@faillte plotted her doom.
Ever since Lucy was young, moving was a normal occurrence from the age eight and up. After he had stopped visiting her, she left shortly after. That was when she never got to see her best friend or him again without ever uttering a single goodbye. Losing both of what LITTLE good influences she had on her life disappeared with them and she was never quite the same. Since then, she never did quite fit in and the teachers often paid special attention to the child who needed it whether or not she wanted it. She would have liked to make NEW friends and she wanted to make memories of what she little time she had but she was isolated. Instead, she was forced to spend her time picking up after her belongings that had fallen or dumped to the wayside. Eventually, the little girl of sunshine STOPPED trying whenever the teachers gave her that sort of consideration and she began to try and hide her illness. Hiding it, however, changed each new teacher’s perception of the girl and began to assume that she was having difficulty in studying and was lagging behind.
For some teachers, she played ignorant and apathetic and for others, she was herself filled with cheer and enthusiasm. Due to her lack of proper attendance in school because of frequent VISITS to the hospital, Lucy had to stay after school to make up for the missed classes. The teacher that often spent that special time with her was always one that had quickly grown fond of her since she was often filled to the brim with questions and an eagerness to learn that was hidden from the rest of her classmates. But that meant she revealed the genius to some teachers, a natural born prodigy when it came to any subject she learned. What she excelled the most in was science; most particularly biology and natural science.
However, such talent was hidden and restrained after Lucy had learned one teacher had taken her words and published a work under their name instead of hers. Discovering the plagiarized work was a low blow to a prodigal girl of eleven and she stopped telling people about her ideas. Instead, the girl grew with DOUBT of people, wondering if there was anyone else as comforting as he was or as kind and wonderful like her PRECIOUS best friend. Still, this didn’t prevent the girl from trying to make friends every time she moved to look on the bright side, even though this still meant that she had to hide parts of herself. But then, everyone seemed to pity her when they found out.
It’s been near a whole semester since Lucy met Eileen, a vibrant young art history teacher-in-training that had the responsibility of looking out for her after school. The youth was about fourteen, showing signs of improvement in physical health, and was allowed more HOURS at school. Lucy’s mother wanted Lucy catch up on schoolwork she had missed since she was gone almost a quarter of the semester and Lucy had never been happier. Miss Eileen was nice and as energetic as she was and all Lucy wanted to do was be with Miss Eileen.
There was only a week left of school before they were let out for spring break and Lucy wanted to spend all of her time with her favorite teacher. ( Even if she was just a teacher in training. ) Today, she had brought a book for Miss Eileen to read on her off time which depicted of an adventure where the main character would encounter TRUE love on a harrowing adventure to save her kingdom. It was a dazzling book and she couldn’t wait to share it that she was fidgeting in her seat the entire day.
She waited with bated breath for the bell to ring. The moment the clock struck and the bell rang, she swiftly scooped up her small brown messenger bag and excitedly dashed off to Miss Eileen’s classroom with buzzing energy. She burst through the door with an excited squeal, nearly tackling into the other in her excitement, ❝Mademoiselle Eileen!❞ She wrapped her arms around the other’s waist briefly and pulled out the book triumphantly with an accomplished grin. ❝You HAVE to read this book when you get the chance okay?! This one is exactly the type I think you’d really enjoy
— fierce adventures, heart-jarring romance, and of course, lots of amazing loyalty and dedication.❞ Lucy sat down on the closest and nearest seat with a stifled giggle while pulling out the paperwork assignment that Miss Eileen had given her.
At this current moment, as exciting as it would be to talk about a book, Lucy was not at all concerned about the EXAMS that were to be had this week just before their break was to begin. ( She wasn’t worried, quite honestly——she knew the material like the back of her hand. ) But still…