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The VHHS League

By ColeandWilson

Humor / Mystery

Chapter 1

Ben Willoughby walked into room E246, located within the walls of Vestavia Hills High School. Inside the room were members of “The League.” Mr. Willoughby, who was very opulent, was wearing his vintage Johnny Manziel suit, Metta World Peace sunglasses, and shiny white “J’s.” He walked out of the elevator and into the room where he met sixteen men sitting at a round table with their computers out and arguing over fantasy trades. They all stopped their debates, and turned to Mr. Willoughby, “Ms Hackney wants to trade with you,” the boys said. Mr. Willoughby took off his glasses with a grimace on his face as if he were in a movie and replied, “I need to get some Cheez-It’s.” The boys were not surprised by this odd request because he was known for his blockbuster trades while eating Cheez-Its. After Mr. Willoughby bought his Cheez-Its, he went back to room E246 where he went passed the group of boys to Ms Hackney’s illustrious desk. Ms Hackney was the reigning league champion and most successful competitor in The League. Her desk was made out of pure gold and held numerous trophies and plaques on it. Her computer was also made out of gold with sparkles and cartoon stickers covered on the keyboard. She wore gold boots, leather pants, tiger, lion, and fox fur, and a leather belt on her head. She always had a full cup of coffee on her desk which gave her an enormous amount of energy. When Mr. Willoughby reached her desk, they immediately begun to discuss trades. “I want Aaron Rodgers” said Ms Hackney. “I want Odell Beckham Jr.” said Mr Willoughby. The debate went back and forth, Cheez-It crumbs were everywhere and the room reeked of coffee. After hours of trade talks, the two had finally made an agreement. Ms Hackney would trade Odell Beckham Jr, Lesean McCoy, and Cam Newton for Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, and Dez Bryant. This trade had the sports world in shock, it was the biggest trade in the history of The League. The trade was all over ESPN 8 The Ocho, which is the most watched sports channel in the world. “One of the boys, who was the smartest in The League, argued this trade. “I wanted Odell! Ms Hackney said I could have him!” Said Ms. Hackney sternly.  This kid was Joseph Compton, also known as Joey. Joey was as smart as former Apple founder, Steve Jobs. Joey protested this trade because he felt cheated out of a trade. He took this matter to the league commissioner, Brooks Berry, who was a short, pudgy kid who flunked out of school in the tenth grade.  He took up fantasy football and earned millions before being the league commissioner. He dismissed Joey because he felt that Mr Willoughby and Ms Hackney made a fair trade. The NFL season was nearing the end, which means the fantasy playoffs begin. Ms Hackney was the top seed, Mr Willoughby second, Joey seventh and Brooks eighth. After the semifinals were completed, only two competitors remained, Ms Hackney and Mr Willoughby. Ms Hackney’s team was filled with star players, but Mr Willoughby’s team was loaded with young stars from the NFL. The championship was a very exciting match, and after the sunday night game the score was tied 101-101. The last game was on monday night between the Chiefs and Giants. Mr Willoughby had Cairo Santos, who was the Chiefs’ kicker, and Ms Hackney had Odell Beckham Jr, who was the Giants’ best receiver. Mr. Willoughby was in jeopardy of losing.  Odell’s matchup was easier than chewing gum, so Ms Hackney was almost guaranteed a win.  Kickers normally do not score as many points as other players because they do not get as many opportunities in the game. To win, Mr Willoughby’s kicker had to have the game of his life.  To win, Odell Beckham Jr. had to have a bad game.  To win, Mr Willoughby needed a miracle.Watching the game in E246 was the League’s favorite thing to do. Mr. Willoughby watched anxiously and by the end of the game the score was 121-120 in favor of Mr Willoughby. The fans went wild and celebrated joyously, Mr Willoughby’s win that was more improbable than life on Pluto.  The League Champion’s reward is not only millions of dollars, but the world-renown trophy known as “The Shruti.” When Mr Willoughby victoriously went to claim The Shruti on Ms Hackney’s desk, it was gone and no one knew where it was. The Shruti was tragically stolen.

Mr Willoughby was very angry with Ms Hackney. He was cursing and yelling and kicking things and throwing things all over the room. After a few minutes of Mr Willoughby’s rant, The League held a meeting in room E246 regarding the missing Shruti. The group began to argue over who they think stole The Shruti or what happened to it, but Ms Hackney was the main suspect. The League hired the best detective in the country, Drew Stockard. Drew is from the rough streets of Harlem, NY. The last known location of The Shruti was in Ms Hackneys house. She claims that when she left the house, the Shruti was in it’s normal spot under the bed. The only other person to have been closer to the Shruti than Ms Hackney was her husband Mr Smith. He claimed to have been already on the way to work before Ms Hackney left the house. Detective Stockard was narrowing down the suspects after only a few short days. His 4 suspects were: Ms Hackney(a part of The League), Mr Willoughby(a part of The League), Joey Compton(a part of the League), and Brooks Berry(a part of the League). These four people all had the ability to take The Shruti based on their location during the time period the Shruti was taken. When Ms Hackney heard the news that she was on of the lead suspects, she went to her house to get the trophy. She took it to a trophy shop so that the trophy could be restored into another trophy. Her goal was to not let the Shruti get in the hands of Mr Willoughby. Mr Willoughby was very suspicious of Ms Hackney so he followed her one day so that he could figure out where The Shruti is. He followed her to Ms Hackney’s secret “fanfiction writing studio” inside Mr Smith’s closet at Vestavia Hills High School. After a few hours, Mr Willoughby became restless waiting on Ms Hackney to come out. He barged in the door and there he found nothing but a sticky note. The note she had written on said, “You will never find it.” Mr Willoughby discovered that she had escaped through a trapdoor that exits out to the school parking lot. The tunnel was longer than the Mississippi River and had no lighting, making it hard to see. He followed the tunnel until it ended and found that she had left the school. Mr Willoughby went all over the town of Vestavia Hills to search for the Shruti. Thinking about the Shruti was all he could do while searching for it. He found a trophy shop by the high school and decided to check in there. This trophy shop he walked into was very big and spacious and tremendous, but as soon as he walked in, a trophy caught his eye. Unexpectedly, it was the Shruti practically calling his name on the shelf . It was as unkempt as a hobo but Mr Willoughby, who was elated to have found the Shruti and solve the case of the century, warily took “The Shruti” off the shelf. Running out of the store, Mr Willoughby was the happier than a child during Christmas. Ms Hackney was forced to leave The League and became a full-time high school teacher at Vestavia Hills High School. Detective Stockard was fired from the case after it was solved and has then taken the position of CEO of Apple. Mr Willoughby continued to play fantasy football until he was 98 years old when he passed away of a severe case of Anthrophobia, or fear of flowers. Recovered by the League, The Shruti was safe and everyone lived happily ever after.

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