hasn't forgiven is that he didn't recoil or push Sophie away when she kissed him. And... Zane is the only boy who's made Rikki happy." I finished.
Beep. Beep. Beeeeep. The annoying sound of my phone again. I got up and got it from my bed once more.
"Hi, it's Bella. I was wondering if you would like to go for some ice cream."
"Are you kidding me? Is this some kind of trick? Rikki asked me that same question!"
"Oh. Why did you say no?"
"Oh, okay then. Bye." She hung up the phone. I sat back down, frustrated.
"What was that about?" He asked, concerned like the best-boyfriend-in-the-world he is.
"Bella called me." I paused. This sentence fragment got a strange look from Lewis; because I would usually never be upset if I got a call from Bella.
"She wanted to get ice cream! Can you believe it? I think she and Rikki might be playing a trick on me..." I trailed off in thought.
"That doesn't sound like a Rikki and Bella thing to do. That sounds like a Rikki and Emma, or just plain Rikki thing to do. If Rikki could convince Emma, of course." Lewis answered.
"Yeah, I guess you're right..."
"Guess?" He smirked.
"Oh, shut up!" I squealed.
"Have I ever told you that I love you?" He beamed genuinely at me.
"I've heard it on occasion." I smiled naughtily.
"Well then, I guess I'll just have to tell you again. I love you, Cleo."
"I love you too, Lewis."
"I think this time calls for a cyber-hug." His eyes twinkled.
"Definitely." Cyber-hug is this thing me and Lewis do. It's where we hug our computer as if we were hugging each other, just a weird thing we do. Last time we did it, Lewis spilt juice on his keyboard; he hurried to clean it up, while I just sat there laughing.
"Cyber-hug!" We both shouted and hugged our computers.
"I'm glad I didn't spill anything on my keyboard this time." Lewis wiped the back of his hand on his forehead comically in a 'Phew!' action.
"My thoughts exactly." I stuck my tongue out at him.
"Great minds think alike, huh?" He raised his eyebrows repetitively.
"Hey! Stop flirting with me, I'm already your girlfriend!"
"Just wanted to be on the safe side, I saw Charlotte walking past earlier."
"Just kidding! You're so easy to trick." He laughed.
"Hey, I thought I was supposed to trust my boyfriend." I grumbled.
"You are. But you're also meant to suspect something when he brings his ex-girlfriend into the picture."
"Like he's cheating on me?"
"What?" He said quietly, the entire colour drained from his face.
"Now, you're easy to trick!" I cracked up laughing, while I watched the colour return to his face and then watched him take deep breaths. Talk about hilarious.
"Now, that was not funny." He pouted, crossing his arms over his chest.
"Oh, come on!" I whined playfully.
"Grrr." He bared his teeth playfully.
"Oh, I'm so scared!" I shrieked in a little girly voice.
"You better be."
"Or what, Mr. I-study-abroad-at-a-big-expensive-school, what could you possibly do to me?" I asked, putting my hands on my hips.
"Oh, I'll think of something."
Beep. Beep. Beeeeeeeep. I really should think of turning that phone to silent.
"Look who's popular!" Lewis shouted from the computer screen while I got my phone.
Are you still talking to Lewis?
Awww, come have a swim with me!
I'm beginning to hate nerd love.
Hang out with me! You've been talking to geek for too long!
No! He's not a geek!
Face it, Cleo. Your boyfriend is a geek.
Fine. He's a geek. Now leave me alone!
Sheesh! Why can't you take 5 minutes to swim with your best friend?
Because I don't want to!
Oh come on, we both know that's not true. No mermaid doesn't want to go for a swim.
That's a double negative. Don't use them, they're evil.
I won't if you swim with me!
Can you just leave me alone? I'll swim with you after I've finished talking to Lewis!
Fine. You promise?
No, but you'll have to live with that.
Fine, you big meanie. :P
I turned my phone onto silent and re-joined Lewis.
"What was that all about?" He asked.
"Rikki wanted to swim with me."
"Why don't you join her?"
"Because I'm talking to you!"
"I can wait."
"No you can't." I said firmly.
"Fine, you got me." He smiled.
"You know what she said to me?" I asked, faking a hurt little girl voice.
"What did she say?"
"She used a double negative!" I exclaimed.
"Oh no!" He shouted, faking shock. "They're evil. I hope you told her off."
"I did exactly that. I told her they were evil and not to use them." I smiled, mocking pride.
"You say that like I'm a dog." I stuck my tongue out at him.
"Are you telling me you aren't? And all this time I thought you were..."
"Just teasing." Now it was his turn to stick his tongue out.
"So, what do you want to talk about now?" I asked, settling back in my computer chair.
"I don't know. I wish I could be really talking to you, instead of a bunch of pixels that look like you." He sighed.
"Well, this is the best you've got. Unless I swim to America..." My eyes twinkled.
"You're no fun." I looked down dejectedly.
"Aw, come on Cleo. Think about it."
"Hey, why don't we play a game?" Lewis suggested.
"You make me sound like a three year old. I must be one, because I want to play a game!" I clapped my hands childishly.
"What about the word game?" He asked.
"I don't know. That game always ends badly. The last time I played it with Rikki, we fought and she avoided me for the next week."
"That's because Rikki's childish."
"Fine. We'll play the word game."
"Bus." Lewis started.
(You should read all of this, but it does go on for a while.)
"Car." I added.
"Okay, enough of this game, my brain is dying." Lewis gave up. I could have kept going.
"I won!" I stuck my tongue out at him.
"Yeah, you won. I give up." He panted slightly.
"But you're always so good at that game!" I exclaimed, because he usually won.
"You're pretty awesome yourself." He smiled at me.
"Thanks. I love you, Lewis."
"I love you too, Cleo. Hey I was wonder-" A hand covered his mouth from behind.
"Lewis!" I cried, not understanding what was happening. Two men in black restrained him and started dragging him out the door. He struggled, kicking one of the men in the legs.
"Lewis?! Lewis!" I shrieked. He put up a fight and was able to bite the hand that was covering his mouth.
"I love you Cleo!" He shouted as they pulled him put the door. His laptop crashed down to the floor.
"Lewis? Lewis!" I screamed in vain. He was gone.
Lewis was gone.
I stared at the screen, as if expecting him to materialise, hoping against hope that he
was just playing a trick on me.
Everything stayed the same.
Tears poured down my face as reality sunk in.
I looked down and buried my face in my hands, and cried and cried and cried.
He can't be gone. He just can't.
I took one last look at the screen, to see something that I hadn't noticed before.
A heart drawn in a pile of sand.
If any of you don't know that reference, 'A heart drawn in a pile of sand' it's something Lewis does. Like, when they were at the moon pool, he traced a heart in some sand, symbolising his love for Cleo. He also did it at the JuiceNet, but with flour, I think. I hope you liked it, well, it would be sad if anybody liked it, who would like to see Lewis get kidnapped? But you know what I mean. At least I hope you do.