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Silently Falling

Silently Falling




Alexis was your typical everyday good girl with excellent grades, a single best friend, an annoying elder brother and a family that loved her to no end. When senior year rolled up, Alexis wasn't looking to expand her small social circle of friends or put herself out there but things are meant to change, after all, change is the only constant thing in life. Paired to do a group assignment with the school's three new mysterious gorgeous looking guys at the start of the term, Alexis is tested in more ways than one. Cheesy pick up lines, rude guys, charming smiles, motorcycle rides, coffee dates and long hours together is all it takes to make her question everything she ever thought she knew. But what happens when she falls for one of them? The one with the dark hair and green eyes? What will she do when he finds out about the secret she's been harbouring all her life? She begins to regret her decision and wish she'd met him long before, but life has its own way of playing with one's feeli

"Wake up, wake up."

"C'mon, wake up."

The annoying voice kept saying and soon the person was poking me in a very painful manner.

"Wake up before you're late for your first day back at school," the voice said once more.

I groaned and pulled the covers over my head. "Leave me alone," I whined.

The poking seized and soon I was drifting off to dreamland as though I hadn't just been disturbed a few minutes ago.

I was abruptly pulled from my sleep when I felt cold water sipping through my duvet and soaking me immensely, leaving me shaking uncontrollably.

"What the hell!" I exclaimed as I hurriedly ripped off the duvet and tossed it to the floor.

Who pours icy cold water on someone early this morning?

The person was laughing uncontrollably and I turned to find none other than James, my annoying older brother.

He was bent over clutching his knees as he doubled over with laughter, "I told you to get up, didn't I?" he said in between laughs.

I glared at him so hard that if looks could kill then I'm pretty sure we'd all be attending his funeral in a couple of seconds.

"Get out! I want to change," I said through chattering teeth.

But he continued laughing even as he walked out of my room. "You have twenty—five minutes to get ready and head to school before you're late Alexis," he shouted over his shoulder as he closed my bedroom door.

I hate him.

I quickly got up from my comfortable bed and made my way to the bathroom for a quick shower. The shower mostly consisted of me chattering my teeth as the water was unbelievably cold. After that, I wrapped a towel around my body and proceeded to brush my teeth and quickly tried to ran a brush through my messy curly brown hair to no avail.

I rushed to my room and got dressed in a plain white V—neck with blue wash jeans and put on some shoes and my glasses before grabbing my phone from the charger and stuffing my books into my school bag. I did I quick evaluation making sure I had everything before dashing downstairs.

James was seated by the island in the kitchen scuffing down a plate full of pancakes with a glass of orange juice. "There's some left if you want," he said through a mouthful of pancakes.

This boy eats like an animal, I thought to myself. "No, I'll pass."

"Suit yourself," he said as he placed another forkful of pancakes into his mouth, "you only have ten minutes to get to school."

I walked to the fridge and grabbed myself an apple and a water bottle before making my way out of the kitchen.

"Oh, and Alexis," James shouted as I was about to close the front door, "mum said to have fun and try and make friends this year okay?"

I rolled my eyes at him because that's what mum always tells me each year. "Bye James," I shouted back and closed the door.

The school was about a ten minutes' walk and since I had less than that, I had to run for my dear life like a mad man being chased by a pack of wild dogs. I kept on praying to God to at least help me get there on time. By the time I reached the school parking lot, I was already panting and breathing heavily.

I need to get into shape. I thought to myself.

I checked the time and I had made it with four minutes to spare. Thank God!

The hallway was crowded with students as they chatted away with their friends about their winter holidays and what not. I made my way to my locker where my bestfriend, Asher was already waiting for me.

"Woah! for the first time little Ms. punctual is late for school," Asher teased as I reached him.

His once long dirt blond hair was cut short and neatly swept behind and he wore a white t—shirt with some dark jeans underneath his football team Jersey.

"Yeah, yeah rub it in Ash," I said as I rolled my eyes and punched in my locker combination.

Asher ruffled my hair and smiled at me with that charming smile of his but there was something else in his turquoise blue eyes. "I mean I'm usually the late one between the both of us and here I was fifteen minutes earlier," he said.

"I don't even know why I'm friends with you."

"That's because Al, you love me and cannot, by any means, live without me in your little miserable life," he said with a cheeky grin and pulled me into his side as we began walking to class. "You need to start living a little and stop being so introverted. This is your senior year and you only get one of that for the rest of your life."

We stopped by my Physics class and only then did I realise that I had switched my physics textbook with my history one. "No, no, no."

"What's wrong?"

"I need to go and get my physics textbook."

Asher looked at me for a long while before he burst into laughter. "Gosh, this is gold," he said, "first you come late and then you forget your textbook."

He was doubled over with laughter as tears brimmed in turquoise blue eyes. Just then the bell rang. "See ya at lunch Al."

I turned around and hurried back to my locker. The hallway was deserted as everyone was in class while I, on the other hand, was too busy searching for my textbook. I can't believe this is happening to me on my first day of senior year.

Finally finding it buried among my tonnes of books, I turned around ready to head back to class when I saw three really hot looking guys strolling through the front door of the school. I stood there and just stared at them speechless. They all wore black leather jackets with dark jeans and had this sort of a mysterious aura and bad boy look.

Before they could see me swoon over them from where I stood, I turned and made my way to class which no doubt I was extremely late.

Just great!


Civic Education class was one of my favourite classes besides Physics and Math. Ms. Thompson, our Civic Ed teacher was talking about some assignment we had to do for the term that was worth thirty percent of our final grade.

"Alright class, I'll now assign you your partners and please make sure you both do the work as I will be evaluating you individually as well, " she said and then started calling out the names from her list. "Casey, Michelle, Steve and Nate," She called out.

She kept calling everyone's name and when she finally got to mine did she realise that I was the only one left. "Oh my Alexis, it looks like you're on your own," Ms. Thompson said apologetically.

"It's okay Ms. I can do—" I was cut off as the door opened and in walked the three guys I saw earlier in the hallway.

All eyes turned to them and I swear I saw some girls drool over them from where I sat at the front of the classroom while some of the guys looked at them with awe.

"Ah, you must be the new students," Ms. Thompson said. "Please have a seat as I have something important to tell you," she said.

Ms. Thompson looked at me, "well Alexis, you're in luck because you'll be working with these three young men and I do hope you can show them around school as well."

I gaped at her, I can't work with them. What if they make me do all the work and then just take credit for it? I thought but I was interrupted by Ms. Thompson's voice.

"You are all required to write a report on the processes of a trial and you must have valid proof and reasoning," she said. "Alright you may go to your respective groups now and start working for the rest of the class," she said and went back to her table and took a seat.

I stood up and all eyes fell on me as I made my way to the back of the class where the three guys sat. Please let this go well.

I pulled up a chair and sat down facing the guy with light brown hair and hazel eyes who extended his hand to me. I reluctantly shook his hand.

"Hey! I'm Jake," he said and smiled showing off a set of dimples, "this is Kai," Jake introduced pointing to the guy with brunette hair and oceanic blue eyes, "and Nick", he finished pointing to the dark haired boy with forest green eyes."

I returned the smile, "and I'm Alexis, nice to meet you all."

Well this is going to be a very long assignment.