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Adventure Friendship Suspense

I stared at the street waited. And waited. What was I waiting for? My friends. It was book night again, and I was the host.

โ€Celeste! Iโ€™m here!โ€

It was Luke, decked with books in his arms and clutching a bulging backpack. I already knew he had Ayn Randโ€™s โ€˜Altas Shruggedโ€™.

โ€Come in! Oh, is Mira coming?โ€

โ€Sheโ€™s behind me! And Jennie, Nainika, and Kate!โ€

I felt relieved that they didnโ€™t forget. I would be weeping if that happened.

Everybody arrived with books and papers, and we settled down on the carpeted floor. Then my annoying sister comes in.

โ€CELESTE! DID YOU DO IT?โ€

โ€I didnโ€™t make waffles.โ€

โ€DONโ€™T TELL YOUR FRIENDS!โ€

โ€œGo away to Victoria Gardens.โ€

โ€œDONโ€™T GO ON THE CARPET!โ€

โ€Whatever, Sam.โ€

She stormed off.

Rose, despite her name, is very bothersome. With bubblegum pink hair, dark brown eyes and tan skin, she was very pretty on the outside. On the inside, she was a nasty brat. Even if she was one year older, she should not be bossing me around. I could never understand what came out of her mouth, even if I was an interpreter.

โ€Why was she so hyped about the floor?โ€

โ€Sapphire!โ€ We all shout

I hurry to open the screen door. She comes in, goes to our circle, and sits in the recliner. I think about her question. Why was Rose so upset about the floor? She had ignored me for the better part of a month now, so....?

โ€Everyone! Get off the rug!โ€

Luke starts grumbling about โ€œlosing his spotโ€ and Jennie quickly stops goofing around with a book on her head. Mira cleans up the knocked over pile of books, and Nainika speedily goes to stand with Sapphire, who is causally eating chips. I chuckle at everyoneโ€™s reaction and try to pry off the carpet. Itโ€™s heavier that it looks.ย 

โ€œHelp?โ€

Mira rushes in to help, Luke tailing her and Sapphire following.

โ€œGuys! Why are we doing this-โ€œ The words barely left her mouth before we pull it up and-

Black shapes come out and smack us in the face.

โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐ŸคŽ

ย I scream as a sliver-eyed person stares at me.

โ€Celeste! Itโ€™s me! Luke!โ€

He looks so different. His normal boring black hair has become flamboyant brown. His sweatshirt and pants are shiny and slick, and his aura is sliver, like his eyes. Luke hands me a mirror. I yell.

I have a head of purple hair, and rainbow irises, and my hands are a stunning purple too. I have a purple-pink adventure dress on, with a lot of pockets, and boots with high heels. I felt confused and excited. Confused as to where we are. Excited as in I LOOK AWESOME.

โ€Are you the only one here in my...โ€

I realized we are not in my house. And all my other friends are gone.ย 

Luke is about to respond when I here a sound.

โ€Luke! Celeste!โ€

โ€MIRA!!!โ€

I run towards her but stop to looke at her breathtaking beauty.

She has super long wavy black hair, with a hint of blue on the tips and a braid, inverted style. Mira has eyes that change from black to brown continuously.ย She has a short dress, and black combat boots. Her sapphire blue aura makes her very pretty.

I hug both of them. I donโ€™t like losing people or friends.

โ€J..Jennie....a....and..Kate...are..coming!โ€ Mira says, panting.

I glance up and see a maroon and mint figure. When they get close I run up to them.

Jennie has light magenta hair, deep and shiny. She has soft grey eyes and a magenta aura. Her flannel and tights looks very handsome. She cracks a smile at me. I return it.

Kate has chestnut hair tied in a ponytail, piercing blue eyes.ย She also has a watch. It stores all her clothes, convient for anything. She was wearing a tank top and sweatpants, perfect for this humid weather. I envied her; even in this strange world her still has the perfect invention.

Sapphire appears out of nowhere and I gasp again for the third time.

Her black hair has many sliver streaks in it, and she had glowing icy white eyes that look deep in my soul. She is wearing a cloak, like me, but has a hood and shadows around it. Sapphireโ€™s menacing black aura clings to her. After she reunites with us, Mira speaks.

โ€Where is Nainika?โ€œ

We all gasp and immediately start looking for her.

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

ย โ€œNainika! Na-โ€œ

I pause to wipe the sweat off my head.

Luke grimaces.

โ€ANY LUCK?โ€œ Jennie hollers to us. She and Kate are busy chopping down trees. We were sent to a fantasy world with deserts and forests. Naiki could be anywhere. Luke and Mira were scouting the desert, but came back, and me and Sapphire are in the river part.

โ€NO JEN!โ€

I bend up and help Sapphire up too. Then I do what I do best: think and wonder.

I think that my other friends are going to miss us.

I think that Rose would be angry for using my big brain.

I wonder what the aura are for. Powers? Fashion? Just an aura? I let my mind wander, and it wanders so far that I only come back when I hear Kate screeching in my ear.

โ€I found her!โ€

I follow Kateโ€™s gaze and find a young woman. I can not believe that it isย 

โ€œNainika!โ€

She looks up from her flower-picking. Her brown-gold hair hangs around her back and she has a hazelnut eye and a eye-watering green one. Naiki has a flannel on, like Jennie, jeans, and a pair of cute converse shoes. Her aura is bright cream, like ice cream. It mixes nicely with her eyes and hair.

We all go to hug her.

โ€œDonโ€™t get lost again!โ€

She laughs.

โ€œWhen the weird shapes came out, I was thrown here and landed on this!โ€ She points to a box. As I get closer, I read what it says:

This is the propriety of Ms. Rose.

We all gasped and everybody looked at me. I looked at that word.

R O S E


Hi guys! So this is the first story of a very long series! I will expand on the characters and their personalities sooooon! And sorry if you didnโ€™t get featured, but you will def be in the next one! Peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ!ย 

Also, can you figure out what me and Rose said?

Ps. Sapphire is a shade she can use shadows and teleport and turn invisible hehehhehee

January 09, 2021 04:43

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22:15 Jan 09, 2021

wait wait waitt omg another realisation What if i write a story with your story and Maya's smooshed together? OMG nvm I 'm not talented enough scratch that XDDDDDD

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XDdDdDDdDdD ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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22:13 Jan 09, 2021

O M G AAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I LOVE THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG omg wait what if I'm a shade? like from kotlc? I CAN'T STOP SAYING OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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Nainika Gupta
14:40 Jan 09, 2021

Yeaaaassss Beautiful Loved it soo much

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Nainika Gupta
21:05 Jan 09, 2021

Hey!! Part 3 of Game of Lions is out your character is amazing!!!

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06:45 Jan 09, 2021

Awesome story, Celeste! I love how you included a ton of Reedsy writers!

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Aman Fatima
05:29 Jan 22, 2021

Great story. There's a great balance between dialogue and description.

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Ari Berri
17:39 Jan 20, 2021

New story!!! Dead End.

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B. W.
20:29 Jan 16, 2021

heya

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17:34 Jan 15, 2021

Hey, Celeste. Just wanted to let you know that I just submitted a story you ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต be interested in... ;)

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17:57 Jan 15, 2021

Did you like it??? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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I finished our collab! I'm going to submit it in the next few minutes! :D

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Megan Sutherland
14:29 Jan 15, 2021

I will post a code in my bio then!

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Megan Sutherland
14:28 Jan 15, 2021

CELESTE. AMONG US TODAY WITH ME AND MY irl FRIEND!!! 11 AM EASTERN TIME!

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Megan Sutherland
17:04 Jan 15, 2021

its tooooooo lateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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21:28 Jan 14, 2021

Celeste whaddya think - https://soundcloud.com/user-383767046

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21:51 Jan 14, 2021

lol he's my "friend" and I keep wondering WHY HE ISN'T FAMOUS YET

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can we chat? YESH HE IS HYPEPEPEPEPEPEPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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21:54 Jan 14, 2021

I gtg go somewhere but I will be back @3:30 my time (MST) we can chat then (if your still there)

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Up Voter
01:12 Jan 14, 2021

Nevermind. I think they deleted their account or something!!

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Up Voter
03:29 Jan 14, 2021

YaYyaYyaYYY

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Up Voter
17:09 Jan 14, 2021

I need help...https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/proveme-wrong/ Check their comments!

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Up Voter
00:54 Jan 14, 2021

I talked to the downvoter person. I think they will stop troubling the marshmallows!

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Kate Reynolds
17:10 Jan 13, 2021

OMG THIS WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOODDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you SOOOO much for including me! I loved meeeeee!!!!!!!! Tell me when you post the second part! :D

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02:34 Jan 13, 2021

oOMOOOMG soooo goooooood!!!!!! heheeheheh i love me btw. Handsome.. tru, tru. GSAP PLOT TWIST ROOOOSEEE!!!!?????/ squeeal plus pls spam some here for extra karma

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18:06 Jan 12, 2021

I HEARD YOU GOT DOWNVOTED NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT MY QUEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNN

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Penny Loveheart
21:06 Jan 12, 2021

Hahaha whatโ€™s that

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21:08 Jan 12, 2021

Downvoting is when you lose points, or when a person presses the arrow on the right next to a comment and deletes a karma point of yours. Upvoting is pressing the up arrow and giving them a point.

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Penny Loveheart
21:09 Jan 12, 2021

Who is a werid girl named Celeste? And why is there a person called Mira? What? Sorry Iโ€™m werid

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21:11 Jan 12, 2021

These are the profile names. In the story, there are characters that the author decided to name after the people with those profile usernames.

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Penny Loveheart
21:22 Jan 12, 2021

Luke? Who is Luke? Iโ€™m werid

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21:24 Jan 12, 2021

luke, don't take offense... werid is Penny Loveheart's way of saying amaxing... its like an inside joke they only have with themself as of now. See their bio and you'll understand!

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Kate Reynolds
17:46 Jan 13, 2021

I just came across your profile and I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Penny Loveheart
17:49 Jan 13, 2021

Hey thanks I like your name and yeah, itโ€™s werid. (Sorry. Check my bio.)

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Kate Reynolds
17:50 Jan 13, 2021

Thank you! (I LOVE YOUR BIO. SO VERY MUCH.)

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Penny Loveheart
17:51 Jan 13, 2021

Aw thank you you are nice like the marshmallows. I actually know someone on here irl (Thanks )

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23:48 Jan 11, 2021

Hi! This is the first thing I read on Reedsy, and I'm looking forward to reading more! I was drawn in by your name :) Wow! Other people on Reedsy are in your stories! How do you do that? I'd like to be in one. Could you give me some pointers? I'm just a newb. Also, what do any of the things mean? Downvoting? Upvoting? Likes? What's my library? How do I submit? How long are the contests? Sorry if that's a lot, answer what you can :) Thanks for the story! Emerald

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;D Awww, sure! XD Upvoting is good, downvoting is bad. Library is the storyโ€™s you like. You make a story and then press submit. And u can follow! Iโ€™ll follow u-

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17:25 Jan 11, 2021

NEW STORY

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21:31 Jan 10, 2021

Awesome story, Celeste! I really love this style of writing lol! Let me know if you're being downvoted!!! Have a wonderful day :) Love, Upvoter

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