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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 24, 2013    Reads: 112    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

" That movie was awesome." I tell Alex as we walk out of the Man of Steel theater. I clutch the popcorn container to my chest, reliving the last moments of the best movie I've ever seen in my life. Alex laughs at me as we make our way out to his truck again and climb inside. " So it wasn't a terrible time?" he asks with a lopsided grin as he glances sideways at me. My breath is suddenly knocked out of me as I realize how... Utterly and unbearably handsome he is. His dark hair falls in soft waves over his forehead, emerald green eyes sparkling with an amused twinkle. My eyes trace the sharp, angular curve of his jaw, the graceful arch of his eyebrow... He raises his eyebrow at me and I snap out of it. " No, no. It was great. Thanks." I tell him and he nods and starts the truck. " Anytime," he replies. He starts heading back to my place and I use this time to look at him. He really is handsome. Why haven't I noticed it before? He glances at me at a red light and suddenly we find ourselves locked in a comfortable gaze, just looking into each others eyes. He leans forward slightly, one hand slipping off of the wheel and coming up to touch my face. The simple touch sends shocks up my spine and leaves tingles all over my body. We can't do this! A voice screams in my head. But I can't make myself make him stop. Just as he's about to close the last small gap between us, a loud honk jolts us apart. I look up to see the light has turned green and Alex presses his foot on the gas, both hands tight on the wheel. I see him clench and unclench his jaw a few times, taking a deep breath and every once in a while glancing at me from the corner of his eye. Finally he slowly rolls to a stop in my driveway and stops the truck. He stares through the windshield for a few seconds and and I turn to him. " Thanks. I had an awesome time, Alex." I say and he nods, flashing me a smile. " Good. Can I safely say we're friends now?" he asks and I hesitate. Can I trust him not to hurt me? Most of me tells my brain that I can't, but there's this small, nagging voice in the back of my brain that says I can. 'You need him,' it tells me. 'You need him becuse you've known him basically all your life. Without him, you wouldn't have grown up strong. You would be a weak and vulnerable girl, not able to take anything. He's made you into what you are today. He's hardened your heart so you can take anything. You're ready to face anything that could possibly come at you.' I take a moment to consider this as I slip out of the truck and look back at him, making my final decision. " Yeah." I breathe. " You can." I smile back at him and go back inside my house, praying I didn't make a mistake.


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