Chapter 18-SURPRISE!!

**2:00pm-In the plane**


"Hawaii? Oh my god guys we took the wrong plane!" Karen shrieked.

**At Jamie's House, Florida**

Jamie just got back from the airport. Her friends were 2 and a half hours late and the plane hadn't arrived yet. She was pacing around the room when the phone rang and the doorbell rang and the same time. On her way to the door she picked up the cordless phone and answered it. "Hello?"

"Jamie, it's Maryann, we took the wrong plane and ended up in Hawaii."

"Hawaii!!" Jamie shrieked as she opened the door. Standing before her were Kevin, AJ, Brian, Howie and Nick with flowers, teddy bears, and candy.

"What are you guys doing here?" Jamie asked the boys shocked.

"Jamie, who are you talking to?" Maryann asked.

"We came to surprise you guys with these. Where are the rest of the girls?" AJ asked.

"They're in Hawaii" Jamie said still shocked.


**In Hawaii**

"Jamie, I hear some voices in the background, who's there?" Maryann asked.

"Oh, that's the TV" Jamie lied as she ushered the boys in.

"Ok, anyways, we're gonna get on a plane to go to Florida ok?"

"Alright, what time are you gonna be here?"

"Maybe around 6pm"

"Ok I'll see ya, bye" Jamie said.

"Bye" Maryann responded.

**6pm-West Palm Beach, Jamie's House**

"Boys, I have to go pick up the girls, I'll be right back. Help yourselves to anything" Jamie said as she left for the airport.

"So, what do we do now?" Howie asked.

"I don't know, let's just chill for a while, or we could get something to eat?"AJ suggested.

"Ok," they all agreed as they went to raid the fridge.

10 minutes later

The boys were now downstairs in the den watching TV as Jamie came back with Karen, Latoya, and Maryann. The girls went upstairs to pick their rooms and went back downstairs to the living room to talk.

"It's been so long," Jamie said,"Now we get to go to college together in 2 weeks."

"I know, I'm so excited" Latoya said.

"Me too," Karen said, "I wanna go explore the house, can you come with me Mair?"

"Ok" she said,"You wanna come Toya?"

"No thanks, I'm real jet-lagged so I'm just gonna sleep."

"I'm gonna sleep too" Jamie said as Karen and Maryann went to explore.

Meanwhile, In the den

"I wonder if Jamie's home yet cause I have to go to the Bathroom and I don't know where it is" Nick said.

"I don't know, I'll go check" Brian said while getting up to leave with Nick.

Brian and Nick went upstairs and saw Jamie and Latoya on the couches asleep but didn't want to wake them so they went upstairs. Nick found the bathroom, did his "stuff", and went out.

Karen and Maryann decided to split up and Karen went downstairs while Maryann stayed upstairs. It was dark in the hallway and she couldn't see very well.

Nick was also in the same hallway as Maryann was and he couldn't see very well too so he felt around for a light switch only to put his hands on a arm and hear a scream.

**At the same time-In the Kitchen**

Karen was in the kitchen looking around but didn't realize that Brian had just entered the kitchen as well. Brian saw Karen and decided to scare her. He tiptoed over to her but lost his balance and fell flat on his face with a big THUMP!!

Karen heard the noise as she turned around, saw Brian, and screamed.

(MN: Just to let you know, me and Karen scream at the same time.)

Everybody else in the house heard the screams and ran to the living room where Jamie and Latoya were now awake. "What was that?" Latoya asked puzzled.

Kevin, Howie, AJ, Jamie, and Latoya saw Maryann run down the stairs frightened. "This house is haunted! Somebody's up there. It touched my arm and-" she stopped when she saw the boys there,"What are you guys doing here?"

Just then Karen ran into the room with Brian 2 seconds behind her. "Look what I found in the kitchen!" she yelled pointing to Brian. She also saw the rest of the boys. "What are you guys doing here?"

Nick ran down the stairs to see everybody in the living room looking at him. "There's somebody upstairs! I was feeling around for a light switch and I touched someone and-" he stopped when he saw Maryann with a frightened expression on her face. He realized he touched Maryann. "Oh Maryann, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to scare you. I thought....", his voice trailed off as he saw Maryann go back upstairs.

"I'm going to my room" she said and left.

"Oh no, I messed up again" Nick whined and went upstairs to find her.

"Jamie, what are the boys doing here?" Karen demanded.

"Well," she said sheepishly,"I didn't invite them over. They came to bring those for us and ask for our forgiveness. I already forgave them." She said as she pointed to the pile of teddy bears, flowers, and candy by the door.

"I'm sorry for scaring you Karen" Brian said.

"This is all too much for me, I'm going outside" she said and went out the door.

"Great, she's even more mad than before" Brian whined.


Nick ran upstairs and looked around only to find a door with a sign: MAIR'S ROOM-DO NOT ENTER...NICK!!!

He opened the door and found Maryann sleeping. "Aww, she looks so peaceful" he thought,"Too bad I have to wake her up." Nick shook her gently and she woke up. Her eyes focused on Nick. "What are you doing here? Didn't you read the sign?" Maryann said pointing to the door.

"Look, I just wanted to apologize for everything" Nick said brushing his hand against her cheek. He wanted to kiss her right then but he didn't want to make things more confusing than they already were.

"I know you're sorry I just wanted to know why you guys did it?" Maryann said.

"Because,'s...well....we just did something really stupid and.....I'm sorry. Will you ever find it in your heart to forgive me?"

"Well, I guess so, you're lucky I'm a very forgiving person. I forgive you" she said giving him a hug and a kiss on the cheek.

** At the same time-Downstairs**

The boys apoligized to Latoya and she forgave them. Brian, on the other hand, wanted to use the direct approach to Karen. He went outside and saw Karen sitting on a chair on the porch and went over to her.

"Hey" Brian said quietly.

"Hey" she responded quietly.

"Look, I'm sorry for what happened at the hotel. And for scaring you too" he added.

"So..what's up?" Karen said not wanting to start talking about the "incident".

"Nothing" Brian said.

Karen was just about to leave when Brian grabbed her arm. "Look, I don't really wanna talk to you" she said coldly.(MN:Ouch!)

"Look, I'm extremely sorry, but I wanted to find out how you really felt about me." Brian said.

"How would you know that I even had feelings for you? But that's besides the point now. I have to get on with my life, so leave me alone." Karen said.

He didn't respond to what Karen had said. He let go of her arm and let her walk away. As she walked away, she ran up to her room and cried herself to sleep."Why do I have to be so cold-hearted?" she thought.

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