Mystique Academy

Meet Sally Stone.She's 14 and attends Mystique Academy a.k.a. St Annalice's Academy for the Gifted.Most people think it's a snooty, snotty boarding school for the extremely rich and well-off.But Sally Stone isn't.Her parents are working class.They both have full-time jobs and are barely home.Her siblings don't mind as they can look after themselves.However, Sally is different from her brothers and sister.She has the amazing gift to move things with her mind and the ability to see into other's minds.That is why she attends Mystique Academy.So she can learn how to control her powers.You see, Mystique Academy is full of children like Sally.They all have powers; Strange, Cool and sometimes Scary.The teachers at the Academy all teach the children how to control the powers and how they can help better the world and how they can help others with their powers.But what happens when the school is threatened with closing?Can Sally and her friends save the school without exposing their powers?

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5. Chapter 5

"Well, Come on then!" Charlie says happily, striding into the dark tunnel.

I give Jade a slightly worried glance before following her down the tunnel, behind Oliver. 

As I enter the tunnel, the bookcase slides back, submerging us in complete darkness and trapping us inside. I swallow hard before reaching out my right hand, looking for something that can guide me. My fingers wrap around someone's wrist and I hear whoever is is gasp. 

"Sal?" Oliver whispers.

"Yeah?" I reply, walking along the tunnel, blindly.

"Why you holding onto me?" Even in the pitch black, I can see his face. Confusion swimming in his eyes.

"Cause I've fancied you forever and this is the only way to get close to you." I say, sarcasm clear in my voice. A silence follows from Oliver. I shake my head, even though he can't see me. "I'm joking Olly! If you didn't notice, it's pitch black in here and I don't feel like falling and breaking my neck today plus I have no clue where we are, you, I'm guessing, do. So lead on." I explain to my simple-minded friend.

"Uh, okay?" His pace quickens and as I'm gripping his wrist, so does mine. My feet trip and stumble, causing me to nearly fall flat on my face several times before I actually voice my request.

"Could you slow down?" I ask.

"We have to catch up to the others." He replies bluntly.

"Yeah, I get that Olly. But I'm tripping over my own feet right now." 

Oliver sighs and I feel him stop. He shakes my hand from his wrist and I suddenly feel lost and alone. Then I hear movement from in front of me.

"Get on my back." He tells me.

"What?"

"Well, since you can't keep up with the pace or you've been drinking way too early in the morning, I'll carry you." He explains, quickly. I can tell he's getting impatient so I take a blind step forward and reach out both my hands. Soon I feel the fabric of Oliver's t-shirt under my hands so I wrap my arms around Oliver's shoulder and hop up. His hands wrap under my knees and he stands up. 

"Comfy?" He asks, turning his head to the left slightly.

"As comfy as I can be when I'm stuck on your back." I mutter. Oliver shakes his head and speeds forward through the darkness. The dark abyss doesn't seem to phase him in the slightest. He doesn't seem to tense or quiver or slow down. He just walks on as if the tunnel is bathed in light. 

I keep my gaze forward, above Oliver's head. After about 10 minutes of darkness, a small hole of bright light appears in front of us.

"Have we died, Olly?" I mumble into his ear. Oliver chuckles and shakes his head.

"Nope. Not this time." He replies, picking up the pace a bit more so that he's almost running while I helplessly bounce on his back.

As we get closer, the hole of light gets bigger and bigger and I see that it's in the shape of an arch-doorway. Oliver pulls his hands away from my legs and I slide off his back. My legs feel weak under the sudden pressure placed upon them. I shake my legs out and feel the blood slowly retreat into my legs.

"Come on, Sally." Oliver says. I turn and he's standing by the arch. I nod and jog over.

"Sorry. But my leg's need blood in them to work." 

Oliver takes my hand and walks me through the arch. I look around, my eyes slowly adjusting to the sudden appearance of light. As the shadows of furniture clear, a gasp leaves my mouth.

We're standing in a large room. The walls look like dried soil complete with twiggy, wiry roots sprouting from the walls and ceilings. The floor is covered in a large crimson rug, decorated with gold, silver and purple flowers. Velvet sofas encircle a glass coffee table. In the corner of the room, I see more arch-doorways like the one Oliver and myself just came through. Old tapestries hang from the walls, displaying stories of old, tales Mystique Kids have been told for centuries. 

"Wow." Is all that escapes my mouth. 

"I know right?" Oliver says, passing by me and settling on the nearest velvet sofa. "Me and Charlie had a quick peek in here earlier before we came to get you." 

"Sally!" Jade squeals so loud that dogs would be going crazy all round the world. Soon Jade appears from one of the arch doors in the corner. "Can you believe this place?!" She dashes forward and unintentionally tackles me to the ground. 

"Jade! Get off!" I yell from under her armpit. Jade then promptly hops up and extends her hand. I take it in my own and as I get up, I push her down. 

"Hey!" She exclaims as I dust down my clothes. I smirk at her and shrug before hopping over the back of a sofa and settling down on the velvet cushions. Jade soon joins me, hopping over the back of my sofa and sitting on my legs, causing me pain.

"Jade!" I exclaim to her. She simply smiles at me, knowing that I'm in pain. I laugh through the pain and push her off. She lands on her knees and glares up at me. I fake-glare back at her and pull my legs under me so she can sit without inflicting pain. She does so and soon Charlie emerges from another arch.

"Charlie! You took your time." I shout over. "What were you doing in there?" I raise an eyebrow at him and he mutters something. I shrug it off and turn to look in the centre of the sofas. "So, what're we doing now?"

"I kinda want to hang out here. I mean, there's a huge TV in one of the backrooms. We could have a movie marathon!" Jade smiles happily.

"I'm up for that, as long as there's a scary film!" Oliver adds, straightening up.

"Charlie?" Jade inquires.

"Sure."

"Sally?" Jade turns to me.

I shrug my shoulders. "Alright, but I wanna look around here first." Jade nods and jumps up from the sofa. 

"Come on!" She says to the boys. They both follow her into the room she appeared from earlier, leaving me totally alone. I sigh for a minute and look around before pushing myself up and wandering into the different rooms.

It actually surprises me at the different rooms. There's one room full of bunk-beds, one full of arcade machines, one that looks just like a kitchen but with more vending machines, one that looks like a mini version of the sport mansion behind the school and one filled with a mattress floor, beanbags, soft toys, pillows and anything else considered soft, fluffy and cuddly. I lay down on the springy floor and exhale happily. The mattress is extremely comfy, so comfy that I fall asleep.

 

~Author's Note~

Okay, hey guys. I kinda promised myself I wouldn't do author's notes. But I had to say this.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

to all who celebrate it. 

Hope you got what you asked for from Santa.

Sorry if this is boring, it should hopefully be better when school starts.

(In the book, not real life. I tend to have my Writer's Block while at school)

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