Allie: When I look at you…
The lights went out as I finished the song and the boys went out to me on the stage. When people finished clapping we looked at each other.
Dylan: This song is written by our good friend Jake Williams. He’s been a true friend and a helping hand through this bumpy ride.
Austin: So Jake if you would just come out on stage we have a surprise for you.
Jake walked out on stage and looked at us.
Peyton: We would have waited till tomorrow but when you gave us our surprise today we wanna do the same thing.
Camille walked up on stage with some flower, chocolate and a little present that had a beautiful watch inside of it.
Allie: thanks for getting us so far in such a short time Jake. You’ve given us everything but best of all you’ve given us a better and stronger friendship. So you’re going to stay here because you’re a part of that song. This is together we are.
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
Cuz together we can do no wrong.
Nothing’s gonna hold us down
When we’re together, where we belong
Together, where we belong
together we are, brighter than the sun, together we are the calm inside the storm, we are, nothing without each other
together where we belong
We all walked down the stage. There was a small break before Peyton were going to sing a song. Austin walked up to me from behind and hugged me while I was looking at Peyton.
Austin: hey. You did great up there.
Allie: thanks. You too.
I turned around and hugged him just as Peyton walked down of the stage.
Dylan ran up on the stage. Austin was going to end the show. Peyton stared at me and Austin. I don’t think he knew why I kept hugging him.
Peyton: Allie can we talk?
Peyton took me outside and then closed the door. He walked around and seemed really annoyed.
Allie: what’s wrong?
Peyton: Are you trying to make me jealous?
Peyton: Are you in love with Austin?
Allie: OMG… Peyton this gotta stop. Austin is my best friend. I love him but as a friend. No I’m not trying to make you jealous I didn’t even realize that you were down off the stage because I was speaking with him. I AM NOT IN LOVE WITH AUSTIN MAHONE. For God sake Peyton! I thought you knew that you are the one that I love and the one that I wanna be with. I’m not trying to make you feel bad. Austin is just making me feel better. I know I hug him in front of you. I know he kisses my cheek but it you find it that annoying you should tell him how you’re feeling. And if you can’t handle the fact that I’m going to hug other boys there isn’t going to be anything between you and I.
I walked back inside when I was done speaking. Peyton ran after me and stopped me. He kissed me. His eyes were close and our body was one. One of his hands was on my back while the other was in my hair. Everyone could see us. I didn’t know in the beginning but I found out when all the attention were on us instead of Austin who was on the stage.
Austin stopped singing because the crowd wasn’t paying attention to him.
Austin: Can someone please?.... wow this is awkward.
I stopped kissing Peyton and let go of him. Everyone was staring at us. We just awkwardly walked away without saying anything. Jake walked up to us.
Jake: What do you think you’re doing?!
Peyton: It’s my fault Jake… I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.
Jake: No it won’t.
We finished the show shortly after and then took off. Some of the kids from the concert hand posted pictures of me and Peyton and before I knew about it, it was all over twitter and facebook.
Allie: Peyton there’s pictures of us all over the internet. People are asking questions! What do we do?
Peyton: It’s time to tell them the truth.
Allie: But I don’t even know what the truth is.
Peyton: The truth is that we like each other and we show that to each other but we’re not dating because it’s too complicated when you live in another country. That’s the truth.
Allie: I guess.
I sat down outside when we got home my mom sat down beside me.
Allie: I guess you wanna take me home now that I screwed up?
Allie’s mom: Allie… Jeg ved ikke hvad jeg skal sige. (Allie… I don’t know what to say.)
Allie: Jeg vil ikke hjem. Jeg hører til her. (I don’t wanna go home. I belong here)
Allie’s mom: Jeg ved det godt lille skat, men medmindre du får skrevet kontrakt i morgen bliver jeg nødt til at tage dig med hjem. (I know honey but unless you get signed tomorrow I’ll have to take you home.)
I started crying.
Allie: I don’t wanna leave. I wanna sing. Mom I’ve finally found something I’m good at.
Allie’s mom: I’m sorry…
Allie: What about my relationship to Peyton? You don’t care about that’s going to be are you?
Allie’s mom: I…
Allie: Don’t even bother to explain anything mom. You just don’t get it. You don’t remember how it used to be. Just because dad left doesn’t mean I’m going to. I’ll always be your daughter but you’re taking something that means the world to me.
Allie’s mom: We can discuss this all night. It’s going to happen whether you like it or not.
I got up and walked into my room. I sat down at the balcony. The stars looked beautiful. Peyton walked out and sat down beside me.
Peyton: I heard what your mom said. She’s taking you home isn’t she?
Allie: Unless I get signed tomorrow she is. So I’ll have to make sure that someone wants to sign me tomorrow.
Peyton: And if not, I’ll promise to come visit you.
Allie: I’m gonna miss you so bad if I’m leaving. You’re everything that I’ve ever dreamt of Peyton. You’re everything that I want to have in my life.
He hugged me because the tears started running down my cheeks.
Peyton: You can do this. I know you can. We’re gonna make it.
He handed me a little paper note.
Allie: what’s this?
Peyton: A list of songs that we’re going to rehearse right now because you’ll have to surprise everyone tomorrow.
I wiped away the tears from my eyes and took Peyton’s hand.
Allie: I can do this.