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dare2dream28
29-12-2003, 06:47
Hi everyone! Well, I never thought this would happen, but I actually decided to write my own fic. Before I share anything though, I would like to say a few things. 1) I am not a fast writer so if you do like it, *please* bare with me as far as updates go. I can only dream of having the speed that Parrish has. 2) This is my first attempt *ever* at writing anything like this so keep that in mind while reading if some things don't make sense. 3) The biggest THANK YOU I can scream to Parrish because if it were not for her, I would have never even thought of sharing this or continuing it for that matter. Parrish, you have no idea how much I look up to you. :D

Oh yeah, and of course I don't own Lena or Yulia, but I do own the dogs so if you want to borrow them for any reason, just let me know. :p

MORE THAN BARGAINED FOR

Chapter 1

“Now arriving at gate 2, flight 1004” Lena heard announced over the loud speaker at the International Airport. Wearing jeans and a t-shirt with her long red curly hair pulled back and hidden under a baseball hat, she definitely stood out in the crowd consisting mainly of business people in fancy suits.

Lena stood awkwardly at the lobby of the gate holding a sign that said “VOLKOVA” while she waited for the foreign exchange student to arrive. Since the Katinas lived in a somewhat remote part of the country where the closest neighbor is a half mile away, her family thought it would be a good idea for her to be around a girl her own age for a change instead of being outside all day long with just the animals as company and occasionally socializing with her older brother, Alex.

Hearing someone talk what sounded like Russian on a cell phone, Lena turned around, getting the first glimpse at who she presumed would be her family’s guest. Seeing the short, black haired girl walking in high heels and wearing an outfit that looked like it cost more than her entire wardrobe, the look on Lena’s face fell into a look of disbelief. Oh please, please, please let there be another Russian talking teenage girl on that plane. Please don’t make me spend the *entire* year with Miss Priss.

You have got to be kidding me. Their driver needs a *serious* makeover and pronto. Yulia thought when she first laid eyes on the girl holding the sign with her name on it.

“Hi. You must be the Katina’s driver. I have five bags you need to pick up. Come on. We need to hurry so none of these low-lifes tries to steal my luggage.” Yulia said in a disgusted tone.

Kill me now. “Excuse me? Driver? No, I’m Lena, their daughter.” Lena said while extending her hand.

“Daughter?” Yulia said as her bright blue eyes widened and looked at the extended hand as if it was a shirt that was out of style.

“Yes. I am Lena Katina. Mom and Dad had to work today so they sent me to come pick you up. You must be Yulia.”

Continuing to stare at the offered hand, Yulia answered, “Yes, I am Yulia. I’m used to getting picked up by a driver.”

Realizing that Yulia obviously was not going to shake her hand, Lena responded “Okay. Well, we better hurry up so we can try and beat some of the crowd. It’s going to be crazy trying to get out of here.”

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Why did I agree to this again? Lena thought as she partly dragged, partly carried four of Yulia’s five bags, Yulia of course taking the smallest one.

“Well, this is it. This is my baby.” Lena said with pride as they approached her blue 2002 Jeep Cherokee. Just as Lena was getting in the driver’s side, she noticed that Yulia was still standing at the passenger door.

Giving Lena an annoyed look, Yulia said “Aren’t you going to open the door for me?” as she stomped her foot.

Oh hell no. That’s it. Lena got out of her seat and quickly walked over to Yulia’s side. “Okay, let’s get a couple things straight. One, I am *not* the Katina’s personal chauffeur so you can get over that act real fast. Two, I am not your personal servant either. You’re lucky I was nice enough to carry your very heavy luggage to the car. And lastly, we are going to have to spend the entire year together so let’s treat each other as *equals* not inferiors. Got it? Good. Now let’s go.”

What a bitch. Yulia thought as she reluctantly got into the passenger’s side.

This is going to be a long year. Lena thought as she sighed and prepared for the long, silent car ride home.

dare2dream28
29-12-2003, 06:51
Chapter 2


“Home sweet home” Lena said as she turned into her driveway. “We have about 40 beautiful acres of land, mostly forest as you can see. There’s a nice field by the pond where Rebel, my beagle, can most likely be found. He can’t seem to stay away from those field mice.” Lena said with a smile on her face.

“Mice? You have mice here?! What is this, a pig sty?!?” Yulia said, alarmed.

“No. It’s called Mother Nature.” Lena said in an annoyed tone. Then with an evil glint in her eye, Lena said “We have lots of animals here so if you don’t like something as small as a mouse, then you’re in for a real trip” as they pulled up to the house.

The Katina’s house was quite nice for the area. It was a two story log cabin complete with a chimney, decorated inside as a typical country home with various wolf, black bear, deer, and raccoon nick-knacks spread out all throughout the cabin giving it a wilderness feel.

“My brother’s room is down at the end of the hall. It’s a disaster area so don’t even try to go in there unless you’re ready to go through an obstacle course. The spare room that we did have has been turned into an office so you’ll be staying in my room.” Lena said.

“I have to share! I don’t even get my own room? You’re joking, right?” Yulia asked in disbelief.

“Does it look like I’m kidding? Come on. At least we each have our own beds. I get the bottom bunk so I hope you’re not afraid of heights.”

As they walked into Lena’s room, Yulia stopped abruptly and said, “Wow. Obsess much?”

Lena’s room was covered in “The Crocodile Hunter” memorabilia. She had posters, the calendar, talking figurines, book, even the bobbing head Steve doll. Not to mention all the crocodile, alligator, and snake figurines and stuffed animals along the various shelves.

“You mean Steve Irwin? Oh my gosh he’s the ultimate man! I would *love* to visit his zoo in Australia. Oh and that Australian accent! Could he have a sexier voice? Not to mention all the work he’s done for animal conservation. He’s just awesome!” Lena rambled enthusiastically.

“Okay, okay. I get it. You’re a--AHHH!!! What the hell is that?!” Yulia screamed as she leaped back out the door.

“That is Stevo, my pet ball python. Wanna see?” Lena said as she reached into the cage.

“NO!!! Keep the bloody thing in the cage. In the cage!” Yulia screeched.

“Oh come on. He’s not going to hurt you. He won’t bite. Well, not that hard anyway.” Lena said.

“NO! Are you crazy?!” Yulia said in high-pitched voice.

“Alright, alright. We’ll save the introduction until later then.” Lena said. “Come on, I’ll introduce you to the family dogs.”

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Just as Lena was about to introduce Yulia to Gabby, the husky/Dalmatian mix, Mrs. Katina walked in the door.

“Hi! You must be Yulia. I hope Lena has made you feel welcome. We are so happy to have you here for the year.” Mrs. Katina said.

“It’s nice to meet your Mrs. Katina. Thank you for having me.” Yulia said as she extended her hand.

Oh *now* she decides to be friendly and suddenly has manners. Lena thought.

“Well girls I have some great news! I’ve arranged for you to have a two week long camping trip up at the national park. That way you can get to know each other a little better.” Mrs. Katina said.

At the word ‘camping’ the color drained from Yulia’s face and it looked as if she was going to faint.

“Yulia, are you okay? You look really pale.” Mrs. Katina asked with concern.

“Fine? Oh, of course I’m fine. Just dandy. Yep, no problem with me whatsoever. I’m perfect.” Yulia replied desperately trying to be polite to this woman yet at the same time trying to fight the urge to strangle her. Great. Two weeks outdoors with no cell phone, running water, no civilization!! And with Miss wanna be alligator hunter or whatever the hell that’s called!!

Joy. Two weeks with Miss Priss. Hmm, this could turn out to be a very funny couple of weeks for me. Oh yeah. I’m going to have some fun. Lena thought as she laughed to herself. Lots of fun.


I would greatly appreciate *any* feedback. Even if you want to say it sucks, go ahead and say it, just please tell me why. So do you all want me to continue?

amikana
29-12-2003, 07:05
i think it's great!! seems like it'll be a fun fic to read. i can't wait to see what comes next :)

amikana

guesshoo
29-12-2003, 08:28
i'm lovin this!
i smiled straight thru both chaps.
well done. :done:


please continue. :)

happy777
29-12-2003, 13:04
it's really cool>>i want to know what's going to happen next

very very great dare2dream28

parrish122
29-12-2003, 14:34
Yeah, what they all said! :D

Like I told you before, you get Lena's and Yulia's personalities established very well in a short period of time.

And it's funny! So many lines in this fic made me smile and laugh, I've told you several already. Another one is when Yulia freaks over the python, and Lena says he won't bite...not that hard, anyway. I giggled rather hard at that. Your character Lena thinks that is reassuring. But to your Yulia, it certainly *isn't*. LOL.

Keep up the great work! :done:

Parrish

samegirl
29-12-2003, 18:05
Wow!
This is going to be a very very fun fanfic, i have to stop to laugh at several parts! :d and everything is so well described i got the idea perfectly of everything in the house, lena and yulia's attitudes, everything!
And i love lena's personality...she seems so easygoing...I can't wait to see more of this fanfic dare...You are doing a great work here!!

For you :rose:

rivierakid
29-12-2003, 20:35
Ooooooh man...I can't wait to see where this one goes! I imagine they're going to have a *lot* of fun together. :p

But seriously, this is definitely very good, especially for your first fic. And it definitely sounds like it's gonna be a fun ride! So, of course, now you get my patented favorite phrase: YOU ROCK! :done:

warx
29-12-2003, 21:10
dare2dream28

this fic is AWESOME.....:p
cnt wait for the nxt chap....:D

Veggie Delite
30-12-2003, 00:45
this is great. it so funny :D
pls continue :rose:

dare2dream28
30-12-2003, 04:35
*majorily blushes* Wow! Thanks everyone for all the compliments! You have *no* idea how surprised I am and that gives me a lot more confidence to post more chapters. :)

amikana---I plan on having some more funny moments in the future. *evil grin*

guesshoo---I'm glad I could make you smile. :)

happy777---Next post is an update so you don't have to wait too long!

Parrish---I can't thank you enough and I am really honored that you posted in my thread!!! :D

samegirl---Wow! My first rose!! Thank you so much!

rivierakid---My first "YOU ROCK"! I am totally flattered. :D

warx---I'm glad you like it so far.

$in---I'm glad you find this funny! Just wait for some other funny situations I have up my sleeve. :heh:

I can't thank you all enough again for posting feedback. It really helps and is one heck of an encouragement!!! You guys rock!

dare2dream28
30-12-2003, 04:38
Chapter 3

“So where is this brother of yours?” Yulia asked.

“He’s at work. He’s gone most of the time so if you do see him, it will probably be just on a ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ basis.” Lena answered.

“What does your dad do?” Yulia inquired.

“If I told you, I’d have to kill you.” Lena said with a smirk on her face.

“You are weird.” Yulia said.

“You haven’t seen weird yet.” Lena mumbled as she made her way upstairs to her room.

“Can I assume that you’ve never been camping before?” Lena said.

“Why on earth would I go out in the woods of all places, away from civilization, to just get all smelly, sticky, and oh yeah, did I mention smelly?” Yulia answered sarcastically.

“Okay I get the picture. Well, since I’m the nice person that I am—do *not* comment—I will give you some tips. 1) Always listen to what I have to say. 2) Listen to me and 3) Did I mention listen to me?” Lena remarked.

“I’m going to start packing and I suggest you do the same. Only bring what *you* can carry. None of this ‘thy am holier than thou so thou shall carry my luggage’ crap on this trip. Here’s a list of what you should bring.” Lena said as she walked out of the room.

“Yeah right. Like I’m going to listen to that arrogant bitch.” Yulia said as she tore up the list and threw it in the trash can. “I’ll show her who’s boss.”

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“Rise and shine Prissy. Rise and shine.” Lena said as she turned on the light.

“Rise? It’s 5 freaken o’clock in the morning! No one should be up this early” Yulia mumbled as she rolled over.

“What the—AHHHHH!!!!!!! What the hell are you doing you crazy messed up bitch?!” Yulia shrieked as she was violently pulled from the bed.

“I *told* you to get up! You just chose to do it the hard way. Now MOVE!” Lena said.

“Breakfast is on the table. At least get something to eat before we go. Matter of fact, why don’t you get a little something extra to eat. You could gain some weight. You’re practically skin and bones.” Lena said.

“I’m fine just the way I am thank you very much!” Yulia said as she stomped off to the bathroom.

Twenty minutes later as Yulia came down the stairs Lena said “Finally! I was about to send a search party for you!”

“Ha_ha. That’s the last decent shower I’m going to have for two weeks so bite me.” Yulia said.

“You two all set?” Mrs. Katina asked as she came into the kitchen.

“I’m ready. Don’t know about Miss Priss over there.” Lena said.

“I *do* have a name, you know.” Yulia said. “And yes, I’m ready too. Well, ready as I’ll ever be anyway.”

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“Alright so I’ll pick you girls up at our spot in two weeks. Lena, are you sure you have a map?” Mrs. Katina said.

“Yes, Mom I’m sure. You don’t have to worry about me. Can’t say the same for Prissy, but don’t worry, I’ll have her back in one piece, or at least as many pieces of her that I can find after this if she brakes a nail and dies.” Lena said, causing Yulia to give her an evil glare.

“Well you two have fun. And for goodness sakes Lena, please don’t freak her out with your animal tricks. We don’t want to send her back to Russia scarred for life.” Mrs. Katina said. “Bye girls. Be safe.”

“If you try one trick, so help me I will make this year a living hell for you.” Yulia warned.

“Don’t worry, I’ll be nice.” Lena assured. For now.

warx
30-12-2003, 05:08
HA!!! camping....i really really like this fic...its fun!!! kip it coming...:D

tatu_rocks
30-12-2003, 07:14
:) this is very good!! I laughed a lot while reading it, please continue :rose:

Veggie Delite
30-12-2003, 15:58
this is gonna be so fun :D
cnt wait

Lena410
30-12-2003, 16:01
very good! I love how you portray Lena and Yulia. *grins* your a great writer *smile*
the trip is gonna be soo much fun :gigi: :D

guesshoo
30-12-2003, 21:26
wow, those two sure do get along well! :)

prostrel
30-12-2003, 22:08
This is fun! :laugh:

Ann t..A.T.u.
30-12-2003, 22:55
this fic rocks so nice to have a new view in the fic world keep it up

dare2dream28
31-12-2003, 03:37
warx---Yep, this is going to be one heck of a camping trip so I hope you enjoy it. :)

tatu_rocks---Hopefully you'll laugh again in the chapters to come.

$in---This is going to be so fun for Lena...now for Yulia, well, we'll just have to find out. ;)

Lena410---Thanks so much for the compliment!!!! That made me smile. :D

guesshoo---Yeah, they are just the best of friends. LOL :p

prostrel---Glad you're enjoying it!

Ann t..A.T.u.---Glad you like it!

Thanks everyone again for reading and leaving feedback! It's greatly appreciated! For all of you: :rose:

dare2dream28
31-12-2003, 03:44
Chapter 4


“So how far are we walking anyway?” Yulia asked.

“Oh, I’d say about 50 miles.” Lena answered.

“WHAT?! We have to *walk* 50 miles? In two weeks?!” Yulia said in disbelief.

“Would you relax? That averages out to about 3 Ѕ miles a day. Four at the most. Just think of it as a couple of circles around the mall except you have a river and the wilderness as scenery.” Lena said.

“Whatever. If my feet have bunions on them, *you* will be the one to rub them.” Yulia said.

“The day I rub your feet is the day I turn into a cheerleader.” Lena said.

Suddenly, Lena put her arm out in front of Yulia, abruptly bringing them both to a halt.

“What the hell did you do that for?” Yulia said angrily.

“Oh I dunno. I didn’t think that five foot black rat snake would appreciate you stepping on him.” Lena said.

“WHAT?! SNAKE?! WHERE?” Yulia screamed.

“Good gosh girl calm down! Watch this.” Lena said as she made her way towards the snake.

Lena approached the snake from behind as it was slithering away into the undergrowth. Slowly she picked up the tail…

“Lena! What are you doing?! Put that down! It’s going to bite you!” Yulia said as she began to panic.

“No it won’t!” Lena said as the snake frantically began trying to free itself from Lena’s grasp. “Get me a stick!”

Quickly Yulia threw Lena the closest stick she could find.

“Alright now watch. The snake is just scared. Notice how it’s just trying to get away and not bite me. You just have to put the stick underneath its belly about midsection to give it a feeling of support until it calms down.” Lena said.

Sure enough the snake stopped its wild movements and went into a slow, yet steady rhythm.

“See how it’s just gliding through my hands? It can tell that I don’t want to eat it. All it’s doing is trying to get away. See? All snakes are not that bad. You can come touch its tail if you want.” Lena said.

“Uh no that’s quite alright. I’ll just stay right here for now.” Yulia said as she took a few extra steps back just as a precaution.

As soon as Lena let the snake go, Yulia ran up to her and hit her on the shoulder.

“What are you trying to do? Give me a heart attack?! You could’ve gotten bit! Then what would I have done? Think before you act Katina!” Yulia said.

“Relax! Look, I’m fine. I handle snakes all the time. Don’t worry, I know what I’m doing.” Lena said.

If only Yulia believed Lena when she said she knew her snakes, maybe she could’ve avoided what happened to her next.

amikana
31-12-2003, 05:06
ooh - the suspense!! i love this so far - there's such potential here and it's turning out awesome! great work dare2dream!

amikana

warx
31-12-2003, 07:26
nice one dream...:done:
i like their chemistry... its lke " clash of the titans" remember that movie..... they're all very good but in different way...:D

prostrel
31-12-2003, 10:49
[i]Originally posted by warx
i like their chemistry...

Me too! Very good chapter, d2d28 ! :D

Veggie Delite
31-12-2003, 14:49
me likes :D

very good work d2d!

parrish122
31-12-2003, 15:46
With that chapter, I can relate to both of them. My brother was always handling snakes, and was quite good at it. But the first time I saw him grab a snake I nearly had a heart attack. *laughs*.

My friends would be over, and my brother would stroll by with a black snake wrapped around his arm. They'd panic and run off screaming, while I'm going, "It's just a black snake! It's a good snake, eats rats and stuff like that!" *laughs* Pretty much the speech my brother gave *me*, when I freaked out. (However, at least I didn't run off screaming. :D )

Ok, back to remarks about your chapter. :) You get both Yulia's panic *and* Lena's calm across very well in this chapter. It quickly becomes clear to the reader that the reason Lena is calm is because she's educated about animals in general and snakes in particular. We can only hope that Yulia will notice this as well, and start listening to Lena. :D

Parrish

guesshoo
31-12-2003, 20:38
:eek:--->:laugh: --->:)--->:lalala:
shock--->laughter--->contented--->patiently awaiting

dare2dream28
01-01-2004, 05:08
amikana---I hope this story lives up to your expectations. :)

warx---Yep, I remember that movie! I had to watch it in 10th grade. That seems like just yesterday but it's already been 4 years!

prostrel---I'm glad you see the chemistry between them, even though it's little right now.

$in---Always glad you like it!

Parrish---LOL That's the speech I gave too over the summer when the visitors to the park thought I was nuts. Your brother sounds like a cool person! LMAO@your friends! And yeah, I bet Yulia does wish she would listen to Lena more often. ;)

guesshoo---I'm glad I could envoke some funny emotions there!

dare2dream28
01-01-2004, 05:14
Chapter 5


A few miles further down the trail, Lena spotted a snake in front of them and pointed it out to Yulia. Yulia, trying to prove that she was not scared of every little creature, decided she would pick it up. After all, if Lena could handle a five foot snake, why couldn’t she handle such a little one? What harm could it do?

“I wouldn’t touch that one.” Lena said as Yulia approached the snake.

“Why not? You think I can’t handle a small snake? It’s like what, maybe a foot long? Its mouth isn’t even big enough to bite me!” Yulia responded.

“Alright, suite yourself. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.” Lena said with an evil glint in her eye.

“Don’t underestimate the Volkster.” Yulia said confidently as she approached the slender smooth green snake.

“Okay, so I’ll just pick it up by the tail like you did. It can’t be that hard.” Yulia said as she grabbed the snake by the tail, putting a stick underneath it’s midsection to give it some support while lifting it in the air just as she’s seen Lena do with other snakes they’ve come across.

“Ha! See! I told you I cou--. EEEWWWWW!!!!” Yulia screeched, dropping the snake and jumping back as if she was bitten. “Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! The little fucker sprayed me! What the hell is that smell?” Yulia said as she glared at Lena, who was doubled over in laughter.

“I told” *gasp* “told you” *gasp* “not to go near it!” Lena struggled to say as she was gasping for air in between her laughter. “That snake defecates and then lets out a horrible spray when it’s handled like that!” Lena added as she continued to laugh at the now stinky Yulia.

“Well you could’ve warned me!” Yulia said as she stomped off. “Now I have to go take a freaken dip in the river. And it’s cold!” Yulia whined as she grabbed the soap from her pack and headed off to the river.

“Maybe that’ll teach you to listen to what I have to say.” Lena said with a grin on her face.

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“Have a nice bath?” Lena teased.

“Oh aren’t you funny? You’re just so funny, funny, funny.” Yulia said as she rolled her eyes.

“Hey. I tried to warn you. It’s your own fault for not listening to my infamous wisdom.” Lena said with a flicker of playfulness in her voice.

“Well, it’s almost dark anyway. I’ll go ahead and get a fire going and cook some dinner.” Lena said.

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“Wow. That actually wasn’t that bad.” Yulia said.

“Oh ye who have little faith. Of course my cooking is good.” Lena said with a smile.

“So,” Lena said as she stretched out her legs to get a little closer to the fire, “Have any interesting stories from Russia? What did you do during your free time, or shall I even assume you know anything outside of a mall?”

“For your information, I can do other things besides shop. I am an accomplished ballroom dancer and pianist. And I can play a bit of the guitar as well.” Yulia said.

“Oh so you can play the guitar? Interesting. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play that. Hey! Can you play any Shania Twain songs?” Lena asked excitedly.

“Shania who?” Yulia asked, puzzled.

“You don’t know who Shania Twain is? THE Shania Twain? Girl, where have you been? Living under a rock?! She’s only the best singer out there right now!” Lena answered.

“Sorry. Can’t say I’ve heard of her.” Yulia said.

“Oh we will be changing that. You will know all her songs by the time you leave, that’s for sure.” Lena said with a huge smile on her face.

“Right. Anyway, so what do you do besides hang out with your animal friends all day?” Yulia asked.

“Well, basically that’s all I do. I’m fascinated with animal behavior and how they interact with each other. You can tell so much about what an animal is feeling just by looking at the body language. It’s amazing how they communicate with each other. They aren’t like humans; animals are true and they show exactly what they feel without hiding behind any masks or image.”

Pausing to think a second, Lena then added, “I gave up on trying to figure out people awhile ago. Just when you think you can trust someone, they screw you over so why even bother with the effort?”

“You know, not everyone is a backstabber. There are trustworthy people out there, you just have to find them, or let them find you” Yulia said. Maybe I can give you a reason to trust again.

“Anyway, I think we should turn in for the night. We have a long day tomorrow and we both need the rest.” Lena said as she put out the fire.

As they got into their small tent, Lena noticed that Yulia’s sleeping bag wasn’t spread out yet.

“Aren’t you going to spread out your sleeping bag?” Lena asked.

At that question, Yulia got a horrified look on her face. “You mean you didn’t pack mine?”

“Are you serious?! I gave you a list of things to pack! How could you forget your sleeping bag of all things?!” Lena asked.

“Well your pack was so huge it looked like you had mine in there!” Yulia shot back.

“Unbelievable!” Lena said as her hands flew up in the air and she marched over to her backpack.

“You are *so* lucky that I packed an extra blanket just incase the weather turns cold on us. I’ll spread out my blanket on the floor of the tent and we can use my sleeping bag as a cover. You just better stay on *your* side.” Lena said with frustration. This is going to be a long two weeks.

Devilish Yulia
01-01-2004, 06:15
thx for the udate dream! :)

its a pretty new story to me...and i love it! :D

prostrel
01-01-2004, 14:42
Julia forgot her sleeping bag.... and now they have to sleep together under same s-bag..... what a terrible situation... :rolleyes: Thank you d2d28 ! :p

parrish122
01-01-2004, 15:08
Poor Yulia....maybe she'll learn in time. :D

As I told you before, I love the exchange where Lena is telling Yulia that everyone backstabs, so why put out the effort--then Yulia tries to get her to see that not *everyone* is that way...and thinks to herself that maybe *she* can get Lena to trust again.

It's only a few lines, but a *lot* is told to the reader by that. We know that (1) Lena doesn't trust easily, if at all (2) *Somebody* has hurt Lena in the past, if not more than one person (3) Despite Lena's little pranks (or in my opinion, partly *because* of those pranks...I think Yulia likes it that Lena takes no crap from anyone) Yulia is feeling drawn to her. Otherwise, why bother to try and have Lena change her mind about people? Plus, why would she want to be the one to teach Lena she can trust again? Unless she feels some sort of attraction. (4) I doubt Lena realizes it, but she's opened up to Yulia a *lot* with what she told her about why she prefers to be around animals. I think deep down, she's hoping that Yulia will prove her wrong about people not being trustworthy.

And now that I've left your other readers a few deep thoughts to ponder, I'll scamper off and update my fic. :D

Parrish

samegirl
01-01-2004, 20:07
OH! dare...you are doing an excellent job here!
Are you sure it is your first fanfic? :spy:

I have to agree with the doc :) Lena has been open to yulia even if she doesn't realize it...and Yulia is trusting Lena more that she knows...But why she wants to teach lena? This realtionship is going to be interesting and a new turn for us...And yes I agree (again) with parrish about lena, but i will resume in just three words: Lena is adorable...She's so boyish that i want to hug her.. well actually i always want to hug her :lalala: but you get the point...Despite her "crazy" things she's nice to have around and i think Yulia is enjoying in some level this because this cocodrile-snake fan is the most different creature she has ever met...and she's impressed eventhought she won't admit it...
Just random thoughts dare... Keep It up mate! :rose:

samegirl
01-01-2004, 20:17
Originally posted by prostrel
Julia forgot her sleeping bag.... and now they have to sleep together under same s-bag..... what a terrible situation... :rolleyes: Thank you d2d28 ! :p

:lalala: :rolleyes: Some people are sooo lucky...

guesshoo
01-01-2004, 20:32
Originally posted by prostrel
Julia forgot her sleeping bag.... and now they have to sleep together under same s-bag..... what a terrible situation... :rolleyes: Thank you d2d28 ! :p

agreed! :laugh:

dare2dream28
02-01-2004, 07:31
DY---I'm glad you found my story and like it!

prostrel---Your thoughts wouldn't happen to be in the gutter, now would they? LOL

Parrish---Thank you *so* much for pointing all those things out! Even *I* didn't see some of what you mentioned! LOL

samegirl---Yep, Lena is definitely not the kind of person Yulia would normally hang out with so this is quite an experience for both people. And yeah, Lena is quite the tomboy, but she still has that long beautiful hair to make sure she has at least some apsect of femininity as well as erm, other body parts. :heh:

guesshoo---Tsk tsk. Another mind in the gutter. LOL j/k :p

dare2dream28
02-01-2004, 07:33
Chapter 6

Once Lena’s eyes focused after waking up the next morning, she had to laugh at the site in front of her. Yulia’s spiked hair had somehow during the night morphed to look like she had two devil horns. So fitting Lena thought as she continued to laugh softly.

“What are you laughing at?” Yulia asked groggily.

“Your hair is trying to tell me something.” Lena commented.

“Aren’t you the comedienne? At least I can contain my hair. I bet you let birds nest in that monstrous afro, don’t you? That way you can always have something to talk to.” Yulia said. She was not exactly a morning person.

At Yulia’s last comment, Lena visibly flinched and got ready to leave the tent. Seeing Lena’s hurt expression, Yulia actually felt bad for being so harsh.

“I’m sorry. I had no right to say that. I mean, I barely even know you. It’s just that I’m not exactly the friendliest person in the morning.” Yulia apologized.

“Don’t worry about it. Come on. We need to pack up and get a move on.” Lena said as she rolled up her sleeping bag.

“So what’s for breakfast?” Yulia asked, trying to change the subject.

Deciding to have some fun with Yulia, Lena said “You tell me. You’re the one that has the food.”

“*I* have the food? I thought *you* had the food!” Yulia said as her eyes got the size of saucers.

Lena put on a shocked face and said, “What do you mean *I* have the food?! I put F-O-O-D, in capital letters on the list I gave you! You were supposed to bring the food!”

“Oh my gosh! We have no food! We’re stuck in the middle of no where and we have no food?! We’re going to die! We’re going to die! We’re goi---Owww! What was that?” Yulia said as something bounced off her chest.

There lying on the ground was a strawberry breakfast bar.

Lena couldn’t help herself and began to laugh as she saw the recognition of food come over Yulia’s face.

“Like I would leave you in charge of something as important as food.” Lena said.

“You’re going to pay for that Katina. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but I *will* get you back for that.” Yulia said.

As they were packing up camp, Yulia heard Lena humming a catchy tune.

“What are you humming?” Yulia inquired.

“It’s ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ by Shania. It’s from her Come On Over CD.” Lena said proudly.

“What is it about her that you like so much anyway?” Yulia asked.

“It’s hard to explain. I’ve looked up to her since I was young so I’ve basically grown up with her music. Her music has always been there for me to turn to when I couldn’t rely on anyone else. Her life story is amazing. No matter what life dealt her, she never let it get her down and she overcame any obstacle put in front of her. She’s just the best role model I could have.” Lena said with a far off look in her eye. Lena’s eyes suddenly lit up and she added, “You know, she would’ve become a veterinarian if she wasn’t a singer.”

“Oh yeah? Do you want to be a vet?” Yulia said.

“No way. I love animals and all, but I can’t stand to see them in surgery.” Lena answered.

“So the big tuff Lena isn’t so tuff after all.” Yulia teased.

“Hey. I’m not the one who’s scared of spiders.” Lena said.

“Who said I’m afraid of spiders?” Yulia asked, confused.

“Well I guess we’re about to find out now, aren’t we? Look on your shoulder.” Lena said with an evil glint in her eye.

“Very funny. I’m not going to fall for that. How stupid do you thi--” Yulia stopped mid sentence as she felt something crawl up her neck.

Yulia started to jump up and down, frantically trying to brush the spider off her neck. “GET IT OFF, GET IT OFF, GET IT OFF!!!!!!” Yulia screamed as she was still flaying her arms wildly in the air. “LENA THIS ISN’T FUNNY!!”

Lena was beyond words right now. She was laughing so hard that tears were coming out of her eyes. Why didn’t I bring a video camera? She thought as she made her way towards Yulia.

“Stay still for a second.” Lena managed to say in between her laughter.

Lena gently put one hand on Yulia’s neck as she used her other hand to slowly guide the spider off of Yulia. Once the spider was safely on the ground, Lena commented, “You know, I think I’ll like having you around. You’re good for one heck of a laugh.”

“I’m glad I could provide you with so much enjoyment.” Yulia said through clenched teeth as she put on her backpack. I’m going to get her back for this. I’m going to get her good.

Veggie Delite
02-01-2004, 20:49
dare, my sister thinks i'm nuts whenever i start to read this. and that food thing, that was mean :lol:

Ann t..A.T.u.
02-01-2004, 21:40
lol thats so funny :lol: i would've reacted the exact same way as yulia ugh yuck i hate spiders.

guesshoo
03-01-2004, 01:31
awww, thats so mean. :(

samegirl
03-01-2004, 05:47
HUm...i'm sensing some kind of joke from yulia that's she's going to regret...In this moment yulia needs lena more than lena needs yulia but i guess that it won't be for too long...I love the way they interact with each other...But i'm afraid that they both are playing with fire and lena will be hurt again...

Dare! you have made me smile with everysingle update!

dare2dream28
03-01-2004, 06:07
$in---Tell your sister that your nutty friends said she should come in and join the fun! :D

Ann t..A.T.u.---I was inspired by my 8th grade English teacher. She has a serious case of arachnophobia and one time she was driving in her pick up when a spider came down from the ceiling and landed on her shoulder. She freaked *big* time, swatting in the air everywhere and while the truck was still moving, opened the door and rolled out!!! LMAO! Her cousin was laughing so hard that she barely had time to take control the steering wheel before she crashed into a tree! Her cousin told us that when she stopped the truck, she could still see my teacher rolling around in the grass trying to get the spider off!! :laugh:

guesshoo---Lena can be evil, can't she? :heh:

samegirl---Oh you just *wait* to see what I have planned for Yulia. I can't wait to post it!!!!! Her prank is going to backfire on her so bad! I'm glad I can make you smile. :)

dare2dream28
03-01-2004, 06:09
Chapter 7

Something slightly off the trail caught Lena’s eye, so she decided to take a closer look.

I wonder if it’s what I think it is she thought as she went to investigate.

“Ah ha! Look at this! I knew I saw it!” Lena exclaimed as she held up a skull.

“What is it?” Yulia asked.

“Well first, see the long teeth? You can tell it’s a carnivore. Judging by the shape of the skull, you can clearly tell it’s a member of the dog family. But notice the V-shaped marking at the top of the skull. That’s how you can tell it’s a red fox. The hint is that a red fox’s scientific name begins with a “V” so it has a “V” marking. The gray fox’s scientific name begins with a “U” so it has a “U” marking instead of the “V”. Lena explained.

“Wow” Yulia said, impressed. “How do you remember all this stuff?”

“I love to read. I’m always reading the latest nature book and when I do watch TV, it’s always on some animal program. Especially the Crocodile Hunter. Most of the knowledge I have about reptiles has come from him. Some say he’s crazy, I just say he’s overly passionate sometimes.” Lena said as she laughed at her last comment.

“Speaking of the Crocodile Hunter, obviously that’s one of my interests. Since we’re going to live with each other for the next year, we should probably get to know each other a little better if we want to come out of this experience with our sanity still intact. What are some of your interests besides piano and ballroom dancing? Oh and shopping, of course.” Lena said.

“Hmmm, well, I love music. I love to listen to it and I love to play it. It’s such a great way to express feelings without directly saying them.” Yulia said.

“I know what you mean.” Lena commented.

“In Russia I used to party a bit, but sometimes there are just times where I like to stay at home and lounge around.” Yulia said.

“Oh yeah? I wouldn’t have thought that you were one to just lie around. You seem like you’re a person who’s always on the go.” Lena responded.

“Sometimes I’m like that. I start to get antsy and just have to do something to occupy my mind.” Yulia said. Wanting to change the subject Yulia asked, “So what made you decide to want a foreign exchange student to live with you for a year?”

“To be honest, it wasn’t my choice. My mom made the decision for me. She thought I was becoming a bit too anti-social and thought if I had company that I would come out of my shell.” Lena said in a voice mocking her mother’s.

“Why is it that you’re anti-social, so to speak?” Yulia asked.

“It’s complicated. But I like how I am and don’t see a reason to change. I mean, I have my music, my animals, and most importantly, myself. What more do I need?” Lena said.

A friend. Yulia thought.

Devilish Yulia
03-01-2004, 07:26
yes lena needs a friend in dis one ;) and dat friend just happens to be *cough*yulia*cough* ...they should make good friends :D

thx for the update dream!!! :done:

prostrel
03-01-2004, 13:48
Oops! Already 2 new chapters! Thank you d2d28 ! Well... I really look forward to Julia`s prank. :D

What comes to
arachnophobia... well, I have it and I really don`t see it as a funny thing at all. :none: I realize that persons who don`t have that, can`t really understand how does it feel to have it and they just find it to be a very amusing thing. Good thing is that my friends have understood this, they have seen how serious thing this is to me and they don`t tease me with spiders. :rose: to my dear friends! :) Arachnophobia doesn`t restrict my life in any way but I am very grateful that I don`t have any other phobias cos they can be very restrictive.

Well, that was the lecture part. Waiting for a new chapter to coming soon ... :D

Uhaku
03-01-2004, 14:15
d2d Ooooooh, this is nice, nice, very nice! I like it a lot! Very funny ^0^ This is like...the first time I read a fanfic and I don't think I'd like to wait for the next chapter.

p.s. I just have to laugh at the Shania Twain moment. Don't you just love her!

warx
03-01-2004, 20:58
yup.....lena need sime hot,gorgeous, steamy friend....:gigi:
It’s complicated. But I like how I am and don’t see a reason to change. I mean, I have my music, my animals, and most importantly, myself. What more do I need?” Lena said.

parents r weird sometimes...if u like to hang with ur friendz al the time, they freak out...and then if u knda anti-social, they freak out also....:ithink:

tnx for the update dare2dream

tatu_rocks
03-01-2004, 22:22
A friend. Yulia thought

That sounds good :) everybody does, and well, I think Yulia also needs a friend ;)

Great fic D2D :rose:

Veggie Delite
04-01-2004, 01:25
i just talked my sister into reading this fic :)

dare2dream28
04-01-2004, 05:20
DY---I hope they will become good friends too.

prostrel---I'm glad your friends don't tease you with spiders. Now that I'm older I'm glad that I didn't do a prank on my teacher when I had the chance because that would've been just mean. Glad it doesn't run your life though.

uhaku---Yay! I'm glad to see you post here! I'm glad you picked up on the Shania thing. LOL Who would've thought that when I PMed you about that trip to Chicago that I would've wound up on the DVD from that concert!!!

warx---I totally agree about parents...they can never make up their minds on when to worry! But, that's what they're there for, to make sure we're safe. :)

tatu_rocks---I think Yulia needs a friend too.

$in---Woohooo! Glad to hear you talked her into it! :D

dare2dream28
04-01-2004, 05:24
Chapter 8

When they came to a small clearing, Lena decided this was a good spot to set up camp for the night.

“Thank God! My feet are killing me!” Yulia complained.

“You mean to tell me all the miles at the mall in high heels didn’t prepare you for something like this?” Lena joked.

“I do have a life outside the mall. I don’t know where you’ve gotten this idea that I live at the mall.” Yulia said, defending herself.

“Okay, I’ll stop with the mall comments. Do you like fish? I could catch some for dinner if you want since the river is still close by.” Lena offered.

“How are you going to catch any fish? You don’t have any equipment.” Yulia said.

“I have all the equipment I need right here.” Lena said as she held out her hands.

“I don’t get it.” Yulia said with a confused look on her face.

“You’ve never seen people fish with just their hands? Come on! I’ll show you. It’ll be fun.” Lena said.

“Alright I’ll go. But on one condition: no funny stuff!! No pulling me in the river, no pretending to drown, no nothing!” Yulia said.

“Deal.” Lena said. “Let’s go!”

There is no way she can do this. No way. Fish are not stupid enough to just swim right by her hands. Yulia thought as she watched Lena knee deep in water with her hands perfectly still just beneath the surface.

“Catch!” Lena yelled as she threw a fish over her shoulder to Yulia, who was waiting on the shore.

At the sight of a fish flying right by her head, Yulia’s eyes got wide as she watched it flop around on the ground, desperately trying to make its way back to the river. Well I’ll be damned.

“Told you I could do it!” Lena yelled over her shoulder with a smile on her face. “How many do you want?”

“Two will be fine!” Yulia yelled back.

Four fish later, Lena came out of the water with a triumphant look on her face.

“That was luck.” Yulia remarked when Lena approached. “Just lots of luck.”

“Let’s see if you are ‘lucky’ enough to know how to cook them then in that case.” Lena said, while doing the bunny fingers as she said “lucky.”

“Point taken.” Yulia said as she stopped herself from making another sarcastic remark.

By the time they were done with dinner, the stars started to come out.

“Would you look at that? It’s a great night tonight for star gazing.” Lena said as she lay down on the grass to get a better view.

“Wow. I never get to see much of the stars back home. This is nice.” Yulia said.

“See the bear up there? That’s my favorite.” Lena said as she traced the outline with her finger.

“Bear? You mean the big dipper? It figures that *you* would see a bear.” Yulia said as she giggled.

At that moment, a gust of wind swept through the clearing, making Yulia shiver.

“Are you cold? I thought Russians were supposed to like cold weather.” Lena said.

Before Yulia could comment, Lena said “You should put on a sweatshirt tonight since we have to use my extra blanket because *someone* forgot their sleeping bag!”

At the “oh shit” look Yulia gave Lena, Lena said, “Let me guess. You ‘accidentally’ forgot to pack a sweatshirt amongst your collection of spaghetti straps, right? And once again ignored my advice?”

“Wellllll….” Yulia said, that being the only thing her brilliant mind could conjure up at the moment.

“Alright. I’ll let you wear one of my sweatshirts tonight.” Lena said as she sighed and went over to her backpack. “But no drooling on it! I will rip it off you so fast if I see one drop of drool come out of your mouth.” Lena said playfully as she gave Yulia her sweatshirt.

Once she got the sweatshirt, Yulia took a sip of her water and pretended to let it fall out of her mouth.

“Hey!” Lena said as she tried to snatch the piece of clothing out of Yulia’s hand.

Expecting this, Yulia tightened her grip on the shirt, causing a tug of war match. As she saw Lena get ready to do a major pull, Yulia let go of the shirt, sending Lena flying backwards, tripping over a log in the process and landing in a huge mud puddle.

Yulia laughed as she saw the look of complete shock on Lena’s face as she hit the ground with a big thump.

“Great! Just great! Now I’m going to have to go freaken take a dip in the river and wash off! God only knows what the hell is crawling around in the river at this time of night! Thanks a lot Prissy!” Lena spat.

“I told you I’d get you back.” Yulia said with a smile on her face as she made her way to the tent for the night. But don’t think that’s all I’m going to do.

guesshoo
05-01-2004, 00:58
"But don’t think that’s all I’m going to do."
oh really?
what else is she going to do? :)

dare2dream28
05-01-2004, 05:32
guesshoo---You'll see in the next few chapters. *evil grin* Thanks so much for posting!

dare2dream28
05-01-2004, 05:34
Chapter 9

I can’t believe she did that! It’s one thing to do it during the day time, but at night when the water is freezing cold?! I’m going to be able to cut glass by the time I’m done! Lena thought, clearly frustrated.

Angrily she marched down to the river with a small camp towel, soap, and pajamas in hand. She *better* be sleeping by the time I get back or I’ll let her have it! Lena thought.

While Lena was making her way towards the river, Yulia got an idea. She quickly grabbed the bit of fishing line they had and made her way down the same trail Lena was on. She made sure to stay quite a few paces behind Lena so that she wouldn’t be noticed.

As soon as Lena was in the river, Yulia set out to her task. She looked around the trail, trying to find a spot where she knew would be quite muddy. This is going to be perfect! Yulia thought as she tied one end of the fishing line to a tree that was right before the puddle. She rolled the ball of line to the other side of the trail and then crouched down as low as she could. Patiently Yulia waited until she heard Lena’s footprints come back up the trail and pulled the fishing line taught.

I am *so* going to let her have it in the morning! Let’s see if I make break—what the hell? Lena thought as she tripped on something. Losing her balance, she fell face first into yet another mud puddle.

“SON OF A BITCH!” Lena yelled in anger as she struggled to get herself up and clear the mud out of her eyes. She stopped her cursing streak as she heard a bit of laughter come from the bushes.

“VOLKOVA!!! Oh you are *so* going to pay for this!” Lena said as she charged towards Yulia in the bushes, taking Yulia completely by surprise.

“I’m not going to let you get away with that one!” Lena yelled as she picked Yulia up and put her over her shoulders.

“If I have to take another cold bath, so do you!” Lena said as she made her way towards the river.

As soon as Yulia realized where Lena was taking her, she began to thrash about in Lena’s hands, trying to kick herself out of Lena’s strong grip.

“Let me go!! Let me go! Come on! You’ve pulled tricks on me! What? I’m not allowed to pull any on you?!” Yulia said as she tried to reason her way out of Lena’s arms, realizing she was no match for her.

“No! If I have to freeze tonight, so do you! See if I let you borrow my sweatshirt again!” Lena said as she approached the river’s edge. “Hope you can swim!” she said as she threw Yulia into the ice cold water.

“This is war Katina!” Yulia said through chattering teeth once she made her way to the surface.

“Bring it on, Prissy! Bring_it_on!” Lena responded.

guesshoo
06-01-2004, 00:16
oh no, they're fighting. :grustno:
this is not good.
this is not good at all. :(

dare2dream28
06-01-2004, 02:55
guesshoo---Don't worry too much about them fighting. It's all good and fun. Here's a chapter just for you. :rose:

Chapter 10

The next morning, not one word was spoken between the two. Yulia was intent on not speaking to Lena unless absolutely necessary. That is, until her stomach spoke for her.

Damn stomach. Why can’t you ever stop making demands of me?! Yulia thought as she stubbornly tried to avoid asking Lena for breakfast since she had the food in her pack. When Yulia’s stomach rumbled for the third time, she reluctantly decided to give in to the silent treatment.

“I need some breakfast.” Yulia stated dryly.

Without responding, Lena threw Yulia a breakfast bar.

“Because of the unplanned swimming last night, we will be leaving late today since our clothes need to dry. I’m going for a walk. I advise you to hang up your clothes.” Lena said as she headed out into the woods.

Fine Miss Grumpy-Ass. Yulia thought as she walked around their camp trying to find the best place to hang her clothes in the sun. While she was walking to what she thought would be a good spot, she quickly retracted her foot, seeing the tail of a snake. She was about to scream when she saw what she thought was blood coming from the snake’s tail. She took a closer look and saw that the snake was facing belly side up with the tongue hanging out of its mouth. Whew. It’s dead.

Suddenly, a light bulb flashed in Yulia’s head. Oh this would be too good. Sure, Lena can handle snakes, but can she handle dead snakes with blood all over them? If she gets queasy at the vet office, I bet she’ll really freak out over this! Yulia thought as she got two sticks and maneuvered them under the snake, carrying it towards their tent.

Won’t this be a pleasant surprise when she rolls up the sleeping bag? Yulia thought, evilly laughing to herself. Right before she got to the tent, Yulia thought twice and decided to get some dry leaves to put on the blanket so the snake’s blood wouldn’t get on it. After all, she had to use the sleeping bag and blanket too.

Once the snake was in place, Yulia decided to get dressed. As she was changing into her clothes, she heard something that sounded like leaves rustling. What the heck is that? Yulia wondered as she listened closer to the sound. Oddly, it sounded like it was coming from underneath the sleeping bag. No way! It can’t be! Yulia thought as she slowly went to turn up the corner of the sleeping bag. When she pulled the sleeping bag up far enough, Yulia blankly stared at the now empty pile of leaves.

What?! Where’s the snake?! It was here just a minute ago!!! It was dead!! DEAD!!! Yulia thought as she frantically began looking for the snake. She didn’t have to look long as she heard a loud hiss come from the opening of the tent.

Frozen in horror, Yulia looked towards the closed door flap of the tent. There, blocking her only way of escape, was the very alive snake.

“AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!” Yulia shrieked as she realized she had no way out. If someone didn’t know any better, it would’ve sounded like Yulia was getting attacked by some monstrous animal.

Hearing Yulia’s scream, Lena’s eyes shot open and she took off for their camp in lightning speed, getting the knife she always carried on her belt out in the process. Fearing the worst, Lena bolted into the camp, her eyes shooting in every direction to try and locate Yulia.

“YULIA!!! WHERE ARE YOU?!” Lena yelled as she began to panic.

“LENA!!! OH THANK GOD!!! I’m in the tent!!! HURRY!!!” Yulia yelled as she tried to create as much distance from the snake as possible.

Not wasting any time on the zipper, Lena tore through the opening of the tent with her knife, ready to go inside and hurt whoever or whatever dare threatened Yulia. Seeing Yulia with only her bra and pants on, Lena immediately looked around the tent for a stranger, thinking someone tried to physically attack her. When she didn’t see anyone besides Yulia in the tent, Lena asked “What is wrong?! What’s going on?!”

“Watch out!!!! There’s an enchanted snake right at your feet! It’s possessed!! It came back from the dead! Who knows what it’ll do next!” Yulia said, clearly frightened.

Before Yulia even finished what she was saying Lena had spotted the snake and went into serious mode, putting all her concentration on the snake. Once she got hold of it and got it out of the tent, she relaxed some, now realizing that it was non-venomous.

“You had me worried sick over a snake? A SNAKE?! My gawd Prissy! I thought you were being attacked!” Lena said as she made her way to the tree line and let the snake go.

“Lena, it came back from the dead! Honest! It had blood coming out from its tail and its tongue was hanging out of its mouth! It was DEAD!” Yulia said, desperately trying to explain herself.

Lena couldn’t help but laugh at this. “That’s because it was an Eastern Hognose snake! It’s known for playing dead, just like an opossum does to avoid predators.” Lena explained as she continued to laugh. “I think maybe you should leave the snakes to me for a while.” Lena commented.

“Well *now* you tell me! Hey…wait a second. You actually called me Yulia!” Yulia said cheerfully.

“Ummm, no I didn’t. You must be hearing things. I mean, you *apparently* saw a dead snake. Who’s to say you’re not hearing things as well?” Lena said, trying to cover up the fact that she did call Yulia by her name. “Oh, and were you planning to put on a shirt anytime soon or did you just plan to give the animals a free peep show all day?” Lena teased as she winked at Yulia.

Blushing at that last comment, Yulia quickly covered herself with her shirt, forgetting all about prodding Lena about why, for once, she didn’t call her Prissy. As soon as Lena was out of the tent, Yulia reminisced on the event that just happened and thought with a smile, So she does care if I live or not. Even if she won’t admit it…yet.

Devilish Yulia
06-01-2004, 04:12
Originally posted by dare2dream28
“Oh, and were you planning to put on a shirt anytime soon or did you just plan to give the animals a free peep show all day?” Lena teased as she winked at Yulia.


LOL...i wonder if lena saw anything... :D

anywayz dat was the best dream! ;)

i had 2 chapters waiting for me to read...now dat i have read both...i want more!!!!!!!!................... plz? :p

parrish122
06-01-2004, 18:40
I *love* this chapter!

It's funny, and sweet. I loved how Lena came charging to Yulia's rescue, even though she had been angry at Yulia for her prank.

And I had to grin at Lena's "peep show" comment!

Great stuff, keep it up! :D

Parrish

guesshoo
07-01-2004, 00:37
so she called volk by her first name huh?
and even winked after the peep show comment?
interesting.
interesting indeed.



ps. thanx for dedication of such a cool chapter. for you: :rose: , :kwink:

dare2dream28
07-01-2004, 06:50
DY---I don't think Lena saw much. :p

Parrish---I'm glad you liked the chapter so much. :D And thanks for the suggestion--it fit nicely!

guesshoo---Thank *you* for reading and always posting. Thanks for the rose. :)

dare2dream28
07-01-2004, 06:52
Chapter 11

“So would you like to tell me exactly what you were doing putting a snake inside the tent?” Lena asked as she surveyed the damage to their tent.

“No.” Yulia responded.

“Well there must be a reason for me putting a very large hole in our tent flap.” Lena said as she searched for something to fix the tent.
“Fine. I thought that the snake would scare you when you went to roll up the sleeping bag. There. I said it.” Yulia admitted as she crossed her arms across her chest.

“You honestly thought a *snake* of all things, would scare *me*? Have you not been paying attention this whole time?! Helllooooooo!! I’m the future female croc hunter!” Lena said in disbelief.

“Well you said that you got freaked out by animals going into surgery and since the snake had blood on it, I thought it’d freak you out!” Yulia said, defending herself.

“Wait a minute. I said that I was freaked out by surgery, *not* blood. Blood I can handle, no problem. I just can’t stand seeing an animal’s insides while it is still alive. Now is everything cleared up?” Lena said. Then, clearing her throat she said “So, what have we learned from this little experience?”

“I need a better prank.” Yulia mumbled.

“What did you say?” Lena asked.

“I said there’s no need to prank.” Yulia answered.

“Riiiight. I’m sure that’s exactly what you said. Anyway, why don’t you roll up the sleeping bag while I try to fix this hole.” Lena said as she continued to look for something in her pack that she knew would fix the new slit in the flap.

“Ah ha!! Found it! Okay, I’ll be done in a few minutes with this and then we can head out.” Lena said.

“What did you find?” Yulia asked.

“This.” Lena said as she held up a roll of duct tape.

“Duct tape. You’re going to use duct tape to fix our tent? Why on earth do you even have duct tape with you?” Yulia asked as she raised her eyebrows.

“I *always* carry duct tape with me when I go camping. It can fix so many things and you never know when you’re going to need it! And plus, if you get out of hand, I’ll just tape your hands together, your mouth shut, and just drag you the rest of the way home.” Lena said with a smile on her face.

“You know, I bet you would do that, you freak.” Yulia said playfully. Deciding on a whim to be a little serious, Yulia whispered a thank you to Lena.

“I’m sorry, I didn’t hear you. What’d you say?” Lena asked.

“I said thank you.” Yulia said in a small voice.
“Thank you? For what?” Lena said, a little confused.

“For coming as fast as you did. For getting that snake away from me. And for not getting mad at me for the tent.” Yulia said so softly that Lena barely heard her.

“Oh. That was no problem. It was just a little snake and it’s not like the tent was damaged that bad.” Lena said, brushing the thank you off like it was no big deal.

“Well thanks. I really appreciate it. It’s been quite some time since someone other than my parents has cared enough to come to my rescue.” Yulia said with a sad smile. Then, perking up a bit, she said “Hey…you’re like my little hero! Awww how sweet!”

Feeling the blush creep up in her cheeks, Lena bashfully looked away for a second before responding.

“Hero? Ha! I just don’t want to be known as the camp guide who allowed her camper to get mauled or something.” Lena said, trying to hide her embarrassment at Yulia’s compliment.

Lena shot Yulia a shy smile then said, “C’mon Prissy. We have a lot of time to make up since our eventful delay this morning.”

As she put on her backpack, Yulia happily thought, My own little protector. I like the sound of that.

parrish122
07-01-2004, 17:38
I love this chapter too!

It's just adorable, when Yulia thanks Lena. And when she thinks of Lena as her "little protector".

And I laughed at the image of Yulia after Lena would use duct tape on her. :D I can *so* see Lena doing that!

Parrish

prostrel
07-01-2004, 21:22
Sorry d2d28 , I haven`t been here for a while but I have been busy in my other life but now I came back to this fiction life. :laugh: Feels good!

So, I had many chapters to read and I very much enjoyed all of them. Lena and Julia are so cute and hilarious and I like their pranks. It is so refreshing to read this fic, thank you d2d28! :)

Btw, a few days ago I saw from TV a program "Crocodile man" and there was Steve Irwin. Well, it was very entertaining prog! Steve and his wife and two other guys saved and rescued animals of Australia. Most of the animals were crocodiles and it was funny to see when this group had to move an adult crocodile from one place to another. :laugh: There was 4 people on the top of the croco and you couldn`t say which leg or hand was who`s. So funny! And this Steve also played with dangerous snakes, I think one was a Black Snake. Very impressing though sometimes I thought a little bit foolish too but he was an expert. So now, d2d28, I know who this Crocodile Man whom you have talked about is! :)

Veggie Delite
07-01-2004, 21:52
me busy too... but this story... just so cute :) and funny :D

i rememberred u d2d, when i was changing the channels on the tv, that crocodile show was airring on animal planet :)

guesshoo
08-01-2004, 04:11
awwww, i just love how yuli could be so nice at times.
and how modest lena is.
and how they seem to start liking each other.
and how cool this fanfic is.

i guess i love it all. :)

dare2dream28
08-01-2004, 04:46
Parrish---I laughed at the image of Lena really using the duct tape on Yulia. :)

prostrel---I know how it feels to come back to fiction life. Every day after classes last semester the first thing I'd do is go back to my room and read all the fic updates. It's so relaxing! And about the Croc hunter...OMG isn't he great?!? :D The black snake I think you're referring to is the black mamba in Africa. By crickey those will give ya a run for your money! If you saw only 4 people on the croc wait til they handle a 14 foot saltie!!! My goodness that requires a dozen people! It's one awesome show though!

$in---Yay! I'm glad I got people thinking about the croc hunter! I'm so proud! :D

guesshoo---Awww I'm glad you're enjoying this story. :) It seems like they are getting along a little better.

dare2dream28
08-01-2004, 04:47
Chapter 12

As the day progressed and the sun slowly began to set, Lena realized that in order to keep on schedule they were going to have to travel a little bit into the night. She herself was not worried since she’s done this trail every summer since she was a little girl, but knowing how jumpy Yulia was, she was a little concerned on how she would handle traveling in the dark.

“Lena, shouldn’t we be setting up camp soon?” Yulia asked, noticing that it was starting to get dark out.

“Actually, we’re going to be traveling for a little while in the dark. It won’t be long though so don’t worry. Maybe an hour, hour and a half tops.” Lena answered, preparing herself for the fit she knew would come from Yulia.

“In the dark? Are you serious?! What about the animals?! Do we have flashlights? We won’t be able to see anything! How are you going to know if an animal gets hungry or something and decides they want us as a snack?! And then what are we going to do about camp? How are we going to set up our tent in the dark?!” Yulia rambled off, a mile a minute.

“Woah, what is this, twenty questions?” Lena said as she giggled a little. “Just trust me on this. I’ve been walking this trail for years so I know exactly where we’re going. And about the tent, I figured we don’t need it tonight, we can just use the sleeping bag and blanket. It’s nice enough out tonight to just sleep under the stars.”

“We’re going to sleep outside the tent. Without any protection from anything. Giving all the animals in the forest the opportunity to just come right up to us and grope us for all I know! What if they nibble on my hair! Oh my hair! And you didn’t answer my question about the flashlights!” Yulia said, the worrying clearly evident in her voice.

“To answer your question, no, we will not be using flashlights.” But before Lena could finish what she was saying, Yulia cut her off.

“Well how the hell are we supposed to see then?! Unless you packed night-vision goggles, you better--” Yulia was cut off by Lena this time as Lena tried to finish her sentence.

“As I was saying before I was interrupted, we won’t be using flashlights because it will ruin our night vision. It takes twenty minutes for our eyes to adjust to the dark once our eyes have been exposed to white light so I’m not using them unless absolutely necessary. If I do use them, I’ll use the one with the red light in it instead of the white light since red light doesn’t affect our vision. You should trust your own sense more.” Lena said.

Once the sun set and it was completely dark out, Yulia began to get a bit edgy. She was jumping at every movement of leaves, every snap of a twig, and she practically leaped out of her skin when Lena sneezed.

“Prissy. Chill.” Lena said when Yuila began to trip over her own feet as the nervousness sank in. “You know animals can smell fear. You were worrying about being a target before. Well girl, you must smell so good to the animals that they’re probably tracking us by now.”

“Lena! That’s not funny! I’m not Miss Tarzan unlike some people around here.” Yulia said.

“Do I honestly have to play kindergarten and take your hand and literally lead you everywhere for you to calm down?” Lena said jokingly.

To her surprise though, Yulia’s hand grabbed Lena’s so fast and so hard that she didn’t have time to pull back.

“I was joking.” Lena said, surprised that Yulia actually took her hand.

“Yeah well I’m not. If an animal decides it has some fashion sense and wants to steal my clothes, you’re going right down with me.” Yulia said as she tightened her grip on Lena’s hand.

Me and my big mouth. Lena thought as Yulia had a death-like grip on her hand. I hope we find that camp soon.

amikana
08-01-2004, 05:00
awwww - can i just say how adorable i think they are? :)

hehe this is great dare i'm loving it :)

ami

angeljas01
08-01-2004, 05:19
I'm really enjoying your fic Dare, thank you for the chapter.

haku
08-01-2004, 06:54
LOL, this is a funny fic, but definitely not my kind of Lena. :D

Lena should remember that Yulia is from another country from time to time, like when she looks at Yulia like she's totally dumb because she doesn't know Shania Twain? Come on, she's from Russia, why would she know her?

And Lena should not be so fast in judging Yulia, Yulia seems to have grown up in a big city, which is not that easy because you're surrounded by thousands individuals from the most ruthless species there is, humans.

And LOL, i don't know who Steve Irwin is. :)

Keep up the great work d2d :rose: (Edit: And thanks for welcoming me back in the oher thread :) )

Devilish Yulia
08-01-2004, 08:02
steve irwin is the aussie croc hunter!!!!!!!!!!!! he's kewl! :p

anywayz....i love the story! its wick! :D its hilarious at times too! i hope u update again soon! :)

parrish122
08-01-2004, 16:57
I just love this fic! It's so realistic, and so funny!

I giggled a *lot* at Yulia being afraid the animals would grope her in the dark. :D

Parrish

samegirl
08-01-2004, 17:29
Oh my god! this chapter made my day!!

I love the way Yulia is getting all nuts about anything. She's so cute...But Lena, she's like...I love her. And I love the part where she called herself the future female cocodrile hunter...I laughed so hard that I fell out of my chair.

Dare, you are doing great in here, the quality of this fic, is excellent. Just one question...Sometimes i tend to remember cocodrile dundee, so ii wonder, does Lena use a hat like his? She would be so cute on that :D

Again, thanks for sharing this wonderful story with us! :rose:

Uhaku
08-01-2004, 17:46
I still like this fic so far. All funny and not too sweet. It's realistic enough. It seems you know alot about the outdoor stuff. Cool! Learning new things everyday. Like that red flashlight thingy. ^_^' I wouldn't last a day out there.

As opposed to what Haku said, I think your characters are fine. (no hard feeling, Haku, it's just my opinion). It's realistic that some ppl would judge others so quickly. It happens all the time, and your L character did not do it in a hateful way, which makes her likable still. Keep up the good work.

haku
08-01-2004, 18:29
No problem uhaku, people are welcomed to disagree with me. :)


And d2d, i'm afraid i've expressed myself awkwardly. I didn't mean your characters were unrealistic, quite the contrary. Unfortunately people do look down to you when you don't know stuff that seems obvious to them.

And i could really relate to Yulia, that's why i was a bit annoyed by Lena. :lalala: I mean, i don't know Steve Irwin, i don't know Shania Twain (only by name, never heard her or seen her), i never leave the city (only to go to other cities LOL, small towns are acceptable for short period of times), i've never slept outside (crazy idea!), i've never seen a real snake, i hate most insects, and i'm scared shit of spiders (evil beasts from hell!)... ok, i'll stop now...
*leaves thread quietly*

Veggie Delite
09-01-2004, 01:09
What if they nibble on my hair!

:lol:

i love-love-love this story. :rose:

dare2dream28
09-01-2004, 04:58
amikana---You can say they're adorable all you want! :)

angeljas01---Thank *you* for reading!

haku---Yay! I'm glad you read my fic! I understood what you were saying in your first post. :) It's funny because all the things you were saying that you weren't comfortable with since you weren't raised that way...well, I'm from a medium sized town so whenever I go into a big city like New York or D.C. boy am I scared shitless! When I spent a day in NY I thought I would have a heart attack when a druggie came up to me and then my sister disappeared for 5 minutes! So I know exactly what you're talking about, but I find myself being the same as Lena. Like when people say they don't know who Shania is, I have the same reaction that Lena had just because *I* know Shania so well. Thanks for the comments!

DY---Just can't get enough of that awesome Aussie! :D

Parrish---I'm glad I can make you laugh with my chapters. :D BTW....SAAANNNNTTTTTTAAAAAA!!! LMAO! ;)

samegirl---LOL@you falling out of the chair! Ooo and I never thought about that hat for Lena. Hmmm, that would definitely look cute on her! I'll have to think about that. :)

uhaku---What you said is very true and I agree. I'll admit that when people don't know right off the back the things that I'm really interested in, I'm like "OMG Where have you been?!?" just like Lena does. And thank you for the nomination for the fanfic writer in the general thread! I'm very honored! :D I'm glad you posted the end of 666, that was one hell of a story. Are you sure you don't want to continue your other one? Man, that was one great beginning!

$in---I love-love-love you reading and posting! :D LOL

dare2dream28
09-01-2004, 05:00
Chapter 13

“Yo. Vice grip. You mind lightening up a little? I would like my hand to operate at 100 percent in the morning.” Lena said as she tried to gently shake her hand awake.

“The quicker you make camp, the quicker I let go.” Yulia said, lightening her hold just a little.

The girls walked for a few more minutes hand in hand until they came upon a very small clearing.

Finally. “Well this is it. Since it’s not that cold out, we’ll put the sleeping bag on the ground and use the blanket as a cover. And just for you I’ll keep a flashlight by my side in case you think any animals want to make friends with you or *gasp* munch on your hair.” Lena said as she rolled her eyes at the last thing she said.

“You better hope no animals come near me unless you feel like being the only teenager in this town with a hearing aid.” Yulia said as she helped Lena lay out the sleeping bag.

As they settled in for the night, Yulia’s nerves were on edge. Her eyes shot open at every unknown sound, which for Yulia, was a lot of sounds. Just when she felt she was drifting off to sleep, she felt some pressure on the bottom of her legs. Too frightened to look down, she started to poke Lena as hard as she could while trying to be as still as possible.

“Owww. I’m up, I’m up.” Lena tried to say. Before she could say anything else, she felt Yulia’s hand cover her mouth. Once Lena’s eyes adjusted, she looked over at Yulia, who had a very nervous look on her face. Lena raised her eyebrows to Yulia, a silent question to what was going on. Yulia didn’t dare speak so she just pointed to her feet.

When Lena looked at what Yulia was pointing at, her eyes grew wide with excitement and she barely suppressed a joyful scream. There at the bottom of Yulia’s feet was a very curious raccoon.

Damn I wish I had some food for it!! This is so cool! Lena thought ecstatically. Lena noticed that the raccoon had a profound interest in Yulia’s feet for some reason as it began to make its way underneath the covers.

Seeing the panic in Yulia’s eyes and feeling her body tense, Lena immediately put her hand on Yulia’s shoulder and put a finger over her mouth, silently telling her friend not to move.

I’d like to see how you’d handle a raccoon sniff your feet! Yulia thought as she tried her best not to freak out and scream as she so desperately wanted to.

Yulia’s thoughts were interrupted, however, by a wet feeling on her toenails. Did I just feel…OH MY GAWD!!

“AHHHH!!!! IT’S TRYING TO EAT ME!” Yulia yelled as she quickly jumped up, dashing behind Lena.

The moment Yulia let out her first note the raccoon took off back to the cover of the forest.

“Damn it Prissy! Why’d you have to scream like that?! I was trying to observe the animal!” Lena said, annoyed.

“Well you try having a raccoon taste your toes and see how still you lay!” Yulia snapped back.

“It licked your toes? Oh the poor thing! I should go catch it so I can bring it to a vet. Oh the poor little guy probably is going to get a nasty infection.” Lena chided. Trying to think of a reason the raccoon would do something like lick Yulia’s toes, Lena asked, “Tell me Prissy, what did you have on your toes that was so tasteful?”

“All I had on was my strawberry nail polish!” Yulia said. “Why the hell does that matter?”

“Strawberry as in color strawberry or as in the smelly strawberry?” Lena questioned.

“I always use the smelly nail polishes. I think they give my nails a bit of an edge.” Yulia answered.

“Well, it sure gave them an edge alright.” Lena said as she laughed. “What nail polish is that? I’m going to have to borrow it sometime and attract some more raccoons.” Lena said as she nudged Yulia with her elbow.

“Oh very funny. First thing in the morning I’m taking this off.” Yulia said as she looked down at her toes.

“With what?” Lena asked, curious as to what Yulia did pack.

”With my nail polish remover of course. I never travel anywhere without my nail polish and accessories.” Yulia said in a matter-of-fact tone.

With a roll of her eyes Lena said, “Whatever. Let’s get back to sleep.”

Just as Lena went to roll over, she felt something on her arm.

“What now Prissy?” Lena asked in a tired voice.

“Nothing. Just to let you know I’m staying right here for the rest of the night.” Yulia said as she hugged Lena’s arm.

“Ever hear of invasion of personal space?” Lena asked.

“Yep and too bad. It was your bright idea to have me sleep out here with no protection from anything so I’m going to use you as protection. If anything else decides to use me as a snack, I’ll be sure to let you know by clawing the hell out of your arm.” Yulia said as she began to drift off into dreamland.

For the love of God, just let the animals leave her alone for the rest of the night. PLEASE. Lena thought as she tried to drift off into her own dreamland.

amikana
09-01-2004, 06:26
heh, well they're almost snuggling....though not "entirely" willingly (at least so it would seem on lena's part) ;)

i'm loving this story - it's just lovely. and i don't know why but i have this image of lena waking up with yulia curled up against her chest as the sun is rising and just......awwwww.

heh don't mind me, i'm just getting a bit carried away with your characters dare

[quietly puts lena and yulia back and dashes from the thread - giggling like a little school girl]

amikana :)

dare2dream28
27-01-2004, 05:42
Goodness I left here at Chapter 13? Oy. I have up to chapter 28 postednow! Does anyone want me to post all of them here or have you all read them at tatu.us? If you haven't, the link at tatu.us is here (http://www.tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9691&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0) If everyone is caught up, then I'll post my updates here from now on as well as on tatu.us

Veggie Delite
28-01-2004, 00:51
ok, didn't post at tatu.us so wanted u to know that i like this fic very much.
:ithink: ...i think i said this alredy a few times, lol

and it's getting *very* interesting

:rose:

dare2dream28
29-01-2004, 05:25
$in---Aww thanks for telling me you still like the story. :) Here's the update for today.

Chapter 30

Later that night the girls were getting settled in for bed. Lena was adamant about having a blow-up mattress on the floor and some extra pillows just incase Yulia accidentally rolled off the top bunk during the night.

“That really isn’t necessary Lena. I’m a big girl now. I know how to sleep on a bed.” Yulia said as she watched Lena prepare her ‘safety net.’

“You never know. And better to be safe than sorry, right?” Lena answered. “Besides, I’m doing this more for Rebel anyway. He always likes a comfy place to sleep.”

“Rebel is going to sleep in here? Ewww remind me to get some doggie cologne for him.” Yulia said as she got up on her bed.

“You get used to the smell.” Lena said as she laughed. “Well, at least I do anyway. I think all my animals smell just fine.”

“You would. Freak.” Yulia joked.

“You be nice or else I’ll let Stevo out of his cage.” Lena teased.

“Lena! You promised not to let him out while I’m in the room!” Yulia whined.

“I still need to introduce you to him.” Lena replied.

“Let’s not and say we did, okay? Now let’s go to sleep, I’m tired.” Yulia said as she got comfortable.

“Alright. Goodnight.” Lena said as she let Rebel in her room and turned off the light.

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Lena woke up during the night when she heard something fall on the ground. What was that? Her first reaction was to look on the floor to make sure Yulia didn’t fall. Nope. She’s still snoring away. She turned on her lamp and looked around the room, seeing what could have made the noise. Her eyes fell on Stevo’s cage, which now had the top off and was empty. I can’t believe it! He finally figured a way out of that thing!

Lena quickly got up and searched the room, desperately trying to find Stevo, hoping he did not slither underneath the door.

Lena turned around just in time to see Stevo’s tail disappear right under Yulia’s pajama pants. Ho_ly shit.

Lena went as fast as she could over to the stool and placed it by the bed, quickly climbing it to get level with Yulia. She could see Stevo’s body curl up on Yulia’s right thigh. Please don’t wake up. *Please* don’t wake up.

Lena gently lifted the waistband and slowly put her hand down Yulia’s pants. This is awkward.

At that moment, Yulia woke up and opened her eyes. Startled to see Lena and even more startled to feel rather than see where Lena’s hand was, she quickly screamed, “LENA!!! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!”

“Hold still!!!!!! Don’t move!!!!” Lena ordered.

Yulia felt something moving along her leg and assumed it was Lena’s arm. “Lena Katina! Get your hand out of my pants right now! Why I never would’ve guessed! So much for you being shy!” Feeling something scaly on her leg, Yulia spat, “And goodness girl! Ever hear of lotion?!”

“Got him!” Lena exclaimed as she ever so gently grabbed Stevo mid-body, not wanting to startle him for fear of him biting Yulia in fright.

“Him? What are you talk---” Yulia stopped mid-sentence as she saw the top of Stevo’s cage on the ground. It registered in her head exactly what Lena meant when she said “him.”

Seeing the color drain from Yulia’s face, Lena spurt out, “No don’t move!! Don’t move!!!”

Too late.

“OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!” Yulia screamed at the top of her lungs and she shot up off the bed, hitting her head on the ceiling and causing the snake to fly out of her pants, literally, which caused her to scream even more. Not thinking, she leapt towards Lena.

“AHHHH!!!!!!!!!” Both girls screamed as they became airborne.

*THUD*

Lena landed on the mattress first with Yulia right on top of her, causing Rebel to jump sky high. Not knowing what was going on, Rebel did the beagle yodel, thinking an intruder was in the room.

“AHHHH!!! AHHH!!!!! WHERE IS IT?! WHERE IS THAT SLITHERING DEVIL?!” Yulia screeched.

“Stevo!!!” Lena yelled as she saw Stevo slithering away, scared for his life. She practically threw Yulia off her and snatched up Stevo before he went behind her bookcase, returning him safely to his cage. Lena put a dictionary and the two heaviest encyclopedias she could find on the top of the cage.

Suddenly, Lena’s dad came bursting through the door, baseball bat in hand.

“What the hell is going on in here?!” Mr. Katina roared.

“Lena’s snake tried to molest me!” Yulia dramatically shouted.

“What?!” Mr. Katina said, confused. “Lena! Don’t you know when to stop with your tricks?! It’s midnight for heaven’s sake!”

“I didn’t do anything, Dad! Stevo found a way to escape his cage! It’s not my fault she’s so damn prissy and can’t handle a simple snake!” Lena spat.

“She did to! She told me she’d let Stevo out! All because I said her dog smelled! You’ve got serious issues!” Yulia retorted.

“I did not! I wouldn’t let my snake touch you with a ten foot pole! Poor thing probably has pubic lice from you now!” Lena snapped, forgetting her dad was in the room. Oops.

“Girls, enough! Lena, you know better than to talk like that! Now, go back to bed, NOW!” Mr. Katina ordered. “I better not hear one more word from either of you for the rest of the night!”

Lena looked down, admitting defeat. “Yes, sir.”

Once the door was shut, Yulia looked up at Lena. “Pubic lice?”

“Just go to bed.” Lena responded.

“Well in that case, if you’re so worried about your snake getting *pubic* lice from me, you ought to wash your *hand* while you’re sterilizing him.” Yulia remarked, causing Lena to blush.

“Yeah well sorry, but I had to get my snake.” Lena said, not able to look at Yulia since she felt so embarrassed.

“I’m sure you did.” Yulia said, knowing her teasing was making Lena nervous. Even though she was finding this very funny, Yulia decided to let it go and give Lena a break.

“Goodnight Lena.” Yulia said as she got back in her bed.

“Goodnight.” Lena said as she turned off her lamp.

Not able to resist one last bit of teasing, Yulia said, “Oh and next time you want to put your hand down my pants, just let me know first, okay?”

Lena didn’t respond, too flushed and way too embarrassed to say anything. She will never let me live this down.

haku
29-01-2004, 06:54
LOL, that was really funny d2d :D

Well, in the same situation i would have reacted exactly like Yulia LOL. (I'm talking about waking up with a snake on my leg, *not* about finding Lena with her hand down my pants LOL There's no way to tell how i would react to *that* :rolleyes: )
I would jump and scream in horror LOL That's how manly i am. :lalala:

Those girls are starting to have a lot of physical contacts. :lalala:

And wow, Lena's dad seems strict, i don't really like the man. :spy: "Yes sir" What's that? A marines camp?

Veggie Delite
29-01-2004, 14:11
i laughed my ass off reading this chapter... :lol:

but at the end, that 'yes sir' :spy:

*agrees with haku*

parrish122
29-01-2004, 16:02
I could just *see* all the action in this chapter!

There are *soooo* many great lines in here, but I think my favorites are "Lena's snake tried to molest me" and "Ever hear of lotion?" LOL!!!

Poor Yulia...poor Lena...poor Rebel....poor Stevo...hell, poor everybody! But in a funny way. :D

Parrish

angeljas01
29-01-2004, 23:17
That was a really great update...funny as hell! Thanks d2d.

dare2dream28
30-01-2004, 03:14
Originally posted by haku
(I'm talking about waking up with a snake on my leg, *not* about finding Lena with her hand down my pants LOL There's no way to tell how i would react to *that* :rolleyes: )[/I]

That would be *too* funny...too funny! It'd be like "Make a wish foundation for haku" coming true. LMAO

And wow, Lena's dad seems strict, i don't really like the man. :spy: "Yes sir" What's that? A marines camp? [/B]

Funny you should mention that. *whistles and walks away*

$in---Hmmm, another one that doesn't like Lena's dad...maybe you'll change your mind as the fic continues...or maybe not, depending on how you look at things.

Parrish---LOL @ Poor everybody! :D I'm not sure Stevo will ever recover from Yulia's freak reaction. Someone over at tatu.us said he'll have to go to an animal psychologist now...I think maybe him and Yulia will have to have couple's therapy. LOL

angeljas01---I'm glad you liked it!! Thanks for posting! :D

dare2dream28
30-01-2004, 03:21
Chapter 31

The next morning, Yulia woke up before Lena and decided to take advantage of this. She quietly got out of bed and went into the bathroom to get a cup of cold water. Yulia tip-toed over to Lena’s bed and got ready to wake Lena up, Yulia style.

“LENA OH MY GOD WAKE UP!!! REBEL IS ATTACKING STEVO!!” Yulia screamed as she threw the water in Lena’s face.

Lena jolted awake, sitting up so fast that she hit her head on the top of the bunk bed.

“Ouch! Damn it! Where’s Rebel?! Where’s Stevo?” Lena said as she scrambled out of her bed, forgetting about the mattress, causing her to trip and land flat on her face. “Shit!”

“Lena, Lena! It’s okay! I was just joking! I’m sorry, I didn’t know you’d hit your head again. Are you okay?” Yulia said, worried that Lena hit her black eye again.

“Don’t scare me like that! That isn’t funny!! You should know by now how much my animals mean to me!” Lena said, holding her head a little since it started to throb. “Damn, looks like I’m going to have another bump. I’m going to look like a rotten cucumber if I keep this up.”

“Aww Lena I’m sorry! Hold on a second, I’ll go get some ice.” Yulia said, regretting her little prank.

A few minutes later Yulia returned with ice wrapped in a cold, wet cloth.

“Here, let me see.” Yulia said as she tilted Lena’s head back and applied the ice.

“Thanks, but I can do it.” Lena said as she went to grab the ice from Yulia’s hands.

Yulia shoved Lena’s hand away and said, “No no. I’ll do it. I feel bad for doing that. I’m sorry, I was just trying to get you back for yesterday.”

“I really didn’t let Stevo out. I wouldn’t do that knowing you have a slight fear of snakes. It wouldn’t be good of me to make someone even more scared of snakes seeing I’m trying to get people to *like* them.” Lena responded.

“Okay. Truce then?” Yulia asked.

“Truce.” Lena answered. Yeah, like I’m going to let you off the hook that easy.

“Good. So what is there planned for today?” Yulia said as sat down by Lena, still holding the ice on Lena’s head.

“Well after I feed all the animals I figured I’d take you on a tour of the property today. Maybe show you some of my favorite spots.” Lena said.

“More woods? Ehhhhh…” Yulia started, but seeing a hint of disappointment on Lena’s face, changed what she was going to say. “But a little more time in the woods, wouldn’t hurt right? Just no more tricks.”

Lena smiled at what Yulia said. “Okay, I’ll behave. We’ll leave after we eat.”

When they went downstairs for breakfast, Lena was surprised to see her brother Chad at the table.

Chad was a little over 6 feet and had the build of a football player. His hair was the same color as Lena’s, but was styled as a buzz cut, or high and tight as they describe in the military.

“What happened to you nimrod?” Lena asked, looking at his broken arm.

“Bike accident, Red.” Chad said, knowing how much Lena hated to be called Red. His eyes soon traveled to Yulia, who was standing behind Lena. Wouldn’t I like you to nurse me back to health.

Seeing the object of Chad’s affection, Lena stepped in front of Yulia, blocking his view.

“Don’t even think about it.” Lena warned. She was not about to let Yulia become one of Chad’s one night stands.

“Think about what?” Yulia asked. My my isn’t he the looker.

“Nothing. Yulia, this is my brother, Chad. You know, the careless, no good, doesn’t-have-a-future member of the family.” Lena said with a forced smile.

“Don’t listen to her. She’s just jealous because I got the good-looking genes in the family.” Chad said, dissing his sister as he moved closer to Yulia. He went to put his uninjured arm around her when suddenly Lena pulled Yulia out of his reach.

“Let’s go Yulia. We’ll skip breakfast and have an early lunch.” Lena said she dragged Yulia out of the kitchen by her hand.

“Nice meeting you Chad.” Yulia said, smiling back at him.

“Same here.” Chad said with a wink. Hopefully I can give her a ‘proper’ welcome soon.

Once they were outside, Yulia said, “I take it you two don’t get along that well.”

Lena grunted and said, “That’s an understatement. He’s just so..ugh! He’s so selfish and irresponsible at times!”

“Why? What is he like? He looks like a nice enough guy. Cute too.” Yulia said.

“Ha. Looks can be deceiving, Yulia. He’s one of those frogs I talked about that would poison you. Trust me, you don’t want anything to do with him.” Lena stopped and turned around to Yulia, looking her in the eye. “Do me one thing. Promise me you’ll never be alone with him, okay?”

“What’s the huge deal, Lena? I’m a big girl, I can handle myself.” Yulia responded.

“No, trust me. I’ve seen him. He is the master of charm. He can and will say *anything* he knows you want to hear. Just promise me, okay? I…look, I just don’t want you getting hurt. He’s broken many a girl’s heart and there’s no need for you to be on that list.” Lena said with sincerity in her voice. She really didn’t want to lose another friend to her brother’s antics.

“Alright, alright. I’ll keep my guard up around him. But it’s not like he’ll come near me with you around, right? And I don’t exactly plan on being in the house if you’re not there, so no worries.” Yulia said.

“Good. I’m glad to hear that.” Lena said. Perking up a little, she said, “Now, let me take you on a little adventure!”

angeljas01
30-01-2004, 04:54
Poor Lena it's not a good omen when she keeps getting hurt while being around Yulia. hehe
Thanks for the update d2d.

haku
30-01-2004, 04:57
Originally posted by dare2dream28
It'd be like "Make a wish foundation for haku" coming true. LMAO
LOL, well, dreams (http://www.ctc-tv.ru/ent/club/chat/TATU/photo34.htm) are all i have... :lalala:

Awww, poor Lena, what a way to wake up LOL! But she did so many pranks to Yulia in the woods, it's only normal that Yulia gets back to her. They *do* have a thing for getting each other wet LOL! :D

d2d, not only you are a funny writer, but you are bold! LOL Did you just put a hint in there that Yulia may be attracted to... *gasp* men?! *waits for the riot* ;)

dare2dream28
31-01-2004, 04:19
angeljas01---LOL I didn't even think of that way, but that is so true. They keep getting hurt whenever they're together. LOL

Originally posted by haku
LOL, well, dreams (http://www.ctc-tv.ru/ent/club/chat/TATU/photo34.htm) are all i have... :lalala:

And what a fine dream it is. :dead: ;)

They *do* have a thing for getting each other wet LOL! :D

LOL!! I didn't realize that when I wrote that chapter. It's funny now that I look back it. Hmmm...subconscious is taking over. :p


d2d, not only you are a funny writer, but you are bold! LOL Did you just put a hint in there that Yulia may be attracted to... *gasp* men?! *waits for the riot* ;) [/B]

Why thank you for the compliment! Yeah, Parrish told me that once I posted that chapter everyone would want to beat the holy hell out of Chad. LOL The funny thing is he hasn't even done anything yet and people already don't like him! LOL I think I shall give them a *real* reason to not like him. *evil grin*

dare2dream28
31-01-2004, 04:21
Chapter 32

“So where are we off too?” Yulia questioned as they walked around the property.

“Well, for starters I thought I’d take you to the waterfall. I love it there. It’s so nice to just sit and listen.” Lena answered as she turned onto a trail going up the hill behind her cabin.

“Ooo a waterfall? Now that’s one thing in nature I *do* like! How big is it?”

“It’s nothing huge, only about a six foot drop, but there are lots of rocks and a flowing stream so it is a pretty site.” Lena said. “But we do have to go up and over this hill to get to it and it is kinda slippery, so be careful.”

“So what does your brother do? Does he have a job?” Yulia asked as they walked towards the top of the hill.

“Frankly, I don’t know and don’t really care what he’s doing for a job right now. All I know is that he’s home for the summer and then it’s off to college, thank goodness! I can’t wait til that day comes.” Lena answered. “I just hope his arm will be okay.”

“Aww well that’s sweet of you.” Yulia commented.

“Not really. If there’s something wrong with his arm, then he can’t play football. If he can’t play football, then he can’t go to college. And if he doesn’t go to college, then I’ll be forced to take him in the woods, tie him to a tree, spread honey all over him and leave him for the bears and ants.” Lena said.

“Well aren’t you the perfect little sister.” Yulia said sarcastically.

“Yeah well, *you* try putting up with all his antics for seventeen years and then tell me how you feel about it. Anyway, we’re at the top. Do you need to rest a little? I brought some water if you need any.”

“Actually yeah, would you mind? I’m not used to going up hills like this. It’s more like a mini-mountain!” Yulia remarked as she took a sip of water.

Once Yulia was done resting, they headed down the side of the hill towards the waterfall.

“Now remember, it is a little slippery so be sure to hang on to the trees on the side of the trail, okay?” Lena said. “I’ll go down first and you follow me.”

“Alright. Ooo I can hear it already!” Yulia said, a little excited.

As they made their way towards the waterfall, the girls started to gain a little speed. They started to almost jog down the hill, hanging on to trees along the way just to make sure they didn’t go too fast.

When Yulia went to grab a tree beside her to slow down a bit, she didn’t realize that it was a dead, rotting tree. As soon as she put weight on it, it snapped, making her lose her footing, sending her tumbling down the hill.

“LE-ee-ee-nn-aa!” Yulia yelled as she rolled down the hill, hitting a few sticks along the way. “He-elp me-eee!”

Lena, hearing the rustling, turned around just in time to see Yulia roll right into her, knocking her over like a bowling pin.

Hehee! I didn’t know this could be so much fun! Lena thought as they tumbled down the hill, rolling right over the saplings.

“Lee-na-aaaa!!” Yulia yelled again, desperate to stop, but having no idea how since it was like she was the Energizer Bunny. She just kept rolling and rolling and rolling…

Damn. Looks like I gotta get her out of this. Lena quickly reached out, trying to grasp anything that could make her stop. After going upside-down a few times, she was finally able to get her hands around a tree, bringing her to a sudden halt.

As soon as Lena saw Yulia, she grabbed her by the legs, hanging on as tight as she could to stop her.

“WOOO!!!!” Lena exclaimed, clearly excited about their new way of getting down the hill. “Who’s up for round two?!”

“I think I’m going to be sick!” Yulia said as she lurched to the side, the motion sickness kicking in.

“Woah woah. Take it easy there. Just sit back for a little bit to get your bearings again.” Lena said as she sat down next to Yulia.

“My head is spinning so bad! I don’t like homemade rollercoasters.” Yulia complained as she put her head in her hands.

“Do you really feel that bad?” Lena asked, concerned.

“Yeah. I have bad motion sickness. I can’t handle things like that little romp too well.”

“Is there anything I can do to help?”

“Actually, could you just rub my back a little? That seems to calm my body down.”

“Umm, okay.” Lena said as she began to rub circles along Yulia’s back.

“Thanks.” Yulia said as she scooted closer to Lena, laying her head on her shoulder. “Do you mind if we just sit here for a few minutes?”

“No no, we can take as long as you need.” Lena responded, continuing to rub Yulia’s back.

After a few minutes of this, Lena almost thought that Yulia was falling asleep until she heard Yulia whisper her name.

“Lena?” Yulia said softly.

“Yeah?”

“How come in the car ride back from our camping trip you wouldn’t let me lean on you like this?” Yulia asked.

Lena immediately tensed and ceased her rubbing. She hesitated a minute before she responded. “Well, it’s just that in my house, there is no physical contact between anyone. I’ve only seen my mom and dad kiss twice and I don’t even remember the last time I hugged my dad. We’re just not a touchy-feely family. Let’s just say my parents are *very* conservative.”

“You guys don’t even hug? I hugged my parents every day before I went to school.” Yulia said. Then thinking of something, she asked, “Well do I make you uncomfortable…like this?”

“Ummm, it just takes me a little to get used to at first.” Lena laughed bitterly and added, “Ironically, it was Kristin that made me not so uptight about it. I’d never do something like this in front of my parents or friends, but she taught me not to be so…I guess, well, she made me realize that my skin wouldn’t burn if someone wanted to give me a hug or something. But still, that doesn’t mean I go around hugging everyone in sight. Shoot, I’d give my mom a heart attack if I just went up to her one day and gave her a big bear hug.” Lena smiled at her last comment, thinking of how her mom would probably think she was getting attacked from behind if she felt two arms around her.

“How’d” Yulia stopped, censoring herself from calling Kristin a bitch. “…she do that?” Yulia asked.

Lena shifted a little, not really comfortable talking about this topic. “Well, she’d start out with a pat on the shoulder here, a touch of the hand there, you know things normal best-friends do.” Lena sighed. “Although I guess her intentions weren’t exactly that of a best-friend, but oh well. You learn from life’s mistakes I guess.”

Lena dusted her hands, a signal that she was finished with this conversation. “You ready to go?”

Yulia nodded her head so Lena started to help her up. Once Yulia was on her feet, she leaned in and gave Lena a big hug.

Lena quickly leaned back, but Yulia pulled her back in.

“What are you doing?” Lena asked, puzzled at Yulia’s action.

“I’m showing you that hugs *can* be a good thing. And just because someone hugs you, it *doesn’t* mean they have a motive. Sometimes it’s good to give a hug just for the sake of hugging.”

“Okay, Yulia. Whatever you say.” Lena said as she pulled herself out of Yulia’s grasp. “Now let’s go see that waterfall.”

angeljas01
31-01-2004, 05:31
awww lena's gonna be a tough cookie to crack, but already Yulia's made some progress. Thanks for the update d2d.

haku
01-02-2004, 02:22
Wow, that last line from Lena was a bit harsh! :eek:

So once again they end up with bruises and cuts, it's like they're having an S&M thing going on there. :D

That being said, 1 waterfall + 2 girls = dirty thoughts in my mind... :lalala:

Veggie Delite
02-02-2004, 02:34
Originally posted by haku
Wow, that last line from Lena was a bit harsh! :eek:

So once again they end up with bruises and cuts, it's like they're having an S&M thing going on there. :D

That being said, 1 waterfall + 2 girls = dirty thoughts in my mind... :lalala:

maybe fishing? :rolleyes: :lalala:

ok, ok... just keep this going d2d :rose:

dare2dream28
05-02-2004, 03:01
Thank you angeljas01, haku, and $in for replying. :)

Chapter 33

“This is beautiful!” Yulia exclaimed about the waterfall. “It looks like it could be on a postcard!”

“Yeah, that’s why I like it so much. I could just sit here and listen for hours.” Lena commented. “Sometimes I actually like to sit at the top of the hill and watch the animals that come by here and drink from the stream. It’s great.” Lena said with a smile.

“Sounds wonderful.” Yulia said as she took in the beautiful view.

Lena was about to say something, when she heard an odd noise. She immediately turned her head sideways, trying to get a better feel of where the noise came from. There it is again! Lena followed the sound with her ears, trying her best to pinpoint it. Right there!! It’s right he…ohhhhh. Lena thought as she bumped into Yulia’s stomach, causing Yulia to giggle.

“Looks like that monster of yours is trying to come out. We better go feed it before it decides to show itself.” Lena said as she snickered at Yulia’s stomach.

“It has a mind of its own, I tell you. There’s no controlling it. Believe me, I’ve tried.” Yulia said with a little laughter.

“Well let’s go back and get some lunch so you don’t scare the rest of the animals away. I’ll show you the rest of the property another day.” Lena said as she started to head back through the trail.

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As soon as Chad heard the girls come in the cabin, he walked over to talk to Yulia before Lena could protest.

“So, Yulia. How would you like it if I took you out and showed you the town tonight?” Chad said, flashing his toothy white smile.

Before Yulia could respond, Lena butted in.

“Sorry. She can’t. We already have plans.” Lena said, glaring at Chad.

“We do?” Yulia said, surprised.

“Umm….yes. Yes, we do.” Lena responded.

“Ooo what are we going to do?” Yulia inquired, excited about going out.

Think, Katina, think! “Umm…we’re…we’re….I can’t tell you. It’s a surprise.” Lena said a little nervously. Shit. Now I have to think of something to do!

“Yeah right. Some surprise that will be. How much you wanna bet your ‘surprise’ will be a movie and showing her around the town park looking at all the stupid animals.” Chad said sarcastically.

Okay, plan B then. “Mind your own business Chad. Why don’t you go play with your blow-up doll and leave us alone.” Lena angrily responded.

Chad’s face grew red with the blow-up doll comment and he proceeded to get right up in Lena’s face.

“Listen, Red, you can’t make Yulia avoid me the entire year. I *will* get her alone one of these days so why don’t you go out with your damn little animal buddies, go have your little fuck fest, and back the fuck off.” Chad said through clenched teeth.

Yulia didn’t hear what Chad said, but from the look on Lena’s face, it wasn’t exactly good.

Lena’s eyes narrowed and without even really thinking, she punched him hard right in his ribs.

Nope, not good at all. Yulia thought as she saw Lena kick Chad’s legs out from underneath him, causing him to fall on his back.

Lena bent down to whisper in Chad’s ear. “No, *you* back the fuck off, Chad. I swear if I catch you or find out you did *anything* to her, I will personally knock you out, hang you from a tree by your dick, and twirl you around til you scream like a little girl. And don’t think I won’t do it because you damn well know I will. And there *will* be pictures.” Lena warned.

Chad was flat out pissed with Lena right now, but didn’t dare fight back since he didn’t want to look like a jerk in front of Yulia. Bitch. Yulia *will* be mine.

“C’mon Yulia, let’s go upstairs and get cleaned up before we eat.” Lena said.

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Once they were up in Lena’s room, curiosity got the best of Yulia.

“Lena, what did Chad say to make you so mad?”

“Don’t worry about it. I took care of it. So, did you have anything in particular you wanted to do tonight?” Lena said.

“I thought you were going to surprise me.” Yulia said with a smile.

“Right. Just seeing if you were paying attention.” Great. Way to open your mouth Katina.

----

Right after lunch, Lena decided to go ahead and take Yulia on a little tour of one of her favorite places the town had to offer while it was still bright out.

“Yulia, make sure to wear something comfortable. With old shoes. Oh, and wear something that you can get wet…and won’t mind if it gets torn.” Or eaten. Lena said as she put on her boots. As Yulia got ready, Lena snuck the video camera into her bag. This will definitely be something to remember.

When they got in Lena’s jeep, Yulia’s curiosity got the better of her again.

“So where are we going?”

“You’ll see.” Lena said with a twinkle in her eye. This is going to be great!

Why am I not surprised? Yulia thought as they pulled in the parking lot of ‘Reptile Haven.’

“Hey Lena!” the owner said when he saw her walk through the door. “Good to see you again!”

“Hey Ron! Yep, just got back from my camping trip.” Lena said.

Ron noticed Yulia standing behind Lena. “So who’s this pretty little lady?”

“This is my friend, Yulia. She’s visiting from Russia with us for a year. Never seen a real crocodile before. Mind if I show her around. I mean, *really* give her a tour?” Lena said with a wink.

Ron, knowing exactly what Lena meant, didn’t hesitate in answering. “I couldn’t say no to my favorite and most frequent visitor! And while you’re at it, the males in pond two would like to be moved to pond three.” Ron said as he handed Lena the keys.

“No problem. Will do.” Lena said as she began to lead Yulia through the door of the main entrance. “Oh and Ron, there’s something in my bag for you. You’ll know what to do with it.”

Lena led Yulia through the first room where all the snakes were and enthusiastically explained where all of them were from and how wild they were when handled. Yulia tried her best to seem interested, but after Stevo’s little infatuation with her legs, she really was losing her fondness of the snake species.

“Now we get to my favorite part.” Lena said with a huge smile. She took out the keys Ron gave her and went behind the gate to the adolescent crocodile enclosure.

Before she let Yulia in, Lena stopped her and gave her some rules.

“Okay, there are some rules that you need to follow while in here. First, no matter what, listen to me. I mean it this time. Always stay behind me unless I say otherwise. And don’t, whatever you do, don’t fall. If for some reason you do fall, get up as fast as you can or scoot back as fast as possible. Got it?”

“Sure. Listen to you, I got it.” Yulia said, a littler nervous since she had no clue what Lena was intending to do.

“Alright! Well here is my surprise for you. Today we are going to transfer four teenage male crocodiles to a bigger pond!” Lena said excitedly.

For a second Lena thought Yulia was going to faint because all the color drained from her face and she stumbled a bit.

“WHAT?! You’re kidding, right? You mean YOU are going to transfer them, right? You? Just you? You as in not me?” Yulia squeaked.

“Noo, *we* as in me and you! This is going to be *so* much fun! Let’s get to it!” Lena exclaimed as she grabbed Yulia’s hand and led her into the enclosure.

“Okay, you see the four biggest crocs in this pond? Those are the ones we’re going to move. Now this is what we’re going to do. I need you to get that food bucket and slam it on the grass while you dangle that chicken leg. Once they’re up on land, I’ll get a rope around their top jaw, pull them up a little bit, give you the rope to hold *tight* and then jump on him! Then you come in behind me for a little back up once I give the word.”

“You are insane, you know that? You’re going to end up getting me killed.” Yulia said as she gulped. Oh ewww I have to touch a dead chicken!!!

“Alright, get the bucket! WOOOO let’s do this!” Lena said as she got her top jaw rope ready.

Once the crocs saw the food bucket, they immediately started to come towards the shore. Just as Lena expected, the biggest ones made their way to the front, enforcing their dominance.

“Good job, Yulia! Just dangle it a little further!” Lena said as she readied herself.

Easy for you to say! You don’t have a crocodile trying to bite your arm off! Yulia thought as the crocs made their way closer to the chicken.

“Okay back away now!” Lena yelled as she slipped the top jaw rope on one of the crocs with a stick. She pulled the rope taught and pulled the crocodile further up on shore so she could get it away from the other crocodiles plus have better footing.

“Grab the rope!” Lena ordered as she jumped on the back of the croc. The croc thrashed around, feeling the weight of Lena, thinking she was a predator. Since it was only about 4 Ѕ feet long, it was not that difficult for Lena to handle. She was used to handling crocodiles bigger than this.

After Lena clamped the crocodile’s mouth shut with one hand, wrapped the rope around the mouth with her other hand, and got the croc’s tail between her legs, she called Yulia over.

“You grab the tail and lift on three, okay?” Lena said as she tightened her hold on the feisty male.

“Three!” Lena said as she lifted up the adolescent with her forearm acting as a blindfold over his eyes. “You got his tail?”

Yulia, scared out of her mind, sounded like a mouse when she answered. “Yeah!” Oh my God. I’m holding a crocodile. I’m holding a crocodile. I’m going to die. It’s going to turn around because Lena pissed it off and it’s going to eat me. It’s going to bite off my arm as payback and then spit it back out in my face as a punishment. I’m going to die!

The whole time Ron was keeping a watchful eye on the two girls, ready to jump in and help if anything happened to go wrong. In the meanwhile, he was also recording this whole thing, panning in on the hilarious expressions crossing Yulia’s face.

Once they got into the next pond, Lena carefully set the crocodile down and straddled it again. “Okay get off and back away!” Lena ordered. As soon as she cut the jaw ropes, the crocodile practically flew into the water, glad to be out of a human’s grasp.

“WOOO!!” Lena yelled as she grinned ear to ear. She walked over to Yulia and patted her back. “Your first crocodile experience! Not bad, Yulia! Not bad at all! Now let’s go get male number two!”

Yulia smiled at Lena’s compliments, but the smile quickly faded when Lena mentioned going back for another croc. Please God, if I live, I swear I will never say another cuss word in my life. Wellll…I’ll um, I’ll…look, I’ll just try my best and be really good okay? Just do me this one favor. Yulia thought as they went back into the adolescent enclosure.

They did the same procedure, but this time when Yulia went for the croc’s tail, he got the upper hand and gave her a good tail whip right in the leg, causing her to fall. Lena, seeing this, started to shoot out orders, not able to move because then the crocodile would get loose and there’s no way she could let it go back in the water with its mouth tied shut.

“Yulia! Get up now! Get up!! Stand up! Do something now!” Lena shouted.

Stupid fuc…stupid reptile! Yulia thought as she scrambled to get back up on two feet. Once she was in place, they brought the male to the next enclosure.

“Whew! That was a little close, eh? Nothing we can’t handle! Does it sting?” Lena asked, looking at the red mark on Yulia’s leg.

“A little bit. Do you think I’ll bruise?”

“You’ll have a little black-and-blue. Just think of it as a souvenir.” Lena said as she smiled at Yulia. “Let’s go get the other two.”

The third crocodile had gone great, no problems at all. The only one left now was a croc that was a little bigger than the previous three, named Agro. And he was named Agro for a reason. He was aggressive as anything, by crikey!

When Lena put the top jaw rope on, Agro did *not* like it one bit. He did a death roll, tucking his legs in towards his body and spinning round and round so hard that he gave Lena a rope burn. Agro death rolled a couple more times and Lena decided that enough was enough. She jumped on the croc, hard enough to pin him down, but not hard enough to hurt him and just hung on. He was stronger than she thought!

Yulia watched Lena struggle with Agro and really became scared. She didn’t know what the capabilities of this crocodile were so she called out to Lena, worried that she might get hurt. “Lena! Do you need some help?”

“Yeah! Come and jump on the back of him right behind me!” Lena said, attempting to put Agro’s tail between her legs to hold him down.

Lena had better be glad I think of her as a good friend for me to do this sh..stuff! Yulia thought as she fearfully took a breath and approached the odd pair.

Yulia saw Agro’s tail coming towards her and jumped right over it. Ha. I’m not going to get hit again by one of those! Outsmarted the cro…SHIT! Yulia was knocked clear off her feet when Agro swiped his tail right behind Yulia.

Not wasting any time, Yulia quickly stood up and dived onto Agro, grabbing Agro right in front of his back legs, putting his tail in between her legs.

Lena felt Agro tense, a signal that lactic acid was building up in his body from the stress of the situation and knew he would release it soon.

“Yulia!! Put all your strength into holding him down now! He’s building!” Lena yelled as she crouched down as much as possible to steady Agro for his energy release, practically pushing her butt into Yulia’s face during the process.

Hell-loh!! Yulia thought at her view of Lena’s behind. She turned her head to the side, waiting for Lena’s cue to move. Please don’t fart, please don’t fart, please don’t fart.

“Alright Yulia, we’ve got to hurry! Let’s lift this guy up and take him over to his new home!” Lena said as they stood on their feet. The girls practically ran to the next enclosure with Agro in their hands, wanting to let the croc go free as soon as possible so he wouldn’t be under any more stress.

When Lena cut the jaw ropes and let Agro free, he whipped around and took a sudden snap at Lena, causing her to jump back a little, which scared the living daylights out of Yulia since she thought Agro was attacking Lena.

“LENA!!!” Yulia screamed as she sprinted across the grass. Unfortunately, the grass was slick because of the water that came off the crocs while being moved so Yulia slipped and went skidding, stopping only a foot away from Agro.

“AHHH!!!!” Yulia screamed as she saw Agro, up close and personal. Agro, thinking Yulia was a threat to his territory and to him, went on the defense and immediately lunged for Yulia.

Lena didn’t think, she just reacted. As soon as she saw Yulia by Agro she grabbed Agro by the tail and with all her might pulled him back far enough for him to be just out of reach of Yulia. He missed Yulia’s foot only by inches as Lena yanked on his tail. He soon forgot about the scrambling Yulia and swung around at Lena, jaws open wide, ready to defend himself.

“MOVE YULIA! MOVE!” Lena yelled as she dropped Agro’s tail and avoided his strike.

“Woah Agro! I get it, I get it! It’s your territory, not mine. I’m leaving, I’m leaving. Take it easy!” Lena said as she backed away from the croc to join the frightened Yulia at the gate.

Yulia was shaking from all the adrenaline pumping through her body and literally leaped into Lena’s arms once she was in reach.

“OH MY GOD. Don’t you *ever* do that again!!!! NEVER!!! NEVER!! You hear me?! You could’ve gotten killed!!!!!” Yulia rambled, squeezing Lena so tight that Lena could barely breathe.

“Can’t…breathe.” Lena gasped.

Yulia immediately loosened her grip on Lena, but still held on to her. She lightly hit Lena on the arm and said, “You know how worried I was?! I thought you were really hurt!”

Lena smiled, almost laughing at Yulia’s state. “Yulia, he’s only an adolescent. He does not see us a food source. He was just trying to protect his territory and make us leave. He did his job, didn’t he? Yes, he could inflict damage, but he’s not going to kill me. Agro was only doing what comes natural.”

“He almost bit my foot off!!” Yulia exclaimed, wildly pointing at her foot for emphasis.

“Well if you thought that someone was trying to kick you, wouldn’t you defend yourself? He was only trying to protect himself.” Lena explained.

“Yeah, but…” Yulia started to say.

“No butts. All animals defend themselves and that’s okay. Don’t think I’m not appreciative of what you were doing, believe me, I am, but I’m just saying the animal isn’t at fault here.” Lena said gently, not wanting to make Yulia think she was arguing with her.

“Okay, I get it. But still, if he would’ve bitten you I would’ve kicked his ass and turned him into a pair of boots.” Yulia said as they walked out of the enclosure.

Lena laughed a little at Yulia’s feistiness and gave her a one-armed hug. “You were really good Yulia. You done me proud.” Lena said as she chuckled.

When they got back to the main entrance, Ron was waiting there with Lena’s bag on the counter.

“You go ahead and start the car Yulia, I’ll be out in a minute.” Lena said as she handed Yulia the keys.

Once Yulia was out the door, Lena leaned over to Ron. “You get everything on tape?”

“Yep. I cut it off when I saw you back away from Agro. You had me worried for a minute there, Lena. I thought I was going to have to jump in and save you.” Ron said in a slightly serious tone. “But then I saw that look in your eyes and I knew everything was going to be fine. Looks like you wouldn’t let anything hurt that Yulia girl.”

“Yeah, I think I’ll keep her around for a little. She’s cool to hang out with. You know, that and I don’t think her parents would like it if I sent Yulia home in pieces and made her into a real life puzzle.” Lena said jokingly. “Thanks Ron for letting me come here and show Yulia around.”

“No problem Lena. Anything for my favorite and most trusted visitor. You two have a good day and try and stay out of trouble, although I know how hard that is considering it’s you.” Ron said with a smile.

“Bye Ron. I’ll see you later.” Lena said as she walked out the door and got into her jeep.

“So, you hungry?” Lena said as she pulled out of the parking lot.

“You can say that I’ve worked up an appetite.” Yulia answered. “But can we get something to go? I’m a mess!”

“Sure. Anything for my croc hunter in training.” Lena said with a huge smile on her face.

Yulia saw how Lena’s face shined with pride and thought, I guess I did good today. She looked over at Lena’s smiling face again and thought, Yep, I did good.

angeljas01
05-02-2004, 07:21
That was damn exciting:) Thanks for the update d2d!

parrish122
05-02-2004, 17:29
Isn't Dare the *best* at writing action scenes?!

And *Lena* actually gave Yulia a hug. Yeah, it was a one-armed hug, but that's major for this character!

Full of action, with some "awww" moments. Just wonderful!

Parrish

dare2dream28
10-02-2004, 05:03
Thanks angeljas01 and Parrish for the comments! :D Here's an update for you!

Chapter 34

“You have got to taste these curly fries! They are *so* good!” Lena said as they pulled into Arby’s.

When they got out of the jeep, Yulia noticed Lena’s license plate for the first time. “You are a freak, you know that? A real freak.” Yulia said with a laugh.

“What?” Lena said, but when she saw Yulia looking at her SHNIA FN license plate she knew what she was talking about. “Hey, I’m a Shania fan and proud of it!” Lena said with a smile.

Just as Lena was about to walk into the building, she suddenly stopped. Shit!

“Lena, why’d you stop?” Yulia asked.

“Kristin’s in there.” Lena stated flatly.

“She is?! Where’s the bitch?! What one is she? Where is she???” Yulia angrily blurted, her face already turning red.

“See that tall blonde wearing all white? That’s her.” Lena said.

“Oh, you mean the bitch that looks like she’s been hit with the ugly stick one too many times and could pass for a hooker?” Yulia said bitterly.

“That’s the one.” Lena responded.

On their way to the line, Yulia grabbed some ketchup packets and put them behind her back, opening them slightly in the process.

At that moment Kristin turned around and spotted the pair. “Lena! So you are still here for the summer. How come you haven’t returned any of my calls?”

Yulia made a point to stand really close to Lena, giving Kirstin a death glare.

Kristin noticed Yulia and stared her up and down. “Who is this?” she said with a sound of hatred in her voice.

“This is Yulia. She’ll be staying with me this year as a foreign exchange student.” Lena answered.

Yulia put on an evil smile and went over to Kristin. As she put her arms around Kristin to hug her, she squeezed the ketchup packets up and down the back of Kristin’s white shorts. For added affect she slightly squeezed Kristin’s butt, smearing the ketchup around.

“It’s Russian custom to squeeze when saying hello, da Lena?” Yulia said when Kristin shrieked at her grab. Yulia gave Lena a smile and a wink when she turned around so Kristin couldn’t see her.

Lena, not knowing what Yulia was up to but deciding to play along, gave her a suspicious look and said, “Umm, yeah…it’s like our handshake.”

Kristin’s eyes narrowed and she said, “Oh so you’ve squeezed Lena and Chad’s butt then?”

Oh she just set herself up for this comment. “Why yes. Every morning that’s how I say hello. Isn’t that right, Lena?” Yulia said, glaring at Kristin again.

“Is that so?” Kristin said through clenched teeth.

“Yeah well can’t argue with customs. Anyway I’d love to sit and chat, but we gotta get going.” Lena said. Sit and chat my ass. I’d rather get stuck with porcupine needles then have them slowly pulled out than chat with you.

“Lena, don’t you think it’d be nice to catch up a little with Kristin?” Yulia asked.Lena might kill me for this, but it’ll be worth it.

Lena’s eyes about popped out of her head as she gave Yulia a frustrated look. Before she could say anything Kristin began to talk.

“Yes, Lena. Let’s catch up.” Kristin said flatly, not pleased that this Yulia girl was here.

After they placed their order and were on the way to their seats, Yulia walked ahead a little.

“Here Kristin, let me get the chair for you.” Yulia said as she pulled out the chair for Kristin.

“Thank you Mulia.” Kristin said as she went to sit down.

Yulia pulled the chair just out of Kristin’s reach and said, “It’s YULIA!” as Kristin fell flat on her butt, causing her tray of food to smack her right in the face. The food and soda went all over her top and got in her hair, making her look like a walking trash can.

“You BITCH!” Kristin yelled as she tried to get up, but since she was wearing hooker shoes she slipped on the soda and fell on her butt again, further smearing the ketchup around.

Witnessing all of this, Lena was bent over laughing in hysterics. She couldn’t believe what Yulia just did!

“No, *you* are the bitch and don’t even *think* about coming over to *our* house this summer!” Yulia spat out at Kristin.

Just as she said this, a little old lady came over to Kristin and handed her a pad.

“Hear youngin’. I think you might need one of these. It seems that when you fell, a little something of yours leaked through. May I suggest not wearing white at that time of the month darlin’?” the kind lady said.

This caused both Lena and Yulia to laugh to point of tears, never expecting this to happen.

“WHAT?! Can’t you see hag that I’m not on my period?!” Kristin spat out.

“Well you sure as hell are acting like it! Now why don’t you show your elder some respect, pick your trashy ass up and get the hell out of here you little snotty stuck up bitch!” the old lady spat back as she poked Kristin with her cane.

All three girls shut their mouths and were silent, stunned to hear such language come out of such an old, seemingly nice woman.

“That’s right! I’m tired of taking crap from youngins like yourself. Maybe now you’ll have some respect!” the lady said as she stormed out the door as fast as her cane allowed.

“On that note, let’s take our food and leave.” Yulia said as she went and got a take-out bag with Lena quick on her heels.

As soon as they got in the car, Lena busted out laughing again.

“Oh my God I can’t believe you did that!! Did you see the look on her face?!” Lena said in between laughs. “You were awesome Yulia! That was just great!” Lena said as she gave Yulia a pat on her arm. “I’ve waited *so* long for someone to do something to her!”

“There’s plenty more where that came from.” Yulia said with a huge smile. “Kristin will be sorry she met me and more importantly that she ever messed with you.”

“You are one hell of a friend, Yulia. I can already see I’m going to have a lot of laughs with you around.” Lena said with a smile. “I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!”

amikana
10-02-2004, 20:32
and neither can i!! :)

amikana

Veggie Delite
11-02-2004, 00:03
wheee...so much updates :D

*off to read*

angeljas01
12-02-2004, 16:51
ha! that was pretty funny...serves that b*tch right to mess with Lena. thanks for the update.

dare2dream28
16-02-2004, 01:23
Hey guys! Thank you amikana, angeljas01, and $in for your responses! I'm glad you liked that update. :) Here are 3 more chapters for your!

Chapter 35

Later that night the girls were in Lena’s room talking about the exciting events that happened earlier during the day. Lena still couldn’t get over what Yulia did to Kristin.

“Oh my gosh I can *still* see the look on her face when she fell!! That was just priceless!” Lena said as she giggled at the memory.

“That old lady was too good! I couldn’t believe what she said!” Yulia said as she snickered, remembering the little old lady’s outburst.

Getting serious for a minute, Yulia decided to see if Lena was willing to talk about Kristin.

“Lena, can I ask you something?”

“Sure. But that doesn’t mean I’ll answer.” Lena responded.

“Okay fair enough. Umm..now you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to…but I was wondering…how evil is this bitch you call Krisitn?” Yulia asked. She tried her best to phrase her question so that it didn’t directly ask what Kristin did, afraid Lena might automatically go on the defense about that sore subject.

I’ll have to tell her sooner or later. Lena thought as she let out a small sigh. “Let’s just say Kristin is a bitch and a half.”

Rebel, who was lying in his bed, seemed to notice his master’s discomfort so he got up and walked over to Lena, plopping down right in her lap.

You always know when I need you. What would I do without you? Lena happily thought as she hugged Rebel and scratched him behind his ears.

Aww isn’t that cute? Yulia thought as she took in the sight.

Lena began to run her fingers through Rebel’s short fur, a motion she did unconsciously whenever she was nervous or needed to calm down.

Yulia noticed Lena was dazing out so she reached over and touched Lena’s arm, startling her a bit. “Are you okay?” Yulia asked.

“Yeah, I’m fine. Sorry about that. I was just thinking.” Lena answered.

Here goes nothing. Lena thought as she began to explain this big mess to Yulia.

“Well like I told you, Kristin wasn’t happy with me being friends with other people and little did I know how jealous she really was. Once she saw I was becoming good friends with the other girls in the group, she started to tell me things that they would say about me. Like how they talked about me behind my back and how they were behind the rumor that went around school about how I did things with the male teachers to get my good grades.”

“What?! Those bitches!!” Yulia ranted.

“Yeah I know. Kristin would tell me how they said awful things about me when I wasn’t around. After the whole male teacher rumor died down, she told me that they also started the one about how all of the male teachers wanted nothing more to do with me so I resorted to screwing my animals of all things because I was so dirty that no man would ever touch me even if I were the last woman on earth. Of course she being my best friend, I had no reason not to believe her. Naturally I was hurt and angry that people I considered close friends would do this to me. I felt so betrayed that I couldn’t talk to any of them again, which left me with only Krisitn as a friend.”

“What in the hell is wrong with these people?! What is this? The breeding grounds for bitches or something?! The will know for damn sure the wrath of Yulia Volkova!!” Yulia raved, completely angered by what she just heard. Those bitches will pay!

“Wait, wait, wait. Hold on a second before you get completely angry.” Lena said, seeing how worked up Yulia was getting.

“I said that Kristin told me they said all those things, but I didn’t say that all of it was true. It seemed that Kristin’s little plan of having me all to herself was working since after those rumors I didn’t talk to my friends anymore and no one else really wanted to talk to me, you know, because if they did it would ruin their status to talk to such a ‘dirty lowlife.’ Whatever. They can rot in shit and have their eyes poked out by birds for all I care.”

“That’s the spirit!!! What’d you do to get them back?!” Yulia eagerly asked.

“I didn’t do anything. I just stopped talking to them.” Lena stated.

“That’s it?! You didn’t do *anything* to make them pay for treating you like that?!” Yulia said in disbelief.

“I didn’t want to stoop to their level. I’m better than them. Anyway, so yeah…I was devastated so I relied on Kristin a lot to cheer me up. She was my shoulder to cry on. Well, not really. I *never* cry, so she was more like the person I went to when I needed to vent. That’s around the time she told me all that crap that supposedly happened to her so I guess we kinda bonded a little more in a way since we both talked about things that hurt us.” Lena explained.

“Around the time I found out what she told me happened to her was a big lie is also when I found out that *she* was the one who actually started the whole favors for male teachers rumor. Then I found out that she told my friends that I had slept with all of their boyfriends, which was why they actually did start the animal rumor.”

“WHAT?! OH HELL NO!!! I’ll give her another damn black eye the next time I see her! I’ll shove peppers up her nose and make it bleed and then will make it burn by squeezing all the juices in it! Then I’ll shove so many tampons in her nostrils that it will swell up so bad the skin with crack!! Then she’ll have so many freaken plastic surgeries to fix her stupid nose that she’ll look worse than Michael Jackson!!!!!!! And then after that I’ll throw a football at her nose, point at her and laugh my ass off as she goes running back to the hospital!!!!” Yulia shouted as she paced back and forth.

Lena was stunned. “How the hell did you think of something like *that*?! And you say *I* have issues?? What on earth do they teach you in Russia?”

Yulia grinned evilly and said, “Hey, when people mess with my friends, they mess with me and *no one* messes with *me*.”

“Remind me never to get on your bad side.” Lena said jokingly.

Yulia was about to comment when the sound of snoring caught her attention.

Lena heard the snoring too and put her index finger over her mouth.

“Shhh. Rebel’s dreaming. Ain’t he cute?” Lena whispered as she looked down at Rebel in her lap.

Yulia immediately calmed down. “Awww he is too cute!” she whispered as she sat down beside Lena to watch Rebel’s paws flutter in his sleep.

After they watched and listened to Rebel dream for a few minutes, Yulia decided to speak up.

“Lena, I’m really sorry for what they did to you. I know that must’ve hurt really bad to be betrayed by the very people that were closest to you. Just know that I’m not like that, okay? You *can* trust me. I’d kick my own ass if I ever hurt you like that.” Yulia said softly.

“Thank you Yulia, that means a lot.” Lena said as she gave Yulia’s hand a light squeeze.

For some reason I have this feeling that you won’t hurt me. Lena thought. I just hope that I’m right.

dare2dream28
16-02-2004, 01:26
Chapter 36

*crackle crackle* The sound of a candy bar wrapper being moved was the first thing Yulia heard that morning. She didn’t realize what it was, so she forgot about it and went back to sleep.

*tickle, tickle* Yulia felt something twitching on her face near her mouth and it moved down to her chin, but again, she was too tired so she ignored it and again tried to go back to sleep.

*lick, lick* This got Yulia’s attention. She felt what seemed like something licking the corner of her mouth. She slowly opened her eyes. She was greeted by a little white and gray furry creature with long whiskers. Her eyes just about bulged out of her head as she inhaled sharply when she realized what it was.

“MMMMOOOOOUUUUSSSSSSEEEEEE!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!” Yulia screamed at the top of her lungs as she lunged backwards, forgetting she was on the bunk bed.

*BAM* She managed to twist her body in the air and hit the floor butt first, but was too scared to care.

“OH MY GOD!!!!!! MOOUUUSSSEEE!!!!! Yulia shrieked as she ran to the nearest thing, Lena’s dresser, and frantically climbed it.

Both Lena and Rebel were startled awake with Yulia’s screams.

Lena gave Yulia a confused look when she saw her on top of her dresser.

“Yulia, what on earth are you doing?” Lena asked, extremely confused.

“There’s a fucking mouse on my bed!!! A MOUSE!!! IT LICKED ME!!!!! OH MY GOD IT LICKED ME!!! I’m going to get the plague and die!!!!” Yulia shrieked.

“A mouse? Here in the house? That’s impossible!” Lena responded. Just as if a light bulb had gone off in her head, Lena knew what Yulia was talking about.

“Oh my gosh it’s Mr. Squeaks! He’s still alive!! He’s been gone for over a month!” Lena exclaimed, overjoyed to find out her pet mouse was still in her room.

“Mr. Squeaks?! You have a pet *mouse*?! OH MY GOSH YOU’RE INSANE!!” Yulia yelled.

“ARRROOOOO!!! AROOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!” Both girls turned around to see Rebel chasing Mr. Squeaks, who was running for his little life.

“REBEL NOOO!!!!!!” Lena yelled as she dove for Rebel, but missed as he jumped on her bed after Mr. Squeaks.

*crash* “ARRROOOOOO!!!!!!!” There went Lena’s lamp, crashing on the floor as Rebel bumped the nightstand as he jumped off the bed.

“AARRRRROOOOOO!!! ARRROOOOO!!!!” Rebel continued to yodel, excited that he was on the trail of one of his favorite snacks.

“Yulia help me! I don’t want Rebel to eat my mouse!” Lena shot out, desperate to stop Rebel.

“Like hell I will!! That damn thing licked me!! And on my mouth for that much!! I have just been violated by another animal! Rebel can use him as a chew toy for all I care!” Yulia spat out, intent on staying on the dresser until the little monster was caught.

“Look, Prissy! If…” *crash* there went one of Lena’s softball trophies “…you want to live another day…” *tear* there went Rebel ripping through one of Lena’s shirts on the floor to try and get to Mr. Squeaks “…then you’ll get your ass down here and help me. NOW!” Lena shouted as she made one last dive for Rebel.

Lena skidded across her floor as she grabbed Rebel’s harness, finally bringing him to a stop. “AARRRROOOOOOOOO!!!” Rebel protested as he tried unsuccessfully to get Mr. Squeaks, who was now cornered in Lena’s closet.

Yulia grudgingly jumped down off the dresser and walked over to Lena and Rebel. “Fine. Whatever. But I’m not touching that little freakish pet of yours!”

“Here, just hold Rebel while I get Mr. Squeaks.” Lena said as she slowly made her way over to the frightened mouse.

As Lena slowly crawled over to the corner of the closet where Mr. Squeaks was, she could hear Rebel whimpering and whining in the background. He was definitely not going to be happy that she ruined his fun.

“Hey there little guy. Long time no see.” Lena said softly. “C’mere. It’s alright.” Lena whispered as she held out her hand. “There ya go. C’mon now.” She said, coaxing the little mouse into her hand. “That’s a good mouse.” She said as she gently put her hand over Mr. Squeaks, making a cup with her hand as to completely cover his fragile body.

Lena slowly came out of the closet (no pun intended LOL), making sure not to move too suddenly since she didn’t want to scare Mr. Squeaks any more than he already was.

“Alright Yulia. Hang on to Rebel until I can put Mr. Squeaks in his old cage.” Lena said as she looked for his cage.

Shit. Lena found his cage, but realized it had a hole in the top screen. I’ll just put him in his little hamster rolly ball. Lena gently placed Mr. Squeaks in his roll ball that he loved so much until she could find something to put on the cover of his cage.

As Mr. Squeaks rolled around the room in his ball, this was just too much for Rebel to take.

Yulia had loosened her grip on Rebel since she saw Lena put Mr. Squeaks some kind of cage so when Rebel lunged after Mr. Squeaks, he easily slipped right out of her grasp, causing her to fall in the process.

“AAAARRRRROOOOOOO!!!!!” Rebel yodeled as he pushed the roll ball around with his nose, terrifying Mr. Squeaks.

“Damn animals! They’re nothing but trouble!” Yulia complained as she got up off the floor.

“Yulia! I thought I told you to hang onto Rebel!” Lena said as she saw Rebel rolling Mr. Squeaks around. She gasped as she saw Rebel roll him right out the door into the hallway.

“No. The stairs. OH MY GOD NO REBEL NOT THE STAIRS!!!!!!!” Lena yelled as she dashed out of her room after the two animals.

*tap, tap, taptaptaptaptaptaptaptap* “Ahhhh shit!” Lena exclaimed as she watched Mr. Squeaks roll down the stairs, bouncing off every other one with Rebel fast on his trail.

Lena ran down the stairs after the pair. She scooped up the rolly ball as soon as she got to the bottom.

“Awwww I’m *so* sorry Mr. Squeaks! You poor little guy.” Lena said as she looked at the terrified mouse. “Aww look at that. Rebel literally scared the shit out of you.” Lena remarked, seeing the little brown deposits in the ball.

Yulia, who had emerged from Lena’s room just in time to hear Lena’s last comment, burst out laughing. “Good boy Rebel, good boy! You show that rat what happens when he messes with me!”

“He’s not a rat! He’s a mouse! There’s a difference!” Lena spat out at Yulia. She stomped back up the stairs back to her room to safely put Mr. Squeaks out of harms way. This will do for now. Lena thought as she put some duct tape over the whole in the screen.

She turned around to see a still giggling Yulia.

“You know, he could’ve really gotten hurt! It’s not funny!” Lena scolded.

“Forgive me Lena if I laugh at the *mouse* who licked my *face*. And you wonder why I’m not an animal person.” Yulia said as she rolled her eyes.

“Why was he licking your face in the first place?” Lena asked.

“Like I know! I heard a crinkling noise and the next thing I know there’s a little tongue about to invade my mouth!” Yulia said.

“A crinkling noise?” Lena said, confused. She got on her stool to look on Yulia’s bed to see what she was talking about.

“A candy bar wrapper? You had a candy bar in the bed last night? Well gee, I wonder why he was up there then!” Lena said as she lifted up the Butterfinger wrapper.

“Well I was hungry! So sue me!” Yulia said as she crossed her arms. “How was I supposed to know he liked Butterfingers?!”

“Apparently you must’ve still had some on your mouth. Aww he cleaned your face for you. Wasn’t that nice of him?” Lena joked.

“Ugh that is sick. Just sick.” Yulia said as she stuck out her tongue.

Lena let out a little giggle and said, “C’mon. I need to go to the pet store to buy a new top for Mr. Squeak’s cage and then I’m going to take Rebel out on some trails. Wanna come with me?”

Yulia looked at Lena and was debating on whether or not to give her a hard time about it. “Welll……” Yulia hesitated.

“Oh, well if you don’t want to, then…I guess…that’s…okay.” Lena murmured, disappointed that Yulia seemed like she didn’t want to spend the day with her again.

Yulia saw the look on Lena’s face and couldn’t resist. “I didn’t say I didn’t want to go. Do you promise to be nice to me if I go? As in no tricks, no faking you’re dead, no faking you fall and break your leg…no funny stuff? OH! And no throwing animals on me at the pet store?” Yulia said with a playful glint in her eye.

Lena smiled at this. “I promise.”

“Alright then, just tell me when we’re leaving.” Yulia said.

“Great! We’ll leave in a little over an hour.” Lena said happily.

As she watched Lena go downstairs to feed all the animals, Yulia sighed a little and giggled. Why do I have the feeling that *something* will go haywire today? But then again, when does something *not* go haywire when Lena’s around?

dare2dream28
16-02-2004, 01:27
Chapter 37

“Rebel, you wanna go bye-bye?” Lena asked her dog, knowing what his reaction would be.

Rebel’s ears went up, his head cocked to the side, and his tail began to wag so energetically that his whole backside shook. His reaction put a smile on her face every time.

“Let’s go boy! C’mon Yulia, I’ll grab the stick if you could please grab his treats.” Lena said as she hooked the leash onto Rebel’s harness.

“The stick? Why is there a stick attached to the leash?” Yulia asked, eyeing the five foot oak stick that the leash was connected to.

“My dad and I made this after the first time Rebel got attacked while I was on a walk. I was only nine when it happened and I didn’t have any way of protecting me or Rebel so ever since I’ve always walked with this stick. I’ve used it several times to scare off would-be attackers of both myself and Rebel. Thankfully I’ve never had to hit anything with it before, they just usually see I have a big stick and leave.” Lena said.

“Aww he’s been attacked? That’s so sad! Those bastard dogs! The next one who messes with Rebel will know what it’s like to mess with animals I actually like!” Yulia ranted. She did *not* like people messing with people, or animals, that she cared about.

“Well that’s sweet to know you’re protective of Rebel. The more people looking out for him, the better I feel.” Lena said, smiling. “Can’t have anything happen to my little guy.” She said as she affectionately pet Rebel on the head.

When they got to the jeep, Yulia sat in the front passenger seat.

“Uh oh.” Lena said as she saw Rebel look at Yulia then back at her.

“What?” Yulia asked.

“Rebel *always* sits there. That’s his seat.” Lena said.

“Well too bad. I’m the human, I sit here. He can sit in the back.” Yulia said as she snapped her seatbelt in place.

“Alright, I’ll put him back there, but don’t be surprised if he climbs over and sits on your lap.” Lena said as she picked Rebel up and put him in the back seat.

“So where are we going?” Yulia asked.

“Well I figured we’d take Rebel on a walk first on his favorite trial at the national park and then go to the pet store after that.” Lena said as she popped in Shania Twain’s “UP!” CD. “Oh yeah, by the way, when we’re in here, we listen to a Shania CD so I’m sure you’ll learn her songs real fast.” Lena said with a smile.

“Goodie.” Yulia said sarcastically.

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“Awwww man. Someone else is here, too.” Lena said as she pulled up behind the black SUV beside the entrance to the trail. “Hopefully they’re far enough ahead so we won’t see them.”

“Why? What’s the big deal?” Yulia asked as she got out of the jeep and got Rebel’s snacks.

“Well for one they will have scared away all the animals and secondly, if they have a dog we’ll have to turn back since I don’t want to be trailing someone that closely on a walk.” Lena said as she picked Rebel up and put him down on the ground.

Yulia watched Lena as she picked Rebel up and said, “Don’t you ever let that dog jump?”

Lena gasped and said, “And take the chance of him landing wrong and hurting his leg? No way! Can’t take any chances with this little guy.”

“And I thought I was spoiled.” Yulia mumbled.

“I heard that. He’s not spoiled, he’s just loved.” Lena said with a cheeky grin. “Anyway, let’s get a move on.”
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“Goodness I’ve never seen so much pee come out of an animal in my life!” Yulia said as Rebel stopped to pee for the tenth time. “It’s like every tree has ‘bathroom’ written on it!”

Lena giggled and said, “He’s just marking his territory. He’s telling the other males in the area that this is his turf and all the girls that pass through this area are his.”

“I thought he was neutered.” Yulia said, confused at why Rebel would still want females.

“Yulia, men get vasectomies all the time and that doesn’t stop then from wanting to still get it on, now does it?” Lena said as she suppressed a smile.

“I guess not.” Yulia responded. She was about to say something else when she was abruptly stopped by Lena’s arm across her chest.

“Shhhh.” Lena whispered.

“What is it?” Yulia whispered back.

“I think I hear…” Lena said softly. “Shit I knew I heard other dogs!” Lena said as she spotted two loose German shepherds approaching them. Lena quickly moved them off the trail a few feet into the woods. She spotted the owner of the dogs and called out to her.

“Hey! You need to get your dogs! I have a dog up here and there is a leash law!” Lena yelled at the owner. Lena raised the stick above her head with one hand and crouched down slightly with Rebel standing in between her legs, Rebel’s harness held firmly by her other hand. When a dog is loose and is in the position where it could attack Rebel, that was the one and only time she was ever scared of a dog.

“Oh sorry! Hold on a second and I’ll get my dogs so you can pass!” The owner, a middle-aged woman, said. She put both her dogs in a headlock since she didn’t have a collar or leash for them. “Okay you can pass me now!”

“Alright. Yulia, you stay on the other side of Rebel closest to the woods. I don’t want you near those dogs, okay?” Lena said as she put herself between Rebel and the German shepherds.

They had walked about twenty feet from the woman and her dogs when she heard someone shout.

“MAX, GET BACK HERE!!!” The owner yelled.

Lena turned around just in time to see the German shepherd sprint just past her and the next thing she heard was a yelp from Rebel.

“NOOOOO!!!!!!” Lena screamed as she saw Rebel’s head in the German shepherd’s mouth.

*flashback*

Little nine-year old Lena was walking an almost two-year old Rebel down one of their favorite trails in the woods when a chow-chow mix that was roaming loose charged over to Rebel, savagely attacking him on his neck. From the sounds of Lena’s screams, if someone didn’t know better, they would’ve thought someone would be getting murdered. It was hard to distinguish Rebel’s yelps from Lena’s cries for help since they were both so high-pitched. Lena stood there screaming, helpless. She could barely see through her teary eyes and went to grab the nearest stick she could find and did her best to hit the mutt, but she was no match for the much bigger dog. Little Lena continued to scream and have tears stain her face as she watched her small dog get viciously ripped by the mutt.

Finally a jogger who had heard Lena’s screams came flying back, a huge stick in his hand ready to defend anything or anyone who dared hurt this little girl. As soon as he saw what was happening, he forcefully raised the stick over his head and pounded the chow-chow mix on the back, trying to get the dog to loosen his grip on Rebel. After the third hit the dog finally released his jaws from Rebel’s neck, causing Rebel to fall limp on the ground.

*end flashback*

“NOOOOO!!!! NOT AGAIN!!!!” Lena screeched as her mind flashbacked to the horrible first attack. Without a second thought she brought up the stick above her head and bashed the German shepherd’s head with all her might. “GET OFF MY DOG!!!! STOP IT!!!” Lena yelled as she bashed the dog over and over, determined to protect Rebel this time.

Yulia was stunned, too shocked to move. In all the animal encounters she’s had with Lena, she never once saw her inflict any pain what-so-ever on any animal. She quickly snapped out of her senses when she saw Lena beating the German shepherd with the stick repeatedly even though it had already let go of Rebel.

“LENA STOP!!” Yulia yelled as she ran over to Lena and threw her arms around Lena, engulfing her in a bear hug from behind trying to pin Lena’s arms to her side. “Lena stop!! He’s down!! He’s not attacking Rebel anymore!! You stopped him!” Yulia said to Lena, desperately trying to hold on as Lena was attempting to break free form Yulia’s grasp.

As Yulia turned them both around, Lena looked up to see the other German shepherd just a foot or two in front of them, obviously having broke free from its owner’s grasp. Lena quickly shoved Yulia hard out of the way, not wanting her to get attacked and readied herself for what she knew was coming.

In a split second the German shepherd jumped up and latched onto Lena’s arm. Lena didn’t care though, as long as she knew Yulia and Rebel were safe, she’d deal with anything at this point. Lena did what she had always prepared for in a situation like this, she moved with the dog and did not pull back, knowing if she did she would cause severe damage to her arm.

“LEEEEEENNAAAAA!!!!!” Yulia screamed at the top of her lungs.

“DON’T HURT MY DOG!” the owner yelled when she saw Yulia charging her German shepherd with a huge stick in hand.

“FUCK YOUR DOG!” Yulia bellowed as she swung the stick like a softball bat right at the dog’s side, hitting it hard in the ribs. “LET GO OF HER!!” Yulia screamed as she hit the dog again. This time the dog yelped out in pain and immediately let go of Lena’s arm, falling to the ground.

As soon as Lena was free, she ran over to Rebel, who was lying very still on the ground.

“NOO!! REBEL!!” Lena shrieked as tears streamed down her face like a waterfall. She didn’t give a damn about her arm as she gently picked Rebel up and cradled him in her arms, holding him close to her chest.

“Are your dogs fucking attack dogs or something?! What the hell is wrong with you?!” Yulia fired at the lady, who was now gaping at her two injured German shepherds.

“Yulia we need to go to the vet NOW!!! LET’S GO!” Lena said as she walked as fast as she could without moving Rebel too much.

“But we need to get her information so you can sue her ass!” Yulia said.

“We’ll get her license plate! C’mon I don’t give a fuck right now let’s just go!” Lena shot back, not giving a damn about anything right now except getting Rebel to a veterinarian’s office and fast.

Yulia gave the lady a death glare and said sternly, “You give me your information now and we will deal with this later.”

The lady complied, knowing she was completely at fault and didn’t want any more charges than necessary. As soon as Yulia had it all down in her memory she ran to catch up with Lena.

“Okay Lena what do you want me to do? And my god are you okay?! Look at your arm! Is it broken?” Yulia said, extremely worried at all the blood dripping from Lena’s torn arm.

“I don’t give a shit about my arm right now.” Lena said while sniffling. She was struggling to see the path back to the car since her eyes were clouded with tears. “I just need you to open the door for me and hold Rebel on your lap. I need to drive to the vet.”

“Are you sure you should be driving right now?” Yulia asked, concerned about the state of her friend. She had never seen Lena cry over anything, not even when she was telling her about all the crap the bitches did to her.

“You don’t know where the vet is and I need to get there like yesterday.” Lena said as she cuddled Rebel closer to her chest. Please be okay, *please.* Lena pleaded silently.

Yulia got Lena’s car keys out of Lena’s pants pocket and opened the door as fast as her shaking hands allowed. She sat down and buckled up before Lena very carefully placed Rebel on Yulia’s lap, treating him as if he was a fragile and could break any second.

Lena hopped in the driver’s seat, shaking almost uncontrollably, completely running on adrenaline. The screeching of tires could be heard as Lena sped off out of the park. Yulia kept her head down the entire time, looking at a blood-covered Rebel as she was too scared to look at the street since Lena was weaving in and out of the traffic like a mad woman, honking her horn like crazy. When they finally pulled into the vet’s parking lot, Lena came to an immediate halt and threw the jeep into parking gear.

Lena thrashed her door open so hard that Yulia thought the door would fly off the hinges. Lena rushed over to Yulia’s door and pulled it open with so much force that it came back and slammed into her back. Lena didn’t even notice though, all she was focused on was Rebel as this point.

Lena gently picked up Rebel, cradling him again to her chest and made her way up the stairs to the door as fast as possible, with Yulia right on her heels. Yulia opened the door to the vet office as Lena barged in.

“I NEED HELP, NOW!!!” Lena shouted.

“Lena! Oh my god what happened?!” Tracy, the vet tech said when she saw a bloody Lena holding a badly injured Rebel. Lena had been taking Rebel to Dr. Brown’s office for his whole life so they were both very well known and liked here.

“WHERE’S DR. BROWN?!” Lena shouted again.

“C’mon let’s go to the back now! She’ll take care of this!” Tracy said as she ran to the emergency room with Lena and Yulia trailing her.

Lena carefully laid Rebel down on the operating table as Dr. Brown rushed out of one of the patient rooms and into the emergency room.

“Lena, what happened?” Dr. Brown asked, needing to know exactly what happened before she could assess Rebel’s injuries.

Yulia stepped up beside Lena and decided to tell Dr. Brown what happened, knowing somehow that Lena could not tell that story and relive what just happened again.

“Okay, I’ll handle this from here. But Lena, I need you to go out to the waiting room and have someone look at that arm of yours.” Dr. Brown said.

Yulia put her arm around Lena’s shoulder and guided her out to the waiting room. As soon as they sat down, Lena couldn’t take it anymore. She broke down and sobbed in the middle of the waiting room, putting her head in her hands, not able to deal with this. This was just too much for her to handle.

Yulia’s heart broke at the sight of Lena. She carefully took Lena’s hand and guided her to the floor where Yulia held Lena in her lap, gently rocking back and forth as she ran her fingers though Lena’s hair, not caring that Lena was getting blood all over her.

Lena grasped on to Yulia with her good arm and held on like her life depended on it. “I can’t do this.” Lena whispered through her sobs. “I can’t. He has to be okay, Yulia. I can’t lose him.” Lena said as she struggled to catch her breath. “I can’t lose him. He’s my best friend. I…can’t.” Lena managed to say as she continued to sob uncontrollably.

Yulia just sat there as tears of her own began to trickle down her face. “It’ll be okay, Lena.” She said as she rubbed Lena’s back. “Everything will be okay.” I hope.

angeljas01
16-02-2004, 05:37
Oh my god! d2d you've brought me to tears...that was an excellent update, thank you.

haku
16-02-2004, 06:22
Thanks for the updates d2d :rose:

There is way too many animals in this story for me to be comfortable lol, it's creeping me out. And Lena is just insane.

Yulia being licked by a mouse was just totally gross, like yewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. :hmmm:

men get vasectomies all the time
That line made me laugh! Yeah, we get that all the time, it's like a haircut really, i'm planning to get one this week actually. :laugh:

It's better that i don't say anything about the rest of the chapter, maybe later. I don't like dogs that can hurt people though, they should all be forbidden. :bebebe:

dare2dream28
18-02-2004, 06:41
angeljas01---If those are good tears, yay! If they are tears of sadness, still yay b/c that means you're concerned with Rebel. :D

haku---LOL yeah I did make it sound like men get vasectomies just like they would a haircut, eh? LOL Lena? Insane? Now wherever could you get that idea? :p


Just letting you guys know that I should have an update ready tomorrow night! If I don't get a chance to post it tomorrow since I'll be studying for 2 tests, I'll definitely post it Thursday night! Thanks for reading & responding guys. I always love to read your comments. :)

Veggie Delite
18-02-2004, 12:46
good luck on u'r tests :rose:

dare2dream28
20-02-2004, 02:37
$in---Thank you for the well wishes. :)

Chapter 38

Yulia was holding Lena in her lap still, just letting her cry, doing her best to comfort her. Once Lena was down to sniffling and had stopped sobbing, Yulia bent down to whisper in Lena’s ear. “Lena, I think we should really get your arm looked at. You look like you might need some stitches.”

Lena just shook her head. “I’m not leaving until I know Rebel is okay.”

“Well can you at least let one of the vet techs look at it? You know, clean it up a little? Please?” Yulia said softly. She didn’t want to do anything to further upset Lena right now, but she knew her arm needed to be tended to.

“Okay. Can you call my dad and tell him what’s going on?” Lena said as she slowly got up. Really no one but Lena knew how much her dad cared about Rebel. Mr. Katina thought of Rebel more as like a son than just a dog so she knew he would be worried sick about him, even if he wouldn’t show it.

“Sure, sure. I’ll call your parents and tell them what’s going on. Just as long as you get cleaned up.” Yulia said as she went to use the phone at the receptionist desk.

Robin, another vet tech, took Lena in the back to clean up her arm and check to see if she would need stitches while Yulia called the Katina residence.

“Katina residence. Who’s speaking?” Mr. Katina answered.

“Ummm, Mr. Katina? Hi, this is Yulia. I’m down at the vet’s off--”

“You’re at the vet’s office? I’ll be there in five minutes.” Mr. Katina said in a rush. He knew that Rebel didn’t have an appointment today so something had to be wrong.

“But I didn’t even tell you what’s wrong!” Yulia said into the phone. She heard the beeping on the other line that signals when the other person has hung up and knew Mr. Katina was really on his way. Talk about fast reactions.

Yulia decided to go into the back to check on Lena. When she walked into the back room, she saw Robin putting a few stitches in Lena’s arm.

Yulia walked up beside Lena, but was careful not to touch her since she didn’t want to bump her while she was getting stitched up.

“I don’t know how you did it Lena, but you managed not to rip anything major in your arm. It looks like you actually moved with the dog instead of fighting him.” Robin said as she put the last of Lena’s six stitches in.

“I did move with him.” Lena said flatly. “When will I be able to see Rebel?”

Yulia put her arm around Lena’s back, giving her a comfort squeeze, knowing how worried Lena was feeling and how it was affecting her.

Just then, Mr. Katina burst through the doors, making Yulia just about jump to the other side of the room.

“What happened?!” Mr. Katina demanded. “Lena, what happened to your arm? And where is Rebel?”

At the mention of Rebel, Lena started to tear up again, thinking about the attack.

Yulia immediately took Mr. Katina aside and very quietly told him what happened.

“Is he going to make it?” Mr. Katina asked, sounding very worried.

“Dr. Brown is working on him right now. We’ll know soon.” Robin answered. “Why don’t you three go into the waiting room? There’s nothing we can do now but wait.”

When they got back into the waiting room, Lena didn’t care that her dad was in the room or who saw, she needed comfort right now. She sat by Yulia and laid her head on her shoulder while Yulia put an arm around her back and soothingly rubbed circles on it.

No one said a word while they waited for the news. Even though Mr. Katina didn’t say anything, Yulia could tell he was worried. The usually calm, emotionless man had a face of worry and was extremely fidgety, either pacing back and forth or tapping his foot nervously.

About an hour later Dr. Brown entered the room still wearing her scrubs. Lena, Mr. Katina, and Yulia all stood up, hanging on Dr. Brown’s every word.

“Well, you’ll be happy to know that Rebel will be just fine.” Dr. Brown said with a smile.

Lena and Mr. Katina let out a huge sigh of relief. Lena even started to tear a little because she was so relieved and even Mr. Katina had a glossy look to his eyes. Yulia gave Lena a slight squeeze of the hand, which Lena gladly returned. She was so happy that her little guy made it!

“But…” Dr. Brown started to say.

Oh no. There is a but. Yulia thought. Please don’t let this be too bad. For Lena’s sake.

“Because of his age he will take longer to recover so he needs some extra care. He has a few stitches, but they can come out in about a week, so that’s nothing to worry about. He is to have no walks for a week, no intensive exercise, and no chasing after rabbits or other little furry creatures.”

“Mr. Squeaks will be happy to hear that!” Yulia said, evoking a little laugh out of Lena.

“Can I take him home now?” Lena asked eagerly.

“I’m afraid not. I want to monitor him overnight just to make sure the anesthetic doesn’t have any negative affects on him. You can go see him if you want, but just be gentle with him.” Dr. Brown said.

Lena just about ran to the room where Rebel was being held with Mr. Katina and Yulia fast on her heels.

Lena had tears streaming down her face when she saw Rebel. The poor beagle had patches of fur shaved where he had stitches and was just lying motionless in his cage. As soon as Rebel saw Lena though, you could just barely see his tail move up and down. The sight of Rebel’s little tail wagging made Lena’s heart melt.

“Awww Rebel! What’d that mean German shepherd do to you?” Lena said as she gently pet Rebel on his back, away from all the stitches. She lowered her head and gave Rebel a kiss on the tip of his nose. “That’s my boy. I knew you’d make it little guy.”

At that time Mr. Katina walked up to Lena and Rebel, taking in the sight of the 12 year-old injured beagle.

“Who’s a good boy?” Mr. Katina said softly as he pet Rebel. He hesitantly put his arm around Lena’s shoulder, squeezing it a little, the closest he got to a giving hug. Lena looked up at her dad and then back at Rebel, smiling.

Now that is a Kodak moment. Yulia thought as she took in the sight of the trio. She quietly left, leaving them to spend time with the one animal that created such a special bond between them that only they could understand.

angeljas01
21-02-2004, 08:11
woohoo! he's okay now...thanks for the great chapter d2d.

haku
22-02-2004, 12:37
Thanks for the new chapter d2d :rose:

I'm not going to say that i understand Lena's reaction because, well, i don't... :spy:

...and i would have preferred if she had seen a doctor instead of a *vet* but it's her arm. :hmmm:

dare2dream28
23-02-2004, 02:46
angeljas01---Yep, Rebel's okay. I'd never let *that* bad happen to him. :)

haku---Think of it this way...Imagine you've grown up with someone throughout your childhood for 12 years...been your best friend, the only one you could ever continuely rely on, the only one that's never betrayed you and has *always* been there when you needed someone most...then to have them savagely attacked in front of your eyes and almost die. *That* is why Lena was so emotional. Rebel is her best-friend and has been since she was just 8 years old...she would be absolutely devestated if something happened to him.

And for Lena seeing a vet instead of a doctor...LOL I *know* it's weird, but Lena wasn't about to leave so she had to get her arm looked at by someone. I would've done the same thing (I know, I know, that sounds weird, but hey, if my dog is in trouble, I'm not about to leave him for anything either).

Hope you can understand Lena a little better now. :D

dare2dream28
23-02-2004, 02:50
Chapter 39

Dr. Brown finally made Lena go home after about spending an hour with Rebel, saying that he needed his rest.

Mr. Katina didn’t think Lena should drive so he drove them home, leaving Lena’s jeep at the vet’s office to be picked up later.

When they got home, Mrs. Katina rushed over to Lena, checking her over and taking a close look at her arm.

“Lena, you’ll need to put some ointment on that and you be sure to keep your stitches covered if you’re going to handle Stevo, Mr. Squeaks, or any other animal you get a hold of.” Mrs. Katina said.

“Don’t worry Mom, I’ll keep it covered.” Lena said.

As the girls walked up to Lena’s room, Yulia leaned over and whispered playfully, “Damn right you’ll take care of that arm. If you don’t, then you’ll have to answer to the almighty Volkster.”

Normally Lena would’ve made a sarcastic remark, but she just wasn’t feeling like it.

When they got in Lena’s room, Yulia quietly shut the door and took a seat next to Lena on her bed.

“Rebel’s going to be okay, you know that don’t you?” Yulia said as she put a comforting arm around Lena’s shoulder.

Lena sighed. “I just won’t be able to stop worrying about him until I have him here at home and see him sleeping peacefully in his little bed.”

Both girls were silent for a few minutes, lost in their own thoughts until Lena decided to speak.

“Yulia?” Lena said questionably.

“Yeah? What is it?” Yulia asked.

“Ummm…thank…you…for today. Thanks for…being there…and everything.” Lena said in a soft whisper. She kept her head down the whole time, too nervous and uncomfortable to look Yulia in the eyes. She was not used to sharing her emotions with people and when she did, she always felt very uneasy.

Yulia smiled and gave Lena a hug, making sure not to touch her injured arm. “You’re welcome. I’m just glad I could be there. I definitely wouldn’t want you to go through something like that by yourself.”

Yulia looked at Lena and saw she had the saddest look on her face, completely worried about Rebel. It’s time to put a smile on that pretty face.

“Is Chad scared of anything?” Yulia asked, the wheels in her heard turning.

“What?” Lena said, caught off guard in the sudden change of topic.

“Is he scared of anything? Like is there anything he screams like a little girl over or really freaks out over?” Yulia asked again.

Lena raised her eyebrows, giving Yulia a strange look. “Why?”

“Just because. Well is he?” Yulia continued to push for an answer.

Lena thought for a second and then snapped her fingers. “Worms! Worms freak him out. See when we were little my dad would joke with us that spaghetti was really dead worms. Well one day I got really mad at him because he was teasing me so I put worms in his spaghetti. He put a big fork full in his mouth without looking at his food first, felt them crawling around on his tongue and completely freaked! He thought the worms came back to life and started attacking him from the inside out so he cried because he thought the spaghetti in his stomach would start to somehow eat him.” Lena said, laughing at the memory. “Ever since he’s been so squirmy around worms. He’ll do anything possible to stay away from them.”

“Worms?! *I’m* not even afraid of worms!” Yulia said with a smile, giggling at the image of little Chad crying like a baby over a few worms. “Is there a way we could get a hold of some worms right now?”

“Sure. There’s plenty out in the back yard. Why? What are you up to?” Lena said, a grin forming.

“You’ll see. Let’s go get a couple first.” Yulia said with an evil glint in her eye. Lena is going to love this!

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About a half hour later they returned from outside with a bucket full of worms.

“Where’s Chad?” Yulia asked, eager to try out her plan.

“Knowing him he’s probably watching TV.” Lena said.

They walked to the family room and sure enough Chad was sitting on the couch staring at the TV.

“Alright, you stay here and just watch. I’ll take a couple of these.” Yulia said as she reached in the bucket and hid a few worms in her hand.

Yulia silently approached Chad, keeping her hand behind her back the entire time. She startled Chad a little when she sat down next to him on the couch and put her arm on the couch behind his back.

“What brings you here beautiful?” Chad said, leaning back into Yulia’s arm.

“Well I was thinking. Maybe Lena was wrong about you and you really are a nice guy. You know, maybe we could have some fun.” Yulia said seductively.

What is she doing?! Lena thought, hearing every word Yulia was saying.

“That’s what I’m talking about. See? She doesn’t know anything. We could have *lots* of fun while you’re here.” Chad said. I knew it. No one can resist me.

Yulia repressed a laugh as she put a worm on Chad’s head. He was so caught up in staring at Yulia that he didn’t notice.

“Yeah, I could see us having plenty of fun in plenty of places this year.” Yulia continued.

Did I just hear right?! Lena thought. What in the hell is she planning to do??

Chad was now completely engulfed in Yulia, thinking that he was going to score with her. Yulia saw the look on Chad’s face and smiled evilly to herself. She carefully placed another worm on Chad’s ear.

Chad thought he felt something funny moving, but didn’t want to spoil the moment with Yulia so tried to ignore it.

“Kiss me.” Yulia whispered to Chad.

What the hell?! Kiss her?!? No! Has she lost her mind??? Lena thought, wondering what the hell Yulia was doing and definitely not liking whatever she had in mind if it involved kissing her brother.

Chad leaned it, but was stopped by Yulia.

“But first, close your eyes.” Yulia said. When she saw that Chad’s eyes were closed, she let the remaining worms in her hand dangle. “Alright, now, kiss me.”

Chad willingly obliged, and leaned it. He was taken aback by all the squirming and how moist the object he was kissing felt.

“So you’re into tongue? I like that.” He said, still keeping his eyes closed as he continued to smooch. He stuck out his tongue to meet what he thought was Yulia’s. When he wrapped his tongue around what he thought was Yulia’s tongue, something triggered his childhood memory of eating worms. Chad’s eyes shot open, surprised to see that Yulia’s face was nowhere near his. He looked down and saw that she was holding three worms in her hand.

Chad turned as white as a ghost when the realization of what he kissed hit him.

“AHHHHHH!!!!!!” Chad screamed as she frantically began to back away from Yulia as far as he could to the other end of the couch. “AHHHH!!!! YOU BITCH!!!!” Chad yelled. He stopped for a second when he felt something move around on his ear. He reached up with his hand to feel what it was when he felt that familiar moist, smooth creature.

“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!” Chad shrieked so high it sounded like he had inhaled helium. He jumped backwards, falling off the couch, vigorously clawing at his ear to get the worm off. “GET IT OFF!! GET IT OFF!!!” Chad screamed like a little girl as he crawled backwards on the floor, shaking his head as he continued to claw at his ear and head, feeling more squirming in his hair.

Yulia ran to Lena, grabbing the bucket of worms she had and ran back over to Chad.

“Hey Chad! Sorry, but I just don’t think you’ll do. I prefer if I’m the only thing that can make my partners squirm!” Yulia said as she threw the dirt and the rest of the worms on Chad.

“OH MY GOD!! AHHHH!!! AHHHHH!!!!” Chad screeched in a high-pitched voice that made him sound like he was going through puberty again. He scrambled to his feet and frantically tried to brush all the worms and dirt off of him, promptly falling on his ass, squishing a worm in the process.

“Ahhh!! Worm guts!!! I have worm guts on me!!! MMMOOOMMMYYYY!!!” Chad proceeded to scream like a little school girl as he all but ran out of the room.

Yulia had a triumphant smile on her face as she looked over at Lena, who was doubled over in laughter.

“Oh my gawd!!! I can’t believe you did that!!! That was too funny!!!” Lena said in between her laughter. “If only I got that on tape!”

“He said Mommy!” Yulia said as she laughed.

Lena now had tears running down her face because she was laughing so hard. “Oh my gawd I have to sit down! He screamed like a little girl, a little girl on helium!!! And he said Mommy! Oh my gawd he’s never going to live this down!”

Yulia sat down by Lena on the floor as she continued to giggle. “Boy he really does have a phobia of worms, doesn’t he?”

“Apparently!” Lena said with a snicker.

Once Lena got control of her breathing again after laughing so hard, she looked at Yulia and gave her a big smile.

“Thanks Yulia. I really needed a good laugh.” Lena said sincerely.

“You’re welcome.” Yulia said with a huge grin. Anything to make you smile.

parrish122
23-02-2004, 02:57
He said Mommy. *snickers*

Yulia sure knew how to cheer Lena up. :D

And awwwwww when Lena thanked Yulia for being there for her. You are quite good at coming up with those "aww" moments. :)

Parrish

dare2dream28
24-02-2004, 04:07
Parrish---Thanks for the reply. :) Gee, wonder why I learned how to do "awwww" moments? ;) :p

Chapter 40

Note: I'd like to say thanks to Parrish, Barb, and Xena the Warrior Poodle for the inspiration for the breaking of the milkbones. LOL :D

Chapter 40

Even though Yulia had managed to cheer Lena up, Lena still had a hard time falling asleep that night.

Oh the heck with it. I’m not going to get any sleep tonight. Lena thought as she tossed and turned for the umpteenth time that night. She looked over at her clock and saw that it read 2:45 a.m. Ooo I bet Steven, Steve Jr., and little Shania are outside right now!

Lena quietly got out of bed and pulled the stool over to the bunk bed, climbing it to get level with Yulia.

“Yuuuuuulliaaaaa. Wake up. Yuuullliiaaaa.” Lena whispered as she poked Yulia in the side.

When the only response Lena got was Yulia mumbling and turning over, she decided to try a different tactic.

Lena lifted the covers at the end of the bed and began to tickle Yulia’s feet with her fingers. Yulia grunted in her sleep, slightly elevated her foot, then kicked Lena in the arm, right in the stitches.

“Owwwww!!!!!!! Damn it!!!!” Lena yelped as she swiftly retracted her arm.

Yulia stirred as she slowly opened her eyes. She was startled to see Lena laying her head on her bed, hearing her muffle some curses.

“Lena? What are you doing? Are you okay?” Yulia asked, still half asleep.

“You kicked me right in my stitches!” Lena said into the mattress, biting down on the bed to try and relieve some pain she was feeling.

“I did what?! How? When? Let me see!” Yulia said, now fully awake. She got off the bed and turned on the lamp.

“Alright now let me see.” Yulia said as she took Lena’s arm under the light so she could take a good look at her stitches. “Let’s go clean this up a little. One question though: how on earth did I kick your arm?!”

“I was trying to get you up, but you just rolled over so I tried tickling your foot and you kicked me.” Lena said as Yulia led her to the bathroom.

Yulia giggled a little. “Oops. Well that’s what you get for disrupting my dreamland.”

“Why’d you want me to get up anyway?” Yulia asked as she put some peroxide on Lena’s wound and put a new wrap on her arm.

“Because I wanted you to come meet Steven, Steve Jr., and little Shania.” Lena answered.

“Who, or rather what, are they?” Yulia questioned.

“You’ll see. They are *so* cute and cuddly! They usually come by around this time of night.” Lena said. “C’mon outside with me. I really want to show them to you. I know you’ll like these little guys.”

“They’re not going to pee on me or throw poop at me, are they?” Yulia asked. She wasn’t enjoying being the target of all these new animals’ antics lately.

“Ummmm, let’s hope not.” Lena said as she giggled.

“Alright, let me get my shoes on.” Yulia said as they walked back to their room.

After Lena had gotten on her shoes, she went into the kitchen and grabbed a small bag of dry dog food.

“Here. Take these milkbones. They love them so when they get near you, break them up and toss the pieces to them.” Lena said as she gave Yulia a couple of milkbones.

“Who exactly are ‘they’ you speak of?” Yulia asked curiously.

“You’ll see. Once we’re out there, stay completely still, okay? I don’t want you to scare them off.” Lena said as they walked outside.

Once Lena was off the porch, she led Yulia over to the bird seeder, causing the motion detector to go off, slightly lighting up that area with the corner rays of a spotlight attached to the house. They sat down Indian style next to each other as Lena made a series of clicking sounds with her tongue, a signal to her little animal friends that she was there and that she had food.

Yulia sat still, a little nervous since she had no idea what was going to appear out of those woods. This is crazy. She could be signaling a bear for all I know. Great, what if it decides it doesn’t like me? What’s it going to do to me? With my luck it’ll probably think I’m a toilet and decide it has to use the bathroom at that moment. Yulia thought as she began to get a little paranoid.

A couple more clicking noises and a few minutes later, she saw three small figures emerge from the woods. They were a little smaller than Rebel and looked like they had masks on their face.

That’s the little fucker that tried to eat my toe!!!!!! Yulia thought as she tightened her grip on Lena’s knee. Three of them!! Oh hell no, they aren’t going to be licking me again any time soon!

Yulia watched as each creature went up to Lena, sniffing her almost as if they were greeting her.

Lena noticed Yulia’s grip on her knee kept getting tighter and tighter. Uh oh. Looks like she remembers it was a raccoon that licked her toe while we were camping. Lena thought as she giggled to herself.

“Yulia, put the little milkbone pieces on the ground in front of you.” Lena whispered.

“Why should I? Their damn cousin or whatever tried to eat my toe!” Yulia hissed.

“Just do it Yulia! Or would you rather me pour this bag of dog food in your lap and have them munch on you *there*?!” Lena hissed back.

Yulia grudgingly tossed the pieces on the ground right by her feet. I swear if that thing so much as sticks its tongue out near my foot I’ll let it know what it feels like to fly.

Steven, the biggest of the creatures, cautiously approached Yulia, the temptation of food appealing to him more than Yulia herself. He grabbed a piece using both his hands and then retreated a little back to Lena, since he was familiar with her and felt safer around her.

“Aren’t they cute? The biggest one there is Steven. The medium sized one is Steve Jr. and the little one you see there is named little Shania.” Lena said proudly.

“You are officially obsessed. And yes, they are cute, but that still doesn’t make up for the fact that one of them tried to make my toe its snack.” Yulia snickered.

Once the two smaller raccoons saw that Steven got their favorite treat from Yulia, both of them approached her, sniffing her, silently asking for their share of the snack.

“You better give them their milkbones or else they’ll go right up to you and take it from you.” Lena said with a smile.

Yulia held out one milkbone in each hand and watched as Steve Jr. and little Shania carefully approached her, taking the milkbone and then scurrying behind Lena.

While the raccoons were munching on their snacks, Lena reached in the bag of dog food and scooped out a handful, handing it to Yulia.

“Here. I know they’ll be wanting some more so I’ll let you give it to them.” Lena said as she placed the handful of dog food in Yulia’s open hands.

Steven, smelling more food, went straight up to Yulia and grabbed some food from her, but this time he stayed right where he was and ate it instead of retreating behind Lena.

Yulia almost jumped out of her skin when she felt a wet nose poke her from behind. Little Shania decided she wanted some more food so she tried to get some by crawling through the space between Yulia’s arm and her body.

Lena looked at the three raccoons interacting with Yulia and had the biggest smile on her face. This was the first time she introduced any human to her wildlife friends so she was thrilled that Yulia was getting along with her animals.

“Lena. I need some more food. I’m almost out.” Yulia whispered. She was actually enjoying being around these little furry cute creatures.

Lena happily gave Yulia some more food. Lena decided to make a little trail with the little round pieces of dog food along Yulia’s legs so that the raccoons could have better access to more of the food.

Steve Jr. happily followed the trail of dog food up Yulia’s leg. When he ate all of them, he saw two little round bulges coming from Yulia’s shirt and must have thought that they were two more pieces of dog food. He crawled in Yulia’s lap and stood upright, leaning his front paws on Yulia’s chest as she began to sniff what he thought was more food.

Yulia immediately noticed this. “Ummm, Lena, I think your little animal friend is getting a little fresh with me here.” Steve Jr. sniffed a little more and must have decided that he needed to test out this new food item.

Lena looked over to see Yulia’s eyes get wider and wider. Oh no. I’ve seen that look before. Lena thought as the smile faded from her face. She looked down just in time to see Steve Jr. open his mouth and promptly chomp down…right on Yulia’s nipple.

Yulia’s scream was muffled by Lena’s hand covering her mouth. Lena knew that if Yulia screamed she’d run the risk of scaring the raccoons, which could either make them run or try and defend themselves so she quickly put her hand over Yulia’s mouth to try and stifle the scream she knew would be coming.

Yulia continued to scream into Lena’s hand as she attempted to flay her hands around. Lena was quick to grab Yulia’s arm and pinned it to her side.

“Yulia listen to me right now! Calm down!! Calm down and be quiet or else he might bite your other boob! Don’t make a move and I will handle things, okay? Just be calm!” Lena said in a hushed voice, not wanting to be too loud and scare the raccoons.

Lena let go of Yulia and gently guided Steve Jr. off Yulia’s lap by throwing some food off to the side.

Lena could see Yulia breathing hard, her chest violently rising and falling as she gave Steve Jr. the stare of death.

That fucking little fucker!! Damn it, where’s Rebel when I want to him to chase something?! I’ll make that little fucker into a hat! Yulia angrily thought. Her thoughts of revenge were interrupted by Lena taking her hand and hoisting her up off the ground.

“Come on. Let’s get you inside to make sure he didn’t break through your skin.” Lena said as she grabbed the bag of dog food.

As soon as they were in the bathroom, Yulia went off.

“What the fuck is wrong with the animals around here?!?! Do the female animals not put out or something because let me tell you, I’ve had enough advances from the males to last me a life time!!” Yulia ranted.

“Shhhhh. You’ll wake up my parents.” Lena said softly, trying to calm Yulia down. “Did he break any skin?” Lena asked, concerned. She really hoped Steve Jr. didn’t break through or else she would have to bring Yulia to the hospital for some shots.

“I don’t fucking know! But he better not have or else I’ll make his ass into a hat and a pair of gloves!” Yulia vented.

“Well look to just make sure. You know he didn’t mean any harm. He thought he saw another piece of dog food. Were you a bit chilly out there?” Lena said, attempting to add some humor to the situation.

“Very funny.” Yulia said. She lifted up her shirt to see if Steve Jr. did break any skin.

Lena’s eyes got as wide as saucers as she saw Yulia lift up her shirt right in front of her. Lena immediately turned her head to the side and looked down at the ground, not believing what Yulia just did. So much for being modest!

“Good. He didn’t break through. I don’t even have a mark. Little fucker better be glad he’s gentle!” Yulia said. When she looked up and saw Lena turn about three shades of red, she let out a chuckle.

“Lena, c’mon. It’s not like I have anything you don’t.” Yulia said.

“Yeah well, still. It’s different.” Lena said bashfully. She was definitely not used to people being so open around her.

Yulia giggled some more at Lena. “You are too cute when you’re embarrassed. You get so red!” Lena turned another shade of red at Yulia’s remarks. “Ha! Look at you! You’re ears and neck are even red!”

“Alright let’s go back to bed. Glad you’re okay.” Lena mumbled as she headed back towards her room. She needed to get out of the bathroom fast as she just kept getting more and more embarrassed with Yulia’s every word.

She is just too cute sometimes! Yulia thought as she made her way back to the room. I wonder what other things make her embarrassed. Only one way to find out!

angeljas01
24-02-2004, 06:25
oh my god I laughed so hard I had tears running down my face, you are just brilliant d2d! Her nipple?! hah..thanks for the update d2d :)

haku
24-02-2004, 08:47
LOL d2d :D Thanks for the update.

Each time an animal appears i know something bad is gonna happen. :gigi: I knew i was right to not like them, when they don't try to kill or bite you, they pee, poop, or dribble on you. They are only trouble. :bebebe:

Veggie Delite
24-02-2004, 17:25
this chapter was so funny :lol:

good thing noone was home... they always ask what's the matter with me when i read this fic :lalala:

Devilish Yulia
27-02-2004, 06:00
im sure lena would love to see wat yulia would have in store for her next :D

Veggie Delite
28-02-2004, 18:04
d2d, i miss u'r updates very much :(

where did u dissapear? :ithink:

dare2dream28
05-03-2004, 03:16
Sorry guys to keep you waiting so long. Thanks for being so patient with me while I battled writer's block and as Parrish says, a roomie from hell. LOL Here's an update for you!

CHAPTER 41


Lena woke up with the sun, eager to bring her best-friend home. She was so excited that she couldn’t wait for Yulia to wake up and quickly get ready so Mr. Katina could drop them off at the vet. Lena stood on the stool as she began to softly call out to Yulia.

“Yuuuuuuuliiiaaa. Time to get up.” Lena said as she gently poked Yulia on the shoulder.

Lena tried calling out to Yulia again as all she got in response from her was a grunt.

“Yuuuuuulia, c’mon! Time to get up and go get Rebel!” Lena said as she poked Yulia again.

“Nooooooo. Too early.” Yulia mumbled as she brought the covers over her head.

Lena gripped the top of the covers with both hands and yelled “Time to get up. NOW!” as she yanked the covers off of Yulia.

“AHHHH!!!!!!” Yulia screamed in shock as she lay naked in her bed, exposed now that her covers were ripped from her.

Lena’s eyes got as wide as saucers when she saw that Yulia had slept in the nude.

“AHHHHH!!!!!!!” Lena screamed as she swiftly turned around, causing her foot to slide right off the stool, resulting in her falling backwards and landing on the floor with a big thud.

Yulia managed to cover her lower region with her pillow, not really caring if her upper body was exposed. When she looked down at Lena, she saw that her face was the reddest she’d ever seen.

“Yulia!! Where are your clothes?!” Lena spat. “And why didn’t you sleep in any???!”

“I got hot last night so I decided to sleep in the nude.” Yulia answered causally.

“You got hot?! Well why didn’t you just not sleep with the covers then?!” Lena said, still looking down at the floor.

“Because I like the feel of the sheets on my skin. What, you’ve never slept nude before?” Yulia asked, enjoying how Lena kept turning deeper shades of red.

“No I haven’t slept nude before!!! Ugh! Where are you clothes??” Lena said exasperated. She was definitely not comfortable right now.

“They’re over on the dresser.” Yulia said as she sat up. “Did you hurt anything when you fell? How’s your arm?”

“I’m fine.” Lena said as she turned around to get Yulia’s clothes off the dresser. Lena threw the clothes behind her back, hoping it reached Yulia on the bed because she wasn’t about to hand them to her. “Get dressed. We’ll be leaving soon to get Rebel. I’m going to cook breakfast so you can come eat if you want.” Lena said as she walked out the door.

After Yulia got showered and dressed, she smelled bacon cooking.

She was about to say how good it smelt when she heard what sounded like singing coming from the kitchen.

Is she singing? Yulia thought as she paused to listen. She* is* singing!

“I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts, deedahdeedeedahly. There they are standing in a row, bum, bum, bum. Big ones, small ones, some as big as their heads….” Lena sang as she tapped the spatula on the stove.

“Do you think my coconuts are big or small? You’ve sure seen them enough now to decide.” Yulia joked as she entered the kitchen.

“YULIA!” Lena shrieked as she turned what must’ve been her fifteenth shade of red that morning.

Yulia couldn’t help but laugh. “Lena you are too funny! You blush at the littlest things!”

“Annnnyyywayyyyy” Lena said, still red as ever, “Let’s hurry up and eat so we can leave.”

“Sure. Whatever you say jumbo coconuts.” Yulia joked, making Lena turned another shade of red.

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Lena could barely keep her excitement level under control as Mr. Katina drove them to the vet. Once they pulled in the parking lot Lena all but jumped out of the car and ran to the door.

“REEEBBBEELLLLL!!!” Lena yelled when she burst through the door to the back of the vet, with Yulia right on her heels.

Lena immediately spotted Rebel in his cage and made a bee line right to him. Awwww my little guy! As soon as Rebel heard and saw Lena, he wagged his little tail as much as he could and perked up his ears.

“Awwww Rebel I’ve missed you!” Lena said as she opened the door to the cage and gave Rebel a gentle pat on the head, scratching him behind his ears.

Awww isn’t that sweet. Yulia thought as she observed the pair.

“Well it’s about time he wagged that tail of his. He’s been sulking since you left him yesterday.” Dr. Brown said as she entered the room. “I’m sure you’ll be glad to know that Rebel is fine and you can take him home. Just let him rest a little for the next week. No strenuous activities, got it?”

“Nooooo problem!” Lena said as she went to pick up Rebel.

“Lena don’t, you’ll hurt your arm.” Yulia said as she put her hand on Lena’s shoulder to stop her.

“It’ll be fine, don’t worry.” Lena said, shrugging off Yulia’s hand.

“No Lena, Yulia’s right. I’ll get Rebel.” Mr. Katina said as he entered the room, hearing the conversation in the hall.

“But…” Lena began, only to be cut off by her dad.

“No Lena. I’ll get him.” Mr. Katina reaffirmed.

“Okay.” Lena said weakly, sulking her shoulders in defeat. She perked up a little and added, “But I’m holding him on the way home!”

“Alright, but only if Yulia agrees to help support him. You will not be putting any extra pressure on that arm of yours.” Mr. Katina said as he bent down and ever so gently picked up Rebel, cradling him in his arms. “And since you want to ride with him, we’ll get your jeep later.”

“Yulia will help! Isn’t that right Yulia?” Lena said as she put her arm around Yulia’s shoulder and whispered, “You better say yes if you know what’s good for you” in a joking manner.

Yulia looked up at Lena with a gleam in her eye. “Well I don’t know. After all, you *did* put poop on my face and everthing.” Yulia teased.

“Yulia! Oh c’mon! That was like, over a week ago! Plus, how can you say no to such a cute face??” Lena responded, giving Yulia’s shoulder another squeeze as she gazed at Rebel.

Yulia sighed, pretending like it was a big deal about Rebel lying on her lap.

“Alright, I’ll let the little bugger lay on me. But if he pees, then you’ll have to deal with my wrath!” Yulia said, letting out an evil laugh.

“Riiiight. Anyway, let’s go!” Lena said excitedly, anxious to get Rebel home safe and sound.

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Lena and Yulia sat side by side in the back seat so that Mr. Katina could place Rebel on their laps. All of Rebel except for his head was on Yulia’s lap. Lena was adamant that at least Rebel’s head could rest in her lap. She felt that her dad was being way too overprotective right now by not letting her hold Rebel because of her arm, but there was no use arguing with him; once he had his mind set on something, that was it.

Lena almost rhythmically pet Rebel, careful not to go near any wounds. The ride home was a little bumpier than normal since the road was being worked on so both Lena and Yulia were extra cautious on where to hold Rebel so he wouldn’t fall.

Lena’s ears picked up a sound that she was somewhat familiar with by now. “Are you hungry already?” Lena asked, looking at Yulia amusingly.

Yulia gave her a weird look. “What are you talking about? Even *I* don’t get hungry *that* fast.”

“But your stomach just grumbled.” Lena stated, confused.

“No it didn’t.” Yulia affirmed.

Uh oh. Lena thought as she looked down at Rebel.

*Pffffffttttttttt* Yulia was hit by a strong odor. “Oh ewwww! Lena! Excuse yourself!” Yulia said as she waved her hand in the air, trying to make the smell going away.

“Hey! That wasn’t me! Rebel did it!” Lena said, defending herself.

“Surrrrrrre. Blame it on the dog. At least take credit for your own farts! Trying to put all the shame on your poor helpless d--” Yulia was cut short when she felt some very warm, liquidy substance on her hand. What the hell?

This time Lena waved her hand in front of her face. “Ugh it *reeks* in here! Roll down a window!” Lena said as a horrible smell hit her nostrils. Wait a minute…ohhhhhh shit. Literally! Lena thought as she looked down at Rebel again.

What the hell is on my hand? Yulia thought as she lifted her hand up to inspect what got on it. She was horrified when she saw a light brown creamy substance covering her hand. OH MY GOD!!! OH MY GOD!!!! IT’S SHIT!!!!

“AAAAAACCCCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!” Yulia yelped as she vigorously swung her hand back and forth, trying to get the diarrhea off her hand, all the while flinging the brown substance all over the inside of the vehicle.

“YULIA!!! Stop that!!! You’re getting it everywhere!!! Quit it!!” Lena ordered. *SPLAT* Lena got hit right on the cheek with a some of the flying diarrhea. Argh!!!

“YULIA!!!!!” Lena yelled as she reached out and grabbed Yulia’s flaying hand.

“STOP!! NOW!!” Lena ordered again.

“What the hell is going on back there?!” Mr. Katina spat.

“The stupid dog diarrheaed on me! I knew he was full of shit!” Yulia spat back.

“Yulia!! Shut up! He’s sick! He can’t help it! And you’re sure not making it any easier for him!” Lena hissed.

“I’M not making it easier for HIM?! He freaking shit on me!! What the hell do you expect me to do? Wipe it off on my shirt and be like ‘It’s okay Rebel. I’m your personal toilet so you let it alllll out until your intestine is dry.’?!” Yulia sarcastically remarked. “And better yet, why don’t I read to him since he is sitting on his toilet!”

“Well it would’ve been better to wipe it on your shirt instead of throwing it all over the damn car! It’ll take all day to clean up this crap!” Lena spat.

“You know what?!” Yulia said, exasperated.

“WHAT?!” Lena practically screamed.

“PAYBACK’S A BITCH!” Yulia yelled as she smeared her poop-covered hand all over Lena’s face in one quick swipe.

Lena’s jaw fell open and her eyes bulged as she realized what Yulia did. She was absolutely stunned. She couldn’t believe it!

Lena was about to say something, but was interrupted by a hysterical laugh. She shot darts at Yulia with her eyes, thinking it was Yulia that was laughing so hard. She was shocked again to see that Yulia’s mouth was shut and was just staring at Lena with an evil grin on her face. Lena slowly turned her head to look at her dad. Oh my gosh, *he’s* laughing?!

Mr. Katina was laughing so hard that he had to pull over for fear of driving off into the ditch. He put his head on the steering wheel and had a real gut laugh—the kind you get only when something has *really* tickled you the right way.

Lena was astonished. She just looked from her dad to Yulia, not believing that her dad was actually laughing this hard. She had *never* heard him laugh like this.

“Now *that* was good. I am very impressed, Yulia.” Mr. Katina managed to say after he finally caught his breath.

Now it was Yulia’s turn to laugh. “Thank you, thank you. It was my pleasure.” Yulia said as she continued to laugh, not able to stop taking in the complete look of shock on Lena’s face. If only I had a camera!

Lena looked at Yulia and her dad, still shocked at both of their actions. Then she looked at Rebel, who had the most embarrassed look on his cute little face. Lena finally gave in and giggled.

“Alright, alright. I guess I *did* have that coming to me.” Lena said as she chuckled.

“Damn straight you did! Let this be a lesson that *no one* messes with the almighty Volkster and gets away with it!” Yulia said as she stuck out her chest proudly and flexed her puny muscles.

“Lesson well learned.” Lena said with a smile, but at the same time wickedly thought, But you’ll soon find out that no one messes with *me* and gets away with it! This is going to be a very fun war Prissy!

angeljas01
06-03-2004, 12:27
Yulia being nekkid was so funny but the dog poo was ew ew ew that was so nasty...ah but thanks so much for the update d2d. I don't know how you think this up but keep it coming:)

dare2dream28
08-03-2004, 03:48
angeljas01---Thanks for always replying. :rose: You rock! :D

Chapter 42

Once they got back to the cabin, Mrs. Katina gave Yulia and Lena a very curious look, wondering why one had poop on her hand and the other had poop on her face.

“I don’t even want to know what you two were up to, but just get yourselves cleaned up before you touch anything in the house.” Mrs. Katina said with a chuckle. “How’s Rebel?”

“He’ll be fine.” Mr. Katina said as he walked in the door cradling Rebel. “He got a little car sick, but I think he’s alright now. I’m going to put him on the couch until you get his bed situated Lena.”

“Okay Dad. I’ll let you know when it’s ready.” Lena said as she and Yulia went to get cleaned up.

“I still can’t believe you did that.” Lena said, turning around to look at Yulia on their way up the stairs to the bathroom.

“Hey, at least I didn’t get it in your mouth.” Yulia said with a smile.

“Oh you better had jumped out of the car and ran if you did that.” Lena joked as they entered the bathroom.

“Is that so Katina?” Yulia said as she gave Lena a challenging look.

“Darn right it is. I would’ve tackled you by the legs, held your mouth open, and then let Rebel do his business right then and there on you.” Lena said, suppressing a grin.

Yulia stopped washing her hand and looked up at Lena. “You wouldn’t dare do something like that.”

“You never know.” Lena said with a smirk. Even *I’m* not *that* mean. I wouldn’t do that to my worst enemy. Well…okay maybe Kristin.

“I was wondering something. How can you stay so calm with poop on your face? I would’ve demanded to pull over at the nearest place so I could wash my face.” Yulia inquired as she finished washing her hands.

“Well after being around as many animals for as long as I have, you’re bound to get poop, pee, and other bodily fluids flung on you by an excited puppy’s tail or by some other method so you get used to it.” Lena said as she bent down to wash her face in the sink.

Once Lena’s face was near the faucet and she was occupied, Yulia silently made her way to the shower.

“You know Lena, I feel kind of bad for smearing that poop on your face.” Yulia said as she quietly dismounted the showerhead and extended it as far as possible out towards Lena.

“Really?” Lena asked as she continued to wash her face, not bothering to look up.

“No.” Yulia said mischievously as she turned the water up full blast, spraying Lena with *very* cold water.

“AHHHHHH!!!!” Lena yelped as she jumped back and stumbled onto the tiles of the bathroom floor, still getting drenched with the freezing water.

“WHAT THE HELL?!” Lena screeched as she put her arm up in front of her face to block the water.

“You think that’s all I’m going to do to pay you back for all the things you did to me while we were camping?! HA! You got some more things coming to you girl!” Yulia said as she let out a laugh.

What she didn’t expect was for Lena to lunge at her, successfully knocking her to the ground on the rug that was by the bathtub. Lena quickly turned Yulia over so that Yulia was lying down on her stomach and jumped on top of her.

“HEY!!!! This isn’t fair!! You’re not supposed to use your crocodile hold on a human!” Yulia shrieked as she struggled to get out of Lena’s grip. Lena had Yulia’s legs pinned in between her own, with her knees squeezing Yulia’s thighs together. One of her arms was underneath Yulia’s stomach, pinning one of Yulia’s arms to her side while Lena’s other arm was across Yulia’s shoulders, firmly holding her in place.

“And what other things do you have planned for me? Because believe me, I can put you in all sorts of holds if I have to.” Lena playfully whispered into Yulia’s ear, causing goosebumps all over Yulia’s body and a nice red color to appear across Yulia’s face.

Lena noticed Yulia’s blush. “You seem awfully red, Yulia. It looks like you could use some cooling down!” Lena said as she grabbed the showerhead and sprayed Yulia’s back.

“AHHHHHHH!!!! LENA!!! You’re getting me all wet!!!! Quit it!!!” Yulia yelled as she struggled for the door of the bathroom. “I’M GOING TO JUMP IN YOUR BED!” Yulia yelled as she took off down the hall for Lena’s room.

My bed? Wh—ARGH NOOOOO!! “YULIA DON’T!!!!” Lena yelled as she sped off towards her room, but not before slipping on the flooded bathroom floor. Shit! Lena sped off again and arrived at her door just in time to see Yulia do a flying leap onto her bed, rolling around on the sheets in order to get everything and anything on Lena’s bed wet.

“YULIA!! Now my mattress is going to be all wet tonight!” Lena complained as Yulia just kept rolling around, laughing hysterically as she did so.

“Awwww is the wittle cwocodwile hunter junior afwaid of a wittle wawa on her mattwess?” Yulia teased as she gave Lena a playful grin.

“Like hell I am! I’m not afraid of anything!” Lena said as she ran and leaped on her mattress, causing Yulia to fly up in the air a little when she landed. Both girls erupted into a fit of laughter as they lay side by side.

“You know my mom is going to kill us.” Lena said as she turned onto her side to face Yulia.

“Well it was your fault so you can take the blame while I play the cute little innocent foreign exchange student that knows nothing.” Yulia said with a smirk.

“*My* fault? How is all of this *my* fault?” Lena asked, raising her eyebrows at Yulia.

“Because you’re the one that left the water on, therefore causing a mini-flood in the bathroom.” Yulia stated with a glint in her eyes. And let’s wait for the light bulb to come on in her head…there it is!

Lena’s eyes got huge and her jaw dropped. “SHIT!!!!” Lena exclaimed as she rolled out off the bed and took off top speed towards the bathroom.

“ELENA KATINA! GET IN HERE RIGHT NOW!” Mrs. Katina roared as she took in the sight of water *all* over *everything*, not to mention that the water was *still* pouring out of the showerhead.

Ohhhhhh shit. This isn’t going to be good. Lena thought as she slowed her pace and entered the bathroom with her head hung low, staring at the ground.

“You better have a *real* good explanation for this Elena!” Mrs. Katina said angrily, stomping her foot on the ground while she motioned with her arms to all the things covered with water around the room.

“I’m sorry, Mom. I’ll clean it up. I--”

“We’re sorry Mrs. Katina. We just got a little carried away with cleaning up. But don’t worry, we’ll have this bathroom so spotless that you’ll be able to see yourself in the tiles.” Yulia said, smiling sweetly at Mrs. Katina while giving Lena’s hand a slight squeeze. Lena looked down and gave Yulia a grateful look as she nodded in agreement.

“Yeah, Mom. We’ll get it so clean and bright you’ll need sunglasses when you turn the light on.” Lena said.

“Alright, I get the point. But no more floods, okay? You know your brother doesn’t know how to swim.” Mrs. Katina said as she left the bathroom.

Lena looked down at Yulia, who had the biggest smirk on her face. “I know, I know, I owe you one.” Lena said as she gave Yulia a smile.

“I’ll hold you to that.” Yulia said as she turned off the shower off.

Lena grabbed some towels for herself and handed some to Yulia. “Now let’s get this mopped up and dry ourselves off before we turn into prunes.”

“Lena, where are you going to sleep now that your mattress is all wet?” Yulia asked as they soaked the water up off the floor.

“I was planning on sleeping with Rebel tonight anyway just to make sure he’s okay so I’ll be on the floor beside his bed.” Lena answered.

“On the floor? You don’t have to be on the floor! If you want, since you want to be in the same room as him, we could just share my bed instead of having you sleep on the floor.” Yulia suggested.

Lena contemplated on the idea for a minute. It’s no different than sharing the sleeping bag. She reasoned.

“Alright. That’ll work. But if I hear one peep from him I’ll be on the floor for the rest of the night.”

Lena went back to mopping up the water, but stopped again as she thought of something.

“Oh and Yulia? One more thing. If you drool I swear *you’ll* be the one on the floor next to Rebel.” Lena said with a sly grin.

Yulia just gave Lena a sarcastic smile and said, “Riiiiiight.” We’ll see whom will make whom go on the floor if you want to play *that* game! Let the war continue!

tatu_rocks
08-03-2004, 04:07
WOW!! this was a very good chapter, very funny :D and Yulia --->:o
Thanks for the updates dare2dream28

angeljas01
08-03-2004, 05:57
Another excting chapter...I thought one of them would slip and hit thier head somewhere but you being the great writer that you are, kept it totally unpredictable. Thanks d2d!

dare2dream28
11-03-2004, 06:06
tatu_rocks---I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for reading & responding! :)

angeljas01---Have them fall and hit there head? hehe Nah I'm not that mean....or am I? *evil laugh* :eek: :D

Chapter 43 (part 1)

Lena decided to use the blow up mattress as Rebel’s bed since it was more than big enough for him to stretch out on. She took some pillows from downstairs and put them in a square on the mattress since Rebel liked to feel secure while he slept. She settled on lying with Rebel until she knew he was off in doggie dream land and then would go up and sleep in Yulia’s bed for the rest of the night.

Poor little guy. Lena thought as she lay beside Rebel, watching him constantly changing positions. He just couldn’t make himself comfortable since he had to be careful how much weight he put on certain parts of his body because of his stitches. He seemed to calm down a bit though once she rubbed little circles on his stomach.

Now that is dedication. Yulia thought as she peered down and observed Lena on the ground with Rebel. For someone with such a tough exterior, she is so gentle with Rebel. I wonder if she’s ever let herself be that gentle or affectionate with a person.

Yulia smiled when she heard Rebel snoring. He is out!

Lena placed a little kiss on the top of Rebel’s head and very slowly got up. A smile spread across her face when she saw his little paws twitch. You get that rabbit, Rebel! Lena thought as she laughed to herself.

Yulia scooted over so that her back was up against the wall as Lena quietly made her way up the bed. Once Lena was settled in, facing Yulia, she let out a sigh of relief.

“How’s he doing?” Yulia whispered.

“He’s sleeping like a log now. I think the rubbing on his stomach did it.” Lena said softly with a grin.

“Good. How’s your arm been? Hurt at all?” Yulia asked, eyeing Lena’s stitches.

“It’s just fine. No problems at all. Stitches will get to come out in a few days thankfully. As soon as they’re out I’ll be back with my crocs and gators!”

“On second thought, I think maybe I should hit them or something so you have to keep them in for another week. I don’t think I’m ready for another crocodile experience just yet.” Yulia said.

“Oh you know you enjoyed it. You have to admit, it *was* fun.” Lena said, smiling at the memory.

“Yeah, I’m sure my mom would love to hear how my head was almost bitten off by a huge ass crocodile.” Yulia said, giggling a little at how that must’ve looked.

If you think she’d freak after just *hearing* about it, just wait until she gets to see it. She’ll shit a brick! Lena thought happily as she contemplated on what she was going to do with the footage of her and Yulia wrestling the crocodiles.

Lena’s thoughts were interrupted by the flinching of her arm. Wondering what made her arm twitch, she looked down and from the moonlight shining through the blinds she saw Yulia’s fingers slightly tracing over her stitches.

“So they really don’t hurt?” Yulia asked as she continued to go over the stitches.

“Well I hope not because if they did you’d be causing me some pain right now, wouldn’t you?” Lena said jokingly. She didn’t meant to, but her words made Yulia quickly retract her hand, thinking maybe Lena really was in pain.

“I was only kidding, Yulia. They don’t hurt. Really.” Lena said reassuringly.

A moment of silence passed between them when Lena decided to speak up.

“So are you enjoying yourself here so far?” She asked, hoping Yulia’s answer was a positive one.

Yulia’s face brightened as a huge grin spread over her face. “Yeah! There have been so many things already that I will *never* forget. And plus, you’re not so bad to hang around with as I originally thought.” Yulia said with a wink.

“What do you mean by that? What, you thought *I* was going to be bad to hang around with? How do you think *I* felt when I saw this little priss walk off that plane?!” Lena said as she laughed quietly.

Yulia stuck her nose up in the air and let out a little huff of air. “That’s *Miss* Priss to you, biatch!”

Lena couldn’t help but giggle. “Be careful. You hold your nose up any higher and I’ll be forced to bring it back down to level to be with us ‘common folk’ noses.”

Yulia stuck her nose up as high as she possibly could and let out little huffs of air in the process, acting like a stuck up snob. She about crapped her pants when true to her word, Lena grabbed Yulia’s nose with one hand and put her other hand behind Yulia’s head, pulling her head down to where Yulia’s nose was now touching the bed.

“Let me up! Let me up!” Yulia said in a nasal voice as she went to grab onto Lena’s arm, but quickly decided against it since she didn’t want to risk breaking the stitches, even if they didn’t hurt she didn’t want to take any chances.

Lena let Yulia up, but still kept her grasp on Yulia’s nose and head. “Ha! You won’t touch me because of my stitches! Hmmm, I could have some fun with this!”

“No fair! You’re using your injury to your advantage! Don’t make me do something you won’t like!” Yulia said with her nasal voice again, refusing to grab onto Lena’s arm to get herself free, but was quickly thinking of other things to resort to.

“Yeah, right. What can you possibly do now?” Lena said as she went to put Yulia in a headlock.

“This!” Yulia said as she squeezed Lena’s boob.

“AHHH!” Lena shrieked as she dropped her hands and swiftly jumped back. Oh shit! Lena thought as she felt herself begin to fall off the bed, but was equally shocked to feel two arms violently pull her back on the bed just in time.

“Geeze Lena! You almost fell and could’ve squished Rebel like a pancake!” Yulia said as she pulled Lena a littler further from the edge of the bed.

“Why the hell did you squeeze my…well…there?!” Lena said, still a little stunned.

“Well I had to do *something* for you to let go of my nose *and* my head.” Yulia said, now giggling a little. Smiling slyly, Yulia added, “Hey, at least I didn’t stick my hand down your pants, unlike *some* people I know.”

This caused Lena to blush vigorously. She will not get the best of me! “Well unless you wanted to know what it *really* felt like to get violated by a snake, I’m sure you were glad my hand was down your pants.”

Yulia’s jaw dropped from surprise. “Why Lena Katina! Aren’t you turning out to be the naughty one! I wouldn’t have expected something like that from you!”

Lena smiled mischievously and said, “What can I say? You’re corrupting me.”

“I’m glad to know I could be such a good influence on you.” Yulia said as she giggled.

“Yes, I’m sure my mom would just love you if she knew that.” Lena said as she pulled the covers up over herself. “Well as much as I’d love to sit up all night and talk, I do need some sleep.”

“Yeah, yeah. Excuses, excuses. You know you just can’t handle any verbal wars with me, the almighty Volkster!” Yulia said as she made herself comfortable, lying on her side with her back towards the wall.

“Right. Well almighty Volkster, do me and Rebel a favor and go to sleep.” Lena said rolling over, with her back to Yulia. “Goodnight.”

“Goodnight.” Yulia said. Yulia heard Lena take in a gasp of air as if she was going to say something, but Yulia cut her off. “I know, I know, no drooling.” I could be *really* mean tonight and really give her a reason to go flying off the bed. Yulia thought as she laughed to herself. Nahhh, I’ll be nice…for now.

Veggie Delite
12-03-2004, 00:17
yeah right... for now... :lalala:
i hope u don't mind if i post here too. coz i already posted on (as QueenBee said once): tatu*cough*us

angeljas01
12-03-2004, 09:17
Thanks for the update d2d...aww in a wierd way that was a sweet chapter cuz now they seem to be getting really close and that's always good thing.

dare2dream28
16-03-2004, 20:48
$in---of course I don't mind you posting here! I like seeing replies. :D

angeljas01---Yep, they are getting closer. It's slow, but it is happening. :)

Sorry this is a little shorter than normal, but hey, a short update is better than no update, right? :)


Chapter 43 part 2

Yulia’s eyes shot open as a sensation shot through her bladder. Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now. Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go. Damn that commercial!

Yulia looked around as she tried to figure out how she was going to get off the bed since Lena was on the outside. She couldn’t go down the edge of the bed because she had no idea of the footing so her only option was to go for the stool, which meant she had to somehow crawl over Lena.

Oh this will be fun. It’s like a mini obstacle course. Yulia thought as she quietly began to get up. Okay, if I put one leg on the other side of Lena, I’ll be able to put the other leg down on the stool. Alright, I can do this.

Yulia carefully stretched her leg and placed her foot on the other side of Lena, closest to the edge of the bed. Next she placed her hand right above Lena’s shoulder so she could balance herself some for when she had to swing the rest of her body over. Just as Yulia was bringing her other leg over, Lena suddenly shifted her legs, hitting Yulia in the process and caused her to fall completely off balance.

“Umph!” Lena grunted as she felt the sudden weight on top of her body. Thinking that it was Rebel that had jumped up on her like he normally does in the middle of the night when he has to go to the bathroom, Lena didn’t think anything of it while she was still in her sleep mode.

Now this is awkward. Yulia thought as she tried to pick herself up off of Lena.

“Rebel get off. You can hold it a little longer.” Lena mumbled as she tiredly began to push the body off of her. What the…? I don’t remember Rebel being this long. Wait a second…Rebel doesn’t have boobs. BOOBS?! WHAT?! Lena gave one final push as her eyes shot open and she scrambled to the furthest edge of the bed. She immediately sat straight up, giving Yulia a crazy, wide-eyed look.

“Owwww. Damn Lena, why you gotta be so rough?” Yulia said as she rubbed her chest a little since it stung a bit after Lena pushed it so hard.

“What the *hell* were you doing on top of me?!” Lane hissed. She was not a happy person when her sleep was interrupted.

“I was *trying* to crawl over you because I really have to pee, but then you moved and kicked my legs out from underneath me so I fell. It’s not like I meant to do it. I just need to pee!” Yulia said as she made her way to Lena’s side of the bed again.

Lena just gave her a suspicious look as she did her best to get out of Yulia’s way. While Yulia was in the bathroom, Lena did a quick check on Rebel to make sure he was okay. Once she was satisfied that he would sleep peacefully for the rest of the night, she got back up in the bed, but this time she took the side closest to the wall.

“Hey, you’re in my spot.” Yulia said as she got back up on the bed.

“Well in case you get another urge to pee, I don’t want to be in your way. Next time you might ‘accidentally’ fall with your mouth open, landing on my boob or something.” Lena said, not being able to resist a bit of teasing even in her tired state.

“Oh don’t flatter yourself.” Yulia teased back. She was happy to see that Lena was able to joke about things like this more than she used to be. It was an accomplishment in itself to not have Lena blush every time she mentioned anything physical with her so Yulia was extra pleased to hear Lena teasing her like this.

Lena was opening up a little more as each day passed, and Yulia was happy to know she was the reason for it.

tatu_rocks
18-03-2004, 04:40
*in Yulia's voice* funny, funny, funny!!

:D this fic just gets better each chapter, thankz Dare :rose:

angeljas01
18-03-2004, 06:55
ohh man I thought Yulia was gonna pee on Lena hah! but that was soo much funnier...Yulia is warming up some more woopwoop. Thanks for the update d2d, much appreciated no matter the length :)

Veggie Delite
19-03-2004, 19:18
i soo love this story. :rose:

great update. just keep em comming :kwink:

Veggie Delite
30-03-2004, 17:22
chapter 44 here:
http://www.********/forum/viewtopic.php?p=299339&sid=3dbda61e1f5d243b641eabd139b95bad#298656

(replace the stars with tatu dot us)


for dare2dream :rose: for writing this :)

denial
06-04-2004, 18:27
Thank you for the update $in .. this fic really hillarious ... its chap 45 currently plays there.. at the theather ... :rolleyes: .. LoL ..

tatu_rocs
07-06-2004, 05:10
ya good job now lets see what else interesting mite happen eh!!

dare2dream28
22-06-2004, 21:30
OMG!!!! Guys, I am *so* sorry!! Just out of curiousity I checked on this thread and I see that the message that I *thought* I posted so long ago was actually never posted!!!!!! In that message I said something like I was updating at tatu*us because at the time I was having probs logging into this site. Did you guys want me to still post my updates here, or do you all go over to tatu*us and read them? Again, I am *so* sorry for leaving you all in the dark like this!!! I really thought that my post went through!!! Ack! *bangs computer* Stupid technology!

EDIT: Thanks $in for posting the link to my fic. :)

haku
22-06-2004, 22:11
Did you guys want me to still post my updates here, or do you all go over to tatu*us and read them?
Personally and if you don't mind, i'd like that you continue to post your updates here. :rose:

tatu*us notification system doesn't always work well for me and sometimes it doesn't notificate me and i miss the updates. :rolleyes: (i know it's notify but notificate is a funny word :D )

Plus, here i can give you a lot of reputation points d2d, which i have already done and will do again if you come back. :D

Veggie Delite
22-06-2004, 23:35
ofcourse we want you to post it here!
sheesh.... is d2d a shania fan...?!

TaTu^HeRo
23-06-2004, 10:40
i read posts on both forums.. am addicted to your fanfic buddy :D

dare2dream28
06-07-2004, 03:14
Okay guys, here's the latest update! Sorry it took so long, but I had some computer problems the last couple of days because of lightning/thunder. Veggie...I LMAO@ your "sheesh...is d2d a Shania fan?!" comment b/c I was like, "well, I guess that's a 'HELL YES' to posting my updates here then." :D

Chapter 53 part 2

All awkwardness felt from Yulia’s little affection charade by the tree with the chipmunk was forgotten now that Lena and Yulia only had two more people to go before it was their turn to ride the Volcano.

“Woohooo!! Only two more people to go!! Yes!! I *love* this ride! You blast out at over 70 miles per hour! Can you believe that?!” Lena said excitedly as she clapped her hands together.

Lena noticed that Yulia wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about the ride.

“Hey, are you okay?” Lena asked with concern.

“Yeah it’s just that…well…sometimes I get sick on rollercoasters.” Yulia admitted softly.

Lena’s jaw dropped and a look of utter disappointment and worry crossed her face. “You’re kidding! Noooo! Ugh, Yulia, I am *so* sorry! I should’ve asked before I brought you here. I was just trying to surprise you. We can go somewhere else if you’re going to get sick. We…”

“No, no, it’s okay. We just have to take a break after every few rides. Really, I want to be here with you. We *will* have fun today.” Yulia had to smile at Lena’s concern for her.

Lena’s face brightened up like the sun. “GREAT! I promise I won’t push you too hard today. I’ll make myself take some breaks. Hey look! Our turn! WOOHOO!”

After they strapped themselves in and pulled the head restraint over, Lena strained her neck to look at Yulia before they took off. She noticed that Yulia had a death grip on the handles to the point where her knuckles were turning white.

“Hey…Yulia, it’s alright. Just take a deep breath.” Lena said as she reached over and pried Yulia’s hand off her handle and gave it a gentle squeeze.

Yulia was about to respond, but then the ride shot them off at 70 miles per hour so the only response Lena got was a *very* loud scream from Yulia and the feeling that the circulation in her hand was being cut off from Yulia’s death grip. Lena couldn’t help but laugh at the situation and she even managed a smile when Yulia’s scream turned from one of terror to one of excitement.

“WOOOOOOO!!!! Let’s do another one!” Yulia said with excitement when the ride came to a stop.

“Oh okay, Miss I’m-Not-So-Good-With-Rollercoasters. We’ll do another one.” Lena smirked as Yulia smacked her in the leg.

After an upside-down rollercoaster and a ride on a nasty ship that kept you upside down to the point where you felt your head would explode from all the blood rushing to it, Yulia decided it was time for a break.

“Alright, lunch time!” Yulia said once they got off of “Outer Limits.”

“Already? It’s not even noon yet!” Lena protested. I want to ride some more! More, more!

“Well, it’s noon according to my stomach and that means it’s time to eat so let’s go.” Yulia said as she dragged Lena off to the food court.

“Don’t get too much because I don’t want you to get sick on the rest of the rides, okay?” Lena said as they stood in line.

“Yeah, yeah.”

When they got up to the row of food, Yulia grabbed two slices of pizza, a small salad, and a cookie the size of a dinner plate.

“So what are you getting?” Yulia asked Lena as she grabbed a bottle of water.

Lena’s jaw dropped. “You mean to tell me all of that is for you?!”

“I told you I was hungry. Hey! Let’s try some of those ice-cream dot thingies too!” Yulia went to go grab a cup of ice cream, but was stopped by Lena’s hand.

“Nooo way. You are not going to eat *that* much and then go on more rides. This is more than enough. In fact, we’re going to split this. I’m not about to let you get sick.”

“But--”

“If you get hungry later, then we’ll stop for a snack, okay? I just don’t want you puking everywhere.” Lena took the tray of food from Yulia, grabbed another bottle of water for herself and headed over to pay for their food. Yulia went to hand Lena money for her half, but was gently pushed away.

“No, don’t worry about it. Everything’s on me today. I just want you to have fun.” Lena smiled.

“Awww thanks Lena.” Yulia returned the smile as they headed over to a table in the corner beside a window.

After lunch, Lena thought it would be best to go on some water rides since they didn’t jolt you around as much as the rollercoasters and plus, it allowed for them to cool off.

They were waiting in line for the “Log Flume” ride when Yulia suddenly jumped forward and let out a little yelp.

“Lena!” Yulia said in surprise. She quickly reached behind Lena and gave her a good pinch on the butt.

Lena gasped and looked at Yulia like she’d grown a second head. “Yulia! What was that for?!”

“You just pinched me so I pinched you back!”

“What? I did not!” Lena was completely confused. What is she talking about?!

“You did too!”

“I did *not*!”

“Yes you did! You reached behind me and did this!” Yulia pinched Lena’s butt again.

Lena was about to respond to Yulia, but her eyes narrowed as she heard two guys behind her snickering.

“Did one of you pinch my friend’s butt?” Lena nearly growled.

One of the guys nudged his buddy and gave Lena a cocky smile. “Oops. My hand slipped.”

“Is that so? Well,” Lena reached under the railing with her foot and quickly kicked the guy in the shin, “sorry, but my foot slipped. Guess I should have more control over my body’s actions next time.”

Yulia smiled up at Lena and gave her a quick hug. “I swear you’re like my own personal bodyguard.” Yulia giggled.

I guess I should take that as a compliment? Lena was a little embarrassed by Yulia’s statement, but did her best to shrug it off. “I hate it when guys, or anyone for that matter, feel that they can just touch or grope whoever they want. It’s so disrespectful! It’s times like this when I realize why Shania wrote ‘If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!’ I think if more people listened to it, we’d be better off.”

Yulia roller her eyes and shook her head. “Only you would relate this to Shania somehow.”

“Of course! What kind of Shania fan would I be if I didn’t?” Lena gave Yulia a cheesy smile.

When they got up to the front of the line, the worker instructed them to get into a log. Each log could seat four people; two in the front, and two in the back. Well, make that it could comfortably sit four *kids*; when adults had to squeeze into the space meant for two people, it was more than just a little cramped. The way the log was set up was that there was only one divider in the middle so that in each section, one person basically sat in the lap of the person behind them. Usually the workers let each adult have their own section, but seeing the line was really long today, the workers had to assign two adults per section. The ride itself was basically a mini-version of Disney’s “Splash Mountain”, but with a log.

“Lena, you mind if I get in the back?” Yulia asked. She had been watching the ride and saw that when the logs went down the big waterfall at the end, it was mostly the people in the middle that got soaked so she opted to sit behind Lena to let her take most of the water.

“Sure. Whatever you want.” Lena answered.

Yulia got in the log first and scooted as far back as she could to give Lena room, but it wasn’t much. When Lena got in, she had the dilemma of sitting up far enough so that she wasn’t practically in Yulia’s lap, but also she had to sit far back enough so that her legs didn’t touch the people in front of her. Yulia noticed that Lena was starting to get uncomfortable with trying to keep her legs away from the people in front of her, so she put her arms around Lena’s waist and pulled Lena backwards into her lap.

Lena’s back became stiff as a board as a wave of heat rushed through her body.

“Relax. I know you don’t like your legs touching those people so just sit back here with me.” Yulia whispered in Lena’s ear.

Yulia smiled as she felt Lena loosen up a little. In truth, Lena was having mixed emotions at the moment. On one hand, she was extremely tense and antsy about the contact, but on the other hand, she found a part of herself enjoying the closeness.

Yulia kept her arms loosely around Lena’s waist throughout the ride, but when they were about to go over the waterfall, her grip tightened as she buried her face into Lena’s shoulder to avoid the wave of water.

As usual, Lena’s heart was beating fast because of the adrenaline rush, but for once the adrenaline was not caused by the ride.

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On their way to another ride, Yulia decided she wanted to stop and play a couple of games.

“Ooooo. Lena, I want to win that!” Yulia pointed at a huge blow-up hammer that squeaked whenever you hit something with it.

“You want *that*? What are you going to do with it?”

Yulia broke out into song. “If I had a haaaaammer. I’d hammer in the mooohhhoohhhrrrning. I’d hammer in the eeeeeeeevening. All over this laaaaaaanndd. I’d hammer out danger---”

“AHHH!!! Stop!! How in the heck do you know that song?!?” Lena covered her ears in protest.

“My mom liked it for some reason so it was one of the first songs I learned in English. Now, as far as the hammer, I dunno, I just want it.”

“Suurrrrreee. Why do I get the feeling that I’d be the nail to that hammer?”

Yulia gave Lena an innocent smile. “Now why would I ever hit you with it?”

“Riiiiight. Alright, but if you win it and you hit me with it, be prepared to run.” Lena teased.

The game they had to play was the one where each person had a water gun and the person had to shoot a stream of water at a target, which propelled a little car on a stick. Whoever’s car reached the end first and made the siren go off won a prize.

“Alright, everyone ready? One, two, three GOOOOOOOO!” the announcer yelled.

Yulia was right on target and was currently in the lead of all the other players. Heehee!! Wait til I get that hammer and pound Lena with it! What the—ahhhhh!!!!!!

Lena had turned her water gun on Yulia and was currently spraying her right on the neck.

“AHHH!! LENA! QUIT IT!!” Yulia yelled.

Lena laughed as she saw Yulia desperately try to keep her water gun pointed at the target, but she was soon surprised when she saw Yulia give up and turn the water gun on her, spraying her right in the chest.

“ACK! That’s cold!!” Lena shrieked.

“Yeah, I can tell!” Yulia teased as she pointedly stared at Lena’s chest and pointed at her erect nipples. “*Somebody’s* headlights are on!”

Lena’s face turned red in embarrassment as she put her arms over her chest.

“Ha! That’s what you get for making me lose my hammer.” Yulia joked. “Oh lighten up Lena. It’s all in fun. C’mon, let’s have a rematch, with *no* stray water guns this time.” Yulia playfully gave Lena a punch in the arm before she pulled her back over the booth.

A couple minutes later, Lena victoriously took the offered four-foot blue blow-up hammer.

“Woohoooo!!!! Now can I have it?” Yulia asked eagerly.

“Promise not to hit me with it?”

“Yeah, sure. Uh huh.” Yulia said as she crossed her fingers behind her back.

Riight. I give it two seconds before she nails me with it. Lena thought as she gave Yulia the hammer.

“Thanks!” Yulia said excitedly. “Oh and Lena?”

“Yeah?”

“I crossed my fingers.” Yulia said as she hit Lena on the head with the hammer and took off running.

“You little twirt! I’ll get you!” Lena shouted as she ran after Yulia.

Both girls were giggling at their little game of cat-and-mouse.

Oh no, a lizard!! Lena changed her footing in mid-air to avoid smashing the little lizard that was running under her and in her haste, she tripped over her own feet and slid across the pavement. Owwwwww. At least I didn’t step on the little guy.

Yulia stopped running when she didn’t hear Lena behind her. When she turned around to see where Lena was, she was horrified when she saw blood coming from Lena’s knee.

“LENA!” Yulia rushed back to Lena’s side. “What happened?!”

“I saw a little lizard and I didn’t want to step on him. I tripped when I tried to avoid him. I skinned my knee a little, but it’s okay.” But boy, does it burn!

“Are you sure that’s it? Did you skin your hand? Your elbow? Is there any gravel in your knee? Can you put pressure on it?” Yulia fired off questions as she dropped the hammer and leaned down to grab Lena around the waist to help her stand up.

Lena snickered at Yulia. “You know, every time I get hurt you always fire off questions a mile a minute.”

“I just want to make sure you’re okay.” Yulia said, with a tint of hurt in her voice. Am I being too babyish with her?

Lena detected the hurt in Yulia’s voice and immediately felt bad for what she said, even though she only meant it in fun. “Hey, I appreciate it. Thanks.” Lena smiled at Yulia.

Yulia returned the smile. “C’mon, let’s get you to a bathroom.”

“Wait…don’t forget your precious hammer.” Lena smirked.

Once in the bathroom, Yulia got a couple of wet paper towels and gently dabbed Lena’s knee.

“Are you alright?” Yulia asked, seeing Lena’s eyes squint as she dabbed her knee.

“Just fine.” Oww oww oww oww oww OWW!

“Ooooo. Looks like you got yourself a nice little sore there. You want some band-aids?”

Yulia turned around to see a middle-aged brunette woman with a small book bag.

“Sure! Thanks ma’am.” Yulia said as she took the offered band-aids.

“I have six kids running around with me so I’m like a traveling first-aid kit.” The woman laughed. “Well, hope you feel better.”

“Thank you.” Lena said politely as the nice woman walked out of the bathroom.

“There. All set.” Yulia said as she put the second band-aid on Lena’s knee. “Does it hurt to stand on it?”

Lena took a few light steps as a test. It was a little uncomfortable, but nothing too unbearable. “It’s not that bad actually. Thanks again, Nurse Yulia.”

Yulia smiled. “Anytime. Glad to see that I could once again successfully treat my favorite patient.” Yulia said with a wink.

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After waiting for forty-five minutes in line, they were finally about to ride “Drop Zone,” one of the newest rides in the park that Lena had yet to ride. It brought you 170 feet straight up into the air and then shot you back down to earth in less than 4 seconds! Talk about an adrenaline rush! The ride was shaped like a flying saucer with about 60 seats going around in a circle.

Lena and Yulia were buckling themselves in when Lena heard the huge 6 foot 2 inch buff guy beside her start to whimper.

“We’re too high already! WE’RE TOO HIGH ALREADY!!” The guy yelled even though his feet were touching the ground.

Yulia laughed. “I hate to see how he’ll react when we actually go up in the air.”

A teenage boy beside the buff guy decided to taunt him by yelling, “We’re gonna die! We’re gonna DIE! Hey Cindy, I want you to speak at my funeral!”

“I’m going to pound your face in, you little shit!” The buff guy yelled back.

“Oooo, look at the big bad tough guy, so scayahed of the big bad wide. Yeah, like I’m scared of you. Whimp.”

Lena and Yulia looked at each other and giggled at the guys’ little confrontation.

“Here we go!” Lena said excitedly as they began their slow ascent.

As they began to get higher, Lena took in the incredible view of the park, the trees, and the mountains surrounding the area. Then she looked down.

Suddenly, her breathing became very, very heavy and she could feel her heart beating so fast that she swore it was going to leap out of her chest. Panic attack. Panic attack. PANIC ATTACK!

Lena was breathing so hard that Yulia could hear her.

“Lena?” Yulia asked, very concerned. She had never seen or heard Lena react this way.

When she heard no response except the heavy breathing, she quickly took Lena’s hand.

“Lena? Listen to me. Just listen to my voice. Close your eyes and concentrate on squeezing my hand, okay? Can you do that for me?” Yulia sighed with relief when she felt pressure on her hand.

They had come to a stop when they were the full 170 feet up in the air. The suspense alone of when they were going to drop was freaking out a lot of people, especially the buff guy beside Lena. His screaming just made her more nervous.

“Hey, scared guy with a peanut for a dick! Will you SHUT THE HELL UP and act like a MAN ?!” Yulia screamed at the guy. She could tell by the increased pressure on her hand that Lena was growing more panicky.

“AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!” Everyone screamed when they abruptly were dropped back to the ground at over 60 miles an hour.

While the buff guy was busy kissing the concrete floor, Yulia took Lena’s hand and rushed her to the nearest corner.

“Are you okay? What happened up there? God Lena, you scared me!” Yulia ran her hand over Lena’s forehead and cheeks, checking for a temperature.

“Oh my *God* that was amazing!! Talk about an adrenaline rush!! Let’s do it again!” Lena said enthusiastically.

What the?! “What?! Do it *again*?! Lena, you nearly had a panic attack! Are you crazy?! We are *not* doing that again!!!” Yulia looked at Lena like she had lost her mind.

“Oh c’mon!! I just got a little…surprised, that’s all. Let’s do it again!” Lena went to tug Yulia back to the line, but she was swiftly pulled back.

“No. Lena, you nearly had a *panic attack.* I am *not* and I repeat *not* taking the chance that it will happen again. No. Let’s go on another ride.” Yulia sternly stated.

“But--”

“No. No buts. I’m putting my foot down on this one.”

Lena sighed and slumped her shoulders. “Alright.”

Yulia saw the disappointment on Lena’s face and felt bad, but she stood by her decision. “Lena,” Yulia said softly as she gently placed her hands on Lena’s shoulders and looked her in the eye, “if I had a reaction like that to a ride, would you want me to ride it again?”

“No.” Lena said, defeated.

“Okay then.” Yulia gave Lena’s shoulders a squeeze. “Now, where to next?”

By the time they waited in lines and rode four more rides, it was nearly 9 p.m.

“I am *so* tired. My feet feel like they are about to fall off they hurt so much. Are you ready to call it quits?” Yulia asked as they got off their last ride.

“Yeah. We still have a two hour drive home.”

“Are you going to be okay to drive?”

“Yeah, I’ll be fine. Plus, you can just hit me that your hammer if I start to feel tired.” Lena smirked. “And of course Shania will help me stay awake.”

Yulia rolled her eyes at the Shania comment. “I swear, one of these days I will come up with a situation where you *can’t* relate Shania to it.”

“Oooo, I like challenges that make me pick the Shania encyclopedia part of my brain!” Lena said enthusiastically.

“You know, the sad thing is I believe that.” Yulia playfully pushed Lena as they headed out the park.

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They were about a half hour into their drive when Lena heard soft snoring. She glanced over at Yulia and smiled when she saw that she was leaned up against the window, fast asleep.

I hope she had fun today. Lena thought. Just then, Shania’s song called “Whatever You Do! Don’t!” came on the CD player in the jeep.

Deep in Denialville
Tryin’ a’ fight the way I feel
I go jello when you smile
I start blushin’—my head rushin’

*Hmmm. Boy does that sound familiar. Lena thought with a huff. Oi. I don’t know what’s happening with me. She glanced back at Yulia. She is so cute when she’s sleeping. Lena smiled softly, but then her eyes widened at her last thought. Since when do I think she’s cute??*

If you stand too close to me
I might melt down from the heat
If ya’ look my way one more time
I’m gonna go out of my mind

*I sure got hot a lot today, and I know it wasn’t necessarily from the weather. I haven’t felt that way since…well, never.*

Whatever you do…
Don’t even think about it!
Don’t go and get me started!
Don’t you dare drive me crazy!
Don’t’ do that to me baby!

You stop me in my tracks
My heart pumpin’ to the max
I’m such a sucker for your eyes
They permanently paralyze
Whatever you do…

*She does have the prettiest eyes I’ve ever seen. They are just *so* blue. They’re even prettier than huskies’ blue eyes. She expresses so much through them. *

(Whatever you do, don’t do that to me)
You got my heart under attack
You give me shivers down my back
D’ya have to walk the way you do?
I get weak just watchin’ you
Whatever you do…

I sure got shivers down my back when she was up against me on the log ride and when she was cleaning my knee. Lena unconsciously ran her fingers along her band-aids. She has always been so caring, so…attentative with me. Lena took another glance at Yulia. It’s so nice. She’s so nice. She’s so sweet.

Lena shook her head to clear her thoughts. Ehhh, I better stop this. Since when do I call people cute and sweet? That’s enough. I’m not about to head down that road of thoughts.

Or maybe you already have and you just don’t want to admit it. A little voice in Lena’s head said.

Shut up! Lena yelled back at the voice.

Admit it girl, you have feelings for that pretty Russian over there. And they’re not just limited to feelings of friendship. The little voice continued.

I thought I told you to shut up! Hey, wait a minute; I’m debating with myself here! That’s it, I’m losing it. And this is precisely why I don’t deal with stupid emotions.

Yeah well, these ‘stupid emotions’ are there so deal with it. The little voice said.

“Stupid conscience. You shut up or I’ll feed you to the gators!” Lena said.

“Huh?” Yulia sleepily mumbled.

Shit, I said that out loud?? “Nothing. Go back to sleep.”

“’kay.” Yulia mumbled as she faced Lena and quickly dozed back off.

As Yulia curled up in her seat, Lena couldn’t stop the grin that was spreading across her face.

Awwww. Ugh! Quit with the mushy thoughts! Lena shook her head to once again clear her thoughts. She quickly glanced at Yulia, taking in the sight of her curled up on the passenger seat, her feet tucked under her as she used her arms as a pillow against the back of the seat.

Lena couldn’t ignore the fuzzy warm feeling she was getting. Do I feel something towards her that’s more than friendship? Ohhh boy. This is not good. Now what am I going to do?

haku
06-07-2004, 05:55
Wow, d2d, that's one huge update! Thanks :rose:

And sorry about all your computer problems, you seem to have *a lot* of those, lol.


Well, first, woo hoo for the previous chapter! (I know it's at tatu*us but i can't post over there for tecnical reasons at the moment, lol) Yulia got violated by an animal, which means Lena will have to run naked! :liplick: I'll sure be waiting for that chapter!
(i think a part of Lena wanted to run naked, lol, because Yulia had warned her before of what she would have to do if an animal violated her, and Lena deliberately made that chipmunk violate Yulia)


Now this chapter... Woo, i'm as tired as Yulia, all those rides.
There was a lot of closeness in this chapter, really nice, several cute moments between the two of them. :) And lol, Lena is getting a lot of heat in her body.


Now a few random comments and i'm going to bed because the sun is actually rising here, lol.
Lena reached under the railing with her foot and quickly kicked the guy in the shinYeah! Go Lena! Kick his slimy butt-pincher ugly ass! *punch* *crack* *smash* Stupid guy.


Yulia teased as she pointedly stared at Lena’s chest and pointed at her erect nipples.Ok, lol, like i need that kind of mental image just before going to bed... :lalala:


Hey, scared guy with a peanut for a dick! Will you SHUT THE HELL UP and act like a MAN ?!LMAO!!! That's a bit unfair though, men have the right to be scared too, we're being told to express our feelings but when we do we're being told to act like men... that's confusing... :lalala: Same thing for the "peanut for a dick" comment, when things are going well we're being told that size doesn't matter, but if things get sour suddenly we are not big enough... :lalala: Girls are cruel.

Ok, enough whining, time to go to bed thinking about Lena's wet breasts and erect nipples. :D

Veggie Delite
06-07-2004, 13:36
“Yeah, I can tell!”
“*Somebody’s* headlights are on!”

:lol:
poor lena, always gets embaressed :D


you know we missed you here a lot! so good to read updates here :)

dare2dream28
11-07-2004, 03:10
haku---Awwwwwww. *pats haku on the shoulder* Yes, girls can be cruel at times, but only when men are absolutely annoy the hell out of us (or in Yulia's case, dare to make her 'best-friend' :heh: nervous). Some guys call us fat, so we call them on their size. It's a love-hate thing. :gigi: Oh, and I'm sure you had a wonderful image in your mind just before bed time. I don't think the image after this chapter will be as pleasant. LOL :D

$in---Well I'm happy to know that you missed me. :) I won't ever not post here again! And yeah, poor Lena. I swear she'll be a permanent shade of red if Yulia keeps this up. hehe


Chapter 54 (part 1)

It was nearly 11:30 p.m. when Lena pulled into her driveway. Yulia was still fast asleep so Lena decided to bring all their stuff in the house and then wake her up.

“Yuuulia. Yuulia. We’re home.” Lena said softly as she gently shook Yulia’s shoulder.

As usual, Yulia grunted and turned over.

“Yulia, you’re in the car. You need to go in your bed. C’mon.” Lena gently shook Yulia again.

Yulia groaned, turned over back to Lena, and put her arms around Lena’s neck.

“Carry me. Too tired to walk.” Yulia mumbled.

What the heck?! Carry her?? “Yulia, you have to walk. I can’t carry you.”

“Leeeeeeenaaaaaa. Pweeeeaasseee?” Yulia said in a sleepy voice as she nuzzled the space where Lena’s neck met her shoulder.

A wave of shivers went through Lena’s body when Yulia nuzzled her. Oh boy.

“Fine, but I’m not carrying you up the stairs.” Lena picked Yulia up under her knees with one hand and used the other to brace Yulia’s back. Ooof! Good thing you’re so small. Yulia tightened her grip on Lena’s neck and buried her head in Lena’s neck as Lena made their way into the house.

Finally, Lena couldn’t take it anymore. Yulia’s hot breath on her neck was definitely making her get goosebumps.

“Alright Yulia, time to walk.”

Yulia let out a groan of protest and shook her head.

Seeing that Yulia wasn’t going to get down anytime soon, Lena sat down on the foot of the stairs to give her arms a rest. What am I going to do with her? I can’t make it up the stairs with her. We’d both fall. I guess she’ll just have to sleep on the couch.

Lena summoned up her energy and lifted Yulia. She gently placed Yulia on the couch and put a pillow underneath Yulia’s head. Lena quietly went upstairs and returned to the couch with a blanket. As she tucked Yulia in, Lena couldn’t help but smile at how Yulia snuggled up to the back of the couch in her sleep.

“Goodnight.” Lena whispered as she brushed away a stray piece of hair from Yulia’s face.

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As Lena lay in her bed, she stared up at the bunk above her. It’s too quiet. Lena had grown accustomed to Yulia’s little sounds while they slept and now, knowing that she wasn’t fast asleep above her made it harder for Lena to doze off into dreamland. I hope she doesn’t freak out when she wakes up. Maybe I should just bring her back up here. Or maybe I’ll go down there and sleep on the sofa. Yeah.

Lena was on her way down the hall when she was startled to see someone coming up the stairs.

“Yulia?” Lena softly called out.

“Yeah.” Yulia said drowsily.

“Everything okay? How come you’re up?”

“Stupid Gabby licked me in the face and took my blanket.” Yulia pouted.

Lena had to hold back her laughter. Gabby was known as the blanket thief in the house, but she didn’t think she would steal it right off of Yulia while she was sleeping.

“What are you doing?” Yulia asked.

“Oh..um…nothing. Just going to get a drink. Want one?” Lena fibbed.

“Nah.” Even in her sleepy state Yulia noticed Lena’s ‘Shania smirk’ at the mention of one of her songs. Yulia rolled her eyes. “I mean, NO, you Shania freak.”

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Yulia had a hard time falling asleep since she took the nap on the car ride home. Poor Lena. I hope her knee is feeling better. Oh my gosh! She carried me from the car to the house! How could I not have thought about her knee?! Awww I’ll have to make it up to her tomorrow.

Yulia continued to reflect on their fun day, when she remembered one important piece of information. The chipmunk violated me! Ha! That means Lena has to run naked in the woods! Heehee. Yulia grinned evilly as she looked at the clock. 12:30 a.m. Everyone should be asleep by now.

Yulia silently crept off her bed and sat down on Lena’s.

“Leeeeena. You need to wake up.” Yulia gently shook Lena’s shoulders. After such a long day, Lena was tired so she was sleeping like a log.

Hmmm. She’s out. Wonder if this will wake her up. Yulia softly called out Lena’s name while she tickled her feet. Yulia smiled as she suppressed a laugh when Lena began to twitch and actually kicked the air, just like Rebel does when she tickles his paws. Like owner, like dog. Yulia chuckled quietly.

After a couple seconds of tickling Lena’s feet, Yulia moved up to her stomach and ran her fingers across it. Yulia let out a small yelp in surprise when Lena grabbed her hand, threw it off her stomach, and quickly sat up.

“Yulia?!” Lena gasped and let out a sigh of relief. “Goodness I thought you were a spider crawling up my shirt!”

Yulia snorted. “Since when are you afraid of spiders, Miss Croc Hunter Jr.?”

“Like you wouldn’t freak if you felt something crawling up your shirt in your sleep? Riiight. Anyway, why’d you wake me up? What time is it?” Lena went to look at the clock, but Yulia was blocking her view.

“It’s 12:30 and you need to hurry up. Go in the bathroom, get naked, and come out with a towel.” Yulia stated.

What did she just say?? “Wait a minute…did you just tell me to get naked?” Lena asked, confused. I must still be sleeping.

“Yep. Go get nekked. Time for you to run out in the woods in your birthday suit, you animal charmer you.” Yulia said. Oh I am *so* going to get some good blackmail pictures!

“You can’t be serious.” Lena said in disbelief. She must be out of her mind!

“What? Are you too chicken? You afwaid the big bag animawls gonna getcha in the dark?” Yulia’s voice oozed with challenge. She knew that making it sound like Lena was afraid of something would easily get her to do it, just to prove her wrong.

Lena narrowed her eyes. “No I am not afraid of the animals. Like *I* of all people would be scared by an animal.” Lena huffed. Huh. Think I’m afraid of animals in the dark, does she? I’ll prove her wrong! Then we’ll see who’s afraid!

Ten minutes later Yulia was standing outside with a flashlight and a camera hidden in her pants that Lena didn’t know about, while Lena stood on the edge of the tree line wearing only a towel.

“Okay. On three you have to take off the towel and then run around the woods in a circle around your house.” Yulia instructed. And then when you come out, I’ll shine the flashlight on you and say, ‘cheese’!

“Got it.” Lena responded. Yeah, we’ll see who will be afraid of animals in the dark.

“One, two, three, GO!”

Lena dropped the towel and took off in the woods, holding her arms out in front of her eyes so she didn’t run into any branches. She tried to run just on her tip toes to minimize the chances of her stepping on any sticks or thorns. About half way around the house, Lena stopped and ducked down. Okay. I’ll lure her in the woods and then when she gets close enough, I’ll poke her with a stick and then laugh as she freaks and runs away. Perfect!

Yulia became very alert when she didn’t hear the rustling of Lena running.

“Lena?” Yulia called out cautiously. Where is she? Did she fall?!

“Lena!” Yulia called out again. She started walking towards the last place where she heard Lena running, but stopped when she heard some slight rustling in the bush. There you are! I bet this is a trick! Well, we’ll see who tricks who this time.

Lena stared at Yulia and smiled when she stopped not too far from her. Her smile faded when Yulia started to walk to an area in front of her. What is she doing?

Yulia crept up to the spot where she heard the sound. Alright, time to get some pictures! Yulia readied herself and then suddenly leaped to the spot, flashlight on and camera ready.

“HA! NOW WHO’S LAUGH—AHHHHHHHH!!!” Yulia screamed as she saw a black and white stripped tail lift up and spray the most horrible odor she has ever smelled in her life.

Lena immediately jumped up at Yulia’s scream, but when she heard and smelled the too familiar stench, she couldn’t decide whether to laugh or to cringe.

“LEEENNNAAAAAA!!!!!!!” Yulia yelled. “WHAT IN THE HELL DID THAT THING JUST DO TO ME?!”

Lena ran to get her towel, wrapped it around herself, and then returned to a fuming mad Yulia. Well, she didn’t go within a yard of her, but still, she was as close as she wanted to get to her.

“Yulia, I regret to inform you that you’ve just been sprayed by a skunk.” Lena bit her lip to hold in her laughter as she saw the look of realization, horror, and then rage cross Yulia’s face.

“Lena, OH MY GOSH! Find it, kill it, and make it into a damn hat! THAT’S IT! ANIMALS SUCK! Your freaken North American animals can KISS MY RUSSIAN ASS!”

Yulia stared hard at Lena when she saw the smirk cross Lena’s face.

“Oh, you think this is funny? You think me getting sprayed by a freaken SKUNK is freaken FUNNY?!? WELL, FUNNY THIS, ANIMAL LOVER! AHHHHH!!!”

Lena’s eyes grew to the size of spaceships when she saw that Yulia had taken off running towards her.

Lena turned around and sped off as fast as she could around the house, while Yulia was right on her heels.

“I’m going to freaken rip that towel off you and freaken hit you in the butt with it until it’s as red as your hair and then I’ll smother you in my shirt so you can stink to! This’ll teach you and your damn animals to mess with me!!!!!”

Wait, she thinks *I* had something to do with this?! How was I supposed to know a skunk would be there?! “Yulia, I didn’t do it! I didn’t know a skunk would be there! I swear!” Lena managed to say through breaths of air while she ran around the house.

“Yeah, and you’re not a Shania fan!” Yulia spat back.

Lena had slowed down a bit at the mention of Shania. What’d she say? This allowed Yulia to quickly catch up.

“GOTCH YA!” Yulia yelled as she tackled Lena.

“Yulia, NOOOOOO!!!! ACK! GET OFF!” Lena struggled to get the very smelly Yulia off of her, knowing the smell would rub off and seep into her hair or anything else Yulia touched since the spray was still so fresh.

“Not so funny now, is it, PEPPY LE PUE?!” Yulia placed as much of her own body as possible over Lena’s to rub off as most of the stench as she could. If I gotta smell, then so does she!

“What in the blazes is going on here?!?” Mr. Katina hissed, still in his bathrobe.

“AHHH!” Both girls yelled, completely startled.

“Lena, why are you in a towel?” Mr. Katina looked sternly from Lena lying on the ground in a towel to Yulia, whose body was spread out all over Lena’s at the moment.

Both Yulia and Lena scrambled to stand up. Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit! Lena nervously thought. How are we going to explain *this*?!

Veggie Delite
12-07-2004, 12:50
Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit! How are we going to explain *this*?!
i'd really like to see that :gigi:


pwease-pwease update soon *sad puppy eyes*

teeny
17-07-2004, 14:49
you know we missed you here a lot! so good to read updates here
Yeah to that.. I read the first many chapters in here only to find out updates moved to tatu . us. Not that I don't like reading in there but my computer converted ' and other signs into a weird serie of signs instead. But I soon mastered knowing that #[&& or so was a ' :laugh: I was too lazy to see if the problem would be solved with reading in Internet Explorer.
Btw, veggie, you hotlinked the wrong update in the quick link. You missed a part of the chapter before the linked one. But old news so just a heads up.. hehe

(i think a part of Lena wanted to run naked, lol, because Yulia had warned her before of what she would have to do if an animal violated her, and Lena deliberately made that chipmunk violate Yulia)Yeah I agree Haku. I think Lena planned it aswell, cos was kinda strange that the peanut found it's way down there if it wasn't planned ;) And even if it hadn't worked Yulia was left on the sofa with the dog (sorry can't remember name :o ) who was bound to lick her face or steal the blanket.. Running in the woods naked was not really up for discussion at all :D yay..

haku
18-07-2004, 04:03
I don't think the image after this chapter will be as pleasant. LOLLOL, yeah, i was eagerly waiting for the scene with Lena running naked, and i have to admit that it didn't turn out like i had imagined... :lalala: (Not that i had imagined much, just Lena running... naked... bouncing boobs... flowing red hair... at that point my mind generally stops working, lol)

Anyway... whatever nice image i had in my head at first, addind a skunk and a dad in it is more than enough to ruin everything, lol. Damn animals and dads! :bebebe:

Ok... How do you explain to your dad why you are half naked outside with your exchange student rubbing her body against yours... One of the girls is going to have to think fast. :D

And finally, i'd say that in my opinion Lena didn't respect her part of the deal, she didn't run naked around the house and Yulia got violated again! So she should have to do it again! But the girls should choose a time when they are alone (or go away near that lake like they did a long time ago) so that they can frolic at their leisure. :D

Thanks for the update d2d. :rose:


I think Lena planned it aswell
Absolutely. :) Lena is starting to have feelings for Yulia and i think she enjoyed the idea of Yulia seeing her naked, i'm sure she was hoping to see Yulia gaping at the sight of her naked body. She was probably dissapointed that Yulia asked her to do that in the middle of the night since Yulia could not see her.

dare2dream28
23-07-2004, 05:07
$in---Sorry to keep you from an update for so long, but had computer probs (again! stupid pos computer!) and kept getting called into work. Hopefully these next TWO updates will make up for last week's lack of one. :)

teeny---Yeah, I noticed that over at tatu*us that all those weird symbols kept popping up. It happened after the site had been hacked & the founders had to save it. I dunno, but it annoys the hell out of me.

haku---The girls sure do have some explaining to do! And LOL@where your mind generally stops working. I'm surprised you got that far thinking about Lena and still manage to function. LOL j/k :p

So finally, here's an update for you guys! :)

Chapter 54 part 2

“Lena, why are you in a towel?” Mr. Katina looked sternly from Lena lying on the ground in a towel to Yulia, whose body was spread out all over Lena’s at the moment.

“Ummm…errrrm….that is….” Lena stammered. I can’t tell him the *real* reason!

“Because she was about to get in the shower and…” Yulia began.

“A shower? At 12:30 in the morning?!” Mr. Katina firmly questioned.

“I guess she just felt dirty, I don’t know. She likes to take showers at night. Right, Lena?”

“Umm..right. Yep!” Lena fidgeted with one end of her towel, refusing to look up at her dad.

“Okayyy. And you’re outside because…?” Mr. Katina continued.

“We’re outside because…because I felt like coming outside for some fresh air…” Yulia started to say.

“HA! Now I know you’re lying. Alright girls, I’m not sure *what* you’re up to, but I’ll find out. I’ll be watching.” Mr. Katina stated with a hint of warning in his voice.

“You think we’re lying because I said I wanted some fresh air?? Oh come on, Mr. Katina. Give Lena a little more credit here. She has actually gotten me to like the outdoors…a little…since I’ve been here.” Yulia crossed her arms over her chest.

Lena looked at Yulia with a mild shocked expression. Does she mean that, or is she just saying that to make her story believable?

Mr. Katina raised his eyebrow at Yulia. “Reallllly? Well, that’s a small miracle I’m sure.” If that’s true, then job well done Lena. “Okay then, how do you explain your…position when I came out here?”

Shit! “Well, when I got sprayed by the skunk, I screamed and ran. I guess Lena heard me scream so she started running in my direction and then BOOM we banged into each other.” Yulia quickly replied.

“Shouldn’t you have fallen backwards then?” Mr. Katina questioned. I’ll find out what’s going on.

“Umm…nooo…because…” Yulia stammered and looked to Lena for help.

“Uhh…No because she was so scared that she grabbed onto me, which made me fall on top of her. You know how freaked out she gets outside, Dad, with the dirt and all.”

“Hey! I am not *that* prissyl!” Yulia said in defense, earning a ‘shut the hell up so he’ll believes us’ glare from Lena.

Mr. Katina looked back and forth between the girls. I’ll deal with this later. “Well, I’m going to go get the tent and some sleeping bags because you two are not sleeping in the house smelling like that.”

A few minutes later, Mr. Katina returned from the house.

“Lena, I brought you a nightgown. You girls better be more careful. I *will* be watching.” Mr. Katina warned as he set their stuff down. Let that make them think twice before they try and trick me.

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They were in the tent for less than ten minutes when Lena promptly sat up.

“That’s it! We have the windows unzipped, the door flap open, and the top flaps down and it *still* stinks in here! I’m going outside. I need some fresh air!” Lena huffed as she began to gather up her sleeping bag.

“You’re going outside?? Awww, c’mon Lena! Don’t leave me by myself in here!” Yulia pouted.

“I thought you said that you were beginning to like the outdoors?” Lena questioned. [/i] Let’s see if she really meant it or not.[/i]

“Well…I do…kinda…but only if you’re with me! And you being outside the tent is *not* with me.” Yulia gently grabbed Lena’s arm. “Please?”

Lena sighed. “Yulia, I can’t sleep in here. It’s just way too stuffy. Look, I’ll be right at the opening of the tent so if you get scared, just poke your head outside, okay? There’s no boogey man to worry about. And even if there was, I don’t think he’d get within ten feet of us anyway.”

“Okay.” Yulia said softly.

Lena placed her sleeping bag outside and was just about to fall asleep when she felt something knock all the air out of her.

“OOOOFF!” Lena gasped as Yulia unknowingly placed her hand, as well as all of her weight, on Lena’s stomach.

“What the—Lena?! Geeze, when you said right at the opening of the tent, I didn’t think you meant it literally! I’m sorry! Are you okay?” Yulia asked, concerned.

Lena sat up and coughed a little to get her breath back. “Yeah.” Lena squeaked. “What are you doing?”

“Ohh…well…I decided to come out here and you know, look at the stars or whatever.” Yulia said as she placed her sleeping bag beside Lena’s.

“Uh-huh.” Lena said sarcastically.

“What? I like the stars. You just tell your animal friends to stay away from me tonight.”

“Arrrooooooooooohisssssshiisssssssswhooooowhoooo ocawwwwwwwcawwwwwwww!” Lena smirked at Yulia.

“Smartass.”

“You know it.”

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“Yulia, are you awake?” Lena whispered.

Yulia turned to face Lena. “Yeah. What’s on your mind?”

Lena hesitated a little before finally talking. “Did you mean what you said to my dad? Do you really enjoy the outdoors?”

“Well…it depends. I mean, the animals sure do freak me out when they get a little too…what’s the word…curious with me, but I do enjoy the time I spend with you outside, believe it or not.”

“Really? You wouldn’t rather be shopping or getting your nails done or something?” Lena asked, still unsure.

“Leeeeenaaaaa.” Yulia playfully hit Lena on the shoulder. “Yes, I like doing the girly stuff, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy our little adventures…Strawberry Girl.” Yulia winked at Lena, who blushed at the comment.

Just then Yulia shivered and started to unzip her sleeping bag. She started to unzip Lena’s as well when she was stopped by Lena’s hand.

“What are you doing?” Lena asked.

“I’m cold.” Yulia simply stated.

“Well then, why don’t you zip *up* your sleeping bag and leave mine alone?”

“Nooo. We can use yours to sleep on and then use mine as a blanket, that way I’ll get warmer by our body heat.” Yulia explained as she began to unzip Lena’s bag again.

Body heat?? What?! “Woah, woah, woah. Waaiiiit a minute. Why don’t you just go back into the tent?” Lena suggested. No no nooo. No body heat. *No* body heat!

“Like I said before, you’re outside the tent, so I’ll be outside the tent. Now quit fussing and help me.”

By the time everything was set up, Yulia was only a few inches away from Lena.

Ahhh, *much* better. Yulia thought as she snuggled as close as she dared to Lena.

Too hot. Getting *way* too hot. How am I going to sleep tonight? Lena was nervous as hell sleeping this close to Yulia. Sure, they slept close together before on their camping trip, but now it was different for some reason Lena couldn’t explain. All she knew was that her emotions were running wild. This is going to be a *long* night.

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When Lena’s eyes fluttered open in the morning, she was instantly aware of two things: 1) the horrible smell clouding her nostrils and 2) the extra weight on one side of her body.

Please be Rebel, please be Rebel, please be Rebel. Lena repeated to herself as she turned her head.

Ohhhhh boy. Lena looked over to see that sometime during the early morning hours Yulia had managed to maneuver her head onto Lena’s shoulder while draping her arm across Lena’s stomach.

Lena gulped. She felt like an electric shock was running all through her body and it made her too nervous to move. Okay. Think Lena. How can you move without waking Yulia up?

The creaking of the back door made Lena completely forget about her concern in not disturbing Yulia. She shot up like she’d been stung and jumped as far away from the sleeping bags as possible.

Yulia grumbled when her favorite pillow suddenly disappeared from underneath her.

“What happened?” Yulia mumbled while rubbing her eyes.

“Someone’s coming. Time to get up.” Lena said fretfully. Oh gosh oh gosh oh gosh. What if someone saw us like that?!

“Girls! I left breakfast for you on the porch table because frankly, you stink and I’m not going near you.” Mrs. Katina chuckled. “I’ll be back in a little bit with some stuff to get rid of that horrible smell. Oh and Lena, Rebel’s outside. Be sure to let him in.”

“Thanks, Mom!” Lena yelled across the yard. Just then, Rebel came down the porch steps.

“Rebel! Hey boy! C’mere, Reb!” Lena called enthusiastically to Rebel.

Rebel started to walk over towards Lena, but once he got a whiff of her rather strong new smell, he began to whine and quickly started running far, far away.

“HEY! GET BACK HERE!! REBEL!!!!” Lena yelled with a look of utter disbelief on her face.

Rebel stopped, turned to face Lena, sneezed, and then ran off back to the house.

“Disloyal dog. See if I pay him attention next time he rolls in a dead fish.” Lena grumbled as she pouted.

“You *know* we stink when your own dog won’t go near you. I mean, he eats his own shit and *we* just repulsed *him.*” Yulia commented with a smile.

“Shut up.”

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“Okay girls, I’m back. I bought a skunk remover solution from ‘Petsmart.’ Put the solution onto a cloth before you apply it to your face and don’t get it in your mouth, eyes, or nose.” Mrs. Katina said.

“So we don’t have to use tomato juice?” Lena questioned.

“Nope! I asked around and the people told me that tomato juice just covers up the skunk smell. It has something to do with the chemicals in the skunk spray. Anyway, just apply the solution to your body and let it evaporate; then you can take a shower.”

“One last thing, girls. Do this *outside* because if that smell gets in the house, you will spend the rest of the year cleaning until it’s gone.” Mrs. Katina advised. “I’ll go get your bathing suits.”

They took turns changing in the tent. Lena was extremely hesitant in coming out of the tent as Mrs. Katina had grabbed the one and only bikini Lena owned, which Mrs. Katina had bought in hopes of giving Lena a nudge to not be so afraid of showing off just a little.

I can’t believe this. I can *not* believe she got the freaken bikini!!!! UGH! Lena thought, frustrated.

“Lena, what’s taking so long? Remember, one leg at a time.” Yulia joked. Hearing no response, Yulia took a step forward to the tent. “Don’t make me go in there and pull you out.”

“Alright, alright. But if you say *one* word, I will tie you up, cover you with seed, and leave you at the mercy of the squirrels.” Lena warned.

Lena took a deep breath and ever so slowly emerged from the tent.

WOAH. Yulia just stared at Lena for a moment, taking in the sight of her friend in a navy blue bikini, revealing her smooth stomach, cute freckles, toned legs, and well endowed chest. Yulia shook her head slightly once she noticed Lena was beginning to squirm under her gaze.

“Uhhh…you look…nice.” Yulia said. Nice my ass! She is *hot*.

“Let’s just get this over with, okay?” Lena felt very insecure with the lack of clothing.

“Okay.”

While they each applied the solution to themselves, Yulia couldn’t help but steal glances of Lena. Good God almighty, she has a rockin’ body. These thoughts were not all that new to Yulia, but she had just recently stopped pushing them aside. There is just no denying how beautiful she is, inside *and* out.

“Why are you looking at me like that?” Lena questioned warily.

Shit, I’m caught! “Umm…because…because I was going to ask if you could apply this stuff to my back. I can’t reach it.”

Crap! “Ooookay.”

Yulia laid down on her stomach while Lena squirted some of the liquid onto her back.

Ohhh that feels *so* good. Yulia thought as Lena rubbed the solution all over her skin. Time to return the favor.

“Thanks. Okay, now it’s your turn.” Yulia said as she got up.

My turn? Nope. Don’t need a turn. “No, that’s okay. I’ll be fine.” Lena protested.

“I don’t think so! I’ll be damned if you sleep in the room with that awful smell on your back. Lie down and turn over.” Yulia instructed.

Gosh she’s so tense. Yulia thought as she rubbed the solution onto Lena. Feels like she could use a massage. Yulia slowly began to knead Lena’s back.

What is she doing?? Lena’s mind shouted at her to get up and run, but her body was enjoying this too much to move. Against her mind’s orders, Lena’s body began to relax and her shoulders slightly fell to the sides in relief.

“Feel good?” Yulia whispered.

“Mmmm.” Lena felt completely at ease now, former worries forgotten. This feels *soo* nice. Her hands can work some magic. Lena felt so comfortable that she didn’t even hear the creaking of the back door on the porch.

“Girls, how’s it coming along? Can you notice a difference?” Mrs. Katina asked.

Lena’s eyes flew open and her first response was to scoot away, but she was stopped by Yulia’s hands slightly holding her down, a silent signal to stay calm.

“Yeah! I’m putting some on Lena’s back so no one will pass out if they have to walk behind her.” Yulia said.

Mrs. Katina chuckled. “Good idea, Yulia! Thanks for thinking of our senses.”

“No problem!” Yulia yelled back to Mrs. Katina as she went back inside.

“I can’t believe she didn’t freak out. Wow. She didn’t even comment or anything.” Lena said, very surprised as she stared at the back door.

“Why *would* she freak out, Lena? It’s not like I’m going to burn you every time I touch you or something.” Yulia sat back on her heels so she could look Lena in the eyes.

“I know…it’s just, well, I just…I just don’t normally let anyone rub my back or whatever…you know what I’m trying to say. So I’m surprised that she didn’t make a big deal out of it. It didn’t even seem to bother her.”

“Well then, that’s great. Now will you stop acting like you’re going to jump out of your skin every time your mom’s around and I just happen to be closer than, let’s say, I don’t know, a foot from you?” Yulia grinned.

Lena returned Yulia’s sarcastic grin. “Yeah, yeah. I guess so.”

“Good.” Yulia said with a hint of triumph in her voice. Now we’re making some progress.

Chapter 55 (part 1)

The next morning while getting ready for school, Yulia turned to Lena.

“Are you sure you can’t smell anything?” Yulia asked for the tenth time that morning.

“YES, Yulia. For the last time, you don’t smell like a skunk, a rotten egg, or a dead animal. Although if you put on any more of that perfume you’re going to make people get dizzy.” Lena plugged her nose and waved her hand in the air for emphasis.

“Well I’d rather smell like perfume than some spray that came out of a skunk’s ass.”

Despite herself, Lena laughed at Yulia’s comment. “Well, let’s go. We need to leave now so we won’t be late.”

As usual, Lena’s definition of ‘late’ made them arrive at school fifteen minutes before everyone else so once again they were the first in the classroom.

“Good morning, girls!” Miss Jamison said as she entered the classroom. “The day that I beat you here will be the day that it rains cats and dogs, for sure.”

Lena smiled. “So how’s the crow?”

“Oh that thing is too smart for its own good! It figured out how to unlock its cage so at one o’clock this morning it got out and went around tormenting our kittens, the poor things.”

“It’s staying with you? I thought you put it in a rehab place.” Lena questioned.

“Oh…well, my roommate decided that we could take care of it at our place. It’s just easier that way. So, how was your weekend?” Miss Jamison asked.

Lena and Yulia just looked at each other with a knowing glance.

“Let’s just say skunks suck.” Yulia said.

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“Hey!” Igor said when Yulia walked into the classroom.

“How was your weekend?” Igor asked once Yulia sat down.

“Don’t ask.” Yulia replied as she brought out her books.

“Sounds like it didn’t go to well. Would it make you smile if I said that this weekend could be a lot better?” Igor said.

“What do you mean?” Yulia asked, confused.

“Yulia, would you go out with me this weekend? I could take you to dinner and movie or something. You know, just have some fun.” Igor suggested.

It wouldn’t hurt just for one night, right? Just to be nice to him. “Well, ummm…I guess so.” Yulia said.

A smile spread from ear to ear across Igor’s face. “Great! I’ll come by your house Friday at 6, okay?”

“Okay.” Yulia responded, lacking the enthusiasm Igor had.

Throughout the rest of class, Yulia could only think about this weekend. Why did I have to be nice? Why couldn’t I have just said ‘no’ to him? Yulia chewed on the lid of her pen. And why can’t I shake this feeling that I’m letting Lena down?

Yulia dreaded the rest of the classes she had that day with Igor and tried her best to will time to speed up.

It was finally the end of the day and she practically rushed out the door to go find Lena at the library. Usually she would wait for Igor to walk with her, but not today.

“Hey, what’s the rush?” Lena asked, noticing Yulia’s quick pace.

“Oh, nothing. Just can’t wait to go home.” Yulia said.

“Bad day in class?” Lena asked. What’s up with her?

“Yeah, you could say that. Anyways, let’s just go.” Yulia said as she led the way out the door.

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“That’s weird. Mom’s home a little early.” Lena said as she pulled into her driveway.

“Maybe she got off work early.” Yulia said as she gathered her stuff and got out of the car.

“Hey Mom. Why are you home?” Lena said when she walked through the door.

“Well gee, nice to see you too, dear.” Mrs. Katina said, earning a snicker from Yulia.

“You know what I mean. Nothing’s wrong, is there?” Lena said.

“No, nothing’s wrong. I just got to come home early because I finished everything at work a little earlier than scheduled. Anyways, I think you’ll be happy to know that you have a special letter on the table for you.”

“I DO?! WOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!” Lena shrieked in excitement like a little girl and sprinted for the table.

Yulia just looked at Lena like she was a mad woman, and then to Mrs. Katina for explanation.

“It’s her Shania fan club letter.” Mrs. Katina explained and smiled when she saw Yulia roll her eyes.

“Figures. I’m surprised she didn’t rip the envelope to shreds by now.” Yulia said.

“What? And ruin the precious thing? No, she *has* to save each and every one for her scrapbook.” Mrs. Katina said, her voice thick with sarcasm.

“AHHHHHHH!!!! OHHHH MYYY GGAAAAWWWDDDDD!!!!!!! PAPER BAG!! NOW!!! QUICK!!!” Lena screamed as she was on the verge of hyperventilating.

Both Yulia and Mrs. Katina just about had a heart attack at Lena’s explosion.

“OHMYGAWDSHANIA’SCOMINGHEREFORACONCERTANDTHERE ’SCHANCEFORBACKSTAGEPASSESAND…” Lena shot off at a mile a minute.

“HOLD UP!” Yulia yelled as she thrust her hands in the air. “Lena, I know you’re excited and all, but we can’t understand a word you just said. Take a deep breath and talk like a normal person who’s *not* on speed.”

Lena took a dramatic huge breath. “OKAY. Shania…here…CONCERT…chance to win backstage passes…HERE…THIS WEEKEND!!! AAHHHHHHH!!!!! We are *so* camping out this weekend!!!!!!!! OHMYGAWD I can bring my face paint and wear my favorite Shania t-shirt and OH you can borrow one of course and…”

“WOAH! Wait a minute!” Yulia interrupted. “*We* are camping out this weekend? How did *I* get involved in this campout?” Yulia asked.

“Yulia, it’s part of your American experience so you *are* coming with me!”

“What the…SHE’S CANADIAN!!!! How is *that* part of my *American* experience?!” Yulia fired back. I don’t think I could handle being around a large, very scary group of over-crazed Shania fans and come out of that with my sanity!

“Oh hush. We’re going and we will have fun. YAY!!!! BACKSTAGE PASSES, HERE WE COME!!!!” Lena leaped up in the air and clapped her hands together and skipped upstairs to her room, singing the words to “Rock This Country!” during her overly jolly skipping.

Yulia just looked at Mrs. Katina. “Is she always this giddy over Shania concerts?”

Mrs. Katina laughed bitterly. “Ohhh you think *this* is giddy? You haven’t seen anything yet, Yulia. When she gets on her ‘Shania high’ there is *no* bringing her down. Better you than me camping out all night with the Shania fanatics.”

Mrs. Katina smiled at the panicked look that crossed Yulia’s face.

“I do have a tip for you. Keep her on a leash because you turn your back for one second in the land of Shania freaks and she will be *gone*. It’s like Rebel with the rabbits. He follows his nose, Lena follows her Shania sense.” Mrs. Katina laughed, thinking about the times that she went with Lena to some of the Shania conventions.

One time they traveled a few hours to see a Shania concert so they decided to get a hotel. Lena was wearing one of her Shania shirts when another person in the hotel said, “So *that’s* what I heard.”

“What did you hear?” Lena asked, her eyes very alert.

“I heard really loud, muffled music. I think she’s rehear---”

“The stranger didn’t even finish what she was saying. As soon as Lena heard that Shania was rehearsing, she took off like a bat out of hell and I struggled like anything just to keep her in my sight. Didn’t even have a clue where she was going and she *still* found the place! That was our first time being in that city and I’m still amazed that Lena led us right to the arena.” Mrs. Katina laughed as she relived her memories.

As much as Mr. Katina complained about hearing Shania 24/7, Mrs. Katina was grateful for Shania. Shania was the one thing that Lena actually wanted her to be involved with. They would go on mother/daughter ‘Shania adventures’ to concerts around the state and even to neighboring states on the last tour.

“Well, you two have fun tomorrow at wherever you’re going. But be warned; because of this new tidbit of Shania info, Lena will be soaring high as a kite and will be going a million miles an hour so do your best to keep up.” Mrs. Katina smiled.

“Thanks for the warning.” Yulia said.

As Yulia made her way upstairs, she winced as she heard the oh-so-familiar Shania tunes blaring from Lena’s room. Just kill me now. I’m going to have to deal with Shania overdrive for an entire week! I knew I should’ve bought some ear plus when I had the chance.

Yulia stopped and sighed as she opened the door to her and Lena’s room.

“GREAT!!! You’re here! Now we can start plannnniinnngggg!!!” Lena said in a bubbly voice as she ran up to Yulia, took hold of both her hands, and started to swing her around the room.

What the?! “Okay, who are you and what have you done with Lena?”

“Hehehehehehe. Silly! Okay so yeah now we can figure out what we’re going to pack!” Lena suddenly stopped and then whirled around to look at Yulia. Lena rushed right up and got face to face with Yulia.

“Are you ready, Yulia?” Lena said in a low voice. Lena giggled wildly at Yulia’s confused expression.

“I *said* are you READY Yulia?!” Lena said, in a slightly higher pitched tone.

Yulia rolled her eyes, immediately recognizing the tone from the beginning of the Shania “LIVE!” DVD Lena had made her watch so many times.

“LET’S GO YULIA!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!” Lena screeched as she took Yulia’s hands again and made them do the do-si-do around the room.

Rebel, hearing the high-pitched wooooing going on, decided to come into the room and investigate. When he heard Lena emit the high-pitched wooo noise again, he sat down, tilted his head up in the air and joined in.

“AARRRROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!” Rebel yodeled, scaring the living crap out of Yulia and literally scaring the shit out of Mr. Squeaks, who up until then, was happily running along on his exercise wheel.

“Ahhhh!!!!!!!!” Yulia screamed. “THAT’S IT! You and your dog are officially insane!”

“Yeah, but you like us anyway.” Lena grinned at Yulia.

Yulia gave Lena a toothy smile. “Can’t deny that.” Sorry Igor, I have a much better weekend in mind now, even if it does involve the land of the Shania freaks.

teeny
23-07-2004, 09:11
awwww.. yay.. updates :D Thank you so much, dare

I think I just got responsible for late breakfast with my family. Cos I have the car today and I have to go buy the bread. No problem normally since I sat the clock on time and would have made it early.
But clock started and I went and pushed it forward 30 min. Then I hit power just after waking up, and with not one but TWO ( *jumps around room* ) updates I had to read them before doing anything at all.. so now it's 10am and I still have to shower and drive to my brothers place where my parents sleept. Note it's a 30 min drive or so.. wooooooops..

That being said: YAY in first update chapter seems like Yulia might have a few similar thoughts about Lena, but perhaps not at the same level.. for the moment :D
And Igor will have to wait for sure.. there are nights to be spent in a tent with an extremely happy Lena..

Haku, did you survive bathingsuit incidence?;) I better go get a cold shower.. :lalala:

tatu_rocs
26-07-2004, 05:46
hahaa too cute i think instead of shania twin it should have been amy lee off evanescence!!:D

haku
02-08-2004, 03:14
Haku, did you survive bathingsuit incidence?Barely, Lena in a bikini, that's the next best thing after Lena naked, lol. :dead: Plus, she got massaged by Yulia, argh, i got very hot and quite tensed suddenly. :lalala:
The good thing is that Yulia got a good view (and a good touch) of Lena's hot curvy body (Yulia seems to like boobs :D ), she's hooked, she won't be able to resist now, lol.

Lena seems to be embarassed by her body though, that saddens me, how can she not realize how hot she is. Has anyone given her a hard time about the way she looks, maybe her own father told her something about her being too girly or something :nunu: and she's ashamed to have such a womanly figure?
Well, someone needs to tell her that she's majorly hot! :D


As for Igor, well, he doesn't sound to be an asshole like Zack, but he'll have to find another playground for his teenage boy urges, or he'll just have to date his hand friday night (nothing wrong with that). :p

tatu_rocs
16-10-2004, 11:12
come on wheres an update im dieing here :mad:

Veggie Delite
16-10-2004, 16:17
yeah... see...?

:dead::dead::dead:

dare2dream28
21-06-2005, 01:58
*storms into thread and gives everyone a big bear hug* Heeeelllllloooooooooo everybody!!!!! It is time that I update this thing, eh??? Heck yeah! But first...I must say some things:

First off, a huge huge huge huge HUGE Shania-concert scream worthy THANK YOU to everyone who posted while I was gone. It means a lot to me that you guys actually kept up with the story for so long. Thanks guys. :)

I also wanted to let you know that I will be updating at least once a week, since Parrish has agreed to put me on a type of deadline/grading system where I have to write at least a chapter a week or else I get a 'bad grade.' (hey, it's the only way I work well--under pressure :D ). Anyways, I hope you all are still interested, but if it's been too long, then just let me know.

So without further ado, here, FINALLY is Chapter 55 part 3!!!!

Chapter 55 part 3


Face paint—check. Posters—check. Shania CDs—check. One sleeping bag—check. Paper bag in case hyperventilation occurs—check. Lena was mentally running through her check list as she was driving to the coliseum where the Shania backstage passes contest was going to take place.

“Woooo!! Backstage passes, here we come!” Lena said as she cranked up Shania’s song, “In My Car (I’ll Be The Driver)” from the UP! CD.

“So remind me what we’re doing again? I really didn’t understand your Shania speed talk gibberish the first time you tried to explain the plans for the weekend.” Yulia asked.

“Okay. Here’s the cliffnote version: Arrive at coliseum. Establish camp spot. Meet my Shania friends. Wait for official fan club reps to show up. Participate in contest. WIN contest, and I emphasize WIN the contest. Get backstage passes. Pass out. Come back home. Get it? Got it? Good!”

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As they pulled into the coliseum parking lot, Yulia was surprised to see that there were already ten people forming a line.

“Seriously, Lena. Do these people not have lives? The contest isn’t for another *14* hours and they’re already in line!!!”

“I knew we should’ve left earlier!” Lena complained, causing Yulia to roll her eyes.

As they unloaded the Shania mobile and began walking over to the line, Yulia started to get nervous when she saw a tall, slightly muscular man running full speed at them. Oh my gosh he’s going to rob us! I don’t freaken think so!! He better think twice if he’s going to hurt Lena!

Yulia instantly dropped everything in her hands and pulled out the pepper spray she packed in her purse. “ROB THIS YOU PSYCHO!!” Yulia aimed the pepper spray right in the stranger’s face.

“YULIA!! STOP!!! STOP IT!!!” Lena yelled as she witnessed the man fall to his knees, screaming as the pepper spray savagely stung his eyes.

“That’ll teach him to think about robbing us! Crazy Americans!” Yulia said triumphantly.

“OH MY GOSH, ADAM! Adam are you okay?!?!” Lena rushed to Adam’s side and helped him sit up.

A confused look encompassed Yulia’s face at the sight of Lena helping out the strange man. Suddenly, Yulia’s face transformed from confused to horrified as the name Adam dawned on her. Adam…Adam as in her Shania friend, Adam?? Oh noooooo!

“It burns, it burrrrrrnnnssss! What the hell was *that* for?!?” Adam whined as he rubbed his eyes in pain.

“Don’t do that, it’ll only make it worse! Yulia, get me some water please!” Lena said as she took out a towel from her backpack.

Yulia searched through her book bag and pulled out the bottle of water she packed, quickly handing it to Lena.

“Lena, I’m so sorry! I didn’t know! I thought he was going to rob us!” Yulia said as she watched Lena pour water on Adam’s eyes, washing out the pepper spray.

“You thought I was going to *rob* you?! What the…why?? Did you not see the *Shania* shirt I’m wearing??” Adam practically snarled at Yulia.

“If I would’ve seen the Shania shirt then I would’ve sprayed you even more. You looked like one of those zombies from that ’28 days later’ movie running straight at us like that!” Yulia snapped back. “I said I was sorry! I didn’t know!”

Lena couldn’t help but laugh at the situation. “Alright guys, it was an accident. Let it go. Anyways, the bloodshot red eyes compliment your complexion, Adam. You should thank Yulia.” Lena snickered.

“Really?” Adam instantly brightened up at the pseudo-compliment from Lena.

Lena rolled her eyes as she helped pull Adam up to his feet. “Well, I guess I should introduce you two. Yulia, this is Adam, one of my good Shania buddies. Adam, this is Yulia, my best-friend. She’s visiting with my family for a year from Russia.”

Yulia smiled wildly inside as Lena introduced her as her best-friend, but kept a cool face. “Well Adam, I’m sorry to have left such a bad first impression, but hey, you can’t blame me for getting paranoid when I saw a guy as tall and muscular as you running straight at me.”

“I wasn’t running towards *you*.” Adam glared at Yulia for a split second before softening his eyes towards Lena, giving her a big smile. “It’s so great to see you again!” Adam gave Lena a huge bear hug and much to Yulia’s surprise, Lena returned it equally as enthusiastic.

“Almost everyone from the gang is here.” Adam said, smiling as they walked over to the line.

“Lena!!” The group of Shania fans shouted as each of them made their way over to give Lena a hug.

Wow…this is definitely *not* the Lena I’m used to. Yulia thought as she watched with awe at how Lena was so freely exchanging hugs with these people.

“Yulia, come here. Let me introduce you.” Lena put her arm around Yulia’s shoulder. “Everyone, this is Yulia, my best-friend. She’s a Shania fan in training from Russia.” Lena gave a toothy smile to Yulia and then turned to her friends.

“Can I shake your hand, or will I get pepper spray in my eyes?” Al, a middle aged man joked. “Nah, but really, we’re glad you’re here, Yulia. We always welcome newcomers into the group!”

“Thank you.” Yulia smiled. The fact that Lena still had her arm around her shoulder did not escape her attention. Affection in public! I could get used to this.

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By the time everyone had exchanged greetings and got reacquainted with each other, it was nightfall.

“Feels like it’s going to get a bit chilly tonight.” Lena said as she felt a small shiver down her body.

“I’ll keep you warm.” Adam said with a wink.

“Now Adam, you know that your girlfriend wouldn’t appreciate that. I mean, you know how easily Bailey gets jealous.” Lena said with a smirk.

“Bailey? I don’t think my *cat* counts as a girlfriend.”

“Cats are worse to deal with! And plus, you have cat smell on you. God forbid Rebel smells *cat* on me when I go home. He’ll think I’m a traitor!”

“Ahhh, Rebel. I’ll always just be the ‘other male’ in your life, eh?” Adam slumped, faking hurt.

“Sorry, man.” Lena smiled at Adam, silently acknowledging their long-running game of slight flirting mixed with excuses to why they’d never date each other. “Alright, well I’ll go get the sleeping bags from the car. Be back in a minute.”

When Yulia saw Lena walking back towards the line, she raised her eyebrow when she saw her carrying only one sleeping bag. I could’ve sworn she packed two.

“I only found one. I guess I forgot to pack yours while I was on my ‘Shania high’.” Lena said with a mischievous glint in her eye.

“Who’s up for some Shania trivia??” Anna, Al’s wife, suggested.

As the group sat down in the form of a circle, Yulia was surprised when Lena invited her to sit in between her legs so she could wrap the sleeping bag around them.

“I know it’s getting cold so I figured you could use the heat.” Lena said as she secured the sleeping bag around herself and Yulia.

Yulia smiled up at Lena before snuggling back into the front of Lena’s body. I could *definitely* get used to this.

After about an hour of trivia, Lena was dually impressed with Yulia’s numerous right answers. She really has been studying those Shania note cards I made for her. Wow. It meant a lot to Lena that Yulia actually took the time to learn about Shania’s past even though she knew Yulia really wasn’t all that interested. At that realization, Lena unconsciously gave Yulia a small squeeze, causing Yulia to look up.

“What’s that for?” Yulia questioned.

“Oh, just for being a great friend that’s willing to put up with my fanaticism.” Lena smiled.

“Hey, if I can put up with all your horny animal friends, then I can surely handle your crazy hyperness.” Yulia smiled back at Lena and returned the small squeeze. As Yulia nestled back to her comfortable position against Lena’s front, she took a minute to acknowledge that for the first time in public, Lena seemed to let down most of her walls and show her true self. At that moment, Yulia stopped trying to fight the pleasant sensation of Lena’s body surrounding hers and thought, maybe the land of the Shania freaks isn’t so bad after all.

XSpex
21-06-2005, 03:50
New chapter!!! :D
First of all it's great you are back, hope you have been good all this time :)
I started reading and immediately could remember what this fiction was about. I really like what you write, very sweet, funny and cute situations.

:10x:

Thank you for updating. Also thanks to Parrish for making you write again :D

Veggie Delite
21-06-2005, 13:12
is this real? is dare back?! somebody pinch me :gigi:

:10x::10x::10x:

i have an exam in an hour so i can't read the update now :bebebe:

*huggles dare*

i can't fucking believe you're back :kawai:

Joha84
23-06-2005, 05:22
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS!!!!
When I had finally lost all hopes of reading an update of this fantastic fanfic, I found this wonderful surprise!!!!!!

THANK YOU DARE2DREAM28!!! Thank you for not giving up!!!

I'm so waiting to read the next update :D

Veggie Delite
23-06-2005, 11:16
tsk..tsk... to forget the sleeping bag just like that... :gigi:

Uhaku
23-06-2005, 14:12
heeeeeeey, u updated again! and i just had the time to finish catching up with all the chapters i missed! thanks for continuing this! :D

dare2dream28
28-06-2005, 01:53
Hey guys! Thanks for all the great welcome backs! :D It's good to be writing again!

xSpex[b]--Thank you for the compliment. :) I'm glad to know you enjoyed the update!

[b]Veggie Delite--What a welcome! *pinch* Hey, you asked for it. hehe :p

Joha84--Thank *you* for continuing to read this after so long! I really appreciate it! :D

uhaku--Thanks for still keeping up with this old thing! I'm going to post a reply in your Irish thread (AWESOME story btw. :D )


Chapter 53 part 4

Around four a.m. Yulia felt something gently shake her. “Nooooooo. Rebel, go pee on the floor.”

Lena muffled a laugh at Yulia’s reaction. Rebel had woken both of them up on more than one occasion with his slight whimpering when he had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Lena gently shook Yulia again, but was only met with an aggravated moan.

Yulia went to turn over on what she thought was her bed, but she quickly realized something was odd when she grabbed what felt like part of an arm. What the hell… Yulia slowly moved her hand up the object she thought was an arm and stopped when she felt a mass of thick, curly hair. Ohhh, heh heh. That’s right, I fell asleep on Lena. Well, no rush to get up. Yulia smiled and snuggled into Lena’s neck.

Lena’s heart began to flutter the instant Yulia’s hand went on the move. Woah. This is too much. “You know, the last time I checked, one of my skills to put on a résumé was not that of a personal pillow. Time to get up, snoring beauty.”

“I did *not* snore. And besides, I’m too comfortable. You *do* offer a lot of… cushion.” Yulia smiled as she felt more than saw Lena develop a blush.

“Well, umm…it’s time to get up. More people are here now. Miss Jamison and her roommate arrived while you were sleeping.”

“Did you get any sleep?” Yulia reluctantly pushed the sleeping bag away as she began to stretch.

“I got a little half hour cat nap in, yeah.” Lena said as she stretched her own muscles for the first time since Yulia had fallen asleep while leaning against her. Ohh, finally! What relief!

Yulia quickly jerked her heard towards Lena. “What?! You only slept for a half hour?? How are you going to stay awake for the rest of the day?? What if you fall flat on your face because you’re so tired and then bust your head open on the pavement?! Then what am I going to tell your mom?? ‘Sorry, Mrs. Katina, but your daughter was too doped up on the thought of winning backstage passes to get any sleep so her big, comfy chest finally caused her to topple over, not being awake enough to fight gravity?!?’”

Lena’s jaw fell open as she stared at Yulia with wide eyes and for the second time in less than five minutes, a deep blush made its way up her neck and onto her face.

“Umm, first of all, I never sleep when I camp out for Shania stuff and second of all..yeahhh..I’m…just..gonna…go…over…the re now. Yeahhhh.” Lena gave Yulia a questionable look as she slowly crept over towards some of her Shania friends. Note to self: Never *ever* wake Yulia up from a deep sleep prematurely again for fear of being verbally attacked with insane gibberish.

“Crazy Shania people. No wonder they always seem like they’re on crack—they’re sleep deprived!” Yulia mumbled as she followed Lena.

“Hey girls! This is my roommate, Dana. Dana, these are two of my best students.” Miss Jamison proudly introduced.

“It’s nice to have finally met you. We’ve heard good things about you.” Lena said as she extended her hand to the blonde haired, green eyed woman who was about the same height as herself.

“I’m so glad you’re here! You can save me from all the Shania madness that’s surrounding us.” Yulia said with a smile and a wink as she shook Dana’s hand.

“Shhh, Yulia. I’ve been around this crowd before. You don’t want to make their ‘anti-Shania’ censors go off. I’ve heard urban legends about what they do.” Dana winked back, causing Lena & Miss Jamison to both roll their eyes.

“Anyways, did you two have a fun night?” Miss Jamison asked.

“Heck yeah! I am still the running champ of ‘guess that Shania song.’” Lena boasted proudly.

“I’m sorry to have missed it! We were running a little late because our crow decided to make the toilet his new hiding place for all his toys.”

Lena was about to respond to how cute that was, but her eye quickly caught the attention of a familiar face.

“Oh my gosh, it’s Tracy!!! Tracy’s here!!!!” Lena said excitedly as she slightly jumped up and down.

“Oh my gosh, where???” Miss Jamison said just as eagerly.

“Who is Tracy?” Yulia asked, confused.

“She’s like Shania’s communicator to the fans when she can’t be present herself!!! She’s also the president of the fan club. A damn good one at that!” Lena quickly explained. “C’mon and lets go see what she has to say!!” Lena grabbed Yulia’s hand and practically dragged her to where a crowd of fans was already beginning to form around Tracy.

“Alright all you Shania fans and friends, here’s the deal. There are two, yes two sets of backstage passes that we’ll be playing for today.” Tracy momentarily paused to wait for all the gasps and noise of people breathing into their hyperventilating bags to quiet down. “There will be one contest for the actual fan club members and then a separate contest for the friends of the members. First off, each section (fans and friends) will break up into 5 groups. We’re going to be playing Shania pictionary where a designated person will draw pictures describing Shania’s songs or aspects of her life and the players have one guess to write down on a piece of paper to hold up for judging once the round is over. The person with the most points in each group will play the other winners of the groups for the final round to see who wins the backstage passes. At the end of the day, there will be four people walking away with backstage passes to the upcoming Shania concert. Now, are you ready Shania fans? Let’s go! WOO!”

As everyone readied to go to their designated areas, Lena quickly grabbed Yulia’s hand and turned her around to face her.

“Yulia, I appreciate you coming with me, but I just want to let you know that it’s okay if you don’t win. I mean, I have no doubt in my mind that you’ll do great, but just know that if you don’t win, I won’t hate you or anything. Believe it or not, I *do* value some things more than Shania.” Lena slightly smiled.

“Thanks, Lena. That means a lot.” Yulia returned the smile and gave Lena’s hand a squeeze before turning to walk towards the ‘friends’ designated section.

Please let me win, please let me win, please let me win. Yulia muttered in her head over and over again.I *have* to win! Lena would be so proud of me if I did. The look on her face would be priceless. Then again, if I *did* win, I’d probably have to rush her to the emergency room. Yulia giggled at the thought.

A wave of nervousness hit Yulia as her group sat down and prepared their papers for the contest. Ahh! I’m having brain farts! What’s the title of Shania’s album?? Down? Right? Left? UP!!! That’s it, Up! Whew! Ohhh man.

“Okay, ya’ll ready for the first one?” Carrie, one of the record label representatives asked of her group. “Alright, here I go!” Carrie drew a bumble bee on the big easel of paper and proceeded to draw a big ‘no’ on top of it. Then she drew a dunce cap beside it.

No bee. Okay. No bee. What the hell song is that from?! And what is that hat? Dunce?? Ummm…wait!! Stupid! No bee stupid…Don’t be stupid!!!! I got it! YES! Yulia hurriedly scribbled down the title “Don’t Be Stupid” onto her pad of paper. After 15 more seconds Carrie asked for everyone to hold up their pads of paper and to Yulia’s disappointment, everyone in her group passed the first song.

For the next song, Yulia furrowed her brow as she saw a picture of a rocket being drawn on the easel followed by a picture of a car. Could it be “In My Car (I’ll Be The Driver?)” Wait, no that doesn’t have a rocket in it. Yulia concentrated intensely as leopard print was being drawn. As soon as she saw the leopard pattern, the song clicked in her head. That’s it! It’s that song Lena does that sexy shimmy of hers to! Ohhh what’s the name?? That don’t…That don’t impress me much! Hooyeah! I am good!

Meanwhile, Lena was having a field day. She loved it when her encyclopedia of Shania knowledge was tested. She smiled as she watched two very different sized dogs being drawn with an arrow going from both of them and then uniting to point to a medium sized dog. Mutt. Shania’s husband. They’ve *got* to be kidding to make it this easy!

An hour later, Yulia was on the edge of her seat as points were being tallied. Oh please oh please oh please let me advance!

“And the person to advance from our group is…” Carrie paused for dramatic affect.

I swear if you don’t call the name in one second I’ll shove a piece of grass in your eye! Yulia’s nervousness was definitely getting to her.

“Yulia Volkova!”

“WOOO!!! HOO YEAH!” Yulia jumped from her chair and did a ‘raise the roof’ dance. Time to kick some Shania trivia butt!

Back at the ‘fans’ competition, to no surprise Lena was one of the fans that was picked to advance to the next round. The only bad thing was that both Adam and Miss Jamison were her opponents in the finals round. Oy. Talk about some hard ass competition.

Lena was relieved that on the first drawing of the finals round she could easily pick out the kid-size stick figures and connect it to Kids Café, the charity organization that Shania actively supports to feed hungry kids across North America.

The next drawing was a bit more difficult since it was a drawing of a chain saw, a group of trees, a number 4, and a man stick figure. Luckily Lena figured out that it stood for the time Shania was the ‘foreman,’ or leader of her parents’ forest replanting company they started just before they were killed in a car accident. Lena glanced around as she heard a couple of aggravated grunts and was surprised to see that Miss Jamison was one of the people that made that disappointing noise. Wow, I can’t believe she didn’t get that! Now it’s just down to me and Adam! Oh boy.

Lena’s nerves were on edge, but quickly calmed down when she saw a picture of a swiss cheese being drawn. Oh they’ve *got* to be kidding me! It’s Switzerland…*way* too easy! Lena’s brows furrowed when she saw that some kind of land form was being drawn next to the cheese, which oddly looked like it had part of Mississippi in it. Shit. Oh shit. It could be either Switzerland or Swiss Miss (one of Shania’s nicknames). Oh crap oh crap oh crap! What do I put??? What?!?! It *is* land so maybe it’s supposed to be like ‘swiss land’ which is like ‘Switzerland’. Lena began to feverishly chew her nails as she pondered what to put. Ahh! Only 7 seconds left!! What do I pick?!?! Ahh!!! Switzerland, it has to be Switzerland!!!!

“Lena, Adam, lets see your final guesses.” Tracy said as she watched Adam and Lena hold up their pieces of papers. Her face faltered just a tad when she saw what an answer was to one of the papers.

“Lena, I really hate to say this, but answer was ‘Swiss Miss,’ which means Adam is the winner.” Tracy gave Lena a sympathetic look as Lena’s head fell into her lap and her shoulder slumped over so much that she almost touched the ground.

No no no no no!! Stupid, stupid, stupid!! Why did I pick that?!?! Whyyyyyyyyyy???? Lena felt like she could cry or scream at the moment. She’d do both if there weren’t so many people around. She quickly regained composure and looked over at Adam.

“Congratulations, my friend. It looks like you’ll be able to finally get that hug you’ve been waiting for for the past seven years.” Lena forced a smile.

“Lena, I’m so sorry. I feel so bad for you not winning. I know how much you’ve wanted this for so long. Tell you what, I can take you with me instead! I’m sure Bill won’t mind.” Adam insisted.

“Don’t be silly, Adam! Bill came to the contest with you and I’m sure he’d kick your ass if you took away his one chance to meet ‘the most beautiful chick on earth’ as he likes to say. Besides, you should be overjoyed! This is a once in a lifetime thing, man! Celebrate!” Lena forced another smile, although she was yearning to rip the passes out of Adam’s hand and run with them. I hope Yulia did better than I did today.

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Yulia was so fidgety waiting for the final challenge that it looked like she either had jumping beans in her pants or she really *really* had to pee. It was down to just Yulia and another ‘friend’ for the prize so the pressure to win was on.

Okay, that’s weird…why the hell are they drawing a picture of the Russian flag? What the hell does Shania have to do with Russia?? Yulia stared oddly at the easel as she chewed on the end of her marker. Think. Russia…Shania…Russia…cold...Canada is cold. No wait, we’ve already had Canada as an answer. Hmm. Russia…is in Asia. Asia. Why does that sound familiar? Aaaaasia. Aaaassssiiiaaaa. ASIA!!! AS IN EJA, SHANIA’S SON EJA!!!!! OMG!!!! I GOT IT!!! I GOT IT!!!!! Lena *so* owes me for this if I win!!! OMG I GOT IT!!!! Yulia grinned like a clown on crack as she looked over at her opponent’s frustrated ridden face. You’re going *down*!!

“Okay gals, let’s see your answers.” Carrie smiled brightly when she saw that Yulia had indeed put “Eja” down on her paper.

“Congratulations, Yulia. Lena will be proud.”

“WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!! HOOOO YEAH!!! THAT’S RIGHT!! UH HUH, UH HUH! I LOVE RUSSIA!!” Yulia jumped sky high and imitated Lena’s ‘Shania shimmy’ as she did the funky arm dance in a small circle. “Lena is gonna freaken have a class 10 heart attack, faint, and then piss her pants when she finds out about this!!!! Ohhhh she is going to owe me *big* time! WOOOO!!!!!!!!” Yulia continued to do chicken dance as she celebrated.

In Yulia’s moment of excitement, she suddenly came to a dead stop. Wait a second, this would be an awesome surprise birthday present for Lena next month! Ooooo that would rock her world!

“Dana! I have to ask you a *huge* favor. Will you keep the backstage passes and pretend like you won them so I can give them to Lena later? I want it to be a surprise? Just make sure Miss Jamison doesn’t see them because I’d have to have to use a crowbar to pry them out of her hands.”

“Alright, but if Eilleen (Miss Jamison) *does* find them and then gets her hopes up just to be shot down, I’m going to release my crow on you.” Dana said as she quickly hid the backstage passes in her shirt.

“Awesome!!! Thank you so much!” Yulia started to skip back to the central meeting place of the ‘fans’ and ‘friends’ groups, but she had to remind herself to act defeated. Yulia’s heart fell when she saw the look on Lena’s face as she slowly made her way over. Goodness, it looks as if one of her animals died or something. Poor Lena. I can’t believe she lost! Awww, maybe I should tell her to cheer her up. Yulia thought about telling Lena for a second, and then thought better of it. She’ll be ecstatic if she finds out on her birthday.

“I’m guessing it didn’t go so well?” Yulia said softly as she approached Lena.

“No.” Lena whispered. “How did it go for you?” Lena glanced up with a shimmer of hope in her eyes.

Yulia quickly glanced at the ground and mumbled a “no” in return. She looked up just in time to see the defeated look on Lena’s face return.

“It’s okay. I know you did your best.” Lena said softly.

Argh! I want to tell her so bad! Anything to make her smile again. Yulia thought as she desperately tried to fight the urge to tell Lena that she actually *did* win the backstage passes. Yulia stepped forward and gave Lena a hug. “It’s okay, you’ll get to meet her one day.” Yulia was surprised to feel just how strongly Lena briefly clutched onto her before letting go.

“Yeah, you’re right. I mean yeah, there’s no way she’ll be able to miss me at the concert. I’m going to be a walking glow stick by the time I’m done decorating myself!” Lena said, already starting to feel better as she was rebuilding her confidence in meeting Shania.

“Oh yeah. Who won in your group?” Lena asked Yulia.

“Ohhhh..ummm…don’t say anything, but Dana actually won the passes! She’s going to save it as a surprise for Miss Jamison.” Yulia had to bite the corner of her mouth to stop herself from spilling the beans.

“Oh that’s so freaken awesome!! Miss Jamison is going to flip! Wow! If only I were that lucky!” Lena said excitedly. Yulia had to bite the corner of her mouth to stop herself from spilling the beans. Oh you will. Just wait. You just wait. You’ll be so excited that everyone in America will be able to hear you scream. I’ll make sure you’ll have a birthday that you’ll never forget!

Veggie Delite
28-06-2005, 13:52
what a mofo this yulia :D

she better get a huge ass hug for those backstage passes! yah, lena? :nunu:

Shakrin
02-07-2005, 11:55
ass hug?? whats that?? how can you possibly hug a person with their ass??


EDIT: NVM I got it!! :coctail:

Veggie Delite
03-07-2005, 20:13
rofl

shax babe, you are so amazing and i love you :D

Shakrin
04-07-2005, 09:22
just for the record n i didnt wanna leave u hanging...

i love you too!

:coctail:

dare2dream28
06-07-2005, 23:05
Veggie_Delite & Shakrin OMG ROTFLMAO@ the ass hug stuff!!!! You two literally had me laughing out loud at that! You'll see in the next update just how much I liked the 'ass hug' idea. :D :D Make sure to read my Author's note at the bottom. ;)

Chapter 56 pt 1

On the drive home, it took all the control Yulia had not to burst out screaming that she had actually won the backstage passes. What’s the perfect way to surprise Lena? Well, before I even think about surprising her, I better get some armor fit for a battle since no doubt she’s going to pummel right over me in excitement. Yulia couldn’t help but let a small giggle pass her lips.

“What do you think’s so funny?” Lena asked.

“Ummm…” Think Volkster, think! “I was just thinking, how do you give an ass hug?” Yulia said. Wait…an *ass* hug? Where did *that* come from??

“An *ass* hug? What the hell is that?” Lena gave Yulia a quizzical look.

“Uhh, you know when people say that they gave someone a ‘huge ass hug’? How on earth do you give a hug with your ass? Is that something that you crazy Americans came up with that the rest of the world hasn’t caught on to yet?”

Lena busted out laughing, slightly swerving because of the happy laughter tears that were slightly blurring her vision. “Oh my gosh, Yulia! HAHA! That’s gotta be your new catch phrase! I can see the headlines now: ‘America Obsessed with Ass Hug Fad via Crazy Russian Student; Experts warn against air-quality danger resulting from increased farts.”

“You are *crazy*, you know that?” Yulia laughed. One of the many reasons I can’t get enough of you!


Judging from the regular sounds of Lena’s jeep pulling up to the cabin instead of a combination of tires squealing in addition to blaring Shania music, Mrs. Katina easily deciphered that Lena nor Yulia had won the backstage passes. Oh dear. That girl is going to be pouting around the house for a week! Poor child.

“No luck this time?” Mrs. Katina asked as she looked between Yulia and Lena.

“Nah.” Lena answered. (gold star to anyone who got the Shania song reference hehe)

“It’ll be alright though! We just have to take advice from Shania and be optimistic, right? I have a feeling that you’ll still get to meet Shania somehow.” Yulia added. Hehe!

Mrs. Katina noticed a spark in Yulia’s eyes when she said this, but chose to ignore it.

“We’ll see I guess. Anyways, I’m going to take Rebel out for a walk. You wanna come, Yulia?” Lena asked as she went to get Rebel’s leash.

At the jingle of his leash, Rebel came running into the living room. Right before he made it to Lena, however, he suddenly stopped as he was overcome with a coughing fit. Lena immediately was at his side, afraid to touch him since she wasn’t sure if it would help or hurt him.

“Woah, woah, woah, Rebel. Easy there boy.” Lena rubbed Rebel’s back as the cough died down.

“He did that yesterday after you left. Dad said that when he took Reb out on a walk yesterday that he stopped a few times and coughed just like that.” Mrs. Katina said as she gave Rebel a worrisome look.

“Well we better keep a close eye on that. I don’t like the sound of it.” Lena unconsciously pulled Rebel a little closer as she spoke.

“We’ll just take it a little slower today. No worries.” Yulia said as she grabbed a few of Rebel’s treats and some water for the walk.

Rebel looked eager as always, which eased Lena’s mind a bit. “Alright then. Let’s get Gabby (the other dog, remember? Yeah, been a long time LOL) and head out.”

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During the walk, Yulia noticed that Lena was quieter than normal, which she assumed was because of the contest. I can’t let her mope around all day. Ohhh I know what I’ll do!

Yulia abruptly bent over, parted her butt cheeks with her hands, and shuffled backwards right into Lena’s hip.

“Ewww! Yulia, what on earth are you doing?”

“I’m giving you an ass hug, what does it look like?” Yulia said as she continued to rub her butt on Lena.

“It *looks* like you’ve got this massive itch in between your butt checks and are attempting to use me as a huge scratch post! *That’s* what it looks like!” Lena couldn’t help but laugh at Yulia when she froze in her ass hug position.

Lena almost peed her pants laughing when unexpectedly, Rebel walked over to Yulia and sniffed her butt, since after all, that is what dogs do.

“Ahhh!” Yulia fell flat on her face at the surprising presence on her rump, causing Lena to fall to her knees because she was laughing so hard.

“Yeah Rebel! Way to go boy! Ha! Here’s a treat!” Lena handed Rebel a little piece of his Beggin’ Strips treat as she gave him a small pat on his head.

In the blink of an eye, Lena’s cheerful mood died and turned to sheer horror as she witnessed with shocked eyes Rebel’s coughing body become stiff as a board before falling over with a hard thud on the ground.

“REBEL!!!!!!!” Lena screamed at the top of her lungs as Rebel’s body began violently convulsing. Through blinding, tear filled eyes, Lena lunged for Rebel, pushing Gabby aside as she frantically scrambled to open Rebel’s mouth and search for anything that was blocking his airway.

Yulia froze in place, observing Lena shove her finger down Rebel’s throat to clear way for air. Something inside her, however, told her that what Lena was doing was wrong. It seemed like time moved in slow motion as instincts kicked in and Yulia roughly pushed Lena backwards, freeing Rebel from her grasp, allowing Yulia to pick Rebel up underneath his chest and stand him up on all fours.

If it were anyone but Yulia, Lena surely would’ve been swinging punches the moment she hit the ground, but somehow she knew to take control of her temper.

Within seconds Rebel’s coughing ceased and he immediately sat down, panting heavily.

Lena immediately went for Rebel, but was gently stopped by a soft hand on her arm.

“Let him catch his breath. Give him a minute.” Yulia whispered as she slowly guided Lena to sit in her lap.

The instant Lena felt Yulia’s soothing arms around her, she burst into tears, sobbing uncontrollably.

“It’s okay. Rebel’s okay. He’s going to be okay.” Yulia softly cooed as she tightened her grip around Lena’s body. Please God, let Rebel be okay. Please.

Lena allowed herself to be comforted for another minute before she pulled herself away from Yulia’s embrace to check on her beloved Rebel.

“Hey boy. How ya doing?” Lena said in between her sniffles as she gently petted Rebel.

Yulia almost created some waterworks of her own as she saw Rebel look up at Lena and lick the tears off her face. Lena smiled through her tears and tenderly put her arm around Rebel.

“Here. I’m sure he’s thirsty.” Yulia whispered as she handed Lena Rebel’s water.

As Rebel lapped up the water from Lena’s hand, Yulia squatted next to Lena and gave her a one-armed hug, partially to comfort Lena, but also because she just needed to be close to Lena. Even though she never admitted it, Rebel had become very dear to Yulia in the time that she had spent at the Katina’s house so she too, was experiencing pain at the moment.

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The walk back to the cabin seemed like the longest walk Lena had ever been on.

“Lena, oh my gosh, what happened???” Mrs. Katina’s voice failed to hide her panicked feeling as she took in the sight of a panting Rebel, a blood-shot-eyed Lena, and a pale-faced Yulia.

“What’s going on?” Mr. Katina asked as he came through the door, having just got off of work.

“I’ll tell them, you go on with Rebel.” Yulia said as Lena went to take Rebel to her room so he could lie down on his bed.

As Yulia explained the recent events to Mr. & Mrs. Katina, she noticed the stoic look on Mr. Katina’s face fall for just a second as she recalled exactly how Rebel collapsed.

“That’s it. Make an appointment for tomorrow. He’s going to the vet.” Mr. Katina said sternly as he began to walk out of the room. When he reached Yulia, his gaze softened a bit and he whispered a ‘thank you’ before going upstairs.

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At the sound of a light knocking on her door, Lena quickly wiped her nose and face of the tears that were still lingering.

“Come in.”

“Hey. How’s he doing?” Mr. Katina asked quietly while eyeing Rebel’s heavy breathing.

“I think he’s doing better. He needs to go to the vet though.” Lena said as she gently stroked Rebel’s back.

“I told your mother to call Dr. Brown and set up one for tomorrow. You know I will do everything possible for Rebel, Lena. I don’t care how much it costs.” Mr. Katina said as he squatted beside the pair on the floor.

“Thanks, Dad.” Lena whispered, not daring to say anything more for fear of more tears.

Mr. Katina sat there for a few minutes petting Rebel until he saw Yulia at the door.

“Alright, well I’m going to get ready for dinner. I’ll see you two in a half hour.” Mr. Katina said as he walked out of Lena’s room and closed the door.

Before Yulia could say anything, Lena stood up and engulfed Yulia in a bear hug, nearly squeezing all of the air out of her lungs.

“Now this is what I call a huge ass hug.” Yulia squeaked, smiling as she heard Lena chuckle.

“You always know how to cheer me up.” Lena said softly with a smile as she eased her grip on Yulia, but not enough to completely let go.

“I’m glad you feel that way.” Yulia smiled.

Lena rested her head on Yulia’s shoulder since she knew she couldn’t look at Yulia while expressing her feelings.

“Thank you, Yulia, for what you did today. You have no idea what that means to me.”

Yulia’s heart melted since she knew how much it took for Lena to express what she was feeling, especially at a time like this.

“Anytime. You know I love y—Rebel and I’d do anything for either of you.” Yulia returned Lena’s hug and relished in the closeness.

“Thanks Yulia. You know I’d do the same for you.” Lena gave Yulia one final squeeze before reluctantly pulling away.

“Alright, enough mushy stuff. Let’s go, I dunno, do something with lots of risk or something.” Lena said with a quirky smile.

“Yeah, geeze, God forbid you actually do something like *gasp* express your emotions! We must go act ‘manly’, or rather ‘womanly’ and prove that we’re tough!” Yulia pounded her chest like a gorilla and hopped around the room flaying her arms around.

“Me, beast. You, human. Ooo ooo ooo ahhh ahh ahhh!”

Lena laughed at Yulia’s ape display. “Alright, alright, I get your point. But I’m still tough!”

“Of *course* you are! And don’t you worry, your secret is safe with me…that’s what friends are for, right?”

“You got that right. You’re the best damn friend I’ve ever had. I mean that.” Lena looked directly into Yulia’s eyes to make sure Yulia knew she was serious.

Yulia bashfully looked down before whispering, “Thanks, Lena. That means a lot.” If only you knew how much.


Author’s note: Full credit goes to Veggie_Delite and Shakrin from tatysite for the ‘ass hug’ idea. LOL

Shakrin
07-07-2005, 00:06
hooooray!!! *although i posted on the other site too LoL*

i repeat... YOU ROCK MY SOCKS DARE!! and i'm sure you rock Miss Delite's socks too....!

:coctail:

Veggie Delite
07-07-2005, 00:13
yup, my socks are rocks too :D

i just posted on us forum too LoL

i must go read now! and where's miss dee? probably her deadline... :bum:

prostrel
14-07-2005, 19:58
hi everyone!
at first i want to thank you d2d28 for updating again this brilliant extrasuperhyper good fic! :rose: :rose: :rose: this fic is only one i`m currently reading. your fic has always been absolutely my favorite, number 1!

i know i`m badly late with this post. explanation: when you got your quite long writing break, at first i kept checking updates, also from tatu.us, but finally i gave up, lost my hope and cried my eyes off cos i thought this fic was dead and buried. but now, life is good again :) d2d28, i hope you can forgive me my temporary lack of faith?

second, i want to say many greatfull thanks to Veggie Delite :rose: who told me that updates are continuing. :) thankyouthankyouthankyou....

i`m not going to comment updates, other readers have to take care of that part and they are doing good work so you don`t need me here, but i`ll read every update and i hope there`ll be lots of them coming up!

Veggie Delite
14-07-2005, 20:57
prostrel! yay! *hugssssssssss*

nice to see ya here :rose::rose::rose:

prostrel
15-07-2005, 16:19
prostrel! yay! *hugssssssssss*

*hugging back* <--- traditional, old-fashioned hug

it`ll take some time me to get used to these new hugging methods you people are having here :D

teeny
15-07-2005, 19:10
i just posted on us forum too LoLjoining in.. well sort of.. reversed angle.. :lalala:

Wonder why I didn't get a notification from here when the thread got updated? Well no more of those mistakes..

Veggie Delite
01-08-2005, 15:34
Chapter 56 part 2

The next morning, Lena was up at the crack of dawn, anxious as ever to bring Rebel to the vet. She was exhausted from the lack of sleep since every time Rebel coughed throughout the night she shot up out of bed as if something had bit her. Lena knew Yulia must be pretty tired as well since on more than one occasion Yulia woke up to see if Rebel was okay.

“Hey. How’s he doing?” Yulia mumbled groggily as she slowly began to wake up.

“He’s still breathing a little heavy.” Lena answered as she sat slightly ran her hand over Rebel’s stomach.

A small smile appeared on Lena’s face as she felt a warm arm around her waist and fuzzy hair on her shoulder.

“Dr. Brown will be able to tell us what’s going on with him. Don’t worry.” Yulia said as she gave Lena a light squeeze before turning her attention to Rebel. Poor little guy. He’s such a good dog. Yulia thought as she gently ran her fingers through Rebel’s fur.

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“Alright, Lena. Here’s Rebel.” Mr. Katina said as he went to place Rebel on Lena’s lap in the back seat of the jeep.

“Do we have a diaper or something for him? I don’t want to him diarrhea all over me like he did the last time he was in here.” Yulia said as Rebel’s butt rested on her lap.

“Just think of it as his way of showing you affection.” Lena smirked.

“Yeah, well when you get a poop-stained roll of toilet paper for your birthday, keep that in mind.” Yulia replied with a grain.

“Eeeewww! That’s gross even for me.” Lena scrunched up her nose at the thought of the nasty toilet paper roll.

Yulia giggled as she remembered something. “You know, that reminds me of this one time when my friend Oksana and I were at the mall…”

“Surprise, surprise.” Lena interrupted.

Yulia rolled her eyes and continued. “ANYWAYS, this one time we were at the mall and Oksana had to go to the bathroom. It just so happened that the bathroom stall she was in was out of toilet paper so she asked the lady in the neighboring stall for some since I was two stalls away. Well, when the lady didn’t answer, there was a few seconds of silence and then I heard, ‘Look lady, I obviously *really* need some toilet paper! Now would you *please* hand me some?!?’ The lady shrieked and next thing I knew I saw an entire roll fly over her stall and into Oksana’s. Turns out that Oksana had a Snickers bar in her bag so she smeared the chocolate and peanuts all over her palm to make it look like she had wiped her pooped-covered ass with her hand!”

“Oh, I *so* wanna try that!!” Lena laughed.

“That doesn’t surprise me one bit.” Yulia grinned as she shook her head.

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“Alrighty, let’s have a look here.” Dr. Brown took out her stethoscope and moved it around Rebel’s chest.

After a few seconds of listening to Rebel’s heart beat, Dr. Brown took her stethoscope and looked down first before looking at Lena.

“Lena, Mr. Katina…it sounds like Rebel has a small heart murmur.”

“What?!” Lena’s jaw instantly dropped open. Yulia swore it would’ve gone down to Lena’s knees if it wasn’t attached.

“What does that mean?” Mr. Katina asked quietly.

“Well, because of old age and the fact that he’s slightly overweight, his heart is working a little overtime. His valves can’t pump all the blood that the body requires so it’s tiring out his heart.”

“How will this affect him?” Lena asked in a shaky voice.

“First off, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that you can’t take Rebel on any long walks. His heart simply won’t be able to handle it. You’ll have to let him be lazy and expect him to be slower. The good news is that there’s some medication that we can give him to ease the strain on his heart temporarily. It won’t cure his condition, but it’ll lessen the affects. That’s about all we can do for him. I want to take some blood samples from him and send them to the lab to make sure there isn’t anything going on inside that I can’t pick out simply by listening to his heart.”

Yulia squeezed Lena’s hand when she noticed Lena’s quivering lip.

“Is there anything we can do right now to make life easier for him?” Yulia asked.

“Just let him rest for the next few days until I get the results back. Once I know everything that’s going on inside of him, I’ll be able to give you all a better picture of how to handle things.” Dr. Brown answered.

“Thank you, Dr. Brown. Please call us as soon as you have the results.” Mr. Katina said as he led Rebel out of the room.

“I will. The results should be ready by tomorrow afternoon.”

As Mr. Katina softly placed Rebel on Lena and Yulia’s laps, Yulia noticed a stray tear that escaped Lena’s clouded eyes. Yulia gently reached up to Lena’s cheek, wiping away the tear.

“Don’t worry, Lena. Whatever happens, I’ll help you get through this. You’re not alone.” Yulia whispered. Please God, just don’t let her put her walls up with me. She’ll need all the comfort she can get.

Veggie Delite
01-08-2005, 15:35
Chapter 57 part 1

The next morning in homeroom when Kristin walked in, she was greeted with the sight of Yulia’s arm around Lena’s shoulder as Lena was telling Miss Jamison about Rebel.

Kristin narrowed her eyes as she approached Lena and Yulia. “Oh, so that fat rat you call a dog is finally bailing out on you, huh? I hope he keels over and dies!”

Before Lena could even react, she saw a blur of something move in front of her face followed by a loud, eerie smacking sound.

“You BITCH! How cold hearted could you possibly get?! I’d rather eat Rebel’s shit than see your ugly, fucked up excuse for a face again!”

Both Lena and Miss Jamison’s jaws were practically on the floor. Lena’s eyes looked like they were going to pop out of her head as she glanced back and forth between Yulia and Kristin, who was currently on the ground with her hand over her now bruised jaw.

“I can’t believe you hit me! *ME*! You are *so* going to get suspended! I’ll make sure of that, you little midget pixie bitch!” Kristin spat.

Lena quickly grabbed Yulia by the waist and pulled her back just as she was inches from hitting Kristin again.

“Lena, go ahead and take Yulia the bathroom to cool off. Kristin, you and I will have a talk. *Now.*” Miss Jamison had to fight to keep her composure as she addressed Kristin.

“Lena, let me go! She called me a *midget*! I’m going to kick her psycho-slut ass!” Yulia struggled as Lena dragged her out the door.

“Woah, woah. Take it easy Rocky junior.” Lena released her grip on Yulia’s waist and ran her hands up and down Yulia’s arms in an attempt to calm her down.

“I just can’t believe she’d say such a thing! I didn’t think bitches like that actually existed in real life!” Yulia was still fuming.

“Well, you *are* short.” Lena gave Yulia a crooked smile.

Yulia narrowed her eyes at Lena and poked her in the chest. “You behave or else I’ll release some of the Almighty Volkster on you, too.”

“Oh noooo. I wouldn’t want *the* Almighty Volkster mad at me. My knees are shaking already.” Lena smiled. “Seriously though, *I* can’t believe you hit her! I’ve wanted to do that for *so* damn long! How’s your fist?”

“Oh my gosh, it hurts so bad, but it was definitely worth it!” Yulia wiggled her knuckles slightly as she noticed how red they were.

“Let me see.” Lena gently grabbed Yulia’s hand and brought it to her face to get a closer look. “It just looks like it’ll be bruised for a little while, nothing too major.”

To Yulia’s surprise, Lena quickly gave her hand a peck. “There, no worries.” Lena smiled.

“Feels better already.” Yulia smiled brightly as she looked from her hand to Lena. I should hit Kristin more often.

Right before they were about to enter the classroom again, Lena heard Miss Jamison criticizing Kristin so she stopped just outside the door.

“I *demand* that you write that bitch up! She *hit* me! She can’t get away with that!” Kristin shouted.

Miss Jamison’s eyes narrowed as she leaned towards Kristin’s face. “Listen, Kristin. As far as I’m concerned, you were just clumsy, tripped, and fell face first into a desk. You have been tormenting Lena unnecessarily and from what I’ve heard and seen, it was only a matter of time before this happened. If that’s the worse of the retaliation against you, then you should consider yourself lucky. I don’t know what the hell happened between you two, but I will *not* let it continue in my classroom. Do I make myself clear?”

“But--” Kristin started to object.

“I SAID, do I make myself clear?!” Miss Jamison stood to her full height for added affect.

Kristin simply shut her mouth and crossed her arms as a reply.

“Good. Now take your seat. Away from Lena and Yulia of course.”

“Miss Jamison rocks!” Yulia whispered before she and Lena walked back into the classroom.

“Girls, I suggest that we act like nothing has happened, yeah?” Miss Jamison said as the girls took their seats.

“What happened? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I must’ve been too preoccupied thinking about who I’ll have to beat up to get those backstage passes to have paid attention to what you’re referring to.” Lena winked at Miss Jamison, who smiled in return.

“Hey now, that’s not nice. Make love, not war.” Yulia joked.

“Fine. In that case, I’m desperate enough to kiss the person that could give me backstage passes at this point.” Lena said.

“Oh is that so?” Yulia said with a twinkle in her eye. I just might hold you to that.

Miss Jamison couldn’t help but smirk. “Lena…you know the old saying: be careful what you wish for. You never know how things will turn out.” Is that a little spark I see in Yulia’s eye? Interesting indeed.

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As the girls were walking to their next class, Igor caught sight of them in the hallway.

“Hey Yulia! Wait up!” Igor called out as he jogged to catch up with them.

“Did you have a fun weekend?” Igor asked

“Ohh yeah. It was definitely an experience I won’t forget.” Yulia responded. Please don’t ask me out. Please don’t ask me out.

“Sounds like fun. Speaking of fun…I was wondering if you wanted to reschedule our date for tonight.” Igor asked with a smile.

Date?! They’re going to go out on a *date*? Lena’s eyebrows furrowed for just a second before she placed an expressionless mask on her face.

“Ummm…” Yulia glanced uneasily at Lena. Why do I feel like I’d be letting her down if I agreed?

“How about this Igor…I’ll go out with you tonight, but just as friends and not as a date. Is that okay?” Yulia said.

Lena smiled inwardly.

“Hey, that’s good enough for me! I just wanted to hang out.” Igor said. “Lena, do you want to join us?”

“Uhhh, sure.” Lena was a bit surprised at Igor’s invitation. Maybe he’s not so bad after all.

“Great! It’s set then…tonight night is ours!” Igor said excitedly.

What an interesting night I’m sure it’ll be. Yulia thought. I just hope Igor doesn’t try anything funny.

As Igor walked away, Lena leaned over and said, “So, you and Igor, eh?”

Yulia grunted in response. “Oh please, Lena. You’ve *got* to know that I don’t feel anything for him! He’s nice and all, but I have my eye on someone else.” Oh my gosh, did I just say that out loud??

Lena gave Yulia a surprised look. “You have your eye on someone else? And who would that someone be?”

“Ummm…well, that’s for me to know and you to find out.” Yulia gave Lena a cheeky grin.

“We’ll see about that.” Lena said. Why do I feel…jealous? No, I shouldn’t have anything to be jealous about.

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Later that night, Igor showed up at Lena’s cabin around 6 o’clock. Igor had planned to have his host-parents drive them around town, but Lena had offered to drive instead.

“So what did you have in mind for tonight?” Lena asked as she pulled out of the driveway.

“It’s a bit of a surprise. Just follow my directions.” Igor said. “By the way, both of you look stunning tonight.”

Yulia scoffed. “Ha! We look the same as we did earlier at school.”

“I know that. And I still stand with what I said. I think a girl is at her best when she’s just being casual and not all dolled up. It lets natural their natural beauty shine through.” Igor said with a smile.

“Oh..well…thank you, Igor.” Yulia returned the smile. “And since Miss I-don’t-handle-compliments-well over here won’t say it, I’ll thank you for her as well.”

Lena glanced over at Yulia, who was grinning and replied, “Yeah. What she said.”

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After about a half hour in the car and a few Shania songs later, the trio finally arrived at their destination.

“Oh COOL! I haven’t been here in forever!” Lena was definitely pleased with Igor’s choice of amusement tonight.

“Aladdin’s Castle?” Yulia read the sign on the front of the building. “What kind of place is this?”

“It has the best freaken air hockey table EVER! Plus it has GO-CARTS!!!! WOOO! Come on!!” Lena grabbed Yulia’s hand and skipped to the entrance, with Igor close behind.

“This is great! Let’s race on the go-carts first!” Lena said excitedly.

“You’re like a little kid.” Yulia giggled at Lena. So adorable!

“I’m glad to see you like my idea so much.” Igor beamed.

“Let’s play air hockey first! C’mon Igor, I’ll challenge you.” Lena said as she got some tokens. Heh heh, time to impress Yulia.

“Okay, rules are that the loser has to do anything the winner wants. Deal?” Lena said.

“I don’t plan on losing this game after all so sure, why not.” Igor replied as he crouched down over the air hockey table.

Yulia laughed inwardly at the exchange. Oh Igor, you don’t know what you got yourself into.

As Lena placed the air hockey puck on the table, Igor noticed that it’s like she transformed into a warrior-type mode; her posture reminded him of a lioness ready to strike at her prey.

WHAM! Lena launched the puck like a missile with her paddle, sending it straight into Igor’s goal.

“What the…I didn’t even *see* that!” Igor complained.

“Hey, if you can’t take the heat, then get off the court!” Lena joked.

“Oh it’s on now!” Igor sent the puck back towards Lena, but Lena effortlessly intercepted it and sent it flying yet again into his goal.

“Damn it! Slow down, will you?” Igor drew back his elbow as far as he could and hit the puck with all his might towards the opposite end of the table.

Lena, with her quick reflexes, smashed the puck up against the corner of her side. She dragged the pick towards the middle of the table with her pinky and positioned it right where she wanted it. She had done this many times before and knew what would happen if she hit it at just the right angle.

Heh heh, let’s see how good his reflexes are. Lena slammed the puck at an angle towards the side of the table and watched as it bounced back and forth like the old Atari pong match until…BANG! The puck hit the corner of Igor’s slide, flipped up in the air, and hit him right in the middle of his forehead.

“OWWW!!!” Igor shrieked as he covered his forehead with his hands.

Lena couldn’t help herself and burst out laughing. “I’m sorry man, I thought you’d move or something!”

Yulia tried desperately not to laugh as to not embarrass Igor more than he already was, but she ended up letting a few giggles escape her mouth. Before she made her way over to Igor to see if he was okay, Yulia whispered, “That was good,” in Lena’s ear.

Yes! Lena, 1. Igor, 0. Let the games continue!

“Are you alright? It doesn’t look that bad…just a little red.” Yulia said as she examined Igor’s forehead.

Yulia turned so that her back was facing Lena. “Okay listen, when I go back over there, be ready to hit the puck right into her goal. Try and get it in one straight shot.”

Igor smiled in reply. Two can play at this game, Lena.

When Yulia was within a foot (~30 centimeters) of Lena, she unexpectedly launched herself at Lena’s midsection.

“OOf! Yulia, what are you doing? I’m in the middle of a game!” Lena tried to wiggle Yulia off, but Yulia had a vice-like grip around her waist.

“Now Igor, while you can!” Yulia giggled as she tried with all her might to move Lena from the table. After a few seconds of not getting Lena to budge, she decided to resort to something she *knew* Lena couldn’t resist.

Lena literally fell on the floor the instant Yulia’s fingers dug into her ribs. Yulia took advantage of this opportunity and straddled Lena’s waist so that she could have more access to Lena’s extremely ticklish spots.

“Yulia! *spasm laugh* Quit it! *squeal* This isn’t fair! *eruption of giggles*” Lena desperately squirmed underneath Yulia as it was getting harder and harder for her to breathe in between all the laughing she was doing.

“Igor, hurry up and make the goals! I don’t know how much longer I can hold her!” Yulia dug her fingers underneath Lena’s arms, causing her body to spasm from the laughter.

“Keep her down a little longer, Yulia. I only have 2 more to go!”

“Can’t…breathe…can’t *laughs* breathe.” Lena managed to say.

At that point, Yulia stopped her paralyzing fingers and instead grabbed Lena’s hands to hold her in place.

“You know you are *so* going to pay for this. I never lose at this game.” Lean said quietly in between her heavy breathing.

“Well, Miss Ultra-ticklish, I have to say I quite enjoyed you losing.” Yulia gave a mischievous grin and a wink before finally getting off of Lena. You have no idea how much I enjoyed that.

“Well, well, Lena. It looks like I won. So you get to do annnnnnything I want.” Igor smiled playfully. “Let’s see…”

“Actually, Igor. Would you mind if I decided what she did? It’s about time I pay her back for all the pranks she’s pulled on me.”

Lena’s eyes widened at the thought of Yulia being in control. Ohhhhh no. This can’t be good. I know she’s going to make me do something that will cause me to die of embarrassment.

A sly grin etched itself on Yulia’s face “The time has *finally* come where *I* can make you do *anything* I want. Oh the possibilities.”

To be continued…

Veggie Delite
01-08-2005, 15:37
d2d forgot about us so i took the liberty to write some chapters myself :gigi:

if you give me good feedback, i'll write next time too when she forgets about us again :nunu:

rasoska
01-08-2005, 17:03
:gigi: good job veggie :coctail:

teeny
01-08-2005, 19:41
if you give me good feedback, i'll write next time too when she forgets about us againthank you for posting, veggie :kwink:

And thank you, dare, for writing such cool updates.. for some reason it makes me want to go play airhockey for a date for sure.. even though I'm extremely competitive aswell :lalala: