A Chocolate Malt
Is there a list? Surely there’s a list. Oh my God, did I miss a list? Where is the list?! I panic. The back-to-school aisle at the store has everything I could want, but I don’t know what I need. Tomorrow is the first day of middle school. I picked out my outfit last week, and I know how I’m going to comb my hair for the first day too. But I don’t know what I need for the actual classes. In elementary school, the teacher gave my mom a list of supplies I'd need. Now, I’m flying blind. These are the big leagues. This is middle school. I’m not a kid anymore.
Chapter 1 There weren’t always dragons in the Valley. At least, not that I knew of, and the night the first of the dragons arrived, I didn’t notice. I was distracted by how unceremoniously Aulam ended things between us again. He had a boyfriend working the docks of the Southern Shore, or so he told me. I was a placeholder, a warm body, there for Aulam to find comfort during the school year. But as the summer holiday drew near, he had his sights set on someone better apparently. Fuck him!