Chapter 3: The hole in the forest

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Chapter 3

Yeah! These burgers really feed me!! Oh yeah, I’m Arxenyx Ren Grandia. 15, The youngest. It kinda sucks being the youngest and the only guy. Then , my name’s initials are like my sisters. That’s just pathetic. I don’t know why mother even named me Ren. I wonder what Rin and Ran would say. Most likely, the opposite. Well, at least they can keep up with me at video games. Not that I hate them or anything. It’s just that I want to hang out with them but both of them are just too busy with school. Schools. Pfft.

“Oh yeah! What a meal…” I whispered to myself as I stretched. Then, a waitress approached me.

“Your bill, sir.” She said as she handed a receipt. I gave her the payment.

“Keep the change. Thanks for the food.” I said waving.

“Thank you, sir. Come again.”

‘What time is it? What? Thirty minutes left. Crap. Oh well, let’s go spare some time.’ I thought.

I walked the sidewalks and looked through some shops. I saw Rin in a Video game shop. I went in and approached her from behind.

“Hi, Rin. What are ya doin‘ in a video game shop, hmm?” I asked her playfully.

“Me? I‘m looking for any new games… It seems like you‘ve bought every existing game. Oh well…” Rin sighed.

“I‘m going to the teddy bear stall, okay. See you in twenty-fi-four minutes!” She added as she ran off.

“Okaaay… So maybe I did buy every game. It was… entertaining.” I sighed.

I started to browse through some game magazines. The main issue was about SSBB. I scanned through the selections that showed more techniques on Link, Mario and Pit. I remember Ran using Pit once and… Let’s just say she’s not going to use him for a very long time. I bought the magazine and took off.I passed through a fortune teller’s stall. It was being flocked by a lot of people, So I decided to check it out. Then the old lady called me.

“You there! The one with brown hair!”

“Me? What’s up?” I asked.

“What’s up , you say? I’ll tell you what’s up. You’re future…” She said, narrowing her eyes.

“I really don’t have time for this. Sorry.” I was about to walk off when a little girl grabbed my hand.

“Please, mister. Listen to granny…” She pouted. I rolled my eyes, giving in.

“Alright, granny. Make this quick. My sisters are-”

“Are waiting for you, no? Fine. I will make this short. Your life will change, In an instant! You might not encounter your sibling for a while and travel a vast land… Be careful.” She explained.

“Okay, I will. Thanks..” Like that disturbed me. Heh. Oh Crud! I’m late! And then I run. The fastest that my feet could take…

“Ouch!” Oops… I crashed into someone… I looked up and saw Ran. Rin helped us up.

“Ren, Watch where you’re going. Let’s go..” Rin smiled.

We climbed into the car and drove away. We passed the Villas as I noticed Rin glancing at the Large white villa.

“You like that villa, Rin?” I asked her.

“Yeah. It reminds me of a scene in … never mind… I just like it.” She answered. I started to ponder about what that granny told me earlier. What does she mean? Wait--- I’m disturbed by some weird fortune! The last time I had my fortune told was with a fortune cookie that was plain bogus! I laid back and started to stretch a bit. I saw Ran’s eyes were closed so I brought out my megaphone and shouted at her.

“Ran! Do you plan to kill us?! Wake up!” Ran shook her head in response.

“I‘m sorry. I kinda dozed off there.” I rolled my eyes.

“Maybe we should go play in the forest!” Rin suggested.

“Rin, I think that‘s --”

“A brilliant idea! Maybe that will shake off my dizziness!” Ran cut me off as she entered the forest. She attached her pendant to her wrist with a newly acquired gold ribbon. Rin stepped out in the forest path, along with her teddy bear.

“Ran, It‘s hide and seek, You‘re it!”

I’ve got a bad feeling about this… I feel nervous…

“Ren, let‘s go! Ran is already counting!” Rin shouted at me.

“Wait up, Rin!!” I shouted back as I followed her deeper into the forest.

We walked deeper into the forest, Rin was getting a little nervous, I know it. But, knowing her, and the fact that she loves exploring and forests, her happiness will topple her nervousness. Then I saw a smirk crawl on her face. Oh man, Rin never, ever, smirks, and when she does, something unexpected happens…

“Ren, let‘s split up!” She told me.

“Oh no, Rin! I‘m not leaving you alone in th--” Rin just ran off. Crud. I could barely see her as she entered deeper into the forest.

“Ran!! I need back-up!! Rin ran off deeper!!” I called for our elder sister. I hope she hears. Until then, I’ll find Rin. As I went deeper, I found out why Rin was so fond of Forests, adventures… I begin to wonder why people destroy such a majestic place like these. This forest is beautiful. I shook in awe. It’s like it was chained with… Magic.

“Magic…?” I whispered to myself. I remember Rin saying something about magic and forests when we were young. It also reminds me about that weirdo fortune-teller’s fortune. Oh boy, there it goes again. It’s the I’m-Disturbed-But-I-say-no-cause-it’s-bogus feeling. That’s when I heard a piercing scream. It sounded like--

“Rin!!” I ran through the bushes and tall grasses. I saw Rin, on the edge of a large hole. What the fudge? Something was binding Rin that looked like … Tree roots?

“Ren! Please help me!!” Rin cried.

I wasted no time in thinking how to help my sister. I rushed over to her but, something hit me. Before I knew it, I was also trussed by those big roots. I noticed blood was dripping on Rin’s arm, she winced.

“Rin! Are you alright?” I asked.

“Before you think of me, think of yourself, Ren! Your head is bleeding!” She shouted.

I felt the blood that was streaming down part of my face. The roots squeezed harder. Then Ran came.

“Rin! Ren! Hold on!” She shouted.

Then the roots positioned us to the center of the hole. They also grabbed Ran, who was now struggling. The roots released their grip on us. I started to fall. It almost feel like I was floating on a river. Water rushed on my face but, that ended quickly. I was falling, for what I was feeling, for eternity. That’s when I hit the ground. Face-plant. I had something on my mouth, and spitted it out.

“Sand? W-what? Where the heck am I? I can see this is a desert… But how did I get here?” I instantly searched for my siblings. Seeing that there isn’t a possibility that they’d be here I stopped searching. I noticed something was clinging on my back.

“Cool! A sword! Wait… where did I get a sword?” I recalled what the granny told me. “My life will change in an instance… I won‘t see my sisters for a while… I will look for them…” I murmured as I walked away. I looked for a town or something maybe I can get some information about this place and seek Rin and Ran immediately...

Submitted: May 01, 2009

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wow thats coooooooooool...wondering where is ren
please update soon and inform me :)

Fri, May 1st, 2009 5:06am


Thanks Prerna!I'll update as soon as i can!:D

Thu, April 30th, 2009 11:08pm


What a twist! Those terrible, monstrous tree roots...*wide eyed* What's going to happen? Keep me updated please!

Fri, May 1st, 2009 9:31am


What ever's going to happen, You'll have to read the next chapter!! I'll update you as soon as I post the next chapter!

Fri, May 1st, 2009 3:14am


LOL... Ren's so carefree... haha! Tree Roots... Big... Scary... TREE ROOTS!! update plz!! :D

Sat, May 2nd, 2009 11:44am


Thanks!!! I'll update soon!!;D

Sat, May 2nd, 2009 5:25am

Rachel Ferrett

Your grammar and punctuation is good, and it seems well set out, but I confused with the names being so similar and non gender specific. If you gave me the three names right now I wouldn't be able to tell you who is who. That kinda ruined it for me. Keep working on it though, I'm sure it will turn out great for you and your fans.

Rachel xxx

Sat, May 9th, 2009 8:09am


Sorry about that... :D
The Eldest is Ran, she's in college. Second is Rin, She's also in college. Last is Ren, He's the only guy and he's still in high school.

Thanks, Rachel! ;]

Sat, May 9th, 2009 7:56am


This was good. I liked it.

Mon, May 11th, 2009 1:13am


Thabks. :]

Sun, May 10th, 2009 11:06pm

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