It was a few weeks later and Kara was surprisingly having a great time staying in Rosewood. She had been worried she would be picked on for being the new girl, but luckily being friends with Alison meant that didn't happen. She had steadily started to become good friends with the other girls and could see why Alison had picked them as friends. However she really didn't like how Alison treated them sometimes. She had also become friends with Mona and Lucas, even though she knew Alison still didn't approve. The most surprising thing was she had become friends with Alison's brother Jason. She could tell from the start that just like a lot of boys she knew, Jason was obviously hurting and was trying to find some comfort in alcohol, but it obviously wasn't working.
"Hey, I thought you had gone out with Alison tonight?" Jason asked, bringing her out of her thoughts.
"Nope, she was going out with some of her older friends and pretty obviously I'm not going to pass for 18" Kara stated.
"Hm, I think you could pass for 17 though" Jason told her.
"Seriously?" Kara asked.
"Yeah, you look good for your age...I mean...you know..." Jason trailed off, blushing lightly.
"You perv" Kara joked, hitting his arm.
"Hey, I've only just turned 19" Jason told her.
"Really? Huh, I thought you were older" Kara admitted.
"Nope, so anyway, what are you going to do while Alison is out partying?" Jason asked.
"I'm going to sit here, eat ice cream and watch horror movies" Kara told him.
"Sounds good" Jason said, flopping onto the couch.
"Don't you have somewhere better to be?" Kara inquired.
No, and anyway I love horror films" Jason admitted.
"Same, what's your favourite?" Kara asked.
It was a few hours later and they were getting to the end of A Nightmare On Elm Street, when Alison arrived some surprised to see the pair up and watching a film together.
"What are you two doing?" Alison asked.
"Sh! You're going to ruin the best bit" Jason said, shushing her.
"Brutal" Kara laughed as Freddy killed another person.
"Ugh, horror movies? How lame" Alison exclaimed.
"Aw, are you scared Ali?" Jason laughed.
"Oh shut up. I'm surprised you're not drunk in a gutter somewhere" Alison retorted.
"Hey! Harsh much, Ali?" Kara scolded her.
"Your my friend remember Kara" Alison told her.
"Oh my God, we've been over this before Alison, I can be friends with whoever I want" Kara argued.
"Fine, be friends with a bunch of losers, see if I care!" Alison exclaimed, walking up the stairs.
"Ugh, what is up with her?" Kara sighed.
"She'll be over it by the morning" Jason told her.
"...She's different from how I remember her" Kara admitted.
"Maybe she only let you see the good side of her before" He suggested.
"Go on, make up with her" Jason announced, nudging her a moment later.
"Why?" Kara asked.
"Well I don't want two sad girls around the house do I" Jason replied.
"Okay, okay. I'm going" Kara said as she trudged her way up to Alison's room and knocked on the door.
"What do you want?" Alison asked when she entered.
"Oh Ali, what's going on with us? We always seem to be arguing nowadays" Kara stated.
"I know...it's just...you're my best friend Kara, I care a lot about you and I don't like the friends you're making" Alison explained.
"You're my best friend too Ali, and I know you don't like them but...well I do" Kara admitted.
"I know..." Alison trailed off.
"Ali, is something else wrong? You've been acting kind of strange lately? Jumpy, upset and you're always going off to these places that you never tell me about" Kara exclaimed.
"You're too young to understand...I'll try to be a better friend, okay?" Alison asked.
"So will I" Kara told her.
"So what do you think of my friends?" Alison asked.
"I really like them, they've all been so nice to me" Kara smiled.
"I'm glad. Hey, how about we all go down the mall tomorrow?" Alison questioned.
"I'd love that" Kara replied.
It was a couple of days later and Kara was in her room doing some of her homework when she heard someone stumbling up the stairs and rolled her eyes. She knew it was Jason, probably drunk again. She opened her door and found him collapsed in a heap by the stairs. She thought about knocking on Alison's door and asking her for help, but she quickly realised Alison wouldn't help.
"Jason...are you okay?" Kara asked, shaking his shoulder.
As Jason raised his head Kara could see his cheeks were stained with tears and his eyes still wet.
"C'mon, let's get you in your room" Kara said, putting his arm over her shoulder and picking him up.
She quickly opened the door to his bedroom and laid him down on his bed.
"What's wrong?" Kara questioned.
"Nothing...leave me alone" Jason said, turning his head away from her.
"Have you been drinking again?" Kara inquired.
"It's none of...your business" He slurred.
"I'll take that as a yes then" Kara sighed.
"Go away" Jason mumbled.
"No, I'm not leaving. Jason, why are you doing this to yourself? You're going to get ill!" She exclaimed.
"Why do you care?" He retorted.
"Well, I thought we were beginning to be friends, but I guess I was obviously wrong" Kara said, standing up, pretending to leave.
"Wait...I just...I'm not a good friend...I'm not a good anything" He mumbled, turning over.
"Now we're getting somewhere. Why do you think you're no good?" Kara asked, sitting down again.
"I can't live up to Ali...everyone prefers her" Jason told her.
"That's not true" Kara replied.
"Yes it is!" Jason exclaimed.
"Alright, I don't think having this little therapy session while you're drunk is helping" Kara stated, pulling the duvet over him and leaving the room.
She closed the door and gasped when she saw Alison standing inches away from her.
"What are you doing?" Alison questioned.
"Helping your drunken brother...again" She told her, starting to walk back to her own bedroom.
"Why?" Alison asked.
"Because no one else would" Kara stated.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Alison inquired.
"Look I just think you're all being a bit harsh on Jason" Kara exclaimed.
"Oh my god...you like him don't you?" Alison asked.
"What? No!" Kara retorted.
"You so do! Ugh, that's gross" Alison told her.
"So just because I'm being nice to someone means I fancy them? Sure, Ali" Kara sighed.
"Don't worry, I'll keep your little crush a secret" Alison smirked.
"No, by all means Alison, tell everyone. I'm sure the whole of Rosewood will be so interested to hear who a 14 year old girl fancies" Kara said sarcastically, walking into her room and shutting the door.
Rolling her eyes, Kara flopped back onto her bed. Why had she and Ali started to argue so much? She lay on her back and thought about what had just happened. Of course she didn't like Jason...right?
Author's Notes: I hope you guys like this chapter! It's going to stay in the time before Alison disappeared for about 5 or so more chapters and then I'm going to start around the start of Season 2, in case you guys were wondering:)