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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 25, 2013    Reads: 104    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

I'll admit, it's a little weird, being friends with Alex. Whenever he smiles at me from across the hall, I have to quickly remind myself that it's a simple smile, not a sign of victory as he realizes Ive stepped right into his trap. A real, genuine smile. With a certain twinkle that makes you feel hot and cold at the same time and sends your knees wobbling and your head reeling. Just now he flashes me a million dollar smile and I can't help but smile back. Alex's POV After school I go to hang out at Aeliyah's house. Her younger four year old sister, Sophie, runs away from her mom as soon as I walk through the door behind Aeliyah. When I came over with my parents the other day, she was out with her aunt who insisted on taking her to the carnival with her own daughter, Phoebe. " Alex!" she yells, launching herself into the air, arms outstretched. I catch her mid-jump and tickle her sides. She grins and I set her on my shoulders. " What am I, chopped liver?" Aeliyah rolls her eyes and sets her bag down. Lacee smiles and pushes a loose piece of hair out of her eyes. " Alex, Aeliyah, I really need to run to the store. You're father's on the way back from work. Would you mind watching Sophie for a minute until I get back?" she asks, grabbing her keys. " No problem," I answer and she smiles gratefully at us and rushes out the door. I race up the steps with Sophie on my shoulders and she giggles as I skid to a stop in Aeliyah's room and drop her on the bed. I grab her feet and hold her upsidedown and she laughs again, pigtails swinging. I flip her back up the right way and set her on her feet and she takes my hand and practically drags me to her room. She's stronger than she looks. On the way, I snatch Aeliyah from the hallway and pull her with us too. Finally in Sophie's bright pink room, she makes Liyah and I sit on the floor beside her plastic kitchen. She walks up to us, clasps her hands together and smiles. " What would you like to drink?" she asks brightly. " Well, I want a chocolate shake with bananas and whipped cream and a cherry and I want peanut butter in it too, and-" " We're out of all that, just water or soda." she interrupts me and I laugh. " I'll have a coke." I tell her and she looks at Liyah. " I'll have a coke too," she says and Sophie skips back to her kitchen, dark curls bouncing. " This is a terrible restaurant. They don't have chocolate shakes? Pitiful," I whisper to Aeliyah and she mock gasps. " Youre the worst customer." she says just as Sophie comes back and hands us two little plastic cups. " Thanks Soph," I say with a grin, holding my pinkie out and pretending to drink from the empty cup. " Now what would you guys like to eat?" she asks. " Well-" I start. " How about you tell us what you have?" Aeliyah asks. " Oh, well we have pudding. We're out of everything else." she says and that makes me smile. " Can we have some pudding?" I ask and she nods and sprints out of the room. I scoot closer to Liyah and lean forward. " Jerk, I was going to ask for steak," I joke and she rolls her eyes. " Idiot, this is obviously a pudding restaurant. Just pudding." she says. " You should have come prepared." she adds with a smirk. " Im the idiot? Says the girl who busted her ass on nothing today at school," I tell her and her cheeks turn red. I get this familiar urge to touch her, and unconciously my hand reaches toward hers. I feel that same electrical jolt that runs through my fingertips all throughout my body and this time I feel a pull toward her. " Says the guy who still has red tinted hair," she says, recalling the day she doused me in red paint as she touches the ends of my hair lightly. I stare into her eyes and she bites her bottom lip nervously. " Dont do that." I shake my head and use my thumb to pull her chin down so she stops and she raises her eyebrow. " Thats my job," I tell her and press my lips to hers. Electric. That's all I feel. It courses through me, pouring from her lips into my body. She falls against me and my arms instinctively go around her. I bite her bottom lip gently and she starts to pull back. I let out a noise between a growl and the word 'no' and pull her back. She kisses me back again, running her hands through my hair. I lean over her and she falls onto her back on the carpeted floor. I continue to kiss her until I hear a yell. My eyes snap open to meet hers for a split second before I jerk my head up. I pull back and sit down again and Liyah sits up too. Together we stare at the door where Sophie is looking at us in horror. " What did you do?" she asks loudly coming toward us. Liyah blushes once again but Sophie doesn't mean that. " The soda! How could you spill the soda? Oh my gosh," she exclaims, grabbing the cups and pretending to wipe the floor. " Oh I'm sorry, Soph. I don't know what came over Liyah. She just attacked me." I explain and liyah glares at me as I wink at her. " I guess it's okay. I brought your pudding." she says, taking the cups and handing us each a bowl with a plastic spoon. " Attacked," I repeat at Liyah. " With your mouth," I add and she rolls her eyes. We finish our pudding and continue to play restaurant with Sophie until Lacee cones back and Mr.Blue shows up from work. He still eyes me funny when I touch Liyah in any way, but he likes me more now. Liyah and I go to her room to work on our project for science class and she looks up at me and laughs. " Care to share the joke?" I ask and she reaches her hand up and smoothed my hair down and the runs her hand through it a few times. " It was sticking up everywhere," she says. " Thats not my fault, you did it," I remind her and once again, the color creeps up to her cheeks. She looks so cute when she blushes. Damn, I'm really falling for her, huh?


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