Chapter 1: California!

We've been on the run
Driving in the sun
Looking out for number 1
California here we come
Right back where we started from

California! Here we come!

California by Phantom Planet


Its summer holiday and my family and I are packing for our trip to our summer home in California, we live in New York.

I am Isabella Sanchez (pronounced Saun-Chez) and I have a sixteen year old twin brother named Marco, and a four year old younger sister named Alessandra, our mother is Italian and our father is Mexican.

"Um Issy I have something to tell you that you might not like." Marco said coming and sitting on my bed while I was packing.

"Sit in the chair your messing up my clothes."

"Anyway, I asked mom if Chase could come with us for the summer and she said yes."

"Funny… stop messing around Marco."

Chase Sawyer is Marco's best friend and my long-time enemy you will find out why later.

"I'm not joking."

"Nope he's not joking Squirt." Chase said standing in my doorway.

"Why are you in my house?" I asked.

"Because we're leaving early in the morning so I'm spending the night."

"Whatever, both of you get out of my room"

Once they were both out of the room I closed my door and locked it.

I lied back on my bed, pulled out my cell, and dialed my boyfriend Blake's number.

"Hey baby." I said once he answered the phone.

"Hey Bella!" He said.

"So what time are you coming over here in the morning?"

Blake is also coming with us.

"I'll be over there around six so that we can have some time to ourselves before we leave."

"Yeah I think I'd like that."

"Well you better finish packing."

"Okay bye."

"Bye Issy." He said and we hung up.

Blake and I have been together about three months we have had sex, I'm not in love with him, but I do like him a lot. I did not lose my virginity to him I lost it to my boyfriend before him; I was in love with him.

Chase, Marco and I all used to be best friends up until sixth grade where he got his first girlfriend and he ditched me b/c she did not want him hanging around me. I was devastated he was my only real friend besides my brother.

I am a dancer and singer I love everything about it that is why I'm really excited to go to our home in California because when my mom first found that house I had her build on a rehearsal studio for me.

My mother's name is Antonia she is a real-estate agent and my father's name is Rogelio and he is a Physiatrist.

I got up and finished packing.

"You changed my whole life

Don't know what you're doing to me with your love

I'm feeling all superhuman you did that to me

A superhuman heart beats in me." I softly sang 'Superhuman' by Chris Brown and Keri Hilson.

I zipped up the last few suitcases and fell back on my bed and went to sleep.


I woke up at five thirty and got into the shower, once out I brushed my teeth and all the important things. I walked out of my bathroom and into my bedroom.

I went into my dresser and pulled out my undergarments and some gray Capri jogging pants that have the word cutie wrote in bold pink letters on the butt and a gray short sleeve v-neck shirt with pink stitching.

I got dressed and pulled my hair into a messy pony-tail.

I have most of my mother's features I have long straight dark hair I'm average height for girls my age and I have pretty brown eyes.

I sprayed on perfume and put on gold hoop earrings.

I slid on some flip-flops.

"Hey Issy." Someone said wrapping their arms around me from behind.

"Hey you." I said turning around already knowing who it was.

I walked away from Blake and went to my vanity to put on my eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, and lip-gloss.

"Okay how do I look?" I asked twirling around in front of him.

"Not like your about to sit in a car for many hours."

"Yeah about that, I do not like the whole road-trip thing."

"Oh Bella it's gonna be fun."

"Blake you don't understand, you're not going to be tortured by Chase."

"Well if he bothers you I'll kick his ass."

"Well aren't you sweet." I said walking over to him and giving him a peck on the lips.

"Issy we're ready to leave." My mom said.

"Okay here we come." I said.

Your probably wondering how Blake got into the house, well he knows where the spare key is.

Blake grabbed majority of my bags, I grabbed the rest, and we headed downstairs.

"Hey squirt I see your bringing along your chew toy." Chase said referring to Blake.

"Fuck you Chase." I said bumping him out of the way.

"When and where?"

I just walked away instead of responding.


Once all the bags were loaded into my dads big SUV we all piled in.

"This is going to be a long ride so we might as well stop for breakfast first." My Father said.

I plugged my earphones into my Blackberry Storm and listened to 'Energy' by Keri Hilson…

"I'm having nightmares from sleeping with the enemy

How do we reverse our chemistry?

I don't want us to be the end of me

This love is taking all of my energy." I sang along with the song.

Chase waved his hand in front of my face to get my attention.

I pressed pause.

"What do you want?" I asked.

"We're here what do you want to eat?"

"A breakfast burrito and a small coffee with a lot of crème and sugar."

Everyone else ordered and now we are pulling off and hitting the road.

I sipped my hot coffee.

"Madre next time we go on vaca we should go back to Italy." I said to my mother.

My mother was born and raised in Rome, Italy but she moved to New York when she was twelve, every since then she has lived in New York.

I am fluent in Italian and Spanish but of course my first language is English.

"Yes that sounds like a great idea Issy." She said.


We have now been on the road for five hours and I'm half-asleep.

"Mommy I have to pee." I heard Ali say.

"Roger we need to stop again." My mom said using the English equivalent of his name.

"Antonia we just stopped forty five minutes ago at this rate we'll never make it."

"Well tell that to the four year old in the back seat."

"Fine but hurry up." My dad said and I could feel him turn off at an intersection.

"Okay does anyone else have to go potty?" My mom asked.

"No but I want to stretch my legs." I said gently tapping Blake so that he would wake up.

"Yeah I'm woke." He said opening the door and getting out.

I climbed out of the car and stretched my legs.

"God we should of took an airplane." I said to Blake.

"Come here." He said pulling me to him and wrapping his arms around my waist.

I wrapped my arms around his neck and pulled him down into a kiss, he deepened it.

"I think I'm going to be sick." Chase said making gagging noises.

"Why won't you mind your business?" Blake asked breaking away form our previous position.

"You don't get it, its just so much fun pissing you off." Chase said walking closer to Blake.

"Yeah well it's just going to be so much fun beating your ass."

"Aw isn't that cute Squirt's little chew toy has finally got some balls."

"Chase why won't you just find you some one else to fuck with? God your so fucking immature." I said pulling Blake back into the car.

"Dad what state are we in?" I asked.

"We are just about at Ohio."

"Daddy why didn't we fly? It would have been much faster."

"We need to spend time as a family."

"But Chase is not family."

"That's not nice Chase is as much apart a family as anyone of us."

"Squirt you wound me you really wound me." Chase said as everyone got back in the car.

I took a very deep breath.

"Come here Ali." I said reaching to take her off my moms lap.

"Hi Bewa." She said trying to pronounce my name.

"Hi Ali are you sleepy?"

"Very sweepy."

Give her a break she's barely four.

"Do you want your sippy cup?"

She nodded her head and rubbed her eyes.

I gave her the sippy cup filled with apple juice.

"You're really good with her." Blake said wrapping his arm around my shoulders.

I leaned into his embrace.

I may not be in love with Blake but I could see myself falling….


AN: Well I hope you enjoyed it plz read and review…

As you see this story is way different from unpopularity already.

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