Monday. I've never been fond of Monday's.

I sighed as I stumbled into school, my bag over my shoulder, I thought I heard someone call me, I turned around but no one was there, then I realized it was someone calling someone something that rhymed with Tor.

As I turned around, I bashed straight into someone. A girl.

She stumbled and all her stuff fell out of her bag. Five hard books and a pencil case. I studied her.

"Sorry." She mumbled, blushing.

She was about the same height as me, a little curvy, red, curly hair and the brightest green eyes, cute freckles were strewn across her nose, she wasn't gorgeous like Lola, but she was beautiful. The colour of her hair was a bit darker than Kirsten Dunst's ginger hair.

"My fault. Here, let me help." I picked up the books and then nearly dropped them.

The titles shocked me. Man's Best Friend And Other Household Pets. Safari. The Book Of Wildcats. How To Treat Animals. Identifying Species Of Animal By Sight. Animal books? There was also a fiction book. Jungle Girl. (A/N I just made all of those up by the way)

"I have a question." I asked her slowly.

She blinked. "Um, go ahead."

"What do you think of Zoos?"

She blinked again. "Well, I'm not thrilled about them and I'd never go to one when they are in cages but I don't have a major problem with ones that are open, so the animals can roam around and if the animal is endangered then it's good if a zoo can help." She shrugged.

"You a vegetarian?"

She looked surprise. "Of course. Have been since I was six-years-old." Damn, I was a vegetarian when I was eight.

"Got any pets?"

She grinned. "Hundreds. My mum almost made me leave some behind but I couldn't leave them." She then blushed. "That makes me sound so pathetic."

"No." I shook my head, I was almost shaking. "Ever seen animals close up?"

Her head bobbed up and down. "Yeah, I went on a safari. Amazing."

"You like animals?"

She smiled. "Adore them."

I couldn't hide the grin. "Nice to meet you, I haven't seen you around before…"

She shrugged. "I just moved here. Year nine." She explained.

Of course, Lola's replacement.

"Cool. What's your name?"

She blushed. "Cat. You?"

Cat? That was a definite sign.

"Tor." I shrugged.

She was silent for a second and then looked at me curiously. "Glastonbury Tor?"

I eyed her warily, thinking of Lola's response. "Yeah, you know it?"

She nodded enthusiastically. "Oh yeah! I've been several times! It's amazing! The feel of the places makes me feel so… magical, so alive! And it's really beautiful! And the ruins of St Michael's Tower are beautiful! It's one of the most amazing places that I've ever been to!"

I couldn't stop the smile on my face. I eyed her face, her enthusiastic smile, her bright eyes, she stuffed her books back in her bag, a black, over-the-shoulder bag, with ANIMAL (ironically) written in pink writing and around the lettering there were badges.

Greenpeace. Save The Whales! Go Veggie. Animals (Heart). Various Animals.

I looked into her eyes once more. "Why are you looking at me like that?" She smiled.

"Cat…" I smiled, genuinely smiled for the first time in a while. "This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship…"


I might write another story from Rowan's point of view but it depends how I'm feeling. PLEASE REVIEW FOR THE LAST TIME!