Sometimes, love is powerful, and sometimes awesome. But it's also sweet. Epically to a certain couple about to be talked about… Here is their story.
Tabitha, only daughter of the Barringtons, was forced to sign up for a reality show called "Total Drama Letterz", and she was one of the villains. However, her villain side was all an act, since she was forced to act all mean. When Letterama started, the new intern was reduced to a broken wreck… And that's when she met Rheneas.
Rheneas, a kind-hearted pyro, really adored Tabitha, and saw through her evil shell she was forced to set up. He quickly befriended the rich girl, which later turned into a secret love, which turned not so secret once an incident happened that left Tabitha's friends in danger. Thankfully, everyone was accepting of it. (Except one, but she's a "meanie" as her friend Uzuri would say.)
But all hell broke loose one day, when Tabitha's abusive parents paid Letterama a visit. Using a Beam Cannon from an intern when she went all mental, they nearly killed Tabitha. But thankfully, with the help of Wallace, the contestants, and Uzuri, Tabitha was saved, and her parents were brought to justice. (Uzuri even branded them, like old west cowboys.)
Now, with the show done, where was one Tabitha to go? Our story begins, shortly after the victory, and the final Aftermath…
In the mainland, the Campers were getting into taxies, as they said their goodbyes. They traded FaceBook info, Skype info, so they would keep in touch. Said cab drivers were hired to drive the contestants back home. They even agreed to drive the couple's home! The last ones left waiting for their taxi was Rheneas and Tabitha.
"Wow, a lot of things happened over the last few weeks." Tabitha said to Rheneas.
"Yeah, from the first challenge, to me getting framed for the Mess Hall fire, from Nakia going crazy, to Kasimar and Kim almost killing three people… Is there a good K around the Total Drama circuit, besides Katie?" Rheneas replied.
Tabitha giggled. "Well, I'm sure there IS one out there… Maybe we'll meet one someday?"
"Maybe… So, I called my parents, they're excited to meet you!" Rheneas said, as Tabitha got nervous.
"Do you think they'll accept me?" Tabitha asked.
"Nonsense, they'll adore you! Like I adore burning paper!" Rheneas said, smiling.
Tabitha, now smiling, gave Rheneas a peck on the cheek, as the taxi pulled up. Said driver was a Caucasian brunet, wearing a brown beret, a purple tie-dye, and brown pants. He was driving with no shoes on.
"So, I guess you guys are going home, huh?" Said the driver. His nametag read "BaconBaka".
"Yep!" Rheneas said, as Bacon took to the road.
"So, you were on Letterama, huh? I really enjoyed it!" Bacon said to the Teens. "It's so disgusting on what a rich couple would do! First Luka's parents, now your's? Remind me NOT to win the lottery…"
"Yeah, it's a good thing things went smoothly in the end." Tabitha said. "Had not been for the contestant's quick thinking, who knows where things could have ended up…"
"I shudder to think about it…" Rheneas replied, before turning towards Bacon, driving the car. "So, I swore I heard your name before…"
The drive home was a bit uneventful. But eventually, they pulled up in front of Rheneas' house. It was a modest two story house, with a beautiful yard. Rheneas and Tabitha took out their bags, as they went outside, after saying their farewells to Bacon.
"So, you must be Tabitha… It's nice to finally meet you, at last!" Rheneas' mom greeted at the door. She had black hair like her son, a modest green blouse, and she was wearing sandals.
"Um… Nice to meet you, Mrs. Skorch." Tabitha nervously said, shaking Rheneas' mom's hand. Even though Rheneas' mom was a 100% LOT nicer than Tabitha's parents, she was still a bit nervous.
"Anyways, we were expecting you, and we set up a temporary room upstairs." Rheneas' Mom said.
Tabitha walked up to her temporally room; It was hers until she could get a place of her own. She looked around the currently empty room, as she took out a stuffed unicorn, and a picture of her giving Uzuri a piggyback ride. Tabitha smiled. "Even though it was a bit embarrassing, I enjoyed it."
"Looking at memories, huh?" Rheneas happily said, as he scared Tabitha a bit.
"Whoa! Rheneas, it's just you…" Tabitha said.
"My dad should be back with the pizzas in a few minutes, but until then, wanna see my room?"
Rheneas' room looked a bit odd for a pyro. Sure there was some stuff about flames, but a couple of things caught her eye: An anime poster with various anime characters on it. The words read "Baka and Test". Right beside the poster was what appeared to be a toy lightsaber. "Wow, you never told me about you being a fan of Baka and Test and having a toy lightsaber." Tabitha playfully teased.
Rheneas suddenly blushed. "Um, I'm only a casual fan! And the lightsaber thing? It was a Christmas gift!" He quickly said.
Tabitha giggled. "If you say so…"
Suddenly, a car pulled up. "Hey, my dad's here! Well, time to meet him, Tab!"
Tabitha then followed Rheneas, so he could introduce her to his dad. Said dad had a black mullet, and a goatee. He was also wearing what appeared to be a jacket with a flame design.
"So, you're Tabitha, huh? I gotta say, Rheneas found a really cool lady. Like when I found my love!" Rheneas' Dad said.
Tabitha then nervously shook Rheneas' Dad's hand.
"Right, then… Let's eat!" Rheneas' Dad replied, as the four went to the kitchen, so they could chow down.
The rest of the Evening went uneventful. They sat down, and watched Letterz, and Letterama, from the DVDs the producers gave the campers of that season. Soon enough, it was time for bed.
"Night, Rhenny!" Tabitha said, as she went into her room. After a quick shower, and a change of clothes, she feel fast asleep, into a dream…
Tabitha was staring at the end of a laser cannon, aimed at her.
"So, any last words, Bad Tabitha?" Mr. Barrington yelled out…
Tabitha woke up with a shock. She saw that it was early morning, way early morning, before the cows came out. "Man, I still have nightmares… I should see someone for something like that…"
Since Tabitha couldn't fall back asleep, she went into the bathroom, and looked at her hair. "Well, if it's a new me…" She said, holding a can of purple hair dye.
Rheneas' mom was up, and cooking breakfast for everyone. "Morning, Tabitha! Like the new do!"
Tabitha smiled, as she rubbed her hair. It was now in a ponytail, and she had more purple streaks in her hair than before. "Thanks, Mrs. Skorch."
"It's Xipil, actually. It means noble one of fire." Xipil said.
"Wow, how fitting." Thought a smiling Tabitha, as Xipil gave Tabitha some breakfast. It was a meal of sausage, bacon, and eggs.
"So, you been through a lot during your time on Letterz, huh?" Xipil said, trying to start up conversation with Tabitha. "I still feel disgusted about what happened involving your parents!"
"Tell me about it, at least that's all in the past, now." Tabitha meekly said.
"Look, Tabitha. You can trust us. We won't go crazy, and try to laser you with a cannon. Me and dad won't, we promise!" Xipil said.
Tabitha smiled, as happy tears came down her eyes. "Finally, "parents" that accept me for what I am!" She said, hugging her new "mom".
"Right… Now, I have a FaceBook friend that took in a daughter that went through the same ordeal, only it involved animals. Maybe you two will meet one day." Xipil said.
"Yeah, maybe…" Tabitha replied, as there was some scratching at the door. "What was that?" Tabitha asked.
When Tabitha and Xipil got to the front door, they opened it to see a grey kitten with orange stripes. Behind her appeared to be a black cat, looking all nervous like. Tabitha's face lit up.
"Shadow?! It IS you! Mum and Dad told me you were thrown in... It doesn't matter, I'm so glad you're safe!" Tabitha said, with happy tears streaming down her eyes.
"Yeah, but who's the grey and orange kitten?" Xipil asked, before looking down. "Um, where it go?"
That same grey and orange kitten were at the cabin doors of a reality show still going on. A teenage male was looking at Kanata with confusion.
"Um, I didn't know you liked swimming, Kanata..." The male asked the kitten.
"I don't... There was this cheeseburger sale going on... meowed Kanata with a bit of a lie.
Soon after, everyone was up, and Rheneas was talking about house hunting for Tabitha. Thankfully, most of Tabitha's stuff was being kept in a vault after the incident on Letterama until she could claim them. While she looked at some houses, they weren't "her", to an extent. Feeling a bit down, they decided to return home, so Rheneas and his family could go out to eat, as a job well done making it far on Letterama.
"Here's to Rheneas, for making it far on Letterama! And to Tabitha, for making it out of her parent's home!" Rheneas' Dad yelled out, and gave a toast.
The meal was a seafood platter, and Rheneas' Dad enjoyed seafood. However, Rheneas' Dad was a bit excited, as he kept stuffing his face.
"Dear, you may wanna slow down…" Xipil said, in concern.
"Yeah, I gotta agree with mom on this one." Rheneas replied to his dad, as Rheneas dropped his fork, and started to hold his throat, like he was choking.
"Dear, you all right?" Xipil replied, worried about her husband.
"Dad?" Rheneas said in concern.
Tabitha knew what was happening, as she got up and went towards Rheneas' dad. Doing some compressures against his chest, Tabitha managed to get Rheneas's dad to cough up the food he was choking on.
"Dear, don't scare me like that, again!" Xipil said to her husband.
"Dad! For a minute… Thanks, Tabitha!" Rheneas replied.
Rheneas' dad was breathing heavily, as he got up. "Tabitha? Thanks for saving my life. I'm proud to call you an honorably daughter." He said, as he hugged Tabitha.
"Thanks… dad." Tabitha said, smiling.
Later that night, at home, Tabitha was in her room, thinking.
"Wow, these guys accepted me so fast. And to think, I was once a Barrington… Not no more." Tabitha said, as Rheneas came in.
"Hi, Tab! I never did reward you for saving my dad's life, so… Cuddle session?"
Tabitha smiled, as Rheneas got into her bed.
"So, I been thinking a lot… About my scars." Tabitha said.
"Well, I been thinking of having a group session in Cragmite Park with people that went what you went through. It'll be after you moved into a place of your own, or course." Rheneas replied.
"Hmm… you think there are others like me, out there?" Tabitha pondered.
"Yeah… Now, less talky, more cuddling!" Rheneas happily said, as Xipil came into the room.
"Hi, Tab. I just came to check in on…" Xipil said, as she saw Rheneas and Tabitha cuddling. "Um, I'll just leave you two alone." She quickly closed the door.
"Well, that's mom for you!" Rheneas said, as the couple laughed.
Eventually, Tabitha would find a place of her own, and make friends that were scarred like her. She would also be on the next Total Drama as sorta a second chance… But that's another tale for another time.