Lunar Skylar

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Get over it

“Come on. Let’s get you cleaned up.” Alex said taking Xander into the bathroom. He started taking his clothes off. “Guys leave.”

“Urgh.” Calvin cringed.

“So, anyways. I’m going to edit a video and then upload it.” I said.

“Guys...I think we should start uploading regularly.” Noah suggested.

“Yeah.” I sighed sitting on Xander’s bed. “Why on earth--”

“Guys, we’ve been looking for you.” Jay said walking in with the rest of the guys.

“I thought you guys said you don’t smoke?” Dylan asked.

“I knew they were lying and you guys didn’t believe me.” Jamie said proudly. “I’m always right.”

“Jamie shut up and is that Vodka?” Tyler asked.

“You’ve been drinking?!” Jordan raised his eyebrows as he looked at us in shock.

“No--”

“Look, drugs?” Thomas said.

“Guys stop. Go. All of you--”

“You guys could get into serious trouble by police--”

“Thomas, Jordan, Jay, Jamie, Tyler and Dylan. You guys better get out this room--”

“One question, why do you have drugs?” Jamie cut in.

“We didn’t use them!!” Noah snapped. “So go!”

“He’s not lying...” Dylan said.

“Interrogation time.” Tyler said.

“Did Sky use them?” Thomas asked.

“No--”

“Calvin?” Jordan crossed his arms.

“No--”

“Alex?” Jay asked.

“No--”

“Xander?” Jamie asked.

“No.” He lied.

Everyone gasped.

“Yo this is crazy.” Jamie scoffed.

“Okay, guys out--”

“Why?” Jordan walked up to him.

“No reason.” Noah lied.

“He got dumped.” Jamie speculated. “And he was depressed?”

“No--”

“So he is depressed--”

“Not really. Ish. Guys just please go.”

“And where is he now?”

“Guys--”

“Okay, we’ll go.”

“I’ll come too. Sky?”

“Noah. For the last time. What the fuck will make you think that I would spend a second with them?!”

“Jee. Calm down. Okay. Oh and guess what?”

“What? Come to--”

Then he kicked everyone out the room. “Calvin you too.”

Once everyone had gone. He reached under Noah’s bed and pulled out a box. It had our address and my name on it.

“What happened?”

Then he gave me some flowers and a--”

“Ferrero Rocher--”

“I love those.” I hugged him. Then I looked at the flowers. “Roses. My favorite.”

“Yep.”

“So you do listen to me when I speak?”

“Yep.”

Then I pulled out. Then smiled. “It’s been a while since you gave me flowers..”

“Yeah.” He frowned. “I am terrible at being a boyfriend.”

“I know.”

“You’re supposed to say the opposite--”

“No. The truth...but really...you remembered? You were so busy on your phone.”

“I was typing what you were saying on my Notes...”

“Really?” My eyes sparkled.

“Yeah. Hey, your eye color changed again.”

“Really?”

“Yeah. But one eye is brown and the other blue. That’s never happened.”

“Yeah.” I looked at him confused. “Is something wrong?”

“No. I just love you so much.”

“That’s nice of you.”

“We can’t sleep here.”

“Why not? Door’s locked.”

“They’ll hear us.”

“We’ll be extra quiet.”

“Okay.” He said.


“Xander will kill us if he finds out.” I laughed.

“God sake.” He ruffled my hair putting his clothes back on. “Your necklace...” He looked at it coldly. “Are you...” He shook his head. “I’m being stupid. Don’t worry.”

“My mum bought it for me.” I lied quickly putting my clothes back on.

“Thank god. I thought you were cheating on me for a sec.” He exhaled. “And I forgot.” He said showing me the box. “Open it.”

“What?”

“Go on.” He said.

I opened it and saw the shoes. Holy shoes. I gasped. Then frowned. “These are so expensive. How--”

“Pocket money.”

“Why would you? That’s your money...”

“Yeah. But..I’d rather spend it on you.” He kissed my forehead. “Air Jordan 1.”

“Noah...” I hugged him. “Thanks..”

“No problem.” He kissed me again. “I love you.”

“I love you too.”

“And I gotta go, do--”

“Do you want to hang out with us?” I mimicked his voice.

“That’s scary.”

“You’ve asked me a million times...” I frowned.

“I didn’t mean to upset you.”

“Nono, it’s not that...it’s just...” I sighed. “Never mind.”

He sat next to me. “Tell me.”

“No--”

Then he hugged me. “Please tell me.”

“You don’t think Jay...doesn’t like me?”

“He loves you.”

“...Then why doesn’t he spend time with me? I always have to be the one to phone him..”

“I’ll talk to him.”

“You’re really...kind....”

“Yeah?”

“Yeah..Noah...would you ever hit me?”

“What? No.”

I looked at him properly. I believed him. “So no matter what I do...you’d never hit me?”

“Have you--”

“No, I did nothing wrong. All I’m saying is what if I piss you off someday..?”

“I’d never. I promise..I only hitted you because of..Xander...” He wiped his tears. “But he won’t hit me again..”

“You seem unsure.”

“What if he accidentally hits me?”

“He won’t.”

“Okay...”

“He regrets it real bad.”

“Okay.” He sighed. “So, do you want to hang out with us?”

“Noah. For the millionth time. NO.”

“No?”

“Well nah then. Of course I want to go and hang out with my abusers.”

“Sky, they won’t hurt you again.”

“What if they do? What if you’re not there to help me? What if they don’t just hit me? What if they do worse?!”

“They won’t hurt you! I promise.”

I looked at him clearly. He wasn’t lying...“How can you be so sure?”

“I’ve known them all my life and I know they regret it just as much as I do.”

I looked down at my hands. “I believe you...but I don’t know what it is but they just scare me. I mean, they can kill me anytime. What if do something wrong and they don’t like it? What if they hurt me or--”

“Hey, calm down. Don’t worry. I promise they won’t hurt you..”

“Noah..”

“Xander will definitely kill them and so will both Alexes, and then Mason, he’ll destroy them and I, will make sure they’re bodies aren’t in this earth.”

“You’re sweet.” Then I smiled.

“We are just like Joker and Harley.”

“Joker ignores Harley.”

He fell silent. “I meant sociopath, psychopath...”

“But Harley always gets left behind...”

“And that’s how I treat you..”

“Treated you. Not treat. Remember, past tense.”

Then he smiled. “You’re such a nerd.”

“But for real for real...I was Harley. I’d always help you but you’d ditch me to do your business. I was madly in love with you to break up...until I had enough.”

Then he wiped my tears. “Harley and Joker break up at the end. But us two are still here. A couple. With two babies now. Twins. And probably in the future, we’ll be married. I’ll teach Cole how to play football--”

“Sexist.”

“And you can teach Cleo how to cook and sing.”

“Sexist! I won’t be fucking cooking. You will!!”

“Calm down. We’re not even married yet.”

“Oh. Right. Sorry.” I blushed.

“Don’t worry, we’ll both teach them...and I’ll also do some cooking.”

“Some?”

“Okay, we’ll sort it out. You can do Monday to Wednesday and I’ll do Thursday to Saturday and then Sunday, is takeaway night!!”

“No. Saturday.”

“We’ll change it.”

“You know how hard it’s for me to accept change.”

“We’ll work on that. Adjustment disorder. Aiden has it and he’s coping.”

“Yeah. But he kissed me though.” “I kissed a boy and I liked it, it tasted of--”

“Sky!!”

“I’m just kidding...I don’t love Jordy anymore..I guess I love you now.”

“YOU LOVED JORDY?!”

“Until now--”

“What?!”

“Calm down. It’s not like you don’t like Addison.”

He blushed. “But that was a month ago.”

“Whatever. Now you got me.” I said sitting on his lap. “And no one will dare come near you. They’ll have to go through me first.” I kissed him.

“Same. I won’t let anyone get to you. And that’s a promise. If anyone ever hurts you, they’ll pay. Big time. Just send me the address and superman will come save you.”

“I thought we were sticking with Harley Queen?”

“Okay, that too.” Then he paused. “Sky I saw the dress you were planning to wear to the party.”

“I told Gemma it was too short for me but she didn’t care. But don’t worry, I like it.” I lied. “Do you like it?”

“Yeah. I do. But I don’t like it when you wear it.”

“It’s fine. I’ll wear it so long as you’re happy.” I swallowed. “Besides Gemma says a good girlfriend needs to dress properly for their boyfriend. And wearing hoodies and shorts shorts to a dress party is weird. I’m supposed to wear a skirt to show off my curves..”

“Don’t listen to her--”

“No, she’s right...I think...”

“She’s a bad influence but ignore all that...Sky you know I love you the way you are..right?”

“Yeah.”

“And I’d never judge you by what you wear?”

“Yeah.”

“You didn’t need to buy a dress. I saw you trying it on last time. I saw you looking at yourself uncomfortably and then you stared at the hoodie which you were wearing before. And then you shook your head and fake smiled at yourself. Sky I saw you were uncomfortable.”

“I wasn’t.” I lied.

“You don’t have to impress me by wearing some next level tight ass dress.”

“Gemma says. And I do what she says.”

“You shouldn’t.”

“She said you probably wouldn’t want to go out if you saw me wearing a hoodie and shorts to a dance.”

“...She said that?”

“Yeah..”

“Sky why would you listen to her?!”

“I don’t know. You dated Madison. She wears short skirts and--”

“You wear almost butt high shorts that are fucking tight, so?”

“No, she wears dresses and make up--”

“You do too--”

“Only for special occasions.”

“And you look amazing.”

“I knew you liked me with make up.” I got up. He sat me back down on his lap. “I’ve known you for sixteen years and I know you hate make up and dresses. I know you’d never ever ever wear them apart from special occasions...”

“I’m sorry for that...I just...I’ll change if you want. I’ll wear jeans and dresses and make up. Just don’t leave me..I’ll never cope if you do. I promise I’ll dress like you want and--”

Then he kissed me. “I can’t believe you’d do that for me.”

My heart sank but I put a fake smile on. “I’ll go to my room.” I said leaving. I went to my make up stand and looked at all the make up I bought. I only buy it when I go out with Gemma...I applied some mascara and did my eyebrows with eyebrow pencil, then put lip gloss on and eye liner and then blush. I opened the drawer and pulled out my hair extensions. I put them on and looked at myself. Then I burst out crying. How am I supposed to be like this for the rest of my life?

“Are you crying?”

“No.” I lied wiping my tears.

“Why you crying?”

“Happy tears.” I lied. “I’m happy.”

“Sure?”

I swallowed and looked at myself again. Then I stared at the makeup remover bottle. My lip started trembling. “I’m fine.” I got up and was about to leave when he hugged me. This made my heart break. Then he went over to the stand and took the make up remover bottle and gave it to me. Then he took the extensions off.

“You really think I’d make you do all that?”

“What?” I looked at him confused.

“Well...I just wanted to see how much you loved me.”

“Really?” I started taking it off.

“I know you’d never be able to cope with wearing make up. I mean, you freak out.” He started laughing. “I love you the way you are. I love the fact you are a tomboy. I love you for you. Madison, she wasn’t my type. I just knew you’d be jealous of her. And I was right.” He ruffled my hair. “I’d never change you. Instead I’d leave you but I won’t because I love you too much.”

“Really?”

“Yeah. You’re my type. Tomboy. Not girly girl. I feel you. You do too. And I’m willing to spend the rest of my life with you forever.”

“Really?”

“Yes really. I love you. And ignore Gemma...” Then he smiled and went out the room. He came back later with a hoodie and leggings. Blue. Baby blue and white!!

“Woah!!”

“Yeah woah!!!” He handed them to me. “They matched your trainers. I bought them online and they arrived together.”

“Noah this must’ve cost you a fortune...” I frowned.

“Yeah. Don’t look sad.” He smiled. “I wanted you to take them to the dance but then that happened...”

“Yeah..”

“So...like them?”

“Yeah, course I do.” I hugged him. “Noah when I said show affection to me, I didn’t mean buy me gifts...I meant YOU. I wanted you to tell me you love me.”

“Okay. I love you, happy?”

“Why...never mind.” I groaned. “I know you want to go hang out with your ‘so called’ friends...”

“You’re not mad at me...for being friends with them?”

“I just...Noah...they’re a bad influence--”

“Woah! And Gemma isn’t? She fucking put bullshit into your head--”

“At least she doesn’t go around beating people up does she?!”

He looked at me silently. “You’re still not over it?”

“How could I be when every time I’m alone I keep imagining that they’re there. Even if I know they’re not!! I’m always ready. Ready for the punch or kick or--”

Then he hugged me. “I’ve been so hard on you. I’m sorry. If you want...” He pulled out. “I’ll stop being friends with them...if that’ll make you happier and calmer?”

“No Noah...I just...please stop asking me to..hang out with them. I’m not ready...”

“Okay, I won’t. I promise.”

“Thanks.” I mumbled. “I don’t feel safe.”

“I’ll make you safe--”

“No. I know you’ll try to but I can’t feel safe...especially with everything that’s happened to me..I don’t even feel safe.”

“We’ll be there..”

“I know.” I sighed.

Then his eyes caught the three shoe boxes under my bed. “Let me guess, Xander bought you those?”

“No, I already had them.”

“Oh that’s so cool.” He said opening them when he froze. “That’s not yours.”

“What?”

“They’re too expensive. Your credit card and...you still haven’t answered on where the fuck you got the money?”

“I...got it from my mum.” I lied.

“Sky is something wrong?”

“No just back off!!”

“Okay! Okay!!” He took a step back. “Just how exactly can you afford this?”

I swallowed. “None of your business.”

“Tell me.”

“I don’t know who it is...but it keeps sending me by post.” I lied.

“Post?”

“Yeah...” I lied again.

“I’m sorry if I..scared you.” He hugged me. I feel so fucking guilty. What the fuck am I thinking?!

“Sky you okay? I didn’t mean to scare you. I’ll make it up to you..”

“It’s fine.” I fake smiled.

“It’s getting late...can I?”

“Yeah. I’ll be fine.”

“You sure? I don’t want to leave you alone, actually, let’s watch a movie.”

“Noah! We got to the next level!!” Calvin rushed into the room.

“Seriously?!”

“Yeah! Come on!”

Noah looked at me and back at Calvin. “It’s fine. I’ll stay here.”

“Noah...” Calvin frowned. “It’s fine.” He left the room.

“He’s upset.” I said. “Noah, I’ll play Roblox while you go hang out with your friends.” I said logging on to my new tablet.

“And how did you afford that?!”

“Like I said, it’s the person behind the letter.”

“I’ll be back.” He kissed my forehead. “I feel bad. You’re alone in this room and--”

“It’s fine.”

“Okay.” He got up and left.

I’m supposed to go to Roblox..but nah. Google.

Watches for females

And that’s when I found it. Eesh. I’m rico!! Si habla espanol.

Pink and silver, £2,500!!! OMG!! I added it to my bag and then started shopping.

Emerald and diamond pendant £3,500

Hoverboard, neon purple and glowing colors, £300

I’m fucking rich!! Then I continued buying,

Ruby and Diamond teardrop drop earrings! £3,570!!

Added to my bag. I’m fucking rico.

PRINCESS CUT EMERALD TENNIS BRACELET IN STERLING SILVER!! £2,930

Oh my god!!

LOUIS VUITTON NEW WAVE MULTI-POCHETTE, £1,610.00

Then I bought everything. Okay, two days delivery here it comes!

Then Victoria appeared. “YOU’VE SPENT £14,410!!!!”

“Vic chill. So?!”

“You need to stop spending and buy good stuff for your studies! Focus on them not buy bullshit!!

“I will...soon...so fuck off now.”

She scoffed. “Don’t count on me next time you need someone.”

“I won’t need you. You’ll just start shouting at me!”

“Suit yourself.” Then she vanished.


“Sky you okay?” Calvin whispered.

“Patrick’s trial is due soon.” I panicked.

“Don’t worry.” He said stroking my cheek. “Everything will fine.”

I sat up. “I can’t face him..”

“You can. Mason’ll be there.” He nodded at Mason who was fast asleep. “He’s really tired.”

“Yeah...”

“Sky you can do it.”

“It’s next week..”

“You’ll be fine. Besides, you got Esmeralda and Harley.”

“Okay...they’re great lawyers.” I smiled. “I always wanted to be lawyer...just like Harley...”

“But you chose medicine.”

“I guess...but...Alex isn’t happy...?”

“What?” He sat up.

“He never likes medicine.”

“Nono, it’s because Mr Trent.”

“..Oh..” I rubbed my eyebrows. “I’ll go check up on them. Get some sleep.” I said getting up. I knocked on Xander’s door. “Xander? Alex?”

I saw Xander wiping his tears. “Sky? Why you here?”

“Just checking up on you...after Neha..and before.”

“I’m fine.”

“He’s just upset.” Alex said stroking his cheek. “Neha’s left him for good...”

“I hate myself--”

“It’s not your fault.” Me and Alex at the same time.

“Bro, sis, sync.”

He smiled. “Sync?”

“Whatever.” I smiled. “Do you want a hug?”

“I’m fine.”

“I believe hugs make people happier.” I hugged him. I felt tears rolling down my back. “It’s my fault..” I wiped my tears. “If I only didn’t open my mouth.”

“Stop blaming yourself.” Alex said. “Come on.”

I laid in between them. “I’m sorry.”

“It’s not your fault.” Xander looked at his phone.

“Xander you need some sleep.” Alex took Xander’s phone from him.

“What if she texts me?”

Then the front door opened. “Hello people of century.” I heard Alex sigh and tired footsteps going upstairs. She went into my room and came out after a few seconds. Then went into the room.

“Xander?”

“Hi Alex.”

“Have you been crying?” She wiped his tears and hugged him.

“She dumped me.”

“That’s horrible.”

“By text.” Alex 1.2 said.

“That’s really bad.”

“I really love her...”

“I’m sure she loves you too.”

“Then why would she break up with me?”

She dumped her her bag and took her coat off. “Shuffle up.” She said collapsing next to Xander. “I’m so exhausted. I’ve got a day or so off.”

“That’s great.”

“I’m gonna sleep--”

The her phone started ringing. “Hello?”

“We have an emergency--”

“I can’t--”

“We have too many patients!”

“I know--”

“I’m sorry but you have to come.”

“I’m tired--”

“We all are...but we need all staff ASAP.”

“B--”

“We need--”

“I’ll be there in ten.” Then Alex cut the call and burst out crying.

“Alex don’t cry.” Xander started wiping her tears.

“You’re not going. You deserve a rest. You’ve not slept for ages, you’ve got bags under your eyes!!” Alex said.

“I do try and cover them up.”

“And it works. People think you’re fine.”

“I’m exhausted.” She got up and sighed. Then she started walking to the door, clearly exhausted.

“Alex don’t go..” Alex 1.2 blocked her way.

“Alex, I’ll be fine.” Alex 1.1 said to him.

“No, you’re tired. Exhausted. You look tired.” Then he flicked the light on. “Alex you’re loosing weight!!”

“It’s just a bit.”

“When was the last time you ate?!”

“Hospital, but we barely have proper time.”

“You need to eat.”

“I’m fine.”

“Come on Alex--”

“Don’t make me break your necks. Just let me go. I’ll be fine.” She mumbled.

“No--”

Then she walked out the room.

“Alex--”

“Xander don’t stop me!”

“Come on...”

“Xander just go sleep. You have school tomorrow.”

“How are you getting there?” Alex asked.

“Drive, like before.”

“I’ll drive you.” Alex offered.

“Okay.” She almost slipped but Alex caught her in time. “Alex go sleep. You’re exhausted--”

“I’m fine!!”

“Okay..”

Then they left. I bit my lip. “She looks tired.”

“Yeah...she’ll be fine...”

“You don’t seem sure.”

“We both know she won’t be fine.”

“She’ll be in hospital so she’ll be fine.”

“Okay..” We went back to bed but a few minutes later the front door opened and then I heard footsteps up the stairs. Heavy. I started panicking. Should I wake Xander up?--

Then I heard the person go to Alex’s room. I quickly jumped off the bed and started walking to the door. Then I saw Alex 1.2 gently carrying Alex 1.1 to her bed. I walked in. “What happened?”

“She’s tired. Passed out.” He said pulling her pyjamas out her drawer and taking her scrubs off. “She’s worked so hard.”

“Yeah...she has...”

Then her phone started ringing. Alex 1.2 answered it. “Alex where are you?!”

“Well, she’s passed out.” Alex said.

“Who are you?”

“Alex, her brother.”

“Alex? Alex?”

“No, Alexander is me.”

“Oh. Alexandra and Alexander?”

“Yeah.”

“Is she okay?”

“Yeah...she’s exhausted..”

“I feel terrible..I know she is. She tries so hard...”

“Yeah.”

“Okay, I need to go but best of luck.” Then she cut the call. Alex put Alex’s phone next to her. “She’s amazing isn’t she?”

“Yeah. Always willing to help anyone.”

“Yeah.” He stroked her cheek. “She’s so exhausted.”

“Yeah..she is..” I watched her sleep. “So sweet.”

“Yeah. She is. Any guy will be lucky to get her.”

“I think she likes that paramedic.”

“Yeah. Whoever you’re talking about.”

“Maybe we should sleep.”

“Yeah.” He sighed laying down next to her. Then he took a blanket and shared it with her. Then kissed her forehead. “She’s so tired..”

“I know.” I got up. “I’ll go to Xander. We all need to sleep.”

“Yeah. Night.”

“Night.”


“Sky?” I heard Xander wake me up. “Hey?”

“Xander?”

“Yeah.”

“What time is it?”

“School. Wake up, come on.”

“One second.”

“Come on Sky.”

“Fuck off!!”

“Sky...”

“I want to sleep!!!”

Then the door bell rang. “Who fixed it?”

“Alex did. 1.2. He was worried about Alex so he fixed it so that next time Alex 1.1 came home late, he’ll help her up the stairs.”

“Oh. That’s sweet.”

“Yeah--”

“SKY!!” Alex called from downstairs.

“Urgh!” I got up and started walking down the stairs half asleep and half dead.

“Parcels for Lunar Skylar?” The guy asked.

“Yeah that’s me.”

“Did you order--”

“No.” I lied.

“Okay, but here they are.” He said giving me six boxes. “Sign these papers.”

I took the pen and did some bullshit signature. “Nice day.” I said going into the living room and laying down on the couch.

“Sky! Up!!” Alex hissed. “Where the fuck did these parcels come from?”

“I don’t give a fuck. I want to sleep!!”

“Get upstairs and get changed now.” He said. I went upstairs and into the shower. I jumped as I saw Calvin. “FUCK’S SAKE COVER YOURSELF!!”

“I know you’re obsessed with me.” He teased putting a towel on.

“No I’m not. Just go!!” I snapped. “I need to wash!!”

“Try not to think of me.” He winked.

“Urgh!!”

“Obsessed with me.” He left.


“And so who exactly bought these to you?”

“Dunno.” I sighed opening the boxes. Then I gasped as I saw the hover board. “I got one!!”

“Yep. Now you can’t use mine!” Calvin ruffled my hair and started drinking his orange juice bottle.

Then I opened a small bag and saw the bracelet. One pair of beautiful bracelets. And the other box, Emerald and diamond pendant!! And beautiful tear drop Ruby and diamond earrings!!

Then I put them on. “Calvin? Like it?”

“Yeah. You look amazing.” He shut his phone down. “They look really expensive.”

Then I picked the watch and put it on. “It looks amazing!!”

Then Calvin got up and sat next to me. “That looks really really expensive!!”

“Yeah...” Then I opened the last box. And pulled out a legendary,

“Louis Vuitton!!”

“Jeez. Who’s giving you all this?”

“I don’t know.” I said taking my blazer off and putting the small bag on me. “Looks amazing!!”

“You look amazing.”

Then the door opened and Xander and Alex came in.

“Interrogation time.” Xander said closing the door behind him.

“Who’s buying you this?” Alex looked at me suspiciously.

“The person behind the letter...I think?”

“Oh.”

“How can you be so sure?”

“I don’t know but...I don’t know.” I lied.

“Noah’s not gonna like this.” Mason said coming into the room. “It’s not a secret admirer...right?”

“No.”

“Okay.” He started drinking his can of fanta.

Then the door knocked. “Noah hold on I’m changing.”

“Hurry up!!”

I started taking everything off and shoved it under my bed.

“Sky?!” Xander hissed.

“Why are you hiding them?” Alex whispered.

“Guys, cover for me.” I said taking my blazer off. “Come in Noah.” I said putting my blazer back on as he came inside.

“Why’s everyone here?”

“Erm...they came to give me..erm..orange juice.” I snatched it off Calvin.

“Lies.” Noah sighed. “So..erm..” Then his eyes caught my ears. “Are you cheating on me?”

“No. Alex and bought it for me.” I lied.

“Is that true?” He crossed his arms and looked at Alex suspiciously.

“Yeah.” He lied.

Then Noah turned around and I glanced at him. He was miming he’s gonna kill me.

“Alex is lying.” Noah said. “Who is it? A secret admirer?”

“No.” I said.

“First trainers. Now jewelry.”

“Trainers?” They all asked at the same time.

“I think I forgot--”

“No, who is buying you all this stuff?”

Then I saw Victoria. “Sky, I’m not helping you.” Then she vanished.

“Sky? Hello?”

“What?!” I snapped. “Just fuck off!!” I shoved past him and went into the toilet. “Vic I need you more than ever.” I whispered.

“No. You said me to fuck off.”

“Okay, I’m sorry...just give me an excuse.”

“You’re dealing drugs.”

“What?!”

“You heard me. Drugs.”

“What?!”

“Just..lie.”

“They’ll be constantly checking up on me.”

“Hey, just say, it’s you. Not a secret admirer and then tell them you can’t say what you’re doing. And then accidentally say, drugs.”

“What?”

“Just do it!!” Then she vanished.


“Guys, I must come clean. Well drugs--”

“DRUGS?!” Alex stood up and walked over to me, furious.

“Nonono, that came out wrong--”

“No--”

“I’ve been ordering this stuff.” I said.

“You can’t afford all this!!” Noah said looking freaked out.

“Just 14k and 500quid.”

“WHAT?!” He ran his fingers through his hair. “I cannot believe you.”

“Hey, calm down. Okay, I’m doing something and it doesn’t involve you guys so back off. I’m fine.” I said.

“What are you doing?” Mason crossed his arms.

“Nothing.”

“But--”

“It doesn’t involve you guys so back off my case.” I hissed. “My business not yours.”

“Sky..whatever you’re doing...is it safe?” Calvin shut his phone.

“Yeah.”

“Sky..”

“Xander don’t worry. I’m fine. I’m doing my job well. Get paid decent amount everyday. Simple as. No--”

“You never leave your room.” Alex cut in.

I smiled. “You guys are so blind.”

“What?” He looked at me confused

“A stalker can come into the house and rob us without any of you knowing. Last night I thought there was a robber but turns out it was Alex.”

“Yeah. It’s creepy how you hear everything.” He sighed.

“Okay, we’re late.” Xander said checking the time.

“Okay.” Then I smiled. “Check out this new watch.” I rolled my sleeve up. “Cost me £2500.”

“You’ve got serious issues with money.” Xander said opening a cupboard and giving me my pills.

“Wait..yesterday’s necklace...?” Noah walked up to me.

“Mum didn’t buy it, it just cost £250.” I sighed. “Oh well.”

“And go put your shoes on. Where’s your PE bag?” Alex said slumping down on the sofa and scrolling through his phone.

I went upstairs and packed my brand new shoes. Then I saw the ones Noah bought and I smiled. He meant more to me so I took them and put them in the bag.


“Guys this is so crowded!!” I complained.

“So, after school, rehearsals--”

“I’m not going anymore...I can’t...Calvin won’t be there. I need him or I’m not going. I can’t stand on that stage alone and even if he’s part of the play, he’s not main character--”

“I told you, you’re obsessed with me.”

“I really wanna punch you!!”

“Okay chill. Anyways, I forgot to tell you...”

“What? I’m obsessed with you?!”

“Hey you admitted it!”

“Urgh...I guess Avery can take my place...I’ll be alone in stage and sing alone..I can’t do that...I really want to go...but no hope..”

“Actually..I’m playing Phillip Carlyle!!”

“No way...” Then I frowned. “You’re winding me up again.”

“Actually he isn’t.” Xander said.

“Guys?”

“Yeah.” They said on their phones.

Then I hugged Calvin. “This is crazy!!”

“The hug or the--”

“The news--”

Then Noah took a photo and posted it. “Sorry guys.”

“Xander you saw that?!”

Then his phone started ringing. “It’s Neha!!”

“Answer it.”

“Okay.” He said. “Hi.”

“Hi..erm..do you wanna erm....do you love me?”

“Yeah. And..I know you don’t...but I just want to say you are the best thing I’ll ever get.”

“Oh shut up. How about us?!” Calvin said.

“Is that Calvin?”

“How does she know?” I huffed. “I’m always gonna be the stupid one.”

“Exactly.” Calvin said.

“Noah.” I hissed.

“Calvin shut up.”

“So..I still love you.” Neha said. “And I can’t stop thinking about you.”

“Same...and breaking up with me by text...it’s bad..”

“I couldn’t come..I know I didn’t have the guts to.”

“Well..I’ll see you in class.” He said trying to fight back tears.

“Are you crying?”

Then he cut the call.

“Xander what are you doing!?”

“Water.” He said stopping the car. Then he cleared his throat. “Okay, I’ll call her again.”

“Sorry, Calvin cut the call.” He lied. Then Calvin was about to say something but I covered his mouth.

“Oh. Erm..I love you..do you wanna go out?”

“What?”

“I mean, out...like a date? Start fresh?”

“Seriously?”

“Yeah.”

“Sorry, I need to cut the call, let’s talk in class.” He cut the call.

“You are so stupid.” Alex laughed scrolling through his phone.

“What was I supposed to say?”

“What was I supposed to say.” Calvin mimicked.

“Calvin shut up!!” Then he sighed. “I didn’t know what to say after that.”

“Yeah, you’ll see her in class. Let’s see if you have anything to say.”

“Alex please shut up.”

Then we started making kissing noises.

“Will you all shut up.” He blushed.

“Someone’s in love.” He nudged him in the ribs.

“Whatever.” He smiled. “So we’re back together.”

“Yeah.”

“Alex do you have a girlfriend?” Xander asked.

“No.” He lied.

We all knew he was lying.

“You guys are so bad at lying.” I laughed scrolling through my tiktoks. “Guys I need to post something like fast.”

“Yeah?” Alex asked.

“Maybe a dance?”

“Which one?”

“How am I supposed to know. Or maybe a prank. Hey, I know.”

“No, you’re not doing that, wrap me in plastic one.” Noah said.

“Yeah. That was the most hardest thing I’ve ever done. Mainly because I got community service.”

“But it blew up.” He said.

“Yeah.” I said reading the comments. “They want me to do the ‘supalonely’ dance.”

“The what?”

“The ‘I’m just a loser’ one.”

“Oh I see why.” Calvin smirked.

“What?” I looked at him confused. Then it hit me. “Wait, you calling me a loser?!”

“Accent change alert.”

“Stop. Please.” I mumbled. They started laughing. “I swear I’m cursed.”

“Don’t worry.” Noah smiled.

“We’ve arrived. Guys take your skates. Better be home by five. And call me if you need to stay a bit later.”

“Okay.” Calvin and I said at the same time.

“Sky I got you chocolate. Lindors.” Noah said as we walked down the hall.

“That’s sweet.” I kissed him on the cheek. “I feel so bad.”

“Tell me what job you’re doing.”

“Noah, let’s not argue now.”

“Sky you know I love you and I’d never ever wish for you to get hurt. You’ve been through so much--”

“Noah, let’s not cause a scene.”

“They’re not looking at me, they’re looking at you.”

“I know. They’re looking at us both.”

“Yes. But we need to act normal.”

“They can literally hear us.”

“Yeah and we better get in class before god knows what.” He said as we entered the class. “I wish you sat next to me.” He said.

“I wish too.” I said as he put the Lindors in my bag. “I love you. Just...if anything’s wrong, let me know. I’m here for you...okay?”

“Yeah.”

“And--”

“Noah, if anything happens, I promise I’ll tell you. Okay?”

“Okay.” He said. “I don’t want to see you get hurt.”

“I know.”

“Sky--”

“Noah, I’m fine. Just please go. I’ll be fine. I promise.” I said as he kissed my cheek. “Please don’t lie to me if something’s wrong. I’d never ever judge you...because I love you..I’m sorry for before and how stupid I was. I always judged you without...listening to your side...”

“It’s not fine. But for the sake of this conversation. It’s fine...”

“I’m sorry..”

“It’s fine...I’ve been the worst girlfriend. I snap at you and I don’t tell you the truth because...” We walked to the corner of the room where no one can hear us. “Because I’m scared I’ll get hurt or loose someone or something bad will happen and I just...anger makes me feel better...if I’m angry...I can forget the pain..until I start crying...I mean...I just...I’m tired--”

“Don’t cry.” He wiped my tears and hugged me. “I know you’re scared. I’d be scared if I’d been through everything you’ve been through. I mean..it’s hard...”

“Yeah..and..it’s all just so complicated and scary...”

“Don’t be scared anymore. You got us now. You’re never going to be alone. You’ll always have us all. My parents, Mason’s parents, your parents, Harley and Esmeralda, and everyone. Seriously everyone. So stop being sad. You’ll be fine.”

“Thanks.” I smiled. “I’m just really scared but..I’ll be fine..”

“You’ll be fine and I will kill anyone who tries to hurt you.”

“You’ll be in trouble..” I sighed. “I just...Patrick...and the doctor. The trial’s next week!”

“I know. Don’t stress. You know what you have to say. You have evidence...”

“Patrick knows people. He will get proof against me and once he’s out...he’ll go after Cleo and Cole.”

“Hey, stop crying.”

“You know he’ll manage to escape.”

“GUYS! Back to your seats.”

“Come on. Mason’s next to you. Gemma, Lucas and Aiden are near you. No one will touch you. You’ll be safe.” He said kissing my forehead and going back to his seat.

I quickly went back to my seat as everyone started sitting on their seats.

“Sky you okay?”

“I’m fine...for now.” I wiped my tears.

“You’ve been crying, why?”

I was about to say something when Miss said my name.

“Skylar?”

“Yeah?”

“Here Miss.” She corrected.

“Oh.” I blushed.

“Mason?”

“Here Miss.”

“You okay now?” He asked.

“Yeah.” I whispered. “Do I look okay?”

“There’s a reason all the boys like you. Even if you were pregnant.”

“Yeah..” I blushed.

“Okay, guys, partner up.” Miss said. “Noah, Calvin. Since when did you both sit together?”

“Miss allow it--”

“N--”

“We’ll behave.”

“How will I tell the difference?!”

“You will. Look he’s Noah, I’m Calvin.” Calvin said pointing at Noah.

“Okay..” Miss sighed. “Everyone choose a partner.”

I looked at Noah and Calvin. I could pick Noah but...no. He deserves some free time.

“Sky don’t you--”

“Us two.” I said. Then I saw Gemma alone.

"Gemma why are you alone?"

"Twos..." She frowned.

“Gems wanna join us?” Lucas asked.

She looked surprised and smiled. “Yeah.”

“Sky, don’t worry. She’s got Lucas and Aiden.”

“Okay.” I smiled at him. Then he smiled. “You care so much.”

“What?”

“I love you.”

“Thanks. Now, let’s get on with the lesson.” I said looking at the board and answering the first question. Then the second one.

“What’s your biggest fear?” Mason read from the board. “Oh, my biggest fear is tarantulas. Just like Lucas. You?”

I bit my lip trying to fight back tears. “I’m on my period. I need to go toilet.” I lied.

“But it’s the seventeenth--”

“Early I guess.” I ran out the classroom and into the toilet crying.

The door knocked and Noah came inside? Calvin?

“Calvin? Noah?”

“Noah...” He sighed sitting next to me on the counter. “You’re not on your period are you?”

“No.”

“Period blood on Xander’s sheets. No.”

“Shut up.” I nudged him in the ribs. Then burst out crying. “He’ll hurt them..”

“Patrick?”

“He’ll come and hurt Cole and Cleo...Noah we need to do something. What if...what if he makes a stupid lie and wins the case?”

“What? No. It’s impossible. He said the lies! The police officers heard him!!”

“No legal proof. For example, no recording. The officers only heard.”

“Aiden should’ve recorded.”

“But I’m sure..I’m sure you’ll win the case. We’ll win the case.” He kissed me.

“Noah...he’ll find proof.”

“He did kiss you, twice.”

“But still..the officers have no recording, they just heard and Aiden said they only heard us for like 30 seconds.”

“Sky...” He wiped my tears. “I promise you’ll be fine.”

“No...”

“Hey, stop crying. You’ll be fine.”

“I’ll be fine...” I mumbled. “Just..I don’t want to loose the case..”

“You won’t--”

“They heard 30 seconds!!”

“Hey, Aiden witnessed it!”

“So?! Patrick knows people!!”

“Listen, calm down.” He said.

“I can’t. What if he wins the case?!”

“Sky, hey. Calm down.”

Then I started moaning. “Sky, are you having a seizure?” He looked at me worriedly. Then my hand started shaking. “Calm down Sky. You’ll be fine. Shhhh.” He whispered laying me down properly on the counter. “Please be quiet.” He whispered.

After a few seconds I’d stopped shaking and he hugged me. “Don’t over stress. Don’t worry. You’ll be fine.”

“Okay...” I said as he laid my head on his lap.

“Don’t worry..”

“This is the first time you’ve ever stuck around until my seizure finished.”

“Yeah and I’m really sorry.”

“You’re doing a great job with this brand ‘new boyfriend’ thing.”

“Whatever...” Then he checked the time on his phone. "Let's go back to class."


“All of you, listen. This year, it’s all going to be different. You all have talent." Miss Rose said. “Dancing, acting and singing.”

“It’s all going to be stressful and we’ve got until December.” Miss Lee said.

“Two months and we need to learn how to hang from ropes and you all need to learn your lines..so much. We need to buy equipment and costumes and lots of other stuff.” Miss Rose stressed.

“So everyday we’ll be rehearsing, Saturday and Sunday included. No off days.” Miss Lee sighed. “We are going to push you all until December. Get ready.”

“So, dancers, this way!” Miss Lee said as half the people went into the dance room.

“And singers, here!” Miss Rose said. We walked up to her and she started handing out booklets to us. “All thirteen of you, need to learn how to sing. Now, you all partner up, Sky, Calvin, go to Natalia.”

“So, you both are Phillip and Anne.” Natalia said. Then she took three highlighters out. “Both of you sit down.”

“Okay.” I said as she handed one to me and Calvin.

“You both need to learn all the songs.”

“But this book is like--”

“You auditioned. You need to be 100% committed. You can’t back out.”

“Not true but I’m not planning to.” He said. “Hey, Sky you get to kiss me.”

“I won’t.”

“You’re too obsessed with me.” He teased.

“Shut up. I’m not.”

“Did you think of me this morning?”

Then I slapped him across the head.

“Ow!”

“You had that coming.” Natalia said. “Let’s start with Re-write The Stars?”

“Yeah.” I said looking at the lines.

“Calvin?”

“Yep.” He said.

“Okay, I’ll get the sound on.” Natalia said opening her laptop and putting the speakers on. “Ready?”

“Yep.” Calvin said glancing at me. “Ready?”

I looked at everyone. “Can’t we do it in private? I can’t..” I whispered to Calvin.

“You have to. You need to get over it.”

“Get over it?!”

“You know what I mean. Just..forget they’re there. Besides, they’re not looking at us. They’re too busy learning their lines.”

“Okay.” I said. Besides, my back’s turnned to them so they can’t see me. Good.

“Ready now?”

“Yeah.” I said as she started the sound.

Noah started singing. ”You know I want you

It’s not a secret I try to hide
You know you want me
So don’t keep saying our hands are tied
You claim it’s not in the cards
And fate is pulling you miles away
And out of a reach from me
But you’re hearing my heart
So who can stop me if I decide it’s on my destiny?

What if we rewrite the stars?
Say you were made to be mine
Nothing could keep us apart
You’ll be the one I was meant to find
It’s up to you, and it’s up to me
No one could say what we get to be
So why don’t we rewrite the stars?
And maybe the world could be ours, tonight.."

Then she paused it. “Sky come on. Sing your part,” She said going a few more seconds back.

Calvin started singing again. ”So why don’t we rewrite the stars?

And maybe the world could be ours, tonight.."

I closed my eyes. “You think it’s easy

You think I don’t wanna run to you, yeah
But there are mountains (But there are mountains)
And there are doors that we can’t walk through
I know you’re wondering why
Because we’re able to be just you and me within these walls
But when we go outside
You’re gonna wake up and see that it was hopeless after all

No one can rewrite the stars
How can you say you’ll be mine?
Everything keeps us apart
And I’m not the one you were meant to find
It’s not up to you, it’s not up to me, yeah
When everyone tells us what we can be
And how can we rewrite the stars?
Say that the world can be ours, tonight...”

“OH MY GOD!!” Natalia squealed. I opened my eyes confused and turned around. I almost had a heart attack, everyone was looking at me. Then they started clapping. I blushed and was about to go but Calvin pulled me back.

“Both of you, amazing. You both hit those notes high and clean!!”

“Thanks.” I mumbled.

“Yeah. So, next?”

“Lets go over it again.” Natalia said. “This time Sky, don’t whisper. Let it out.”

“Can I go toilet please?”

“Yeah--”

“I’ll go toilet too.” Calvin lied. Then whispered something into Natalia’s ear. After he started hurrying after me. “Sky what’s wrong?”

“How am I supposed to sing?!”

“You can..”

“But that incident. Everyone will laugh at me. This was a mistake--”

“No. Come on. Put these on.” He gave me his airpods. Then took my phone and started playing the song. “Sing it. Let it all out. No one can hear you.”

“Okay.” I sighed.

“8D.” He said.

“That’s even better.” I smiled. Then I closed my eyes and started singing, ”You know I want you

It’s not a secret I try to hide
You know you want me
So don’t keep saying our hands are tied
You claim it’s not in the cards
And fate is pulling you miles away
And out of a reach from me
But you’re hearing my heart
So who can stop me if I decide it’s on my destiny?

What if we rewrite the stars?
Say you were made to be mine
Nothing could keep us apart
You’ll be the one I was meant to find..
"

Then I turned to him and smiled. ”It’s up to you, and it’s up to me

No one could say what we get to be
So why don’t we rewrite the stars?
And maybe the world could be ours, tonight.."

Then I saw him smile. "You're incredible." He said showing me his phone. "Calvin what have you done?!" I screeched snatching his phone. He'd already posted it. I stared at the likes. "Calvin I'm going to kill you!!"

"You can thank me later."

"I hate you!!"

"I love you too." He smiled and ruffled my hair.

"You think this is funny?!"

"Yes."

"I will kill you."

"No you won't." He said already leaving the toilet. Then I looked at the hall.

"I can't do this. I sound terrible--"

"No you don't!!"

"They threw tomatoes at me and everyone was laughing AT me."

"Because you had tomatoes on you!!"

I looked at him silently for a while, then sat on the floor. He sat next to me. "You're voice is beautiful. They weren't being mean, they were laughing at you."

"That sounds good and bad."

"No..they love your voice but it was funny. You can't lie, if someone else got tomatoed, you'd be laughing."

"I just...what if it happens again?"

"Stop...stop over thinking. This time, you've got us all. No one will touch you. I swear." He said wiping my tears. "Just stop crying. You are safe with us all."

"That's what everyone says and then bam. I get attacked."

"Come on. Lets read the comments. They're rating you out of 10." Calvin said. He showed me his phone and then the comments.

'Simpsonzz, 10*!!'

'KK, she's so talented. Why is she angry at him?'

'Yeng Ten, 'I follow her, I never knew she could sing. I mean, she can dance and act but sing?!'

'Popsycle280, 'she sounds so goo 1000/10!!!'

'Greg, 'I'm simping right now'

"Okay, that's already got like 30k likes.." He sighed shutting his phone down. "You're great at singing."

I looked down at my hands. "It's going to be so awkward singing in public again...I haven't sang in front of anyone for...months."

"Yeah.." He lifted my chin up and wiped my tears. "Stop looking scared and lets get on with our roles."

"Okay." I got up. We walked down the hall and to Natalia.

"You're back!"

"Yeah." I smiled.

"Okay. Are you gonna sing?"

"Yeah." I said. "Calvin?"

"Yeah."

"Okay, from the top." Natalia started the song.


"Okay, as you both know, you'll be dancing and singing and hanging from ropes. It's going to be really hard, you both could get easily injured, I mean..yeah." Piper sighed. "Can you both sing?"
"No." I said sarcastically.
"Sing and dance?"
"High school musical." Calvin said.
"Okay, you'll both need to dance now. So...blazers off." Piper said. "First thing you need to know is balance."
"We have balance."
"Grab these hula hoops. And do what I say. So, first move.."
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