Bells ring, signaling the start of yet another year at North London Secondary. Many are showing up for their first year of secondary school, and many are showing up for their last. All things considered, secondary school marks a new chapter in life, one that defines who you will become and what you will do. The rain earlier that day had caused a few students to be tardy in their arrival, one of them being Zane Nathaniel Drake, goalkeeper for the school's football team, as well as a senior. His tardiness could also be explained by another thing. He overslept. Now normally, Zane wouldn't even dream of being late, especially on the first day of school. But today marked the beginning of the end for him. The night before, he would have admitted to being a bit nervous. But now, striding through the doors on his last first day of school, all of that nervousness was replaced by a cool confidence. He was given a pass by the school's secretary and made his way to his first class of the day: Italian. "Ci scusiamo per il ritardo, professore." Zane spoke apologetically as he took a seat next to his best friend, who also happened to be taking the same class: Casey Jones.