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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 18, 2013    Reads: 144    Comments: 1    Likes: 0   

" Hey man," my best buddy John says to me. " Hey," I reply, opening my locker. Magically, my stuff has returned, and I smile, shaking my head. " So I'm gonna just cut to the chase. I know you like Aeliyah." he says and I look sideways at him. " What?" I ask, staring at him. " Its not like you keep it a secret. It's pretty obvious. Yesterday the new chick asked me if you two were dating. Why don't you ask her out?" he explains and I shake my head and close my locker. " Trust me, I don't like her that way." I answer and he sighs, giving up. " See ya at practice," he says and goes back down the hallway. I've never thought of Aeliyah like that. She's just a girl to prank. I'm mean yeah, she's hot, anyone can see that, and she's short, which I like, and she's nice, you know, to other people, she's smart, and- okay, okay, that's enough. Sure she's got a lot of good qualities, but she's not girlfriend material. I just don't like her that way. My knees suddenly give out but I quickly recover and stand up, turning around to see Aeliyah walk down the hallway. " Hey Liyah," I call, liking the way her name rolls off my tongue. She looks back and grins over her shoulder and keeps walking. (Aeliyah's POV) I go to my locker and start to open it but a girl taller than me shoves her way in front of it. I back up and look at her like she's crazy and she puts her hands on her hips. " Uh... Hi?" I say. " Look, I know what you're trying to do with Alex. But he's mine. So back off. Or you're gonna regret it." she growls. " Um, Alex? I don't-" " I don't care, what you have to say. But you're gonna regret ever messing with him." she spits, flips her hair in my face and stalks off in the other direction. Well okay then. I wonder what that was about. I pull the hair out of my mouth, rolling my eyes, and get my things from my locker. Slowly, the day goes by without any pranks. Of course, the occasional tie-your-shoelaces-together prank occurs, but nothing big. I start on the sidewalk to my house because it was nice today and it's only a twenty minute walk, and it starts to sprinkle. I didn't bring a jacket because, once again, this morning it was warm and sunny, and I get goosebumps on my arms. I put my phone in my pocket so it doesn't get wet and soon it starts to pour. And I mean big rain drops, almost frozen, raining so hard you can barely see 5 feet in front of you. I keep walking, now only ten minutes away. I hear a truck drive beside me and a window rolls down. " Aeliyah? Is that you?" Alex asks. I keep walking and he pulls forward more. " Liyah! Get in! I'll take you home," he calls through the window. " No I'm fine! I'm almost home!" I answer, continuing to walk. I hear him sigh and then his door opens. He walks over to me and blinks the rain out of his eyes. " Liyah, just get in the truck. I can take you home. I'm on the way to my house anyways. It's not a big deal." he says and I shake my head, rubbing my arms and start walking again. He grabs my wrist and pulls me back and I look up at him. " Aeliyah, come on. It's pouring down rain, you're still a good fifteen minutes from your house on foot, and it's freezing out here. You're being unreasonable. You can still hate me after I take you home, but I'm not gonna let you walk alone in the freezing rain." he explains and I hesitate but nod. He leads me to his truck with his hand on the small of my back and it sends shivers up my spine. He opens the door and I climb into the nice heated truck and buckle up. He walks around the front of the truck and climbs in too, rubbing his hands together. " Jesus, how did you stay out there that long? It's frigid!" he says, turning the heat up higher. " T-thanks," I stutter. " No problem," he answers, taking my hands and rubbing them together. He blows on them and then grabs a jacket from the backseat and wraps it around me. He starts driving, putting his seatbelt on as he does. " I swear, you're the most stubborn girl," he mutters. I wrap the big jacket tighter around me and a few minutes later he pulls into my driveway. " Here you go," he says, rolling to a stop. " Thanks, Alex," i say, shrugging off the jacket. He puts his hand out to stop me and shakes his head. " Keep it. I don't use it anyways." he says. " Thanks," I repeat and he nods. I start to push open the door and he catches my arm. " Hey, if there's ever another day like this where you walk home and you need a ride, just give me a holler, okay?" he asks and I nod. I climb out and shut the door and he waits until I get inside to drive off. Wow. That's the nicest thing Alex has ever done for me. Maybe he's stopped his pranks now that he knows I can get back at him. Maybe.


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