OCTOBER 15, 2016
Noah, I SWEAR if you are reading this, I will Harrow you so hard you’ll forget what happiness ever even felt like.
Yesterday was pretty weird. I mean, it’s always weird around here, but I mean, like, particularly weird.
I was hanging out in the Chapel, trying to keep the Darkness at bay thanks to all the hallowed ground in there. I was watching those insipid sheep frolic in the lawn, when someone else burst in and totally ruined the mood. It was Toxin—uh, Charlene, I think?—moping about being lonely. As IF she even knows the first thing about loneliness. Well, I mean, with the skin thing, I GUESS she might have an inkling. Anyway, we talked. It was pretty cool. I mean, SHE’S not cool, duh.
Uh, so anyway, later on, I had to go to Math. Math here is so weird. They just mash together all the different subjects and just assume we’ll figure it all out. I thought this place was supposed to be a top-notch school, and they can’t even afford more than one math teacher? Jeeze, I’m glad mom’s not paying for this place. . .
. . . well, so, then old Skyler decides to put us into this whole ridiculous VR thing. I mean, talk about lame. He probably saw some goofy old-school newspaper story about the Oculus and figured he’d be cool and bring one in, except it wasn’t even, like, a regular VR setup? Some janky custom job he probably brewed up by himself one night.
So there we are, in the middle of one of those stupid train problems, but instead of just having to do the math, we had to endure this whole ridiculous THING where we had to save the people on the trains. I mean, has a hero even had to stop two trains running into each other in, like, 50 years? That stuff’s all computerized now, anyway.
So, a bunch of the Preps—“Casanova” and his gang of douchebags, basically—start talking about how they’re gonna tank the whole assignment to curve out a 100. Too cool to even do your work, huh, jackass? Typical. I don’t even know what people see in him. Probably why he just brain wipes everyone into liking him, huh?
Anyway, this other kid, Jeff—he seems kinda cool, I guess—stands up to them, and woohoo, then we all have to get to work. Which apparently included taking down a bunch of rando military dudes. Great job, Skyler—just teach us all how to kill the US Army, why don’t ya?!—but whatever. I scared a bunch of them off, cuz, I mean, yeah. It was a little scary to let the Darkness out so much, but it’s cool. I can take it. I think Breakdown was kinda diggin’ it, but whatever. She’s excited about everything.
I was stuck with that weird shrinking chick, too. Styx, or something? Like, how’s shrinking going to even stop a moving train? God that assignment was stupid. Anyway, I eventually flew up and basically ripped one of the helicopters out of the sky, and I guess Jeff or somebody knocked the other one down using his powers, and then we went back into the train. By this time, I’m not gonna lie, the Darkness was just SCREAMING inside of me, so I had to kinda hunker down just to hold it in. I think some of the others might have thought I got hurt fighting the helicopter? Sheeze, don’t those guys realize? The Twilight Darkness would NEVER let me die, not until its dark work is finally finished. . .
So there was some kind of whole thing with an avalanche, and eventually some of the others managed to jump train tracks to save us all, or whatever. MC was playing some goofy old song, cuz NOBODY here listens to any good music, but I guess it was alright. Shrinking-Sticks flying around, Breakdown’s popping heads. . . I mean, if it weren’t just some math problem, I guess it’d be kinda tight seeing everyone work together like that.
Anyway, I don’t think I learned a single thing about math, and I still think Casanova’s a douche, but hey, any day that i don’t just totally flip out and let the Darkness rip a bunch of people to shreds is good enough, I guess. YOU READ THAT, LEAPFROG, YOU LITTLE TWERP?! STAY OUTTA MY STUFF.
Anyway, later on, MC invites everyone up to her dorm room. I went cuz like, whatever. I mean, it was pretty stupid, right? Just a bunch of people standing around in the dark, listening to poser pop music and making out or whatever. Psh. But the noise was good—it helped drown out the Darkness, ya know? Yeah, that was sweet, I guess.
Anyway, then some goon teacher stormed in and broke the whole thing up. Heh, until I totally drained the lights outta that place so everyone could get out. Jeff got a bunch of kids out on one of his platform things, but I totally flew outta there on my own. Pretty sure it wasn’t too dark for everyone to see that. Not like it matters, but it was pretty amazing. And I hear MC and the shrinking girl got caught, too. Why do the teachers here have to be so lame? It’s not like we were doing anything crazy in there. I mean, okay, that bear was kinda crazy.
Anyway, now I gotta make it out to the dining hall. I guess I’m meeting a couple of people from class? Maybe I won’t show. It’ll be stupid, anyway.