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Chapter One

The first day of our lives is approaching fast. It’s within eyesight, we can almost touch it, taste it, and taste the sweetness of the outside world. Three weeks before Prep seniors are free. Sounds pretty short, though first, we need to be successful in beating the shit out of the coming finals. It’s like needing to go through an odyssey and surpassing death-defying obstacles in an RPG game. I took a drag of my last Marlboro red and leaned back.

And say I forgot to tell you what Prep is? It’s our school, the only exclusive school in the middle of downtown New Hampshire. Where the wealthy citizens of downtown send their overprotected and money nurtured children to be educated and to be different from the rest of the “world,” or so they say. Outside our security-camera-packed box lays the real face of the world. Don’t get me wrong, that’s just a part, a third of what the real world is that I’ve been babbling about from the start. I’ve been outside, and to be candid, I like it out there. I like the dirtiness, the unsecured routine of everyone unsure about what’s going to happen tomorrow, next week or even after the sun comes down.

Going to an exclusive high school in the middle of a high-rate murder filled place has its pros and cons. In example for downsides; Prep has a painful one hundred and eighteen students from ninth to twelfth grade, which locked every single student under the prickly vision of rapists, robbers, drug dealers (won’t that be in pros though?), and any probable cause of dangers especially to us. Up until I was a sophomore, my parents felt the need to pay a chauffeur and a limo monthly to fetch me from school to my home, which was about five miles. Truth is, I don’t need all of these royalty treatment. Sure Prep students are wealthy but let’s face it, we’re not that rich so all of these limos are not necessary.

The sky above me was a mix of pale tan, orange, pink, red and some specks of gruesome purple, indicating an upcoming presence of a storm. The sun was already out for the day, but left tracks of its fire above as the moon taunted to take over for the night. To be honest, it’s a pretty nice 27th of May, it’s not too warm as it usually is. 

“Hey, Aiden.” a small voice said. Of course, I knew that voice, I didn’t need to open my eyes to peek and make sure it was her. Lillian Farro, the cute drama queen of Prep. I nodded, not knowing if she saw it or not.
“It’s a nice day, isn’t?” she murmured. The grass beneath us is different from a bed, but I felt her plopped next to me. Not really wanting a conversation, I just nodded.

“I can’t believe how fast time flew by,” she laughed quietly. “it seems like yesterday, we’re all freshmen, wondering what our first smoke would be like, our first fuck, or next fuck up. Then all of a sudden BAM! hits you hard on the face.” finally, I opened my eyes and looked at her.

“We’re almost adults, almost there.” the sound of her voice faded, lost to the humming of the summer air.

Here she goes again. Being the drama queen of Prep, it’s normal for her to be all weepy and cute (haaa, bad Aiden). But I know what she’s moping about isn’t something unimportant such as why Blah cheated on Blah in One Tree Hill. It’s about us, her friends, her peer, her extended family, as she calls us, and our forthcoming high school finale. Now that’s something to be sad about.

“I’d give anything to walk a day in my old shoes.” I noted. It’s true, now that we got what we always wanted since we were seven is near, I feel like turning around.

Lillian’s quiet but soprano laugh hummed and almost made me dizzy. It was a myth that all Prep students must be a soprano or tenor. Sadly, I’m not in any.

“I know. Sometimes, I do wish the same, Aiden.” we smiled at our inside joke for a moment then silence blanketed us.

Both of us were lost in deep space of thinking about The Future. What’s it like? I imagined some of Prep girls ending up in New York like Sex In The City. And the crew, I suppose could be the casts of Friends. Haha, after all we are friends. Would anyone marry anyone? Probably not. Whose going to succeed and whose going to fail? I slightly winced, thinking it could be one of us. Will anyone die? Become a famous rockstar? How about pornstar? A model? A drug dealer? Hmm, seeing a pattern here?

I was starting to visualize people getting married, settling with their own families, having babies, but hell, I’m not in any of them, when my phone started vibrating. I pulled my new phone from my pocket and held it against my ear.

“Yo, dawg.” the voice from the other line said.

“Yeah, whattcha want?” if I’m at Prep, I’d get in trouble for using slangs such as said.

“Where you at?”

“Warehouse. Why?” I looked at Lillian who was still in her thinking world.

“Whose all with you?” Okay, this is sorta annoying me now.

“Um. Lillian, Matt, Cleo, Daniel, and Chelsea. One more question and I’m gonna go there, chop your head, fry your eyes—”

“Ahhh, I get the point! Meanie. There’s a party down at Caroline’s house tonight at 8ish. Tell everyone to come.”  I checked the time on my watch. 7:37pm.

“Ryaaaaaan, WE ARE Prep students, WE ARE the party. Yeah, sure thing. What type of party? A hook-up marathon party like the last one at Main Street?”  I said casually, remembering the party two days ago at the house of some drug dealer, which basically ended up in a massive orgy.

“No. We’ll stay away from that for a few days. It’s just an illegal parents-out-of-town party.” he laughed.

“Okies. We’ll see you guys then.” Ryan added a bunch more information about drinks, stuffs, stuffs and a bunch more illegal stuffs, then I slipped my phone back to my pocket. I turned to Lillian who was grinning madly, upon hearing the word “party”.

“I guess we have convention to attend tonight at eight.”

Submitted: June 13, 2008

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Heh that is really good. I think that you should keep writing it because I would like to see where it is going.

Fri, June 13th, 2008 9:43pm


Glad you liked it.

Fri, June 13th, 2008 2:51pm


Ooooooooooo!! Sounds intriquing. XD
Keep me updated.


Sat, June 14th, 2008 5:58pm


xP I'm working on the next chapterssss. I just can't wait for the blood and gore. *opps* That's too much info. xD

Sat, June 14th, 2008 11:31am


I like it.
I usually turn my head at the word blood and gore but for some reason I've begun to like horror stories.
well anywayss
this is a greeattt start and can't wait for the next chaptersss!

Sat, June 14th, 2008 7:32pm


I used to be like that too xD Thanks for readingg.

Sat, June 14th, 2008 2:44pm


again, very interesting. It's really good.

Sun, June 15th, 2008 6:35pm


Weeee. Glad you liked it, updates are up. =]

Sun, June 15th, 2008 12:29pm

Maple Bowen


Thu, June 19th, 2008 2:51am


xD Haha, thank youuuuu. *hugs*

Thu, June 19th, 2008 10:05am


im liking the way this has mentioned rapists at the begginning and its taking us into a party so this story is going somewhere indeed! i will definetely keep following it..... well done hope it gets better

Fri, June 20th, 2008 9:44am


Haha. Rapist. :d I do hope it does too. *tear*

Fri, June 20th, 2008 10:40am


Nice name too..... really strikes something deep

Fri, June 20th, 2008 9:44am


:d Thanks.

Fri, June 20th, 2008 10:41am

to the world a black balloon

Nice piece of work.Keep up the good work.

Sun, June 29th, 2008 7:37am


Thank you. =]

Sun, June 29th, 2008 10:55am

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