Candice and her family have to move to another state,California.That means new house,new school,new environment,new friends...
Matthew is the neighborhood hottie(in school,too). Then the "new girl" across the street comes along.The thing is...Matthew has a girlfriend,Janet the "queen"...
Will Matthew fall in love with Candice?
If they will Janet react?
How will this change their lives????
Read this to find out!!


10. Chapter 9

Candice's POV

"Candice....Candice...CANDICE!" Sam's yelling scared me,making me fall out of my bed.

"Wake up,we have school today!" Sam squealed and happily ran to her room. Everyone was wide awake,lights were on in all three of the bedrooms. I got up,shivering as the freezing air hit my bare arms,I shivered,I shuffled towards my closet,going through my clothes,I stopped to tap my chin.

"Ah Ha!" I said to myself. I finally figured out what I wanted to wear,not to warm not too much skin to show,December just started.


I looked in the mirror,I smiled,proud of myself. I went into the bathroom. I brushed my teeth and brushed my hair, I sprayed perfume into the air,stepping through it. I looked into the mirror again,smiling. I stepped out into the hall,knocking on Sam's door.

"COME IN!!" She yelled from her room,I opened the door,closing it behind me.Sam looked beautiful she was wearing this:

I shook my head at her.

"What?" She asked,full concern on her face.

"Why can't you ever wear something simple!?" I asked.Sam gave me a smirk,putting a hand on one of her hips.

"Why can't you dress like me?" Sam asked. I got her point. I squinted my eyes,tapping my chin and nodding.

"I get your point..." Sam laughed and I left her room. I went downstairs and grabbed an apple. I sat at the table,listening to my music. My Chemical Romance came on.

'Stay out of the light

Or the photograph that I gave you

You can say a prayer if you need to

Or just get in line and I'll grieve you

Can I meet you alone?

Another night and I'll see you

Another night and I'll be you

Some other way to continue

To hide my face

Another knife in my hand

A stain that never comes off the sheets

Clean me off,I'm so dirty babe

The kinda dirty where the water

Never cleans off the clothes

I keep a book of the names and those'

"CANDICE!" I felt Sam's finger poking me. I slid my headphones down to my neck.

"Yeah?" I said.

"C'mon, our ride is outside..." I nodded,I grabbed my bag,following Sam outside. I felt the warm air hit me. I had to admit I was a little nervous...starting off California! Sam looked at me,she raised an eyebrow.

"Are you ok?"

"Huh? Oh yeah,I'm fine..." I said.Sam kept looking at me,like she didn't believe me. I sighed,and we hopped into the car.


"Lincoln High...." the driver said. Sam and I nod and we hop out of the car.


"I know,this place is HUGE!" Sam squealed. She grabbed my hand and dragged my hand through the crowd.

"There's the office!" Sam said,pointing to a door that had,in bold white letters,'Main Office'. We went inside,no one was in there,except for a middle aged woman with dark red hair,brown eyes and glasses sitting at the desk.

"Hi..." The woman looked up at us,her movements were pretty slow.

"Mhm?" She says. Sam and I look at eachother.

"We are Candice Collins,and Sam Williams and we wanted to pick up our schedules!" I said. She looked through files in a drawer and finally stopped,pulling two papers out.

"Here you go,Candice Collins" I took the schedule.

"And Sam Matthews..." Sam took the schedules.

"Have a of the year..." We modded and left the office.

"Okay,our first classes our different... See you in PE,lunch,music,and art!" I said,Sam nodded and left me,alone in a crowded hallway.

"Great...", I said to myself. I looked around,then I spotted a group of guys,in varsity jackets,holding footballs and whistling at girls,I shrugged and walked towards them.

"Excuse me" I tapped on one of their shoulders. They all turned around.

"Do you know where room 246 might be?" They just glared at me.

"Hehe the nerd is new!" One of them said.

"I know where it is..." That voice sounded familiar. The guys moved out of his way. Of course,Matthew,he looked at me and smiled.

"I could show you the way..." He says. A girl with long,shiny,curly blonde hair,comes along,she hugs his side,she turns his head towards her and kisses him. She finally pulls away,she glares at me.

"What is that?" The girl says,her voice is cold.

"Uhh..." I say. I look at Matthew,he smiles at me.

"The three of us, have the same class!"

"Oh! This is Janet..." He says. He starts walking and I follow the couple to class. My locker is right next to the classroom. I stop,putting my combination in, I grabbed my necessary things,close my locker and went inside. I walked inside,everybody froze, everyone was staring at me. I heard lots of whispers going on around me. I sat in the back,then the bell rang. A male teacher walked in,closing the door behind him.

"Good morning students" The teacher looked at me,he gave off a wide smile.

"Well,students,today we have a new student,come on up and tell is about yourself!" I sighed and stood up,I walked towards the front of the room. I looked towards the back of the room and looked at Matthew,I gave him a small smile. He smiled back,his girlfriend,Janet looked at him,then she looked at me with a disgusted look on her face, she glared. My smile immediately went away.

"Hey,I'm Candice Collins....I'm from Alabama...and I really like music,I write songs,I play guitar,and drums.... And this is actually my very first time in California...Oh! I also love art!"I said. The teacher patted my shoulder.

"By the way, I'm Mr.Finn.." I smiled at him and went back to my seat. I wrote down notes as he taught his lesson. Soon I was drawing little doodles on my notes.



It was time for me to go to PE. I got up,grabbing my things,I walked out into the hallway,walking towards my locker. I put in my combination and opened it. I got out gym shorts and shoes, I headed to the gym. Once I got there the coach gave me my PE t-shirt and I got changed in the locker room. I opened my PE locker and I put my normal clothes in. I walked out,walking towards Sam. She was surrounded by a bunch of other girls. I tapped her shoulder.

"Hey!" Sam said. The other girls around her looked at me,one or two of them chuckled,looking me up and down. I only noticed one of them,Janet.

"Sam,you're friends with this nerd?" She asked.


"One sec,girls..." Sam pulled me to the side.

"Listen,I actually have a shot with being popular because of them...."


"I just...can't be seen with you at'll ruin my chance!" Sam said the words with her hands,acting every word out,she flipped her hair. I sighed and nodded. She lightly pushed me,she gave me a hidden thumbs up. I stayed there,listening. I heard Sam's voice.

"Sorry girls,I've never seen that nerd before"

"Yeah did you see her outfit today..." They all laughed,Sam's laugh sounded I started walking. I turned around they were bulling a girl with dark brown hair and brown eyes,she looked like she didn't care,but at the same time she looked hurt and angry. After they left her,I approached her.

"Hey..." I said. The girl looked up at me. she put a hand on one of her hips.

"Yeah..." she said.

"I kinda saw what just happened...I know how you feel,at my old school...I was bullied,and to top it all off,before they started messing with you,my best friend left with them"

"Oh..sorry" she put her hand out "I'm Alice" I shook her hand.

"I'm Candice..."

"Yeah... I kinda noticed you in math today..." I pulled put my schedule out of the pocket of my shorts,I showed it to her.

"Hey! We have the exact same schedule! Wanna hang out after school!" I laughed and nodded.

"I can take you to my house... Wait don't you have to ask your mom?" She shook her head.

"Nah... It's just me and my older brother...I could stay the night!" I slowly nodded.


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