Azriel took her hand and led her away from the club.
"I've been out of school for three months. You?"
"It's only been a few days."
"Wow, you're lucky. At least you found someone to be with. You know how I found this place? I decided to start taking a look around uptown. Actually, I had never been around this area before in my life."(He sure is talkative) That wasn't hard to believe. Most jobs and schools were downtown. Most of the clubs and restraunts (only for teenagers) were there. And the rule was, if you didn't have to be there, you shouldn't be there.
"So, what exactly is uptown that's so interesting? It's just a residential area, right?"
"That's what I thought."
They passed Jen's street. She looked up at him (he was so tall), "So, um..." she couldn't think of anything to say. "Uh...where did you go to school." Smooth, she thought to herself, How stupid can you be?.
"The middle school." That was just a few blocks from Jen's school. There were three schools, named based on size: The small, the middle, and the large ( People here are so creative, Jen always thought). They were assighned based on where you lived. He must live very close to her, because her house was right on the edge of small zoning area.
"Close your eyes."
"Trust me." Jen did as he said(though she didn't know why)and felt him take her hand. "We're almost there." After about a minute of blackness, tripping, and swearing, Azriel finally told her to open her eyes.
Standing before her was a short building. There were no houses around. The building was old, decrepit, and dirty. It seemed as if no one had been in it for hundreds of years, literally. "What is this place?"
"It took me a while to figure that out. When I came here, I noticed this is on the far edge of the town. The houses are all back there. The first few times, I had to go through some person's backyard."
"You didn't answer my question."
"Didn't you see the sign?"
"What sign? There's no sign."
"Look right above the door." Jen looked above the hole that supposedly used to be a door. Tarnished black letters, that she assumed had once been brass, hung up. There were only seven letters left standing. "E----s -d-- Li--a-y." Upon closer inspection, she could just make out where the other letters hade been. The wall was a slightly lighter shade. The full title appeared to be "Elings Adia Library." The first two words were too hard to make out, so that's all Jen could tell. But the last word was obvious. Library. Where people used to store books. She couldn't stop the grin that spread across her face. This is going to be very interesting.