The Bad Boy's Reputation

Two completely opposite people; Natalia Grey the school nerd, teacher's pet. She's a big sister and role model. She believes in love at first sight. She wants the fairytale love, the one where you find your prince and live happily ever after.

Jason Summers the school bad boy, player and football player. He does what he wants, when he wants. It's his way or no way. He's the type of guy who doesn't date, doesn't believe in love nor wants it.

Talia only sees one side of Jason and that's his bad boy side; the jerk. Jason only sees one side of Talia and that's her nerdy side; geeky glasses and pulled back hair.

What happens when these two completely opposite teens are forced to see each and talk to each other every single day? What happens when the two teenagers realize there's more to the story than meets the eye? Will their opinions change? Find out in The Bad Boy's Reputation.


70. Chapter Seventy

Big announcement at the end of this chapter guys! Please, be sure to read the authors note at the end of this chapter! It's important, and it involves your help! Just a little reminder, these chapters are now going in month order:) in this chapter, you're going to meet some new people, and those new people are played by any old, religious couple that pops into your head. This chapter, again, is to show how accepting Jason's family is of Talia, and how different she acts around his family rather her own.

Natalia's POV

November is the time of giving thanks, and thanking everyone for everything you have. Thanking your mother and father for putting a roof over your head. Thanking your siblings for loving you. Thanking your partners for loving you. Today is going to be a rough day, considering its Thanksgiving, meaning... Family time. And since Jason's family is bigger than mine, way, way, way bigger than mine, he is going to his Aunts house, and I'm going to my parents house.

"Okay, you have your pie, right?" I asked, pointing to Jason.

"I still don't get why I needed to bring a pie."

"Because it's respectful." He rolled his eyes.

"And if you have any problems?" He asked.

"I call you, and you come get me."

"Good, are you sure you want to go tonight?"

"Yeah. My whole family is gonna be there. Zac's mom and dad, my grandma, uncle Cile, Serena and the baby, Zac's sister and brother. So, it'll be okay, I guess."

"Alright, it'll take me about two hours to get there, so I should leave."

"Alright, tell your aunt I said hi, please. Oh, and tell her I said thank you for the flowers before."

"Will do." He kissed me quickly, before grabbing his keys.

"Be safe driving, please."

"I will, you be safe walking. We all know you've been quite clumsy."

"Go see your family." I laughed, pushing him away.

"I'm going, I'm going. I love you, see you later." He smiled, kissing me once more.

"Love you too, now go. I have to go too."

"Don't forget to lock the doors."

"Go." I laughed. The door closed lightly, and Jason's truck roared to life. I closed the blinds, before grabbing the house keys, my bag and a hair tie. I closed the lights off, before walking out the door, and locking it behind me.

Looking over at my parents house, a car I haven't seen in a while was parked in the driveway. I shook my head, knowing there's no way they could be here. They hate my mom, there's no way they would ever come to this house and sit through a dinner with my mom. Then again, I'm here.

I opened the front door, and took in the familiar vanilla scent. The casual flip flops, heels, sneakers and laundry laid across the stairs, just like it always was. I walked into the dining room, seeing my whole family. Brody and Jennifer, Uncle Cile, Serena and Leah, Grandma, Grandpa, Amelia and Daniel, all stood and sat on the couches. The men watched football, and the women sat around drinking their wine.

"Natalia, darling, it's been so long." A voice said from behind me. I turned around and my jaw dropped.

"Grandma McKinley?"

"Now, is that any way to greet your grandparents?"


"Hello, my sweet girl."

"Natalia, we must talk. Come with us." Grandma McKinley said, taking my hand in her frail one, and walking into the nursery downstairs.

"Grandma, what do we have to talk about?"

"Grandma, what are you doing here?"

"I can ask you the same thing." I furrowed my eyebrows in confusion. "I know you and your mother have some... Bad blood. I mean, I can understand why, but, darling, you are her child."

"Grandma, you don't understand, she's put me through so much."

"What could she have put you through, child?"

"Grandma, she made Macey and I stay with a family who lives next door. They didn't come home for months, because of Aunt Mace. And they left me alone with the baby, Grandma. She didn't show up for a dinner I set up for dad. She didn't come to the hospital after I got into my accident, and when she did show up, she hit me."

"She hit you?" Grandma asked, seeming taken back.

"Yes, lord, if I become a mother like her, just put me out of my mystery. I'll let my boyfriend take care of this child."

"Mother? What is going on here?" My grandpa asked.

"Mom didn't tell you?"

"She didn't tell us a thing."

"I'm five months into a pregnancy, grandma." Both their eyes widened, as they stepped away from me.

"My sweet, Natalia, my baby girl, please, tell us you are kidding around." My grandma said.

"I'm not, grandma."

"Cursed!" She yelled, grabbing my hand. I spun around, and saw her making the sign of the cross. That's the thing with Grandma and Grandpa McKinley. They are seriously religious, to the point where it's actually scary. You get the grandparents who go to church every Sunday, and pray at the dinner table. And then you get the grandparents who say you've come in contact with the devil, and will never return as children of God. And those are my grandparents.

"Taylor Elisabeth, what kind of Catholic show are you running around here!? Letting your child run around and have babies at the age of seventeen?! Letting her have sex before marriage?!"

"Eden, Natalia is her own person, she can make her own decisions." My mom replied.

"She is no longer a child of God! I knew I should have stopped my son from marrying you! You and your family. Your daughter has turned into a whore because of the way you've been raising her."

To: Jase

Can you come get me?

Read at 3:24

From: Jase

On my way. Be there in 30

"Your family... It's taken by the devil. I only pray that you will become children of God once again. But that baby... That baby will be cursed! She ate the apple that Jesus Christ told Adam and Eve not to eat. She has sided with the wicked. There is no hope for that child." Grandma said, before letting my hand go, making the sign of the cross again, and storming out the door.

"Okay, um, that was a little bit of a scene. Why don't we all sit down, and say grace?" My mom said, pressing her hands together.

"So, let's see, we have Zac's parents, your mom's parents, and my parents just stormed out. Nothing bad could've happened there." Uncle Cile whispered. I smiled slightly, before walking to the table.

"Lord, thank you for this crazy, yet wonderful day. Thank you for bringing us this food to us to eat. We thank you for settling our differences out and for bringing us together. We thank you for giving Natalia her wonderful gift of a baby boy. We thank you for giving us this life, food and happiness. Amen." My mom said.


"Natalia, aren't you going to eat?" Jennifer, Zac's sister asked.

"No, my boyfriend is coming to pick me up, actually. I don't... I don't feel comfortable here right now."

"Does he want a plate?" My mom asked, as if she's all innocent.

"No, we're going back to his aunts house in Hoboken." I replied. Twenty minutes later, after seven pieces of bread, four glasses of ice cold water, three trips to the bathroom and five cups of applesauce later, the doorbell finally rang. "I got it!" I exclaimed, getting up quickly.

"Hey, you okay?" Jason asked, taking in my appearance.

"Yeah, I'll explain in the car." I replied, walking into the house. I got my bag and coat off of the arm of the chair, and made my way into the kitchen.

"Well, Jason is here, so we're gonna get going."

"It was good seeing you all, and, um, I hope everything goes well, now that this house is blessed." I chuckled.

"Your house is blessed? What goes down on thanksgiving?" Jason asked, as we made our way to his truck.

"My grandma and grandma where there. And they're super religious. So, they have this whole thing about sex before marriage. I mean, if you do it before marriage, they aren't crazy about it. But if you end up pregnant, they go all ape shit."

"And let me guess, they found out?"

"They found out, and totally flipped out. They said I'm cursed, and the baby is cursed, and I have a chance to become a child of God again, but the baby will always be with the devil."


"Yeah, and then, they proceeded on, saying how I've become a whore."

"You aren't a whore."

"Don't take your eyes off the road!" He turned his gaze back to the road. "I know that, Jase. But she is just religious. Like, when she found out about my mom and her old habits back in high school, she took my dad to church and had him blessed. She's that bad."

He shook his head. "Damn." I nodded.

"Like, you would think my grandparents would be happy for me, that I'm actually happy now, but nope. They always have to be religious, and see me as a villain. They always have, ever since Macey was born. And once my dad died, they forgot about is totally. This was the first time I saw Grandma and Grandpa McKinley in... Two years, maybe three."


"Well, you just relax, alright? You're with me, and you're out of that house." He smiled, putting his hand on my thigh.

"Thank goodness."

"But I'm not happy that they called my son a child of the devil." My son. My son.

"Talia, welcome! Don't be shy, Jason, you introduce her." Sally smiled, taking my coat for me.

"Thank you." I smiled, putting my bag on the couch. My hands, unlike the way they were back at my parents, were no longer shaking.

"Alright, there's a lot of people, so, I'm going to break it down." Jason said, putting his hand on my lower back. I nodded and looked around at the family surrounded by the large table.

"That's great- Grandma Jo, the one you met at Ade's wedding."

"Next, is cousin Mary. She's my dad's niece. She's twenty seven."

"Next to Cousin Mary, is Uncle Steve. He's also, on my dads side, Mary's dad, and my dad's brother."

"Next to Uncle Steve is Ginger. Ginger is Aunt Sally's half sister. She's about thirty."

"Next to Ginger is my mom's full sister, Kallie."

"Next to her, there's Brandon and Joseph, Kallie's kids, my cousins, they're fourteen and eighteen."

"Next to them, you have Holly, Morgan and Gracie. You met them before."

"Then you have Aunt Rose and Uncle Jeremy. Family friends."

"Then, you have their kids, Nelson and Miranda, they're twins, both twenty six."

"Uncle Ben and Aunt Maura. Family friends."

"Their kids, Ben Jr. And Nancy, Ben Jr., is one and Nancy is fifteen."

"And you have Grandma and Grandpa Clark. And Grandma and Grandpa Jenkins. Uncle Mike's parents, and my grandparents."

"And then you have Aunt Sally, Uncle Mike, Adelaide, Harrison, Bria, Addison, Phoebe and Sapphire. Guys, this is my girlfriend, Talia." Everyone waved and smiled, as Sally set a chair up for me next to Jason.

"Did you not go to your parents house, honey?" Sally asked, as I made myself a plate.

"I did, but you know, my family is crazy, and everyone doesn't get along. My, um, my dad's parents were there, actually. And they pcaused a scene about me and the baby, so I wanted to leave, after the things I heard about my son."

"Well, you know you're always welcome here." Mike smiled.

"Thank you, I really appreciate that."

"You must be starving. Lucky for you, when Jason ran out of the house, everyone was just eating on the picky foods."

"Good, I don't want to interrupt any dinner."

"Oh, please. You're family, honey. And we drop everything for family."

"Do you not say grace here?" I whispered to Jason.


"I love it here." He smiled, and cut his turkey. Instead of cutting my turkey, I grabbed a piece with my fork and shoved it into my mouth.

"I'm so hungry, I feel like I could eat a horse." I groaned, as I grabbed another piece of bread.

"You're eating for two now, babe."

"Which gives me an excuse to eat as much as I can, what's your excuse?"

"Hey! I'm a big bad football player."

"That's right, Jason, how's the season going?" One of the uncles asked. There's too many people in this damn family. I honestly don't know how one can handle it. Or remember their names.

"The season is actually good. We have one more game until we go to states, and then if we win that, we go to championships."

"And, Talia, are you a cheerleader? Is that how you two met?" The same uncle asked.

"Jeremy, Talia is the teenager Alexandra took into her home while her parents were away." Sally intervened.

"Oh, that's right. My bad. I didn't put two and two together. Well, it's a pleasure to finally and officially meet you, Talia."

"You as well."

"Jeremy, Talia's mother was actually the lawyer who got Cile McKinley out of prison." Mike informed.

"Cile McKinley. Sick son of a bitch. You know, I read about him in the paper, what he did to that poor girl. I heard it was his niece. What a terrible act to do. He never should've been released. I'm still wondering how that poor girl is holding up." Jeremy said, shaking his head. I lowered my head, then picked it up. Time to confront the matter now, right? It's now or never.

"Cile doesn't go by McKinley anymore, actually. He goes by Grey. And, um, the girl is holding up pretty well, if I say so myself. Of course, Cile has a restraining order, saying he can't touch her, until she's a legal adult, and once she's eighteen, she can say whether or not she wants to keep that restraining order, or take it away." Jason's eyes were wide, as were everyone else's. The whole Clark family knows about Uncle Cile, and I guess they were surprised I addressed the issue myself, before letting Jason or someone else say something.

"I say, she keeps the restraining order against him. Once a child molester, always one. If he couldn't keep his hands off of her them, what makes him do it now?"

"Respect. Cile has a lot of respect for his niece now a days. In fact, when her father died, he was the first person to hold the family. Granted, he couldn't physically touch his niece, but he could help heal her emotionally."

"I've always wondered if she had moved on. I was in the court room with that family. The mother, she didn't shed one tear. Seemed like the father did most of the crying. Poor girl, she had to be questioned and everything. I wonder where the girl is now."

"She moved on, yeah. She always had dreams about it, sometimes she still does. But she has the support she needs now. Her mother is a selfish bitch who doesn't care about anyone other than herself. And her father, he died in a fire when the girl was fourteen. And she's sitting right in front of you."

"You're the girl?"

"In the flesh."

"I didn't know, I'm sorry."

"It's fine, honestly. It's not like I go around to everyone I meet and say, hey, you heard of my uncle, Cile McKinley? He was arrested for inappropriately touching his eight year old niece."

"So, do you know anything about football or police work?" One of the cousins asked.

"Do I? My boyfriend is the quarterback. I watch him play football. I watch football with him. And my dad worked as a fireman for the county."

"Jason, marry her." He said.

Jason laughed and shook his head. "One day, B, one day." Jason smiled, rubbing his hand over my thigh.


Okay! Big announcement! Two big announcements! Ready? Ready? Okay! Here is it!

1.) there will be a sequel! With the ending I have now, it leaves room open for a sequel, which, I don't know what the title will be, but I know it'll be about life in college for both Talia and Jason. And how they're coping without each other and who's watching the baby.

2.) I am going to leave this option up to you all, because I know I have some creative readers out there somewhere... If there is anyone, not just one person, but multiple, who are interested in making an edit, or some kind of trailer for this book, or a picture of some sort, do it! I've always been wanting to have an edit or trailer made for this book, but I'm not talented and creative like other people are so, I can't do it.

Okay, I lied, there's three maybe four big announcements.

3.) who do you think will be the god parents to the baby once he's born, and why do you think those people will be the god parents? And what do you think about Grandma and Grandpa McKinley?

4.) I only got one comment on what you think the baby's name is. Keep commenting! Think outside of the box. To give a little hint, other than the one last time: the first name starts with a T, and there are two middle names. THE FIRST NAME IS NOT A NAME THAT WAS MENTIONED THROUGHOUT THE BOOK! There's your hints! COMMENT THE NAMES YOU THINK AND COMMENT WHAT PRIZE YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE IF YOU GOT THE NAME RIGHT! Comment your thoughts, opinions:) love reading your comments!

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