A Cinderella Story II: Behind These Hazel Eyes

It was another year, another year full of surprises, mistakes, broken hearts and whatever else came along with high school life. Tiffany knew that for a fact this year was going to be interesting. Sam had left the year before with Austin. Tiffany wanted her to stay here, but she didn't want to be selfish. She was happy for her; she was finally getting everything she deserved. Her story was a complete Cinderella story. It made her wonder if she was ever going to have something like that happen to her.

This was probably the first year here, Rhonda had agreed to let her stay with her. She was so nice, and she even gave her a job at the diner! At first she thought, 'Oh, how wonderful? She could be the new Diner girl.' But then she realized that it was actually good.. There was a whole family there, and it was truly a job she didn't mind.

And RHONDA actually gave her some slack, especially this week; it was probably the hardest of them all. Exams, and a big concert. She had worked so hard on both of them, her band, x+-Scarlet Lips-+x, was actually getting recognized! But she didn't know if it was a good idea, having the concert the same week as the exams but that's how it worked out. She was just a bit stressed out.. Okay, maybe a little more than a bit.

She raked her slim finger through her dark hair as she walked into the classroom. She sighed heavily, getting ready for yet another big test. She bit her lip pounding the eraser of the pencil on the desk. Everything was happening right now, and she didn't know if she could handle it.. But, she had to.

She sat back as the test was placed on her test. "You may begin," Mr. King said as he sat behind the desk. 'Ugh.. English exam,' Tiffany thought to herself. 'This is always the hardest one,' she pushed her hair behind her ear and looked down to the text.

As she progressed, it was actually easy! She had been studying non-stop.. Maybe that was why. She chuckled to herself after about an hour. She was done! "Wow.." She said. She was proud of herself; she knew she had done good on this one. Now for the rest of the week, for the rest of the tests. 'Oh, Goody,' she chuckled, handing in the test.

She looked up just as the bell rang. 'Yay!' She thought, 'time for lunch.' She smiled and grabbed her book bag, walking towards the cafeteria. Before she even stepped a foot into the room she was tackled. "Aaah!" She laughed.

"Hey, Tiff!" His voice rang through her ears with amusement. "What's up"

She looked at him; it was Daniel. She grinned. "..Well, I'd like to get up." She laughed, pointing out that they were both on the floor now.

"Oh.. Um…" He laughed at himself and pulled the both of them up. "Heh, sorry."

"No biggy, Danny." She chuckled and walked over to the table where they usually sat being greeted by the rest of her friends. "Hey Maya!" She smiled, grabbing a carrot from a bag in front of her. "Ooh, Carrots." She laughed.

"Yeah, how great." Maya answered. For some reason, Maya was putting herself on a diet. No matter how much the others told her she didn't need it, she insisted. Tiffany had thought it was because of an ex-boyfriend. What a dick.

Tiffany looked to Emma. "Hey, Emz. Are you ready for tonight?" Emz nodded without looking up, her nose stuck in a book. Tiffany laughed and pulled out her lunch.

"So!" Daniel smiled sitting beside her. "How has your day been so far? Did you do good on your tests today."

Tiffany nodded. "I think so, actually." She looked to Daniel, he was so cute. The way his hair fell into those hazelnut eyes.. Oh, so dreamy. Sometimes Tiffany had found herself daydreaming about those eyes. She liked him a lot.. But, she didn't know if he'd like her. They were best friends; but.. She didn't know if wanted something more. So she kept her mouth shut. "How about you, Danny?" She asked, taking a bit of her peanut butter and jelly sandwich. "I think I did good.. Or, at least I hope I did. I can't afford to fail another one." He sighed.

"Yeah, well.. I can help you study if you want me to," she offered. "I don't mind."

Daniel smiled. "..I think that'll be cool. When do you think you can help me?" He asked. His anticipation was rising; he had been wanting to tell her a few things recently. But, he really never had a chance. If she came over, or.. If he went over to her house, he would actually have time, but would he have the courage?

"I can't do it tonight, obviously. You are coming, right?" She looked into his eyes.

"Oh yeah. I can't miss this for the world. Noooo waaay!" He laughed, stealing the other part of her sandwich and eating it quickly.

"Hey! You brat!" She laughed, poking him.

"What? What did I do?" He asked innocently, playfully. "I'm innocent! I didn't do NUFFIN!"

"Yeah, whatever you say, Danny." She chuckled and took a sip of her soda.

Danny paused for a minute. God, she was beautiful. He moistened his lips.. "Tiffany," his voice was so suddenly serious.

Tiffany looked to him for a moment. "Yeah?" She turned to him.

"I-… I wanted to-.." He was interrupted by the bell.

"Crap!" Tiffany cursed, pushing herself up from the table, leaving Danny with that thought in his head.

"..You can say that again," he murmured.

"Huh?" She asked, turning back to him.

"Oh, Um… Nothing. See you after school at the concert, alright?" Danny smiled softly.

Tiffany smiled back. "Alright, bye Danny!" She waved, running to her fourth period class.

Thanks to oakmeadgirl-818 for helping me.. It's Rhonda.. not Brenda.. haha.. Thanks, a lot. ;)