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The Trials of Love

By Sheva_Redfield All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Humor

Chapter 1

Ring! Ring! Ring!

A young Sheva Alomar groaned as she smacked her alarm clock to the floor. She groaned again realizing that it still didn't stop ringing. It was her first day of going to her new school. Sheva was a 16 year old girl who just moved from Africa to America a few weeks ago. They were still unpacking but for the most part they were almost done. Her mother said it was time for a change since Sheva's father left her. In the time her mom and dad were broken up they were very little on money and were struggling to pay the rent and buy food and other important things. Sheva's mom was getting depressed until she reunited with a guy named Clyde. Sheva's mom known him since collage and liked him ever since. He started helping out and lending money. Soon they started dating. Clyde was a tall dark skinned man. He had very sharp facial structures. Her mom referred to him as 'the one'. 2 years after they reunited they got married. Then they had Nia. Nia is Sheva's 1 year old sister. After Nia was born they moved to L.A.

He was a really nice guy but Sheva was still unsure about him. Sure he helped them in their time of need but she didn't like how her mom just added him into the family. Also how he was so quick to get her mom pregnant. She felt like he was trying to take her father's place. Her mom reassured her that he would never do such a thing, and Sheva believed her.

"Sheva! Get up and turn that alarm clock off before it wakes your sister up!" Sheva's mom yelled from the bottom of the stairs. "Yeah, the alarm will wake her up." Sheva said to herself rolling her eyes. She pulled back the covers and kicked her feet over the bed. She ran a hand through her disheveled hair and stood up. She looked back at her bed then waved it off. She strode over to her dresser, pulled out a white T-shirt and some dark denim jeans. She quickly threw them on, went to the bathroom, brushed her teeth, and did her hair and makeup. Sheva walked out of the bathroom and made her way downstairs. Once Sheva got downstairs she walked into the kitchen and grabbed an apple off the counter.

"Good morning sleeping beauty." Said Clyde as he walked up to her from the table and kissed her forehead "Morning." Sheva replied as she took a bite of the apple.

"Ready to go, Shev?" Sheva's mom asked coming down the stairs. "No." Sheva replied.

"Stop that. Your smart mouth is going to get your feelings her one day." Her mom replied angrily. "Now let's go. Clyde watch Nia, I'll be back soon." She said grabbing her purse off the counter.

"I'll be in the car…" Sheva replied knowing what came next. She grabbed her backpack and went out the door heading towards the car. She closed the door right before she witnessed the kiss Clyde and her mom shared. Sheva made it to the car and was standing by the car door waiting for her mom to come out and unlock it.

About 10 seconds later her mom came out and unlocked the door. They both got in and her mom started the car and they were off to her new school.

They arrived to Jefferson High School in about 5 minutes, and pulled into the drop off line.

"Have a great day Sheva. Love you." Said Sheva's mom as she leaned over to kiss Sheva's forehead. "Love you too mom."

Sheva got out of the car, grabbed her backpack, shut the door and watched her mom drive off. She turned around and faced the tall school building. Sheva took a deep breath and walked into her new school.



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