3

Kirova send them straight to their respective classes.

Lissa was escorted straight to her class while Rose was given a new schedule to follow. Escorted by Dimitri and Alberta wearing her short hair showing her marks.

They entered the gym then left Rose alone with dhampirs, like her, and staring at her.

She stares at everyone, mostly boys.

A guy staring at her with red hair and freckles. Nice looking

Rose
Wipe the drool, off you face, Mason. If you're going to think about me naked, do it in your own time.

A few snickered.

Mason
This is my time, Hathaway. I'm leading today's session

Rose
Yeah? Okay, well I guess it's a good time to think about me naked.

Eddie
its always a good time to think about you naked.

The whole class started laughing. Cut to Lissa smiling as she was taken to her class.

4

Mason half dragging a battered Rose by his left.

Mason
Not practicing
(he snickered)

Rose shot him a killer look

Mason
(he laughed)
well, hey you did okay, anyway

Rose
Okay? I just had my ass handed to me.

Mason
Its been two years, but you still walking.

Rose
I hate you

They got to their next class. They sat with teach other

Mason
You're good, Rose but I don't think you'll survive the trials

Rose
They got me taking extra sessions with this tall guy. Dimitri-something.
(she sighed)

Mason
(he gawked)
No way. Belikov.

Rose
Yeah, so

Mason
That guy's a god.

Rose
Exaggerate much.

Mason
No. I'm serious. He's anti-social and such but man. When he fights. ..
(still impressed)
If you're hurting now, you'd be dead when he'd done with you.

Pan camera to a teacher as he comes in. A little older with Dimtri. And he is definitely pissed off.

Pan back to Mason and Rose. Mason smiling and Rose in pain.

Rose
uggh! That's just great!

Cut to Teacher. His name is Guardian Stan Alto.

Stan
Oh, I didn't know we had a guest speaker here. Come up and Rose and share your knowledge.

Rose
Uhmm, no I'm good here.

Stan
I insist.

Rose stood up in the front. She saw Dimitri somewhere in the back. Other guardians as well. They shift protection time to time

Stan
so, tell us about your techniques.

Rose just kept quiet in case she might say something she'll regret.
Stan took it invitingly.

Stan
So, what was your plan in case Stirgoi attacks.

Rose
we never ran into any Strigoi.

Stan
Obviously, seeing you're still alive

Stan
did you sleep in the morning and guard at night?

Rose
No?

Stan
Oh, my. How will you know it when you weren't here to learn it.

Rose
I always check the area whenever we're out.

Stan
what technique did you use, may I ask?

Rose kept her lips lock

Stan
oh, maybe you used the "Hathaway-glance-around-when-you-remember Method"

Rose
Hey, She's still alive, right. I did my duty.

Stan
Because you got lucky