*wild cackling* I HAVE FREE TIME FOR ONCE.
"Alright in a weeks time an acceptance letter will come to your house, convince your parents to let you go and a week later we'll be meeting in front of the high school and you'll get on a bus to you new home. Pack well but what ever you don't bring we'll buy for you. Your parents should be here in about a half an hour, until then would you mind filling this form out? They'll help with the final touches on your house." Mr. Washburn handed us each a piece of paper and a pencil. I absentmindedly twirled my pencil between my fingers while reading through the paper.
Name: Cloud Saffron Istorí
Hobbies: Watching sunsets/sunrises, photography, writing small short-stories, dying and/or styling hair, playing match-maker, reading.
Favorite colors: The colors of the sunset. Specifically: Red, orange, gold, pale pinks, dark blue and dark purples or violets. Out of those, gold and violet is a preferred combination.
Height: 5 feet, 5 inches.
Weight: 127 pounds
Shirt size: Adult Medium
Pants size: (A/N: Honestly can't find consistent records for this so I'm not going to try here)
Shoe size: 7
Allergies: Seasonal allergies, specifically to grass and tree pollen. No other known allergies.
I return the paper and pencil to the man, and waited until the others were finished. Several other families were waiting.
"Cloud!" I hear Nathan yelp, before I'm tackled by the 9-year-old. I laugh from the ground, grinning as I sit up, ruffling his hair.
"Glad you're doing okay, little bro." I tell him, and he pouts at me.
"I'm not that little!"
"Awh, c'mon, you're 4 years younger than me!" I tease him with a wide smile.
"I'm only 2 years younger than Julie!" He protests, and I laugh at his defence.
"True, true. C'mon. Where's the others?" I ask him, and he bounces up, dragging me along with him.
"Cloud! You're alright! And look at you - you look healthier than before!" Dad exclaims.
"Maybe it's because I actually slept?" I joke, and Julie bursts out into laughter.
"Yeah, your teachers are evil!" She responds, before her phone tweets at her. She pulls it out, checking whatever social media she was on now. I glance loosely over them. Julie has small, minor burns on the outside of her hands. Dad has a minor burn peeking out from under his collarbone. Mom has a minor burn on her cheek.
"Mom? Can we go home?" I ask, giving a small grin.
"Of course, sweetheart. Let's go home."
-- Le TimeSkip --
I went out to get the mail, finding a large envelop addressed to me. I open it, reading as I walk inside, stumbling slightly over the threshold.
Dear Cloud Istorí,
You have been accepted into the Glassgriffin academy for the gifted. This is a free year round boarding school where you can visit your family on holidays. We believe you will be an excellent addition to our school, we request you join us. On August 1st, at 12:00 PM meet outside your local high school where a bus will come to pick you up.
The headmaster Richard Washburn
I put on a false smile, calling out excitedly to my parents.
"It's a school for students with advanced test scores and above-average grades to help them develop their talents and potential. Less than 10 people are accepted per state, it's normally around 6. It's in the mountains near DC, but it's free and I can come home and visit every holiday! You've got to let me go, going there gets some of the best recommendations for colleges and future jobs!" I beg, and my parents look at each other.
"We only just got you back honey," Mom starts.
"... But this clearly means a lot to you. Of course, you'll have to text us developments, but we'll let you go. You start packing, we'll break it to Nathan and Julie." Dad breaks in, smiling, although his eyes were sad.
"Thank you!" I yelp, hugging them both tightly, before dashing to my room. I slide down by the door. "... I don't want to put you in danger any more. I'm doing this to protect you." I whisper to my empty room, before starting to gather anything I could need.
-- More TimeSkips --
I wave goodbye to my family, kneeling down and hugging Nathan tightly before I step away.
"Love you guys!" I call, before signing in and stepping on the bus. Talia, George, and Claudia were already on the bus. I select the seat on the opposite side of George, given that Claudia looks nervous with him so close. The final kids board the bus and choose their seats, before Mr. Washburn gets on the bus.
"Alright we are going to DC but we'll be stopping in a hotel in Ohio for the night then reach DC tomorrow. You kids can decide on a movie to put in." He informs, and I nod, before pulling my own copy of The Princess Bride out from my carryon.
"I vote The Princess Bride." I suggest, grinning.