I Don't Understand
Chapter 2: I don't understand
I went back to class and waited for the final bell to ring all I wanted to do was go home and go to bed. I didn’t even want to go and look at my dorm room today. I hate getting smacked in the face with being sick. Once that bell rang even though I was the closest to the door I was the last one out of the room. I was glad that it was finally the end of the frickin’ day. I was just feeling so out of it. I think that dream that I had has been throwing me off all day. I went to my locker and grabbed my bag with what homework I had. I’m just glad that when I grabbed my papers they didn’t spontaneously combust on me like the paper towel did in the bathroom.
When I got out of the doors I looked over towards the dorms. “Do I go…or not go…” I muttered to myself. “With how today is going…meh, I’ll just go home.” I walked towards the entrance of the school. Naturally you can’t go through the first day of school without a fight breaking out somewhere. The obvious older kids picking on the new kids to the school. Freshman, junior, doesn't matter, someone will stat a fight. And sure enough there was a circle yelling fight over and over again around a couple of kids. I sighed slightly. I don’t know what got into me, but I went to try to break it up I went over to the circle and pushed my way through to see what was going on. What I didn't expect is who was in the middle of the circle. It was Toshiro and some other guy he had to be a senior. But I didn't understand why Toshiro was fighting. He just didn't seem like the type of person.
"What's going on?" I asked the kid standing next to me.
"That kid with the white hair just couldn't take the insults from Sean." He explained.
When I looked back in the circle Toshiro was on the ground and Sean brought his foot back to kick him. ‘Wait…Sean…but I thought that he left the town when we were in middle school. When did he get back? Why didn’t he tell me? I have to stop him.’ I couldn't take it anymore, I charged into the circle and blocked Sean's next kick by sticking out my foot and letting his swing hit the bottom of my foot. It stung a bit. I could tell that he was swinging at full force.
Sean was much taller then me now. He had to be around 5’9” or 5’10” His raven lack hair was pulled back into a small pony tail and his bangs were brushed over to the left side so that they weren’t in his eyes. He looked stronger. He had muscle showing in his arms and his torso looked thicker then when I saw him when we were younger. He didn’t have his glasses any more so he’s either wearing contacts or his eye caught up with him and he didn’t need them anymore.
"Get out of the way kid unless you want to get a pounding too." Sean stated. Did he not recognize me? I didn’t think that I changed that much.
"You know I've never been one for fights, especially if one of my friends is involved." I commented. Did he even remember me? What the hell has gotten into him?
"Really and what is a little twerp like you going to do about it?" He asked grabbing my shirt collar and lifting me off the ground. "Not so tough now are you?" He asked. It was like what I said completely went over top of his head.
"Have you ever heard of a thing called mouth wash it works wonders for bad breath." I smirked raising an eye brow at him.
Sean threw me to the ground then swiftly kicked me in the mouth. I covered my mouth and felt a warm liquid seeping through my lips and onto my hand. I removed my hand from my mouth to see blood.
"Sasuke are you alright?" Toshiro asked helping me up.
"Yea I'm fine." I told him.
"Don't you two look good together just like a gay couple." Sean laughed making everyone around us laugh.
I clenched my fist and the blood ran down my arm. "What gives you the right to say anything?" I stood up "Sean will you wake up damn it! This isn’t you. Do you even remember who I am? We were friends. What the hell has happened to you?” I shouted and with out thinking I thrust my arm forward and socked Sean square in the nose.
He stumbled back and touched his nose a few times. "The little bastard punched me." He he muttered. It was probably more so to himself.
"And you deserve a hell of a lot more." I told him then I glared at the crowd "This fight’s over now everyone get lost.” I snapped.
"Sasuke watch out!" Toshiro shouted and I swung my leg around and kicked Sean right in the gut. It wasn’t like I was sitting on my bum all these years my father made me take karate so I could defend myself.
Sean stumbled back from the impact again and this time there was a small flame on his shirt where I kicked him. My eyes grew and as people were freaking out about the small fire I grabbed my bag and Toshiro's wrist and hulled ass out of the circle. As I pulled Toshiro along it felt like icicles were traveling up my arm and spreading through my body. I gripped on tighter and just kept pushing forward. I pulled us all the way to the other side of the school before I let go of his wrist.
"Thanks Sasuke." He said. "But where did you learn to fight?"
"My dad made me take Karate classes so I would know how to defend myself." I told him then I leaned against the wall of the school and slid down to sit down on the ground. "What about you why are you here Toshiro?" I asked as I looked at me hand. Everything seemed normal. Why did I get that feeling though?
"My family just moved here about mid summer." He answered rubbing the spot that I had grabbed his wrist. "You're extremely warm."
"Well you're freezing cold so you shouldn't be complaining." I mentioned letting my hand drop to my lap and looking up at him.
“Did you know that guy back there?” Toshiro asked.
I nodded and looked away from him again. “That’s Sean Zimmer. We were friends when we were young then he moved away when we were about to start middle school. We promised each other that we would keep in touch but that didn’t happen. I didn’t even know that he came back. I didn’t even recognize how he was till someone said his name.” I replied. “I didn’t think that he would be someone to turn into the thing that he hated the most and go and pick on new kids.” Zimmer was a fairly common last name. At least I think it is. I’m sure that everyone knows at least one person with the last name Zimmer, maybe...
"Sasuke…" Toshiro started making me look back at him.
"What?" I asked.
"I'm…not like other kids." He replied rubbing his arm and looking away from me.
"No ones the same." I said laying down.
"I'm not joking around Sasuke." He raised his voice a little though it was still soft and gentle.
"And neither was I. Just relax Toshiro." I laughed slightly "So your hair is a different color from everyone else's that just makes you unique." I stated looking up at him. “Being different is a good thing. Besides it’s not like people haven’t dyed their hair crazy colors before.
“It’s not dyed. This is my natural color.” He answered simple and I looked at him a bit surprised.
“That’s still pretty cool though.” I told him. I’ve never met someone with white hair with them being really young before.
"Sasuke just listen to me, I'm not like the kids around here and neither are you." He started, "No one can just start a fire out of nowhere from just kicking someone." He pointed out.
"And what does this have to do with what you're trying to tell me?" I groaned not really in the mood for a lecture. On top of still not feeling all that great.
"We're elementals Sasuke." He told me. I blinked a few times just letting what he said sink into my skull.
"Elementals are myths Toshiro; just urban legends…" He cut me off. I’m kind of glad he did. I felt like I was lying to myself because of the dream I had.
"Then explain why you were felling sick today in class and that the paper towel burned when you touched it?"
"How do you know that? I thought I was alone when…" I trailed off looking at my hands as I used my stomach muscles to sit up.
"And that explains why you can get so hot headed about something." He continued. But that really shouldn’t have anything to do with my personality.
“Just because I can set things on fire doesn’t explain why I can be so hot headed.” I retorted raising an eyebrow.
“See you just said it yourself that you set that paper towel on fire.” Toshiro exclaimed. But technically I didn’t accept or deny the fact that I did set the paper towel on fire today in the bathroom. And he left. I know he left the bathroom. Unless he peaked in when I went back to washing my hands. Then that would make sense right?
"STOP!" I shouted clapping my hands over my ears. "I don't want to hear it any more." I said standing up, grabbing my bag and heading towards the gates of the school.
"Sasuke wait, listen to me." He shouted obviously following me. He apparently wanted me to listen, but I didn’t want to hear it right now. Not with everything spinning in my head and I didn’t really feel like I knew what way was up and what was down any more. I feel like I just need to lay down.
"Leave me alone." I yelled back then felt something grab my leg making me fall to my knees.
I looked at my foot and ice had engulfed it. Following the trail of ice it went back to Toshiro. He made ice…out of no where…was he an elemental? Am I one too then? But how is that really even possible I don’t understand. So much to take in I just…I can’t…I don’t get it at all.
"Listen to me Sasuke I am an elemental of ice; my parents sent me to a special school and there are others that are just like us there." He said.
"I don't understand what's going on?" I answered trying to pull my leg out of the ice. If I was so hot why didn’t the ice just melt right away? What the hell was going on? If what he says is true and I’m an elemental, then I’m one of fire sense I made fire come out of nowhere.
"Sasuke Kasai and Toshiro Uindo please come to the main office." Mrs. Chatman’s voice rang over the loud speaker.
"Great, just what I didn't need today." I groaned looking up at the sky. And all I wanted to do was go home.