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Ebony gathered her things and pivoted to step in the opposite direction, but slammed into something hard. Her satchel rammed up under her chin and tipped her head back. To her shock, she found herself staring into the face of a boy, who looked familiar but, at the same time didn't. “Uh …” The alphabet had never failed her before. “Oh gosh, I’m …” Tall, with wavy chestnut hair tapping his earlobes, mystery boy’s skin glowed tan as though kissed from sunlight. The back of his hair brushed his neck and curled up at the ends. His bangs hovered just above his eyes like some dream guy from an old beach movie she'd watched with her mother. It was his eyes of ice and fire that got to her. Oddly enough, they reminded her of a cool bowl of double chocolate ice cream and spicy buffalo chicken wings at the same time. He offered her satchel, and she accepted it. Without another word, he dipped his chin in a simple nod and then sauntered toward the school. “Wait!” She mentally did a face plant on an invisible desk, wondering why she couldn't stop her mouth from blurting out.