Chapter one: A New Flight Begins.
A soft buzzing noise woke me up, the sun shined in through my windows reflecting off my shire curtains. I looked at my red, shinny, alarm clock, it read 5:59 A.M., and I sighed as the last moment of freedom read it self to me, yes as you could guess today is my first day of my new High school. I heard my brother yelling up the stars of our two story house, it was just us, my brother recently turned 21 and took me and move away, our parents aren't the kindest of people. We use to live in a nice one story beach house, but it wasn't big enough and pulse our parents visited quiet often. So we moved, to Alberhit, New Sandra, ya it sounds weird, I know but it is a quiet town in the middle of nowhere. "Angel, wake up, I don't want to come up there!" he called from the kitchen; I
could already smell chocolate chip pancakes.
"Be down in minute Kevin." Oh Kevin, he is dating my three years older BFF, Ember, she is 19 already, yes that would leave me as the youngest, put me down as 16. I walked into my bathroom and looked at my long blonde hair, "Today is the morning I'm meant to cut my hair right?" than I heard him walking up the stairs and walked into my room, he knocked on the door, "Come in." he stepped into the bathroom and took the scissors.
"How short?" I wanted to look completely different; I looked back at him and gave him the photo. "Wow are you sure?" I nodded, "All your hair, how long it's gotten, will it really have to go?" I nodded again. It wouldn't be like bald but compared to how long it was (35") it would be really short, I would say the longest strand of hair would be to my chin. He started to snip away the strands of blonde hair, I sat in my stool, trying not to fidget. "Next week we are remodeling you room, right?"
"Ya, I'll try to stay away from REALLY girl things," he smiled, I could tell since I was looking to the mirror. "Hey, Kevin? Do you think I'll make friends, like Karen or Malinda? Or meet another guy like Luke?" His smile stunted and then shrank.
"Why would you ask anything like that Angel? Your funny, smart, crazy, goofy, and also pretty, and don't forget, my little sister." He dropped the scissors; head locked me, and began to nuggy me. "Hu? Come on smile." We began to laugh, like mother like daughter, but in this case like brother like sister.
"Come on finish my hair." He picked the scissors back up, and began to cut again, after a few minutes a quiet giggles from me and a few miner chuckles from Kevin, he finished, it was amazing. "Now out, I have to dye it now." He laughed as I gave him a slight push out of the bathroom, "Go finish the pancakes, or they'll burn!" he gasped and ran down stairs screaming.
"No my pressure pancakes, don't die on daddy!" I started to laugh as I quickly dyed my hair a strawberry red, it looked rather good on me unlike blonde. It was few minutes after I finished dyeing hair and getting dressed, that my brother called me down for the half burned pancake babies. "Sister I saved the babies, come down here there fully grown." He goes to college for cooking; I guess the best cooking school that gave him a scholarship was where we were going to move. He had the best cooking in the whole world.
"Give me a minute Kevin." I grabbed my book bag and colored purse, "Coming!" I ran down the steps almost tripping on half of them. I went down stairs and ate the not that good half burned pancakes and hurried to school, Kevin gave me a ride so I wasn't going to be late, 7:27 A.M...
Kevin drove me to school, we sat in the car in complete silence for a few minutes, and then he began to speak. "You nervous?" I swallowed and looked at him.
"Nervous? I'm a new kid joining in the middle of the year with one real friend, ya I'm nervous." He began to laugh, "Kevin, this is a new school, and without Luke, I might now make it, I know I have Ember but Mika is always by her side." I sighed, "Why couldn't the others come too?" Kevin looked at me.
"Chin up Angel, back strait and smile, got it?" I smiled and sat up, "Good, don't forget, this is an opportunity, not for failure but for success. You have this, like I said earlier, you a really cool person, so you got this.
Kevin dropped me off at the front of the huge school, so many new people stood at the doors, I recognized only two, one face I would never forget and the other, I wished I had already forgotten. Ember and Mika stood side by side chatting up a storm, Mika had noticed me first and brushed me away like a piece of paper on a windy day, then Ember notice me standing there and waved, my upset frown changed into an awkward smile. "Hey Angel! Come over here." I shook my head; I didn't want Mika to mess up my first day here, "Ok see you later I guess." I began walking up to the door, what was I going to do? I felt so small, probably because I'm short but still, all the sudden someone ran into me.
"Excuse me," he stopped and smiled, "I'm sorry," he opened his eyes, "Wow I haven't seen you around," he tried to act like the wow was from the newness of my kiddness but he honestly liked me, "I'm Nickolas, but my friends call me Nick." I looked at him, "So what's your name, new kid?"
"Oh Angel." He reached out and began to shake my hand, "I um got to go ok?" he nodded as he let go of my hand, I ran into a big crowd, bad idea. "Excuse me, pardon me." I was trying to get out when I started to hyperventilate from the little room, I am Closter phobic, I fell over almost fainting but I held myself up. I whispered "Help me." And began to cough "Someone please." I held up a hand hopping someone would pull me out of this mess. Then a hand grasped mine, the person wasn't familiar, not Nick or Ember, not even Mika.
"Come on." He pulled me out of the crowd and to a tree, "Are you ok?" I looked up at him nodding, he had his black hair covering his eyes so I didn't get a good look, "What's your name, I'll take you to the nurse or call 911." I shook my head.
"I'm Angel, sorry but I-I don't need the hospital or the nurse, I'm fine." I was still gasping for air, "Promise." I looked down "What's your-"I looked up and he was gone, I stood up and looked at the school, "Maybe I'll meet him again." I smiled still grasping my shirt from shock.
"Angel you ok?!" Ember ran over to me, "I saw you having a panic attack!" I looked at her and smiled, she sighed, "where would you be without me." She began digging through her purse and then handed me my inhaler. "Your brother is over protective, I swear next year your so going to die." I had forgotten this is her last year in high school, she was planning on going into fashion, I guess with her long blonde hair (48") she could make a fabu model.
"I'm fine I haven't needed my inhaler for over four years, chill." She still pushed it into my hands, "Ember I'm ok, relax. Chill out, I'm different from that weak little girl you knew last year."
"Chill out relax, do you hear yourself! You just had a panic attack! Angel you could be in critical condition and not even know it! Do you remember that time we went to the clover's game, and you got lost and had a huge panic attack, then you spent the night and later that night you completely froze, couldn't move at all?!? We took you to the hospital and they said you could of died?!?" I nodded I was pissed though, we promised never to bring up that day. Then the worst then happened, I froze, completely, "Angel lets go. Angel? Angel?!? Move Angel! Oh no, not again."
I blacked out, while standing up, odd, but when I woke up I was in the nurses' office. "Oh angel you awake, this is quite a day for you isn't it?" I sat up and looked around, "it's forth bell already, you blacked out and Mrs.Santclear brought you here, don't worry, so can you move properly?" I nodded as I got off the bed, and pulled my inhaler out of my pocket. "Oh is that your inhaler? Do you want me to hold onto it?"
"No I got it." I tossed in the general direction of the trash can, "I don't need it." I smiled as walked out of the room, I walked down the hall and ran into someone, "Watch it!" I pushed him away.
"You watch it!" he pushed me over nocking my meds out of my bag, he continued walking, I began gasping for air, then stopped, I needed to get a hold of myself. "Whoever you are, I don't care, so leave me alone." I got up and walked out of the school and desisted to chill in the courtyard till lunch half way through 5th bell. I walked up to the big tree that the other kid brought me to; I looked up at it and began to climb it. I reached a sturdy branch that wasn't too high; I climbed onto of it and sat there. I took a deep breath in and looked around, "Hey what are you doing up there?!" I looked down, it was that boy, with the black hair.
"Oh um I was just, ugh, trying to calm myself from earlier." He began to climb up the tree, with every branch he came closer my heart pounded faster and faster, till he reached the branch I was on. "Why are you here?" I pulled my hat down to cover my eyes.
"Odd?" I looked up at him raising the brim of my hat, "Your eyes are red." I gasped forgetting I had my contacts in, "How is that, that's not normal is it."
"What are you talking about their brown." I began to giggle as if he had made a joke, hopping he would believe me, but naturally I had green eyes, it is very weird why I want to look different, but here's the reason. When I was little and even now people made fun of me, they said it was weird to have really light green eyes and really long blonde hair; they would pull my hair and put stuff in it. I had thought what if they saw what I want to be like really short red hair and the strange red eyes, they might see not to make fun of someone, but now that this, cute kind guy noticed, my hopes fell.
"No there red, why is that?" I looked at him and smiled.
"It's a long story, so when I was little-" I began explaining why and he listened, to every word I said he seemed extremely interested in what I was saying. And when I was finished telling my extremely long tail he smiled, "Hey what's your name anyway, I mean you know mine, so, it's only far."