Chapter 1 - Meeting Some Of The Gang
With The New Students...
I climbed out of the bus after Borko, Crystal was behind me. I then picked up my leather back pack and grabbed my suitcase from the bottom of the bus. I wasn't too sure about going to this new school but I had no choice, after all Borko, Crystal and I had no idea what happened to our parents.
"You okay Court?" Crystal asked.
"Huh? Yeah I'm fine." I replied with a small smile.
"Okay, you just looked a bit nervous." Crystal said.
"Nope, I'm fine." I lied.
"I hear that you two are in seperate rooms." Borko stated.
"Great, just what I need." I muttered as I headed towards the school grounds, we were then greeted by a tall brown haired teacher.
"Hey, I'm Jim, the gym teacher of this school." Jim said, I couldn't help but smirk slightly, his name was Jim and he was a gym teacher. Yes, I know, small things entertain small minds.
"I'll be showing you to your rooms so please follow me." Jim said, we all listened and followed him inside then up a few fights of stairs. Jim opened a door that revealed one bed with a blue blanket. "Crystal, this is your room." Jim stated.
"Riiight." Crystal replied and then walked in closing the door behind her. We walked past a few doors and then we came across another room, Jim pushed open the door to reveal two beds both with pink doona covers.
"Here's your timetable and a map of the school you might want to show your friend that stuff, the three of you will all be in the same class, now Borko come with me." Jim said, I waved goodbye and then sat on the spare bed, unpacking all of my things and placing my toy cat on my bed. I then let out a sigh and headed out of my room and down the hall towards Crystal's room, when I pushed the door open she looked shocked.
"Crystal, what's wrong?" I asked as I walked over to her.
"It's back..." She gasped.
"What's back?" I asked.
"The thing that was in each of our lounge rooms when our parents went missing." Crystal said. I watched as the light short circuited. I let out a squeal and grabbed Crystal's hand.
"RUN!" I shouted as we began to run, as we ran i slammed into a boy with blonde hair and a purple streak through it. "Sorry!" I said.
"Why are you in such a hurry, oh wait, are you two the new girls?" The boy asked.
"Yeah, so." Crystal muttered.
"I was sent up here to get you three, but I can only see two of you am I going blind?" the boy said with a smirk.
"Borko!" I gasped. "Crystal stay here with um..."
"Odd Della Robbia." The boy said.
"Okay, stay here with Odd I'm gonna go see if Borko's okay." I said.
"Why are you in such a hurry though, what's going on?" Odd asked.
"I'll.... um.... tell you later, right now I've really got to see if my friends alright." I replied shyly as I ran faster, pretty much loosing my breath. I went up some stairs and found the boys corridor, I pushed open the door that was already semi opened and found Borko staring at a computer screen with his arms folded across his chest.
"This computer is going off, it looks really weird." Borko stated,
"We have to go, Crystal thinks we're in danger." I said as I grabbed Borko's wrist and ran back down the stairs to where Odd and Crystal were waiting.
"So, are you going to tell me now or what?" Odd asked.
"Well.... Um.... we got sent here because of something dangerous that happened with our parents and we think the thing followed us here." I explained. Odd's eyes widened for a second and then he shook his head.
"We have class." He stated as he pointed down the hallway. I nodded and the three of us followed him to our new classroom. "So, what's your name?" Odd asked me.
"Courtney." I replied with a small smile.
"Well Courtney, would you like to sit behind me? I would offer for you to sit with me but sadly I have to sit with Ulrich." Odd said.
"Okay." I said with a nod and a smile.
"Ah, hello you three must be the new students, I'm Mrs Hertz would you like to introduce yourselves?" the teacher asked. I looked down at the ground feeling my face go red.
"Don't worry, I've got your back." Borko said nudging me gently in the shoulder. "I'm Borko, this is Courtney and this is Crystal, we are very happy to be in you class." Borko said with a smile. I heard a girl laugh.
"Look at the nerd up the front, she can't even stand up straight without shaking." The girl laughed. I felt my stomach sink.
"Yeah Sissi it's a shame you're not as kind and quiet as her, if you were life would be a dream come true." Odd said and everyone laughed along with his joke. I gave him a smile of thanks and he gave me the thumbs up sign.
"Okay now quieten down, please take a seat you three." Mrs Hertz said. I nodded and went to the free desk behind Odd and his friend Ulrich, Crystal sat beside me and Borko sat on his own. I saw Odd and Ulrich start to whisper to the boy and girl in front of them and then Odd and Ulrich turned to us.
"I'm sorry about Sissi, but don't worry, I've got your back." Odd said with a grin I smiled back and nodded, he was heaps like Borko it wasn't funny.
"Nice to meet you Courtney and Crystal, I'm Ulrich Stern." Ulrich said shaking our hands. Crystal giggled and I looked at her with a smirk pretty much giving her a look saying 'ooohhh so you have a crush on this guy do you?' we then sat back and listened to Mrs Hertz explanation on science until the lights flickered and I felt my whole body stiffen with fear...