Prologue (part 3): Ultimate School, Ultimate Prison
"Oh, nice to meet you all guys. I'm Lucia Jones, the Ultimate Saleswoman. Have you any idea of what is going on here?" I asked.
The Ultimate Hacker, Luke Black, shook his head. "None of the events or places that I've witnessed up until now make sense when put together. Being trapped here is certain, but that doesn't show what could happen later on." His voice sounded really emotionless and kind of robotic in a sense? Well, it's obvious this guy wasn't a robot. I mean, human robots that are able to move and talk are virtually impossible to build, at least as of now. And because I was thinking about robots and all that, I zoned out and listened to the unique accents each of my companions had.
"LUCIA." Jonathan's voice brought me back to reality.
"Hu-uh? Oh yes. Sorry, I zoned out for a bit. Well, I'd love to continue talking with you guys but I really want to check if what they say about the exit is true. And if it is true, then I want to get acquainted with this place as much as possible!" My cheeks were red with determination, and that turned into an embarrassed blush when I saw them all staring at me.
"Well, uh, go ahead!" Lin seemed to agree at least and he offered me a smile and a thumbs up. "We'll stay here in case you need anything!"
"See you later guys!"
I turned and walked at a fast pace through the hallways, and I have to admit that if it weren't for the map the Monopad had I would have been lost. For a while, everything was silence except for my footsteps and the jingle of the tiny bells that my boots had.
I headed towards a place that was marked on the map as a staircase. But my heart stopped when I got there and confirmed that while the stairs leading to a possible exit were there, there was also a set of thick metal bars preventing the access to the "exit". Standing idly in front of the staircase were three people, and one of them, specifically a blond girl, was starting to walk away. She seemed oddly familiar. And then it clicked! I'd seen this girl before, in fashion shows! She must be Reina Florez, the Top Model herself!
"i see you're observing me." She said in a mildly excited voice which had a really heavy Spanish accent to it, but this one was different from Rodrigo's. "Do you happen to know who is the magnificient me?"
Wow, she's prouder than I imagined. "Uh, are you Reina Florez? The model?"
"Exactly! I'm the magnificent Reina Florez who isn't a normal top model, but The Ultimate Top Model!"
The white haired boy standing next to the metal bars rolled his eyes, but the other girl with an interesting hairstyle was the one to speak up.
"Yes, you've already tolf us you're magnificent. Now would you direct your attentions to this poor, frail, girl in the brink of death?"
"O-on the brink of death?" I stammered.
The girl giggled in an obnoxious way. "Of course not, and you should have seen your face! Well, it's likely but not at the moment. And now, since it seems that I've caught your attention, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Alma Lynch, from Ireland. I'm an Ultimate too, the Ultimate Digital Artist in fact. Oh my gosh, but you should really have seen your face." She put on a really mischievous but annoying grin which faded after a second and morphed into an expression of pure seriousness.
"A-and I'm the Lion Marron- ahh! I mean my name is Lion Marron..." The white haired boy stammered. It was obvious he didn't feel very comfortable with the current atmosphere. "I'm a Gymnast Ultima- Ulti-ultimate Gymnast I mean. From France."
Ah, well. With his nervous stammering and accent it was a little hard to understand what he was saying, but I'm almost sure I understood what he said pretty well.
Reina rolled her eyes this time. "Whatever. Hey Lucia, since you seem to be my number one fan, you should spend more time with me!!!!!" If this were an anime, she would probably have had shiny and starry eyes. But I was starting to have doubts about the sanity of several of the people I had met. Either that, or their personalities were extremely colorful/eccentric. Anyways Reina didn't wait for an answer, and ignoring my protests, practically dragged me away from the barred stairs.
"H-hey! Let go of me!" I stammered after a while and pulled myself free from her strangely strong grasp. "I knew you, but that does NOT mean that I am your number one fan!"
She tapped her foot several times. "But anyone who knows someone as awesome as me should adore me automatically!" She whined and stomped her foot. She must've been a spoiled child.
"L-look. Now that I know for a fact that we're trapped here, I really want to investigate the place. You can come with me if you want..."
She complied and walked alongside me in silence. "Why are you wearing these clothes?" She questioned. "You aren't at work, and you know that." She was calm, but her voice had a tone of superiority to it that irked me very strongly. She wasn't going to boss me around, no one was going to, in fact.
"These are my Ultimate Clothes. Also I could as well ask my you are using such a fashionable dress in a school building."
Since that seemed to silence her, we walked to a place marked by a hammer and a scissor on the tiny map.
The label above the real door read: WORKSHOP
The insides of the workshop weren't that grand, but better than I expected. The area itself was rather spatious, and had no furniture except for a large wooden table pushed against one of the dark gray walls with various utensils on it. There was also a large trashcan, but that's not relevant now. The wall are over the table had a place where hammers, wrenches, boxes of nails, and the likes could be stored. This place did honor its name. And last but not least, there was a tiny bathroom connected to the workshop.
There was a guy standing in front of the table, examining the various tools.
"Hello?" I spoke to try to get his attention.
He turned around, visibly surprised. "Oh, hi!" I could clearly see him now. His hair and eyes were the same color, a dark green. His uniform, which looked similar to that of a drum major, was also dark green with occasional golden buttons and white trim. He waved a gloved hand in greeting.
"Oh, yes, I haven't introduced myself yet!" he chirped. "I'm Luca Meier, Ultimate Drum Major! In case you were wondering, I come from Switzerland."
"Real nice to meet you. I'm Lucia Jones..." I introduced myself too, and when I turned to look at Reina I saw she had already gone. "Well, um, I'll be leaving for now."
Luca shifted, and answered kind of awkwardly, "Um, okay! Hope to see you later!"
I walked out, and shook my head slightly while holding back a small chuckle. These peoples can vary from complete weirdos to great companions.
Looking at my monopad's list of students, I saw that the information about several was already available. Specifially, the ones I had already met and myself.
The screen showed up like this:
-Lucia Jones, Ultimate Saleswoman (England)
-Reina Florez, Ultimate Top Model (Peru)
-Aloyis Flamme, Ultimate Gunslinger (Germany)
-Alma Lynch, Ultimate Digital Artist (Ireland)
-Luna McKay, Ultimate Writer (Canada)
-Roselina Gray, Ultimate Tap Dancer (Australia)
-Rodrigo Hernandez, Ultimate Forensic Scientist (Spain)
-Lion Marron, Ultimate Gymnast (France)
-Jonathan Rostaly, Ultimate Gamer (Italy)
-Luca Meier, Ultimate Drum Major (Switzerland)
-Lin Smith, Ultimate Martial Artist (China)
-Luke Black, Ultimate Hacker (United States)
Only four more people to meet! And then, then... I honestly don't know what will happen after that.
For some reason, I supposed that the people would be in the places I hadn't yet explored, which were two. And without one more thought I found myself walking through the hallways yet again, ready to meet these people.
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