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"Louis Tomlinson?"

"Yes ma'am?"

"Here's your schedule. If you need any help, please feel free to speak with your guidance counsellor."

"Thank you." Louis nodded his head and made his way out of the school office.

Louis was a new senior to the school and he knew no one in town. The reason for him moving here was because he was living in an orphanage, but then a lovely family offered to adopt him. The boy was so ecstatic that this happened to him because it was almost his 18th birthday, which meant he would've had to go on his own.

The brunette haired boy was short in stature and had overall delicate features. He was clad in black skinny jeans with the ankles rolled up and a maroon sweater.

After about five minutes of aimlessly walking around the hallways, he finally found his first class, World Religions. The petite boy decided to sit at the back of the class while more people fled into the classroom.

The bell rang, commencing the start of the first day at his new school.

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Louis' day so far wasn't as great as he thought it would be. During his second period, a tall boy backed up into him and had the decency of saying, "Oh sorry, I didn't see you down there."

This caused the small boy to let out a huff while simultaneously stomping on said boy's foot. He then sassily walked away and to the cafeteria to eat lunch.

The newly senior walked into the cafeteria and immediately noticed that most of the seats were taken. Not wanting to sit uncomfortably beside people he did not know, Louis ventured his way out of the cafeteria and into the hallway.

Louis made his way into the school yard. He decided to sit under a tree in the shade to eat. The small boy pulled out his lunch while he observed his surroundings.

The bright baby blues suddenly stopped on a group of boys. To be more specific, the school's male baseball team.

Louis became very excited because he liked to think that he was fairly decent at the sport. The petite boy mustered up all the courage he could and walked up to the baseball diamond where the players seemed to be practicing.

He approached one of the boys that were standing off to the side, "Um excuse me?"

The baseball player was startled and looked around for the mysterious voice, before his eyes landed on Louis, "Yes?"

Louis fiddled with his feet, "I was wondering when try-outs for the team were?"

The other boy chuckled, "You play?"

"As a matter of fact, I do." Louis replied with menacing look. "Problem?"

"No, not at all..."

"It's Louis."

The player hummed, "Nice to meet you, Louis. My name is Jacob and try-outs are this Friday." Jacob then turned back to his practice while saying, "Can't wait to see you there."

As Louis was turning back around, he noticed the curly haired boy from earlier that bumped into him and practically called him short. He was fooling around with other players on the field.

That was the moment Louis knew that he would need to bring his game if he wanted to show these players up.