I see that Jacquie isn't clapping and I want to know why because I mean I thought they are or were in a relationship but maybe I can use this to my advantage... if I can find out why...
"OK EVERYONE, NOW YOU ALL KNOW WHO IS ALSO IN CHARGE OF THE STUDIO, GO HOME AND REST UP BECAUSE WE HAVE A BIG DAY TOMORROW AS WE'RE GOING TO START LEARNING OUR DANCES FOR NATIONALS!" Emily shouts
I see all of a-troupe cheers apart from me and Jacquie
Everyone begins to leave and walk out talking with each other, I see that Noah calls after Jacquie and pulls her into his and Emily's office. I hear that Noah needs to talk to her alone so I hide somewhere where I can hear what they're saying relatively well.
"Jacquie... look are you sure you're ok?" Noah asks concerned
"I'm fine Noah" She shoots back, slightly angrily
"Hmm... then why didn't you seem that happy for me when Emily told everyone that I'm her new Co-Studio Head?"
"Because I've always been on the same level as you... not as a dancer... but that we were on the same team and nobody was more important than each other, but now that you're the new studio head, things are just weird!"
"Look Jacquie, you only broke up with me because you wanted me to move on and do bigger and better things and now I have. Please can we get back together?" Noah pleads
"Noah, I've moved on... I have a new boyfriend..." She lies
"What? Since when? You were crying a few days ago about our breakup!" He says
"It was actually 5 months ago when we broke up... I had gotten over it... but when that song played, all my memories just came flooding back!" She says
"I don't believe you! What's his name then?" He asks
"Uhh..." She says
I see Jacquie looking around, trying to figure out a name, until she spots me and says "Jack..."
"WHAT? THAT IDIOT? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING WITH HIM?" Noah shouts
"He's not a idiot actually, you're the idiot for not moving on!" Jacquie says
Noah glares at Jacquie and mutters some things under his breath that I couldn't quite make out, but I'm guessing they're bad things because I hear Jacquie shout "YOU KNOW WHAT, I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS!" and storms out of studio a
I quickly follow her to the Juice Bar, were I see her sit down and drinking her Juice, I walk up to her and sit down. She looks up, glaring at me
"What do you want?" Jacquie says, still glaring
"I want to know why you said I was your boyfriend?" I fire back
"I want to know why you were spying on me!" She shouts
Jacquie kinda reminds me of myself - maybe she'll be quite useful to use - but first I need to gain her trust
"Well, if I be your boyfriend like you told Noah, then you have to do everything I tell you to do, okay?" I ask
"Okay, we have a deal!" She says and shakes my hand
Just then I see Noah walk in scanning his eyes for Jacquie
"Quick, quick! Noah's over there - lets make him jealous!" I tell her
"Ok!" She says and she grabs my hand
I put my arm around her - I can see the jealously in Noah's eyes so I kiss her and I don't pull away until I see Noah run out of the Juice Bar
"Jacquie come with me now" I demand
"Why?" She asks
"Remember our deal, do everything I tell you too!" I say angrily
"Oh... yeah, yeah" She says and I grab her by her hand and pull her out of the Juice Bar
The Next Day:
Noah and Emily stand at the front of a-troupe and tell them to start stretching
"Hey Noah" Emily hisses
"Yeah Emily?" Noah responds
"I need to speak with you, right now, in our office" She Says
"Okay" He responds
Emily and Noah walk into their office
"Why is Jacquie hanging around with that Jack kid?" Emily questions
"I honestly have no idea! He's a real jerk - I saw them holding hands and kissing, so I'm guessing they're going out." Noah says, sighing
"I really wish I could kick him off the team but he's just so good and we really need a person like that!" Emily says
"Yeah, I guess..." Noah replies
Noah and Emily walk out of the Office and start rehearsal
"Jacquie, Jacquie, are you ready?" Jack asks
"I guess so?" She says
"Ok, so here's the plan - you need to make Noah look bad so he gets kicked out as studio head!" Jack tells me
"But... what... why?" Jacquie stumbles
Jack slaps her hard across her face, with such a blow that makes her walk backwards a bit
"JUST DO IT, OK?" Jack shouts as Jacquie begins to cry
"SHUT UP! REMEMBER OUR DEAL? YOU DO EVERTHING I TELL YOU TO DO, OK?" Jack says, still shouting
"Y...yes... Jack... s... sorry" She stutters
Jack walks away leaving a crying Jacquie, trying to figure out how to make Noah lose his job
I just want to say thank you so much to Backstage_lover_101 for giving me some motivation and a reason to keep on going! So props to you for helping me out and making me a bit more determined!
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The Next Step - Season 7Short Story
The Next Step have just won Regionals but there's a problem - A-Troupe is short a dancer. They're now on their journey to Nationals, do they have what it takes, or will the drama and pressure get to them?