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A/N: This story is right after Duncan arrives to Playa Des Losers.
This belongs to WillowWitch on Fanfiction.net, not mine.
Izzy, the crazy wanted girl of Playa Des Losers, had been sneaking around ALL DAY, making sure to stay out of everyone's sight. Why? No one would know. Being a contestant on the famous hit show Total Drama Island, no one really cared about what she did as long as it brought RATINGS! … Well, only Chris cared about the ratings. His producers were the ones that had to keep him in line… When they wanted to. We're off topic, now, so let's get back to the story!She had been holding something in her hands… A bottle of some unknown substance? Hmm… Like I said, no one knew. All we could tell was that she was headed towards the rooms of one of the former contestants. Who's room? That's easy!Noah's, of course!Ever since Izzy saw Noah kiss Cody on the ear during the Awake-A-Thon, she couldn't help but try to get those two together! … Well, more like just plain teasing them, but whatever! She was bored, and entertainment was of the essence!
She had now been standing right outside of our poor victim's room, snickering to herself as she picked the lock with her skeleton key. Folks, do NOT ask me where she got that, I'm just the narrator. She crawled into his room so swiftly and silently that the dark-skinned boy was still sound asleep even after grabbing a bottle right next to the lamp on his nightstand. It seemed to be Noah's… cologne? Did anyone know he even wore that?Without hesitation, Izzy opened both bottles and poured the contents of her mysterious concoction into his cologne bottle. With more snickering as she placed the bottle back on the nightstand, she quickly crawled out of his room and closed the door softly behind her. As she rubbed her hands together evilly, she could only imagine what was going to happen once he put that cologne on him…
Minutes later, Noah had woken up with a sneaky suspicion that the day was just too…
It was too innocent. Considering how much everyone at the five-star resort loved playing pranks on the short know-it-all, it wouldn't shock him if someone were to pull something with him. However, not really noticing anything different, no matter how much the feeling bothered him, he stood from his bed and tidied up. Somehow, the feeling of suspicion wouldn't leave him alone, but he was able to shrug it off after getting cleaned up and dressed.
He looked at his night stand and remembered his cologne, which he always wore, yet, no one really noticed. To Noah, cologne was just another way of making him feel clean. Yes, Noah was a neat freak. He couldn't help it. Quickly spraying a little on himself, he couldn't help but think that something was going to happen today… Something bad…
But, like everything else, he just shrugged it off and walked out his door to join the rest of the Playa Des Losers population, which consisted of everyone all the way to Duncan. Of course, it was a lot livelier now that there weren't just two other people to talk to like when Noah first arrived, and that was a good thing… For the most part. Everyone seemed awfully cool with each other now that they weren't able to compete for the $100,000... Some of his own team even began talking with him again. However, those few people that actually spoke to him were Trent, Katie, Sadie, Izzy (although she teased him more than anything else), Eva, Ezekiel (On rare occasions), and…
Sure, it took a while for THOSE two to talk again, considering how awkward it was for them after the whole 'ear-kissing' thing. Yet, Cody was the one to talk to Noah first! Which not only shocked him, but made him a little happy on the inside… Why? Well…
Noah had a little bit of a… crush… on the tech-geek, cool wanna-be…
It was weird, as he found nothing to be impressed with about the boy at first. Yet, when they began talking afterwards… It was weird. They actually got along well. Their obsession with videogames, their intellect, a lot of things! Cody seemed to be the only intellectual person other than Trent that he could talk to. They were really good friends… And although Noah wished for more, he knew otherwise.
Speaking of which, as he walked outside to sit in one of those chairs by the pool to read, he didn't notice all the stares that the guys at the resort were giving him. Three in particular, had been staring at him with a longing look…
Cody had been staring at the lazy know-it-all since he first took a step outside into the sun, and couldn't help but stay that way. Ever since the incident during the Awake-A-Thon, Cody couldn't help but think about the dark-skinned boy even after he was voted off, and in which case… Well, Cody grew to liking the boy… He still liked Gwen, but… Technically, Cody considered himself to be bi, which meant it was okay for him to like either, right? Right!
At first, he thought he was just going crazy, but then when Noah wasn't awkward around him when they started talking again, Cody figured that he must've been a cool guy! A REALLY cool guy to not be avoiding the young gap-toothed boy even if it WASN'T his fault. Yeah, Cody was attracted to Noah. He wouldn't let anyone know this, but he always thought Noah was a bit feminine… Granted, a lot of the contestants did, but like it mattered!
Suddenly, when a sudden sweet smell hit the air, Cody felt like melting. He looked around to see where it was located, and his eyes widened as he realized the other guys must have smelt it, too, as they were looking around. Suddenly, looking at the edge of the pool, he realized that the smell originated from none other than his very own crush… Noah…
He stared at the boy as he was peacefully reading, but noticed that someone had been walking towards the boy, and his eyes widened at who it was…
Duncan had been lying down with an aggravated look on his face. Courtney had been giving him grief ever since he got voted off. Seriously, the girl had been getting on his nerves for a while. She just wasn't the same girl he knew since she was voted off because of Harold… In fact, she didn't even say anything to him when he first arrived because she was too preoccupied trying to hit Harold with another lamp post. He was definitely not taking that too well, though it was entertaining to watch her beat the living hell outta the nerd, he couldn't help but think he didn't really like Courtney as well as he'd thought.
Suddenly, he remembered something as he'd noticed a certain dark-skinned know-it-all walk out into the outside grounds of the resort and felt something jolt within him. Come to think of it, although it was kinda funny, but when that Noah guy first arrived to the island, Duncan had thought he was a girl. Seriously, the boy was a TWIG! With LONG HAIR! How could you NOT think he was a girl? And a hot one at that! …Okay, not exactly hot, but cute! … But Duncan refuses to say cute, so we'll stick with hot…
Then that smell… Something… Something sweet? Duncan caught wind of it, and looked around just as many others had, and noticed that it originated from the person he'd been thinking of just now. Somehow, he couldn't help but watch the boy as he read to himself silently. That was one thing about Noah that caught Duncan's attention. He was such a goody-goody! So boring! He needed to learn to be bad! And Duncan brought it upon himself to teach the boy to do so!
… What was it about goody-goody two shoes that attracted Duncan so much, anyway…?
Well, whatever it was, he didn't care as he stood and walked over to the boy…
Justin was always a person of attention, no matter what he did, or where he went. He was too beautiful, and everyone agreed with that!… Well, everyone but one person… No matter how gay it sounded, he even got all of the guys to admit that he was like a God. Yet, only one person believed otherwise…
Something had always bothered Justin about Noah… The boy was everything he wasn't. Justin may not have known much, but it wasn't like he needed to! He was beautiful! Everyone knew it! And it wasn't like he was Lindsay, where he was JUST beautiful! He was just as smart as any other teenager! What bothered him the most, however, was that even though everyone wanted to be like Justin…
Noah was okay with himself, no matter how much people said about him. This had intrigued Justin a bit. Being proud of yourself even without good looks? All Justin ever needed was his looks to get anywhere, and that's what made him proud. What could Noah have been proud about? His books? His brains? Those things can't get the attention that Justin was given… Yet, Noah was still okay with it. He was even okay with making fun of others due to his lack of athletic skill, and yet… Even though Justin thought it was a bit cold…
It was kinda admirable. To be so honest with others even with possibly knowing that they'll all be pissed about it. That was something Justin couldn't do, because that would ruin his image… There were things Justin has wanted to say to many different people- Heather being one of them once he found out how he'd been voted off, but he'd bit his tongue and let it go. Noah, however, held nothing back…
With these thoughts, he couldn't help but notice a sweet aroma filling the air around him, and looked to see that it came from Noah, who'd been sitting on a chair just reading like he usually did… The boy was always alone. Even here in Playa Des Losers… Maybe he could figure out this weird feeling he's getting by actually conversing with the boy. Maybe he could learn to be just as free and proud of himself as Noah was, knowing that whatever he did, he'd still have his pride. It couldn't hurt, but somehow he knew it'd be hard, as Noah wasn't attracted to his adoringly good looks just as everyone else had been! It'd be hard to impress Noah with just looks…
… Wait, what was he talking about…?
…Was… Was he trying to impress Noah…?
…Did Justin LIKE Noah…?
He didn't have much time to think about it as he noticed the green, Mohawk-haired delinquent walking towards the boy he admired.
Noah had gotten to the end of the first chapter peacefully when he finally realized that someone had been behind him, trying to look over his shoulder. He turned around to find Harold! Harold seemed to be sniffing him! Of course Noah was freaked out, but also wondering what in the world Harold was doing sniffing him. He smelled his hands and hair, but nothing smelled any different.
Not that it'd matter. Noah had a terrible sense of smell other than when it came to Owen…
"Uh, can I help you?" he asked, straining politeness.
"Oh, uh, sorry, dude… It's just, you smell like LeShawna when I first met her…" Harold replied, sighing dreamily and staring off towards the large dark girl who'd been chatting with Trent and Lindsay. Noah stared at the dorky nerd with a raised eyebrow, a little bothered by the fact that he smelt like a girl.
"Uh… Okaaaay….?" said Noah, staring at the boy strangely, but went back to his book.
"Hey! THERE YOU ARE, TRAITOR!"
Suddenly, something hit Noah on his back and caused him to hit the ground with a yelp of pain. He looked up, rubbing his back to see the annoying CIT herself, Courtney. He glared at her as she covered her mouth as if to say 'oops'. As much as the boy annoyed her, he wasn't exactly her target. She had tried to hit Harold, who ducked out of the way in time to let Noah take the blow. She looked apologetically at the poor boy on the ground.
"Oh my gosh! Sorry, Noah! Dang you, Harold! You won't get away!" she shouted, chasing after the boy with the lamp post that she'd been carrying.
With a sigh of frustration, Noah tried to grab a book, but noticed someone else had grabbed it for him. Looking up, he raised his eyebrow and his eyes widened at who it was.
Duncan stood before him, holding out his hand to help the boy up. Noah stared at him skeptically. Looking at his hand to make sure there was nothing to prank him with, Noah reached his hand out to grab the other boy's hand, but thought otherwise and stood on his own, rubbing his back. Duncan looked offended by this, but shrugged it of as he tried to make conversation.
"Heh, that girl really does his hard with lamp posts, doesn't she?" he asked, with a voice that made Noah stare at him suspiciously and with surprise.
"Uh… Yeah… Like Eva with a brick wall" he said hesitantly, still not sure what the boy was trying to do.
Suddenly, he noticed the taller boy take a whiff of his hair, making him back up a little in discomfort. This was getting a little out of hand, but Duncan didn't let him off that easily as he wrapped his arm around Noah's shoulders and pulled him closer to him. Noah stiffened immediately, looking at the taller male as though he lost his mind. Duncan smirked.
"Come on, dude! Loosen up a bit!" said Duncan, pulling Noah closer to him.
Noah cringed at the closeness he and Duncan's faces had, the stares he was getting from this, and the fact that this might be some kind of joke to get him beaten up later. Duncan noticed this, and laughed, leaning on the boy more than he already was.
"Dude, seriously, chill! I ain't gonna bite!" he said.
"Hey… Noah… whatcha doing?"
The two looked at the new voice, which belonged to none other than Cody, who looked less than pleased with the scene before him. Noah stiffened even more with his presence, and Duncan realized this, glaring at the dork.
"We're talking. That's what he's doing" said Duncan, not caring that Noah had tried to reply himself. Noah stared at Duncan, getting a look from him. "What?"Noah was growing tired of this. He immediately took Duncan's arm off of him and moved a distance away from the juvenile delinquent, earning a confused look from him, and a relieved one from Cody, which Noah had not taken notice of. Noah crossed his arms and looked at Duncan.
"Alright, what's the joke? Where's the punch line?" he asked, as-a-matter-of-factly. Duncan shrugged.
"I was just thinking you and I could talk a little. Ya know, get to know each other more!" said Duncan, earning shocked looks from EVERYONE.
"You threatened to pierce my lip when we first met" said Noah, hesitating due to the awkwardness and confusion in his throat.
"Could resist. They're really soft" said Duncan, leaning close to Noah, smirking as Cody's eyes bulged out of his head at the scene (As did many others).
"What's going on here?"
The three boys looked to see a God standing before them… Well, while Cody and Duncan were speechless at his sudden appearance, Noah was just down-right shocked that Justin actually SPOKE! Duncan snapped out of it and wrapped his arms around Noah once again.
"None of your business. What, you jealous?" he asked, smirking again.
Cody and Justin's jaws dropped… Well, Cody's did. Justin's face looked like it was willing to do so, but didn't for some reason. They stared at Noah, who was twitching in confusion and shock and MANY unexplainable feelings at the moment. However, before anything else could be said, Courtney joined in the conversation.
"DUNCAN! What are you DOING!" she shouted.
"I'm moving on, Princess! You're the one who always says I'm not your type" he said, gripping Noah tighter. Noah's face went back to normal as backed away from Duncan again.
"Whoa, wait a minute. Moving on? I'm not gay!" he said. Everyone laughed at this.
"Dude, it's alright! Just admit it!" Geoff said, holding Bridgette closer to him.
"We already know!" said LeShawna. "Nerd's got the hots for the boys!"
With this, Harold suddenly shot up from the bush behind her.
"I am NOT into boys, LeShawna! I'm into YOU! GOSH!" he shouted, getting everyone's attention directed towards him. Including Courtney's.
"Uh, Sugar… We weren't talking about you" she replied, shocked, and embarrassed.
"Oh" he replied, turning red. He sank back down into the bushes again, and out of everyone sights, which reverted back to Duncan holding Noah once again. He was red from the whole 'not-gay' thing from a few seconds ago.
"Well, even if I am gay! What do you mean moving on! I'm not some rebound!" Noah said, suddenly mad.
"Whatever, dude! I liked you before Courtney!"
Everyone's jaws dropped at this, Courtney fainted, and even Eva was completely shocked and even dropped her weights. Noah stared at him, a little red on his face. Cody and Justin stared at him with the BIGGEST jaw drops imaginable. Justin's jaw actually dropped this time. Justin snapped out of it and walked to Duncan, grabbing Noah's hand and pulling him away from the delinquent with a determined look (Which made the girls swoon) on his face.
"He doesn't like being around you, apparently" said Justin, and Duncan growled.
Everyone was at the edge of their seats now. JUSTIN was defending NOAH! Noah had still been red in the face, but now he was a cherry! Justin was defending him! What the hell was GOING ON! Noah looked like he was going to throw up, and Cody noticed.
"Dude, you alright?" asked Cody, patting his shoulder, still shocked at what was going on.
"…" replied Noah, who opened his mouth to speak, but couldn't say anything.
Duncan and Justin immediately saw Cody talking with Noah and a red flag shot up in their heads. They joined in and looked at Noah, who back away from all three of them slowly, not sure what to say, or do.
"Dude, maybe I should take you to your room. You don't look too good" said Cody, but was pushed to the side by Duncan.
"C-Cody-" started Noah, trying to see if the tech-geek was okay, but Duncan interrupted him by putting his forehead on Noah's, making him redder.
"Wow, you're really burning up, dude!" said Duncan, picking Noah up bridal style. Noah was too embarrassed to protest.
"You used your forehead to check his temperature?" asked Justin, a lot more ticked off than he realized.
"Yeah, it's common sense!" started Cody, getting up. "It's the one place that least makes it seem hotter than it actually-"
"Shut up, dweeb" said Duncan, and Justin was checking Noah without him noticing. When he noticed, he yanked Noah out of Justin's range, and they glared at each other as Noah felt ready to die from shock and confusion.
"Alright, dudes, break it UP!" shouted LeShawna, pushing the two away from each other, causing Duncan to drop Noah into the pool. He came up from the water and looked at the scene before him. "You okay there, Hun?"
He nodded wordlessly.
"Look, what you two need to do right now, is BACK OFF of the lazy know-it-all and let him have his space!" scolded LeShawna, not noticing the glare Noah sent her. Yet, he was grateful for her saving him in this REALLY BIG time of need. LeShawna noticed that Cody was walking towards Noah at the edge of the pool, and stopped him. "Hold it there, Sugar! You should let him have some space, too!"
Cody stared at her a little intimidated, and nodded.
"Um, we'll take him to his room, LeShawna" said Katie, who was joined by Sadie when pulling him out of the pool as wordlessly and shocked as he was. She nodded in approval as they walked him into the building.
"As for you two…" she started, not sure what to say now. "Leave that poor boy alone, already! Let him rest for now! All this weirdness must be making him insane!"
The two glared at each other, and Cody stared at them and cringed when they directed both their glares at him. Yet, couldn't hide the fact that he was troubled with them liking Noah as well…
(Confession Cam- Yes, there's one at the Playa Des Losers in this story! XD)
Duncan: "What idiots! Did they actually think a guy with attitude like Noah would go for them? Especially Justin! Last time I checked, I swear I remember Noah not liking the boy at all! But Cody will be a problem as they've already kissed… It doesn't matter, I got COURTNEY to like me, so it won't be hard! They won't stand a chance-"
Justin: "I wasn't sure about how I felt about Noah at first, but now I do! And I'm not letting Duncan get his hands on him when he looks at Noah like he's a piece of meat! And Cody's definitely someone to watch out for… I'll be talking a LOT more from here on- "
Cody: "I wonder what Noah was thinking when that whole scene went down! He seemed pretty… lost! Heck, we ALL were! DUNCAN and JUSTIN having crushes on NOAH! MY FRIEND iAND/i CRUSH NOAH! Come on! That's some MAJOR competition! I have my money cut out for me-"
All: "-because Noah's MINE!"
Izzy: "Wow, I, like, didn't actually think getting those three to reveal their feelings towards him would be THAT easy! Putting something to strengthen the smell of Noah's cologne was gonna get Cody for sure, but I had different plans of getting Justin and Duncan to admit it! Whatever, the games' on now, and things here aren't going to be so boring for Noah now! He should thank me! He's got three manly men waiting to get him in bed and-" *Camera stops*