This is another story involving my OC, Julianna Stoker. Julianna married Johnny Gage in my Something Special series. This is another story involving them. What if Julianna and Johnny shared a past and were reunited? How will Johnny react to person from his past?
~Remember this is entirely different than the Something Special series. Don't be alarmed if this story has things happening that didn't happen in that series. (Example: Julianna's parents are still alive, but have moved to another state leaving Mike in charge of their house.) Hope you like this new take on my favorite couple, Johnny and Julianna.
DISCLAIMER: I own nothing but Julianna's character. All others belong to Mark VII and NBC Universal.
Julianna Stoker flung herself down on her bed. She'd arrived back in LA to finish her residency and moved into a house with her brother. Mike had insisted that his sister live with him because he'd missed having her around while she was in medical school and residency. She had been excited about staying with her brother and starting her new job. What she hadn't counted on was running into Johnny. Julianna had a tense and loud conversation with Johnny, freaked out during the ride along and then fled the station at the end of her 12 hours on duty.
Julianna and Johnny had gone to high school together. They had actually dated for nearly a full school year in high school, but they'd broken up after some stupid misunderstanding. Julianna still remembered the first day she'd met Johnny in high school.
Julianna was trying to get used to her brother being gone from the house. He was five years older and had moved out when he got his first assignment when he finished the fire academy. She was very proud of her brother. Their father was Battalion Chief in Pasadena. Julianna knew Mike would follow in their father's footsteps and she always considered her older brother her hero. Their mom worked as a nurse and Julianna had been around the medical field for her most of her life. That was probably why she had decided to go to medical school.
The boundary lines had changed and forced Julianna to attend a different high school for her senior year. It hadn't bothered her that much. She was actually kind of glad to get out of her brother's shadow. He'd been a stellar athlete and excellent student. Julianna was an excellent student and would probably graduate as Valedictorian which would make college easier for her. She had been a cheerleader at her old school and she had tried out at her new one, just to see if she could do it. She'd made the team, but was quick to realize she didn't quite measure up to the girls on the team, but she was good at what she did, so she hadn't worried too much about it.
Julianna's first day at school had her a bundle of nerves. Mike had stopped by to wish his sister luck on her first day and headed off to his shift as a fireman. Her father was working a 48-hour shift, but her mom had been there when she had headed off for the walk to the high school.
She entered the school and picked up her schedule and locker assignment. She was a member of the class of 1967 and ready to start her path to medical school.
She arrived at her locker and silently cursed. Julianna, who was very accepting of her height, but couldn't get over the fact that schools had installed half lockers instead of full-sized ones. She stared at the hook a mere inch out of her reach.
"Wanna trade," she heard from the other side of the locker door.
She looked behind the door and found a tall, thin guy with dark hair and eyes standing there. He flashed a bright smile and pointed to the locker below her.
"They gave me this one. I can trade with you. Or I can help you every morning," he said, a crooked grin flashing across his face.
Julianna smiled. "Do you mind trading," she asked.
"Nope. Wouldn't have offered if I did. I'd hate to have you drop your books on my head because you couldn't hang up your coat or something," he said, teasing in his voice.
"Ha ha," she said, smiling.
"Here," he said, handing her the combination to the locker below hers. She handed him the combination to the upper locker.
"By the way, I'm Johnny Gage," he said.
"Juli Stoker," she said.
"Well, Juli, where is your first class," he asked.
"Government," she said.
"Me, too. Can I walk you to class," he asked.
"I'd like that," she said.
They headed off to class and found they had a lot of classes together. They even met for lunch and Johnny introduced Julianna to his friends. She had explained she had to transfer to this school because the boundary changes. They met at their lockers again, not having their last class together.
"So, Juli, are you heading home," Johnny asked, taking his books out of his locker.
"Cheerleading practice. Guess I'll see you tomorrow," she said.
"Tomorrow. See you," Johnny said. He watched Julianna head toward the gym and smiled as he headed out the door. He'd only known Juli for a day, but he felt they could become great friends.