Title: Sibling Rivalry

Author: LoveandFury


Summary: Everyone knows Brooke and Sam like each other in more than a sisterly way, but do Sam and Brooke know?

Pairings: S/B

Ratings: PG-13

Disclaimer: Popular does not belong to me. I own nothing

Chapter One

Brooke and Sam were fuming in their separate rooms. They had just had a fight about Sam’s hair products being on Brooke’s side of the bathroom sink.

“Ugh, I can’t stand that stuck-up brat,” Sam mumbled to herself. She grabbed her homework from her desk, turned on her radio, and went over to her bed. Several minutes later she heard a knock on her door. “What?” Sam said impatiently knowing it was Brooke on the other side of the door.

Brooke walked in and glared at Sam. “Must you play that crap so damn loud? I’m trying to study.”

“Well this crap helps me do my work,” Sam snapped.

“Do you think of anyone other than yourself, McPherson?” Brooke yelled.

“Don’t even start with me,” Sam rolled her eyes. “Get out of my room.”

“Not until you turn that shit down,” Brooke folded her arms across her chest.

Sam got up and went over to the blonde. “Leave or I will remove you myself.”

“I’d like to see you try,” Brooke laughed.

“Whoa, whoa, whoa,” Mike said walking into Sam’s room. He had heard the two girls arguing from downstairs. Jane came in behind him and turned off Sam’s radio.

“What’s going on here?” Jane asked.

“Brooke came into my room complaining about my music like the world revolves around her,” Sam replied.

“Well, Sam needs to be more considerate,” Brooke shot back.

Sam used her thumb and pointer finger to rub the bridge of her nose. “The radio’s not even that loud. You’re giving me a headache. Shut up.”

“Okay, that’s it. You’re both grounded for the rest of the week,” Jane said.

“What?” Both girls shouted in unison.

“See what you did?” Brooke said to Sam.

“This is so not my fault,” Sam glared at Brooke.

“Brooke, go to your room,” Mike ordered. “I don’t want to hear anymore fighting for the rest of the night.”

Jane and Mike left Sam’s room and went to the kitchen.

“The girls have been arguing more than usual,” Jane pointed out.

“Yeah, I know,” Mike sighed. He went to the fridge and began looking around.

“I’ve started to notice some tension between them,” Jane said. “…sexual tension.”

Mike stopped looking through the fridge and looked up at his wife. “Are you serious?” He asked closing the fridge.

“If you just watch them you can tell they have romantic feelings for each other. Remember when you were younger and you heard that boys and girls picked on each other because they liked one another? It’s something like that.” Jane explained.

“I totally agree with you,” Mike said. “I just thought I was imagining things. Brooke’s always going on about Sam and Sam steals glances at Brooke when she’s not looking.”

“So if they ever do get together you’d be okay with it?” Jane asked.

“It’s the twenty first century, Jane. Of course I’d be okay with it. As long as they’re happy I’m happy. And I haven’t adopted Sam yet so it can’t be illegal right?” Mike asked.

Jane just shook her head. Her husband was great.

“But I doubt they’d ever admit they like each other… I don’t even think they know they like each other,” Mike said. “As a matter of fact I bet you they’ll never get together.”

“Mike, we can’t bet on this,” Jane scowled.

“Scared you’re gonna lose?” Mike smirked.

“Okay, you’re on. I bet you your credit card they’ll get together sooner or later,” Jane stuck out her hand and Mike shook it.

Chapter Two

Brooke and Sam were actually having a quiet breakfast. They had a few words when Brooke finished the last of the milk just to spite Sam. They didn't turn it into anything big because they didn't want to get grounded for longer.

"Wanna ride to school?" Brooke asked.

"Why? Are you planning on driving me somewhere secluded and killing me?" Sam asked.

"I was just trying to be nice," Brooke said angrily. "You know, since your car is at the shop, but if you're going to be a bitch-"

"I'd love a ride," Sam cut Brooke off. "Thanks."

"You're welcome," Brooke said.

"So, how are you and Josh?" Sam asked.

"We broke up," Brooke said nonchalantly.

"Oh. I'm sorry," Sam said quickly. "Um, may I ask why?"

"He said we were falling apart and that I had feelings for someone else," Brooke shrugged. "I have no idea who that someone else is, but we were falling apart."

Sam was silent for awhile. "We should head to school."

Brooke grabbed her car keys and got up. "Let's go."


"What do you mean you can't go?" Nicole yelled.

"Sam got me grounded," Brooke sighed.

"God, Spam is such a loser," Nicole put her hands on her hip. "She has to ruin other people's lives because she doesn't have one."

"Exactly," Brooke nodded in agreement. "She just has to have everything her way and she has to be right. Just because she's a journalist and has a way with words doesn't mean she's smarter or any better than the rest of us."

God, she's ranting on about Sam now. Nicole thought.

"Well, I have to go," Brooke said. "I'll see you during lunch."

As Brooke walked off Mary Cherry arrived at Nicole's locker.

"What was Brooke going on about?" Mary Cherry asked.

"She was just going on about how awful Spam is," Nicole said.

"We need to hook those two up," Mary Cherry said. "Sam is really sexually frustrating Brooke."

"Tell me about it," Nicole said. "Hmm, we need a plan."

"First we hafta get Brooke to confess her undying love for Samantha McPherson," Mary Cherry said.

"Let's just confront her," Nicole said. "She'll crack under the pressure."


"She just always has to have things her way. The only reason she offered me a ride was because she felt sorry for getting me grounded," Sam said to Lily and Harrison. "Living with her is torture."

At that moment Carmen walked up to her friends. "Hey guys, what's up?"

"Just listening to how horrible Brooke is," Harrison said.

"I have to go talk to one of my teachers," Sam said. "I'll see you guys later."

"Brooke this and Brooke that," Lily sighed as she watched the brunette turn the corner. "I love Sam to death but does she have to talk about Brooke every five seconds?"

"It's totally obvious they're lusting after each other," Carmen said.

"I'd hate to admit it, but you're right," Harrison said. "The only two girls I've ever wanted to be with want each other.. how hot is that?"

Lily rolled her eyes. "So you're okay with the idea of them dating?"

"Hell yeah," Harrison smiled.

"Boys," Carmen said shaking her head. She and Lily walked off leaving Harrison by himself.

"What?" Harrison asked confused.


Nicole walked into the Novak where Brooke and Mary Cherry were supposed to meet before lunch started. She saw Carmen washing her hands at the sink.

"Hey Carm, can I talk to you for a sec?" Nicole asked.

"Why?" Carmen furrowed her eyebrows as she dried off her hands.

"It's about Brooke and Spam," Nicole continued.

"Okay," Carmen said. "What about them?"

"Me, Mary Cherry, Josh, Sugar Daddy, and everyone else who have eyes and ears know Brooke and Sam like each other.. Well, except Brooke and Sam," Nicole said.

"What are you getting at?" Carmen asked.

"Mary Cherry and I are going to try to get them together," Nicole said.

"You want Sam and Brooke together?" Carmen was shocked. "I thought you hated Sam."

"I do," Nicole rolled her eyes. "Brooke just won't stop complaining about her. and I know she'd be happy if she got with that loser. The only thing is she either doesn't know she has these feelings or she won't admit it. That's why you and your reject friends are gonna help me."

"And how can we help you?" Carmen asked.

"I don't know," Nicole shrugged. "I'm planning on confronting Brooke. You could do the same. Brooke and Mary Cherry should be here any minute. Leave and don't tell anyone I had an actual conversation with you or I will hurt you. Buh-bye now.

"Don't worry," Carmen said. "I wouldn't rant to anyone about talking to you." Carmen had learned to put up with people like Nicole and finally toughened up.

Before Nicole could fire back Carmen was gone. Seconds later Mary Cherry and Brooke walked in.

"Mary Cherry said you wanted to talk about something?" Brooke said.

"Brookie, have a seat," Nicole instructed.

Brooke got a confused look on her face but she sat down. "What's up?"

"We know you like Spam," Nicole said.

"There's no use in denying it," Mary Cherry added.

"I know we're suppose to be on a diet but Jane has been serving us spam a lot for breakfast and-" Brooke was cut off by Nicole.

"Not spam the food!" Nicole shouted. "Spam the person!"

"Oh... Ohhhhhh," Brooke said as Nicole's words registered. "That's. ew. Why would you think that? One, I'm straight, two, even if I wasn't I'd never date Sam, and three, I hate Sam." Brooke was standing at this point.

"Oh come on, McQueen," Nicole said. "You know it's true."

"You guys have been doing drugs haven't you?" Brooke asked. "You're out of it."

"It's okay, Brooke," Mary Cherry smiled. "If you want to be a lesbian we'll be fine with it. even if the pants you want to get into are Sam's."

"Visual!" Nicole hit her fist with her head trying to get that awful image out.

"I'm going to lunch," Brooke said exiting the Novak.

"We should go too," Mary Cherry said.

"I've totally lost my appetite," Nicole said as she followed MC out of the Novak.

Chapter Three

Carmen had told Harrison and Lily what Nicole had told her. They all decided they would confront Sam at the end of the school day. They were now waiting for her to exit the school.

"Hi," Sam said as she saw her friends waiting for her.

"We need to talk," Lily said.

"What about?" Sam said walking to her car.

"You and Brooke," Lily said following her friend.

"There's nothing to say about me and Brooke," Sam stopped at her car and faced her friends.

"We kinda think there is," Harrison said.

"Sam, do you have a crush on Brooke?" Carmen asked.

Sam stared at her friends. "What the hell?! I do not have a crush on Brooke!"

"It's okay, Sam," Lily said. "We love you and we accept you."

"Yeah, we're totally okay with this," Carmen nodded.

"Maybe you should talk to Brooke about how you feel," Harrison added. "I'm sure she feels the same way."

"You guys are whacked!" Sam yelled. "I don't have a damn crush on Brooke. This is a joke right?"

"No, it's not a joke," Lily said. "You love Brooke. You're just in denial."

"You can't tell me who I love!" Sam yelled. "You three are deranged. I'm out of here." Sam got into her car and started it.

"We were just trying to help," Harrison said as Sam drove off.


Brooke was in her room lying down. She didn't go to cheerleading practice today. She didn't want to hear Nicole and Mary Cherry telling her she was in love with Sam. Is that why Josh dumped me? Brooke thought to herself. He thought I wanted Sam? Everyone's going crazy. Brooke sighed. She got off her bed and headed for the bathroom.

"I didn't know you were here," Brooke watched Sam dry her face with a towel.

"Well, now you know," Sam said. "Now get out."

"Why must you be so mean?" Brooke asked. "I didn't even do or say anything yet."

"Yet," Sam pointed out. "Look, I'm sorry. I'm just confused about something right now."

"Wanna talk about it?" Brooke asked.

"No, it's really stupid. Harrison, Lily, and Carmen were just being weird today."

"So were Nicole and Mary Cherry," Brooke said. "Sorry I barged in on you." Brooke left closing the door behind her.

I feel no attraction to Brooke whatsoever. Sam thought. If I had a crush on her I'd think about her every five seconds. Which I don't. Sam finished up in the bathroom and went downstairs.


Jane was washing the dishes when Sam entered the kitchen.

"Hey mom," Sam greeted.

"Hey Sammy," Jane smiled. "How are you?"

"I'm okay," Sam sat down on the kitchen stool.

"What's Brooke up to?" Jane asked.

"I don't know," Sam shrugged. "I'm not her keeper."

"Sam," Jane said sternly.

"Sorry," Sam said. "I'm just getting tired of hearing the name Brooke."

"Have you guys had another fight?" Jane asked.

"No," Sam sighed. "It's nothing. I'm gonna go get started on my homework."

"All right," Jane said turning off the faucet. "Dinner will be ready in about an hour."


Everyone ate their dinner quietly. No conversations were had. All you could hear was chewing and forks touching plates. Brooke and Sam reached for the last dinner roll at the same time but Brooke got it first.

Uh oh. Mike thought.

"You've had three," Sam said. "I've only had two."

"Losers weepers," Brooke said taking a bite out of the roll.

"God, you're such a bitch," Sam berated.

"It's just bread," Brooke rolled her eyes. "Take a breather."

"It's the principle of the matter," Sam said. "You had three. I had two. You should've given the last one to me. You're just gonna go barf it up anyway!"

"Samantha!" Jane yelled. "Go to your room!"

Sam got up and left the table. She didn't mean to say what she had said. She was just angry.

It was almost ten. Mike and Jane were sleeping, Brooke was in her room talking to Nicole on the phone, and Sam had just taken a shower.

I need to learn to think before I speak. Sam scolded herself. I guess I'll apologize. She knocked on Brooke's door but didn't wait for an answer.

"Nicole, I have to go," Brooke said when she saw Sam. "I'll call you back."

"Okay, I know you don't want to see or hear me right now but I'm really sorry about what I said. It just slipped," Sam said.

"I guess I deserved it," Brooke said. "I'm sorry too."

"Okay," Sam nodded. She turned to leave.

"Oh, and Sam, next time wait for an answer before you just waltz into my room," Brooke said.

Sam just shook her head and went back to her room.

Chapter Four

It was after school and Nicole and Merry Cherry were waiting for Brooke to turn the corner. They were going to ambush her and make her confess her feelings for Sam.

"Shhh, I hear her coming," Nicole said. "Now, when she turns the corner grab her and throw her into the Novak."

"Alright," Mary Cherry nodded.

As soon as Brooke turned the corner Mary Cherry wrapped her arms tight around Brooke's waste and dragged her towards the Novak.

"What the hell!" Brooke yelled. "Help!"

Nicole opened the door to the Novak and Mary Cherry pushed Brooke inside.

"It's just us," Nicole said. "Calm down."

"What do you guys think you're doing?" Brooke asked.

"Hey!" the three girls turned towards the Novak door at the sound of Sam yelling. Seconds later Sam was shoved into the Novak.

Lily, Carmen, Harrison, Josh, and Sugar Daddy stepped in after Sam.

"What is this?" Sam asked to no one in particular.

Sugar Daddy shut the bathroom door and stood guard so Brooke and Sam couldn't run out.

"We want you guys to admit you love each other," Josh answered.

"I can't believe you broke up with me because you think I love Sam," Brooke scoffed. "I mean, of all people you could've chosen you think I'm "lusting" over my step-sister."

"You're not really step-sisters," Lily pointed out.

"Yeah, Mike and Jane never signed the adoption papers, remember?" Carmen asked.

"You're all being a pain in my ass," Sam ran her hand through her hair.

"If you guys let us leave now we promise we'll forget this ever happened," Brooke said.

"No one is leaving until one of you confesses your feelings," Lily said.

"We're tired of hearing you complain about each other every five seconds. The whole school knows you are meant to be together," Josh said. "So stop all your fighting and kiss or something."

"Yes, kiss. or something," Harrison smiled.

Lily punched Harrison in the shoulder. "Perv."

Harrison rubbed his shoulder and shrugged.

"If you do not let us out of here there will be hell to pay," Sam warned. "I'll write an article about all of you."

"You wouldn't," Carmen gasped.

"Well, okay, not you three," Sam said to her three friends. "But everyone else is front page news if I'm not out of here in five seconds."

"Okay, let them go," Nicole ordered.

Sugar Daddy moved away from the door and let Sam and Brooke leave.

"I don't believe them," Brooke said.

"They've totally lost it," Sam said.


Brooke and Sam were in Brooke's room talking about what happened at school.

"Our friends are stupid," Brooke said from her spot on her bed.

"I know. why would I want you? You're not my type," Sam was sitting on the edge of Brooke's bed.

"What do you mean I'm not your type? Is that an insult?" Brooke got off her bed and glared at Sam.

"I don't like airheads," Sam got up and stepped in front of Brooke.

"I am not an airhead!" Brooke yelled. "You're a stuck-up wannabe journalist."

"And you're a whore!" Sam yelled back.

"You're just jealous of me," Brooke surmised. "You want to be like me."

"Don't be so sure of yourself, McQueen," Sam was steaming now. "You priss!"

"Fake!" Brooke shot back.

"Bitch!" Sam retorted.

"Wannabe!" Brooke shouted.

"I hate you," Sam said.

"I hate you more," Brooke countered.

"Go to-" Sam was cut off by the contact of Brooke's lips on hers.

The kiss was intense. Tongues dueled and neither girl was backing down. Sam moved from Brooke's lips to her neck and Brooke put her hand under Sam's shirt. Several minutes later Sam pulled away.

"I-I. that was. an accident," Brooke stuttered.

"Yeah, spur of the moment thing," Sam agreed.

"Right," Brooke nodded. She was still trying to get her breathing back to normal.

"I'm going to go to my room now," Sam began backing away from the blonde.

There was a sudden knock on the door that caused both girls to jump.

"Yeah?" Brooke said.

Mike opened the door and looked from Brooke to Sam. They both looked flushed. "I heard yelling."

"You're hearing things," Brooke said. "There was no arguing going on in here."

"I'll let it slide this time, but next time there's gonna be some serious grounding," Mike said as he closed the door.

Sam went back to her room and took a deep breath. I will not admit that I loved that kiss. Sam thought to herself.

Brooke was lying on her bed staring at the ceiling. Sam's a great kisser. No, don't think that. Brooke covered her face with her hands. What if she puts this in the school paper? I'm so screwed.

Chapter Five

"Hey Brookie," Nicole walked up to her friend's locker. "How are ya?"

"Good, I'm good," Brooke answered quickly.

"You're not still upset about yesterday are you?" Nicole asked.

"No, it's forgotten about." Brooke put on her fake smile.

"Great! Now, don't forget we have cheerleading practice after school today with Mary Cherry and Popita." Nicole said.

"Alright," Brooke closed her locker.

The warning bell rang and the two blondes headed to class.


"Okay you bums, today you will work on a small lab with your partner. Don't break anything and if you get injured doing something you weren't suppose to that's not my problem." Bio Glass handed out the instructions for the lab and sat down behind its desk.

"Um, I'll go get the goggles," Sam said as she got up.

"Hey Sam, I hope what we did yesterday didn't cause any tension between you and Brooke," Lily said.

"There's no tension," Sam spat out quickly. "We're really just laughing about it."

"It's good you guys weren't all over each other when you got home," Carmen said.

"What do you mean all over each other? What did Brooke tell you? Whatever it was is a lie." Sam stared intently at her friends.

"Wow, switch to decaf, Sam," Lily suggested. "Carmen just meant that it's good you guys weren't at each others throats."

"I know nothing about anyone's throat," Sam grabbed two goggles and went back to her table.

"What was that about?" Carmen asked.

"I don't even know," Lily sighed.


Brooke was fixing her makeup in the Novak when Sam walked in. Oh God. I can't escape her. We might as well talk about what happened. "Sam, we need to talk."

"About what?" Sam asked.

"I'm pretty sure you know," Brooke rolled her eyes.

Sam looked under all the stalls and turned to Brooke. "Okay. talk."

"Did the kiss mean anything to you?" Brooke asked nervously.

Sam began to fidget with the hem of her shirt. "I'm not going to lie. I felt something. D-did you?"

"Yeah," Brooke said quietly.

"Do you want to pursue this thing between us?" Sam asked.

"Do you want to?" Brooke asked. "Cause I think I want to."

"I'd need to think about it," Sam answered. "Is that okay?"

"Yeah, that's fine," Brooke nodded. "Um, I should go." Brooke grabbed her purse from the counter.

"Brooke," Sam stopped her. "I hope I'm not hurting you. I just need some time."

Brooke gave Sam a genuine smile. "It's fine, really. We'll talk later."

Sam returned Brooke's smiled. "Okay."


Brooke was at cheerleading practice but her mind was somewhere else. She couldn't stop thinking about Sam.

"Brooke, you're not paying attention." Brooke came back to reality at the sound of Nicole's annoyed voice.

"Sorry, I just have a lot on my mind," Brooke apologized.

"Well get it together," Nicole instructed.

Brooke nodded and got back into the routine Nic was teaching.


Brooke was physically and mentally tired. She walked into her house and was greeted by her dad and Jane.

"How was your day, Princess?" Mike asked.

"Okay," Brooke replied.

"Are you alright Brooke?" Jane asked. "You don't look too well."

"I'm just tired," Brooke went to her room and sat down on her bed. After awhile she decided she wanted to talk to Sam so she made her way over to journalist's room.

"Hey," Brooke said to Sam who was on her laptop. "Writing an article?"

"Yeah," Sam nodded.

"What about?" Brooke asked curiously.

"Glamazons," Sam answered.

"Sam!" Brooke exclaimed. "Haven't you written enough articles about the Glamazons?"

"No," Sam shook her head.

Brooke sighed. "So. how are you?"

"I'm good," Sam finished typing her article and turned to face Brooke. "How 'bout yourself?"

"I'm going crazy. I can't stop thinking about you," Brooke knelt down in front of Sam and placed a hand on the brunette's face. "Can I kiss you?"

"Brooke," Sam sighed. "I told you I needed time to think."

"I know, but I. please?" Brooke didn't care if it sounded like she was begging.

"One quick kiss," Sam tried to sound calm even though she was excited.

Brooke brought her lips up to meet Sam's and instead of pulling away like she was supposed to she deepened the kiss. Sam wanted to stop the kiss at first but she got lost in the moment. The kiss was ended when both girls finally needed oxygen.

"Sam, I want you," Brooke confessed as she played with Sam's hair.

"Brooke," Sam moved Brooke's hand away from her head.

"I know, I know," Brooke stood up. "You need time."

"No," Sam said deciding she's had enough time.

"Then what is it?" Brooke asked.

"I was just wondering. uh, do you maybe want to go on a date with me tonight?" Sam asked shyly.

Brooke got the biggest smiled on her face. "I'd love to."

"Um, do you wanna go to the movies?" Sam asked.

"Yeah," Brooke said. "I should go get ready."

"Brooke," Sam pointed to her watch. "You still have a couple of hours. It's early."

"I know, but I always try on a bunch of outfits before I can make up my mind. I'm just getting a head start." Brooke went over to Sam, gave her a small kiss, and went back to her room.

Sam jumped up and down excitedly with a big smile on her face. "I'm going on a date with Brooke she," She sang.


The girls had left to the movies a couple of minutes ago. Mike and Jane were talking in the living room.

"They are so close to getting together," Jane said.

"They are not," Mike disagreed. "They were arguing just yesterday."

"They went out to the movies together," Jane pointed out. "They're getting along."

"That doesn't mean anything," Mike said. "You're gonna lose this bet.

Jane rolled her eyes. "I hope you have your credit card ready."

Chapter Six

Brooke and Sam were at the back of the movie theater and Sam was trying to pay attention to the movie. It was some chick flick she had never heard of. They were holding hands and Brooke was rubbing Sam's knuckles with her thumb. There were only about ten people in the theater.

Should I put my arm around her shoulder or something? Sam thought.

Brooke picked up her drink and noticed it was done. She put it back down and continued to watch the movie.

"Are you thirsty?" Sam whispered handing Brooke her coke.

"Thanks," Brooke smiled and took the drink from Sam. She took a big gulp and handed it back. Sam put the cup back in its holder.

"Are you enjoying the movie?" Brooke asked Sam.

"It's okay," Sam lied. She had no idea what was going on in the movie. She didn't even remember what it was called. She'd have to check her ticket later.

"I'm not really paying attention to the movie," Brooke said.

"Neither am I," Sam admitted. "I just thought you were so I said I was."

"I can come back and see this movie later with Nicole. I'd rather be spending my time talking to you right now. Wanna go get something to eat?" Brooke asked.

"Sure," Sam smiled.


Sam and Brooke had eaten burgers and fries for their dinner. Sam was now driving them home which proved to be a difficult task since Brooke had her hand moving idly up and down Sam's thigh.

"So, how was our first date?" Sam asked trying to ignore the hand on her thigh.

"Great," Brooke beamed.

"Are we keeping this us thing a secret?" Sam asked.

"No," Brooke responded. "You can tell who ever you want. except the parentals."

"Definitely not the parentals," Sam said stopping at a red light. "So we're agreeing to tell our friends?"

"Yeah, it's not like they'll have a problem with it since they were the ones trying to hook us up," Brooke pointed out. "Now enough with the interrogation."

"Just one more question. You're in this for the long haul right?" Sam asked.

"Of course I am," Brooke nodded.

Sam let out the breath she didn't know she was holding. She stepped on the gas pedal when the light turned green.

Sam and Brooke snuck upstairs quietly so they wouldn't wake up their parents who were sleeping in the living room. Brooke didn't let go of Sam's hand until they were outside her room door.

"Do you want to hang out in my room for awhile?" Brooke asked.

"Um, sure," Sam followed Brooke into her room.

Brooke sat on her bed and Sam sat on the chair near the dresser.

"Sam," Brooke said.

"Yeah?" Sam shifted in the chair.

"You can sit here next to me," Brooke patted the empty space beside her.

Sam got up and made her way slowly towards Brooke. "So what do you want to do?"

Brooke shrugged. "We can talk."

"Okay," Sam licked her lips nervously.

"Sam, relax," Brooke tried to assuage Sam's nerves. "You're wound up too tight."

Sam took a deep breath and closed her eyes.

"Here, let me help you. Take off your shirt and lay down on your stomach. I'll give you a massage." Brooke said.

Sam did as Brooke instructed. She was now in her light blue jeans that were torn at the knees and a white bra. Brooke began to rub Sam's shoulders. She felt Sam shiver slightly at her touch and grinned. Brooke was fascinated at the softness of Sam's skin and moved her hands to her lower back. Sam was falling into a light sleep when she felt Brooke's tongue on her back. She turned onto her back and Brooke began to kiss her stomach.

"Brooke. wait," Sam sat up and put her shirt back on.

"Did I do something wrong?" Brooke asked confused.

"No, you didn't do anything wrong," Sam reassured the blonde. "It's just that we're just getting into this relationship and I want to take things slow."

"Oh right, I'm sorry. I understand. We'll take things slow. I can wait until you're ready," Brooke was blushing and Sam found it rather cute.

Sam smiled and gave Brooke a kiss. "I'm going to go get ready for bed. Do you want to shower first?"

"You can go first," Brooke said.

As soon as Sam left and closed the door Brooke banged her head repeatedly on the back of her bed head. "Stupid, stupid, stupid." She repeated. "I scared her away with my raging hormones."


The next morning Brooke and Sam were in the kitchen making out. Sam was sitting on the counter and Brooke was standing in between her legs. When they heard their parents coming down the stairs they separated quickly. Sam jumped of the counter and sat down at the table and Brooke pretended to be looking through the fridge.

"Morning girls," Mike smiled. "How was the movie?"

"It was. interesting," Brooke answered casually. "Sam didn't like it because it had too much romance. You know she's into all those stupid action movies." Brooke pulled a carton of orange juice out of the fridge.

"Action movies are not stupid," Sam said. "Romance movies are cheesy. They're all the same. Guy meets girl, guy wins girl's love, they get married and live happily ever after."

"Oh, cause watching guys beat the crap out of each other is so much better," Brooke rolled her eyes and poured herself a glass of orange juice. She put the carton back and closed the fridge.

"It's too early in the morning to be arguing," Mike said. "It's time for you two to go to school."

Brooke took a couple of sips of her drink and decided she didn't want anymore. As she was getting ready to pour the rest of it down the sink Sam took it and finished it for her. When Sam turned around to grab her backpack from off the table she saw Mike and Jane looking at her strangely.

"What?" Sam asked. "She was about to waste a perfectly good glass of orange juice, and besides, I was lessening the amount of dishes you wash a day. Anyway, we have to go to school or we'll be late. Bye."

When Sam and Brooke got outside Sam cursed herself. "I wasn't thinking when I did that."

"It's alright," Brooke said. "They won't make a big deal about it. Drive safely. I'll see you at school." Brooke headed towards her car and Sam went to hers.

Chapter Seven

Sam spotted Harrison walking to his class and quickly walked over to him. "Hey."

"Hey Sammy," Harrison said. "What's up?"

"I'm dating Brooke," Sam whispered so only Harrison's ears would hear her.

"Finally," Harrison said. "Carmen wanted to write Jerry Springer so he could do a segment on "Step-sisters who love each other but won't admit it." I'm sure it's already been done."

"So you're okay with this?" Sam asked. "I know it might be hard to accept."

"I'm happy for you Sam," Harrison gave her hug. "Does everyone else know?"

"Nope," Sam shook her head. "Me and Brooke want Mary Cherry, Nicole, Carmen, and Lily to be in the same room when we tell them."

"Why?" Harrison asked.

"We want to ask something of them," Sam said. "Well, Brooke does anyway."

"Good luck with that," Harrison smiled. "Get to class. You're gonna be late."

Sam smiled at her friend and left.


After school in the Novak.

Brooke had told Sugar Daddy and Josh about her relationship with Sam after Bio class. They reacted the same way Harrison did with Sam. Now she and Sam were in the Novak waiting for their other friends to show up. Lily and Carmen were the first to show up and then several minutes later Mary Cherry and Nicole walked in. Everyone took a seat and faced Brooke and Sam.

"So, what's this all about?" Nicole asked.

"Brooke and I are dating now," Sam said.

"It's about damn time," Nicole said. "If I had to listen to Brooke complain about you one more time I would've hurt someone. Preferably you." Nicole said to Sam.

"This is great," Lily grinned. "Do the boys know?"

"Yeah," Brooke nodded. "And I wanted this meeting because I wanted you guys to start getting along."

"Excuse me?" Mary Cherry said. "Ah don't think ah heard ya right."

"Brooke wants everyone to get along now," Sam said. "No more fighting between our two groups. I told her it wouldn't happen but she's hard-headed."

Brooke slapped Sam on the arm lightly. "You're not helping."

"I refuse to be seen talking to scum," Nicole scoffed. "I have a reputation to withhold."

"And so do ah," Mary Cherry agreed.

"I'm sorry Brooke, but I'm going to find it hard to communicate with your fur wearing, animal hating friends," Lily said. "It'll go against all I believe in."

"Oh shut up, lil' Lily," Mary Cherry said. "You know you want me."

"Whatever," Lily shuddered in disgust.

"I can't stand Nicole," Carmen said. "She's such a bitch."

Nicole shot Carmen a dirty look. "I'm not too crazy about you either."

"And what about Joe, Josh, and SD?" Mary Cherry asked.

"Harrison," Sam corrected the Texan.

"They aren't as bad as you guys," Brooke answered. "Can't you at least give it a shot. please?"

"One lunch," Sam said. "If it works out great. If it doesn't then it doesn't. It's not like I really want to do this but Brooke asked so-"

"Fine," Nicole cut Sam off. "But I'm only doing this for Brookie. Now I have a hair appointment I need to get to. Bye now." Nicole got up and left.

"I have a pedicure appointment," Mary Cherry said following Nicole out of the restroom.

"Ew," Lily said. "I feel sorry for anyone who has to touch Mary Cherry's feet. That's just a cruel and unusual punishment."

"So are you two in?" Brooke asked.

"I guess," Carmen sighed.

"Awesome," Brooke smiled.

Lily and Carmen left leaving Brooke and Sam alone.

"You could've been a little more helpful," Brooke said turning to her girlfriend.

"I can't stand your friends Brooke," Sam pointed out.

"Sam," Brooke sighed. "You said you'd try. Were you lying?"

"No," Sam said.

"Good," Brooke leaned in and gave Sam a little kiss. "Lets stay here for awhile." Brooke brought her lips back to Sam's in a more demanding kiss. She backed Sam up until she fell back onto the plush couch that was in the middle of the Novak. Sam placed one hand behind Brooke's head and the other on her waist. Brooke moaned into the kiss and put her hand under Sam's shirt. Sam pushed Brooke away when her hand became dangerously close to her breast.

Brooke got off of Sam. "Sorry. I got lost in the moment and forgot you wanted to take things slow."

"It's okay," Sam said catching her breath.

"Do you really want to wait?" Brooke whined.

Sam laughed. "Aren't you the same one who told me to not rush into my first time?"

"That was a long time ago," Brooke said. "I thought you and George would've. you know."

"George wasn't the one," Sam said. "I didn't feel a deep connection with him."

"Do you feel a deep connection with me?" Brooke asked curiously.

"Yeah," Sam said softly. She gave Brooke a kiss on her forehead.

"Then we don't have to wait," Brooke urged.

"Horny much?" Sam laughed.

"Okay, okay," Brooke raised her arms in defeat. Brooke dropped her hands to her side and became serious. "Sam, I think you're the one."

"The one what?" Sam asked confused.

"I love you," Brooke whispered.

"I-uh-you what?" Sam looked shocked.

"I love you," Brooke repeated.

Sam just stood there looking at Brooke like a deer caught in head lights.

"You don't have to say it back," Brooke rushed out. "I just wanted to tell you how I feel."

She loves me? Sam thought to herself. Do I feel the same way? Well, I like her a lot. Who am I kidding? I do love her. I'm just not ready to say it yet.

"Sam?" Brooke brought Sam out of her daze. "Are you okay?"

"Yeah," Sam nodded. "I'm fine. We should go before my mom and your dad send a search party out looking for us."

Chapter Eight

Lunch at Kennedy High.

The blondes and brunettes were sitting down across from each other.

"I know you geeks are excited to be sitting next to us but don't brag about it," Nicole said.

Brooke nudged Nicole in the side.

"What?" Nicole asked dumbfounded.

Brooke rolled her eyes and looked over at Lily, Carmen, and Harrison. "So, how's everyone doing?"

"Good," all three of them replied.

"And you?" Carmen asked.

"I'm okay," Brooke smiled. "Where's Sam though? I haven't seen her."

"She's reading over her article before she prints it," Harrison answered. "She'll be here in a couple of minutes."

Lily pulled a clipboard and a pen out of her backpack and handed them to Brooke. "Do you mind signing my petition? It's to stop that old tree that's been around for centuries from being cut down."

"Sure," Brooke signed the petition.

"Let me see that," Nicole took the petition and pen from her friend. She read the paper, signed it, and handed it back to Lily.

Lily looked at the petition and gave Nicole a cold stare. "Loser." She read what Nicole had written out loud.

Mary Cherry laughed and Brooke shook her head and sighed.

"Ill sign your petition, Lily," Sugar Daddy said.

"Thanks, SD," Lily handed the clipboard over to Sugar Daddy.

Sam walked up to the table and sat down across from Brooke. "Hey."

"Hey, Sammy," Brooke grinned.

Sam grabbed a fry from Lily's tray and nibbled on it. "What's going on?"

"Lily here is passin' around her stupid petition," Mary Cherry replied.

"It's not stupid," Carmen said.

"At least she has goals in life," Sam added.

"Guys, no more fighting remember?" Brooke said.

The girls shut up and glared at each other.

"Sam, I read your review of the play I was in," Josh smiled. "It was nice. Thanks."

"I was just being honest," Sam smiled back.

"Spam wrote something nice?" Nicole asked shocked. "I'm surprised. I thought she could only write slanderous articles."

"Brooke, can you muffle your dog?" Sam asked

Brooke kicked Sam's shin from under the table. "Ow!" Sam yelled.

"Behave," Brooke ordered.

Sam stuck her tongue out at her girlfriend.

"Put that thing away until later," Brooke quipped.

Sam winked at Brooke and began to laugh.

"I'm gonna barf," Nicole said. "Stop with the mushiness."

"Yeah y'all, I'm tryin' to eat," Mary Cherry added.

"Carmen, do you want my muffin?" Nicole asked. "I know it takes a lot to fill you up."

"Nicole, do you ever shut up?" Sam asked angrily.

"I was just being nice," Nicole said.

"Nicole, you can take that muffin and shove it up your ass," Carmen said calmly. "It can keep that stick you have up there company.

"Alright Carmen!" Sam and Carmen high-fived.

Nicole jumped out of her sit and slammed her hands on the table. "That's it. Me and you, right now!"

"Hey!" Brooke yelled. "Sit down!"

"This isn't gonna work," Nicole said. "I can't sit with people who are going to disrespect me."

"Whatever," Carmen said getting up. "Let's go back to our table." Harrison and Lily got up and followed Carmen.

"You comin' Sam?" Harrison asked.

Sam glanced at Brooke and gave her an apologetic look. "Sorry." Sam got up and joined her friends.

"Nicole," Brooke said impatiently as her friend sat down.

"You can't turn enemies into friends, Brookie," Nicole said studying her nails.

"But me and Sam-" Brooke began before MC cut her off.

"Y'all don't count," Mary Cherry said. "You're like doin' each other."

Brooke turned bright red. "We are not."

The lunch bell rang and the three blondes got up.

"Wow, time sure does fly doesn't it?" Nicole asked. "Now, Brooke please tell me we're not eating another lunch with those social rejects."

"It wasn't that bad. I'll catch you guys later," Josh said as he and Sugar Daddy left.

"We're not having another lunch with Sam's friends," Brooke said. "But you can still try to be nice, you know?"

"Yeah, yeah, yeah," Nicole said ushering her friend out of the cafeteria.


Brooke knocked on Sam's room door and didn't get an answer. She opened the door and saw Sam doing her homework. Brooke smiled and went over to her girlfriend.

Sam looked up and saw the blonde. "You're not mad at me are you? It's really hard to get along with Nicole."

"I'm not mad," Sam scooted over so Brooke could lie down next to her. She closed her text book and tossed it on the floor.

"Where are the parentals?" Sam asked.

"Out," Brooke answered simply.

"Awesome," Sam said. "Now, I remember you saying something about putting my tongue away until later."

Brooke kissed Sam for a brief moment and then pulled away. "I actually wanted to talk to you about something."

Sam sat up and gave Brooke her undivided attention.

"Yesterday in the Novak when I said I love you," Brooke began.

"You didn't mean it did you?" Sam asked.

"Of course I meant it," Brooke said. "I don't just go around saying it to random people."

"Oh," Sam was looking at her bed as if it was the most interesting thing in the world.

"Sam, look at me," Sam looked up at Brooke and stuck her tongue into her cheek.

Brooke found Sam's nervousness cute and smiled. "Anyway, I hope I didn't freak you out too much. I know I'm moving a little too fast."

"I wasn't freaked out," Sam reassured her. "I was just caught off guard."

"Okay, good," Brooke began to relax now.

"Brooke, I-," Sam was cut off by the phone ringing.

"You what Sam?" Brooke was hoping Sam was gonna say she loved her.

"I need to answer the phone," Sam said getting up.

"That's not what you were going to say," Brooke said as Sam walked to the door.

"Yes it was!" Sam yelled so Brooke could hear her from the hallway. "I have ESP!"

Chapter Nine

The next day at school Sam's group of friends and Brooke's group of friends stayed away from each other. It was a peaceful day and Brooke was grateful for that. She and Sam had skipped biology and locked themselves into their favorite make out spot, the Novak. She hadn't spoken to Sam since then because Nicole and Mary Cherry were complaining that she had abandoned them for the lower class, so she spent the rest of the day with them. Now she was at home in basement doing laundry. Sam had stayed at school to print tomorrow's school paper from what Lily told her. She wasn't sure if she was home yet but she would check as soon as she was done with her current task.

"Sam, can you run down to the basement and give Brooke this shirt so she can add it to the load she's washing?" Jane asked.

Sam took the red shirt from her mom. "If I'm not back up here in ten minutes then Brooke finally got up the nerves to kill me."

Jane rolled her eyes at her daughter.

When Sam entered the laundry room she saw Brooke adding detergent into the washing machine.

"Hey," Sam greeted. "Mom wants you to throw this in there." Sam handed Brooke the shirt.

"Anything else?" Brooke asked turning to Sam.

"Nope," the brunette shook her head. Sam saw the mischievous glint in Brooke's eyes.

Brooke pulled the top of Sam's shirt down her shoulder a little bit so she could see Sam's bra strap. "Your bra's black. It can go into the machine."

"But I'm wearing it at the moment," Sam's voice was lower than it usually was.

"Not for long," Brooke captured Sam's lips with her own. As soon as things got too heated Sam pushed Brooke away.

"What?" Brooke sounded a little irritated.

"One, parents are upstairs. Two, what happened to taking things slow? And three, I do not want our first time to be in here," Sam said.

Brooke sighed. "You should head back upstairs."

"You're upset with me," Sam said sadly.

"Just a little frustrated," Brooke admitted. "But I can and totally will wait until you're ready. I love you."

Brooke caught the sadness in Sam's eyes. "It is alright for me to say that to you right? It doesn't make you uncomfortable or anything does it?"

"I feel bad that I'm not ready to say it yet," Sam said. "After you say it there's always an awkward silence."

"I could stop," Brooke suggested.

"No," Sam placed her hand on Brooke's cheek. "I like hearing you say it."

Brooke smiled and kissed Sam on the nose.

"Sam!" Jane yelled for her daughter. Both girls separated quickly. "Your friends are here!"

"I forgot they were coming over," Sam said.

"Nicole's coming here too," Brooke warned.

"Blah," Sam went upstairs to greet her friends.


"Aw Sam, that's so cute," Carmen chirped. "You're afraid of saying "I love you."

"I'm not afraid to say it. I love you three," Sam said to prove her point.

"We love you too," Harrison smiled.

"But that's not what I meant," Carmen said. "And you know it."

"But it's good that you're not saying it just because Brooke said it," Lily said. "You have to be sure you're ready to let your guard down."

"Thanks, Lily," Sam said.

"Do we have to talk about this girly stuff?" Harrison asked.

"Do you have anything else in mind?" Carmen asked.

"Did any of you see WWE Raw last night? Kane got messed up," Harrison said.

Lily rolled her eyes. "Wrestling promotes violence. It's just not right."

Harrison, Carmen, and Sam sat back and prepared themselves for a long rant.


"I can't believe you told her you loved her," Nicole said. She and Brooke were outside in Brooke's backyard going over cheerleading routines. "She's going to follow you around like a love sick puppy now."

"She is not," Brooke said. "And she didn't even say it back."

"What?" Nicole asked shocked.

"She's not ready to say it," Brooke said. "She needs time."

"Time my ass!" Nicole shouted. "You're supposed to be the one in control of this relationship, Brooke. Not that bum."

"Quiet, Nicole," Brooke whispered. "Someone's going to hear you. And no one "controls" the relationship. We're in this together."

"Not from my view point," Nicole said. "She's got you wrapped around her finger. She's bringing your social status down."

"Nicole, can we not do this?" Brooke asked.

"Fine," Nicole said. "I was just trying to help."


Mike knocked on Sam's door and entered. "Jane and I are going out for awhile. Can you tell Brooke we're gone when she comes in? I don't want to bother her and Nicole while they're practicing."

"Sure," Sam nodded.

"Thanks," Mike closed the door and left.

"I'm bored," Carmen said.

"Let's go bother Nicole," Harrison said getting up.

"Yeah, that's always fun," Lily said.


Sam walked outside to where her girlfriend and Nicole were doing cheerleading moves.

"What do you geeks want?" Nicole said stopping her actions.

"Mike and mom left," Sam said to Brooke. "I was just lettin' ya know."

"Now she knows," Nicole said. "Now go away."

"She lives here," Harrison said. "She can stay here if she wants."

"No one was talking to you," Nicole snapped. "Make yourself useful and go get me some water."

"Make sure you spit in it," Carmen said.

"Ew," Nicole said. "Brooke, get your girlfriend and her friends to leave so we can get back to practice."

"I'm kind of tired," Brooke said. "Maybe we should go inside."

"Fine," Nicole said.

Nicole grabbed Sam by the upper arm and pulled her back as she was walking away. "We need to talk."

"Nicole," Brooke warned.

"I just have a few words to say to her," Nicole said. "She'll be there in a minute."

Brooke looked at Sam who nodded letting Brooke know it was okay for her to go inside. She followed the others leaving Sam and Nicole alone.

"Listen and listen good because I will not repeat myself," Nicole said in a murderous tone. "For some odd reason Brooke loves you. I can accept that. I'm cool with it. But you will not have her running around drooling over you. She is the most popular girl in school and she doesn't need you bringing her rep down. When Brooke was dating Josh she had him whipped not the other way around. Now she's dating you and she's well. whipped. I'm not accepting this."

"All I heard come out of your mouth was shit. I am not trying to control Brooke," Sam said angrily.

"Whatever," Nicole said. "I've got my eye on you." Nicole went into the Palace leaving Sam outside confused.

Chapter Ten

"What'd Nicole say to you?" Brooke asked Sam as she entered the bathroom.

"Nothing really," Sam said as she picked up her tooth brush.

"Saaam," Brooke whined. "Tell me what she said."

"To sum it all up she basically said I was bad for you and stuff like that." Sam put toothpaste on her toothbrush.

"Ignore her," Brooke said as she watched Sam brush her teeth. "Nicole's just being Nicole."

When Sam was done she turned to Brooke. "Where are mom and Mike?"

"On a date," Brooke replied.

"So, what do you want to do?" Sam asked.

"Follow me to my domain." Brooke pulled Sam into her room and began to kiss her fiercely. Sam kissed back with equal passion as they made their way over to Brooke's bed. Sam let Brooke pull off her shirt and Brooke took this as a good sign. Sam moved her hands down to the button on Brooke's jeans. Brooke noticed Sam's trembling hands and stilled them with her own.

"You don't want to do this do you?" Brooke asked.

Sam looked down while biting her lower lip and shook her head.

"Then why-" Brooke began before Sam cut her off.

"I want to make you happy," Sam whispered with her head still down.

"You don't have to sleep with me to make me happy. And what makes you think I'm not happy now?" Brooke raised Sam's head so she would look at her.

"Cause you're not "in control." I figured if I let you decide whether we sleep together or not you'd feel like you were the dominate one in the relationship and you'd be happy," Sam explained.

"You're thinking this way because of Nicole aren't you?" Brooke asked.

"She thinks I have you whipped," Sam said.

"I'm happy with the way things are going," Brooke said. "Are you?"

"Yes," Sam nodded.

"Than that's all that matters," Brooke said. "I love you."

"I love you too," Sam said giving Brooke a hug.

Brooke thought her ears were playing tricks on her. "Did you say what I think you just said?"

"I love you, Brooke," Sam repeated.

Brooke smiled widely and kissed Sam.

"Brooke, I think I'm ready," Sam said.

"Sam, we don't have to," Brooke said tucking a strand of Sam's hair behind her ear.

"I want to," Sam said. "If you still want to."

"I so want to," Brooke pulled Sam in for a heart stopping kiss.


"You seem extremely happy," Lily said when Sam approached her at her locker.

"Yeah, very chipper," Carmen agreed.

"I'm just in a good mood is all," Sam smiled. "How are you two doing?"

"I'm doing well," Carmen answered.

"Me too," Lily replied. "I had a question for you though."

"And what's that?" Sam asked.

"When are you and Brooke going to tell your parents about your new found relationship?" Lily asked.

"There goes my good mood," Sam sighed. "I don't know. Me and Brooke haven't talked about it."

"Well you should," Lily said. "Before they find out on their own."

"I'll talk to Brooke about it today," Sam said.


Brooke walked into the Novak and saw Nicole reapplying her eyeliner.

"Hey Brookie," Nicole smiled.

"Sam told me what you said to her," Brooke said.

"Psssh, don't tell me you're upset," Nicole said putting her eyeliner away.

"I was," Brooke nodded. "Nicole, I don't want my relationship with Sam to be ruined because of you."

"I'll learn to bite my tongue when it comes to commenting on your relationship," Nicole promised. "But I will not start being nice."

Brooke thought for a moment. "That's good enough."


Sam and Brooke walked inside their house and found that it was empty.

"It seems we have the house to ourselves," Brooke smiled as she went in for a kiss.

Sam kissed Brooke and pulled away. "We need to talk."

"That doesn't sound good," Brooke said as she followed Sam into the kitchen. "What's up?"

"When are we going to tell Mike and mom about us?" Sam asked. "Lily brought it up today and I told her we'd talk about it."

"Eh, never?" Brooke suggested.

"Alright, sounds good," Sam smiled.

The two girls began to kiss. Several minutes later they were still in the same spot when they heard someone clear their throat. They pulled away and turned to the source of the noise.

"Mom!" Sam exclaimed. "We can explain."

"Yeah," Brooke said. "I tripped and fell on her lips."

Sam looked at Brooke and flicked her in the head.

"What was that for?" Brooke asked.

"You fell on my lips?" Sam asked. "What kind of explanation is that?"

"I didn't hear you coming up with anything," Brooke crossed her arms across her chest.

"I didn't have enough time," Sam pointed out.

"Girls," Mike said.

The girls ceased their arguing and waited for the yelling to begin.

Mike pulled out his wallet and handed Jane his credit card. "Please don't send me into a depth."

Jane took the card triumphantly.

"What are you guys doing?" Brooke asked.

"Oh, your dad bet me his credit card that you two wouldn't get together and I said that you would," Jane explained. "I won."

"You knew about us?" Sam asked confused.

"No," Jane shook her head. "We just knew you two liked each other."

"You knew we liked each other before we knew we liked each other?" Brooke asked.

"That's right," Mike nodded.

"And you made a bet?" Sam exclaimed. "What kind of parents are you?"

"Well, it was Mike's idea," Jane said.

"You didn't have to agree to it," Mike pointed out.

"I don't believe this," Sam said. "Our parents bet on our love life."

"I for one am ashamed," Brooke said.

"And you guys aren't mad or anything?" Sam asked.

"I'll admit when I first realized you two had a thing for each other I went into denial, but it's so obvious," Mike said. "I came to terms with it. And it's okay with me."

"What he said," Jane said.

"Well, I have a meeting to prepare for," Mike said.

"I'm gonna go help him," Jane and Mike left the kitchen.

"Is this a dream?" Sam asked Brooke.

"Brooke pinched Sam on the arm.

"Ow!" Sam yelled.

"Not a dream," Brooke said.

Sam pinched Brooke back.

"Hey!" Brooke said.

"You pinched me first," Sam said.

"I'm still in shock," Brooke stated. "Our parents knew we liked each other. before we did, they betted on it, and they're okay with it."

"I feel like I'm in the twilight zone," Sam said.

"Wanna go see that movie we never finished?" Brooke asked.

"That romance shit? No," Sam declined. "We need to do the homework we never finished yesterday since we were busy doing other things."

"Like each other," Brooke smiled. "Let's get to it then."


"So they knew you had a thing for one another?" Lily asked.

"Yep," Sam nodded.

"And they made a bet on it?" Nicole asked.

"Yep, my dad betted his credit card," Brooke answered.

"They aren't freaked out?" Carmen asked.

"Not at all," Sam answered.

"Your parents are totally whacked," Brooke and Sam's friends said simultaneously.

"I think there's hope for our two groups yet!" Brooke smiled.

"I really doubt that," Sam disagreed.

"You're such a pessimist," Brooke sighed.

"And you're too damn perky," Sam retorted.

Brooke kissed Sam on the cheek. "I love you."

"I love you too."

-the end-

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