My Ranking Points
“Roses have Thorns”
“Welcome to Good Deeds. I am Professor Dovey, as some of you may already know” The professor shot me a glance than smiled at the rest of the class. “For todays challenge, you will all be tested is situations in which you will have to judge what is the wrong and right thing to do in each. Then you will be ranked 1-20. one being the best twenty being the worst.”
One by one girls and boys were sent into simulations, some making fools of themselves and others gaining bragging rights, Cali, then Parle. Eventually my turn arose.
“Thalia of Woods Beyond. Your turn” Professor Dovey called and I stepped to the center of the crowd. The professor waved her wand and smoke curled around me, I was back home in my fathers shop.
But something was off, things were not where they normally were, it almost reminded me of before.
“no.” I breathed.
“Thalia!!!” Yelled a woman walking out with a basket of old clothes. “Sew these. NOW!” She shoved the basket into my arms and turned me around, to a old stool in the corner. ‘this is a test,’ I thought ‘she’s not back.’
I sat down and took a look at my Step-Mother. Grizelda. How her good hearted father could ever fall for a cold hearted woman like her, she would never understand.
My mother had died and my father was heartbroken, Grizelda took her chance. A year went by and she had become my Step-Mother, no matter how much I wished my father had never married her, the depressed look on my fathers face when she became ill, it broke my heart. He was still my father. But no matter how much I helped around the house and in the shop, she never got better, eventually she passed on and it went back to when it was just my father and I.
I began to sew, blocking out all those thoughts, after fixing a few articles, I recognized a dress that I pulled out. My mothers wedding dress. I felt a tear fell down my cheek as I repaired it. Now I knew it was an allusion, I never ever fixed her dress my father kept it in a box in his closet, he wanted to save it for my big day.
The scene evaporated around me and a golden one appeared over my head.
“That, my dear students, is the representation of a true good deed. Being able to complete it no matter how personal nor how mean the person giving the task.” The rest of the rankings appeared over the rest of the class and we were dismissed.
“Wow. Good job Thalia.” Cali praised as we walked on to surviving fairy tales.
“Yeah, you did great!” Said Parle
“You guys too.” I said in return. “We better hurry, we need to get all the way to the blue forest in five minutes.” We rushed on to our next class.
At surviving fairy tales, we were directed by Yuba the Gnome to meet with our forest groups. Today is just a day to meet our team mates, he wants us to work together as best we can for the rest of the years challenges.
Cali, Parle, and I walked along until we saw the sign that had ‘FOREST GROUP #2’ plastered to the front, sitting behind it were a mix of Evers and Nevers, also Boys and Girls.
Cali and Parle moved on to two girls named Anethema, who had dark hair pulled back into a dark bun, pale skin and blue eyes. And a girl named Indigo who had thick brown hair to her waist and greenish blue eyes and a cream like tan, But I was in turn left alone.
I scanned the crowed for somebody who was sitting alone.
And to my luck there was two never girls sitting together and another alone up against a tree. I walked over and kneeled next to her, flattening my dress down.
“Hi, I’m Thalia.” I said sticking my hand out. She looked up at me and I saw surprise in her sea blue eyes. She shook my hand.
“Mari, my name is Mari.”
Yay, I got chapter six done, sorry for the wait.
I am so sorry for the wait. But sad to say that may happen more often, I will still try and post as much as possible. As and apology, If you want tagged just ask. I’m making it simple.
Anethema was created by @hannahtheeel , and Indigo was created by @sing-girl-sing
And double thanks to everyone who has helped with my story so far. Especially those who have left nice motivational comments, those always make me happy.
Thanks for reading.
The plot thickens! Wow! This is so good. Thanks for using Anethema.
A beautiful Story, I’ve been reading through this now. I do like it very much. you do a create description of character.. just remember to be careful of your POV. I noticed you slipped into second person in an earlier part and third person in this!
Typo’s and short attention spans are always a killer . 😛
XD aha I know the feeling.