*****I wrote this book when I was very immature and it's kind of embarrassing :/ I thought about deleting it.. but I realized a lot of people actually love the story so... :)*****

It was Monday morning and Tinsley's alarm went off at the same time as it always did: 6 AM. It was Monday and the first day back from Winter break. Tinsley didn't want to get out of bed because she remembered that she had to face all her judgmental classmates after the incident that happened over the break. Tinsley had gotten humiliated in front of everyone at a house party she hosted when she walked in on her boyfriend, Trent, and best friend, April, doing the do in her bedroom.


By the time I got out of bed, it was 6:17. I walked into my bathroom, washed my face, brushed my teeth, and left out without even tending to my bed head. I went to my closet and I didn't care enough to put any effort towards finding something suitable to wear. Besides, it's not like I had anyone to impress anymore. I slipped on a black tank top with an American Eagle hoodie over it. I put on some black leggings and my UGG boots. Just as I was about to head downstairs, my cell phone buzzed. A text from my friend Katie:

Are you coming to school today?

I replied:

Yeah, see you there.

She texts back:

Okay, Tins. Love you!

I loved Katie to death. She was the only person who cared enough to check on me everyday since what happened. After the party, I hadn't left my house unless it was to get food. I had probably gained about ten pounds from eating straight fast food every day. My parents warned me of the consequences but I snapped at them and then they left me alone.

I grabbed my car keys and went down stairs where my mom, dad, and my younger brother, Luke, were sitting down eating breakfast.

"Look she's up before noon", Luke said smirking.

"Ha ha", I said sarcastically. "Have fun riding the bus to school."

He frowned. "I was just kidding."

"Be nice to your sister", my mom said scolding Luke. "She's going through something."

I rolled my eyes as I grabbed a banana and exited the house. As soon as I pulled out of the driveway, my gas light came on.

"You've gotta be kidding me", I said to myself.

For my 16th birthday, my parents surprised me with a brand new white Honda Accord Coupe with a V6 engine. I love my car but gas didn't last very long in it.

I pulled up to the nearest gas station and shut off the engine. Upon getting out of the car, I met eyes with someone that didn't look too familiar. This was strange to me since I live in Powdersprings, Georgia and it isn't a big city.

He had fair skin, light eyes, and dark hair. He flashed a smile at me and I smiled back. He started to walk over.

"Hey, I'm Dustin", he said extending his hand for a hand shake.

"I'm Tinsley", I said shaking his hand. "You aren't from around here, are you?", I ask.

"No. I just moved here. My dad got married recently and my stepmom thought it'd be better if we moved here instead of her and her daughter moving to New York", he answered.

"Oh, that's cool" I said.

"You like smiling don't you?", he asked.

I mentally cursed. I must've been smiling this entire time. I began laughing nervously trying to think of something to say.

"You're really pretty", he said smiling.

"Thank you." I could feel my face heating up.

"So I'm assuming we go to the same high school since there's only one", he said laughing which made me laugh too.

I nod.

Ten minutes pass by and we were still standing at the gas pump talking. I looked at the time and reached for the gas handle. He grabbed it before I could reach it.

"I got it."

"Wow.. Thanks", I said giving him a really big smile.

"It's no problem", he said as he smiled back.

"I owe you one."

"It's fine", he said as he smiled and hung up the gas pump.

He closed the gas tank on my car and I thanked him again. He began walking away but then he turned back around.

"Umm, do you think I could get your number maybe?", he asked pulling out his iPhone.

"You can definitely get my number", I said with a big smile on my face.

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