The flash of light blinded the boy. He shut his eyes to keep out the light, but it was still unbearably bright. Then the light disappeared and all the sound, the screams, the crashing, everything just went away. Then when he opened his eyes he was floating. He was lying on his back looking up at the clouds. The cloud had a yellow glow around its edges, but that was only because the sun was behind the cloud. He felt wet. He wondered why am I wet, how am I floating, and most importantly where am I? Then he looked around him and that answered one question. He was wet because he was in a pool.
"Hey honey," came a very familiar voice. The boy looked over it was his mother. Out of the 13 years of his life he only knew his mother for 8 years of it. He still remembers her long silky black hair and her beautiful brown eyes.
Not knowing what to say he simply said "Oh hello." Then for some weird reason she just walked inside. They haven't seen each other in years and she acting like they see each other every day. It was even stranger because 5 years ago his mother died. They building around the pool was huge. It was yellow with a red top. It was almost like a castle with a bunch of windows. Then the boy turned around and then he found out that he wasn't alone. There was another boy standing deeper in the pool. He wasn't a little boy he was more like 18 or 19. You could only see his head. He had pale skin and dark brown hair. He was wearing sun glasses with big dark lenses. They man shook his head like he was saying yes to something. Suddenly the color of the house started cracking and turned black. The pool water turned black. Even the sky started cracking and turned black. The boy was now a statue made of stone. The man with the sunglasses smirked like he was happy with what he had done.
The man sat in the dungeons afraid of what his faith might hold. The man's age ranged from anywhere in between 15 or 20. He had short curly brown hair with light blue eyes. He was trapped in the dungeons of the castle of darkness. A few minutes later the guards came back. They were strong muscular people who wore long black robes. This time they had a small child in their hands and they opened the doors and threw the child into the cell with the man. Then the guards slowly walked away.
"Hello," stated the child. The man looked at the child. He had long dangled black hair and brown eyes. "My name is Ramsly, James Ramsly."
"Hi I'm Jack Freedom," The man replied in a dull voice. "So what you in for?"
"The truth is," James replied. "I have no idea." "I saw this castle, walked up to it, and then I find myself in here talking to you."
"Inthermany," Jack mumbled under his breath.
"What did you say?" James questioned.
"Nothing you wouldn't understand that. Let me explain this castle in the simplest way possible. The owner Larence grew up not knowing about certain things."
"Like?" James wanted to know.
"I'm not allowed to say. But there were few people who wanted him to know. One day they got what they wanted. With a single flash of light they sent him to this castle. The castle looked beautiful back then. But he was only a child. The prince of darkness killed him and took over the castle."
"OK I just want to say only half of that makes sense," James said.
"This won't make sense to you, not yet anyway. But because of that day the dark prince rules most of the world that the Inthermany can't see."
"What does that mean?" James asked.
"I know I'll get in trouble for this but, let me tell you what that means.
"Ok," said Jack. "This is the story. You may get confused at parts but you need to hear this. Years before time had even been created. You were probably told that dinosaurs ruled the land. Well they were wrong. There were creatures, like how you would picture aliens to look like."
James never believed that there are aliens out there. He never had quiet an imagination. While other kids would think there were aliens far away on other planets, James focused on more realistic things.
"But," jack continued, "There weren't just these creatures that lived there. There were witches, warlocks, wizards, and other strange looking creatures with different powers. But there was one type of creatures called the darkfins. They looked like people, or at least that's how they appeared. They really were these ugly black monsters that could make themselves look like any kind of human they wanted."
Now James thought this story was getting a little ridiculous. He thought come on really morphing creatures really. "Ok you can stop pretending now," James interrupted.
"Pretending what?" Jack asked confused.
"Come on this is obviously a fake story, there is no way this story can possibly be real," James replied.
"OK, let me prove it to you." Jack closed his eyes. Then all of the sudden the walls came down and fire filled all around them. "Believe me now or I shall kill you with these flames," Jack stated.
"Ok ok I believe you," James said in fear.
"Now let me continue with the story. The Darkfins became power hungry and started to dictate all of the creatures. Some were strong and are still alive today. But as soon as the Dark Prince took over this place it was over. And all who he killed he turned them into the most hideous creatures he could think of, he turned them into Dinosaurs."
"Where are the ones who survived?" James asked.
"Well let me finish the story and I'll tell you. When the humans came along they defeated the Darkfins. Well except for the royal few who still live among us today. But the others live in a world beneath yours. They live under the floors you walk on."
"That's a very interesting story," James said.
"Now there is one question I have for you James, what is it you were really doing by this castle?"
"Well," James started, "I guess I should start from the beginning. I moved here last year and I always see this castle on my way to school. Everyone says this castle is haunted and that it has been abandoned for years."
Jack gave out a little chuckle.
"What?" James questioned.
"Its just your all such foolish inthermany," Jack explained.
"OK and what does Inthermany mean anyway?" James questioned, "And another thing I don't appreciate you insulted me." James tone slowly got louder.
"Nothing," said Jack. "And technically it's not an insult."
"Can you just let me finish this story THAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR!" James screamed. But after that scream James calmed down and finished his story. As he told the rest of it he thought about how it happened.
James always thought there was something special about that house. He always felt like he was being drawn to it. He always walked up to it, but never dared to go inside, until that one faithful day. He was with his friends, well they weren't actually his friends, but they were all by the castle.
"Go inside I dare you," one kid said to another.
"No," the kid replied.
"What are you scared you little baby," The mean kid said.
James had always wanted to go into that house so he said "Hey I'll go in."
They all stared for a few moments then one finally spoke "OK then go on right in."
James walked right in threw the door. He expected some spooky house but when he walked in he realized he was still outside. There were four completely black arch ways. So he followed the path. And before he really stepped inside he saw a stone.
THIS CASTLE HEREBY BELONGS TO THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS
He read the sign this whole castle was strange to him. He walked in the castle. It was the most beautiful house he had ever seen. He had never seen a real mansion until he saw this. Everything was beautiful except for this old dusty mirror. It had on crack that went down to the bottom of the mirror like water dripping. He wiped the dust off of the mirror. He saw his reflection and behind him was blackness. Then he saw one single light of a candle. He shook with fear he didn't want to go any further in the house. He turned and ran for the exit. He saw nothing but the door. He made a leap to escape, but while in the air he was grabbed and thrown into the dungeon.
"And that's how it happened," James stated as he finished the story.
"OK I need to help you escape. There is a reason but I can't tell you not yet anyway. But here's how we're going to escape."
It was lunch time for the prisoners. They fed the prisoners only so the prisoners would live long and they could torcher them longer by keeping them in the prison. But the only prisoners there at the moment were Jack and James. There was something strange about this lunch though. When the guards took them to the cafeteria none of the other workers were there. One guard locked the door behind them and said "Stay here." He walked up to where the lunch monitor would stand. There was nothing that looked funny around there. Then he saw the top of the trash can fall on the floor.
"WHO'S THERE!" he yelled. He held out his hand like it was going to hurt whoever was there.
Why would he hold out his hand James thought? I mean I could see them holding out a gun but why a hand. Then he remembered how they had magic powers and stuff.
The guard looked into the trash can and all he saw was complete darkness. It was like a never ending whole of darkness. He heard a little squeal come from the trash can he pointed his finger right down into the trash can.
"OK!" he screamed. "YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE NOW I'M GONNA HAVE TO HURT YOU!"
At that exact moment a slimy long green slug like arm came out of the trash can and grabbed the guard and dragged his whole body into the trash can. Then after the guard was gone a burping noise came from the trash can. Then Jack hit the other guard in the face and grabbed James and pulled him as he ran. He ran right up to the window and then screamed "JUMP!" And James did as he said and they went crashing through the window.
"What just happened?" James asked.
"No time for questions we may be outside but we are still in the castle so run," Jack replied.
They ran through the four black arch ways. A long blue rope grabbed James and dragged him on the floor. James look where he was going. He was heading for a tall man in a black robe and a black mask. It looked as if he had no face just darkness. Jack let out a yellow burst from his hand. Since the man had to defend he let go of James and let a red burst from his hand. The burst of light hit each other right in the middle. But sadly in the end Jack was no match for the man. The burst of red was about to hit Jack but he jumped out of the way just in time.
James ran up to Jack. The man was starting to walk towards them.
"Go on without me," Jack answered.
"NO!" The man was getting closer and closer to them. James lifted Jack on his back and ran. Finally they reached the door he opened it. James looked back. The man was still coming he was almost to them. The man let out a burst of red again. It was about to hit them but James closed the door just in time.
The man in black sat in his chair staring at book shelves. There is some secret hidden in them and he wanted to know what it was. His father had stoned the original owner of this palace. He had turned the boy into a statue made of stone. He told his two sons that the secret to finding the statue was in the book shelf. But he never told him where the secret was.
The man in black thought back to his childhood. His father always liked his twin brother better. His brother was "the prince of darkness" and his nickname was "the prince's assistant." Their father actually referred to them by these names. His father, "The darkness king," always dreamed that his favorite son would take his place as king and his other son would become his assistant. The day finally came when the fathers favorite was about to be announced prince and the other child had other plans. The favorite was staring at the mirror moments before the ceremony began. The other child watched him with anger from behind a dresser in the room. The favorite turned his head and saw a shadow if a person behind him. He swiftly turned around. But he saw no one there.
"HELLO!" he was angry because he didn't want anyone to ruin this day. "WHO EVERTHERE YOU SHOULD BE AFRAID YOUR DEALING WITH THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS!" no one responded to his screams. "Must have scared them off," he said to himself.
He turned back toward the mirror. Once again there was a shadow, but this time it was of a knife. Sadly the favorite had not seen it. As he began to turn around the knife hit him in the chest. The blood gushed out of him like a waterfall of red water. It hit the other person right in the face. The last thing that poor kid saw was the face of his twin brother with one red line of blood on his face. After he was dead the living one wiped the blood off of his face. Then the father called out the prince of darkness.
"Oh I guess that's your call, oh wait I guess it's mine," he said in a mean voice.
He stepped out onto the stage. His father was so surprised.
"Actually it's that dark prince," said the boy. The father played along with the ceremony pretending it was the other child. Afterwards the father found out about the death not who did it but that he was dead. The father was so upset. But he had to choice he made the other son the prince but told him none of the secrets of being prince.
Thinking back to that moment the prince was about to cry. He held them back.
"That's it I'm going to find out the secret to this no matter what it takes.
Jack and James were walking but Jack would not tell James were they were going.
"Can you please just tell me where we are going?" James asked for the fifth time. "If I'm not home by 7 o'clock my parents are going to freak out."
"Calm down," Jack replied. "It's only 1 by the time were finished with the dark prince it will be well before 7."
"Wait hold on one second," James was confused. "Who's the dark prince?"
"OK," Jack stopped in his tracks and turned to face James. "The dark prince is the one who attacked us on the way out. As you see he has amazing power, and mine however is not so good. So it looks like if we want to defeat him we need help."
"So where are we going now?" James questioned.
"To get help."
"OK thanks for finally telling me," James said in a sarcastic tone. "So we're just going to like kill this dark prince dude."
"HA HA NO!" Jack yelled. "You can't just kill him. You have to get the statue, the one of the rightful ruler of the palace. I know the spell to bring him back to life. He'll be able to help us."
"OK so where is this statue?" James asked confused.
"There is a book shelf that is a doorway to where he is. I know the secret to it. The dark prince has been trying to figure out the secret that's why we must get there before he figures it out."
"OK so let's go get help and then go bust into this book shelf."
"UGH," Jack was annoyed by the way James talked.
Soon they found themselves in a dark alley. There was a sign that hung on one side and was falling down on the other. The sign stated "Laugh free Die willingly."
"So now where to?" James questioned.
Jack let out a little chuckle. "Why we are already here.
James looked confused. Jack put his finger dead center in the middle of the sign and pushed down. It looked like there was no wall behind they sign because his finger went right threw the wall. They both stood there for a few seconds just staring at each other. Then a door in the wall opened.
"Oh that's it," James said. "I was expecting this whole thing to happen like... AHHHHHH!"
The floor opened up and they both fell straight down. The drop must have lasted 10 minutes, the least. But to James it felt like forever. The just fell down into a never ending black pit, seeing no bottom.
After about 5 minutes James saw a bottom in the hole. It looked as if that fall was going to break his back. It looked like he was going to hit a hard steel floor. The floor was getting closer and closer as James anticipated the pain. They were about to hit the floor in 3 2 1. BANG! Actually the bang is what James thought. Actually it was like hitting the floor to a bouncy house. They made a little bounce up then they were on their feet.
"Were the hell did you take me?" James questioned.
"Your the one who said are we going to get help," Jack replied. "So you should know where we are."
The walked down a hallway. The walls, the floor, and the ceiling were all grey. They looked like they were made of steel, but if you punch them they feel like they are made of jello. They walked through the straight hallway, until they approached a turn.
But before they turned the corner Jack had a few words to say to James. "You have to promise when this is all over you can't tell any of your little friends about this place or anything you are about to see here. Since you are the first of your kind to be in this place."
"OK," James answered.
They turned the corner. All James saw were two steel looking doors, but what Jack saw was much more interesting.
"OK," Jack started, "For you to be able to see what I see you'll need to where these glasses."
Jack pulled out a pair of blue sun glasses. James quickly put them on and then he saw what was really there. The walls were blue, the floor was red, and the ceiling was pink. And on the walls were these colorful computers. Also he was no longer in a hallway he was in a huge room. There were chairs and couches all around him. It was the most colorful and creative place he had ever seen. The one chair turned around and on it was the same slug from the palace. Only now James could see that he had two big white eyes with a huge pair of brown glasses on them.
"Hello Jack and company," Said the slug.
Then he turned to face James and said "Hello pleasure to meet you my name is Slugelton." Slugelton had a very nasally voice. "And your name would be..."
"JAMES!" came a loud booming woman's voice. She came walking into the room. She was no taller than 3 feet. She had long flowing black hair and purple eyes.
She came up and shook James hand. "Hello James, names Nemelda, professional mind reader."
"OK," stated Jack. "Enough talking. The reason that we are here is because we need your help."
"What kind of help?" Slugleton questioned.
"We need help sneaking into the palace of darkness," Jack answered.
Slugleton slid his way through the window of the castle. Now he had to make his way to the front door and let the others in. He had his eye on the front door but then he felt something grab his tail. He curled up trying to see who was behind him, he saw no one. So he kept moving, but then he felt it again. But this time he completely turned around but still no one was there.
"HEY!" he shouted. "WHO'S EVER THERE BETTER WHATCH OUT I'LL BE ALL OVER YOU!"
Then he heard the sound of footsteps echoing all around him. He was starting to get freaked out. Then he fell. The floor disappeared all around him and he simply fell.
Back outside the others were still waiting for slugleton.
"What do you think happened to him?" James asked.
"Nothing who said anything happened to him, he is still probably on his way," Jack answered.
"I have to admit it is taking a long time," said Nemelda "Here let me see if I can pick the lock and we'll let ourselves in."
Up in the highest part of the castle, they were being watched. And they were being watched by, the dark prince. He swiftly turned around to face slugleton who was dangling up on the wall.
"I think I should let your friends in. It will be very exciting," he said almost laughing at slugleton.
Back down at the bottom of the castle they finally got into the castle. They went through the outside part first, and then they were in the dark scary part.
"OK," said Nemelda. "I'll go this way and you guys go the other way. I'll go find slugleton, and you guys go find the book shelf."
"Good plan," said Jack. "Ok break."
They split up. Quickly they find the book shelf. It was to small book shelves pushed right up against the wall, then two bigger book shelves in-between them and the second two book shelves were pulled out a little more but attached to the first two. Last was one big book shelf that was pulled out a little more but still attached. The last book shelf had one large T.V on it.
"Ok," said Jack. "Let's do this."
Nemelda walked into the room were slugleton and the dark princes were. She wasn't surprised to see them both there.
"Hello," she said smiling. "Ok dark prince, what is my next job?"
"Ok," The dark prince told Nemelda. "Go find the other two get them to come here and that way I will capture them."
"I would be my honor to sir," Nemelda responded.
Slugleton was shocked to see that a friend of his was in line with the dark prince. "I don't believe this Nemelda you of all people were playing us!" Slugleton shouted.
"WA WA you'll get over as soon as all the good creatures left are destroyed. Leaving only evil to rule our world," Nemelda laughed.
"Ok hurry Nemelda time is of the essence," the Dark Prince hurried her along.
Jack opened the book shelf. He held the on button on the T.V for 10 seconds, then he let it go. The big circular button came out two inches from the T.V. Jack turned it 5 times to the right, then 4 times to the left. The the screen in the T.V opened revealing a steel screen. In the middle of the screen was a key hole.
"Dam!" yelled Jack. "We don't have the key. And chances are its somewhere in this castle. We'll never find it now." Jack pressed the T.V button in and the screen closed up and it went back to normal.
Nemalda was on her way back when she noticed a trail of blood leading to a closet door. Then she looked at her hand it was stained red, the color of blood. She was about to cry but she held it in and ran to the book shelf. "Look," she said when she found Jack and James. She showed them her hand. "And I saw the trail." She muttered under her tears.
"What does all this mean?" James questioned.
"Ok, heres what happened," Jack said. "When the Dark Prince became the Dark Prince he was eager to impress his father. He copied what his father did. Which means he did this. He would put a trail of blood and marked there hands. And thats how he marked who he would kill next. And the stain would came off there hand when they were dead."
"So," James started. "This means Slugleton is missing, we need to find this key, and Nemelda is going to die within 3 days."
The dark Prince held the tiny chest in his hand. The chest was a small and tiny and brown like a little treasure chest. In the bottom was a little black hole. Going through the hole was a curve of steel. The Dark Prince pulled the curve out of the hole. Then once the chest was unlocked he opened it. Inside was a small key. This was the key that unlocked the book shelf. The key that Jack and James needed.
"WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!" The Dark Prince yelled.
For since his father did not want him to be Prince he was never told him the secret of the book shelf so he did not know what the key meant. But this was the key Jack needed. The Dark Prince picked up a remote and pressed the on button. On the wall came Nemelda like a T.V showing everything that she was doing at that moment. He knew if he didn't get rid of her soon she would want more power then he was wiling to give her.
"Time to set my plan in motion," The Dark Prince said to himself. He snapped his fingers.
Then inside Jack, Nemelda, and Slugletons secret hiding place came a note.
"What is this?" Nemelda questioned while pointing at the note.
Jack opened it and read it aloud.
"If you want your slug friend back he will be waiting for you in the living room of my castle. But I should warn you if the girl comes into the castle she will be in grave danger, HAHAHAHAHAH!"
"Ok," Jack explained. "This is what will do. James and I will go into the castle and get Slugleton, but while in the castle we will search for the key. Nemelda you will stay here because this is the safest place to be. From the castle with some magic I will be able to keep an eye on you."
"Ok," said Nemelda sadly. "I guess that's as safe as I can be."
The Dark Prince shut off his T.V because while they are gone he should be able to catch Nemelda.
Jack and James arrived at the castle. Strangely the door was opened. They walked in the castle, and Jack showed James to the living room. It was three brown cushioned chairs and one brown coffee table. And tied down to the coffee table was Slugleton.
"Let's untie him," said James. As soon as Slugleton could talk he started blurting out things.
"You shouldn't have come for me," Slugleton stated. "Don't talk. Just let me explain. The Dark Prince is working with Nemelda, but he felt soon she would want more power so he had to get rid of her. So now she is probably dead.
Jack made a screen appear in the air. Sure enough back at the hideout Nemelda's body lay bloody on the floor.
"OK guys even though Nemelda betrayed us she is still a friend," Jack stated. "So let's help her let us find that key.
Jack, James, and Slugleton stood in The Dark Princes thinking room.
"This is most likely where the key is going to be," Jack stated.
They all started searching the room. They searched every possible spot of the room but still they could not find the key to the book shelf.
"It's not here," James proclaimed.
"What, hold on one second," Jack offered as a response.
Right in front of them, right in plain sight was the chest with the hole and the curve of steel. Jack lifted the chest removed the curve and opened the chest. A smile went right on Jacks face.
"Here it is." And he turned around to show the others. "Let's go to the book shelf now."
But before they could leave the room there was a slam of the door.
"Oh no!" James yelled. "It's him he's home."
The doors lead to the creaking of the stairs.
"Quickly the window," Slugleton stated.
They all climbed out the window. But before James could get out the window The Dark Prince entered the room. He noticed the key. He ran to the window but James had already fallen out and ran away.
"MINION!" The Dark Prince screamed. Suddenly a tall man with light skin wearing a yellow turban walked into the room.
"Yes sir," Minion said.
"Release," he paused for a moment. "The giant."
Minion walked about the streets like a normal person until he reached a very tall building on the outskirts of town. It was starting to get dark there were clouds in the sky. And then rain fell from the sky. He walked into the building. Nothing was there but a giant cage which took up all the room in the building. The man took of his turban. He had long disgusting red hair. Black circles around his eyes. And one of his arms fell off. One arm was short like a T-rex arm. He opened the cage.
"Come out Giant, I have a mission for you." he started to laugh. "Good bye James," Minion said quietly.
Looking at the giant all you could see was two huge green long legs. Then a huge body. He was wearing a tan coat with holes in it. And you could not see his head, it was above the clouds. The giant knew his mission he was walking about the city trying to find Jack, James and Slugleton. Every step he made created a vibration in the city.
Luckily the three of them were not in the city. They were on the outskirts of the city. They stepped into a wall-mart. They felt the vibration they knew what was coming.
"What are we doing here? There is a crazy thing on the loose and were in wall-mar," James questioned angrily.
"Listen we were just a group in this chain of groups trying to take care of the Dark evils in our world," James replied.
James walked right up to the entrance door. He shut off the lights. And as soon as the lights went off a small blue button appeared under the light switch. James pressed it. The whole floor started opened up, except for where they were standing. Now all that was in the room was them a big black hole and one slide going into the abyss.
"Ok let's go down the slide," Jack stated.
They all went down. This slide was fast. James's face felt like rubber plastered to his head. Finally after 10 minutes they reached the floor and got off the slide. James thought his face would never feel the same. In front of them now was a tall muscular black man. He had very blond short hair.
"What is your need of assistants?" The man asked.
"Well Juan," Jack started. "There is a giant heading this way and if he gets here you and this place will be destroyed."
"OK, my people will be on it." Juan started to walk away.
"The dark prince and minion are going to kill us too," Jack pointed out.
Juan turned around. "Second thought, follow me. Here's the plan I'll give you weapons to kill the giant and I myself will kill minion and after were done we will both kill the dark prince. If anything shall happen to me come here ask for Linda she will know what to do."
Finally they reached a rather large closet. Juan opened it and inside was all different types of guns. He gave them both two silver guns. They each got a big one and a small gun.
"Here's what you do," Juan started. "Shoot him a couple of times with the big one. Trust me you'll know when it starts working. The two shots with the little one should kill him." He paused. "BREAK!"
James and Jack found the giant and planned how they were going to get close enough to the giant to shoot him. Meanwhile Juan was where the cage of the giant was kept. And there he found minion. The man with one short arm.
"Ah hello my old friend," minion laughed.
"This is no time for laughing minion for this is your last minute on this earth," Juan replied.
"So cold, but I believe this will be your last minute." Minion walked real close to Juan and started right into his eyes. In minions eyes Juan saw a beautiful beach. He was running along the sand. It was simply beautiful.
Then Juan realized his eyes were closed when he opened them he really was on this beach. This beach was the last time he saw his family. It was the most wonderful place in the world. Everything was fine until Juan saw a man and this man was minion. But even in his presence Juan could not stop smiling. Juan tried to question minion but no words could come out his mouth.
"You are probably wondering why you are here," minion started. "You see when I kill my victims I bring them to the place that makes them the happiest. When someone is in that place they are less powerful, and when people are angry they are more powerful. Ok enough talk let me just finish this."
Minion let electricity come from his small hand. When it reached Juan, Juan held out his arm and kept capturing it, it was hard to do but Juan did it. But the electricity kept coming. It was hard enough for Juan already and it kept getting harder.
"You see," minion started. "You could keep this up but soon the Dark Prince will be here and he will kill you. Or eventually this will get too hard for you and I will kill you. So either way you die."
Juan realized this was the end. If he was going to die anywhere it would be here with his family. Juan lowered his hand and the electricity started hitting his body. And it hurt so much but then he saw something that made it all better. He saw his wife and kids. They had been waiting for him all this time. He saw his mother and father. He started to cry, he was so happy he ran to them. As soon as he ran his body fell to the floor and his spirit kept running. And when he was with them all the pain went away. They all flew away into the sky. Minion smiled he had not seen the spirits because he is not dead but what he did see was an enemy dead.
"You foolish man, I bid you a due for now I must see how much lovely damage my giant has done."
The Giant is still rampaging through the city. Tall buildings crumble beneath the Giants feet, while little buildings crumple under the giant's toes. The air was getting cold. Also with the rain Jack and James were freezing. They were still unaware that Juan had been killed by minion.
"Ok, let's just go out there and fallow Juan's instructions, I promise you we will be ok," Jack muttered.
But before they could go out and get rid of the giant they saw minion. So they knew he must have won the battle between him and Juan.
"Forget the giant Juan is dead so let's go and ask for Linda," Jack stated.
They dropped their guns and ran back to that wall-mart. Minion saw shadows moving so he ran over to where they were before. He found their guns.
He began to talk to himself "So they were here." Then he stared at the guns. "These should come in handy later."
They got back to the wall-mart went through the slide and were back to where they were before. They went further than they did before. Then they found a front desk. Sitting there was a rather tall lady with light skin and bright blond hair. "Can I help you?" she asked.
James then said everything that happened. And he ended with Juan told us to find Linda.
"Oh well I am Linda, Linda Harrington, and you lost those guns so there is absolutely no way to kill that giant. So the best idea is to get everyone to evacuate the building and go back to the book shelf."
"Ok, I guess that's the plan then," Jack stated.
Linda hit a big red button on the desk and sirens started going off.
"Let's go back to that castle," Linda said and started walking.
They made their way to the castle.
"The giant is probably at the wall-mart now so we have to make this fast," Linda stated.
They walked into the castle It was pitch black. Linda grabbed a candle holder and lit the candle. As they walked further into the castle they heard a loud creepy old voice.
It was saying "MRS. HARRINGTON MRS. HARRINGTON!" over and over.
"Why does it keep saying your last name Linda?" questioned James.
"I don't know." Linda replied.
They kept going deeper and deeper into the castle and the voice kept getting louder and louder.
They were in a very small hallway and it was pitch black except for the light Linda gave Jack. They were walking in order of Jack, James, and Linda. The voice kept getting louder until it was screaming. Then it stopped.
"Thank goodness it stopped right Linda," said James.
There was no response, James turned around. He could see anything but blackness so he reached out and nothing was there. Until something grabbed him and pulled him into the darkness. He was flying in the air being pulled and all he saw was darkness. Then they dropped him. He couldn't see a thing. He kept walking around until finally he hit into something. It was a candle, but there were no matches. He picked up the candle.
"What a waste," he muttered to himself.
But suddenly in his grasp a single flame appeared on top of the candle. He looked around the room that he was in. There was nothing but books all torn up and thrown on the floor. Sticking out of the wall was a knife running through a letter. On the letter spelled out in blood was the name James. James once again got that sense of fear. He pulled off the knife and slowly opened the note. Written in blood it said.
"Find the book shelf die a hero, don't find it become the villain." James had absolutely no idea what this could possibly mean; the words kept running through his head over and over again. Until he saw a shadow out in the hall.
"Oh no you don't" James said to himself.
He ran out into the hall and jumped on the person he saw. It would have been a good plan, but it wasn't because the person was Linda.
"Oh hello Linda," James said in an unsure voice.
"Hello," she replied. "I have seen Jack he said just to meet him at the book shelf and I was around here looking for you. Ok lets go."
"Wait hold on," James ran got the note and came back.
"Ok," Linda started. "I'll tell you what this means walk and talk." They began to walk down the hall. "It's a riddle," Linda continued. "It is a warning it is saying if you go to the book shelf you will die, but if you don't evil will win."
"Ok," James interrupted. "Few questions. First why are we going to the book shelf, and also who in this castle would want to help me?"
"Ok first no one is trying to help you. It's a trick they knew you would be so naive so they sent you this note so you wouldn't go to the book shelf and they would kill you."
They arrived at the book shelf and surly enough Jack was already there. Little did they know that someone had been watching there every move.
The on button on the TV. came out and Jack turned it to the left 5 times, then to the right 4 times. The screen split in half and the screen opened up revealing a steel screen with a key hole in the middle. James took out the key from his pocket, put it in the key whole and turned the key. The outer shelf with the TV went back and was level with the other two outer ones. Then those three went in so all 5 shelves were in one straight row. Then the floor beneath the shelves opened up and all 5 shelves slowly went into the ground. Now in front of them was a steel wall with one tiny door.
"This is it," Jack announced.
"This is where the true air to the throne is," Linda continued.
"This is the moment we have been waiting for," James finished.
Jack opened the door and all he saw was a tunnel of sorts.
"Let's go," Jack said as he walked into the tunnel.
Then Linda stepped into to the tunnel and James last. The door was about to close after James walked in but just before it could a hand covered by a black glove caught it and the person walked it. But none of the others noticed this person was following them.
As they walked through the tunnel the walls and ceiling kept enclosing on them. Then they saw an opening in the end. When James and Jack and Linda reached the opening it revealed a gigantic room. The ceilings, walls, and floor were all rock. They all stared out in amazing. None of them had ever seen something as amazing as this place. From where they were there was a long winding path of stone leading up to the statue.
"Let's go," Linda said.
They began to walk down the path. One slip on the path and you fell to your death to the pointy rocks at the bottom. Just a few feet behind them was that person following them. But they didn't not know here was there and even if they did they wouldn't be able to tell who the person was because they hide in the darkness.
Finally after an hour of walking they reached. The statue of the greatest king of the light.
"How do we you know bring him back?" questioned James.
The person behind them hiding in the shadows watched very closely.
"Well," Linda began. "It was said that the king had the power of 10 warlocks and witches. But his power was not strong enough for the dark king. But with his amazing powers he only needs two more people to help him break free."
Linda and Jack looked at each other nodded and turn to the statue. They each put a hand on his chest and began to chant a spell.
The statue started to break apart. You could only see cracks of light shining through the statue.
"All we have to do is say the spell one more time and he shall be released from the stone," Linda stated.
A spooky laughter came through the shadows. They all turned around, but could see no one there.
"You all think you can save the child," the voice echoed throughout the tunnel. "You forget that one touch of darkness while he is in the statue brings death to him." The voice started to laugh once again.
They all stared out into the darkness to see where the voice was coming from, but sadly they saw nothing. Then a pair of black shoes appeared as the person came out of the shadows. It was the Dark Prince.
"You want to get to the true king you'll have to go through all of us," Jack said angrily.
"OK then," the Dark Prince replied.
He walked up to Jack and shoved him off the edge. Linda began to attack but he powers were no match for the Dark Princes powers. She soon found herself lying on the floor. James stayed out of the Dark Princes way because he knew he would die if he tried to fight him. The Dark Prince put his hand on the statues chest and began to chant. But Linda quickly got up put her hand on the chest and began to chant too. And the light kept shining and the prince was coming out.
"WHAT? WHAT HAPPENED I'M STRONGER THEN HER!" The Dark Prince shouted.
"Yeah but with two powers going into the statue he comes out," Linda stated smiling.
The Dark Prince ran quickly out of the tunnel. He knew he had little time left. Finally the boy was standing there in front of them.
"I see your friend has died I shall help you," he stated.
He lifted his arm and Jack rose up to the surface and was once again standing with everyone.
"Here is what we shall do," the prince continued. "I will handle the dark prince but I shall need your assistants Linda. And Jack and James I need you to go into hiding Jack you know where to go. Because the Dark King will be after you."
"OK let's go James," Jack said.
"Hold on," James started. "I I I I can't just leave I mean what about my mom and my whole life here."
"Just think of it like this," Jack answered. "That part of your life is over. This is not the end of the adventure. This is just the beginning of a new one."
"I can't just leave my mom she is coming with us."
"No and I know for a fact she will understand. Come on let's walk and talk."
"Here is what happened," Jack began to tell James the story of his mother as they walked out of the tunnel. "Your mom used to be part of our team. She didn't have any powers, but she was an amazing fighter. She never had a weakness. Then she met a man and we really stopped seeing her. She did some missions but when the Darkfins came she was nowhere to be found. They took over. When she came back she had had a baby and then when she saw everything destroyed she didn't want this to be the environment her child grew up in."
"Then she retired her husband died and her kid grew up," James finished sadly. "If she was such a great fighter then why can't she come with us?" James questioned.
"She retired and let's just say once you retire from this world there is no coming back."
James began to cry. "Listen James, your mom is a great fighter just go say goodbye. I promise you will see her again."
That kind of cheered James up. Then they found themselves in front of James house. There was a rumble in the ground.
"I'd hurry up because by the sound of that the giant is on its way," Jack mentioned.
James went inside the house. His mom already was told what was going on. They both saw each other and stood a few feet apart. His mom was good looking; she was tall with long brown hair. Both then began to cry. They ran up to each other and began a long hug.
"This is not the end I will be back for you," she said through her tears.
"I love you mom," James said while sniffling. No one really knows how much they love and care for their parent until they are gone.
The Giants foot opened up the door.
"James go out the back," his mom said.
She ran him to the back where Jack was with a black motorcycle. They both jumped on and slowly started to leave.
"I LOVE YOU," was the last words James heard his mom say. Just slowly drifting away. "I LOVE YOU i love you i love you,"
Back in the house Minion came crashing through the door. James mom ran up the stairs and hid
in the bedroom. Minion blocked the door so she could not get out. Then he started a fire and him and the Giant left.
"Ok Giant we have destroyed the whole city, nothing left but dirt and crumbled remains. It's time for you to go back in your cage," Minion stated.
Back in the house the fire started to get into the room. Luckily there was a small window that she could squeeze through. She made it out just in time.
But James could not see that she made it out all he saw was the house burning down and he thought the worst.
The Dark Prince looked out his window on the highest floor and he stared out at the destroyed city. Just crumbled remains of building. He lifted his hand and buildings started to rebuild themselves only they were now black. They whole city was now consumed by the darkness. And anyone that was still in the city would become evil by the darkness.
"You have taken the city and stole all the good in it and what is your prize?" said the true prince. He and Linda were standing in front of the door. The Dark Prince turned around.
"The satisfaction of my father," The Dark Prince replied. "Once he has seen what I have done he will be so proud of me."
"It doesn't have t0 be like this," Linda butted in. "Your father is evil, but you can go against him and be good and destroy all of his powers then he will be proud of you."Linda walked up close to him.
"Your right," The Dark Prince muttered. Then he put out his hand and sent a ball of darkness to Linda and it hit her and she went crashing through the wall.
"You actually think I would turn my back on the evil world. You are so foolish."
Then he sent darkness never ending streaming from his hand. The true prince did the same thing only with light. They hit in the middle. Now it was just a true power of strength. But the Dark Prince was no match for the true prince. The light kept moving forward like a game of tug-a-war and the light was the flag. Until the light hit the dark prince. It was as if a car rammed a person over. That is how this felt to the dark prince. He just lie there on the floor.
"Now I send you back to the darkness of which you came," said the True Prince.
He put out his hand and a hole of darkness appeared under the dark prince and he fell into the darkness.
The True Prince turned to Linda and helped her up. "I guess after all those years it's finally over," Linda stated.
"Actually it's not there is still more evil in our world and now they all will be coming after us."
James sat on the back of Jacks motorcycle blaming himself for everything wrong in his life. They pulled over to a rest stop and Jack got out of the motorcycle but James just sat there.
"Are you going to come in?" Jack questioned.
"Why should I?" James said emotionless.
"I don't know maybe you have to pee just come on," Jack tried to get James to move but he wouldn't budge.
"I have nothing I have to mother, nothing, and it's all my fault."
"How is it possibly your fault?" Jack questioned.
"All I had to do was stay in that house a little longer, but instead I rushed out."
"First of all, maybe she got out you have no idea, and even if she did die she would not want you to blame yourself for everything."
"Let's just get back on the road," James said in a monotone voice that he had been using the whole conversation.
The ride felt like a lifetime to the both of them. It took all day and they still had not arrived at this place yet. When the sun started to set they took a 10 minute break at a pit stop and then they kept traveling through the night.
The cold air hitting Jack and going right back to the motionless James. Until they finally hit the part of the ride that gets interesting. There were three hills. And each one got bigger. The first one was like a 30 foot drop.
"Hope you're ready," Jack said to James.
"Whatever," was the response he got.
They went up the hill. At the top they just fell straight down. They kept getting the feeling that your stomach was up in your chest. They when they hit the ground dirt flew into their faces.
The next drop was 100 feet straight down. And they had the same feeling as the first drop but it was worse this time. And the final drop was 150 in the air.
At the top of the hill James said "Why are these hills even here."
"So no one is crazy enough to try to get to where we are going."
Then the dropped down to the dirt.
The long and terrible ride was finally coming to an end. They were on a dirt path for a good half hour. Until they finally saw this mansion. The house was white, it had a wooden door. There were three windows with red curtains on either side of the door. Then two windows a floor above with long balconies coming out. Then up for the next three floors were a couple of the same type of windows. Then on about the tenth floor was a huge balcony that came out like a room floating in mid air. He had never dreamed of living in a house this nice.
"How is it that no one can see this house from miles away?" James questioned.
"Because this house was created by your mother and she charmed it is whenever you were in it only people with you could see it. And it remained invisible whenever you were in it. You mother always wanted you to be safe," Jack finished.
James eyes swelled up with tears. And big wet tears came out he was crying so hard for his mother.
"And now she is gone and everything she did goes to waste because she couldn't finish them. And it's all my fault," James said through his tears.
"No her projects didn't go to waste because they were all to protect you and you survived the dark prince and she will always be with you," Jack said in a comforting way.
James stopped crying understanding that his tears were not going to do anything. They went in to the house. And the first couple of days were fine with each-others company but on day 10 James wanted to leave.
"NO YOU MUST STAY!" Jack yelled.
James stopped by the door and said "It doesn't matter I have no reason to live."
They saw a letter hit the top balcony and both of them ran to it. Jack picked it up first. He looked at it and was surprised.
"Uh it's to you James."
James opened and read the letter.
To my dearest James,
I just want you to know that I am ok and I can fend for myself and I will be back for you. I want you know that I always love you. And when all the evils in the world are gone I will be your mother again.
James tears hit the page and he simply said "It was my mom."
In a far tower there was a man watching them the man was all dressed in black and you could not see his face. "I know they are in that charmed castle but when the time is right this world will be ours," said the man. "I have brought you back and given you one last chance shall you fail you die."
The man turned around and the dark prince was right in front of him.
The dark prince simply said "Yes FATHER."
"I will win," said his father. "I always win and you want to know why I always win, because I am THE DARK KING!"
End of book 1
to me cotinued…