Introducing Victor

Avatar Author: Mostly Harmless I haven't been here for ages. I remember it fondly. Read Bio

Eyes darting around the hall, one hand fingering the crucial document in his pocket; if Victor Higson didn’t always look so spiteful and smug, the rest of the eighth grade might have guessed he was up to something.

Victor was much more suited to observing his peers than mingling with them – his chunky glasses and questionable dress sense ensured that – and standing in the shadows, he thought once more how, unlike Tim, he’d never be able to make girls swoon just by being around.

Tonight, that wouldn’t matter.

He’d planned it all – after Stacy West so unexpectedly ‘cheated’ a math test, school rules meant the role of Student President needed replacing.

All I want is somebody who needs me – I’m just going to have to make Kristin an offer she can’t refuse… One signature and Miss Stuart’s slow dance will be mine!

Not once did Victor think that an engaging political talk could have done the trick – plan hatching was more his style.

After all, there had to be some perks to being the principal’s son.

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  1. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    Principal’s kids are always crazy in some way…

  2. Avatar H.S. Wift

    This’d make an intriguing adition to our class, good work.

  3. Avatar Violet Turner

    I LOVE THIS CHARACTER! Bravo, MH, he’s the perfect edition to the class. He has my vote.

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Twisted character and quite the convoluted situation. I’m not sure I followed it all, but there are a lot of possibilities. Might want to ease up on the semi-colon use—might be a bit overdone in this one, or not used quite right.

  5. Avatar Gradual Uprising {LoA}

    Love it…i can picture this guy completely!!!

  6. Avatar H.S. Wift

    I have one important question. Admittedly, it’s only relevant if you win, but… what’s Victor’s surname?

  7. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    It’s all in the first paragraph H.S – I’ve christened him Victor Higgins.

  8. Avatar H.S. Wift

    Oh, I see it. I’m blind, sooo.

    And no you didn’t, you named him Higson.

  9. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    It would appear I too have lost all powers of reading. Victor Higson. Glad that’s cleared up…

  10. Avatar H.S. Wift

    If I ever vanish from ficly, it’s because too much computer has made me dyslexic, and I can no longer read stuff. Oh, no! It’s happening!

  11. Avatar Cary

    Good story. Love the buildup. You do an excellent job of shaping his personality too.

  12. Avatar The Third Robot

    I can’t even compete with this. Victor is the PERFECT addition to the class with his rat-like mind already amongst the mechanics and drama of the class.