Chapter 1: Jordan“Jordan!” A woman called. “Where are you?”
I got up from the place I was sitting and closed my eyes. This is where I belong, I thought. I let the breeze tug my hair as a salty scent filled my nose. Opening my eyes, I saw the endless ocean with the moon staring back at me. There was something about it that was so alluring. It always was for me.
“Coming mom!” I called back, as I started walking away from the grassy cliff. Everytime I left there, it felt like I was being forced away from my most prized possession . I pushed my way through the forest, knowing it inside out. I have been exploring this place from a young age after all.
When I finally got out, my mother threw her arms around me.
“Jordan! I was worried sick about you!” She exclaimed with tears in her eyes, “Where have you been?!” Before I could say anything, she pushed herself away from me and began scolding me on how it’s so dangerous outside at night. Like I needed it though! I have been sneaking out here for the past four years! What could happen?!
When she finished her ten-minute lecture, we walked back to our isolated Bungalow. As we walked inside, the heat of the house flooded over me. I glanced into the living room to see no one there. Dad must be working late tonight, I thought.
The smell of freshly baked buns dragged me away from my thoughts. I wandered over to the kitchen and picked up the sweet bit of bread. Nothing like fresh-baked buns, I thought as I bit into it.
As I continued to munch on the bun, I strolled over to my room. It was not really clean, but it wasn’t messy. All of my drawing supplies were near the window, along with my latest sketch, and my books were sprawled out across the bed. One of them was laying there open with moonlight illuminating the pages. It was my favorite book, and I read it over five times. I grazed the pages with my fingertips and looked at the page I was on.
“Why did you take me here?” I said in the female character’s gentle voice.
I turned around and spoke in the masculine character’s slightly deeper voice, “This is my favorite place to get away from people.”
“Why don’t you look up and find out for yourself?”
I looked upward and imagined the most beautiful skies ever. They would be filled with stars and color bursts, with the full moon glowing.
“It’s beautiful,” I said as the girl.
“I never told anyone about this place before you. It reminds me of your eyes,” I said as the boy, pretending to look at the girl.
I squealed in delight and put the book down. I knew I was blushing slightly from the heat in my face, and my heart was beating fast. As I tried to calm myself down, I went to my closet and got ready for bed. I was more tired than I had thought. I laid down on my bed and rubbed my sleepy eyes.
“Hmm... I wish the moon could be here...” I said tiredly. Then, I shut my eyes and let the colors of my dreams in.