On a normal day at school…you see kids with bright and happy faces, hurrying to their classes…

"What do you mean, a special school!?" screamed Hao.

Sadly, this school is not normal.

Hao looked to the boy in black. "You're a vampire?" she asked.

"Yes," he replied coolly.

Hoa began to get nervous, until he opened a can of cola and drank deeply. "And I live on soda."

A vampire who drinks cola…

A blank-eyed, pale girl who's very skin was paper-white floated by, taking Hao completely by surprise.

A ghost…

"Nyah!"

Hao jumped backwards. "What-the-!"

A boy with cat ears, the one who had yelled, jumped off the book-shelf to land at Hao's feet. He bolted past her, laughing loudly.

Seconds later, a girl with black dog ears and a dog tail scrambled around the book-case, yipping madly, chasing the cat-boy. Hao sat there, stunned.

Cat-boys, dog-girls…

The boy with cold skin inspected Hao's face. "So, you're the new girl? The new flesh girl?"

"Don't be upset, Istas," said Vlad. "Don't mind him," he whispered to Hao. "He's upset because we don't get very many other androids."

An android…

The girl leaned over, smiling at Hao with her large button eyes. Hao could make out some threads in her face. "Hel-lo!" said the girl with buttons. "I'm Molly!"

"That's what they name dolls, right?" muttered Hao.

"Now you're getting it!" laughed Molly, clapping her hands in glee.

A life-size, talking doll…

The red-head girl, named Riannon, swept off her pointed hat and bowed. "Greetings, Hao." When she straightened up, she said, "Did you know that your name means "perfect"? Mine means "great queen, witch, or goddess.""

A witch…

The boy in white smiled gently. "Good evening, my name is Than, and I am a shinigami. Nice to meet you in this world."

A shinigami…

"Don't be so hard on her, Daray!" said Riannon, hands on her hips. "She can't help it if she's new, and she gets lost!"

Daray shrugged her shoulders, the black fabric barely moving. "Whatever," she muttered, without emotion.

And a goth chick…

Hao had had it. "WHAT KIND OF HIGH SCHOOL IS THIS!?"