Chapter 11

"Alright Diaz," Tom started, hateful but still playful, "We're in your conspiracy theorist's themed room, what is it you wanted to tell us?"

Marco walked forward slowly and opened his closet, revealing a small net chart with pictures of the five connected in various ways, but the major one was Marco was connected to both Jackie and Star at the same time, "This is it. I wasn't just formulating plans for getting Glossaryck back. I was trying to get my own feelings sorted out as well. I don't know why, but Jackie when that happened, I saw the blood moon. It... it was like I was being told I was making a bad choice, I could feel it. But I also thought I could feel Star, like her feelings. Tom, care to explain?"

"Uhhh... sure. Well, the Blood Moon ball is all about the chance to dance under its light, and if you do get chosen the person you are dancing with, although it is seen just as myth, has their soul joined to yours. It's sort of like a telepathic and emotional link. Since you and Star were chosen, you're joined together. That's kind of what I was hoping would happen to me and Star, but the blood moon chooses the pair only if they're perfect for each other. Star and I weren't that's why I have given up on trying to date her."

Janna then broke her silence, "Wait, wait, waitwaitwaitwait! So you and Star are essentially soulmates? What about Jackie? I mean, why didn't you change your mind about her after that dance? I mean that was months ago!"

"Well, that is a good point Janna," Jackie started, "but emotions aren't that simple. I mean I can tell you've been crushing on Marco since day-one. Anyone could, except he's too oblivious and you just aren't sure yourself."

"What? I- No- me? Crush on Diaz?" Janna continued sputtering for a solid 5 minutes getting redder by the second.

"Marco," This time, it was Star's turn to break her silence, which resulted in Marco turning to look her in the eyes, "I get what you're saying, I really do, but why now, why right after everything that happened?"

"Well, Star, to put it frankly, I was confused myself. I mean, we do everything together. You're my best friend, and you drag me out of my shell, I've never had a friend like you before. I've just been crushing on Jackie for 12 years, I was still confused at the sleepover, and I was still confused after the dance. I just had to figure things out."

"Karate Boy! Glad to see you're solving everything that needs solving!" Glossaryck then floated into the room on top of Star's spell book, "But have you figured it all out? Your feelings are still on a runaway garbage truck, you need to figure these things out completely. I've told Star life is just that, 'hot, fast, and full of garbage.' But now is where you figure things out. I am glad, honestly that I get to see this, it's better than the multi-verse's greatest soap opera!"

"Ya see, Glossaryck, I just don't know. I don't want my feelings to be swayed by anything other than myself. I don't want the blood moon to make my decision."

"Marco, you're Star's best friend," Janna started, "I never really shared my feelings but I realize I may never have a chance with you, but these two girls aren't going to decide for you. Find how you really feel, we'll give you time to work on it."

With those words, Janna led the others out of his room and Marco laid down, but didn't notice that Glossaryck was still there, "Marco, I know you don't like me, but let me tell you something, I can help you, although it will be in my, how do you say it, 'own frustrating and annoying way?'"

"Thanks Glossaryck, I just need to think for a bit. I'll be fine for now." With those words Glossaryck hovered back into Star's room to continue working on her wand.

Seconds turned to minutes, minutes turned to hours, until it was night time. A knock came at Marco's door, which he prompted them to come in with a single grunt. Tom soon followed, "Hey Diaz. Having fun contemplating everything?"

"Why aren't you back in the underworld?"

"Easy slugger, your parents came home right as I was about to leave and invited me to dinner, but I came to help."

"And how, exactly, do you plan on helping? Better not try and root around in my mind!" Marco's paranoia was only minor, but it was still there.

"No, no don't worry, I mean I'm going to talk to you. Also no, I wasn't forced by one of the girls. First thing's first, I bet your mind keeps drifting over to Star. I'm right aren't I?"

He was, Marco didn't want to admit it, but he was right. "How can you tell? I guess it's the Blood Moon."

"That it is. I do have an alternative to your thinking. Don't"

"Don't, don't what?"

"Think. You are trying to be logical in matters of the heart, that is going to keep you from being a better you in the future. Emotions don't have rules, but your head does. You want to find love, lose the rules. Don't be the 'Safe Kid' for once."

"They told you about that? Okay- okay, now's not the time. So what do I do, just stop thinking? How am I supposed to do that?"

"Just feel, this is also a matter of the soul, the blood moon doesn't force you two together, it's just a messenger, so to speak. Your soul was bound to her by fate already. I think that's what you'll realize."

"We'll see, I'll be there in a minute." Tom then walked out and downstairs to the rest of the girls, "Realize, I did so a while ago. I just couldn't face her right then. Man I'm such a fool."

Marco then decided to go down to the others, he smelled what could only be tacos. He saw that the others had already eaten, but the girls were asleep on the couch, with Tom chilling in the recliner, that was when he whispered while leaning to look at Marco, "Told you I went to you on my own."

"Yeah, yeah I... I see." Marco then walked into the kitchen to see a small plate of tacos sitting on the table, with a note from his mom saying to enjoy and that she had gone to bed with his father. Marco ate and then sat on the floor in front of the coffee table, and looked over at the girls.

"You need to tell them at some point."

"I know Tom, I just, don't want to disturb them. They're resting, and I want them to be fully aware when I tell them."

"Tell us what?" Marco froze in horror and shock, as he saw Janna get up, which disturbed the others, waking them up.

"Marco, have you sorted things out in your head?" Jackie then asked, concern laced in her voice.

"Yeah, we were worried, that's why these two got permission to stay the night. We wanted to make sure everything was alright."

"Don't worry you three. I've got things sorted out, even with a little help from Tom. He didn't make my decision though, I did. I'm just going to say it now. Jackie, I'm sorry, I just don't think we need to be together. I held you so high, but apparently my emotions have other things in mind for me. Janna, I was aware of your crush on me, this whole time, but I can't reciprocate your feelings. Star, I know you may not feel the same way, but, do you think we could give each other a chance?"

The girls sat there in silence, Janna and Jackie, looked at each other and hugged, but Star was just, silent.

"Well, I think it's time I take my leave," Tom then stated as he made his way towards a portal, "But, I will come back tomorrow to see how things are going."


A/N: Hey guys, noticeably longer no? I wrote this in browser just to see how much I could fit into this one chapter. So expect more chapters to be this long, although there may or may not be many more after this one. Just thought I would let y'all know. School is still a bitch. I'll see you guys on the other side of the chapter, and I'm going do that one-shot requests series. I do have a story that I'm going to start out with, an AU by tumblr user: coskii. Check them out sometime. I will start that series soon. I'll give the title though, it is: One-shot, two-shot, three-shot more!
Just letting you guys to know.