Hi! My name is Zoey Hayes. I am a seventeen-year-old who lives in New York. That's right!
I just moved last month here because I got accepted into the high school of my dreams: KENTLEWORTH!!! Of course, it's located in the big apple!
I settled into my apartment about a month ago. I've made lots of friends in the city and high school, and actually become quite popular! I'm also doing track meets and am faster than all the girls on my team.
...Not to brag, of course.
But there's just one problem about this school... there's this thing the boys have called a "slave auction". It's held every Monday on the week of Valentine's Day.
Each boy in the grade chooses a girl to do his bidding (that's right: WHATEVER he wants) for a whole week. A whole... flipping... WEEK. And usually it's things like homework or chores, but sometimes, at night, when the boys are rowdy, things get sexual.
My friend Natalie says there is absolutely NO way out of it. And if we stall or disagree with anything our guy, our "king", says, we will be beaten. Shoot...
Sure, I've got an eye for a boy or two at Kentleworth, but what if they don't choose me?! Urrrrrgh!!!
Natalie and I stand together in a line with the rest of the girls in our grade after school. We are all INCREDIBLY STRESSED OUT!!
We watch in horror as Natalie's boyfriend, Seth, chooses a rich, snobby popular named Livvy whom he's obviously been itching to bang.
A few boys wrestle to choose me, and I am quite surprised. Did this many guys like me?!
Finally one boy, victorious among his peers, whom I recognized as Jace Beckham, summoned me.
Jittery and anxious, I stepped forward.
Jace pointed his finger at my chest and looked me firmly in the eyes. Our positions were locked until he said,
Then he took me by the hand, shoved me in his car, and drove off to his house.
I was mortally terrified. Jace was the biggest jerk EVER!! I had a feeling he was going to rape me every day whenever the heck he wanted.
I groaned in the shotgun of the car in frustration as Jace massaged the back of my neck, though I had to admit it felt pretty darn good...