|Loser in Love: High School Edition
Author: nocturnaltibet PM
This is the prequel I have been working on. It's Danny and Riley before the show started. Follow them through high school and see how Danny comes to realize his feelings.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Danny W. & Riley P. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,158 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10-12-12 - Published: 08-28-12 - id: 8474876
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Alright, here it is the first chapter of the "Loser in Love" prequel. I thank my Diley advisor who at the time being will remain nameless, to keep the surprise.
Disclaimer: "Baby Daddy" is property of ABC Family and its affiliates.
Loser in Love: High School Edition
"Thanks for the ride, Mrs. Perrin."
I slam the door shut, wave bye to Riley, and walk into my house. Even though they live across the street, they still pulled into my drive way to see me safely inside. I know Mom and Dad appreciate that.
"Hi, sweetie," Mom says.
She leans in for a kiss. I go upstairs to my bedroom. I pass my brother, Ben's room. He is playing a videogame with a friend inside.
"How was your date?" Ben asks, as I peak my head in to say hello.
"Sorry to hear that."
"I mostly hung out with Riley."
"Why would you hang out with Fat Pants instead of some hot girl?"
I have no response to my brother's question. He's right. Why did I hang out with Riley instead of my date? My date ditched me. I actually had a lot of fun with Riley. We just walked around talking, but it was fun. I bought her a candy apple.
Suddenly, I feel very lightheaded. I lay down on my back sideways across my bed with my long legs hanging off the side. I stare at the ceiling remembering the way the setting sun made Riley look like she wore a halo and how her hair blew in the wind, and the dimpled smile that accompanied her laughter.
"Sweetie, are you alright?" Mom asks.
"Yeah, I'm good, Mom."
"How was your night?"
"It was great."
I take a deep breath and exhale.
"Well good night, sweetie."
"Good night, Mom."
I stay in the same position trying, and failing, not to think about Riley. I sigh. That dress she wore tonight was beautiful. I take in a lot of air and exhale slowly. I suddenly feel something stirring in my stomach and my arms are covered in goosebumps.
It's me again. This week is spring break, which means no school. Yay. I had the most amazing night. I was supposed to have a date, but that ended terribly. But then I got to hang out with this girl. And you know what, we had a lot of fun just walking around and talking. Strangely, I can't get her off my mind. I have this weird fluttering feeling coursing through my body, and my arms are covered in goosebumps, but this only seems to happen when I think of her or I'm around her. Does this mean I like her?
The inside scoop from Bonnie Wheeler:
Being a mother of two teenage boys is a full time job. I love my sons, but sometimes there are days when I really want to kill them. I just want to murder them in their beds, and blame it on my husband, but then there are days when I feel blessed to be their mother.
Danny, the oldest, is not as smart as my younger son, Ben, but Danny is very sweet. He is so easy to read. When Danny came home tonight he walked straight to his room without talking to me or my husband. That was a red flag. Danny always talks to me. A mother knows when something is wrong.
When I checked on Danny he was laying sideways on his bed, with his feet over the side, sighing and smiling. Then it hit me: this is about a girl.
I have never had to deal with the girl problem before with my boys. Ben is still at an age where he doesn't like girls, and Danny is just a freshman in high school. This must be his first love.
My advice to any parent is to be patient with your child. You may want to talk with them, but let them come to you. Ease them into a conversation about their feelings. Don't just launch a full on assault. Although with Danny, that actually might be the best approach.
Thank you for reading.
Hey guys, this is how the story is going to go. It's going to have Danny's POV, a diary entry reflecting Danny's feelings and then insight and advice from Bonnie. I hope you all enjoy.
Song associated with chapter: "Crazy Kinda Crush On You" Nick Jonas