I darted around the foggy forest, trying to find an opening in the misty shadows. "It's like a maze in here!" I thought. I spotted something coming my way, so I immediately scrambled under a holly-bush.
Stealthily curving through the trees, a silent shark flew into my sight with spooky ease. I clutched the periwinkle amulet that hung loosely around my neck. The shark slowly approached my bush and I pressed myself to the ground clenching my teeth.I knew the shark had seen me.
"HEY BIG GUY! LOOKY OVER HERE!" I heard a shout. I knew immediately that it was my older sister Jade, coming to my rescue yet again. Jade pulled out a silver sword, and I watched as she skillfully slashed and jabbed at the beast before me. "Run Brooke!" Jade yelled at me, but I didn't budge. I wasn't leaving her alone.
Jade continued yelling at me, but I just watched as she sliced the shark one last time, sending it to the ground with a thud. "Are you okay Jade?" I asked, running to my sister. She scowled at me as blood streamed down her arm. Jade pulled a cloth out of her satchel and pressed it onto a deep gash on her shoulder, wincing as she did so.I gasped. Jade just stared at me disapprovingly. She roughly grabbed my wrist, and tugged me through the woods. It was around twenty minutes before we came out into a wide clearing, the evil of the forest behind us.
"WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!" Jade screamed at me. I leaned back, frightened. Jade continued, "SINCE MOM DIED I'VE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD FOR YOU, AND YOU REPAY ME BY ALMOST GETTING US BOTH KILLED?!" "I... I didn't mean to... I mean, I just..." I trailed off, unable to think of an excuse."Oh, you didn't mean to huh?" Jade screamed on, "Well then what were you doing in Malum Woods? Hmm?" "I... I..." I showed her the amulet. Jade's eyes grew wide at the site of the jewel. "Where did you get that?!" She asked me, gasping as she tapped it's sparkling surface. "In... In the forest." I said softly. Jade saw right through my lie. "You stole it didn't you!" Jade stepped back, she looked scared. We both knew that with me being only 12, Jade would be the one responsible for any crime I committed.
Do you like it so far? I certainly hope so! Part 4 is coming soon!