|Pull On Your Heart Strings
Author: finally-alive PM
"He's kind of cute, don't you think?" "Yeah, I guess, if you put a paper bag over his head and cut off his air supply" / Zach Goode stole hearts with the snap of his fingers, Cammie Morgan did not give in that easily. AU, OoC; :zammie:Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - Zach G. & Cammie M. - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,840 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 03-07-11 - Published: 02-14-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6743563
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
disclaimer: i do not own The Gallagher Girl series or Zachary Goode :( Ally Carter has all rights and is forever awesome, so disclaimed.
Pull On Your Heart Strings
Cammie Morgan felt a hand on her shoulder just as she got more engrossed in her book. Her first instict was to elbow -whoever the person was- in the gut or to grab the hand and flip the person over. But as a second blew by, she had no time to think because the hand was removed and suddenly Zach Goode, a fellow peer, was seated right in front of her.
"Hey Gallagher Girl," he said in a low, deep voice.
Cammie looked at him curiously. This was Zach Goode in the school's library. It had been only a month since the Blackthorne Institute for boys had been staying in the Gallagher Academy for young women spies. It's been only a month and already Zachary Goode was getting on every single one of Cammie's nerves.
"Goode," She finally responded.
Zach smiled, "So, I was wondering," He ran a hand through his dark hair, "do you maybe, possibly have the notes for Mr. Solomon's test?"
Cammie opened her mouth to say something, but she had no idea what to say.
Zach smirked and lifted her chin with his index finger, closing her mouth."Careful, bugs will start to nest."
Cammie rolled her eyes. "Ha Ha." She put her book down, folding the paper to mark her page.
Zach just watched her intently, his dark green eyes on her.
Cammie pulled out her spiral notebook and handed it over to him, "Here." She zipped up her backpack, straightened her uniform's plaid skirt, and swung her bag over her shoulder.
Zach stood up as she turned to walk away, "Wait, let's talk for a bit."
She wasn't naturally mean, she wasn't naturally rude. But around Zach Goode, there was an exception. He was your typical Blackthorne Boy; excellent spy, crazy good looking (not that she'd admit it out loud), and super smart. But the only thing that made Zach stand out? He was probably the number one spy, probably the best looking (according to a survey that was done by one of Cammie's best friends, Macey McHenry), the smartest, and of course, that ever growing Zach trademark; his smirk.
Zach smirked, always, all the time. Especially when he was around Cammie and she just didn't know why, which was one of the reasons why Zach frustrated her.
"Okay, what?" She asked meeting his gorgeous eyes.
Zach smiled gently and then it transformed into a big smirk.
Cammie bit her lip so she wouldn't go insane and strangle his neck.
"So, Gallagher Girl, want to do something tonight?" He asked.
Cammie looked all over his face, to see if he was serious. His face stayed neutral and confident. He looked so... eager, so... hopeful. But Cammie quickly shook those thoughts away and rolled her eyes, "Zach, I swear, this is like... the nine billionth time you asked me out? Honestly, don't you ever, ever get tired?" Cammie let out a fake sigh of exhaustion. "Aren't you ever going to get tired?"
After a moment waiting for Zach's response, he let out a chuckle and then a smirk, "someone's getting a little cocky, eh?" He raised a thick eyebrow, "I was just wondering if I could stop by your room to borrow more of your notes. I'm not asking you out." He looked at her as if she was insane.
Cammie looked at him, dumbfounded, suddenly feeling embarrassed she ever brought it up.
"Oh... yeah, well..." Her face quickly began burning up.
Zach's smirk grew even wider with amusement.
Cammie coughed nervously and pushed a strand of really light brown hair behind her ear. "Well..." Her throat quickly constricted.
Zach studied every aspect of her face with a victorious smile. "Now Gallagher Girl, come on, you're cute and all, but..." he studied her more carefully, "you're not really... my type."
Cammie's mouth dropped.
Did Zach just call her cute?
Not his type?
Cammie huffed and furrowed her eyebrows, "Well, you're not necessarily my type either."
Zach's eyes widened a little, maybe in surprise, but he easily collected himself and said, "Is that so?" He asked, almost tauntingly. He smiled at her, a devious one. "Well, we'll have to change that, won't we?"
"Zach Goode sooo loves you!" Macey McHenry gushed with pure joy. She clasped her hands together with a huge smile on her face. Bex Baxter, chuckled and threw a piece of popcorn into her mouth.
Liz Sutton, who was sitting crossed leg on the floor, chuckled lightly.
Cammie groaned as she placed a pillow over her head, wanting to drown out the voices of her best friends.
Macey nodded enthusiastically, "Seriously, why else would he always be bothering you? Borrowing your notes? And even flirting with you!" Macey squealed like a fan girl. Bex laughed along with her, "I gotta agree with that."
Cammie tossed the pillow off her head and looked at the girls, "ew, he's so... so.. arrogant, so... conceited, so... so..." she couldn't really find the right word to describe Zach.
"Hot?" Macey offered.
Liz let out a small laugh, "Yeah Cam, he does like you. Even if he says you're not his type," Liz made air quotations as she spoke the last statement.
Cammie shook her head, "NO! He's... oh gosh, I can't find the words for this." She sighed with exasperation.
Bex just rolled her eyes, "Right, now come on, it's dinner and I am starving." She stood up and rubbed her flat stomach for emphasis.
Cammie looked at her then laughed, "You just had half a bowl of popcorn, which by the way, you did not share with me."
Bex just shrugged and walked out of their dorm room. Liz quickly got up, carrying her text books to her desk. Macey gracefully rolled out of bed and linked her arm through Cammie's, "Seriously Cam, you need to start noticing Zach."
Cammie snorted with laughter as they exited their room. Cammie pulled the door closed behind her then said, "Please, I notice him. Him and his huge ego. It's kind of hard to miss"
"And his cute butt?" Macey smiled and poked Cammie's side. But Macey continued, "It's just i'm curious, are you not dating because you're not over Josh?"
Cammie pretended she didn't hear Macey's comment.
The girls quickly entered Gallagher's Grand Hall, a few minutes before the eating began. The four girls took their seats at the sophomore class table right next to the Blackthorne Boys. Cammie couldn't help but glance over and noticed a familiar pair of eyes on her. Zach's.
After dinner began and some people were done eating, Zach, himself, came over with one of his best bud's, Grant. He was kind of a ladies' man himself, with his loveable personality, amazing muscles, and great sense of humor. Cammie would totally go for a guy like Grant. But since the first week the boys invaded their school, it was pretty obvious Grant had a thing for Bex and maybe, possibly... vice versa?
"Baxter," he nodded over to Bex.
Bex looked up from her plate of mashed potatoes, "guy whose last name I don't know." She smiled playfully as he sat down next to her.
Macey and Liz both exchanged similar glances.
Cammie stood up, ready to leave and not wanting to tolerate Zach for the rest of the night. Because half the things Zach said usually got her annoyed, irritated, or urged her to want to kill him.
Cammie turned, her foot stumbling over the table's leg, sending her falling forward and into... Zach's strong arms, "falling for me already, Gallagher Girl?" He said with a small smile. His eyes boring into hers. And of course, with half of the other things he said usually got Cammie weak in the knees.
But she was a trained spy and a teenage girl, and she'd never admit that Zach actually made her feel like that out loud.
a/n: what do you think? this story is a bit AU and the characters are a bit OoC, hopefully it wasn't that terrible :/