After a long 6 hour flight I was finally back in Illuminatos City. When we arrived at the airport and after i got my luggage I was greeted by my family and got hugs from them. We soon boarded our van and began the hour long drive home. During the trip I was telling my family about me finding David and the classes I took and what had happened a couple days before, then I began to tell them about the friends I made,
"This one on the end here is Decker, he's usually pretty happy and he's close friends with Federico here, the one in the red clothes, Federico is nice too and he speaks Spanish and uses fire.", I said as I showed my siblings and my mom the picture I took before I left, I couldn't show my dad since he was driving.
"Why are half of these boys wearing open jackets or no shirts?", asked mom.
"I don't know why..", I said.
"What about this one?", said Sunny, my little sister pointing at the picture.
"That's Andy, he's one of the first friends I made, he uses emerald stars and he wants to be the world's best superhero.", I said.
"The one in the pink is cute.", said Bryon, my little brother.
"That's Chessly, she became my first friend at the school, she's nice and she uses earth powers."
"What about this boy in the suit?", asked my mom.
"That's Tachio, he's Chessly's boyfriend, he uses water moves and he is serious but nice.", I said.
"What about that girl next to David?", asked my dad.
"She's Hope, she has these wolf like powers. She's also serious but has a nice side.", I said.
"So this was your main group you hung out with?", asked mom.
"Yeah, some were staying in the city and others were going back to their home nations.", I said. Pretty soon we arrived home. Everyone helped out with unpacking, I didn't have to worry about leaving for the next 6 weeks so I put what was needed back into my room. hashook.com/wp-content/uploads…
We had pizza that night to celebrate me coming home, however after I ate I was really tired, before I went to bed I texted David to tell him I arrived home safely. After that I was out like a light.
(The next day...)
The lights of my bedroom flicked on.
"Susan, get up. You've got to go to Saint Violet today.", said my dad. I moaned and got up from under my sheets. My hair was slightly messed up.
"Get moving!", he said.
"All right, all right.", I groaned slightly. After taking care of my morning necessaries I went downstairs and ate my breakfast. I gathered my needed things and headed out to the car, and my mom dropped me off at the school. When I got through the main gates I felt like its been forever since I have been here. After all today was the last day of the semester. As I was heading to the entrance I heard someone call my name,
"Haruna!" It was Haruna, I haven't seen her since the flight home.
"We are suppose to go to the office first and then we are going to do the presentation and question answer session in the auditorium.", she said.
"All right." So we both decided to walk to the office together. As we were walking down the halls we got greeted by other students, a lot of them surprised to see a smile on my face for the first time in a couple months. When we got to the office we were greeted by Head Master Wang. We soon got our grade reports and it turns out thanks to my time at Santa Verde it has improved my grades a whole lot, if I kept this up I could graduate next year. Pretty soon we were called to the auditorium. There was a long table on stage and a stand with a laptop and a screen that was showing the laptop screen. As me, Haruna and 3 other students took our seats. Soon students and staff came in. Once everyone was quieted down, Mr. Honda got everyone's attention.
"Good morning everyone. Today's assembly will be focusing on the exchange program that 20 of our students took and are taking for this school year. We have 5 of those students here today, each one will be talking about their experience and the classes they took. So we will start with our first student. Come up.", he said. That was me. I plugged in my flash drive and brought up the powerpoint for the 5 students, I got onto my part of the presentation and started to speak.
"Hello everyone. My name is Susan Maria and i'm a Junior here at Saint Violet. I'm signed on for the year exchange to Santa Verde. When I first arrived it was a lot different then here. The student count there was 20 students. When we first arrived we got to know the students through group activities and lessons. As the days passed we were assigned the same classes as the others but we were separated for the first 2 weeks. Afterwords we were combined with the other 20 students there. My experience there so far has really changed me, I actually found someone there i hadn't seen in 2 months, also I've made a bunch of new friends and learned many new things. That's all for my part." They all clapped and I went back to my seat. Soon Haruna and the other 3 did their part of the presentation. Soon we did our question session...
(Meanwhile at Susan's home. Dad's POV)
I had the day off work today. Ann was at work and Susan, Sunny and Bryon were at school. I was taking care of the laundry when the phone rang.
"Hello Maria Residence.", I said.
"Hello is Ethan there?", said a female voice.
"Who is this?"
"It's me Artemis." I remembered who Artemis was, she was David's mother.
"Ah Artemis, it's been a while."
"Yes, how are things with the family?"
“They are going well. Our oldest daughter got back from her first semester as an exchange student at Santa Verde and she is currently at Saint Violet taking care of documentation.” I replied.
“Ah yes, Saint Violet. Or as I like to call it, the 99 cent version of Santa Verde.” Artemis replied.
I sighed before continuing the conversation. “Okay fine. You were right, David was alive. Why are you acting all mad about it?”
Artemis suddenly changed her tone into a more serious one before she continued. “Because I told you that he was alive and even he said it, and the both of you didn’t believe us.” She then let out a sigh before continuing. “But ignoring my rage about that, I called you guys because of a couple reasons. One, did you hear about the Montez Phoenix Clan breaking out?”
“We did.” I replied. It was seen on the news.
“Good. So you know about Federico joining up with them?” Artemis replied. I then remembered that picture Susan showed us of the group of friends she hung out with, I remember she pointed to the guy in red she called Federico.
“Wait, his last name is Montez? Shoot. He seemed like a nice kid based on what Susan said.” I replied.
“He probably still is. But he’s blinded by his want for his real family. Anyways, I have a feeling that when the second semester hits, he is likely going to launch an attack on Santa Verde as well as other places and I have a feeling that the clan is going to help him. I’m already going to train David and I have a feeling Susan might go to the Fire Phoenix Nation to try and get Federico back on the good side.” Artemis said in response. I sighed, I knew my daughter was very defensive when it came to her friends.
“Sad thing is, you’re probably right. When she sees conflict or her friends hurt, she will usually try and do everything she can to help bring them back to normal. But she is just a human. She’ll likely die in that place.”
“I know. That’s why I wanted to ask you if I could take your daughter under my wing for the break. Before you flip out, let me explain why. First off, David is already ahead of my training schedule so I have to make a new one for him, which takes time. The second reason I want to do this is because in the case that she does go to that nation, she needs something to resist the heat. What better way than from a Pyro-Kinetic? Plus, I see a lot of potential in her, even if she wants to be an assistant superhero. I hung up my cape twelve years ago, but that doesn’t mean I can’t help the next generation through other means.”
“Plus, as long as those two are in a relationship, Susan will probably want to help David at all costs.” I replied.
“Exactly. While she may not be superhuman, she still can create things with those bracelets, it’ll be good training for her to control energy. Listen Ethan, while I think those two may not stay as a couple, I may also be wrong on that. As such, I want to cover all my bases and give that girl a way to defend herself if it doesn’t work, or defend her as well as my son if it does work.” Artemis said in response.
“I get it Artemis. Besides, Ann and I aren’t superhumans. She won’t learn that much if she gets her training from us. So yes, we give you permission to train our daughter for the next six weeks.”
“Awesome. And don’t worry about her safety; I’ll make sure she’ll be fine.”
“Very good. I will notify Ann and Susan about this and I will send her to your place by tonight.” I replied before hanging up the phone. I quickly got online and arrange for Susan to get a flight to the other end of Illuminatos City. Ann soon walked in and I explained to her what had happened, so Ann went and packed Susan's clothes and other needed things, Susan could pack the rest when she got home.
When I left the academy my mom was waiting at the entrance and when we got in she then told me I had to fly off to the other end of Illuminatos City tonight. I was surprised because I had just gotten home and I needed to fly again?! After packing my laptop and other things we all drove to the airport. After getting my ticket confirmed I boarded the plane to travel to the other end of Illuminatos City. About 2 hours later I arrived. After I got my luggage I went to the main hub, as I looked around I saw a lady with brown hair holding a small sign with my name. I went over to her.
"I'm Susan.", I told her.
"Ah so your Susan, it's so nice to meet you in person.", she said.
"I'm sorry um, can you tell me who you are."
"Oh right, I'm Artemis, aka David's mother."
"Oh um nice to meet you." I held my hand out she shook it.
"Come along we got to get home.", she said. When we got outside it was getting late, I put my luggage in the car and we drove off. During the drive,
"So was the flight ok?", she asked.
"Yeah." Honestly I was kind of nervous. I never really talked with David's mom very much.
"Did you enjoy your semester at Santa Verde?"
"Yeah." We just made small talk, soon we arrived at a farm area.
"We are here.", she said. This was my first time seeing David's home, it was pretty interesting. I grabbed my stuff and went inside the house. Artemis took me to the guest room and left me to unpack. st.hzcdn.com/simgs/d9111c76025…
Around 8pm I was called to come downstairs. When I got to the living room, 2 minutes later David came in.
“H-Hey Susan.” He said with an embarrassed tone in his voice.
I smiled. “Hey David.”
Artemis chuckled. “You should see the look on your face son. It’s hilarious.”, said Artemis. I giggled at David's blush.
"Anyways, Susan is here because I’m going to be training her for the next few weeks while you train with Vincent.”
“Ah, okay.” David replied.
“So that’s about it for the announcement. Also, Susan will be sleeping in the guest bedroom.” Artemis said.
“Okay. Well guys, I’m going to get some sleep.” David replied.
I tilted my head. “This early?”
David smirked. “I get up at 5:30 to deal with the chores/farm-work.” David then walked out of the room and headed upstairs. After that I decided to go to bed myself, I wasn't used to traveling in a plane and I was tired from the flight. I said good night to Artemis and went to bed. Before I fell asleep I wrote in my journal,
Today was a long day, not only did I have to take of work at Saint Violet I had to take another flight and it seems I'm going to be spending my 6 week break training with David's mother. I honestly didn't expect this. But this meant I could spend time with David, but this was my first time at his home. I don't know what to expect these coming weeks, but I know I might not be easy but I will try my best." ~Susan
I put my journal away and took of my glasses and turned off the bedside lamp and fell asleep.
TO BE CONTINUED...