by KT the Shimmer Skank
Rated T to cover all the bases of what might be included throughout this project. Content will vary. I'll give warnings for each individual chapter. I still don't own Degrassi, for the record.
Notes: This is a collection of one-shots using a variety of genres and a variety of un-canon pairings. Some are more off-the-wall than others, some are more serious than others, all of them are about testing my creativity. Suggestions for pairings are more than welcome, and many of my reviewer suggestions have inspired me, though keep in mind I am less familiar with newer characters. I haven't seen much past season ten. If you take the time to read, please do review; I sincerely appreciate all reviews! Hope you enjoy.
If You Dare :: Sean/Hazel
Notes: So ever since Take On Me aired, I've sort of had a secret thing for this pairing. This ficlet basically takes a look at what the episode might have been like if things went a little differently, and ended a little more like The Breakfast Club. Light sexual overtones, pretty tame overall.
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"Because she's too embarrassed to let anyone know she macked a total geek, even on a dare," Jimmy said in my defense. In our little detention session of Truth-Or-Dare, I had kissed Toby Isaacs, and forced him to keep it a secret.
"Nice, Hazel," said Sean, casting his dark glare across the room. "Very evolved."
I'll never forget that that racing nervous feeling I got in the pit of my stomach as he barreled across the cafeteria, right towards me. In the social realm, there was no doubt in my mind of where we stood in the hierarchy: Sean Cameron was scum, and I was royalty.
But in the real world, without my social safety net, I realized that Sean was dangerous. Those ice blue eyes, those enormous arms. He could crush me. He could pin me. He kind of scared me. And I kind of liked it.
"I don't make the rules," Hazel answered, looking as arrogant and elitist as ever. If she wasn't a girl I would've decked her. Who was she to act so high and mighty? She'd never once had to face a real struggle her entire life.
"No, you just follow them," I teased, approaching her. "You don't even have the balls to tell us why you're in here. Paige pull your puppet strings, make you dance?"
"Paige can't make me to anything!" she snapped.
I'll never forget how disarmed I felt once I got close enough to look her in the eye. Those eyes were full of fire. She looked scared, but sort of intrigued, too. I felt like she was testing me. Trying to see how far she had to make me go to break her.
And then out it came, her big dark secret. She'd been surfing porn. Goody-two-shoes McSpirit Squad, surfing porn. The tepid stand-off of stares between us immediately cracked, and everyone in the room couldn't help but laugh. Even I was blushing. I couldn't believe it. Hazel Aden made me blush.
"I was curious," she said softly, shifting seamlessly from the sassy tough girl who'd held her own against me, back into the flowery puff of princess she was at school. But suddenly, I was kind of into that. Her wide smile, her sugary laughter. It was alluring.
When we snuck onto the roof, Jimmy and Ellie got caught up in teasing Toby, entertaining themselves by trying to make him walk to the edge and confront his fear of heights. I watched Sean, still stirred by the terror and tingling sensation of my face-to-face moment with him. It was the closest I'd ever been to him in my entire life. And I was drawn in.
He seemed bored with the tease-Toby game and wandered away from the group, shoving his hands in the pocket of his hoodie as he angstily sauntered off. I waited a few moments, making sure no one was paying attention, and followed him.
I stood on the edge of the roof, staring out at the miles of streets I could see from that high up. I heard the gravel crunch behind me and I kind of knew it was her before I turned around. I kind of wanted it to be her.
So fucking arrogant. Miss Princess. Soft eyes, soft lips, soft curves. Thought she was all that. And yet, here she was standing right in front of me. Afraid and eager at the same time. Was she testing me again? Was she here because she wanted to be? Or was she here to tease me with something I could never have?
I took a step towards her, hovering inches higher than her, unblinking. "Sure you think it's safe to be alone with me? No Jimmy here to protect you."
She narrowed her eyebrows and pursed her lips somewhat tauntingly. "Protect me from what? From you? You steal candy bars, for crying out loud."
I took another step closer, my face nearly touching hers. She winced just a little bit, and swallowed hard.
He was so huge and dark. I felt like he could knock me over just with his stone stare. I could feel his breath on my face, he was that close. I had never felt more unnerved and turned on in my entire life.
"Truth or dare?" he said in a husky voice.
"What?" I stammered.
"Truth… or dare?"
I took a slow breath. "Truth."
He stared me down, looking me all over and sending chills down my spine. "Okay. Truth: if I kissed you right now, would you let me?"
And then it was happening, his rough hands wrapped around me, full-on make-out session with Sean Cameron.