Note: I made up Ingrid, Vivian, and Yolanda...


I Always Knew


BEEP!

Iris groaned, rolling over on to her stomach, trying to block out the horrible noise coming from the top of her desk in her new room.

BEEP! BEEP!

Iris let out another annoyed groan, tiredly pulling a pillow over her head and sighing deeply, trying to get back to sleep.

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

Iris sat up suddenly in her bed, shouting in rage and slamming her hand down on to the Vanillite clock on the desk beside her bed. She suddenly realized why it went off.

"It's time to get ready for school!" She exclaimed suddenly, feeling excitement, nervousness, and eagerness rush through her body. Iris scrambled out of her bed, almost falling on her face.

"Axew…?" Axew tiredly poked his head out from underneath the blankets that were on Iris' bed. He slowly turned his head towards the glass door of the balcony, seeing that it was still dark outside. He was perplexed.

"Today's my first day of school here in Nuvema Town, Axew! I have to hurry and get ready!" Iris replied to her Pokémon in a rushed tone of voice, going through her drawers hurriedly and throwing out some clothes and whatnot.

"Axew!" Axew finally remembered, smiling. Then he curled back up on the bed and fell back to sleep.

Iris quickly rushed into her bathroom, taking a quick shower and then getting dressed into a cream colored sweater, brown shorts, and purple sneakers. She put her hair in the same style. After that, she grabbed a backpack and left the room, shutting the door behind her. She went downstairs and hurried on into the dining room, seeing a plate with a foil over it on the table along with a small bag of potato chips and a wrapped up cucumber sandwich. There was also a note there.

Iris went on over to the table and sat down at it, picking up the note and reading it quickly.

Dear Iris,

Your father and I have gone to work already. I left you some pancakes on the table. It's the plate with the foil over it. It might be cold now, but I'm sure you don't mind. If you do, all you have to do is heat it up in the microwave in the kitchen. I also prepared your lunch for the day. It's the bag of chips and the wrapped up sandwich.

We hope you have a wonderful time at school!

Mom

Iris sat the note down and smiled happily and removed the foil from the plate, immediately digging into the pancakes, not caring if it was a little cold. When she finished eating her pancakes, she grabbed the bag of chips and the wrapped up sandwich and stuffed it into her backpack.

After that she quickly left the dining room, heading towards the front door of the huge house and hollering to Axew that she was leaving for school now.

Iris exited her home and shut the door behind her, lifting her wrist to check the time on her wristwatch. It read 4:34AM. Iris' eyes widened as she strolled down the sidewalk towards her new school.

"Man, I woke up too early!" She complained, letting her hand drop to her side. "No wonder it's still dark out!"

It became five in the morning when she reached her school. There was nobody there yet, so she had to wait outside. She took out her phone from her backpack, which is an iPhone5 and began messing around with it, texting some of her old friends back in the Village of Dragons. They didn't respond right away, because they were probably still asleep or getting ready for school.

Iris shrugged and waited a little longer. When the time struck six, there was suddenly a bright flash from nearby. Iris groaned in frustration, already knowing where that flash came from. The purple haired girl turned her head a little to see the blond boy, Trip, standing there while holding his teal colored, digital camera.

Iris marched right over to him as kids started coming and entering the school building.

"Why'd you take my picture just now?!" Iris demanded to know, crossing her arms and glaring at him.

Trip lowered his camera and gave her a small smile. "When'd you get here?" He ignored her question.

Iris was caught off guard by the question, but then shrugged. "I don't know…around five or something." She replied.

"School starts at seven…"

"I know." Iris answered with a huff.

She suddenly began to notice that girls were staring at her as they entered the school, whispering amongst themselves and sometimes snickering. Some even gave her cold looks for reasons that were unknown to her.

Iris shrugged it off and started making her way into the school with Trip right behind her. She sarcastically began to wonder if he planned on taking pictures during his classes. She got a mental image of Trip snapping shots of the teachers and students and that made her snicker.

Trip, who was now beside her, heard her snicker. He raised an eyebrow in perplexity before shrugging and looking away from her.

"So…" Iris spoke up suddenly, ignoring all the stares she was getting from dozens of people. "Your name is Trip, right?"

Trip nodded slowly as they wended, wondering how she got his name. He didn't remember telling her.

Iris gave him a small smile. "That's a unique name. I like it," She comments. "My name is Iris! I should've told you that when we first met. Sorry about that." She tells him.

Trip only shrugged, looking like he didn't care. "It's alright…"

Iris suddenly started looking around, stopping in her tracks. "Huh. Where's my locker?" She muttered to herself.

"Did you pick one yet?" Trip suddenly asked, stopping beside her.

"Um…no?" Iris responded, looking confused.

The blond boy turned towards the light blue lockers beside them, tapping one of them with his index finger. "Try this one. You'll need a lock though, to keep it locked."

Iris looked shocked. "Huh? B-But I don't have one!" She answered with wide eyes.

"Then it looks like you'll just have to keep it unlocked." Trip tells her without looking at her, moving aside to open the locker beside hers. He grabbed a lock and put in the combination. Then he opened the locker, removing his backpack and placing it into it.

Iris sighed heavily and opened her new locker, stuffing her backpack into it with a shake of her head. Then she slammed it shut, causing even more people to gaze at her, whispering and gossiping behind her back.

Iris didn't like it one bit. She turned to ask Trip a question, but, to her surprise, he wasn't there anymore. He was gone.

"IRIS!"

Iris jumped in fright at the loud scream. She whipped around and saw Dawn jogging towards her, waving happily at her. Rosa and Hilda were with her along with three other girls that she did not recognize.

They all stopped beside her and even more people began whispering about them, watching them in shock and surprise.

"Hi, Dawn, Hilda, Rosa, and three new people that I haven't met before!" Iris greeted them cheerfully.

Dawn giggled and gestured towards the three new girls. "This is May Maple!" Dawn points to a brunette, who was dressed in a pair of jean shorts, red t-shirt, red sneakers, and a red bandana.

"Hi! Dawn has told me lots about you!" May greeted Iris, holding out a hand for a handshake.

"Nice to meet you, May. I'm Iris." Iris shook May's hand.

"I know!" May laughed a little, taking a step back and releasing Iris' hand with a smile.

"Hey there! I'm Misty Waterflower." Misty, a redhead, introduced herself while holding some books in her arms. She gave Iris a friendly smile.

"Good to meet you, Misty." Iris smiled at her.

"Likewise." Misty grinned.

"And last, but not least, I'm Leaf Greene!" Leaf, a light brown haired girl, held out her hand to Iris.

Iris shook her hand firmly. "Hi, Leaf!"

"We're all very close friends!" Dawn informs Iris cheerfully. "We're hoping you'll become close friends with us as well, Iris."

"Maybe." Iris says quietly.

"Anyway, how do you like the school so far?" Hilda questioned Iris curiously, twirling some of her dark brown hair with her finger.

"It's okay, I guess," Iris replied honestly. "But the people here…they keep staring at me and I don't know why."

"You didn't happen to run into Trip, did you?" Rosa asked her suddenly. "Trip always comes to school early."

Iris nodded. "Yeah, I did, but I don't see what that has to do with people staring at me."

May sighed. "Iris, Trip is a very popular guy here in this school along with six others. The girls simply adore them!" May explained with a roll of her eyes.

"Plus, they get crazy and mean when a girl, other than them, is talking to the guys." Leaf added in, huffing.

"I…didn't know Trip was popular here," Iris mumbled with a frown on her face. "But that doesn't give them any right to be talking about me and giving me nasty looks! I was only talking to him!"

"That's exactly the problem, new girl!"

The seven girls turned around to see a girl with red hair and blue eyes standing in front of them along with six others. This girl is dressed in some green shorts, a sleeveless, green button up shirt, dark yellow gloves, jungle green colored sneakers, and a dark orange hat.

"Uh…are you talking to me?" Iris questioned, pointing a finger at herself, looking a bit confused.

The red haired girl growled and narrowed her eyes. "Of course I'm talking to you! You're the only new girl here!" She retorted.

"Oh…" Iris frowned.

"Georgia Langley, what are you and your gal pals doing here?" Misty questioned the red haired girl, looking a little annoyed. "Aren't you supposed to be going to your first class or something?"

Suddenly, a girl with green hair and dark gold eyes stepped up to look at Misty with her arms crossed, much like how Georgia had hers. This tomboyish looking girl is dressed in a long sleeve, forest green colored shirt, dark blue jeans, and green sneakers.

"She wasn't talking to you, Misty! I don't think you have the right to talk right now anyway." The girl, Angie, spoke.

Misty looked incredibly angry now. "Shut it, Angie!"

"Enough!" May suddenly exclaimed, looking fed up. "What do you all want? We were just here minding our own business and you all just showed up out of nowhere!"

"We aren't here to talk to you, May." One of the other girls, Brianna, spoke up, giving May a nasty look.

May returned her look with one of her own.

Iris was so confused about what was going on.

"Hush!" Georgia suddenly shouts, looking at her gal pals. They all closed their mouths, obeying their leader. Georgia then turned her gaze on Iris, putting her hands on her hips. "I came here to talk to you, new girl!"

"Why?" Iris wanted to know.

"I saw you talking to Trip!" Georgia accused, pointing a finger at Iris' face. "Listen here, new girl, I'm the only one who should be talking to Trip! He's mine and not yours! So, if you want to have a nice time here at this school, I suggest you stay away from him!"

Iris was completely shocked and this girl was seriously making her angry. "What?" She snapped. "I can talk to anyone I want! It's not like I want to get with Trip or anything! I just met him a few days ago! Geez!"

"Yeah, just go away, Georgia," Dawn piped up in annoyance. "Trip doesn't belong to anyone anyway."

"She wasn't talking to you, Dawn, so be quiet!" Ursula, a girl with peach colored hair and red eyes talked suddenly, putting her hands on her hips and giving Dawn an unhappy look.

Dawn growled at her, but refused to say anything.

Ursula smirked in victory at this.

"If you know what's good for you, you'd stay away from Trip," Georgia warned Iris one last time before turning away, snapping her fingers. "Let's go, girls. It's time to start school!"

Iris watched them go with fury burning in her eyes. She just knew that this Georgia character and her girl friends were going to be trouble for her. Her other school was nothing like this. Everybody there liked her and wanted to be her friend, but here it was the opposite.

"Don't worry about them, Iris," Leaf finally spoke after a long moment. "They're annoying, but all you have to do is pretend that they aren't there. We've been doing it for a while now."

"Who do they think they are?" Iris questioned, balling her hands into fists, still looking ticked off.

"They think they're the queens of this school," Hilda responded quietly, looking a bit worried. "They think they belong with the 'kings' of this school, which are Ash Ketchum, Gary Oak, Drew Hayden, Trip Shooty, Hilbert White, Nate Black, and Paul Shinji."

"Huh…are you guys friends with them?" Iris asked.

"Sure." Rosa shrugged.

"Georgia Langley, Ursula Urara, Angie Martin, Brianna Krempa, Ingrid Summers, Vivian Jameson, and Yolanda Crier…that's their names." Misty muttered, her eyes narrowed into slits.

"Well, I already don't like them." Iris sighed.

"Well, don't dislike the school. This school is pretty nice, excluding the fangirls and whatnot. Come on. Let's go to our first classes." Dawn suggests with a happy smile.

"Which class do you have first, Iris?" May questions her new friend.

"Oh? Uh…I think I have History first." Iris responded with a shrug, smiling just a little.

"I have that first too!" May smiled.

"So do I!" Leaf piped up.

"Aw…that's not fair. I have Chemistry first…" Dawn mumbled with a roll of her eyes. "I hate Chemistry."

"I always knew." Rosa muttered.

"Of course you did." Dawn laughed a little.

"Well, I have Literature first." Misty talked suddenly, looking like she didn't mind at all.

"I have Literature too!" Rosa grinned.

"Huh? I have Algebra…" Hilda sighed heavily. "Looks like none of you are going to be in my first class."

"Don't worry; I'm sure Hilbert will be in there." Dawn snickered, looking highly amused.

Hilda's cheeks are now dusted a bright red. "That makes no difference…" She mumbled quietly.

All the girls laughed except for Iris.

Iris only smiled. Maybe she could be friends with all of them? What was next for her in this school? Will she run into Trip again?