lol! Man, I love, love, LOVE my reviewers! :glomps: Ummm… okay, now to answer the questions.


kamma7292: Sadly, no, there won't be a sequel, as much as I would love to write one. Sawwie. :) I'm glad you love the story. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :D


Whispering Romance: Yup, Tegan's going back to Greece. :) But the story will end before that. I just threw Finn in there to cause some controversy. I'm sorry it's confusing. Hehe…? :D


Thank you to all my other reviewers! You guys are mind-bogglingly awesome! Okay, here's the third last chapter. :D


Oh, Abi's POV.


"Gail, can you help me, please?"

I walked into the kitchen to find Mama bringing something out of the oven.

"Yes?"

"Let Axl out," she breathed, "He is invading my kitchen." she stood up straight and set the lasagna on the counter carefully.

"Come on, boy." I kicked open the door to the backyard and shooed Axl, who was running around the kitchen, out, "Don't jump over the fence." I shut the door and turned to Mama.

"Do you want any more help in here?"

"Yes, can you hand me that plate?" she nodded towards a large serving tray and I held it out. Carefully, she cut up the lasagna and placed it on the tray, forming a pyramid in the process.

"What's the special occasion?" I asked, laughing and Mama smiled nervously.

"My parents are coming for dinner."

"Really? That's great!" I exclaimed, grinning and Mama sighed.

"Yes, I suppose." she placed the lasagna dish in the dishwasher and I set the tray down on the counter.

"What do you mean?" I asked and Mama wiped her hands on her apron.

"My mother is so judgmental." she said and took off her apron. She was wearing a sea green summer dress with pearl sandals. She ran a hand through her long hair and blew out from her lips.

"She criticizes everything I do, and always finds a way to lecture me about your father." Mama smiled at me goofily, "'I warned you about him, Elena. I told you he was a horrible person.', she says." Mama laughed, "They will be here in an hour or so."

"Why are you cooking now?"

"Oh, I am not finished." Mama shook her head, "Your grandmother expects a buffet when she goes out to dinner. And so, I must prepare a buffet."

"Do you want any help?" I asked and she shook her head again.

"No, you go and have fun with your friends."

"Are you sure?"

"Yes. You were planning on going out with Anna, Tegan and Jeremy today, were you not?"

"Well, yeah but—"

"Go, mija." Mama kissed my forehead, and ushered me out of the kitchen.

I laughed as she pushed me to the front door.

"Have fun."

"Okay, Mama." I slipped into my Converse sneakers and went outside to join Anna, Tegan and Jeremy on the curb.

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"Gah, it's SO boring!" Anna whined, leaning against me when I sat down beside her on the curb.

The sun's piercing rays flamed through my flimsy tank top and I sighed.

"It's so hot." I groaned, and Jeremy wrapped one arm around my shoulders. Tegan took off his headphones and handed them to Anna. She put them on and started bobbing her head.

"They're really not that bad." she said, leaning against him.

"Who?" I asked.

"The White Stripes." Tegan laughed and I grinned.

"Let's go to the Café." Jeremy suggested and Anna groaned, taking off the headphones.

"So far…" she moaned, lowering her head between her legs. I rolled my eyes and laughed.

"Well what else are we going to do?" I stood up and dusted dirt from my khaki shorts. Anna stood up and then Tegan, and finally, Jeremy. They were both wearing jeans and t-shirts, and Anna was dressed in a retro orange mini with white leggings, green long-toed flats and a pink baggy sleeveless shirt. Her hair was braided and piled up on her head so it formed a Queen Amidala bun, and a few random braids fell around her face.

"My grandparents are coming over for dinner, and I can't miss that." I yawned and Anna sighed.

"This isn't how I was planning on spending Tegan's last month here." she said, bummed and Tegan wrapped his arm around her shoulders.

"Hey! Maybe Evie can drive us down to that new arcade downtown. Do you guys want to go?"

"Yeah, sure." Jeremy, Tegan and I nodded and Anna grinned.

"Okay, I'll go in and ask Evie. You guys stay here." Anna said and ran towards her house, her small braids dancing around her.

:-:

Tegan chuckled and turned to us.

"How was the wedding?"

"It was fun." I admitted.

"You're okay with your Dad and Roxanne?"

"Not really." I sighed, "I just tried to act like I was fine with it yesterday…"

"Ah," Tegan nodded with understanding, "Well, maybe one day you'll accept them?"

"Maybe." I smiled, "I've already accepted my Mom and Joseph, and I'm so happy for them. I'm surprised I haven't accepted my Dad and his new wife."

"Do you know where they're going for their honeymoon?"

"Believe it or not, Greece." I grinned and Tegan laughed.

"Maybe I'll see them." he rolled his eyes and Jeremy and I laughed.

"Hi, Tegan!"

Jeremy, Tegan and I turned around and I groaned when I saw Finn waving from the end of the street.

"Who is that?" Tegan asked, squinting, "I wish my Mom would hurry up and get me my glasses."

"It's Finn." I mumbled as she motioned for Tegan, "From the beach."

"The chick in the white suit?"

"Yeah. She's calling you over." Jeremy said and I shot him a glare. He shrugged when Tegan started walking towards her.

"Tegan, don't." I called and he looked back at me, smiling confusedly.

"Why not? She wants to tell me something." he replied, running the rest of the way.


Finn's POV

Tegan skidded to a stop in front of me and I felt my face flush with excitement.

"Hi." he smiled at me and I couldn't help but notice how fit he was underneath his t-shirt.

"Hi." I replied, scuffing my feet against the sidewalk nervously. I was wearing a pair of low-cut jeans and a halter-top. My hair was tied back into a bun and I was wearing a bit of makeup.

"Did you want to tell me something?" he asked curiously and I bit my bottom lip.

"I was at the beach with you guys."

"Yeah, I know." he looked at me like I was crazy and I sighed.

"So… you and Anna…"

"Yup. Anna and I…" he raised an eyebrow, "What about us?"

"Is she good in bed?" I suddenly blurted out and he took a step back, surprised by what I had just asked.

"Excuse me?"

"I'm assuming you've had sex." My eyes blazed into his, "Is she good?"

"What Anna and I do, is none of your business." he moved to walk away but I grabbed his hand.

"Come on, Tegan. You can be honest with me. I won't tell anyone." I smiled, "She's horrible, isn't she?"

"Back off, Finn." he said through gritted teeth and I moved closer so I was right against his chest.

"You know, I would make a better girlfriend." I said with a giggle, "Why did you choose that bizarre, crazy girl, when you could have me?"

"That bizarre, crazy girl," he shoved me away slightly, "Is my girlfriend. And I love her."

"Oh, come on, Tegan. You don't have to lie to me." I moved closer again, "I can bend like a pretzel."


Abi's POV

Anna came bounding down her front steps, a bag of cookies in her hand, and a smile on her face.

"She said she'll drive us in fifteen." she said, skidding to a stop halfway across the street, "Where's Tegan?"

"Finn, what the hell are you doing?!" we heard and all three of us turned our attention to Tegan and Finn. Anna dropped her bag of cookies when she saw Finn throw her arms around Tegan's neck, and kiss him.

"What the fuck does she think she's doing?!" Anna exploded and headed towards them. I ran after her and grabbed her hand.

"Anna, wait—"

:-:

"Hey!" Anna yelled, storming up to Finn, who was staggering back because Tegan had pushed her.

"Don't touch him!" the palm of Anna's hand went slamming into Finn's face and I cringed from the sound of flesh upon flesh.

"Anna!" I tried to grab her arm again but she wrenched it away and shoved Finn.

"Who the fuck do you think you are?" she hollered, "He has a girlfriend, you slut!"

"Anna," Tegan held out an arm and grabbed Anna around the waist before she could hit Finn with her balled fist.

"You're girlfriend is crazy." Finn spat, her lips trembling, "You should be with me, Tegan!"

"WHAT!?" Anna's eyes widened and she lunged at Finn again. Tegan lifted her off the ground and set her on the sidewalk, away from Finn.

"Let me go!" Anna hollered, struggling against Tegan's strong arms, "Let me hit her! I wanna see her bleed!"

"All of you know that I would make a great girlfriend!" Finn explained and I stepped towards her.

"Get out of here, Finn!" I exclaimed, "You had no right doing that!"

"Tell them, Abi!" she had tears in her eyes, "I know that's what you thought when I told you at the beach!"

Everything went silent and I closed my eyes. I couldn't hear Anna's frustrated grunts as she struggled against Tegan's arms. Slowly, I turned around and faced Anna. Her eyes were filled with so much hate and betrayal, that it actually hurt me physically.

"You knew?!" she screamed at me, "You knew this bitch liked him and you never told me?! You knew she would do this!"

"No, Anna, I swear!" I exclaimed and Jeremy touched my elbow gently, "I knew she liked him, but I swear to you, I didn't know she would try this!"

"You fucking liar!" Anna hollered in my face and I stepped back, "Stop lying to me!"

"I'm not lying! I swear, Anna! I promise you, I'm telling the truth!"

"Sure you are!" she cried, tears filling her eyes, "I can't believe you would do this to me, Abi! We're supposed to be best friends!"

She wrenched herself from Tegan and tore down the street towards her own house. Tegan followed, yelling for her to stop. I stood there dumbly after they disappeared. I didn't realize that I was crying until Jeremy gingerly wiped two tears from my cheeks.

"You," I turned to Finn, "I hate you for this."

My own palm went slamming into her face and she staggered back painfully. I pulled my hand back to hit her again but Jeremy caught it.

"Don't do it, Abi." he whispered in my ear, "It's really not worth it."

"Get out of here!" I screamed at Finn, "My friend is angry with me because you're a stupid, worthless slut!"

Her lip quivering, and her eyes full of tears, Finn whipped around and ran around the corner. Her sobs echoed but I didn't care. Jeremy pulled me into an embrace and kissed the top of my head.

"It'll work out." he said and I nodded slightly. We stayed that way, arms wrapped around each other, his lips resting on my head gently, until the sound of a car horn woke us from our living daydream.

"Abigail!"

"It's my Grandmother…" I said quietly and looked up at Jeremy.

"I'd better go."

"Okay. I'll see you later."

"Yes."

He leaned down and pecked me on the lips one last time before heading down the street towards his own house. I watched until he turned the corner and then looked over at Grandma and Grandpa.

:-:

"Come here, mija!" Grandmother Sandra exclaimed when Grandfather Richard parked the car along the curb. I ran over and hugged her. She smelled heavily of roses and my nose began to itch.

"Where's your mother?" she asked and smoothed out some folds in my shirt.

"She's inside."

"Still making dinner?"

"I guess."

"She works too slow." Grandmother Sandra tittered as I hugged Grandfather Richard.

"She tries her best, Grandmother." I said quietly, walking up the front steps and opening the door. The aroma of herbs, spices and vegetables filled my nostrils and I heard Grandfather Richard chuckle.

"My daughter, the gourmet cook."

"Where's our little angel?!" Grandmother Sandra outstretched her arms and Mama appeared from the kitchen, wearing a large smile on her face.

"Mama, Papa!" she kissed Grandmother Sandra's hand and hugged Grandfather Richard.

"Where is our other granddaughter?" Grandmother looked towards the stairs and Mama smiled apologetically.

"She is dining with her friends tonight. She is sorry."

"You're not raising that girl right, Elena." Grandmother Sandra sighed and Mama looked over at me as if to say, I told you so.

"I'm going to go upstairs and change." I announced and bounded up the stairs before any of them could object.


:-:

MSN was on when I walked into my room and I sat down at my computer. I changed my status to Away and leaned back in the chair with a large, depressed sigh.


Anna's POV

I dialed Jeremy's cell phone number while typing a message to Coupe.

"Hello?" he answered on the first ring.

"Hey, it's Anna. Where are you?"

"I just turned the corner of your street."

"Sweet, come on back. We need to practice our kissing scene. Tomorrow is the first actual rehearsal with costumes and music. Then it's the professional dress rehearsal, and then we perform for the summer program."

"Oh, okay. So you want me there now?"

"Yeah."

"Okay. I'll be there in one."

"Sweet. Bye."

"Bye."

I tossed my phone onto the bed and returned to MSN.

Chocolate && his smiles (turn me onnnn) says:

Hey, Coupe… you there?

abi; come what may… says:

Yeah. Hi.

Chocolate && his smiles (turn me onnnn) says:

I just wanted to say I'm sorry.

abi; come what may… says:

For what?

Chocolate && his smiles (turn me onnnn) says:

For being completely gay. Tegan left. But before he did he asked me if I would've done the same thing if it had been me in your position…

abi; come what may… says:

What did you say?

Chocolate && his smiles (turn me onnnn) says:

No.

abi; come what may… says:

Ah, I see.

Chocolate && his smiles (turn me onnnn) says:

Yeah. Anyway… I just came on to say that I was sorry. I wouldn't want you going to bed angry with me.

abi; come what may… says:

I wouldn't. lol I just wouldn't sleep.

Chocolate && his smiles (turn me onnnn) says:

lmao Talk to you later.

abi; come what may… says:

Bye.


Abi's POV

I signed off and shut off my computer. I looked over at my desk and saw that Anna's copy of The Sound Of Music was still at my house. I had borrowed it for a quick read, so I wouldn't be lost during the musical theatre presentation. I grabbed it and bolted out of my room.

"Mama, Grandmother Sandra, Grandfather Richard, I'll be right back!" I hollered from the front hallway, "I just have to return something to Anna!"

:-:

I shut the door behind me and bounded down the front steps and across the street. I knocked on the door twice and Isaiah answered.

"The drama queen is upstairs." he rolled his eyes and let me in.

"Thanks." I laughed and started to kick off my shoes when I noticed Jeremy's runners laying there. Instead of taking off my own sneakers, I ran up the stairs and headed to Anna's room. I could hear her voice and walked up to the half-closed door.

"Put your arms around me." I heard her say quietly. I narrowed my eyes when I heard Jeremy's voice reply.

"Like that?"

"Yeah. Now lean down…"

I pushed the door open and peered inside.

"Anna I forgot to return—"

I dropped the book and my throat closed up when I saw Jeremy lean down and kiss Anna.

"Oh my God!" I gasped loudly and both of them turned to me.

"Abi! It's not what you think!" Were the first words to erupt from Jeremy's lips.


Two more chapters to go. :)