Chapter 1 New start
I am sat under a tree surrounded with little faces smiling as I read our latest story book. The sun shines bright and the birds chirp quietly. I take a deep breath and enjoy the warmth on my skin. As I’m about to begin the next chapter when I suddenly become aware of a ringing all around, the children start to fade away and the sun dissolve into a black fog. I stretch my arm out and shut my alarm off, it’s 4:30am and I’m starting my new job today so Im excited but it’s such a cold dull day. I slowly open my eyes and sit up taking in my surroundings. Though I have lived in my new apartment for 2 weeks it still took some getting use to. In a rush to escape my life I took the first teaching job I could get and packed a few things and left in the dead of night. With my new identity, home and job I planned to start fresh and leave the past behind. But there is still a few things Hayley Jane Briggs had to do to finalise my freedom. But for now Elizabeth May Parker the new me has to shower get dressed and grab breakfast before I start my new job. I slide out of bed and walk to my bathroom, looking in the mirror I see a different person staring back at me. Since I left my old life I knew I needed a new look. From fiery red hair to this dark chocolate brown was a big difference to me and I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. Not wanting to dwell on the past I walked to the shower and turned it on, I slip of my night dress and walk in. The water felt so good on my skin, I tilt my head back and allow it to cover my face. I close my eye for a few minutes enjoy the peace and the warmth. Outside it was -1 the snow had just started laying when I fell asleep so I wasn’t in any rush to leave the heat of the shower. So I asked Alexa to play my playlist and relaxed for a little longer. Before I turned into a prune i exited the shower and returned to the mirror, I picked up my tooth brush and added my paste to it. Shoving it into my mouth I use my other had to pull out my make up and hair dryer. Setting everything out in order I finish up with my mouth wash spit and rinsed my mouth. I grab the hair brush and dryer and started drying my hair, once it’s all dried I bung it up into a ponytail while I work on my face. It doesn’t take me long to do a basic natural look, I hurry off to get my new outfit hanging on my door. Dressed in a pale blue frilly shirt black knee length skirt and black heels I feel the part. I Company my outfit with a black belt and a black Jacket, just as I’m ready to leave I grab my coffee in my travel mug and a biscuit and head out the door where my taxi is waiting. The short walk to the taxi had me wondering if my shoe choice was a good idea, I ask the driver if he would wait just two minutes more while I ran back in and grabbed something. I dash back inside and grab my snow boots so at least I would be safe when outside, the driver giggled at my nee look but I didn’t mind I did look funny but at least I wouldn’t fall over I hope anyway. We made it to the school a few minutes after the children had started their first class which meant no one would see my furry snow boots. Making my way towards the office I felt my tummy twist into knots, taking a deep breath I remind my self that this was the start of the new chapter of my life.