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Entwined

By Tanessa Skadberg All Rights Reserved ©

Fantasy / Romance

Chapter 1

Overnaturlige Academy...A school high up in an almost desolate place where few people go -- And my new school.

I’ve heard rumors about this place, that the students are trouble makers and therefore separated from the rest of the world, or it’s too dangerous. I certainly didn’t expect...Well this.

The academy is large with brick walls and to many windows to count. When you first come up to the school, there is a gate, a large metal gate that seems to be open a lot of the time. The yard is covered in bright green grass with trees that provide shade as well as places for the students to loiter about.

Least to say the school took my breath away, and I was only looking from the gates! My parents van moved forward before they drove to the parking lot. Then my father -- a man with short blond hair and ice blue eyes with glasses -- turned off the car.

Then my parents and I stepped out of the car. I looked around as I did, noticing that there weren’t many cars here. Guess that’s what happens when you live out in the middle of nowhere.

I followed them as they headed toward where the office was. They were talking quietly to each other and glanced back at me. I flashed them a smile and they smiled back.

“Eiryls, I want you to know that if anything happens or goes wrong, you can call us,” said my father.

“I know Dad,” I said.

As we walked to the door, I couldn’t help but thinking about my older brothers. They both said they had gone to Overnaturlige Academy, but didn’t tell me anything more then that -- when they visited.

My oldest brother, Aquilo, had short white hair and ice blue eyes -- much like mine. His attire consisted of white, white, and more white, with the occasional blue here and there. He was close lipped and was now facing the world the way only he could do.

My other brother, Eyri, had blond hair which he had streaked with pale blue highlights and had dark blue eyes. He usually wore something casual, a hoodie with jeans and tennis shoes, or sometimes even none, but was almost always bold and bright. He was more open, and casual as his attire suggested, but still didn’t talk much about the school we were both now attending since he was still in highschool.

Obviously, my family has a history of going to school here, but they’ve done good about keeping me in the dark.

Dad calling my name jolted me out of my thoughts and I glanced around to realize they were at the door, waiting for me. I blushed in embarrassment and raced after them.

“You okay Eiryls?” asked Mom.

“I’m fine,” I answered her. “Just thinking.”

“That’s good, you keep that mind sharp now, you hear me?”

“Yes Dad,” I said.

He nodded before they opened the door and I couldn’t stop my eyes from widening and a gasp escaping my lips. This place was not just big and nice on the outside, it was immaculate on the inside as well!

The walls were made of brown wood with columns here and thetr that were carved delicately. The floors were also wood, but obviously well cleaned and taken care of. There was several vases and pots spread throughout what I could see with plants of all sorts in them -- puzzling enough, ones I didn’t think were even normal.

My parents watched me as I stood gawking for a few minutes. Then I noticed a few other kids looking around as well, they must also be some of the Freshmen as well. Apparently, their parents had already gone or....something?

Dad turned and went to the car, returning a moment later with my bags in his hands. He set them down at my feet as a women with gorgeous black hair and green eyes walked over. I couldn’t help staring, she was pretty -- no, she was breathtaking.

“Jokul,” she said, “how lovely to see you again. To what do I owe this visit to our school?”

“I’m here to enroll my youngest child in your prestigious school.”

“Ooh!” she smiled and I caught the sight of pointed fangs and blinked. Was I imagining that?

“Eiryls,” he said, put a hand on my head and patting it.

“Dad!” I complained and he chuckled.

Her smile widened and she gave a small gasp. “Your first daughter here? And she’s ravishing!”

I blinked at her as I tried to figure out if she was being serious or not. Compared to her, I was nothing.

“I’m glad you stopped by. Now I have to address the rest of the freshman class, we’ll make sure she gets settled,” the woman said, winking at me.

Dad nodded and patted me on the back. I turned to Mom and saw her wiping away tears. Filled with compassion, and the idea that I may not see them for a long time sinking in, I wrapped my arms around her and hugged her. Dad did as well before they pulled away.

“You be good now, you got that?” Mom said. I nodded and gave them one last hug before I watched them turn and leave the school building.

After a moment, I turned as the woman walked to the front of the class.

“Attention! May I have your attention please!” she called out.

Instantly, the chatter stopped and I started staring as I noticed things not human with these students. Subtle things, but noticeable if you looked: Pointed ears, tails, animal parts or faces, fangs, etc.

“I am Principal Aricia Dracula.”

The students looked around at each other and started whispering, I looked now to the principal, utterly confused. Dracula? As in, the Vampire?

“And yes, to those of you who are wondering, I am a vampire,” she said with a smile.

I stared, my eyes widening. “I welcome you to Overnaturlige Academy, or Supernatural Academy if you want.”

What in the world?

“Since today is your first day at our school, we will give you a tour to begin and after lunch you will be put into the classes suited to your supernatural or monster type.”

Monster! I’m not a monster! My thoughts went wild and I looked down at my feet. I didn’t know what was going on. Did my parents abandon me?

“Please follow me students,” she said before she whirled and strutted down the left hall, “Leave your luggage here and you can pick it up after the tour.”

I watched some of the other students walk after her. Some of them had obvious monster traits, while others...looked significantly human. I frowned and then followed them.

I stared at the ground as the feeling of abandonment and betrayal hit me in my gut. I didn’t speak, and listened numbly while Principal Dracula showed us the school. We finished the tour in the lunchroom where she directed us to get something to eat.

I went over and got some food before looking around the room. I noticed most of the other students were in groups, talking excitedly. Not knowing where I’d be welcome, I spotted a table with only one person and I sat down, glumly eating my food as I looked out the windows.

“Hey, you,” I heard someone called and I blinked as I realized the person across from me was trying to get my attention.

I turned to look at the person and I froze with food halfway to my mouth. It was a boy with reddish pink hair and strange golden eyes. He was looked at me with his piercing gaze and I couldn’t look away. He didn’t seem to have any monster or supernatural trait, so maybe he was human. “Did you want something?” I asked, trying to be polite.

“I was just wondering why you’re not sitting with the others, and why of all places you choose this table,” he said, his voice like honey and I wanted to melt because it sounded so nice.

“Uh, um...” was all I said for a moment before I tore my gaze away from his and looked at my food. “I think my parents brought me to the wrong school,” I said.

“And why is that?” he asked.

I shrugged. “I’m not a monster...I don’t have any magical traits or anything...” I trailed off, not knowing how to put my words.

“Are you sure about that?” Asked a female voice and I froze. I caught the boy’s gaze as he looked behind me and turned to see Principal Dracula.

I blinked. “Uh, yes.”

“Hmm...you’re parents and siblings would be disappointed then,” she said before she turned and walked away.

I frowned before looking back toward the boy and I opened my mouth to say something, but he was already gone. I looked around and noticed him walking toward the group that was starting to leave and realized it was mine. I jumped to my feet and as quick as I could, dumped my trash and hurried after them, catching up to the back of the group as we headed to the courtyard.

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