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There Is No Girl As Beautiful As You - Chapter 8

Alex is in trouble. A new girl... and picture is of Karen.
Alex's POV

I wave goodbye to Aden, since we don't have first period together. I'm getting things out of my locker as strong arms hug my waist. I look up and see that it's only Josh. I smile and he kisses my cheek.

"Good morning beautiful," he says.
"Good morning to you too," I say and smile.
"Let me take you to class, yeah?" He asks.
"Sure, but if you're late, that's your problem."
"Okay. It'll be worth it though," he says. I just roll my eyes and close my locker.

Even though I didn't tell Aden about my first period, he's waiting for me outside. I'm surprised by how he always manages to find me.
"Hey, how'd you know this was my first period?" I ask him.
"My class is next door," he says pointing across the hall. I laugh at the coincidence and I see Josh heading this way. He throws an arm around my waist and pulls me to him.
"Hey baby. Who's this?" He asks.
"Oh, this is Aden. A-"
He cuts me short, "The guy that left back in middle school?"
"Uh, yeah," I say and next thing I know he punches Aden in the face.

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Aden's POV

"What the hell was that for?" I ask. Ugh. That shit hurt.
"For leaving this beautiful girl alone," the guy says.
"JOSH! What the hell! He left for a good reason," Alex yells. She rushes to my side.
"Are you okay?" She asks.
"Yeah, why wouldn't I be?" I ask smirking. She just rolls her eyes.
"Aren't you mad at him?" Josh asks, confused.
"No! Not anymore anyway. He left for a good reason, okay," she replies annoyed.
"Oh. Sorry man," Josh says.
"It's alright. Just don't do it again," I say nonchalant.
"Let's just get to class," Alex says and drags me along. I shrug and follow her.
"Hey, we don't have this period together," I say when I see the room number.
"Yeah, I know. I just dropped you off. Now shoo," she says and pushes me into the class. I look for an empty chair and see the only one left is next to Summer. Great.

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Alex's POV

The rest of the periods are boring. I walk out of fifth period and head off to lunch.
"Hey, Alex, you forgot something," says an annoying voice. I don't have time for this.
"What do you want Summer," I say.
"Nothing," she says in a disgustingly sweet voice, "Just revenge."
I raise an eyebrow, "How do plan on doing that?"
"Like this," she smiles and I'm surrounded by a pack of girls. I try to fight back, but every time I take out a girl another replaces her. There's too many of them, so my body does what it's used to doing; nothing. I cover my head as hot tears stream down my cheeks.

"Stop that. Now!" I hear someone say. Aden. The girls scatter, except one. Summer. She pretends to act concerned.

"Are you okay?" She says touching my shoulder. I slap it away, disgusted.
"Stop pretending Summer. I know you forced those girls to do your dirty work," I hear Aden say. Summer just throws her arms in the air and spits at me, "You'll pay."
"Try, and see what happens," I spit back. She flips me off and I lunge at her. Aden puts his arms around me to hold me back.
"Hey, calm down, Alex," Aden says.
"She deserves it," I mutter.

Aden smooths down my hair, "Yes she does, but you're better than that."
"I get enough of this at home!" I say exasperated.
"Yes, I know. Soon you'll get out of this town."
"Don't you get it? I love this town; I hate the people in it!"
"Even me?" He asks, pretending to be hurt.
"Shut up," I say laughing.
We walk to the cafeteria and line up. Aden just shakes his head when he sees the 'A' table.

"It's always going to be like that," I remind him.
"I know. There's always someone on top. I just hate it, you know," he replies.
"Don't we all?" I say. I see Josh waving at me and I go sit by him.
"Aren't you eating?" I ask him when I see he doesn't have a tray.
"Nah, I already ate. I was just saving you a table. He stands up and I grab his arm.
"Where are you going?" I ask.
"Tutoring. It's Wednesday," he replies, reminding me.
"Right... see you later."
I bite my sandwich and chew slowly. I take a look around and see that there's a girl standing alone; she looks lost.
"Hey, Aden?" I ask.
"Yeah?"

"Take care of my tray. I'll be right back." He just shrugs and I walk to the girl. She has black hair, blue eyes, and has a cool nerdy look.
"Hey, you look lost," I say. She turns around and points at herself. I nod and smile.
"Oh, is it that obvious?" She asks.
"Just a bit. I'm Alex," I say.
"Karen," she says smiling.
"You're lucky I spotted you. You want to eat with us?" I say, pointing at the table where Aden is sitting.
"Yeah. Thanks for asking," she replies.
"No prob." We walk silently to the table and I sit next to Aden. When he doesn't look up I smack him on the head.

"What was the... oh, hi there," he says smiling at Karen.
I roll my eyes, "Karen, Aden. Aden, Karen."
"So Karen, where'd you move from?" Aden asks.
"Michigan," she replies.
"Well, welcome to sunny Los Angeles," I say.
"Thanks," she replies.
"One word answer again. Tell us about yourself," I ask.
"Uh, well my favorite color is purple, I'm a converse girl, and I'm not that 'social'," she replies.
"Hey, meet Alex here. You just described here," Aden says smiling. I just shrug when Karen's eyes widen.
"Seriously?" She asks.
"Yup," is all I say.
"Huh, well that's great. I really don't have that many girlfriends," she replies.
"That's another thing you guys have in common. You were destined to be best friends," Aden chimes in.
"Cool," we both say at the same time.

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Judith's POV

While I'm at work, I go online and search for a psychiatrist in LA. I find one very close to my job, so I call.
"Hello, how may I help you?" A lady answers.
"I'd like to make an appointment," I reply.
"Okay, your name and the time you'd like."
"Judith Rouges, and at 6:30 pm today."
"Oh, that won't be possible today. I can get you in tomorrow at that time. Is that alright?"
"Yes, whatever works. Do I have to bring anything?"
"Your insurance provider and some ID. I'll see you tomorrow, then?"
"Yes, tomorrow." I sigh and smile. I'm finally taking charge of my life.

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Author's Note

Sorry it was short. I had to post something up. Please comment!

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Comment Replies

@Truth: What you say makes a lot of sense, but seeing that her daughter still cares triggers this response.

@Dazzle: Thanks. I wish it was better.

@Shine: Thanks! Here it is; what do you think?
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Published: 7/12/2013
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