She shuffled along the large hallways of the school, searching
for an empty room. Everywhere she went, she could hear people
talking. She had tried door after door, only to find them
either locked or occupied.
Finally, Aiyesu came to a door that seemed promising. No sound
could be heard from within. She stepped forward and slowly
opened the door. To her dismay, she found that there were
already five people inside, all male students. The first one
had blonde hair and large eyes. Another one had glasses and
looked scholarly. The next one was tall with dirty bronze hair,
untidily kept. The fourth student had dark brown hair and large
muscles. The last pupil had black hair with golden streaks. All
in all, they were an odd bunch.
"Welcome!" cried the blonde one. Aiyesu winced at his loud
voice. "We are the Student Council! How may we help you?"
"Sorry for the intrusion," Aiyesu managed to say. "I didn't
know that this was the Student Council's office. I was just
looking for a place to study."
"There are three reading rooms downstairs," said the student.
"You can study there, it's very quiet."
"It's too loud for me," Aiyesu replied before she could stop
herself. She grimaced. I should have just let it go.
She began to back out of the room.
"Ah! Wait! Now I remember. You're the new transfer student,
Aiyesu Terrac, aren't you?" Aiyesu hesitated, then nodded.
"Unusually strong sense of hearing, smell, taste, sight, and
touch," said a silky voice. It was the boy with glasses.
"Aiyesu Terrac, age fourteen, lives alone in an apartment on
South Lange, freshman, class 2-B. Am I correct?" Without
waiting for a reply, he continued, "I am second in command,
Natori Tsuba, freshman. The golden-hair boy is our president,
Kabron Zuake, also freshman. The tall boy on his left is Darfa
Banl, junior, and the one behind him is Tsugor Royalad, senior.
Tsugor is mute, so don't be surprised if he doesn't say
anything at all. Finally, the person with the darkish brown
hair is Gorfar Porse, sophomore. Together, we are the Student
Council. Our main priority is to make our fellow classmates
comfortable at Telpor High, so if you have any complaints or
questions, be sure to ask us."
"You're so boring," grumbled Gorfar. "We can introduce
ourselves just as easily, you know."
"Well, go ahead, I'm not stopping you," Natori said coldly.
Gorfar glared at him. "You're really stupid, did you know that?
You already told her my name and stuff, and you think I still
can present myself?"
"Then don't complain, idiot."
"Are there animals in here?" interrupted Aiyesu. She could
sense an argument brewing, and she was in no mood for raised
"Of course not," cut in Darfa suddenly. Suddenly, the group
looked wary and guarded. Gorfar immediately stopped his
bickering with Natori. "Why would you ask that?"
"No reason… only that it sort of smells like dogs and a few
other animals in here," mumbled Aiyesu. She had forgotten that
people were always laughing at her strange ability to notice
"We all own pets," said Kabron smoothly. He looked at her
strangely, andAiyesu blushed as she realized that Kabron was
quite handsome in a prince-like way.
"Sorry. You must think that I'm a freak." Aiyesu quickly turned
and ran out of the room before she could embarrass herself
more. She could feel the eyes of the group watching her as she
"How did she know?" whispered Darfa afterAiyesu left. "No
normal person is supposed to know…."
"On the other hand, she definitely isn't a Ko," finished
"A tracker," said Kabron. "She is a tracker. That's the only
explanation for it."
"Well then, if we get her on our side, finding the Borons
will be much easier," put in a satisfied Natori. He could
easily adjust to any surprising situation. "Aiyesu Terrac,
eh? Should be interesting…."
Aiyesu dashed out of the school, her feet pounding loudly on
the hard ground. Each impact sent jarring vibrations up her
legs, and the sound of her running echoed through her head.
I hate this
, thought Aiyesu bitterly. It always
happens. The rumor will be all over the school tomorrow; Aiyesu
Terrac, the five-senses freak.
Before she could continue her inner rant, however, a strange
sound reached her sensitive ears; a sound she had never heard
before. It rang piercingly through her head, screeching like
a bat. Oddest of all was that, although it was sharp and high
pitched, it didn't hurt. It collided and banged at
and ravaged the walls of her mind, but there was no pain.
Instead, it seemed to be calling to her, enticing her to go
to it. In a daze, she followed the noise.
Aiyesu found herself at an old construction site. She stood
at the edge of a hole, peering downward. A wavering glow
seemed to be emitting out from a crevice in the trench's
wall. Before she knew what she was doing, she jumped down,
landing awkwardly and twisting her ankle slightly. Hardly
noticing, she reached into the crack on the side of the hole,
her fingers brushing against something. It screeched once
more then fell silent. Aly brought it out, expecting treasure
Instead, she found an egg. What the heck? was her
first, angry thought. I followed that stupid sound,
jumped into this stupid hole, and twisted my stupid ankle,
for an egg?
Aiyesu examined the round egg, half-hoping for a miracle. The
egg was smooth, white, and surprisingly warm, It had a small,
silver triangle on its side. Otherwise, it was the same as
any other chicken egg.
Aiyesu drew back her hand, ready to smash the egg against the
hole's wall. At the last possible moment, she stopped. If
I smash this thing here now, it will make too much
noise. On a whim, she slipped it into her pocket.
Now, how am I going to get out?