|Mysteries of the Dark side
Author: chinaluv PM
Not all students at Tower Prep follow the rules, Some want to escape,others are planning to take over, Amara Clems is just a normal Tower Prep student with a secret of her own. Her past haunts her and she's left with a mystery to solve. Will she take overRated: Fiction K+ - English - Friendship/Mystery - CJ & Suki S. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,974 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11-11-11 - Published: 09-20-11 - id: 7399309
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Dear readers, I am so sorry for not updating in forever. I have been beyond busy with marching band and school. I have more time now and will try to update more. I realize now how much harder this year is compared to last, I guess that's what happens when you move to the next grade. Well I really hope you enjoy this, and please review. Let me know what you think. Also, I need help coming up with other powers for some of my own characters. Thanks to anyone who reads this
Chapter 3: A girl's power
I awoke to find myself in a foreign room. I was lying under what felt like three layers of blankets, and I was still a bit cold. I sat up quickly but realized that my shoulder was still hurting and that it was hard to sit up. It took me a few minutes for my eyes to adjust and realize there was a girl staring at me across the room. She had long blonde hair and from what I could tell green eyes.
"Hello." I managed to say. She stared at me a second before answering.
"Hi, I'm Caroline. What's your name?" She smiled at me and I could tell we would become good friends.
"My name's Amara. Can you tell me where I am?" I asked calmly hoping my guess was right.
"You're at Tower Prep. Now get dressed, we have to go. I can show you where orientation is on our way out." She walked over and handed me what I guessed was my new uniform. I got out of bed and stood up slowly. I quickly changed into my uniform which thankfully included pants. I didn't want people to see my scars. I also wore a jacket so no one could see the stitches on my shoulder.
"Shouldn't we get breakfast before we go?" I asked after I heard my stomach growl.
"No silly, it's almost noon. Headmaster told me to wait for you to wake up and take you to orientation. After that is lunch." I sighed as I grabbed my backpack.
"Oh, okay. Then let's go. What exactly is orientation for?" I questioned as we left our room.
"It's where the headmaster explains the rules of Tower Prep and such. It'll be fine, don't worry." I smiled at her. I guess it was obvious that I was nervous. I guess I had no reason to not be. I mean here I am in a supposedly unreal place.
"Oh, okay, so where is it?" I had no clue as to where we were going. I knew it wouldn't be at west campus, wherever that was.
"Right there. Okay, good luck. I'll see you later Amara, bye." I waved goodbye and walked toward the building she pointed at. It wasn't that scary looking, although it did have an eerie look to it. I walked in and noticed I was the only one there. I quickly sat down at one of the desks and waited for something to happen. After a few seconds of waiting a movie clip started.
The movie clip began with a history lesson. It explained the whole goal of Tower Prep and how every student was there because they were "special." I nearly started laughing about it. I mean if we were so special why have us at Tower Prep? Or why not let the word know. I guess I'd have to find out later. The rest of the video was boring, up until the part about west campus. It apparently was a place whwere you were sent if you got into trouble. Interesting… I guess I was trouble because I'd already had been there before my first official day. If that wasn't weird I don't know what was. The movie ended and then I heard a voice from behind me.
"Hello Amara. My name is whisper 19. Welcome to Tower Prep. Now the head master would like to speak with you. Please follow the arrows to his office. Have a great first day." I smiled for no apparent reason. I knew the voice sounded really familiar. I stood in my spot for a few seconds until I noticed green blinking arrows on the ground. I followed them to a room and before I could knock the familiar voice spoke.
"You may enter Amara. The headmaster is waiting."
"Hello again Whisper." I reached for the door knob but the door opened for me.
"Allow me." Whisper spoke and opened the door. Although I couldn't see whisper I felt what seemed like a ghost's presence. I knew she was there.
"Thank you whisper." I said as I entered. The headmaster, my uncle, smiled as I walked in. He motioned for me to sit down so I did. It was silent until I spoke.
"Hello uncle, or should I call you headmaster?" I asked not really sure what I should say.
"In private you may ball me uncle, but you must not call me that in public." I nodded saying I understood. He knew I was curious as to why, but for some unknown reason ignored it.
"Is that all you wanted to tell me uncle?" I challenged, hoping in a way it wasn't.
"No my niece, I must warn you. Don't believe everything you hear from your cousin. She may tell you lies about this school and maybe even me." I wanted to protest and tell him how much I trusted her, but I fell silent. I knew this was hard for him too, I could just ell the way he said it. "How it's time for lunch. Let me walk you there. "I stood and we walked to the cafeteria in silence. Neither of us had anything to say to the other.
When we arrived people stared at me. I ignored the stares and walked over to the line where I got a sandwich. I walked over to my cousin and she motioned for me to sit next to her. I sat down and her friends just stared at me.
"Hey guys, this is my new friend Amara." C.J said smiling at me.
"Hi Amara, my name's Suki. This is Gabe and this is Ian." I looked at the three of them and smiled. Suki seemed nice, and like me was Asian too. Gabe seemed like a nerd, and Ian seemed perfect for my cousin. He seemed cunning; I wondered what his ability was.
"Well, I'm glad to have met you guys." I said happily. After a few minutes of talking I found out what each of my new friend's abilities were. Gabe could control people, and I thought that was pretty awesome. Suki could mimic other people's voices, which could come in handy. And Ian had the ability of preflex. I thought that was interesting. That would go perfect with my cousin's ability to real other's emotions. I was just waiting for them to ask me the question on all of their minds Finally Ian asked the unavoidable question.
"What's your power?" All eyes were on me, even my cousins.
"I have the power of Electrokinesis as well as conjuring up storms. I figure you don't know what that is so I'll explain. I can control lightning to strike and though recent discoveries channel my energy and direct the lightning out of my hands." I explained. My cousin stared at me, I forgot, that was news to her too. I forgot to tell her the part about me being able to do that. I also conveniently left out the part about me being able to conjure up force fields. I guess I surprised them because none of them spoke.
"Wow, nice power." Suki said with a bit of a surprised tone. My cousin nodded and gave me a wee need to talk stare. I knew that stare because I had gotten it various times when we were younger.
"Your powers are awesome too. So um is Tower Prep just an ordinary school?" I asked half already knowing the answer and half wanting to change the subject.
"No, here is a place that we can learn to control our special abilities. Where we can use them for good." I nearly stared laughing at my cousin.. She knew me better than anyone. She knew that my powers couldn't be used for good. I've tried to do that before, it doesn't work out…. Lightning is only used for evil.
"Well that's interesting." I couldn't help but say. I could tell Ian was about to say something when the bell rang. Confused as any new student is on their first day I wandered around until I saw my roommate. I struggled to remember her name, I was never really good at that kind of thing. I was then struck with remembering it.
"Hey, Caroline, wait up/" I called to her and she stopped. I guess I got the name right.
"Hey Amara, need some help getting to your final class?" She asked nicely, almost as if she could read my mind. Hmm, maybe she could.
"Yeah, that'd be great. It says here I have training. What's that class?" I asked curiously. I noticed how dumb I sounded, but I guess that happens when you're new.
"Well, that's in the gym, follow me." I followed her to a giant building. We stopped just outside the door. I thanked her and walked in. What I guessed was the gym teacher stared at me.
"Hello Amara, my name is Coach Halter." I smiled at him, he seemed to be nice. "We will be teaching you how to control your abilities." I looked at him, confused. Who's we? As if she knew what I was thinking someone stepped up to where we were.
"Hey Amara, ready to have some fun?" I smiled, of course it was her. She knew me best, and helped me when I was younger.
"I'm so ready." I said way too confidently.
"Okay, lets go outside them." Coach said and led me to the door. We walked outside and I smiled, it was a beautiful day. Time to change that.
"She coach what you can do." My cousin said winking at me. I nodded at her because she knew what I was capable of doing. Time to show off my skills.
I moved forward a bit getting into a comfortable spot. I closed my eyes and relaxed a bit. I took a deep breath and went into deep thought. I imagined the dark clouds forming, the rain pouring down. I smiled again as the rain fell on me. Next came the thunder, I heard the boom building up and then the thunder hit. I smiled happy at what I'd done. Now came the hard part, lightning. It took all my concentration. After finally concentrating hard enough I felt the energy building up and then when I opened my eyes the lightning struck. I nearly laughed. I kept my thoughts on the lightning and it kept striking at my command. I turned around and saw someone familiar staring at me. I turned to my cousin and coach. C.J had a sort of smile on her face and coach just seemed surprised and impressed. I smiled and turned back to the person. He smiled at me as I kept the lightning coming.