I stood in my dorm looking at the ratty old clothes draped over the chairs and desks; it was just a complete mess. The fact is I had nothing nice to wear for the Anniversary of Peace. I opened my bank and gathered some gold from extra quests I got around Central City, 94 gold, I hope that’s enough. I closed my bank and picked up my backpack and slung it over my back and walked out the dorm room. I walked down the hallway of the dorm tower and then a hand gripped my shoulder I turned around and saw a familiar face.
“Hiya Jermy!” Matthew shouted as though he hasn’t seen me in a long time. “How’s Nightchant’s class?”
“It’s been fun,” I lied “We just learned how to cast Regenerate,” I looked down to the blue rug so he couldn’t look directly at my eyes because they tend to turn light green when I lie. Mother said it was a family trait, but I hated it.
“Yeah, sure, I heard you slept again.” I looked at him and I could tell he saw that my eyes changed colors. He laughed and took out a box. “This is from my grandfather, Angel, he sent things for both of us.” Matt handed the me the box with my name on it and I struggled to open the box Matt took out his wand and pointed it toward the box and the top flew off. Matt was always better at magic than I was even though Angel both taught us the basics he went beyond what Angel taught him and dabbled with advanced Ice magic while I was learning basic life magic. Angel said that I had no motivation but I just think I’m horrible at it. I looked at the contents of the box and it contained a nice white and gold hat robe and shoes. The hat and robe were made of soft silk and the robe has a cape with a checkered pattern on a part of it and the hat was enchanted to when you put on the hat a feather would appear on it, and I’m a big fan of the feather hat.
“Looks snazzy don’t it, Jermy?” He chuckled.
“It’s Jeremy, Matt.” I answered. “Yea it looks nice; tell old Angel I said thanks.” He nodded and waved his wand he poofed out leaving a few snowflakes behind. He was always the show off, but a very good friend. I walked back into my dorm room and put the gold on my desk and laid out the clothes that Angel got me and got ready for the celebration.
I walked out of the dorm tower, put my spell deck in my pocket, and walked to the front of Bartleby where they were giving free treasure cards. “Jeremy!” I heard while something slammed into me and gave me a giant bear hug. “It’s so good to see you!”
“It’s so good to see you too Alexis!” I said back. Alexis is a member of the Moonshade family. Her family runs all of the housing centers in the Spiral and they specialize in wonderful decorating, and extravagant master pieces that people always love to go see.
“So, what are you doing, Jeremy?” Alexis said while fixing her hair.
“Just trying to enjoy the festival maybe win something this time,” we both laughed. I have never won anything at the festival before and I hope this time I will.
“We’re waiting in the commons at the Wu stand, we heard there was some trouble over there so we decided to just stay there and keep it under control, and you should come too!” She said while pulling my arm.
“Ok, ok, you’re going to break my arm!” I told her while going through the Ravenwood tunnel to the commons. It was the busiest day ever, like always, everyone was here at the commons you could see trading going on and magic demonstrations and selling of course, plus the occasional beggars asking for free stuff. We darted past the crowds of wizards and found our group of friends sitting by a table near the Wu stand like Alexis said. They were all there and talking and laughing as usual, like a family.
“Hey there, big bro! I thought you were stuffing yourself with popcorn at the popcorn stand?” She snorted and the rest laughed with her. Caroline’s laugh was contagious almost like a domino effect you couldn’t help but just laugh with her. She was in the afternoon life class and she had already learned the Centaur spell so she was obviously more talented, but her last name is Dragonheart which made me wonder why she wasn’t fire. Caroline’s sisters were just as funny as her or sometimes even funnier. Sierra Blade and Mary Hexcaster; they were both adopted by Caroline’s mother and those 3 are inseparable.
“Heyo, Jeremy!” Isaac shouted as he was finished laughing. Isaac was enlisted in the Dueling classes at the Arena along with Aaron Dawn. They were at the top of Diego’s class and are expected to go to Professional dueling in the summer.
“Where are the others?” I asked looking around.
“Alyssa and Aaron are getting food, and Blake is at the Library returning some Grizzlehiem Mythology books and then coming here. Michelle is… I have no idea. She said she would be here before the Headmaster gave her speech.” Isaac answered.
“Oh,” I sat down “How’s the dueling going?” I asked Isaac.
“Mr. Battleblood is doing fine. I watched him the other day beating down some guy who tried to gather as much boost as he could” Said Alyssa sitting down next to Isaac. Alyssa was a fire student who has an interest in magical melodies; I’m surprised she’s not a life student.
“Where’s Aaron?” Alexis asked.
“He’s with Michelle and Blake, they’re getting some drinks,” Alyssa informed us. We started talking about random stuff occurring in our lives and then saw a flash in the sky and it started getting darker. We looked at each other and I gripped the spell deck that was in my pocket tight.