Changes by Annabelle
Story Notes:

This story is never gonna be completed it because I just don't feel the need to finish it lol. It was my first fanfic tho.

1. Prologue by Annabelle

2. Chapter 1 by Annabelle

3. Chapter 2 by Annabelle

4. Chapter 3 by Annabelle

5. Chapter 4 by Annabelle

6. Chapter 5 by Annabelle

7. Chapter 6 by Annabelle

8. Chapter 7 by Annabelle

9. Chapter 8 by Annabelle

10. Chapter 9 by Annabelle

Prologue by Annabelle
Author's Notes:
This is my very first strory Changes hope ya'll like it but its not yet done!
~*Summer of 2003*~

Anna stood on her front porch looking at the boys playing across the street. It had been three weeks since she had moved to Key West in the Florida Keys and she still hadn't quite figured out why the boys across the street looked so familiar. Of course it would help if she went over and said hi, but she was too shy for that. It had been a hard move leaving all of her friends in Canada, but at least she could hang out with her friends Liz and Theresa for the next couple of weeks. She was so glad that the sisters were out on vacation or she thought she would have quickly sunk into depression. As it was she was still on the brink, but they had a knack for making her laugh so she was happy as long as they were around. She wondered oddly what they would think of the boys across the street. Maybe they would be able to figure it out. Though they'd probably just send her off to go talk to them. Feeling nervous at that suggestion, she walked across the lawn hoping they would just focus on their basketball game. She wondered to herself when the girls would be over while she bent down to get the newspaper, when suddenly she felt something really hard hit the side of her head, sending her sprawled out on the lawn. What was that? 'Are you okay", a male voice said.
She looked up about ready to tell whoever it was off, when she saw that it was the boy across the street. He stood tall above her, with long blonde hair hanging in his dark brown eyes. She took the hand that he was holding out gladly and tried to steady herself. That had HURT. She looked sideways at him while feeling the spot where the thing had hit her: a bump was already forming. She was about to ask him what the heck he thought he was doing when suddenly he spoke up.
'I'm really sorry about that. My brother has a strong arm and he wanted to make me run across the street like an idiot", he said loud enough for his brother to hear, "so he purposely threw the basketball hard against the backboard so i would. Contrary to how he is looking now, he is sorry. Trust me, he's just a bit of a moron." She looked over at his brother. He was holding his sides laughing his heart out. "I really am sorry about that", he continued. "Here let me walk you to the house. it's the least i can do. Are you sure you're okay?" he asked with another glance at me.
'Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks for the help, that hurt alot. I think helmets should be worn around all sports balls," Anna said.
The guy laughed out loud. "At least in your case huh? My name's Aaron. What's yours?"
"Anna", she answered. Her head hurt like it was going to explode. She needed to sit down. Aaron sensed that and hurried her to the house. He helped her through the front door and then her mom saw the two of them. She freaked out but quickly calmed back down once she realized that Anna was okay.
"ANNA!" her brother Jared said as he came down the stairs.
"WHAT!" Anna yelled.
"No need to yell i'm right here", Jared said.
"Okay what do you want?" she asked weakly holding her head.
"Liz called and wants to know if you're doing anything today 'cause her and Theresa want to hang out", he said.
Aaron apologizes again and Anna tells him that it's okay.
'Is there anything i can do to make it up to you?", he asked.
"No thank you, Aaron it isn't necessary. I appreciate you helping me in and all. Now i think i just want to lie down." He apologized then went back to his house. She could hear him yelling at his brother from the living room. She couldn't help but smile. It would really suck to be his brother right now, she thought then took it back after she saw him continue to laugh while Aaron whacked him on the head. Brothers, she thought. I think i need a nap. And upon entering her bedroom she proceeded to do just that.
Chapter 1 by Annabelle
Chapter 1

Aaron siged as he walked through the living room. He was still mad at Nick for hitting that girl across the street with the basketball.
"Anna," he reminded himself, "not 'that girl'."
Now she was a nice girl. She didn't even yell at him. Of course that might have been due to the fact that she was almost unconcious, but still, he liked to think that she was just really sweet.
Grinning, he looked out the window at her house.
It was a pretty, two story house with a nice lawn, and some flowers -- he couldn't tell what type from here -- in front of the windows. The driveway wasn't as big as his....
"That's it!" he thought. "I could invite her over to play basketball!
He was halfway towards the door before he remembered the basketball incident.
"Stupid!" Aaron sighed. "She probably wouldn't want to play with you, anyway."
Taking one last look at the house, he resigned himself to an afternoon of video games.

Anna looked outside. Was it just her, or did the curtains move across the street?
she went outside and she heard her dog princess sometimes she that the dog was her only friend but she knew that wasn't true so she deiced that she'd take her for walk since she's been tied up all day she grabed the leash and put it on her as they walked princess went over to Aarons' house Anna tired to get her to move but she failed
Just as
Aaron was about to beat the last level of Mario Party 3, he heard a sudden barking noise. Ugh, it was probably Nick annoying some poor animal.
"Nick! What the heck is going on out there?!"
"How should I know?" Aaron spun around to see Nick eating a sandwich in the doorway.
"Well, could you check?" he asked exasperatedly.
"Ok. It's that Ava girl--"
"Whatever. Her dog's freaking out. Better go check on her, Aaron."
"Why me?" Aaron said, trying not to sound too excited.
"Because I'm eating."
The barking continued.
"Ok, ok. If I must." Aaron sighed dramatically, getting up.
"You must. Oh, and Aaron?"
"You lost the game."
Aaron looked at the screen.
Glaring at Nick, he opened the door.

Anna wanted to get away from the house.
Aaron was nice, yeah, but she didn't want to embarrass herself anymore. The sudden yelling of AAAARRRGGHH! didn't help either. Praying that the dog would move, she tried to nudge her along. The door opened.
When Aaron stepped outside he saw Anna with a dog trying to move it he laughed softly Anna heard him she blushed a little Aaron started to walk over to her princess saw him and ran over to him yanking the leash out of Anna’s hand and jumping on Aaron he fell back with the dog on top of him and she (the dog) started to lick him.
Anna stared in horror as Aaron laughed.
"Princess, get off!" She picked up the leash and pulled furiously at it. ‘Definitely not the way I wanted to make an impression,’ Anna thought.
Princess finally stopped, but was now proceeding to sit on Aaron's chest and pant. Aaron, still laughing, looked at Anna quizzically.
After one final tug, Princess climbed off of him and sat on the grass.
"'re dog likes me apparently," Aaron laughed.
"Yeah. Maybe a bit too much." She eyed her dog. Princess started sniffing Aaron's shoes.
"I am so sorry about that." Anna apologized.
"No it's ok, I was gonna wash my face anyway today." Aaron winked.
Anna laughed. ‘At least he wasn't mad’, she thought
She suddenly realized how close he was standing next to her. ‘Awkward’, she thought.
"Uhhh...I think I need to walk her a bit more."
"Can I come with you? I mean, if that's all right." Aaron stuttered.
"Um, sure." ‘Why did you say that?! What all you'll do is embarrass yourself more!’ Anna shooed away her thoughts.

Aaron grinned. "I'll be right back, just gotta tell my bro."
Once in the house, he sighed. ‘Why did I offer to walk with her?! She'll just think I'm a weirdo.’
"Hey Nick, I'm gonna take a walk with Anna!" he hollered up the stairs.
"Ok," came the shout from the music-filled room.
Aaron shook his head and reached for the doorknob.
Anna was fidgeting. She wished that Liz or Theresa was here. They'd know what to do, and back her up if anything went terribly wrong. Unfortunately, the sisters were at the movies. Anna sighed. If only they were there!
Aaron came out of the house. "Ok, I'm ready."
Anna smiled and started walking.
‘Ok Anna, calm down, you're fine, just think of something to say’.
"So?" Aaron asked.
Anna looked up. She realized she had asked her a question. Scanning her memory, she came up with an answer.
“ummm." Anna started to panic
Aaron notice this and said "I asked you if you were still mad at my brother!" he laughed.
”Oh…. um kinda yea I mean who wouldn’t be if they got hit with a basketball?” Anna answered Aaron smiled “yea im really sorry about that ya know what? I’ll make it up to you” “you don’t have to…” Anna started to say but Aaron cut her off “no really I want to I’ll make nick come too since it is his fault that you got hit in the 1st place” she smiled until princess saw another dog she ran towards it pulling Anna with her Aaron grab the leash and held the her back as the other dog ran away “she doesn’t like other dogs that much…..thanks for grabbing her” Anna said “no problem” Aaron said smiling

Later that evening....

Anna sighed as she stared out the square-paneled window across the street. The walk earlier today had been wonderful. She was beginning to really like spending time with Aaron. After the walk she had come back home, but still. It was night time now and she was in her light shorts and T-shirt for the hot summer night. She wasn't entirely used to being in Florida just yet. Canada never got this hot.

She reached out with her right hand to gently touch the windowsill with her fingertips, her blue eyes looking out at the night. She wondered what he was doing right then. Sighing gently, she turned from the windowsill and walked over to her bed, climbing in and closing her eyes. She wondered what the next day would bring as she slowly fell asleep.
Chapter 2 by Annabelle
Navy = Theresa Blue = Anna Black = Liz

The following morning....

"Anna,” a voice called to her softly. “Anna wake up.”

Anna groaned and popped one eyelid half-way open in the bright light. Who had opened the curtains at this hour? It was summer...that meant sleeping in, didn't her mother know that?

"Anna, get out of bed, someone's downstairs for you?"

‘That was preposterous’, Anna thought. Who in the world would be waiting downstairs for her at this time in the morning? Didn't the world know how to sleep when it was appropriate?

"It's a man. Says his name is Nick something-rather."

Anna's eyes opened fully. “Nick! Nick?!" she squealed. "Nick Carter?!"

"Yeah, I think that's what his name was. He's brought in breakfast. Said he owed it to you..."

Anna was out of bed and throwing on clothes before her mother even finished the sentence.

Anna was greeted to the sight of a slightly squeamish Nick staring at the floor. As he spotted her, he straightened up, and smiled.
"Hey, I uh, got you breakfast. Hope you like McDonalds," he laughed.
Anna tilted her head to the side. McDonalds wasn't the best food in the universe, but it was pretty good on occasion.
"Bacon and pancakes!" she shrieked.
Nick stared. "Uhh, yeah. You like it apparently?"
Anna nodded furiously as she opened the bag and eagerly scarfed down.
"I wanted to make it up to you about ya know about your head and all..." Nick apologized.
The "Mff, ift okam. De noods grape!" Anna said around her food
"Huh?" Nick looked lost.
Anna swallowed. "It's ok, the food's great."
Nick laughed. "I'm glad you like it."
Anna smiled. then she heard a knock on the door Anna's mom went back sleep and Jared was too lazy to move "ANNNNNNNNA" he called "what?!" she yell "don't yell mom's went back to sleep but there’s someone at the door its prolly your boyfriend" Anna got up whacked Jared in the back of the head "i don’t have a boyfriend" she said as she opened the door she smiled at who she saw her best friends Liz and Theresa "oh yeah? Then who's the little blond boy that you hang around with 24/7?" he asked Anna gave a look then said "he has a name use it. I don't hang around him 24/7 i just met the guy" "yeah but you like him" Jared said "no i don't but even if i did how would you know?" he smiled and said "i have my little ways" she sighed closed the door after Liz and Theresa came in
As Jared ran up the stairs, Liz looked questioningly at Anna. "You still haven't gotten him to do your bidding?" Theresa laughed.
"In my dreams," Anna sighed. "I swear, he's worse than cramps at times."
Theresa shook her head sympathetically. "Poor hon. They don't even sell heating pads for that, either." Liz nodded. The three girls looked at each other in silence, then burst out laughing.
"Oh, my gosh, it's been too long, guys, too long," Anna laughed, wiping tears from her eyes.
"Yeah, it has. Hey, do you mind if I get something to drink? I'm kinda thirsty," Liz said, walking towards the kitchen.
"Sure, I was just--" Anna stopped. Nick was still in the kitchen, and she had forgotten about him! "Uh, Liz?" She ran to the kitchen.
Too late. Liz was standing in the middle of the kitchen, staring at Nick like one stares at an invading cockroach. Nick, also standing, was staring back like he was watching a penguin sing "Sherry."
He's only used to awed stares. He's probably confused. She looked over at Theresa, who was staring at him with a mixture of confusion and amusement.
Trying to sound in control of the situation, Anna started introductions.
"Theresa, Liz: this is Nick, my neighbor. Nick, this is Liz and Theresa, my best friends."
"How do you do?" Liz said, a tad sarcastically. Nick raised an eyebrow, and shook hands. "Quite fine, since you asked."
He turned towards Theresa, who held out her hand. "het is mij een genoegen u te ontmoeten heer." Nick stared.
Anna's eyes widened.
Liz groaned. "Theresa! I doubt he speaks Dutch!"
Nick shook his head. "Translation?"
"Oh, fine," Theresa sighed. "A pleasure to meet you, sir," she grumbled.
Nick started laughing. "Well, that's a first."
Liz smiled a bit.
Anna shook her head, ‘She speaks Dutch?!’
"I should go your friends are here," Nick said.
"Yes, you should," Liz said.
"No, please stay!" Anna begged.
"But your friends are here, and I got a basketball game with Aaron," Nick said. When he looked into her eyes, he saw that she was sad and hurt. He sighed.
"Als het zo zit trap het af," Theresa said.
Rolling her eyes Anna looked at her "What?...English please!"
"Right, sorry. He's staying because you want him to, but in reality he rather go to Aaron's to play basketball," Theresa said.
"Right, of course. You wanna play with your brother," Anna said.
"But…" Nick started to say.
"No, just go," Anna said. "Please, you don't wanna be here anyway."
"As you wish," Nick said.
"Ladies, it was nice meeting you," he said flatly, opening the door.
"And you," Theresa murmured. Liz grunted slightly and looked away. Anna raised her eyebrow at her. What the...
As the door closed, silence descended over the room.
"What the heck? I'm sure he thinks you're real civilized," Anna spat.
Looking up, a look of surprise and shock covered Liz's face. "What? Am I the only one who thinks he's a jerk?"
Anna just stared at her. Theresa sighed, and buisied herself about making some coffee.
"He's my guest, Liz. My guest. I'm supposed to be nice to him, not try to make him feel as uncomfortable as possible before he decideds to leave! I mean, he brought me breakfast!" Anna paced the room. "Would it have killed you to at least be civil?! I mea--"
"Oh, because it's all my fault, right?" Liz cut her off. "Wait, he brought you----," She frowned. Dismissing it, she continued. "Still, he was...was...""I believe the word you're looking for is 'annoying'," Theresa put in camly, turning on the coffee maker. Anna started. I almost forgot she was there.
Turning around, Theresa looked from Anna to Liz and back again.
"Oh, come on Anna, you know Liz is just overprotective of you, that's all." She turned to Liz,"But jeez, did you really have to make it so obvious? I swear, he looked like he was going to wet his pants for a moment." Theresa smirked.
Anna started giggling, then Liz joined in. Soon the room was full of laughter. Across the street, Nick raised his eyebrows. Girls, he thought, shaking his head.
Chapter 3 by Annabelle
Chapter 3

Later that day….
Anna was with Liz and Theresa out side they were playing mercy. It was a game with your hands and you only use your hands and try and get the other person on the ground. Anna was playing it with Liz and Theresa got to play the winner. The boys were across the street. Aaron couldn’t help but watch the way she moved. Everything about her he watched, he couldn’t take his eyes off her.
Nick waved his hand in front of his brother’s face. "C'mon, let’s play," Nick said. Aaron didn't respond. He kept watching.
"What are you looking at?" Nick looked to where Aaron was staring. "Her? Jeez little bro, get yourself a better girl. I mean she's cute and sweet and all that, but ya know she's not the girl for you right now," Nick said

Meanwhile with the girls……………
”so is this Aaron guy your boyfriend or what?” Liz asked as they sat down
”no…… why does everyone seem to think he’s my boyfriend I mean why can’t a girl and a guy just be friends and nothing more?!” she yelled the 2nd half
”clam down or we’ll get your step dad out here and we don’t want that now do we?” theresa said
Anna sighed “no…… its time to let princess off anyway so she can roll around and stuff”
when she let princess off of the chain she ran across the street to Aaron and Nick
’not again’ she thought and her theresa and liz walked across the street to the Carter house Nick & Aaron were playing with princess

Nick was wary as the girls approached. Aaron's outburst had kind of startled him. Sure Anna was nice, but...well, that was just it. She was nice, and Aaron wasn't exactly Mr. Happy Day all the time. He was a bit psycho at times. He could only hope that an interesting guy like his brother could fit in with a sweet girl like Anna. I guess I'll just have to wait and see, he thought.
Aaron looked up as Anna approached. "Oh, hey. Apparently she really likes me," Aaron grinned.
"Who does?" Anna said, angrily.
Aaron blinked. "Your dog."
"Ohhhh. Right. She--she is a nice dog, isn't she?" Anna replied, trying to relax.
Liz and Nick unconsciously looked at each other with raised eyebrows. As soon as they realized they were looking at each other, Liz narrowed her eyebrows, while Nick quickly turned away.
As Aaron and Anna talked, Nick attempted conversation, while trying to avoid Liz.
"So, uh, Theresa. What's your favorite soda?" Nick asked. He mentally kicked himself in the head. Good going, dude. You sound real brilliant.
"Cactus Cooler," Theresa replied without pause.
Nick was puzzled. "I've never heard of it. What is it?"
Liz laughed, obviously finding his ignorance hilarious.
"It's an orange-pineapple soda. It's really good," Theresa said, glancing at Liz.
"Sounds good. Maybe I should try it sometime," Nick replied, giving Liz the evil-eye.

”so uh… Anna what are ya doin later tonight?” Aaron asked nervously grabbing everyone else’s Attention
Liz was about to answer for her when Anna beat her to it
”nothing much probably just watching TV and eating junk food” she replied with a smile
she looks so cute when she smiles like that Aaron thought to himself
”why? wanna come over?” she asked
Aaron grinned “sure”
”great so what time do you wanna come over?” Anna asked
”uhh 7:00 Okie?” he asked
”yep so I’ll see you then” she said
then princess laid on top of Aaron Anna sighed “not again” she said to no one
Aaron laughed smart dog he thought
”can’t she stay? I love her” Aaron asked
”well so do I but since she likes you and is too lazy to get up I guess she can come home when you come over” Anna suggested
”are you sure you wanna leave her with them? “Liz asked
”yeah Aaron’s my friend and nick is well he’s……… cool & I’d trust him with her”
Nick grinned “really?” he asked as he thought about this morning
”yep” Anna answered

That Night………
Anna was in a baby blue tang top with a pair of red PJ’s bottoms with polar bears on them when she heard the door bell ring she had forgotten about all Aaron after what her stepfather did to her earlier and he enjoyed every bit of what he would do stuff like beat her with well anything he could find she had some bruises on her arms & a black eye she thought it might be liz or theresa to check up on her to make sure she was okie but Anna was happy that her step dad Tom was away with her mom so it was just her by herself Jared went back to Canada since he was 18 & their mom & tom didn’t have a say in what he did anymore, they were on a business trip for 2 weeks when Anna opened the door she saw Aaron with princess by his side smiling but it soon faded when he saw her what she looked liked crap! How could I forget? She thought “uhh hey Aaron umm thanks for bringing princess back” Anna said forcing herself to smile she went to the garage and put princess on her chain “Anna…… how………did th- this happen? It looks like someone beat the crap out of you” he said as he check her bruises “look its nothing…… im fine—“Anna said “Anna you don’t look fine! What the hell happen to you?” Aaron asked wanting to find out who hurt the girl he adored “umm just got into a fight with……… Jared my brother he left to go back to Canada and I didn’t want him to go but they then he gave a black eye and the others are from... well I forget but please just drop it okie? I’ll be fine” Anna said as tried to keep the fear out of her voice but Aaron heard to he said walked over and put his sweater-coat on her “your in a tang top and it’s a cold out tonight and I don’t want you getting sick alright?” Aaron said Anna just nodded Aaron smiled “c’mon lets go watch a bunch of movies” and they went inside

Aaron stepped inside. Despite what Anna said, he honestly doubted her brother would give her a black eye. Jared seemed like an overprotective brother, not an annoyed abusive sibling. Whoever had done this would pay, that's for sure.
"Would you like something to drink?" Anna offered.
"Yes, please. Water sounds good," he said, trying not too talk too loud. She seemed so....fragile. What kind of bastard would hit such a sweet girl? He thought, watching her walk towards the kitchen. Whoever it was, Anna obviously didn't want to talk about it. Oh, he wouldn't talk about it, but that didn't mean he wouldn't find out. His hands curled up into fists at the thought. "Something wrong?" Anna was staring at him, holding a glass of water, in her eyes a mixture of curiousity, worry, and....was that fear? His hands instantly relaxed. "Nah. Thanks for the water." He forced a smile as he brought the glass to his lips. No, he'd never let her be afraid of him. He'd be there for her, no matter what. She'd never have to fear him. Never, he promised himself. An awkward silence followed. Anna seemed to be looking everywhere but him. Suddenly, an idea struck him. Stepping half a step towards Anna, he said, "Do you wanna watch a movie?" He tried not to notice the way she recoiled at the distance. "Like what?" Anna whispered. "I don't know, how about..." He suddenly smirked. "Pirates of the Ca--" Yes please!" Aaron was amazed at the sudden change. Anna was grinning at him, and was actually jumping a bit. "We have a TV in the attic. You want popcorn?" "Suuure," Aaron said, pleased that she was once again happy.

After they made the popcorn Anna led Aaron upstairs to her room and she opened the closet doors “I thought you said we were going to the attic” Aaron said “we are its here in my room in my closet” pulling on the string that hung from the small door on the ceiling and walked up Aaron followed her & Anna pulled the stairs up this place is really big for an attic” Aaron said looking around nice soft carpet on the ground too Anna smile grew bigger when Aaron looked at her she quickly turned away grabed the movie out of the DVD rack that was in the corner and she put it in the DVD player and turned it on went to lay on the couch and pulled a blanket on her Aaron went to sit beside her saw that she was laying down he looked at her she smirked “you can have the floor” “okie but I was hoping to sit with you” he said and sat on the floor in at the part where that guy Will was about to get his hand cut Anna quickly moved to the floor and hide her face in Aarons arms she hated the sight of blood Aaron tried to hide his grin but it didn’t won’t when she raised her head she saw it she grinned back and just cuddled with him when the movie was she look up at him “wanna watch another?” she asked “hey its late I should go home” Aaron said sadly he didn’t wanna but it was late he knew his mom & dad would worry about him but when he looked into her eyes he saw mostly fear this time “please stay I don’t wanna be alone I really don’t like being by myself at night its too scary” she begged Aaron sighed “okie I’ll stay with you as long you want me too” she smiled
Chapter 4 by Annabelle
** means swear word but im not going to actually write it
Italic means thoughts

The Next Morning……

Aaron stunk into his house after falling asleep at Anna’s hoping everyone was still asleep he was on the way up the stairs when he heard this mom Jane Carter say
“Going somewhere?”
“Yea to my room” Aaron answered annoyed
“Where were all night? I thought you said you and a friend where going to watch a movie?” “We did. But we ended up falling asleep” Aaron answered and ran up the stairs. He entered his room clasped onto his bed and stared to the ceiling. Anna what are you hiding? Who hurt you? If you don’t wanna talk that’s Okay with me but im gonna found out and kick that guys a**

Then he heard someone open the door he sat up and saw Nick but didn’t say anything and laid back down
“dude, you alright?” nick asked coz he knew this wasn’t the way he little bro acted towards him even if he was mad at him
“fine, I guess” was all that Aaron said
“no your not fine something happened last night so tell me or else I’ll have to find out the hard way” Nick said the last part with an evil grin
“the hard way? No thanks I don’t like the hard way” after nick trying to get Aaron to open up to so he deiced to do it the hard way he got on top of him and started tickle him Aaron burst out in laughing
“please..... Stop.....” Aaron managed to say between laughs but nick wouldn’t
“Ok! Ok! Ok! You win” Aaron said laughing
“I’ll tell you about last night”
“well....” Aaron start to say then stopped after a few minutes Aaron still hadn’t anything “well what? Im waiting I don’t have all day ya know” Nick said
“there’s nothing to tell we watched some movies and then we ended up falling asleep that’s it nothing more, nothing less.” Aaron said with a little smirk on his face
“whatever dude... hey I got an idea! Something that’ll make you happy” Nick said with a huge smirk on his face
“which is...?” Aaron asked
“you, Anna come on a double date with me and Paris tonight...yes I know you guys aren’t dating but still ask her to come who knows her and Paris might even get along and becomes best friends!” Nick answered
“uhhmm okay...” Aaron said “good now lets go see her before you change your mind” Nick said

on the way over Nick kept on teasing Aaron about how he liked Aaron but wouldn’t act on his feelings once they got to the door the just opened and Aaron saw a girl that wasn’t Anna, Liz or Theresa.
“Can I help you?” she asked
“uhh yea we’re looking Anna” Aaron said
“are you her boyfriend?” the girl said “uhhmm no.....” Aaron answered
“not yet” Nick Added with a smile and Aaron whacked him in the back of the head then Anna came to the door with putting her hair up while did that her shirt lifted up a little bit so you could see her tummy
“hey Aaron what’s up?” she said with a big smile on her face nick was about to say something but Aaron beat him to it
“say it & you die”
“But.... “Nick started to say but was cut off again
“don’t say it or you’ll die” Aaron said
“Aaron leave him alone” Anna said
“okay..... “
“Oh and this is one of my other my best friends Amber she just moved her from North Carolina”
“cool umm do you wanna come out with nick & girlfriend tonight with me?” Aaron asked “sure” Anna said by that time she was done with her hair
“umm sweetie do you even remember who his girlfriend is?” Liz asked coming down the stairs with Theresa
“uhh no why?” Anna asked
“umhm Paris Hilton....” Theresa answered
“uhhmm whatever I’ll still go out with him”
“Anna have you lost your mind?! It’s Paris Hilton! “Amber said
“yea im fine but Liz don’t you remember what we promised each other what we would do if we ever met her?” Anna asked with a sly smile
“you’re an evil one yes I do remember your pure evil!” Liz answered
“hey! Im not as evil as her---“Before Anna could say the rest she was cut off
“Anna she’s not evil just stupid someone needs to give her a brain ” Amber said Anna,
Theresa, & Liz burst out laughing but then stopped when they saw the look on Nick’s face well tried anyway
Chapter 5 by Annabelle
Later…… at Dinner:

Nick, Paris, Aaron & Anna were eating supper Anna was trying her best to be nice to Paris but she wasn’t making it easy for her…
As Paris talked to her Anna was thinking of ways to kill her……

1.) Take away her credit cards & tell her she has to live like everyone else
2.) Take away her limo
3.) Try and have a NORMAL! Convocation with her
(that’ll kill her coz she wouldn’t understand it!!)
4.) Tape her legs together so she wouldn’t do every guy that walked by
5.) Tell her she has to wear more than 3 inches over her a**
6.) Her little dog evolved into a pitball and attacks her to death
7.) Call every Nick fan I know to come and slap Paris once around the face each ooo wouldn't that be fun!!
8.) 8.) Lock her in a grocery store cause she's too DUMB to realise she could live off the food inside the store
9.) i guess i could always spike her drink at a club

Then suddenly Aaron brought her back into the world by giving her a kiss on the check he was too chicken to kiss her lips
“Were you even listening to me??” Paris asked with a sound of hurt in her voice
Anna yawned “Keep talking. I always yawn when I'm interested.”
”Oh okay then so anyway……” Paris said as she went on

After dinner was over they decide to go clubbing but Anna only being 15 she couldn’t get in since the club was 21 & over Aaron could get in cause he was famous and everything but since Anna couldn’t get in Aaron didn’t go in either coz he didn’t want to leave her
“You’re ditching us to be with her? Paris asked as if she was disgusted with the idea
Before Aaron got a chance to reply once again Anna beat him to it
“Yea got a problem with it little miss perfect?” Anna asked
“Yes I do and thank you for the complement” Paris said
Anna laughed “you think that’s a complement? Wow you’re more of a dumb blonde than I thought you were but REMINDER: hating me won’t make any less of a slut” then she ran off crying Nick glared at her Anna was grinning ear to ear
“Hey I just said the truth” Anna said still grinning she just couldn’t stop
“F*ck you” Nick said angrily then ran after Paris Anna turned and looked at Aaron seeing the shock look her grin faded she started to feel a little guilty she put her down
”I’m sorry she just really annoys me and I couldn’t help it just happened sorry” she said sadly
Aaron pulled her into a hug “I’m not mad at you I would’ve done the same thing expect she’s my brothers girlfriend if I did he’d be pissed at me & I would’ve had hell to pay”
she giggled
Aaron smiled held her a little tighter after a few more seconds like that he let go Anna smiled at him he smiled back
“So what are we going to do now?” Anna asked
”umm…… my place?…… no one’s home tonight” Aaron said thinking quickly
”sure that sounds great” Anna said still smiling which she doesn’t do that often cause of what it was like at home
They went back to the Carter’s they went up to the door & Aaron unlocked it then went to his room Anna looked out “nice room” she commented
“thanks” Aaron said smiling
“so wanna watch a movie or something?”
“Not really I don’t really wanna watch a movie tonight” Anna answered Aaron jumped on his bed “come…sit” He said Anna giggled then went over to Aaron
“so… now what?” she asked “I don’t know we have a game room downstairs wanna check it out? Play some stuff? You ever played pool before?” Aaron asked “umm sure I’d never played pool before” Anna said “well you got the perfect guy to teach you” Aaron said jumping up and he held out his hand Anna grinned and took it on the way down the stairs she almost tripped but Aaron caught her and helped down the rest of the stairs when they got down they were standing close to each other
“you sure your okay?” Aaron asked Anna nodded
“Its just heels they suck and they kill your feet” Aaron laughed
“well take them off if they hurt so bad” he suggested so Anna took them off & they went into the game room only to find that Nick & Paris beat them to it & they were making out with Paris on top of Nick just at that moment Anna’s cell phone rang she looked at the caller ID it said “Amberz”
Anna smiled & answered it
“I know what your going to ask me so hold on he’s standing beside me & I’ll ask” Anna said
“What? I’m confused!” Amber said
Anna started to laugh
“Hey Aaron do you have a hot friend that’s single?” Anna asked
“Yea, why...?” Aaron answered
“My friend amber would love to go out with him” Anna answered
Aaron laughed “umm sure I’ll talk to him”
“Yea he’s got a friend that’s single” Anna said to amber into the phone
“Yay! But that’s not why I was calling you” Amber said
“Okay then why did you call?” Anna asked
“Well did you say something mean to Paris?” Amber asked hopeful
“Yep, I’ll tell you all about it when I get back” Anna said
“Nooo, Tell me now!” Amber wined
“I’m busy though” Anna said
“Doing what? Making out with Aaron?” Amber asked
Anna sighed & hung up then shut off her phone
By now Nick & Paris were pretty much giving her the death look
‘Well at least this is better than being at home’ Anna thought to herself
“I thought that you guys would be well anywhere but here” Aaron said
“Well after the comment that your girlfriend made we decided to come back here”
“I am not his girlfriend” Anna said
“Whatever I guess he’s lucky not to have you as one” Paris said
Anna took a deep breath then left the room with tears in her eyes
Aaron glared at Paris “WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH YOU!?” he yelled
“Well after what she said she deserved it” Paris said with a smile on her face
” I guess Anna was right after all you really are a b*tch” Aaron said angrily then went find Anna he heard something coming from upstairs. He went into his room & saw Anna there he looked at her & wondered why she was up here when she could have easily gone home which right across the street
”Hey” He said softly
Anna sat up & whipped away her tears
”Are you gonna be okay?” Aaron asked worried
“Yeah, I’ll be fine don’t worry about me” Anna said
”Not worry about you? Sorry that’s just one thing I can not do” Aaron said
Anna smiled at him “Really… you worry about me?”
Aaron grinned “Hell Ya!” he said
she just laid back down & looked at him ‘okay you know you wanna so just do it! ‘
She took a deep breath then let it go slowly she lend over & kiss him & to Anna’s surprise Aaron kissed back he kisses were soft & gentle & they began to make out a little bit then suddenly she pulled back she looked at him & said “I gotta go just don’t say anything” all Aaron could do was nod
Chapter 6 by Annabelle
Chapter 6:

Liz, & Theresa where at the movies & Amber was busy shopping so that left Anna alone with her thoughts but she didn’t wanna think cause all she could think about last night so she decide to go & see her best guy friends that she’s known all her life they moved from Canada a couple years ago to The Keys here in Florida & it was a good thing that they lived near her place she couldn’t find her running shoes so she had to wear her fancy boats with a thin heel then she remembered that she had to go to Brad’s 1st who was 1 of the 4 guys that moved there as she walked there she realized it was right beside the carter’s ‘just my luck the guy I kiss ends up living beside my best friend ‘ then she saw Aaron come out with Nick then she starred at them then she brought back into reality by Brad’s dog braking then the got out of the rope that he was tied up to & started to run towards Aaron’s dog Anna went after him the best she could with wearing heels & all when she go there Aaron was holding on to his dog Nick was trying to get the dog to move Anna laughed lightly then looked down at the her friends dog
“Down boy” she said & the dog sat down
“Hey” A voice from behind her said Anna jumped like 5 inches she turned around & saw Brad “Jumpy today are we?” He asked with a smirk on face
“It’s not funny” Anna said.
“I’m not laughing” He said grinning
“Yes, but you were thinking that it was funny” Anna said
“Yea…Well how do you know?” He asked
“Cause I’m Physic!” Anna said
“Prove it… what am I thinking right now?” He asked
“Hmm…… you’re thinking Nick, here’s a little science lesson....the world revolves around the SUN not YOU!!!! “
“Creepy… how’d you do that?” he asked, Anna smiled.
“A girl has to have her secrets” Anna said
“Right…Anyway I should go & tie bob back up before my dad finds out. Oh & here’s your CD……its weird” he said giving her an Atmosphere CD
“Cool. It’s not my CD anyway” Anna said “Who’s is it?” Nick asked
“My brothers I took it from his room a few days ago” Anna said
“You took something from him? Tsk, tsk, tsk, bad girl” Brad said putting put an arm around her shoulders
“What do you want?” Anna asked
“How about you say those 3 words I’ve been waiting to hear” Anna smiled
“Sure! … Go. To. Hell.” Anna said then Brad pretended to look hurt Anna shook her head
“hey I gotta go set up since my mom got really bored & took everything out of the garage so now I have to put everything back together & of course the guys won’t help either” Brad said annoyed.
”awwww I’m sorry but if they don’t want to lose to a girl then they better help you” Anna said Brad laughed
“yea I know but they still! Don’t know you’re here” he said
“well then I guess it’s time they found out” Anna said with a smirk on her face
“You do know that they like to sleep late right?” he asked
“yep & they’ll hate me forever for what about to do……but I don’t care its so worth it” Anna said
”you have one evil mind” he said
”yea I know” & with that said he was gone
”hey Anna can I talk to you for a sec?” Aaron asked. Aaron had noticed her behaviour, and needed to find out what it was that she felt she needed to keep from him.
She nodded & they went inside only to find Aaron’s parents in a heated argument
it was then that she realized that she had to tell Aaron about her stepfather she didn’t like lying to him or anyone for that matter
then Aarons mother notice them standing there she looked at Anna. “Who are you?” Jane asked. “Anna” she answered.
Aaron took Anna upstairs to his room and they sat down in opposite chairs. "You can say anything in here. It's pretty sound proof. I record in here sometimes, so.... What is it, Anna?" he finished softly. Anna took a deep breath and waited a few moments. How to say this? What would he think? Would he do something like call the cops on her stepdad? The more she thought about it, the more anxious and nervous she became. "Anna," he said softly, "It's okay. If you don't want to tell me it's okay. You know I won't tell anyone." Anna's head went up.
"Would you promise that?" she said softly.
"Of course," Aaron said, unknowing of the full extent of his promise.
"Aaron...." she began tentatively. "My stepfather.... Well you know how I act kinda wierd around him, and he always wants to get me alone, and Liz is always so protective of me?"
"Yeah.... But I thought she was that aggressive naturally," he said seriously but with a hint of a smile "But seriously...Go on," Aaron continued at getting no responce out of Anna.
"Well.....It's because..." Get out with it, she told herself. "It's because he beats me. When he gets angry. I could show you the scars if you want..." Aaron sat dumbfounded. Opening his mouth and closing it several times, he stared as Anna lifted the back of her shirt to show her back. Long knife-deep scars ran up and down her back. Aaron fell to the floor and crawled over to her, rubbing his finder tips disbelievingly over them.
"No...." he said oddly. His voice hardened. "He shouldn't be able to... Anna..." he said as if suddenly coming to a realization. "Anna," he said, his voice hardening, "You--we have to tell someone."
"No! we can't! Do you know what that would do to my mother? My brother? We can't!" Anna said frantically
"Anna, your mom wouldn't want to be married to someone like that anyways. You can't just sit around and let this continue! Liz hasn't tried to do anything?!" he said incredulously. His approval rating on her had just gone down about three marks.
"You promised, Aaron! You promised me!" she said loudly. Aaron ground his teeth slightly.
"Anna, sometimes people have to break thier promises..." he explained gently.
"NO!" she almost screamed. "You can't! You promised me!" She was crying now. "Every man in my life has gone against his word. My dad left us when he said he would always be here, my stepdad hit me when he said he'd never hurt me..... Don't do this to me, Aaron," she pleaded helplessly. "Don't break your promise. Is your word so meaningless?" she said looking into his eyes. Aaron struggled inwardly. His face twisted from one emotion to another. After almost an eternity it seemed to the both of them Aaron crawled over to Anna and held her.
'I promised and I mean to keep my promise. I...." his voice broke, "I'll keep my promise." Anna sighed and couldn't keep the once sad tears that had been turned happy from rolling down her cheeks.
"Thank you!" she said gratefully and in a near whisper. "Thank you, oh, thank you...." Aaron patted Anna's head and ran his fingers through her hair, whispering gently.
"It's okay. I'm here..It's okay." Then Anna did something that she hadn't done since her Dad left. She relaxed herself in a man's arms.
"I wish I could help you in some way too. I know things are hard for you right now..." She raised her hand to wipe the tears off of her face and Aaron caught her hand mid-way, lowering it and wiping her tears away himself.
"It's nothing big really..... I'm fine," he lied. Anna turned around and looked him in the eyes.
"I know what it's like to go through something that forces you to become more mature then you're ready for... You don't have to lie to me Aaron," she said gently, pulling herself up next to him and looking him in the eyes. "Besides.... I'm too stubborn to back down now, so you better just learn to deal. I'm helping you through this, dammit so there." She gave him a stern look. Aaron smiled and wrapped his arms around her. Aaron smiled softly.
"Fine, fine. Maybe we can both be here for each other," he put his head on top of hers and took a deep breath. Anna smiled back at him.
"I think that would be great." He looked in her eyes and Aaron leaned in to her..... Both of their heads snapped around as they heard loud steps coming up the stairs. Nick barged in and sat down, seemingly unaffected by the fact that Anna and Aaron were both on the floor holding each other. Aaron quickly pulled down the back of Anna's shirt. Nick looked at the both of them.
"You two fight like you're married you know that?" he smiled. "We could hear you guys yelling from outside. Not exact words of course,' Aaron felt Anna relax again slightly, "But it was loud." Suddenly Nick smiled. "I made it here before Liz did though." Aaron barely restrained himself from rolling his eyes. Nick looked out the window from the chair. "That woman......." he growled under his breath. Then as if suddenly coming to realize that Anna and Aaron were sitting so close and he furrowed his eyebrows. "You two weren't doing anything inappropriate were you?" He looked at them sternly. "Because I'll have you know..." he began when Liz walked in. "Hey, Theresa's still downstairs, I just wanted to make sure that everything was o-" she cut off at seeing Anna and Aaron in mid-hug with Nick standing up seemingly directing them. Liz promptly rounded on him.
"Nick what is the meaning of this?" she demanded hands on hips. "Well...What? What do you mean? I was asking them the same thing. You don't think I had anything to do with this do you?" he asked incredulously. "Let me tell you something, Nick Carter. You keep your sick, strip-club ways away from my Anna or you'll be answering to me, understand? I've had enough of your good for nothing-" Nick cut in.
"YOU'VE had enough? What about me?" "I don't know, Mr. Carter. WHAT about you?" she said pursing her lips.
"Now I suggest you march your nasty self straight down those stairs or else your mother and I will be having a severe talk on your influence on younger people, particularly girls and I don't think you'd appreciate it." Nick's mouth hung open, his eyes wide and his face growing redder with rage by the minute. He stammered a little then regained his breath.
"You better watch out..... " he said while going towards the door, "Or else I'll end up kissing you and gain control over your very soul." He smiled and continued to walk towards the stairs. Nick stopped half-way down the stairs. It was true. Anna and Aaron burst out laughing. Nick continued to go down the stairs muttering about cursed women. Liz turned back to Anna and Aaron.
"He's gone now. I figured you guys might want some privacy." And with that she was out the door, closing it on her way out. Aaron turned to Anna.
"How did she know....?" Anna shook her head. Aaron said,
"You mean she had that planned?!" He shook his head. "My poor, poor brother." Anna laughed
"true I feel so sorry for him" Anna said
"hey how about all of us go out tonight just have some fun forget about all of our problems for tonight" Aaron said "how does that sound?" he added Anna smiled
"sounds good to me" then the door opened Theresa came in
"Anna you have to go home cause your mom & dad's friends are there and need you to baby sit for 2 hours"
"right I forgot about that" She looked up at Aaron
"c'mon I’ll walk you back" Aaron said he walked her back then the front door opened and there stood in front of them a very Angry Ray
"where have you been?" he ask his voice full of Anger
"umm....... i was hanging with Aaron" she half lied
"you were supposed to be here 5 minutes ago now get in here since your late we’re going to be late" then Joe and Jill came up who were friends Tom and Anna's mom Anna went inside
"hey Anna you can have a friend with you cause as you know these two can be a handful" Jill said
"okay" Anna said looking at Aaron as soon as Ally saw Anna she ran over to her Anna pick her up
"hey" she said "I missed you so much" Ally said
"Aww I’ve missed you too" Ann said then Aaron saw a little boy looking at him Aaron bet down to the boys level Anna put Ally down she ran over to Aaron and kissed his Cheek Aaron blushed a little Anna giggle
"Awwww she made you blush" Aaron look at her then stood up went over to her
"you wanna laugh about something then laugh about this" he said then started ticking her then both Ethan and Ally started ticking her
"okay, okay, okay stop I’ll do anything" she said laughing "anything?" Ethan asked "anything!" Anna said laughing Aaron Ally and Ethan stopped ticking her. The two kids looked at Aaron
"what’s your name and how do you know my Annabelle?" Ethan asked
"My names Aaron and I live across the street from her that’s how I know her" Aaron said "and my brother purposely threw the basketball hard against the backboard so I would run across the street like an idiot" Aaron added
"well are you an idiot?" Ethan asked Anna laughed Aaron shot her a look she stopped at lest tried her best to
"I’m not an idiot but I think my brother is he may be 24....”
"WOW! Your brother's 24? Man is he old!" Aaron and Anna burst out laughing
"cute kinds" Aaron said
"I know and they love me" Anna said as Aaron went to lay down on the couch "well who wants to play the tackle Aaron game?" she asked in a whisper so Aaron wouldn't hear her Ally and Ethan "me, me" Ally and Ethan said at the same time "then lets play!" Anna said then the 3 of them jumped on him
"Ahhhhhhh" Aaron said "get off of me I’ve had a long day alot has happened"
"like what?" Ally asked
"like my parents are spitting up!" Aaron said
"oh the sucks big time" Ally said
"yea it does" Aaron said.
It was round 3:30pm when Ray, Anna’s mom Tracy, Adam, and Britney when they came home Anna got paid then Joe, Jill, Ally and Ethan left Anna called the others and asked if they wanted to go out and hang out they said yes 1st came Liz & Theresa then Brad came they were sitting there talking then the doorbell rage and they stood Nick with Paris Anna smiled as she thought then burst out laughing
"oh lizzy its for you and trust me your gonna love what you see" Anna called
"coming" Liz called back the others fallowed her Liz opened the door and her jaw dropped open to see Nick and Paris. Nick was smiling.
"Just the person I wanted to see," he said happily. He got the last say in with this one He entered the room, bringing Paris in with him. He turned to Liz. "Thanks for getting the door, kid. Do you think that you could get us some drinks? Hey Anna how're you doing?" he smiled at her. Liz popped her jaw and neck and turned around smiling sweetly. "Of course, Nick," she said calmly. "Coming right up." She proceeded to go into the kitchen. Aaron furrowed his eyebrows.
"What is she doing?" he whispered to Theresa. Theresa nodded her head and shrugged.
"I don’t know." She looked at Nick and gave him a weird look then went into the kitchen to find out what the deal was Nick walked over to the couch, Paris in tow as Anna told him to go have a seat. She was in too much shock from Liz not saying anything to do anything but be nice. She was tempted to go into the kitchen too, but a pleading look from Brad and Aaron kept her from it.
"I'm doing okay... Who's your friend?" Nick stopped mid-way into his seat and laughed. Paris got a small shocked look on her face.
"Come on, Anna... You know who she is," he smiled and shook his head at her as if she were so silly. Brad grab his ball and started throwing it on the Ceiling Anna went over
"oh Brad" she said
"yes my sweet Annabelle" Brad said smiling
"do you want to find out or not" Anna asked
"yes but only if I stop bouncing this ball right" he said
"you read my mind"
"well I know what your think right now" Brad said sitting up ”okay then what I am thinking" Brad "are you sure about that?" he asked
"never been more sure in my life" Anna said "alright your thinking Aaron looks so hot!" Anna face went red just then Liz came out with some drinks "oh Lizzie could you beat the crap out of Brad?" Anna asked Liz smiled at them and frowned at Brad.
"Why? What is he up to?" Paris giggled slightly. "He just embarrassed her I think. I wouldn't be so embarrassed, Anna. Aaron hears it all the time."
"Is that so?" Liz mused to herself. Anna looked in shock at Paris and nodded to Liz. "Well in that case Brad.... You get your drink first. Good job bud," she gave him a high five. Anna sat absolutely flabbergasted. Liz gave them all their drinks and sat looking at Nick. Nick looked back calmly, but the crease about his eyes said that he was wondering why Liz wasn't blowing up. "So..." Liz began extending her hand out to Paris, "I don't believe we've met. I'm Liz," she smiled. Theresa stared wondering what was going on here. She and Anna exchanged bewildered looks.
"hey Theresa can I talk to you outside for minute” Anna asked
“Yea sure” Theresa said before they had the chance Brad spoke up "You want to know why Liz is being so nice to Nick and his girlfriend who everyone I know hate her just as much as you three do. I remember you telling me that you can't wait till they break up" Brad said grinning "Brad" Anna said
"yes?" Brad said
"shut the hell up please if you don't I’ll make you that's not a threat that’s a Promise" Anna said then left to go outside with Theresa Nick blinked and Paris looked at Nick oddly.
"I thought you said she was just a kid with an attitude problem who you kept around for amusement?" She looked at Liz oddly. "She looks kinda LARGE for a kid don't you think? I mean, look at her! Actually...she looks kinda large for an adult too...." It was then and only then that Liz snapped. She raised an eyebrow at Nick and looked Paris in the eyes, barely holding back the rage from her voice.
"Well, well, well.... It appears rich kids Do talk a lot of crap." Liz pursed her lips and looked down at herself. "Don't be mad at me Paris or be bitter... I might be 'larger' as you put it... But is anyone with boobs," Liz smiled. "Lucky for you, Nick is into girls who have chests like men. He's very in tough with his feminine side that way," she took another sip from her cup. "I can't help it if I'm better endowed, after all...' She smiled sweetly. Nick's mouth opened wide and Paris ran out almost in tears. Liz raised her hand before Nick could speak. "You don't have any place to be speaking right now. That's right run away!” she laughed shortly. "If the girl wants to pick on people she should be ready for it when someone deals it back. I suggest you see to your little girlfriend Nick. She's probably going to have to join a support group for this, I'm sure." With that, Liz turned around and looked at Aaron. “Where did Theresa and Anna go?" Nick stormed out yelling that she'd be sorry. Liz opened and closed her hand as he said it. "Yeah, yeah, I'm sure." She shook her head and rolled her eyes.
Chapter 7 by Annabelle
Chapter 7
The Next Day:

Anna was at Brad’s & since brad’s dad made a lot at his job brad had his own studio & of course now the other 3 were there Adam, Jesse & Vincent
“So.. Annabelle when are you gonna sing the song you wrote?” Jesse asked sitting in a chair & spinning at the same time
“sure. But you have to stop spinning first” Anna said checking her watch damn I only got a half-hour left
”okay he’s done spinning. Now get in there & sing dammit!” Vincent said
Anna laughed a little, gave Adam the CD for the music & went into the recording part of the studio she put the headphones on the music start it was a slow, soft piano melody then Anna started to sing

“Here I lie
In a lost and lonely part of town
Held in time
In a world of tears I slowly drown
Going home
I just can't make it all alone
I really should be
Holding you, holding you
Loving you, loving you

When the feelings gone and you can't go on
Its tragedy
When the morning cries and you don' know why
It's hard to bear
With no-one to love you
You're going nowhere”

She paused for some music then starting singing again

When you lose control and you got no soul
Its tragedy
When the morning cries and you don't know why
It's hard to bear
With no-one beside you
You're going nowhere

Night and day
There's a burning down inside of me
Burning love
With a yearning that won't let me be
Down I go
And I just can't take it all alone
I really should be
Holding you, holding you
Loving you, loving you

When the feelings gone and you can't go on
Its tragedy
When the morning cries and you don' know why
It's hard to bear
With no-one to love you
You're going nowhere”

(Soft piano melody for about 30 secs.)

When you lose control and you got no soul
Its tragedy
When the morning cries and you don't know why
It's hard to bear
With no-one beside you
You're going nowhere

When the feelings gone and you can't go on
Its tragedy
When the morning cries and you don' know why
It's hard to bear
With no-one to love you
You're going nowhere

When you lose control and you got no soul
Its tragedy
When the morning cries and you don't know why
It's hard to bear
With no-one beside you
You're going nowhere”

The guys just sat there in awe they never really heard her sing before cause she didn’t like to she came out
“What?” she asked “nothing” all 4 guys said at the same time
“It’s just that you never ever sang before no matter how much we tried to get you to” Adam said
”and you just well… sing like an angel” Jesse said
Anna smiled “Yea thanks… listen though I gotta go”
”What?! Why?!” Brad asked
“Gotta help Amber get ready for her date” she lied
“okay then have fun!” Brad said

Once Anna got home she found it empty & her stepdad standing there waiting for her “It took you long enough” Tom said
”Sorry” Anna said it come out more softly then she expected
He walked over to the basement door & opened it he grinned & said “ladies first” Anna was shaking now

I'm too scared to choose, scared to refuse
Tell me what I am supposed to do?
I'm too wrong to be you, too right to blush
And too many times I've not done enough

She wasn’t even half way down the stairs when she got pushed she hit her head hard on the cement floor but somehow she still managed to stay conscious Tom was now down the stairs & standing over her he had a long-knife in his hand “Take off your top” Anna did what was asked of her & took off her shirt then he dug the knife in her back not enough to kill her but enough to her & back it very painful as he made his way down her back after he finished with her he left her there & went to go to a meeting

Anna laid there crying she knew the sisters wouldn’t be back anytime soon from shopping so the only person that popped into her head was Aaron she grabbed her cell phone & dialled his cell number when he answered she heard music couldn’t quite make out what it was
”Hey” Anna said softly
”Anna?” Aaron asked making sure it was her & then shutting off the music
“Yea” she said
“Just checking if it was you I stora had the music really loud” he said “so what’s up?” he asked “ummm I’m locked in the basement” she said Aaron sighed “I’ll be right over” he said then hung up
Aaron was at the door when he heard something behind him he turned to around & saw a group of girls & then Liz & Theresa driving into the driveway
“Hey, Aaron where’s Anna?” Theresa asked “umm basement she had to get something but uhh fell so she called me” Aaron answered as he gave the girls hugs & kisses
“Well then you should go help your friend” the blonde girl said “yea” the red haired girl agreed
Aaron smiled at them then went inside behind Liz & Theresa they headed there “dammit…… how are we supposed to get in if it’s locked?” Aaron asked & said the first part under his breath “I think I might know where the key is” Theresa said Aaron smiled “I have a better idea” “which is?” Liz asked “Kick the door down” Aaron said “Go for it” Liz said “okay step back” He said the girls do so then Aaron kicked the door down & ran down the stairs to help Anna
“Hey” he said softly
she smiled at him & gave him a hug Aaron wrapped his arms around her then he felt something wet he look at his hand & saw blood
“C’mon lets get you fixed up” Aaron said picking her up he took her to the bathroom he cleaned her up then helped her to her room she sat on the bed cross-legged she looked up at Aaron
“Thanks” Anna said softly “no problem…… What are friends for anyway?” Aaron said with a smile on his face “Aaron I don’t really wanna be here when he gets back tonight I know he was supposed to me away for the summer but I guess his plans changed & I…” before Anna had a chance to finish
“so you wanna come over for the night?” Aaron asked
”Yea… Would that be okay?” Anna asked Aaron smiled “yea of course no ones gonna be home so it’d be great to have some company”
Songs: Thousand Foot Krutch - Hit the Floor & Steps - Tragedy
Chapter 8 by Annabelle
That night……

There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea.
You became the light on the dark side of me.
Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill.

Anna was outside dangling her feet in the water of Aaron’s pool in the backyard & with her back to the door & not paying attention she didn’t hear the door open she then felt a hand a her shoulder she jumped. She looked up & saw Aaron
“hey” she said
”hey” Aaron said sitting beside her “wanna talk about what happened?” he asked gently
“not really” Anna said “you sure? It might help if you talked to someone” he said “I could say the same thing about you…… about your parents” she said “I’ll talk to you about it if you talk to me” he said Anna took a deep breath “well ummm I was hanging out with some of my friends & I got back late…… so he told me to get something & I wasn’t if half-way down before I got pushed the rest of the way down once I was down he asked me to take my shirt off…” Anna began Aaron listened in horror as he listened to her by the time she was done she was in tears trying not to cry in front of Aaron. Aaron put an arm around her.

But did you know,
That when it snows,
My eyes become large and,
The light that you shine can be seen.

”your turn” Anna said Aaron smiled “you said something about money missing from your bank” Anna said Aarons smile faded “someone took a lot of money” “how much?” Anna asked “more than $100,000 from my bank account” “wow” Anna said “yea it sucks but I don’t wanna talk about it” Aaron said “okay” Anna smiled

I might compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey.
The more I get of you
Stranger it feels, yeah.
And now that your rose is in bloom,
A light hits the gloom on the grey.

Then a tear rolled down his cheek Anna lend over & whipped it away they Aaron now or never airhead Aaron thought to him self & lend over a bit more & kissed her the kiss seemed to last forever until Aaron lost his balance & fell into the pool Anna he swam back up ran his fingers thru his hair Anna giggled “oh you think this is funny? Well then we’ll just have to see about that” Aaron said he went to the edge grabbed her by the waist & lifted her down into the pool then put her head underwater then let go after a few secs. She came back up she looked at him “come ‘mere” she said Aaron moved closer & she warped her arms around his neck bent down & kissed him deeply after a few minutes Aaron pulled back

There is so much a man can tell you,
So much he can say.

“Hold on here. First of all I gotta know something…… does this mean…… that you’ll go out with me like for real… on a real date? more than one?” Aaron asked Anna smiled “Yea why else would’ve I kissed you” she said with a smirk on her face Aaron grinned & kissed again then broke apart again Anna smiled & looked up at the sky to see all the stars out & shining bright

You remain,
My power, my pleasure, my pain.
Baby, to me you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny
Won't you tell me is that healthy, baby?

“hey Aaron?” Anna said turning to look at him “yea” Aaron said looking at her
“You’re my Shining Star” Aaron laughed “good to know” she grinned
“Hey lets go inside & get warm I don’t want you getting sick now” Aaron said

But did you know,
That when it snows,
My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen.

They went inside & Anna was in one of Aaron’s long sleeve tops & with his sweater-jacket on & a pair of blue polar bear PJ bottoms & they were by the fire sitting on the couch

I might compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey.
Ooh, the more I get of you
Stranger it feels, yeah.

& they just laid in each other’s arms & talked then after while went to sleep in the same way

Now that your rose is in bloom.
A light hits the gloom on the grey,

Song: Kiss from a Rose - Seal
Chapter 9 by Annabelle
4 months later…

Anna was at school & on her to her English class when she felt an arm around her neck she turned around hoping it was Aaron but instead it was Adam who was very annoying but nothing she couldn’t live with.
Anna sighed “Adam… What do you want?” she asked
“A hug?” he asked
Anna gave him a hug “Now… Go to class before you’re late”
“Yes ma’ma!” Adam said then ran to class
Anna got to class just in time cause the bell rang as soon as she was inside then saw Aaron she smiled then went to sit down then realized she forgot her binder for English her friend Summer who was sitting on the other side of her.
“Forget something?” Summer asked handing Anna her binder
“How did you……?” Anna started to ask “Easy… Brad knows your combo. He checked to see if you had it you didn’t when he got here he gave to me now I gave to you we only do this cause we know you kinda of have a bad memory” Summer explained Anna just sat there not knowing what to say

Then the teacher spoke up “Now all of you are probably wondering who this young man is & why he is here he is Aaron Carter & he’s here because he’ll helping one group with writing their songs because he has begun his own music programme called "My Music" which is trying to teach the importance and support of original song writing. & he’ll be working with the group of his choice so get into your groups please.” The Teacher Miss Miller said

Everyone got into their groups.

“Oh, yay! We get Aaron Carter in our group” Brad said sarcastically
”What makes you think he’ll choose you guys” a girl said
”cause Anna’s his girlfriend & of course he’ll want to be with her & her group which is me, Summer, Vincent, & Anna” Brad said
The girl didn’t have anything to say so she just sat there
“Well Aaron take your pick” Miss Miller said
”Ummm I’ll have to go with my girlfriends group” Aaron said
Miss Miller smiled at him & Aaron quickly went over to Anna’s group he grabbed a chair a sat down & took her hand in his
Miss Miller came over to them “Aaron your in charge of this group for the rest of the semester you don’t have to be here everyday if you can’t do it but well I guess you know what to do” She said
Aaron smiled & nodded
When she left
Aaron turned his attention to the group “So have any of you written any songs yet?” Aaron asked they all pointed to Anna
“Can I read?” Aaron asked her
”nessun non realmente” Anna answered in Italian
Aaron looked her confusingly “huh?”
”She says ‘bite me’” Vincent said
Anna turned to look at him & then yelled at him Italian
”okay, okay, okay I’m sorry” Vincent said
”she doesn’t want you to read her song… she won’t even let me the only ones that have read it are the guys” Summer said
Aaron looked at Anna & gave her the most saddest, cutest, sexiest eyes he could pull off
Anna smiled “okay you win” she said
”yay!” Aaron said happily making & Anna giggle making Aaron grin
Anna pulled out a sheet of paper from her binder & handed it to him

I can feel the magic floating in the air
Being with you gets me that way
I watch the sunlight dance across you face and I've...
Never been this swept away

All my thoughts just seem to settle on the breeze
When I'm lyin' wrapped up in your arms
The whole world just fades away, the only thing I hear
Is the beating of your heart?

'Cause I can feel you breathe, it's washin' over me
And suddenly I'm meltin' into you
There's nothin' left to prove
Baby all we need is just to be...
Caught up in the touch, a slow and steady rush
Baby isn’t that the way that loves supposed to be?
I can feel you breathe
Just breathe

In a way I know my heart is waking up
As all the walls come tumbling down
Closer then I've ever felt before, and I know, and you know
There's no need for words right now

'Cause I can feel you breathe, it's washin' over me
And suddenly I'm meltin' into you
There's nothin' left to prove
Baby all we need is just to be...
Caught up in the touch, a slow and steady rush
Baby isn’t that the way that loves supposed to be?
I can feel you breathe
Just breathe

Caught up in the touch, a slow and steady rush
Baby isn't that the way that loves supposed to be?
I can feel you breathe
Just breathe

I can feel the magic floating in the air
Being with you gets me that way...

”you really wrote this?” Aaron asked after he was done reading
”Yea I write a lot …… Stories & Songs” Anna answered
Aaron smiled “so this about me?” he asked even though he knew the answer
Anna giggled “yea… of course! Who else would it be about?” she asked playfully
Aaron laughed “well I don’t know it could be about a guy that’s hotter than me” Aaron answered grinning “awww well no one could be hotter than you” Anna said leaning over to kiss him after she pulled back well Aaron wasn’t really that happy about it
“aww don’t quit” he wined
Anna giggled “I would’ve but the teachers back” she said
”Ohh. okay…… So, are there any other songs?” Aaron asked
Anna smiled “yea a lot more but that’s all you’re gonna see” she said with sly smile
Aaron pouted & began reading everyone else’s songs

it was now lunch time they went to the cafeteria Aaron had his wrapped around Anna not wanting to let go
once they got inside Summer ran up to her “wanna play truth or dare? ... Aaron can play too that is if he wants” she asked
Anna smiled & looked up at Aaron with a begging look “sure it’d be fun but she can’t kiss any other guys” he said
Summer smiled “of course” she said
After awhile of playing Anna got dared to write a song just off of the top of her head so she did as she was told & did it
Afterwards Brad grabbed it & began reading/singing it out loud

I am unwritten, can't read my mind,
I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

Vincent smiled “you are so coming to my place tonight” he said
Anna laughed “sorry I can’t. I’m hanging out with some of my friends from back home they’re down here with their school” she said
Aaron’s head lifted from her shoulders “which ones?” he asked
Anna thought for a minute “Amanda, Josh, Vanessa, Sarah, Taylor, & Paul” she answered
Aaron put his head back down without saying a word
Adam got thinking about the name Josh Then the bell rang & Aaron walked with Anna to her locker after she got her stuff they began making out a little until Adam got there
“Could you guys stop for like 2 minutes so I can ask Anna something?” he asked they quickly pulled apart
“Isn’t Josh the guy you used to have a huge crush on before you moved down here?” Adam asked Anna’s face turned like 5 shades of different red when he said Josh’s name & then a huge smile came across her face she couldn’t help it she still had a soft spot for him all she did was nod
he shrugged “okay I just wondered” he said then left for class
Aaron kissed her deeply then quickly pulled back “I’ll pick you up after school okay?” he said
She nodded & left for class

Songs used: Faith Hill - Breathe
Natasha Beningfield - Unwritten

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