New Start - A South of Nowere and Glee Fic
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Nov. 2nd, 2010 | 08:24 pm
Fandoms: South of Nowhere/Glee
Rating: Pg-13(for now atleast)
Characters/Pairings: Ashley, Rachel, Quinn, Santana, Brittany, Spencer, Glee Cast. This isn't a Spashley fic, but telling you anymore would ruin things :)
Length: 1154(I'm going to try writing longer chapters as the story progresses)
Summary: Ashley moves to Ohio to get away from her past. Who does she make friends and falls in love with? What about Spencer?
Disclaimer: I own nothing that I haven't made up.
A/N: Ashley's dad is alive in this fic and she doesn't have a sister. Now beta'd.
“I’m moving to Ohio. I have a job offer there, and it will allow me to settle down and not travel,” Raife Davies said to his daughter, Ashley Davies. “I want you to move with me. Your mother doesn’t take good enough care of you.”
Ashley immediately had a grin on her face and launched herself into her father’s arms. “Yes, I will, and you’re right, she doesn’t. I miss having a parent around that cares for me. I need to start over with my life, get over my past, and make a new future. This will be the perfect opportunity.” Ashley Davies really does want to get away from the past that has hurt her. She doesn’t want to pretend anymore: not hurting or being "badass" around everyone. Aiden, her miscarriage, Spencer, her mother, everything. “When are we leaving?”
“Some time this month. Why?”
“Can we leave in three days and not tell anyone? Mom won’t care and I don’t have any friends anyway.”
“That will be alright. How about we start packing up your belongings? It’s nine o’ clock now, we’ll probably be in bed by midnight. We can finish up here tomorrow and head over to my place.”
“Okay.” Ashley said with a soft smile.
“I’ll buy the tickets online real quick, then I’ll head out and get some boxes. You start getting your stuff around.” Raife said as he walked away. He heard a quick "okay" as he walked to the computer room.
Since the conversation with her father had been in her room, all Ashley had to do was get up and sort through the stuff she wanted. She started at her desk, where she had all of her music spread out, and put a neat pile of them into a folder. Next she went to her dresser and pulled out all of her clothes and refolded them. She left two outfits out for tomorrow and the next day. They were just band t-shirts - Paramore and Nickelback - and faded skinny jeans.
Thirty minutes of packing later, Raife walked in. “I bought the tickets - we'll pick them up at the airport. We leave on Sunday. I’m going to head out and get a few totes and boxes now.” He told her. She waved goodbye as he left and got back to work.
The next thing she got around to was her vast collection of books and poems. She had every kind of literature; "Harry Potter", "Sherlock Holmes", "The Raven", "Leaves Compared with Flowers". Ashley took great pleasure in her book collection and tried to read as much as possible. She had many classics plus some modern fantasy, action, and romance books.
The CDs were the next thing to be sorted. She may have and iPod Touch®, but she loved having the actual discs. Her taste in music, like her taste in books, varied greatly. She will listen to nearly anything: Pop, Rock, Broadway, Country, Electronica, Dance, Alternative, you name it. There were at least a hundred albums in her possession that either she, her father, or ex-friends bought for her.
She had a lot of each - books and music - collecting them them all took an hour and a half. She had each pile stacked neatly so they could be easily put into boxes.
Once she had that done she was getting ready to go to the living room and get some of her stuff out of there, but was stopped by her father. He dropped the tote he had in his left hand and the two folded up boxes under his right arm and said, “I’m going to get the other tote and box from the car real quick,” and walked out of the room.
Ashley picked the tote up off the floor and brought it over the her CDs, she figured they would be safer in there. As she was loading the discs in the tote, she thought of the other things she was going to take with her. Her guitar and its equipment, her jewelry, her iPod and headphones, posters, journals, and the photos. One of her family, the other of Aiden, Madison, Spencer and her family, since this was the only photo of all of them together. She remembered the day well, everyone had been tricked into being in the photo. She smiled at the memory.
“What are you smiling about?” The sudden noise caused Raife’s daughter to jump.
Ashley looked up and answered, “I was thinking of when this photo was taken. Do you remember? Everyone was either tricked or blackmailed into it.”
Raife laughed, “Yeah, I remember...Are you taking it with you?” He got a nod in response. Ashley showed him everything else she was taking too then started putting it all into the boxes. Raife helped and together they finished packing all of Ashley's things.
By midnight, they had almost everything ready to go. They were going to load the boxes and totes into the rented vehicle tomorrow morning. Raife suggested they get up early so they have enough time to pack all of his stuff and load it before ten the next night. They needed the sleep to be alert for their trip to the airport the next day.
Sunday evening, Raife and Ashley were unloading everything into their new house in Lima, Ohio. It had seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, a dining room, living room, and kitchen, all on two floors. Ashley was amazed at the size of the house. She forgets sometimes just how rich her father is because of his music career. This house was much bigger than hers back in L.A., and she thought that one was big.
“I figured you could have the master bedroom, another room as your library, and another as your music room. Then there's a bedroom for me, two guest bedrooms, and a room for whatever you want.” Raife told his daughter as they brought stuff in. “The guest bedrooms will be the two downstairs. Then there's a bathroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Those are all downstairs, too. The other five bedrooms are upstairs - and two other bathrooms." he explained.
Ashley walked over to the back door and looked out at the backyard, which was as amazing as the rest of the house. The backyard was surrounded by a six-foot fence and there was an in-ground pool. The area surrounding the pool and the path leading to the back porch was cement, the rest of it was grass.
“This is awesome!” Ashley exclaimed. “I have a feeling I’m going to love it here. My new beginning has just begun. Thank you Dad, I really appreciate you bringing me along.”
“You're welcome, Sweetie,” he told the just barely seventeen year old. “By the way, school starts next Monday and I’m going to take you tomorrow to get enrolled, okay?”
“Yeah, that’s perfect.” Ashley replied with a smile..