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22 June 2008 @ 11:05 pm
001: old school - chapter one.  

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"Joni, order up!” Terry, the owner of the Starlight Diner called from the kitchen. There was a small bell and suddenly a tray of three baskets with fries appeared in front of her. Taking the order, Joni searched the crowded diner for table three. When her bright blue eyes landed upon it, she started making her way over to the table full of girls around her age.

Approaching the overstuffed table, Joni set the tray down and handed out the orders. The five girls didn’t so much as look up at her as the continued their conversation. “Your welcome,” She mumbled, and then spun around on her heel. 

“Hey, diner chick over here!” A deep voice called from behind her. Joni stopped, narrowing her eyes slightly. Then there was a snap. She put on a large, obviously fake smile and turned to face the large group of boys.
 
The Greasers. Of course, she thought to herself. This was ‘their pad’. Terry had even warned her that she would have to serve a ton of boys her age, before he gave her the job.
 
“Yes?” She asked, placing a hand on her hip.
 
He leant back against the red and white checkerboard booth, and casually crossed his arms across his chest. The guys around him were looking at him expectantly, with small smirks plastered on their faces.
 
“What did you need?” She asked impatiently. She could already imagine Terry in the kitchen, flipping his burgers and mumbling to himself about her big mouth. So she talked to her customers a little more than usual, big deal.
 
He made eye contact with the boy sitting across from him, someone Joni recognized as Steven, before cocking his head to the side and flashing a bright smile her way.
 
“I was thinking, you come to the Sock-Hop with me babe,” A small curl that had came loose from the pounds of grease in his hair fell in front of his eye and he smoothly pushed it back into place.
 
Oh god, she thought to herself. The boy looked back at his friends, and then returned her gaze with a wink.
 
Without even thinking, Joni spit out the first thing that popped into her mind. “Get bent!” And with that, she spun around on her heel and stormed back into the kitchen, humiliated. Safely inside the kitchen, Joni slumped down against the wall and listened to the laughter coming from outside. Her cheeks were burning, and tears stung her eyes.
 
The Greasers were always picking on girls who ‘weren’t up to their standards’. It was just something they did, and Joni knew this. But what she didn’t know was why she was so upset about it. Usually she would have just slapped the sucker, and walked away. But did he really have to do it in front of all his friends? And the worst part about it was that she had to walk past them and their taunting eyes for the rest of the day.
 
“Joni, order up!” Terry called. Standing up, she squared her shoulders and grabbed the tray full of milkshakes.
 
Here goes nothing, she thought to herself before exiting the kitchen.
 
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The diner was closed, and everyone was gone. Joni sat silently in one of the red and white checkerboard booths. Terry was leaning against the counter counting out the tills as she sat by herself, thinking.
 
Her eyes were glued to the spot he had been sitting. Nick had been his name – he was one of the more popular Greasers. As cheesy as it was, all the girls wanted him, and all the guys wanted to be him. Well… him or Steven. Joni had of courses been one of the many girls who had a crush on him, but that was until he dumped his milkshake on her best friend Shelly.
 
Everyone had thought it was an accident – he had bumped into her with a full milkshake in his hand – but Joni knew it was intentional. Anyone from the 1950’s could tell it was fake, but of course everyone was so hung up on his looks.
 
Grunting in frustration Joni jumped up from the booth and stormed out the front door, mumbling a goodbye to Terry before yanking open the glass door. The familiar bells rang as she walked out into the parking lot.
 
 “Hey dolly,” Someone pushed themselves away from the brick wall and soon fell into step with her.
 
Sneaking a quick glance, Joni rolled her eyes and let out a long sigh. “Beat it.”
 
Nick shoved his hands deep into his dark tight jeans. “Come on Joni, you can cut the act – no one’s here.”
 
Confused, she stopped in her tracks and turned to face him. Knitting her eyebrows, she placed her hands on her hips waited for some sort of explanation. “Excuse me – I am not an actor!”
 
He scoffed. “Joni, everyone knows you like me ok? So just accept the fact that I asked you to the dance, and I’ll pick you up at five,” He ran a hand through his slicked back hair, pushing that one curl away from his forehead.
 
“You will most certainly not be picking me up at five! I’m not going with you to the dance tomorrow, or ever!”
 
“All the other Greasers have dates – Joseph is going with Carol so why not go with me? You’re friends right?” His dark eyebrows were raised, and a smug smile was playing on his lips.
 
Slouching slightly, Joni paused. Then, suddenly horrified she continued walking. No way had she almost considered going to the dance with Nick. No way José.
 
After a few moments of hearing no footsteps following, Joni smiled to herself. There, she had done it – she had refused a date with a Greaser! Everyone was definitely going to be talking about it tomorrow at school.
 
 
 
moaning myrtlewoollymammoth on June 25th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
Such a good start bb I love it already !
moaning myrtlewoollymammoth on June 25th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
Oh and I love how this is like Grease, which is my favorite movie ! You win .
hand clapping,  hip shaking  ; there's no faking ♪: pic#76152242circas on June 25th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Thanks so much bb :)
Ahh omg, I love Grease!
It was my inspiration lmao.
The music is what I listen to when I write this haha.
moaning myrtlewoollymammoth on June 25th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's amazing .

For sure the best movie !!

Oh and I see Kyle in your icon, I see !
grimshawiheartvmars07 on June 25th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
see I love fics like this, like set in a different time period. Hopefully the next part will be up soon = D and now I'm off to youtube grease and listen to summer lovin
hand clapping,  hip shaking  ; there's no faking ♪: pic#75604136circas on June 25th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Ah me too, it's great to read about things that arn't during our time.
I also like the 80's :)
Thanks for reading bb!

Haha nice!
ATM I'm listening to We Go Together.
I remember singing it in choir haha.
>:(discolemonaaade on June 25th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
This is amazing- I love the 50s theme. :]


Fun [and pointless] fact: When I was in the sixth grade I went through a phase where I wore poodle skirts, scarves around my neck, and ruffly socks with wedges. I used fifties slang and watched Grease and read the script like it was the bible. Now I'm just an all-around theatre nerd. Trufax. lol.
hand clapping,  hip shaking  ; there's no faking ♪: pic#75827665circas on June 25th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Thanks so much :)
Me too - I love the 50's!
I wish I could have been there.

Ahah that's so awesome!
Lol I have never met a person who doesn't love Grease - it's a classic.
>:(discolemonaaade on June 25th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
Well, I definately can't wait for the next chapter! :]
>:(discolemonaaade on June 25th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
I can totes see myself in either the 50s, late 60s, or 80s. idk. But it's like I've always felt that I was meant to be around in another era. lol.
SheOwl: KJ »» I can see those tell tale signssheowl on June 25th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
this is fantastic! I can't wait to read more! love it!
hand clapping,  hip shaking  ; there's no faking ♪: pic#76166776circas on June 25th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!
:)
ellenandmelanie on June 25th, 2008 09:33 am (UTC)
i love ittt, more soon?
hand clapping,  hip shaking  ; there's no faking ♪: pic#75793457circas on June 25th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Yes, I'm writing the next chapter atm :)
marjoriepeppaminy on June 25th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
you are freaking awesome. GREASERS rock
gosh nick reminds me about Dally in the Outsiders, but less mischief
hand clapping,  hip shaking  ; there's no faking ♪: pic#76229623circas on June 25th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks lmao :)
Omg I love love love the Outsiders!
besurprised on July 3rd, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
I loooove it!
hand clapping,  hip shaking  ; there's no faking ♪: pic#76512842circas on July 8th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Yay, thanks!
_mahalxo_burningup on July 13th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
i love this!

i just recently started getting into Jonas fanfics and i really like this one. :)
Jessica: [Jonas] boys being cheesy.impala_chick on July 30th, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
I can SO see Nick as a greaser!! And I like Joni, she's pretty cool :)
Jonascatpolitelypuzzled on July 31st, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
i love this but an slightly confused because sometimes my brain stops functioning....this is set in like the 1950's rite?

haha