Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chapter 5: A Brush of Danger

“Uh…what happened? Why is my head spinning?” Kilara said as she abruptly woke up. She glanced around probing her surroundings and was confused about where she was, or how she had gotten there. All she knew was that she was laying next a river on the outside of the Feceszon Jungle. “Was it all a dream?” she asked herself. Then she panicked and lifted her shirt to examine her stomach. “Fhew…it was just a dream,” she said letting out a long sigh of relief. Kilara realizes that she is missing her mask, her clothes are ruined, and there is a trail leading out of the Feceszon Jungle. She glances over her side and notices Turtwig lying next to her, exhausted. Kilara saw her mask right next to Turtwig and examined it, noticing there was a leak. She then understood Turtwig’s exhaustion. “I must have fallen unconscious because of the fumes, but how am I still alive? I understand that maybe Turtwig must have pulled me out,” Kilara said, “Poor little guy, I’m not fat but I know I am heavier than him. Huh…but it still doesn’t explain why I’m still alive. Hmm…oh! I remember my kryp-tech saying Turtwigs create oxygen through photosynthesis.” (A Kryp-tech is a device that helps Kryptonians identify any type of species and its power.) “Aw…he saved me. I’ll let him rest a little more. He deserves it. In the meantime I should wash up and put on some clean clothes.” She takes a sniff of her clothes and hair and says, “Goddess I stink!” She then walks over to the river with soap from her bag and washes up.
Kilara was just about done and ready to get out of the river when she saw something move on the other side behind some bushes. With no clue as to whom, or what it was, Kilara quickly dropped into the water. Of course all of Kryptonians can breathe under water so it was no problem for her. The only problem that she faced was not being able to see the creature or the direction he was heading while she was underwater. So Kilara found a huge rock to hide behind, but still in good view to witness the creature. As she watched it pop out of the bushes even more, Kilara noticed it was a man. As he came out even further she began to notice his features.
He was a young, tall, and handsome man, with a muscular body and tussled brown hair. His jaw was firm with a 5 o’clock shadow. She could not see below his waist because of the bushes, but just as Kilara got a better look at this man, she was shocked to see that the man resembled the man from her dream. The difference was that Kilara felt no attraction towards him. “So it probably isn’t him,” Kilara whispered to herself. “Still I can’t let him see me.”
She did not want to take any chances for him to recognize her, whether it was a human or not. Not only is she naked, but he would discover that her hair is ash tone and her eyes are violet. That is the way to distinguish who is the actual descendent of Kal-El. In some rare cases, like Kilara, you develop more than one power. “So if this man is one of the Kryptonians who are trying to destroy Krypton, he’ll know that I am the last living descendent of Kal-El, and kill me,” Kilara thought to herself. She was too focused on the man to even notice that Turtwig was waking up. As Turtwig became fully awake, he saw Kilara and made his Turtwig sound, “TURT…TUURT…TUUURT.” It was how Turtwigs talk to one another, or other animals, and humans. Kilara quickly turned around, and became frozen with fear. “If that man hears Turtwig, he’ll come and investigate where the noise is coming from. I have to shut up Turtwig, but how?” Kilara said to herself. “I could…no…that’s not going to work…or maybe…no…ugh I need to come up with a plan. And I need to hurry before that man hears Turtwig.” Turtwig continued to run towards Kilara, unaware that he may put their lives in danger. Finally Kilara knew what she was going to do to shut Turtwig up. “Aha, why didn’t I think of it in the first place? Goddess, I am really dumb,” Kilara said as she slapped herself in the head. Then she concentrated and tried to connect her mind with Turtwig. It wasn’t to read his mind, Kilara wouldn’t mind having that power, but it was to make him see things. One of Kilara’s powers was to make others see what she wants them to see and feel what she wants them to feel; anything. Though, she hasn’t fully developed it yet, she gave it a try. As she connected her mind to Turtwig’s, she showed him that she was okay and that she was just swimming and would be out soon. Turtwig finally stopped calling for Kilara and just sat there and waited for her quietly. Kilara was relieved, but felt dizzy and weak. Few Kryptonians gain a power of the mind. In fact without proper training one can become weak, and this was Kilara’s case. But she knew she couldn’t let it over whelm her; Kilara had to wait ‘til it was clear. She turned around and was relieved. The man hadn’t heard Turtwig and moved away from where Kilara and Turtwig were. Kilara finally relaxed and swam back towards the shore. When Kilara came back Turtwig waited eagerly, handing her a towel which he grabbed with his mouth. “Aw…thanks Turtwig. Did you have a good nap?” “Turt!” he said happily. “Uh…my head is still dizzy, but I think I’ll be fine. Wow…it’s getting late,” (*Kilara shivers*), “and cold. We should gather fire wood and build a fire. What do you think?” “Turt.” Kilara laughs and says, “Okay come on before it gets way to dark.”
When they get back from getting the wood, Kilara starts making the fire while Turtwig rests beside her. About 17 minutes later the fire is made and Kilara finishes setting up her sleeping bag. But before she could finish, she notices Turtwig look toward the forest area. Then she and Turtwig hear something moving within the forest. Turtwig immediately stands up and goes into protection mode. Kilara grabs her bag and pulls out her hat and jacket. So she can hide her identity. Then she stands up, looks around, and yells, “Who are you? And what do you want?” There was no reply, so Kilara yells, “Who’s out there? I’m warning you, I know how to fight and I’m not afraid to kick your ass.” Again there was no reply, but the bushes moved again this time from a different area. It was more to the right now, so Turtwig and Kilara changed their position and faced that direction. Kilara then saw a small glimpse of what looked like a man. “Stop hiding and come out,” Kilara demanded. Nothing happened, but both Kilara and Turtwig knew something was there.
“Turtwig! Razor leaf!” shouted Kilara.
Just as Turtwig was about to attack, the man from the river reveals himself, but from his stomach up. Bushes were hiding his lower features. And yells, “Wait…stop!” While holding out his hand, palm facing towards them.
Kilara commanded Turtwig to not use his razor leaf, at least not yet. “Who are you?” asked Kilara.
“My name is…”
“Alvin?” Kilara interrupts.
“Galen (ga-len),” he finished. “Were you expecting a guy named Alvin?” Galen asked.
“No, just that you have similar features. I just thought,” she answered.
“Oh, well I’m sorry to have scared you and your pokemon. I saw the smoke coming from this area and wanted to check things out,” he explained.
“So what, do you like live around here or something?” she asked.
“Actually I am a protector of this forest,” said Galen, stepping out from behind the bushes, showing his full self.
Kilara’s jaw drops then she says “You are a centaur? I can’t believe it. I heard from three of my closes friends that centaurs went extinct over a decade ago.”
“If that were true, then I would not be standing here in front of you. Most centaurs are gone,” Galen corrected, “I am one of the few still remaining. We have dispersed throughout these forests, still fulfilling our duties.”
“Wow…that’s awful. So it’s just you protecting this forest?”
“Yes,” he answered.
“Does it suck being by yourself?”
“At first it did, but you get used to it.” He paused for a moment staring at nothing in particular, “So do you have a name?”
“Yes I have a name what kind of question is that? My name is…uh…” Kilara pauses and thinks about giving him her real name.
Galen hears her hesitation and asked, “It’s only fair that you give me your name. I did after all tell you mine.”
Kilara decides that it’s okay to tell him because she knows that when most of the centaurs were still around they were in alliance with Kal-El. “Centaurs could be trusted,” she thought to herself. “My name is Kilara.” Galen starts laughing and says, “Kilara? Descendent of Kal-El?” “The very last one,” Kilara answered.
As the two were conversing they heard a loud shriek in the distance. It was a horrible sound, like nails on a chalkboard, only louder and more teethe grinding. The sound grew louder and louder until it desisted. A gargoyle appeared, almost as if from out of nowhere, and snatched Turtwig. Kilara and Galen looked and saw the gargoyle, with Turtwig in its claws, fly straight up into the air. Kilara transformed into a falcon and followed after them, not caring if Galen saw, and left him on the ground. Galen trailed behind them, pooling out a beautiful long bow from his side. He was shooting arrows at the gargoyle as he followed. With Kilara closely on the gargoyle’s trail, and Galen shooting arrows at it, there is no way the gargoyle could escape with Turtwig. Finally one of Galen’s arrows hit the gargoyle on one of its claws. The gargoyle shrieks and releases Turtwig. Kilara sees Turtwig falling to his death and dove for him, like a bird of prey diving for its next meal. She knew she wouldn’t get there on time no matter how fast she dropped. But when Kilara sees Turtwig about to hit the ground, Galen jumps and catches Turtwig.
Finally Kilara is on the ground with them and checks on Turtwig. Kilara calls out, “Turtwig…Turtwig…Are you okay?”
Turtwig looks at Kilara and replies, “Turt!”
“Goddess, I thought I lost you,” then she looks up at Galen and says, “Thank you. You saved Turtwig.”
Galen replied, “Don’t worry about it.” Then he looks at Turtwig and says, “Are you sure your okay?”
“Turt,” replied Turtwig.
Kilara looks up at the sky and says, “It’s not over yet.”

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Chapter 4: Alvin and Kilara

In an effort to seek salvation from her distracting thoughts Kilara called upon her unicorns. “My Lanta, Numir, Ari! Where are you? I need your help!” In comes galloping Lanta. “Oh my Lanta! Something is bothering me and I must tell someone,” says Kilara. Lanta says,” Go on Kilara, it’s okay you can tell me.” Kilara takes a deep breath and says,” Oh my Lanta, I saw a man at the falls today and the sight of him filled me with absolute bliss. He was the most gorgeous human life form I have ever witnessed in my life. I chose not to say hi to him and now I realize that I was still high from the fumes. I wasn’t thinking straight,” as she shed a few tears on Lanta’s shoulder. Lanta after a good thirty-three seconds realizes something and lifts Kilara’s chin up. Lanta asked urgently,” Was this man wearing black skin tight leather pants, with a bracelet on his left wrist that beamed like the sun?” “Yes!” Kilara said with excitement. “Kilara, this is the man in my premonitions that I have been trying to make sense of. His face keeps popping up in my horns whenever I try to see your future on planet Krypton.” Kilara smiled and jumped about with glee. Lanta continued,” This is the man that you are destined to marry and he is the only person that can help you save your planet. But you must marry him and bare his child before he can help you.” Kilara jumped up and ran for the door. Lanta yelled,” Kilara, Wait! Where are you going at 1:28 in the morning?” Kilara realized that she needed her beauty rest and came back in to the house. At the crack of dawn, Kilara was up and about. She gathered her picnic basket and morphed into a bird and flew back to the waterfalls. There at the waterfalls, Kilara waited anxiously for this mystery man to return. After countless hours waiting, the mystery man suddenly appeared from the sky with a parachute. “Hello!” said the mystery man with his squeaky voice. Kilara with a confused look on her face replied with a confused tone,” Hello?” “What is your name and what brings you to the falls?” he asked. Kilara replies,” Well, it’s just a really hot day today so I decided to come down here and cool off. My name is Kilara. What is yours?” “Alvin,” he replied with a geeky snort. They immediately hit it off. They talked for hours until the sun came down. “It’s getting dark out,” said Kilara. “What’s your rush Kilara. Am I keeping you from something,” replied Alvin. They spent the night at the falls under the stars. When Kilara awoke the next morning, she woke up with a huge belly and realized that she was going to give birth soon. Kryptonians only get pregnant for two days at the most. Kilara decided to explain everything to Alvin, as he was in total shock. Kilara immediately morphed into a huge pregnant bird and flew home with Alvin after explaining everything to Alvin. When they got to Kilara’s house Lanta quickly discovers Kilara’s surprise. Lanta then prepares the house for the birth of Kilara’s child. Kilara then began to feel contractions. It lasted well throughout the night. The next morning Kilara delievered twin sons that she named Simon and Theodore. Kilara and Alvin quickly decide to get married soon after the birth of their sons and they embarked on day one of their mission to save Planet Krypton.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mystery Man

Getting high from fecal fumes, Kilara grabbed her new pet, hopped on Ari, gathered the other two unicorns, and rode through another portal hidden deep beneath the roots of the largest and most disgusting fecal tree ever known to kryptonians. This tree is called “poopanomonsterosousonian tree”, which serves as a second gateway to her home on Guam, a hidden cave underneath the beautiful waterfalls of Talofofo.

When she arrived home, she literally smelled like crap. She morphed back to human form, and decided to take a nice cool bath in the falls. She stripped and dipped into the water, washing away all of the stinky poop from her royal kryptonian body. As she bathed away, her unicorns guarded her and her stinky Turtwig played in the water along side its new master. As she was about done with her bath, she heard a sudden splash!

She looked around her, wondering where the noise had come from. It wasn’t the unicorns, nor was it her Turtwig. Then out of nowhere, from the corner of her eye, she saw him. A young, tall, and handsome man, with a body so ripped it looked like his muscles were about to pop out of him. He turned and his eyes met with Kilara’s. Kilara blushing down to her toes, and still naked hiding in the water, did not know what to do. So, she swam underneath the falls and morphed into a fish, and stayed a fish until the man left the falls. Then she morphed back to human form. “Oh my little Turtwig,” she says as she turns to her pet, “Maybe I should’ve said hello.” She then decided to take a nap. In her dream, there he was once again.

Night came and stars were out. Kilara rose from bed, with images of this mystery man wandering in her mind. "Get out, get out," she told herself, hoping to be able to get over him. Little did she know about the place that this mystery man held in her near future. Her life would never be the same.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chapter 2 "A Crappy Catch"

Kilara flew through the portal with her backpack clenched between her claws. With her wings soaked from the waterfall, she dropped from the sky and morphed back into her Kryptonian form. Once Kilara landed, she instinctively pulled out her gas mask. She was then in an environment so foul smelling, not even an ogre wou¬ld call it home. Kilara found herself in the “Feces-zon Jungle”.
King Kal-El created this jungle many years ago to keep humans and Kryptonians from crossing between worlds freely. The jungle was filled with feces of every creature on Krypton. The plants were immeasurable compared to any other plants known to man. The jungle floor was covered with warm, moist fecal soil, and the air was filled with fumes so poisonous that Humans or Kryptonians would surely die if such a substance was inhaled. Though the plants were vibrant in color, the polluted air made the jungle look ominously murky. It seemed that the Feces-zon was no place for any organism to reside, but many parasites and a select number of Pokémon adapted to life in this area.
As Kilara continued through the Feces-zon she was startled by a noise she heard around a shrub. She crept up quietly to take a look and to her surprise it was a Turtwig, a grass-type turtle Pokémon, playing with a ball of dung. She was struck with awe as she observed such a cute creature. It wasn’t long until Kilara’s presence was detected by the energetic Turtwig. Just as Kilara tried to approach it, the Turtwig darted away in fear. Standing in disappointment, it came to Kilaras mind that she needed some help if she were to save Krypton from its destruction. With this in mind she snapped back into reality. “I’m going to catch that Turtwig no matter how much crap I have to go through…” she stopped herself for a moment, smiled, then said “Crap… Feces-zon… he-he, these fumes must be getting to me!”
With a new goal on her mind, she set off tracking the escaped Turtwig. Through trees and grass she moved on headstrong until she found the Pokémon resting aside the waste water river. “I need to get in closer,” she thought to herself. As Kilara observed her surroundings, she noticed a branch just above the sleeping Turtwig that would give her a strategic position in her catching. It seemed as if all the factors for capturing the Turtwig were in her favor. The only problem was that the tree she needed to climb was a rare tree only found in the Feces-zon, the infamous Dingle Berry Tree. Its fruits were little clumps of poop that would sometimes drop from the hair-like vines above and roll down covering the tree in fecal matter.
Kilara paused for a moment and thought to herself, “It’s just…poo…right? I can always shower. Yeah, take one for the team.” As she repeated this in her mind, she built up the guts to finally climb the tree. Hand over hand she tried pulling herself up slowly but kept slipping from the fecal residue collected on the tree trunk. “Oh wait, duh… I could just fly up there!” she said as she smacked her forehead, leaving a handprint of poo on her gas mask and hair. “EWWY! Could this get any worse?” There was no water around to clean herself, so she decided to forget about her hygiene and deal with it later. Kilara morphed into a bird and flew toward the branch, but got caught in the tree vines that bore the fruit of the tree, leaving Kilara covered in Dingle Berries. Trying not to make too much noise, she rested there with her wings tangled and Dingle Berries hanging all around her. As she hung in the vines for a couple of minutes she realized that there was no clean way of going about this. Kilara fell from the vines as she morphed from a bird to a python. Her long body caught onto a branch and instantaneously wrapped the rest of her body around it. She slithered through the tree until she reached the branch just over the Turtwig.
Sitting upon the branch Kilara morphed back to normal and straddled the branch. Looking around she spotted her bag at the base of the tree, “Ugh! My Pokéballs are in my bag. I’m such a dumb dumb!” Trying to be resourceful she scanned for anything useful around her. The wind blew, knocking Kiara off balance and struggling to stay on the branch. She instinctively grabbed the closest thing to her, which happened to be a Dingle Berry vine. The flailing Kilara grasped the vine in her hand and pulled herself back onto the branch. With the vine in her hand she remembered an old skill her grandfather Kal-El taught her. “Eureka! The most vital tool for catching anything, the Talaya!” she exclaimed. In a matter of minutes she was able to weave a perfect talaya with the Dingle Berry vines.
Sitting upon the branch Kilara gathered the talaya and positioned herself for the throw. As the Turtwig laid on the riverside unaware, Kilara flung the talaya with much precision. The Turtwig jumped up in shock and started to thrash around in the talaya causing it to further tangle itself. Kilara jumped down from the tree and walked toward the Turtwig with her backpack. The closer she got, the harder the tangled Pokémon thrashed about. “Hey boy I’m not here to hurt you. Here have some food,” Kilara said softly as she pulled out food from her bag. The confused and scared Pokémon paused as the smell of food drifted toward him. “You must be really hungry. I have never seen any Pokémon devour a whole bowl of Frittata,” she giggled. As the now satisfied Turtwig relaxed on its side Kilara slowly untangled the talaya, freeing the Pokémon. “Do you know how much trouble I went through to get you? You’re lucky you’re cute,” Kilara said as her newly caught Turtwig rubbed his nose against her cheek. “With you by my side I feel like I can overcome any pile of crap. He-he another poopie joke! Oh my gosh this place is really getting to me, let’s get out of here Turtwig!’

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Prologue & Chapter 1 "Through the Waterfall"

Seven centuries ago, the planet Krypton was destroyed from the result of a nuclear reaction within its uranium core. As pieces of the planet drifted in space, they would collide with meteors and continually form a gravitational pull. After this phenomenon continued for many years, the planet began to reconstruct itself until it was completely restored in the year 1929.
When Krypton was destroyed, only one survivor remained. A baby by the name of “Prince Kal-El” was placed in an escape rocket and sent to earth by his King father as an attempt to save his life. When Kal-El became a man, he decided to return to Krypton to rebuild the Kryptonian race with his human wife.
Eighty years have gone by and Krypton has been fully restored. Astrids, Alcetaurs, Centaurs, Dragons, Dwarves, Fairies, Cyclopses, Jinns, Gargoyles, Leprechauns, Ogres, Pixies, Elves, Sting bulbs, Unicorns, Dryads, Hydras, Griffins, Pokémon, and many other creatures now live together on Krypton. Humans also inhabit the new Krypton, including the Kryptonian descendents of Kal-El. Unlike the original Kryptonians, this race is part human creating a flaw in the natural powers of the ancient Kryptonians. Every “new raced” Kryptonian has only one super power along with the ability to adapt underwater. This ability is especially essential for the sea-living Kryptonians.
In the crevices of a mountain ridge, there is a secret waterfall portal that connects our world to the world of Krypton. It is a planet identical to Earth in most ways except for its life forms and possibilities. On Earth, Humans live under the influence of logic, principles, theories, and “what-ifs”; whereas on Krypton, nothing is “make-believe”. For eighty years, the planet full of all possibilities has kept its way in collaboration, until today. Darkness has fallen over Krypton and the last blood descendent of Kal-El is sent to our world to find safety. Will history repeat itself once again? It is time for the Princess to go on her unexpected journey to return home and save her planet before it is too late.

I. "Through the Waterfall"
It was dawn in the Island of Guam and the sky over the Talofofo falls slowly turned pink. The shimmer of silver light sparkled across Guam’s South Eastern hills touching the river waters that winded through the flowering trees, then spread over the place where the young Princess slept. The light awakened Kilara as she laid in a cottage guarded by 3 majestic unicorns. As she opened her shiny gray eyes to a brightened light, she rose to her window to observe the outside scenery. In the distance she could see the Talofofo Waterfall portal past the trees just beyond where the unicorns stood. As beautiful as the sight may have been, nothing could make Kilara smile. Her gloomy heart was filled with worry, confusion, depression and fear as she imagined what could be happening back on her home planet Krypton. In the mean while, there she stood pondering about what she could do with her time on Earth. “ Grrrrl….ggrerrl”, Kilara looked down to her belly and felt the slight empty, cramping feeling in her stomach. “Oh great…what’s good to eat around here?” said Kilara as she headed outside to talk to the unicorns. “Numir, Lanta, Ari…where are you guys?”...Kilara looked around but did not see them standing as they were. Just a few seconds later, a sudden gust of wind swept across her feet. “THUD THUD THUD!”…it was the 3 unicorns. “Goodmorning Princess, you called for us?” said Lanta. “Yeah, I was just wondering if there was anything for me to eat?” Kilara said. Numir nodded “Ha, of course your highness, this may be Earth but we still try to make everything possible for you! Into to the kitchen…we brought you some meat and fresh greens.” “Thanks guys” said Kilara as she headed back into the cottage kitchen.
“Sigh…” Kilara looked down onto the table holding a feast of barely eaten food. “Ugh! I’m so freakin stupid…why did I come here!...why?” A sudden voice that broke from behind gently said to her “Because your grandfather requested so.” It was the beautiful Ari speaking: “Before they passed, we swore to your family that we would keep you safe, and so we will”.
“DOES THAT MEAN THAT I HAVE TO SIT HERE AS THE REST KRYPTON FALLS!?” yelled Kilara. “I am sorry Kilara…there is nothing we can do” said Ari as he lowered his head and turned away. In a state of distress, Kilara immediately walked off into the cottage bedroom. Her eyes filled with tears of fury as the words ‘nothing we can do….nothing we can do’ repeated in her memory. The day passed slowly and for the past seventeen hours, Kilara could not help but hear those same words. It was 11:11pm and Kilara, restless and upset, had a sudden break of thought. “Heh…nothing we can do? That means impossible, and where I am from, NOTHING is impossible.” Just when the unicorns thought Kilara was asleep, she gathered her things and used her Kryptonian super-power to shape-shift into a bird, sneak past the grooming unicorns, and swiftly fly straight through the waterfall portal… “NOTHING is impossible.”