Jessie Chapter 8: 8.1 - The (wo)Man With The Plan
Chapter 8: Boy's First Day
8.1 – The (wo)Man With The Plan
The bells rang out over the misty early-October fields that Monday to the din of students rushing to their homeroom classes from the dorm buildings of Pierce Private Academy. The boys, in their slacks and blazers, rushed through stairwells hoping to make it just in time. Among their ranks was a young black-haired boy by the name of Eric Carter.
Eric had only one thing on his mind, though: the sinking worry that filled his heart when he saw Jessie's empty seat. After admitting his feelings to Jessie, she'd run off and no one had heard from her since. Not even Duncan, her roommate. She never went back that night. They assumed that Jessie would probably show up for class at least, so when he saw that empty chair by the window he knew the bad news he'd have to tell Duncan come lunchtime.
Jessie, on the other hand, was just a few miles away at a little family-owned grocery store. She'd just arrived and was tying her apr
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“Is the coast clear?” Jessie asked, carefully ducking her head out of the storage room and looking around. She didn't want to be caught dead by her classmates.
“Yeeees, you're fine. Jeez this is ridiculous, they should just make this school mixed already,” Ash cried.
Jessie looked both ways before stepping out of the storage room in her light brown skirt and matching blazer, carefully adjusting the white ribbon indicating her grade level. It wasn't everyday she got to wear the girls' uniform. With a nod to show she was ready, Jessie joined Ash in running over to the girls' locker room.
It was gym day once more and after arguing over the uniform situation one last time, Jessie caved to Ash's guilt trip and agreed to change into the girls' uniform just to change back out for gym. Ash had argued that it wasn't very nice to neglect their kindness and show up as in her boy uniform as usual, not after they'd gone
Arcana of Atlantis Sample SceneFurther down the tunnel she went, careful to look the walls over for any markings when she finally came across an eerily illuminated tunnel. The light seemed to be coming from the narrow pools of water lining each side of the tunnel, but was curious how it there could be natural light this far underground. She could only assume it was a reflection of light from the surface, somehow mirrored from its source above to the bottom of the waterway, illuminating the tunnel with beautiful patterns of gentle aqua ripples reflecting all along the walls and ceiling. Deep in the distance she could see a silhouette of an object set on a plinth in the center of the room. This had to be it; her whole reason for coming here.
“Liz... I think I found it...” Daisy muttered. She turned off her light to take in the scene while continuing down the tunnel slowly.
“Careful, Daisy. It's pretty but don't let your guard down. If this is what we think it is, it's sure to be protected somehow. Th
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Chapter 4 – Do You Believe In Magic
At long last, the fated day arrived. It was a Saturday like any other in October, but there was hardly anything ordinary about it. Today marked Pierce Private Academy's grand 'open-house' festival, an annual event meant to raise money for the school and attract new students, including many student-made craft projects, game booths, plays, and a small carnival to tie everything together. It was a day our hero wasn't particularly excited for when his dad called him down the stairs.
“Come on Jess, you don't want to be late,” the burly man called.
“Well it's not like I have to be there at a specific time or anything Dad, it's just to set things up.” Jessie joined his dad, unenthusiastically walking out the door to the car.
“But you're going to have fun with all of your new friends, right? What is it your class is doing again?”
''Friends' eh?' Jessie thought to himself. 'The only friends I have are that crazy over-
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A week had gone by and things began to mellow out a bit. Jessie had made a couple of friends in Ash and Eric, but neither were very close. The boys at the school were still more or less curious about him, but his class had come to accept Jessie and lost interest in questioning him. Of course, this was a good thing for Jessie. He was feeling calmer and more comfortable in class than he had at any school before, and for that he was grateful.
What he wasn't really looking forward to was that today was another gym day, but before that, he had to rush to make it to homeroom in time. Rounding a corner after a flight of stairs, Jessie slammed right into a tall boy's chest, knocking them both over.
“Hey, watch where you're going you little brat!” The older boy pushed Jessie off him and grabbed his papers that were strewn all over the floor.
“Sorry, it was an accident. Here, let me help...” Jessie began picking up some of the papers too, but the older boy snatched them o