Alex single-handedly takes down a bully. A safer school has its perks, but what else did the years of martial arts training get her? Not a prom date, that's for sure. With only a few weeks left before the big day, can she stop the tough act long enough for the boy of her dreams to see she's still just a girl?
Every day at lunch, weather permitting, Laynie, Brittany and I claimed the same table against the outside wall of the school building. The three of us shared the bench since it had the best view to watch everyone else. Today, my two best friends insisted on matchmaking for me. I’d given up on getting asked to prom, but they still had hope for me.
“You’re so lucky, Alex.” Laynie’s gaze landed on a head of short, dark blond hair. She planted her elbows on the lunch table, rested her chin in her palms and s...