This is my story, so far. Unfortunately, I have only the first two pieces of it, right now. But, fear not! I'll get the rest up, soon! As Duo would say, "I might run and hide, but I'll never tell a lie!"
Act 1:Dark Memories Scene 1: Wherever you are, you will carry always Two girls stood together on the wide, central lawn of the Campus. The first of the pair had blond hair that fell just passed her shoulders. The girl wore a shin-length, pleated, dark red skirt and a long-sleeved, white blouse. A wide, dark red ribbon was tied around her throat. The second girl had long, brown hair that was tied back, away from her face, with a wide ribbon that looked akin to the one around her tied around her neck. Her outfit was exactly the same as her friend’s and her schoolmates’. Both girls carried a small stack of books and papers. A large group of students, over two-thirds female, were wandering toward a large, brick building to the West. A large, hand-painted, wooden sign hung up above the door of the building. Though hard to read, all of the students on Campus knew the sign by heart, “Cafeteria.” “So, where the heck is she?” The brunette girl groaned, stomping her foot on the ground. “Um, I don’t know.” The blond girl shrugged. “Bri! You idiot! You weren’t supposed to answer that! It was a rhetorical question!” The brunette girl threw her hands in the air. “I just can’t teach you anything!” “Oh. Yeah, I knew that! Sorry, Iris.” The blond girl, Bri, shrugged, nearly, dropping her books in the process. “Salut.” Another girl approached, silently. Her copper-blond, braided hair sparkled in the midday sunlight. “Oh. There you are! Finally!” Iris crossed her arms over her chest. “We’ve been waiting for you for over ten minutes!” “Ten minutes? Your class, it let out early?” The girl raised an eyebrow. “C’est impossible!” “No, we left early.” Bri said. “Zut alors! What a surprise!” The redhead said sarcastically. Her turquoise eyes flashed with amusement. “Yeah, right. So, are we gonna get lunch or not?” The brunette shrugged. “C’est bien, mais…” The redhead sighed, looking exhausted. “But, what?” “I’m not very hungry. I am,..tired.” The redhead shrugged. “A long day, already, huh?” Bri shrugged, “But it’s only lunchtime!” “Well, okay. Fine.” Iris shrugged. “Stay here then.” “Can we go eat?” Bri asked. “Yeah, let’s go.” Iris turned and began to walk toward the cafeteria. “If Amina wants to stay here and starve, that’s her problem.” “D’accord,” The redhead sighed as the two girls rushed toward the cafeteria. “I’ll see you later.” “Don’t forget, lunch is over in an hour.” Bri called over her shoulder. “You idiot! She knows that!” Iris’ voice faded as the girls disappeared into the brick building. Amina turned and began to walk toward the Southern end of Campus. A cold, autumn wind picked up as she walked. The wind was blowing in a low, cold front. The thick, dark clouds seemed to bloom in the sky like dark gray hyacinth. The autumn winds were late, this year. It was already October and the winds had just begun to pick up, chilling everything in their path. The seasons had not yet, lost their wonderment. The broad, deep green leaves of the ivy vines that covered the bottom half of the ancient, brick building fluttered in the wind. The leaves of the large trees that dotted the Campus were beginning to change into their fall colors. Several newly fallen, brown leaves crackled under Amina’s black shoes as she walked. Her long-sleeved, white shirt billowed out around her as the wind blew. Her pleated skirt whirled and fluttered in a bizarre myriad of red, while the broad bow on her throat flapped like a trapped bird against her skin. “Hey!” The voice startled Amina. Her dark, shadowy, turquoise eyes darted to the sound’s origin. A small group of girls huddled together against the sharp, stinging cold of the wind. One of them waved to Amina. She was taller than the redhead; almost everyone was. Her pale, blond hair blew around her shoulders in the wind. The pale, baby-blue eyes were fixed on Amina. “Hey! I know you! You’re in one of my classes!” The girl smiled at the redhead. “My name’s Sabrina.” Amina ignored the girl, and continued to walk, silently, toward the South end of Campus. “'Ello?” One of the other girls waved at the redhead. “She does talk, doesn’t she?” The rest of the girls giggled. “Hey! Wait a minute!” Sabrina called, and rushed up, behind Amina. Amina stopped walking. “I just wanted to ask you, if you wanted to study with us, later.” The girl blinked. “Biology, right?” Amina spoke without turning to face the girl. “That’s right.” Sabrina stared at the copper-blond braid that rolled down the other girl’s back and brushed the back of her skirt. “C’est bien. We can talk, later.” She began to walk, again. “Uh, sure.” The blond blinked. She watched Amina walk away for several seconds without moving. Then she turned and walked back to her friends. All of the girls began to laugh at once. “God! What a weirdo!” One of the other girls giggled. “Well, they say she makes straight A’s!” Sabrina shrugged. “So what if she has the personality of a wet noodle!” All of the girls laughed at the joke. “But, she's hiding something! And we’ve gotta find out what that girl’s secret is!” Sabrina pounded her fist in her hand. “The press has a right to know! And since, we’re the only press on Campus, we’ll have to dig up the dirt ourselves!” The other girls giggled, again. They were all on the combined yearbook and school newspaper staff, which meant they had the latest gossip on everybody! But no one knew much about the redhead, and the rumors were too juicy to go on without being backed up. The latest of which stated that Amina was a rebel from the colonies plotting to take over Earth. But that was ridiculous. After all, Amina was short, quiet, and from France, right?
Scene 2: The truth of the scars
Amina crossed out of the far reaches of the brick buildings. She passed the soccer fields, before long, and jumped over a row of hedges that marked the end of the Campus. Underneath her feet was one of the many, huge splotches of dry, brown grass in the fields behind the Campus. This field stretched out for more than a hundred meters, then ended in a row of small trees. The turquoise eyes locked onto the distant line of green and orange leaves. Her final destination lay just beyond the trees that had been touched by the autumn cold. I must hurry, the girl thought. There isn’t much time left, and it has to be today! Today, I will begin to keep my promise, Father. Amina’s mind drifted back. The memories returned with force like they always did on this day… …The large, steel building rose up into the sky above her. She stared up at it and sighed. Father always brought her to his meetings, and they usually lasted for days without getting much accomplished. She shrugged and giggled. It didn’t matter, though. For once, she was just happy that she could come along with Father. He had been busy for months, discussing and trying to coerce the other delegates with no luck. It seemed as if the colonies would remain silent to one another for all eternity. But then, they had reached some new breakthrough. All of the delegates from the L1 colony were here to meet with the Earth delegate to discuss a mutual, peace agreement. The girl knew all of the other delegates, personally, having met each of them. She had even been to one of the other colonies. Although, nobody ever believed her when she told them. And though she was young, only fourteen, she understood all of the concepts that her father debated over with the other colonies. She, in fact, had prompted more than one argument over the years and because of this, she was considered by the delegates to be one of the brightest, young diplomats to come. The girl smiled as she skipped through the lobby. Her soft, turquoise-blue dress fluttered around her small frame and her bright, turquoise eyes flashed as she took in the sights around her. Her long, wavy, copper-blond hair trailed down her back, brushing the backs of her knees as she darted through the building. She wore a tiny pendant around her neck. It had been a gift from her father on her seventh birthday, after her mother’s death. It was a pale, turquoise-blue sapphire that matched her eyes and was surrounded by diamonds. She recognized one of the other delegates, as she skipped along. He smiled and waved to her as she passed. The girl waved back, returning his smile with a bright one of her own. Suddenly, the girl shivered. She spotted a group of uniformed men waving around. Something was wrong here. Something terrible was going to happen, she knew. Then she spotted her father, and shook off the feeling of dread. ‘Father! This is spectacular, a chance in a lifetime!’ The girl rushed to greet her father. He was a tall man with soft, brown hair and wired-rimmed glasses. ‘That’s right, my jeune louvre! That it is!’ Her father smiled and patted her on the back. The girl smiled at her father’s play on words. “Jeune louvre” was an ambitious young professional or a young wolf. Her mother had loved to call her daughter her “little wolf,” when she had been alive. Of course, her mother always had the accent perfect, having been born in France on Earth. Her father was from the colonies and, well, was not as gifted. ‘Oh? I should call you that more often, Amina.’ Her father laughed. ‘If you do that, I might act the part!’ She winked at him. ‘No, no. That’s last thing we need now is another wolf in the colonies. Did you see the soldiers walking through the building?’ ‘Yes, Father. Oh God! You don’t think they have anything planned, do you, Father?’ The girl’s eyes narrowed, and grew dark. The feeling of dread returned. ‘Now, now, musume! Don’t worry, everything will be fine!’ ‘But, Father! If something happened to you..!’ The girl choked on the words. She knew what would happen. She would be alone… She would have no one to take care of her, to care about her… ‘Don’t worry, my dear! I was warned prior to this, and I made certain provisions.’ He smiled, and unbuttoned part of his shirt. Underneath the thin shirt was a bulletproof vest. ‘See. If they try to shoot me, they’ll only waste their bullets.’ ‘Oh! That was a good idea, Father!’ The girl smiled, although she did not feel very relieved. But she knew how important it was to her father for her to be happy. ‘I won’t worry anymore!’ ‘Good.’ The tall man smiled. ‘Now, I know you wanted to sit in on the conference, but they won’t be allowing outside personnel. I’m afraid that includes wolves. So, you will have to wait outside. But, I believe, the Earth delegate, Mr. Doriland, has brought along his daughter. She is year older than you are. I hope that will not be a problem.’ ‘Oh no, Father! I will be happy to talk with her, when I find her. I’m sure, she will have interesting views on the future peace between the Earth and ourselves!’ The girl smiled slightly, her fingers strayed to the necklace. ‘You are a good girl, Amina. Now run along! And musume.’ ‘Yes, Father?’ ‘Have fun.’ Her father hugged her and then walked to the room with the other delegates. The girl watched him go, sadly. She walked back to the room that her father had booked, the night before. Her father had wanted a head start on his preparations for the Earth delegate’s arrival. She walked in and looked around. She spotted a small picture of her father from several years ago, shaking hands with another man. She picked it up and stared at it. She looked down, out of the room’s window, and spotted a girl about her age walking out of the building. She rushed out of the room and down into the lobby, quickly, eager to meet the Earth girl. She stopped in the middle of the lobby and stared. The Earth girl was handing something to one of the soldiers, a woman officer. The girl could, just barely, hear the exchange of words. ‘Excuse me, ma’am. You left this back there.’ It appeared that the officer had, accidentally, left a small compact and the girl was returning it. However, at this angle, The redhead could see the flashing light in the small device. She blinked, knowing that the compact was not what it appeared to be. She could not move; she just stared. ‘You idiot!’ The woman screamed, snatching away the small device. The woman threw the device through the window where all the delegates were. The redhead girl watched the device fly through the shattered glass and explode just inside the building, above her head. ‘Father!’ The other girl cried out, running into the building and passed the redhead. The redhead girl just stared. Her bright turquoise eyes were wide with horror. ‘Go after the girl! If she resists, kill her!’ The woman in the uniform yelled, pointing at where the other girl had just been. The bright turquoise eyes followed, too shocked to shed tears and too horrified to do anything, but stare. That woman had just murdered her father. The soldiers rushed passed the girl without stopping. No one seemed to see her. Suddenly, the girl felt sick. She turned and threw up on the lobby floor. One of the soldiers turned at the sound and shouted at her. ‘Hey! There’s another one, get her!’ The soldier shouted and rushed at the girl. The girl’s bright turquoise eyes turned to stare at the oncoming soldiers. ‘No!’ The girl choked out the word and tried to run. But the soldier was in front of her, before she could force her legs to move. His hand closed on her shoulder, close to her neck. The girl panicked and lashed out with one of her fists. The small clenched fist slammed, hard, into the man’s groin. As he doubled over, she heard something snap. But she could not turn to see what it was, she just ran. She ran as fast as she had ever run in her life. A combination of anger, pain, anguish, and adrenaline surged together, giving her unnatural speed as she rushed out of the building, vaulted over a bench, and ran across the street. Her copper-blond hair fluttered behind her as she ran. She was horrified and upset, she felt sick with anger and pain. But she could not cry. And for that she hated herself. ‘Mon Dieu! They killed you, Father! Oh! Father! FATHER..!’ Amina screamed, falling down on the street and scrapping her knee. ‘…Those were Earth soldiers…Earth…’ The girl felt her blood run cold with anger and hatred. The sharp pain as the hard ground dug into the soft skin on her knees felt, strangely soothing. She slammed a fist into the ground. She ground her teeth as she vowed revenge. ‘There can be no peace until those butchers have been repaid for what they did!’ Her eyes grew dark as she spoke. ‘You’ll pay for what you did! I’ll make you pay for murdering my father!’ The girl stood up and began to walk away, slowly. Her eyes burned, appearing shadowy and dark, but she did not cry… She could not cry… Amina’s thoughts snapped to the present. She shook her head. She was at the line of trees. She passed under the low-hanging branches. On the other side of the trees, a large lake stretched out across the landscape. The lake was once a man-made crater, carved into the landscape by missiles and buster rifle fire, during the war, two years prior. The irony of the placid, beautiful lake carved out of cold stone by blazing weapons had made her laugh. This was perfect; this was the spot she needed to begin her work. And most of the other students did not know of the lake’s existence, making it the perfect place for her mission to begin, and end. The grass ended about a meter behind the trees. After the grass ended, the ground dropped off into large piles of rocks. The rock piles dropped down a few meters, and beyond that was the small, sandy bank of the lake. Amina stopped moving, suddenly. The bright sunlight was flickering off something shiny in the far distance. She frowned. Someone was following her, had been for a while. Amina smirked, thinking, not for long.