Modern High School AU
Thomas Jefferson x Reader
Author(s): Lil Laddie
Request: Request: Hmm could you do a Thomas Jefferson x Reader in like a modern AU(or Hamiltime) where Thomas is the school bully all because he’s a senior in highschool and thinks he’s all that then the reader(a new student)walks by and he’s just like :“Hello there XD” and flirts with her but Peggy rescues the reader from the dreaded Thomas Rex? XD - Anon
Warnings: Swearing, bullying, kissing
A/N: I hope this is what you were wanting when you requested it, anon. Thanks again for requesting!
“(Y/N) (L/N), I presume?” The principal, George Washington, peered down at you from over his desk.
“Yes, sir.” You gulped, his intense stare making you completely uncomfortable.
“Well then, welcome.” His once serious expression changed into a warm one. “We’re very glad to have you here. I will be having one of our top students show you around today. I hope that you enjoy your time here. Do not hesitate to come to me with any problems you have.” He smiled at you, calming your nerves at once.
“Thank you, sir. I really appreciate it.” You smiled back at him, feeling much more relaxed than you had when you first walked in the building. A short knock at the door, caught both yours and Washington’s attention.
“That must be her.” He got up from his desk to open the door to his office. There stood a young girl in a yellow dress. “(Y/N), this is Peggy Schuyler. She’ll be showing you around the school today. Peggy, this is (Y/N) (L/N).”
“Come on, (Y/N)! You’re going to love it here!” Peggy exclaimed, grabbing your hand and pulling you out the door.
“Please, don’t get them into any trouble, Peggy.” Washington sighed, watching the two of you leave.
“I’ll try, G-wash!” Peggy smirked at him before pulling you full force, to the foyer of the school. “Welcome to the best school you will ever attend!”
“Are you sure about that?” You asked, glancing nervously at the enormous amount of people you have never talked to before.
“You’ll love it, trust me. The people here are great…at least most of them.” Peggy reassured you, pulling you through the crowd.
“Where are we going?” You asked, feeling completely lost.
“I’m going to introduce you to my sisters. You can’t survive high school without a couple of good friends, can you?” Peggy smiled.
“I guess not.” You smiled back. First day at a new school and you had already found a group that wanted to be friends with you. This was like a dream come true.
You approached two very pretty girls. One wearing a blue dress and the other was wearing an orange dress. They were talking to a group of four energetic boys that were basically bouncing off the walls. Peggy looked back at you with a thumbs up before finally reaching them.
“Everyone, I would like you to meet (Y/N)!” Peggy announced proudly, presenting you like a prize on a gameshow. “(Y/N), these are my sisters Angelica and Eliza. And these are our friends Alexander, John, Hercules, and Lafayette.” They each waved at you when Peggy introduced them.
“Hi, nice to meet you guys.” You said, looking down at your hands.
“And it’s wonderful to meet you too!” Eliza said warmly.
“This is their first day here and Gwash wants me to show them around. I like them already, so I vote let’s keep them!” Peggy wrapped her arms around you tightly. “I mean, look at them. They’re like an adorable lost puppy!”
“I second the vote!” John yelled, followed by many more shouts of agreement. A bell rang through the school, and slowly all the students began to leave for their classes.
“I got to get (Y/N) to class, but we’ll see you guys at lunch!” Peggy said, the two of you waving to the group as you left.
The classes leading up to lunch, followed the exact same routine. The teacher making you stand in front of the class and introduce yourself as the new student. It was exhausting and completely annoying.
Luckily there was one upside, you were able to find something that caught your eye. Or more like someone. He had big puffy hair and a magenta sweatshirt on. He had been in all of your classes. Every time you had been sent up to the front to introduce yourself, his eyes never strayed from you. Even when his friends would try to make a comment to him, he would just brush them off.
As the bell signaling lunch rang, you silently hoped that Peggy would introduce you to him. Sadly, instead of doing that, Peggy walked quickly past him with a look of disgust. There was obviously something you didn’t know about him.
“Hey Peggy. Who was that guy in the magenta shirt that’s been in all of our classes?” You asked.
“His name’s Thomas Jefferson, and he is the worst person you will ever meet! He’s a bully to everyone. Just because he’s a senior and is a high honor roll student, he thinks he can just push everyone around. Trust me (Y/N), you don’t want to get involved with Thomas Rex.” She shuddered at the thought.
“Thomas Rex?” You asked, giggling slightly at the strange nickname.
“Yeah, Alexander came up with it because just like a T-Rex, he destroys everything in his path.” Peggy said, her cold tone making your giggling cease.
“Good to know.” You said, feeling much sadder than you should have been. You didn’t even know the guy. Why were you sad about this?
“I just remembered, I need to go talk to my English teacher. The lunchroom is just at the end of this hall. Will you be fine walking there by yourself?” Peggy asked, looking behind her anxiously where the classroom most likely was.
“I’ll be fine, Pegs.” You smiled at her, despite the fact that you were freaking out inside.
“Okay, sweet! Everyone will probably be sitting at the table in the back right corner. You won’t be able to miss it!” Peggy quickly turned around and almost sprinted to her english classroom.
You took a deep breathe in before continuing your walk to the lunchroom. You didn’t know why, but it completely terrified you having to make this walk alone. You felt so vulnerable and small in the almost empty hallways.
“What did you say? You do know I could beat you to a pulp right?” A voice growled not too far from you.
You gulped, slowly approaching the voice. You could hear grunts of pain and the low chuckles of two people. When you turned the corner, you saw Thomas Jefferson and someone else standing over a freshman’s shaking body. Looking at the small boy filled you with adrenaline.
“Excuse me, what do you think you’re doing?” You called, quickly approaching the group of boys.
“Well, hello there.” Thomas looked at you and smirked, quickly forgetting the crying boy behind him.
“That didn’t answer my question.” You said, walking past Thomas and approaching the small boy.
“It’s nothing that concerns your pretty mind.” Thomas watched you crouch down next to the boy.
“Are you okay?” You asked the boy softly. “Why’d you do this?” You glared at Thomas, helping the boy slowly rise to his feet.
“I told you, it doesn’t concern you. Look beautiful, I know you’re new here, so I’ll excuse this little mix up if you let me finish what I started.” Thomas said.
“Can you walk to the nurse’s office by yourself?” You asked the boy, who quickly nodded. As he left, you turned back to face Thomas. “You are terrible! What you think you’re all that because you’re a senior? Guess what buddy? Nobody even cares! That gives you no excuse to be a jerk to people for no reason!” You fumed, Thomas’ face began to drop from it’s usual smirk.
“I-” He tried to explain himself, only to be quickly cut off by you.
“I don’t want to hear your excuse! The worst part of this all is that I was really excited to talk to you. You’re stupidly cute, but you turn out to be a complete asshole!” You almost yelled, not even realizing what you had said until you saw Thomas have an amused smile on his face.
“Stupidly cute, eh?” He raised an eyebrow at you.
“Forget I said that. Because in the end, you being a bully and thinking you’re better than everyone else makes you completely unattractive.” You said, trying to hide the blush on your cheeks.
“You’re blushing, sweetheart.” He smirked as you silently cursed your bright face. “If I wasn’t a bully, would you go out with me?” His smirk faded completely.
“Yes, I would.” You said honestly, his face lighting up with a small smile. Without knowing it the two of you had gotten closer and closer, now only inches away from each other’s faces.
“(Y/N)!” Peggy sprinted down the hallway, a look of horror on her face. “Don’t touch her!” She screamed.
“Um, this may be my cue to go.” Thomas said, rubbing the back of his neck awkwardly. “But I’ll keep in mind what you said about bullying.” Thomas turned and walked away quickly towards the friend that had been with him earlier.
“Yeah! You better run, Thomas Rex!” Peggy snarled, grabbing your hand firmly in hers. “Are you okay? Did he hurt you?”
“No, everything was fine. We had a slightly pleasant conversation. I think I may have convinced him to stop bullying.” You said calmly, while Peggy on the other hand looked ready to slap someone.
“Don’t get your hopes up. Thomas, wouldn’t change for anyone. I know he’s dreamy, but he’s a lying snake.” Peggy growled, leading you to the lunch room.
Her words swirled in your brain. He wouldn’t change for anyone. He wasn’t going to change for you.
The following week passed quickly. You still saw Thomas daily, but your newly acquired friends wouldn’t let him come anywhere near you. Peggy had told them of your encounter with him and they all had become extremely protective of you. And the thing to increase their protectiveness was, that the day after you talked to him he had become kind.
No kids had been bullied since and he was kind to almost everyone. That didn’t mean he had gotten rid of his massive ego, but still he seemed a changed man and you were to thank. Just the thought of it gave Alexander a stress ulcer.
It was lunch break on Friday, when you finally got a moment away from your group of friends. You loved them, but their protectiveness had almost made you go insane. You had to stop yourself from punching Hercules in the face a couple times. If Thomas even glanced at you, Hercules would try to go and beat him up. It was getting completely out of hand.
“Hello again, lovely.” A deep voice said from behind you. You spun around to be inches away from Thomas’s face.
“H-Hi.” You stuttered, the close proximity making you extremely nervous.
“I don’t know if you noticed, but I have stopped being a bully…Not completely, but baby steps, ya know?” Thomas smiled at you.
“Trust me, I noticed.” You smiled back, only making his brighter.
“Am I allowed to date you now? I mean, if I’m still stupidly cute and all.” He smirked slightly as your face flushed.
“I guess, that could be okay. As long as you don’t go back to being a jerk.” You said, his face getting closer to yours as you spoke.
“Am I allowed to kiss you?” You could feel his warm breath on your cheeks.
“I don’t think I’d be able to say no.” You said softly, bringing your lips softly to his.
You don’t know why, but this kiss was unlike any you had ever had. His lips molded perfectly to yours. He put his hands on your waist, pulling your bodies closer together. You placed your hands on his chest, clutching his signature maroon sweatshirt. Getting lost in the moment, you didn’t hear the approaching footsteps and whispers.
“(Y/N)?” Angelica yelled, terror laced in her voice.
You pulled away to see your whole group of friends standing there in shock and horror. Thomas still held you closely to his chest, neither of you making a move to step away from your close embrace.
“I like him. Can I keep him?” You asked quietly, imitating the way Peggy had introduced you earlier in the week.
“But-” Alexander tried, glaring at Thomas.
“Please? He’s been good. He’s stopped bullying people and he’s not going to do it again.” You pleaded, showing them your best puppy dog eyes.
“(Y/N), it’s only been a week.” Lafayette protested.
“But Laffy Taffy…” You pouted, seeing his hard expression crack.
“Fine, you can keep him. But if he messes up at all, he has to deal with us.” Eliza said, her voice venomous.
“Yes ma’am!” You smiled, watching them turn around and walk back to the lunchroom.
“So, you get to keep me?” Thomas asked, chuckling at the phrase.
“Oh, shut up.” You groaned, before pulling him in for another memorable kiss like before.