Magic. Magic is seen as many different things such as a weapon, tool or talent. Your world, known as Earth, sees magic as sleight of hand and fortune telling, but there is a world where real magic exists; where moving the ground and the water with just motions or summoning weapons by using the void of space isn't some fairy tale. This world is known as Elgavion, a world that lives side by side with Earth; however, they never had their doors open until 250 years ago; someone in Elgavion opened a door to your world and kept it open, letting creatures and different races enter your world. Since then, Elves, Orcs, and Dwarves disguise themselves and live alongside humans and some even fall in love with them. This story starts in the year 2018 and a 18 year old boy will learn about this world, his newfound powers, and the dangers that await him.
The small room was silent, as a young boy slept in his bed. The room is filled with memories of adventures he had with his friends and family. Memories that he will cherish. The gray walls lightened up just a bit as the sun rose. The light touched the boy's eyes as he became annoyed and rolled around in bed. As he dreamt, he was slowly awakened by a voice.
"Arthur!" said the voice. 5 minutes passed and Arthur heard it again. "Arthur! Wake up before you’re late. It’s your last monday of your senior year and the last thing I need is my son being late!"
Arthur's eyes widened and he jumped out of the bed and started to get dressed. As he got his blue jeans and a polo shirt on, he stopped and stared at his room. The day was May 28th and Arthur had a few more days until he was done with school. It's neat and almost shocks him that, in about 4 months, he would be leaving his home to go to the Sam Houston University to become a doctor. His mom has been supporting him this entire time but inside he knows she is screaming for him to stay. He looks at his dresser that is covered with memories of his high school life. Pictures of his close friends, Tyler, Elizabeth, and Kat, having birthday dinner together and the few times they went to a school dance, wishing for those good old days. Arthur stares at Elizabeth more than the others. His face slumped down thinking about the 4 years they've been together and not once has he had the guts to express his feelings. But things are changing, Elizabeth and Kat are going to college around the states and Tyler is joining the Marines. Arthur has been conflicted but they have 3 months before Elizabeth and Kat go so Arthur is planning for a trip somewhere that everyone can agree on. He looks over to his closet that holds all his clothes and all the cosplay outfits he wore for Conventions and Halloween. He was hoping to continue his cosplaying shenanigans during his years in medical school, but knows it's going to be hard knowing Elizabeth, Kat and Tyler won't be able to join in. Finally, he looks at his computer that still has League of Legends open. He’s been playing this game for 2 months with the gang almost every night and still hasn't gotten any better at it.
Arthur sighs and heads downstairs to see his mom racing up and down the kitchen talking on the phone and making pancakes for his two younger brothers, Alex and Andrew. Andrew, the youngest, is eating pancakes and syrup with his hands as Alex looks at him in disgust. “Mom! Why is Andrew eating pancakes like that? You aren’t supposed to eat pancakes like that, Andrew,” Alex chided. Andrew looks back to Alex and starts waving his syrup-covered hands at him and then tries to touch Alex, but Alex grabs his arm and starts to scream. “ MOM HELP! ANDREW IS TRYING TO GET ME ALL DIRTY! MOM!” Their mom looks at them in rage as she takes the phone off her ear and shouts “ You two better stop fighting or I’m taking away all electronics in the house!” She spots Arthur “Sweetie, could you make your own pancakes? I'm on the phone with my boss.” As she walks away and apologizes to the boss about the yelling, Arthur walks over and starts cooking for himself and asks his brothers if they want more. “ Arthur, when do you get out of school again? You said you were going to take me to go and watch the new Avengers movie when it comes out.”
“Don’t worry, I get done on Wednesday, so we can go Friday and see it ok?”
“ALRIGHT YAY!” Alex shouted with so much excitement that his hand hit Andrew in the face. Andrew starts to cry just as their mother enters back into the kitchen.
"Why must y’all start a fight before school?" After everyone was done eating and all of them rushed to the car, their mom drove Arthur to Oak Ridge High School, where Arthur has been going the past 4 years. He met his best friends here and as bad as the other kids are, he will never regret what they have done here together. As they drive up to the school, Arthur sees a tall student with his black hair styled in an afro standing casually near the drop off section; a student that Arthur came to call one of his closest friends, Tyler Stars. Tyler is a buff guy that if Arthur ever got into a fight, he knew that Tyler has his back and they would win. Arthur gives his mom a hug and gets out. Tyler sees them and walks over waving as Arthur's mom speeds off to drop off the rest of the kids.
“Hey man, how was your weekend? Ready for another all nighter to get better at-”
“Tyler please not again, we can’t keep losing. The only person that is good at the game is Elizabeth and she can’t win with us just sitting and watching. Maybe we should try another game. Like there are so many games we can enjoy and they could be more fun and easier than League,” Arthur interrupts Tyler.
“Well you ladies just need to get better cause y’all suck.” Elizabeth says as she dashes past the two boys, her beautiful long black hair running behind. “Maybe one day one of you boys can carry me for once!” Elizabeth dances out of their sight. Arthur's cheeks turn red as she enters the school. Tyler bumps Arthur.
“When are you going to tell her?” Tyler looks at Arthur, who is still staring after Elizabeth ,admiring her black wavy hair dancing in the air. Tyler rolls his eyes and elbows Arthur in the shoulder. Arthur jumps in surprise and is confused at what is happening. “You haven’t talked about having a thing for her have you?”
Arthur adjusts himself into a more calming attitude “No but… but I will someday.”
“Arthur, you have to tell her sooner or maybe she’ll find someone else, or worse.” Tyler stops and looks up at the sky. “She could like me.” He says with a smile. Arthur stops next to him and gives him a look of anger.
“Dude I swear if you do that I will-” Arthur says walking behind Tyler. Tyler looks down and gives a big hearty laugh.
“Man I’m just playing with you, we both know she isn’t my type and I’m not hers, plus I'm with Kitty Kat so you should be totally one hundred percent fine, unless Henry tries and makes a move since it is the last week... and she did say she had a crush on him… Ok maybe you should give up on her.” Tyler joked as they walked into the school. During the morning, students are lined up by the walls, talking and hanging out with their respective groups. Arthur and Tyler sit down near a vending machine, as they always do. Sitting there is another good friend of theirs, Kat Green. Kat is a girl with blonde hair with such long hair that she has to braid it multiple times in order for it to not touch the ground. She likes putting flowers in her hair too and usually is the life of the party. She stands up to greet the boys with hugs, but when she looks at Arthur and Tyler, stares in confusion.
“Where's Elizabeth?” Kat says with a slightly worried look on her face. “She said she was going to be here around 7:05 and it's 7:08. Did y’all see her come in?”
“Yeah we did, she dashed by us. I thought she was with you? Wait, why do you look worried? What’s going on? You know I realized that you always give that look everytime she isn’t here. What gives?” Arthur said very puzzled. Now that Arthur thinks about it, almost anytime Tyler or Elizabeth doesn’t show up on time, Kat would give this look she is giving them right now. Arthur starts to think more about it when he suddenly remembers that Elizabeth told him last night that she had some things to do with Mrs. Godwin. “Oh yeah I forgot, she told me she had to talk to Mrs. Godwin about the project she was doing." After Kat hears this, she relaxes more and sits down on the ground. Arthur turns to Tyler and they both shrug and join Kat.
“Sorry Arthur, it's just how I am. I worry about you guys too much, but don't think I hate it. It can be stressful sometimes, but from the way I see it, we have less than a year before we go our separate ways and probably not see each other for quite some time.” Kat puts her shirt around legs and curls up. Tyler moves in closer and hugs her.
“Kat you’re fine, we both understand why you do what you do. We've all got to care for one another before our departure. Right Arthur?” Tyler looks to Arthur for help.
“Of course! You know what, I’ll go look for her, ok?” Arthur gets up and starts to walk upstairs. As he gets to the second floor, he looks back down to his friends to see Tyler whisper something into Kat's ear which causes her to shiver. Arthur ignores it knowing it will probably be told to him later today if he asks. As he walks the hallways, he sees kids he always sees sitting in their supposed spot, students who play sports gather around each other boasting about their scores, nerds crowd around to talk about the next show and movie they are planning to see, and out the corner of his eye he sees a young woman with long, straight chestnut hair sitting down reading a book. Two guys were trying to find courage in themselves to talk to someone on the left side of this woman, but the odd thing is he had never seen this person before in his life. Arthur has walked down these halls every morning and seen the same faces doing the same things they always do, but this woman is new and Arthur can feel it. Arthur walks up to her and sees she is reading a book called United States History. Arthur smiles and sees her notice him. “I like that book too. I’m a history buff too and enjoyed everything it talks about, like the reasons why a specific war started in the states. I’m sorry but I haven’t seen you before. Are you a freshman?” She looks back down at the book and then back at him. Her eyes widen and a smile appears on her.
“Are you the chosen one? The one to come and help save our world? To save everything?” She stands unbelievably quick and grabs Arthur’s hands and starts talking in a language that Arthur has never heard. Arthur tries to pull himself away, but the woman continues to hold him tight. The two boys and the girl next to them are now scared and start to walk away. Arthur stares at her, continuing to pull away and he hears a strange noise come from somewhere: a loud boom, but it sounded close. Really close. Is it in front of him? He blinks and when his eyes open again, he is surrounded by darkness. The young woman is gone and he is alone, and as he looks around, he hears a low dark voice come from above.
A DARK FORCE IS COMING TO OUR WORLDS. YOU DO NOT KNOW OF THE SECOND WORLD BUT YOU WILL SOON LEARN THAT YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS PLAY A BIGGER ROLE IN OUR WORLD AND YOURS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CAN NOT TURN BACK FROM YOUR DESTINY, FOR IT IS WRITTEN IN THE STARS. NOW GO, THE TIME WILL COME AGAIN WHEN I WILL AWAKEN YOU.