Fireflies-- Chapter One

April 29, 2011

Gasps echo around me as I grab Fel’s arm. Guns point, men shout, but I ignore them. The roof is collapsing, leaving an escape hole, and I grin as the explosives meant to kill Fel trip up the gunners.
“Storm! Your matches!”
I instantly understand Fel’s cry, and let go of her quickly. She takes the matches out of my pocket and lights one rapidly.
“Run, Storm!” she shouts, and tosses the match at the explosives.
I run. Fel is left behind, but I don’t worry for long. The house is not blown to bits just yet, and already Fel is leaping out of the hole in the roof.
“Come on, Fel!” I call, and in seconds she is right beside me. Screams of panic reach my ears, and I hear a huge explosion as the C4 detonates.
Within ten minutes Fel and I are in the forest. The dark night envelops our tree, but our strong vision allows us to clamber up the tree and into our camo sleeping bags.
“Ugh. Where do you think-”
I stop Fel as she speaks.
“I know where they came from, Fel. They’re not anyone normal. Didn’t you see their eyes?”
“Um, no.”
“I know they were wearing masks, but I could see their eyes. I know some of them from the Halflord’s.”
“Oh god, Storm, don’t say that name. You promised you would never say the name again!”
“Sheesh.” I reply.
I wriggle into my sleeping bag, nestled in a fork between two limbs in the giant oak.
“Storm, why does he want us? We’re just kids. So?”
“You know why, Fel.” I reply. “Fireflies, remember?”
My twelve-year-old sister stares at me. “How could I forget? What I mean is, for what PURPOSE does he want us?”
“I think he wants to kill us, but if—”
“What if he can’t kill us?”
“Fel, if he can’t kill us, he’ll trap us and bring us to his lair. THEN he’ll kill us.”

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writerfreak21231This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:59 am
WOW!!!! i cant WAIT! to read more!!!! this was great!!! good job! :)(: do you think you could check out some of my work? just click my user name and then choose one of my stories. I really need more comments and feedback on Terror out of this world. Thanks and keep writing, because i loved this!!! :)(:
Fangstorm_The_Vampire said...
May 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm
For those who do not know it, in a few of the books that I'm writing the Halflord is an evil guy. He is half human and half Lord of Destruction, hence the name "Halflord".
DarkPandaAngel said...
May 12, 2011 at 7:18 am
Is this it or is there more? I really liked it so far. It has a very good beginning and I want to know what happens next. Good job.
Fangstorm_The_Vampire replied...
May 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm
Oh, there is definetly more, its just not written yet. Comment please with the name of your stories and such! I wanna check it out!
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