Defining Us (Book 2 of Discovering Me Series)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


*DO NOT READ BEFORE "DISCOVERING ME"* "Being in a group is a way to actually to speak up, and define yourself in the comfort, and the complexity of the group." - Celine Sciamma Izzie, Milo, and the
rest of the Sella Moora gang are back and ready to navigate their senior year of high school.

Table of Contents

Thunder - Boys Like Girls

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{Isabella} Though the freedom to be myself was what I wanted more than anything, I found myself a little lost when I was finally gran... Read Chapter

So Good - B.O.B

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[Milo] I knew what I was doing when I stood up for her at the airport. I could have I remained in our alternate reality if I remained... Read Chapter

Entertainment - Phoenix

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{Isabella} I woke up in Milo’s arms the next morning. He was still asleep. I was careful not to wake him as I moved. I picked up my... Read Chapter

Mother We Share - Chrvches

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[Milo] Izzie slid her sunglasses to the top of her head when we were inside. Wilmer was the only advisor waiting for us. "Good af... Read Chapter

Don't Let Me Fall - Lenka

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{Isabella} Meeting his family certainly didn’t go the way I hoped. In a way, I knew walking in that it wasn’t going to be a parti... Read Chapter

When You Were Young - The Killers

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[Milo] "You are very talented, Isabella. Have you ever considered dancing professionally?" Vladimir, the dance instructor, compliment... Read Chapter

Who's to Say? - Vanessa Carlton

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[Milo] We were kissing when we made it to my room. My arms were around her waist, hers were securely around my neck. I spared a secon... Read Chapter

Drove Me Wild - Tegan and Sara

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{Isabella} "You're even driving us to the beach yourself? We really are having a normal day. I love it." I smiled as I sat down in th... Read Chapter

With Me - Sum 41

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[Milo] Izzie and I had a few days to enjoy our summer as normal teenagers. By the weekend, I was reinstated as Prince Milo. A museum ... Read Chapter

Get Home - Bastille

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\\m/\m/Finn\m/\m// Brilliant. Gifted. Prodigy. Genius. Those labels were first slapped on me at the tender age of seven. Organize col... Read Chapter

Revolution - Catey Shaw

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?Sami? Like every other seventeen year old, I didn’t have a concrete idea of what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I had an... Read Chapter

London - Vanessa Carlton

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^~~~Morgan~~~^ I was boring in comparison to my friends. The world knew it. Each of them had a thing that made them special. Elle was... Read Chapter

Hurricane - Ms Mr

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***Elle*** There was a reason I pushed myself so hard. I was well aware of the fact that the odds were not stacked in my favor. Being... Read Chapter

Out of My League - Fitz and The Tantrums

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$Ryan$ My hook up reputation preceded me. I wasn't quite the player everyone made me out to be. I never pressured any girls to get wi... Read Chapter

Smother - Daughter

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:Nick: I was considerably average at most things. Music was my sole gift. Reading and clearly expressing my thoughts were my biggest ... Read Chapter

Best Day of My Life - American Authors

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[Milo] Having Izzie in Listonenia was everything I thought it would be. Even with my mother and grandmother keeping their scrutinizin... Read Chapter

Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding

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{Isabella} My freshly molded identity was propped up on a stage and available for all the world to see, at least that’s what it fel... Read Chapter

Ways to Go - Grouplove

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[Milo] None of us were drunk when we left my room. We were on the buzz-level where everything was funny. The only person who did not ... Read Chapter

Our Time Now - Plain White T's

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?Sami? I was ecstatic when I received the call from King Vincent. He was my ticket out just before my sister returned home from her i... Read Chapter

Feels Like Summer - Panama Wedding

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[Milo] I woke up spooning Iz the morning after my birthday. It was one of the rare occasions I was awake before her. She was snoring ... Read Chapter

Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey

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{Isabella} “I am pleased to have opportunity to meet Milo’s closest companions. I have already met four of you. May I be reminded... Read Chapter

The Sky Might Fall - Kid Cudi

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[Milo] My friends joined us in the hallway shortly after Izzie did. I could feel her studying me, but I kept my eyes from settling on... Read Chapter

Dark Doo Wop - Ms Mr

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{Isabella} "Why are both of you snoring your lungs out?" I jolted awake at the sound of Ryan’s voice. “Not.” I wiped th... Read Chapter

Mother & Father - Broods

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^~~~~~Morgan~~~~~^ My trip to Listonenia made me crave attending school in London more than ever. My parents called to check in, but ... Read Chapter

Young Blood - The Naked and Famous

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***Elle*** The final weeks of my last school summer vacation felt strange. Which each moment that passed, I knew I’d never be in th... Read Chapter

Beekeeper's Daughter - All-American Rejects

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$Ryan$ I tried to remain calm as she held me, trusting me with her life. I focused all of my attention on driving to earn more of it.... Read Chapter

Summer Hair=Forever Young-The Academy is

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[Milo] I woke up pretty early the day my friends were scheduled to leave. I quickly got ready and headed over to Izzie’s room. She ... Read Chapter

Until We Get There - Lucius

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{Isabella} Three days after returning home from Listonenia, I was the proud owner of a driver’s license. Fueled by excitement, I ra... Read Chapter

Borderline - Tove Styrke

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***Elle*** I was determined to change things my final year at Sella Moora. Not myself necessarily, but the way I approached life and ... Read Chapter

Help, I'm Alive - Metric

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_^-Adam-^_ <~~~flashback~~~ “This is preposterous. We cannot trust one child to ensure the safety of another.” Calvin was ... Read Chapter

Cocoon - Catfish and the Bottlemen

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\m/\m/\/m\Finn/m\/m\/m\ “What are you doing later?” Sami watched as first years signed up for tours on the clipboard in front of ... Read Chapter

Empire - Of Monsters and Men

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[Milo] My mother insisted that I get a haircut while I was in Greece. It was styled in a way that made it impossible to muss up to ap... Read Chapter

Next Year - Two Door Cinema Club

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:Nick: I unlocked the front door of my suite, struggling to balance my bass guitar case, music stand and sheet music bag, and my back... Read Chapter

Sober - P!NK

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##Anna## After rounds of fertility treatments, my parents were finally able to conceive. Born a minute apart, my brother and I were r... Read Chapter

Seventeen - Sjowgren

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{Isabella} It was early October. Cold and flu season was afoot; it ravaged the SMA campus like the plague. Traumatized by my bout of ... Read Chapter

Seeing Stars - Børns

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$Ryan$ It took over a month, but I finally worked up the nerve to ask Misha out on a date.  I wasn’t ready for a sit down dinn... Read Chapter

Burn The Pages - Sia

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***Elle *** We all referred to Arthur as the quiet storm. He faded into the background of most of his classes, only speaking when spo... Read Chapter

Anna Sun - Walk the Moon

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^~~~~Morgan~~~~^ I took a deep breath and walked over to Finn's workstation. "Feel free to say 'no'. You're probably busy. I --" ... Read Chapter

The Prayer - Kid Cudi

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{Isabella}  The school year felt like it was going by too fast. It was already Thanksgiving break. We were already at the halfwa... Read Chapter

Could Have Been Me - The Struts

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:Nick: “Nicky, I am so happy to have you back where you belong.” My mother hugged me to the point of near suffocation. “Let... Read Chapter

Generator Second Floor - Freelance Whales

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[Milo] “Your Highness, may I ask about the scratches on your shoulder?” Gisele sat on the chaise lounge in my walk-in closet. ... Read Chapter

Highway Patrol Stun Gun - Youth Lagoon

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?Sami? “What are you giving Elle for her birthday?” I continued knitting the hat I started a week prior. “A Yale sweatshirt... Read Chapter

Tennis Court - Lorde

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***Elle***  I bust into Izzie’s room as soon as I was in our suite. She was thankfully alone and seated crossed legged on her ... Read Chapter

Civilian - Wye Oak

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$Ryan$ My sister got into a car accident on her way back to college after Thanksgiving break. Her friend drove and his girlfriend was... Read Chapter

I'm With You - Grouplove

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{Isabella}  I spent the morning studying for finals. The afternoon was dedicated to preparing half of my Christmas gift to Milo.... Read Chapter

Avalanche - WALK THE MOON

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[Milo] “I need your help, but you can’t act like my boyfriend.” Izzie graced my computer screen, beautiful as ever. I noticed a... Read Chapter

Dream - Imagine Dragons

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{Isabella}  <~~~~flashback~~~~ I traced his jawline with my fingertips as he napped. I took his unconsciousness as an opp... Read Chapter

Winter Seeds - Freelance Whales

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_^-Adam-^_ My mother lost her life to cancer when I was thirteen years old. My father was left alone with seven children under the ag... Read Chapter

Escape Route - Paramore

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^~~~~Morgan~~~~^ I video chatted Sami as soon as I got off the phone with Adam. “You beautiful little life saver.” Sami answe... Read Chapter

American Money - Børns

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[Milo] Izzie smiling brightly as she hugged Dante served as the wallpaper on my phone. My eyes alternated between her face, the time,... Read Chapter

Impossible Year - Panic! At the Disco

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##Anna## I sat on the living room couch eating hazelnut chocolate spread straight from the jar, scowling as I watched entertainment n... Read Chapter

The Shade - Metric

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{Isabella} I was jolted awake by the ringing of Milo’s room phone. He remained asleep. I shook him until he woke up and laid back d... Read Chapter

Innocence - Uh Huh Her

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?Sami? “I told Biff that you attend a performing arts boarding school. You should tell him about it.” Juno tried to spark a conve... Read Chapter

Anyone Else But You - The Moldy Peaches

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\\m/\m/Finn\m/\m// Milo, Izzie, and Adam were in the suite when I arrived. We eventually convened in the living room for a tournament... Read Chapter

Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift

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***Elle*** I looked out the circular window though it was dark out to hide my tear-dripping face from the person seated next to me on... Read Chapter

Isabel - The Wombats

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[Milo] “I finally have you to myself.” I laid back in Izzie’s arms. We were both seated on her bed. Her back was rested on the ... Read Chapter

Neighborhood - Strange Names

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{Isabella} The ride to Camp Artsy was a tense one. My decision to sit beside Milo was not well received by either of our teams. ... Read Chapter

Evil Friends - Portugal. The Man

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[Milo] Instead of wearing our team t-shirts like all the other team, Ryan has forced us to wear oxford shirts, ties, sweater-vests, a... Read Chapter

Good,The Bad,and The Dirty - Panic! at the Disco

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$Ryan$ Elle and I grew too good at sabotaging each other. Neither of us was in the running for winning the overall contest, but we ke... Read Chapter

Stars - Youngblood Hawke

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_^-Adam-^_ "We're so going to win this, Ry." Cece rubbed Ry’s forearm. He eyed the hand on his arm with eyes narrowed, but didn... Read Chapter

Drive - Glades

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{Isabella} <~~~~Flashback~~~~ "It took a while due to difficulty choosing between two groups who did exceedingly well, but the... Read Chapter

Born to Die - Lana Del Rey

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?Sami? “I still don’t understand how you were able to swing this.” I looked out the window as we cruised down the highway. ... Read Chapter

Mountain Sound - Of Monsters and Men

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^Morgan^ Japan was great. I wanted to go, but I was secretly harnessing doubts I was scared to voice. They were all gone by the time ... Read Chapter

Elastic Heart (piano version) - Sia

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***Elle*** My first order of business upon returning to SMA was discussing my dilemma with a number of different people. I went to ac... Read Chapter

Lucky Ones - Lana Del Rey

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{Isabella} I was pulled out of a deep sleep by a small animal relentlessly lapping my cheek with their tongue. I opened my eyes and d... Read Chapter

Tear in my Heart - Twenty One Pilots

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[Milo] <~~~Flashback~~~ “Is everything alright with Izzie? I wished happy birthday earlier and she seemed fine, but that was... Read Chapter

Very Loud - Shout Out Louds

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:Nick:  I found the courage to vocalize the need for a boundary with Bex shortly after I learned I had enough of it to stand up ... Read Chapter

Vagabond - MisterWives

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$Ryan$ My rendezvous with Elle resulted in zero repercussions. Both of our STD tests came back negative as did her pregnancy test. It... Read Chapter

7 years - Lukas Graham

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\m/\m/Finn\m/m/ I didn’t particularly care for birthdays. No emotional trauma; simply didn’t care. My eighteenth birthday was no ... Read Chapter

Heathens - Twenty One Pilots

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_^-Adam-^_ I had never been to a prom. There was military ball at the school I attended, but opted not to go. I did not have a date a... Read Chapter

Lionheart - Demi Lovato

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{Isabella} <~~~~~~~~~~ I needed to hold up my dress to keep myself from tripping over the hem as we walked down the banquet ha... Read Chapter

Past Lives - Børns

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[Milo] I did not allow our situation to completely overtake our final week of high school. We were late to Dance, but we still went. ... Read Chapter

Home - Vanessa Carlton

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{Isabella} The conclusion of the week was impossibly bittersweet. A part of me wanted to curl into a ball and sob my eyes out, the ot... Read Chapter

As Time Goes - JR JR

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[Milo] “Thank you for staying with me.” Izzie’s head was on my chest. We had both been awake for a while, but lacked the de... Read Chapter

Follow The Light - Travis

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{Isabella} I woke up early the day of graduation, despite having stayed up late the night before dancing on Sella Moora’s stage for... Read Chapter