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. Lykos 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 Lykos, who spat at the kidnapper. The kidnapper slapped Lykos across the face. Lykos yelped and Rigby chuckled. Lykos shivered. Rigby grinned and Lykos glared at his friend. Rigby sighed and ran a hand through his hair. Lykos 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!" Lykos shouted at the kidnapper.

"Lykos, 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," Lykos said.

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

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

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

"We became friends five years ago," Lykos said.

"How old are you?" the kidnapper asked.

"We are eight years old," Lykos 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 Lykos to the whipping post and whipped the boy for twenty minutes. Lykos begged for mercy and yelped. The kidnapper untied Lykos 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. Lykos apologized for unwittingly luring his friend into a trap. Rigby accepted the apology and kissed his friend. Lykos blushed and sighed. The boys held their embrace until their kidnapper returned. Rigby ran a hand through his hair and shivered. Lykos patted his friend on the shoulder.

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

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

Lykos sighed and ran a hand through his hair. Lykos told his kidnapper that the shapeshifters frequently gathered in a forest. The kidnapper asked Lykos about the number of shapeshifters. Lykos said he did not know the number of shapeshifters. The kidnapper asked Lykos if any of his friends knew the shapeshifters. Lykos said his friends knew the shapeshifters and swallowed a lump in his throat. Lykos hoped the shapeshifters would forgive him for blabbing. Lykos 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 toward the boys. The kidnappers gave the boys permission to get dressed. The boys donned their clothes and sighed.

The boys walked toward the door of the dungeon. Rigby opened the door and Lykos exited the dungeon. Rigby followed his friend and closed the door. The boys let their eyes adjust to the poor lighting. Lykos 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. Lykos 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. The wolf caught an elk. 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 the 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 his 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 his 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 Lykos 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 Lykos 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 Lykos a folder and an envelope full of money. Bryce 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. Lykos and Rigby exchanged glances. An eel swam toward 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 Minerva walked alongside Lykos and Rigby, who shrugged.

"Lykos, do you have any siblings?" Minerva asked.

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

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

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

"I have one younger brother," Minerva said.

"Is your brother a shapeshifter?" Rigby asked.

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

"What is his name?" Rigby asked.

"His name is Rotmund," Minerva said.

The group continued walking for twenty minutes. Rigby walked towards Lykos, who grinned. The boys discussed the weather and a ferruginous hawk screeched. The boys ignored the 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. Lykos walked into his house and was greeted by his twin, who grinned. The boys walked to their bedrooms. A faint wind blew and Lykos shivered. He walked to the window. He closed the window and walked to his desk. The boy opened his laptop. Lykos booted his laptop and sighed. The boy opened his email program and sent an email to one of his friends. Lykos received a response and sent an email to Rigby, who immediately responded. Lykos 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. Lykos 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 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. 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.