Author: AvianArtist PM
Revised and re-posted! Fallen Caverns is a safe place. Or so Jay Dewlon thought. When her home is discovered by people who want to kill her kind, she, along with her friends, must save Fallen Caverns... before it's destroyed.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,766 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 05-06-12 - Published: 04-30-12 - id: 3018402
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So, you decided to stay? Ha! Good. I'm bored, and although Sorrin keeps telling me to help with the repairs on the Caverns, I refuse. It requires effort. That, and my wings were burned in the war and it hurts too much to move them. I'm still recovering and I move mostly with my wings, so I can't really help, anyway.
So… where was I… Oh! That's right! You wanted to hear about the war between Fallen Caverns and the world. Ha-ha-ha! This'll take a while, so I hope you bought the good coffee.
Okay, here we go. I'll show you a day in Fallen Caverns before the discovery, so you can get a feel of what Fallen Caverns, and my friends, are like.
Maybe I should start off with a description of myself…? Yeah, I think that's a good idea. If you don't wanna hear me yammering on about how I look, just… daydream or whatever 'til I'm done.
I have fairly long, brown hair and deep blue eyes. I'm twelve years old, and about 5'7". The reason I'm a Differential is because I've got these blue wings on my back that can adjust their size. And I am a girl, dang it. Blame Lady Storm- she comes up all of our names.
So, about a week before the discovery, Cole Storm and I were just laying around in the twelfth-year training room. We had already finished our training, so Cole thought it would a fantastic idea to flop down on the ground and do nothing, instead of going to the café. I, being the idiot I was at the time, eagerly went along with his plan.
"So… freaking… bored," I groaned, smacking my head on the ground with each word.
"Wanna visit Jacob and Tarquin?" Cole suggested. "They should be in their rooms right now."
"Heck, yeah!" I shot into the air, beating my wings furiously. "Let's go!"
Cole and I walked (well, I flew) to the fifteen-through-eighteen corridor and found Jacob and Tarquin's room. Jacob and Tarquin were good friends of mine.
"Yo! Anybody home?" Cole shouted, knocking on the door.
The door opened and a tired-looking boy with medium-length black hair opened the door. His icy blue eyes looked straight into my darker ones. I felt my head ache slightly for a second, just before he sighed.
"Bored?" Jacob asked.
Cole and I nodded in unison.
A tall boy with long, red hair and dragon-like wings peered over Jacob's shoulder. His red, pupil-less gaze landed on me and he smiled half-heartedly.
"Hello, Jay," Tarquin greeted me. Then, he turned to Cole. "Hello."
"Hi, Tarquin," I said. "Do you have anything for us to do?"
"Sorry." His reptilian tail swished apologetically.
"Oh…" Cole and I slumped over.
"I think Sorrin and Ian are bored, too," Jacob said. "They came around a while ago, saying that Ash left for a bit to visit Chrome, and that they needed something to do."
"Awesome!" I flew higher into the air, almost hitting my head on the ceiling. "Thanks! We'll go find them!"
I grabbed Cole's hand and shot off towards the twelve-through-fourteen corridor. I sped down the hallway and soon came to a stop at a room marked Sorrin, Ian. I knocked on the door and yelled, "Get the heck out here! Cole and I are boooorrred!"
Sorrin, an awesomely tall guy with auburn hair and amber eyes, opened the door. His roommate, Ian, a shorter boy with ginger hair and some of the brightest green eyes I've ever seen, peeked out from under Sorrin's arm.
"Hi, Jay!" Ian said cheerily. "Hi, Cole!"
Sorrin gave Cole a nod and smiled at me.
"Will you do something with us?" I asked, yanking on the hair that hung on the sides of my face. "We've already trained and Mr. I'm-too-good-for-the-café's-goddamn-cappuccinos here won't go without another guy around."
"I'm dating Ella!" Cole cried. "It'll be too weird if I go with just you!"
"Gee, thanks," I said, rolling my eyes. I looked at Ian and Sorrin again. "So, will you come with us?"
"I guess." Sorrin shrugged and walked outside, Ian right behind him.
"Great!" I fluttered my wings happily as we began walking to the café, located in the Lobby, Fallen Caverns' largest gathering area.
The Lobby wasn't anything like a lobby. It had the café, a couple of Fallen Caverns-exclusive restaurants (which meant that those particular restaurants could only be found here), and a little lounge-type corner stuffed with beanbags, cushy armchairs, and lots of books and video games.
The four of us finally reached the Lobby after five or so minutes. I flew to the café and landed on the tiled floor as Sorrin, Cole, and Ian entered the place.
"So, you go order us some stuff," I said to Ian and Cole, "and Sorrin and I will see if we can find Ella!"
"Why would we want to do that?" Sorrin asked, tilting his head.
"She's my roommate," I pointed out. "She's also my best friend."
"Fine." Sorrin rolled his amber eyes.
We sat down at one of the larger tables and kept ourselves busy. I fiddled with the feathers on my wings and kept an eye out for Ella, while Sorrin sheathed and unsheathed the silver blades on his forearms repeatedly. Soon, I grew bored with trying to find Ella, and became mesmerized by Sorrin's shiny blades.
I snapped out of it, though, when Ian and Cole came back with four cups of coffee.
"Didja put sugar in it?" I asked, taking my cup and looking into the pitch-black liquid. I wrinkled my nose at the smell.
"I got it," Sorrin sighed. He took my cup and walked to the cashier. My face turned pink.
Cole raised an eyebrow. "You feel okay?"
I blinked. "Wha…?"
"Your face is pink, like you're sick," Ian chirped.
I blinked again. "I'm… not sick."
"Or are you…?" Cole trailed off and looked at me expectantly.
I narrowed my eyes. "I don't have a crush."
"That's what you said about Harley, Jason, Leo, Jay, Cody, Ken, Peter"- Ian took a deep breath- "Ethan, Alex, Liam, Hunter… um… oh! There was also Nathaniel, Chris, Chase, and Max." The boy flopped onto the table, trying to catch his breath.
Cole tilted his head and looked at me. "You had that many crushes?"
I scowled. "No."
Ian glanced up at me. "Yeah, you did. Ella told me."
I shut my eyes and fumed. Ella… I should've known better than to tell her my secrets. The little betrayer does not know when to keep a secret.
"You are not killing my girlfriend today," Cole said sternly, though a twinkle of amusement shone in his hazel eyes. "Maybe tomorrow, but not today."
I sagged, just as Sorrin came back with my coffee. I took it from him with a happy "Thanks!", and looked into the cup. The coffee was now a pale brown and smelled like sugar cookies.
"Yum!" I raised the cup to my mouth and downed the whole thing.
Ian burst out laughing when I finished, and Cole and Sorrin were trying to stifle their laughter. I raised an eyebrow.
"Wipe your mouth," Cole suggested with a grin. Sorrin smiled and held out a napkin.
I scowled again and snatched up the napkin, then wiped off my face. I lowered the napkin and looked at it- the entire dang thing was covered in foam. My eye twitched.
"Coffee is bad. I think I'll stick to hot chocolate."