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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:Aug 6, 2013    Reads: 85    Comments: 1    Likes: 0   

" Do you wanna do something today?" Alex asks brightly, trying to cheer me up. It's only been about a month since we found out about Andrew. I hardly eat anything and I haven't gone anywhere, besides school, since that day. If it were up to me, I wouldn't still be going to school, but my mom says just because something brings you down in life doesn't mean I can stop doing things to help my future. " No thanks," I tell Alex, staring at the picture I have of Andrew beside my bed. " Aeliyah, I know it hurts. I lost my grandpa in the war, remember? But just because you get upset for awhile, doesn't mean the world stops to let you heal. People keep getting up in the morning to go to their jobs, they go to school-" " I go to school." I interrupt and he frowns at me and sits at the foot of the bed, resting his hand on my knee. " Aeliyah. You know what I mean. What I'm saying, is, the world's not going to stop for you. Eventually you'll have to move on." he finishes and I look up at him, clutching a pillow to my chest. I nod, realizing he's right. I can't sit around and mope all the time. It's not going to bring Andrew back no matter how hard I try. " Okay, let me get ready." I say and a big smile spreads across Alex's face. He leans over to kiss me and then let's me go to the bathroom and take a shower. Today is Friday, and after I got home from school I laid on my bed and did absolutely nothing until now. I take a hot shower and blowdry my hair straight, deciding against makeup and change into a pair of light wash skinny jeans with holes in them, black combat boots, and a black Nike hoodie that says Just Do It. I pull a dark gray beanie on too and walk into Alex's open arms. Even with me on my tip toes while wearing shoes, he still towers above me, and my short arms are barely long enough to reach around his neck. He bends down and kisses me and then takes my small hand and walks downstairs with me. When they think I'm not looking, my parents exchange grateful glances and my dad shoots a thumbs up at Alex. Alex and Sophie are the only ones I've let into my room because all my parents talk about is Andrew. I know they are worried about me, but I didn't want to talk about him. Alex always had funny stories to tell me to help cheer me up and Sophie, never really getting the chance to know Andrew, always brought in her stuffed animals for tea parties with me. " Ready?" Alex asks me and I nod. He gently pulls me to his truck, opening the door for me and then getting in himself and driving to where ever he plans. " Where are we going?" I ask, trying to be somewhat sociable for his sake. " Its a secret," he replies, glancing at me sideways. I nod and he turns the radio up, singing Miley Cyrus's new song We Cant Stop at the tops of his lungs and then after that, Cant Hold Us by Macklemore. I can't help but smile at him and he gives my hand a squeeze, glad he's able to cheer me up a little. We end up getting icecream-if you can tell I love it- and then heading to the park. Alex pushes me back and forth on the swings and then we have a contest to see who can hang from the monkey bars the longest. Finally collapsing on the ground in fits of giggles, Alex rolls onto his stomach and leans over me. " Feel better?" he asks. I nod with a smile and he kisses me softly and then rolls onto his back again. We look up at the stars and I lace my fingers through Alex's and point out Orion's belt. He points out the big and little dipper, and then we make random shapes and animals out of the stars. We watch them for awhile, eventually falling asleep in each other's arms and when I wake up Alex is still sleeping. " Alex, wake up," I whisper, touching his hair. His eyes flicker open and look around before finally resting on mine. " Morning, beautiful," he says. " Morning handsome," I reply. We get up and stretch, sore from sleeping on the ground all night, and go back to Alex's truck. He drives to McDonalds and gets us bacon and egg biscuits for breakfast and then we go back to my house. " Hey sweetie," my dad says. " Goodmorning, honey," my mom calls from the kitchen. " Do you guys not care that I was out all night long? What if I was kidnapped?" I joke, feeling much better than yesterday. " Well, you were with Alex. We knew he would protect you with his life, so we didn't worry." my mom explains and Alex flashes me a small, guilty smile. I kiss him and he pushes my hair off of my forehead. " I love you," I tell him. " I love you."


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