She's Not Afraid

Meet Katelyn Burns. She moves around every six months. Her mum and dad are dead and she is the only one left out of her entire family. When she starts to go to Peterson College she meets Zayn Malik. Zayn is the one who shows her around the school on her first day. Read to find out why she moves and what happens between her and Zayn.


1. That First Day

Walking into school on that first day is terrifying! I should know since I’ve moved around every six months for as long as I can remember. On that fatal first day you don’t know whether you’ll have friends or enemies here, whether you’ll have a good or bad time here. I was snapped out of my thoughts by the tanoy saying ‘Katelyn Burns’ well that’s me.  I place myself on the visitors chair in the principal’s office like I am instructed and twiddle my thumbs waiting for the principal to enter. As the door creaks open I jump up out of my seat and make myself look more presentable. After that I look up and see a casually dressed woman who looks in her 40s with her back hair shoved into a ponytail.

"Good Morning, Miss. I am Katelyn Burns”

As I introduce myself I hold my hand out so she can shake it. She instantly grabs it and shakes it with much enthusiasm.  “Good Morning Katelyn, I am Miss Greenfield, the headmistress of Peterson College” She replies excitedly.

I think she had a bit too much coffee. She tells me to sit back down so I do and then she walks around her desk and dumps herself on the chair around there.

"Well Katelyn,  I am very glad to welcome you to our family and here is your timetable.” She says then she passes it to me.

“Do you have any questions?” She asks.

"Yes, I have a few questions if you don’t mind answering them” I answer.


"Is there a uniform?”


"Is there someone who can show me around?”

"Yes, you can go meet him when we are done here. Do you have any more questions?”


"You can go meet him now then. His name is Zayn Malik.”

"Thank You”

I then get up and leave. I get a glare from a girl called Tiffany Harrison who I guess is a cheerleader on my way out but I carry on walking to the canteen.


I get lost in the shallow corridors with big lockers twice before I ask a girl who was standing at her locker the way there and she points me in the right direction so I set off once again. Just before I get through the door it swings open and it knocks me out. The last thing I saw before everything went black was a boy with a beanie on and with glasses on asking me if I was okay.


When I wake up again he is sat with me in the infirmary. When he notices that my eyes are open he smiles.

"I’m so sorry about what happened. I was running to the toilet just before a new girl was meant to come so I could show her around and the door hit you in the face as I pushed it and you were knocked out so I had to carry you here”

"It’s alright. It was an accident.”

"I’m just glad you’re okay.”

"Why are you glad? I could be really mean and nasty.”

"I can just tell that you’re not. I’m Zayn Malik by the way”

"Oh my god. You were meant to show me around. I’m Katelyn Burns”

"Weird way to meet isn’t it?”

"Yeah, it is.”

"I have a feeling that we’ll be good friends”

"Me too”

"Tell me a bit about yourself”

"My name is Katelyn, my birthday is 9th September and I was born in 1993”

"I’m Zayn, my birthday is 12th January and I was also born in 1993. What’s your timetable like?”

"Take a look if you want.” Then I handed him my timetable. He scanned it then he smiled again. I love his smile.

"We have all the same classes!”

"That’s so dope”


"I was just trying it out”

"It was a fail”

"Yeah, it was.”

"You can sit next to me in all classes if you want.”

"I love that idea.”

"So do I” He grabbed hold of my hand then took me to my first lesson which was Mathematics with Debra Jackson.  This next six months will be a blast.

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