chapter five -part one- disney land

It had been two days since Nick and Emma started going out. Emma woke up and heard squabbling coming from Amanda's room. She walked over and Nick and Amanda were arguing, or rather, Nick was giving Amanda the silent treatment. "Aw come on, Squeaker! It's been two days already! I said I'm sorry! What else do you want me to do? Get on my knees and kiss your feet?" she asked. Nick smirked. "Aw, hell no. I'm not that desperate to hear your annoying voice again. Just come on Squeaker, I'm sorry I really am. Come on!!" she continued to whine but Nick just walked out the room with Amanda following him.

"Good morning, Amanda," said Emma.

Amanda glanced over and finally stopped following Nick and said, "Oh, hey."

"He's still not talking to you?" asked Emma.

"No!! He's such a brat!!" whined Amanda.

"Hey, don't talk about my boyfriend like that," said Emma.

"…That's right, he's your boyfriend now, huh? Oh well. Doesn't mean I'm gonna start being nice to him," said Amanda, sticking her tongue out.

Emma rolled her eyes. "Maybe THAT'S why he won't talk to you," she said.

"No, he won't talk to me because he's a brat," said Amanda.

"Fine, fine," said Emma, seeing no end to this argument, "Could you help me pack? I gotta get ready to go to my relatives' house."

"Oh yeah, you were gonna go there today, huh?" asked Amanda.

"Yeah, I called and told them I'd be going over today," said Emma, getting packed.

Amanda helped Emma pack up some of her things and Emma and Nick hugged before Amanda drove her down to her relatives' house. Once they got there, Amanda asked, "So you're going to stay here for a while?"

"Yeah, considering I was supposed to spend time with them in the first place, and all I did was call them," she replied.

"I guess you have a point. Well, I'm sure Squeaker will be calling you every chance he gets," said Amanda.

"Like that's a bad thing," said Emma, getting her stuff out of the car.

"It is, I tell you. He is SO annoying, I don't even know how you can stand going out with him," said Amanda, helping her.

"He's like the perfect boyfriend. He's so cute and so sweet," said Emma. Amanda made a face and gagging noises to go along with the look. "Be nice, Amanda."

"I can't be nice to him. It's not possible. I've known him too long," argued Amanda.

"Maybe if you're actually nice to him he'll talk to you again," said Emma.

"I AM being nice to him. I've been apologizing for the past two days," said Amanda.

"Yeah, by yelling at him," said Emma.

"I always yell at him!" said Amanda.

"That might be the problem," said Emma, rolling her eyes, "Try to TALK to him. It won't hurt, I promise." She started to take her things in as Amanda followed and helped.

Amanda sighed. "Fine, fine," she said, acting like a little brat.

Once they got all of Emma's things into the house, Amanda headed back home and Nick was in the rec room playing with his playstation. He knew that Amanda came in but didn't say a word. "Hey Squeaker," she said. No response, Amanda was getting more and more frustrated. "Ugh, just grow up!" she yelled as she sat across from him.

"YOU were the one spying on us and WHO needs to grow up?!" asked Nick.

"You just talked to me," said Amanda, smirking. This only made Nick madder. "Aw, come on Nick. I'm sorry, alright? I really am. I just wanted to make sure everything went smoothly."

"…Maybe you really are sorry, you just called me Nick," said Nick, a bit surprised.

"I don't even know what AJ was doing. I just found him at the skating rink attracting attention to himself so I brought him along so he wouldn't cause any trouble. Obviously my plan failed horribly…and I can bet anything you're not giving him the silent treatment and this is all his fault!"

Nick sighed and said, "I HAVE to talk to him. I work with him. If I didn't, Kevin would find a reason to get mad. I'm more upset with you than I am with him anyways. I'd expect him to do something that stupid but not you…"

Amanda sat next to him and looked him straight in his eyes and said, "Nick, I'm sorry. I truly am," finally in a normal tone of voice.

Nick took a deep breath and said, "I know. I know you didn't mean for anything bad to happen. I just wish you didn't think that you had to baby-sit me all the time. I CAN take care of myself, I AM older than you too, in case you forgot."

Amanda smiled but rolled her eyes and said, "Yes, yes Squeaker, I know you're older. Now only if you'd start acting like it."

"…I actually liked it better when you called me Nick," said Nick.

"Nick? Who's Nick?" said Amanda with an innocent smile.

Nick rolled his eyes but managed to smile a little and went back to his game.

A few days later, "Nick!!" shouted Aaron, as he leapt onto Nick's bed. Nick was fast asleep and then he jumped into the air scared to death.

"What?! What??" asked the poor boy, confused on what just happened.

"Wake up!!" said the bouncing little blonde boy.

Nick glanced over at his alarm clock which read 5:45AM. He sighed still half asleep and asked, "Aaron, why did you wake me up? I don't even have work today. Even if I did, even Kevin wouldn't be up this early," he thought for a second and continued to say, "Okay, so maybe he would. But that's besides the point!! Why'd you wake me up?!"

"We're going to Disneyland!!" shouted Aaron in glee.

"…We are?" asked Nick, still in a very confused state.

"Uh huh! Kevin called this morning and said he's taking us all to Disneyland," said Aaron.

This just confused Nick even more. "What?! Okay, first of all, why is he calling someone's house this early in the morning and what was he drinking the night before? He's taking us to Disneyland?!" he asked again, still in disbelief.

"Yes… Kevin is actually doing something really nice for once in his life," said Amanda, who was standing in his doorway looking half dead. Aaron had gotten to her ten minutes earlier.

"Why?" asked Nick.

"I don't know, maybe he finally got a girlfriend or something. Who cares, he said he'd pay for all of us," said Amanda, basically falling asleep in the doorway.

"So get up!!" demanded Aaron.

"Fine, I'm getting up, just get out," said Nick, laying back down and covering up his face with his covers. Aaron finally left to get ready and Amanda just sat on Nick's bed trying her best to wake up. About three hours later, Nick and Amanda were finally fully awake and in the rec room. Aaron passed by the rec room and heard fighting.

He then calmly went over to the kitchen and told Jane, "Mom, Amanda's trying to kill Nick again."

Jane rolled her eyes and said, "Go tell them that if they don't stop, I'm just going to have to tell Kevin to go without them because they're going to be GROUNDED IF THEY DON'T STOP," her voice getting louder and louder. The fighting in the rec room got quieter and quieter and soon non-existant.

"But Mom, they're nineteen," said Aaron.

"Well, if they acted nineteen I'd be glad to treat them their ages," said Jane.

Aaron was about to go back over to the rec room and then he said, "Hey Mom, they stopped."

Jane smiled and said, "I know."

A little while later, Nick called Emma up. Emma answered the phone and said, "Hello?"

"Hey, it's me," said Nick.

Emma smiled and said, "Who would that be?"

Nick whined slightly and said, "It's Nick!!"

Emma laughed and said, "I know, sweetie. What's up?"

"Did Amanda tell you? We're all going to Disneyland, Kevin's treat," said Nick.

"No, I haven't talked to Amanda yet today. Really? I'm invited too?" asked Emma.

"Of course you are, I wouldn't wanna go without you," said Nick.

Emma blushed slightly and said, "Really?"

"Yeah. I mean, I want to spend time with the guys, but today I'd rather be with you. I haven't seen you for the past few days and I miss you already. I get to see these guys almost everyday even if I want to or not," said Nick.

Emma smiled again and said, "I miss you too."

"You do? Yiiiii!! So you'll come?" asked Nick, now happier than ever.

"If you're sure it's okay with Kevin," said Emma.

"Of course it is, all the guys love you, Em," said Nick.

Emma smiled even more and said, "Alright, I'm gonna get ready right now."

"Okay, me and Amanda will pick you up in a little bit…love you," said Nick.

"I love you too," she said hanging up.

Nick smiled and hung up the phone and went skipping out of the rec room. Amanda stared but decided not to ask any questions.

About a half an hour later, they went to pick up Emma along with Aaron then they all went to Kevin's house where everyone was meeting. Once they got there, Brian was sleeping on the couch. Actually, Howie was the only one wide awake along with Kevin. AJ was resting comfortably on one of the couches when Aaron decided to become a human missile again and jumped onto AJ's stomach, knocking the wind out of him. AJ's eyes opened wide and he coughed. "Shorty, jeez," he said trying to catch a breath, "Go wake up Brian or something."

Aaron simply said "Okay," and then went to pounce onto Brian's stomach for a rude awakening.

Emma went over to AJ and asked, "Are you okay?"

"Yeah… just fine, at least it wasn't his brother. That would have killed me," said AJ, getting up and fixing his shirt.

"Hey!!" said Nick, making a face.

Amanda rolled her eyes. A few seconds later they heard Brian yell, "Ow!!!" and Aaron smiling innocently, sitting on Brian's stomach.

"Aaron, you're 11 years old now. You aren't exactly light," said Brian, standing up and picking up Aaron.

"I wanted you to wake up," said Aaron.

"There are other ways to wake me up, like shaking me or yelling in my ear," said Brian, setting Aaron down.

"Aaron, behave or I'm taking you home," said Nick.

"And exactly when did you grow up?" asked Amanda.

"Shut up," said Nick.

"Children..." said AJ.

"Shut up!" said Amanda and Nick at the same time.

"...Okay, okay, sorry," said AJ.

"Alright, is everyone here?" asked Kevin.

"Yep, looks like it," said Howie.

"Alright, I guess I'll drive and… AJ, do you wanna drive?" asked Kevin.

"Sure, why not," said AJ, "But hey, Kevin."

"Yeah?" asked Kevin.

"Why did you all of the sudden decide we should go to Disneyland?" asked AJ.

"Well, I mean we're gonna be leaving for our world tour in a week or so, I thought we deserved a break and a little fun," said Kevin, smiling.

"Okay…who are you and what did you do to my cousin?" asked Brian.

Howie quickly covered Brian's mouth and said, "Ignore him, thanks Kevin. We definitely appreciate it."

"Hey, I know how to have fun," said Kevin.

"Yeah right," said Nick under his breath. Kevin gave him a look and Amanda smacked him on the head.

"Ow!! I was kidding, jeez!" said Nick, massaging the back of his head.

"Don't do it too much, Amanda," said AJ, "You might give him more brain damage than he already has."

"Hey, what's that supposed to mean?" asked Nick, actually taking offense to that.

"SHUT UP!" said Amanda, getting rather annoyed.

"If you children don't behave, I will have Jane come and pick you guys up," said Kevin.

Nick and AJ quickly shut up but gave each other looks back and forth saying "It's YOUR fault."

"How can you stand going out with him?" whispered Amanda to Emma.

"I think it's actually funny," said Emma, "Besides, you live with one of them for the summer, remember? How do you deal with that?"

"I don't exactly have a choice if I want to spend the summer with the boys. I have to stay with Squeaker," said Amanda.

"See, you want to spend time with the boys. So what are you complaining about?" asked Emma.

"…Just shush," said Amanda, seeing that she just lost this small argument.

Emma smiled at her victory and finally, all the boys were ready to go. Brian, Howie, and Aaron rode with Kevin because Aaron wanted to ride with Brian on the way there. Nick, Emma, and Amanda rode with AJ. Amanda was stuck sitting up front with AJ because she wanted to let Nick and Emma sit next to each other in the back and they all headed to Disneyland.

Chapter 5b