"Rachel?" He asked
"Yes?" I asked, half distracted by the movie that was playing.
"Can I tell you something..important?" He asked, in a serious tone.
I turned to face him."Sure. What's up?"
"I.. I think..I think I love yo-"Before he could finish my eyes snapped open to look at the dark brown ones of my best friend, Kat.
"Finally." She breathed standing up, "You sleep like the dead"
I groaned and sat up, "What do you want?"
"Get dressed, We're going out." She responded.
I lay back down, "Sure"
"Rae" She sounded serious so I sat up again. As my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I could see Kat dressed in a black dress with stripy pieces of material on her arms from her wrists nearly to her shoulders along with heeled black boots. I pointed to the material, "What on earth is that?"
"Fashion" She responded.
"That is not fashion" I said.
"Just put this on" She said holding up a blue skater dress and white flats with a sparkly silver coloured thing on each shoe.
I groaned and stood up, maybe, if I played along, then she'd let me go back to sleep. "What time is it anyway?" I asked.
"2:47am" She responded
"WHAT?" I shrieked.
"Shhh!" She said.
A few minutes later, I was watching my best friend walk down the hallway like she was in a spy movie, she crept over quietly to the end of the hallway. "Come on" She whispered. I sighed and walked down the hallway the way a normal person would before tripping over a wire, and landing on my face. "Kat!"
"Ohh…I forgot to tell you about that" She said.
"You think?" I responded.
"come on!" Kat whispered walking away. I groaned only to hear 'ssshhh!' a few seconds later.I followed her quietly, trying desperately not to wake anyone. We met Kats sisters Chisami, Anna and Lexe in one of the hallways of her house. Lexe was wearing a black dress, with aslightly poofy skirt whereas Anna and Chisami where wearing matching skater dresse, one purple and one red.
Chisami moved a tapestry aside and Kat slammed her hand against a certain brick and a passageway opened there where 5 long black cloaks on sisters each grabbed one. Kat handed me one and we all put them on over our outfits. I still didn't understand what we where even doing or where we where going.
I closed my eyes as a bright light shined at our faces, Kat put down her hood and said," Underground!" The robot nodded, stepped aside and moved the torch out of our faces. Lexe grabbed all our cloaks and put them on a hook marked ' Lightning'.
Kat felt along the wall and found a box which she flipped open to reveal a few buttons and switches, she pressed one of the buttons and part of the wall slid away revealing a small room with lots of seatbelts coming out of the wall opened.
"What is this?" I asked Chisami nervously as Kat buckled me in using some type of harness, I'd never seen before.
"Think of it as a rocket teleporter pod" Chisami replied.
"Because that helps" Kat put in.
"Can I get ou-" I started.
"Nope" Kat replied.
When everyone was strapped in Kat reached across to another panel, flipped it open to reveal more buttons and pressed the one marked 'M.C' What on earth is a-
" Mini club' Lexe chipped in when she saw me staring at it.
"Oh" I said. I never would have gotten that.
"Hold on" Anna shrieked. What? I'm strapped to a wall and still need to hold on?
The 'pod' shot across a tunnel at a terrifying speed. While I was screaming for my life, Chisami,Anna, Lexe and Kat where all shrieking with delight. "Woohoo!" Lexe screamed as we felt the speed increase. That of course, made my screams louder.
Suddenly the stupid pod just stopped moving and we were all thrown back against the wall. I was breathing heavily, "Am I dead?"
"Not yet" Anna said.
The door opened and Kat's brothers, Robert, Draco, Morris and Narumi climbed in and strapped themselves in leaving only one more seat. "Thanks for waiting for us " Draco said sarcastically to Kat who shrugged, "I don't like you" She told her twin. ...Her extremely cute twin. Who was looking at me, "Hey Rachel"
"Hey" I chocked out. The pod picked up speed again. Don't scream, Don't scream, Don't scream.
"Don't talk to her" Kat told at Draco, "She doesn't like you either."
While Robert rolled his eyes at his sister as we started picking up even more speed. Draco kept telling her off though, "we had to take the public pod!" he whined. " it was crowded, And my hair got ruined!" he complained.
Robert grinned, "Looks the same to me"
"Hey" Draco yelled.
"He was being a complete idiot!" Robert said to Kat.
" So just like normal then?" She asked.
"Pretty much" Robert responded. They sighed in unison and they both gave him looks that said ' so disappointing.. Tut tut...' Draco glared at his siblings.
" Where are we?" I asked Kat between thinking about trying not to scream and Draco. Wait, where did that come from? Don't think about Draco. Don't think about Draco. Damnit, now I'm thinking about Draco.
"Underneath the city, There are these teleporter lines under the city to this place. Jennifer built it. she answered. Wow, she sure had a LOT of siblings.
"Don't call it a teleporter" Draco said.
"When what would you call it?" She asked.
"A..A..Thats not important, but Its not a teleporter." Draco said.
" we're picking Jen up too" Robert said before glaring at Morris who was poking him.
"Teleporter" Kat said quickly.
"We're dropping the little ones off at the M.M.C before going to ours." Robert added.
By little ones he was referring to Anna, Morris and Chisami who were all 10-11 years old. Draco and Kat were twins who were 14 years old. Lexe was 13 and Narumi was 16. I'm 14. Robert was 15.
Suddenly we jerked to a terrifying halt and Jennifer climbed in. Jennifer was actually 21, even though she looked older than she is. She smiled at everyone, "Hey" and buckled herself in before we went off again.
A few minutes later 'the little ones' where climbing out listening to Kat's threat about how if they weren't standing outside the pod ready to be picked up by 4:45am they would be left behind.
Kat suddenly grabbed my arm, " I hate this bit" she squeaked. "What?" I asked, terrified before everyone was screaming as our 'pod' dropped straight out of the air. It eventually hit ground and we all climbed out, me scarred for life. As I looked around I saw other people who I assumed where in Kat's family from the ages 12-29 climbing out of their pods. "4:30am we meet back here or I call out over the loudspeaker and humiliate you" Jennifer threatened Draco who once got himself 'lost' until 5:40am or so Kat says. Jennifer lectured him a bit more before waving at everyone else and running off to join her cousin, Juliet.
Kat and Draco pulled me up to a microphone and Kat grabbed it and announced, "Hi everyone! Thanks so much for joining us this morning for Lexes 14th Birthday! Thanks to everyone who travelled from other states to be here. Please enjoy the party and have fun! Also we'll see you at the birthday lunch organized for her later today, please try and act like you haven't seen each other for ages" At this most people in the crowd were laughing. Kat smiled, amused at her own joke, "anyway, First can we please have a clap for Lexe!" Everyone clapped and there were a few whistles, Lexe blushed and waved back.
Draco grabbed the microphone off Kat," Also we have a special guest! This is Rachel, Kats best friend! We have the privilege of her doing a song later tonight for us too! Ps. Tonight we live on the dance floor!" he finished.
"Really?" Kat asked him.
"What?" He asked picking up an electric guitar.
"Tonight we live on the dance floor? Seriously?" She asked, adjusting the microphone.
Music started playing and I recognized the song. Kat tapped a microphone, to check it was working, and when she found it was still working, having not been used for the past two insults she gave the band a signal and Draco started playing the electric guitar, with Robert on the drums. I awkwardly stepped off the stage to watch her preform. Narumi climbed on stage with a microphone and announced the song. " Our first song is Crowded by Jeannie Orgeata!"
"Jeannie Ortega, Papoose Imma show you how it's supposed to be done, uh" Narumi sang.
"Don't get me started, it's getting kinda crowded in here Back up off me, I'm feeling like I'm suffocating Now here's my problem, I'm not gonna be your chick on the side Forget about it, you know damn well it wouldn't be right I don't know what you been thinking bout me Did you think this was gonna be that easy? Hell no you must be going crazy" Kat sang energetically walking around the stage adding arm movements.
"Why don't you get out of my life, get out of my sight Get off of my back. Why don't you get back to your world, Go back to your girl I think you owe her. I know what's going on I won't be second to none Back off 'cause you're crowding my space You need to get out of my face
Let's be honest I'm not the type of chick you can use And if you want it, if you want it you'll have to choose Oh I've been through this, been cheated on I know how it feels How would I know that, you wouldn't do the same to me. I don't know what you been thinking bout me Did you think this was gonna be that easy? Hell no you must be going crazy
Why don't you get out of my life, get out of my sight Get off of my back. Why don't you get back to your world, Go back to your girl I think you owe her. I know what's going on I won't be second to none Back off 'cause you're crowding my space You need to get out of my face"Kat sang into the microphone.
"Bk, Bk Uh They say you can't have your cake and eat it too Tell me what's the meaning? What's the sense of me having cake if I can't eat it? Cheaters never win my friend You like creeping but hate when your girl start cheating Imagine if you came home to your wife Opens your door and locked it then you found R. Kelly hiding in your closet I knew you would start cheating before you even stopped it Unlike when you double your money I'm a profit Albert Einstein was smart but I'm so wiser I'm a ladies man, your man is a womanizer You gotta fight for love, can you make a fist Since your name is Jeannie, can I make a wish? Don't mind your setbacks, every move major Growing for me hey just do me one favor He put you on the side lemme be your savior Crowded, Papoose, Jeannie Ortega" Narumi rapped.
"Why don't you get out of my life, get out of my sight Get off of my back. Why don't you get back to your world, Go back to your girl I think you owe her. I know what's going on I won't be second to none Back off 'cause you're crowding my space You need to get out of my face, Get out of my life, get out of my sight, get off of my back Cause you're crowding my space You need to get out of my face." Kat sang with a hand sign of stop.
They finished with their backs against each other as applause started up. Kat grinned at me as she and her brothers jumped off the stage and did that weird group fist bump thing.
Suddenly 3 boys walked closer too Kat and yelled, "Hey Kat!" Draco found the look on her face hilarious. I was seriously confused. Robert turned to me, "they're our cousins friends, and they've been hitting on her for months. These guys just don't take a hint."
Kat suddenly smiled and turned to Robert, "Yes!" she exclaimed pointing at him. "What?" Robert asked no completely confused.
She turned and whispered something to Draco, before climbing back onto the held the microphone and blew a kiss towards the group of boys.
"Why am I always hit on by the boys I never like? I can always see 'em coming from the left and from the right I don't want to be a priss, I just try to be polite But it always seems to bite me in the –
Ask me for my number, yeah you put me on the spot You think that we should hook-up, but I think that we should not You had me at hello, then you opened up your mouth And that is when it started going south Oh!
Get your hands off my hips, 'fore I'll punch you in the lips Stop your staring at my— Hey! Take a hint, take a hint No you can't buy me a drink, let me tell you what I think I think you could use a mint Take a hint, take a hint La, La, La…. T-take a hint, take a hint La, La, La….
I guess you still don't get it, so let's take it from the top You asked me what my sign is, and I told you it was Stop And if I only had a dime for every name that you just dropped You'd be here and I'd be on a yacht Oh!
Get your hands off my hips, or I'll punch you in the lips Stop your staring at my— Hey! Take a hint, take a hint No you can't buy me a drink, let me tell you what I think I think you could use a mint Take a hint, take a hint La, La, La…. T-take a hint, take a hint La, La, La….
What about "no" don't you get So go and tell your friends I'm not really interested It's about time that you're leavin' I'm gonna count to three and Open my eyes and You'll be gone
One. Get your hands off my— Two. Or I'll punch you in the— Three. Stop your staring at my— Hey! Take a hint, take a hint I am not your missing link Let me tell you what I think I think you could use a mint Take a hint, take a hint"
Then she smiled at the boys and jumped off and started laughing at the looks on their faces with Narumi. I turned to Robert, "wasn't that a little harsh?"
"While you would think so, If you had seen the things they've said and done to her then not really" He shrugged," Besides, public humiliation is what Kat's best at."
"True" I agreed.
Kat and Draco ran up to me and said at the exact same time, "what song to you want to do?"
They glared at each other " Stop copying me!" they turned back at the same time, glaring, before trying to throw a punch, however they matched their moves exactly. "Urgh" The twins groaned in annoyance before resorting to pulling the others hair.
I started laughing and they stared at me with a confused expression.
"What's so funny?" They asked.
"You're so childish, guys! " I laughed.
They came closer, "Really?"
"yea." I laughed
They came even closer. "really?"
I started laughing harder as they started tickling me.
They eventually stopped and put an arm around each others shoulders and said in union, "We know, we know"
"sooooo..." Draco started.
"what song?" Kat chipped in.
"do you" Draco said
"want to do?" Kat finished.
"Dance again?" Narumi asked.
"sure" I said as the twins turned to glare at him.
"Hey!" Kat said.
"you interrupted our game!" Draco finished.
Robert pointed to the stage and the twins grinned.
"Come on! You're up next!" Kat said as the twins dragged me up to the stage.
Robert handed me a microphone as some lyrics came up on a screen on the opposite side of the music started and I held the microphone up, but before I could begin singing, there was a loud crash at the other side of the room.
Everyone's heads turned as a boy and a man walked in as they walked past everyone dropped either their heads in a bow or curtsey or to their knees. I was amazed at the fact that the twins did too. Normally they wouldn't 'lower themselves to that level'
The boy stared at me and I dropped to my knees to. He nodded at me then turned to Kat and made her lift her head up by putting a hand under her chin and lifted it up. She stood stiffly as he hugged her. I could see all her brothers glare at the boy glared at Narumi, "you!" he hissed.
Looking at Draco's face I could tell he wanted to kill him but I had no idea why. Looking across the room I could see the exact same thing happening to Jennifer, with her cousin Juliet glaring at the man whom I guessed was the boy's father.
The boy lead Kat to a chair as the music started up again for me to sing to and forced her to sit next to him, which she did, mouthing 'Help me' to me.
I once again held up the microphone as the music started, knowing I wouldn't be able to help right now.
"Dance, yes (RedOne) Love, next Dance, yes ( ) Love, next
Shimmy Shimmy yah, Shimmy yam Shimmy yay I'm a ol' dirty dog all day No way Jose Your girl only go one way, ay mi madre You should check that out Maybe you ain't turn her out Maybe it's none of my business But for now work it out Let's get this, dale" Robert sang from the other side of the stage.
"Nobody knows what i'm feeling inside I find it so stupid So why should I hide That I love to make love to you baby (yeah make love to me) So many ways wanna touch you tonight I'm a big girl got no secrets this time Yeah I love to make love to you baby (yeah make love to me)
If this would be a perfect world We'd be together then (let's do it do it do it) Only got just one life this i've learned Who cares what they're gonna say (let's do it do it do it)
I wanna dance, and love, and dance again I wanna dance, and love, and dance again
Dance, yes Love, next Dance, yes Love, next
Baby your fire is lighting me up The way that you move boy is reason enough That I love to make love to you baby (yeah make love to me) I can't behave Oh I want you so much Your lips taste like heaven So why should I stop? Yeah I love to make love to you baby (yeah make love to me)
If this would be a perfect world We'd be together then (let's do it do it do it) Only got just one life this i've learned Who cares what they're gonna say (let's do it do it do it)
I wanna dance, and love, and dance again I wanna dance, and love, and dance again" Rachel sang
"Mr Worldwide, and the world's most beautiful woman Modern day Hugh Hef (uh, yes) Playboy to the death (uh, yes) Is he really worldwide? (uh, yes) Mami let me open your treasure chest Play dates, we play mates I'm the king at snatching queens, checkmate What you think? It's a rumor I'm really out of this world Moon, luna Make woman comfortable Call me bloomer Can't even show love cause they'll sue ya But I told them, 'hallelujah, have a blessed day' So ahead of myself Everyday's yesterday Want the recipe? it's real simple Little bit of voli, and she'll open sesame
Now dance yes Love next Dance yes Love next" Robert sang.
"If this would be a perfect world We'd be together then (let's do it do it do it) Only got just one life this i've learned Who cares what they're gonna say (let's do it do it do it)
I wanna dance, and love, and dance again I wanna dance, and love, and dance again" I finished, smiling at Robert.
As I finished I could see the boy handing a glass of what looked like coke to Kat. She drank it and mouthed, 'Help' to me as the glass dropped from her hand and she tumbled off the chair and collapsed on the hard floor.
Draco glared, and started to move forwards, but stopped himself. I started to run towards her Narumi's hand shot out and grabbed my wrist, "you really don't want to do that"
"Yeah I do" I said and kept running towards her.
I gasped when I saw her close up her body looked like it had crumpled. "WHAT ON EARTH DID YOU DO TO HER?" I yelled at the boy who was simply watching her. I heard gasps at my outburst. Robert ran in front of me, "I'm sorry sir, she didn't mean it."
"so she's yours?" He asked.
"yes sir" He replied. What?
"so you'd be willing to make amends for her?" He questioned.
"yes sir" He replied.
He smiled creepily. "please prove that she's yours"
"yes" He replied. What is he going to do? This whole situation makes no sense to me.
He turned around to face me and whispered, "she's alright don't worry and I'm sorry" I started to whisper back "sorry for what?" completely confused when he suddenly kissed me.
I stood frozen in shock until he pulled away.
The boy nodded and someone who looked like he could easily be a bodyguard came forward and started to march Robert away to a small room.
"STOP!" Someone yelled.
I gasped as I realized it was Kat who called out. "please don't" She asked the boy, trying to use her arms to push herself up. She hung her head and whispered, "I'll do... Anything"
He smiled, somehow scaring me and motioned to the bodyguard to release Robert. He stood up and pulled her out of the room.
As soon as he was out of sight Draco slammed his hand down into the concrete ground, from where I was standing I could hear a cracking sound, while I wasn't sure if the sound was from his hand or the ground, either way it's really bad.
"Shit" He said so darkly it scared me. The entire room was standing in uncomfortable silence.
Kat suddenly re-entered the room and walked slowly towards Draco and me. His head shot up the second the door opened and he started to walk towards her.
She suddenly stopped and started falling backwards. Draco ran, dived and managed to catch her before her head hit the ground.
Draco picked her up and Jennifer and Juliet ran forward with a blanket each. Juliet spread hers over the edge of the stage and as Draco lay his twin sister down Jennifer covered the lower half of Kats body with a blanket.
She opened her eyes and Draco immediately asked, "What did he do?"
"The usual" She replied, weakly.
I saw blood seeping out of her arm.
"Blood" I shrieked. I was terrified of blood.
"huh? Oh, yeah" She said tiredly looking at her arm.
"why would h-" I started.
"Let's just say he has a twisted mind. The only reason everyone does what he says is because he is the head of the family's son. He likes Kat because she's the next head." Narumi explained.
"Why doesn't he like you?" I asked remembering when he hissed at Narumi.
"It's because I'm adopted." Narumi explained.
"and it's completely ridiculous "Draco said furiously. Kat sat up slowly.
"Don't push yourself" Narumi warned her.
"I'm fine" She insisted.
"How could you be fine?" I asked.
"It wasn't the first time, Rae" She said.
"What?" I asked, terrified for my best friend.
She looked me in the eyes, "I'm alright. I promise… Okay?"
"Okay" I replied.
Something happened with you..
What was it?" She asked rubbing her head.
Suddenly her eyes widened as she remembered something, "Robert?" Kat asked.
"yeah, what?" He replied.
"Tell me that I imagined seeing you kiss my best friend?" She asked him. "WHAT?" Narumi and Draco yelled.
"Um.." He replied, "…Well"
"I'm going to kill you."
"What?" Draco and Narumi asked again.
"Robert kissed Rachel less than 30 centimeters in front of me while I was drifting in and out of consciousness." She explained, faking innocence.
"What?" They all screamed at Robert as I blushed about every shade of pink and red that existed.
"you're evil, you know that?" I asked Kat, most likely bright red.
"oh I know, but this will get him back for switching my shampoo with honey and shaving cream." She replied smugly, watching as they all told him off.
All told him off..
Draco was telling him off for kissing me!
I suddenly groaned and opened my eyes, only to see the twins, Robert and that boy bending over me.
He held out a hand to help me up, "Are you alright?" "Yes, but what happened?" I asked rubbing a newly-found bump on my forehead. "well, when Jake came into the room something hit the wall and a piece of the wall knocked you out before you could start the song. Thanks a lot Jake." she said before sticking her tongue out at the boy. He stuck his out in return and Draco rolled his eyes at them.
"How are you feeling?" Robert asked me.
"Alright but a little dizzy" I replied as some of the room started to spin.
"What did you dream about?" Kat suddenly asked.
Robert gave her a look that made Kat shrug, "What? You where thinking it too."
"it was really weird" I said.
"We ought to be getting back. Can you stand?" Jennifer asked.
"Yeah" I replied standing up slowly.
We walked to the pod thing slowly in silence. The doors opened and everyone got in.
"Oh wait a second, I.. forgot my purse" Kat blurted out, running out of the doors. Weird. That didn't sound right.
She ran out of the doors and put of the corner of my eye as I was trying to figure out the damn harness I saw her talking to Jake, stiffly.
Then I realized, "Wait a second" I muttered. The whole pod turned to stare at me, "I don't remember her having a purse."
The pod instantly went dead silent, "You were knocked out remember? Haha, you must of forgotten." Draco said, his laugh way to high to be..well..right..
I don't know..
Something's off, and I will find out what it is.
"Yeah, you're probably right" I told Draco. Instantly everyone seemed more relaxed.
Kat ran back in and buckled herself up, "Okay. Ready?" She held her right hand out to push the button.
"Yep" Narumi answered for everyone. She pushed the button and the pod flew up. The material on her left arm flew down. Her arm was wrapped in bandages.
We shot forward and once again everyone was thrown back against the pod. Her eye creased in a wince of pain.
"So, how was your first visit to the club?" She happily asked me, not noticing her arm.
"Interesting" I replied.