AU story. Takes place before 'Stuck In An RV/Survival Of The Hottest', whichever name you prefer to call that episode.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything you'll see in this story, minus the plot, which I based off of the episode 'A Witch's Tail' of Charmed.
"Jadey, I'm hot." Cat whines from beside me at our table at the Asphalt Cafe during lunch.
"Yeah, you are." Rex says, bouncing on Robbie's lap from across from Cat, André beside him, across from me.
"Rex!" Robbie criticizes, putting his hand over Rex's mouth.
"We're all hot." I say, ignoring Robbie and Rex as Beck sits on my other side. "Except for Robbie and Rex. No one thinks they're hot."
"Hey!" Robbie and Rex say at the same time. How Robbie pulled off doing his voice and the puppet's at the same time, I'll never know. Mainly because I don't care enough to find out.
"How hot is it today? It was only supposed to be up to 85, but this is way hotter than 85." My boyfriend Beck says, downing half a bottle of water in one go.
"Well, let me check." Robbie says, pulling out a bottle of water and his enormous PearPad from his bag, earning groans from everyone.
"Why don't you get a normal PearPad, like everyone else?" André asks, getting up from the table. "I'll be back. I need more water." He tells the rest of us.
"Grab me one." I demand as he walks away.
"Got it." He answers, knowing not to question me.
"Holy crap. It's almost 105 right now." Robbie says, setting his PearPad down on the table.
"Robbie, you done with that water?" I ask, indicating his un-opened water after I finish mine.
"No, I haven't even opened it yet."
"Give it to me." I demand, my hand out. I smirk when he hands it over, avoiding my eyes.
"What's it like elsewhere?" Beck asks, getting Robbie's attention away from me.
"Uh, let me check." Robbie says, picking up his PearPad and holding it so it's blocking his face from my view. "Everywhere else is close to here." He says after looking though for a few moments. As he continues looking, André sits down, handing each of us a bottle of water. "Hey, it's only 90 by Venice Beach." Robbie says, looking up.
"Want to go to the beach?" Beck asks, downing the rest of his first bottle and opening the second.
"And skip school?" I ask, surprised at his suggestion. "Sure." I say, shrugging my shoulders.
"No, this weekend." Beck clarifies. "We can take my RV and all go this Saturday."
"But that's three days away." Cat whines, giving Beck a begging look.
"Cat?" I ask, getting her attention. "That's tomorrow." I say when she finally looks at me.
"Oh. KK!" She says, smiling happily.
"Meet at my place by 9 tomorrow morning, and we'll go from there. Robbie, can you keep tabs on the weather for us?" He asks the awkward teen giving Cat a hopeful look.
"Oh, uh. Sure. I'll text you if the weather changes by then." Robbie says, pulling his attention away from the young redhead not looking anywhere near him.
The rest of the day is filled the way it usually is. I go to classes, ignore the idiot students, and threaten Trina Vega, a girl who got in for her dancing at the beginning of the year. After school, Beck gives me a ride home, giving me a peck on the cheek before I step out of his truck.
"Want me to pick you up tomorrow?" He asks before I close the door.
"Yeah. Pick me up by 8:30. Tell the others to be there after 9." I say, walking towards the door to my house. "Anyone home?" I say to the always empty house. Not hearing a response, I make my way to my basement bedroom, dropping my Gears of War bag on my bed as I head to my dresser, looking for a bikini to wear tomorrow. Finding a black one I haven't worn in a while, I grab it and set it by my bag, going into my bathroom and grabbing a dark purple beach towel and throwing it on top of the bikini.
I open my bag and pull out my books and set them on my desk. Surprisingly, none of my teachers gave me homework, something that hasn't happened in a while. They always used to give us stuff to do, but not this time.
A few hours later, my father comes home, poking his head in my door. "What are your plans for the weekend?" He asks in a monotone voice.
"Going to the beach with the gang tomorrow. Don't know about afterwards." I say, just as monotone, while watching 'The Scissoring'.
"Anything in your day I need to know about happen?" He asks, voice never changing.
"Good. See you tomorrow." He says, closing the door.
That's how every conversation with my dad goes. Short, and to the point. By 9:30, I'm bored so I turn my tv off and go to bed, working on the script for a play I'm writing called 'Well Wishes'.
At 7:30 the next morning, my alarm wakes me up. I roll out of bed and grab my bag, which now has a towel and my laptop in it. I head into my bathroom to shower and put my bikini on. After tossing my sleep clothes in my hamper, I throw a pair of shorts and a flannel button shirt on, leaving some of the buttons open, showing my stomach.
-Hey, I'm on my way. I'll be there in 10.- Beck O.
My phone says when I step back into my room.
-Whatever. Honk when you're here.- Jade W.
-I know what to do.- Beck O.
I don't have to wait long for him. A few minutes later, I hear his horn and I head up, locking my door behind me. Just because no one's ever home, doesn't mean I'll let my stuff be accessed to easily. I chose the basement because there are no windows, and only one door, which I bought a lock for the day I moved in. I lock the front door behind me, and step into Beck's truck.
"Morning." He says with a smile, giving me a peck on the cheek.
"Don't care." I say, putting my seatbelt on.
"You okay? You seem angrier than usual." He asks, worried.
"Just a little tired." I say, leaning back into the seat. "Wake me up when the others get the your RV." I say, closing my eyes.
"Okay?" He says, not pressing the issue.
I'm jarred awake by the sounds of arguing. I look over and see Robbie and Rex arguing with each other. Is fighting with yourself a sign of insanity?
"No, I did not ignore that NorthRidge girl earlier. We were in a hurry. You know that." Robbie says to Rex from the side of Beck's RV.
"Who cares." I say, opening the passenger door. "When are we leaving for the beach?"
"Soon. We're just waiting for André." Beck says, walking over and kissing me. "Feeling better?"
"Define better. Why's André late this time?" I ask, getting crushed in a hug from Cat.
"Yay! You're awake. I was worried. I thought you were dead. One time, my brother fell asleep and thought he was dead." She says, talking as if it's nothing new, which knowing her psycho of a brother, it might be.
"I don't care about your brother, and I wasn't dead. Just tired." I say when she finally releases the hug.
"KK! Hey André!" She yells right in my ear, running to the final member of our group.
"Thanks for making me deaf in my left ear, Cat!" I yell at her as she hugs André.
"Welcome!" She yells in Andre's ear. "Can we go now? It's hot."
"Let's go." Beck says, opening the door to the RV. "Jade and I will sit up front, you guys will be back here."
"Can't we fit in the truck with you?" Robbie asks, confused.
"My dad took the back seat out, sorry. Besides, I got a mini fridge in the RV filled with water." Beck answers as we walk towards the truck.
"Hey look, it's Trina. Hi Trina!" Cat yells, rushing off again. "Want to go to the beach with us?" She asks, crushing Trina in a hug.
"NO!" I yell. I don't know how to explain it, but Trina Vega annoys the crap out of me. I find it suspicious that she talks about a little sister that no one has met, and never lets anyone meet her at her house. No one even knows where she lives.
"Oh, come on. Jade, it won't hurt to have one extra person." Beck says, rubbing my back soothingly.
"No, it's okay. I need to meet my sister somewhere. I'll see you guys in school on monday." Trina says, avoiding my gaze.
"Where at? We'll give you a lift." Beck says, calm.
"It's okay. It's not a far walk." She says, walking past us with a wave.
"There's something weird about that woman." I say, watching as she walks away.
"It's getting hot. Can we go please?" André asks, drinking from a bottle of water.
"Sure." Beck says, watching the direction Trina just went curiously. "I'll turn the A/C on when we get going." He says, shaking his head and heading towards the driver's side of the truck.
"You okay?" I ask him, quoting his words from earlier.
"Is it me, or was it odd that Trina went in the same direction we'll be heading for the beach, but refused a ride? It's a half hour drive to the beach, at least."
"Who cares? Why do you care so much about what path she takes to her destination and the reasoning for it?"
"She's been on edge over the last few weeks." Beck says, starting the truck and turning on the A/C.
"Yay! Air!" We hear Cat yell faintly from the RV.
"Whatever. Let's just go."
THe drive takes over 45 minutes. Apparently, Rex dared Cat to drink some of Beck's dirty fish water, and Cat stupidly accepted. We had to stop because she had to puke and rinse out her mouth. Rex now sits in the back seat of the truck, tied down.
"We're here." Beck says, opening the door to the RV and taking a step in.
"Gotta pee gotta pee gotta pee gotta pee!" Cat yells, non stop, passed us as she runs.
"She has the bladder of a squirrel." I say, watching her disappear around a corner.
"Ready to go guys?" Beck asks the Robbie and André.
"Let's go." André says, gently pulling Robbie with him. "Don't worry about Rex."
"Where is he?" Robbie asks me, a worried look on his face.
"With a NorthRidge girl." I answer, knowing Rex's obsession, I mean fascination, with them. "He'll meet you at Beck's place later."
"Let's go swim." Beck says with a smile.
"I'll go get Cat." I say, walking away. "We'll find you."
I ignore the protests from Beck and head in the same direction that Cat ran. I find her as she gets out of the bathroom and starts talking to a group of guys.
"I can't. I have to get to my friends." Cat tells one of the guys sadly.
"Oh, come on. Just one little crush ice." They guy says, talking to her like she's a child.
"KK!" Cat says, accepting the crush ice from the guy.
"There. She got the crush ice. Let's go Cat." I say, hooking my arm with her free arm and start to drag her away.
"Jadey! This is Mark. He bought me a crush ice. Isn't he sweet?" Cat says, licking the icee.
"No." I say, glaring at the guy before he can protest. "You go on ahead. I need to talk to these guys."
"KK." She says, walking away like the four guys weren't there.
"What was that for? We just wanted to talk to her." The guy, Mark, says.
"Really? Then how come your friend over there looked at her like she would have sex with him?" I ask, indicating a wannabe extra from the Jersey Shore.
"What? She was hot." Jersey boy says, shrugging his shoulders.
"Dude. She's not like the girls you know from home. I doubt she would have sex with you the day you met." Mark says, sending his friend a look. "Sorry about him. He's from Jersey and the majority of the girls he hangs out with are easy." Knew it.
"She wouldn't have sex with you the first lifetime you met. Just keep your distance. She's an innocent little girl. If anything happens to here while we're here today, I'm hurting Jersey boy." I say, glaring at Jersey boy as I say this.
"Don't worry. We're going to the other side of the beach to grill. They don't allow it on this part of the beach." Mark says, assuring me.
"Good." I say simply, turning around and heading in the direction the others went.
"Hey, wait." A voice says from behind me. I turn around and see Jersey boy. "Want to hang with us today?" He asks, trying to sound cool.
"No." I tell him before turning around and walking away. "Speak to me again, and I use your body as chum for the sharks." I say, knowing he was about to speak.
"I don't think she's joking." A new voice says. I don't turn around, I just keep walking.
I find the gang a few yards away from the beach. Cat and André must be in the water, because they're not there. Robbie and Beck are talking, and don't notice my arrival.
"Did Rex really meet up with a NortRidge girl?" Robbie asks, pouting at a clearly bored Beck.
"Yes. Now go play with Cat and André." I say, sitting on my towel that I'm guessing Beck laid down for me.
"Okay." Robbie says, head down.
"What took so long?" Beck asks, curiously.
"Some guy was giving Cat a look like he expected her to bend over for him, and I threatened him. His friend was decent enough. I heard him arguing with his Jersey boy friend as I was walking away." I say, leaning against his shoulder.
"Did anything happen to her?" Beck asks, looking up to where Cat and the others are.
"No. The one guy, Mark, was the one she was talking to. He didn't do anything. Jersey boy, on the other hand, was not happy I made her leave. I'm watching for him."
We sit in silence. Beck wanted to go in the water, but knowing I don't go into the ocean, he stayed with me. I tried to make him go, but he never did. He finally did though when Cat came over and laid down, tired.
"I don't want you to be alone." He says when Cat was on her way over, letting me know why he didn't go in earlier.
"Hey, isn't that Trina?" Cat asks, looking in the distance. I look over to where she's looking, and see someone who matches Trina walking to a deserted part of the beach.
"Go play with Beck and the others. Tell them I'm walking around." I tell her, and she agrees and happily skips towards the others.
I get up and follow Trina, being careful not to make a sound. I follow her for close to 10 minutes before she stops at the edge of the beach, sitting in the sand. I hide behind a tree, watching her.
"Took you long enough." A young female voice says. I look up and see a tan skinned brunette in the water, talking to Trina.
"Sorry. Some kids from the school I go to stopped me and I got lost. How are you? I feel like we haven't talked in ages." Trina says, starting to strip off her clothes.
"That's because it has been. We last talked a week after you started that human school. I missed you." The brunette says with a pout.
"I'm sorry, Victoria. I couldn't get away. I still think you should accept the deal she gave me." Trina says, now completely nude before diving into the water. "You'd have so much fun." She says as her head pops out of the water.
"I don't know. What's the time limit for the deal though? You never told me." The brunette, Victoria asks, bobbing in the water.
"One year." Trina says, looking away.
"A year? Katrina, you've been on land for over six months. Have you found someone yet?" Victoria asks, worried.
"No. There is one guy, but he has a girlfriend who loves him, that he loves too. I won't get in the way. It's not like anything bad'll happen. I just won't be allowed on land again." Trina says, shrugging her shoulders.
"If you can't find someone, how can I? You're beautiful and talented. I wouldn't stand a chance." Victoria says, eyes brimming with tears.
"Don't say that. You're gorgeous and you have an incredible voice." Trina says, soothing her friend. "Find Phoebe, and accept the deal. It won't hurt, and it's amazing on land."
"I don't know." Victoria says. "Will I see you again soon?"
"Yeah. I'll be back in a week." Trina says, giving her a hug. "I'm gonna go. See you later baby sister."
"See ya sis." So she's Trina's sister? Everything is so confusing. "Why do you wear clothes?" Victoria asks as Trina steps out of the water and starts to change back into her clothes.
"It's against the human's laws to walk around in the nude. I have to."
"K. I'll meet you here, same time next week?"
"Of course. Tell her yes." Trina says as she puts on her shirt. "Platans leto, Victoria."
"Platans leto, Katrina."
I hide in the trees, watching as Trina walks back in the direction she came from. I take a quick glance back towards where Victoria was and see no sign of her, so I follow Trina back to the crowded part of the beach.
"Where'd you walk to?" Beck asks as I get back to them.
"Just around. Where is everyone?"
"André went to the shop over there to get some ice and soda. Cat and Robbie took the stuff to the RV. I decided to wait for them and you."
"Let's go then. Is André meeting us at the RV?"
We walk to the RV, seeing André setting a bag in the bed of the truck with the rest of our stuff. I see the door open and Cat walking out, looking like she's ready to pass out.
"Can I go to sleep on your bed, Beck?" She asks, yawning.
"Yeah. André, Robbie, try to be quiet. Cat wants to sleep on my bed while we drive to my place." Beck says to the guys.
"Got it." André says as Robbie nods from the door of the RV. "Mind if we crash on your couches?"
"Go for it."
"Thanks Beck." Robbie says, holding the door open for André and Cat.
"Why are they so tired?" I ask, stepping into the passenger seat.
"They wouldn't stop playing games." Beck asks, starting the car and turning on the A/C. "You up for a barbecue at my place, or do you want me to drop you off at home?"
"What do you think?" I ask, rolling my eyes.
"I'll start some coffee when we get there."
"Good." I say, leaning back into the seat, stretching.
The drive is filled with silence. Beck looks focused on driving, and I can't get the conversation Trina had with her little sister earlier, and why Victoria never came out of the water. They're hiding something, and I want to find out what. And Jade West always gets what she wants.
And here is chapter 1. Chapter 2 be in Victoria's POV, showing her thoughts while she was talking to Trina.
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