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The Player Next Door

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After having her heart broken by her childhood friend turned boyfriend, Rylie Myers was convinced that love wasn't for her. The arrival of Blake Weston, a hot teen model and playboy who coincidentally turned out to be her new next door neighbor only added to her conviction that all boys were the same. After getting off on a bad foot, a feud ensued between the two with no particular end in sight. Things however took a turn when they accidentally shared a kiss. Both Rylie and Blake were determined to put the incident behind them until circumstances forced them to keep up a charade that involved them being something more than enemies. As fake feelings gradually become real, will Rylie fall for the player next door? Or is she just in for another heartbreak?

Chapter 1 - The Hottie I Hate

Rylie's POV

My eyes peeled open as a full blast of sunshine hit me in the face. I groaned as I turned over, trying to get some sleep when my brother suddenly sauntered into the room.

"Rylie! Wake up!"

I ignored him trying to act as though I was still asleep. He called me a few more times but eventually left when I didn't budge only to return a few moments later and before I knew what was going on, he was pouring a bucket of icy cold water all over me.

"Myles!!!" I yelled frigidly.

He smirked and said, "Good morning to you, sis."

"I am so going to kill you," I yelled running after him.

"Guys! Guys! What is it now?" my mom asked, Myles hiding behind her.

"Myles poured cold water all over me."

"Only because she wouldn't wake up," Myles yelled back and I growled.

"Rylie, go get ready for school. Myles, go up to Rylie's room and clean up the mess the mess you made."

"But Mom…" He tried arguing but one look from my mom stopped him.

Instead he sighed and groaned out a "Yes Ma'am."

As he passed by me, I stuck out my tongue.

"You're such a child."

"And you're such a jerk," I replied, heading up the stairs to the bathroom.

I got to the bathroom and took off all my clothes before heading to the shower and turning it on. It felt good as the warm water cascaded down my body. I was done in no time and I came out to find my room sparkling clean.

I headed towards my closet and picked out the clothes to wear which were a white tank top, blue ripped jeans and white sneakers.

Once I was done dressing, I packed all my necessities into my backpack and headed downstairs for breakfast.

"Morning Mom. Morning Dad. Morning butthead brother of mine."

"Morning to you too, fish face," Myles retorted but before I could reply, my mom jumped in and said "That's enough you two. Eat your breakfast."

"Yes mom," we replied in unison, still giving each other the stink eye.

"So Mom, what's with the noise next door?" I asked, halfway through my sandwich.

"Well we have new neighbors."

"New neighbors!?" I asked, louder than I intended.

"Yeah, new neighbors."

"Who are they?" I tried to ask as casually as I could.

"I haven't had time to meet them yet but they got here late yesterday. You were already asleep."

"Oh okay," I replied going back to my food as I took a trip down memory lane.

The house next door had belonged to my boyfriend, or rather ex boyfriend. He and his family had to move away during the summer and despite all my hopes that we could do it long distance, it didn't work out.

A few weeks after they moved, he uploaded a picture of himself and a girl kissing. I tried calling him to talk it out but he didn't pick my calls…and basically ruined my summer.

I told myself I was over it but it's hard to get over something like that.

"Thanks for the excellent food, Mom. Now I gotta go," I said standing up from my chair and heading to the kitchen sink where I dumped my plate.

"Bye Mom. Bye Dad. Bye butthead," I said as I headed out of the house, not waiting to hear my brother's response.

I made my way to my car and went in. I closed the door, started the car and reversed out of the drive way before heading in the direction of my school.

Rylie Myers is my name. I'm nineteen and I live in Los Angeles, California with my mom, dad and my dumb twin brother, Myles. We live a pretty comfortable life and I really couldn't be happier. I also have two best friends, Olivia and Mason but you'll get to meet them later.

And that's basically all you need to know about me. There's more but you'll find those out later on.

***

"Hey Liv."

"Hey Ry. How goes it?" Olivia asked as we both stepped out of our cars.

"It's okay, I guess. I have a new neighbor."

"Someone moved into Asher's apartment? Who?"

"No clue. Haven't met them yet but I probably will soon enough. My mom's probably gonna have them over for dinner or something."

"Yeah. You're right."

We continued talking as we made our way to our lockers where Mason caught up with us.

"Hey girls."

"Hi Mace," Olivia and I replied in unison.

"How was your summer?" I asked.

"Totally amazing!"

"Of course it was. Not everyone is lucky enough to win a lottery to go to The Bahamas," Olivia said with a mocking flair.

"Well I did ask you to come with me…"

"Yeah right. In your dreams, lover boy," Olivia snorted then laughed.

Mason joined in but his was an awkward chuckle. He's had a crush on Olivia for years but Olivia has always seen him as a friend, nothing more. Poor Mason!

Anyways I was able to shift the topic and soon we were all laughing together.

Suddenly a high pitched scream suddenly rent the air. I was about checking to see if someone was in trouble when several girls began to scream as well.

I took one look and sighed immediately upon recognizing the source of their screams. It was simple.

There was a new hottie in school! (eye roll)

This happened nearly ever year and judging by their scream, this guy had to be Shawn Mendes cute. The screams increased, there were giggles and chuckling and some girls even began fainting, all of which was comical to me as I stood, patiently waiting to see the cause of everyone's excitement.

I finally did and even I had to admit… The guy was hot! Very hot if I'm to say the truth but for some reason, as soon as I saw him, I instantly disliked him.

Maybe it had something to do with the swagger with which he carried himself or the air of arrogance that surrounded him or the look on his face as he basked in all the attention he was receiving… Whatever it was, I just decided I didn't like the guy.

I've never been one to judge people based on appearances but something about this guy just didn't sit right with me. He just seemed too polished, too perfect…

Something about him just didn't settle well with me. I know it's weird considering the fact that I don't know the guy but something about him didn't feel right.

Anyways, it may not be anything serious. It could just possibly be because of what happened with my ex.

"Oh my gosh Rylie! Are you seeing this?" Olivia said tugging on my arm, her eyes fixed on the new guy.

"I'm seeing it. I'm seeing," I managed to reply as casually as I could.

Sure he was hot but no one needed to know that I felt that way.

"Oh wow! Who is that guy?" Olivia asked after he moved on.

"How would I know? I've standing right here with you since."

"Oh please! He's not even that hot," Mason butted in, obviously annoyed at all the attention the new guy was getting but even I had to arch an eyebrow at him. "You're kidding right?"

"No. He is not that hot!"

Olivia stared at him for a few seconds before bursting into laughter.

"Oh my gosh Mace! Are you jealous?" she asked in between laughs.

"Of course not!" Mason retorted, obviously embarrassed and annoyed but Olivia didn't notice and kept laughing.

"Oh my gosh! You totes are! I can't believe this!" she said as she continued laughing.

Thankfully, the bell rang and I watched as Mason stormed off, leaving Olivia and I alone.

"What's his deal?" Olivia asked and I contemplated telling her the true reason but I decided against it.

"He probably isn't feeling too well. Come on, let's get to class. We don't wanna be late on the first day no less."

"Yeah. You're right."

***

Our first class went by as uneventful as could be. It was Maths and it was extremely boring. Nevertheless we pulled through and went on to our next class: History.

However, just before class, I made a visit to the toilet where I ran into an unexpected visitor.

"So we'll catch up later?" I said to Olivia who nodded as I made my way to the toilet where I saw quite a sight.

I opened the door to find a girl giving someone who I recognized as the new guy a blowjob in the girl's bathroom.

"Oh my gosh!" I yelled, horrified at the sight in front of me.

Neither behaved as though they saw me and continued until the guy released all over her face.

I watched as she smiled and licked her lips before washing her face clean with water.

"Later baby," the girl said blowing him a kiss before leaving.

I watched the whole scene with my jaw down before eventually bringing my eyes back to him who was leaning against the wall with a satisfied smirk on his face.

"Oh my God!" I yelled staring at him. "What the heck was that?"

Instead of apologising, he scowled at me and asked "Don't you have any manners at all?"

"Excuse me!?"

"You heard me, didn't you parents teach you any manners? If you wanted in, you could have just indicated."

"First of all, gross. Secondly, what the heck are you saying? I wasn't the one getting a “blowjob” in the girl's bathroom!"

"And? If you felt offended, you could have just left. Instead you stayed and watched."

"Only because I was too shocked to move, asshat!"

"Mm-hmm. Whatever you say, girlie… Also, feel free to tell me if you want to hook up. You look like you need it," he winked and walked out of the bathroom.

"Okay… What the heck was that?" I asked myself as I stared at the door, unable to get the image of what I'd witnessed out of my head.

Gross! Just plain gross!

***

"Um excuse me. But you're on my seat." I said gently tapping on his shoulder.

He looked up and groaned "Oh it's you."

"Whatever dipshit! You're on my seat."

"I didn't see anyone here so no."

"This is my seat. I sit here every time in this class."

"That doesn't make it yours now, does it?"

I sighed. "I'm really not in the mood for all this, um…"

"Blake."

"Yeah Blake. So could you please get up and find another seat?"

"NO! You find another seat. I'm sitting right here and there's nothing you can do to change that…unless you would like to sit on my lap, of course," he winked at me.

"Eww! No," I replied, shivering at the thought.

"Miss Myers, could you please take your seat? Class is about to begin," the teacher said, alerting me to her presence.

Blake snickered and I fought the urge to hit him as I took a seat a few chairs away from him.

"Prick!" I thought as I glared daggers at the back of his head for the remainder of the class.

***

"So…I heard that you and Blake had a little showdown in History class?" Olivia remarked as we grabbed our trays and joined the lunch line.

"Blake? Oh you mean that new guy?"

"Yeah. Him. So…what happened?"

"Ugh! He's so annoying and incredibly full of himself."

"Oh really? Are you sure you don't like him?"

"Eww! Gross no! Of course not! I don't even see what's so special about him."

"Uh…he's cute and crazy hot."

"He's not that hot!"

"Oh well! If you say so. Still, I won't be surprised if you're with him by graduation."

"Now that will never happen," I replied as we made our way to our table.

We continued talking and laughing as we made our way to our table only to get closer and find that it was already being occupied.

"What's going on here?" I asked as Olivia and I came to view the occupants and unfortunately for me, Blake was there.

"Oh my gosh! Not you again. What are you doing here!?" I asked glaring at him.

"Well I got my lunch and I found an empty table which I am now occupying with these very lovely girls," he said gesturing towards the girls seated around him who giggled at his words.

"Who's your friend if I may ask?" he asked, gesturing towards Olivia who giggled and waved.

I rolled my eyes and said "Well can you and your fan group move? We were planning on sitting here."

"I don't see why I should move? You met us here so you either sit or leave?"

"Maybe we should leave, Ry. No need to make a scene," Olivia said tugging on my sleeve.

"I am not leaving. We always sit here. He can't just move in and steal our spot."

"It's a public cafeteria and anyone can sit anywhere so you can either join us or leave."

By now, everyone's eyes were on us and I could feel the rage in me rising as I fought to keep from slapping that stupid smirk off his face. I took a deep breath and said "Let's go, Liv."

As we walked away, amidst the giggles and murmuring, I heard Blake mutter something that sounded like "Stuck up snobby b*tch!"

Once hearing that, I stopped and dropped my tray on the table in front of me and picked up the bowl of soup on my tray. With it in my hand, I walked back to Blake and emptied the bowl of soup on his head to the very last drop.

"What the heck was that for?" he yelled at me.

"Simple! You called me a b*tch so I behaved like one."

And with that, I turned around and walked back to my seat.

"Really Ry?" Olivia asked, staring at me.

"Yup," I answered, popping the 'p' at the end.

***

"Mom! Dad! I'm home," I announced as I walked into the house. I looked around and found my mom in the kitchen.

"Hey Mom. Whatcha cooking?" I asked after pecking her on the cheek.

"Well I invited our neighbors over for dinner."

"Oh okay. I'll be in my room then."

"Oh no! You don't. Go wash up. They'll be here soon and you'll be joining us."

"But Mom…" I whined but one look from her made me change my mind.

"Okay Mom," I answered instead as I made my way to my room.

I took a shower and wore a comfortable dress before making my way downstairs just as the doorbell rang.

"I'll get it." I yelled as I made my way to the door.

"Welcome, Mr and Mrs… Wait! What are you doing here!?" I yelled as I came face to face with a very familiar face.

Chapter 2 - Dinner... and a Show?

Blake's POV

Being the person that I am, I've met a lot of girls in my life but none could be as annoying or bitchy as Rylie Myers. With her dumb name and annoying attitude, without even knowing her that much, I've come to hate her deeply.

I'm usually not someone who judges people without knowing them but any girl who pours soup on me just because she claimed I stole her “spot” is definitely not someone I would want to know…ever!

So you can imagine my shock and surprise when on my visit with my family to our new neighbour's apartment, the door is opened by none other than the girl I seem to hate most in the world, Rylie Myers.

"Tell me this isn't happening…tell me this isn't happening!" I muttered repeatedly as I came face to face with her.

"Welcome, Mr and Mrs… Wait! What are you doing here!?" she yelled once her eyes met mine but I really had no answer for her as I stared at her, still trying to

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