Well that wasn't very nice! spoke the voice of Ana's long lost friend inside her mind.
Ana jumped at the sound of it, Not now, Miss K! I have to focus on what's happening now!
You are, Miss K replied, and you think that Peregrine girl is awfully rude!
You think that, K, leave me alone! Ana shot back mentally.
I'm a figment of your imagination, Ana, Miss K replied, I can't say anything you don't think yourself.
“GIRL, you WATCH IT. I’ll have you know that THIS hat is the best quality you can find. If it’s feathers fall out, then that is NONE of your business. I’ll just take it back. Or better yet, you it."
Ana cringed at the harshness of her reply, but at the same time, she felt a bit sorry for her.
“There, finally something that fits your personality: falling apart.” Snoelle sneers
“Keep it, maybe it will teach you to keep your loud mouth SHUT.”
"Look who's talking, carrot-head," snapped Peregrine, sweeping the hat off the floor,
"trying to look impressive with your blindingly colorful puffy sleeves and buttons and pretty trinkets, trying to look impressive, trying to get people to like you. Well guess, what, It's not working. They only 'like' you because you force them to, you controlling doll!"
Snoelle's face reddens with fury. Ana stared at the ground, wishing she could disappear.
"Um, guys, maybe we should go to bed." Luna cut in, trying to bring in some order.
"I don't know where to go!" she called out, raising her hand. Ana flushed as the others turned her attention to her.
"Right this way," Luna said, taking her by the hand. She led her up a flight of stairs and down a brightly colored hallway with paintings hanging on the walls.
Paintings? Maybe this place isn't so bad after all.
As they passed the dorms, Ana glanced inside one of the rooms and caught sight of Snoelle, the girl with the feathered hat. She was talking to a fox.
Wow . . . that's amazing!
"Here's your room," Luna said, unlocking the room at the end of the hall.
"Thank you," Ana replied, glancing around the room. It isn't big, but it has a bunk bed in it. Is it meant to be shared?
Ana turned around to ask who her room mate would be, but Luna was long gone.
Oh well, maybe she'll come soon . . .
I walked up to the small window and opened it, feeling the cold Aethasian air on my face. A girl stood knocking at the foot of the school gate.
"Knock and the door shall be opened unto you," Ana thought.
Does Luna know about her?