The Prose Universe Part 1
The day is hot and sunny. A light breeze blows into the town square. President James M. Byers stands on a podium in front of a large crowd. In the background is the Emperor’s Palace. Weeks earlier, it had been the home of the Emperor, the most powerful man in the country. That was before the war ended thus ending Emperor Jim Lamb's rule.
“Today society changes”, said newly elected President Byers. The crowd starts to cheer and applause the president. When the crowd calms down President Byers continues to speak. “We the people of Twain shall form a government that follows the will of the proletarian masses and not the will of the bourgeoisie. We form a government that shall take the power that belonged to the aristocrats and the oligarchs so that it gives it to the people. Corporatism has destroyed the middle class. It has made the rich richer and the poor poorer. It shall no longer!!!” The crowd erupts into applause and cheers.
The video stops and the lights come back on. The history teacher stands in front of the high school class. “I’m sorry class, but we will have to continue the documentary on Monday. It is time to pack your things and go to your next class. Remember we will have a test over the Twain Revolutionary War, which happened 500 years ago. We will discuss the first Secretary of State Phynne Belle, the First Secretary of War General Paul D. Chambers, First Lady Winterreign, and the First Secretary of the Treasury Esther Flowers.”, said Mrs. Fidaus. A sense of gratitude is felt throughout the room. The class was glad class is over and begins to leave.
I, of course, am one of the last to leave the classroom. I run down the long student packed hallway in fear that I will be late for Ms. Bunny’s class. Ms. Bunny is the school’s music teacher. She teaches students how to play a different number of instruments. However, she doesn’t like people being late for class. “Slow down and stop running in the hallway”, a medium pitched voice cried out. I turn around and find that the voice belongs to Principal Ruby Pond, who was standing next to Vice Principal Soul Hearts and Superintendent Samantha Fowler. “Yes, ma’am.”, I reply continuing on my way to class and walking quickly to my seat.
After Ms. Bunny’s class, I head off to Mr. Syne’s class. He is my Algebra 1 teacher. On my way, I run into Dusty Grein, one of the school’s English 4 teachers. Supposedly, he teaches an english class in a laid back way, but grades very strict. It makes him one of the toughest English teachers at the school. I also run into Mrs. Alice Anne, who teaches philosophy. Her favorite philosopher is a guy who’s nickname is Creative Chaos and lived 200 years ago. Why they called him Creative Chaos, I will never know.
The Prose Universe Part 2
Mr. Syne is no ordinary math teacher. At least, not at this school. Mr. Syne is one of those teachers that all the girls in the school find attractive. So instead of learning algebra a lot of the girls blackout and daydream about being Mrs. Syne. Apparently, Mr. Syne is their ideal husband. He’s cute, intelligent, kind, creative, and when he talks the sound of his voice makes women just want to drop their panties. However, Mr. Syne has got nothing on Ms. Vyxyn, the school’s drama teacher. I have her class after Mr. Syne. Ms. Vyxyn is considered the hottest teacher at the school. Every class she has fills the auditorium with no seats left over. With most of them being guys. Why? Because just about every boy in the school has a crush on her. Hell, even some of the adults have a crush on her. Her sweet, soothing country style voice is probably the reason a lot of boys around the school walk around with a textbook in front of their genitals in order to hide their boners. Since I’m gay, I’m one of the few boys in the school who don’t have a crush on Ms. Vyxyn.
Earlier, I told you that even some of the adults had a crush on Ms. Vyxyn. Well, no one has a bigger crush on Ms.Vyxyn than Harry Situation, the owner of the biggest newspaper in the country. He’s rich, young, single, successful and also one of the toughest movie critics in the country. He destroyed one guy’s career by writing one word in the review. The poor guy hasn’t been able to make a come back since. Damn!
A few years ago Harry came to the school to watch his niece in a school play. Ms. Vyxyn, of course, oversaw the overall production of the play and so at the end of the play she made a big thank you speech. Harry saw Ms. Vyxyn and has been chasing after her ever since. No one knows if Ms.Vyxyn likes Harry Situation, but the school happily takes the money he donates to the school’s drama program. Many think he is stuck in the friend zone, but sometimes she kisses him. This leads some to think they have an on and off relationship or at the very least are friends with benefits. Basically, no one is really certain of the nature of their relationship. From time to time, he will drop by unannounced to visit Ms.Vyxyn. Today was one of those days, so we were let out of drama class ten minutes early.
After Ms.Vyxyn’s class is lunch and I was starving. On my way to the cafeteria, I noticed that AlSalehi is heading to the auditorium. AlSalehi is a biochemist. He teaches A.P science classes for the scientifically gifted. He has a crush on Ms. Vyxyn too. He hates seeing Harry around Ms.Vyxyn. I hope Harry’s gone before AlSalehi gets there or a fight might break out. That’s not my problem, I say to myself as I enter the cafeteria.
503 Years Earlier (3 years before the Twain Revolutionary War Ends)
The sky is dark. The cold heavy wind blows through the forest. For most people work begins at dawn, but I’m not most people. So work begins at the dead of night. Few people know my name. I’m the Director of Twain Intelligence. I help the Revolution by providing important information. My code name is Sandflea68. Right now, I’m riding my horse as fast as I can to meet General Paul D. Chambers. I must make him aware that General Jumotki, a general of Emperor Jim Lamb’s forces, is planning a surprise attack. General Chambers is one of the best generals the revolution has on our side. If General Jumotki kills General Chambers, then any hope of defeating Emperor Lamb will be lost. I can’t fail. I only hope that I reach him in time. Mnezz and Mtrubenfire are not far behind me. These girls are some of the best spies we got. Once we get there, they will get Andy Betz, one of the faces of the revolution, to safety. “Stop now or die”, said a deep voice coming from behind me. I turn my head to see who the voice belonged to. He was on his own horse. He and some of his men were chasing us. “Oh no, it’s Fauxhero!”, said Mnezz. Fauxhero was a well-known spy of Emperor Lamb. “He must be here to stop us”, said Mtrubenfire. “Girls, go ahead I’m gonna take care of Fauxhero and his men. General Chambers must be warned in time.”, I said. I stop my horse and watched as their bodies quickly become smaller in the distance. I prepare for battle and ready my sword and shield.
The Prose Universe Part 3
Earlier in Prose Universe….
“Oh no, it’s Fauxhero!”, said Mnezz. Fauxhero was a well-known spy of Emperor Lamb. “He must be here to stop us”, said Mtrubenfire. “Girls, go ahead I’m gonna take care of Fauxhero and his men. General Chambers must be warned in time.”, I said. I stop my horse and watched as their bodies quickly become smaller in the distance. I prepare for battle and ready my sword and shield.
I see Fauxhero and his men approaching me. There are six in total. I make my horse charge at them. My blue eyed brown horse quickly moving through the tall grass of the Dragon Forest. At first, Fauxhero and his men are surprised. A woman confidently charging at men with sword and shield in hand ready for battle. It’s just not something you see every day. It doesn’t take long for Fauxhero and his men to shake off the surprise and charge at me. Three of the men start to fire arrows from their bows at me while riding their horse. I jump several feet into the air, my horse stops running since I’m no longer on it. I land on the back of one of the men with a bow and arrow's horse. I immediately pierce his chest with my sword killing him instantly. He falls off the horse and I take the reins. The other two men with bows and arrows tried to trap me. One of them rides his horse to the left of me and the other to the right of me. They prepare their bow and arrows. They fire towards the center at me. I lean back and swing around the horse’s neck and re-mount myself on the horse. While I was swinging around the horse’s neck, the arrows flew past and hit the other guy with the bow and arrow. In other words, they missed me, hit each other, and both died instantly. Three down. Three to go.
At this point, Fauxhero was angry. Sandflea68 had taken down three of his best men with what seemed like ease. This was no ordinary woman. It was said Sandflea68 was the best spy the revolution had on their side. Now he believed it. Fauxhero watched as his last two men charged into battle against her and fail, ultimately suffering the same fate as the others. “So you’re the best spy the revolution has on their side. Let’s see how good you really are. Let’s see what you're made of. ”, Fauxhero said to Sandflea68. He then got off his horse and presented his sword and shield. Not one to back down a fight Sandflea68 got off her horse and did the same. They then charged toward each other. The battle of Fauxhero and Sandflea68 had begun. The best spy of the revolution versus the best spy of the empire.
503 Years Later (Present Day)...............
The school’s cafeteria was huge. Everyone in the school could comfortably sit in it. For the record that’s about 5,000 people. With it being half past noon most of the students in the school were eating lunch. Since today was Friday, mystery meat was being served. No one knew what was in the mystery meat and no one asked. We were all too afraid to find out the answer. Grateful that ignorance was bliss, we sucked it up and eat the mystery meat. It wasn’t terrible, but it didn’t taste all that great either. It was tolerable. Just tolerable enough to eat and at this school that is all that mattered. I, of course, was in line waiting my turn to be served the mysterious meat.
Suddenly, a dark haired girl walked into the cafeteria. Everyone turned their head. It was none other than OnyxCity, the school goth. OnyxCity is the great, great granddaughter of none other than the late Edgar Allen Poe. Her family is one of the most famous families in the world. The rumor about her is that her uncle is Stephen King. OnyxCity likes to bring her own lunch, especially on Fridays. She can’t stand mystery meat. Once she takes her seat, everyone goes back to doing what they were before. I’ve only talked to her once or twice. I get my food and take my seat.
I sit next to my friend Braskii. She can sometimes be shy and soft spoken. She is very kind and loves her dog. Suddenly, I hear Principal Ruby Pond’s voice over the loudspeaker. “Hello, Prose High School! I would like to remind everyone that the playwright writing contest is on Monday. The judges will be Mr. Dusty Grein, Ms. Firdaus, Ms. Vyxyn, Mr. Harry Situation, Ms. Bunny, Superintendent Samantha Fowler, Me, Vice Principal Soul Hearts, and Mr. Syne. The winner will get their play performed by the school. That is all”
Just then Andrometa, the school’s best football player approaches our table. “ Hey, Salinger, are you participating in the contest.” “Yes I am”, I say “And so is Braskii. What about you?”, I ask. “Well, of course, I am Salinger, but so is OnyxCity, Trueblood, Tylas, Monk, and Nyxnight.”, said Andrometa. “Sounds like tough competition”, said Braskii.
The Prose Universe Part 4
The Day Of The Contest…….
It’s four o’clock in the afternoon. Principal Ruby Pond wasn’t going to let the contest take place during school hours so it had to take place after school. Principal Pond took her job seriously. She wanted the students to be spending as much time as possible learning new things. Don’t get it twisted. Principal Pond was no stick in the mud. She just wants the students of her school to be as educated as possible and Vice Principal Soul Hearts was the same way. They were both kind caring women, but they could be strict on occasion.
The contest was taking place in the auditorium. All the judges and contestants had all arrived. The judges were sitting on stage at the judge’s table. While the contestants sat in the audience seats. Superintendent Samantha Fowler had taken to the stage. She turned on the mic and began to speak. “Welcome Prose High to the tenth annual playwright writing contest. The winner will have their play performed by the school. The first three judges Mr. Dusty Grein, Principal Ruby Pond and Vice Principal Soul Hearts will check the play for grammar errors. The next two judges, Ms. Firdaus and Mr. Syne will check the play for its historical and scientific accuracy. Then the next three judges, Ms. Vyxyn, Mr. Harry Situation, and Ms. Bunny will judge the play for its ability to be performed by the school. And finally, I will judge the play based on its creativity. Each contestant will come up onto the stage and briefly tell everyone what their play is about. Is it a musical? Does it deal with death? Does it deal with poverty or is it a love story? Let’s get started! First up, is Fame Writer.”
Around the time the contest was taking place, Steve Scott was in Mr. AlSalehi’s lab. The science fair was months away, but Steve Scott wanted to get a head start. His science fair project was gonna blow everyone else’s out the water. Everyone had a group they belonged to and was part of. However, no group was more prominent than the writer’s group at Prose High. They were all participating in the contest. His project was gonna finally make science, not literature the most prominent at Prose High. His project was a time travel machine. Steve Scott secretly wished this project was enough to impress Salt and Ink or Salt for short. That girl was down right gorgeous. She made him feel a certain kind of way. Since it was after school hours, Steve knew it was only a matter of time before someone caught him in AlSalehi’s lab. The closest exit out of the school was near the auditorium. Since everyone would be too busy paying attention to the contest, Steve figured he could wheel his project out the door without being seen. Unbeknownst to Steve, he had accidentally pressed the start button. The machine slowly started to warm up. The date set for the year 1514, which was 503 years into the past.
AlSalehi was on his way back to his lab. On his way, he stopped by the auditorium. He went inside and saw that Ms.Vyxyn was sitting next to Harry Situation. He thought he told Harry to stay away from his woman. He made his way to the stage. He knew the only way to get Harry to back off was for him to declare his love for Ms. Vyxyn to everyone. Once he got on stage, he took the mic and began to speak. “Hello, everyone. I just wanted to take this moment to tell Ms. Vyxyn that I, Mr. AlSalehi, am in love with you. I have had a crush on you since we first met. I love that adoring smile, those sexy curves, and those beautiful eyes.” Harry situation had heard enough. He stood out of his chair and angrily screamed “ Ms. Vyxyn is my woman. She is taken!!!” Ms.Vyxyn looked complex and bemused. She liked men fighting over her as much as any other woman, but the truth was she wasn’t with either of them. “I am not taken and I don’t belong to either of you,” said Ms.Vyxyn into her mic. Everyone’s mouth was wide open in shock. “I thought she was screwing Harry”, said Ms. Bunny. “I thought was banging AlSalehi,” said Ms. Firdaus. “I thought she was screwing them both,” said Mr. Dusty Grein and Mr. Syne.
Suddenly, a machine burst into the auditorium. Steve Scott was chasing it down the aisle. The machine was making a high pitched humming sound. “I’ve lost control of it”, said Steve. Seconds later there is a red flash of light that blinds everyone. Then there is a yellow flash of light. Finally, there is a green flash of light. The green flash envelops all the contestants and judges. The auditorium is left completely empty. The once noise filled auditorium is now deadly silent.
After the flash, I find myself in a palace. I also see Ms.Vyxyn, Mr. Dusty Grien, Ms.Firdaus, Tyla, and OnyxCity. “Where are we?”,I ask. “And where is everyone else?”, Tyla asked. “Well we aren’t at Prose High sugar”, said Ms.Vyxyn “No you aren’t at Prose High, but you are in my Palace.”, said a deep voice. We all turn around to see a gray haired man with glasses and a beard. “Who are you?”, OnyxCity asks. “Who am I? I’m Jim Lamb Emperor of the Lambian Empire. “Oh my God! We’ve traveled back in time!", said Ms. Firdaus.
After the green flash, I arrived in an open field. I was surrounded by what looked soldiers. The sky was dark. Campfires were lit all around. With me, were Principal Ruby Pond, Mr.Syne, Nyxnight, Trueblood, and AlSalehi. “Steve what did you do?”, said AlSahedi. “I built a time machine, which must have taken us into the past”, I said. “You did what??!!”, shouted Principal Ruby, Mr.Syne, Nyxnight, and Trueblood. “How far into the past?”, said AlSahedi. “ Who the hell are you people and why are you here?", said a menacing voice. They all turned around and saw a tall bald with a beard. It was none other than General Paul D. Chambers. He and his men had us surrounded “If that is who I think it is, at least 500 years”, I said. “And who do you think I am? the general asked. “General Paul D. Chambers”, I said. “Good. Now answer my question? said the general. “We are from a far away land and friends of the Revolution said Principal Ruby Pond thinking quickly. There was a moment of silence as if the general was thinking whether are not he bought it. Then he looked at their strange clothing. “Glad to hear it”, the general said. The troops let down their swords, which they had pointed at us.
Suddenly, two women on horseback appeared out of the darkness, “General Chambers, General Chambers”, they cried. The general turned around. “Aw, it’s Mnezz and Mtrubenfire”, he said. “General Chambers, General Jumotki is planning a surprise attack.”, said Mnezz. Fauxhero and his men caught us sneaking over here, but Sandflea68 told us to leave her. She was about to fight them when we left. We have no idea whether or not she is dead.”, said Mtrubenfire. “If I know Sandflea68, that woman is still alive. What a woman!”, the general said.
The Prose Universe Part 5
After the green flash, I found myself in a crowded town square. The people were wearing strange clothes. With me were Fame Writer, Monk, Harry Situation, Braskii, Vice Principal Soul Hearts, Ms.Bunny and Superintendent Samantha Fowler. “Where are we?”, said Fame Writer. “More like when are we?”, said Braskii after noticing the strange clothing. “It’s like we’ve traveled back in time, I said. “I think your right, Andrometa,” said Harry Situation looking at me. “Pssst, over here”, said a womanly voice. We all turned around. The voice belonged to a brown haired woman wearing a hat. “Follow me, if you want to live”, she said. Since we didn’t know where we were, we hesitantly followed her. She leads us to what looked like a library and took us to the basement. Then she introduced herself. “Hi, I’m Northern Siren. My sister, Redwine27, will be here shortly. I felt a disturbance. A cosmic shift. You guys aren't from around here are you?”, she asked. We all shook our head no. “I and my sister are spies of the revolution. A number of people associated with the Empire stop at this Library to get books they think will help them win the war. Sometimes I and my sister overhear their conversations. We then report it to ALifeWitArt. She then reports it to Sandflea68, The Director of Intelligence.”, she said. “Why are you telling us this?”, Samantha Fowler asked. “Because I can trust you,” she said. “What war? What revolution?”, I asked. “Five years ago, James M. Byers, Andy Betz, Esther Flowers, General Paul D. Chambers, and Phynne Belle gathered an army and attacked a military compound called Fort Prose. They succeed in taking over the compound. They then declared war against the Emperor. After word got out about their success, it sparked the flames of revolution.” she said. “The Revolutionary War”, Ms. Bunny said. "Looks like Andrometa’s hunch was right, we’ve travel to the past”, said Soul Hearts.
Wait, did she say Fort Prose?”, asked Monk. “Yes, I did,” said Northern Siren. “Before Prose was a city, it was a military compound. It’s the birthplace of the Revolution.” I tell him. “Oh”, said Monk.
In another dimension, there lies a bell tower. Inside the bell tower, there were hundreds of clocks, each tracking the time of different places in different dimensions. Humans like to call the guardian of the bell tower Father Time. There was just one problem with that. Father Time was a girl and her name was Chained-In Shadow. Chained-In Shadow felt a great disturbance, a cosmic shift. She frowned. "Someone has been messing with time”, she said.
The Prose Universe Part 6
The Day After the Contest (Present Day)
Yesterday the superintendent, the principal, the vice principal, and several teachers and students went missing from Prose High. However, one of the adults that went missing didn’t work at Prose High at all. That adult was Harry Situation, who owned the biggest newspaper in the country. Everyone was at Prose High for the tenth annual playwright writing contest, which had taken place in the school’s auditorium after school that day. Something must have gone wrong. “How do so many people just disappear?”, thought the Chief of the Prose Police Department Andrew Regin. Sheriff Brittney Sowards had decided to find the surveillance tape from the auditorium. When they watched the tape, they saw everything up to and including the three flashes of light. After the third flash, everyone had vanished. It didn’t make sense.“Where could they have gone?”, said Sheriff Brittney Sowards to Chief Regin. “I don’t know, but with one of the missing persons being Harry Situation it won’t be long before this becomes a national story. Journalists from all over the country are going to want to ask us questions about this and we won’t have many answers. Conspiracy theorist are gonna have a field day with this one.”, said Chief Regin. “I hate to say it, but you are absolutely right about this one.”, said the sheriff.
503 Years Earlier……….
Only the sound of metal against metal breaks the silence of the dark Dragon Forest. The wind picks up speed and becomes heavy. The temperature of the forest is dropping like a stone. Yet two spies are are fighting each other. The best spy of the Lambian Empire and the best spy of Revolution as a matter of fact. Fauxhero swings his sword at Sandflea68. She dodges. Sandflea68 tries to stab him in the chest and misses. This sword fight has been going on for almost an hour. Fauxhero starts to realize that those women he saw earlier has probably reached General Paul D. Chambers and warned him about the surprise attack. He had failed in his effort to stop them. Besides, Sandflea68 was not letting up and he would be no good to the empire by being dead, which he might soon be from fighting this woman. Fauxhero swings again at Sandflea68, but when she goes to dodge he then kicks her. As Sandflea68 is getting back up from the ground, he runs to his horse and mounts it. “Until next time, Sandflea68”, he says before taking off for the Emperor’s Palace. Emperor Lamb would want to see him. “I can’t believe that woman forced me to run, I need to find a way to take care of her.”, Fauxhero thinks to himself.
Andy Betz had written the Twain Manifesto, a powerful pamphlet about the need for revolution. History would later say that he wrote the Twain Constitution as well. Right now though, he was with General Paul D. Chambers’s army and so was his fiancee Esther Flowers. He and Esther had realized they were best helpful to the revolution by being at Fort Prose, the Twain Revolutionary Army’s Headquarters. Mnezz and Mtrubenfire entered Andy and Esther’s tent. “Hello sir”, said Mtrubenfire and Mnezz. “We are here to get you to safety. When General Jumotki makes his move you and Esther need to be long gone” whispered Mnezz “We will all leave at dawn for Fort Prose.”, said Esther. They all nodded their head in agreement. Once Mnezz and Mtrubenfire left their tent, Esther turned to Andy. “ Do you think that Winterreign will be happy to see us, after....”, Esther trails off. “I don’t know, but we are about to find out.”, said Andy.
The Prose Universe Part 7
Emperor Jim Lamb was an intelligent, careful, and patient man. Yesterday, complete strangers wearing even stranger clothing had shown up out of nowhere inside his palace. They didn’t seem like warriors or spies. "So how did they bypass all of his guards", he thought. Maybe there was a hole in the palace’s security that he was unaware of and the rebels knew it? Then again, if the rebels knew that there was a hole in his security and also knew that he was unaware of said hole, surely he would be dead right now. So they couldn’t be with the rebellion. To make matters even weirder, one of the strangers had spoken about traveling back through time. Were they talking nonsense or was time travel actually possible? Was it really possible that they were from the future? The Emperor wasn’t sure. If what they say is true, then his army could travel back in time to the day Fort Prose was taken over and crush the rebellion before it ever got started. This war would have never happened. He then decided that he needed to keep a close eye on these strangers. So instead of kicking them out, he let them spend the night in his palace and change into less strange attire. His guards watching their every move, without their knowledge of course.
The Emperor had seen the most beautiful woman he had ever laid eyes on. The strangers had called her Ms.Vyxyn. Emperor Lamb was single and the empire was in desperate need of an empress. She would fulfill the role wonderfully. Ms. Vyxyn was not only beautiful but young. After this war was over and he had won, the emperor would need heirs to his throne. She was capable of delivering many heirs. “Ms. Vyxyn, you will be mine.”, thought the Emperor imaging that gorgeous body all hot and sweaty under him.
At the crack of Dawn, Andy Betz, his fiancee Esther Flowers, Mnezz and Mtrubenfire had left General Chambers's campsite. General Jumotki would be attacking later today and they needed to be as close to entering Fort Prose as possible. General Chambers had also awakened his troops at the crack of dawn to prepare for the coming battle. If he could stop General Jumotki’s army, then the revolution would gain access to the Mills River, which leads to the open seas. The revolution would have expanded their supply lines, and cut off one of the many supply lines available to the empire. General Chambers was glad the strangers had arrived last night. He needed as many people as possible in the coming battle. He just hoped they knew how to fight. His troops had got them out of that ridiculous clothing and had them put on attire more suited for combat. This battle would be hard to win, but he was ready to fight.
The Prose Universe Part 8
Colonel Stuart J. Warren of the Revolutionary Army was second in command of General Chambers troops. General Chambers and Colonel Warren had decided to split up the troops into two groups. Thanks to Mnezz and Mtrubenfire, they knew exactly where General Jumotki and her troops were located. Splitting the group in two would allow them to surround General Jumotki and attack her from two fronts. General Jumotki thought she had the jump on them, but in reality, they had the jump on her. However, that didn’t mean this battle would be easy. Jumotki has fought against 200 men armed with swords using only her hands as weapons and had won the battle. Jumotki was deadly. Many troops would die in this battle. Colonel Warren and General Chambers each had about 5,000 troops making it 10,000 in total. General Jumotki had about 12,000 troops.
Agent 17 was a spy for the Empire. Unbeknownst to Fauxhero or Sandflea68, 17 had watched their battle in the Dragon Forest. 17 knew Mnezz and Mtrubenfire would tell General Chambers about the surprise attack. Agent 17 had told General Jumotki that it was likely General Chambers knew of the surprise attack later that night. General Jumotki had thought splitting the troops was the best thing to do. General Chambers might try to ambush her on two fronts forcing her onto the defensive and allow him to remain on the offensive the entire battle. Things would go south far too quickly. So she and Colonel Keith Baucum, her second in command, had split the troops with each having about 6,000. They would meet General Chamber’s forces and destroy them.
Mr. Syne, Ms. Ruby Pond, and Steve Scott were with General Chambers. AlSalehi, Nyxnight, and Trueblood had gone with Colonel Warren, who would later become the first Deputy Secretary of War. Ms. Pond, Mr. Syne, and Steve were near the back end of General Chambers forces, marching through the forest. Mr. Syne was scared of going into battle but put on a brave face. He didn’t want the others calling him a chicken. Steve Scott was scared that he and the others may have to live the rest of their lives in the past. He currently had no way of making a time machine. Many of the tools he would need would not be invented for several hundred years. How was he suppose to make a time machine that would get them home? he thought. “Steve”, said Ms. Pond. “Yes, Ma’am”, said Steve. “Before we traveled to the past you were running down the aisle screaming that you had lost control of the machine. How exactly did you lose control?”, said Ms. Pond Mr. syne looked at Steve. “I would like to know the answer to that as well”, said Mr. Syne. “Well...you see,” Steve said nervously. Just then an arrow flew by Steve’s head. General Chambers and General Jumotki’s armies had finally met each other. Troops from both sides had charged at the other. Arrows flying all over the place.
The Prose Universe Part 9
AlSalehi, NyxNight, and Trueblood were marching with Colonel Stuart J. Warren and his troops through the Dragon Forest. AlSalehi had told NyxNight and Trueblood to stay towards the back. When the fighting started he didn’t want them to be the first ones killed.“Mr.AlSalehi”, said Trueblood. “Yes”, said AlSalehi. “Is there any way we can get back to the present?" Trueblood said. “Or do we have to live the rest of our days here in the past?”,said Nyxnight. “Well, first we have to find everyone else. Let’s hope they didn’t land on the other side of the world. To be honest, I don’t know if we can get back. With all my scientific knowledge, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be possible for us to travel back to the present, at least in theory. We would just need the right parts for another time machine.”, said AlSalehi “And the only one who knows the parts needed for another time machine is Steve.”, said Trueblood. AlSalehi nodded his head yes. “Once this battle starts we should dip and find Principal Pond, Mr.Syne, and Steve. Then we can go searching for the others.”, said NyxNight “And start trying to figure out how to get home”, said Trueblood. AlSalehi and Nyxnight nodded. As if on cue, the sounds of battle could be heard up ahead. Colonel Warren and Colonel Keith Baucum’s forces had met at last. “Now is our chance”, said Nyxnight.
Sounds of clashing metal and men’s dying screams rang through the air. General Chambers had taken a sword and chopped off six enemy troops heads at one time. One of his troops known only as Just A. Person jumped into the air with her bow and arrow. She had aimed for General Jumotki, but had barely missed and instead hit one of her soldiers, who was, unfortunately, standing right by her. An enemy soldier, named Miles Nowhere, realized Just A. Person was targeting his general and had thrown a knife. Just A. Person had caught it mid-air and thrown it back.
General Jumotki had realized that General Chambers’s forces were pushing her forces back. “Fire the cannons at will.”, she commanded. The sound of cannon fire could be heard all around the Dragon Forest. The onslaught started to slow. It had worked. General Jumotki felt bittersweet. General Chambers’s forces had started to lose ground, but she knew it wouldn’t last long.
Fort Prose (The Revolution’s HQ)
Fort Prose was huge. Over 500,000 people were at Fort Prose at any given time. Fort Prose also sit on a tall hill, which made it easy to defend. The soil it sat on was fertile, which allowed HQ to grow its own crops. Many had died when the Revolution first took over the fort from the empire, but it had been worth it. It had spawned the flames of revolution all over the empire. Every day more and more people joined the cause.
James M. Byers, future President of Twain, was seen as the leader of the revolution because it had been his idea to take the fort from the empire. He had received a note that Andy Betz and Esther Flowers would arrive soon. He hadn’t told Winterreign. He wanted to give her, her space, especially after what happened. Seeing Andy and Esther might remind her of that fateful day, but she was going to see them eventually. He just hoped her reaction to seeing them would be positive. James also had received a note about General Chambers current battle with General Jumotki. He hoped for the best. “Guard get me Tee Hi and Self Titled. I’m sending them on a mission.”, he said. Just then Phynne Belle, future First Secretary of State, walked up to James. “James turns around”, she said. James turned around and saw Mnezz and Mtrubenfire at the gate. They were going through Fort Prose security. With them were Andy and Esther. “Great. Now the real fun can begin.”, James said sarcastically.
The Prose Universe Part 10
Inside of the Emperor’s Palace, OnyxCity, Salinger Twain, Tyla, Mr. Dusty Grien, Ms. Firdaus, and Ms. Vyxyn were all sitting down and trying to come up with a plan. They had come to realize that the guards were spying on them. Emperor Jim Lamb had made it seem like they were his honored guest. He pulled out all the stops. He had the chef throw them a feast, right there on the spot when in reality, they were actually his prisoners. Tyla and Ms. Firdaus had made this discovery earlier that day.
Tyla and Ms. Firdaus had stumbled upon the emperor’s garden. The garden was the most beautiful thing they had ever seen. It had everything. Apples, bananas, grapes, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, lettuce, and so much more. They were amazed by the delicious smell of the fruits and vegetables. As they slowly walked through the garden they had heard footsteps. The footsteps kept getting louder and louder. Tyla was frozen with fear. She didn’t know if they were supposed to be in the emperor’s garden. Ms. Firdaus, thinking quickly had grabbed Tyla and pulled her behind a bush. As the footsteps got closer, they started hearing voices. It sounded like the palace guards. “Word has it, that the Emperor has finally developed a plan to end this war once and for all.” said a guard. “I hope so I’m sick of this war. Hey, do you think that’s why he has us spying on those freaks who trespassed onto the palace instead of offing their heads?”, said another guard. Ms. Firdaus and Tyla glanced at each other, both looking horrors struck at the idea of the Emperor offing their head and of the fact that they were being spied on. A third guard chimed in. “Maybe, but I think it’s because he’s got a crush on one of those freaks.” “Aw, that sexy lady”, the other two guards cried. (The palace guards often referred to Ms. Vyxyn as “that sexy lady”) “He can have her. I like my women young. Give me the two youngest ones.They can have all of this” the fourth and final guard said. Behind the bushes, Tyla blushed as she realized that the guard had been talking about her and OnyxCity. “Look at this fool. He thinks all women want his stupid ass.”, the first guard said. The second and third guards laughed. “You see these abs. (pointing to his chest) All women want to feel these abs. Don’t hate because your fat ass ain't got no abs to speak of.”, said the fourth guard. The second and third guard laughed again. The voices slowly grew quieter. Ms. Firdaus and Tyla stayed quiet until they were sure they were out of earshot. “We got to tell the others”, they whispered to each other.
Later that day, everyone had gathered around in an area where Ms. Firdaus and Tyla were sure the guards couldn’t listen in and told everyone what they had overheard. “Why would the emperor need us to end the war once and for all.”, said Salinger Twain. “If I had to guess, it’s because we’re from the future.”, said Tyla. Everyone looked at Tyla confused. “He’s hoping that he can travel back in time and stop the war from happening in the first place. He’s spying on us because he wants to know how we got here and for some reason, he figured he couldn’t just ask us.”, said Tyla. Everyone thought about it but quickly agreed that Tyla might be right. “Well it’s official, we can’t stay here.”, said OnyxCity “We can’t exactly walk out the front door either. We’re going to need an escape plan.”, said Mr. Dusty Grien. “Where do we go once we escape. We don’t know where the others are or how to find them?”, said Salinger Twain. “We will cross that bridge when we get to it sugar. For now, we just need to escape”, said Ms. Vyxyn. “We have to be careful. If our plan doesn’t pan out, then the Emperor will off our heads.”, said Ms. Firdaus. There was a long moment of silence as everyone thought of an escape plan that wouldn’t get them killed. “ I have a plan”, said Salinger Twain. “ Alright, here is what we are going to do….”
At the Clock Bell Tower in Another Dimension.
Chained-In Shadow, the girl who mankind mistakenly referred to as “Father” Time, had finally figured out where time had been disturbed and in what dimension. She was surprised to have found it so soon, as there was an infinite number of dimensions. However, before she could do anything about it she had to visit “Mother” Nature. Chained-In Shadow was regretting this visit already.