|The Deep, Dark Secrets of Shadra
Author: GeorgiexxxSuarez-JFT96 PM
Arsenic Suarez is a clumsy, imperfect and socially awkward teenage girl at a school for graceful, perfect and genius magicians. After her teacher goes missing, Arsenic finds herself on a quest to rescue her. But when the aforementioned quest leads her to a dark place, it is revealed that even the most boring of girls can have secrets too.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,073 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 04-06-13 - Published: 08-21-12 - id: 8451307
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A/N: My Magically Weird Oneshots series is pretty diabolical but I'm going to carry it on anyway. For now, I'm going to do my version of the game. My heroine is called Arsenic Suarez and is Pico's adoptive sister (all will be explained later on) and the hero is Hyde Hamilton. Hyde was blond hair and light blue eyes and Arsenic has brown hair and eyes.
I DO NOT OWN MAGICAL STARSIGN BECAUSE THE WORLD IS CRUEL AND UNFAIR THAT WAY!
I sat on the desk, swinging my legs. The day had got off to a boring start and I guessed the whole day would end up that way. After all, Miss Madeline was late (again!), my brother Pico was getting stressed (again) and my best friend Sorbet was trying to calm him down but failing (you guessed it, again).
"Arsenic! Miss Madeline hasn't arrived yet. Do you reckon something happened to her?" Pico yelled. I bit my knuckles and shrugged.
"Pico. She's late all the time so…I'd guess she's probably late. Do you agree, Sorbet?"
"Yeah. She's probably just late. It happens all the time. Stop being such a hothead."
They went into a conversation about Miss Madeline with Mokka and Chai, our other friends. I turned around and saw Hyde. He was smiling at me in an odd way.
"Is that desk comfy?" he asked.
"Erm…" I started. Hyde was probably joking but just to be sure I answered anyway. "It's alright, I suppose. As desks go."
He let out a small laugh. He was probably coming up with a clever reply.
"She's coming! Miss Madeline is coming! Everyone get back in your seats!" came the shrill voice of Lassi. She was another good friend and someone else I shared my dorm with. Lassi was a rabbit-morph girl who was also a wind mage. Which suited her personality to a T. She was always dizzy and scatterbrained.
A small commotion ensued, as there was a small rush to seats. I sort of slid off the desk and landed into my chair with a bump. I hoped it looked attractive but from the looks Hyde was giving me I suppose not. He kicked my chair as he took his seat behind me. Chai moved and sat to my left, a shy salamander, and Pico to my right. The door swung over with a SMACK and Miss Madeline burst in.
"Hello, students! I do apologise for my lateness. I'm sure you were studying your spell books whilst I was gone, weren't you?" she smiled. Everyone started making noise in agreement. Truth be told, I hadn't seen my spell books for ages. I lost them all when I barricaded the windows with them for that tornado last year.
"Miss Madeline. You are aware that you're late. AGAIN." Mokka, a very sarcastic robot, complained.
"Yeah, what's up with that?" Pico joined in. "You're late all the time but when I'm late with my homework, who gets detention? ME! That's who! If I get held back this year, I'm holding you personally responsible!"
Miss Madeline looked rather taken-aback. She probably hadn't expected such a sound argument from, what can only be called, the class dunce.
"I'm sorry, children. I'd never be late again. I promise! A ha ha ha ha ha!" she laughed.
She seemed to look straight at me when she said this.
I don't know why she was looking at me. I hadn't done anything.
Later that day, Pico, Hyde, Sorbet, Chai and I left potions. We'd been kept back for a while because of our test results.
Hyde, Sorbet and Chai had gotten amazing results that made Professor Pistachio nearly wee himself in excitement. They'd been the only people in the class to get over 95% in the class.
Pico and I had been held back for an entirely different reason. Apparently, we'd been the only people ever to get lower than 10%. Professor Pistachio said at least I'd tried. Pico had just put two for every question. Pico was in detention. And I had to redo the test.
"Cheer up, Arsenic." Chai urged.
"Why? I have to redo this test. It was hard enough the first time. It's all right for you three. You can do well in tests without even reading the questions." I complained.
"Yeah!" agreed Pico. I looked at him in annoyance.
"What are you on about?" I frowned. "You didn't even try."
There was a moment of awkward of silence as we walked to the canteen. We got to the bottom of the stairs and walked a couple of steps.
"What are Mokka and Lassi doing?" she said, pointing at them. I looked over to see the two of them clustered around the staff room door.
We walked over.
"What are you doing?" asked Chai. There was no reply.
"Guys?" frowned Hyde.
"Hm. I wonder what they're talking about." pondered Lassi.
We obviously still looked clueless so Mokka explained.
"We think Miss Madeline could be getting fired."
Before we could respond, Lassi jumped up and crashed, head first, into the door.
"POWERJUMP!" she screamed.
We all watched in amazement as she flew into the door and sped into the staff room. We watched in silence as this scene unfolded. Then, we all let out a shriek. Everyone, except for me, ran into the staff room. I figured I'd gotten into enough trouble already today. I'd started to sneak off when Hyde and Pico came out, grabbed me and pulled me back. Great. This was just what I needed. Agnes, Pico and I's mum, would kill me. I had been sent here to sort out my behaviour. But, to be fair to me, Pico was much worse than me. I normally got involved in all Pico's little schemes because Pico made me.
And it appeared that had happened again. Only it was more Lassi's scheme. And it wasn't really a scheme. Ok, it wasn't anything like it was back on Razen.
"Children in the staff room? Oh, no. Can't have that." Principle Biscotti exclaimed.
"Teacher! We were listening at the door! We heard everything you discussed!"
"Erm…Mokka. You mean YOU were listening at the door. We're just innocent bystanders. Apart from Lassi."
"You have to go to Puffoon and fight pirates and evil wizards? That's HIGHLY alarming." He carried on, regardless of my input. He was probably just ignoring me.
Whoa. Who said anything about pirates or evil wizards? I knew Puffoon was the wind planet but I was clueless about the rest of what he said.
"Children!" Miss Madeline gasped. "This conversation was not meant for your inquisitive ears."
"Teacher...all that talk of other planets…are you honestly planning on going into space?" Sorbet asked, looking scared yet heart-broken. Really, she's so wet sometimes. I guess that's ironic because she's a water mage but it still doesn't cease to annoy me.
"Students, I will be fine! You should be more worried about your tome reports! They're due next week." Miss Madeline reminded us.
I hadn't even started yet.
I sat in the canteen with Lassi, Pico, Mokka, Chai and Sorbet. No one had said anything, which was odd for us. We never shut up, usually. I sighed and looked despondently at my mashed potatoes. It wasn't the mashed potatoes fault Miss Madeline had to go and fight pirates and evil wizards on the wind planet. But I needed something to look despondently at and the mashed potatoes weren't complaining as much as Mrs Pasta, the dinner lady, did.
Plus, I didn't really like mashed potatoes. Or the spicy fish that came with it…
Why did I order this?
The silence was driving me crazy so I reached into my bag and pulled out a Tupperware box along with the paper for my report. I opened the box and there was Boggart, my pet toad, looking up at me with bright yellow eyes. I smiled and stroked him with my index finger. He'd been my pet ever since I rescued him from a hawk, six months ago. He got lonely by himself in the dorm so I kept him in my school bag along with my other belongings. I put the box back on the table and worked on my report.
I'd just gotten to the part about how its explanations on astrology were awful, when someone bum-nudged me. I went sprawling over Pico, who gave me a worried look, and I looked over to see Hyde copying my tome report.
"Oi!" I yelled and I kicked him over. "That's MY report and I have actually done quite well, if I do say so myself, so get off!" I sat back up to see Hyde get off the floor, quite dazed, and draw a pornographic sketch on the paragraph about affinities. I gasped and picked up a handful of potato. "You ruined the only work I've actually done right, so have potato for hair!" I shouted and I dropped the potato all over his blond spikes.
Lassi groaned. "Oh, Arsenic…"
Sensing a whinge, I flicked the rest in her direction. It landed on her face with a satisfying splat. Sorbet dodged the missile and bit her lip to control her laughter.
"Anyways," Hyde said, not even trying to get rid of the offending potato that was dripping onto his nose. "Miss Madeline wants to see us in the meditation room. She says it's pretty urgent."
"What could it be about?" pondered Chai.
"Probably that meeting this morning. We did sort of gatecrash it." Mokka frowned.
"We?! We?! I think you'll find, Mokka, that was YOU and Mrs. Potato-Head over there." I frowned, gesturing in Lassi's direction. "Well…more Lassi than anyone else."
She scowled at me. I simply beamed at her.
"Anyway, let's go." Hyde sighed. We got up and walked out. The red, wooden door loomed above us. Pico opened it with a grunt and we stepped inside.