“My friends finally defeated Crugo using the Particle Accelerator on Earth One in Dimension Two. I hope that the rest of the team is alright. The minute I came to this place, it was in a flash of red. After that, it was just darkness. Where I am is a mystery.”
It wasn’t long. My friends finally defeated Crugo using the Particle Accelerator on Earth One in Dimension Two. I hope that the rest of the team is alright. The minute I came to this place, it was in a flash of red. After that, it was just darkness. Where I am is a mystery. All I know is that this place is wonderful, and what I’ve been through is a great part of my life. Here’s the story.
Chapter One: Beginning of the End
LOCATION: WALL STREET
It all started when I was eleven. Some wizards and witches came and blew a hole into the atmosphere, and magic came out and spread everywhere like a virus until three weeks later it stopped. My name is Kelvin, and the world was under Savage’s command. We were slaves doing the trash that he could’ve done. You see, the world has changed. Many things can happen… in a lightspeed, a flash, slow, or even go through mirrors and earths?
Yes, earths. We aren’t the only world that exists with its own solar system. There are many worlds. Some can even travel to them by breaking the speed of light and the dimensional barrier, creating a wormhole called a breach. Those are called breachers. Breachers create breaches that can travel through time and space. That’s where most of our problems came from. They had a breacher named Geo. He recently died to spare our lives. He was a good hero. So yeah, why did he spare our lives? Well, no one knows why. He told us to run. I know he was serious, so we ran. Being on the run makes me feel like an outlaw. It’s terrible. There’s really nothing to do but run. The best thing to do is to trust yourself. There is no one you can trust when the world is fighting for power.
Twenty years later…
I’ve gotten used to this world. Newcomers come to us every night. What do I mean by “we?” Well, a few years back, I met up with my former survivors. We split up the minute we were running. Figured it was for the best. Josh and Jade went north. I went east. Kelly and Norah went south. We met up where we all split up.
“I know this might be weird but… I found this cool place in the east side. There’s this cave full of materials. I think other survivors were here before us.”
So we all decided that we should check it out. We gathered our stuff that we gathered over 30 years ago and went off.
A few minutes later…
“Here it is.”
We entered the cave. It wasn’t light out, so I used sticks and created a mini torch. At the end of the cave, there was a small box. A journal was found and also some materials to build a min five-person spaceship. The journal was all burned though, but there was a name left…
“Who’s Alex Lucas?”
We went on to build the spaceship and went off. Thinking about the mysterious person named Alex Lucas was interesting. There were definitely more survivors out there. We just needed to find them.
Chapter Two: Location: Dead Zone
We reached the Dead Zone. This place was radioactive and also contained a beast named The Reaper Leviathan. One page was saved in the journal. It said that the Reaper Leviathan carries a stone. There’s also a small picture of the stone.
“Hey, that’s one of the stones! See… ”
The moment I went into the escape pod to get off earth, I found a page on the sidewalk showing all the stones. This was one of them. All of them grant power of any kind but only have a limited number of uses.
Location: Earth One Dimension Four
“It’s almost out of juice!” yelled Josh.
“What?!” I answered.
“Yeah, it’s about to die on us. We better get moving fast before we get stuck here,” answered Josh.
“Okay, let’s go everyone.”
It had been four years since we found the first stone. We found an archaeologist that also managed to escape earth. Later, he helped us learn how to use it… but the “The Core” found him and grabbed him off the dead side of the moon, and we never saw him again. Well, we’d been using this stone for four years, and now it’s about to die on us. This could be the end…
“Need any help?”
In my head, I was like, Who are you… ?
“Name’s Bart. I’m one of you.”
“One of… us?”
“Yeah, one of you guys. A metagene,” said Bart.
“Here… ” Bart handed a piece of paper to Josh.
“Metagene… a person with special abilities created by mixing different genes together,” I read out loud.
“Wait wait. Hold up… you’re saying that we didn’t get our powers from the Particle Accelerator?”
“Afraid so… ” answered Bart.
“You’ve got your powers from magic,” said Bart.
A few years later…
The door creaked.
“So… this is Star Labs.”
“OH GOD!” screamed Josh.
“Is… is… that a body?”
“Oh god… it is… ”
Both Josh and Kelvin threw up.
“Aww no… c’mon. Why here?”
“So, how do your powers work again?” asked Jade.
“So, my vibe comes from energy, and it kinda relates to age as well.”
“What do you mean?”
“Well, it uses energy, so if I’m old, my energy would go lower, and if I run out of energy, I’ll run out of vibe.”
“Basically in short, I need energy for my vibe powers.”
“Would you guys hurry up and stop talking?”
We were sent on a recon mission to find some news. Some said that the Triceratops recently found a new stone and were currently mining it out. They were right. They weren’t even close to getting it. The sensor said the stone was 567 meters deep. Only we had the tech to drill it down. We were heading back to headquarters until Josh sneezed so loud.
“Sorry… I had a runny nose.”
“HEY! GET THEM!” yelled a Triceraton miner.
We ran through the caves like mad men, dodging every single laser they fired at us. With the help of Jade’s sonic chi bouncing every corner into bits, everything turned into dust. We were gasping every turn we took, running for our lives, feeling the wind getting colder and colder as we slowly got closer to the light. You know those movie scenes when the main characters are in a chase scene and they are so close until they get trapped. Well, that was what happened but… plot twist!
“Hey, Josh. A hand?”
“Right.” Josh teleported everyone out.
Josh helped us teleport out of that situation, and after that, we ran, ran as fast as we could. We didn’t want to be part of that any longer. We reported back to HQ, and we were sent out to get that stone. Bart stayed back so he could be “tested” and “researched,” so we knew more about his powers. We packed up and went back.
“So Josh, are you… and Jade… ”
“Woah, woah, hold up… me and Jade are just friends,” said Josh.
“Ahh!” yelled Jade.
“Jade!” yelled Josh.
Josh grabbed hold of Jade’s hands, with the help of Kelvin.
Both Josh and Kelvin lifted Jade up to safety. Josh and Jade hugged.
“Just friends, huh?”
“Yeah, okay. You got me.”
After the accident, we headed out with more focus than ever. Jade kept an eye out, just in case she fell again.
Chapter Three: Moments later…
We spotted the mining sight we barely escaped before. I felt the shiver sliding down my spine. Even the look of the place gave me the creeps. I hated that place. Not because we nearly died. It was because… my brother was there. Crugo, he was obsessed with power. The Triceratons offered him that if he would kill me and our parents. He couldn’t do it, so they pushed him aside and killed my parents. I guess I was lucky. They took him from me and used him as a slave.
“We’re here,” said Jade.
“Alright, here’s the plan.”
“You guys got it?”
“Yeah,” both Jade and Josh said at the same time.
“TRIP — ”
“Alright, alright. You guys are acting like teenagers.”
“Okay fine… stop being a party pooper.”
“Let’s just go.”
We entered the mine, and the first thing we saw was a big, bright light. It was the crystal. We ran to the spot and found out that they had finished digging it out.
“Let’s go… ”
We went on with the plan, fighting and blasting every Triceraton out of our way. I was so angry that I nearly smashed the crystal itself! We grabbed the stone and went off.
“Hand it over,” said a mysterious person.
“Yes, brother. Hand the stone over, and we can end this peacefully. Or we could do it the hard way.”
“I vote for the hard way.”
“No… ” said Josh.
Before Josh handed over the stone, he teleported a cyclops in front of us.
“Adiós,” said Josh.
Josh teleported us out of there.
“Again, what are you guys gonna do without me?” said Josh.
“Uhh, we’ll be fine… ” said Jade.
“No you won’t,” said Josh.
“Yeah, you’re right,” said Jade. She chuckled.
“Hey Kelv, are you still mad that we were playing around, or it is it because of that Crugo guy?”
Kelvin dozed off.
“Oh, sorry. Yeah, it was the guy… ” I answered.
“So, who was he?” asked Josh.
“His name is Crugo. He was my brother, until he became obsessed with power. The Triceratons offered him loads of power if he showed them his loyalty by killing my parents and me. He couldn’t do it, so they did it. I managed to hide, and they never found me during that accident. I saw them take him. He was treated like a slave until he finally got brainwashed by a witch of some sort from Earth Three in Dimension Seven. He was never the same man that I knew.”
“Woah. Tough story, dude,” said Josh.
“Yeah, are you sure you can face him?” asked Jade.
“Yeah, I’ll be alright.”
We carried on with the mission. We got back to HQ and delivered the stone for research. Our specialties from Earth Three in Dimension Seven are wizards and witches. They are experts of these stones because they were the ones who created these stones. They sent them off to different dimensions and earths, so no one could use them for evil. Remember the first stone that was almost dry dead? Well, they recovered it, and now it’s full back in power. Still, Parallax wants it because of its immense power.
“So, what is it?”
“It’s one of the stones,” said one of the witches.
“It’s not just one of them. It’s the first one!” said another.
“There were numbers for these?” I questioned.
“Yeah, meet Alpha One,” said a wizard.
“Wait, hold up. There’s more than one Alpha?” said Josh.
“Yeah, one alpha for each cube. Also, we need all eighteen stones. We’ve only got two. We still need to move on.”
“Speaking of stones, I have an idea of where the rest are,” said Bart.
“I found this map when I was being tested with my powers. I was breaching through different Dimensions and Realms, and I found this on a dead moon,” said Josh.
“So what? This is a map of all the stones?”
“Yeah,” said Josh.
“How do you know?”
“Look, see this. It’s written by Alex Lucas. The same person who wrote about the stones,” said Josh.
“This guy, Alex Lucas. Who is he?”
“You want to know?” said a wizard.
“Yeah, maybe he could help us.”
Chapter Four: Alex
A long, long time ago, about a century, we wizards and witches learned a magical spell that grants powers of the imaginable. For the greater good, we used the power to banish the evil that corrupted our world, for the power was too strong that it could easily corrupt anyone who wanted more. So, we gathered and used all of our might to form the great, mystic power into eighteen stones and kept it away in the three cubes. We gave each of the cubes to three trustworthy people. One of which is Alex Lucas. He was a great man. Until one night, the evil who once struck upon us had returned. Monstruct. He led an army into Alex’s house and invaded his property. Alex managed to escape, but he left an important message saying that he fled to Earth Seven for safety. The message was sealed away in a hidden room only we could find. He said the only way to keep the cube safe was to not follow him. The message was the last thing that belongs to him. As a memory. We managed to banish Monstruct to another realm, hoping that he wouldn’t survive for more than a few months. The realm that we banished him to was the realm of Jotunheim, the land of the giants. Giants were fierce and unstoppable. Only the great gods and goddesses can deal with them.
We were sent on another recon mission to find the third stone. On our way there, we came across this weird spacecraft of some sort. We went to check it out, but then we got invaded.
“Step away from the spacecraft. This is the Triceratons. Step away from the space — hey, it’s those guys from before. Get them!”
Yeah, we were seen. This turned from a good and strategic recon mission to a got-to-get-out-of-here-before-we-get-blasted mission. I felt the wind in my hair blowing as the lasers came flying by, I knew this was going to end well. We ran and ran for a hiding place. Every path we took ended up with a scar or a burn. Every path except one. It was where the spacecraft was. By the look of it, it looked like it had pads that sucked up energy. So we went over and behind it. It worked. The lasers just got sucked up, but they wouldn’t give up.
“Hey, Jade. A hand?”
Jade threw a mini shock cannon. All the Triceratons flew back like some WWE wrestler slammed on the ground knocking everyone out. Then, Bart came out of nowhere and scared the life out of me.
“Jesus Christ, would you please stop doing that?”
“I’ll work on my entrances later, but now you got to go,” said Bart.
“Not without this.”
“What is that?” asked Bart.
“This is what they’re after, apparently.”
“Then let’s go,” said Bart.
We all got vibed out of that situation and immediately reported back to HQ. We brought the spacecraft back to them. You know what they all did. They all looked at it like it was a new popular kid’s TV show from the 1800s.
“Uhm, so any clue what this is and why the Triceratons are after it?”
“Okay, yeah. Right,” said a witch.
“Okay, let’s do some testing,” said a wizard.
“Wait, shouldn’t we take the guy out first.”
“Right,” said a witch.
When we took the cockpit off, we were all surprised for who we found. It was Alex Lucas. He survived the long years since his departure. He was in a state where his body was dissolved, but his mind said he was alive. So the wizards used a spell to move his brain to a body that was made of robotics. Thanks to the wizards and witches, Alex could now tell everything we needed to know to find the rest of the stones. Now you know that we have the data to find the stones. We’re not going to go through all of that. Instead, we’re going to skip a few years or so.
A few years later…
Okay, we’ve gotten all of the stones. On one of our trips, we stumbled across Crugo again. He told us that he got Josh, and if we didn’t hand the stones over, he was going to die. If you didn’t know, Josh was captured, and we thought he died already. We also met two new wizards named Kell and Norah. They’d been useful ever since. We followed Crugo’s plans. Crugo said we would meet at a certain coordinate on a certain date with all the stones. Today was the day. We landed on the dead side of the moon. We had all of the stones in a container. Crugo and his army slowly showed their faces. Then, we saw Josh all beaten like he’d spilled his guts out. Jade was terrified. I mean, her closest friend was nearly dead and was just lying there around 10-15 feet away from us. This was about to get messy. I could tell from the looks of Crugo’s face that there was going to be a 95% chance of punching and kicking ass.
Chapter Five: The End of Beginnings
We marched to Crugo, and we both handed the things we promised. We got Josh back, and they got the stones. I was regretting every moment I walked up to Crugo and handed all the stones to him. Once we turned back on each other, I got hit in my waist by a laser.
“I knew I couldn’t trust you!” I yelled in pain.
“Of course not. Why just leave without any fun?” said Crugo.
In a blink of a second, the whole dead side of the moon was brightened with flashing lights as we all used our powers to knock each and every Triceraton down. Then, there was a loud…
“ENOUGH!” yelled a mysterious being.
When we turned our heads facing towards the sky, we saw Parallax, but this was different. His face was all peeled and dissolved. When he miraculously peeled his face off, what we saw was unimaginable. It was Monstruct. He has been planning this all along. Turns out, he was not dead after all.
“Monstruct, how did you survive Jotunheim?” said Norah.
“Well my dear, I happen to use some magic to deal with those stupid giants. You know that gods and goddesses aren’t the only ones who can deal with them. A bit of some Asgardian magic did the job,” said Monstruct.
“Wait, you’re telling me that Asgardians helped you defeat those giants?” said Kelly.
“Yeah, the way I tricked them to help me was telling them that the only way to stop those frost giants is to start a war. You know how Asgardians love wars?” said Monstruct. “Oh, I happen to have brought some frost giants with me as souvenirs. I got lonely on my way back here.”
Then, a portal opened behind him filling the air with a cold breeze, and at least 500, maybe more, frost giants came out.
“It was easy to bargain with them to help me destroy you,” said Monstruct.
Looking back at this in my head, there was an 85% chance of us dying. We all started to fight the frost giants as much as we could. They kept coming and coming. Luckily, we had some magic people on our team. Norah and Kelly and the rest of the wizards and witches held back the frost giants while Josh, Jade, and I beat down the Triceratons to try to get the stones back. Yeah, I know that we should’ve not given them the stones, but we were trying to get Josh back, and also to stop Jade from crying all the time. It was worth it, maybe. At least we got to kick butt and use more of our powers. When we were fighting our way through, I spotted a person behind a rock. I went over there and guess what, he was a survivor from earth. His name was Leo.
“I know what they are planning to do with the stones,” said Leo.
“Uhm, using them for power and maybe killing us all?”
“No, Crugo, your brother… ” said Leo.
“Wait, how did you know he was my brother?” I asked.
“Doesn’t matter right now. So Crugo is planning to absorb all of the stones’ power and give it to himself and him alone. With Monstruct by his side, they both can rule the entire multiverse, and maybe destroy half of it,” said Leo.
“Well, I guess we should get moving.”
“We?” asked Leo.
“Yeah, we. Do you know how to use a laser gun?”
“I can try… ” said Leo.
I handed him the laser gun that I grabbed just in case, and from the look of things, I think he knew how to use it perfectly. For some reason, my waist kept hurting whenever I ran. I checked under my shirt, and the part where I got shot at was slowly chipping off. This was bad. We were in mid fight with all of these frost giants and Triceratons and magic going on. I couldn’t risk telling everyone. Although it hurt really bad, I kept on going. Leo ran out of ammo, so I killed this Triceraton and gave Leo another gun to use. This repeated many times until I found this laser gun that ran on magic. Since the whole world was covered by magic because of the accident the wizards and witches caused, everywhere was magic. Norah and Kelly summoned cyclopes and other giants to help us. The ground started to shake with every step the giants and cyclopes took while crackling the moon in half.
As I tried to keep in pace with my team, I saw Josh about to die again. I couldn’t let that happen, and plus I was like half dead, so I ran in front of the gun that the Triceraton was pointed at Josh with. In the moment that he pulled the trigger, I was disintegrated, and I left my team without their leader. This gave Josh the anger to give a walloping punch to a Triceraton in the guts.
“Kelvin!” I yelled.
I was in rage when I saw Kelvin die in front of me. I couldn’t hold back my tears. Everyone was in shock. The Triceraton that killed him, I gave him what he deserved, a punch in the guts. I couldn’t stand this anymore. I ran through, teleporting every Triceraton into a molten lava volcano. Almost half of the Triceratons we were fighting were gone. The rest of the team got rid of them. Now it was time to get to Crugo and defeat him and finally go home. We entered Monstruct’s ship and what we saw was a big, bright light. We saw Crugo transfering all the stones’ powers into him.
“What?! Why? I want more power. Why should I listen to you?” said Crugo.
“Because your brother, Kelvin, saved my life, and in doing so, lost his.”
“He’s a fool. Save you and kill himself. He should have just let you die, but anyways, thanks Leo, for bringing them here,” said Crugo.
“What? Leo you, you traitor.”
“I was really never on your side. He promised me power if I brought you guys here and especially Kelvin,” said Leo.
“Oh about that, there’s only one thing you’re missing, Leo. I guess you won’t being having any power except death,” said Crugo.
As we saw a big flash of light, Leo was turned into dust. We now saw what the stones’ true powers were. After that, Crugo also killed Monstruct saying that only one can rule the multiverse. Crugo flew off and started to go after earth. That’s where our next plan went in phase. You see, Kelvin knew Leo was a mole from the minute Leo said Crugo is Kelvin’s brother because only we knew. So late at night, Kelvin gathered all of us except for Leo and made Plan A and Plan B. Plan A was to act all innocent and pretend to not know Leo was the mole. Plan B was to use the Particle Accelerator to teleport Crugo all the way to the realm of Niflheim which is the coldest realm out of all nine. It would be too cold for Crugo to survive since the stones grant him power, not vulnerability. Crugo is still “human,” not a god.
So, we traveled to earth, and we went back to Star Labs and prepared the Particle Accelerator. We found Crugo’s location by tracking loads of energy signatures, and it all led to Hudson Bay all the way in Canada. Apparently, Crugo wanted to take over Canada first. So we pinpointed his location, and we used our satellite and launched the Particle Accelerator. The energy from the accelerator transferred to the satellite with the help of Norah and Kelly’s magic, and we finally teleported Crugo to Niflheim. We all cheered happily. The world was saved, and the multiverse could rest easily.
Chapter Six: Family
All was good after we defeated Crugo, but we were missing somebody. Kelvin was our leader, our friend, and is part of our family. We might not have grown up in the same house or went to the same schools, but we all knew him as a brother. We all respected him. We went to his funeral to repay him for saving everyone’s life, including mine. He may have not joined us in the final battle, but he was a part of it. Without him, this all could have ended really bad.
Goblins and giants, elves or Triceratons, we all knew him. This world has changed because of magic. Magic has changed all of us. Now we all befriended giants, elves, dragons, and even some frost giants. I was awarded for being the hero who saved the world. No one knows that Kelvin saved me. If it wasn’t for him, I would have been toast.
“I am proud to be the hero, but I am not. This award goes to my best pal, Kelvin. He saved me, and in doing so, he lost his own life. Without him, I would not be here, standing here with my mom and dad and all of you guys. Kelvin helped this team and even me go through tough times. I could not thank him enough, so I would proudly give this award to my fallen brother Kelvin. I wish he could see all of you guys here alive and well, and I know for a fact that he is in a wonderful place, up high. I just wanna say, thank you, and I love you all.”
So, I gave this speech about Kelvin. As for the award, it’s in the Museum of Fallen Heroes. It was built for all the fallen heroes known in history. One of them is Kelvin. We all learned a lesson from Kelvin’s death. We learned that home and family are what we fight for. We always come home to our family and friends. That’s what makes us unified. It’s our sense of humanity.
In loving memory of Kelvin Hollenbeck [My main character]