"Susan! Did you finish packing all of your things?! The bus is already here, hurry up!" Called out Mrs. Kramer from the living room. "I'm coming mother, I just need to find my headphones, did you touch them?" responded Susan in such a tone in which her mother wasn't capable of hearing. Her room was like that of a hoarder. Piles of dirty laundry on one side of the room, her school materials trashed on another and a bed which appeared to have been abandoned for weeks. "Susan, will you hurry! The bus will leave any minute!" Mrs. Kramer called out again, this time more annoyed than ever. "Found It!" called out Susan cheerfully. Susan quickly grabbed her luggage, hopped over a pile of clothing on the floor and trotted down the stairs as fast as she could. Her mother was leaning on the handrail with the intent of rushing her again. "Dont forget to call m-". But Susan was already out the door.
This was Susan's personality. Always excited about the things that interested her the most. Like the wilderness, camp fires and most importantly hanging out with her best friend Jenna. However, she wasn't a very organized person. Never cared about her appearance as all the other 12 year old girls did. She was, though, intelligent and very much into sports and had more of a husky voice than a girly one. Today she wore her usual sports sweatpants and sweatshirt despite the warm weather. But that wasn't what was important to her at the moment. Today was the day she got to visit her grandparents in Verdana for the first time in 10 years, not to mention the many nights Susan and Jenna are planning to spend setting up campfires and telling frightening stories to each other.
The bus driver honked a couple of times making Susan run a little faster. He had stood there for last 15 minutes waiting for Susan to rush at the last minute. Luckily his patience didn't run out very quickly since he is good friends with Susan's parents. "Hurry it up, what is your deal!" snapped Jenna from the window. The bus door opened and Susan made her way in. "Its nice of you finally join us Ms Kramer!" exclaimed the bus driver sarcastically. He rolled his eyes, closed the door and pulled away. Susan quickly made her way to the back of the bus where Jenna had saved her a seat before losing her balance. She noticed that all of the other passengers were staring in discontent for her lateness but didn't pay them any mind. The bus was surprisingly packed and Susan's trip was relatively far which meant they were probably going to be the last ones to get dropped off. "What took you so long Susan? asked Jenna, removing her backpack from the seat she saved for her. "The guy almost rode off without you." "I'm sorry, I had to take care of some very important things" Susan lied. "Anyways, I'm really excited about this trip! I don't think I've ever been to Verdana." Mentioned Jenna. "Well don't worry, I've only been there once but ill tell you, it isn't much like the city. It's only a small town. We'll spend most of our time outdoors anyways"
"So you girls are headed to Verdana huh?" Susan and Jenna look back to face the stranger right behind them. She looked over 70 years of age and had a really strange hairdo. "Yes? And who are you?" questioned Susan oddly. "I use to live in Verdana many years ago before I forced myself to move out." "Why were you forced to move out?" asked Susan curiously. Let's just say I had no choice. Growing up there, I had experienced .. Here is a piece of advice", the lady lowered her voice to a whisper, and leaned over, "stay away from there!. Turn back now before it's too late!"
"What?" asked Susan. "What are you talking about?" added Jenna. Susan hadn't realized that the bus made a stop. "Goodbye now" The lady quickly stood up and made her way out of the bus. Susan and Jenna watched her walk off out of sight, then slowly turned to face each other. "How weird was that? Susan choked out. "Very weird" responded Jenna.