Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
CharmedWriter would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Shredder

By CharmedWriter

Children / Action

Chapter 1

Marinette sat at her desk next to Alya and stared at the back of Lila’s head. Actually, glared would be a more appropriate adjective. Because Nino just had to be sick today and Lila conveniently had issues seeing the board in her usual seat. So now Lila was sitting next to Adrien.

Marinette barely heard the bell ring for lunch; she was so distracted by the way Lila kept casually touching Adien’s shirt or hair. Marinette couldn’t say two words without making a fool out of herself in front of Adrien, but Lila did not share the same problem. Marinette couldn’t imagine touching his hair by casually pushing a golden strand out of his face the way Lila did. Well she could imagine it, but it made her palms feel sweaty.

Alya poked Marinette in the arm as she stood up to gather her stuff.

“Earth to Marinette, it is time for lunch.” Alya spoke slowly, mocking the spaced out look in Marinette’s eyes. Dragging her eyes away from the sickening scene in front of her, Marinette stood up and picked up her backpack.

“Shut up.” Rolling her eyes, Alya put her arm through Marinette’s and practically dragged her out of the room.

“Cheer up; at least she’s not as touchy-feely as Chloe. She hasn’t even tried to kiss him yet.” Groaning, Marinette stared up that sky.

“Did you see the way she tried to hold his hand? She’ll probably kiss him before the end of lunch.” Alya raised an eyebrow and pulled a reluctant Marinette over to their usual table.

“Have you been watching Adrien? I don’t think he likes her as much as she likes him.” Crossing her arms and staring across the courtyard as Lila walked with Adrien to another table, Marinette grumbled,

“But he’s falling for her lies just as much as everyone else.” Pulling some food out of her backpack, Alya shrugged.

“So she stretched the truth a little-”

“No, she lied. Ladybug never saved her, she isn’t best friends with Ladybug- I’ll bet she’s never even met Prince Ali or Jagged Stone!” Marinette stormed, slamming her lunch bag down on the table. She tried to look for Lila and Adrien, but they were no longer sitting at the lunch tables.

Their disappearance only meant one thing in Marinette’s mind and she managed to strangle a scream of frustration before laying her arms and head onto the table.

“She’s worse than Chloe.” Marinette muttered, barely able to believe that such a phrase would pass through her lips.

Alya stared down at her.

“Lila’s not worse than Chloe.” Turning her head to the side, Marinette muttered,

“Wanna bet?” Alya poked her the top of her head until Marinette looked up at her.

“You’re being too hard on her.”

“Am I?” Challenged Marinette and Alya thought for a moment.

“You don’t get it; you’ve never been the new kid. It can be hard and scary to try making new friends.” Staring at her best friend as if it were obvious, Marinette replied,

“But you were the new kid, and you didn’t lie.”

Alya shifted a little in her seat and stared down at her sandwich.

“That’s because you and I met really quickly- and it was easy. But I thought about it. You know, being at a new school, in a new city- I could try being someone else. Someone cooler.” Marinette put her hand on Alya’s.

“You are one of the coolest people I know.” Alya smiled,

“Thanks,” She gave Marinette a sly smile before adding, “but it would mean more if you weren’t a giant dork.”

Wrinkling her nose at her best friend, Marinette laughed and opened up her lunch. 

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Alexis Dredd Zarcal: Overall, it's a rather thrilling piece, merging superstition, psychology, slice of life, and the usual Japanese risque fare. All the elements have rhyme and reason in being placed together.The respective background stories of the characters involved so far also give a sense of flair and thrill.I'...

Heather Jackson: I loved the story and it was an amazing book. The grammar and punctuation and things might need checked and fixed but apart from that it's good. It was hard to follow at times due to small mistakes and stuff. I would definitely recommend it to other people if it was changed slightly to make it mo...

Dru83: This is probably the fourth time I've read this one. I read this a few times on fictionpress as dru83. This is a wonderful story. It still needs a lot of shining up as there are many instances of punctuation issues, grammar issues, and issues with using the wrong word. But all that still can't ta...

Destiny Drayton: Loved how this story drew me in, once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. The depth that it shows in Percys' mind would bring joy and tears to my eyes. It leads you on a wonderful journey of loss, pain, hope and most importantly, love. Definitely worth the read.

Ahmad Momenai: it's so amazing to see the story build up, in each chapter a part would be started and made its way towards the main story and even sometimes i would doubt which story was the main story.i have read about half the story and it was worth every moment;i am a book worm and i have read LotR, Harry po...

frank17boy3: Great story ,it took me back to the days of Hank Janson etc if you are of a certain age you will know what I mean.Straight forward and no messing about,more twists than a rattlesnake.l Loved it.If you like an none stop page turner I think you will too,

Chevonne Prinsloo: I loved this book.. I didn't want to stop reading it! just my kind of book... I really love how the plot of the story carries along. I hope there are more books to follow after this one! I like the way she describes how Rogue is feeling and the way she shows the emotions going through Rogu. I als...

FateFellShort: I have read this story and have followed the writers on tumblr from the beginning. Its a wonderful story. Beautifully written with a really nice pace, that makes it enjoyable to read more than once. For me, fairy tail has very good characters but what the writers have done is give them more depth...

Kelsey Miller: Page turner set in a gritty future. Loads of flavor and depth that makes the pages fly by until like me you are at the end of the book wanting more!The world is developed to the point it begs more stories set in this harsh reality. More adventures from Daryl and thr crew.

More Recommendations

Theresa Alley: I kinda like the way it read, but there just wasn't enough of it! I need a lot more book to be happy! where did cloud come from, who is he? can start get home to his time? what happens to Parker? do they destroy experiment 9? do they make experiment 10? these and many more need answers!!

wendy94: Loved this book!! The characters were great! Loved the descriptions of how the new world was described. I was sad when the book ended. I can't wait for the next book to come out. Thank you for sharing your story!

Tiffany Thomson: This story is not something I would normally pick up and read but I'm so glad I did, I wasn't able to put it down and my husband was yelling at me at 3am to put it down and go to bed (just waited for him to doze back off before picking it back up) I really hope Natalie brings out another book eit...

thePeeJ: aced it boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii...