Chapter 29- History


**Later-4:00PM**

All the Girls were at college, except Heather, she went home to see her dad before he left for New Jersey.

Ring Ring Ring Ring!

"Hello this is Jamie, Karen, Maryann, & Latoya's house, Sorry we couldn't get your call so please leave your message, name, and number and we will galdly call you back!" the answering machine said.

"Hello Girls, this is Brian,you're all invited to our going away party on the 30th at 'Da Club House'-and come with some energy! AJ!!! Well, call us back!" Click!

Ring Ring Ring Ring!

The answering machine picked up again and this time it was Cassie. "Maryann call me, it is urgent, I have something very important to tell you! My number is ***-5555, bye" Click...


It was about 5:30 when the girls got home. Latoya wanted to get the backpack off her back as soon as she walked into the house.THUMP! the backpack made that sound when it hit the ground.

"What is in that backpack?" Maryann questioned Latoya.

"Tell you the truth! I don't know?" Latoya said walking to the answering machine.

She pressed the button as Karen & Jamie walked into the house.

"Hello Girls, you're all invited to our going away party on the 30th, -and come with some energy! AJ!!! Well, call us back!" The answering machine played back.

BEEP! "Maryann call me, it's urgent, I have something very important to tell you! My number is ***-5555, bye"

"Mar, call Cassie! And everyone, we are invited to Bsb's going away party"

"Why does Cassie want to talk to me?" Maryann asked.

"I don't know, but I'll replay the message."

Latoya pushed the button again. Bsb's message played again. Right after that Cassie's message replayed. After the message, Maryann said "She sounds distressed, I better call her back asap! Jamie throw me the cordless!"

"Sure!" Jamie said tossing the phone to her.

"Thanks!"


**2 Days Later**

"You know! I don't want to go to the goodbye party!" Karen said whining.

"But you have to!" Maryann whined back.

"I DON'T WANT TO!" Karen whined even louder.

Heather got so mad of hearing them bickering she suddenly screamed out "SHUTUP!".

That sudden outburst shut them all up. "Good, and Karen you are going to that party and you are going to forgive Brian!" Heather demanded.

"I'm not getting controlled by a 18-year old! And I don't have to go to the party, I am an adult" Karen retorted.

"You sure don't act like it" Heather murmured as she walked to the livingroom.

Karen just rolled her eyes and went up to her room.


**Later on that Night**

All the girls were dressed for the party except for Karen.

"Karen! Get dressed for the party, and if you don't go i won't go!" Jamie complained

"No! Go, you have to go to the party! I can't go to the party!" Karen whined.

"Why? Why can't you go the party? I want to know?" Latoya said joining into the conversation.

"I just can't!"

"Why? I know why! Her and Brian almost had sex on her birthday and she has been avoiding him since" Heather finally admitted.

"Really?" Latoya said turning her head to Heather.

"Yes, really and ever since that she has been a BITCH, I just want my friend back! The happy-go-lucky Karen!" Heather said as she started to cry.

"I'm sorry i was such a bitch! You're right, i should go to the party! Pass me my dress, it is in my closet, it is the..........


**At "Da Club House"**

Maryann was sporting a silver halter top and white capris.

Latoya was wearing a slick white dress. The length of the dress she was wearing was to her knees.

Jamie was wearing a navy blue short-sleeved cardigan sytle shirt with a short denim skirt. Aj made a whistling sound when she walked in the club.

Heather was wearing a nice red shirt with a heart made out of white sequins(**Kn:i have no idea how to spell that word**)and a simple pair of white slacks.

Karen was the most stunning of all. She was actually wearing a dress! As a child she had been called a tomboy,and now she was proving to the world that she is not a tomboy. She was wearing a long black dress with 9-10 butterfly decours. The dress is going was down to her ankles.

All the boys were standing together with their relatives when the girls walked in. Brian said "Wow!". Nick and Kevin gave him a weird look as he said that. You could tell his eyes were fixed somewhere. To be exact his eyes were fixed on Karen. When Karen walked into the club, it brought back bad memories. Latoya on the other hand, was floating on cloud #9,this is were she first met Mark. Maryann reluctantly walked over to Nick at a table. "I might as well try to make up." she thought.

"Hey Nick, how's it going?" she asked, sitting on a chair next to him.

"Terrible without you" he said not realising what he had just said,"I am so,so sorry about the fight. And I'm espically sorry about what I said to you. Your right, I don't own you and I shouldn't be telling you what to do. Can you please find it in your heart to forgive me?" he pleaded.

"I forgive you Nick. It's just that I don't like being bossed around. Ever since Stevin and I were going out, he was always overprotective of me and I guess I'm just fed up with it."

"So we're cool?" Nick asked taking her hand.

"Yeah, we're cool."

"C'mon let's dance" Nick said while getting up with her. They were dancing to Jennifer Lopez's "Waiting for Tonight." As they were dancing, Nick noticed a bruise forming on Maryann's shoulder and a slight one on her arm. "Where did you get those bruises from?" he asked.

Maryann suddenly became uncomfortable, "Ummm...ummm, I ran into the door?" she lied. She knew Nick wasn't buying it. If there was one thing she couldn't do, It was telling a lie.

"Who did that to you?" Nick asked more firmly.

"Nobody. Look let's just talk about something else ok?" Maryann looked over to where Nick's brother, Aaron, was."I see that's your brother over there, why don't we go talk to him?"

"Alright" Nick sighed as he walked over to where Aaron was. He knew that somebody gave Maryann that bruise and wanted to find out but he didn't want to risk getting in another fight with her so he let it go. He was gonna ask her later.


**Meanwhile**

Karen was walking all around the club trying to get away from Brian who was following her. She tried to strike up a conversation with anyone she found so that she wouldn't have to be alone with Brian. Heather was dancing with Howie since Cassie was dancing with Kevin. She saw what Karen was doing and an idea popped into her head. "Wait here Howie, I'm gonna talk to Kar."

"Alright" he said as he watched her walking to Karen from behind. "Damn I wish I could be with her. Howie thought.

"Hey Karen!" Heather yelled over the loud music, "Come here!"

Karen came over to her. "What is it Heather?" she asked.

Heather quickly took Karen's arm, dragged her to the door of the Mens' bathroom ,opened it, and pushed her in there quickly shutting the door and holding it so it wouldn't open. She heard Karen yelling:"Heather get me out of here!"

Heather then called Brian over to her. As he was coming, she took a drink from a waiter. When Brian reached her he asked where Karen was. "Oh I don't know" she said starting to dance to the music and "accidentaly" bumped into him and the drink spilled onto his shirt.

"Oh my gosh Brian I'm so sorry!" she said, trying to sound as sorry as possible.

"Oh, it's ok" Brian said trying to find something to wipe his shirt with.

"Why don't you go to the bathroom and clean that off?" Heather said.

"Ok" he said as he opened the door to the Mens' room. Heather quickly pushed him in, shut the door, and took a chair to block the door from opening.

**In the Mens' room**

Karen was leaning against the wall when she saw Brian get pushed into the bathroom. "What are you doing here?" she asked bitterly.

"What am I doing here? What are you doing here? This is the freaking Mens' room!" Brian yelled.

"Heather pushed me in here and locked me in."

"The door's not locked."

"Yes it is!"

"No it's not!"

"Fine I'll prove it to you" Karen yelled while grabbing his hand and walking over to the door."Try it."

Brian tried to open the door but like Karen said, it was locked.

"Told you" Karen retorted.

"Well you guys are are gonna stay in here until you work things out! Have fun!" Heather yelled through the door. They could faintly hear footsteps walking away over the loud music. They both looked at eachother and looked back at the door.

"HEATHER!!!!" they yelled.


**1 hour later**

By now Karen was getting paranoid.

"What is wrong with you, you should know that Heather is not going to let us out til we talk" Brian said pacing from the end of the bathroom to the other end.

"Ok, whatever you say, YOU only know Heather for a month and you know her! HAH!I knew Heather since she was 5! Now she is 18, who knows her better, you or me?" Karen screamed.

"Well, sorry! I was trying to start a conversation." He retorted. The bathroom was quiet til Karen said "I'm sorry, about yelling at you, I'm just tired and I want to get the hell out of here!"

"It's ok" Brian said scooting next to her.

Karen quickly moved away.

"So how was you're childhood?" Brian broke the silence again.

"Let a living hell...Why do you care?" Karen asked

"I was curious, go on!" Brian said looking at her.

"Ok, I was born on August 13th 1978, and then my parents divorced. I moved up to where I used to live. Before I was born my mom got a beagle mutt dog named Bootsie,Oh my bootsie" Karen said as tears started to form. "Well, life had it's ups and downs, My family had almost gone into poverty and some other junk, so me and my brothers went out and got jobs, That just barely kept us afloat. I finished high school, but before that my dog bootsie has to be put asleep. She had malignant tumors in her mouth(which was cancerous). She was 17. My life went down hill from there. My mom tried to make me happy by letting me get a hampster, but it didn't help. Then I moved to my apartment and then i called z100 and won 2 tickets to see you all and i took maryann w/ me to the concert and you know the rest!" Karen explained.

"Remind me never to ask you about your childhood again" Brian joked.

They both laughed. And the rest is HISTORY.

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