Ross’s life was changing. Fast.
“So how did it go!?” Laura asked excitedly as Riker and Ross got on the car, “and what’s with the paparazzis?”
“I don’t even know!” Ross exclaimed.
“You didn’t answer her first question, the meeting went great, Ross is now a millionaire. As to the paparazzi, I DON’T EVEN KNOW!” Riker repeated. Riker pulled out carefully, afraid that he would hit any of the paparazzi.
“that’s insane! How did they even find us?” Ross asked in confusion.
“I don’t know, maybe you were spotted, and someone called them” Riker said speeding away.
“so what’s this I hear about millionaire?” Laura asked confused.
“Well, I kind of signed the record deal, they offered me 1.5 millions dollars, plus 2% percent of album sales” Ross said
“what? Damn!” Laura exclaimed. “I’m so happy for you baby!” Laura said excitedly, hugging him from the back of the seat over and over, kissing his cheek repeatedly.
“I don’t get used to that, you know? Your love and your kisses” Ross said smiling to her.
“Plus, add on top of that the money he makes from touring” Riker added
“Touring? I’m not touring without the band, and of that I’m sure” Ross argued.
Riker took a deep breath, “yeah, we’ll see” he added.
They rushed to their home, and Ross immediately told his family the news.
“Are you serious?” Rydel said loudly.
His mom was basically jumping out of joy, and his dad a super wide smile on his face. “You don’t know how proud of you we are” Ross’s dad stated.
“dude, you’re a millionaire!” Ratliff stated, “bro, that’s sick! I’m so happy for you!”
“We must go out and celebrate!” Ross’s mom said happily.
“Well have fun you guys, cause I can’t go” Rocky said, walking down the stairs.
“Rocky” Riker said, a little bit of anger in his voice. “we talked about this”
“Shut up Riker, you’re not my father!” Rocky yelled back.
“But I AM” their dad, said very loudly. “Rocky, what has gotten into you?”
“If he doesn’t want to go, he doesn’t want to. His behavior right now is extremely shameful, what happened to being a family?” their mom said, her hand on her chin as she left to the kitchen.
“You’re ruining everything Rocky!” Rydel exclaimed
Ross just stood there quietly, and Laura awkwardly played with her fingers to avoid eye contact with people in the room.
“now you’re turning everyone against me Ross, thank you” Rocky said, pointing at Ross.
“What is your problem!” Ross yelled, “you think any of this was easy for me?”
“Yeah, cause being famous is so damn hard!” Rocky yelled back
“Rocky, up to your room” their father, Mark, said loudly. Rocky gave him a sad, yet angry look. As if his father’s words had taken away the little pride he had left. “I’m sorry Rocky but you’re forcing me to take extreme measures. Up to your room, you’re grounded”
Rocky bit his lip, and put his head down as he climbed up the stairs. “And I don’t want to see you down here until we get back”
“Jealousy is not a good thing brother” Riker said through his teeth. Rocky went up and slammed the door hard.
“What has gotten into him?” their mother said coming back into the room.
“I don’t know, but if this continues he’s gonna get a more severe punishment. I will not allow it” their dad exclaimed.
“I’m sorry for causing all this” Ross said apologetically.
“sorry for what? For taking an opportunity? No Ross, you should be proud, there’s nothing you need to be sorry for”
The evening the entire family (minus Rocky) went on the down-low to a very fancy restaurant where they all had a great time, well all, except Ross. They exchanged jokes, talked, and had a great time eating the delicious food, but Ross just started into space thinking about his brother, and how awful he probably felt alone at home.
“Honey, what’s wrong?” his mom said, “you’re supposed to be smiling”
“it’s nothing, never mind”
“I can’t believe my brother is on his way to becoming a total superstar, wow” Rydel added, as she took a bite of her steak.
“yeah” Ross said with a fake smile, “thanks”
The next morning Ross and Laura hurried to Disney studios to meet up with their Austin and Ally director and crew. They were both kind of nervous that they were gonna have to see Raini again, none of them knew how it would go. Ross kissed Laura on the cheek as they got off the car; “don’t worry babe, it’ll be fine”
“sure hope so” she replied.
They entered the building, and quickly let go of each other’s hand. They didn’t want to make their relationship obvious to the people around them.
“Well if it isn’t the stars of the show!” their friendly director said, meeting each of them with a hug.
“Hello Kevin” Ross responded
“glad to have you here” he said giving them a stack of papers, “here are the scripts for the first few episodes of the second season”
Then, Raini walked into the set. But she wasn’t alone, Cody, Zendaya and Bella were with her. They all had smiles on their faces. Big smiles.
“Well I’m gonna let you kids talk for a few minutes, got a few things to take care of” the director said walking away. The wind was hitting Cody’s, Zendaya’s, Bella’s, and Raini’s hair, making it flow as if they were supermodels, kind of like the slow-motion walk in “Mean Girls”
Ross gulped, and Laura clutched his hand. Fear was actually building up inside of her, but she did not know why.
“We should go” Ross whispered through the side of his lips, so that only Laura would hear.
“But they’re looking at us” Laura whispered back, barely even moving her lips, still looking at the incoming crowd.
“hi there” Zendaya said with a friendly smile. Bella scoffed and fave Ross and Laura a bitchy look. Cody just smiled, and Raini shook her head as she looked at Laura.
“well, is this the Shake it Up set or….” Ross said, breaking the ice.
“No, we are just accompanying our good friend Raini” Bella said, putting her hand on Raini’s shoulder.
“What!?” Ross and Laura said together.
Laura placed her hand on Raini’s shoulder and whispered to her, “Raini, what are you doing? These people aren’t your friends, we are.”
Raini aggressively pushed her hand off and talked loudly, “you, my friends? Yeah, I guess you already forgot about how you backstabbed me”
“yeah, let’s not forget me. You told me you cared about me Laura” Cody said.
Laura looked away awkwardly and gulped, mouthed “I’m sorry” and went back to her safety bubble next to Ross.
“I seriously do not know what it is you guys are thinking, but it isn’t gonna work” Ross told them.
Bella rolled her eyes, “so how are you two doing together? I’m so happy you two got together, I mean Laura, isn’t he tasty?”
“oh my gosh! Yeah, he’s so tasty, trust me, me and Bella would know” Zendaya said with a wink. Laura gulped, feeling humiliated.
“That’s not gonna work Bella” Ross said confidently, rolling his eyes.
“Well she has a right to know Ross, I mean, you wouldn’t stop screaming might name that night, and I think you especially loved it when I licked your abs” Bella added.
Laura said nothing, and Ross just wrapped his arm around her and pulled her closer. “don’t listen to them” he whispered.
“and where did you get those clothes?” Bella said with an evil smirk. “cause my grandma is looking for a new store to get her stuff”
Laura gulped. She said nothing. “leave her alone Bella” Ross said. “leave us alone”
“don’t worry Rossy, I’m just kidding!” she said, putting her hand on his chest, giving a fake laugh. “Me and Laura are friends, right Laura?”
“yeah..” Laura said quietly.
“Ross! Get over here, we need to give you something” one of the guys from the crew yelled.
“I’ll be right back” Ross said, kissing Laura on the cheek and walking back into the set.
Ross walked away, trying to keep his sight on the girls, as he walked, all the girls were giving fake friendly smiles, but the second he walked off, their smiles faded. Ross was too much of a boy to understand girl-world.
“okay, listen here you ugly vampire skin slut” Bella said, giving the bitchy head bop.
“I’m not done. You seriously think he’s gonna last with you? Just look at him and look at yourself, you two will not last. I will make sure of it” Bella said.
“Yeah. Only reason he’s with you is cause he’s already had us” Zendaya bragged.
Bella pulled out her phone, showing a picture of herself making out with Ross; “like that Laura?”
“oh shut the fuck up you whore!” Cody interrupted. “I will not stand here and let you insult her” he added, walking forward, hugging Laura.
“but…Cody” Bella said, faking sounding worried.
“I’m sorry but I care about her too much” Cody added. “Ross might be a dirty cheater who doesn’t care about her, but I do” he said.
“oh…sorry Cody…” Bella added. “I didn’t know, fine, I’ll stop.” She added.
“Thanks Cody” Laura said, giving him a kiss on the cheek. “But, I gotta go, I wanna be alone” she added, running towards the bathroom.
“what’d you think?” Cody asked.
“You did perfectly” Bella said laughing.
“You know what the best part is?” Zendaya added. “Ross saw the friendly hug”. The girls laughed, along with Cody…Raini’s laugh was a little nervous and fake. She had no clue what she had gotten herself into.
That afternoon, Riker picked him up from the set and hurried back home.
“no, we didn’t act an episode today, it was giving us the scripts, and showing me the songs I’m gonna sing and stuff” Ross said.
“whoah, that’s cool. You’re gonna be recording a lot now” Riker said with a laugh.
“yeah…” Ross said, looking out the car window.
“whats up bro?” Riker asked.
“I don’t know, Laura was acting kind of weird. She didn’t even kiss me goodbye” Ross said sadly.
“don’t sweat it bro, I’m sure everything is fine” he added.
“I hope” Ross explained.
When they got to the house, Ross
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