“Are you ready, Maxi?” asked Max’s mum from another room.
Max cleared his head, as he had not idea of what just took place. He carried his bag and baggage and loaded them in the car as he prepared for his first day in school.
“I hope you are not nervous, Maxi?” asked his mum.
“Well maybe a bit”, replied Max.
Max’s mum revved the car engine and then took off to Max’s new school, Skeeter High. They finally arrived at the front of the school gate which had a huge ironwork that read SKEETER HIGH in glitter. Max strained his vision further and then saw something horrifying, the ironworks changed to hanging skulls which read SPECTRE HIGH in dripping blood. Max shuddered as he did not understand what was going on.
“Maxi,you have been acting really strange what is the matter?” asked his mum.
He pointed towards the hanging skulls which had changed back to ironworks. Max just shook his head and muttered “Nothing”.
“Maxi, you have to get rid of your trauma”, said his mum.
“But I have no trauma”,protested Max
“Please do not let your new friends know about this or you would become a figure of ridicule”, replied his mum.
“I hear you mum”, Max sulked.
“There is my Maxi”, said his mum as she chuckled.
A man approached them,presumably a teacher from the school.
” Hello there freshman, and welcome to our prestigious school for the excelsiors, you must be…”
“Ma..”, Max was still speaking when the teacher interrupted him and said
” I know about you already, Max Fletcher”
Max was taken aback even with a greater deal, he had no idea how a stranger would know his full name.
“See Maxi, you are already a celebrity here”, said his mum “I am Mrs Fletcher by the way” in reply to the teacher.
” Okay Mrs Fletcher, your work here is done, I will escort Max to his new room”, said the teacher with a sly smile.
” Are you sure that he would be alright “, asked Max’s mum again.
“Yes” replied the teacher.
“Okay bye Maxi, now you be a good boy”, said his mum as she walked back towards her car.
” Do not fret son, you are in safe hands here”, said the teacher who placed his palm on his shoulder.
The teacher’s palm was surprisingly heavy and when Max stared at it with his peripheral vision, he noticed a paw.He shuddered once more and followed the teacher into the school. As he turned, his mother had just started her car when ‘BOOM’ she blew up in a blaze of flames.
“NOOOOOOOOOO!”, shrieked Max, but there was nothing he could do now.
End of chapter one
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