The Winged Ones chap. 9I was kind of dissapointed, i only asked him three questions in the time that i was there. I'll have to be quicker next time. But i cant think about that now, i have to get ready for school. I wasnt quite sure how it would be now that i beat up basically the whole popular group. How would people react?
"bye mom. ill catch the bus."
she smiled at me and i went out the front door. I usually just walk to school, and im aways early. Waiting for the bus made me feel like i was missing the whole morning. It finally came, and i didnt know where to sit, so i just looked around, for any familiar faces.
Everyone looked up at me and started cheering. Not knowing what that was about, i kept looking. i found Emma and she directed me to sit with her.
"Whats everyone cheering about, was a celebrity behind me?"
"No silly! They were cheering for you! You basically single-handedly beat the whole popular group. They werent friends with everyone."
"W'll, yea, but. C'mon. That cant be an
The Winged Ones chap. 8The rest of the day we talked about our wings and what its like flying. She had basically the same ideas, and opinions as me. Then i went home in time for dinner.
"Hey mom? Where are you?"
"over here." i heard from behind. she had her arms folded with a dissapointed look on her face.
"What. You beat up a girl, and possibly ruined a boys chances of having children! Thats what!"
"NO, mom, you dont understand, they started it!"
"I dont care who started what! you do NOT beat up anyone. do you understand me?"
"Mom. Please let me explain this. i had really good reason"
"OH, you better.
"we were at Star's Ice Cream for lunch, and the populars showed up. Kristi. She got all up in Emma's face and i told her to lay off. then one thing led to another, and we started fighting. but i only fought her to save Emma. Im telling the truth."
"i know what happened. Ava told me. That was a very loyal thing to do for your friend."
i shook my head and looked at her like she was a mad woman.
The Winged Ones chap. 7whoa, whoa, wait! WHAT!?
i gasped. "Emma!"
"DOVE! Listen, ill explain later, come on! We've gotta get home!" that was all she left me with. We walked the rest of the way, but we didnt say a word to eachother. But she was right, we had to get home. She had a bloody nose, and mouth. Her eye was swolen too. I didnt look like anything had happened to me. But my arms hurt from that guy holding me back. I knew i wouldn't bruise though, im impervious to pain. But, doesn't that she is too?
At first, Emma's mom didnt see us, but just as we were about to walk up the stairs, she stopped us.
"Hold it right there, turn around!" she said, in a stonger, firmer voice than my dad when Monday night football is on.
"OH MY GOODNESS! What happened!? were you two fighting?!" she asked, seeming furious.
"No mom." Emma said, roling her eyes. "It was Kristi. She came and started bad mouthing us, so Dove Fought her for me." She explained.
"well, that hardly looks like what happened!"
"Heres what happened
The Winged Ones chap. 6Today was Saturday and i was going to Emma's house, not sure how it would turn out. She lived four doors down from me, in a big light yellow house. I walked up to the front door, which was almost completely made of glass, pretty, but dangerous.
Almost immediately after i rang the doorbell, Emma's mom came to the door to greet me with a huge smile on her face.
"hello dear, its been such a long time! How are you?" she asked, sounding surprised that Emma had someone over.
"im good. and you?"i said trying not to sound amused by her expression.
"good, good. better now that i know Emma has at least one real friend left!"
what did she mean? Now Emma doesnt have any friends?This is getting to be the boo-hoo school.
"well, you can go right up, shes in her room." she said turning towards the staircase.
"ok, thank you."
climbing up the stairs brought back memories of our younger days when we were really close. I must say, i kind of miss it.
"Emma, can i come in?" i called facing the
The Winged Ones chap. 5"MOM, MOM!!" i called.
"We had the best time! I figured out how to fly and it was really fun!" She smiled at the excited tone in my voice.
"i knew you would. You remind me of me when i first learned."
"really? Who taught you?"
"Ava, just like you. Shes been the head of our kind for longer than you think."
"longer than i can count. She taught my father, and his father, and many, many more."
how could that be? "I thought you said that we die like humans?" i asked, obviously confused my her self-contradicting statement.
"We do. The head winged one is given the gift of immortality at birth by the former head. Which, since he or she doesn't die, retires after one thousand centuries." She explained.
"how do they choose who will be the next head?"
"They dont. Only the head winged one has bright red wings. That means they are true and loyal to heart, proving that they will be kind, wise, and honest through their years as head. Plus, there is only one
The Winged Ones chap. 4I then talked to Ava a bit to get to know her better. And she me. But i still wasn't all that trusting of her yet. that would have to wait until our first session. Which was tomarrow.
The whole school day i was unfocused. I ended up getting yelled at by three of my teachers. I just want to get this over with.
I walked up to my front door, knowing what was inside, and for a quick moment, thought about running, but i didn't.
"Ava? Are you here?" I called not knowing where she could be. Then i voice came from behind me, so quiet i could barely hear it, but i did.
"im right here." Ava said, making me almost wet myself.
"D'OH, GOSH! jeez! dont do that!" i screamed.
"sorry, but if your going to be great, your going to have to be alert from all around." she plainly stated.
"well, don't teach me like that." i huffed, catching my breath.
"come on, we're wasting time." she summoned, turning away. towards her Jeep. My mind cringed at the fact of ge