I only own Sarah. :3
"Yeee!" The scream was belted out and only increased in volume as a dark haired young girl came running into the living room, surprising the occupants. Sarah jumped on to the couch right between the married couple and their daughter. "Ye! Ye! YE!" She shrieked as she hopped in a circle on the cushions and then jumped on the floor and lay spread-eagle. All was quiet at the moment as the TV was muted and every Shortman stared at the Bennette. In response to their waiting, she shoved a white paper she had crumpled into her hand across the carpet (barely) and Phil picked it up suspiciously, like it was a bomb.
"What is this?" Mistrust was evident in his tone as he un-crumpled it and read the page.
"Since the elementary school doesn't have enough people participating, we're combining with the high school to put on a play."
"Romeo and Juliet." Phil looked up at her in shock. "This is great! I could direct it!"
"And I can be in it!" She sat up excitedly and leaned in closer to her boyfriend.
"Um, Sarah." Zach butted in almost regretfully. "If he directs it, you wouldn't wanna be in it."
A charcoal brow was raised as she looked from blonde to beau, who was ignoring her and reading over the paper. "I don't even wanna know why. And Mr. Senior would kill you if you even try messing with it, so don't try."
A pouty look was sent up at the girl and her proud and confident stature deteriorated and she slumped. Behind her hair, she added, "But you should try out for Romeo. I'm going for Juliet."
A sharp bark of laughter jerked her head back up to his level. "Please. I'd never. Why waste my talents on something that revolves around the thing I detest most?" Phil rolled his eyes at her and managed to miss the hurt expression on his girlfriend's face, before she turned away again.
"Whatever." Her eyes searched the ground before an idea overtook her, fast as lightning, and before she could stop herself, she said, "HAM!"
The startled boy snapped his eyes wide as he looked at the Bennette in panic. "What?" Came his swift reply.
"Be my Romeo!" Everyone's eye brows flew sky high. Had Sarah really just said what they thought she just said? "No, really! You're a freshman; you can be in the play. See?" She snatched the paper out of her shocked lover's hands and thrust it into the jock's.
He scanned the paper and then chuckled. His eyes relaxed back into their normal tired expression as he dismissed her. "Oh, c'mon! You can do this. Trust me!"
"Oh, I probably could." Ham shrugged and looked back at her. "But why should I?"
"Because…." Sarah paused for a moment and was about to reply, when Amanda interrupted.
"It's good for college! It'll put you ahead of the other nerd jocks, by being a DRAMA nerd jock!" The little seven year old bobbed her head in excitement. She could already picture the play across her vision; and she'd be darned if she couldn't be apart of it.
All the while, Phil was watching the events unfolding with a masked face. His expression displayed none of the terror or sudden jealousy he felt. When Ham got the part, and he knew he will, then he'd have to kiss Sarah. Multiple times. And he'd have to be in love with his Sarah. No. Just; no. Since Phil knew no one could say no to Sarah for long (why would they want to?) he wasn't surprised when his brother crumpled under the pressure.
"Are you sure?"
Sarah beamed at her elder by three years and hugged him. "Oh, positive! I mean, you already have a great memory, and you retain stuff real easy. Just thinking of it as studying for a test."
Thoughtfulness overtook the lemon headed boy as he actually pondered the possibility. "A test, eh?" He glanced slyly at the girl, who nodded vigorously. "Well… then sure."
That made Phil's blood boil. No matter how much Phillip had known Ham was going to say yes, it was still a shock and betrayal to actually hear him say it. You can never trust anyone now a day.
But that doesn't mean he was giving up. No, quite the opposite in fact. He was going to try his damndest just to make sure Sarah stayed his.
A/N: So, yeah. I suck at naming things. AND THIS IS ONLY PART ONE! PARTE UNO! (I doubt that's how you say it xD)
So in English class, we're doing Romeo and Juliet. Reading/watching, all that jazz. I have quite a bit of ideas for that, so maybe-just maybe- will I do 5 parts to this, like how the play has 5 acts. At the very least, two. Most likely three. But, hey **shrugs** You never know.
So, this arc is dedicated to William Shakespeare, and to Panfla, for reasons she, I, soon to be Supr and next chapter you, to understand. :3
I have one more request. I am going to be doing a little... cartoon series of the Shortman gang, so I was wondering... do you have any names for a series title? That would be great if you could send it IN WITH YOUR REVIEW! :D