"Wor-cest-er-sh-shiree? Now that sounds fancy." said Donkey, looking at the large sign above the Academy's drawbridge.
"It's Worcestershire, Donkey." said the girl standing beside him. Puss was sitting on her shoulder.
"What? Like the sauce? Mmm...It's spicy!" said Donkey, licking his lips.
Suddenly, the drawbridge lowered down, opening the entrance.
"Oh, they must be expecting us."
The girl beside him rolled her eyes. If they were expecting Donkey, they would have probably raised the drawbridge and locked it as quickly as possible. she thought, smiling to herself.
The trio quickly walked past the drawbridge and made their way towards the Headmaster's office before anyone could spot them.
There was a knock on the Headmaster's door.
The Headmaster got up from his office chair and opened the door. There standing in front of him was a cat in boots, a donkey, and a little girl. The girl looked about sixteen and had short black hair that stook out in places. She wore a grayish-black shirt, with black pants, and a gray cap that gave her a tomboyish look. She also had a brown leather belt, boots, and fingerless gloves. The Headmaster shuddered at her appearance, the girl had paleish skin and looked like a pauper. But the most strange thing about her appearance was her eyes. They had bright golden-yellow irises.
"Hello, I'd like to join your Academy and become a student." she said.
"Um, your name please, can I have your name?" asked the Headmaster, still a little bit flustered from the girl's appearance.
"It's Kit." replied Kit.
"What? Kit-something, or something-Kit?"
"Alright, sit down and I'll ask you a few questions."
Kit sat down, while Puss and Donkey stood behind her chair.
"Firstly, do you have any educational qualifications?"
Kit chuckled smuggly.
"Uh, no I don't." she answered.
"Do you know any alchemy?"
"Can you do magic?"
"Can you joust?"
"Do you know how to play chess?"
He sighed. "The answer to this question is probably very obvious, but do you have any references of any kind!"
"... ... ... No."
The Headmaster frowned, how could he let this girl -who looked liked she had been raised by wolves- become a student in his Academy? She was definitely not a noble, and she looked more like a troublemaker than a student who wanted to learn.
"Well, I'm afraid that the school term has already started, so maybe you could do some studying and come back next year at the beginning of the term." he said, trying to get rid her.
"Oh, right," said Kit quickly, realizing that she just remembered something very important, "One of my -um- relatives thought that it might be hard for me to get into this school, so she gave me this to pay for it."
Kit reached into one of her pockets and pulled out a large bag of gold. She placed it on the Headmaster's desk and several gold coins spilled out of it. The Headmaster gasped, he had never seen so much gold before.
"Can I join you Academy now?" Kit asked.
The Headmaster nodded, accepting the bribe. "Um, this is indeed very generous of you, miss. You can stay in room 27 in the girl's side of the dormitory."
He suddenly looked back at Puss and Donkey. "Are these... animals going to accompany you?"
"Yes, they have to stay with me...unless you want me to take my money elsewhere..."
The Headmaster sighed "Alright. And I'll also get you an Academy uniform."
"Thanks, but I'll refuse the uniform. I doubt that I'll be staying here long." said Kit, leaving the office with Puss and Donkey.