Roles Reversed

Screw The Plan

Kareynn laughed sinisterly to herself as she watched Jude tear out of the parking lot. Now I am in. She thought to herself. Now no one can stand in the way of what I want! D came out of his office and asked, “Was that Jude?”

“Yeah.” Kareynn said, smirking

“Damn, she is gonna hurt someone.” He shook his head.

Tom walked into the lobby at the sound of D’s voice and glared at him.

“Why’d you fire Jude, she was the best producer here?!”

“I told you Tom, strike three, she’s out. That CD was the last straw.” D explained.

At this Kareynn looked at them curiously and asked, “What was on the CD she gave you?” in an innocent tone to throw suspicion off of herself.

“That is between me and Jude, now get back to work!” D said, angrily and walked into his office, as he did he signaled Tom to follow.

Kareynn turned and grabbed Tom’s arm and said, “Now that Jude’s gone, wanna go out tonight?”

Tom shook his head, “You don’t get it do you? All of my hard work is gone, as in I have no album. I have to start over completely and with no producer. Unless someone can come up with the missing disc, I won’t be going anywhere for a long time, hell, I might not even have a job here tomorrow. This is serious! I have to go!” and with that he turned and walked into Darius’s office and closed the door. Kareynn shook her head and went back to her desk.

In D’s Office

“Tom, did Jude give you the disc?” D asked.

“No, but she grabbed it on her way out.” Tom replied.

“Go get it from her, I need to check it out and send it off.”

“Yeah, no problem, I can have it to you tomorrow.”

“Ok, you can go now. Have fun with your time off.”

“Thanks.” Tom replied and with that Tom stormed out of D’s office and into the parking lot, slamming the door on his way out to make a scene. Knowing Kareynn would follow him, he called Jude.

From her desk Kareynn stared and thought to herself, Oh No, he must’ve got fired too, it’s all my fault! She walked outside to see Tom talking to someone on his cell phone.

“Yeah this is such a mess, D fired me too; the disc is gone. I’m over before I even began.” He said angrily. “I gotta go and grab my stuff from the studio. Bye.”

He heard Kareynn as he closed his phone and whirled around and looked her straight in the eyes as he said, “Just leave me alone.”

He breezed past her and back inside. Kareynn frowned and stormed back to her desk. She watched Tom walk out with his stuff and decided to follow him.


After Jude hung up with Tom she jumped in the shower and got ready to go. When he called earlier they made plans to go out to the place they were at a few weeks ago. She fixed her hair and put on a little makeup.


Tom drove to Jude’s house to pick her up. He sensed he was being followed, but couldn’t see anyone so he shrugged it off. When he arrived at Jude’s house he went up and knocked on the door. He saw her look out the window from somewhere upstairs and waved him in.

“You ready?” Tom shouted up the stairs.

“Almost, make yourself at home.” She yelled back.

A few minutes later she walked down the stairs wearing a red strapless dress that came to the knees and strappy red heels. Tom stared at her the whole time.

“Like what you see Quincy?” Jude asked, as she stood in front of him.

“You bet I do, you look hot.” He said. Jude smiled at him as she grabbed his hand and lead him out the door.

“That anxious to go?” Tom asked, sarcastically.

“Yeah, let’s go.” She said, “I need some fun after all I got fired today.”

From down the block Kareynn watched Tom and Jude walk to his car with his arm wrapped around her waist. She glared and followed them to the club. I am going to get what I want!

Jude and Tom walked into the club with strong beats blaring from the speakers. They walked over to the bar and got a couple of drinks before hitting the dance floor. Pretty soon a fast beat came through the speakers and Toxic started playing. “I love this song!” Jude yelled.

Tom laughed “Never thought you’d be one for pop.”

“Normally I’m not, can’t stand it, but I like this beat.” Jude replied.

Baby can't you see
I'm calling
A guy like you should wear a warning
It's dangerous
I'm falling
There's no escape
I can't wait
I need a hit
Baby give me it
You're dangerous
I'm loving it

They danced closer, bodies swaying as one to the beat

Too high, can't come down
Losing my head
Spinning 'round and 'round
Do you feel me now

With a taste of your lips
I'm on a ride
You're toxic, I'm slipping under
Taste of the poison paradise
I'm addicted to you
Don't you know that you're toxic
And I love what you do
Don't you know that you're toxic

It's getting late to give you up
I took a sip
From my devil cup
Slowly taking over me

Too high, can't come down
It's in the air
And it's all around
Can you feel me now?

They danced even closer, if it was possible, really getting into it.

With a taste of your lips
I'm on a ride
You're toxic, I'm slipping under
Taste of the poison paradise
I'm addicted to you
Don't you know that you're toxic
And I love what you do
Don't you know that you're toxic

With a taste of your lips
I'm on a ride
You're toxic, I'm slipping under
Taste of the poison paradise
I'm addicted to you
Don't you know that you're toxic
And I love what you do
Don't you know that you're toxic

With a taste of your lips
I'm on a ride
You're toxic, I'm slipping under
Taste of the poison paradise
I'm addicted to you
Don't you know that you're toxic
And I love what you do
Don't you know that you're toxic

Intoxicate me now
With your loving now
I think I'm ready now
Intoxicate me now
With your loving now
I think I'm ready now

They were out of breath by the time the song was over. They walked over to a table and Jude sat down and Tom went and ordered drinks. Kareynn walked in when they were dancing and now saw Jude sitting by herself and went over to their table.

“Hey, fancy seeing you here Jude.” She said in a sarcastic tone.

“What are you talking about?” Jude asked.

“I just thought with losing your job and all you would be depressed at home, not out here partying it up,” She said, “You know it’s unfortunate, the whole CD thing wasn’t your fault was it?”

“I knew it. You just want to ruin my life and take everything I have again!” Jude exclaimed. Jude walked up so she was face to face with Kareynn with clenched fists. Just then Tom walked up and saw the look on Jude’s face, if looks could kill this girl would be dead ten times over. He walked up and put the drinks down.

“Jude, drinks are here.” He said.

“Okay, thanks.” she said, without even breaking her stare.

“What about our plan?” he whispered.

“Screw the plan.” Jude said.

“Tom aren’t you gonna do something?” Kareynn asked with fear in her eyes, after all she knew Jude and she didn’t like this look.

“You know you deserve it for everything you’ve done.” He said, “Stealing her boyfriend, making her loose her job, trying to steal her boyfriend again and I don’t have enough alcohol in my system to stand between Jude and whatever she has her death stare on.”

“But…I…” was all she could squeak out before Jude slapped her, sending her to the floor.

Jude smiled and walked over to the table and sat down.

“Feel better?” Tom asked.

“Much.” Jude said, with a small grin on her face.

“Oh yeah, before I forget, I need the backup copy of the disc for D, I told him I would have it to him by tomorrow.”

“Ok, you’ll get it, but for now let’s go have some more fun.” Jude said, with a gleam in her eye.

“What did you have in mind?” He asked

Jude smiled as she glanced over at the stage. She quick ran up there and grabbed the mic and said, “Hey Kareynn, this one goes out to you.” Kareynn glared up at her and muttered something under her breath.

Jude cued the music and started to sing, she belted out with all her might and her anger left her, as it always did when she sings.

Don’t spit on me and shame yourself

Because you wish you were someone else

You look so clean but you spread your dirt

As if think that words don’t hurt

You build up walls no one can climb

The things you do should be a crime

You're queen of superficiality

Keep your lies out of my reality

And when you're nice it's just a pose

You're one of those

Haters

Traitors to the human race

Haters

What a drag

What a waste

I'd like to see them disappear

They don’t belong anywhere

Haters

Spinning a web that’s hard to see

Of envy, greed and jealousy

Feeling angry but you don't know why

Why don’t you look me in the eye?

You want my friends

You want my clothes

You're one of those

Haters

Traitors to the human race

Haters

What a drag

What a waste

I'd like to see them disappear

They don’t belong anywhere

Haters

Different life form

Different species

Broken promises and treaties

Talkin' bout exterminating

Not the haters

Just the hating

You say your boyfriend's sweet and kind

But you've still got your eyes on mine

Your best friend's got her eyes on yours

It all goes on behind closed doors

And when you're nice it's just a pose

You're one of those

Haters

Traitors to the human race

Haters

What a drag

What a waste

I'd like to see them disappear

They don’t belong anywhere

Haters

Haters

Later for the alibis

Haters

Any shape

Any size

I'd like to see them disappear

They don’t belong anywhere

Haters

Everyone in the bar cheered as Jude finished. She smiled as she saw Kareynn walk out the door. That will teach her for messing with me. Jude thought to herself.

Tom watched as Jude was smiling on stage, he could see it in her eyes, that was where she belonged. I am going to convince her to sing again he thought to himself.

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