‘In our world there exists something called magic. Its flows through pretty much everything in our world. It influences the very aspects of our universe, allowing us to infuse our body with mana and heighten our physicality and senses, to perform feats thought impossible from launching fire to bending reality itself. With magic being everywhere, most creatures on the planet have evolved to harness it, in the form of mana. Like most animals and beasts, we are no different and can utilise magic.
You all have been asking me to do this so were going to give this a go. In this book we’ll record everything we’ve learnt. This is the story of Athra.
Time passed and the day turned to night. Exhausted, Lewis placed down his pen, closed his book, and stood. He was in his room, behind him was his bed and his wardrobe was across the room. He checked to clock hanging above his bed, half past eight. He then placed the book on the shelf above his desk before heading through the door beside the wardrobe into his bathroom. He washed his face over the sink and ruffled his hair, waking himself up. Staring into the mirror in front of him, his messy dark-brown hair partially covering his emerald-green eyes that peered back through him. He left the bathroom and grabbed his black jacket hanging on the door and exiting his room.
Once outside he could hear voices throughout the orphanage, sounding panicked and worried. Curious he headed towards them.
“Lucina! Kate! Arthur!” he could hear many voices shouting throughout the building. ‘What could they have possibly done now’ he thought. Confused he walked towards the main stairs, stretching his body as he traversed down the steps. He reached the bottom and headed towards the living room however, quickly spun around to the sound of stomping. A woman who looked to be in her mid-twenties, with brown curly hair that fell to her shoulders and large square glasses approached him. He knew her well; she was the director of the orphanage and was called Becka.
“Lewis where’s your sister?” she asked him, she sounded exhausted.
“I don’t know, she was down here with the others last time I checked” Lewis replied. In that instant worry washed over her face.
“Where is the new girl” he asked. As soon as he asked it her face paled.
“Earlier today we received news that her transport to Elysi had been intercepted in the outskirts, the military are out looking for her” Becka explained.
“Why did no one come tell me!” Lewis stated annoyed, however, he quickly composed himself “Well anyway what do we know so far?”.
“Alex and Grey have told me they’ve pinned down possible locations but that was an hour ago, and now I can’t find anyone!” she explained irritated, shouting the last part almost as of she’d hope everyone would suddenly appear.
They walked into the living room containing a fireplace, couches, tables and filled with the kids of the orphanage, who all seemed to be gossiping about the recent rumours that had spread like wildfire.
“The new girl was meant to be here hours ago it must be real” whispered some of the children.
“Everyone to their rooms now!” Becka shouted and instantly kids began leaving the room, not wanting to anger her.
“Does anyone know where my sister is?” Lewis asked as they poured out of the room however, he didn’t receive an answer he liked.
“Great” he mumbled. That can’t be good. He turned to Becka who was talking on her phone, it was rectangular and formed from what seemed to be a white gemstone and had a golden border. Her face contorted into a mix of worry and annoyance as she put it away.
“What is it?” Lewis asked.
“They’ve all went after her” Becka said quietly.
“For. Fuck. Sake” Lewis cursed to himself while walking away.
“Where’s Eric?” he asked, stopping at the door.
“He’s out with Alex searching” she informed him.
“Do we know how long they’ve been gone?”
“From what I’ve been told probably twenty maybe twenty-five minutes” Becka informed him. Lewis grumbled and began walking out of the room.
“Alright, stop anyone else from leaving, I’m going to go help sort this” he stated, while scratching his head planning what he should do next.
“Lewis whatever you’re thinking it isn’t smart” she confessed her concern.
“I can’t just sit here while they’re all out there, god knows what they’ve got themselves into, Arthur and Kate are already an unpredictable duo never mind including my sister”.
“True … why do I even bother trying with you lot you’re just like them when they were your age” she stated smiling to herself. “Bring them all back”.
“Don’t worry I’ll have the girl and everyone back here before the nights finished, all safe and sound”. He stated with a comforting smile before leaving.