Chapter 9-Hello again

Gwen felt her heart racing, as the lover that stepped out of her life many months ago, walked towards her. He had not changed at all: his hair, his eyes, his smile; everything about him was as superb as when she last saw him. However, she still doubted that this was real. It seemed more like one of her dreams, in which he came back and everything would turn out okay.

When he stopped in front of her, he smiled lightly and she felt the need to smile as well.

"Hey." He greeted.

"Hey." She murmured. "I didn't know I would find you here."

"Me neither."

Gwen wanted to say something, something that could explain why she made the mistake of leaving him. But nothing came in mind. So they stood in silence, gazing in each other's eyes.

Kat had her plan setting in motion. Nate agreed to help and was already preparing. Now all she had to do was play her part, along with Dean. Nate sat on the piano seat and waited for his cue. Dean walked on stage trying to keep his cool, although he glanced at Kat worried.

"Are you sure about this? I mean, we've never sang this before." He whispered concerned.

"I've never seen you this unsure before." Kat chuckled as she set the microphones in front of them. "Everything is going to be okay. We can improvise a duet."

"Yeah, I guess you're right." He sighed. "Let's do this for Trent." He smiled as he took the microphone from its vertical support. Kat smiled in response and grabbed her own microphone.

"We're back, party people, and ready to sing! For starters, we'd like to dedicate this song to all the reunited lovers that are here today." Kat spoke gently in the mic. "Hit it, Nate!"

Dean and Kat were standing one next to the other with the microphones in their hands waiting for the music to start. Nate flexed his fingers and gently pressed on the piano keys. A wonderful melody was heard in the background and Dean began to sing:

"I'm lying alone with my head on the phone
Thinking of you till it hurts.
I know you hurt too but what else can we do?
Tormented and torn apart.
I wish I could carry your smile in my heart
For times when my life feels so low.
It would make me believe what tomorrow could bring
When today doesn't really know, doesn't really know."

His voice was so full of emotion that Kat couldn't believe her ears. He surely didn't seem the carefree guy who always flirted and joked around when he sang love songs. She felt an unusual weekness in her knees.

When Gwen and Trent heard the song, they both reacted. Gwen's eyes widened and Trent smiled realising that it was Kat's idea. They still didn't manage to exchange a proper set of sentences, so Trent tried another method of bonding. He extended his hand and Gwen got the idea instantly: it was a dance invitation. She smiled and soon their bodies were only inches apart, her hand was gently held by his, his arm was around her waist and she kept her other hand on his shoulder.

The two swayed slowly on the rhythm, as Kat joined Dean for the chours.

"I 'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you
I know you were right believing for so long.
I 'm all out of love, what am I without you?
I can't be too late to say that I was so wrong."

"It's been a long time since we last danced." Trent murmured.

"Yeah, I've missed this." Gwen replied, slightly blushing.

On stage, Kat inhaled and prepared to sing her part, trying to put as much love in the song as she could. Before she started to sing, she looked at Dean and somehow the lyrics came naturally to her.

"I want you to come back and carry me home
Away from this long lonely nights.
I'm reaching for you, are you feeling it too?
Does the feeling seem oh so right?
And what would you say if I called on you now
Saying that I can't hold on?
There's no easy way, it gets harder each day
Please love me or I'll be goneā€¦ I'll be gone."

"Gwen, I know this may sound cheesy, but after we broke up, I've never stopped thinking about you." Trent said.

"And I always thought you would forget everything about me." Gwen smiled bitterly. "Since the break-up, I kept telling myself what I huge mistake I've made by letting you go."

"Forget about you? That's ridiculous. You're the most wonderful person I have ever met." Trent replied, as he twirled her.

"Yeah, so wonderful that I broke up with you when you were only trying to keep me close to you. That's certainly not a reason to kick you out of my life."

"So you missed me, huh?" Trent chuckled.

"Obviously!" Gwen exclaimed. "Who else could be as sweet and caring as you? I thought about you every day. I didn't let anyone say anything dishonest about you. Heck, I even punched Ripper!"

"What?" Trent asked as he began laughing. "I can't believe it! God, I wish I was there! That scene would have been priceless."

"I know, it felt good, too." Gwen admitted.

The song continued to play and the couple couldn't help recalling one of their first date in which they sang and danced on that very hit. They felt so good together; it was as if they had never broken up. In his arms, Gwen felt as if she belonged there. And Trent felt sheer happiness holding her.

In their embrace, Gwen looked up and met Trent's gaze. They both smiled.

"Can we start again, please?" Gwen murmured.

"We won't start. We'll continue." Trent replied as he leaned towards her.

Their lips met and melted into a tender kiss. The huge gap in which they hadn't seen each other was not forgotten, as well as all the pain and suffering caused by the separation. Everything was perfect again for the two.

"Oh, what are you thinking of?
What are you thinking of?
Oh, what are you thinking of?
What are you thinking of?"

When they broke the kiss, Gwen placed her head on Trent's shoulder and whispered:

"I love you."

"I love you, too." Trent replied.

After they finished the song, Kat, Dean and Nate received a storm of applause. Every couple from the hall had felt true emotion in the song and most of the teens were lovingly holding their date. But Kat had had her eyes set on a certain pair, ever since the first note was played. And when she saw Gwen and Trent kiss, she was incredibly happy. So happy, that when the song ended and the cheering and applause began, she jumped into Dean's arms.

"We did it! We brought them back together!" She cheerfully exclaimed.

"We did, didn't we?" Dean proudly grinned. He wrapped his arms around her and in the heat of the moment the two passionately kissed, leaving the crowd shocked.

"Oh, my God! She's cheating on Trent? With his best friend?" A blonde cheerleader asked not believing what she saw.

"I think they broke up, otherwise why would Trent be with that girl with teal highlights we saw earlier?" Her friend shrugged.

"Ha! Told you those two would end up together. You owe me 20 bucks!" A jock punched his friend's arm, who was frowning and looking for his wallet.

"I knew it." Trent murmured while a large grin spread across his face.

"What?" Gwen questioned.

"That my two best friends belong together." He replied.

"Just like us?" She chuckled.

"Just like us." Trent said, as he placed his arm around her waist.

The End

So, this is it, ladies and gentlemen. Our GwenxTrent romance has come to an end. I enjoyed writing this requested story (ContagiousPickle was the one who sent the idea to me). Hopefully, dear readers, you had a good time reading it. For my next projects, I plan on developing some ideas that came to me awhile ago, but if you have any good ideas that can be turned into interesting stories, feel free to PM me. Who knows, I might bring them to life.

Anyway, I would like to thank everyone who has reviewed (and will review) this story. With every nice word written in the review box, you've made me happy and determined me to update whenever I got the chance. Thank you for all the support!

I plan on writing many stories in the future, so I guess you'll be seeing more from me soon. :)

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