Title: Happy Anniversary
Summary: Sam and Brooke are together.
Disclaimer: Popular does not belong to me. I own nothing
Sam was on her laptop writing an article when she heard a knock on the door. “Come in.”
Brooke walked in with a smile and gave her girlfriend a kiss on the cheek. “Wanna go out today?”
“Sorry babe, I’ve got to finish this article,” Sam sighed.
“Come on, Sam. We haven’t done anything together in awhile,” Brooke whined.
“Tomorrow, I promise,” Sam turned to Brooke. “Don’t be mad.”
“I’m not,” Brooke said dully as she began to leave. Sam grabbed her by the hand and got up. She gave Brooke a small kiss and a hug. “I love you.”
“I love you too,” Brooke smiled and left.
When Brooke shut the door Sam went back to her article.
Brooke went into the kitchen where Jane was. “Hey.”
“Hey,” Jane greeted. “What’s wrong? You look a little down.”
“Sam’s too busy to spend anytime with me,” Brooke replied. “Stupid school paper.”
Jane gave Brooke a sympathetic smile. “Maybe you should talk to her about how you feel.”
“Yeah, I guess I should,” Brooke said, “but we’ll just end up fighting.”
Mac started crying before Jane could reply. “I should go check on her. Talk to Sam.”
Brooke nodded and went back upstairs to Sam’s room. This time she didn’t knock. “We need to talk.”
“Brooke, I’m busy,” Sam rolled her eyes.
“You’re always busy!” Brooke yelled.
This caused Sam to jump a bit. She wasn’t expecting to be yelled at. She saved what she was writing and shut her laptop. “You have cheerleading and I have the school paper. I don’t see you blowing off cheerleading practice to spend time with me.”
“What are you trying to say?” Brooke asked.
“That you should understand how busy and stressful things get,” Sam said.
“Whatever, write your damn article,” Brooke snapped.
“I’ll do just that,” Sam sat back down and opened her laptop.
Brooke stormed out of Sam’s room and went to hers.
The next day Sam and Brooke didn’t say a word to each other. Mike and Jane watched them glare at each other during breakfast and listened to them argue over everything. When the two teens finally reached school they complained to their separate groups during lunch.
“Brookie, I told you Spam was nothing but trouble when you two hooked up,” Nicole said. “She thinks of no one but herself.”
“Ah think we should have a little girl’s night in at my place,” Mary Cherry smiled. “Then we can go back to your house and torture Samantha McPherson.”
“Uh, torture?” Brooke shook her head. “That won’t be necessary, but the girl’s night in sounds great.”
“Then tonight we will pick you up,” Nicole said.
“She doesn’t understand that I have responsibilities too,” Sam said angrily. “I can’t give her all my time.”
“Sam, she just wants to spend a little time with the one she loves,” Carmen said.
“Sam, you totally suck at relationships,” Harrison said sticking a French fry into his mouth.
“And you don’t?” Sam asked.
“Well…. We’re not talking about me right now,” Harrison said.
“Maybe, you should apologize,” Lily suggested.
“I have nothing to apologize for!” Sam said.
“Of course you don’t,” Carmen said. “But you should say you’re sorry just so you guys can make up.”
“Yeah Sam, do you really want to fight with Brooke over this?” Lily asked.
“No,” Sam sighed. “I guess I’ll go talk to her. I’ll be right back.”
Sam got up and went over to where Brooke, Nicole, Mary Cherry, Sugar daddy, Popita, and Josh were seated.
“What do you want Spam?” Nicole all but growled.
“Nothing from you Satan,” Sam shot back. “Brooke, can we talk?”
“Brooke does not want to talk to a self-fish bitch like you,” Nicole said getting up. “Now go back to your reject table.”
“Self-fish bitch?” Sam repeated. “I’m pretty sure you just described yourself.”
“Guys,” Brooke said getting up. “Can you please not do this?”
Carmen, Lily, and Harrison decided to go over to them just incase all hell broke loose.
“Alright Brookie, I’ll leave Mcbitch alone. I wouldn‘t want to be responsible for breaking her self esteem or anything,” Nicole said. “Well, actually I would.”
“Shove it Satan. Don’t you have something better to do? Like getting plastic surgery or botox? Sam retorted.
“I am all natural you little-,” Nicole tried to attack Sam but Sugar Daddy held her back.
Harrison dragged Sam out of the cafeteria before anything else could be said. Lily and Carmen followed. Brooke, Nicole, and Mary Cherry went to the Novak.
“Nicole, why must you fight with Sam?” Brooke asked. “She’s my girlfriend. Can’t you at least try and get along with her?”
“She’s just so…. Blah,” Nicole said for the lack of a better word. “And her fashion sense is awful. You could do so much better.”
“But Nic, you can’t fight love and Brookie here is very much in love with that little she devil,” Mary Cherry said.
“Thanks Mary Cherry,” Brooke smiled.
Nicole just rolled her eyes.
“Sam, I told you to apologize. Not try and start world war three,” Lily lectured. “You need to learn to be civil.”
Sam rolled her eyes. “You try talking to Nicole and being civil.”
“She’s got a point there,” Carmen said.
The end of lunch bell rang and students started pouring out into the hallway.
“Let’s head to class guys,” Harrison said.
Mike and Jane were out and Sam was baby-sitting Mac for them, but since her little sister was sleeping she watched TV. Brooke came downstairs in tight blue jeans and a white top.
“Where are you going?” Sam asked taking her attention away from the TV.
“Friday night out with Nicole and Mary Cherry,” Brooke replied. Deciding to make Sam jealous she added, “We’re going to a club.”
“Oh,” Sam sad sadly.
Brooke saw this and went over to her. “What?”
“Nothing,” Sam said turning back to the TV.
“Sam, tell me what’s wrong,” Brooke sat down next to her.
“You’re gonna go out and find someone else since I’m a horrible girlfriend,” Sam whispered.
“There’s no one else. Only you,” Brooke replied. “And you’re not a horrible girlfriend. I just like attention from you and get mad when I don‘t get it. That’s all. I’m sorry.”
“I’m sorry too,” Sam and Brooke began to kiss until the blonde was on top of Sam.
“Maybe I should cancel my plans,” Brooke began to suck on Sam’s neck. “I’m only going to Mary Cherry’s house.”
“No,” Sam panted. “Go out and have fun. Lily and Carmen are coming over to hang out. Wait a minute… you said you were going to a club.”
“I lied,” Brooke smiled. The doorbell rang and Brooke sighed. “That’s my ride. We’ll finish this later.”
Sam smiled and got up with Brooke. Brooke opened the door and saw her two friends and Sam‘s two friends staring daggers at each other.
Sam pulled her friends into the house away from her enemies.
“I see you two made up,” Nicole said pointing to Sam’s neck.
Sam put a hand over her neck where Nic was pointing.
“Sorry Sam,” Brooke said giving her one last kiss before leaving.
Carmen and Lily were playing with Mackenzie who had woken up several minutes after Brooke left.
“So, what do you guys want to do?” Lily asked.
“I have no idea,” Carmen said.
“I can get Brooke’s “Clueless” movie and we can make fun of the people in it,” Sam recommended.
“That’s always fun,” Lily agreed putting Mac back into her play pen.
“Let’s play truth or dare,” Nicole said while taking a sip of her wine cooler.
“Alright,” Brooke said. “I’ll go first. Nicole, truth or dare?”
“Truth,” Nicole responded.
“Do you really hate me being with Sam?” Brooke asked.
“No, not really. I’ve never seen you happy with anyone you’ve ever dated. Not even Josh,” Nicole said. “I think she’s good for you. Don’t tell her I said that! I still don’t like her.”
Brooke smiled and gave Nicole a hug. “Thanks.”
“My turn,” Nicole smiled evilly. “Brooke, truth or dare?”
“Truth,” Brooke replied.
“Have you and Spam slept together?” Nicole asked.
“Nicole, that’s a personal question!” Brooke said shocked.
“You told me about that time with Josh,” Nicole said.
“That was different,” Brooke said. “And besides, Sam will kill me if I tell you guys about our personal lives.”
“So, there’s something to tell?” Nicole asked.
Brooke groaned in defeat. “Yes, we’ve slept together.”
“Is she as horrible as I think?” Nicole asked.
“Nic!” Brooke yelled. “That’s personal AND you’ve already asked your one question!”
“Truth or dare, Brooke?” Mary Cherry asked.
“Dare,” Brooke said cautiously.
“I dare you to tell us if Sam is good in bed,” Mary Cherry demanded.
“I hate this game,” Brooke declared.
“You have to answer the question,” Mary Cherry said.
“I‘m not gonna answer that stupid question,” Brooke crossed her arms over her chest.
“Sam can’t be that bad,” Nicole laughed.
“She‘s not. She‘s fantastic,” Brooke put her hand over her mouth realizing what she had said. “Ugh, you guys are evil.”
Sam, Lily, and Carmen had gotten bored of making fun of the airheads on “Clueless” and decided to play go fish. They heard the front door open and saw the three popular blondes walk into the kitchen.
“Hey,” Brooke said giving Sam a kiss.
“Hey yourself,” Sam replied. “Did you have fun?”
“Yeah,” Brooke said.
“We played truth or dare,” Mary Cherry said. “We found out some interesting things Sammy.”
Sam dropped her cards on the table and turned to Mary Cherry. “What kind of interesting things?”
Brooke bit her lower lip and changed the subject. “How’s Mac? Is she sleeping?”
“She’s okay,” Lily said.
“She woke up off and on,” Carmen added.
“She’s upstairs in her crib now,” Sam answered.
“Well, sorry we can’t stay but we have better things to do,” Nicole said to Sam and her friends. “Bye Brooke. I’ll call you tomorrow.”
“We should be going too,” Carmen and Lily said.
“Okay,” Sam said getting up. “Brooke, do you want to come along for the ride?”
“What about Mac?” Brooke pointed out.
“Oh yeah,” Sam said.
“I’ll stay,” Brooke said. “Be careful out there.”
Brooke was flipping through a magazine waiting for Sam to return when she heard a knock on the door. “Come in.”
Brooke’s dad walked in. “Have you and Sam made up yet?”
“Yeah,” Brooke smiled. “You came in here to ask me that?”
“No, I just wanted to say goodnight and that you two will have the place to yourselves for 2 days while Jane and Mac are on a business trip with me. You girls know the rules.” Mike said sternly.
“We’ll be on our best behavior,” Brooke said.
Mike smiled. “Goodnight Princess.”
“Goodnight,” Brooke replied.
Several minutes later Brooke heard the shower turn on. When did she get here? Brooke thought to herself. At least she’s taking a shower it will give me time to think of what to tell her about what I told Nicole and Mary Cherry.
Sam had just finished her shower and was no putting her hair into a ponytail. She turned to face the door to Brooke’s room and knocked. “Yeah?” Came the response. She entered and saw her blonde beauty staring at a magazine but not reading it.
She laid down on the right side of the bed next to Brooke. She intertwined her fingers and placed them on her stomach. “Soooo, what’d ya tell Satan and MC about me that was so interesting?”
Brooke turned over on her side to face Sam. She used her right arm to keep her head up and placed her left hand under Sam’s shirt. Sam moved her hands to either side of her and sighed contentedly. Brooke placed lazy circles around Sam’s abdomen and began to speak. “Nicole suggested we play truth or dare… and she asked if we had ever slept together.”
Sam eyes widened and before she could say anything Brooke began to talk again.
“I told her that it was personal and that you would kill me if I told you about our personal lives and she was like “So there is something to tell?” So I told her we have slept together and then she asked if you were any good.” Brooke watched for Sam’s reaction before she continued. “I told her that that was personal and she had already asked me her question. Then Mary Cherry told me to choose truth or dare so I chose dare thinking I would be safe.”
“But,” Sam interjected.
“But she dared me to tell them if you were any good in bed. I told them I wasn’t going to answer anymore questions but Nicole was like “She can’t be that bad.” And I slipped up and said you were fantastic. I’m so sorry Sam. I know you like to keep these things personal-.”
“Fantastic?” Sam raised an eyebrow. “Really?”
“Yeah,” Brooke smiled. “So, you’re not mad?”
“Oh I am,” Sam said nonchalantly. “But I think you can make it up to me.” Sam brought her lips up to meet Brooke’s.
Sam woke up and quietly got out of Brooke’s bed. She put her blue boxers and gray t-shirt on and headed to the kitchen. She looked at the time on the microwave. “Eh, three am.” Sam grabbed herself a nutrients bar and headed to her room. She opened her laptop and checked her e-mail. She replied to some of them and then surfed the web for a bit. She glanced over at her calendar hanging on the wall in front of her. She smiled. Four more days until me and Brooke’s three month anniversary. I need to start making plans and buy her a gift. Damn procrastination. Sam decided she should get some sleep. She had a long day ahead of her.
Brooke felt around for her girlfriend with her eyes still closed. When she noticed the vacant area she woke up. “Hm, must’ve gone back into her room.” Brooke whispered to herself. Brooke grabbed her pillow and cuddled up to it and fell asleep.
Lily, Carmen, and Harrison were walking around the mall with Sam, searching for the right anniversary present for Brooke.
“So, where’s Brooke shopping for your present?” Harrison asked.
“Eh, she’s already gotten mine like two weeks ago,” Sam said.
“What’d she get you?” Lily asked.
“I haven’t found it yet,” Sam replied.
“How’s it gonna be a surprise if you’re looking for it? It defeats the whole purpose of an anniversary,” Harrison stated.
“An anniversary isn’t about the gifts, Harrison,” Carmen corrected. “It’s about how long they’ve been together, the memories they’ve shared, and-”
“Blah, blah, blah,” Harrison cut in.
Carmen slapped Harrison upside his head.
“I hate the mall,” Sam rolled her eyes.
“Oh look, over there,” Lily pointed to a jewelry shop.
The group walked over to the little shop and looked around.
“How about a heart necklace to put your picture in?” Harrison said throwing an arm over Sam’s shoulder. “She’ll dig it.”
“That is so cliché,” Lily said putting down Harrison’s suggestion.
Harrison shrugged and went back to looking around.
“I was kinda thinking of getting a ring or a ban with something engraved on it,” Sam stuck her tongue into the right side of her cheek. It was a habit she wasn’t always aware that she did.
“That’s cool,” Harrison commented.
“Awww, that’s so sweet. Are you gonna put something heart felt on it?” Carmen squealed.
Sam nodded as she saw the ring that would be perfect for Brooke. It was silver with a dark blue diamond on it. The diamond wasn’t huge or anything. It looked flat, but beautiful. Sam gestured for the woman at the cash register at the other end of the shop. “Can I see that ring right there?”
The woman took out the ring and handed it to Sam.
“That’s beautiful. Is it the right size?” Lily asked.
“Uhhhh, yeah? Sam said not totally sure.
“It looks like the right size,” Sam said.” How much is it?”
“Five hundred dollars,” The woman replied.
Sam’s face nearly dropped. “I don’t have that much money. How much more is it if I wanted something engraved in it?”
“It’s on sale for one week and engravings are free till the sale’s off,” the woman replied.
“Can you hold it for me until I can get the money?” Sam asked pleadingly.
“I can hold it for three days, but that’s it,” the woman said.
“Thank you!” Sam said. Sam and the others left the shop. “Ugh, where am I gonna get five hundred dollars?”
“Well, we can add what you have now and we can all chip in,” Lily said.
“No, I don’t want you guys to have to help me,” Sam sighed.
“It’s no problem Sam,” Harrison said. “We’ll be glad to help.”
“yeah,” Carmen agreed.
“Thanks guys,” Sam smiled slightly, “but I still don’t want your money,”
“How much money do you have now?” Carmen asked.
“Two hundred dollars,” Sam responded.
“That’s good,” Lily said. “You just need three hundred more.”
“Try your mom and Mike,” Harrison suggested.
“And if that doesn’t work you can always do a car wash or something,” Carmen suggested.
“A car wash is nothing but woman prancing around in their bikinis,” Lily scoffed. “It’s pathetic.”
“You’ve got her riled up now Carmen,” Sam said.
“Sorry,” Carmen said.
“Mom!” Sam said walking into her house.
“In the kitchen,” Jane yelled back.
“I need help,” Sam said sitting down on the stool next to the counter.
“How much?” Mike said walking into the kitchen.
“Three hundred dollars,” Sam said.
“Ha,” Jane laughed.
“two hundred?” Sam tried again.
“Lower,” Mike said.
“one hundred?” Sam asked,
“How about fifty?” Jane said.
“I’ll take what I can get right about now,” Sam said. “Thanks guys.”
“What’s it for anyway?” Mike asked handing Sam the money.
“Anniversary gift for Brooke,” Sam replied.
“I heard my name,” Brooke said walking into the kitchen.
“No you didn’t,” Sam said quickly. “You heard cook. Brooke. Cook. They’re confusing.”
Brooke looked at Sam weirdly. “Riiight.”
Mike and Jane left the kitchen leaving the two girls alone.
“I missed you this morning,” Brooke said getting a glass of water.
“I didn’t want to get caught in your room,” Sam said.
“I figured as much,” Brooke said. “So what‘s on our agenda for today?”
Sam gave Brooke an apologetic look. “I totally forgot we were suppose to hang. I was busy with something else.”
“Jeez, Sam, do I mean anything to you?” Brooke asked.
“Of course you do,” Sam got off the stool. “On Wednesday we can totally hang out.”
“Wednesday?” Brooke said vehemently. “Are you sure you’ve got time for me than? Do you even know that day is our anniversary?”
“Of course I know,” Sam said hurt. “How could I forget?”
“I’m going to the gym,” Brooke said flatly.
Sam watched her leave and dropped her head back. “Why me?”
It was a Monday and Sam had made a hundred dollars by mowing lawns and baby-sitting. She was sitting beside Brooke in Biology. Brooke had no choice; she had to sit next to Sam. They were lab partners.
“Brooke, talk to me please?” Sam whispered.
Brooke continued to take notes while ignoring Sam. Sam dropped her shoulders and wrote “I love you” on a clean sheet of paper and slid it over to Brooke. Brooke wrote a comment on it and shoved it back towards Sam. You’ve got a nice way of showing it. Sam read the words in her head. Sam crumpled the paper.
“McPherson, must you make that noise while I’m talking?” Bio Glass asked.
“No, Ms. Glass, sir,” Sam replied. “Sorry.”
Bio Glass went back to its lecture while Sam thought up another way to earn the money she needed for Brooke’s gift.
“I think it’s time you find yourself a new boyfriend or girlfriend,” Nicole said while reapplying her make-up in the Novak.
“Weren’t you the same one who said we make a good couple?” Brooke asked.
“Well, she’s horrible at dating.” Nicole said.
“Doesn’t mean I should go and dump her,” Brooke said. “She’s been stressed a lot lately and-”
“I thought you were mad at her,” Nicole said.
“I am,” Brooke confirmed.
“Then trash talk her,” Nicole said closing her compact. “Don’t stand up for her.”
“You’re right,” Brooke nodded. “Sam is a horrible girlfriend….but I love her to death.”
“You’re hopeless,” Nicole said.
Mary Cherry walked in to the Novak and saw her two best friends. “Hey you two. What are y’all talkin’ ‘bout?”
“Spam blew off another date with Brooke,” Nicole answered.
“Another one?” Mary Cherry said. “I was watching Oprah the other day and the topic was cheating spouses. The man canceled dates, said he was places he wasn’t, and was keeping secrets. Is your other half doing any of that?”
“She’s only canceled dates,” Brooke said. “Oh God, do you think she’s cheating on me?”
“Calm down, Brookie,” Nicole said. “We’ll do some investigating and figure this out okay?”
Brooke only nodded mutely.
“A hundred and fifty more dollars,” Sam said. “I have one more day to come up with that.”
“Let us chip in,” Lily said. “You can pay us back.”
“No, you guys helped me pay for her birthday present,” Sam said. “I can do this. Thanks though.”
A girl who overheard Sam talking decided Sam could use some help. She had Long, black hair that went down a little pass her shoulders and her eyes were green. She was wearing baggy black pants and a white shirt with a black, long sleeve fish net shirt over it “Excuse me, I’m Delia. I overheard you needed money. Well, my mom is looking for an extra person to help paint our basement since my boyfriend got sick. She’s willing to pay a hundred dollars an hour. If you want to help I can give you my address and you can come over right after school.”
“Are you serious?” Sam said happily. “I’d love to. Thank you so much.”
“No problem,” Delia smiled. She grabbed a napkin from Sam’s food tray and scribbled down her address and home number. She handed it over to Sam. Brooke and her flock had entered the cafeteria several seconds before Delia started talking to Sam, and had witnessed their interaction.
“Who is that girl?” Brooke asked succumbing to her jealous feelings. “What is she saying?”
“I can’t lip read Brooke,” Nicole answered.
“That’s Delia,” Popita walked up to her friends. “She transferred here a month ago. She writes poems and stuff. She‘s in the drama club.”
“How do you know all that?” MC asked.
“Girl, I know everything. I’m Popita,” Popita replied.
“Well, that fish net wearing bitch is flirting with my girlfriend,” Brooke angrily.
“Brooke, honey,” Nicole said. “What makes you think she’s flirting with her?”
“She just handed her a napkin,” Brooke stated. “Of course it has her number on it. I should go over there.”
“No, don’t do that,” Nicole said. “It’ll ruin everything. We’ll just follow Spam after school and see what she’s up to.”
Nicole, Mary Cherry, and Brooke were in Nicole’s car outside of Delia’s house unseen by Sam. Sam had left school and driven straight here. Sam rang the doorbell and waited for someone to answer. A couple of seconds later Delia appeared at the door with a smile.
“Ugh, I wish I knew what they were saying,” Brooke exclaimed.
“Actions tell us everything,” Nicole said. “Just watch.”
“You made it,” Delia said. “Come on in.” She stepped aside so Sam could walk in.
“Nice place,” Sam said looking around.
“Thanks,” Delia said.
“So, where’s this basement of yours?” Sam asked.
“Follow me,” Delia said shutting her front door.
“What now?” Brooke asked warily.
“Call her on her cell,” Nicole suggested.
Brooke quickly pulled out her cell phone and called Sam.
“Hello?” Sam answered.
“Hey honey, where are you?” Brooke asked.
“I offered to help a new friend paint her basement,” Sam answered honestly.
“Oh,” Brooke replied. “Well, I’m bored. Maybe I could come over and help.”
“No!” Sam said a little too fast. “I mean, it’s a lot of work and you’ll get all dirty and your nails will like break and stuff. You should just stay there. Bye babe, love ya.”
Brooke closed her phone and dropped it into her purse.
“Well?” Mary Cherry urged.
“She is so cheating on me.” Tears started to form in Brooke’s eyes. “I don’t believe this.”
Nicole hugged Brooke the best she could from the driver’s seat. “Don’t worry honey. We’ll be there for you when you dump Spam. It’ll make things easier.”
The Palace. 8:00pm….
Sam walked into her house and heard Brooke crying in the living room. She quickly went to her. “Brooke, what’s wrong?” Sam knelt down in front of Brooke and placed a hand on her shoulder. Brooke pushed Sam’s hand away violently.
“Get away from Brookie, you cheating whore,” Nicole said.
“What?” Sam looked at Nicole with confusion
“Don’t act all innocent. We saw you with Delia today,” Mary Cherry said.
“I can’t believe you’re cheating on me,” Brooke cried.
“I‘m not!” Sam yelled.
“Oh yeah, that’s right,” Brooke said. “You were helping her “paint her house.”
“I was,” Sam said.
“I thought you loved me,” Brooke broke into another fit of tears.
“I do,” Sam tried to hug Brooke but was stopped by Nicole.
“Why don’t you leave us alone,” Nicole glared at Sam.
“You heinous bitch,” Sam snapped. “You probably put all these thoughts into her head.”
“No, you did when you started lying,” Nicole stated.
Sam stormed out of the house.
“So she thinks you’re cheating on her?” Carman asked from her bed.
“Yeah,” Sam sighed rubbing the bridge of her nose.
Sam decided she would hang with Carman until she was certain Satan and Mary Cherry were gone.
“You should just tell her the truth,” Carman said.
“No,” Sam shook her head. “I got her the ring and tomorrow’s our anniversary and things will be better. Oh god, what if she still doesn’t believe me and breaks up with me?”
Carman gave Sam a hug. “Things will work out.”
Next day at Kennedy High….
Brooke had skipped Bio class so she wouldn’t have to see Sam. Sam had tried to talk to her when she got back from Carman’s but Brooke wouldn’t listen. They were suppose to be doing a lab but Sam was too busy thinking about Brooke.
“Just tell Brooke why you were at Delia’s,” Lily said
“I did,” Sam sighed.
“Tell her the whole story,” Lily said.
“No, I want this to be a surprise,” Sam said.
“Fine,” Lily said.
During lunch Carman invited Delia to sit with them at their table. Sam told her about the situation with Brooke.
“I’m so sorry,” Delia said apologetically. “I didn’t mean to get your girlfriend mad at you. Maybe I should sit somewhere else.”
“It’s okay,” Sam said. “I was just warning you just incase she sees you and blows a gasket.”
“Like now for instance,” Harrison watched Brooke storm over to their lunch table with Nicole.
“I don’t believe this,” Brooke said. “You’re having lunch with the person you cheated on me with?”
“She’s a friend,” Sam corrected.
“And she’s straight,” Lily added.
“You guys knew she was cheating on me and didn’t tell me?” Brooke asked.
“She’s not cheating on you,” Carman said.
“Like I’m suppose to believe that,” Brooke rolled her eyes.
“That’s it!” Sam said getting up. “Brooke, I went shopping for your anniversary gift last minute and it cost more than what I had, so Delia being the nice person that she is said I could help paint her basement for a hundred dollars an hour. I did not cheat on you.” Sam left the cafeteria leaving Brooke standing there shocked.
“Really?” Brooke asked looking at Delia.
“Yep,” Delia confirmed.
“I feel so stupid,” Brooke put her hands over her face. “I am so sorry Delia. I just got consumed by jealousy.”
“It’s okay,” Delia smiled. “All is forgiven.”
“I should go find Sam,” Brooke said leaving.
School had just ended and Brooke was sitting on Sam’s car waiting for the brunette to appear. After what felt like hours Sam stepped out of the school building and made her way over to her car. She rolled her eyes when she saw Brooke.
“Please don’t tell me you keyed my car,” Sam joked. She threw her backpack into the back seat.
“I didn’t key your car,” Brooke said getting off of Sam’s car. She threw her backpack in the back of Sam’s car also.
“Then what’d you do mess with the brakes?” Sam continued.
“Sam,” Brooke said trying not to get upset. “I want to apologize. Will you let me do that?”
Sam looked at Brooke for a second and then got into her car. Brooke quickly got into the passenger’s seat.
“What are you doing?” Sam asked.
“Sitting?” Brooke raised an eyebrow.
“Why?” Sam asked.
“I told Nicole to go without me cause I wanted to talk to you,” Brooke said. “You aren’t going to make me walk home are you?” She began to bite her lower lip.
Sam groaned inwardly and started her car. Brooke smiled and put her seat belt on.
“Sam, I’m really sorry. I just got jealous. If you were in my shoes you probably would’ve thought the same thing,” Brooke said.
“If I were in your shoes I would’ve trusted me,” Sam retorted.
Brooke took a deep breath and looked out the window. Sam couldn’t take the silence anymore and turned on the radio.
“Can I put my CD in?” Brooke asked quietly.
“Whatever.” was Sam’s response.
Brooke unbuckled her seatbelt and reached in the back of the car for her backpack. She pulled a cd out the bag and sat back down. She buckled her seatbelt and put the cd in. She flipped it to a certain song and let the music fill the silence in the car.
Sam made a face when she heard the song. She didn’t like M2M. “Are you serious?”
“Just listen Sam,” Brooke said. “I’m trying to tell you something.”
Why did I let you walk away
When all I had to do was say I'm sorry
I let my pride get in the way
And in the heat of the moment I was to blame
I must be stupid, must be crazy, must be out of my mind
Now in the cold light of the day I realize
Mirror, mirror hanging on the wall
You don't have to tell me who's the biggest fool of all
Mirror, mirror I wish you could lie to me
And bring my baby back, bring my baby back to me
If only wishes could be dreams
And all my dreams could come true
There would be two of us standing here in front of you
If you could show me that someone that I used to be
Sam shut off the radio before the song could finish. She pulled into their driveway and got out of the car. She was still mad at Brooke for thinking she would ever cheat on her and refused to accept her apology yet. She grabbed her bag and waited for her girlfriend to get out of the car. Brooke exited the car and slammed the door as hard as she could and ran into the house. Sam yelled to Brooke. “That was a little dramatic!” Sam grabbed Brooke’s bag and went inside. The phone was ringing and she ran to answer it. “Hello?”
“Hi Sam,” Mike said. “Is everything going okay?”
“Not really,” Sam said honestly. “Brooke’s in a funk.”
“What’s wrong with Brooke?” Mike asked.
“She thought I was cheating on her and she found out that I wasn’t,” Sam explained.
“So, she’s mad cause you weren’t cheating?” Mike asked confused.
“I won’t talk to her.” Sam said. “Don’t worry. We’ll make up. We always do.”
“Um, okay,” Mike said. “Well, my business meeting finished early and we’re on our way back home. We’ll be there by dinner.”
Dinner in the Palace was awkward as hell with Sam being mad at Brooke. Jane tried to initiate a conversation by asking how their day went but she realized that was a bad idea when Sam brought up today’s happenings. After dinner everyone left the table and Sam was left to wash the dishes since it was her turn. When she was done she decided to pay Brooke a visit.
“Go away,” Brooke said to the person knocking on her door.
“I’m just giving you your backpack. You left it in my car,” Sam said entering the room. “What are you up to?”
“Sulking,” Brooke sniffed. She was lying on her bed with her back turned to Sam.
Sam felt guilty for being mean to Brooke even after her apology and decided it was time to forgive and forget. She slowly went over to Brooke’s bed and sat down. “Brooke, I’m not mad at you anymore.”
“You’re just saying that so I’ll stop crying,” Brooke commented.
“No I’m not,” Sam rolled her eyes. “I forgive you.”
Brooke wiped her eyes and sat up to face Sam. “I’m sorry I got jealous.”
“No more apologizing,” Sam said sternly. “Now, we have an anniversary tomorrow.”
“Do you want to go anywhere special?” Sam asked.
“How ‘bout we just stay home and watch a movie or something?” Brooke smiled.
“If that’s what you want,” Sam nodded.
Mike and Jane had left the house with Mac so the girls could have some alone time. It was almost eight and Brooke was in the living room waiting for Sam to come down. She was wearing gray shorts and a white top. Sam said they didn’t need to get dressed up just to stay in the house. She took the movie she chose for them to watch out of its case and put it into the DVD player. It was “Bring It On.” Brooke had to argue with Sam about this movie but she finally got her way. Sam came down several minutes later wearing silky white boxers with smiley faces on them and a black sports bra. “I’m a little behind on my laundry,” Sam stated.
Brooke laughed. “I can see that.”
Sam sat down next to Brooke and rested her head in the blonde’s lap.
“What if the parentals come home?” Brooke asked while playing with Sam’s hair. “They’ll think we were doing stuff.”
“Like what kind of stuff?” Sam smirked.
“Naughty stuff,” Brooke placed a kiss on Sam’s forehead.
“You have a point,” Sam said. “Maybe we should go upstairs.”
“What about the movie?” Brooke asked.
“We can have more fun in my room,” Sam smiled.
“Sam,” Brooke said sternly.
“Fiiine,” Sam sighed. “We’ll watch the movie.”
“Good, now you can go and get a top from my room,” Brooke instructed.
“I’ll be right back. Don’t miss me too much,” Sam got up and went upstairs.
Brooke watched Sam leave with a smile on her face. Two minutes later Sam came back down wearing a black, short-sleeve shirt with the word “hot” written in red on it.
“Does this meet your approval?” Sam asked spinning around.
“Uh huh,” Brooke replied. “Turn off the light while you’re up.”
Sam turned off the living room light and went back to her earlier position on the couch. “You know only egotistical people wear shirts that say they’re hot.” Sam stated.
“Is that right?” Brooke asked.
“Yep,” Sam said.
“Then why are you wearing it?” Brooke asked.
“It was the first thing I saw when I opened your drawer.
“Riiight,” Brooke said as she played the movie.
Two hours later…
Mike and Jane had arrived back home with Mac in tow. They quietly went upstairs while Brooke and Sam were watching the movie. Now the two lovers were headed upstairs to Sam’s room.
“Brooke,” Sam said as they entered her room.
“Yeah?” Brooke said softly.
“I love you,” Sam said.
“I love you too,” Brooke smiled.
“I’ve been dying to give you your anniversary gift all night,” Sam mentioned.
Brooke sat down at the edge of Sam’s bed as the Brunette pulled a small box from her top dresser drawer.
“I thought it was amazing as soon as I saw it. I… uh… here, I hope you like it,” Sam handed the box over to Brooke.
Brooke took the box. “I’m sure I’ll love it.” She opened the box and looked at the ring in awe. “This is beautiful.”
“There’s an engraving on it as well,” Sam said shyly.
“You’re my heart,” Brooke read aloud. Tears sprang to her eyes.
Sam began to panic. “I had this whole long thing I wanted to say but I had to summarize it and “you’re my heart” pretty much sums it up. Is it really that bad?”
“It’s wonderful!” Brooke got up and gave Sam a big hug.
“Breathing becoming an issue,” Sam said.
“Sorry,” Brooke let go of her girlfriend. “It’s time for your gift now.”
“Brooke left Sam’s room through the bathroom door. Sam followed. Brooke put her hand under the mattress of the bed and pulled out a long blue box.
“That’s where you hid it!” Sam exclaimed.
Brooke handed the box to Sam with a half-smile. “You better like it. It took me forever to make up my mind on what to get you.”
Sam took the box from Brooke. She opened the box and saw a silver necklace with a little diamond heart hanging from it. “Wow!” This must’ve cost you a fortune. I can’t accept this.”
“I got a good deal on it,” Brooke assured her. “Here let me put it on you.” Brook went behind Sam and put the necklace on for her. Sam turned around once she was done. “Perfect.”
“Thank you,” Sam whispered looking down.
“What’s wrong?” Brooke tilted Sam’s head up with her pointer finger.
“I don’t deserve you,” Sam replied. “Harrison was right. I suck at relationships. It‘s just that…”
Brooke stopped Sam’s babbling with a passionate kiss. “Sam, you talk too much.” The blonde said once she pulled away.
“So I’ve been told,” Sam smirked.
Brooke gave Sam another kiss.
“Happy anniversary?” Sam asked.
“Happy anniversary,” Brooke nodded.
Spam has good taste in jewelry,” Nicole commented as she scrutinized Brooke’s ring. “She still needs to work on the way she dressed though. So, did she like the gift you got her?”
“She loved it,” Brooke smiled triumphantly.
“Tonight we’re meeting up with Josh and the others at my place. Meet us at my house,” Nicole said.
“What’s the occasion?” Brooke asked.
“We’re just going to hang out,” Nicole answered.
“Hey,” Sam greeted Brooke as she walked up behind her.
Brooke turned around and gave Sam a soft kiss. “Hey.”
Nicole fought the urge to gag. Even though she didn’t totally detest Sam she still would’ve liked Brooke to date someone popular.
“I’m here to walk you to class,” Sam said.
“And carry my books?” Brooke asked.
“Sure,” Sam took her girlfriend’s books.
“I didn’t know you could be domesticated, Spam,” Nicole joked. “Wanna carry my stuff too?”
“I promised Brooke I would try to be nice to you so I will refrain from comment,” Sam said.
“Whatever,” Nicole said. “Bye, Brooke.”
Nicole left and Brooke turned to Sam again. “Thanks for not being mean to Nicole.”
“Don’t get used to it,” Sam warned. “I can only be nice to Satan for so long. “Now, let’s get you to class.”
Sam walked into her house, dropped her bag at the door, went to the kitchen, and grabbed herself a nutrients bar. She loved those things. She didn’t see Brooke’s car outside so she knew she wasn’t home yet.
“Sam is that you?” Sam heard her mom walking down the stairs.
“Yeah,” Sam said. “But I have to go.”
“Where?” Jane asked walking into the kitchen with Mac.
Sam took a bite of the bar. “To Carmen’s place.”
“What about your homework?” Jane asked.
“Don‘t have any,” Sam said.
“All right,” Jane said. “Drive safely.”
“Ewwww, Harrison, that’s so gross!” Carmen yelled as she watched him wipe the milk from her nose.
They were all talking in Carmen’s room when Sam had said something funny and Harrison began laughing hysterically while he was drinking his milk. The milk had squirted out of his nose as he laughed.
“It’s Sam’s fault,” Harrison rubbed his nose.
“You’re just lucky that didn’t get on me or it would’ve been on,” Sam laughed.
“So Sam, where’s Brooke?” Lily asked.
“With Nicole, Merry Cherry, Josh, Sugar Daddy, etcetera. In other words, the “popular” crowd.”
“Aren’t you popular now, Sammy?” Harrison asked.
“Just because I’m dating the most popular and most beautiful girl in Kennedy High doesn’t mean I’m automatically popular,” Sam stated.
“Let’s play monopoly,” Carmen said out of nowhere. She was really just trying to keep Sam busy since they were throwing a party for Sam and Brooke. They had been together for six months when no one really thought it would last. They just had to celebrate.
Sam gave her a weird look. “What? I haven’t played it in forever.”
“Sure, why not?” Sam said. “Let’s play.”
Several hours later Sam pulled into the driveway. Carmen, Lily, and Harrison were with her. They said they wanted to hang out a little bit more since she spent a lot of her time with Brooke which she said wasn’t true. It really wasn’t true. She still spent a lot of time with her friends. They just said that so they had a reason to go over to her house for the surprise party. As Sam and the others got out of the car Brooke pulled up. Brooke got out of her car along with her friends and went over to Sam.
“Hey baby, I missed you after school today,” Brooke hugged Sam.
“I couldn’t find you,” Sam replied.
“All right you two let’s go inside,” Carmen said.
Brooke went to the front door and unlocked it. As she opened it and stepped in with Sam by her side the lights came on and the word “Surprise!” echoed through out the house.
Sam and Brooke had been startled. Sam’s hand was placed over her heart. “Wow, when’d you guys do all this?”
“We planned it and your parents put it everything together,” Lily responded.
Jane and Mike both received hugs from the girls.
“We’re going to go out with Mac, but you girls behave yourselves,” Jane warned.
“Yes mom,” Sam said.
As soon as Jane and Mike left Sugar Daddy went to their kitchen looking for every alcoholic beverage they had. “Let’s party!” He said as he came back with two bottles of rum.
“We shouldn’t drink,” Brooke said.
“This is a party!” Sugar Daddy pointed out. “We have to drink.”
All of a sudden music started blasting and strange people started ringing the doorbell.
“This was suppose to be a good friends only thing,” Lily said.
“I invited some people,” Sugar Daddy said. “You know, to keep the party fresh.”
“ooookay,” Lily turned to Sam. “I hope you still have fun.”
“This is great,” Sam said. “Thanks Lil.”
Nicole handed Brooke a drink. “This party is for you. Drink up.”
Brooke took the drink and stared at it for awhile. She shrugged and chugged down the rum. “Oh jeez, that’s gross. Hand me another one.”
Two hours later…
Brooke and Harrison were both really drunk. Everyone else had watched their alcohol intake.
“Sam your girlfriend is stumbling all over the place and your skinny guy friend is on the floor spinning around like he’s lost his mind,” Some guy Sam hadn’t seen before told her.
“Uh, thanks,” Sam said as she went to go look for Brooke. She found Brooke in the dining room stumbling about.
“Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii Sammy,” Brooke threw her arms around her girlfriends neck.
“You’re really out of it,” Sam laughed.
“I’m not drunk… I’m tipsy,” Brooke said nuzzling Sam’s neck. “You smell good.”
“Let’s get you to the kitchen,” Sam said removing Brooke’s arms from around her neck. She dragged the blonde to the kitchen and got her to stand still. “I have to go find Harrison. Don’t move.” Sam left to search for the other drunk.
“Heya Sam. Watcha up to?” Harrison said from the floor.
Sam rolled her eyes and helped Harrison up. “To the kitchen we go.” Sam told Harrison to stay in the kitchen with Brooke while she went to get everyone to leave.
“So, Brooke, how are ya?” Harrison asked.
“I’m… happy,” Brooke said.
“I already know you’re gay, Brooke,” Harrison said. “You’re dating Sam.”
Brooke started laughing. “That’s not what I meant.” It wasn’t that funny but Brooke was sure laughing her ass off. Harrison then joined in.
“I said I was happy and you thought I meant gay,” Brooke laughed. “Wait till Sam hears this one.”
Harrison and Brooke were now standing really close to each other.
“Brooke, I know I didn’t approve of you and Sam being together at first but I’m okay with it now. You guys make a cute couple,” Harrison said.
“Awww, Harry, that’s so sweet of you to say,” Brooke said. “You know, you really are a nice guy. It’s just that I really love Sam and only see you as a friend.”
“I know… I understand,” Harrison said.
“I seriously thought you were gonna kill one of us when you found out,” Brooke laughed. “Like chop one of us up or something.”
“Brooke, that’s gross,” Harrison began laughing again. As the two were laughing they got closer to each other.
“You would’ve thought the same thing if you were me,” Brooke giggled.
As the two continued to laugh Harrison found himself kissing Brooke. After three seconds the two pulled back in shock.
“Oh God,” Brooke said wiping her mouth. She was pretty sober now. As was Harrison. “Please tell me that didn’t happen.”
“I didn’t mean to,” Harrison said quickly. “I kissed you in my drunken state. I don’t even have a crush on you anymore so it didn’t mean anything.”
“Right,” Brooke nodded. “It didn’t mean anything. This is bad… and my head is killing me.”
“Alright,” Sam said walking into the kitchen “Everyone is gone. Come on Harrison, it’s time for you to go home and sleep.”
“What about Lily and Carmen?” Harrison asked.
“Oh,” Popita was nice enough to give them a ride,” Sam said. “And Brooke, Nicole took your car. She said she’d pick you up in it tomorrow.”
Brooke just nodded.
“Are you gonna be okay here alone?” Sam asked.
“Yeah,” Brooke answered.
Sam gave Brooke a peck on the cheek and grabbed Harrison. “Please don’t puke in my car.” She begged him.
Brooke was in the bathroom on the floor near the toilet. She had thrown up more times than she could count. Her dad and Jane had called to let her and Sam know that they were going to stay at a hotel until tomorrow afternoon so they‘d have time to clean up the mess that was surely made. “I am never drinking again. I’m such an idiot. How could I have kissed Harrison? Sam’s never going to forgive me.” Brooke got off the floor and grabbed her tooth brush. After she was done brushing her teeth she headed towards her room. As soon as her head hit the pillow she was out.
Sam was downstairs cleaning up. She was tired but she didn’t want her parents to freak when they saw the mess. Her mom had called her on her cell telling her that her and Mike were staying at a hotel until tomorrow to give them time to clean up. She would’ve been done by now if a certain girlfriend of hers hadn’t gotten drunk. Sam sighed and decided to go check on Brooke. When she got to Brooke’s room she saw the girl laying on her stomach with her right arm dangling over the bed. Sam smiled and sat down next to Brooke. “Hey baby, wake up.” Sam gently shook her girlfriend.
“Hmm,” Brooke began to stir and then her eyes opened.
“How are you feeling?” Sam asked.
“Head hurts,” Brooke answered as she turned onto her back.
“I bet,” Sam smirked. “Do you need anything?”
I should tell her about the Harrison thing now. Brooke thought. She’ll be understanding… she has to be understanding… please let her be understanding.
“Brooke, do you need anything?” Sam asked again.
“No,” Brooke said finally. “But I have to tell you something.”
“What is it?” Sam said.
Tell her, don‘t tell her, tell her, don‘t tell her “…You’re beautiful,” Brooke whispered.
Sam smiled and gave Brooke a kiss. As she was pulling away Brooke pulled her back. She pulled Sam on top of her and tried to take off her shirt but Sam stopped her.
“What’s wrong?” Brooke asked.
“You have a hangover,” Sam pointed out. “We’re not doing anything tonight. Go back to sleep.” Sam got off of Brooke and gave her a peck on the forehead. “Sweet dreams.”
Sam and Brooke had woken up late for school the next day. They were awoken by the sound of Nicole fiercely honking Brooke’s car horn. They got ready quickly and said bye to each other as Sam went to her car and Brooke went to her car which Nicole had borrowed.
Brooke was feeling better and she promised Sam she would do the dishes for a month since she did all the cleaning. She had been avoiding Harrison all day but she knew she would have to talk to him eventually. So when she saw him alone at his locker putting his books away she went over to him.
“Hi,” Harrison said as Brooke walked up to his locker. “Did you tell Sam what happened?”
“I want to,” Brooke sighed. “But I don’t know how she’ll react.”
“We were both out of it,” Harrison said. “She’ll understand.”
“I hate myself,” Brooke said as she hit her head against the locker.
“Don’t say that,” Harrison placed a hand on Brooke’s shoulder. “Everything will be fine.”
“Hey,” Lily said walking up to Brooke and Harrison.
Harrison moved his hand down to his side quickly and smiled at Lily. “Hey.”
“Hi,” Brooke smiled. “Have you seen Sam?”
“Yeah, she was headed towards the cafeteria,” Lily said.
“Thanks,” Brooke went to go find her girlfriend.
“Lily, I did something very stupid,” Harrison said. “It’ll ruin my friendship with Sam.”
“It can‘t be that bad,” Lily said.
“I kissed Brooke at the party yesterday,” Harrison confessed.
“You what?!” Lily yelled.
“Shhh,” Harrison looked around to see if anyone was looking at them. “I was drunk. Brooke was drunk. It was a mistake.”
“And Sam doesn’t know?” Lily asked.
“No,” Harrison sighed.
“Sam doesn’t know what?” Carmen asked walking up behind her friends.
“Harrison kissed Brooke at the party yesterday,” Lily responded.
“OMG, Sam’s gonna kill you!” Carmen whispered loudly.
“I know,” Harrison said.
“There wasn’t any tongue action was there?” Carmen asked. “Maybe if it was just like a little kiss Sam will be okay.”
Harrison sunk to the floor. “I’m dead.”
“Hey Brooke,” Sam smiled. “Have you seen Harrison?”
“Why would I know where Harrison is?” Brooke asked nervously.
“I was just asking,” Sam said. “I think he’s been avoiding me.”
“It’s all in your head,” Brooke said.
“You’re probably right,” Sam nodded.
Lily and Carmen walked into the cafeteria and grabbed a seat at their table, or in Nicole’s words their “reject” table.
“Hey guys,” Sam greeted. “Where’s Harry?”
“The clinic,” Lily said. “He wasn’t feeling too well.”
“Probably still hung over from last night,” Sam laughed.
Nicole, Mary Cherry, and Popita walked up to where Brooke was sitting with her girlfriend.
“Brookie, honey, I know Spam is your girlfriend but you don’t have to sit next to her. You can not be seen at this table. People might start to think you’re one of them.” Nicole said dramatically.
“You must sit next to us and restore the natural order of things,” Poppy said.
“Come on y’all,” Mary Cherry said. “People are startin’ to stare.”
“Go before Nicole says I’ve corrupted you,” Sam gave Brooke a kiss and Brooke got up and left.
“Brooke, you’re lookin’ a little down in the dumps,” Mary Cherry said as they sat down.
“I did something stupid,” Brooke said.
“What’d you do?” Nicole asked.
“I kissed Harrison,” Brooke muttered.
“Harlot!” Mary Cherry exclaimed.
“I was drunk,” Brooke whined. “It didn’t mean anything.”
“Does Spam know?” Nicole asked.
“No,” Brooke sighed.
“Well, are you going to tell her?” Poppy asked.
“Yeah,” Brooke replied. “But I don’t know how.”
“What kind of a kiss was it?” Nicole asked. “Tongue? No tongue?”
“Tongue,” Brooke said. “But it was only a three second kiss.”
“You better tell her soon before she finds out on her own,” MC cautioned.
“I’ll tell her today,” Brooke said. “After school.”
Mike and Jane were home when Sam and Brooke had arrived there. Which Sam thought sucked because she wanted to spend some alone time with Brooke.
“Hey mom. Hey Mike,” Sam said as she passed the living room.
Brooke waved to the two adults and followed Sam upstairs.
“Sam, can I talk to you?” Brooke asked following Sam into her room.
“Now?” Sam put her bag down on the floor. “I was planning on a full on make-out session.” Sam said honestly. Sam locked her room door and grabbed Brooke’s hand. Brooke was pulled over to Sam’s bed. Sam laid down on her side with her other arm keeping her head up and Brooke mirrored her position. “Is it really important?” Sam nuzzled Brooke’s neck.
“Very,” Brooke let out a long breath.
“Well?” Sam nipped at Brooke’s neck.
“Yesterday at the party…” Brooke began.
Sam licked Brooke’s neck. “Uh huh.”
“I was really drunk,” Brooke continued.
“I know,” Sam laughed.
“Harrison was drunk too,” Brooke added.
“Yep,” Sam nodded.
“Harrison kissed me… and I kissed him back… it was only three seconds,” Brooke rushed out.
“What?!” Sam yelled.
Sam was pacing back and forth angrily. “I don’t believe this shit.”
“Sam,” Brooke began to say.
“No, don’t Sam me!” Sam yelled. “You accused me of cheating on you and you go and lock-lips with one of my best friends!”
“It didn’t mean anything,” Brooke felt tears begin to form in her eyes. “I didn’t cheat on you Sam.”
“You kissed someone other than me… THAT IS CHEATING!” Brooke could’ve sworn Sam’s eyes flashed red.
“Sam, please listen,” Brooke cried.
“No!” Sam shook her head. “I don’t have to listen to anything you have to say!”
Mike and Jane heard the yelling and ran upstairs. Sam heard her doorknob rattle and she unlocked her door. Mike and Jane walked inside.
“What’s all the yelling about?” Mike asked.
“Your daughter cheated on me with Harrison,” Sam answered.
“It was a mistake and he kissed me,” Brooke corrected.
“You kissed back,” Sam retorted. Sam grabbed her car keys, stormed out of her room, and left the house. Brooke who was crying profusely ran to her room and slammed the door.
“All hell just broke loose,” Mike sighed.
“They’ll make up,” Jane said not too sure of herself.
“I hope you’re right,” Mike said.
“Me too,” Jane said.
Sam rang Harrison’s doorbell and waited impatiently for him to answer.
“Hey Sam,” Harrison greeted the pissed off Brunette. “What’s up?”
“You kissed my girlfriend!” Sam shouted. “How could you?”
Harrison stepped out of his house and closed the door. “It was an honest mistake. We weren’t sober. I’m sorry. If I could do it all over again I would.”
“Don’t feed me that crap,” Sam hissed. “You know what; I don’t even want to talk to you right now.” Sam stomped back to her car.
Harrison sighed and ran his hand through his hair. “I’m sorry.” He muttered again to Sam’s retrieving form.
Carmen and Lily were both waiting for Sam to show up. She had called them while she was driving to Harrison’s house and told them she needed to talk to them.
“Here she comes,” Lily said when she saw Sam’s car driving up.
When Sam finally got to the front of Lily’s house where her two friends were standing she began to cry.
“Honey, what’s wrong?” Carmen escorted Sam into the house and Lily followed. They went to Lily’s room and sat on her bed.
“Brooke and Harrison kissed at the party,” Sam said as she sobbed on Carmen’s shoulder.
“Yeah, he told us this morning,” Lily said.
“You guys knew and didn’t tell me?” Sam sat up and looked at Lily and then Carmen.
“We were waiting for them to tell you,” Carmen said. “If they hadn’t we would’ve.”
“Brooke loves you,” Lily said. “And so does Harrison. The kiss was a stupid mistake.”
“I know it was,” Sam sniffed.
“Then why are you so upset?” Carmen asked.
“What if Brooke decides she’s straight and I was just a test drive? Or what if she’s tired of me and wants to date new people? I couldn’t handle being dropped like that,” Sam wiped her eyes. “I love her so much.”
“And Brooke loves you just as much,” Lily assured her friend.
“I guess I’m only mad about the kiss because I know Harrison had a thing for Brooke and Brooke used to like him too. The kiss could’ve rekindled old feelings,” Sam said.
“You’re just feeling insecure,” Carmen said. “Just talk to her.”
“No,” Sam said. “I need time to myself. Which is gonna be kinda hard since I live with her. Lily, can I crash here for the night?”
“Of course you can,” Lily gave Sam a hug. “I’ll go to your house and get you some clothes for tomorrow.”
Sam just nodded and laid herself down on Lily’s bed.
Lily knocked on the McQueen-McPherson’s house door.
“Lily… hi,” Jane greeted the short brunette. “You haven’t seen Sam have you?”
“Um, Sam’s gonna spend the night at my house. I just came by to pick up some clothes for her to wear to school tomorrow,” Lily said.
“Is she alright?” Jane asked worriedly.
“No,” Lily sighed as she walked into the house. “But she will be.”
Jane gave Lily a plastic bag to put Sam’s clothes and tooth brush in. After Lily got what Sam needed she decided to check on Brooke. She opened the door slowly and saw Brooke sobbing into her pillow. “Brooke?” Lily walked over to the blonde’s bed.
Brooke lifted her head off the pillow and turned it to look at Lily. She saw the plastic bag with Sam‘s clothes in her hand. “I’m guessing Sam’s still upset.”
“Yeah,” Lily nodded. “When Sam’s ready to talk she’ll tell you what’s really bothering her about your kiss with Harrison.”
“How long is she staying at your house?” Brooke asked quietly.
“Just for tonight,” Lily answered. “She said she needed time to herself.”
“You mean time away from me,” Brooke corrected. “Is she going to break up with me?”
“I don’t know,” Lily said honestly. “I should get back. I’ll talk to you later. Don’t worry. Things will be fine.” Lily left and Brooke cried herself to sleep.
When Lily got back home Sam was sleeping curled up in the fetal position.
“She fell asleep thirty minutes ago,” Carmen said as she got up off the bed where she was doing a crossword puzzle. She put the crossword puzzle gently down on the nightstand.
“Okay,” Lily said. “You should get home. It’s late.”
“Yeah,” Carmen sighed. “Goodnight. I‘ll see you tomorrow.”
“Night,” Lily said as Carmen left. She put Sam’s things down on the floor. “I am so dreading tomorrow.” Lily grabbed her night clothes and headed for the shower.
The students in biology class were laughing and talking. Bio Glass had run out of the class room minutes ago because of its little diarrhea problem. After it left Sam moved from her seat next to Brooke and moved to the front. Carmen and Lily sat with her leaving Harrison to be annoyed by Emory. Nicole gestured for Brooke to come sit in the back with her, Mary Cherry, and Popita.
“Has she said anything to you at all?” Nicole asked Brooke as she sat down on the stool in front her.
“No,” Brooke looked horrible. She hadn’t gotten a good nights sleep. “She won‘t acknowledge my existence.”
“Have you tried saying anything to her?” Popita asked.
“No,” Brooke said. “I’m afraid that if I start a conversation with her the only words out of her mouth will be it’s over.”
“Unless it is over and she’s just waiting to tell you when she feels like it or when you see her all over someone new,” Mary Cherry said.
Brooke whimpered and tried not to cry.
“Mary Cherry, shut up,” Nicole said. “Brooke, please don’t cry. Popita go over there and ask Sam if she’s going to break up with Brookie.”
Popita obediently got up and went over to where Sam was sitting. “Sam are you going to dump Brooke?”
Sam turned to Popita, looked at her for a second, and went back to talking to Lily and Carmen.
Popita glared at the side of Sam’s head and went back to her table. “The bitch ignored me.”
“Do I have to do everything myself?” Nicole asked as she got up and went over to Sam.
“McBitch,” Nicole said gaining Sam’s attention. “Are you planning on breaking Brooke’s heart?”
“Like she broke mine?” Sam snapped.
“Answer my question,” Nicole demanded.
“It’s over between me and Brooke unless I say otherwise,” Sam said. “There’s your answer.”
“Get over yourself Spam,” Nicole advised. “It was a mistake. Move on.”
“You know what, Nicole? I’m tired of hearing your mouth,” Sam stood up. “Now, get out of my face before I bash yours in.”
“Don’t tempt me Spam,” Nicole warned. “I can and will kick your ass, thank you.”
Sam clenched her fist and glared at her blonde enemy.
“I don’t know how Brooke put up with you,” Nicole said. “She and Harrison make a better couple anyway.”
Sam launched herself at Nicole causing them both to fall on the hard floor. They rolled around until Harrison grabbed Sam and Josh took a hold of Nicole. Sam pushed Harrison away from her, grabbed her things, and left the classroom. The bell rang at that exact moment.
“Nicole, are you okay?” Brooke asked her friend.
“Yeah,” Nicole said. “That stupid ass journalist needs to be put on a leash.”
“I’m gonna go check on her,” Brooke gathered her things and went after Sam.
Sam was in the Novak washing her face when Brooke walked in.
“Are you okay?” Brooke asked. “You didn’t get hurt did you?”
“Like you care,” Sam dried her face off with her shirt sleeve. “Go away.”
“No,” Brooke was getting angry. “You’re going to listen to me. I love you damn it. Harrison and I kissed. It meant nothing at all. I don‘t like him like that. I love you, Sam.”
Tears were sliding down Sam’s face now. “I thought you would want Harrison since you used to have a crush on him. I thought you were going to leave me.”
Brooke went over to Sam and gave her a hug. “I would never leave you.” Brooke wiped the tears from Sam’s face and kissed her softly. “Do you forgive me?”
“I forgive,” Sam smiled. “I should go talk to Harrison.”
“Yeah,” Brooke agreed. “Come on.”
Sam walked up to the lunch table her and her friends always sat at.
“Hi guys,” Sam smiled at her three friends. “What are you guys talking about?”
“This girl who attacked Nicole,” Harrison answered.
“I heard about that,” Sam sat down next to Harrison. “Is this the same girl who forgave her friend for kissing her girlfriend?”
“I don’t know,” Harrison said. “Is it?”
“Yeah,” Sam nodded.
Harrison gave Sam a little hug.
“How are you and Brooke?” Lily asked.
“We’re good,” Sam replied. “Everything’s good.”
Later that day after school Sam and Brooke were lying in Sam’s bed just talking about anything. Mike and Jane had gone out and Mac was with a baby-sitter.
“What do you want to do for our next anniversary?” Sam asked.
“Nothing that involves alcohol,” Brooke replied.
Sam smiled and took Brooke’s hand into her own. “Do you think we’ll be together years from now?”
“Yeah,” Brooke answered. “There’ll be a lot more fights along the way though.”
“Well, I apologize for any stupid thing I may do in the future,” Sam turned her head so she was looking at the side of Brooke’s face.
“Is this the part where I say I forgive every stupid thing you will do in the future?” Brooke turned her head to look into Sam’s eyes.
“Yeah,” Sam grinned. “It’ll ruin the moment if you don’t.”
Brooke laughed a bit. “We wouldn’t want that now would we?”
Sam poked Brooke in the side. “Say it.”
“I forgive every stupid thing you may do in the future,” Brooke gave Sam a quick kiss.
Sam yawned and closed her eyes. “I’m gonna go to sleep now. Will you be here when I wake up?”
“Always,” Brooke whispered as she cuddled up to Sam.
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