Brass Series extra scene
No matter how many times I come here, Noah and Kennedy’s Lake House always blows my mind. They are so lucky to have this, but it also came at a high price for them. I can’t even imagine losing my parents the way they did. This house has become an oasis over the years; it’s where I had my first kiss, where I realized I was in love with Kennedy’s brother, so it’s only fair that this is where we find out if we got accepted into NYU Law School.
It's been our dream school since we decided that we wanted to be lawyers, and I know that the chances of all four of us getting in is unlikely, but I am still hoping that life gives us this. I don’t know how I’m going to afford law school, but I know deep down in my soul that this is what I was meant to do, and I was meant to do it with the best friends a girl can ask for.
It's a warm day for April today, so Noah, Connor, Eric, Blake and Logan are all outside in the hot tub, and let me tell you, it’s damn near too much to watch. Noah, Eric, Connor just got back from South America on a DEA assignment, and they could have easily stayed in the city, but they insisted on coming because they know how important this is to each of us. Blake and Logan managed to get time off, and I’m sure the NYPD misses them already. Those two cause havoc and disruption wherever they go.
These people aren’t just my best friends, they are also my family. Friendships are a girl best friend’s there is no doubt in my mind about that. They lift you up when life brings you down, and they are your own cheerleader when doubt starts creeping in the back of your head.
“I can’t take this waiting,” Kennedy says from her spot on the couch. The girl has never been patient, and I don’t think she ever will.
“You know you got in, so what are you worried about?” Belle asks. She got her first tattoo yesterday, and I envy how brave she is. Her parents will most likely disown her when they see it, and she doesn’t care. If I had her parents, I probably wouldn’t care about their opinion either. She is unashamed of who she is, and that’s something I wish I could do. All of my life, I’ve cared about what people think, and it’s as much a blessing as it is a curse.
Kennedy glares at Belle, “Just because I have money, doesn’t mean that it gets me a free pass.”
Kennedy might have a lot of money, but she’s never been one to flaunt it around. She knows what privileges the money gives her, but that doesn’t mean she feels entitled.
“Everyone is nervous, but let’s try to stay positive okay,” Zoe says to everyone.
She’s always been the peacemaker—she also has the sweetest soul of anyone I have ever met. The girl would stop in the middle of the road to help a turtle if she had to. She keeps us focused and calm, and god knows that we need that.
The back door opens, and all of our jaws hit the floor, because we are staring at five of the hottest men on the planet. I always thought that men and women couldn’t be best friends without feelings getting involved, and it turns out that I was right. The guys are incredible friends, and I consider them my best friends just as much as the girls, but I also know that I am unequivocally in love with Noah.
The guys are all shirtless with towels wrapped around their waist or neck, “It’s not fair that they all look like that,” Belle whispers low enough for just me to ear.
I nod in agreement, “It’s not fair at all,” I say in reply.
“It’s here,” Kennedy yells loud enough to wake the dead.
The next few minutes are chaos as we all get our laptops out. We sit in a circle on the floor of the living room, and as if it was the most natural thing in the world, the guys all sit down around us. This is the moment of truth. The moment where we found out if we go through law school with each other by our sides, or if this is the start of a new journey.
“I got in,” Belle is the first one to say, but no one says anything.
You could hear a pin drop in the room until Zoe speaks up, “Me too,” she says with pride in her voice. She’s in the same boat as me financially, and I don’t know how we’re going to do make it work, but that’s what best friends are for: together we can figure out anything.
I refresh the page on my computer, and yelp in shock when I see my acceptance, “It’s a yes for me too.”
We all turn our eyes on Kennedy, and I hold my breath as I wait for her to put us out of our misery, “Don’t look so worried. I’m not leaving you guys. I’m in too.”
We might not have known what the world had in store for us then, but we knew that whatever came our way, we would handle it together.