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.


29. Chapter Twenty Nine

Natalia's POV

"Is that bacon I smell?" I asked, walking into the kitchen. Jason smiled and put two strips of bacon on a plate, along with eggs.

"Since we were both up early this morning, I decided to make some breakfast." He replied, sliding the plate to me. I smiled widely and looked at the plate.

"Bacon, eggs, toast... Jason Robert, what do you want?" I asked, looking up at him.

"see how it is. The player of a boyfriend can't make his own girlfriend a nice breakfast, without being scolded. I'll keep that in mind for the next time I do something nice." He said, cracking another egg into the bowl for himself.

"No, I love it. I love how you're not mourning anymore, and actually up and happy." I smiled, taking a bite of the toast.

"Well, that's with your help, of course." He replied, turning his back for a second. I smiled, and ate some eggs, before looking back at him.

"What?" I asked, as I saw him looking at me.

"Nothing." He replied with a small smile.

"No, what is it? Is there something on my face?"

"Nope. You're just beautiful." He replied. I looked away and blushed.

"Well, eat up baby, we got a big day."

"We do?"

"We got school, and exams are today." I dropped the fork on my plate.

"I forgot about exams! Jason, I'm going to fail!"

"No you won't. You're so smart, you'll pass those exams easily."

"But still."

"But nothing. You're smart and know a lot of stuff. And I mean... a lot of stuff. Whether it's school work, or... other things."

"Shut up, don't let my family hear you say that. I'll be banned from seeing you."

"I'll scream it to the world if you want." I shook my head and finished the eggs on my plate.

"Do you seriously save the bacon for last?" He asked, looking at my plate.

"Yes, do you have a problem with that, Summers?" I asked, looking over at him.

"I do, actually. You see, no girlfriend of mine will ever save the bacon for last. At least not the girlfriend who gave me a seriously good b-"


"You didn't even know what I was going to say." He laughed.

"I didn't need to, because I remember what happened last night."

"I was being honest though, it was really good!"

"Again, don't have to announce it to the whole city."

"This is New York, baby. You see everything here."

Jason turned the music up in the car, and starting drumming along to the beat. I looked over at him, then out the window. Jason and I haven't been dating for a while, but we've been around each other long enough to know each other really well. Our families like us together, and we like us together, at least I hope so. We already took the next step in our relationship, which is something I never thought would actually happen, but it did. And now... it's time for the real deal.

I turned the music down all the way, and looked at Jason, who was confused. "What's wrong?" He asked, stopping at the red light by school.

"I've been meaning to ask you this for a while."


"I was thinking about going to my dad's grave today... and I was wondering if you wanted to go... with me."

"Go to your dad's grave?"

"Yeah. You don't have to if you don't want to. It's not the end of the world. I just... I feel like he would've lived you. And we took the next step in our relationship, and I was just-"

"I would love to." He cut me off.

"Hey, I was thinking about trying to make things right with Amber."

"T, that's great." He replied, pulling into his parking spot.

"I learned that life could end so quickly and I don't want to end on bad terms, you know?"

"I understand, fully." He replied, getting out of the car, as did I. He reached for my bag, but I beat him to it.

"I got it today."

"You know... I think I like you better with your glasses on." Jason informed, as we walked into school.

"Really? I would've thought you would like me better without."

"No, I like them on you. It makes me look so much smarter. Since, you know, being with you and all, since you're smart... I'm not heading in the right direction, so I'm just going to stop talking."

"Good choice."

"Talia!" Poppy yelled, running to us.

"Hey, what's up?" I asked, holding her forearms, so she could actually stand up

"Jackson is about to fight someone."


"I don't know. Some guy was hitting on me and he just lashed out. Now they're pushing each other." She replied, as screams went off down the hallway.

Jason and I ran down the hallway, alongside Poppy, who was trailing ahead of us, showing where the fight was. "Jackson has a strong punch." Jason informed, as we neared the crowd.


"Oh my god." I whispered, as I saw who was fighting.

"Is that... Cameron?" I nodded and ran into the crowd. "Talia!" Jason yelled, running after me. I stood in the front of the crowd, and watched the two boys fight it out on the floor in front of me.

"Do not go in there, Talia." Jason said, coming up next to me. I shook my head and walked into the fight. "God dammit, Talia."

Jason picked Jackson up off the ground, and held him, while I helped Cameron up. "Stay behind me."

"Hell no, he's crazy, Talia."

"Trust me. Jase, let him free."

"I agree with Cameron on this one."

"I know if Jackson hurts me, you'll both be on him, just let him go." Jason sighed, but unleashed Jackson.

"Jackson, you want to hurt Cameron, you hurt me first. And you know how that will go over." I said, as Jackson neared me slowly. Jason trailed behind him, far enough where he has space, but close enough where he could catch him.

"Stay away from Poppy, you hear me!" Jackson yelled to Cameron, before stalking away, with Poppy following close behind him. She looked behind her shoulder and mouthed, 'Thank You'. I nodded to her, and turned to face Cameron.

"What the hell is wrong with you! You're dad works in the building, he can't keep saving your ass every time you do this."

"I know, but I got back at him for doing everything he did to you."

"Cameron, I don't need you to protect me anymore. I'm a big girl now, and I have a boyfriend to protect me. And he does it pretty damn well. I'm sorry, but I don't need your protection anymore." I replied, before walking away, leaving Jason and Cameron standing alone.

"Talia!" A voice yelled from behind me.

"That was amazing how you broke up the fight. I didn't know you would do that." Amber said.

"Yeah, well, Jason changed me."

"I see that. And I see he changed you for the better." I looked at her. "I'm so sorry for telling Jason. The words wouldn't stop coming out of my mouth, and before I knew it, they were all out. I didn't realize what I was saying, until you left. Jackson practically told me off and everything. Talia, I am so sorry."

"Amber, these past months, I realized to live my life to the fullest, because... you never know when it may end. With that being said... I accept your apology."

"I missed you so much."

"There's something I've been meaning to tell you." She nodded. "Well... for starters, Jason and I, um, took the next step in our relationship."

"No way. You... you gave him your V-Card?" I bit my lip and blushed. "Before me!? Natalia!" I laughed and nodded.

"It was the night of his cousin's wedding. And it was... it was great."

"What was it like? Did it hurt?"

"A little, but he was great with me. I mean, he was slow, and gentle. He didn't rush at all. It was just... amazing."

"What's the other thing?"

"You know how I told you mom's car was in the shop?" She nodded slowly. "Well... that's not the case."

"Then what was it?"

"My Aunt Mace was sick, back in Cali. And Uncle Cile, mom and Zac went there for a few days, well, it started for a few days, but turned into a few months.

"And mom made Mace and I stay with Jason and his mom for three months. Which is why we started dating, and it's why he was driving me to school, taking me home, driving me around."

"So... you gave your virginity to the guy you live with? What a savage." She laughed. I nodded.

"I missed you." She smiled.

"I missed you too. Jason.. he tried to get us back together, you know."

"Really? I didn't think he liked me."

"He likes you, honestly. He didn't like to see me so sad, so he tried to get me to talk to you sooner than now, but I told him no."

"Oh." I nodded.

"Well... you're not the only one with news." She smiled. I looked at her. "Tammi is getting married."

"No way! To who? Greg?" She nodded frantically and jumped up and down.

"And guess who's the maid of honor?"

"You!?" She nodded. "That's great, Am." I smiled, hugging her.

"I'm just so happy she finally found someone who she can actually love, you know? She went through so much with Vincent in the past. I'm just relieved she finally got over him, and loved someone else."

Tammi is Amber's older half sister. A few years ago, Tam dated some guy named Vincent, Vinnie for short. And he wasn't that nice of a guy. When Amber was fourteen, Tammi was nineteen, and Vinnie was twenty. He was quite the player, may I add. Tam didn't know he was seeing other girls behind her back, and when he started to actually hit on Amber, she told her sister. She didn't believe her though, and that ended up in a sister brawl.

Tammi ended up moving out, and into Vinnie's small apartment over in Queens, and sometimes... the places in Queens aren't that good. Tammi didn't know Vinnie was associated in drugs, but when she found the brown bag filled with Cocaine, she found out. Found out the hard way too.

She put up with it for about a year, but when he started to bring home more and more bags filled, and started actually doing drugs, she left him. She said she didn't want to be associated with the druggy, and I don't blame her. If my boyfriend did drugs, I would leave him too.

It wasn't until she left him, she came to realize everything Amber told her about him hitting on her, was true. I remember I caught him with one of the girls who used to live in the apartment building my cousin has in Manhattan, and I always wondered why he was there, until I saw him with his tongue down her throat, and that's how I knew he was a terrible person.

A few years ago, maybe three, when she started dating her new guy, Vinnie was caught with a car filled with different kinds of drugs. He was taken to the police station, where they processed the drugs, which was over five million dollars worth. He was arrested on the spot for smuggling, selling, and driving while intoxicated.

Her new guy, Greg, is the same age as her, in fact, they met in Bryant Park. The way Tammi described him was... I believe, unbelievably handsome. And now... three, almost four years into their relationship, they're finally getting married.

No one thought Tammi would get over Vinnie, because she was so in love with him. She would defend him left to right, and have his back every second. But once her and Greg became friends, I knew she would get over him, because Greg is actually a nice guy, who cares for people.

Jason's POV

Talia slid herself over to the lunch table and dropped her bag.

"Someone had a lovely day."

"I totally flunked the exams."

"No way, you're way too smart."

She shook her head. "Obviously not. I didn't even finish them. I don't know what's going on with me." She said, putting her head on my shoulder.

"Nothing is going on with you. You're still so smart. Don't let some stupid exam make you think any differently."

"I'm so tired."

"Well, yeah, we didn't sleep at all last night." She giggled.

"I know. I remember."

"Are you hungry?" I asked, turning my head to see hers.

"No, I'm still full from that lovely breakfast you made this morning." I nodded and rubbed her back gently.

"Someone's tired." Nick laughed. Nick and I still aren't on good terms from what happened at mom's funeral. He hasn't said anything about it, so why should I forgive him? He didn't even apologize for it.

Talia's head dipped into my shoulder and I looked at her. "Guys, she's asleep."

"Let her sleep." Amber replied, sitting next to Poppy.

"Oh, you're new." Amber laughed, looking at the three girls.

"Yeah." Abi laughed.

"Well, I'm Amber Lee York."

"Well, I'm Abi, and this is my sister Joely."

"And I'm Poppy."

"Nice to meet all of you."

"Babe." I whispered, moving Talia a little. She groaned and buried her head deeper into my shoulder. "Babe, wake up." I whispered again. This time, she lifted her head, and laid down on the bench, with her head on my lap. I sighed and shook my head.

"She won't wake up until the rest of the day. You'll have better luck taking her home." I nodded and packed my things, then Talia's things.

I moved her head off my lap, and threw her bag over my shoulder, threw mine over the other shoulder and lifted Talia up. "She's so light."

Amber smiled and looked at everyone else at the table. "I'll call you later, Amber. There's things we have to... discuss." Amber nodded and smiled at me.

Amber and I are planning a birthday party for Talia for when she turns seventeen. Since her mom never gave her a sweet sixteen, I decided to throw her a sweet seventeen. Amber, the angel she is, is helping me out. She's been helping me out since Talia and her uncle had that falling out, where she told him how many things her mom missed. And since then, Amber and I have been texting back and forth almost every night planning the party.

Natalia's POV

Jason sat next to me as I drove to the cemetery to see my dad's grave. Jason woke me up about an hour ago, and informed me of the plans we had today. Thankfully he remembered, because if not, we wouldn't have gone to the cemetery at all.

Jason doesn't understand what this means to me, that he's coming with me. To me, it's a sign of trust. I told him about my dad, which no one really knows, except my closest friends, and Jackson. No one has ever been to my father's grave, not even Amber. Jason is the first one who I am bringing, and it means the world to me.

"So, when we get there, I just have to exchange the flowers that are on the grave."

"No problem." He looked around. "I've never been on this part of town before."

"This is where my dad grew up. The richest part of New York."

"I didn't know your dad lived here."

"Born and raised. My grandma is loaded with money, but he didn't want everything handed down to him. So, he moved out to Brooklyn when he was eighteen, and then met my mom."

I parked the car at the spot where my father is buried, and got out of the car. Jason opened the back door, and took the flowers out for me. "Thanks." I smiled, taking the flowers. He smiled back, and watched as I put the flowers down.

"Is this him?" He asked, referring to the picture on the side of the name.

"Yeah." I nodded, smiling at the picture.

"You look like him."


Loving father, husband, brother, and former fireman

Station 6, truck 4

You will be greatly missed by Natalia Macey and Taylor


"Yeah... my grandma's name is hyphened."

"So does that mean your Natalia Lynn Grey-McKinley?"

"In the flesh."

"But you don't go by McKinley?"

"Not usually. It's on mine and Macey's birth certificates, but it's not usually used."

"Why didn't you take your mom's last name and hyphenate it?"

"My mom's last name isn't the best."

"What is it?"


"Yeah, I would've stuck with McKinley."

I saw him look closer at the photo, then at me. "What?"

"The ring he has on." I nodded and pulled the necklace out of my shirt.

"When he died, my uncle gave me his ring so I know he's always with me. I wear it every day." I replied.

"You have his eyes." I nodded and looked at the picture.

"My dad and I were best friends. We did everything together. Shopping, work, school, playdates with Macey. Everything." I smiled.

"It must've been hard when he died."

"It was. My family was broken. My grandma was devastated, and my mom was in a terrible state of drinking and not eating, which resulted into my taking care of Macey. As for me, I had to keep everything together for Macey's sake. She was only two, but she was smart. So, after I would tuck her in at night, I would go shut off my mom's television, then go into my room. I would close the door, and just cry myself to sleep. It wasn't easy then. My dad kept us all sane.

"But I know he's in a better place, and he's watching over me." I smiled, looking up to the sky. "I know he's smiling down on me... seeing everything I've been doing. I know he likes the life I live now, and I know he wants me to do more than sit and watch everything.

"I used to think... he could see me out of the soccer field when I used to play." I laughed, wiping my tears away. "What killed me the most about him being gone... Macey thinks he's on a vacation and... every night she leaves her lamp on... thinking and hoping he'll come home. She'll leave the book he always read to her, out on her nightstand, and wait. But he's never coming back." I put my head in my hands.

Jason held me in his arms, as I cried. I heard his take a few deep breaths, before pulling away from me. "One day she'll understand, and she'll..." He looked away from me and closed his eyes.

"I want him to come back."

"I know you do."

"She leaves her lamp on, Jason. She wants him to come home. What am I going to say when she gets bigger, and she asks where her father is? Where my dad is? My mom... used to let her sleep in his shirt, so she can recognize the smell of him.

"She made his favorite dinner one night, and Macey got so excited, thinking he was coming home, that she..." I stopped, and looked at the pavement. "That she... um... sat at the windowsill, watching every car that passed the house, waiting for one to pull into the driveway."

"I love you, you know that?" Jason asked. I nodded and held him tightly. "Don't let go of me."

"I would never." He replied holding me tighter.

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