Chapter 1 - Love and War
~~A Week Earlier - Ace's POV~~
" I don't care what you have to say son, I'm picking a wife for you and that's that," my father, Ron Daniels, shouted at me but at the same time trying to stay calm. My eyes traveled to my moms, who massaged his shoulders trying to keep him calm also.
" I'm afraid your father's right son," mom sighed, coming to my side, where I sat on the opposite side of father's desk," we don't want you to keep bringing different girls home every week.....o-or staying out past midnight."
Mother placed her hands on mine, noticing that my hands were trembling from anger.
" I'm already 18, I can do whatever I please," I snarled, rising from my seat, looking at the shocked face of my father. After taking taking one last look at my mother, who's heart suddenly sank when I said those words.
" why you son of a---," my father shouted as I left his office.
I loved my parents to death but telling me that I should marry out of no where was something I couldn't follow.
~~A Week Later - Abrielle's POV~~
" hey scholar!" a blond bimbo by the name of Cassidy called me, loud enough for everyone down the hall to hear.
I had just transferred to Harlock Academy as a scholarship student, and already everyone in the school knows. I mean why is it so bad? My family was middle class, but it obviously still seems "poor" on their list.
Ugh! I hated this school so much already. Every corner you turn there were snobby rich kids ready to eat you alive or something. It made me want to take a gigantic lawn mower and run down the hall. Especially Cassidy and her blond army. I know it was violent and murderous but still!
The reason why I'm still at this horrid school was because my parents were too proud of me. They tell me how I'm the most wonderful daughter in the world and even bought me a new white 32 GB IPhone 4, how can I disappoint them now?!
Funny how I was so popular when I attended my old school, West Hill High, and now I'm at the bottom of the list. The can seriously kiss my ----
The bell started to ring violently. My first class was math. All 25 pair of eyes have been placed on me as I took my seat. What the hell are they laughing about?
" excuse me?" a blond girl with baby blue eyes nicely tapped my shoulder. I gave her an angry look that made her jump in her seat a little
" um....there's a......here," she said, reaching behind my back and pulling off a piece of paper.
She held it in front of me and I gasped feeling embarrassed. The words read,SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT, in big bold letters. The girl flinched when I furiously snatched the paper from her hands and crumpled it up. The whole class started to laugh except for the blond girl who helped me out. At this moment, I was like a pissed off bull ready to charge at someone.
" settle down class, I know your all excited for my lesson and all," Mrs. Florence remarked entering the class, " now lets get started, who could tell me the answer of this problem.....if f(x) = x^4 - x + 2 then what does f(-x) equal?"
Mrs. Florence starts to scan her beady eyes, looking at each and everyone of us. i sank down in my seat, praying she wouldn't call me."
" Abrielle!" she cheerfully calls on me.
Great! Thanks for putting me on the spotlight!
" uh........uh....," I hesitated not wanting to sound intelligent.
" come on I know you know this, your the top student in this class," she pointed out.
Jeez, thanks again lady! That really helped more!
I sighed giving in, " x^4 + x + 2."
"very good! I knew I could count on you!" she exclaimed.
" teachers pet," a jock called me under his breath, from behind, everyone heard except Mrs. Florence and started laughing.
I rolled my eyes letting out a huge sigh while holding back the tears. Usually I wasn't like this. Back at my old school I wasn't afraid to speak my mind but I wasn't a bitch either, only to the people that tried to put me down. But at this hell hole, they overwhelmed me to the limit.
After class, I rushed out of there before anyone else.
" hey!" someone called from behind but I just kept walking," wait up!
The person pulled my shoulder back so i would face her.
" what?!" I angrily spoke, trying to stay calm.
" I just wanted to say.....don't listen to what people say, there just self concious so they have to pick on others," she said nicely.
" t-thanks?" I raised an eyebrow, wondering why she was being so nice.
" I'm Jadine," she smiled and giving me a look as if to ask,and you?
" I'm Abrielle," I gave a weak smile," but call me Elle if you want."
"cool," she smiled sweetly, her baby blue eues twinkling.
School passed quickly, thank goodness, but I was even more pissed than this morning. Cassidy and her barbie army thought it would be funny to purposely make me trip in the cafeteria, making my soup pour all over me. Of course everyone laughed but the only person to help was jadine.
We've already become good friends and i've told her about how my life was perfect at my old school, then transferring here because of how proud my parents were. Jadine was a rich girl of the Daniels family, never heard of them though. Her family owned high class hotels through out the nation.
At least she wasn't snotty, self centered, and a bitch.
" scholar, did you like meeting the floor earlier?" Cassidy cackled with her friends in the most annoying way possible. I shot her a devious smile. keep on laughing because one day i'll show you how i'm feeling now. They stopped laughing and blinked confusingly as I made my way out of the school.
It was early December in California right now but in this weather you could be wearing shorts and a tank top. The cool breeze hit my face which I gentely breath in.Calm down, I told myself, remembering everything that has happened today. I marched towards my 2004 kia spectra, but suddenly bumped into someone, making my drop all my books. The guy didn't even bother to say sorry but instead rudely told me to watch where I was going, and that totally triggered something inside me.
" pick it up," I growled at him as he was about 5 feet away.
He stopped in his path and turned around scowling at me, " what?"
" you heard me, are you deaf?!" my voice started to get louder.
" do you know who I am??!" he said, even louder.
" I don't care who the hell you are! now pick the damn books up like you shouldv'e!" I snapped, and we both had a stare down, other students started looking are way.
In the end I won and have in, picking my books up, " and a sorry."
" sorry," he narrowed his eyes, getting a good look into my eyes and shoving it in my arms. he walked away lowly grumbling something to hiself and getting into a high class limo.
I scoffed," rich people."