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  1. Raelynn Says:

    Ok now it works!

  2. Kim Says:

    yea!

  3. Robin Says:

    I *Love* you R.L.!!! You are my favorite author even more now! (That doesn’t really make sense, does it?) I am dancing in my living room.

  4. Robin Says:

    I will share our first writerly thought on this page.

    “Rin Rin and Sasha-” She groaned. “got hold of it and smashed it to bits. Not on purpose, but…” I trailed off.
    “And your question is whether or not I can fix it.”
    “Uh huh.” I drew the dagger shards from my pocket and Raelynn examined them. She pulled a stool I had never noticed before out from under the hammock and sat. Flipping through books pulled out from her bookcase, she muttered to herself while doing strange hand movements. I took these signs as my queues to sit quietly on the hammock and wait. I did so for five minutes before getting up and fingering the spins of the books in the self. I opened up a few and quickly ran my hands through them and then replaced them. I paced in front of the display case multiple times, fiddled with my shoes, swung on the hammock, leaned out the open window and saw Evie, a chef-in-training, opened and closed the armor closet, and rocked back and forth on my heels. I was nervous and impatient. Finally, I decided to do training exercises. First, I stretched. Then I was standing on my head with my hands straight up in the air when I drove Raelynn to the breaking point.
    “OUT! Out! Now! You’re gonna make me break something-not fix it!”In my moment of uncontrolled emotions, I lapsed into invisibility.
    “Wha-Fine. Fine. Just fix it. Please,” said my desperate disembodied voice. Raelynn didn’t even hear me. She was already encompassed by her work.
    Two
    I returned to Raelynn’s room four hours later. I will not bore you with the details of what I had done for those four hours, but I will say that it’s hard to twiddle your thumbs when you have six fingers on both hands… Regardless of that, when I entered Raelynn’s turret, I was surprised to find Kim there, too. I was even more surprised to see blood all over the floor. What was it with blood today? But when I saw Raelynn fingering my dagger, I was less startled. Merely one month after my arrival at the castle, Raelynn had come to me hoping to learn my skill in fighting with knives, swords, and daggers. It took her less than an hour to nearly be-head me ten times. We gave up, and acknowledged the fact that she should stick with bows and arrows instead. It seemed she had had a replay of events.
    Kim was smearing pastes on Raelynn in various places when I approached them.
    “Robin Theedon C. Hoodenstill.” I flinched back.
    “Mmmhmm?”Kim continued working with Raelynn, but I could tell that her normally humorous, kind, and happy nature had turned slightly irritated.
    “The trouble you people cause never ceases to amaze me. Though I do suppose I cause a fair amount of trouble, too.” I nodded vigorously. She didn’t notice, because she was busy fixing Raelynn and smiling wistfully. “I know you’d rather not tell me why you needed your dagger fixed, because I know you did not do it, so I won’t make you.” I sighed a sigh of relief. Thank God! Raelynn offered me my dagger, completely whole again.
    “Thank you so much, Raelynn! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I owe you!” Raelynn nodded.
    “Yes, you do. I didn’t just fix it, either. I used a spell that will allow you to turn the hilt, blade, and sheath invisible when you do.” My eyes widened in amazment.
    “Thanks!” I glanced over to Kim, who was applying something else to Raelynn’s wounds. “I guess I’ll just leave you to this…” Kim looked up abruptly.
    “No. Not unless I know whether or not my sisters were involved in this. I saw blood on Sasha’s hand today, and she wouldn’t talk to me about it, and the queen or the villagers, or both will kill me if they notice and I don’t have an answer.” It was time to put my powers to use. I slipped into invisibility and cut through the wall separating me from freedom. I love being able to walk through walls!
    “No! Oh, whatever. I didn’t think she’d tell me. Now, Raelynn, did I tell you the one about the wolf?” Kim said.

    Hope you like it! :D

  5. Ducky Says:

    Ha! That was good, Robin.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH R.L.!! YOU ARE BRILLIANT!

  6. Raelynn Says:

    Robin- i can use 3 1/2 in knifes too.

  7. Sasha Says:

    OMG THANKS SO MUCH RL!!!

  8. Raelynn Says:

    Who was saying:
    “Robin Theedon C. Hoodenstill.” I flinched back.
    “Mmmhmm?”Kim continued working with Raelynn, but I could tell that her normally humorous, kind, and happy nature had turned slightly irritated.
    “The trouble you people cause never ceases to amaze me. Though I do suppose I cause a fair amount of trouble, too.” I nodded vigorously. She didn’t notice, because she was busy fixing Raelynn and smiling wistfully. “I know you’d rather not tell me why you needed your dagger fixed, because I know you did not do it, so I won’t make you.” I sighed a sigh of relief. Thank God! Raelynn offered me my dagger, completely whole again.

  9. Sophie Says:

    Hi everyone. :) I’m new! :) Posted on the other page…

  10. Sasha Says:

    Kim says that.

  11. Sasha Says:

    I <3 our personal page!!

  12. Sophie Says:

    just finished reading theos entire blog! :D My new favorite site.

  13. Raelynn Says:

    Hi Sophie!!!
    Robin- you need to add her to the story!!

  14. Sasha Says:

    These are waayyy too many characters!!! Hey Sophie, I’m Sasha!

  15. Sophie Says:

    Hi Raelynn, hi sasha! Nice to meet you guys! And ooh-sorry Robin-now you have to add somebody else! :)
    I’m almost done with The Last Pharaoh. :) I love it!! :D

  16. Kim Says:

    Hi again Sophie! I’m Kim :-P

  17. Robin Says:

    Hi Sophie. Oh Odd. I dunno if I can. I feel like I’m not doing my current characters justice ’cause I have too many! And now one more! And I kinda think I should stick with the original people. It’s nothing personal, Sophie. I’m sorry, but I’m kinda overwhelmed with the amount of characters I have. I’ll probably find a place for you later in the story, though. Wait a bit, ‘K?

  18. Robin Says:

    And for anyone else new, I can’t guarantee a place in the story. Too many characters is often bad.

  19. Raelynn Says:

    maybe new people can be extra people.

  20. Robin Says:

    I would rather not have lots of excess maids and such with names. It could get confusing.

  21. Raelynn Says:

    good point.
    when is the next chapter going to bbe done?
    i’m inpaicent.

  22. Kim Says:

    you’re gonna need a new character at SOME point in the story Robin, you could simply use Sophie when you need someone new.

  23. Kim Says:

    but I do agree, don’t add everyone into the story all at once, it WOULD be confusing :-P

  24. Robin Says:

    Kim, you have boarded my train of thought right on time! That was what I was thinking.

  25. Robin Says:

    Oh, and Raelynn, that was Kim who said “Robin Theedon C. Hoodenstill”. Is it confuddling?

  26. Raelynn Says:

    thank you kim and Robin for clearing thAT UP!

  27. Sasha Says:

    I haven’t edited anything yet, but I’m working on it. And raelynn, I still don’t see what you changed in ur edits, sorry.

  28. Robin Says:

    Hullo. I need a five second break. Let’s all go “I LOVE THEODOSIA THROCKMORTON AND ROBIN LORRAINE LA FEVERS ROCKS MY SOCKS!!” really loudly. Now don’t you feel better? :D He he he!

  29. R.L. Says:

    You know, I’ve been really busy with deadlines and haven’t been able to get in here much to respond to comments, but I have to say that:
    1. You guys make me smile a lot. Thank you for that. You are all the best fans an author could ask for.
    2. I am really thrilled with how welcome everyone made Sophie! Once again, proving you are the best fans EVER.
    3. Welcome, Sophie! I am glad to hear you like the books and hope you have a good time hanging around here.
    4. There WILL be another Theo book, but I haven’t even written it yet, so you guys probably won’t have it in your hands for a couple of years. SO sorry about that, but that’s something the publisher controls, not me.
    5. If I do go on tour, I promise to announce it here!

    Carry on. :-)

  30. Robin Says:

    Thank you R.L.!! If you weren’t such an *awesome* author/person then we wouldn’t be such loud and energetic fans!! You really are the center of our adoring world. (That was really fun to write by the way.) And I would rather have you write Theo.’s next story than comment a lot. You know? ‘Cause I REALLY like Theo.!! :D :D

  31. Robin Says:

    And how could Sophie not love Theo. and hanging out with us? :) ;)

  32. Sasha Says:

    I can’t wait for the book RL!!! Even if it takes a few years. I own all the Theo books, I mean, the last pharoah is my screen saver, but the first and second books are paperback, and the heat has curled the covers!! I was so mad!!

  33. Robin Says:

    Here you are, Raelynn. I left you with a cliffhanger. :D

    “No! Oh, whatever. I didn’t think she’d tell me. Now, Raelynn, did I tell you the one about the wolf?” Kim said. I rolled my eyes and headed out to the courtyard, where my day became even stranger.
    ~~~
    The courtyard is a peaceful place. Full of birds, strange flowers, wonderful plants, small animals that are quite time, berry bushes, and blooming fruit trees, it calmed me down and soothed my nerves. The uneven cobblestone felt reassuring beneath my sandals and the low brick wall that encased the area gave me a false sense of security. I planted myself next to a wide brick bench; opposite from an unpleasant bramble bush that I have always disliked. I unsheathed my dagger and lovingly ran my hand across the blade and hilt. I shifted into my invisible state and the dagger traveled with me. Eager to test out its old reliability, I lunged toward the evil bush of doom and destruction and almost got to it, but I tripped and fell flat on my face.
    “You have got to be kidding me!” I boosted myself up and gazed around myself attempting to locate the object of my demise. When I found it, I was ashamed.
    “A rock?! I tripped on a rock?!” I grabbed it off the ground to throw it at the wall, but stopped mid throw. This was a bizarre rock. It was smooth and white with a slight shine and a blueish tinge. The shape was closer to an oval than a circle. And it was monumental. It was a little larger than my two hands balled up into fists stacked on top of each other. This was not a rock, I realized as the minutes ticked past. I had stumble on something very, very, valuable. What it was, I had no idea. This was a problem for the only person in the castle I knew who had traveled more than I. Unfortunately, this person was also a notorious reformed criminal. To put the cherry on the dessert, before becoming a criminal, she had been a princess in a foreign land which is now in ruins. She had a past, and could become extremely jumpy when nervous or excited, a survival instinct from when she was on the run. But she was the only person I knew who could figure out this conundrum with me. She off I went, slinking into the woods where she resided.

    Enjoy! :)

  34. Raelynn Says:

    thank you!!
    RL- Please start writing. i’ve already read all the books at least 8 times each!!! Sorry about that.
    Sasha- those where when i wasn’t finished editing. i fact now that i think about it those might have been the normal ones :-D
    Robin-that toped my day off. please start writing and i’ll have something to do on these long summer days. I know it take a lot to write such intesting work(that goes to you too RL)
    I’m almost finished with my short story of my life before the castle. you can expect it in a few days.

  35. Sophie Says:

    wow sorry guys I’ve been off for a while. :) Went up a huge mountain to see some wildlife-and saw tons! :)
    Robin: no worries. :) I just came so I wasn’t expecting to be in it right away!
    R.L: thanks so much! :) I’m almost done with “The Last Pharaoh.” One more chapter. :) It’s so neat!!

    Thanks for the welcome, guys! :D

  36. Sophie Says:

    ↑ wow. I used a lot of smiley faces! I like to smile. Alot. :) (see there I go again!)

    I’ve finished the book. :)

  37. Ducky Says:

    He, he! I like your smiley faces, Sophie. I hiked to the top of a mountain last summer and will probably do again soon. It was awesome. “I LOVE THEODOSIA THROCKMORTON AND ROBIN LORRAINE LAFEVERS ROCKS MY SOCKS!!” There you go Robin, and yes, of course that felt good! Hmmm… that reminds me of my core teacher last year. She used to talk about being so good for someone that we would knock their socks off.” She was kind of an odd teacher, but I liked her. Sorry, I’m getting distracted. I do that a lot. THEODOSIA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Sasha Says:

    I love it robin!! I will edit tonight and write my story!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH I’M SO HAPPY BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHY!!!!! b

  39. Sasha Says:

    I’m going to Wisconsin soon and it’s a tradition that I read the first Theo al lest 3 times!!!!

  40. Sophie Says:

    hi Ducky! :) Yeah, I might try screaming that when I hike next!! And thanks, I love smiley faces too. :) :) :)

  41. Sasha Says:

    Do u guys remember when robin told us to write 1-4 paragraphs of a story about our character? Well I was about to do that and I needed a name for my maid/ friend who helps me run away and I wanted to know if that person could be sophie? She wouldn’t be one of the main characters, but she would play an important role in my life. And Sophie, what do u look like so I can write a description for ur character.

  42. Raelynn Says:

    My story is going to be a bit longer then 1-4 paragrghs. when i’m done i’ll post it.

  43. Sophie Says:

    sasha: hm…..I’ll be named Venera. :) Dirty Blond wavy hair. Smart but polite. :P I trust you to make the rest.

    I’m gonna write a story as well. :) It’ll be about real life pirates. (not like the peter pan ones…the real ones)

    :D

  44. Robin Says:

    Actually, I was thinking in the shower last night (isn’t that just the best place to think in?) and I determined that, if Sophie doesn’t mind, well, I need someone to be working for the enemy inside the castle. And I deduced that Sophie would fit the description. Providing she doesn’t mind. And she would only be doing it because the enemy killed her parents and kidnapped her. Then she would escape and help us during the battle. Sound good?

  45. Ducky Says:

    I just read it, Robin! YYYAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!! That’s me! I’m still thinking about my previous life thing.

  46. Robin Says:

    And I had the best time writing that last bit about the “rock”. Does anyone think they know what it really is? And who the hobbit/criminal/former princess is?

  47. Raelynn Says:

    the hobbit/criminal/former princess is ducky.
    no idea what the stone is.
    I’m a fiary child in the story. i made it up.
    it means that i’m magical and i was found on a full moon on some ones door step.

  48. Sasha Says:

    It’s ducky and it’s a dragon egg right?

  49. Sasha Says:

    Oh, and raelynn, talk to robin about the spy thing, ok? But I kinda already made her my maid in my story, I will post it soon!

  50. Raelynn Says:

    here the first two paragraghs of my short story:
    It was a full moon and an old mage was out looking for moon berries. the mage could fill that there was something different about that night. Was it the way the breeze was blowing or the warm felling of magic in the air she wondered. When the berries were gathered she headed back to her home deep in the forest where she was safe from the growing tension. When she returned to her home she saw a child.
    The mage could fill the magic in me. It was more then she had ever felt in her lifetime. The mage picked me up and named me “Raelynn Amelia Coolwaters.” A small smile spread across her face because she had always wanted company. Then she whispered “My name is Kendra my child.”

  51. Raelynn Says:

    Kendra means magic i think.

  52. Raelynn Says:

    that was my first draft so it’s going to be very whats the word… begginer sounding?

  53. Raelynn Says:

    Kendra means knowing and stuff like that(and in our world it can mean magic ;-)

  54. Robin Says:

    Spy thing? Did I miss a memo or something?

    Glad I made you happy Ducky. You will be highlighted in the next ch. ’cause of the “rock”.

    Any ideas on what kinda dragon it is?? You’ll surprise me a lot if you get it.

  55. Sophie Says:

    Robin: sounds fine. :) I can be evil. Why not? (evil characters seem to always have a better time, anyways. :) )
    everyone: I was wondering..maybe one day we can have a drawing contest where we all draw a character from the book! We don’t even have to have awards..but I think it would be fun. :)

    I’m going to post my prolouge to my story in a moment.

  56. Sasha Says:

    cool, spohie should be my friend and then turn out to be evil later on, but she’s not bad at heart.

  57. Sasha Says:

    This is my story. It’s about when I snuck out of the castle, I know it’s really long, sorry Robin! No 1-4 paragraphs for me!!
    SASHA’S STORY

    Venera knocked at the door, barely pausing before she entered my single spacious room in the East turret. Her small, pretty face looked determined.
    “It’s clear ma’am.” She whispered, handing me a burlap sack cloak.
    “You’re sure?” I replied, “We can’t have the Queen catching us again,”
    My faithful maid’s dirty blond hair bobbed as she nodded.
    “I double checked. What? You don’t trust me?” There was a gleam in her eyes as she spoke.
    “I trust you more than I trust myself.” I replied simply.
    She smiled even though we both knew it was true.
    Venera helped me change out of my turquoise dress and into a worn tunic we had stolen from the servant’s chambers. I hesitated before removing my last piece of finery, the gold circlet that represented my rank as princess of the Queendom of Node. Venera gently combed back my golden red locks that even my oh-so-great sister Kim was envious of. Last, we both donned similar burlap cloaks and made our way out of the castle and into the countryside. The maid and I made our way on foot to the market place, but before we entered, Venera touched my shoulder.
    “I wish you would stop doing this.” She said quietly, gazing straight into my green eyes with her blue ones.
    “Why?” I asked, but I already knew the answer.
    “There could be trouble and no one knows where we are.”
    And that was the truth. Not even the Queen who had caught us. Or the guards who block the gates. I had lied to them both. Nothing was going to stop me from getting out of the palace and away from my perfect eldest sister and daring twin.
    “Yes! No one knows we’re here! And that’s the greatness of it! It’s why I work so hard just to be out for a mere hour. And I don’t care what happens, just as long as I’m out.”
    Venera smiled. “I knew I couldn’t stop you, so I wont try. Just make sure we’re finished here within the hour, you have lessons with Raelynn today.”

    I sighed. Raelynn was my favorite outsider that had ever come to the Queendom. Besides being a mage and a fighter, she could also see the future and shape shift. I had the unfortunate ability to see the future as well, and she was tutoring me to understand my powers. But today, I just wanted to be free.
    “We’ll be back.” I promised.
    And hand in hand we ran into the market. I must say, no matter how many times I visit, each time I am just as amazed by all the hustle and bustle, the colors and sounds, and the different people shouting their wares for the entire world to hear. As I peered at an Indian man’s shop of mirrors, voice came out from behind me, and a rough hand landed on my shoulder.
    “Hey babe.”
    I turned to find an older man with a sharp nose leering down at me. His hand became heavier as I tried to squirm away.
    “Um, hello.”
    The man smiled and began to lead me away.
    “Leave her alone!” I heard Venera cry out from behind me. Her small hand landed on the man’s larger one with resounding force. He recoiled, sulking off down the street.
    Venera turned to me and shook her head. “You must be more careful.” She chided.
    I nodded. Venera is what they call street smart. She is often sent out to fetch supplies for the castle, so she knows her way around the market. Venera firmly took my hand in her own and we continued to walk towards the exit. We walked past silk dresses, beautiful shoes and polished gold before something caught my eye.
    “Wait here.” I ordered my maid.
    Venera looked at me quizzically but stayed put. I walked up to a vendor at a stand filled with meats. Slaughtered lambs hung from the ceiling, but I kept my chin up high.
    “How much?” I asked, pointing at a little wolf tied to the stand by a knotted rope.
    The vendor looked at my rags before snorting, “More than you can afford.”
    I looked back down at the baby wolf. He had one brown eye and one blue. The little beast wagged his tail when he noticed my attention, but it was half hearted. He sighed and it was then I noticed the way his ribs jutted out.
    From a pouch that hung around my waist I produced a ring. It was solid gold with a sparkling emerald embedded at the top, but the animal’s life was worth much more to me.
    “Will this do?” I asked the butcher.
    I watched with joy as the Adam’s apple in the fat man’s throat bobbed up and down. He wiped his bloody hands on the front of his apron before he took the ring from me.
    Silently, he carefully untied the rope that held the wolf and handed it to me. As I scooped the poor thing up in my arms, he swallowed once more and bowed.
    “Y-your majesty.” His greedy eyes briefly met mine as I left in a hurry.
    “WHAT. IS. THAT.” Venera asked as we briskly walked back towards the castle. “Why on Earth did you get that, that THING?” She spat the last word.
    When I remained silent she continued, “And how are you going to explain coming home with a wolf?”
    “I’ll lie. It seems like I’ve been having to do a lot of that lately.” The creature nosed its head out from under my cloak and looked at my friend with its sorrowful eyes. That’s when her resolve broke. Venera sighed and rested her hand on its head. I smiled at her, and rolled she her eyes, but in the end Venera smiled back. Goodness, I have no idea what I would do if she weren’t here.

  58. Sasha Says:

    It’s supposed to say and she rolled her eyes btw. Sorry! Oh, and I don’t hate Kim, I’m jealous of her because she’s so perfect and pretty and everyone loves her.

  59. Ducky Says:

    Nice, Sasha. I like it. Very clever. I’m still thinking about mine. And, Robin, how am I supposed to know what type of dragon the egg is? Is it from some book or something?

  60. Sophie Says:

    nice!!

  61. Sasha Says:

    Thanks!!!!!!!!

  62. Robin Says:

    Nope, Ducky. But think of it’s color-perhaps you can determine an *element* it has? ;)

    Brilliant, Sasha. I’ll re-configure it to my point of view for when I discover you!

    I think Sophie may end up being from Ducky’s village…

  63. Raelynn Says:

    Nice job sasha!
    Mine is long too. it’s my life story. if you read the first two paragraghs please tell me what you think.

  64. Raelynn Says:

    is it a fire dragon?
    earth dragon?
    water dragon :-)
    air dragon?

  65. Raelynn Says:

    i think the drawing thing would be fun. i fact i’ve already started drawings of everyone.
    Robin- can i be conected to you before the queendom? like my mage and your masters know each other and stop be one time?

  66. Sasha Says:

    Sophie is supposed to be venera, thats the name she said she wanted. I think it’s a water dragon, and what I wrote was supposed to be before robin came to the castle. Can I meet ducky when me and rin rin find an earth dragon egg? We should keep it and try to raise it, but robin figures it out and takes it to ducky. That way Rin Rin can have a pet.

  67. Sophie Says:

    Rae: neat!! :) I drew Isis already!

    Ok…here’s chapter #1 of my story!

    Through the fog

    *March 1717*

    Snip. The cold metal handle of the scissors against my neck sent a chill down my side as I cut. I saw the golden locks falling down out of the corner of my eyes. Teary-eyed, I turned away, and looked at my mother. She lay sleeping, her tear-stained face peaceful and my little brothers, who were three and four, lay sleeping beside her. I turned once more to face the mirror. And there I saw a girl who’s long hair, that had once been a source of pride, was now short and ruffled. She stared back at me, longing for something. “That’s not me,” I reminded myself, “It’s a girl filling her father’s shoes.” And with one more look, I pushed up from my mother’s humble vanity, and walked over to her bedside. I reached into the pocket of the boy’s breeches (quite a change from my usual) and retrieved a note:
    ~My Dearest Mother, Now that papa is gone and you are sick, I’ve decided to find a job. Don’t worry for me, please. Though I’ll be far away, I’ll be thinking of you constantly. Tell Henry and George I love them, and that their sister cannot wait to see them. I love you mother, and I’m sincerely sorry that fate has meddled with our life in so many horrid ways. Forgive me. Your loving daughter, Elizabeth.
    With trembling hands I placed it on her nightstand, besides the picture of poor, sweet papa, and sneaked out the door.

    Enjoy!

  68. Sophie Says:

    chapter two:

    March, 1717:

    The harbor was bustling with people even though it was early in the morning. Some wore long, embroidered waistcoats and others were in rags. Carts and horses rushed by, doors opened, greetings were exchanged and merchants yelled to attract the next costumer to his shop. The cacophony of noises made my ears want to bleed, and then sun beat down on my shoulders. I walked down the bustling street to the dock, where I saw three magnificent boats lined up to greet me. I walked to the first one, pausing a moment to admire it before bounding up to the man who was hiring sailors. I stepped behind another man, and stared up at the intricate rigging of the ship. I was so absorbed in it that I didn’t notice the man in front of me had left, leaving me first in line.
    “Name?” he said briskly. The sudden word made me jump. He forced a cough. “Name?” he repeated, louder this time.
    “Oh yes, um, I’m,” I realized I had not thought of a name. Surely I couldn’t be a boy named Elizabeth. Oh how I’d be mocked. The thought made me shiver. So, I did what any young girl would do: I took on the name of my deceased father. “Laurence. My name is Laurence.”
    The serious man jotted down something on the parchment.
    “Age?” he moaned.
    “13, sir.” I replied quickly. Age was something I’d thought about.
    He scribbled it down. “Position?”
    “Um, any, sir.” I replied feebly. I squeak of my feminine voice peaked through. I reminded myself to be more careful from now on.
    The cold man looked at me oddly. I detected him roll his eyes slightly. “Alright. NEXT-“ he called, shoving me aside.

    Now all I had to do is wait, and hope I’d be assigned a ship before mother woke.

  69. Robin Says:

    Raelynn, did you change your name then, when you got to the castle?

    And it’s part water dragon part something else.

    I’ve got Rin Rin’s “hobby” or pet thing figured out. Trust me. You’ll see.

  70. Raelynn Says:

    what do you mean Robin? the mage named me Raelynn Amelia Coolwaters. the mage was named Kendra Sarah Coolwaters.

  71. Raelynn Says:

    ice dragon?

  72. Raelynn Says:

    Here is the next part:

    Over the next 8 years Kendra teaches me all she knew. Near the end of these eight years Kendra was teaching me how to pick moon berries. “Have I ever told you how you came to me?”
    “No.” I said.
    “it was a night just like this. In fact, I believe today is the 8th anniversary of the day I found you.”
    “You never told me that!” I whispered.
    At that moment my vision started blurring and the colors changed from the dark greens and silvers to fiery reds and oranges. When my vision cleared up I saw the castle burning and people running. The only thing that told me this was the kingdom next to mine was the banner torn and burning. After that the world went black.
    I woke up to ice water on my head.
    “Finally, your awake,” Kendra yelled.
    “Did you see it too?” I said coughing up water. Her eyebrows wrinkled as if to tell me no. “I saw a burning picture of the next kingdoms castle.”
    Her eyes widened. She got up and started making a travel package. “Why are you making a…”
    “Because what you saw was real, and you need to get out of here soon.” Kendra said rushing.
    Then she pulled a small bundle from under her bed. “Here take these and use them to protect yourself.” As she unwrapped the bundle I saw two 3 inch knifes with handles of silver. When I looked closer I saw animals carved into the handle. Where the handle ended and the blade began was an emerald sea turtle. The blade was diamond.
    “Now go.” So I ran faster than ever before.

  73. Robin Says:

    Ohhh! Sorry, I was reading Sophie’s and I thought it was yours. Oops! :D I like it! Should be helpful…

    And yes-water/ice dragon.

  74. Sophie Says:

    sorry I made it more confusing!! :P

    Mine is a seperate story. :) Completely. Please read it and tell me if you like it. :) It’ll get more exciting, since she’s not even aboard the ship yet.

  75. Robin Says:

    Ohh! Man, I missed that idea completely! Good Odd! That was stupid of me! Sorry, Sophie. I did like it, though! It “pulled me in” as my old writing teacher would say. :)

  76. Sophie Says:

    Robin: It’s fine. I don’t think anyone saw me when I posted explaining it was entirely different!! :D And thanks for the compliment. :) I’ll work on the fun part tomorrow. I need to read the other one from the beginning-it’s really neat as well!

  77. Ducky Says:

    It was good, Sophie! And, random thought, what state do you live in? We all know where everyone else lives.(or what state anyway) I live in northern California. I will finish my story later, as I am being yelled at by my father to get off the computer right now. :-D

  78. Robin Says:

    I hate when that happens when you’re doing something productive, Ducky!!

  79. Sophie Says:

    Ducky: Arizona. -.- And thanks!

  80. Raelynn Says:

    Sophie- that was really good. i thought it was part of the medeval story. My bad. but it was good.

    Can everyone do a skech of what you look like in the story? I’ve already done one of me and doing everyone elses but i want to see what you want to look like.(mine is a cartoonish person)

  81. Sophie Says:

    rae: Thanks!!

  82. Ducky Says:

    I’m horrid at drawing, so I’m gonna find a picture off the internet.

  83. Ducky Says:

    What do I do with my picture once I have it?
    (Almost done with my first paragraph)

  84. Sasha Says:

    How do you post it?

  85. Ducky Says:

    I raced through the trees, miserable. All I could think of was how that foreign empire had swooped in and kidnapped my country. My entire family was dead, except my older sister, who was now the rightful queen. I had no idea what had happened to the rest of my country, to whom I was a princess. My full name is Princess Jelina “Ducky” Winthrop.
    I dropped to the forest floor, panting from exhaustion. I had no idea what I was to do next. I could not stay in one place for too long, the soldiers would find me. I had to stay on the move.
    I came upon a small village on the edge of the forest. A young girl slave was coming around the edge of a house with a water bucket in her hand. When she saw me, she looked startled and hurried to turn her back on me.
    “Help me,” I called, “Please!”
    She obviously seemed to take pity on me. She came over and pulled me behind a hut. “Qui etes-vous?” she asked.
    “Uh…Claire Rylinn,” I said. I needed to get out of the empire without people noticing I was still alive. “Pouvez-vous m’aider a obtenir le Queendom?”
    She looked glum. “De cette facon,” She muttered, pointing in the direction I had to go.
    I set off on an intense trek.

    Will do more later! Hope you liked it!

  86. Raelynn Says:

    Nice ducky.
    i lived on the border of your kingdom and saw it destroyed in my vision.

  87. Sasha Says:

    Sophie, ur story is better then some I have read in real PUBLISHED books!!!! AND I LOVED URS DUCKY!!!! I like yours too Rae, I really like Kendra.

  88. Sasha Says:

    I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow, so I might not be able to post very often, there isn’t any wifi, or a computer :(

  89. Robin Says:

    Dying! 105 w/out humidity and I spent 8:40 to 1:15 in an auditorium that was at least another 5 degrees hotter. And it was a dress rehearsal and my costume requires long pants, a button down, and a sweater. It was terrible and the tape they use for microphones left a sticky residue on my face. Ugh. Dying…

  90. Sasha Says:

    haha that sux robin
    !!!!!!

  91. Kim Says:

    I feel for you Robin! during closing night for CB almost everyone got sick from dehydration! even I was feeling ill :-( DRINK TONS OF WATER! AND WHEN YOU THINK IT’S ENOUGH, DRINK MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that should help :-D
    and mic tape sucks! I’ve had to use it as well.

  92. Robin Says:

    Thanks for the advice, Kim. At least tomorrow’s show is in the evening (7:00). :D

  93. Sasha Says:

    Hey Kim, are you writing about ur character yet?

  94. Robin Says:

    Kim doesn’t have a lot to go on yet. She can wait a while. Raelynn and Sasha-you guys have a ton on info. already, which helps. Yeah. :D

  95. Raelynn Says:

    Robin- i also have a lot of pictures. i’ve draw almost everyone. Your dagger, my bow and arrows, gwins short sword, and my knifes.
    I’m also drawing some of the sences.
    If you need more info i can give you some more.(i don’t think you well… for now.)

  96. Raelynn Says:

    Can i have a pet?

  97. Kim Says:

    Sasha, I AM working on my story, but right now my character seems a bit too mean. I will post it when I think it’s OK. guess what! I got an email account! so Robin, I’m gonna try this one last time. is you’re email “fclfatty@gmail.com”?

  98. Sasha Says:

    Kim, ur one consonant off, but I think robin would greatly appreciate you NOT posting her email for the whole world to see, so if u think u have it right, email her. And I don’t think ur character is mean, just trying to be a traditional queen.

  99. Sasha Says:

    BYE EVERYONE I’M LEAVING FIR A 2WEEK VACATION!!!!!! See ya soon pals!

  100. Kim Says:

    I meant mean-ish in the short story I’m writing. sorry Robin for posting you’re not quite email, but I’m trying to figure it out. each time I think I have it, it turns out to be wrong! :-( :-( what am I messing up! :-(

  101. Ducky Says:

    Well, goodbye then Sophie and Sasha. I have no idea what I am going to do this coming week. All my email buddies are on vacation, so I haven’t got much to do.

  102. Raelynn Says:

    Next week i’m busy in the morning but open in the afternoon i think.
    week after that i think i’m leaving for vacation. but well still post when i can.

  103. Robin Says:

    Hullo. I’m trying to decide what to munch for lunch ’cause it’s so hot I’m not even hungry! You guys are very talkative today. :D

    Raelynn, if you had a pet, I don’t think it would end up being as influential as other animals. I’ll see if the need occurs.

    Happy vacation, Sasha! Have fun! :) :D :)

  104. Raelynn Says:

    My pet would be mainly for my short story. it would be a border colle.

  105. Sasha Says:

    I will, thanks. I’m leaving now in like 2 minutes but I wanted to say: two weeks is a long time, DON’T FORGET ABOUT ME!!!! :)

  106. Raelynn Says:

    Bye Sasha. Make sure to forget about you!!! HEHEHEHEHEHE

  107. Raelynn Says:

    i was kidding!!

  108. Robin Says:

    I dunno if I could ever forget you Shasha. You’re too much like me for it to be humanly possible. :D

  109. Raelynn Says:

    Robin when are going to be done with the next chapter? as i’ve said before i’m inpaitant.
    鳳凰蒼蠅

  110. Ducky Says:

    Phoenix Flies? What the… What does that mean?

  111. Raelynn Says:

    I don’t know. i’ve just been messing with WORD and i must have pasted it.
    it was supost to be: For the Phoenix flies.

  112. Kim Says:

    Robin? could you please please please tell me just the letter that I got wrong on you’re email? I promise I won’t post it! *big begging eyes*

  113. Robin Says:

    You got the “L” wrong. It’s not an “L”.

  114. Kim Says:

    ok, thx :-)

  115. Robin Says:

    Last night was great! I had a lot of fun! I just hope that my new friend’s attempt to remember my email address is more successful than you guys’. :) He he he.

  116. Raelynn Says:

    it’s so hot!!!!!
    I’m inside and i fell like i’m outside!!!!

    Robin- you didn’t discripe you dagger so when i drew it it was:
    Blade was normal
    the hilt was a metal with a slight green to it with crve ups at the both ends
    handle is wraped in black leather with a round end of the same metle as hilt
    Case is black with a metle top egae. on that is a green olval stone.

  117. Kim Says:

    sigh…….

  118. Raelynn Says:

    Kim why are you sighing?

  119. Robin Says:

    Here we are! Enjoy! :D Especially you, Raelynn, you impatient person.

    I carefully and quietly knocked on the wooden door of the two story hut. It had a thatched roof, a small fenced garden out front, a stone pathway leading to a wooden door, a flower box underneath the two large windows, and a smoking chimney that fought off the October briskness.
    From behind the door I heard, “Who is it?”I felt marginally better; she seemed to be feeling well today.
    “Jelina, it’s Robin.” Seconds later, I was admitted into the cozy and friendly house. I sat on a soft lounge chair by the fire place as Jelina, or Ducky, brewed tea in the next room on a small wood stove. I glanced around and located all of my favorite familiar objects piled on shelves and rickety tables. The cage full of talking songbirds, the stacks of books about magical animals, and all the objects that did various things. I saw the dishes washing themselves in the sink and the fire adding more logs to itself. Ducky’s cottage never ceased to amaze me. Many of the magical items were not animated by spells done by Ducky, for she knew only a few simple and useful incantations like me, but had been collected during her years of travel. Ducky tottered in carrying a tray on which a teapot with four spouts, two tea cups, a sugar bowl, and a pitcher of cream sat.
    “So, I don’t get many visitors, and when I do, it’s usually for a reason. What do you need?” I spotted a pair of dark blue satin shoes at the hearth, and doubted the previous statement. Someone had been here recently, and I thought I knew who. While Sasha preferred sneaking out of the castle to the market, Rin Rin was always tromping through the woods looking for outlandish creatures. But I had other things on my mind at the moment.
    “I…I…I have a…a something.” Ducky perched on a stool on the other side of the table across from me. She began pouring tea and was about to add sugar to mine when I stopped her. “No, straight is great.” She handed me my cup and added cream to hers, turning it a milky brown.
    “A something? Of what sort.”
    “Well…I…” I swallowed my pride. “I dunno,” I spit out quickly. Ducky frowned.
    “Excuse me?” I took a deep breath and repeated myself.
    “I dunno.”
    “Oh. Then you might as well show it to me. I mean, unless you just came here to confuse me.” I held aloft the rock, which had a metallic sheen in the light. A look of utter amazement was painted on Ducky’s face. She gently took the rock out of my hands and stroked it.
    “How strange. They don’t usually lay until the first snow. I wonder where the mother is…She must be huge! And to think most professors thought there were only about ten left in the Himalayas! We shouldn’t tell them, though. That could cause trouble!” She paused for a second while extracting a thick volume out of the shelf on the nearest wall. I was insanely confused.
    “Hold on!” Ducky looked up from her pages and her eyes widened.
    “Oh. Sorry. I forgot. This is a Rare Norwegian Vann og Is Drage egg! They’re even rarer than any other variaty dragon! The average Norwegian Vann og Is Drage only lays one egg every ten years. Though they do live hundreds of years if they aren’t killed by hunters or so called ‘dragon slayers’. But this is extraordinary! It’s the first egg found in decades! Look-here’s a picture of a full grown one.”
    Ducky held open her book and pointed to a color photo of something that scared me a lot. It was a gigantic lizard with four wings and a long tail with spikes that led all up its back and neck. It was sky blue, dark indigo, silver, and transparent in color. Its long blue tongue flicked out of its mouth. I shivered. “They tend to live in small packs and eat snow and pears.” I nodded, still a bit flustered.
    “Okay. So now what do we do?” Ducky knew exactly what steps she was supposed to complete, and what precautions to take.
    Two hours later, Ducky’s freezer had been transformed into a dragon nest. We had carved an egg shaped encasement out of ice, to hold the egg. Then we cleaned out the entire icebox to create room for the nest. When the freezer was empty of food we filled it up to the top with ice blocks and nestled the egg in its ice cocoon in a vacant spot.
    “There. That should be good. In four days we should check on it. Other than that, we should leave it closed up in there.” I nodded.
    “Do you want me to stay over? You know, to help?”
    “No. I’ll be fine. But if you would send over Erin, I would be in your debt…” I smirked.
    “Oh. Of course. Will she be staying?”
    “Preferably.”

  120. Raelynn Says:

    THank you!!!!
    my PC deleted my short story!!!

  121. Robin Says:

    Ooops. Missed your previous comments…
    Why are you sighing Kim? The heat? Well, I hope you’re feeling happier now… And I hope you liked the segment I posted. :)

  122. Sophie Says:

    Ah! I’m back! Our stupid wifi was down. :’( But I’m back now!!

    Thanks for the compliment on my book. I just need to type up the next chapter!!

  123. Robin Says:

    Has anyone seen the commercial about wearing helmets? With the kid who throws the other kids’ helmets into the trash can?

    On another note, painted the first coat of blue paint on my walls today!! Yay! :D

  124. Robin Says:

    Oh, and thank you ABC Family for feeding me Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean this weekend! (Potions and Pirates Weekend.):D :D :D Makes for writerly thoughts! ;)

  125. Robin Says:

    Back again with more! :D

    I shifted from foot to foot in front of the gold door that led into the throne room. I tried to calm myself as a maid came out of the intimidating room, to escort me in.
    “The queen is ready to see you,” she stated.
    “Thank you-” I searched for a name.
    “Sophie. And your welcome. It’s my job,” the maid informed me. I hesitantly stepped into the throne room, which turned out to be smaller than one would expect. The extravagant throne was embellished in jewels. Around it flocked many villagers, a handful of maids, and the chef-in-training, Evie, who was serving tea and crumpets to all. As I approached, I overheard some of the conversations being carried on. Some were serious, and directed to the queen. Others were casual, merely old friends using the throne room as a meeting place, or an area to catch up.
    “Really? Well I heard that they were going to arrange a marriage for Princess Kimberly…” said one squeaky voice. I rolled my eyes. Kim would love that. But that was not the way of the queen, who was forgiving and lenient, but strict enough to rule a queendom.
    “Have you seen that hideous merchant at the market? And they say he was the one who made all of the princesses’ circlet!” exclaimed a nasally voice. I moved on.
    “I know! Isn’t it beautiful? It’s the latest fashion! The fabric alone costs twice the amount the average fully completed dress costs!” Vulgar habit, shopping is. Has always disgusted me and always will disgust me. I don’t understand how anyone can possibly extract any joy from it. And fighting in an ensemble like that… Not a good idea.
    “Oh! Thank you, Your Graciousness! I will never forget! Thank you! Thank you!” The queen was waving off a young woman, no more than three years older than me, cradling an infant in one arm while holding the hands of three wobbly little children when I reached her. Another thing I will never do: marry. What fun would I have if I was stuck in a house with a bunch of children? I couldn’t fight anyone, or play with knives. Lousy idea, marriage is. The king died four months after the twins’ birth. Just goes to show that love is stupid. It never gets you anywhere. I wouldn’t be the first and only female knight in the world if I had been in love. But the queen interrupted my day dreaming at that moment.
    “Ahh. I was about to call upon you when Sophie mentioned you were here to speak to me. You go first.”
    “Okay. Well, Ducky-sorry, Jelina, was hoping that Erin could stay with her in the forest for a few weeks.” The queen nodded.
    “Very well. That was easy. In fact, I was expecting something more of the sort of thing I am giving you,” she called over Sophie. “Kindly inform my daughter that she will be spending four weeks in Madam Jelina’s cottage in the forest. If she should require more time later in her stay she may write me.” Sophie made to exit, but halted seconds later.
    “Excuse me for my ignorance, but which daughter?” The queen smiled kindly.
    “Oh. Of course. Silly me. Erin.” Then she turned toward me again. “I need you to go to the market and locate Sasha. She has been missing all morning, and is required by Raelynn. They have a painting lesson.” Yes, a “painting” lesson. I knew better. They most definitely were not having painting lessons. I didn’t know what they were doing, but Raelynn had never been capable of teaching anyone anything art related.

    More soon!

  126. Raelynn Says:

    did you guess i was a bad teacher?
    I’m not very good at it and my inpatiance doesn’t help that!!!
    Well you spy on the lesson?

  127. Raelynn Says:

    oh how old is everyone in the story?

  128. Robin Says:

    I dunno. I assumed I was around 14, making Sasha and Rin Rin 6 months or so younger.
    Kim is 15.
    I guess Raelynn would be 15ish too.
    Ducky is 14.
    Sophie and Evie are 13.

  129. Raelynn Says:

    can i be 13?
    Plus i’m short so..

  130. Raelynn Says:

    or 14 because it would be weird for me to teach Sasha and be a year younger.

  131. Robin Says:

    Well, I dunno, your character struck me as an older sort of person. That and Kim would be older than everyone. It’s up to you. Tell me what you think.

  132. Raelynn Says:

    well lets say i’ve seen more then a person
    11x my age so i act older then i am so time and no one knows when i was born so i am kind of 13, 14, and 15!

  133. Raelynn Says:

    that solves it.
    so just say i’m a teen.

  134. Kim Says:

    I think my age is fine. :-P But I did think that Rin-Rin and sasha were more like 12.

  135. Raelynn Says:

    the heat is killing me(and the plants next door)!!!!!

    Kim are almost done with your story?

  136. Kim Says:

    Hallo! here’s my short story! please don’t be critical of my grammer, I know it isn’t the best. enjoy!

    It was a normal start to the day for Kimberly V. Hathaway. Well, as normal a start to the day for the heir to the only queendom on the planet could be. Kim needed to find her sister Sasha. especialy since the Queen was looking for her. “Rin –Rin! Sasha!” she called. “yeah?” Rin-Rin said from behind her. Kim whirled around. “there you are! Sasha, the que- where’s Sasha?” she was surprised, you never usally saw one twin without the other. Rin-Rin shrugged. “Probably still sleeping. Why?” Kim didn’t anwser, she was already racing down the hall to Sasha’s room. “Sasha!” Kim knocked on the door. “Sasha wake up!” there was no reply. She knocked again. Still no reply. Kim rolled her eyes, the sleepyhead! “I’m coming in!” she pushed the door open. Sasha wasn’t there. Instead, there was a wolf sleeping on a pile of pillows next to her bed. Needless to say, Kim shut the door quickly. “ Sasha! Where are you! Come out from wherever you are hiding!” There was a moment of silence, the a nervous looking Sasha crawled out from behind a nearby statue. She also had something in her hands, something that looked a lot like a bowl of raw meat. Kim pulled Sasha into an emty room, slammed the door shut, locked it, and then, she exploded. “Where have you been! And how does there just HAPPEN to be a wolf in you’re room!?!” “I – I – I –“ Sasha stuttered. “I couldn’t just leave him there!” she said finnaly. “Leave him where?” Kim asked curiously. “in the vil-“ Sasha clapped her hand over her mouth. Oops. She wasn’t supposed to say that. “ you went to the village!” Kim shreiked. “ and got a wolf! In the middle of the night! Do you have any idea how dangerous that is!” “But-“ “ nevermind that!” Kim interrupted. ‘”what will people say when they find out one of their princesses has a wolf for a pet! What will the queen say?” “Kim-“ Sasha’s (blank) eyes were big and begging. “Please- please don’t tell anyone…….” Kim’s own chocolate brown eyes narrowed. “ Alright. Keep the wolf. But if you’re caught, I know nothing.”

    side note Sasha, I couldn’t remember what you’re eye color was, or even if you told us, so I put down (blank). toodles! :-P

  137. Raelynn Says:

    Very interesting.
    I like it. i don’t think your mean in it but just trying to live up to your rep and tring to be a good sister.

  138. Kim Says:

    LOL! I don’t think my story can be classified as “short”. maybe a “slightly shorter long story” would work. :-P

  139. Kim Says:

    Thanks Raelynn! I did change it a little though.

  140. Robin Says:

    Brilliant. Great! Pouring here, yay!!

  141. Kim Says:

    Oops…….. realizing my mistakes….. I didn’t read Sasha’s story closely enough. I just sort of assumed it was the middle of the night, cause they were sneaking out and nobody knew they were there. and I meant market, not village.

  142. Raelynn Says:

    Kim, i was going to enter some writing contest and a short story in longest 8 pages i think.

    Robin- age thing figered out?

  143. Robin Says:

    Yup!:D

  144. Robin Says:

    Oops! Sorry! Meant ” :D

  145. Raelynn Says:

    in steed of a border colle i want my pet to be a merlin.

  146. Robin Says:

    A what?

  147. Robin Says:

    Okay! Googled it! You mean not the wizard, but the variety of falcon also known as pigeon hawk. ‘K. Got it now… :D

  148. Evie Says:

    AAH!!! I’ve missed so much of the amazing story!!! Sorry all!!!
    Oooh, cool; the first mention of sous-sous-sous-chef me. (I’ll finish up my short story soon, promise; though perhaps, Robin, you could give me an idea of what you’ve got in mind so I don’t write something way off? Oh, and, thirteen, though not exact, is close enough to my real age. :D )

    Hi Sophie!

  149. Ducky Says:

    Sorry, all! I didn’t expect to be away at all, but on Friday, my parents just packed up and we left!
    Robin, I loved the all the cool objects around my house! Yup, that’s me — Fourteen-year-old major thief and dragon whisperer.

    Oh, yeah. One question for Robin. Do I currently have a pet dragon, or will I get one soon, or did it die ages ago, or what?

  150. Robin Says:

    What do you think the egg is for, Ducky? That’s your dragon. Because you raise it, it will be your dragon. If you had just stumbled upon a dragon, it would have eaten you, but this dragon will see you as its mother/friend/pilot, and therefore be your loyal companion. :)

    As for you, Evie: chef in training, yes. But the rest I’m not sure yet. I’m spending the end of this week and next week to fine tune characters and plot line. I think I may have you unintentionally aid Sophie as she leads the enemies in. And you might die. Is that alright? Ooo! And you’ll poison someone! And fight with your kitchen knife. And catch Sasha and I in a lesson…which the queen doesn’t know about. :D Yeah. More later for you. Don’t worry about writing a segment, and if you do, who knows, it might enlighten me further in the subject of your character…

  151. Robin Says:

    That was long… Oops. :D

  152. Raelynn Says:

    our downstairs air condintioner broke!!!

    When your done with our bios can you post them?

  153. Ducky Says:

    Oh…doink-doink. That was obvious. I should’ve known. Sorry Robin! [grinning sheepishly]

    [mystified] Which bios, Raelynn?

  154. Robin Says:

    Ahh…Dear Watson, not all of us can be geniuses! (To Ducky.) Ha ha ha. It’s alright, sometimes I miss obvious things too. :)

    Bios as in the mini stories that you guys are doing. :D

    Raelynn, I don’t have ANY A.C.! :(

  155. Raelynn Says:

    how do you live without air c.?!

    About the merlien:
    It WOULD be cool to have a all powerful wizard of a pet but i can’t raelly carry it around now could i?
    It would be a girl with amber-brown eyes.
    it rides around on my shoulder.

  156. Ducky Says:

    I don’t have an AC either. It’s sad on hot days.

  157. Raelynn Says:

    you are all crazy!!!
    oh, what houses have no air c.?

  158. Raelynn Says:

    Ducky- on the other page we ae a bit crazy. ok maybe a lot crazy but no one really cares do they? i mean everyones a bit crazy.

  159. Robin Says:

    I care. All the best people are crazy!! :D

    My house doesn’t have A.C. ’cause my parents had it built for them, and that was before A.C. was super effective and worth purchasing.

  160. Raelynn Says:

    ok. i ment no one was affended by being called crazy. all inventors are crazy and more that i’m not taking the the time to type.

  161. Robin Says:

    He he he! Nice, Raelynn. Personally, like, think of all those book characters that you’ve fallen in love with (guys unless anyone here is a guy, but I don’t think so) or wished you were like in some way or were friends with. Weren’t they all just the tiniest bit crazy? :D Yes. They were. :)
    Like look it-Theo.’s slightly crazy. She’s part of a secret organization, smuggled herself and her cat to Egypt and sometimes sleeps in a coffin. :D

  162. Kim Says:

    ha, good one Robin. that makes alot of sense, the best of the best have to be sort of crazy, or their just boring. it’s kinda like book characters, if the main character isn’t daring, or in other words sorta crazy, you would die of boredom just reading it. :-D

  163. Sophie Says:

    wow sorry! I’ve been gone for days! :)

    I’m back now guys!!!

  164. Robin Says:

    Hullo and welcome back. We’ve just been carrying on a conversation about craziness.:D

  165. Robin Says:

    Ooops!’ :D

  166. Raelynn Says:

    i’ve never fallen in love with a book person but i want to met a lot of them.

  167. Robin Says:

    Oh Odd! Of course I’d like to be friends with multiple book characters, and I’d like to replace some book characters ’cause I like their lives, but I have fallen in love with a couple book characters… There I said it. I know it sounds silly, but, like, Gavin in Fablehaven and Cadel in Evil Genius/Genius Squad/Genius Wars and Rossamund in Foundling and Peter in Narnia. :D And they were all crazy in at least some small way! :D ;)

  168. Robin Says:

    Cool! Commenting from my Nook Color! Though I won’t be buying Theo. 5 as an E-Book. Too good for that-need to own it hardcover! :D

  169. Raelynn Says:

    i have a plain old nook.
    did you know you can get books from your LB(if they have them) on it?
    most of the books i have on it were free or from the LB.

  170. Robin Says:

    Yeah. But my town library has, like, no young adult E-Books. It stinks! :(

  171. Raelynn Says:

    mine has a ton!
    i really need to charge it(it=nook)

    Have you guys read the Beatrice bailey books or the Rowan Hood books?

  172. Robin Says:

    Nope. But how ’bout Knightly Academy? Amazing book!

  173. Raelynn Says:

    No.

  174. Robin Says:

    Writing more today. Got my thoughts back-they were on vacation to London with some book characters. They went to museums and cafes and movies and rode in those awesome London cabs. :D

  175. Robin Says:

    ‘K, Sophie, I would love to know what color your eyes are, not for your character, but for another? If I don’t hear back they’re just going to be bright lavender, ‘K? Thanks! :D

  176. Robin Says:

    Where are you guys?? Did I say something bad? Well, here’s some more. I just gave you starting with ch. 3 ’cause I couldn’t remember where I left off.

    Three
    Out of sight, literally, I snaked through the market. The queendom’s market was famous for its multitude of foreign goods and necessities. People from everywhere flocked to the daily extravaganza. The market opened every week day at 9:00 in the morning, and closed at sunset. It would be interesting to locate a disguised princess in the mess of tents and customers-for the normal warrior. For me, it would be a cup of tea. I spotted the trailing skirt of a castle maid. Not uncommon in the market, for someone was almost always buying something for the castle kitchen or the castle in general. Even still, I recognized the gait of a person trying to trail someone else. I followed, a little slowly so the maid did not become suspicious. The smell of sweaty, unwashed peasants mingled with the more appealing aroma of the market’s famous super spicy chili. Since I had time, I beelined to the chili stand and swiped a bowl. I’d pay them back later… Right? I ate my lunch, which was so hot it would have been perfect for the devil, and continued on my way.
    It wasn’t long before I encountered a young woman in a flowing cloak that shimmered in the sunlight. Beneath it, I glimpsed a flash of silver which came from the familiar silver circlet that the younger princesses wore. Sasha and Rin Rin are required to wear silver, wavy circlets, Kim is required to wear a fancier gold one, and any people staying in the castle who are not staff are required to wear bronze ones. Raelynn wears hers faithfully, and Ducky isn’t technically in the castle and therefore doesn’t have to have one, but me, I just don’t wear it except when in court or on holidays. They are purely for the sake of making it easier to identify important people of the castle and you would have to be blind or completely obtuse to not know a princess when you see one!
    I spotted Sasha once more. She was discussing something with the none-too-handsome owner of the stand in front of her.
    “How much?” She was gesturing to a scrawny pile of fur lying on the ground that was tethered to the stand. Wait. Yes. She was purchasing the thing! Not surprising…just stupid. If she paid more than her garments suggested she could then surely the vendor would discover her identity. But this was her bit of fun, and I was just an invisible body guard she hadn’t hired. It was not my job to aid her, only to save her life and ensure her safe return to the castle. Or, that’s what I gathered from the queen. She may have wanted Sasha back as soon as I found her, but hey, she hadn’t written out any requirements! I witnessed the vendor handing her the animal’s leash, and I watched Venera, Sasha’s maid-in-waiting and accomplice, fetch the wolf a bowl of the chili I had eaten just minutes ago. You could see the thing’s ribs jut out and it eagerly consumed the food. Then Sasha gathered up its rope and wrapped it in the folds of her cloak, carrying it like it was her child.
    “What is that? It’s hideous! How can you pay money for that? How are you gonna get it in the castle?” Seeing that she was getting no where, Verena saved her breath. We began heading back, when a boy around two years older than Sasha stepped out and smiled at her. He had lush brown hair, which was a curly mess,and brilliantly bright deep purple eyes. They reminded me greatly of the eyes of the new maid the queen had just hired for daily chores. She was thin, and had chestnut hair and bright lavender eyes. Her name was Sophie, but I was too busy staring at the boy to think about any similarities for long. He was wearing fairly ratty pants and a dirty short sleeved shirt. He had sandals on his feet and was…stunning.
    “Hullo, my dear princess,” he was saying. Verena attempted to slap him, but he dodged her. His smile was clean and white, despite what color his clothing was. But how did he know the princess? I could find her, yes, but I was trained and saw her daily. Was she that obvious? He started guiding her away,a hand on her arm. I followed quietly.
    We were in an alley-way, far from sight and out of hearing range. The boy began to spout nonsense.
    “Your eyes shine like the light that guides me. Your hair is fiery like your personality-” I caught his hand venturing toward her pockets, where he would find a scrawny wolf and lots of money. He was seriously trying to steal from a girl-a princess no less, by making her fall in love. I snuck closer, and unsheathed my dagger. Before he knew what had hit him, I was visible, and there was a knife at his throat.
    “Gleack!” he exclaimed. I loosened my grip around his neck a little bit. “Who are you?”
    “Oh-just the person you were hoping wouldn’t come along and kick your butt!” I got louder and louder as the sentence progressed. He flinched. “Now how about I kill you?”
    “GGAAACKK!” he screamed. I love it when girls make guys scream, don’t you?
    “No? Then let’s make our way back to the castle.” I tied his hands behind his back and the tip of my dagger was on his neck. With that, we were off.
    ~~~
    I was enjoying the glee from humiliating a guy,the look of dread on Sasha’s face, and the overall silence, but when I arrived at the castle, I began to have doubts. Should I turn him in? I mean,he is cute. Should I get to know him first? Then I realized how stupid I sounded. When had I ever doubted myself? Never. Until this slob came. So to my room I slunk. Sasha branched off and headed to who knows where with her new pet,and Verena went to do her laundry, leaving me with the criminal.
    I sat the boy on the floor, and started pacing-again. The boy cleared his throat.
    “Who are you?” I rolled my eyes.
    “Who are you?”I replied
    “No fair! I asked you first!”
    “Yeah, but I know where all the sharp things are in here!”
    “My name is Will. I’ve been an orphan since I can remember.”
    “Great. That makes two of us. Except I’m a trained warrior whose done something with her life; not just some worthless scum,” I spat.
    “Well, I didn’t have that opportunity, but you could give it to me,” he replied. He tried to stand up, but I convinced him to stay with help from my dagger. “Oh come on, you know you like me!” I growled and stabbed at the air with my weapon.
    “I’ve killed thousands of guys before! You’re just one more lousy, terrible, vile-”
    “Okay, okay,” he said, clearly exasperated. “Just make it quick.” I flopped on my bed, conflicted.
    “What’s wrong with me?” I suddenly screamed, out of frustration. “I’m going insane! I can’t think straight!” This seemed to scare Will. His eyes widened and his jaw dropped.
    “Excuse me? Are you all right.” All his dazzle and teasing was gone; replaced by sincere concern. I can tell when someone’s poking fun or trying to annoy you, as Will had been, but now he most definitely was not.
    “No. Yes. I dunno!” Tears started streaming down my face and I felt ridiculous. I never cry! Yet here I was, a strong warrior, first and only female night, and I was bawling my eyes out in front of a boy! “It’s just. I. I’m confused.” Will got on his feet and sat down on my bed next to me. He took my hand and I didn’t resist.
    “I don’t even know your name, but I know that you don’t cry often. I think you need to go to sleep.” This got me to turn off the waterworks.
    “Are you crazier than I am? I’m not gonna leave you here while I sleep in a room full of swords!” But that’s just what I did. I found Will a book and located the one I was reading and we both laid down on my bed to calm down. After two chapters I fell asleep.
    ~~~
    I woke up much like I had the first day I spent in the castle. The soft blankets were drawn around me, I felt sore and still slightly drained, but this time, there was a guy, a very cute guy,sitting on my window ledge.
    “AHHHH!” I screamed. He jolted up and pivoted toward me.
    “Good morning to you, too.” I threw off the blankets, and was relieved to see myself in the same tunic and leggings as yesterday.
    “STUPID, STUPID, STUPID! Why are you here?”
    “You told me not to go anywhere, so I didn’t!” I have to admit, he was right. I had told him not to go off and do something he’d regret, but I didn’t want to say that. Instead, I pushed him into the closet.
    “What are you doing? Hang on, no one said anything about locking me in a closet!” I rolled my eyes and grabbed brown leggings, a gold pair of gladiator sandals, and a bright orange sleeveless tunic out of the closet before closing the door.
    “I’m getting dressed you imbecile! You could never be a warrior-warriors are patient, you are like a small child waiting for candy.” I heard some grumbling as I dressed, and made up my mind. We were going to Ducky.

    Be back with more soon!! Can you guess who they guy is?

  177. Robin Says:

    And Sahsa-totally cool! You’ve done more emailing to me on your vacation than I’ll be able to do one mine! :)

    And I know one of you, at least, will be like “wait there’s a guy in the story” but I couldn’t have all the characters be girls, could I? :)

  178. Raelynn Says:

    i had a dream tha a boy named will would be in the story. same way i know when people post on this blog.

    for the braclet can it be a necklace with a blue dimond bird pendent on it? it is what i wear in my short story.

    when your with ducky can my merlin,Willow, dilver something about one of my visions(Ducky knows back story too.)

  179. Robin Says:

    Brilliant-sounds great Raelynn. But it’s not a bracelet, it’s a circlet like in Narnia. The tiara sort of thing. But you can have abracelet like you described. There’s some sort of invisible bug outside that’s clicking and driving my cat bananas! :)

  180. Robin Says:

    Sorry for the typo-you can have a necklace of that description. ;) (To Raelynn)

  181. Raelynn Says:

    OH. I REALLY LIKE THE crowns IN NARNIA. I REALLY LIKE LUCY’S. BUT THE BLUE DIMOND BIRD IN THE CENTER OF IT. i was sleeps so i didn’t read right.

  182. Raelynn Says:

    how about i always wear the necklace and for inportent matters the crown thing. the crown thing like lucy’s and it’s just a blue glass bird on the crown.

    can this be the message carried by willow:
    i had a vision. tell Robin and Will to meet me at archory range. You must come too.
    Raelynn

  183. Kim Says:

    why are almost all you’re words caps in comment 181?

  184. Raelynn Says:

    my brother was messing with my caps lock key. i really didn’t want to type it all again.

  185. Robin Says:

    Hullo Kim! Where have you been?

  186. Robin Says:

    Oh, and Sasha-all’s well ’cause I’m not gonna email for a while between vacation and school.

  187. Evie Says:

    Hmm, is Will related to Sophie? Intriguing…
    The story is really good! It’s as good, if not better, than most books I’ve read. In the dialogue bits, though, it’s sort of difficult to figure out who’s saying what sometimes (or maybe it’s just me, heh heh).
    That all sounds good regarding me. Write what you like; I can def. die if you want ;D

  188. Robin Says:

    Ahh! I love people who let me run away with their characters… A good book always needs someone to die!
    Thanks Evie!! The dialogue’s kinda supposed to be a little confusing ’cause most arguments in real life are!

    Yes, Will is related to Sophie! You’ll see! :D

  189. Raelynn Says:

    so tierd :-O

    You know i think you could be just a bit cleared of who is saying what. Maybe it’s just me but i like when i have some idea of how is saying what.

    Random ?: do any of you guys have 39 clues acconts?

  190. Kim Says:

    I have an account! do you Raelynn?

  191. Raelynn Says:

    i do too!

  192. Raelynn Says:

    what branch are you in? i’m in ekat.

  193. Robin Says:

    I don’t follow 39 Clues, so no.

  194. Robin Says:

    I have created an agenty thingy but stink at all the driving/flying vehicles through circles missions. Great at the red ones though!

  195. Kim Says:

    That’s a good question Raelynn. how far are you in the books? (don’t wan’t to give away any spoilers ;-) ) I am/was a janus. Sorta.

  196. Kim Says:

    red ones????? btw, what branch are you Robin?

  197. Raelynn Says:

    i’ve read them all.

    are you a M? i want to be but don’t you have to play the maze thing. if so i don’t have apple thing to play it on.

    Robin- it took me an hour to do the first mission flying thing. 30 min to do the submarien one.

    Do you guys have agent card numbers?

  198. Kim Says:

    yes, I am a M Raelynn. you don’t have to play the maze thingy either, I personally have never played it. all you have to do to become M is, get all the clues, and do the 10th mission (which you will only be able to do once you have 38 clues) :-)

  199. Robin Says:

    I’m a “Lucian” I think.
    What do you mean, an ‘M’?
    Right now my rank is “Anaconda” is that good for my first day?

    Got my creative writing juices flowing faster with the addition of a “Munny” to my world. They’re produced by ‘www.kidrobot.com’ and are blank toys you can design! You can also purchase ones made by famous artists. :D Ready to write now!!

  200. Raelynn Says:

    so at this site we have a:

    Ekat-me
    Lucian- Robin
    Janus/M-Kim

    Robin if you read the books you well find out what “M” means.OR do some research.

    i’m an ‘inventor’ what ever that means.

    i got my braces off! oh yeah!!!! i’m happily cewing gum and eating starburst.

  201. Robin Says:

    I still have my braces, but I eat all the stuff I’m not supposed to anyway. But I’ve never chewed gum, so that doesn’t do anything.

  202. Raelynn Says:

    i did too but now my mother can’t yell at me for doing it. and she buyed a big bag of stARbrust for me.

  203. Robin Says:

    My mom’s given up. I’m the fourth teenager in the family to have them, and the preceding three were boys. But now she’s getting Invisaligns and she’s so excited. It’s really funny! :D

    Listen to “Somewhere Only We Know” on youtube! Amazing song! From Winnie the Pooh commercial.

  204. Raelynn Says:

    i’m not alwed to go on youtube. i try not to get on my moms neves to much. i got away with chewing ice without a evil look.

    how long is the story in pages?

  205. Robin Says:

    Oh man! I have no idea! Well, actually, I lied, it’s like, 20 or so. I’ll give you exact next time I post another excerpt.

    It’s POURING here!! :D Yay! Lots of rain and thunder….

  206. Robin Says:

    (20 or so pages)

  207. Raelynn Says:

    clear skys and a baking state here. it would be cool if the story was published.

  208. Robin Says:

    We interrupt this program to inform you of the current weather predicament. This is Robin Hoodenstill, and you are watching Weather Channel 5. Today, in Simsbury, CT, the rain is falling! A viewer reports: “The water is up to my ankles in my backyard and there is visible hail on my trampoline!” The thunder is booming and flashes of lightening have been spotted. The viewer also says: “My dog loves to play in it, as do I, and I find it very inspiring.” So there you have it, folks: extreme rain in CT. Tune back in ten minutes for 5:00 weather update.

    :D And yes, it would be cool is we could get the story published. :D

  209. Raelynn Says:

    we would have to invent an alis or put all our names on the cover or we like each write one book and make it a sersie.

    Nice weather report.

    i took news casting once and my sister did to. her catigery one week was old toys and she wrote about it alain poring marbles on us. she got to be in the final shot with it.

  210. Robin Says:

    Thank you! :D

    We could use our characters. You know: “Written by Robin Hoodenstill with Help by Kimberly V. Hathanway…” and list the rest of your characters. It could work.

    Yay for hotglue guns!!!

  211. Raelynn Says:

    that sounds good.

    i really dislike hair prodects.

    crazy idea spot of the day!:
    i’m already think about a sequel. AYO i’ve gone crazy!

  212. Robin Says:

    I wouldn’t rush it-it’s taken me this log to make like, three chapters!

    Where did we get hair products? My mom and I are thinking about each dying a strip of our hair blue, but we haven’t been able to find temporary dye. Like the stuff that washes out within a week.

  213. Kim Says:

    it’s not raining here, just hot, sticky, and humid. :-( it was raining a few days ago, for like 3 strait nights. :-P why are we talking about the weather anyway? :-P :-P :-P leaving for a camping trip and a reletives house tonight, we’re not going to reach our destination until 2 in the morning! so…… thats why I’m not going to be posting till at least sunday.

  214. Kim Says:

    and Raelynn, you already ARE crazy. we all are. I thought we established that awhile ago :-D

  215. Robin Says:

    Have fun camping!! :D

  216. Robin Says:

    Aggg! Big moth in bedroom! Don’t wanna fall asleep while it’s flying around! What’s the point of having two cats if they won’t catch&eat a giant moth?

  217. Robin Says:

    Good morning! Well, for some of you it’s not morning, and for me it’s almost afternoon, but you get the idea. I hate waiting ,don’t you?

  218. Raelynn Says:

    so tired on this summer weather!!! to hot.

    i know i’m crazy because without crazyness i would not be on this site. Because if i wasn’t crazy i would have not read all the theodosia books(1-3) in one day and not have read the back covers therefore never finding the website.

    i’m going to CA on thursday so i won’t be posting less for the next 2 1/2 weeks.

  219. Robin Says:

    Everyone’s on vacation!! Well, I’m leaving Saturday but tomorrow I’m having a sleepover. We’re going to Virginia and then Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. I love the ocean!!

  220. Raelynn Says:

    i’ll still be posting but less, like once a day.

    howa the story coming?

  221. Robin Says:

    Raelynn-that information is available on a need-to-know basis; and you don’t need to know. In other words-it’s confidential. ;) :) :D You’ll see!

  222. Robin Says:

    Oh-an I just found a typo. See comment 218 last two lines “I won’t be posting less” essentially you’re just saying you’ll be posting as normal. You probably meant “will be posting less” or “won’t be posting”. :D Jut an observation. :)

  223. Raelynn Says:

    i changed what i was saying mid sentece.

    Bye-bye what ever living beings are left on this site!

  224. Robin Says:

    Now it’s just me, and the robots controlling this website… :D

  225. Sasha Says:

    Jeez u guys have been busy!!! I haven’t time to read everything, but I just what to say hi. I’ll b home soon, so I’ll be able to read then g2g, it time to eat!

  226. Robin Says:

    Tasty!! :D Leaving in two days!! Yay! :)

  227. Raelynn Says:

    the joys of sleeping in a RV typing on a laptop thats really on your lap. than playing with your cousians. hello everyone.

    i have some time well my cousians aren’t here.

  228. Robin Says:

    Ahh. RVing. Very nice. I often type on a laptop that’s on my lap while on the couch. Doesn’t everyone? :D I don’t know the cousins on my dad’s side, and only know two on my mom’s side, and they’re younger than me and probably raised by wolves. :D

  229. Raelynn Says:

    i have a lot of cousian on my dads side. some are comeing some aren’t.

    we are just sleeping in an RV because there is no room in the house. it is also quiter in the RV so better for typing.

    i usally type on my computer in our office but that is at home not at my grandparents house.

  230. Robin Says:

    Good decision. I think I’d sleep in the R.V. too.

  231. Robin Says:

    Okay. I have a confession to make: I really, really like shatter nail polish. Is that normal? Should I be concerned?

  232. Robin Says:

    Here’s some more. Couldn’t remember where I’d left off, so I started at a logical point.

    I woke up much like I had the first day I spent in the castle. The soft blankets were drawn around me, I felt sore and still slightly drained, but this time, there was a guy, a very cute guy, sitting on my window ledge.
    “AHHHH!” I screamed. He jolted up and pivoted toward me.
    “Good morning to you, too.” I threw off the blankets, and was relieved to see myself in the same tunic and leggings as yesterday.
    “STUPID, STUPID, STUPID! Why are you here?”
    “You told me not to go anywhere, so I didn’t!” I have to admit, he was right. I had told him not to go off and do something he’d regret, but I didn’t want to say that. Instead, I pushed him into the closet.
    “What are you doing? Hang on, no one said anything about locking me in a closet!” I rolled my eyes and grabbed brown leggings, a gold pair of gladiator sandals, and a bright orange sleeveless tunic out of the closet before closing the door.
    “I’m getting dressed you imbecile! You could never be a warrior-warriors are patient, you are like a small child waiting for candy.” I heard some grumbling as I dressed, and made up my mind. We were going to Ducky.
    ~~~
    “Where are we going?” Will whined as we trumped through the woods. I was about to reply when something hit me, and it wasn’t an object, it was a smell.
    “Oh my-” I gasped. “I’m gonna die!!” The world was spinning and I was nauseous. Will took one more step forward before throwing up behind a tree. “What is she doing?” I regained my balance as I said this and grabbed the arm of Will, who was swaying like a tree in a hurricane. “Come on! We gotta go!” I bolted off into the general direction of the cabin, dragging Will behind me.
    The smell worsened and grew stronger while I opened the gate to the cabin. Will and I were like fish out of water, gasping for air and he was still walking like a drunken sailor. In case I have a few delicate readers, I will be gentle in the description of my current foe, but if you combined rotting meat, sulfur, poop, and the worst thing you personally have ever eaten of smelled and multiplied that fume by ten million, that would pretty much sum it up. I knocked weakly on the cabin door but got no reply so I just barged in.
    “What are you doing?!” I squeaked out. Ducky and Rin Rin were in the kitchen, with a giant pot full of glop. It was bubbling and reacting and inside it was the dragon egg. The fume was traveling up from the pot, which Rin Rin was holding down while wearing thick gloves, as Ducky poured and dipped a multitude of strange things into the pot. Will collapsed on the floor and had a coughing fit.
    “Good. So now we leave in there for a few hours in the freezer,” Ducky wheezed to Rin Rin. It was because of Will’s hacking that she noticed us at last. “Oh. Hello.” I took a huge breath and pinched my nose.
    “What are you doing?” I repeated. She smiled at me sheepishly.
    “I’ll tell you in a second. Help us get this into the freezer.”
    ~~~
    After what felt like an eternity, but was only a few minutes, we had lugged the pot to the freezer, opened the windows to air out the house, made tea, and revived Will. Rin Rin called him a “weak-bellied wobblegacker,” if that makes sense to you. It certainly didn’t to me or Will. But no one had enough time to worry about Rin Rin’s opinions toward others, as we were all too busy listening or explaining. Once we were all settled in, Ducky began.
    “It started last night three hours after Rin Rin came to help-the freezer began to shake, and I mean really shake. As if we were undergoing the largest earthquake in the universe. Rin Rin flipped through the chapters on how to hatch the dragon, and I flung open the freezer door. We read that if the egg began to rock wildly it was in the second stage of growth-”
    “How many stages are there?” cut in Will. Rin Rin shot him a dirty look. I was getting the feeling that she wasn’t a fan of having a stranger in Ducky’s cottage. First the insult toward his coughing and now her dirty looks when he interrupted. Though, honestly, I had been wondering that, too. Ducky didn’t seem to mind the question.
    “I dunno. The book didn’t say, but I think it must be around four or five. Anyway, the directions told us to create this vile concoction, submerge the egg in it, and stick it back in the freezer. It took ages to make the mix, but I suppose it’s worth it. Dragon’s are rare. What about you?” Ducky asked. I hadn’t expected this.
    “Oh. Um, well, this is Will. He’s a, a, a-” Rin Rin finished for me.
    “Weirdo.”
    “No!” I protested. “Well, yes. But in a good way. He tried to steal from Sasha,” a growl from Rin Rin, “but the queen had sent me to follow her, so I caught him and brought him back to the castle. And then I fell asleep. And now we’re here.”
    “I see,” said Ducky.

    More to come! That was just a taste. :D

  233. Sasha Says:

    hey, in my story i took off my circlet! im not stupid!and, id rather not be twelve in the story, and robin, the maid who’s my bff in my short story is sophie, even though her name’s venera. i just made it that name b/c thats what sophie said she wanted her name to be, so, yeah. sorry, just got back from vacation and trying to keep up!

  234. Robin Says:

    He he he. Overwheleming, isn’t it?
    I have you and Rin Rin down as 13 in my notes…
    Sweet. I’m gonna change her name, then, to Sophie. I’d like to keep real names (or at least the names we use for commenting).
    How was vacation? I’m leaving tomorrow.

  235. Sasha Says:

    i was gonna make a 39 clues book, but i have taken the quizzes for which branch ur in and i was a janus in one and a lucian in the other, i dont really like either, although i like spies

  236. Sasha Says:

    i meant 39 clues book account

  237. Sasha Says:

    and my vacation was alright, lots of misquitos!!!sorry, i know i spelled that wrong!

  238. Sasha Says:

    i think its obvious ur in love with will, but u might want to keep feelings less confusing!

  239. Robin Says:

    Feelings are confusing, that’s my character’s weakness, is her jumbled thoughts and feelings. I dunno what the other weaknesses are yet, though. And is it really obvious? Man, I was hoping it was a little opaque.

    Later! Off to vacation!!

  240. Raelynn Says:

    you sound like a fish out of water around will.

    what about because sophies a spy she used a fake name because years ago robin know her and how she went bad. so to not be reconized she used a fake name.

    my weakness is not trusting my self and loyalty.in the story of course.

  241. Robin Says:

    Raeylnn, you are brilliant!!! :D
    Who would’ve guessed it takes this long to get from CT to VA? We left at 8:35 and we’re almost there and it’s 5:35. With some stopping, of course.It’s so humid here! We’re in VA, we just have to get to Williamsburg.
    And I would like to think that I’d be a stylish fish, if I were one. Perhaps some kind of fish that lives at a coral reef. :D

  242. Raelynn Says:

    its deathly hot in here.

  243. Kim Says:

    Hello! I’m back! :-D

  244. Sasha Says:

    Hi Kim! Robin, I like rae’s idea, but I think to keep it less confusing u should just keep her name Sophie the whole time. Oh and robin, I’ll try to email u the story I edited, it’s not up to dater, but it’s walhat I finished editing a month ago and forgot to email it to u! I feel stupid!
    Ugh, I’m back to school Monday!

  245. Sasha Says:

    Sorry, I meant date and what.

  246. Robin Says:

    Woah! Monday? Cheez, I don’t go back ’till the 31st!

  247. Raelynn Says:

    don’t know when i’ll be home but before homeschool classes start.

  248. Raelynn Says:

    yea!!! everyone is coming back to the site!!!

  249. Kim Says:

    Sasha, do you mean Monday such as today, or next week?

  250. Sasha Says:

    Monday the 15th. IM GETTING A HAIRCUT!!!

  251. Sasha Says:

    Oh, and robin, I think it’s kind of confusing who is talking since you’ll right something like: “who are you?” I rolled my eyes. You do that a lot and it sounds like ur talking.

  252. Sasha Says:

    I meant write, and about the quote, it was will talking, so it just seemed like u were

  253. Robin Says:

    Yup. Understand.
    Done in VA today. Heading to SC (Myrtle Beach) tomorrow. 8hr. ride. Staying up late so I’m tired and can sleep in the car.

  254. Ducky Says:

    I had to skim through that, because I’ve been at camp for a week. IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED IT!!!!!!!! DUCKY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  255. Sasha Says:

    what camp? and robin, car rides suck, i just got back from a 12 hr one

  256. Ducky Says:

    Girl Scouts of Northern California Camp. It’s called Deer Lake and it’s in the North Lake Tahoe area.
    I went on a 2-day drive at the beginning of the summer. But it wasn’t boring ’cause we did a lot of cool stuff along the way.

  257. Robin Says:

    Now that we’re in SC can’t wait for beach!! :D
    I quite Girl Scouts in fourth or fifth gr. ’cause our leader stunk and we didn’t go on trips or camps or actually camp. I have more fun at my brother and dad’s Boy Scout troop’s family trips.

  258. Kim Says:

    I actually don’t mind car rides that much, I usually read and finish a couple books :-D although a 12 hour ride must be pretty boring. I sympathize with you Sasha. the longest car ride I’ve ever had was about 7 hours. what about the rest of you?

  259. Kim Says:

    HURRAY FOR WORLD DOMINATION!!!!!!!!!! :-)
    I’m so weird somtimes :-P

  260. Ducky Says:

    I LOVE WORLD DOMINATION!!!!!! you read my mind, Kim.

  261. Sasha Says:

    I was in girl scouts, but I was young so it was prettty boring and I quit. WORLD DOMINATION ROX, I call dibs on europe, I love their accents!!!

  262. Kim Says:

    awwww, I want Europe! can I at least have the UK?

  263. Ducky Says:

    I call the Americas!

  264. Sasha Says:

    Deal, omg, I forget to ask, is anyone in post Harry potter depression?? IM SOOOOOOOO SAD IT ALL OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I luv luv luv Harry potter!

  265. Ducky Says:

    what on earth is that? Harry Potter depression? What?

  266. Sasha Says:

    Post means after, harry potter means, well, I kinda hope u know shat hp is! And depression means being extremely overwhelmed with sadness. Therefore, post Harry potter depression boils down to being dad now that the whole thing is over. I LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!!! especially Rupert grint *smiles mischievously*

  267. Sasha Says:

    Omg, sorry, I meant what instead of shat and sad instead of dad, I’m typing weird!!

  268. Anonymous Says:

    I LOVE Harry Potter too!!! we are so alike you and I Sasha! we both love theodosia, HP, and WORLD DOMINATION! do you by any chance like chocolate? about you’re depression….. why are you depressed right now? did you just go see the last movie or something? or did it just seem like a good topic? :-P

  269. Kim Says:

    Oops….. I wrote on a device other than my computer so it didn’t recognize me. I’m anonymous!

  270. Sasha Says:

    No I didn’t just c it, I saw it a while ago, but I’ve been watching the other movies and that’s why I’m sad, I KEEP BEING REMINDED OF IT!! AND OMG I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  271. Raelynn Says:

    check out pottermore. i call africa and can i have frace. it would be fun to explorethe catacombs.

  272. Kim Says:

    pottermore?

  273. Sasha Says:

    Is pottermore like Harry potter and paramore?

  274. Sasha Says:

    IM SAD!!!!!!!! I go to school Monday!

  275. Ducky Says:

    I do too, Sasha. I know precisely how you feel. I don’t like chocolate. It is my mortal enemy. You should have seen the comic strip I wrote. The villains were CHOCOLATE CHIPS!!!
    MWA-HAA-HA!!!!!!

  276. Sasha Says:

    awwwww, i love chocolate!!!!!!!! does anyone know where rin rin went? everyone’s on vacation when i come back!!!!! im alone!

  277. Robin Says:

    I love chocolate (out of the freezer most of all), Harry Potter, and World Domination!!
    I call Australia, though I wanted Europe too. Can I have London? And I call the North & South Poles.
    Pottermore is a website J.K. Rowling is creating for HP fans. Unlike her current author website, it will be completely based on HP and will expand on the series. It opens officially in Oct. but there is a challenge going on now that will get you in early.
    And actually, Oliver and James Phelps are SO much better and cuter than Rupert Grint. :D They’re the Weasley twins. I know someone who saw them at Disney World when the movies were just coming out. She even met them and talked to them! :)
    I have a 16 hr. drive today. And my nose is super sun burned. :(

  278. Sasha Says:

    ouch! And I love the twins, but its so sad that one of them dies!!!! It’s soooo wrong!!! And people have taken all of Europe from me!! So now u have to trade me. Robin if u give me New Zealand, I’ll give u London! :P

  279. Sasha Says:

    OK, here’s what we have so far:
    Robin: Australia, maybe London, and the North and South Poles
    Rae: Africa, maybe France (if u trade me :P )
    Kim: the U.K.
    Sasha: Europe, maybe New Zealand
    Ducky: the Americas
    Sophie?

    What,no one wants Asia? Whoever gets Asia, I’ll trade almost anywhere in Europe for Japan!

  280. Robin Says:

    Give you both New Zealand and Japan for London and Wales, Sasha. And I get Egypt, too. (Or does Raelynn automatically get it with Africa?)
    Almost done the book “Incarceron”. I started during this car ride, too. Anyone read? There’s a second, also.

  281. Sasha Says:

    Deal, and I think Rae gets Egypt. I would trade her France for Egypt, but I wanna keep Paris. Oh, and I’ve never read incarnations, is it good? My favorite book (and this is a big deal, I’ve read a bajillion books) is cherry heaven, u guys should read it! Theodosia is a close second, it’s my all time favorite series. I also love bloomability and all Rick riordan books, and of course, HARRY POTTER!!!!! :) did u ever read phoenix rising?

  282. Ducky Says:

    Honestly, everyone. I think R.L. gets Egypt. I mean, she’s the one writing a book based on it’s history!
    Also, Why doesn’t anyone want my territories? Not that I’m complaining, of course. But who wouldn’t want to lounge on the beach in the Virgin Islands, go swimming with penguins on Cape Horn, zip-line along with tropical birds in Costa Rica, and ride dogsleds in Alaska ALL IN ONE’S OWN TERRITORY!!! You all are nuts. {sigh}

  283. Robin Says:

    Well, Ducky, I agree. R.L. Gets Egypt. And I live in North America so it doesn’t have as much appeal. And we ARE nuts. I thought we’d been over that enough.
    I only read Rick Riorden books ’cause I feel I must. I read Percy Jackson before it was a ‘thing’.
    Incarceron was great. Lots of twists and turns… Super actiony/thrilling.
    I can’t name only one fav. book. Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls is AMAZING!!
    I’m being Theo. for Halloween. I look just like her, and I’ll carry the third book, ’cause that has the best picture of her.
    Phoenix Rising was my required reading this yr. Way under my reading level, which was around a normal highschooler’s in third/fourth gr. ’cause I love books, and was terrible. Transparent plot, simple characters. Predictable ending.
    And Ducky, I own a corgi, and they originated in Wales as herding dogs, and I really wanna go to London. Home to Theo. Sherlock Holmes, and countless others I admire.

  284. Sasha Says:

    I think u should take off the cover of the third one so it says “theodosias journal”. But, awesome I dunno what I would be. My mom is trying to force me into reading “state of wonder” by Ann patchett, but it has to do with things that my mom can be empathetic about but it’s kinda boring to me. But I love love love pride and predjudice and sense and sensibility.

  285. Kim Says:

    I read The secret order of the Gumm street girls too, and I really liked it! I’ll list off some of my all time favorite books and some new favorites! Harry Potter, (duh) Theodosia, (obviously) The Missing books, (series) Double identity, the magic half, half magic, the secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel, (series) The secret order of the gumm street girls, and Tuck everlasting to name just a few. :-P :-D

  286. Ducky Says:

    The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls is AWESOME!!!
    Not as awesome as Theodosia, of course, but it’s still pretty high up there.
    The second best book I’ve ever read is actually not a real book. It doesn’t even have a name, seeing as it’s not even halfway done and has no proffessional editor. I know the author, though. It’s such a good book!

  287. Robin Says:

    Tuck Everlasting was alright. I didn’t like the end.
    I *loved* The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel!! Can’t wait for the last one! Have you read the exclusive short story ebook about Joan of Ark? Or is it Arch?
    I have a list of favorites on another page…
    Today is my editing day. Making dialogue clearer, fine tuning characters, finding typos, and writing some more. That car ride gave me some really good ideas… :D

  288. Robin Says:

    Here we go: some more story!! Enjoy!! :D

    “Where are we going?” Will whined as we trumped through the woods. I was about to reply when something hit me, and it wasn’t an object, it was a smell.
    “Oh my-” I gasped. “I’m gonna die!!” The world was spinning and I was nauseous. Will took one more step forward before throwing up behind a tree. “What is she doing?” I regained my balance as I said this and grabbed the arm of Will, who was swaying like a tree in a hurricane. “Come on! We gotta go!” I bolted off into the general direction of the cabin, dragging Will behind me.
    The smell worsened and grew stronger while I opened the gate to the cabin. Will and I were like fish out of water, gasping for air and he was still walking like a drunken sailor. In case I have a few delicate readers, I will be gentle in the description of my current foe, but if you combined rotting meat, sulfur, poop, and the worst thing you personally have ever eaten of smelled and multiplied that fume by ten million, that would pretty much sum it up. I knocked weakly on the cabin door but got no reply so I just barged in.
    “What are you doing?!” I squeaked out. Ducky and Rin Rin were in the kitchen, with a giant pot full of clear glop. It was bubbling and reacting and inside it was the dragon egg. The fume was traveling up from the pot, which Rin Rin was holding down while wearing thick gloves, as Ducky poured and dipped a multitude of strange things into the pot. Will collapsed on the floor and had a coughing fit.
    “Good. So now we leave in there for a few hours in the freezer,” Ducky wheezed to Rin Rin. It was because of Will’s hacking that she noticed us at last. “Oh. Hello.” I took a huge breath and pinched my nose.
    “What are you doing?” I repeated. She smiled at me sheepishly.
    “I’ll tell you in a second. Help us get this into the freezer.”
    ~~~
    After what felt like an eternity, but was only a few minutes, we had lugged the pot to the freezer, opened the windows to air out the house, made tea, and revived Will. Rin Rin called him a “weak-bellied wobblegacker,” if that makes sense to you. It certainly didn’t to me or Will. But no one had enough time to worry about Rin Rin’s opinions toward others, as we were all too busy listening or explaining. Once we were all settled in, Ducky began.
    “It started last night three hours after Rin Rin came to help-the freezer began to shake, and I mean really shake. As if we were undergoing the largest earthquake in the universe. Rin Rin flipped through the chapters on how to hatch the dragon, and I flung open the freezer door. We read that if the egg began to rock wildly it was in the second stage of growth-”
    “How many stages are there?” cut in Will. Rin Rin shot him a dirty look. I was getting the feeling that she wasn’t a fan of having a stranger in Ducky’s cottage. First the insult toward his coughing and now her dirty looks when he interrupted. Though, honestly, I had been wondering that, too. Ducky didn’t seem to mind the question.
    “I dunno. The book didn’t say, but I think it must be around four or five. Anyway, the directions told us to create this vile concoction, submerge the egg in it, and stick it back in the freezer. It took ages to make the mix-we didn’t sleep a wink, but I suppose it’s worth it. Dragon’s are rare. What about you?” Ducky asked. I hadn’t expected this.
    “Oh. Um, well, this is Will. He’s a, a, a-” Rin Rin finished for me.
    “Weirdo.”
    “No!” I protested. “Well, yes. But in a good way. He tried to steal from Sasha,” a growl from Rin Rin, “but the queen had sent me to follow her, so I caught him and brought him back to the castle. And then I fell asleep. And now we’re here.”
    “I see,” said Ducky. She wasn’t satisfied, but she let it go.
    “We came because I thought you might need help with the dragon, and we had nothing else to do because Sasha is grounded for escaping.” I told them. Rin Rin looked like she was about to complain when instead she broke out in a fit of laughter. A bird had flown in and landed on the table, but not before pooping on Will’s head. He jumped up and flailed his arms about his head, screaming. During this commotion, Ducky picked up the bird gently and stroked it.
    “It’s a merlin,” she stated. Will ran out to the front yard and turned on the hose. Rin Rin sat up, though, when Ducky said that.
    “What, like the wizard?”she asked.
    “No, no!” Ducky laughed. “Of course not! Merlins are birds. They are often used as messenger birds, as it appears this one has been.” She pulled a scroll of its ankle and examined it. “It’s for you, Robin.” That surprised me. Warriors tend not to socialize, and don’t often receive mail…
    “Really? Okay.” I unraveled the scroll and quickly read the message. “It’s from Raelynn. She wants me to meet her at her archery range.” I got up and headed to the door, but I wondered why I was needed. Will was walking in as I walked out.
    “What about me?” he whined.
    “Well, I don’t think Rin Rin wants you here and Ducky doesn’t need your help so I guess you’re stuck with me,” I deduced. Then to Rin Rin and Ducky, “Good bye. See you soon. Let me know when you think the dragon’s almost ready to hatch.” I walked out with Will trailing behind me.
    ~~~
    The archery range is hidden within a grove of trees. Nestled in the clearing in between the vast amount of large oaks, is a system of training and practicing targets, moving and stationary. There is also a locked shed that holds some old, used, bows provided for those who do not own their own. Raelynn was there when Will and I reached the clearing, as was Sasha. Apparently, the queen thought she was at a painting lesson.
    “I have news,” Raelynn said.
    “I didn’t think you’d summon me just to shoot some targets.”
    “The queen is away, visiting a surrounding kingdom. She will be gone for a few days, and Kim is in charge.”
    “Okay,” I said. Who cared? The queen visits countries and kingdoms she has peace treaties with.
    “And I think that there may be a battle while she is absent.”
    I snorted. A battle? How could she tell? “I’ll cross that bridge if it ever gets here.”
    Raelynn looked genuinely concerned. Sasha looked like she was gonna pee her pants. “You don’t get it!” exclaimed Raelynn. “I don’t know why I ever tell anyone anything! No one trusts me!”
    “Raelynn Amelia, calm down! The Queendom of Node has the best security on the continent. We’re fine!” I said. She didn’t seem convinced, but she and Sasha started leaving. She realized she couldn’t win.
    “I guess you won’t listen. But that’s your death you’re causing,” she said to me. “Come on Sasha, we have work to do. We need to arm my tower. Today’s the spell lesson you’ve been wanting.” They turned, and walked out of the clearing.
    “But what if my vision is wrong?” I heard Sasha ask nervously to Raelynn.
    “Visions are almost never wrong,” she replied. Raelynn’s reaction bothered me. Did she really think the castle was in danger? And what visions and spells? Why would she have to arm her tower? Well, as I said, I’d cross that bridge if I ever got there.
    “Okay, let’s go,” I turned to Will and gestured to him that we were going back to my bedroom. I had a lot to think about.
    ~~~
    Will and I were entering my room and I was ranting on about how terrible my life was.
    “-and now Raelynn hates me ’cause I don’t believe that she can see into the future. And how come she hasn’t told anyone she is teaching Sasha about spells and what is with the visions? Plus, now Kim’s masquerading as a queen, when she is clearly trying to be who and what she’s not. Poor Ducky, you know? I just give her this dragon egg, completely clueless about it, and now Rin Rin’s pulled into the crazy roller coaster ride, too. People just aren’t honest anymore, you know?” I slumped down on my bed, but Will stood by the open window.
    “Yes, I do know,” he said mournfully. “Because I haven’t been entirely honest with you, either.” My face crinkled into a frown when he spouted this.
    “I don’t think I understand,” I replied, utterly bewildered.
    “It’s just that, well, I’m not who you think I am.” I relaxed.
    “Of course you aren’t. Lots of people think they know someone and then it turns out that that person has qualities that they never noticed. Or is something that stayed under their outer coat forever.” But when I said this, Will shook his head.
    “No. I mean I’m literally not who you think I am. My name is not Will. It’s Micheal.

    Don’t worry, Will’s not done talking, which is why there’s no close quotation. That’s all for today. Have to brainstorm some more!! :)

  289. Sasha Says:

    I like it! Omg I’m stressing out about going to school tomorrow, I hate my school!!!! It’s terrible, when kids come to tour it students actually warn them not to come!! Oh, and it starts at seven am and has horrible mean teachers and they give out hours of homework. I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!

  290. Robin Says:

    I love you Food Network!! Thank you for the new Food Network Star! Loved this season! And congrats Jeff Mouro for winning! You deserved it! Can’t wait to watch the show!
    Never mind. I wasn’t done. Here’s more. ;)

    “No. I mean I’m literally not who you think I am. My name is not Will. It’s Micheal.”
    Four
    I gasped. I started to cry. I fell of the bed. My thoughts swam around in my brain. I yelled. I stomped. I jumped. I cried more. I finally recovered.
    “What?!” Will, or should I say Mike, looked equally uncomfortable after my fit.
    “I’m sorry! I didn’t want you to hate me because of who I am!” he revealed. His eyes watered, and I started to cry more.
    “I don’t even know who you are! How could I hate you if I don’t know you?!” I screamed. He flinched, shut the door, and dropped onto the bed.
    “I’m a nasty theif! I’m a murderer! I’m a petty pickpocket! I’m the creep you avoid at the market. You know how you told me that morning, that you were an orphan too, and that you had done something with your life? That hit me. Deeply. I was seven when I was dumped on the streets by the orphanage. They thought I was old enough and the orphanage was crowded. I had no idea what to do! I had to eat. I had to live.” He was crying by now, too.
    “Don’t think telling me about your pitiful past will make me forgive you.” This day had taken a horrible twist. “You made me doubt myself! You made me weak! I let my feelings out! I believed that I could be compassionate and a warrior. You made my brain an Achilles Heal! You distracted me!” I got louder and angrier with every statement. “Warriors have to be strong. They must be a mask of calm. They must leak intimidation. We hide our feelings. We keep in our weaknesses. How many female knights have you heard of? None! I am the only one! Do you think I could have gotten here if I was sympathetic? Sweet? NO! I was made of steel! I was a wall! Then you came along and ruined it! You made me feel safe! You made me think I could love. You made me think I was someone I’m not!” I was screaming. I was mad. Every word I said was true. I meant it all. I began crying harder.
    “I thought you thought that I thought you were different. I thought that you thought I was different. I thought you thought that I thought that you knew what it was like. To be unique. To be better. I was stupid. You’re not different. You’re exactly the same as any other piece of scum I’ve killed. You’re nasty and fake and horrid. I hate you.” I spat it out like it was something indistinguishable and gross on the bottom of my shoe. Then, I ran away. I ran and ran and ran. I sprinted to the throne room.
    ~~~

    Enjoy! :D

  291. Sasha Says:

    Robin, I ve been working on editing, I emailed some old stuff to ur computer a while ago, but I won’t get to do too much editing now that schools about to start. As I mentioned before, my school gives out TONS of homework and really put a lot of pressure on you.

  292. Sasha Says:

    So sorry, I meant I sent some stuff to ur email, not ur computer!!! Silly me :P

  293. Kim Says:

    I feel so sorry for you Sasha! your school sounds horrible! I really like mine….. so sorry your stuck with your’s. AND have to start tomorrow! :-( that sucks :-(

  294. Kim Says:

    btw, whats an achilles heal?

  295. Robin Says:

    It’s your weakness, Kim. The story is a Greek myth, and is about a demigod, Achilles. It is said he traveled to the underworld with his mother, to the river Styx, the river of lost dream. There, if he was submerged in the water, he would become invincible. The problem was, that if he just swam in the river, he would drown and be pulled away by the fierce current. So his mother held onto the tendon on the back of his heel, so he could dunk as much of himself in the river as possible without floating away. He discovered afterwards, though, that because his heel had not been submerged, it was still vulnerable, where as the rest of him was invincible. Thus, a weakness is your Achilles Heel, and the tendon on the back of you ankle is your Achilles Tendon. :D

    I don’t go back ’till the 31st. Poor you guys! And I usually get a ton of lit. essays to write each night.And sometimes history reading. And always something for math. :(
    My birthday’s in 9 days!! :)

  296. Robin Says:

    And, Sasha, my inbox is empty…

  297. Kim Says:

    Robin, check your email.

  298. Kim Says:

    okaaay…….. apparently Robin your email doesn’t exist. I’m obviously doing something wrong. I can’t believe I still can’t figure out your email! could I give you my email (in code) and have you send one to me? ’cause this is driving me crazy!

  299. Robin Says:

    Yup. Though, Kim, I am not responsible for any reaction your parents/guardians/family have towards your revelation of your email. :) ‘K?

    Man, I hate cleaning for parties, don’t you? And my room’s being remodeled and we can’t hang anything up until we move the furniture and we can’t do that until my dad lays down wood flooring. :( So basically, it’s a mess I can’t clean right now.

  300. Robin Says:

    Oh, and by the way, what did you guys think about the last passages? I really liked writing that last bit. It’s really fun to rant about someone… :D Things are about to get crazy in Node! :)

  301. Kim Says:

    okay here’s the email.
    1. ( the first 3 letters in the email ) my name.
    2.bee
    3. the 5th letter in Will’s real name.
    4. are.
    5. the first letter in R.L’s last name.
    6. the 7th letter in Nicholas Flamels title.
    7. period
    8. the 9th letter in Robin’s last name in the story.
    9. period
    10. fill in t_e blanks.
    11. you.
    12. アルファベットの第九の手紙.
    13. the “sleeping” letter
    14. repeat No. 12.
    15. LM_OP
    16. the first letter. (unscramble) regat!
    17. the last letter in our favorite book character first name.
    18. @
    19. the same website as yours Robin.
    :-)

  302. Sasha Says:

    i like it, but i think u should go back and put a little bit more time between you when u guys met to when u find out, cuz right now they dont seem connected. I think they should kiss or something and will feels bad and spills, that way it actually seems like they’re in love

  303. Sasha Says:

    oh, and as in u guys i mean robin and will

  304. Sasha Says:

    oh, and kim, i know ur email excpt for clue 15.

  305. Robin Says:

    Should clue number 16 be something I would know? The others were fairly simple really.
    Yes, I suppose it does seem a bit rushed, Sasha. I just used the cue line “people aren’t honest anymore” for him to start. But he still has to confess about Sophie, too… I need to think… Time for Starbuck’s Signature Hot Chocolate Ice Cream to make the brain work! :D

  306. Robin Says:

    Four
    I gasped. I started to cry. I fell of the bed. My thoughts swam around in my brain. I yelled. I stomped. I jumped. I cried more. I finally recovered.
    “What?!” Will, or should I say Mike, looked equally uncomfortable after my fit.
    “I’m sorry! I didn’t want you to hate me because of who I am!” he revealed. His eyes watered, and I started to cry more.
    “I don’t even know who you are! How could I hate you if I don’t know you?! And to think I just kissed you!” I screamed. He flinched, shut the door, and dropped onto the bed.
    “I’m a nasty theif! I’m a murderer! I’m a petty pickpocket! I’m the creep you avoid at the market. You know how you told me that morning, that you were an orphan too, and that you had done something with your life? That hit me. Deeply. I was seven when I was dumped on the streets by the orphanage. They thought I was old enough and the orphanage was crowded. I had no idea what to do! I had to eat. I had to live.” He was crying by now, too.
    “Don’t think telling me about your pitiful past will make me forgive you.” This day had taken a horrible twist. “You made me doubt myself! You made me weak! I let my feelings out! I believed that I could be compassionate and a warrior. You made my brain an Achilles Heel! You distracted me!” I got louder and angrier with every statement. “Warriors have to be strong. They must be a mask of calm. They must leak intimidation. We hide our feelings. We keep in our weaknesses. How many female knights have you heard of? None! I am the only one! Do you think I could have gotten here if I was sympathetic? Sweet? NO! I was made of steel! I was a wall! Then you came along and ruined it! You made me feel safe! You made me think I could love. You made me think I was someone I’m not! You were someone who could understand me. Someone who I really ‘clicked’ with. And now you break me. Into thousands of unrepairable pieces.” I was screaming. I was mad. Every word I said was true. I meant it all. I began crying harder.
    “I thought you thought that I thought you were different. I thought that you thought I was different. I thought you thought that I thought that you knew what it was like. To be unique. To be better. I was stupid. You’re not different. You’re exactly the same as any other piece of scum I’ve killed. You’re nasty and fake and horrid. I hate you.” I spat it out like it was something indistinguishable and gross on the bottom of my shoe. Then, I ran away. I ran and ran and ran. As I ran, I threw one last sentence back to the handsome boy whose features were distorted by sadness. The worst sadness one can feel.
    “I thought I loved you.” Then I sprinted to the throne room.

    Okay Sasha, I worked in a kiss for you, ‘K? Hope it makes you feel better. And by the way, I haven’t kissed anyone yet, and I’m not planning to. (In reality of course.)

  307. Robin Says:

    Ooops, hold on. I left out a bit. Sorry. Put this bit before what I posted before.

    “Okay, let’s go,” I turned to Will and gestured to him that we were going back to my bedroom. I had a lot to think about. He was still watching Raelynn, though. I mean, what is it with guys and attention spans the size a fly would have? “Will?” I said, vaguely annoyed. He turned back to me.
    “That was weird,” he said, coming closer to me. I nodded. I was starting to get weirded out. Will took a deep breath. “But not as weird as this is gonna seem.” He put his arms around my waist and leaned forward. One second I was standing there, getting aggravated with him, and the next he was kissing me. Kissing me! Me! A warrior, not a romance novel character! I guess I always kinda liked him. He acted like he understood me. He let me be who I was and didn’t care. I hesitantly wrapped my arms around his neck, and returned the kiss. Everyone always thinks that first kisses are all romantic and straight out of a fairy tale. They’re not. They’re awkward and strange. Like the first time you ever went swimming. The water feels different and you think you’re going to drown. You usually do it with at least one person you know there, and they comfort you and make you feel just a little bit better, but not much. First kisses are exactly like that. I pulled away, and he awkwardly backed up.
    “I’m sorry…I dunno what happened! I just-” he started.
    “No,” I said. “I liked it.” Then I hugged him again and we walked out of the wood, hand and hand.

    And in between the two there’s the part where he tells me his name is Mike.

  308. Ducky Says:

    gosh. It’s kind of confusing. Also somewhat violent. I think I get it now. But I dislike romance. It’s still good though.

  309. Kim Says:

    umm…… sorry the clues are so easy, I had trouble thinking them up. about clue15, think about if the sequence matches anything you learned in preschool. :-P as for 16, it would be (insert the wotd here) if you figured it out! *hint hint*
    Kim

  310. Kim Says:

    I meant word.
    as for the new part of the story Robin, I like it. save for the fact that disebodied parts make it just a bit confusing. :-)

  311. Raelynn Says:

    like it. i called africa for egypt. sasha is not a mage can do more then regular people.

  312. Robin Says:

    Yeah…sorry. Watching Warehouse 13!! Yay!!
    And I dislike romance, too, Ducky. It was blecky to write it. But I enjoyed being angry.
    Ahh Kim! I’m so thick sometimes!

  313. Robin Says:

    Where are you guys?

  314. Robin Says:

    Ohh… Are you guys all back to school?? Poor you guys!

  315. Kim Says:

    no I’m not back in school till after labor day :-) I’m going to Michigan with a friend for a sort of sleepover. :-D

  316. Kim Says:

    send me an email Robin!

  317. Robin Says:

    I thought I had it, but it keeps telling me I’m wrong. (To Kim.)

  318. Kim Says:

    (to Robin) ah well, keep trying! (to self) better make sure I put the clues down right…..

  319. Robin Says:

    The first part makes sense. Then the one letter could make sense… I guess. And the last word is nonsense.
    Waiting for paint to dry is boring and tedious. Just in case you didn’t know. :)

  320. Kim Says:

    umm…. Robin, the email might SEEM nonsensical, BUT let me just say, it makes more sense if you know me.

  321. Sasha Says:

    I HAVE IT,kim, ill send u an email, but, my email has been having problems, so only email me if its important

  322. Kim Says:

    oh. is it a temporary or permanent problem?

  323. Kim Says:

    YAY! 10 cookies to Sasha for sending me an email!!!! :-P
    (it thinks it’s junk mail… any idea why?)

  324. Sasha Says:

    Nope, but I do know that gmail and yahoo are enemies, maybe gmail hates yahoo so much that they think it emails are junk! Maybe this is another glitch in my email! A few days ago it locked me out! I was mad!!!

  325. Robin Says:

    Man, we have messed up minds, don’t we? Gmail and Yahoo are enemies? Ha ha ha.
    Anything exciting going on with you guys? And where’s Ducky?

  326. Sasha Says:

    I dunno, but i wanna know where rin rin is, believe it or not, SHE HASN’T COMMENTED SINCE BEFORE WE EVEN STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE STORY! She has no idea that we have even made her a character! And sophie is missing too! and rae hasn’t commented in awhile either!!!!! Where is everyone!?

  327. Sasha Says:

    I’m taking computer class (it sux) but we have to type 35wpm by monday or we get a bad grade!!!!! And i suck at typing! I usually only type a 33wpm and that’s without using homerow!

  328. Robin Says:

    I am the typing master. I go so fast and I type home-row. Do have to look down at your fingers?
    You know, now that you’ve mentioned it, you’re right. I’m not too surprised about Sophie and Evie, they don’t comment often regardless of circumstances. Ducky and Rin Rin must be on killer vacations, still, or back at school and too busy. And Raelynn at least was here for World Domination. I think she’s just getting back to her school schedule.

  329. Sasha Says:

    I’m trying!!!!!

  330. Raelynn Says:

    i don’t type like i’m supposed too. but i do alright. i’ve been busy visiting people and places. i don’t starte school tell right before labor day.

    if i didn’t like my school well my life would be misrible. if i didn’t like my teacher… i don’t even want to think about.
    where do i go to school?

  331. Kim Says:

    I’m HORRIBLE at typing!

  332. Robin Says:

    Cleary, you are homeschooled, Raelynn. I think you might have told us that before, but that’s my guess.
    I love to type stories-I never actually hand write them-so that’s probably why I’m so fast.

  333. Sasha Says:

    ha, yeah, im up to 39wpm, but i certainly cant do it in home row, or without looking at my hands!!

  334. Robin Says:

    We had the worst typing teacher ever, when I was small. Well, in real terms, he probably did us much good. We had typing until 4th or so grade, and until at least 3rd grade, we had the middle school history teacher as the typing teacher. He was absurdly strict, and we were so little, but now I type fast. So he must have done something right. :D

  335. Robin Says:

    ‘Bout to throw some foreign languages into the story!

  336. Ducky Says:

    Ugh. I hate school. It’s so boring. We haven’t even done anything in math. We haven’t even gotten homework in math. Ugh.

  337. Ducky Says:

    Oooh, Ducky’s given name is French! Are you going to use French? Or how about German. I know a wee little bit of that. Too bad you can’t throw in sign language. I know a wee little bit of Italian, too, but that’s harder than Duestch.

  338. Robin Says:

    Nope! But, Ducky, your character knows what language from earlier in the story? ;)

  339. Ducky Says:

    Umm…let me check…well…I really don’t feel like looking. Would you be so kind as to just tell me?

  340. Sasha Says:

    The science teacher’s my computer teacher, and she’s really strict!! I JUST GOT AROUND TO WATCHING BEASTLY!! it was alright, but kinda cheesy.

  341. Robin Says:

    Gladly. We all know school makes one brain dead. ;)
    You know Icelandic when I present you the dragon egg. Therefore, to be consistent, I speak Icelandic later on. It’s such a fun language!
    My friend wanted to see Beastly. I don’t think she ever did, though.
    Have a nice day! Might not be back today, having a party of sorts. :D

  342. Sasha Says:

    cool, i have soooo much homework!

  343. Sasha Says:

    Hey, since i know kim and robins emails, can i just send robin an email telling her kim’s email since she can’t figure it out?

  344. Raelynn Says:

    robin- you are right. i’m homeschooled.

    as for langages i know a bit of spansh because when i go over to one of my friends house her parents speack spansh most of the time so i’m starting to pick i up a little.
    french i know very little of but would like to lean.
    other wise i have very litte foren language.

    i’ll be posting more because i’m home from vacation and now a full day with not much to do.

  345. Robin Says:

    I am required to take Spanish in school. We don’t have any other language choices. I would like to learn Arabic. Or Icelandic.
    I’m really tired.

  346. Raelynn Says:

    i don’t have to learn a language. i could, but i don’t.

    do you have electives?

  347. Sasha Says:

    My dad is fluent in Spanish and I used to live in south America, so I know some Spanish, and I love French!!!! Je m’apelle Sasha, comment t’apelle tu?

  348. Kim Says:

    sure you can send an email to Robin Sasha. it’s fine with me. :-)

  349. Sasha Says:

    Ok, will do!

  350. Raelynn Says:

    i fill left out! i can’t use my e-mail to e-mail other people that i don’t kow face to face :-(

  351. Robin Says:

    Raelynn, you have the website, which I prefer to email anyway. And feeling left out is a waste of feeling. You might as well feel something else. Like psyched about the fact I just purchased an awesome sweater at Gap. I’m wearing it now. :D
    Each middle school grade in my school elects a student rep., and the person with the second largest amount of votes is the substitute if the rep. is absent. Then all of the class reps. vote for a student council president.
    Yeah. Later. :D

  352. Ducky Says:

    Je m’appel Jelina, Sasha. Comment etes-vous? Je suis bien. Theodosia est impressionant! Au Revoire!

    (that was from memory except for that really long word, of which I am not going to tell you the meaning) I am not fluent in French, though I did understand exactly what Sasha said.

  353. Robin Says:

    Man, le français est tout à froufrous. Pas une langue pour moi. Je préfère parler arabe ou l’Islande. Le français est, comme, une langue romane. Bleck. Je suppose que c’est tout droit.

    Ha ha ha. Happy Birthday to me! :D

  354. Kim Says:

    Happy Birthday! :-D
    ( it IS your B-Day right?)

  355. Robin Says:

    No, I just go around telling people that. I tell a different group of acquaintances every other month. ;) :)

  356. Raelynn Says:

    i thught you were lieing.(or kidding)
    you said the same thing a few months ago.

  357. Kim Says:

    really Robin! WHY did you do that!
    it is pretty funny though :-P

  358. Raelynn Says:

    school……………………..i’m dreeding it. has anyone not started school yet?

  359. Evie Says:

    Hi all.. heh heh, it’s been a while… sorry.
    I haven’t started school yet. I start on Sept. 6 (which is the latest I’ve ever started).
    I have an Icelandic friend! She visits every few years… you should see her computer keyboard. The symbols and letters are crazy.
    Wait wait… is it your birthday, Robin? I’m confused !!!

  360. Robin Says:

    Really? Wait, did I, Raelynn? Hold on, no. Kim’s birthday was Wed. the 29. Rin Rin’s is Dec.

  361. Robin Says:

    Yeah. So, I think you’re thinking of Kim, Raelynn.
    And Evie, I’m pretty confused, too.

  362. Kim Says:

    I don’t start school till the tue. after labor day. and my B-Day is the 29th of JUNE if anyone was wondering. :-P

  363. Robin Says:

    Sweet. So I don’t really mind what you people think about birthdays and school.
    Just got a great idea for our story!!

  364. Kim Says:

    good. I LIKE good ideas! :-D

  365. Sasha Says:

    I started school :( and im not telling you my bday!!!

  366. Kim Says:

    you don’t HAVE to tell us you B-Day sure, but then we won’t be able to celebrate it!

  367. Robin Says:

    Kim, trust me, I like good ideas, too! :D
    School on 31st. :(
    Sasha, then we’ll just have to celebrate your Unbirthday in two days. :D

  368. Kim Says:

    Yes! everyone has 1 birthday, as well as 264 UNbirthdays. :-P

  369. Robin Says:

    I know! :D
    But I think since Sasha doesn’t have a birthday we should pick one Unbirthday to celebrate. I was thinking the 28th in two days.

  370. Gwin Says:

    you don’t remember me by any chance?

    i’m wondering when i’ll have a part in the story.(it really needs a name.)

    in case you forgot me here is my bio-light brown hair
    sea green eyes
    light skin
    14 years old
    short swords 2 of them
    raelynn best friend
    shapeshifter
    good with helping people how are having proplems

  371. Robin Says:

    Oh odd! I totally forgot! Sorry, Gwin! You haven’t been a regular on the site (you’ve posted twice, right), so I haven’t added you in the story! I don’t know if I can add another character into the story this late in the game. You’re my top pick if someone comes up. I don’t wanna it to get too confusing, so don’t take it personally if you just come up as a main warrior during the battle. Sorry!

  372. Raelynn Says:

    i have a idea. wait about 30 minutes and i’ll be done.

  373. Ducky Says:

    It’s past 3o minutes.

  374. Ducky Says:

    Mon dieu. Vous plaisantez. Qu’il etait hilarant. J’ai comme I’allemond. Et le langage des signes. Au Reviore!

  375. Sasha Says:

    Ooh, I CANT WAIT TO SEE ROBONS IDEA!!!!!!

  376. Robin Says:

    No, it’s not my idea, it’s Raelynn’s, and it’s been way over a half an hour.

  377. Kim Says:

    Robin! how could you forget Gwin!
    we had this big discussion about wether she was real or not! :-P
    (no offense intended)

  378. Robin Says:

    She escaped my mind. I’ve been busy writing about you guys! ;)

  379. Robin Says:

    My odd! I’ve got it! I know where to add Gwin! It’s brilliant! :D Yeah! I’m the next Albert Einstein!

  380. Raelynn Says:

    i finished and i had to go to brother’s football and football game.

    The courtyard is a peaceful place. Full of birds, strange flowers, wonderful plants, small animals that are quite time, berry bushes, and blooming fruit trees, it calmed me down and soothed my nerves. The uneven cobblestone felt reassuring beneath my sandals and the low brick wall that encased the area gave me a false sense of security. I planted myself next to a wide brick bench; opposite from an unpleasant bramble bush that I have always disliked. Even I mouse under the bench was peaceful in a strange animalish way.
    I unsheathed my dagger and lovingly ran my hand across the blade and hilt. “Nice dagger.” The voice giggled for it had made me jump. I turned to see the piercing sea green eyes that scared even the bravest of warriors.
    “Hello Gwin, you must teach me how to do that one day.”
    “Teach you what? Anyway that’s off task. The queen told Erin to tell Sasha to tell Raelynn to tell me to tell you that she well be leaving soon and Kim well be in charge.”
    “Ok…Wait a sec…” I turned around and she was gone. I shrugged and shifted into my invisible state and the dagger traveled with me. Eager to test out its old reliability, I lunged toward the evil bush of doom and destruction and almost got to it, but I tripped and fell flat on my face. I heard giggling.
    “You have got to be kidding me!” I boosted myself up and gazed around myself attempting to locate the object of my demise. When I found it, I was ashamed.
    “A rock?! I tripped on a rock?!” I grabbed it off the ground to throw it at the wall, but stopped mid throw. This was a bizarre rock. It was smooth and white with a slight shine and a blueish tinge. The shape was closer to an oval than a circle. And it was monumental. It was a little larger than my two hands balled up into fists stacked on top of each other. This was not a rock, I realized as the minutes ticked past. I had stumble on something very, very, valuable. What it was, I had no idea. This was a problem for the only person in the castle I knew who had traveled more than I. Unfortunately, this person was also a notorious reformed criminal. To put the cherry on the dessert, before becoming a criminal, she had been a princess in a foreign land which is now in ruins. She had a past, and could become extremely jumpy when nervous or excited, a survival instinct from when she was on the run. But she was the only person I knew who could figure out this conundrum with me. She off I went, slinking into the woods where she resided.

  381. Raelynn Says:

    just an idea.

  382. Robin Says:

    It works. I even really like it. Except for the part about scaring the best of warriors. Nothing scares me except the idea of having to socialize with other humans… :D But I also added her into a part where you and Sasha are trying to defend the castle with spells but you’re not strong enough. That way I can tell her past, too.

  383. Robin Says:

    Okay, I’ve been behind, and haven’t given you much lately, but here’s some more. It’s after I learn about how Will isn’t Will. Here we go:

    I stood before the intimidating doors once more. My eyes were red and puffy from crying, my tunic was disheveled, my gladiator sandal straps were undone, and my hair was a mess. I didn’t care, though. I heaved open the door, not noticing the lack of Sophie’s presence.
    The room was almost exactly the same as it had been the last day I was there, which seemed like an eternity ago. Except for Kim, who looked wildly out of place. Villagers and visiting foreign dignitaries were flocking to her like moths to a lamp, and she was obviously overwhelmed. She was done up in a frilly dress, that would pass as a wedding dress for anyone who didn’t mind if it wasn’t completely white. The cream fabric was covered in multi-colored swirls. The skirt was long, and a thick cream ribbon separated it from the bodice of the dress. The neckline was low, and lacy on top. The sleeves were to her elbows, and gathered at the ends with more lace. Her hair had been piled in an orderly mess of braids and curls. She was wearing a diamond tiara instead of her usual circlet and a silver chain with a single, large pearl as its pendant. On her feet were diamond slippers with absurdly high heels. She looked extremely small compared to the throne, and over all quite flustered.
    “Um. She’ll, I mean, her Higness’ return date has not yet been determined,” she told a very large man in a tight purple suit. He must have been here for some king or another.
    A lady in an overly revealing dress came strutting up.
    “You have such a wonderful sense of style! I just love that fabric…” Kim looked annoyed, disgusted, and nervous all at once. Then she spotted me, and her face melted into relaxation.
    “Robin! Thank goodness!”
    I pushed through all of the people and made it to Kim. “Yup, it’s me,” I said. “It appears I’m not the only one having a bad day, huh?” I had recovered from my sadness, and was all malice.
    “You are so right!” Kim whispered to me. “These people are insane! I don’t know how the queen does it! They all either want to kiss my hand, bow or curtsy to me, ask me for advice or lecture me! It’s atrocious! Hold on, and I’ll see if I can find a maid,” she said while gazing around the room. “Oh! There’s Sophie. I haven’t seen her all morning… Well, SOPHIE!” Sophie looked about, bewildered, and then came running. She quickly dropped a low curtsy.
    “What do you require, Madam?” she asked.
    “I’m going to pretend to faint. Then Robin will carry me to my sitting room. Okay? Then you will herd everyone-and I mean everyone out of here and back to where the came from. Tell them that the castle is closed until further notice. Thank you. Go stand over there in the corner and wait for when Robin leaves,” she quietly explained to us. I nodded and Sophie walked away, pretending to dust. As I waited for Kim to faint, I spotted Evie handing out tea cups. She was always so kind to anybody. Her cookies were divine, too.
    Kim fell off the throne with a crash. I jumped, turned around to face her, and faked a look of surprise. Then, acting like the perfectly trained warrior, I scooped her up like she was a feather. I hurried out the door, and then carried Kim as far as the second floor, before letting her down. That way she could walk the rest of the way to the sitting room herself without any peasants seeing her amazing recovery.
    “So, what’s with you? You look worse than Raelynn said you did when your dagger broke.” She was right, too. I was a mess.
    “Speaking off Raelynn,” I changed the subject, “has she told you about the war?” Kim laughed.
    “Yeah, she told me first. I don’t think we’re in any danger, do you?”
    “Naw. I think she’s just trying to scare us.” I was trying to put on a brave face, ignore my feelings, which I had been doing for thirteen years before a few days ago. Kim noticed, though. We reached the sitting room, which was a cheery yellow. I was not feeling cheery. I fell into one of the low, plush, yellow and lime striped wing-backed chairs. A low cherry wood table sat in between Kim and I, and she offered my one of Evie’s cookies, which sat on a decorative plate on the table. I half-heartily accepted the confectionery and stuffed it in my mouth. I felt slightly better immediately. Kim had dismissed her manners in the face of Evie’s cookies as well.
    “Yum!” she exclaimed. As I took a second, I wondered if Kim had a plate of the cookies in the sitting room at all times. I also wondered whether I could have Evie send me a constant supply, too. “So talk to me. Who did what now?” I started to raise myself out of the armchair so I could pace, but switched the movement at the last minute, and ended hanging upside down on the chair. My legs were bent at the knee, with my feet locked over the wings of the chair. My hair spilled like a chocolate waterfall on the floor, and my arms were left swinging. Kim flinched. “Please don’t do that. It scares me. Your face gets so red!” I smirked.
    “Builds character,” I replied. “Something I feel I am beginning to lack,” I sighed.
    “It makes you look like a radish.”
    “Every time I think I’m doing something right, I end up broken. Shattered,” I said, in a state of self-pity, completely ignoring Kim’s previous comment. “I woke up and started training. I had a goal and I reached it. Defeated obstacles beyond the physical realm. But the castle has spoiled me, begun weakening my walls. Then Will came, and they crumbled. He became more than an annoyance, more of a pleasing diversion. And now I am beginning to doubt my closet friends. My feelings, they will kill me.” Kim had stopped eating, a cookie poised just millimeters from her open mouth. “You know?” I added. Kim snorted.
    “Do you hear yourself?” she chortled, flinging the cookie at my head. So much for confiding in a comforting friend… “It’s always been there, Robin. You just were so busy pretending to be strong, invincible, virtually inhuman to notice it. And before you arrived at the castle, you were so busy annihilating and killing things to see it. Right now you haven’t had enough to do, enough objects to stab, adequate blood to shed. So, as a result, you allowed yourself to become a blubbering mess. Will was only a cute guy who happened to factor in.” As she said it, I realized she was right. I, Robin Hoodenstill, was wrong! About myself, to boot! As a result, I growled and rolled in a swift, warrior-worthy movement off the chair and onto my feet. I pulled out my dagger, calmly fingering it for a moment, and sprinted like I had one more day to live.
    “Hey Kim, do you think Evie would send me cookies daily, too?” I yelled over my shoulder. I heard Kim snort.
    “You’re welcome, by the way,” she threw back sarcastically. I grinned, between the pleasant breeze in my hair, very different from the feeling I got from running minutes ago, and the life renewed within me. It was a perfect time for exploring.
    Five
    I used to run ten miles every morning. Today I decided to be free again. I jogged up to the attic, a rarely entered room in the castle. It was full of dusty relics, I assumed, and was one of the only corners I had not ventured into during my stay here. The window looked coated in dust from the outside, and I doubted that any sunlight ever entered into the room. I expected trunks full of musty dresses and suits from centuries long past. Old toys, perhaps, discarded books. When will I ever learn not to assume? To expect the unexpected?
    ~~~
    I heaved my entire body against the arched wooden door. Why must this castle be full of large, old, heavy, wooden, intimidating doors? This one was stuck, too. I took a running start, and threw myself against it. It held fast.
    “Aarggg!” I pounded at the door. “I thought this was just an attic!” I lay my palms down on the front of the door, with my legs splayed out behind me, in a sort of stretching pose. As soon as I did, my mouth opened without my brain thinking. “Ef hurðin er lokuð, nota gluggann.” The top half of the door opened wide on invisible hinges. “If the door is closed, use the window,” I muttered to myself. Then, I vaulted though the window.
    The attic was not stuffy, dusty, ancient, cluttered, or anything else typical of attics. As soon as my gladiator sandal-clad feet lightly touched the ground after my vault through the window, the scenery changed. The floor was a shiny, sleek silver metal, the walls were a gray-blue, and in the middle of the room was a metal cone. I walked over to it, and laid my hands on it.
    “Tala við mig,” I muttered. “Speak to me.” Instantly, a bright light came shooting out the top of the cone. The blue light conformed into the shape of a woman, who looked fairly familiar. She had hazel eyes and wavy brown hair. Her voice, when she spoak, reminded me of someone…
    “My dear warrior, I am Queen Cecilia Harmony Hathanway. Queen Robin Lorraine La Fevers Hathanway is my great grandaughter. I saw her once, before I created this room. You know nothing of your history, correct?” I was suspicious. The queen’s great grandmother? In a strange room full of technologicly advanced objects? In a hidden attic? It did explain why she sounded like Kim, though.
    “No…” I replied hesitantly.
    “I didn’t think so. Only a warrior would be able to access this room. Let me explain. It must be strange to be talking to a holographic image, and I can see, hear, and respond to you, by the way, but it will all make sense soon.
    I met a man, one day, who was close to death. He insited that he must give me a painting. I accepted the piece, and was surprised to see an image of the castle under attack. It wasn’t my castle, though, it was different in little ways. I asked him what it meant, and all he would say was that he had seen it. I made the man comfortable in one of the guest bedrooms, where he lived his last days. The painting was beautiful, so I hung it up in the attic. Look to your left, it’s there,” she stopped and gestured to the wall left to me.
    I glanced at it and saw a painting similar to the ones hanging in Raelynn’s bedroom. It depicted the castle as I knew it, but in a state of war.
    “Then, days later, a schooler visited me and asked to stay in the castle. I gladly took him in, hoping he could educate my daughter and son. Following his entrance, was that of a warrior. She was amazingly beautiful, but entirely deadly. She, too, asked to stay at the castle. I allowed it. I had no reason not to. Then, there was the healer. She was shy, but ended up very valuable. I gave her a room, also. The last one to arrive was a mage. He was very old, but acted as if he was twenty. He came to reside on the grounds, too. Before I knew, they were my best friends and confidents.
    We constructed the room you are standing in to meet all of our standards. It was, essentially, our safe room in case of the emergancy that the old painter had predicted. Since I did not know when it would occur, if ever, with the help of the schooler, who was extremely technologicly advanced, we duplicated my current body and mind in a holographic image. In this room you will find everything you could possibly require for any problem. If it turns out you just ended up here by chance, the door will open to you again whenever you say the words of command, and I will always be here to talk,” she concluded. I nodded. So this could be helpful, right? Especially if Raelynn was correct.
    “So lemme get this straight. Only me and my descendants can open the door. The illusian of a stuffy attic is only a disguise. This room was compiled by a former queen, mage, warrior, schooler, and healer. It is full of anything I could possibly require at any time of distress. You are permantly duplicated in holograph,” I confirmed. The previous queen nodded.
    “You got it.”
    “Okay. Well, nothing’s being attacked now, so I guess I’ll be back when somthing is. My name’s Robin Hoodenstill.” I took one last look at all of the weapons, herbs and medicines, magical items, books, armor, and micellanious things, and pushed open the door. As I lesiurly walked down the flights of stairs to the courtyard, my mind wandered.
    I kept my head down and minded my own business. The normal castle bustle overlapped onto me, and I swear my mind left my body. Then, the next thing I knew, I was tumbling down a spiral staircase, head over heels. Maybe it’s my shoes that keep making me trip.
    “Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow!” I yelled with every step. Meanwhile, the same thing was being heard in the forest.
    ~~~
    Ducky had been brewing tea when she sent Rin Rin out in the forest to collect herbs for the stew bubbling on the stove.
    “Just be back fairly soon. Preferably before dark. Never know what might be lurking out there.”
    “Great. That makes me feel safe,” Rin Rin said sarcastically.
    “Safe? You know you don’t care about safety. You’ve been sneaking out more successfully than Sasha lately.”
    “Whatever. Gonna go find mushrooms.” She said it like it was the most exciting thing she could do with her afternoon. Rin Rin propped open the door, juggling a giant basket for herbs and vegetables. Ducky added the tea bags to the boiling water, and was about to put the lid on the tea pot, when she blacked out, crumpling over like she had been punched in the gut. Her knees gave out, and her head hit the corner of the table, blood trickling down her face from a cut on her eyebrow. To top it off, the boiling water spewed everywhere, burning her.
    “Ahhhh!” But the heat wasn’t the only thing that hurt. The sounds swallowed her, the pain engoulfed her, the scene came to life. “No! What?! You-”
    ~~~
    Raelynn read from the giant book that was precariously balanced on Sasha’s open hands.
    “Ana wanna blana back…” she muttered. Sasha found this quite amusing.
    “Ana wanna blana back? What kinda spell is that?”
    “Sasha, focuse. You’re no help if you ruin things,” Raelynn spat at her. They stood at the drawbridge that leads into the castle, preparing to cast spells of defense around the prerimeter of the fortress, in case of a battle. “The energy level is too low to complete what we need to defend the castle,” she sighed. “There must be someone, something, that would be capable of boosting the energy level. Someone who can cast spells…”
    “Ducky?” Sasha suggested.
    “No, she “aquires” most of the magical items she has. She and Robin can just cast a few generic spells. Not enough to be helpful. Wait. I haven’t seen her in a while…she’s been traveling…but maybe. Just maybe.”
    “Spit it out already,” Sasha whined, always the impatiant one of the two twins.
    “I have to try,” Raelynn said, and rolled up her sleeves, revealing a tattoo of a small, blue, bird. She fingered it and murmmered a few odd words. The air seemed to hum, and many particles came together in a swirl, forming a girl. She had piercing sea-green eyes that Sasha later admited scared her at the time. Her hair was a fair brown, and was cropped slightly unevenly at her ears. She wore a long, loose brown pants, and a short sleeved shirt, which was teal. She ran over to Raelynn, and hugged her.
    “Amelia! You look…exactly the same. Do you ever get older?” she said, calling Raelynn by her middle name, who laughed.
    “Of course I do. You just don’t notice,” she replied vagualy. “You look older, though. Fourteenish, right?”
    “You got it. So why did you call me?” She asked. Raelynn’s face fell, the smile wiped off.
    “Sasha is my apprentice. She is training herself in selfcontrol over her seeing skills. Sasha, this is Gwin, my friend for many years,” she introduced the two. “Hopefully, Gwin will be abled to aid us in defending the castle with our incantations.” Gwin nodded.
    “Sounds good to me. Let’s get to it.”
    ~~~

    Enjoy! Raining here in CT ’cause of hurricane Irene. It’s supposed to get really windy tonight and people are already out of power. How’s it where you are?

  384. Robin Says:

    Oh, and the part in the attic needs work, and I know it, so kinda be patient about that excerpt. :)

  385. Ducky Says:

    Gosh. That was long. It’s sunny and hot here. I’d give almost anything to be where you are. I love rain.

  386. Kim Says:

    Happy UNbirthday Sasha! :-D

  387. Kim Says:

    just read the story. *snickers* I like the part where you fall down the stairs AND the idea of me throwing cookies at you head. :-P
    I was a bit confused about the “Rin-Rin and Ducky” scene. does Rin-Rin leave before or after Ducky faints? and how is Ducky able to talk if she blacks out?
    on a different note, can I be one of your beta readers? you could send me your story when you write it, and I could check it and even edit it where I see fit and email it back to you!
    *big begging puppy eyes*
    Kim

  388. Raelynn Says:

    i liked it.

    can instead of a tatto can it be my necklace with the blue dimond bird perdent?

    i’m going to edit part of it.

  389. Robin Says:

    Whew. Sorry, lost power for 24 hrs. Missed your Unbirthday yesterday! Happy belated Unbirthday! :D
    Thank you Kim. I thought they were nice touches. Yes, you can be a “betareader”.
    Rin Rin leaves before Ducky blacks out. And she’s having a flashback, so that’s why you can hear what she’s saying. It’ll make more sense after the second flashback.
    Raelynn, I do like the tattoo, but just for you, I’ll make it the necklace with the blue bird pendant.
    Great. Glad you liked it! :D

  390. Ducky Says:

    Cool! Flashback of a destroyed village of particular significance? Possibly burning or being captured or something like that?

  391. Robin Says:

    It’s when your old castle and surrounding lands are being attacked. ;)
    Fall is coming. Cool enough after Irene to be wearing jeans right now.

  392. Robin Says:

    Man, I’m having a lot of fun writing about the misfortunes my character has befallen. Like falling down the stairs, having cookies thrown at my head, and pouring rain on the way to Ducky’s. :D

  393. Ducky Says:

    I knew it! My Empire! Love it!
    C’mon! Hurry up and write another one. I’m gonna die from the suspense.

    I have an idea. Just an idea of course, thinkin’ out loud. Wouldn’t it be cool if Ducky was somehow descended from those attic people? Like, I dunno, the scholar. It would be cool if we were all somehow descended from them–wait a second–are we? I mean, the princesses are related to the queen, Robin’s related to the warrior, Raelynn to either the mage or healer, and Ducky could be related to the scholar. It’s perfect! You could do that! Unless you hadn’t planned to already… ;-)

  394. Ducky Says:

    Ducky’s birthday is the winter solstice. December 21.

  395. Robin Says:

    Ducky, think about who you’re thinking about. This is me: I already had that planned. Kim is also descended from the healer. Yes, you’re from the scholar.
    And writing takes time. Calm down, eat some chocolate and wait. While I write. :D

  396. Sasha Says:

    Happy late in birthday to me!!! Sorry I haven’t been on- I haven’t even been able to read the story yet!

  397. Kim Says:

    it’s your belated UNbirthday Sasha.
    unless it really is your birthday… that would be a weird coincidence!

  398. Kim Says:

    *shaking my head* I just HAD to correct you on that didn’t I!
    *mentally kicks self*
    sorry about that!

  399. Robin Says:

    Yeah, I’m like that, too, Kim. I have this reflex sort of thing that makes me have to have correct grammar when I’m writing things. I often correct people if and when they’re wrong. Sometimes I have small slip-ups, especially when writing in mass-like a story-but usually I’m close to perfect. :D

  400. Kim Says:

    Yay! I get the 400th comment!
    new 39 clues book today! I’m going to get it as soon as the bookstore has it which should be very soon. YAY! :-D

  401. Kim Says:

    Yay! I get the 400th comment!
    the new 39 clues book came out today! I’m going to get it as soon as the bookstore has it which should be very soon. YAY! :-D

  402. Kim Says:

    oops. how did I post that twice?

  403. Robin Says:

    Beats me. Whenever I almost post something twice, it says something along the lines of “Ooops! Looks like you’ve already said that!” or something.
    Writing some more, but back to school tomorrow.

  404. Robin Says:

    Just had a GREAT idea!! I mean AMAZING! It’s gonna blow your mind!! Big twist!

  405. Robin Says:

    Okay Ducky: Here’s for you. It’s pretty much the part where you shine. There’ll be more soon, but I don’t have to stamina to edit this, so don’t even talk to me about more tonight! Sorry if there’s grammatical errors. :)

    I tried to ignore the noise coming from the group a little ways away who were casting spells. Paranoid. Or at least that’s what I thought at the time. But it was time to stab the bush some more. I never did get to last time. I was too busy tripping over dragon eggs. I stopped, halfway into a lunge towards the pricker bush, my dagger drawn. I wondered how the dragon was doing. I wondered how Ducky was doing. Maybe she and Rin Rin needed my help. Goodness knows, look what happened last time I visited. I unhappily sheathed my dagger, and glared fiercely at the bush.
    “You got off lucky this time-don’t expect me to be so lenient next time. Then, I promise I will annihilate you.” With these last words, I stomped off into the forest, again.
    “Man, this will never end!” I was mumbling angrily to myself as I hacked my way through bushes and thorns and trees and any other form of vegetation you can think of. I swear the place gets more overgrown every time I venture into it. I had gotten sliced by some sort of painful, stinging plant throught the straps of my gladiator sandal, and prentened it didn’t hurt. Most people think warriors can’t feel anything. In terms of personal feelings and physical hurt. Most people are also incredibly stupid. We just ignore anything that happens to hurt. But I digress.
    As I struggled and my foot started to bleed, I got maybe a wee bit aggravated.
    “Could this get worse?” I yelled. Then I thought for a second. “Yes, it can. Of course it can. Who am I kidding?” I muttered. It did, too. I was almost there, but not quite, when it started to pour. I don’t mean drizzle, or spit. I mean walls of water. Plus, I was just far enough from the door to the cottage to get sopping wet. I growled, and squished into the house.
    “Hey Ducky! It’s me. I’m just checking in. Do you, perhaps, have a towel a soaking friend could borrow? How’s it goin-” I stopped. The door had been open. Ducky is a nervous sort of person, due to her past, and would never leave her door ajar. “Ducky…” I said carefully, glancing from the entry room to the living room. Empty. I walked with increasing purpose to the kitchen. “Oh my god!”’
    ~~~
    The castle was crumbling before her very eyes, which were swimming with tears she attempted to hold back. But there was no time to wallow in self pity. She would mourn the death of her family and villagers later. The houses around her were ablaze, rich, pompous, people scattered haphazerdly, poor peasents ran while trying to locate family. Jelina sighed, looked toward her old home for the last time, and spun around to stab a man in the stomach.
    “Oops,” she muttered sarcastically. “Sorry, I didn’t see you.” By then, she was already on the move, praying she would live through the catastrophe. Guns sounded, victims screamed, children shrieked, and the conquerers laughed cruelly. She ran through it all.
    ~~~
    “Ducky! Ducky! Can you hear me?” After I recieved no response, I got up from my knees, picked up the now cool tea pot, dumped it into the sink, wiped up the tea from the floor, and picked up Ducky. I slung her over my shoulder, as I had done to Kim just about an hour or two ago. I dropped her as gently as I possibly could while in a hurry. Then I jogged up the stairs to the bedroom. “Rin Rin? Are you here?” I stuck my head in the bathroom and noticed a bottle that read: ‘Minnie’s Miracle Paste: For Use On Pains of Any Kind’ in curly script. On any pain? We’d see about that.
    I took the lid off once I was back in the living room. The product was slimy and gross. I slathered it onto the cut on my foot, and watched, horrified, as it slithered into every nook of the wound. It almost looked like it was stitching the wound together. I could feel it sinking into my blood stream, moving like a bug. My eyes were closed, my face scrunched up. I thought I would pee my pants.
    “I guess it worked,” I finally got out. “So maybe it’ll heal Ducky’s burns.” Ducky was covered in terrrible burns, every inch of exposed skin was a painful-looking red. “’Cause it’s not like I can take Kim away again. People might be suspicious already.” So I spread the glop on all of her uncovered skin that could be burned.
    ~~~
    A rough hand shot out of the dark, and grasped her around the neck.
    “Ahhh!” she started to scream, but the companion of the first hand covered her mouth.
    “Shut up or be dead,” the owner of the hands growled, while another person, with softer hands, tied her hands behind her back with itchy twine. She tried to struggle, but the man with the rough hands stuffed a piece of clothe into her mouth, while pushing a another onto her nose. She was instantly unconscious.
    “So easy,” said the first voice.
    “I know. Maybe too much. Do you think she’s actually the princess?” asked the second voice.
    “I dunno. But the boss just has to think she is, right?” replied the first voice. Then they bothed laughed, and left with Jelina.
    ~~~
    There was nothing left for me to do, or so I thought for a second. I had smeared the paste all over Ducky, who twisted and turned in whatever strange state she was in. I had washed off the tea pot, and put on more water to boil. I took a hot shower while my clothes dried in front of the fire I had built in the living room fire place. I was skimming the book shelf when I almost tripped again! I glanced at my feet to see the cause of my stumble, and froze when I found Rin Rin’s shoes lying on the floor.
    “Rin Rin. Rin Rin!” I said, as I realized the lack of her presence. “Poop!”
    ~~~
    She woke up in a concrete room, on a rock hard cot. She felt groggy and sore.
    “Where am I?” Jelina muttered, coming to her senses. She stood up, stumbling as the effects of the inhaled drug wore off. She noticed a blank door that blended into the blank scenery. She tried the handle, but it was locked. There were no air ducts, and no other ways out. She ran a few feet, and launched her feet at the door. Nothing happened. She pounded her fists on the door. Nothing happened. She collapsed on the floor, and pretented she didn’t care if they ever let her. That did it.
    “Jelina,” a gentle voice said. She sat up, and saw a thin woman at the door. Her soft face was creased with wrinkles, and she had the air of someone who has seen more tragedy than any human should in their entire life. Her graying brown hair was pulled back, and she wore a dirty white apron. But her eyes were bright with light, a strange shade of green. “I’ve been sent to help you prepare for your visit with the Master.” She came over and took Jelina’s hand, helping her up. She brought her down a white hall to a white room with a bathtub and dressing area. The lady left her to wash, and gave her a dress to wear. Jelina stuck a toe in the water and found it luke warm, but she did need a wash.
    The water was brown when Jelina finally extracted herself from it. She had managed to scrub off all of the dirt, and most of the blood. Taking the rough towel provided, she dried off, and dressed herself in the dress. It was an odd fabric, and very scratchy. The blue color was fading to gray, and she longed to continue wearing the pants and long sleeve shirt she had been captured in. The lady came back, and brushed her hair carefully. She tied it back with a dull blue ribbon.
    “You are ready,” she said, as if to convince Jelina, “to see the Master.”

    Sweet. :) So the parts about Ducky are during here flashbacks, if you couldn’t tell. Gonna go collapse into a deep slumber.

  406. Sasha Says:

    I like it!!! I think the part with the hologram would make an awesome scene in a movie!! And Rae, I must say, I think the tattoowaz a nice touch, are u sure you wanna change it?

  407. Ducky Says:

    I LOVE IT!!!! ME! ME! ME! MORE ME!!! It’s awesome! Don’t forget the part about me being a criminal! MWA-HAA-HA!!!!!

  408. Kim Says:

    I love the new part of the story!
    you are brilliant Robin.
    I just noticed something. this is the only story I can think of that is mostly first person, and yet changes POV.interesting.

  409. Kim Says:

    you, a crimminal???

  410. Ducky Says:

    ME!!! I’m a former criminal—or, at least, Ducky is. She was forced to steal to keep herself alive. There is a reward for her in every single country, but no one can catch her, so it’s kind of pointless.

  411. Robin Says:

    Who is the maid I thought you could figure this one out… ;)
    Off to school! :(

  412. Raelynn Says:

    can instead of a tatto a scar as if it were burned on?

    i can’t be deceaded from the mage on less he was the son of a fairy child then i’d be related not desended but closeanathe.

  413. Robin Says:

    Yeah, you got my point, Raelynn.
    Wadda about the maid?! Come on! It’s so good! And thanks, Kim. I’ve enjoyed writing this part. And Ducky, please calm down before you have a heart attack.

  414. Raelynn Says:

    is the lady, sophie and ‘wills’ mom?

  415. Robin Says:

    Nope. That is a good idea, but nope. Think about her eyes… and if you don’t age, Raelynn, then it would make sense. Think think!! :D

  416. Ducky Says:

    What maid?

  417. Raelynn Says:

    is she a fairy child?

    because fairy children don’t age normaly. some have lived thousands of years not looking older then 16 but some if the lady is a fairy child age about 15 to 30 years slower then regular people. i would be one of the first ones i mentioned.

  418. Sasha Says:

    The maid is sophie (the traitor) I LIKE BEING THE KINDA STUPID ONE!!!!! Although, do I know Ducky?
    I love it!!!!!!!! please keep writing!!!!!

  419. Kim Says:

    who is a fairy child?? and why are we talking about sophie???
    you guys are so confusing! :-D

  420. Robin Says:

    Kim, they’re trying to figure out who the girl who aids Ducky in the flashbacks is. They think she’s Sophie, but Sophie doesn’t have green eyes! They’re purple! And the maid is a fairy child, but of the kind that just ages slower, not like Raelynn who just doesn’t look like she ages.

    Fine, I’ll tell you ‘case if you haven’t gotten it by now, you won’t. It’s Gwin! Gwin, as in green eyes! Gwin as in she disguised herself using magic! Gwin as in a fairy child who has looked fourteen for, like, twenty years now! GWIN! :D
    Glad you liked it, Sasha. :D

  421. Anonymous Says:

    Duh. i should have know.

    gwin is a full shape shift which means she can turn in to ANY thing.

    is gwin also desended from the mage?

    gwin ages at a rate of about oh…40 years pass before she ages 1 years phisicaly.

  422. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    #421 one was me

  423. Sasha Says:

    Oh, no i meant i thought that the maid that told ducky where to go was sophie. And i thought the old maid was Kendra… :( I hate school

  424. Robin Says:

    Whatever. The thought got through.
    Me too Sasha. But mostly just a few classes, which I will not name here. ;)
    Anyone read the Secret Series? Fifth and final novel coming Sept. 20th! Got it pre-ordered! :D

  425. Robin Says:

    You guys will finally get an answer as to why she is “Ducky” in the next segment. :) Even if it’s not why people call our actual Ducky “Ducky”, it’ll work with the story! ;) :D

  426. Robin Says:

    Raelynn, your idea gave me an idea! :D

  427. Sasha Says:

    coolio!

  428. Kim Says:

    I LOVE the secret series! the 5th one is called “you have to stop this” you know. weird name huh? (not that the other books aren’t weird, this one is just weirdER)
    if Gwin age 40 years for one year of her life, does that mean she was a baby for 40 some years or what? or do fairies/fairy children come pre-set at a certain age?

  429. Ducky Says:

    Oooh, I can’t wait to figure out how I “get my name.” Maybe I’ll say that’s how to all my friends. They’ll never believe me, though.

  430. Robin Says:

    Who cares, Ducky, if they believe you or not? I told a bunch of fairly little kids a few years ago that I was a vampire while drinking fruit punch. They believed me. :D
    Later. Off to school!
    Oh, and Kim, I don’t now if they’re “pre-set” at an age.

  431. Kim Says:

    how little were the kids?

  432. Robin Says:

    I was probably ten and they were about 6 or 7, I think.
    Oh, and I did know the fifth book’s title, because I had been on the serie’s website before I posted about it, and there was a photo of the cover and a bit that said “Maybe this will put an end to all this nonsense” or something.

  433. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    fairy children do not have a ‘pre set’ age.

    Gwin’s type age normaly entell age 14 then their ageing slows.

    My type age normaly entell age 13 then stay that way entell 1000 years pass and so on.

  434. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    my friend read that series and said it was really weird.

    never found it in the libary thouugh….

  435. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i have an IDEA of what the story can be called. But i’m not telling entell someone respones.

  436. Robin Says:

    I’ve got it called “The Adventures of the Queendom of Node” right now. Might change it, dunno yet, Raelynn. Gotta finish and have a true feel for the characters and plot line.
    Gotta go write a report. :(

  437. Robin Says:

    I think I’m going insane! Crazy! Me! Though, on contemplation, I think I say that at least once a month… But the reasons vary. Today I just feel jumpy. Antsy. Like I need to run laps in my house or something. I guess sitting at home writing boring reports does that to you. :D

  438. Sasha Says:

    I like the title, but if i was at my library and I just saw the title, I probably wouldn’t check it out. No offense or anything, but I really like titles that say a lot in a few words, like the book deadly, or redemption.

  439. Kim Says:

    more like once a week Robin. :-P

  440. Robin Says:

    Where are you guys? ;( I need someone to sympathize towards me! And tell me I’m not insane so that way I can get through this and write the story. Ha ha ha! :D

  441. Robin Says:

    Oops. Meant ” :( ” before.

  442. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    we alresdy covered that we are crazy.
    write the story or i’ll hunt you down.
    Any way,the title could be like ‘The Story of the Queendom’

  443. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    my last comment was a little harsh.

    here is a little story for you guys-

    I was just walking to a musame that i hadn’t bothered to learn the name of when all of a sudden someone ran into me from behind.
    “Ow” by the sound of the voice i could tell it was a boy that had ran into me.
    “Why’d you do that!” i must have sounded angry because he semed to curl up.
    “Sorry. Any way what’s your name” i thought that was a strange question to ask someone you had just ran into.
    I then spoke my name, the name i hadn’t said for a long time.”Raelynn, Raelynn Amelia Coolwaters.”

  444. Robin Says:

    One word for Raelynn:
    What?
    I’m so confuzzled!

  445. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    about what?

    if it’s the story i wrote well that wasn’t edited. it takes place in theodosia times and i’m on the way to her musame when will from the theo books runs into me.

  446. Robin Says:

    ‘K. Makes more sense, though what’s it for?

  447. Sasha Says:

    I. am. confused.

  448. Sasha Says:

    lalalalalalalalalalalalala
    hahahahahahahah
    DUDE I LOVE BATMAN!!!!!
    and chocolate milk and merangue cookies

  449. Sasha Says:

    uummmm, anyways, whats that song from winnie the pooh u mentioned, robin?

  450. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i’d don’t know. i just felt like writing it.

  451. Robin Says:

    Man, that was strange. Ha ha ha! :)
    Sasha, so do I. Though I prefer peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
    It’s “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane. It’s amazing! :D
    Sometimes I feel like that, too, Raelynn. ;)

  452. Robin Says:

    Hey-I’ve never noticed this before:
    There’s “Will” from our story and then the actual Will from Theo.’s stories. That’s weird… Though I swear it’s *not* intentional…
    Where are Ducky, Rin Rin, Evie, and Sophie?

  453. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i noiticed that but didn’t say anthing in CAse you were liNking It.

    that gave me an idea. in the theo story thing
    i posted i can tink the the WILLs have a conection!

    everyone has StarTed school sO we aRe all posting somewhat less. but right now Sasha, you and me have the run of the website.

    Write 2
    4 on line three Y
    ?

  454. Robin Says:

    What about writing two, four on line three?
    The thing about posting, is that I live in a different time zone than you guys, so sometimes you post stuff when I’m asleep.

  455. Robin Says:

    Ohhh! Ohhh! Raelynn, you have my permission to do whatever you want, like call me a stupid anytime. That took me too long! ;) Write away! Ha ha ha. Man, I think you need to do that more often ’cause my brain clearly needs it. Ignore my previous comment, please. :D

  456. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i like codes and i’ve made up a lot of them. but thay take so long to type up. and cheack to make sure its right.

  457. Robin Says:

    I love codes! They’re fun. :D

  458. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    if you post on the 39 clues message bored,on your signater put ‘member of the queendom’

  459. Robin Says:

    You know how some people have low blood sugar or something? Well, I have low Theodosia Throckmorton content. R.L. do have a smattering of sneak preview or something? Anyone else feel Theo. deprived? :)

  460. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I feel the same. Just to help it i’m going to keep writing the story in theo’s time to try and help it.

  461. Robin Says:

    I think I need chocolate. That seems to counter the effects sometimes. They’ll never be gone, of course, but chocolate seems to numb the empty feeling the lack of Theo. gives me…
    Ha ha ha. That sounded so depressing! :D

  462. Sasha Says:

    OMG, ROBIN, I WAS TRYING TO POST A COMMENT, BUT WE DID IT AT THE EXACT SAME TIME AND THE WEBSITE WOULDNT LET ME!! weirdness!!!

  463. Sasha Says:

    anyway, i feel theo deprived too

  464. Kim Says:

    same here, I hate P.T.B.D! (post theodosia book depression) it happens the most after I read/reread the books. :-(
    on the other hand, chocolate’s the best! :-D

  465. Ducky Says:

    I hate chocolate. When is more story coming out?!?! I am always Theo-deprived.

  466. Robin Says:

    Ahh. I do hope R.L. sees this and gives us a wee excerpt. I need it to get through school, R.L.!!! :D I miss Theo.!
    I guess, Ducky, the other thing besides chocolate that saves me is tea. I drink more tea than the average old lady. :) It’s the best. :D

  467. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    what helps me is locking myself in the computer room with a big cup on water and search the web for hours.

    i inhail my food no matter what so when i eat chocolate i eat slow but still fast.

  468. Robin Says:

    I savor my chocolate.
    Almost Friday! Yay! Ttime to write, hopefully. It’s so busy during the beginning of school! I’m so booked Saturday and Sunday!
    Yeah. Later. :D

  469. Ducky Says:

    I like tea. I also love JELLY BEANS!!! The Jelly Bean Factory is an hour’s drive from my house. YUM!!! More story, Robin, MORE STORY!!!

  470. Robin Says:

    Cheez! Getting there, but I was away all last night and just got home and I have homework and I’m gone tomorrow, like, half the day! I’ll try! And I’m exhausted! Slept, like, five hours last night. But I promise you, Ducky, soon. Soon. ;)

  471. Kim Says:

    I slept in till, like 12:45!
    I was REALLY tired :-)

  472. Robin Says:

    Man, I haven’t felt fully rested since August 24th or something.

  473. Robin Says:

    Here’s some more for you, Ducky! Enjoy! :D

    I couldn’t recall seeing Rin Rin in any of the rooms upstairs, but I cheacked once more to make sure she hadn’t fallen asleep somewhere. I was standing halfway into the living room, halfway into the kitchen while I tried to make a descision. Should I leave Ducky when I didn’t know what was wrong with her to find Rin Rin, or should I stay and hope for the best for Rin Rin? That’s when she stumbled in, soaking wet, her hair a mess, with a bucket full of mushrooms. It was strange.
    “Rin Rin?” I asked, a look of confusion pasted on my face.
    “What are you doing here? Do you have a towel? Where’s Ducky?” she rambled, and threw the basket of mushrooms on the floor, sending them all over the room like little gray and brown bombs.
    “Hello to you, too. I’m good, thanks for asking…” I replied while handing her a towel.
    “Ha ha ha. It’s not like you were just out trekking trying to find mushrooms. I don’t even like mushrooms!! Well, I might’ve before, but I definitely don’t now!”
    “Come and see Ducky. I don’t know what’s wrong with her,” I changed the subject, becoming more solem. “She’s in the living room on the couch. She keeps jolting and flinching and tossing around.” We stood in front of the fire place, Rin Rin wrapped in her towel and shivering, staring at the girl on the sofa. We gasped as her body suddenly became rigid, as if she was just a wooden plank.
    “Odd,” Rin Rin pointed out. I nodded. That about summed it up.
    ~~~
    Jelina was insanely curious as the maid led her through yet another dreary white hallway. Where was she going? Who the heck was the ‘Master’? And who was this maid, anyway? The questions flew away from her when they reached the door to the room they were looking for.
    “We’re here, Jelina.” She stared. This door was familar. It told a story. It told her story. They were in the castle! The man they were going to see had taken over her castle, which was hers by birthright, and he was sitting in her parents’ sitting room! She would show him… But now was not the right time or place. The maid tapped her on the shoulder.
    “Jelina. It’s time to go in.” She escaped her thoughts and opened the door to reveal the room inside, a handful of gaurds, and a regal man. He had no hair but it didn’t matter because he had the largest, most amazing violet eyes she had ever seen. He was tall and lean, but not as if he went hungry. He wore a velvet robe and a crown.
    “Ahh. Jelina, my dear. Former princess, is it?” he said in a gentle, slightly mocking voice. She glared. He couldn’t just waltz in and take her castle. Could he? “Mute, are we? Say something, please. I want to hear what you think of me.” She smirked. Did he really think he did?
    “Honestly?”
    “Honestly,” he agreed, a smile curling the edge of his mouth.
    “Good, ’cause I think you’re a stupid, ugly, horrible, terrible, horrific, vile, monsterly, disgusting freak who makes me want to puke.” She said it with such vehemence the Master almost looked nervous. Almost. He masked his momentary nervousness with a look of utter amusement.
    “How kind of you.” He leaned forward on his chair. “I think that I could have your head cut off. I think I could burn you like I did the rest of your land. But I also think I like you. I think I could put you to use. I think-” Jelina could not stand it anymore.
    “I think I don’t care what you think.” She spun around and socked the first guard in the nose. He ran out of the room cradling his bloody nose, eyes watering, screaming like he was about to be killed. The Master clicked his fingers and the other two guards came running. Jelina tackled one to the ground, and was surprised to see the maid blur into an athletic young woman who strangled the third gaurd. The Master blanched, his face completely white. Jelina thought he looked very strange with his stark white face and bright purple eyes.
    “Gaaa…ummm…” he spluttered. The maid walked over to him.
    “You disgust me,” she spat. It was if they knew each other, Jelina observed.
    “Don’t kill me! P-p-please! If only for the children…” the Master stuttered.
    “They are not my concern. You are.” The maid muttered something, and Jelina thought she was hallucinating, because one minute the Master was there, and the next there was a ferret where he had just been.
    “Wha-” Jelina began.
    “Never mind. You better go. There is a village about a day’s length of travel away. Go there and find food and shelter.” She handed Jelina a pouch of coins, murmed something, and was gone. She had vanished into thin air.
    ~~~
    We paced in living room for longer than I can possibly estimate. All the while Ducky tossed, turned, rolled around, became floppy and lay stiff as a plank. Then, Ducky flew up and gasped, her eyes opening. Rin Rin and I whiped around to look at her.
    “What was up with you, man?” I asked. She stood up woosily.
    “Where am I? Who are you? What did you do to the Master and that woman and the ferrret-” Rin Rin put a hand on Ducky’s mouth.
    “Calm down, Ducky. It’s just us. Robin and Rin Rin? You know…” Something flashed in Ducky’s eyes when Rin Rin said that. She rocked back for a second, but Rin Rin caught her. “Woah! Careful!” Ducky pulled away from Rin Rin and sat back down on the couch.
    “I was there. Again. I was reliving that day. That terrible day.” Ducky’s hands were shaking and she shivered.
    “I’ll go make some tea,” Rin Rin remarked, escaping to the kitchen.
    “Yeah. Okay. Thanks. So, um, want to tell me about it?”
    Ducky shook her head. “No. NO! I’m fine. Really. But why am I covered in burns?”
    “Long story,” I said. I never got to tell that long story, though, because things got just a little bit more complicated.
    “Ducky!” Rin Rin called from the kitchen, her voice rising in panic. “The freezer is wigging out!”

    :D Hope this is satisfying for now!

  474. Sasha Says:

    I like it!!! Nice suspenseful ending :) Sorry I haven’t been on, but school is very hard!!!!

  475. Robin Says:

    Yeah, I get you, Sasha. Wonder what’s going on with the freezer, huh? Perhaps it’s a dragon incident. ;)

  476. Robin Says:

    Oh, and like the ferret? Nice touch, right? :D

  477. Kim Says:

    yeah, I like the the ferret!
    it reminds me of “draco malfoy the bouncing ferret” :-P lol

  478. Ducky Says:

    What else could it be, other than a dragon incident? That was very good, Robin, but you know what I’m going to say next, right? Here goes: more, more, MORE!!!

  479. Robin Says:

    ‘K. I’m on it! :) Glad you like it, Ducky. I hope it made your day to be conscience now. :D

  480. Sasha Says:

    Yeah, I figured it was a dragon incident :D and the thing I wanna do most is put a magical spell on someone in the war!
    Oh, and I like how the purple eyes foreshadow about will and Sophie!!!!
    Keep writing, I can’t wait until my maids tur identity is revealed and I get to act all heartbroken Fun!

  481. R.L. Says:

    I’m sorry about the low Theodosia levels, Robin! Unfortunately, I’ve been busy at work on my YA novels. I won’t be starting any new Theodosia books until I get these finished up.

    But you guys will be the first to know! Pinkie swear!

  482. Robin Says:

    Super awesome, R.L. The Pinkie Swear makes me feel ten times better! ;)

  483. Kim Says:

    Yay! pinkie swear! :-)

  484. Robin Says:

    Oh, and R.L., your awesomeness makes up for any delay. I mean, seriously, you’re swearing to us! A bunch of openly insane completely strange weirdos that like to think we’re better than all the other Theo. readers. And everyone else on the planet, basically. :D

  485. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i like the story.

    it would be weird if gwin walked in and ducky is all like M…m…maid?

  486. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    today is 9/11. (sign)
    Where were you 10 years ago?(i know you propley don’t remember but ask your parents.)

  487. Ducky Says:

    It was my first day of preschool. My parents and I went to school, but there was no one there. They hadn’t been paying attention to the news. When we went home later, they were watching TV, (I wasn’t really paying attention, what with all those boring pictures of random people) and a picture of Osama Bin Laden was shown. I immediately stopped what I was doing and asked, “Who’s that?” Somehow, I had realized he was different from all the other people. On Friday in school a few days ago, we were sharing stories and we read an article about Flight 93.

  488. Robin Says:

    I think my mom and I were in the car to a toy shop. I think. I don’t really remember. And my mom heard something on the radio. We went home.
    Thanks Raelynn. :D You guys are great. :)

  489. Sasha Says:

    On 9/11 I was in Peru and my mom was at school The teacher walked in and told her “You need to leave. Now. Watch the news. America’s under attack.”
    She said it was really scary, because she couldn’t understand any of the news reports because they were in Spanish.
    Oh, and thanks R.L.!

  490. Kim Says:

    9/11/01
    I was 3 and my sister was almost 1…..
    I don’t really remember that day, but this is what I pieced together from what my parents told me.
    I was watching a kid tv show and doing whatever it is that little kids do. my dad heard about it on his way to work on the radio and called my mom to tell her what happened/to turn on the news.
    like I said, I don’t really remember it, nor do I think I would have REALLY understood at that age……..
    in any case, it’s quite sad and I don’t really mind that I didn’t understand it at the time……… if anyone else feels this way, please share.

  491. Kim Says:

    :-|

  492. Robin Says:

    Exactly my feeling, Kim. It IS sad and I’m glad I didn’t understand. I’m so sorry for all the people involved. Peace and love to all those who were lost and to those who lost.

  493. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I was two and it was 6am and my mom was getting ready to go to work and my aunt jay called telling her to turn on the news. i was laghing before but when to TV turned on i stopped.i think i remember just a blur of the TV shot of the twin towers. i didn’t know what was going on except that it was not funny or happy but sad.
    i’m glad i didn’t understand at the time but i do now and i forgave the terrist.

  494. Robin Says:

    Yeah, me, too, Raelynn. I think it was a case of some insanity, some pressure from the organization, fear towards America, and anger towards their current situation. I don’t think they fully realized what they ended up causing. As sad it is, I do forgive all the terrorists that were involved and all those that still feel anger and hate towards them and people of their religion.

  495. Robin Says:

    On a happy note, a teaser for Ducky. Just enough to make you want more. ;)

    “Great,” I sighed sarcastically. Ducky tried to jump up, but her hands and legs still shook a little. I left her and hurried into the kitchen. She would make it. The freezer was rocking back and forth, danngerously close to falling on Rin Rin, who was attempting to keep it upright.
    “Help! The book! Get the book! NOW!” she screamed. I sprinted back to the living room bookshelf, and tugged on the oversized encyclopidia. As I ran back to Rin Rin, as Ducky pushed the other side of the rogue freezer, I flipped through the book.
    “’Slightly before hatching, the egg will begin to break away from the frozen mixture it had been previously placed in. Be aware of vigorous turbulence’,” I read loudly to Ducky and Rin Rin. The combonation of Ducky and Rin Rin screaming, grunting and arguing, the freezer rocking and this strange cracking sound from the inside of the freezer, it was hard to converse.
    “’Vigorous turbulence?!” Ducky yelled. “Whadda we do?” I anxiously skimmed the page.
    “Uhhh… Hold on. Wait a minute. Oh! ‘Exract from vessle. Place in the rain while still in the mixture.’ That sound fairly simple,” I remarked after reading the directions.
    “Only if we don’t get crushed by a freezer in the process of ‘extracting’ the egg!” Rin Rin screamed. She glanced at me, as if I could solve this problem. Since the were wrestling the freezer, though, I was the only one left.
    “So do you want me to just…” I gestured to the freezer. “Open it?”
    “Sooner rather than later,” Ducky groaned. I nodded. Okay. I could do this, right? Of course. Maybe.
    I approached the freezer, closed my eyes, and pulled the handle hard. The door flew open, and I grabbed the pot and threw it outside in the pouring rain through the window. Ducky, Rin Rin, and I were left, exhausted, to wait. Fine with me, I’d had enough excitement. All that was left was the tea, and the dragon.

    Enjoy, my fellow readers. :D

  496. Sasha Says:

    I love it!! But, why’d you throw the egg out the window?
    jk, but, that’s kinda funny :D

  497. Robin Says:

    It was about to kill us!! Ha ha ha! :D
    Man, school stinks! Like, really stinks. Homework and tests and quizzes stinks. What do you think?

  498. Sasha Says:

    I think school is the worst, Lots of people like school because they’re with their friends, but in my school, we don’t have a homeroom, so all our classes are different and I have almost none with my friends.

  499. Robin Says:

    Listen to “The Call” by Regina Spektor. It’s at the end of the second Narnia movie. It’s so amazing and awesome.

    Anybody have to read “A Day No Pigs Would Die”?

  500. Sasha Says:

    I’m sorry to say I have not! I’m in a really really good mood and I have no idea why!!!!! IMM SOOOOO HHHAAPPPYYY!!!!! :)

  501. Robin Says:

    Sasha, could you lend me that amazing mood? School is killing me. I just wanna read and write and sleep and eat pizza and drink tea. :D Ha ha ha. I sound like a whiny kid. :D

  502. Sasha Says:

    I do too, and sorry, but my good mood’s WAAYY over :( I hate school too. But, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Chai Latte’s (they’re kinda like tea)

  503. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    math….m.math….MATH!

    i really don’t like math but you have to learn it right.

  504. Robin Says:

    My math teacher is an angel from heaven. No joke. :D
    I’m feeling less angry, ’cause I had time to read and bake muffins. I love to bake. :)
    Yeah. So, it’s 8:18 here and I’m gonna try to go up to my room fairly early so I can read and actually get some sleep tonight, (a rare occurrence). :D

  505. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    gosh, i sleep half the day away. and i read like two hours a day and i’m on here for like 30 minutes aday. and what ever left i don’t really take the time to classife.

    i fell sorry for you.

    And my math teacher in my computer.

  506. Robin Says:

    I am dead today. I feel really extremely tired and overworked and drained. I need to just sleep and pretend I don’t have homework (I wish). “Rules and schools are tools for fools! I don’t give to mules for schools!!”

  507. Sasha Says:

    Haha, i love the mysterious benidict society!!!
    well, i liked the first one

  508. Robin Says:

    I loved them all! There’s a puzzle book coming out soon, too, and a book about Mr. Benedict’s past.
    It’s actually “Rules and schools are tools for fools. I don’t give two mules for rules!” But I tweaked it for my purpose! :D

  509. Sasha Says:

    I didn’t like the last 2… :(
    does anyone know the exact date that pottermore registration opens?

  510. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i’d don’t know. i got in early but i can’t do it right now :-(
    i know that it’s in october and if i hear anything i’ll tell you.

  511. Kim Says:

    YAY! :-D
    the familiars book 2 came out today, AND I got it SIGNED by both of the authors! *dancing in my bedroom* :-D :-D :-D btw,the book was fantastic!( I already finnished it :-P )

  512. Ducky Says:

    I LOVE THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY!!! It is an awesome book. (in my top 5 favorites.){so is Theodosia}

  513. Robin Says:

    I don’t wanna go to school today!! It’s only 7:30!!
    Oh, and I love books! (Obviously.)

  514. Robin Says:

    Hullo! So glad tomorrow’s Friday!! :) Almost time to write and actually get something done! :D

  515. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    so sleepy!!!
    gaint spider was in my room last night woke up everyone when i scramed:-)

  516. Robin Says:

    Ha ha ha!! Nice, Raelynn! :D

  517. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I’m serious!! it was nerve racking! i have a fear of spiders.

  518. Robin Says:

    I don’t really care. I mean, I don’t want them alive in my bedroom, but I’d just have smashed it with something. :D

  519. Robin Says:

    TGIF, not to be preppy weirdo, or something. :D Ha ha ha. Actually, Friday’s not that great. Saturday is pretty good, and Sunday morning is alright. On long weekends, Sunday is the best. I think Monday is the best, normally, because of Syfy and Warehouse 13!! :)
    Ha, so, gonna write this weekend. :D For all you impatient people! :D
    Whew. That was long. Just needed to ramble, though. After all this school… :D

  520. Sasha Says:

    Haha Rae, I don’t like spiders either, but my biggest fear is… snakes. *shudder*

  521. Robin Says:

    I like snakes. I was out of the house from 7:30 until now: 7:12! Ahh! :)

  522. Kim Says:

    I actually don’t mind spiders OR snakes…

  523. Ducky Says:

    I don’t mind them either, Kim. That might just be because I’m fairly brave. With most things. There is one thing I am deathly afraid of. Fire.

  524. Robin Says:

    Really? I’m not actually that afraid of anything, now that you mention it. In fact, the only thing I think would make me freak out is if someone honestly told me I was a “girly girl”, or so to speak. Or if I fell in love. There: that’s what I’m kinda scared of.

  525. Robin Says:

    Okay, I have another writerly song for you guys: Gold Motel’s “Don’t Send The Searchlights”. Makes me think about me and Mike.
    On another note entirely, anyone read “Eon” and “Eona”? I’m on “Eon” and it’s super good. It’s the first of the two. Worth a try. I recommend it. :D

  526. Sasha Says:

    I actually like fire… But I mean, I wouldn’t touch it!! Time to go study…

  527. Ducky Says:

    I like watching fire, but the smell of smoke sends my heart beating faster than anything else.

  528. Robin Says:

    Interesting. And I feel your pain, Sasha. Six tests this week! AHHH! :( Gonna make me cry. Ha ha ha. Hopefully I can write tonight during Warehouse 13. I feel so bad ’cause I haven’t given you guys something in a while. :(

  529. Sasha Says:

    Its ok, Im sick :(

  530. Robin Says:

    So am I. I have a really bad head cold. I can hardly breath.

  531. Sasha Says:

    Me 2, but it mostly hurts everywhere, I have a high fever

  532. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    My feet are cold but thats it.

    I don’t like snakes. or heights.

    Hope you guys fill better.

  533. Sasha Says:

    yeah.. me too…

  534. Robin Says:

    Thanks. I feel slightly better, but some kid threw up at school! I HATE getting anything worse than a cold or fever. Throwing up justs makes me wanna die!! I bet you have some sort of flue-ish something, Sasha.
    Think my copy of PB’s new book might be here, I dunno, haven’t opened the package, or will come tomorrow!! YAY!

  535. Kim Says:

    I ABSOLUTELY agree with you Robin, I HATE anything more than the sniffle or a slight fever.
    On a happier note, I’m getting PB’s book tomorrow! YAY!!! :-)

  536. Robin Says:

    It’s not here yet! NO!! Don’twannawait! :D Ha ha ha. Maybe tomorrow. Stupid mail. :D

  537. Ducky Says:

    I hate getting sick at all!

  538. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i have bad fall allerges. i sneeze alot when i’m out side for over 15 min. and if i’m in a wooded area 5 min.

  539. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    my eyes also tear up and i get a stuffy nose.

  540. Robin Says:

    Yeah, Ducky. But I only get *scared* of sickness when people are throwing up!
    Did you know that grape juice has a lot of health benefits? (So do many Vitamin C rich juices, but grape juice is full of other benefits, too.) And doctors say that keeping stress down is the number one way to stay healthy. So I guess I shouldn’t stress about getting sick.
    We are such sick-a-phobes. Actually, the fear of illness is Pathophobia. The fear of germs in general is Germophobia.
    That was long. Oops. :D

  541. Sasha Says:

    haha, yeah, I hate getting sick!!! I’m actually just typing on the couch because I can’t even walk without feeling dizzy and falling down!! At my school they have a typing course we HAVE to take, and I guess its helping because I’m typing in the dark!!! I don’t like grape juice that much, but I think its just because I used to love it and drank it ALL THE TIME WHEN I WAS LITTLE, I actually don’t like juice that much at all, my mom’s been trying to force orange juice in me all day!
    Oh, and what’s PB’s?

  542. Ducky Says:

    I’m not really afraid of getting sick. But that might be because I hardly ever get sick.

  543. Sasha Says:

    I almost never get sick!!! That’s y im so sad!

  544. Kim Says:

    PB is an author. Pseudonymous Bosch. it’s a pun on the word pseudonym and anonymous. anyhoo, the entire series is about secrets, so it fits. :-)

    P.S. you should read it. it’s called “the secret series”…… yeah. laters!

  545. Robin Says:

    Yeah, I know it’s the “Secret Series,” but I just wrote ‘PB’ ’cause it was faster than writing out “Psuedonymous Bosch”. Kim, did you see his Today interview? It’s not long. I googled it and found the video. And his website has a great video, too. :D
    Poor you, Sasha. For me, it’s not enough to stay home.
    Ducky, I hardly get sick, which is why I don’t wanna! :D

  546. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i’m not afride of being sick.

    I just found a contest that has to do with Nancy Drew on the her interactive website. it is a CEO for a day thing.

  547. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    My LB is final getting a good athor!
    it is Gordan Korman. i’m going to see if on of my friends well go with me.

  548. Robin Says:

    “LB”? Local Bookstore? Haven’t heard of the author, either. Maybe I’ll google him later.
    *MY COPY OF “YOU HAVE TO STOP THIS” CAME!!!* :D Sorry. :) I hardly use caps, it tends to drive me nuts, but I had to express my sheer joy towards this topic. Wish I could read right away, but I must study and complete homework. :(

  549. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    LB-libary.
    he is one of the 39 clues writers.

  550. Sasha Says:

    I’ve read the PB books

  551. Sasha Says:

    And I feel horrible, but I have to do ALL the homework from the past 2 days before school tomorrow!

  552. Robin Says:

    Nice, Sasha. I feel your pain. I have had so much homework and so many tests. I ate a ton of chocolate tonight to balance it out. :D And I have to practice clarinet, too. Yeah. Gonna go study some more. :(

  553. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i have to practic my insterments for 40minutes a day. Plus my sister is teaching me olbe a little.

  554. Sasha Says:

    Olbe? Do u mean oboe? And anyways, turns out I didn’t have to do all the homework, my fever came back and I’m not going to school again today!!! And we don’t have school tomorrow, so I missed the ENTIRE WEEK!!!!

  555. Robin Says:

    Man, you’re gonna have a ton to make up later, Sasha!
    Oboe. Please, do not take it personally, but I hate oboes. They kinda disgrace all woodwinds. Plus, the sound like dying weasels. Well, wait. No, I guess I don’t hate oboes, I hate people who play oboe badly. Some oboes are really good and sound nice. Some sound like suffocating animals. ;) As I said, don’t take it personally. I can be critical about things like that. :)

  556. Sasha Says:

    Its kinda like when people say , “no offense”, and it really means “Brace yourself, this is really gonna be offensive” Not that you were being like that Robin, someone said my hair was ugly, and then were like, “no offense”. It made me angry, because duh, I took offense.

  557. Robin Says:

    Ha ha ha. Sasha, I’m sure your hair is much better than mine ever is. Though, maybe not when I dyed a strip of it blue during the summer.
    And I was kinda being like that, but some things get me worked up. Like oboes. :D Ha ha!

  558. Robin Says:

    Okay. Here’s the question we should all be asking: “PB, will you marry me?” Hmmm… no. How about: “PB, will you come to my house and drink tea with me one day?” There. The second one’s better. :D And you, too, R.L.! :D

  559. Ducky Says:

    Oooh, I like tea! When it isn’t too strong or bitter, of course.

  560. Kim Says:

    yeah, saying “no offense” is just like saying “but” basically whatever you said before is disregarded. example: if someone told you they love your T-shirt, BUT don’t really think it works for you, you can just forget the first half of the sentence, what their really saying is they don’t like the T-shirt on you.
    P.S. this has never happened it was just an example :-P

  561. Ducky Says:

    You used the wrong “there,” Kim. You should have used t-h-e-y-’-r-e. Not that I really care. But, hey, I am bored, what with school and all.

  562. Robin Says:

    I like tea, too, Ducky. No cream or sugar, though.
    An I agree, Kim. :D

  563. Sasha Says:

    I like tea, not when its too strong though, or when theres too much sugar, YUCK! I REALLY REALLY REALLY love chai tea/lattes!!!!!
    I make em at home ALL the time

  564. Robin Says:

    Nice and rainy here. Good for reading and drinking tea. :D
    I really, really, really, really, really, really, really wanna write this weekend! :) Maybe I can squeeze it in…

  565. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i like tea in the fall and winter and spring . my fav is candy cane lane. other wis i like peppermint with a tablespoon od sugur.

  566. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    My sis is a good obeo player. Me, that different. hers sounds like a clarenet/flute.
    Mine sounds like a dieing chipmonk.

  567. Ducky Says:

    Nice, Raelynn.
    It so super dang hot here! I hate the heat. I was born in Seattle, and it’s Seattle weather I like. Rainy weather is MUCH better.

  568. Sasha Says:

    I WAS super hot here, but now its cold!!!! I love cold weather!

  569. Sasha Says:

    Oh, sorry, I meant “It” instead of”I”

  570. Robin Says:

    Right now it’s really humid/hot, but it’s supposed to rain a lot soon. I agree, rainy weather is much better. :D
    Had a sleepover last night. Went to sleep way too late ’cause we were watching National Treasure. LOVE that movie! Have to see the second one! :)

  571. Kim Says:

    I was up super late too, but not because I had a sleepover :-( I did have a good time though. my family and I watched the last Lord of the Rings Movie, it was good ;-)

  572. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I LOVE the rain. i was up late because i was with friends at a **** *****. the * are because you could find me if i told you what it was.

  573. Rin Rin Says:

    Hiya hows it goin!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P :D i love the lord of the rings movies so much!!!!!!

  574. Robin Says:

    :D “Sometimes a picture is worth a million gazillion trillion words.”
    I really have nothing to say right now. Weird, right? So I guess I’ll go make some tea and I think I smell chocolate…
    Oh! Actually, I lied. I do have something to say. Tonight I get to watch movies and do whatever ’cause my parents are going out and my brother’s hanging out with friends! Sweet!

  575. Sasha Says:

    DUDE. Was that my long lost twin Rin Rin??????
    Where have ya been?
    And Robin, that was exactly what I did last night!!!

  576. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Rin Rin where have you been?

    I’ve been so tired and busy i haven’t read over a chapter a night!

    Gota know a B flat scale exerses and a cloipromatic scale thing right now.(on flute not on bells or oboe.)

  577. Robin Says:

    Wait, Raelynn, do you mean “Chromatic” scale? I think you might…
    Yeah, been too busy hatching a dragon to post, Rin Rin?
    Sasha, did you have a sleepover or watch National Treasure on T.V.? ‘Cause I can not tell you how much I love the character Riley. There’s something about geeky, funny guys with glasses that make me go crazy! :D Ha ha ha. It’s the same with Fargo from Syfy’s ‘Eureka’. Wish I could meet the actual characters. Or even the actors. Ha ha. :)

  578. Gwin Says:

    Hello.
    So in the story I’m like 34 years old.
    Hmmmm Raelynn, how old are you in the story?
    Where is Will right now in the story?

  579. Kim Says:

    Yay! Rin Rin is here!
    I started to think you forgot about us!

  580. Robin Says:

    Chello, Gwin. I wrote some more last night that tells where Will/Mike has disappeared to for now.
    Finished the LAST Secret Series book! Bittersweet, but for once with a good book, mostly sweet. The story ended very well. Kudos to you,PB! :D

  581. Sasha Says:

    I only read the first PB book…
    HI Gwin, and Rin Rin doesn’t even know about our story!!!!
    Time to brief her:
    -we(robin) has written a story about all of us as medieval people
    -you are my twin and right now are in the process of hatching a dragon egg
    -I sound PRETTY durn crazy right now!!!!!

    Oh, and you should read the story, just go back through these posts and the ones under the journal thing,and look for the REALLY long posts to read the story!

  582. Sasha Says:

    I just went back and read some of the old posts on the travel journal,and we were all so crazy!!! Lots of new people came on that after we stopped posting:) It seems like we’re the only people on this comment site

  583. Robin Says:

    Sasha-I think she knows about the beginning parts, just not some of the later areas. She knows she has a dragon egg, too, I think.
    And we’re the only ones left ’cause we amazing, R.L.’s amazing, and we all have stuff in common: that we’re crazy, love books, like to write about stuff that would never, ever happen (or so we think), and probably all have huge egos (just a guess :D ).
    Anyway, pretty cool. :) Later: gonna go scheme and develop an evil plan. ;)

  584. Ducky Says:

    My friend is writing this other very awesome book about people who can turn into dragons. It is SUPER-DUPER GOOD!!! Last night I went to a party and saw the movie EverAfter. It is a Cinderella story. It was very good. I need more stories! I am positively deprived of books. Robin is not posting. {Bad Girl} My friend (of whom I spoke earlier) has not come out with a new chapter in ages! And I am at the end of my library books. Help me!

  585. Ducky Says:

    Has anyone read the book, Wings? It is very good. The adventure parts, anyways.

  586. Robin Says:

    Try “The Oracles of Delphi Keep”. There’s two, but that’s the first.
    “Eon” and it’s sequel “Eona”.
    “Incarceron” and it’s sequel.
    “The Mostly True Story of Jack” kinda strange, though.
    I’m about to start “Wild Wood” by the husband/friend (I can’t remember which) of the illustrator of the Mysterious Benedict Society books and Lemony Snicket’s children’s picture book “The Composer is Dead”, which is a hilarious book for middle-schoolers, too. Get it as an E-book and it can be read to you. :D
    I’ll post soon, hopefully, Ducky! ;)

  587. Sasha Says:

    I like Cherry Heaven, and the Hunger games books are good. Another good book about life that makes you feel happy is Bloomibility. I just finished reading Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (I love her, she wrote “A Great and Terrible Beauty” series, those were good too).
    It was alright… Kinda.. odd. Its about girls in a Teen Dream Beauty Pageant who crash on an island and have to survive. This one girl goes crazy and I feel sorry for her. I also finished the Hard Pan trilogy that starts with “The Higher Power of Lucky” Its kinda young for me know, but I used to love it. And I love any and all mystery books!! Some good ones are the Chasing Vermeer Series, Bad Kitty(I really liked that one-I know it has a strange title, but its really good and these cats follow the main character around) and the “Down the Rabbit Hole” series.
    I love SOOOOOO many books I could go on forever!!!!!!!!!
    There’s probably more, like “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life” and Harry Potter and ALL the Rick Riordan books, but then I really WOULD go on forever!!!

  588. Sasha Says:

    WOW that was long!!!!
    Don’t you hate it when you start a series when you were younger, and you love it, and by the time the later ones come out, you’re old enough that it doesn’t really do it for you anymore?
    That always makes me sad, cuz them you don’t like the books as much.

  589. Sasha Says:

    *then

  590. Robin Says:

    Okay, so last time I left off at a kinda weird point so I started right after the dragon incident. Enjoy!

    I approached the freezer, closed my eyes, and pulled the handle hard. The door flew open, and I grabbed the pot and threw it outside in the pouring rain through the window. Ducky, Rin Rin, and I were left, exhausted, to wait. Fine with me, I’d had enough excitement. All that was left was the tea, and the dragon.
    Ducky slumped on the floor next to the freezer, and Rin Rin fell on the floor on her back.
    “Robin, go back to the castle and sleep. You need it, you look like you’re about to die. Rin Rin and I will take it from here,” said Ducky. I did not even try to resist. I felt like I was going to die!
    ~~~
    I walked into my room extremely sleepyily. The sky was black with tiny sparkling stars, and the weather was getting cool. I was almost back to castle when I spotted the little group again. Raelynn and the other girl, Gwin or something, were still outside the perimeter of the castle muttering nonsense and drawing chalk lines as well as making hand motions. The only diference was that now, Sasha was not with them. I was too tired to do anything or ask any questions. I just stumbled up the steps of the castle to my bed. There was just one small problem, though. As I fell onto my soft, inviting bed, still in my clothes, I hit something hard.
    “Ow,” I said, slightly unemotional because my brain had shut down. I rolled over and grabbed whatever it was I had laid down on. It was a jade swirl that hung from a brown coard. Attached was a note that read:
    Robin:
    I know what you think of me, and I hope that your opinion changes, but I have decided that it is best if I left to find someone else to anger. I leave you this, because it is all I have from my past, which I would rather leave behind. I need you to untangle this mystery, and please, please forgive me. And never, ever, stop kicking butt, okay?

    I knew that it was from Mike, even without a signiture. Who else would need to leave? Almost subconsciencously, I slipped the necklace over my head, the jade feeling slightly heavy, and drifted off into a restless sleep with the note still crumpled in my hand.
    The sun was not risen when I arose. There was no possible way I could fall back to sleep, so I stopped at the floor’s bathroom and took a quick shower. Finally feeling clean after way to long, I pulled on a brown sleeveless tunic and cropped leggings. I shoved my feet into a pair of bronze gladiator sandals and hung my dagger in its sheath from my waist. Today, I would have time for my appointment with a certain bush. It had evaded me two times already, and now it would feel the pain of my wrath. Providing I did not trip on a sandal strap or something like that.
    It was still cold outside when I found my pricker bush.
    “Are you ready?” I asked, getting into position. “Good. Here I come.” I pulled my dagger out and lunged, hacking the bush into billions of prickery twigs. “Ha! Take that, kindling!” In a matter of seconds, the bush was little more than sawdust. “Serves you right!” Though honestly, I did not really remember why I hated this bush that much. The revenge still felt nice, nonetheless. Warm and fuzzy inside, I began to swish at another bush nearby. This one was just ornamental, but just as offensive. “DIE!” I spun around at the noise of footsteps to see Sasha behind me in a pair of pants and a long sleeved shirt. “Where’d you get those?” Sasha blushed.
    “Bought ‘em at the market. Could you teach me,” she said, waving at the remains of both bushes. It wasn’t phrased as a question; more as a statement. “I have a dagger,” she added, producing a dagger from her belt. “I found it in the armory.” I nodded.
    “Well, that’s good. You wouldn’t be able to fight with mine because they’re specially designed for me. It’s extremely difficult to find blades built for people with six fingers. I guess I could.” She smiled.
    “Let’s go.” For the next three hours of so, Sasha listened carefully, followed my moves, and even annihilated one bush of her own. I shredded three more. At the end, we were both sweating bullets, and Sasha was laying on the cobblestone.
    “Don’t you have to go help Raelynn and her partner in crime with their spells?” I asked.
    “Nah. They finished last night. Raelynn’s a little bit calmer.”
    “Goody.”
    “Oh, and Kim told me to tell you to meet her in her sitting room for cookies after we were done. She caught me leaving.”
    “I would teach you how to become invisible, but for one, I don’t know if that’s possible, and for two, I think you have enough on your plate already,” I remarked. She smiled, and I laughed. “I better go see Kim, and you better go find something to break. See you later.” I sheathed my dagger and headed inside.
    Kim’s sitting room was as inviting as ever, and the sight of Evie’s cookies made me want to dance. I flung myself on the empty chair, once again upside down. Kim sat in the other, he hair flowing down her back in an organized mess of curls. She wore a gray-blue strapless dress that went to her knees, had a an empire waist, and was patterned with small sparkling silver stars.
    “Thank goodness you came! I will cry in happiness when the queen returns. I hate the royal officials, the gossiping ladies, the beggin peasants. I have to be so nice and formal. I’ve also been wondering about, you know…” I jamed a cookie in my mouth.
    “Oh, I’m fine,” I managed to say without crumbs flying. “He left last night. It didn’t really do anything to me,” I said, fingering my jade necklace. “And hacking apart four bushes in the courtyard helped.”
    “Is that what Sasha was doing this morning. How I wish I had time to kill bushes.” She smiled wistfully. I was about to say something when Sophie, the maid came in.
    “Good morning, Madam Robin and Her Gracious Heir Hathanway. I was told that Robing is needed by Jelina in her cabin.” My eyes widened. Great. Just wonderful.
    “I gotta go! Sorry, Kim. I’ll talk to you in the afternoon. I really gotta leave!” I swiftly rolled out of the chair and onto my feet, opened the window, and vaulted out, running towards the woods.
    ~~~

    Hope you liked it! :D Especially you, Ducky! You impatient reader! :D

  591. Kim Says:

    Robing… *snicker* had to point out that mistake. XD
    other than that, the story is great. ( but didn’t I ask if you could send me the story in email? please do. )

  592. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i edited a small part:

    “Thank goodness you came! I will cry out happiness when the queen returns. I hate the royal officials, the gossiping ladies, the begging peasants. I have to be so nice and formal. I’ve also been wondering about, you know…” I jamed a cookie in my mouth.
    “Oh, I’m fine,” I managed to say without crumbs flying. “He left last night. It didn’t really do anything to me,” I said, fingering my jade necklace. “And hacking apart four bushes in the courtyard helped.”
    “Is that what Sasha was doing this morning. How I wish I had time to kill bushes.” She smiled wistfully. I was about to say something when Sophie, the maid came in.
    “Good morning, Madam Robin and Her Gracious Heir Hathanway. I was told that Robin is needed by Jelina in her cabin.” She looked me overas if I were moldy bread. but when her eyes metthe necklace “Where did you…”
    “I gotta go! Sorry, Kim. I’ll talk to you in the afternoon. I really gotta leave!” I swiftly rolled out of the chair and onto my feet, opened the window, and vaulted out, running towards the woods leveing Sophie staring.

  593. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    it was great but what i added in the chapter was what i really wanted to happen. You are free to change it.

    can you post the hole story because i’m lazy and don’t want to go through and find them all?

  594. Robin Says:

    Ha ha ha. Woops, Kim! That was stupid, but it was, like, ten. :)
    Interesting, Raelynn. That’s a good idea. Thanks!
    Maybe I’ll have time to write more later tonight after homework and clarinet. Or I’m just being optimistic. Hard to say… :D

  595. Robin Says:

    Oh, and Kim, sorry, I forgot… Another woops on me! :)

  596. Ducky Says:

    Good story. I am calling you to help with the dragon egg, right?

  597. Robin Says:

    Five points to Ducky! :D Ha ha ha. Yup, you got it.
    Oh, and Kim, I think I’ll wait until I’m finished to email it out. For one, it makes more sense. Two, I accidentally deleted all my contacts….

  598. Sasha Says:

    Nice! I think that Mike should leave you a clue about how his father’s behind it all

  599. Ducky Says:

    His father’s behind it all? What?

  600. Robin Says:

    Wow. Good one, Sasha. I was wondering how long it would take you guys. The ferret-man was his father, Ducky. ;)

  601. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    And Sophie is his sister, maybe twin sister.
    that’s why i wanted Sophie to see the necklace and go all crazyish.

    can me and gwin have been his past prisnors. i excaped but someone catched gwin so she fake aged her self and was forsed to be maid but then she helped ducky and dissipered!

  602. Robin Says:

    Whew. You guys are connecting the dots so fast, (though it to you long enough to find the dots in the first place,) that’s it’s gonna wear me out. :D Ha ha.
    Raelynn, you were passing by with Gwin on a trip to see a man whose fate is intertwined with that of a peasant, when the castle was taken over. Gwin decided to age herself, in hope of saving the castle. You knew the ferret-man from when he took your old kingdom.
    Yes, I understand that Sophie is to see the necklace and flip out ’cause it belonged to their mom, who died, and then their dad (ferret-man) gave it to Mike.
    Yeah. Might write more tonight. Dunno yet, just got a new craft kit.

  603. Sasha Says:

    OH, I had known about the connection between ferret-man, Sophie and Will(Mike?) for awhile, but I don’t think it would be apparent without reading the eye hints and the clues you dropped in comments.

  604. Sasha Says:

    And, does raelynn (the one in the story) know that ferret man’s the one behind it? Or me, cuz I had the vision

  605. Robin Says:

    I think you saw a ferret in the vision, Sasha, but didn’t think to tell Raelynn, because, well, it was just a ferret, right? Wrong! Raelynn has no idea, and hasn’t seen enough of Sophie and Mike to make the connection.

  606. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Maybe me and Sophie know the eyes and i have my theorys from my past. I have also know for a while.

    How many years sence Duckys kingdom was attacted?

    He attacted my home when i was 8 so he is at lest 40 years old right? And its been 26 years sence. I’m older then all of you and maybe Gwin! If i’m 34 in the story looking the age of 13 i’m going to have to tell you guys at on point. that well be funny.

  607. Robin Says:

    Okay, here we go. Just a tantalizing tidbit. ;)

    I was about to say something when Sophie, the maid came in. She stared at me for a moment, I couuld tell she was exhausted. There was more than just exhaustion there, though. Something else lurked beneath it; fear, helplessness, saddness, nervousness. It was hard to tell, because when she saw me looking, she moved her eyes to the floor.
    “Good morning, Madam Robin and Her Gracious Heir Hathanway. I was told that Robing is needed by Jelina in her cabin.” My eyes widened. Great. Just wonderful. I glanced at Kim, and turned back to Sophie, who was now staring at my necklace.
    “Where did you get that-” she started. I shrugged,
    “I gotta go! Sorry, Kim. I’ll talk to you in the afternoon. I really gotta leave!” I swiftly rolled out of the chair and onto my feet, opened the window, and vaulted out, running towards the woods, leaving a plate of wonderful cookies, a faithful friend, and a confused maid.
    ~~~
    “Ow! Ouch!” I muttered as I flew out the window. “I need to stop vaulting through windows. I mean, it’s great when you’re four inches off the ground, but, like, fifteen inches hurts too much.” I had even landed in a roll, swinging myself to my feet, but the impact jolted through my body and my hands and knees were skinned. Nonetheless, I sprinted into the forest, addrenaline rushing in veins. What could be going wrong at Ducky’s now? What was left? By now I was deep in the forest, surrounded by trees of various sizes. I was sprinting to Ducky’s, but then, I was flat on my face.
    “Holy crap!!!” I screamed. “Holy crap!” I repeated, as I faceplanted into the ground. Why am I always tripping, too? What is it with me and pain?
    “What the heck?!” yelled someone nearby. I shifted, moving my hands from under me, only to feel someone’s face.
    “Oh,” I said, realizing that I had tripped on none other than Mike and ended up right on top of him.
    “That hurt.”
    I bit my lip, but found that it was bleeding from a cut a rock had so kindly given me. “Now isn’t this akward?” I asked, with a grim smile. I rolled to my right, glad to have something to do besides lay on the guy I hated most at the time. “Why were you laying there?” I asked, just a bit angry. This guy had lied to me, kissed me, left, and now he had tripped me. And I just had to land on him, to boot.
    “I just woke up… Well, it’s just that, after last night…. I didn’t have somewhere to go, so I just… fell asleep here.” I got up, brushed myself off, gently pressed my lip with my sleeve, and started walking stifly towards Ducky’s cottage. “Wait, where are you going?” Mike called after me. I did not answer. I knew he would follow, but I would rather not acknowledge his presence. “You know I’m gonna follow you, right?” I kept going. “Fine. Be that way.” We had now nearly reached Ducky’s house, and I was beginning to smell something unusual.
    “Is that smoke?” Mike asked. Puzzled, I continued walking. She had probably lit a fire in her fire place. It was when I reached her house that I learned I was sadly mistaken.
    “Holy crap!” I said for the third time in about three minutes. There, in Ducky’s front yard, was a dragon.

    And welcome new chapter! :) I added that bit about Sophie. :D Gonna go make a bracelet and practice my instrument.

  608. Ducky Says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THAT. IS. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE IT!!! DRAGONS!!! MWA-HAA-HA!!!!!!!!!
    awesome story, Robin.

  609. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Are we all there? I think it would be a big anth thing for Sasha or me to see in visions.

    And Gwin might have seen it. Or we told her.

  610. Sasha Says:

    COOOOOL!!!!!!!!!
    I still don’t like Mike…

  611. Sasha Says:

    I like your dragon ducky!!!!!!!
    Oh, and Rae, I think for now you should let Robin write, so she has writers license and so you can be suprised

  612. Sasha Says:

    AHHHH so sorry, I entered the last comment without finishing it!!!!! I went to say so that Robin can have writers freedom(that’s the same as license) and that you can be surprised by the twists in the story. :P sorry about that

  613. Rin Rin Says:

    hello everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    cool i didn’t know this was hear :D :D it sounds AWESOME Robin!!!! :D :P i miss WI. i had in lots of fun up there!!

  614. Robin Says:

    Wisconsin? Cool, Rin Rin. :)
    Thank you, Ducky. It makes me feel so special when you get all crazy! :D Ha ha.
    I don’t like Mike either, Sasha. I think he’s a vile, disgusting, terrible, horrific creep. ;) But he is fun to write about! :) Maybe you’ll like him in the end. We’ll see.
    And thank you. Though I do love most ideas you guys spout, somethings have to be written by me! :D

  615. Sasha Says:

    Were you in WI all this time!? I mean, I was up there for like 2 weeks or so, but still!

  616. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I’ve been on pottermore all day!
    Rin Rin did you not have internet or something?!
    Pottermore is really cool so far. i wish there was a bit more intation though.
    Do any of you have beta accounts?

  617. Ducky Says:

    I just checked out Pottermore. Sounds cool. I have to wait to get an account, though. I will as soon as I can.

  618. Robin Says:

    Didn’t bother with a Pottermore beta. Got better things to do, like write Ducky some more story. ;) Ha ha. :)

  619. Rin Rin Says:

    we have a house there why up north!! yes we do have internet but were mostly doing stuff outside all :D :D and i forgot how to spell Theo’s last name!!!! i hope it doesn’t rain today cause for the last 3 days it’s been raining basically all day!! and soccer practice got canceled!!!! and i was looking foreword to playing in the rain!!!!

  620. Robin Says:

    I love rain!! Almost as much as I love the Theo. books! ;)

  621. Sasha Says:

    I love rain a lot, and I’m waiting to get on pottermore!!!! I missed the magic feather thingy. Oh, and welcome back Rin Rin

  622. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I wish it was raining.

    Random fact Time!
    you guys get to figur out where in the world does it rain the most!

  623. Robin Says:

    Tutunendo, Colombia receives is considered the wettest place on earth, with an average of 463.4 in. per year. :D
    Cranberry juice: juice from the heavens. :D Ha ha. That could be a t.v. commercial. :)

  624. Kim Says:

    it’s raining here too, I can’t decide if it’s good or bad. :-P

  625. Rin Rin Says:

    thanks I’m sooooooo glad to be back!!!! :D :D rainbows are lucky!! a saw one last Saturday and we won the game

  626. Rin Rin Says:

    oops!! i didn’t Finnish that and i alter served at a wedding!! i love weddings!!!! :D :D

  627. Robin Says:

    Sweet, Rin Rin. I don’t wanna get married when I’m older, but I bet it’s fun to be at a wedding.
    I have auditions tonight for a band! Wish me rainbows, Rin Rin! And can you throw in some unicorns while you’re at it? :D (Everyone else can just wish luck. :) )

  628. Rin Rin Says:

    wishing never ending Rainbows Unicorns and for leafed Clovers :D :D yes weddings are why more fun then alter serving funerals or memorial services(when you don’t have the body!!)

  629. Rin Rin Says:

    and anything else that’s LUCKY

  630. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I’ve never done a funeral alter severing but i have sang at one.
    i was a flower girl at a wedding, when i was 6 or 7.
    i just do regular alter severing.

    GOOD LUCK AT BAND AUTIDIONS AND HOPE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING!!!!!!!!

  631. Rin Rin Says:

    there really fun weddings that is not funerals!! those are sad!! especially if someones crying!!!!

  632. Sasha Says:

    Yeah, I don’t like funerals, my mom sometimes cries and that’s awkward. And my mom and dad are going to a wedding tomorrow.

  633. Ducky Says:

    I was in a wedding when I was, like, 3. I cried and ran off the aisle to my mother.

    Robin, Mold wishes you luck. Mold won a rubber duck race once. That was before he got mold inside him. He is still fairly lucky. Best get all his luck out of him before the mold consumes him and we have to lay him to rest. (probably in the trash can) I told him about your luck-needing case and he gave in. He has bestowed all luck he can possibly give upon you. If you get in, you must tell me, because Mold wants to know if his luck is starting to wear off. He is my oldest Rubber Duck. All the others show him plenty of respect. If he doesn’t like you, he can use his luck-powers against you. Nobody wants that. Especially with the Fall racing-tournament coming up. They are all taking special training sessions with the more experienced, retired ducks. (like Mold) Kitty also wishes you luck. She is the youngest, and she cannot yet race. She will be able to at the Winter Ducklympics, though. You never know, her good thoughts might be valuable!

    I should seriously write a story about these ducks. They all have their own personalities.

  634. Ducky Says:

    I approve your pastimes, Robin! Keep writing!

  635. Robin Says:

    Ha ha ha! Thanks! Finding out in like, two hours!! :D And Ducky, I think I finally understand why you’re “Ducky”! :)
    I don’t often get approval on my pastimes. In some ways, I’m kinda like a nerd who has stylish glasses and cool clothes, like my converse sneakers! (Bright green! [The sneakers, not the glasses.]) :D Ha ha.

  636. Sasha Says:

    Haha,we and my friend made a skit and I was the wimpy nerd that got beat up.
    Nice converse though, mine don’t fit me anymore, my feet keep growing!!!! At the beginning of the summer they were size 8 and now they’re size 10!!!!
    Argh.

  637. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Nice feet Sasha. Mine are 6 and 7 right now and my mom fight in yhem!
    I have neon blue and navy blue converse.
    I wear graphic tee shirts and jeans so i look more geeky then i real am.

  638. Ducky Says:

    [sigh] I have size 5 feet. They are small.

  639. Robin Says:

    My feet are 7’s in most standard shoes, but my converses are 6 ’cause they run big.
    Well, I did fairly well, and I shudder to think how it would have gone without Mold. :D My teacher said it wasn’t me, though, because the person who auditioned me didn’t know what I was supposed to play, and she didn’t find out until after my audition. It happened to a lot of the really good players my teacher has. Plus, there’s like, 32 clarinets, and I play all first music-it’s just that right now I’m in the second row. :( But maybe for the concert, the arrangement will be different, and I’ll get bumped up. Whatever. What can you do except kick butt in the state wide band in the spring? :) Ha ha.
    Oh, and Ducky, my friend’s kinda short 23 yr. old sister is a 5. :D

  640. Rin Rin Says:

    my feet are size 8 now i was size 7 this spring not any more!! :D :D do any of you guys wanna be tall!! I wanna be 6ft.4 nobody thinks i can do it humph

  641. Robin Says:

    I’m fine being like, and inch under average. Doesn’t really matter to me. :)
    Wadda you guys wanna “be when you grow up”? I guess I have a couple of choices-an archaeologist, book store owner, FBI agent, or CIA agent. Everyone in my class is like ‘I wanna be a teacher! For little kids!’ or ‘I wanna be a professional athlete!’. Ha ha. :D

  642. Kim Says:

    I want to be an actress!
    I’m not kidding, it makes me happy. one would hope you have a job that makes you happy wouldn’t you? :-)

  643. Robin Says:

    I’d love to be actress, Kim, it makes me happy, too, but it’s unrealistic. There’s a ton of talented actors/actresses out there. Between the competition and the difficulty to fit the bill for many roles, it would be very hard to become a famous actress, or even to make enough money to support yourself. Ya know? Plus, I also love the idea of being a secret service agent. :D

  644. Robin Says:

    You rule Johny Depp! :) [I say while watching Pirates of the Caribbean.]
    Warehouse 13 Season 3 Finale tomorrow! Yay! (And ‘Awww’ because it’s gonna be great, and then because it’ll be over until next summer.)
    Might write tonight-dunno yet.
    Making super cool 3D paper craft right now! :D I love crafts!

  645. Robin Says:

    Yo? Where are you guys?

  646. Sasha Says:

    Im tired!!!!!
    Im watching my sister and she’s screaming her head off!!!
    I don’t really know what I wanna be, but maybe a marine biologist. I wanna do something not many woman do.

    But I would make a pretty awesome spy :D

  647. Sasha Says:

    And, I guess I’m tallish, im like 5′5”

  648. Ducky Says:

    I’m fine as tall as I am. I just don’t want to be the shortest.
    I want to be a scientist. I don’t really know what kind, but the idea of making new discoveries has always caught my eye.

  649. Robin Says:

    Interesting. Where were you guys, for, like, 24 hrs.? I sat alone wondering.
    Why is your sister screaming her head off, Sasha? And I am also tired, in case you wanted to know. ;)

  650. Kim Says:

    the last 24 hours… hmm, I was at school, at a friends house, sleeping, and doing awesome stuff! :-D
    …yeah that pretty much sums up. :-P

  651. Sasha Says:

    Yeah, I was at an art fair, doing a science fair project :( and was at a friends house and I babysat
    And my sister wanted me to play with her, but I was trying to send an email to a teacher!

  652. Robin Says:

    Ahh. Nice.
    Kudos to Jack Kenny, assistant writers, crew, and cast of Warehouse 13! Last night’s finale blew my mind! :D
    Visited my school’s book fair today. I feel like I’ve read all the good fantasy books there this yr. ;)
    Must. Write.

  653. Rin Rin Says:

    i think!! I’m around 5ft.5″ to!! I’d be fine at 6.ft!!

  654. Rin Rin Says:

    i’ve been busy!! i tied to Irish dancing classes to see if i’d like it I love it!! :D :D

  655. Rin Rin Says:

    i tried!! not tied!! you!! have to!! write!!ROBIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  656. Robin Says:

    Would someone call an ambulance for Rin Rin? I think she had a heart attack! :)
    We’ll see-might have time tonight. Dunno. :)

  657. Sasha Says:

    AAAHHHH! I got a hair cut but it 4real doesn’t look any different :(
    I have homework… I’m sad to day

  658. Ducky Says:

    24 hours? Ummm… I was in Sacramento, CA visiting grandparents.

  659. Robin Says:

    Why does everyone else always have something super cool to do? (Like traveling to CA?) I just have homework. :( And books. :D

  660. Rin Rin Says:

    Robin you do have something cool!! writing duh!! and YOU better do it sooooooooooooon!! :D :D

  661. Robin Says:

    I wrote a wee bit last night, but not enough to post. Maybe tonight, or so I tell myself. :D

  662. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i have not been on forever.
    Warhouse 13 final was awsome. though i wish steve didn’t die :-(
    i want to be a marien bioligest, some one in the news, fornsic scientist, or a writer.
    Maybe i’m contine the me in teodosia story.
    What do you think.

  663. Ducky Says:

    Traveling to CA doesn’t seem too great to me, Robin. Then again, I suppose that’s cause I live there. Although it is awesome. I will admit that.

  664. Rin Rin Says:

    OK YOU better write TONIGHT!! Robin!!!!

  665. Sasha Says:

    Yes, WRITE!!!

  666. Robin Says:

    We’ll see. This weekend is open except for Sunday, so I should get something done then-tonight I have to go to a high-school open house/orientation/lecture thingy, and tomorrow I have band until ten. You’ll just have to wait… [Cue the evil laughter!] MWA HAA HAA! :D

  667. Kim Says:

    no school today! my mom, my sister, and I are going to the arboretum! :-D

  668. Sasha Says:

    Cool!
    I’m going camping, and I broke my toe :(

  669. Ducky Says:

    sad. poor toe.

  670. Ducky Says:

    Only 3 months & 7 days until my personal posting anniversary!

  671. Ducky Says:

    Just finished watching the prince of Egypt. It seems so sad. Except for the early parts, where Rameses always gets in trouble.

  672. Robin Says:

    Kim-No school?! What?! I only get Monday off! :(
    That stinks, Ducky. Especially ’cause you’ll have to go camping with a broken toe. Bad combo. Have fun, I guess. :D
    And Ducky, Mold is actually still very, very, very lucky, because it turns out I would have been section leader in band, but the judge didn’t what to score me on, so I ended up not getting any points for tapping my foot! :( And there’s nothing my teacher (who found this out) can do right now, because the judge’s relative just died.

  673. Sasha Says:

    Oh, that’s sad, and it was me who broke the toe, not Ducky.

  674. Rin Rin Says:

    oh i hope you and your toe feel better!!

  675. Robin Says:

    Oh, yeah, duh de jour, Sasha! :D Ducky tricked me because she said “Sad. Poor toe.” in comment 669. :) MUST GO WRITE! Gahhh!!

  676. Rin Rin Says:

    yes you must!!

  677. Rin Rin Says:

    hey Robin your last post is the same as one of my post’s!! hahaha or MWA HAA HAA

  678. Robin Says:

    Here you are! :D Written just for you guys. ;)

    “Holy crap!” I said for the third time in about three minutes. There, in Ducky’s front yard, was a dragon.

    Seven
    A stream of unrepeatible words came rushing out of my mouth. Dragons are great, sure, when they’re stuck in the pages of a book but when they’re staring at you with big, scary, sharp teeth, your opinion changes. As I swore like a street rat, Mike, a street rat himself, seemed surprised about the dragon, and the fact that I knew that many curses and would use them with such vehemence. All the while, though, my mind was working. Large dragon-check. My enemy-check. Ducky-no check. Rin Rin-no check. Terrible situation-double check.
    “BIG. SCARY. DRAGON.” I stated extremely loudly. There was only one thing to do. I drew my dagger, turned invisible (much to Mike’s amazement) and ran for the cottage, dodging the occasional blast of flame.
    I flew into the entry room and slammed the door shut behind me.
    “DUCKY! I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS, BUT THERE’S A DRAGON IN YOUR YARD!!” I was running into the kitchen when someone smacked me.
    “Breathe, Robin. I know. Believe it or not, I hatched that thing around ten minutes ago with Rin Rin,” Ducky said as I gently rubbed my face.
    “Oww.” I was beginning to wonder if anything was ever normal in the queendom for more than four months.
    “You see,” Ducky said as she opened her book, “it looks exactly like the picture-big, multi-colored with indigo, sky blue, and that icy transparency, with four thin silver wings, and silver spikes leading up its spine and down its tail.” She seemed oddly excited about it. But that was before we heard someone yell (obviously it was Mike) and a sizely fire ball collided with the side of the cottage. Deeply alarmed, I ran back outside, probably to my death, only to begin to say something in a language I had just started speaking a few days ago.
    “Stans. Í nafni tegunda þitt ég býð þér að koma mein eftir einhverju sé, stór eða lítill, fyrr en annað,” I yelled. Then I muttered to myself in English. “Halt. In the name of your species I command you to bring no harm upon any being, big or small, until told otherwise.” This dragon, about the size of a Clydesdale horse, stopped in its tracks, wide eyed, and snorted indignantly. I turned, equally surprised as the dragon, to Ducky, who was at the doorway with Rin Rin. Both of their mouths were open, and Ducky stepped toward me cautiously, as if I was a land mine waiting to blow her to bits.
    “Robin, when did you start speaking Icelandic?”

    Enjoy! :D

  679. Sasha Says:

    Haha good!!!! I hope the dragon eats mike :P
    Is Rin Rin ever gonna come back to her poor sister though?! :D

  680. Robin Says:

    You’ll reunite right before the battle, Sasha. You guys are too busy wrecking havoc-hatching dragons, putting up spell barriers, and a prank for you, Sasha, very soon. :D
    Off to New York today! :)

  681. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    When well i come in again?
    i feel like i have melted out of the story.
    Sasha and kim haven’t been in it much ether.

  682. Sasha Says:

    Ooh, New York!!! That’s almost as exciting as I’m sure my prank will be!! I’ve always wanted to go to NY…

  683. Sasha Says:

    :S

  684. Sasha Says:

    Oh, Thats funny, the :S face doesn’t change on this website! I wonder…
    (\_/)
    (O.o)
    (”)_(”)

  685. Sasha Says:

    ahhhh!
    It didn’t turn it into a real bunny :(

  686. Ducky Says:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! That story funny! Now what is this big prank you are talking about, hmmm? I think you should write more so that I will know. Priscilla (my arrogant duck) agrees with me. WRITE MORE!!!!!

  687. Robin Says:

    GAHHH! I just wrote this amazing response an the website deleted it when I tried to post it!! :(
    Okay-here goes again.
    Sasha, I love, love, love the rabbit! :D
    Raelynn-Don’t worry. You, Sasha, Kim, Gwin, Evie, and Sophie will all face some issues in the near future. Be patient and blame the stupid dragon! ;)
    (Some of the aforementioned issues include dealing with the crazy backfire of Sasha’s prank, a strange vision, making a spell/herb potion for a certain dragon, the mysterious arrival of a mysterious talking duck, and perhaps some more odd circumstances all before the battle!)

  688. Kim Says:

    a mysterious talking duck? hmm….. sounds interesting. :-P
    I love the bunny sasha!
    :-D :-D :-D

  689. Robin Says:

    It is interesting, Kim. :D

  690. Sasha Says:

    Thanks!!!
    Check out the ducks:
    >(’)____, >(’)____, >(’)____,
    (` =~~/ (` =~~/ (` =~~/
    ~^~^`—’~^~^~^`—’~^~^~^`—’~^~^~

  691. Robin Says:

    Sasha, I hereby declare thee an emoticon master. [It took me a minute to recognize the ducks, but they are spectacular!] :D Nice!!!

  692. Kim Says:

    cute! like Robin, it took me a minute (ok maybe more than a minute) to figure it out, but it’s cute!

    P.S. I’m talking about the ducks in case you did’t notice :-3

  693. Kim Says:

    Aww, my smiley face didn’t work! :-(

  694. Ducky Says:

    Mold is currently conducting a ceremony. I can here him now. “I dub thee, Sasha of computer-land(though she may be invisible), ee-mo-tee-con master. Congratulations!”
    But, seriously, the ducks rock.

  695. Sasha Says:

    Thanks ducky, the ducks were in honor of u!
    It would be a lot better but, as I’m sure you’ve all noticed, when the website enters stuff, it screws with the spacing. :(

  696. Robin Says:

    The format of the website double spaces all comments.
    Back to school and lots of tests! :(

  697. Rin Rin Says:

    nice bunny and duck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANK YOU Robin for writing!!

  698. Robin Says:

    Awww, you’re welcome, Rin Rin. You might have to wait a wee bit for some more, though, because I have ten tons of homework tonight and way to many tests this week to be legal. ;)

  699. Sasha Says:

    Haha, yeah, luckily my quarter is over Fri!!!

  700. Sasha Says:

    Thats the only advantage of starting school supah mo early :P

  701. Robin Says:

    It’s been , like, a month an 3/4! There is no reason I should be swamped. :(

  702. Ducky Says:

    My quarter end was 2 weeks ago. I do not like school. Right now we’re swimming in P.E. I hardly have any homework, though.

  703. Robin Says:

    Swimming? Jealous! We don’t have a pool…
    My quarter ended two Fridays ago.

  704. Sasha Says:

    Lucky!!!! A swimming pool?! But wait, when did ur school start? Maybe my school year just REALLY long. Last year we started one august 15 and got out June 3rd

  705. Ducky Says:

    Yeah. That’s the same as ours. This year we got in on Aug 15, and out on May 31. It’s horrible.

  706. Sasha Says:

    Yeah, I HATE SCHOOL!!!! It’s a LOT better than last year though! I have a couple really awesome teachers tho

  707. Robin Says:

    Yeah. My math teacher is amazing, and my history teacher is fun, but he gives hard tests!

  708. Robin Says:

    Oh, hold on. Missed the bit about school yr. lengths. :) We started on 8-31 and go until next June 13. So, pretty long, but whatever. We get a Christmas break, an Easter break, a February break, an April break, a few extra in-service days, some early closings, and snow days [we get something like 3 snow days we don't have to make up], and that’s all. :D It’s all right, I guess.

  709. Sasha Says:

    Oyu get a lot more breaks than I do!!!!
    be happy!

  710. Robin Says:

    Ahh, but the grass is always greener on the other side. ;)
    It’s a pain waiting for the breaks, though.Oh! But I get out a week earlier than other grades because I am graduating! [The graduating class graduates one week before the rest of the school!] :D
    Plus, I forgot-we spend one day at a highschool shadow day, one day at a day camp/super fun, cool place, and one day in NYC for a field trip! :D

  711. Ducky Says:

    Lucky you. Only one day in NYC? I guess that’s fine for you. We live on the west coast, about as far as you can get from NYC. We spend a week there. My social studies teacher is AWESOME!!! I *love* him. He is so funny. My speech/&/debate teacher’s pretty good, too.

  712. Robin Says:

    You have a speech/debate teacher? Weird…
    Yup. Only about two hrs. from NYC. :D

  713. Robin Says:

    Oh, yeah, and raining here once more! :D

  714. Rin Rin Says:

    it’s raining here to!! well it was i can’t tell if it still is!!

  715. Kim Says:

    it looks like it’s going to rain outside. which it probably is :-P

  716. Ducky Says:

    I WISH it were raining here. Then we could all go swimming in the rain at school.

  717. Robin Says:

    It’s an outdoor pool?! Even cooler! (Literally and figuratively!) :D

  718. Sasha Says:

    I wish I was graduating…. Wait, r u graduating highschool or middle school (like 8th grade) ?

  719. Sasha Says:

    And my social studies teacher is amazing too!! He rocks, we played a review game today. My team lost but we were really close to winning!!!!

  720. Robin Says:

    Woah. :D Let’s back up a second. Sasha, you had me scared for a second. Middle school! 8th gr. I’m a year younger than most people are in 8th gr. My friend turned 14 in August and she’s an 8th grader, and my other friend turns 14 in Dec. and she’s in my class!

  721. allison Says:

    my name is allison and i am the theodosia expert. i am 12 years old. i was born feb. 21 1999. i am really bored and i just finished the 2 book. i read the first three books in the wrong order. i read it in this order: 1 3 2. so the 3 book made no sense at first. i can answer any question about the books. my sister is really wierd. she said that the theodosia books looked boring, but thinks a math book is better. my freind sammey and her other freind got in a big fight and now will not talk to each other. now 2 of my closest freinds, are no longer freinds. how crazy is that?!?! well, i guess i am now freindless, bored, and bullied. great. to top it off, my mom and dad are making it soooooooooo much better for me. they are sooo dag-on stubern. they are making me take my little sister with me when i had plans to go out on halloween with my freinds. there is this girl named brandy, got a new boyfriend and will not shut up. it’s Danny this Danny that. talk about bothersome.

  722. Sasha Says:

    Hi Allison :D
    And I’m not graduating highschool Robin!! :P

  723. Robin Says:

    Whew. Okay, Allison. Hello. :D I was gonna say “What’s up?” but I realized that was pointless… How did you find the link to this page, though? Just curious. And before you ask, I have no idea if I can fit you in the story at this current point in time or in the future.
    Nice to have all the boring formalities over with, isn’t it. It’s always nice to hear from a new name. :)
    Glad we’re on the same page now, Sasha. :D I am not ready to go to college! (Though really, my mom said I could have skipped a grade this year, and I agree!)

  724. Kim Says:

    Hi Allison! I think I’ve learned as much about you in one comment that I learn from other people in about 30. :-P
    just curious, why did you read the books out of order? and how did you find this link? ( no offense, but it’s not really announced to the public…) :-D

  725. Sasha Says:

    Yeah, I’m not ready to go to college either… :P
    And yeah Allison, that was a very informing post!!!!!

  726. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Hello Allison. That was to much information!

    Robin: get your fingurs moving and type the story! So you are turning 13 right?

  727. Robin Says:

    No, Raelynn, I am not turning 13. [That actually is a true statement!] :D
    And I have band every Fri. night/Sat. morning, so that eliminates some writing time…

  728. Sasha Says:

    :(

  729. Rin Rin Says:

    hiya Allison!!!! I’m turning 14 in Dec. and Robin how old are you turning!! and i most definitely agree with Raelynn Amelia that YOU should get your fingers MOVING!!!! :D :D :P :P

  730. Robin Says:

    Sasha, why are you sad? Now you’re making me sad… :(
    Rin Rin, Raelynn, on it tonight. :D My fingers will move like bullets!

  731. Sasha Says:

    Oh, I was sad because you said you didn’t have time to write!!

  732. Robin Says:

    Ahhh, well be sad no longer, Sasha. I shall be writing in approximately three minutes. :D ;) All shall be revealed! [About the prank and the talking duck, if I get that far...]

  733. Ducky Says:

    It’s been more than three minutes. What state do YOU live in, Alison?

  734. Robin Says:

    No, no. I started writing like, three minutes after I posted, but I haven’t posted an excerpt yet. Here we are:

    “Robin, when did you start speaking Icelandic?”
    ~~~
    Ducky gently tied a long rope around the dragon’s neck and secured it to a nearby tree. I do not know what she thought that would do, or how long a flammable rope would last on a fiery dragon, but whatever floated her metaphorical boat. While she did that, with some assistance from Rin Rin, I went after Mike.
    “You stupid, indolent, horrid, terrible, loathsome person!” I grumbled angrily at him as I pulled him up. He was sooty and his hair was a mess. He had a huge black eye as well as a very large bruise on his arm. He finally stood up with my help, and dusted himself off.
    “Sorry, but it’s not like I can turn invisible and run at the speed of light! Or speak Icelandic to a dragon!” Mike was whining as he limped next to me. By now we had returned to Ducky and met Rin Rin back in the house. She looked almost as bad as Mike, and she had not even been tackled by a young dragon. Ducky clearly noticed this, as she handed Rin Rin her shoes.
    “Rin Rin, I think you should head back to the castle for a few days of rest, some time with your twin, and a hot bath.” Rin Rin nodded, accepted her shoes, gave me a quick hug, glared fiercely at Mike and started her walk back to the castle.
    “So, Robin, tell me about your new talent,” Ducky said, pouring me some tea. Mike was in her shower as his clothes were being washed by an animate washtub and scrubber, and waiting to be flash dried by one of her other artifacts. I was sitting on the couch, watching the soap suds fly.
    “Well, I dunno what really happens. It was just, I found this room that looks like the castle attic and I said something about windows and the door opened and there was the war preparation room inside. Then I couldn’t remember what it was I had said. It was the same way just now. I can’t remember what I said. And I didn’t know it was Icelandic, either!” I gripped my tea cup and stared into its depths, as if it held all the answers I wanted.
    “Interesting,” Ducky responded while skimming the bookshelf. “I’ll look into it. It could be stress-induced, or hereditary, or-” My tea cup shattered, I had gripped it so hard.
    “So you’re saying I’m either mad, or all my mysterious nonexistent ancestors all spoke random Icelandic?” I asked, quite irritated.
    Ducky took a deep breath. “No. It’s not random, Robin. There is a pattern! I just need to find it. And you need to go back like Rin Rin and calm down! I’ll even have Will-er-Mike stay in the shed out back.” I sighed.
    “Okay. Fine. Great. I’ll just be going.” I got up, and followed the path Rin Rin had taken just minutes before.
    ~~~
    I was making my way through the servants’ quarters to the kitchen to see if my dear friend Evie had some soup for me, and maybe a cookie or two, when a dis-stressed something ran into me. Or someone.
    “Do you know where Micheal is?!” Sophie’s brown curly hair was flying every-which-where and her purple eyes were puffy from crying.
    “Why would I know?” I asked suspiciously. There was something about her and Mike that made me awfully nervous…
    “I don’t know! It’s just, well…never mind.” I narrowed my eyes and nodded.
    “’K. I guess I’ll see you later.” She barely nodded and sprinted away. I shook of my weird feeling and began to go up the stairs to the kitchen, which was located near the formal dining room. I was admiring the moon through the windows that followed up the stairs, when I tripped on something. (I think I spend more time with my face in the dirt than with it in the air!) But this time it had not been my fault, and I knew it; for just when I was smashing my nose into wood, my lip bleeding once more, something fell on top of me. It was a highly unpleasant something, as it was a slimy, gooey, wet, cold, yet virtually odorless substance.
    “What is going on?!” I yelled. To add insult to injury, at that moment, someone slipped on the substance and ended up on me.
    “ROBIN?!” the voice yelled. I wiggled and squirmed myself from underneath the person, who I deduced was Raelynn. “What is this stuff?” I rubbed my eyes and propped myself into a sitting position of the next step.
    “I have absolutely no idea.” Raelynn was standing up now, trying to pull her shoe from the glop. “I tripped on that,” I said, pointing at a twig lying on the step, “and then that stuff fell on me and you slipped.” I leaned against the window next to me, only to be suddenly falling through the air, Raelynn behind me, both of us sky diving five stories. One of the more alarming facts, though, was that I was about to be plunged into a very deep, very dark, very scary lake.

    Enjoy!! :D Sorry I didn’t get farther!

  735. Robin Says:

    I finally wrote you guys some more and now you’re not here! :(

  736. Kim Says:

    good story but… bad bad bad evil cliffie!!! :-( write more please! :-D
    P.S the reason I haven’t been on is yesterday I had a babysitting training course from 10 to 4. I also have the class today AND we’re having a party at our house. :-D so don’t kill me if I don’t post anything :-D

  737. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Yeah!!!!
    I was reading nancy drew and hardy boys super mystery when you posted so i just read it.
    By the way i won’t fall smack into a lake because i can shape shift.

  738. Robin Says:

    Yup, you have a pass, Kim. :D
    And, awww, shutup Raelynn. :) It’s not my fault I can only turn invisible. :)

  739. Sasha Says:

    Awesome story Robin! Lemme guess, that was part of my prank?
    Oh, and even though I can read a lot better then the level nancy drew books are, I adore them Rae! Are u reading the one where nancy and the hardy boys are at a concert, or the one at the really cool vacation house in the glades?
    Idk why but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Nancy drew!

  740. Sasha Says:

    Oh, and is anyone else super excited that the 2nd lost hero book came out?! :D :D

  741. Robin Says:

    I got it two Tuesdays ago, Sasha. ;) I haven’t started reading it, though. I kinda only read the Rick Riordan books because I’ve read the previous ones. I don’t think they’re that great…

  742. Robin Says:

    Okay: Little bit more. :D

    One of the more alarming facts, though, was that I was about to be plunged into a very deep, very dark, very scary lake. I tried to raise my head to look at Raelynn, but found a small, blue, bird flying above me. It looked astonishingly like the tattoo on Raelynn’s arm… The thought occurred to me as I got dangerously closer to the lake. She had shapshifted! Why me? Why is it always me?
    I gasped as my body hit the surface of the water. It felt as if I had hit pavement, instead of murky water. I fumbled around under the lake, darkness surrounded me and the water was freezing. Bubble rose up around me, and I heard someone scream. That someone was me, I realized. Instinctively, I tired to take a deep breath, only to find my lungs filled with icy water. It was going to take a lot more than an extremely cold and dark lake to kill me, though. I coughed and flapped my arms, attempting to surface myself. I thought I was about to pass out when I finally broke the surface, gulping in air. I was just pulling myself out of the mass of water when something smacked me.
    “This is beginning to get old,” I said, feeling incredibly unpleasant. I had a terrible migraine and my stomach felt all messed up. I ignored the projectile and shook off as much water as I could. I was trudging back up to the castle when I fell into a hole.
    ~~~
    Little did I know at the time, but Sasha and Rin Rin were having a lot more fun than me. The two of them were sitting in my tower room at the window, watching every single thing that happened to me.
    ~~~
    The hole was very, very deep, and I was starting to feel like Alice when she fell down that stupid rabbit hole. All I ended up in, instead of a magical fantasy land, was what appeared to be an underground hot spring. Sure, the bubbling hot water felt great for about two seconds, before it got alarmingly warmer. Suddenly, I was flying up out of the hole, essentially riding a geyser. The day just got better and better, didn’t it? As I flew into the sky, though, I was getting drowsy. So much had been going on and then, my face was in the dirt, again. The impact was hard, and I was knocked unconscious. My last thought was about something incredibly insignificant: cookies.
    ~~~
    “No! I told you that you guys couldn’t come in! You are so grounded it’s not even funny!”
    “Awww! But Kim, it wasn’t really our fault!”
    “Yeah! It wasn’t our fault!”
    “Yeah, it kinda was. I mean, seriously, guys.”
    “Ducky!”
    “You’re supposed to be on our side!”
    “Will you guys shut up for a second? Your sister is trying to save her.”
    “Oh, that’s right. I forgot that since you kissed her and now she hates you that you’re automatically more worried about her than us.”
    “You are so right, my dear twin.”
    “Guys! Please! You’re already in enough trouble! Raelynn, is there anything you can try?”
    “None of my spells are potent enough.”
    I heard all of this vaguely, as if everything was another light year away. My head felt all fuzzy and my brain was scrambled. I subconsciously moaned and twisted around.
    “Is she gonna die?” someone asked anxiously. I willed myself to open my eyes, but my vision blurred and I saw two of everyone staring down at me. I blinked a few times, and inhaled deeply.
    “Do I look dead,” I managed to croak out. I coughed a little and blinked again. My bedroom came into focus, Mike was hovered over me looking surprised, Kim was uncorking a vial of something equally vile, Raelynn was sitting by the window looking extremely agitated and tired, Rin Rin was next to Sasha, both of which looked guilty and relived, and for some reason Sasha’s red-blonde hair was shorter, it used to run down her back and now it ended right below her shoulder. It was much shorter than before. Before what, though?
    “What the heck happened?” I asked.

    Enjoy!! ;)

  743. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Poor Poor Robin. And it is kinda your falt you can only turn invisable. But you can handle long wepones.

    Sasha- i also can read at a much higher level but i always liked the lower level books.(By lower level i mean 5th and 6th grade level insted of 7th) i’ve read all of the yellow ones(nancy drew) and two of the 1930 ones(which are much bigger.) As for the nancy and hardy ones i’m reading the one that they are at the red sand people dig and someone gets murdered.

    Now i well end this coment with a evil laugh.
    MAHAHAHA(start coughing.) I need to work on that.

  744. Kim Says:

    I’m reading the lord of the rings! it’s really good!
    do you mind if I give you constructive critisism Robin? … forget it, I’m gonna tell you anyway.
    the part of the story you just posted is REALLY fast paced. I mean, it goes like this:
    falling,drowning,walking,falling down the rabbit hole,a hot spring, riding a geyser,getting knocked unconscious,and cookies. XD if I were you, I would slow the pace just a litte bit. the second part is perfectly fine. :-D
    P.S. sorry if I offended you. I was only trying to help.

  745. Robin Says:

    Kim, it takes more than opinions to offend me. :D I completely understand! That was kinda the rough… I had to figure out what was gonna happen. The other thing is that it was a prank… I didn’t really know what was happening as I fell, drowned, walked, fell down a hole, sunk in a hot spring, rode a geyser, got knocked out and though about cookies. :) ;)

  746. Robin Says:

    *thought*

  747. Sasha Says:

    Haha, me and Rin Rin TOTALLY got u!!!!!

  748. Ducky Says:

    [laughing my head off at the thought of Robin's problems] Awww, Kim, the fast-paced part is what makes it so hilarious!
    Nice section, Robin. Now all you have to do is write more. Cookies, huh? Who would have thought they had anything to do with passing out.

  749. Ducky Says:

    Has anyone read the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull? They are my new second-favorites.

    I haven’t read the Lost Hero series. I didn’t really enjoy the Greek ones, and my friend tells me they are sort of similar. I love the Egyptian ones, though.

  750. Robin Says:

    I LOVE BRANDON MULL!!! [Almost as much as R.L.!] The Fablehaven series was, like, sent down from the heavens [as was Theo.] and the Lost Hero book was pretty amazing, too. :D
    Yes Sasha, you got me! :)
    I know, I do have problems, Ducky! :D

  751. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Sasha-I read Son of Neptune three times! I it was a page tuner. In Mark of Athena i want Rachel to come and put octive in his place.

  752. Robin Says:

    I’ve already ranted about Rick Riordan, so don’t start me again… I mean, I give the guy the credit he deserves, but he tried to write too many books. Especially ’cause he’s got two series going on right now. And I don’t like how he reintroduced Percy. I thought we were done with him!

  753. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Here goes: A lot of athors write 2 or even 3 series at a time.

    I really like rasberry jam. and pumkin cookies. and alot of other good things. like blackberry pie.

  754. Kim Says:

    I never said I didn’t like the fast paced-ness. in fact, I kinda do! :-) the only problem is that it is SOO fast paced it’s hard to understand whats happening, you know? I had to read it twice to understand it. all I’m saying is slow it down a LITTLE bit so it can be understood. :-D

  755. Robin Says:

    La la la la!! :D I just an email response from Quiche, P.B’s “rabbit” assistant!! Ha ha!!
    On the other side of the metaphorical bridge, I have four tests this week already and we’re about to start bio. and we’re dissecting rats. :(

  756. Robin Says:

    And by ‘about’, I mean tomorrow…

  757. Kim Says:

    (\__/)
    (=’.'=)
    (”)_(”)

    BUNNY!!!!!!!!!!

  758. Sasha Says:

    Hey, I’m late and I have to go to bed :(
    But I LOVE RICK RIORDAN!!!!!!!!!!
    And I’m with Kim

  759. Ducky Says:

    About the bunny, or what? I’m with Robin.
    Lucky you, dissecting rats. I mean it. We only get to dissect worms.

  760. Rin Rin Says:

    i love the fable haven books soooo much!! yeah Sasha :D :D awesome Robin i love it!! :P :P have any of you read the squire’s tale by Gerald Morris there 11 books to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  761. Rin Rin Says:

    i didn’t finish my last comment!! there soooooooooooooooooooo good Theo’s and squire’s tale is a tie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shocking as it seems!!

  762. Sasha Says:

    I’m with Kim about the pace- I like it, but some parts could slow down. And once, we got to dissect cow eyes (ew!) and my friends dog ate his!!!

  763. Rin Rin Says:

    Theo not Theo’s

  764. Rin Rin Says:

    that is nasty Sasha

  765. Robin Says:

    Woah. Nice rabbit Kim. :D
    As for the pace, I will consider that excerpt later during my full read through. ;)
    The rats are yellow, though, Ducky. And they smell like chemicals. And there are no gloves. And we cut the guts out. It’s kinda gross sometimes, believe it or not. :)
    I started a Squire’s book a while ago. I didn’t finish it though…

  766. Sasha Says:

    laaaaaaaaalalalalalala
    we need something new to talk about

    there was a food fight at my skl today and we think some people got suspended

  767. Kim Says:

    Why was there a food fight????

  768. Robin Says:

    Interesting. I don’t think anyone’s ever been suspended/expelled at my school.
    Okay here’s a topic: Alternate realities and Quantum Physics. :D I think that there’s merit to the theory. Why couldn’t there be a reality in which I never start writing on here, or where Sasha didn’t paint her toenails neon orange and pink last night, or where R.L. didn’t even write Theo.? :D

  769. Kim Says:

    a reality in which R.L. didn’t write Theo!!!!! *falls to the floor in a dead faint* don’t even get me started on that! :-|

  770. Ducky Says:

    Er, it you don’t mind my asking, what exactly are alternate realities and quantum physics?

  771. Ducky Says:

    My finger hurts. I cut sometime today in the morning. I don’t really know when or how. I just remember my friend saying, “You know your finger’s bleeding, Jelina.” Oh yeah, by the way, my real name is actually Jelina. Regardless of what I told you before. I figured since I know all your names, I should tell you mine. :-)

  772. Robin Says:

    Ducky-
    Quantum Physics, in short, is the theory that every single time you make a decision, an alternate reality/world branches off and in that alternate reality, you make a different decision. :D
    I
    I’ll explain further later, must go to school.

  773. Rin Rin Says:

    what Ducky!! wowa nice name never heard of it before!!!! Robin you let me get this right you never finished the Squires Tale!!!!

  774. Robin Says:

    It didn’t catch my fancy, Rin Rin. :)
    Jelina is nice. I like it. :) But I’d rather call you Ducky. ;)
    As for Quantum Physics:
    Okay, so let’s suppose that today I decide to call my friend Buckets, okay? :) So, I call Buckets, and she picks up. She and I talk for an hour, or so, and then I hang up and read my book.
    The idea is that in another reality, I don’t call Buckets. And in another reality, Buckets doesn’t pick up. And in another reality, we only talk for ten minutes. And in another reality I wash dishes and then call Buckets, etc. If Buckets didn’t pick up, then I might end up calling Socky, therefore changing all three of our courses of action. Or I might not read my book, which could alter things. I might not wash the dishes at all, thus affecting my mother. Get it?
    So, if they ever prove that this is true, there would be infinite amount of realities, right? And there could be realities in which I am dead. :( Or my parents never met… Ya know? So that’s pretty much it. ;) I mean I’m sure it can get much more complicated, but for our sake, let’s stick with this. :D

  775. Robin Says:

    And actually, Ducky, you don’t know my name… Though if you’d prefer, you can pretend Robin is my real name. :D Ha ha ha! :) [Now cue the evil laughter!] MWAA HA HA HAAA!!
    And I just got my copy of “The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict’s Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums”!! Plus I have tomorrow off of school! :D

  776. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Robin is your name Anarakna?
    I saw it in one of my dreams and i don’t know what it means.(I really saw the name in my dreams)

  777. Ducky Says:

    Oooh, I HAVE TO GET THAT BOOK!!! I love the mysterious benedict society. I have all the books. (just like I have all theodosia books) Those are like my third-favorite books! (fablehaven being second, theodosia being first {OBVIOUSLY})

  778. Ducky Says:

    Hey, look! I got comment 777! Cool.

  779. Sasha Says:

    wait, when did i paint my toenails pink and neon?

  780. Kim Says:

    … I’m not sure Sasha. maybe it’s in the AU Robin is thinking of. :-P :-D

  781. Robin Says:

    No no!! You didn’t actually paint your nails neon pink and orange, Sasha! It was just an example! :D
    They are amazing puzzles, Ducky!! :) They’re super fun and completely based off the books and characters!
    And sadly, no, Raelynn. My name is twenty times more boring. ;) But it’s still not something most people hear of. And it can be used for guys or girls, but I don’t why you would name a guy it. :)

  782. Sasha Says:

    Oh, ok Robin!!!!
    And why won’t u tell us ur name?!\
    :(

  783. Rin Rin Says:

    What there’s another Mysterious Benedict society book!! i have to read it then!! yeah Robin what is your name??

  784. Rin Rin Says:

    it’s so dreary!! its been like this for 5 days BoRInG!!!!

  785. Robin Says:

    I’ll try to write Sunday, Rin Rin. :D
    And as for my name, it’s kinda stupid. I’d rather tell you it’s something cooler, like Claudia or Threnody… ;) Plus, I like the idea of having a secret! :D Ha ha ha. [The friendly laughter.] [Now cue the evil laughter!] MWA HAA HAAA!!
    Just got my copy of “The Secret Discussions” a book written by 3 of PB’s fans about their discussions about their theories on certain things in the book/about the characters/about PB! It’s super funny!
    And I got red jeans today!! :D

  786. Sasha Says:

    Fun! I’m mad at my sister, it’s my day off school and me and my mom were gonna fix stuff in my room and go shopping and stuff like that, and my sister got sick, and know she’s gonna watch tv all day and I won’t be able to finish my episode of monk! ;(

  787. Sasha Says:

    oops, i meant :’(

  788. Robin Says:

    I’m feel your pain, Sasha!

  789. Rin Rin Says:

    sorry Sasha that doesn’t sound like any fun for you :( I’m soooooooooooooooooooooooo happy cant wait!! i’m going on a corn maze trip with my sis and friend with are church!!

  790. Rin Rin Says:

    its from 5:00 to 11:00 and wishing you were happy Sasha!! Robin ALL names are COOLY AWESOME so there!! PPPPPLLLLLLEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSEEEEEEE TELL ME YOU NAME

  791. Rin Rin Says:

    oops YOUR NAME!!

  792. Sasha Says:

    That sounds like fun rin rin
    is anyone else having trouble with the website?

  793. Robin Says:

    Oh my odd! Yes, Sasha! I just refreshed it, like twenty times, and thought it was me, but you know when it’s first loading and the comments stream out of the boarder into the margins, that’s what it’s doing! And the ’submit comment’ box streams out of the margin, too!

  794. Robin Says:

    Maybe it’s cause we’ve posted too many comments… :(
    It doesn’t happen on the rest of the website! :(

  795. Rin Rin Says:

    yeah its so weird!! it was lots of fun :D :D

  796. R.L. Says:

    Fixed it. That happens whenever you guys leave a comment that has one long word, like PLEEEEEAAASSSEEE or whatever. It it goes longer than the comment box width, it knocks everything askew.

  797. Sasha Says:

    cool, thanks R.L.!

  798. Robin Says:

    Ahh! Thank you R.L.!! You rule! :D
    I promise no more super lone words!! ;)

  799. Rin Rin Says:

    oops my bad!! THANK-YOU so much R.L.

  800. Ducky Says:

    Oh, I guess there was something wrong with the website while I was gone. Thanks anyway, RL, even though I don’t know why I’m saying thank you. Um…I KNOW WHAT I CAN SAY THANK YOU FOR!!! Thank you for writing Theodosia, RL!!!

  801. Ducky Says:

    Comment 800 and 801! To me!

  802. Kim Says:

    *tries to contain laughter* I think you meant “long” Robin. :-P
    thanks R.L.! :-D

  803. Robin Says:

    Woops… :D
    I’m gonna bounce off the web for a while ’cause it’s 8:30 here in New England and I’m gonna watch the Adam’s Family on ABC Family and read and shower and sleep! ;) I’ll attempt to write tomorrow.

  804. Rin Rin Says:

    you better write!! so are you in New England??
    the corn maze was sawesome(sweet and awesome!!)
    it was at Richardson farm!! an hour and a half from were i live!!

  805. Robin Says:

    Nice, Rin Rin. :) And I’ll try to write, but this weekend has been lousy. :(
    I had a clarinet concert yesterday, going to the grocery store now, going to mass later, have to study, must sleep, etc. :D So, I’ll do my best…

  806. Sasha Says:

    I think Robin means New England in the US, the east coast.

  807. Robin Says:

    Yeah. Like CT. What did she think I meant?

  808. Sasha Says:

    well, she said, “wow ur in new england” or something like that,and the way she put it it made it seem like new england was a place in europe or something :P

  809. Robin Says:

    That would be cool, though. I’ve always wanted to visit London…

  810. Rin Rin Says:

    i didn’t think she was in London cause of the why you she wrote it!! I’ve been to London twice!! how old are you Robin!!

  811. Robin Says:

    I’m in 8th grade, Rin Rin. So, use your noodle and take an educated guess… :D Ha ha!

  812. Sasha Says:

    Im in 7th, but we learn at an 8th grade/highschool curriculm

  813. Robin Says:

    Yeah. My Algebra class is highschool level. We had a shadow day at a highschool today and I so could have been in the Sophomore lit. class I shadowed in, the advanced Biology class I shadowed in, but maybe not the Geometry, but that’s ’cause we’re hardly done with literal equations. :D

  814. Sasha Says:

    fun

  815. Robin Says:

    That’s one way to put it. :)

  816. Rin Rin Says:

    guessing you are 13!! you still haven’t told us your name!! whens ever ones brithday!!!! mines Dec.3

  817. Robin Says:

    You already know mine!

  818. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    let’s pretend that my birth day is Febuary 3.

  819. Rin Rin Says:

    yeah i know it’s just that i don’t remember right now since I’ve been starring at the computer a lot today cause i have to pick a saint for my confirmation name and there’s a ton of saints and i still haven’t picked one yet!!

  820. Kim Says:

    …What???

  821. Robin Says:

    Oh man, I feel so bad for you, Rin Rin. I completely understand, being Catholic myslef. My brother just picked St. Nicholas as in Santa! :D

  822. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    What? 2 other people on this website are Cathlic! I too am Cathlic and i think i’ll pick St.Juan of Arc but i have a nother year.

  823. Ducky Says:

    I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Saints?!? I am not religious in the slightest. For the sake of fun, let it be known that my birthday is June 25. I am 12 yrs.

  824. Kim Says:

    Okay, Rin Rin, Robin, or Raelynn PLEASE explain.
    some people, (such as myself) don’t quite understand.

  825. Robin Says:

    Okay, for those of us weirdos who are Catholic ;) when we’re in highschool {about} we go through a ton of study about our faith and then get “confirmed” which basically means we’re adults in the Church. It is one of our seven sacraments. Most, if not all, people who are confirmed pick a saint to represent them. People like St. Clare, or St. Nicholas. Saints are people who, in their lives, worked miracles and acted on behalf of God.
    That’s pretty much it. :D Sometimes I wish I wasn’t religious. Faiths can be so hard to understand and sometimes people get offended… It’s hard. I guess that’s why they call it “faith”. :)

  826. Sasha Says:

    u should b st margaret, i used to go to her school!!!!!!!!!

  827. Rin Rin Says:

    i think i might do saint Odilia or Saint Dwynwen!! i really wanted to do Saint Francis of Assisi but he’s a guy and my brother did him!!

  828. Robin Says:

    Did you look into whether or not there’s a female patron saint of animals, or stewardship?

  829. Sasha Says:

    sooooo…. I JUST GOT BACK FROM MY SCHOOL DANCE!
    IT was pretty awesome…

  830. Sasha Says:

    HELLO?!
    ahhh, no ones here :(

  831. Robin Says:

    I know! It’s been so dead…
    My school dance is in Nov. It’s 7th and 8th gr. I’m not going with a guy. I’ve known all the dudes in my class for way to long to want to dance with them…

  832. Sasha Says:

    haha, yeah i have a volleyball tournament, and, at the moment, we’re winning!!! :D
    my brother thinks his hamster is dead, but it really is in hibernation and hes so freaked out!

  833. Sasha Says:

    I just got back from an awesome halloween party
    I FEEL SO ALONE, WHERE IS EVERYBODY?!

  834. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    What’s everyone being for halloween?
    I’m Being The Egypyian goddess Bast.

  835. Kim Says:

    Hi! I’m still here, and I would have said something except it was funny to watch you guys freak out. :-) (I know, I’m evil :-D ) for halloween, I’m gonna be a ninja from an anime that I like. :-D GO NINJAS!!! :-D

  836. Rin Rin Says:

    i don’t know what I’m gonna be :( :( i was supposed too be a masquerade person cause i have this awesome blue gold mask but i couldn’t find a dress to go with it!!

  837. Sasha Says:

    I was a cat and a justin beiber crazy fan :P

  838. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    My cat mask is covers everythink but my mouth(and eyes but those are eye holes.) I painted it black and arround the eyes its teal with gold inside and just beily around the center with gold stripes on the ears and a gold nose.

  839. Rin Rin Says:

    i’m gonna be a Bee!!

  840. Sasha Says:

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
    I said it first!

  841. Ducky Says:

    My friend was a masquerade person. I was a candelabra. I know what I’m going to be next year already. ;-)

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! (I said it second)

  842. Sasha Says:

    WHat r u gonna b next year? Imma be an ice queen (possibly) or a dinosaur :P

  843. Sasha Says:

    have u been writing robin?
    (please please please say yes!!!)

  844. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I want to be Artimis or Lucy from chronicles of narnia. Robin you had better be writing.

  845. Rin Rin Says:

    Robin you have to write now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) :)

  846. Robin Says:

    Woah. You guys were crazy. Sorry, I haven’t had power since Sat. We got it back yesterday, but we literally just got internet.
    I haven’t been trick-or-treating a few years… Plus, ’cause of all the power outages in my area, they postponed Halloween in my town until this coming Thurs.
    Rin Rin, calm down. I wrote today.

  847. Ducky Says:

    Next year I’m going to be a warrior maiden. (I already have my costume)
    I’ve never heard of anyone postponing Halloween before.

  848. Ducky Says:

    I just wrote a super-long poem about the black plague for social studies. Then I drew a VERY detailed picture of a boarded up house. Then I colored it. The entire thing took me about 2 hours.

  849. Sasha Says:

    i wrote a story about a girl in the desert for comm arts

  850. Rin Rin Says:

    never heard of Halloween being postponed!!!! till of course!!

  851. Sasha Says:

    ya, me neither :P

  852. Anonymous Says:

    Hi everybody, I’m still here!
    Robin, I was rereading a part of the story and I was wondering, why does Robin (in the story) overreact when “Will” tells her his real name is Mike? I mean, I understand that she’s upset that he lied, but really, it’s just a name.

  853. Sasha Says:

    Yeah, i agree anonymous!
    but who r u?

  854. Rin Rin Says:

    yup who are you Anonymous!!

  855. Kim Says:

    … I’m Anonymous. I wonder why my computer didn’t recognize me?

  856. Robin Says:

    ‘Cause my mind’s all screwy. Ya know? Like, I can’t remember my past, and this dude was the first person I’d really trusted in all my life and then he turns out to be this creepy weirdo/thief with a terrible murderous past. But we’ll get into that last bit later. :D

  857. Sasha Says:

    ohhhh, hi kim!!! :P

  858. Kim Says:

    But Robin, how does his NAME make a difference? is Mike the name of a know criminal or something?

    P.S. and what do you mean LATER!? I would like answers NOW if you don’t mind!! :-P

  859. Sasha Says:

    ugh my brother and mom are being obnoxious

  860. Ducky Says:

    ~~”Nay. Oh, murderous peasants, bring forth your arms so god may see you as sin-less.”~~ Quote from social studies teacher.

    Have any of you read the beyonders by Brandon Mull? It is very good. I am in the middle of it. (I know half of the word)

  861. Sasha Says:

    whats up with tht quote?

  862. Robin Says:

    I love Beyonders!! I love Brandon Mull!
    Nice history teacher, Ducky.
    I dunno, Kim. I needed and overreaction.

  863. Rin Rin Says:

    I’ve read the Beyonders!! i love it!!

  864. Ducky Says:

    I was bored, Sasha. I now know all of the word! Yay! I mean, I shouldn’t, because Jason and Rachel haven’t figured it out yet, but I watched the little preview on the author’s website. Though it’s not gquite as good as Fablehaven. Which is obviously not as good as Theodosia. I LOVE THEODOSIA!!!!

  865. Robin Says:

    I love Fablehaven an Theo.!!

  866. Robin Says:

    *and*

  867. Kim Says:

    the word?

  868. Ducky Says:

    I finished Beyonders. Harsh ending. I love Theo!

  869. Sasha Says:

    I LOVE THEO TOO! And what word?

  870. Robin Says:

    From Beyonders.

  871. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    You’ve lost me. When well the next chapter be up?

  872. Kim Says:

    okay Robin, I figured that much out, now do you think you could be a LITTLE more specific!!!!

  873. Robin Says:

    I don’t really remember, ’cause I read it when it first came out, but it’s some important part of the plot.

  874. Sasha Says:

    ok….. ITS MY REAL BIRTHDAY ON MONDAY!!!!

  875. Robin Says:

    YAY!!! :D

  876. Kim Says:

    Yay! birthday!!!! :-D

  877. Rin Rin Says:

    AWESOME!! I love BIRTHDAYS and Theo of course!! :D ;D

  878. Sasha Says:

    :D

  879. Ducky Says:

    I get presents on my half-birthday. Tons of people do. Happy birthdays on monday!

  880. Sasha Says:

    we dont do anything for half birthdays….

  881. Robin Says:

    Neither do we.

  882. Sasha Says:

    WE WON WE WON WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My volleyball team r the city-wide champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we’re going up against county for state

  883. Sasha Says:

    ugh pottermore needs to open up to the public

  884. Rin Rin Says:

    awesome Sasha!! i wish i could celebrate my have birthday instead of sharing mine with my twin!!

  885. Sasha Says:

    YAY!!! I won 1st place at a 5k with my om, my dad and my dog!

  886. Anonymous Says:

    Cool! :-D

  887. Ducky Says:

    Who’s anonymous?

  888. Kim Says:

    Darn it!!!
    it’s me again…

  889. Robin Says:

    Nice.

  890. Kim Says:

    :-( it’s NOT funny!

  891. Rin Rin Says:

    you have a dog Sasha you are soooo lucky i wont one sooooo bad!! Robin you have to write NOW!!

  892. Robin Says:

    Wait, what’s not funny? {The “Nice” was to Sasha for winning!}
    I have two dogs-a corgi and a pug.

  893. Sasha Says:

    I’ve always had 2 dogs, but last yr my dog died, and we have a crazy dog tht has dominance issues, so we cant get another dog :(

  894. Kim Says:

    Oh. Sorry Robin. I thought you were saying that it’s nice that I keep being shown as anonymous!

  895. Robin Says:

    Oh, no! But at least now we know it’s you when it pops up as “Anonymous”!

  896. Kim Says:

    Yeah…

  897. Rin Rin Says:

    your sooo lucky Robin!! i want a big dog sooo bad!!

  898. Robin Says:

    Well, my dogs are little.

  899. Sasha Says:

    I love big dogs!!!!!!!!!!
    Ugh, i have tons of homework

  900. Robin Says:

    I know!! I have a HUGE bio. test on Thurs. and a ton and a half of homework and another test on Thurs. and another test on Fri. and another two tests on Tues. and I had a bio. report.

  901. Ducky Says:

    I feel sorry for you guys. I have hardly any homework. And I swear I’m smart enough to be in all 8th grade classes, except social studies. I hardly learn anything. I **love** my social studies teacher.
    I used to have two cats, but they were really old and they died.

  902. Sasha Says:

    im in 8th grade learning
    and i want a kitten i have a cat

  903. Ducky Says:

    I like Nathaniel Fludd. Good book.

  904. Rin Rin Says:

    we cant have cats anymore cause my older sis started reacting to them after our cat died :( :( i love CATS soooo much and Theo!!

  905. Robin Says:

    I have three cats. I am allergic to all three. No one in my house cares…My eyes are all itchy and sometimes red and puffy, I sneeze, and I get all stuffy. It’s quite sad, really.

  906. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I think I’m the youngest on this site. Yet the oldest at 36 in the story!
    I agree that the Nathaniel Fludd books are good.
    I have two dogs. One is a border colie. The other one is a shuzoowawa.

  907. Robin Says:

    I have a corgi and a pug!

  908. Rin Rin Says:

    I wont a Husky, German Shepherd,
    golden retriever,collie,mut and lots of cats!!are you going to write soon Robin cause you better??????????????? i have to play at my harp teachers church with my ensemble group we’ve only practiced twice this year together i’m probably going to mess up!!

  909. Anonymous Says:

    I want a husky too Rin Rin!!!!!!
    I used to have a 2 German shepards and a beagle mutt, but they died so now I have a crazy super-cute yellow lab golden doodle mix.

  910. Gwen Says:

    Hello Fokes!
    Haven’t been to this part of the site for a while.

    Everyone eles wrote short story, so now I’m going to write one about the night ducky’s kingdom was attacked. From Raelynn’s and my POV of course.

  911. Robin Says:

    Ahh, brilliant. I’ve been needing a bit of inspiration. Are you gonna add the bit where you turn Mike’s dad into a ferret? I love that bit…

  912. Gwen Says:

    here is the first part:

    “Can we please stop.”
    “Noooooo! We have to get there tonight!”
    I Gwendolyn Wolfstone well never understand what it was so important about seeing an old man on all hallows eve.
    “Why,” Raelynn looked at me with warning eyes.
    But Raelynn was a forgiving person. “Because he could end the Kingdom we are standing in.” if I hadn’t known better I wound have laughed because this sounded so weird.
    “If we don’t get his out of the kingdom, Damien will take this kingdom too.” Damien was the man that had taken our home many years ago. We both loathed him more then I loathed cabbage.

    I’ll right more later.

  913. Kim Says:

    Gwen… did you read the 39 clues?

  914. Gwen Says:

    I’ve only read the first one, maze of bones and the egypt one.
    Why?

  915. Kim Says:

    nothing, just one of the villains in the REALLY later books name is Damien.

  916. Rin Rin Says:

    cool kim!! nice Gwen!! i cant wait i;m going to WI tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  917. Sasha Says:

    oops, i was annoymous last time

  918. Robin Says:

    Yay for half days!

  919. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Watching Macy’s thanksgiving parade.

  920. Kim Says:

    Happy thanksgiving! :-D

  921. Robin Says:

    Yeah, I watched the parade, too!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  922. kalifaziz Says:

    so this is where you have all been hiding.

  923. Robin Says:

    Yeah, it’s our writing page. Unfortunately, I haven’t written in a while…

  924. Sasha Says:

    Wassup Kalifaziz?!
    ANyways, happy late thanksgiving!
    Unfortunately I’m sick :(
    Does anyone like Glee?

  925. Robin Says:

    Sorry, man! I’m sick, too. I have a headache and my ears kill and my throat hurts and the glands or whatever that lead into one’s ears kill as well. It kinda stinks…
    As for Glee, don’t take offense, but I hate it. *Grins sheepishly*

  926. Robin Says:

    Okay, because I’m not feeling well, have nothing else to do, and my writer’s brain has been reactivated, I bring you more writing. I’m not really sure where I last left off, so I gave you all of Chapter Seven:

    Seven
    A stream of unrepeatable words came rushing out of my mouth. Dragons are great, sure, when they’re stuck in the pages of a book but when they’re staring at you with big, scary, sharp teeth, your opinion changes. As I swore like a street rat, Mike, a street rat himself, seemed surprised about the dragon, and the fact that I knew that many curses and would use them with such vehemence. All the while, though, my mind was working. Large dragon-check. My enemy-check. Ducky-no check. Rin Rin-no check. Terrible situation-double check.
    “BIG. SCARY. DRAGON.” I stated extremely loudly. There was only one thing to do. I drew my dagger, turned invisible (much to Mike’s amazement) and ran for the cottage, dodging the occasional blast of flame.
    I flew into the entry room and slammed the door shut behind me.
    “DUCKY! I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS, BUT THERE’S A DRAGON IN YOUR YARD!!” I was running into the kitchen when someone smacked me in the face.
    “Breathe, Robin. I know. Believe it or not, I hatched that thing around ten minutes ago with Rin Rin,” Ducky said as I gently rubbed my face.
    “Oww.” I was beginning to wonder if anything was ever normal in the queendom for more than four months.
    “You see,” Ducky said as she opened her book, “it looks exactly like the picture-big, multi-colored with indigo, sky blue, and that icy transparency, with four thin silver wings, and silver spikes leading up its spine and down its tail.” She seemed oddly excited about it. But that was before we heard someone yell (obviously it was Mike) and a sizely fire ball collided with the side of the cottage. Deeply alarmed, I ran back outside, probably to my death, only to begin to say something in a language I had just started speaking a few days ago.
    “Stans. Í nafni tegunda þitt ég býð þér að koma mein eftir einhverju sé, stór eða lítill, fyrr en annað,” I yelled. Then I muttered to myself in English. “Halt. In the name of your species I command you to bring no harm upon any being, big or small, until told otherwise.” This dragon, about the size of a Clydesdale horse, stopped in its tracks, wide eyed, and snorted indignantly. I turned, equally surprised as the dragon, to Ducky, who was at the doorway with Rin Rin. Both of their mouths were open, and Ducky stepped toward me cautiously, as if I was a land mine waiting to blow her to bits.
    “Robin, when did you start speaking Icelandic?”
    ~~~
    Ducky gently tied a long rope around the dragon’s neck and secured it to a nearby tree. I do not know what she thought that would do, or how long a flammable rope would last on a fiery dragon, but whatever floated her metaphorical boat. While she did that, with some assistance from Rin Rin, I went after Mike.
    “You stupid, indolent, horrid, terrible, loathsome person!” I grumbled angrily at him as I pulled him up. He was sooty and his hair was a mess. He had a huge black eye as well as a very large bruise on his arm. He finally stood up with my help, and dusted himself off.
    “Sorry, but it’s not like I can turn invisible and run at the speed of light! Or speak Icelandic to a dragon!” Mike was whining as he limped next to me. By now we had returned to Ducky and met Rin Rin back in the house. She looked almost as bad as Mike, and she had not even been tackled by a young dragon. Ducky clearly noticed this, as she handed Rin Rin her shoes.
    “Rin Rin, I think you should head back to the castle for a few days of rest, some time with your twin, and a hot bath.” Rin Rin nodded, accepted her shoes, gave me a quick hug, glared fiercely at Mike and started her walk back to the castle.
    “So, Robin, tell me about your new talent,” Ducky said, pouring me some tea. Mike was in her shower as his clothes were being washed by an animated washtub and scrubber, and waiting to be flash dried by one of her other artifacts. I was sitting on the couch, watching the soap suds fly.
    “Well, I dunno what really happens. It was just, I found this room that looks like the castle attic and I said something about windows and the door opened and there was the war preparation room inside. Then I couldn’t remember what it was I had said. It was the same way just now. I can’t remember what I said. The entire like, three minutes around the time when I say whatever it is I say is black. And I didn’t know it was Icelandic, either!” I gripped my tea cup and stared into its depths, as if it held all the answers I wanted.
    “Interesting,” Ducky responded while skimming the bookshelf. “I’ll look into it. It could be stress-induced, or hereditary, or-” My tea cup shattered, I had gripped it so hard.
    “So you’re saying I’m either mad, or all my mysterious nonexistent ancestors all spoke random Icelandic?” I asked, quite irritated.
    Ducky took a deep breath. “No. It’s not random, Robin. There is a pattern! I just need to find it. And you need to go back like Rin Rin and calm down! I’ll even have Will-er-Mike stay in the shed out back.” I sighed.
    “Okay. Fine. Great. I’ll just be going.” I got up, and followed the path Rin Rin had taken just minutes before.
    ~~~
    I was making my way through the servants’ quarters to the kitchen to see if my dear friend Evie had some soup for me, and maybe a cookie or two, when a dis-stressed something ran into me. Or someone.
    “Do you know where Micheal is?!” Sophie’s brown curly hair was flying every-which-where and her purple eyes were puffy from crying.
    “Why would I know?” I asked suspiciously. There was something about her and Mike that made me awfully nervous…
    “I don’t know! It’s just, well…never mind.” I narrowed my eyes and nodded.
    “’K. I guess I’ll see you later.” She barely nodded and sprinted away. I shook of my weird feeling and began to go up the stairs to the kitchen, which was located near the formal dining room. I was admiring the moon through the windows that followed up the stairs, when I tripped on something. (I think I spend more time with my face in the dirt than with it in the air!) But this time it had not been my fault, and I knew it; for just when I was smashing my nose into wood, my lip bleeding once more, something fell on top of me. It was a highly unpleasant something, as it was a slimy, gooey, wet, cold, yet virtually odorless substance.
    “What is going on?!” I yelled. To add insult to injury, at that moment, someone slipped on the substance and ended up on me.
    “ROBIN?!” the voice yelled. I wiggled and squirmed myself from underneath the person, who I deduced was Raelynn. “What is this stuff?” I rubbed my eyes and propped myself into a sitting position of the next step.
    “I have absolutely no idea.” Raelynn was standing up now, trying to pull her shoe from the glop. “I tripped on that,” I said, pointing at a twig lying on the step, “and then that stuff fell on me and you slipped.” I leaned against the window next to me, only to be suddenly falling through the air, Raelynn behind me, both of us sky diving five stories. One of the more alarming facts, though, was that I was about to be plunged into a very deep, very dark, very scary lake. I tried to raise my head to look at Raelynn, but found a small, blue, bird flying above me. It looked astonishingly like the tattoo on Raelynn’s arm… The thought occurred to me as I got dangerously closer to the lake. She had shapshifted! Why me? Why is it always me?
    I gasped as my body hit the surface of the water. It felt as if I had hit pavement, instead of murky water. I fumbled around under the lake, darkness surrounded me and the water was freezing. Bubbles rose up around me, and I heard someone scream. That someone was me, I realized. Instinctively, I tired to take a deep breath, only to find my lungs filled with icy water. It was going to take a lot more than an extremely cold and dark lake to kill me, though. I coughed and flapped my arms, attempting to surface myself. I thought I was about to pass out when I finally broke the surface, gulping in air. I was just pulling myself out of the mass of water when something smacked me.
    “This is beginning to get old,” I said, feeling incredibly unpleasant. I had a terrible migraine and my stomach felt all messed up. I ignored the projectile and shook off as much water as I could. I was trudging back up to the castle when I fell into a hole.
    ~~~
    Little did I know at the time, but Sasha and Rin Rin were having a lot more fun than me. The two of them were sitting in my tower room at the window, watching every single thing that happened to me.
    ~~~
    The hole was very, very deep, and I was starting to feel like Alice when she fell down that stupid rabbit hole. All I ended up in, instead of a magical fantasy land, was what appeared to be an underground hot spring. Sure, the bubbling hot water felt great for about two seconds, before it got alarmingly warmer. I furrowed my brow, which is just a fancy way of saying that I was extremely confused, because my head felt all stuffed up. Usually, my head is like a giant metaphorical soup pot-there are ideas swimming around like noodles, thoughts of battles swirling like carrots, and the few fuzzy memories of my past floating around like big, terrible, disgusting brussle sprouts. Except that no one ever puts brussle sprouts in their soup. Anyway, at that moment my head felt more like a cream puff, I guess. All my thoughts were fluffy and useless. Suddenly, though, I was flying up out of the hole, essentially riding a geyser. The day just got better and better, didn’t it? As I flew into the sky I was getting drowsy. I willed myself to stay awake, because it was not as if falling asleep would get me out of my current predicament. It would make the inevitable impact much less painful. So much had been going on between my normal life and now the prank and my thoughts of staying conscious, that I was almost surprised to find my face in the dirt again. The impact was hard, and I was knocked unconscious. So much for staying awake. My last thought comforting, none the less. As I drifted out of the real world and into the dark abyss of my mind, my last though was about something incredibly insignificant: cookies.
    ~~~
    “No! I told you that you guys couldn’t come in! You are so grounded it’s not even funny!”
    “Awww! But Kim, it wasn’t really our fault!”
    “It wasn’t really our fault!”
    “Yeah, it kinda was. I mean, seriously, guys.”
    “Ducky!”
    “You’re supposed to be on our side!”
    “Will you guys shut up for a second? Your sister is trying to save her after you nearly killed her.”
    “Oh, that’s right. I forgot that since you kissed her and now she hates you that you’re automatically more worried about her than us.”
    “You are so right, my dear twin.”
    “Guys! Please! You’re already in enough trouble! Raelynn, is there anything you can try?”
    “None of my spells are potent enough. Even with Gwin.”
    “No! Not Gwin! She creeps me out!”
    “I can’t imagine why.”
    I heard all of this vaguely, as if everything was another light year away. My head felt all fuzzy and my brain was scrambled. I subconsciously moaned and twisted around.
    “Is she gonna die?” someone asked anxiously. I willed myself to open my eyes, but my vision blurred and I saw two of everyone staring down at me. I blinked a few times, and inhaled deeply. I immediately started hacking. I think I coughed up blood.
    “Do I look dead,” I managed to croak out. I coughed a little more and blinked again. My bedroom came into focus, Mike was hovered over me looking surprised, Kim was uncorking a vial of something incredibly vile, Raelynn was sitting by the window looking extremely agitated and tired, and Rin Rin was next to Sasha, both of whom looked guilty and relieved. And for some reason Sasha’s red-blonde hair was shorter; it used to run down her back and now it ended right below her shoulder. It was much shorter than before. Before what, though?
    “What the heck happened?” I asked. I could not remember anything that had happened in the last day. The last thing I recalled was leaving Ducky’s cottage. Before anyone could answer, though, I leaned over and coughed up some more blood. Trust me, it’s not a pleasant experience. Kim thrust upon me the vial she had uncorked before and told me to drink every last drop while Sasha and Rin Rin explained what had occurred. Raelynn muttered something under her breath while I stared into the bottle, and it made the blood vanish. Mike looked like he was going to be sick. I’m still not sure if it was because I coughed up blood, or because I still hated him…
    “It wasn’t intended for you,” Sasha started. I took a swallow of the mixture with a look of grim determination, which quickly became a look of utter disgust. I gagged the stuff down. It was kind of chunky, yet still squishy and slightly smooth. It tasted like dirty socks (not that I would know).
    “Sasha and I set the whole thing up for Mike,” Rin Rin continued. I was in the middle of taking another sip of the concoction when she said this. I coughed in disbelief and the stuff ricocheted off the walls. It seemed to bounce.
    “What?! That was a prank?! That was you guys?!”
    “Well, technically, but it was to kill or mortally injure him, not you!” Sasha protested. I took a deep breath and winced because my ribs hurt.
    “So what did it do to me?” I asked, holding my side.
    “Well, you bruised your ribs, you broke your nose, you-”
    “Never mind, I don’t want to know.” I shook my head and my vision suddenly blurred. I managed to keep my hold of the bottle of the concoction that Kim had prepared in my shaking hands and gag the rest of it down. I stuck a foot out of the covers and placed it on the cold floor. I cautiously placed my other foot beside it. I took a deep breath and stood up, balancing myself by holding onto the bed frame. It hurt, of course, but that was not going to stop me. “I’m fine. Just go. Everyone.”
    Kim looked at me for a second, but left the room with a knowing look. Raelynn shrugged and left as well. Rin Rin grabbed Sasha’s arm, and they walked out. That left Mike.
    “I’m sorry, you know,” he started, his voice extremely soft. I was in my closet, now. I pulled out a black tunic and blood-red leggings.
    “It’s not a great time,” I said flatly. “Well,” I laughed lightly, “there’s never going to be a good time, really.” I turned to face him. He was sitting on the window sill with his head down.
    “I think, ya know, it could be possible that you may have overreacted.” My eyebrows shot up at this remark. Who was he to say? “I mean, my name’s not what I told you it was, but that doesn’t mean I’m a different person.” I shifted a little. “And I’m pretty sure that even if I spilled my guts you wouldn’t tell me everything about you.” He was really pushing it.
    “Okay,” I said, sighing. “I’ll give you that. But that doesn’t mean I like you.” He nodded.
    “So…We’re neutral?” He asked, raising his head.
    “Sure. Whatever you like. Now, could you go so I can change?” He grinned, showing off those teeth that had caught my eye in the first place. Then, he got up and limped out the door. What a baby.

    I haven’t really proofread it, so do be patient.

  927. kalifaziz Says:

    I don’t see the appeal at all. I only watch it cause my oldersister does.

  928. Robin Says:

    I know! It’s just…mediocre stereotypical reality T.V. Why watch Glee while you could watch Eureka, Warehouse 13, or Dr. Who?!

  929. Kim Says:

    Okay Robin, I know you haven’t proof read it, but do you mind if I give you constructive critisism?
    btw, thanks for taking my critisisms to heart about the pace and Robin’s overeaction, they both work much better now. :-)

  930. Robin Says:

    Wait-thanks? I didn’t think I had done anything to those bits yet…
    Kim, I love it when you tell me honestly how terrible a bit is, so hit me!

  931. Kim Says:

    Oh. I guess you didn’t do anything to the pace of the prank, I just haven’t read it in a while, and it seemed different. about the overreaction, I meant that you tied in what I said, to what mike says in the story.
    Now for the criticism!

    (I can’t remember what I said. The entire like, three minutes around the time when I say whatever it is I say is black. And I didn’t know it was Icelandic, either!”)

    wow, it took you 3 minuets to say stop to the dragon in Icelandic? you must have been in slow motion…

    (I flew into the entry room and slammed the door shut behind me.
    “DUCKY! I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS, BUT THERE’S A DRAGON IN YOUR YARD!!” I was running into the kitchen when someone smacked me in the face.)

    this makes it sound like Ducky intentionally smacked you in the face.

    (“Do you know where Micheal is?!” Sophie’s brown curly hair was flying every-which-where and her purple eyes were puffy from crying.
    “Why would I know?” I asked suspiciously. There was something about her and Mike that made me awfully nervous…
    “I don’t know! It’s just, well…never mind.” I narrowed my eyes and nodded.
    “’K. I guess I’ll see you later.” She barely nodded and sprinted away.)

    Sophie doesn’t seem maid-like enough. (not entirely sure if it’s intentional or not)

    (I tried to take a deep breath, only to find my lungs filled with icy water.)

    yeah right. did your lungs REALLY fill with water, or did it just feel that way?

    (Kim was uncorking a vial of something incredibly vile,)

    1. vial? vile? it sounds kinda strange. 2. how do you know what it tastes like until you try it? you can say it LOOKS bad, but you can’t say it tastes bad until you try it.

    Hope that helps! :-D

  932. Robin Says:

    Kim-
    Thanks! It is always nice getting an honest opinion. Like “Yes, that dress definitely makes you look fat!”. :D
    I do need some clarification for the 3 minutes bit-I kinda meant, like, the time I talked in Icelandic and the couple of minutes before and after.
    Ducky did intentionally slap me in the face. It was one of those “Dude, calm down!” slaps…
    Yeah-I’ve been contemplated that bit with Sophie. I’ve decided I’ll have her curtsy-kinda as an afterthought-right before she sprints away.
    Yes, my lungs filled with water. I mean, if you inhaled in a swimming pool, water would go in your lungs, right? :)
    I totally get you with the vial/vile thing. And I think by “vile” I meant appearance and smell…I should clarify. And find a different word!
    Thanks!! It’s really weird, ’cause those are the kinda things that matter most to readers, but never would cross my mind.

  933. Kim Says:

    Robin,
    I hope I don’t sound TOO fussy about this, but I looked up what would happen if you inhale water, and in almost every situation, you die. and in the one situation that you don’t, you would become unconscious, and in your case, you would drown. so basically, there’s no way you could possibly inhale it and be able to pull yourself out of the water.

  934. Robin Says:

    Man, you rule! Hmmm… I think I can probably cut the sentence out, or rewrite it. I’ll think about it.

  935. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    I have to agree with Kim on the fact that inhaling water will kill you…. unless you a fish.

    Otherwise very good.

  936. Robin Says:

    Thanks! And I fixed some stuff for you, Kim.
    Hmmmm…That would be interesting. Maybe someone will become a fish…

  937. Sasha Says:

    Good job!
    I just got back from Chicago! And there’s something that just bothers me about you and Mike, but I can’t really pinpoint it. Maybe its just that I feel like it’s all so fast, like: meet, kiss, hate, love, But idk what u can really do about that. And as for Glee, although Im not a huge popculture person, I LOVE it!

  938. Robin Says:

    No, no, I don’t love him! I still don’t like him. We’re “neutral”.
    How was Chicago?

  939. Kim Says:

    Cool Sasha! Chicago is not too far from where I live!!! :-D

  940. R.L. Says:

    Hey guys!

    I just wanted to give you a head’s up that I am going to be setting this site to ‘no comments’ for a while. You guys have been very good about entertaining yourselves, but due to my work demands I’m not going to be able to monitor this site as closely as I have been, so I’ll need to change the commenting procedure for a while.

    I’ve enjoyed watching what a great community you’ve built for yourselves and hope you’ll find a way to continue it on your own.

  941. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    Do you guys have 39 clues? We can comment there. Go to the post called QUEENDOM MEMBERS:ROBIN, GWIN, SASHA, RIN RIN, AND KIM

  942. Robin Says:

    Hold on-I have a solution! {Oh, yeah, it’s fine. R.L. I completely understand!} Okay, so since discovering this website, I have discovered Goodreads. Go to http://www.goodreads.com/ at fill out the boxes underneath “New here? Create a free account!” and “Sign Up”. Then you do a bunch of stuff {name fav. book genres, rate books you’ve read, fill out a short profile, etc.}.
    Then find the “Explore” title on the top of your page and hit the arrow next to it. Click “Groups” underneath “Community” and search for “The Theodosia Buddies”. You’ll find a button to join. That way we can talk, rate books, and write all together.

  943. kalifaziz Says:

    good idea robin!

  944. Robin Says:

    I know, right? I’m brilliant. And modest. :D

  945. Robin Says:

    Okay-I’m all set on Goodreads for you guys. I have the group set up and discussions open!

  946. Sasha Says:

    ok, bye theo site!

  947. Ducky Says:

    I’m still coming back. I haven’t been on for a year yet, and I fully plan to celebrate my one year anniversary-thingy.

  948. Robin Says:

    Well, yeah, I’m gonna keep checking it, even when we can’t comment…

  949. kalifaziz Says:

    so am I. this good reads thing, does it send annoying emails to your computer just because you’re a member?

  950. Robin Says:

    Nope. When you join a group it will ask how you want to “follow the discussion” and I just told it to “notify” me. That means that when I log in to my account, there’s an exclamation point on my little tasky bar. When I click it it says “Yadda yadda commented on blank discussion”. And if you do find you get emails, {I don’t} then you can tell your email that it’s spam and it’ll automatically get filtered into your spam folder.

  951. Sasha Says:

    whens ur anniversary ducky?

  952. Rin Rin Says:

    you were in Chicago Sasha i live 45 min. away from there!!!!!!!!!!

  953. Rin Rin Says:

    my birthdays on Saturday!!!!!!!!!! :) :D :) :D

  954. Ducky Says:

    Happy birthday, Rin Rin. I am Ducky113 (random number, I know) on goodreads. My full name is Ducky Winthrop.

  955. Shark Says:

    February 14, Sasha. Not very long, but good enough.

  956. Rin Rin Says:

    how old are you Shark and Kalifaziz???????????????????????????????????

  957. Robin Says:

    Kalifaziz is in middle school…
    Yay, Ducky!

  958. Raelynn Amelia Says:

    i changed the name of the 39 clues post.
    Now its THEODOSIA FANS. Click my name to go the page and please tell my who you are from here.

  959. Shark Says:

    I am 12 yers old