All of my unfinished stories...
My stomach had butterflies as I stood in front of the ancients. There was three of them in a sort of a semi circle, each of them had an indivual throne. If you would even call them thrones, they were rocks with arm rests covered with moss. “You must explain Mortal.” The man with the deep blue eyes, and gray hair said. “Can you not use the term mortal?? It’s insulting!” I said my voice tremoring, I wanted to slap myself across the face for such a stupid reply. After all they were the ancients, they had lived since the beginning of time. My friend across the clearing’s face went blank, then he did a silent face palm. The ancient strained a sigh of frustration, where as the other 2 men stared me down. I glanced at my friend, his eyes pleading for me to explain. I stared at the ground “Fine I’ll explain now. Just give me a few seconds to remember.”
I put on a hoodie and grabbed a book, “I’m going up to the park, alright??” I said to my brothers, I heard a grunt of acknowledgement as I headed out the door. I stepped out the door and onto the wooden steps, there was a lot of holes in the wood due to my anger. I walked down the driveway and onto the road, I let out a sigh as a couple of people in cars glared at me. I’ll admit I looked a little suspicious, I was carrying a black hard cover book. Which is already suspicious enough cause what kids do you know nowadays read??? That was a joke, Haha yea you didn’t laugh did you…
My names Octavia Eden, I’m 14 years old I have black hair. I have “Cool” eyes in my friend’s perspective, they’re bright green with gold and green flecks. I have very pale skin also, I don’t tan very well also because of the state. My state is near Canada so there isn’t a lot of sun. I brushed my bangs out of my face, as the wind blew them into my eyes. I stuttered as a guy in a jogger ran past me without his shirt on “Show off!” I called. I was too distracted with making fun of him that I tripped over a rock. The book flew out of my hands and into the dirt, I stood up and brushed myself off. Let out a growl and picked up the book. I looked at the book, making sure it was still in good condition. I started fiddling with my necklace, it was a green leaf with “eden” inscribed in it. It was a gift from my father before he… left. A car wished past me breaking me from my day dream. I yelped as someone threw a drink out of the window, a few drops of Lemon Chiller Got spilt on my shoes, “THANKS A LOT IDIOT!” I sighed wiping them on the asphalt in attempt to dry them. “God the nerve of some people in this world.”
Later on I arrived at the park after a few more minutes of walking, “Ah so nice to be here.” I said under my breath, I followed the path to the normal place I go. It was a small trail with lots of fallen trees, there was a lot of underbrush and vegetation. I walked to a small wooden bridge and sat there reading, I heard some talking as a couple walked past. They glanced at me as they walked past like I had 5 eyes. I stuck my tongue out when they were off the bridge, “What you never seen a kid read!!!” I yelled waving my fist, calright I’ll admit it. I have a temper, it’s from my father though. My mom said that he was bi-polar it seemed, he could go from happy one minute to about to rip your head off the next. Also I claim the holes in the step being made, from the fist of mine. Seriously homework on weekends, it’s stupid!
I decided to walk around hoping something exciting would happen, I glanced around wondering what path I should take. I examined the one to my right, it was the “dead forest” as my friend and I call it. It’s trees are all dead and ash colored, no one really knows why either. Some suggest it was a fire, but there are no records of a fire happening there so it’s a little eerie. The trail ahead of me was a normal trail that leads to the dam, which meant there were people. So I took the right path. I had to cross a small stream to get to the other side, luckily there was a fallen tree placed over the river. Cautiously I stood on it and started to cross the river, I hopped off of it and landed on the other side with ease. I walked toward the forest curiously, as I heard the sounds of birds. This was very unusual considering the place had no vegetation. There was no grass or anything on the forest floor, some parts were carpeted with moss. But on this part the only thing on the floor was twigs and amber colored pine needles.
When I stepped a few feet I felt a tug on my hair, “What are you doing here?” A voice said from behind me, I turned around to see who was doing this. “Too slow!” The voice said as I turned, I took out a small mirror I had in my pocket. I aimed carefully that way I could see behind me, there was a boy my age with dark hair and bright blue eyes. “Oh no don’t look at me!” He said going flustered, he covered his face with his hands. “I’m horrible at this job!” He said sobbing in his hands, I turned around to look at him. Putting the mirror in my back pocket, glancing at his eyes reminded me of ocean water. They were so beautiful, “Wh-Whats your name?” I asked in a gentle voice, he looked up at me his hands held a pool full of tears. “My my name, why no one asked my name before. I’m Pratt.” He said embarrassed at his own name, I outstretched a hand gently trying not to scare him“Nice to meet you Pratt, I’m Octavia.” He gently shook my hand and perked up, “Aha now I know your name! So what are you doing in my realm, no mortal has ever crossed it!”
There was a rustling noise once he said that then a sigh, a boy who looked older then Pratt by a few years rose from the ground. “Pratt what the heck are you doing?” He said looking exasperated, immediately he saw me “Who the hell is this?” He said pointing a finger at me, Pratt turned around and looked at me. “Sorry that’s my older brother Kenji, he has a temper.” Pratt whispered making sure his brother didn’t hear. “Pratt explain to me what this girl is doing here.” Kenji said lowering his staff, Pratt glanced at me then him. “I’m not really su-.” I interrupted him and explained “I was just on a walk and I found this path here, and I’m sorry I didn’t know this was private property!” My face went flustered as Kenji studied me, “We’ve never had a regular mortal make it into Eden.” He said, stuttering at the end as he saw my necklace. Pratt looked at it and immediately froze, “Wait what was your name again.” Kenji said glancing up at me, his face was mixed with excitement and fear. “My name is Octavia Eden.” Pratt stared at me “You never told me your last name was Eden!” I scratched my head thinking of an answer.. “Well I didn’t think it would be relevant with anything.” Kenjo took a book out of his leather duster, it took me a minute to realize how oddly they were dressed. Kenji wore a top hat with goggles on it, and a leather duster with sprockets and odd stuff on it. Also Kenji had a pistol hanging on a belt and what looked like a musket strapped to his back. He had a very… odd fashion sense, where as Pratt was dressed in a black hoodie and skinny jeans but he was barefoot.
There was a rustling in the bushes behind me, “Quickly.” Kenji grabbed us and hide us behind a tree, we huddled close to the ground. “Close your eyes.” He said, “Wait what are you doing-.” I felt an overwhelming power come over us as I opened my eyes. I opened my eyes we were in the middle of a clearing, “Where are we ?” I asked standing up, “And wait did we just teleport?” I asked Kenji glancing inquisitively, he sighed “Yes my dear, don’t they keep you heroes updated with technology?” Kenji said glaring at me, it took me to realize what he just said. “What do you mean ‘heroes.” I said “And where are we even?” I said glancing around, it looked as if we had gone back in time. The people here were so oddly dressed that they made Kenji look normal.
“No time to explain just follow me.” Kenji said leading us through the crowd of people,
The angelos chronicles
The Angelos Chronicles
His wings wrapped around me repelling the bullets away, he collapsed on the ground with one last tense movement. He let one last heave from his chest and then it was over.
I was awaken by the smell of coffee brewing, I starred at my alarm clock 7:20 am. I shrieked out of surprised my bus comes at 7:30 that’s only 10 minutes to eat, get dressed, and brush my teeth. I sighed out of frustration, it was February we had just gotten back from the weekend.
My energy was as low as a bird with a broken wing, I put on a white shirt with some band name printed on it. I fumbled through my drawers searching for some pants. I had my backpack over one shoulder, one shoe on and the other was being attacked by my dog. With haste I grabbed the shoe from the dog and put it on my foot, slobber soaking the innersoles of them.
I heard the bus outside stop with a heave, I glanced at the number of it #12. That was my number bus! I grabbed some granola bar that was strawberry flavored, my mom tossed me a bottle of water and I was out the door.
The bus started to move until it saw me flailing my arms, I swung myself onto the staircase and walked down the aisle. There was an empty seat which I planted my butt in, a paper airplane flew over my head there was a shrill cry from behind me. I sighed my mom still forgot to sign the papers for me to switch buses, I was stuck with a mixture of people most of the brats rode my bus. Basically a lot of the peoples who’s daddy’s were lawyers or car dealers.
Now to tell you something about me or well more, my parents were divorced my father cheated on my mother. I was left with my mom when I was 3 years old. I barely see him now, he moved away to somewhere else in the state. I live just with my mother I have two older brothers, who are going to college and they are also downstate. I was forced to live with 3 cats and a golden lab, it wasn’t that difficult of a life though.
I finally got off at the middle school stop I was in sixth grade, it was pretty boring it was a new school and everything but my brothers said it was really cool before they changed it. I headed to my class we were suppose to have a new student, he had an odd name though. It was like Angelo or something it was exotic though, I wanted nothing to do with him though. Because he seemed like one of those preppy jock kids, but there was something else about him that made him intriguing.
I walked outside for morning recess, after the bell rang I headed to math class. The halls were crowded with people at their lockers, one of my friends nagged at me to move so they could get to their bottom locker. I glanced to my left there the kid Angelo stood, by his locker he was very tall with bright blonde hair. He had these startling blue eyes that remind me of ocean water. He turned his head curiously to look at me. My face glanced in the other direction, causing me to slam my head against the inside of my locker.
I don’t remember very much after that but it was before lunch, by the time on clock I saw. The nurse turned around at me, “Oh good your awake.” She let out a friendly smile. “That handsome boy brought you in here.” The nurse said helping me out of the chair. She told me that I had gotten a concussion from when I hit my head on the locker. She gave me an icepack then I headed to gym class.
My friend starred at my head while I changed, “So how’d you get that bump?” She asked circling my head, I let out a grunt. “That new kid was staring at me…” I said cautiously “Aww did you shy out again? You know you shouldn’t be so shy Holly..” Another one of my friends said frowning “I mean you could get a cute boy and you wouldn’t have to be so independent.” Someone else said I Growled and stormed out of the locker room. When are they going to understand I’m fine without a boyfriend or any of those things!!!?!?
We walked outside and did some warm ups, it had been capture the flag for today I yawned. One of my friends since second grade walked up to me, his named was Corey. “So Holly you know he brought you to the office.” He said pointing off into a different direction, of course the boy with the blonde hair Angelo popped up. My face immediately turned a bright shade of red, “Hey uh I’m sorry about the big deal that everyone’s making of it.” He said his face doing the same as he rubbed his head innocently. I stared into his eyes they seemed like from a different universe, they were beautiful like sapphires almost.
One of my friends pinched my forearm, I heard the whistle blow and a loud “Go.” That bellowed out from my P.E. teacher’s mouth, everyone separated as directions were called almost at once. A rush of the other team surged through our defense, I kept a close eye out for Angelo he was in the way back the last I had checked.I felt air ruffle my shirt, I turned around as I heard the whistle sound, there was Angelo being praised by all of the jocks. “Great job.” “Wow I never even knew a human could run that fast!” “You’re so hot!” I listened to all of the words that encouraged him, they crowded him like a swarm of bees.
After a few more disappointing games of capture the flag we headed back inside to change up, I listened to the girls chattering “He’s so amazing! And cute!” It made me sick so I decided to get out of their as quickly as possible, it was all agitating me so badly I seemed to get migraines. I headed into the gym to shoot some hoops, even though I hated basketball it was to get my anger out. I just couldn’t stand the popular people, just thinking of his face now made me sick.
I heard the pitter-patter of other shoes on the hardwood floor, there was a hand on my shoulder. I looked behind me “Oh it’s you…” I said with a sigh of disappointment, his face dropped “Oh sorry if I surprised you in capture the flag, just you know you want to make a good impression!” He said tilting his head to one side with most of his hair falling to the right. I shook my head getting another basket “That’s all that matters to you guys just showing off to girls.” I said my eyes flickered from brown flecks to red. My face must have been very pale by then, Angelo looked at me surprised “Is something wrong? You look sick….” He said his voice trailing off.
I growled realizing what had happened, I guess what I ate at breakfast wasn’t enough I had passed out. I sat on one of the bleachers with him beside me, a lunch tray beside him most of the food was still on there. He slid the tray towards me, “You need to eat, you fainted…” I let out a growl, does he think that saving me hundreds of times will win a girl over? Really it had been growing old and I felt insulted, I mean why can’t anyone let me live for myself? “Thanks but no thanks I don’t need help from a… poser….” As the words slid out of my mouth I regretted them almost as quickly as I had said them. I jumped off the bleachers putting the hood over my head.
I headed to the cafeteria waiting to see how quickly the news spread “Oh my gosh did you hear Holly Brightwood called Angelo a poser!?!” The voices of the preppy girls rang through my head, I gritted my teeth it sickened me how much enjoyment they got by spreading rumors. I sat down at my table and ate my lunch, “What’s wrong?” My friend Jamie asked “You look disheartened Holly.” She knew that using big words is one of my many talents. “Just nothing.” I said stirring the apple sauce, it was almost as pale as my face.
The rest of the day seemed to go by pretty quickly, before I knew it I was back at my house sitting in my room. I turned on my tv and grabbed the controller to my gaming console. I was a major game geek and bookworm, as soon as I got on I got an invite from Corey to join a gaming party. “Hey Holly guess what!?!” He said his voice was filled with excitement, I actually seemed to perk up now that I was away from that school and those people. “You know that Angelo boy?” The name seem to make my stomach flop, I held back my sickness and gulped “Yea what about him?” As soon as the words came out of Corey’s mouth I wanted to die “He also likes the game Battle Scopes.” It was one of the biggest games on the console I had and I wasn’t that bad at it either. “Well that’s wonderful.” I said gritting my teeth “Yea and he’s joining our guild so we can play games together.”
There was a loud crash as I chucked the controller across the room, it took me years to get enough points to buy a group that all of me and my guy friends could join. It insulted me though how they would invite him without taking my opinion into consideration, my mom ran into my room “What the hell was that!?!” She yelled her eyes we’re filled with rage “Go away.” I said putting my hood over my head trying to ignore her, she picked up the controller and tossed it on my bed. “Good night Holly.” She said slamming the door behind her, I changed into my pajamas and sat on my bed.
It must have been a good couple minutes before I fell asleep, I might’ve cried or screamed. Just the world seemed to hate me some days, it was a long story I might explain it later but not right now.
The girl stood there over the body, “Wake up! Don’t leave me!” She said shaking the body back and forth, the tears in her eyes fell down like rain. The boy’s head turned to face her, his face was grim his sapphire eyes were dull “Don’t worry, you’ll find me somewhere else.” He said that one sentence seemed to knock the wind out of him. The girl sat their attempting to tend to his wounds, but the bullets and other objects were too deep.
A voice seemed to bellow from behind her “Haha it’s no use, they’re injected deep into his flesh it’s a waste of your time.” The girls head whipped around, her brown hair covering her face like a veil. “Don’t say that you don’t know!” She cried with her face glowing from the tears, her body began to glow with bright white light. “As long as I’m here you can’t hurt him!” Her voice seemed to echo with her power, as her eyes glowed into a bright haze. The owner of the voice face began to change from a smirk into a frown, a frown into a horrified face, a horrified face into nothing. There was a pile of ashes were the man had stood, the pureness from the girls heart had incinerated the man.
I woke up from my dream, “What the heck was that?” The dream seemed to repeat in my mind constantly playing, I got dressed seeing that it wasn’t that cold out, I put on a tank top some jeans and a sweater instead of a coat. I found an mp3 player buried beneath a case for my phone, I plugged in the ear buds as I ate breakfast. There was still 10 minutes before the bus came usually, I got on my gaming console. Once I got on to check everything there was something out of place, my interface said I had one new request. It was someone named AngeloSnipes, it obviously was Angelo. I clicked the “decline” button and grabbed my backpack, I sat outside waiting for what seemed like a hundred minutes. I guess something must’ve happened, my mom had been off at work already so I had no choice but to walk.
I started humming to one of my favorite songs, it had been from the movie Shrek. It was Holding Out for A Hero By Frou Frou “I’m holding out for a hero till the morning light.” I sang softly to myself, I recalled one of the lyrics “Where the lightning splits the sea.” I thought to myself, Where does the lightning split the sea? Is there even a place on Earth like that? I shrugged of the question, after that I started thinking about the dream I had. It seemed so familiar the face of that boy and the voice, they all sounded so particularly accustom. I snapped out of thought as a car zoomed by, the tires pushed water right onto my jeans. I heard the driver (A highschooler) let out a laugh, I growled “Jerk!” I screamed chucking a rock at the car. I could tell I was close to the school now, I was probably going to get a tardy and a detention.
I arrived at school they were already halfway through first period, I walked to my math class as I walked somberly with my soggy jeans. I grabbed the stuff out of my locker and stepped into the classroom, my teacher had a scowl on her face but it dissipated as she realized how miserable I looked. She walked over to me, “If you want you can go to your gym locker and get your gym clothes.” I gave her a wave for thanks and ran down to the gym, I opened my locker and changed luckily I had a spare pair of pants. I ran back up to class and sat in my seat, the teacher began to talk about algebra. My friend Jamie waved to me and then her eyes shifted, apparently some new kid had joined my math class. I gave her a glare and then she just gave a shrug, we sat there for a good 30 minutes until class had ended.
After that we headed to Gym today we were inside for dodgeball, I enjoyed dodge ball but I couldn’t throw to save my life. The only reason I enjoyed it was dodging because I never got out. I was stuck with the jocks in my p.e. class, so they would ignore a nuisance like me. We separated into teams I had Corey, Alex and Ricky on my team which were good friends, Angelo was on the other team. We all huddled and made a plan all of us decided to throw the ball straight at Angelo’s face, I would supply them and let them know of any incoming projectiles. Our plan worked out pretty good at the beginning, we heard a shrill cry. I glanced at the other team, Angelo had been hit in the face by one of the football players. The boy had to sit out for the rest of the game, everyone crowded around Angelo asking if he was okay. “Well their goes that plan.” Alex said coolly “That’s disappointing.” Ricky said frowning, “Who says we can’t continue?” Corey asked giving a smirk, Alex and Ricky had sly smiles. I shyly choked out the words “Don’t do it you guys.” They ignored me and chucked the balls at Angelo, Alex hit him dead in the face he also had to sit out. Angelo cried “Someone take him to the office please!!” My p.e. teacher yelled, everyone pushed me forward since I was pretty much useless to the team.
I sighed as I sat in the lobby of the office waiting for the nurse to come out with Angelo, about 10 minutes later he came out with the nurse. He held an icepack over his eye, I let out a smile “Good you aren’t that injured are you?” I said as the nurse turned him around to look at her, she whispered something to him and his face went grim. He let out a nod then walked out of the office “Hey, what was that about?” I said following him, he ignored me for a while as we walked to the gym. He was walking like he was mindless or something, “Angelo tell me what the nurse said!” I said gripping his shoulders attempting to stop him, it was a very bad mistake considering how stronger he was. He whipped around and gripped my wrist twisting it and forcing me backwards, I sat on the ground with my damaged wrist. Trying not to scream out of pain, I think it wasn’t broken just a minor injure. He hunched over and glanced at me, “Oh my gosh what’s wrong?” I growled at him “You know what’s wrong you were the one who caused it!!!” I said angrily, his face darkened as he covered it with his hand. I could see there was something going on that I didn’t know about, and nobody else did either. I heard him mumble something about a guy named Azure, “What is it Angelo, Tell me who Azure is!” I said pleading, he turned away and started pacing around. Angelo grabbed my shoulder and led me under the staircase, it kind of surprised me how close he was. “Okay promise not to tell anyone?” He said his face was serious, “Yes I promise.” He glanced down the halls making sure no one was around, “He’s my twin brother but he is exactly as opposite as me.” I held in a laugh Seriously? It was like some cheesy scary movie attempt. He glanced at me dead serious, I evaded the eye contact because it had been making me uncomfortable.
Both are unfinished and theres a lot more...