This Is No Fairytale

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
It started with a kiss. Just a small, meaningless peck on the lips really. And from there, the game began. Alex and Allison don't share many things in common, but both of them are too stubborn and prideful to back down now.

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Let The Games Begin

Submitted: December 13, 2011

It started with a kiss. Just a small, meaningless peck on the lips really. And from there, the game began. Alex and Allison don't share many things in common, but both of them are too stubborn and prideful to back down now. Read Chapter

Respect and Denial

Submitted: December 14, 2011

  Chapter 2 It had been nearly a week since the kissing incident and Allison had become a pro at dodging Alex. She’d repor... Read Chapter

Disappointments and Distractions

Submitted: December 14, 2011

Chapter 3 Alex was not having a good day. In fact, his day could now be summed up as an epic failure. He hated feeling this way. This... Read Chapter

Parking Lots, Slaps, and Divine Intervention

Submitted: December 15, 2011

Chapter 4 “Thanks for shopping with us.” The cashier said in a less than enthusiastic tone, handing Allison her thirty two cents ... Read Chapter

What Actually Happened

Submitted: December 17, 2011

Chapter 5 Allison sat on her porch, enjoying nature. A small breeze ruffled her hair slightly. The moon was full tonight, hanging hig... Read Chapter

What Now?

Submitted: December 30, 2011

Chapter 6 Alex always took the weekend as an opportunity to catch up on much needed sleep. Waking up before 11:00 was not an option. ... Read Chapter

Compromise?

Submitted: January 07, 2012

Chapter 7 Three days had passed since that early morning encounter at the park. Three days and Alex still made no move towards Alliso... Read Chapter

To Kiss, or Not to Kiss

Submitted: January 19, 2012

Chapter 8 Allison sipped her iced tea. Alex was playing with his napkin. The burger joint was noisy, and yet, it couldn’t c... Read Chapter

Lost In Translation

Submitted: March 10, 2012

Chapter 9 Allison had intended to merely give Alex a chaste peck on the lips and then slam the door in his face. After all, she was s... Read Chapter

Early Morning Insomnia

Submitted: March 26, 2012

Chapter 10 Allison checked the clock. It was almost 2:00am. She knew it was a stupid move on her part, seeing as she had school the n... Read Chapter

Plans Change With PMS

Submitted: March 26, 2012

Chapter 11 Ten minutes. Alex was running 10 minutes behind the agreed upon time. Allison was going to lecture him for sure. He groane... Read Chapter

4,320 Minutes

Submitted: April 01, 2012

Chapter 12 Three days passed. That’s 72 hours, or 4,320 minutes. Those minutes translate into 259,200 seconds. Alex did the math hi... Read Chapter

Too Much White Will Make You Lose Your Mind

Submitted: April 09, 2012

Chapter 13 White. That was all she saw. White walls, white ceilings, white doors. She had never noticed before just how white her roo... Read Chapter

Here's To Hope

Submitted: April 14, 2012

Chapter 14 This was the first morning that hadn’t been particularly cold. In fact, Alex was unzipping his coat and tossing it on th... Read Chapter

Karma Is Always So Inconvenient

Submitted: April 17, 2012

Chapter 15 “You can’t just show up at my house like this!” She had already said that, but Alex didn’t bother to mention that.... Read Chapter

TGIF (thank goodness its friday!)

Submitted: April 23, 2012

Chapter 16 Alex drummed his fingers on his desk, impatient for this class to be over with already. The teacher seemed to be oblivious... Read Chapter

Unanswered Questions

Submitted: May 21, 2012

Chapter 17 The plan was that he would show up with food and a paintbrush after 8:30. This is what Allison was expecting. So it was un... Read Chapter

The Rest of Their Conversation

Submitted: June 04, 2012

Chapter 18 Allison drowned out the world around her with headphones. With music blasting and a paintbrush in her hand, she went to wo... Read Chapter

When Karma Backfires

Submitted: June 19, 2012

Chapter 19 Even early in the morning, it was still too warm for Alex’s liking. Sam was already sweating just 10 minutes into their ... Read Chapter

Girls Night Out

Submitted: June 21, 2012

Chapter 20 “When was the last time we did this?” Allison stared straight at the wall, not daring to move her head. Her mom wa... Read Chapter

Lunch Time Revelations

Submitted: June 23, 2012

Chapter 21 “You and Alex make a cute couple.” Allison lifted her gaze from her book, surprised at what Holly said. The two of... Read Chapter

Reasons To Be Late

Submitted: June 30, 2012

Chapter 22 Alex made himself comfortable on Allison’s bed. It was much more comfortable than his own mattress. This was the first t... Read Chapter

Sleepovers and The Mornings After

Submitted: July 05, 2012

Chapter 23 “No. Way.” Holly was reduced to speaking in one worded sentences. “You. Kissed. Him.” She was sitting on the very ... Read Chapter

This Is The Moment That Defines Everything That Was And Will Be

Submitted: July 16, 2012

Chapter 24 The days blurred by. Between her school work, family life, and new found social life, Allison kept fairly busy. She was on... Read Chapter

Operation: Father-Daughter Dance

Submitted: July 30, 2012

Chapter 25 Alex had become more than comfortable with Allison’s family. Despite all their flaws and underlying issues, he still fou... Read Chapter

Manipulation At It's Best

Submitted: August 12, 2012

Chapter 26  “YOU DID WHAT?!” Sam cowered under his sister’s shrieking. She looked pissed. But it wasn’t his fault! He’... Read Chapter

The Girl In The Mirror

Submitted: August 20, 2012

Chapter 27 Allison studied her reflection in the mirror. The girl staring back hardly looked like her. For once, she had actually put... Read Chapter

Side Effects Of Heels

Submitted: August 26, 2012

Chapter 28 Allison groaned in agony as she collapsed on the couch. Her feet were in pain. She was not used to heels, and so hours of ... Read Chapter

An Apple, In Any Other Name...

Submitted: September 08, 2012

Chapter 29 Alex was becoming all too familiar with his girlfriend’s room. When they weren’t at school, or on one of their dates, ... Read Chapter

Sometimes The Truth Causes Problems

Submitted: September 26, 2012

Chapter 30 Alex was feeling the heat. Literally and figuratively. The weather outside was definitely getting warmer day by day, and t... Read Chapter

The Difference Between Sex and Making Love

Submitted: October 06, 2012

Chapter 31 Surprisingly enough, this conversation wasn’t awkward at all. It was the weekend and they were sitting in his car, havin... Read Chapter

Reasons To Break Up vs Staying Together

Submitted: November 04, 2012

Chapter 32 “We need to have another talk.” This time, it was Alex who initiated it. Not that Allison was really surprised. Sh... Read Chapter

Rumor Has It...

Submitted: December 01, 2012

Chapter 33 Allison wasn’t a popular person at school. Holly was her only friend, and she wasn’t popular either, although her larg... Read Chapter

Distractions Are Sometimes Neccessary To Survive

Submitted: December 03, 2012

Chapter 34 How is it that in one single second, everything you knew and believed about the world changes? All it took was one blink o... Read Chapter

Late Breakfast

Submitted: December 15, 2012

Chapter 35 Even with his blinds shut, the sun managed to pour through the cracks and brighten his entire room. Alex groaned, reluctan... Read Chapter

Self Destruct

Submitted: December 28, 2012

Chapter 36 Alex strummed his fingers against the table, counting everything in his kitchen. There were 7 cupboards, 5 drawers, 11 sil... Read Chapter

The Tolls of War

Submitted: January 13, 2013

Chapter 37 Carly seemed to accept Allison’s explanation easily enough. And as luck would have it, her parents were out of town on b... Read Chapter

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