Chapter 1

Julie hated fighting with her parents but they just didn't seem to get her anymore. Truth was, she was rebelling against them more and more each day. Her dad had kicked Tim out just as they were starting to become friends. She wanted Tim as a friend. He made her feel good about herself. Even after she told her parents the truth about that night, they didn't invite him back.

"Julie Taylor, get back here right now!" Eric demanded as Julie slammed the front door.

"She is absolutely out of control," Tami shook her head. "What are we going to do?"

"We're kicking her out. She's going to learn some tough love. She can't just talk to us that way," Eric slammed his fist on the table, alarming baby Gracie. She started crying.

"We're not those kind of parents, Eric!" Tami yelled.

"I don't know what else to do, Tami. What am I supposed to do? I can't lock her in her room?"

"We'll just sleep on it," Tami thought. "It's really late."

Julie was walking down the street crying. She loved her parents, she really did. They were just so hard on her all the time. She did everything they ever asked and more. Her thoughts were interrupted by the rumbles of a truck beside her. The window rolled down.

"Taylor?" A voice asked. She turned to see Tim Riggins driving beside her.

"Hey Tim," Julie casually responded.

"It's kind of late to be walking around out here alone. You need a ride?" Tim asked.

"No, I just needed some air," Julie sighed.

"Want some company?" Tim asked.

Julie shrugged. Tim pulled his truck over and caught up with Julie.

"Want to talk about it?" Tim asked.

"You know how my parents are… Especially my dad," Julie spoke.

"What happened this time?" Tim asked.

"Dad was lecturing me about my clothes being inappropriate lately. I'm just tired of it…"

"Yeah, I have to admit I noticed you were all legs at school yesterday," Tim smiled.

"It was just a skirt. It wasn't that bad…" Julie laughed.

"Your dad just freaks out because he hears the locker room talk. That's all."

"What locker room talk?" Julie asked curiously.

"The guys have noticed your growing up. That's all."

"Do I look like I'm growing up?" Julie asked.

"It doesn't matter what I think," Tim laughed nervously.

"It matters to me," Julie stopped to look at him seriously.

"Yeah, you're not a little girl anymore Julie... You know that. Now you should probably turn around and go him. Stop acting like such a brat. You have parents that love you and care about you. A lot of people don't have that," Tim was annoyed.

He turned around to walk back to his truck. Julie had struck a nerve. She watched him leave in awe.Her dad was still waiting up for her when she got home.

"Tim Riggins called to let me know he saw you, and that you were okay," Eric spoke up.

"Yeah, I ran into him… He called me a brat," Julie laughed. "I'm sorry dad. I'm just dealing with a lot. I'm trying to figure out who I am on my own."

"Your mom and I love you very much, Jules. But your attitude has to change."

"I'll work on it, Dad. I promise."

The next day Julie was standing at her locker with Lois, she couldn't find her calculus homework.

"Oh my gosh, He's coming over here…" Lois squealed.

"Who?" Julie asked slightly annoyed. She looked up to see Tim Riggins heading her way.

"Julie, can we talk?" Tim asked.

"Um, yeah, sure…" Julie agreed.

"I wanted to apologize about last night. I was out of line and I'm sorry…" Tim apologized.

"It's okay, really. I needed it, I think," Julie smiled at him.

"Alright, well I'll catch you later," Tim smiled before walking off to his class.

"What did Tim want?" Tyra asked walking over after seeing the two talking.

"To apologize about something he said last night," Julie smiled gazing off after him.

"You guys hung out last night? You have a crush on him, don't you?" Tyra pleaded to get more information.

"No I don't," Julie tried to convince not only Tyra but herself.

A couple weeks past and Julie was craving another run in with Tim. They hadn't spoke since he apologized but Julie really wanted to catch his attention.

"Earth to Julie," Tyra waved her hands in front of Julie's face. Julie was busy looking across the lunchroom for Tim. He wasn't in his usual spot with the other varsity football players.

"Yeah, Tyra?" Julie asked glancing back at her friend.

"He's not just gonna magically appear, ya know?" Tyra laughed.

"Who?" a deep voice asked behind the two girls.

"Hi, Tim!!" Tyra grinned. "How are you?"

"I'm great… Listen, I'm having a get together tonight… I was wondering if you two would like to come?" Tim smiled.

"I'll have to check my schedule," Julie smiled dreamily at him.

"Oh, you already have plans?" Tim asked a little disappointed.

"Nothing she can't change," Tyra grinned. "We'll be there."

"Okay, well, see you tonight," Tim winked at Julie before turning around to leave.

"Was I obvious?" Julie turned to Tyra panicking.

"No, not at all," Tyra lied to get her friend to calm down.


I will update again later tonight!