My first Victorious Fanfic. It's Bori based. Hope you like it.
Disclaimer: don't own a thing.
It all started out like a normal day. I was up and getting ready to go to school until my parents told me I wasn't going. I asked them why and they told me that Hollywood Arts, the school Trina—my sister—is going to, is having 'Family Day.' A day where the Hollywood Arts students take their families to spend a day in Hollywood Arts to see what goes on. I sighed and we waited for Trina. Once she came down we headed out to her school. When we arrived I could see why Hollywood Arts was hard to get into, or so I heard. The students here are mad talented; Trina had auditioned and got in. How? I don't know, because when her ego gets in the way she has no talent.
I was brought out of my reverie when Trina told us that we had to head to the auditorium. We followed her and when we arrived I was surprised to see how big it is. It's huge! We followed her and sat down all the way in the front. I groaned at how close we were to the stage. My parents looked at me concerned, but I just shook my head. Then we looked ahead when the principal began to speak. He welcomed all the families of the students and said that we'll be following a day of every student. Great, I thought, we're going to have to follow Trina around. Why?
As soon as the principal stopped speaking we all got up and headed to the halls. Yet as we all headed out it became excruciatingly crowded. I had to grab onto my mom's purse like a five year old. Then I heard someone yell Trina's name; we turned around and saw a group of girls and their families come our way. They began chatting. As soon as they did I heard music. I walked towards it and saw a group of students sitting at a table. One was a guy playing a small, carry able piano. Another was a guy with puffy like hair holding a puppet. Another was a guy with tan skin and hair to die for. He reminded me of Aladdin—don't know why though. Another was a girl with velvet red hair. And lastly was a girl who wore gothic like clothing. I hadn't noticed I'd gotten closer until the guy with the piano spoke up.
"Hey." He said.
"Hi." I smiled shyly.
"I'm Robbie." Said the guy with the puppet. "And this is Rex." He said motioning to the puppet.
"I'm Cat. Tee hee." Said the girl with the velvet head.
"I'm Beck." Said the Aladdin look alike.
"I'm Jade." Said the gothic like—though not really—girl nonchalantly.
"You new here?" asked the puppet.
"No; I'm just here for family day." I said. "My sister comes here though."
Beck was about to say something, but was interrupted by someone calling my name. I turned around and saw my parents, and an unwilling Trina, looking for me. They caught my eye and came my way. When Trina saw André and the others she gasped. I stared at her expectantly.
"Tori!" she screeched. "What are you doing with them?"
My parents stared at her disapprovingly and I just stared at her with a blank face.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Why are you hanging out with tenth graders? They're so not cool—except for Beck."
"And you think you're cool." I muttered.
"Tori," I turned around and faced André, "you know Trina?"
"Unfortunately." I said. "She's my sister."
"Her cooler, hotter older sister."
I rolled my eyes as André said, "Trina when are we practicing for the big showcase?"
"Today after school." She said walking away. "You can bring your friends if you want."
"We're so sorry about Trina." Mom said.
"Yeah." Dad agreed and they soon followed Trina.
"Ignore Trina." I said. "Her ego can get the best of her sometimes."
"Tori!" yelled Trina.
I rolled my eyes. "Gotta go."
"See ya later girl." André said.
I smiled, waved goodbye and walked away. As we headed to her first period class I was dreading the rest of the day. Knowing Trina it was going to be bad. When the bell for lunch rang we followed Trina outside. I immediately saw André and the others. I wanted, so badly, to walk to them and get away from Trina. My mother saw my distraction and told me to go. I began to protest and she just pushed me towards their direction. I smiled and walked towards André. He noticed me and smiled. He motioned for me to sit down next to him.
"I saw you guys and so did my mom and she 'pushed' me here."
I smiled and then Cat asked if I was going to eat. I shook my head and told them that spending a day with Trina made me lose my appetite. They laughed, but stopped as music began to blast through the speakers. I recognized the music as Jennifer Love Hewitt's 'Can I Go Now.' The music was soon followed by Trina's voice. I saw everyone flinch. Halfway through the song I stood up on my seat, which means my feet are planted on my seat and not the ground, and interrupted Trina.
"Trina!" I yelled.
"What!" she yelled into the mic, by now the music had stopped.
"You're off key." I said nonchalantly.
"Too." She said.
"Ha." I said triumphantly and sat down again.
"If I'm off key then why don't you sing?" she challenged.
"No thanks." I said. "Now I'm hungry."
I got up and went to get lunch, but stopped mid-step. I turned around and looked at André. He gave me a confused looked, but soon realization crossed his face. He shook his head smiling and got up. I gave him a sheepish smile. Soon he began to lead me to where I can buy lunch.
When the school day was over, I was grateful. I can only take so much of Trina. And I've been dealing with her for my entire life. When we arrived I went straight to my room. I took out my pear phone and texted André. He had given me his number so we could keep in touch. I texted him.
Hey André, what time are you coming over?
Now. I'm outside with Beck and the others.
I'm on my way downstairs.
As soon as I reached the last step the doorbell rang. I heard Trina say she'll get it, but I ignored her. I opened the door and let then in. They smiled and entered. Once Trina came downstairs she told André to head to the piano. I told the others that they could make themselves at home. I went to the kitchen, brought some cups out of the cupboard and filled them with water. I placed the drinks on a tray. I lifted up the tray and began to head back to the others.
"When I make it shine!" sang Trina off key.
That made me jump slightly, but enough to drop the tray with the drinks. Everyone looked at me.
"Geez Tori," said Trina, "can't you be anymore clumsy?"
I shot her a glare and retorted—mimicking her, "Geez Trina, can't you be anymore off key?"
"Why I outta—"
"You outta what?" I said interrupting her.
"I outta—forget it! I don't even know why you were born." She said. "You ruined everything."
I sucked in a breath. "Trina!" everyone said.
"If that's what you think," I said through the knot in my throat, "then why do you even handle me?"
I gave her a hurt look. "Tori," she began but I walked out on her and into the backyard.
"Trina," Beck said, "you went too far."
He walked out the way I came and followed me. He stopped in front of me when he saw I was sitting in the swing.
"Yeah." I said. "I know she didn't mean it, but it still hurts."
"I see." He said; we sat there in silence until someone came up.
"Beck go inside; I'll handle this."
"Jade," he said warningly.
"Don't worry Oliver; I'm not going to hurt her."
He sighed and got up. He looked at me and I stared at him. His eyes brought me in deeper; like he could see through my soul. We continued to stare at each other until Jade cleared her throat. Beck rolled his eyes, but walked away. We stayed in silence until she spoke up.
"Well get up and lets go back."
"Yeah." I said. "Why are you being nice?"
"Trina's told me how you got jealous every time a girl spoke with your boyfriend, Beck."
"One: we broke up. Two: we're friends now, so he can speak to whoever he wants. And I'm only mean to people who get on my bad side. And Vega you're on my good side. Just don't hurt Beck." I stared at her confused. She just shook her head. "Ready to go back?'
We headed back and as soon as I entered Trina came up to me and began to apologize. I sighed and forgave her. Then Jade told her that if she ever does it again to be prepared for the worst. I looked at Jade and she just shrugged her shoulders nonchalantly. I smiled and went to sit down. I saw that the mess was picked up and that new drinks were on the table.
"So André," I said.
"When is the big showcase?"
"Four months from now."
"Good luck." I said.
He smiled and nodded his head. Then Trina began to sing again. She yelled to André to go slower and he did. I sighed, gave André some aspirin and went outside. I felt someone following me and saw that it was Jade. She looked worried and I smiled. I led her to the swings and we sat down. We began to swing and soon I found myself singing.
"Here I am
Feeling lost but now and then
I breathe it in
To let it go
And you don't
Where you are now
What it would come to
If only somebody could hear
When you figure out how
You're lost in the moment
You disappear. . ."
"You know," Jade began, "you're amazing. Why don't you audition for Hollywood Arts?"
"Nah, I'm good." I said. "Don't tell anyone about this, please. I don't want anyone to know; especially since I'm not good."
She scoffed and rolled her eyes. We got up and headed back inside. I saw André packing up. I asked him if they were done rehearsing and he said that they were done for today. I nodded my head and asked when he's coming back over again. He said tomorrow after school. Then my parents came down.
"Where's Trina?" mom asked.
"Her bedroom, I think." I said.
"You guys are done practicing?" dad asked.
"Yes sir." André said.
"Would you guys like to stay for dinner?" mom asked. "We're having steak."
"We just need to call our parents." Robbie said.
My parents nodded their heads and waited as André and the others called their parents. A few minutes later they all said that their parents said yes. I smiled at them and they smiled back. I went upstairs and to my room and began to change. As soon as I stepped out of my room I heard Trina singing. I opened her bedroom door and stepped in. She smiled at me and I smiled back.
"Why didn't you sing like that? It would have been better." I said.
With that I left her room and went downstairs. Sitting in the living room were André and the others. I asked them what they were doing and Beck told me that my parents told them to wait here while they made dinner.
"Well, why don't we do something?"
"Like?" André asked.
"Soccer?" I said unsure.
"Okay." They said.
We headed to the backyard. My parents asked me what we're doing and I told them that we're going to play soccer while they made dinner they nodded their heads and told us to be careful. We said fine and I went to get the soccer ball. When I had the ball we began forming teams. André and Beck were the captains. André chose Jade and Beck chose me. Then it was Beck's turn because André chose first. Beck chose Cat and André was left with Robbie. Robbie put Rex down, Rex saying that he would rather watch.
Soon enough we began playing. Beck had passed the ball to Cat, who passed it back to him who passed it to me. I did some fancy footwork and lifted the ball in the air. André was standing in front of the goal as goalie—since we don't have enough players—making sure that I don't make it in. I positioned myself and did a high kick—that's famous in my school—and made it in. Cat 'yay'ed and glomped me; I fell to the ground with her next to me—still hugging me. After she let go we got up. André and the others stared at me surprised.
"Where'd you learn to do that?" asked Robbie.
"I'm on my school's soccer team. My high kick is famous in the school. It's nothing to be amazed about."
They nodded their heads and we continued playing. When we finished Robbie said that Beck, Cat and I won by two points. I cheered and hugged Beck, wrapping my arms around his neck and my legs around his waist. He lost his balance for a little bit, but regained it before we fell. When I knew what I was doing I got off him, blushing and mumbling an apology. Before he could say a word, my parents told us that dinner was ready. We walked towards them and sat down around the patio table. I sat next to Beck, but avoided eye contact. When dinner was over and dessert was eaten they left.
After I helped my mom wash and dry the dishes I went upstairs to my room. The next day I woke up to my alarm beeping. I got up and did my morning routine; when I was done I went downstairs and was welcomed to my mom making breakfast. I stared at her and she smiled. She asked me if I was okay.
"I'm fine." I said. "Just surprised to see you making breakfast for us today."
"Oh, that. Yeah well I decided to make breakfast for you guys. Nothing special."
I nodded my head and sat down. Soon I had my breakfast in front of me. I thanked my mom—I have manners you know—and began to eat. As soon as Trina came downstairs I was already heading towards the door and to my ride. Once I stepped into the car, Julie—my best friend whose name is Julienette, but we call her Julie—drove off.
"So," she began, "how was 'Family Day' at Hollywood Arts?" she asked.
"Yeah." I said. "The only time it was eventful was when I met André and his friends."
"Do you have a picture?" she asked; by now we had arrived to school.
"Here." I said showing her a picture of them.
"Hey, Aladdin look alike is cute."
I laughed, but agreed with her. Then she told me to make sure to win his heart. I blushed an told her that he's out of my league. She scoffed, but dropped the subject. While we headed to our lockers my pear phone beeped, alerting me of a text message. Julie asked who it was and I told her Beck, the Aladdin look alike. She wiggled her eyebrows and I hit her arm, lightly, smiling.
Where are you right now? He asked.
School. And now I gotta go. In homeroom.
See ya later then.
I replied back and put my phone on vibrate. The school doesn't mind you using your phone, you just have to make sure its on silent or vibrate. That way you won't interrupt class. Julie and I put our phones in our pockets and sat down. Soon the others students arrived. As soon as the bell rang we all went to our first period class. As soon as we got to the girl's gym locker room we began changing. Few minutes later the gym teachers told us that we could head out. We met up with our friends and soon we had to be seated in our assigned spots. Once the teacher took attendance and we stretched, she told us to head to the soccer field that we're going to be playing soccer against the seniors.
"Great." Muttered Mai, my cousin.
"Why the sarcasm?" asked Julie.
"Because our grade, the tenth graders, can be so competitive. Its annoying."
"True that." I said.
Once arrived we saw that the seniors were already there. We went to the opposite side of the field and chose a goalie. Mai had a pissed off look when they placed Julie as the goalie, but I gave her a look and rolled my eyes; knowing Julie she'll come to where Mai and I are at once she switched with another person. Then you'll have the Terror Triplets. We got that nickname during freshman year from the seniors that year. At first we didn't like it, but then we got used to it. Now we live up to it.
When the whistle blew, Mai, Julie and I were somewhat exhausted and sweating. We looked at each other and smiled. The teachers told us that we'll continue the game tomorrow. As we headed back inside and into the locker rooms, Mai asked me how 'Family Day' at Hollywood Arts was. I told her everything and she rolled her eyes at Trina's antics. When I told her about Beck she began cooing—saying this like 'Aw! You like him!' and 'Aw! Its so cute how he was worried about you!' I blushed, but rolled my eyes. she began laughing. When the bell ending gym rang we headed to second period. On the way there I got a text. I checked it and saw it was from Beck. It said:
Which period are you heading to?
In Sikowitz's class.
With that I entered the class and sat down. By the time it was my the last period of the day I was already ready to head home. When Mai, Julie and I sat down we noticed our music teacher smiling. We looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders.
"Well class I have good news." She chirped. "One: I'm engaged." We all cheered. "Two: your mid-year projects."
We all groaned. We knew that we were going to have mid-year projects, just that we didn't expect to have them assigned to us so soon. Once the teacher calmed us down she explained to us that we could work on it as a group or independently. Mai, Julie and I decided to work together.
"You have to choose a song that affects you." She said. "You can play it or use the karaoke version, but you must perform it. No excuses."
With that the bell rang. As we walked out Ms. Ramirez stopped Mai, Julie and I. he asked us if we're going to the big showcase in less than four months. We told her yes. She nodded her head and said that we'll see her there, with that went out of the school. On the way home we were talking about what song we should sing. I thought of one and told them. They nodded their heads and agreed with it, but said that we should think of others. When we arrived I saw Trina's car was in the driveway and so was Beck's and André's. Mai looked at me confused and I told them André's here to rehearse with Trina. They nodded their heads and got out of the car. When we entered, we were welcomed to Trina yelling at André; telling him to go at a slower tempo. I rolled my eyes and asked Mai and Julie if they wanted a snack. They shook their head and placed their bags near the doorway.
"About time you got home." Trina said.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah." I said waving her off.
I said 'Hi' to the others and asked them if they wanted a drink. They said no and I sat down next to Beck. Mai and Julie sat down next to me on the floor. While Trina and André rehearsed, the rest of us were talking. We were interrupted when André asked me if he had aspirin. Mai got up, went to the cup board and brought out a bottle of aspirin. She gave him some and took them. Soon they began rehearsing again. By the time they finished I had a massive headache. I asked André and the others if they were going to stay for dinner again. They nodded their heads and called their parents. Then I asked Mai and Julie. They said yes, but wanted to know if their family could come. I told them to give me a minute while I asked my parents.
I called my mom and asked her if Mai and Julie's family could come for dinner. She said yes and I hung up. I told Julie and Mai and they cheered. They called their parents and told them. When they hung up, they told me that their family will be coming. I nodded my head and asked them if they would help me make dinner. They nodded their heads and we went to the kitchen. As soon as we got there my parents came through the door. My mo told me, Mai and Julie not to worry about dinner, that she'll handle it. We nodded our heads and told André and the others to come out to the backyard/ few minutes later Mai and Julie's family joined us in the backyard. I was engulfed into various hugs by my family.
As we waited for dinner I introduced my family to André and the others. There was awkwardness at first, but soon the awkwardness disappeared. As we waited for dinner to be finished, my family and I decided to play soccer. André, Jade, Cat, Robbie and Beck decided to sit this one out. We split up into teams and Mai, Julie and I were in the same team. We smirked at each other and nodded our heads. As soon as we began playing we all became serious. Between family and friends we tend to play rough because we've been going at it for years. We still went at it even though my mom said that dinner was ready. We told her a few more minutes and she sighed.
"Mai!" I said. "Do it!"
With that Mai kicked the ball and it went up into the air. I positioned myself ad did my famous high kick. It went past my cousin, who was playing goalie, and into the goal. The girls and I cheered and then tackled each other.
"Alright!" my mom said. "Dinner time."
With that we got up and went to the table. I got compliments from André and the others and I smiled at them. Beck asked if we always played that rough and we nodded our heads. He nodded his head and we all began to eat. When dinner was eaten and dessert was served we all began chatting animatedly. I pulled Mai and Julie towards the swings so we could talk about the music mid-year project. I asked them if they thought of any other songs and they said no.
"So we're going with 'These Words' by Natasha Bedingfield?" I asked.
"Yup." They said.
Soon we began planning how we were going to do it. I told them to stop when I saw a figure walking towards us. when I could see who it was I breathed a sigh of relief. When Jade was in front of us she asked why we're here. I told her about the project for music class. She asked us what we're planning on doing and I told her. We just didn't know how we're going to perform it. She told us that we'll figure it out. We nodded our heads and began chatting amongst ourselves. Then more figures came our way.
"So this is where you ran to." André said.
"Hey guys." I said.
"Sup girls." He said. "What are you doing?"
"Talking." Jade said. "Now go. Except for Cat."
"Why?" Robbie asked.
"Because we're having girl time. Now go." Jade responded.
With that they left. I looked at Jade and thanked her. She nodded her head.
"Why didn't you want them here?" Cat asked.
"I don't you want them to hear what we're talking about." I said.
"You mean on how you can sing?" I looked at Cat wide eyed. "When Jade came after you the next day I followed. I saw that you were swinging yourself on the swing and then began to sing. So I stuck around and heard you." She said. "And don't worry. Beck, André and Robbie don't know about it."
"Thanks." I said.
She smiled then said, "Once my brother tried keeping his girlfriend a secret, but it was hard because she always took things from our house." She finished giggling.
Mai, Julia and I just stared at her. Jade told us to mind too much about it because she's always like that. We nodded our heads and began chatting again. Cat had pulled up the lyrics to the song we're going to sing for the project and we began splitting up whose going to sing what. Mai and Julie had suggested that I sing the high note since I'll probably be able to reach them and I agreed. Then someone called Mai's name. It was Mali—Mai's twin, though her name's Amalia we just call her Mali. We got up and went her way. She said that all the kids want to play man hunt. I agreed and so did the others. The adults had gone inside to talk amongst themselves.
We split up into two teams. Jade, Cat, Mali, Julie, Mai, the other girls and I against the guys. The girls and I wanted to make it even and have even numbers of boys and girls on the teams, but when my cousins and Julie's brothers began making faces I changed my mind. The guys went out of the gate while the girls and I hid. Jade, Cat, Julie, Mali, Mai and I had taken the younger kids with us. as soon as we were ready I yelled to the guys that they could come in. we waited a few seconds and then we left our hiding spots. Jade and the rest of us stayed low. We were close to 'base' when we heard a scream.
We turned around and saw André, Beck, Robbie and Julie's brothers advance our way.
"Run!" Cat yelled.
And run we did. I knew that there were three of the younger kids that couldn't run at a fast pace so I told Cat and Jade to pick up two of the three while I picked up the third. We picked them up and ran quicker. I saw that all the girls were on base and safe. The guys were picking their pace. I saw Beck close to catching me so I did some fancy footwork and spun. I held onto the child a little bit tighter and ran to base. When I made it the girls cheered and hugged each other.
"Tori," Mali said.
"What was the footwork that you did?"
"I don't know." I said. "I just did the first thing that came to mind that could give me an advantage."
"Nice." Said Mali.
The guys came to us and said that they want a rematch. We agreed and they began walking towards the gate. Before they could exit, my parents and the rest of the adults came out. They asked what we were doing and we told them. They nodded their heads and said that they were going to play too. Mai and Mali's, Julie's and my mom came with us while our dads went with the guys. When they guys exited and closed the gate we all went to hide again. This time half the little ones went with their and my mom. Jade, Cat and I still held onto the three little ones. When we were ready we called them in.
The same thing as before happened and except that my footwork got fancier. When we finished we saw that it was late. Everyone left except for André, Jade, Robbie, Cat and Beck. The stayed behind to help us clean up. Once everything was back into their place André and the others left.
A month went by and Trina's ego still keeps getting in the way of her actually singing good. I've tried to coach her in making sure her ego is in control, but it doesn't work. While André works with Trina at my house with Beck and Robbie keeping him company, I was at Mai's house practicing with her and Julie for our mid-year project with Jade and Cat giving us their opinions and ideas every now and then. And soon it would be time for the big showcase.
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