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Chapter 25 of "Some Changes Are Good"

Taylor opened his eyes and blinked. He was sitting in the armchair curled into a ball.

"Guess I fell asleep," he said to himself. He looked around the room. Zac was still asleep on the floor and Isaac was snoring softly from the bed. Tay's eyes stopped on Donna, who was sound asleep. She was laying on her back, her chest rising and falling with each breath she took. Her hair was spread around her face. "Why can't I just tell her I like her?" Taylor asked himself. He shook his head. "I'll wait," he said aloud. He glanced at his watch and groaned. It was 5:30. Almost time to leave for the performance. Taylor stood up and stretched. He walked over to where Donna was sleeping and shook her shoulder.

"Donna," he said softly. "Wake up. We have to leave soon." Donna stirred, and slowly opened her eyes. Taylor had never noticed Donna's eyes before. They were a startling green color. He hadn't realized he was staring until she said something.

"Taylor," Donna said. Taylor shook his head and blushed. "What time is it?" Donna asked.

"5:30," Taylor replied. Donna quickly got up and walked over to the door.

"I have to get ready," she said as she opened the door.

"Okay. I'll wake up Ike and Zac," Tay said as Donna walked out and shut the door behind her. Taylor woke up his brothers and proceeded to get ready.

Donna meanwhile, was getting ready to go in the other room. She changed into a pale green long sleeve shirt and baggy jeans. She put on her Doc Martens, and pulled her hair back into a ponytail. Suddenly, there was a knock at the door that joined to the guys room. Donna walked over to the door and opened it to find Isaac standing there. He looked upset.

"What's wrong Ike?" Donna asked. Ike walked into the room and sat on the bed. Donna walked over and sat beside him.

"I'm really nervous Donna," Ike began. "I really need to talk to Jess. I really miss her."

"I know. It'll be okay," Donna said sympathetically.

"No it won't. I REALLY miss her. I usually talk to her before each performance. Because I get real nervous, and she always calms me down." Donna reached over and gave Isaac a hug.

"It'll be okay Ike. You'll do great. I know it. And I'm sure Jess is thinking about you right now and silently wishing you luck," Donna said.

"You think so?" Ike asked softly. Donna nodded.

"Absolutely. I think she would want you to go out there and do your best."

"You're right," Isaac said getting up. "I will go out there and do great, for Jess."

"That's the spirit," Donna said enthusiastically as she also got up.

"Thanks Donna. I feel a lot better now," Isaac said with a smile. "Anytime Ike. And don't worry. We'll be back in Tulsa in no time." Isaac nodded.

"Well are you ready to go?" Donna nodded. "Okay then let's go." Donna and Isaac left the room to get Tay and Zac. They left along with the rest of the group for the performance a few minutes later.



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