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Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Nov 29 2010, 7:14pm

I'd like to thank iZaln for editing the Prologue and Chapter 1 of my story!
I'm not going to bother saying don't post here because I know people will post anyway
I hope you enjoy the story!
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Prologue:
The water was murky today, as it had been for the past week. My eyes dart from side to side. There finally! A fish. Quickening my pace and tail going faster, I open my mouth....yes! Eww! 
I slow down. The fish have tasted odd lately... I swim toward the sea floor. Suddenly I see something large in the distance, and swim closer to it. 

Closer.....

I stop in fright. I try to swim away but this thing sucks me toward it. I feel my tail getting heavier and slowing down... Breathing harder....

-Blackout-

Chapter 1: An Introduction
"Have a good day Evaline!" my mother told me as I stuffed my feet into my shoes. 

Grabbed the envelope on the table and ran out the door. I raced through the streets of my village Enimote. There are about 200 people living here, but it consists of mainly elders and young children. 

I am one of the few teenagers in my village. At 16 years of age, I take care of my younger siblings, cook, clean, and work, but today was different. I was off to The Academy. 

The Academy is for special people. People like me. People with special powers. I am Telepathic. 

It's hard to explain... I can determine and read any creature's thoughts, even humans. I can also talk to other telepathic people without speaking. I don't have much experience, but I've practiced alone with animals. Only one other person in my village is like me, and she's my best friend, Diane. She is a Hynoptist. It's pretty cool, I admit. She already went to The Academy yesterday, and now it's my turn. 

I take a right and to find that I'm in front of The Academy. Painted blue and red bricks, it stands out in my village. Most of the buildings are run down and worn, but The Academy was built here by the government two years ago.

Usually it costs 2000 pieces to attend, but it was cut down to 10 pieces for some unknown reason. I stole a few seconds for a deep breath. Finally, I ascended the stone steps to enter the Academy building...
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Re: Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Nov 29 2010, 7:17pm

Chapter Two: The Academy

"Wow...."  I felt blown away by the interior of The Academy. Technology everywhere! Hi-tech computers, floating TV's, laser security, etc.
Enimote wasn't up to date with the technology, we were centuries behind! 

I walked up to the desk. It was rectangular, made of solid metal and glass. 
"Uhhh...Hello?" 
Suddenly, a screen appeared out of thin air and flickered to life.
I stumbled backwards, tripped and ended up on my butt. 
Fortunately, the lady on the screen had her back turned. 
"Great way to start off the day Evaline..." I muttered to myself. 
The lady turned around. She had short red curly hair. 
"Oh! Hello there! How can I help you?" the lady asked 
"Um...I...got this letter..." I wasn't sure how to explain. It felt weird speaking to a screen. 
A spark of recognition appeared in the lady's eye.
"Ah yes, Evaline Taylor Werdt? 9 AM appointment. Telepathy?" 
"Ye...yes."
"Certificate?"
"Um no"
"Follow the corridor, turn right, second door to the left. The Professor will be with you shortly....and...this..." The lady held up a silver key card. 
"This is your identification from now on, it will give you access to
the places you are entitled to enter. Thank-you for coming!"
The screen turned off,it shrank then disappeared into thin air. 

I blinked. Had this all been real?
*buzz*
I looked around. 
"What in the world???....."
A device that looked like a coffee maker was buzzing. A slim laser beam shot down from where usually the coffee would come out. 
A silver key card appeared.
The buzzing stopped and everything was quiet again.

I took the key card, it was as thin as a sheet of paper.
"Hell! It's lighter than a feather!" 
My name, ability, birthdate, birthplace, parents, odd series of numbers, a small fingerprint picture and a funny pattern of dots were on the card. 
I slipped it in my pocket. 
"Well, I guess I'd better get moving..." I said to myself.

I walked down the corridor. The walls were painted white, illuminated by fluorescent lights.
Each door was metal.
Visually, it felt cold.

I reached my designated door. 
Pulled it open and stepped inside.
I blinked. Dimly lighted, modern design. Sleek. 
The walls were a cream brown, white couches, Two cages coves by cloth, a small table and a vase of lilies.....
No one was inside except me.
"This is so weird..." I spoke to myself.
Suddenly the door pulled open and a man with light brown hair walked in. 
Around 22 years old I guessed.
"Hello, you must be Evaline. I'm Professor Retnos. Please sit."
He waved a hand towards the couches. 

I sat down. He took a seat across from me. 
"We will run through 4 telepathy tests. Two on me, the other two on animals. If you pass all 4, I will give you a certificate and timetable for your education at The Academy. Shall we start?" He asked
I nodded. 
"We will start with you reading my mind. Tell me what I am thinking." 

I breathed out slowly, then closed my eyes and concentrated on the professor. It wasn't very hard because there were only two living people in the room. 
When I use telepathy it's hard to explain what I see. I only see darkness for a few seconds but once I concentrate I see any living creatures in the room with my eyes closed but in a certain colour depending on their mood. Red for angry, Green for happy, Yellow for bored, Purple for sad and so on. 

I see Professor Retnos in brown. This means he is calm. I focused
all my attention and energy on him. Soon, what he is thinking flows through my mind in words.
"I wonder what I'll be having for dinner tonight...."
I giggled. I broke my concentration. I opened my eyes to see the Professor looking amused. 
"What was I thinking?" He asked
"You thought: What am I having for dinner tonight..." I replied 
"Hmmm well...it wasn't exactly what I was thinking. You picked up my subconscious thoughts instead, how odd. Most beginners can only pick up conscious thoughts." 
"Oh..."
The Professor looked at me thoughtfully. 
"Now let's try sensing the image I have in my mind."
I nodded and concentrated. Instead of words I got a picture of a elephant.
"An elephant" I told him
"Very good." he replied
We went through the rest of the tests quickly. I got them all right. 

"I am proud to say that you are now an Academy telepathy student." Professor Retnos said
"Thankyou!" I was so happy. I was finally a student!
He handed me a certificate made of paper and a small device. I think it's called an iPhone. 
"Now this is just the hard copy of your certificate, the digital copy is in this iPhone as well as a copy of your ID, Academy student number and your timetable. All telepathy classes start at 5AM every day and go until 12 noon. You may leave now" 
"Thankyou professor." I said
He laughed. "You earned it."


 
 
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Re: Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Nov 30 2010, 3:54pm

Chapter 3: Illuminate

I ran up to my house where my Dad was farming.
"Daddy! I got my certificate!! I'm an Academy student!!!" I yelled
My Dad looked up.
"Good heavens Evaline! Congratulations! I knew you'd get in." 
Dad gave me a big bear hug.
I detached myself from him and ran into the house.
"Mom!!! I got in!" 
My mom was sitting at the kitchen table reading to my little sisters, Kate and Stephanie. Kate is 10 and Stephanie is 8.
"You got in??!!" Kate asked
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I WANT YOU TO STAY!!!" Stephanie wailed
"Hush Stephanie! You all knew Evaline would be accepted." Mom told them
"How did you know?" I asked
"How could you not? Even I have a little bit of Telepathy. It runs through the family, but only few of us have strong telepathy. I'm very happy for you Evaline." Mom said with a smile.
I gave mom a hug.
That's when my sisters jumped up and started asking questions like: Will you be gone for days? What does your certificate look like? Can I see it? And so on...
We sat around the table and I told them everything.

Two hours later
I'm calling Diane to tell her about my day. 
As I wait for her to pick up I look around my room.
The walls are light pink. My bed and furniture are plain brown. 
My desk is on the other side of my room, across from my bed. 
I don't have much aside from a Teddy Bear, a stack of paper, several pens, pictures, a few books and a bracelet made of pure sterling silver and green gemstones. The bracelet had been passed down through my family for generations. 
I'll admit that my family is rather poor, we're sitting just above the poverty line. 
Diane's family is better off. Her dad is a politician and her mom a well known artist. 
My dad is just a farmer, my mom can't work on the farm because of weak lungs. Fortunately, my older brother visits every week to help out. He got married last fall and moved to the city Terra.

"Hello?" Diane's voice went into my ear
"Hi Diane! It's Evaline."
"Hey! So what happened today? Did you get in?"
"Yup, I got in."
"Yes! Now we can go together!"
"Yeah. It was so creepy though... All that technology and speaking to people through screens..."
"Not really. I heard that the big cities have lots of tech."
"That's what my brother says."
"How's he doing?"
"Good, his wife's expecting soon."
"Cool! That means you'll be an Aunt!"
"I guess. Hey Diane, did you hear all those rumors going around about people disappearing near the coast of Illuminate? Like after they go in the water they never come back up?"
"Yeah, not true if you ask me. Illuminate is the capital and coastguards are all over. It's probably just a rumor that someone started to get attention."
"Maybe...but it sure seems real..."
"Don't stress over it, I gotta go. See you tomorrow at the Academy!"
"Bye!"
I turned my phone off.
It was almost 9PM. 
"Lights out everyone!" my dad yelled from downstairs.
I hurriedly turned off my light.
I decided to actually sleep, I had to get up early tomorrow.
I closed my eyes and dreamt of the capital Illuminate.


Next Day
I sat in my classroom. Professor Retnos was explaining how to get subconscious and conscious thoughts. Then learning to distinguish them. 
My mind was exhausted. I kept drifting off. 
All day I had been learning techniques, concentration, colors, talking to others and thought shapes.
Talking using telepathy was hard for me, I had no experience.
At first I couldn't send anything. Now I could send short words.

"Evaline? Are you listening?"
I jerked back into reality.
"Sorry professor..." I mumbled
He sighed. "I know this is tiring Evaline but with more practice it'll become easier, faster and stronger. For now you just need to memorize everything."
"Ok."
The clock hit noon.
"You are dismissed. Please try to concentrate better tomorrow. Have a good afternoon."
"You too."
I left the room as fast as I could. 
I could've slumped onto the floor in two seconds but I promised Diane I'd meet her after class.

When we met up, Diane looked exhausted too. She told me about the hypnosis techniques she was learning and told her about thought shapes.
We didn't talk long, both of us needed sleep. So after 10 minutes we went home. 
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Re: Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Dec 1 2010, 8:26pm

Chapter 4: On the Road

1 month later

I sat in a chair at Diane's home. My eyes were closed. 
Her mother was cutting my hair into the latest fashion. I was the only one getting their hair cut because Diane's hair was already cut short. Her hair was a pixie cut and blonde. It suited her eyes which were green and sharp looking.
We had received news from The Acdemy that we needed to be dressed nicely tomorrow. 
No explaination. 
I was getting used to it though, it had already been a month. 
My powers were much stronger now but I couldn't send thought shapes. If I tried they always looked like monkeys...

"Are you done yet?" I asked Diane's mom Trisha impatiently 
"Don't worry honey, just sit back and relax." Trisha responded
I cringed at the sound of the scissors snipping. I hated getting my hair cut. I disliked change and how long it took just to cut hair. I'm not a patient person.

"And...we are...Done!" Trisha told me
I heard Diane giggle beside me.
"What is it??!? Do I look weird?" 
"See for yourself honey." 
I opened my eyes.
My face looked back at me in the mirror. My eyes got round...
I looked so different. Usually, my hair was waist length, light brown and cut straight. No style.
Now, 3 inches shorter, it was  layered in a V shape down my back, my bangs were cut and flipped and MY HAIR WAS DYED.
Trisha must have seen the panic in my eyes.
 "Don't worry, the colour will wash off in a month or so and your hair will grow out eventually if you don't like the layers..." She said quickly 
My eyes bugged out.
"A month???...." I squeaked 
Diane was laughing now.
"Oh be quiet!" I snapped at her
"Thanks Trisha" 
Then I left Diane's house.

When I got home I looked in the mirror again.
I have to admit, it wasn't THAT bad....I don't know why Diane laughed...maybe it was because it was so different. Most people in my village had only one colour in their hair but I had two...
It was black with red highlights.


Next morning
I put on a blouse, nice blue bootcut jeans and black flats.
My hair into a pony tail. I ate quickly then left for The Academy. 
When I arrived Professor Retnos raised an eyebrow at my hair but gave me a nod of approval.
Diane was next to her Professor. Professor Teyli.  Diane wore a blouse, black skirt and heels. 
She grinned at me. 
"I wonder what it's all about." Diane whispered to me. 
"I don't know either...I wonder what we're waiting for." I responded
We didn't wait long.
A TV screen appeared just like it had on my first day at The Academy.

This time, it was a man in an expensive looking suit and I didn't trip and fall. 
"Good morning. Professors Retnos and Teyli. Miss Werdt and Miss Laylor." He didn't introduce himself. 
"I am calling all teenagers with abilities to Illuminate. You will be traveling by horse due to the fact that you do not have cars or teleports at your village. It should take 5 days to reach Illuminate. You may only travel with each others company, Miss  Werdt and Miss Laylor. Unless other companions have an Academy certificate you many not travel with them. Once you arrive at Illuminate you may leave your horses at the gate pens. Then travel to the Main tower, City Hall, department of natural disasters, Floor 8 by taxi. You must show your ID and certificate at floor 8 to the front desk. More details will given to you once you reach floor 8. You will be given horses, equipment for the horses, food, water, tents, weapons, maps and 1000 pieces each to cover any other costs. Please bring your own sanitary items, clothes, cups, etc. Yourself. Professors you will stay at The Academy. Please prepare. You have 3 weeks at latest to reach Illuminate. Thankyou."
The screen flicked off and disappeared. 

I looked at Diane with wide eyes, her expression mirrored my own.
I couldn't believe we were leaving Enimote!
Diane turned to Professor Tayli.
"Is this another training session?" she asked
The Professor shook her head. 
"You will be traveling to Illuminate. We'll give you your supplies now. You will head out tomorrow morning. Make sure you pack your clothes, toothbrushes and hair brushes we will not be providing that." 
With that she walked down the hall and motioned for us to follow. 
Are we really going to Illuminate? I asked Professor Retnos using Telepathy.
Yes, be careful there are many thief's, bandits and rouges on the road. Especially, since you're traveling by horse. He responded
I gulped. This was going to be one rocky adventure.


Next morning, I met Diane at the edge of the village near the road. I had put on black riding pants, blue t-shirt, light jacket, sweater, riding boots and helmet.
Our horses and saddle bags were already there, As well as our professors.
I slung my backpack off and leaned it against a tree.
My bag contained food, water, clothes, maps, sanitary items, etc.
Our horses would carry our sleeping bags, tent and other provisions such as extra food.
The only thing we needed now were our weapons and pieces.

"Ready?" Diane asked
She was dressed similar to me.
"Yeah, a bit nervous though." I responded 
"Look on the bright side, we'll be together and we get to explore!"
"If we don't get lost first."
Diane hip bumped me.
Professor Retnos handed me and Diane two coin purses. 
"These are your 2000 pieces. Use it to cover any costs on your trip." He told us
"Thank you" Me and Diane said in unison 
"Now all you need are your weapons. You have two to choose from."
He held up two weapons.
one was a bow and arrow but more hi tech looking and the other one was a round circle with four buttons and a red glowing middle the size of a newborn baby's hand.
I decided to take the bow and arrow. I was also given something that went on my arm and right hand. It was like those gloves that went up the elbow but without the fingers. The professor said it would make sure I never missed and it would be a good compass.
Diane took the round circles.
They acted like smoke bombs, it could create a diversion if needed depending on the button pressed. She was also given a dagger.
Once we were given the weapons it was time to go.
I slung my pack on and mounted my horse. Diane did the same.
"Follow the path and it should bring you to Werdwood Town. There you take the right path and follow it all the way to Illuminate. If you get lost look for a river. All water flows towards Illuminate. Goodluck!" Professor Tayli told us
We nodded and we set off down the path farther away from Enimote.
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Re: Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Dec 4 2010, 7:24pm

Chapter 5: Exploring Part 1

We have been traveling for an hour now. We passed forests, valleys, flowers and animals. It was gorgeous. 
Fortunately for us, the path didn't go into the forests. 

My quiver of arrows were in the saddle bag. I was hoping to reach Werdwood town before dark so I wouldn't need to use these arrows.
The bow was very amazing. It wasn't your typical wood bow. A bendable metal made this bow.

I fingered the metal on my arm.
Diane noticed "You know what's it's called right?" She asked
"What's called what?" I asked confused
"The metal on your arm that looks like glove going up to the elbow without the fingers."
"Well no..."
"It's called a gpsard. Stands for GPS ARrows Defensive."
She pronounced the gp like 'jip'.
"GPS Arrows?" I asked quizzically 
"Those arrows are special, it's connected to the gpsard. The arrow lodges a tracking device inside the wound of the person you hit, even if the arrow is pulled out the device is still in the flesh. It's tiny and hard to see. If they don't take the tracking device out of their body then the gpsard GPS panel can locate them." 
She pointed to a little panel on the gpsard at my wrist.
"That turns on when a tracking device is lodged into someone. It will always stay on until the tracking device is removed."
"So what's the defensive part?" I asked
"It doesn't do much defensively...gpsards are more offensive than defensive. You have to get the Exardite. That's a true defense mechanism,
But a gpsard can alert you when any objects, rocks, arrows anything really, is aimed towards you."
"So how do you know all this? I don't think you've been outside of Enimote."
Diane looked embarrassed.
"I Uh took weaponry class medieval/modern...all the other classes were full and I needed that last credit..."
I laughed anyway.
Diane just gave me a shove.
"Hey!" I said
I managed to keep on my saddle.
"Hey there's a town over there!" Diane pointed to a small speck of buildings in the distance.
"I bet it's Werdwood Town, Race you!" I told Diane
Diane grinned and spurred her horse.
I smiled to myself as I spurred my horse. Diane might be a tomboy but I had more experience riding. 

My horse raced past Diane's. I waved as I passed her.
She raised an eyebrow and encouraged her horse to go faster.
I laughed and felt as free as a bird.
I reached Werdwood town before Diane.
One look around and my laughter died.
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Re: Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Dec 4 2010, 8:45pm

Chapter 5: Exploring Part 2
I stared into the emptiness.
I couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing.
"Hey, why are you..." Diane cut off once she saw the town.
I felt torn. Werdwood was where my grandfather lived.
Werdwood was torn to pieces. 
Some of the houses were brunt.
Other had broken glass, smashed frames, missing doors...
The place looked like it had been looted and brunt.
"Your grandfather....he lived here right?" Diane asked
I managed to nod.
"I'm sorry." Diane lay a consoling hand on my shoulder
I slid off my horse.
"It doesn't feel right." I declared
"What do you mean?" Diane asked
"It just doesn't look...fresh...like it just happened...This happened a long time ago, I haven't heard from my grandfather since I was six. That's ten years." I guessed aloud
Diane's eyes widened "You mean that this happened ten years ago?"
"Maybe...maybe more..."
I strode over to a building.
Peering inside I saw a bone here and there. Rotten flesh, but mostly decomposed. 
"But why? Why now one knows? If it's been ten years or more...why doesn't anyone know? It doesn't look like any officials or police or inspectors have been here at all." I asked the sky
"I think we should leave now Evaline, it's getting scary. It's like a ghost town. Literally. Like ghosts haunt this place. I want to get out of this area before sunset. The best we can do is notify the government when we get to another town or Illuminate." Diane said from her horse
"You're right...let me just say a prayer and we'll be off." I responded 
I said a quick Our Father and prayed to God that my grandfather was safe wherever he was.
I slid back on my horse. As I slid on I thought I saw a shadow. When I looked back no one was there. 
"Did you see something? A shadow?" I asked Diane 
Diane looked around "No, I didn't see anything."
I frowned. "I'm sure I saw something."
"Trick of light?" Diane guessed
I shrugged. It was probably a animal. I didn't bother checking the area using Telepathy. 
We prodded our horses into a brisk pace.

We didn't see any other towns or villages. I didn't expect to see any though. There wasn't anything for miles on the map.
We found a river and re-stocked on our water supplies. 
While our horses drank, we set camp up about 10 meters away from the river. Diane set up the tent, I used a filter to clean the water and started a fire.
We tied our horses to a nearby tree.
I baked a can of beans over the fire. 
"I wonder how long it'll be until we reach the next town." Diane said
"I hope we get there soon. We might want to start rationing our food. Water we don't need to worry about. River run all over the place near our path but the next town is kilometers away." I told her
"True, we really needed to use Werdwood to restock..." Diane responded
We grew quiet.
I couldn't get the town out of my head.
"Hey did you hear something?" Diane asked suddenly
I jumped "What?" 
"Never mind...I thought I heard something..."
I quickly checked the area using telepathy but nothing showed up in my concentration. No one visible or invisible. Telepathy can sense both invisible and visible creatures. 
"Anything?" Diane asked
I shook my head.
"Oh well,are the beans done?"
I took half the beans and Diane took the other half of the can. 
Afterward, we munched on pieces of hard bread.
I dimmed the fire with a bit of dirt.
"It's around 9PM. I'll take first watch. I'll wake you at 2AM. We'll start off again at 7AM." I said checking my watch
Diane nodded and disappeared into her tent.
I took out a small battery lamp, slid my quiver over my shoulder and strung my bow. 
After the first hour I started to get scared. The fire was out and my lamp didn't help much. It was so quiet. Later I got lonely then bored.

2AM came around with not much action. I woke Diane and slid into my sleeping bag.
I could hear Diane rummaging through her bag for her dagger and diversion bombs.
Then I drifted off to sleep.

I suddenly woke to shouts.
I grabbed my bow and hurried outside.
The lamp was out bit I could see Diane battling someone with her dagger. Diane wasn't winning. I had a feeling that this had just happened. Then Diane left arm got cut.
She switched to her right arm.
I knew she wouldn't last long. Diane was left handed.
I concentrated and saw that the person she battled was calm. Diane radiated fright.
I quietly string my bow and concentrating at the same time.
I could now multitask and concentrate with my eyes open.
I aimed and shot.
I saw the figure that once was calm become anxious.
I aimed again. Then stepped into his view.
I had hit his right leg.
I shot again. He was too slow.
He went down. 
Too easy I thought.

As I wrapped Diane's arm she apologized for not waking me.
"I didn't know what to do, he came so fast! Become I knew it he taking a shot at me with that knife!"
"It's ok, I'm sure I would have had the sane problem. I think we both need some sort of melee weapon. That's not a dagger..."
"Do you think it was that same person you saw at Werdwood?"
I thought and shook my head.
"The person I saw was more stealthy. If I had shot at him he would have dodged easily but it might have been the person you heard." 
"We should move on..."
"Yeah definitely, I don't think it would be wise to stay here any longer."

We gathered up our things and set of quickly with breakfast of flat bread.
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Re: Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Dec 7 2010, 2:32pm

Chapter 5: Exploring Part 3
As we traveled down the trail, Me and Diane didn't talk much. The attack had been a shock.
It was still dark. My watch read 5AM. 
Even though I had only gotten three hours of sleep, I wasn't fatigued. I had a hunch of who that man was. I didn't want to tell Diane though. 
I wasn't sure who this man was, I didn't know anyone who wanted to kill me or Diane. I wonder if Diane knew, she had been rather quiet. Usually, Diane was a blabbermouth even if bad situations, this was certainly the worst of them all but still...
I looked over at Diane. She me looking at her and gave me a shaky smile. 
I turned away and stared at the shadows cast off by my lamp hanging from my saddle bag. 
Suddenly, I thought I saw a shadow that looked...human...
My hand drifted to my bow.  
"Is something wrong Evaline?" Diane asked worriedly
"No but...." I cut myself off and concentrated. I looked around.
Something caught my eye.
I gasped.
"Diane! We have to go! Fast!!" I yelled
I couldn't keep calm...I just knew...
Diane looked at me with wide eyes but spurred her horse. 
Our horses were galloping now.
I strung my bow and had it at the ready. I used my legs to hand on to my horse. Diane drew her dagger.
I kept concentrating and turning around. 
Now I definitely saw something, and it was chasing us.

"What is it?" Diane asked me urgently
"A man I think...different from the other. It might be the one I saw earlier..." I answered
I unhooked my lamp and stuffed it into my saddle bag. Now we were racing in darkness with only a sliver of moonlight from the sky. 
"Stay in front of me." I told Diane
Our horses were black. Tired I thought.
The person behind me was magenta. Urgency.
Why? I wondered.
"Take to the trees!" I told Diane
Diane looked at me like I was crazy but did it anyway.
The horses slowed a bit when we hit the trees but we were still ahead. I heard the man curse when he saw us go into the trees. Hopefully he won't follow us or he'll lose us.
"Wishful thinking..." I muttered to myself when I heard horse hoofs behind me. 10 meters away?
I urged my horse faster.
We burst through the trees and into some valley. The man was right behind us.
I decided it was time to take him down.
I carefully turned around and aimed. 
In the arm I thought happily.Guess he wasn't expecting it.
His thoughts were now pain.
It was faded though. It meant he was trying to block it out. 
I saw him lift his undamaged arm , a light shot out of it. I was too shocked to react. It hit me in the chest and threw me off my horse. 
"Evaline!" Diane yelled
I felt blood rushing from my chest.
I started getting dizzy. The last thing I saw my Diane throwing a bomb at the man.
-Blackout-


I cracked my eyes open. Sunlight.
I was in a small room. Brightly painted walls. It was a simple room. 
I was on a makeshift bed. I slowly got up.
"Owww!" I yelped when sudden pain seared through my chest.
"Hey you're awake. Drink this." Diane said as she walked into the room.
"Thanks." I sipped the hot drink. It tasted like chocolate and mint. 
I noticed Diane's leg. It was in a cast.
"What happened to your leg? What happened to me?!" I asked her
"Oh it's nothing, Just a small fracture. The man who chased us caught up and took a swipe at me before the bomb activated. Made me fall the wrong way. Then the bomb went kaboom and I dragged you towards this village in the valley." she told me
"Did he die? What weapon did he use? I've never seen anything like it.." 
"I don't know if he died. He used a laser gun. Probably an AML, Aiming Machine Laser. It was attached to his wrist."
"So what is this place?" I asked
"Well...it's kinda hard to believe and I'm not sure if I believe it at all but...it turns out the people from Werdwood were hit by a plague. People who went there died so no one ever found out...people who survived...went to this valley..."
"WHAT?"
"Yeah...maybe I should get Risana to explain to you...I'll be back in a sec."
Diane quickly left the room. Leaving me to digest all the information that I had just received. 

It didn't make much sense...why would no one ever find out? There has to have been someone who found out! 
My head started to hurt from all the thinking. 
That's when Risana walked in.
She looked older than me, dressed plainly in a t-shirt and jeans. Her hair was auburn and freckles splashed across her face but the most stunning thing were her eyes. They were a dark blue. Jewel tones. 
The most common colours were greens, blues, grays and oranges. Most people with jewel tone eyes had powers like me and Diane. 
Of course, there were exceptions...but it were those who were exceptions that are most powerful. Diane had bright green and I had dark purple eyes. 
Dark purple was an unusual colour, even with people who had power. Some people think they have a great destiny but others believe that they will be dead by 21. I hoped I didn't end up dead by 21. 

"Hello, I'm Risana Dokido. Do you feel better?" Risana said
"Yes, Thankyou. I believe this is your home?" I asked
"Uh huh, it's simple but suits our needs."
"Uh...could you explain why this place isn't on a map? Me and Diane looked everywhere on maps but..."
"This wasn't on there?"
I nodded
"It's kinda long but I guess you guys will be here for awhile so I'll give you the long version." Risana said with a grin
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Re: Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Dec 12 2010, 6:53pm

Chapter 5: Exploring Part 4
Part 4 is not understandable if you have not read Chapter 5 Parts 2 & 3

Risana started telling her story. "About 11 years ago some travelers arrived at Werdwood town. I was 8 at the time. They were...different from other travelers. No backpacks, no horses. They also looked a bit different, sharper eyes, small noses, lips shaped like rose petals, faces perfect oval like a mirror. Perfect hair, perfect nails, perfect cloths, perfect everything. We should of realized it sooner that they might not have been human..."
Risana trailed off a little looking sad.
"They stayed at an inn but never came out except at night. They always went to the tavern. I heard they asked questions about our society. The capital Illuminate, Werdwood history, stuff like that. After the 3rd night we started getting suspicious. The owner tried to sneak into their rooms but couldn't. He said it was like an invisible force keeping him out. Shortly after, he caught a fatal disease. We've never had a strain like it. No one knew how to treat it. We ran those travelers out of the town but they seemed to smile but they left."
Risana seemed to be getting angrier by the tone of her voice.
Her fist was clenched.
"By then it was too late. The disease caught on to the majority of the town. My family was lucky. None of us got ill. 
Many people died, only 60 people survived.
A few weeks later those travelers were spotted a few miles outside the village. That night, a small fire started in the forest nearby. It burned many homes. That killed another 5 people....also that night..." Risana stopped
Her face had lost it's anger now she looked like she would cry.
"We moved to the valley...but raiders attacked a few days later...many people were taken hostage or killed. I hid in the forest with my brother and mother. My father stayed to help repel the raiders...."
Risana's voice started to break
"Th...then when we came back..w..we couldn't find my father. No one could tell us what happened...."
I felt sadness rise to my chest.
"I'm so sorry..so you live here with your mother and brother?" I asked
"Yeah.." Risana didn't meet my eyes when she said it. I had a feeling there was more she wasn't telling us.
"So do you go to The Academy?" Diane asked changing the subject
I gave her a dirty look. I wanted to ask about my grandfather but I guess Risana wasn't ready to answer anymore question on the subject.
"The Academy?" Risana asked
"You've heard of it right?" Diane continued
"Well yeah..."
"So do you go?"
"Why would I go?"
Diane gave me a sideways glance
I stepped in "You have jewel tone eyes. Most people with jewel tones have a power. Mind power I should say. There was an a call for young people from the Academy to go to Illuminate."
Risana looked uncomfortable.
"You guys have power right?" she asked 
I noticed she looked at our eyes.
"Yup, I'm a telepathic and Diane is a hypnotist." I answered
Risana suddenly smiled.
"I thought I might be the only one!" 
"So you know you're power?"
"Yup, I'm have hypnosis."
"Hey that's cool!" Diane exclaimed
"You want to see something cool?" Risana asked 
"Sure" Me and Diane said in unison
"Follow me." Risana told us

We followed her out of the room and into her garden.
The garden was beautiful. Roses and lilies were everywhere.
Risana picked up a cat lying in a patch of sun in a flower bed.
"This is Russell. He fell into the valley well several days ago." Risana explained
"Now watch."
She put Russell on a chair and closed her eyes. She started muttering. When she opened her eyes, her irises glowed like fire. It wasn't anything new, I'd seen Diane get that glowing look before but Risana's glow wasn't as bright as Diane's.
 I couldn't hear what she was saying but Russell was getting more agitated. 
"What is she doing?" I whispered to a wide eyed Diane
"She's using hypnosis to bring back the memories of the well to Russell, but to do it on an animal...she must have a weak animal telepathy..." Diane mummered  
I never knew a person could have two abilities...

Soon, Russell was literally clawing the air and meowing really loud. I didn't dare use my telepathy to find out it's feelings in case I might ruin the demonstration. 
Then Risana's irises flowed more softly. Her mummering slowed to a more calm effect.
Russell calmed down shortly afterwards, Risana put him to sleep. 
The glow disappeared from her irises and she sagged a little. 
"You OK?" Diane asked
"What do you think?!" Risana snapped
"Umm.."
Risana breathed out and in.
"Sorry...I'm just...tired..." She apologized 
"It's ok." Diane said
"How did you do that?" I asked
"Hypnosis can serve many 
functions if you know how to do it but I have a weak telepathic ability. This time I used it to send a picture of a pendulum into Russell's mind and hypnotize him. Of course it has limits, I can only use telepathy in small animals, Such a chipmunks. I can't talk, sense feelings or thoughts of creatures like a stronger telepathist and my hypnosis isn't as strong as a person with only a hypnosis ability but having the two abilities in smaller amounts is very useful." Risana told us
"I don't get it..." I said
Diane turned to me. "Telepathy and hypnosis is a strong combination. Meshed together it's ultimate power but fortunately, those who posses two powers...the powers are weaker. The main power, such as hypnosis in Risana's case, is stronger than the secondary power, the telepathy"
"So why don't people take a hypnotist and a telepathist and make them use their power together?" I asked
Risana answered me. "People have tried but...it doesn't usually end well for the telepathist. The telepathist's mind is used as a bridge between the hypnotist's and the subjects minds. They also must convey the messages between the minds. The power of two minds coursing through one brain is so strong that most of those who have tried, die instantly from the immease pain and pressure. Even the highly experienced and veteran telepathists could die, go crazy, lose their telepathy power forever or if they're lucky, they are inflicted physical brain damage."
I tried not to gape but it was pretty shocking.
Diane patted my arm. "Don't worry we're not going to try it on you!" 
I closed my mouth. 
"Hey we better get inside. The sun is setting. Do you guys want to  stay in my house until you leave for Illuminate?" Risana offered
"Thanks. That'd be great." Diane said
"And tomorrow we can talk more about the academy." I hinted
Risana gave me a look.
"Ok ok!" I said
"By the way Evaline...why is your hair red? Is that it's natural colour?"
"Uhhh well.....it's a long story..."I muttered
Diane laughed and we went inside.

I woke up in the same room that I had been in yesterday.
As I sat up, I cringed at the sight of the bandages on my chest. It was starting to heal. I picked up a pill from my night table that was supposed to help with the wound. 
I pulled on jeans and a t-shirt then went outside.
Only some farmers were awake. Checking my watch it was 6AM 
The sun was starting to rise.
I walked towards the edge of the village and stretched my arms and legs. 
I glanced at the forest. I thought about going for a run. I had mainly been riding horses lately and I might find a few animals to use telepathy on for practice. 
As I looked at the trees, a slight shadow seemed to duck through the trees then disappear. 
I squinted hard. Were we still being followed? I hope not...
"Hey Evaline, you are an early riser too?" 
I turned around in surprise.
"Hi Risana. I guess I am." I said with a smile.
Risana stood next to me.
"I'm guessing Diane is your opposite? Were you looking for something? You were squinting at the forest." She asked
"Yup, she can sleep through anything. I think I might have seem something..."
"Probably an animal. There are many around here." Risana reassured me
When Risana stretched i noticed a large bruise on her arm. 
"How'd you get that bruise?" I asked Risana
"Huh? Oh it's nothing." Risana said carelessly
If I hadn't heard wrong, I almost heard anger in Risana's voice.
When she saw I wasn't so sure.
"I just tripped and fell. It's really nothing." Risana told me
"Well ok." 
I saw some trees swaying in the distance. It looked like they were about to fall.
"Hey wouldn't it be funny if those trees never fell?" I asked Risana
She just shrugged. "It would I guess but it would never happen. Gravity will make sure it falls."
"No sense of humor then eh?" I teased
"It's just not realistic." She responded
"True..."
"Sorry, I'm not trying to be mean or anything...it's just the truth..."
"Hey don't worry I know. I'm going to see our horses." I told Risana
"The stable is behind the barn." Risana informed in
"Thanks, see you later."

The horses were in good shape considering what happened yesterday. I groomed and fed them. 
Using telepathy I saw they were calm and comfortable. They were pretty happy according to their thoughts.
4 hours later I went back to my room and thought about what we were going to do about this situation.
Pulling out a map I talked to myself "If we leave tonight...try to get to the next town Deki in two nights...then reach Illuminate in 4 nights from Deki...That's one week...then our journey should take 1 week in total..."
"Heeeyyy early bird." 
I jumped out of my thoughts and saw Diane looking heavy lidded. 
"Hey sleepy head. It's not that early. About 8AM. Maybe you can still catch breakfast instead of brunch." I joked 
"Haha very funny. I know it's like 10AM right now." Diane walked over to where I was sitting
"So we're leaving tonight?" she asked
"It would be a good idea. We've restocked on supplies, the horses are ready there's nothing holding us back." I explained
"Except Risana." Diane said
"Risana?"
"Yeah, she has hypnosis and telepathy. She knows what The Academy is. She's strong too. I bet she has an invite to go to Illuminate."
"Then why she didn't tell us straight out?"
"I don't know. It might have to do with her mom. Remember when she looked uncomfortable about the subject?"
"Well yeah..."
"And we haven't seen her mom either."
"Or her brother."
"No, I saw her brother. He was the one who found us and helped me drag you here."
"Oh..."
"The funny thing is...that night her brother told me to convince Risana to go. I'm not sure what he meant but he didn't get a chance to continue because you were losing blood. He left for hunting the morning you woke up."
It struck me. "So you think her brother wanted us to convince Risana to go to Illuminate...which means she went to The Academy...which means she got an invite...we've gotta talk to her about this right now!"
"No way. I'm half asleep. You go I'll back you up...later...when I'm awake!" Diane left it at that and stumbled off to the kitchen.
I felt troubled by this information. I had so many questions.
I sat on the bed and thought of how I might approach Risana.

I didn't come up with anything until the late afternoon.
 3 hours before me and Diane planned to leave.
I decided to be straightforward and bring it up when I told Risana we were going to set off.
After lunch I told Diane the plan. She agreed, so we found Risana outside looking at the stars. 
"Hey Risana!" I called
"Hi!" Risana called back
We walked over to her.
"What's up?" she asked once we reached her
"We're planning on leaving soon. 3 hours for Illuminate. If we don't go now we might not make it in time." I told her
"That's fine. I guessed you guys wouldn't stay long." she answered
"We were wondering if you wanted to come along." I continued
Risana raised an eyebrow. "Why would I come with you guys? I mean this town is my life. Illuminate is yours."
"I don't think so. You went to The Academy at Werdwood didn't you? And I bet you got an invite too."
"Why you think that?"
"Well when we got our invite, it was calling ALL young people in The Academy. You certainly fit the bill."
Risana sighed. "Who told you?"
Now I raised an eyebrow. I didn't expect her to act like this.
"Your brother." Diane put in 
"Oh man...he is so dead.....!" Risana muttered to herself
"So you go to the Academy. Why didn't you tell us?..." I asked
"Why? Because I can't go to Illuminate." Risana said unhappily
"Why not?"
"I don't have a parent to give consent and I can't just leave."
"You have your mom and your brother is old enough to take care of himself!" I argued
"My mom doesn't care about me or my brother! She gets drunk and doesn't take care of us at all! My brother took care of everything until I was old enough to help!!" Risana yelled at us
"I only got to go to the Academy because my mom was drunk when she said yes and signed. Her drinking wasn't that bad back then..." Risana's voice started to break
"Now...she doesn't come home at all....Only when she needs more pieces...Me and my brother have to work to provide for her or she beats us up....!" Risana pulled up her sleeve.
"That's what I got last time I tried to talk her out of drinking..." Risana's eyes started to water.
"Now we can't talk to her at all!...and I'll never get to go..." 
Then Risana cried. I was pretty shocked. Not only of her story but because Risana was crying. She seemed like the type that was rock hard. She was carrying a lot of emotional baggage.
"Nice job Evaline. Really smart time to lose patience." Diane told me drily. 
I trued to give Risana a hug but she pushed me away.
"I'm fine..." she muttered
"C'mon Risana, let's find your mom. We'll be with you and hold her back if she tries to beat you." Diane said
"It won't work." Risana said sadly
"It's worth a try." I added
"Ok...um..sorry for shouting like that at you guys...it's not your fault..."
"Hey don't worry, that's what friends are for."Diane said

We headed for the tavern Risana's mom usually stayed at.
When we walked in, Risana pointed out a women that had similar features to herself but looked more sagged and gaunt. 
"Let's do it." Diane said
Risana was literally shaking. 
"Um hi mom." Risana said quietly
Her mom didn't seem to hear her.
"Hello Mrs. Dokido?" I asked more loudly.
Risana's mom turned her head.
"eh? hullo...what do you want?" Risana's mom snapped in a slurred sort of voice.
"Mom...I need to go to Illuminate." Risana said timidly
"Why? It's not like your anything important. If you aren't here giving meh pieces then go away."
Risana looked like she'd been slapped.
"But..."
"But nuthing!" Risana's mom made a clumsy grab for Risana.
Me and Diane gave eachother a look then  Diane grabbed Risana's mom, I grabbed Risana and we dragged them outside.
We dragged them to the nearest empty barn.
"Risana use your hypnosis." I ordered her
"WHAT?!" Risana looked at me as if I was mad.
"Do it. It doesn't look like your mom is going to compromise." Diane handed Risana a watch and held her mom in place.
"Lemme go..." Risana's mom muttered
Risana looked scared to death.
"You can do it." I reassured her.
She took in a shaky breath and started with a shaky voice.

Soon, Diane was able to let go of Risana's mom. Her mom wasn't fussing anymore now that she was hypnotized.
Diane gave her a pen and the letter that needed to be signed.
Risana started mummering the orders to sign, in a calming voice and repeated when her mother wasn't doing it.
Risana was very good at hypnotizing, her voice was so soothing I had a hard time trying not to sleep.
Eventually, The letter was signed and Risana was tired so Diane took charge and wiped Mrs.Dokido's memory of the events that happened.
We settled her carefully in the kitchen of Risana's home.
Fortunately, Risana's brother, Luther, was back from the hunt. He looked like Risana but the features were a bit sharper and his eyes were brown.
All he had to say was he was glad Risana was going. he suggested we left tomorrow morning instead. We agreed and put Risana in her bed.

Me and Diane walked to the stables to unsaddle the horses.
"He's cute isn't he?" Diane asked 
"Who?" I asked puzzled
"You are so slow, Risana's brother!"
"Oh yeah...very cute..." I answered
To be truthful, I didn't care much for boys anymore. After Dreck broke up with me I didn't want my heart to feel pain like that again. It lasted 1 minute but my mind or heart would never forget. 
"Evaline...Dreck was a jerk. Ok? He doesn't know what he's missing. You're better off without him." Diane said when she noticed my expression.
"Yeah I know..."
"So forget about him."
I sighed...I wished it was that easy.
I looked to the right. Where the forest was.
It was so calm.
I stopped cold.
"Diane...I see something. For sure this time..."
"What is it?" Diane asked quickly.
"Raiders." I breathed


We ran to wake Risana.
"What's wrong guys?" She asked tiredly
"Raiders! C'mon, we have to move!" I answered
Risana was wide awake now.
"But...that's crazy....they haven't come for years! It just doesn't make sense!"
"Well they're here now." Diane said
Luther came running in. "It's Raiders! You three leave right now!"
"Why?! We're going to help fight!" Risana complained
"NO!" Luther yelled "Go! Last time they took all the people with powers as hostages! And killed everyone in their way!"
Risana looked shocked, I don't think anyone told her that.
"Risana..."
"No." She said and jumped out the open window into the fight.
Luther looked beaten.
"We'll make sure she gets out alive." I told him
He nodded and ran out of the room.
Me and Diane went to the barn and grabbed our horses, weapons and possessions that we had packed yesterday. 
"Go find Risana. I'll grab her stuff." Diane told me
We parted.
I urged my horse through the streets and shot at any raiders that got in my way.
After 3 minutes I found Risana battling in alley with 5 raiders. Each raider had an emblem of some sort of their chest. 
Risana had a laser gun and several TL knifes. Aka. Target Lock
I quickly shot at some of the raiders and pulled Risana onto my horse.
"Hey!!" Risana yelled at me
"Come on! We have to go!" I told her
I got my horse out of the alley.
"Follow them!!!!! Don't lose sight!" A heard a raider yell behind us. I guessed he was the leader.
"They're only after us! The faster we leave, the faster they'll leave!" I explained to Risana when she struggled to get off the horse.
I met up with Diane at the edge of the village.
Diane put Risana on the second horse she had brought along.
"Guys! We can't just leave without trying to help!" Risana tried to persuade us
"I'll take care if this." I told Diane. "Go ahead of me. The river ok?"
"Are you sure?"
"Yes!"
"Ok." Diane and Risana left.
I turned around and tried to figure out what to do.
They were getting closer now.
"C'mon Evaline think!" I muttered to myself
I thought back to my lessons to see if I could remember any telepathy attacks, unfortunately I couldn't. Telepathy isn't very offensive. 
So I resorted to my last idea.
Talking to animals.
I concentrated and found a pack of wolves in the forest. 
I sent a subconscious message to the pack leader saying how men with emblems in this village had stolen something from the pack and how he should teach them a lesson. 
I hoped it worked and spurred my horse. I shot arrows as fast as I could.
They were gaining on me.
Then I heard a wolf howl.
"Yes it worked!" I shouted 
I silently thanked my teacher for teaching me about how to send subconscious messages to animals and make them think it's their own thoughts. 
The wolves came tearing down into the village and pursued the raiders. They jumped on them and killed. 
Once I saw they were all dead I sent another message to the leader about how the job was done and they should go.
It worked like a charm. The wolves left just as fast as they had come.
I urged my horse into a run to catch up with Diane and Risana.
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Re: Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Dec 15 2010, 7:19pm

Chapter 6: Just the beginning Part 1  

I found the river and followed it hoping to find the other girls. Unfortunately, my luck had run out. I stopped after a kilometer or so. It was late at night and the moon was already at the highest position in the sky. Not a single cloud in the sky.
I set up camp and built a low fire. I set a trigger within my mind that would wake me when someone approached. I don't know if everyone could do it or if it was just me but I had discovered how to do it by accident a few weeks after my first training session at The Academy.

Before going to sleep I wondered what Illuminate would be like. Would it have upper class and lower class? Gangs? Tall skyscrapers? 
I thought of this before I drifted off into uneasy sleep.

Next morning:
I quickly went back on the road looking for Risana and Diane.
After a few kilometers I found them camping near the river bank. 
Both of them were still asleep.
A mischievous grin spread over my face. I decided to give them a wake up call...my style!

I concentrated and let slow anger rise to my mind. I knew Risana would hear it but Diane... I hoped this would work, usually it worked only on other telepathic's but there is a slim chance other people with power can hear it too...if it's loud enough.
I let the words WAKE UP blast into their minds. 
I got the reaction I had wanted.
Diane jumped up and held her dagger like is was a pick-axe. 
Risana fell into the river.
I was laughing so hard my sides hurt.
"Jeez Evaline!!!" Diane shouted
Risana got out of the water looking madder than a bull. Fortunately, she was still half asleep.
"What was that for?!!" Risana muttered with a hint of anger.
"Little wake up call." I said innocently
Diane snorted "Yeah, so little I could sleep right through it."
"Hahaha very funny..." Risana said
I kept laughing. "Why don't you guys pack up and we'll get moving, we should be a few days away from Illuminate!" I said in between laughs.


A few minuets later we were riding again. 
When night struck we camped and slept. It was nice to have 3 people in the group now, all of us could sleep more by dividing up watch in three. I always took first middle watch. Risana took second and Diane took third.
We repeated this for 4 nights.

Fifth day: 
I looked at my map. We would probably reach Illuminate before dark today. I could tell the excitement was building up between the three of us.
None of us had ever been to Illuminate or any city.
Diane told us that they were filled with technology but also filled with crime so we would have to be cautious in the city. 
"Otherwise, we might lose something. We can't afford to be dazzled by Illuminate." Diane said
Me and Risana agreed quickly.

The path went up a hill and we saw tall towers of pure glass in the distance. 
All of us just stopped and stared. It was like nothing I had ever seen before.
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Re: Atlantric: Unknown

Postby Storallelite on Dec 18 2010, 2:40pm

Chapter 6: Just the Beginning Part 2
I could barely move from the shock.
"Come on guys....we...better move.." Risana whispered 
"Wait what?" I asked Risana
She rolled her eyes. "MOVE" she repeated and grabbed a shocked Diane by the arm and dragged her down the hill.
I quickly ran to catch up.

As we got closer to the city, I saw what it really looked like.
A large gate of lasers stood in the path to Illuminate. Gla.ss guard towers next to the gate. Beyond the lasers was mainly metal and glass. Sky tall buildings that seemed to go on and on and on. 
The shapes of these were mainly rectangular or shaped like cylinders but some were odd shapes. Pentagon, triangular, hexagon,cube and shapes that I couldn't describe. 
The one that stood out the most was in the middle of the city. Forged of the clearest glass, crystal, silver metal and water.
The building was rectangular but the walls looked like a stack of pages on top of each other, each one a little shorter in height than the one behind it. Windows shone from the front and back. Water flowed from the top of the building, flowed down the front, past the windows and splashed into a reenforced rectangular concrete container at ground level. 
Like a large fountain. 
Oddly there was no door, just a weird thing that looked like a telephone box made of shimmering blue glass just in front of the cascading water. 
Even Risana was lost for words.
It looked even more beautiful in the setting sun.

"So how do we get through? I don't think running through the lasers is the solution." Diane managed to say. 
I was stumped. The guard towers were too high to call. 
"Hey there!" Risana pointed to a slim metal block at the foot of the gate.
"So?" I asked
Risana rolled her eyes again and muttered something about us being blind. 
"Look closer."
We approached the block and I saw a small button and a small black glass device that looked like my iPhone but different too.
We all stared at the block.
Silence.
Then Risana and Diane took a step back.
"Uhhh...." I started
"Go on! You got better communication skills than us!" Diane said
"Biggest lie I ever heard." I muttered darkly
Diane was better at this stuff than me, And Risana had a way of charming people with her intelligence. Me? No way. I wasn't a smart cookie and my social skills weren't polished. I just stutter and make a fool of myself. Especially guys...for some reason after Dreck...They made me feel kinda uncomfortable in a casual environment like a party.
 
The only thing I'm good at is Telepathy. Before The Academy I was the bottom 3 people in my class. C's and B's. 
I knew I was a born leader and knew exatualy what to do in high pressure situations....because i was the only one who didn't start screaming. Like the time we got stuck in a cave...
I wasn't smart but I had common sense, diplomacy and how to make nothing into something Diane would tell me. 
I know I am impatient, irritable sometimes, easily frustrated and bossy. I never believed a single word Diane had said.

I picked up the device and pressed the button. 
"Hello, Welcome to Illuminate. Please state your business, name, group or single and traveler or resident." A smooth male voice came from the receiver. Funny thing is that it sounded like a mere boys voice. 
"Um...what do you mea.." I started saying but then a another older male voice interrupted in the background. 
"What are you doing here rascals?!?! Get out! Security!"
"Hey! Lemme go!" The boys voice said muffled a little through the device.
I watched as a boy about my age was escorted to the tower exit and thrown out.
A group of boys appeared and quickly picked that boy up and hurried away.
"Sorry miss, Please state your business, name, group or single and traveler or resident." The older male voice asked
"Uh what do you mean by business?" I asked awkwardly 
"Why are you in Illuminate."
"Oh! I'm Evaline Werdt, I'm here with my two friends Risana Dokido and Diane Laylor. We are The Academy Students. We've been invited to city hall Natural disasters department floor 8. We are travelers." I said
"Ages?"
"I am 16, Diane is 17 and Risasa in 19."
"Very well. Please come forward to the security office on the right past the gate."
I put the device back and motioned for Diane and Risana to follow.
The lasers dissolved and we went through. 
I took a right and went into the security office.
There a man was waiting for us.
"May I please see your ID?" the man asked
I produced my key card, Diane and Risana followed my suit.
I've never seen their ID cards before, I was surprised to see that they were a different colour. Their cards were purple like my eyes. I guessed it was purple because they are Hypnotist's. 
Risana's had silver corners.
"Certificates please." the man said once he gave back our cards.
We showed him and he nodded.
"Very good, you may go. Your horses will be here in the stable until you come back to retrieve them."
"Ummm how do we get to City hall them?" I asked
"Taxi or teleport."
"And don't we get scanned or something?" Risana asked suspiciously
The man laughed and said "You really aren't from around here are you? When you go through the gate it scans you automatically. Mind and phtsically. No one can get through who isn't supposed to be in here!"
"Well ok..."
We quickly left our horses here, got our iPhones scanned and given an electronic copy of out passes to get our horses back.
On our way out I tripped on my way out the door.
Risana and Diane started laughing...loudly...
"Typical..." I muttered as I got up

We were hailing a taxi a group of about 5 guys surrounded us.I recognized them as the guys who had been kicked out. 
Most of them were my age except one of them who looked 14 or 15 years old.
"What do you want?"Risana asked
"Nothing. Just want to know why you couldn't play along." one guy said he was the one who had been kicked out.
"What are you talking about?" I asked
He turned to me. "You just had to get all confused and suspicious. We had it all planned out. That block can read your feeling and sense if something is wrong. That's how I got caught!" he said angrily 
"And how is that MY fault? I don't think you were supposed to be in there anyway!" I said back
I felt my temper rising.
"Goody two shoes." he muttered
I felt my anger taking over this. Diane noticed and opened her mouth but that 14 or 15 year old beat her to it.
"Hey don't get all mad, it doesn't suit your pretty face." He said smoothly with a hint of a smile
A few of his friends snickered.
I studied him, medium height, he had blonde hair and blue eyes. Like bright blue. I noticed he had muscles but managed to look slim as well. 
I concentrated and saw him in fire red. I gritted my teeth.
"Pyro..." I muttered
I hated Pyro's, no telepathic can see their feelings or thoughts. And this had a huge ego!
He grinned. "Got that right pretty. By the way, how'd you get the red hair?"
That really did it. I glared at him as the taxi pulled up. "You want to charm a girl? Go find someone else!" I said angrily 
I pulled the taxi door open, shoved Risana and Diane in then jumped in myself. That guy was about to say something but I gave him a good mind blast.
His eyes widened in shock.
Good that should teach him.

Diane and Risana stayed quiet during the ride. I guess my face looked like a thunder storm. 
I hate that guy! 
I'm not sure if it was because Dreck was a pyro too...and had the worlds largest ego...

We reached city hall. As we stepped out even I couldn't keep the anger on my face any longer. It was so much more beautiful up close. 
The sun was almost gone below the horizon.
Small colored lights turned on behind the water and made the water shimmer different colours.
"So how do we get up?" Diane asked softly
"There! That telephone box thing." Risana said
We looked at it. I watched as a person stepped inside for a few seconds then dissapeard.
"A teleport!" I said in awe.
"What are you waiting for! Let's go!" Risana said enthusiastically 
Risana went first. Then Diane.
I slowly stepped inside the teleport. The was only a metal panel in the teleport on the wall.
"Welcome to city hall. ID please." an electronic voice said over a loud speaker.
A small card slot appeared out of thin air on the panel.
 I slid my card in.
When I got it back the voice said "Certificate please."
I slid my iPhone in. 
As I got it back the card slot disappeared.
"Floor?" the voice asked
"eight." I answered
I heard air whisking by, Then my vision went dark and I felt like I was going at 5000km per hour. 

My vision cleared and I was back in the teleport. I fell out of the door of the teleport. I was in a room with only chairs, a glass coffe table and a floating TV playing finding nemo. The chairs were arranged around the coffe table in a circle.
Diane and Risana were already sitting down. There were about 5 other people in the room. 3 boys, 2 girls.
"Evaline! Do you have to fall through every door?!" Diane said with a laugh
"Hahaha." I said
Risana grinned. "Evaline, meet Zaln, Jay, Tammy, Drake and Karl." She waved a hand at each of them as she said their name.
Jay and Drake sat alone in the chairs nearest to the corner of the room. Jay was reading a thick old looking book, Drake was playing a game on his iPhone. Jay had shoulder length light brown hair and grey eyes. Drake had blonde hair cut short, freckles and blue eyes. 
Both of them were ignoring everyone. 
Zaln, Tammy and Karl were sitting in the three chairs on the right if the coffee table. Zaln and Tammy said hi. Karl just gave me a half smile. 
Zaln looked asain, Black eyes, black hair with a hint of green. Tammy had waist length curly brown hair and eyes that were dark brown. Both of them looked like the prank playing type.
Karl had short brown hair, brown eyes and glasses. He looked a bit nervous, almost scared but he talked easily to Zaln.

I said hi back and took a seat next to Diane on the left side of the coffee table. Everyone was dressed nicely except us. Zaln and Karl's clothes looked very expensive. 

Zaln and Tammy went back to talking, with Karl joining in once in awile. 
As I looked around the room I felt like someone was in my mind. My eyes quickly flicked to the direction where it seemed to be coming from.
Zaln.
What do you think you're doing?! I asked him
He looked surprised. You're a telepathic too?
Yup I answered
Cool! Now I can tell you everything about everyone else! Tammy and Karl are both reincarnations, Jay's a Seer and Drake's a pyro.
Are You close to Tammy and Karl? I asked
Me and Karl have been friends since we were kids. I just met Tammy. She's pretty nice. Oh yeah, don't be fooled by Karl. He might seem snobby or shy but he just has a hard time adapting to new people.
I'll remember that. Thanks.
Is red your natural hair colour? Zaln asked
I groaned silently. Do you know how many people have asked me that??
"Hey! Are you guys having a telepathic conversation over there?!" Tammy asked
"Well yeah." Zaln answered
"What were you guys talking about? Us?" Karl asked
Zaln laughed. "Oh yeah you bet. I was saying how horrible you are. Eating ants and all!"
We all laughed.
Except Jay and Drake that is.
"Do you guys know why were all here?" Diane asked
Everyone stopped laughing and a chorus of No's were heard.
"I know." Jay said quietly
We all stared at her. Even Drake. 
"I had a dream a few days before my invitation. A shark was swimming in the water. It swan downwards and saw a machine. It got older and died as it was sucked towards the machine. Then it changed to another place in the sea. There was a large dome buildings of glass. Surrounding by other dome buildings. There were people inside but they looked different..." Jay trailed off as the teleport turned on.
A person came stumbling out.

"You!?!?" I literally yelled
I jumped out of my chair.
It was that guy that we had run into earlier.
"I have a name ya know. It's Matt." he said
"What are you doing here?"
"I was invited here like you guys. We have something in common."
"Well don't expect me to be nice." I grumbled and sat down
Matt turned to Diane and Risana and asked "Why is she like that?"
"Oh well...that's a long story..." Diane said giving me a sideways glance
Matt shrugged. 
"Shouldn't you be with your friends, running all over the place getting people mad?" I asked Matt
"We don't get people mad...well sometimes but they aren't my friends." He told me
"Oh really?" I asked 
"We're just a group..."
"Care to elaborate?"
"No." He said shortly
"Are you guys friends or enemies? I don't think I can tell the diffrence" Zaln asked 
Karl rolled his eyes.
I tried to think of more words to throw at Matt but then a loud crash was heard from the floor below. A bit of yelling, Then two uniformed police officers came in through the teleport dragging a young guy about 17. He was a bit pale but was trying to get out of their grasp. At six feet two, He had messy reddish brown hair. He looked pretty strong. His eyes were funny. They looked dark like black holes, seconds later his eyes started to change back to normal and his eyes were dark brown. He slumped over in the chair the officers dumped him in. He looked really tired.
The officers didn't bother introducing him but I think I knew what he was. 
A poltergeist.
Some people say poltergeists are troubled spirits, or people who are poltergeists are possessed by demons only some of this is true. My professor once said that everyone has a poltergeist spirit inside of them but few people can tap into the spirit or release it temporarily. Once released, it cannot be controlled in it's actions. Usually, once released it will hurt the person it's host hates at the moment or just cause destruction of whatever is in it's sight, like banging on walls, turning cups over, etc.
The only thing an unexperianced host can do is call the spirit back or guide it a little. Only the experienced can tell the spirit what to do. There are very few experienced hosts. Most poltergeists are tired afterwards.
I had a feeling that guy had released the spirit to try and get away, except the spirit didn't obey him...

The TV stopped playing Finding Nemo and a man appeared on the screen. It was the same man who gave me and Diane the invite.
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