Summary: The Rocket Gang through high school, mostly little drabbles. All related, but not in order.
Author's Note: Not in all connected to the One and Only series. Could be updated, or not. I don't really know.
Otto, Twister, Sam, Animal: 16
Reggie, Trish, Sherry, Trent: 17
Lars, Pi, Spudz: 18
Of Tampons and Crushes
(Warning: If you don't wanna read about periods, skip this one. TMI: I just had the period from hell and I feel like it's Rocket girl's turn.)
Oh man, oh man, oh man. Fuck you Mother Nature! Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you. I clutched over in pain. I need a hot water bag, some drugs, and tampons. A lot of tampons. It's the period from hell, I tell you! Fuck fuck fuck. Where's Noelani when I needed her? I can't believe she and Raymundo decided to go on a second honeymoon now. God. I'm stuck in the house alone with the guys, and my cramps are fuckin' killing me. Can this get any worse?
"Reg?" I heard Twister's voice on the other side of my door. I laid on my side on my bed facing away from the door
"Go away!" He opened the door anyways. I had to admit: Twister has grown a lot. Hell, they've all grown. Otto had unhealthy sexual appetite. He lost his virginity at 13, and probably has had sex with almost every girl in OSHS. I heard so many stories from the cheerleaders Sherry and Trish hang out with. It's disgusting. Sam was the only one of us in a steady relationship. He and Sherry were one of those couples. You know the ones that started dating in ninth grade and probably end up married. Then Twist, easily the hottest from the three boys, was still shy around girls. Girls had asked him out instead of the other way around. He didn't accept any dates and the only date he ever been on was Homecoming his freshmen year. He only went because Trish had asked him. Now the tallest from the four of us, he stood at 6'0", still growing. He was lean and muscular. Years of sporting has earned him with washboard abs, defined legs, and toned arms. He was hot. Even I had to admit it.
"You okay Rocket girl?"
"I'm fine Maurice. Let me alone." He still hated that name, but I just didn't want anyone with me.
"No until you feel better." Ugh. His caring is usually sweet, but he needs to get the fuck out.
"Get out Maurice." I felt my bed shift signaling that he was now sitting on it.
"Calling me Maurice isn't gonna make me leave."
"Yes it will! Maurice, Maurice, Maurice!" I heard him sigh and he ran his long nimble fingers in my hair.
"Let me cheer you up." I sat up and faced him.
"You want me to cheer up?"
"Yeah!" He grinned stupidly. I narrowed my eyes. I grabbed the collar of his shirt and pulled him into a kiss… Wait, what the hell? What am I doing? I kissed Twister. No correction, I'm kissing Twister! Fuckin' hormones. I was just about to haul back when he grabbed my shoulders and pulled me closer. I felt his lips on top of mine, his tongue poking in between my lips asking for entrance. I opened my mouth and his tongue clashed against mine. It wasn't like any other kiss I've had before. After a while, he pulled back.
"I'm sorry Twist… I'm just… it's that time…" I mumbled nervously.
"I've always liked you." He blurted out. I gaped at him.
"Ever since you saved my life back six years ago, when Otto and I went surfing in the channel, yeah, I've had a thing for you ever since." His face turned red.
"Really?" He nodded and I laughed.
"It's not funny."
"No… no… I think it's cute." His face shined like a happy little puppy.
"So, you think there's a chance that we could you know, be like Sam and Sherry?"
"Uh… thinking too far ahead there Twist. Let's just take it slow."
"Okay!" He smiled brightly at me and I patted his cheek.
"Now be a good little boy and ran along." He stood up and walked straight to the door. He stopped as he caught the doorknob.
"Is there anything else you want?"
"You wanna make me happy?" He nodded eagerly.
"Yeah, go buy me a box of Tampons."
I Like Your Sister
"Hey Otto?" Twister nudged on his best friend's shoulder. The two of them were outside the Rocket residence, sitting on the half pipe. Otto took a chug of his water and nodded.
"Twist, before you say anything, I have something to tell you."
"Aw really? Let me go first."
"No, mine's important."
"What in the world could be more important than my news?"
"I'm going first."
"No I am!" The two of them got into each other's faces.
"I like Reggie." "I slept with Clio."
"WHAT?" The two of them stared at each other before putting each other in a head lock.
"You like my sister?"
"You slept with my cousin?"
"You fuckin' traitor!"
"Me a traitor? You slept with my cousin you asshole!"
"But you… you… you…"
"What the hell are you guys doing?" The two friends looked up to see their other best guy friend standing before them. His arms crossed, he raised an eyebrow at the boys. The two quickly looked at each other and pushed off one another.
"This guy! He sleeps with everything that moves in a skirt decided to have sex with the one girl that I told him was off limits! He fuckin' slept with Clio"
"This traitor! Likes my Reggie, my sister! You guys promised me that you guys will never fall for Reggie, but this asshole did. What a fuckin' kook."
"I'm a kook?"
"More like a mug!"
"Well you're a shoobie."
"Fuck you bitch."
"Wouldn't dream of it, you probably have five million STDs knowing how much you have sex."
"At least I can get some!"
"I could get some if I wanted to."
"Are you implying you could fuck my sister?" Otto grabbed Twister's collar; Twister did the same.
"SHUT THE FUCK UP!" The boy immediately shut up at the shortest boy.
"Now Twister, explain, slowly, why the hell you're yelling at Otto."
"He slept with Clio."
"You slept with Clio? When?"
"Last time she was here… Hey! Twister likes Reggie!"
"You like Reggie?" Twister looked away blushing.
"Otto, are you just realizing this?"
"What do you mean 'just realizing this'?"
"Well, obviously Twister has had a crush on Reggie since the beginning of time."
"No way squid, I've only been alive for sixteen years." Sam smacked his forehead.
"It's a metaphor Twist."
"What do you mean he's liked her since the beginning of time?"
"Otto, Twist has had a thing for Reggie for years."
"You have! I'm going to whomp you!"
"I should whomp you! You slept with Clio!"
"She's not your sister!"
"She might as well be."
"Shut the fuck up. Both of you." The two friends silenced.
"Otto, do you like Clio?"
"Well… she's pretty, and smart. And she's awesome at sports. Besides Trish and Reggie, she's the only other girl that can keep up with me."
"Yes or no?"
"Yes, I guess. If she would just live here, life would be easier I guess."
"Twister, you like Reggie?"
"Yeah," he said awkwardly.
"Because she's smoking hot, right?"
"Squid!" Otto exclaimed. Sam lifted up a hand to silence the dread boy.
"No! I mean, yeah, she is hot, but she's more than that. She's smart and funny. She can rip hard than any guy. She's creative! She's almost as artistic as me. Plus, she's crazy determined. She can do anything. She's amazing. So amazing."
"So you genuinely like her?"
"You both genuinely like each other's family. Now that you know this, you guys will cease fighting." The two both stared blankly at the blonde. He rolled his eyes.
"Otto, say, 'I'm sorry I slept with Clio.'"
"I'm sorry I slept with Clio." Otto said robotically.
"Now Twist, say, 'I accept your apology, best bro. I am too sorry that I have romantic feelings for your sister.'"
"I accept your apology, best bro. I am too sorry that I have romantic feelings for your sister."
"Otto, accept it."
"I accept it."
"Now slap hands." Their hands clashed.
"Whoogie." Their fingers danced.
"You guys good now?"
"Yeah, we cool."
"Good. I'm gonna go help Reg with the Zine. You guys have fun." Sam waved the boys off as he walked into the house.
"What just happened?"
"I have no idea." They stared blankly at each other, shrugged, and resumed ripping up the half-pipe.
"I passed! I passed! I passed!" Twister chanted as he showed the Rocket siblings his test. Otto was behind the counter frying some patties while Reggie sat on the counter. It was her day off and Otto was paying off his newest surfboard. Today was the day of Twister's driving test. He and Otto took their permit test together several months before. Although, it took Twister more than three times to pass the written, Otto still hadn't pass the behind-the-wheel test. Luckily, Reggie has had her license for almost a year already. Sam reluctantly got his the week before.
"I passed!" Twister jumped up in down. Reggie shot Otto an amused look as he rolled his eyes.
"Congrats Twister!" Reggie went up to hug him. The tall Latino boy blushed and patted her back awkwardly.
"Yeah good job Maurice." Otto mocked. Twister frowned.
"Hey man, aren't you happy for me?" Otto focused on the frying meat.
"Yeah, whatever." Twist slumped down on the stool bummed. Reggie patted his knee and left her hand there. Twister felt his ears turning red again.
"Otto, be nice."
"No man, I'm happy for you." He lied. He slammed the spatula onto the patty causing the juices to ooze out and shimmer on the hot stove top. The noise of the steaming patties burnt the Latino boy's ears.
"Ottoman, if you're not happy, you can just say it!"
"Shut up Twist."
"No! I'm tired of you always bitching at me."
"Twister, just leave him alone." Reggie pleaded squeezing lightly on his upper leg.
"No Reg, I'm sick and tired of his constantly looking down on me. For your information Oswald, there are things I'm actually good at! Better than you!"
"Fuck you." Otto spat.
"Wouldn't dream of it." Twister said getting up from his stool. Reggie tugged on his shirt to pull him down, but he just pulled his arm away.
"Later… much." Otto flipped him off.
"Harsh much bro?" Reggie sighed.
"Stupid mug." Otto complained as he fried more burgers.
"Seriously bro, what's your beef?"
"Nothing, Regina. Your boyfriend just gets on my nerves." Reggie scoffed.
"Are you jealous?"
"No." He dismissed her quickly.
"Sure Rocket boy." She sipped the last of her milkshake before taking off and finding Twister. Otto threw the spatula down onto the stove, rebounding off onto the floor. At that moment, Noelani walked in. She looked at Otto with concern. She picked up the fallen utensil.
"Something wrong Rocket boy?" Otto turned around, his face softened at the sight of his stepmom.
"Nothing." He muttered. She gave him a look forcing him to talk.
"Twister got his license."
"Oh good for him, did you congratulate him?" Otto remained silent.
"You didn't, and why not?"
"Why should I?"
"He's your best friend."
"Some best friend." Otto grumbled. Noelani walked up to him and placed her hand on his shoulder.
"Would you like to talk about it?"
"Twister is dating Reggie." She was shocked, but remain stoic-faced.
"Really? Is that a bad thing?"
"Uh duh!" He said as-matter-as-fact. She raised an eyebrow.
"Why?" Otto opened his mouth and then shut it. He thought about it. Of course, it was bad, his best bro was kissing his sister. That was the ultimate betrayal. But what else?
"I don't really know." Noelani pulled Otto into a hug. They were now almost the same height, but now he towered over her by an inch or two.
"I'm jealous. Real jealous. Everyone loves him. Even Sam likes him more. He used to be Twister, Otto's best friend. Now I'm Otto, Twister's best friend. He more artistic than me, it doesn't even matter now that I'm better at sports. He gets better grades and hotter girls. There were only two girls I really liked: Trish and Clio. But he dated Trish first and she's been all over him since. Then Clio won't date me because Twister doesn't want us to. Then Reg, who's suppose to be my number girl, my sister, now is under his clutches. I hate it." Noelani rubbed his back as he ranted. She pulled back and let go.
"I understand. Back when your mom and I were best friends, I felt the same way."
"Really?" she nodded and continued her story.
"We were equal, but I was the better surfer. It was always a known fact. We were best friends, but your mom was always the prettier one, the funnier one, the one everyone liked. At the time, we both had a thing for your father, but he picked Dani. I was so furious, after their wedding I stopped speaking to your mother. Raymundo and Tito would try to patch things up, but I refused. In the end, I didn't even get to say goodbye." Her face darkened. Otto took a sharp breath processing his thoughts.
"Otto, jealousy is a common emotion, but you shouldn't let it dictate your life. I learn that the hard way. Twister didn't mean to take away your sister, like Dani didn't mean to take away Ray. Go talk to him, it'll do you both some good. Go on now, I'll look after the shack." Otto nodded and undid his apron. He handed it to Noelani. He walked out through the back. Noelani sighed and put on the apron. Otto walked back into the room.
"Thanks mom." He smiled, nodded and left for real. Noelani blushed and smiled. Raymundo, who was hiding in the stairs the whole time, grinned.
'That's my boy.'
The Trent Factor
It wasn't that Trent wasn't a nice guy because he was. It wasn't that he was a jerk because he wasn't. But for some reason, Otto, Twister, and Sam hated his guts.
Otto hated him because of his hotness factor. Girls loved him. Sure, Otto had slept with the most girls at OSHS and most of them found him attractive. Yet girls fawned over Trent like he was the bee's knees. There were two girls in particular that Otto liked: Trish Tagle and Clio Rodriguez. Trish was his long time surfing buddy. They joined tandem surfing contests together. She was the only girl that Otto hasn't slept with because he wanted to have an actually relationship with her. Otto truly liked her. Yet she was completely gaga over the New Zealander and never gave Otto a chance. Then there was Clio, Otto liked her too. They slept together, but in the end she chose not to be with him. She told Otto it was because of Maurice, but the next time he saw her, she was on a date with Trent. From that day on, he officially hated the boy.
Twister hated him for the very same reason. The two most important girls in his life groveled over him like crazy. His cousin Clio was absolutely obsessed with him, driving him up the walls whenever she visited. Plus, it bummed his best bro out. He knew of the crush he had on Clio. Trent took her away from him. But Twister had his own girl problems. His new girlfriend, Reggie Rocket, the girl of his dreams, the most sought out girl at OSHS, used to have the biggest crush on Trent. Not only that, they were always nominated Homecoming/Winterformal royalty. Now as Reggie enters her junior year, he knows that they'll be nominated for Prom court. Twister hated the fact she would be paired up with him again. Everyone wanted them to be together. Everytime he hears, 'Oh my gosh, Trent and Reggie are the cutest couple ever.' He hates Trent even more than he does already.
Now Sam hated him for a different reason. He didn't have to worry about Sherry straying. She loved him way too much. No, he hated Trent because of scholastic reasons. Trent was his number one threat of being number one in the class. Trent was smart. A lot smarter than Sam, he took more AP's and honors and excelled. He also was way better at sports too. He was just too perfect. It ticked Sam off. Sam would study his ass off for every exam, but Trent would easy get the highest grade. Every 'A' he earns, Sam hates him a little more.
Now don't get the wrong idea, Trent was a good guy, the three boys just hated him. But if they were like Sherry, Trent's best friend, they would like him better. What Sam didn't know, Trent actually studied just as hard as Sam. He was under huge pressure by his family to succeed. For what Otto and Twister didn't know that Trent rolled with the other team. In fact, they knew Trent's longtime boyfriend from New Zealand.
His name? Theodore McGil.
Author's Note: Hiii guys. I don't know if I'll continue this or not. If you like it let me know. Also, I'm working on my Reggie one-shot and it's already 9000+ words. Should I break it up?
My feelings on each drabble:
Of Crushes and Tampons: LOVE.
I like your Sister: Eh...
Lincensed: Cute Mother-son moment 3
The Trent Factor: OKAY, HE HAS TO BE GAY. SORRY, I LOVE HIM IN ALL, BUT HE'S GAY.