Love is a 5 Way Street – Chapter 4Killer Tuna Redux 2: Love is a 5 Way Street – Chapter 4Hollywood Arts High SchoolJade strolled through the side entrance of the school with a swing of her hips as if she owned the place, the guarded yet confident expression warning all those around her not to challenge her as she passed the milling about students. She had good reason to feel that way as she was one of the girls that ‘ran’ the school. In a sea of faceless and interchangeable cogs, there were only a few that stood out and were the stars. Jade never really let that power go to her head though, knowing that her success would be inevitable, unlike those are that would probably have to sleep their way to the top for such acclaim. No, she wielded more soft power with a hands-off approach. Fear kept them in line with her, fear of what she could do to them and that she would get away with it.The hallways and the main stairwell were filled with students just loitering, meeting up with their friends while others were finishing up decorations to the spring dance before the first bell of the day would ring. The school’s annual Spring Showcase to show off the students’ talents to the talent scouts had taken place the previous weekend, so the student body had decided that to celebrate and unwind was to have a dance and not wait around for the Kickback that was a few weeks away. The group of seniors that had taken it upon themselves to organize the dance—following the example set forth by Tori with organizing her ‘Prome’ during their sophomore year—decided in their infinite wisdom to have it as a costume ball, but leave plenty of leeway for the student body to decide the level of appropriateness of costumes believing that with a ‘Disney’ theme, nothing could go wrong.She enjoyed a good dance as the next girl, but this one she had taken keen interest in wanting to attend as it would be her and Freddie’s first dance together, but hopefully not their last one. She had already gotten her costume and was saving it as a surprise for him.Jade turned the corner to her scissor decorated locker to change out her books for her first two periods, but before she could even finish turning the combination for her locker, the dark haired half-Latino girl with who she had spent much of the last week and who had aggressively invaded her dreams casually walked towards her with a sunny grin.”Hey Jade,” Tori called out with her a friendly wave of her hand and flash of a smile.The lighter skin teen froze at seeing the girl’s pretty face. Once the morning greeting would have irritated her to no end just seeing her face and ended with a threat of gory v******e, but after the last week, her normal reactions were out the window, replaced with confusion. She mumbled out while excusing herself to finish turning the lock to her combination, “Morning.”Tori’s smile slightly waned. She was no stranger to Jade’s bristling attitude, but seeing Jade being so passive caused her to become concerned for her ‘kinda’ friend. She dropped her cheery voice and replaced it with soft concern, “Are you okay?””I’m fine,” Jade answered with nearly a sneer as she opened her locker.Tori mentally rolled her eyes, seeing the Jade she knew coming out.Jade caught the careless expression Tori was wearing without realizing it and found herself apologizing, “Sorry, I guess I’m just a little stressed. We have the play tonight, then there’s the dance tomorrow night and I guess I’m just stressing since it’ll be my first live performance in front of him—and it’s been two months since I’ve seen him.”The brunette’s concern turned to being stunned since she couldn’t remember a time that Jade had actually apologized for anything. She gathered her bearings and replied, “It’s okay. I’ve been kind of stressed too with coming off the Showcase then the play and getting ready for the dance—I still haven’t found a costume really—and we’ve been rehearsing every afternoon for more than a week. We’re in this together, you know.””Thanks, Vega,” Jade uttered while trying to find refuge inside her locker. “We can get on each other’s nerves, and that’s at the best of times. Sticking us as a couple is just begging for trouble, but Sikowitz has never done anything that’s really made sense. I’m surprised we haven’t been at each other’s throats this entire week.”Tori tightly smiled and nodded, accepting the mean girl’s thanks and agreeing with her point about their peculiar teacher. Her smile turned to a grin, almost devilish but without any malice behind it, but genuine teasing as if they were as close as she and Cat were when talking about guys, “Sooo… we finally get to meet your mystery man tonight?”Jade rolled her eyes and blew a short breath between her lips. “He’s not my ‘mystery man’. You know who he is. Hell, millions of girls know who he is.” She refrained from commenting on the fact that while his luck with ladies in Seattle was abysmal, there were still thousands of girls out there that would eagerly do anything for him that he wanted.Tori shook her head, her soft curls bouncing on her upper chest and shoulders. “I know, but it would be nice to meet the guy in person who stole your heart the day you met him and has made you so happy ever since then. I think he’s the reason you haven’t tried to kill me in almost 6 weeks. Must be some kind of guy.”Jade’s eyes half closed and studied the teen as if she was potential prey, debating why Tori would care so much about meeting Freddie. The old standby emotion of jealousy flared up, but she knew that didn’t make any sense in light of Tori’s continual refusal to date Beck because of loyalty to her, however unwarranted it may have been to her—according to Beck’s voiced opinion last year. Douche.The future musical sensation grinned, not realizing exactly why Jade could be getting upset with her. “Oh, come on, Jade… even you have to admit that was pretty impressive that a guy not only was able to get through your scary wall you put up for guys not to ask you out, let alone talk to you, but became your boyfriend the same day and you can’t deny that since you’ve been dating Freddie that you have been happy—even with it being a long distance relationship. I can’t remember when I have ever seen you more content, other than when you’re performing.”When Jade looked back on that weekend, after getting some literal distance from Freddie after he left for home, she found it beyond impressive of how well he just clicked and it seemed as if it was fated for them to be together. Perhaps other girls would have taken the opportunity to take a step back from the situation of just jumping into a relationship with a guy she had just met, but not Jade. The more she thought on it and the more that she had remained in contact with Freddie, she knew she had made the right decision with him.Also, Tori may not have voiced it, but there was an unspoken accusation towards Beck that he couldn’t make his ex happy. She didn’t want to think badly of Beck (though she slipped back into it far too easily), even in light of everything, something that to her surprise, Freddie had encouraged her to continue feeling. A part of her wasn’t sure if Freddie was being stupid or just so trusting of her that he couldn’t conceive of her cheating on him with Beck. It was a humbling feeling for a girl that was had confidence to spare.Jade reached into her shoulder bag to pull out a book to place in her locker then pulled out a paper notebook. “No, I wouldn’t deny that Freddie is that… amazing to pull off such a thing. He’s kind, but not spineless like all the other guys around here, and he does make me happy.””No offense, but you didn’t exactly give the guys here a fair shot since you really just wanted them to be scared of you,” the Latina shot back.The blue streaked hair girl shoved the notebook into her bag and answered in a clipped tone, “If the guys around here were too scared of me to bother asking me out then they weren’t worth my time in the first place.”Tori cocked her head and tilted her chin up, showing a partial profile to her on again/off again nemesis. “That oddly makes a lot of sense.”Jade paused at seeing Tori’s features, momentarily captivated by them and recalling one of the many rehearsals and dreams where she felt drawn to the girl’s beauty.Fortunately for Jade, Tori didn’t seem to notice and continued, “Anyway, so we’ll finally get to meet him tonight at the play?”The darker haired one continued to stare for a several more seconds before Tori questioned, “Jade?””Sorry, everyone will get to see him at lunch before we go to our last rehearsal. He’s coming over with Sam.””Wait, didn’t they…” she began before seeing a fire in Jade’s eyes that this wasn’t a door she was supposed to knock on. Tori’s neatly trimmed eyebrow flared up, thinking of something else, and she asked with a near squeaky voice, “He’s not flying in this afternoon?””No, he came in… last night. That’s why I ditched rehearsals. I wanted to welcome him and get a chance to have some time with him before having to come to school today. Besides lunch, I really won’t get to spend any real time with him until after the play.” Jade smirked as she finished telling a partial truth, “He even got to chance to help me rehearse. You know he can act.”Tori tried not to think about what might have happened romantically between the two of them in that time and shook the mental images off. “So he made a convincing Walter, huh?”Jade grinned, enjoying her secret about just ‘how’ convincing Freddie was at Tori’s part, “Definitely.”Tori returned with a perplexed look. “What?””Oh nothing,” Jade carelessly spoke while grabbing another book from her locker.The olive skin teen lazily shrugged her shoulder. “I’m surprised that you just didn’t ditch school and spend the day with him.””I thought about it, but the point of him coming down now was to get to see me perform live. As much as I would like just to spend the day with him, I have to be ready to perform this afternoon and that includes all the double checking and getting ready before the play. We have tomorrow and the dance and then he goes back Sunday.””No one can ever say you’re not dedicated to your work.””No they can’t.”A lull fell between them, neither noticing or if they did, not mentioning that they were having a pretty civil conversation with each other that didn’t involve some passive aggressive bickering.Tori broke it with a hesitant question, “Speaking of Freddie, how do you think Beck will react to meeting him?”Jade wanted to snap that she didn’t give a damn how Beck would respond, but took on a more tactful response, something she had noticed about herself since she had started dating Freddie, “I’m sure that Beck’s going to act just fine. I’m not saying anything about who he’s dating… or trying to date in your case… so he can’t say anything about who I’m dating. It was the same way when be broke up the last time. He’s free to date anyone he wants and I’m free to do the same.”When Jade emphasized ‘anyone’, she took a particular gaze at Tori, perhaps subc0nsciously signalling that it was alright for the half-Latino to finally say yes to any advances made by Beck. She thought her eyes perhaps were playing tricks on her when she saw a soft blush on Tori’s cheeks and look of disappointment.”Of course,” Tori glanced down to their feet and mumbled, refusing to meet eye contact with Jade, “I’m going to go head and head for class. I’ll see you at lunch.””Right, later,” the blue eye girl slowly answered, studying the retreating girl.Jade was closing her locker just as Cat happily passed Tori, exchanging quick friendly greetings before going on their individual ways, and arrived next to the scissor loving girl.”Hiii,” Cat eagerly greeted her with a wave.The dark haired teen felt mild nausea at Cat’s unusually chipper mood even for her. She thought it was probably due to a previously good evening or perhaps this morning. She dryly and patiently answered, “Hey Cat.”The redhead was grinning like a mad girl, which plenty of students at the school thought perhaps she was a little touched in the head. “So… how was last night?”It was fine.””Fine? Did Freddie not come down?”Jade half smirked, confused by the question. “He flew in yesterday afternoon.”If it was possible, Cat’s grin grew larger and she looked as if she could have exploded with all the bubbling emotions. “Good, so how was your night? You caught up?””Cat, you know Freddie and I talk practically every day; there wasn’t anything to really catch up about.””Jaaaade…” The shorter teen’s bubbly smile turned into a mischievous one, eyes looking hungry for details, and asked, “I didn’t mean it that way.”Jade felt a rush of heat to her cheeks, surprised at her friend’s forwardness in a public setting. She glanced around and over her shorter friend’s head to make sure no one was overhearing their conversation. “It was, you know, good. Nice and all that.””Alright? You haven’t seen him in two months and it was just good and nice?” Cat was clearly disappointed as her mental image of them tearing through the West house, screwing on every surface, wasn’t what happened. Or it wasn’t what Jade was sharing.Jade opened her mouth with the intent to really cut into Cat for the remark, but the first warning bell of the morning sounded through the school and the students started breaking up to head for their classes other than the ones that were continuing to decorate for the next night’s costume ball.”Fine… you wanna know so damn bad?” The highlighted hair teen grabbed her last book and shut her locker with a loud bang. She took Cat’s delicate wrist and started on their way to somewhere more private to answer the redhead’s question. “Let’s go.”As they cut down the hallway, the girls passed Sikowitz, the ever eccentric and perhaps unbalanced acting teacher, and Jade quickly had an idea. “Sikowitz, Cat and I are going to the dressing rooms. She needs to double check one of my outfits so we’re going to take care of it now so we don’t have to worry about it this afternoon before last minute rehearsals.” It was the perfect bull-chizz excuse as Cat had her hand in wardrobe with being a natural talent when it came to costumes and Sikowitz always appreciated his students’ eagerness in delving into their performances.Sikowitz grinned like the madman many of the faculty believed him to be, sipping on whatever was in that coconut, and answered, “Good thinking, Jade. I’ll let your teachers know what you’re up to.”Jade half smirked as she walked by, loving the advantage of going to performing arts high school where performances got priority over the other classes even when they shouldn’t.The friends, with fascinating benefits, continued on to the Black Box Theatre until they entered through the back entrance. The theatre had been reserved for the night’s play and the set and seats were already in place, so no one would be in there until Sikowitz’s class after lunch. Jade continued leading Cat, gripping her wrist tightly, around the stage to the backstage and towards the dressing rooms for additional privacy. They reached the female dressing rooms and pulled the shorter girl inside then closed the door behind them and locked it just to make sure no one would disturb them.Cat eagerly took a seat on the table top of one of the makeup booths so she would be at eye level with Jade. She let her legs happily dangle off the edge and rested her hands on her bare knees. “So, tell me what happened. I want details.”Jade raised her ringed eyebrow as she took a seat opposite of the redhead. “Freddie arrived at four and I surprised him with an early dinner. We talked and ate then snuggled and watched TV before we went to bed.””And?” Cat said eagerly, her eyes growing as if there were a million things that were going to happen next. “You couldn’t have brought me here just to say that.”Jade breathed out loudly and glanced to the ceiling, “You really want me to give you a play-by-play of the night?””Maybe…” Cat shrugged her right bare shoulder covered by her red velvet hair and half smiled, biting her lip. “I just want to know that you and Freddie were happy last night.””What? Are you and Sam having a dry spell?”The shorter girl pouted angrily, “Not really… but I could feel something off this morning-“Jade sighed loudly and needlessly glanced over her right shoulder and crossed her right legging covered leg over the other. The last thing she needed was Cat to be pouty for the day. “Fine, I’ll tell you what happened. I surprised him when he walked in, dressed as Nancy, well, as sexy Nancy with a negligee that left very little to the imagination. It was so low cut that my boobs were practically ready to fall out… porno hikaye which was my intention.”Cat was trying to listen but the mere mention of Jade’s heavenly chest made her feel a bit of warmth and desire and they were all she could focus on.”I wowed him of course and had him sit on the couch so he could relax after the flight. I got him to go along with playing Walter and—””You did some roleplaying with him?” Cat said, snapping from her breast focus. “Sam and I do that sometimes… but I don’t think she likes it.”Jade was a tiny bit surprised that Cat understood the concept, but then again, she wouldn’t be surprised if Cat hadn’t dressed up as a little doll for Sam at some point… or whatever Sam was into.”Yeah, I wanted his help to get into my character. I have to love Walter after all, and in the play, since Vega’s playing him, it’s not that easy.”Cat nodded understandingly and a little sad that Jade still couldn’t see Tori as her friend even if they had been getting along since she had begun dating Freddie. A talk for another time, she thought to herself. “So what happened next?”Jade cocked her head to the side, letting her lips softly curl into a faint sultry smile. She trailed the tip of the nail of her left middle finger to just under her neck then trailed it down to her exposed cleavage. “I walked over to him and pulled the top down… then I got a little taste of him to get him going.” She smirked snaking her tongue out against her pale digit. “It wasn’t that ‘hard’ to get him rock hard since it had been so long for us and I was drop dead gorgeous. Once he was ‘up’ to perform, I put a little lubricant on me from a bottle I had hidden under the couch.” She licked her lips and her voice dropped as her fingertips danced along the supple exposed flesh, “I wrapped myself around his hard meat-stick and held him… I just held him, feeling how hard I had made him and letting him feel me at my softest.” She lightly scrapped her nail over the fair skin of the swell of her breasts while her right arm wrapped over her upper abs and under her rack to push them up just a bit.Cat licked her lips, imagining such a sight while her eyes were glued to Jade’s breasts. Neither girl noticed that Cat’s right hand started creeping up her thighs and under the hem of her dress.Jade’s eyes noticed the redhead’s gaze and it triggered a memory of another female classmate that she had caught a time or two taking a glimpse of her bountiful flesh. Her mood was almost derailed by the memory of the brunette girl, but she pushed that away to become lost in her own memory of the previous night.Her voice dropped further as she continued, biting her lip and eyes fluttering just a bit, “I began to make love to him with them. Up and down, up and down, just stroking him… just holding him while we slipped into our roles, looking into each other’s eyes. He just embraced the role and made me feel like I wasn’t even acting with him… he was Walter and I was Nancy and we talked like we were living it and not just acting out a scene and I wasn’t holding him.”She licked her lips again and her finger trailed down to her cleavage, brushing up and down what little was exposed of the inner side of her breast.”The inevitable began at some point, but he didn’t want to cum, as usual… I don’t blame him of course,” she casually admitted with an air of not only acceptance, but approval. “I can relate on how wonderful it must feel being between them… the warmth, the softness and the gentle stroking is nearly overwhelming just as I love the feel having something so soft yet so strong like steel between them, but that’s not just it… not just wanting to extend the pleasure as long as we can, but… it’s so… intimate. It’s not just some act where he’s using me to get off as you know so many other guys would do to me if given the chance, but it makes us feel so close, almost as close when he’s inside me and we’re… one… at least, for a little while.”Jade focused her attention back to Cat, noticing that the girl was offhandedly rubbing up and down her right thigh under the hem of her dress getting closer to her hip and her small chest rising and falling more than just even breathing would have indicated. She briefly wondered if she could get the cute little redhead off with just her recounting what happened with her boyfriend.She let her finger trail a little further down her cleavage until she ‘accidentally’ popped open the first button to her shirt that drew Cat’s eyes zoomed in the sliver more of exposed flesh. The dark haired teen uncrossed her legs and got up from her seat to approach her friend. Her left breast softly brushed Cat’s right arm, causing the sitting girl to shiver and quicken her breath while her eyes never left Jade’s cleavage.She continued in a soft, breathy voice without apparent attention to Cat while her finger moved up from her cleavage over the swell of her breast and around the outer side to underneath it, “You can understand the feeling. The need to feel close, intimate with someone where skin just has to touch skin to know the other person is there and you’re there for them…”Cat parted her pink lips and stuck the tip of her tongue out to run over her bottom lip. She distractingly answered, “Ah unh.””I know you do…” Jade cupped Cat’s right cheek and brushed over her tanned skin with her thumb. “When you latch on to me or Sam with those playful lips of yours and suckle… burying your pretty little face in our flesh. I finally understand. You just want to be close to us.”Cat blushed, feeling suddenly exposed though she was fully clothed to her dominating friend.The standing teen pressed her lips to the redhead’s forehead and whispered, “It’s okay. It’s okay. You don’t have to be embarrassed in front of me. It makes me feel close to you too.”Jade dropped her hand from Cat’s cheek and rested her hand on the sitting girl’s shoulder, now moving toward her ear to whisper. “Now where did I leave off? Oh right, I was holding Freddie and he was trying to hold back, but I egged him on though. I wanted him to cum… no, I needed it. It had been too long since we had made love and he had cum with me and I wanted him to give me everything he had. He deserved the release, but he didn’t want to make a mess on me or mess up my nightgown… that loving considerate bastard. He said I looked too pretty to mess up.”Cat’s eyes were completely focusing on Jade’s bust and cleavage as the dark haired teen spoke. She was listening, but her mind was painting a picture- a very different picture than the one Jade was describing, though it served as great motivation for her imagination. Her eyes undressed her friend, undoing a few buttons in her mind’s eye until she revealed more of her porcelain skin and center of her black bra. She imagined Jade hooking her fingers over the top of her cup and pulling down, exposing her pale orb and pink nub, and pushed it under the fleshy pillow giving it an incredible lift.The redhead imagined Jade’s ample soft bosom defying most of gravity despite the weight and her pink little nub. She licked her lips in the real world as in her imagination she was drawn to it and parted her lips to take in all the quarter size areola and a little of the surrounding pale flesh. Her breathing increased as she imagined rapidly flicking her tongue several times over the nipple to harden it into a little pebble before closing her lips tighter to just suckle from the nipple and thought she could almost taste her friend’s skin while her mouth became dry.Outside the scenario playing inside Cat’s mind, Jade’s right hand took over teasing her cleavage to slowly trailing under her neck and just under the new choker Freddie had given her that morning. “But I told him… I told him I wanted him to. I wanted him to give me a necklace, so… we kissed while I held him and our fingers were laced against my breasts then he shuddered in our embrace. He gave me what I wanted, painting my neck with his hot seed. You should have seen it Cat. It was just such a beautiful necklace… I didn’t want to take it off.”The redhead didn’t have to imagine too hard the sight. The scene in her head, where she was relaxing against her leaning in to gently suckle on her as if she was beginning to nurse from her mean friend transformed into a true memory of what happen a few months ago on the floor of her shared apartment with Sam- She was sitting on the floor with them, playing with herself while watching. The busty gothic girl and the redhead’s nearly as equally ample girlfriend had wrapped his engorged rod tightly between their beautiful flesh pillows. He had withered in pleasure, struggling as long as he could hold out as they stroked and verbally teased him. The girls may have been exhausted as they trapped him with pleasure, but he couldn’t outlast them after making love to Jade and experiencing the redhead’s sucking skills. He finally had to let go and covered their chests with necklaces, their chins and lips. She had even gotten a taste of him once he fired and enjoyed sucking on him as a flesh binky as the three of them cleaned themselves and him off.Cat shuddered as the memory finished playing out in her head, her panties practically melting into her hidden and hot, damp flesh.Jade softly mocked, understanding what Cat must have just imagined and felt, “Are you alright?”Cat made several gurgling sounds to clear her throat then muttered breathy, “I’m fine. What happened next?”Jade half grinned, thinking her friend had probably just wet her panties a little by this point. She certainly felt her nether regions start to heat up recounting what happened. She picked up her story, “I had to clean up so I could come back to clean him up, but I took too long and he was up and getting the fantastic dinner I made for him for me. I was going to treat him and he starts to try to treat me. I sent him away to the dining room so I could get our meal.””Was it a nice meal?””Yes then there was dessert…””I love dessert.””It was good, but nothing compared to what happened next.”Cat stared at the taller teen with confusion all over her innocent face. “What happened after dessert?””He sat me on the dining room table and…” She paused with a devilish idea came to her mind. She innocently asked with a tremor of naughtiness in her voice, “Why don’t I just show you?””Okay…” Cat said nervously.Jade took Cat by the hips to pull her off the table top. She slipped her hands under the hem of Cat’s dress and ran her palms over the short girl’s smooth slender legs until she reached her hips, already feeling the intense heat. She hooked her fingers over the waistband of boy shorts and slowly pulled them down her slender legs.She held up the panties to notice that there was a faint damp spot on the material’s crotch. Even she was impressed with her oratory skills as Cat didn’t necessarily get wet from suckling from her when they did such a thing before Freddie and Sam.”Jade?” Cat quietly asked to get her attention.”You wanted to know…” Jade half-heartedly answered while dropping the pink underwear on the table next to where Cat had been sitting.Since they were in a dressing room, there were plenty of necessary items that one might need. She spotted a towel and folded it several times before putting it on the floor in front of Cat. She patted on the table around the redhead and the smaller girl understood what she wanted her to do.Cat pulled her dress up to avoid sitting on it and hopped on the table. Jade spread open Cat’s legs and revealed her clean shaven wound. The dark haired teen sarcastically remarked, “He did this to me.”Jade leaned in and took a broad swipe at Cat’s slick lips, getting them to begin opening for her. She knew it wouldn’t take long for Cat to explode with how worked up she looked from listening to her story and the redhead always seemed to have a pretty strong hair trigger when one knew exactly where to apply the pleasure.The sitting girl shivered from the initial contact then relaxed as Jade slowly began her licking from the outside to slowly move to her center.After several licks to gather Cat’s initial release of juices, Jade mumbled, “You were so eager to find out what Freddie and I did last night, I think it’s only fair that I get to hear what you and Sam did last night while I showed you what he did to me.”Cat lulled her head to her right and closed her eyes, just letting herself enjoy Jade’s attention. Her breath quickened with Jade more focused and skilled laps that drew closer to her center. “We didn’t do anything last night except for cuddling, but…”Jade licked Cat’s inner lips and breathlessly asked against them, “So that’s why you wanted to hear what we did last night? Last night was a little dry for you?” She licked Cat’s center again, getting closer to penetrating her with her tongue and cutting the redhead’s her words off for a second.”But…”The kneeling girl asked between a lick, “But what?””This… uughhh… this morning, I got Sam off… in her sleeep.””Ewww, Cat was being a little kinky this morning? Detailssss,” Jade said, slithering her tongue against the sweet girl’s hood.Cat hitched her breath when Jade immediately slipped her tongue back into her folds, trying to stay focused. “I guess… I guess I just wanted SSSSam… Sam to feel good before… before I left this morning, but I… I knew if I…” Cat took several quick breaths and trembled as Jade picked up her pace in flicking her tongue inside her. “I woke her up first then we probably… and I would be late for school.”Jade pulled her mouth away and breathed on her, “So were you able to make her cum in her sleeep?”Cat scooted her pelvis forward, trying to get more contact with Jade’s lips and tongue. She loudly moaned her answer and Jade accepted that as a yes.”Impressive and really kinky.””Sam’s… Sam’s a deep sleeeper, so I got to… oh god, suck on her and finger… finger her, but…”Jade pulled her mouth away and softly blew on the eccentric girl’s heated opening. “What?””She woke up when I was showering and came… came to the bathroom when I was stepping out of the shower and drying. She figured out that it wasn’t a dream.””Did she ‘punish’ you?”Jade was curious for the answer for a number of reasons. She knew Sam took the lead in their relationship, but she wasn’t too sure how far they took the dom/sub relationship.”No, she had me close my eyes and play with myself, but told me not to cum yet.”Jade moved her left hand up to the thin material, and gently squeezed Cat’s small, but soft right breast. She rapidly ran her thumb over where she guessed the girl’s puffy nipple was located. “That sounds like punishment to me.”Cat’s breath hitched after Jade apparently found her nipple then answered, “She came back with our toy and… we made love only for a few minutes, because… I was already so close.”The kneeling girl reached further up to catch the thin strap of the sundress and bra then pulled them down, exposing the supple flesh to cool air of the dressing room. She palmed the side and continued to brush her thumb over the hardening bud to keep the smaller girl warm. She darted her tongue in and out of Cat’s opening, drawing the girl’s sweet nectar into her tongue before she asked, “What did Sam do then? Let you cum?”Jade didn’t wait for and answer as she moved her lips up and found Cat’s exposed button, she wrapped her pink lips around it and suckled hard, returning the favour from all the times that Cat got hold of her nipple.Cat struggled to form words as her sweet release was so close, especially with Jade working on her sensitive nub and she couldn’t help but mew. “Nonononono, not yet. She… pulled me off the counter and bent me over the… the bathroom counter and… took me from behind then she… she… she fuuuckked me… and I-I-I… then I… ohmygod!” Cat sucked in a hard breath then whined, “I’m coming Jade!”Jade moved her left hand up from playing with Cat’s exposed breast and shoved her first two fingers into the little redhead’s mouth, hoping to stop her from shouting and possibly drawing attention to themselves even if no one should have been around the theatre.Cat wrapped her lips around the invading digits and sucked hard, stifling her screams of ecstasy as she felt electricity run through her. She bucked hard against Jade’s face and her juices flowed over the girl’s lips and tongue.The kneeling teen gently lapped up the redhead’s sweet honey and pushed the stimulation further for the redhead with the soft brushing of the tongue across her nether lips.Jade removed her fingers from Cat’s mouth once the girl calmed down enough as to not yell out. The redhead’s chest heaved in trying to catch her runaway breath. She stood up and Cat wrapped her arms around her taller seks hikayeleri friend, using her as a life preserver to help calm her nerves. The taller teen protectively wrapped her arms around her friend with benefits to comfort her as she came down from her high. Sure they had used each other for a sometime much needed release, but that didn’t mean that they didn’t care about one another.Cat’s breathing calmed after about a minute then she lifted her head off Jade’s shoulder. She grinned madly while asking, “He did that to you on the dining room table?”Jade licked her lips, tasting the last of Cat on her lips, and wickedly teasing, “Actually he did that for me twice and that was about half the night, but I’ll have to tell you that later. We better get to class.””Okay, but Jade?””Yeah?””I’m so happy that you’re happy. I’m happy you found Freddie.”Jade would usually have something witty or sharp to respond to such a thing, but Cat was just being honest with her and supporting her happiness. She hugged her just a little tighter and answered, “Thank you Cat. I’m glad you found Sam.”Cat giggled and squeezed tighter, nuzzling the crown of her head onto the side of Jade’s neck.The scary actress let the ch!ldlike teen cuddle with her for another minute, drawing comfort from the act as well. However, she finally had to break the moment in reminding Cat, “Okay, we need to clean up and get to class. Let’s not push it and give them a reason to be suspicious.””You don’t need me to…” Cat abruptly became bashful in light of what they had just done and had done in the past.Jade cocked an eyebrow. “What?”Cat bowed her head and muttered, “You don’t want me to…”Jade wickedly smiled. “I’m fine. Thank you, but Freddie satisfied me plenty this morning and when he shows up for lunch today…” She grinned so wickedly, showing that she had something in mind for her visiting boyfriend. “Let’s just say I’m going to be repaying him in a big way…”Cat may have been considered dense by most if not all the people that knew her, but she clearly understood what her long-time friend was meaning with the look in her eyes. She giggled in the shared secret.”‘Kay, ‘kay,” Cat happily agreed while picking up her panties and heading to the bathroom built into the dressing room.* * *Asphalt CaféThe first lunch rolled around for the students of Hollywood Arts, and the starring group of students made their way to their usual blue table. Jade strolled towards the table holding two plastic black containers holding her and Freddie’s lunch as she expected him to arrive any moment with Sam. She grabbed a seat on one side of the table with her back to the parking lot entrance with the others circling around the table with Andre and Tori to her left and Beck, Robbie and Cat sitting opposite of her.The group started eating and chatting about how their mornings had gone in separate and shared classes, but it was soon interrupted with the sound of a revving motorcycle that drew the attention of the group of friends along with most of the other students in the café. The motorcycle with blonde driver and her passenger riding behind her pulled into the parking lot and took one of the empty spaces, clearly not concerned if she was taking one of the student’s reserved spaces. Jade couldn’t help but notice how closely Freddie was holding (extremely) and the location of his hands (her upper thighs) on the rule-breaking rider.Sam pulled off her helmet and shook her head, letting her blonde curls free to flow behind her back while Freddie hopped off the back of the motorcycle and pulled off his helmet. They secured the helmets to the bike before they started towards the tables, the former tech producer moving a bit wobbly from the sudden change in how he was functioning.Cat hid the blush in her cheeks with a sip from her straw at seeing how sexy her secret girlfriend looked getting off her motorcycle in her leather jacket and pleasantly surprising skirt, which led her to question who she was exactly wearing it for. Jade bit into her bottom lip, partially suppressing a groan at seeing the masculine sight of Freddie stepping off the motorcycle, even if he was riding bitch seat and seemed a bit wonky for a second returning to solid ground.The visiting former couple spotted their significant others and turned to head for their table. Jade and Cat got up from their seats to greet them.Jade wrapped her arms over the well-built teen’s shoulders and behind his neck to pull him into a deep kiss. He smiled into the kiss and held her close. He had used mouthwash or brushed his teeth recently but there was no mistaking the tangy taste inside his mouth. Even with giving him permission, and the fact that she knew that it happened thanks to a text from the blonde, she still couldn’t help but feel the cruelty of dealing with fingerprinted skin.While Jade’s mind ran with ideas, they were certainly becoming the center of attention for the whole area with their public display of affection and the fact that Jade was kissing a guy (one brave enough to be with her) that wasn’t Beck.Sam rolled her eyes and groaned out at seeing the display of affection, but there wasn’t any venom towards the action, other than a hair of envy. Then again, he did make her feel special at the apartment, so she could live with it.Freddie let go of his girlfriend to see that Cat was waiting to welcome him back with a hug as well.Cat smiled and opened her arms up to him. Freddie opened his arms and accepted her offer for a hug. He chuckled, his breath tickling her ear while smelling her strawberry body wash, with just a faint hint of something very familiar, “It’s good to see you too, Cat.”The enthusiastic redhead laughed as she pulled away from their shared embrace. She turned to hug her roommate and Sam remarked uncomfortably while trying to keep her hands off to the side, “Hugging, hugging.”Cat laughed, knowing that Sam really didn’t mean it, but they needed to keep their relationship a secret for the time being. She let go of the blonde and the four walked back to the table and the blonde plopped down next to her roommate.Tori politely—and quite genuinely—greeted Cat’s roommate, “Hi Sam.””Hey cheekbones,” Sam casually, but surprisingly not sarcastically, answered while stealing a fry from Cat’s tray. She didn’t care much for Cat and Jade’s friends, but she tolerated Tori much more so than she would have guessed though she couldn’t exactly explain her reason.Jade and Freddie stopped just before taking seats so that she could introduce him to the group.Freddie recognized Jade and Cat’s group of friends from their pictures from the school’s social media site. He eyed Beck, his girlfriend’s ex, and cautiously assessed him with this being his first meeting with the guy that most of the school’s female population would eagerly throw themselves at his feet. He was a handsome guy and it actually made him feel better that Jade had still chosen him simply on a physical level, though their relationship certainly wasn’t based on their physical capability.Jade kept her mildly smug smile and introduced her man to them, “This is Freddie, my boyfriend.”The others recognized Freddie from his time on iCarly with Beck actually being a fan of the show when two out of the three present performed it in Seattle. He was the first to greet their visitor and his ex’s new guy, even though he could tell that her emphasis was directed primarily at him “Hi, I’m Beck.”The more muscular of the pair tightly smiled, determined to be polite to her ex. “Freddie.”The others waited with baited breath at seeing how the next few seconds would play out.Beck politely smiled and nodded, letting any potential conflict slide past. Andre and Robbie made their introductions along with the puppet sitting on the table. Freddie had already been briefed about Robbie’s ‘talent’ as being a gifted ventriloquist and spoke a lot through the puppet to the point that it seemed like he was real. Though Jade had tried years ago to get rid of the thing, claiming it was for Robbie’s benefit, possibly an unacknowledged sign that under her harsh personality, she did care about the others, he had kept it the group was asked by Cat to humour the curly haired boy.Freddie returned just as politely then Tori directed a warm and welcoming smile to their guest, “Hi, I’m Tori. It’s nice to finally meet the mystery man… er, you.” She held her glance on him as he was quite the attractive young man to her eyes and thought, at least in the physical department, Jade had done quite well, and from how Jade had praised Freddie over the months when he had come up in conversation, he seemed to be the perfect package. He was athletic and strong with distinguished features, and the way his shirt hugged his form certainly made her a bit envious. The thought tugged on her heart, adding to the many times when Freddie came up as a subject with Jade, feeling the double edged sword of happiness and jealousy that Jade had found someone like Freddie since Tori had struggled to find a decent guy with no success.He recognized, of course, his girlfriend’s ‘rival,’ who she may have unresolved feelings towards. It wasn’t hard to understand since she was such an appealing girl, especially when she heavily favoured his onetime crush of Shelby Marx. She was classically beautiful, with a naturally mocha tan, perfect cheek bones, and an extremely tight and fit figure. He extended his hand across the table to the curled haired brunette and friendly stated, “And it’s nice to finally meet the famous Tori Vega that Jade has told me so much about.”As if flipping a switch just as she accepted his gentle touch, Tori’s happy expression from the initial spark turned into one of worry and apprehension, just imagining all the horrible things Jade could have said about her. The hurtful feelings ran deeper in her heart in thinking that Jade could have poisoned her image to this nice young man and revealing to her that Jade could still think badly of her.He hastily added, “Don’t worry, it’s all been good.”Tori’s feelings were swept away to astonishment while she stared at him dumbfounded, not even considering, for the moment, that perhaps he was joking. This was Jade, after all.The others joined in Tori’s surprise reaction. Jade’s dislike for Tori was nearly legendary around the school with it being known that the darker haired teen would find any opportunity to one-up and/or crush the more talented Vega s!ster. Hearing that Jade had actually praised Tori was tantamount of questioning one’s sanity. If it were true, of course.The muscular built teen glanced to the pale, dark haired high school actress. “What?”Jade sighed with his optimism just being too much for her at times. Only he could see that every negative thing she had ever said about Vega were actually positives. It was probably because he shared so many of those qualities, which the more she thought about it, the more it made her feel uncomfortable.Tori studied the couple and saw in only a few seconds that Freddie wasn’t joking- Jade had really said nice things about her. She felt a rush of hope that perhaps it hadn’t just been her imagination over the last two months that Jade had become friendlier to her and that things between them after the years had finally started to thaw.Freddie continued, cheekily, while he and Jade took their seats, “And of course, it’s nice to meet the person who has been playing Jade’s ‘husband’ for all those rehearsals. Maybe we can compare notes if we get a chance this weekend? Give me some insight on being with her that I haven’t picked up on yet?”Jade felt a rush of heat to her cheeks and perhaps she was blushing. She quickly grabbed her drink to hide her expression and perhaps cool herself down.Tori laughed, feeling an odd combination of embarrassment and relief, “Trust me, you know her way better than me… in the relationship department. I’m not sure knowing about Nancy, the anti-Jade, will be all that helpful to you.”Freddie glanced to his girlfriend from the corner of his eye and remarked towards Tori, “You never know.””Oh my god!” Sam cried out, rolling her eyes, earning looks from everyone at, and around, the table. “We get it… everyone here knows who you are. They’ve seen you. Jade talks about you all the time. This weird ass introduction thing you got going on isn’t normal… You just can’t help but make yourself the center of all the fucking attention. This is not the damn Freddie Benson show.”All eyes were on the blonde, wondering where this had come from. Sam was never one to keep to herself once she started hanging around, and she was certainly not like the rest of them.”What?” she said stuffing her mouth with food that Cat wasn’t going to eat as the others, save Freddie looked at her like she was crazy, added to a death glare from Jade that was already on the verge of being earned from what the blonde had texted her. Sam’s former partner and tech producer just looked at her with a half apologetic/half controlling glance that promised a talk later but showed that he did realize his minor self-aggrandizing was taking over the lunch conversation. “I spent way too long around the nub… just a reflex, I guess. Carry on.””Oookkayyy…” Tori said, trying to remember what she was saying before the interruption. The attractive, Latino descended, brunette half smiled and narrowed her gaze on the handsome teen, still deciding if he was messing with her or not. Even if he was, his relaxed nature and sense of humour were appealing to the singer, feeling a draw towards him. “Well, what do you think I might know about her better than you?””I don’t know. You’ve known her longer than I have, you have gone on a ‘play date’ with her and you’ve played her husband twice, so…”Tori joked, “Are you asking me for dating advice for Jade?”Freddie chuckled and glanced down to his food that Jade had kindly picked up for him before he arrived.Jade pulled the drink from her lips while her emotions were tugging in all direction while observing her boyfriend and her frenemy, trying not to think too much about Sam or her outburst. Was he teasing her about her confused feelings for Tori while at the same time flirting with her? Was he playing a game like Beck had done to her while they were together?No. He wouldn’t do that… would he?No, no her subc0nscious screamed to her. He was just being friendly as he was a friendly guy without fear of judgment or intimidation from her, a quality that she didn’t like to admit that Tori shared with him. That was one of the qualities he possessed that she had fallen in love with him for. He wasn’t looking for another girl, even with his… friendship with Sam. She had felt that fear on occasion that he could pick up a girl in Seattle to have on a side, a legacy of fear she had kept from her time with Beck. However, she had taken her leap of faith that he wouldn’t do such a thing and she had confessed that fear one time to Sam, ironically, after a night that was just a little too lonely. Which, given the morning she’d been thinking about since Sam texted her, had made her more than a little curious and a lot of jealous.But that night the blonde had set her straight with a vile threat and offense towards her ex. She admitted that Freddie had a number of irritating traits and faults, but a cheater was not one of them. He may have loved Carly and her at a time, but those were during different times and he was loyal and faithful boyfriend and frankly if she doubted Freddie, she didn’t deserve him. She could see it in the blonde every time Freddie came up that she still loved Freddie, and her only hope was that, with Cat and her getting closer all the time, she would soon no longer have to carry that burden. But just the look in Sam’s eyes and the way she acted made it clear she was carrying that weight more than ever.Accepting that fact in her heart about her man, she had to come up with another reason. Then it hit her. Perhaps he was threatened by her feelings for Tori? She had uttered her name this morning when he was pleasuring her then he politely refused her want to reciprocate with him with the explanation that he just wanted to pleasure her, as a thank you for last night’s welcoming and that if they went further, she may be late for school. A risk she gladly took and accepted for him to have his release as well.She didn’t want to call him a liar, but perhaps he didn’t consciously realize that he was threatened? She didn’t want him to feel insecure on any level with them. She didn’t want to be a version of Beck to him.Beck took a sip from a drink, carefully observing the Seattle visitor. He found it mildly intriguing that Freddie would make such a joke with erotik hikayeler Tori, but he highly doubted the same would be said towards him. He contemplated whether Jade had badmouthed him to her new boyfriend, but somehow had been positive about a girl that supposedly she couldn’t stand and went out of her way several times in the past to ruin. Something just wasn’t right about this situation, especially with him jesting to Tori that he could use dating advice from her for Jade, but he wasn’t in any position to find out.While Jade and Beck were lost in their own thoughts, Tori returned with a sweet laugh though there was a trace of uncomfortableness, “I guess I could spill some secrets on her.”Freddie kept a grin on, grateful that he seemed to be getting along so well with the half-Latino. She seemed friendly enough with a hint of bashfulness that he found was adorably sexy. Oddly enough, she reminded him of Carly, reawakening a few forgotten feelings of his own.Jade re-joined the conversation with a low, threatening tone, “Careful Vega…”Tori dropped her voice to the gruff tone she used for Walter, “Now ‘Nancy,’ that’s no way to talk to your husband…”Jade’s eyelids partially closed as directing her gaze like a laser. “Then maybe I want a divorce?” She took Freddie’s left arm and pulled it around to rest over her shoulder and finished smirking, “And I’m trading up.”The Latino brunette’s shoulders slightly slumped and her jovial tone faded, and to Freddie’s eyes, seemed genuinely hurt by the rejection by Jade despite it just being a joke in reference with their characters. She turned her attention to grab a fry from her tray to find some refuge.The idea that Tori could harbour on some level some feelings for Jade beyond her desire to truly be Jade’s friend became a possibility for Freddie but he tried not to think about it too much. He tried to inject some upbeat humour back into the conversation, “Perhaps you could wait until after the play? I hate to think of myself as a home wrecker and spoil the production.”Andre laughed, “Too late for that with their k!ds. I’m still waiting for momma to do some explaining.”Freddie looked at the soulful musician, confused by his comment until he remembered that Andre and Beck were playing their k!ds. He let out a chuckle and asked, “Is that actually acknowledged in the play?”Jade answered with her Nancy voice and a wave of her hand, “No, they’re identical.””Then I guess she’s always been faithful to you ‘Walter’, but after the play, I would like to have her back this evening.”Tori replied in her Walter voice, though it was clear that the images of what Freddie would do to her ‘wife’ were having an unnerving effect on her, “I guess we could work out some… arrangement.””What? You want to share her?”Jade sighed with a dramatic role of her eyes while Tori laughed so hard that it reached her eyes.They continued with their lunches for a few more minutes before Freddie pointed over his shoulder towards one of the school entrances and looked to Jade to ask, “I never asked, but should I check in or something? I think they would keep track of visitors.”Jade finished sipping from her drink and answered, her hand slipping to rub his thigh, just where no one could see “Don’t worry; I’ll check you in after lunch.”Sam lazily remarked with her mouth half stuffed with a hamburger, “I’ve been here plenty of times and I’ve never been stopped. They just think I’m just another student.””Well, there was that one time…” Tori said, with a muffled laugh that had undertones of embarrassment. “Which to be fair, you look just like her.””Who?” the Seattle based guest said, seeing the awkward glances. “Is there something I missed?””Oh yeah,” Jade said, smirking. “I can’t believe I didn’t tell you this story. So about a year ago, there was this crazy girl… Ponnie something… not even sure if that was her real name because only Vega ever saw her, and we thought she’d gone nuts. But she was real as it turns out, and this chick had a hate-on for Tori for basically taking her spot in the school. So yeah, she got arrested and is in some institution or something. So, now, there’s posters of her around the school, and Sam got stopped. But that’s not the best part.””Don’t tell him the rest of it, Jade…” Sam groaned and rolled her eyes. “You’re only going to embarrass the girl.””You know, Puckett, I hadn’t even considered that…” Jade said, her sarcasm dripping with her standard venom when Tori was the target of ridicule. “So, Vega was tortured by this chick, and when Cat brought Sam to lunch that first day, Little Miss Priss there drops her food tray on the ground, screams and just tackles her. Or she tries, because Sam doesn’t give at all since she’s on the defence, and just deflects her. So really, what we all see is Vega lose her shit in front of everyone, and in seconds, just be on the ground. Which I will probably maintain as my fondest memory for all my days.””Huh….” Freddie said, trying to hold back a small chuckle from that image as the others all share in a laugh as they did witness the moment, only Tori abstaining, blushing all the while. “Well, I’m sure if it was her, Tori, you would have saved the day.””Yeah…” she awkwardly laughed. “Maybe so.”Freddie grinned and the group settled into eating their lunch, but there was a clear tension permeating through the group. Clearly, Sam wasn’t the source as she had eaten with them a few times by Cat’s invite and the group had accepted Cat’s roommate’s presence—whether they liked it or not through a combination of politeness to Cat, Jade’s acceptance of her, and Sam’s own intimidating manner. Other than Tori at times, none of them would challenge Jade and standing up to two of them was impossible. Robbie had gone so far as to hit on the blonde with the expected failed results.The clear reason was Freddie and since no one was volunteering to try to break it since Beck obviously was in a conflicted position to do such a thing, André would just remain quiet in support of his friend and Robbie seemed to be too distracted with watching Cat and Sam, the task of welcoming the boy from Seattle seemed to fall on Tori. She continued wearing her pretty smile and began with clearly a rhetorical question to get the conversation started, “So Freddie, you’re visiting to see Jade perform tonight?”He returned with an equally friendly smile, “It seemed like the perfect excuse to come down for a visit along with the dance tomorrow night. I’ve seen videos of Jade’s performances, but I would love to see one in person and this seemed like a perfect time to come down.””You won’t be disappointed. We’ve been working hard and Jade’s great in it,” she easily praised while turning her sight onto Jade and looking onto her with an approving gaze.Freddie spotted Tori’s appreciative look towards Jade as if she was a proud parent or some other significant relation to his girlfriend. He ignored it for the time being and answered, “I don’t doubt it and I’m sure you’re a fine Walter. I’m sure all those late night rehearsals will pay off. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of your performances.”He glanced to Sam and teased, “Sam always hated rehearsals with Carly. I was surprised she remembered half her lines during the show.”Sam retorted with her mouth half full, “Carly and I did just fine and all the improv-ing worked just fine for the show.””Yeah, but you kind of drove Carly crazy and it made her job harder. And more importantly, mine.”Sam had been avoiding real eye contact with Freddie since they left the apartment. In a way, she felt more free than ever, but just looking into his browns, after what he had done to her, made her feel weak- a feeling she hated more than anything. The blonde clicked her tongue and her cheek muscles tightened before being f0rce to admit, “Yeah… maybe.”Cat slowed her chewing of her sandwich while watching her secret girlfriend’s reaction. She believed she had come to terms with how Sam felt towards Freddie, but never meeting Carly, she was still perhaps irrationally worried about the brunette Seattle teen since Sam never mentioned if she had ever really felt romantically attracted to her best friend.As they continued eating lunch, a gorgeous brunette approached the table and Freddie noticed the slight resemblance between her and Tori. She took a seat next to Freddie and directed a flirtatious smile. “Hello, good looking.”Jade quickly slid her hand from his thigh and wrapped her arm around Freddie’s arm to show her claim on the handsome teen and firmly stated, “This is Freddie. My boyfriend.”Tori was chewing on a piece of her food and for some reason, she found it suddenly sour in her mouth and travelled down to a slightly squeamish feeling in her stomach.The handsome brown eye teen awkwardly smiled and waved a hand. “Hi, I’m Freddie.”Trina’s exuberance about spotting such a good looking guy unexpectedly joined her s!ster’s group of friends was replaced with disappointment of him being off the market. The disappointment swung to her having a devilish idea. She looked to Jade teased while playfully pinching Freddie’s right bicep, “Oh, so this is your mystery man? He-“”HE’S NOT A FUCKING MYSTERY MAN!” Sam shouted, smashing her fist on the table, eyes bewildered with annoyance. Once again, all eyes were on her. “It’s common fucking knowledge that he’s Jade’s boyfriend, and I know literally every damn one of you knew him from iCarly, so what is so goddamn mysterious?”For the second time since she arrived, Sam had earned the attention of everyone at the table, patio, and possibly the school if they had their windows open. Trina looked annoyed and, like most people around, shocked at the outburst but decided to just go on with her thought process.”Whatever…” she said, swiftly tossing her hair back. “Well, he certainly is good looking.”Freddie, trying not to crack up from Sam’s outburst, had a rush of fear that he was looking at a, from Jade’s ‘nicest’ description of the elder Vega, overzealous female. He politely replied, “Thank you.”Jade’s nostrils flared with a deep breath and directed a near scornful look to the older s!ster of the girl that had been a thorn in her side for so long. She didn’t feel super jealous or protective of Freddie like she’d been with Beck, but the sleaziness Trina exuded certainly pushed those limits.Trina flicked an eyebrow and grinned. She wasn’t seriously chasing after Freddie. She didn’t go for another girl’s man, but she figured that as she probably owed Jade a barbs over the years with her attitude towards her and her s!ster.Tori sighed with jumping in with an introduction, “So… this is my s!ster Trina.”Freddie gentlemanly answered, “It’s, uh, nice to meet you, Trina.””Same here. So you’re down here for a visit?”Jade answered for him with a flat tone, “Clearly.””I’m just trying to make conversation Jade,” Trina answered sickeningly sweetly. She eyed Freddie again and stated, “So you came down to see Jade perform tonight?””As I was telling your s!ster, it seemed like a fine time for a visit. I’ve been eager to see her in a live performance.””Are you going to stick around for the dance tomorrow night?””Absolutely. It’s a great bonus to get to take Jade to a dance.”Trina smiled, clearly happy to hear that he would be around longer than just for the day. “Do you have a costume? I hope Jade’s told you that it is a costume dance.””Of course and I have an idea for one. I’m going to pick it up sometime tomorrow.” He glanced to Jade and grinned. “Jade’s been keeping what she’s going to be a secret and that’s what I’m most looking forward to seeing.”Jade curled her lips teasingly and replied in a toying tone, “You’ll just have to be patient. It’s a surprise.”Trina interrupted before Freddie could return with a quip, “I’ll look forward to seeing what you’ll be. Will you save me a dance for me?”He grinned in such a boyish yet appealing smile that rivalled Beck’s smile and answered, “I can’t make any promises, but I’ll try. I’m not sure I’ll let her go long enough. I have to take advantage of every moment I have with her since we’re doing the long distance thing.”Jade tucked away a smile hearing that it would be him that would have to pull himself away from her instead of him trying to escape her if he was going to dance with any other girl, which in one would be Cat when she immediately teased, “I want one too!”Freddie turned an eye to Cat just as the puppet sitting on the table with Robbie remarked, “You think Sam’s going to give you a chance?”Cat pouted and demanded of the puppet, “What’s that supposed to mean?!””What?!” The puppet answered with an urban accent and a little flippantly, “We all were thinking it! And that chick is crazy.”After seeing that Rex was once again going to net him bruises in the shape of Sam’s fists, Robbie did his best to play damage control. “Umm… what he means is … Well, we’re allowed to bring an outside date… and since you’ve started bringing Sam along to things with us… well, I mean it’s not hard to guess that you’d bring her as your ‘date’.”Sam was ready to take the puppet and shove it up Robbie, but Cat was quicker to defend her decision, “And what’s wrong with bringing Sam? She’s my friend and I don’t want to leave her to stay home by herself while the rest of us is here having a good time, especially with Freddie in town. They’ve been friends for years and it wouldn’t make any sense for her to stay home while he’s here with us.”The particularly feisty redhead made a lot of sense to the others that didn’t know the real truth with Cat and Sam’s relationship, even if they suspected, so nothing else needed to be said, particularly with Sam’s glaring gaze towards Robbie.Tori anxiously asked, hoping to ease the tension down, “How long are you two going to do the long-distance thing?”Jade turned a glare to Tori, feeling the question was too personal and perhaps accusatory in that they wouldn’t last as a couple, but Freddie didn’t take it that way. He easily answered, “I plan to come down here after graduation, so about two and a half months, maybe a little longer if I stay in Seattle a little into the summer. I’ve already applied to the same universities as Jade, and of course, got into all of them. Other than my mother, I really don’t have anything I’m leaving behind in Seattle and all the reasons to move down here.”Sam couldn’t help but notice a subtle glance that her former boyfriend offered as he spoke, which made her feel like maybe they could make things work between them. As friends, of course, she repeatedly told herself.”So you’ll be going to the same school then?” Tori asked, wondering, since she and Jade had applied to some of the same places, if he might be there too.”If Jade decides to go to college.” He passed a look to Jade as he continued, “I think she’s going to make it big like you before the fall and might decide to put off college, but that’s just my thoughts.””Thanks for the confidence,” Jade said, feeling a slight blush, as it was rare for someone to display such assurance when it came to her talent.Freddie smiled then continued with Tori, “I don’t mean to pry, but are you going to school in the fall since you have an album deal with Mister Thornesmith?”Tori became apprehensive and looked around the anxious expressions of her friends. She glanced to her lunch then muttered without looking at him, “I don’t know yet. I applied and got accepted to a couple schools, but I’m not sure. It depending on how well my album does and if I go on tour.””I’m sure you’ll do fine. I’ve heard you sing. I’m looking forward to buying your album…” He softly nudged Jade’s side before she could speak, “After Jade’s of course.”Jade licked her lips while smiling and gave Freddie a kiss to the cheek, appreciative of the support. She offered another gesture of gratitude, where no one could see her hand, but that one was just for the two of them.They finished up lunch just as the bell rang to signal the end of that lunch period and the start of the following one. They had Sikowitz’s class next, but none were too concerned about being late for his class, especially since it was just going to be the class getting ready for the play tonight and there wasn’t really any work to be done. They were probably just going to goof off or work on something for another class. As eccentric and addle-brained Sikowitz may be, his class took performances seriously and were already ready to perform at a moment’s notice after a week of rehearsals.Jade closed the empty food containers to trash them then laced her fingers with Freddie’s fingers and stated, “Before I have to head for the Black Box, why don’t I give you a tour of the school?”Freddie smiled, expecting to really get a tour of the school that Jade had bragged about over the last months, as he stood up and let her pull him along towards the school while discarding their trash, but he certainly would be in for a surprise.