Learning to Love

Chanlyr is a normal 17 year old girl. She goes to high school, has lots of friends, and is a very happy person. Well, thats what she wants people to think. Her life is a living hell. Her dad passed away when she was 9 and ever since then her mom hasn't really been there for her. She has been in and out of relationships and they have all ended horribly. Chanlyr hates herself. She has an eating disorder and self harms. But no one knows about that part of Chanlyr. She keeps that part of her life well hidden. But when she lets a boy knock down the walls she has built up around her, will he find out? Will he try and help? Or will he run away from the mess that is Chanlyr's life?

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1. New Neighbor

My phone buzzed from its place on my dresser. Brielle was calling. I tapped the answer button and put the phone to my ear. "Hey Bri"

"Hey I'll be at your house in 10 minutes! You better be in a swimsuit and ready to go to the beach with me!" she told me.

"But-" I tried to come up with an excuse but she wasn't letting me get out of this.

"Chan you are coming with me and you have no choice" she insisted. I sighed and mumbled an 'okay' into the receiver before hanging up. I squeezed my eyes shut. I hated the beach! I reluctantly shuffled to my room and pulled out a couple different bikinis. I settled on a simple baby blue one and unwillingly slipped it on. I stood in front of the mirror and hated what I saw. I hated every inch of my body. I slowly turned my arm over to show the cuts at my wrist. I quickly grabbed a handful of bracelets and slipped them on to cover the red and scarring marks. I threw  a pair of shorts on and slipped a loose tank top over my head. I avoided the mirror, not wanting to see how gross I looked. I ran a brush through my long brown hair and sighed when I heard a car horn. I picked up my phone before slowly walking outside. There was no way I was getting out of this so I tried my best to act excited. 

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I laid my towel down and sat down on it waiting for Brielle to do the same. "Come on Chanlyr lets go in the water!" she whined. I knew I couldn't say no and I didn't want to ruin Bri's day so I pulled my clothes off leaving me in only a skimpy swim suit. I quickly cover my stomach with my arms and followed my best friend into the water. "Lets go over by those boys!" she suggested while pointing to a group of guys that were our age. I groaned and was about to protest but she was already walking through the shallow water over to them and I had nothing to do but follow. 

"Hey Girls" Niall, a blonde haired boy, called as we waked through the water to them.

"Hey" Brielle said with a grin. There were 4 boys standing with Niall: Liam, Zayn, Louis and a boy I had never seen before. He had brown curly hair and gorgeous green eyes. He gave me a small smile when he noticed me staring at him. I plastered a fake smile on my face, trying to look friendly.

"Who's the new guy?" Bri questioned, pointing at the curly haired boy.

"I'm Harry" He said with a wave. 

"He just moved here. He lives over on Oak Street" Zayn explained.

My eyes widened.

I lived on that street.

He was my new neighbor. 

 

-A/N: So this is my first story on here and I know this chapter is not very good but its just kind of an introduction to the characters. I promise it will get better and the chapters will get longer!!(:

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