Hello reader! So, this is my re-uploaded version of my previous story, Alek and Chloe: True Love or True Hate? I had to re-upload this story because it was really hard to read, the paragraphs were a mess, and it was grammatically erroneous. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story! 3

Chloe awoke and glared at the boy sleeping in the chair next to her bed. She walked over to him and poked him. He yelped and leapt up. She yelled at him "Alek! STOP WATCHING ME!"

Alek sighed. "You know I can't do that."

She glared at him, her eyes filled with annoyance. "Get out." She said sternly.

Alek looked at her defiantly. "Why? So you can sneak out and get yourself killed? Or make friends with another Jackal?"

She looked taken aback momentarily, but recovered by saying sarcastically "Gee, Why don't you be a little more dramatic?" She put a hand on her hip and he smirked.

"It's so I can get dressed, Alek." She sighed tiredly, pinching the bridge of her nose, a gesture she always performed when she was annoyed.

"No thanks, I'd rather stay." He said suggestively.

She rolled her eyes. "Perv." She muttered, mostly to herself. She grabbed a flowing sundress and cropped green military jacket and stomped into her bathroom. She slipped on the dress and jacket and leaned towards the mirror.

She sighed and picked up a few of her strawberry-blond curls, trying to decide what to do with her mess of hair.

She ended up putting it half-up and half-down and curled it into bigger ringlets. She put on dark brown mascara, and some light coral lipstick with built-in gloss. She giggled slightly at the irony as she put on brown cat-eye eyeliner. She put on a splash of her vanilla-spice perfume and waltzed out of the bathroom.

She was surprised to see that Alek was no longer there. She smiled and grabbed her long, green flower purse. She skipped down the stairs to see her mother getting ready to go to work.

Chloe looked at her mother and said incredulously "Mom! You're going to work? But it's Saturday!"

Chloe's mother gave her a sad look and said "One of my clients is very needy. I'll be back around five. No wild parties while I'm gone!" She joked. Chloe gave her a small, tired smile.

Suddenly, Alek sauntered through the door. Mrs. King rolled her eyes and said "You look beautiful, by the way."

Alek nodded. "Yes, yes I do." He said condescendingly. This made both Chloe and her mother roll her eyes again. They caught each other doing the same motion and laughed quietly. Mrs. King kissed Chloe on the cheek and said goodbye. She then walked out of the door and shut it behind her.

Chloe sighed and went over to the couch. She turned on the TV, and was just about to turn on a movie when Alek sat close so his thigh burned hers. She glared at him and she jumped over to the other side of the couch.

"What?" He asked, surprise overtaking his features. Chloe raised her eyebrows, and in response, he shook his head, not understanding her body language.

She fixed him a look that said, "Oh yeah right."

He looked a little hurt and asked "What?" She just sighed and rolled her eyes, refusing to use words, just because it irritated him. He asked in a serious tone, "Chloe, Why do you not like sitting close to me?"

She fought the urge to roll her eyes and said "Because you are an arrogant, annoying fool." Alek looked shocked momentarily, but regained his stony composure.

"What is wrong with you?" He growled, his eyes flashing.

Chloe looked astonished. "Alek, I was kidding." She said slowly, as she carefully rose off the couch.

"Yeah, Well it wasn't funny." He snapped. Chloe shook her head, mentally strategizing how to find out why Alek was acting this way.

"Why are you over-reacting to everything today?" He just stared at her.

"Because girls named Chloe King are really getting on my nerves today. And when that happens, my god-like complexion is ruined." Chloe rolled her eyes. Even when he was pissed off he still managed to be arrogant.

She looked at him and said "If you can't calm down, please, just leave." He simply shook his head and calmly walked out the door. Chloe plopped back onto the couch. As she flipped through the channels, abandoning her previous though to watch a movie, she thought to herself, "Well, that was weird..." She had no idea what was to become of the rest of the day, but was content to spend it in peace, without Alek interrupting. Hopefully, her wish would come true, but somehow, she doubted it. She frowned, picked up her cell phone, and texted Amy to come over, A.S.A.P.

TA DA! Ha ha, hope you enjoyed! PLEASE CHECK OUT MY BFFL'S STORY: .net/s/7789908/1/The_Beginning

It's a story she wrote to me and my friend, bookserieslover12, over Skype. It's kind of a parody thing, but it's really good! Please check it out :)