The Crimson Dragon

The Crimson Dragon

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Basil James is your typical nerd living in Vancouver, BC. He's very good academically, but severely suffers when it comes to physical performance, especially in a fist fight. However, one night, his entire life changes. While walking the dark streets of the city with the school's tomboy, Crystal McKenzie, they discover a suit of armor that was purchased in a black market auction. He puts it on and is given amazing powers and abilities beyond his wildest dreams. He decides to have some fun with it and do superhero stuff with it. But when he tries to stop a bunch of prisoners from escaping, he might find himself way out of his league.
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Basil James is your typical nerd living in Vancouver, BC. He's very good academically, but severely suffers when it comes to physical performance, especially in a fist fight. However, one night, his entire life changes. While walking the dark streets of the city with the school's tomboy, Crystal McKenzie, they discover a suit of armor that was purchased in a black market auction. He puts it on and is given amazing powers and abilities beyond his wildest dreams. He decides to have some fun with it and do superhero stuff with it. But when he tries to stop a bunch of prisoners from escaping, he might find himself way out of his league.

Chapter1 (v.1) - The Most Boring Life Ever

Author Chapter Note

Hi there. You may not know this, but I was once your average teenager. I was a bit of a nerd too. Okay, a major nerd. With the exception of the bullies and the teasing, life was pretty good. Like you, I lead a normal everyday lifestyle. But very little did I know that the events over the next few days would change my life forever. What events were those, you ask? And how did it affect us? Well, it’s a long story. But it’s definitely worth telling. Because after these events occur, my life will never be the same.

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: February 06, 2017

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It was your typical school day like any other.  It was around the mid-afternoon in a public school in Vancouver, Canada.  The day was partly cloudy and it was mildly warm.  Everyone at the Ridgewood Junior High School felt like it was their place.  Except for one.

“Hey Basil, can you get away from that computer for a sec?” called a voice.  Basil James was your typical nerd.  He likes spending time on the computer and considers homework as a hobby.  He wore thick glasses, a plaid sweater and shorts.  He was considered an outcast by his high school classmates because of what he was.  “Hey, geeky, aren’t you going to get away from that thing?  It has “nerd” written all over it.”  Brash was your average bully.  He wore a white shirt with a black leather jacket.  He wore slack blue jeans and had chains all over his clothes.  His hair was in a spiky mess.  Like all bullies, he loved picking on wimpy nerds, especially Basil.

“I like surfing the net,” Basil replied.  “I think it’s very informative and opens up a world of opportunities.  You, on the other hand, Brash, just pretend you’re doing what I’m doing and surf dirty material when no one’s looking.  If it wasn’t for your physical threats, I’d report you immediately.”

“Too bad you don’t have what it takes to take on the big boys,” Brash sneered.  “If you were a little more like me, then you’d have it all; Good looks, a good car full of hot babes, popularity-”

“Sawdust for brains,” Basil joked.

“All right, that’s it! You’re dead.”  Brash immediately charged toward Basil, but Basil got out of the way just in time and Brash collided with the computer, knocking it off the table.  All of a sudden, a teacher ran in the room like a bolt of lightning.

“What’s going on, here!?”  she shouted. “Basil, what happened?”

“Brash happened, Miss Daisy,” Basil replied.  “He was slandering my beliefs that computers and science were for nerds and wrecked the computer.”

“Is this true?” Miss Daisy asked sharply at Brash.

“Basil will never amount to anything!” Brash replied.  “Trees will grow in motor oil before he ever gets a girlfriend.”

“Speaking of which,” Basil said handing Miss Daisy a list.  “these are all the sites Brash has been visiting within the past few days.  I’m sure you’ll want to read it.”

“Okay,” she replied taking out her glasses.  “Let’s see here; Playboy, Hot Celebs, Fake Bosoms ‘R Us, Your Hearts Desires and a long list of sites that are strictly prohibited by School Internet Policy.  I am very disappointed, Brash.  But I guess I should expect this.  Every time a member of the faculty comes in where you are, you immediately close the browser.  I’m calling your parents and we’re going to have a little chat.  And I’m sure the principal will be most pleased by what you’ve been doing on-line.  Oh, did you miss the part where your computer privileges are suspended for the rest of the school year?  Now you know.  Well, good day to you both,” she said walking out the door.  Basil then felt a strong hand grabbing his neck. 

“You and I have some business to take care of,” Brash sneered in a deep tone.  Basil knew what was coming next, and it wasn’t pretty at all.

 

The next day, Basil arrived at school with a few bandages on his face and a black-eye.  Everyone was muttering about how he got Brash’s computer privileges suspended. 

“That Basil kid is such a snitch,” whispered one kid.  “What did you expect?  He’s your major nerd.  It’s to be expected. Considers homework fun, favorite of the teacher also known as  teacher’s pet, and tells on other people about things that are none of his business.”  Basil felt ejected from the highschool society because of who he was.  Nobody even cared if he died.

“So, are you going to that party tomorrow night?” asked one guy.  “It’s going to be great.  There will be awesome music and really hot babes, probably as hot as Pamela Anderson, or so I’m told.”

“Great, I’ll be there,” replied another guy. 

“Hey, it’s that dweeb,” one kid said pointing at Basil.  “Why don’t you ask him?  Maybe he’ll bite.”

“Forget it man.  You know his idea of a good time is a night of Final Fantasy, the most boring game in existence.”

“C’mon, ask him.”

“All right.  I’ll ask him.”  The guy then approached Basil.  “Hey, Basil,” he started.  “Did you hear about the party?”

“Thanks, but I’m not going,” he replied.  “I want to get a head start on my science fair project so I get a good grade.”

“Is that all you ever think about?” the guy asked.  “Big mistake for asking you.  Let’s go.”  They then walked to class. 

I guess I’d better get going too Basil thought.  Unless Brash is still mad at me, which he probably is.  Basil then walked into class. 

“Hi there, Basil.  You okay?”  Miss Daisy greeted.

“It’s nothing,” Basil replied.  “It’ll heal in a few days.”

“I know, but Brash broke more rules yesterday.  He got suspended for starting fights.  Don’t worry.  He won’t be here for a while.  I know his threats were real, but don’t worry.  Bullies like him aren’t going to get anywhere in life.  So just try to relax and have a good day.”

Basil then took his seat with the rest of the class.  He knew that today was going to be slightly better.


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