A Time Before Time


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Chapter 1

Bwehhh!" I was standing over the toilet, my father standing behind me.

"Wow, what did you eat?" he asked. I didn't reply. Well technically I couldn't - I was leaning over the toilet waiting to throw up some more. Nothing came out, so I stood up and brushed myself off. 

"Go get some sleep Sam, you're going to need it." Dad walked off. I got up and stood in front of the sink and looked at myself in the mirror. I looked the same bright green eyes, light skin and black tousled hair, but I felt a whole lot different. Not on the outside but on the inside it was as if I lost part of myself. Maybe it was because I threw up, but I knew that wasn't it.

It was 2 o'clock in the morning, and I had school tomorrow. So dad was right - I had to sleep. But what I didn't know was that my life would never be the same.

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Chapter 2

The next morning I slipped on a t-shirt and a pair of jeans, grabbed my bag, and walked to the bus stop. Dad was at work; he got a call last night about an accident and the survivor was lethally wounded,and mum? God knows where Mum is.


I walked through the school gate and everything went quiet. I could swear even the birds stopped whistling. I tried to ignore it and walked through the hallways. Every step I took was one step away from what life I knew. 

I bumped into Connor at my locker. He was shorter than me but broader than me he had blonde hair, blue eyes. He was my best friend - well, he was my only friend. Yet he looked at me as if I was a murderer. 

"What happened?" I asked Connor in a whisper. He ignored me, slammed his locker and stalked off.

I caught up to him in the hallway and asked him again. This time he turned around and spoke - well not spoke,more like yelled - "You see all these people here, someone killed all their family, Sam. Their mothers and fathers - all of them. He orphaned hundreds of kids. Not only the people here, but all their brothers and sisters. He killed my parents Sam. He stabbed them right before my eyes. But you're all right your family's still alive what are we supposed to think?" 

"What you think I did it?!" Sam asked 

"What would you think Sam if I was the only person with parents."

"I didn't! I was at home throwing up all night. I slept at 2 o'clock and chased the bus to school this morning. I would never, and could never, kill anyone," I replied in as soft as a tone as I had

Connor turned around and walked away. Everyone walked away.

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Chapter 3

School went normal. Well, normal for today. Everybody yelling at me just because I couldn't retaliate on school grounds, 'school rules.' Speaking of school, why the hell was everybody at school when their parents just died? Something was wrong. The principal.

I sprinted down the hallway, bumping into people and jumping over people leaning into their lockers. I saw Connor leaning into his locker and pulled the back of his shirt. I stopped behind him. When he turned around, it looked like I scared the life out of him. 

"You need to follow me. Something bad is going to happen," I urged.

"How do you know?" 

"I feel it. Ok look, I don't care if you come or not, but you'll know who killed your parents." 

"Stop making up stupid excuses, everyone knows you killed them and right now you want me to believe you." Connor replied.

“Why would I do that?”

“I don’t know why would you kill my parents?”

“I didn’t, just follow me or don’t just hurry up.” 

I took off with Connor right at my heels. We took a left turn, then a right, and ended up in front of the administration office. I stopped Connor ran straight into me, we both crashed through the doors, smashing them off their hinges. 

"Why'd you stop dude?" Connor angrily asked me. He looked up and then figured it out. Standing in front of the desk was Sadie Jones, a girl from my maths class. She had shoulder length black hair. Dark blue eyes and was about an inch shorter than me. But to answer his question I stopped because there was someone here when something extremely dangerous was about to go down and another reason but you don’t need to know. It took me a few seconds to figure out why we were here. I jumped over the administration desk followed by Connor. There was no one there. I went to find out where the office ladies were and then I saw him. Holding the principals neck against the wall, lifting him a few feet above the ground. The man was carrying a half black, half red sword. 

The man stabbed the sword right into his heart. The principal didn't crumple in a pool of blood or turn into dust - he just disappeared without a sound. But that wasn't the scariest part. That part was when the killer ripped his sword out from the wall and he turned around. He was wearing a mask and armour that like his sword was half black and half red. His green eyes locked with mine and then we started to flicker. Our whole bodies started to disappear, then we stopped flickering and our bodies reappeared. 

"Hello Sam," he said. Then he disappeared.

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