(Thalia Eve Cullen)
Conferences are boring. Forget super smart people liking things "normal" people find boring. Trust me. They are SO just as boring to us. But I went. I guess it wouldn't be that bad to meet more people like me.
I have a weird problem. I know people don't believe me, but I think that my genius is just a problem with my head. I'm practically psychic, for God's sake. How is that not a PROBLEM?! Sure its made me rich and famous, but I could do gladly with out it.
And now this letter. From Sir Henry Edward Kniles, III. With his fancy Ph.D. Honestly? With all that trite nonsense. "We gladly invite you to a conference of children with special talent's similar to your own, or with other..." Boring.
It was just so pitiful.
They weren't really even "inviting" me anyways. They were telling me to come or else.
But I went. My mum left me at the appointed building and I went in alone, my letter as my security pass. Outside of some doors that obviously led to a conference room, 5o or so other kids, almost all under 15, were mulling around, each one a varying degree of a geek. Some looked extremely normal, while others were...a sad stereotype. I hate stereotypes.
A girl, about 13, only a year younger than me, stood waiting patiently by the door. She had on earphones and seemed lost in her own world, her fingers playing piano in the air. It would be an unremarkable scene except for two things. 1) She played the keys with remarkable accuracy (I had taken piano for years now. I knew the keys.) and 2) she was an albino.
Her skin was completely white, as was her hair. Her eyes were red, but there was something about them that made them not sinister or even particularly disturbing. They just were.
I went to talk with her. Once I forced through the crowd I tapped the girl on the shoulder and she pulled out one earphone.
"Hello. I'm Thalia Eve Cullen. What's your name?" I held out my hand to shake hers.
She smiled and took my hand. "I'm Audrey Evans. I think your books are brilliant," said Audrey, in an Australian accent.
"Thank you. And I've played some of your music," I told the composer. "I think it has been my favorite to play."
And that was Thalia Eve. She doesn't talk much. Audrey's narration is up next. When she's not playing music you can't shut her up.
I got an other award!!!!! It's on the side. I'm kind of fuzzy on the rules of this one, but I think the nomination is anyone and you have to write about 10 things you like.
1. England. I want to live there. Enough said.
2. Books. I don't need to explain that one either.
3. Writing. I want to be an author. A lot of the time it's easier for me to talk on paper than with words.
4. Doctor Who. THE BEST EVER TV SHOW!!!!!!!!! <3 the Doctor!!!!! (The new season premier is tonight!!!! Matt Smith is gonna be SO funny!!!)
5. Detective shows. They rock. 'Nuff said. Although I think I've watched too many 'cuz I usually figure out who did it before the show's half over.
6. Macs. I have a Mac laptop. They're the best. Best present I ever got. Especially for my Bat Mitzvah.
7. Death Note. THE BEST MANGA EVER WRITTEN. And that is a fact.
8. Libraries. When they actually get my book when I put it on hold. (I've been waiting for 3 or 4 weeks for some Death Note books.)
9. Free time. No explanation needed.
10. All my lovely followers. Especially the ones who give me awards. ;-)
And I just read a really great Bones fan fic, called The Skull that was Bones.