Ok, so I was looking for fanfics to read when I thought OMG, I should do a Charlie Bone fanfic so…here it is!...yeah, I always use the name Vanessa, it's just a thing for me cause she's my conscience. :) So here you go!

A/N: I am currently going through this story to edit it because I think it's something I can save (:

Anywho, I hope you enjoy this revamped fic!

Vanessa P.O.V.

It had started to rain at Bloor's Academy and I was outside in the maze, a place that the students had to find their way through every year. We usually lose a few, but I end up finding them a few days later. I don't know why I was out here. Manfred would get angry…he's my overprotective cousin. He says he's like that towards me because I'm his family and I'm a girl, that he doesn't want me to get hurt. I'm not stupid. It's because I'm a child of the Red King, one of the strongest ones in fact, and they don't want me to be out of control. But whatever, that's their problem. If you keep a pet on a short enough leash, they'll bite. I'm just bidding my time.

Finally, I was at the center of the maze where a tomb lied. I sighed and sat on it, waiting. For what, I don't know. I sat there, listening to the wind, feeling the rush of it through my curly brown hair. Then I heard footsteps. I looked to my left to see a wolf glaring at me. I sighed. "It's not like I was going to run off, you know that." I said warily. He growled. I frowned. "Okay, fine, I'm coming, I'm coming." I jumped off the tomb and walked over to the rather large, dangerous looking wolf. We walked through the maze in silence.

"Asa? Can I ask you something?" I asked the wolf. He huffed, earning a groan from me in response. "Please?" he whined. I took it as a yes. "Did you know my brother?" I asked quietly. He stopped and I tripped over him. I stood up and frowned. I just got mud on a new white dress. Lovely. He howled and lights turned on. I groaned. "You are such a jerk!" I seethed loudly. "Vanessa! It's after hours, do not yell." Manfred ordered, walking up with a lantern. He looked quite depressing with his long black hair and pale complexion. The fact that he was dressed in black didn't help either. I looked at my feet.

"What are you even doing out here so late?" he said, grabbing my arm gently and pulling me towards the doors. I saw faces in the dormitory windows, some of them my friends, the other children of the Red King. I shrugged. "Don't give me that. I want an answer." He ordered. I sighed. "I feel more connected out there and it gives me a peace of mind." I confessed. He sighed. "You don't need to be going out there, you could get lost." He said. I snorted. "Oh please, I'm the one who helps Asa find the kids that get lost in there." I gloated. He rolled his eyes. "Manfred?" I asked quietly. "What?" he grunted. "What was my brother like?" he stopped dead in his tracks and stared at me.

"What did you say?" I glared at him. "I said, what was my brother like?" I repeated. He licked his lips nervously. "Well, to be honest, I never met him." I knew he was being honest but…he was holding back. He looked me in the eyes. I snorted. "Don't even think about it." I laughed. He shrugged and led me to my room in silence. "Manfred?" I asked when we got there. "I don't want to hear any questions about your brother." He said. I frowned. "That's not what I was going to ask." He paused and sat on the end of my bed where I was curled up under my covers. "Okay, then what?" he asked softly. I liked Manfred better when we were like this. Loving each other like real cousins and not a cold hearted 'I'm only here so I can get what I want' kind of relationship.

"I want to enroll." I said. His eyes widened. "Seriously?" he asked. I nodded. "Billy says that I could be a real good pianist and Tancred said I'd be good at painting and Asa says I'm pretty good at acting." I said. He looked thoughtful. "Probably not." He sighed. I frowned. "Why not! You're enrolled! Why can't I? I'm sick of being locked up in my room all day and getting in trouble when I set one foot out the door!" I complained. He looked irritated. "Okay, I'll ask, just stop whining." He muttered. I grinned and gave him a hug. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" I cried happily. He rolled his eyes and pushed me off. "Just get some sleep and I'll see you at breakfast." He said. I nodded and tucked myself in, watching as he left and shut my bedroom door softly behind him.

I sighed happily and rolled over onto my side, drifting off to sleep, dreaming about what it'd be like to be a student at the prestigious Bloor's Academy…