The Great Adventure
The sun had started to set as I got out of soccer practice. I said good-bye to my fellow mates as we started to the big black gates. At the edge of the school, I saw a man in black on a black horse riding in the street. When I asked my mates if this they saw too, they said that it must have been the heat. When I went to explain the insanity of that, snow was on the ground, they were nowhere to be found. I looked high and low but there was no place for them to go.
When I looked up again, there was an eagle with a bow. I bowed to the eagle, most powerful of all. I then heard a serpent make a terrible call. He said to the mighty eagle, “We declare war on you for killing our kind. Your sentence will be one that puts you in a real bind.” When I looked in the blind eagle’s eyes, a tear I saw fall. It was then that the rain began to fall. It came down in sprinkles, a refreshingly cool light mist. While the rain came down it was then that I knew that if I did not do something that the mighty eagle, so proud and true, would cease to exist and be sucked in to the eternal abyss.
Late in the night, I helped the eagle to escape. Once he was safely free, I tried to escape myself but in the ruckus of helping the eagle escape; I had woken up the guard. When I tried to run, he struck me with his fist. When I regained consciousness and strength, it was to no avail. I looked down and saw that my arms and legs were wrapped in vines of the thickest kind. It was the infamous Devil’s Snare I noted in my mind. I remembered from a class that only one thing can defeat it and that wouldn’t be available for use for another 8 hours when the sun came up.
It was then that I saw the man in black on a black horse. As he waited by the plant, he asked me “Are you ready to die?” I took a couple of troubled breaths and let my body succumb to the darkness that was surrounding me. When I reopened my eyes, there was nothing but bright light. As my eyes adjusted, I saw my mates standing there smiling, waving as if telling me to come to where they were. As I glanced around at my surroundings, on the horizon I saw a gigantic, magnificent palace and millions of mansions at least ten stories tall. The streets were pure gold topped by glass. As I ran to meet my team mates, it was then that I knew I was home.