Drowning in Disaster

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

When a monster threatens to swallow the world's oil capitol, two teens are chosen to retrieve the gemstones to unleash the ultimate weapon. Inspired by magical girl animes.

Chapter 1 (v.1) - Drowning in Disaster

Submitted: September 27, 2010

Reads: 132

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Chapter 1:
A New Strife
 
It was gone. Everything I had ever known was behind me, slowly getting further and further away, never to be seen again. We were moving.
We used to live in New York City, but my parents became tired of what they called the “evilness” of the city. To get away from it all, my mom came up with this “brilliant” idea of moving to the oil capitol of the world between California and Hawaii: Petroleo Island. My mom heard it was very peaceful and had a very low crime rate while my dad was interested fact that summer was basically year-round.
“Don’t pout Kaysar,” my mom said suddenly, snapping me out of my trance. “You’re going to make lots of new friends.” Great, my mom was using every cliché in the book in an attempt to cheer me up. It wasn’t working.
We finally arrived on the island which looked to me like a ghost town; the place was deserted! “Well, there goes my hope of finding any friends,” I remarked to my mom.
“Don’t be so pessimistic, it’s Sunday!” my dad retorted.
“Or maybe they’re all at the beach,” my mom theorized. “It is summer after all.” Yes and quite a hot one at that. As soon as we got to our house, I wanted to head straight for the beach. First we had to unpack, which was bound to make me even hotter.
Fortunately, I went through the process without breaking too much of a sweat and pretty soon we were in our swimsuits and headed for the beach. When we got there, we discovered that my mom’s notion was correct: It appeared that the entire island was on the beach and were swimming. I quickly made a break for the ocean, boogie board in hand, and I was ready to ride the waves. As I did, I failed miserably and found myself lying on the sand.
“You okay?” a girl’s voice asked as I saw a hand in my face I looked up to see a girl who looked about my age with long dark hair and skin that suggested that she had been out in the sun a LOT. “I’m Marlena Rodriguez,” she said with a very happy smile on her face.
“Kaysar Powalski,” I said.
“Powalski? Are you the family that just moved in next door to me? Yay! That means we’re neighbors!” She sang in a very giddy voice. We spent the rest of the day talking. She shared a lot of the same interests as me and pretty soon, it was nightfall.
“Kaysar, it’s time to go home!” my mom shouted.
“Well I guess it’s time for us to go,” Marlena said, displaying the first hint of sadness I had seen in her, but that vanished quickly. “We’ll see each other tomorrow, I’m sure!” she said, before running away like a maniac who drank a gallon of coffee. I knew at that point that my mom was right: I did make a new friend on this island.


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