Sorry for the delay, but I just started back at school and it's taking up most of my time! This is the best that I could do given the situation. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy it. :)
Not a lot had happened since the Full Moon Jam. After that night there had only been about three months left of school. And luckily for everyone at Hollywood Arts, Beck had seemed to have given up on trying to rip Tori and Jade apart. There had been one confrontation before summer break but nothing really happened. It was more awkward than anything. But even though everything was quiet, the group couldn't help but feel a little uneasy.
Other than the very awkward confrontation with Beck, the rest of the summer had been filled with a lot of good times. From Tori and Jade going on beach dates, to the gang just hanging out as usual. They had all grown accustomed to Beck not being around and actually found it more comfortable.
As much fun as the group may have had during the break, they knew that they would have to return to Hollywood Arts for one last year. They were all a little on edge about returning for senior year, and not just because of Beck. It was their final year, and after they graduated they all knew that each of them would move on to bigger and better things. But that's life, and they all knew that they had to deal with it.
Tori's alarm clock woke her up early Friday morning. Yes, Friday, because apparently the school board is stupid and couldn't wait for Monday like any sane person would. She rolled over in her bed and reluctantly turned off her alarm. She got up out of the warmness that was her bed and headed downstairs to make her breakfast.
When she had gotten about halfway down the stairs to the main floor of the house, she was surprised when she heard people talking in the kitchen. One of the voices belonging to someone she hadn't heard from in a while. Trina, her sister. She felt a wave of anger wash over her as she stomped down the remaining steps and into the kitchen.
"What the fuck is she doing here?" Tori asked, the venom and sharpness clear in her voice.
"Honey, your sister has agreed to get help." Her mother stated, resting her hands on the back of Trina's shoulders.
Trina smiled and nodded. "Yeah, so I'm going to be moving back in here so mom and dad can keep an eye on me." Trina added casually.
Tori sighed and ran a hand through her messy hair. "Great. I'm glad you're finally getting help." Tori replied honestly.
Trina smiled. "Thanks little sis." Trina replied as she walked past Tori into the living room to get her suitcases and no doubt bring them into her old room to unpack.
Tori's mom must have sensed the younger girl's unease with the situation, because she walked over to her and pulled her into a light hug.
"Don't worry sweetie. Your sister is really going to get help this time, she knows she needs it." The oldest Vega said as she released her youngest daughter from the comforting hug.
"I know." Tori said, smiling at how supportive her mother was being for her older sister.
Mrs. Vega returned the smile and headed upstairs to help Trina unpack while Tori remained in the kitchen to make her breakfast.
Tori decided on cereal. Fruit Loops to be exact. She grabbed a bowl from the cupboard and dumped the cereal in it then poured the milk in it shortly afterwards. Once she returned the cereal and milk to their original spots, she took her bowl of Fruit Loops and sat down at the table to eat it. When she was done she put the bowl in the dishwasher and headed up the stairs to finish getting ready for her first day of school.
She decided to wear something simple; a pair of dark blue skinny jeans, a black and white striped top and a beige blazer. She went to the washroom to brush her hair and teeth then returned to her bedroom to apply her makeup. Once she was satisfied she slipped on a pair of tall, suede boots, grabbed her backpack and her phone then headed out the door to her car and continued to school.
About ten minutes after she had left the house she arrived at Hollywood Arts. It was still a bit early so the parking lot was almost empty. She found a spot near the entrance, turned off the engine and unbuckled her seat belt, deciding to stay in the car for a while.
While sitting alone in the car, she got to thinking, and finally let everything that had happened over the past couple of months sink in. She was amazed at how quickly things between her and Jade had changed, how they went from sworn enemies one day, to partners the next. But her love for Jade came at a price. She had lost someone she had once considered a best friend at one point in her life. And even though he turned out to be a total dick, she'd be lying if she said she didn't miss having him around.
Beck, up until recently, had always been there for Tori. He had always been a good friend to her, and everyone else in their little posse. She had trusted him and he had trusted her, or at least she thought he trusted her. She wasn't sorry about the way things turned out because; well, because she got Jade. But Tori being Tori had a guilty conscience, even though she shouldn't.
That's just the kind of person Tori is. Regardless of how many times someone hurt her; she would always forgive them in the end. But this time was different. Not only did he hurt her, but he hurt their whole circle of friends and almost ruined a relationship. She knew she had to stand her ground this time, and with Jade and André by her side, she knew she could do it.
A knock on the car window startled her out of her thoughts. It was Jade with two coffees in her hands.
Ah, Jade. She had grown so much as a person in the past few months. She was actually happy, although that didn't stop her from losing her temper from time to time, and Tori was actually okay with that. Jade was opening up more to Tori, Jade was giving Tori her heart, and trusting her not to break it, and Tori only asked for the same in return.
"Morning babe." Jade greeted as she handed Tori one of the two coffees as Tori got out of the car, grabbing her bag on the way out.
"Morning and thanks." Tori replied giving her girlfriend a quick kiss on the lips.
"So why were you just sitting in the car?" Jade asked as they started to walk into the school that had been empty for nearly two months.
Tori shrugged. "Just thinking." She replied as she walked with Jade to her locker.
"About?" Jade asked, hesitantly.
"Nothing to worry about. Just letting everything sink in, you know?" Tori admitted as she waited for Jade to finish packing stuff in her scissor decorated locker.
Jade nodded. "Yeah, I've been doing that a lot lately too. It's crazy isn't it?" Jade asked, locking her locker and walking with Tori over to hers.
"Mhm, I guess it's just a lot to wrap my head around." Tori said as they reached her locker.
She saw the words Make it Shine and smiled softly, slowly brushing the tips of her fingers down the locker, taking the time to trace each letter with her fingers, as she remembered everything that had happened since transferring to Hollywood Arts. From getting black coffee dumped in her hair on her very first day, to Hollywood Arts' very first Prome and how Jade tried to sabotage it.
Jade gently kissed her on the cheek, awaking her from her daydream. "What's going on up there?" Jade asked, pointing to her girlfriend's head, generally concerned for her well-being.
Tori shrugged. "I don't know, I just keep thinking about stuff, and just how-" She started crying silently on Jade's shoulder.
Jade led her to the janitor's closet then closed and locked the door behind them. She sat down on the floor next to her quietly sobbing girlfriend and held her. Ever since being with Tori, the raven-haired girl had gotten better at her people skills, and comforting people, although she would only be nice and comforting when Tori was around. She could only do so much good things in one day.
Tori wiped her eyes. "I'm sorry." She sobbed, leaning her head on Jade's leather clad shoulder.
Jade chuckled. "For what?"
"For crying. It's not even graduation yet and I'm already a mess." Tori whined.
Jade shrugged. "Don't stress about things that haven't even happened yet Vega. Just enjoy our last year here and when graduation comes we can worry about it then." Jade said, resting her head on top of Tori's.
"Aren't you even a little upset about everything?" Tori asked quietly.
"Of course I am, but right now I think you're upset enough for the both of us." She joked.
Tori laughed as she wiped more tears away from her eyes. "Okay, let's go." She said as she stood up and returned to her locker to put her things in it.
By the time she had managed to pack everything in her locker it was time to head to her first period class. She grabbed her books from her locker then headed over to Jade's locker so they could walk together to Sikowitz's class.
Upon arriving in the unusual teacher's class, they were a bit surprised to find it empty. They sat in the front and waited for either Sikowitz or anyone else they knew to walk in the class.
"So what other classes do you have this semester?" Tori asked.
"Um, I have this class first period, Creative Writing second, lunch third, and then I have this volunteer co-op thing for the rest of the afternoon. You?" Jade answered.
"This class first period, Singing and Song Writing, lunch, and the same thing as you. Which class are you going to be working in?" Tori asked, silently hoping they'd be assistants in the same classes.
"Introduction to Acting for-"
"Mrs. Lewis' grade nine class?" Tori interrupted excitedly.
Jade looked confused. "That's the one. Why?"
Tori squealed. "Because that's the same class I'm working in too!" Tori answered, knowing her day just got a little better.
"Well, well, well, if it isn't two of my favorite girls in the world." André said as he waltzed into the partially empty classroom.
"André!" Tori yelled as she jumped out of her chair and gave her best friend a hug. "How was New York?" She asked as she released him from her death grip.
"It was amazing. I almost didn't come back." He joked as he sat down next to Tori.
"Well I'm glad you did." Tori said as a very sad-looking Cat walked in the room and sat next to André.
"Aye little red, what's wrong?" André asked the not so perky redhead.
"Huh? Oh it's nothing. I'm just a little tired." She answered untruthfully, but Jade saw right through her lie and she knew it.
"If you say so." André replied.
Cat smiled and nodded. "Thanks." She replied.
André shrugged as the class started to fill up with familiar faces. The shruggers sat in their usual spots and Robbie and Rex sat next to Jade, seeing that it was the only seat left. Sikowitz was late, per usual.
"Hello class. Seeing how most of you have taken my class for the past three years, you know who I am. Those of you who have suffered a brain trauma and have no idea who I am, tough luck. It sucks to be you." Sikowitz greeted as he took a drink from his coconut. "So, we're going to start with an acting exercise. André and Jade please come up to the stage." Both easily obliged and continued up to the stage.
"Now what?" André asked.
"Robbie, give me a scenario." Sikowitz shouted as he pointed to the boy with glasses.
"Um, they're on an airplane that's about to crash." Robbie stated, smiling at the idea.
"Very well. So the way this works is you two act out the scenario that was given and when I say freeze, you freeze in whichever position you happen to be in and then someone else will take your place then start another scenario from the position they are in. Got it? Good, go!" He shouted as he hopped off the stage and slapped his foot on an unoccupied chair.
"Oh my goodness! The plane's gonna crash!" André exclaimed as he slapped both of his hands on his face in a dramatic gesture.
"What do we do?" Jade asked, with the same worry plastered on her face.
"I say we jump." André suggested.
Jade shook her head. "That's insane! We're thirty-thousand feet up in the air! We'll never live!" Jade shouted.
"Then we'll hold onto each other and hope for the best." André said as he took Jade's hand.
"Okay." Jade hugged him.
"FREEZE!" Sikowitz shouted. Both actors froze in the spot. "Cat, switch spots with André." Cat reluctantly went to the stage and got into the same position André had just been in.
"And, ACTION!" Sikowitz shouted once again.
"I'm so happy you liked your Christmas present!" Cat shouted as she returned the hug.
"I loved it!" Jade exclaimed as she released the redhead from the hug.
"I'm glad you did." Cat replied.
"Now it's time for your gift." Jade said with a sly look on her face. She took crept closer to Cat and began tickling her, causing the redhead to burst into laughter.
"No! No! Stop it!" The shorter girl exclaimed, running short on breath.
"FREEZE!" Sikowitz shouted. "Tori take over for Jade." Tori walked up to the stage and hovered over Cat like she was going to tickle her and Jade returned to her seat. "ACTION!"
"I know you have it here somewhere!" Tori yelled.
Cat looked frightened. "I don't know what you're talking about. Please get off of me!" She begged.
"You took my wallet and I want it back!" Tori yelled.
"Fine, let me get up and I'll give it to you." Cat replied. She got up and handed an imaginary wallet to Tori.
"Ah, that is indeed my wallet." Tori said, smiling happily. "Never. Take it. Again." Tori answered, invading Cat's personal space.
"FREEZE!" Sikowitz shouted. "Beck, take Cat's spot." Tori visibly gulped as her face paled.
Sikowitz was completely oblivious to the events that had occurred a couple of months ago. Now Beck was going to be up in Tori's personal space with a scenario that he had to come up with. Beck casually swaggered up to the stage and swiftly got into the same position Cat had been in moments before. Tori eyed him nervously.
"ACTION!" Sikowitz called out and Tori tensed.
"I'm sorry." Beck said, slowly leaning away from Tori.
Tori scoffed. "How many times have I heard that before?" Tori asked, unsure of whether this was real or not.
Beck grabbed her by the shoulders, she stiffened and he released her. "I know I have made mistakes in the past, and I'll no doubt make them in the future. But I just want you to know, whether you believe it or not, I am sorry." Beck explained.
"I don't know what to say." Tori admitted.
Beck placed a finger on her lips. "Don't say anything. Just kiss me." He said as he leaned in for a kiss.
Tori's gaze quickly shifted to Jade who was now in a very defensive stance, ready for war, if need be.
Tori shook her head at Jade. "But Mr Minister, what if the townspeople were to find out?" Tori questioned.
Beck grabbed her chin. "Stop worrying about them! If they want to judge us, let them. I don't care what they think. I'm in love with you and I know you feel the same way towards me." He shouted. "You have to." He whispered quietly afterwards.
Tori pulled her head from his grasp. "I'm sorry Mr Minister, but I don't. Good day to you." She said as she walked off stage and over to her seat next to Jade.
"AND SCENE!" Sikowitz shouted.
Beck grumbled and returned to his seat. Just as he sat down the bell rang, and Tori received a text message.
Can we talk alone during lunch? –Andre
Tori read it and doubled checked with Jade to make sure it was okay. Jade wanted to talk to Cat anyway so it was fine with her.
Yeah, no problem. Meet me at my locker after class. –Tori
Tori and Jade parted ways and they both made their way to their separate classes. Tori's Singing and Song Writing class seemed to fly by. She didn't have anyone she knew personally in that class, but there were a few familiar faces. She quickly packed up her things and hurried to her locker where a very nervous looking André was standing.
"Hey André, ready to go?" Tori asked as she took money out of her bag and returned her bag to her locker, locking it once she was done.
"Yup, let's go." He said as he put his arm around her and they walked out of the building to Tori's car for some privacy.
"So what did you want to talk to me about?" Tori asked as she started up her car and drove out of the parking lot.
"You remember Meredith, right?" André asked, growing more and more uneasy by the second.
"Yeah, why?" Tori asked as she pulled up to a Mc Donald's drive through.
"Well, she was in New York when I was there, so we got to talking about life and such and she invited me to this party." André started to explain, but stopped when he saw that they were coming up to the intercom.
"Welcome to Mc Donald's, how can I help you today?" A woman's distorted voice asked over the speaker.
"Can I have a strawberry milkshake and," Tori paused and looked over at André, "You want anything?" She asked.
"Yeah, I'll have a strawberry shake too." He said, smiling in appreciation.
Tori nodded. "Make that two strawberry milkshakes please." She said politely.
"No problem. Anything else today?" The woman asked.
"Nope, that's it." Tori answered.
"Okay, your total is five dollars and thirty-two cents. First window please." And with that Tori continued up to the first window and paid for both shakes then parked in an empty parking space, turning the car off and giving her best friend her full attention.
"As I was saying, she invited me to this party and we started drinking and everything was chill. The next thing I know we're upstairs, um, doing, well you know." André said, hoping Tori wouldn't make him explain.
"That's great André. So are you two dating now?" Tori asked as she took a really long drink from her milkshake.
"Well, that's the thing. Two weeks ago, she called me and told me that she was pregnant." André said, picking at his fingernails.
Tori almost choked on her milkshake. "What?" Initial shock was her reaction. Then it turned into one of happiness. "Aw André, you're going to be a father!" Tori said as she pulled her best friend into a bear hug.
"You're not mad?" André asked as Tori released him from the death grip.
Tori giggled. "Of course not André. I'm so happy for you and Meredith." Tori said as she gave her best friend a big smile of reassurance.
André smiled back. "Thanks chica. It means a lot. And before you ask, of course I'm going to be there for it. I'm not going to be like my father." André said as he buckled his seat belt.
Tori copied him. "I wasn't going to ask. You're a good man André, and you're going to make a great father." Tori said as she started the car again.
"Thanks for understanding chica." André said as he relaxed into the seat.
"But I want to get to know Meredith better. I'm going to have a little back to school get together at my house tonight. Bring her, and introduce her to the group." Tori said as they arrived back at the school and into the same parking spot she had pulled out of.
"Will do." André agreed as they both got out of the car.
So there's chapter one. I hope that it was okay. I'm kind of in a really depressed mood because Victorious is officially over, so I refuse to watch the last episode. I'll probably end up watching it though because I just love the show so much. Seriously, Saturday night I got drunk and listened to country music. Yeah, I know. I'm pathetic.
I dedicate the song Breathe by Taylor Swift to the end of an amazing show and such a talented cast.
Oh, and the next chapter is going to start with Jade and Cat's talk. If you haven't already noticed, I'm going to try to make the chapters longer.
Also, I'm going to be starting other stories, but I'm going to try to keep this one regularly updated.
Remember to review please! Reviews give me inspiration! :)