(TwinkleMoon + DoctorPiper) School Taboo - This Isn't Supposed to Happen [IC]
The alarm blared at 6 AM, waking Skyler Graham from her very deep, relaxing sleep. She took a minute to force her eyes open before she groaned softly as she turned over to turn off her alarm. Once off, she lay in bed a bit longer before putting on her glasses and sitting up. Skyler stumbled out of bed and took the next hour getting ready for school. Her mother said hello to her as she walked into the kitchen.
"Do you have time for breakfast this morning, dear?" her mother asked, pushing around bright yellow yolks in the pan on the stove.
"Yeah, Mama, I have time." Skyler put her bag on the back of a chair and sat down, filling her glass with the juice sitting on the table waiting for her. She and her mother had a nice, short breakfast together. They never had to have an actual conversation to enjoy each other's company. It was relaxing for Skyler to feel so at home, the complete opposite of how she felt at school. Once she finished eating, she stood, picked up her bag, slung it over her shoulder, and hugged her mother before grabbing her keys and going out to her car.
Skyler sighed before she turned her key in the ignition and drove off towards hell.
Skyler walked into the school building, and as she headed towards her locker, she already heard scoffing and whispering. Everyone always talked about her, and she genuinely did not understand why. She was normal. She knew that. She was just quiet.
First period went by pretty much the same. So did second...third...then came lunch. Finally. Lunch was the only time Skyler really got a break. She was able to sit and talk with her friends and actually be somewhat happy at school. She loved her friends so much. They were family to her, loved her, and stuck up for her no matter what. She would have a friend in class here and there but rarely had the opportunity to interact with them in class, so lunch was always a breath of fresh air.
Lunch was over, and Skyler was heading to her fourth period class when she heard someone yell, "HEY, GRAHAM!" Before she could turn to see who it was, something flew in front of her, less than a foot away, and crashed into the small trophy case beside her. Skyler dropped her bag and jumped out of the way, frantically looking around to see who had thrown whatever the unknown object was and looking to make sure there wasn't any glass on or in her. She looked down and saw a stapler that looked like the kind most of the teachers had in their classrooms. Before she could completely process what was going on, she felt someone grab her arm. She looked up and saw the principal, who had a very stern, disappointed expression. "I don't know who..." Skyler's voice trailed off as she looked around and saw the hall was completely empty. Everyone had run away. "I...I didn't do this! I swear!" She frantically tried to convince Principal Sanders that she had no idea who did it, and that she had no part in it as he firmly led her towards his office.
Tears began to form in her eyes, and she felt like she was going to have a panic attack. What's worse, is she saw Ms. Ward, one of her teachers...her favorite teacher, watching in her classroom doorway...