Hey guys. It's me again. I just love the idea for this, it's really fun to write and it's different from other fan fics about this ship. If you like it please tell me so I know I'm doing a good job, or a bad job.
Disclaimer: I don't own House of Anubis or its characters. They are property of Nickelodeon.
"Poppy Clarke here reporting from my brother's room in Anubis House, Gerbil and the other residents are out right now. I found my brother's diary. I didn't even know my brother kept a diary; it was in his nightstand, beneath a letter from dad. Gerbil keeps the key to his nightstand under his mattress. Not a very good hiding place if you ask me," I say into the recorder.
I put the recorder down on the bed and turn up the volume so that it can still pick up my voice as I read. I glance down the hallway to make sure no one is coming, and then I shut the door. I snuggle into my brother's bed.
Jerome's Diary dated Last Week
"Dear Diary, I know I shouldn't keep one because it's not manly, however, I really need to confide in someone—something. I can't talk to my parents, because my mother doesn't care that I'm alive, and dad is God knows where, and my little sister isn't old enough to understand. I guess I could talk to Alfie, but he's busy trying to win over Amber. Anyways, here goes my first entry. It's about a girl. Not just any girl, the girl. She's beautiful, she's intellectual, and she's wonderfully geeky. She's Mara Jaffrey. Last week, was the first week back, Mara straightened her hair. It looked good wavy, but looks hot, straight. I complimented her, naturally. Her meathead boyfriend didn't notice her hair changed at all. What does she see in him?"
I pause the recorder momentarily. Gerbil wanted to talk to me about Mara? He thinks I don't understand. What is that about? I'm offended. That's a boring entry. Sadly, that's all there is for now. I'll check back next week to see if my brother has anymore entries about Mara. Now, I'm going to sneak into Mara's room to see if she keeps a diary.
"Hi, it's me again, Alfie Lewis," I say, happily, into the microphone of my recorder. Jerome is leaning against his open locker staring off into space wearing a dopey smile. Not one of his usual smiles, something must be up. Maybe it concerns Mara.
I hide the recorder in my pocket and saunter over to Jerome. He sighs and swings his lanky arm around my shoulders and gives me a light squeeze.
"You're uncharacteristically chipper today, what's gotten into you?" I ask. To be honest, I'm a little creeped out. I've seen every side there is to Jerome, except this one.
"Mick might be moving to Australia," Jerome says, smirking from ear to ear.
"Why does that make you so happy?" I ask trying to probe a bit.
"I won't have to fight for food anymore is all, more food for me," Jerome says.
Jerome removes his arm. He slams his locker door shut. He leans against it again staring in the direction of Mara, who is donning a rather geeky look. I look at Jerome's face. His eyes say everything his mouth doesn't.
"Earth to Jerome! Yo," I say, waving my hand in front of his face. He seems to have purchased a vacation home in We-Love-Mara Land.
"Hello, it's Amber Millington. Poppy is sick with the measles, so she asked me if I would fill in for her, though I'm not sure what it is she does exactly. She told me to follow Mara around and comment on her life. That sounds easy."
Mara is in the living room doing homework with Joy. Her wardrobe is atrocious. I can't believe she has on an orange striped top with pink shoes. I should write her up for crimes against fashion.
"Subject 2 is wearing a horrible ensemble and has flat hair. If she would go back to her wavy hair from last term she might be more appealing. She seems to be studying. Boring. That's typical Mara."
The Anubis House resident pranksters have arrived eating fruit and laughing about something. Alfie isn't so bad when he's not with Jerome, but together they're annoying. I haven't spent any time alone with Jerome, but I bet he's just as big a slime ball as he is normally.
Oh right, right, back to Mara. I'm going to sit on the couch and brush my hair while I observe and listen. Maybe she'll say something interesting, though I doubt it because she never does.
"So Mick wants to stay," Joy says.
"Yeah, he seems to like this geeky side of me. I thought it'd repel him for sure. I shouldn't have listened to Patricia's advice."
"Always come to me for advice about love not Patricia, Mara. So what are you doing to do? Break up with him?" Joy asks.
"I am not sure. I wanted him to break up with me, but that isn't going to happen," Mara says.
I notice Jerome is listening in on their conversation, but what I wonder is why? What does Mara's love life have to do with Jerome? He probably has a bet with someone on who'll end the relationship Mick or Mara. He's so slimy.
"I think you should talk to Mick," I interject after my 98th brush stroke.
"I tried, he keeps changing the subject," Mara says.
I keep quiet. This is so boring. Why does Poppy follow Mara around? She should follow me and observe my life. I could teach her loads about fashion and beauty. This has been a complete waste of time.
"Hey, it's Alfie again. Poppy has been sick. Jerome had to go to her boarding house to take care of her a couple of times this week. He's such a caring big brother, though he'll never admit it."
I heard she asked Amber to fill in for her. I can't wait to hear that recording. Jerome is in the bathroom right now. I'm waiting for him to come out. He said something funny before he went in and I'm dying to know if he's serious. Oh here he comes. Sorry voice recorder, back in the pocket you go.
"What were you saying?" I ask. We walk side by side down the hall. Our strides are the same even though his legs are much longer than mine.
"I'm going to offer Mick advice about moving to Australia," Jerome says.
"I only want to help a friend in need," Jerome says slyly. I wonder if it hurt to call Mick his friend. He grimaced after he said it, so I'm assuming so. What is he up to? I know it has something to do with eliminating a rival from the picture, but I'm still curious.
Ooh shoot, my batteries dying, I'll let you know how the advice turns out when I replace them.
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