A month after break

"Today, ladies," Mr. Solomon told the Sophomore CoveOps class as he strolled in at the same moment the bell rang. "We will be practicing the basics."

A soft murmur rippled through the group of teenage girls, filled with the assorted "This is going to be so easy." or "Knowing Mr. Solomon, it probably won't." even "Do you think he's going to take his shirt off?" Well, the latter was asked between them on a daily bases, so it doesn't count. Not really.

His green eyes held a hint of amusement for a moment, obviously having heard their conversations. As quick as it came, the spark left, and his face became the epitome of a spy.

He sped off, and the girls took it as a sign to follow him. Once they arrived outside, a Gallagher van awaited them. When they had sat down inside, Mr. Solomon handed them each a Coms unit, and explained what they would be doing. "Today, you ladies will be practicing brush passes." He contemplated it for a moment, then continued. "It may be basic, but remember. The basics matter. Pair up ladies. Choose wisely, your partner could either make or break you."

Since Liz was in the R&D track, and Macey wasn't yet fully caught up, by default, Cammie and Bex partnered up.

After approximately a half hour, just as Cammie was about to do a brush pass to Bex, a boy stumbled into her, knocking her off her feet. Literally. She nearly fell face down, had it not been for the boy who had caused her the disturbance, gripped her hand in his, and pulled her up.

He looked sheepish, yet there was a glimmer in his eye that Cammie couldn't quite put a name to at the moment.

"Sorry about that," the boy said. Cammie suddenly realized how close they were, and how his eyes were a startling green. "I didn't see you."

You're not the only one, Cammie thought. "It's alright," she replied cooly. "I really need to be going now." She made a move to leave, but his hand on her wrist prevented her from getting away. Sure, she could have flipped him, but that would have attracted attention, and that was the last thing she wanted.

"What? Leaving so soon? I don't even know your name."

"Why don't we keep it that way," she replied dryly. From the corner of her eye, she saw Bex mouth, "He's cute," and give her a thumbs up. Inwardly, she rolled her eyes.

"Nah. I prefer the opposite," he replied. "So tell me. What's a Gallagher Girl doing in the quaint town of Roseville?"

"Field trip," she replied tersely.

"You know. You're not really helping the snooty boarding school for Heiress' with no place to go image you have."

"Who says I was trying?"

"I dunno. You don't exactly look like that kind of person."

"Maybe I am. Maybe I'm not," she answered. "Can I go now?"

"After you tell me your name."

She sighed. "It's Jessica."


Cammie was surprised, but it didn't show through other than raising her eyebrows. "What makes you say that?"

"If you're half as smart as I think you are, and as annoyed as you are right now, you would have given me a fake name so I would go away." She was slightly shocked to see this outsider deduct such an accurate answer.

"Fine," she said. There was no use lying now. "It's Cammie."

"Short for...?"


"That wasn't so hard, now was it?"

"Yes," she mumbled.

"My name is Zach," he said, completely ignoring her remark. "I go to Roseville high."

"Can I go now?" Cammie asked impatiently.

"Sure." He winked, letting go of her wrist, that surprisingly, left it with a slight tingling feeling. "I got everything I need." Just then, she understood what that gleam was. Mischief.

"Morgan. Baxter. Report back to the van." At once, she realized the conversation had been heard by her entire class. She was going to die.

It took a few minutes of walking for Cammie to realize that the quarter recently in the palm of her hand was gone. Cameron Ann Morgan had just been outsmarted by a civilian. She would be sure to make him pay the next time she saw him.

So yay! After all this time (Like, 2 or 3 weeks?), I FINALLY updated! Sorry about that. My first year of high school started, and my room has been invaded by the books of doom! It's cuz I'm in the Mini (Enrichment?) program.

I know you guys want to know what the secret was, but I can't tell you yet d: It would ruin what I have planned :D

So REVIEW! I need MOTIVATION (*wink wink*) to update :]

P.S. I like my writing in 3rd person better than 1st person. What about the people who have read my other story? Which do you like better? This is just cuz I'm curious d:

Lol. I can't find CMH, so let's just say everything that's different from the book is suppose to be that way. Yeah...That's it.