The school was finally spotless, it was practically perfect. Even to this day she didn’t understand how she managed to clean so much of it practically by herself. Sure there were the butlers around but she was the only maid and it was almost like they wanted to see how much she could manage. After a year, they all seemed to realize she could manage all of it. The small maid was a busy body, she liked her days to go by fast with as much accomplished as possible. The faster she was able to do everything, the more time she had to do whatever she wanted.
The sun was setting in the distance as she could see rays of gold and pink flaring up around the tree tops. Eve stepped out, allowing herself to come out of the academy and into the fresh air. She inhaled slowly all but tasting the air. Clean, rich, calming. Her violet eyes began to close slowly. Comforting, it was always comforting. Her feet began to lead her into the forest as she made she stay somewhat close so she could hear if an alarm went off. It was busy inside that school, the royals trying to find their perfect pair. Her hand reached out to brush the trunk of a pine tree. The smell of the pine was strong, it almost reminded her of Christmas.
Eve sighed, her frame somewhat slouching for a minute. Christmas. What an odd human holiday. One of the students from their last batch spoke of human holidays and traditions. He was a rather nice boy and always had an interesting story to tell, however, he much like everyone else realized her homeland and quickly started to shun her. Her eyes fluttered closed as she leaned on the tree and slid down it. She was from a kingdom that everyone despised, and since she was born there that made her just as bad as the rest of them, or at least that’s how people acted towards her.
“Heh – did I expect anything different. “ Her hair brushed along her delicate cheeks as she nibbled on her lip. Father… She remembered him so clearly, his hard jaw line, his gruff voice, the way he stood, walked and barked orders. He was a man that most people feared, and Eve missed terribly. Her thoughts lingered to her mother, causing her skin to crawl. “You-” her voice started to tremble as her fingertips brushed along the sand below as if grasping for help. “Can’t hurt me-” She gasped, it was getting hard to breathe again. Her eyes slammed shut as memories plagued her mind, flashes of pictures. Chains, the smell of the dead, a hard pain along her cheek. “Anymore!” she yelled out loudly breaking the silence. A skeleton hand thrust through the earth’s crust and grasped at her hand. Eve was panting heavily as she looked down at the skeletal hand. “No more, it won’t ever happen again…” she tilted her head as her other hand fell from the tree behind her onto the skeletal hand as she tugged on the hand as it slowly began to rise out of the ground before a half rotted corpse stood before her. Chunks of its flesh missing in patches, dirt clung to every part of it, and the smell of rotting flesh was beginning to permeate as the zombie groaned at her. Her violet eyes were all but flowing as she stared at the zombie.
“Never again… never again…” she muttered in a hushed whisper, “NEVER!” she screamed out loudly as her eyes opened all the up as she remembered a corpse and burst into high pitched screeching laughter. “Can’t hurt me now! Can’t hurt me now! You dead bitch!” her laughter was an odd sound, way more high pitched than it should have been. She stood her eyes wide as she looked over at her zombie and grinned mischievously. “Oh dear oh me…” her voice seemed to change instantly as the eyes slowly closed to a much more normal size, and the glowing was starting to fade. Her soft purple eyes looked at the zombie as it collapsed and sunk back into the soil. Her features softened completely as she glanced around the forest. “Oh no! I need to make dinner!” with her normal innocent tone she ran back into the school as if it never happened.