Thalia is a fourteen year old tomboy who is - to her dismay, moving after just making new friends. Now, she starts anew as a freshmen in a totally different world. She faces the normal drama of a high school teen but along the way stumbles into something she never thought would happen to her and goes through a life changing experience.


1. Chapter 1 Moving

It was 2:48 A.M. And I still can't sleep.

The cool Summer night breeze flowed through my bedroom window, the moonlight dimly lighting my room.

We were moving tomorrow. And I don't like it.

The Fates must hate me. 

Why did we have to move? We just moved to Texas two years ago, and now, we're moving to Florida. It wasn't fair. I just made friends and I want to finish high school with them, but now, we are moving again and I have to make new friends and adjust to a new school.

My worries and frustrations were pushed aside to the back of my mind as sleep consumed me.

The next morning, Mom woke me up. She ruffled my shoulder length hair and kissed my forehead before she headed downstairs to make breakfast. I got out of bed and head for the bathroom. I washed my face and looked up at the mirror. Black hair and amethyst eyes met me. Dressed in a skull print black hoodie and jeans, my pale skin made me look like a ghost. Otherwise, there's nothing unusual about me.

 The smell of bacon and eggs hit me the moment I made it to the bottom of the stairs.

 "Good morning, Thalia." My mom said.

 "Why good morning, sister dearest."

 That was obviously my brother who's older than me by a year. He, like myself, have black hair but instead of amethyst eyes, he had the most beautiful hue of blue eyes. Which made me envy his eyes as mine were unusual.

 I never admitted anything. 
 "Morning." I said as I sat down and wolfed down my breakfast.

 You are probably wondering why my dad didn't say any thing. Well that's because he's not here. He left my mother when she was pregnant with me, leaving her to go through labor on her own. But I'm glad I've never met him.

 "Thank you for this wonderful meal, Mom." My brother grinned.

 "Your welcome, Jacob."

 I rolled my eyes. Ever since last year, Jacob has been talking that way. I don't know why, and I don't want to know why.

 The moving truck came by and we all picked up a box filled with our stuff and handed it to the movers who placed it in the truck. After we were all the boxes were loaded into the truck, we got inside our car and drove off. 

The agonizing ride to Florida was excruciatingly painful and boring. I read books and looked out the window the entire way while Jacob listened to music and opened his window.

I rather not bore you to death so let's skip the long ride to Florida.

We drove into a neighborhood called Oaklin Hills and came to a stop in front of an average sized house. I got out of the car and stretched as the movers hauled our stuff inside the house. I explored the place. There were three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. A normal house like every other houses in the neighborhood which all looked the same.

By the time I came back to the living room, the movers were gone. 

"Mom, left to the grocery store." Jacob said on the couch.

I nodded. "I'm going to have a walk in the woods in our backyard."

"Here, take this, just in case and have fun." He handed me his bat.

"Uh, thanks?" 

He was a little weird. What could I possibly need a bat for? There weren't any dangerous animals in the woods. I grabbed my backpack - I like to collect stuff I find interesting and pulled my hoodie over my head with my bat over my shoulder.

 The woods were quiet except for the occasional chirps of birds and the rustling of the leaves. I walked down a forest trail, picking up interestingly shaped leaves and rocks along the way.

I don't know how long I've been walking for because the sun has set turning the sky orange and pink. I heard rustling in the bushes and the faint sound of hurried footsteps. I raised my bat, waiting for whoever it was to come out. I heard hurried footsteps to my left and saw something auburn flash before disappearing.

Getting a bit nervous, I turned around and ran home, jumping over logs. Besides the weird event in the woods, I dreaded the thought of school starting tomorrow. Hopefully I make some friends instead of enemies.


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