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Chapter 14: The Challenge!

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Chapter 14: The Challenge!

written by Melena

added on: 15 Dec 2003 - based on characters created by Winnie Holzman

A few days later -

Angela is walking down the Liberty High halls, hand in hand with Nick. Angela is wearing a dark blue skirt with a black spegitti strap tank covered by her yellow and orange flannel. Nick is wearing a white T-shirt covered by a black flannel, and gray khaki's.

Angela VO: Technically, I'm dating Nick Chandler now, but I haven't offically broken up with Jordan Catalano. I've been avoiding him and Brian. Coward that I am, I have to face them sooner or later....I'd sooner choose later, but I can't cut English forever.

Jordan is smoking a cigarette under the bleachers, and he see's Rayanne and Rickie walking towards the school.

Jordan: (Calls out) Hey....Rickie!

Rickie and Rayanne pause, Rickie looks at him, but Rayanne looks the other way.

Jordan: Can I talk to you?

Rickie: Uh...(He glances at Rayanne)

Rayanne: Later. (She walks off)

Rickie nervously approaches Jordan, knowing what he wants to talk about.

Jordan: (Blows out a stream of smoke) So did know?

Rickie: (Nervous) Know what?

Jordan: (Gives him a look) You know what I'm talking about.

Rickie: (Sighs) Yeah.

Jordan: The AFI concert, did Angela say anything about it?

Rickie: (Gulps) Umm....

Jordan: Come on...tell me!

Rickie: (Beat) She told me Nick asked her to go with him.

Jordan: And?

Rickie: She didn't say yes at first....he gave her his phone number so she could call him, you know....with her answer.

Jordan: (Frowns in confusion) I don't get it. When did he ask her?

Rickie: That night, when he gave her a ride home after joining Residue.

Jordan: Oh yeah, that was the night I couldn't make it for rehersal. I had to work late.

Rickie: You need to talk her Jordan.

Jordan: (Looks away) I've tried...she's avoiding me.

Rickie: I think she's scared, after the fight and all.

Jordan: (Tosses his cigarette) What does she see in him?

Rickie: (Shrugs) I don't know.

Jordan: I've lost her again. (He walks away)

Rickie watches him go, with a sympatheic look.

In the hallway, Angela is facing Sharon, listening to her talk about Kyle.

Sharon: So like, how are things with you and Nick?

Angela: Good I guess.

Sharon: And what's the deal with Jordan Catalano and Brian?

Angela: (Rolls her eyes) You know, I have no idea....

Sharon: Your gonna have to face them sometime.

Angela: I know....

Sharon: You know, we should go on a double date sometime.

Angela: (Thinks) Um....

Before she can answer, Nick sneaks up from behind and wraps his arms around her waist.

Nick: Hey.

Angela: (Blushes,and smiles) Hey.

Nick: So what's this I hear about a double date?

Sharon: (Grins) Would you guys want to?

Nick: (Shurgs) Why not.

Angela: (Side grins) Ok.

Sharon: What about we do it this weekend?

Nick: Saturday is good, we have a gig on Friday.

Sharon: Alright cool, see you guys later. (She leaves)

Angela faces Nick, holding both of his hands and they lean against the wall. Jordan is walking down the hall, he sees them, much to his dismay, he keeps walking, at a faster pace, and disapears around a corner.

Angela: You didn't tell me that?

Nick: Tino just told me, we're playing at this bar, The Shack.

Angela: Oh, cool.

Nick: (Leans closer) Your coming right?

Angela: How can I not.

They start kissing, ignoring everyone else in the halls.

Jordan slows down as he nears his locker. Shane and Joey are waiting there for him.

Shane: Hey Catalano, you coming to rehersal tonight?

Joey: Yeah man, we have a gig this Friday.

Jordan leans against the lockers, annoyed with the idea of being in the same band as Nick.

Jordan: (Sighs) I don't know....I'm not sure if I want to be a part of Residue anymore.

Shane: Look man, Chandler is our lead can't let the red head mess up our band.

Joey: What's gotten into you? You can have any girl you want, why are you so gung ho over Angela?

Jordan: (Closes his eyes) You guys just don't get it.

Shane: (Frowns) Get what? Nick stole your girlfriend, so what? You can find another one?

Jordan: (Shakes his head, and begins to leave) It doesn't work that way.

Shane: (Watches him leave) He's got it bad.

Joey: (Raises his eyebrows) So it seems.

That Evening -

Angela standing in the corner of the room, talking to Rickie. Rayanne is flirting with some random guy on the couch. Residue is practicing the instrumental part of "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath. Nick is doing the lead gitur part of it.

Rickie: (Watching Nick play, impressed) You weren't kidding, he can play.

Angela: (Glancing at Nick then back a Rickie) I told you so.

Rickie: So I hear Jordan is thinking about quitting Residue.

Angela: (Shocked) What?

Rickie: (Shrugs) I guess he doesn't want anything to do with Nick. (Gives her a serious look) Can you blame him?

Angela: (Looks down) I guess not.

The band finishes the instrumental half, and they get ready to include the vocals.

Nick: Ready?

The band: Yeah.

The room quiets as Nick gets infront of the microphone, and begins the gitar half, and then the rest of the band joins in. He looks at Angela, and begins singing...

Has he lost his mind?
Can he see or is he blind?
Can he walk at all,
Or if he moves will he fall?
Is he alive or dead?
Has he thoughts within his head?
We'll just pass him there
why should we even care?

Rickie: (Wide eyed) He does have a great voice.

Angela: (Giggles) Told you so.

Nick begins to sing the next set of lyrics.....

He was turned to steel
in the great magnetic...........

He and the band stop playing when they see the figure that has just entered the room. Everyone looks toward the steps and see Jordan, holding his gitar.

Jordan: (To the Band) I'm not gonna quit.

Shane: Cool.

Joey: Alright man.

Jordan throws Nick a challenging look as he approaches the band. Nick eyes him back. Angela and Rickie exchange looks.
Jordan plugs in his Gitar, and stands near Nick, waiting to continue the song.

Nick turns back to the microphone, unfazed by the challenge, and starts playing the gitar half of the song.

Fade Out to Gitar Instrumental

Fade to Black

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