Music to My Ears -Chapter 15-Jojo rushed down to the rest of the crowd. Everyone was crowding round Jojo, congratulating him and thanking him. As soon as the crowd left, Natalie immediately came running up to him hugging him, grinning with delight.
"My hero!" she said. Jojo hugged her back. Then he came back to reality and realized Natalie's mum was standing there. He quickly pulled away.
"Oh, sorry, I'll just go now " Jojo said awkwardly at Natalie's mum. Natalie looked at the floor as Jojo started to walk away.
"No, wait, Jojo, it's ok," Natalie's mum said. Jojo stopped and turned round. Natalie looked up at her in disbelief. Was she really letting him stay with her?
"But, mum, I thought you said -"
"Don't worry about what I said before. Natalie, he saved our whole planet - or should I say, our speck," she said smiling, "he's everyone's hero, yeah he did get you in trouble a few times at school which I'm still unhappy about, but if you two promise to be better behaved " she emphasized that condition cl
Music to My Ears -Chapter 14-Jojo rushed to his observatory. Natalie saw him run off and wondered what he was doing. She wanted to follow him but she couldn't - her mum was right next to her.
Jojo ran inside and put all the finishing touches together. Just then his dad came walking in. He stood in awe.
"Jojo " he said, almost completely speechless, "you built this?"
Jojo looked down at his dad from the high up platform he was on. He really cared where he was enough to look for him? He really liked his inventions?
He jumped down and activated all the contraptions. Things were jumping around from all directions, flying everywhere and being pulled every which way. Jojo slid down the side of a large ladder, along with a whole flood of marbles. He jumped into a small red bucket in the air next to his dad and reached out to hold his hand. Ned took it, and they went flying up onto a large platform near the top of the observatory. He jumped out and turned the cog that opened the observatory side, and stood next to hi
Music to My Ears -Chapter 13-"I'd like you to meet, our friend, Horton!" Ned announced to everyone. The whole of Whoville cheered. Jojo was in the crowd, thinking what Natalie was doing now. Would her mum have just left for Whichville straight away? Has she already left?
"Burn that clover in a pot of boiling beeslenut oil!!" a loud voice came from the horn Horton was talking through. The whole of Whoville was terrified at what might happen.
"They don't believe we're here we need to make some noise! We and here, we and here, we and here!" Ned shouted, trying to get everyone to join in. Some people did a half-hearted attempt, but not everyone.
"Come on, everyone!" and almost straight away everyone was shouting "We are here!". Before long, the whole of Whoville was banging on pots and pans, banging on drums and paying musical instruments, and screaming "We are here!".
Meanwhile, Dr. LaRue, the scientist of Whoville, was knocking on all the doors to make sure everyone was out and helping. She knocked on one door,
Music to My Ears -Chapter 12-A few days had past, and Jojo and Natalie were still together, but the plan was still that Natalie would move house, now in only three days her mum said. Natalie was getting really anxious, and so was Jojo. Neither of them knew what will happen. They truly did need a miracle.
It was Friday, and school was finally over for another week. Natalie couldn't believe the week she'd had - this time last week she was going home excited and happy about her first date. She couldn't have even imagined it would all end like this.
Jojo had a detention after school so he said he'd see her later on, so today she was walking home alone. It felt weird walking home on her own now - she was so used to Jojo always being by her side.
All of a sudden, the ground shook and everything was sliding everywhere. Was she witnessing an earthquake? She really didn't know. It was as if the whole world was put on it's side and everything was falling off. Then, she remembered Jojo on his own at school. Lots of different
Music to My Ears -Chapter 11-Natalie and Jojo walked home together. They were about to approach her house when she stopped.
"Jojo," Natalie started, holding Jojo's arm to stop him going any further, "I think we should say goodbye here, I don't want my mum to see us together, that would just make matters worse,"
"Yeah, you're right," he said. They hugged, pulled away slightly, and kissed. They stared into each other's eyes, then Natalie walked off the rest of the way to her house, dreading what she will find. Jojo walked back to his house, also dreading what her mum would say.
Natalie opened the door gently, to find suitcases in the hallway. Her mum came walking in from the kitchen. Natalie looked at the floor.
"Hello, dear, how are you?" her mother said, smiling. Natalie looked up at her really confused. Wasn't she angry?
"Yeah I'm fine so, what are the suitcases for?"
"Oh, those? Yeah, we're moving back to Whichville! It's the only thing I can think of to keep you away from that boy," she said, a bit to
Music to My Ears -Chapter 10-Natalie woke up the next morning still upset. She loved last night with Jojo but she didn't know what she was going to do. She loved Jojo with all her heart, she couldn't just stop seeing him altogether. She went downstairs slowly and quietly, hoping her mum wasn't up yet. She usually wasn't, she liked to sleep a lot. Natalie quickly had a slice of toast and left for school, a bit earlier than usual admittedly, but she wanted to get out of the house as soon as possible. She didn't want another argument.
She left the house, bag on her shoulder, wishing she had brought a scarf with her as is was a lot colder than she expected.
"Natalie!" someone whispered from behind a bush near her house. She stopped, and approached the bush, wishing it was who she thought it would be.
"So, is she still mad then?" Jojo whispered, Natalie crouching down, joining him behind the bush.
"I don't know, probably, I didn't see her this morning,"
"Oh right, well, what are we going to do then?" said Jojo,
Music to My Ears -Chapter 9-Natalie woke up a while later, and realized she had no idea how long they had been out there. She told her mum she would be back at 10pm, but who knew what time it was now? She looked up. Jojo was fast asleep. 'Aw, he looks so cute when he's sleeping,' Natalie thought to herself, but she knew she had to wake him up. They had to get home before it was 10pm, or at least as soon as possible.
"Jojo," she said quietly, gently nudging him. He slowly woke up, still half asleep. He flicked his fringe out of his face.
"Hey, how long have we been asleep for?" he said, a bit more awake than he was a second ago.
"I have no idea, but I said to my mum I'd be back at 10, do you have the time?"
Jojo nodded and pulled out his phone from his pocket. Natalie started to clear up the picnic things.
"Er, Natalie?" Jojo said worriedly,
"How late would it have to be for your mum to get really mad?"
"Like, 3 minutes after 10, especially since this is my first date and all, she's really over prote