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Welcome To Live Academy!

By Kevin C

“Welcome to Live Academy!” announced Mr. Ymedaca with excitement. “A new school year has started again, I would like you all to report to your classroom!” Mr. Ymedaca waved his hands around like a bird. He dismissed us from the auditorium. Mr. Ymedaca is our principle in school.

My name is Tommy Alperton, my family and I had just moved to Riverview, Dad had found a new job here, but I lost all my friends from my old neighborhood. As I walked down the hallway, I saw other students chatting, running and eating. Ms. Lydia was my new homeroom teacher, she was very nice, her dress was as colorful as a rainbow, and her earrings sparkled under the gleaming sun. Our school was the biggest school in this town, it has 3 sections. In fact, we had tramcars connecting the 3 school buildings!

Today, I rode the tram to the common area, I fell asleep on the ride and I had a very bad dream yesterday. I missed the terminal station, but I guess the driver did not see me when he got off. When I woke up, I found myself in complete darkness. “Hello?” I stood up and shouted. Silence. “Is there anybody there?” I repeated. Silence. I drew my pocket flashlight out of my pocket and pressed the button, a large ray of light shot out of the bulb. I waved it around, no one was in sight, I opened the door of the car. “Huh?” I gasped.

I was underground, in a place I’ve never been in the school area. I walked around, there must be at least fifty tramcars parked here, I realized this is a parking. I trotted to an edge of the parking, I was about to move forward. I felt a budge on the wall. I held my flashlight above it, observing it. It was a big red button, above it there was a little sign, it reads: HALT! DO NOT PRESS! “Should I press it?” I whispered to myself. “What will happen?” But I made up my mind, I leaned my finger against the button, and pushed it hard.

I looked around, nothing really seemed to change. Suddenly, the ground underneath me started to shook wildly, I couldn’t stand still. The ground underneath me opened after a few seconds, “What the…” I managed to shout as I fell into unknown hole. That was the last thing I remember before I fainted.

I opened my eyes lightly, “Wow!” I exclaimed. “I’m still alive!” As I stood up, the looked around me, torches were lit everywhere, golden carvings decorated the walls, color gems dropped from the ceiling, it looks like an underground palace. It made me remember our ancient Egypt unit in social studies in my old school. Suddenly I noticed deep canyon was in front of me, the hall was at the other side of the canyon, I looked around and found I had nowhere to go, above me was the tunnel I had fallen down, both three sides were blocked with solid walls that couldn’t be budged. It took me about ten minutes to find a plate on the left wall, it blend in with the wall since it was the same color with the wall. I flicked the plate off the wall easily, and found another big red button, above it there was a little sign, it reads: WARNING 2: DO NOT PRESS! “Should I press it?” I whispered to myself. “What will happen?” But I made up my mind, I leaned my finger against the button, and pushed it hard, again.   Immediately, a iron bridge branched out from the cliff, connecting the hall. I walked to the other side, there were two enormous doors with golden handles, I used all my might to open the door only a crack, I slipped in. And found myself facing with two armored, strong looking, armed and tasked guards that didn’t look so nice.

They had badges on their hairy chest, it was an skeleton logo with words Ymedaca The Evil™ printed on it. “Where did you come from?” One thundered. “Students are not allowed in this area!” The other held me by my shirt. “I didn’t came here on purpose!” I screamed. But it only made them even more suspicious. “What?!” One bellowed. “We’ll take you to see Ymedaca!” The other boomed. Suddenly, I felt something in my pocket. I drew it out, it was my pocket flashlight. I had an idea, “Hey!” I punched one guard in his pig-like mouth, and shined the flashlight right in his eye. The other reacted quickly. “ROBERT!?” He blubbered. I shined the light in his eye too. He dropped me suddenly, I bolted toward the next door. But unfortunately, the surveillance camera pictured the whole scene.

“URHHHHEGGGGHHH! THAT STUPID PUNY JELLY-NOSED CHEATING AWFUL POOPING DUMB UNRESPECTFUL BOY RUINED MY WHOLE PLAN!!!!!” Ymedaca was furious. He was watching at the control center, replaying the scene again and again.

I made my way through the hall, but I came to a problem immediately. The Hall narrowed into a hallway, the hallway narrowed into a passage, the passage was just wide and tall enough for me to walk through. Soon, I came to an end, there was a metal door.

“SEARCH!” Ymedaca Thundered. “I COMMAND YOU TO SEARCH EVERY CORNER OF THIS FORTRESS!” He continued. “DON’T LET THE BOY GET OUT OF MY SIGHT!” While the guards are searching. Tommy has already made it safely to the secret of Ymedaca.

I was about to open the door, but before I could do anything, a voice boomed behind me. “I have been waiting for you for a long time, our hide and seek game ends here!” I spun around. “I never made up the name Live Academy, Tommy.” He hissed coldly. “I knew some students would be smart enough to break into my secret fortress.” He suddenly turned around. “That’s why I have guards here guarding 24 hours everyday.” He sat in his golden sofa, two guards brought him a snack. “I’m sorry ,Tommy.” He whispered. “You will not leave this fortress, forever. I call this Fort Sinister!” He grinned evilly at me. “Now that I’ve got what I wanted, I guess I will have to end your life, and you will never know the secret of this wonderful plan.” He continued. “But before I do that, I will tell you one more thing, my full name is Ymedaca The Evil, but if you read it backwards and minus ‘the’, it turns out to be Live Academy!” He laughd harshly and tightened the heavy iron chains that I’m tied to. “Executer!” He shouted.

“Tommy, Time to get up!” I opened my eyes lightly. I realized I was safe on my bed, in my house. Indeed, I was never in Live Academy, it never existed. But, if you are reading this, you should not say that Live Academy never existed. Only because…

I had last minute chances to pack my suitcase and boxes, we were moving today, to Riverview. We carried the boxes and suitcases out on to the truck, dad drove the truck. Eventually, after 5 hours of driving, we arrived at our new house in Riverview. It was a rainy day in Riverview, we had to unpack all my stuff today, because school is starting tomorrow, at my new school.

I walked in the great hall of my new school, it was decorated with balloons, and confetti sprayed everywhere, students talked everywhere. The floor with decorated with granite stone. I walked in the auditorium and took a seat. “Welcome students, to Live Academy!” Announced the principle with excitement. “A new school year has started again, I would like you all to report to your classroom!” He waved his hands around like a bird. He dismissed us from the auditorium.

Our school was the biggest school in this town, soon I found out it has 3 sections. In fact, we had tramcars connecting the 3 school buildings!

Today, I rode the tram to the common area, I fell asleep on the ride, and I had a very bad dream yesterday. I missed the terminal station, but I guess the driver did not see me when he got off. When I woke up, I found myself in complete darkness…

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