I ran up the jagged path, pulling Kinny behind me. "Uhhh!", he groaned. "Almost there.", I replied to his noise. "This is taking forever!", he exclaimed. "The ship is almost there.", I said again.
The morning rose over the horizon, balancing on it like a beach ball on the tip of a sea lion's nose. I drew a smile over my face, but it quickly vanished once I saw the massive crowd waiting for the ship. "Looks like we were never late at all.", I mumbled to myself. "Really?", Kinny said in a sarcastic tone, obviously overhearing me. I shot him a look, and he closed his mouth. But I could still sense he was planning something that had malice writing all over it in his head.
I stood in the awkward silence of strangers. Kinny looked up at me with his shining eyes. He's not innocent., I thought.
"When do we get to see daddy, Avaron?", Kinny asked tugging on my arm. "Soon.", I replied, trying not to let Kinny see the tears in my eyes. He hadn't seen our father years, until later today.
Minutes lurked by, draining the early morning's pleasure. We waited silently until a mountainous ship appeared, reading, Exeed printed on the side of it.
We boarded the gangplank and were greeted by a women wearing a red coat. "Hello, welcome to the Exeed. The only boat on the sea's that is faster then all the others. Tickets please.", she said. I stuck my hand deep in my pocket, and pulled out two crinkly papers. "Here you go.", I muttered handing her the tickets. "Thank you. Kayoki! Please show this young lady and her brother to their cabin."
A women came hustling out from behind a door. "Yes, ma'am. Come, children.", she said motioning for us to follow. Her golden hair flowed to her waist, gliding in different directions. She was wearing a baby blue dress and an apron with lilies on it tied behind her.
Kayoki led us down many stairs, letting more and more pressure above us. Soon I was petrified of the though of being under so many levels. "Hello, children. I am Kayoki. Think of me as a guide or counselor or. . . anything really. Even a mother. Speaking of mothers, where are your parents?", she asked lifting an eyebrow.
"My father is in the war. We are meeting him today.", I responded quietly. "And your mother?", Kayoki questioned. "M- my mother passed away y-years ago.", I stumbled. "Oh! You poor dears. I am so sorry." Kinny started silently crying. I pushed him closer to me. "Everything will be alright, okay?", I asked him. Kinny nodded slightly.
Kayoki steered us to a door, which was apparently ours. "Here you go, dearie.", Kayoki said to us unlocking the door. We were halfway through when she caught my shoulder. "Stay strong.", she whispered. I nodded and entered the room.
I stare out the porthole, wondering what is wrong with the sky. "Kinny, does something seems wrong to you?", I asked my brother. "Yeah. You're in my room.", he answered. "No! Not that, The sky. It seems. . . weird." Kinny came to stand by my side. He peaked out the window and shrugged. "Who cares? Just the sky.", he said. "Well, what if a storm is coming?", I questioned him. He shrugged his shoulders again, and went back to unpacking.
Later that day, I occasionally peered out the porthole window. Every time, the water was more rough, and the wind was blowing harder. "A storm is surely brewing. I mean, look at the ocean.", I finally said. "What if the storm delays the ship's arrival to home?", I asked Kinny. "How should I know? I am only twelve. And you heard what the lady said. It is the fastest boat on the sea. We'll make it.", Kinny responded. "Why am I asking a kid for advice?", I asked myself.
By night, you could hear the tides crashing, and the wind was howling through the down pouring of the rain. This worried me as I fell asleep next to Kinny in the small bed of the ship cabin. . .
Just a writey-mood pug in a corner of the universe. . .
I guess they're not here... they might show up. But for now, let's hold auditions! Here are the spots for anyone who wants it:
Kinny (Kin-Lee): Open
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"Lousy boy," I mumbled to myself as I clutched Kinny by the wrist, pacing us to the railing of the ship.
"You sure do mumble a lot!" Kinny screeched at the top of his lungs, just loud enough for me to hear him through the crashing of the tides and the wailing and roaring of the wind. But the question is, how did he hear me?
"Okay, Kinny," I yelped with a blazing edge in my throat, "we're gonna have to jump. I stuck my leg over the railing, letting the sea water pour out of my shoe.
"Jump!?" he yelped with astonishment. "I can't swim!" Kinny tried to trudge toward the center of the deck, but my clenched grip was too much for him to bare.
I said with the most caring voice I could at the moment, "Kinny, this is a matter of life or death. Just. . . come on!"
Kinny blinked rapidly and he started to shake. It may have been from the chilliness in the air, or his nerves. Either way, he felt like and earthquake. "N- no! I'm not gonna jump!" he protested with a gleam of fear in his eyes.
I grabbed him by the shoulders, and gave him a stare our mother used to when she was being serious. "Kin-Lee, you are going to jump. No matter what. I promise you will be safe. Now, see that piece of driftwood?" I pointed a doused piece of wooding that floated in the battering sea. "Aim for that."
"U- uh, okay," Kinny said, making his way to the railing and propping his leg over the bar. "S- see you d- down I guess," he said, then went dropping down with a howl of horror and panic. I heard a splash, then another cry of fear.
"I'll be down in a sec, Kinny!" I shouted. I waited for a reply. None. I squinted through the stabbing drops of the rain, searching for my brother. I saw an arm sink under the water, and I dove straight in.
Once again Sorry for the long wait. Here's my story
I walked onto the deck of the ship. The rain was coming down hard. So hard that it was difficult to see any more than three feet in front of me. I walked towards the railing to see if I could find any sort of lifeboat I could get into, because with that giant rock in the middle of my room I know this ships going to sink. "you're not going anywhere" A gruff voice yelled behind me. I cringed and turned to see the captain (Not talking to me) holding a girl by the arm. I held back a smerk as the girl used waterbending to whack the captain through the air, where he landed with an loud oofm! My eyes widened and I ran to the edge of the railing. That girl had just jumped over the side! I searched through the pouring rain to try and see if she had made it to the surface. I then sighed as her head came up above the water and she used her waterbending to swim away (is swims the right word? what eve's) I looked back at the captain who was pale with rage. He spotted me, getting up he tried to grab my arm. But I quickly backed away.
The captain glared at me and opened his mouth to say something. When the Ship got hit by a giant wave! The wave not only threw water all over the ship, but now the ship was leaning dangerously to the starbored side!(to the right side!) The captain, along with everyone else on bored was thrown on the deck. But I was less luckey. I was thrown on the deck only to be pushed by the wave towards a huge gap in the railing! I tried to grab anything and everything, but my hands found nothing that could pull me to safety. I screamed as my body was flung off the deck. My life flashed before my eyes as I waited for my body to hit the cold unforgiving sea. Hmm. I really didn't do much other than run away from home. THUMP! I gasped and looked around I was sitting in a lifeboat. It was still roped to the deck, which was about five feet above my head. "ok" I thought "That wasn't so baaaaahhhh!" with a suddened snap of rotten rope. The lifeboat fell towards the sea. It landed on the water a second before I landed in the bottom of the boat. My head, unfortunitly, landed on the hardist part of the boat it could've possibly found. The last thing I remember before blacking out was."Why does everything
always have to happen to me?!"
Sorry, I got sick and didn't really feel like writing..... Here you go:
I knew I couldn?t waste any time. I managed to make my way to the railing of the ship before the captain caught me by the arm. ?You?re not going anywhere.? he said, glaring at me. Suddenly overcome by power, I focused, and hit him with a water whip. When he fell backwards, a look of confusion and anger on his face, I jumped into the water below. The freezing water surrounding me sent shivers all over my body. Maybe it?s time to use my waterbending again...
I pushed myself forward across the water using my bending. Wow, this was way faster than swimming! I had no idea where I was though. Would I be able to call for help? No, there didn?t seem to be any boats around, and the rain would block out any sound I made anyway. This was NOT good. I traveled for what I thought was an agonizing 2 hours before I saw something resembling land about 200 feet away. I was losing my strength so I?d have to really push myself to make it. With all the energy I had left I did one final blast and finally grasped the shore.
Ah, how nice it felt to finally be on land! But still, where am I? What lives here? Were there poisonous beetlespiders or snakerflies? I hoped not. All I knew was that I needed to sleep, no matter how dangerous it was. This seems like more of a deserted island than a part of a large land mass so I doubted there was any houses I could ask for shelter in. Not that I?d want to look in that jungle of trees! I?d get a better look at this place in the morning.