Virtual Reality

Hey. I'm Tabby. I'm 16. I guess you could call me the average teenager. Gossiper, loves guys, and addicted to the internet. Too addicted. Tabby spends her life on the computer, and she knows it. So when she comes across a new virtual world "Palm City", she doesn't hesitate to join. But this world seems more real than ever, and teens all over the world are going missing a couple days after the website is created. Is there something more to Palm City than just a website? Is virtuality becoming reality?

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5. Kevin Sauder

Chapter 5- Leah

I thrust my rucksack over one shoulder, my sleek dark hair sprawled across the strap. I manage to see the top of Leah's head through the flood of pupils. I push my way towards her, and notice she's made an effort today, with her boring eyes lit up with flicks of gold and blue eyeliner, and long delicate mascara. Her lips have a stroke of nude lipstick, and her natural skin is choked in foundation. She senses my surprise. "You've not seen the new boy?" By the sound of her tone, she makes me feel pretty stupid for not "seeing the new boy".  I raise an eyebrow and shake my head. Her jaw drops down to her shoulders. "You, my friend, have not lived." I laugh. That's what everyone says. I've not lived because I spend my days hunched over my glittering turqoise laptop. I spent practically my lifesavings on that thing. It's my baby. "Is he hot?" I ask. She looks like she's had a boat load of sugar. "Imagine hot, fit, handsome, and gorgeous mixed into one guy." I imagine that, then someone springs to my mind. It's Jonah. I quickly shove him out my mind, seeing as I'll never meet him again. Ever. "Sounds...fantastic," I reply. "So," I start. "Palm City." Her eyes spark.                                                                                                                                                      "I knew you'd love it. It's just brill, right?!" Her eyes are almost as gold as her eyeliner.                               "Totally," I agree. "Hey, tonight, we meet up at Cafe Coco?" That's one of my favourite spots.                    "Sounds great."

Well, Leah was deffinitely right about the new boy. He's australian, with such a gorgeous accent. His hair is beachy blonde, with that unbrushed look, and his eyes are such crystal blue, like mine, and he has such a perfect golden tan. From his facebook page, I've found out he surfs, and his parents own a Marine Center. He's called Kevin Sauder. Tabby Sauder....what?! Obsessed? Me?! No!!! Well, when you're in science with Mr Nalscan, there isn't anything better to do. I log out of faceboook, then shove my phone in my pocket.                                                                                                                                              "Okay," Mr Nalscan says in his droning boring voice. "Time to get you into partners." Leah keeps eyeing up Kev, trying to catch his eye. Not being mean or anything, but I'm not sure if he'd want to go out with a girl with a nose bigger than her face. He pairs everyone up, and I'm left, as usual on my own. Then Kev's hand slowy raises into the air and Mr Nalscan gives him permission to speak. The world goes silent.                                                                                                                                                       "I don't have a partner," he says. I hear the whisper of girls wave through the room.               

"Um, neither do I!" I say. Mr Nalscan tells us to go together, and I feel butterflies swim through my tummy. "Hey," Kev says casually, and our identical eyes meet.  His shirts unbuttoned to a point where I can just make out his gorgeous muscles. This is going to be one interesting lesson.

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