When I find a half-naked guy standing in my dormitory at my new boarding school, I assume he's my roommate's boyfriend.
He introduces himself as Alex and I introduce myself as Lottie.
When he tells me he's Sasha and was expecting Elliott, I see what happened.
Someone knew I was a girl or he was a guy, and made some glaringly incorrect assumptions about the other one, meaning we were assigned as roommates.
The new dorm mistress tells us we're stuck with each other, at least for the short-term. What starts out as playful ribbing between my studious self and the ripped jock becomes something a little more friendly as his friends take me in as one of their own.
Soon, I'm their ticket to the ways of the female heart. But not my heart. Because, I mean, no one falls in love just because of a roommate mistake.
For those Keeping Up Appearances and Accidentally Perfect fans, here's a return to that style and vein. You'll find this story is a bit of a combination of the two - there's a bit more swearing than KUA, but it's a little cleaner than AP. Like both, it's about growing up, finding and accepting yourself, being with people who bring out the best in you, and getting the guy that you might not think you want but that you need and, more importantly, needs you. Hope you enjoy.
Please be aware that this story is set in Australia and therefore uses Australian English spelling and syntax. Not recommended for younger readers due to mature content.