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Characters


Name: Fuliginoso
Nickname: Fuli
Color: Camouflage
Species: Krawk
Gender: Male
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Polymaths
Nickname: Lyma
Color: Faerie
Species: Draik
Gender: Female
Description: Coming soon!

Name: ProfesorCuddlesworth
Nickname: Professor Cuddlesworth
Color: Baby
Species: Wocky
Gender: Male
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Bazlen
Nickname: Baz
Color: Darigan
Species: Hissi
Gender: Male
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Guikh
Nickname: Gui
Color: Snow
Species: Gnorbu
Gender: Female
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Rowlett
Nickname: Rowlett
Color: Red
Species: Kacheek
Gender: Female
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Hallmark
Nickname: Hallmark
Color: Spotted
Species: Kougra
Gender: Female
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Chioreie
Nickname: Rei
Color: Faerie
Species: Lutari
Gender: Male
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Emrolde
Nickname: Em
Color: Jelly
Species: Kougra
Gender: Female
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Cyrth
Nickname: Cyrth
Color: Magma
Species: Peophin
Gender: Male
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Desttinii
Nickname: Destini
Color: Ice
Species: Cybunny
Gender: Female
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Mawmunch
Nickname: Munch
Color: Chocolate
Species: Xweetok
Gender: Female
Description: Coming soon!

Name: Squishels
Nickname: Squish
Color: Plushie
Species: Gnorbu
Gender: Female
Description: Coming soon!

Chapter One

And so she spoke; her words filled the room the way sunlight fills a dark corner. Her words were beautiful, yet sinister at the same time. As she read, she pushed her glistening blonde hair back behind her ear, as it constantly fell into her pale blue eyes. The class stared at her with wonder, her cheeks slowly turning red. The blue spinning chair behind which she stood was pushed into a wooden desk, covered in the professor's belongings. Pens, papers, books and items Lyma couldn't even name had found a home on Professor Cuddlesworth's cluttered desk. The dark brown walls were covered in English terms and quotes, such as
 photo Untitled.pngShow, not tell. photo Untitled.png She, as everyone else, was to learn them. But she need not, for she was already a master of words.

A few years back, she was told to read to her little sister, Squishels. Their mother had asked her to read Peter Pan. When she did, Squish simply became mesmerized at the sound. Squish was three years old at the time; the girls are seven years apart, making Lyma ten. Ever since, she hasn't liked reading aloud. The sight of her sister staring into her eyes with her own solid black pair disturbed Lyma. Now she doesn't even feel comfortable reading to her best friends, Rowlett, Destini, and Mawmunch.

When she finished, the entire class just sat in ear-splitting silence for what felt like a few hours, but was really only a matter of seconds. Lyma didn't like the effect her reading took on people; it scared her. She wished she could bottle it up and hide it from the world. All of a sudden, the class began cheering.

 photo Untitled.pngWow Lyma, that was so beautiful! photo Untitled.png

 photo Untitled.pngAmazing story! photo Untitled.png

 photo Untitled.pngI wish I were as clever as you! photo Untitled.png

They all applauded, until Professor Cuddlesworth cut in.  photo Untitled.pngSettle down, class. photo Untitled.png He rolled his red eyes for the hundredth time.  photo Untitled.pngLyma, when did you become such a master of words? photo Untitled.png

 photo Untitled.pngPerhaps it was my adoration of novels. photo Untitled.png She explained as she began walking toward her desk, her ruffled purple skirt in her hands as she twirled it around. She loved purple so much; you could never find her not wearing it. She loved it so much she made sure to get purple highlights.

BAM! The door suddenly swung open; Lyma stopped in her tracks, her lavender shoes squeaked on the tile floor, leaving a long black streak.

 photo Untitled.pngThat's not her story. It's mine. photo Untitled.png A creepy character by the name of Fuliginoso claimed; his voice deep and malevolent.

The class full of 9th graders all gasped and grinned at him suspiciously. He simply ignored them, as though it were only him, the professor, and Lyma.

 photo Untitled.pngWhat are you talking about? photo Untitled.png the professor asked curiously.  photo Untitled.pngAnd why are you here? photo Untitled.png

 photo Untitled.pngI'm here to claim what's rightfully mine. photo Untitled.png He wore a tall tan trench coat, such as Sherlock Holmes might have. He began inching towards Lyma and her paper-covered desk.  photo Untitled.pngThat story belongs to me. photo Untitled.png He extended his sweaty, greasy hand out to her and demanded,  photo Untitled.pngHand it over and no harm will come to you. photo Untitled.png His fire-painted eyes were full of hatred. Lyma hesitated while the class watched.

 photo Untitled.pngHelp, officer! Someone by the name of Fuliginoso is here disrupting my class! photo Untitled.png Professor Cuddlesworth frantically whispered into the grey corded school phone.

 photo Untitled.pngI'm on my way. Hold him off until I get there, photo Untitled.png Officer Rei declared.

The professor turned to Fuliginoso.  photo Untitled.pngDon't you touch her, photo Untitled.png he warned, protectively placing himself between Fuliginoso and Lyma. She began shaking; her whole body twitched out of fear.

 photo Untitled.pngThat story, photo Untitled.png he spoke once more,  photo Untitled.pngbelongs to me. It is mine. photo Untitled.png

BAM! The door swung open once more, this time leaving a long dark mark on the wall.

 photo Untitled.pngIs this him? photo Untitled.png asked Officer Rei.

The professor nodded silently, still protecting Lyma. But before the officer could stop him, Fuliginoso pulled out a metal pistol and pointed it right in his face. Officer Rei immediately began turning red in the face, as the fear showed in his eyes.

Suddenly, something occurred to the professor. He gasped then cried,  photo Untitled.pngLyma, read! photo Untitled.png His face flushed pale from its normal dark tan.  photo Untitled.pngREAD! photo Untitled.png

Lyma obeyed. Once again, she submerged herself and every set of ears in the room into an entirely different world. Halfway down the page of her enchanting story, all became calm. Lyma words controlled him. How? She would never know.

 photo Untitled.pngSir, come with me. photo Untitled.png Officer Rei placed cold metal handcuffs on him, taking his shiny gun. He did not resist, oh no, for he was very calm, as calm as as the sound of the ocean.

It's almost as if Fuliginoso was searching for something…something like the story.

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