Friday, November 30, 2007

Everything's Magic Chapter 4

The drive home was silent. I glanced over to Jeph, who was glaring out the window. The clock in the car read 10:54. Dad would be home, and we would be in deep trouble. Jeph didn't stand a chance against him and neither did I. We would both probably get knocked out in one or two hits. Jeph had already gotten beaten up by some jerks on the way to get Liam's stupid book, and I was falling asleep.

In the drivers seat, Liam glanced nervously at the two of us. He and Ronnie are the only people that know what our dad puts us through, and they would do anything to keep us safe. He knows that if our dad's home, then we could possibly get seriously injured... Or worse. Suddenly, the shrill ring of his phone disturbed the silence. "Hey Ronnie." He said into the reciever. "What's up? Yeah, we're a few blocks away from their place. They're fine. Leah's shaking, though." I'm shaking? Didn't realize that. "Don't worry, I'll be home soon. Gosh, you're such a kid sometimes." I thought I saw Jeph smile at the remark. "Okay, okay, I know, you don't have to tell me again. Yeah, sure. Bye." He hung up and turned on to our street. I saw that the lights in our house were off. Good and bad. That means that Dad's either not home, he's sleeping, or he's actually using his brain and he devised a plan.

We pulled up and got out of the car. I helped Jeph up to the front steps and we both waved goodbye to Liam, who drove off. I fumbled with the house key around my neck and finally opened the door. Well. Dad used his brain. He was sitting in the armchair in the living room, waiting for us. He grinned, got up, and came over to where we were standing. "Well," He began, "looks like the little kiddies have been out late. You know what this means. I see it in your eyes. Fear. I guess we should get this over with." His fist smashed against Jeph's chest, and he was taken out instantly. Then he turned to me. I was thrown against the stairs and, in seconds, blacked out.

This happens almost every week. We're getting sick of it. I think it's time to escape.

The Demon Band: Chapter 3

Richard awoke at eight in the morning to Alex slamming the door as he came in.
“Were you gone all night?” Asked Richard.
“Yeah, Tara and I went shopping.” Replied Alex.
Richard couldn’t see clearly for the first few minutes. Once his eyes adjusted, he saw the big difference.
“What happened to your eyes?” Richard yelled.
Alex’s eyes were very different. Where they had once been blue they were now a black so dark it was frightening.
“What are you talking about?” Said Alex.
They walked over to the bathroom mirror.
“I don’t see anything.” Said Alex.
“Are you insane?”
“Look, I had better go home.”
Alex walked out the door. Richard rushed out after him.
“You live here!” He yelled down the hall.
Alex turned around and looked at him.
“Oh, okay.” Said Alex as he walked back.

Richard was confused all day, especially during their practice. Alex played like a drunken pig.
“What is wrong with you?” Asked Richard.
“My fingers feel bigger for some reason.”
“Okay, what happened last night?”
“Well if you really must know, we kissed!”
“You heard me. By the way, Tara is coming over tomorrow.”
Richard decided to accept the inexplicable change.

The next day, when Tara was at their place, Alex went out to get some food. He had been gone for an hour.
“Where is he?” Asked Tara
The phone rang and Richard answered it.
“Hello. Yes. What!”
He turned his head to Tara.
“Alex was hit by a car!”

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Everything's Magic Chapter 3

We went into the living room to see Ronnie petting a dog. A little furry chihuahua by the looks of it. "This is Scraps!" Ronnie said, in a very high, very cute voice. "We got him yesterday!" "He's so cute!" I exclaimed. Scraps was currently sitting and staring at me with huge puppy eyes. He then pounced on me and started licking my face. I saw the boys laughing while Ronnie said, "Aw look, Lee! He loves you!" When Scraps got off of me, I was covered in doggy kisses. He quickly pounced on to Jeph, who giggled childishly.

After meeting Scraps, we went to Liam's room, where all the games were at. I sat in the recliner in the corner while the boys argued on whether to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 or Final Fantasy 12. They decided to play FF12. When they put the disk in, they realized that the Playstation was not plugged in. "Liam!" Ronnie whined. "Plug it in! Hurry!" "Yeah!" Jeph whined with him. "Okay! Okay!" Liam said, as he hurried to plug it in. "Happy?" The other two boys shook their heads rapidly up and down. "Ow..." Ronnie said, after the rapid head shaking.

A few hours went by, so we decided to heat up some pizza. "Liam!" Ronnie whined. Again. "We want pizza now!" "God, Ronnie!" Liam said from the other room. "Learn to be patient!" A few minutes went by and the pizza was finished. "Finally!" Jeph exclaimed. "We were starving!" I laughed as the boys ran into the kitchen to get their pizza, nearly knocking over Liam who was standing in the doorway. "Kids these days." Liam muttered. They emerged with two plates full of pizza and came over to sit next to me. Jeph shared his plate with me while Ronnie shared with Liam.

After eating pizza, we watched The Nightmare Before Christmas (Ronnie and Jeph's "most favoritist movie ever"). "Hey, Jeph," Liam said from across the room. "Could you get my book? Here are the keys." He handed Jeph his car keys and Jeph went out to get the book. About ten minutes passed by and we started to get worried. It had only taken us about four minutes to walk from Liam's car to the house. Finally, Jeph staggered through the front door covered in cuts and bruises.

"Jeph," Ronnie cried, "What the hell happened to you?"

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Demon Band: Chapter 2

Sorry for not putting up a chapter lately


Chapter 2

The phone rang. Alex answered it.
“Hello, this is Alex.”
“What? Thanks.” He hung up
“Richard!” He yelled. “We’ve got a gig tomorrow!”
“Cool.” Richard replied.

The next day they went down to the club they were playing at. It was called “Electricita” The walls were all black and the floor was red.
Nothing much happened during the show, the crowd liked them, they got free food, the really important thing happened while they were walking home.

“Alex” said Richard “There’s someone following us.”
Alex looked behind them.
A black and blue haired girl was walking behind them. She was wearing a long black skirt that seemed to be twisted around her in every way. The oddest thing was her arms, they were covered in a strange wrapping that went up under her sleeves, it looked like they were mummified.
“Hi guys!” She yelled to them “Wait for me!”
“Is she nuts?” Richard asked.
The girl caught up with them. “My name’s Tara! You rock!”
“Hi Tara, nice to meet you” Said Alex.
That night Tara came home with them, Richard watched TV but Alex and Tara left to hang out. Alex fell asleep, and he had no idea what would happen the next day.