The bus arrives at the front of Kennedy High. Students in front of me file off all glancing in my direction. I get up last and follow the crowd into the rowdy school. The second I walk in people stare. I am used to being the odd one, but never like this. My cheeks flush with anger as I walk down the corridor. What kind of sick prank is this. I turn the corner and spot my friend Sarah. She is literally the only one I didn't scare away when I moved here.
"Hey Kat" she yells to me. I walk over and open my locker with some struggle. I turn to her and she looks at my eyes, bewildered.
"Did you by any chance get new contacts last night for your birthday?"
"What? No. I don’t even need glasses"
“I mean the colored ones”
"Well your eyes are purple", she says with a straight face.
"What are you talking about? They're blue, they have always been blue." I can't tell if I'm denying this like its bad thing or if i’m just confused.
"They are definitely purple. Let me take a picture, i'll show you." She pulls out her phone. I notice she drew a new picture on her case, It looks like a rune. I’m not even sure how I know that.
"Hold still". she brings the phone to my eye and hits the button with her thumb, I hear a small click signalling the picture is over.
"Look, I'm not kidding." She hands me the phone and I stare at the picture . I see a jet black pupil with a ring of purple fire around it.
“How is that possible?” I question. Before she can answer the class bell sounds three times.
"I'll talk to you at lunch, Sarah." I grab my books and slam my locker
"Okay, and happy birthday!"
"Thanks," I say walking away.