My Ranking Points
Sorry I haven’t written in awhile. Here’s chapter 4 😀
Reba could hardly process what was happening. As the bone-bird swooped towards the gleaming castle, she was vaguely aware that this was The School for Good. She was going to be trained to be a princess. It occurred to her that despite a lifetime of wanting to go to The School for Good and Evil, she didn’t like how the girls weren’t trained to fight or rule a kingdom.
“Stop!” She shouted. “I’m not the princess you want!” She couldn’t believe that out of all the girls in the village that could have been picked to be a princess, she was chosen. There were so many other girls that could have been chosen. Stop. She told herself. You’ve been waiting to go here your entire life. You know very well the only reason you don’t want to go is because Elanna’s not here. And because you’re antisocial. A small, rude part of her said. Shut up, she thought. I have Elanna. Yeah, well, Elanna’s not here, is she? The tiny voice said. Just then, the bone-bird dropped her.
“Aahhhhhh!!!” Reba shrieked as she fell. She must have blacked out, whether from fear or something else, she couldn’t tell. But when she regained consciousness, she saw colorful things gesturing at her and babbling rapidly. Wait, no, those things were fairies.
“Fainting before school has even started!” Exclaimed one fairy in a breathy voice. “We might have our star student right here!”
“I didn’t faint.” muttered Reba. “I just passed out from… sudden change in altitude.”
“My dear, if that was the case, everyone who came here would have fainted.” Tinkled another fairy. Reba’s head swam with confusion.
“You mean I’m the only one who passed out?”
“Fainted, dear.” A fairy replied. “It sounds so undignified when you say ‘passed out’
“Yeah, well, I don’t care what it sounds like!” Reba fired back. Reba noticed a girl staring at her as if she were crazy. The fairies must have noticed her too.
“Oh, got to fly!” Cried one fairy hurriedly as they zipped off. Reba tentatively waved at the girl, embarrassed that she had overheard. The girl walked over, still looking at her strangely.
“Hi.” Reba managed. The girl don’t bother say hello back.
“Were you talking to those fairies?” She asked.
“Umm.. yeah. I’m sorry you had to listen to that, but..” The girl was looking at her more strangely than ever. “What?” Reba asked, starting to get annoyed
“You can talk to fairies?” The girl asked
“Uhh, yeah.” Reba said. “I’m guessing by the way you said that, most people can’t?”
“Nope.” The girl replied. Reba sighed. “It’s ok.” The girl said, offering Reba hand up. “I’m Sadie.”
“I’m Reba.” Reba replied, now on her feet.
“Interesting name.” Sadie commented as they walked through along the path towards the castle. Reba shrugged.
“Thanks, I guess. I didn’t have much of a say in it.” Sadie laughed, a sweet, clear laugh that Reba always imagined princesses having.
“I like you. I hope we’re in a dorm together.” She said.
“I hope so, too.” Reba said, slightly surprised to find that she actually meant it. Was she betraying Elanna if she’d already found a new friend? Before she could figure it out, Sadie tugged on her arm, making her look up. A seven foot tall nymph was right in front of her! Shocked, Reba gaped at the nymph until Sadie nudged her again, reminding her not to stare. The nymph turned and led Sadie and Reba to a group of girls waiting at the base of the castle. Sadie and Reba were the last to come. As soon as they joined the group, dozens of fairies descended over the group of girls. They all held bags full of books, papers and clothing that could only be the uniforms. Each fairy found one girl and gave them the bag. Reba took her bag from the fairy and pulled out her schedule. She scanned it, looking at her classes. Sadie had pulled out her schedule to. She glanced over her shoulder.
“What dorm room are you in?” She asked. Reba examined her schedule
“Charity, room 28.” She replied.
“Oh, same!” Sadie exclaimed happily. “I wonder who else is in our room?”
“Let’s go find out.” Reba said as she and Sadie walked side by side to find their dorm room. You know, this might not be so bad. Reba thought. Maybe she could actually enjoy learning to be a princess. Or, at least, being at the school for Good.