By David Hutchinson
Adrien James Hinson walked into the entrance of Magdalene high located in the city of Magdalene, Pennsylvania. He along with his other fellow former 8 grade classmates started their first day as freshmen. Adrien had visited the high school during the summer when they held freshmen orientation, so he had memorized all of the wings of the high school and he knew exactly where to go when he got his schedule. He noticed a whole bunch of other students lining up at tables to get their schedules. He walked towards the table with the sign above that read
“freshmen” as he was about to get in line he accidently bumped into this pretty girl with glasses, knocking over her bag which spilled most of its contents.
“Oh!” gasped the girl.
“I am so sorry!” Adrien apologized. They both bent down, the girl to pick her stuff up and Adrien to help. They bent down at the same time which resulted in them bumping heads.
“Ouch!” They both yelped. They rubbed the spots on their heads that took the brunt of the attack. Adrien was the first to actually make eye contact out of the two. Even though she wore glasses, the girl was exceptionally beautiful. Finally the girl made eye contact with Adrien and she was just taken back. Sure he wasn’t that muscular and he didn’t look anything like a male super model but he was extremely handsome. They kneeled there for two minutes staring into each other’s eyes. Adrien’s eyes were sky blue while the girl’s eyes were a dark chocolaty brown. The girl was the first to snap out of their daze.
“Uh hi I’m Alina.” The girl now known as Alina introduced herself. Adrien snapped out of his daze and also introduced himself.
“Uh I’m Adrien it’s a pleasure to meet you.” Adrien realized her spilled stuff was still on the ground so he began picking it up for her. She also noticed and began putting the stuff back in her bag. Once all of Alina’s stuff was back in her hand bag they both stood up.
“Well thanks for helping me pick my stuff up.” Alina thanked Adrien while smiling a 100 kilowatt smile. Adrien practically melted inside.
“Hey, I was the one who knocked your bag down by accident, it was the least I could do.” Adrien humbly admitted. Alina smiled at his sincerity.
“So uh are you a sophomore or a junior?” To Alina he didn’t seem like he was a freshman.
“Nope I’m a freshman, how about you?” Well Alina has been wrong before.
“The same actually.” The day just got a little better for Adrien. Remembering what he was doing before he met Alina, Adrien quickly looked over to the Freshman Schedule line to see that it was getting longer. Alina must have noticed too because she asked.
“Did you get your schedule yet?” Adrien hearing the question looked back at her and answered
“I was just on my way to get in line to get it actually.”
“Well I already got mine but if you want I can wait over by the auditorium doors so we can sit together?” Alina realized what she asked and did an “Oh” shape with her mouth. Adrien was shocked at first because no girl had ever asked to wait for him after only just meeting, but then he smiled.
“Sure, I’ll go get my schedule but I’ll definitely meet you at the Auditorium doors.” Adrien excused himself. Alina watched him go to the freshman line; a small smile crept on to her face.
After Adrien gets his schedule he makes his way over to the Auditorium doors which were a little bit difficult because the freshmen who already have their schedules began making their way over into the Auditorium. Adrien sees Alina casually leaning up against the wall of the right side door, so with a bit of shoving and a lot of “excuse me’s” he eventually made his way over to her
“Hey.” Alina shyly greeted.
“Hey. So you ready to go in?” Adrien motioned towards the Auditorium doors.
“Yeah, let’s go” They waited for the people ahead of them before entering the Auditorium.
“So where do you want to sit?” Adrien asked looking for two empty seats.
“You pick, I’m not really good with decisions.” Alina honestly admitted. Aiden raised his left eyebrow at that but decided not to press the issue.
“Um alright.” Adrien answered while scanning the rows of seats. He found two empty seats in the middle row on the right end near the wall.
“I found some perfect seats, follow me.” Adrien instinctively grabbed her hand and began making his way to the seats. Alina blushed as soon as Adrien grabbed her hand.
“Uh Adrien?” Adrien turned back around to Alina to see what was wrong.
“Uh?” Alina head motioned towards their hands. Adrien noticing that his hand had grabbed hers, he instantly jumped back in surprise.
“Alina, I am so sorry I didn’t even know that I was...” Adrien began to ramble. Alina laughed at his awkwardness.
“Oh it’s fine, let’s just sit down okay?” Alina asked walking towards the seats Adrien was leading them to.
“Uh, yeah sure why not?” Adrien followed after her. Alina took the inside seat while Adrien took the outside one. As the entire Freshman class took their seats, a heavy set man in his early to mid-40 came on to the stage and picked up the mic.
“Welcome every one my name is Mr. Hable and I am the Principal of Magdalene High.” The Principal introduced himself and then began to speak about what it means to be a freshman.
‘Man this is so boring; can’t we just head to our first class or something?’ Adrien thought to himself while shifting in his seat to get more comfortable.
Ten minutes went by and the Principal was still talking. Adrien began impatiently tapping his right index finger on the right side of his head, waiting for Mr. Hable to finish his “Welcoming Speech.” Out of the corner of his eye Adrien noticed something glowing very close to his head. Adrien whipped his head around to see where it was coming from but it had vanished.
‘Must have been my imagination?’ Adrien turned back around and began listening back to what the Principal was saying. That is until the glowing reappeared. This time it was coming from his lap. He looked down to see that his right hand began glowing.
“What the…?” Adrien said while holding his hand up, palm facing the wall. It began glowing even brighter and then suddenly,