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This week on…a Shot at Love…

Selena begins getting dressed for her day in Girl Taylor’s hometown. These dates were huge. Selena was ultimately choosing her top two after the next few days.

Selena’s driver finally pulls up to T.Swift’s house in a little town a bit outside of Nashville. Selena senses that the town is much cozier than where she lives: LA and New York.

Selena: I promised myself no make-outs on these dates! This is all about getting to know them and where they come from. Besides, there will be plenty of time for making out on our over-night dates next week.

“Selena, hi!” Taylor enthusiastically greets the brunette. She envelopes Selena in her arms tightly before bashfully pulling away. “I’m excited for you to meet Ben.”

“Me too.” Selena follows Taylor into the welcoming home. “Tay, I love your house. It’s so…cozy.”

Taylor scoffs. “Yeah, I bet. Especially compared to your mansions.”

“Trust me Tay, mansions are great. But they are nothing without someone to share them with.”

Taylor smiles and they walk into the kitchen, a table set for three awaiting them. Four-year-old Ben sits at the head of it, wearing a tuxedo.

“Oh my god. That tuxedo has to be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.” Selena coos over the boy.

“Really? ‘Cause I think I look like a penguin.” Ben responds.

Taylor blushes and Selena laughs.

Selena: That kid is adorable and smart and has the cutest blonde hair. Just like Taylor.

As they eat dinner, the three fall into a comfortable conversation.

“So tell me, Ben. Do you love your mom?”

The boy nods his head as he finishes off his steak. “Mhm.”

“Do you like me?”

“Mhm. And I know momma likes you too. She told me so before you came and that if I was good she’d give me ice cream.”

Selena raises an eyebrow and looks at Taylor, who blushes for the fifth time that night. “Did she?”

“Yup.” Ben shows his plate to Taylor. “I want ice cream now.”

“Okay, Benny. Just let me say goodbye to Selena and we’ll have ice cream.”

Selena hugs Ben goodbye and makes her way out to Taylor’s porch. Selena’s limo pulls up and she takes Taylor into a tight embrace.

“You are so lucky to have Ben, Tay. He seems like such a great kid.”

Taylor beams. “Thank you, Selena. He is such a huge part of my life…”

Selena: So much for no making out.

Selena kisses Taylor slowly and continues the slow pace until a certain boy interrupts.

“Momma, I want ice cream and that’s icky.” The two girls laugh, share one last quick kiss, and Selena is off into the limo.

Selena: I can really see myself having a life with Taylor. I love her small hometown, she’s incredibly family-oriented, and she just seems so genuine. And I can’t forget that Ben is too cute for words. I’m starting to develop legitimate feelings for this girl.

Taylor: I think our hometown date went great. She seemed to really like Ben and that kiss…oh man. I just wish I could do that again and again. I hate the thought that she has three dates after mine. It scares me.

---

The next day Selena flies out to a suburb outside of Los Angeles.

Selena strides up to the door confidently and surveys her surroundings. The house was a decent size, definitely a family home, and the neighborhood seems peaceful. The sun is setting and it’s a pretty sight. She feels like it’s a good omen.

She’s greeted at the door by a woman in her late 40’s. “Oh, you must be Selena! Please, come inside!”

“Sure.” Selena smiles warmly at the lady as she leads her to the kitchen.

“I’m Mrs. Cyrus and this is Miley’s little sister, Noah.”

Noah rolls her eyes. “I’m nine, Mom. I’m hardly her ‘little’ sister.”

Suddenly Miley appears from the living room. “You’re the little sister and forever will be. Get over it.”

Miley hugs Selena and kisses her lips briefly. “Oh, and this is Hilary. She’s my partner in my self-defense business. She’s also my best friend; well that’s what she tells me anyway.”

Selena and Hilary shake hands. “Nice to meet you.”

They all sit down to dinner and Selena tries to get to know more about Miley through her family. “So you guys are okay with Miley being with a woman?”

Noah feigns choking. “What?! Miley’s gay?! This can’t be!”

“Alright, enough Noah. Yes, Selena. We are quite okay with it. She actually came out to us in high school.”

“Oh yeah? Was it because you got yourself a girlfriend?”

Suddenly Miley gets fidgety. Mrs. Cyrus answers for her. “Yes, didn’t she tell you? She and Hilary dated back in the day. It was silly, really.”

Selena: Okay, kind of weird. She works with this girl everyday and they are exes? It’s a sketchy situation.

Miley laughs nervously. “Yeah, really silly. It can’t even count as a relationship; I mean we’re strictly of the friend variety now. Just friends.”

Hilary swallows. “Yeah, Selena. Nothing to worry about.” Hilary’s face betrays her words.

Just as Selena is about to speak, to hopefully break the tension, a loud crash is heard on Miley’s doorstep.

“What the hell was that?” Miley whispers. “Not today.”

Miley, Selena, and Hilary walk up to the front door and open it. Outside, a brunette woman about their age is throwing beer bottles at the house and cursing.

“Finally you open the door!”

Miley turns white as a ghost and steps outside.

Miley: This could not be going any worse. I. Am. So. Screwed.

“Mandy, what the hell are you doing here?”

“I came to see you, sweetie!” Mandy runs up the steps but Miley quickly backs up into the house.

Mandy freezes at the door step. “How about you let me in?”

Miley smirks. “No. Go away, okay?”

“No! And-” Mandy stops when she notices Selena. “Who is this?”

“It’s none of your business.”

“Baby-”

“Did she just call you baby?” Selena’s comment goes ignored.

“Mandy Jiroux just go home. I’m not kidding!”

“I think I deserve an explanation after you left for a whole month without telling me where you were going!”

Miley starts yelling, getting increasingly impatient with the girl before her. “Mandy! We broke up! That means I don’t have to tell you anything anymore.”

Mandy’s face drops. “Is that who this bitch is? Your new girl?” Mandy looks Selena up and down.

Selena shifts uncomfortably. “Miley this is getting a little weird…”

At that moment, Mrs. Cyrus walks by the door. “Oh hi, Mandy! So nice to see you again! Would you like to come in? I bought you the cutest bracelet at a yard sale the other day…”

“Mom no!” Miley cries out. Mandy smirks and walks through the door, her shoulder colliding with Miley’s in the process. She plops herself down onto the couch.

“I’m not leaving until Miley talks to me without yelling. I’m very sensitive, you know.”

“I think I’m just going to go now.” Selena awkwardly makes her way out the door and down the steps.

“Selena, wait!” Miley runs up to Selena. “Look, I’m really sorry about Mandy. She’s just very clingy and doesn’t know how to let go.”

Selena looks Miley straight in the eye. “When did you break up with her, Miley? And don’t lie to me.”

“Two weeks before the show.”

“Wow. That’s all I needed to know.” Selena’s disappointment is clear.        

Miley calls out to her back, “Selena, I really do care a lot about you! I could be falling for you. Please! Don’t let my ex ruin this for us.”

“I have a lot to think about.”

Miley watches as Selena sits into the limo. “I’m sorry, Selena.”

“Me too.” The limo door closes.

Selena: I had such great chemistry with her before today. I was jealous of her connection with Hilary and then her crazy ex shows up? But what I can’t believe is that Miley was with her and then breaks up with her right before the show. So not okay.

Miley: I am going to kill Mandy. She ruined everything. Hopefully Selena will base her decisions on her feelings for me and not my stupid past and family.

---

Selena’s limo pulls up to a road with the sign Lea Estates written in front of it. There are at least a dozen houses lining the road. It eerily reminds Selena of Wisteria Lane. They are in a town about an hour outside of New York City.

Selena: Desperate Housewives, anyone?

Selena walks to the house she had been dropped off at and shrieks when she feels two arms wrap around her from behind. “Hey, Selena.” Boy Taylor whispers into her ear.

Selena giggles and pushes Taylor off of her. “Jerk. You scared me!”

“Sorry.” Taylor smiles warmly.

“You live in such a clean-cut neighborhood.”

“Well, thanks, I think.” Taylor laughs. “I built it.”

Selena smiles and looks around, a small wave of pride washing over her. “You designed all of these? They’re beautiful.”

Selena: What Taylor can do is amazing. It’s funny…whenever someone can do something that I can’t, it makes it that much more impressive.

“I was thinking we could go to the park and hang out there. My parents are there with Lea.”

“Sounds good. Aw, did you name the estates after Lea?”

“Yeah, she basically begged me too. It’s so hard to say no to her.”

They arrive at the park and get the introductions over with. Selena bonds with Lea instantly by pushing her on the swings and afterwards she spends some time talking with his parents. Nothing eventful really happens.

Later on Taylor chases Selena around until they both collapse underneath the slide. Selena breaks out into a fit of giggles and snuggles into Taylor’s chest.

“Do you think you could be happy with me, Taylor?”

“Absolutely.” He kisses Selena’s forehead. “Come on, I have to take you back now.”

Selena: Taylor was great. He’s caring, handsome, his daughter is great, and his family supports him. But why do I still feel like something is missing?

Taylor L: I think our date went great. My family loved her and I think she equally liked them. I can offer her more than anyone else can.

---

Selena takes the elevator up to Demi’s LA apartment.

Selena: I’m trying not to let location be a factor in my decision. But it is really convenient that Demi lives in LA right near my house and Miley’s not all that far either. And Taylor L, he lives about two hours from my NY apartment.

“Hey.” Demi has her trademark smirk on when she answers the door.

“Hey Demi.”Selena matches Demi’s smirk.

Selena: Every time I see this girl, I feel an excitement I don’t feel for anyone else. I don’t know how to explain it.

“I missed you.”

“Really?”

“No.” Demi smacks Selena’s butt, forcing her to venture into the apartment.

“I don’t really have a traditional family, but I consider these guys my family slash roommates. This is my best friend Chloe, and her girlfriend Meaghan. And that’s Brandon.”

Brandon pops his imaginary collar. “You know it.”

 “So.” Demi interrupts. “I was thinking we could play a game.”

“Oh yeah? What kind of game?”

Demi smirks and looks across the room. Selena follows her eyes and laughs when her eyes land on their big screen TV. “Rock band? Seriously?”

Brandon gives her a funny but friendly look. “Dude, if you are gonna be coming around here, you gotta be a rock band player.”

“Hey, I’ll have you know I’m really good at the guitar.”

Demi puts a hand on her hip. “Prove it.” She challenges Selena.

“Oh it is so on.”

Selena rocks out on the guitar, Brandon on the bass, Demi on the drums, and Chloe sings. Meaghan declares herself the groupie and cheers them on.

They finish their fifth song when Selena announces she needs a break. “Why don’t you show me your room, Dem?”

They make their way into Demi’s room and the second the door closes Demi has Selena pinned against the back of the door. “Demi…we can’t…”

Demi looks confused. “Why not, Sel?” As she asks the question, she trails her finger tips up and down Selena’s thigh.

Selena’s breath hitches. “Um-uh…Because I promised myself I wouldn’t make-out with anyone and..."

“I think you should break your rule. Live a little.”

Selena: Oh, what the hell!

Selena leans in and wraps her arms around Demi’s neck. She brings her lips to Demi’s and soon her tongue is battling with the other brunettes.

Demi thrusts Selena up against the door, their bodies pushing together. Selena can feel the heat radiating off of Demi and she lets out a little moan.

Selena pulls back for breath, trying to find any kind of self control. Demi takes the opportunity to kiss up her neck. “I-um, I have to go. I’ll see you tomorrow.” Selena kisses Demi again, much less intensely, and leaves the room. She says her goodbye to Demi’s “family” and makes her way back to the Shot at Love mansion.

Selena: I don’t even think I have to explain how I feel about Demi. It’s pretty obvious I like her a lot. And her friends accepted me right away.

Demi: I really like Selena. And people might think I’m a slut, but they can think what they want. I like to have a good time but I really do want someone I can fall in love with and share my time with. I know Selena could be that person.

---

“Do you know what you are going to do?” Jennifer asks Selena.

“Yeah. It’s not going to be easy though. I hate that I have to hurt someone.”

“I know. Good luck.” Jennifer hugs her best friend and Selena makes her way to eliminations.

“There are four of you, and only two keys.”

Taylor L: I hate this. She’s sending two people home. I don’t know though, I think I’m safe.

“Demi, I have such a connection with you and there is no way I’m ready to let go of you. You still have a shot at love, are you interested?”

“Definitely.” Demi sighs in relief.

Demi: Thank God. I was getting nervous and that never happens to me.

“Miley…I think you are a great girl. You’re pretty and you can kick some serious ass. But when I visited there just seemed to be way too much baggage that I’d have to deal with. I’m sorry but I think you should go home and figure out things with Mandy and Hilary. Your shot at love has ended.”

Miley nods and hugs Selena tightly. She leaves with her head held high.

Selena: Eliminating Miley was really hard to do. I had a strong connection with her and she really is a great girl. I didn’t want to hurt her but someone had to go.

Miley (in tears): I can’t say I’m not pissed. Because I am. And I feel hurt. I really thought Selena would choose me in the end.

“Taylor and Taylor. The two of you are similar in so many ways. It’s one of the reasons I had to make this decision to send two people home. Boy Taylor can you please step forward.”

Selena has tears in her eyes as she takes Boy Taylor’s hands in her own. “I really and truly care about you and I hope you don’t ever think otherwise. I’m so glad I got the chance to know you. However…I feel like you would be more of my wise older brother or one of my very good friends. I don’t want to waste your time when I know deep down that I care about Taylor S and Demi in a different way than I care about you. Your shot at love has ended.”

Taylor L hugs Selena. “No hard feelings.” He walks out of the mansion.

Selena: I had to do it. I really hope he turns into a good friend of mine because I’ll miss him.

Taylor L: I’m shocked. That’s all I can really say. I did not get the friend vibe from her…It just sucks.

Selena finally turns away from the door and smiles at Taylor S. “Taylor, you still have a shot at love, are you interested?”

“Of course.”

Taylor accepts her key and they stand around Selena for the final time with their shot glasses. “Here’s to a shot at love!”

Demi: Me and Taylor are polar opposites. Let the battle begin.

Next time on…a Shot at Love…

Finale: Demi and Taylor meet Selena’s mom and spend time with Jennifer.  Selena makes her heart wrenching decision.

(AN: Last time to show your support!)


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relient_v
Jan. 23rd, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
awwww, miley =[
LOL @ mandy though those mileymandy videos were sooooooooo gay
and AW TAYLOR L. he'd be my choice eeeeasy. and i don't even like twilight haha.
anyway, idk who i'm rooting for because i like tswift better than demi but i also don't like the tswift/selena pairing sooo....i get the feeling it's gotta be demi/selena in the end though, too many demi/selena shippers to disappoint haha.
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
trust me, i felt awful sending miley home. if selena could have 3 winners, i totally would have written it that way lol

and yes, omg taylor lautner is sooo my type in guys. love the dark ones.

thanks for reading :)
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spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
glad you like it, thanks for reading :)
buffaith
Jan. 23rd, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
I love Miley's family and her exes.lol Selena/Taylor is sweet (esp.after that recent pictures of them :P) but I'm still rooting for Lovez. <3
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC)
haha glad you liked them :)

thanks for reading!
aviator94
Jan. 23rd, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
lol
loved it. quand tu escribis, estoy alegre
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
Re: lol
thank you! and i took portuguese in high school, but i'm guessing that says "when you write, i'm happy"?

anyway, thanks for reading :)
mary_ff
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
Demi + Rock band + her in the drums + make out = Me having a heart attack . Seriously... PERFECT. xD

GO DEMI ! GO DEMI YOU CAN MAKE IT, SELENA NEEDS A WOMAN, NOT A CANDY \O/ -where did that came from? oo' #fail
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
lmao i loved the cheer.

and i'm happy to hear you liked the rock band part!!

thanks for reading :)
nighthawk013
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
*cries* B-but Miley... :( God, how I wish to kill Mandy right now.
Jk, I guess I'm rooting for Demi now. She's so awesome in this ^^
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
sorry! i really didn't want to get rid of miley, i think she was my favorite. but there seemed to be more demi/t.swift supporters :(

thanks for reading :)
retrogleekchick
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
TaylorS. && Selena's moments are adorable<33
I'm really, really so much hoping for a TaylorS./Selena Ending.
As always great story :D
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
so glad you like it!

thanks for reading :)
ash15067
Jan. 23rd, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
lol imma cheater i scrolled down to see the top two then read it TEAM DEMI!!!!!!!!YEAH!!!!!!!
theatrebob1
Jan. 24th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
this is like crack. it's quite addiction, and I REALLY LIKE IT. :D
theatrebob1
Jan. 24th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
**wow spelling fail. addictive*
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ash15067
Jan. 24th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!HOLLY SH*T!!!!!!!!PLEASE LET SELEMI GOMATO BE THE CHAMPION!!!!!!!!! AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!POST RIGHT DAMN NOW I DONT CARE HOLLYSH*T HOLLYSH*IT! I LOVE YOU FOR MAKING THIS!! HIGH FIVE!!!.....wait im sending you this on the computer.....Fail!!!!.....im blushing and feel like and idiot sooooo..bye
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
haha thank you for the enthusiastic comment!!

and for reading :)
coffeecommunity
Jan. 24th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
I'm really torn here, because I'm usually such a Demi fangirl with stories like this, but I really want her to end up with Taylor here. I just haven't seen much past the physical connection with Demi, Demi hasn't really opened up for her the way Taylor has, and she isn't the kind to stay settled for long (no matter how much she wants to or tries). Taylor, on the other hand, is playing for keeps and they have a genuine bond. Plus her little boy is the cutest thing alive, and it seems that Selena's greatest desire is to find her forever, not just her "shot at love." I'm really pulling for Taylor here.

Also, I just wanna say that I really love what you've done with this story, especially since I was not at all a fan of the show with Tila Tequila. I like the way you've kept the show's structure with the confessionals, it's easier to follow and you really get to know each different character. Not gonna lie, I'm gonna be kinda sad to see this story end, but I can't wait to read it, again and again and again...
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
that's actually a really convincing argument. although, will selena see it that way? we'll just have to see ;)

and thank you! i'm really happy you liked it :)
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spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
you'll see soon :)

thank you for reading!
giveloveaway18
Jan. 24th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
This is going to be interesting...
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
thanks for reading :)
insomnia_cursed
Jan. 24th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
OMFG OMFG OMFG DEMI DEMI DEMI DEMI DEMI DEMI DEMI DEMI DEMI.
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
haha thanks for reading :)
zirc3012
Jan. 24th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
still in it for team tayolor s. lolz i love them together, they are so adorable
spashley20
Jan. 24th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
glad you like them :)

thanks for reading!
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