Summary: Zach has always been in the loop, but when people start disappearing he doesn't know what's going on. He needs Cammie's help to find the missing people especially since it's Zach's and Cammie's friends that are disappearing.
Chapter 1: I'm finally right
Recently I've been spending most of my nights lying in bed, tired and cold. I just stare up at the ceiling and let thoughts run through my head over and over and over again. I don't know why it happens to me, but when it does it means something bad is coming… oh, how I wished I was wrong in that case.
That night in particular, I couldn't sleep at all so I did the thing I always do. I got out of bed and left my room quietly so I wouldn't wake anyone up. I walked down the long halls of the Gallagher Academy trying to find a place to relax, but relaxation is far away when you're a girl like me. I took a turn and almost immediately ran into a strong body. I stepped back to see the only person that would be walking around at night. "Hey Gallagher girl," Zach said.
"What are you doing here?" I asked. That question always got a weird reply or none at all.
"Nothing," he answered. Of course when Zachary Goode says nothing it's always something.
"Zach, what are you doing?" I repeated.
He didn't answer for a while as if he was trying to decide if he should tell me. I found it hard to believe that after all we went through he still didn't know whether he could tell me things. "Something's been happening and I need you to observe the teachers," He told me.
"Why?" I asked.
"Can you just do me the favor?" He asked.
"Why? What's going on Zach?" I repeated.
"Please. If anything weird or suspicious happens tell me," He replied, clearly avoiding the question.
"Zach nothing weird is going on. Everything is normal," I informed him.
"Will you just be careful?" He asked.
"Zach all the teachers are normal," I stated.
"You sure?" He asked. Before I could say anything else he did what Zachary Goode does best, he disappeared without a trace.
I sighed and walked back to my room to find my roommates awake. "Where were you?" Bex asked.
"Nowhere" I answered.
"You're lying," Bex concluded.
"I couldn't sleep so I took a walk," I stated.
"That's it?" Macey asked.
"Yep, that's it," I responded as I walked to my bed and lay down. "Good night."
I woke up the next morning thinking about what Zach had said. It was a fleeting thought in the back of my mind, but as I got ready for class and headed out the door with Bex I couldn't help but consider the fact that maybe Zach was right… he usually was. "Cammie, are you ok?" she asked.
"I'm fine. Why wouldn't I be?" I replied.
Bex gave me a strange look. "Ok."
We continued to walk down the hall to breakfast till we reached our destination and sat at the table to eat our breakfast. I wasn't really hungry so I picked at my food. "Can I get your attention?" I heard someone ask.
I looked up to see my mom in the front of the room. "We have some big news. I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Dobrev. He will be your new P&E teacher." She introduced our new teacher.
A tall dark haired man wearing a navy blue pin stripe suit approached the front of the room. "I hope you will all treat Mr. Dobrev with respect," she added nicely.
After the announcement everyone went back to their food.
"So what do you think of our new teacher?" Bex asked.
"Honestly, he sort of creeps me out," I confessed.
Bex rolled her eyes at the comment and pulled me up and out of my seat. "We have to get to class."
After a few classes, Bex and I went to the P&E barn. We saw Mr. Dobrev seated on a chair reading a newspaper while a line of girls stood in front of him, waiting. We walked over to the girls and I asked, "What's going on?"
"He's been sitting there for 5 minutes so far," Tina answered.
"He's supposed to be teaching us," I replied.
"He will," Bex declared. Before I could even respond, Bex did something I would have never been able to do. She walked up to Mr. Dobrev and took away his newspaper. "Aren't you supposed to be teaching us?"
A smile appeared on his face. He stood up and walked to the line of girls. "Partner up," he instructed. The girls found partners right away. "Now, I want you to try to knock over your opponent."
"What's the point in this?" Tina asked.
Another smile appeared on his face. "I'd prefer it if you kept your questions to a minimum," he replied.
Bex and I exchanged looks before approaching him once again.
"Where did you use to work?" I asked.
"Somewhere." he answered.
"You didn't exactly answer the question," Bex told him.
"No more questions. Plus, it's not important," he snapped. He walked back to his chair and sat down.
"There's something weird about him," I declared.
"Yep," Bex agreed, "and I want to find out what it is."
After all my classes and dinner ended everyone went to bed. Once again I found myself lying in my bed unable to sleep. I got out of bed and left the room. As I walked down the halls I saw a shadow by the staircase and who was I to run into but the one and only Zachary Goode. "What are you doing here… again?" I asked.
"You should know the answer to that by now," he replied.
I crossed my arms over my chest and tried to block out the cold seeping into my body. "I thought you were just being paranoid about what you said earlier, but there is something weird about our new teacher."
He didn't say a thing as if he was lost in his thoughts. "You were right," I shrugged and waited for him to speak.
I expected him to flash his signature smirk, but instead he said the few words I thought I'd never hear Zachary Goode say. "No, I wasn't."