No fear dating the dark underused secrets
Maybe it's the way that rainy snow settles on the ripples in the Thames with nothing but the neon lights of the Tate Gallery shadowed across the river in the distance to remind you that people are partying everywhere, but you. Whatever the case, this time of year in London, it gets dark at 4pm in the afternoon, and as always, people walk silently pass you in the street, even at Christmas. I've no plans on moving back across the pond anytime soon.The dullness of those grey skies and loneliness are indelibly etched into my memory.
Suddenly, like hitting a brick wall, the rigorous exam period was over, and unlike 24 hours ago when I had had my book wormish nose buried in economics textbooks, I now had nothing to do with the hours.I remember I had just finished up ice skating at Broadgate, which is a gorgeous circular ice rink tucked in the heart of Liverpool street, and not wanting to go home to my horrible flatmates, I was stranded for the night, complete with Hello Kitty hoodie and my figure skating bag over my shoulder. So I didn't catch the tube home, and I walked for hours through London's medieval streets. I walked all the way from Liverpool Street until I reached Monument and stood opposite pudding lane.It was a good time to think about Samuel Pepys' diary, the casualness and ferocity of that great fire of 1666 an ironic analogy to the one burning inside my head. She adjusted her glasses, staring at the floor as she walked. She slid into the lockers from the force of the hit.“Back the fuck off, before I rearrange your face.” The athlete spoke, standing in front of Moondancer, sliding her hand out of her jacket pocket. The bespectacled girl rushed into action, taking out her books and closing it to see the word again.“There's nothing wrong with it.” Lightning said simply. I want to introduce you to some of my friends.”“I'm.. The glasses didn't hide the touched expression on Vinyl's face, she smiled softly, looking at the girl beside her happily.“Does she not speak? Don't be a meanie…”“Thought I wasn't your best friend…”“You know that's not the case! A quiet bookworm stood and shuffled out after everyone had left. “C'mon, I know a few guys who'd love to change that.”“Let go of me.” She shrank, her chin slipping into the collar of her sweater, looking to her left and right for an escape.“No, you dy-” The words died on her lips as a fist connected with the bully's cheek, knocking her to the ground. “I've got your back.”Moondancer blushed, looking up at her.“Get your books.” She added, leaning against the locker to wait for her. Moondancer took her seat, watching the two walk away from the door. She'll be on your side.“I've got pictures, and I recorded it...before I had to step in.” She said.“And you chose to step in-”“When I was sure it was going to escalate.” She crossed her arms. We need to find out how she knew about it..if you can talk to Moondancer about it. It's best if I talk to Luna sooner than later.”“Thanks, cap.”Moondancer exited the classroom, her new friend standing by the door.“Hello.” She said.“Yo. She's the resident team mom.” Derpy offered with a smile.“I am not! She has a brilliant musical mind, but her preferred style is..for everyone.” Octavia said.” Lyra asked.“Moondancer attempted to ask Vinyl to help teach her sign language.” Octavia explained before Vinyl signed something in response. She looked over to her friends, Bon Bon giving her a knowing smirk.“What is it, Bon? You like learning stuff, do you know about Cryptozoology? Rainbow Dash explained your side and showed me your evidence.” She said.
“I'm going to forego detention this once…but please refrain from violence in our halls.”“Yes ma'am.” Lightning said.“If anyone asks, I'm putting you on working detention.
Conversations and laughing surrounded her as she passed her classmates. Her spiked, amber and gold hair was the first thing Moondancer noted. “Don't ever let them make you think there is.”“Thanks…”“Anytime.” Lightning smiled, pushing off the lockers, walking with her to her next class. “Listen, I appreciate this..you're just going to get yourself in trouble because she won't stop…”“Don't care.” She shrugged. Ever since Sunset chilled out, we've been relatively good…” She looked over to her. You're an easy target because you don't have a circle of friends.” She explained. ” Moondancer asked, taking a seat beside Lightning, who had sat during the introductions.“Vinyl is mute, she texts often and can sign.” Octavia said. ”Moondancer giggled softly, Lightning smiling as well. Looking past the taller woman, she spotted the girl from before smirking, a taller girl sitting beside her, a scar across her left eye, and curly white hair, she waved with one hand, a cocky smirk matching the bully from before.
She felt herself go rigid when a voice spoke up.“S'a matter, Moondancer? I betcha yer gay ass just ain't got a real lay before.” She sneered. “‘I'm not 'busy’, and 'sure’.” She clarified.“Awesome. ” She asked, Moondancer nodded.“Thank you.” She turned to enter.“Lightning! ” She turned to face a slightly shorter girl with rainbow hair.“What happened? ” She crossed her arms."Listen, it was justified.” She shrugged.“Tell me how cracking someone's jaw is justified.”She glanced to Moondancer. I'm not in trouble.” She assured her, motioning her to go in before she looked to Dash and motioned her to follow. ” She asked, anger building as she thought it over.“Outed her in front of everyone..like this.” Lightning stood beside her.“I'll talk to Vice-Principal Luna..pictures we need proof. I saw red.” She admitted.“You did the right thing, Dust. She had a mix of blue and pink curly hair..just being near her, Moondancer could pick up the scent of different candies.“Bonnie~” Lyra whined, shaking her gently.“Cut it out.” She groaned.“That's Bon Bon. Moondancer looked to the blue haired girl, who waved with a smile.“Moondancer, this is Vinyl.
Until then, Miss Moondancer, I'm going to be keeping an eye on your locker and the culprit. If she ever catches you alone, please come to us.”“I will.” She nodded.“And one last thing.
A lot of teenagers are scared about the topic of sexuality, but I assure you, there is nothing to be ashamed of, either way. But your new social group may also be able to shed some light on that.”“What do you mean..?
Looming too on my mind was the fact that I was going to be spending Christmas day on my own, for the first time, this year.