My Past Long Forgotten

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Chapter 3

The officer took no notice of the crowds and walked straight up to Mr Jackson, the head teacher. While we were waiting for the police to show up, Mr Bentlen had filled him in on all the gory details. The officer had obviously been here quite a few times, and by the look on his face, in his opinion, he had been here a few too many times.

“So what seems to be the problem head master?” He asked, Mr Jackson explained everything to him and he listened politely. They then called me over.

“Full name please.” The officer said without even looking at me but sounding very official, you could tell that even though he did not necessarily want to be here, he took his job very seriously. He was not dressed in a police uniform like the humans do, they found that it restricts movement and it is not unexpected to have to either fight or chase someone when he is on the job. And although this is normal for police officers, when you are chasing supernaturals they tend to be a lot faster. If you get what I mean.

“Thea.” He looked at me when I didn’t do as he asked. “I do not have a last name.” I stated.

“And why is that?” He asked.

“Because I did not decide on one.” He looked me over and decided in a heartbeat who I must be. Damn, is it that obvious? He seemed a little more wary now.

“Ok Thea, do I have your word that you will not do anything like this again?” Seriously, he’s going down that road?

“I will promise you nothing.” He sighed at my response and scratched the stubble coating his chin.

“Then I will have to arrest you.” He replied, coming to the conclusion that I am most certainly not the type to come quietly.

“Oh yeah? Maybe you should ring Smithy before you do. See what he says.” I said with a smirk.

“How do you know Smithy?” He asked me after a moment of hesitation.

“Why is the grass green? Why is the sky blue? I know a lot of things Benny. We both know that you do not have the patience or the energy to deal with me today. Maybe you should just ring your boss. You have no idea who you’re dealing with.” His eyes widened slightly when I called him by his first name but didn’t comment. Nor did he comment on how I knew he was tired and his patience was wearing thin, probably just brushing it off thinking that it was obvious in his features.

“Actually, I think I do.” Was his reply.

“Then why have I yet to receive your call?” A new voice asked, filled with authority. A man appeared seemingly out of nowhere. But of course everyone here knew differently, I have always admired transporting powers.

“Ah Smithy, how are you on this fine day?” I asked with a smile. The whole College was out on the court yard now, staying completely silent so they wouldn’t miss a single detail of what was going on.

“I have been better. What name do you go by at this moment in time?” he asked.

“Thea”

“And what are you doing causing trouble at a College?” He asked me, somewhat amused.

“I started this College just this morning.” This answer surprised him like I knew it would but he didn’t comment.

“And what did you do this time?” he asked as he looked down at the blood coating the floor.

“Just beat up a few jocks” I told him conversationally as if it was no big deal. Which to me, it really wasn’t.

“Jocks again? Do you have some kind of personal vendetta against them or something?”

“Nah, they just bug me.” I shrugged.

“I’m guessing since you actually enrolled at a College that business has been slow?” he asked.

“Yeah, it has been awhile since I have had a project. Things have been quiet. Everyone seems to be in hiding.” He couldn’t help but laugh at that.

“Can’t think why.” He said still smiling. “So you thought enrolling at a supernatural College would be the perfect place to find trouble?”

“I don’t go looking for trouble.” I stated a little offended.

He smirked and raised an eyebrow at me. I thought back for a moment to all of my previous adventures.

“Oh wait, maybe I do go looking for trouble, my bad.” Smithy smiled, the whole College seemed bewildered. The only times they would have likely seen Smithy he would have been furious. He doesn’t get angry easily but with College students sometimes that is the only way to get your point across. And here he was having a friendly chat with the new girl? They all found it highly suspicious, and no doubt I would be bombarded with questions later.

“Will you at least, if not stay out of trouble, not cause any?” he asked, bringing me out of my thoughts. I considered his question.

“I can’t make any promises.”

“It would be a mistake to ask such a thing. And I will give you a call if I find any work you may be interested in. Do you still have the same contact number?” he asked.

“No there was a…complication.” He raised his eyebrow at that but didn’t ask me to elaborate; he has learned that to do such a thing would be a complete waste of time. “I will email you my contact information.” I added. He nodded and began to walk away with Benny beside him.

“Oh and Smithy?” He turned back around to face me. “One more thing before you go. You shouldn’t over work your officers so much. Otherwise they may not reach your levels of expectations.” I advised him.

“I will bear that in mind.” And with that, Smithy and Benny left and the whole group of gathered students erupted in to chatter.

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