By: Aurora Slater
Hi my name is Annbella Da Firenze. I am 16. I live in Florence, Italy. It is my second year as a high school honors student, but not quite the average student. I mean I used to be, that is, until last year. My friends and I had found a long lost and forgotten strongbox. A piece of sheet music sat inside it. In English it is called Ti Heaco. Ti Heaco means “land of light and dark”. That night we found a way to open the strongbox. Afterwards I made a beeline straight for my beloved piano where I played Ti Heaco. That night as the girls and I slept we got kidnapped… by fairies. And no, I am not a loon! I mean little Tinkerbelle people came and kidnapped us. Now here is how my story goes….
I had just enrolled in the school that would make my dreams come true!! I was a sophomore at Florence Academy of the Arts, a school for enthused and gifted musicians and other artists of sorts. I was accepted on scholarship for piano and violin. I am a composer of sorts. Once or twice I have been compared to Beethoven and Mozart, though I do not understand why because my music will never be as great as theirs. The only way for me to get into Florence Academy (F.A.) was on scholarship. This is because my parents just get by on what they have. Even though they do not have much money, they do what they can for me and support my passion and dreams to their fullest.
On my first day, I met the high ranking Diva Queen, because she practically yelled “Hey, new girl! Go fetch me a double espresso latte, hold the foam!” This almost made me double over in a fit of laugher, because of how crazy she sounds. Once I knew I had a grip on myself I calmly said “I do not know who you are, and I will not take commands from you, so go get it yourself.” She stood there stunned. Once she regained her composure she hissed “I am Drina Poverina, and just so you know my daddy owns half of this school! So hold your tongue when you speak to me!” Right then and there I knew how infuriating Drina would be. Shaking my head I turned to walk away. And she blew a fuse and yelled “You are going to get my latte or I will get my daddy to remove your scholarship!” I was so dumbstruck I just stood there and gaped at her. Pulling my self back together I said “Now that I know who to avoid and just how sweet you are, I better get going. And before I forget, go get your own latte or whatever because I will not do your bidding!” Then I turned and walked away.
By the way, yes most private schools have a spoiled rich brat, whether male or female, they think they rule over everyone around them. Also as far as I know, not many people stand up to them. I find that sad in so many ways. Now back to the story…
The next day, I found out that she did try to talk her daddy into kicking me out, but failed. It baffles me how petty spoiled rich kids can be. Despite Drina, and her outburst, I still made friends. Well, I guess you could say I became part of the outcast group, which now consists of five people. Those being: Belle, Raymond (Ray), Maria (Mia), Ramona, and now me (Anna, as they call me).
Ramona and Belle have only two things in common: the people they like/dislike and being twins. Everything else is the opposite of the other. For example: Belle is an optimist and Ramona is a pessimist, optimist being Belle sees the glass half full Ramona sees it half empty. There are also two reasons they are part of our little group. 1) Is they both hate Drina. 2) They have unusual interests in art.
Then we have Ray, the only guy in out little group. He is not gay or anything like that. He just loves fashion and acting. He happens to prefer fashion. The jocks made sure he was an outcast, or more say the laughing stalk, of the preppy group. Also, I still do not get why girls do not follow him like puppies, because I mean he seems like every teenage girl’s dream guy. Smart, hot, funny and an awesome friend!...