Categories > Original > Fantasy > How Did I Fall In Love With You?

Chapter 1

by youngboldbeautiful 0 Reviews

This chapter (and all the chapters after it) are told in Natasha's point of view.

Category: Fantasy - Rating: PG-13 - Genres: Fantasy,Romance - Characters:  - Published: 2008/10/19 - Updated: 2008/10/20 - 2403 words

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“Mom, I don’t wanna leave.” I said, putting my things in the U-Haul truck.
“You’re gonna like it, Natasha, don’t worry.” Mom said.
I didn’t believe her, but I plastered on a fake smile to please her. In reality, I hate everything about this. I am moving from my nice house to a condo, losing all my friends, and I never got to tell my long time crush, Andy, my true feelings for him. 4 years and you would think I would’ve worked up the guts to ask him out. I guess I haven’t worked up any courage since freshman year. Won’t have to anymore, though. My chances have came and went. Sometimes my chance will never come, like I’ll stay single forever.
“Come on, Tasha! We have to go!” Mom said.
I frowned and walked slowly to the U-Haul. Dominic, my brother, was driving the family car. Joy, I thought, the 4 hour drive to hell.
I pulled out my iPod and turned on Metro Station.
“We won’t be seventeen forever, and we can get away with this tonight.” I sang to myself. I put the entire album on repeat and slept the whole way there.
“Hey, Tasha, we’re here, wake up!” Mom pushed my shoulder.
“Mmm.” I opened my eyes and was blinded by the sun, and also deaf as I turned off my iPod in the middle of “Tell Me What To Do”, probably the tenth or twentieth time over.
I got out of the truck and looked at my new home. Great, we have neighbors. Hopefully they’re not noisy. I examined their side of the condo, and all the shades were pulled.
“That’s odd.” I said to myself.
“What?” Mom and Dominic asked.
I was startled by their response. “Oh, the neighbors have their shades pulled and it’s such a nice day.”
“Yes, I guess that is kind of awkward. Well, we don’t wanna be nosy neighbors.” Dominic said, starting to unpack the car.
He was right, but I knew that he wanted to know why just as much as I do. His curiosity is just as burning as mine. We get it from our dad, even though he’s long gone.
I started pulling boxes out of the truck labeled, “Natasha’s stuff”. I carried them to the biggest bedroom in the house, also the closest to the neighbor’s house. I already know something’s up with these people, and I’m gonna figure it out.
After everything was unpacked, I fell over onto the mattress Dominic helped me carry in.
Ugh, school starts tomorrow. Definitely not something to start if off with. I put a pillow over my head and screamed. At least no one heard it.
I sat up and started unpacking. I grabbed my iPod and continued on my Metro Station marathon. No matter how much I tried getting the neighbors off my mind, it just didn’t work. I opened a box full of pictures from all the basketball and soccer camps I went to way back when. I smiled at all the memories and put them on the shelf along with all of my highschool memories. Junior prom, mostly. I could hardly believe that I was going to be a senior this year. I really wanted to graduate with my friends, but I guess that’ll never happen. Hopefully I’ll make new friends to graduate with, and maybe even a boyfriend.
Everyone at dinner was unusually quiet as we all enjoyed our Chinese takeout.
“So, I see you chose the room closest to the neighbor’s. Any reason?” Dominic asked.
“It was the biggest room.” I said, shrugging with a mouthful of noodles.
“I think she wants to be a Nosy Nancy.” Mom teased.
“Please, don’t call me that, that’s not true.” I lied. I was a very convincing liar.
No one said anything else the whole meal. I was the first one to get done and I quick jumped in the shower.
I came out with my long wavy brown hair in a blue towel and went straight to my room. I grabbed my phone, wanting to text my best friend, Amber, but just didn’t have the motivation. It was already 10:30 p.m., and I needed to get up for school tomorrow. I sighed and set my phone on my night stand and laid on my mattress, staring at the ceiling. Sooner than I thought, my mom was opening up all my windows and shades.
“Good morning! Get up for your first day of your last year!” Mom yelled, pulling all my covers off. I aimlessly grabbed for them, eyes still half closed. I gave up and sat up, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and getting out of bed. Mom was already in Dominic’s room, waking him up. He was only gonna be a sophomore this year, but I have to drive him to school. It’s unfair, too, because he’s so much better looking than me. I don’t know if it’s because he’s gay and he takes care of himself that way, or if he was just blessed with it. He has straight brown hair, awesomely styled, green eyes, tall, muscular but in a good way; not too much muscle. Then there’s me. I’m tall but lanky, long wavy brown hair, brown eyes; my dad’s eyes, and just all around not as attractive. I mean, I’ve gotten compliments about being pretty, but I’m sure they were just out of pity.
I went to the bathroom and washed my face, did my makeup, and put my hair back with chopsticks. I pulled out a pair of capris, a green tank top and a white button up blouse. I completed the outfit with some gold jewelry and lime green sandals.
I grabbed my big bag with the stuff I need and brought it into the kitchen and poured myself a bowl of cereal. As I was about to sit down to eat it, Dominic came into the kitchen slowly, still half asleep, carrying his AFI backpack. He’s more into the harder rock, alternative, hardcore music, like AFI, Flyleaf, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, etc., where as I’m more into the lighter stuff like Metro Station, All Time Low, Paramore, etc. I still have all the music he listens to on my iPod, and it’s the same with him.
“Did you sleep well last night?” I asked him.
“I slept fine, I just stayed up too late.” He responded, grabbing some bread to make toast. I looked at the time: 7:30.
“Dom, hurry up with that toast, we have to leave in ten minutes.” I said, scarfing down my Lucky Charms. I rinsed out the bowl in the sink and brushed my teeth.
I grabbed the car keys and my bag and headed out the door with my brother. I looked over at the neighbors and their car was gone, too. I got slightly excited and I started the car. The directions to the school came in the mail, along with our schedules. I’m just glad mom decided to take the taxi instead of us. We made it with 5 minutes to spare.

"Mom, I don't wanna leave." I said, putting my things in the U-Haul truck.
"You're gonna like it, Natasha, don't worry." Mom said.
I didn't believe her, but I plastered on a fake smile to please her. In reality, I hate everything about this. I am moving from my nice house to a condo, losing all my friends, and I never got to tell my long time crush, Andy, my true feelings for him. 4 years and you would think I would've worked up the guts to ask him out. I guess I haven't worked up any courage since freshman year. Won't have to anymore, though. My chances have came and went. Sometimes my chance will never come, like I'll stay single forever.
"Come on, Tasha! We have to go!" Mom said.
I frowned and walked slowly to the U-Haul. Dominic, my brother, was driving the family car. Joy, I thought, the 4 hour drive to hell.
I pulled out my iPod and turned on Metro Station.
"We won't be seventeen forever, and we can get away with this tonight." I sang to myself. I put the entire album on repeat and slept the whole way there.
"Hey, Tasha, we're here, wake up!" Mom pushed my shoulder.
"Mmm." I opened my eyes and was blinded by the sun, and also deaf as I turned off my iPod in the middle of "Tell Me What To Do", probably the tenth or twentieth time over.
I got out of the truck and looked at my new home. Great, we have neighbors. Hopefully they're not noisy. I examined their side of the condo, and all the shades were pulled.
"That's odd." I said to myself.
"What?" Mom and Dominic asked.
I was startled by their response. "Oh, the neighbors have their shades pulled and it's such a nice day."
"Yes, I guess that is kind of awkward. Well, we don't wanna be nosy neighbors." Dominic said, starting to unpack the car.
He was right, but I knew that he wanted to know why just as much as I do. His curiosity is just as burning as mine. We get it from our dad, even though he's long gone.
I started pulling boxes out of the truck labeled, "Natasha's stuff". I carried them to the biggest bedroom in the house, also the closest to the neighbor's house. I already know something's up with these people, and I'm gonna figure it out.
After everything was unpacked, I fell over onto the mattress Dominic helped me carry in.
Ugh, school starts tomorrow. Definitely not something to start if off with. I put a pillow over my head and screamed. At least no one heard it.
I sat up and started unpacking. I grabbed my iPod and continued on my Metro Station marathon. No matter how much I tried getting the neighbors off my mind, it just didn't work. I opened a box full of pictures from all the basketball and soccer camps I went to way back when. I smiled at all the memories and put them on the shelf along with all of my highschool memories. Junior prom, mostly. I could hardly believe that I was going to be a senior this year. I really wanted to graduate with my friends, but I guess that'll never happen. Hopefully I'll make new friends to graduate with, and maybe even a boyfriend.
Everyone at dinner was unusually quiet as we all enjoyed our Chinese takeout.
"So, I see you chose the room closest to the neighbor's. Any reason?" Dominic asked.
"It was the biggest room." I said, shrugging with a mouthful of noodles.
"I think she wants to be a Nosy Nancy." Mom teased.
"Please, don't call me that, that's not true." I lied. I was a very convincing liar.
No one said anything else the whole meal. I was the first one to get done and I quick jumped in the shower.
I came out with my long wavy brown hair in a blue towel and went straight to my room. I grabbed my phone, wanting to text my best friend, Amber, but just didn't have the motivation. It was already 10:30 p.m., and I needed to get up for school tomorrow. I sighed and set my phone on my night stand and laid on my mattress, staring at the ceiling. Sooner than I thought, my mom was opening up all my windows and shades.
"Good morning! Get up for your first day of your last year!" Mom yelled, pulling all my covers off. I aimlessly grabbed for them, eyes still half closed. I gave up and sat up, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and getting out of bed. Mom was already in Dominic's room, waking him up. He was only gonna be a sophomore this year, but I have to drive him to school. It's unfair, too, because he's so much better looking than me. I don't know if it's because he's gay and he takes care of himself that way, or if he was just blessed with it. He has straight brown hair, awesomely styled, green eyes, tall, muscular but in a good way; not too much muscle. Then there's me. I'm tall but lanky, long wavy brown hair, brown eyes; my dad's eyes, and just all around not as attractive. I mean, I've gotten compliments about being pretty, but I'm sure they were just out of pity.
I went to the bathroom and washed my face, did my makeup, and put my hair back with chopsticks. I pulled out a pair of capris, a green tank top and a white button up blouse. I completed the outfit with some gold jewelry and lime green sandals.
I grabbed my big bag with the stuff I need and brought it into the kitchen and poured myself a bowl of cereal. As I was about to sit down to eat it, Dominic came into the kitchen slowly, still half asleep, carrying his AFI backpack. He's more into the harder rock, alternative, hardcore music, like AFI, Flyleaf, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, etc., where as I'm more into the lighter stuff like Metro Station, All Time Low, Paramore, etc. I still have all the music he listens to on my iPod, and it's the same with him.
"Did you sleep well last night?" I asked him.
"I slept fine, I just stayed up too late." He responded, grabbing some bread to make toast. I looked at the time: 7:30.
"Dom, hurry up with that toast, we have to leave in ten minutes." I said, scarfing down my Lucky Charms. I rinsed out the bowl in the sink and brushed my teeth.
I grabbed the car keys and my bag and headed out the door with my brother. I looked over at the neighbors and their car was gone, too. I got slightly excited and I started the car. The directions to the school came in the mail, along with our schedules. I'm just glad mom decided to take the taxi instead of us. We made it with 5 minutes to spare.
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