Friendships-* Written by: Isnt_That_Wright,Right?
[Trying to figure out
when my career all started took me waaaay back..7 years...My
story started off with quite a surprise. A murder, and a friend
in trouble. To think the day started just as normal as my other
days...didn't think I get tossed into that one. I guess I can
talk about, doesn't kill to talk about the past.]
-7 years ago-
(Argg! I'm almost
Nooooo... I'm right
Lucas! You were late to
my class again!
*sigh*... just gimme
the usual detention slip...
Fine by me.
You know it's not every
day I get an autograph from such an awesome teacher....
Well, why don't we make
it even better with another?
Oh, Hey! Look at the
time! Gotta go!
(My names Lucas, the
sophomore who normally gets tossed around. Always doing the good
thing, always helping people out when they need it. I'm just one
big ball of random kindness. I've done a few stupid things, but
I'm pretty smart, when I want to be anyways.)
(If you're so smart,
why couldn't you keep track of the time..)
(Oh shut it! I was
kinda busy...That guy is Shade, my imagin-...um..
(Quit lying. You were
spending all that time with your little sweet heart Rose.)
(shut up.....Oh, I
forgot to say that I'm the biggest videogame-addict here and I'm
[The rest of the day
went by normally, or so I thought...It all started next
[The bell had gone off
and since the substitute wasn't here for some odd reason,
everyone was taking the chance to go crazy.]
Where do you think the
sub is at?
Who cares! Im'a go
ahead and take a nap... wake me if the sub comes...
Man, he's already
trust me, I'd be out
too. But it looks like the name of our late sub is Ms.
Well, that's the name
on the board…
(The sleepy head over
there is Joe; he's the cool, kinda smart leader of the group; who
also does things without thinking. And the big guy is Carlos, who
normally does the crazy things with Joe.)
(and you're the smarts
of the group, who normally worries about them a little too
(WELL!! it's not my
fault Joe sprained his wrist in an almost near-death skateboard
ride, like 2 weeks ago!)
students, teachers, and staff, due to an unexpected event,
everyone is to stay in their classrooms. Absolutely no one is
allowed out in the halls.
(Why does that voice
(Hey do you hear sirens
hey! What are you
Eh..The hell!? There
are cops outside!
What!? Why!? And where
the hell is that sub!?
hey, go wake Joe up. I
What!? Where and how!?
You can't go out!
Don't worry about. Just
make sure to keep Joe and yourself in here. NO following!
(time for a little
[Not a soul in the
hallways...it was more quiet then a library having a
(I swear, when it's not
some dumb fight, it's the cops!)
(What are you talking
about; this is all new to the school. I'd say it's gotta be
(I can only hope.. hey
the window by the stairs shows the parking lot, let have a look
(....This can't be
(there are a lot of cop
cars out there...I even see a few detective cars,)
(its 1:00pm... 3rd
block is about to end..)
(The heck is wrong
you!! You can at least sho-)
Lucas!!! What do you
think you're doing out here!!?
(that voice, of all the
people.. I'm screwed....)
Didn't you here that
announcement! You're supposed to be in class!
I..uhh.. so this isn't
my class room? I thought it was kinda quiet...
Don't play games boy!
Now get back to your class!
(If he heard the
announcement, then...why isn't he in his room?)
(and why did he come up
the stairs? isn't his room on this floor?)
(Hmm..Well, he's gone
now....Lets use the stairs on the other side.)
[I didn't even go down
one flight of stairs, and I can hear people running around like
(Dang, I'll get caught
if I go that way..)
(Guess we'll go another
circle to the other side..)
(Geez! what's a chubby
kid gotta do to get to the first floor!)
(hey, I think some cops
[Right at that
time....I was gona turn around and uppercut whoever it was, and
then fall into some type of seizure; while falling down the
stairs of course...]
I hate you!
that...was..just..too..funny, my side still killing me...And can
you quiet down, they'll hear us.
are you doing here!? I told Carlos to keep you in there!
He tried anyways..so,
what's the situation?
C'mon! I'm sorry
OK..I don't know that
much, just that there were cops and detectives moving in towards
the 1st floor around 1:00pm, and I also bumped into Mr. Veil by
told me that everyone was supposed to stay inside their
same thing I
Hey, look.. This hall
[We walked down the
stairs and walked past the office..]
wow never thought I'd
see this office so empty...
guess they're all
outside talking with the cops..
are you going!!?)
*step step step*
Hm? uh! Hide!!!
[Suddenly, this cop
comes out of the Computer classroom, and walks past us.]
Oh, sorry for covering
your mouth like that.
You call THAT
Never mind that.. I
just found our destination!
[We peered through the
door window.. No one standing up..It was kinda dark too..]
Nice guys go
oh, thanks tough
[I slowly turn the
knob, I was trying to be cool and calm about it, but geez....I
was freaking out!
Opening that door
really freaked me out.. I couldn't even move after seeing what I
(COVER YOUR HEAD
[Just gets harder and
harder... after that strike, I could barely feel my arms, but I
grab a hold of what hit me and tugged like crazy, it was just too
dark to figure out my situation, and my attacker...but I noticed
that the attack came behind the door.]
Let go will ya!!
[Once I heard that
pleasant voice, she let go, and since I was still tugging that
weapon with all my strength, I tumbled back and tripped on
something, and probably banged my head on a desk...blacked out
see, blurriness everywhere..)
C'mon wake up!
[I was against the desk
and she was so close to me, I think she was practically lying on
me...yep. I thought I was gonna black out again...Her names Rose,
my very, very, very, very,......beautiful lov-....friend.]
Owow.. ..Ummm, who are
you? Are you an angle? Did I die!?
Oh Lucas, your never
any good with jokes.
Hey, there's no wrong
*Ahem* sorry to
interrupt this little love fest, but I think you should look at
[What I saw...wasn't
something small or something to be surprised at... it..it was
almost impossible for someone like me to bear...A dead body,
lying on the floor...a cold chill went through my whole body...
to think, that was the thing that I tripped on..]
Hey Hey, snap out of
it, C'mon you and I seen things like this in video games..
yeah, but this is all
(Hey hey, take it
easy...just take a deep breathe and calm it down...)
(Joe is right, you've
played your fair share of violent games..not to mention all those
detective and law games.)
(Oh yeah, like that
Marvin Grossberg: Clearing up the truth..goood times...wait wait,
You're not think'in what I think your think'in...?)
(Time to try out your
skills...for real this time.)
yeah yeah. hey... I
hate to ask this but....Why are you here? And why'd you try to
was just so scared..they were looking for me...*sniff*..
Heyheyhey! Don't cry!
I'm sorry. Just take it easy, please. And explain a
accused of.....killing someone
[I felt so dizzy..Like
if I had been hit in the head again.....So many questions went
through my head.... Who? What? How?...Why me?...]
Wait, slow down now,
can you explain why they're accusing you?
[I looked down at the
body...she looked like a teacher...But, there was something
familiar or something that's not supposed to be there....that's
when I saw it...]
That scarf was a
present I gave to you....Rose...
OOOK! what does that
have to do with the accusation!?
around the ladies neck, I'd say it's pretty tight too...
Are you saying..
She was killed...by
being strangled to death with Rose's scarf!
But why is it
Tell me the truth
because I really......really care for you and I want to help
(Guess we are making
[I have to hear her
out....that's what was going through my head because I knew it
wasn't her. There was no way.]
I went to the bathroom
how'd you know?
the teacher made me
write it down on my school planner. here it is, signed by the
teacher and everything.
(Hey..Where are you
keeping all this info and stuff?)
(You should know! well,
I keep it in my trusty school ID pouch! 1 of 2 things this school
made that is actually worth the cost, meaning this and my
(how does all that fit
in such a small pouch.....)
After I finished, I
heard the announcement and suddenly I was grabbed by a policeman
and he took me here, the computer room. Then I waited behind the
door so I could escape.
When did you hear the
12:50pm because of the
clock in the bathroom.
uhhh..Ahem..so were you
like...doing anything suspicious in the bathroom...?
(Ouch, even I felt that
Owowowow! I didn't mean
it like that!! I mean, like, were you waiting for someone
(do you think someone
(No, I think I got
Rose, were you looking
! What? What could I
have been looking for?
well, it's kinda
obvious what you were looking for...
WELL!! What is it
C'mon Joe this is an
easy one... she was looking for....the scarf I gave her!
oooh, it makes sense
since it somehow ended up here...
(Way to go! now that's
using your head!)
C'mon Rose, I said id
sorry...your right, I lost it, and asked to go to the bathroom to
look for it.
Where else did you
the library, the 1st
floor bathroom, and...
and that when you found
I felt sick, so I ran
back to the bathroom and that's when I was found.
[That's the point where
I felt a bit better...but I think I'm about to get even more
I found her, I found
voice...why...again! cops started to swarm in through the doors,
no where to run...]
HEHEHEY BUDDY WATCH
WHERE YOU'RE GRABIN!
(CALM IT DOWN KID!
resisting makes it worst!)
??: Let the 2
boys go, pal.
??: They have
nothing to do with this case.
That's right! Back
??: Take the
young girl to the station, stat!
Cops: Yes Detective
Wait sir! She didn't do
Gumshoe: sorry pal, but
this case is the hands of me, Detective Dick Gumshoe! And we got
our evidence and a witness who saw her.
That's right I saw her
coming in and the-
Gumshoe: That's enough
Dang this is real
(Dang, there's no
looking around it, everything points towards her..)
(she has no excuse, but
also has no reason to kill...Mr. Veil is the one looking the most
suspicious...being out of class, claiming to be the one that saw
her...I gota think of something!)
Don't worry Rose! I
promised id protect you! I swear I will!
[I couldn't hear the
rest of it....what now?...I trust her completely, even more with
having at least one suspect...But everything was happening to
fast, I couldn't slow it down. So many questions, Why was a
random teacher killed? How did Rose lose her scarf? and....how
was it able to get here, only to be wrapped around the victims
Hey...I think they're
C'mon, don't you want
to help Rose?
zoning out at a time
heh..sorry, I was
Well use that thinking
while we're looking around!
I guess looking at the
body is the best place to start...
[We walked towards the
body almost like it was nothing...Eyes shut, the fading warmth of
her skin... it must have been hell just to get like that..The
only thing I was focused on was the scarf..]
Nothing in the pockets,
no bruises or anything
must have been a surprise attack.
yeah, since the ends of
the scarf are on her back..
(Choked from the
was the killer
There is a pretty big
cabinet over there..
[We took a few steps
and opened it..nothing special..but something felt off..]
hmm? These boxes are
kinda arranged weirdly..
they're all stacked up
towards one side leaving a lot of space on the other..
.....hey Joe, think you
can hop in and see if you fit?
Eh...Sure, let me
just....eh, kinda stuffy in here..
what are you talking
about, there's more than enough space for the 2 of us....! Hey,
what's under your foot?
hm, what's this? Looks
like a business card..
(I don't think a
business card is suppose to be there..especially in
hey, let me see it.
Let's see if there's a name..."Max Eve Veil"
Mr. Veil's middle name
Lucas: I think we're done here, so you
can close up..
Hey! What's wrong with
Owowowow...right on the
hmm..your hood is
caught on the knob...
Yeah....the knob is
..you left blood on the
Really, I didn't
non-sarcastic statement, we went towards the teacher's
Nothing but notes to
the sub on how to take care of the class...
huh..What happened to
the lock on the drawer?..it looks kinda beat up.
I guess it's time for
my handy dandy ID Pouch to kick in!....Hmmm...no not
why do you carry hair
trust me, watching too
much television and playing way too many video games have taught
me a lot..Let me just twist it here....and there...
Alright! Time to go
through the teachers stash
Ok, now you're making
this look even worse....huh? there's a paper on the floor.."the
key is under the keyboard"
......Wait, isn't this
a computer room? ....Which keyboard!?
(....!)Hey go check out
the other keyboards and tell me if they've been moved, and see if
you can find that key.
sure thing, but if you
find any candy or money in there, you better share!
[I went ravaging
through the desk like if I was hungry and searching for a piece
of cheese cake...mhhh cheese cake...uhh..Anyway! BACK TO
(But it's written in a
hey I'm back, and guess
what!...huh? what's that, another note?
Hell!?...thi...this is a threat!?
WHAT?! Let me see
"At exactly 12:45pm,
you are going to pay in the worst way for cutting down my
Don't try to run or
snitch, 'cause it will get worse. Just stay exactly where you
Hey, check the body for
a school ID now!
(So there was a warning
before it happened...and we have an almost exact time of
(Your right!! Maybe the
lock was beaten up by the murderer who was trying to get this
(But that key..!Dang, I
Hey, I found out that
the teacher name is Ms.Hendrick!
So the note was for
her..but, I forgot to ask, what happened while you were looking
for the key?
Oh right right, When I
went to go look, the keyboards were pretty messed up, but I
couldn't find the key.....
computer looks fine...no harm in checking.....!
! Hey, the key!
But...isn't that kinda obvious...
Not in a computer
room...and let's not forget, other classes come in here and use
them, but they're supposed to fix everything up when they're
done...there's even a note here saying that..
and I'm guessing 3rd
block is her free block...
Last block of the
guess we're not gonna
find the truth together....
don't worry, I gota
check up with a few things in my next class....wait...my next
class...IS IN HERE!
which means your class
is gonna get a break today...lucky...
[With the whole murder
situation, the class was moved to the library center. And best
part is: we don't have to do anything!
Now I have time to
check Rose's version of the story...and the mystery of the
Oh hey, perfect timing
Joe told me everything
and I got some stuff to say!
[That's Trey, the
skater brain, extremely strong, but short guy of the group. Ibet
all my money on thisguy's toughness, I had to go through one year
with his punches just to get accepted to hang out with
them.....let's just say, my arms turned pretty tough and achy
because of him....]
Oh that's right; you're
in Rose's class when she left for the bathroom!
Oh, I guess you know
huh? That's what you
had to say...but do you know anything about her scarf?
Well I saw her before
our class and I saw her wearing it..and then it was gone a few
minutes later when class started..
How much of a few
minutes we talking here?
well...it was 12:25pm
when she had it, and 12:35pm when I saw her without it.
the murder happened at
She lost her scarf
between those 10 minutes...
let's see...she has
computer class for 2nd block..
you don't think she
left in there...
Alright let's piece
some of this stuff together and try to remake what happened
*Rose was seen in the
hallways after the end of her 2nd block in computer class with
her scarf on at 12:25pm. She headed to her next class and arrived
there at 12:35pm without her scarf. She then was in class until
12:40pm when she left to look for her scarf. Murder took place at
12:45pm, she discovered the body at 12:50pm; when the
announcement came on; and quickly ran to the bathroom because she
felt sick, and was then taken by the police. She was also
escorted back to the crime scene. At 1pm I ran into Mr. Veil in
the hallways even though he heard the announcement.*
(Are you sure you're
not forgetting SOMETHING?.....)
(I don't know, about
(I don't know, about
the part where she's wearing the scarf and then a 10 minute gap
that ended off without the scarf...)
(Maybe she took her
time getting to class since she wasn't going to be
(I know! apparently she
can't tell time either.....Wait a minute, why does that feel
(Man! My memories
suck..How could I forget such a treasured moment...)
(OH!! that's right!!
You met up with Rose during the gap!)
12:30pm.....and, she was wearing the scarf when I saw
(Yea- wait, you saw the
time and you were still late!?)
Heeeeey! Lucas? I just
Rose also made it late
to class and said she was looking for her book..
what!? She lost her
book!? Where man, where!?!?
In the computer
[This only pointed to
the place her scarf could have been left....the computer
(Hey, I know we're
trying to blame this on Veil, but what reason would he have to
would Rose have to kill? I don't think that matters.)
(C'mon man, the motive
is what the law goes by! And since they already have her, those
cops are bound to say the slightest thing to give her a
(hmmm....I guess we
need a little more history on our history teacher!
(I hate you, you now
(ANYWAY! The best way
to get some background on someone is some gossip.)
(Yeah, 'cause when you
want to throw dirt at someone, you need some dirt! Get