Hero School - first chapter
16 days ago
Heroes are not
always heroic at the start and it is not easy to think of others before
yourself. It is only human to only think of yours self. Journeys are quick and
easy for some but hard for others but every path is different. Can Fate really determine
your path in life?
Principal Yale: Okay
everyone! Pipe down! I know this is an odd announcement to make during your
lunch period but I have to make it eventually.
Elise: Okay get on
with it Yale! We donít have all day. *Everyone cheers for me and then quiets
down on my command. *
*Elise is probably the most obnoxious stuck up brat in the school, but what ever
she says goes, especially with her father being a top hero of all the Worldís
Heroís. He is also one of the top supporters for this school. Though he scolds her for being
so controlling but he does not punish his daughter. That is understandable no
one should punish their child. That is a fear based approach, though I feel
that Elise needs to be taught a lesson or something. I take a deep breath and
continue once it is quiet again. * There is a new student joining us this year
and she has just moved here to New Lark Town. She is a mute so pleases do try
and understand if she does not answer you. She has no other family of her own
so the school has decided to take her in. Now please give a warm welcome to
Lana Byrne! *The small quite albino girl steps out shyly from behind me. Sometimes
I wonder what this girl has seen besides the brutal murder of her parents. She
then proudly felt helpless and upset that her powers did not come to her sooner
so she could have protected them. Then she traveled alone across the country
from school to school trying to learn more about who she is or more importantly
where her home is, such a journey only to make it to this school. The girl is
wearing her school uniform with her hair pulled back into a ponytail like she
should. She gives a sweet smile and waves to everyone. Some kids wave back but they
get scolded by Elise. I frown at this and usher the girl to the lunch line. * Okay
now for this interruption I will extend your lunch by ten minuets. *Elise grins
at this along with everyone else. Well this is my cue to leave. Lana will do
just fine, I hope. *
Elise: *I stare
down Principal Yale until she makes her exit out of the cafeteria. Then I turn
my attention to the new girl who slowly sits down at the far end of my table.
What was her name again? Lana? Yeah thatís it. Personally I like sitting alone
when I eat. That girl has some nerves to think she can sit at my table or maybe
she is just stupid. I will admit she is very different but beautiful looking.
Her glasses are a bit dorky looking but her eyes are very light blue, and it
makes it hard to look away from them. I shake my head and then stand up. All
eyes turn to me as expected. I strut over to the new girl then I give her the
nastiest look I could possibly give her. * Why the hell are you at this table?
Are stupid or something? *She just shakes her head no and I feel livid.
Carefully I pull off her glasses and toss them across the cafeteria floor. Her
expression is that of a look of hurt and a stunned mix, just the way I like it.
Gently I grab her silky white hair and then swiftly push her head into her hot
plate of food. What surprises me is that she doesnít fight back. I let go of
her after a few seconds. People ooh and stiffen up from my assault but none
stand up to tell me to stop, as they should. Lana weekly pulls her head up and
it is cover in mash potatoes. She gently wipes her face clean then stands up.
The girl is about a head shorter than me, fairly short. She then angrily waves
her arms about and moves her lips about, but then stops in defeat when no sound
comes out. Her face is beat red then she quickly runs out of the cafeteria and
stops to pick up her glasses on the way out. It is better for her to not even
be here at all. Principal Yale is a moron to think a girl like that can make
this cruddy school her home. That girl should just move along. She is probably
crying in the bathroom like an infant. I roll my eyes at the thought. *
Nick: Elise, come
on donít you think that was a bit harsh? She is a new student for crying out
loud. She doesnít know your rules.
Elise: Shut it
Nick! *I punch Nick in the arm making him groan. I roll my eyes to him and
follow the retreating girl. Lana retreats into a bathroom and I hesitate. I
take a deep breath then open the door to find Lana washing her hair and face.
Well she is not crying, that makes what I am about to say easier. * I guess I
should apologize. I should have set my ground rules first Lana. *The girl dries
her face then looks over to me with a sad frown. * Rule one, I rule this whole
school and no one ever argues with me! Rule two, what ever I say goes and no
buts! Rule three, no one is allowed to sit with me while I am eating! Rule
four, noting is my fault! Rule five, other rules donít affect me like rules of
the school. Rule six, everyone is forbidden to touch me! Rule seven never look
down at me. Now if you are to break my rules I will sue you or I could just
kick your pretty little a** to the moon. Nod your head if you hear me. *Lana
does not do anything for a moment then she slowly nodes her head then leaves the
bathroom with me trailing behind her back to the cafeteria. Lana sits next to Nick
and does not look at me for the rest of the time. Good! By the end of lunch I
find myself not able to finish my lunch for some reason. I guess I lost my
appetite or maybe it is the lunch tray still sitting at the end of the table. A
constant reminder of the new girl and sometimes it gets me staring at her for
long periods of time. I watch as other students talk at her and she would
occasionally nod along. Despite Nick already having a girlfriend, he appears to
have a thing for her and it confuses me. Slowly and hesitantly I get up then I walk
up behind Lana. Gently I rest my hands on her shoulders causing her to stiffen
up and nervously look up to me. * Nick.
Nick: What is it
Elise if you donít mind me asking? Oh yeah, is thatís against the rules too?
You know you canít do anything to me. I am as poor as horse s*** and I have
been sent to the moon countless times. You really donít have a position of
authority over me here and pleases keep Lana out of this! She really seems like
a sweet girl even if she canít speak her mind.
Elise: It seems to me
that you Nick have feelings for Lana. Are those feelings true or false? *He
gives me a shaky stare and that is all I need to know. * If this is true you
are going out of line here. You already have a girlfriend or have you already
forgotten her? *I look over to his girlfriend. Her name is Rebecca and she very
sweet brunette who I would hate to see heartbroken. I see the shocked look in
her face and I frown. *
Nick: No! I donít
have ďfeelingsĒ for the new girl Elise. Rebecca is the only girl for me. Let it
Elise: *I notice
Nick blow a kiss to Rebecca and she giggles in joy like a girl. He tosses out
the rest of his lunch with Rebecca on his heels. Good. I feel Lana relax under
my hands and I smile. * Good to hear. If you dare talk to Lana again with out
Rebecca in your arms I will seriously send you permanently to the moon. Got it!
Nick: I got it you
control freak! *Frowns*
Elise: *I roll my
eyes to him. * I have my reasons Nick!
Nick: Oh really?
Remember you canít just control people even your own father says itís wrong!
You canít control me like the others Elise!
Elise: Ah but I
already have! My father is not here and he has nothing to do with this. Leave
him out of it. Remember the rules Nick! *I use my mental powers on Nick to
force him to obey and move along. * Lana this means you need to move yet again
and this time take your food tray with you! *Lana quickly stands up and almost
bumps into me making me lose my balance slightly. She then grabs her plate and
tosses it into the trash. She then grabs a peace of paper from her coat pocket.
Then she leaves the cafeteria completely. I toss my lunch as well and head off
to class. I know controlling people is wrong but it is so much fun! You get
what you want with little painful drama in the long run. This class is my
favorite of them all. It is my exhibition class where I get to put my skills to
actual work. As I walk in I notice that Lana is in this class. That means she
passed her exams with flying colors. She must have a mighty talent if she was
able to get in the special exhibition class. Lana takes off her school coat and
puts it into her class locker. I do the same and make my way to my spot on the
bleacher. The class is actually not that big probably due to how difficult it
is to get in. There are only eleven of us well now there are twelve. Everyone
piles onto the bleachers and we wait for the teacher. After about two minuets
Professor Dole enters. She has a large chart in her hands and her eyes are
glued to it. This gives me no leverage over her unfortunately. As soon as she
looks up all would be lost for her and she knows that. *
Okay class. Good news. Looks like we have twelve students now. That means we
can finally do pairings. You will each be paired with your life partner today. Your
life partner has already been chosen according to skill level, of course. I
will read off the names and you will come up and collect your hero watch.
looks around nervously. I actually feel nervous myself. I sure hope I donít get
pared with Nick of all people. He is probably the only one who would possibly
stand a chance against me. The idea of a life partner seems drastic to me but
it is common. My fatherís life partner happened to be my mother. I cross my
fingers and hope for the best. *
First off we have Tommy and David. *The two boys stand up and I actually see
relief on their faces. They grab their watches that are custom made just for
them. Then they sit back down while everyone claps. * Now Finn and Rose.
Finn and Rose: * The
two look to each other in shock and slight disgust. *
Professor Dole: Now
you may not like each other at first but eventually you will have to learn to
work with each other in order to pass this class. Or better yet graduate. That
is a challenge you both will have to face together. *Everyone claps and they
both quickly snatch their watches and make their way to their seats trying to
sit far apart from each other.
Drake and Cole. *The
two boys high five each other then collect their watches. They hoot and holler while
everyone claps. *
Nick and Rebecca. *Everyone
cheers and claps. The two happily get up and they hold hands as they grab their
Elise: *Oh thank
goodness those two are together. The only problem is I have no idea who could
possible be matched with me. The more I look around the more displeased I get. *
Professor Dole: Jacky
and Ellen. *The two grab their watches and they look a bit disappointed. Everyone
cheers though. *
Elise: *That Ellen,
her name annoys me sometimes. Mainly because people sometimes get us confused.
We look nothing alike! She is pretty and I am attractive. Very different. *
Professor Dole: And
finally we conclude with Elise and Lana. *Most of the students look confused
but they still cheer and clap loudly. Mainly if they didnít Elise would ring
their necks. But according to the charts Lana is a close match with Elise. The
Charts donít lie. Lana is a very powerful girl and I am nervous if Elise will
drag her down. *
Elise: *I stand up
and Lana hesitantly stands up as well. We both collect our watches that are
costumed made. Lanaís watch is white and blue while mine is red and gold. The
gold looks actually like real gold. What makes these watches special is that
they can never be destroyed or hacked, and they can never come off once they
are put on. The two watches also can communicate with each other no matter the
distance. That is as much as I know about them. Lana puts hers on and I do the
same. This should be interesting. I wonder why the Charts would put us
together. I mean the Charts are an actual group of old spiritual people that
connect heroes together. They are hardly ever wrong on who they pair people
with. But why am I paired with the new girl of all people? She must be powerful
or something. * Looks like we are a team Lana. This should be interesting.
*Lana looks confused but she nods anyway. *
Professor Dole: Okay
first order of business is the training course you will do with your new life
partner. Both of you will have to cross the finish in order to pass. Not
necessarily at the same time but it would be wise to stay close with each
other. Because if only one of you crosses you get and automatic zero and you
will have to redo it until you get it right. Now lets all go to the west hall
to the training course.
Elise: Harsh. Well
Lana you better not slow me down! Elise does not get Fís or zeros and that is
against the rules. Now lets go! *Lana nods her head and frowns. We make our way
to the training course and we look at it in awe. *
Rebecca: Itís so
beautiful and scary at the same! Is it possible to die on this course?
Elise: No duh, you
idiot. Look you can die pretty much doing anything Rebecca. I mean come on!
*Rebecca rolls her eyes and hides behind Nick before I could slap her. * Whatever
Pipe down Elise. This is a serious training course child. Yes chances of dying
are high! The big leagues use this all the time. Sometime they canít make it
through without some serious injury.
Cole: Then why are
we being sent through it? We should at least get a map or something to help us.
I donít want to die!
Professor Dole: In
real life you donít always get maps when fighting crime! This is a hard test
and I will not be handing out tip sheets understood? Now get to your places at
the starting line with your partner! *I point to the start line. All the
students line up quickly and nervously. *
Elise: *I take a
deep breath and start to stretch my legs. Lana stretches her arms and back. I
make sure to keep myself relaxed and loose because I know that if I did get
injured being relaxed would help. With a yawn I look to Lana and see her
smiling back. She gives me the thumbs up and I gladly return it. I decide to
tie my hair up in a bun just so it wonít get caught onto anything. I help Lana
do the same. *
Very nice Elise. This is a perfect example of how to go about preparing for any
training course. Now all of you will be going through at the same time. Separator
walls will block you off from each other so you canít cheat. I will be sending
you through courses that will challenge you and some will be harder than others
depending on your skill level. You will not be timed so no need to rush through
things. When I fire the gun that means go. Understood. *All the students nod
and I ready the gun and fire it. *
Elise: *I move
forward down the track as quickly as I can and I see Lana right there beside
me. I grin and she smiles back. The first obstacle looks complicated but I
watch as Lana skillfully makes her around it with such speed she even
destroyers one of the obstacles with just a mere punch. Then she stops in the
middle of it and waves to me. She gives me the thumbs up and I nod back to her.
She showed me where to go and even took out one of the obstacle that was set
out to hurt me. It might have been successful. I use my super speed to make it
through to Lana. Then we hear a loud scream and I can only guess what that
means. Then a big screen slides down in front of us and shows what happened. Finn
takes a major hit to the head and is knocked out immediately. I cringe from the
site and I watch Rose running to his side to drag his limp body out of further
danger. Then the screen flashes the words ELIMINATED in all red caps. I feel
myself gasping from the site. Then Lana grabs the screen and pulls out some incredibly
long wires then quickly grabs a spike from one of the traps. Then connects them
together quickly. This girl works almost like a computer in is fascinating to
watch. She then hand the thing to me. The screen ascends out of our way and I
notice where we are at. A massive possibly bottomless pit is there. Over on the
other side is more of the track. Lana then gently places a hand on my sleeve
and gives it a light tug. I look to her and watch her making arm movements. I
just know she is trying to tell me something. She is pointing at the wall and
repeats a certain arm motion at the spot in the wall. Then I get it. I
carefully take the spike in my hand and use my super strength to toss it at
that spot. I make sure to keep hold of the wire though. Swiftly I swing my way
to the other side safely though it is a bit of a jump down. Then I hear a loud
yell. I then notice that I never tossed the rope back to Lana. She just stands
there on the other side with her arms crossed looking a bit annoyed and
startled. A new screen comes down and it shows David plummeting to his doom. I look
in horror when the words ELIMINATED flash. Then the screen pulls away and I
notice the worried look on Lanaís face. * Just shake it off Lana! We can do
this! There has got to be another way to cross! *I shout this as loudly as I
can. She nodes her head then wipes her eyes. Then she walks over to the wall
and puts her foot on to the wall. I look to her with a confused look. She then
completely defies gravity and walks onto the wall. Lana simply walks over by
walking on the wall. She occasionally looks nervously down the wall into the
pit of doom causing her to go a little uneasy in her steps. * Lana! Itís okay
just look over to me. Donít you dare look down! *Lana snaps her eyes over to me
then nodes her head. She smiles and runs over to me making my head spin
slightly. She then jumps down to me and we then continue on. Then loud screams
are heard and I cover my ears from the sound. Lana does the same and she looks
to me with worry. The dreaded screen scrolls down and it shows Jacky and Ellen both
plummeting to their doom. It appears that they used the spikes from the traps
and uses them like ice picks on the wall. But Jackyís hand slips while Ellen
tries to grab her but it sends them both falling to their doom. The words
ELIMINATED appear causing me to cover my eyes from the seen and then I try to shake
it off. Lana frowns and she cowers a bit. I gently side hug her. * Itís going
to be okay. Lets just get out of here. Okay? *Lana sadly nods her head and we
decide to keep moving. The next part of the course is very maze like. Because I
find myself running into an all white wall and Lana quickly stops me by
grabbing my arm before I go face first into a wall of spikes. * Lana what did I
say about touching me! But thank you! You saved me from becoming Swiss cheese.
You know what, I came up with a better idea. Why donít you walk onto the wall
and look down on the maze to find where I should go? Then you can just lead me
through it. I know you canít talk so you can make some kind of noise. Two
sounds mean yes and one sound means no okay? *Lana nods her head and claps her
hands loudly with a smile. She then runs up on to the large wall and quickly
maps out the maze in her mind. * Do I go right? *Lana claps her hands twice so
I turn right and head down a long hallway with many doors. I stand in front of
the doors as I ask yes or no? She would answer no for most of the time until I
come to one door and she finally answers yes. I open it and it is an annoying
colored hallway. It almost hurts my eyes when looking at it. I ignore it and
keep walking forward until I come to a four-way junction. I step in front of
each until Lana answers yes. I rundown the hallway until I stop at a door when
I go to open it I hear a loud reputation of claps. With confusion I stop. *
What is it? Is there something behind this door that I should be careful of?
*Lana response with a yes. I nod and slowly I open the door to find and small bottomless
trench. If I had just rushed through the door I would have probably fallen into
it. I simply jump over it. * Is it okay now? *Lana answers yes. I steadily keep
moving down the path and I come to a river oddly. I notice piranhas swimming
down below and I gulp a bit. * How do I get across? *Lana does not respond. I
look around and notice a small walkway that goes along the parameter. I notice
one goes left and the other goes right. * Do I go right? *Lana answers yes. I
slowly shimmy my way on the small walk way. It is probably no bigger than a
foot. Then a screen scrolls down and it shows Drake trying to dumbly jump
across the black pit of doom only to fall to his doom. I slap my forehead in
confusion and the slight humor to it as the words ELIMINATED appears. I decide to
just continue on. The walk way goes on for quite sometime until I notice a
small bridge. * Lana! Do I take the bridge? *Lana answers no so I continue
until I come across another bridge. Before I can ask Lana answers yes so I take
it and continue down the path. Then I see the way out of the maze and I squeal
with excitement. Lana walks over to me and we both jump up and down with glee. Even
better I notice the finish line! We both dash to it and we both jump up and
down with excitement. Then a screen scrolls down then it shows both Kevin and
Rebecca falling to their doom when they tired to use one of the obstacles as a
bridge so they could walk across, but the obstacle broke when they were about half
way through causing them to scream as they fall. I watch in shock as they fall
and the words ELIMINATED appear. Lana tears up and I feel the same sadness. *
Professor Dole: No
one was supposed to pass this course on his or her first try yet you two somehow
Elise: What? *I
look to the Professor with confusion and I wipe my eyes. * So you are saying we
were all supposed to die?
Professor Dole: No.
No one died. The bottom of the pit is just a giant cushion. They are all fine
but they all failed and they will have to try again until they pass.
Elise: Oh thank
goodness! *Lana looks up with relief on her face as she wipes her eyes. *
Finn will be fine too. He just got a concussion but he should pull through. You
two on the other hand have impressed me and have passed the course. The world
needs heroes like you out in the world. Though I canít have you graduate yet so
I will have you do a few more assignments.
Elise: Really! We
passed! This is awesome! What other assignments do we have to do?
Professor Dole: A twelve
page paper on your process of the course with you partner, a simulation
assignment and then you will then be assigned your villains. You two are just
kids still so you wont just be allowed to just leave the school. Not until youíre
peers pass this test.
Elise: That is not
fair. Why should we be held back because of them? *I take a deep breath. Lana
frowns at me and I snarl at her in return. *
Sorry but yes. That means I expect high quality papers for the both of you. I
will meet you here tomorrow for the simulation assignment. Your other
classmates will attempt again tomorrow with the same course. This time I will
provide them a map. So they should be able to get through it this time.
Elise: Dole. You
know it is respectful to look in peopleís eyes when talking right?
HAHA With you. Never. I know your powers Elise. You are just going to make it
so I donít assign you the paper. Do you really think that is going to work on
me again? *This is a nasty girl. She could make me brain dead in a heartbeat. *
Elise: I would
never use my powers like that. You say that like I would actually use my powers
to my advantage. I am not a villain, I would not do that I am a hero and that
is what this stupid school is supposed to teach me. Teachers and students fear
me here, well they should but still. Not the best environment for heroes. If
you expect me to do what you say then stand up to me or I could just walk all
over you. Honestly I think you need to relook how you work here.
Elise you are just one of those students that are a challenge for everyone
here. We are not responsible on what decision you make. You have used your
powers on others before and I have personally been a victim myself. What you
have done to this great school is not okay Elise. This school is home for some
people and when you make home a fearful place it is not good for anyone. When
we do try to punish you, you find a way out of it every time. You fight and you
are controlling. I would say you have a very nasty and vileness behavior. Even
I thought that you would be a great student to have and looks like I miss
judged you. You are not to be trusted. Lana you better be carful around this
girl even if she is your life partner. I apologies that you had to end up with
her but the Charts donít lie when they pair people, maybe somehow you can help
steer Elise in a brighter and better direction than any of the teachers here
Elise: *I smile and
pat Professor Dole on the shoulder. * Very brilliant Miss Dole. You speak from
your heart and I admire that. Though that is probably why you arenít married by
now. Now I have a crummy paper to write. I will see you tomorrow then. Lana
lets get out of this mad house. Seeing my friends fall to what I thought was
there death was enough drama but to add the day-to-day teacher drama is just
too much for me. *Lana nods her head and frowns. *
Professor Dole: I
will call up your father and see how he thinks of your disrespectful behavior.
Elise: You were
disrespectful to me first for not looking me in the eyes. Go ahead. I doubt he
will even pick up. If he did then it is probably to say he is disappointed to
hear the news. He will be even more disappointed in me then he will go about his
day as if it all never happened. He will also probably stop recommending this
school and cut his donations. Then the school will fire you. In the long run I
will win and I donít loose anything that I may have already lost. It has all
happened before. You little threat does not bug me at all. *The professor clenches
her fists and points to the door for me to leave. I make my exit with Lana
following behind. We make our way and she follows me to my dorm. * Why are you
following me? I need some alone time right now. Find somewhere else to do your
paper please I donít want you to look bad and then make me look bad. Canít have
that. When you are done with you paper bring it back to me and we can peer
review them. *Lana shrugs her shoulders walks away. Good I just want to get
this paper over with. This school does not understand why I do the things I do.
Controlling makes things organized and right. If people follow my rules no one
would get hurt, it is not my fault I am more dominate than the others. I actually
put some effort into this paper because honestly working with Lana was not half
bad. She is a skilled hero and I feel that there is much to learn from her. I
finish the paper and I am happy with it. Then I hear a nock on my door. * Who
is it? *I donít hear anything so I look through the peephole. Lana is on the
other side. OhÖ I open the door. * ďDid you come back because you finished your
paper?Ē *Lana nods her head and I hold out my hand for her paper. She hands it
to me and I hand her mine along with a red pen. I read hers and I find it
completely flawless. Incredible she is an amazing writer. I smile to her and
hand her paper back. She hands mine back and there are only a few red
scribbles. She smiles and then she sits down on the empty bed in my room. I
read her comments. One says that I over exaggerated or some of it was made up.
* I was trying to make it a bit more interesting than writing all the scary
parts. *Lana nods her head then she writes something down on a peace of paper. *It
says, ďI understand but you really should keep it realĒ. Fine. *I rewrite the paper and hand it
to her. She reads it and hands it back to me with no read marks making me
smile. * Okay lets go to have some dinner. *Lana gets up and we make our way to
the cafeteria. Most kids go to there real homes for dinner but I know that I am
enough of a disappointment to go eat dinner with my parents. They told me that
I lost my privilege and they are never really around to care anyway. They told
me that I am noting until I prove myself to them. I am there kid not my fault
for being born they even told me I was an accident. They never wanted to have
kids but they wanted to adopt. My mother blames me for her poor figure. She is
honestly not that bad looking, old but not ugly. * Parents are over rated and
such a bore. *Then I realized I spoke allowed and Lana gives me a frown as she
grabs her food. I grab myself a plate and sit at my table. Lana looks like she
wants to sit with me she even stands by the table just looming over the many
empty seats. *
Nick: Hey, Lana you
should sit with us. If you sit with Elise she will rip you in half and honestly
that would not be pretty. Donít worry Elise; Rebecca is here and there is no
need to worry about people sitting with you. I got your back because that is
what friends do right?
Elise: I am not in
the mood for your consideration and Lana can sit with her life partner if she
likes. New rules for her, I mean as long and she does not touch my food all is
fine. I donít really care, she would probably have more fun at your table but
it is really up to her so leave me out of it Nick.
Nick: Life partner,
yeah right. I bet you will try to get rid of her and force someone to get you a
Elise: *I force Nick to close his mouth and he
gives me a frustrated stare. I quickly walk up to him and pick him up by his
tie. * Enjoy the moon! *I go to hurl him into the moon, but Lana waves her
hands to get my attention. I sigh and toss him into the trash instead. * Never
mind this is far better.
Nick: Trash does
not bug me. I have gone through worse with my parents. Your nothing but a bully
Elise and you always will be one. Or what the Professor Dole says. You would do
better at a school for villains.
Elise: *I feel my
blood boil but I just make my way to my seat and Lana sits down with me. She
looks sad and she just pokes at her food. * Lana you donít have to sit with me.
I know you are trying to a supportive friend but I donít need friends. Go hang
out with people who care. *Lana gets up and she adjusts her skirt and lets her
hair down. Then she sits back down and starts eating. She does not eat like
other people. She is quiet and neat. She is polite and it makes me smile. Then
she pulls out a journal from her backpack and writes something down. She passes
the journal to me and I read it. It says, cool, I donít care either honestly. PS
youíre a real jerk. You should apologies to Nick. I look at Lana in confusions
and then it twists into a smile. * Hey Nick, sorry about that. Just wish you
would stop messing with me thatís all.
Nick: What ever.
Like you mean it.
Elise: *I roll my
eyes and I get up. My apatite has been ruined. I toss my lunch in the trash and
I just make my way out. Lana tosses her lunch and runs after me. She writes
something in her journal. It says, why are you skipping lunch? Are we going to
your familiesí house? We canít just skip food. I understand if you donít want
to eat in the cafeteria but still. I look to Lana and I rub my temples. * Why
not. Let go to my parents for the weekend. Pack what you need. We are going in
ten minuets. *Lana smiles and she runs off. Reluctantly I follow her. We make
our way to the basement of the school. Those who live for free at the school
live in the basement. It only makes sense. Lana is a powerful hero and she
should not have to live in this mess of a place that has a horde of teachers
living there. I pass by many unhappy faces making shiver in uneasiness. I have brought
many of these teachers to their knees with the help of my powers. Though with
out them I would not have made it as far as I have. Lana is in a room crammed
with very interesting people that I donít really know that entire well. Many of
them whisper crap about me to others making me irritated. Does not take super
sonic hearing to hear that. Lana grabs a small bag and a toothbrush. She then
smiles to me. * That is all you have. Well okay let get going. *I use my powers
to make a portal to my house. I can only make portals of places I have seen and
sometimes I can be a bit off so I donít risk it in challenges. I grab Lana and
pull her with me through the portal. We make our way and I find that we made it
all the way up a really tall mountain. I groan and I try again until after the
third try I make it to the front of my house. Finally. I ring the doorbell and
the door opens almost immediately.
Father: Get in you
brat. Oh and house guest. *I did not notice there was another person. I hit my
hand against my forehead and sigh. * Sorry do come it. *Elise gives me a grimace
and a shake of her head then enters with her head held high. *
Elise: *I lead Lana
through the house or castle or what ever to show her around. My father lingers
around and he is quiet for most of the time. * Now you must be hungry so lets
have and early dinner.
Father: Sure, sure
lets eat. Your mother is cooking right now so please take your seat.
Elise: *We sit down
and Lana smiles a big smile. * Wipe that goofy smile off your face. It is a
real attention grabber. *Lana frowns and puts on a lamer smile instead making
me groan. * Better, I guess.
Elise, donít be rude. Lana you are free to smile how you please.
Elise: Dad I am not
in the mood to not be rude.
Father: When are
you ever? When do you think about how others feel and not think it is all about
you? Elise your teacher Miss Dole called and she was most offended by your
actions today. Though she did say that you have a life partner and you were the
only one in your class to accomplish the training course, very good to hear,
who is your life partner? Better be a boy. It will make marriage much quicker
Elise: I will
apologies to Professor Dole but she was asking for it. She told me that I would
make a better villain than a hero can you believe that! It was hurtful and she
would not give me eye contact. Completely outrageous who does Miss Dole think
Father: Yes you
will send her an apology and that is final.
Mother: Dinner is
ready. *I say in a singsong voice to lighten the mood. * Now please behave you
two, we have a guest. What is your name sweaty?
Elise: *Lana makes
some hand gestures that confuse me and I realize she is trying to answer. I can
understand some of the hand jesters, probably from learning it in some class a
while ago. * This is Lana, she is a mute, but I think she is saying, Hi, I am
Lana Byrne. It is nice, no, a pleasure to meet you. *Lana grins at me and
nods her head, at what I translated was correct.
Mother: Oh how
sweat is that. I new that class would be worth it and you told me it was a
waist of time.
Elise: It was, I practically
ran that class because the teacher was hardly ever there. Now Dad, Lana is my
life partner and the Carts said that we are a perfect pair.
Father: The Carts
never lie, but still a boy would have been preferred not some albino girl that
canít even speak. I donít like her, she reminds me of an ice villain back in
the day that almost killed me.
Mother: She is a
bit strange. Maybe there was a mistake.
Elise: *I look to
my parents in disbelief. Lana does not look all too happy anymore making me mad
inside. Then she stands up and starts singing angrily. * She says; I am
offended. My mother was an ice villain by the name of Rime. She used to be a
hero until The Wrong Shade turned her evil. She was still good though. She was
doing it to protect me from The Wrong Shade who threatened to kill me if my
mother did not work for her. In the long run my mother and my father were both
murdered by that villain right before my eyes. She then attacked me when I was
vulnerable and I lost my voice, but I was able to just then use my powers and I
sent her to another dimension. You big time heroes did not even care what
happened to my mother and father. I was only six. Did I get that right Lana?
*Wow what a story. Her mother was the great Rime. That lady was one of my idols
when I was a kid. * Are you okay Lana? *Lana sighs and sits back down. * Dad I
sometimes hit under the belt but to saying that to a house guest it just cold.
Father: The Wrong
Shade killed Rime. That is terrible. Why did we not hear of this? Sure your
mother went evil but I would never wish that on anyone. Sorry that happened to you
Lana and if I offended you. If you ever need a place to stay our doors are open
to you. Though I still wish you were a boy though. I mean Elise needs to get
Elise: Dad. I donít
want to get married yet. I have a ways till I find that special someone. My
next step in life is to find out who my villain is and then find someone who I
want to spend the rest of my life with.
Father: I wonít
approve until that happens. Now please lets enjoy the food.
Elise: *Dinner is
not all that great but it is nice finally get something in my stomach. Lana
politely eats her meal but my parents on the other hand eat like pigs. * Mother
and Father will you two please eat with your mouths closed? It is disgusting!
*As I say this I get up and make my way outside with Lana at my heels. I make a
portal and we enter it together. It takes me right back to the school. Thank
goodness. * I am sorry about that Lana but they are the only parents I have. They
are good people but they just do bad things in their ignorance. I hope you
understand. Now you are going to live with me in my room from now on. A girl as
powerful as you should not have to live with a bunch of nosy teachers. *Lana
then scribbles something down in her journal and passes it to me. Are you sure?
I donít want to be a bother to you or anything. * It is all good Lana. As long
as you donít touch my s**t all is good. *She writes something again and passes
it to me. Okay. I smile and open my door for her. She enters probably feeling amazed
by how big the room is. * See us girlís stick together no matter what. I will be
there for you if you are there for me. That is what I look for in you as my
life partner. Got it! *Lana nods her head and she jots something down. It says,
ďItís okay Elise. I would like it no other way. If you are here for me I will
be there for you. Though I will try and be there always. Glad that we are
friends. Now I am tired.Ē *I nod my head and I find myself yawing. ďSounds like
a good idea to me. Sorry again about my stupid parents, they get almost as controlling
as I am.Ē Lana shrugs her shoulders and we then head off to sleep.