New RecruitIt all happened so suddenly. One minute, I was doodling anime figures in my notebook, and the next - I'm doing a faceplant in the grass. With wobbly legs, I stand up and brush myself off.
Kids all around me are kicking soccer balls, swimming, climbing, anything a normal kid will do. I turn around and see a large, brick building with a sign on it that says "Elemental Academy."
"Hi! What's your name? I'm Trixie. Nice to meet you! I like to climb mountains and do dangerous things. What do you like to do? My element is air. What's yours?"
I whirl around to see a tall girl with purple hair standing in front of me. She has a blue tank-top and blue eyes.
"Uh..." I stammer. What does she mean, element? "I'm... I'm Elizabeth. But I really should be getting home now... you see, there's an anime character I need to finish drawing-" Before I can finish, something cold hits me in the side of the head. I fall to the side.
"Oops! Sorry!" I stand up and see a spiky-haired boy sheepishly smiling. "I really need to work on my aim."
"What WAS that?" I cry, picking up what appears to be a chunk of ice.
The boy extends his arm, as if to shove me, but instead, another piece of ice hits me in the shoulder. "Stop it!" I yell. "What- what are you doing? How can you do that? I- I mean-"
I let out a roar in frustration. "Why does everyone keep talking about elements?" I scream.
Someone clears their throat. I turn around to see a white-haired man smiling at me. "Hello, Elizabeth. I see you've met Trixie and Carl. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Kyle, the supervisor here at elemental academy-"
"If someone mentions 'elements' one more time," I pant, "I will go insane."
Kyle looks confused. "Matt?" he yells, face pointed upwards. "Did you remove her memory?"
I slowly look up and scream. There, hovering far above me, is a giant clock - with eyes! And a mouth! Its minute hand clicks.
"Nope," it says, in a low voice.
Kyle frowns at me. "Well, we will just have to teach you. That's all."
"Teach me what?"
Grunting, Kyle pushes me towards a deep canyon. At the bottom are thousands of spikes. Kyle sighs. "Use your powers." he says before pushing me over the edge.