"Is this really necessary?." I asked adjusting my tie in front of the dressing mirror.
"Yes, I mean it's what your Dad would have wanted, besides you have a scholarship so why joepardize that huh?." Nana replied and asked while arranging my bag for me.
"Speaking of the scholarship, any ideas where that came from." I said facing her now fully dressed and ready.
"Wow you look ... Feminine in that uniform and your tattoo spices the look." She said as her eyes went wide, looking me up and down.
"Oh please." I said sarcastically waving her complement off, while she laughed and I joined her.
I was still wandering why she didn't answer my last question, anyways on the brighter side I've got a scholarship to attend, one of best schools in town.
"Ready?." She asked handing me my blue school bag, as I took one last quick glance at the mirror.
The uniform was made up of a blue below the knee flare skirt... A cross between high fashion and teenage boy fantasy... A white button up shirt, and a blue tie and finally a black blazer, that had the school's badge on it... Haven High School A.K.A HHS.
"I'm ready." I said finally, sighing heavily as I collected my backpack.
During the drive to the school, we chatted along...
"This is a big step Kara and I'm happy you agreed to finally stay with me."
"Me too." I said smiling back at her.
"You need to learn to live a normal life Kara, have friends and blend in, it's a big world out there, right here, and it begins from here." She said as we pulled into the school premises.
"I'd do my best, the making friends part though we both know how that would turn out." I managed a small smile as I step out of the car, blazers drapped over my shoulder and my backpack on the other.
"Be good Kara, come by the office when school's over."
Yeah the gazette was just few blocks away from my school...
"See you later Nana!." I said and gripped the handle of my bag tighter.
I watched her drive away, as I sighed heavily and walked towards the school building, taking in the grand style aura in front of me and all around me.
I could see other students, well dressed and walking out of fancy cars, with flashy uniforms of all sought. I took one last glance at myself, my tattoo looked perfect, Rose plastered on my left knee, the length of the skirt made it very noticeable. My black sneakers was perfect too.
My long blonde hair was stretched making it longer as it fell flat down my shoulders and back, while my fringe hung just above my brows... Yeah Nana took me to the salon and had me made over for my first day at high school.
I didn't apply make up although Nana wanted me to, she said so I'd look normal, but we both know I'm not normal!...
At least I put on pink lipstick, I breathed in heavily as I finally reached the top of the steps and pushed the glass door open, which opened to a hallway of a large number of students, standing by their lockers, talking to friends or even just wandering around.
I walked head up, because I was too sure of my self, as I wandered through the hallway to find my locker... As I walked through the hall, I could feel people staring and whispering about me and my tattoo.
When I finally found my locker damn I was grateful, almost immediately eyes and whispers dart from me... The new girl with the rose tattoo... As someone exclaimed in the hallway...
Just then this handsome figure walked in, his presence filling the hallway.. you could hear shrieks and squealing from girls as he walked passed them and other guys watched him in admiration.
"I can't believe he's really here!." Another girl exclaimed from the other side of the hallway.
He looked familiar... Who I'm I kidding?... Everyone knew him... He was the famous billionaire boy Lance Sterling... How'd I miss that?... So he attends Haven High too?... I smirked at that thought, grabbed my books and headed for my first class, as the bell rang calling everyone out of Lance Sterling's spell...
Well I'd admit he had the charisma, fame and all, and he was definitely the kinda of guy a girl could droll over while thinking about him, I would have been spellbound too like those girls, if I didn't know Lance Sterling, I mean like personally...
School today moved quite quickly and guess what it was Lance's first day as well... School was over now, as I headed over to drop my books and make my way out of this building as fast as I can, because my first day at high School right now was bad, like I've already been given a name... The girl with the rose tattoo...
Like seriously!... If this was how school was, I would definitely consider dropping out, I mean even for big posh schools... C'mon...
Immediately I stepped out, I was grateful at the fresh air and sense of freedom the atmosphere held, as I hastily skipped the stairs, then a voice stopped me in my tracks...
"Kara wait!." He yelled pressing through the crowd, I didn't have to turn around to know it was...
I spun around and facing him hands crossed against my chest.
"Why are you in such a hurry?."
"Because I don't wanna be here, I hate school." I replied.
"At least ride with me." He offers smiling.
"No!... I'll walk thank you." I replied irritated that he was wasting my time.
"Alright then, I'll walk with you!."
Jesus!... Seriously why I'm I always stuck with him?...
"Your driver would be here any moment."
"I'd text him to pick me up at the gazette."
I huffed but then I was grateful I wasn't gonna be walking alone.
"Okay." I said and started to walk away.
You might be wandering how someone like me, knows someone like him, well Lance and I have the same kind of past so to say and I met him three years ago after my Dad died, he'd also lost his Dad that period too... He lives at his Manor with his Mom and legal guardian, Drew Atler a man who has served his parents for a very long time...
So yeah I would say we were alike and he was my only friend apart from Nana king though...
A/N: Catch you in the next chapter, No action yet, I decided to start low and not rush into all the drama. Keep rating and commenting...Thanks.
~Kara's POV~CONTINUATION..."So how's the investigation going so far?." He asked as he fell into step beside me."So far?... " I laugh at his choice of words."... It's been three years Lance and still nothing, no lead, no nothing, the vipers couldn't have just disappeared after murdering our parents." I said emotionless."Apparently Mario Piper was framed... He wasn't related to the case.""I figured, seems like we're gonna have to handle this by ourselves.""If I find anything I'll let you know." He said and smiled with assurance.***The Central Police Department, was the most lawless place in all of the Basket, so to say, the place was always terrible, busting with criminals of all sorts waiting for trial or transfer, or witness coming in and out for questioning, or even stray teens like myself..."Hey kid what'ya i
~Kara's POV~CONTINUATION..."Your Mother sent me." He said with authority this time around.I winced as I drank in his words... "My Mom?..." I asked like I didn't hear him correctly, standing gingerly."She said to give you this!." He said and reached for inside his jacket, I still was cautious just in case, because the whole situation was screaming danger.He pulled out a black leather bag, and handed it to me, I grabbed it with my left hand warily, gripping my knife tighter and ready for attack, in case he tried anything funny."What's in it?." I asked him carefully, because this guy looked like danger."You want my advice, adhere to whatever is in there!." He answered sternly definitely not in the mood for a conversation."How I'm I sure, it's really my Mother who sent you?." I asked again."Your Mom was right, you never
~Kara's POV~School today was long and stressful, the students at this school where just a bunch of douchebags, they weren't as posh as I expected. I decided to remain low key and not draw too much attention although, I still earned glances, stares and side talks while I passed by.After school I went straight home, Lance dropped me off. On getting to the apartment we chatted a while..."So how have you been holding up, still having nightmares?.""Uhm... The nightmares just come in shades now though, I'll be seeing it for a moment and then all of a sudden it just vanishes, like there's something blocking the connection, I keep feeling there's a part of me missing some where in my mind, not sure how, why or when though!... I just can't still wrap my head around everything that's happening." I shrugged."Same, mostly about the revolver pistol with the viper crest on it." He said and shoved his ha
~Lance POV~Staring out the window that overlooked the city, this beautiful city, which my forefathers had helped bring to this flare and which I have come to love as my home, but at the same time dread because of the vices that go on, and are unpunished... Don't we have a law?... Oh yes we do!... But whoever was behind the scenes in all this situations definitely considered themselves above the law.I could consider myself as such too, considering the money and riches left in my name and bequeathed to me by my late father, I could do anything I want, but right now I don't even know what I want!... Everyday I wake up, hoping for something very promising, I even started school to... you know live a normal life but there's this void within me, that I can't still wrap my head around, anytime I try to think it out, it's as if something is blocking me out of my own mind.Days moved so fast, and became weeks, weeks into months and
~Lance POV~"Hey, I figured you'd be here!." I said to her, standing a few feet away as she turned around to greet me with a warm smile.I had gone by Nana's apartment and it was locked, and that's when I knew because there's only one place she likes going to, especially when she wants to think or just separate herself from the world and all the overwhelming thoughts running through her mind.The docks...Knowing what she comes here for, I just sit still beside her on the docks, enjoying the calm and the sound of water wheezing on the golden brown sand that was glowing under the warm twilight sun.I remember when we use to come here years ago, it seems like such a long time now with all that has been happening. The first time I came here with her was the day we became friends after our first encounter at the CPD.She had ran away from Nana, like she used to say her past
~Third person POV~The Scene opens into a well designed and decorated bedroom, that has light streaming in from the window, as the blinds had been strapped to the side.The room has a king size bed, a nice cushion by the other side, the decorations the room held are all vintage but have this modern and classical touch to it and it all screamed money. The colors are a pale green, maroon and brown.A slender yet very pretty figure with silk brown hair that was cropped into a bob, to enhance the skunk look, walks in dressed in all black with pencil heels... She was definitely rocking the assassin fashion. She talks to a figure before closing the door."So it all went well I persume?... I don't want any other disturbance, and I won't have dinner." She said and the figure nods and leaves without questioning her decision.Closing the door, she falls back and collapses on the bed, while w
CONTINUATION FROM CHAPTER ...~Kara's POV~As I inserted the key into the key hole, it clicked almost immediately, and then the wall shifted unveiling another room.The room seemed like a tunnel and a basement at the same time, we both hesitated before we could gather courage to enter the dark room.As we stepped in, Lance found a switch on the wall by the entrance and pressed it, and the lights flickered on, the place was covered in cobwebs and dust, it's really been long since anyone stepped in here... By anyone I mean Lance's Dad.The room had this eeriness I couldn't place, it was small but yet big enough, it was dome shaped, the whole room smelled of dust and dirt.My eyes grew wide as I scanned the room and rested on the desktop computer in the center, it was the only thing in the room with a chair behind it. Looking at Lance, he had seen it to
~Kara's POV~Sitting on the docks overlooking the calm river under the town's bridge, I stared into oblivion as silent tears dripped down my face and I travelled in my thoughts.Today marks exactly a decade since my Mom left, on the October 14th 2005, and left me a pink box, this pink box which I have kept with me since forever.Holding it now as memories flooded through my vain mind, memories of the day at the flee market, when we have bought everything the box now contained.The last time she read to me, our hide and seek that very night before she left with a man who bear the mark of the group I dread the most... Vipers...Everything seemed to be happening so fast after then, and now here I was ten years after she had left, broken and still in search of answers to why everything had to happen the way it did.Opening the box, I found a locket that had a picture of bot