“I’ll be fine by myself,” I told my kids they all sighed, I climbed out the van seeing their worried faces, they all looked exactly like Ash or me.I walked down the hill and sat on the grass spotting the stone. A slow smile etched across my face. It was time.“I remember the day the day we first met,” I spoke softly seeing her laugh; I reached out and touched her face. I missed her so much. (AshPoV)Another day in school just what I need. I ran away from the teacher who was yelling at me for not having the “proper” uniform on. I don’t see why its not “proper” the guys get to where so why can’t I. I look down at my navy blue school pants, white button up oxford shirt, navy blue sweater vest and my blue tie. Its better than wearing those short and ugly short plaid skirts I shrug my shoulders and keep running until I reach my class. “Honey, how are you” Cynthia grabbed my arm from out of nowhere. This isn’t even her class. “ Fine Cynthia” I sighed I tried to shake her off but she wasn’t moving, so instead I made my way to the back where my friends were seated. “Why the long face?” My best friend Alicia aka Aly asked grinning while the others snickered at me I glared at them “Why don’t you tell me” I sat down on the chair across from her, only to have Cynthia sit on my lap. “Anyways. Are you trying out this year for the basketball team” Sean asked another good friend of mine who was dating Ali personally I think they make a cute couple Ali is about 5’4 with brown shoulder length hair she has big brown eyes a plump lips and a heart shaped face that complements her features while Sean has dirty blond hair that is spiked with light green eyes. “Yeah I have to stay in shape and college recruiters come this year” I replied trying to pry Cynthia hand out my hair. “Cynthia please stop messing with my hair and get off of me” I told her she only pouted at me. “But Ash I thought you liked me” she whined at me I looked at her as if she had three heads. “Dude help me” I turned to Alex who was laughing at my distress. “Cynthia, don’t you have to get to class” I asked her trying to avoid this conversation I had with her over and over again. She pouted at me again before nodding and kissing me on the cheek and leaving. “Man she’s hot Ash I don’t see why you don’t like her, you have half of the girls in this school drooling over you shit, you even have a freaking fan club, the gods have blesses you Ash, you have to teach me your ways masters” Alex bowed to me while I turned my nose up at the thought of Cynthia and I together as a couple. Ok so you might be thinking like what the hell is going on, so I’m going to tell you straight up, I’m a lesbian not bi-sexual, but a lesbian. I dress like a guy too; I mean I mine well seeing as though I'm built like one. I’m 5’11, which is pretty tall for a girl. I have short pitch-black hair that I leave in a disheveled aka the bed hair look but I pull it off unlike some people. My eyes are blue with specks of green and black in it. I have broad shoulders and a body that many people wish they could have. I have a six-pack (which took a lot of time to get seeing as though I’m a girl) and a toned body with muscles, but not the over dramatic muscles I have just enough. Oh and for some reason the girls at this school are crazy about me even though there are plenty of guys to go around. “You can have if you want her she annoying” I mumbled Cynthia has tried to be my “Girlfriend” since freshmen year. I of course have no interest in her, but she doesn’t see that, after I slept with her in sophomore year she been all over me even more by the way that was by accident, I was drunk. “She doesn’t like me Ash, she practically in love with you” Alex grumbled I laughed at him along with the others.“What ever man grow some balls and ask her” some kid in the background yelled out.“Dude that’s the problem, I have balls she doesn’t want them” Alex whined causing the whole class to laugh, even I had to laugh at this. “Alex it’s not my fault, I told her I wasn’t interested in her,” I said while patting his head like a five year old he swatted my hand away. “Leave me alone, let me wallow in my self-pity” Alex mumbled causing everyone to roar in laughter again. Man I love my friends they keep you laughing. “Ash do half of these girls even know that you’re a girl?” Sean asked curiously I scratched the back of my head. “I don’t know and don’t really care” I shrugged and turned around when the teacher came in. “Ok class settle down,” Mr. Hubert yelled out before he looked at me. “You are aware that you aren’t in the proper uniform right?” he asked like he has since freshman year. “ No Mr. Hubert, I didn’t realize that I wasn’t in the right uniform. From what I can see it does have the school emblem and the guys are wearing the same uniform, nowhere in the handbook does it say we have to wear the right sex uniform,” I rolled my eyes at him. We go through this everyday and he still asks the same question everyday.“Well, ok then, lets start the lesson. Today we will be learning about Shakespeare plays…” I zoned out and put my ear buds in and listen to music while staring out the window. I felt someone nudge me on my ribs quite painfully I may add. I pulled my earphones out and glared at Alex.“ What do you want Alex” I hissed while rubbing my side.“ Dude the teacher just called on you”“ Yes Mr. Hubert” I plastered a fake smile on my face, staring at him with false enthusiasm.“Well seeing as though you’re not paying attention you will be assigned to escort Ms. Gabrielle to her classes today and you will give her a tour of the school on your break,” I groaned inwardly. Just what I need, I have to practice today before try-outs. Now I’m stuck giving a tour with some random girl “Anyway she’ll be here in a few minutes s…” There was a knock on the door before he could finish his sentence. He went and opened the door. Revealing a gorgeous girl. I mean I have had my share of beautiful girls, but she was heart stopping gorgeous. She had to be about 5’7, she had long blonde hair and big emerald green eyes. Her body was wow can’t even describe it, it was like the uniform was made specifically for her, it complimented all of her curves. “Dude I call dibs on this one” Alex whispered at the other guys, there was a flood of whispers from the guys, who were fussing over who gets her. I rolled my eyes at their immaturity. I looked around all the girls were glaring at her as she walked toward the back to sit in between Alex and I.“Shut up she’s coming back here,” Alex whispered back at them they all turned towards her with lust in their eyes. I had to fight the urge to laugh at their expressions as she sat down between us. “Hey I’m Alex, what might your name be?” Alex said in a husky voice looking her up and down as she squirmed obviously uncomfortable. Again I had to stop from laughing at his ignorance to her discomfort.“Gabrielle” she replied with soft voice looking at him sides way, as he smirked at her.“Wow, a gorgeous name for a gorgeous girl” He took her hand and kissed it softly still grinning at her. She had a horrified expression on her beautiful face. This set me off in a fit of laughter I couldn’t stop laughing.“Oh man, Alex stop please,” I said between laughs Alex glared at me while I continued to laugh.“Shut up Ash” He grumbled at me while I wiped the tears from my eyes.“Sorry man, you should have seen her face man that was priceless,” I laughed before focusing my attention towards the gorgeous girl she was smiling at me.“I’m Ash, I’m sorry about my friend I’ll make sure he stays away from you” I grinned as she began to relax a little. “I’m Gabrielle as you might already know” She smiled and tilted her head a little making her hair cascade to the side.“ I guess he already told you that I’ll be helping you for the rest of today” I asked she nodded, just then the bell rang for the next class I gathered my things up and waited for her with my friends at the door.“Gabrielle this is Aly and her boyfriend Sean and you already met Alex, sadly” I smirked at Alex as he glared at me.“Hi” Gabrielle said smiling at them as they each greeted her. God she was beautiful. I shook my head as my train of thought jumbled up. “We have to get to class, we’ll see you later” Sean said before turning around with Aly and walking off.“ Oh and Ash do not corrupt her I actually like this one” Aly yelled over her shoulder smiling while I chuckled and grabbed Gabrielle’s schedule. She had next period with me.“Good you have math with me, come one” I grabbed her hand, so she wouldn’t get lost in the crowd.“So what made you come here?” I asked nodding at a people as they called my name and waved.“Nothing my parents job,” She replied looking around before spotting a group of girls hanging by the classroom again. I sighed and made my way toward them with no choice seeing as though it was my next class.“ Hi Ash” they all said in unison while glaring at Gabrielle.“ Hey girls” I smiled as they all swooned I shook my head. Weird. I pulled Gabrielle in the class towards the back and sat down.“It seems you’re really popular among the ladies here,” She smirked at me I rolled my eyes. I really wasn’t into the popular thing.“Yeah, I guess so it is really creepy sometimes when they do that” I laid my head on the desk, listening to her laugh. I smiled her face seemed to light up whenever she smiled or laughed. It was cute.“ Most guys love it when they girls swooning for them” She replied back with her eyebrow up.“ No I”“ Ash baby” Cynthia exclaimed from across the room before coming over and glaring at Gabrielle. She quickly sat on my lap.“What do you want Cynthia?” I was really tired of this girl she can’t take a hint.“You know what I want Ash” She spoke in a sexy tone while running her finger along my jaw line. I guess I was supposed to be turned on by this, but I wasn’t and never would be.“No I don’t know, what you want could you please tell me so I can get back to what I was doing? ” I asked politely trying to get her to leave. “Ashy don’t be like that, you know you want me” She purred bringing her face closer to mines while I pulled my head away from her. “No, actually I don’t so could you please get off of me” I asked again aware of Gabrielle watching us. “ Ugh fine then be that way, I know you are playing hard to get” Cynthia exclaimed angrily before stomping out the class. “ So that’s your girlfriend” Oh god, I think I just threw up in my mouth. “God, no far from it she from my “fan” club apparently she started it and half the girls in the school are now apart of it ” I scrunched up my nose at the thought of Cynthia. “Wait you have a fan club?” She asked amused “Apparently I do as you saw the group of girls at the door” with that the teacher walked in and class began. (Gabrielle POV) Today is my first day at my new school, it was actually kind of fun even though I’m getting glared at by most of the female population for hanging out with Ash, I mean I would glare at me to if I was walking down the halls laughing with him, he’s hot. He was about 5’11 or taller with pitch black messy, but it looks good on him, he has striking Caribbean blue eyes, that I couldn’t help but stare into. He was actually pretty nice in fact he was beyond nice, he was a gentleman, he held the door for me and pulled my seat out in the classes that we were in together. I sighed with a smile. I never met someone like him before it was weird because it seemed like my heart would jump at the sight of him. I’m currently in my 5th period class when the bell rings. I stood up with my bags only to see him leaning on the door with his hands in his pockets smiling at me. Good thing I don’t fall for everyone’s charms or I would have melted right in front of him. “Aren’t you a gentleman waiting for me” I joked as we left the classroom.“ Why, yes malady would you like be to carry your books” He bowed at me. We laughed and continued walking.“ So do you have any siblings,” I asked curiously wondering if they all looked like him, so god like.“Yup I have 4 older brothers and 1 older sister”“ That’s a lot of siblings” I replied I would kill myself if I had that many people running around our house.“ Yeah, but it was fun. What about you?”“ One younger sister she’s 4. Where are we going?”“Lunch then I will give you the tour, then its gym class” he replied while grabbing my hand and pulling into the cafeteria we made our way to the lunch line, where he pilled his tray with food.I picked out a sandwich, salad and a soda. He paid for his stuff and waited for me.“That will be 4.75” the lady grumbled at me I reached into my pocket realizing that I left my wallet at home“ Umm is it ok if you charge it to my account, I left my wallet at home” she looked at me“ No money no food” I sighed and was about to turn around to put the food back but a hand stopped me.“Here I’ll pay for it” Ash said handing the money to the lady before I could protest. I hated people paying for my things.“You didn’t have to do that, I’ll pay you back tomorrow,” I told him following him to the table, where I saw his friends from earlier.“Naw its ok I wanted to so I don’t want my money back” he smirked and winked as we sat down I blushed embarrassed, some reason that made my stomach twirl.“Ash you corrupted her didn’t you” Aly yelled at Ash who was smirking.“Nope, I did no such thing,” he chuckled softly; I looked away, discreetly holding my stomach so it would calm down.“Yes you did. Why is she all red then?” Aly accused looking at my face, which I’m sure, grew redder by the second. Ash laughed lightly while smiling down at me, I didn’t help my face much because he had that charming smile that made my heard flutter in weird ways.“That’s not fair, why do you always get the girls” Alex whined again, I didn’t like him much, he was a little creepy“I didn’t get anyone” Ash mumbled sitting down, I sat down next to him silently hoping my cheeks were back to normal.“ Good that means she hasn’t fallen for you, I still have a chance” Alex exclaimed my eyes widened in horror.“ Umm I’m right here you know” I stated he turned my way with a flirty smile“Yes how about you and me go on a date or get away from here” He waggled his eyebrows suggestively. I scooted away completely losing my appetite. Ash laughed and stood up while dragging me up with him.“ Actually we have a tour to do” I sighed in relief as he picked our trays up. Thank God he was here. We said our goodbyes to them ignoring Aly as she told me to resist the temptation. I blushed at her comment as Ash continued to laugh at my face. “ Thanks for getting me out there” he shook my head and put his arm around my shoulder guiding me in the right direction.“He’s not that bad you’ll get used to his antics he used to be the same way with Aly before she started to date Sean” I frowned in disgust.“ So to get him to stop I have to have a boyfriend”“ Basically” I groaned I didn’t need a creep following me around.The tour was quick the last stop was the gym which was happen to be our next class.“And here is the gym come on lets get changed don’t want to be late coach get a little crazy” I let Ash dragged me to the girl’s lockers, which he went into as well he pulled me to the back and grabbed me a pair of shorts and a shirt.“Come, you can have the locker next to Aly” I followed him wondering why he was in the girl locker room? We turned the corner where all the girls were walking around in the underwear and bras not bothered by Ash, some even waved to him and called his name out. I looked up at his handsome face as he smiled and waved backed.“ Hey Aly” He went down the aisle where Aly was standing there in her bra and shorts.“ Ummm not to be rude, but why are you in the girls locker room?” I asked“ Because it’s gym silly,” He replied laughing as he took off his vest and tie before he started unbuttoning his shirt.“ I know its gym, but why are you in the girls locker?” I questioned him he stared at me as Aly clutched her stomach laughing.“Yes Ash, why are you in here?” She asked between laughs“Hahaha very funny Aly” He glared at her and continued to unbutton his shirt. I frowned, not comfortable with this. Was this a cooed changing room?.“Patience young grasshopper” Aly said from behind me I turned around staring at her confused. When I turned back, my breath hitched in my throat, I realized that he was actually a she; she had on a black sports bra that made her chest look flat.“ You’re a girl” I exclaimed, she turned scratching the back of her head I couldn’t help, but notice her well defined packs and muscles that contracted as she moved her arms.“ Well last time I checked I was” She frowned a bit while I stared at her, with my mouth ajar. I was flirting with a girl. A girl took my breath away. What is wrong with me? This can’t be happening. (ASH POV) I wonder if this will change things between her, and me, I mean we just met today and I thought we could become great friends; I honestly thought she knew I was a girl, I really do hope this doesn’t make her think of me differently. I folded my school uniform and put it into my locker. I turned to Gabrielle who still hadn’t changed and appeared to be lost in her thoughts.“Umm Gabrielle hurry up or your going to be late” I waved my hands in front of her face it seemed to snap her out of her thoughts she blushed slightly before responding.“Oh right sorry” She reached for her gym clothes, still seemingly lost.“No problem I’ll wait for you upstairs” I told her and made my way to the gym. (At the end of the day Ash’s basketball try outs)I was sweating bullets while I dribbled the ball dodging some new guy, I made my way to the 3-point line and shot the ball, it swooshed into the net as I ran back to the other side of the court to play defense, I started thinking about Gabrielle. Gabrielle pretty much seemed to be avoiding me, after gym let out I saw her walking down the hallway by herself. It’s not like she needed my help because I had pretty much showed her the rest of the school and where her last 2 classes where. I sighed thinking I mean she might not be avoiding me, but then again when she saw me coming down the hall, she turned the opposite direction away from me, but she may have not seen me, but then again she looked straight at me. Well I think she did, ugh this is frustrating. I was so distracted by my thoughts that I didn’t notice a guy running straight towards me I didn’t have enough time to move so I ended up sprawled out on the floor, I heard a whistle blow.“Davis get up and focus” I heard the coach yell before he blew the whistle again. I looked up to see Seth’s hand out. I reached out and he hauled me up.“Dude you need to concentrate whatever’s on your mind you need to let it go until the end of try outs, you have to make the team Point Guard because the new guy is trying for your spot so get your head in the game” Sean told me before we got back in our positions. He was right I had to focus. For the rest of practice I pushed Gabrielle to the back of my head and concentrated on the try-outs. The coach finally blew the whistle after three long grueling hours of try-out.“Alright guys the positions will be posted tomorrow on the gym doors, now go home and take a shower” The coach told us before he went to his office. I was exhausted as I grabbed my duffel bag and basketball.“That was torture,” Sean said dragging his feet as we walked outside to our trucks. “I know, but it won’t be like that during regular season practice” I pulled out my keys and unlocked my door.“True last time try-outs was like that, but what was up with you today you seemed distracted” he asked eying me suspiciously“Yeah, well I’m wiped man, I’ll talk to you later” I said quickly avoiding the conversation, I jumped into my truck and waved at him as he yelled, “this conversation isn’t over yet” I pulled off and headed home. I lay on my bed staring at my ceiling thinking about Gabrielle. I thought she would be different from most people, but I guess I was wrong, I guess I did kind of shock her with it, but still she didn’t have to go out her way and ignore me all day. Ugh I grabbed my pillow and screamed in it out of frustration. I continued to do this until I heard a knock on my door.“Come in” my voice was muffled due to the fact that my face was still in the pillow. I felt my bed dip as they sat down next to me.“Ash what’s up with you? I heard you screaming,” My older brother Jesse asked, I removed my head out the pillow.“Nothing, just thinking about something,” I mumbled running my hand through my hair, a habit I had since I was young.“You mean someone,” He accused giving me a knowing look“No, I mean something, look I’m tired from practice and it’s late so shoo” I pulled him up from my bed and pushed him out the door. I walked back to my bed only to hear my door opening again.“You know I’m always here to talk sis right?” He asked with his head half way in the door. I sighed and got into my bed.“Yeah, I know,” I mumbled as he closed the door and as I drifted off to sleep. I don’t know why I’m so caught up in her anyways sure it was cool hanging out with her and maybe, just maybe I like her, I mean sure when I look at her, I can’t wipe the smile off my face. Shit, I’m smiling now just thinking about her, but it was too soon for that right? (Next day)(Gabrielle POV) After thinking last night I realized that I shouldn’t have ignored Ash, I guess I can apologize today in class. I’m actually really nervous to go to first period, which is why I’m standing outside the door pacing back and forth wondering how I should approach her.“Gabrielle… can… I…talk to…. you,” I looked up seeing Ash out of breath and bending over trying to catch it. I blushed embarrassed from the way I acted yesterday.“I’m sorry,” We both blurted out at the same time, I could feel my face heat up again as we both laughed nervously.“I should have told you, I’m sorry if I made you uncomfortable,” She said while rubbing the back of her neck. She was staring at me hesitantly as I shook my head.“No, I was immature, I don’t know it’s just kind of shocked me because you’re…” I shut my mouth before I could blurt out something that would end confusing me.“I’m,” She urged to me finish with a smile that could kill.“Nothing, I just feel…” I stopped again; she chuckled and leaned down to me with her charming smirk.“I was up all night thinking of you,” she paused and leaned back quickly with a faint blush“That sounded weird, but do you believe in love at first sight?” she asked my heart stopped in my chest, making me back into the locker.“I d-d-don’t k-know,” I stuttered she smiled and cupped my face.“I think I experienced it the other day,” she leaned in, I could hear my heart hammering loudly in my chest, it decided it wanted to beat again and not at a good moment I could barely concentrate on my thoughts right now, all I could see was a red light saying this was fast too fast. I bit my lip nervously, seeing her eyes travel down to them with lust and want running through them.“I was wondering if you would like to experience it with me?” she pressed her lips on the edge of my mouth. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up as shock went through my body causing goose bumps to jump onto my skin. She pressed her forehead against mines. I could smell the mints evading my nose along with the strong scent of cologne.“Be my friend,” I nodded not really paying attention as I leaned up to her. My mind was focused on her lips they seemed so inviting. I slapped myself mentally for thinking like that, but I couldn’t help it, they were very welcoming.“Okay,” I mumbled feeling her mouth brush lightly against mines, I gasped and backed away. I think this is that feeling my mom always told me about the tingling in toes and the butterflies in your stomach. I couldn’t be in love with her. I just met her.“Is it possible love at first sight?” I whispered confused, she only stared into the depth of my eyes it felt like she was reading into my soul.“We’ll never know until we find out,” she brushed her lips against mines creating that electric shock as my heart practically jumped out my chest.“Help me find out,” Even though she spoke softly I could hear the strain and plead lingering in her voice, I swallowed, who knew something like this could happen I didn’t know what was going on, but I knew these feelings were new and so raw to me. I had to take advantage of them. It’s been fifty years since that day; the day I had embraced her with an open heart and mind. I never regretted it. She was my one and only. A stray tear fell on her name engraved into the stone.“Mom,” my children shouted, but I could see Ash smiling down at me. I reached out taking hold of her hand. It was time.“I missed you,” she gazed into my eyes intensely with her piercing blue ones. I stared at her young face that never seemed to age; even with the crows feet she managed to still look young. “Everyone is waiting,” She pointed to the bright light; I stared in awe, my family and friends were waving, they didn’t seem to age a bit. Ash squeezed my hand; I looked down at our hands intertwined, seeing them both young and wrinkled free. I didn’t think it was possible, but I was finally being reunited with my love.