It's noon the following day, the day Ashton lands and the day
I go to dance camp. I arrive at Dance Camp, I'm actually able to
drive myself and I take my duffel bag and my suitcase and I go to
the front desk and I go to check in "Hello Caylee." The one
director said smiling at me "Hello." I said "Is Lauren coming
also?" She asked "Actually Lauren isn't able to make it this
year." I said "What a shame, she's a good dancer." She said and I
smiled "You're in room 101." She said "Thank you." I said and I
took my bag and I went to room 101 and I smiled I was the first
one here. I claimed the top bunk and I made my bed and I put my
suitcase under the bed and then more people started showing up.
"Kayla?" I asked a girl, she was my height reddish hair, brown
eyes "Caylee?!" She asked and I smiled, we have been in dance
camp together since I moved here. The other arrived, we can have
six to a room, I'm one, Cayla's two, Kelsey's three, Tori is
four, Sarah is five, and then Jennifer is six. Kelsey is my
second best friend, she lives in L.A
"Is there a car I can use?" I asked "Yeah we will leave my
van and you can take them out to eat. Tony can show you around."
Sarah said "Thanks." I said and they nodded at me. If I knew I
would have been used then I would have stayed home. They left
around three pm and I smiled at everybody "So what do you want to
do?" I asked, Caylee was better with kids than I am. Man, Caylee
is going to make a great mother one day, years from now. I know
it's sad everything I do I turn it into something Caylee did or
will do. When I know right now Caylee is at dance camp so she
isn't even thinking about me. "TV!" They all said and that made
it easier on me. I turned it on and it was on Nick and I smiled
when they all wanted to watch it. I heard horror stories that
most siblings won't always agree on something so quick. Bella sat
in my lap and she curled up with me.
"Okay girls! Change into your dance clothes" The instructor
said and we all nodded, I went into the bathroom and wore my
black dance shorts and my dance bra top and I pulled my hair up
into a bun. I put on my acro toe shoes and I left my phone under
my pillow. "Your week will be jammed pack! Busy! Busy! Busy! All
of you seniors probably have dreams of auditioning for Juillard!
If you don't make it through this week then you won't make it
through your audition. All week you will live, sleep, eat, and
focus on just dance! Am I clear?" The insturctor asked "Yes
ma'am!" We all said "Where are my acro dancers?!" She asked,
Kelsey and I stood up "This is a disappointment! You guys will
learn! You two move up front!" She barked and I looked at Kelsey.
"Names?" She asked "Kelsey." Kelsey said "Caylee." I said "Kelsey
show me what you have!" She barked and Kelsey did so "Okay
Caylee. Go." She said. I did the back layout, back tuck, back
walkover, cartwheel, chest stand, elbow stand, two front aerial,
hand spring, handstand, hand walking, kip up, round off, side
aerial, and a valdez. "That is what I'm talking about!" She said.
We danced from 12:30-4:30 "Dinner break! And then we will
work on the group perfomance 5:30-7:30, Jazz: 7:30-9:30!" She
said and we all groaned. Kelsey smiled at me "Where is Lauren?"
She asked we were going back to get our phones "Home, she
couldn't make it this camp." I said "That sucks. At least we will
all be at Juillard together." Kelsey said and I looked at her
"maybe." I said and she nodded not wanting to push it.I looked at
my text from Ashton: Bella love me! I'm baby-sitting this
afternoon/night. I miss you. Hope dance camp is good. Me: It's
the toughest this year. But I love it. Ashton: Good. I love you.
Me: I love you too. "Who are you texting and smiling to?" Kelsey
asked "My boyfriend." I admitted "You have a boyfriend?" Kelsey
asked me and I smiled at her "I do." I said "Yay!" Kelsey said
and I smiled at her. Lauren: How's camp? Me: It's weird. I miss
you here! Lauren: Well I'm puking my guts out, I can't dance.
Me: I know. I miss you. So does Kels.
After dinner we worked on the group perfomance which needs the
work too, having two acro dancers and then the other one isn't
good at it. We were working on the bridge Pyramid, and then the
triple cartwheel. "We need to work harder." Kelsey said and the
other one broke down into tears "Sally, you have to be stronger.
You can't be a weak dancer." Kelsey said and I nodded in
agreement "Watch." We said and we did a pitch tuck and swizzle
"that's impossible." Sally said and Kelsey and I both shook our
heads at her. After the group, we went to Jazz and Sally was a
downer on that too. "I can't work with Sally all week." Kelsey
siad "She has low self-esteem. " I said "No confidence in
herself." Kelsey said agreeing with me. "Get some shut eye! You
will be up jogging at five!" She yelled.
I ended up getting them ready for dinner at six, we ended up
going to a pizza place because that was the only place Tony knew
how to get to. I placed Bella on my hip and was wishing Caylee
was here, I knew she would do better. "I'm glad we finally got to
meet you." Chyenne said when we all sat down "I'm glad too." I
said "Daddy really likes you." Lizzie said "I like him too, and I
like you guys." I said and they smiled at me. We ordered and
Bella made sure to sit by me "I think Belly likes you." Hope said
"You think so?" I asked making her smile at me. We ordered a
pizza that everybody agreed on, it took a while but we finally
ordered it. "Can we go to the mall?" Lizzie asked "After dinner."
I said "Alright!" They said and I got a phone call. "One second?"
I asked them and they nodded "Hello?" I asked "Hey babe. I wanted
to tell you that I missed you." Caylee said "I miss you to. I'm
out with the kids, I will talk to you later. I love you." I said
"I love you too." Caylee said and we hung up.
After the pizza finally came we all ate as much as we could,
I left the tip and I held Bella and then I held Hope's hand and
we got to the car. I put Hope in her booster seat, I had Bella in
her car seat, Lizzie and Chyenne got in the back and Tony sat up
front. We got on the highway and I followed the signs to the
mall. I get them out and I put Bella in her stroller and Hope
held onto the stroller, we went walking in the mall. Chyenne
picked the first store and I saw Lauren. "Ashton!" Lauren said
smiling at me "Is that your girlfriend?" Lizzie asked me "No, my
girlfriend's best friend." I said and they smiled at me. "How are
you?" I asked "I"m good." Lauren said "I can't believe you're
here." Lauren said "Until the 27th." I said "Caylee is so happy.
I meanI got one night with her, but she's thrilled." Lauren said
"I know. I will see you around." Lauren said and I smiled at her.
When we got home I got Bella and Hope asleep in their beds,
Lizzie and Chyenne still had longer, Tony was already in his room
being a typical teenager. I got a text from Caylee: I'm crashing.
Night love. I love you. Me: Night baby, I love you too. I sat on
the couch watching some girly kid show until they started yawning
"Night girls." I said "Night." They said and they went to bed. I
went into the room and got on my laptop until my dad and Sarah
came home and my dad came into my room "Do you fish?" My dad
asked "Yeah." I said "Tomorrow, us guys." He said "Alright." I
said "You will learn how to surf too." He said and I smiled
"Alright dad. They did good." I said and he smiled at me.
"Thanks, it means the world to us." He said "I know dad." I said
and he went into his room.