"Aria, I can't believe you singed us up for some stupid music show," Hanna laughed as she crossed her arms over her chest. This is so stupid; I don't want to sing in front of everyone in Rosewood especially about my feelings. It's nobody's damn business how I feel. If I fail I have to take music again next year which I don't want to do. This is so the last time I have Aria pick our elective class. Hanna thought.
"Come on, Han, it's not that bad," Emily insisted Picking at her salad, trying to back Aria up.
"Like hell it's not; did you hear what Ms. Greenwood said?" Emily rolled her eyes. "Yes, we heard what Ms. Greenwood said."
"It's stupid that we have to sing on stage about our feelings to everyone in Rosewood or fail," Hanna said talking a bite of her sandwich.
"I thought it would be fun," Spencer confessed shyly before taking a sip of her soda.
Hanna swallowed the piece of sandwich she was chewing, taking a sip of lemonade. "The Spencer Hastings that got so freaked out and threw up on stage before she could sing the first two words "Mary Had A Little Lamb thinks it would be fun to have her own glee day?"
"I love Glee," Aria muttered as she texted vigorously.
"I can't believe Melissa told you that "Mary Had A Little Lamb" thing," Spencer muttered.
Melissa didn't tell me anything, Ali did," Hanna confessed.
Aria wasn't paying any attention as she texted Ezra. She felt eyes on her and looked up to see all of the girls staring at her. "What?" Spencer just grabbed her phone, causing Aria to squeal. "Give that back Spence!"
"I'm sure Ezra can wait," Spencer insisted. "God, I don't even text Toby this much. Spencer thought. " It's kind of annoying how you're sitting here ignoring us, ya know?"
"Fine," Aria whined, ignoring Spencer's second statement. "Now, what were we talking about before you stole my phone?"
"How pissed off Hanna is about being in the music class you signed us up for," Emily recapped.
"I don't get why you're so upset about singing on a stage," Aria shrugged. "You love being in the spotlight."
"Yeah but it's not one song, its three different songs. And they all have to be about 'what I feel inside'," Hanna whined. "If people want know what I feel inside read my damn diary." The other girls eye her suspiciously, so Hanna added, "Not that I have a diary…"
"Wait, back up, its three songs?" Aria asked, figuring she missed that detail on the flyer Ms. Greenwood handed out in class. I don't even want to know what else Ms. Greenwood has up her sleeve for the rest of the year. Aria thought.
"Okay, what is it with you today; are you high?" Spencer joked.
"No, I'm not high, Spence, I'm just happy everything's going good with Ezra and me."
"I'm glad you and Ezra are happy, but texting him while your best friends are trying to converse with you is not nice;" Hanna pointed out.
"Well, I'm sorry that not all of us have boyfriends that actually care about what their girlfriends are doing and how their day was and such," Aria basically snapped.
"Toby cares about me," Spencer claimed, extremely annoyed by Aria's naivety.
"Really? When's the last time you went on a date with him?"
"You're one to talk," Spencer snapped. "You and Ezra can't even go outside his stupid little apartment." She knew this would rile Aria up, but she didn't care much. Aria had already pissed her off.
"Spencer!" Emily and Hanna exclaimed.
"Aria, I actually earned my grades in English. You just got A's because you were messing around after hours with Mr. Fitz," Spencer joked, trying to lighten the mood.
Aria didn't catch the humor at all and frowned. "At least I'm not sleeping with a murder." The look in Spencer's eyes made Aria's heart drop.
"A little harsh, Aria," Spencer almost sniffled.
"Aw, Spence..." Aria tried to apologize. Aria realized she went one step too far.
Spencer just walked away from Aria, avoiding her desperate apologies. She needed to get out. Spencer knew she couldn't go home; if she went home her parents would know she ditched school. So she went to the only person she could think of that could make her feel better.
When she knocked on the door it opened almost immediately.
"Hey, Spence, aren't you supposed to be in school?" Toby asked her.
"Um-yeah but I had this fight with Aria and-" Spencer was talking but cut off by a woman singing.
"I heard stories of my grandpa child of the great depression,
How growing up broke creates a deep dark depression,
He sits in a rocker at the veterans down home,
Even when I go to visit he's still rocking all alone"
Toby didn't hear the music, causing him to ask Spencer if she was okay.
"Hm, what?" Spencer answered, snapping out of her daze.
"Are you okay? You spaced out and-"
"Who's' that signing?" She interrupted.
Before Toby could reply a petite, pale woman no older than 16 with dark brown hair came outside touching his arm. Spencer could have sworn she'd seen her before.
"Hey, Tobs, did you buy the peppy cola I asked for?" the woman asked.
"Carly, I'm kind of in the middle of something…" God, can't she leave me alone?
And that's when it clicked. Carly. As in, Carly Shay from the famous web show ICarly. Toby couldn't be… cheating, could he? Spencer thought. "Oh, no, it's fine. I was just leaving." Spencer made her way off the front porch, but Toby grabbed her arm gently.
"Spencer please wait," he pleaded.
"Dude, Peppy Cola! Where is it?" Carly tapped her foot, becoming impatient. She knew where the soda was, she just wanted Toby's attention.
"Top shelf in the refrigerator," Toby mumbled.
"Thank you," Carly smiled, turning back into the house. Mission accomplished looks like the girlfriend isn't too happy with tobs. Carly thought.
"Spence please don't leave," Toby pleaded.
Spencer just took herself out of his embrace and sprinted to her car with Toby running after her.
"I can't believe you did that, Carly!" Freddie scolded when Carly walked back into the house.
"Did what?" Carly smiled innocently, taking a sip of her peppy Cola.
"You know damn well what I mean," Freddie snapped.
"Would you two stop it! I'm trying to relax and you two are ruining it," Sam growled.
"Sorry," Carly apologized, going back to the guest room to check on her brother, Spencer.
Freddie just rolled his eyes and sat next to Sam. When did Carly start acting like this I feel like I don't even know her anymore.
"Cousin," Toby repeated.
Spencer looked down at her shoes, embarrassed. "Oh." I can't believe I made an idiot of myself, when did I start being one of those girls? Spencer thought.
He laughed. "I get it. If two guys were in your house and I didn't know 'em, I would probably punch them in the face, cousin or not," he joked.
This made Spencer giggle. "Thanks… Tobs."
Toby groaned, "Please don't call me that."
"Wait, Little Miss peppy can call you that and I can't?"
"Someone's jealous," Toby muttered. He let out a yelp when Spencer hit his shoulder.
"I heard that."
"What you guys think about the song?" Sam asked after nailing the last note. I know Freddie would like it, but Carly she might have some pointers as she says.
Freddie had come over still with a smirk on face to kiss Sam on the check. "It great you have a beautiful voice."
Sam smiled. . I knew it! What a nub.
"Where's Toby?" Spencer, Carly's brother, asked.
"With his girlfriend," Freddie answered, putting extra emphasis on the word girlfriend for Carly.
"Ooh, what's her name?" Carly's brother, Spencer, asked. I wonder if it's Linda, Sarah, Jackie, Leah, no maybe it's Sasha, or buffy I love buffy the vampire slayer.
"Spencer," Carly spat.
"What?" he asked confused.
"No, his girlfriend's name is Spencer," Freddie explained.
"Hm, well then, I'll need a new name… how about Larry!"
"I like it," Sam said sarcastically.
"Then it's settled! Spencer Shay is no more! I am now Larry Shay!" The three of them just rolled their eyes knowingly. This had to end badly
Spencer and Toby parted from their kiss, getting some much needed air.
"Are you ready to meet them?" Toby asked.
"Yes," Spencer smiled.
"Let's go," he grinned, leading her inside.
"I can't believe you like Toby! He has a girlfriend and you know it! You can't flirt with him!" Sam insisted.
"Sam that was before I saw how hot he is. Just because he isn't single now doesn't mean he won't be in the future!" Carly said. And with a little him from me he will be single in no time.
"I hate to break it to you kiddo, but you can't date Toby," "Larry" told his sister.
"Why not?" Carly whined.
"Well, for one he has a girlfriend, and two he's a little too old for you," Freddie explained.
"Only by a year!" Carly pouted. What is age difference my mom was two years older than my dad. Carly thought.
"Hey guys! I want you to meet someone…" Toby called, walking through the front door.
"You must be Spencer," Sam greeted.
"Yes. I am."
"It's nice to meet you," Freddie smiled.
"Yeah…" Spencer mumbled, feeling slightly uncomfortable.
"Erm, you-you met Carly earlier," Toby said, motioning to Carly.
"Yeah, it uh nice to meet you," Spencer said, giving a small forced smile.
"It's so nice to meet you too! I love your shoes where you get them?" Carly gave a fake smile.
"Thanks-uh my best friend Hannah gave them to me a couple weeks ago I don't know where she got them. But I can ask if you want."
"Hey," "Larry" butted in. "I'm Spencer Shay, but you can call me Larry so it isn't confusing."
"Oh, no! You can go by Spencer, too! I'll be Spencer and you be Spence? How about that?"
"Okay, perfect!" Spence smiled. "You're very pretty."
"Thank you. Me and my friends love ICarly." Spencer looked down at her watch and realized that if she didn't leave now, she would miss English class which is now being subtitled by Mrs. Montgomery. And if she did that her parents would know she ditched. "Well, I have to go!"
Everyone said their goodbyes and Spencer ran out the door.
That was weird.