Thursday, 24 April 2014

Chapter 6

It was nearly nine and the bridge had moved back to form a bridge instead of a bridge with a gap in it. The fireworks were about to begin and we were all quiet as we scanned the area looking for any suspicious looking people.
All the civilians that were gathered
“Why aren't you looking for the Poachers?” Robin asked Arrow.
“Well I was thinking, what if the Poachers already have rigged something. They have had a lot of time to, so why shouldn't they have it would be a lot easier than planning an attack and risk getting caught by the police,” Arrow answered, that caught Bow and mine attention we all stared at her in horror.
The crowed started the count down.
“Ten. Nine. Eight.”
“And why didn't you tell us earlier? The prime minster is down there he could get killed because you didn't tell us this. If you told us earlier we could have stopped it but now he might die! Or was that one thing you didn't think of?” Bow said suddenly all serious.
“Four. Three. Two”
“Have your bows ready, be ready for anything and be ready to move out” I screamed at them, we all have our bags packed and bows ready.
We all watched horrified as the dock the prime minster was on exploded in a burst of flames, the crowed just stared in shock at the spot the dock used to be. Someone screamed and then everyone started running in fear that there would be another explosion.
“Help the prime minster!” Saffron voice crackled through my com-link.
“Guys, move it,” I ordered while going towards the rope, “I am going for the prime minster, Robin, you cover me. Arrow go and see if there are any more bombs and disarm them, Bow you cover her. ”
We all slid down the rope like a fireman’s pole and landed in the water with a tiny splash. The water was cold, actually it was freezing but it warmed up as soon as you started moving. We moved through the water like arrows (see what I did there?), we got to the rubble of the dock in no time where we split up; I went to find the prime minster with Robin hot on my trail.
“It’s too dark, I can’t see anything!” Robin shouted to be heard over all the screams.
“Did you bring you night vision goggles by any chance?”
“I think so.”
“Well put them on and tell me where he is”
“Wait for it,” he said while getting his night vision goggles out of his bag. “Got them,” he said while slipping them on.
“Have I ever told you how funny you look with those goggles on?” I said suppressing a giggle.
“Ha ha, very mature,” he answered, “if you turn left then right he should be there.”
“What! Oh right, the prime minster, nearly forgot”
“The Chief will kill you if he heard what you just said.”

“What he doesn't know doesn't hurt him,” I said, “Are we going to save the prime minster, or not?” I said to Robin before following his orders and finding the prime minster right were he said he would be.
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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Chapter 5

Ten minutes later I was (not) ready to jump off the bridge.

“I don’t see how I was talked into this,” I muttered while balancing on the fence.

I took a few deep breaths before jumping. With the air flying through my black hair and my clothes flapping against my sides, I shot my bow and grabbed on to the rope as the arrow jammed between some of the metalwork underneath the bridge, I clung to the rope with one hand while I put my bow into my backpack and gave my friends a thumbs up before climbing up the rope.

(I have to tell you that the adrenalin I got from the free-fall, made it more than worthwhile)

Once I had gotten up to the underside of the bridge, I tugged the rope three times then sat in the most comfortable place under the bridge, Arrow came after me, then Robin and after that Bow.

“We have like, two hours till the fireworks even start,” complained Robin in a really bored tone.

I quickly got my phone out of my bag and started playing a session of balloon tower defence until my com-link started beeping. I pressed the speaker button so that we could all hear whoever was talking.

“Hi Arty, what-yah doing? I am so bored, I have nothing to do,” Saffron voice came though the com-link.

“Trying to sit on a metal pole; it makes your bum hurt so badly,” I replied as Arrow came over to talk to Saffron, “Guess what I did? I jumped off the bridge,” I had the smallest tiniest bit of smugness in my voice as Arrow’s face flashed to panic.

(Pay back!)

“You did what now- Are you hurt- Why on earth would you jump off the bridge?!” Saffron replied in a shocked voice.

(Anyone would think I just told her that I had killed the Queen of England!)

“Well, it was Arrow’s idea so maybe I should just let her tell you,” I put my arm over to Arrow who reluctantly started a debate with Saffron about just why I had to jump off the bridge, that I quickly tuned out of.

Robin was having a conversation with himself about how bored he was and Bow was looking through his binoculars looking at who knows what.

(…Probably some girl)

Ten minutes later we heard a commotion up on the bridge, so Robin stuck his head out to the side to see if he could anything and Bow looked upwards still looking through his binoculars.

“Are binoculars now made with X-ray vision? Last I heard X-ray vision hadn’t been invented yet,” I said with a smirk, hardly suppressing my laughter.

Though I wouldn’t have been surprised if the binoculars actually had been X-ray, our tech department was always coming up with cool gadgets, then holding competitions to decide their names; being a community that officially doesn’t exist means that we have to make up our own entertainment, but we do have a traveling circus that visits all the Hunter divisions.

Robin and I started laughing our heads of while Arrow was still answering the steady flow of questions coming from Saffron. Bow looked down at the water his face turning a bright shade of red.

After a few minutes Robin got bored and looked out again to see what was happening up on the bridge. I took off my com-link of and gave it to Arrow so she could still have her conversation and clambered from beam to beam to get to Bow.

“Come on,” I said sitting next to a sad looking Bow, “It was kind of funny, anyway I bet you that Robin will do something more stupid in the next five minutes.”

That at least seemed to make him a lot happier. Just then the bridge suddenly jerked to the right and Robin fell off his beam making a weird bird sound.

“See I told you,” as I jumped over to my beam and grabbed my bag before it fell down to the water.
Robin swam over to the bottom of the rope, trying to get to it before Bow climbed over to the top of the rope, Bow won and happily tugged on the rope so it was out of Robins reach. Robin was screeching insults at Bow till he let the rope down, which was only a measly ten minutes later.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Chapter 4

I landed with a thud and kept on running. As I jumped over to the next building, I looked down at the hustle and bustle of the streets below.
It rules being a hunter, you just go straight over the normal people, no one pushing you around to places and you get places way quicker.
Land, run, jump, land, run, jump, land, run, jump.
With Robin, Bow and Arrow right behind me, we reached Darling Quarter in no time. Unfortunately we couldn’t just waltz through because they were checking everybody’s bags. If they looked through any of our bags we would probably be arrested. I noticed that Arrow was breathing heavily so I decided to think about the problem for a few minutes on our perch on the Entertainment Theatre.
“Why are we stopping?” asked Robin.
I answered him with a condescending tone, “Well how do you think we are going to get past them or get through that big crowd without being notice, four kids wearing dark colours and walking through a really crowd place like that everyone would think we were up to something –”
“Ah, but we are up to something” Robin cut me off.
I just gave him a death stare; he’s unfortunately immune to being scolded.
“And any of those people could be a Poacher,” I continued, “You guys see if you can find a way around.”
I went and talked to Arrow who was taking a breather.
“You OK?” I asked, as I got her water bottle out of her bag and gave it to her
“Yeah, just a little bit tired,” she replied before taking a sip.
“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have run so quickly, but the boys think they can out run me,” I apologised as I sat down next to her.
She muttered something under her breath that I didn’t quite catch.
“What?” I questioned.
“I said sometimes I don’t feel like I can contribute anything to the group,” she sighed, “I mean Saffron is so kind to her friends, but would send an arrow right through someone’s eyes if anyone was mean to any of us. Robin always looks on the bright side of everything and makes everyone laugh. Bow is like the best brother you could have, and you… You are an all-rounder and the best at pretty much everything.”
“That is so not true, you can offer heaps of things to the group,” I whispered to her, “like your brains because I’m pretty sure the boys are finding it hard to find a way to get in,” I said as we got up and went over to the boys.
And true to word, Arrow spotted a way to get in straight away.
“We just have to follow the monorail, and then when we get to the bridge we have to get underneath the bridge,” she said like it was the easiest thing to come up with.
“Well… Wouldn’t our faces get smashed to pieces if we jumped from the bridge?” said Robin.
“Does ‘get underneath’ mean we jump?” replied Arrow, “we just need to get a closer look, and then I will find out how to get underneath.”

We made it to the bridge without any dilemma. We went the way Arrow suggested, with Arrow at the front. Robin and I were keeping watch, while Arrow and Bow are trying to find a way to get to the beams underneath.
“The police are coming this way,” Robin said though the com-link.
I signalled for Arrow and Bow to blend in with the crowd and Robin stayed out of the police line of sight. While I blended in with the crowd like Bow and Arrow, the police with their blue uniforms went right past me.
I was just about to contact the rest of the gang, when I felt someone watching me. I turned to see everyone in their colourful summer clothes talking, walking and watching the concert on the stage, (it’s probably nothing) I turned back to try and find Arrow and Bow to see if they have found a way to get underneath the bridge.
The whole time I kept on thinking that someone was following me.
I found my team five minutes later, Robin was already there and they were arguing about something.
Arrow spotted me and argued, “I think Arty should do it.”
“What exactly am I doing?” I said, freaking the boys out.
“Don’t do that!” Bow cried while spinning around to face me, just to see me laughing along with Arrow.
“So what am I doing?” I said between laughs.
“You are going to jump of the bridge backwards and shoot a rope arrow so it attaches to the underneath and then the rest of us will use the rope to get under,” Robin said with a cheeky smile.

“I’m doing what now?” I said; my smile suddenly not there anymore.




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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Chapter 3

That whole week we tried to avoid Jack and his gang. It was pretty easy though because they had detention for pretty much every day, but they still found us the day before Australia Day… it was all Robin’s fault!

He decided to try to take them on (don’t ask me what he was thinking because I have no idea) and that brings us up to where we were now;

We were running as fast as we could through this maze of identical corridors without getting lost (but I think we already were). After me and Robin, Arrow, Saffron and Bow followed, they came to help save Robin’s butt from getting whipped.

We made a wrong turn and ended up at the end of a corridor. We were trying to find a way out of there when Saffron spotted an air vent on the roof, she pointed at it and everyone got the idea. We opened it and I gave Arrow, Saffron, Bow and Robin a leg up.

I could hear them coming closer as Bow gave me a hand as I jumped and grasped the sides of the air vent and pulled myself up. I was halfway up when Jack and his gang came around the corner.

“And where exactly do you think you are going?” a bulky, black hair, brown eyes, tall kid called Birch Forest (one of Jack’s bodyguards) sneered as Jack grabbed my foot.

“Get your ugly hand of my foot!” I said (ok maybe it was a shriek but I am never going to admit that) as I realized I was slowly being pulled down.

I kicked out at Jack’s face.

My foot met its mark and Jack made the weirdest noise, kind of like a frog-croak-cross-pig-squeal thing. He let go of my foot and grabbed his face as I took Bow’s hand and pulled myself up into the dark, damp and dusty air vent. I turned around to look at my handiwork for a minute.

“Oh and by the way I think I am going that way,” I said pointing forward before going after my friends.

Ok, so you would think when we went in to the air vent we would know what we were doing and not get lost or anything like that. Well we were lost very, very lost! So we aimlessly roamed around in the air vents for hours. At one point we even came across the Chief’s office and saw him watching cute cat videos on the internet. We stayed there for a while trying very, very hard not to laugh, until we were so tired that with great risk we dropped back down in to the corridors and found our way to our rooms.

Bow, Arrow and Saffron going left towards their dorms and me and Robin going right towards our dorm.

 Saffron is Arrow and Bow’s neighbour. I live with Robin and the rest of his family. His mum and my mum was best friends, so when my mum died while battling some Poachers and no one knew who my dad was, I ended up living with Robin and his family.

We tried sneaking in to our dorm but Mr and Mrs Hollis and Birdie (Robin’s adorable little sister) were still watching TV because it was a holiday tomorrow and then we get stay up late. Our dorm is like an apartment with a bathroom, living room and four small bed rooms. We always go to the mess hall to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dorms are mostly white with silver finishes, green accessories and you can see the hunter’s logo on pretty much everything, a bow with two arrows as an X behind it.

After a quick discussion with Robin’s parents about how well our ‘studying’ went. I went to my room (blue like everything else I own), crashed onto my bed and fell into a deep sleep, dreaming about talking animals telling me that there was going to be great danger.

That was surprising the most normal dream I had had the whole year.

When I woke up I remembered that today is Australia day, which means it’s the Australia day fireworks, which means that we have our mission today.

We met up at breakfast and all said a groggy hello to each other, avoided Jack’s gang got our breakfast. We were all angry at Robin but I think most of us thought it was really fun. (Jack sporting a black eye nearly killed me in laughter)

We were all eating breakfast silently when Saffron decided to start a conversation.

“So um… Why exactly did you go after Jack and his gang?” she questioned Robin.

I saw that Robin had clearly heard her but he pretended that he hadn’t.

“Ask him again,” I whispered to Saffron

“Why did you go after Jack and his gang,” this time with more force.

We all were looking at him as he looked back at us. He was starting to turn red in the face.

“I… I um I wanted to…” he started but then the announcements started.

Chief was on the screens scattered around the mess hall. Everyone silenced their neighbours as Chief started his speech.

“Good morning my hunters and huntresses, as you probably know it is a public holiday and that means more perimeter patrols and that everyone has to have their weapon with them at all times, in case of attack,” His voice said as it came though the crackly speakers.

It was always the same every holiday and it was still so boring, “And the people who are going to look over the fireworks, can I meet you at the Dock E at nine o’clock.”

The screens turned off with a pop. I got up and cleaned my dishes the rest of them followed me to the door. We headed to the Docks in silence; everyone probably had a gazillion thoughts in their head. One of my thoughts was ‘Why do they call the Docks the Docks? We don’t even have boats.’

“To bad that you’re not in our group,” Arrow whispered to Saffron.

“Yeah it would be so fun if you came with us, but I’m sure you will have fun with Lupa and Lulu” I whispered over my shoulder.

I rounded the corner and saw all the Docks and headed off to Dock E.

There was already a group of people waiting when Saffron, Arrow and me came, the boys were dawdling and came a few minutes later. Chief wasn’t there yet so we were hanging around for a while.

Chief finally came around the corner with his assistant Lina Kiefer. We waited while he said a good natured hello to some of the older hunters and he showed us all a pile of diverse coloured backpacks (each had it's own colour variation to avoid suspicion) which he said were waterproof and that it had everything we needed for the mission and more. I wasn’t really paying attention we probably didn’t even get to keep it.

“You will get to keep the backpack and anything in it. You have an hour to look through the backpack and get used to anything in it. Be ready to go at ten o’clock am,” Chief announced.

We quickly ran over to the pile of bags and each scooped up the best bag we could see. I picked up the blue and black bag that matched what I was wearing a royal blue top, black leggings with a leather belt that I put my knives in and a black, short, sleeve jacket with a hood and a pair of black combat boots with hidden compartments were I put my other knives.

We opened the multi-coloured bags like little kids open their presents on Christmas, inside was a water bottle, a portable bow and some arrows and some portable arrows, some knives, a jacket, a pair of binoculars, a towel, a com-link that looked like watch and was water proof and some other handy things.

“Wow!” exclaimed Robin

“You said it Hood,” replied Bow as flicked open his arrows and bow and shot only to miss the target that stood ten meters away.

“The bow was tight,” he muttered under his breath, “I am going to switch my bow with someone,” he announced moodily as he walked of.

I flicked my bow open and started shooting the targets on the wall.
(Not a bullseye sadly, I was getting used to the bow)
(Bullseye again, me likey this bow)