Sorry, I tried to make it longer but didn't have time. Also, I apologize for not getting this uploaded for a while. The computer I wrote this on was stuffing up and I also had assignments to do plus homework! D: Anyway, onto the story!
'Well, if you ain't wanting to follow us, prepare on getting lost,' I replied to the three. They just looked each other confusingly.
'Men, I think we should follow them. They might be able to get us out of here,' Brick replied, stepping up in front of the three.
'Fine. We'll follow,' Stan announced.
'Great! Ok... we go this way,' I told the group, gesturing my hand wanting them to follow my way. Stepping forward through the bushes, everyone else followed behind. Passing all the trees, I told everyone the way to go. We all came across a large cave, the darkness inside wanting us to take a look.
'Wow! Look at this great cave mates,' I announced to the group in my Australian-type accent.
'C-c-cave?' Brick asked in a worried voice, stepping back a few steps behind the rest of the group.
'It looks very old. May we check it out?' Cameron asked me.
'Of course! Let's go!' I said with excitement, stepping inside the cave. Everyone else followed me as we walked through the entrance and stopped to look around. It was quite dark, and many rocks were spread around the rough walls.
'Is something wrong Brick?' Dawn asked the shaking cadet. Brick gave a huge gulp and said 'Are we going any further?'
'Yeah! We should!' I yelled, making my voice echo, bouncing off the walls. Brick's face became more nervous than it did before, turning to a terrible white. Going deep and further into the cave, we only saw many more rocks and holes through the walls.
'C-come on! L-let's leave!' Brick said in fear to all of us.
'Why? Are you afraid of something?' Scott asked evilly, leaning over to the nervous-wreck. Brick just gave a big gulp back, but then a blush spread across his pale cheeks.
'Why are you blush- Wait... is that pee?' Lance asked sniffing the air around him. Stan started to laugh as he noticed something about Brick.
'You peed your pants!' Stan said while grabbing onto a nearby large rock, trying to hold himself up as he laughed. Scott and Lance started to laugh along with him, as Brick's face turned redder and redder.
'Well, it does say in his aura that he's afraid of the dark,' a tiny voice was heard from Dawn, making us all look at her squinting to see where she was. The three cracked up laughing even more, Brick looked very upset.
'You bastards! You think it's nice to tease people just because they have a fear, huh!' Zoey complained, running over to the three. Her hands let out in front of her body, pushing the three onto the ground making them roll and smash into the nearby rocks.
'Ouch! What the hell Zoey!' Stan yelled loudly, rubbing his head after he got hit in the head by a rock. Izzy started to laugh at the three, who were all on the ground with their faces in pain.
'Ha ha! You stupid guys!' Izzy laughed, running up to them with her finger pointing directly at them. They all just scowled back with a huge glare at Zoey and Brick.
'Thanks Zoey,' Brick said to the red head.
'No problem. You shouldn't belong with them! They're mean and terrible,' Zoey replied to the cadet. Brick stood there for a moment, thinking about what he should decide on.
'Sure. They were getting very annoying anyway. Now can we please get out of the dark?' Brick finally agreed and asked.
'Alright mates, we go this way!' I told the group, leading them out of the darkness.
'Yes sir!' Brick replied, quickly racing up towards me to quickly get out of the cave. We reached the entrance, squinting our eyes because of the brightness that stood in our way. Walking by a tree, the branch knocked my hat off my head making me gasp and turn back to normal again.
'Where do we go now Captain Explorer?' Stan asked making Scott and Lance chuckle along with him.
'Uh, I'm not sure,' I replied in confusion. Great. Manitoba Smith took over and now I have no clue of where to go.
'What do you mean!' Scott yelled towards my face leaning in closer to feel tiny drops of saliva slip from his mouth. Wiping my cheeks and I just shrugged back, not knowing what to do.
'Hey! If he doesn't know where to go, he doesn't know where to go,' Zoey jumped in, pointing her finger towards his face.
'Hey guys! Follow me, Izzy might know the way!' Izzy yelled, gesturing her hand. We watched her fly through the air, making her way to one of the branches that stuck out from a tree. Jumping her way along the branches, we all followed the crazy girl as we searched our way from our group.
'Careful Izzy, you might hurt yourself!' Cameron complained as he watched her continuing to jump. Izzy didn't listen and neither did our group.
'Hey, um, Mike?' Zoey asked me as we walked past many trees through the forest. I looked over at her. She was still wearing my jumper and her beautiful eyes sparkled from the light that peaked through the canopy of the forest.
'Yes?' I replied not knowing what she had in mind.
'Well, on Valentines Day... I found a note in my locker along with a rose that said "From Your Secret Admirer",' Zoey told me as we continued walking. I could barely breath when hearing what she said. My cheeks began to make an obvious blush, turning warmer and warmer with every step I took. Thankfully, she didn't notice.
'R-really?' I replied in a nervous tone, trying to make it not obvious as possible.
'Yeah, it was really sweet. If only I knew who gave it to me,' Zoey said with a smile, staring into my eyes.
'Do you think you know them closely?' I asked, trying to find out if she seemed to like me. If I could wish anything in the world right now, it would be for Zoey to like me. I'm really not sure though. She's such a nice and caring friend, but I really hope she likes me back. Yeah, that sounded quite cheesy but, hey I don't really care.
'Well, it would be nice if I did,' Zoey answered back, her pigtails bouncing with every step. Her answer made me blush more. To stop the blush, I shook my head and tried to think of another topic.
'So, when are we doing this revenge thing?' I asked Zoey in a whisper, hoping the three wouldn't hear.
'Not yet. We will soon,' Zoey replied with a wink. I gave her a smile, showing the gap in my teeth. I was very glad to have a bunch of nice friends who stand up for the mean people of the school. Back when I was younger, that never happened.
*Flashback To Sixth Grade*
'Come on! Give it back please!' I yelled, jumping up and down in the air. I stood in the playground and standing across from me was a group of kids the same age, holding my assessment in the air that was due next lesson. The laughed at me, calling me names and pointing towards my face. Reaching my hands out, I tried to grab my assessment one of the kids was holding. Unfortunately, he was much taller than I was making him able to hold the piece of work up high in the sky. More people started to crowd around, just staring at me. I couldn't believe that no-one stepped in.
'Please give it back! I need it!' I yelled, trying to grab my work.
'No way!' the kid laughed as well as the bunch of kids standing around from me. The clouds started to turn gray, shouting with thunder as they over-crowded the blue sky. Trying my hardest to not turn into any personalities, Chester took over.
'You whippersnappers! Back in my day, we respected each other like true men,' I complained, hunching over close to the ground and wagging my fist in the air. Stupid Chester. Everyone continued to laugh, that was until it started to sprinkle then rain down upon us in the playground. The kid who was holding my work got an evil smirk across his face. He finally let go of the piece of paper... but it landed right in the middle of a disgusting, muddy, wet puddle fixed in between the grass. I gasped turning back to normal, looking in horror at my work that lay in the puddle. Everyone disappeared, since the clouds started to pour the rain down. I kept standing there, staring at my work. It was worth 70% of our final grade for the end of the year reports.
'Why?' I yelled in frustration, leaning over to the ground letting the rain splash onto my back and slip down onto the wet ground. Landing on my knees, I picked up my work. It was covered in water, spreading the ink all over the paper making it look like a smudged blob of rubbish. I quickly grabbed it, holding the paper close to my chest as I ran for cover with tears spreading to my eyes. I ran to a corner of the playground, sitting in a small piece of cover with the tears still running down my cheeks, burning the skin. I lifted up the piece of paper and rubbed my hand against the ruined ink, trying to let the paper dry which didn't work at all. It looked like a big clump of nothing.
Just like me.
The bell rang for the next lesson, so I ran as fast as I could to my locker and grabbed my books. Racing to my classroom, I finally arrived and walked inside the room. At the front near the white-board stood my History teacher, awaiting for us kids to give her our assessments. I walked up to her, wiping the tears off my face dripping in wet from the rain. My teacher jumped in shock as she saw me, wet as the ocean when walking over to her with the clump of paper my hand.
'Here's my assessment,' I grumbled, not bothering to look up to her. She took the paper out of my hand, squinting at the wet ink. She replied with a shake from her head in annoyance and said 'Sorry Mike. This is worth an F,' The words stung my heart, trying to give her a nod but failed to do so, trudging to my desk and throwing the clump in the bin. Sitting down, I felt like crying that minute. Many of the other kids arrived in class, talking to their friends with huge grins on their faces but worst of all; their un-wet assessments. They walked past my desk, whispering to each other and giggling, walking as fast as they could. Letting out a heavy sigh, I slouched back in my seat.
Later that afternoon, I told mum while eating dinner of what happened that day. I could see she had some sort of concern that stood in her eyes as I explained.
'Mike. What can we do with you?' my mum exclaimed, gesturing her arms out for a hug. Gasping, I turned into Svetlana.
'No time for hugs now Missy! Svetlana needs to practice!' I yelled in my girly voice, jumping on the furniture and across to my room. As I entered the room doing cartwheels, I heard my mum sigh and in an upset tone she said to no-one 'Oh, Mike. One friend is all he asks for,' .
Which was true.
'Look! There's the rest of our group!' Cameron announced pointing towards the rest of our class.
'Finally!' Zoey exclaimed as we ran over passing the trees to get to our group. Our teacher turned around, his arms folded across his chest with an angry glare.
'Now, where did you disappear off too?' he asked in annoyed tone staring at us with anger in his eyes. We all looked at each other, wondering what to say.
'Well, I was following the rest of the group when Mike said that we had to go the other way!' Scott announced stepping forward in front of us. 'Stan, Lance and I said that Mike was wrong, but Mike got really angry and said he was leading the group along with Zoey, Cameron, B, Dawn, Sam, Brick and Izzy!'
'Hey! That's not true!' Izzy yelled out with an annoyed glare.
'Yeah! Scott's lying!' Zoey added.
'No, all of you except Scott, Lance and Stan are getting detention!' our teacher yelled at us. We all groaned in anger, staring at Scott.
'Don't worry, we'll get revenge on them soon enough,' I whispered quietly making sure they couldn't hear me.
*After Detention That Afternoon*
'Yes! Now I can play my video game!' Sam yelled with happiness running out of the detention room speeding past Zoey and I.
'Sam seems to be happy,' Zoey laughed.
'Yep! He can't survive a minute without a video game,' I added making Zoey giggle. She looked adorable when she giggled, especially when a blush appeared on her face. B and Dawn were walking too, laughing and giggling. They looked great together. But seeing them has boyfriend/girlfriend makes me want to ask Zoey if she liked me back in a 'love' sort of way more than before.
Cameron and Izzy interrupted my thoughts as Izzy cart wheeled down the hall prompting Cameron to join her.
'Come on, it's fun!' Izzy told the geeky boy.
'I wouldn't do something dangerous like that! It's possible to break your vertebrae, as well as your tibia-' Cameron explained. Izzy just yawned and said 'Aw, you're no fun!'
'I'm catching the late bus, it should be here soon,' Zoey told me as we stood outside the school.
'Ok! See you later!' I said with a smile, waving to the red-head. She giggled and gave me a wave back. Walking down the path to go home, I thought about a question that kept bugging me for a while.
'When should I ask her out? Is it too soon?' I wondered in my mind. That question was annoying me for the past few weeks… but when?
'Hey, hot stuff!' I heard a girl's voice yell. Turning around, I saw Anne Maria standing there on the path.
'Oh. Hey Anne Maria. Wait… whatdya mean hot stuff?' I asked, stepping back a few steps.
'Scott told me you had the hots for me! So, what ya think of this?' she asked. Confused, I stood there in shock. Scott! I walked back slowly, but crashed into a nearby tree that stood next to the path ripping my shirt off before I tried running away. Gasping, I turned into… Vito. Anne Maria leaned in close, her lips pressing against mine. I tried to take over my personality, but Vito was just too strong. In the background I heard 'Mike I forgot to tell you-' but then a gasp. Anne Maria and I separated and in our path was a red head, her face in shock and her eyes almost filling with tears. I tried as hard as I could; trying to change back to my original personality which I surprisingly achieved.
'Zoey! I-I can explain!' I yelled trying to run towards the girl. Zoey just shook her head with tears filling up her eyes, running off back down the path the opposite way.
'No! Zoey!' I screamed, but it was too late. She was gone. I turned back to Anne Maria and grabbed my shirt which hung from the tree.
'I never really liked you. Scott lied!' I yelled at Anne Maria, with an angry glare.
'You know, I don't really get you. You like me then you don't. What's your prob?' Anne Maria complained, then turned around her head held up high.
Vito took over and I blew the relationship I could have had with Zoey.
Why… why me!?