I love Eli and I think he needs someone who's more like him than Clare. They should just be friends in my opinion so I wrote this story.

There's a link to Delaney on my profile and her clothes.

*When there's a new outfit I'll post a note up here.*


I didn't particularly want to go to Degrassi instead of my New York acting academy but my one of my dads got a job transfer. So he, my other dad Greg, and I left our cute little loft and headed to Canada and new adventures, new adventures my ass.

"How much freakin' longer until we're at our new house? I want to get out of the car and stretch my legs," I groaned, sprawling out in the backseat.

"We're about ten minutes away, dearest. Why don't you get up and gather all of the things that you've strewn around the backseat?" Greg asked, glancing at me in the rearview mirror.

I stuck my tongue out at him before starting to clean everything up. I pushed my books and laptop back into my backpack and my iPod into the front pocket. We pulled up in front of a big house smack-dab in the middle of all the others.

"Are you serious? We live in a suburb?" I asked, staring out the window at the house that had movers going in and out of it. "Whatever, I want a room upstairs."

"You act like we have all kinds of kids. You're an only child so you get whatever room you want," David, my other dad, said, smiling back at me.

I ran out of the car and up the stairs before my dads could even get out of the car. I saw a door that seemed further away from the others so I opened it up to find a staircase that lead up to an attic room above everything else.

It had a slanted ceiling on one side while the other was rather high up. There was a window with a little seat under it that I could picture myself reading in. This was the most perfect room that I've ever seen in my life and I knew that it had to be mine.

"You would be the kid who wanted to live in an attic. I'll have the movers bring your stuff up here," Greg said wrapping his arms around my shoulders and kissing my head.

"You two raised me this way, you should be proud," I said, kissing his cheek before running downstairs to the car to grab my backpack.

"Hello, are you one of the people moving into that house?" a voice asked from behind me.

I jumped and whipped around to face him, I had had my ass up in the air as I tried to reach my bag. He had shaggy black hair and gorgeous green eyes; he had on skinnys and a Dead Hand shirt. He had his hands in his pockets and a smirk on his lips. God, he was beautiful.

"Uhm yeah, my dads and I are. I'm Delaney," I said, holding out a hand for him to shake. "Do you live around here or are you just stalking the new girl?"

"I'm totally stalking you, when I see cute girls I just go into creeper mode," he said, winking at me. Then he took my hand in his and said, "I'm kidding, I live in the house next to yours. I'm Eli."

"Well it's lovely to meet you, Eli. Do you think you could help me take some of this stuff up to my room so I don't have to wait on these movers?" I asked, biting my bottom lip.

"I guess I could take time out of my busy schedule to help a lady in need," he said, smirking at me again. "What do I need to do?"

My parents decided to walk out of the house right then so I grabbed his hand and said, "Right now you need to come meet my parents."

"What? We haven't even been on a proper date yet, they're going to kill me because you're pregnant with my child so young," he said as I dragged him over. "I've barely had a life and now they're going to take it from me."

I rolled my eyes as we came to a stop in front of them. "David, Greg, this is my new friend Eli. He's going to help me take all of the stuff up to my room."

"Hello there Eli, it's nice to meet you. I'm Greg," Greg said, holding out a hand for Eli to shake. Then he pointed to David, "This is my husband, David. Thank you for helping our darling Delaney bring her things inside."

"It's no problem really; a lady in need is just my forte. It was nice meeting you," he said, nodding his head to them before I pulled him over to the car.

I reached inside and got the cat carrier with my kitty Darby inside. I heard him let out a quiet meow before going back to sleep. I just laughed before throwing a ton of bags from the trunk onto my back and turning to face Eli.

"All of the boxes with purple duct tape on the sides are mine. Just follow me on up if you would," I said, winking before turning and heading towards my attic room.

Once everything was packed upstairs, I flopped back on my bed and let out a sigh. I felt Eli plop down next to me and echo my sigh. I knew he was making fun of me but it was too cute for me to point it out so I just flipped over onto my stomach to face him.

"Do you go to Degrassi?" I asked, petting Darby who jumped onto the bed next to me.

"Yep, it's my senior year finally. Are you going there too?" he asked, a smirking pulling at his full lips and making my heart stop beating for a second.

"I'm starting there on Monday and I'm going to be a senior too. Does it have a very good drama department?" I asked, biting my bottom lip.

"I'm sort of the puppet master of the drama department so yeah it's pretty good. What are you an actor, a director, what?" he said, sitting up with his legs crossed.

"I'm an actress at heart but I'll do whatever it takes to be part of a show. I went to an art school in New York my entire high school career until this year because my father got transferred," I said, tugging on the hem of my shirt.

"That's amazing! I need someone to help me run the drama department. We may even be able to find a part for you in our musical/play we're putting on this spring," he said, his eyes glowing emerald.

"That's awesome, I would appreciate that so much," I said, smiling. "What's the play/musical about?"

"It's an adaption of Romeo and Juliet but it's sort of a modern take, I guess you would say," he had a maniacal look on his face. "It's Romeo and Jules, a take on two male leads."

I felt my jaw drop as I thought about how taboo that is. "You actually got permission from your principal to do that? You're school must be pretty forward."

"He was beyond excited about it, actually. The girl who was helping me run it dropped out because she thought it 'wasn't right' or whatever," he answered, petting Darby who had planted himself on his lap.

"Well I think otherwise, obviously, but what made you think of this?" I asked, getting up and starting to put things away. "It's so far out there that it's in Narnia."

He laughed despite himself and said, "I'm trying to get into NYU next year and a play as diverse as this is sure to get their attention."

"You're so different than anyone I've ever met in my life. I'm really digging on your vibe, Captain Darkness," I said, pushing on his shoulder as I walked past him. "NYU is my dream school too, I got the attention of the Dean and he's already thinking about me for next year."

"You're so lucky, I have to work my ass off for them to even notice me, much less think about giving me a spot," he said. "I'm digging on you too so I'm going to let that Captain Darkness jab go, Princess Punk."

I wiggled my fingers in his direction. "Oh, you burn me babe."

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