Chapter 13

* 1 month later *

     "Well, guys I guess this is good-bye for now." Sylvia said, as she, Julia, and the guys of NSync were standing by the terminal.

     "I guess so. Hope to see you soon." JC said, as he hugged Sylvia and Julia.

     "You guys are coming to our graduation right?" Julia asked.

     The guys smiled. "Of course." They said excitedly. Sylvia and Julia smiled, as they gave each of the guys a hug. Sylvia walked up to Justin. She wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him into a soft gentle kiss.

     "I'll see you later." Sylvia said softly.

     Justin sighed sadly as he looked at her. "I'll miss you." He said hugging her tightly. Sylvia smiled.

     "I'll miss you too." She said, kissing him again. Justin kissed back, not wanting to let go. Sylvia smiled, as she pulled away slowly. "Bye."

     "Bye baby." Justin said softly. Sadly. Sylvia smiled slightly and looked over at Julia and Lance.

     "See you later Lance. Take care sweetie." She said as she gave him a hug, along with a quick kiss on the cheek.

     "You too sweetie." Lance said. Hugging her. Sylvia smiled and turned to Julia.

     "Ready Julz?" She asked, as she picked up her duffel bag, walking up to Justin again. Julia nodded and looked at Lance.

     "Guess I gotta go." She said sadly. She wrapped her arms around his neck not wanting to let go. Lance sighed as he hugged her back. He lifted her chin slowly, kissing her ever so slowly on the lips. He pulled away slowly.

     "I'll miss you."

     "Me too." She said. Lance smiled and kissed her again.

     "I'll see you later." He said. Julia smiled as she grabbed her backpack and walked towards the terminal.

     "Ready Julz?" Sylvia asked. Julia nodded. Sylvia looked back at Justin. "Bye sweetie." She said and kissed him on the lips. She pulled away as both girls started walking to the terminal. "See you guys next summer." Sylvia said. The guys smiled and waved, as Sylvia and Julia disappeared down the long gray hall.

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* 4 months later *

' RINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG '

     Julia sighed as she walked into the crowded halls of Fort Benning High. She walked up to her locker, placing her things inside. It was Friday after school. Finally she could go home and rest.

     "Hey Julz." Sylvia said, as she opened the combination of her locker, right next to Julia's.

     Julia smiled. "Hey Sylvia... How was your day?" She asked, placing her AP Calculus book in her back pack.

     Sylvia sighed frustrated. "Must you ask... It's only been 4 months and I already want the damn year to end!"

     Julia laughed. "Don't worry. We'll be graduating in 5 more months." She smiled, as she sipped up her back pack and locked her locker.

     Sylvia laughed. "Yeah... At least this is our last year..." She placed her AP English 4 book in her backpack. "Hey when are we getting out for Christmas break?" She asked, locking her locker.

     "In 2 weeks why?" Julia said, as they walked into the student parking lot.

     "Nah, just... Justin was telling me that him and the guys wanted to come down and see us for Christmas." She said, as they reached their cars.

     "Really? When are they planning on coming down?"

     "They were thi--"

     "Hey!"

     Sylvia stopped as she turned to see who had interrupted her. She sighed as she saw the cute boy stand in front of her. "Hey Jason." She said, as she placed her backpack inside her car.

     Jason smiled. "Hey Sylvia... Listen, I was wondering... Are you doing anything this weekend?" He asked, as he pulled his backpack higher on his shoulder.

     Sylvia sighed as she looked at him. Jason Williams. The hottest guy in the entire senior class. Most popular. Captain of the Varsity Football and Basketball team. Beautiful ocean blue eyes. Dark brown hair, with blond highlights. And damn, did he have a sexy body. "Sorry Jason, but I have a boyfriend... But thanks anyways, I really appreciate it." She said. She did think he was good looking, but she would never cheat on Justin.

     Jason smiled. "Hey it's cool. Maybe later." He said. "I'll see you later... Bye... Laters Julia." He said as he waved and walked off.

     "Bye." Both girls said. Julia looked over at Sylvia. She smiled. "Good Sylvia." She said.

     Sylvia laughed. "Good Sylvia?"

     "Yeah... You better not go cheating on Justin... Or else I'll kick your ass." She smiled, jokingly.

     Sylvia laughed. "Oh don't worry... You have nothing to fear." Both girls laughed as they stepped into their cars. They started the engine and sped out of the parking lot.

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* 2 and 1/2 weeks later... December 24 *

' DING DONG '

     "I'm coming!!!" Julia yelled as she walked down the stairs.

' DING DONG '

     "I'm coming, I'm coming!" She reached the door and opened it. She stepped outside. No one was outside. "What the?" She said, as she looked around. She shrugged her shoulders and walked back inside the house. She shut door.

     SURPRISE!!!" Julia jumped, as she saw Sylvia, Lance, Justin, JC, Chris, and Joey standing in front of her.

     "Oh my God... You guys scared the shit out of me!" She said, her heart pounding.

     They laughed, as they all set their gifts underneath her Christmas tree. Lance smiled as he walked up to her. "Hey beautiful." He said as he wrapped her in his arms.

     Julia smiled. "Hey." She said, as they both leaned in for a long passionate kiss.

     "Hey hey! None of that mushy stuff in here!" JC said playfully. Lance and Julia laughed as they pulled apart. They all settled in the living room, The fireplace burning, as they all drank eggnog.

     "So girls, how's school?" Joey asked, taking a sip of his eggnog.

     "Pretty good... We can't wait till May." Sylvia said, as Julia nodded in agreement.

     "That's cool."

     "Hey Sylvia, why don't we have them sing us a Christmas song." Julia suggested.

     Sylvia smiled. "Ya know, that's a good idea... How bout it guys?"

     The guys looked at each other and smiled. "Alright." They said as they stood up. Lance sat on a stool next to Julia. Justin sat on the edge of the couch next to Sylvia. JC, Chris, and Joey sat on the coffee table in front of Julia and Sylvia.

     "Ready... 4, 3, 2 , 1...." Lance said, as he started the beat.

"Owwwwwwwww Owwwwwwwww Owwwwwwwww

Ohhhhhhhhh

Crossing the ocean with my window view Thinking of the time I spent with you And I close my eyes I see the family Making out their wish list All dressed up for Christmas On my own for too many years I miss the happiness I miss the tears

When I close my eyes And I'm all alone I think of all the love we shared When I need a friend Or a helping hand I know that you will all be there I've been gone for too many holidays But you can light the fire Cause this year (this year) I'll be home for Christmas Day"

     Lance took Julia's hand within his. He smiled at her, as Julia smiled back. Justin looked at Sylvia, taking her hand in his. He closed his eyes as he sang his next part with JC.

"I see the children playing in the snow Precious memories I used to know When I see the love in the mother's eyes Always there to teach us The real meaning of Christmas On my own for too many years I miss the happiness I miss the tears

When I close my eyes And I'm all alone I think of all the love we shared When I need a friend Or a helping hand I know that you will all be there I've been gone for too many holidays But you can light the fire Cause this year (this year) I'll be home for Christmas It doesn't matter how alone you think you are Something happens to you When you see that shining star"

     Sylvia and Julia looked at eachother. They smiled. They turned back to the guys as they watched them sing their hearts out in front of them.

"When I close my eyes And I'm all alone I think of all the love we shared When I need a friend Or a helping hand I know that you will all be there I've been gone for so many holidays But you can light the fire Cause this year (this year) I'll be home for Christmas"

"When I close my eyes And I'm all alone I think of all the love we shared When I need a friend Or a helping hand I know that you will all be there I've been gone for so many holidays But you can light the fire, I'm sending a wire That this year I'll be home for Christmas Day"

"ooh, ooh, ooh yeah ooh, I'm comin' home ooh, ooh, ooh yeah ooh, I'm comin' home one more time say ooh... ooh, ooh, ooh yeah ooh, I'm comin' home ooh, ooh, ooh yeah ooh, I'm comin' home ooh, ooh, ooh yeah ooh yeah, I'm comin' home"

     Sylvia and Julia clapped as the guys finished the song. "Oh my gosh! I think I'm gonna cry." Sylvia said, as her eyes brimmed with tears. Everyone laughed. Justin smiled as he reached over, embracing her in his strong arms.

     "Merry Christmas." He said, as he kissed her softly on the lips.

     Sylvia smiled. "Merry Christmas." She said as Justin leaned in and kissed her again.

     "Merry Christmas." Lance said.

     Julia smiled. "Merry Christmas." They leaned forward into a small gentle kiss.

     "Merry Christmas!" Everyone said, as they each gave another hugs and kisses. <%=title%>

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