(Next day) "Hey Milia!" You turn around and see Kristen standing there. "Hey Kristen, god I haven't seen you in a long ole time. You have been spending to much time with Isaac." You say with a smile. "Come to think of it I haven't even seen Isaac in a long time, where is he?" "He went to over to one of his friends house's." She answers. "Cool, are you hangin' out here today?" You ask excitedly, hoping you get the chance to actually talk to someone since you have been busted away from Zac. "Yep. I came over to hang with Tay, since I don't want to interrupt you and Zac." She answers, then races up the stairs before you can explain what happened between you and Zac. You walk into the kitchen to find Diana cooking again as usual. "Hi Amelia, where have you been all day?" She asks with a smile. "Oh I went to Kristen's house with Isaac to hang for awhile." "Really?" She asks looking suspicious. "If your thinking that I was with Zac then you're wrong, I don't want to do anything to make you or Mr. Hanson extend our time away from each other." You say with a convincing smile. "I'm glad to hear that you are taking this maturely." Diana says. "I want to ask you something, but I want you to seriously think about this." Diana asks. "Well what?" You say with a smile. "Well I talked to Walker, Isaac, Taylor, and Zac and they all thought this was good idea, especially Zac. How would you like to go on tour with them instead of....." You don't let her finish. "YYYYEYEEEESSSSS!!!! OF COURSE I WANT TO GO WITH THEM, MORE THEN ANYTHING!!!" "Well I am glad you are so excited. You do realize that you are going to have to do work and stuff?" She tells you. "Oh I know, I wouldn't dream of just sitting there doing nothing. Do you think they will let me set up the electrical stuff?" You ask. "Milia, I don't think they will." She says, remembering the last time when you killed Taylor's cat Mama when you accidently electrocuted him. "Taylor had enough trama for one day when you killed his cat." She adds. "You will though, be expected to help them with their clothes, making sure they remember everything and you can help them during rehearsals." She tells you. "Oh man this is awesome, when do we leave?" You ask way excited. "Next week on Monday." She tells you with a smile. "Kristen and one of her friends is coming to, I think there is something going on with her and Isaac but neither of them will admit it." Diana says with a smile. "Oh man this is awesome. How long will we be gone?" You ask. "Well you will be gone all of June through September." She answers. "Wow, and what about me and Zac? I mean how are we not going to see each other on the bus?" You ask with a frown. "Well this is your way of proving to us that you can be mature and keep your hands and eyes off each other for a week. If you can do this then you will be able to see each other again, but if you can't then you will NOT be allowed to see each other for the rest of the tour. I know this sounds cruel but what you guys were doing was really wrong, and I know you don't think so now but you will when your older." "I understand Diana, but this is totally cool, um, I am going to go pack right now." You say as you run up the stairs. "Isn't this awesome?" You ask Zac taking a breather from making-out for a half an hour (straight, no breaks). "I know, and if we are good for one week then we can be together forever!" He says smiling and kissing you softly on the neck. You and Zac have been meeting here for two days (the skating place). You have been a little happier since you have been seeing him but you still haven't been any nicer to Walker but he has been really nice to you. "I wish we could just stay like this." You begin. "In the woods on top of each other, I could live like that!" Zac says with a smile. "Well on top of each other yes, in the woods no, there are way to many bugs. I meant together." You tell him. "Ya, I agree, my dad really overreacted, maybe if we talk to him, maybe if we tell him that we will be good for two days and he can watch us and then we can be together, I can't wait a whole nother week." He says. "Well, what do you want to do?" You ask looking up at him. He smiles then kisses your lips. You wrap your arms around him and kiss him back slowly. You hold him close to you. You never want this to end. "You know, why can't we do something else besides make-out every time we see each other? I mean I really like doing it but I want us to have fun together. What can we do?" You say pushing him off of you. You stand up and start brushing yourself off. "I don't know what to do, maybe we should...." You are cut off by the sound of a twig breaking and someone blading up the trail. You turn around to see Taylor rollerblading towards you guys as fast as he can. He stops a few feet in front of you way out of breath and his face is bright red. "Tay what's wrong?" You ask. "Mom asked Kristen where you were and Kristen said she didn't know cause I didn't get a chance to tell her about this so mom sent dad out to look for you guys and he just went to the Laser tag arena, so Zac you have to head over to your friend Max's house and pretend that you have been there for awhile, go, NOW!!!" He yells, pushing Zac down the trail. "What about me?" You ask with butterflies in your stomach. "We have to get home right away before my dad gets home cause you were supposed to be at Kristen's until 4:00 and it is 6:30, my mom is trippen'!" Taylor says looking concerned. "She's rambling on about something about the tour and how she trusted you two, she is really pissed! Let's go!!!" He says and grabs your arm and literally pulls you down the hill. You two speed home together and get to the driveway just as Walker walks out of the house. "Where the hell have you been?" Walker asks you when you get to the door. "I went to the backwoods to a place Tay had shown me, it's a skating ramp, I was rollerblading there." You tell him trying to look convincing. "You're a terrible lier Amelia, I want you up in your room now, and you are not going to see Zac for the rest of the tour, no exceptions this time. We trusted you and you snuck off with him, I can't believe you two could do this to us, where's Zac?" Walker asks. "I don't know I haven't seen him all day." You say. "STOP LYING TO ME!!" Walker yells at the top of his lungs which makes you jump back. You try hard to hold back the tears. "Now where is Zac?" Walker asks again. "I thought he went to the Laser tag arena, I really don't know!" You lie again. "I was just at the arena and he's not there, and I am tired of your lying." He says again. "What makes you think I am lying? How do you know for sure? Do you have cameras watching our every move?" You ask feeling really pissed. "No I don't have cameras but I have someone who saw you go into the backwoods and then Zac followed ten minutes later!" Walker says matter-of-factly. "WHAT?? We didn't go in there, we haven't been together all day!!" You say really crying now. "Dad why don't you just leave her alone?" You turn around and see Zac standing there with Max. "You watch how you are talking to me young man, Amelia go to your room right now, and neither of you are to see each other until after the tour." He says. "Wait a minute, Amelia, you're staying here." "What you just told me to go to my room." You say sounding confused. "No I mean you are staying here, you are NOT going on tour with us, we obviously can't trust you and Zac together so your are staying here for the summer." He says. "Now go to your room and stay there." "You know." You say walking up to him. "I came up here to have a cool summer away from my drunk mom who drinks and yells and hits me for no reason at all. And I come down here expecting a really fun summer and all I get is kept away from my boyfriend, stuck in my room, and now you are telling me that I can't see any of them for the whole summer. No offense to you or Diana but, WHAT'S THE POINT?? You know, everyday I wish more and more that I didn't even come here this summer. You have treated me like crap ever since I got here and don't know why. Is it because I going out with Zac and I am 15 and he's 12? Is it because I actually wasn't in love with Taylor like every other 15 year old girl? Or is it because you caught me with Zac? I know you did those things with Diana when you guys first fell in love, and all I want is for you to look back on that time and realize what you are doing to me and Zac!" With that you skate into the house take off your blades and walk upstairs to your room leaving Walker stunned and speechless on the porch. "You were a little hard on her honey." Diana finally speaks up. "I know." He replies, then walks into the house into his study.
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