|Matt Strike and The Lost Artifact
Author: Robs The Universal Warrior PM
16 year-old Matt Strike is a normal boy- a jock, plenty of friends and a consistent report card. When Matt finds out that he is being watched by Chrissy Green; a girl who keeps appearing every time Matt looks, an ancient artefact is stolen from the museum. When Matt finds out that he is a hero like the ones in the fairy tales, his world is turned upside down!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,333 - Updated: 01-24-13 - Published: 01-21-13 - id: 3094208
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16 year-old Matt Strike is a normal boy- a jock, plenty of friends and a consistent report card. When Matt finds out that he is being watched by Chrissy Green; a girl who keeps appearing every time Matt looks, an ancient artefact is stolen from the museum. Matt receives a message from his father; who left him on a doorstep of an orphanage when he was 1 years old' recover what is lost and you will gain something much brighter, Matt must go on an adventure to recover what is lost.
Follow Matt as he is thrust into the life of adventure with a little bit of romance and some humour.
Matt Strike and the Lost Artefact
Chapter 1: Just the Beginning
The coldest day of May arrived and the rain started to pour down as the rain drops glistened in the sun rays. Sue; the owner of the orphanage on a back street of Adelaide Central had just woken up and started the preparations of her day at the orphanage. Her day was always the same; wake up, take the kids to school, play with the younger children, pick the kids up from school again and come back again; rinse and repeat. Sometime she wished her life to be exciting that maybe her life could be fun and enjoyable. Not like she hated her life, she loved it; she felt a connection with each of the children that stay or even past through and get adopted to other families. She is always sad to see the children go but she knew that they were going into loving families. Sue walked down the stairs quietly so not to wake the sleeping children. Sue walked into the kitchen and flicked the kettle on and started to make breakfast for the children. Sue heard the kettle flick off and saw the steam rising so she knew that it was finished. She poured the hot, steaming water in her cup and poured some milk in the cup before stirring it with a spoon. She brought the cup to her lips and drank the hot liquid. She felt the liquid burn in her throat like a hot, sunny day as she put the cup down. She stared out of the window and saw the most peculiar thing; a girl around 16 was staring opposite of the road looking left and right like she was looking out for something. Sue looked closer and saw that the girl was quite pretty with her long brown hair and her sea blue eyes sparkling like the sea. Sue shook her head and started to wake up the children.
"Mrs. Sue?" Adrian asked looking up at her with his green eyes, Sue just got back from picking up the children and was just making some dinner for the children of the orphanage.
"Yes dear?" Sue asked kindly stirring the pot of stew.
"I was just wondering, who's that girl?" The six year old asked pointing out the window what was fogged up. Sue rubbed her hand on the window to make a spot where she could see the outside and she saw the same girl standing lookout at the same spot that she was the morning when Sue was making breakfast.
"I don't know dear, I don't know." Sue trailed off when Adrian left to play with his action figures. Sue put the finishing touch on her stew and carried it out to the table in the mess hall.
"Dinners ready!" She called as a stampede of children from 6-17 ran through the door and grabbed a bowl and ate the stew with loud chatter, Sue looked out of the window to see the girl still standing there.
"Who is she?" Sue thought to herself.
Chrissy Green wasn't a normal girl; normal girls talk about cute guys, play with eachothers hair and paint nails. Chrissy destroyed monsters, snuck into bases full off monsters and blows up enemy base. But right now, she was on stakeout for her boss and his special 'something'. Chrissy sat down on the ledge and looked left and right to see if any undead were coming to the orphanage. Chrissy still didn't know why she was here or what she was looking for. Chrissy looked left and saw a hooded man carrying a basket covered in blankets. Chrissy jumped off the ledge and walked over to the man.
"Status update?" The hooded man muttered. Chrissy looked around to see if anybody was listening.
"No undead spotted." She muttered back, the man sighed in relief as he pulled his hood down and Chrissy saw his hair spiked up and his hazel eyes looking down at the basket.
"Dwayne, I think you owe me an explanation: whats in the basket?" Chrissy asked curiously, she tried to look over his shoulder but couldn't due to the fact, he's really tall.
"It's my child, Chrissy." Dwayne muttered softly. Chrissy looked on shock as Dwayne walked past her towards the orphanage.
"What are you doing with the baby?" Chrissy asked as she caught up with her. Dwayne looked at her and smiled sadly.
"I'm taking it to the orphanage." Dwayne muttered so no-one but Chrissy could hear.
"Why?" Chrissy asked curiously. Dwayne sighed softly and smiled sadly.
"Alice died giving birth to him, I tried taking care of him but with my responsibilities at the council, I couldn't take care of him by myself so this is the only chance, so he can have a normal life." Dwayne said softly as he placed his hand on the little child's head. He pulled the blanket off him and Chrissy got her first look at him. He had little hair but what Chrissy could tell it was brown and his eyes were the same colour as her but also..
"He has her mother eyes." Dwayne broke Chrissy train of thought, Chrissy smiled and placed a hand on the boy's head and laughed softly.
"I want you to protect him." Dwayne demanded of the girl. Chrissy looked shocked at the statement what Dwayne asked of her.
"What?" Chrissy asked shocked.
"After he turns 16, the undead will be able to hear him, smell him and touch him." Dwayne said looking at her. Chrissy nodded and felt her mouth dry up.
"But why is the undead coming after him when he turns sixteen?" Chrissy asked. Dwayne looked at the sky and sighed softly.
"Because the council thinks that my boy is the boy in the prophecy." Dwayne said turning his head from Chrissy. Chrissy looked at the sky and saw the stars form into a boy with a sword fighting what look like undead.
"I'll do it." Chrissy said suddenly. Dwayne smiled at her and walked at the front door of the orphanage and placed the boy on the doormat before knocking really loud and walking away with Chrissy to the shadows. They could hear the screams of Sue when they left the back street of Adelaide.