Chapter 1: Future Disbelief- Chapter 1

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

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ALY

The sun broke out from over the tip of the mountains in the distance, sending sparks of golden dust spiralling all over the desert region. I squinted against the shining light, swinging my legs against the brick wall. The darkness left, and everything was bright once more.

I haven't really moved from this spot since late last night. I had wanted to keep awake, to fight away the demons of the dark to watch the sunrise. And it was finally here, at last. I've seen the same sunrise hundreds of time, but its beauty never failed me. I smiled to myself, finally at peace.

My plain, ordinary clothes were ragged and torn with dust and the after-effects of tripping over too many times, but I didn't care. I really didn't. It was just me, the sunrise and the gentle heat of the morning. I forgot about Them- Them and The Seigneur. They seemed like a dream. I was all but lost to my hard life, which was a blessing. The wall on which I was sitting had almost frozen my butt off, but I didn't care. I just didn't, not anymore.

"Aly? Aly! Get here, NOW. Do you want to get yourself killed?!"

I sighed as soon as I heard my name call. My aunt's familiar voice screeched across the valley in a loud whisper. I heard the fury and surprise in her voice, the fear that I'd be shot at first sight. Ever since my mother and father... left, she's been more protective and demanding over me. She says its for my best, that she's got my best interests at heart, but honestly, I don't think I believe her. I think she just misses Waverly. I'm the spitting image of Waverly. Long, dark hair that falls in gentle waves, blue eyes and lightly tanned skin. We could've been twins, despite our completely different personalities.

I rolled my eyes and jumped off the wall. As soon as the balls of my feet hit the dusty, warm floor of the desert, my legs wobbled and my knees threatened to give way. Maybe it would've been good for me to have moved about in the night, since now I've lost all feeling in my legs.

I stumbled precariously over to my aunt, who was hissing through her teeth and jumping every time I nearly fell and made a noise in surprise.

"Aly!" She gritted her teeth, I could hear them grinding from over here, "Would you hurry up?"

I reached her by the stable door, her grey straggly hair pulled back tightly into a bun. What looked strangely like blood stains were matted to her apron. Her brown eyes glared into my blue ones.

"I was just waiting to see the sunrise, that's all. Last time I checked, staying out to watch the sun come up wasn't exactly a death threat."

She tutted contemtously, her lips pursed like she's just sucked on a sour lemon.

"You're just like your mother, you are. Not a sense of logic in your brain. Just away with the fairies, all the time."

I drew in a large breath of air, my heart beating like thunder. How dare she bring up my mother in that tone of voice?! Her sister, dead, and she doesn't even have the courtesy to speak nicely about her.

My aunt saw my anger, and raised her chin slightly.

"I'm just looking out for you, Aly. I want the best for-"

"That's what you always say, when I bet you hardly even know two things about me!"

I felt my anger rising, and it took all my strength and determination to push it back down again. My aunt stared at me for a long, cold minute, her eyes showing no emotion. My aunt's a woman of the world, or should I say, the Instanebula. My home, unfortunately. Finally, she opened her mouth and said a few simple words to me.

"Get inside, before you draw attention to yourself."

*

The rest of my day was spent cleaning out the cells in the Home Ship, the cold metal walls pressing in on me, the draughts never relenting.

Maybe I should explain a little more about where I come from.

My name is Aly Hunter, I'm fifteen years old. I was born into The Instanebula, one of many in the New Regions. Years ago, the world was normal. Things were different. Tales of cars and skyscrapers and the Internet were stories that filled my dreary, blank childhood, things my mother used to whisper to me before I fell asleep when I was much smaller. The Earth is much different now. Countries are now Regions, with twenty Instanebulas located in each one.

Instanebulas are the living places for the people who aren't rich, famous or intelligent enough. We're all tossed aside like trash; our lives worthless. My grandmother and grandfather were carpenters on our Home Ship, which is where I live with my aunt now. My aunt is the only family I have left.

I guess the only good thing in my life is Damian. He's always there, we've been close since we were little. My first memory of us was when we met for the first time, and I decided I hated him with a passion because he took my colouring crayon from my table. I was young at the time, but we grew and matured, and I soon fell for his charms. We've been like brother and sister ever since, but the only thing that's bad about that, is the fact I'm in love with Damian. There's no other way to say it. My heart jumps and pounds every time I see him, my blood rushes hot when he touches me, evenlooksat me. But he's my best friend, and that's all he knows.

My world is beautiful, though. Planets and stars collided above us, so every few months or so, they'll be a Space Fall. And my God, are these things breathtaking. Dead stars, still glittering with every colour on the spectrum, fall like dust to the floor, rocks hotter than anything you can imagine settling here and there. The sky turns a golden pink, starships watching us from above.

It hasn't always been like this, though.

Not since The Seigneur took over.

He destroyed everything.


Submitted: April 07, 2012

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Andrew Thomas

Wow! This is not just writing, it's a piece of art! The descriptions are elaborate which really painted a great picture in my mind, especially the beginning. You have such a talent and I mean that in true honesty!! Writing like this deserves a lot of attention. I'm new on Booksie and I've been trying to get some feedback. It would be a great help if you could give some critiques on my work in progress, "The Depths"! Thanks a ton! Again, great work, keep it up!
I give your first chapter a 11/10 (:
-Andrew

Sun, April 8th, 2012 12:33am

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Aw, I feel honoured! Thank you so much, you've made my day! And sure, I'll check out some of your work! :-)

Sun, April 8th, 2012 1:16am

Amzor89

wow.....by far a master piece. Your so talented *sigh* hehe. Well done my friend xx

Tue, April 10th, 2012 7:13am

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Aw, really?! You're too kind! Thankyou! :) x x

Tue, April 10th, 2012 3:56am

SmileValentine

to be honest, im not a fan of romance genre.. just responding from your reading request..
anyways, good so far! :)

Tue, April 10th, 2012 8:43am

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Oh, I'm sorry! :/ But thanks anyway! :) x.

Tue, April 10th, 2012 3:54am

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