Age of Red (Book 1)

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Plan pt2

Vera-

The girl was pretty wearing only some light blue jeans and a striped shirt. I looked up. She had jet black hair and bright green eyes.

She smiled at me (it seemed fake)and held out her hand, "Vera right? I'm Maya." I didn't shake her hand.

The way she said my name made me tense for some reason. Seeing this girl made me feel on edge.

Maya dropped her hand, and sat down. So she had an agenda. I closed my book and looked at her.

"Yes?"

She leaned forward, "I heard a rumor that you saved Liam's life."

"And?"

"I just wanted to know of that was true."

I was annoyed know, "Does it matter?"

She smirked, "It does if you want to stay the big hero of the school."

I was confused, "What?"

"I mean everyone's talking about you. They call you the girl who saved Liam."

Her words bothered me a little. She continued, "Everyday we try to guess what you are. You know Monday: wolf, Tuesday: fairy, oh and today a witch."

"I am none of those things," I said sharply.

My tone didn't affect her. "Really then what are you?"

"That's none of your concern."

She sighed, "You know we're a family here at the school. We don't hide things from each other. So why don't you just tell me what you are?"

My lips stayed shut.

Maya lowered her eyes at me, "I think in have to agree to today's guess. A witch you are.

"I am not a witch."

She laughed it sounded cruel. "Sure you are, you dress and act like one. Thinking you probably use one of your witchy spells to 'save' Liam."

She put air quotes around save.

I was more than annoyed now. This Maya was doubting that I actually saved Liam. I was actually proud of what I did for him.

"I saved Liam without any witchy spells," I seethed.

She squinted at me, "Are you sure, witch?"

"Don't call me that."

"It suits you, witch. How did you save Liam witch?"

I felt my temperature rising. I was getting hotter and hotter by the second. I made a move to get up but Maya grabbed my arm.

"Where are you going witch?" She was getting louder now. Taunting me.

"Answer my questions, witch?"

I could feel eyes on us as Maya continued. I looked down at her, "Stop."

She just smirked, "No, witch.

That did it for me. I grabbed her hand and and let my smoke surround her. I didn't know what color came our, I just knew I was really hot.

I heard a scream come from Maya and let go of her hand. I looked down. Somehow my smoke had gone all the way to the middle of her arm. It was black and red. Their was blood dripping onto the table.

What had I done?

Maya was holding back her screams as she held her burnt arm. I reached down to try and heal her but she jumped away from me.

"Get away from me, witch," she spat.

A group of people were beginning to surround us gasping as they saw Maya' s arm.

I looked up and saw someone with golden hair.

No! I didn't want to see Liam's face as he saw that I had just hurt someone. Again.

I quickly got up with Alice's book in hand and started walking away I heard being called but ignored it. When I was almost out of the garden I took a chance and turned back.

I saw Liam help Maya get up and lead her to the infirmary.

I shook my head and ran to my dorm room.

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I was pacing in my room again. I all can think about what Liam will think. That Maya has started everything, call in me a witch over and over again.

I felt my skin get hot. The book I was holding was being squeezed tight in my hands. I was surprised when it crumpled to the ground in ashes.

My smoke somehow got out and burned Alice's book. I bent down and sat by the ashes. Great another thing ruined.

Alice found me like this minutes later. I didn't move when she sat next to me.

"There you are! I was looking everywhere for you.

"Why," I said quietly.

"I heard what happened. And I want you to know I'm on your side. Maya should have never provoked you like that."

I smiled slightly.

She sighed, "Though I would have suggested to use words than powers. But I don't blame you."

I chuckled.

Alice looked down at the pile of ashes, "What's that?"

"Your book. I was freaking out and accidenlty burned it. Sorry."

She smiled, "It's okay I have copies.

I smiled, "Well that's great because I wanted to finish it.

Her eyes lit up, "You liked it?" I nodded.

"Hey, I was just about to go get those books you wanted. I can go alone though. I probably know the library better anyways."

I scooted closer to Alice and grabbed her hands. I looked at her and thought about how she was understanding and helpful in many situations since I've been here.

"Alice can you do something for me?"

She nodded, "Sure, anything you need."

Well when she said that.

"I need you to get all the book about magical prisons you can find and bring them to the barn at the back of the school."

She looked confused, "The barn?" I nodded.

While I was walking earlier today, I saw the burn and saw that no one went there. It was vacant which made it perfect for what I was planning.

"Okay," Alice said wearily.

"Meet me there tonight at midnight and tell no one."

She nodded, "I won't tell anyone scouts honor." I had no idea what that meant but went along with it anyways.

Alice got up, "I'll see you at midnight then." She left the room.

It was noonish. There were still hours left till midnight. I had to pass time or I would sit and think about everything.

Right now thinking made my head hurt.

I got up and accidenlty kicked the pile of ashes. I pulled my smoke out and let it surround the pile. Seconds later it disappeared.

I turned and left the room.

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