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Finished Story by iPowerfulActress for U to read!
July 18, 2010
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Prologue

Jessica was running on the beach of the secret island that her family was taking vacation on. It was 6:00 a.m. and she was the only one awake.

“Yeah!” she screamed.

She was a ½ mile away from the beach huts her family was staying in.

“Wooooooooooooooooo!”

She shot her pocket knife at a mango on a tree, washed it off with sea water, and ate it. That was the day they had to leave. When they left, a storm caused the boat to wreck. All the family, except Jessica, was rescued. She washed back up on shore. They all woke up at the same time, but everyone but Jessica had amnesia. That’s why they didn’t go back to save her after the storm.

“Why am I back here?” she asked. “Why didn’t they rescue me?”

Now, she’s stranded on an island with no technology or plumbing. All she has are clothes, soap, and a pocket knife.

 

#1

She practiced fishing with a huge net she made out of vines. Nothing. She decided to swim out to sea to catch one instead of catching a whole bunch. After an hour, she caught one. By this time, she nearly passed out from hunger and tiredness. She let it go and swam to shore. She passed out on the hot sand. When she woke up, there was a fish in a tightly crocheted vine bag.

“Who ever gave this to me I’ll give my thanks later.” she said.

She de-boned, skinned, and de-fined the fish and put it on a grill she made out of what looked like it could be bamboo. When it was done, she took it off, put the fire out, and ate the fish. Then, she walked around the island, now knowing she’s not the only one on the island. There was some sort of Hawaiian like tribe on the other side of the island. She watched them carefully so that they didn’t know she was there. Someone must of seen her because the men all ran after her. She sprinted as fast as she could. When they were out of sight, she hid in the spot she blended in with most. The trees. They couldn’t find her, so she thought. They hit her with a dart that knocked her out. When she woke up, she was in the middle of some sort of tribe meeting. She felt her face get hot, but ignored it.

“Explain yourself.” he told her.

“Explanation?” she asked. “Alright, how’s this? My family and I were taking vacation on the other side of this island, and when we left on the ship, there was a storm, and I’m pretty sure that you can imagine the rest, except for the part where I wasn’t rescued with the rest of ’em .”

“Why were you spying?”

“When I found out that I wasn’t the only human on the island, I wanted to know who else was one this island.”

 

#2

“Very well.” the shaman said. “You will wake up in your vacation hut.”

“What?” Jessica asked. “Why are you-?”

She passed out. She woke up a day latter. By what her sun dial said, it was 10:00 am.

“Drat.” she said.

She was slightly disorientated because of what they did to her to make her pass out. She was able to manage, though.

They didn’t have to knock me out. she thought angrily.

You could see the scowl on her face as she thought that. She caught a fish, did the same routine that she did last time, and ate it. Then, she started to sing the song “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” by Journey.

“Here we stand” she sung.

“Worlds apart, hearts broken in two, two, two

Sleepless nights

Losing ground

I’m reaching for you, you, you

 

Feelin’ that it’s gone

Can change your mind

If we can’t go on

To survive the tide love divides

 

Someday love will find you

Break those chains that bind you

One night will remind you

How we touched

And went our separate ways

If he ever hurts you

True love won’t desert you

You know I still love you

Though we touched

And went our separate ways

 

Troubled times

Caught between confusions and pain, pain, pain

Distant eyes

Promises we made were in vain, vain, vain

 

If you must go, I wish you love

You’ll never walk alone

Take care my love

Miss you love

 

Someday love will find you

Break those chains that bind you

One night will remind you

How we touched

And went our separate ways

If he ever hurts you

True love won’t desert you

You know I still love you

Though we touched

And went our separate ways

 

Someday love will find you

Break those chains that bind you

One night will remind you

 

If he ever hurts you

True love won’t desert you

You know I still love you

 

I still love you girl

I really love you girl

And if he ever hurts you

True love won’t desert you

No, no”

 

 

#3

Jessica heard rustling in the trees. She looked to see what it was. It was one of the kids from the tribe.

“I’m the one who gave you the fish.” She said.

“Thank you.” Jessica responded.

“My name is Bead.”

“Well, Bead, it’s nice to meet you. I’m Jessica.”

“Why’d your family come here in the first place?”

“Just for vacation.”

“Oh-Eww!”

“What?”

“Look at your leg!”

“Whoa! How’d I manage to do that?!”

There was a giant gash on her leg with puss coming out.

“Probably when my father, Tak, knocked you out after the conversation. There’s something I can put on it. I’ll be right back.”

She came back with some sort of-

“What the heck is that?!”

“A medicine we put on that type of wound. It happens all the time.”

“Apparently.”

 

The lotion substance caused the puss to dissipate. She tightly tied a ripped cloth onto the wound.

“I have to leave.” Bead said.

“Alright.” Jessica responded.

“But father told me to bring you.”

“Why?”

“I dunno. Maybe you’re getting an Indian name.”

“Native American?”

“Yes.”

At the ceremony:

“You have respected our ways.” Tak, the tribe leader, said. “So, even after you leave, you will be part of our tribe. We will tell stories about you long after the youngest of this tribe is gone. Alsoomse is now your Indian name. For it means: independent. Like the way you are.”

He painted her face.

“Now, you are one, with us, Alsoomse.”

“Thank you.” Jessica/Alsoomse said.

He helped her to her feet, and kissed her forehead. Later, Bead braided

Alsoomse’s hair into dreadlocks.

 

#4

“What’d I do to deserve that big ceremony?” Alsoomse asked Bead. “I mean, I’ve been respecting your tribe’s ways.”

“I dunno.” Bead responded. “Alright. I’m finished braiding your hair.”

Alsoomse got up.

“I think he might be bipolar.”

“What’s bipolar?” Bead asked, with a little annoyance in her voice.

“When someone loves you one day and then hates you the next.”

“Yeah, that’s him. Sometimes it‘s from minute-to-minute.”

“It happens. I’ll Be right back.”

“Can I come with you?”

“Sure.”

Alsoomse cut a branch of bamboo-like wood of a tree with her pocket knife. Then she made it into a home-made javelin.

“I’m gonna throw it at a mango.” she said. “You want one?”

“No.” Bead responded. “I ate enough at the ceremony.”

She got a mango off the tree, washed it off, and ate it. It’s been a couple of weeks since the boat crashed. She was more muscular now.

“How old are you?” Alsoomse asked, reluctantly.

“I’m 10. How old are you?”

“12.”

“Ok. What’s technology like?”

“Why’d you suddenly ask that?”

“I heard your dad complain about it one time.”

“It’s amazing! You can watch something, and it can be like it’s actually happening right in front of your eyes if you set it to be like that!”

“I saw some of your technology.”

“How?”

“While you all were sleeping one night, I snuck onto the deck ok the ship and looked inside where you were staying during the ride. You called it ‘the headquarters‘.”

 

#5

Before they could continue, someone came onto the beach in a boat. It was a notorious mass murderer. He shot and killed Bead.

“What’d you do that for?!” Alsoomse asked.

“Because I felt like it.” he responded.

“Well, I guess a thing like you should go to Hades.”

“Thing?”

“I don’t consider murderers people.”

He ran swiftly. Alsoomse caught up to him, with her javelin in her hand. Her tribe watched in anger, sadness, and terror. They stopped at a cliff face by a waterfall. It was a 20 yd. drop to the bottom to where 10 ft. deep water was. The man injected something into her neck at an attempt to knock her out. It didn’t work automatically.

“Now, you’re mine!”

She stabbed him in the stomach with her javelin. It went in one side and stuck out the other. She yanked it out.

“Enjoy Hades.”

“No. This…can’t be…” he said weakly.

She jumped into the water. She did it a certain way so that she wouldn’t die. Here’s how:

After jumping, she straitened her legs and tightly stuck them side-by-side. She also made an x with her arms and tightly pressed them against her chest. As soon as she landed in the water, she quickly dropped the position and swam to shore.

As soon as she got onto shore, she passed out from the serum the man injected into her. When she woke up, she was suffering from vertigo.

“You’re lucky you aren’t puking.” Tak said.

“Oh, is that all?” she asked ironically.

“You’ll just have to remain laying down.”

“Perfect. How long?”

“At least an hour.”

 

#6

She flopped back down and sighed. An hour later, she got up and decided to search her vacation hut to see if she could find anything useful. She found her hand-held super computer.

“Well, this is a surprise.” she said.

She turned it on and searched for her parents. She found out that they were in a coma at “Beach Side Hospital of Miami”. Officials were trying to find Jessica. Or known on the island as Alsoomse. She had to hide her mini super computer before she could learn more. She already knew all that she needed to know. It was 10:30 p.m. She suddenly fell asleep. She knew she didn’t just fall asleep because of how sudden it was. She woke up on a boat. They must of found her. She’d only been there a month. She checked her computer again. Her parents woke up last night. It’ll be easy, but still hard, adapting back to regular life. It was already July 1st. 2 months of a (maybe) regular summer left.

 

[i]It was a short story, but another story about her will soon be born.[/i]

 

 

 

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