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"Roberta! Roberta!"

A young hyena cringed, then turned around to meet her parents. "What? I gotta get to class!"

"You got time," her mother said. The teenager sighed, then waited for the lecture. "Now Roberta, we aren't gonna say any more about why we got you transferred here. You are still grounded until you graduate, but as far as your father and I are concerned, what happened is past. This is a fresh start...so can you do us a favor? Please?"

Roberta Lee sighed, her ears and mane falling back submissively. "Yes, Mama?"
"Make some friends? We do not want to hear about you bullying other kids and making trouble. Ok?"
"Listen to your mother," Roberta's father chimed in from the family's beater minivan.
"Thank you, Fred. Honey, you're a talented, very special girl. Use your talents for good...to help people, ok? Remember what we taught you." Roberta's mother hugged and kissed her. "Go kiss your father."

"Yes, Mama." Roberta obeyed, giving her dad a kiss on the cheek before going into the new school.

* ~ * ~ *

Mayhap we should have a little about her, shall we? The 18-year-old hyena in our story, Roberta was approximately 168cm (5'6") tall, but about 97kg (215lbs) wide, with an unexpected amount of muscle lying beneath her fat. With a buzz-cut mane, sports jersey, and sweat pants, she was butch, yet frumpy. The fact that her family lived in a mobile trailer was just about tragic. And being the new kid in her senior year put her in a desperate situation, even though it was the first day of the new year. Fortunately, she had been something of a bully in her previous school, so this hyena still had teeth.

Roberta hiked her second-hand backpack up onto her shoulder, then found her first class. Most of the students had taken a seat already, and the teacher--a duck who had taught most of these students' parents--was waiting.

"Miss Lee?"
"Yeah?"
"Yes?"
"Uh...yeah?"
"YES?"
"... yyy-yes?"
"Very good." Yes, Mr. Duxon had his quirks. Good luck. "Class, this is Roberta; she is our other new student! Roberta, you will be sitting between Aliee and...his name escapes me. Over there." He gestured a wing over to an empty space between a moth and a scruffy feline. One quick look and she analyzed her targets. One was a ditz, the other some artsy-fartsy, probably. Her old instincts came back to bear as she sat down.

But as Roberta's short-tailed tush hit the chair, she supressed a whoop of pain. Really now; a tack? No no, she would NOT be a patsy. Roberta growled softly, brushed the tack away, and sat, giving a glare to both her neighbors. Bring on the new year.
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Felt the glare move over her golden moth fur and her antennae curled in that direction. She looked up from under those ginger locks and a second set of tendril like arms placed a pencil case on the table. She paused, slapping her self in the forhead and dropping her head on the table "I forgot my damn book" she groans, her antennae dropped onto her locks of hair. Her wings flutterd a little, large cyan and ginger wings with soft dust coating them. She looked up, chin on the table and sighed, reaching into her bag and pulling on the book and placing it down "I forgot to look in my bag... God sake" she was overly forgetful this moth. Sliding back into her hair, Aliee crushed her wings and let out a loud yelp. Her left arms shooting into the air "Sir! Can I have a chair with no back please!"
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"mmmph....urk...'nother day I suppose..."

A scruffy ragamuffin cat without a name, going only by "Patches," woke up after sleeping all night on a discarded matress in an alley, his back aching, fur dirty as the cot he slept in. Looking at his functional, yet barely readable watch, he suddenly remembered: "AGH! Bloody well slept in..."

The Cockney feline had little time to lose as he packed his guitar case with paper, his books, and whatever he could find in the alleyway for school; he may have been a poor cat, but he was quite educated and intended to stay that way. He was soon running off towards school with nearly all of his belongings on his back.

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After taking a short trip to the men's restroom to freshen up slightly before school, he walked into Mr. Duxon's class. As usual, many of the students murmured among themselves and looked away from Patches when he walked in the room. His patched clothing and dirty appearance weren't exactly handsome, but he still wished that people wouldn't treat him like he'd caught smallpox.

Just as he sat down, the teacher introduced the new student Roberta. "You will be sitting between Aliee and...his name escapes me," said the teacher, but Patches didn't bother to speak up; he'd been insulted enough as a kid to have an immunity to such embarrassing gaffes such as forgetting someone's name. He'd been through a lot worse... "mmph..."
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A young female Caracal quickly stood up to her feet soon after she woke up in her apartment, she was living alone, and it seems it wasn't too long since she moved in there. After brushing her semi-long hair, she carefully braided it, ending up with two shorter braids in the front and one longer on the backside. Her movements were almost silent and swift as she moved around to look for fitting clothes to head to school.

She decided to wear a darkly coloured skirt, going down to a little below her knees and a white, short-sleeved blouse to contrast with it. Then the young Caracal packed a few notebooks to her bag just before she left, and securely closed the door with a key.

The skirt gently flowed along the air as she hurried to school. She didn't seem like a typical student. Her name is Himiko Kibō, and she is an exchange student from Yamaha. As she reached her locker, thanks to help of a few of the local students that understood her speech, she took all she needed for the class, that was luckily close by.

As she entered the class, she bowed for a brief moment, before speaking in her soft, calm voice, "Konich... Um... Hello. Did I arrive in time?" she asked, as she glanced around the class. The teacher looked at her for a brief moment, then turns back to the class, "Ah, Class! Say hello to your new student, Himiko." He then turned back to the feline student at the door, "Yes, you arrived in time. You will be sitting behind behind... Ailee." He then gestured to the seat behind the moth.
"Thank you, Mr. Duxon." She said, having looked over at the schedules some time before, thus knowing his name, and bowed again, before walking over to sit at the directed seat.

Himiko began to quickly examine some of the students around the classroom as she headed by, taking note of Ailee's behavior, or the general look of the scruffy cat called Patches. She then quickly prepared for the current class, before noticing the much larger than herself hyena enter the classroom. The Caracal was just 5'6" tall, go figure. A moment later, she kept her silence but lowered her ears slightly, mainly because of Roberta's behavior and a prank that was laid on her, hoping that nothing of such would happen to herself.
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"Oh man, oh man!"

The young wolf thought as she raced into the the parking lot, and parked her car "Stupid freaking cops!" she muttered shutting of her car and grabbing her black messenger bag off the passenger seat she got out of the car and closed the scissor door making sure the car was locked. She ran to the front door, being careful not to trip in her shoes, she made it into Duxon's class just as the bell rang she walked to her seat, the one behind roberta, she sat down and fixed her outfit. A light pink knee length dress with a thin black belt fastened around her waist, and then a pair of black high heels to finish.

"Must be a new kid." Ivelese thought, as she'd never seen the young, yet large hyena that sat in front of her, she opened up her bag and pulled out her textbook and her notebooks, dropping her car keys into the bag.
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While Roberta settled into class, the duck at the helm fielded Aliee's request. "Oh, right; an unfortunate oversight. Take the seat at the back of the room. If you wish, go ahead and switch them with the seat you already have, that way I do not have to change the seating chart."

Mr. Duxon then waddled behind his desk and opened the curriculum binder. After taking a mental roll call, he started writing on the blackboard. "Now ladies and gentlemen, this is your final year, so no silly get-to-know-each-other games. Instead, we will start off by giving you your first assignment for Friday. That is how it is going to be in the real world, so get used to it."

A low groan, followed by whispers along the lines of "I don't believe this" and "man, I hate this guy" [censored for content, of course] bubbled up from the class, but Mr. Duxon went on, passing out papers. "So for your first assignment, split off into groups of five. Each group member will write an essay on one of the other group members' species--their culture, stereotypes, strengths and weaknesses, and how perceptions of the species may not be true for the individual. Now, the way this is going to work is that no two students will write their essays on each other. You will have to go around the circle." Evil enough for a senior-year writing class instructor, no?

"This also means you will have to actually socialize with each other to get to know the one you are writing about. That is another key point to this exercise. Now go ahead and choose your groups, or else I will have to assign them," he quacked. Roberta died a little inside as most of the students gathered into their respective cliques--jocks, preps, goths, and the like all gathering according to their kind. With the hyena not knowing anybody, that meant she would either get stuck with the wallflowers or...oh no. She looked around, saw that the only ones left were the wolf, moth, cat, and...what was she? Some kind of lynx? The foreign kid. Fan-friggin'-tastic.

Roberta figured to herself that if she were lucky, maybe she would get run over by the bus and not have to do this assignment. She sat where she was, hoping, praying that once the other students had settled, there would be another group left without a member. Fat chance, honey.
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Had just switched over the chairs when he handed her her paper. Holding it in an under arm, the other front two worked with placing the chair and getting settled. She paused, looking to her left [ithink] and up at Roberta. The one large bug eye stared for a sec. Sending off, to most, an uneasy feeling. Well, if a moth was staring at yo, you'd feel funny too. Suddenly, she stuck out her right golden arms to the Hyena

"Hiya" she beamed up at her "Im Aliee, I don't really have a social status to finish of my introduction to you, BUT HI" she exclaimed at the other female. For some reason, Aliee didn't feel fear. Maybe its because she is a dunce, or too much of a happy moth to care. Her Annette flickers a little at the other female. She looked about, smiling to all around her

"wanna be in a group, guys?" her tone was a cheery tone, for some, too bubbly for this early in the morning.
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Himiko quietly stays at her seat for a moment, nodding to the duck as he hands her the paper. She doesn't seem to maintain eye contact with anyone else but the ones who were left, that is the ones that are literally around her. Her blank stare continues for a while, until she gave a small sigh, looking back down at her desk, where the papers laid down upon.

She kept on being like so, until she looked at Aliee, that seemed happy as ever. At least some optimism in the so called 'group' is present, at least until she will have to letter out the name of her species.
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Ivelese was usually with the preps, so when the grouping started Ivelese turned to join her friends, only to find someone else took her spot. Scowling a bit, she turned around and looked at the others who would be in her group. She looked over at Ailee "Seems like we kind of have to be a group." she stated with a huge lack of enthusiasm.

She usually wasn't negative, but the fact that she'd missed a chance to be in a group with her friends, and then ended up in the group she was in, just ruined any chance of her being positive about this assignment.
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When Perky Ms. Moth stared at her, Roberta stared back. In her past record, Roberta had become a master at the Glare of Smoldering Death to Come. Blame a cobra friend from way back. So long as she could lock eye contact, Roberta could stare down a charging feral rhino. All she had to do to bend the moth to her will was catch the moth's...uh...pupils?

Compound bug eyes produced a heretofore unencountered problem with the Glare of Smoldering Death to Come. There was nothing to lock onto! Targeting systems scrambled! MAYDAY! Roberta's face scrunched up as she turned on the power. Her right eye twitched. An eyebrow twisted upward. Her vision doubled. She was losing it! Bail out!

Breaking away before she went down in flames, Roberta blinked several times and rubbed her eyes. Man, this bug was good. "Uh, yeah, heh, guess we're in a group. Now who else can go wrong?" She quipped.

Who else indeed. Overpriced prep wolf had graced them with her shining presence, and the foreign chick was clearly oblivious, just sitting there silent. "Hey, you with the ear extensions!" she beckoned. "Bring your desk over!"

Looking at the ones she'd have to spend the rest of the week--nay, the school year, likely--Roberta heard the voice of her mother yelling at her to be nice in her head. Right. New leaf and stuff. "So like, uh...I'm Roberta. Hey," she said to the group with a halfhearted smile, trying to salvage some politeness.
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Looking around at the members of her supposed 'group' Ivelese couldn't help but let out a defeated sigh "Yeah, this group certainly looks like it'll accomplish something." she said, her words dripping with Sarcasm. Ignoring the others, she turned and looked at Roberta, watching as she apparently tried to stare at the Moth. She couldn't help but smirk a bit as she watched all of Roberta's facial expressions from her failure to stare the other girl down.

Looking around at the others, she kind of hoped the teacher would make it a partner assignment, do she could work with her friend Zoey. The two of them always did well together.
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As a matter of fact, the wheels in Mr. Duxon's head were clanking at a steady pace. As he surveyed the groups, he shook his head, frustrated. Oh well, it had been an experimental project anyway. Nevertheless, he had expected a little more diversity among the groups for once. Of course, what had actually taken place, with each clique joining its own group, was a little counterintuitive to the project's intent. Everyone already knew each other and hung out--except for that one group--so what was there to learn? The drake's feathers ruffled as he waddled back to his desk.

"All right, I can see where I have made a mistake here in asking you to form your own diverse groups. Therefore, instead of a group project, I will break all of you off into partners...that I will assign." He pointed his wings around the room, linking two people of completely different background together for the rest of the week. "This means you'll have to write a five page essay on the species-specific subculture of your partner."

When the wings of fate selected Roberta, she looked over in horror at her partner. Ditzy she might have been able to deal with. Artsy, meh, they at least made things that were neat to look at. Foreign, why not? But no...NO! Not...not HER! Little Miss Ambercollie and Finch herself. Roberta slumped back in her chair, her head dangling behind her as a groan escaped. To be fair, it was a chorus of groans, echoing across the entire classroom as jocks and nerds, bible-thumpers and pot heads, cheerleaders and goths, found their fates intertwined for the first major grade of the school year. Mr. Duxon had a reputation as being one of the most hated teachers in the school. "Now," he quacked, sitting back at his desk, "go ahead and make preparations and get to work."

"Hi..." Roberta said to the she-wolf in a voice that, if transcribed, would have been written in Chiller font. "I guess to start off, I'm Roberta. So like, how we gonna do this?"
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Ivelese smiled as Mr. Duxon announced that he was going to change up the assignment a bit. She turned back and waved at her friend zoey, who waved back at her, she turned around quickly when she heard the final part of his ramble, that he was choosing the partners. She watched him go around the room, pairing up everyone, but when she heard her she was paired with, she was certainly shocked to say the least. Much as the rest of the class did, she glared at Mr. Duxon as he returned to his desk.

She turned to look over at Roberta "Hey.." she replied to Roberta, in a tone that wasn't quite as harsh as the one she'd used "I'm Ivelese." she replied "As for how we should start on the project, I'm not really sure. I've honestly never had to write about someone else before."
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Okay, she hadn't said "Eww" or "OMG" yet, so might as well make the best of it, Roberta. Be nice, like I told you. YES, MAMA... the hyena told the voice in her head. She rubbed a paw through her mane. "Ok, so like...what's this paper say?" she asked rhetorically. After re-skimming it, part of the page read:

Tips for getting information:
1.) Sit with interviewee at lunch
2.) Invite interviewee to dinner, parents permitting.
3.) Find out where your interviewee likes to spend time and go there....


The list went on. Not bad suggestions by any means, as far as the project was concerned. Roberta really didn't want to do it though, and nobody else did either really, so she flicked an ear backward. "How much of a grade do you want on this anyway? 'Cuz like, I don't really care, I'll take a Mulligan on this if you don't care either. We could always just like, bomb this one and make up a D later, right?" Hostile as she seemed, Roberta, like most hyenas, was a social animal, so the demands of the pack--or the group project--outweighed her own. If preppy here wanted a high grade, Roberta would play along. Otherwise, if Ivelese didn't care, then neither did she. A grade of D- was passing, and that's all she cared about; not that hard to salvage, even with mediocre performance.
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Ivelese read over the list as well, skimming over all the instructions. They seemed like good methods for getting to know each other. But to be honest, she was a bit put off on the thought of going to Roberta's house, or to a place where she hung out. As she continued to look over the list, she could already tell there'd be a way to get a fairly decent grade on this assignment without having to get too involved.

"Well, I'll tell you this. I've got a good idea on a way to do this project where we could end up coming out with a pretty good grade. Because, while making up a D might not be hard in other classes, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be easy to do in this class. If you meet me at lunch we can sit together and discuss my plan."
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