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Portrayed As Love

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Summary

When Rachel Field's family suddenly picks up and moves to New York, fitting in seems like the best way to go. On her first day of Junior year, she plans to keep a low profile and observe the scene around her. But like any other cliche story, of course, that doesn't happen.

Genre:
Romance / Mystery
Author:
Sierra Nicole
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
24
Rating:
4.5 2 reviews
Age Rating:
16+

Chapter 1

When my parents decided it was finally time to move to a new state my worries were skyrocketing. Attending a new school in a whole new state with no friends was something worth fearing.

Humiliation, bitches, and playboys.

We came from a simple city in Montana, which goes by the name of Belgrade. Not much to look at except for open fields and mountains for miles. It was our home though, and we loved it there.

But it wasn't worth the drama.

I had friends there...

They were just a little more on the, 'I'm only friends with you because of your parent's reputation" side of things. Although they never said it out loud.

My father was the owner of a law firm that branched out in other states. My mom, on the other hand, was a well-known realtor. She wants me to take over her company but it's just not my style.

I had always been closer to my dad, he used to bring me to his firm when I was younger. He'd teach me the rules of the law, and I know half of them by heart now.

Which is a LOT.

I was only around 11 when that would happen, but sadly things change...

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Now we're here, New York City.

Soon I'll be attending Ridgeview High, the most prestigious of all the schools combined.

Again. Humiliation, bitches, and playboys.

Honestly, all I can hope is that this move is the right idea. But after everything that's happened behind closed doors, I guess it's for the best.

"Honey?" My mother spoke out softly to me while turning her head to face me. She was currently in the passenger seat as my dad drove us to our new neighborhood. It was a little further out than the city.

"Yes," I answered while turning to face her.

She spoke with a half-smile on her face, "You have been really quiet, just checking on you."

My mom was a big part of us leaving, she felt that if it wasn't safe for us any more then we needed to go. I get that she was just doing what she thought was best though.

"You're going to love it kiddo," my dad said while glancing into the rear-view mirror before focusing back on the road.

"Yea," I zoned out as I focused my attention back on the road as the imagery passed us by.

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"Wake up, we're here sweetie," my mother mumbled as she tapped my shoulder lightly.

Well, at least I think she mumbled. Technically I was half unconscious right now.

I slowly slip out of the car, dragging my legs along before looking up at the house in front of me. It was a simple brick two-story house that was definitely spacious. The yard looks well-taken care of which makes me wonder if they hired someone to keep up with it.

The U-haul people were following straight behind us so they immediately start working on unloading all our stuff. They'll make a killing today seeing as they're paid by the hour and my mother never throws any of our old stuff away.

I swear that stuff could be ancient.

Walking into the house I decide to hurry and claim a bedroom, not that I have to rush. Seeing as I'm an only child now I don't have to worry about my room racing...

I quickly went upstairs, no way was I ever sleeping on the bottom floor. Walking down the hall I go to the door on the very end. Turning to the left I slowly open it to reveal a huge bedroom with a nice bay window on the side that overlooks the backyard.

This was perfect.

I continue to look around the room, checking out the huge walk-in closet while imagining what all I could do with this bedroom. So many ideas just wandering through my head.

Deciding this was perfect, I walk across the hall to the door to the right. Opening it I stare at a bathroom almost the size of my bedroom.

A giant sink stood on the side, a tan granite color, and a white sink with tan walls. A huge glass shower stood near the back of the bathroom and a giant square-shaped jacuzzi bath near it. Looking to the right I see a door and open it to a private toilet, the best part.

Going downstairs I see my mother in the kitchen directing the movers where to put things. She was a bit of a perfectionist. My dad, however, was outside probably on the phone with his co-workers back at home.

I know he misses it too.

Tomorrow was Monday and my mom was forcing me to go to school. We are just moving in so of course, I put up the whole 'but mom, I'm so exhausted' speech but of course, she waved it off. Saying it'd be best for me to get started now, adding something like, "the sooner the better."

She just wants the house to herself to watch her old-time soap operas, eat popcorn, and cry before she has to go back to doing her job. I laughed at the thought, I love my mom so much.

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It was now getting late, we had arrived around 1 since we left really early that morning.

Currently, we are seated at the now placed dining table. The movers had got everything done much to my mother's liking and now we could relax. Or at least they could, I have no break.

I just couldn't shake my nerves.

"Honey, I made sure all your clothes were ironed and hung up just for you." My mom said with a smile to which I thanked her. I really meant it, my mom does so much for me and never realizes how much she deserves in life herself.

"And I have your Audi ready for you, it's already been cleaned and parked in the garage." My dad said with a smile. I hated it so much when they bought me a car. I wanted to work for mine, but they had already paid it off and it would've broken their heart if I forced them to return it.

"Thank you guys so much," I stated with a smile before standing up and giving them both kisses on the cheeks.

I grab my plate and take it to the sink, washing it thoroughly before putting it in the dishwasher and walking up to my bedroom.

When I walk into my new room, which I'm still trying to get used to, everything is there. The king-sized bed, the giant wooden desk, my piano, and the flat-screen tv that sat on my dresser. This room was a little smaller but I liked it that way. I hated having so much space and little to feel it with.

Laying in my bed flat on my back I go over all the possible scenarios of tomorrow. I just hope that things will work out for me here.

After all, it was my first day of Junior year and I'd have to survive at this school for the rest of it.

I continue thinking to myself of all the possibilities before I get up and shower.

Glancing at my closet I walk in grabbing PJs out of a drawer before closing it back.

Walking back across the hall, I step into the bathroom only to fall on my ass.

"Ouch," I mumble to myself while scratching my head as I get up, "Stupid floor."

Moving over to the shower I turn it on so that the temperature is perfect. I like to have a nice pressure as well to help relax my back.

I walk over to the sink and grab all the stuff that thankfully was laid out for me. Making sure to brush my teeth and use my minty fresh floss.

I tie my hair in a high ponytail before stripping out of my clothes and hopping in the shower.

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Stepping out of the shower I quickly wrap a towel around me as the cold air invades my personal space causing me to shiver.

"Gosh it's freezing," I mumble quietly to myself before drying off quickly.

After getting dressed I walk back to my room in a few quick steps seeking the comfort of my newly washed sheets.

As soon as I bring the covers over me, I'm immediately brought a warm feeling that sends me fast asleep.

But the one thought that surpasses my mind is what awaits me for tomorrow.
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