"You shouldn't go in there. They've got someone else. They'll just find out where you live, too. They say that's what happened to another girl that used to go here..." Some stranger was standing outside the door to the girls' bathroom, and Lauren REALLY needed to go, but she could hear the sounds of fighting in the bathroom. "...no one ever heard from her again." Lauren didn't believe in most of the local folktales and urban legends, and this one was no different. 'They' were probably just the bullies spreading rumors, and the girl probably just moved, or transferred to another school. However, bullies were bullies, and she was an easy target, being new to the public school system, and having only lived in the area for a couple years, half of it in the streets downtown. "No, really, don't go in there, Lawrence." The stranger used her name! Her old name! Not even her friends knew her birth name! And this person wasn't in any of her classes, nor did she recall seeing them before...and for some reason, she couldn't even tell if it was a boy or a girl, even though they'd spoken to her directly. "You've been warned." The stranger walked away, but turned around as if they'd never been facing the other way to begin with after a few steps. "Or are you just going to make them ignore you?" The stranger laughed and was suddenly right next to her with his/her chin resting on his/her hands resting on Lauren's shoulder. "I'm different, like you. In my circle, the ones who really know me call me Cheshire. You can call me that, too. Tonight." And just as suddenly as Cheshire appeared, she (he?) was gone again. Lauren was at first still confused, then remembered why she was here. She could wait the fight out in one of the stalls, hopefully, if she slipped by the bullies and whoever they tormented. If she could hold it long enough. She succeeded in getting past them, as the girl they were torturing was against the wall, giving Lauren plenty of room to simply walk by. She hid in one of the stalls and started recording what was going on from under the door on her phone, trying her best to convert her bladder into steel, and not succeeding (at all). They weren't there much longer, and the other girl hid in the stall next to hers. After finishing her initial goal of emptying her bladder (which was apparently also unnoticeable), Lauren did her best to calm the other girl and clean her up. Afterward, they both went to the office to report what happened, with Lauren showing the video evidence while the nurse was checking the other girl out. The rest of the school day was uneventful, thankfully. And for the majority of the rest of the day, the same was true. Until the sun set. A knock. But where was it? Lauren thought it sounded like the door, but that's not where it came from. Another. This time it was definitely coming from her wall. And before she could react, another, right behind her. But this time...was it a voice? It sounded almost like someone was-- And there was Cheshire, hands and chin on Lauren's shoulder like before.