The first time he saw her she was looking out the window of a bus. He swore he had never seen anyone as beautiful as her. She must have been in deep thought as she didn't seem to notice anything that was going on around her. Suddenly she looked straight at him and smiled. He smiled back and was on Cloud 9 for the rest of the day.

Later he was looking through his friend's room when he sees a picture of her. "Is she a model?"

His friend just laughed, "Not that I know of. I've told you about her before; she went to primary school with me – we were the best of friends."

"I swear saw her in Adelaide!"

His friend shrugged, "She boards here. The high school in Northam isn't that good."

The sound of the doorbell echoed down the hallway. His friends face suddenly lit up, "I'd better go see who's there."

"This is Cole, Cole this is the friend from Northam I was telling you about."

He looked up quickly; she was standing there right in front of him!

Her eyes widened, "I've seen you before! You might not remember-"

Cole interrupted her, "oh he remembers you."

"Cole" he said to his friend in a warning tone.

"Yes?" Cole's smile was huge.

"Shut up or I'll tell your mum."

"About what?" she looked at him curiously.

He felt his face go red, "um ... j – just about –"

Cole interrupted his stuttering, "She doesn't need to know. If you tell her I'll tell her about you."

"Now I'm even more curious," she said as she sat down on the bed next to him. She started bouncing a little. "Tell me please?" she smiled at him.

"Hey! Stop that! I don't want to see the bed bouncing with the two of you on it!"

She stuck out her tongue then waved her left hand in front of Cole's face. "We've had this talk before; remember what this ring means?"

Cole nodded sagely, "Yeah, yeah – that you're engaged."

"You're engaged?!" Cole laughed at the look on his friend face then winced.



"Don't be mean," she scolded him when she sat down again. "You can't hit me back and I'm going to hit you every time you're mean to him."

"I've known you for longer! Shouldn't you be on my side?" Cole asked grumpily.

"Nope," she grinned. "He's much cuter... and huggable!"

She grabbed James and pulled him into a hug. "See?"

Cole laughed, "I think he's still in shock from the engagement announcement."

She looked James in the eye. "I am not – nor ever have been – engaged. I am Christian – its a purity ring."

He gaped like a fish, then let out a sigh of relief, "That's good."

Her eyes tinkled, "Care to share why that's such good news?"

"Um ... Because ... Um because-"

"Because he thinks you're beautiful enough to be a model – he actually thought you were a model when he saw some of the pictures of you in my room. He also thinks you're his Cinderella to his Prince Charming and wants you to fall in love and live happily ever after."

"Cole – Cinderella had a normal Prince; it was Snow White who had the Prince Charming. And I told you some people think I'm pretty. You're just jealous 'cause I'm better looking then you." She turned to James. "Well if I'm going to be your princess can I get your mobile number?"

"What? Wait... you..."

"James; she wants your mobile number and to be your Cinderella – you're more of a normal Prince then a Prince Charming. If you two can remember each other from seeing the other out of a car window more than three weeks ago you're kinda meant to be. Now that we have that sorted can we please do something a little more interesting then finding true loves?"