My Ranking Points
Dumbstruck with shock, I watched as a dark shadow whisked both Ave and I towards the woods. As I felt my body leave the ground, I spun for Ave and caught her gaze. I looked out in between the trees to see the branches getting denser and sharper, as if it was covered in thorns.
The shadow released me and I choked on my scream as I free fell towards the ground, waiting to feel the burning impact, but it never came.
I landed with a soft thump in the clutch of something bony. I gasped as Ave landed besides me.
“We’re on a stymph!” I exclaimed, catching my breathe.
The stymph took off and headed up above the trees.
I looked down at the world below me. There were sprawling cities with pristine castles, rivers of blood, and what seemed to be some sort of giant graveyard.
“Woah.” came Ave’s voice, snapping me out of my trance.
I looked ahead.
“It’s beautiful.” I said, tears welling.
Ahead, there were two castles. One tall and made of glass with blue and pink towers overlooking a crystal blue lake. The other was looming with jagged spires, cutting at the sky, surrounded by a black moat filled with sludge.
The School For Good And Evil.
The stymph flew over the Good castle, loosening me from it’s grip.
“Ave…” I said.
She looked at me, face masked with fear.
“We’ll find a way.” I continued with a small smile as I gripped her wrist.
The stymph dropped me and I fell into pink mist.
I held back a scream as the stymph dropped me off on a dark platform.
Around me, other students were being dropped off.
A girl with sleek black hair, a pale complexion, and gangly limbs landed next to me.
“Hello.” I peeped.
Her face settled into a mischievous smile.
“I’m Coraline.” she said.
“Ave.” I responded.
“Are you a reader?”
Her smile widened as she sneered, “Well, Miss Ave. You’ll find that things are quite different here compared to where you’re from.”
Without another word, she turned on her heel and followed the line of students disappearing inside.
I gaped at the line of receding students. Some were thin, others fat, one was bald, and one girl had bulging eyes that swallowed her face. Looks can be deceiving.
Well at least that’s what my mother said.
The thought of my mother and my home made me sigh. The thought that i would surely never see them again, weighing heavily on my shoulders.
Slowly I followed the line of students and stepped into my new home.
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