"Hello there! " Shouted a tall shady girl behind me.
She ran towards me. " Hello, my name's Rochelle. Your new to Kenwise right? Oh and I'm also your neighbour."
"Yh, I'm Grace I moved here a few days ago." I replied timidly.
" I saw you in class yesterday, so.... do you want to walk to school together since were neighbours now?
" Sure but aren't we already.. you know walking together? " I said trying to be funny although Rochelle did chuckle.
" Hey do you want to go to the high road after school there on the other side but we'll go and come back, I really want to get sweets. "
" Yh sure why not? " I wasn't willing to lose a potential friend since I had none.
We walked to school talking about the most random things ever. When we entered the school building we saw a bunch of students rushing that's when we realised were late! We both ran right across the corridor and around the hall into our classroom. Rochelle was panting so hard but I wsn't breathless I figured I could have ran for miles.
" Settle down class, .....that's better now I would like you like you to meet our other new student Stacy, Stacy Periculum - Stacy you can go sit next to Grace, she is also new." Announced Miss Martine.
Oh my god! Stacy! I know Stacy! Our mothers were best friends long ago they used to go everywhere together that's why me and Stacy were like sister's. However one dreadful day the summer of 2009 lightning struck Stacy's mother so powerfully just before she had a huge argument with my mum. That night was overpowering, I felt so bad for Stacy after that she had moved to Scotland with her father. My mum warned not to speak to Stacy ever ever again and I gave my word.
Now she's here, I almost feel so guilty, I hold there is no awkward moment between us! Wait hold up Stacy's surname was not Periculum it was Stacy Woods. Why a change in surname?
She glanced at me and smiled was she not surprised to see me? She sat next to me uncomfortably.
"Stacy I can't believe your here! How have you been? " I whispered ever so lightly.
" Grace erm.. We will talk later OK?"
I felt so unwanted like she was avoiding me the whole day. At lunch we started to speak.
"Stacy, why did you change your surname?" I asked nervously
" You don't need to worry about that. " She replied very sternly.
" OK, how is your dad? " I asked very quickly trying to close the tension.
"He is perfectly fine." Her replies were so quick and short like she wanted to get this conversation over and done with.
" Great, hey were do you live now?" I said like I was interrogating her.
"Hm Sorry oh.... Bush Field."
"No way what number! " I jumped
" Thirty... thirty nine."
She's lying I live on 38 Rochelle lives on 39. Somethings up and I'm going to find out what it is.
After school I went with Rochelle to the High Road since I had spare change I bought Jawbreakers, Mints and Candy Sticks. The street was beautiful so many shops; Italiano's, Greg's, Chloe's Nails, Aquarium, Shoe Zone, Spec savers, Fir....... WAIT in mum's clue she said she'll be waiting where the sea and creatures are nearby, she meant the aquarium!
" Rochelle you can go home I have to go somewhere else sorry it's an emergency, Bye."
I entered the big blue Aquarium not knowing what I was looking for. I walked over to the notice board and next to a big fish leaflet was an envelope for Grace!
I grabbed it of the board and ran out.
I cant show it to gramps or gran because they'll think it's from Tenebrae. I cant take the risk of losing mum... again. "Hi guys I don't feel so good I'm going to be in my room sorting my new books out.
I jumped on my bed and opened the envelope with anxiety. Inside was a note written; You have found me but there's yet to discover, the truth can be found in the liars patronymic, dig deeper but dont let DANGER get to you.
I gazed at the note so hard it was like I was going to pour out a river. Was it a clue or a riddle perhaps? Either way I'm going to work this out. So the truth is in the liars patronymic. I searched Patronymic, Top answer: A patronymic is a name derived from your father's name. In Russia everyone has a given name, a patronymic and surname (or family name).
So it means surname, The truth is in the liars surname who is the liar? who lied to me today...?