Episode 3: The Newcomer
Joseph backed up from the mirror after seeing the glowing orange eyes,the reflection becoming clearer to show a wolf’s head,the fur is black with an orange stripe on it’s head.Joseph stepped back towards the mirror and looked at it,staring eye to eye with the wolf.
“What do you mean by that?” He asked the wolf with a curious tone. The wolf let out another creepy laugh.
“Oh so you really don’t know,” The wolf disappeared for a moment.”Then allow me to show you!”
A dog paw came out of the mirror and touched Joseph’s forehead,his eyes glowing red.Then a series of images played through his mind,all of them with people resembling him,just with different color left eyes.Then it all came back to him,playing through his history in what seemed to big full,from his childhood training and heroism to what he is now.When the paw disappeared he gasped for air,holding his chest and looking down into the sink before looking back up at the mirror noticing everything was back to normal.
“What the hell was that?” He wiped his mouth and looked around. “Were those really...my..ancestors..” He shook his head before walking out of the bathroom.
After a minute or so the bell rang for first period,Joseph made his way down the hall pulling out a piece of paper that had a number and a letter on it.Then he stopped and looked up at the class numbers.
“So I’m supposed to be in class..” He turned to his right and saw that he was in front on a door. “2-B..Hmm that seems like a ranking to me..” He sighed and opens the door,walking into the classroom.
The first thing he noticed in the classroom was pretty normal,well except for the group of students in the back of the classroom with distinctive orange and black clothing on.So he smirked and was about to go sit down but was stopped by a sudden...
He looked back and saw the teacher pointing a yardstick at him.He rose an eyebrow and smiled.The teacher was female in her 30s,she had dark brown hair and blue eyes.she was wearing a blue women's blazer over a white dress shirt and red tie along with a mini skirt that matched the blazer and fit around her voluptuous figure.
With a smile and looked her over. “Well aren’t you the busty one?” He said as he moved the yardstick out of his face.She blushed a bit,before returning to her angry gaze.
“You better just introduce yourself before I send you to the principal's office...” She said with a mature tone as she turned away and walked over to her desk.
“Sure..whatever,” He went to the front of the class and looked around.All eyes were on him,especially from the students with the matching clothing.So with a deep breath and exhale he started to speak. “Hello everybody my name is Joseph...”
A breathy voice could be hard saying,”Hatake”.
“Uhh..right my name is Joseph Hatake..right..” he seemed a bit confused by the voice and the class seemed confused by his sudden pause when speaking his name.The teacher slapped the yardstick on her desk when the class started to talk and chatter.
“That’s enough...go sit down..” The teacher command and with a head holding nod,he went to go find a seat.He looked around and saw two empty seats near the window,so he sat down in the empty seat behind the other one. Some of the students peek back at him,other move away from him.
“Geez,you would think they seen a black man before..” He says laying his head down on the desk.
After a few minutes the class started,the students opened their books to the page that teacher instructed them to go to. Joseph sighed and opened his book as well and noticed the kanji characters.
"Now how the hell am I suppose to-"He was cut off when the kanji started to translate to English right in front of his eyes. "What the?"
"Ahem.." He looked up front to see the students looking back at him,and the teacher with a irritated look on her face. So he let out a nervous chuckle and went back to looking at the book.
"This is gonna be a long day..."
After about 40 or so minutes,the class had ended. Joseph headed out of the room in a hurry,not wanting to be stared at anymore by his classmates. He started to walk down the hall,looking around seeing all the different types of students.
"I guess it's not so bad here. When you get used to the people.." He says continuing to look around but he then came to a sudden stop after hearing a "Oof" from in front of him.
"I-I'm sorry!" Shouted a sweet,female voice.
He looked down in front of him and his eyes widened. Kneeling down picking up some books was a girl with what seemed to have long,glowing,teal hair.
"Oh nah it's my fault,I wasn't paying attention." He said with a nervous chuckle.
She looked up at him and time seemed to slow down. He looked into her eyes,noticing that her eyes were blue with bit of red in them.
"Oh well uh...I'm Joseph Hatake.." He said holding his hand out to her. "What's your name?"
She took his hand and he pulled up to her feet. "I'm Fusha Naka...thank you for your kindness!" With that said she ran past him,leaving him a bit confused.
After coming to his senses,he finally started heading to his next class. When he was about halfway down the hall he stopped in his tracks as a girl with long black hair and bright green eyes stopped in front of him. She wore a open,black vest with a yellow shirt under it,some black jeans and yellow tennis shoes. He looked her over and tried to step to the side but she followed him.
"Uhh can I help you?" He asked with an unknowing tone.
The girl pointed behind him,so he turned around and saw about 5 guys in orange and black uniform shirts blocking his back path.Then they move to the sides of the hallway,standing behind them was a guy with short,red hair that had blue highlights in the front.He wore a wore a dark red sleeveless hoodie, a pair of blue jeans, and strangely enough some flip flops.
“Well what do we have here?” His tone was sinister sounding yet in a way non-threatening.He started to circle around Joseph with a slight grin. “Never seen someone quite like you before.”
Joseph’s eyes followed the guy,keeping his guard up hoping the guy wouldn’t try anything tricky. “I guess it is rare to see a black guy in Japan..” When he said that,the guy stopped in front of him and let out a devilish laugh.
“No...I’m not talking about that...”The guy said as he stopped laughing.
“Then what are you talking about?”
The guy grinned and put his hands on Joseph’s shoulders. “I’m talking about your potential!”
Joseph looked over at the guy's hands on his shoulders,then back at the guy with a rather irritated look. He then moved the guy's hand off of his shoulders before walking past him.
"I'm gonna pass on that man. I'm done with the team thing." Joseph walked past the five guys as they cleared a path for him. “I’m sorry homie but I need to go solo.” As he left ,the girl walked up the guy with a concern look.
“Don’t worry Shina...he’ll come to us..”