Breach

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18 creatures, and only 1 can survive. Escape isn't an option. Not until now.

Josh and Mallory are two humans in a strange world named Cambria, where they are thrown in a brutal tournament, filled with challenges that could easily kill them. They know they can't survive--so escape is the only option if they ever want to go home again.


***NOTE***
This is the very first draft of Breach, and it is very, very raw. It's definitely all over the place. Things don't make sense and need to be removed and some things have no purpose, but the general story is there. I'll fix the plot holes eventually :) This is my first completed novel :D
P.S. There IS some cursing in here, so be careful if you're sensitive to cussing. Enjoy :)

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Breach

Submitted: June 29, 2011

18 creatures, and only 1 can survive. Escape isn't an option. Not until now.

Josh and Mallory are two humans in a strange world named Cambria, where they are thrown in a brutal tournament, filled with challenges that could easily kill them. They know they can't survive--so escape is the only option if they ever want to go home again.


***NOTE***
This is the very first draft of Breach, and it is very, very raw. It's definitely all over the place. Things don't make sense and need to be removed and some things have no purpose, but the general story is there. I'll fix the plot holes eventually :) This is my first completed novel :D
P.S. There IS some cursing in here, so be careful if you're sensitive to cussing. Enjoy :) Read Chapter

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Mallory *The chapters change POV between Mallory and Josh, so the name at the top indicates the POV it's being told in. The sun s... Read Chapter

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Josh She collapsed on the path, pressing her face to her knees and lacing her fingers behind her head. A useless action. If something... Read Chapter

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Mallory “It’s her,” I repeated. I couldn't believe she was standing right in front of me. And I couldn't believe he kne... Read Chapter

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Josh Mallory's face was priceless when I introduced her to Ginger, a young siren named after the color of her hair. The second Ginger... Read Chapter

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Mallory Josh prattled on about the different routes we could take and all the creatures that should be avoided on each. I tried to li... Read Chapter

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Mallory Fallorn wasn't anything like Castince. The one-floor, one-room shacks were now two-story wooden structures three times the si... Read Chapter

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Josh Katelyn handed me a map, listing out all the locations we should and shouldn't avoid. Mallory was standing quietly in the corner... Read Chapter

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Mallory Josh led me back to Katelyn's house to wait until dusk. I held my tongue, biting back all the things I wanted to scream about... Read Chapter

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Josh I already had my plan by the time I was sitting next to Mallory in the waiting room. We only had three options. One: Stay in... Read Chapter

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Part Two Josh I don't know how much time passed before the door opened again. No one was looking at each other; I couldn't even l... Read Chapter

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Mallory Someone was shaking my shoulder. “Mallory, wake up.” I groaned, swatting the hand away, trying to get back to sle... Read Chapter

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Mallory I swatted the branches out of my way, jumping over the roots sticking out of the ground. I was aware of everything, knowing t... Read Chapter

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Josh “She went that way,” Kirstie said, pointing a delicate purple finger towards Fallorn. “You mean she's out of the fores... Read Chapter

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Mallory Josh told me I had to wait to figure out what he wanted to talk about. I sat at the table in Katelyn's house, crossing my arm... Read Chapter

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Josh Whatever reaction I'd expected from Mallory, I didn't get it. She didn't accuse us of lying, or joking around, or anything e... Read Chapter

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Mallory I sat with my knees tucked up to my chin and my arms crossed over my legs. I have to say that the room seemed a bit smaller, ... Read Chapter

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Josh The siren rang out and I bolted into my entrance, ignoring the bystanders' cheering as the second challenge began. Right now my ... Read Chapter

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Mallory “What do you mean, they didn't bite you enough to die?” I cried. Too late. Josh didn't hear me. He dissolved into a f... Read Chapter

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Josh “Something, actually,” I clarified. “We need to move. Now.” Mallory looked like she wanted to argue but realized tha... Read Chapter

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Mallory They wouldn't let me see Josh. They'd taken him away—the sparkling people. They hadn't even told me what was happening,... Read Chapter

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Josh I woke with a jolt and tried to sit up only to be pushed back down again. There was a woman standing over me, peering into my ey... Read Chapter

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Mallory My head hurt. It was dark in the room. I didn't quite remember what happened earlier, only that I got hit. That would exp... Read Chapter

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Josh It took her a second to process what I said. “Seriously?” I gave her a look. “June eighteenth, nineteen ninety-five. I... Read Chapter

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Mallory Katelyn gave me a weary look. “What did he do now?” I stared out the window and swatted her hand away when she tried ... Read Chapter

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Mallory I lay awake that night, not being able to sleep. I kept fiddling with the note, lifting the first fold and then closing it ag... Read Chapter

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Josh We almost made it inside before Katelyn found us. “Where have you been?!” she half-shrieked, storming towards us. I quic... Read Chapter

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Mallory After I told her about the time change, Katelyn started bouncing ideas off of us like crazy. More than once I had to ask what... Read Chapter

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Josh I pushed Rosalyn away as hard as I could, but it wasn't enough. She hauled me along behind her while she ran from the beach, lea... Read Chapter

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Mallory I swatted branched out of my way, cursing loudly when they swung back and hit me in the face. Limping slightly from when ... Read Chapter

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Josh “Nice cave you’ve got there.” Penelope didn’t answer right away, or even acknowledge I was there. She knew I wasn’... Read Chapter

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Mallory I stifled a scream when I saw the faces in the water. The werewolf had led me to a clearing, a huge area completely void ... Read Chapter

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Josh Get away! The naiads were beginning to latch onto me, but they were hesitant. Already they were losing interest in Mallory... Read Chapter

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A/N: There are a lot of POV changes in the next few chapters so for the sake of saving a few unnecessary chapters on Booksie I'm just goi... Read Chapter

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Josh The white flower bloomed in her hands, the moonlight throwing crystals off the water droplets on the petals. She looked up at me... Read Chapter

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Josh Everything came back so slowly I hardly even noticed. But I figured it out when the darkness finally lightened. There were o... Read Chapter

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Mallory Josh and I were at the front of the group going down the tunnel until we were long past the island. The dwarf Gallagher led a... Read Chapter

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Josh The silence lasted about fifteen minutes. Mallory started humming then, a song I didn’t recognize. I ignored it for a whil... Read Chapter

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Part Three Josh Ceruleans. You could tell from the green. Nobody else wore green. Ever. They pushed us back, advanci... Read Chapter

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Mallory Josh was silent the rest of the way. I knew why. I saw what he did. The look of misery on his face was almost enough ... Read Chapter

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Josh Mallory curled up next to me on the floor, her head buried in my shoulder. “You did fine,” I whispered. I knew her well ... Read Chapter

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Mallory Ginger sat down next to me after Josh left with Chastity and put an arm around me. I stared at the closed door in a... Read Chapter

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Josh It was so silent in the colony that you could hear a pin drop. Mallory stood calmly by my side, not at all moved by Chastity... Read Chapter

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Josh She stopped crying, but we didn’t go back. I figured that Chastity merely quieted the crowd and continued on informin... Read Chapter

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Mallory Gallagher told us all to go back into the jailhouse. Everybody grumbled a little bit, but they all obeyed him. Josh set ... Read Chapter

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Josh Harry was leaning in the doorway, arms crossed, waiting for me to do something. I didn’t move until Mallory was snor... Read Chapter

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Mallory I glared after Harry as he walked away, all the more enraged at the way Josh stood rooted to the spot after he whispered... Read Chapter

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Josh Mallory hesitated when we walked through Ribaux’s  camouflage, but I grabbed her hand and dragged her along with me.... Read Chapter

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Mallory Chastity started talking, and she was loud enough this time for me to hear from where I was standing. “There’s been a... Read Chapter

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Josh None of us had time to register the jagged hole in the wall before Ben was grabbing Mallory. He gave her a fierce hug and then p... Read Chapter

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Mallory We were falling, falling though a void as dark as night. I couldn’t see anything, I couldn’t hear anything, I couldn’t ... Read Chapter

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Epilogue Josh I sat on the edge of my hospital bed, pulling on my shoes. Harry was standing next to me, messing around with ... Read Chapter