I take a deep breath and step onto the bus. This was my first day at a new school. I had to make a great impression. I see Malcolm so I ask to sit next to him. I look out the window for a while before I speak up.
"Isn't it weird to think that world domination started with a simple invention?" I ask.
"Huh. I never thought of it like that. Do you like social studies?" He ask.
"Eh. I think it's more fun to learn the languages than to learn about the country."
"So you like language arts?"
"Yeah, I guess. Do we have any classes together?" I ask, taking out my new schedule.
"Well, I'm in the Krelboyne class, which is basically like the class for super smart people. I will see you today though!"
"We are doing this dumb thing were we welcome the new and foreign exchange students. It is a bad idea though because none of the students know English."
I grin, but it quickly goes away.
I don't want anyone to know that I am super good with languages.
We get off the bus and all the new students are led to the Krelboyne class. Malcolm and I start talking about books until the teacher quiets us down.
"Okay everybody. Quiet down! Each student will go up and talk about themself. Tomorrow we will all come and show 2 or 3 of our special skills. Yay! Clap!"
Everyone claps and she picks me to go first. Just my luck. I sigh and trudge up. I remember to smile quickly.
"Hi. I am Lani Haart. I moved from New York City and I like to do stuff." I try to walk back but Caroline forces me to go up again.
"What would you never be able to survive without?"
"Breathing" I earn a few laughs as I sit back down. Caroline calls a guy up and the guy just looks around the room. He starts talking in Italian.
"Uh.. Does anyone know this language?" Caroline asks.
I raise my hand.
"It's Italian" I say.
"Can you speak it?"
"Sure" I say.
I turn to the boy and we talk. I explain it to the class and Caroline smiles at me. Gosh, the woman's annoying.
A girl goes up who speaks Russian. Caroline asks the same question and I raise my hand again. Everyone looks at me and I translate again.
Next a boy goes up who speaks Nigerian. I translate again and people stare at me, shocked. Caroline walks up to me.
"How many languages do you know?"
"Uh... I think about...21 or 22."
Gasps and murmurs ripple through the room. Malcolm is just staring at me with his jaw wide open. I wink at him and he turns beet red as he slumps down. I smirk again. Holy Schnitzel! I am turning into Luna. Ew!
I stare at Malcolm. Gosh, I forgot how cute he was.
"Lani. Do you know what the Krelboyne class is?"
"I want you to join."
"Uh sure, I guess."
-----------Bus Ride Home--------------
I sit with Malcolm again.
"Woah! How do you know so many languages?"
"I just do. Ever since I was born, I was able to. Just... It's not any big thing or something."
"Are you kidding me?! I know have my crush in my class" he says.
I stare at him, smirking again for the gajillionth time.
"Did I say that out loud?!" He asks, embarrassed.
"Yep. Anyway, it's fine. I could already tell. Luna can tell be looking at people's eyes. She likes to get in trouble. She also doesn't care about schoolwork very much." I say, matter-of-fact.
"She should meet Reese." Malcolm grins.
"We should be glad she hasn't." I laugh.
I turn around and see Luna and Reese sharing prank ideas.
"That can't be good." I respond.
Malcolm shakes his head vigorously.
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Lani in the Middle (Malcolm in the Middle)Fanfiction
Lani moves to California and becomes neighbors with Malcolm's family. She ends up in the Krelboyne for knowing almost all languages. Malcolm and Lani end up pretending to be boyfriend and girlfriend so the teacher will go easy on them. Will it turn...