Chapter One; Bloor’s Academy
Charlie fell on the ground with a thud and Artemis followed suit, landing beside Charlie simultaneously.
“Charlie! You’re finally back!” squealed a girl standing beside a spiky, blond haired boy.
“Yeah, yeah. I’m back Emma,” Charlie said standing up. The blond haired boy grinned to Artemis.
“So, who did you bring back with you this time?” he asked curiously, looking at Charlie.
“I am Artemis Fowl the II and if you don’t mind, I would like to inquire as to why you’ve brought me to this dingy place,” Artemis said coldly, searching for answers. The blond haired boy almost laughed.
“You haven’t told him yet that have you, Charlie?” he said to him grinning.
“Not really but I did tell him you guys would.” Charlie said also grinning. Emma started giggling.
Meagan rushed into the room soaking wet. “Charlie, they did it again!” she said standing in front of him.
“It is okay, Meagan.” Charlie said trying to get her to calm down some.
“Seriously Meagan, you need to calm down.” the blond boy said putting a hand on her shoulder.
“But Tancred they keep doing this!” Meagan said tears coming to her eyes. He sighed and. hugged her hoping it would make her feel better. Charlie turned to go, he needed to check on something.
“Charlie, can I come?” Emma said following him. Charlie nodded and Emma followed him silently.
Artemis sighed and looked at the boy the girl had called ‘Tancred.’ “She is like this a lot,” he mouthed to Artemis. Meagan was latching onto Tancred.
Meagan was showing Artemis around for he was in her color. They were Drama students. She told him about the school and about the Children of the Red King and about the good and bad ones.
“Is that all?” Artemis asked when she as done explaining. She shrugged and gave him a purple cape.
“Well I have to go and find Asa now!” Meagan said smiling and walked out of the room. Artemis thought for a second and followed her silently.
He is just a new student, not like some big shot right? Oi this is going to be harder then expected, I thought as I was looking for Asa. I saw him and walked over to him.
“Found you!” I said when I got over to him. Asa turned around and smiled.
“How are yo-Oh you’re wet. Are they bothering you again?” he said sighing on the last part. I nodded and he hugged me anyways. “I’ll get them for you, I promise,” Asa said smiling kindly.
“Thanks big bro,” I said grinning slightly. I heard a noise behind me and turned around. It was
Artemis but at least he was wearing a purple cape. “Artemis you need to find the others. Now, go find them,” I said politely, Asa was confused for some reason.
“I’m not going anywhere, I need to know why I’m here,” Artemis said in protest. I sighed and started to ignore him, and talking to my brother.
The horn sounded. Break was over and everybody headed inside to their classes.
When I got to class I sat down next to Olivia-one of my closest friends. “Hey Liv,” I whispered to her.
“Hey, how’s it going with the new kid?” she must have known Charlie was bring someone back with him.
“He is annoying and right there,” I muttered nodding toward Artemis, “You don’t want to meet him, I promise you.”
“Okay,” Olivia said rolling her eyes.
“Don’t roll your eyes at me!” I said grinning to her. Olivia laughed quietly and so did I, which caused Artemis to glance at us.
“Meh,” I said and stuck my tongue out at him. Olivia rolled her eyes, holding back laughter. Artemis rolled his eyes and looked at the teacher.
“Okay, class, we need to start getting ready for the play next month!” she said smiling. “Oh, but it looks like we have a new student. Does anyone want to introduce him for us?” she asked still smiling.
“I will,” I said standing up sighing.
“Thank you Miss. Pike,” she said and sat down.
“This is Artemis Fowl the Second and he is talented in Drama and much more but we just had him come into Drama since there isn’t much of us in this year,” I said motioning to Artemis. The children nodded and grinned. This was going to be fun.
I was walking home after school that day since I didn’t like to take the bus. I think all the children at Bloor’s love Fridays and the teachers too.
I walked toward my home but found myself going to Charlie’s. What in the world am I do? I thought looking at Charlie’s house, I must have gotten to his house before he had.
I walked up to his door and knocked politely. I waited a few minutes them someone answered the door. It was Mrs. Bone. “What do you want?” she asked annoyingly, not knowing who I was.
“I was just wondering-” I was cut off by a loud crash of thunder. “I’m Meagan Pike, may I come in?” I sighed, as the rain come pouring down.
“No,” was Mrs. Bone’s cold reply. I sighed and walked up the street, while Charlie was walking to his house and so was Artemis. I guess Artemis is staying with Charlie… I thought yawning slightly.
“Hey, Meagan you want to come home with me? I don’t think anyone belongs out in this storm!” Charlie yelled over the wind and thunder. I nodded and followed them, slightly happy I didn’t have to walk home in this storm.
“May I call my brother and tell him I won’t be home for a while?” I asked once we were in Charlie’s house.
“Yeah the phone is just right there,” Charlie said nodding to the phone, while putting his jacket on a hanger. Artemis was just standing there grumpily.
“Thanks,” I saw and pick up the phone, dialing Asa. “Hey, Asa, I won’t be home for a while, thanks to this storm,” I say looking out the window and listen to what he was saying. “Okay, bye,” I sighed and hung up.
“So, is he making you go home in this storm or something?” Charlie asked looking me in the eyes. I sigh.
“No but he wants me home by nine,” I mutter and rub my eye, thinking. Artemis snorted.
“Looks like you have a great brother,” Artemis grinned. I rolled my eyes and look out the window again.
“Not the time Artemis,” Charlie sighed and went upstairs to change. Maisie came into the room just as Charlie went in his room.
“Where is Charlie and are you two staying here for a while?” Maisie asked, smiling. I nodded to the second one and say to the first one.
“Upstairs, in his room, changing,” I sigh and rub my eye, still thinking.
“Anytime either of you have to go home?” Maisie asked, about to go back in the kitchen to start to make tea.
“Nine, for me anyways,” I sigh, and wait for something to happen at the least. Artemis shook his head.
“Okay, well come in the kitchen and sit down to wait for Charlie then,” Maisie smiled and lead us into the kitchen. Artemis sat down across from me, I ignored him and took out some of my books.
I start one my homework and tiredly right down the answers. I felt Artemis watching me but didn’t say anything focusing on my math. “Here you go dears,” Maisie smiled, setting some tea down and a plate of sandwiches.
“Thanks,” I smile but continue my work. I put my homework up just as Charlie came in. Charlie sat down with a sigh.
“Maisie can Artemis stay this weekend? He has nowhere to go,” Charlie says before sipping some tea. Maisie nodded and sipped her own tea. “Thanks,” Charlie smiled and started talking to Artemis.
I sat quietly, wondering, thinking, and planning. How am I supposed to get home when this storm will not end? I ask myself watching out the window at the storm still going even at seven o’clock.
“You okay Meagan?” Charlie asked after a while. I nod and sip some fresh tea.
“I’m just really thinking at the moment,” I sigh, and start drawing in my journal.
“Okay,” Charlie sighed and continued talking to Artemis and telling him about what has been going on around Bloor’s for a while now.
I sigh and stand up. “I think I’ll go now,” I say and before anyone could object, I grab my stuff and walk out the door into the pouring rain.