Finally, I went to school! I had mixed feelings: I was very happy about the new stage of my life and I was very afraid at the same time. I have never been to educational institutions, but only studied at home. I never had any friends. I only had a neighbor named Lena, but it was very difficult to communicate with her, as she did not know English, and I spoke Russian very poorly. My parents taught me this language, and I hoped I would have no problems staying here, in this school, among Russian-speaking children.
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<IMG SRC="http://static1.gophotoweb.com/u7566/9542/blog/550890/1839053/23323358/500-vicamorozova-db6ab8586550d0f12611bb95f86604de.jpg">We approached the school. The school looked decent, I saw a playground, children... A lot of children.
Students looked cool. I hoped everything would be fine.
[[Next|School part 2]]
<IMG SRC="https://2zwmzkbocl625qdrf2qqqfok-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/181011-sfe-stormwaterschool-01.jpg">I was walking down the school hallway. There were so many children here. Sometimes they bumped into me and I felt uncomfortable. I was walking the computer lab and looked for my classroom. I thought I found it.
<IMG SRC="https://pcdn.columbian.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/36805_School_capacity_88-1226x0-c-default.jpg">I came in, and I saw a lot of boys. Some of them stared at me. I was thrown into a fever. One of them came up to me and asked my name.
My hands were shaking and my voice was trembling.
This guy seemed pretty nice. He questioned me about everything. And he said that strange things happen here sometimes. He said that there were often cases of kidnapping. I felt uneasy.
[[Next|School part 4]]
<IMG SRC="https://veryinteres.ru/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/%D0%B2-%D1%88%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B5-9.jpg">After school, I walked cautiously through the corridors of the school and looked around apprehensively.
Then there was a turn. I saw a shadow and my heart was pounding loudly.
<IMG SRC="https://www.chconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/high-school-hall-618.jpg">I was afraid to go there and decided to turn around in the opposite direction and to leave quickly.
I walked out of the school without hindrance and got on the bus. I looked around again to make sure no one was following me.
I got home. The desire to go back to school was gone. And I asked my parents to keep me home-schooled. It's safer.
<IMG SRC="https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/metro-news-s3-prod/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Inline_2211786_4.3.jpg">I was very scared. I didn’t want to go in there. I decided to wait outside until the bell rang.
The bell rang. I came into the classroom and tried not to meet anyone's eyes. The lesson was quite interesting. I was so glad I decided to try it. It's such a cool experience.
[[Next|School part 12]]
<IMG SRC="https://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/students-taking-a-test-in-classroom-compassionate-eye-foundationrobert-dalyojo-images.jpg">I felt someone’s hand on my eyes. I was held by the shoulders. Someone grabbed my hands and twisted them behind my back. I heard voices. But she couldn't make out the Russian rapid speech. The fear was all over me, and I couldn't move. I heard laughter.
Suddenly, one of them called my name. It brought me back to reality. I began to struggle. Apparently, they did not expect this, and I was able to kick someone hard. My grip loosened, and I was able to pull away. I saw the attackers for a second, they were boys about my age. I quickly ran down the corridor in the opposite direction from them.
<IMG SRC="https://em.wattpad.com/e1d36925bab1b6677e997ebbd5f7fad1b06de1f8/687474703a2f2f7777772e7363617279666f726b6964732e636f6d2f706963732f647265616d2d7363686f6f6c2e6a7067?s=fit&h=360&w=360&q=80">The lesson was over, and I got out of class the first. I was afraid to speak to anyone, and I walked briskly down the hall. And suddenly - darkness.
[[Next|School part 13]]