"Oh man! I cannot believe you just did that, man. We are going to be in so much trouble!" he said, laughing. I grin at him and reply,"Who cares? We wanted to do that for so long and now we did it so we can find something else more fun to do." He slapped me on my back and congratulated me on such a perfect prank.
Let me introduce myself before I continue my tale. My name is Joseph Carter and I am formerly a student of the Hillside Academy for wayward teens. My partner in crime so to speak is my good friend Andrew Rayney and he and I are both 18 years old. The reason we ended up in the academy was because we were misfits.
The reason he congratulated me was because I had just gotten in trouble for placing thumb tacks on my teacher’s chair. Needless to say, he won’t be able to sit comfortably for a week or two. Now I am sitting here in the principal’s office with Andrew, waiting to hear what is going to happen to us this time. The door opens and the principal looks out, beckoning for us to follow him inside. Andrew and I grin at each other, then put remorseful looks upon our faces and walk in, sitting down in the plush leather chairs.
"Boys, what you two did is uncalled for. Your teacher is now in the nurse’s office getting your thumbtacks removed from his backside. What do you two have to say for yourselves?" he says, looking at us. I snicker and look down, knowing Andrew was going to remark about it. "Sir, the only thing we can say is that we’re sorry about it. I don’t know what came over us and we apologize for pricking our teacher in his behind."
The principal glares at us but we can see he is trying really hard not to laugh out loud. "You two will be spending two weeks cleaning the classrooms and making sure that everything is in order. If you do one more thing, I am going to have to tell your parents to come and pick you both up. Now, get to your next class and don’t let me see you two in here for the rest of the day."
We walk out and reach the hallway before we start to laugh. Another day, another prank played on someone. As we near the door to our next class, I grab Andrew’s arm. "Hey, we forgot about the dissected frogs in the girls’ locker room. Do you think we should go take them out before they find them?" I ask in a hushed tone. Andrew looks at me and replies,"No way, Joseph. We didn’t leave anything behind, so there is no way we can get caught for that one. If they try to say we did it, we will say that we know nothing about it."
I shrug as we walk into class and take our usual seats. The teacher drones on about something or other and I close my eyes, falling asleep until the bell rings. Andrew shakes me awake and we head to our lockers. Just then, the principal and the girls’ gym teacher come striding up to us. "You two are in a lot of trouble. What was the meaning behind putting the dissected frogs from science lab in the girls’ locker room?" the principal asks in an angry tone.
Andrew and I look at each other, then stare at the principal and the gym teacher with confusion showing on our faces. "What are you talking about? We had nothing to do with that, sir. There is no way we could have done it. We didn’t have time to do anything today. If we did, you would be able to tell that we did it. We wouldn’t hide it from you," I said, staring at him.
The gym teacher glares at us and says angrily,"You two hooligans caused such a scene that I had to spend the whole period trying to calm down 24 screaming girls! Principal Bradley, I want these two expelled!" Principal Bradley stared closely at us and then turned to the gym teacher. "Minerva, really now. I can tell from their expressions that they had nothing to do with what happened in the locker room. They are innocent in this one prank. There is no reason for me to expel them for that."
The gym teacher harrumphed and stalked off, leaving us alone with the principal. "You two had better behave yourselves, I mean it. If I find out that you both had something to do with that prank, I will have to send letters to your parents and tell them that you two have to leave here. I don’t want to have to do that, do you understand me?" he says, looking directly into our eyes.
We stand straight and salute him, replying,"Yes sir! We understand sir!" He clears his throat and walks away from us, muttering under his breath. Once he is out of sight, we chuckle and head to our rooms. "God man. You are totally going to get us thrown out of here. I don’t want to go back to that dump called home so you need to chill a little bit, all right?" Andrew tells me. I nod and slap him on the back. "All right, Andy. I will chill for a little while, but you know I can’t go too long without doing something."
He nods and heads to his room while I walk into mine. The next morning, we start the day out with cleaning the hallways and straightening the classrooms. Then we go to classes, then lunch, then more classes, and then we have to clean once everyone heads to their rooms. At night, we hang out before lights out and plan new pranks and plan how to not get caught.
After our two weeks are up, Andrew and I finish our classes for the day and run to our rooms. "What are you up to, Joseph? I know that look in your eyes. That means I am going to be doing something extremely stupid, doesn’t it?" I grin at Andrew and retort,"Since when have I made you do anything stupid, Andy? Tell me that much."
He sits down on my bed and replies,"How about that time you pulled my jeans down and let my boxers hang out when I was talking to those girls? Or the time I was doing my homework and you changed my papers on me by erasing my name and putting Ben Dover on them? I got in trouble for that when the teacher came back the next day because of that. And also the time that you decided I needed a make over and painted my face like a clown’s while I slept."
I start to laugh as I remember that and he glares at me. "Oh come on, Andrew. It wasn’t that bad, was it? We had a lot of fun doing stupid things like that." He shakes his head and says quietly,"So what are you planning now? And it better not involve me being dragged through the halls by my pant legs again either."I shake my head and retort,"Just because of that one time I did that to you. No it doesn’t involve that at all. This time we are doing the biggest and best prank ever."
"So what is it, Joseph?" Andrew asks, looking interested. I smiled wickedly and said,"This time, we are going to do three things at once. The water is going to be turned into soda, the teachers are all going to find piss in their apple juice bottles, and the principal’s car is going to vanish from the parking lot only to be found right in his office. Are you game or are you going to chicken out?"
Andrew lets it sink in for a moment, thinking about all the major trouble we would be in if we got caught. "If we get busted for this, I am never going to talk to you again. But yes, I am in. Let’s do it," he said, grinning as well. I yell with joy at our deviousness and we get to work on it that very night. First, we poured bottles of soda in the water system, then we drank so much of it, we pissed like race horses and filled the apple juice bottles with it. Finally, it took us a total of 6 hours to take apart the principal’s car and rebuild it in his office. By the time we were done with everything, we had an hour and a half before classes, so we decided to get some sleep.
When the alarm went off, I groggily climbed out of bed and got dressed. Andrew met me in the hallway and we headed to class together, keeping quiet about what we did the night before. Our teachers commented on the water and spit out their apple juice, saying that it tasted funny. When the principal walked into his office and found his car in there, he got on the pa system and blared,"Whoever played such a horrible prank on this school will be expelled immediately! Andrew Rayney and Joseph Carter, report to my office now!"
We packed our books into our book bags and headed to the office to get an earful about the three things that we did. Andrew and I both pleaded that we were innocent and had absolutely nothing to do with it whatsoever. For some stupid reason, the principal believed us and we stayed in school, graduating at the end of the year with full honors. Yes, we were misfits and pranksters, but we also managed to keep up with our grades and do our best. We never did get caught for that and swore to never tell a soul about it until now. I hope you enjoyed reading about our wrong doings. Thank you for taking time out to enjoy it as we did.