I write stories like movies. Legally Blonde inspired me to finish law school but I dream of caramel lattes in the morning and travelling to amazing places in the afternoon. The teen fiction on my blog is inspired by the classics Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. Tweeting @summerdaylight
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Bella Cinderella by Summer Day (If The Shoe Fits, Wear It) #eight #TheEnd
If the Shoe Fits, Wear it Huck
and Ruby said their goodbyes.
“Thanks for the invite,” Ruby whispered.
“Yeah, this was way freakier than we
Ruby hugged Jewel. “Awesome party, people
will be talking about it for years to come,” Ruby said, “especially since we
have footage,” Ruby waved her smart phone.
“Uploading it soon…” Huck added.
“Don’t go, guys, the fight is so much fun,”
Jewel added as her stepsisters continued to hurl shoes at each other and Marco
waited coolly on the pavement for
Giovanni to arrive in his car.
“We’re going to see if we can get a ride
with them,” Ruby said. “Just think… a real Italian prince.”
“He’s not a prince,” Ruby said. “It says
here his family are rich but untitled.”
“Well, the internet never lies…” The two
friends left discussing how they could ever have believed the rumor that there
was a prince at Venice Beach High.
was packing up his guitar, after playing the required set.
Jewel’s eyes were sparkling as she walked
“Hey, that was amazing,” Jewel said.
“Aren’t you in my English class?”
Riff looked up at her, blue eyes, dark
hair and a smile as handsome as the sun and said, “Yes.”
“So… I never heard anyone play Happy Birthday
like that before.”
“Oh… I’ve had lots of practice.”
At this moment, Jewel’s step family were
shouting at each other again and Jewel wanted out. She was so over playing
Cinderella to those trampettes. Meanwhile, Riff had worked up the courage to
ask Jewel to go out with him.
“Hey, I was wondering if you’d like to go to
this diner with me?” Riff asked. “I always go after I’ve finished playing,
helps me wind down…”
“Yes, sure,” Jewel said, “Like I’d want to
Together they piled into Riff’s car. It
wasn’t particularly flashy but it was comfortable on the inside, and it drove
“I’m saving up to buy a new one,” Riff told
“Oh, I don’t mind,” Jewel replied. “This car
totally rocks.” Just like you, she wanted to add.
Falling in love at first sight can make you
forget things. So, while Marco was being berated by Giovanni for disappearing and
the nasty stepsisters were tearing each other’s hair out in the argument to end
all arguments, Jewel rode happily with Riff along the West Coast towards this
little beach shack diner. Neither of them could speak as they took their places
in their booth. Riff chose a song on the old-fashioned juke box and let Jewel
pick the next two.
liked it here. It reminded him of when he was young. It had been decades since
he’d met anyone as amazing as Jewel.
waitress came with the menu but Riff only ordered a drink.
was starving and ate her sandwich hungrily.
she finished, they both looked at each other.
what if Riff wasn’t some dude whose parent’s owned an island?
So what if Jewel wasn’t of noble birth?
Afterwards, they drove to the beach.
Riff had never expected to meet this
girl. He was supposed to be sampling a few months of ‘normal’ school then his
parents expected him home. He thought his disguise had worked pretty well – low
key, second hand car. But with Jewel, he wanted to tell her everything. He
wanted to tell her the truth.
Jewel had found something that had been
missing from her teenage world up until now. No amount of money, jewels, fast
cars, golden slippers or tiaras would replace instant chemistry.
When Riff parked the car near the ocean
across the road from the diner, Jewel stole a kiss on his perfect lips. For a
first kiss, it sizzled. Riff used all his power to hold back his fangs. Given
that her blood appealed, his restraint was a miracle in itself but he couldn’t
let himself get that close too quickly, again. His parents would freak out. The
Crown Vampire Prince and a ‘normal’? His father would say it could never be.
Riff took Jewel’s hand. He didn’t care
what his parent’s thought.
he said, “I want to show you where I live.”
when Jewel noticed she wasn’t wearing any shoes.
“I must have left them on the dance floor.”
Sure enough, there they were; gold turned
to glass amid the streamers, balloons and remnants of the party to end all
parties. Bella Cinderella amazon kindle:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AQRYEY0
Teenage Fairy Tales: a collectionby Summer Daycontinue in Snow Bright and The Magic Mermaid...
Day is the author of Pride &
Princesses, Wuthering Nights, Anne Eyre and Truly - teen novels inspired by classics. Snow
Bright and The Magic Mermaid are
parts two and three of Teenage Fairy Tales: a collection – Bella Cinderella, Snow Bright and The Magic Mermaid are inter-connected novellas inspired by classic
fairy tales. All Summer's novels are currently available on Amazon. (Many chapters are on this blog!)