Saturday, 29 December 2007
12:18:40 PM (GMT)
Rosä was in deep trouble. Opening the door a crack she put one eye to the gap and
looked through. All clear. Opening still further, she slipped into the silent
hallway. She slipped off her shoes and was halfway up the stairs when, upon hearing a
noise, she turned to find her mother, standing at the foot of the stairs, her face
contorted with rage.
"H-hi...mum..!" she said.
"Rosä Phoenix Tollay."
"WHAT ON EARTH DO YOU THINK YOU WERE DOING?!"
"Uh..well.....taking the exa--"
"DON'T BE CLEVER MISSY! YOU'RE GROUNDED FOR AT LEAST A FORTNIGHT!"
"Don't BUT me--"
"But mum, I.......passed"
Her mother stood there and blinked twice. "Y-You what?"
"I got a Scholarship badge, see!"
She took it off and held it up for her mother to see. It sparkled in the sunlight.
Her mother walked up the stairs and took it in her hand. Suddenly, she yelled and
"Mum, MUM, what's wrong?"
Rosä looked at the golden circle. It looked relatively normal, but there was a
slight red-ness to the gold, as if someone had wiped red ink on its surface.
Frowning, she picked it up and studied it. Engraved on its surface were the words