Branch 01- Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
Part 01- That One School Morning
"My principal has always been an intolerable man. I'm not even sure he knows what his job entails, but instead of learning he likes to abuse his power over the school. He's a tall, stern man with short red hair. Most days he walks up and down the halls looking for someone to pick on. He does pick out the occasional dress code violation and class skipper, but his favorite thing to do is find homosexual students and degrade them on a horrible scale. I feel sorry for them, if they stand up for themselves then he can suspend or even expel them. When he isn't being a royal jack-ass in the halls he's in his office planning ways to make the school less exciting as best he can. Everyone in the school cringes at the utterance of his name
Drake rode the bus with a dismal look on his face. He was never very happy to go to school. This school day, however, would be much different from any other. There had been some overnight changes in the school, starting with a giant assembly to be held later that day. Several areas of the school were taped off, and his first period class was to meet in the media center. Drake sat down next to his best friend Kevin in a couple reading chairs. They talked a bit until something caught Drake's eye.
"What is this doll doing here?" He asked, picking up a creepy ragdoll from one of the shelves. Kevin was about to say something when they heard Myhendge yelling at someone.
"The last time I saw her she was missing her doll, find it and we can use the dogs to find her!" He shouted as he walked through the doors. He adjusted his tie and smiled as he addressed the students in the media center. "Excuse me everyone, we had someone lose a doll in here not too long ago. I would very much appreciate it being returned to them, so if you find one bring it by my office as soon as you can." He said smugly, and then left.
"I don't know about you
but if Myhendge wants this then he's up to no good. What he said before he came in doesn't help his case either." Drake declared. Kevin nodded in agreement as he excused himself to go talk to his other friends. Drake stuffed the doll into his jacket pocket before walking off as well. At the end of class he left the media center to head for his next period when his head began to hurt. Everything became a large blur as it blacked out. But instead of passing out he began to see shapes form in the darkness. At first it was just white lines, but then they formed the outlines of the floor and walls. Finally they formed a little girl standing in front of him.
Her voice pulsated and echoed in his head. It also sounded as though her voice was a recorded sound played backwards. "You'll be the one to protect me. You will save me three times, with this being the first
" Her voiced echoed a bit, then the vision stopped suddenly and he was standing in the hall once more.
He spent his second period in constant thought of what had happened. Repeating the words, "Save me three times." Over and over in his head. The girl who sat next to him worried about what was wrong, but said nothing. His third period was Chorus, it was also the time of the assembly, and his teacher had them signed up to sing for it. They were all warming up on stage when Drake felt thirsty. He made his way back stage when he spotted a red flashing light. It was the girl from his vision curled up in the corner with a strange device around her neck. "Are you ok?" he asked her.
She looked up with a few tears rolling down her cheek as she pointed to the collar. Drake examined it a bit and decided it must be something Myhendge did to her. He took a paperclip out of his pocket and picked the lock on the back, causing the collar to fall off. She hugged him tightly before allowing him to go back to his business.
He and the rest of the chorus sang quite well. When they finished Myhendge walked out onto the stage clapping. "I have a fantastic announcement to make my dear students and staff. From now on things will be going a bit differently. Bring her out Gentlemen!" He said as two rough looking men brought out the girl. She was wearing the collar from before, but suddenly threw it off and ran over to Drake, grabbing his hand. "The collar
. Get the collar back on her you idiots!" Myhendge shouted at them.
The men began to rush at Drake, who instinctively scooped the girl up and ran out of the theater. He heard the men stomping after him as the students and staff in the theater were talking confusedly. Drake ran out of the building with the girl in his arms, Kevin drove up to him in his truck, "Jump in!" He shouted.
"Do you even know what's going on?!" Drake questioned him.
"Who cares, if it goes against Myhendge it's worth my gas." He said as he held up his thumb. Drake jumped in the truck as it did a huge donut and wheeled out of the parking lot.
The little girl hugged Drake close to herself as they rode. She said something, which only sounded like gibberish to Drake, "Um
what?" he asked.
She put her hand to his head as he heard her say in the same voice as his vision, "That is the second; some time in the near future will be the third
He jumped in surprise, "That's great and all, but who are you?!" He asked.
"My name is Danielle, and soon enough you will see what kind of role you play in my legend