I held my two hands out and pushed them against the huge glass doors that were The Frenzy Prime Primary School's famous entrance doors and the force of opposition they gave were just the right amount for a ten year old
Frenzy Prime Primary School, a well renowned institution which became a forensics hub and medical studies institute by the year 2047 and then by 2053 it was shut down after there was the reported first ever Pyrex 9 outbreak in the sector
For quick response the entire ward had to be quarantined which was a bit excessive because shutting down only the sector would have been enough, well to me anyway.
I pushed the doors forward as i made my entrance.
The first greeting I got was the change in atmosphere as the inside was a lot more different from the other side of the doors and also different from what I had been used to with the air in my time feeling slightly heavy on the chest.
I took my first step inside before I noticed that the temperature also felt different which must have been a factor from the blast ACs they had hanging over the sliver coloured lockers. About six could be sighted hanging in the long hallway.
The colors of everything were also brighter and as i walked through the hall I could feel the essence of what it felt like being a child in this time period.
It could have been the emotions from body of my host Amanda coming through to me because the current me in this time always saw things as bleak even for a child.
I always felt like I didn't fit in which could have been due to my massive intellect at that age and apart from that there was also something that felt off but I couldn't quiet put my mind on it.
I wondered round the hallway not knowing where to go or who to talk to so I tried as hard as possible to avoid any eye contact with the other kids and there were a lot of them, about forty loitering and standing in groups
"what's up class prez"
"how you doing Amanda?"
I got multiple greetings from various students as I walked the hall but I didn't know how to reply so i kept to myself with my head lowered
'This Amanda kid must be really popular in school, class president? Wow! At this age I was the first in line for the number one loner position' I thought then I smiled saying "but I was a genius though"
"Hey Amanda, over here!" said one of the kids who was standing by the lockers
Since this time the call wasn't up close like how the others did my mind didn't really recognize that I was the one being called but when it did I ignored them.
"Amanda! Hey?" The calls went on and then started getting louder and unavoidable.
'Persistent little... who is it anyway?'
I looked back at the direction which the voice was originating from to see a kid, a young girl with the same ponytail as me and even matching coloured ribon waving at my direction, most definitely at me.
'Who the fuck is this supposed to be? A best friend? Guess there's only one way to find out and if she is I have to keep things normal so she doesn't get suspicious'
*SCOFF* I chuckled
'Who cares if she gets suspicious anyway, she's just a kid, what's the worst that will happen?' I grinned then I walked over and stood by the lockers with the mystery girl in front of me
I looked at the girl for some seconds not knowing what to say or how to break the silence.
"Where were you going Mandi? Your locker is right next to mine" she said with a worried face directed at me
The girls usage of a nickname made me to realise that she was closer to Amanda than the others who just used the plain name or referred to her with her title but it still didn't disclose who she was and what level of relationship they had.
I looked at the supposed Amanda's locker then I looked at the girl and finally I looked back at the locker ones more in a rather fast manner
"Huh, ummm lez—Bri—" I had no idea what her name was but tried to guess the name that would best fit her face but it wouldn't take, she had one of those distinct faces which made the guess even harder.
I looked into her open locker and saw some notes with a name written in bold, WENDY.
"Wendy! Wendy, I was umm going to get some water to drink at the dispenser over there " I said and pointed behind me
I was blocking her view of the dispenser due to our difference in height so she had to lean to the side and look between my neck and shoulder to get a satisfying look at it.
"Oh! okay, if you say so" said Wendy with a tone of disbelieve then she continued "So how did it go, you didn't call to give me the full detail"
"Detail? Detail of what exactly, what did i forget to tell you?" I drew my words and squinted while tilting my head to the left a bit
"You know" she said then leaned in closer and whispered blocking her mouth from outside view "your first kiss with Michael"
"What?" I exclaimed
'I cant believe what the fuck I'm hearing right now, Jesus, kids'
"Speak of the devil, there he is right now" Wendy said with a cheeky smile
"Who? Where?" I asked indifferently
"Common Manda, over there!" Wendy came in closer and placed her right arm over my shoulders across my neck and using her left hand she pointed at someone between a group of boys
"You see him now, right?"
"Yah, i guess" I still didn't know who the hell she was talking about and like if things weren't bad enough a kid from the group took notice and separated from the rest then he started to walk towards us. 'Michael?'
The boy approached us and with his left hand stuffed inside his purple hoody pocket and the hooded part of it resting halfway over his head and behind his ear
He spoke "Hey Wendy, how's it going" while gesturing a greeting with his right hand
"Hey Michael" replied Wendy with an innocent smile on her face.
Michael took his gaze to me "Hey Amanda" he said then he grabbed my right hand with his left and started pulling it closer to his side.
It felt like things started moving in slow motion as i looked at our connected hands moving, at him then back at my hand again.
Without a seconds hesitation i drew back my hand from his and erupted forgetting all censorship
"WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT DUDE!"
It was at that moment i knew i messed up as everyone in the hallway took a pause from their current activity and looked at us. I was so loud that it was the expected response and unluckily for me a teacher was also present.
Miss Mildred Stacy who was surprised by the sudden outburst at first but after she got over her shock she walked over and approached me
"Miss Amanda, what's the meaning of this? you know fully well that the usage of vulgar and distasteful words is strictly frowned upon in this institution let alone using such words on a fellow student..." she took a pause and looked at Michael and Wendy then she came back to me
"As class president i expected better from you, i am so disappointed"
Mildred leaned in and held my hand
"OK, now to the principal's office with you" she said then immediately she turned around and faced everyone in the hallway.
"Every single one of you stop whatever you're doing and go to your various classes, now! And no running!" The veins on her neck bulged as she spoke
Like soldiers to a command the other kids including Wendy quickly closed their lockers and headed to their classes and as Wendy got behind Mildred she whispered "sorry Mandi" before mixing in with the group
Mildred headed for the Principal's office with me being forced along
'what's up with the people in this school and grabbing my hand anyways, God, like things weren't hard already'