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19 May 2008 @ 21:13
Shattered, Chapter Four  
I know it's been a while since I've posted, I've been kind of... caught up in things lately? Meaning, I've had a lot of distractions accompanied by finals at school, which isn't exactly a pleasant mixture. I've got three more weeks of school, after that, I'll return to fanfiction heaven. Bare with me for that long? Oh and I don't like the ending to this chapter, deal with it :) Comment if you like, please!

Title: Shattered
Author: Bri, awesomazing
Rating: T
Word count: Chapter 4 – 1493
Current total - 6263
Summary/authors notes: "Joe," he kept on, he was passed listening to me and I was passed caring. He had been pacing back and forth in the tiny space for the last ten minutes, muttering to himself, his hand running through his hair occasionally. "Joe," I repeated; no response. "Joe! ... JOE." He stopped in his tracks and spun around to face me. It was then that he gave me the dirtiest look I have ever received in my entire life. You would have thought I had just ripped his own life from his hands. I felt my jaw slacken and my eyes began to fill, I might as well have been slapped in the face. I closed my mouth, blinked my eyes, stood up and walked away, never glancing back to mentally capture a final picture of the face I loved. As soon as the door closed behind me, I heard glass being thrown against it, shattering: probably the vase of tulips which had been sitting beside me only moments before.

(Chapter One)
(Chapter Two)
(Chapter Three)

“You’re a… a… an octopus? Tiger? Praying mantis?! PRAYING MANTIS!” I literally squealed. “YES. We so pone at this game!” Joe burst into laughter as he sat down beside me on the couch.

Kevin sent me a delirious look, “How on earth were you able to guess praying mantis? That was the hardest subject known to mankind.”

“I don’t know, maybe I’m secretly a psychic,” I said, grinning. “You know, Pisces are known to be the most intuitive of all the zodiac signs.”

He rolled his eyes at me, used to my constant spouting of random facts. I was like a miniature encyclopedia, just in breathing form. Kevin reached into the top hat on the table, retrieving a slip of paper. He groaned, probably from grabbing a particularly hard item to portray in charades. We’d already been playing the game for an hour or so, Nick and Kevin versus Joe and myself. Needless to say, Joe and I were kicking some major gluteus maximus.

Kevin hesitantly stood up and walked towards the center of the room, rolling his hands in a way to state his charade was a movie. He began framing his face, smiling, almost doing the vogue, if you know what I mean. Nick was absolutely clueless as to the first word in Kevin’s three part puzzle.

“Next word!” Nick shouted, as the sand slipped to the other half of the hourglass, making him anxious.

Kevin held up three fingers, skipping the second word altogether. He pointed at me deliberately.

“Sadie?” Nick asked, confusion etching every inch of his voice. “I don’t know a single movie that has Sadie in the title!”

Kevin shook his head, closing his eyes in aggravation. He pointed this time, obviously at my pink shirt.

“Shirt? Kevin, I can’t guess any of this vague stuff if I don’t know a single word as a clue!” That’s how each of their turns were - they didn’t exactly form a very good team.

Kevin rolled his eyes, clutching his palm to his forehead.

“Time’s up!” Joe exclaimed, picking up the hourglass timer and shaking it in their faces. “Which means game over. Sadie and I won 500 to … ten! So we win the bet.”

“You’re not even going to share a tiny bit?” Kevin asked, his eyes widening.

Joe shook his head fervently. “Not a single bit. You lost fair and square. Sadie and I won the entire plate of brownies, you snooze, you lose. Literally.”

My eyes quickly swept among all three of the boys, I had been fully intending to share the plate no matter who won the game.

“Or you know… we could race?” At that moment, I was literally yanked from the couch and pulled (very quickly from my living room into the kitchen) at such a speed that when my feet finally quit moving I stumbled and nearly hit the counter. Luckily, I caught myself. By the time I realized what was going on, Joe already had three brownies in his mouth, attempting to stuff in another, while also holding one out to me. I couldn’t help but laugh as I took the brownie, only for it to be re-taken immediately by Nick.

“HEY! I DID NOT GIVE THAT BROWNIE TO YOU NICHOLAS!” Joe shouted, chocolate crumbs spewing from his mouth with each word.

Nick quickly licked the brownie, marking it as his. “Well, there’s not much you can do about it now, it‘s covered in my germs.”

My jaw dropped, a common occurrence when I was in their presence. The whole brownie snatching ordeal had happened so quickly, my brain still hadn’t caught up. My hand was still extended from holding the brownie Nick was currently devouring.

“Nicholas, give her another brownie now,” Joe commanded from his position by the brownie tray.

“Fine, Joseph,” he said, mocking Joe’s repeated use of formal names. Nick rolled his eyes and grabbed one of the remaining two brownies on the plate. The brownie in hand, he bent upon one knee, grasping my still extended hand. “Sadie Elizabeth London?”

My eyebrows knit together, what in the world was he doing? He looked at me, as if asking for an answer. “Uhm, yes?”

“Will you take this brownie, to honor and cherish until the end of time?”

I couldn’t hold back the laugh that tumbled from my lips, despite his attempts to act ‘serious’ about the whole situation. “Yes, Nick, I do,” I said, clutching my heart as one might do after a proposal.

He smiled widely, handed me the brownie, and stood up.

“She can only honor and cherish it until it passes through her digestive tract.”

Nick and I both jerked our heads towards Joe. I felt my cheeks redden slightly, despite the joking mood. Nick sighed, rolling his eyes once again, “Way to kill it, Joe.”

Joe smirked, reaching for the last brownie, “It’s what I do.”


I walked into my room, towel wrapped around my body. Thankfully, I had a bathroom connected to my bedroom, so I didn’t have to worry about one of the boys seeing me in only a towel. I stepped towards my closet, reaching for a pair of pajama pants and a plain white tank top, which I then changed into. I slipped the elastic hair band off of my wrist, lazily pulling my hair into a sideways ponytail. I had nearly reached my door, when I spun around, searching for the item which had basically become a security blanket to me.

I smiled, spotting it on my bed immediately. Quickly sliding the hoodie over my tank top, I walked through my door, and down the stairs. The kitchen light was on, so I walked towards it to turn it off. I like to save energy. The boys were supposed to be asleep by now, or at least they had gone to the guest room when I told them I was going to take a shower. As I emerged from the kitchen, I heard the tv buzzing faintly from the living room. My eyebrows furrowed together, I didn’t think anyone was downstairs.

The moment I stepped into the living room, I was greeted by a horrible attempt at an English accent, “’Ello, love!”

I rolled my eyes, smiling. “What are you doing up? You and your brothers were supposed to be sleeping in the guest room.” I dropped myself onto the couch beside him.

“Eh, I snore. I thought I’d give them the chance to fall asleep before I woke them up with my obnoxious noises,” Joe said, glancing at me to gage my reaction. When I just shrugged my shoulders, he continued, “I was only kidding. I’m not tired yet, so I decided to watch tv, if that’s cool?”

“Of course, it’s cool. Plus, you’ve got it on Boy Meets World, that used to be my favorite show back in the day.” I could already feel my eyes drooping, I was accustomed to sleeping immediately after my shower, sleep would overtake me sooner than later. “And this can be that one on one time, you wanted. I won’t be much company, though, I nearly turn into a zombie at night. Forgive me, if I fall asleep on your shoulder. All you have to do is nudge me and I’ll wake up.”

He laughed, then realized that he should probably be quiet if everyone was meant to be sleeping. “Thanks for the warning.”

I nodded, turning my attention towards the tv, it was an old episode. The characters were still in middle school. My eyes were slowly becoming heavier and heavier.

“Do you ever think it’s weird that we finally became friends?” he asked, I didn’t respond. “I do, I didn’t know if we ever would. Kevin and Nick used to talk about you all the time and I had no idea why they would, I thought you were just one of those family friend kids, y’know? But you’re not, so that’s cool.”

I still didn’t respond, I didn’t think it really needed a response. Plus, I was slowly losing my conversation mechanisms, I could feel everything slipping beyond my grip. Once my body decided it was ready for sleep, it began shutting down fast. I yawned deeply, clearly exhibiting my need for sleep.

“You made me yawwwwwwwwn,” Joe accused, his mouth stretching wide, mirroring my own.

I smiled, yawning again, they were contagious. I nodded, my head already naturally leaning towards his shoulder. The instant it made contact, I felt my eyes begin to close.

“Your head is on my shoulder,” he said simply, though his voice was low, nearly full of sleep, as well.

I sighed, opening my eyes a sliver, “Shut up, Joe.”

“Your hair smells like oranges!”

I was too lazy to punch him. “I’ll give you some of my shampoo in the morning,” I said, sarcastically.

“Okay, thanks,” he muttered. “And Sadie?”

“Yeah, Joe?”

“Sweet dreams.” I smiled the same dumb smile I did every time he told me that, and drifted into dreamland.
Current Music: leavin' - jesse mccartney
heyk8tieee on 20th May 2008 03:19 (UTC)
okay so I just started reading this and I love it so far.
you have to post more before I go crazy with anticipation.
swarley.awesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:00 (UTC)
I'm sorry it took me so long to post something else and I sincerely hope you haven't gone crazy yet :(
Amee (:ziirax on 20th May 2008 06:44 (UTC)
*Runs off to English lit exam.*
swarley.: whatevermajorloserawesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:00 (UTC)
like I could ever love you back.
yeah, right.
aloha_days on 20th May 2008 16:19 (UTC)
chapter was great!

oh, and fyi, i love your icon.
swarley.awesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:00 (UTC)
thanks, babe :)
Jessicajraec89 on 21st May 2008 02:06 (UTC)
that was too good! :)
can't wait for more!!!
swarley.: aladdinawesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:00 (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I'm seriously sorry it's taken me so long to write something else.

Completely, random, but I love the icons you make!
Jessicajraec89 on 24th July 2008 04:30 (UTC)
The ones that take the longest are usually the best.
THANKS! That means a lot! :)
swarley.awesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:35 (UTC)
Oh, but that's the thing, I wrote the part I just posted a long time ago and recently found it on my computer, haha. It's chapter six that has the major drama and I've got to start writing on that soon.

You're welcome! I love your iconsizzle.
lauren_rad_92lauren_rad_92 on 26th May 2008 21:25 (UTC)
love it!
post more soon please.
swarley.awesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:01 (UTC)
Thanks! I just posted some more, I hope you like it :)
Sarah: Joe_Rawrandtonicer on 9th June 2008 20:26 (UTC)
I adore this story!
I just started reading it today, actually.

Loved the part with the brownies. That was adorable! :)
swarley.awesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:01 (UTC)
Mannnn, it's got me wanting some brownies right now pretty much.
I'm glad you liked it and I hope you like the part I just posted, too!
FRANCES!holygeezitsfran on 10th June 2008 20:43 (UTC)
This story is awesome! I hope you can update soon (:
swarley.: troisawesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:02 (UTC)
Sorry it took me so long to update :( but thanks so much for commenting!
Your icon is super sexy, fyi.
i remember when we kissed ♥xclassy on 13th June 2008 04:42 (UTC)
hahaha. so cute! :)
i really love it, and i notice you haven't updated in a while, so hopefully you're going to update really soon? pretty please with nick jonas on top?? (i know you can't say no to that! ;))
this is a great story so far and i'm so excited for ch. 5. ♥
swarley.awesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:02 (UTC)
I can say no to Nick Jonas, but I'm a very, very strong person. I'm just kidding :) Sorry it took me so long to update, but I'm updating now, which is good... right? Chapter five is now up, bb :)
>:(discolemonaaade on 16th June 2008 13:31 (UTC)
So I read this while listening to You Have Stolen My Heart by Dashboard Confessional playing in the background... and it really made the chapter seem that more epic.

Way to go. :]
swarley.awesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:04 (UTC)
Music is the secret to all epicness. It simply can't be denied.
Thanks for commenting!
Amee (:ziirax on 1st July 2008 23:25 (UTC)
The moment I stepped into the living room, I was greeted by a horrible attempt at an English accent, “’Ello, love!”

Ilu. I hope you realise I'm expecting more writing when you get back from Florida, okay? ;D
swarley.: nerdyawesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:06 (UTC)
C'mon, do you know how much more I'd love them if they were English?

You know, I'd totally forgotten those one shots I'd written for you while I was on the plane, you must remind me to type those up for you soon. I need a different name though, I can't just have you be Amee :)
atomic_meatloafatomic_meatloaf on 17th July 2008 08:49 (UTC)
ok i just want you to know, its 1:48am.
while reading the brownie scene i was laughing SO HARD at the mental picture of it, that i woke my parents and they yelled at me.
thanks for that!

but thanks for the lols too. haha.

great chapter, im looking forward to reading the rest of this. :D
swarley.awesomazing on 24th July 2008 04:06 (UTC)
I'm so sorry that you got yelled it, but I have to admit I definitely laughed when I read this comment, so thank you.

I hope you like the next chapter, even though it's not really lol-worthy.
longislandslongislands on 18th August 2008 03:41 (UTC)
lol the brownie scene was really good
i love this story :[ it's ridiculously cute
Amee (:ziirax on 5th January 2009 18:17 (UTC)
Wharrr is the rest of this, love? :(
swarley.awesomazing on 6th January 2009 06:46 (UTC)
girl, you and I both know that I will probably never finish this. My fanfiction writing went down the drain when I got so caught up in the characters at jobrolifestory