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12th Nov 2011 at 3:01 AM
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Round 3 - What have we done?
Previously we witnessed Emma's rocky relationship with her mother and new stepfather and followed her emotional roller coaster as she got a new sister and was sent to a private school owned by a man named Jude Campbell. As horrible as it sounded in the beginning, Emma soon adapted and now awaits to see how her new life will develop.
The next morning when I woke up, the first thing we had after breakfast was Ms. Keira's class. She was a strict old woman, always in her little red outfit, being a constant reminder of the devil she was. No one liked her, no one thought she was a god teacher and Jane told me that her lessons were the most horrid and boring thing that could happen to you. She was right. She spent the good portion of her time yelling at this guy for not bringing pencils to her class.
During her little rant I got a better opportunity to meet Jane's twin brother, Mark. He was adorable (although I would never say that to him or Jane) but he didn't have his sister's
adventurous spark. Jane defended him on that matter saying that he tries to be like her but usually just tags along while she does most of the silly things. I was still expecting the wonders she promised me in this tedious class just a night before. Nothing exciting happened, I thought she was going to at least try and pull a prank on the teacher, Jane seemed like the type to prank people in authority.
But the only thing that happened was a pop-quiz after Ms. Keira got too tired of yelling at the poor fellow in the front part of the class. I didn't know anything and saw no use of taking tests in the beginning of the school year but Jane later tried to explain that they help our teacher see how much has evaporated from our heads during summer. I had to agree with my mother on the fact that this school will give me a better education because I am pretty convinced that I failed that test. I felt a little easier when I heard Jane muttering some curse words as if her test could hear her. Fortunately, Ms. Keira couldn't or she would be in trouble. I got a note just minutes before the end of the class to meet up with Jane during recess.
When the bell ended our sufferings, I went outside and found a free bench with Jane and Mark. They were strikingly alike, down to their unusual blue eyes. Jane was quite angry.
"Giving us that test, we didn't even do anything, that old hag!" she yelled and flailed her arms, "She could have at least said something, but she prefers setting traps for us," she went on for a while until she cooled down a little.
"So, what do you guys do around here in your free time?" I asked her to change the subject.
"Free time?", Jane asked and giggled. "We're almost constantly bored, that's what it is, it's like
time doesn't seem to pass here: it just is.
Maybe it's to encourage us to study more," she shrugged. "Well, if you want to have some fun you can go and have a little adventure with us these days." she smiled at me devilishly.
"Adventure?" I already feared where this was going.
A week or two went by and we still didn't have our "adventure" but Jane swore that it would happen soon. I started to believe that she was only trying to get me excited about the school when one day during lunch she exclaimed: "It's going to happen tonight!"
She wouldn't say anything more but I felt like (and feel that Mark felt the same) I was obligated to show up and have this adventure with her, she just managed to draw you into stuff without giving you the option to think it through. One thing led to another and we were standing in front of the doors to Ms. Keira's private room just about to break in and snoop around. Adrenalin started pumping and fear crept in but I couldn't just turn around and leave.
We entered her small dusty old room and saw her desk cluttered with books and papers. One of those books had a regular blank cover and got me interested. Maybe that was where she wrote down her secret opinions about her students or something secretive like that. I was right. It really was secretive. I stumbled upon her diary. I started reading it, mostly out loud for Jane and Mark to be amused as well and completely forgot about my fear of getting caught. In one depressing entry, it said, and I think I'll never forget it:
"I wished to be loved by another, but I desire no man's pity."
Seeing how it came from a person who is considered to be an old maid I started to feel sorry for her and dropped her diary back on the table.
But we weren't lucky after all. Ms. Keira was obviously done with dinner and decided to go to her room right after only to open her door and find three children going through her things. She was shocked and appalled, started yelling at us immediately and sent us to the principal. He said that he was much smarter in the morning and that he hoped we would be as well and sent us to bed with a promise that we will see him tomorrow and that we were in serious trouble. Jane thought that we got away with it but I decided not to jump to conclusions because I realized that our "adventure" was really something forbidden for good reasons. I just wished she wouldn't accuse us of stealing anything.
We saw Mr. Campbell one by one. When it was my turn he just crossed his arms and sternly explained that what we've done could be considered a crime and that he had given a lot of thought to expelling us but decided against it. He wondered if he should take us out of Ms. Keira's class and figured it would be best if we weren't there for a while but not forever because we need to work this out with her since she is, after all, an educational worker. He also informed me that my mother will be arriving soon and that she will be the one to make the final decision about my future stay in this school.
He sat on my bed and told me that he will wait here with me and that Jane and Mark's parents are coming tomorrow because they live further away. I was on the verge of tears. What will my mother think of me now, that I'm just a delinquent. Will it be solid proof that I'm not needed? Will she send me even further away from home?
The moment she went through the door to our bedroom in that awful old secretary dress felt like all of my fears came true. The furious expression on her face said it all. It was like she started yelling at me from the doorway but suppressed herself because of the principal's presence. For the first time ever I wanted him to stay because I feared my mother's reaction. What if she disowns me? What if she kicks me out? What if?
Current Events: Twins, Adventure
Previous Events: Wedding, New Addition to Family, Dog days, Betrayal
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