|A Journey Through Time, Space, and a Really Silly Portal
Author: AngelofGrace96 PM
Written by five authors, so don't be harsh. Seven school kids are at school... But no-one else is! While exploring the Forbidden Basement, they fall into a magical portal, into another world! Join in as the kids go through one catastrophe after another, while still managing to worry about their love lives! Lots of humor, enjoy it! Summary sucks, WIP. Reviews appreciated.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,830 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 05-15-13 - Published: 01-16-13 - id: 3092702
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An Unforgettable Adventure
Chapter 1 - The Beginning
Hi! Angela here! This is written by me and my four best friends, so the writing style mught change a bit. Sorry 'bout that. This is a Work in Progress, so don't expect reliable progress or updates for this one, sorry. Here is the list of authors, for the characters. Enjoy it, Bye!
Aurora-Written by Opal. Elissa and Oscar-Written by A Random Draxie. Casey, Mark and Nova-Written by Syletah. Remus-Written by Scratch. Enjoy!
Aurora scanned the classroom with practiced ease. In theory, any one of these girls could have stolen her pencil case but in reality, there could only be a few likely culprits. Despite this, Aurora wasn't the person to rule out anyone without evidence. 'Guilty until proven innocent' was her theory when it came to solving important cases like these.
Prime Suspect: Veronica
Suspect Gang 1: Kirsty and/or Lydia and/or Lauren
Suspect Gang 2: Samantha B and/or Amy and/or Violet
The rest of the class could be ruled out as Aurora had it on good authority that all of the rest of the class had left before her pencil case had disappeared. Gang Two could be ruled out as they had neither the incentive to steal Aurora's pencil case (they didn't dislike Aurora as much) nor the mental capacity to pick her lock and find the pencil case in question.
Gang One had the incentive but Aurora wasn't too sure they had the mental capacity to find the hidden compartment she had secretly installed on her locker. The secret compartment contained Aurora's pencil case and one of her decoy diaries that she left in the obvious places that people would look for someone's diary. Her real diary was a spy notebook that she kept on her at all times.
This left Veronica, Aurora's arch-rival. Veronica was fairly pretty, but a bit average. Brown hair and brown eyes aren't going to make anyone stand out in a crowd after all. Veronica was a member of a gang that Aurora had classed as 'the Mean Girls'. They were your classic 'mean girls' and Veronica was their chief. All of them disliked Aurora intensely because she was prettier than them, always got the attention of the boys at their school and she was a lot smarter that all of the mean girls put together.
Aurora was so much smarter than them, that she had seen fit to befriend one of them (Gemma, one of the girls who, like Aurora, wanted to be a spy when she grew up and also wasn't quite sure why the others hated Aurora so much). Gemma was Aurora's mole in the mean girl gang. Gemma dished the dirt on the mean girls to Aurora and Aurora often got the mean girls into trouble for the mean things they did.
Aurora drew Gemma aside and asked her to be on the alert for any information regarding Aurora's pencil case. Veronica would boast to her gang if she was the culprit and this, Aurora determined, would be her downfall.
At recess, Gemma slipped away from Veronica's gang on the pretext of going to the bathroom and told Aurora that Veronica had indeed stolen her pencil case.
So I was right, thought Aurora, as she thanked Gemma, I think a spot of revenge is in order...
Elissa approached Oscar, who was looking at something he'd found. A girl with brown hair and brown eyes had given him a pencil case, telling him it was a gift from a friend. "What friend?" he thought, "I'm the class loner!"
He told Elissa about it, and she replied, "It might belong to someone. Does it have a name on it?"
They looked inside it and eventually found the name "Aurora".
Deciding to return it, they began looking for Aurora, who was in Elissa's class. Eventually they saw her, and Elissa ran forward saying, "Someone gave this to me, I think it's yours."
Oscar, as normal, hung back. He wasn't sure how to act, but Elissa took care of that, pulling him forward, she said, "Actually, someone gave it to my brother. This is Oscar."
Oscar just looked at Aurora, wondering whether he was expected to do or say anything.
Mark was lost. Again. For the fifth time within the hour. Even with a map. He blew his dark hair out of his eyes and looked around for someone who might have some idea of where he was. His eyes landed upon the group just across the courtyard. He didn't know them so he needed a good line. "Hey guys, I'm Mark, do you know how to make maps work?" Yeah. That sounded good. He'd say that.
Oscar, feeling really awkward, looked around. He saw Krystal and waved. When he got her attention, he signalled for her to come over. He nudged Elissa and whispered, "What do I say?"
She replied, "You don't have to say anything if you don't want to."
She then said out loud to Aurora, "It is yours, right?"
Casey's grey eyes watched the group of people from her tree. It wasn't hers before, but it was hers now. With a small, mischievous spark coming into her eyes, she lit a firecracker and set it towards the group below.
The firecracker hit Oscar in the back, knocking him forward into Aurora, and Elissa (who had luckily been missed by the firecracker) grabbed his arm, but was unfortunately pulled down as well.
Casey smiled to herself, and went back to studying for tomorrow's maths test.
Oscar didn't really know what was happening, and he suddenly found himself on top of Aurora. Going bright red, he jumped up. "Um..." he said "Sorry... Something hit me..."
He held his hand out for Elissa to grab. She took it, and pulled herself up."S'okay," she said hugging him, "You didn't mean it."
He held his hand out for Aurora to grab. "Um... I'm sorry..." he said, still a bit red in the face.
Mark walked up to the others "Hey guys! I'm, whoa... You look like you've just had a firecracker explode in your face"
"How did you guess" Oscar said sarcastically.
"Hey, man, your face is red, have you been perving on the girls again?" Mark wondered out loud.
"For your information I've never done that" he said, as if it was the most well-known thing on the planet.
"Would you like to?" Mark inquired cheekily.
"Oh" said Elissa, "Well, my brother and I are glad to meet you."
Oscar gave Elissa a look that told her "Seriously?"
Elissa looked back at him, as if to say, "We don't know him yet, he might be really nice."
Then Oscar rolled his eyes, like "You like him? Honestly?"
Then Elissa looked at him like "Don't be ridiculous, but don't judge an essay by the first word."
And then Oscar rolled his eyes again (he was standing behind Mark so Mark couldn't see), Elissa said to Mark, "This is our friend, Aurora."
"Where?" asked Mark.
"She's just... There" Elissa said, surprise. "Where'd she go?"
"Is she blonde?' asked Mark. 'Blue eyes, short dress?"
"Yes, she is."
"Is that her over there?"
"Yes! I guess you must know her, then... Where did she go?"
Aurora was walking towards them, one of her trademark annoying smug smiles plastered across her face. Suddenly there was a scream from the direction of the Year 10 locker rooms.
"What just happened? Are you involved in that?" asked Elissa.
"Nothing permanent," Aurora said with an evil grin. "I only slipped a mouse into Veronica's bag. Quite harmless and it could have been entirely coincidental."
It was a well known fact that Veronica hated mice.
"Can I have the mouse when you're done?" Mark asked
"If you can find it," Aurora replied.
"Oh I will" Mark said with an evil laugh that would have made Voldemort's spine tingle.
Elissa sighed. She didn't know what to think. Finally she said, "Aurora, this is Mark."
Mark waved. Elissa wasn't sure, but she thought she saw a small spark in Mark's eye. She admitted Aurora was very beautiful and wondered if Mark was interested in her. But she didn't let anyone know she was thinking this- in case she was wrong. Out loud, she said, "I think you're in our class, Mark. Want to sit with us? There's a spare spot next to Aurora."
"Ah, great, thanks, but what about the mouse?"
Elissa smiled and said "It'll still be in the school."
The bell went.
"Let's go to class."
She ran over to Oscar, who'd been talking to Krystal and told him that the bell had gone. He said "bye" to Krystal, and walked over. It was art, Elissa's favourite. She grabbed Oscar's hand and Mark's arm (he happened to be nearest) and pulled them (not too hard) over to the lockers.
Aurora followed at a more sedate and elegant pace. She wondered whether or not to reveal to her friends that she wasn't fully human before they found out by accidentally seeing her pointed ears.
Upon arriving at the lockers, Oscar turned around and saw Aurora, walking a bit slower. He had no urge to get to art class on time, unlike Elissa, so he walked up to Aurora. He saw that she was trying to figure out something, or was concentrating hard on something. "What'cha thinking?" he asked. He wasn't one to be curious, he was just trying to make conversation. He still felt really awkward (he wasn't good with newly met people) and he was sure she could tell- even though Elissa had told him a million times that it only ever makes him seem shy.
"Oh, nothing important." said Aurora quickly.
Oscar could tell that she was hiding something.
"Now listen" Oscar said,"I know I've barely just met you, but we're all friends. I'll tell you right off, I'm almost complete introvert. But I can talk when I want to, I do indeed have a voice. I can tell something's bothering you, and as far as friendship goes, I think you should be able to tell me if it's something that isn't either completely personal or someone else's secret which shouldn't be told to anyone but you."
Oscar had, for the first time, shown Aurora the side of him which Elissa knew even better than she knew his shy side. The side that always looks out for his friends, and is there for them when things go wrong.
"Alright," Aurora sighed. "Tell Elissa, Mark, and Krystal to meet me in the library after art class. You come too."
Just then, a mean teacher appeared, "What are you loitering around in the corridor for? Come on, off to class!"
The teacher, Mrs Pince, walked off with her trademark tiny steps and Aurora poked her tongue out at her retreating back. She and Oscar hurried of to class before the school's ultra-mean teacher, Mr Filch, came and put them in detention for something as ridiculous as 'looking shifty'.
In the class room there was a new student sitting in Oscar's spot. The teacher introduced the new boy as Remus and Remus just turned and smiled shyly.
Oh boy, thought Aurora, not another boy. I am soooo sick of boys.
Remus stood up and said "Oh is this your spot? Sorry I'll move"
"No, it's okay" said Oscar in a hurry, "You sit there."
Elissa looked at Oscar, and after another small expression-discussion, she spoke up.
"You sit there," she said, "He doesn't mind. There's another spot behind us, he'll sit there."
A look of understanding passed between her and Oscar, and Oscar went and sat down behind them.
"That was my brother, his name is Oscar. Would you like to hang out with us sometime? Maybe after school?"
Oh great, thought Aurora, another person I have to tell.
An expression of happiness shot across Remus's face, he had never had a friend before and he couldn't believe someone had just asked him to hang out. "Yes, I mean if it's not to much trouble, do you want to go rock climbing? Or rowing? Or skateboarding? Or bike riding or you know something you want to do"
"Not sure what we could do," said Elissa, "I'll ask Oscar and see what he wants to do."
Elissa passed a note to Oscar saying "Remus'll hang out with us after school. That fine with you? He might want to go somewhere, an ideas?"
Oscar read it, and looked at Aurora with an expression on his face as if asking, "Are you okay with telling him?"
He wrote back, "Are you sure he has too? Aurora had something planned"
Elissa read the note, and, turning to her right, saw Remus had read the note. He had a sort of hurt expression on his face.
Remus quickly put his hand over the note
"It doesn't matter" he said. "I don't expect you to trust me right away" he paused "I'll prove I'm trustworthy to you" And with a look of determination he turned back to his work. Elissa handed Oscar the note. "Don't worry about it, he's just shy."
"Well, I have something I really ought to tell you, but I have to tell you in private. After that though, I wouldn't mind going for a swim. It is most dreadfully hot today," said Aurora, leaning forward so that she could speak to Remus.
"Are you sure you don't mind?" Remus said with an obvious tone of wanting to know.
"Telling you won't take long. Well the telling part won't. Your reactions to what I'm going to tell you might take longer," Aurora whispered.
"Children! Quiet now. The lesson has begun," came a strident voice from the front of the classroom. Every student groaned. They had a substitute teacher for art today and the sub was Mr Filch. The most hated teacher in the school.
Remus turned back to his work not quite sure if he had made two friends or not. It seemed to good to be true. Oscar didn't really trust him but the others did. So basically he would be with them after school but he thought that he would fit as a friend for Oscar if he could just prove to Oscar that he was a perfect friend.
"Are you sure? About telling me?" Remus asked Aurora.
"If you're going to hang out with us you'll find out at some stage. I'll be careless one day and then out comes my big secret," came the reply.
A white board marker came flying at Aurora's head from the direction of Filthy Filch. She ducked just in time and went back to her work.
"DON'T YOU DARE THROW A WHITE BOARD MAKER AT AURORA" Remus yelled at the top of his lungs
Mr Flich came up to Remus and once his warty nose was a millimetre away from Remus's own, he whacked him across the face as hard as he could and when Filch spoke Remus could smelt the tuna fish that he had for lunch "If I could give detentions I would but since I can't..." and he whacked Remus again, "I'll just whack you,got it" and he threw Remus back into his chair that toppled over. However instead of pain and humiliation Remus felt angry but he kept his mouth shut and started to draw again.
"Are you okay?!" cried out Oscar, rushing to his side.
Mr Filch took a step towards Oscar, but couldn't do anything because Oscar had grabbed the hand that was pulled back ready to hit him too.
"So is this how you treat new people? Is this how you treat people who are supposed to respect you? Would you treat your friends like that? How about your wife? I bet you've hit her heaps! Now listen, if you want to remain a teacher, you won't hit my friends no more. If you do, I'll... I'll... I'll go to the government!" he said angrily, thinking of the worst thing he could think of.
"You have rules to not throw stuff in class," he continued, "Yet you threw a whiteboard marker at Aurora. I don't think you're a very good role model if you don't live by you're own rules."
He looked at Remus, and quietly said, "Good go, mate" before calmly walking back to his desk and continuing his work, wondering what would happen. He was certain he would get bad grades. Mr Filch seemed surprised, and he went back to his desk slightly stunned. He then pulled out his mobile, and called their normal teacher, Miss Thomas.
"Miss Thomas? Yes, well I'd like to request a detention for a few of your students," he said, "Yes, I'll talk to you about it tomorrow. Goodbye" and then he hung up.
Everyone in the class had been holding their breath during the phone call, and they all let it out now.
"Anyone who talks" he said, "will have a whole week of detentions!"
Aurora's hair went flame red and her eyes blazed with a blue fire but when she spoke, her voice was all sweet and innocent. She raised her hand. Mr Filch looked down his nose at her.
"Yes, Miss Ivanov?"
"May I please fetch something from my locker, Mr Filch?"
'I forgot my eraser."
"Very well. But take someone with you."
"Remus," Aurora said standing up. She jerked her head in the direction of the door and Remus followed her, meekly. He didn't know why Aurora's hair had gone red but he knew that she was very angry.
The two walked in silence in the direction of the locker room but Remus got confused after Aurora fetched the eraser from her locker and then walked off in the direction of Miss Fritton, the principal's office.
"Where are we going? The classroom's that way," said Remus.
"We're not going back to class just yet. I am taking this to Miss Fritton. Filthy Filch could be arrested and/or fined and/or fired for assault and/or child abuse and if I have the chance to get him into trouble, I am going to take it," she replied. Her voice had changed. She now sounded absolutely livid.
Aurora and Remus arrived at Miss Fritton's office and Aurora took a moment to tug down the hem of her school dress and make sure her hair was it's normal blonde colour so as not to arouse awkward questions. She knocked on the door.
"Enter!" came the reply.
Aurora and Remus entered.
"What have you done, Miss Ivanov?" sighed Miss Fritton.
"It isn't something that I've done, miss. Well it is a bit, but Mr Filch, who is substituting for Miss Thomas, threw a whiteboard marker at me and if I hadn't ducked, I could have been knocked out or received a broken nose. He also hit Remus across the face."
"He did WHAT!?" exclaimed the principal. "What did you do?"
"I answered a question that Remus asked me and after Filch threw the pen at me, Remus spoke out against him."
"Sounds perfectly justified to me. Not the violence, your reaction Remus."
"Sir, with my knowledge of the punishments at this school, the very most he can do is put us both in detention. And isn't there a law against hitting people? Couldn't he be charged with assault?"
"You're absolutely right, Miss Ivanov, return to class and send him to me immediately. I will send Mrs Clarkson to the art rooms directly."
Aurora and Remus returned to the art rooms.
"You took your time, Miss Ivanov. Return to your seat this minute or you shall have detention for the rest of the term," snapped Filch.
"I don't think you are in any place to be making threats, Mr Filch," said Remus. "Miss Fritton wishes to see you in her office."
"I'll go after class. I want to see you two behave."
"She wants to see you now," said Aurora in a voice so icy, it would have kept a volcano frozen solid for a year. "And, if you value your job, I'd go there right now."
"If I were you, I'd sit down, Missy."
If you were me, thought Aurora, I'd be ugly.
Nevertheless, she and Remus sat down, grinning at each other.
The class was completely silent for the rest of classtime, and after what seemed forever, the bell went, and everyone rushed out of the class, away from Mr Filch's watching eye.
After class ended Remus rushed to Oscar
"Thanks mate, that was really brave of you and if there's anything I can do at all just say so and I'll come running," he said firmly.
From the look in Remus's eye it was obvious he meant every word and more, he obviously really respected Oscar and desperately wanted to be his friend.
"It was nothing," said Oscar shyly- he never knew how to react to these sorts of things, "I'm just glad to be there for my friends... I really wasn't thinking when I did it... It just, sort of, happened..."
Remus smiled with a twinkle in his eye, he had just been called a friend. He didn't know how to react.
Elissa ran up to them, and laughed.
"Well, are you two going to come and hang out or are you just going to stand here with your books? It makes you look like you've had a detention!"
Then she stopped, put down her books and hugged Remus.
"It was so nice of you to try standing up for Aurora, Remus. I know we're all going to be great friends." she said.
Then she hugged Oscar, "You're the nicest brother I've ever had!" she said, making Oscar laugh.
"I think you two are friends now," she observed, "You wouldn't be so relaxed unless you were. Now come! Don't you want to hear what Aurora wants to tell us?"
"Thanks but I think Oscar was the true hero" Remus said enthusiastically.
Even though it didn't seem possible Remus's smile got bigger. He continued
"But like you said lets not stand here looking like detentionaires, let's see what Aurora has to say"
"HAY OSCAR! WHO'S YA FRIEND!?"
Mark jogged round the corner "If you've got nothing on I have a few jars if worms and insects that I was thinking of releasing them into the great wild of the teachers offices and people's lockers if you wanted to lend a hand."
The way Mark was smirking would make even the most naïve person realise he had much more than worms and bugs in his bag, so much more.
Elissa looked at Oscar, wondering what his reaction would be.
Oscar just calmly - and a little coldly - said, "No thanks, I have better things to do than revenge on teachers."
When Elissa realised he wasn't planning on saying anything else, she asked him, "Are you going to hang out with us? We had stuff planned, like roller skating and swimming and things like that."
Remus wasn't sure what to say, he didn't want anyone to be mad at him on his first day so he just stayed there quietly, waiting for what others would say.
Mark looked slightly stunned "Oh, ok, it's not so much revenge as a little bit of fun, but if you don't want to help I can do it myself." Looking slightly hurt he wandered off, "I'll go ask Aurora."
"Wait!" called out Elissa- she hated to see him look hurt, even if he was annoying.
"Um..." she found herself in a position like Oscar and Remus, she didn't know what to say.
"Oscar, please?" she whispered desperately.
"Er... Aurora's that way," he said pointing.
"We were just going to chat to her. Want to come?" asked Elissa, finding her voice again.
"Yeah, this will also be fun but not as much when your not there." Remus said.
Mark rolled his eyes, "Yeah sure, talking's so much fun, you know what, instead of having REAL fun, lets go have a tea party and talk about our feelings, later" Mark hopped over the fence and headed off towards the main building.
No sooner had he left a younger girl who looked around Krystal's age came up and asked "have you seen Mark? He's a real trouble maker so I have to take him home."
"We've noticed" said Oscar, rolling his eyes.
"He went over that way," said Elissa, "I'm Elissa. Will we see you tomorrow?"
"Thanks, I'm Nova, and I don't doubt that I'll see you again soon"
"So, did you want to tell us something?" Elissa asked Aurora.
Aurora glanced around.
"Not here," she hissed and left the room, motioning for the others to follow her.
They all followed Aurora to the quietest corner of the library where they all sat, waiting for someone to break the ice. Finally Remus broke the silence. "Ok so now that you have us here what was it you wanted to say?"
Aurora was looking incredibly nervous.
"I... I...," she sighed and then came out with it all in a rush. " I am not entirely human."
"Really?" asked Elissa.
Aurora nodded, and brushed her long blonde hair, which she refused point blank to wear tied back, away from her ears and revealed that they were quite noticeably pointed.
"My mother is an elf and my father is human. My mother didn't tell him she was an elf until I was thirteen. That's why they divorced," she said. "I inherited my father's temper and level of intelligence, but I look like a younger version of my mother."
There was silence from the assembled group as they processed this.
"So? You're still our friend," said Oscar, seemingly grumpily. Elissa knew, however, he was just feeling awkward- as always.
"Is that why your hair goes red when you get angry?" asked Remus.
Aurora nodded. There was another long silence.
Remus hated awkward silences, sometimes he'd say awkward silence, just to break the awkward silence, but he couldn't do that now, so instead he said; "Human or not, I still think you've got a good heart and are a good person"
Aurora smiled faintly.
"Thanks Remus," she said. "Now who wants to come swimming?"
Elissa replied, "Sure, It's pretty hot outside. A swim would be nice."
Then the four of them went down to the pool, and had a lovely swim. Feeling happy and content, they all went to bed that night, looking forward to the next day, and the fun they'd have together.