The Block Estate
Thursday August 26, 2008
Massie and Claire had fallen asleep on Massie's bed the night before. At seven thirty on a Thursday morning Massie was sleeping horizontally at the top of the bed, while Claire was sleeping diagonally across the bed. Her feet were inches from Massie's peaceful face.
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
What's wrong with me?
Why do I feel like this?
No more gas in the rig
Can't even get it started
Nothing heard, nothing said
Can't even speak about it
All my life on my head
Don't want to think about it
Feels like I'm going insane
It's a thief in the night
To come and grab you
I can creep up inside you
And consume you
A disease of the mind
It can control you
It's too close for comfort
Throw on your break lights
We're in the city of wonder
Ain't gonna play nice
Watch out we're in the city of wonder
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you faulter be wise
Your mind is in disturbia
It's like the darkness is light
Am I scaring you tonight
Your mind is in disturbia
Ain't used to what you like
Massie's ring tone of the week, Disturbia by Rihanna blared from her Limited Edition, not yet released, Blackberry Storm. She opened her eyes and silently thanked Inez for closing her curtains the night before, resulting in the sun's bright rays from not being allowed to enter her currently dark room. When Claire wouldn't pick it up, Massie reached to her glossy white bedside table, unplugged the now fully charged phone, and jammed her finger onto the green send button to answer it.
"Who the hell is this?" Massie said sleepily
"This is-" Before the person on the other end could talk Massie cut them off.
"Whoever this is better be someone important because you just happen to be the unlucky person who has woken me up at seven freaking thirty in the morning!" Massie informed the person, not trying to conceal her aggravation as she spoke.
"I'm really sorry, but my name is Sara Frank. I'm the editor of US Weekly's assistant and I just received your message concerning an urgent issue that has come up. You said you needed a call back asap and this is as soon as possible."
Claire and Massie were both fully awake now and under Massie's covers. They had put the phone on speaker. "Thank you so much for calling!" Claire said "Sorry about Massie. She is so not a morning person." She said apologizing for her friends' behavior. Massie replied to that simply by kicking Claire under the blankets. "Ouch! Massie!"
"Well the reason why we called was, like we said, very important and I am glad that you called us back as soon as you could. Now we would like to make you a proposition." Massie explained to her
"Ok. Go own." Sara replied curious as to what the two teen queens could want.
"We are willing to give you an interview, tons of photos, and a fun filled day with us at the Westchester Mall tomorrow." Massie said
Alright, but what will we be giving you in return?" Sara asked suspiciously
"That's it. We don't want any money, but a fun filled day with you tomorrow at the mall. Claire and I will both be bringing a guy with us. The only thing we ask for is that the interview, photos, and everything is put into the issue of US Weekly that comes out on Monday." Massie explained calmly to her
"I hope you don't think I'm stupid, because I certainly am not. I was a teenager not too long ago and I know that you want something more than you're actually saying, so spill it." Sara instructed
"Alright, fine!" Claire exclaimed as tears filled her still red and swollen eyes "I want to get back at Conner Foley! He was dating Emma Roberts while we were still together, but we're over now. I haven't talked to him in a month, since I told him I was moving back to Westchester for a while because of a movie. I just want to show him that he hasn't hurt me at all." Claire was now in tears
"It's ok Claire." Massie told her soothingly
"I'm so sorry Claire." Sara said sympathetically "You're talking about the cover of our latest issue of US Weekly, aren't you?"
"Yes she is." Massie said frustrated that the Conner subject even had to come up
"She walked out of my room because she's a little emotional right now." Massie told her and wanted to add duh but didn't. "Now that we've explained to you everything that there is to say, I need to go. Claire and I have planned to spend the majority of our day today at the spa and gym and need to go get ready."
"Ok, well have fun at the spa! I'll tell my editor what you've requested right now."
"Perfect. Don't mention anything about Conner though. This is my cell, so text me asap when you get any info about tomorrow. Oh, and if my cell number gets into the hands of the wrong people, then expect a call from my lawyer." Massie said happily, then clicked end.
Massie got up and tossed her cell on her soft bed. She walked out of her room, down the high gloss cherry wood stairs, and walked to the kitchen. Claire was now sitting on a bar stool at the granite topped island in the middle of the spacious kitchen. She was talking to William. Massie waited outside the kitchen as she listened to them.
"I'm really sorry Claire." William Block said as Claire wiped the rest of her tears from her face "I promise you that I'll do whatever I can to make you feel better." He assured her
"Thanks William." She said
"You know Claire, it's alright if you call me dad." He informed her "I mean you can if you want to." He added feeling awkward
"Ok, but I'm still getting used to everything. I mean it's really strange to live with a guy your whole life, thinking he was your dad, but then just last night I find out that it was all a lie. I really hope you understand that I can't right now. It's just so weird." Claire tried to explain to him
"That's alright Claire." William said, gave her a hug, and then walked out of the kitchen to find Massie standing beside the swinging door. "Hey Massie could you do me a favor?"
"Sure." Massie said
"Can you come into my office so I can explain it to you? I don't want Claire to hear." He said as he led Massie into his office. When they sat down William told Massie what he needed her to do, then handed her a credit card with enough money on it for Massie to buy everything she needed.
When Massie had placed the credit card safely in her desk drawer she joined Claire in the kitchen. By now Claire was having Inez make her breakfast.
"Hey Claire!" Massie greeted her cheerfully
"Hey Mass" Claire said now smiling
"Good morning Inez. What are you making for breakfast?"
"I'm making parfaits with vanilla yogurt, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, and granola, Miss Massie." Inez told Massie "Would you like toast with that too?" she asked
"That sounds dee-lishous. Yes, I would like toasted whole wheat bread with butter."
"Me too." Claire added
The girls thanked Inez when she handed them their breakfast, then went about her usual morning duties. The girls talked about their relaxing spa and energizing gym day while they ate. They made an appointment to go to Body Beautiful gym and spa for around one o'clock. That would give them enough time to do everything that they needed to do.
When the girls finished their breakfast they went back up to Massie's room. They'd decided to ask Cam to come hang out with the three of them. The three of them included Massie, Derrick, and Claire. Claire sat down at Massie's glossy white desk and powered up her purple Mac laptop. Even though Claire and Massie were still in their Victoria's Secret plaid, flannel, and lace shorts and t-shirts they pulled up Massie's webcam and requested an ichat with Cam Fisher. A minute after they'd invited him to an ichat, he'd accepted.
"Hey Cam!" the girls said simultaneously
"Hey Massie. Hey Claire." Cam said surprised that they had requested to ichat with him. "So what's up? What did you want to talk about?"
"So, Massie and I want to know if we can meet you for lunch." Claire told him
"Alright, sure. Where and when?" Cam asked
"How about we meet at the food court in the mall at eleven thirty?" Claire suggested
"Ok that sounds good." Cam agreed
"Ok Cam, we have to go. As you can see we're still in our pajamas and we have to get ready." Massie informed Cam
"Ok bye Massie and bye Claire." Cam said as he blushed when he said goodbye to Claire
They all signed out and Massie turned her laptop off and closed it. Massie sent Derrington a text and told him to meet them at the front entrance of The Westchester Mall at eleven twenty five. She walked into her large walk in closet and examined her possible choices for a day at the spa and gym. "Claire what are you wearing? I want our outfits to look ah-mazing."
"I was thinking of wearing my teal Juicy Couture tracksuit, a white lace cami, and my silver and white pumas. What do you think?"
"I like it. It's simple and laid back, but cute. Do you think I should wear my grey Juicy Couture tracksuit, a pink lace cami, and my pink and white pumas?" Massie asked her holding up the outfit
"Sure. It'll look super cute on you." Claire said and smiled
The Block Estate
Thursday August 26, 2008
When Claire and Massie had decided on the Juicy Couture tracksuit outfits Claire went back to the guesthouse to get ready. Both girls took showers, got dressed, blow-dried their hair, and then met back in Massie's bathroom. Claire did Massie's hair and Massie did Claire's hair. Claire pulled Massie's hair into a high ponytail and then Massie made two French braids in Claire's hair. When they had enough anti-frizz serum, shine serum, and hair spray they walked out of the bathroom and turned off the lights.
Now in Massie's room, they grabbed their bags. Claire got her Hype silver metallic hobo and Massie picked up her Marc by Marc Jacobs pink quilted nylon tote. They didn't bother rating each other because they knew that they looked ah-mazing, and why should they waste time just acknowledging that?
They headed down the hall and into Kendra and Williams dressing room where Kendra was picking out her clothes and talking to William about what she'd planned for her day. When they knocked on the door Kendra and William stopped talking and invited them in.
"Hey!" Claire said cheerfully
"We're heading out and just wanted to say bye" Massie told them
"Oh ok. Where are you going?" Kendra asked
"I thought we told you that we made appointments at both the spa and the gym, but we'll be stopping to eat some lunch." Massie said
"You did but it just slipped my mind." Kendra told her
"Alright well you girls have fun and relax because you have a big day planned for tomorrow." William said smiling
Massie and Claire hugged Kendra and William before they left, and then walked out the door. Massie called Isaac and told him about the day's plans. A couple minutes later the Range Rover was in front of the front steps. (A/N- The reason why it took a couple minutes to get to the front steps of the Block Estate is because Isaac had to go into the garage, from wherever he was and drive from the garage to the front steps. The garage is at the side of the house at the end of the big circular driveway.) The girls and hopped into the back seats. Isaac, then drove out of the driveway to where ever he was told they were going next.
Thursday August 26, 2008
Claire and I were ready and on our way to the mall earlier than we expected, so I told Isaac to swing by Derrington's house. I whipped out my purple and gold iPhone and sent Derrington a quick text.
Massie: come outside
In less than a minute Derrington was outside and by my door. I opened it and gave him a big hug.
We were ready early" I told him "and because and because I'm the best girlfriend in the world, I told Isaac to come get you." I said smiling
He gave me a kiss and whispered into my ear because we were still holding each other. "I missed you Block." Then before I knew it he kissed me. He always has the softest lips! "You taste fruity." He said smiling and opened the door for me. "I like it." I laughed because he's the only guy I know besides Conner Folley who is that blunt and forward.
"Good." I said and winked at him as he shut the door
"Don't be so coy. Tell me what flavor you're wearing."
Claire laughed then looked at Derrington and said "It's her new Mango Madness Glossip Girl flavored lipgloss. Oh, and thanks for saying hi to me!" she said sarcastically
"Hey Claire." He said finally acknowledging her existence "Massie told me what happened to you and Conner, or actually she didn't have to tell me because I already saw the US Weekly." I quickly jabbed him in the ribs with my elbow "Ow!"
"It's ok Mass. I'm really going to be ok. I've sulked and felt sorry for myself, but now the only person who's going to feel sorry is Conner." Claire gave a genuine smile "We're here!" she announced because she'd just looked out the window
Isaac pulled in front of the entrance to the mall and stopped. Claire and I pulled out our D&G sunglasses and slid them on because we weren't planning on revealing our identities in Westchester just yet.
"I'll call you and tell you when to pick us up." I told Isaac before I shut the car door
When we stepped through the doors of The Westchester Mall nobody asked for my autograph, I didn't need a bodyguard, and I could do something that I hadn't done in a long time. That thing was, to just be me. I didn't need to impress anyone, smile, laugh, or pose for pictures. I didn't have to do anything but be a teenager at the mall with her boyfriend and best friend. Life feels good.
"Hey Derrick, do you want to go to Starbuck's?" Claire asked him "I'm sure Cam isn't here yet anyways." She added, but then abruptly stopped. Claire grabbed him arm, making him stop too,
"Claire! What are you doing?" he asked her confused while pulling away from her grip
"Derrick everyone will recognize you!" she whisper yelled
"Ehmagawd! Derrick she's right. Claire and I are both wearing sunglasses and you look like you usually look, which isn't a good thing because people will recognize you from a magazine or something." I realized
"Sorry you guys. I mean everyone can spot my hotness from a mile away." Derrick said winking before he walked into the Vans store. Claire and I just rolled our eyes and waited for him outside the store on a bench. When he came back out he had a black and white logo Vans hat covering his hair and black sunglasses concealing his eyes.
"Is this better?" he asked Claire teasingly
I rolled my eyes for the second time in less than five minutes at Derrick who just smiled and laughed at me. "Ok, now that this is over let's go to Starbuck's because I'm dying of thirst."
The Westchester Mall
The Food Court
August 23, 2008
When the three of us walked into the food court of The Westchester Mall we had our half empty drinks in our hands. I got a Strawberries and Crème Frappuchino, Massie got a Tazo Chai Iced Tea Latte, and Derrick got a Caramel Frappuchino Blended Coffee. I immediately spotted Cam's jet black hair. When we got closer I saw that his arm was around Alicia's shoulders. This picture, which was now embedded into my brain, only made me want to make him jealous. So what if Conner had publically humiliated me and I was now boyfriend less? All Cam needed to think about was how happy and ah-mazing I looked.
When we reached their table there were confused expressions on Alicia, Kristen, and Dylan's faces. "Hey Cam!" I said as I hugged him "You certainly got very long." I said while flicking some of his now shaggy black hair.
"Thanks." He said proudly because he obviously had made this his look now.
"Excuse me but step away from the boyfriend!" Alicia commanded
"And Excuse me but you cannot talk to me like." I informed her
"Well we're going to go head over to Bloomingdales so tell me when you're finished here." Massie announced and grabbed Derrick's hand, not waiting for a response, and dragged him in the direction of Bloomies because he was the one who'd be carrying all of her bags. Lucky him.
"Are you or are you not going to tell me who you are?" Alicia demanded trying to intimidate me, but it didn't work.
"Claire Lyons. Actress, model, Teen Queen, and soon to be on the cover of US Weekly." I informed her and watched as her facial expression went from confident to shocked and slightly scared.
Kristen sighed then asked "What are you doing here Claire?" slightly concerned and sort of in a bored voice
"Massie and I are going to be here in Westchester to shoot a movie, but I'm sure you already new that. I thought Dylan would have told you that." I said turning to look at Dylan
"I did." She said flatly
"I mean what are you doing here at the mall meeting up with Cam?" Kristen asked
"It's not a crime for us to be friends and act nice to each other. I simply wanted to ask him to come hang out with Massie, Derrick, and I when we do our thing for Us Weekly tomorrow. You guys can't tell because no one is supposed to know, but since you're here, you'll here it too. Masssie and I will be doing an interview with US Weekly and a photo shoot. Massie invited Derrick and I'm inviting Cam."
"Don't you have a boyfriend" Alicia asked me even though she already knew the answer
""Well Alicia, I would have thought even you would have known that Conner and I broke up over an unfortunate event on his part. I guess you're just slipping in the gossip department." I laughed then directed my attention back towards Cam. "Are you in?"
"Um…sure. Why not." He said
"Cool. It'll be really fun. I'll email you all the details tonight. I'm sure you don't mind if I borrow him tomorrow, will you Alicia?" I asked daring her to say that she would mind
"Of course not. Go ahead Cam." Alicia said then boldly kissed him like only a girlfriend could obviously only to make me jealous. Sure it worked, but showing that it did would be that biggest no-no. Instead waved good-bye to Kristen and Dylan and walked away in the direction of Bloomingdales.
Massie: good cuz I'm bored!
Claire: r u seriously bored with shopping already?!
Massie: no just done with D's whining cuz he has 2 carry 5 supposedly "heavy" bags
Claire: haha! Let's go. I called Isaac and he's on his way.
Massie: good cuz I'm ready for my massage
Claire: meet u out front
Hey! Sorry it took so long to write this chapter and then add it, but school has been crazy. I hope you liked it! :) It's sorta a filler but kinda has some main things in it, like Derrick, Cam, Kristen, and ALicia are finally brought into the story, William Block has a secret mission for Massie, and (as you can see from the title of this chapter) the plan is put into action.
Review and tell me what you think!
What do you think Conner will do when he sees the issue of Us Weekly?
What do you think should happen with Massie and Derrick?
How about Cam and Claire?
What should happen with Kristen, Dylan, Alicia, Claire, and Massie?
What should happen with Claire's relations ships with Jay and William?
Tell me what you want to happen and it might really happen in the story.
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