| 17 |

Almost 2 hours and 50 takes later, Mya finally finished up her scenes and hurried out of the small club. Her jealousy burned by not knowing what Britney was up to and where she had taken Justin.

Her bodyguards escorted her to an SUV and drove down to the beach with strict commands. Before the truck was even stopped, Mya jumped out and quickly scanned the boardwalk.

"I think it would be safer if we followed you." the one guard said to her as she noticed Britney and Justin sitting down on the beach.

"No, thats ok. I'll be fine. Justin and Britney are right down there." she said pointing in their direction.

"Ok then." he reluctantly agreed.

Mya ran down the wooden steps and walked towards the big beach umbrella that covered them from the sun. They were both sitting on a huge beach towel as a few bodyguards kept an eye out a few feet away. She stopped so that she wouldn't be seen so that she could listen in on Britney and Justin's conversation.

"So, why won't you answer my question?" Britney asked as she looked at him intensly.

"Because you should already know the answer." he replied.

"C'mon, Justin, please? Just go out with me tonight, we can go to some clubs, have some fun." she pleaded.

"Why would you even ask me that?"

Britney looked down to the sand and sighed. "You know, you are taking the relationship you have way too seriously. You need to get out and have some fun."

Justin looked at her with a stern look. "Yeah, thats exactly why we broke up. Because you were having too much fun without me."

"Ok, fine." Britney defended. "I'm not gonna fight with you. I just wish you would forget all the bad stuff and just remember the good things. We need to have fun again. Together." she smiled as she placed her hand on his arm.

"I don't know, Brit." he shook his head.

"Well, I hope I didn't interrupt anything important." Mya announced as she walked around the umbrella.

"Mya." Justin jumped up and walked up to her.

"Oh we were having lots of fun." Britney teased as she too stood up. "We were actually getting ready for more."

"You think you are." Mya snapped.

"Ok, stop." Justin jumped in.

"Why don't you tell her what we are doing tonight, Justin?" Britney said as she stood beside him.

"Get a life, Britney. And, go find your own man to hang out with." Mya added as she grabbed Justin's arm and drug him closer to her.

"You know what? You are lucky I am doing the vocal tracks for you or your acting debut would go right down the toilet." Britney pointed her finger at her.

"And you know what? You're lucky you are getting paid or you might just have to go sell your ass some more to get somewhere!" she yelled as she pulled Justin with her as she walked away.

"I can't believe you just said that to her!" Justin exclaimed as they walked back up the stairs towards the SUV.

"Why? It's true." Mya replied as she hopped into the truck.

"You know nothing about her and that statement was totally uncalled for." he said while slamming the door shut.

"You know what Justin? If you want to defend her and be on her side then you can get out of this truck right now." she said sternly.

"This is so childish." Justin shook his head.

"No, I'm serious." she huffed as she looked out her window.

"I should get back out." he said as he looked over at her. He saw a single tear escape the corner of her eye and roll down her cheek.

"Then go." she sniffed as more tears followed.

Justin leaned over and wiped the tears off her cheek. "I'm sorry. Let's just go back to the hotel, okay?" he whispered lightly.

Mya shook her head in agreement as Justin signaled the driver and they made their way back to the hotel.

They did not see Britney or hear from her the rest of the night. The evening came quickly as everyone got ready for the director's beach party for their last night at the Bahama's. Mya was now more relaxed and planned to enjoy their last night there.

"It's so pretty here. I don't wanna leave." Amy said as they sat around the fire that adorned the white sand.
"Yeah, me either. But, I'm hoping to come back again soon." Mya smiled as she looked at the lights sparkling as they hung around a huge section of the beach.

"Did you wanna go up and join the guys at the pool?" Amy asked as they both looked up at the large crowd that surrounded the pool at the hotel.

"Nah, I think I'm gonna stay down here a little bit yet." she replied.

"Are you sure?"

"Yeah." Mya said bluntly and looked back to the ocean.

"Ok, well, I'll send Justin down for ya." Amy said as she stood up and walked away.

"Thanks." she said softly to herself.

The wind blew lightly and the stars glistened and blinked in the sky. Mya breathed in the salty ocean air that she was so used to and enjoyed the serenity of the calm night.

"Whatcha thinkin' about?" Justin said from behind her as he sat down beside her.

"Oh, hey." she smiled. "Nothing really. Just trying to enjoy our last night here."

"You miss it already?" he snickered lightly.

"Yeah, kinda."

"Well we can come back anytime you want."

Mya looked at him intensly. "Really?"

"Sure." he brushed her blonde hair out of her face. "I'd give you the world If I could."

Mya looked into his blue eyes as they glittered from the lights. His face was illuminated from the fire giving him a seductive look. Mya quickly leaned in and kissed him, taking advantage of them being alone on the beach.

They exchanged kisses for a few more minutes until they were interrupted. "Shit." Mya cursed as she broke away.


"Look behind you." Mya huffed.

Justin turned around and saw Britney waving to them from up on the boardwalk. "Uggh." Justin garbled as he stood up. "I'll be right back."

Mya watched as Justin met up with Britney and talked to her for about five minutes and then returned.

"What's going on?" Mya asked quickly.

"Nothing really. She just decided to leave and wanted to say goodbye before she left." he replied as they stood by the fire.

"Uh, ok." Mya said, not knowing really how to reply.

"She apologized for creating any drama today."

"That's good I guess." Mya added as she walked around to the other side of the fire.

"How 'bout we forget everything from earlier and continue where we left off?" Justin smiled as he walked up to her.

Mya smiled back. "Sounds good to me."

They joined their hands together and walked off towards a darker part of the beach.

~ Chapter 18 ~