Sorry it took so long to update. I was at my cousin's house, and I didn't have any access to the computer.
Here's the next chapter! Hope you enjoy!
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"All students who are going on the mission to Earth please report to the gym." The PA announced.
"I wonder why…" Rosalie mused.
"Probably explaining all the rules and stuff. Boring!" Alice sang.
"Well, we'd better get to the gym, the bell just rang." I said, already trudging off.
We arrived at the gym just as the tardy bell rang.
"Hurry up and take your seats!" the principal barked from the front of the room.
"Now, as you all know, we have arranged for you students to take a trip down to Earth. Each of you will be assigned a person to take care of. The people will be placed in dangerous situations, and you will have to save them." The principal said.
Wait. Placed in dangerous situations? I needed to SAVE my person?! I can't so that! I'd probably end up needing to be saved myself!
"Of course, they won't be in any real danger, but it will give us a chance to see how you are doing." The principal continued.
Whew! What a relief! At least I won't get my person killed because of my klutziness. That was one good thing at least.
"It will also give you a chance to see if this is what you want to become when you graduate from Angel Academy. If you find that guarding people isn't your passion, you may, of course, try something else."
I'm pretty sure this isn't what I want to do, but at least it's better than being in school.
"All students going on the trip will receive two days of training, starting today. Report outside to the cloud field, where you will be split into small training groups. You are dismissed."
"Finally! I thought I was going to explode from boredom!" Alice exclaimed.
"I know what you mean. He's so old and boring. I think he should retire." I said.
"Mhhm." Alice and Rosalie nodded.
"Come on Bella! Try one more time! I'm sure you'll get it this time!" Elizabeth said encouragingly.
We were currently trying to place a glamour around ourselves, and I was failing miserably.
Alice and Rosalie had both managed to create a perfect glamour within their first few tries.
I, on the other hand, had still not been able to create a proper glamour.
Some had turned to mist seconds after they appeared, and others had not fully covered me. Either a wing was sticking out of my back, or you could see my halo from within the glamour. They were all faulty.
A glamour is a kind of disguise. It covers our wings, and dims the glow that naturally surrounds angels.
"One more try, and we'll stop for lunch." Elizabeth said. "Concentrate really hard and focus your energy on it."
I did as she said.
"You did it Bella! Now you look like a regular human!"
Alice and Rosalie ran over to hug me.
We began jumping around squealing, happy that we'd all managed to create pretty decent glamours.
"Good job, girls. Now you can move on to the next part of your training, the actual guarding part." Elizabeth said from behind us.
We all froze.
"More training?!" Alice asked.
"Of course! You didn't think this was all, did you?" Elizabeth exclaimed, shocked that we'd think that was it.
"Actually, that's exactly what we'd thought." Rosalie muttered under her breath.
"Well, you thought wrong. Now, we'll break for lunch, and when we come back, you girls can try the glamours one more time." Elizabeth said, moving toward the cafeteria.
We groaned and began walking toward the cafeteria.
When we arrived we saw that nearly all the clouds were full.
"We'll either have to stand and eat, or we'll have to wait for a cloud to free up before we eat." Rosalie said.
"Why don't we just go outside and eat." I suggested, eager to start eating.
"No. If we go outside, my clothes will become dirty, and no one will be able to see my wonderful clothes." Alice said, stubbornly stomping her foot on the floor.
"Alice," I said "we have uniforms. We are all wearing the same thing."
"I know, but I still have to look gorgeous in my uniform, right?" Slice pointed out.
I never really understood her reasoning. It doesn't really matter if you're all wearing the same thing….
"Bella!" Alice gasped.
"Don't even think that! How dare you think it doesn't matter if we're all wearing the same thing! I'm ashamed of you." Alice said, turning her head away.
"What??!! How'd you even know I was thinking that??!!" I sputtered.
"Never ask a magician to reveal her secrets." Alice said mysteriously.
"You're crazy." I said.
Rosalie, who had been watching us through this entire conversation just said "You two are sooooo weird." And walked away.
"Now look what you did! Now Rose thinks we're both stupid." Alice said, already running after Rosalie, trying to say that I was the one who had started it.
"What?! I didn't do anything! I'm going to get you Alice!" I shouted, running after Alice.
"Okay. We'll do it one more time, and then you can go home." Elizabeth said wearily.
It was nearly 7 pm, and we were still here practicing.
After lunch we had practiced some more glamours, and we had worked on how to act like a real human.
Every so often, we had to pretend to go to the bathroom, and we had to learn how to act stupid.
Stupid by our standards at least. Since angels were naturally smarter than humans, we knew much more. It would look weird if suddenly a whole bunch of super smart people turned up. According to humans, we'd still be really smart, but to an angel, we'd be extremely dumb.
This was pretty easy. We just weren't supposed to answer any questions in class unless the teacher specifically asked us, or try really hard on the homework.
Should be easy enough.
We were all tired, but Elizabeth wanted us to try the glamours one more time.
Now that I knew how do it, it came to me pretty easily.
"You girls did pretty well today. Tomorrow we'll work on how to follow people without attracting too much attention, and we'll also work on how to properly rescue someone without arousing too much suspicion. You can go." Elizabeth said.
"Wow. That was pretty intense." I said when we reached the car.
"I know. I just want to go to bed." Rosalie said.
We all jumped into Alice's bright, canary yellow cloud Porshe, and began driving home.
Unlike a regular Porshe, a cloud Porshe could fly as well as drive. It was a top-of-the-line car.
As soon as we reached our apartment, we all said goodnight and went to sleep.
Our second day of training was even worse than the first day, if you can believe it.
We did a lot more physical activity today.
We did a lot of work on how to keep our subjects safe from car accidents and things like that.
Since we were supposed to be weak humans, we couldn't just stand in front of the car and stop it that way. We had to learn to move fast enough to push the person out of the car's way instead.
We also had to learn a few healing spells, so we could heal them of cuts or small sicknesses like colds and coughs.
If our subject stayed sick for too long, we would be docked points.
There was a lot more shouting on Elizabeth's part today, as well. She had to yell at us a lot more because we weren't accustomed to this much physical activity in one day.
But we got through it.
Somehow, we survived.
Tomorrow I think the principal will be talking to us about our responsibilities on Earth again.
At least we'll be able to leave soon. That's one good thing at least.
I can't wait till we leave for Earth.
So? Was it okay?
I tried to make it longer than the previous chapter, which was extremely short.
I've had a few people ask why I don't update sooner, and like I said, it's because I was at my cousin's house.
But you should also know, I don't update as often as some authors. I update only about once a week, so that's what you should expect.
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