"_-_________ . . . _-_________ w-wait for m-me!" I heard my shy Canadian friend Matthew call from far behind me with a voice that was stays above a whisper. I turned to see him panting as his backpack hit him every time he took a step. I watched him as he slowed his pace when he was a foot away from me. I giggled and said "Sorry, sorry. I wanted to come early so we can be in the class we want!" He was still panting but asked me "W-What . . . d-do you . . . m-mean?" I smiled and told him "The teacher's told me that if students come early she might be able to adjust the classes so we can be in the same class again!" He took his time but he smiled to me, and without panting he said "W-Well then what are we doing here?" We were already half way to school so when I started running again I told him "Waiting for you to catch me!" Like I just said he started to chase me instead of running randomly. Before I could touch 'glue' which was the entrance to the school he caught me arm. We started laughing then I opened the door. When we got inside it had a weird smell to it, mostly because it was the end of summer break and the beginning of a nightmare. It's not like I was bad at school, in fact I already went through high school, but no one but the teacher's know that which is the reason why I'm the only who knew about the teacher's little secret. I don't really show it but even though I'm really smart I can be really childish, which only Matthew knows about, but this year I wanted to show it. On the weird side I was teacher's pet I was even more liked by teachers than Arthur Kirkland. He was the uptight guy at our school but Francis and Alfred can bring the worst out of him. That always made me smile too. But this was going to be different because I'm a junior this year. Everyone was a junior though since this school started recently everyone was at the same level. Besides the fact that you can even transfer in here would be outrageous which is also why the principle decided to make this place into a college when everyone has graduated, many parents were concerned but they also liked the idea of their children not moving away from them.
I and Matthew took our time looking through the classrooms for the teacher. Her name was Mrs. June, she was a science teacher, and Mrs. Demma was our literature teacher, we also had Mrs. Pugh who was our Writing teacher, Mrs. Schmitt who was our French teacher (though not that many people cared for French except for Francis because he is French), and Mr. DuPont our P.E. teacher/coach, Mrs. Coin our history teacher (who was really nice despite the way she would make jokes about us sometimes, though she never means them sincerely), and finally we have Mrs. E. (we never use her full last name because no one can say it or even spell it right, frankly she can't even wright it except for her husband that is). Lots of our teachers are girls because of a few reason but people started rumors saying it was because our principle, Mr. Ehrenberg was a guy. I asked and it was because at the time there were only females who would take the job while men got going to war or being a firefighter. I finally found Mrs. June who told me about the whole class thing. She was in another teacher's room, which explains why it was so hard to find her. When she noticed me and Mattie (my pet name for Matthew sometimes I'll use just Matt), she smiled and said "Did you two get lost?" I nodded for me and him both. She laughed and gestured for us to come in. When we were right in front of her desk she said "You two are lucky I didn't put you in your official classes yet. I had some trouble even deciding what class to put you guys in." I giggled and asked why. Matt also had a cute shy smile on as she said "Well just look at this school we have so many class for just one whole group of juniors!" We all gave a little laugh and I looked at the charts with all the classes. I then asked and told her "You can take a break, besides I was wondering if I could see who was in whose class." She nodded and before she headed out the door she said "You can take as long as you want but if you hear the bell you know what that means." She then left I looked at the rooms with curious eyes.
Mrs. June's Room:
Alfred F. Jones
Antonio Fernandez Carriedo
Im Yong Soo
I didn't need to look at any other class really all my good friends are in this class. Except for Natalia, she's obsessed with her brother but we respect each other so we sort of get along, I already told her I think I like someone else, even though I never fell in love before, so she doesn't really care how close I get to Ivan as long as he or I don't ask each other out. Though I heard Natalia had a twin brother named Nikolai who might transfer in. Then after some consideration I asked Matthew "So what do you think about this class?" I passed it to him and he smiled at it and said "T-That an a-amazing idea!" It was so cute when he stutters I never really liked other peoples stutter but for him it works somehow. I gave him a little hug and felt him blush, I couldn't help but think "ZOMG he's so cute sometimes!' he really was but I never thought of him as any more than a friend because it would make thing awkward between us if I thought that about anyone really. We wrote down our names and by the time I finished writing my name I heard the bell ring, cue the teacher. She waved and me and Matt got up and gave her the paper she smiled and told us which lockers we got. She was my favorite teacher so this worked out in more ways than one. She gave us the locker combinations and winked at me. I looked at my number "1028" that was right next to the door to her homeroom, well not exactly there was some space between my locker and the door to her room. Since I would get run over if it wasn't. I asked Matthew what he got and he answered "1--1029" With his stutter it almost sounded like "1,1029" but I figured it wasn't since that's outrageous. When we put all of our stuff in I grabbed my science notebook and two folders. One was for class but the other had music sheet with just the lyrics of my favorite songs. I also grabbed my headphones (not ear buds) before I closed it completely.
When Matthew grabbed everything he needed, which was the same exact thing as me, minus one folder, we started heading outside to the gardens. Before we reached the end of the hallway to the door I looked at the clock on a nearby wall and it read "7:45" and school starts at 8:30 here so I and Matthew had 45 minutes to wait for our friends and chat for 20 minutes like any other day of school. Our garden was full of roses which I, Francis, Matthew, and sometimes England took care of. When we sat on a bench that we usually met up at and admired the flowers; over break I came here and tended to them Francis did the same. When I opened up my folder with music sheets in it Matthew started a conversation with "S-So what are you g-going to do at school, _-__________?" I looked to the sky and said "I think this year I'll actually do something." He chuckled and asked what I meant, and I answered with "Well I was thinking about basketball, glee club, reading club, soccer club, anime club, and let's see and gardening club!" He laughed and said "W-Wow r-really all those? H-How are you g-going to manage?" I smiled and said "Don't worry sometimes we meet over the weekends in certain parks and do whatever it is there." He smiled back and told me "I-I think I'll j-join the hokey club again." He loved hokey to be honest I think it's a Canadian thing. He then said "B-But if I do y-you . . . h-have to come f-for s-sure this time!" I giggled and told him "Alright, I mean my parents aren't as uptight as before anyway, so MORE FREEDOM DUDE!" We both laughed and then heard someone with and obnoxious voice say "DID SOMEONE SAY FREEDOM DUDE!?" We both looked at each other and already knew who it was. Alfred came in running and said "FREEDOM IS MY MOTTO! By the way YOUR HERO IS NOW HERE!" Alfred, Matthew, Arthur, and Francis are all brothers but changed last names for reasons they won't tell me. I didn't push so I didn't bother to ask a second time when I met them.
Arthur then walked up to behind Alfred who was doing a superman pose and karate chopped hit head, which everyone instead calls it hitting. I looked at Alfred and saw a bump on his head form and when it started throbbing he went in a corner and murmured to himself "OW, OW, OW, DUDE THAT HURT!" it sounded like a normal voice since his voice sounds like he yells. I found it weird that he and Matthew are related sometimes. Then Francis came in with some what a Yankee fashioned clothes which girls from the other classes call hot, I think it looks so funny I can't help but laugh a little. He took my hand and said "Bonjour mon cheir, long time no see, non?" I smiled and said "Nice to see you to Francis." Then Arthur did the same to my other hand "Hello, love. It a pleasure to see you again after all this time." I giggled and told him "Ditto!" They both started to have a stare down and refused to let go of my hand what so ever. I laughed uncomfortably as they started to say insults that were so incoherent compared to the others insult that it was confusing. They're grips got tighter so I brought Arthur's hand to my mouth and bit on it. He yelped a bit and it left a little mark, and I did the same to Francis when he thought he had won with his creepy "HONHONHON~" laugh. They both held their hands though they reacted differently. Arthur being the gentleman he was said "Sorry about that, love." But Francis . . . I didn't exactly see I was too busy watching Alfred staying in his little encouragement corner.
I sighed and looked on my watch it read "8:00" I yawned then Alfred got over his whining and asked me "What are you wearing anyway?" I looked at my clothes while everyone blushed as I said "Um . . . black shorts, a red shirt that says "DUDE GIMME MAH FOOD NOW OR BE EATIN'! and a hoodie that says "I went to HEART-U-NIVERSITY" that goes like a tad bit over my shorts and hands." I looked at him and his face was red and he pointed out "No, dude your wearing black shorts that cover half or your thighs, we can't even see your shirt, and a hoodie that covers so much you look like a stripper who's trying to wear her boyfriend's hoodie." I titled my head to the side and took of the hoodie which made everyone but Francis get a nose bleed. I took a few napkins I kept in my pocket and handed them out. Alfred then stuffed them in his nose and continued to say "D-Dude isn't that s-shirt a l-little t-tight?" I looked at my shirt and said "Well not really it feels loose if anything, since I can still breathe and move around ok." Everyone's face was red now but I just giggled and told them "You know you guys are so weird sometimes." They made a weird grunt and then Arthur said "T-That is no way a lady should dress especially around this froggy." Francis then interrupted and argued with him saying "Let the girl dress the way she wants!" then Arthur with "I am! I-I just think she should show herself like that around people like you!" I sighed then interrupted by saying "Thanks for the concern but really these clothes are comfortable, besides I have you guys to be my hero if I need it!" They got redder if that was possible then Alfred asked "W-Why didn't you wear girly and c-c-cute stuff like this before then?" I tilted my head to the side and then the bell rang.
I looked to see we had to go to class and so we did I didn't even answer his question so we all went to class together after I told them what me and Matthew did. He stayed quiet the whole conversation, or really reacting. When I walked in I got many whistles and hollers but I just waved to everyone and said "Sup' dudes and dudettes!" I heard a few laughs then Gilbert and Antonio came up to me. I took a glance at the clock before they said/asked anything and the teacher was running late. Then Antonio was the first to say something "Hola senorita, that's a pretty outfit you have." He smiled and I thanked him by saying "Thanks that's very sweet of you Antonio, um but I have something I wanted to ask about your name." He perked up a bit and said "What is it mi amour?" I wanted to give him a nick name but what could I give him; Alfred's is Alfie, Matthew's is Matt or Mattie, Arthur's is Iggy (which I have no clue came from), and Francis is Francy pants. I giggled thinking about their names and then Romano came in and said "How about tomato bastard." I smiled then told him "Nah seems like you like that name for him more than me but what about you Romano I want to give you a cute name too!" I saw him blush and heard him murmur to himself "how about your boyfriend?" Then I said out loud "Sorry what was that?" He went deep red then said "N-Nothing! I-I mean Lovino." I thought about the name and then tackle hugged him and told him "OMG THAT'S SUCH A CUTE NAME I LOVE IT!" He was red and slightly angry but I saw him smile a bit.
I then got off of him and then looked to Antonio and asked "Come up with anything?" He nodded and then said "How about Amante, Novio, or even Lindo?" I thought about those words and then Lovino came in and said/yelled "Stupida! Basta! Don't let her call you those names!" I giggled and then said "Let me see how they roll off my tongue will ya'?" I walked over to my seat and then said mostly to myself "Amante?" I heard Antonio whisper thinking I can't hear him "Wow she's says it so beautifully." I heard the others say "Yeah." in awe. Then I said "Nah' it's as long as his real name. But then there's Novio . . . Hm reminds me of Lovino too much, I don't wanna confuse the two when I call them or something. Lindo . . ." I heard Antonio and Lovino gulp. I giggled and told them "That sound familiar." He was panicking a little when he said "O-Oh really? W-Where did y-you hear it?" I smiled and then though for a second and said "I went shopping in this dress I got and I thought I heard someone say it." I saw sweat on him and then I giggled again and said "I think I like it though!" Antonio's face went red then I made my arms crisscrossed and then rested my head on them. My desk was near the window so I would always look to the window during class. Then Gilbert joined in the whole naming thing and suggested Nett, at first I wondered why but it must be like Iggy's name or something so I went along with it. The teacher had finally made her way in. I then spoke up like we weren't in school and she was just a good friend of mine. "Hey, what took so long?" She gave a blush probably embarrassed I think this was the first time she's been late. She scratched the back of her head and said "I kinda get held up at the teacher's lounge." She set the papers she had in her free hand on the table and then I asked "So . . . what happened?" She cleared her throat and said "W-Well actually it concerned you." Everyone went on me then I got curious but at the same time annoyed I hoped by the way I asked my next question she would get the hint. "Can you tell me what about." I gritted my teeth a bit.
Before she could tell me I had a realization about myself. I smiled as the thought of my temper came through my head. It said in a voice very different from my own "You know you have a strange personality, being angered so easily even for no reason you know." It always made me laugh because of this voice. I kept telling myself that it's my brain's way of saying you have two sides to you. Which was true to my friend's say I'm shy, sweet, smart, funny, and innocent but my other side is quite the opposite she's mean, sassy, and she has more of a love for blood. When I was younger I thought this too so I told myself we share a body because I mostly act like the nicer me but sometimes her thoughts over take my own thought. She's like and evil conscious I guess. Then teacher then spoke up "Well apparently someone from the government found out about the school's little secret." I then stood up from my seat not caring about the judgmental stares from the class. I went by the teacher's side and whispered in her ear "Are they going to come and get me or will they let me stay?" She shook her head which told me she was saying "They're coming for you." Then I said in my normal voice "So should I tell them or do you think it's ok to stay like this with them?" She shrugged and then told me "It's your choice if you want them to know about the truth or not." I sighed I always hated it when people gave me a choice. I looked at everyone then Gilbert shouted out "Come on tell us the Awesome me wants to know!" I smiled and decided to tell them
"Alright, alright I guess you guys do deserve and explanation." I yawned because the excitement of this all left a bit sooner than I thought. "I'm not supposed to be here, meaning I already passed high school, college and University." I heard a few gasps and whispers except for Natalia who didn't give a damn about what's going on. I then continued "Uh let's see . . . derp well there's also the fact my parents are really dead, I guess." Then Arthur raised a hand along with standing from his chair. "Excuse me but I thought you lived with your parents." I laughed and then said "Those guys are just my care takers, really they watch over me because the government told them I was worth millions because of what they did to me." I had many quizzical looks going around I found it funny but I found myself sick for being so happy about people curiosity which isn't always a good thing. I wanted to tell them everything but it seemed like too much work, other than that their gasps are starting to annoy me. So I interrupted their thoughts and murmurs with "You probably wondering what the hell is she talking about? Well I'm just going to tell you uh . . . Hm most of my past works I guess. When I was 3 my parents, the real ones, had died so I was taken to the social security building where they tested my knowledge. They then found I had the highest I.Q. possible they watched over me and found these greedy dudes to watch over me while they conducted tests. When I was 7 I was told that they were doing experiments to enhance this but it involved other animal's DNA. With that I noted that they were trying to figure a way to communicate with them. I was happy but at the same time annoyed with that but I went along with it not caring as much as they thought I would. So they did animal testing on me. After I broke lots of their machines from failed attempts one scientist had decided to use your average everyday normal animals, so in other words a dog and a cat. It was successful and the communication worked perfectly. Though that meant they had to keep me there for a while for behavior, and personality changes. Then and there I was diagnosed with Gemini syndrome. It's when you have two personalities, usually caused by a traumatic event. After about two weeks they noted my more animal features and new habits." I stopped to smile and giggle everyone looked at me like I was insane so I said "It was weird but don't worry there's a reason why I act normal around you guys . . ." I then laughed and then said "Before I go on can you guys like look at each other your expressions are cracking me up." They did so and the first few to laugh were Francis, Alfred, Antonio, and Gilbert. Then Arthur got mad at Francis because he was laughing at him then the room's atmosphere seems to have changed to a gloomy mood to a happy peppy one, that made my heart swell.