Roles Reversed


Jude and Tommy were talking in the kitchen, Jude by the coffee maker and Tommy by the stove. Sadie walked in and heard Tom saying “So yeah to top it all off, last night I made 100 bucks and I didn’t even need to take my shirt off.”

He watched Jude walk towards him with her coffee. She placed a hand on his check, saying “I am so proud of you.” before giving him a kiss. Sadie laughed as she took a sip of her coffee and Jude turned and winked at her.

“As much as I’d like to stay and hear the whole story but I have to go get ready for work so I’ll see you guys later.” Sadie said.


“By the way, did you ever talk to your mom about whatever she wanted to talk about?” Tom asked.

“Apparently, picking a fight with me was more important.” Jude shook her head, “Thanks for standing up for me though.”

Tom nodded, “Aren’t you curious as to what they were going to talk about.”

“Not really.” Jude answered. Tom shot her a confused look.



“Because if she actually wanted me to know something important she wouldn’t have picked a fight with me.”

“Okay,” he said, “but just remember the longer feuds burn, the harder it is to resolve them, I know from experience.”

Jude nodded, “You know you’re probably right.”

Wow, that was easy. Tom thought to himself.

They got ready to go to work and went to G Major. Right as they walked in the door Sadie waved Jude over as she answered the phone.

“Hey.” Jude said.

Sadie nodded and continued talking on the phone. Once she hung up she smiled and said, “So, you never did tell me what you thought.”

“About what?” Jude asked confused.

“About Mom and Dad moving to Cincinnati.” Sadie said.

“Mom and Dad are leaving the country.” Jude said as more of a question than a statement.

“Yeah. They didn’t tell you?” Sadie asked, surprised.

“No, they said they had something to tell me, but I had to leave before they told me.”

“Oh, um, well, yeah they are.” Sadie answered, sorry that she had to be the one to tell Jude that kind of news.

“Really, when?” Jude asked.

Sadie nodded “Next month.”

“Oh…okay, well thanks for saying something.” Jude said quietly, then walking away. Sadie nodded a little surprised by Jude’s response considering the relationship.

Jude walked over to hospitality and reached up to grab a mug off the shelf. Someone came up behind her, grabbing it and handing it to her.

“Thanks,” she said turning around, surprised to see the person behind her.

“Adrian, what are you doing here?” she asked.

“Just came to have a word with Kwest.” he answered.

“Just so you know, D doesn’t really like visitors during recording hours, it disrupts the flow.” Jude said.

“Actually, I’m not visiting,” he stated “I’m here on business.”

“Really now, then I guess that’s different,” Jude said “What kind of business?”

“That’s my business.” he said and walked away.

“Rude much?” Jude mumbled under her breath and poured her coffee.

She walked into Studio A and saw Kwest, Adrian, and Tommy talking inside the booth. She sat down in her chair and started to set up the soundboard. After a few minutes she was finished and looked up and saw them still talking. Darius walked in and saw the three guys and asked her “What’s going on in there.”

Jude shrugged and said “I can find out.”

She pushed down the intercom button and said “What’s going on in there, or is that none of my business either?”

Darius chuckled at her and saw Kwest and Tommy looking back at her through the glass and Adrian just shook his head as to pretty much tell her it was really none of her business.

Darius stepped in, “Well, it’s mine so get beck to work.”

He then turned to Jude and said “I want you and Tom to work on your duet.”

“Okay,” she answered with slight hesitance and Darius walked out the door before she could say anything else. She set up the soundboard and turned it to auto pilot. Kwest walked over to Jude and said, “I can cover the board if you want me to.”

“I think it’s all good, all I need is someone to hit play and record.”

“Okay then,” he said sitting down, “I think I can handle that.”

“Cool.” Jude said walking into the booth. She grabbed the condenser mic and slid it carefully into place while telling Tom what Darius wanted.

“Ready?” Jude asked Tom.

“Yep.” Jude nodded to Kwest, who hit the corresponding buttons and the music flooded through the speakers.

Ya never know what you’re gonna feel, oh
Ya never see it comin’ suddenly its real

Oh, never even crossed my mind, no
That I would ever end up here tonight

All things change
When you don’t expect them to

No one knows
What the future’s gonna do
I never even noticed
That you’ve been there all along

Darius walked in and stood behind Kwest and clapped a hand on his shoulder smiling and saying “They sound pretty good don’t they.”

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I know you feel the same way too, yeah
I can’t take my eyes off of you
All it took . . . Was one look
For a dream come true
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Oh Oh

Yeah, we got a good thing goin’ on

Oh, right here is right where we belong

You never really know what you might find
Now all I see is you and I
You’re everything I never knew
That I’ve been looking for

Kwest nodded while Adrian stood in the back of the booth watching as Jude started to sway along with the music and Tom bobbed his head.

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I know you feel the same way too, yeah
I can’t take my eyes off of you
All it took . . . Was one look
For a dream come true

Jude and Tommy made eye contact and smiled.

Can’t take my eyes off of you
Oh, oh, oh yeah
So let the music play
Can’t take my eyes off of you
Yeah, the feeling’s getting stronger
And I never ever felt this way

Alright, I see everything
In your eyes. . . Oh yeah
Alright, something’s happening
Cause everyone’s around but
You’re the only one I see

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I know you feel the same way too, yeah
I can’t take my eyes off of you
All it took . . . Was one look
For a dream come true
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Oh Oh

Adrian shook his head in disbelief; I can’t believe he is singing this song.

I can’t take my eyes off of you
Feelings like I never knew
I can’t take my eyes off of you
From the start. . . Got my heart
Yeah, you do
Can’t take my eyes off you

“That was great guys.” Darius said “You guys will be ready.”

“Thanks D.”

“Leave it on my desk when it’s done.” Jude nodded and Darius walked out leaving them to work. They walked back into the office and Kwest quickly got out of Jude’s chair. Jude spun around and said, “Thanks for helping.”

“Yep, no problem,” Kwest said, “and I will see ya’ll later.”

“Bye.” Kwest nodded and left. Jude placed her headphones over on and started quietly mixing. Adrian walked up to Tom, who was standing beside the wall.

“Hey man.” Tom said.

“Dude, what were you thinking?” Adrian asked in a tone of near disgust.

“What are you talking about?”

“The song…T…the song.” Adrian said, his voice getting louder “Don’t be a dumbass.”

“Nice man, but seriously.”

“What is up with it, it is just so…” he said with a look of disgust, motioning with his hands.

“It’s a good song, plus it kinda happened on accident. We were messing around one night and D got his hands on it and wants it on the album.”

“Do you know how dirty that sounded?” Adrian laughed.

“Get your mind out of the gutter.” Tom laughed. Adrian’s cell rang, he glanced at the caller id and said, “I gotta take this; I’ll talk to you later.”

“Ok, see ya.” He said walking over to his chair and sitting down.

After about twenty minutes Jude took off her headphones and placed them on the soundboard gently.

“You’re quiet today, something wrong?” Tom asked.

“Kinda.” Jude said “You wanna get something to eat?”

“Sure.” He said, grabbing their coats on the way out. They went to a place down the street and sat down at a booth in the back of the restaurant. They ordered there food and signed an autograph for the waitress. When they got there food Jude asked “So what do you think D meant by ‘you guys will be ready’, ready for what?”

“I don’t know,” he said “but I think were being left out of the loop.”

“Yep, once again.”

They finished up at the restaurant and headed back to G Major. Jude finished mixing the song and took it to Darius’s office.

Setting it on his desk, she asked him “What exactly did you mean when you said ‘you guys will be ready’.”

Darius looked at her and smiled, “You and Tom are performing to promote his new CD and you singing again.”

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