Roles Reversed

Making Memories of Us

Early the next morning a shadowy figure stood outside the darkened and deserted G-Major. This figure slipped a large yellowish clasped envelope under the door and turned and walked away with a smirk.

Meanwhile…

Tom and Jude were asleep on the couch, all tangled up in each other. Jude groaned as she awoke with a jolt to the sound of her cell phone ringing uncontrollably. She looked at the clock and saw it was 7:00 in the a.m., she couldn’t believe it. Who would call me at such an hour she thought.

“This better be good if you are waking me up this early." Jude snapped as she answered her phone.

“Well good morning to you too." The voice replied.

“Hey, what’s up?” Jude asked, as she wandered into the other room and shut the door.

“I need you to get over here now; there’s something you need to see."

“What’s going on?” Jude demanded.

“Just get over here."

“Fine.”

She strode into the other room and Tom asked groggily, “What was that about?”

“I don’t know, but I have to go in for a bit. You wanna come or stay here and catch up on your beauty sleep?” Jude replied as she was throwing on new clothes.

“Bye.” Tom said, falling back asleep.

“Bye, where are your keys?” Jude asked and thinking to herself yeah right, he’s really gonna let me take his baby.

“On the table.” He answered.

Jude looked at him surprised and grabbed the keys and took off to the studio.

When she got there she saw a bleach blonde head sitting at the receptionist’s desk working furiously at the project in front of her. Jude smirked and walked over to hospitality and grabbed coffee. I’ll have to talk to her later. Wonder when she got here. Jude thought.

“Good Jude, you’re here.” D said, as he walked into his office from Studio B where Kwest was working with a new artist.

“Yeah, and what was so important that I had to come in on my vacation and at 7 am on top of it?”

“These.” replied Darius handing her a yellowish clasp envelope.

Jude opened the envelope and slipped some pictures out. There was one with her wearing her bathing suit at the mall and striking a pose, one of her and Tom walking into the store with his arm around her, one of Tom with his arm around her waist and pulling her into the lake with him and another of them on the ground laughing. Jude smiled at the last one and held back her laughter.

“They’re cute.” Jude said. She pointed to the one where they were walking into the mall and said jokingly “This one can be our Christmas card.”

Darius shook his head and Jude said “I don’t see the issue, what’s gonna happen if these get out.”

“Not much can happen, but these mean something more than just tabloid attention. First off, it means someone is following you and second, Jude there is a line that is being crossed. You two are old enough to make your own decisions, but don’t let it affect your work.” D said firmly and Jude nodded.

“What are we gonna do about the person following us?” Jude asked.

“Well, we don’t exactly know who it is, but we did get the person who delivered the pictures on the surveillance camera I just had installed.” D responded.

“Cool, let's take a look.” Jude said.

Darius brought her to the surveillance room and slid the tape into the player and hit play. It showed a man walk up and slip the envelope under the door. As he turned to walk away the light from the street lamp grazed across his face.

“Pause it.” Jude said. As he paused it Jude looked closely at the man and shook her head.

“Know who it is?” D asked.

“Yeah, and he’s pretty harmless.” Jude replied as she straightened and turned to face him.

He gave her a well are you going to tell me look and she said “It’s …”


Tom woke with a jolt as he heard the engine to his Viper roar.

“What the…” he said as he made his way over to the window, just in time to see the tail lights heading toward town. He shook his head and thought out loud, “What is going on?” as he made his way to the kitchen area to make coffee. As he walked past the table he saw a note on the table.

Hey,

I had to go in for a bit. Something important or something like that, it had better be if I had to get up this early. I will be back in a few. And to answer your question, yes you told me where your keys were and said bye. I was just as surprised as you probably are now, considering your car is gone. But I will see you in a bit.

Love Jude

Tom smiled at the note and finished making his coffee. With his coffee in hand he made his way to the music room, inspiration suddenly hitting.


Jude walked out of the surveillance room and Darius followed her. “What are we going to do about him?”

“Honestly, I don’t think we have to do anything, what’s the most he could do with those?” Jude answered as someone walked in the door and silently walked up behind Jude and Darius, listening to their conversation.

“Talking about me?” a voice asked. Jude whipped around and rolled her eyes and said, “What do you want, I thought I made myself clear before.”

“You did, but I thought I would pay you a little visit.” they smirked. “I take it you got my little present.”

“Yeah, what is up with that, Braedyn, hunh, turning crazy stalker now?” Jude demanded.

“That is just a little something I came up with.” Braedyn replied “I just thought you might like a taste of what is gonna happen if you keep it up. After all I work for the most read tabloid in Canada, The Daily Star, the place to get your daily dose of the stars.” He said quoting the mission statement of the magazine.

“You are pure genius, you know that? You just said all of that in front of my boss.” Jude said, her words dripping with sarcasm. D shook his head and Braedyn just looked at her with a blank look. Jude rolled her eyes and walked away.

“Just leave now before you make more of an idiot out of yourself and if you follow me again, you are gonna get it.” She told him. Braedyn shrugged and walked out the door and smirked as to say this isn’t the last you’ll see of me.

“See D, I told you he’s harmless.” Jude said.

“Jude, just be careful okay.” D replied.

“Yeah, do you need anything else or can I go now?” Jude asked.

“That’s it, you can go." Jude thanked him and said goodbye before she walked over to the receptionist’s desk and leaned on the edge. “Hey Sadie, long time no see.” she said.

“Yeah, I know. What have you been up to?” the girl at the desk said, looking up from the computer with a smile.

“Not much, you?” Jude answered.

“Same, pretty much, except for working here.” Sadie replied.

“Yeah, when did you start working here?” Jude asked.

“Earlier this week, there was a sudden opening.” Sadie said with a slightly knowing tone.

Jude laughed to herself as she recalled the events that took place in the last week.

“OMG, MY NOSE!” Kareynn screamed drawing the attention of everyone in the place.

“Yeah, bout that, you can just get another one just like high school…seems like history is repeating itself huh?” Jude replied with a chuckle

Darius walked over to them and helped Kareynn up and looked at Jude and said “Jude, you know I can’t have this kind of behavior in my lobby,” Jude opened her mouth to speak and D held up a hand and continued. “As for you Kareynn, you are fired, pack up and leave now.” Kareynn stared at him and asked “Why?”

“For sabotaging the CD and trying to interfere with my business, which is intolerable.” He stated “Now go get cleaned up before you get blood stains on my carpet.”


Tom sat in the music room on the couch and scribbled lyrics down furiously into his song book. He had many balled up pieces of paper strewn around him on the floor. This song has to be perfect, he thought to himself as he stared at the page that contained a few versions of one song scribbled across it.


Sadie and Jude were now in hospitality leaning on opposite sides of the island facing each other with their coffee mugs in front of them.

“So, tell me, are the rumors true?” Sadie asked

“What rumors?” Jude asked, knowing where her sister was going.

“The ones about you and hottie Tom Quincy getting it on.” Sadie replied.

Jude shook her head, typical Sadie she thought to herself with a laugh. “First off, you don’t have to know everything and secondly, whether or not we are not ‘getting it on’ as you put it is none of your business.”

Sadie gave her a look and smiled. Jude thought I didn’t realize how much I missed her until now and said “How about you, you seeing anyone?”

“Kinda” she said with a smile.

“Uhhh…dish!” Jude said with an excited tone.

“I had better get back to work.” She said as D walked out of his office and glanced over at them and gave them a stop wasting my time look and walked over to Studio B. Jude nodded and said “Give me a call when you’re done.”

“OK, will do.” Sadie said with a mock salute.

“Bye.” Jude said laughing

“Bye.”

Jude smirked as she yelled across the lobby as she walked out the door “Bye D, I’ll see you in a few days.” D just nodded in acknowledgement, not even bothering to tell her to quit yelling this time.

Jude walked into the cabin later and saw Tom sitting on the couch writing in his song book. She walked over and plopped down, practically landing on top of him.

“Hey.” Jude greeted him.

“Hey.”

“New song?” Jude asked.

Tom nodded and said, “In the making.”

Jude peeked over at it. “Can I see it?”

“No.”

“Why not?”

“It’s not right yet.”

“So, maybe I could help.”

“Ok, you can see it,” Jude smiled at this and went to grab it, “but not right now. It’s not ready.” Jude gave him a look but nodded understandingly as he closed the book.

“I see you got back here in one piece. How’s the car?” Tom said jokingly changing the subject.

“Well…” Jude said hesitantly “It wasn’t my fault or anything.”

Tom’s eyes widened as she said this and he made his way to the door. He looked at his car and looked at Jude. “I don’t see anything.” He said looking at her. At this Jude burst out laughing and he gave her a look that said you are so dead. This made her laugh harder and between laughs she said, “Paybacks.” as she took off down the grassy hill towards a field like area and Tom chasing after her. Once he caught up to her, he grabbed her arm causing her to jerk back into him and making Tom topple over and land on the ground with Jude landing on top of him.


“Sadie, you can go now.” D said “I’ll see you tomorrow.”

“Have a good night.”

After Darius walked out the door Sadie walked into Studio B. Kwest was sitting there with his headphones on, unaware that anyone was in the room with him. Sadie walked over to him and tapped him on the shoulder causing him to jump.

“Sorry.” she said.

“It’s fine.” He replied.

“Pulling another all nighter?”

“Not really, I am almost done.”

“Well I was about to go and I wanted to say bye and see if you were almost done.”

Kwest smiled and said, “Thanks for thinking of me, I will be done in a bit, I’ll see you tomorrow right?”

Sadie nodded and waved as she walked out the door and got in her car. She smiled all the way home thinking about Kwest.


Tom was lying on the living room floor with his hands behind his head and Jude walked into the living room from the kitchen area with the yellow envelope. She walked over to him and straddled his stomach and sat on him.

“Ha ha, now you can’t escape.” She said

He looked up at her and smiled, “Now why would I wanna escape?”

“Well, when you see what’s in here, who knows?” Jude said sneakily holding the envelope just out of his reach. He reached up to grab it and Jude pulled it higher. Tom eventually got it from her and opened it. He flipped through the pictures and said “Are these why you had to go in?”

Jude nodded, “Yeah.”

“What’s gonna happen?”

“Nothin, we just have to watch out for stalker boy.”

“You know who took these?” Tom asked and Jude nodded and said “Braedyn.”

“What’s with psycho exes?” Tom asked.

“I really don’t get it either, but he harmless. I say don’t worry about it.” Jude said leaning over and giving him a soft kiss. “Plus, he’s an idiot that said it all in front of D, so there will be no problems.”

Tom laughed “That would constitute him as an idiot.” Just as Tom grabbed her waist and pulled her down to him her cell phone went off, the song Sexy Sadie blaring

Sexy Sadie what have you done

You made a fool of everyone

You made a fool of everyone

Sexy Sadie ooh what have you done

Tom looked at her confusedly and laughed at the song. Jude looked at him and said “My sister.”

“Hello.” Jude answered.

“Hey.”

“How’s it going?” Jude asked.

“Pretty good, so what did you want to talk about?”

“Oh yeah, who’s the guy?” Jude asked getting off of Tom’s stomach and sitting on the couch.

“What not comfy anymore?” Tom asked, “I’ll be in the other room; I don’t really wanna listen to this.”

“Was that Tom?” Sadie asked smiling.

“Yeah, but back to you, who is it?” Jude asked.

“I’m not interrupting am I?”

“Not really, but you do have to work on your timing.” Jude said. Sadie laughed and asked “When do I get to meet him?”

“By the end of the week, but quit changing the subject.”

“Fine. We aren’t actually going out, but I am working on it.” Sadie said.


He sat outside on the porch in the chair. He was writing in his song book trying to perfect the lyrics. He sat there for a few more minutes putting the finishing touches on it. He sat there and leaned back and let the cool breeze rustle the pages and blow through his hair as he closed his eyes. He silently sang the song putting chords with the words.

I'm gonna be here for you baby

I'll be a man of my word

Speak the language in a voice that you have never heard

I wanna sleep with you forever

And I wanna die in your arms

In a cabin by a meadow where the wild bees swarm

And I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you

And I'll earn your trust making memories of us

I wanna honor your mother

I wanna learn from your pa

I wanna steal your attention like a bad outlaw

I wanna stand out in a crowd for you

A man among men

I wanna make your world better than it's ever been

And I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you

And I'll earn your trust making memories of us

We'll follow the rainbow

Wherever the four winds blow

And there'll be a new day

Comin' your way

I'm gonna be here for you from now on

This you know somehow

You've been stretched to the limits but it's alright now

And I'm gonna make you a promise

If there's life after this

I'm gonna be there to meet you with a warm, wet kiss

And I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you

And I'll earn your trust making memories of us oh oh

I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you

And I'll win your trust making memories of us

Oh, oh

Ooooooo

Oh baby

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