Author: Glacrwlf PM
This is my primary story, Solar Fox, which is about a young fox-boy named Jacob Sandler trying to find his missing parents. Along with 4 friends that he meets along the way, he will find out the truth about his past! I accept ANY Reviews! STARTING ON CHAPTER 2!Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Words: 3,456 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 05-02-12 - id: 3018907
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Solar Fox #1: The Drifting Fox Boy!
Cut to a suburban city where people are walking around. In a small alley between two buildings, there are trash and debris spread about, and there is a big cardboard box moving slightly. Inside the box is a young fox-human boy sleeping. He is dreaming about two older fox-humans, one male and one female. and chasing after them.
Fox boy: Mom! Dad! Wait!
Female fox-hybrid: Jacob! Come here...
Male fox-hybrid: Come back to us, Jacob...
Jacob: Don't leave! Don't leave me!
Suddenly, Jacob's parents explode and the explosion knocks Jacob back while he screams. Then he wakes up sweating and panting.
Jacob: ...Must have been asleep for a while... My head feels fuzzy. (Stomach rumbles) Man, I'm starved! What's there to eat?
Jacob gets out of his box and searches through a nearby dumpster.
Jacob: Let's see... (Finds half a piece of French Bread) All right, score!
But as Jacob begins to eat the French Bread, a crow comes and snatches it from his palms.
Jacob: Huh? (Sees the crow) Hey, that's my breakfast, you stupid bird!
Jacob then creates a fireball from his right hand and fires it at the crow, but it misses and hits a passing gas truck, which explodes and causes a car to crash into the debris. Two men then get out of the burning mess.
Man 1: What's going on?
Man 2: (Sees Jacob) Hey, that kid has smoke in his hand!
Man 2: You started this, didn't you!
Man 1: Let's get him!
The two men angrily charge at Jacob.
Jacob: Stay back! Go AWAY!
As Jacob finishes talking, he instinctively sets their clothes on fire!
Man 1: IT BURNS!
Man 2: What the hell is that kid?
Jacob: Oh no... What have I done? (Runs off) I can't keep living like this...!
Jacob then runs across the streets and stops in another alley, this time near a restaurant.
Jacob: (Panting) Why do these things happen to me...? I don't want to live like this anymore! (Sniffs) But some food might help...
Jacob slightly opens the restaurant's back door and peers inside. He then sees a brunette woman in a blue cooking uniform and her hair in a ponytail.
Jacob: 'That girl... I feel like I've seen her before...'
A man then comes toward the girl.
Man: Hey, Melissa! How would you like to try my "Special Course"?
Melissa: Forget it, Claude! I'm not going out with you, got it?
Claude: Hmph. Guess you're feeling cold as ice, huh?
Melissa: Stop it! That's not funny!
Melissa: Hey, who chuckled? (Looks around and sees Jacob) Huh? A hybrid?
Claude: I thought those guys were extinct!
Jacob: Eep! (Runs away)
Melissa: Hey, wait! (Is stopped by Claude) Claude, let go!
Claude: Why? So you can go after that freak?
Claude: Look, he was just a hybrid! A lowly, worthless hybrid, and he's not worth chasing after!
Melissa: Why, you...! (Makes a fist)
Claude: Ah, ah, ah! I AM the son of the head chef here!
Melissa: (Grunts) Fine...
Claude: Excellent! Now, get back to work! (Smacks Melissa's behind)
Meanwhile, Jacob sneaks along the city, thinking about the girl named Melissa.
Jacob: 'I feel like I've seen her somewhere before... But where?' (Grips his head in pain) AUGH! MY HEAD HURTS! (Looks around for help) SOMEONE! PLEASE! HELP!
As Jacob continues to writhe in pain, he sees a pharmacy right across the street.
Jacob: A pharmacy!
Jacob rushes though the street and enters the pharmacy.
Jacob: (Searches the aisles) Need... Pelsanite!
NOTE: Pelsanite is a medicinal pill I made up. It's used for curing stress and headaches.
Jacob then sees the Pelsanite and takes it off the shelves, rips open the box, and opens the container. He then takes out 2 pills and swallows them. Suddenly, his headache is gone in a flash!
Jacob: (Sighs in relief) That was painful...
A male clerk then sees Jacob holding the opened bottle of Pelsanite.
Clerk: Hey! Did you open that bottle?
Jacob: Eep! Y-yes.
Clerk: Well, now you have to pay for that! It's worth 15 Notes!
Jacob: But I don't have any Notes!
Clerk: Then I'm calling security! (Calls the police) We've got a hybrid who stole a bottle of Pelsanite, please get over here- (Turns around and sees that Jacob is gone) WHAT THE?
Jacob is running for his life to get out of the pharmacy and does so. He then walks around on the sidewalks and sees that Melissa girl he saw in the kitchen heading towards her home.
Jacob: 'Is that...?'
Melissa enters the house and goes to her room upstairs, while Jacob sneaks along the sides of the house and climbs up into the top window. Jacob then ends up in her room.
Jacob: … (Sees all kinds of cooking utensils in the room) Wow... She must love cooking.
As Jacob is interested in the cooking utensils, Melissa enters her room and sees Jacob touching her stuff.
Melissa: AAAH! Who are you?
Jacob: Me? Um... I...
Melissa: (Gasps) Are you robbing me?
Jacob: What? No! I would never!
Melissa: Then what are you doing here?
Jacob: (Bites his lower lip) I-I-I... Just wanted someplace to stay... And I thought you might be willing to help me out.
Melissa: What makes you think I'd help... Wait... (Remembers him from earlier) You're that hybrid!
Jacob: Do you know me?
Melissa: Not really. I just saw you sneak in through the back door earlier.
Jacob: Yeah, about that... I was feeling hungry, so I wanted to see if there was anything I could eat in there.
Melissa: So you just wanted some food?
Jacob: Yeah... A bird stole my bread, and that was only thing I found in the dumpster.
Melissa: Why would you look though a dumpster in the first place?
Jacob: I don't have any money to pay for food...
Melissa: Wait... Are you homeless?
Melissa: But you're a teenager! How long have you been like this?
Jacob: ...As long as I can remember...
Melissa: What about your parents?
Jacob: I don't know where they are, but I know they're missing.
Jacob: Yeah... I've been looking for them for 4 years.
Melissa: 4 years?
Jacob: (Nods) I don't remember when they disappeared, but when they did, my life took a turn for the worse...
Cut to 9 years back, where a 5-year old Jacob is seen sulking in the rain, crying for his parents. Suddenly, a police officer comes near Jacob.
Officer: Hey kid, what are you doing out here in the rain?
Officer: Where's your parents?
Jacob: (Sniffles) I-I don't know... They disappeared...
Officer: Are you sure?
Officer: ...Don't worry, we'll help you.
The officer takes Jacob to his car and sends him to a place called Lost Blessings Orphanage.
Officer: Here we are.
Jacob: Where are we?
Officer: This is an orphanage. You're going to stay here until your parents are found.
Jacob: But I wanna go home!
Officer: I'm sorry, but we'll do what we can. (Leaves)
Jacob then turns and sees an old bear man hybrid and old bear woman hybrid looking at him.
Jacob: ...Who are you?
Bear Man: Hello there, young fox. My name is Mr. Sunder. And this is my wife, Mrs. Sunder.
Mrs. Sunder: How do you do?
Mr. Sunder: Now then. We're going to help you find a family.
Jacob: But I already have a family! My mom and dad! Where are they?
Mrs. Sunder: ….What exactly happened to you, little one?
Jacob: (Tries to think) Ugh... Ugh... I can't remember...
Mr. Sunder: Well, let's get you to your new room and see if you can remember something.
As they go up to the 2nd floor, they stop at a red door and open it to reveal a small bedroom with a medium size bed, a wooden desk and chair, a bookshelf with lots of books, and a television set.
Mr. Sunder: This is where you're going to stay until you can find a new home, okay?
Jacob: All right...
Mr. and Mrs. Sunder leave Jacob to his room. Jacob then goes to his bed, softly crying himself to sleep.
Cut back to the present, where Jacob is hanging his head low and Melissa has a sad look on her face.
Melissa: What was it like at the orphanage?
Jacob: Pretty good. I had a few bullying problems, but I had some friends to help me out. The worst part, though was that no one was interested in adopting me.
Melissa: So you spent most of your life there?
Jacob: Yeah, until I escaped.
Melissa: You what? Why?
Jacob: When I turned 12, I knew that I would be a teenager soon, and I heard that teenage orphans are hard to adopt, so I escaped the orphanage and never came back.
Melissa: But they might be searching for you! Who knows how worried they are?
Jacob: ...I just want to find my parents. I don't want a new family, or a new life! I just want things to go back as they were...
Suddenly, Jacob hears footsteps coming up the stairs.
Jacob: Ahh! (Jumps out of the window)
Melissa: Huh? (Sees Jacob jump) Wait!
As Jacob escapes the house and into the streets, a woman wearing a blue blouse, black pants, and red shoes comes up the stairs.
Melissa's mother: Melissa, is everything alright? You sounded like you were talking to someone.
Melissa: (Frantically) Uh... I was... Using my phone! (Brings out a cell phone) Hello! (Indistinct talking)
Melissa's mother: Honestly, you're going to waste a lot of time on that thing. Hmm? (Sniffs) 'What's that musky smell?'
Meanwhile, Jacob is walking in a park while thinking about Melissa again.
Jacob: 'I KNOW I've seen her before, but where...? Come on, think! What is it about that girl?' (Stomach rumbles) Aw... I haven't eaten anything! (Looks around and sees a deli) Aha! A deli!
Jacob then sees Claude coming out the deli.
Jacob: Huh? (Sees Claude) 'That's the guy from the kitchen...'
Jacob then comes toward the deli and is caught in Claude's sight.
Claude: Hmm? (Sees Jacob) Hey, it's you!
Jacob: Huh? (Turns to Claude) Oh, hey! How's it going?
As Jacob attempts to open the deli's front door, Claude hits Jacob's hand with a rolling pin.
Jacob: AUGH! (Screams in pain) What was that for?
Claude: Hah! As if you didn't know!
Jacob: Oh, is this about me trying to break into your kitchen?
Claude: NO! It's about getting rid of you and everyone like you!
Jacob: (Worriedly) W-what are you saying?
Claude: Get lost, freak! Don't make me use the rolling pin again!
Jacob: Freak? Did you say call me a freak?
Claude: What are you, deaf? Of course I called you a freak! Now go away! (Attempts to hit Jacob with the rolling pin)
As the rolling pin attempts to hit Jacob, he suddenly grasps the rolling pin with his left hand.
Jacob: Don't you...
Jacob: Don't... You... Call... Me... (Angrily) A FREAK!
Jacob then sets the rolling pin on fire and ends up burning Claude's left hand.
Claude: AUGH! MY HAND! (Squeezes it with his right hand) You freak! How dare you!
Jacob: I'm the freak? (Creates a fireball with his left hand) You're the one insulting us hybrids! (Throws the fireball at Claude)
Claude deflects the fireball using a cast-iron pan, causing the fireball to hit a nearby tree in the park. This catches the attention of some bystanders, who then see Jacob and Claude fighting.
Bystanders: A hybrid? What's going on? Seems like they're fighting! Should we call the police?
As some bystanders take photos of the fight while others call the police, Jacob and Claude continue their fight.
Claude: Look around you! Innocent people are being scared of you and your freaky powers! (Takes out a blowtorch and ignites it)
Jacob: That doesn't mean I'm a jerk! (Brings out his hand near the torch's flame)
Jacob then takes away the flame from the torch and turns it into another fireball.
Jacob throws the fireball at Claude, who then deflects it with his cast-iron pan again. This time the fireball almost lands near the bystanders, causing them to run in fear.
Claude: Now look what you've done! (Brings out a chef's knife)
Jacob: ME? You're the one who deflected it! (Creates a sword made out of fire)
Jacob and Claude then sword-fight, which heads them across the streets and then into the middle of the park. Jacob's fire sword disarms Claude of his knife, giving Jacob the upper hand. Jacob then attempts to attack Claude with the sword, but when they come near a fountain, Claude pushes Jacob into the water!
Jacob: Water? NO!
Claude: Sorry to dampen the mood, freak!
Jacob: Not funny!
Claude then brings out a large steel meat hammer, which he then tries to smash Jacob's head with. As he attempts to do so however, Melissa then appears out of the blue, tackling Claude, which causes him to lose his grip on the hammer and fall on the ground.
Claude: (Gets up breathlessly) Hah... Melissa... (Normal) What are you, throwing yourself at me now? I knew you were into me, but-
Melissa then smacks Claude across the face before he could even finish his words.
Melissa: I've had enough of you and your cheesy one-liners! Now leave him alone!
Claude: What? You're defending him? Why would you defend him, a freak of nature, when you could be going out with me?
Claude: I'm a perfect human being with absolutely no flaws whatsoever, and he's just a product of twisted sciences! A lowly being between man and animal! Now are you going to be my girl or are you going to be with that freak?
Melissa: Grr! Who do you think you are, saying those things?
Claude: Shut it, skank! (Slaps Melissa across the face)
Jacob is then shaking in erupting anger, causing not only him to dry instantly, but causing him to be engulfed in flames.
Claude: What the?
Jacob: ...YOU...WILL...PAY! (His flames grow bigger)
Jacob then mercilessly attacks Claude, clawing at him and setting him on fire. Melissa and the bystanders look in horror as Jacob brutally mauls Claude to a bloody mess. As Jacob attempts to deliver the final blow, Melissa then throws herself onto Jacob and hugs him tightly. Jacob then regains his senses and sees how scared everyone is and calms down back to his normal state.
Melissa: Please... Don't do that again...
Jacob: I'm sorry... I don't know what came over me... (Faints)
Melissa: Oh no! (Carries Jacob on her back)
Melissa then runs to the local hospital and catches the attention of a doctor named Dr. Plautus.
Dr. Plautus: What seems to be the problem, miss? (Sees Jacob on her back) Is that a hybrid?
Melissa: (Panting) Yes... Dr. Plautus, please...! You need to help him!
Dr. Plautus: Well, what exactly happened to him?
Melissa: He got into a fight with someone.
Dr. Plautus: Well, I'll see what I can do.
Dr. Plautus then arranges a room for Jacob and puts him in a room.
Melissa: (To Jacob) You're going to be okay...
Jacob then opens his eyes and sees the room he's in.
Jacob: (Groggily) Where... am I?
Dr. Plautus then comes into his room.
Dr. Plautus: Ah, so you're awake.
Jacob: W-Who are you?
Dr. Plautus: My name is Dr. Plautus. A girl named Melissa Verity brought you here. (Looks at his clipboard) From what I've heard, you passed out after you had a fight.
Jacob: Yeah... That jerk called me a freak.
Dr. Plautus: I see... Which reminds me, Melissa's here to see you.
Melissa then enters the room.
Dr. Plautus: I'll leave you two alone now. (Leaves)
Jacob: ...So your name's Melissa.
Melissa: That's right.
Jacob: Why did you help me earlier?
Melissa: Well after you jumped out the window, my mom came upstairs...
Cut back to Melissa's house from earlier, right after Melissa's mother caught a musky scent.
Melissa's mother: Melissa, why does it smell like a homeless man was in here?
Melissa: (Gasps) Uh... (Stammering) M-maybe there was a hobo outside... A-and the scent must have reached up here! Yeah, that's it!
Melissa's mother: ...Melissa Verity, who you were REALLY talking to?
Melissa: Uh... Uh... (Sighs) Okay... (Breathes) I saw a hybrid at work earlier, and he just broke into my room a while ago. He said he was homeless and that his parents were missing. He seemed like he was telling the truth, but then he suddenly jumped out of the window.
Melissa's mother: So where's that hybrid now?
Melissa: I don't know! I told you, he jumped out of the window right before you came up here!
Melissa's mother: Why didn't you tell me about this earlier?
Melissa: I thought you would freak and call the police.
Melissa's mother: ...Melissa. Hybrids are people, just like you and me. If you told me sooner, I would have helped you.
Suddenly an explosion is heard, and then cut back to the present.
Melissa: After I heard the explosion, I went to check it out and saw you and Claude fighting. I tried to talk some sense into him... Before you burst into flames...
Jacob: You went through all that for me?
Melissa: Yeah... I don't know why, but I feel like I can trust you, even though I don't know you.
Jacob: ...To tell you the truth, I felt like that too...
Melissa: ...You know my name, so what's yours?
Jacob: Jacob. Jacob Sandler.
Melissa: Jacob Sandler... 'I think I know that name...'
Jacob: So what's going to happen to me now?
Melissa: Well, Dr. Plautus said you can leave tomorrow.
Jacob: That's nice. What happened to Claude?
Melissa: He's in the emergency ward.
Jacob: Wow... I hurt him that badly?
Melissa: Yeah, but I think he won't try to mess with you again. I heard he got fired for starting the fight.
Jacob: Well, he deserved it.
Melissa: Darn right! (Looks at the clock) Oh, I have to go home now.
Jacob: Wait, can't you stay a little longer?
Melissa: No, visiting hours are almost over, sorry. (Leaves)
Jacob: 'She was really nice...'
The next day, Jacob walks out of the hospital doors with a relaxed look on his face. He sees several people staring at him worriedly.
Jacob: Huh? (Sees everyone staring) Why's everyone staring at me?
Bystanders: It's that hybrid! He nearly killed someone! He burst into flames! What should we do?
Melissa then appears and walks towards Jacob.
Melissa: Hey, Jacob.
Jacob: Hi, Melissa. What's with everyone staring at me?
Melissa: They're scared about what you did yesterday.
Jacob: But it wasn't my fault! That jerk Claude started it!
Melissa: Yeah, but you nearly killed him anyway! That's what they're scared about!
Jacob: 'Am I really that terrifying...?'
Melissa: Look, let's just get away from these people. We can go someplace else right?
Jacob: What do you mean "We"?
Melissa: I mean I'm going with you!
Jacob: You... You are?
Melissa: Yeah! I talked it over with Mom yesterday and she said I can go with you to help you find your parents. On one condition.
Jacob: What's that?
Melissa: That I need to hone my cooking skills and become a great cook!
Melissa: Yeah! I don't know why... But there's this familiar feeling when I'm around you.
Jacob: ...'I sense that too.' Thanks, Melissa.
Melissa: Anytime. Now let's go!
Jacob and Melissa leave the town known as Mistra and head off on their journey to find Jacob's parents, starting in the next destination... Gilmore City!
TO BE CONTINUED...