A Different Life


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Revealing Day

 I opened my eyes, and I felt my heart skip a beat. This was the day everything would change, and I’d finally find out which school I belong to. I turned 14 a week ago, which means I’d have to take the test this year.

Was I nervous? Yes. Nobody knows what’s on the test, the people who give us the test wipe it from our brain as soon as it’s done.

I suppose I should tell you what this test is about. Here I am rattling on and on about it, and you don’t even know what it is. 

Ok, so at the end of every year, everybody who had turned 14 that year has to take the test that reveals what our ability is. See, our abilities can’t appear until we turn 14, that’s why we have the reveal. 

I guess I should also explain what it is we reveal. See, our society is decided into 10 different types of people. We have powers over the different elements. Well, most of us anyways. There are nine different elements that we can control: the power over water, the power over fire, the power over the wind/air, the power over the earth, the power over electricity, the power over the weather, the power over light, and the power over darkness.

Not everybody has a power though. I told you our society was decided into 10 different types of people, nine of them are the different abilities, the other one is people without abilities.

So, back to what I was saying, each of us go to a different school and we learn how to control our abilities and stuff or how to live without them. And today is the test that determines that.

I dragged myself out of bed and headed off towards the bathroom. My heart sinks when I realize my brother had already beat me there, and he takes forever.

I walk back to my room and throw on a plain white t-shirt. I put on a worn pair of jeans and throw on my starter school sweatshirt I got when I turned 14. 

I decide it couldn’t hurt to lay down for a second or two.

 My eyes are closed for about three seconds before I hear my mom coming down the hallway and snap them open again.

“Oh, no you don’t,” she says, glaring at me laying on my bed with her piercing green eyes. 

“I’m up, I’m up,” I respond while standing up.

“I hope you’re wearing a T-shirt under that,” she states, eyeing my thick sweatshirt, “we have no idea what your test contains.”

I roll my eyes and walk past her to the bath room. 

“Hurry up!” I yell while banging on the bathroom door, “you don’t even need to get dressed that bad, you’re test was two years ago.”

The bathroom door swing open and mist rolls out of it. A freckled face appears in front of mine, smiling a devilish smile I’m all to familiar with.

“No need for all the yelling little sis,” he says in a calm voice. 

I take a deep breath and try to stay calm. 

“Are you done yet?” I ask through gritted teeth. 

“Ya, just give me a minute to dry off,” he states, slamming the door in my face.

I sigh, then head downstairs to get some breachfast.

When I got to the kitchen, Everybody except for Leo, the brother who was in the bathroom, was already eating. 

My dad was staring intently at this weeks newspaper, with narrowed brown eyes and a slight frown. I guessed it had something to do with who won this years football season. My dad had been rooting for the waterifils, because that’s he has that ability, and they had lost this year.

My mom was

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