Disclaimer: I do not own Instant Star or the characters in this story.

Deeper (The Introduction)

It was a beautiful winter day, the snow was falling all around as the couple were riding down an isolated country road. Jude has never felt so content in her entire life. It seemed as if everything was finally going her way. She was in love with the most amazing man she had ever met and she was hoping that tonight would be the night that he would propose to her.

Jude was lost in her thoughts when the car began to spin out of control. The temperature had dropped and the snow had turned to ice. Images of her life began to flash before her eyes. She saw herself as little girl, a teenager, then as a rock star. It seemed almost like the images stopped for a moment, but then it was as if a story started to play in her mind. This story was her favorite story, it was THEIR love story, and this is how it all began…

Chapter 1: He walked in.

A few weeks after Jude's seventeenth birthday, she was sitting in G Major playing her guitar. She was working on a song but was having a little trouble finishing the lyrics and that's when it happened. He walked through the studio doors. He had on his classic black leather jacket and dark shades. He was surrounded by screaming and giggling girls. It got so bad that G Major Security had to step in and ask the mob to leave. Jude thought to herself that things were never going to be the same at the studio anymore. Not now that Lil' Tommy Q had joined the label.

Tommy has not been touring with Boyz Attack for years but his fans had not forgotten him. Neither had the tabloids, every week there were stories and pictures posted on their front pages. Tommy was still a very hot celebrity. Everyone wanted to know what he is doing. Well, everyone except Jude Harrison.

Of course, Jude was not the type of girl to fall all over ex- boy banders.

But she could not deny that there was just something about his presence that changed the whole atmosphere of G Major. Tommy was heading toward the office of Darius Mills, the man in charge of the studio, when he stopped all of the sudden and looked at Jude. His face had no expression at all, Jude definitely had no idea what he was thinking.

Jude finally said, "Hi." Tommy just gave her one last look and walked into Darius's office. Jude wondered what was up with Tommy Quincy? He could of at least said something. Jude decided not to think too much into it, she didn't really like him that much anyway.

Jude's sister Sadie saw what happened and came up behind her and said, "Well, that wasn't awkward at all, was it?"

Jude glared at Sadie, then replied, "Oh shut up, don't you have some receptionist work to get back to?" And with that Sadie went back to her desk and left Jude alone to finish her song.

A few weeks had gone by since Tommy Q had joined G Major. Jude hadn't really seen him that much since Tommy was working on his first solo album since he left Boyz Attack. Kwest (Kevin West), was his producer, as well as hers, so most of the time when Tommy was at the studio, Jude wasn't. Which suited her fine because Tommy still hadn't said a word to Jude and she was willing to keep it that way.

Well, as fate would have it, Jude and Tommy wouldn't be able to avoid each other much longer. Darius had asked to see both Jude and Tommy on the same day and he wanted to talk to them together.

Kwest had told Darius about Jude's new song. It was really great but was still missing something. Kwest thought that it would be great as a duet between Jude and Tommy. Darius listened to the song and he agreed. This song would be able to kick start Tommy's solo career and give Jude's album a boost in record sales.

Jude had not been looking forward to talking to Darius or seeing Tommy. Neither were her favorite people to be around. But never the less Jude did what she had to do and went to the meeting. Tommy was of course late and Darius did not want to start without him. Tommy finally walked through the door.

Darius said, "Hey Tom, I am glad you could make it."

Jude glared at Tommy and then said to Darius, "Glad he could make it! He is thirty minutes late." Tommy just smirked at her.

Darius told Jude to calm down so they could begin. Jude was upset but decided to let it go. Then sooner the meeting began, the sooner she could get away from Tommy Quincy.

Darius explained to them that he had listened to Jude's new song and that he wanted it to be a duet between them.

Tommy was less than thrilled. "I don't do duets Darius."

Jude was furious."What makes you think that I would want to sing with you? It's my song and I don't want it to be a duet."

Darius let them both know that he was the boss and he wasn't asking them, he was telling them. "You both better be here tomorrow at 8:00am ready to start recording with Kwest."

Tommy said, "Fine."

Jude nodded, "Whatever," and they both left the office and walked out the studio going their separate ways, that is until tomorrow.

The next morning, 8:00am came way too early for Jude. She stopped to get a cup of coffee and hurried to the studio. She didn't want to be late and risk Darius getting upset with her. When Jude arrived she was very surprised to see that Tommy was already there and waiting on her. She set her coffee down on the soundboard and sat down between him and Kwest.

"Can we get started, so we can get this over with." Tommy was a real ray of sunshine that morning.

Jude replied, "Sure, it's not like I am ecstatic over the chance to be working with you. I mean, it's not like the songs from Boyz Attack had a deep meaning. I doubt that you can even understand my song."

Tommy laughed and said sarcastically, "What's to understand? You're a girl and you wrote a song, It's probably about a guy who broke your heart, blah, blah, blah."

Jude was so mad that she could hold her composure. She smacked the cup of coffee and it landed in Tommy's lap and spilled all over his pants. He growled something at her and ran out of the room heading straight for the restroom. Jude stood there laughing so hard that she was doubled over.

Kwest was less than amused, "You shouldn't have done that Jude. Tommy can be a real pain, but that was not cool." Kwest left to go talk to Tommy.

Jude did feel a little bit bad about what she did but Tommy insulted her and her song writing ability and no one, absolutely no one does that.

Tommy was in the bathroom cleaning himself up when Kwest walked in.

"You okay, man?" Tommy actually had an amused expression on his face, "Yeah, I'm alright. I can't believe she did that. I just didn't expect that from her. She sure does have a temper. She's pretty cute when she's mad."

Kwest shook his head. "Don't even think about it, she's only seventeen and you are twenty-four. You don't need to mess with her head and then turn around and break her heart."

Tommy gave Kwest a quick glance, "I was just making a statement, I never said that I was interested. She is way to young for me. Let's just go back and record. Okay?"

Kwest wasn't sure what to make of Tommy's "statement." He knew his old friend and was wondering if he had changed at all over the past few years. He followed Tommy out of the bathroom and headed down the hall to Studio A.

Jude was still upset about what Tommy said but she had since calmed down and was ready to start recording when Kwest and Tommy had returned. Jude decided that she would be the better person and apologize, "I am sorry for the coffee, I should be able to control my temper. I won't let it happen again."

Tommy looked at Jude, "Don't worry about. I"ll survive. I shouldn't have said anything about your song. I am sorry too. Let's just get started."

She gave Tommy a smile and handed him a copy of her song. Tommy quietly looked at the song. He could not believe how amazing the lyrics were. He had heard Jude's songs on the radio but never before had he realized how truly talented she really was.

Kwest stood there waiting for the two to get started, "Guys are you ready?"

Tommy and Jude both said yes and stepped behind the microphones. They put on their headsets and the melody filled their ears. Jude closed her eyes and Tommy stared at her as she began to sing. (I do not own "No Air" by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown.)

Jude: If I should die before I wake

It's cause you took my breath away

Losing you is like living in a world with no air, oh

Tommy: I'm here alone, didn't wanna leave

My heart won't move, it's incomplete

Wish there was a way that I can make you understand

Jude: But how Do you expect me, to live alone with just me?

'Cause my world revolves around you It's so hard for me to breathe

Both: Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no air?

Can't live, can't breathe with no air

That's how I feel whenever you ain't there

There's no air, no air Got me out here in the water so deep T

ell me how you gon be without me? If you ain't here, I just can't breathe

There's no air, no air No air air, No air air No air air, No air air

Tommy: I walked, I ran, I jumped, I flew,

Right off the ground to flow to you T

here's no gravity to hold me down, for real

Jude: But somehow I'm still alive inside

You took my breath but I survived

I don't know how but I don't even care

Both: So how do you expect me, to live alone with just me?

'Cause my world revolves around you

It's so hard for me to breathe

Both: Tell me how I'm supposed to breath with no air?

Can't live, can't breathe with no air

That's how I feel whenever you ain't there

There's no air, no air

When they finished the song, Tommy felt like he couldn't breathe. Watching Jude sing and put so much emotion into her song literally took his breath away. Kwest noticed the way Tommy was looking at Jude and he suggested that the two take a break before they recorded anything else.

Jude turned to look at Tommy, but he was already out the door. Jude gave Kwest a funny look, "What was that about?" Kwest just shrugged his shoulders. Jude had no idea of the effect she just had on Lil' Tommy Q.