“ANGEL!” Molly shrieked “WAKE-UP!”
“Huh?” Angel said as she lifted her head out of her soggy breakfast cereal.
“I’ve got some good news and some very good news! The good news is you’re going to school and the very good news is it’s a magic girl school!”
“Yay. Woo-Hoo.” Angel said sarcastically.
“It’s called Ecole Scoil Is Maudit*. Very cool isn’t it. Your first day there is tomorrow so you better get practising!” Angel had learnt a few spells along the way but NEVER as much to go to school. She was very nervous. Angel was magical but her sister (Molly) wasn’t. (Despite Molly being 20 years older than her). Angel had a plan…
*(Ecole= this, in French. Scoil= school, in Irish. Is= is, in English and Maudit= cursed, in French!)
Angel’s first day at ESIM finally came. She nervously entered the creepy, dark, misty hall. “I’m Professor Tom Malice, the principle of ESIM as you can see…” A voice behind her said in a very low and slightly French and Irish accent. She span around to see an old, creepy man. “Any way…” Professor Malice said as the great hall suddenly came to a split end. “On the right… are the classrooms don’t worry… they have the timetables the front of the doors…” That “Tom” guy’s creeping me out- he’s reading my mind! Angel thought. “You are very right, I can, and DON’T CALL ME THAT “TOM” GUY! Any way… on the left the house’s common rooms. Yes, you will get sorted today, and don’t interrupt me with your thoughts. It’s a way of communicating here… Lessons start in ten minutes sharp!”
“Oh. I’m very sorry.” Angel muttered rudely and sarcastically folding her arms and stomped back to the great hall. “Hello! What’s your name!? Is anything wrong?! Can I help you!? My name’s Ella! I’m really excited! When did you find out you’re a witch!?” A first year girl named Ella said quickly panting afterwards still grinning like mad. “Well, I’m Angel and I have a -”
“Attention please… It is now time for the sorting of the houses… My wand will examine you and shout out the house you are in… All other students off to your common room… Let the sorting BEGIN! Angel Rose Smith… Step forward…” Professor Malice’s wand rose high into the air and circled Angel. “CONDENDOR*!” The wand shouted. A couple of names Ella was called up “Ella Gracie Williams… Step forward…”
*(The houses: condendo doomed in Spanish, audaz bold in Spanish, lemal evil in Haitian, venger revenge in French!)
Ella and Angel skipped down the long corridor and turned left to a door labelling CONDENDOR “What’s the password?” The door sign said.
“Who are you and where do you come from? I can’t see you!”
“I’m a door! What’s the password?”
“Err… Bubble-gum Sugar Pants?”
“Little cry guy?”
“Don’t guess! Are you stupid? Wait for Harry!” Ella interrupted. Before Angel could reply Who’s Harry? A transparent, happy, ghost (That Angel expected to be Harry) hovered above all the Condendors. “It is I… Harry!” Harry introduced himself. “HURRY UP AND SAY THE PASSWORD I’LL BE LATE!” An inpatient student shouted. “All right, all right. The password is… BRUTAL KING…” The door swang open but everyone went to their classes. “What are you waiting for? We have spells now!” Ella said cheerfully. Angel gulped and slowly walked into class.
The room (more like dungeon!) was dimly lit as Angel (gulping again) walked in. “Today class… we will be learning the invisibility spell with me, Professor Malice…”
“Aren’t you the principle?” Angel wondered.
“STOP INTERUPTING ME!” Professor Malice boomed.
“Psst! Angel! He’s deaf! You can talk but you can’t think!” Ella whispered. Unsurprisingly the whole class heard. “YOU STINK!” Someone yelled. “SILENCE! I CAN LIP READ! DETENTION ELLA!” A minute later the class was trying out the Invisibility Spell they had learnt. A few were successful. Then it was Angel’s partner’s turn. “What’s the spell again?” Her partner asked. “Antivisionus.” Angel replied.
“OK, Acti…vision…cocus!?” Her partner said, with a slight smile on her face. Then a beam of red light came from her wand and hit Angel in the chest. Then heard someone muttering something…
“STOP! STOP! STOP! EVERYBODY STOP! What has happened? WHO DID THE TORTURING CURSE TO ANGEL? WHO?!” Professor Malice shouted. He pulled a lever on the desk and instantly the nurse came and took Angel away. After class the word was spread around that Mary, (her partner) killed Angel. Ella knew this wasn’t true so she went to investigate.
Ella secretly overheard some teachers talking and shouting. “SHE IS DEAD I TELL YOU, DEAD! There is not a single moving cell in her!”
“DOESN’T MEAN SHE’S… maybe… just maybe… she might be…” One said, lost in thought.
A week later, Ella found out how to do a healing charm. At midnight Ella crept down the hall to where Angel lay… “Come back Angel, come BACK!” Ella yelled followed by angry shooshs. Angel’s face was turning red. Ella was worried… “HA, HA! You should have seen the look on your face! April Fools! HA, HA, HA!” Angel laughed.
“How did you-”
“I learnt the body freeze spell before I came here! HA, HA, HA!” The people who Ella woke up were laughing and speechless. That night everyone had a relaxing sleep after the day of pranks. Except for Angel…