For the people that follow my other blog, I’m sorry for the repetativeness. But I wanted to post this on all three blogs.
A clap of thunder startles Nicole out of her dream. Rain is pouring down, and she feels it run down her body. Wait. As far as Nicole knew, she went to sleep indoors. She sat up quickly, causing whiplash. She rubbed her head and studied her surroundings. Okay, she thought, I’m stranded in creepy woods with nothing on me but the clothes I wore to bed. I must be in a dream. A soft moan came from behind her. Freezing, Nicloe slowly turned around. Nicole squinted through the haze of rain at the lump. Sitting, up, the figure turned toward her. She gasped. Nicole started back at the most dazzling pair of azure eyes she had ever seen. “Hi, I mean, uh- i’ll-oh,wait,” He tried to get out, “I mean, I’m Derek.” She scooted more toward him. Lifting her hand and narrowing her eyes, she poked him in the cheek as if he were a strange animal of some sorts. “Shoot. So this isn’t a dream.” Nicole said, feeling akward. “Hi, I’m Nicole Wolf.” He rubbed his cheek where she poked him and responded, “Yeesh girl. You have talons. Oh! Look!” Doing what he said, she saw what he was pointing at. Four other figures lay strown about the clearing.
Gathering her nightgown, she quickly ran to the others to see if they were alright. Reaching the girl, Nicole turned her over and was releived to see the girl was breathing fine. Checking all of them, she counted two girls and one boy. The girls appeared to be twins, though not identical. They had the same features, and hair colouring. Nicole sat down, hugging her knees to her chest and waited for the others to wake up. The boy rose first, giving us a strangled look. He was very scared, and looked way younger than 14 year-old Nicole. He looked about 10 or 11. Sensing his panic, she rushed over to him and cradled him in her arms. Instead of retaliating, the boy let him be comforted like Nicole was his mother. “I’m Nicole Wolf. What’s your name?” She said quielty. “Xavier.” He murmured, causing Nicole to stain to hear him. By this time the others were up, and they introduced themselves. “I’m Malia, and this is Skyler.” They waved. “I’m Nicole. She sat the little boy on the ground. “Hi!! I’m Xavier.” By this time, he had calmed. “Derek.” Spoke the azure eyed boy. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Malia blush.
A pure blue light flooded her vision. She looked all around her. A new grove of trees weaving in and out of themselves like a tunnel shimmered in the slight wind. Nicole looked back, grinning, and bounded off. A breathtaking view of flowers, bark, and other plants. Everything shimmered, like it wasn’t real. She felt the others in bewilderment behind her. Sticking her hand through the trees, her arm disappeared the further she went. It was just an illusion. A pretty illusion, though. Silver steel lined the door on the opposite end. Skyler walked up from behind her. Turning it, the grove dissolved and a grey-blue floor replaced it. A conference table and chairs were in the center. “Please, sit down.” An automated voice came in, causing Nicole to jump to the ceiling. Well, this is weird, she thought. Doing as the voice asked, they all sat down. In the middle, a robotic arm rose up with a clear diamond. Projecting on the wall, a map of what appeared to be the forest and the land around it.
“Now, are you guys listening? Good. My name is Angela. I am what you would call the Administrator of Elixir. I make the decisions, keep care of it, ward off enemies. Elixir is a magical forest where creatures of harmony and peace can come together. We have four sections. The Færies, Niaids and Dryads, Nymphs, and Mermaids. All was well, until the plague showed up. We had heard about this before, different havens getting infected. Their environments seemed to disentegrate, gone from existence. Three have been infected so far. We think. At least those are the ones we recorded. The thing is, once they are gone, they literally cease to exist. No memories, no matter, no animals, nothing. Ten minutes to record, the the plague moves on. Two weeks ago, the Mermaid section got symptoms. We were infected. I don’t know how this happened, we took extra precautions. All I know is, I need your help.”
At this time, she was astonished, trying to process this information. I mean, there was nothing special about me. I was just a pale, blond-haired blue-eyed fourteen year old from Elkins, WV. Nobody took me seriously, netherless thought I could be a hero, Nicole thought.”Each of you are going to a different section, except for Xavier. He’ll be joining Malia. Once you cross the border, there is a set of maps for each of you. Follow the traces. We hid talsimans for things like this. Follow the clues. Find the talsimans and bring them back here. Look to your left. There are closets that hold the appropriate clothing for your journey. There are also knapsacks with survival items, like food, water, extra clothing, etc.” She started towards the narrow opening with my name above it. Entering, Nicole saw a aqua Katniss-like hunter outfit. Except, when she put it on, it expanded across her body, morphing my legs into a tail. She fell down. Suddenly, Nicole looked like a mermaid. She admired the purple top and scales. “Well, I know where I’m going. Now how does this work.” She asked myself. Angela came over the intercom. “Think about wheater you want to be mermaid or human, and it’ll morph into what you please.” She did as Angela instructed, and her tail disappeared. The aqua hunter outfit replaced it. “Either way, wearing this, you’ll still be able to breathe underwater. Grabbing the knapsack, she pushed the door open. Hissss. The pressurized air gave away, making a slight breeze. Don’t ask her why, but at that moment, Nicole felt powerful. Derek, Malia, and Xavier were already out there.
Derek was in all green. He had dark forest green pants with brown combat boots. His shirt matched his pants. I had to smile, he looked so uncomfortable. Xavier and Malia weren’t a certain colour, every time they moved or thought about a colour, the suit turned that way. Skylar came out. My jaw dropped. She was dressed in a buttercup yellow dress with leggings. A set of wings adorned her back. Flapping them she rose. “Cool, right?” Skylar said. I laughed. Angela spoke.”Now that your all ready, it’s time to go.” I gulped. Walking toward the door which held the secrets of the unknown, I knew of one thing. I was headed straight for an adventure of a life time.
Do you like it? I felt like the ending was rushed, but I promised myself I would publish it today. I hop you enjoy!