Queen of the Portal: Dimension Zileon Chapter 1 pt. 1= The Re-Awakening
Death. Death is a common factor in our lives. But with certain precautions, it can be avoided...but only for a while. So why? Why must we live this pitiful life, holding on the chance that all can be well? NONE OF IT WILL BE LEFT! Why couldn’t my parents see that? As the rulers of their dimension, they should be able to stand their ground! How could they flee and leave their home and send me to another dimension?!Maybe I should calm down...that’s what I was thinking when I heard about my past. But you’ll find out about that later. I shouldn’t be focused on that anyway...at least not at this moment. Besides, we have a ceremony today at Evercreek High school. As the president of the Student Council, I should stay- “Hey, Pres! Everyone is waiting for ya’.” I looked back to see my vice president, Desurc Massalone, standing behind me. “Oh, right! I, uh, I’m coming!” I shouted. He smiled cheerfully. I had always like that smile on his face, before and after we started dating. But even so, I would get so nervous around him, that today on my way past him I tripped, which made me even MORE nervous. Other than that, when I got to the stage to say my speech, everything was perfect. Bright outside, no clouds, great temperature… nothing could go wrong! “Students of Evercreek High, thank you for joining me in celebrating the 18th anniversary of the founding of the school’s relic, the Gong of Legend. Over the past 18 years, the founder of our school, Principal Detroys, has been looking for ancient pieces of the gong that happen to be over 10,000 years old! Since no one in the world has officially claimed the relic as their own, our principal has worked hard to earn the relic as a piece of our school alone. Other high schools tried to claim it as well, but we are the best high school in North America, aren’t we?” After that part, I could barely hear anything except the cheering of the students. It was expected, of course. He was the best male our school has seen in 2 years. Great athlete and even greater boyfriend if I do say so myself. “Alright, students, settle down. It is time. Please give a warm welcome to the principal, as he assembles the final part of the gong... to ring it!” On his way to the stage, I noticed that something seemed off about the principal. His eyes seemed eerie and glowing like he was possessed or something. I felt like I had seen it before, sometimes from my past that I still couldn’t quite remember. But I kept it all to myself. I didn’t want to be the one to spoil everyone’s day. “Good morning students!”, said principal Detroys. “It is with overflowing excitement that I gather you all here today. I have come to assemble the missing centerpiece of the gong. Though we know not of the gong's origin, we have seen a certain scientifically challenged reaction in response to combining the pieces. So, for the safety of all students and faculty staff members, please observe the combination from a safe distance.” He then stopped talking to get the custodians and the high-tech scientists he paid, to lift the relic onto the stage. Scientifically challenged? What type of relic is this? Now that I mention it if he told us to get to safety, why isn’t he coming with us? He should let the scientists do their job, but instead, he’s telling THEM to stand back. It must be quite a reaction. I want to take cover as well, but I have a funny feeling that’s telling me to stop him. I know that the Principal is a nice man, but today he just seems off. I mean like -Walk-the-plank-off-the-ship- kind of off. Then again, I might just be crazy...or sick at least. That breakfast burrito? Bleh! I started to shake my head in dissatisfaction when I remembered that bowl moving burrito. I turned next to me to ask Desurc what he was planning to do after this ceremony. But to my surprise, he was staring at the relic with the rest of the students. “Hello? Desurc? You okay, buddy?”, I whispered. No response. I waved, I shook, I yelled, and even threatened to spit (which I would NEVER do in case you were wondering), but still no response. Okay, now I was suspicious! When he had everything in place, the mini speech that he gave, sent a blank mark over everyone else’s minds. It was if everything he had said meant nothing to the students, and all they could stare at was the gong. Suddenly, everyone was just gawking at it like they just saw Michael Jackson rise from his grave to Beat IT! on stage. Then it hit me. Literally! Someone from the back of the crowd threw a balled-up piece of notebook paper, onto my bun. (Which, if I wanted to mention, was done perfectly! And to be clear, when I say, “onto my bun”, I mean that the paper ball wasn’t a ball at all. It was a crinkled paper in the form of a ring! It surprised me how the anonymous person knew EXACTLY how big to make the hole to fit my head.) I began to unfold the paper as the principal began to speak once more on stage. Holding the last piece in hand, he said “Well students, it has been a long journey. But sadly, I won’t be able to see you all again. Hehe, more like you won’t see me! Don’t worry, you’ll see everyone on earth… in the AFTERLIFE!” At this point, it was awkward. And I knew he felt it too because the principal said this after that villain speech: “Oh. Right. You're all hypnotized.... Well, that was a complete waste of my time. I'd apologize, but you're still hypnotized. Ahem! Anyway..."As soon as he stopped talking, he shoved the piece into the gong! The clouds started to darken, thunder hit the gong with a loud Wong, and the earth seemed to cry as it began to split apart. Not long after, some green-like clouds swirled around as a ray of wispy light lit the gong. Where? Where have I seen this, and why does the principal look so familiar?! So many thoughts in so little time swished inside of my brain. Suddenly, I glanced at the principal right before he was about to enter the light. “What are you doing, and why?!” I yelled at him. “Just leaving you all on this dead-end planet. As soon as I leave through this portal with a piece in hand, no one else can escape!” he evilly said to me. I didn't know what he was planning, but I didn't care either. I had to get Desurc out of there! I attempted to carry his body to my car, but as expected, his body was RIPPED. God, he was heavy. If only I had help. Wait! What about- Then it hit me. AGAIN! I never did get to read the last note, so when I got this, I looked around to see who threw it. Apparently, this mystery person and I were the only ones able to move. As the sky began to grow darker, it was clear to me I didn't have time for questions. The lives of millions of people were at stake. I couldn't waste time asking why and how I could stop it. So quickly unraveled the note and read the words Just Duck. Duck? What? And then...that's when I saw it.