They were waiting for me when i got to the gardening club. Maya and her friends. If you could call them that, most of them were only in her gang for protection.
My mom told me that i should stand up to bullies but if you try to stand up to Maya it only ends badly for you.
I just tried to move past her but she just grabbed me and pushed me into the rose bushes. My clothes became torn and muddy.
"Wow your clothes actually look better torned! It's a shame you wasted your money on garbage though" Maya said laughing evilly. She turned around and headed off into school. I did nothing.
Even though my arms stung from the thorns i just sat there. A few hours later my friend Aiden came and found me. We had been best friends since childhood.
Even closer now that our friend Jesse had gone to live with her uncle. Aiden is the only person who truly gets me. I just wished he liked me back.
It hurts when the boy you love likes your best friend. We both miss Jesse but a small part of me is glad she's gone because now i may have a chance with Aiden.
"Hello Miss Rose, visiting your kingdom again?" Aiden asked pulling me up.
"Come on Cassie let's get you to the nurses office."
I don't know when i fell asleep in the nurses office but i know that when i woke up, something was wrong.
There were roses surrounding me. No one could explain it. As i walked back to class i could see a vine following me. It wound itself around my arm but it wasn't in a threatening way.
Almost like it was saying hello. When it was around my hand. a single rose grew from it. I took it and it slinked away.
I put it in my pocket and went into class not telling anyone what i just saw. None of them would of believed me anyway.
Then it was lunch. The worst time of day. 1 hour for Maya to bully me, great.
I didn't fight back. Not even when i was bleeding. I just let it happen to me.
"Maya!!! Leave Cassie alone!!" Aiden was yelling. She stopped, then she smirked and helped me up. I was confused until she said "Whoops!" and pushed me hard in my back.
As i fell the last thing i saw were thorns
And then nothing.
I felt nothing but pain and liquid running down my face. Whether it was blood, tears or both didn't matter. I felt someone holding me tightly and could hear Aidens voice.
Then i could see something red outlines in the dark. I felt anger.
As is stood up i could feel vines crawling up my body. But this time they were covered in thorns.
I heard screams and i knew that people were in pain. Good, i thought. Let them feel what i felt for so many years.
I could feel someone grab my arm "Cassie please stop! I'm so sorry please!!" Maya begged. I placed my hand on her chest smiling.
"Whoops" I said as i pushed her onto a bed off thorns impaling her.
Soon there were no more red outlines. Only a white one.
As i went near him he didn't run. He didn't scream. He just stood there. "I'm sorry Cassie.... I should of helped you...." I reached out to hold his face.
As my lips touched his i felt a brief moment of happiness.
Then it was gone.
"I'm sorry Aiden....I don't want to leave you to....."
Those were the last words i said to him.
Now i wander this earth. Because i'm searching.
Searching for Jesse.
Because I've realised.... Jesse didn't go to live with her uncle....
She left because she's like me
and she went to live with them
and that's where i'm going.......
So a warning
If you ever see overgrown roses with thorns....
Then The Rose Queen is near....
And you may be next.......