The Academy

Kamber Marie Evans, Kam to her friends, is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a school for aspiring spies, even though the staff claim it is a school for geniuses, everyone knows the truth. If you have the security clearance that is. Kam speaks fourteen languages, not including dialects, she she is a black belt in 5 different kinds of karate and tae kwon do, and she's a first rate gymnast. She can run a marathon in less than 2 hours, and she is an expert at covert operations, a class at the Academy that teaches students how to sneak around like spies without being noticed. Kamber's life is almost perfect. Kam has always known she was adopted when she was younger, and she knows that her parents were still alive, and had OTHER kids. Other girls, and an older brother. All she knows is that they live in Britain, henceforth her British accent. She has toyed with ideas as to why her parents gave her up, but when her adoptive parents, the Evans, are killed in a car crash, her biological family appears out of nowhere, with promises to make her life better. But she doesn't realize that he Tomlinsons can help her. Kam is angry that her family would stay away from her life for 18 years, so she tries to run away all the time, she does drugs, drinks, anything she can to get her mind off of her impossible life. When "Mummy Tomlinson", as Kam refers to her, decides to send her away with her older brother Louis on tour with his world famous band, Kam uses her spy skills to prank the boys, thwart them in any way she can. At least, until they give her up to an orphanage again, or best yet, send her back to the Academy, to her friends: Samantha, Caroline, and Riley.
On the other hand, Louis Tomlinson had never known he had another sister. When he finally discovers her drug use, he is determined to help her in any way he can, except set her up with one of the other boys. But Kam doesn't want Louis' help, she doesn't want anyone's help, unless she knows them from the "Academy". Louis has no idea what the Academy is, other than that it is the rich boarding school Kam attended during years 7-12, but he is determined to find out, plus why does Kam appear to hate him?

Can years worth of lack of trust and knowing someone be made up for in just one world tour? Find out in: "The Academy"


1. The Funeral

Kamber's P.O.V

I skim my eyes over the ceiling of my bedroom, and imagine what it would be like if the world was turned upside down, like in the fourth Harry Potter book. The soft yellow glow from the lamp on my desk falls over the room, not unlike that of the Sun, only less harsh. I roll over in my bed, trying hard to stay awake. I always take forever to wake up. I always think about getting up, but I feel as though I never have the physical ability to do so until around five minutes later. I note that my best friends are still snoring quietly in their beds. I find myself falling back asleep when Mademoiselle Watkins, comes in and shakes me, giving me a soft, pitying smile. Mademoiselle Watkins teaches French at the Gallagher Academy.

At first I am confused by her kind gestures, usually, when she wakes the students, Mademoiselle Watkins shakes you hard, and sprays you with water until you are wide awake.

It takes a squeeze of my arm and a glance to my clock for me to realize why her wake up is as gentle as a summer breeze. It is nearly 6 in the morning, and on my nightstand, the picture of me with my adoptive parents sits. The funeral, the crash.

Hugo and Sarah Evans had been killed in a car crash driving back to downtown London, after dropping me off at the airport at the end of spring break. I had found out hours later, when I was greeted at the Academy by my solemn teachers and peers. Today, 2 weeks later, was the funeral.

Mademoiselle Watkins kisses my cheek, and walks over to wake my other friends.

An hour later, after silent showering and nearly silent blow dryers drying hair, the girls of the Gallagher Academy gather in the Grand Hall for the funeral, everyone of us excused from wearing our uniforms, instead, our finest black gowns.

During the service, my friend Riley hands me tissues, Samantha (Sam) rubs my bare arms to keep me warm, and Caroline squeezes my hand.

My mind feels as though it is a black void. What will happen to me now? I was adopted as a kid, I knew I had family, 2 parents, a brother, and some sisters, but they had given me up. I knew nothing about them, no way of contacting them. I had hacked into every federal agency in the U.S. And Britain trying to find a file with my name on it. But there was nothing.

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