Yo, it's me, Emm987. I'm just here to remind you i don't own any
of the characters, and i only created a few people, such as E and
the Yeerk coming in the next chapter. it might be a bit
confusing, but i like putting myself in stories, so yeah. anyhow,
here's the first chapter.
"Yo, E, time to get up!" my brother Will said,
taking my pillow.
"I'm up, I'm up!" I said. "Give me back my
pillow!" He did, and I fell asleep again.
"E! Up! Now!" My mother was calling to me now.
"You're going to miss the bus!"
"I'm up!" I said, rubbing the sleep from my eyes.
"Seven minutes," Mom replied, leaving my
Seven minutes! I muttered to myself as I quickly
got dressed, plashed my face with water, slipped my shoes on,
grabbed my backpack and ran out the door to the bus stop. I got
to the bus stop just as the bus pulled up.
When I got on, my friend Cassie smiled as I sat
down next to her. "Up late?" she asked.
"Of course!" I replied. "There was this thing last
night Lynn brought me to. What was it? The Giving? The
"The Sharing?" Cassie said softly.
"That's it!" I smiled. "It was fun, but then Lynn
had to go to a meeting for exclusive members, or something." I
saw Cassie relax a bit.
The bus came to a stop. Cassie and I walked to
class. I put my backpack on my seat and said, "Be right back." I
left the classroom.
I remember seeing something in the janitor's
closet. Something like a keypad on a shelf. I walked into the
closet and looked at the shelf. It was there. And
I pressed a button. Nothing happened.
The door opened. I saw Tom Berenson, on of Will's
friends, before he saw me because I hid. He came in with another
person. I was extremely confused. He pressed some buttons on the
keypad. I gasped slightly as I got that elevator feeling.
Too bad they noticed.
Well, what have we got here," Tom said. He leaned
down, grabbed my wrist, and pulled me up. "What is E doing here,"
he said all steel-like. I swallowed back a whimper--his voice,
contrast to the friendly voice he used around my parents,
somewhat scared me.
I also recognized the other person--Lynn. She did
not seem happy to see me. then she said the words that started it
all--" How about we take her to the Pool?"
The pool? What pool? I don't want to swim. Plus, I
lost my swimsuit a couple of weeks ago after I let my cousin use
it. But when Tom nodded in approval, almost smiling, I suddenly
felt frightened for myself.
The elevator stopped. We stepped out.
The first thing I heard was the screams--screams
and cries of despair. With hope suck out of them and replaced
with pain. I was about to cover my ears when I remembered my
wrists were held down. So I closed my eyes tightly.
The screaming and crying got louder as we
descended. I opened my eyes. Cages. People were in cages. People
aren't supposed to be in cages. And this place was huge! It
looked like several football fields. Big and creepy.
It was creepy because there were creatures I've
never seen before. There was one like a giant centipede with
razor sharp teeth. One that like like--like, well I don't know,
some sort of monster? It was really tall and had horns on its
head and blades. Another one, which I didn't get a good look at,
looked like it had webbed feet or something--but I only got a
Tom and Lynn continue to pull me through the crowd
and to a line. The line wasn't very long. Soon I was at the front
of the line.
I looked down at the brown-grey sludge, feeling
sick. Why am I here? I kept asking myself. Tom and Lynn pulled me
closer to the mud. I could see there were things in it. Giant
slugs or something. Lynn forced me onto my knees. I tried to get
back up but Tom hit me on the head. Hard. I still struggled, and
Lynn called over one of the creatures, the one with the
The creature scared me. So I was on my knees. The
creature pushed my head into the sludge. I tried to resist. But
it didn't help. My head went down into the sludge. I kicked and
managed to kick Tom. My head was still in the sludge. I felt
something on my ear. It slithered into my ear.
There was a slight pain, and tom and Lynn pulled
me up. I tried to stand up, but I couldn't. Instead, I turned my
head to Tom. Smiled. Nodded. And stood up.
I didn't do that! Why was I doing it?
I heard laughter in my head. The laughter died
down and my panic rose. A voice in my head.