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Welcome To The Family
By AmandA7X


It did end up taking us quite awhile to do the posters and actually make them look good. We finished just before 11:30 which was actually good for not getting home until just after nine. Once we fell asleep the morning came far too soon and we were headed off to the school to decorate the gym.

I was actually kind of relieved that the guys didn't come to school today. At the beginning of pep rally all of the cheerleaders have to walk into the gym with the senior football players. Each cheerleader is also assigned one of the senior boys to give candy too before each game and then walk into pep rally with them. It was a stupid tradition, they didn't do anything for us, I hated having to give them candy. However, my football player coincidentally was Jake Harris. Zacky really didn't need to see us walking into the gym arm in arm.

Despite the fact it was a half day for the school it was always one of the most long and painful days ever. Once the day was over we had to stay and clean up the gym. Then, once we were finally done with that we got to go home for our much needed naps before another long night of almost no sleep.

It was a long night full of final and stupid team bonding games but finally morning came and we were back at the high school for our final football game of our high school careers. It was kind of bittersweet for Sam and I because as much as we didn't always see eye to eye with the other girls they were still like another dysfunctional family to us. It obviously ended with the football team losing. Nine times out of ten, no matter how good they did during the season, they would lose on thanksgiving.

When I walked into my house after Sam dropped me off I noticed that it was louder than it normally was on thanksgiving meaning there were more people here. As I walked down the hall towards the kitchen my brother appeared walking towards me.

“Don't freak out,” he said as I walked by him and he followed me as I reached the kitchen.

“Why,” I asked, but I saw why. Zacky was sitting at the table with his brother and sister and a woman I had never seen before was helping our mom with the food. I looked at Brian confused.

“Mom ran into Zack's mom at the store the other day and they were talking about how neither of our family's really have people come over so it never really felt like a holiday so mom invited Z's family over,” he said hushed the mothers wouldn't hear him.

“What?! Do they know about me and Zacky? Our parents don't even know yet! Unless you told them, did you tell them? I'm not ready for this, parents hate me, I don't want them to hate me. What do I do?” I rushed while still trying to speak softy.

“First you have to calm down a bit. Breathe. It's going to be okay,” he said trying to comfort me, it wasn't really working. “None of our parents know and they don't have to yet if you don't want them to.”

“I don't know if I do,” I whispered, still terrified. Then, our dad walked down the stairs with who I assumed was Zacky's dad.

“Oh, Ryleigh, you're home. This is my daughter Ryleigh, I don't think you've ever met her,” Our dad said to Zacky's.

“Well, it's nice to meet you,” he said shaking my hand, which I thought was weird.

“I was just showing him around the house,” Our dad told me. I just smiled and nodded. All my friends parents usually hated me when they first met me and it sometimes took years for them to finally warm up to me. I had no idea why that was but I didn't really want Zacky's parents to hate me for years.

“It'll be okay, they don't hate me,” Brian whispered in my ear after they had walked by us, almost as if he was reading my mind. I was still concerned.

Then, Zacky finally looked in our direction and got up from his spot at the table to walk over to us. “What's wrong?” Zacky asked noticing the panic in my eyes and he went to wrap his arm around me but I pushed him away. He looked at me then Brian, confused.

“She's scared of your parents,” Brian answered for me.

“I have to go change,” I said quickly before taking off up the stairs to my room.

“Ryleigh,” Zacky called as he followed me to my room. “Ry, what's wrong?” he asked again as I dumped everything out of my bag onto the floor.

“I was not prepared for this and I'm freaking out because I have an awful reputation with my friends parents,” I said falling backwards onto my floor.

He came over and sat next to me before saying, “honestly, if they could accept Matt, Brian, and Jimmy I'm pretty sure you don't have to worry about anything.”

“Yeah, but they're your friends. Then you compare me to your last girlfriend? Really? I bet they loved Amy.”

“Yeah they did,” he said quietly but then continued, “but that doesn't mean they'll hate you.”

“Ugh, I don't know, Z,” I said sitting up and starting to go through the pile of clothes that accumulated in my bag in the past week. “Were you planning on telling them today?”

“Did you want to today? I mean it has been like two weeks? Do yours know about Sam and Brian”

“Yeah, but they already loved Sam it was no big deal she's practically part of our family anyway,” I told him as I picked up my clothes and threw them in the laundry and then headed over to my dresser to continue looking for something to change into.

“Look, I know you're worried about this but it doesn't have to be a big deal,” he said walking up behind me and wrapping his arms around me as I pulled a shirt out of the drawer I was going trough. “So what if they don't like you? Don't worry about. All that matters is that I like you,” he said, resting his head on my shoulder.

“Yeah, I guess you're right,” I told him as I turned around to face him. “But, right now you either have to leave or go over there and face the wall,” he looked at me questioningly. “I have to change.”

He walked over to the other side of the room and stood standing in front of the wall. Once I knew he wasn't looking I turned back around to face the opposite wall and went to lift my uniform top over my head. However, with the tops being so tight they were a bitch to get off. I could usually do it but I did not have the energy today to fight with it.

“Zacky, I know I told you to stare at the wall but I need help,” I whined and he came over to help me.

“You want me to take your top off for you,” he smirked.

“I have a bodysuit on underneath it, nice try,” I said as I lifted my arms so he could take it off. Once he got it off he threw it to the ground he pulled me in for a kiss, which I gladly returned. That is until I felt him trying to unbutton my skirt. I reached around to grab his hand as I pulled away from the kiss to look at him. He pouted at me and I couldn't help but laugh. “Really? Both of our families are downstairs, you really think that's a good idea?” he shrugged. “Go back over there, let me change.”

As I finished there was a knock on my door and Brian walked in, “hey, guys its time for dinner.”

“Not afraid of what we might be doing today?” I asked sarcastically.

“I figured you'd be smarter than that today with everyone downstairs,” I laughed to myself and glanced quickly over at Zacky who just looked away.

“Ugh, I hate thanksgiving, the food is gross,” I complained as I pushed my way past my brother.

We were actually using the dinning room this year for thanksgiving since we had more people. My dad was already sitting at the head of the table. My mom would be sitting at the other end after her and Mrs. Baker were done bringing out the food. Mr. Baker was sitting at the end of the table closer to where my mom would be sitting and undoubtedly across from where Mrs. Baker would be sitting. Matt was sitting next to where his mother would be sitting with Zina on the other side of him. I took a seat across from Zina so there was an empty seat on either side of me. Zacky sat in between me and his dad while Brian took the seat on the other side of me.

Once all the food was brought out and everyone was seated, my dad stood up and said, “We don't generally say grace or anything we're thankful for on thanksgiving. but I do want to say that it is nice to have the Baker family joining us today.”

As soon as he sat back down food started being passed around the table. I waited until everyone else had pretty much helped themselves to the food before I starting picking at it. I only ended up with a turkey leg, a little cranberry sauce and some corn. Like I said, not a huge fan of thanksgiving food.

Zacky looked at me concerned, “That's all you're eating? It's thanksgiving.”

“I told you, I'm not a huge fan of this food,” I said quietly. I saw his mom eyeing me out of the corner of my eye. It made me nervous.

A few minutes later Zacky's mom looked up at me and asked, “so, Ryleigh, what are your plans for next year?”

I panicked a little bit on the inside but was able to confidently answer with, “I've applied to a few schools in the area but I'm really hoping my best friend and I both get into UCLA so we can go there together.”

“Oh, that's a good school. What do you want to study?”

“Communications,” I said a little hesitantly because I wasn't positive I would stick with it or change my mind.

“What do you plan on doing with that?” why was I being interrogated. I didn't even know this woman.

“I'm not entirely sure yet,” I told her nervously. Knowing I was freaking out, I felt Zacky rub my leg under the table, trying to let me know it would be okay.

After a little while she finally gave up on the interrogation and only directed a few more questions to me throughout the dinner.

Once dinner was finally over, the fathers took their plates to the kitchen and went to straight to the family room to watch TV. After a few more minutes Brian, Zacky and I got up to take our plates to the kitchen. Brian left to go upstairs right away, but I grabbed a water out of the fridge and sat down at the island in the center of the kitchen.

Zacky walked up to the stool I was sitting on and spun it around so I was facing him. “That wasn't so bad was it?” he asked.

“Yeah except the fact I have no idea what I want to do with the rest of my life, your mom seemed thrilled about that,” I said, playing with the water bottle cap.

“No, trust me by saying you're planning on going to college she approved,” he laughed. I looked at him confused.

“She isn't happy at all that me and the majority of my friends aren't planning on going,” he said looking down to the floor. I hadn't even thought about that. Sam and I would be going to school while all the guys went on tour.

He must have sensed my realization because he picked me up off the stool I was sitting on and I wrapped my legs around his waist as he said, “Don't worry about it, we still have a long time until you go to school.” I was worrying about it, we were finally happy together. I didn't even know what to say to him, I just rested my forehead against his while he held me.

All of a sudden we heard plates hit the kitchen sink which scared us both, the person obviously making loud enough noise just to make themselves known. I jumped away from him as he practically dropped me. I turned around to see Mrs. Baker looking at us. We just stood there looking at her in shock while she looked at us like she was waiting for an explanation. Before anyone could say anything my mom walked through the door followed by Matt and Zina.

“What's going on?” my mom asked when she saw the looks we were giving each other.

“I caught them practically having sex.”

“Mom!” Zacky cut her off.

“What? Her legs were wrapped around you and your faces were pressed together,” she said while my mom looked in our direction raising her eyebrows and Matt laughed.

“So, what does that mean? Are you two, like, together now?” my mom asked pointing to us.

I could only nod slowly but but Zacky answered with, “Yeah.”

“Oh, well that's cute. Does Brian know or were you keeping it from him too?” she asked taking a seat at the island.

“He knows,” I said quietly.

It seemed like we were standing there forever and I just wanted to be anywhere else. We were finally able to make it out of the kitchen and I ran straight up to Brian's room. “Ugh, so they know,” I said walking into his room.

“Oh, really how'd they find out? You make it really obvious?”

“Zacky's mom saw us together, then our mom walked in and yeah, that's what happened,” I said taking a seat on his floor.

“That's not so bad. You made it through today and we're leaving tomorrow. Nothing to worry about.”


Thanks to Hallie Vengeance, *Nothing but Fiction*, Hanny Gates, WishxOnxAxStar, and girheartstacos for reviewing. I hope you all like this chapter =)


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