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Can you believe it?
It is now time for the unveiling of Liquid's sequel, Solid's first chapter!
Gah! I'm so excited!
And once again, I'll only be publishing a new chapter about once a month, because I'm not doing so dandy in my super hard class, so I kind of need to focus on school, but I'll definitely publish!
And also, I'm sorry I was so late today in putting this up! I was celebrating Christmas with my family, so I was kind of busy! But get pumped!
And Merry Christmas!
SEQUEL TO LIQUID. FOR NEW READERS, GO READ LIQUID FIRST!
with Chuck Thompson
L!qu!d member Robbin Lewis (20) was spotted with his girlfriend, and previous backup dancer (17), this Sunday on what appeared to be an afternoon stroll. The two soon met up with the other L!qu!d members, as well as Masen Drake's (19) girlfriend.
Love at First Sight?
Has Robbin Lewis fallen in love? The 20 year old has recently been seen hitting the streets of New York with his girlfriend, Seeley Ryder (17). After two months together and still going strong, are the two in love? Well, I don't know about you, girls, but I'm sure hoping not! I've had my eyes on Mr. Lewis since he was jailbait! But even so, we wish you well, Robbin.
Get Out Your Wallets, Girls!
It looks like the most recent album of L!qu!d, set to release this coming Friday, September 3rd, has already been on backorder for two months! The latest album, featuring the hit single 'It Can't Be Bad,' contains the latest creations of L!qu!d. Get pumped, because we'll be hearing new sounds from the boys. Even some of the music was written by a few of the members! So get ready for the rush, people!
Seeley's Apartment, Brooklyn, New York: 6 AM
"Seeley! You wouldn't want to be late for your first day of Senior year, would you?" I sat up in bed and yawned, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes. That's right. I still had one more year of Wills Prep before I graduated, huh?
I swung my legs over the edge of the bed and stood up, stretching as high as I possibly could. Since mom and dad's business had finally taken off, I didn't have to deliver papers anymore, so I could just get up, and head over to Wills Prep in the morning. Though I still had to dance for the scholarship. And my bike was stolen, so there was the issue of me getting to and from school. But hey, I wasn't complaining. That extra hour of sleep definitely helped a lot.
I headed over to my closet and pulled out a pair of jeans and a shirt, changing into them, and sticking my uniform in my bag. I headed over to the bathroom and brushed my teeth, grabbing a hair tie. I pulled my hair into a ponytail and slipped my bag over my shoulder, heading into the family room. I smiled at my mom.
"I'll be going now." She smiled.
"Don't you want breakfast?" I shook my head and pulled on my converse.
"I'm good. Never really was one for eating in the morning." She nodded.
"Alright. Well have a good day at school." I nodded.
"Sure. Bye." I opened the door to the apartment and shut it behind me, locking it shut. I picked up the pace a little and headed downstairs. I would need to hurry if I was to get to the bus in time. I opened the door to the outside and was surprised at what I saw.
"What're you doing here so early?" Robbin shrugged.
"I figured you wouldn't have a ride. Your bike was stolen, after all." I rolled my eyes.
"So do you plan on coming and getting me every morning?" He shrugged again and smiled.
"Maybe. So are you going to get on, or not?" I thought a moment. I couldn't exactly mooch a ride off Robbin every morning. I didn't want to become dependent on him. "I already drove all the way down here, so if you don't get on, then that's just mean. And trust me, you're not bumming a ride off me." How did he always know what I was thinking?
"You know," I said, wandering to the bike. "Even after the year I've known you, you still seem to be able to read me the way you did the first day." Robbin smiled.
"It's a gift. Now get on." I complied, though I was still terrified of motocycles. I just wouldn't get used to the idea of going 40 on two wheels. I pulled on the helmet Robbin handed me and held on tightly as we sped off down the roads of Brooklyn.
Almost three times as fast as on my bike, we pulled up in front of Wills Prep, slowing to a stop. I swung my leg aroung the back, standing on the curb. I pulled off my helmet and handed it to Robbin as he took off his as well. I smiled.
"Thanks." He nodded.
"No problem. You want me to pick you up after school too?" I shook my head.
"I am really okay. I've got work, anyway, so I only have to walk a few blocks." Robbin smiled.
"Great. Call me when you're off, ok?" I rolled my eyes. He was more controlling than my mother.
"Yes, mom." Robbin chuckled and leaned in for a kiss. I pushed his chest back with my hand. "What are you doing? We're in public!" I quickly looked around, making sure no one saw what had almost happened. I was really against PDA. It just grossed me out to see people making out in the hallways at school, so I wouldn't exactly want to subject the public to seeing me be one of those people.
"Who's around, Lee? Seriously, it's 6 in the morning." I looked around and spotted a janitor, who wouldn't even notice if a nuke was dropped on the school.
"Him. That poor old janitor definitely doesn't want to be forced to see something like that." My alibi suddenly headed into a janitor's closet. Robbin smiled.
"And now?" I rolled my eyes and pecked his cheek.
"Happy?" Robbin smiled and nodded.
"Very. Now you have a very good day at school." I shook my head and smiled, turning around and heading toward the dance room as I heard the start up of Robbin's motorcycle, signaling his leave.
Cristiano's Pizza, New York City: 7:15 PM
"We seriously are lucky, huh?" I turned in the swivel chair to face Sadie.
"How?" She clucked her tongue.
"How do we always get hired together? I mean really, The Rice Garden, here." I rolled my eyes.
"That's only two places, Sadie. Not a very long list." She sighed.
"You know what I mean! Maybe the list isn't long, but we're only 17! I can't just ramble off a list of like, 30 places." I smiled.
"You love saying you're 17, don't you?" Sadie giggled.
"Well now I'm the same age as you! Isn't that exciting?" I snorted.
"Super duper exciting. I do hope you know I"m turning 18 in a month." She glared at me.
"You love ruining my fun don't you." I nodded.
"More than you know." The bell above the door clinked as a customer came in. "Welcome to Cristiano's." I smiled at the customer politely. After a month of working here, I'd been promoted to cashier, which meant I got to sit behind a counter for three and a half hours, taking people's orders. Sadie had to man the tables, though. There was only room for one cashier. She didn't like being my subordinate.
"Can I get an 18" cheese to go?" I rung up the customer and took their money, giving them the receipt.
"It should be ready in about 10 minutes." I smiled and hung the order on the spinning wheel, turning it to face the chef and dinging the bell. Sadie came back from cleaning up a table of two that had just left and grabbed the tv remote.
"Let's see if there's something good on." I smiled as Sadie flipped through the channels.
"You do know you're being paid to wait on the customers, not watch tv, right?" Sadie shrugged.
"Same thing. When there's no one here, does it really matter?" I nudged Sadie from across the counter.
"Sadie, there's a customer sitting right there." I murmured as quietly as possible, gesturing to the man waiting for his order.
"Oh don't mind me, ladies. Just watching you two have fun is good enough for me." I gagged. His pick up line was not only horrid, but also pointless. Sadie was too engrossed in Masen to care about anyone else, and I was disgusted by this guys attempts. I smiled politely again.
"Still. We are serving you. We shouldn't be this unprofessional." The man shrugged and smiled again. Though it wasn't as bad as a pervy old man, this twenty something guy still grossed me out. The man's order came out shortly after Sadie settled on a channel, and I placed the boxed pizza on the counter, along with the receipt attached to the top. "Order's up, Sir." The man came up to the counter and smiled.
"Listen, my friends and I are throwing a party this Friday. You know, a back to college get together. Now, my friends said to invite any hot girls I see, so I figured I'd ask you two ladies. How does it sound? You up for it?"
"Hey Lee. I thought I'd give you a ride home. You're off in 5, right?" Thank the heavens that Robbin had decided to show up at that exact moment.
"Hey man, you're Robbin Lewis, right? From L!qu!d?" Robbin gave the guy a weird look and nodded slightly, gripping the guy's extended hand for a moment before letting go.
"Yeah. Nice to meet you." The customer smiled.
"Dude, you probably get so many chicks, huh? You're probably swarmed all the time, right?" Robbin chuckled awkwardly. "Hey, give me some of your magic. I'm trying to get these code red girls over here to come to my party Friday." Wrong move, buddy.
"Oh yeah?" Robbin asked. Here comes the controlling Robbin. "Well, if you don't mind me saying, you should probably just take your pizza to your boys about now. Yeah. I don't really approve of my, or Masen's for that matter, girl going to a party of yours. You should probably find some single girls for your party." The customer looked a bit surprised as Robbin handed the pizza over, and nodded to the door. "Good luck with that, 'dude.'" The customer headed to the door and took one look back at Robbin before walking out. I rolled my eyes.
"Really, Robbin? You couldn't have just said 'whoops! I have no real charm. I get girls by being the silent, mysterious type?'" I said. Robbin smiled.
"You know me. I don't exactly like it when people step in where they shouldn't." I shrugged. "Wait. Did you just say I have no charm?" I smiled innocently and looked at my watch.
"Well, Sadie. My shift's over, so I'm going to get going now, okay? I'll see you tomorrow." I waved to Sadie and headed into the back, where my replacement was slipping her red shirt over a tank top.
"Hey Seeley." I smiled.
"Hey Allison." I opened my locker and pulled off my red shirt, slipping my shirt over my blue tank.
"So I heard that little encounter Robbin just had with some customer." I rolled my eyes. and pulled my bag out, slipping it on my shoulder.
"Overly protective, no?" Allison smiled.
"I think it's cute. I wish my boyfriend was like that." Ugh. I absolutely hated the term 'boyfriend.' There was just something about it that sounded so juvenile. "I mean, all David ever does is laugh that some guy other than him is interested in me." I smiled and shut my locker, spinning the lock once. Allison was in her freshman year of college and had been dating David since her sophomore year of high school. Needless to say, David was only joking when he teased her.
"Yeah. Well, I'll keep that in mind. I'll see you Thursday." She smiled and nodded.
"Bye." I headed back out front and saw Robbin waiting.
"You coming?" I bit my lip to keep from smiling. As protective as he was, Robbin was a good guy.
"Yeah. I'll see you, Sadie." Sadie waved as I headed outside with Robbin. "Holy mother! It's freezing out here!" Robbin smiled and handed me a leather jacket.
"I figured you'd say that." I pulled on the large jacket and sighed at the warmth.
"Of course you did." I pulled on the helmet Robbin handed to me and climbed on the back of the motorcycle. Robbin chuckled and started up the engine, pulling into te crowded New York streets.
Seeley's Apartment, Brooklyn, New York: 7:45 PM
"Thanks for the ride." I said, hopping off the bike.
"I'll walk you up." Robbin climbed off the bike, setting his helmet on the motorcycle.
"There's no need. I can walk myself."
"Just let me walk you to the door." I rolled my eyes and nodded.
"Fine, fine." Robbin quickly took my hand before I could protest and smiled.
"Just open the door."
"How do you expect me to when I only have one hand free?" I grumbled, pulling out my keys and unlocking the door to the main hallway. Robbin pulled me inside and up the first flight of stairs toward my apartment.
"Hang on a sec." Robbin quickly pulled me off the main path and into the divot in the walkway where the fire extinguisher was hung. He looked around and smiled, leaning down to kiss me. I smiled as he pulled away.
"So this is why you wanted to walk me to the door." Robbin smirked.
"Well how else am I supposed to kiss you? You'll barely even look my way unless I do something." Wow. Was I really that bad? "Don't worry. I don't have a problem with it. I know what I signed up for. And you're exactly the same person you were when I met you." Robbin smiled down at me. I shied away from his stare and I heard him chuckle. "And you're still as uncomfortable in your own skin as you were a year ago." I smiled and chuckled.
"Listen, we've got an interview tomorrow with Good Morning America, so Nu won't be at school." I nodded.
"I've only got him in two classes anyway."
"And Harley wants you to come over this Friday for dinner. He said we're throwing you and Nu a 'Congratulations You've Only Got One More Year of High School' party." I smiled.
"Long enough title?" Robbin shrugged.
"I don't know. No one else ever got one of them, so consider yourself honored." I smiled and handed Robbin his jacket back.
"Will do. Now I've got to get home now, so goodbye." Robbin nodded and watched as I headed to my door, unlocking it.
"Bye." He said as I headed in, locking the door behind me.
"I'm home." I threw my keys on the table and set my bag down, heading over to the fire escape. I climbed through the window and stood on the fire escape, waving as Robbin climbed on his motorcycle, waving goodbye. I watched as he pulled away and climbed back inside, shutting the window behind me.
"So how was school?" I shrugged, heading to the kitchen.
"Nothing new. It's only the first day." Mom nodded.
"And Robbin?" I smiled to myself.
"Good." Mom smiled knowingly to herself.
"I'm glad. You two just remember to be safe." I made a face and covered my ears.
"Mom, I don't want to hear that. That's just gross." She smiled and shrugged.
"You're two young kids. Don't expect me to say anything differently." I rolled my eyes and took a bite of the sandwich I'd made, sitting down on the chair across from mom.
"So did you buy L!qu!d's Cd?" Ty asked, coming out of the bedroom. "I heard it's selling like crazy." I shook my head.
"Do I seem like the kind to buy a Cd? Really, Ty." He smiled and shrugged.
"It was worth a try." I finished my sandwich and stood up.
"I'm going to go take a shower." I headed into the bathroom and stripped down, turning on the water and stepping in. I washed out my hair and performed any other shower tasks quickly, shutting off the water after about 10 minutes. I climbed out of the shower and dried off, shaking out my short hair. I pulled on my robe and quickly headed over to my bedroom, shutting the door behind me. I touched my fingers to my lips as I pulled my pajamas out of my closet. I still wasn't used to the feeling of being kissed. It was nice and all, but it was weird. As weird as that moment that Robbin had kissed me out of the blue the first time. It was just a foreign feeling. I changed into my pajamas and headed into the family room, grabbing my backpack.
"Well, I'm going to fill out all these syllabi. Ty, you come to bed at 10:00, okay?" He nodded.
"Sure." I smiled and said goodnight to mom and dad, heading into my room and sitting at my desk. I'd barely pulled out my notebook when my phone buzzed. I flipped it open and put it to my ear.
"I was going to call you when I first got home, but decided against it." I smiled and set my pen down, pulling my knees up to my chest, resting my chin on my knees.
"You didn't need to call."
"I's always 'need' with you, isn't it? Maybe I just wanted to call."
"Well just wanting something is against my nature."
"Is that Seeley? Tell her I'm making the food Friday, okay?" I heard Harley's voice in the background. "Can you make your spaghetti? That's the best thing you can make Harley! It's amazing." I rolled my eyes at Nu's comments."You would swear these guys don't have a life of their own. Always butting in on my phone calls." I smiled.
"Well I'm glad I don't live with you guys. It must be impossible to get privacy when you share an apartment with four other guys."
"You should know. You were here a year ago." Oh yeah, huh?
"True. It was a nightmare living with you guys."
"Hey! We weren't that bad! We even gave you your own room!" I smiled.
"Be sure to let Nu know that his and Harley's overbearing big brother qualities were a bit of a nightmare."
"Seeley says you're an annoying person and you should go hide in your room and cry." I chuckled. "That's not nice, Seeley!" I heard a short commotion, then Robbin came back. "Alright, I've got control now. Anyway, I was just calling to say goodnight." I smiled and bit my lip.
"Wait. I won't see you tomorrow morning, right?" I heard Robbin chuckle.
"You never know. Don't you know? I'm the mysterious type." I rolled my eyes.
"Yeah. Mysterious my foot. You're just quiet."
"Until you get to know me."
"Then you won't shut up." Robbin laughed.
"Agreed. Well, anyway, I shouldn't keep you for too long."
"Please. Keep me for as long as you like." Anything to avoid homework.
"I plan on it. Goodnight, Lee."
"Goodnight, Robbin." I hung up the phone and turned my attention back to the work at hand.
Around 10:00, Ty came in and changed, climbing into bed. I put my things in my backpack and climbed into bed as well.
"Night, Seeley." I turned off the light and closed my eyes, relaxing into my bed. I turned over and smiled to myself, happy with how things were going.
So a bit slow, but also long!
Anyway, I hope you guys are as excited as me! So enjoy!