BC: Ceci est l'histoire faite par Austin Whatley pour le cours de TGJ-2O.
FC: The Roar | Austin Whatley
1: It was a warm sunny day in the year six billion B.C. It was also the first day of school for a young T-Rex named Herbert. But Tyrannosaurus-Rex school is much more unusual than most schools, instead of Mathematics or History, Herbert and the other Tyrannosaurus’ learned to become the most ferocious dinosaurs they could be.
2: The goal that they had to achieve to receive their graduation diplomas was to strike fear into the eyes of other dinosaurs. Which is usually an easy task for T-Rex, except for a small – and I do mean that literally – setback that Herbert possesses: he was a midget.
3: Herbert wanted to be just like his dad, who happened to be the most terrifying dinosaur of his generation. Meaning they were big shoes to fill, and frankly he was much too tiny to fill them. There was no exaggeration when I said that he was tiny, out of the 137 T-Rex in his grade, Herbert was the smallest by far.
4: Also, he was extremely shy. On top of being a physical outcast so he hadn’t made any friends, even though he’s seen most of the kids in his grade before today, outside of school.
5: First period, Herbert had his Herbivore Hunting class. Seeing as it was the first day, the teacher didn’t do much, he had instructed the children on a few basics after a short introduction of himself. Second period was Chomping class -which is much more boring than it sounds- but it went much the same way as his first class. Except for the fact that he was sitting next to the two biggest T-Rex in the entire grade. He had found out their names were Ronny and Moe because the teacher had to keep repeating to them to remain quiet.
6: It was lunchtime and Herbert was disappointed because he still hadn’t made any friends and desperately wanted to. While looking for a table to eat his fried pterodactyl, he saw that most of the kids were eating around Ronny and Moe, the two big dinosaurs that kept disrupting his second period classroom. At that moment Herbert realized the two massive Tyrannosauruses were very popular, and out of loneliness and desperation for friends, he went to talk to them.
7: Before Herbert could say anything, his minuscule size made Ronny begin to laugh at him as soon as he had walked over to their table. He had rejected Herbert’s friendship proposal. This lead to the young T-Rex scurrying away with tears in his eyes because all he had wanted was a friend and due to his mere lack of size, he was denied this privilege too.
8: After lunch, Herbert, Moe and Ronny had the same Roaring class. None of the kids had a very loud or menacing roar, mostly because the majority of the young dinosaurs haven’t hit puberty yet. This included the two Tyrannosauruses that had turned up their noses at his friendship request earlier. But now it was Herbert’s turn to roar, and due to his earlier rejection, he was angry.
9: This anger drove him to roar louder and more ferociously than ever before, shaking the entire school and making all the kids in the school next-door for pterodactyls and stegosaurus shake in fear. His entire classroom erupted in cheer as he finished his mighty roar and they were all tripping over one another to be friends with Herbert now that he showed he had a very impressive feat after all. Even Ronny and Moe told him some congratulations saying: “Nice one, man”, they both echoed. Moe also chipped in, saying: “You should sit with us tomorrow.” This was Moe’s way of inviting him to join their group.
10: Herbert had finally made some friends now and it turns out Moe and Ronny weren’t half-bad once he got to know them. At the end of the day he walked home to his parents, giddy with joy. As they sat down to eat the stegosaurus soup his mother made, his parents asked how his day went and he proceeded to tell them about his eventful day, from start to finish. His father had never been so proud of his son, who just might inherit the title of the most intimidating dinosaur of his era from his Dad. This just goes to show that you mustn’t judge a book by its cover.
11: THE END