Midnight Dawson has always been different. Just what she doesn't know is how different she really is.


4. What just happened?

I take a deep breath and go in, the door clicking behind me. The teacher isn't here yet and all the kids are laughing and joking with one another, most of them sitting on the desks. I glance at Sally and she nods towards Blaire's group. I sigh and walk over. I hear them talking "Yeah,yeah I totally said that to him, I did!He was just like...." The sentence drifted off as I stopped just at a little opening in the gaggle of girls that surrounded Blaire. "Oh well, it's Miss Dawson! What can I do for her lady ship today?" I simply looked at her and handed her the envelope.
"It's from Julian."
"Julian huh?" She put her long, manicured nail under the flap and ripped it open.
"Yeah, he would have given it to you himself but he wanted me to seeing as I was in your first lesson."
"Suuurree that's totally why he gave it to you." Sarcasm. She scanned the letter with her eyes and passed it to the girl next to her who then passed it to the next, who passed it to the next, and the next until eventually it reached me. This is what it said:
Dear Blaire,
I can't help but notice that sparkle in your eye when I pass you and your beautiful hair that entrances me.
Believe me when I say that you are the prettiest and most intelligent girl Iv'e ever met.
I know many boys would have asked you this already, but l wanted to know if you would go to Thursday's dance with me?
yours sincerely, Julian.

My heart broke in two. Intelligent? Was he writing about the right person? Of course he was. Blaire must have seen my face because she gave a hoot of laughter.
"Oh no have I stolen your guy Dawson?" She reached out her hand and patted me on the back. "Awww, don't worry! There's plenty of people who are blind you know!" And she started laughing again and this time her bunch of minions joined in.
I felt myself flush with anger and scowl.
"Hey!" She said turning to her group "I just had the best idea! I'll pretend to go with him then TOTALLY stand him up!" She started laughing again. Then I snapped. My hand shot out and hit her on the face. Her face turned into an ugly, contorted sneer as she looked at me. She hopped off the desk. Before I had the time to realised what she was about to do, I was knocked backwards by a hard punch right into my gut. "Bring it on then Dawson." She said with clenched teeth "I'm gonna make you wish you were never born." I pushed myself up off the floor. I was really pissed off now. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, trying to calm myself down. Big mistake. Another punch hit me right on my cheek and I fell backwards again. I would definitely have a bruise. I looked up to see her gloating face looking down at me. I had never been so angry in my life. Suddenly the blue summer sky seemed to split open and turn grey, almost black. Lightning flashed down and thunder rumbled louder than I had ever heard before. Several people screamed and ran to the other side of the classroom and many people turned to look at me as I picked myself up, "IT WAS HER!" one of Blaire's group shouted "SHE DID IT I SAW HER!" Now everyone was looking at me. I felt my face blush and I wished a black hole would come and swallow me up. Then there were screams echoing all around the classroom "SHE WAS RIGHT THERE!" "SHE VANISHED!" "RIGHT INTO THIN AIR!" I looked down at my hands I could still see them, as I could the rest of my body. But as everyone was looking through me I started to think maybe they were right. But the main thought in my head was 'What the hell just happened?'

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