Who's Got Your Love? - Chapter 14
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Who's Got Your Love? - Chapter 14
Week 4 Chapter 5
The girls all sat around and watched as each of the new guys filed out and stood by each other followed by Ariana who smiled as she saw all the girls.
"Hey ladies, I hope that you had a lovely week with the new guys. But now it's time to make some decisions. As you know you guys were told that you have the chance to bring one of these handsome fellas into the villa. So it goes as follows if you decide you want to recouple now, if you were in a couple the guy would now be single and vice versa. However if either you or him come back single you risk being dumped from the island.. Now if you both decide not to recouple you guys are safe for now. Briana? Do you want to start us off?" Ariana smiled.
"Oddly enough I much rather would have not wanted to go first. After seeing the video package yesterday I went from being so sure to not being sure at all what I wanted to do. I didn't make connections in time like some of us did. I feel like whatever choice I make may or may not be the wrong one. But even after everything I still really like James and I would kick myself if I decided to recouple right now." Briana said as she sat down, Alex and Kat gave both of her arms a little squeeze.
"Layla?" Ariana said," It's your turn."
Layla stood up as she looked around at all the girls before she looked at all the guys," This week I learned a lot. I think I got a lot closer to some of the girls in the house but I also was able to meet some new really great guys." Layla said with a smile, " I know there was a side of Nick that really none of us knew that was showed. A side that I don't know if I really liked. If anything this week showed that if he was that quick to act like that the first time I wasn't around and we aren't together yet. Than how would it be if we do get together and he goes somewhere alone?"
As some of the girls and even Ariana nodded in agreement," So Layla with all of that being said. Do you wish to recouple or do you want to see where things go with Nick?"
"At this time I think it's best that I stay with Nick and take that risk." Layla said as she sat back down with a sigh.
"Don't worry, we'll kick his ass when we see him." Callie said with a laugh as the girls agreed.
"Kat, you're up." Ariana said as Kat took a moment before she stood up.
"I kept thinking to myself all the ways this could go but now when I stand here about to make the decision everything is totally different. First I just have to say that I loved all the time I got to spend with Preston over the last week and he made me realize that this experience isn't only for finding love but also to have fun while doing it. I know my luck hasn't exactly been the greatest before casa amor but at the same time I look at it like did I just take advantage of it to not face the reality that I have too now. " Briana could see that Kat was nervous. As she looked at Preston too.
"Right now I think it's best if I stay where I am and figure that out first without confusing myself even more."
"Do you think Jay is going to come back single?" Ariana asked her.
" Parts of me know that it's done between me and him. So." Kat shrugged as she sat down.
Ariana didn't continue on as she just nodded," Callie, would you like to go next?"
Callie nodded her head as she stood up," Yes cause okay wow. This week has honestly been a lot. Coming in I figured something like this would happen so I've been trying to prepare myself and keep myself open in doing that I met some great people. I can't say recouple cause I'm not in one," The girls laughed remembering how the beginning of all this played out," So I am going to bring someone new in the villa that being Cash." Callie said as everyone smiled happy that Callie actually was able to make a connection and actually be in a couple.
Briana sighed, it was getting closer and closer to the guys turn and she was not ready at all for what was about to possibly happen.
As Cash walked over and wrapped his arms around Callie," Now the real fun starts." He said as they sat down.
"Alex? It's time for you to bring it home for us." Ariana said as Briana started to get nervous. It was almost time for them all to see the boys again for the first time in a week.
Alex stood up," I can't believe I have to go last considering right now I feel like I'm one of if not the most confused person here. I guess I should start by saying that Pete is one of the greatest guys I met but seeing the video clips made me even more confused. On one hand I was hoping Pete would make my decision easy but than on the other hand I was being introduced to Kenny, a sweet guy who never overstepped even though he clearly wanted too more than once. And than Ethan who everyone believes has quite the ego but showed me a side that I can only hope more people can see." Alex said as Ethan smiled.
"So Alex, do you want to recouple or hopefully get reunited with Pete?"
" I think right now it'll be best if I recouple and the guy I would be bringing in is Ethan." As Ethan walked over to Alex and placed a kiss on her lips.
"Finally I've been waiting forever to do that without interruption." Ethan said with a laugh.
" I can tell." Alex said as the two sat down.
With that Briana sighed knowing exactly what this meant now. She watched as Ethan whispered something in Alex's ear that made her laugh. As Layla looked completely nervous that Nick was going to walk in here with someone new leaving her alone, as Kat who sat next to her reached her hand out so they both can go through this next part together. As Callie sat there talking to Cash but she could see the nerves show on her face.
"Ladies? Are you ready to see the boys?" No, not at all Briana wanted to say.
"Ladies? Are you ready to see the boys?" Alex took a deep breath, not only was she worried about whether Pete was bringing a new girl in , she was also worried about what would happen if he didn't.
Than there was James and how that would be once he came back too. Alex knew there was a lot to think about over these next two weeks. And it was starting now as she saw Trent walk down the stairs alone, she didn't get to talk to Trent much but when they did she could see why Kat had fun whenever she was around him.
It didn't surprise anyone when he walked down alone, and Kat looked up at him when his face went from worry to complete shock. Maybe that Kat was sitting there alone, but than it went back to worry most likely thinking of Jay also coming back. As he sat down next to Kat either way. Next to come down alone was Adam, once again it was a surprise to no one. But it also meant that Adam was still single unlike Trent though his facial expression showed little to no signs of how he felt that Cash was sitting next to Callie.
Alex was starting to feel nerves that she had never felt before as it was getting closer to James and Pete's turn but as Nick walked down the stairs with a new girl. Of course the whispering started almost immediately as Trent shook his head.
"Nick? I see you decided to recouple. Why don't you introduce us to her?" Ariana said.
"I did, everyone this is May, May this is everyone." Nick said he brought her over to the couch. It was almost like he didn't notice the fact that Layla was sitting alone on the couch until he had no choice but to sit next to her with his new girl May.
"Can we talk later?" Nick had asked her.
"Don't" Layla said simply.
Next up to walk down the stairs was James and to no one's surprise besides Briana's he was alone. Briana let out a sigh of relief as the rest of the girls smiled at her, Alex on the other hand was trying to read his expressions but like Adam there was little to no signs of how he was feeling. James made his way over as Briana hugged him but out of the corner of her eye Alex saw him look over in her direction there wasn't going to be much avoidance much longer.
"I just want to get this over with already." Kat said as Alex nodded not being able to agree anymore than the next.
Just as Kat finished talking and Alex finished agreeing. Jay began to walk down the stairs and at first it looked like he was alone that shocked most of the girls as Kat stayed expressionless, Trent choosing to watch her not really paying attention the fact that Jay had turned and held his hand out as a girl began to walk down the stairs and take his hand. He watched as Kat's face changed to something he couldn't quite put his finger on as he finally turned to look at the scene.
As the couch was filled with everyone not being so quiet about Jay's current action, Alex looked at Kat who now had many expressions on her face and while her hand was now on her own lap, Trent actually made a move to grab it and squeeze it as she looked at him but didn't say anything. Alex turned her attention back to the scene in front of her.
"Jay, care to introduce us to your new girl?"
"This lovely lady is named Alison. I would introduce everyone one by one but by the looks on their faces it seems words aren't going to be their strong suit right now so I'll save all of that for later." Jay said and there was that smirk that Alex could have gone without seeing for another few weeks.
Jay tried to walk over to the couch and sit between Jay and Kat but once he realized that Trent hasn't let go of her hand he picked a different spot far away from them as possible. As Alex's attention turned back to the stairs there was only one more person left, Pete. And he wasted no time in walking down the steps but what got Alex the most of out of all of that was that Pete wasn't alone.
Alex let out a breath she didn't know she was holding until he now stood in front of her holding hands with a girl who wasn't her, as Ethan grabbed her hand and gave it a squeeze.
"Pete, would you like to introduce this lovely lady to everyone?" Ariana said.
Alex could care less about what her name was, it sounded like Kaylie? Bailey? She didn't truly know.
As the two took their seat Ariana turned to the group," Okay you're current couples are as follows Karly and Pete, Alex and Ethan, Alison and Jay, Briana and James, Callie and Cash, and May and Nick. Meanwhile Kat, Layla, Trent, and Adam are now officially single and at risk of being dumped from the island. Please take the rest of the night to relax and get to know each other and I'll see you guys soon." Ariana said as she walked out.
You know it's always much easier to do certain things when you don't have to come face to face with certain people. It's easier to say get to know one another when you don't actually know the person sitting next to you it's the new person sitting next to them that you have to get to know and boy does that suck.
" I'll be right back." Alex said as she gave Ethan's hand a squeeze and hurried off back into the villa what she didn't know was that someone was hot on her tail.
"Ethan, I said I just need a moment I'll be right back out." Alex said.
"Ouch I know it's been a week but you forgot my name that quick?" Alex's eyes went wide as she turned around to see James standing there sheepishly.
"James - I know you know that I heard everything but can we please not - "
"Talk about it right now? I get it, I don't want to either. I just want to make sure you're okay after everything."
"Define okay?" Alex said as she tried to hold it together as she looked at James, like really truly looked at him. But it was a shame that she couldn't see much of him of her vision began to get blurry.
"Well not about to cry certainly isn't one of the definitions of being okay." James said as he wrapped his arms around Alex," I know this whole thing absolutely sucks. I don't know why this week had to even happen."
"I don't even know what I'm crying over at this point." Alex said.
"Do you think you made a mistake picking Ethan?" James asked.
"No." Alex said as James nodded not that she could see anyway.
"Is it Pete bringing someone new in?" James asked.
"I think that's part of it."
"Only part of it?" James asked as he looked down at Alex with a confused expression on his face.
"I think you know the other reason." Alex said.
"Ah, well sorry for contributing I uh I really didn't think you would see that at least not until way after the show was over and that things were hopefully more clear for you."
"You weren't going to tell me?"
"I didn't think you'd want to hear it if we're being honest." James said.
"Of course I want to know. What makes you think I don't?"
" I don't exactly have the best track record when it comes to telling you things." James said as Alex nodded understanding where he was coming from.
"We should really get back to everyone." Alex said as she pulled away from the hug.
"We should be, are you doing better?" James said.
"Yes, a little. But I can assure you I will be soon enough though."
"Okay than let's go, but when we get out there, remember to stay on your side." James said as they both laughed and headed out.
Once everything ended and Alex ran off with James following suit it was quiet. Kat really didn't want to break the silence but Jay certainly didn't have that in mind.
"Well there's certainly more new guys than I thought there would be." Jay said as he looked at Ethan and Cash.
"Guess that's what happens when people get treated wrong and they find better." Ethan said with a shrug as Kat looked at him with wide eyes as Trent said he couldn't agree more.
Kat didn't necessarily like when things like that were said cause than it just created more drama that she quite frankly don't have the energy for at least not today.
"Let's go get a drink." Adam said as Kat nodded her head happy that someone wanted to get away from this just as much as she did.
"Man, if you have something to say you can just say it." Jay said to Trent.
Trent looked over at Kat and Adam briefly and it was almost like he was going to decide to go with her when Jay made another comment and Trent's glance went from her back to Jay.
Kat sighed and decided that it was no use and walked over to the bar as Adam poured her a drink that she accepted cause lord knows she's going to need it for the time being. As she opened the fridge and brought out the bottle and put it by them.
" Just in case." Kat said as Adam laughed and sat down. " I don't think we ever got to talk before."
" Yeah, I don't think so either. You were always busy in that Jay mess."
Kat nodded," Yeah the Jay mess that just seemingly won't go away yet somehow gradually gets worse."
Adam nodded," I get that. Other than that how was it getting away from most of us?"
"You're still talking about Jay without mentioning his name." Kat said as Adam raised his hands in surrender.
"I'm sorry." Adam laughed," But yes I'm talking about Jay for the most part, I'm sure there were others too. We saw the videos and you looked really happy like you were actually being yourself. I'm surprised Preston wasn't here with you."
"I think I surprised myself on that one too if we're being honest. Part of me wished that it could have stayed the same so I could have gotten the conversation out of the way already because even when I was having fun at the end of the day there was always still some sort of reminder that Jay was still going to be around come next week. Than seeing him come down the stairs alone at first it gave me false hope. Now him and Trent are having their little dude moment of trying to prove things hence why I hope this little helper." Kat said as she raised her drink.
"I'm more than happy with being your drinking buddy." Adam said as he raised his glass to her as they clinked them together," I mean it's no body shot but I'm sure we can make it work."
Kat laughed," I still can't believe I let that happen."
"Was it fun though?"
"We yeah duh of course."
"Than what's the problem?"
"Maybe that my mom was most likely watching that go down." Kat said as they both laughed.
"So what I'm hearing is I can't offer?" Trent said as Kat looked over her shoulder as she shook her head laughing.
" How was your time away from the villa? It looked pretty fun from what we were all able to see." Kat said as she changed the subject.
" It had it's moments. But honestly I couldn't wait to get back here. I feel like we left things off how they shouldn't of been." Trent said.
"I know we didn't get to talk or anything before everything changed. But we're here now." Kat said
"To new beginnings." Trent said as he raised his own glass except there wasn't 3 anymore as Adam had seemingly found his way away from the two as Kat clinked her glass to his.
"Yeah to new beginnings." Kat said as they both took a drink.
"Way to go Jay you came back and literally everyone walked away." Layla said with a laugh.
"Ha ha, like that's my fault." Jay said.
"It kind of is, you're the one who had to have that whose manly thing with Trent after this whole thing happened."
"He started it." Jay said.
"So you really had to finish it?"
"Listen it doesn't matter, he's gone now and he won't be lasting that much longer here in the villa. Next time it'll be the same thing over and over again."
"Are you going to talk to Kat about anything that happened?" Layla asked.
"Are you talking about me and you?"
"Well yeah, I mean I know there's a lot of other stuff you have to talk about as well." Layla said as she looked over at Alison and than at Kat and Trent.
"I know but right now, I'm just going to sit back and observe. I'll let things play out and settle down first. But I'll talk to her about everything soon." Jay said as Layla nodded as Nick made his way over.
"Hey." Nick said.
"Hi, how was your time away?" Layla asked seemingly cutting right to the point.
"It was good for the most part. Weird more than anything."
"But I see you got used to it pretty quickly seeming that you have met someone." Layla said.
"Yeah, she's uh she's great. I think you guys would get along."
"Not interested. Seeing the way you guys acted I got pretty close to the other girls finally. And I remember her from some moments in the videos that we seen. Lots of drama that I don't want to be apart of."
"There's not going to be any drama with May. She barely knows any of you guys." Nick said as Layla laughed and gave him a pointed look.
She was going to say more when her phone went off as she looked down at it.
"I got a text!" Layla called out.
"Already?" Alison said.
"Yeah, that's how it goes around here. Maybe you'll catch on but probably not." Layla said as Kat and Trent walked over to the group followed by everyone else.
“ What’s up what did the text say?” Pete asked.
Layla looked down at the phone,” Islanders I really hope you’re enjoying being back together again,” Layla slightly rolled her eyes,” But tomorrow things start to get real. Over the next few days the boys and girls will be participating in challenges all to figure out who gets their choice during the recoupling. All while having a challenge within and the guy or girl with the most points get to pick first as long as their group wins #teamingupforlove .” Layla said as she put her phone down and looked at everyone.
“ Well things definitely just got interesting.” Kay said.
“Yeah I guess you can say that.” Briana said as she played with her hands.
“I don’t know about you guys but I’m excited to be back in my own bed. The other villa’s beds weren’t that comfortable.”
“Oh great now these ex couples have to figure out who gets to keep the bed and who gets the boot.” Layla said with a laugh.
“ Well, well, well, Kat?” Jay said.
“ It was mine first but I’ll give it up. If I’m starting new it might as well stay that well starting with the bed.” Kat said.
“ I’ve been single this whole time so no changes here.”
“ I’ve been single this whole time so no changes here.” Trent said.
“Hey same here.” Adam said with a laugh.
“ Shouldn’t we figure out how many beds first before we go through all of this?” Callie said as
James turned around and looked inside the room,” There’s 8 beds meaning singles have to share or find somewhere else to sleep.” James said,” Or however everyone wants to do this.”
“ Well I think couples got this figured out.” Cash said as he looked at Callie who nodded.
“ Layla? Trent?” Kat said.
“ Adam? Kat?” Layla said right back.
“ It’s nice out I can take the couch thing out here.” Adam said.
“ I’ll take the one bed, Kat? Trent?” Layla said.
“ I’ll stay on the other couch.” Trent said with a hint of not being so sure in his tone.
Kat looked at him with a nod,” Than I’ll take the other bed.”
“ There all settled. Looking forward to our first full day in the villa tomorrow.” Ethan said as everyone slowly began to clear out and get ready for bed.
Before Callie knew it all that was left was her, Cash, Trent, Kat, and Adam who was off to the side.
“ I can’t believe we only have 2 weeks left.” Callie said.
“I’m not surprised, I just wish I had more time could have saved you from a lot of losers.” Cash said as he wrapped his arm around Callie’s waist.
Adam laughed,” I’m not sure where you think that’s going but I never got my chance.”
“ Not my problem.” Cash said as he looked at Adam.
Kat and Trent both walked away to go get ready for bed seemingly knowing that it was time and that this was something that had nothing to do with the two of them.
“Not saying it is.” Adam said.
“ Than what are you trying to say?” Cash said.
Adam began to walk away towards the guys room,” That I’ll see you around Callie.” He said as he gave her shoulder a squeeze.
“ What just happened?” Cash said as Callie shrugged even though part of her knew what it was.
It was Adam stepping up to fight for her and she was in a lot of trouble.