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Fox Kitsune: Konnichiwa everyone! This is Fox Kitsune. Although still working on numerous other stories, I got this idea in my head that just WOULDN'T leave. I've never written a horror fic before and thought it'd be fun.
This story is co-written by the super, fantastic, greatest Anime Bubbles -tries not to throw up-, who wrote many other fantastic Code Lyoko stories you need to check out! So…although it is posted on my name don't forget it! Anyway, hope you enjoy this story!
Anime Bubbles: TEEHEE I HOPE YOU ENJOY:DDD By the way, I'm the bold, she's the italics.
Summary: Storm outside, doors locked, killer inside. How can you trust someone when they could be trying to kill you? Just who exactly is the murderer of Kadic Jr. High, and how will the students escape?
Whoever Said School Couldn't Kill?
Chapter 1: Trouble Brewing
To say it was a normal day for the residents of Kadic Jr. High wouldn't be a total lie. There were some, preppy, like Sissy, busily checking themselves in their mirrors in a vain attempt to look as gorgeous as she thought she was, while others, like Millie and Tamiya, were busy with their cameras, getting the latest stories.
Then there were some, like Ulrich, Yumi, Odd, Aelita, and Jeremie, who were surprisingly, not busy.
But, this day, that started normal enough, would not end the same way.
Yumi walked down the busy halls of Kadic, towards her friend's room. Many students waved at her as she passed by, celebrating at the fact that it was Friday, and class was over.
She was stopped though, by the 'royal highness' herself. Sissy, flipping her hair over her shoulder, scurried to her in the hallways.
"Hello Yumi, can I talk to you for a second?" Her 'nails on a chalkboard' voice rang out. Yumi sighed and continued walking, not stopping as the preppy teenager had to jog to catch up to her.
"Hey! I was talking to you!" she said angrily, glaring at Yumi in a futile attempt to scare her.
Yumi finally stopped walking and turned on her heels quickly, almost knocking the unsuspecting girl off her feet.
"And I know what it's about," the Japanese girl said in a tone of her own.
Sissy rolled her eyes, crossing her arms over her chest. Her weight shifted to one foot.
"And how would you know?"
But the other girl had already continued her trek down the hallways. Sissy felt the blood rush to her head.
She took a deep breath. "I know you're going to see Ulrich! We'll he told me he loved me!" she screamed from the other end of the hallway, but, by this time, Yumi was already in front of his door.
She knocked lightly on the white painted pine door, and heard a grunt before it swung open to reveal the very person whose name had been screamed only seconds before.
"Uh…hey Yumi…what's up?" he asked, then realized he was clad without a shirt and blushed. He ducked behind the door a minute, but opened it so Yumi could come in.
She took advantage of his invitation and walked in his room, and saw him digging through one of his drawers looking for a shirt. She peeled her eyes away and instead, stared at the picture on his beside table.
It was in a beautiful, but simple, silver frame, and inside was a picture Odd had taken of them. Ulrich sat cross-legged on the dewy grass of the park, and Yumi sat on her knees behind him, hugging him around the neck.
He finally pulled his classic green shirt on and stood in front of Yumi.
"Hey, what's going on?" He asked, sitting next to her on the bed.
Yumi didn't say a word, but her face turned bright red. "What were you doing…you know…like that? I mean, class just got out…"
He rubbed the back of his head sheepishly. "I was asleep actually. Sorry if I kept you waiting long…"
A lot of things had happened since Sissy's prank note, but although time had gone on, neither of the two friends had done anything about it.
"I wanted to talk to you about Jeremie…"
Ulrich's eyes grew huge, as if he couldn't fully grasp what the girl next to him was saying. He wasn't sure if she felt the same about him as he did her, but he never suspected that Yumi had feelings for Jeremie.
"Not like that Ulrich… I mean, Aelita's materialized now, and he turns into a tomato every time he's around her, but he won't do anything about it…"
Ulrich nodded, saying he was following. "So, I'm going to talk to Odd too, but I think we should try and, ya know, hook them up."
Ulrich let out a breath of air that he had obviously been holding in. "Ok," he said, giving her a small smile. "I'll help!"
Yumi looked around the room, noticing the absent of something somewhat important. "Where is Odd by the way?"
Ulrich let out a small laugh. "It's six o'clock Yumi, where else?"
Yumi said goodbye to Ulrich and left his room, quietly closing his door so he could go back to bed, or do whatever guys did.
She turned the corner and saw Sissy, leaning against the wall. Her jumpy attitude and the way she dashed to Yumi, made her believe that she had been waiting for the Japanese girl.
"Hey Yumi," she said again, her voice ringing.
"Ya know, for someone who hates me, you sure wanna be around me a lot," retorted Yumi, stopping to look the prep in the eyes.
Sissy smacked her lips and crossed her arms. "You're funny Yumi! It's Ulrich that I want to be around! He told me he loved me, so don't you go near him anymore or you'll be sorry!"
A flash illuminated Yumi's reply. It was lightning, pouring in through the window. It was just a single flash, but only thirty seconds later, there came another one.
The lights in Kadic flickered off, but came back on. Sissy screamed.
Ulrich ran over to Yumi, who was frozen in place. "Yumi! Yumi! Are you okay?" he asked, grabbing her by the shoulders.
Something fell off a shelf, shattering to the floor when thunder rattled the whole school. Yumi nodded. "I'm fine."
Jeremie and Aelita, running hand in hand ran back to the school. They had been in the park with a cloudless sky only ten minutes before. Now rain was pouring, making it hard for them to see.
He tore open the door, pushing Aelita into the school before he went in. He closed the door loudly behind him and they both stopped to catch their breath.
It was then that a girl walked over to them. She was average height, with long, flowing light brown hair, left down that clung to the middle of her back. Her soft green eyes looked them over before she motioned for them to follow her.
They were in a part of the school they had never seen before. They were walking down a long corridor, where a living room type area was at the end.
She sat them down at the couch and poured them hot chocolate to warm them up.
"I don't know about you sir, but ma'am, if you want to borrow some clothes to let those dry, I can bring you some," she said, her voice was soft.
Aelita smiled, her clothes clinging to her and heavy with water. "That'd be nice, thank you!"
Jeremie looked around the room, "Where are we?" he asked, surveying his surroundings. "I've never seen anyplace like this before…"
The girl came back with clothes folded neatly in her arms. "The bathroom's right there," she said pointing, "You can go change in there. If you give me your clothes when you come out, I'll dry them for you."
She sat down in the chair across from the couch. Jeremie looked her over, "Who're you?"
She suddenly jumped up. "Of course! You probably want a towel yes? I'll go get you one!" she said, running out of the room and towards the kitchen.
"It's like a house inside of Kadic…is that even possible?" he asked aloud, but also the fact of the sudden change of weather clung to his mind.
She returned with a big, fluffy towel. "I bet I could find you some new clothes, somewhere…if you'd like…"
Jeremie shook his head, thanking her for the towel, just as Aelita came back. She wore a long sleeve white shirt, and some long flannel pants.
"Thank you very much ma'am. I'm Aelita, and he's Jeremie," she said, introducing them.
The girl smiled. "It's very nice to meet the two of you… to answer your question before, I have no clue as to where we are… I found this place only moments before myself, trying to escape the rain."
Jeremie looked at her skeptically. If that was the case, how did she know where the towels were, or that she had clothes that Aelita could borrow?
He didn't trust this girl, and decided not to drink his hot chocolate…
"Ulrich? Where are you?" Yumi yelled. The lights had gone off; the storm had knocked out all the electricity.
"Over here Yumi!" he yelled back, and she took a few uneasy steps towards where he claimed he was.
"Ouch!" a familiar voice yelled, and Yumi backed up.
"Odd, what happened?" she asked, reaching out her hand towards him.
She felt him and breathed a sigh of relief. "You stepped on my foot!"
"Oh, sorry…" she said back. Between their conversation, Ulrich had directed himself through the pitch-black and found them.
Yumi threw her arms around him, "Thank goodness! I was worried!" she said, and then realized what she was doing and pulled herself off, muttering an apology.
She was glad that it was pitch-black for once, because her face was RED. "Where are Jeremie and Aelita?"
"They were outside, at the park…uh oh!" answered Odd.
"What if they're in trouble?" he asked, worried for his friends.
The lights flickered on, and Yumi ran toward a door. It was locked. "It's locked…who could've locked it?"
The boys shrugged, but Yumi screamed as her eyes fell on something…
Mrs. Hertz lay on the ground, covered in blood. A knife was in her side, and she had cuts all over her face. Her glasses lay on the floor next to her, broken.
Yumi felt her breathing get heavy, and hid her eyes. Ulrich ran over to her and hugged her, and she buried her face in his shoulder.
Odd was the only student in the room, out of about sixty-five, that was courageous enough to walk towards her.
He noticed something, a note clenched in her pale, cold, right hand.
He pried her hand open, and pulled the note out.
"It's a note guys!" he said, so that everyone could hear. "It says:
It's all over…everyone will end up this way.
There's no way to escape, don't even try.
Who's my next victim? You'll never know till I strike!
Who am I? You might want to find out before it's too late…
You're all going to die, so say goodbye.
Don't worry, don't struggle, it will be painless.
Be ready for whatever happens! Or it will be your undoing!"
Odd finished reading the note with a lump in his throat. Yumi burrowed farther into Ulrich, trying not to worry about her two missing friends.
On one of the walls, written in blood, was:
"Kadic Jr. High, where you all are going to die!"
Someone among them was a murderer, and was going to kill them all!
Fox Kitsune: Hey guys! That's it for chapter one! Please review and tell us what you think! There's a lot of unanswered questions in this chapter, so review and you'll find out the answers quicker! We'd really appreciate it! Any ideas you have for this story you can tell us and we'll see what we can do! Thanks for reading!
Anime Bubbles: And you know our style! There WILL be a bunch of romance, I promise. ;D Yes, especially that rich, sappy romance, full of fluff and sugary sweetness! And lots of –Yumi clings to Ulrich out of fear- moments HEHE.