A/N: Revised! This story is being revised since it was first submitted. This chapter has changed a teeny weeny bit since I first uploaded it. If this is your first time reading, I hope you enjoy the story!

Maria was lying down on her soft comfortable bed thinking about what just happened earlier this morning. Her stepbrother had hit on her! She wasn't sure if she was looking too much into something or if he was just joking. Everybody knew her stepbrother, John was attractive and the two of them would make an attractive couple. Maria was beautiful with her long, dark brown hair, green eyes and curvy figure. John had light, hazel eyes and dark hair the color of chocolate. He was well-toned, athletic, smart and funny. Basically, he is the perfect catch for any girl, but he's her stepbrother. Maria slowly drifted off into dreamland and tried not to think about her step brother, which wasn't an easy task.
Earlier that morning Maria woke up and got ready for school. She brushed her teeth, took her shower and threw on some tight jeans and a dark tank top. After curling her brown hair around her face, she finished off her look with some jewelry, eyeliner and lip gloss.

She bolted down the stairs and started preparing herself a bowl of cereal to eat. Just as she was about to sit down a pair of arms wrapped themselves around her waist.

"You smell delicious," John said while embracing his step sister.

"John what are you doing?" asked Maria with a worried look on her face.

"I'm just giving you a good morning hug."

John removed his arms and kissed Maria on the cheek. Maria's body froze and an instant blush appeared on her face.

"Good morning sweet cheeks, how are you doing this morning?" John asked as he sat down to eat an orange muffin with some apple juice.

Maria looked strangely at John's choice for breakfast.

"I'm fine; you're in a good mood today."

"I'm always in a good mood when you're around sweet cheeks"

"Don't call me sweet cheeks."

"I don't think you want me calling you what else I have in mind."

"Jonathan that is no way to talk to your sister!" said a tall handsome man in a dark blue suit entering the kitchen.

"Dad, she's not my real sister, she's my stepsister and I want to show her how much I care for her." John grinned.

"John, I'm warning you."

"I didn't do anything." John said with an innocent look on his face.

"She said she doesn't want to be called sweet cheeks, so stop this right now. I know today is the first day of school, but please refrain from using your skills on your sister. It's rude and downright disgusting!" said John's dad in a commanding voice.

"I'm sorry dad it won't happen again. I'm sorry Maria if I made you feel uncomfortable," apologized John.

Maria put her hand on John's shoulder, "Its ok John, just don't do it again. We are a family and we may have different ways of showing each other that we care for each other, but please respect my wishes."

"I will," said John as he took a bite out of his orange muffin.

"Good boy. I'm headed off to work, enjoy your first day of school and behave well," said Ray, John's father and Maria's stepfather, as he grabbed a muffin and kissed his children goodbye.

John and Maria finished their breakfast, grabbed their messenger bags and started off to their first day of school after summer vacation.

They made their way outside and were greeted by the bright sun blazing into their eyes.

John put his hands into his packets while Maria adjusted her shades over her eyes. "So what do you think it will be like this year, Maria?"

"I don't know. I know it's going to be different since it's our last year, but I hope to make the best out of it."

"Well, I want-"

"Looks like we're almost here and I guess you'll find out sooner then you expected!" Maria interrupted John assuming she knew what he was going to say. They saw students driving into the parking lot and the big yellow buses dropping students off at their destination. John spotted his group of friends and waved.

"Catch ya later, sis."

"Bye bro."

The two were off to begin their last year of high school, having no idea the drama that was going to head their way.

Maria entered the school gates and felt the air conditioning caress her arms as she walked in the hallway. She was happy and sad that this would be her last year of high school. She didn't want to leave her friends and favorite teachers behind, but she was ready to move on to the next level of her life. She went to her homeroom and played with her new school supplies. After she got her class schedule she was off to World History. She took a seat in the back of the classroom, sat down and listened to the teacher talk about China's past.

Before she knew it school was over, since it was a half day schedule she was on her way home. She arrived home, ran upstairs and threw herself face down on her comfy bed. Suddenly, a massive force was on top of her. Whoever it was started to hold her down making it hard for her to move.

"Hi sweet cheeks," smirked John as he turned Maria over onto her back and handcuffed her hands to the bedposts.

"John I told you not to call me that! What are you doing?" She screamed as John took over her body.

"I'm making you mine for good," he smirked as he raised her shirt and tickled her flesh. Maria started to scream, but John shut her up by pressing his lips to hers in a passionate kiss that turned into a heated tongue battle, that left them panting and gasping for breath.

"Maria I…"

"Maria, wake up this instance!" yelled Maria's teacher sternly, "I will not have you sleeping in my class!"

"I'm sorry it won't happen again," Maria apologized as she blushed when students started to laugh at the incident.

Maria couldn't believe that she was daydreaming about her stepbrother in class! She started to flush as she remembered the passionate daydream she had. Why was she having suggestive thoughts? She did not want to continue down that path and hoped to shake off the strange effects that he was putting on her.

Maria was on her way home as her cell phone vibrated. She opened her phone and saw that she received a text message from an unknown sender. "I wish I could tell you how I feel about you", the text read before she tripped and fell down on the uneven sidewalk.

She brushed herself off, retrieved her belongings and continued walking home. When she entered her house she smelled something heavenly and simply divine. She recognized the scent of homemade sugar cookies with multicolored sprinkles. Maria started to salivate and rushed to the kitchen. She collided with someone and could not believe who it was.

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