Beach blond hair. Clear blue eyes. Smooth tan skin. He was her prince charming... And my name is Hannah Grey.



Happy Birthday, Hannah-kins.

Ch 1, Pt 15

She nodded. “I don’t wanna talk about it anymore. Okay, Hannah?”

I nodded. “Sure” I’m getting to the bottom of this.

I needed to get through French class first and hopefully bump into Joshua on my way to English. I sighed.

Grace and I sat down on our seats waiting for class to start. Zachary, a sweet guy who’s had a crush on me for the longest of time, stopped in front of my desk.

"Happy Birthday, Hannah-kins!" He greeted. In a way, he’s become my guy best friend.

I smiled. “Thank you, Zac.”

"So…" He started. I interrupted him. I already knew where it was heading to.

"You.. Have a gift for me?" I asked, feigning my excitement.

He sighed “Yes, but…”

"Zac… We’ve been through this for like the longest of time."

He sighed once again. “I know. I just thought today would be the day, you know? Ma belle dame.” [My fair lady]

I smiled. “Thanks for the compliement.” I held out a hand and he carefully took out a piece of paper and handed it to me.

"A piece of paper?" I asked. That’s new.

He chuckled. “Non, vous drôle de fille! [No, you funny girl!] Maybe you should try reading it.”

"Oooh!" I giggled, embarassed. I quickly turned over the paper and read it.

I’ve known you forever. Your the best girl I’ve ever met and your one of the reasons I get up in the morning with a smile on my face. Every time I see you, my heart skips a beat. You know how guys don’t usually pour out our feelings but now you’re gonna see it. I really think I’m in love with you so please give me one chance. I’ll prove to you that I’m the best you’ll ever have. I never will give up, I promise you.

Happy Birthday, Hannah-kins.

With all my heart and soul,

Zac

I smiled. “Thank you, Zac. But you already know what my answer is.”

"I won’t give up on you Hannah Elizabeth Grey!" He exclaimed, his brown eyes intense and brooding. "Never."

I would probably have said yes to him light years ago. As everyone can see, no one wants to be stuck with someone like that. Creeps me out a bit.

6:27 pm, by theromanticone
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I don’t love you anymore

Ch 1, Pt 14

“Pretty little rich girl” Lacey muttered, rolling her eyes.

We all laughed.

“I do like your gift, though Lacey. Thank you” I said sincerely.

She smiled “Your welcome”

The bell rang and we all hurriedly grabbed our things. After we all said goodbye, I watched from the corner of my eye, Grace staring at Josh with pain in her eyes. I felt really sorry for her. I wanted to know whatever happened to them; I felt the urge inside me boil up. Fortunately, Grace and I had the same class for the next hour. It was probably more than the time I need to figure out what went wrong. Grace was quiet as she walked next to me.

"Grace," I started "What happened with you and Josh?"

"What?" she asked, shocked. "Are you seriously asking me this? Why don’t you ask your brother?"

"Grace, don’t be mad. I never asked him about it. I promised myself I wouldn’t get into it and now I’m just plain curious. I see everything, okay?"

She looked down. “I’m not really sure…” She started softly. “He just left me and told me he..” She paused. “that… he doesn’t—”

"What? Doesn’t what?"

She was choking on sobs now, tears filled her eyes as she looked up at me. “love me… anymore.” she quietly whispered that you could barely hear it.

"What?" That didn’t sound like Josh at all. He was my big brother and I’ve known him all my life. I would know that he isn’t like that to girls. "Thats.." I tried to look for the words that I needed. "That’s just horrible!”

She nodded. “I don’t wanna talk about it anymore. Okay, Hannah?”

I nodded. “Sure” I’m getting to the bottom of this.

11:51 pm, by theromanticone
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Gifts

Ch 1, Pt 13

“You kissed him, Hannah.” Olivia said.

“No, he kissed me!” I paused. “Oh my gosh, he kissed me.” I grinned. “Terence McGee kissed me.” I whispered to myself. “Oh my god!”

"Open your presents, Hannah." Grace said and handed three boxes to me.

"Open mine, first!" Grace exclaimed. "It’s the red one"

I took the red box and opened it real quick.

"I know you like reading… And that is a really good book!"

"You read it already?" Lacey said sarcastically.

"You know, Lacey. Your the meanest out of all of us."

"Love you too, Grace." Lacey winked.

We all laughed. “Thank you.” I said. “Okay.. Next!”

"Ooh! Open mine!" Lacey said and handed me her gift.

I was a bit curious what the little black box contained. I slowly opened it as if there was a bomb in there or something.

"Hannah." Lacey said "Nothing’s gonna bite you if you open it quicker."

"Right." I said and opened the box. It was a London snow globe.

"Wow." I said.

"You like it?" She asked. "I had to go all over town just to get that exact one."

"Why?"

"Well, remember that summer your family spent like a month at your little house in London? Well, I remembered how much you missed that place cause you couldn’t shut up about it when you got back. So I decided to get you that…" She smiled.

"Is this gonna like, blow up?"

Lacey rolled her eyes. “No. I just thought about getting you a present that you’d really like.”

I smiled. Even though Lacey can be negative and a big downer sometimes, she was a thoughtful friend. “Thank you, Lace.”

She rolled her eyes, acting the usual Lacey. “Whatever. It’s no biggie.” She smiled for a second and it was back to her “I’m bored” face.

"Okay. You will love your present!" Shae said, clapping her hands and waiting for me to open the little blue box.

"Oh my god! I bet cause I already know what’s in here!" I said, excitedly opening the box. I was right, it was the bracelet from Tiffany’s. I screamed as I took it from the box.

"SHAE!" I squealed and got up to tackle her for a hug. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" I squeezed her hard.

"Can’t breathe, Hannah!" She managed to say

"Oooh. Sorry!" I smiled. "Thank you so much!"

She giggled “Your welcome”

"Pretty little rich girl" Lacey muttered, rolling her eyes.

We all laughed.

"I do like your gift, though Lacey. Thank you" I said sincerely.

She smiled “Your welcome”

3:30 pm, by theromanticone
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Realization

Ch 1, Pt 12

“Don’t move, Hannah.” He tucked a stray piece of my hair and stroked my cheek.

Nobody wake me up. Please nobody wake me up!

“Terence.” I finally managed to say.

He took my hand and placed it on his cheek. “Don’t move.” He whispered and kissed me.

My heart raced as his lips touched mine.

Oh my God!

It felt like a dream. This never really happened in my dreams but I’m sure I’m dreaming. Did I finally admit to myself that I have feelings for Terence? No way! I couldn’t believe it. Am I really? Oh, my!

His lips were so soft. My hands moved to the back of his neck and he pulled me closer to him. My heart was pounding, I wondered if the whole school could hear it.

We pulled away and we were gazing at each other. We were both breathing heavily. I put my hand against my heart, it was racing.

"Hannah." He whispered "Is that a yes?"

I didn’t know. There was magic in that kiss, but I wasn’t sure. I didn’t know. I shook my head. “I— I’m not sure. I don’t know yet.”

There was pain in his eyes when I looked. He nodded. “I’ll give you time to think. Happy birthday.”

He walked away and I leaned on the tree. Wow! Did I really just kiss Terence? Did he really like me? Am I dreaming? A million questions ran through my head. What happened to all the hate? To the jerkiness? Was that his true colors or was he faking it? Why did I let him kiss me? Did he really just show me his soft side? Did he really just plead to give him a chance? Someone wake me up!

I got up and walked back to the table. Everyone else were already there and the presents were on the table. Everyone was quiet at first. I couldn’t hear anything and I’m guessing my eyes looked distant. I absent-mindedly ate the salad Josh bought me.

"Hannah?" Olivia broke through my wall of silence.

"Huh?"

"What happened?!" Sam blurted. Lacey put a hand over Sam’s mouth.

"What part of don’t mention it don’t you understand?" Shae hissed.

I chuckled. “Nothing.”

"Sis, we’re not blind. We all saw what happened."

"I— I don’t wanna talk about it. It’s all too much right now. I can’t think!"

"She’s the most romantic one and yet, she can’t figure out what’s going on in her own romance." Shae shook her head.

"You kissed him, Hannah." Olivia said.

"No, he kissed me!” I paused. “Oh my gosh, he kissed me.” I grinned. “Terence McGee kissed me.” I whispered to myself. “Oh my god!”

12:13 am, by theromanticone
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The Kiss

Ch 1, Pt 11

“Okay, then. So do you like me or not? Don’t lie.”

“Well..” I hesitated

“That’s a yes”

“No!”

“It’s a no?”

“Yes!”

“Good.”

“What?! I don’t—” I stopped. I’ve been trying not to look at his eyes and now mine met his.

“Don’t lie to me, Hannah.” His eyes melted. I tried to look away but I just couldn’t. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t even loosen my fists. I couldn’t breathe.

Help me. I thought.

Test number one: Have the princess admit her true feelings.

Hannah." He said my name as we both looked into each others eyes. He took my hand and relaxed my fist.

Deja Vu I thought. Is this my dream?

"Please give me a chance. Stop denying it." His face got closer.

I couldn’t breathe. I was beggining to hyperventilate. My heart was pounding. Our noses were touching. “Don’t move, Hannah.” He tucked a stray piece of my hair and stroked my cheek.

Nobody wake me up. Please nobody wake me up!

"Terence." I finally managed to say.

He took my hand and placed it on his cheek. “Don’t move.” He whispered and kissed me.

My heart raced as his lips touched mine.

Oh my God!

It felt like a dream. This never really happened in my dreams but I’m sure I’m dreaming. Did I finally admit to myself that I have feelings for Terence? No way! I couldn’t believe it. Am I really? Oh, my!

8:43 pm, by theromanticone
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