"Come on..." Frankie muttered, calling Clawdeen, "Where are you guys?"
"Sorry sistah, the bus is late. We'll try to get there as soon as possible."
"Alright. Meet you there."
She hung up. She sat on the steps in front of Monster High. She sighed, getting bored from waiting. She had arrived early, and she wanted to wait for her friends before going inside. The weather wasn't too bad. She decided to sit by a tree. She stood up and walked over to one of the trees in the yard, and then she sat down. She placed her hand on the grass, only to feel another hand there. She flinched and looked at the hand. It seemed it was from a man, and there were ugly looking stitches on it.
"Huh?" She said.
A disgusting creature was sitting near her. His clothes were ripped, and his stitches weren't as clean as Frankie's stitches. He had some bruises and dried, black blood on his whole body. He was making some low growling noises.
"O-Oh! I'm sorry, I didn't see you there," Frankie apologized.
The man just stared at her. "W... Wa..."
"What was that?"
The man grabbed her hand. He put a small flask in it, then pointed at the water fountain. She nodded her head, stood up, and walked towards it. She filled up the flask with water, then walked back and gave it to him. The man drank it, and this time his voice sounded more clear.
He coughed, covering his mouth.
"Are you sick?"
"Oh, well, my name is Frankie, nice to meet you!"
She held out her hand. She didn't want to touch the man because of how gross he looked, but she forced herself to be nice. The man slowly shook her hand.
"What's your name?" She asked.
"N... Nick... Nicholas..."
"Nicholas, I like it!"
He blushed. Frankie was wondering why his face was getting a little black, but she ignored it.
"Are you a new student at Monster High?"
"Do you look forward to enrolling? It's a great school!"
Nicholas didn't want to be rude, especially since she helped him out by giving him water.
"Maybe... I'm not sure if I'll be here again..."
"Huh? What does that mean- ah, ahh, achoo!"
Frankie sneezed, accidentally zapping Nicholas with her electricity. He groaned in pain and started bleeding out of his stitches.
"Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry!" She apologized as she placed a hand on one of his shoulders, "Are you okay?"
"Yes..." He coughed again.
"Are you sure? You're bleeding. Hey, I've never seen anyone with black blood."
"I... Don't... Belong here..."
"Which city do you live in?"
"I've never heard of that place before. What's it like?" She asked, smiling at him.
"Well... Strange... I think this place is much better..."
She giggled. "Since you're new here, I can show you around. The school is great, and I'm sure Headmistress Bloodgood would be happy to have you as one of her students."
Suddenly a police car crashed into the school building. A gray skinned police man opened the door and got out. He had a gun and a taser in his hand. There was a badge on his shirt that read "Ghoul City Police Department." It was Edward. He looked around. A few monsters at the school stared at him. Nicholas had heard him, and he hid behind the tree. He pulled Frankie closer to him so Edward wouldn't spot her.
"Hey! What are you-?" Frankie asked.
"Shhh, I can't... Let him see me..." Nicholas explained.
"Why is a police officer here? Wait, are you a criminal?"
"Not... Really... I have to go..."
"You do? But my friends aren't here yet, and I get pretty bored without them."
"I'm sorry... I'll just drag you down with me."
He got up. She stood up as well. Nicholas noticed a group of monsters behind Frankie walking towards them.
"Goodbye, Nick," She said, her happiness draining away.
"... Goodbye Frankie."
Nicholas ran away. Frankie's friends have arrived.
"Frankie! Sorry we're late!" Draculaura said.
"Oh, it's okay," she replied.
"Hey, who was that weirdo that was just with you?" Cleo asked.
"He's not a weirdo," Frankie said, "He's a friend. And his name is Nicholas."
"Are you sure he's just a friend?" Clawdeen asked.
Frankie blushed. "Of course he is!"
The bell rang.
"Oh, we're going to be late for class!" Draculaura yelped.
The three girls ran up the stairs, and Frankie followed. She turned around to look at Nicholas still running off.
"I hope he comes back some day. He seemed like a nice guy." She thought to herself.
She then walked into the school.