Hey guys! Glad you liked chap 1. Sorry it took awhile to update. Been kinda busy. So yeah. Shoutout to tragicending1091 and originallyunkown for reviewing. and the two guests that reviewed, thank you too. So yeah, here's chapter 2.

The next day, Alex walked into her first period class, and sat down in her usual spot, the back of the class. She sighed. Yesterday, she had successfully avoided the whole Justin situation, but today she knew she would have to face him. Seriously, why did this have to happen?

She could have had anyone in the class as a partner, and she got Justin Russo. It was totally unfair. Why did Mr. Johnson pair them together? He could have put him with any unsuspecting girl. Or better yet, a guy!

And then there was Jake. She was actually kind of looking forward to getting to know him, but that wouldn't happen, because he was partners with Natalie. Even though she liked Natalie, she couldn't help but feel a little angry at her.

Which makes no sense, because it's not even her fault. Alex reminded herself.

Just then, Harper walked in.

"Hey Alex!" She said. Alex turned around, and Harper walked up to her.

"So, how was it?" Harper asked.

"How was what?" Alex responded.

"You know, talking with Justin yesterday."

"What do you think?" Alex responded.

"I'm sorry, what happened?"

"Ugh, he said I had a pretty name." Alex was getting angry just thinking about it.

"Aww… What'd you say back?" Harper asked, smiling.

"Uh, I told him Alex was a guy's name."

"What! Alex, why did you say that?"

Alex tried to defend herself. "He was obviously just trying to get me in bed with him."

"Or maybe he was just complimenting you, you ever think of that?" Harper asked, kind of getting upset. "You know, you've never even talked to him, he could be a nice guy."

"What! I can't believe you're taking his side."

"I'm not taking his side Alex; I just think you should give him a chance before you judge him so much."

"Whatever Harper, I'm going home." Alex started walking toward the door.

"What? Alex, school hasn't even started yet!"

"Ehh, I don't really care. Now bye." Alex stood up and started walking towards the door. As she walked outside, she realized what she was doing. She couldn't ditch the whole school day.

Okay, she could, and she had before, but her parents would be so mad if they found out. They were already really mad because she had ditched a couple weeks before.

I guess I should go back to 1st hour… I don't really want to though. Alex thought. She couldn't go back now. She was supposed to be mad at Harper.

No, she wasn't supposed to be. She was. Harper was wrong, right?

There was no chance that Justin was a nice guy. Everybody knew he was a player. What would make him change for her? Not that she wanted him to. No way. But in theory, nothing would make him change for her.

Whatever. She wasn't going to think about that right now. Right now, she needed to decide when she was going back in. School had started about 10 minutes ago, so Alex just stayed outside. She decided she would go back for 2nd hour, and just say she felt like she was gonna throw up so she stayed in the bathroom during 1st hour.

Yeah, that would work. Now, to pass the time.

Alex grabbed her Iphone out of her pocket.

Oh, the joys of Temple Run.

Later That Day:

"I'm sure many of you already have what you're going to do for your project planned out," Mr. Johnson started. "But just in case I will allow you a few more minutes. But after today, no more class time to work on this. It will be all on your own time. Now talk with your partner."

Crap. Crap. Crap. Crap. Alex kept repeating in her head over and over again. She groaned and walked over to Justin. He didn't say anything to her at first, but then he started talking.

"So I was thinking we could make a poster and divide it into different sections, one for each time period, to show how technology has advanced over the years. But if you don't like that idea, we can do something-"

"No, that sounds fine." Alex interrupted. She was still pretty mad at him, but she wasn't gonna blow up again today. Maybe she should take Harper's advice. Give him a chance.

Justin looked surprised. "Uh, okay, cool."

"Why do you look so surprised?" Alex asked.

"Well, no offense Alex," Justin started. "But from what I've heard, you're pretty opinionated. And stubborn."

"Well not everything you hear is true." Alex retorted.

"Really? Because the only stuff you know about me is from what you've heard from other people. You've never even talked to me before yesterday, and you blew up at me."

Alex's mind flooded with realization. But, being her she wanted to deny it as long as she could.

"That's… That's different." Alex lamely responded.

"How so?"

"Well, I… So you're telling me you're not a player?" Alex said, trying to put the blame back on him.

Justin sighed. "Alex, I've done some bad stuff in my life. But you don't know what I've been through, so please don't judge me."

"Fine, fine."

There was an awkward silence.

"So when do you wanna work on our project? And where?" Justin said.

"Uh, probably your house," Alex responded, because she didn't really want Justin to meet her family. Not that she cared what Justin thought of her family. Not at all. But still… "and maybe Friday at 6:00?"

"Yeah, sure. That'll work. Can you drive?"

Alex looked offended. "I'm 17, yes I can drive."

Justin put his hands up in surrender. "Just making sure." The bell rang. "Well, I'll see you then."

"Okay, bye."

Justin walked out of the room. Alex wasn't fully sure of Justin's intentions, but she decided that Justin wasn't that bad.

But then, Alex didn't know anything about him, so she couldn't be sure. If only she knew him better. But then again, she was gonna spend the next couple weeks with him. Maybe her wish would come true.

So there you go? Wonder what'll happen? Thanks for reading and reviews are appreciated. :)