(And this is the sequel I've been DYING to get started on)
During the course of two years, Tommy and Hailey kept in constant contact with the boys. Well, Hailey purposely went out of her way to ignore Logan, doing whatever it took to ignore him. When the boys went on their first tour and it kicked off in Minnesota, they of course sent tickets and back stage passes to their friends and families. Of course Hailey got a few, but she didn't go. Instead she gave her ticket to some random person in school, while the rest of her family went to the show. At that point Tommy was given a cell phone so he could text the boys whenever they wanted, and they always replied. Part of Logan felt bad, because Tommy didn't have any older brothers, just sisters, so the boys were the brothers Tommy never had.
Hailey scares me Tommy had texted him one day.
Why? Logan asked, afraid something had happened.
Hailey's a man!
Dad put Hailey in boxing classes, she's kick ass now
IS that so? Wow… Logan didn't believe it for a second. They Hailey he knew was about as weak as a brittle leaf in the fall. There's no way she would be able to endure boxing, it would murder her. Little did he know, that the boys leaving wrecked Hailey, and Tommy didn't tell them about it, he didn't want them worrying about his big sister. Hailey was so upset, her dad wanted to kill Logan, and at the concert, he did mention he could find a way to arrest him and make him pay, but he didn't go through with it. Hailey couldn't stop thinking about Logan. She knew she liked him more than he did her and the way he left only proved it. She cried and cried, it's always the first boyfriend that hurts the most, isn't it? Sure she hadn't known him for years, weren't dating for years, but she couldn't help what she felt.
Logan thought he was over Hailey too. He thought it would be so easy to get over her, but as much as Logan denied it, he was having a hard time as well. Every time the boys introduced him to a new girl the first thing he did was compare the girl to Hailey. Hey you smile like my old friend Hailey or, Oh my friend Hailey likes that band too. He didn't think that girl had impacted him so much, but she was drilled into his mind and Logan couldn't get her out, even if he thought he had.
Two years later, the boys had gotten a text from Tommy saying they were in Los Angeles, and that they should visit him. He told them where they were, at UCLA, and the boys agreed to meet with him. They weren't sure why exactly they were there. Maybe Lori had decided to transfer schools and the family moved? It never occurred to Logan, the genius, that Hailey was now a freshman in college and attending UCLA.
When they arrived at the campus they didn't know what to expect. They walked down a hallway of a residence hall and watched as people were setting up their suites. At the end of the hall Logan could see Tommy who was nearly Carlos' height now, longer hair covering his eyes leaning against a wall while boxes were being pushed inside.
"LOGAN!" Tommy pushed himself off the wall and ran over, tackling Logan in a hug.
"Tommy buddy, hey! Wow look at you."
"I know I'm almost taller than Carlos." He grinned and hugged and greeted the rest of the guys.
"Wow Tommy it's been awhile." James commented. "Your hair is fantastic."
"And yours is nearly gone!" He commented at James' now very short hair. He chuckled and nodded. "Come on, Hailey's fixing her room up."
"What? Hailey?" Logan blinked.
"Yeah dude, who do you think was here? Lori?" Tommy chuckled and shook his head. "She told me not to call you guys but you know, since when do I listen to her?"
"Good point..." Kendall chuckled and followed him down the hall. "Hailey got a full ride here; she's in their conservatory of music. Since she got a full ride mom said she'd spot her and pay for one of the suites. You know two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room." Tommy nodded. When they peaked in they could see Nathan crushing up some boxes inside the rom, while Hailey and her mom were sitting on the couch talking. Hailey looked up and her eyes bulged out of her head. The first one at the doorway was Carlos, the curious one.
"CARLOS OH MY GOSH!" Hailey jumped out of her seat and ran forward, throwing her arms around Carlos. Logan could now see why Tommy said he was scared of Hailey. Two years apart, apparently she really was boxing, because her arms were well toned and her legs looked like she could kill with one kick. Logan swallowed looking her up and down; a pair of denim capris, a black halter and white wedge sandals, Hailey's certainly changed a bit. "Aww Carlos! No hair!" She giggled running her hands over the top of his head, noticing his very short hair. "Oh my…JAMES IS THE ONE WITH NO HAIR!"
"Wow Hailey you look really hot." James chuckled not holding back as he hugged her and Hailey felt his hair.
"Thanks James, you look great too." Hailey moved on to Kendall, squeezing him to death. It was Logan's turn; she glanced at him and nodded. "Hey Logan." Hailey stepped back and assessed the boys." Wow you all look great! Bulked up like crazy huh?"
"So did you She-Hulk!" Carlos laughed poking her arm.
"That's exactly what I call her now!" Tommy grinned proudly.
"Never said I was proud of it." She snorted and ruffled Tommy's hair, who rolled his eyes and took a comb out of his pocket to fix it. James realized Tommy had taken after him when it came to hair care. "Look see? I'm stronger now check it. I can actually push you guys." She walked up to James and pushed on his chest. James stumbled back surprised. "Wow you're really not a weak little thing anymore."
"No she's not." Nathan said stepping out of the room. "I fixed that. Hey boys."
"Hey Officer." Kendall grinned and shook his hand. Nathan shook all of their hands with a smile, even Logan, although at the end it turned into a sort of glare. Her mother Natalie stepped out too, hugging all the boys and complimenting them. Natalie felt no hate towards Logan; she kissed him on the forehead and said he looked good as well.
"Hey baby I finished the book shelves in your room, they shouldn't wobble anymore." The four boys heard another male voice calling Hailey baby and they were curious. They all turned and were shocked to see a taller, muscular Duke walking towards them. "No way, it's a hockey team reunion!"
"Duke! You go here!?" James questioned, he was beyond shocked.
"Yeah I got accepted; I'm gonna major in physical fitness education." He grinned proudly greeting the guys with handshakes and hugs. "How have you guys been? Big celebrities now huh?"
"Yeah you can say that!" Carlos nodded, he glanced at Duke who wrapped an arm around Hailey's shoulders and pulled her close, kissing her temple. He then glanced at Logan who looked like he wanted to kill someone. Logan felt a pang of jealousy punch him in the chest and stomach.
"I didn't know you two were dating…" Kendall said looking at the two.
"Oh yeah we started about the middle of senior year, kind of close to prom. Hailey's pretty great." Duke grinned. "Saved me from myself."
"So you boys live nearby?" Natalie asked, breaking the tension.
"Oh yeah we live at the Palm Woods Hotel, it's not far from here actually." Logan finally had the voice to speak.
"Oh that's great good for you boys!" She smiled.
"Oh yeah we should definitely hang out now Hailey since you're staying in LA!" James grinned. "We'll hit the beach, you can swing by and use our pool, and it'll be great just like Minnesota, except less snow. Okay no snow…"
"I'd like that James." Hailey nodded.
"Duke's your roommate?" Logan blurted out, staring at the two. Hailey narrowed her eyes at Logan, as if it was any of his business in the first place.
"Actually no, this place is too pricey for me I'm over at the classic residence halls on the other side of campus." Duke nodded.
"As if we'd let you be roommates anyway." Nathan added staring at Duke. Nathan didn't hate Duke. He actually grew to like him a lot; he just didn't want a male sharing a dorm room with his baby girl.
"Well Hailey, we're going to now we've got a flight to catch soon to head back to Minnesota. I love you and call me if anything, alright?" She hugged her daughter tight and kissed her forehead. Tommy hugged Hailey and patted her back. Nathan's hug lasted the longest, he didn't want to leave her in new unfamiliar territory, but she has to grow up. He told her if anything to call her, and he'll anyone in site arrested. Hailey just laughed and said she loved him. The parents and Tommy said goodbye to the boys, now it was just them plus Duke and Hailey.
"Hey listen, her roommate isn't in yet and I gotta go to meet my roommate so we can get to know each other. Why don't you guys catch up together, yeah?" Duke glanced between the two.
"Yes! Come on Hails please?" Carlos smiled. Hailey couldn't say no to Carlos.
"Alright fine…I'll see you later Duke."
"Bye baby." Duke kissed her and patted Kendall on the back as he left. Hailey looked at the four boys, part of her wanting to die because Logan was there and he was staring at her intently.
"So um….what do you want to do?" She asked nervously.
In no time the boys had taken her to see the Palm Woods, it was absolutely hectic. Kids were running around jumping into the pool, chasing each other with water guns, Hailey couldn't believe it. "Wow this place is...crazy."
"I KNOW IT'S SO AWESOME!" Carlos grinned and Hailey shook her head with a smile. Carlos dragged Hailey to the smoothie bar and the two got smoothies. James walked over to join them while Kendall hung back with Logan.
"You okay man?" Kendall asked.
"No I'm not okay! See I told you she liked Duke all along now the two of them are in LA and they're dating! What the hell Kendall!?"
"Well…apparently they didn't start dating until a few months ago so relax…. I can see she still hates you..."
"WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CLUE!?"
"Do you hate her?"
"Yes. No. I DON'T KNOW!" Kendall rolled his eyes, clearly Logan was missing Hailey but he wasn't going to give in. Now he was extremely jealous that Duke was there with his girl, even though Hailey isn't his girl anymore.
"Maybe you should try that….love science thing on her."
"To what Kendall, see if I still like her or something?"
"Well obviously you're acting like a little brat over this whole situation. Whether you like or not I have no idea but there's something there so maybe your little…machine can help you out!"
"You're right…maybe I should try it."
The boys glanced over at Hailey who was now watching James hit on a girl, and Carlos had run away to get a corn dog. Kendall walked over and placed his hand on her back. "So what do you think of this place?"
"It's pretty awesome, I'm happy for you guys." Hailey smiled. "But I feel like I should really go back to campus and try to familiarize myself with that place, do you think in a little bit you can give me a ride back?"
"Yeah sure but uh…Logan's the only one with a license right now." Hailey looked past Kendall to stare at Logan who waved cautiously.
"…Alright I guess that works."