Becoming a Daley

Sophie is just a normal 14 year old girl, but when her Dad falls for Tom Daley's Mum, her whole life becomes far more interesting

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1. Introduction

"Come on Sophie, you'll be late" Dad beamed from the bottom of the stairs.

Today had finally arrived - the final day of Year 9. In just a few hours school would be over and the holidays will begin! 6 entire weeks of beach, parties and friends, no stress over exams or teachers nagging over school uniform. And maybe even a summer romance (but that was unlikely), but I was sure to make the most of the weeks ahead!

I got up and put on the outfit I'd planned the night before, the final day also meant no school uniform, a chance to wear whatever you wanted, express your individuality instead of wearing the same white shirts as the other 800 pupils at school. I'd chosen a pair of high-waisted shorts and a floral crop top which showed off by new belly piecing. I am no expert in fashion, but I knew what looked good on me.

I dragged my hairbrush through my long blonde hair, and added a quick coat of mascara. Looking in the mirror I double checked my look and headed towards the door. I knew my form tutor miss Watson was almost sure to have a go at me for 'having to much skin on show' but I didn't care, she was retiring before September and we were getting a new young male teacher which everyone was excited about.

I even managed to get a lift to school, instead of the dreaded bus! Dad had been extremely upbeat recently, he hadn't been smiling much at all since Mum lost her cancer battle 3 years ago. But something was making him positive again - I'd ask him often what was the reason behind his smile, but he wasn't giving away his secret, which made me more eager to discover the truth.

 

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