AtticusI still remember the day that they came. I was alone, lying in the grass in my backyard. I was watching the stars, just waiting for one of them to come and take me away from my life. If you knew anything about my life, you would wish I was gone, too. My parents hated me, my best friend had abandoned me, and the girl of my dreams refused to acknowledge my existence. Lost in my own thoughts, I continued to gaze up at the sky. I smiled as I saw a shooting star, or at least what I thought was a shooting star. I watched as it steadily grew larger and larger, until it was a huge ball of flames, not disintegrating and fading like a normal star would. I pulled myself up onto my elbows and watched the flame-ball grow closer and larger, until the whole sky was filled with the sounds of whooshing and rumbling. As the now ginormous ball of fire soared closer, it was now obvious that it was a ship. A huge, burning, U.F.O., soaring though the sky, falling closer and closer to the ground. I rapidly c
The Legion, Part 1Ari lugged the large tent kit through the dead brown leaves that littered the forest floor, pausing to reposition the pole under her arm. She frowned in frustration. She would have to talk to Badger about his methods of teaching Frost and Fortress tent packing. She walked forward a few more steps, but stopped as the whole tent kit tumbled onto the ground. She dropped to the ground, grumbling as she began scraping the poles into the canvas cover. She folded it all up in a large bundle, and pulled it up into her arms. She began trudging through the woods, attempting to hold the bundle so that the poles wouldn't slip.
"Ari!" The cry startled Ari so much that she dropped her tent, sending the pieces flying once again. "What?!?!" she shouted, whirling around, her black hair flying into her eyes. Running towards her were two children, a boy and a girl, both wearing tattered clothes and carrying shotguns. "Ari, where are we supposed to be settin' up camp? 'Cause I thought we were supposed to