I marveled at my room for a little while longer. Who knew I would get a room that was perfect in every way?
I began unpacking slowly. I only had some clothes, my toothbrush, my toothpaste, two pairs of shoes, a few pairs of socks, and my backup sword.
I put all my clothes in the bedroom closet, along with my shoes. I decided to put both my swords in the closet for the time being. I stacked my socks by my shoes in the closet, shut the door, and went to put my toothbrush and toothpaste in the bathroom. That done, I left my or, locked the door, and went to visit Solar in the hospital.
I stomped back into the school and ran to my dorm. Unlocking the door, I ran inside and just broke down. Everything I'd kept inside all my life- my abusive arranged marriage, the bruises which still hurt even though they healed two years ago, the loneliness I've felt for years, my fear and concern for Solar- all came pouring out at that moment. I couldn't stop crying.
I walked out of my dorm (number 14) and knocked on the New Girl's door. "Hey, new girl, are you alright?" I asked. I'd heard her screaming from my room and I was concerned.
"I'm fine! Go away!" I shouted through my tears.
"Okay, I'm going." I said. I knew she wasn't fine. She was new here- that meant that either her parents were tired of her living in their house, she was an orphan, or else she was a homeless kid picked up off the streets by the truancy officer.
I walked down the hall to #16, and opened the door. I cried the room
was so beautiful (I haven't had
my own room in for ever). The room
was a pale blue my favorite color.
I set my dagger by my bed and put
up the very little things I had.
I knocked on the number 16 door. Another new girl. I was president of the student council so I had to welcome new kids. We were expecting a new boy to come next Monday, so I would be very busy. "Hello. My name is Jackson Wilson. I'm the president of the student council and I'd like to welcome you to this school."
"Jackson I didn't know you go to school here its me Maria remember?" I said to my first familar face in this
"Yeah, I know. I'm required to say that." I grinned at her. "Well, bye!" I called out and raced away.
* The Principal said #16* I arrived there and she wasn't there. But I did want to see her again so I waited there and I fell asleep on her bed.
"Oh god soooo much homework" I wined as I open my door and flug myslef on my bed. My bed was hard then I knew there was somone in my bed.* grabbed my dagger* " Who the hell is in my bed tell me NOW before I run you through" I yelled. But those handsome eyes were Damon's
I covered her mouth and told her to be quiet before I got in trouble. "Its me I just wanted to say hello you don't have the kill me" I said with a smile I counldn't help but smile since she was ok. I thought many worst things wounld happen to her if I didn't see her once more.
*blushed* I couldn't be live that he really dose seem to care about me.
"Well why did you have to wait here this is my room! a girls room!" I said I wanted him out of here but yet I didn't. I wanted him to stay with me.
I dragged my feet along the floor. All I wanted was to disappear into the floor. I still had no word on Solar's condition, so I had no idea if he was even still alive.
I heard a muffled scream from dorm sixteen. I wondered briefly whether I should look in to see if the person in there was in trouble, but I decided not to bother.
"Fine I'll go if you want me to see ya
Maria" I said but something stoped me. Her hand so soft and smooth"Maria?" I asked
"Damon... I will vist you so don't come to me I'll come to you K" I said so he wouldn't be so sad.
I smlied a gentle smlie * now she can't leave me* " K come by this weekend" I said. I wanted to ask her out but I counldn't here so I'm going to have to wait until the weekend. I waved good bye and headed home to my roses.
I had just enrolled here, and I was looking for my sister. I looked around, not sure where she was. I couldn't really ask anyone, either, because my English wasn't very good.
I had just walked out of my dorm with my backpack, ready to go to art class. I liked my class, it wasn't bad at all. In fact, it was really fun.
"Are you looking for someone?" I asked Fadey from behind, seeing his confused glances.
I tried to explain my situation, but I didn't know enough English. "Sister go school her. Look for her." I was blushing red as a beat, I was so embarrassed. She was going to think I was stupid or something. Everyone I'd tried communicating with so far had looked down on me, and some had even said 'he can't even talk right!' to me face.
"Oh! You're the new Russian student." I realized. I knew enough Russian to help this situation. "Sister is in building 13, 2nd floor, room 13." I explained a bit slowly so I didn't mess anything up.
A wave of relief washed over me. "Thank you." I said gratefully before heading over to building 13.
I nodded and kept walking. We would have to get that guy into some good English classes or life in America would be pretty rocky for him.
I found room 13 with only minor difficulty. Ivanna wasn't there.
I sat in my art class, drawing the assigned image. It was a simple flower. Four petals, round center, smiley face. Y'know, kid stuff. I couldn't believe they honestly thought they could get away with belittling and insulting our intelligence this way. I finished in two minutes and sat back. I took out my reading book, Dracula, and began reading. I was having an easy time because the book was printed in Russian, my native language. Well, not really printed to much as translated and written in pencil in a notebook. Sometimes, reading English was hard if I was tired or upset or angry. The teacher walked by and snatched the book out of my hands, asking what I thought I was doing, reading a collection of gibberish when I was supposed to be drawing the simple flower that she'd assigned the class to do. I looked up at her. "Dude, that's racist." I remarked. She got right up in my face and asked how I took not doing the assignment and pretending to read a bunch of random scribbles and equated racism. "Uh, maybe it's because you're and ignorant piece of shit who only speaks English?" I suggested. Her face got very flushed and she yelled at me, asking if I wanted to get detention for insulting a teacher. "Only about as much as you want to get fired for being a racist pig and telling a student who's already completed your stupid assignment that she can't read a book." The teacher, Ms. Sharon Miller, who was about as old as a dinosaur and twice as mean, asked it I to be this stupid, because she wouldn't be fired. I laughed in her face and replied "Well, yeah, you can get fired. It only looks like scribbled to you, to me it's a classic piece of prized literature written by an amazing author. Oh, and it's not gibberish, it's an actual language that's very commonly spoken where I come from."
I ended up getting my butt hauled down to the office where the principal asked Ms Miller what was going on. Ms Miller told him that I had defied her, refused to do the proper assignment, and pretended to read a bunch or random gibberish instead of listening and paying attention. I explained that I reading a book copied into a notebook and translated into Russian. Ms Miller, whose hair was white as bones and mostly gone because she was older than most prehistoric fossils, had lost some credibility on my account. Ivanna: 1, Forces of Evil: 0.
I looked at my schedule. Third period was over already, so I had to go on to fourth. "Hi- history?" I stammered. I was sure I'd mispronounced that, but I didn't care. I had to hurry to my next class. This was going to be almost impossible- I could barely understand English, and they were sure to speak only English in those classes. I could've cried.
(Yay!! after being grounded I'm back! and Sylive don't talk about Mrs. Miller like that you made her sound like more of a b*tch than she is) I was walking to my forth period Soc. St. when I saw a strange boy all in black who looked hopelessly lost. "Hi are you lost?" I asked this boy who looked oddly familiar.
((But she IS! Plus, it's third period!)) I stared at the girl in front of me. What was she saying? I honestly had no idea. Why hadn't I paid attention in class? Now I'm stuck in America and I can barely speak English. I could cry.
(No she's one of the nicer teachers, sorry-_-)"Um...do you speak english" I said but the boy just stood there."You can't understand me can you?"I asked
((No she isn't! Plus, she can't teach at all. She should quit her job because she sucks so bad at teaching!)) I just shook my head. "Not well." I admitted. I could just understand her first question, it wasn't too hard.
((You just don't like her cause shes a Math teacher. And thats way I like her.))I think what to do *I've never been in this kind of situation before, but I cant leave him here* "Do you need help getting to your next class?" I ask although he's probably isn't going to understand me.
"I am fine." I managed to say. "I need no help." Which was a lie, of course, I was certifiably doomed. "This is my class." I spotted Ivanna as she came through the door and sighed in relief. Ivanna could help me. She could translate for me. This would all be okay now.
I ran over to Fadey, wrapping him in a hug that almost knocked us both down. I commenced speaking as fast as I could in Russian about how I'd missed him.
*Ivanna!?* then such anger weld up inside me I wanted to do something drastic but I just stood and looked clam "Well there you got your help see you later" I told him without looking at Ivanna and walked away *If Ivanna and that boy are brother and sister I would seriously be pissed. Why do I always run into her?*
"WHAT THE F*CK IS YOUR PROBLEM, B****?" I snapped at Maria and stalked over to my seat with Fadey, who just looked confused.
I walked into my third period history class. There were two girls looking at each other like they might rip the other to pieces.
I couldn't tell whether I was scared, puzzled, or angery. So I just stood there what could I say back? Moreover what could I even do? For the first time I couldn't understand why I was angery in the first place. I still stood there with a dumfounded look on my face, Iavnna obvisosly pissed and the boy confused.
((I'm makeing spagetti so bear with me as I get on standstill))I walked to go see Maria and ask why she didn't come over this weeked.When I herd a girl screaming a the top of her lungs. I ran to see what was the matter and I saw Maria standing there either scared, angry, or puzzled
I patrolled the halls, looking around, mostly out of boredom. I heard some yelling up ahead. *Yes! Some action!* I rushed up the hall and around the corner. All those new students were yelling at each other and all that sort of crap. Not as awesome as I thought. Oh well, it's better than nothing. "What's going on here?!" I snapped, walking over.
*crying* I cried as I did when ever I felt alone in is world."Tell me why I'm angery at you Ivanna. I don't know its just somthing about you makes me so angery. Know that time when you stole my tent I was sadned, but I think you are over that now. So why am I so angery-" I yelled, but Damon ran in front of me and pulled out his sword.
As soon as Maria said "stole my tent" I ran over to protect my lady." I'm gonna make you pay for stealing my my girl's tent" I exclaimed at my new enemy.
*My girl?* I blushed at the sight of him. *We meet just a week ago* I never knew Damon was such a gentlemen. *Why I am I thinking about this now Iavnna (whether she deserves it our not)is about to be run through by Damon.
I limped into the room on a pair of crutches. I'd just been enrolled and given my schedule, but this wasn't my class. I'd heard yelling, and had come to break it up. I saw a boy about a year or so younger than myself pointing a sword at Ivanna, about to run her through. I smacked him on the head with one of my crutches. "You fucking MORON! You DON'T bring weapons to class and you DON'T point them at defenseless girls! Have you lost your mind?!" I shouted at him. "You'd have to be pretty stupid not to realize that yes, the school will call the police, and yes, you will be arrested."
I stared at the boy "I'm sorry" I said to this injered boy "I didn't know what I was thinking" I told everyone that was watching as I put my weapon away "please don't call the police I'll leave now and be on my way. Please forget this happed" I pleaded to them.
"Just don't do something that stupid again, or I just might do something worse than whack you on the head with my crutches." I promised, then rushed over to Ivanna as fast as my crutches would allow to make sure she wasn't hurt.
*I can't belive Maria will make me do something this stuipd* "I'm sorry Maria I think you should at away from me" I explained to her *What?! what am I saying I love her!* I ran away crying for the first time. I've never cried like this before for someone I mean.
"Solar! Oh my God, it's you!" I cried. "Thank you for saving me!"
I stood there as Damon left.*What?! Damon I won't stay away from you* "I'm sorry about Damon please forgive him" I said staring at the cat-boy I could not even look at Ivanna.
"That boy is crazy.' I said, shaking my head and going off to find a seat.
"He's not crazy he's-" I blushed. I stood in front of Ivanna "It's my fault that he acted that way, but I'll ask you again Why am I so angery around you. I don't know why I am. I shouldn't be angery at you." I told her, but she was probably going to act as b*tchy as she normally does.
"I'm sorry I stole your tent. I was drunk when I did it and if I'd been sober I never would have done something like that." I said, hanging my head. "You can hate me if you want, but leave Solar and Fadey out of this."
"I understand I guess Damon is over protective and I told him that you stole my tent and he say that he would make you pay...Oh I got to straiten this out right now." I said as I ran out the door "tell the teach that I went home sick thanks Ivanna your the best." I yelled down the hall as I headed to Damon's.
I was kind of taken aback by her statement. No one had ever said I was the best at anything, or even that i was good for anything. It felt nice to know that someone finally understood.
"HEY!" I yelled angrily, did no one pay attention anymore? "First of all, what the hell just happened!? Second, why did that kid, Damon I believe, have a sword?" Few people knew this but I understood the sword thing. We all had our dirty little secrets.
"He was protecting me" I said which startled everyone in the room "I'm so sorry Damon regrets every thing he did and he said he won't come back. So please Ivy I think? Forget this ever happened" I explained, but I still had that expression when he kissed me on my face. *Why did I run away. It was just too weird I just couldn't stay.*
I took out my history book and sighed. Not only was I having some trouble keeping up in my classes, but now I have to teach my brother how to speak English.
I sighed and thought for a moment. "Fine, but there is still gonna be a punishment. The school will be taking away any weapons in possession and searching everyone's rooms for them. Anyone with weapons will be put into in school suspension or worse depending on the situation." I explained stiffly.
The teacher had begun to speak, and I didn't understand a word he said. I asked Ivanna what he was saying, and she translated for me. I had to admit, it was pretty helpful.
I translated the rest of the lesson for Fadey, and then left for my fourth period AP English class. Fadey couldn't read his schedule, so I directed him to his next class: PE. He'd be fine there, the Coach was fluent in Russian. Coach Winters was a kind woman who had immigrated from Russia at the start of term, so all was good in that sense.
"Fine I'll go back too my room then see ya." I told her as I walked away *Damon made this happen he is such a dumba$$, but Why do I feel better when he's around and when he is not I'm lone girl in this world. In that kiss I felt a warmness that melted my heart. Wait why am I thinking about this now I have studying to do, besides this is not the time nor place.* I ran strait to my room and got my dagger and ran out of the school to go hide it.
After English, I scurried off to meet Fadey. We both had lunch the second half of fifth period, so we had about forty-five minutes to got to our dorms and hide our weapons. I explained to Fadey about how Ivy had told everyone that they'd be suspended or worse if the school found any weapons in their rooms when they searched them. We sneaked our weapons out and hid them in a hollow tree just off campus.
Students were allowed to dine off-campus, so I invoked that right with the teacher in charge of lunch, Mrs Mollusk. ((Hee hee, I love that word... Mollusk, lol...)) Fadey and I went over to this wonderful pizzeria I'd found over on Twelfth Street. I caught him up on what'd happened while I'd been in America over a large pepperoni flat-crust pizza with extra cheese and jalapenos.
I lay awake on my bed thinking about homework and that incident with Damon
*I don't know what to do about Damon, but maybe I should just stay away from him. Ok I'll stay away from him.* "Case closed now back to my soc. st." My the only feeling that was left was his lips against mine. I'm trying too forget it, but...Well time to dive in to the hard soc. st.
"You know," I said between bites, "that is pretty strange. And what on earth were you doing going to bars anyway?"
"I was drinking- what else?" I said casually as I took a large, cheesy bite of peppers and pizza.
"You shouldn't be drinking!" I said. "It'll ruin your liver, and then I can't feed it to the homeless people." I joked, taking a large, spicy bite of cheese and breadish stuff.
((I'm sooo sorry about the last post T-T. I wasn't paying a attention.)) Well I had a long day. I witnessed what it looked like a bloody man. I would have helped, but the girl in the diner got to him first and it was all teary. I ran out I couldn't eat with it being all tearful. It just made me more sad. When I got to the school I enrolled *Man that Principal a real D*ck.* I got to my room it was kind of a tan colored room *I guess it will have to do*. I immediately got some roses to put in here to put in a vase in my room. Then I started drawing some pictures of crosses to put on the wall. I looked at my schedule and went to my art class.
"Shut up. You know I'd be poisonous anyway." I joked. It had been a long time since we had joked around like this.
"Yeah. How long has it been since we could just have fun like this? I can't remember the last time..." I said sadly. Our troubles had begun when we were twelve. Our mother had died then. Then Ivanna had been married off. Then our father had ended the marriage because the man was hurting her. Then he'd sent her off to America. After that, our father had killed himself because he'd lost his job. After the funeral, I left to go find Ivanna.
"We were eleven. It was six years ago." I said wearily. "How was Alexi doing when you left him?" I asked, changing the subject to our little brother. Alexi was was thirteen by now, if not fourteen. It made me sick to think I didn't remember when his birthday was.
*I yawned as I wandered back on to school grounds. I had another to student to greet and give a schedule to. I was thinking about dropping this whole thing and going to live at the Shifter base but that didn't seem like an awesome plan at this point. I knocked on the door I supposed to.* "Hello Mr. Damon. I'm Ivy, I have your schedule here..." I greeted, handing him the schedule. "If you have any questions, you can just ask me. That's what the school keeps me around for."
"Thank you miss..." Then I remembered she was that green-haired at the diner with that black-haired man *AND she works at this school? Damn I'm getting too familiar with the kids in this school.* "Hey I saw you at the diner. Why were you laughing at that blood-stained man?" I asked cause there was something not quiet right about this girl.
I sat in my dorm, trying to decipher the un intelligible runes in the book on my lap. Otherwise known as algebra. I was having no luck whatsoever, so I went down to a place I knew, Felix's Bagel Shop. ((God, don't you miss Felix and his mad love of bagels?))
*I shrugged* "I don't live at this school. Everyone has to have a life outside this dreary place." I explained calmly, my smiley expression giving away nothing. (Lol yeah....)
She brushed of my question! *Now I'm for sure that there is something wrong about this girl. How can I get her to say what’s up with her.* "Ok but you didn't answer my question. Why would you laugh at a guy in pain" I asked again, but a little angrier. "Unless your a TimeShifter...any human I know would never laugh at a guy in pain."
*I quietly snapped my fingers, trying to remember the situation.* "Oh! That? That was all just a stupid act, nothing serious." I explained.
((And Jet. He was fun. I based him off my real cat, y'know? Except for all the crappy stuff that's happened to him. That was all fake. My cat has had a great life.)) I ordered a blueberry bagel with peach jam. I sat on a bench outside and munched on it. On the tree beside me had a heart bearing the words "Felix+Anjali FOREVER" carved into it. It seemed sad and lonely, but I really didn't know why. Below that was a carving which read "Halloween+Kiara=LOVE." That one felt kind of desperate. I'd always had the ability to sense traces of people. Beside the first carving was "Phoenix loves Sylvie." That one was sweet. The people who had left these, I sensed a kind of otherness about them. These had carried over from another world. ((OMG, I just had an idea that would be totally awesome! What if Felix and Anjali and all of them were pulled into these guy's dimension? Wouldn't that be freaky?))
(THAT WOULD BE AWESOME! I miss those characters! I'll talk to Cassie about that idea!)
((Yeah! That'd be awesome! I miss them too! I miss Sylvie and Phoenix and Felix and Anjali and Tommy and Violet and ALL of them!))
"Are you saying that they were street performers or something" I said still not buying any thing.
I finished my bagel and placed the napkin in the nearest trashcan. I hobbled back to the school to have one last crack at my homework before I called my teacher and asked for help.
I tried and tried, but I couldn't make heads or tails of the math assignment. I ended up calling the teacher, Mrs. Knox, but she wasn't very helpful. I remembered a quote my father had told me, much to my mother's disapproval, about school. "Those who don't have any other skills become teachers." Remembering this, I smiled and wiped a tear from my eye. A tear... It'd been so long since I'd cried, even since I'd cried manly tears.
*I nodded* "I was helping. It's a developing hobby." I explained, grinning. "I'm getting better and better every day!"
"Oh...Ok I understand, but you don't mind if I join. Its been my lifes dream to be an actor" I said hopeing I might get some info out of her
"It's not really a thing you 'join.' We're not very open to other people." I replied.
Then I couldn't take it any more. I knew she was a TimeShifter so I grabbed her arms and pined her aginst the wall wispering in her ear "I know you are a TimeShifter, and I have nothing to lose so please make me a Shifter. I want it and I WILL do anything to become a Shifter." I told her in a creepy sort of voice.
I sighed and left my math for when Mrs. Knox actually taught us the material.
We finished our pizza and went back to the school. I was just herding my brother into his dorm and convincing him to keep his door locked at all times when I heard shouting and had to leave him. "Get back inside and stay there!" I called back at him.
*I shoved Damon away and glared coldly* "Back off, dude." I snapped. "It takes a process before we decide we want to change someone into a Shifter. Especially a TimeFighter. I'll put in the request to Onyx." I turned around and walked silently away.
"I'm sorry I've...just...been through alot now and like I said I have nothing to lose" I said knelling down like a prince would "Please forgive me Ivy" I pleaded as I held out my hand. I was trying to convice her cause with Maria *She will never love me so what have I got to lose*
I marched my way over to the boy and pulled him away from Ivy. "Stay away from him, Ivy, he'll not be joining your ranks. Ever." I said in a commanding tone which clearly said that you didn't argue with me and you didn't talk back. You just complied. "What the hell are you thinking, boy? You know that Time Shifters have to drink human blood? You'll never be able to enjoy a hamburger of piece of pizza again if you become one. Regular food will smell and taste disgusting to you after that. And so what; your crush doesn't care about you? That's not the end of the world! You're sixteen, you're too young to commit to a relationship for the rest of your life! In two years or so you'll have forgotten all about her." I snapped at him. What a moron. I despised people who acted like their love life was the most important thing in the history of the universe. I slapped his dumbstruck face and marched back to Fadey's door.
*I shrugged and just turned around to walk away. Well, that fun had come to an end.*
*I knew that Ivanna and Maria were cool, but I still can't forgive her. I'll love Maria even If I become a TimeShifter. If I forget that I love her I promise I will never harm her.* I love her that deeply. And I want to experience what it feels like to be a killer.
"You're a moron!" I yelled at him. "An idiot! She'll NEVER love you if you become a Time Shifter! And why are you so hung up on her anyway? If you become a Time Shifter, I'm betting the first thing you do is kill Maria! You won't be who you are now if you become a Time Shifter! You won't love Maria, you'll want to kill her! Yeah, I'm reading your mind, I can do that! And you don't love her, you're INFATUATED with her!"
"NO! The first thing I'll do as a TimeShifter is to rid the world of the b*tch standing in front of me. Even if Maria says your on good terms I still cant trust you..." I said angrily but then I thought about what she said *If I do kill Maria* " Ivanna if do I kill Maria have your boyfriend(Solar)kill me.” I said full of sorrow.
"No." I said. I watched his jaw drop, then continued. "I don't care if you like me or trust me or if you hate me and can't wait 'til I'm dead. If you kill Maria, I'll kill you myself. And Solar isn't my boyfriend!" I walked away angrily.
I stalked back to Fadey's room and whispered a warning to him. "Don't come back out tonight, brother-mine, it is not safe." He nodded, and told me he understood and that he would keep his door locked.
((Cassie or Julia please make Damon a TimeShifter.Me and Sylive have an idea))
I heard there was a new student at our school, so I'll go meet him *I guess I'll vist his/her room and welcome them.* Just cause I'm like that."Hello I'm Maria White nice to meet you-" I said, but I saw a familar face that I just cant seem to get rid of. "Damon!?"
I was laying on my bed looking at my homework. I haven't had homework since I was home schooled. Then some random girl just barged in my room, but it wasn't just any girl it was Maria. *My beautiful Maria.* It was kind of an awkward moment cause last time I saw her was when I kissed her. There was a long pause before I spoke "Um...hi Maria..." I said kind of nervously "Listen Maria I'm sorry about last time lets just make a fresh start." I asked.
I was a little puzzled about this whole situation "Fine..., but don't try any thing or I WILL run away again k." I demanded
"Ok" I was relived that that mess was cleaned up. *But I need to ask her the big question* "Maria...what do you think about TimeShifters?" I asked her
*Well the politically correct answer is "No they are monsters, evil, cruel I never want to get near one" but I think...* "I think TimeShifters are misunderstood beasts, and I would really like to find one that WONT eat me alive and learn more about them. I said happily. Damon had a weird look on his face "Uh...? what’s wrong?"
"Oh...nothing I did know that you would say that. To tell you the truth I feel the same way." I told her "Well this has been fun...now why dont you get out of my room before someone comes and thinks the wrong idea" I said. She smiled and walked out of my room.
I had come to see how Maria was doing. I hoped that creep Damon was staying away from her, I didn't trust him as far as I could throw him. I knocked on Maria's door and waited for her to answer it. She didn't come to the door, so I went to investigate that creepy pervert Damon's dorm. I knocked on the door and waited for him to answer it. If he didn't, I would kick down the door.
While I was waiting, I lit up a cigarette. I knew the school was against underage smoking, but I just didn't care. I'd been thinking about quitting, but I didn't feel like it right now. I was too tired.
I sighed and tapped my foot on the floor. If he didn't open that door soon, I was kicking it off the hinges. I didn't trust Damon Safehaven, I never would, and I just couldn't see why Maria didn't pick up the weird, dark and dangerous vibes that boy made? She was psychic, if only slightly, why couldn't she sense the potential for destruction that boy held? He was unbalanced in the Karma department.
I walked by Damon's door and saw a girl from a few of my classes. Her name was Rosalinda, but I didn't know her personally. I think the only thing we had in common was that people thought we wee freaks because we're psychic. I tried to read her mind to find out why she was there, but, as usual, I couldn't. I don't know why I couldn't read her mind, but it wasn't possible.
Just as Maria was leaving my room I herd a knock on my door.” Crap! Maria don't open that door! If that’s the Ivy or the principal I could get in big trouble for having you in here.” I whispered in a worried tone. "Here your small enough to fit up on the top shelf of my closet. Here get up there quickly!" I demanded as I helped her up and closed the door. I wiped up the dirt off of my T-shirt and opened the door. It was Rosalinda and I always thought she was a stay in the forest kind of gal "Hi Rosy what brings you here to my room." I said this knowing this would make her angry but I didn't care.
"Where's Maria?" I demanded, a flame flickering in the palm of my hand. "Because I swear to God that if you've hurt her, I'll flay you into strips and fry you into the bacon I feed to my cat." The flame in my hand doubled in size as I said this. It was extremely hot, but fire didn't burn me. If I so chose, Damon's skin would sizzle off before he could move.
When I saw the flame in Rosalinda's hand I thought *I-is she crazy?! here in the school?!"* Then I remembered I pulled out my weapon in front of Ivanna and I probably deserve it. "Whoa-whoa-whoa take a freakin chill pill shes fine. What do you think I would do to her? You know me well enough." I told her "So could you please calm down and extinguish your fire?"
"No. I'll ask again: where is Maria?" The flame doubled in size again. "Tell me where Maria is and I WON'T burn a hole in you."
"You know what? Never mind. I'll just search your room myself." I said breezily.
"Will you clam the hell down k she's fine. I've met her and she's fine. now extinguish your flame please" I was on the floor begging for her to stop "If you don't I'm calling for Ivy."
"So what? She can't do anything about it, it's not a weapon." I said, opening the door to his closet and finding Maria there. I pulled her out by the arm and turned to glare at him. "What the hell was she doing in there?! I respect that you have some creepy stalker-crush on her, but if you're going to go locking her in your closet I'm going to call the PRINCIPAL and tell him you've been sexually harassing her!"
"I'm not a creepy stalker and Maria came in here and we talked about TimeShifters then you came." I explianed, but Rose had that huh sure look on her face.
"Its true and if was sexually harassing me I wouldn't be here right now and he'd probably be kicked out of school right now" I said trying to protect Damon. Even if I didn't like it when he kissed the other day maybe I'll give him another chance.
*I walked down the hall and came to an open door. I went through and poked my head in.* "Hey wassup? What's up with all the yelling?" I asked as I walked in.
"This boy," I motioned at Damon, "has been stalking this poor girl," I motioned at Maria, "for quite some time. I think it should be stopped." I looked straight at Ivy, begging her mentally to believe me.
*I cocked my head in curiosity, drumming my fingers on my arm.* "What's their side story?" I questioned after a bit of awkward silence.
"I was in my room doing homework, and Maria came in to my room and we talked thats it and SHE" I yelled as I pointed at Rose "Tried to kill me with her freaky fire powers" I exclaimed.
"See? He's delusional!" I scoffed. "I don't have any 'freaky fire powers' that I know of." I decided that lying was the way to go- I'd once accidentally set one of my classmates' hair on fire and been expelled for it. He hadn't even been hurt. The school just decided that it was too much of a liability to have a freak like me attending classes there.
"Well, Damon's story sounds a bit more convincing since the girl doesn't look like she was knocked out and dragged somewhere." I reasoned. "I don't believe the fire power thing though. That's quite unreasonable."
"Yes, quite unreasonable. But he has been stalking her. It's quite creepy. I still can't quite believe him, I think he may be mentally unbalanced. He threatened to run one of my friends through with a sword, you know, and if that doesn't qualify him for a straitjacket and a padded cell, I don't know what does." I said. I had to convince Ivy that he wasn't safe. He really wasn't. He was considering doing something very dark, I knew that, but I couldn't tell what. I would have to ask Ivanna to tap into his thoughts, she was the only one of our psychic duo to have the ability to read minds. I could see the future and auras and travel in the spirit world, but I couldn't read minds.
"He only did that to protect me and I think its cute..." I yelled at Ivy and Rosalinda, but I started blushing cause Damon had his eyes and mouth wide open.” I-I mean he even..." but I knew if I said me and Damon kissed it would only incriminate him more.
"You think it's CUTE that he almost killed my best friend? You're sick! Both of you are. God, why am I bothering trying to protect you from him? If you think almost killing someone is CUTE then maybe I WON'T try to protect you when he does his nut and tries to kill you!" I spat, and promptly left.
"Just...Rosalinda, Maria. Get out of Damon's dorm. I'll alert the officials and they can figure out the issue at hand." I said, getting sick of watching them go back and forth.
I watched them leave *M-Maria said I was cute?! Wait this isn't the time to be thinking that* " *sigh* What’s my punishment this time?" I asked her.
"That's up to the officials." I said simply, spinning on my heel and leaving.
I stormed down the hallway. It was already eight PM, I wouldn't be able to make it home tonight. I'd just crash with Ivanna if it came to that.
*I had left the base to come check on my institute of living beings and watched through the heating duct their whole interaction. I smiled as I watched it all happen, and opened the duct to jump down infront of Ivy, "Well handled?"I questioned, grin coming into play.
"It's my job. Been doin' it for years." I replied, leaning against the wall. "What do you want?"
"Just come to hang out with my BFFL, nothing new, sweet-cheeks." I grinned again.
"When you say crap like that, you sound like a pedophile." I pointed out, rolling my eyes. "Seriously, what do you want?"
"Well, for the most part- to get away from the base, and I actually really wanted to come here.."I confessed, shrugging.
"I see..." I muttered, glancing around. "Well, there's nothing exciting here. Have you checked in on the newbie?"
"What one?"I asked, leaning onto the the wall.
"You know which one." I scoffed. "Foxtrown. I hate that chick but I think she's spazzing out cause she doesn't get the whole 'eating blood' thing yet."
"I haven't seen her since she's woken up. I assume that someone has talked to her."I growled.
"She's refusing to let anyone in her room, let alone actually leaving it herself." I replied with a shrug. "She's gonna starve herself."
"I hope she has fun with that."I replied,putting my hand in my pocket.
"You know, you're technically responsible for her, no one else. No one cares about her and if you give up on her, she WILL die a long and painful death." I pointed out over-dramatically.
"Just shut-up! She'll make it through."
"Yeah, keep believing that." I giggled. "I gotta job to do. See you around." I said, walking off.
"Wait!--" I ran after her, "What are you going to do?"
"Uh...Tell the officials about all the supposed stalker business. Why?" I asked.
"Can I come with you?"I asked, interested.
"Why? Do you really want to watch me go and argue with a fat old guy?" I asked.
"That would be interesting to watch, yes!"
*I rolled my eyes and continued down the hall. I knocked on the door of the principal who let me in. I ignored Felix as I entered.* "There was a dispute down the hall. Some dude had a girl in his closet and another person caught him and blah blah blah." I explained in a monotone.
*I laughed in the hallway, listening. It just got better.*
"You say it like I'm supposed to care!" I spluttered from my desk chair. "So what!? You kids gotta have fun while you still can and not stuck behind some desk having to put up with children!"
"God we go through this everytime!" I snapped. "WHY DID YOU TAKE THIS JOB IF YOU HATE KIDS!?"
*I started to laugh hysterically as I fell on the floor.*
*I glared, my fat face turning red.* "I don't need crap from you, Ms. Smith! Just go tell the dude he has ISS for two days and so does the girl in the closet. I DON'T CARE."
*I stopped laughing. "Smith?"I whispered, narrowing my eyes.
"Fine!" I snapped, shouldering past Felix and walking down the hall.
"Smith?"I yelled at her.
"Yes? What's the big issue!?" I snapped.
*I twitched, "So...your the sister of that Gale kid?"
"Gale...?" I questioned, thinking a moment. "Oh! You mean my TimeFighter cousin! He tried to kill me once but we got a truce."
"Why? Is Gale somehow significant?" I asked. I took me a moment but I finally remembered something me and Onyx had discussed. "Holy crap! He's Clara's friend!"
*I nodded, yawning.*
"God Onyx will kill me if he finds out..." I muttered, putting a hand to my forehead.
"Yep!"I replied, smiling.
"Dude, I will strangle you and that newbie with my bare hands if you dare say anything." I growled.
*I lifted my hands up in a defensive position, "Who said I would?"
"You insinuated it." I snapped, stepping forward threateningly.
*I stepped back, smiling.*
*I glared, not enjoying this.*
I poked my head out of the dorm, hoping to be able to visit Ivanna. I knocked on her door somewhat hesitantly. "Ivanna? It'd me, Solar."
I heard someone knocking on my door and got up from my place on the couch. I was getting ready to chew them out for making me have to answer the door in the middle of my favorite movie, but then the person turned out to be Solar. I sighed and opened the door. "Hey, Solar. What's up?"
"Not much, really. Um, I was just wondering... Would you want to come with me to the bagel shop tomorrow?" I asked, blushing pure red. "I- I mean, if you have homework or something and can't go, that's fine... Or if you just don't want to go, that's fine with me, too..."
"No, no, I'd love to go get a bagel with you." I replied quickly.
"Okay. Do you have morning classes tomorrow?" I asked excitedly. I could barely believe I'd summoned up the nerve to ask her to so much as to get a bagel with me.
I was flattered that he was asking me. "No, I only have an afternoon biology class and creative writing tomorrow, thank god. I barely got through geometry today. It's pretty hard."
I said and smiled gratefully. "What classes do you have?" I added, and not just for politeness' sake. I really did want to know.
"Well, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I have geometry, biology, and history in the morning. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I have creative writing, PE, and chemistry in the afternoon. What do you have?" I asked.
"On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I have geometry, history, and chemistry in the morning; and on Tuesdays and Thursdays I have biology, PE-slash-health, and creative writing." I replied quickly.
"Great. Now we know when we both have spare time!" I said. I was kind of a mix of excited and awkward and embarrassed, but it was okay because I'd be seeing Ivanna tomorrow morning.
I was kind of nervous and embarrassed and excited. "So, you want to come in? I'm watching a movie called Sunshine right now. It's my favorite." I smiled. He smiled back, a nervous kind of smile, but it was stunning.
"Okay. What's it 'bout?" I asked, grinning.
"Well, it's about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous mission to the Sun. In 2057, with the Earth in peril from the dying Sun, the crew is sent to reignite the Sun with a massive stellar bomb, a nuclear device with the equivalent mass of Manhattan Island." I grinned.
"O-kay... That's not weird at all..." I muttered, but agreed to watch with her. She was such a magical person; she was just so alive.
I smiled to myself. Solar was probably the best friend you could ask for, even if his mom had been a Time Shifter.
I loved her smile, it was so beautiful. She almost never smiled, so that just added to the beauty of it.
I sat down on the couch as she started up the movie. I saw the bag of popcorn and snatched a handful of it. Grinning, I stuffed it into my mouth. "Mmmf!" I exclaimed around my overlarge mouthful. Swallowing hastily so that the kernels scraped down the back of my throat unpleasantly, I added "This is good popcorn!"
"Yeah, it is!" I said, jumping on the couch beside him and snatching the bag away. "Mmm!" I exclaimed in joy.
"Hey! Gimme!" I shouted. "C'mon, give 'em back!"
"Shh! That Damon kid already got in trouble tonight for having a girl in his room, I don't want to get in trouble for having you in here!" I hissed. I heard someone outside my door and froze. "Quick! Someone's out there! Hide!"
With a crack like a whip, I disappeared in a puff of smoke and reappeared as a girl when the smoke cleared. "Well, I think this solves that problem." I reasoned with a smirk.
"How did you DO that?" I asked in awe and slight fear.
"Fox magic. Trade secret." I replied. I mished I could tell her, but I couldn't. FoxLord forbid.
"Who's the FoxLord?" I asked curiously. There were many odd things about Solar Charlotte that I may never know, but I hoped he would have shared at least something with me.
"The Lord of All Foxes, duh!" I said as if it were obvious to anyone. "He's our honorable and much-loved Fox king!"
"O-kay... So foxes have kings?" I asked, pausing the movie.
"No, only the Nesera foxes do. And he's not really king, he's more of a lawmaker." I told her softly.
"What are 'Nesera Foxes?'" I asked, bewildered.
"There are five sects of enchanted foxes. The Nesera, the dancers; the Mehay, the prophets; the Shm'Ecl, the void-dwellers; the Mana'Ecl, the void masters; and the Mana'Mehay, the master prophets. I'm one of the Nesera'ra, the dancers guild." I explained.
"Whoa..." I managed to say.
"Yeah." I agreed. "Maybe one day you can come see one of our choirs dance. Preferably mine. I'm in the Elite Silver Choir, the highest rank a Nesera'ra can get without royal blood in their veins."
"Can you explain a little more? I'm kinda confused." I told him.
"Not really. I've never been to the island where all the other foxes live. I'm the only Fox in a thousand years to be born off the island." I told her. It was kind of sad to think that I didn't even know where the island was.
"Whoa. They only let people be born in a certain place? That's kinda harsh, man. I mean, that's like, something Hitler might've done if he'd won the war..." I said.
"Not really, it's more like... It's for our own good." I began to explain. "Foxes have very strong magic. It can kill us if we don't know how to control us. Living on the island makes it easier for us to control it. Well, that's what my dad said."
"Oh. Why is that?" I asked.
"I don't know exactly why, my dad said it was because the built-up magic that inhabits the island protects its Foxes." I said.
"Really?" I asked, wide-eyed with awe. "That's amazing!" I whispered. His ears twitched in amusement. He smiled, too, but it was really his body language that expressed his emotions most clearly. I could always tell what he was feeling by the twitches of his tail, or the position of his ears, or the way he moved.
"I guess it is. You know, my dad always told me about how there was a school on the island that is open solely to kids with special powers. Usually they're kids who's powers have been declared illegal by the High Council." I told her as the movie went on. It really was a good movie. I reached for the popcorn bag and... the popcorn was gone. "The High Council is made up of Shape Changers, a few Time Shifters, the very last Time demon, as well a the Enchanted Falcons, Wolves, Crows, Hawks, Lions, and Serpents. There one or two unusually gifted Time Fighters on it, too. They make inter-species laws."
"Wow..." I whispered. Then something occurred to me. "Why would their powers be illegal?"
I shrugged. "The ones that are usually banned are the ones that are dangerous or impossible to control or really destructive. Sometimes they're banned for the users' own good. Sometimes it's stuff the mob might like to use. You know, necropathy, pyrokinetics, emotion control, mind control, telepathy, terrakinetics, demonic powers, the ability to summon demons, that kind of stuff."
"Necropathy is illegal?!" I gulped frantically. "And telepathy, too? Crap, I'm f*cked." I groaned in dismay. I wasn't gonna get arrested, was I? Surely Solar wouldn't rat me out, right? Just like he never called the cops or kicked me out when he ran the bar, right?
"You're necropathic?!" I yelped, scooting away from her. "I mean, telepathy isn't so bad, but NECROpathy? Necropathy is just EVIL!"
"Hey, it's not my fault! I was BORN a Necropath! I haven't used my power since I accidentally killed my neighbors' dog! And that was the first time I ever used it!" I yelled at him. "Now get out. Out!"
"Fine! I'm leaving! I don't want to be around a murderer anyway!" I spat, got up from the couch, and stormed out. "Damn, why did she never tell me?" I growled. "Oh, yeah, 'cuz necropaths are lying scum." I stormed off to my dorm angrily and shoved the key into the lock. "Stupid girl! Stupid me! Why was I so stupid?! She practically screams 'necropath!' Why didn't I pick up on it before?!" I berated myself as I stomped inside, slammed the door shut, and locked it.
I turned off the movie and cried. Why couldn't he understand? Why couldn't he accept that I'd never used my power since I'd found out I had it? Why was that so hard?
Why did every friend I ever made either stab me in the back or turn out to be a liar? Or, in this case, a murderer.
I just cried. For hours. I decided not to go to school tomorrow. Maybe I'd stay home the next day. Maybe I'd gather my things and run away. That would be nice. To just RUN, and never look back!
It was long and boring in ISS *and I still don’t understand how I got dragged into this* And I don't know why but I was going to Ivanna to talk to her about Damon. Even though she is not the one to come to when there is boy trouble. I knock on her door and it swings open there is Solar coming out of Ivanna's room looking ticked. *I don’t even want to know...* But I here Ivanna crying and I was quiet surprised cause she wasn't the type to cry about anything "Ivanna are you all right?" I asked calmly.
"Please, Maria. Just go away." I sobbed. I didn't want to talk to anyone. "Please." I begged.
"Ivanna I want to help please tell me what’s wrong..." I pleaded even though she was going to start yelling a me.
"It's nothing." I cried.
I went over and touched her shoulder "please if you tell me what's wrong I wont think any different of you" I begged. *If its what I think I'm running at full speed.*
"Solar... He... He..." I stammered. I didn't think I could tell her. It was bad enough what Solar had said, but Maria too? Even if she didn't know what it meant, she would never look at me the same again once I explained what it meant.
"Did he say some mean things to you...or is it something else" I asked. I've never seen her like this. Since were practically friends she will tell me.
"It's complicated... He... He said things, yes, but that's not all..." I whimpered. The tears wouldn't stop.
"Nothing you say can change the way I think about you...just tell me what he said...I can take it." I said thinking what could be so bad that she cant tell me. I hugged her "Please tell me…if you don't I'm going to cry too..." I told her with my eyes big and full of tears.
"We... We were watching this movie... And... And... We got to talking about magic foxes, and he said something about a school on an island full of freaks like me... And he said that they were there because their powers were illegal, and then I asked why they were illegal, and he said because they were only used to hurt people... And I got mad, 'cuz he said everybody with this one power I have is a criminal, so I told him to get out of my room, and he... And he..." I couldn't say anymore, it was too horrible.
I was feeling so sorry for her. Then lots of anger welled up inside me. I got up "I understand...I have gifts I'm not proud of...but." I made a fist "Solar is dead if I find him I don’t care I'm using my powers on him... its pay back for hurting my friend." I finished with a smile. "Don’t worry I got your back!" I said giving her a thumbs up.
"Don't..." I pleaded. "Please..."
I looked at her she and all I could think of was *She must really love Solar* I stood up and started to leave "Well I guess I'll leave you alone..." I said as I left. I completly forgot to ask about Damon, but she was in so much pain I just couldnt bear to be in that room.
I flopped onto my couch and sighed. This was awful. My only friend in this whole damn school turned out to be a criminal.
ISS wasnt the best I'm still thinking about whether I should really be a TimeShifter. I lay on my bed wondering what Maria was serious about what she said. Ivanna is propablay right about me eating Maria, but I dont care I want to experience being a monster.
I just curled up on my couch and drifted off. Just before sleep overtook me, I wished on the star just outside my window that I would never wake up again.
I soon woke up, and, feeling trapped in here, I decided to take a walk in the forest. As a precautionary measure, I went to the hollow tree where I'd hidden my katanas and Fadey's stiletto. I took both my swords from their place and took them with me.
"This has been one hectic day" I say as I plopped on my bed *First Damon comes back to life runs off... then I meet Macey who is supposed to be my sister?!* I don’t know what to do about my sister. I believe her until she says I'm supposed to be a shifter. *How is that possible I'm so nice how can I be a killer?* I think as I look at my hand.
I walked through the campus to the principal's office. "Sir? I have to inform you of the medical absence of one of the students. Ivanna Anastasia Romanov will not be in attendance for, likely, the next several weeks. She had a very public psychotic breakdown today, and has been taken to Stillingston Psychiatric Hospital where she awaits diagnosis. It doesn't look too good, though." I informed him very politely when the secretary ushered me into his office.
"Fine. I'll look up her schedule and e-mail her teachers about this." I said wearily. "You can go now." I waved her away and sighed.
"Yes, sir." I said quietly and left. I decided to go see Maria. Did she know about Ivanna? I walked to the dorms and knocked on Maria's door. "Maria? You okay?" I called out. "Did you hear about what happened?"
I hear a knock on my door and it was Rosalinda. "I'm fine... I've had one heak of a day... Wait what happened to who?" I asked her.
I walked to the private school, and waited to see the principal so that i could enroll.
"Wait, you HAVEN'T heard? Oh my god, Ivanna had a psychotic breakdown and had to be taken away in restraints." I shuddered. "It was horrible. She was screaming so loudly everyone on the street had to cover their ears. I think she was hallucinating, too. She kept begging someone called Sasha not to hit her again."
As I listened my mouth was literally hitting the floor and my eyes were as big as those stuffed dolls in my room. "OMG! is she alright?" I asked cause I was really worried about Ivanna.
"I don't know, I haven't been over there. I'm going now, if you want to come." I said.
"Yes I need to go. Damon ran in there I don't know why... I thought Ayna killed him, but he came back to live... he has been acting a little different lately..." I blabbed on as we walked out of the school.
"Well, let's go." I said, heading off.
"Ok. " I said and we were of to the hospital.
I went out for a walk to clear my head. I had ended up staying in the dorms the previous night. I would likely have to stay here again tomorrow. I walked out of the school unseen and slipped unnoticed into the forest.
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