Wendy! Jennifer cried as she ran over to her friend. Wendy looked up at the sound of her friends voice, her soft blonde hair bouncing as she turned her head. Jennifer! she giggled as she jumped up. Jennifer embraced her friend as they both sat back in the soft grass. Wendy have you heard about the new girl coming here? I heard she lost her parents in a fire. Jennifer said in her soft sad voice. Thats just terrible. I hope she will be okay. Things like that are hard to get over. Wendy replied in her soft bell like voice. Both girls looked at the blue sky above; a soft breeze blew through the lush rose garden that surrounded them. Girls, Time to come in! Mr. Hoffman called from the front steps of the orphanage. Jennifer and Wendy jumped up at the sound of the old mans voice. Both girls headed towards the front door of the large old mansion that served as an orphanage. Wendy stopped a few feet away from the door. she doubled over as she began to cough. Jennifer stopped at the sound of her friends coughing. With one foot on the porch she turned to look at Wendy. The girls entire body was shaking with every cough, when the coughs finally subsided Wendy looked up at her friend. Jennifers amber eyes that mirrored the worry in her own blue eyes. Wendy faintly smiled at her friend. Jenny Im okay, just a bad cough. Jennifer slowly walked to her friends side. Come on we need to get inside before we get in trouble again. Jennifer said as she took her friends thin hand. They walked slowly into the main room of the large old mansion, Mr. Hoffman stood beside an older girl with long brown hair that matched her brown pinstripe dress. Eleanor walked out of the parlor carrying her empty bird cage, Meg followed close behind as she scribbled away in her notebook. Amanda stood at the top of the stairs, lipstick smeared across her broad face. Olivia wiped tears off of her face; she stood in front of the dining room doorway her light blonde hair matted to her wet cheeks. Move cry baby. Susan said as she pushed Olivia out of her way. Thomas followed close behind, a piece of chalk in his dirty hand. Nicholas and Xavier stepped into the front doorway, both holding wooden swords. Children, Id like you to meet our newest addition to the family, Diana. Mr. Hoffman gestured towards the girl on the stairs. Diana flipped her brown hair as she stood. Nice to meet all of you, She said with a cold smile. Now kids be nice to her and dont get into trouble. Mr. Hoffman, he headed towards the study door. The study door opened and closed with a soft creak of old hinges. The children began to drift back to the other rooms. Only Diana, Olivia, Jennifer and Wendy remained in the main room. Well kiddies, lets get one thing straight. I like to be left alone and I dont think you want to end up like my parents, right? Diana said as she turned to face the stairs, she grabbed her bag and began to walk to the upper floor. You dont scare me. Youre nothing but a heartless princess whos used to getting her way. Wendy challenged as she glared up at Diana. With her hand on the banister Diana turned to look at Wendy. Maybe Ill like this dump after all, she said with a smug smile. Wendy began to smile, Jennifer giggled. Wendy doubled over in pain as she began to cough. Wendy? Jennifer whispered as her friends coughing became more violent. Mr. Hoffman! Olivia cried, she ran down the hall still calling for the old man/ Wendy lurched towards the wall knocking a blue china vase off of a table, as she stumbled towards the dining room. Porcelain shattered, sending crimson roses and water in every direction on the scarred wooden floor.