Chapter 1 Introduction

Present time…

At one point in your life, you have probably heard the phrase, "You never really know what you've got till it's gone," right? You probably didn't think in concerned you at the time, either. But then, the time comes when you finally realize you've lost everything you never really knew you had. And after that moment, your life's never the same again, no matter how hard you try to change things back to the way they were before.

I still remember when I experienced exactly that, but for you to fully understand my story, I'll have to take you back to four years ago, when my life changed forever.

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Four years earlier…

Taunting filled my ears as my fellow 13-year old classmates continued to bully me, throwing food from their lunches at my once clean, long, chocolate brown curly hair as I shielded my ocean blue eyes from their view. Every day, the insults and pranks grew worse, but I didn't do anything about it. I didn't have the guts to stand up for myself, and my low self-esteem didn't help things.

I was by far the chubbiest kid in my class, and Jake Worthington wouldn't let me forget it either. He has been picking on me for years, never failing to make me cry. Jake was easily the cutest boy in my class with his emerald green eyes and jet black hair, but I got over that crush a long time ago. Having him as my own personal tormentor for 7 hours, 5 days a week, ever since he first moved here in second grade does that to a person.

My mom, Genevieve Winters, and I, Alexandria Winters, lived in a dingy apartment complex about 2 blocks from Sunnyside Middle School, where I am right now, whilst my dad, Rick Davis, lives in England as the owner of a multi-billion dollar corporation called Davis Industries. No one knows my family has money, or that I'm even related to the famous Rick Davis, as my mom's a waitress at a local diner, and I go by her last name.

A plate of spaghetti is dropped on my head, cutting my thoughts short. And just guess who did that? Yep, Jake. Tears were threatening to fall as I listened to Jake's taunts.

"Get out of this school you ugly cow, no one wants you here!" Jake's cronies and my classmates start repeating it too.

"Leave, we all hate you anyway!"

"Get out of here, fatso!"

Not being able to take the insults anymore, I took one last look at Jake's face before running out the doors of the cafeteria and straight to the girl's bathroom. I spent the rest of the school day crying in one of stalls. No one came to see if I was okay, but then again, why would they? No one cared, not really.

As soon as the bell rang for the end of school, I wiped the remaining tears off my face and slowly pulled open the door of the bathroom stall. Looking around quickly, I made sure no one was around before quietly exiting the stall and leaving the bathroom. I then proceeded to run down the hallway and out the school doors as fast as I could.

Arriving at my doorstep, I was a little confused since my mom's car wasn't in the driveway like it usually was, but I didn't really think anything of it. However, when my mom didn't come home an hour later, I knew something was wrong.

It wasn't like her to be this late and, if she was, she always made sure to call. Looking out the window, I saw a cop car sitting in the driveway where my mom's car should have been sitting. And then, as if right on cue, the door bell rang. I walked slowly to the front door and opened it, coming face to face with a police officer.

"Are you Alexandria Winters?" he asked with a solemn voice.

"Yes," I said hesitantly, not sure if I wanted to hear what he had to say next. I was right, because the next words that came out of his mouth made my blood run cold.

"I'm sorry to inform you that your mother, Genevieve Winters, got in a car accident earlier this evening, and she died instantly upon impact."

"Wh-what?"

"Do you have any other family members to stay with miss?"

"My- my father, Rick Davis", I stuttered, with tears running freely down my face.

"Well come with me, and we will contact him immediately," the police officer said before motioning for me to follow him.

I slid into the back seat of police car, closing the door behind me, still in shock about what I had just learned. Slowly, the police man began backing out of my drive way, and it was then that I realized how quick my life had changed. In just one moment, I had lost everything, and there was nothing I could do to change that.

Now, I was most likely headed to England to live with my estranged father who I haven't seen since I was toddler. My father—a man who left my mom and I when I was a mere two years of age—a man that I hardly knew at all.

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That day, I didn't just lose a mother; I lost my best and only friend, too. No one really understands why I am the way I am today, cold-hearted and embittered. My dad is so consumed in his precious work that he doesn't seem to get that he can't fix me, no one can. I am the only person who can change me. In fact, unbeknownst to anyone, I have created a five step process to get over my past and become the kind of daughter I always knew my mom wanted, even if she never said it out loud.

Step 1: Improve outward appearance/lose weight

Step 2: Become more social

Step 3: Join a sports team

Step 4: Get a boyfriend

Step 5: (this is just for my own enjoyment) Get revenge on those who made my life hell four years ago-esp. Jake Worthington.

I've completed everything on my list except step number 5, and to complete that I have to go to the place where it all started, Sunnydale, California.

My old classmates won't know what hit them. Say goodbye to weak, little Alexandria Winters, and say hello to Alex Davis.

Karma's a bitch, a real nasty one.

So, just call me...Karma.

*cue evil laugh*

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