A Bewitching Tale - first chapter
1211 days ago
This story is about 30,000 words, so it´s going to take a while to tell. This the very first time travel story I´ve written so I hope you all like it.
Part One: Where´s Jenny?: Part One
A scream came out as Cree fell to the ground. It had happened again like it did so many times before. She just hoped that this time they had made it home. She looked up to see that they were in the middle of a meadow filled with green grass.
Her boyfriend, Reese, came over to help her up. “Are you alright?” he asked her, as she rose to her feet and picked the shards of dead leaves out of her long strawberry hair.
“Yeah, I think so,” she said as she looked around at their surroundings. They were in the mists of trees and assumed that they were in a forest, but as far as she could tell they could have been anywhere. “Do you have any idea where we are?”
“No, not really,” he said as he looked around. The trees were high and full of rich green leaves, but he could see a dirt path that led deep into the forest. “Jordon!” Reese called out. “Come on, man, where are you?”
He heard some rustling in some nearby bushes and was relieved when Denny popped up out of them and came over to join his two friends. He could tell it was him because of his dirty blonde hair and he was several inches taller than Jordon and didn’t wear glasses. “Hey!” he shouted. Reese looked over at him, happy to see a friendly face. “Where did that idiot send us this time?”
Reese knew that Denny was talking about Jordon and shook his head. “I don’t know.” It was all he could say. He scratched his head like he was trying to think of what to do.
“Well, Denny,” Cree said, walking towards the dirt path. There was the sound of annoyance in her voice. “When we find him, we can ask him.” She turned back to the boys for a moment but kept on walking.
“Cree, wait,” Reese said, shouting at her. Even though his dark brown hair was short there were a few leaf fragments sticking out of it. His clothes were also a little dirty and disheveled like the rest of them. Personal appearance took a backseat right then, so once he caught up with her he took hold of her arm, prompting her to stop. “What about Millie and Jenny? We don’t even know where they are. Maybe we should just stay here.”
“Reese, we’re not going to find them standing around here,” Cree said, taking his hand. “They’re probably with Jordon.”
“Yeah, the jerk,” Denny snapped out in anger. He was obviously upset. “If Jenny is with him he better be looking out for her.”
“Denny, calm down,” Cree shouted out. “There’s no use getting upset before we know anything.”
“No, I won’t, Cree,” Denny snapped back at her. His eyes were flaring with rage. “My girlfriend is out there somewhere and…”
“And we’re going to find her if you just calm down,” Cree said as Reese put his hand on Denny’s shoulder. He seemed to calm down almost instantly. With his outburst under control Cree felt it was safe to proceed. “Now, let’s go.”
Cree and Reese slowly walked into the forest, while Denny reluctantly followed. They didn’t know what they would find on the other side, but they did know that they had to find their friends.