Captivity

The boys glared at each other, each blaming the other for their captivity. The boys were eight years old and had been friends for five years. The boys were shackled to the wall of a dungeon. Holden had brown eyes and brown hair. Rigby had blue eyes and brown hair. Both boys were naked. Their kidnapper entered the dungeon and walked towards Holden, who spat at the kidnapper. The kidnapper slapped Holden across the face. Holden yelped and Rigby chuckled. Holden shivered. Rigby grinned and Holden glared at his friend. Rigby sighed and ran a hand through his hair. Holden sighed.

"Now you know what I go through when you misbehave," Rigby said.

"Be quiet or you will be next," the kidnapper growled.

"Let us go, you big buffoon!" Holden shouted at the kidnapper.

"Holden, do not antagonize this guy," Rigby warned.

"How do you boys know each other?" the kidnapper asked.

"Our relationship is similar to that between a mentor and an apprentice," Holden said.

"How did you boys become friends?" the kidnapper asked.

"We became friends when my parents kidnapped Rigby," Holden said.

"How old are you?" the kidnapper asked.

"We are eight years old," Holden said.

The kidnapper released the boys from their shackles. The boys rubbed their wrists and their kidnapper carried them to a whipping post. The kidnapper tied Rigby to the post and whipped the boy for ten minutes. Rigby sobbed and begged for mercy. The kidnapper ignored the boy, who yelped. The kidnapper stopped whipping Rigby and untied the boy, who strode to a corner of the dungeon. The kidnapper tied Holden to the whipping post and whipped the boy for twenty minutes. Holden begged for mercy and yelped. The kidnapper untied Holden and the boy strode towards his friend. The boys put their hands on their heads. The kidnapper exited the dungeon. The boys waited until the sound of footsteps had faded before they embraced. Holden apologized for unwittingly luring his friend into a trap. Rigby accepted the apology and kissed his friend. Holden blushed and sighed. The boys held their embrace until their kidnapper returned. Rigby ran a hand through his hair and shivered. Holden patted his friend on the shoulder.

Rigby kissed Holden and the boys closed their eyes and sighed. Ten minutes later, the boys opened their eyes and ended their embrace. Their kidnapper grinned. Rigby grinned and Holden ran a hand through his hair. For a while, nobody said anything. The silence was deafening. The kidnapper cleared his throat. The boys exchanged nervous glances. Holden coughed and Rigby patted him on the shoulder.

"You will tell me everything you know about the shapeshifters," the kidnapper said.

"I will not tell you anything," Holden said.

"If you are silent, I will punish your friend for your failure," the kidnapper said.

"I am always at the receiving end of that threat," Rigby said.

"Fine, I will tell you everything," Holden said.

Holden sighed and ran a hand through his hair. Holden told his kidnapper that the shapeshifters frequently gathered in a forest. The kidnapper asked Holden about the number of shapeshifters. Holden said he did not know the number of shapeshifters. The kidnapper asked Holden if any of his friends knew the shapeshifters. Holden said his friends knew the shapeshifters and swallowed a lump in his throat. Holden hoped the shapeshifters would forgive him for blabbing. Holden finished his explanation. A deafening silence rang in the air. Rigby breathed a sigh of relief. The boys asked for permission to get dressed. A spider walked towards the boys. The kidnapper gave the boys permission to get dressed. The boys donned their clothes and sighed.

The boys walked towards the door of the dungeon. Rigby opened the door and Holden exited the dungeon. Rigby followed his friend and closed the door. The boys let their eyes adjust to the poor lighting. Holden and Rigby jogged through the tunnel. After a while, the boys rounded a corner and continued jogging. The boys rounded three more corners and exited the dungeon. Ten minutes later, the shapeshifters accosted the boys and demanded to know everything about their disappearance. The boys sighed and told the shapeshifters everything. The shapeshifters were not amused. Holden begged the shapeshifters to forgive him for blabbing. The shapeshifters ignored their friend.

A thunderstorm developed and rain fell in sheets. Lightning struck a hickory tree and rain extinguished the fire. A wolf ran into the forest. A hawk screeched and the wolf ate the elk and howled. The hawk flew to an ancient oak tree and caught a squirrel. The hawk ate the squirrel and screeched. A group of vampires walked into the forest and walked along a serpentine trail. A wolf howled and ran into the forest. The vampires ran to the clearing in the center of the forest. A faint wind blew and a hawk screeched. The hawk flew to an elm tree and caught a squirrel. The hawk ate the squirrel and a boy sprinted into the forest. A wolf howled.

The boy had brown eyes and green hair. The boy wore jeans, a polo shirt, gray socks and gray shoes. The boy walked to the clearing in the center of the forest. The boy sat on a log and ran a hand through his hair. A girl walked into the forest. The girl walked to the clearing in the center of the forest. Her dress was supported around her neck and her arms were uncovered. The girl gave the boy an envelope. The boy accepted the envelope and a wolf howled. The children ignored the wolf and returned to their house. The boy entered his bedroom and closed the door. The boy sighed. The boy walked to his desk. The boy opened the envelope and extracted a letter. He unfolded the letter. He read the letter and grinned. He folded the letter and put it in the envelope. A wolf howled.

The boy opened the drawer of his desk. He extracted his clipboard, a sheet of paper and a pencil. He drew a map of the forest and put the map in his folder. He put his folder in the drawer of his desk and closed the drawer. A hawk screeched and caught a squirrel. The boy ignored the hawk and opened his laptop. He booted his laptop and sighed. The boy opened his email program and sent an email to one of his friends. The boy exited his email program and closed his laptop. He opened the drawer of his desk and extracted his clipboard, a sheet of paper and a pencil. He drew a map of the forest and put the map in his folder. He put the folder in the drawer and closed the drawer. A wolf howled and ran into the forest. The wolf caught an elk. A ferruginous hawk screeched.

The boy heard a knock on the door. The boy walked to the door. He sighed and opened the door. He was greeted by his sister, who gave him an envelope. The boy closed the door. The boy walked to his desk. He opened the envelope. The boy extracted a letter. He unfolded the letter. He read the letter and grinned. The boy folded the letter and put it in the envelope. He put the envelope in the folder and sighed. He ran a hand through his hair and a ferruginous hawk screeched. The boy ignored the hawk and a wolf howled. The wolf ran into the forest and caught an elk. The wolf ate the elk. The hawk caught a squirrel and screeched. The hawk ate the squirrel and flew to an oak tree. The wolf howled and a ferruginous hawk screeched. A wolf howled.

The shapeshifters took Holden and Rigby to their hideout. The hideout was an island in the middle of a subterranean lake. The shapeshifters calmly transformed into dolphins and swam to the island. One shapeshifter took Holden to the island. Another shapeshifter took Rigby to the island. Three minutes later, the shapeshifters arrived at the island and reversed their transformations. One shapeshifter chuckled and gave Holden a folder and an envelope full of money. Holden accepted the envelope and put it in the folder. Rigby patted his friend on the shoulder. A low humming emanated from the floor of the lake. The shapeshifters rolled their eyes and said that they had heard the sound on one other occasion. Holden and Rigby exchanged glances. An eel swam towards the island. The shapeshifters ignored the eel. Silence rang through the air.

There were twenty shapeshifters. The shapeshifters wore sunglasses, blue jeans, polo shirts, gray socks and gray shoes. One of the shapeshifters wore a fedora and had a spider on his shoulder. The spider glanced at the boys, who shrugged. A wolf howled and ran into the forest. The shapeshifters and the humans exited the cave. A shapeshifter named Tempest walked alongside Holden and Rigby, who shrugged.

"Holden, do you have any siblings?" Tempest asked.

"Yes, I have a twin brother," Holden said.

"Rigby, do you have any siblings?" Tempest asked.

"Yes, I have three older brothers and one older sister," Rigby said.

"I have one younger brother," Tempest said.

"Is your brother a shapeshifter?" Rigby asked.

"Yes, he is a shapeshifter," Tempest said.

"What is his name?" Rigby asked.

"His name is Remus," Tempest said.

The group continued walking for twenty minutes. Rigby walked towards Holden, who grinned. The boys discussed the weather and a ferruginous hawk screeched. The boys ignored hawk. The hawk flew to an oak tree and caught a squirrel. The hawk ate the squirrel and a wolf howled. The wolf caught an elk. The wolf ate the elk and ran into the forest. A boy walked into the forest. The boy wore jeans, a polo shirt, gray socks and gray shoes. The boy ran a hand through his hair and sighed. A ferruginous hawk screeched and flew to an oak tree. The hawk caught a squirrel.

The shapeshifters and the humans returned to their houses. Holden walked into his house and was greeted by his twin, who grinned. The boys walked to their bedrooms. A faint wind blew and Holden shivered. He walked to the window. He closed the window and walked to his desk. The boy opened his laptop. Holden booted his laptop and sighed. The boy opened his email program and sent an email to one of his friends. Holden received a response and sent an email to Rigby, who immediately responded. Holden sighed and ran a hand through his hair. The boy exited his email program and closed his laptop. He opened the drawer of his desk and extracted his clipboard, a sheet of paper and a pencil. He drew a map of the forest and put the map in his folder. He put his folder in the drawer and closed the drawer. Holden sighed and ran a hand through his hair. A hawk screeched. A thunderstorm developed and rain fell in sheets. Lightning struck a hickory tree and rain extinguished the fire. A wolf ran into the forest. The wolf caught an elk. A ferruginous hawk screeched and the wolf ate the elk and howled. The hawk flew to an ancient oak tree and caught a squirrel. The hawk ate the squirrel and a boy sprinted into the forest. The boy had brown eyes and green hair. The boy sighed and ran a hand through his hair. A faint wind blew and the boy shivered. A wolf ran into the forest. The wolf howled. The wolf caught an elk. The wolf ate the elk. A hawk caught a squirrel. The hawk ate the squirrel.

The boy wore jeans, a polo shirt, gray socks and gray shoes. A faint wind blew and a wolf howled. The boy ignored the wolf and walked to the clearing in the center of the forest. The boy sat on a log and ran a hand through his hair. The boy shivered. A vampire walked into the forest. The vampire entered the clearing and gave the boy an envelope. The boy accepted the envelope. A hawk screeched and flew to a maple tree. The boy and the vampire walked to a minivan. The boy and the vampire entered the minivan. The vampire drove to his house and sent the boy to bed without supper.