|The Road To War
Author: SparkledDreams PM
Cody Reed is a descendant of someone who set magic loose on a town in Florida years ago. Now, the criminals who became magic are trying to dominate the world. When Cody and Jessica, his only friend in the orphanage, are adopted by two people in Florida, meet a fairy who has an impact on Cody, and try to stop them, can they? Full summary inside, and its a better one too.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,512 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 03-30-13 - Published: 01-04-13 - id: 3089223
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Author's Note: About the population of Beverly Beach, its actually 551, but I want there to be more people than my school population lol. So here ya go!
The Road To War
Chapter Two: Meeting Becca and Beverly Beach
When my eyes opened, I was staring up at an unfamiliar ceiling. It was dark blue instead of the normal cracked dirty ceiling of the orphanage. Then it all came rushing back to me. Kelly. Adoption. Beverly Beach. Magic.
I sat up and swung my legs over the side of the bed I'd been placed on. The room was very big, with one wall made of glass and facing the beach. There was a sofa in front of a flat screen TV on another wall, and a desk with an iMac sat on top. The beach wasn't crowded, but there were more people than I'd thought there'd be. It was a teen guy's dream come true.
I sidled over to the door and opened it softly to see Kelly and Jess arguing. "You're insane, woman!" Jessica shouted. "I am not! You'll see later on today!" Kelly answered. "Guys?" I interrupted, and the two girls looked over at me. "Hi Cody. Sorry about that. After breakfast, we'll get you two to Becca's house, and she'll explain it to you," Kelly told me. "Oh yeah? Who's this Becca?!" Jess shrieked angrily, but Kelly was already halfway down the stairs.
Upon entering the pristine kitchen downstairs, I found a feast of scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, toast, sausage, orange juice, and fruits on the long white marble counter. I dove into the food, while Jess just glared at me for trusting Kelly easily. But something about this woman told me that I could trust her, even though her story was far-fetched.
When I finally declared that I was finished with the delicious meal, Kelly grinned and handed us both Abercrombie jackets. "Even though it's totally warm here, it's still January," she explained. I looked down, reminded that I hadn't changed the night before, and noticed that I was in pajamas now. I blushed at the thought of Kelly undressing me. "Who changed me, and shouldn't we change into regular clothes to go see an old woman?" I demanded, because I envisioned Becca to be an old woman who had a teenish nickname to fit in with the modern times. Kelly laughed. "Becca will explain."
Kelly ushered us out the door into a bright sunny day. It looked to be about 5:30 AM. I was confused as to why there had been people on the beach at this time of day, and why we woke so early, but I said nothing as 'Becca would explain'.
Instead of getting into the limo, we simply walked to a ginormous mansion right next door to our home. It was even larger than ours. Kelly strode up to the front door, and opened it without knocking. "Sterling! Jenna!" she called, beckoning for us to follow her. To my surprise, two people that looked to be about 20 floated into the room. They were inhumanly gorgeous, with both blonde hair and brown eyes, but that wasn't what surprised me most. Two clear insect wings popped out of their backs. They went from the knees to a few inches above their head. "Kelly! God, and you brought Cody and Jessica too! BECCA!" The girl, who looked to be about 20, Jenna, exclaimed. I felt about ready to faint again. Jess looked like she wanted to kill them all, though she was awed.
Adding to my shock, a small girl about our age flew in, her wings identical to Sterling and Jenna's. She was even more beautiful than them. Her hair was extremely straight, with no waves, curls, or flaws, and was very red, with some blonde and brown highlights mixed in. Her eyes were bright green, and she looked to be about 5 feet tall. She wore black jeans and a white shirt that flowed to her mid-thigh. "So you're the Becca this lady wouldn't shut up about?" Jess said, disbelieving, jabbing her thumb in Kelly's direction. Becca laughed; a clear tinkling noise filled the room.
"I don't know. Did that lady say I was awesome? If so, I think I am the one she wouldn't shut up about," Becca chuckled cockily. Jessica glared at the flying girl. "So, these two need a full explanation of everything, including a demonstration," Kelly told her. Becca grinned. "C'mon, guys. I've got a lot to tell ya." She started down the hallway, her glittering wings fluttering and creating a slight breeze for us. Jessica hesitated, but I rolled my eyes at her obvious defiance and pulled her along, my strength from carrying the heavier things that Jess couldn't for her chores at the orphanage overpowering her struggles to release herself.
We entered a large library, the ceiling higher up than I'd think possible, and the walls seemed to stretch farther than I'd think necessary. Becca led us over to a sitting area, and plopped down on a leather recliner, her wings disappearing as she leaned back. I forced Jess to sit, and did the same myself on a couch across from Becca.
"So what do you guys want to know first?" Becca questioned. "Tell us...uh, about you, I guess," I suggested. Becca nodded. "Alright. I'm Becca Masters. My fifteenth birthday is in nine months. I have been a fairy all my life, and will live forever. Um...I play soccer, I surf, I skateboard, and I do track. So, um, about this magic stuff. Peter Reed was an idiot, okay? He released incredible magic on this town, and therefore let loose a group of insane psychos who wanted to take over this world. My great-great-great, okay, so like a gazillion greats, grandmother, Isabelle, yeah, she was Peter's friend, and she managed to tweak the magic he set loose and restricted the power to the people who already got it instead of people who moved into the town getting it. But that passed the magic down to us. See, I don't think Jessica here has magic because she wasn't raised to take control of the powers she had, so they disappeared when they were not used. Cody, Peter had magic, but like Jessica, I think your magic has either disappeared from lack of use or are hidden in a vessel of some sort. So you don't have it. We can choose to age backward or forward, and stay that age for as long as we like. I simply let myself age to about fourteen and then I'm done. Questions?" Becca breathed out. Jessica scoffed. "I bet I have powers," Jess sneered, looking to defy Becca out of spite. "You don't. Its one of my powers, to see other people's powers. ANd besides, if you did, you'd be a magical creature or person then, like a fairy, or a troll, or something," Becca stated. Jess hissed.
"Who changed my clothes?" I implored, trying to dispel the tension. Becca blushed. "I'm getting to that. I want to tell you about the town's-including mine-reaction to your arrival. They were all happy, per se, but some doubted that you, a fourteen year old kid with no fighting or magic experience at all, could save them. So while you were asleep, the rest of us went to a town meeting in the middle of the night..." *flashback*
"Becca, He's here!" Jenna hissed. "Okay, okay, I'm up," I grumbled, sitting up from my downy pillow and comfy bed. As Jenna left the room, I slipped on a pair of dark jeans and a tank top. My wings appeared, and I fluttered down the hallway and out the front door.
Our town of Beverly Beach had been waiting for over one hundred years for the one whose name was Cody Reed. He was the last living descendant of Peter, the idiot who unleashed that magic onto us. Finally, Cody was here.
Sara and Tom, my parents, had died when the Chaos struck, leaving my older siblings to take care of me. Jenna and Sterling were amazing at raising a baby on their own, but I missed having a mother and father.
Sterling, Jenna, and I made our way through the crowded streets. Some of the goblins had grumbled their way to the beach, where Mayor Sunn was waiting for us. We all watched as the rest of the town filed down to the sand. "The one who can save us has arrived. I want everyone, and I mean, everyone, must obey his every command. We have information from a trusted source that the Chaos plans to attack soon. Soon, as in, a month. I want no one to harm this boy, and his friend as well. She, and a fairy named Rebecca, are part of the prophecy which depicts them defeating the Chaos." Everyone turned to look at me. "Me? I don't even know who this guy is!" I protested.
"But apparently, fate does. So I hereby declare Rebecca Masters this boy's bodyguard!" Mayor Sunn announced. Sterling glanced down at me before he hugged me. "Sterling! I may know how to fight, but how am I supposed to live with the guilt if I fail in protecting him! I'll let down this entire town!" I wailed, now pressing my face into his shoulder as he lifted me into his arms, the meeting dismissed. "I think we need to pay a visit to Kelly," Sterling said to Jenna as he carried me past everyone. My wings were still out, and Jenna stroked them as we made our way over to Kelly's house.
Kelly had been my parents' friend before the Chaos war. After my family, she'd been the first one to hold me when I was a baby. When my parents died, she had consoled me, though Sterling was a big part of it. Sterling acted more like a father sometimes.
"Sterling! Jenna! Oh, god. Becca, are you okay?" Kelly's voice rang in my ears as Sterling let me down. I carefully maneuvered my wings so that they wouldn't hit Kelly in the face. "Becca has been assigned the role of Cody Reed's bodyguard/protector," Jenna explained. to Kelly. "Oh, Becca..." Kelly whispered. She understood my fear of failing my siblings, her, the town, the world...and Cody himself. His life had been put into my small hands, and I barely came up to anyone's shoulder. How could I, an insignificant little fairy, keep a boy from dying? And his girlfriend, no doubt.
"I need to see him. To know what I'm working with," I told Kelly, covering up my insecurities. Kelly sighed. "I'm afraid he's asleep. But you can still see him if you want," she offered. I nodded. "Meet us at home, Becca," Jenna said, and gave me a quick hug before letting her wings pop out and flying off, Sterling doing the same afterwards.
Kelly led me up the stairs that I had been up so many times, and turned into one of the many bedrooms of the hallway. It was the girl's bedroom. "I figure you're protecting them both, Cody and Jessica." So the girl was Jessica. Kelly gave me a grin. "Cody is next door." She left, knowing I wanted to be alone.
The girl who lay on the king sized bed was very pretty. Chocolate curls hung at her shoulders, and her skin was pale. But she was tall, much taller than me. Something I envied. THe girl was slightly chubby, but then again, it could be just me, since I apparently didn't weigh enough (according to a very worried Sterling and Jenna). So scratch that, she was just bigger than me, but certainly slim.
I looked over her again. Oh, how I wished I could be her. A beautiful girl who had nothing to worry about. Of course, I loved being a fairy. What's not to like? Wings, special powers, abilities to do things that humans couldn't. But responsibilities came with everything.
I got her floral scent engraved in my mind, memorized for future references later on. Then I silently made my way back out the door, and crept to the next door, my wings gone again, because I did not want to wake up two people who would save the world. Unless of course, we were counting me, because apparently I was going to save the world too, but still...
I pushed the door open and mentally gasped at the sleeping boy on the bed. He was stunningly stunning. He was what I'd call hot. His hair was just a tangled mess of light brown locks. His skin was pale like Jessica's, but slightly tanner. He was even taller than Jessica, by at least another six inches. His muscles were huge, sharp and defined. Lastly, his face was just plain adorable. UGH, what was I saying? I didn't even know the guy. But I did know that I couldn't let him die.
His smell was of pine, and wood. I etched it into my memory, before smiling. He still wore a graphic T-shirt and ripped jeans. I flicked my hand at him, and he was in a pair of pajama pants and a shirt. I giggled as he moved his head so that it hung almost off the bed, and carefully lifted my hand and mumbled a few words. His head rose into the air, and was placed back on the pillow. I sighed contentedly, before turning and striding out the door.
I told Jessica and Cody everything except my thoughts on them, and what else I did to Cody besides change him into pajamas. He was blushing, but I assured him I just used magic.
"So you're our bodyguard?! Oh great! We've got a pathetic little fairy girl taking care of our lives. Protect Cody all you want, but I can defend myself," Jessica snapped. I smirked. "You're wrong, Jessica. You have never thrown a punch in your life, never battled a magical opponent, never even knew about magic. But I have done all those things many, many times. I'd like to see you try and beat me in a fight," I taunted. Cody grinned as Jessica suddenly looked to him. "Jessica has always depended on me for things when she couldn't do them. But from what I understand, this is a serious war. Go on Jess. After all, you can defend yourself," Cody said, throwing her own words back at her. Jessica glared before turning.
"Okay pixie. Prepare to be pummeled," the girl sneered, before hurling a fist in my general direction. Her thumb was sticking up from the rest of her fingers, and her other hand was at her side. Jessica's arm was turned in a way that didn't allow her to do much damage. I smiled cheekily, and simply stepped away. With a quick, fluid motion, I ducked and grabbed her by the stomach before pushing her onto the the hardwood floor, careful to make sure her head didn't hit it, and held her there while she struggled. "And I didn't even use magic yet. We have a lot to work on," I told her, as Cody and I high-fived. Jessica snarled. "Just you wait, pixie. I'm going to end you."
"Uh huh. Don't hold your breath," I teased, and Cody laughed, and Jessica smiled too. "Good job though, girl. Just needs a little work," I remarked genuinely. Jess breathed out, "Thanks. Maybe you'll help me?" I nodded, and the three of us chuckled again before walking out to the others.
Author's Note: FictionPress is obviously not as popular as I thought, since no one has even read this story as of right now. So I'm thinking of maybe adding this story to my Wattpad account. If you read, just review. Even if all you say is "Hi!" its still enough. SO please review, and check out my Wattpad account: PrincessCrazyMonkey