Gregor The Overlander book 6 (epilogue) Chapter One

January 20, 2011
By Alia_Tan GOLD, Elk Grove, California
Alia_Tan GOLD, Elk Grove, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I gotta right to sing the blues/
gotta right to moan and sigh/
I gotta right to sit and cry" From "I gotta right to sing the blues" By Louis Armstrong

It’s been about a year since I said the words “fly high”. One year since I was known as the chosen one, treated like a person other than some outcast. One year since I saw Luxa, the young queen of Regalia. One year since my life changed forever.

I live in South Carolina now. So much has happened in a year, starting with the thousand dollars that Vikus gave us. We are no longer poor. My father and mother both work, my sister Boots is just learning how to read, and my other sister Lizzie is the smartest girl in the fifth grade right now. It seems that everyone is doing fine since we moved to my Uncle’s; everyone except for me.

It‘s January and I am in school. Surprisingly, I caught up with the school work during the summer and got to go to the middle school, but even then I still get confused with history. In fact, I am in history right now, sitting in the back seat in the back corner, hoping that I do not get called to read.

“… The girl ran across the field, trying to get to the wagon before they did.” Mrs. Jameson continued reading a story about some little girl in the eighteen hundreds out loud as we followed along with the book. “No! the girl ran to her friend, crying…”.

I groaned after taking a glance at the clock for the fourteenth time. There was still another hour until school was over and I had to pick up Boots, my little sister, from the preschool down the block. This book was so long and boring that I was just about ready to fall asleep. Of course, if I do that, I’d end up screaming in the classroom from the haunting memories of war- even some small daydream could end up like that. And then I would just be sent to the some doctor to test my mental health-Who would believe that a thirteen year old boy went into war?- and everyone would outcast me. Again.

I sighed, tired from last night’s scare. I only had a few hours of sleep before I woke up screaming bloody murder from the top of my lungs and being too scared to fall back asleep, just lying there in my now spacious bedroom. I was too scared I would wake up everyone and the last thing I wanted was to get everyone up at four in the morning, so I just laid in bed, glancing at the ceiling.

“ ‘… But Mama,’ She said, more scared than she was than ever in her life, ‘Mama we have to go or else the will come!’” I flipped to the next page along with the class simultaneously, rolling my eyes. Oh please. I rolled my eyes as Ms. Jameson read about the little girl crying over her dead friend. Ya think this is bad, try dealing with the fact that half of your friends are either dead, abandoned you, or have no way of contacting you, your girlfriend is never to be seen again, and you’re a freak to your own kind. Now that’s something to cry about.

Apparently, Mrs. Jameson heard my groan from back here. “Gregory, would you like to continue to read?” Mrs. Jameson looked at me with that fake comforting smile. It almost convinced me that she was trying to make me feel “special in every way”, as she had first told my concerned parents before school started. But really I could tell she didn’t like me. No one liked me.

“Sure.” I murmured. What sucks about school is that when a teacher says , ‘would you like to read’ it really means ‘either read the story or detention after school.’ I continued the story. “‘… We must try to stay here, Lu-’” I stopped myself before I could say Luxa’s name. The teacher looked at me, as well as the other students, perplexed. I just ignored their stares, cleared my throat, and continued. “… Annie, where we know that it is safe.’ ‘How is it safe?’, Annie cried. ‘Caleb just got shot by the ra-’” I stopped myself again, swearing under my breath. I had almost said rats didn’t I? Forget it. I couldn’t take this any longer. “Mrs. Jameson,“ I said. “I need to use the restroom.”

She looked at me suspiciously. Probably thought I was going to do something bad and would probably end up calling Mom and Dad for the fiftieth time. “Go ahead Gregory. Just don’t forget to sign out.”

“Thanks.” I signed out, glancing at the clock. I had a whole half hour left of this learning hell and then I could get out and forget it all until the next day.

I went out the door and walked around campus, “finding my way to the bathroom” I would tell anyone who stopped me. They’d think I was stupid, forgetting all the time, but it was an excuse they fell for. It took seven minutes to get the bathroom and I walked into one of the stalls, closing the door and just sitting down, trying to relax. At least in here all alone no one would say “hey bruiser” or “don’t hurt me” or “what the heck is that on your arm?” At least in here it was quiet.

Just then, when I was taking a deep breath, a cockroach skittered across the bathroom tiles. Of course, bugs are common here in South Carolina but this one was different. It looked bigger than most cockroaches here, almost like the ones in New York. I continued to watch the cockroach in the safety of my stall. Back and forth, back and forth. That’s all it did was crawl continuously back and forth. Then, it started to go through the stalls.

It soon enough reached mine and I lifted my feet up as it crawled by, hoping for something to happen. It was silly, what I hoped, but it was something I hoped for everyday.

The roach went back and forth repeatedly through my stall, and now I was sure my hope was real. It finally stopped and noticed I was there. As I got a good look at it I realized it was from New York and smiled.

“Hey there.” I grinned at the bug. As it looked hard into my eyes, it suddenly jumped and quickly skittered away.

“Wait come back!” I cried, opening the stall, ready to chase it. Thank God I did not chase it. I almost forgot I was in school, and realized I had been gone for more than fifteen minutes.

I swore under my breath and briskly walked out of there. Mrs. Jameson was finally going to give me that detention she tried to reason for. (Every teacher wanted to ‘control the mean ones‘; not that I was mean, but having permanent scars, everlasting bruises, and temper issues does not help with that.) I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a week one hour detention with Mr. Willis, our PE teacher. He would probably make me sweep up the gym or something. That’s just great, I thought. My mom would kill me and take away my roaming privileges- I liked to walk to the museum they had since they had a whole section dedicated to knights, armor, and war.

I was just about to reach the classroom when I stumbled on something or someone from behind me. I almost lost my balance and as I steadied myself, turned around to apologize to whosever shoe I probably stepped on. I looked behind straight ahead. No one was there. Confused, I started to continue walking.

“Down here big boy!” I heard a scratchy familiar voice and looked down to see a huge rat with a huge scar. The rat had a patch on one of his eyes and gray fur. He was all too familiar. “There’s no time to lose lets go!” the rat started to scamper goofily across the campus to the parking lot. He wasn’t used to being a city rat.

I smiled. “It’s about time you got here!”

“Well are you coming or what?”

I looked back at the classroom, unsure of what to do, but knowing what I want. If I stay, I might lose my only chance to have a life again, and even if it means risking never seeing my family again, well, I’m pretty sure they will adjust now that they have their lives back. I can send a text to Lizzie on my new cell phone - Mom did not want to lose us again and we had enough money now - to pick up Boots. Taking one last look at the classroom, I grinned back at the rat.

“Yea.” I broke into a run and followed Ripred.

The author's comments:
Since i have not read Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane in a while, some of it is not in sync with the last book,but i hope you all enjoy it anyways :)

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This article has 71 comments.

on Sep. 30 2013 at 6:46 pm
For the record, gregor does NOT curse at all in the books, at least not in the English version. And no offense, but it didn't sound at all like Gregor. The greatest thing about him is his voice, and he didn't really have it here. It was a great start though! I really liked how he read aloud in class. The only way for any of us to be really satisfied is if Collins actually writes another book... and then when we finish it we'll want more. =)

nothere2345 said...
on Aug. 8 2013 at 4:34 am
OMG people, he does curse! He curses! JEEZ! He cursed in book four and multiple times in book five.

nothere234 said...
on Aug. 8 2013 at 4:32 am
Actually he has said hell multiple times. Book 4, and a few times in book 5. you might want to check next time.

nikolay said...
on Apr. 3 2013 at 9:28 pm
by the way... the rats are not smaller than gregor , and neither are the cockroaches, because it siad in book 1 that they were bigger than him.  

Queen said...
on Mar. 26 2013 at 7:46 pm
The word are Fly you high, not fly high. And Gregor is the warrior, not the chosen one.

Queen said...
on Mar. 26 2013 at 7:43 pm
Please explain how did Ripred get to the overland and into the school without anyone seeing him. Nice start though, is this your first draft or not?

on Feb. 26 2013 at 5:09 pm
if you love the underland chronivcles like i do comment leave how much you like them on a scale from one to ten

LeeL said...
on Nov. 1 2012 at 8:43 am
Meh, it's OK....

aresfan said...
on Oct. 27 2012 at 1:19 am
the best series of books i will ever read and reading this chapter made it better  

Doozie said...
on Sep. 5 2012 at 12:50 pm
Love Gregory The Overlander - Please Write more you did a fablous job -

Luxafan said...
on Jul. 20 2012 at 4:43 pm

This is my favorite book series!I have also thought about continueing the ending, mostly to keep my mind settled with a happy ending.

Watch your spelling and another tip is, if you can, check the books to make sure you are using the right information.

I have really enjoyed it!

Randeur said...
on May. 13 2012 at 5:27 pm
It is his Uncles I just finished rereading the series!

Randeur said...
on May. 13 2012 at 5:24 pm
I have also just read the series over again and I think that you might have gotten the patch on Ripred from Nicodemous in the Rats of NIHM. But you should have Gregor ask and have Ripred explain it to make it fit better

on Apr. 15 2012 at 7:55 pm
Non-Porous_RoryTodd_5_Times_Fast BRONZE, Brookfield, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Oh, look... There's the sweat on your brow.

I think that this story is very good. I always hoped Gregor would be able to get back to the Underland. I miss Ares.

askdalyse said...
on Apr. 11 2012 at 4:38 pm
one thing wrong about this is that his name isnt gregory its gregor and he shouldnt curse. bluse i dont think u should make him like some kind of freak.

on Dec. 17 2011 at 2:14 am
DarkMountain BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
My eyes feel so heavy when the stars are calling me
- Join with us eternally -
I'm falling in deep trance and my powers are weakening
I'm falling in a world between dreams and reality
... I'm sailing away to undiscovered seas...
Oh time...

It's been a while since I read those books either... your writing was on the whole very good. I do have some suggestions:
1. I would try to refine the amount of time/words you spend on each subject before moving on. For example I felt that there were a few too many, too dull words describing the school and class- if it doesn't matter to Gregory, it shouldn't matter to the reader.

2. I loved the ending, but I wished you had spent more time on the events towards the end- more describing would have been great.

Again, enjoyed reading this- please continue developing your talent! You have valuable skills.

Gregorfan said...
on Dec. 14 2011 at 9:56 pm
This was pretty great. The only thing I don't like is how you change gregors personality a bit too much. I'm glad you tweaked it to make it your own, but gregor was a good kid. He never curses.

Bubmeister said...
on Oct. 8 2011 at 10:22 pm
I didn't think this was fanfiction at first, I honestly thought it was the first chapter for the sixth book. Until reading the above comments, of course.

Manipulative said...
on Oct. 6 2011 at 12:50 am
Yeah!! thanks. at least it will help me clm my self of how i want suzanne to write anotehr book. if she dosent write one , at least YOU will, better than nothign and ur actually good :D

Alia_Tan GOLD said...
on Oct. 6 2011 at 12:48 am
Alia_Tan GOLD, Elk Grove, California
15 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I gotta right to sing the blues/
gotta right to moan and sigh/
I gotta right to sit and cry" From "I gotta right to sing the blues" By Louis Armstrong

Thank you so much for everybodys comments! I am currently working on the 2nd chapter of this, and i hope to be posting it soon!! Hopefully, it will be in sync with the story. This is all mostly from my memory so what's written is from what i remeber :P But i will try to keep it as in sync as possible. again thanks so much! :D

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