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Date Posted:17:36:04 06/09/03 Mon In reply to:
's message, "Fan-fic "Good Times" Part 1" on 17:28:33 06/09/03 Mon
"Look! Look, out there! There's one right there!" I said. It was almost 3 months later, and Paul and I were sitting on the beach watching some dolphins play out in the ocean. "Yeah, oh look, there's one right beside it!" Paul pointed out to another dolphin. "Lee, here's your ice-cream." Jo said walking up behind me with the rest of the band. Jon handed Paul his ice-cream, and they all sat down on the blanket we had spread out on the beach. "Ave you seen any?" Jo asked. "Yeah, we saw about 2 or 3 just a second ago." I said. We had all been sitting out there that night trying to spot dolphins. We had seen the same 5 dolphins every night for the past week, while we would sit out and eat ice-cream. As I had second-guessed when I met Paul, my vacation was actually going very well, but we only had 3 more days left before we had to go home. I didn't want to leave! Beside the odd sun burn every now and thin, I was really enjoying myself. I had actually gotten a tan, believe it or not. I ranged my wore drowb to more then just black and blue, but enough to where it would match my hair. My video to my dad was coming along great. It was pretty long, though. I also got a few tapes of me and the band. They were a lot of fun to be around. Dissipate my childhood failures of having friends, I had made 7 new ones that I was going to hate to leave. How was I going to make it without them? For the past 2 months we would sit out on the beach and talk, and eat ice-cream. I had learned so much from them. "Oh, there's one right there!" Rachel said. "'Ook, 'ere's one 'ight beside it!" I said with a mouthful of ice-cream. "So, how are the love birds?" Tina asked with a laugh. "Uh, if you're talking about me and Heath, then we're fine. I can talk to him a lot better now. All he has to do is ask me out, now." We all laughed. "Ah, that would be so sweet if he did!" Hannah said. "Yes, it would!" I agreed. I finished eating my ice-cream and I laid my head on Paul's shoulder. He put his arm around me. I was starting to feel sleepy.
"Lee! Lee, wake up! It's time to get up!" I heard my mom yell. "Huh?" I groaned. "Wasn't I still out on the beach? What was I doing asleep?" I thought. I opened my eyes, and sat up n bed. My mom walked back in the room. "Sleep good?" My mom asked. "I can't believe you slept all last night, and half of this morning." Whad'ya mean? I don't even remember falling a sleep....come to think of it, I don't even remember coming back to the hotel!" I said. "I know. Paul said you feel asleep outside on the beach. Then he carried you back up here. You didn't wake up once." "Uhg..." I groaned again. "What time is it?" I asked. "It's 8:30," she said. "I think you're dad's on the phone. Michael talking to someone." I got out of bed and walked into the kitchen/living room where Mikey was. "Who ya talking to?" I asked Mikey. I grabbed a bowl and some cereal. "It's dad," Mike said. "Oh!" I said. I grabbed the mild out of the fridge. "You wanna talk to him?" Mikey asked. "Yeah, hang on." I sat the milk on the table and walked over to the phone. "Hello?" "Hey Lee! How's it goin girl?" "Pretty good. I'm just a bit sleepy." I've always hate early mornings, too." He said yawning. "Yeah, but we're supposed to spend all day today doing something. The band planed something for us
. There's no telling what they're up to."
"Go-karts? This is so wicked!" I said climbing out of our van. My mom had let Paul drive us. We were now in the parking lot of "Gilbert's Go Around Go-Karts". "We 'fought it would be kind'a cool just to chill a bit here first, before it got real hot." Bradley said. "Cool!" Mikey and Tacia both said. Now, all 11 of us had gotten out of the van. "So, ya ready then?" Paul asked. He had walked over and slipped his arm around my shoulder. "Yep!" I said.
"On your mark, get set.....GO!" The man in the booth yelled. We were on the go-kart tracks now. I was ahead so far, but Hannah and Rachel were right behind me. Jon suddenly pulled up right beside me, and drove right past all 3 of us. Then I drove past him. Then Rachel passed me and Paul drove right up beside me. "Yee-haw!" I could hear Paul yelling from his go-kart.
"I am the winner, you're all the losers!" Tacia chanted. "Shut up!" I said playfully. We were now back in the van talking. Tacia had come in first, Jon second, Rachel third, then Paul, Hannah, Jo, Tina, my mom, Mikey, Bradley, and then yes: I had come in last! But it was a lot of fun. "So, where are we going now?" I asked. "Well, um...to get something to eat I guess. Where do you wanna go?" Paul asked. "Let's go to McDonald's!" Tacia said. "No!" Michael and I snapped at the same time. Tacia laughed. She worked at McDonald's, and for some reason, actually liked it. "Do you wanna talk about the UPS man?" Tacia asked. "No!" Michael and I snapped again. "What does he wear again?" Tina asked joking. There was a UPS man that came into McDonald's everyday. She always told us what he wore, even though it's always the same thing, 'cos he wears a uniform! She had been driving all of us crazy talking about him, since she hadn't been able to see him for 3 months.
"Oh, somebody needs to take your picture!" Jo said to Paul and me. She pulled out my camera from my bag. "Move over a bit more!" She said. I scooted closer to Paul, and he put his arm around me. We both smiled and the camera flashed. We had ended up going to McDonald's. We were sitting in the back. We were sitting in a little booth....well, at least 7 of us were, then the rest of the 4 were sitting in chairs around the table. Before we had all finished eating, we took 9 pictures.
"So, now where are we going?" I asked once we were back on the van driving. "Well," Rachel said. "it's nearly 11:00 a.m. so we're going shopping. But, we're going to pick out an outfit, shoes, a skirts, trousers, tops anything. Then we're going to a spa, to have our hair done, makeup, nails, the works! Then we're all gonna go to a swanky restaurant. And don't worry, it's all on us." "How does that sound?" Hannah asked. "Wicked!" I replied. "Really cool!" Tacia said. "Wait....what 'bout the boys, what are they gonna do?" I asked. "Don't worry, they agreed to it! Ain't that right boys?" Jo said. "Yeah." The boys all said weakly. "Is it alright with you, Michael?" Tina asked. "Yeah it's okay." He said. He looked like he was embarrassed, though. All the girl laughed. "Oh...my....word!" I said once we had stepped into the mall. "This is massive!" "Well, at least Reachl'll have fun here." Jon said jokingly. "Ha,ha! I'm not that bad, but this does seem like a wicked shopping centre!" The 11 of us just stood there looking around. "Oh, they have a Gadzooks!" I said as I spotted the store. "So, we'll go in there first, yeah?" Paul asked. "Yeah, sure." Bradley said.
"What'cha think about this?" I asked coming out of the dressing room in a store called "Wet Seal". "I like that one!" Jo said. "Woo-hoo!" "Yee-haw!" The boys said clapping their hands joking. I started laughing too hard to stand up straight. "Lee, we can't see what it looks like anymore!" My mom said. "Oh dear!" I said standing up straight. "Um....I actually really like that...." Paul said. He smiled at me. All Summer it had been hard for us not to flirt with each other. Paul had ever told me he still couldn't think of me as only 13 years old. I was now 14, though. I had on a black slinky dress that came right above my knees. It had little, thin straps. "Okay, so my hair's blue, and it looks a bit....odd." I said looking at myself in the mirror. "But, I think if it's up, in like a little bun, and curled, it wouldn't look too.....freakish!" I turned back around to them. "Yeah, I like that dress better then any of 'em." Hannah said. "Okay, so I'll get this one!" I said.
"Oh, that was loads of fun!" I said as we were walking out of the mall. "Yeah, it was!" Tacia agreed. I had ended up getting the black dress, some black shoes, and a little see-threw-black-type jacked with little furry collar and selves. (I had to fight Jon to get it) And Paul bought me a shirt that says, "Princess" and a pair of red trousers, just because I thought they looked cool. "C'mon boys, we're gonna be late!" Rachel teased.
"What time is it?" Tina asked. "It's 6:45." I said. We were in the spa sitting in chairs. Tina was sitting right beside me. The 7 of us girls were sitting in a privet room. We had just gotten our hair washed, and it was up in towels. They were about to apply our faces mask, and had got out to get it. All of a sudden, all 4 boys walked in. They had on little robes that were pink, with towels on their heads, and different colored face masks on. They all sat down right in front of us, and we started laughing. "Oh my word!" Tina said. "It's not funny!" Jon said. "Yeah, we look like complete wallies!" Paul agreed. "Oh, I've got to have a picture of this!" I said. I reached under my chair and pulled out my camera out of my bag. "Move all together!" I said. Mikey refused to have his picture taken, but Jon, Brad, and Paul gave in, and let me take theirs. We finished up at the spa (They took the dye out of my hair!), and went our and ate diner. That night we all went and got ice-cream and are it on the beach. The next day we spend packed. That night we were sitting inside the beach bar eating ice-cream. "So, what do you think about you hair?" Jon asked. "Are you gonna leave it that way, or dye it again?" "I don't know if I'll dye it again or not. I kind'a like it like this. I'll probably dye it later, but no time soon." I said. Mandy Moore's song "Crush" came on. I smiled. It was just 3 months ago I was sitting outside this bar singing this song. Paul looked at me and smiled. I guess he was thinking about it, too. "C'mon!" He said standing up. He grabbed me hand. "Ay?" He pulled me out of my seat and we started dancing. I was a bit taller then him, so it was slightly weird. "So, Lee-girl, have you had fun this Summer?" "Well, kind'a. I met this really cool guy, who introduced me to six of his friends who happen to be just as wicked as him. I've done more with them then I ever would have done without them. I've gone parasailing, rode jet skies, learned how to roller blade, all of their dances they know, - did I mention they were in a band?" I asked. Paul shook his head no. "Well, they are. They also taught me how to be more patient with my family. Some of the "British lingo"....." I smiled at him. "Oh! Also, that there's more then just one type of ice-cream!" We both laughed. "So, Pauly, have you enjoyed your Summer?" I asked. "Yep. I met a totally brilliant girl, as well, - did I tell you?" Paul asked. I shook me head, and said, "Nope, you didn't." "Well, she's totally brilliant, wicked, type of person. She can make you laugh, she'll make you cry, and yet there's something about that smile that seems completely innocent. And whenever I look in her eyes it's like there's so much going on that I don't know, but I'll listen to whatever she says, because she makes in so much fun. She's taught me that you can be totally in love with someone, but you don't have to be all flirty. You can just enjoy them being there, and I do." I smiled at him. He was on of the most wonderful people I had ever met, and I was gonna miss him so much! "I don't wanna leave." I said after a few seconds of silence. "I'm actually having fun here." I looked at Paul and smiled. I was have such a great time for the first time ever in Florida, and was going to have to leave. "Why?" I thought. "Why did I get to meet them? Why did I get to become friends with them? Why did he have to sit down beside me? There were 3 or 4 other table with only one of two people sitter there. Why did I have to leave them? Why me?"
"That's the last bag." My mom said. It was 5:30 a.m. and he had just got through loading the van. I opened the door and threw my backpack into the back seat. I stepped back away from the van. "I'm really, really gonna miss all of you." I said to the band. "We're all gonna miss you, too!" Hannah said. "We'll come visit some time!" Rachel said. "Yeah! And maybe one day you can even come to England to see us. We'll have a wicked blast!" Paul said with a smile. "Oh!" I hugged Paul. "I'm just gonna miss you guys so much!" I almost started crying. "What and I gonna do without you?" I whispered to Paul. "Nothing, because you're not gonna be without us! We can write and phone each other, yeah?" "Yeah, I guess you're right, but I'm still gonna miss seeing you." I said. "Well, you have some pictures of me yeah? And the rest of the band? And I have some of you, so pretty much, we'll still get to see each other." He let go. I hugged all of them. "Here, I burnt their CD for you." Bradley handed me a jewl case with a CD in it. He had a cover that said "Mac's Magic Music". I laughed. "Cheers Brad." I hugged him again. "Here, there is for you as well!" Paul said. He grabbed something out of his bag and handed it to me. "Um, don't open it until you've left, though." He leaned in and kissed me on the cheek. "C'mon Lee, let's go." My mom said. The band hugged me mom, Tacia and Michael. "Bye guys! Have a safe flight home!" I said waving to the getting on the van. "You lot be careful, too!" Jon yelled as we pulled the van door closed. We waved to them as we pulled out of the car park, and I turned around in my seat to watch them walk across the side walk, by the front pool, where I first met Paul. I turned back around when I couldn't see them anymore. I looked at the listing on the back of my CD Bradley had given me. I smiled, he knew my taste in music all too well. I looked over at the present Paul had given me. I picked it up, and opened it. It was a huge photo album with "Good Times" written on it. I flipped open the first page. The chorus to their song "Good Times" was written there. There was a picture of the 8 of us in front of the ice-cream hut we went to. There was another picture of the 8 of us on the speed boat getting ready to parasail. Then there was a picture of Paul and me parasailing. It took 8 hours to get home, but I didn't realize it. I spent the whole time looking through the photo album and listening to the CD I got from Brad.
"Mom?" I yelled walking in the door. It was 2 weeks later, and I had just gotten in from school. "I'm in the kitchen, honey!" She yelled back. I walked into the kitchen and dropped my backpack in one of the chairs. "You got a letter from Paul." My mom said handing me there letter and smiling. I grabbed the letter. "Thank you!" I said. I ran into my room, and jumped on my bed, and opened the letter. I read it, and look around my room, if seemed to be so empty before, but now looking at the pictures of the band S Club 7 was different. I knew them, and very well for that matter. I read the letter again. Paul had reminded us about coming to England. I went to find some writing paper, and sat down and my desk. I started writing a letter back to Paul.
Hey! What are you up to? I just got your letter today. I only just got in from school. Yuck! Good news, Heath asked me out, isn't that wicked? I thought it was. (haha) Dad liked my video I made him. We went to his house last weekend and watched it. He said he really missed us, and even mom while we were away. He asked if he could go with us when we go on vacation again? Mom said he could! Can you believe it? Oh, I also asked mom if we could really go to England sometime, to see everyone again. She also said yes. She said we could come....on Christmas break!"
I looked at the picture of Paul and me Jo took in McDonald's, sitting on my desk. I couldn't wait for Christmas break. I looked over at my photo album they had given me. They really were Good Times.
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