Disclaimer: I do not own Degrassi.

A/N: This story is written with the idea that my little sister begins Degrassi. This is my first story so please be gentle, but I'd love reviews. I have most of this story finished already, but I'm only going to continue posting if I know people are interested in what I'm writing. (:

Also, I made up some of the teachers, because I really don't know any freshman teachers' names. :/

This is rated M for language, violence, and drug use. I apologize if you don't agree with what I write, but it is just a story. Anyway, I hope you enjoy. (:

New Girl at Degrassi

Chapter 1

Lexi looked up at the enormous doors that led to her new school. Her new life. To say she was scared was an understatement. To be honest, she was terrified. Not only was she a new student, she was new to the country of Canada. She had moved to Toronto with her older sister and her sister's boyfriend three weeks earlier. How her sister had convinced their parents to let Lexi move to Canada with her, Lexi would never know, but she was glad they allowed it. The drive from Louisiana was long, but very eventful. They had driven through a lot of the famous cities in the United States, and Lexi had really enjoyed it. She liked to travel, and her favorite part of the trip was passing through the mountains in Tennessee.

Her sister's voice snapped her out of her thoughts.

"Lexi, you're going to be late. You have to get out of the car sooner or later," Brittany said.

Lexi sighed. "I know," she replied. "What if no one likes me? Not only am I American, I'm southern American. You know the stereotypes people give us."

Her sister laughed. "Lexi, everybody is going to love you. You're my sister, remember?"

Lexi laughed back at her sister's cockiness, but it was true most people got along well with her sister, and Lexi was practically a miniature version of her. They had the same taste in clothes, friends, movies, everything. Her sister was her best friend.

"I hope you're right," Lexi replied as she opened the door to her sister's dark blue mustang.


The hallways of Degrassi High School were crowded with excited teenagers looking for friends, and everyone seemed to be in their own little cliques. You would have thought it was everyone's first day to be in school by all the noise and excitement.

Well, Lexi thought, this school can't be that bad if everyone is this happy.

She took it as a good sign, and smiled to herself as she bravely began to walk down the hall to find the principal's office.

Her phone vibrated in her pocket, so she took it out to read the text.

It was from Brittany.

Don't forget, you have to go to the secretary to get your schedule and stuff. Love you.

Lexi typed back, Duh…Love you too.

As she was sending the message, she suddenly found herself on the floor with her purse and its belongings scattered about.

She had bumped into a tall brown haired boy. He didn't look too happy.

"Watch where you're going, freak," he yelled at her.

"Sorry," Lexi mumbled.

She stood up and began to pick up everything off the floor. Luckily, she hadn't dropped her phone. She shoved all her things back into her purse, and, red faced from embarrassment, she continued her walk to the office, only not as brave as before.

She made it to the office without anymore encounters, and retrieved her papers from the secretary. She welcomed Lexi to the school and smiled warmly at her. Lexi just smiled halfheartedly and walked back into the hallway.

Taking a deep breath, she looked down at her schedule.

The first one was Physical Science with Mr. Brown. She quickly found his classroom.

He was a nice man with a balding spot. He seemed funny though. Lexi was introduced to the class and found a seat in the back of the room. She doodled the entire hour. The bell finally rang and she walked to her locker. When she got there, she found three older students waiting.

"Can I help y'all?" she asked.

A cute brown haired boy giggled at her accent.

Lexi stared at him. "That was rude," she said.

"Sorry," he replied, "I thought it was cute. I'm Adam."

Lexi smiled, and shook his hand.

"I'm Lexi."

"We know," said the other boy. "I'm Eli, and this is Clare," he gestured to himself and the cute auburn haired girl with blue eyes. Lexi noticed Eli was pretty cute, too. He had a Goth look to him that she thought was really sexy, but for some reason, Lexi couldn't take her eyes away from Adam. He was just so adorable. Adam caught her staring at him so she immediately looked away as a slight blush colored her cheeks. She saw Adam smile out of the corner of her eye and couldn't help but grin.

"Well," Eli said, breaking the awkward silence. "I heard you already got off on a bad foot with Fitz."

Lexi grimaced. "I accidentally bumped into him when I was texting my sister back."

"Well you might want to stay away from him. He's known to try and get revenge," Clare said, as if she knew all too well.

Adam invited Lexi to sit with them at lunch and Lexi happily accepted.

She was so excited to see Adam again that her next two classes seemed to last forever, but finally the bell for lunch rang, and Lexi quickly grabbed her bag and ran to her locker. She found Adam waiting for her. She came to an almost screeching stop in front of him.

"In a hurry?" he asked, laughing.

Lexi blushed. "I'm hungry," she said.

He gently nudged her in the ribs, and said, "Darn, I was hoping you were excited to see me."

Lexi bit her lip playfully. "Are you flirtin' with me?"

"That depends," he replied, "Do you want me to be?"

Lexi's blush deepened, and she hastily turned the combination lock on her locker. She grabbed her lunch from the top shelf and turned to Adam.

"Come on. I'm starvin'," she said.

He held out his arm to her, and she happily linked her elbow with his. Just as they were about to walk outside to the sitting area, Fitz came through the door.

"The freak's a faggot, too, eh?" he bellowed, and his friends began howling with laughter. Confused, Lexi turned to Adam for an explanation, but he only gave Fitz a horrified look before he ran outside. Lexi tried to follow him, but he disappeared behind the cars. Worried, she looked for Eli and Clare.

Finding them, she ran to their table.

"New girl," Eli said, "Where's Adam?"

"Fitz said somethin' stupid in the hallway and Adam just ran off. I have no clue where he went," Lexi explained.

Eli looked really upset, as did Clare. "What did Fitz say?" Eli asked through clenched teeth.

"We had our arms linked together, and Fitz was talkin' to me and called me a faggot, and Adam just took off." After Lexi told Eli this, she thought about it and was kind of hurt Adam had run away instead of defending her or at the very least not running off. What did Fitz even mean by that?

Eli's loud "Dammit!" shook her from her thoughts.

"I'm going to kill him!" he yelled.

"No Eli! Violence isn't the answer. Just calm down and we'll go find Adam," Clare said softly.

A/N: Well? What do you guys think? I'll post Chapter 2 when I have...5 reviews. (: That's it, only five. I hope to hear from you soon!

Disclaimer: I do not own Degrassi. (: