I sat up in my room, disoriented. I'd had a weird dream…
I was traveling on a spaceship through alternate worlds, which we'd called 'Realms.'
There were other people, too, but I can't remember them…
"Whatever, I'd better get to school." I said to myself. I looked at my clock, and sighed. Fifteen minutes late.
I grabbed my backpack, and ran out the door, and down the street.
I slid into my seat five minutes later, just as the bell rang.
"Cutting it a little close, eh, Beck?"
I looked at Mr Stubbs, and sighed.
"Sorry about that. I guess I overslept." I said.
"Well, don't make a habit of it." He said, "Anyway, class business. We've got a new student today."
I looked around, but didn't see anyone new. The only person who really stood out would be the girl who sits next to me, but she's been there all year.
She's hard not to notice, especially with how cute she is and-
Okay yeah I'm going to stop talking about it now.
"Are they a ninja?" She asked, adjusting her glasses. "'Cause I don't see them."
"I guess she's not here yet, Skye." Mr Stubbs said, rubbing the bridge of his nose. "I told her, 'don't be late!' And-"
There was a knock at the door, and it opened slightly. A short girl walked in, with shining blue eyes, and shoulder length pink hair. She looked around, then made eye contact with me, and then Skye.
"Hi. I'm Kemi Kewa." She said, waving at the class. She looked around again, then at Mr Stubbs. "Do I need to say anything else?"
"Not if you don't want to." He said.
"Okay, I'm gonna sit down now." She said, sitting in the empty seat by me and Skye.
"Hold up," I said, leaning over to Kemi. "Have we met before? You feel really familiar."
"Yeah, I think I saw her in my dream last night…" Skye said, leaning over.
"That's, uh, weird," Kemi said, "But maybe you just saw me walking down the street?"
"It was a pretty weird dream, though…" Skye said, "We were in a spaceship, and traveling through dimensions or something…"
"That's odd, I had that same-"
"Beck, Skye, Kemi, please stop chattering and pay attention to the class." Mr Stubbs said, turning to glare at us.
I walked out of my last class of the day, and sighed. I opened my locker, and grabbed my stuff.
I closed the door, and saw that girl, Kemi. She was holding onto Skye's arm.
"Explain your dream." She said, glaring at me.
"Being a short girl with bright pink hair doesn't help much for intimidation." I said.
"That's what I said too." Skye said, sighing.
"Seriously," Kemi said, dragging Skye with her as we walked. "Explain what you meant. Both of you had the same dream as I did. That doesn't happen."
"I mean, it could." Skye reasoned.
"Me, you two, and my sister?" Kemi said, "No way. I'm not going until you explain what happened in it."
"Why are you so fixated on this?" I asked, opening the doors to the school. It was a cloudy day out, as if it was about to rain.
"Because usually, I can remember my dreams. This one, I only remember a few bits of it." She said, "My sister remembers different parts of it then I do."
"So it wasn't the same dream." Skye said, finally pulling her wrist out of Kemi's hand. We came to a stop in a small plaza of sorts. A large, round area with benches and plants around it.
"I'm pretty sure it was."
I spun around, and saw a tall young woman, with long brown hair. She had a yellow skirt, and a denim jacket over a white t-shirt.
"See, that's how you sneak up on someone." I said to Kemi.
"I'm sorry if Kemi was bothering you, but if you two really had that dream," She said, "then there's something going on here."
"So who are you exactly?" Skye asked.
"I'm Summer Kewa. Kemi's older sister." She said, "Now, what do you remember? What happened?"
I set down my backpack, and sat down on a bench.
"Well, we were going about our business, when some dude showed up… he said he was called Partition, and didn't want us traveling between realms, so he broke our ship." I said, "And that's really it… That's all I remember."
"After that, we landed on some island. Most of it was in a giant forest, controlled by some contract obsessed ghost, called Inscribe." Skye said, "He forced us to do his dirty work for us, and gave us the stuff we needed to get home."
Kemi nodded. "I remember fighting him, and finally getting everything back."
"But when we got close to home, everything went weird." Summer said, "And we all woke up. The only thing I really remember was everyone who was onboard. You two were most definitely there."
"So, why's that a big deal?" I asked, "Why exactly are you freaking out about it?"
"Anytime anyone has the same dream as someone else, it's a pretty major thing." Kemi said.
Suddenly, a new voice spoke up from behind her. "Especially when it's given by The Creators." They had a slightly scratchy voice, as if they were using a violin for vocal cords.
Standing in the middle of the plaza was a figure in a deep purple robe, his face was hidden under the hood.
"Who are you?" Skye asked, nearly falling off the bench.
"Do not be alarmed," He said, "I am here to help. I am named Entropy." The wind blew the hood off of his robe, and revealed his face.
His head was an empty fishbowl, and his teeth were candy corn set against the inside of it. One eye was a marble, and the other was a grape. An arm that appeared to be that of a wooden mannequin appeared from under the robe, and held out its hand.
"What are you?" Summer asked.
"I am Entropy." He said again, "We have given you a dream to bring you together."
"We?" I asked.
He put down his hand, and continued talking. "There is a being who wishes to bring Anarchy, the personification of chaos, into your world. You four are some of those we have elected to stop him."
"How? We're just random high school kids!" I said.
"The humans among you have great potential for magic." Entropy said, "In fact… you wield a Blue Star." He pointed at Skye.
"What do you mean?" She asked.
"No way, they're not real." Summer said.
"It is sleeping." Entropy said, "But I shall awaken it."
The necklace around Skye's neck began to glow with blue light, and mist started to swirl around her. It then all flowed into the necklace, and Skye staggered.
"What.. what was that?" I asked.
"A Blue Star." Summer said, "Magic in its purest form."
Entropy nodded. "It will help you in your efforts." He said, "I wish you all the best of luck."
With that, he vanished. The four of us looked at each other for a moment, and then Summer spoke up.
"Follow me. I've got stuff to explain to you." She said, turning around and walking away.
There we are! The end of the first chapter! This story is actually a re-write of an older one, but trust me - this one's way better. I'm planning on publishing the full series here eventually, but for now there's only this one. Feel free to leave a review if you liked it, or if you didn't.
Have a good day!