Playing with hearts

Moving countries was harder than I thought. My names Jolene but I prefer to be called Jo. Well at least that's what everyone calls me back in America. Moving to the UK is a weird transition. New school. New friends. New weather. It was going to be hard especially since the trouble maker and I acquainted. One thing for sure, it's going to be an emotional roller coaster; and not the fun kind.


26. The Final solution


Nikki's P.O.V

"EMILY SWITCH IT OFF PLEASE!" I shouted as the alarm started to go off.

There was a knock on the door and it slightly opened.

"Time to wake up. The other will be here in an hour." Sam's dad said.

We all eventually got up and made our way to get ready. We didn't wear make up.

As we walked down the stairs, we could smell pancake and waffles.

"DADS MAKING BREAKFAST!" Sam screamed as she ran down the stairs.

"Calm down honey. I thought I would make it since ill be leaving tonight." He laughed.

Carol walked in and sat across from Derek.

After we ate we started washing up and then the door bell rang.

"Ill get it." My mum said.

We walked into the living room as we knew everyone would be coming.

"Hello boys. Come on in. The living room please." She said as they all walked in.

"Hi." Casey said.along with the others saying it too.

I didn't want to look up to see Chris. When he was upset he just looked like a cute puppy. Lost and didn't know what to do. But his smile was something I use to see everyday. But I know I wouldn't see it today.Emily turned to not look at him. She was really mad. Casey saw so he looked down.

The boys tried coming towards us but we jut couldn't look at them. We were all hurt.

"Uhm how about you all sit down and we can wait for Tom and Jo." My dad said as he gestured them to sit. It was all so awkward.

I looked up and right across from me was Chris. Had he cried?

I nudged Taylor and whispered. She then told me to look at the other boys. They were red eyed.

My mum could sense the awkwardness.

"Have you all eaten?" She questioned. I saw Jake and his head was resting on his hands. Hangover.

"No. We couldn't Aunty Carol." Reece said to my mum.

"Right James, Reece, Chris and Casey come with me. Ill call the rest of you boys when its cooked. And Jake?" He looked up. "Lets get something for that hangover." She smiled pulling her hand out so he would come.

After 10 minutes the boys had gone to eat. Me and the girls told them to.

"Theyre round the corner." Ruvini said. "Uhm Jo just text."

Tom's P.O.V

"I cannot believe this! So what now?" My mum asked.

"Well that's why were going over to Sam's house because she told her dad everything." I said.  "He wants to talk to us. See if we can resolve the problem."

"But isn't Derek flying out with Shawn?" Dad asked.

"He is. Shawn's gone London for a photoshoot and some last minute interviews. Then hes going to meet Shawn there and will leave at 12." Jo answered.

"Tom what do you want?" My mum asked.

"I don't know mum. Of course I want to tour and follow my dreams. But what they did to Jo is not right. Im so angry."

"Well lets go. Lets hope everything works out for the best." Jo said.

We had got into our car and I drove to the house.

"Whatever you do. Don't fight. PLEASE."

"Ill try." I said honestly. Shes my sister. TWIN sister.

Jo had texted Ruvini that we were round the corner. As soon as I we got to the driveway, I saw two cars. The boys were here. And then I saw the other car of Ruvini's.

We got out and knocked on the door. It was Derek.

"Hello Sir." I said.

"Tom. Jo. Come in." He said as we walked in. "Have you guys eaten?"

"Yes we have thank you." Jo answered.

He led us to the living room. The boy on one side and the girls on the other.

"Hey babe." Nikki smiled as she kissed me.

"Hey." I replied back. I took a seat next to her.

I saw the boys all looking very upset.

Jo's P.O.V

Barclay was crying. Why? He doesn't care does he?

Derek's P.O.V

"Right kids. First of all we are going to sort out the friendship. That is clearly more important." I started of. "Me and Carol are going to ask you why this happened and what good came out of it. We have up to 5 hours." I said sternly.

All the kids were sat round the room while me and my wife Carol were stood up looking a them. I looked at Carol. She knew what to do. She use to be a guidance counsellor.

"Okay first of Tom and Jo." They both looked up. "When you first approached the boys. What did you think of them? Speak honestly. Tom?"

"Well actually the boys approached us. Not Barclay. Anyways they were all very nice and helpful. They helped us to the reception then to our classes. They even invited us to their table and made us part of their friends. Im not going to lie Barcs didn't really give a good first impression. He was with some girl making out. I found it funny because Jo looked at him in disgust. So yea." He answered looking at the boys. They were all happy with the response he had given.


"I agree with Tom about the boys. When I first met Barclay I instantly knew I would hate him. He was just there making out with the girl then after he would try be nice to me. A flirt. But then later on like a month later he started being nice to nice. I asked Reece and he said it was normal and that it was just him. At first it was hard to believe and then I thought maybe he was right. When Barclay kissed me at the party to me it meant something. It really did."

"Okay so a  month later. Right was that when the whole bet thing started?" She asked looking at Jake.

"Yea." He answered.

"Jake this is for you." He looked up. "Why?"

That was all she said.

"Why what?" He asked confused.

"Why did you create this 'bet'?" She asked as she detailed the question.

"Because.... because I was fed up."


"Of Barclay. Don't get me wrong hes an amazing friend a brother to me. Always there no matter what. But hes literally slept with every girl in our year well besides these lot and he just sometimes feels proud of it. Like everyday it was a different girl.  I was jealous. Girls would love to be with him. But the girls I would want to be with didn't like me because of who I am and how I was." He said tears flowing down his face.

I saw Jo stand up and hand Jake the tissue box.

"Thanks" He said as she sat down.

Carol went closer to him and knelt down. "That's not the full answer Jake. Is it? Theres more to it."

Nothing could get passed Carol.

"I don't want to say it. Its stupid." He said.

"Mate we all need to say something were not going to laugh. Never have never will." Barclay said.

"Fine. Its because of what YOU did." He said pointing at Barc.

"Wow your mum is good." Jo said.

"What do you mean?"


"What about her?"

"I liked her all the boys knew and you slept with her. Then when I wanted to ask her out she said no because we were users. Sleep with the girls and never call or care about them. Just because of what you did Molly wouldn't go out with me." By now Jake was crying his eyes out. "I tried to let it go but once again you started again and then you started flirting with Jo and IM SORRY!" He shouted.

Jo went over to him and gave him a massive hug. "Its okay. I want to be friends again but the whole bet thing will be hard to forgive."

"I know. Im going to go wash my face."

After he came back we continued.

"Barclay." He looked up worried. "How do you feel towards Jo? Tell us how you felt once you met her and from now."

"At the beginning I thought she was hot." I looked at Tom who was tensing up. He looked at me and I mouthed to him to calm down. But then she seemed like a nice person and even Tom. When the bet was placed it meant I got to spend more time with her. She was amazing I realised we had a lot in common. At the party when we kissed I thought I wouldn't feel anything but I did. I kept quiet and then when I took her out for the date I knew I was falling for her. Hard. I went to James and told him.  The next day all the boys came besides Tom he was out with Nikki. I told them how I felt and I told Jake I wanted to end the bet. He agreed. Shawn was there and al we said was me and Jo dating was a bet. That's all he knew. The boys agreed they didn't want to be part of it but were happy to know that it was over. But then everything was said last night." Barclay ended. Wow.

"So what your saying there son is that you really are in love with this lovely lady?" I asked.

"Course I am sir. Shes amazing. Shes turned me into a better guy. A better person."

"Jo what do you want? Do you want to go out with Barclay?" I asked.

Jo's P.O.V

All eyes on me. Luckily I thought this all over so I knew my answer.

"No I don't. Wait. Barclay." He looked up hurt. "I do love you. But right now I don't know what im feeling. I just need time to think and be alone.I know for sure I cant forgive you for this. Im sorry." I said as I knew tears were falling.

"Don't be. It was my fault. I understand. But always know that im sorry and I hope you will forgive. me. Some how." He said as he looked directly at me.

"Right okay now that is covered." Carol said.

"Now what?" Charlie asked.

"Tour. Lets go to my office. All the boys please." Derek said as he stood up.

"Wait! What about us?" James said as he made his way to Ruvini.

"What about it?" She questioned.

"What happens to our relationship?" He asked.

"Can we speak alone?" She asked looking at Derek.

"Course. Barclay, Tom, Charlie, Jake make your way to the office please." He said.

"Tom please do go on the tour. Its your dream." I said to him before he left.

Ruvini left to go into the garden with James following behind.

"Reece, Taylor, Casey, Emily I think you should go too. Considering you haven't spoken to weach other at all." With that they left too.

"Honey you and Chris go too. But don't hurt her feelings even more." Derek said sternly. With that they left.

"DEREK!" Carol screamed. "How about you two help me make some snacks for lunch?" We nodded and me and Nikki headed to the kitchen.

Casey's P.O.V

We went to the front and the first thing she said broke me.

"This is hard."


"Because of all this. Im happy you were not part of it but im still mad. I just need time to think. About a lot of things. Please." I knew what she meant because she had family problems at home.

"If it means youre happy then fine. That's all I want." I hoped it was before prom. It was in like 2 weeks.

"Couple of weeks. Like when you go on tour."


"I understand."  I lied. We hugged and she left.

I made my way to the office. Derek there in front.

"She wants a break." I said.

"Im sorry." Charlie said as he gave me a hug.

"Youre together. Just a break." Derek said.

James P.O.V

I held on to her hand tightly.

"What you did was wrong. You should have told me no matter what. Even if it started after we were dating."

"I know and I am sorry. Im mad at myself." I said. "Please don't break up with me."

She turned and looked shocked.

"W-what? James Im not going to break up with. That's impossible." I sighed in relief. "But with what happened im still mad at you. It can never be forgiven. Okay?"

"Yea im sorry." I said happily as I lightly kissed her. I stood up and held out my hand which she took. We walked into the house well through the kitchen.

"So I see you two are together."


I left to go to the office.

"Well?" Derek asked.

"Were together. But shes mad."



"She wants a break."

"Im sorry man."

"Its okay."

Reece's P.O.V

We were in the spare room.

"Whats going to happen? Taylor I don't want to lose you." I said as I held on to her hand.

"Neither do I babe but that's hurtful. I know what Jo is feeling. Its horrible." I looked down. Not happy. "Yea you didn't stop the whole thing but you knew that the right thing to do was not to be part of it so ive thought it over and I still want to be with you."

"Yes! I love you so much."

"But that doesn't mean im letting you off with the whole bet thing." She laughed.

She went to the kitchen and I went to the office.

"Now my nephew Reece has arrived with a big smile. Which means...."

"Were together." I laughed. That was our thing. He was a great uncle to have a laugh with.

"Were on a break." Casey said sad.

"Im sorry dude." I said as I hugged him.

"Me and Ruvini are together." James said.

"Now for Chris. Shes taking her time there." Uncle D said concerned. "I don't know now."

"This could go both ways." Tom said.

"They have been dating for nearly 2 years." Casey said.

Chris' P.O.V

I was sat on her bed while she walked around her room. She always did that when she didn't know what to do.

"Im sorry babe." I said truthfully. I looked up. She stopped and turned to look at me. Tears in her eyes.

"I don't know what to do? Why didn't you stop this Chris?" She asked crying her eyes out




We were both screaming at each other tears falling continuously.

"I know." She whispered as she sat on the bed.

I sighed and knelt down to her moving the loose strands of hair.

"Im sorry I really am." I quietly said.

"I cant do this." That when it hit me.


She stood up.

"We have been dating for nearly 2 years and well if you didn't want to be part of it then you could have told me. We both promised each other no more secrets."

She was right we made these promises. I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.

"I think we should take a break."

My heart shattered.

That's the one thing I hated.

"No. No no no no no babe please."

"Chris I think its for the best. I need to think about this. Where our relationship stands im sorry. Im sure we can still talk."

"So youre breaking up with me?"

"A break. I hate the word break up. It means iv lost you. Im sorry." She left.

She broke up with me. A break.

"Aaaaaah!" I screamed as I slammed the wall.

After 5 minutes I went down to the office.

"Im sure you've heard everything."

"Well we heard a bang on the wall." James said.

"What happened Chris?" Derek asked.

"She wanted a break but to me she broke up with me."

"Calm down Chris. That's my cousin for you. When us two use to fight she wouldn't speak to me for days or weeks."

"Reece is right. That's my daughter for you. You know that."


Derek P.O.V

"Can we talk about something else please?" Chris asked broken hearted.

I felt bad.

"Lets get to it. Times ticking. The tour. Is it happening or not? All im saying is we have confirmed it and well your fans are excited and have bought tickets." I said.

"Well as you know we have talked and we have decided to go on the tour but its going to be a while until I will fully be friends and trust Barclay and Jake. Now we want to know what Chris says." Tom spoke on behalf of everyone.

"Chris?" I asked

"Ill go on tour."

"Well congratulations. Im glad that was quick. And Chris and Csey im sorry but I know you will be together with my daughter and Emily by the ned of tour. I can gurantee that."

We all got up and headed to the kitchen.

"The boys are going on tour!" I shouted.

Carol came over and kissed me congrats. It started to get awkward and I wanted to speak to Sam before I go.

"Honey come over hear."

"If youre happy with the decision you made then good on you but he truly is sorry."

"We have been together for nearly 2 years I just want to think and see where we stand with each other dad."

I nodded and hugged her. She was my angel.

"So girls will you be coming next month?"

"Yup." Taylor said.

"Okay awesome but I have to go now. Stereo Kicks Monday 9am meet at the office I work at. The cars will be there to take you to rehearsals. The next time you will be in Devon is 2 days before Prom."

They nodded. I hugged my family and said good byes.

"Next Stop Airport to LA." I said to myself.

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