|Alone in a War
Author: Writing Warrior PM
Finding your way may seem hard, but think about these guys, they've been hunted and pursued their whole lives, but they still know who's side they're on. They journey may start rough, but it's how most start, tick-tock-tick-tock, with no time on their hands, but they may the only ones that still have a chance.Rated: Fiction T - English - Suspense/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,307 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 05-11-12 - Published: 10-06-11 - id: 2958721
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Enter the Mist
Enter a poorly made shelter with four teen agrees in it. One looks at his knees and thinks aloud…
Veyan: Why did I listen to you Derrick?
Veyan holds his brother Derrick to the wall his shaggy black hair dangling in front of his face and his eyes filled with anger and sorrow. Derrick had been sharpening his knife but now it's on the other side of the tent.
Veyan: Life was a lot easier before you came back! I thought I wanted a brother, now, I don't even know if I want to live this life!
Derrick shoves Veyan off of him, and brushed the dirt off of him self his bright brown eyes gleaming with humor.
Derrick: Life was just as hard before, you just never knew because you never went outside. You need to realize that. The sooner the better; you need forget about the past. We have a bigger problem.
Veyan stumbles back onto his back and lies on his elbows.
The girl looks across the room and crawls over.
Veyan: Just shut-up. You don't know what I'm going through, so just shut-up.
Derrick looks around to see if anyone is in ear-shot.
Derrick: You don't know anything about the things we've done, the things we've had to sacrifice for you! So you can just-
Veyan clenches his fist. Jenna crawls faster before Veyan had a chance to bunch his brother she grabs it. Veyan began to walk away shoving Jenna to the ground. Jenna is pulled out screaming by the townsfolk, but it dies down to silence.
He walks out and sees her limp body with blood trickling down her left arm. Veyan stares in horror as she never moved.
Veyan: Jenna. Jenna say something. Please Jenna.
Veyan hears rustling in the forest and his face becomes full of hate and burning anger.
Veyan: GET OUT OF HERE!
He lunges at the person in the bushes. Hearing a female shriek and water splashing everywhere, he, opens his eyes and sees Sharon with their water barrels empty behind her.
Veyan: Uh… sorry Sharon.
Sharon: There are times for pranks and times to be serious.
Sharon shoves Veyan off and stands up dusting herself off.
Veyan: I know, but… well we were just attacked and… um… well.
Sharon looks up and sees a limp hand behind an oak tree and Derrick on his knees beside it, his hair shining and his clothes covered in dirt his face grim. Veyan looks at Sharon in sorrow.
Veyan: It's not easy letting you see this, but Jenna is, well, gone.
Sharon: NO! IT'S NOT TRUE! It's not true.
Sharon shakes her head as tears flowed down her face. She runs over to the body seeing her little sister, pale, not moving, and not breathing. Derrick looks at Sharon in a sorrow filled look. Sharon never removes her penetrating gaze. Finally Jenna coughs and moans holding her arm in pain.
Veyan looks at Jenna in deniable question.
Jenna: If I ever see another mutant hunter I'll… I'll…
Jenna pauses as she sees everyone staring at her. Sharon leans down and hugs her tightly.
Derrick: We thought you were dead.
Jenna elbows Derrick playfully but weakly.
Jenna: You must be joking, Derrick.
Sharon looks at Jenna in relief, but then stands up as much as she can and yell's…
Sharon: GET DOWN!
Derrick crouches to the ground as silently as possible. Veyan looks around and ends his gaze on Jenna.
Veyan: Don't lie to me Jenna.
Jenna looks at Veyan in sympathy. Sharon in annoyance shoves both of them to the ground barley missing two flaming torches. Sharon relaxes her grip and looks at Veyan and Jenna in annoyance. She points to the tent.
Sharon: I warned you for a reason! Now com on, we've been found. We need to get in there, and then find a new hiding place. A place where no-one can find us. Anyone have any ideas?
Everyone glances around at each other and sighs.
Derrick: I got nothing.
Jenna: Me neither.
Veyan stands on his knees and looks at everyone in question.
Veyan: How 'bout that old mine shaft? No-one goes there any more. It's safe, sheltered, and has some food left from the miners.
Sharon looks at Veyan in question, but asks nothing about how he knows about such a place. Jenna's eyes glow with astonishment and Derrick looks at Veyan lost in thought.
Jenna: That sounds good to me. Good thinking Veyan!
Derrick: You mean to tell me that we are going to hide in an old abandon mine shaft! No way! There is no way what-so-ever that you can get me in an old abandon mine shaft! Further more-
Derrick's sentence is interrupted by a whisk of fire from a torch brushing his head. Everyone gasp in horror and looks at Derrick.
Jenna: An omen.
Derrick: On second thought…. Let's go.
Derrick feels the top of his head to feel all of his hair still intact while Sharon is talking.
Sharon: So it's settled. One problem though.
Everyone stops what they're doing and look at Sharon.
Sharon looks at them in disbelieve.
Sharon: How do we get there undetected? If we go out there detected, they'll follow us.
Sharon shakes her head in thought, Derrick looks around to see if any more torches will be thrown or guns will be fired, Jenna looks at the ground and begins to sob.
Jenna: We're doomed. Doomed to this horrible world we call earth.
Veyan looks down at his pocket and pulls out a small tube his father gave him. Jenna stops sobbing and examines the small tube as she snatches it from Vein's hand. As he yelps in pain she looks at the tube.
Veyan: What was that for Jenna? You nearly ripped my hand off! You could have just asked for the tube.
Jenna sits up but stays in absolute silence as she examines the tube and what is contained inside it. She hands it to Sharon with a smile on her face from ear-to-ear.
Jenna: This is amazing.
Derrick: What are you blabbing about now Jenna? That tube was given to Veyan by our dad while he was dyeing. It's not that special. At least not until the time is right to use it. That's what he said before he passed. Jenna, Jenna, Jenna? JENNA!
Derrick grabs Jenna and pulls her down, back to the ground just as a bullet is fired. The bullet lands in front of Jenna, but as she sits up she doesn't seem to notice.
Jenna: How many do you have?
Derrick: I have one and Veyan got one. Why?
Jenna: Because this serum can give us one of your unique powers. The one Veyan has will give who-ever drinks it his and your tube gives who-ever drinks it yours.
Derrick looks at Jenna in disbelieve and shakes his head.
Derrick: What are you talking about? I don't have anything unique about me, at least, not that I know of.
Sharon looks at Derrick in concern and whispers.
Sharon: Well if you don't have anything unique about you, then why did your Dad give you one? That has to mean that you do have something you just haven't found it.
Sharon hands Veyan's serum back to Jenna.
Vein: maybe you have Mom's instead of Dad's. If you do, then we need something or some one to test it, and you are NOT testing it on me. Can I have mine back now?
Jenna hands the serum back to Veyan with an upset expression on her face.
Jenna: What was your Mom's power? It sounds dangerous.
Derrick sighs and puts his hand to his head.
Derrick: Our Mom was able to control others and other objects to do her bidding. If she was furious, well, let's just say it wasn't pleasant.
Jenna looked at Derrick in fear and crouched down to the ground closer to Veyan.
Sharon: Oh please Jenna, why would he do it to you or any of us?
Jenna looks at Derrick and half smiles. Veyan pats her on the shoulder and shrugs her off due to the heat.
Derrick: I'll just use a torch.
Derrick looks at a fallen torch and shuts his eye's tight and holds his breath, in the distance the thrown torch lights and rises from the ground, at that moment Derrick opens one of his eyes and releases his breath. The torch stays in the air for a while then goes out and drops to the ground. Everyone looks from the torch to Derrick in awe. Derrick breaths heavily, and falls to the ground looking at the sky.
A torch flies across the sky and brushes the tent setting part of it on fire.
Sharon: We need to get out of here. Derrick, do you have the energy to stop in coming attacks? If not I'll drink the serum and try it.
Derrick shakes his head and taps his pocket in counts for when to run. He points and everyone charges out of behind their cover, Veyan in the lead, and Derrick in the end. Veyan grabs Jenna's hand, Jenna grabs Sharon's hand, and Sharon grabs Derrick's hand. As they run around the trees and boulders Veyan changes to the colors of the forest as does everyone else. Derrick concentrated on keeping all attacks away from their location. Jenna lit up and ran as fast as she could to stay in pace with everyone.
Jenna: I think we're-
Sharon claps her hand onto Jenna's mouth signaling to be quiet. As they advanced to the mine shaft they hear a scream followed by eerie silence. As they all freeze in fear Jenna sneezes and claps her hand over her mouth in horror. As the time passed they began to walk again. Veyan's discuses began to fade away, but the mines were only 3 feet away. Derrick puts his hand on Vein's shoulder to keep him going. As they walked to the entrance of the mine shaft Veyan fell to the ground in exhaustion. Jenna looked down at him and began to drag him into the shadows, but she fell into a hole with Veyan above her.
Jenna: HELP! AHHH! HE-
Jenna lands with a hard thud on the cold hard floor. As she rises to her feet she sees Veyan dangling on a shard on the side of the shaft by his shirt.
Jenna: Veyan? Veyan are you ok?
Veyan makes no response. Jenna begins to worry that he's being chocked or is already dead.
Sharon: What happened? Are you two ok?
Derrick: Where are you?
Jenna looks up and sees two heads peering over the edge.
Jenna: I'm fine, but I don't know about Vein. He's on a shard by his collar.
Sharon: Throw rocks at his collar and try to nock him down. We're on our way.
Derrick looks at Sharon confused.
Derrick: We are?
Sharon glances at Derrick.
Sharon grabs Derricks arm and jumps with her feet close to her stomach.
Sharon: We are.
Derrick: You're crazy!
Jenna looks up to see two human figures falling and quickly gathers stones and throws them at Vein's collar cautious not to hit his head. Veyan opens his eyes and unhooks his collar with one hand and gesturing to Jenna with the other to stop and back up. Veyan hits the ground three feet in front of Jenna and dust himself off.
Veyan: Wow that was a fun trip.
Sharon: MOVE NOW!
As the warning is called Veyan and Jenna dart out of the way and wince as their two friends hit with a thud. Derrick stands but picks up a leg and rubs the ankle then looks down at Sharon.
Derrick: I can't believe you!
Sharon stands unhurt.
Sharon: What the fact that I know how to land? Grow up.
Derrick sets his leg down and steps toward Sharon.
Derrick: I'll show you how to grow up.
Sharon turns around and looks at Derrick in mockery.
Sharon: That made no sense what-so-ever.
Veyan steps in between them as Derrick clenches his fist and steps closer to Sharon.
Vein: Come on. I'd like one day without you two arguing.
Sharon takes a step back.
Sharon: It's not my fault your brother can't act his own age.
Derrick relaxes his fist and grinds his teeth.
Derrick: Oh please. At least I don't try to kill myself with stunts like that!
Jenna: Hey guys look over here. It's amazing.
Everyone looks at Jenna and walks toward her. As they approach her they hear strange voices making some sort of chant.
Sharon: Wild People.
Veyan looks at Sharon confused.
Veyan: Who are the Wild People?
Everyone looks at Veyan.
Jenna: You don't know who Wild People are? Wow you miss out on a lot of school don't you.
Veyan crosses his arms and looks at Jenna.
Veyan: First of all I never said I didn't know who they were, and also I was taught how to control my powers. So if I had gone to real school my powers would be out of control.
Jenna: You aren't the only one who doesn't know who they are so don't be ashamed. The Wild people are people like you and Derrick; they are people with special talents. Your parents never went because they didn't trust their ways.
Jenna walks up to the Wild People unafraid and greets them.
Jenna bows to the chief of the camp. Sharon walks to her side and bows to the chief as well. Jenna and Sharon rise as the chief shows with his hand to do so.
Chief: What are you city children doing in the mines of the Wild People, surly not trying to take our land? You must need help, no?
Veyan and Derrick walk out from the shadows and stand beside Jenna and Sharon.
Sharon: Hello Mochica. We were wondering if we could stay with your camp until we can travel.
Jenna: Please Mochica. Our friends are hurt, hunted, and existed.
Jenna leans closer to Mochica and whispered…
Jenna: They are the Stertions decedents. I'm sure that they could help around the camp by instinct. I and Sharon can help with weapon crafting and defending the camp.
Mochica looks down at Jenna and whispers back…
Mochica: I think we both know that the girls gather food, not weaponry.
Jenna looks disappointed and nudges Sharon.
Jenna: Come on Sharon. Let's show him what we're made of.
Sharon's eyes gleam with excitement and thrill.
Sharon: Alright, let's go. I bet he'll let us join the army of the Diamond clans.
Jenna smiles and whips her hair out of her face.
Jenna: That's what I'm hopping for.
Veyan: What are you two doing?
Derrick: Veyan do you know anything? They're trying to kill each other, duh.
Veyan: WHAT! Shouldn't we stop them?
Derrick: NO! This'll be way too funny to pass up.
Sharon and Jenna have a conversation about strategy and who goes first.
Sharon: Ok so we have two weapons… AWESOME! Oops.
Jenna: Ummm… ok? So lets see the choices and our strengths to make it poss…
Sharon runs up to the weapons and pulls out a dull sword holding it up and weighing it making sure it was the right one for her. She approaches the starting line and stares at Mochica in anger and anxiety.
Mochica: A little cocky are we? Well this will end quickly.
Sharon clenches her sword and retorts…
Sharon: Well I know who will be on the ground defeated.
Mochica nods and begins the match. Sharon and Mochica begin circling each other in the battle field.
Sharon: I'll be nice and let you go first. It'll make you look good after you've lost.
Mochica: Well then look at the good sport. Are you sure you wouldn't like to be a nice house wife here in the camp?
Sharon looks at Mochica in disbelieve and states…
Sharon: How dare you call me a house wife! That's it no more mercy!
Sharon charges at the chief holding up her sword swinging a second to late as Mochica slid slightly to the side countering with a swift blow to her knee with his staff. Sharon shrieks in pain and falls kneeling then standing looking at Mochica in disbelieve.
Mochica: I guess that if you're not giving mercy then I won't either. Still up to this?
Sharon: Oh no no no no nooooo way are you going to take it easy on me! I want all of your effort into this!
Mochica: Ok, but you put this on your self.
Mochica charged and swept Sharon's legs out from under her putting one foot on her stomach and holds the staff to her neck.
Mochica: I win. Oh and by the way Sharon next time try to not say what you're going to do to your opponent.
Sharon struggles to stand up and Jenna rushes to her sister's side but she is shoved away by Sharon
Sharon: I'm fine just beat him would you.
Jenna stands up and walks to the starting line with her weapons pulled close to her chest thinking about Mochica's moves so that she could use them against him.
Mochica: Awe. Look at you. So much taller since I last saw you.
The battle starts and Jenna stays at her starting line still thinking. Mochica shrugs and charges at her holding out his staff and covering himself with the shield. His battle cry brought Jenna back to her senses and as he drove his staff into her stomach (no blood her stomach only caved in) she cried out in pain and threw out her staff and hit Mochica's arm with all her strength and Mochica growled in pain dropping his staff.
Jenna: Still got that bruise humph I thought you said it would heal?
Mochica: It did.
Jenna froze in confusion and Mochica pulled up his shield and rammed into Jenna. As Jenna skid across the ground she hit a pair of legs, and as she looked up she saw a young man about Veyan's height and Sharon's age. When she tried to get up Mochica held his staff to her neck with his shield where the staff once was.
Jenna looked up at Mochica in question and pushed the staff away walking over to Sharon.
Sharon: Man that blasted speed of that cursed man. Why I aught a…
Sharon: Humph you never let me have any fun Jenna.
Jenna: I do too! Ugh never mind just follow my lead ok? Sharon are you even listening to me?
Sharon looked back at her sister away from the muscular man that Jenna ran into during the battle.
Sharon: Do you think he likes me?
Sharon blushed as he waved to her and she waved back. Jenna snapped her fingers in front her face.
Jenna: SHARON! Can you listen for one second?
Sharon: Geez. You can't blame me. He's cute.
Jenna rolled her eyes and blurted out to Mochica, hopping that Sharon went out of her faze…
Jenna: Hey Mochica!
Mochica turned around facing the girls.
Jenna: How bout a rematch!
Mochica: I defeated you once, and there are no second chances in a battle against the enemy.
Jenna elbows Sharon snapping her out of her faze.
Sharon: Well that battle was with you holding back; the enemy would never do that either.
Mochica looked at the girls.
Mochica: You two never give up do you?
Sharon: No we don't, and we're not leaving until you give us a rematch!
Mochica: Very well then.
Mochica turned to them and smiled.
Derrick: Why do you think Sharon was staring at that one guy, Veyan?
Veyan: How should I know? Maybe she likes him. There's a thought.
Derrick: I highly doubt that! Besides…we're good friends, and they just met.
Veyan: Whatever stops the tears bro.
Derrick looks at Sharon in love. He sighs deeply and steps away from Veyan and the cave.