Aaron grabbed his board, stepping on one side to flip it into his hands. On his way out the door, he grabbed his backpack and yelled a goodbye to his mom. Normally, he wouldn't, but she had made it known that she was worried about what he'd become. Aaron wanted to show her that nothing had changed.

The truth was, Aaron had changed. He used to be your classic nice guy... Sweet, caring, good grades, the works. Now, he was so far from that, he couldn't even remember the names of his old friends. It wasn't like he was ever going to be seen talking to them again. Aaron had gotten into skateboarding, and the people he met changed him. They convinced him to drink, do drugs, and sneak out of his house late at night. Aaron was ashamed of it.

As he glided down the street on his board, he watched each perfect little house whiz by. He counted them. One... two... three... And then he passed his school. Aaron had no intention of stopping there in the first place. School was something he was scared of. He didn't want to deal with the bullies, the teachers convinced he was a dead beat, the girls who looked at him with disgust. It was all too much. Life is short, he thought, might as well get the best experience from it.

sAaron was so wrapped in his thoughts that he wasn't watching where he was going. He was simply staring into space, and neglected to see the short brunette girl that he was about to slam into. So, naturally, he landed on top of her. She yelped at the impact, and he rolled off her as fast as he could. He stood, extending a hand to help her up.

"You know, I'm perfectly fine with skateboaders... As longas they aren't crashing into me," a smirk spread across her pretty face.

Aaron didn't know what to say. So instead of saying anything intelligent, he stuttered out a quiet "I'm sorry."

"It's fine," she smiled. "Are you ditching, also?" He stared into her slightly green eyes. He must have looked like the biggest of dorks. The girl waved a calloused hand in his face. "Earth to skater? Are you going to school today? Or are you going to skip it?"

"No- Yes- I mean," he took a deep breath, closing his eyes and clearing his mind, focusing on simply speaking to this girl. "I am not going to go to school today."

"Awesome! Maybe you can show me the ropes? This is my first time skipping. She blushed enough to make him smile. "I'm kind of scared!"

OKAY! This is my very first romance story ever. It might suck. Or it might be amazing. I don't know. We'll see. I feel like I'm channeling different parts of myself for each carachter, so that should be interesting! I really hope you enjoyed :) Please leave a review, even if you hated it. All opinions are welcome :)