"Honey!" my mom greeted me. She smiled widely and hugged me hard. "Guess what?"
"Uh, you bought yourself a new purse?" I said confused.
She frowned. "You always guess the same thing."
I raised an eyebrow. "And I was right half the time."
She waved my remark with her hand.
"No, something to with you!"
I thought hard for a while. Then it struck me.
"No way." I stared at my mom hard.
"Yes way!" she said excitedly.
"You bought me a car!" I started to run to the garage. "Mom, you're the best!"
"That wasn't it!" my mom called behind me.
I skidded to a stop. "What?" I felt my heart breaking.
My mom looked at me in disappointment in a you-should-know-better look.
Then her smile returned and said, "I got you a job!"
"Aliya, baby, I know you always wanted a job so I got you one!"
Tears were starting to brim in my eyes. "I wanted a car not a job!"
The motherly look of disappointment reappeared in her eyes. "Honey," she began in a stern tone, "you know life is not easy. You have to earn what you want."
"I know..." I sighed in defeat. "Okay, what kind of job is it?"
"Oh, you know, a regular kind of job. Good money." My mom turned away.
"Oh, is that chili I smell?"
"Oh come on, Mom! Off topic much?"
"It's a tutoring job."
"Okay... Elementary school, middle school...?"
My eyes widened.
"A really rich family. You'll get enough money to buy a car in a matter of months." My mom rambled on.
"A teenage boy in the Farwell family."
"Mom! You know I don't like them!"
"But your father does."
"Darn you, you old man."
"Anyways, Mr. Farwell told your father that Danny needed some tutoring so your father suggested -"
"More like made me." I remarked.
"Anyways the point is Danny needs tutoring and his father is willing to pay a great sum of money for it."
"So you're forcing me into this." I accused.
My mom tilted her head to the side for a moment. "Yeah, pretty much."
"Ugh. You're horrible!" I stomped up the stairs to my bedroom.
"You know it's because I love you!" she yelled.
"Love to torture me!" I yelled back.
This was too much. First he has exactly the same classes as me then now I have to tutor him. The horror of it all was that he was the guy I absolutely despise. Pick anybody in the world and it just had to be him.
I laid down on my bed taking it all in. If I was anybody else, like Lizah or Taylor, it would be a dream come true. If I was anybody else but myself this wouldn't be so bad.
But no, I was just Aliya. Probably the only girl the world who wasn't attracted to Danny Farwell.
I sighed at the revelation. Rolling and during the motion twisting the neatly placed sheets I closed my eyes hoping to sleep this all away.
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Take A ChanceTeen Fiction
Aliya Sherton is just a normal girl. Nothing too special about her looks. Her best friends Taylor and Lizah are hopeless in the department of boys. Danny Farwell is the boy of every girls' dreams except Aliya. Totally unaffected by his looks and not...