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Chapter 10: Welcome to Hell School

“I think that is us then. We have spaces in English 12, American Government, Foreign Language Honors and College Prep” The teacher tilted her head to the side, her glasses pushed to the end of her nose.

The wrinkles covered her face making her look older than she probably was. Her eyes had left a vibrant brown colour and had moved more towards a dull hazel. Her body was pressed against the table and her green coloured clothes didn’t compliment her at all. She pursed her lips together peering down at the schedule she had drawn up for Alexis before looking up to examine the student in front of her. “Would that be too your liking?” She asked although by the tone of her voice, Alexis nodded her head not wanting to disagree.

Vladimir had obviously tried to get her the best subjects possible with what was available, which couldn’t have been much considering they were already through their first term and people would be just beginning to settle in to their subjects.

Alexis didn’t bother with what subjects she had been giving she would be able to work through anything, she had learned enough with tutors, Vladimir and herself. She knew how to do the most complicated equation with any working that was needed.

Vladimir had made sure of that but she couldn’t hate him for wanting to teach her.

She would be very thankful that she wasn’t going in to school unprepared. “Very well. Your Classes are under each subject which will help you find each class. Every third period you shall report to your Home room Classroom. That’s your third class which is straight down the hall and the second last Classroom on your left. Your first class is up the stairs, room L41, half way along the corridor don’t forget to knock before you enter”

The older women handed Alexis the timetable in her hand before pointing out the door and towards the end of the corridor. Alexis’s eyes couldn’t help but follow the old women out stretched fingers before returning to her face.

“Thank you Ms” Alexis smiled although the women didn’t return it; she merely turned back to her computer and got on with her work. Alexis left without being effected by the older women, through the doors and started her way down the corridor. Her eyes drifted over her timetable. Alexis had never been to school, she had never followed a timetable, she half wondered if she was going to be able to do such a thing. Her eyes widened and she looked at it.

She was going to be busy. It was a packed schedule. But she couldn’t help but look forward to it.

There was so much to look forward too. English was one that although was very simple it was the one she most looked forward to.

English 12

L41

College Prep

G4

College Prep

G4

English 12

L41

Foreign Language

Honors G16

Foreign Language

Honors G16

Foreign Language

Honors G16

English 12

L41

Foreign Language

Honors G16

Foreign Language

Honors G16

Foreign Language

Honors G16

College Prep

G4

English 12

L41

College Prep

G4

Foreign Language

Honors G16

College Prep

G4

English 12

L41

In fact she thought that the timetable was rather short compared to some of the movies she had watched and the books she had read. Normally they went to school till Friday.

Not that she was complaining.

She was happy just to be able to attend school. A smile moved across her face. She needed to give Vladimir another hug when she saw him next.

He always seemed to know what to do to make her happy. He was the father that she wished she had and he was more of a guardian to her than anyone else had ever been. She didn’t know what she would do without him. Not that she ever wanted to be without him.

How did this even happen? How had he managed to get the Elder Daniel to agree to such a request?

She looked up when she hit the end of the corridor to find stairs that lead up to the top of the school, according to the older women in the office. Alexis didn’t doubt that the woman wasn’t the headmistress or anything along those lines but she knew she was telling her the truth. Her eyes drifted around the school at the lockers that lined the walls between the doors of Classrooms.

Every class seemed to already be in motion, she took a deep breath. She was a new pupil, that couldn’t be that bad. She pushed open the door to the stairs and walked through, her eyes looking towards her feet she counted the steps up the stairs, glancing at everything as she passed it. The school had recently been done up - everything seemed clean and unscratched, there was no pictures up and nothing to signify this was a school in any way.

There were dark curtains draping the long window on the stairs, although pulled open to let the light come in. Alexis half turned to look out the window as she passed by, still walking she didn’t want to be any later for the class than she was already.

Outside was a forest of chimneys and houses, Alexis had never seen such a view. She paused for a moment, her timetable in hand and her eyes casting over the scenery in front of her, she was breathless. She could see green in between the houses as well as far in the distance. The trees in the distance looked like toys; they were so small, she could hardly make out where one tree ended and another began.

No human could have made out the different tree’s, another reason she knew she was different – Her eye sight. She sighed and was bumped out of the road by someone. His shoulder bashed against hers causing her some pain, her hand reached up to cradle it as she moved herself back out of the road.

Her eyes shooting up to look at who had bumped past her, his eyes were almost black; she could hardly catch where his pupils were. His short light brown hair was messed up and strayed to the side, he looked dangerous, everything in her told her to stand her ground, yet her mind screamed at her to run. She was stuck in position, her feet refusing to move and obey what she wanted to do.

Her eyes couldn’t move from his face, he too had frozen; his eyes looked over her with scrutiny. He was assessing her, why? Alexis could feel the hairs on the back of her neck raising and her heart beginning to beat faster in fear. Why wouldn’t her body cooperate with her? The boy sniffed the air and growled…he growled? Alexis’s heart sunk in fear with this, what she had been afraid of all her life. She didn’t even get to have her first day in peace? Part of her wished she hadn’t even tried to come to school. It would have been much easier, it would have been safer. Vladimir was going to kill her if she got hurt, she would never be allowed out the house again.

Alexis could feel herself begin to panic; she needed to slow herself down. She knew how to protect herself. Caleb had been spending these past few weeks training her constantly. She couldn’t waste it; she didn’t want to waste it. She slowed her breathing down, taking a big breath in and out continuously. She wasn’t going to be intimidated by another wolf. She could show she wasn’t scared. That would have been good if the fear wasn’t oozing out of her in those moments. She tried to put mind over matter, her mind raced with thoughts and she tried to focus them away from the negative ones and focus on those telling her she was going to be fine. He couldn’t kill her in a local school, there was camera’s…surely.

There were too many people.

The boy stared at her as she tackled her emotional turmoil, he seemed angry for some reason, his eyes turned towards the door she had not long come through and then back to her. He shook his head and continued down the stairs. Alexis took in a deep breath as he left through the doors, her body relaxed and her knees began to wobble. She felt like they were about to give way. Her eyes closed for a moment as she leaned on the wall; she needed to gain her focus back, she needed to get her strength back.

When she opened her eyes she knew she had to continue on whether or not he was still in this school. She couldn’t let Vladimir or Louie know – they would never let her come back to school, they wouldn’t even let her try another school.

This was her only shot – she could combat her fear of one werewolf. It was a big school; she might not see him again. As long as she stayed with people, or even in groups he couldn’t do her any harm. She had to make friends, as soon as possible. She had to meet people that could protect her from her own species.

That was it. She had decided, she took in another big breath and tested her legs, then once she knew they were stable enough she continued up the stairs and along to her classroom. Just like the older women at the main office said she knocked on the door.

“Enter” Alexis heard a voice coming from the classroom, she felt the nerves running through her in these moments but she knew if she held out any longer she wouldn’t be able to do it. She wouldn’t be able to go through the door, her hand gripped the handle and she pushed on the door.

Every eye was on her and she walked into the class room and headed towards the teacher, her eyes lit up with recognition. “Ah, you must be Alex-is Smith, correct?” Alexis couldn’t find the words to speak, not only because she had just had a run in with a werewolf but also because she was in a room of strangers who were staring at her. She nodded her head as the teacher stood up to face the class.

A smile lit her lips and her blonde hair bounced down her back in long curls. She was beautiful, unlike anyone she had ever seen before. Her blue eyes looked on with a friendly attitude. “Students. We have a new pupil joining us today. Now I know none of you are shy since you all passed last year’s talking exercise extraordinary. So let’s give Alexis a warm welcome.” She used hand movements to indicate towards Alexis and she turned to face the class.

The class laughed when she spoke about their talking exercise. There were around 15 pupils in the class, each one different. She couldn’t focus on just one. “Let’s see your time table dear and I can find someone that can help you with your classes” The teacher looked on at Alexis with her hand out stretched and Alexis handed her the piece of paper she had been gripping in her hand. It was a mess now after how tightly she had held it.

The blonde women stretched the timetable out and looked over it before turning towards the class. “Right does anyone have all or most of these classes? Foreign Language Honors, American Government I, English 12 and College prep” She remembered each of them and pronounced each out with a Texan accent.

Everybody was silent for a minute before someone lifted their hand up. “I have most of those classes and I know someone who takes the Language thing” The girl had red shoulder length hair that was pulled back into messy bun. Her eyes were a deep brown and she looked bored, her head rested on her hand against the table and she looked towards the teacher without even glancing at Alexis. Alexis’s didn’t have very high hopes for this person, especially if she wouldn’t look at her or maybe that was just something humans did. Alexis wasn’t sure anymore.

After all she had spent most of her times with vampires. They had a much older respect for people and that was why they looked you in the eye when they talked, they also loved to grab your full attention. Whereas humans weren’t the same type of people. Especially these humans who were into their teenage years, Vladimir spoke of how arrogant some of them were. ’Youth is wasted on the young’ he had once said.

The teacher smiled with happiness and Alexis could feel how genuine she was. “Thank you, Cassie. There you go Alexis; Cassie will look after you for the day. She’s a nice girl and I am sure she can answer any question that you can ask but if she can’t feel free to come ask me anything. My name is Miss Micheals.” Miss Michaels answered as she handed back the girl’s timetable. She ushered her to the back of classroom beside Cassie.

Still silent, Alexis moved her way through the classroom and sat herself down in the spare seat beside Cassie. Her eyes drifted towards the girl for a moment and she received a small smile. This didn’t seem to be so bad. Alexis’s mood perked up and she couldn’t help but get on with the class. Which was more interesting than she had ever expected it to be.

Things could only look up from here she was sure. They had too. She had no other options.

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