Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Mystery...

So I ended up getting a valentine after all. It was a day late, but who's complaining? The valentine came in a little red envelope and had a pastel drawing of two kittens, the boy kitten (you could tell it was the boy kitten because it had a blue bow, and the girl kitten had a pink bow and long eyelashes) with his tiny forepaws clutched over his heart, and he was beseeching his sweetie to "Be my Valentine?". It looked like the sort of card you'd get by the bagful when you were in kindergarten or first grade and then, sadly, never get again in your life. And the card was signed...well, that's the mystery. It wasn't signed. It had been pushed through the gap in my locker until just the corner of it was sticking out.

I have three suspects--I mentioned a little while ago that I would be chaperoning a group of newlydead kids around the school? Three of them are boys, and I am pretty certain that the Valentine came from one of them. Which is very flattering at all but I assure you that I was very professional in my chaperoning and not flirtatious at all so I hope none of them got the wrong idea.

Meet the suspects--

Eric
Eric is very quiet and shy but he did tell me that he died because of a long illness. He didn't tell me what the illness was but I get the idea that he was bedridden or hospitalized for a long time; he is very frail and his skin tone is a shade paler than most zombies, even. He has very wide blue eyes that almost look too big for his face, but he doesn't let you look at them very long. We didn't get the chance to talk much but I know he really likes cartoons. I think he said Invader Zim was his favorite.

Travis
Travis is almost the polar opposite of Eric; he's one of the most outgoing zombies I've ever met. He apparently died as a result of a Jackass-style stunt he tried to do involving a dirt bike, a long ramp, and a woodpile. He said that he was impaled on a tree branch during the stunt and died, and then he asked me if I wanted to see the scar. Omz, no! He bla bla bla'd the whole time I spent walking him around--he talks so fast that he nearly sounds trad, and all of his stories involved some extreme activity he'd done--rock climbing in Utah, white water rafting in Colorado, shark hunting off the coast of Florida. His parents are "rich and still love him even though he's dead" and I wasn't sure which fact was more important that I understand.

I guess I'm kind of painting him out to be a blowhard but actually he was kind of funny once he settled down a bit. And although it sounds grisly and sick, he had a whole table of us--trad and zombie alike--laughing at the story of his death. Not many zombies have a sense of humor about that stuff so that at least was refreshing.

Luis
He's the mystery within the mystery, because he shared almost nothing with me. Eric was shy but he'd at least answer a question when you asked it; and unlike Eric, Luis would maintain eye contact an uncomfortably long time. Zombies do that, especially newlydeads who haven't regained much of their functionality, so I don't think he was being intentionally creepy. Plus he has really nice dark eyes and I bet it if he were still alive he'd be really good looking. That sounds really shallow and judgemental--he's still kind of good looking, but if he was alive he'd look even better. You get the idea. But I got almost nothing from Luis at all about his background. About the only thing that he said to me unprompted was "I like...your...bracelets...and your...hair," which was very sweet and nice of him and probably the only remotely flirty thing any of the three said to me the first week I was showing them around. But the Kitten Kard? Doesn't seem like his style, somehow.

So those are our suspects. What do you think? Who slipped the valentine into my locker? Eric? Travis? Luis? Or...someone else?

I'll share more clues as I discover them...

29 comments:

Maggie said...

Omz so cool! I wish my valentine was a secret admirer that wud b so much fun! I think it wuz luis or however it was spelled the last guy. Idk why just sort of a hunch I guess. Cum to think of it im almost always wrong so dnt trust me. I still dnt get da courage to tell my valentine wat I am yet-a zombie I meen like I said he nor anyone else who isn't a doctor no that I am not alive. I hope it works out better for u margi then it is 4 me!
XOXOXOXOXOX

Maggie said...

Oh yea thx 4 da advise margi! I really didn't use it tho. I'm still too scared but one day soon I will and hopefully everything will b alright. ;)

Unheard Of said...

a mystery indeed.
my advice? get to know the Luis kid a little better. maybe he did send it, but don't open with that. Just be your awesome self and eventually the truth will come.

...
or ask anybody with lockers near yours if they saw anything. ;)

Axel said...

Hmm, all the boys sound rather interesting, but I'm not too sure about which one it was. What if it was none of them?
Oh my, Margi, you could have a stalker!
Just kidding, but if it were any of them, I would say Luis.
Becuase if it were the first one, the Valentine might have had Gir on it.
Anyway, I can't wait for you to find out who sent it~

Anonymous said...

i hav 2 agree nd say Luis would be the most likley 2 do it only because he said he like your bracelet and your hair. But im not sure cant wait to find out more!!!

It's me! said...

Lol margi I c u hav a little predicament on ur hands! Personally I think it's Luis. Well the only reason I think it's Luis is cuz my name is Luis n I think it wud b fun to date u margi! But not rite now, im really sick now like lost my voice puking alot kind of sick. I feel terrible n it duznt even get me out of skull cuz I'm on break now! It's times like this I wish I wuz a zombie :(
I hope u find da guy
-L.

It's me! said...

Oh I just published my last comment n I'm pretty sure I used da word predicament wrong. I think I shade used sumthing like mystery. Sry but I'm not very good at grammer.
Bye
-L.

xXkarissa_katXx said...

margi,
I think that it was luis because he said that he liked your hair and ur bracelets wich has to mean he is into you and that could only mean that he would do something to show u and ohh yea try to get to no him better..i would love to hear more about him...idk y tho probly bc he seems mysterious lol i hope u find out who it was soon<3

Love with your Mind said...

Wait and whoa; aren't you forgeting about the hundreds of living guys at your school? It would really be better for you to limit your romantic stargazing to them because let's face it, 'til death do us part,' isn't such a commitment from a zombie. Then there's the aging factor and children to plan for. Think ahead.

Pheebes said...

Hey! I just read dis n omz I think u guys r sumhow parallel to my life exept no db Kidz :( it's Luis cuz da same thing happened to daffy n it wuZ from a sophomore named Luis except da card had puppies! My valentines day ended up in a fit between my bff Tommy n Pete (evil) cuz he wuz being meen to me :'( Tommy is da best n I ended up asking him to b my valentine n we went on a date n evrything n now we r together but i like dis guy named Adam 2 n now I'm confuzzled as to which 1 to choose cuz I'm pretty sure dey both like me n Adam evn gave me a valentine but den his gf broke up wit him n now I feel bad n tommmy is just gr8 n I'm so confuzzeled! These things rnt suppoed to happen to freshman :( anywho we got zombie day be n official holiday at our skool since me n frends r in student council well da teachers changed da name to "the honoring of living impaired of america" n we were like watt isn't it differently biotic now but they refused to change it but all us kids call it zombie day or db day n as for ppl like pete they call it "the stupid holliday for ******* dead heads" ya dats y he wuz bullyin me cuz we started da idea 4 da holiday it's on march 2nd cuz dats da only day they wud approve of we already had to do a webquest on Tommy n most of us used dis site evn tho da teachers said no we dnt like teachers ;) we also had to rite a 2 pg essay on our fees of the "zombie revolution" ya teachers r weird............. We dnt hav skool 2day for sum strange reason dats y I'm on dis site catching up.
Peacelovezombies
Pheobe O.

Zombie gurl said...

Hahaha Eric, Eric, Eric! I always thought Erics were cute until I met one he wuz da meenest guy on da planet! But he wuz cute so I went out wit him I'm so superficial n ended up regretting it forever oh well we r threw anyway cuz I broke his heart;) anywho I no it's not Eric I think it's luis but we will just hav to c
Bye!

Maggie said...

Tell pheobe I said happy bday even tho it's not really her bday but it sorta is....... I'm confused watever just say happy sorta birthday from Maggie!
I wish I cud get older *sigh*
Bye!

Anonymous said...

Omz, nicee <3 I think thats so sweet of who ever put it in your locker, and as Unheard of said, you should ask around. Maybe someone saw who it is. Omz, i love this website, please please please write more!! I love Mysocalledundeath.com! My fav next to Yahoo Answers, facebook, and hotmail <3 Please write more :)

maya the trad said...

I believe it waz luis az well az many.that'z sooooo cute!i wish i cud tell my crush i like him but can't:(but that'z ok.so it'z totally LUIS!!!good luck margi!!:)

Anonymous said...

I THINK IT IS REALLY SWEET!!

Anonymous said...

Omz! So cool! Wish my Valentines day (or the day after) was that cool. Mine was totally uneventful. Personally, I think it's Travis. idk y, i just do. u know those feelings?? Ya, had a feeling that something was wrong rite before i found out my best friend had been in an accident(Thank God she came back!). almost whenever anythin big happns. :) I'm bout 99% of da time rite. good luck figurin out who it wuz! Hope it works out ;)
~Nessie

BreeT said...

Aw! That sounds so cute! I got a rose on Valentine's Day, but it turned out to be from my honor's biology teacher. Talk about awkward...

It sounds like Eric did it! He's soft-spoken and doesn't sound as obnoxious as the other two! Usually, it's the quiet guys who get the pretty girls!

Love you all!

Bree T.

Anonymous said...

LUIS!!!!!! GATTA BE YHUR GUY

kim said...

Remember Norm?

Mikki said...

Um... Hi im new to this sorta thing so i would like to say first of all that i have no Idea what to say. but i have read the Generation Dead books and i love them.

I dont do valentines cuz it has never worked out for me but You go Margi!!!

Well Im gonna post this before i realize how totally dumb and random i am..... Oops to late. Lol bye

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna guess that Tak did it.
That's right.
I'm calling this.

Anonymous said...

OmZ! Maybe it was KAREN! She's Back! no... seriously... maybe it is. I mean like karen's really nice like that, Right? But if i had to say one of those guys... I would have to say that maybe all of them like you and they all pitched in to get you the kard... and travis probably picked it out! B-T-Dubs! i have a friend like travis who dirt bikes... but he's not dead yet... we are just waiting for the day to come...

Anonymous said...

Oh... i do have to say that it can't be Tak... Cuz if Tak did it he would either have a crush on two different girls or changed his crush from katren to margie... sorry for thoses of you who don't know that tak had a crush on karen but its true...

Rayne said...

I would think its NOrm and not a DB. Sorry to burst your bubble, babe!

natalie jay said...

That's really weird. of the suspects you mention 1 & 3 seem the most likely, but lets not rule out all the other boys at your school (and girls lol).
The kitten card theme is beyond puzzling. is it supposed to be funny? is the secret admirer completely clueless about romance? what?
seth said he thinks it was probably phoebe and the kittens were probably just to throw you off the scent. but anywayyyys, let us know if/when you find out who it was!

Anonymous said...

i think it might possibly be karen or mabey just mabey it was pheobe!!! oh ans hows Adam? jw srry if the questions ocward

Mizuki Ayako said...

It's Luis! <3 :D
Awwww... I thiink it's sweet. It's good that some of us zombies can still have sweet crushes ^-^

Anonymous said...

*sigh* I wish people wud fall he'd ovr heels for me.well without the hole mystery part.hope it works out!!! Tell pheebes I sed hi to.just mention the name Anonymous.8)

Anonymous said...

I think we all wana no how's adam.kinda romantic that he took a bullet but sad too.8( don't let takayuki touch him he still kinda scares me