I went home and I slowly went up to the breakfast table, I
knew I had to tell everybody about the bet. I mean my daddy gave
me the necklace when I was four years old, I started doing little
dance competitions when I was four, and this was my very first
one. I was all dressed up, after I did my dance and before it was
time to be announced my dad came back and he sat me on my knee.
"Caylee-bear, you danced great. But not everybody can win. Either
way you go, you did win in my eyes. I'm proud of you so I wanted
to give this to you." My dad said and I stared at a gold
necklace, it had the letter DANCE on it. And when they announced
that I had won first place that made the night even more
special... I looked at the group it was Lauren, Anderson, Ashton,
Sophia, and Jason. "I'm in a competition today. Against Olivia, a
girl who's a total brat. We have a bet going. If I lose then she
gets my necklace." I said I know I kind of ran it together but
that's all I could really get out.
"You did what?! Dad gave you that necklace." Jason said "I
know, I got caught up in the moment. She's the type that will
complain and thinks she knows better." I said "Cay, that's a part
of growing up not scooping to somebody's else level." Anderson
said and I looked at Sophia waiting for an answer from her "You
didn't think that clearly, but you have to time to change her
mind." Sophia said and I felt good about that being the only
thing Sophia said about the situation. Lauren looked at me "Well
Anderson can keep Hope and we can go work on the dance." Lauren
said "I agree." Anderson said "or I can watch Hope. We're going
to family today and I wouldn't mind having a little one again."
Sophia said "You truly don't mind?" Lauren asked "Nope." Sophia
said "I'm going to hang out with Ashton today then." Anderson
said and Lauren giggled.
After Lauren changed into dance clothes we walked back up to
the dance studio and I saw Olivia working on her dance moves.
Anna saw us and waved us into the room "Hey, Lauren would you
like to enter as well? Morgan broke her ankle so we have another
spot." Anna said "Sure, I would like that." Lauren said and Anna
smiled at us. Olivia glared at me and she walked over to me "Man,
is that a beautiful necklace." Olivia said "It will look even
better on me." Olivia said and I looked at her "That's a necklace
her dad gave her." Lauren said "Lauren, don't worry about it." I
said "Your dad, huh? That makes it even more fun." Olivia said
"Olivia, it's childish. Why make a bet?" I asked "Because we
already did. I'm not backing out. I like seeing you squirm."
Olivia said and I looked at her and I couldn't even speak.
"What do you think of that little bet?" Anderson asked me we
were on our way to go surfing. "I think it's chilidish. I mean I
grew up with Olivia so I know how she is, and well she can be a
major you-know-what but I know Caylee is mature or I thought so.
Now she's just scooping to her level." I said and Anderson nodded
"She seems to revolve around a lot of drama." Anderson said "I'm
starting to see that and I'm not a major fan of drama." I said
and Anderson nodded and I motioned toward the direction we needed
to go. "I get that dancing is a big deal for her. But that
necklace means more, and why agree to a deal when she could lose
the competition?" I asked "Maybe she's a little cocky on that
side thinking that since she got into Juillard then she can win
the competition." Anderson said and I nodded.
After we spent a few hours catching the waves we ended up at
the diner "How was it like growing up in Florida?" Anderson
asked me "Well once I finally settled into a place here with my
Aunt and Uncle it ended up really good. Florida reminds me of
Cali but I love Florida, it's home. The people are mostly
friendly, but I'm looking forward to a new change." I said and
Anderson nodded at me "I can imagine. I'm ready to leave though.
To live in Florida. It seems like the best place to be." Anderson
said "It will be. You will love it. And I know Lauren loves it."
I said "Yeah she does, but I don't know how to handle this.Lauren
and Caylee are going to be four years away from each other."
Anderson said "I know, it's going to be a long time. Caylee is
going to be talking about that for so long." I said and Anderson
smiled at me. "Better head to the performing center." I said and
Anderson smiled at me.
Anderson and I go back to the houses and change quickly and
then we head to the center, Savannah is still a dancer here so
she's in the dance as well. We see the group, Aunt Alice, Uncle
Carl, Lindsay, Abrianna, Liam , Chelsea, Kyle, Jason and Sophia
and the girls. "Over here guys." Jason said and we went over and
sat down. Anderson took Hope from Sophia "How was she?" Anderson
asked "An angel. I miss Maddie at that age." Sophia said and he
smiled. "Have you seen the girls yet?" I asked "Yeah. Caylee
isn't too happy with how Olivia won't change her mind." Jason
said and I just shook my head.
The dance competition began and I slowly watched as dancers
began dancing. Savannah went up and did her solo which turned out
really good, I love seeing Savannah dancing. They did the group
dance which Caylee and Lauren were not a part of so I figured
they were working on their dances in the back. Olivia went up
first and since I have lived with Aunt Alice I have went to every
dance competition because of Savannah and even under the pressure
Olivia did not dance good at all. Lauren was next, Lauren is a
rusty dancer since she had Hope but Lauren still did good, she
danced better than Olivia did. Caylee was next, and Caylee danced
next and Caylee did it perfectly. I love how Caylee dance, not
also because she's my girlfriend but she catches your attention.
The dance competition began, they did the younger dancers
first so Lauren and I had some time to work on our dance first.
"Too bad we didn't do a duet." I said and Lauren giggled at me.
Olivia did her makeup and she glared at me but I didn't speak to
her. Alexa came up to me "I'm sorry Cay." Alexa said and I smiled
at her "It's okay." I said and Alexa smiled at me. They did their
group dance and then Alexa went up and she did her dance which
she did really good. Olivia was next and she looked at me "Be
prepared to watch perfection." Olivia said "Hardly." I said and
she rolled her eyes at me and she took a deep breath and began
her dance. I couldn't help but stare at her, not in the she's
amazing dancer, but she did such a poorly job. She didn't keep
her legs straight. Her expressions were just bland and it wasn't
Lauren went up next and even though Lauren hasn't danced
since last May she did really good. Lauren did better than Olivia
that's for sure. Lauren did make one mistake but Lauren still did
good, it wasn't that hard to miss. It was my turn now and I could
hear the beginning of "Give Me Love." I took a deep breath and I
started out. I did the same routine I did as when I did my
audition and I felt like I did it really good. I ended the dance
with a hand spring and then I smiled at everybody and went into
the back. "You did good!" Savannah, Lauren, and Alexa said "Thank
you." I said "You could feel the emotions in your dance." Alexa
said and I nodded. Olivia walked up to me "I'm not saying you
won, but seeing you dance, feeling the emotion I changed my mind.
If I win then I get your Ipod. Your necklace is important to
you." Olivia said and I smiled at her, my Ipod isn't that
important to me.
"Fifth place Alexa Johnson." Alexa went up, "fourth place is
Olivia Jackson." Olivia went up, "Third place is Savannah
Summerland." Savannah went up "Second place is Lauren Daniels."
Lauren went up "First place is Caylee Blevins." And I went up
and then I smiled at everybody. Afterwards I went up to the group
and smiled at Maddie who was giggling at me. When we got home
Jason and Sophia looked at me "Caylee, I have a group of friends
we're seeing for the next three days, do you mind watching
Maddie?" Sophia asked "Not a problem. I don't mind." I said and
Sophia smiled at me, Lauren and Anderson were going to be with
Anderson's sister tonight, Liam was going to be at one of our
uncles tonight so it will be just me and Maddie.
"Caylee, do you want me to come over and help for a bit?" I
asked Caylee and she nodded "Sure, I would love the help. I mean
Maddie isn't much of a handful but it will be fine." Caylee said
and I smiled at her "I will come over." I said and I kissed
Caylee's on the lips and she smiled at me. I went home real quick
so I could change first. Lindsay and Abrianna were clinging to me
"I need you to baby-sit them." Aunt Alice said "I promised Caylee
I would help her baby-sit." I said "Caylee can bring Maddie over
here. Savannah is going to be at a friend's. Chelsea will be at
Caleb's." Aunt Alice said "Sure not a problem." I said and Aunt
Alice smiled at me. It was one o'clock now and I knew they
wouldn't be home until late tonight. "Cay, when are you coming
over?" I asked we were on the phone "At two? I'm cleaning up
really quick. Can Sam come?" Caylee asked "Sure baby. Not a
problem." I said "Good. See you soon. I love you." Caylee said "I
love you too." I said and we hung up "So girls we have an hour,
what do you want to do?" I asked "Doll house!" Abrianna said and