Chapter 1: The magical waters

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

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The waves of silviery water were gliding across my skin.My sun touched hair flowing out behind me.I could hear only the water against my ears. I was swimming,the only thing in the world that i'm good at. I decide to head back to the beach,because my mother wants me home for supper.I always hate to leave the beach,because it is peaceful and no crazy brothers are around.I have always dreamed of having a sister,but instead I have 3 brothers.Well,i am not like the rest of my family. My family is very clean and straight forward.They are big on homework and tidyness.But i'm not. I go with the flow,as people say."Kind of like water."i say aloud while getting my towel and sandles.I start to run home,but i notice that when i passed 85th street that a moving truck was in the minker house.No one ever went near that place,let alone live in it.I decide to go say hi to the people moving in.I start to walk over but then stop.There were about 20 boxes and like,5 pieces of furniture. Don't people usually have more boxes than that? I thought to myself.Then a middle aged woman walked over to me. She was a dark cocoa color,wearing a light pink blouse with a bow on front.She had jet black hair,along with milky brown green eyes.She wore a beautiful silver necklace.That caught my eye,but even more so,was the girl behind her unloading a box from the van."Hi I am Crissy,i live on the next block.Is that your daughter?" i said.she replied"Well hello!My name is Nancy.And yes that is my daughter,you look about her age.Go say hi." I ran over to her.She had her moms eyes,but they where brighter.Her hair was a dark brown,like black.She is very pettite.I say exhaustedly"Hi,my name is Cristina,Crissy for short.I live around the block.What is your name?" She said with a sweet voice"Hi. My name is Jennifer.I'm 12.How old are you?" I said" I am 12 too!!! Want some help unloading?" "SURE!!!!!We don't have very much help,since dad got that new job." Then the 2 girls ran into the 2 story house with a box each."WOW" i said aloud. The space seemed so big!She said laughing"I know right.It's huge for just 3 of us."We kept running back and forth getting boxes.On the last box i remembered that i had to be home!"Jennifer i have to get home for supper! Bye!!!"She said"ok I'll see you tomorrow!"Then i ran as fast as i could home.I could smell the lasagna from outside.I burst through the door and yelled"sorry I'm late!!!! Where are you mom?" I herd her say"stop yelling!! I'm in the kitchen."I went in the kitchen and plopped down on a chair."whats for supper?I'm starved!"I say quickly.she replied sternly,"Cristina,your late again.Is there a reason?" I was so annoyed that i did not think,"Yes mother" I imitated her."i was saying hi to a new neighbor." Her face calmed and i thought i saw a smile,then it turned into a frown again."Honey,i know you like making friends,but you need to be more organized.Ohhhh,Cristina,your hair is wet! Go get a towel and dry it off!!!" I don't have many friendsI thought as i ran down the hall. I grabbed a towel and flung it over my shoulders."YOUCH!!!!!"i yelped.Uggg.A sunburn! I hate sunburns.That is the one downside to swimming.I went back into the kitchen for aloe-vera.It was kept in the 2nd cabinet. I said to mom"Mom,i need aloe-Vera for my sunburn.Can you hand me the jar?"She said in reply"Oh,Cristina.You need to put sunscreen before you leave the house."Then she handed me the oily jar and i put some on my face and shoulders.I handed it back too her.It almost slipped out of my fingers.Right then i herd a thundering on the stairs.oh great,my brothers! thought in horror.Then i herd a sharp cry" MOOOOOMMMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEVIN TOOK THE GAME CONTROLLER!!!!!!!!"Then i herd Kevin say"I TOOK IT BECAUSE HE FED MR.METO A CHICKEN LEG!!!!!!!!!!!" then another yell entered the others.It was Matthew's."MOMMY,JONNY WOOK MY POWR WANGER TOY!!!!!!!!!!!!" Thena yell rose above the rest"Kevin give Jonny the controller,and Jonny don't feed that retched hamster. Jonny give Matthew his toy!"Then all was quiet as they gave back their toys,and restarted their game.I ate my supper and then went up to my room.I layed on my bed and stared up at the celing.i saw the old hole that i made when i was 7.i was playing kings and queens with my former best friend,Brenda,when she took the cardboard soard and hit me hard.I was sooooo angry that i hit her back even harder.Then she Stood on my bed and hit the celing.After that we did not talk.I walked over to my light blue bookshelf.I saw the sand dollar that i found the first day i went to the beach alone.I decide to change into my night shirt,my favorite with the pink frogs on it.I get it from the dresser,and slip it over my head.I take my white, blonde hair out of it's bun and shook it out.I decide to put it in a rope braid,so i brush it with my brush that was made in Africa and take both sides of my hair and twisted it together,like a rope.Then i climb into bed and start to get sleepy.The next thing i know i am dreaming of 3 little monsters and 2 princesses friends.

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I woke up to light streaming through the window,like little beams of yellow light.It was a new day.It was summer,my favorite time of year.The sun's rays catch the water and makes it shine beautifuly.I slowly get out of bed and get my blue and purple swimsuit.I put it on along with a coverup,and slip down stairs.my mom was on the phone,and if she saw me she would ask me to do a million useless chores,like making my bed,dusting the curtains,and pull dandelions from the ground.So i close the door very quietly and run as fast as I can to the beach.It was not far,about three blocks.When I get there I saw Jennifer laying down reading a book.I run over to her and say,"Hey, Jennifer!What are you reading?" She replied" it's called 'Day and time',By Jerry Cole. I just finished it.WJennifer swim for a while?" "Ok.Let's go." So we waded into the cool water and soon we where showing each other how to do flips,somersaults,handstands,and who could stay under longer then the other.I then showed her howto look for rare seashells.She said"Look! I think it likes me! "When she found a little crab.We played and goofed off for a little while longer.But then i spotted a hole big enough for a girl our size could fit through without touching the sides at all.It looked like an entrance to a cave. I said to Jennifer,"Jennifer! come here! I think I found a cave! She came over,her head only showing.She said excitedly,"Let's go in! I wonder if it will have treasure in there!" I said back jokingly,"OK,but i don't think there will be much treasure." We swam up to in and swam through.The entrance was completely submerged,but the inside had a pond like pool where the water came in at.We where in the pool,and if we stood flat on our feet our heads where above.Jennifer was slightly taller than me,so she could stand easly.I had to stretch a little.The view was stunning.The water had a gold tint that shone when you moved.The cave walls where brown and gold,like a biscut.It was so peaceful you could stay there for hours and think it was only a minute.But Jennifer broke the silence and whispered"This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen." I answered "i know.You know what?" "What" "we should make this our place.We could meet here whenever we want.We could have an escape from everything. Jennifer answered,"Ya.That would be amazing." We silently explored.I stepped out of the pool and felt the sand between my toes.There was something shining in the sand though.It was a necklace,silver with little carvings of waves. It had one of those old fashion clasps that are strong enough to resist a tornato.Jennifer seemed to be focused on something on the wall of the cave.Her face looked focused and confused at the same time.I walked over to where she was and saw she was looking at another necklace that looked exactly like the one i held in my hand.The only difference was that the one Jennifer was looking at was in the wall of the cave! She just kept saying, "huh.....Hmmm......Humph......." I wondered if she was thinking about the necklace or the cave's history.I had some questions of my own,how did a necklace get in a cave wall? Why was there two necklaces? Who had owned the necklace before this? all of these questions where swimming around in my head.I had a feeling that Jennifer would try her best too figure this out,and i would too.After what seemed like hours which was only a minute or two,Jennifer said "Crissy?let's go back to my house for cookies and we can talk there. K?" I nodded and jumped into the blue green water.We swam back to the secluded beach,where she had left her book and my cover up.We grabbed our stuff and raced back to the minker house.She ran right in,but i was a little hesitant.She said "come on,it's ok!" So i went in. It was as big as I remembered it.The only thing i did not remember was how it was completely furnished! i said wonderingly, "Jennifer? How did you get all the furniture in here so quickly?!?"Then I remembered they didn't have allot of boxes.Then i said embarest,"never mind..."Then we raced upstairs and we sat down on her soft bed.It had a quilt on it that was a light pink and blue mergered.It was really pretty!I would call it,cotton candy crash. I said " Ok,sooo,why do you think that necklace was in the cave wall?" She was quiet for a couple of minutes.finaly she said so quietly i could barley hear her."I don't know....then her voice trailed in to a mumble of words i couldn't understand.Then she closed her eyes and said to me, "Crissy,That was the same necklace as my mother has.When she was little,she had gone missing for 2 weeks."When she stopped talking I said, "But how would a necklace that is the same as your mom's, be in the wall of an unknown cave?Last year in since my teacher,Mrs.brown,told us that rock can't form without a volcano.Unless it is sandstone,but the cave was not sandstone." She was thinking about what I said when I heard something downstairs.She said it was probably her mom home from work,Then I said, "Well isn't it a little early to be coming home?" She said, "Ya,but she is a Chef at a breakfast place.She gets home late because she is also on the cleanup duty for an extra 50 bucks." We walked downstairs and greeted her.I just kept looking at the necklace she had around her neck.It was the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I said hello and Jennifer hugged her.She said to me,"Hello,Cristina.Would you like some cookies and lemonade?"I said trying to not be to eager,"Yes please Mrs......Umm,what is you last name.?" she replied with a little laugh,"Moroson.And sweety,Call me Nancy." So we went to the kitchen,witch was a like the sun on earth. It had steel everything. The only thing that was not steel was the trash bag hanging out of the trash can.Nancy saw me staring and said," We are planning to fix this soon.At night it all looks like a mad scientist's lab!!" she had a really happy and light voice when she said this.I decided i really liked her alot,and would be here very offen.She took the plate of cookies that were lying on the counter.She took them over to where we were standing." here.Their oatmeal,Jennifer's favorite."She said with a wink to Jennifer. I said,"Oh!! that's my favorite kind of cookie too!" i took two,they looked so good.We sat there munching.Jennifer asked me if i wanted to watch TV,and i said "no thanks.Wanna go to road avenue park?" "Ok.....do u like soccer?" I replied," i love soccer!Let's go!" So we went to the garage to get the ball.There was a bunch of sporty stuff and helmets and bikes.Jennifer didn't seem like a sporty kind of girl,neither do i,but i love them.Jennifer suddenly asks,"want to ride out bikes there?" i nod,so she hands me a blue and purple swirls helmet,i would call the colors,THUNDERSTORM WARNING.We each hop on a bike and i tell her when to turn,because she does not know where it is.We reach the park sign that says, ROAD AWENUE ZARK,NO HISHING.It is supposed to say road avenue park,no fishing.That's odd.There are no paint marks,it's just the letters are blurry...

We walk down the path to the bike rack.lock in our bikes,and Go to a field.We play intill dark,then we head home.I wave good bye and go into the house.I don't expect what i have just walked into.


 

My mom is lying on the floor,her eyes closed.My brothers are running around in their underwear,hitting each other with nerf balls shot from little plastic guns.I kneel by my mom and shake her.Her eyes flutter open and she sits up.It takes her a minute to relise the kayos around her.She laughs.She laughs!! I have never seen my mom laugh at a mess like this."I must have fallen asleep during my yoga." she said getting up."Kevin! Jonny! Matthew! Stop it right now and go put on clothes!" I start to laugh too.This is the first time in weeks i have laughed with her."I got you something,Cristina." She handed me a small wrapped package with a little tag that said,'for Christina, love mom' I open it up and it revels a littleblue dolphin,small enough to hang on a necklace,and that is what it's for because i find a chain in the bottom of the package.I give mom a BIG hug,and shehugs me back. we smile at each other and walk to the kitchen.there was a delicious smell in there.It reminds me of salsa and  beef together ;that's probably what it it is. Wait,beef! we never have beef because mom says it is too expensive. i say timidlty,"mom? is that beef?" she looks very giddy with excitement,and says in a squeely voice," HOney,i just got promoted to high security at the museum!" her smily faded just the slightest bit,"but im going to have to work some nights,wednesdays and mondays.you will need a baby sitter on those days,or stay at a friends house." Ugg....a baby sitte- wait! Jennifer! i practily shout out,"can i stay at my friend Jennifers? please!?" she said," If jennifeers parents say it is ok,then you may." "thank you mom!" i yell while hugging her. i run to get the phone off the counter. i start to press a botton but relize that i dont have her number,stupid right. so i put it down and finish eating.i finish my food just as the boys come down. right when i was getting ready to read my book,matthew comes in and sits on my bed.He says with the cutest brown eyes ever sparkling," cwissy? mama's fwood tasted like burwent shoes." we both busted out laughing until tears spilled spilled out the corners of our eyes. Matthew is definalty the nicest of the brothers. Even with his jokes about mom's food. i blurt out," mat,why do you spend so much time with the brothers if they are mean to you?" he answered so quietly i could barely hear him,"becawse i cant go with you and i wont want to be alonwe." this broke my heart,so i said," well, the next time you want to do something fun,tell me and we'll go." he looked so happy, i felt really good.He hugged me and walked out of the room.i really love that little guy.

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Im running to Jennifers house when it starts to rain.It rains alot in florida,but by the time i get to her door i'm soaked to the skin.And it stoped raining right after i step in the door. Jennifer and i ran upstairs and she said i could put on some of her clothes,and we started trying on all the clothes and doing cat walks in her living room.My favorite outfit was a little pink tank top,with about 15 hearts criss crossing together,dripping paint. the pants were just jean shorts,with a purple silk belt,which i would call purple field prarie."you look really nice in that, Crissy." Jennifer said to me. "You can wear it home if you want." "ok thanks." i said "no problem. you look better in it than i do." We went down stairs and went into the backyard. How did i ever think this place was creepy?I checked my watch and it was only 12:30. "hey, Jen," I say, " do you want to pack a lunch and go swimming?"  I bobbed my eyebrowls when i said "swimming" because we wre really going back to the cave. She understood and nodded. "I'll go get the bread. can you get the peanut butter in the right pantery?" We make our lunches and put them in a ziplock baggie. Im already wearing a swimsuit, but Jennifer has to get hers.My swimsuit is a blue and purple tankini with white spots on it.8631557_671.jpg Jennifer's is a pink and blue flower one piece with a bow.000372781?$prod_grid3$We hed out the door and run to the beach.  We sit down to rest,and i start making a little mound of sand. It soon turns into a tiny sandcastle with stick flags.000372781?$prod_grid3$ 8631557_671.jpg       

 


Submitted: November 03, 2012

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Star Dagger

Interesting cliff hanger. I wanna know wat is so eye catching about that girl.

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 3:15am

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thanks,i hope you will stay updated!

Sun, November 25th, 2012 10:19am

angelina123987

ok!!!!

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 2:20pm

angelina123987

:)

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 3:07pm

angelina123987

i am actully 11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! did not know that!!!! ha!

Sun, November 4th, 2012 2:38pm

angelina123987

how do i get more
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Sat, November 10th, 2012 5:20pm

angelina123987

i typed that wrong. i am actully 20 not 11/:)



Sun, November 11th, 2012 4:16pm

angelina123987

If any one is reading this,plz give feedback and sugestions!

Fri, November 23rd, 2012 10:50pm

lauricula

Just check your writing over for grammar and spelling mistakes, because I found a lot; capitalization especially. The story line seems interesting, and I can tell that it comes from a 12 year old's perspective.

Sun, November 25th, 2012 11:58pm

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thx,i'll keep you posted.but if i may add,i am 12 and it means alot to me that you talk to my in a grown up tone.people in my class always called me writer wort because i share this story in class one year.I thought this site would get the attention of some publishing companies.I wish you good luck with your book,89 pounds(i love it),and have a good christmas.

Tue, December 11th, 2012 3:01pm

angelina123987

That is because i am 12!!!!!!!!!!1

Mon, November 26th, 2012 11:11pm

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