Mark walked around the school cafeteria, looking for somebody to sit with. Today was really his first day eating lunch in the cafeteria, since he had his
callback today. Suddenly, he saw Craig and Cat at a table and walked over to them.
"Hey, Cat!" Craig groaned, but nobody really noticed. "Mind if I sit here?"
"Oh, go ahead, Mark!" He smiled, and sat between the twins. "Great job at the table read toady. You're gonna be a great Maria." Cat smiled. She loved it when he complemented her. It made her feel like a person.
"Thanks! Same to you. I mean, you're gonna be a great Tony. Not Maria. You're a boy." She laughed, and he just smirked at her.
"I know what you mean." Cat decides to change the subject.
"So, where are you from? Did you just move here?"
"Oh, yeah. My dad got transferred here in Canada. We're from L.A."
"Oh, that's awesome!"
"Yeah." Cat looked at Craig, and Craig looked at her back. They really didn't know what to ask him. Mark cleared his throat, wanting to say something.
"So, would you want to come over to my house today after school? I mean, you don't have to, I was just saying that maybe we can go over lines." Mark said shyly to Cat. She blushed.
"I'd love that." She gave him a smile, and he smiled back.
"Okay. Well, you can come home with me if you want. I take the bus, I can probably sneak you on."
"Oh, yeah, that's fine. I'll meet you outside in the bus loop."
"All right. Hey, why don't we exchange numbers?" Cat suggested.
"Oh, yeah, that might be easier." He pulled out his white iPhone, and Cat whipped out hers as well.
"Oh hey, look at that. We have the same phone!" She said to him.
"It's a small world after all!" They laughed, and they put their phone numbers in each other's phones and handed their phones back.
"So, the bus loop after school?" Mark asked, confirming their plans.
"All right, cool." Mark looked into her eyes. He thought she had pretty eyes. No, scratch that, gorgeous. He has never seen anybody as graceful as her. You can only say that if you grew up in the weirdest towns and with the weirdest and most popular artists in the world.
Duncan knocked on the door of Trent and Gwen's house, and Trent opened the door.
"Oh, hey, Duncan. I thought you were working." He said to him.
"Oh, I'm taking the day off, to see if my workers can handle the shop with me." He told him, nodding his head.
"Yeah, trust issues. So what's up?"
"Gwen asked me to come over." He said to him. Trent looked at him.
"Oh, well, she's in the living room if you wanna go talk to her." Trent invited him in, and he went up to Gwen, who was quietly sitting on the couch. She noticed Duncan came in with Trent, and stood up.
"Oh, Duncan!" She walked over to him, and dragged him, which he didn't enjoy very much.
"You called me so you can drag me?" Duncan said harshly.
"No, I'm sorry. I just wanted you here."
"What's up? What do you need?"
"I wanna tell Trent. Today." Duncan got confused, but then thought about what she said.
"Oh! Okay. Well, you're doing it. That's what you get for getting drunk."
"There's a difference between spiked and drunk." Gwen assured him.
"Oh, trust me, there's really no difference." Trent walked in, to see if everything was OK.
"You guys all right?" Duncan looked at Gwen, and Gwen looked at the ground.
"Uh, Gwen has something to tell you." Gwen sighed as Trent sat next to them on the couch in the living room.
"Remember that party I went to? At John Green's house?"
"Well, my drink got spiked, and..."
"What? Is the baby OK? Are you Ok?"
"Something happened that I had NO control over." She stated very clearly.
"What happened?" Trent asked, not understanding.
"Oh, for God's sake, Trent! The baby's not yours!" She screamed out. She got all wide-eyed. Did she really say that out loud?
"Gwen...I don't know what to say. Is it Duncan's baby?" They looked at each other.
"No! Duncan wasn't even in town." Gwen said. Trent sat down across from the two, and looked down, trying not to cry.
"Trent." Gwen sat down next to him, and put a hand on his shoulder.
"Now I know how Courtney felt." Gwen gasped.
"Are you mad at me?" Trent nodded his head, stating he wasn't.
"Disappointed? Yes. Angered? Yes. But not mad. I can never be mad at you." Gwen gave a soft smile to him.
"I'm sorry. I've never wanted to hurt you in any way. I just have this huge guilt lying on my chest, and it's just so good to let it all off." She told him.
"I know. But know this." Trent grasped her hand into his, and came closer to her. "I will be here for you, no matter if this child is genetically mine or not. Because I love you, Anabel, and our child." Trent looked up at her baby bump, then back at her glistening eyes with tears in them.
"Thank you. I love you."
"I love you too. I always will." Trent put a hand on her stomach, and kissed her on the lips as his other hand held onto her hair. Duncan smiled, and thought of all the great things him and Courtney have shared together, and will share in the future. He couldn't wait to watch all of his children graduate, walk down the aisle to get married, give birth... Well, maybe not Craig on that last part. And most of all, he couldn't wait to share all of this with Courtney.
Ever since he saw her, he knew that one day he'd marry her. And now they've got the rings on their fingers, their children and his last name on her to prove it. Courtney Johnson. She was all his. All to himself, nobody else. That's just the way he likes it.
A/N: d'aw that's cute. :) I'm on vacay right now! I'm driving up to Jacksonville to spend the day with my cousin's, then tomorrow morning I'm headed up to South Carolina until the 24th. But don't worry; I'll still be able to upload! I have my wonderful new beta's Mariah and Jade. :) Say hi to them and they'll probably say hi back under the a/n. ((Heyyyy)) One of them, probably Mariah since I had Jade put up my TDArts chapter, will upload and spellcheck this for me if she doesn't mind! I'll send it to one of them once I get wi-fi. Otherwise this won't be up till the 25th or even later since I'm lazy. :P All right, talk to you all later!