Graffiti, cigarettes and alcohol bottles; this is how Maddie is greeted in St Lewis Boarding Academy. The only thing that is comforting her in this slightly overwhelming situation is her nearly-bald dad and her blue iPod blasting out her inspiration, Michael Jackson. She was dressed in a grey Abercrombie & Fitch hoodie and her favourite dark rinse Miss Sixty skinny jeans. She followed her dad through the pathway, into the mahogany gates. She walked through the narrow corridor with her dad as he led her into the principal’s office.
The principal greeted Maddie and her father. `Welcome to St Lewis Boarding Academy. My name is Mr Atterson and I am the principal. Mr Brown, we’ll provide a good education for your child and all the necessities that she would require. I’m glad that you chose our academy for your child and I hope to see you soon! Thank you very much. ` Said Mr Atterson very proudly. Maddie’s dad hugged Maddie and excused himself and exited the room. `Ahh Miss Brown! Now do you prefer Madeline or Maddie? ` Asked Mr Atterson. Maddie hesitated and squeaked ` Umm Maddie sir. ` Mr Atterson slightly chuckled. `Well Maddie, here is the St Lewis guidebook which has all the do’s and don’ts of being a saint.` He smiled broadly at Maddie. He handed her the guidebook and held the door open. ` Okay Maddie, now if you take the next left you will reach the girls wing which we like to call ‘The St Catherine dorms’ and then to the right are the’ St Christopher dorms’ which is the male side of course.` Maddie slightly blushed. `Oh thanks sir.” She quickly replied. Maddie headed out the doors, she tried to think whether he said right or left because she was so nervous that she didn’t hear a word he said. Her heart was thumping, her mind was racing and her ears were drumming; that’s how nervous she was feeling. Maddie was so confused she headed for the right side. The odds are 50:50 that she will end up in the girl’s dorms. She looked around, the wide corridor was red and it seemed to get louder and louder with every step she took. Just when she was about to pass through the double doors a voice from behind her said, ` Are you sure you’re a dude? I mean like your wearing skinny jeans. ` Maddie turned around slowly to see a tall-ish boy with a slightly crooked smile. She adjusted her hoodie so it covered her ears. He looked at her hands, ` You’re wearing nail varnish too! ` Just as Maddie was about to reply he interrupted her and said ` whoa! You got some quality mobs there!` He leaned forward and jabbed at Maddie’s chest. Maddie slapped his hand off her chest and pulled done her hood to reveal her long wavy brown hair gleaming in the beam of the sunlight coming from the stained glass window behind them. He took a step back and checked her out. As he did that a wolfish grin spread across his face. Maddie thought to herself ‘Why are boobs the only thing that keeps a guy happy?’
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