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Alexander Gray and Aeliyah Blue have been enemies since third grade, when Alexander, Alex, put red fingerpaint in Aeliyah's hair. Now, he's pulled his latest prank, one that makes Aeliyah hate him so much more than she did before. Now she decides to start pranking back, and Alex develops feelings for her. He tries to befriend her but she will have none of the sort, as he has nonstop tortured her for the past 8 years. Can Alex convince her that he's done pranking? Or will Aeliyah never forgive him and continue on with her hatred? View table of contents...


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Submitted:Jul 29, 2013    Reads: 98    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

Homecoming rolls around and soon enough I'm standing on the Blue's front porch, wearing a tux with a baby blue tie. I was instructed earlier this morning to wear a baby blue tie, and thankfully I found it in the back of my closet. I ring the doorbell and glance around the porch, listening to the wind chime and watching the porch swing sway back and forth slowly. The door swings open wide, revealing Lacee with a massive grin. " Alex! Come in, come in," she cheers, throwing her arms around me in a hug and then practically dragging me inside. " Shes upstairs getting ready," she explains and I nod. We wait for a few minutes, watching the stairs, and soon I hear a door open and Aeliyah begins the walk down the stairs. She glances up nervously and my jaw drops. She's wearing a baby blue, strapless dress that stops mid-thigh with beads at the top, a blue sash across the middle, and it puffs out slightly from there to the bottom. Around her midsection the dress is white and it fades into the same blue as my tie. Her shoulder length hair is curled in loose waves and she has dangly earrings hanging from her ears. Her makeup is light, just the way I like it, and my eyes travel down to her long tan legs. I spot something that makes me immediately grin: her signature black allstars. She glances at mine, the exact same, and then meets my eyes with a breathtaking smile as she finally reaches ground level. Lacee runs off to find her camera and I lean close to Aeliyah's ear. " You look beautiful," I whisper, kissing her cheek quickly before Mr. Blue has time to notice. Lacee comes back and he helps her turn it on and tells her what to push. " Okay, just a few I promise. Smile!" she says. I loop my arm around Aeliyah's waist, pull her close to my side, and flash my cheesiest smile at the camera. 50 pictures later... " Okay, mom, can we go now, please?" Liyah begs for the fifth time. I hear a familiar patter of feet coming down the hallway and Sophie's little face appears. " Where are they going?" she asks, rubbing her eyes. She must have been taking a nap. " We're going to a dance, Soph," I explain, crouching down to her height. She walks up to me and smiles. " I wanna go to a dance!" she exclaims. " Well, this dance is for people that are in highschool," I tell her gently and her smile fades. " Aww," she says softly. " But I'll tell you what, I promise sometime we can have our own dance here and you can wear a beautiful dress and I'll dance with you. Okay?" I offer and her pretty little smile returns. " Okay!" she says and throws her arms around me. I give her a little squeeze and let her go and she runs over to lacee to tell her the news. " Have her back by eleven," Mr. Blue says sternly to me but there's something softer in his tone. " Yes sir," I reply and take Liyah's hand. " Bye you two! Have fun!" Lacee calls as we go outside. She shuts the door for us and I put my arm around liyah's shoulders as we walk to my truck. She looks up at me admiringly and I raise my eyebrow. " What?" I ask. " You're so good with kids." she says in awe. " Not really. I mean normal people like kids. I'm a normal person. Sometimes." I tell her and she shakes her head. " No, anyone else would have told Sophie she's too young to go to dances. And that's it. They wouldn't have explained to her what it is and then offered to give her her own dance," she explains and I shrug as I help her into the truck. She pulls me towards her and kisses me softly before letting me go to walk around the truck and get in. I take her hand across the console and drive to the school. When we finally get there, I take her hand again and we walk inside together. Immediately Carrie finds us and she and Aeliyah gush over their dresses. " Im going to get some punch. Carrie, you want some?" I ask and she nods. " Ill be right back," I tell Aeliyah, kissing her temple and winding my way through the crowds to get to the punch table. Aeliyah's POV " Oh my god. Alex? Really? I thought you two hated each other! I mean i know you went out once as friends, but... What happened?" Carrie asks frantically. " Remember that day everyone put those flyers up about me and then Alex came to my house and apologized? Well he was really nice to me then and that same night his family came over for dinner and he tried to kiss me but i didn't let him. Then he convinced me to go out with him as friends and I realized he's not as mean as I thought he was. And then he came to my house to work on a project for school and we kissed and then when he left he kissed me and asked me to go to homecoming. And then I had the accident and I called him and he got me out before the car blew up and... Carrie, he saved my life. And besides he's different now." I explain and she sighs and hugs me. " You guys are so cute together. Remember, I always said that one day you guys were going to get together. I totally called it." she says and I laugh. Alex returns with our punch and hands us each a cup, looking nervously around the gym. " Whats wrong?" I ask. " Jessica was trying to talk to me but I came back before she could. She's looking for me," he says. Jessica is his ex girlfriend. They dated for almost a year when he broke up with her for cheating. " God dammit, she's like a bloodhound," he mumbles, staring at his punch. " I wish this was spiked." he says, taking a drink. I laugh and shake my head. " She can't be that bad," I tell him and he gives me a look that says 'just wait'. " Alex!" a shrill voice exclaims and I look up. Jessica is standing there with an extremely low cut and short skintight, black dress. She sidles up to Alex, completely ignoring the fact that I'm here. " Hey Alex," she purrs, running her hand along his arm. He glances at me with an ' I told you so' look and she grabs his arm. " We should dance," she says seductively. " Actually, I really don't feel like dancing right now. I mean, I'm here with Aeliyah-" " No, no, it's fine, Alex go ahead." I wave it off with a devilish grin. Jessica's grin widens as she drags him to the dance floor and he glares at me. I just laugh and begin small talk with Carrie. I explain in further detail about how Alex and I 'got together' and then I glance at the clock on the wall. " I swear this is the longest song ever. Why aren't they-" I stop mid-sentence as I glance at the dance floor. There, I see Jessica and Alex, practically eating each others lips off. I gasp and feel my cup slip from my fingers. Carrie jumps back from the puddle and people around us get silent and watch me to see why I'm acting like a deranged lunatic. Alex and Jessica pull apart to see what's going on and he looks my way but I'm already halfway out the door. " Aeliyah!" I hear his shouts behind me, progressively getting louder as he follows me outside into the quiet night. Tears spill down my cheeks and onto my dress and I run down the sidewalk, thankful I'm not wearing heels. " Aeliyah! Wait!" he shouts, gaining speed. I hear his shoes smack against the concrete right behind me. He catches my waist and spins me back to him and I push against his chest. " Get away from me!" I yell and he holds my arms down to my sides. " Aeliyah, I didn't kiss her if that's what you're thinking." he says. " Really? That's not what it looked like," I growl and he sighs. " Listen, I didn't. She was talking about how we were so good together and she came onto me. I didn't even kiss her back. I pushed her off and heard everyone go quiet and I looked up and you were halfway gone." he explains, staring into my eyes. " I didn't kiss her. You have to believe me. I've done some bad things in the past, but look at me. You know I wouldn't do something like that to you." he tells me and I sigh, defeated, as I sink to the curb. " I know. I'm sorry." I say and he wraps his arms around me and kisses me. " Are you hungry? Let's get out of here," he says and pulls me up. " Where are we going?" I ask and he shakes his head, taking my hand and pulling my to his truck. " You'll see."


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