A cry for help
"Tick tock tick tock."
"He was overwhelmed with panic as it infected every single muscle and thought in his body like a parasite."
Alec Harrison, your popular, loved by everyone, jock starts to get these panic attacks that quickly start to take over his life. He hides them, embarrassed by his uncool behaviour as he becomes fond of Vanessa.
Vanessa barely noticed by the public and would like to keep it that way. She has everyone else's problems to look out for like her older brother, her mom, even Alec at times. She also knows he doesn't want anyone to know about the panic attacks.
The truth never hides for long Alec.