Roles Reversed

The Plan

Over the next few weeks, Tom and Jude worked like mad on his album with little or no incident. Kwest stopped by every once in a while, but that was it. They were about done with the album; one more song to go. Jude loved the songs on this album; she couldn’t wait to let D hear them. As they were recording Tom had this look in his eye that said he was up to something and Jude noticed.

“What are you planning Quincy?” Jude asked.

“Nothing, what would make you think that?” He said with a sneaky tone in his voice.

“Because I know you well enough to know when you are up to something” Jude said.

“Well, I am not up to anything”

“Yeah, we’ll see about that.” was all Jude said sarcastically in reply. “I’ll be right back, start working on that last song.”

“Ok, will do.” He replied and Jude threw him a you are such an idiot look and he just smiled at her.

As Jude was in the kitchen Tom worked on the chord changes and music for his last song he called Drowning. He heard someone walk in; he assumed it was Jude, so he kept on working.

Meanwhile…

Jude was making a sandwich she was singing to herself. God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.

“Whatever got you to sing again, do it more often” Darius said.

“Shut up D.” Jude said in a joking tone.

“Whatever Jude, get back to work.”

“Yes sir.” Jude said with a mock salute as she walked away and D just shook his head at her.

Jude walked towards the studio and hears Tom playing. That sounds great. Jude thought to herself. As she walked in she saw Kareynn watching him play, Jude could see the wheels moving in her head, but breezed past her like she wasn’t there.

“Hey, ready to record?” Jude asked, as she sat down in her chair.

“Whenever you are.” Jude hit record and signaled him to start.

Don't pretend you're sorry

I know you're not

You know you got the power

To make me weak inside

And girl you leave me breathless

But it's okay

Cuz you are my survival

Now hear me say

I can't imagine a life

Without your love

Even forever don't seem

like long enough

Cuz every time I breathe I take you in

And my heart beats again

Baby I can't help it

Keep drowning in your love

And every time I try to rise above

I'm swept away by love

Baby I can't help it

I keep drowning in your love

Maybe I'm a drifter or maybe not

Cuz I am only safe here floating freely in your arms

I don't need another lifeline it's not for me

Cuz only you can save me oh can't you see

I can't imagine a life without your love

& even forever don't seem like long enough

Cuz every time I breathe I take you in

And my heart beats again

Baby I can't help it

Keep drowning in your love

And every time I try to rise above

I'm swept away by love

Baby I can't help it

I keep drowning in your love

Go on and pull me under

Cover me with dreams

Love me mouth to mouth now

You know I can't resist cuz you're

the air that I breathe

Cuz every time I breathe I take you in

(Every time I breathe)

And my heart beats again

Baby I can't help it

(Baby I can't help it)

Keep drowning in your love

Every time I try to rise above

I'm swept away by love

Baby I can't help it

Keep drowning in your love

Baby I can't help it

Keep drowning in your love

Got me drowning

Got me drowning

(Got me drowning in your love)

Baby I can't help it

(Can't help it can't help it no no)

Cuz every time I breathe I take you in

And my heart beats again

Baby I can't help it

Keep drowning in your love

And every time I try to rise above

I'm swept away by love

Baby I can't help it

Keep drowning in your love

When he was done he looked up at Jude and she was smiling. She pressed a few buttons and then went into the booth and gave him a hug, almost knocking him over.

“So I take it you liked it.” Tom said smiling.

“Yes.” Jude said, as she gave him a quick kiss.

As this happened they heard a throat clear. They looked over and Kareynn was glaring.

“Not to ruin the moment and all, but this is against company policy and I wouldn’t want to have to tell Mr. Mills about this.” Jude shot and her a look and rolled her eyes as she said “Come on Tom, lets go give the final cut to D.”

Jude grabbed the disc out of the computer and handed it to Tom as they walked out the door. As they left Kareynn smiled to herself as she held Tom’s disk in her hand.

This will get their attention, she thought, she will be gone for sure now!

“Hey D” Jude said, “Here is Tom’s final cut, let us know what you think.”

He slipped the CD in and hit play. But to Tom and Jude’s surprise, Tom’s songs didn’t come out; instead it was a duet that they had recorded earlier just for fun. Oh man, he is gonna be so mad! What the hell happened? Jude thought to herself as the fast tempo beat blared through the speakers.

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

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

Both:
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

Both:
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


Tom:
Yeah, we got a good thing goin’ on

Jude:
Oh, right here is right where we belong

Both:
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

Both:
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

Both:
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

Both:
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

Both:
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

As it played Darius nodded and said, “This is great guys, this should be released as a single and could signal Jude’s coming out of retirement.”

Jude looked at him and said, “Glad you like it, but that isn’t what you were supposed to hear; that was just messing around.”

Darius replied, “Just think about it Jude, I know we’ve had this discussion before, so just think about it.”

Jude rolled her eyes and said “Sure, whatever D.”

Jude shook her head and said, “That little witch, she must’ve switched the discs, well too bad for her, it backfired, well on her anyway.” on their way out.

Tom shrugged and said, “Well…we could always get her back, but I don’t see why you’re so mad about it, D loved it.”

“It isn’t that” Jude said, “it’s the fact that she messed with it. I don’t care if he heard it. He’s Darius, he listens to everything.”

Just then Jude got a look in her eye that said she had a plan. “What’s going on in your head girl? I know that look, it says revenge.” Tom asked.

Jude turned to Tom and told him what she was going to do. He smiled and agreed to help. Jude went and explained to Darius what happened and how she was going to get her back.

“Jude, I am only agreeing to this because Tom’s album is finished as soon as you give me the backup copy. You both deserve time off because you worked so hard.” D stated.

“Thanks so much D, so when stuff happens, just play along please.” Jude said.

“No problem Jude, as long as you think about what I said before.” He said.

“Always .” She replied as she ran out the door, commencing Phase One she thought to herself as she ran into the studio ‘crying’. As she ran by the receptionist desk, Kareynn looked up and smiled and followed her into the studio. As she walked in she saw Jude hugging Tom and crying as she explained that she got fired because some how she had lost all of their work, the disk was completely blank.

“I have to pack my stuff up and be out tonight.” Jude explained as she packed up her stuff. As she packed she slipped the backup disk into her pocket to give to D later.

“Well I guess I won’t be seeing you around here anymore.” Kareynn said, feigning sadness.

“Guess so.” was all Jude said as she walked out the door and dramatically threw her stuff into her car and peeled out of the parking lot.

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