|I woke up on the floor that morning. I was sweating like a piggle and I desperately needed a chill pill. I had the strangest, most terrifying dream last night. I was being killed by a master wizard. He was tall and thin and his hair was greasy and jet black. I was hardly alive and he laughed a cold heartless cackle. I felt terrible. Who was this man and why was he so familiar? I asked myself that all through breakfast.|
“Hello Victoria, dear.” My mother greeted me as she sat down at the table.
“Good morning.” I continued to stare down at my breakfast.
“Why are all of your blankets bunched up on the floor?” Mother asked.
“I guess I fell off my bed last night.” I wasn't going to tell her about my dream. “I must have rolled over too far.”
“I guess so.” Mother clapped her hands and the butler scurried over with her breakfast on a silver tray.
“Here you are ma'am.” Harold, the butler, set the tray down in front of my mother. It disturbed me.
“Why can't we be a normal family?” I stared at my mother in disgust.
“What do you mean by that?” My mother held up her finger to pause and then spoke once she swallowed her food.
“Why can't we live like the other families in Marleybone?” I asked.
“You want us to be poor and live in little apartments along the streets?”
“I'm not asking to be poor.” I corrected her. “I'm asking to not be so fancy.”
“Why is that?” My mother seemed surprised. I don't know how she could be.
“Because our family wouldn't even be normal if we were poor.” I wanted to yell at her.
“How is that?” I could tell my mother wanted to do the same thing.
“I am not your daughter for one. You adopted me.” I raised my voice a little. How could she not see the innormality of this family? “Plus, you can't live without a butler to do everything for you!”
“Don't you raise your voice at me, young lady!” My mother was yelling now.
“All I want is to fit in!” I screamed, tears welled up in my eyes, and I ran out the door.
“You come back here.” My mother screamed in the doorway as I ran to the stables. It was the one place that I could be myself.
“No!” I screamed back. “I want to be left alone!”
I didn't even listen to my mother's yelling after that. I just took my horse, Jasper, and rode away. I rode all the way out of the court yard and down the cobblestone driveway and through the gates that guarded my home. I was free. I looked behind me and saw my mother trying to chase after me, so I rode all the way to the world portal and quickly chose the first world on the list.
I was quickly surrounded by stars and faded away. I twisted and turned and I felt like I got puched in the stomache. I found myself in the crowded world of Wizard City. Different wizards zoomed past me in every direction. They rode all sorts of magic brooms and animals. They all wore different colors. I guessed they resembled the different schools of magic.
They all varied in age too. There were very old wizards and very young wizards. One of them that had caught my eye was a little boy. Four at the oldest. He wore very oversized green robes and a hat that covered his eyes if he didn't push it out of the way every five seconds. He carried a little stick with shiny leaves all over it and it sparkled with magic powers.
Then the thought struck me. I wanted to be normal, so why don't I just enroll to be a wizard? Being a wizard is completely normal and I would be independent for the first time. I quickly looked around for someone I could get help from and saw an older boy looking into a book. I dodged wizards swiftly until I reached the boy.
“Hi. Can you help me?” I asked the boy.
“Sure.” He looked up at me and I was quickly mesmirized by his wide, icy blue eyes and perfect black hair. “What can I help you with?”
“D-Do you know where I can enroll to be a wizard?” I asked him. I stuttered a little bit, but he didn't seem to notice.
“Another newbe. You're making a great decision.” The boy looked at me with a perfect smile. “Being a wizard is really fun.”
“Good. That's what I was hoping.” I laughed a little bit.
“Here, take this.” The boy handed me a piece of note paper. It had the address to my destination. It also had the boy's name and a phone number.
“Thanks.” I mounted my horse and tried to follow the directions.
“Through the tunnel outside!” He yelled after me.
I followed the directions all the way to a big building on the right. It had stone gates surrounding it and I assumed it was the headmaster's home. I unmounted Jasper and stepped inside. It was very crowed with new wizards. Most of them surrounded a tall, old man. His beard was pure white and he had a blue robe on with yellow stars. He answered each question hurriedly, but paused when he saw me.
“I'm here to enroll.” I broke the silence.
“Come, my girl” The headmaster motioned for me to follow him and then scurried through a door at the other end of the room.
All of the wizards gave me odd looks as a strode after the old man. Some even glared. It was very scary and I felt very overpowered. I finally reached the door that the headmaster dissapeared into and I hurried inside. It was a circular room with a model of the spiral floating right above my head. The headmaster stood next to a large book and a grey owl. He had a scarf with the same pattern as the headmaster's robes and large glasses.
“I am Headmaster Ambrose.” The headmaster introduced himself and then pointed to the owl. “And this, my dear, Is Gamma.”
“Hello Gamma.” I greeted.
“Hellooo.” Gamma spoke.
“Ahh!” He nearly scared me to death. I didn't think he would talk.
“Doooon't be sooo frightened, girl.” Gamma laughed.
“Let's get on with it, shall we.” Ambrose gestured for me to look at the book he was standing next to. “Take this test to find out who you really are.”
“Okay.” I was very nervous.
I opened the book and the first question was there.
“A: Would you rather be by yourself.” or “B: Would you rather be with a group of friends?”
I chose A. Right now I would rather be independent and by myself. The next question was
“What you you think is more powerful? A: Lightning, B:Wildfire, C:Plauge, or D: Blizzard”
I chose the plauge. It has been going around the bad side of Marleybone for quite some time and it seems horrible. Then next questioon was about my favorite animal. Naturally, I chose unicorn because it is so closely related to the horse. The next five questions were very easy and now I was onto my last question.
“What is your favorite gemstone? A: Sapphire, B: Ruby, C: Jade, and D: Onyx.”
This was a very hard decision. I loves them all, but only one really stood out. It was the.....