Well, here's a new story I've been cooking up in my head for about three days. Jay Hogart is a fantastic character to write about, not to mention he gets all the ladies at Degrassi. And the song Cold Hearted Snake by Paula Abdul perfectly describes him too. I don't know why; it just does. Plus, the minute this song began playing, I began cooking this story up. Hope you like it!

Disclaimer: The geniuses at the N and CTV own Degrassi: The Next Generation. The song lyrics belong with their respective owners. I own the oneshots and the stories.

Cold Hearted Snake

It was a new day at Degrassi High School. For starters, it was Monday. For some, Monday meant being back at school after a restful but short weekend. For others, it meant looming tests and projects they wished they didn't have to do.

But for Degrassi's manipulative "bad boy" bully, Jason "Jay" Hogart, Mondays were one thing...

And that was seeing what girl he could reel in next, and of course, manipulate.

**Cold Hearted Snake**

~~Paula Abdul~~

He's a cold-hearted snake
Look into his eyes
Oh oh oh
He's been tellin' lies
He's a lover boy at play
He don't play by rules
Oh oh oh
Girl don't play the fool—no

Jay had the looks for girls to be attracted to him. He knew what the chase was. He loved it. It was why he would head after a girl in the hallway. It was why his kisses were like fire when he brushed his mouth against theirs.

"Dude, check it out," said his friend Towerz, pointing.

Jay looked up, following his friend's pointing finger. There, walking down the hallway trying to make herself inconspicuous to all the stares of the guys, was none other then...her. He narrowed his eyes when seeing all the guys watching her. He disliked seeing the guys gawking at a girl he liked, with a passion igniting the fire in his blood that he didn't even know he had. Jay was never much for sharing a girl. He preferred to keep her to himself.

With that, he gave the guys his best "You behave yourselves" look, and they scattered.

He smiled. Sometimes manipulation was too easy.

16-year-old Jade Watson, clutching her books to her chest, headed down the hallway, trying to concentrate on getting to her next class.

With her black hair and amber eyes, she did look plain to behold but beautiful to know. However, the guys who had been ogling her all morning had different ideas. Just three periods ago, she had gotten to her locker and opened it so she could find her books for first period, only to discover finding three roses tied together on top of them. Plus, there was a note attached.

It said,


You'd look lovely in anything, or nothing at all. I must say, the way you move is...so lifelike. Plus, I was watching you yesterday. I can't find the words to describe how it was with you or how you looked. You fill me with such passion, and you really, really know how to drive me wild.

"I am watching you, my pretty little one."

At the end it was signed, "J.H."

Whoa, thought Jade. Who is this J.H. guy?

Her hands shook as she folded the note in half, and then put it in her pocket to look at later after school let out.

As for the roses...

She thought for a moment, and then took off her backpack, opened it, and pulled out an empty plastic bag. Then she reached up and took the roses in her hand and put them inside.

She put the bag inside her backpack and zipped it up, and after getting her books closed her locker and leaned against it.

She bit her lower lip, thinking.

The next day, watching from behind the classroom doorway a few feet away, Jay smirked, his eyes darkening. It was time to move on with his plan for the little vixen standing there by the wall.

When I'm done with her, he thought, she will know better than to spurn the boys, trying to make herself invisible when walking down the hallways. I will have none of that.

Jay knew exactly what the girls wanted. He knew the acts of passion. Desperation. Needs. Wants. Lust. Hot. Scorching. Desires. Secrets.

He ran his tongue around his lips. What she needs is a good shot of love, Jay Hogart style.

With that, Jay made up his mind. He walked up to her and put his hands on her shoulders.

"You're tense, Jade," he purred, rubbing them.

"I'm always tense," she replied.

"Really?" Jay asked.

"Yep. I don't know if I can ace all my classes or any of that stuff, or..."

She let the sentence hang in the air. However, Jay, who was too busy being a teenage hormone-crazed boy, curled his fingers around her throat, and then let go.

"Obviously, Jade, you got to learn to loosen up," he said.

"Are you serious?" she wondered.

"Oh, yeah."

She wanted to ask him something else – like if he knew who the mysterious "J.H." guy was that had sent her that note attached to the trio of roses. But she stopped herself.

Jay bent and ran his tongue across her throat.

"Beautiful you are, and beautiful you will stay," he said, smirking, and then, after rubbing her neck, walked off.

Jade shuddered all over. What was she going to do?

Well, hope you liked it! Be sure to PM me with suggestions for the next chapter (as I prefer getting ideas that way). And be sure to R&R, please!