(Update January 13th 2016): It's hard to imagine that I started this fan-made series back in 2010 after reading my good friend Warrior's Full Metal Railyard series, but I did start writing it up. I also can't believe it's been over a year since I last posted anything on this series. Well don't worry my friends, 2016 is the year that Sodor High School makes a comeback, but before that can happen though, there are the other chapters. I've been looking them over and I've noticed quite a few errors with them, so like many of my adaptations, I'm going back over them and making corrections to those errors, and adding extra narration and character lines. Once all the chapters have been looked over, then I promise you that Chapter 31 will finally make it's offical debut. Truth be told, it's done, I just haven't edited it yet due to me forgetting about it. Anyways, that's some time away, in the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy the re-edited versions of the 30 chapters as they come out.
Sodor High School: Thomas & Friends Tales
Written by: ThomasZoey3000
Based on the Railway Series by: Rev. W. and Christopher Awdry
Based on the Television series by: Britt AllCroft/David Mitton/Hit Entertainment
Episode 1: Emily the New Girl
The sun shone brightly on a warm September's morning, as Thomas and his best friend Percy walked along to the Sodor High School.
"It'll be wonderful to see all of our friends again," smiled Percy. "It feels like ages since we last saw them."
"Uh Percy, you got to talk to them yesterday, remember?"
"Oh yeah, I forgot."
Both friends laughed as they continued walking along.
Both teenagers are at the age of sixteen, and both go to the Sodor High School. Thomas and Percy have been the best of friends ever since they were 'young and foolish', they both live in the town of Ffraquhar and both are the top ranked students in the whole school.
Thomas proudly wears a blue T-Shirt with the number one on it, along with his dark blue jeans, black running shoes and has blue eyes and hair. Percy on the other hand, has a light green T-Shirt with the number six on it, he has green hair and brown eyes, but he has the same colored jeans and shoes as Thomas does.
As the teens arrived at the school, they came on a terrible sight. There were 'Arry and Bert, the sinister smelter class teens picking on a new student, like they always do at the beginning of every school year.
"Same old 'Arry and Bert," groaned Thomas, "when are they ever going to learn?"
"Who knows?" sighed Percy, "well I better go see which classes we're in for first period."
"Alright Percy, I'll see you in class."
No sooner was Percy out of sight, then real trouble began. A scream could be heard coming from 'Arry and Bert's area.
"Leave me alone!" cried the voice.
"Not a chance, silly girly!" oozed 'Arry.
Thomas had seen many times in the past of the sinister smelter teens pick on new students and everytime, he and Percy would make sure they wouldn't hurt the new comers. Thomas was sure that this time that he could handle it alone.
He picked up a few rocks and blew a whistle to the teens, "hey, peabrains!"
He threw the rocks, the girl ducked for cover, while 'Arry and Bert got hit by them.
"Hey it's the blue twerp!" cried Bert, "let's get him 'Arry!"
'Arry and Bert tried to get Thomas, but instead ran into a wall after Thomas moved to the side.
"I don't know 'Arry and Bert, you always seem to fall for that everytime," chuckled Thomas, "now do you promise to stop picking on new students?"
"Fine, we'll stop," sulked 'Arry, "for today, anyways."
'Arry and Bert walked away, then Thomas looked over to the girl.
"Are you okay?"
"Yes, I'm fine," she said.
The girl had green hair with two pony tails sticking out on both sides of her head, she also wore a dark green T-Shirt with a brown line design, regular blue jeans and black running shoes.
Thomas held out his left hand, "let me help you back up," he said kindly.
"Thank you," smiled the girl, grabbing onto his hand with both of her hands. In no time, Thomas had helped the girl back to her feet.
"Are you a new student?" asked Thomas.
"I am as a matter of fact, I'm to start today, but I'm not sure if I want to go in."
"Don't worry, there might be some bad students in there with oversized egos, like 'Arry and Bert, but the rest of the students are friendly."
"Yeah, I guess you're right, especially since you saved my life," the girl walked forward towards Thomas and gave him a small kiss on the right side of the face, then she walked slowly away.
"Wait!" cried Thomas, "My name is Thomas, what's your name?"
The girl was silent for a second, then she smiled and answered; "My name is Emily, see you around Thomas!"
Emily walked her way into the school, while Thomas stood in that very spot for a few minutes. He seemed to be in a daze at being kissed by a girl, even if it was on the left side of his face.
By the time he snapped to his senses, he was already running late. He ran down the hallways as fast as his legs could take him to his classroom. Thomas dashed into the classroom just in time, but all out of breath.
"Late as usual Thomas," sniggered a voice. Thomas looked and noticed the voice was James'. He, Gordon and Henry were once again sitting in the row behind him.
"I couldn't help it," snapped Thomas, "those darn smelters teens were harming another new student and I..."
"Had to stop them right?" asked another voice, this one belonged to Thomas' Great Western friend Duck.
"That's right Duck," nodded Thomas.
"Welcome back Duck," said Percy, "how was your trip?"
"Oh fantastic, I just couldn't believe how many Great Western engines there were and in one location too. I even got a picture of the famous 'City of Truro'."
Duck pulled a picture out of the famous engine with himself and Oliver (his closet friend), standing in front of the engine's buffers.
"City of Truro's not a real engine," sniffed Gordon, "Flying Scotsman is a real engine, meant for great speeds. I should know I'm the master of speed."
"Oh really Gordon," sniggered Thomas, "is that why you once rode your bike into a ditch?"
Gordon went red in the face, while Henry and James laughed loudly.
"Don't you start laughing at me!" he snapped.
"Never mind Gordon," said another voice, this one belonged to Edward, a smart teenage boy, who was always seen with glasses covering his eyes. "They're only joking."
"Whatever!" sniffed Gordon.
"Morning all," called another voice, this one belonged to a boy with a number seven T-Shirt in brown, his name was Toby.
"Morning Toby," called Percy, "have any trouble with the morning local train?"
"Nope, ran perfectly as always," he smiled.
The classroom was only big enough to house at least eleven desks, one for the teacher and the others were for the students. All eight students were present, but they could see that two seats were empty, as per usual.
"Same old, same old," huffed Henry.
Then the door to the classroom opened and two more students came walking in, Thomas regonized one of them right away.
"Oh hello Thomas," she smiled, "surprising we should be in the same class together."
"Do you know her, Thomas?" asked Duck.
"Yes, I met her this morning."
Percy laughed quietly as Thomas' cheeks went as red as James' hair.
Soon the teacher came in to begin class, but first he wanted the new students to introduced themselves.
"Hi, I'm Emily, I am a loyal hard worker, always willing to help in any situation, so if you need my help, don't be afraid to ask," she then gave a wink, although she only meant it for Thomas.
"Hi, I'm Rosie," said the other girl, who had pink hair with two small pony tails, a pink shirt and a purple skirt, "I would like to learn how to be a good student, I'll always try my best to help whenever I can."
"Thank you, you two," said the teacher, "now please take your seats."
The only remaining seats were up at the front, and both were on both sides of Thomas, which made some of the students rather jealous.
"That isn't fair," snapped James, "why is Thomas hogging the only two girls in our class?"
"He's not hogging them," snapped Gordon, "those are the only seats in the classroom James."
James only sulked. Just then, the P.A. came on.
"Good morning students," said the voice, it was Sir Topham Hatt, principal of the school. "I'm glad to see some familar faces and some new ones too. Now please remember students to please follow the rules that can be found in your new agendas, and that includes you James, we don't need a repeat performance of last year now do we?"
James went red in the face, while everyone in the classroom laughed loudly.
"What did happen," whispered Emily.
"I'll tell you after class okay?" whispered Thomas.
"Okay," she smiled happily.
"Also," continued Sir Topham Hatt, "I would like to see both Thomas and Emily in my office right away."
Thomas and Emily were worried after hearing this.
In a short while, Thomas and Emily were sitting in front of the desk of Sir Topham Hatt, but he wasn't alone. Mister Percival, the vice principal was there too.
"Thomas," said Sir Topham Hatt, "I saw you fighting 'Arry and Bert again this morning."
He played the video tape, showing Thomas with the smelter teens again.
"Uh, to be fare sir, I never once layed a single finger on them, I just moved to the side and they did the rest."
"Maybe so, but you did throw rocks at them."
"I know, I'm sorry sirs."
"It's okay Thomas," said Mister Percival, "and don't worry, you're not in trouble."
"Indeed not. We have called you down here for another reason," said Sir Topham Hatt. "I see you've met Emily already, she is very special, for she's my daughter."
"Your daughter?" gasped Thomas.
"Yes Lady Hatt and I are her parents, she is our one and only daughter, and we do have a problem. Someone's been trying to get rid of me as of late, and I think you know who that could be."
"Diesel 10," gasped Thomas.
"Who is Diesel 10?" asked Emily, "and Daddy, you never told me this before, why were you keeping this a secret from me?"
"I just didn't want you to worry Emily, plus Diesel 10 didn't seem too big of a threat, so I felt no reason to tell you, but I suppose now's a good time to tell you about him." He took in a deep breath and explained everything; "Diesel 10 was at one time, my assistant, until I caught him stealing from this school and after hearing reports of him hurting students, I fired him from this school and got a court order to keep him away. Sadly that wasn't going to stop him, right Thomas?"
"That is true sir," answered Thomas, "Diesel 10 tried to attack our school two years ago, thankfully my friends and I were able to stop him, but he suffered a huge blow. His right arm was crushed under the weight of a falling beam, and last we heard he was given a robotic arm with a claw attached."
"Yes and now, he's swearing revenge on our family, which means Emily, for your own safety, you're going have to stay somewhere else."
"What? But Daddy..."
"I'm sorry honey, but I just don't want to see you get hurt," then he looked over to Thomas, "would it be okay if Emily stayed with you?"
Thomas was surprised by this request, but he didn't need to think on an answer. He knew the right thing to do, "of course Emily can stay with me, I'm sure my parents won't mind that at all, I just hope Annie and Clarabel will agree to this idea."
"Alright then, it's settled," Sir Topham Hatt looked over to Emily, "I'll come by once and a while to see you okay?"
"Now Thomas, our butler will be delivering a few of Emily's belongings to your house this afternoon, will you be at home during that time?"
"Yes sir, I will."
"Very well then, I'm counting on you Thomas to protect my daughter, keep her safe no matter what, okay?"
Emily remained silent as she looked down to the floor.
Towards the end of the day, the teens were waiting at the bus stop, waiting for a bus to take them to Ffraquhar.
"Hey Thomas!" called out a voice.
Thomas turned and saw it was Percy running up to his best friend, "hey Percy, high five!"
Both teen's hands slapped so loudly, that right away their hands started going red, but they didn't mind, they just laughed happily.
"Hey Percy, listen there's someone I would like you to meet."
"Oh yes, I know you, you're Emily, one of the new students of the classroom, I'm Percy. I've been Thomas' best friend ever since we were young kids."
"You two weren't always friends," the three teens looked and found Toby walking towards them, "remember the little coal dust accidents when you snuck into the rail yards?"
"That was years ago Toby," said Percy.
Thomas felt someone pull on the left sleve of his shirt, it was Emily, "what's the matter?" asked Thomas.
Emily didn't say anything, she just looked down sadly.
"Looks like Thomas has gotten himself a girlfriend," sniggered another voice, it was James.
"Geez Thomas, what are you trying to do, take all the ladies from us?" snapped Gordon.
"What are you guys going on about?"
"Didn't Percy tell you?" asked Henry, "Rosie had written on all the pages of her notebook 'I love Thomas', and I mean on all the pages!"
"Bumpers and buffers," groaned Thomas and slapped his forehead.
"Stop stealing the ladies Thomas," called James, "leave some for us!"
Their bus had already arrived, so that meant the teens could leave for home, laughing over Thomas' predicament.
"Never mind them Thomas," said Toby, "you know how boastful those three can get."
"Besides, I think they're just jealous of you as they always are. Remember when they went on strike, we still went to class while they made fools of themselves?"
"That is true," said Thomas, now smiling brightly, "thanks my friends."
Emily however wasn't smiling, she hardly said a word at all.
Some time later, the Ffarquhar bus arrived outside of Thomas' house, "hey Thomas," called the bus driver, who's name was Bertie, "whenever you get the chance, why don't we go for that rematch you promised me?"
"You just won't let go of it, will you Bertie?"
"Nope," chuckled Bertie. "For sure I'll beat you next time."
Thomas rolled his eyes, "yeah, keep dreaming Bertie, keep dreaming." And on that note, both he and Emily got off the bus and walked over to the house, where Annie and Clarabel were waiting.
"Hi, big brother," they said, "we're glad you've come home."
"Hello my little sisters, now where's mom and dad?"
"They've gone off on another business trip," said Annie, "we told them about allowing another person to live with us for a while and they have agreed."
"That's wonderful, did you hear that Emily?"
Emily still didn't say a word, but she did nod her head.
Annie and Clarabel helped Thomas bring all of Emily's belongings to the spare guest room. It took them a good three hours to carry all the bags up to that room, but soon they were done.
"That's too many of them," groaned Annie.
"We need to have a break," said Clarabel.
"Alright, go have a break, I need to get started on dinner anyways."
When Thomas got back downstairs, he found Emily sitting at the kitchen table, crying into both of her hands.
"Emily? Are you okay?"
"No, I'm not okay," she cried, "my life is now in complete ruins, what if I never get to see my family or my home ever again?"
Emily cried even more, her tears poured from her eyes even harder than before.
Thomas felt sorry for Emily, he knew all too well what it was like to be away from his family and his home. He could remember the disasters at Great Waterton when he got lost in a mine.
"Will I ever be able to go home?" she cried again.
"Oh I'm sure you will," smiled Thomas, trying to cheer her up, "just give your father some time, I'm sure he'll have Diesel 10 caught in no time and you'll be able to go home. In the meanwhile, why don't you make yourself at home, our home is your home okay?"
Emily looked over to Thomas, revealing her tear soaked face. Her tears started to come out faster, then she got up from her chair and ran towards Thomas.
"It's not fair, I don't want to lose my family," she cried again.
She cried some more, then she felt something wipe away her tears. Thomas was using a soft tissue to wipe Emily's tears away.
"You won't lose them Emily," he said quietly.
"How do you know Thomas?"
"I just know, I can't really explain, it's just a feeling I have. Don't worry about it, plus I won't let anything hurt you okay?"
"Thank you Thomas," she cried a little more.
Thomas very gently wrapped his arms around Emily, holding her close to him and giving her a hug to cheer her up.
That night, just as everyone was getting ready for bed, Thomas went over to Emily's room to check on her. He knocked on the door, but got no reply.
"Emily, are you okay in there?"
After a minute or so, he opened the door and noticed Emily fast asleep on the bed, with a stuffed blue toy bear being hugged tightly. Thomas smiled as he walked into the room, and tucked Emily in gently, trying his best not to wake her up.
"Good night Emily," smiled Thomas, "I'll see you in the morning."
He carefully closed the door behind him and headed off back to his bedroom. Annie and Clarabel however weren't ready for sleep, they wanted to hear a story.
"Tell us the story of the magical Lady, Thomas," pleaded Annie, "we love hearing that story."
"Oh I know you do," he chuckled, "Dad usually tells you that story more often then he does with any other stories." He sighed and gave in, "very well then, I'll tell you the story."
He followed them into their room and sat down in the chair, which sat in between the girl's beds, then Thomas began to tell the story.
"Once upon a time, a long time ago, a special gift was given to the people of Sodor. A magicial lady who could grant wishes and make the impossible, possible. For years, the lady lived happily, until an evil man came and tried to get rid of her, but using her powers, the lady was able to change the man's attitude, changing him from evil to good."
"The two later settled down and had a couple of kids. Life was good until the day the magicial lady disappeared. Legend has it that she disappeared somewhere around Muffle Mountain and should anyone find her, she will grant them any wish."
Thomas looked to his two sisters, and like the many times his father told the story, he found them fast asleep.
He walked slowly out of their room, closing the door gently behind him. As he walked back to his room, he thought back over the entire day's events and remembered seeing Emily's sad eyes.
He looked over to Emily's door and whispered softly; "Don't you worry Emily, I won't let anything or anyone hurt you, I promise."