The Runway Queen

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Getting Reacquainted

"I just got a phone call"

"From who?"

"You'll never guess"

"Do you want me to guess or are you just gonna come out and say it?"

"Alex"

"Alex? What's going on with him?"

"He leaves for college tomorrow and he wants to see us before he goes"

"Why did he call you instead of me? I'm his sister"

"Yeah true but I'm practically his brother"

"He has a brother"

"…You know what I mean and besides can you really even call Antony your 'brother' after everything you guys went through?"

Sigh. "He didn't except that I was gay. He has his world and I have mine. I just wish that his world were planet Earth. You wanna go?"

"To hang out with your brother and eat your mom's food? Hell yeah!"

Davey put the phone back on his charger and Paris walked over to us and sat down at the table. "Why are you two so happy today? Did you make some money selling my stuff?" she asked smugly. Davey's jaw dropped. "How did you know that?" he asked in shock. She rolled her eyes. "I'm a model, not stupid. I caught on when I kept giving you my stuff and you kept throwing them in boxes!" she exclaimed.

Davey looked around sheepishly and then changed the subject. "Andie and I are going out of town tomorrow!" She looked over at me with wide eyes. "What? Why?" she asked, walking over to me. I scratched the back of my head and looked down at her.

"My little brother is going to college tomorrow and my mom is throwing him a 'going away' party. He apparently wants Davey and I to be there and I'm never one to let my little brother down" I replied. She smiled at me and I looked away. "Awww! That's so sweet of you too. By the way, I won't be here tomorrow either" she said.

Now it was our turn to look at her in shock. "Katie called me and she wants to meet up downtown where she works" she answered plainly. "Where does she work?" Davey asked, leaning on the counter in interest. "She works at 'Phoenix Down'. You know, that club down the street from the pub I first met you two at? She works there. She Djs every weekend" Paris replied. I smiled and she looked over at me in confusion.

"What?" she asked, arching her brows at me. "Katie is your friend. Friends let other friends get in places for free. Phoenix Down is a club. Clubs have dancing" I replied, educating her as if you were a child. She shrugged. "So?" Davey chuckled and she looked over at him. "Andie loves to dance" he replied. I ran toward the steps and yelled, "Hell yeah I do!" behind me.

I heard Paris laughing and then realized that it has been a while since I last saw my entire family. Wait. Had they seen the pictures of Paris and I? Oh shit. I'm screwed.

XXXXXX

Davey closed the driver side door and locked it as we walked up to my mom's house. "Man, I can't wait to try some of your mom's sweet potatoes. Quit dragging your ass and hurry up Andie!" he yelled, running inside the house. I groaned. You would think he lived here by how excited he was. I opened the door and saw Davey walking around hugging some of my family members.

My mom was in the kitchen, like always and I walked up to her behind Davey. "Hey mom!" Davey exclaimed, pulling her into a hug. She laughed and looked at me from over his shoulder. "Andrea! Oh, Andrea I am so happy to see you. Come over here and give me a hug!" she yelled. Davey let her go and moved out of the way so that I could hug my mother. She smiled and I smiled back.

"How have you two been?" she asked, stirring whatever was in the big pot on the stove. "We've been good mom. Recently got a new roommate though" Davey replied, slyly. I glared at him and my mom smirked at me. "Oh have you? I was wondering why my daughter's face was all over the Internet. Your cousins told me about it three days ago. You and some girl named Paris? When do I get to meet this 'Paris' huh?" she asked, putting her hands on her hips.

I sighed and looked over at Davey, who was silently chuckling before walking in the backyard to greet some of my other family members. "I would have brought her but she left today to go get reacquainted with an old friend. Have you seen the pictures?" I asked shyly. She chuckled and raised her eyebrow at me. I blushed and ran out toward the backyard. "Tell her I want to meet her!" she yelled after me.

I sighed and walked over to the grill where I saw Antony. He had a cigarette up to his lips and was wearing a white tee shirt and some navy shorts. His green eyes match mine own and he looked over at me from behind his shades. "Hey. Glad to see you back in town" he said dully. I shrugged my shoulders at him as he flipped another burger over.

I saw Davey and Alex laughed out of the corner of my eye before Antony sighed and blew smoke out of his nose. "You should leave her alone." I glanced over at him and crossed my arms. "You don't know what you're talking about" I mumbled. "You're my little sister". "Really? Cause I remember you calling me a dyke and then running out the room when I first told you!"

"That was 5 years ago. Let it go!" He yelled. I glared at him and he brushed his hand over his head. "I was immature. I didn't realize how fragile you were about the subject and I'm sorry," he said softly. I kept my arms crossed and looked down at the ground. "What brought on the sudden change of heart?" I asked in anger. "Jay committed suicide last year. Couldn't handle who he was and was afraid to tell anyone" he replied quietly.

I gasped and stared at him in shock. Jay. Jeremy Clark Jones or Jay/Jaycee was Antony's best friend since they were 12. I knew that must have been hard on him. I never evenknew Jay was gay. "I-I-I'm sorry Tony" I said, looking away from him.

He just shook his head and focused on the food. "I wish he would have told me and sometimes…sometimes I got scared and wondered what I would have done if that would have been you" he mumbled. My gaze softened and he shrugged his shoulders. "You're my sister and…I know I don't really say it but…I love you, And. I love you and I love Alex. You're my family and I wouldn't be able to live with myself if something happened to the three of you". I smiled at him and pulled him into a hug.

"I love you too Tony" I said happily. He cleared his throat and I let go of him. "Go see Alex. He's been talking about you and Davey all day" he groaned. I nodded and walked toward my little brother and Davey. "You guys have a next talk?" Davey asked me. I nodded and sat down across from Alex. "So, how've you been little brother?"

XXXXX

Paris walked into the doors of Phoenix Down and saw Katie plugging wires into her computer. She smiled and walked over toward her, tickling her sides when she reached her. Katie yelped and jumped up off the ground. She turned around and smiled when she saw whom it was.

"Paris! I'm so happy to see you! Sit down. Sit down. We have loads to talk about" Katie exclaimed happily. Paris smiled and sat down in the seat across from Katie. "So, how did you become a model? When I left you were still an assistant" she asked. "Liz got me a deal with her old friend from college, the editor for Platinum Magazine, Sasha Cruise. It was just a few cover shots but apparently people really like them" Paris replied.

"Are you kidding me? Your picture was everywhere for quite a while. Pete even brought one of your magazines and that's how I found out you were a model" Katie said. Paris smirked. "By the way, what's the deal with you and Pete?" she asked. Katie blushed and looked at the ground. "We met two years ago when I first started Djing. He bought me a beer and we started chatting. We hung out for a week and then, he asked me out. I really like him" she replied. "I saw the way you were looking at Davey though. Trouble in paradise perhaps?" Paris teased.

Katie blushed again and played with a piece of string on the couch. "He's hot but I'm perfectly fine with Pete". Paris could sense that something was wrong with Katie but she didn't want to be too forward and offend her. Katie smirked over at her. "And what about you? Andie seems nice," she said.

Paris smiled when she thought of Andie and Katie didn't miss the glint that shined in her eyes. "Oh my God! You're fucking her!" she exclaimed, slapping her knee playfully. "What? No. Andie is actually very persistent about some things. We haven't gone past kissing yet" Paris sighed.

"But you want too. It's written all over your face! Wow. I have never seen you fall for someone this hard" Katie giggled. Paris shook her head. "No! No, no, no. I am not in love with her. I just like her a lot and have fun with her. Andie and I have a certain…agreement. I give her what she wants and she gives me what I want," Paris said defiantly. Katie poked out her lips and rolled her eyes. "Either you're fucking this girl or she's playing really hard to get," she laughed.

Paris blushed. "I am not fucking Andie".

"You don't have to be. But there's just this…attraction between you two" Katie said, tossing her head back and forth in thought. Paris sighed and opened her phone. When she saw her background she smiled and started to laugh. Katie smiled at her and quickly snatched her phone. Paris frowned at her.

"Hey! Katie!" she whined. Katie looked down at her background and laughed. "You must really like this girl" she giggled. Paris took back her phone and looked at the picture she had taken of Andie sticking her tongue out at her. 'I don't love her. I just really like her a lot'.

XXXXX

I checked the text that Paris had sent me one more time before opening the door to the club for Davey and I. 'Hey! Meet me at Phoenix Down tonight ten! And bring Davey with you! XOXO'.

I heard the music as soon as I opened the door and looked up at the Dj booth to see Katie and Paris. Davey waved up at them and Katie waved back at him. Paris smiled at me and I smirked at her.

"Oh. Hold on" Davey said. He ran up to the Dj booth and I saw him hug Paris before saying something to Katie. She smiled and nodded at him and he smiled back before running back to me. I arched my brows at him.

"What did you say?" I asked, leaning over to whisper something in his ear. He just smiled and then I heard Chris Brown's 'Forever' playing. My smile widened and he smiled back at me. "You remember this don't you?" he asked. I nodded quickly and jogged over to the dance floor with him right behind me.

"Senior Prom. We practiced this dance like a million times in order for you to show off in front of Rachael" I replied. He chuckled and stood next to me. "Ready?" he asked. I nodded again. "Alright…now!" We started our dance routine that we hadn't done in 4 years but it all came rushing back as soon as we heard the music.

A small crowd had circled and I saw Paris and Katie cheering us on from the booth. I smiled and saw Pete out of the corner of my eye. I thought he was going to go talk to Katie but he walked up to some blonde and gave her a drink. What? What the hell was he up too?



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