"Dr. Eisner, what are you doing?” A member of his excavation team asked.
"Making History." Dr. Eisner said, as he tried to pry open a tomb with a crowbar.
"So we find a crypt, and your first instinct, is to destroy it."
"Not destroy, excavate."
"We can't disturb anything, we might ruin the greatest discovery of our careers."
Struggling to open the tomb, doctor says. "You worry too much, where's your sense of adventure?"
"It's being overruled by my common sense, you know you're not Indiana Jones right?"
"Why not I'm a daring, handsome archaeologist, ah yes." He had finally pried open the tomb. "Now let's see what we have here." He pushes the lid enough, to take a look inside.
"Oh my god Dr. Eisner!" The entire excavation crew screamed in horror, til suddenly silence.
Ours story takes place in Moss City an average boring town, and like most stories, it will become the epicenter of the incredible.
Now let's meet our main characters. The first is Amore, a black girl who lives in the middle of nowhere, in the countryside of Moss city. She's been homeschooled her entire life, until today.
Amore wakes up, with a smile on her face. Excited for what the day will bring. She hopped out of bed, frantically grabbing clothes, and rushed into the bathroom, to get ready. Minutes later she emerges from her bathroom, grabs her bag, and runs downstairs. And sees her parents eating breakfast. "Mom what are you doing, we have to go."
"Hold on honey, we have plenty of time, and you haven't even ate yet."
"I'm not hungry."
"Oh really?" Amore's mom said. Placing a plate of waffles in front of Amore.
Who groans in defeat, and takes a seat. "Where's the syrup?"
Amore's dad looks at his watch. "I have to go, they need me early at the firm."
"Okay, bye dad." Amore said, with a mouthful of waffles.
"Amore, don't talk with your mouth full."
"Sorry mom." She said, again with a full mouth.
Amore's mom shakes her head, and her dad laughs. "Bye honey, see you tonight." And kisses his wife.
"Bye." She says. Then turns to her daughter. "Well I think it's about time, we leave too."
"Yes!" Amore cheered, with her hands in the air. After realizing what she did, Amore tries to cover with. "I mean let's go."
Amore's mom just sighs, and smiles as they leaves.
Now across town. A black boy named Caesar is about to leave for school.
He puts books in his backpack, as his mother approaches.
"So, how's school?"
"Fine." Caesar said, putting his books in, not even looking at his mom.
"That's great, so have you made any friends?"
"Mom." He gives her, an exhausted look.
“Don't, mom me, you said you were going to try, to make friends this time."
"Mom you know I'm not good at making friends."
"You could be, if you wanted."
"But I don't, I just wanna be alone, and read a book."
His mom sighs. "Okay, but can you at least promise me you'll try, to start a conversation with someone, just for a minute, that's it?"
He relents. "Okay mom, if it will you make you happy, I will."
His mom smiled, and hugs him. "Oh, thank you."
"Okay mom can you let go of me, I'm gonna be late." His mom lets go.
"You got everything you need?"
"Yes ma'am." He throws his backpack on his shoulder.
"Then let's head out."
Now in another part of town. A white boy Dillon is in bed sleeping.
"Dillon get up." his mom said, pulling his bedsheet from over his head.
"No." He pulls the sheet back over his head.
Yes, now get up." His mom pulling the sheet back off.
"Ugh, we've barely unpacked, I'm sleeping on a mattress, and nothing else, why do I have to go to school?"
"Because you've already missed enough school days with the move, and you're not missing anymore, now for the last time get up!" She snatches the sheet off Dillon carrying it away. "We leave in twenty minutes!" she yells, walking away.
Dillon just lays on the mattress, and groans.
Meanwhile Amore and her mom walk into Moss City High School.
Amore looks at her mom, and can tell something's off. "Mom is everything okay?"
"Yeah, everything’s fine."
"You sure, you seem really nervous?"
"No, I'm fine." Mrs. Valentine tries to put on a brave face.
But Amore doesn’t buy it. "Mom really, what's wrong?"
"I'm gonna fall on my face."
Amore’s face scrunched together. “What?”
"I haven't taught in years, and they're not gonna listen to me, and..."
"Mom, it's okay, you're an amazing teacher, you've spent the last sixteen years homeschooling me, so I speak from experience."
"Yes, but just you, I'm about to teach a whole classroom full of students."
"So, would let me run wild in class?"
"God no." Mrs. Valentine looks horrified at the very thought.
"Exactly, they're gonna listen, and you're gonna be fine, you got this."
Mrs. Valentine smiled, and pulled her into a hug.
"Aren't I supposed to be helping you, with your nervousness, not the other way around?"
"I'm not nervous, I'm excited, I've waited forever for this."
Mrs. Valentine just smiles. Her head laying on her daughter’s. "How did I luck out, with a daughter like you?"
"Well I need to go get my classroom ready, you okay by yourself?"
Amore says, with utter positively. "Yeah go, and remember you got this."
Her mom smiles, and walks off.
Amore‘s ready to go, all she needs, is to get her schedule. Except she realized, she has no idea where to go, to get it.
Just then, a boy with short blond hair runs into school.
Amore stops him, looking into his hazel eyes, she says. "Hey, are you a student here?"
"Yeah." Dillon said, as he stared, at the pretty brown eyed brunette.
"Can you please show me around?"
"Yeah sure." He says a little too eagerly. "This way, um..."
"Sorry, Amore." She holds out her hand.
"Dillon." He replied shaking her hand, and they walk down the hall.
A few minutes later, they walk back into a now packed hallway.
"Thanks for your help Dillon."
"Well I should get to class." Amore starts to walk off.
But Dillon stops her. "Wait, um we have a few minutes before class start, and I have idea of where it might not be so crowded."
"I should get to class, I can't be late."
"We have a little time, and I promise you won't be." He said with his hand over his heart.
Amore didn’t to be late, on her first day, but she supposed she had some time to kill. "I guess, but only a couple minutes."
"I promise." He grabs her hand, leading her to their destination.
It’s not long, before they arrive at the library. "So you hang out here a lot?"
"No, I just moved here, but I thought no one would be in here this early." Dillon said, walking backwards. He bumps into the chair, knocking over it, and the braided hair boy sitting in it.
"Oh my god, are you ok?" Amore asked the boy.
"I'm fine." He said picking himself off the ground.
"Sorry man, I didn't see you." Dillon said.
"It's fine." He persisted, picking the chair back up.
"Sorry about that, I'm Amore." She extends a hand to him.
Caesar stares at her for a second, before hesitantly extends his hand, and they shake. "Caesar."
"I'm Dillon, really sorry about that dude."
"Like i said it's fine, you don't have apolo...gize" Caesar freezes, his eyes widening.
Dillon and Amore turn their heads, to what’s left Caesar in such dismay. A shining neon green light taking the shape of a woman.
"You guys are seeing this too, right?" Dillon asked Amore and Caesar.
"Yeah." “Yeah.” They answer.
"Well good, at least I know that I'm not going crazy." Dillon said.
"Hello my children." The glowing green woman greets.
"Um I already have a mom." Dillon said partly sarcastic, partly scared to death.
"Who are you?" Amore asked.
"What are you?" Caesar added.
“I am Earth." the woman said.
earth?" Caesar asked.
"Yes." She responds.
Caesar holds his face in his hands. "This has to be some sorta shared hallucination."
"This is very real my child, I am the earth, but you can call me what your civilization has dubbed me, Mother Earth."
"So you’re kinda like mother nature?" Amore thought out loud.
"Not just nature, I am the earth itself given sentient."
"By what?" Caesar asked.
"Magic." she responded.
“Of course.” Caesar just throws his hands up.
"I appear before you, because I need your help, humanity is facing a threat they are not ready for, and I will need warriors to triumph."
"I don't think any of us are warriors." Caesar said.
"You can be warriors." Mother Earth said.
“Aaahhh!.” Screams pour from the outside. They look out the window, and see cops pointing their guns, at two men in ski masks who, have guns point at two women's heads.
"Put your weapons down!" One cop demands .
"One step closer, and we shoot." One of the gunmen said.
"Can't you help?" Amore asks Mother Earth.
"I have limited power, that's why I'm need your help, but I can give you the power to help."
"So if we accept that power and help them, we have to help you?" Caesar asked.
"No, all I ask is you think about all the good you can do, deal?" Mother Earth offered.
"Yes." "Yeah." "Okay.” "Amore, Dillon and Caesar answered.
"Well then." Mother Earth’s hands glow, and Amore, Dillon and Caesar are each enveloped, in a different color glow. "Let's start, by the forces of nature, and the very essence of this world, I bestow on you the power to summon strength from the forces of love, animals and knowledge."
The clink of metal rings out, as the transformation completes. The teens taken their now armored selves. Amore's armor pink with matching cape, Dillon in white, Caesar with black.
"Now my children you stand before me, Amore guardian of love, Caesar guardian of knowledge, and Dillon guardian of animals, and your magical abilities manifest, as those forces, but remember magic is a form of energy all its own, and you have the ability to control it, and with it you can do anything.
Screams start coming from outside again. And they look out the window.
"We said get back, or they take a bullet." one of the gunmen said.
The three teens look back, to Mother Earth.
"Now go, and be the heroes I know you can be." She waves her hand, over the three.
Enveloped in green light, they disappear. And reappear outside, hidden by the trees.
Dillon walks forward.
And Caesar pulls him back. "What are you doing?" Caesar asked.
"Going to be a hero." Dillon said looking at Caesar like he's crazy.
And Caesar returns him the same look.
"We can't just walk up to them without a plan, someone could get hurt." Caesar explained.
"Okay, so what's your plan?" Dillon asked.
"I wouldn't call it a plan, more like steps to making a plan, first we need to figure a way to protect the hostages." Caesar answered.
"I got that." Amore said.
"How?" Asked Caesar.
"Mother Earth said we could do anything, I’m going to see if that's true." Amore focuses on the hostages. Trying to form a shield around them, but nothing will happen.
Then she hears the voice of Mother Earth, in her head. "Remember child you are powered by love, think of those you care about, and whatever needs to happen, will happen."
Amore closed her eyes, thinking of her parents. With that childhood memories of her, with her mom and dad flashing through her mind.
"Amore." Caesar called.
Amore opens her eyes, to see the hostages emerged, in a bright pink glow.
"Good job Amore, now Dillon I'll create a distraction, while you take down the gunmen." Caesar said.
"Okay, but how you gonna distract them?" Dillon asked.
"I'll figure something out, you get just get ready to ambush them."
Dillon gives him an army salute, and runs to get in place.
"Of all the things I could have gotten, knowledge how is that a superpower, why couldn't I get super strength, or telekinesis, okay take a breath Caesar you have to think of something quick, before someone gets hurt." Caesar thinks to himself.
"Caesar." A voice calls. Caesar can’t see where it came from.
"I'm in your head child."
Caesar realizes it's Mother Earth.
"Caesar your knowledge is not just facts, it's thoughts, ideas, it’s life, and with all that together, you can solve any problem."
Caesar mulls over Mother Earth's words, but the sound of gunfire draws him from his thoughts. With one cop takes a bullet, to the arm.
Caesar starts to panic, thinking people are in danger, and he's just standing there. He looks around for anything that might help, and sees a picnic table. And that’s when everything slows down.
“Caesar your mind now can move, at such speed that everything appears, to be moving in slow motion, but it won't last long.”
After Mother Earth's parting words. A math equation appears all around. Once he understands what it means. He knows what he has to do.
He runs faster than he ever could, before kicks the picnic table. Sending it flying in between the gunmen and the cops. Landing on its side.
"What the..." The gunmen say simultaneously. They noticed Caesar, and open fire.
To be continued...
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