Corruption – Chapter 15

Loki muttered furiously to himself as he flew towards Elysian, fear etched onto his face. He felt his hands tremble and shake. The weather grew darker and darker, till it seemed as if the sun had vanished completely. Elysian appeared below him, looking much smaller than it had when he had last visited. He looked in shock at the near black water. The citizens of Elysian had become corrupt by dark forces. He thought of his mother, alone and vulnerable in her hut. Then to the image of Apollo’s smouldering features. He shook all images out from his minds and determinedly continued on his way. Two shadow men stood at the gates, their armour filled with raging mists. Loki knew there was no possible way to take down the mist warriors. He cursed once again. Bane appeared outside, cloaked in a dark cape. Loki reacted immediately. He leapt off his horse and held a glass dagger to Bane’s neck.

“Surprise!” he grinned. He felt as if his luck had changed.  Relief coursed through his veins providing him with both comfort and warmth. The shadow men glared down at him with their faceless features and intimidating stance. Loki let out a shuddered breath as they led him inside their new home. Opal ran to him, crying with joy. She buried her head in his chest as Loki forced Bane onto the ground.

“Get Apollo and get out of here!” he cried. Opal timidly obeyed his command. The soldiers stood impassively around the edges of the room. Bane lay on the carpet. His filthy body ruin the hard work put into the masterpiece. Apollo was soon freed and rushed to Loki’s side. Loki refused to look at him, anger overcoming all his senses as Bane struggled against his grip.

“GET OUT!” he screamed. Apollo stood there shell-shocked. Opal tugged at his hand and together both of them ran out of the room. Loki glanced after him, a huge mistake. All at once, Bane disarmed Loki and held the dagger to his neck, drawing blood. Loki stood stone still, refusing to cry out in pain.

“Men! We have work to do!” cried Bane with a laugh that echoed throughout the room.

Sorry for not posting. I’ve been sooooooo busy with school. 😦 See you all later xx


Be swift – Chapter 13

Apollo paddled weakly against the strong current desperate to find and warn his friends. His stamina faded and energy source became depleted. He sank down into the water, his body a weight to heavy to bear.

Loki paced anxiously in the chamber, tearing at his head.
“What if he’s dead?” He asked. Opal began to burst into tears. Kat comforted her gently and could only provide Loki with one of her reassuring looks. For one of the first times that look failed.
“I’m going to look for him!” He declared.
“I’m coming too.” Said Opal. Kat rolled her eyes at them and the trio stepped out into the dangerous night in the search of their fourth member. The bodies of guards littered the palace foyer and Loki covered Opal’s eyes. Kat began to cry and ran off in search of her parents. Loki and Opal began to make their way towards Apollo’s room. A figure sat on the bed.
“Opal! Run!” Loki cried as he rushed towards the figure wearily. His bravo wore off quickly with the harshness of his current state. The figure pulled back his hood.
“Bane?”He asked astonished.
“You traitorous scum.” He replied. Bane ran at Loki and forced him onto the bed, dagger in hand.
“Where’s Apollo?” He asked. Loki laughed.
“I have absolutely no idea.” Bane grunted in frustration and punched him. Loki winced, pain overwhelming him.

“You can’t hurt me.” He said, spitting the metallic tasting blood from his mouth.

“I know someone who can. Bring her in!” Replied Bane. Opal appeared in the corridor, fighting for her life against a tough skinned opponent.

“Opal!” He screamed.

”Find Apollo and bring him to me or the girl gets it.” Yelled Bane. Te two men vanished with Opal into the night.

Apollo awoke to find himself lying in a hut covered in a green paste. A thin but curvy lady strode through the door like she owned the place.

“Oh, you’re awake.” She stated simply.

“Duh.” He replied.

“I need to get to Quartz and fast.” He said, realising that a murder could occur for each minute he dawdled.

“Honey, you’ve been asleep for two days.” Apollo cursed. He demanded with her to take him home. Giving in to his frustration she pointed outside. Apollo headed outside and slammed the door. He stood shocked with amazement. Surely? A huge pterodactyl feasted on a roasted boar just ten metres from the very hut he was sleeping in. Apollo looked back at the lady for guidance.

“Go for it.” She said grinning. He took a run up and leapt onto the dinosaur. It roared in fury but had no objection to it being pointed in the mostly likely direction to Quartz.

The Midnight Attack – Chapter 12

Loki recovered slowly in his hospital bed, Opal trained as a mage, Kat helped run an Empire and Apollo well he explored. He covered the many alleyways and crannies. Apollo mapped out Quartz but soon grew bored. He grew bored of sitting by Loki and attending political meetings. Apollo longed for something to do. So in the darkness of the night he snuck back to his old village, flying on his pegasus. The castle was eeriely quiet. He edged round corners and tiptoed through abandoned rooms, yet he found no one. The last room he checked was the throne room. He heard faint voices and slunk gracefully inside. The unknown figures sat in a circle discussing.

“There are assassins on their way to Quartz right this minute. We can’t afford to argue!” a voice cried out. Apollo gasped in shock.

“INTRUDER!” one of them screamed. Apollo raced out of the room being pursued by torchlights. Voices cried after him. He leapt onto the pegasus and flew into the night as fast as he could. He cursed in terror as the horse began to slow down. Apollo desperately patted the horse, willing it to go faster. The horse began to rapidly lose height. Apollo tugged at its mane. The horse shrieked in pain and tossed Apollo into the ocean. He screamed as the wind whistled past him. Apollo splashed into the ocean.

Meanwhile, the castle remained silent. Loki lay in his bed weakly.

“INTRUDERS! LOCKDOWN COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY!!” Shouted a voice. Loki sat up out of bed slowly. He got to his feet.

“Opal?” He cried, walking through the castle. People were running everywhere but there was no sign of Opal. Kat grabbed his arm.

“Quick.” She said.

“Opal is inside.” Together they ran into a chamber and locked the doors tightly shut.

“Loki!” Cried a familiar figure.

“Opal!” They crammed together in a hug.

“Where’s Apollo? He asked.

Assassin – Chapter 11

The sirens blared loudly. Apollo carried Loki’s limp and lifeless body towards the source of the penetrating noise. Apollo was numb, paramedics worked quickly around him, yet their movements were slow and voices quiet. The world was a monochromatic shade of grey. They got into the ambulance and waited for the nightmare to be over. Kat clung to Apollo’s shoulder, crying oceans.

Soon Apollo was inside the hospital, listening to the steady beat of Loki’s heart. The healers had done their job and healed Loki’s physical form but they couldn’t do anything about his current mental state. Apollo gently stroked Loki’s hair as Loki fought off horrible memories of his past. Kat rushed into the bland room, colour drained from her face.

“Your sister …” she stuttered, out of breath,

“Spit it out!” he urged.

“There has been an attempt on her life,” she said. Apollo kissed Loki gently on the forehead and once again headed out into the night.

“I thought you didn’t have any siblings?” said Kat as they flew through the air,

“I don’t. We were close friends when we were younger, but I forgot about her.” he said soberly.

“I don’t understand. Why did your dad choose her for heir?”

“To get back at me.” he said sadly. Soon they reached the calm waters of Elysian and burst into the palace. It was deserted. He heard sobbing in the corner.

“Opal?” he asked tentatively. The small figure turned towards him and her features lit up.

“Apollo!” she cried and raced into his arms. Apollo hugged her to his chest and stroked her hair.

“I was so scared!” she said, still shaking.

“My mum sacrificed herself for me. I have nowhere to go.” she continued. Kat grinned.

“You can come to the Magic Academy and stay there.” Kat said grinning. Apollo mouthed a silent thanks and Kat grinned. Together they flew back to Quartz.

Loki awoke to see the smiling face of Apollo. He groaned in pain but happiness coursed through his veins. They shared a quick kiss and then Kat and Opal entered the room. Suddenly, the world felt great again.



The Unlikely Death – Chapter 10

“She’s gonna be so pissed.” Said Apollo as they flew through the fast darkening sky. They both exchanged a solemn look and continued on their way. They soon reached a darkened cave. The beacon flickered and then disappeared completely. Loki cursed. Weapons drawn, they edged into the cave. Loki blended into the background whilst Apollo strode forward confidently. He heard a scream and began to run towards the noise, bow at the ready. Apollo entered the room to see the man wiping blood from his mouth. Kat looked bruised and terrified.
“Leave her alone.” He said with a tremble in his voice. The figure chuckled.
“It was never about her. It was about you.” Said the figure as he let his hooded cloak drop to the ground.
“Dad?” He asked. The figure grinned and pulled out his sword.
“You were a mistake.” Elvy said. Apollo backed up until he was against the wall.
“You share servant blood.” He spat. Apollo trembled nervously. His father raised his blade. Loki came from behind and held a gun against Elvy’s temple.
“No one hurts my man!” He said protectively. Elvy kicked his lead backwards and disarmed Loki. He fired once, twice, three times at Loki. Loki groaned and fell to the floor in pain. Apollo aimed his arrow and fired. Elvy dropped to the ground dead. Apollo cursed. He had misfired. Kat ran to Loki and desperately tried to aid Loki. He went to his father’s side.
“I name Opal as heir to the throne.” Elvy whispered with his final dying breath. Apollo thought back to his childhood. His best friend had bern called Opal. He couldn’t have an unknown sister, could he? Disappointment filled him, though relieved to as not to be chosen as heir it was still a unexpected choice on his father’s behalf. Apollo felt tears trickle down his porcelain skin. Loki cried out and lapsed into unconsciousness. Finally being relieved of the pain of a thousand knives. Apollo rushed towards Loki and stroked at his hair.
“How bad is it?” He asked Kat.
“Very.” She replied simply, tears streaming down her face.
“It’s too late and it’s all my fault.” She cried. Apollo lay his head on Loki’s faintly beating heart and together they awaited for help to arrive.

Acceptance – Chapter 8

Meanwhile, Loki was working hard aboard the pirate ship. The harder he worked the easier it was to push past the pain of separation. The pirate Captain never so much as spared a glance at Loki. The crew were ordered not to talk to Loki so Loki spent most of his time in solitude. That was until today. Loki swept the deck, shoulders aching. The boat docked at a large port filled to the brim with ships. The pirate flag was hoisted down. Two soldiers in their shinning armour boarded the ship.
“Ere he is.” Said the Captain pointing a finger at Loki. Loki looked for somewhere to run but to no avail. He was surrounded on all sides. One of the soldiers punched him in the face while the other put handcuffs on his wrist.
“Traitor.” He said, spitting blood onto the Captains shoes. The Captain shook his bag of money and grinned. Loki was hauled off the boat.
“The King of Elysian will be very happy.” The taller soldier said with a grin. They went aboard a hovertrain and Loki was locked into a room. He watched in despair as they sped towards the worst possible location. Elysian. He groaned desperately looking for a way out of confinement. There wasn’t one.

During this time Apollo was nervously pacing back and forth in his room.
“Loki is here!” Announced Neptune as he entered Apollo’s room. Apollo felt anger course through his blood.
“Good.” He said, running a hand lovingly over his bow. Neptune escorted him to the arena. Apollo looked at the figure curled up on the floor. It couldn’t be his Loki could it? The crowd jeered and booed at him.
“Loki you face a penalty of death!” Apollo’s father announced. Loki said nothing.
“You may begin.” Said Neptune. Apollo fired a warning shot at Loki, piercing the ground next to his head. He strode forwards and began to speak.
“I Apollo North, will vanquish the man that put me in danger and didn’t protect me.” He said with a trembling voice, a single tear trickling down his cheek.
“I protected you!” yelled Loki.
“I broke my own heart to ensure that you would live the best possible life you could.” He said quietly so that only Apollo could head. Apollo raised his dagger above Loki’s heart.
“I love you.” Whispered Loki as he closed his eyes and waited.

Trapped – Chapter 6

Apollo awoke shackled to a post in an underwater cave. The water lapped at his feet hungrily. The water rushed in flooding the cave. As the water began to slowly rise a mermaid appeared nearby.

“Let me go!” Apollo screamed, he tried to stand but was dragged to the floor.

“The law of mermaids is that we can’t kill, but no one said anything about someone getting trapped under a cave and drowning. It will be human flesh for dinner.” It said. Dragging its sharp talons along Apollo’s bare chest. He cried out in pain.

“No one can help you now my pretty.” It said cackling and swam off leaving Apollo alone with his thoughts. He struggled with his bonds but to no avail.

Loki scanned the ocean floor, looking for any sign of life but there was none. Frustrated he kicked at a large rock. The rock moved slightly revealing an opening underneath. Here goes nothing he thought and swam through. Loki dodged back and forth throughout the passages and avoided the various mermaids. Finally he reached a secluded area and he leaned against the wall in despair. He started to sob. Voices curved from around the corner and Loki ran upwards through a passage. A bedraggled figure lay slumped in the corner surrounded by water.

“Apollo,” he called in shock. Apollo wearily lifted his head in reply.

“C’mon,” he said and pulled at Apollo’s arm.

“I can’t!” Cried Apollo, tears streaming down his face. Loki saw the chain shackled to Apollo’s leg and he gasped in shock.

“Leave me.” Said Apollo.

“No!” Loki cried out. He racked his brain trying to think of a spell taught by his mother.

“Esay opay.” He tried. Nothing happened. The water began to lap at their waists. Loki grunted in frustration.

“Unloko,” he cried. The chain retracted from Apollo’s leg. Weak from the strain of trying to escape Apollo stayed slumped against the post. Loki slung Apollo over his shoulder and began the long and treacherous swim back to the boat. When he reached the boat, the crew applauded and patted him on the back. With a nod from the Captain the ship continued on its way.