Theodosa Grey was a normal teenage girl with a normal life, or so it seemed. Her family was quite poor, but they did everything they could to give her a good life.
Theodosa had a slight, or rather very large, obsession with collecting vintage marbles. This could be a fair problem for her and her family, considering the price of certain marbles.
Summer had just ended and school started for Theodosa. She’d never been a very popular girl, she was more of an outcast.
During any free time she had, she would take out a few marbles and roll them between her hands. But there was one marble she was particularly fond of, it was a beautiful, deep red.
She started to roll the marble between her hands before a few girls started walking toward her. “Hey look! It’s the marble girl!” one exclaimed. Theodosa just looked down and sighed.
“Poor little Marbles,” the other mocked, teasingly. “Shut up...
” “What was that?
I couldn’t hear you, Marbles,” Theodosa dropped the red marble and exclaimed, “I said shut up!” “Ha, I think Marbles here must have lost her marbles if she thinks she can talk to us like that!
” The other girl snickered at her pun while Theodosa looked to be on the verge of tears. “Just shut up already!” “No!” replied the others in unison.
The one girl spotted Theodosa’s red marble and picked it up. “Hey, Marbles! What’s this ya got here?” Theodosa’s eyes widened as she saw the girl drop the marble and crush it under her foot.
“I think we’re done here,” said the girl that crushed the marble. They high-fived and proceeded to walk away. Theodosa walked over to the shattered glass that formerly was her favourite marble.
She picked up the shards and cried. She then felt a pain in her neck and fainted.
Theodosa awoke to a young blonde male leaning over her. “W-who are you?!” “The name’s Jake,” the male replied.
“Why am I here?” “You’re here because I found you laying in the grass outside of that school clutching some broken shards of red glass.
” Theodosa looked down only to notice her hands were wrapped tightly in bandages. “Uhh... I repaired the pieces the best I could...” she looked back up at Jake.
“How?!” he quickly tried to think of an excuse to leave, “Uhh, my mom’s calling me for dinner. Haha...
” he then rushed out and threw a black chain necklace with the repaired red marble on it at Theodosa. She clutched the necklace hardly in her bandaged hands, forgetting about the cuts on them.
She winced but proceeded to unclasp the necklace and clasp it around her neck. She felt a sharp pain jolt through her body. Her vision slowly faded to black.
As her vision faded, she could lightly hear Jake laughing maniacally in the background.