Chapter 1: Normal Day.
It was a normal day is Washington Middle School.The students,6-8,were all in the main cafeteria.Chatting loudly and eating their beef stew they had for lunch today.
A guy with white hair and icy blue eyes sat across from a girl with red hair and pink eyes.
"Hey Annie are you going to eat that?"
Annie,the girl with red hair,sighed and pushed the bowl over to him.
"Your such a fat hog you know that Tristan?"
Tristan did nothing but smiled and began to eat the stew."Annie you always seem down.Did a witch stick a broom up your ass or something?"
Annie growled and plucked his forehead,"no.But I do have a problem.You know who it is don't you?"
He chuckled,"whatever Annie."
Then a chime rang and everyone fell silent.Their principal,Ms.Rosegarden.A medium height woman with long red hair and green eyes.stood in the middle of the lunchroom.Along with a few others.
"Students settle down.I have something..important,to speak to you all about."
"I wonder what's she's talking about Annie."
Annie raised her hand up to silence him,"if you would shut up you will find out."
Ms.Rosegarden looked down slightly,causing her hair to fall over her eyes.She heard one of her staff cough and she looked up.Wiping something from her eye.
"Students.I think it's time for you to know about something called 'School Zone War.' It may sound like fun and games but it's really not.Luckly,I have some,survivors of this war with me today.Say hello to Gem,Jeebus,and Carlos." Ms.Rosegarden's voice sounded solem.Like something deep down bothered her.
Gem,a pre-adult with blonde hair and silver eyes waved.When she flipped her hair everyone gasped at the scar,which looked like a knife had sliced her,started at her forehead,and ended at her cheekbone.
"Hi everybody.As you know my name is Gem.I came here today because your pretty principle asked me to talk to about this war with you.First off,let's not think we are all making this up..if you see this scar-" she moved her hair and pointed to the scar."-you know I'm not joking.Okay..this battle or war as we like to call it,is when 5 teams of students are pinned against each other.And each team has two major goals; to keep their team alive,and to reach the top of the school building.Before I go any futher.Any questions?" Gem's voice,unlike Ms.Rosegarden,was in a happy kind of tone.
Annie raised her hand,"Miss.Gem..what do you mean by 'keeping their team alive'?"
Gem sighed and smiles,"yes,like I said.Only a selected group of students are put into five teams;red,green,black,blue,or purple.Each team is locked inside a school,not this one because it's way to small.But a bigger,more confusing school,with dark hallways and deadends.Each team must hunt,kill,and steal in order to reach the top and stay alive.If all members of a team is killed off.That teams loses.In the end,one team can only stand while the others fall.Jeebus you want to talk now?"
Jeebus,a 17 year old with blue hair and geen eyes,nodded and walked up next to Gem.
"Listen up,the only way you can win this is by not being a coward.You must and I mean must have faith in your skills and senses.Hearing and a sense of touch may be important in some cases.If you don't-" Jeebus unbuttoned his shirt and a x scar was pulsing on his chest,red and black like a cherry and coal. "-you might end up like me.This happened because I let my guard down for one second and a damn double bladed axe impacted me.In most cases,that one second stands between you and life or death.Fighitng is recommended in this.Even if you don't want to fight or can't.Carlos? This is your topic now."His voice was scratchy,but kinda easy to understand
Carlos,the short one of the bunch that also had blue hair but purple eyes,stood next to Jeebus.
"I hope you twerps are paying attention.This war cannot be done without weapons.So each team will be provided with melee weapons,long range,and medium range.Meele are like daggers and knifes,long range are bow and arrow.Medium range are staffs and all sorts.Well.That's it for me.Ms.Rosegarden."He sounded sweet,like that nice guy voice you can find in almost every anime.
Ms.Rosegarden nodded as Gem,Jeebus,and Carlos,walked out the lunchroom.
"Today,after lunch,meet me in the gym room.I will be pulling names and the teams will be decided.After you find out what team you are on and your team mates,please report to the library.So you can get your uniforms you have to wear and what time and place you need to be for this event to start.Thank you for your time and have a great lunch."
She sighed once more and walked out.
Annie and Tristan looked at each other.Both with worried looks on their faces.
"Annie...what...what the hell?"
Annie shook her head,"I don't know.But whatever it is I have a strange feeling about this."
Tristan cocked his head,"like...slug strange or me strange?Becasue slug strange is like..ew how do they make their own slime.And me strange is just..putting hotsauce on carrot and cake strange"
Tristan huffed out a harsh sigh,"damn..what if we get pinned against each other.I can't kill you."
Annie smirked,"why? To chicken to do it? Besides.I can't kill you either.That innocent look you give just kills me alone."
He laughed,"nah.Just would have to much of a good time."
Annie slapped his spoon out of his hand,"oh shut up!"
They glared at each other,smirked,then laughed.
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After lunch was over,all the students went to the gym room and sat down.Looking at Rosegarden,waiting for who will be in this 'war' and what team.
"Thank you for coming.Now..let's just get right down to business.Red team is up first."
She took out a plastic box,full of every students name from 6-8 grade.She reached her hand in a pulled out a name.
"First person on red team is..."