It was just after midnight. Most of the town was asleep by now and the streets were empty, nothing but the street lamps on. One street was fairly dark though, which worked well for the figure that kept looking around him, to make sure the coast was clear. He walked by small boutiques and diners until he got to his destination- A car dealership shop.

The figure wore a black ski mask, and a grey hoody. He looked around as he had one hand behind his back and when he pulled it out, he held a crow bar.

What you thought was just one thief, turned into three thieves when they met outside the car dealership. "Lets do this, Bam Bam." joked one of the robbers who had piercing grey eyes through his ski mask.

'Bam Bam' then smashed the crowbar into one of the windows. It smashed to pieces. An alarm went off.

"GO! GO!" yelled the other robber.

The one with the grey hoody (Bam Bam) ran inside and to what looked like a small cabinet. It was locked up so he smacked it with his crowbar again and opened it up, revealing a bunch of keys, for the cars parked around the shop.

"Give me the bentley!" the other robber behind him said, putting his hands out as 'Bam Bam' looked for the bentley keys and threw the keys to him. The other figure put his hand out- this was the robber with the bright grey eyes.

"Pass me the-" There was no more time to find keys as cop sirens were heard already and the robber with the grey eyes cursed and just broke into the car he was at, hot wiring it.

The grey hooded robber smirked as he found the car he wanted though, the newest 2017 Mazda.

"Lets go man!" shouted the robber with the bright grey eyes again, already in his car and the other thief suddenly slammed on his gas pedal and drove his car right out of the front window.

The grey hooded theif ran to the Mazda and the other robber in his car nodded, starting his vehicle up and did the same thing the first robber did- escape out the front broken window. Their cars shrieked as they turned quickly down the first corner and turned down a few more to lose the cops.

In the Mazda, while driving, Sean took off his ski mask, catching his breath. Jay, the bright eyed robber in the orange Honda civic, was just cheering happily.

"Wooo!"

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Manny groaned, aiming her remote at the tv to shut it off and turned on her bed to face Emma. "God the news won't shut up about that robbery, I mean it's been two weeks! Catch the guys already or move on.."

Emma giggled madly, painting her toe nails on her bed as she glanced at her best friend who also lived with her. Long story short, Manny's father was basically an abusive asshole. Manny's been living with them for a year now.

"I don't think the owner of Carlos Dealership would agree with you." Emma teased, "Snake said those cars were worth major money. One was even already sold."

Snake was Emmas step dad, who they loved dearly! But sadly, Emma's family had their flaws too. Recently,her mom had left... and Emma wasn't so sure if she was coming back. It's been 4 months.

"Sucks to be him." Manny admitted, then switched the subject, getting bored."SO! I heard Peter asked you to prom."

The two were seniors, and Peter use to be the 'coolest' guy in school. They were graduating in a month, and Emma couldn't wait to get out of there.

"You're going with him right?" Manny questions, eyeing Emma's slightly undecided look. "You are dating the guy."

"For a year now, I know." Emma mocked, "You don't need to remind me."

"You never told me," smirked Manny, hugging her pillow now. That's what she did when she was ready to gossip. "Is he good? You know.. in bed?"

Emma sighed heavily, ofcourse this is what Manny wanted to talk about. "He's..Fine."

"Just, fine?" repeated Manny, sitting up, "Uh oh, that's not good."

"Girls! School!" called Snake from upstairs and they got up. "Can we talk about this later?" Emma asked, flustered now and grabbed her school bag. She wore jean shorts and a yellow tank top with white sneakers. Her hair was long and blonde and slightly curled. She was a man's wet dream. Manny was more of a wild girl, wearing a crop top and jeans with holes in the knees and high heels. She had a belly botton piercing too.

"Manny." Snake said sternly, opening the car door for the girls outside, "Are you sure that's allowed with the school's dress code?"

The girls bursted into giggles, climbing into the car. When they got to Degrassi high, Manny was just a locker away from Emma's and opened her own, leaning on it.

"So it's later. Now talk to me, is Peter bad in bed or what?"

Emma scowled at her, then blushed at the people passing by but after she noticed they weren't listening, she admitted sadly. "He's just so boring." She reached for her books.

"Ok I knew that." joked Manny, "But do you mean he's also boring in bed?" she wrinkled her nose, "Cause that sucks, especially when he was your first. You can't even compare him to anyone else and you still know he's a lousy lay."

They heard a snicker to the left of Emma, who whipped her head around, mortified. Sean Cameron stood there, but his eyes set forward, scanning his locker and shuffling around. Emma barely talked to him, nobody did. He was 'scary'. A known trouble maker. How cliche would it be to say bad boy? He was more than that though, Emma could tell. He practically had 'Danger' written on his forehead. Oh but he was hot. Like, gorgeously handsome hot.

Sean glanced over to catch Emma's eye, and she decided to pretend he didn't hear any part of that conversation. "So is Sean Cameron actually gracing us with his presence today?"

Manny smirked, impressed. Emma never talked to Sean directly. Most girls were too afraid. But Emma just did it with such ease and Sean Cameron was actually smirking right back at her. Manny always teased Emma that he'd stare when she walked by but Emma never believed her.

Sean shrugged his shoulder. Did I mention he was ripped head to toe? The guy must work out 24/7. He also had wavy dark blonde hair, with the cutest dimples and a handsome smile- when he did decide to smile. Which wasn't a lot. He was a year older than them, but had failed a few courses so was stuck with them! He barely came to school but when he did, he turned heads.

Emma noticed his friend, Jay Hogart, come up and stand in between them and probably didn't notice Sean was talking to her.

"Bam Bam. Tony wants us at his garage in 5, or else." Emma heard Jay say. He was a different type of 'bad boy' . Not the silent type- more of a smart ass and player. Everyone had an encounter with him at least one, he liked to start trouble. But Sean? He kept to himself mostly. That's what Emma liked so much about him. He was mysterious and also somewhat respectful.

Jay must of took the hint and looked over his shoulder, noticing Emma and Sean had been staring at her over Jay's shoulder the whole time he was talking.

"Oh, were we in a conversation?" Jay asked with a smirk, crossing his arms.

Emma gave Jay an annoyed look, grabbing another book from her locker and Sean spoke up, playfully noting to Jay, "we were talking about Peter Stone being a lousy lay."

Jay lifted his eyebrows, pretty amused but not shocked by that. Emma's mouth fell and Manny laughed beside her, shutting her locker and coming closer. Emma on the other hand, went crimson red.

Sean's smirk turned into a crooked grin, his eyes twinkling a little in delight that he had made Emma Nelson blush. He never really knew if she saw that he exsisted.. they were from separate worlds. But he had noticed her, always.

"Sean." said another voice, and a red head came over. EllieNash. These two seemed to be on and off and as Emma noticed her hand go on his arm, over his grey hoody sweater, Emma guessed they were back on and her shoulders fell a bit.

Sean ripped his eyes off of Emma and looked down to Ellie and muttered, "What do you want?" his eyes could barely look at her as he slammed his locker shut.

Manny and Emma shared a look, and they tried to look busy as Emma ruffled through her locker and Manny pulled out her cellphone as the school bell rang.

"I know Craig told you about us" Ellie said in a whisper, and stepped closer to him, giving him a desperate look to forgive her or something. "I was drunk and once again you left me with one of your crook friends, to go run some errand. He gave me more attention in one night then you have in months! I forgave you once for sleeping with Amy behind my back before-"

"We weren't dating or serious back then Ellie." he sneered back, stepping closer to her and he looked pretty angry, and showed how much he didn't want to talk about this here but would if she really wanted to. "You're the one who kept begging to make it 'official'."

He knew he should of never agreed to it, she just kept smothering him about a relationship. Jay chuckled, leaning on Sean's locker who looked over and shot him a look and so did Ellie. Jay rolled eyes.

Ellie scoffed and looked back at Sean. "Yeah. I did. I didn't want to be just another girl you were screwing around with. I'm not some slut."

"Could of fooled me." Sean shot back and went to turn, to whirl back around to her."Go get your shit out of my apartment." with that, him and Jay stalked off, leaving the redhead standing there with shock and hurt crossing over her face.

Emma and Manny tried to remain quiet, Emma's locker shutting as silently as it could but they noticed Ellie turn and glare at them. Ok, they weren't quiet enough. The girl stormed off and Manny turned to Emma, and began to walk to class.

"Wow, somebody cheating on a guy like Sean?" She didn't understand it. He was panty- dropping material. "I bet a guy like Sean knows what to do in bed. Maybe even in other places.."

Emma laughed, "Manny, do you think about anything else?" they sat down in their seats in class, next to another and Manny pretended to think about it.

"No." she said and giggled and then smacked Emma's shoulder, "You've never thought about it? Or atleast agree?"

Emma went a little pink. She decided to change the subject, "Jay Hogart was staring at you again."

Manny rolled her eyes but smiled with a tad bit of a blush too as she noted half heartedly, "He's a scumbag."

Emma gave her a look and laughed. Emma insisted deep down, Manny did want Jay as badly as he wanted her and Manny fooled around a lot with other guys, yet not Jay, even though she liked him and in a weird twisted way, thats Manny actually saying she REALLY liked him. Jay has asked her out in the past before, but she turned him down a lot, but this year she had noticed how mature he's gotten.

"Hey baby!" greeted Peter, sitting on the other side of Emma. Emma smiled tightly and then shared a look with Manny. The teacher then stood up, "Alright class, open your books to page 87."

Also, if you hadn't noticed earlier.. Sean had been wearing the same grey hoody that robber was wearing. And the bright grey eyes of the other robber that night, really matched the pair of eyes on Jay Hogart.

Are you putting the pieces together? They were the car thieves.

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After school,Manny and Emma met up again, and decided to go over to the little cafe nearby. It was either always crowded or empty. This time is was crowded, all with seniors from school. The cafe had coffee tables to sit at, and played loud rock and roll music, and on the second floor, you could play pool. It was a cool hangout, called the BRICK. People could even smoke cigerettes on the second floor cause there was large windows and a patio.

"I'm starving." Manny told Emma, getting into line.

Emma looked around but then noticed the devil himself up on the second floor. He was playing pool with his friends.

Sean.

"Oh la laaa" Manny sang into Emma's ear, catching her staring. She felt some tension between these two..could be the classic bad boy/good girl, but there seemed to be another twist about it.

"Who's he with?" Emma asked, looking at the other guys Sean was with. They were all older looking, covered in tattoos, one covered in piercings and most of them were chain-smoking. Emma noticed Sean really focusing on the game of pool while the others spoke to another like they were in a serious conversation and he was in his own world. She softened, tilting her head and smiled a little when he shot the ball into the net he wanted.

Something told Emma that Sean nearly always got what he wanted.

"You fixen!" Manny knew it, slapping Emma's arm who went pitch red, being caught. Manny laughed again and turned, getting their order at the counter. Before Emma could turn around as well, Sean had leaned off the table and caught her eye. He too smirked and stared curiously back at her until Manny grabbed Emma's hand and pulled her along. Sean tilted his head, watching them leave until out of sight and chuckled to himself, shaking his head.

That Emma Nelson was somethin'. The girl could pass as a Victoria secrets model. The legs, the long blonde hair, the soft skin, flawless smile. He cursed under his breath, picking up his pool stick again to just focus on the game. He couldn't lose his focus.