All American Girl

Part Three

Sierra stared in disbelief at her boyfriend and best friend. She couldn't believe that they had done this to her. She knew that guys liked Chloe. She knew that most guys would choose Chloe over her. She had just never assumed that Xavier would be one of those guys. Especially not after last night. "I can't believe that you two would do this to me." She whimpered softly, feeling tears sting her eyes. She shook her head, hands gripping her hair as she tried to get the image of them out of her head.

"Sierra..." Xavier said softly, shrugging on his tee-shirt as he stood up.

The girl in question shook her head at them, backing away slightly. "I gave you everything!" She shouted at Xavier, eyes red rimmed and swollen from tears. Her breath hitched as she said the words. "Why would you do this to me? I thought that you cared about me?"

Chloe stood up, running a hand through her tangled dark hair and moving torwards her friend, nervously. "Sierra, don't you think that you are overreacting a bit?" She asked of her, placing a gentle hand on the girl's shoulder.

Sierra shrugged her off roughly and glared at her. "No! You can have any guy in our whole school, Chloe, why the hell do you need Xavier, too?" She shouted.

"Sierra..." Chloe trailed off.

"You know what? Just...don't talk to me! Either of you. I don't ever want to be around either one of you, ever again!" Sierra told them both roughly, voice harsh.

"You're really going to end our friendship over a guy?" Chloe asked.

"Why not? Our friendship obviously doesn't matter to you or you wouldn't have done this." Sierra answered. She turned away from both of them and walked to the door. She paused with her hand on the doorknob and then turned back around. "Oh, and by the way, screw the both of you. Have fun with my sloppy seconds, Chloe. And Xavier, don't come crawling back to me if she decides to whore around on you."

"Sierra?" Kyle asked, walking into his little girl's bedroom to see her lying on bed, face soaked with tears as she looked through a photo album, one that he knew depicted pictures of her and Chloe throughout their friendship. "Your dad mentioned that you and Chloe had gotten in a fight, but he said that you wouldn't talk about it. What happened? You and Chloe never fight."

The girl swallowed hard and looked at him. "I don't want to talk about it."

"Come on, Sierra. You can tell me. I know that you've been ignoring Xavier's calls, too." He told her , rubbing her back soothingly.

Sierra sat up, playing with a loose thread on her blanket. "I went to Chloe's house. I wanted to tell her about my date with Xavier last night and how well it went. But when I walked into her room, she was-" She trailed off and fell face down, back into the pillows on her bed, burrowing her head in it.

His eyes widened as he got the meaning of her words. "You mean that she was with Xavier?" He asked of her, running his hand through her tangled mess of curls.

Her eyes filled up with tears once more as she nodded against the pillow. "Yeah. And it didn't look like it was the first time. I'm beginning to wonder if it happened before. I mean, sometimes they'd walk home together, because I had dance practice."

Kyle clenched his fist and gritted his teeth in anger. How could Xavier and Chloe hurt his baby? She loved them both so much. "I'm sorry that they did to you. But you do know that you'll move on, don't you? You're absolutely beautiful and so sweet and funny. You'll make new friends and you'll find a guy who is worth it. One who will care for you just as much as you care for him, maybe even more."

Sierra smiled at his words and swiped at her tears with her small hands. She frowned again as she thought of what she'd done with Xavier on their date the night before. "But you don't get it, papa." She said, looking at him, ashamed. "I did something with Xavier that I can't take back."

He looked at her with wide eyes and helped her sit up, wrapping his arms around her and pressing a kiss to the top of her head. He shook away the disappointment and just hugged his daughter. "That doesn't make you a bad person, Sierra. It's just something that you'll learn from."

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Sierra ignored Xavier and Chloe as they tried to talk to her. She walked past them in class and took a seat beside Noah. Noah raised an eyebrow at her. "Why aren't you sitting with Chloe and Xavier? You three are usually attached to the hips."

"I'm surprised that Xavier didn't tell you." She answered coolly. "I thought you two were friends."

He laughed. "Where did you get that idea?" He asked.

Sierra looked at him in confusion. "I've seen you two talking together, alot." She replied.

Noah shook his head. "That's him bullying me and trying to get me to do his homework for him. We are the FARTHEST thing from friends." He answered dryly.

"Well, since you don't like Xavier, I guess I'll tell you. He cheated on me. I actually caught him." She told him, glaring at Xavier and Chloe angrily.

"That doesn't explain why you aren't talking to Chloe." Noah said.

Sierra just looked at him.

His eyes widened as he got her meaning. "Just so you know, he's an idiot." He stated, turning in his seat to face the front of the classroom.

She blushed at his words and looked down at her desk, a small smile curving her lips. Maybe her papa was right. Maybe she would move on from Xavier and find someone better.

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A day later

"Dad, why do we have to go to Uncle Rex and Aunt Gigi's for dinner so late?" Sierra whined.

Oliver walked into the room, buttoning up his shirt. "Apparently your cousin is going to be there. He has some news."

She raised her eyebrow at his words, her annoyance evaporating as curiousity overtook her.

Kyle, Oliver, and Sierra all finished getting ready and headed to Gigi and Rex's place.

As if she'd been watching through the windows, the door opened swiftly and Gigi came running out, hugging Sierra, Kyle, and Oliver. "I'm so glad that you guys could make it." She said, smiling brightly and leading them inside. "Shane and Olivia are both in the kitchen. We've been waiting for you to come, so he'd make his announcement."

Sierra giggled at her aunt's behavior and walked into the kitchen, immediatly spotting Shane and his longtime girlfriend, Olivia. She let out an excited squeal and ran over to the two of them, embracing them both. Shane had been dating Olivia for about three years now and Sierra had begun to really consider Olivia family. The woman who'd stolen Shane's heart was an only child who's parents had died in a car accident when she was ten. Perhaps that is why Olivia had grown so attached to Gigi and Rex, as well.

"It's good to see you, Sierra." Olivia said, laughing joyfully. Her dark brown eyes sparkled brilliantly. She moved to push her brown, curly hair out of her face and smiled.

Sierra smiled back before she took a seat infront of them. "So, what's the news?" She inquired impatiently.

To be continued...

Next Part: Olivia and Shane make their announcement, Noah and Sierra's friendship blossoms, Shane and Olivia's wedding.