Roomies: Part Three
On the first day of the third week, there was a knock on
the door. Jhudora was in the room alone and Jesc was at class, so she answered
"What do you want?" she said, tired. Her hair
was a mess, sticking all over her face, for she had just crawled out of bed.
However, when she opened the door, all she saw was a floating scroll that had
her name on it. It was the Faerie Academy's mail system. Grabbing it, she took
it inside, unrolled it and slammed the door. It read:
Your cloud has been repaired and refurbished
sooner than expected. If you submit us the remains of your wand with this message,
you will be able to return to your neohome by the end of the week. I wish you
luck with your new life.
President of the
Neohome Planning Committee
As she read the note, Jhudora's eyes lit up.
She would be going home at last! Thrusting her hand into her pocket, she pulled
out the ashes of her wand and rolled them up tightly in the scroll, tying it
with one of Jesc's ribbons. As soon as she was done, the scroll slid under the
crack in the door and flew away.
Jhudora hummed a happy song as she began to
pack her bag. Her belongings had somehow gotten scattered across the room during
her two week stay and she had to search the room to find them. It didn't take
long, however. All that she had owned were a pair of socks, a borrowed shirt
from Jesc that said "Fireball" on it, and a purple hairbrush. After shoving
them into a small bag that Jim had given her, she sat on the bed and smiled.
Suddenly, however, she was hit with a strange
feeling. It wasn't happiness or even anger. It was the sadness of homesickness
and although she didn't admit, Jhudora was going to miss the castle with Mrs.
Sre and the annoying faeries that cluttered the hallways. She was even going
to miss Jesc. There was, however, one faerie that she knew that she was NOT
going to miss, and that was Mrs. Pierce, but as she thought of the horrible
teacher, an idea struck her.
An evil smile slipped onto Jhudora's face. "Well,"
she said to the empty dorm room. "If I'm going to be leaving the school again,
I better leave in style!" She then sat at Jesc's desk and began scheming.
Finally, it was Jhudora's last day in the castle.
Jesc spent most of the morning out of the dorm
room, doing something that Jhudora didn't know. However, whenever she saw Jhudora,
she would give a weak smile and burst into tears.
As it was Mrs. Sre's birthday, gym class was
canceled as a treat, but Jhudora tagged along with Jesc to the rest of her classes.
(Miss Nell was so sad that Jhudora was leaving that she hugged her for the first
five minutes of class.)
As they were eating lunch (tchea fruit and plain
faerie cupcakes), a scroll flew to Jhudora, hitting her on her forehead. Rubbing
her head angrily, she realized that her wand had arrived, so, excited, she opened
it up and found that her wand was completely fixed. She waved it a few times
and sparks erupted from the tip. Happy, she turned to Jesc who was eating very
quickly to get to Mrs. Pierce's class on time. Jhudora stopped her.
"I have an idea," she said and she whipped out
her newly repaired wand. Jhudora then muttered a few words, tapped Jesc on her
head and she turned invisible!
"Uh... Jhudora. What did you do to me?" Jesc
asked nervously once she realized that she had disappeared.
Slightly annoyed, Jhudora answered, "I made
Jesc was about to ask why when she suddenly
realized what Jhudora had done. "Wow!" she said. "Now Mrs. Pierce won't see
me coming down the hallway so she won't be able to shut the door on me! Jhudora,
"I know, I know!" Jhudora said tapping herself
with the wand and disappearing into thin air. "Then you'll reappear in the classroom
and Mrs. Pierce will be absolutely stunned that you made it to class on time."
"This is great," Jesc said, "but what made you
decide to help me? I mean, you said that I was just a 'happy little air faerie'.
Besides, you never bothered with anyone else before?"
"Well, I've decided to leave this castle with
a...surprise, and it wouldn't be complete without seeing Mrs. Pierce's reaction.
Besides, I have a sort of 'goodbye' present for her, if you know what I mean!"
Jhudora answered with a mischievous smile as they walked invisible down the
hallway to class.
As they neared her classroom, they saw Mrs.
Pierce glance at the door, waiting for Jesc to arrive and to humiliate her.
However, Jesc quickly slipped inside. She sat down in a chair in the front row
and Jhudora quickly undid the spell from the front of the room where she stood
invisible. Jesc then gave Mrs. Pierce quite a fright when she spotted her.
"Jesc!" she jumped. "How did you get in here?"
"I walked," Jesc said simply, pulling out a
pen and notebook.
"Oh..." Mrs. Pierce said, trying to find a way
to get Jesc into trouble another way. Coming up empty on ideas, she turned to
the door and then asked, "Where's Jhudora? Too afraid to come to my class?"
"No," Jesc said innocently. "She's just packing
up. It's her last day here,"
"Ahh, too bad," Mrs. Pierce said with an obvious
sign that she really didn't care. "Well, let get to work," she said, pulling
out her lesson plan for the day. Choosing a hard question from their reading
homework, she decided to quiz Jesc and get her a detention that way. "Okay,
Jesc. Here's a question for you. What did..." However, she never finished her
question because soon as she started to speak, the entire class gasped. Turning
around startled, Mrs. Pierce saw that a piece of chalk from the board was writing
a message on the chalkboard. It read:
MRS. PIERCE! YOU EVIL, VILE TEACHER! YOU DON'T
TEACH PROPER USES OF MAGICAL ABILITIES, YOU JUST CRITICIZE YOUR STUDENTS! YOU
ARE A HORRIBLE, NASTY-
Mrs. Pierce suddenly grabbed the eraser and
began to erase the message. The words continued to write, but eventually gave
up, and were all erased. The room, however, was engulfed in a thick, white cloud
of chalk dust. Coughing, Mrs. Pierce yelled, "Jhudora!" *cough* "I know..."
*cough* ...that it's you!" *cough, cough* "Now STOP IT!"
Everything went still and Jesc looked around
the room for Jhudora, stifling laughter. However, in a blink of an eye, piles
of papers were flying everywhere. They coated the floor and flew through the
air, folding into tiny paper airplanes and hitting Mrs. Pierce. Her glasses
fell to the floor, but the sound of glass was barely heard over the riot of
laughter that the faeries in the classroom were making. However, after a few
minutes, everything went still once more.
Mrs. Pierce was crouched behind her desk, preparing
for the worst; however, after a few minutes, she came out. Her hair was disheveled
and her glasses were askew, but her eyes were burning with hatred and madness.
Suddenly, a small candle of her desk lit, the fire dancing on the wick in front
of her beady little eyes.
"Jhudora, Jhudora, Jhudora!" she chanted softly.
"Playing a little game with me, are you?" she said insanely. "Well, it's not
working... like I said before. Even imbeciles can put out fires!" Taking out
her own wand, she gave it a quick flick and water shot out, covering the flame.
"See!" she called out. "I can put out fires, while you won't even be good enough
to wash my blackboard!"
"Mrs. Pierce..." a child called softly.
"Not now, Sally, I'm telling Jhudora about how
I won this battle!"
"But Mrs Pierce...!"
"Sally! Please be quiet! I'm savoring this victory!"
"But..." Sally whispered,
"WHAT DO YOU WANT, CHILD?!" Mrs. Pierce screamed
however, as she turned around, she saw what Sally was talking about. The candle
on her desk was still alight.
"No, no!" Mrs. Pierce said. "This is impossible!"
She once more waved her wand and doused the flame, however, the flame still
shone bright. She waved her wand even more and more water came bounding out,
washing over the flame and flooding her desk, however the flame was still there.
Mrs. Pierce continued putting water on the flame,
but it wielded with the same result. The students just looked at each other
and passed notes that asked if their teacher had gone insane. Jesc was just
laughing, hiding her smile behind her book, a book that she had been reading
in her room that was called, "Illusions and Images". Jhudora had used the spell
from that book, for the fire was nothing more than an illusion and illusions
don't fade away with water.
After a few more minutes, the bell rang and
the faeries gathered their things. Making sure to avoid Mrs. Pierce and the
water that covered the floor, they left the room and once outside, Jhudora reappeared
besides Jesc, finally receiving the vengeance that she wanted for so many years.
"That was truly amazing!" Jesc said.
Jhudora responded with an, "I know," and they
headed back to the air faerie tower. Once Jhudora reached the top, however,
she realized that Jesc had disappeared. "Jesc! Jesc!" she called out, however,
she was the only one on the staircase. All of the air faeries seemed to have
With a shrug, Jhudora opened the dorm door,
however, she was met with a huge surprise.
Behind the door was every air faerie in the
tower, Miss Nell, Mrs. Sre and Jesc! "SURPRISE!" they called and Jhudora couldn't
help but jump. "What is this?" she asked Jesc.
"It's a 'Going Home' party! I've been planning
it all day! I hope you like it!"
"It's great," Jhudora said sarcastically, looking
around. There were banners everywhere, food, music, and even a few dark faeries
had shown up. It was a little tacky for her taste, yet she couldn't help but
smile at the number of faeries who had actually shown up to wish her goodbye.
Looking at Jesc who had a hopeful expression on her face, she said, "Hey! Let's
get this party started!" and headed to the dance floor where everyone had flocked
"Hey Jhudora!" Mrs. Sre called to her as they
"Yeah?" Jhudora said.
"I heard about your little run in with Mrs.
"Nice use with fire illusions!" she said with
"Thanks! I thought I should leave with a bang!"
"Well," Jesc said, cutting in, "If anything's
a bang, it's this party! We've already got complaints from some water faeries
and they're three towers over!" Jesc laughed and Mrs. Sre went to get some punch.
"I'm going to miss you, Jhudora," she said softly. "You were the best, well
the only, roomie that I ever had."
"Hey!" Jhudora said with a smile/glare, "Once
a roomie, always a roomie, whether I want to be, or not!"
They then spent the rest of the night at the
party, dancing, eating, and saying goodbye. Finally at midnight, Jhudora stood
up on Jesc's desk and went through the window to fly to her new cloud. She was
humming a dance song as the night wind ruffled her hair, and she couldn't help
but think that she was forgetting something...
The classroom is dark except for a small flame
on a candle. It flickers menacingly and is reflected just as bright in Mrs.
Pierce's eyes. The floor is flooded with water and Mrs. Pierce is soaked, still
muttering feeble spells that hit the candle, yet do not extinguish the flame.
A party is raging down the corridor in one of the towers, but Mrs. Pierce does
not hear it, despite the blaring music. Her focus is on the flame as she blends
into madness, muttering, "I'll get you Jhudora, one day, somehow... I may still
not know how your pride survived that fire I set on your cloud... but one day
you will be reduced the low-life faerie that you truly are... one day, I'll
make it so that I'm above you..."