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I walked on the pavements, tapping my feet against the ground so that it would make ′Splash’ every time I’d walk. It was raining being my usual self, I forgot my umbrella at home. I was returning home from gym and let me tell you that the rain was cooling off my body. Whenever it rain, I enjoy. I took a deep breath and rose my head to look at the sky. The rain droplets crashed on my face making me relax. After some minutes I started walking back home as I could notice that the rain was going to stop and I was drenched. I didn’t want to get sick so I quicken my pace until my house was at view. I raced to my door and turned my head slightly to see some boxes on my neighbors’ porch. They just moved here and I didn’t even see them once except a little girl who I saw playing in the garden. They reached here yesterday so maybe I’ll meet them some other times.
I opened the door to be greeted with an empty house. Yeah I live alone. Wait, you’re probably asking yourself Who’s that chick? Yeah, yeah I just quoted Rihanna. Hey, I’m Rihanna! Ha! Just kidding. Well to get back to serious thing, I’m Angel Harper and I turned eighteen two weeks ago. I used to live with my grandmother but as soon as I could, I decided to move here. My parents died in a car crash when I was thirteen and they decided to take my ten years old brother along with them. I took a deep breath and shook my head to forget about that. I put my bag on the table and made my way to the bathroom. I love going to the gym as I see it as the best way to get rid of stress, anger and frustration. Plus, in the end, you are awarded with little abs.
I took a denim jean short and a crop tank top, grabbed a towel and my underwears and made my way to the bathroom. I opened the shower and stepped under the warm water which as soon as it collided with my skin, soothed me. I turned to look at the various body lotion, hair shampoo and soaps in disbelief. My grandmother made sure that I had everything I needed. She was really protective as I was the only loving family that she had. At first, she disagreed when I told her about staying on my own but then after several arguments she agreed. She bought a car for me so that it would be easier for me to travel to school.
After the shower, I walked to the kitchen in my short and tank top with my hair still wet. I felt alone but it was damn good to live here again. After five years, I was staying in my house again, except that this time, I was alone. No parents, no sibling, all alone. I don’t know how I manage to wake up every morning knowing that I was practically an orphan. I miss them every single day. As I was walking to the kitchen, I stopped in the living room, facing a wall on which several photos were hanging. I sighed as I traced my mom’s features. I was exactly like her: Long black hair, hazel eyes, rosy lips and dimple on our left cheek. I saw my reflection in the mirror and saw unshed tears. I shook my head and took a deep breath: Something that I needed to do each five minutes to pull myself together and not break down.
I walked to the kitchen and opened the refrigerator. My stomach growled making my eyes go wide at how loud it sounded. It was seven in the afternoon and I was really tired. I grabbed my bag of muffins and pulled out a chocolate one. I licked my lips at how delicious it looks with so many tiny chocolate chips it had on the top. My mouth waters and I quickly brought it to my lips but just as I was about to bite, I heard the doorbell.
“Are you fucking serious?” I swore and groaned as i walked to the door lazily with my muffin in my hand. I would prefer it in my mouth. I opened the door and as soon as I noticed the children, my scowl disappear. Try to be polite! My mind yelled at me. Well, I tend to be grumpy when I’m hungry. I smiled and noticed that it was the little girl I saw playing the other day.
“Hello, we’re your new neighbors” the little girl said and stick her little hand in front of me. She looked so cute with her two pony tails and her blue baby eyes.
“Hello” I greeted as I pinched her cheek softly. If she was in front of you you’d understand.“I’m Alex” the boy introduced and shook my hand. “I’m fourteen and she’s Lily, she’s six” Alex said and I smiled warmly at them.
“Well, I’m Angel and I’m eighteen” I said and saw that Lily was eyeing my muffin. I bent and took her in my arms. She was really light. She wrapped her arms around my neck and giggled. “Wanna eat a muffin?” I asked and she nodded. I handed her the muffin and watched as she ate it happily.
“Don’t I get one?” Alex asked playfully. I smirked and shrugged.“Only cute guys get muffins” I said and watched as he touched his heart as if he has just been stabbed.
“Ouch! You’ve hurt my feelings” he said and laughed when I rose my eyebrows in amusement. He had brown hair and gray eyes. He was definitely cute. I shook my head in amusement and opened the door to let him in. As I was carrying Lily, he closed the door and followed me to the kitchen. I put Lily on the counter and made my way to where I keep my delicious muffins and watched as Lily swung her legs while concentrating on her muffin, forgetting us completely. Alex took a muffin and sat on a chair facing me. “So? You live alone?” he asked as he looked around.
“Yeah” I answered and watched as he ate the muffin. I took one myself and ate it before my stomach growled. I moaned when I tasted the chocolate chips in my mouth.
“You know, you shouldn’t moan like this in front of a guy” Alex said with a smirk and I stopped chewing to look at him.
“You’re fourteen” I stated when I swallowed the food.
“So what? Madonna has twice the age of her boyfriend” he said making me chuckle.
“I’m not Madonna” I said while staring at him with a grin.
“No you’re not” he agreed. “You’re hotter” he continued making me burst out laughing.
“Are you flirting with me?” I asked in disbelief.
“It depends” he said while chuckling. “Is it working?” he asked.
“No its not” I replied instantly making him pout.
“Then no, I’m not” he said. That boy was simply incredible.
“Try it with someone of your age” I said and he nodded while laughing. The doorbell rang again. I looked at it confusingly. Since when I had so many visitors?
“Must be my parents or my brother” Alex mumbled and stood up along with me.
“How can you be so sure?” I asked as I picked Lily from the counter.
“Because they told me to come home quickly” he said and walked to the door. I nodded and followed with Lily in my arms. Alex opened the door and I didn’t see who it was as Lily was busy poking my nose.
“Alex, Did you see the fucking time?” I heard a deep masculine voice asked. I felt shivers down my spine. Lily kissed my cheek as I put her on the ground to look at the owner of the voice. My eyes met gray ones. In front of me stood a sex god. He had messy brown hair and a sexy face. He was wearing a tight shirt which showed the contour of his abs. His eyes met mine and he raked my body shamelessly. His usual smirk plastered on his face. The usual smirk he’d give any girl to make them drool. I blinked several time to break myself from checking him out again. In front of me stood Ace Carter.
I mean The Ace Carter!
The Bad Boy of Evelyn High!
And he’s my new neighbor!
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