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Getting To Know One Another
Season 1, Episode 4
Lena and Aayliah
Air date December 26,2012
Written by SamcedesandKlaineForever
Directed by SamcedesandKlaineForever
Episode guide
Just Getting Started
Not Everything Can Be Kept Secret
Getting To Know One Another is the name of the fouth episode in Glee Fan-Fiction: Same Directions.



All of the glee club members were seated in the choir room. It was their first week as a real glee club. It was safe to say that they were all excited. Well she hoped they were excited. It was hard to read most of them.

Landon was busy texting on his phone unaware to the glares Aayliah was shooting at him. If looks could kill, Landon would have been dead in a heartbeat. Aayliah’s bestie, Charity, was sitting right next to her but Aayliah was too busy trying to kill her boyfriend with her eyes to talk to her. Heather and Katylen were busy chatting with each other.

Except Heather kept sneaking glances at Ian. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to see that Heather was without a doubt crushing on him. Katylen’s twin,Kristina, was busy trying to flirt and play with Josh. Too bad Josh was too busy chatting with Ian to notice. He didn’t even notice that every other minute when Kristina wasn’t trying to flirt by putting her arms on his shoulders or hugging him by his neck.She was either rubbing her head or her stomach like she was tired or in pain. Natasha would have to remember to talk to her about that. Something seemed off.

The other couple in the glee club Lena and Trent were doing the exact opposite. They were like showing affection without making it noticeable. They were holding hands sitting in the back, except Lena was talking nonstop to her best friend, Tyler, while Trent was occupied listening to music on his iphone.Which was pretty ironic in Natasha’s mind. Trent was as hard-headed as could be, never listened, and was always in trouble.....but yet he got an iphone? Talk about love. Yasmine and Rose were chatting with each other. They were kind of an odd friendship.Yasmine, terribly outspoken and harshly honest teaming with shy, quiet, and extremely helpful Rose.

But hey who said opposites couldn’t attract in friendships. Then you had the three barbies of the group. Lia, Lucy, and Valerie. They looked like they rather be doing anything else. Clearly, the only reason Lia was there was because her aunt, the principal herself, forced to do some extra-curricular. And Lia decided to choose Natasha’s club. And Lucy and Valerie just hopped on the bandwagon because Lia had.

Last you had the other set of twins, Amelia and Kate, Justice, and Jace. Jace looked like he was in a complete faze mixed with boredom. He just sat there with his arms crossed. Justice just looked at Landon and Aayliah and couldn’t help but laugh. Natasha didn’t know whether she was laughing at how idiotic her brother was being or the fact that Aayliah was ever going to change.The twins just sat there quiet. Sure Amelia had a big smile on her face but it was really hard to tell what either of them were thinking. Especially Kate, she just sat there with her head tilted and her eyebrows raised. Natasha couldn’t tell whether she was hard in thought, bored, or if that was just how she was. See Natasha definitely had her a very, diverse, glee club. Natasha just sighed and decided she might as well get the day started. You had to start somewhere and it was clear this students had to be nudged before doing anything.

Natasha:Before we get started I thought of a way to make this glee club better.

Valerie:But this club is better because me and my friends are in it. 

Tyler:Why don’t you go look at yourself in the mirror. Cause clearly you rather do that than be here. 

Valerie turned around and glared at Tyler. Tyler glared back only to be interrupted by Lena nudging him to quit.

Natasha:Anyway. What I meant was we need music to go along with our songs. You know when you guys start performing at contests and all. Rose:And how are we gonna get that to work?

Yasmine:You could hire a band?

Katylen(snorts):On the school’s budget. Puh-lease.

Natasha:Actually we do have a band.

Katylen:You do?

Before Natasha could reply, four boys walked in the music room. They were all carrying instruments except for the short, blonde, boy.  

Heather:Oh hell no.  

Heather was looking straight at her big brother, Connor. Connor winked at Heather to her annoyance.  

Connor:Hey little sis.  

Heather(stands up out of her seat and faces Natasha):What is he doing here?  

Natasha:Connor and his band are joining the glee club.  

Connor:Yeah we thought it would be fun.  

Heather:What the glee club or torturing me?  

Connor:Who says I can’t do both?  

Katylen:So what you’re saying is the band is gonna be like joining us on contests and stuff?  

Natasha(nodding):Pretty much.  

Heather:There is no way that I’m gonna go perform in public with them! I rather do a strip tease in front of the whole football team!  


Aayliah(giving him a dirty look):You did not just say that when we just got back together!

Landon just shrugs not seeing the problem. Aayliah, irritated and shocked, gasps by his answer.   Natasha:Anyway,they’re just here to play music for the glee club. Nothing major.  

Heather(mutters):Nothing to you.  

Connor:The band and I would be happy to play for your glee club, Ms. West  Heather:Of course you would.   Connor:My band, Midnight Carnival, is always helping out.  

Heather:If helping out means getting on my last nerves and going around looking for gigs anytime you can then yeah, they love to help out.  Connor gave Heather a look to which she just casually shrugged. Connor, instead of saying something, turned his attention back to Ms. West.

Lucy:Not to burst anyone’s bubble or anything but we don’t even know if those guys can hold a tune.  

Yasmine:Beached blonde might be right.  

Lucy gasped at Yasmine’s remark. Connor couldn’t help but laugh at Yasmine’s nickname of Lucy.  

Wyatt:We can sing.  

Connor:Yeah we’re pretty good.  

Heather:That’s a matter of opinion.  

Yasmine:If you’re good......................prove it.  

Connor:You mean like sing?  

Yasmine:Well look at you! You’re more than a pretty face with a guitar in your hand.  

Natasha:Why don’t you all perform a song for us.  

Connor:Sure. The band went and set up themselves up. Heather, displeased, turned back to Katylen. Katylen gave her a look of sympathy. Heather just rolled her eyes and turned back to face the front. 

Tommy:One, two, three, four. 

Connor, Wyatt, and Spencer starting playing their instruments. Some of the students started nodding their heads pleased with their skills. Tommy smiled and then walked up to the microphone. He then flipped his hair out of his face and began to sing. 

You know I'm not one to break promises,
I don't want to hurt you but I need to breathe.
At the end of it all, you're still my best friend,
But there's something inside that I need to release.
Which way is right, which way is wrong,
How do I say that I need to move on?
You know we're heading separate ways.
       Heather looked around to see that the students were pretty impressed.
And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
There's nothing I can really say.
I can't lie no more, I can't hide no more,
Got to be true to myself.
And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
So I'll be on my way.

You've given me more than I can return,
Yet there's oh so much that you deserve.
There's nothing to say, nothing to do.
I've nothing to give,
I must live without you.
You know we're heading separate ways.
    Valerie whispered something in Lucy's ear. Lucy smiled and walked up and started dancing. Lia followed her and starting dancing as well. Tommy smiled and continued to sing. Amelia got up and started dancing as well.
And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
There's nothing I can really say.
I can't lie no more, I can't hide no more,
   Charity grabbed Aayliah's arm and starting dancing with her. Aayliah smiled and danced a little. Heather was annoyed by the reactions people were having.
Got to be true to myself.
And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
So I'll be on my way.

So I'll be on my way.
   Suddenly, Connor started walking towards the students. He seemed to be walking towards Heather and then he changed pathways and walked towards Yasmine. He stood in front of her playing his guitar. Yasmine didn't smile just tucked a curl under her beanie.
And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
There's nothing that I can really say.
I can't lie no more, I can't hide no more,
Got to be true to myself.
And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
So I'll be on my way.

So I'll be on my way.
So I'll be on my way.

All the students clapped loudly. Lucy and Valerie even cheered. Everyone clapped once the band stopped performing. As mad as Heather was, she couldn’t deny how good they were. Playing in her garage had paid off for them.

Natasha:That was really good. Great job. Yasmine:Yeah, it was cool. They might just work.

Connor just looked at Yasmine who did nothing but wink and then turned her attention back to Natasha.

Natasha:Anyway. Back to the glee club. I’ve decided what our first assignment was going to be.

Trent:Assignment? This isn’t school!

Kristina:You can’t give singing an assignment. All it is singing.

Natasha:Guys, this will be great. It’s just a singing assignment. Totally easy.

Yasmine:So if it’s that easy we should be able to pick it.

Natasha:Well actually.....

Yasmine:We should it be about standing out. Being yourself. I even have the song for it.

Yasmine:Come on girls. I might need some help.

All the girls stand up and walk to the center of the music room. Yasmine gives a cue Connor and the band to start playing the music.

Yasmine:When I see myself in the mirror
Is this really me?
When I take off all my make-up
That’s the person I should be
   Yasmine got next to Lena and started singing. She nudged Lena who smiled and began to sing.
Yasmine along with Lena and Aayliah:See I know once they get to know me
Then they’ll see what I see
I’ll make ‘em all believe the story
And I don’t know that I’m the lead

Yasmine and Rose(with Musical Ambition Girls):On this day I’ll finally listen to what’s been calling me
All it takes is letting go of whatever people think of me
This way I’ll stand out and break away to be free

Yasmine and Charity:Happiness is what I can’t live without
It’s time to stand out
Musical Ambition Girls:(oh oh, oh oh)
It’s time to stand out
Musical Ambition Girls:(oh oh, oh oh)
It’s time to stand out

Yasmine with Kate and Amelia:I’m a bird that’s learning to fly now
I’m getting better everyday
And there’s no taking the time out
   Connor was impressed by Yasmine’s strong vocals and how incredibly cute she was.
Lucy and Valerie:Cause I’ve got too much to change
On this day I’ll finally listen to what’s been calling me
All it takes is letting go of whatever people think of me
This way I’ll stand out and break away to be free

Yasmine along with Kristina,Katylen and Heather:Happiness is what I can’t live without
It’s time to stand out
Musical Ambition Girls:(oh oh, oh oh)
It’s time to stand out
Musical Ambition Girls:(oh oh, oh oh)
It’s time to stand out
  Yasmine got in front of Connor as he played his guitar. She smiled and continued to skip around the room.
Yasmine and Justice:I’m holding on to what’s real
That’s what matters to me
I’m still searching for me
Yasmine:I’ll search and do anything that I can
I’ve made up my mind
I will take a stand
   Yasmine and the girls were running and skipping around singing.
Musical Ambition Girls:On this day I’ll finally listen to what’s been calling me
All it takes is letting go of whatever people think of me
This way
I’ll stand out and break away to be free
Yasmine:Happiness is what I can’t live without
It’s time to stand out
Yasmine:(oh yeah yeah yeah)
It’s time to stand out
(oh oh, oh oh)
   Yasmine got on top on the piano and sang the last note.
Yasmine:It’s time to stand out

All the girls including Connor clapped for how good it sounded.

Yasmine hopped off the piano and took a seat with the rest of the girls.

Rose:I think that individuality is a great assignment.


Lia(cutting off Natasha):Um no! We need to do a fun assignment. We need to perform fun and flirty songs. Like this.

Lia got out of her seat and cued the music to start. Lucy and Valerie then got up there with Lia. Lia nodded and Valerie began to sing.

Valerie:Trouble seems to find me everywhere I go
Driving me insane about to blow out the window
I was bugging everyone I know
Digging me a little black hole I was so low

Lucy and Valerie:Unlock the door to get out
I turn around (I can see it now)

Lia, Lucy, and Valerie:No it won't make me cry
It's just another illusion
It's a matter of time
'Till I get it right
It's blowing my mind
This 21st century confusion
Ain't no wonder why
It's just a sign of the times
You can feel misunderstood
But from where I'm standing
Things are lookin' good
If your standing in the gutter in the pouring rain
With all your makeup running down your face
You've gone the wrong way
There was one of two roads that I could take
I didn't want to leave it up to fate I think I'm OK
    Lucy and Valerie started dancing while Lia sang.
Lia:It was burning me inside out
And now I turn away (Come and check this out)

Lucy, Lia, and Valerie:No it won't make me cry
It's just another illusion
It's a matter of time
'Till I get it right
It's blowing my mind
This 21st century confusion
      As much as some of the students hated the three they really did know how to have a good time. Heather and Katylen soon got up and started dancing too followed by Lena and Tyler. Charity grabbed Aayliah’s arm and forced her in on the fun. Soon everyone was clapping along.
Ain't no wonder why
It's just a sign of the times
You can feel misunderstood
But from where I'm standing
Things are lookin' good
  Lucy walked up to Spencer as he drummed and danced around him. Spencer smiled.
Lucy and Valerie:La la la la la la la
Lia:lookin' good
La la la la la la la
Lia:lookin' real good
La la la la la la la
Lia:things are looking good
Looking so good

Lucy and Lia:No it won't make me cry
Lia:It's just another illusion
Lucy and Valerie:It's a matter of time
'Till I get it right
It's blowing my mind
Lia:This 21st century confusion
Ain't no wonder why
It's just a sign of the times
You can feel misunderstood
But from where I'm standing
Lia:Things are lookin' good
Lucy, Lia, and Valerie:La la la la la....
Lia stood up in a chair and sang the last vocals.
Lia:Things are lookin' good

The glee club students clapped at the end. Lia, Lucy, and Valerie smiled.

Lia:See that's what we need to do!

Lucy(nodded):She's right

Valerie:How was that?

Natasha:Great, Lia. But that’s not the assignment. Yasmine, Lia;you both had good ideas but that’s not what I had in mind.

Lia(huffs):Fine, what did you have in mind?

Natasha:Glad you asked. Your assignment this week is to get to know one another.

Kristina:We already know each other!

Ian:Yeah, Kris is right.

Natasha:I don’t think so.

Josh:But we do.

Natasha(raises an eyebrow):Oh really? Josh what’s the name of the girl behind you?

Josh turned around to see Charity sitting behind him. Josh looked at her clearly dumbfounded.

Charity:I cheer for you every week.......

Josh continues to stare at her confused. Charity exchanges looks with Natasha who just shakes her head. Her point was being clearly demonstrated. Josh(throws hands in the air and turns back around to face Natasha):I give up. I don’t know this girl. But she’s a little hottie though.

Kristina glares at Josh while Charity tries to hide her big smile.

Natasha(smirks):Exactly. Her name is Charity by the way. Not little hottie. That’s the point. Half of you know each other. By the end of this assignment you’ll know each other better.

An idea started to form in Heather’s mind. What if she got paired with Ian? That’d like make her day. She’d have to spend more time with Ian like she wanted to. Except this time it would be for work.

Lena:So that’s it you just pair us with someone and we do what? Talk to them?

Natasha:Glad you asked and the answer is no. You two have to come up with a duet and by the end of the week you two have to perform it.

Sounds of unhappiness filled the glee club room. Natasha just sat back and crossed her arms as the students talked about how unfair they thought it was. Finally she got up and began to lay down the law.

Natasha:Listen this is how it’s gonna be. You never know you might have something in common with your partner.

Tyler:And if we don’t?

Natasha:We’ll cross that when it comes. But the one thing that I need from all of you is effort.

Trent:See, effort isn’t really in my vocabulary. So I think I’ll just skip this assignment. Trent got up and slung his backpack over his shoulder and started to leave. Everyone was quiet as he continued to walk out the door. No one dared to say anything. Natasha sighed and was about to follow him when Lena stopped her.

Lena:He’s my boyfriend.

She said like it she was reminding everyone.

Lena:I should be the one who goes to talk to him.

Natasha debates on whether to say something, but before she can Lena walks out. Sighing, Natasha turns her focus back to the glee club.

Natasha:Well before that I was going to tell you all the pairs you’re going to be in. But I think it’ll be better to do that at a different time.

Most of the students decided to go back to what they usually do. Connor was wiping off his guitar when he caught Yasmine talking to Rose out of the corner of his eye. She was really cute. And she seemed to be very different than most girls. Was it because she was wearing a black beanie,black gloves with the fingers cut out or maybe it was the camo shorts she was wearing. She took the whole idea of a tomboy to a hot level.

Wyatt(slapping Connor’s back):Staring pretty hard, eh man?

Connor(shaken from his thoughts):Wait, what? Uh naw. I was just bored standing here that’s all.

Wyatt(smiling):Oh of course because when I’m bored....I stare at the faces of girls too.

Connor:I wasn’t staring at anyone.

Spencer:Right and the sky is purple.

Connor:Spencer, you thought the sky was purple until you were 6.

Spencer:So I was a slow learner that has nothing to do with you liking Ms. Smartie over there.

Connor:I don’t like anyone.

Heather(walking up):I think it’s the other way around.

Connor(sighs):Don’t you ever get tired of bothering me?

Heather:No. And for your information, you’re bothering me by joining.

Connor:I didn’t join. We just play music. Big deal. Heather:Huge deal! If you ruin this for me I will make sure your last days living in our house are hell.

Connor:Oh I’m so scared little sister.

Heather was about to say something else when Katylen walked up on them. Connor smiled at Katylen. Katylen returned the smile and grabbed Heather by her arm and led her away. Heather released her arm from her best friend’s grip and looked at her.


Katylen:Don’t you see the bright side in this?!

Heather gives her a confused look. What bright side could there be in her brother being in the glee club?

Heather:No, Kat, I don’t. My brother spending more time with me=stupid idea!

Katylen(shakes her head and smiles):Not that. The duet thing.

Heather(gives confused look):Huh?

Katylen:What if Ian is your duet partner?

Heather(shrugs):So what if he is?

Katylen:You two would have to spend all week trying to find a song to sing.

Heather just gave her a dumbfounded look. What was she getting at? Katylen(sighs and does a facepalm):Meaning you and Ian would have to spend time together. Meaning maybe he would see what’s so great about you! Meaning.....

Heather(starts to smile)(finishes the sentence):Meaning Ian might actually become my boyfriend.

Katylen(smiles)(claps hands):Bingo! Heather:That’s a great idea! Ian realizing he loves me over a song.

Katylen:Exactly. Heather:Well what if he’s not my partner.

Katylen:Let’s just hope that he is. I mean who else could she pair you with? Heather(looks around the room):A lot of people!

Katylen(nudges her arm forcefully):Stop thinking negative! Heather nodded and tried to force positive thoughts in her head.

Josh:So then I was like, Coach you have to what’s best for the team. Which was of course.....

Josh:So then I was like, Coach you have to what’s best for the team. Which was of course.....

Kristina was trying to listen to her boyfriend but she had these pains that kept creeping up on her. Her head kept hurting, she puked everything she ate. Not to mention, she was taking stay awake pills and drinking more caffeine than any normal teenage girl should. She was really starting to get tired of this. She didn’t know what was going on and she thought if she took over the counter meds things would go away. But nothing had left! And to make things worse, Katylen was starting to really get on her tale about what was wrong with her. It was getting annoying too.

Josh:Kris, Kris, Kris, Kristina! Kris.

Josh then started shaking Kristina’s shoulder which then shook her out of her faze. After fluttering her eyes for a couple of seconds, she looked at Josh and Ian to see they were both looking at her like she was godzilla.

Josh:Babe, you okay?

Kristina(shakes head):Yeah, why?

Ian:Because you acted like Raven Symone in That’s So Raven. You gave this fazed face like you were in the middle of a vision.

Kristina(laughs nervously):Ha! Ian, you’re so funny. You and your jokes. Ian gives Josh a confused look while Kristina tries to laugh everything off and act fine. Josh just shrugs at Ian.

Josh:But really, are you sure you’re okay? Because you seem a little.............

Kristina(cuts him off):Josh, I’m fine. And if I am tired it’s from Jane’s strict routines. But you know me I’ll bounce back in a day.

Josh and Ian just look at Kristina. Kristina had just went from being flirty to having a slight attitude. Whether Kristina wanted to accept it or not there was really something up with her.

Lena:You can’t just walk out!

Lena said pulling his arm stopping him from walking any further. She wasn’t just about to let him quit like this.

Trent(turns to face her):And why not?

Lena:Because you promised to try! Trent:Lena, I promise a lot of things. He casually shrugs as Lena rolls her eyes and crosses his arms.

Trent:I think it’s safe to say nothing is ever official with me.

Lena(sighs):Why can’t you just do this for me!

Trent:And exactly what do you have to do with it?

Lena sighed as Trent crossed his arms and propped against the locker. Trent clearly didn’t understand why Lena tried to work herself in places, he didn’t think she belonged. And clearly this was a place.

Lena:Because you would be showing you loved me by doing this.

Trent(tries to hide laughter):We can just have sex if you want me to show you that.

Lena(huffs):Why is it that every-time I want something you think the best way to solve it is sex!

Trent(smirks):Because sex solves everything.

Lena:Sex does not..........................

Trent raises an eyebrow. Lena stops in mid-sentence actually having to ponder her statement.She tilted her head and shrugged. Trent chuckled.

Lena:Okay, so sex solves some things. But that doesn’t solve this.

Trent:Okay, you’re right. But I don’t see why I have to be in there. I’m already on the football team.

Lena:And you’re doing really good at it.

Trent(shrugs and smiles):Yeah, I am.

Lena:And think how good you’ll be at singing.

Trent(shrugs, not caring):What’s your point?

Lena:Without you the glee club is nothing.

Trent:I guess I can see your point. But why should I care?

Lena:Because I already told Tanya you were in the club and when she finds you quit, she’ll be really disappointed.

Trent thinks for a couple of moments. Lena bites her lip hoping he’ll change his mind.

Trent(sighs):Fine. I guess I could stay.

Lena(squeals and jumps up and down):Yay, baby.

Trent just watches as Lena jumps up and down. Lena then remembers the club. She grabs Trent’s hand and runs back into the room. All of the students turn silent by their entrance. No one says anything as they make their way to the back. Not even Tyler when Lena plops down in the chair right next to him. Tyler just watches as Lena happily kisses Trent’s cheek. Tyler shakes his head and pushes his glasses back on his face.

Natasha was busy sending some emails when the couple walked back in. She walked out of the small office in the music room and saw all of the students sitting there. They all acted like they were waiting on her. Natasha:We ready now?

Trent:Yeah, we’re good. Natasha was seriously gonna have to talk to him. He couldn’t just keep disrespecting her like that. This was her club and he was trying to act like he had authority. Instead of saying something, Natasha just smiled and went back to what she was doing.

Natasha:Okay, so I guess I can get the partners out of the way.

Amelia:Yeah, let us know our partners!

Natasha:Okay, so let me get my clipboard. Heather and Katylen glanced at each other when she got her clipboard. Heather had her fingers crossed. She hoped she was paired with Ian. It would be perfect. Natasha:Alright here we go. And the groups are:

  1. Jason and Valerie
  2. Lia and Charity
  3. Heather and Trent
  4. Kristina and Lucy
  5. Tyler and Yasmine
  6. Lena and Aayliah
  7. Josh and Amelia
  8. Katylen and Ian
  9. Rose and Justice
  10. Landon and Kate

There were more sounds of unhappiness. All the students looked around at each other. No one was saying anything to Natasha though. Tyler finally decided to end the tension filled silence.

Tyler:Why couldn’t we pick our own partners?

Natasha:Because the assignment is to get to know one another. If I let y’all pick you guys would pick people you already knew.

Lucy:This is just not fair. You just put us with anybody!

Yasmine:Yeah, that was her whole plan!

Lucy(turns to face Yasmine)(glares):Did I ask you Yasmina?

Yasmine:Get it right, Heidi! It’s Yasmine!

Lucy glared again but said nothing when Valerie nudged her to give it up. Connor started cracking up once again amused by Yasmine. Heather snapped her head over and glared at him deathly. Connor stopped abruptly.

Landon:This is just really stupid.

After that more students started to argue about the assignment and the pairs they were in. Natasha just sighed. This wasn’t getting them anywhere. Natasha cleared her throat so she could talk.


All the students came to an abrupt silence. They all looked at Natasha. It was the first time they had heard her raise her voice. They were kinda struck off guard. Natasha:Now I get it, none of you know each other. But that doesn’t mean that you get a free pass. Now if you guys thought this would be some joke, then you were wrong. It’s not a joke. By of the end of the week, I want all of you to have a song. A duet to be exact. If you don’t like it too bad. This is my club and my rules apply. Got it? The students said nothing at first. Natasha wasn’t in the mood for any games at the moment.

Justice looked around the room and rolled her eyes. Well, she was a natural born leader. She shrugged and was the first to make a response.

Justice(standing up):Got it.

Rose stood up after her quoting got it too. And soon did all of the glee students the last of course being Trent but with Lena’s elbowing. He reluctantly got up and said got it too. Natasha finally smiled at them. Natasha:Good. If I were you guys I’d get started. Have fun!

Rose was at her locker when Justice nonchalantly showed up. Rose closed it to see Justice standing there smiling. Rose kind of felt like it was forced but it wasn’t in her nature to call anyone out on it and hey it’s not like more friends wouldn’t be nice. So Rose simply smiled back. Justice:Hi. Rose(smiles):Hello. Justice kind of wanted to give Rose the feeling that she didn’t care about her or anything about the stupid duet they had to do. But it was hard when Rose had such a warm smile. Rose seemed like a really nice and sweet person.

Justice:So you and I have to do a.......uh...........duet together, right?

Rose:That’s right. I’m really excited.

Justice:Cool. So how do you want to do it? I could come over to your house or you could come over to mine. Rose’s smile faded a little when she said her house.It wasn’t that Rose had a problem coming to other people’s houses except it was Landon Wate’s house. The same Landon Wate that had slushied her in the school hallway. Who knew what terror he would give her if she showed up at his house?! Justice:Landon Wate?

Rose:Yeah, football jock, Landon Wate?

Justice(nods):Yep, that’s me. Justice Wate, aka, little sister of Landon.

Justice hated only being known as the sister of Landon. Okay, so what he was one of the school’s star football players. She was her own person and she had her own personality and she deserved to be acknowledged as herself. Not just the sister of Landon Wate.


Justice raised an eyebrow. What was that supposed to mean. And the fact that Rose’s smile was gone didn’t help things either.

Rose:Maybe you could come to my house. I mean that way we don’t have to worry about being bothered or anything.


Rose:Oh I just meant....................

Justice:Forget it. Sure. I can come over your house tomorrow.

Rose:Okay, do you want me to text you the address?

Justice:Um, I’ll get it from you tomorrow.

Rose:Oh, okay.

Rose didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye, because Justice was already walking down the hall away from her. Rose sighed, she wasn’t trying to be mean. She hoped Ms. West saw the bright side of this assignment, because as of right now, she didn’t.

Lena:Why did I get stuck with her?!

Tyler:Honey, how should I know?

Lena and Tyler were hanging out in PE together. Lena sat next to Tyler on the bench. Lena:I mean I wanted to be your partner or either Trent. But Aayliah Harrison! Are you serious?! Can you say self-absorbed?!

Tyler:Oh please I got stuck with Ms. Honest!

Lena:Tyler,you’re honest too.

Tyler:Exactly. And you know that two honest people clash together!

Lena(smiles):So how does our friendship work again?

Tyler(smiles):Easy. You learned your place a long time ago.

Lena(raises an eyebrow)(smirks):Oh really?

Tyler:Yeah, because clearly there can only be one king bee.

Lena(ruffles his hair):True. But every king needs his queen.

Tyler:And that’s why we work together.

Lena:So you’re gonna talk to her?


Lena:That Yasmine girl.

Tyler:Well, Lena-Bear, I kind of have to. We’re gonna do a duet together.

Lena:Yeah, but I mean how much time we talking?

Tyler(raises eyebrows):Why? Are you jealous?

Lena:Of who?! I’m not jealous of that girl. At All.

Yasmine(walking up to them):I’m guessing that girl is me.

Lena and Tyler just look at her. Yasmine raises an eyebrow and waves. She knows when people are talking about her and they were definitely talking about her. She was born on a morning but not yesterday morning.

Tyler(outstretches his hand):Yasmine, I’m Tyler.

Yasmine:You already know my name and it’s not that girl.. Lena raised her eyebrow. Yasmine shrugged and crossed her arms. Lena did not like this girl. Something about her made her upset. Maybe it was her attitude or her striking beauty, but it was something.

Tyler:So what brought you over here.

Yasmine:Oh nothing much except our duet together.

Lena:Ty,we should probably get start running. Rumor has it that Coach is in a mood.

Yasmine:I heard that too.

Lena:Oh really?

Yasmine:Yeah. I hear that him and his wife got into a fight last night. Something about threatening to leave him. I don’t see why, Coach Tarver is kinda hot if you ask me.

Lena:Wait, you think Coach Tarver is hot?

Maybe Yasmine wasn’t as bad as Lena thought. She seemed to have good taste.

Yasmine:What, just because I’m not wearing a dress means I don’t like guys?

Tyler:She got a point there.

Lena(elbows Tyler):Not what I meant.

Yasmine:But it was.

Tyler:What does it matter? We all know that Coach Tarver is irresistibly hot. No need to start something.

Lena and Yasmine just look at one another. Tyler stands there like he doesn’t understand the silence. Was there tension? Was it a girl thing? He might be gay but that didn’t mean he understood everything about girls.

Lena(extends hand):Lena Garcia.  

Yasmine(smiles):Yasmine Coleman.  

Tyler:Oh thank goodness, because I did not feel like breaking up a fight today.

Yasmine and Lena laugh and the trio walked back to the center of the gym.

Valerie was at her locker listening to the latest Ke$ha song. Listening to music put her at peace and made her want to dance. That’s what she loved to do. Sure she could sing. But she felt like she was more of a dancer. Dancing was just her thing.  

She closed her locker holding her textbook in hand, to see Jace standing there. She raised her eyebrow at him. Wasn't everyday a guy showed up at her locker. Oh who was she kidding. Yes it was. But the thing is was Jace Kendall. The guy was basically known for being a loner. And here he was, right in front of her. 


Jace:Uh, hey. I’m Jace.  

Valerie looked at him without saying anything. Jace figured she didn’t know who he was. Not that it surprised him, most people didn’t.  

Jace:I’m your partner. In the glee club.  

Valerie(smiles):I know. I was just trying to read you.  

Jace:Read me?  

Valerie:Well yeah, sometimes you can tell a lot about a person just by looking at them.    

Jace:O....kay. Well I was wondering when do you want..........  

Valerie(cuts him off):Meet me in the gym tomorrow.  

Jace(confused):The gym?  

Valerie(shrugs):Why not? After school, it’ll be free. And we have to practice.    

Jace:Well, I...  

Valerie:Just trust me, okay. I know someone who is close with the principal, so we’ll be fine.  

Jace just watches as Valerie waves and walks away. He turned his head as she walked around the corner. She seemed to be nice. But the way she acted in the glee club was catty. But maybe she was different. He hoped so. 

Heather and Katylen were walking into History. Heather was furious that Katylen got paired with Ian. She was supposed to be paired with him. That was the whole plan. This was totally backward!  

Katylen:It’s not as bad as you think.    

Heather(plops down in the desk):How is that? You got the partner of my dreams!  

Katylen:I didn’t mean to!  

Heather(mocks Katylen):Think postive, we gotta think positive.    

Katylen:Well maybe you were thinking negative!  

Heather:The only thing negative is the fact that I got paired with a gangster and you got paired with one of the dreamiest guys in school!  

Katylen:Oh come on, he's not that much of a gangster. And it's not like he would hurt you. Your parents would sue the life out of him life out of him. And he is kind of cute.

Heather:True. And come on you only think he’s cute because you dig bad boys.


Heather:The point is, his total possesive girlfriend is never gonna let me have a moment with him. And it’s not like I want to.

Katylen:I wouldn't see why not. If he was single..........

Heather(rolling her eyes):Katylen!

Katylen(shrugs):Sorry, sorry. Just saying.

Heather:Can't believe this has happened to me.

Katylen:If you hadn’t noticed, I’m not exactly thrilled about being with Ian. He’s like so obnoxious. 

Heather(gets defensive):You just don’t understand him.

Katylen:Honey, no one does.

Heather was about to retort but then the History teacher cleared her throat as to let them know she was ready to begin. Heather sighed in frustration as she turned around to face the teacher and opened her textbook. So this is what positive thinking got her?

Lia was flirting with one of the jocks when Charity smiling walked up to her. Charity thought the best way to get this duet over with is to be nice to Lia. Besides, Charity believed that everyone had a good side.

Lia:So while you get done with practice, I’ll be...........

Lia stopped when she saw the jock’s eyes drift to Charity. He then shoved his hands in his pockets. Charity widened her eyes in shock. He was dating one of her fellow cheerleaders! His name was Rogerson. And he was not single. And he should not be talking to Lia!

Rogerson:Um, Lia. I should go. Lia smiled and grabbed the ends of Rogerson’s jacket. She then realized that he wasn’t paying attention to her anymore. Lia turned to see Charity standing there. Charity just stood there looking from the two of them with her arms folded. Lia turned back to Rogerson.


Rogerson leans over and whispers something in Lia’s ear. Charity can see a flash of anger in Lia’s eyes. Rogerson then walks away avoiding to take another look at Charity.

Lia(crosses eyes at Charity):What do you want?

Charity:We have to come up with a duet.

Lia(begins to walk off after throwing a book in her locker and slamming it shut):We can do that later.

Charity(walks to keep up):Then don’t you think we should exchange numbers?

Lia:No. How about you just track me down like you did earlier?

Charity(sighs):I wasn’t trying to interrupt your little.....

Lia suddenly stops walking and turns around to face Charity. This takes Charity by surprise as she almost stumbles and falls.

Lia(rudely):Well you did. Look, when I’m ready to practice I’ll do a cheer as a sound call. 

Charity gasps by her snide remark as Lia continues to walk down the hall. Apparently, being kind didn’t work with everyone.

Justice was talking to one of her friends, Penny, when she saw Landon bothering someone in the hallway. Justice sighed, couldn’t her brother leave people alone! Justice sighed as she and Penny started watching the confrontation. 

Landon:I wanted an A+ on that quiz. Why did I get a B-?

The boy nervously shrugged his shoulder and rearranged his glasses on his face.

Penny:Wow, Landon is so mean. I can't believe you're his sister. 

Justice(mumbles):Me neither. 

Justice sighed and walked away from her friend and walked towards Landon and the guy he was bothering. 

Landon(lifts boy up by his collar):You don’t know? Well will you know when I connect my fist with your face?

Justice(yelling sternly):Put him down Landon Wate!

The boy and Landon darted their eyes toward Justice. The hallway got silent by Justice’s yell. Landon glared at Justice. Justice glared back.

Justice:Leave him alone!

Landon:Can’t you see I’m busy here!

Justice:I said leave him alone. Unless you want everyone to know some embarrassing secrets.

Landon turned his attention back to the boy. He knew Justice wouldn’t do anything. Justice raised an eyebrow. She was getting sick of watching her brother pick on people. It wasn’t right and it always had its effects on her!

Justice:Landon, why don’t you tell everyone how you got us kicked out of the water park for peeing on the slide?

The hallway then burst into laughter. Even the boy that Landon was bothering laughed. Justice smirked as Landon turned bright red. Landon slammed the boy against the locker with anger.Suddenly everyone turned quiet. Justice rolled her eyes. You had got to be kidding. He wasn’t that scary!

Justice(lying):Okay, well since you don’t want to tell them that. How about you tell them about how you tell them how when you were little you would pretend your name was Monica and wear my tiara. 

Landon turned a brighter shade of red than before. This time when the students burst into laughter it was even louder. 

Landon:Justice! Stop ly---------

Landon was cut off when the students kept laughing loudly.

Landon:Tell them you're lying!

Justice(shakes head):Nope.

Landon glared at everyone laughing at her. He then turned his attention to the laughing crowd. His eyes were full of anger. That didn’t stop them though they just kept laughing. Landon dropped the guy he was bothering. He gave Justice one last glare and walked away quickly. Justice watched as her brother evacuated the hall of the laughing students. She didn’t feel the least sorry for him. He didn’t feel sorry for the people he picked on. He might be her brother but she was nothing like him.

Kristina looked at herself in the mirror. She was washing her makeup off so she could reapply it. She saw the bags under her eyes once all the makeup was scrubbed off. She looked like she hadn’t slept in 2 months. Kristina suddenly felt something coming up. She ran to the stall with her makeup bag and threw up breakfast. She hadn’t been planning on eating but it was the only way to prove to her sister and her mom that she was fine. So she filled up her plate with blueberry pancakes covered with honey, bacon, and sasuage that came with a butter milk biscuit.Clearly that was a bad mistake. She continued to puke until she felt drained. She flushed the toilet and went back to look at her in the mirror. Kristina looked terrible.She always got this blush in her cheecks when she was sick. And the blush was evident.

Kristina took out her water bottle and drank half of the bottle. Good thing she stuffed her purse with about 5 of those. She then began to apply her make up again. She closely made sure that you couldn’t see her bags and made sure that the only blush you saw was only from her makeup. She forced herself to smile in the mirror. She looked halfway normal. What Kristina didn’t know was that she wasn’t alone in the bathroom. Kristina’s stomach fell when she heard the flushing of a stall. The door opened and out walked Lucy. Lucy walked up to Krisitna. Kristina continued to put her make up away.

Lucy:Are you okay? I heard you and you seemed pretty bad.

Kristina:Just ate too much at breakfast.

Lucy:Yeah apparently. Because you were throwing up for quite a while.

Kristina:Well you haven’t seen how much my mom loves to cook.

Lucy:Maybe you should go home.

Kristina(shakes head):Oh no, I’m fine.

Lucy:Oh okay, well we should probably........

Kristina:Um I have to go. See ya around.

Lucy closed her mouth as Kristina scurried out of the bathroom.

Lucy(talking to herself):That was weird. 

Ian and Josh were lifting weights in the weight room. Ian sat on the bench. Ian wasn't happy. Not the slightest. He was hoping that he would be partners with Josh but instead he got with Katylen. Which should be the best thing ever, but considering Katylen barely gave him the time of day it messed it up. 

Ian(puts his barbell down):Look what we got us into.

Josh:Us? I didn’t get ‘us’ into a thing.

Ian:Yeah you did. Because of you we’re in the glee club. And now we have to perform a duet. Until today I didnt’ even what a duet was.

Josh shook his head at how clueless his friend was. It was a good thing they were bros. Because if not he didn’t know what Ian would do.

Josh:One, I didn’t tell you to audition. And two, now you know what a duet is, so you’re fine.

Ian:No, I’m not. My partner is Katylen!

Josh(raises an eyebrow):And what exactly is wrong with that?

Ian:She doesn’t like me!

Josh:Me and you have hung out with Kris and Katylen plenty of times. I’m pretty sure she likes you.

Ian:Are you kidding me? I’ve been trying to get her to get with me for the longest.


Ian:Well clearly, she must not like me if she hasn't gotten with me by now. 

Josh:Or she could just like you as a friend. 

Ian stopped and thought about it.Katylen thinking of him as a friend? Of course not. Katylen was always nonchalantly dropping hints that she was interested.

Ian(shakes head):That's not it. She's just playing hard to get. 

Josh:Or maybe she just wants to be your friend. 

Ian(snickers):Sure, that's it. 

Josh(shakes head):Never mind. Well then how about you perform a love song with her.

Ian:A love song?

Josh:Yeah, get her to see how smooth you are. Ladies dig a love song.

Josh then stood up with his barbells and walked towards the mirror to see himself as he lifted weights. 

Ian(smiles)(talking to himself):A love song, eh? Maybe that is what I’ll do.

Amelia(knocks on her sister’s door):Kate, it’s me.

Kate:Come in.

Amelia walks down and sits on the carpeted floor. Kate is on the bed eating some nachos.

Amelia:So what song are you gonna sing?

Kate(shrugs):Beats me.Look who my partner is.

Amelia:Good point. But maybe if you get to know him you’ll see he’s nice.

Kate(gives her sister a look):Mel, I think the only time Landon is nice to a girl is when he’s sleeping with her. Amelia(shrugs):Maybe. Guess you’ll just have to find out.

Kate:Look who you’re with! You saw how defensive Kristina was when Josh called Charity a hottie. Her face was redder than an apple.

Amelia:Well, I mean she can’t mad at me. Natasha chose the groups.

Kate:You think she’s gonna care?

Amelia opens her mouth to speak but words don’t come out.


The next day, the students were once again seated talking away.Natasha whistles to get their attention. The class turned silent. They all looked at her expectantly. 

Natasha(smiles):Alright, let's get started. 

Lena:Ooh, are we doing another assignment.

Yasmine:A different one.

Lucy:One that is actually appealing. 

Natasha forced back the angry scowl she wanted to give them. She, instead, pleasantly, smiled. 

Natasha:Okay, so today I’d like you guys to take the time to work with your duet partners.

Aayliah(raises her hand):I have a question.

Natasha:Yes, Aayliah.

Aayliah:Can we change partners?

Natasha:No. This is the partner you got. You’re gonna have to learn to deal with it.

Aayliah(mutters):I rather not. 

Lena:Got something to say?

Aayliah rolls her eyes. She did not want to work with that girl. Lena and her had never got along. Not since the 7th grade when Lena slapped her. Aayliah’s eyes darted over to Lena. Lena was looking straight at her as she could tell Aayliah had been thinking about her. 

Aayliah(turns to face her):Did I say something to you?

Natasha(cuts in):Girls..........

Lena:No, but unlike others, I don't let you boss me around. 

Aayliah(tries to be calm):And that's supposed to mean?

Natasha(butts in again):Aayliah

Lena:How about you figure out?

Aayliah was trying to be calm but Lena made her furious just by walking in the room. Aayliah was always neck to neck with Lena in something. Aayliah was on the Cheerios, Lena was part of the Rhythmic Squad.Aayliah was one of the most gorgeous girls in school, Lena was one of the sexiest. Aayliah was a mean girl that any girl would want to be friends with and Lena was one of those girls that even guys would want to hang with. They just always met toe-to-toe. 

Aayliah:Trust me, I rather not. 

Lena was about to set something else snarky, but Natasha stepped again for the final time. 

Natasha:Girls! Enough! You two are going to have to learn to cope with each other for this week. I'm sure both of you can do it. 

Aayliah turned back around to face Natasha. Lena sat all the way back in her seat. Natasha then took a deep breath and kept talking. 

Natasha:So, take this time to talk about a song or possibly rehearse. Now the deadline is Friday, but if you want to go before then that's fine. 

Lia(whispers to Lucy):This is going to be a disaster. 


Charity looked over to see where Lia was sitting. She was going to have to try again. They had to get this duet done. She was talking to her posse of friends, Lucy and Valerie. Charity took a deep breath and decided to talk to her again. Charity got up and walked over. Lucy and Valerie stopped talking once she walked up. 

Charity:Hey guys.

Valerie and Lucy:Hello.

Lia just looked Charity up and down. She didn’t move an inch. Charity wanted to roll her eyes. But it wasn’t in her nature. Charity:So Lia, I was thinking of some songs we could do.....

Lia(silences her):I think I should pick the song.

Charity:Well, that’s kind of hard considering we’re together................

Lia:Look, it’s not like Ms. West is gonna be glued to our butts and see all the stuff we do. I pick the song we rehearse it a couple of times and then we’re good. Not that hard.

Charity stood there speechless by Lia’s rudeness. Valerie and Lucy couldn’t and didn’t even try to hide their giggles.

Lia:Is that all?

Charity didn’t even respond;she just turned and walked back to her seat.

Kristina was busy showering Josh with compliments when Amelia walked over. Kristina noticed her before Josh did. She quickly lost the smile. Josh looked up when Kristina crossed her arms. Seeing Amelia, he smiled.

Josh:Hey, Amelia right?


Kristina rolled her eyes unknown to Josh and Amelia.

Josh(Stands up):So you’re my partner?

Amelia:Yep that’s me.


Amelia:So do you want to practice here or we could exchange numbers........

Kristina(stands up and interrupts):Ms. West said we could rehearse here. Amelia turns her attention to see Kristina standing really close to Josh. Amelia can read her face and see that she is clearly not pleased.

Josh:Uh, well I have football practice.

Amelia:Yeah, I know. I’m on the cheerleading team.

Josh:Really? I haven’t seen you.

Kristina:That’s because she’s new.

Josh:Oh really?




Kristina wants to interrupt again when she gets that queasy feeling again. She takes a deep breath and tries to ignore it. No way was she leaving her boyfriend alone to talk with this girl. Rather less exchange numbers with her. Josh:So how about we practice now and before we leave still exchange numbers.

Amelia:Works with me.

Kristina opened her mouth to speak when she felt the feeling again and she started developing a headache. She then felt a little dizzy.

Amelia(notices Kristina):Are you okay?

Kristina steadies herself on the chair. She looks up to see both Josh and Amelia watching her closely.

Kristina(lies):Yeah, I just lost my balance.

Amelia:You looked like you were about to puke.

Kristina:Maybe you saw me wrong.

Josh:You okay babe?

Kristina(lies):Never better.

The feeling hits her again.

Kristina:I’m gonna go to the bathroom. Kristina flees to the restroom. Josh looks after her and then turns his attention back to Amelia.

Josh(smiles):So where were we?

Amelia bites her lip. She was really trying to avoid the vibe he was giving her.

Heather and Katylen were talking when Ian walked up. It wasn’t until Ian cleared his throat that they noticed him. Heather quickly smiled. Ian:Katylen.Heather.


Katylen:Hey, Ian. What’s up?

Ian(clears throat again):I was thinking we could get started on our duet. Together. Our duet together.

Heather gives Katylen a look. Katylen shrugged. Heather started to slightly tense up. Here Ian was asking Katylen to practice songs with him. When it should be her. She should be practicing songs with him. Katylen started talking which snapped Heather out of her daydream.

Katylen:Um sure.


Heather:So how ya been Ian?

Ian:You mean since yesterday?

Heather(feels stupid):Uh...............sure. Ian:Well, then. I’m good. What about you?

Heather:I’ve been.........

Ian(cuts her off):Have you been good Katylen?

Katylen:Uh yeah.

Heather closes her mouth abruptly. Did Ian really just cut her off? And to talk to Katylen? Since when does he do that?She must be losing it.

Ian(scratches head):That’s good. So I was thinking of some songs we could sing.


Ian:Yeah, I had some ideas if you want to talk about them.

Katylen looks at Heather. Heather just looked at the both of them.She looked as if she wasn’t understanding anything that was happening. Katylen nudged Heather’s elbow. Heather snapped back to reality looked at Katylen. Katylen gave her a look asking if it was okay. Heather shrugged a response.What she wanted to say was,'No it's not okay, that my future boyfriend wants to go practice a duet with you.'

Ian:Um? Katylen?

Katylen(turns attention back to Ian):Yeah, I’m coming.


Ian then waves and walks back to his seat. As soon as he’s gone, Heather lets out a sad sigh.

Heather:It’s like he’s trying to play with my heart............ Katylen:I’m sorry. I didn’t mean for this to happen.

Heather:I know.

Katylen:You okay, because you know I can take Trent. She doesn’t have to know until Friday.

Heather(sighs and shakes her head):No, go ahead. I’ll be fine.

Katylen nodded and walked over to Ian. Heather leaned back against her chair and watched as Ian and Katylen talked. Every time Katylen smiled and flipped her blonde hair out of her face or Ian laughed made her jealous. She should be doing all that stuff. But instead, it was her best friend. Not how she wanted it to be.

Kate watched as Josh and Amelia talked. Kate looked around to see that some other duet pairs were talking too. Made her feel like she was the only one not doing something. Kate huffed and walked over to Landon. He had his head propped against the music room door and was texting. He seemed to be very interested in the person he was communicating with,due to the various facial expressions he was making.

Kate:So.... Hi.

Landon acted as if he didn’t even hear her. He just continued to text. Kate raised her eyebrow. She knew he heard her. She said it clearly.

Kate:Um, Landon.

Landon still acted as if she wasn’t there. Like she was invisible. Kate crossed her arms. She didn’t play that game. She wasn’t that type of girl.

Kate(speaks louder):Landon!

Landon finally turns his attention to her. He gave her this look as if he didn’t want to be bothered. Kate turned her head and looked around.

Landon:What are you looking at?

Kate(turns back to him):Oh, me? I’m just looking for the person, you’re giving that glare to. Because it can not be me.

Landon opened his mouth to say something. Kate pushed a curl out of her face and then crossed her arms again. Respect was a big thing for Kate. And she only gave it if she received it. And Landon was not giving.

Landon:Are you mad?

Kate:No, I’m cool. It’s you that needs to make sure you’re fine.

Landon put his phone in his pocket. He then shoved his hands in his pocket. He pushed himself off the door and took some steps towards her. Kate tried to hide the snicker forming inside her. Did he really think that just because he walked up to her that’d she be afraid? Was he that shallow?

Kate:You’re not frightening.

Landon:Neither are you, princess.

Kate(scoffs):Please, I’m not just some princess. Landon:I can tell.

Kate:Look, are you ready to get started or not?

Landon(teases):Does something bad happen if I say no?

Kate:I can’t see how any girl finds that dry humor of yours cute. It’s quite a turn-off. Landon’s smile quickly changed into a scowl. Kate simply shrugged. She was just giving her opinion. She had every right. So he didn’t agree. Oh well.

Landon(scratching his head):So where do you want to sit?

Kate(smirks):That’s the smartest thing I’ve heard you say yet.

Landon scowled again, but this time Kate simply just turned around and walked over to some chairs in a corner. Landon huffed and began to follow her.

Landon(muttering to himself):Why’d I get put with the snarky one?

Rose was walking to class when Justice stopped her in the hallway. Rose flushed and surprised stopped abruptly.

Justice:Um, hi.

Rose(smiles a little):Hey Justice:So, uh, we were supposed to exchange numbers.

Rose:Yeah, so you could come over.


Rose(reaches in her bag):Let me get my cell............... Justice watched as Rose shuffled through her purse and pulled out her cell. Justice couldn’t help but think of the other day and how Rose seemed timid on the thought of coming over her house. Rose pulled out of her cell phone.

Rose:Ready for the number?

Justice(gets phone out of her pocket):Yeah Rose:Okay, it’s 345-786-9023

Justice nodded and punched in the number. But the nagging feeling of knowing that Rose was afraid to come to her house over Landon continued to gnaw at her. 

Rose:Okay, so just let me know when you want to come over and.............

Justice(blurts):I was thinking instead you should come to my house. Rose didn’t respond, she just plopped her phone back in her bag. Justice could tell by Rose’s body language that the idea didn’t set well with her. Justice took a deep breath slouching her shoulders as she exhaled.

Justice:I just think it’d be better if you came to my house.

Rose:Well, I mean..........

Justice:Landon, won’t bother you. Justice could tell by the way Rose’s eyes widened that she struck a nerve. Justice didn’t mean to offend her.

Rose:What makes you think this has to do with Landon?

Justice:I just know. And if you’re afraid of coming to my house because of what you think he’s gonna do, you should know you’re fine.

Rose wanted to ask Justice how she was so sure. Justice didn’t know what Rose felt. It was one thing to watch Landon pick on someone. But Rose had the been the one picked on. Justice just watched as Landon made fun of a student, but every time Landon teased someone it affected Rose. It made Rose feel like she was getting put down as well. Justice didn’t know.

Rose:Look, you don’t get it. And me offering you to come to my house has nothing to do with Landon. Justice:I’m just....................

Rose(cuts her off):Just forget it.

Justice:Hey, I’m not trying to offend..........

Rose(in a small voice):How about you just call me when you want to meet.

Justice:Ros.............. But it was too late, Rose had already began walking away. Justice sighed and stomped her foot. She was mad and also felt bad. Mad because Rose didn’t get her point and she felt bad because deep down she knew why Rose was afraid to come to her house. It didn’t matter that she was wasn’t like Landon, because she was his sister. Everything Landon did in some way fell back on her. And she couldn’t erase it, it was just something she could not avoid.

Kristina quietly tried to ease herself into the class. She didn’t mean to be late. She was too busy in the bathroom throwing up. She really wish she could put a timer on that. Not to mention the fact that she was getting headaches like every two hours. Kristina tried to slip between desks and slide into her seat. Just as she was about to sit down the teacher spotted her. Kristina bit her lip. The teacher scolded her saying it was nice that she finally decided to join the class. Kristina said nothing just plopped in her seat. Kristina sighed as she opened her textbook. She turned to see Lucy looking at her. Kristina tried to turn her head and avoid her gaze. She didn’t feel like getting into anything at the moment.

Lucy(whispers where only Kristina can hear):In the bathroom again. The hairs on Kristina’s neck stand up as she tenses. How did Lucy know that? Was she a stalker or something.Kristina turned to face Lucy who was involved in taking notes in her notebook.

Kristina(whispers back):How did you know?

Lucy(turns to face her):I didn’t. Kristina wanted to curse herself but not being smart enough to see through that. She should have known Lucy wasn’t in the bathroom with her. But what was Lucy asking all these questions to her.

Kristina:Oh, well. I’m fine for your information.

Lucy:I didn’t ask if you were fine.

Kristina:Well, I am.

Lucy(goes back to writing in her notebook):Good. So I guess this means tomorrow after your cheerleading practice we can go to my house and practice the duet.

Kristina(shrugs):Well, if that’s what you wanted you should have asked.

Lucy:I was going to ask you in the bathroom after your little throwing up but you took off.

Kristina:I told you I didn’t feel well.

Lucy:But you feel better now. So we can go to my house unless you want to go to yours.

Kristina:No, your house is fine.

Lucy:Good, I’ll meet you outside the gym tomorrow.

Kristina:Fine by m..........

Kristina didn’t get to say the last word because the teacher turned around and glared at her. Kristina said a quick apology and got out her notebook. Kristina turned to see that Lucy was chuckling about Kristina getting in trouble. Kristina’s lips started to curl up in a smile, maybe this Lucy girl was cool.

Natasha was in her office when she heard her door open. Natasha looked up to see Trent standing there in the doorway. She looked at him with surprise. That was unlike him to be in here. Natasha:Mr. Brown how can I help you?

Trent:I’m quitting the glee club.

Natasha:Excuse me?

Trent:It’s just not my thing.

Natasha:Not your thing?

Trent:Exactly. I’m not the type that works with people.

Natasha:You haven't even talked to her.

Trent:Cause I don't know her. And I don't work with people I don't know. So I’ll be quitting. Trent then turned to exit the door. Natasha stood up and rested her hands on her hips. This wasn’t happening right now.

Natasha:Trent! Trent was almost out the door when she called his name. Trent turned and looked at her. Natasha crossed her arms.

Natasha:You can not quit.

Trent:Why not? I’m on the football team. And I’m doing good there. I don’t see why I have to be in both.

Natasha:Because that was the deal with Mrs. Morris. You’re staying in the club.

Trent:Why? I can tell you don’t like me being in there.

Natasha:Where’d you get that at?

Trent walks back in the office and plops in her chair. Natasha walks back to her desk and sits as well.

Trent:Please, anytime I say something smart you give me this look like you want to choke me.

Natasha:That’s only because you refuse to try.

Trent:Exactly, which is why you need to kick me out.

Natasha(sighs):Trent, if I kick you out. You’ll learn nothing.

Trent:There’s nothing to learn.

Natasha:Maybe to you.

How are you gonna know? You don’t even try. It’s like you don’t care.

Trent:That’s because I don’t. Natasha rest her elbows on the desk. She looks at Trent. Natasha:I know you’re not that type of person.

Trent(snaps):You don’t know nothing about me.

Natasha was a little taken back by his remark. She stood up and went over to her file cabinet. She pulled out a manilla envelope. She walked back over to Trent and slapped the folder on her desk. She then went back to her seat.

Natasha(calm):Actually I do. You’re a deliquent that has no respect for anyone but yourself. You feel as if you don’t have to try to do anything. You’re mad at the world for no reason. You have a loving girlfriend that would do anything for you but after what I saw a few weeks ago, it’s clear you could care less. But you know what I also know?

Trent looked down at the desk. For some odd reason, Natasha felt like she was getting through to him. She stood up and walked over to him and pointed at the envelope.

Natasha:I checked out your transcripts. You’re smart. Really smart. That’s what I know about you Trenton Brown. But you know what I don’t know as much as I want to. So how about you tell me what I don’t know.

Trent:Why do you want to know about me?

Natasha:Because if I don’t ask you nobody will. Trent, you have a reason to be mad. We just don’t know what it is. So why don’t you tell me so I can help you figure it out. And maybe I can help erase it.

Trent:You can’t erase my past.

Natasha(nods):You’re right. But I can help ease the pain. And I can help you with your future. Trent just sits there thinking over what to do. He could talk or he could walk out. To be honest, walking out seemed really tempting. But there was something nagging at him to talk. He didn’t usually talk to people, well he talked to Lena and Tanya. But that was it. He didn’t really have anyone else. The truth was he didn’t always like being angry. But it was like the anger was harbored in him. Like he couldn’t get it out if he tried.

Trent(inhales and exhales deeply):Okay.


Trent took a deep breath and started talking. Natasha sat back in her chair and did something Trent wasn’t always used to, listening.

Jace walked in the large, vast, gym. There wasn’t a single sound in there. He sighed, he knew he shouldn’t have listened to her. What would he look like being in the gym anyway? Jace kept walking anyway. He didn’t know what he was supposed to be looking for. If anything.

Valerie(walks up behind him):Hi.

Jace jumped and whizzed around and there was Valerie. She smiled at him. She had her hair in a messy ponytail and was wearing an oversized tee shirt and yoga pants. Jace stood there not knowing what to do.

Valerie:So I was thinking we should do a dance song.

Jace:Uh, dance song?

Valerie:Yeah, I love to dance. And you’re a good singer, I bet. Together I think we’ll be really good.

Jace:I don’t think so.

Valerie:No, I really do think you can sing.

Jace shook his head. She was absent-minded but he can of found it appealing. He started to smile. 

Jace:Not that. I don’t really dance.

Valerie(nudges him):Oh, come on. Anyone can dance. It’s not about seeing. It’s about letting the music move your body. You just gotta feel the music.

Jace:But I don’t think the duet assignment has to do with dancing. It’s simply singing. So.......

Valerie(sighs with a smile):Oh come on. Live a little.

Jace:I do.

Valerie:Really, then come on.

Jace:And do what?

Valerie(takes his hand):Here, stand straight.

Jace stiffens. He didn’t want to embarrass himself. He already told her he couldn’t dance. Now he was about to show her. Valerie held his right hand with her land hand. She simply placed his left hand on her back. She then rested her hand on his shoulder. Jace gulped. This was not only his first time dancing, but it was his first time being close with a girl.

Valerie:Okay now let’s take two steps left, back, front, and to right. They simply took two steps to the left, two steps to the right, two steps back and two steps to the front. They did it repeatedly.

Valerie:All dancing is walking fast. Except in this case, we’re walking slow.

Jace(nervous):I just don’t think it’s for me.

Valerie:Okay let’s try this. We’ll step forward with our left foot.

Jace and Valerie both stepped forward with their left foot.

Valerie:Now our right. Then your left again. Then with our right foot again take one step to the right. But instead of stepping to the right he stepped to the left and stepped on Valerie’s toe. Valerie let out a “Ouch.”

Jace then dropped his hands and stepped back from Valerie. He knew he should have not been dancing.

Jace:Look, I can’t do this.

Valerie:I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to seem upset. I wasn’t, to be honest.

Jace:It’s fine.

Valerie:Are you sure? I promise I'm fi--------

Jace(scratches his head)I should get home.

Valerie:But we didn’t even practice. 

Jace(lies):I have to get home.

Valerie steps in front of him so that he doesn’t leave. Jace sighs and stops. Valerie has a sincere look of regret on her face. Jace could feel it.

Valerie:We don’t have to dance. We can just practice singing.

Jace:I’m just not up for it. Jace could feel her let out a deflated sigh.

Valerie:Well, you’ll know where I’m at if you want to practice.

Jace(mutters and starts walking out of the gym):Yeah sure.

Valerie sighed and looked down at her feet.

Valerie(talking to herself):That was a disaster.

Yasmine(stirring her mocha):I was thinking we could do a song from RENT.

Tyler(smiles):I love RENT.

Yasmine smiles. Yasmine and Tyler decided to hit the local cafe after school to discuss what duet they were going to do.

Yasmine:So a song from RENT?

Tyler:No, I was thinking more of like Holding Out For A Hero.

Yasmine:That song in Shrek?

Tyler(scoffs):No, dear. Bonnie Tyler.

Yasmine(eye-rolls):Okay, well then how about a song from Hairspray!

Tyler:That could be cool. But I rather do a song by Amy Winehouse.

Yasmine:Really, Amy Winehouse?

Tyler(plays offended):What’s wrong with Amy? Lena and I adore her.

Yasmine(takes a bite out of her bagel):Nothing, except I’m just not the biggest fan. I know how about a song from Kimba or Sia.


Yasmine:You don’t love Sia?

Tyler:She’s okay.

Yasmine(sighs):This isn’t getting anywhere.

Tyler:You’re right. I feel like there’s nothing out there.

Yasmine(gets an idea):Wait, what?

Tyler(gives her a weird look):I said, I feel like there’s nothing out there.

Yasmine:That reminds me of a song.

Tyler:It does?

Yasmine:Yeah Is Anybody Out There?

Tyler:That song by Nelly Furtado! I love her.

Yasmine:Me too. We should do that song. It'd be perfect. 

Tyler(shakes his head):I don't know, Yasmine. 

Yasmine:Why not? We both love the song. 

Tyler:Yeah, but I don’t know if I could pull off the male’s lead.

Yasmine:Of course you could.

Tyler:I don’t think I could.

Yasmine(smirks):You, Tyler Collins, are nervous?

Tyler(smiles):Hey, you just met me a few days ago, you hardly know me.

Yasmine:You know what I do know?


Yasmine stood up. She walked around to where she was standing next to Tyler. She began to softly sing the chorus.

I don't wanna be left
In this war tonight
Am I alone in this fight?
Is anybody out there?
    She began to softly sing the chorus. Her voice fit Nelly Furtado’s part perfectly. Tyler nodded with a smile and listened as she continued to sing
Don't wanna be left left in this world behind
Say you'll run to my side

  Tyler shrugged and stood up. He began to sing too. Yasmine smiled at him.
Something 'bout mary
Never won a pageant
Never felt pretty
Never looked like cameron
Diaz was her last name
Always been abandoned
Keep your head up

Baby girl this is your anthem
There goes hannah
Showin' off her banner
Rocking that crown
Make them boys go bananas
When you're insecure about yourself
It's a fact
You can point a finger
But there's three pointing back
I can see her crying out, yeah
Is there anybody out there?

She's really counting on your love
Still struggling uphill
But you act like you don't care
Right now she could really use a shoulder
Hanging onto the edge til it's over
She's crying for your love tonight
Lonely is hard to survive, she said

  Yasmine and Tyler began singing around the local cafe.
I don't wanna be left
In this war tonight
Am I alone in this fight?
Is anybody out there?

Don't wanna be left left in this world behind
Say you'll run to my side
Is anybody out there? yeah, yeah, yeah

Is anybody out there?
Tyler:(somebody, anybody)

    The scene then changed them in the choir room the next day performing the duet.Yasmine and Tyler were sitting in chairs facing the glee club students and Natasha.
His name was adam
When his mom had him
Dad was a phantom never took a look at him
Grew up mad and antisocial
Hated outdoors, always in playing madden
Adam was lonely
Drugs were the only
Way out of his own life
Now he's slowly losing his fire
Close to retire
With one last hope he puts his arms up higher
I can see him crying out, yeah
Is anybody out there?
         Lucy and Valerie were nodding their heads to the music, smiling. Charity and Aayliah both mouthed the words.
He's really counting on your love
Still struggling uphill
But you act like you don't care
Right now he could really use a shoulder
Hanging onto the edge til it's over
He's crying for your love tonight
Lonely is hard to survive, he said

I don't wanna be left
In this war tonight
Am I alone in this fight?
Is anybody out there?

Don't wanna be left left in this world behind
Say you'll run to my side
Is anybody out there?

If you feel the way I feel
Like you've been talking to yourself
Well this one's for everyone who's felt invisible
Lonely in a crowded room
Searching for someone like you
Can't do it all alone
Yasmine:(no one can baby)
Can't do it all alone
Yasmine:(no one should baby)
Is anybody out there?
Yasmine:(somebody, anybody)
Is anybody out there?
I'm right here for you
Is anybody out there?

I don't wanna be left
In this war tonight
Am I alone in this fight?
Is anybody out there?

Don't wanna be left left in this world behind
Say you'll run to my side
Is anybody out there? yeah, yeah, yeah
I don't wanna do it all alone
I need your love to take me home
No one said you should be all alone
I'm right here
Is anybody out there?

When the song ended, Lena was the first one to stand up and start cheering. She was followed by the rest of the glee club. Tyler nudged Yasmine and hugged her. Natasha, clapping, stood up and walked towards them. 

Natasha(points towards them):See this is what I'm talking about. I expect the rest of you guys to take the motive and try like these two. Yasmine and Tyler excellent job. 

Heather was watching as Katylen and Ian were practicing. She looked up to see Trent walking her way. She shrugged and decided to meet him halfway.

Heather(waves):Um, hi.


Heather:So we got to do a duet together.

Trent(sat down in a chair):Yeah, I know. Not that excited. But you gotta do what you gotta do.

Heather was definitely surprised. This was not the same Trent. The Trent she saw a few days ago was scary. He was rude. Definitely not who he was now.

Trent:You okay? Because you’re staring off into space.


Heather looked to see she was still standing. Heather sat down and smoothed her ruffled brown skirt.

Heather(begins to twist her ponytail with one finger) Oh! Yeah, sure.

Trent(nods):Cool. So what type of music do you like?

Heather(shrugged):Any type. Usher, Ke$ha, One Republic.

Trent:One Republic is cool.

Heather:Right! Before Trent could say something, his phone started playing Usher’s Without You.

Trent took his phone out of his jacket. He opened, texted something, and put it back in his pocket.

Trent:Sorry. My girlfriend is running late. And I forgot to turn off my phone.

Heather:It’s cool. Besides, I love the song.


Heather:Yeah, I love the message. It’s about telling someone that you really need them in your life.

Trent:Exactly. But in a fun, upbeat, type of way not in some emotional ballad.

Heather(nodded and moved hair out of her face):Exactly.

Heather’s mind then drifted to Ian. She tilted her head to see him talking to Ian. He was doing that goofy smile again. Heather felt her heart start skipping a couple of beats. She wished Ian could see how much she cared about him. Wait that gave her an idea.

Heather(taps Trent’s arm):I think I found her our song.

Trent(looks up from his cell phone):Really? I didn’t even mention an idea.

Heather:Yeah, it’s perfect. Without You.

Trent:My ringtone? Heather:Yeah, the one by Usher. It’s gonna be great.


Heather:You think so?

Trent:Considering I don’t have any other ideas and I am just looking forward to getting this over with...................yeah I can say I do.

Heather:I think your girlfriend will like it too. You could dedicate it to her.

Trent(shrugs):I guess I could. All the while Heather was planning on dedicating it to Ian. Maybe he’d get the picture once she performed the song. He would realize that she was the one for him and they’d start dating. A girl could dream couldn’t she?

Katylen(chewing on her pen cap):So I know you’re a big fan of Kings Of Leon. I was thinking we could sing Use Somebody.

Ian:Yeah, but actually I was thinking of doing something different.

Katylen:Different how?

Ian(smiles):Well, I was listening to the radio last night and I heard the perfect song.

Katylen(raises an eyebrow and smiles):Really?

Ian:Totally. You wanna hear? I downloaded the song this morning.

Katylen(shrugs):Sure, why not?

Ian digs in his jacket pocket for his his ipod. He turns it on and goes to the song. He hands her the earbuds and the ipod. Katylen nods as the song plays. Ian smiles, he can tell she likes the song because of the way she smiles and bobs her head.

Ian:So you feeling it?

Katylen(takes the earbuds out):It’s really cool. It’s just...........

Ian(teases):Not a Demi Lovato fan?

Katylen(shakes her head and laughs):No, it’s not that. It’s just the meaning.

Ian(smiles fades):Oh. Katylen:I mean it’s a love song. How can we sing a love song if we’re not you know in love? Ian:I mean we could try.

Katylen:I don’t know. It just seems really tough.

Ian:Well,I mean not if you believe.

Katylen just looks down at her black leggings.

Ian cleared his throat. "Here goes nothing."  he thought to himself.

Ian:And actually, there is this girl that I kind of like.

Katylen(looks up at him):Really?

Ian(gets nervous):Yeah.

Katylen(eyes widen):I bet she’s awesome. Thoughts started stirring in Katylen’s head. Maybe he was talking about Heather. Maybe that was the girl that he liked. Ian:Yeah, she is.

Katylen(smiling):Well, in that case, I think we should do the song.


Katylen smiled. Heather would be so happy. That was if Heather was the girl.

Rose was praising Yasmine on how good her performance was when Justice walked up. Rose continued to talk as she didn’t see her. Yasmine, however, coughed to let her know that she was standing there. Rose turned to see Justice standing there looking remorseful.

Justice:Rose, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to offend you.

Rose(waves a hand to dismiss it):It’s cool.

Justice:Do you want to come over, then?

Rose(lies):I can’t. But if you want we could meet somewhere?

Justice:So you can’t come to my house but you can meet me somewhere? Rose:Well, I mean you could come to my house.

Justice(blurts):You know I’m not my brother.

Rose:I didn’t say anything about...........

Justice(cuts her off):And you know what, I don’t like being judged because who my brother is.

Rose(tries to speak):I wasn’t trying.................

Justice:I am my own person. I didn’t tell my brother to slushie you that day. I never tell my brother to bother anyone.

Rose:I didn’t say that you did.

Justice:You didn’t have to.

Justice then stormed off. Rose stood there with her mouth open. Rose then plopped in her seat. She didn’t expect Justice to get so upset. Rose stared at her brown boots. Rose looked up to see Yasmine looking at her expectantly.

Rose(shrugs):I should leave her alone. She’s seems upset.

Yasmine:Well, wouldn’t you be?

Rose:What do you mean?

Yasmine:I mean, don’t you hate it when people pick on you for no reason?


Yasmine:Okay, well how do you think she feels?

Rose:I haven’t seen her get picked on! Yasmine:I mean if she wasn’t Landon Wate’s sister would you have still said no to going to her house?

Rose(bites lip):Well.................maybe not.

Yasmine(gives her a look):Maybe?

Rose:Okay, so I was afraid to go to her house. But I didn’t mean for her to get upset.

Yasmine:But she did.

Rose:So you’re saying...

Yasmine:Rose, you know what I’m saying. You just need to figure out what you’re gonna do.

Rose sighed. Now she was the one in the wrong and she had to fix it.

Landon and Kate were back in the same corner from the other day talking. This time Landon was alert.

Landon:So what song we gonna do?

Kate:Well, did you listen to any of the songs I texted you?

Landon(lies):I was gonna but.................

Kate:Don’t lie to me. Let me guess you were too busy being yourself.

Landon:Well, when you put it like that.

Kate:It doesn’t matter. I think I have a song.

Landon:What, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun?

Landon laughs at his own joke but stops when he sees the look Kate gives him.

Kate(rolls eyes):No. Lips Of An Angel.

Landon:By Hinder?

Kate:No by the Cyndi Lauper? Yes, by Hinder. They’re one of my favorite bands.

Landon(surprised and amazed):Really?

Kate(nods):Yeah. I love them.

Landon:That’s a shocker.

Kate:What? Just because I have blonde hair and blue eyes you think I’m some girly girl all about makeup and designer purses, is that it?


Kate(interrupts):Don’t even lie because I already know the answer.

Landon:Okay, so that’s what I thought. Apparently I was wrong.

Kate(in a dry tone):Clearly.

Landon:So what’s the Hinder song.

Kate:Lips Of An Angel.

Landon(nods):Of course....... Landon’s attention glanced towards Aayliah. She was talking to Charity, her best friend. Of all the songs to pick she picked that one.



Kate:You don’t like the song.

Landon:I love it to be honest.

Kate:Then, what’s the deal?

Landon:Nothing, so where do you want to practice?

Josh:So, I have been thinking and I was hoping we could do a song for my girlfriend.

Amelia wasn’t really paying attention, well she was trying to. But she was lost in his warm, encouraging, brown eyes.

Amelia:Really, how sweet?

Josh:Yeah. She’s awesome.

Amelia:I bet she is.

Josh:Well one of her favorite singers is Demi Lovato. So I was thinking we could do a Demi Lovato song. Amelia:She’s a talented artist.

Josh:Kris, sure thinks so.

Amelia:A choice of song?

Josh(shrug):Nah. She loves any song.

Amelia:Well, I’m also a fan. I could pick the song.

Josh(smiles):Sure. You seem like you got good taste.

Amelia(smiles):I’d say my taste is o......kay.

Josh laughed and smiled which triggered a smile from her. She began to wrap the loose ends of her ponytail around her finger.

Josh:So I can trust that you’ll pick the perfect duet?



Yasmine was sitting by the piano when Connor walked over and sat down. Yasmine looked at him. He couldn’t tell if she was curious, annoyed, or just didn’t care.

Connor:So, that song you sang the other day was really good.

Yasmine:Thanks. Your band sounded nice too.

Connor:Thanks. We try.

Yasmine(nods):So you just like walking up to girls, sitting down next to them, and start talking.

Connor laughed at her blunt question. He wasn’t use to girls being that straight-forward.

Yasmine:I’m guessing by the fact that you find it funny that the answer is yes.

Connor:No.I was laughing by how obnoxious that sounded.

Yasmine:Obnoxious? You’re calling me obnoxious?

Connor:Yeah, pretty much.

Yasmine:Wow. Aren’t you blunt?

Connor:You’re telling me?

Yasmine(standing up):I must have been wrong about you.

Connor:Oh yeah?

Yasmine:Yeah, because here was thinking you were some wanna-be, bad boy drummer that all of the girls swoon over.

Connor:You were right about the swooning part.

Yasmine(raises an eyebrow and smiles):When really, you might be a lot more interesting. Yasmine then walked away leaving Connor to his thoughts. He smiled just as Tommy walked up.

Tommy(flicks his head toward Yasmine):So you’re going for skater chick over there?

Connor(stands up):I don’t maybe. Maybe not.

Aayliah was at her locker grabbing a textbook when Lena walked over. Aayliah tried to hide her look of annoyance by Lena’s presence.

Lena:Don’t bother. I don’t like being paired with you as much as you don’t like being paired with me.

Aayliah:Well, you got that right. I’d rather wear a dress made of road-kill.

Lena:Did you look at that dress you wore yesterday?

Aayliah(gasps)(scowls):Listen Miss Senorita you don’t want to go toe-to-toe with me.

Lena(clenches teeth):Oh really? Because I bet you on those ten dollar extensions you’re wearing I do.

Aayliah(rolls eyes):F.Y.I, this is my real hair.

Lena:Of course and you’re the best cheerleader on the squad.

Aayliah:I cheer better than you dance.

Lena:You wish. Your cheerleading can’t hold a match to my dancing. But no need to tell you what you already know. Aayliah:What I know is that my life is perfect.

Lena:Perfect? Since when did perfect and crap mean the same thing?

Aayliah:My life isn’t crap. I have it all.

Lena:Right, because being head cheerleader means you have it all.

Aayliah:You’re the one that lets your boyfriend talk to you like dirt.

Lena, at first, didn’t say anything. Out of the corner of her eye she saw Landon flirting with a blonde girl. She knew her from one of her classes. Her name was Stephanie. Lena then looked back at Aayliah, who by the look on her face thought she had won.

Lena:Oh really? (crosses arms) Well at least my football player boyfriend doesn’t cheat on me in public. Aayliah:Landon doens’t cheat on me in public!

Lena:Oh really? (flicks her head in Landon’s direction) Look for yourself.

Aayliah turned and gasped at what she saw. It was Landon and Stephanie talking and flirting. Stephanie had her hands gripped tight on Landon’s jacket and Landon sure seemed like he didn’t mind. The anger in Aayliah suddenly melted away. Lena walked up next to her.

Lena:Seems like your life isn’t all that perfect.

Aayliah didn’t answer, she just ran off to the bathroom. Lena sighed and walked after her.

Lena(walks in the bathroom):Aayliah?

Aayliah(sniffles):Go away!

Lena(sighs and softens her tone):Aayliah, I didn’t mean for you to get that upset. I was out of bounds.

Aayliah(sniffles):You don’t get it.

Lena:I don’t?

Aayliah(sniffles):No, he never treats me right. Like he says he loves me but then he does stuff like that.

Lena:Sort of like Trent.

Aayliah:I guess.

Lena:No, really. Trent is terrible. Sometimes he doesn’t listen, he’ll call me names, he’ll cut me out of his life. And when I get the courage to leave him, he makes me fall back in love.

Aayliah(walks out of the bathroom):Just like Landon.


Aayliah:If Trent is so bad, then why don’t you leave him?

Lena:Why don’t you break up with Landon?

Aayliah nods understanding her point. Aayliah walks over to the mirror and wipes her face. Her eyes are red from the tears she had just cried over Landon.

Aayliah:This whole time, I thought you and I would never have an understanding of each other.

Lena:Me neither.

Aayliah(starts to smile):Seems like I was wrong.

Natasha was in her office working on some paperwork when Jane walked in her office. Natasha looked up and didn’t even try to smile.

Jane(smirks):Natasha, Natasha.

Natasha:What is it, Jane? I have a counseling session in a couple of minutes.

Jane:I was just surprised to know that you’re still up with the glee club facade.

Natasha:Yes, Jane I’m actually doing something to make a difference.

Jane:You know, your club won’t hold a candle to any of the rivals. I bet you have a hard time getting them to even listen to you.

Natasha:You know, that’s where you’re wrong. My students are working really hard. Why don’t you go make sure your cheerios are doing the same?

Jane:Unlike your club, my Cheerios actually have talent.

Natasha:Since you don’t think that my club has talent how about you come to the audiotorium Friday afternoon. Trent then walked in with his backpack slung on his shoulder. Jane, seeing him, prepared to exit.

Jane:Know what, Natasha? I might take you up on that?

Jane then walked out of the office leaving Natasha fired up and Trent standing there confused.

Lia was at her locker talking to Rogerson again when Charity walked back up. Rogerson, this time, didn’t see her and continued chatting with Lia.

Charity:Rogerson, if you’re done cheating on your girlfriend with Lia, I need to talk to her. Lia turned around and glared deathly at Charity. This time it didn’t scare her. Charity stood her ground.

Rogerson:I guess I should uh go.

Charity nodded as Rogerson turned and walked away.

Lia:Listen, haven’t I told you to leave me alone!

Charity:He’s not gonna leave her.

Lia:Excuse me?

Charity(flicked her head in the direction Rogerson left):Rogerson. He’s not gonna leave his girlfriend for you, ya know?

Lia(crosses arms):And what business is this of yours?

Charity(shrugs):It’s none. But you’re a beautiful girl and you shouldn’t waste it on Rogerson. He’s not gonna love you. Or even be with you.

Lia:He was talking to me publicly.

Charity:But does he walk down the hallway with you, holding your hand? Or does he invite you to his football games? Or are you the one wearing his jacket? Lia didn’t say anything just looked at her locker. Charity nodded and let the reality set in her head.

Charity:Look what you do is your business. But we need to do this duet like it or not. So meet me later on after school. Okay?

Lia(sighed and finally nodded):Fine.

Kristina was just walking out of the gym from cheerleading practice, she saw Lucy standing at her locker, not far the gym, listening to music. Kristina walked over and waved her hand to say hello. Lucy nodded and took the headphones off.

Kristina:Cool headphones.


Katylen walked up on the two of them. Lucy smiled and waved at Katylen.

Katylen:Kris, mom’s in the car.

Kristina:Tell her, I’m working on a project with Lucy.

Katylen:Okay, but how you gonna get home?

Lucy:I can drop her off.

Katylen:You drive?

Lucy:I have a permit.

Katylen raises an eyebrow and is about to say something when Lucy stops her.

Lucy: Don’t worry, my butler can come with me.

Katylen(shrugs):Okay,I’ll tell her.

Kristina:Yeah, I’ll be fine.

Katylen:Okay, bye.

Kristina waved and turned back to Lucy. Lucy was putting her ipod back in her bag.

Kristina(starts walking with Lucy):Butler?

Lucy:What, I had to say something! Your sister was about to interrogate me! Besides, I really do have a butler.

Kristina:For real?

Lucy:Yeah, my parents are dead, so I live with my wealthy uncle and aunt.

Kristina and Lucy walk to Lucy’s car. Lucy walked to the driver’s side and unlocked the doors. Kristina, not knowing, what to say, just got in the car. Kristina finally said something when Lucy cranked the car up.

Kristina:I’m sorry.

Lucy(pulling out of the school’s lot):No, it’s fine. It’s been 9 years. I’ve learned to cope.

Kristina:If you don’t mind me asking, how did they die? Car accident?

Lucy:No. Um, it was a break in gone wrong. They, the robbers, uh, broke into our house and they thought they could just get they wanted and leave. But my father wasn’t that type of person. He tried to fight it and even they shot him. My mom locked me in my room and when she tried to call the police they shot her too.

Kristina:I’m sorry. Did they got caught?

Lucy:Yeah, my neighbor called the police. They said they never meant to even use their guns. But they did. And they took my parents away from me.

Kristina:I’m so sorry.

Lucy:No, it’s fine. I’ve learned to deal with it.

Kristina then realized that Lucy was done driving. Lucy turned off the car and got out. Kristina still shaken by what she had learned got out. Kristina was amazed by the house. It was huge. It looked like it could fit a family of seven not merely three.

Kristina:Wow, nice place.


Lucy and Kristina walk up to Lucy’s front door. Lucy takes out her key and unlocks the door. Kristina’s eyes widen at the sight of Lucy’s house. It looked marvelous. Whoever cleaned, did a very good job.

Lucy(noticing Kristina’s expression):Yeah, I know it’s a mansion.

Kristina:Yeah it’s............ Kristina’s response was cut short by a tall, woman, with blonde hair in a tight bun walking out of the next room. She was dressed like she was about to attend some gala.

Lucy:Kristina, this is my aunt Sandra. Aunt Sandra, this is Kristina. We’re practicing something for school.


Sandra Wentz:(holds out a hand for Kristina to shake)Sandra. Sandra Wentz. But you may call me Mrs. Wentz.

Kristina(shakes hand):Um, hello. Mrs......................Wentz

Lucy(walks around Sandra followed by Kristina):So, we’ll be going upstairs.

Sandra Wentz:Lucy. Wait a second.

Lucy:Yes, Aunt Sandra?

Sandra Wentz:Peter and I are going to a dinner tonight. Hanson has dinner fixed for you. Please act like a civilized young lady.

Lucy:No problem, Aunt Sandra. Then a tall, broad, man, Kristina assumed to be Lucy’s uncle walked in. He was dressed in a nice tux and was fastening his cuff links when he stopped to see Lucy, Kristina, and Sandra standing there.

Sandra Wentz:Peter, we have company.

Peter Wentz(smiles at Kristina):Hello, I’m Peter Wentz. Clearly, you’ve met my wife and my lovely niece.

Lucy:Uncle Peter, this is Kristina.

Kristina:Hello, Mr. Wentz

Sandra Wentz:Peter, we must get going. Lucy, we can trust you, can’t we?

Lucy:Yes, Aunt Sandra.

Kristina could tell by the way, Lucy talked and looked at her aunt that they did not get along. Kristina couldn’t blame her, Sandra Wentz seemed like a snooty rich woman.

Kristina:Well, it was nice to meet the both of you.

Peter Wentz:Same applies, Kristina.

Kristina then followed Lucy up the long staircase to her room. Once they were both in Lucy’s room, Lucy plopped on the floor and groaned in annoyance.

Lucy:I can’t stand her. Kristina(sits down):Who? Your aunt?

Lucy:Who else? She’s such a pain.

Kristina:I’m sorry. She seemed irritating.

Lucy:She is. Can’t wait til I graduate.

Kristina:I couldn’t imagine being you.

Lucy:Yeah, it’s not all luxury.

Kristina:You seem like a modern day Cinderella. All you need is a prince.

Lucy:No, I’m not a fairy-tale person. Besides, the whole girl getting saved by a prince seems really cliche to me.

Kristina:Really? I find it romantic.

Lucy:Well, not me. I find it awfully cliche. I mean I don’t want to be saved by some prince. Lucy stood up and began to sing.

Lucy:When I was just a little girl,
My mama used to tuck me into bed,
And she'd read me a story.
         Lucy walked around the room as she sang. Kristina, knowing the song, stood up and sang along.

Kristina:It always was about a princess in distress
And how a guy would save her
And end up with the glory.
     Lucy smiled when Kristina began to sing with her.

Lucy:I'd lie in bed
And think about
The person that I wanted to be,
    Lucy plopped back on her bed and sang some more.

Kristina:Then one day I realized
The fairy tale life wasn’t for me.
     Kristina sat next to Lucy and sang the next verses.

Kristina and Lucy:I don’t wanna be like Cinderella,
Sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar,
Waiting for somebody to come and set me free
       Kristina and Lucy both got up and started dancing around Lucy's room.
Lucy:(Come and set me free)
I don’t wanna be like someone waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On I will survive
Unless somebody's on my side
Don't wanna depend on no one else.
I’d rather rescue myself.

Kristina:Someday I'm gonna find Someone
Who wants my soul, heart and mind
Who's not afraid to show that he loves me
Somebody who will understand I'm happy just the way i am
Don't need nobody taking care of me
Lucy:(i will be there)
I will be there for him just as strong as he will be there for me
when i give myself then it has got to be an equal thing

    Lucy and Kristina walked out of her room and were singing going down the hallway.
Lucy:I can slay
Kristina:(I can slay)
my own dragons.
Kristina:(My own dragons)
I can dream my own dreams.
Kristina:(My own dreams)
My knight in shining armor
Kristina:(shining armor)
is me.
So I'm gonna set me free.
     The scene then changed to the girls in the choir room singing together. Kristina and Lucy had all the girls in the glee room clapping as they sang.
Both:I don’t wanna be like Cinderella,
Sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar,
Waiting for somebody to come and set me free.
I don’t wanna be like someone waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On I will survive
Unless somebody's on my side
     Lena and Aayliah who were sitting together stood up and mouthed the lyrics along with Rose and Yasmine who were sitting down.
Both:I don’t wanna be like Cinderella,
Sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar,
Waiting for somebody
(Lucy:(oh - Oh) to come and set me free.)
I don’t wanna be like someone waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On I will survive
Unless somebody's on my side
Don't wanna depend on no one else.
I’d rather rescue myself.

Kristina and Lucy bowed to the applause they received. Kristina, smiling, hugged Lucy. Lucy hugged her back even though Lia and Valerie were giving her glares. 

Natasha(walks over to them):That was amazing, girls. Keep up the good work. Anyone else, before I let you all go back and practice?

Lena:Yes. Aayliah and I would like to perform our duet. 

Natasha:Oh? Alright, ladies come on down. Show us what ya got. 

Aayliah and Lena exchanged smiles and went to the center of the choir room. They both looked at each other and then Lena walked over next to Connor who was playing the guitar and nodded. Aayliah then began to sing. 

Aayliah:I throw all of your stuff away
Then I clear you out of my head
I tear you out of my heart
And ignore all your messages
  Lena started singing from the other side of the room.
Lena:I tell everyone we are through
'Cause I'm so much better without you
But it's just another pretty lie
'Cause I break down
Every time you come around

Lena and Aayliah:(Uh, Oh Uh, Oh)
   Lena and Aayliah were back in the center of the room singing.
Lena and Aayliah:So how did you get here under my skin
Swore that I'd never let you back in
Should've known better
Then trying to let you go
'Cause here we go go go again
Hard as I try I know I can't quit
Something about you is so addictive
We're fallin' together
You think that by now I'd know
'Cause here we go go go again
      Aayliah gets on the piano and starts to sing some more.
Aayliah:You never know what you want
And you never say what you mean
But I start to go insane
Everytime that you look at me
   Lena begins dancing around the room and singing.
Lena:You only hear half of what I say
And you're always showing up too late
And I know that I should say goodbye
But it's no use
Can't be with or without you

Aayliah and Lena:(Uh, Oh Uh, Oh)

Lena and Aayliah:So how did you get here under my skin
Swore that I'd never let you back in
Should've known better
Then trying to let you go
'Cause here we go go go again
Hard as I try I know I can't quit
Something about you is so addictive
We're fallin' together
You think that by now I'd know
'Cause here we go go go again
    Lena sits next to Trent.
Lena:And again and again and again
I throw all your stuff away
    Aayliah stands next to Landon.
Aayliah:And then I cleared you out of my head
And I tore you out of my heart

Lena and Aayliah:(Uh, Oh Uh, Oh)

Lena and Aayliah:So how did you get here under my skin
Swore that I'd never let you back in
Should've known better
Then trying to let you go
'Cause here we go go go again
Hard as I try I know I can't quit
Something about you is so addictive
We're fallin' together
You think that by now I'd know
'Cause here we go go
  Lena and Aayliah were back in the center of the room singing. This time some of the girls were clapping and mouthing along.

Lena:Here we go again
Aayliah:Here we go again

Lena and Aayliah:Should've known better
Then trying to let you go
'Cause here we go go go again
Again and again and again and again

Aayliah and Lena hugged and smiled, both pleased with their performance. The only ones that didn't clap or smile was Trent and Landon. They didn't find it amusing. 

Natasha:Excellent, girls. 

Aayliah:Thanks, it just came to us. 

Lena:Yeah,it just made sense. 

Lia and Charity were sitting together in the lunch room. Charity was talking Lia's ear off about songs they could perform. But Lia couldn't get her mind off one thing. 

Lia:How do you know he's never gonna leave her?


Lia(clears throat and asks louder):How do you know that Rogerson is never gonna be with me and leave her?

Charity:Oh. Well, I mean it's just obvious. 


Charity(sighs):Look over there. 

Lia looked to see Rogerson kissing with his current cheerleader girlfriend. Rogerson had his arms around her and they were both sitting at the popular jock's table. Lia watched in pain as Rogerson kissed the girl's cheek to which she smiled. 

Charity:Still think he cares about you? Or that he's gonna leave her? Rogerson and Nelly have been dating for over 2 years. He's not leaving her no matter how beautiful you are. 

Lia:I could be a way better girlfriend. 

Charity(shrugs):Maybe you could. But at the end of the day, Rogerson is never gonna give you that chance. Cause clearly, he thinks the girlfriend he has tomorrow is fine. 

Lia(gets an idea):Hey, I think I got it. 

Charity:Got what?

Lia:Our song. 

Landon was throwing stuff in his locker when Kate walked up on him. Landon didn't pay attention to her. He was too pissed at the moment. 

Kate:What's up with you?

Landon:Nothing. Why do you care?

Kate:To be honest, I don't. But you're my duet partner so.............

Landon:Okay, I know I'm your partner, I'm a stupid guy, I get it. 

Kate:Woah. Calm down. What's with you?

Landon(sighs):I'm just not in the mood. 

Kate looked up at him. Something was definitely wrong with him. He just didn't know what it was. It seemed like whatever it was it was really affecting him. 

Kate sighed and pulled out a sticky note and handed it to him.

Landon(takes the note):What is this?

Kate:My number. So we can practice. And if you ever change your mind about wanting to talk. 

Landon says nothing as Kate walked away from his locker. 

Heather(surprised and happy):Really? He said that?!

Katylen:Yes. He says there’s this girl he likes.

Heather:You think it’s me?

Katylen:Well, I don’t know but who says it’s not?

Heather:I don’t know, Kat. You had me thinking positive about us being duet partners and look where that got me? Katylen:Okay, but you have to have faith that you’re his lucky girl.

Heather(takes a deep breath):Okay have faith. Have faith.

Justice was in her room listening to music when her mom walked in. Justice took her earphones out. Following her mom was Rose. Justice just looked at Rose surprised. She didn’t expect to see her in her house rather less her bedroom.

Justice(stands up):Rose?

Rose(smiles):We needed to practice and I needed to apologize.

Justice:Mom, could you?

Justice’s mom simply nodded and exited Justice’s room. Justice took a moment to just stare at Rose standing there. She couldn’t believe she came.

Justice:You came over here.

Rose:Yeah, I needed to apologize.

Justice:It’s fine.

Rose(shakes head):No, it’s not. I shouldn’t have been so judgemental. You’re not your brother and I’m sorry I made you feel like you were the female version of Landon Wate. When really you’re not.

Justice:Well, I mean it’s not all on you.I shouldn’t have pressured you.

Rose:It’s okay.

Justice(smiles):Would you like to work on our duet?


Justice and Rose both sat down on Justice’s carpeted floor and began talking.

Jace lay on his bed. He had planned on staying after school to practice his duet with Valerie but he just couldn’t do it. He was too embarrassed of what had happened the other day. He felt like a complete idiot. All because he messed up with his dance.

Jace(saying to himself):I can’t dance. I’m hopeless.

He looks at his ceiling wall and pictures Valerie from the other day. She’s standing there looking at him in the gym. She smiles and says three words. Live A Little. The three words:Live a Little were stuck in Jason’s head. It’s like she engraved them in his mind. Because that’s all he could think about now. How he should get out there and live life. How he should stop being afraid of what other people thought. He needed to live. And he just knew how he would.

Valerie was standing by the entrance doors at the school. Jace was walking to class when Valerie called him out.


Jace hearing her walked over. Valerie had a big smile on her face. Jace could tell she was in a happy mood.



Jace:I needed to speak with you.


Jace:I found a duet song.

Valerie:Oh really? What is it?

Jace:Totally. Just trust me, okay?

Valerie:Um, okay.............

Jason:Follow me into my world
Let your worries fade with every
step you take
         Jace was in the center of the room singing. Lia and Lucy looked at Valerie expectantly. Valerie, confused, shrugged. She didn't know what was going on.
Baby whatcha' waiting for
Let the tango take control
     Jace walked over to Valerie and held out a hand for her. Valerie,smiled and took it walking over to the center of the room with Jace.
Feel the music inside your soul (Oh)
My hand is out, just grab a hold
     Valerie,smiling, started singing as well.
Valerie:Watch time fade away
My arms will keep you safe
It's just you and me
Dancing in this dream

Jason:Whatever you do, don't wake me up
The feeling's real won't let it
stop, no
      Jason took Valerie's hand and began dancing with her. Valerie smiled at how good he was doing.
Jason and Valerie: Don't be afraid, take my hand
Forget the world
Will you dance, dance with me
Podemos bailar eternamente
Trust in me, take a chance
Feel the Tango
When you dance, dance with me
Podemos bailar eternamente
    Jace still dancing with Valerie continued to sing.
Jason:Now I have you next to me
Everything is how it should be (ooh yeah)
Baby, don't fight the feeling
We're floating on the clouds
If I could, I'd never come back down (no no)
Baby just keep on groovin' groovin'

Valerie:As time fades away
My arms will keep you safe
It's just you and me
Dancing in this dream

Jason:Whatever you do, don't wake me up
The feeling's real, won't let it
stop, no

Jason and Valerie: Don't be afraid, take my hand
Forget the world
Will you dance, dance with me
Podemos bailar eternamente
   Soon Lia and Valerie walked down to the center of the choir room and started dancing as well.
Jason and Valerie:Trust in me, take a chance
Feel the Tango
When you dance, dance with me
Podemos bailar eternamente
    Tyler took Lena and Yasmine's hand and lead them to the center of the choir room.He twirled Lena around first and then Yasmine. Both smiling danced with Tyler.
Jason:Dance with me
Valerie:(I'm dancing with you)
Jason:For this moment in time
Valerie:(My dreams have come true)
Jason:My darling just dance with me
Jason and Valerie:If only one night

Jason:Don't be afraid, take my hand

Jason and Valerie:Forget the world
Will you dance, dance with me
Podemos bailar eternamente

Jason and Valerie:Trust in me, take a chance
Feel the Tango
When you dance, dance with me
Podemos bailar eternamente

Valerie hugged Jace tightly while the club clapped. Jace, happy, hugged her back. Valerie even kissed his cheek which made him blush. This was the first time a girl had any lip action with him. Even if it was just his cheek. 

Natasha(clapping):Great job, guys!

Charity(stands up):Ms. West? We would like to do our song. 

Natasha(nods):Alright, get on up there.

Charity and Lia both walked to the center of the glee room. Lia signaled for the band to start. Lia started dancing to the music.

Lia and Charity:Hey! Hey! You! You!
I don’t like your girlfriend!
No way! No way!
I think you need a new one
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I could be your girlfriend
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I know that you like me
No way! No way!
I know it's not a secret
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I want to be your girlfriend
      The two started the song off together. Then Charity began to sing as Lia danced around the choir room.

Charity:You’re so fine
I want you mine
You’re so delicious
I think about you all the time
You’re so addictive
Don’t you know what I could do to make you feel alright
Lia:(alright, alright, alright)?
Don’t pretend I think you know I’m damn precious
And Hell Yeah
I’m the mother-f*cking princess
I can tell you like me too and you know I’m right

    Lia standing next to Connor dancing and singing.
Lia:She’s like so whatever
You could do so much better
I think we should get together now
And that’s what everyone’s talking about!

    Charity and Lia then began singing around the choir room.
Charity and Lia:Hey! Hey! You! You!
I don’t like your girlfriend!
No way! No way!
I think you need a new one
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I could be your girlfriend
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I know that you like me
No way! No way!
You know it’s not a secret
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I want to be your girlfriend

   Lia walked to the center of the choir room and sang some more. Lucy and Valerie clapped as she sang.
Lia:I can see the way, I see the way you look at me
And even when you look away I know you think of me
I know you talk about me all the time again and again
Charity:(again, again, again)
So come over here, tell me what I want to hear
Better yet make your girlfriend disappear
I don’t want to hear you say her name ever again
Charity:(and again, and again, and again!)
    Aayliah and Lena stood up and started mouthing the words and dancing. Heather and Katylen did as well.
Charity:She’s like so whatever
You could do so much better
I think we should get together now
And that’s what everyone’s talking about!

Lia and Charity:Hey! Hey! You! You!
I don’t like your girlfriend!
No way! No way!
I think you need a new one
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I could be your girlfriend
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I know that you like me
No way! No way!
You know it’s not a secret
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I want to be your girlfriend
    Soon all of the girls were clapping to the beat of the music.
Charity:In a second you’ll be wrapped around my finger
'cause I can, 'cause I can do it better
There’s no other
So when's it gonna sink in?
She’s so stupid
What the hell were you thinking?!

Lia:In a second you’ll be wrapped around my finger
'cause I can, 'cause I can do it better
There’s no other
So when's it gonna sink in?
She’s so stupid
What the hell were you thinking?!

Lia and Charity:Hey! Hey! You! You!
I don’t like your girlfriend!
No way! No way!
I think you need a new one
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I could be your girlfriend
No way! No way!
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I know that you like me
No way! No way!
You know it’s not a secret
Hey! Hey! You! You!
I want to be your girlfriend
No way! No way!

Lia:Hey! Hey!

Charity and Lia both did poses to signal the end of their song. All of the girls clapped loudly. The guys clapped too just not as loud as the girls. Aayliah ran down and hugged Charity tightly. Charity smiled and hugged Aayliah back. Charity then pulled an unexpectant Lia in a hug. Lia, reluctant, finally smiled and hugged her back.  Natasha:So anyone else?

Justice:Actually, yes. Rose and I have a song we'd like to perform. 


Rose walked to the piano and Justice followed her. Rose began to softly play the intro to the duet they were performing. Justice smiled and Rose gave her signal to begin. 

Justice:Hurry up and wait so close but so far away
Everything that you've always dreamed of
Close enough for you to taste but you just can't touch
   Rose smiled and continued to play the piano. She herself then began singing.
Rose:You wanna show the world but no one knows your name yet
Wonder when and where and how you're gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face and the door keeps slamming
   Justice walks around the piano and sits down next to Rose.
Justice:Now you're feeling more and more frustrated
And you're getting all kind of impatient, waiting
We live and we learn to take

Justice and Rose:One step at a time there's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly or falling in love
It's gonna happen and it's supposed to happen
That we find the reasons why, one step at a time
     Yasmine smiled at Rose who smiled back and sang some more.
Rose:You believe and you doubt
You're confused and got it all figured out
Everything that you always wished for
Could be yours, should be yours, would be yours if they only knew

Justice:You wanna show the world but no one knows your name yet
Wonder when and where and how you're gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face and the door keeps slamming

Rose:Now you're feeling more and more frustrated
And you're getting all kind of impatient, waiting
We live and we learn to take
Justice and Rose:One step at a time there's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly or falling in love
It's gonna happen and it's supposed to happen
That we find the reasons why, one step at a time
    Heather looked over to see Ian sitting there listening to the song like it had a meaning to him. Heather couldn't help but smile. He looked so dreamy. Heather wished he could see how she felt.
Rose:When you can't wait any longer
But there's no end in sight
It's the faith that makes you stronger
The only way we get there is one step at a time
    Trent leaned over and kissed Lena's cheek which made her smile super wide. Lena looked at him and kissed his cheek in response.
Justice:Take one step at a time there's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly or falling in love
It's gonna happen and it's supposed to happen
That we find the reasons why, one step at a time
  Justice looked at her brother who was actually grinning at her. Justice smiled.
Rose and Justice:One step at a time there's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly or falling in love
It's gonna happen and it's supposed to happen
That we find the reasons why, one step at a time

Rose played the last chords of the song only to be followed by loud applause from everyone. Yasmine even stood up to clap for them. Justice tightly hugged Rose who hadn't even stood up yet. 

Yasmine(walks over to them):You did really good. Seems like you too did learn how to be friends. 

Rose stands up and exchanges smiles with Justice. 

Justice:Yeah, we did. I'm happy I have a friend like you. 

Justice hugs Rose with a smile. 

Rose(hugs Justice):Me too.

Katylen was walking to class when Ian stopped her in the hallway. Katylen smiled when Ian jumped in front of her. 

Katylen:Um, hey Ian. What ya doing?

Ian:Came to talk to you. Tomorrow we have to perform our duet. 

Katylen:I know. I'll be ready. 

Ian couldn't help but watch as Katylen blew a strand of blonde hair out of her face. He found it really hot. He also noticed that she had the tendency to bite on her bottom lip. Even more cute he thought. 

Ian(clears hit throat):So Katylen, I want to ask you this why I still have the nerve. 

Katylen didn't seem to be listening. Instead, she was craning her neck to see away from Ian. She was looking at something else actually someone. 

Katylen(thinking aloud):He's so cute. 

Ian realizing she wasn't focusing on him turned to see a guy taking books out of his locker. He was tall and had long, black hair that flopped just the right way. He seemed like he could get any girl he wanted. 

Katylen:His name is Javier. He's one of the new foreign exchange students. He's so cute. I'm gonna ask him out today after school. 

Ian:Um, Katylen. 

Katylen(turns attention back to Ian):Oh, Ian I forgot you were standing there. Is there something you want?

Ian(crestfallen):Not anymore. 

Katylen(shrugs and smiles):Okay. Well, I gotta get going. See ya around?

Ian(fakes a smile):Yeah, you'll see me. 

Katylen nods and walks off to class. Ian sighs and leans against the lockers. That wasn't the conversation he had been hoping for. 

Kristina was standing at her locker talking to Lucy when another pain hit her. She bit her lip and tried to ignore it. 

Lucy:Another pain?

Kristina(lying):What are you talking about?

Lucy:I can tell something is wrong. You squeeze your eyes shut really tight. 


Lucy:My career choice is to become a doctor.  I know that there's something wrong with you. You need to go to someone. 

Kristina(jokes):You mean like a licensed doctor?

Lucy(smiles and laughs):Yes, a licensed doctor. One that can tell you what I've been telling you, there's something wrong. 

Kristina:I'm fine. It's just some bug. 

Lucy:Then why don't you have them prescribe you some meds?

Kristina(shrugs):I don't know. I just haven't thought about it. 

Lucy:I think you should. Come on, Kristina. You seem to only be getting sicker not better. 

Kristina:I'm fine. 

Lucy(shakes her head):Okay, you say so. 

Yasmine was waiting for her ride after school when Connor walked up beside her. Yasmine took out the headphones and looked at him. Connor tried to avoid her gaze, teasingly. 

Yasmine:I know you see me. 

Connor(turns to face her):Oh, I didn't even know you were standing there. 

Yasmine(smiles):Don't lie. 

Connor(smiles back):Scout's honor. 

Yasmine:Some scout you are. 

Connor(teases):I take that offensive. 

Yasmine:Boo hoo. 

Connor(sarcastic):Well, aren't you sympathetic. 


Seeing Connor laugh kind of made Yasmine's inside tingle a little. She looked down at her shoes. She didn't know what was going on in her head. She was not liking him. She couldn't be. 

Connor:Thinking about how cute I am?

Yasmine(looked back at him):You wish. 

Connor(laughs then turned serious):Maybe I do. 

Yasmine was about to reply when her aunt pulled up. 

Yasmine(exhales):Gotta go. 


Yasmine:Yeah, bye. 

Yasmine walked to her aunt's car and got in. Yasmine couldn't help but turn to watch Connor still standing there as her aunt pulled away. 

Aunt Katrina:Who was that?

Yasmine(turns back around and sits back):No one. 

Amelia:I can't help it. 

Kate:Then you need to find a way. 

Amelia and Kate were talking in Kate's room. Amelia looked at her nachos. 

Amelia:It's just when he smiles at me or when he makes a corny joke, I can't help but..............

Kate:Mel. It all sounds romantic. But you're forgetting something. He has a girlfriend. And it's not you. 

Amelia:I know, But...........

Kate:There's no buts. I know I sound harsh. But you need the tough love. Let it go. 

Amelia sighed and eat a nacho. She didn't want to let it go, but deep down she knew she had to. No matter how much she didn't want to.She was not about to be a boyfriend stealer.

Ian(on the phone):She's not into me. 

Josh(on the phone):Who?

Ian:Katylen. She's into some foreign guy.

Josh:Sorry, bro. 

Ian:Can't believe she doens't like me. I thought she was for sure digging me. 

Josh:Guess not. But you'll find someone. 

Ian:Probably not. 

Josh:Well you won't thinking like that. 

Ian(sighs):It doens't matter now. I have to perform that stupid love song with Kristina when she doesn't even feel the same way. 

Landon was laying on his bed listening to music. He was still in a bad mood. He had tried to shake his funk but he couldn't. It was like he just couldn't stop finding something to be angry about. He took off his jacket and out fell the piece of paper that Kate had given him. Landon held the piece of paper in his hand. 

Something inside of him wanted him to make the call. For some reason, he felt as Kate could give him the best advice possible. Then again, how did he know that talking to Kate would make him feel better? It could make her feel worse. 

Landon struggling over what to do got his phone off the night stand anyway. He put the phone on his bed, and then picked it back up. Then he put it back down. And then he put picked it back up. He took a deep breath and ran a hand through his hair. 

Finally he picked up the phone. 

Kate(picks up after a couple of rings):Hello?

Landon:Hi, Kate. It's Landon. 

Kate and Landon were seated in the middle of the choir room their chairs next to each other. Kate began the song with her smooth voice. 

Kate:Honey why you calling me so late?
It's kinda hard to talk right now.
Honey why are you crying? Is everything okay?
I gotta whisper 'cause I can't be too loud
   Kate kept her eyes glued on Landon as she sang.

Landon:Well, my girl's in the next room
Sometimes I wish she was you
I guess we never really moved on
It's really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak
     Landon looks at Aayliah who is staring straight him.
Kate:And I never wanna say goodbye
But boy you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

Landon:It's funny that you're calling me tonight
And, yes, I've dreamt of you too
And does he know you're talking to me
Will it start a fight
No I don't think he has a clue
  This time Landon's eyes are glued on Kate. Kate was looking right back at him.
Kate:Well my boy's in the next room
Sometimes I wish he was you
I guess we never really moved on
It's really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak

Landon:And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

Landon and Kate:It's really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak

Landon:And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel
    Landon again looks at Aayliah who just stares at him expressionless.
Kate:And I never wanna say goodbye
But boy you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

Landon and Kate:Honey why you calling me so late?
   Kate and Landon sing the final chords, eyes dead-locked on one another.

Landon's eyes moved from Kate's when the sound of applause rang in his ears. 

Natasha:I must say one of the most emotional ones this week. 

Heather(stands up and smiles):Well if you thought that was good wait til you hear ours. 

Landon and Kate go back to their seats as Trent and Heather walk down to sing their song. 

Trent:I can't win, I can't reign
I will never win this game
Without you, without you
I am lost, I am vain,
I will never be the same
Without you, without you
   Lena smiled as Trent winked at her.
Heather:I won't run, I won't fly
I will never make it by
Without you, without you
   Heather hopped that Ian was looking at her,but to her avail he wasn't.
Heather and Trent:I can't rest, I can't fight
All I need is you and I,
Without you, without you

Trent:Oh oh oh!
You! You! You!
You! You! You!
Without... you

Heather:I can't win, I can't reign
I will never win this game
Without you, without you
I am lost, I am vain,
I will never be the same
Without you, without you
     Katylen smiled at Heather but that didn't make her feel better because Ian wasn't looking.
Trent:I won't run, I won't fly
I will never make it by
Without you, without you
I can't rest, I can't fight
All I need is you and I,
Without you, without you

Heather and Trent:Oh oh oh!
You! You! You!
You! You! You!
Trent:Without... you

Once the song was over, Heather walked straight over to Ian. 

Heather:Hi, Ian. 

Ian(looks at her):Oh hey, Heather.

Heather:So what did you think?

Ian:It was nice. 

Heather:Did it make you feel anything?

Ian(his attention on Katylen):I guess. 

Heather:So Ian, I heard that.............

Ian(stands up)(cuts her off):Sorry, Heather. I have to go perform my duet. 

Heather(nods):O.....kay. Later then. 

Ian(walks to Katylen):Ready?

Katylen:Sure, let's get to it. 

Ian and Katylen walked to the stage. 

Ian:Ohh-oh, ohh yeah
Remember love, remember you and me
Remember everything we shared
On this planet when we cared
Remember hearts, remember unity
Remember loving neighbours without expecting favours
   Ian looks at Katylen. Katylen wasn't even paying him any attention.
Katylen:Why be afraid to make an honest mistake
If you acknowledge the pain
And you wanna change, you can get through anything
    Katylen was sitting next to Heather singing.
Katylen and Ian:Do you remember at all
People walking hand-in-hand
Can we feel that love again
Can you imagine at all
If we all could get along
Then we all could sing this song
  Katylen then got up and stood up next to Ian.
Katylen and Ian:Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Singing, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
      Josh hugged Kristina. Kristina replied by kissing him gently.
Ian:Look at me and look at you
Now look at me again
See, we're not so different
Look around, what do you see
Were throwing things outside our window
We don't care to keep it clean

Katylen:I had a dream that beauty was only skin deep
And if we all just believe
Love is all we need; nothing else can set you free, yeah

Ian and Katylen:Do you remember at all
People walking hand-in-hand, hand-in-hand
Can we feel that love again, can we feel love again
Can you imagine at all, imagine at all
If we all could get along
Then we all could sing this song
    Aayliah walked up next to Landon who was sitting besides Justice. She smiled t him. Landon smiled back and Aayliah sat down next to him. She kissed his cheek to which Landon grabbed her hand and kissed her fingers.
Katylen and Ian:Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, ohh-oh yeah
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, aye
Singing, oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh, oh-whoa-oh
Oh yeah

Ian:If we could throw away the hate
And make it last another day
Don't give up just for today
Life would be so simple
And then they'd talk about us
But they will never stop us
We'll keep singing
    Connor couldn't help but look at Yasmine. Yasmine looked up to see Connor looking at her. Yasmine then looked down ending the gaze.
Ian and Katylen:Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, woo
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, come on, we'll keep singing
Singing, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa-yeah, whoa yeah
   Heather watched as Ian continuedly eyed Katylen. It made Heather feel so jealous.
Katylen:Do you remember at all
People walking hand-in-hand, walking hand-in-hand
Can we feel that love again
Can you imagine it all, imagine, yeah
If we all could get along
Then we all could sing this song

Ian and Katylen:Oohh
Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on, yeah
   Trent grabbed Lena's hand, Lena rested her head on his shoulder.
Ian:Hold your hand with your neighbours
Katylen:Together, together

Ian:Noo, da, da-da-da

Ian and Katylen:Ohh
Come and sing it with
Looking at you, baby

Natasha:That was great guys. 

Ian didn't know what was worse. The fact that Heather was digging someone else or the fact that during the entire song all he could see was either Katylen not looking at him or all the couples being lovey-dovey. 

Katylen(nudges Ian):I think we did really good. 

Ian(mutters):Yeah, really good. 

Natasha:That leaves only one group left. Amelia, Josh. Show us what you got. 

Kristina clapped as Josh made his way down to the center of the choir room. Amelia, didn't  want to move, until Kate pushed her to get up. Amelia made a face at Kate and then went down herself. Josh motioned for Amelia to sit down in the chair beside him. Amelia,smiled, and sat down trying to cool her nerves. Josh got up and Kristina handed her his guitar to which he smiled. 

Josh sat back down and began to play the first few chords of the song.Amelia then got the courage to begin the song.

Amelia:You've got a face for a smile you know
A shame you waste it when you're breaking me slowly
But I've got a world of chances for you
    Amelia didn't look up,she just looked at the ground.
Amelia and Josh:I've got a world of chances for you,
I've got a world of chances,
Chances that you're burning through

Josh:I've got a paper and pen
I go to write you goodbye and that's when I know
I've got a world of chances for you,
         Josh smiled at Kristina to which she smiled back.
Josh and Amelia:I've got a world of chances for you,
I've got a world of chances,
Chances that you're burning through

Josh:Oh, I'm going my own way
My faith has lost its strength again
Oh, it's been too hard to say

Amelia and Josh:We've fallen off the edge again
We're at an end
We're at an end
   Most of the glee club was moving along with the song. Amelia looked up and smiled at Kate who winked in return.
Josh and Amelia:Maybe you'll call me someday
Hear the operator said the number's no good
And that she had a world of chances for you,
She had a world of chances for you,
She had a world of chances,
Chances you were burning through

Josh:Chances you were burning through

Amelia:Chances you were burning through

Amelia and Josh:You've got a face for a smile you know

As soon as the song ended Kristina got up and ran to Josh. Josh hugged Kristina and kissed her head. Amelia, decided, to sit back down. Kate nudged Amelia which made Amelia feel better. Kate was about to say something to her when Josh walked up. 

Josh(to Amelia):I think we did really good. 

Amelia(smiles):Me too. 

Natasha walked to the center of the choir room. The students became quiet to hear what Natasha had to say. 

Natasha(smiles):I think you all did this assignment really well. You all found some common ground with one another, which is all I wanted of you. We're all in this together. We have to learn to get know each other and accept each other. 

Natasha:Now, group hug. 

All of the students looked at her awkwardly. No one moved. 

Heather:Is she serious?

Natasha(sighs and smiles):Oh come on, we're a team. (motions for them to come forward):Come on, bring it in. 

Finally, everyone steps forward for the group hug. 

Natasha(smiles):See, not so bad. 

Trent(pulls back)(joking):Okay that's enough hugging. 

The glee club just responded by laughing even Natasha joined in on the laughter.

All of the students were standing side by side in the audiotorim. Natasha was seated. She nodded to let them know they could begin. 

Amelia:It's not the price
It's not the game
It's not the score
It's not the fame
   Amelia started the song off.She looked at Josh was holding hands with Kristina happily.
Ian:Whatever road looks way too far
It's not what you have
It's who you are
  Ian glanced at Katylen who was sitting with Heather.
Kate:It's not how fast
It's not how far
     Kate was sitting next to Landon. Landon smiled at her.
Landon:It's not of cheers
It's who you are

Justice and Rose:In darkest night
You make your sun
You choose your race
And then you run
      Lena and Aayliah were standing next to each other.They had their arms wrapped around each others shoulders. They were now friends.
Lena, Aayliah, and Tyler with Musical Ambition:It's never the glory
It's never the score
It's not about seeing about who's less and who's more
Cuz when you find out how fast and how far
You'll know it's not how much you have
It's who you are
  'Charity walks over and nudges Lia. Lia just smiles at her.'
Charity:You lose the moon
Then be a star
It's not too soon
Be who you are

Lucy and Kristina:Whatever road looks way too far
It's not what you have
It's who you are
      Heather looked at Ian who was evening looking her direction.
Heather and Katylen:It's never the glory
It's never the score
It's not seeing about seeing...........

Josh:Who's less and who's more
Cuz when you find out how fast and how far
You'll know it's not how much you have
It's who you are

Musical Ambition:When you have found
How fast you can run
When you have found
Your place in the sun,
It won't be just you that you'll find
Has made the run and the climb
It's everyone
    Natasha turned around to look at Jane. Jane just sat down in the back with her arms crossed.
Katylen with Musical Ambition:It's never the glory
It's never the score
It's not seeing about seeing
Who's less and who's more

Jace:Cuz when you find out how fast and how far
you'll know it's not how much you have
It's who you are
It's who you are
   Valerie was standing next to Jace. Jace was suprised when she linked her elbow with his at the beginning of the song.
Valerie:Learning to bend and not to break
Living to give more than you take
     Connor was standing next to Yasmine. Yasmine looked at Connor who smiled.Yasmine rolled her eyes teasing and smiled back
Yasmine with Musical Ambition:Dying to live
Living to try
Feet on the ground
Dreams in the sky

Musical Ambition:It's never how much you have
It's who you are

Natasha(stands up)(claps):Great job, guys.

All of the glee students clap after their performance. Natasha walks over to the back and sits next to Jane.

Natasha(smirks):Now what was that about them not being able to sing?

Jane huffs and storms out of the audiotorium leaving a smile on Natasha's face. 

Kristina and Lucy were walking to her car. Kristina was waiting on her mom to get here. Lucy was leaning against her car. 

Lucy:Did you go to the doctor?

Kristina(lies):Yeah, I have a bug. 

Lucy(believing her):So did they give you some medication?

Kristina:Yeah, I got some meds and I feel a lot better. 

Lucy:Awesome. Because for a second there, I had another idea of what it could be but, I pushed the thought aside. 

Kristina(laughs nervous):What did you think it was?


Kristina(nudges her):No, tell me. 

Lucy:No, really, it's really stupid. And you might get offended. 

Kristina:I promise I won't. Please tell me. 

Lucy(sighs):Okay, for a second there, I was gonna ask you is it possible that you could be pregnant. 

Kristina just looks at her shoes. Suddenly, dots started to connect in her head. Stuff started to make sense. And a bad feeling started to develop in her stomach. 

Lucy(dismisses the thought):But it's not that. So don't worry. 

Kristina(laughs nervously):Of course. I should go now. 

Lucy(nods):Okay, see ya later. 

But Kristina didn't reply she was too far gone. 

Kristina shut the door of her house and prepared to go upstairs when Katylen stopped her. Kristina took a couple of steps back from her. 

Katylen:Dinner will be ready soon, if you want to help me set the table.....

Kristina(nervous):I can't. I need to go upstairs. I have something to do. 

Katylen:Can't wait til after dinner?

Kristina(shakes head):No, it can't. 

Katylen:What are you up to?

Kristina(annoyed):None of your business. Now do you have any more questions?

Katylen(looks at her sister angrily):No. 

Kristina:Good. Now move. 

Katylen stepped aside so her sister could get through. Kristina purposefully bumped into her sister as she ran upstairs. Katylen scoffed and heard her sister slam the bathroom door. 

Kristina locked the bathroom door behind her. She knelt down and pulled a brown, paper, bag out of her backpack. For a minute, she just stared at the paper bag as if she was afraid of its contents. She then took a deep breath and pulled out a pink box........................a pregnancy test.

Check Out The Next Episode:Not Everything Can Be Kept Secret!


Josh:Maybe you're wrong. 

Katylen:What is this? Kristina! For once, stop lying and tell me the truth!

Trent:What is this?! Couples counseling?

Landon:I want to keep talking to you. 

Tyler:Last time I checked this type of thing costs money. 

Natasha:You can trust me. 

Kristina:There's a reason I asked to speak with the both of you. 


  1. Stand Out by Keke Palmer, sung by Yasmine with Musical Ambition Girls
  2. Lookin Good by Bratz Rock Angelz sung by Lia
  3. Too Close-Midnight Carnival
  4. One Step At A Time by Jordin Sparks performed by Rose and Justice
  5. Dance With Me by Drew Seely and Belinda peformed by Jason and Valerie
  6. Without You by David Guetta and Usher performed by Heather and Trent
  7. Cinderella by The Cheetah Girls performed by Kristina and Lucy
  8. Here We Go Again by Demi Lovato performed by Aayliah and Lena
  9. Is There Anybody Out There by K'Naan and Nelly Furtado peformed by Tyler and Yasmine.
  10. Girlfriend by Avril Lavinge performed by Lia and Charity
  11. Lips Of An Angel by Hinder performed by Landon and Kate.
  12. Together by Demi Lovato performed by Katylen and Ian
  13. World Of Chances by Demi Lovato performed by Amelia and Josh
  14. Who You Are(song)  by AJ Michalka sung by Musical Ambition



  • We learn all of Midnight Carnival are seniors.
  • Only three songs in this episode won't be a duet while the rest will be.
  • Three Demi Lovato songs were performed in this episode.
  • It is shown in Together, that Aayliah and Landon got back together. 
  • The girl that Ian is crushing on is Katylen unknown to her. 
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