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This story is rated M for violence, substance abuse, foul language, and assault (I will warn you when this happens) in future chapters.
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It was senior year for the VKs and their friends. They were helping Ben bring in and assimilate the new group of kids from the Isle. Ben sat at his desk in his office while Carlos and Jay sat down across from him. Evie had given him her list of recommendations and also kept Mal in the loop. Now, he just needed to talk to the boys and hope they would help.
"Thanks, you guys, for taking the time to help. I really want the new kids to feel welcome and I think it will go a lot better with familiar faces there to greet them." Ben smiled as he said this.
Jay and Carlos looked at each other. The welcome factor all depended on who they were bringing over. Jay knew Evie was only giving Ben the names of the kids that were the most likely to adapt to life here and not cause trouble. However, that did not mean that they would all get along. It could get really messy, depending on who Ben chose.
"I've already talked to the girls about them and they are both fine with who I chose, but Mel did mention that you had an interest in a couple of them, Jay," said Ben. He was hesitant to tell Jay but knew that in order for this to go well, he needed to give Jay a heads-up.
"Who's coming, Ben?" asked Carlos when Jay remained silent. They were both worried.
"Zevon, Yzma's son, Fletcher, Dr. Facilier's son." So far, so good. Ben noticed that neither of them reacted. "Jay's cousin Jacy… and Greta, Mother Gothel's daughter."
Jay cringed upon hearing that last name. His life just got ruined. He groaned, closed his eyes, and rubbed his face. How was he going to explain to Ben that bringing Greta over was a terrible idea? Not that she's evil or anything. He wouldn't call her that. It was more like she was obsessive, but only with him.
Greta had been a problem for Jay for several years on the Isle. She and Jay dated, if you could call it dating, before he left for Auradon. He wouldn't say they left on bad terms, but not on great ones either. Jay knew that Greta would not have been happy about him leaving, and would have been more upset about seeing him on TV dancing with Lonnie at the Cotillion, despite the fact that they went as friends and nothing was going to change between them.
Jay had received several messages through Ben from Greta since the Cotillion, saying that she wanted to talk to him. Jay did not respond to any of them. Greta believed that they were still together, but Jay was enjoying the bachelor's life in Auroadon and didn't give Greta a single thought. He had put his life on the Isle behind him and was now looking forward. He flirted with all the girls and had almost all of them falling at his feet. If he wanted another fling, he could have almost any girl at school. Almost. There were a few exceptions. Mal and Evie, of course, were immune to his charms. They were like sisters to him. Jane was not only dating Carlos, Jay knew he intimidated her a little bit. Then, there was Lonnie who just seemed to take his flirting as part of his personality and ignored it. That drove Jay crazy.
"Jay? Is there a problem?" asked Ben. Evie and Mal had already warned him about Jay's past with Greta, but Jay had moved on, so surely Greta has also.
"Greta is… Let's just say she can be difficult, She tends to get…" Jay was having a hard time putting this nicely.
"Obsessive, controlling, psychotic, flat out crazy… the list goes on," Carlos shrugged at the looks he got from his friends. Jay nodded in agreement and Ben arched his eyebrows.
Jay leaned forward slightly and looked Ben in the eyes. Bringing her over isn't a good idea, Ben."
"Look, I get that you have a past with her, but so do the rest of us. Look at me and Audrey. We don't exactly see eye to eye, but we figured it out. You and Greta are going to have to work out your differences. We can't only invite the people you like. I'm sorry."
Jay sighed and ran his fingers through his hair. He would have to figure it out. Jacy coming over would be a good thing in this situation. His cousin knew all about his history with Greta and having been there for the last year, she would have some insight on how to deal with Greta.
Jacy was like Jay's twin in many ways. They were both very good looking, they were the best thieves on the Isle and could charm just about anyone. She was confident, smart, and talented. Those were all attributes Jay admired in a girl. Unfortunately, there was a shortage of girls like that in Auradon, and dating his cousin was out of the question. Jay was looking forward to seeing her again and thought that she and Lonnie would be good friends. They had a lot in common.
Jay and Carlos walked out of the office, not really happy with the turnout. The other three were fine, and Jay was happy that his cousin was getting a chance, but it was Greta he was concerned about. The boys headed back to their dorm and left the door open, as per usual, and sat on their beds.
"At least Jacy's coming. She's cool, and maybe you can get her on the Swords and Shields team." Carlos rubbed Dude's ears as he said this.
"That's not really up to me anymore. That's Lonnie's call, but I'm sure she'd do it. I'll talk to her. Jay laid back and began tossing his Tourney ball into the air. He got a job last summer at a sporting goods store and used his employee discount to buy some things for himself. Dude's head bobbed up and down, watching the ball as if he were about to chase after it.
"What are we going to do about Greta?" Carlos asked as he watched Dude track the ball.
"What can we do?" muttered Jay. "Ben isn't going to change his mind." He was not very happy about this.
Carlos thought for a moment before his phone went off. It was Jane checking to see if they were still on for their date later that day. He responded 'yes' and thought about the problem at hand. Jane was the only girl Carlos wanted, but what does Jay want?
Carlos' eyes suddenly lit up. "What about a girlfriend?" Jay raised his eyebrows and Carlos' suggestion. He didn't consider himself to be boyfriend material. "Seriously, you have your pick of girls. Every girl here falls at your feet. Just pick one and problem solved! Do you think Greta will keep bugging you if she thinks you've moved on?"
Jay shook his head. "It would have to be realistic, though. Greta would see through a trick in a heartbeat. She's crazy, not stupid. She knows me too well. Plus, you and I both know that princesses aren't seriously my type. I couldn't put up with all that…" Jay flipped his hair over his shoulders and giggled, mimicking all the girls who tried to flirt with him. "That wouldn't last a week."
"Are you saying there isn't a girl here you'd even consider dating?" Carlos was surprised that Jay hadn't found a girl yet. If this were the Isle, Jay would have dated several of them by now. He had really kept to himself since arriving in Auradon.
"I don't know. I would have to find a girl that is confident, strong, athletic, independent, smart, and not to mention, hot… What princess is like that?" pondered Jay.
"Hey, guys!" Lonnie smiled at them and poked her head through the door. "Don't forget, practice is at three. See ya over there." She disappeared just as quickly as she came, without giving Jay a single glance.
Jay stared at the doorway for a moment. It drove him crazy that she doesn't fall head over heels for him like other girls do. Maybe Mal and Evie have just rubbed off on her too much. Lonnie just didn't see him the way every other girl did. Jay frowned and thought about what Carlos said. Watching Lonnie walk away got Jay thinking about which girls would be options for him. He just wasn't seeing any.
They continued to talk about the situation and which girls might work for Jay. They both laughed hysterically at the idea of Audrey or Riley. Those two princesses had their noses way too high in the air. Jay thought about Ally. She was cute, sweet, and blushed every time Jay walked by, but she was so shy Jay figured he'd scare her to death. There really weren't many options.
"Do you think Zevon and Fletcher will want to join R.O.A.R. as well?" Carlos wondered out loud as they started walking towards the gym.
Zevon was the son of Yzma and was more interested in magic and mischief than sports. He was sly and had a knack for chemistry and theft. Bringing him over was a questionable move on Ben's part, but he was harmless as long as you don't mind the loss of or damage to property.
Fletcher was the son of Dr. Facilier. He was handy to have in a pinch if your car or bike broke down. He was very good with anything mechanical, but he was very shy. His father had done a lot to make the boy intimidated by everything, so he spent more time watching from his hiding spot than participating in any activities. Especially if those activities involved girls.
"Doug might do well with Zevon, as long as they don't blow up the school. We might need to take Fletcher under our wings. The kid is very shy, and I think we can help him." Jay pushed the gym doors open.
The team was setting up for practice just as they walked in. Chad was frustrated and throwing another tantrum over something Lonnie did. Lonnie sighed and shrugged her shoulders when Jay looked over and met her gaze. Jay laughed as he crossed his arms over his chest, leaned against the railing, and watched her handle Chad. Lonnie had more patience with Chad than Jay ever did. She also looked very nice today in her snug workout clothes and her hair pulled up in a ponytail.
"Nice view, man," said Tyler as he pulled up next to Jay. He sat down on the railing and followed Jay's gaze to Lonnie. The cheerleaders were off to the side, calling Jay's name, but he ignored them. The group of princesses that always followed Jay around were giggling and trying to get his attention, but he didn't acknowledge them. There were plenty of other girls in the gym watching and trying to flirt with him. Tyler found it very unusual that Jay was ignoring them and focusing entirely on Lonnie. "Ever wonder what she's like?"
Jay frowned and looked at Tyler. He had thought about that several times in the last few minutes. How did Tyler know what he was thinking? He had to try and play it cool. "Who, Lonnie? You know what she's like. She's been captain for months now."
"Nah, not like that, Jay. Like, what would she be like on a dating level? Like, to kiss and touch and all? You think she'd stay true to herself, or would she turn into one of those psycho princesses?" asked Tyler as he checked Lonnie out. The tight black yoga pants and bright pink sports bra and matching slim tank top left little to the imagination.
"Lonnie is nothing like those girls, and you had better not let her hear you compare her to one of them," said Aziz as he joined them. "Kissing her, though… I wouldn't mind that."
"She'd kick your ass, Aziz," said Carlos as he joined the conversation.
Jay shook his head and gave both Aziz and Tyler his 'don't go there with me' look. The guys talked a lot about Lonnie, but none of them made a move on her because of Jay. They would admire her from a distance, but kept their hands to themselves and refrained from asking her out because of Jay's regular warnings. Even Jay kept his distance from her.
The whole team was waiting on Chad to finish his tantrum as Lonnie took a deep breath, trying to remain calm. She began twirling her sword in her hands. Jay saw that Lonnie was about to lose her patience and decided to step in before she let Chad have it.
"Hey, Chad! You know, I think Jane might want your spot on the team if you keep pissing off your captain." Lonnie looked over her shoulder at Jay and shook her head at him, trying to hide her laugh. Jay smirked. He always knew just what to say to make her laugh.
For whatever reason, Jay needed to hear Lonnie laugh at least once a day. Her smile lit up the room and her laughter was like sweet music to his ears. His day was made better whenever he saw that smile and heard her laugh.
Another story! Not gonna lie, I felt a little uncomfortable having the boys talk about Lonnie that way, so in the future, I'll try to have as little of that as possible.
Classes start tomorrow. Because of that, I might not be able to post as often in the future. I want to do better in school this semester than I did last semester, so that means that my readings for classes will take a higher priority than writing fanfiction. So far, these chapters average to about 2,500 words each. That's like writing one essay every day, so in the future, I might not be posting as frequently.