Winnning Your Heart (Sequel to Love You Forever)

Avery Jones and Preston Corvette are b-a-a-a-ck!!!!!!!!!!! Things are getting awkward for the two lovebirds. They're together in the almost all the same classes, they have same lunch time and study hall. And now, Avery's having trouble with her parents, and Preston's dad has "come back from the grave". Can they work out their differences and put the past behind them to see each other through 12th grade? Read on and find out... :)

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7. Chapter 5

Preston

She was different from the others.

I tried to get to know Mia better, but she kept avoiding me.

Funny how in about a week, your sights can change completely. I was now fixed on Mia.

Unfortunately, so was Derek.

He made it pretty clear, too. I didn't say anything. It would probably get really competitive from there on, and I didn't want that.

I soon learned that Mia was a child of study. She was very smart. I smiled at that thought. I was one of the "smart people" too.

I was also on the swim team. My mother always claimed swimming was something I was born to do.

Derek played basketball and Avery played soccer. As far as I knew, though, Mia had nothing to do with sports.

I was thinking about as I got changed after my swim meet. Coach had been working us super hard for our next tournament.

My train of thought stopped abruptly as I stepped out the door and nearly tripped over a.... Goose?

"Why the heck is there a goose in the hallway?"

"Preston? Oh my god, I'm so sorry! He got away from me, I swear!"

It was Mia.

 

What a fluke.

"Hey, Mia. Why do you have a goose?"

Mia cleared her throat awkwardly. Her cheeks were bright red and she refused to look at me. I looked down and realized why; I had no shirt on.

Oops. I felt my own face heating up and I quickly pulled on my sweatshirt.

"Well, um, he's not actually my goose." Mia said. "He's for a project."

I raised my eyebrows. Most projects didn't involve geese.

Mia's blush grew darker. "Long story short- we were supposed to research any animal. Extra credit if you can bring it in. So I did geese."

I smiled. "Need some help?"

"Oh no, that's okay. I don't want to bother you."

"No worries, really. My mom won't mind if I'm a little late."

Mia smiled gratefully. "Thank you so much, Preston."

I grinned in return. "Just let me text my mom."

Mia nodded.

Hey, mom, I'm going to be a little late coming home. Just helping a friend. Love ya. I quickly typed into my phone. "Okey-dokey," I said. "Let's catch your friend."

Mia's smile faltered and a look of confusion took over. "Where'd he go?"

We exchanged a look.

"You take that hall. I'll go this way." Mia pointed down the east wing.

I bolted down the hall she had told me to check. The senior way.

"Hey, goosey, goosey, goosey. Come on out..."

I shivered. It was cold this way.

"Hey goose!" I called out.

"Preston?"

I turned around.

Avery.

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