A/N: Hey :) I'm new here and this is my new story. I had to switch from FanFiction to here because they took it down, saying it had a "non-fictional" character in it. Really nice -_- anyways, enjoy ^^

Disclaimer: This story is a TOTAL WORK OF FICTION, I own all of the characters except for N-J.


I always wondered what is the definition of happiness, some say it's a state of mind, others say it's a decision and that you are as happy as you decide to be... But I believe that the REAL definition of happiness is that reaching, that reflex we have to pull something or someone we love closer to us, just to have that warm feeling against our bodies, that crazy and amazing sensation of safety, being safe in this world and never have to worry about anything or anyone. THAT is Happiness...

It's 7:42 in the morning and the sun begins to shine, I wake up to the warm feeling of the sun on my bare shoulder and to the birds singing their usual tune. Blanking lazily, I lay there for a couple of minutes...

Sorry for not introducing my self, I'm Casey and I'm 17 years old, you can say 18 since it's my senior year in high school and I'm pretty exited to leave the house and go somewhere, anywhere that's far far away from my crazy mother. In my room you can easily notice that I'm a music freak, I love music, it's the only thing that makes me happy.

I have 2 sisters, Ashley and Kayla. I'm the last one of the set and believe me, it's not easy or fun being the last child of the family, my parents always had big plans for my two older sisters and had none for me.

When I say my parents I mean my mum, she and my dad divorced when I was 4 so you can say that I never really knew my dad.

Enough about that, let's move on...

I'm not one of those girls who cares too much about the way they look, sure I like to look pretty (every girl likes to look pretty, never believe a girl who denies it) but not... Magazine pretty. You know what I mean ?

So I pick a washed-blue pair of high shorts jeans and match them with my white pair of convers, and a black butterfly back tank that says Only Music Can Save Us. I put some mascara and some eyeliner to pop out my green eyes and let my dark colored hair fall on my shoulders, I finally take off with my phone after putting a light peachy-pink colored lipstick.

"Morning..." I say as I walk in the kitchen, to see my mother reading the news paper and drinking coffee.

"Good morning"

Can't be colder !

I grabbed a toast and started eating it while I pored myself a cup of juice.

"I just don't get it..." My mother gave me a cold look.

"Don't get what ?" I said as cold as she looked.

"It's not like we don't have money, so why are you always dressed like this ?"

"Like what ?" I didn't even bother looking at her.

"Like a homeless person"

Seriously dude ? This outfit took a LOT of time, and I think it's pretty dope so if she doesn't like it... It's her problem.

"Well at least I'm not dressed like a divorcée, who got nothing to do but critic her daughter's clothing style"

I don't know how it got out, but it did !

She looked at me for a second, then quickly got back to what she was doing.

We've never really got along, I remember when I was a child I was always the last one on her list, if she wanted help in the kitchen she always asked one of my sisters, or if she wanted to go shopping she did the same... I was always the last one she cared about, the last one she asked for. I'm too proud to admit it, but it really hurts to know that I'm the only one she never loved.

At School

As I arrived to school, I saw my best friend Ronnie waiting for me.

"Wat up ?" She said giving me a hug.

She had long blond hair and beautiful brown eyes, we were best friends since kindergarden and we both had the same clothing style.

We started walking heading to the school's doorway, talking about the latest song on the radio until a black colored Mustang almost hit us...

"Hey, watch it you bastard" I shout at him as he twisted the car and was now looking at us from the downed glass.

"You could've killed us !" I screamed some more.

"Sorry..." He had black shades on, but I could tell he was looking at me, and to be honest I didn't mind the view either.

He quickly shifted his sight, and drove away...

"He looked familiar" Ronnie said as she was trying to remember who it was.

"Let's go..."

Ronnie was right, he DID look familiar and I knew it was gonna obsess me the whole day until I figure out who that jerk was.

The Familiar Guy's POV:

I grabbed my car keys and got the hell out of my family's house, I can't believe what my mother just told me. How can my family do this to me ? I'm only 21, and they want me to get married ?

Saying it's a tradition doesn't help AT ALL ! And plus they already picked the girl for me... This is what is pissing me off the most in this whole story.

Suddenly I see two girls on the road, they came out of NO-WHERE but thank god I moved the car quickly, otherwise I would be responsible for their death.

"Hey, watch it you bastard" One of the girls yelled at me.

I twist my car and I'm now looking at them across a small distance.

They both looked looked good, but the one with dark hair caught my intention and I'm pretty sure SHE was the one who screamed... Gosh, she's pretty !

Get yourself together, just apologize and go.

"You could've killed us !"

Yep. It was her who screamed at me earlier...

"Sorry..." I didn't know what else to say.

So not to look like a crazy person, I shifted my eyes from the girl and drove as fast as I could !

Wait a second... My mother said the girl went to Beverly High, and I'm in Beverly High. Why don't I stick around and observe the girls...

That sounded creepy !

I will stick around and see if I can recognize the girl my mum was talking about.

I only knew 1 single thing about that girl, and I don't know if it will help. I only know her name, Casey Edwards

Casey's POV:

Lunch time, and I'm sitting outside with Ronnie and our friends.

"So Casey are we still on for later ?"

Lana, one of my friends said as she raised her eyebrows waiting for my approval.

I didn't tell you, those friends were my band we're a group of 5 I'm the lead singer. As I told you earlier I am a music freak, and singing is my whole life...

"Are you kidding me ?" I gave her an AreYouKiddingMe look "Of course we are"

We were gonna perform a song for the school today and get them in the mood for the show that's gonna take place at the end of the year. It's called Battle of the Bands, and all the BEST bands in L.A will perform on that stage. The winner of the competition will get a recording contract AND 20.000$ as a ThanksForBeingSoAwesome gift.

By The End Of The Day

It was time for our performance, I was with the girls on the parking lot where all of our instruments along with the surrounding system were set up in place. Everyone was out, planning on going home or whatever and that's when I started...

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs

With the boom box blaring as we're falling in love

Got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk

Singing here's to never growing up

The Familiar Guy's POV:

I saw people getting out of school, and stopping in a corner of the parking lot. I got out of the car, wearing my shades and my black leather jacket and made sure no one saw me... When I got closer, I recognized the girls I almost hit and they were with 3 other ones ready to play some music. And that pretty girl who screamed at me was in the middle of them, she took the mic and opened her mouth only to blow everybody's mind away...

People just kept coming and coming, getting closer to where she was with each single passing moment of the song.

Casey's POV:

It was going great, everybody was having the time of their lives and I just felt amazing performing Avril Lavigne's song. All of our friends were screaming at the top of their lungs for us and it was just awesome thinking we've made people happy for a while and made them forget everything else. Since it was senior year everybody was telling us to grow up, so this came in time !

At The End Of The Performance

"Casey... Casey... Casey..."

Everybody was screaming my name, it felt really good to have that rush, it was the BEST drug in the whole world.

"Give it up for Casey Edwards everybody"

Ronnie took the mic and by saying those words, the crowd got more energetic.

"Thank you so much" I didn't know what else to say, but one thing is for sure. I loved that moment...


When everything was over, the girls went home and I was left at school alone.

I was about to go home, sucking my XXL Lemon/Cola lollipop and I saw a black Mustang, just like the one who almost hit me and Ronnie this morning... Suddenly, a jerk ran into me and made me fall off to the ground !

"Hey..." I screamed when I was on the floor "Are you blind ?"

I gotta say, I didn't pay much attention to where I was going either so I couldn't put the blame on him.

"I'm sorry"

He said trying to get me back on my feet. I shook my clothes off, and tried to rebalance my self after the fall.

"Are you okay ?"

I totally forgot about that guy, I didn't even notice that he was still standing there.

"Yeah I'm..." I couldn't finish when I saw his face.

Either I'm drunk, or day dreaming cause that guy, was Nick Jonas !

"You're..." He covered my mouth with his hand.

"I will give you 5 backstage and V.I.P passes to my next concert if you don't scream"

What the F ? Why the hell would I scream his name ? Those Disney stars reeeeeeeeally think they're off the chains.

"I don't want your stupid passes" I said as I took his hand out of my mouth.

He had a surprised look on his face, and he quickly put his hands in his pockets, I looked down and saw my lollipop all dirty on the ground.

"Great, look what you did" I pointed at the damaged Chupa.

"I'll get you a new one" He said nervously.

"Yeah, like I'll EVER see you again... And by the way. What are you doing here ?"

"That's a little bit complicated"

The look on his face changed and he suddenly seemed... Confused.

"Want a ride home ?"

He pointed at his car.

"Okay, so if I'm getting the picture" We started walking towards it "You're in here to get me home ?"

"Technically, I'm here to talk with you"

"Okay then, let's talk !"

He chuckled and opened the door of his car for me.

"I would prefer if we do it on our way to your house"

"Did it ever cross your mind that, I don't get into cars with strangers..."

I looked at him more deeply and I noticed how beautiful his eyes were.

"You're not gonna be easy are you ?" He smirked.

"Nope..." I answered simply "And especially since you tried to kill me this morning"

His face quickly took a dark shade of pink, and I could tell he was embarrassed.

"Okay, I'm sorry but how about this" He started "I give you a ride home, and if you sense anything weird on the road. We'll stop and I'll call a cab for you"

His request seemed fair enough to me, and plus what would I have to lose ? He will just get me home and THAT'S IT !

"Fine, but I need a new lollipop"

I heard his chuckle as he closed the door, and a few seconds later he was in the car with me ready to go.

We drove silently the first couple of minutes, until I broke the silence.

"Dude I gotta admit, your car is sick"

"Dude ?" He seemed surprised. I guess he never heard a girl use that word before.

"What's wrong with that ?"

"Nothing," he shook his head "You seem to have a lot of personality"

Was that a compliment ? Did Nick Jonas just complimented me ?

"Thank you..." I said quietly.

Moments later, I found my self looking... No, sorry. STARING at him.

His perfectly styled dark hair, beautiful brown eyes, clean shaved face. My eyes went down his chest, only to meet with a white v-neck shirt (which by the way, was beautifully showing his muscled torso) and a black leather jacket, I looked up again and our eyes met. He had a smirk on his face which made me blush like a psycho...

Then I remembered, why is he here ?

"So ? What's up ?" I started "Did I won a competition or something ?"

"Actually Casey..."

"Wait... How do you know my name ?"

"I'm getting there. Do you know what an... Arranged marriage is ?"

"I guess, it's when before 2 people are born their ancestors decide that they're gonna marry each other. Why ?"

He didn't answer, instate he just looked at me with a worried look on his face...

Wait a second, Nick Jonas ? Arranged marriage ? OH MY GOD

"OH MY GOD" I screamed at that conclusion...

"Calm down"

"How can you say that ?" I was in NO place to calm down "Getting married ? I'm 17"

"Casey please, calm down" He put his hand on mine, and surprisingly it calmed me down. He had soft hands...

"I know this is crazy, but I only knew about it today too"

"How is that even possible ? How can those stuff still exist ?"

I was literally shaking, to many girls the thought of marrying a celebrity might be appealing but to me, it wasn't. I had dreams I wanted to fulfill and I know there was a whole different life waiting for me after high school.

Marriage was NEVER part of my plans.

"Our grand-parents made this deal, it's being done in the family for centuries now"

"What do you mean ?"

"The tradition in my family, is that the 3rd son gotta marry the 3rd girl of a 3rd girl !"

"This is..." I couldn't find a word to describe it "Is there a way out of it ?"

"I'm afraid there is not, because there's a contract and to break it leads to many unpleasant consequences"

"A contract ?"

Are you kidding me ? My future life is being held on by a piece of paper ?

"I don't know all the details... But yeah"

"So we just have to agree and shut our mouths ? Aren't we a little bit young for marriage ?"

"Yeah, YOU might be but according to this thing I gotta marry you before I turn 23"

I realized something, I started screaming at the very moment he told me. But I wasn't alone in this situation and it wasn't easy on him either... He was 21, and he only had 2 years left before getting married. It must be really tough.

"Casey ?"

He snapped me out of my thoughts.

"How are you dealing with this ?"

"For now, I'm confused and when I get home I'm gonna say some stuff to my mom"

Obviously, she knew about this. How was she able hide it ?

"Well you better prepare your speech cause, here we are..."

We arrived at my house, and I was so mad I could kill my mom.

"Hey..."

I heard his voice as I was about to step out of the car

"What are we supposed to do ?"

I don't know why, but I had this feeling that he was really worried about me.

"For now, you go home" I said quietly.

"Take this..." He took a phone out of his jacket and gave it to me "Call me if you need something, and I will when I know more about this"

"Okay..." I extended my hand to shake his "Thanks"

He looked confused at my gesture but he quickly shook mine back, smiling !

Gosh, this guy's really cute.

I got out of the car, and watched him as he drove away, he was really nice I never imagined him being that way...

Now, it's time to face the dragon AKA my mom.


A/N: So, I really hope you enjoyed it, I know the idea might not be done before but it's original and I like originality ;) thanks for reading and Casey's outfit will be on my profile if you're interested in seeing it ^^ please Review & Follow & Fave

Reminder: This story is a TOTAL WORK OF FICTION, I own all of the characters except for Nick Jonas. The song belongs to Avril Lavigne and it's legal owners...