Braveheart legacy – Part 2

I am proud to return home as a new woman, proving to my parents that I am no longer a screw up! My mom greets me with a hug and praises all my hard work. “It must have been tough but I knew you could do it Serena! Look at these amazing grades! And you even developed some writing skills too!” boasted my mother as she beamed a huge grin at me. “But your last step is to apply for university. If that’s still what you want!”  She handed me an aptitude test that I received from the cute mascot when we first arrived. Of course I still wanted to go to  university! I didn’t go to boarding school for nothing!! I took the test and started going through the questions.

“If every quibble is a wobble, and every wobble is squibble, then what is a trobble?”

Oh my! This is a lot harder than I thought!! Glancing down the page I noticed that all the questions looked quite difficult. I felt a lump rise in my throat before I shook it off. No, I am going to show this test who is boss! I didn’t waste my time going to the best boarding school in Starlight Shores for nothing!! I returned to the test with fierce determination until it was completed. My mom waited eagerly outside my bedroom door. “Well?!” she squealed, “Did you pass? Are you going to enroll?!” I looked at her sadly, causing her delight to disappear. “Of course I passed!  I’m going to university!!” She joined hands with me and we jumped around squealing and laughing.  Shortly after I called the university and enrolled. They told me the moving van would come right away!  I hurried to get my things together and waited outside for the van to arrive.  My mom joined me in the front yard and gave me a hug. “This is all happening so fast Serena! But I am glad you are going to fulfill your dream! While you were a troublesome child you always had great ambition! I’m so proud of you!” she cooed, her eyes tearing up. “Don’t worry mom, I will make you and dad proud!”

A loud rumble of a truck coming down the road broke up our touching moment. I was packed and ready for a new adventure!

When I finally arrived in my new town, I was shocked! The campus was massive as well as beautiful! How am I going to find my way around? I looked out the moving van window and sighed. I hope I don’t get lost.

The driver nudged me roughly. “Hey little missy, now that we are here, would’ya mind tellin’ me where I should be droppin’ ya off?” I looked at him with slight disgust. “The sorority house please! I want to try and bond with a bunch of intelligent ladies!” “Whatever” the driver replied as he continued driving down the street. “We are almost there anyways so get ready to get out. I have a bunch more people to pick up today!” I looked at him in disbelief. No wonder he is a truck driver, he has no social skills at all! Maybe he should have went to university…

When we arrived I hopped out of the truck with my suitcase and greeted my hopefully new friends with a smile. Before I could even introduce myself they were dragging me to the backyard. “Are you our new roommate? Oh my gosh, you’re so pretty!” shouted a girl in my ear. “Who cares if she is our roommate or not?! She’s in time for a rockin’ good party!” squealed another. The girls all babbled around me leading me to the back. “Whoa whoa whoa, wait. You can’t wear that to OUR party.” said a young woman coldy as she pointed at me and shook her head. “You need to wear this!!” she laughed as she tossed me a bikini. “This is a sorority house, and a party. You will learn fast how to dress for certain types of parties!” I laughed as I looked at the bathing suit. Wow, my first party and I just got here! I’m so excited to have so many new experiences already!! I ran inside to quickly change and then ran back out. The girls waved me over to the fire pit, and when I reached the fire they handed me a tiny beaker. “Wanna be cool? Throw this into the fire!!”  I took the little thing and shrugged. Why not? I tossed it in the fire and was amazed at the show that sparkled before my very eyes!

The next few hours were spent having fun, tossing little chemicals and herbs into the fire and giggling about the results. Eventually the numbers of girls dwindled, and I decided to go to bed.  It was so late and I had my first class tomorrow! I definitely need to get some rest! And on top of that I don’t even know anyone’s names!! I hope I will learn them soon though!

After bumbling down the hallways I finally picked a room. It was in the corner and had a quaint fireplace, as well as painting canvas. I looked around the room as I dropped my suitcase on the floor. I can’t believe I am actually here! I smiled and jumped onto my bed and crawled under the covers. I closed my eyes and smiled. I can’t believe I made it….

I awoke in the morning to a large ruckus outside my door! I groggily looked at the time. 5:30 am?! These girls get up wayyy to early! I don’t have class for another 6 hours!! I groaned as I got out of bed. At least I have time to practice some artwork. I am taking an art degree after all!!  I dug some brushes out of a drawer and began to sketch anything that came to mind.

Once I had enough of that I decided to get ready for school. Since all the other girls cleared out so early I could use the facilities with ease.

I left early since it was my first day, and decided to walk to class and take in the sites. It was a bright and sunny day and my senses were full of delight from my surroundings. I looked around and yawned. Oh no! I’m still so sleepy from last night…a party on the first day I got here was not the best idea… I kept walking until I reached class. I was excited for my first lecture and felt a surge of excitement run through my body. I definitely will make it through my day because of adrenaline! Or not…


The professor yelled loudly. “Excuse me, Miss Braveheart! I am trying to give my lecture, so please, tell me what you think of today’s material!” I shot up straight in my chair and looked at the whiteboard. “Uhmmm” I stammered.

“Well clearly you are demonstrating your creative abilities and teaching us how to hone our skills!” I stated. She looked at my smugly. “Of course that is what I am teaching. You want to be an artist not a crummy illustrator do you not? Now pay attention!” she spoke sharply. I nodded in agreement.

After class was finished I gave a sigh of relief and decided to head home.  I was feeling a bit parched, probably from all the drool I left behind when I fell asleep. I opened a can of soda that was in my bag but to my surprise it did not want to co-operate.

Already on my first day I realized that I needed better time management skills, and I would have to work hard if I wanted to party AND have a great time in class. While I groaned about my horrible day I was still excited to gain new experiences in university.  Even if it meant I had a soda can explode on me for the first time in my life.

Braveheart Legacy – Part 1

Oh hey there, I didn’t see you! I guess you decided to take a peek into my life, as a teen who aspires to one day attend university! I haven’t had the easiest life,with my father being a vampire and all!  His goal in life is to turn the town into vampires like him, but unfortunately that didn’t work out so well! An angry mob ran us out of town, forcing us to move to a new place! While I was sad that I couldn’t stay in my hometown forever, I was excited to move to a new place and gain valued life experiences! It was the most exciting time of my life, and I couldn’t wait to arrive!!  My mother left me in suspense as she purchased our new home through her smart phone while my dad drove our vehicle through the night.  The suspense was killing me, so I decided to go to sleep. Sleep makes you get there faster, doesn’t it?!

When I woke my groggy eyes, I was shocked to see where we were! We had arrived in a new town called Starlight Shores! I was so excited, as my favorite magazine was SF magazine, which interviewed many famous stars from here! I couldn’t believe my new town was going to be a famous place like this!

My mom looked back and smiled. “I knew you would love this place!”, she said happily.  “But Serena, I want you to know that our new home isn’t as great as our last. We had to pick a smaller place to start our new life in, okay?” I nodded in agreement. I didn’t care, I was experiencing such delight from being in a new place, a famous place at that!! While being famous wasn’t my main interest, I still wanted to be friends with a celebrity one day!

My dad chuckled at my mother and I while he pulled up to our house. “This is it!” he said proudly.  We all hopped out of the moving truck to check out our new place.

I was ready to run inside and check the place out, but my dad stopped me before I could start the fun. “Whoa, wait up Serena. Your mother and I have something to tell you.”  I gulped, as I didn’t want to have the fun ruined already.  “Because of my last little incident, we decided that I would… I… I’m going to join the military.” My dad swallowed hard after those words. I was shocked! I didn’t know what to say, and I stood there silently. “Now now, Serena, it won’t be forever. Your father just needs to learn to control himself, and what better way than to join the military?” said my mother in a cheeky tone.  I laughed and nudged my dad. “I guess it’s okay” I said wearily. “I want to try and focus on my studies so I can get into university or college!” My parents smiled as I bound inside the house. I hoped that I could get to university some day, no matter what….

Later that day a knock on the door interrupted our unpacking. “Who could that be?” asked my mother curiously.  I jumped up and ran to the door. “I’ll get it!” I shouted.  I opened the door excitedly to see a boy in a llama costume. “What the….” I started.  “Hey there pretty lady, and welcome to Starlight Shores! You look like you will be heading to university soon! Well let me introduce myself, my name is Logan, and I am the universities mascot! I came to give you some sweet swag, and an aptitude test you can take when you’re ready to attend university!”  I was so thrilled that we spent the afternoon chatting.

The next day my father began his training for his new job, while I was off to school.  My mom spent her time tending to her garden.

My father struggled to gain stamina at a local gym, but he was inspired by the harsh coaching words of a near by team and decided to not give up! He was going to get in the best shape of his life!!

Meanwhile my naughty self actually skipped school to go on a date with the handsome boy Logan. We went to the fair and entered into a hot dog eating contest!  I didn’t win, but it was definitely a better time than being at school!!

That night when I returned home, my mother greeted me neutrally…. “Oh hello Serena. So glad you are home. I am a bit busy right now, would you mind making supper?”  I gulped. “Of course mom, I don’t mind.” I was terrified that she might have found out that I skipped school.  I had always been a bit of trouble but I never realized how important attending school was if I wanted to get into the university of my dreams. I got out the dishes and started making macaroni on the stove.  I must have been really lost in my thoughts because the pot started on fire!! “FIRE!!!” I screamed!!

“SERENA BRAVEHEART!!!” my parents screamed harmoniously. My father panicked as we had just bought this house and couldn’t afford insurance yet.  My mother rushed over to help me put out the fire.

When the fire was finally extinguished, my mother wiped her brow and turned to me. “Serena, that is the last straw.  You need to learn just as much as your father a good lesson. I am sending you to boarding school.”  I stood there, stiff as a board. I couldn’t believe that I pushed my parents so much with my actions. And even worse, I almost burned down our new house. “You’re right”, I said.  “I need to focus on my life if I am going to achieve anything.” I moped towards my room and shut the door. I had a lot to think about.

A few hours later my father came and knocked gently on my door. “Serena” he said. “I finally got drafted, so I have to leave tonight. I wish it wasn’t today, any other day I would have preferred.” He sat on the edge of my bed and looked me in the eyes. “Serena before I go I want you to know how much I love you.  You and me both have made some silly mistakes, but look at us now. While it seems hard, we are going through life changes that will help us grow as individuals. You’ll see. When you come out of boarding school you will have so many skills that you will be ready for your university experience, don’t you worry.” I looked up and smiled. “Thanks dad. I’m really going to miss hanging out with you.” I hugged my dad tightly. “I know he said. But don’t worry, I’ll be back.  I’ve got my vampire vigor, nothing bad will happen to me!” he said with a wink. I laughed and said goodbye to my dad. He was right about everything. I’m going to work hard just like him to be a better person.  As he left I crept to the living room to watch my parents outside.  My teary mother gave him a goodbye kiss and a hug. It was sad, but we all knew that this was to have a better family.

 

After I was finished spying I went to sleep. Tomorrow was going to be the start of my own journey.