There is a world beyond the Human world that some are aware of. Where magic and creatures exist. Some humans have entered my world and now hunt my kind and others that live here. Now the humans that hate and fear us have joined the enemy…it is now war between the immortals and the combined forces of the hunters and the Catmen. It is here I shall tell our story…but firsts lets go back to the beginning of this journey….
A battle waging war and blood everywhere…cries of war human screams, cries of wounded. Then…sounds of an alarm clock "ah!" I screamed as I fell out of bed." What the hell was that dream about?" I looked to my clock,7:40 am. "No I'm going to be late", rushing to get clothes on I rushed to school which was a 10 min walk away. Sequoia Middle School, I was my friends sitting at our usual spot.
"Late as usual…I can't believe you're always late seeing that you live so close." Lala said brushing her mahogany hair back away from her face. Today Lala was wearing her skinny jeans with black plain t shirt and some makeup.
"Hehe…yeah….just some weird dream kept me in bed" I said putting my natural multi-colored hair into a ponytail.
Nie-nie," well...c'mon Gaby… tell us what it was about". Cheery and blonde hair down with two braids making a crown around her head. Her gray flirty birdy shirt clinging loosely around her figure along with her black skinny jeans made her somewhat even more girly than usual.
Jojo with a bored look like always stayed quiet reading her book. Today it was Vampire Diaries. She wore her black hair in two pigtails and her bangs swished to the left. Her skrillex shirt slightly big on her and her white skinny jeans made her unapproachable to guys. Some girls said she should wear makeup…I say she's pretty the way she is.
Brit with her bubbly personality was with her latest boyfriend by the wall. Her blue jeans and white tank top with a button up over made her seem more like a mechanic than the president of the cryptozoology club.
"Well…it was some kind of battle. There was screaming…and blood everywhere", everyone from the club stared anxiously. Reason was because I was raised a Wiccan. For those who don't know what that is, a wiccan is a person who believes in a religion influenced by pre-Christian beliefs and practices of western Europe that affirms the existence of supernatural power (as magic) and of both male and female deities who inhere in nature and that emphasizes ritual observance of seasonal and life cycles
As I was going on about the dream upperclassmen Renee and Joseph came up to us. "Hey!" Renee said with a crooked smile. Joseph with a deep voice and large body to match is said, "what you girls doing?" "We're listening to Gaby telling us about her latest dream…" Lala said with a flustered look to Renee.
"If you girls ain't too busy", elbowing Joseph in a playful manner," you girls wanna hang out with us after school?" And of course Lala with her huge crush on Renee accepted….unfortunately we all were dragged along because she didn't want to be left alone.
After classes were done and the last bell of the day rung, we all went to the Mosqueda Center. After a while of just chatting Nie-nie said," hey how about we play truth...and dare!" "Sure but we do groups…girls against guys…" Joseph said "ok..." we all said.
After a couple of truths and disturbing dares Renee finally said, "I dare the girls to go into the abandoned church sanctuary and bring back proof" said with a smirk. Joseph, "c'mon that's too far". We all said with a smile "ok". Little did we know that dare was going to change our lives forever…
The building was just sitting there, paint peeling and boards rotten over time. Walking through the dry grass, constantly scratching my legs, we finally made it to the door. Renee and Joseph broke in the old door then said, "ladies first". Smartasses, I thought to myself as I rolled me eyes.
We walked in; it was as expected, covered from floor to ceiling full of cobwebs. Luckily none of us were afraid of bugs. The smell of musk and dust was bearable for the most part; the only thing we couldn't handle was the smallness of the place. We ultimately decided to split up and search for something to bring back as proof we were there…
"What to take…what to take…" I mumbled to myself till I saw a heart shaped crystal pendant. The crystal shone like a prism. "I wonder who would leave such a pretty pendant…" I said as I picked it up. The moment I touched it the crystal filled the room with light and then….i blacked out.
A couple hours later we all woke up in the field next to the library. Frantically Renee yelling, "Gaby! Gaby you guys ok?!" I tried to get up, "y-yeah… what happened?" "We heard you guys scream and when we went inside you all were passed out" Renee said finally breathing "so then we got you guys out and now here we are…"
We all went home tired. I went to take a shower when I noticed I was wearing the pendant I saw inside the building….but somehow…it shrunk. I shrugged my shoulders and took my shower then went to bed. The next day we all decide what happened yesterday never happened.
When I got to the spot I saw everyone weirded out. "What happened?!" i yelled to get them to hear me. That's when I noticed it…everyone was wearing a crystal pendant. Lala's was green and in the shape of a star, Nie-nie's was yellow and in the shape of a circle. Jojo's pendant was red and in the shape of a flame and Brit's was blue and shaped as a teardrop. What the hell is going on?! We all decided it was best to discuss at lunch in Mrs. Martins. First, second, third passes by quickly.
It was finally lunchtime; we grabbed our lunches and rushed to Rm. 36. Brit, "ok now...does anyone know what is going on?....Gaby?" "Well it seems we all ….well….hmm….perhaps we were destined to have these necklaces?" Brit looked at me with an expression that said really…just…Really? "Well sorry" I said with equal attitude. We all sighed in frustration. Then Brits cell dinged. She checked and saw it was a new text from her boyfriend. When she read it her face fell and she started to cry. "What's wrong Brit? "We kept asking. I finally read it…her boyfriend Rick broke up with her. When I finished reading the text a loud bang came from the window, it was raining…and HARD.
"Brit? You gotta see this…it's some kind of freak storm….." Brit went to the window then after a while of the rain calming her it stopped. "I wonder why it started and stopped so suddenly "Brit said amazed at the rainbow in the sky. When Jojo sneezed in chemistry class I knew, we changed into something……well awesome.
Fifth period chemistry class, Jojo lit the burner to start our experiment. As usual I was partner up with her, as we started the experiment Jojo received a text saying to meet them by the bleachers. Jojo's face went red from embarrassment, at the same time the burner flared up causing our experiment to explode.
*BOOM!* "SHIT!" coughing out smoke. Teacher, "you two" points at Jojo and myself," to the office". I sighed, "C'mon Jojo…" we walked out towards office. "Jojo…wat was that about…." Jojo quietly," it was…Jorge…he wants to meet me by the bleachers" face red. "Is that all?" smiling," there's nothing to be embarrassed about just calm down…." Jojo gave me a serious stare," you saw it didn't you….the flame… I KNOW you saw it…" I stared at her for a long time before answering making sure she wasn't joking around," I did….it's been happening to Brit….i know you probably sensed it too…" Jojo," yes…we all know…we just didn't know if you were as well…" I stood there not knowing what to say…..or rather what to do really. It was sometime before I could talk, "well….i might be…but I don't know what I am really…" I showed her my pendant then she showed me hers. We stood there for a while before we agreed to keep quiet til the day of my sleepover which I had every year on my birthday as a tradition.
The days past by without too much going wrong, and by not much I mean no one was hurt. Wednesday, Nie-nie's plants grew much quicker than most which kind of freaked our environmental science teacher Mrs. Martin. Thursday, water fountains broke which sprayed over half the student body. Friday, when Lala sneezed in the library…let's just say there was a huge mess to be cleaned