It was the first day of school, and you were now officially in sixth grade. You were really excited, for you hoped you'd make some really good friends, and maybe even get a boyfriend.
That morning, you had gotten up very refreshed, and had gotten ready quicker than normal, nearly startling your parents. Once you were ready, you headed out of the door to your bus stop, which was at the corner of the street, facing another, much busier road.
At the stop, was a boy you had never seen before, with another, much older looking albino. You approached them suspiciously; the words 'never trust strangers' ringing in your head. After a better look, you decided to come right up to them, brushing your (h/c) hair back so as to not block out your (e/c) eyes.
"Hello? Are you two riding the bus?" you asked, a small hint of fear in your voice.
The albino boy turned and looked at you, dumbfounded at first, but then suddenly breaking out into a devilish laugh. "Kesesese! You must be a sixth grader like mien bruder!"
"Um, yes, I am," you murmured, looking down. "I'm (name). And you are?"
"I am the Awesome Gilbert Belischmidt! And he," Gilbert said, pointing to the younger boy. "Is Ludwig, my awesome bruder!"
"Hello, (name), it's very nice to meet you." Ludwig told you shyly, a small blush on his face as he held his hand out, expecting you to shake it.
"It's great to meet you too, Ludwig!" you said, shaking his hand with a firm grip. You attempted to put a true smile on your face, but you had seemed to become very nervous, unlike when you had gotten up that morning.
"Are you all right? You look upset? Did I do something wrong?" Ludwig asked, beginning to look concerned.
Before you could reply, the load screech of the bright yellow school bus interrupted you, leaving you looking like a dumbstruck bird with your mouth wide open. Gilbert laughed hysterically when he caught a glimpse of you, and you gave him a hard glare, then glancing back to Ludwig, only to find him boarding the bus. You ran as fast as you could to the doors of the bus, following Gilbert and Ludwig on.
When you arrived on, you realized it was nearly empty, were there were almost row after row of unfilled seats. 'Where would you sit?' You asked yourself, slowly going down the aisle, until a load cough interrupted your thoughts. It was Ludwig.
"Why don't you sit with me? We could exchange schedules, if you'd like." He said, digging through his simple green shoulder bag.
"A-Alright. That sounds good." You whispered, astounded you had possibly made a friend this quickly.
You sat down in the uncomfortable seat, and began to dig through your own (favorite color) backpack for your own schedule. Once you found it, you held it out for Ludwig to look at, and he gladly took it, handing you his own.
As you inspected the boy's schedule, you found it surprisingly similar, which made you somewhat happier. You had nearly all of the same classes at the same time, with the exceptions of Gym and Typing.
"Hey, we have nearly all the same classes together. That's quite strange. But somehow nice." Ludwig said quietly, and you nodded in agreement.
"Well, at least we'll be able to study together or something, right?" you suggested thoughtfully.
"Quite right. It'd be great to have someone to study with who wasn't always saying he's 'Too awesome' for my grade. You aren't like that, are you?"
"No. I mean, I'm not fond of studying, but my parents say I have to." You say, sighing as the bus doors whooshed open.
Suddenly, two boys rushed onto the bus, apparently arguing with one another.
"Feathers do tickle birds, Artie! Why would they fly?" one boy asked, trying and failing to fix his unruly blondish-brunette hair.
"They do not! Birds use them to protect themselves from the cold! You're such a twit, Alfred!" the boy apparently named Artie replied, sitting down in the seat behind you and Ludwig.
You both sighed as they continued to bicker, and sat silently as other strange characters began to board on, such as Gilbert's odd friends, Francis and Antonio, who also had Antonio's boyfriend, Lovino. There was also Ivan and his three minions who you and Ludwig soon decided should still be in fifth grade.
As the bus ride continued, you got a bad headache, and choose to try out your new drawing pad so as to soothe your pain. You pulled out the large pad and a pencil from your pack, and you turned to a fresh page, beginning to draw. The pencil made smooth marks across the paper as you drew a mockingbird unfolding it's wings, preparing for flight. You sighed as you slowly drew in the individual feathers, and shaded in the body.
"Wow, (name). You're an amazing drawer. Such detail and shading. It's a good thing you're taking Art class." Ludwig commented, making you suddenly blush.
"T-Thank you, Ludwig. Do you draw too?"
"Yes, but I can only draw people, not objects. Do you want to see?"
"I'd love to." You say, excited to see Ludwig's artwork.
You were quite amazed by his work, mostly point-perspective pictures and portraits, but they were beautiful. Like he had spent hours over every piece.
"This is really awesome, Ludwig. Could you possibly teach me how to draw people?" you ask timidly, afraid he'd decline.
"Sure, but only if you show me how to draw birds. I think they would make my art look better."
You nod, flipping to a new piece of paper and beginning to instruct Ludwig on the basics of the bird's body