3/3/06 - Status changed from in-progress to complete.

title: Bring It On: Deleted Scenes 1 & 2
author: cheebs!
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, much as I wish I did. I'm just borrowing them for a bit of romp and play, and am gaining nothing for this story but my own enjoyment.
Rating: G.
Archive: Please ask first, or at least give me a heads up and link back once it's up.
Note: Scene 1 would take place sometime after Torrance's first sleepover at Missy's, and before Cliff finds out Torrance has a boyfriend. Scene 2 takes place just after the awards are given at Nationals. Missy's first lines from scene 2 are taken directly from the movie.
Feedback: would be greatly appreciated. :)
Dedications: my daughter Lita, who thinks Torrance and Missy are a cute couple; Faithful Chickie, who consistantly entertains me; Skinny Puppy, to whose music this was written (and that explains a whole lot, doesn't it?).

These notes are longer than the scene. Just thought I'd point it out before someone else does. :p

"Hey, Miss?"

"Yeah, Tor?"

"Did you have a boyfriend in LA?"

"Umm..." Missy chewed on her bottom lip and thought for a moment before answering. "You remember what Courtney said I looked like when I tried out?"

"Yeah...oh!" Torrance's eyes flew wide open. "Oh! You mean..."

Missy nodded. "Yeah. That's why I thought she and Whitney were; takes one to know one, you know? Guess I was wrong..." She shrugged. "So, we're still cool, right?"

"Of course!" Torrance shrieked, seemingly appalled that her friend thought the revelation would change things between them. "Les was my best friend before you came along, Miss. Why would you think I'd care about something like that?"

Missy looked down, shrugging again. "I don't know, maybe because you'd never wonder if Les was interested in you? Not that I am! I mean, you're great and all, but..."

"But...?" Torrance prompted.

Missy picked up her head, looking Torrance squarely in the eyes. "Can't say." She shook her head, her smile never reaching her sad, fathomless brown orbs.

Missy looked from her best friend to her brother and back again. Seeing the want in both their eyes, she decided to make a quick exit. "We'll talk later," she announced, slapping Cliff on the chest. "Les!" She grinned broadly and bounced over to the boy whose name she had just shouted.

"Hey, Miss!" Les hugged the girl who flung herself against his torso. "Second place feels pretty good, doesn't it?" He looked down when she stiffened, and immediately noticed her stricken expression. "Missy...?" He gazed over her shoulder and saw Cliff and Torrance kissing passionately. "Oh god...Miss, I'm sorry, I didn't see them...I didn't know. His arms tightened around her; part comfort, part protection. "How are you?" he asked softly, compassionately.

"It's okay," Missy replied huskily. "As long as they're happy, it's okay..." On the last word her voice cracked, and the first tears fell.

Les smiled sadly, holding her closer, one hand holding her head to his chest and hiding her face from view. "And if you keep telling yourself that, maybe someday you'll believe it."