Chapter 1: Preface

I was surrounded…I had nowhere to go. Officers pointed their guns at me while Seth had an insolent smile across his face. He lied to me. He made me believe something that was not.

I turned to see Scarlett. From the corner of her lips fell the crimson colored liquid, known as 'blood' and her caramel colored eyes reflected nothing but fear. She struggled as she tried to escape from the policemen that held her.

"Face it, Alex, you failed miserably…just hand over the chip and we'll let you and Scarlett go."

"How do I know you're not lying, huh?" I cried in anger.

He chuckled and took a step forward, "Look, you're in between life and death …so, if I were you, I'd make a decision right now…."

I gulped and looked behind me to face the end of the cliff and the ocean. I glared at Seth. He was pointing a gun at me now. My eyes narrowed and I slowly shook my head. He chuckled again then pointed his gun towards Scarlett.

"Please, Seth, don't shoot her…she has nothing to do with this." I begged. "If you won't give me the chip the easy way, I will force you into giving it to me the hard way." He placed his finger on the trigger.

I slid my hand I into my pocket and held the chip.

"Stop!" someone yelled.

Everyone turned to face a tall fifteen year old looking girl with short brown hair. The officers gasped and kneeled to her.

I couldn't believe my eyes…it was her. Our creator, our leader, our goddess…I had only met her once but I never thought I'd see her again, but there she was…

"…Quinn…" I whispered.

Look, I didn't want to be what I am today…

My life changed the moment the one million years decided to show up in my life.

I could start at any point ever since Quinn informed everyone about the Scavenger Hunt but, my life really changed when I was the one that found the one million years. People were literally willing to do anything to see me gone…anything! It was scary, but as long as I kept that stupid chip, I had to get used to it.

You may be wondering what those one million years mean to the entire world, huh?

My name is Alex McDowell, and this is my story…