War Of Attrition

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Raina Marling lives for the school newspaper she works on; it’s her one love. So, when her very worst enemy, Isaac Herring, threatens all she’s ever worked for, it’s unsurprising that she’s more than annoyed. She’s furious. But she soon realises that being rivals with Isaac isn’t all she expected. There’s something between them, sparks which might soon start a fire. Or possibly World War Three. Will Raina crash and burn? Or is there something more than just the newspaper at stake…?

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War Of Attrition

Submitted: November 07, 2011

Raina Marling lives for the school newspaper she works on; it’s her one love. So, when her very worst enemy, Isaac Herring, threatens all she’s ever worked for, it’s unsurprising that she’s more than annoyed. She’s furious. But she soon realises that being rivals with Isaac isn’t all she expected. There’s something between them, sparks which might soon start a fire. Or possibly World War Three. Will Raina crash and burn? Or is there something more than just the newspaper at stake…? Read Chapter

Submitted: November 10, 2011

‘But it’s completely ridiculous!’ I protest, waving my arms about in a vague attempt to emphasise my argument with wild gesticulati... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 14, 2011

‘So, er, how pissed off was he?’ I inquire of Fliss, folding my legs beneath me on my spinning chair. Fliss frowns. ‘Er… qui... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 21, 2011

I’m just completing my victory lap round the Mario Kart circuit when the phone rings. Well, victory circuit as such. There’s not real... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2011

‘You did what?!’ Fliss exclaims, looking at me in disbelief. I hang my head. ‘Okay, let me explain. His dog was named after hi... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 28, 2011

The James Bond theme tune should really be playing right now. Striding down the corridor, I check that the coast is clear before tur... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 01, 2011

‘RAINA!’ Hamish shouts suddenly, banging his fist down on the table. With a start, I look up, to see him looming over me, his ex... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 05, 2011

My attempt to drive Isaac out of my head hasn’t really worked over the past day and night. Even as I wake up on the morning of my eight... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 08, 2011

Looking myself up and down in the mirror, I nod. I think I’m ready. After spending the afternoon setting out food, putting up deco... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 12, 2011

Racing into the kitchen, I grab a glass, filling it with water and taking a long swig, swilling it round my mouth to take the taste of Is... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 15, 2011

I avoid Isaac as best as I can. It’s hard: he seems to pop up everywhere, requiring me to suddenly increase or decrease the rate I walk... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2011

Taking a deep breath, I push through the doors of the sixth form common room, a large box clutched in my arms. I’m nervous, and underst... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 23, 2011

A/N: Hello, lovely readers! Just to give you all a heads up, I'm going to be away for Christmas, so I won't be able to update until next ... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 30, 2011

Yawning, I open the door, and wince as the cold air rushes into my face, seeming to shoot through the four layers of clothing I’m weari... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 02, 2012

A/N: HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you've all had a lovely new year... I just wanted to thank you for all your support last year. I never though... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 05, 2012

LAST TIME (little recap for you all :P): Teddy looks at me, one eyebrow raised. ‘It’s going all round school, Raina,’ he tells ... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 09, 2012

‘How did it go?’ Fliss asks, as I step through the door, sinking with a weary sigh into my chair. ‘Alright,’ I say. ‘He sa... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 12, 2012

For not the first time, I really do wish that Rowan had chosen a vicious Doberman, or a Rottweiler, rather than a soft bundle of fluff na... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 16, 2012

My head really hurts. And I‘m bloody freezing. So now probably isn‘t the best time to be having a serious conversation, but I guess I... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 19, 2012

Immediately, I find myself lost. My arms slip around his neck, sliding up to tangle in his hair, my mouth responding to his ministrations... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 23, 2012

A/N: Just wanted to thank you all for getting me to 600 fans, that's a craaaaazy amount! To say thank you, I decided to get a twitter acc... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 26, 2012

‘Hey Raina! How was your Christmas?’ I’d forgotten just how many times people asked you how your Christmas was, and what prese... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 30, 2012

I go home from my first day back feeling slightly deflated. Isaac wasn’t in English. I was so disappointed by this, and so shocked... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 02, 2012

A/N: I've decided to be kind, and, as this chapter and the next one felt a little short, do a double update today :) Hope you enjoy, and ... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 02, 2012

Deep breaths, I remind myself. Deep, deep breaths. Coffee didn’t help me stop panicking about what I’m about to do. I know, I’... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 06, 2012

Thankfully, I get the majority of my coursework done that evening, along with the evening after that. Deliberately not thinking about Isa... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 09, 2012

When we reach Isaac’s house, the sick feeling in my stomach hasn’t diminished. In fact, it’s gotten worse. I think that might have ... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 16, 2012

For the whole evening, and the whole morning of the next day, I spend my time half walking on air. Filled to the tip tops with sunshine a... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 20, 2012

When I finish explaining what happened, Fliss looks at me in disbelief. ‘So the two of you are…‘ ‘I don’t know,‘ I tell ... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 23, 2012

My eyes widen. ‘What?!’ Fliss reaches me, grabbing my upper arm, dragging me from Isaac, who looks at her apprehensively. ‘Rai... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 27, 2012

Though the coffee does help for a while, it doesn’t stop thoughts of Isaac flooding back as soon as my defences break down. I can’t s... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 01, 2012

When I get home, the house is empty. Or at least I think it is. After being enthusiastically greeted by Rory, who bounds out of nowhere, ... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 05, 2012

I go and stand behind Hamish, peering over his shoulder. He has Fliss’s phone plugged into his computer, the footage up on screen. ‘L... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 08, 2012

‘Raina?! Raina?!’ ‘Isaac, you pervert, get out!’ I shout, unable to believe that he‘s in here right now. What on earth is ... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 12, 2012

I spend quite a while searching for Isaac, growing more and more desperate to see him as the time wears on. I look everywhere I can ... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 15, 2012

I open my eyes, blearily. It seems too dark to be the morning, but the alarm clock is bleeping irritatingly to let me know that it’s... Read Chapter