The Journey of the Oakshire
It was a dark and stormy night in the vast plains of Eagle Gorge and Bonnie, Angus and Tim were out in the only forest in this barren land. This forest was called Green Pass. They were out finding kindling and fire wood, so that they would not catch hypothermia and die a freezing death, out in this sad place. “Tim!” Angus called. “Angus I think that that I’ve got enough fire wood” Tim called. “Ok, let’s head back to our cave now everyone, I think that we have enough fire wood to last us the night”. Once they had climbed the mountain that led to their cave, they put the wood down and tried to start a fire. “Oh no! Angus, we have nothing to light the fire with!” Tim yelled to him from the other side of the cave where Angus was looking at the map that they had stolen from the Indian warriors that had previously imprisoned them the day before. Then they all heard a “Whoosh!” And there was fire! They looked around and saw… Bonnie! “Woof!” Bonnie cried in joy. “Wow! Bonnie is a rare fire type pet!” Angus and Tim smiled. They knew that everything was going to be ok, as long as they had Bonnie. “It’s getting pretty late guys, I think we better go to sleep now” said Angus. “Ok, we’ll get moving at daybreak, we need to get away from Eagle Gorge as fast as we can” replied Tim, and with that, they all fell asleep, dreaming of what tomorrow might have in store for them.
When Angus awoke, he saw Bonnie, right on top of him, sleeping. “Good girl Bonnie!” said Angus, but Bonnie paid no attention, because she was sleeping. Angus smiled at Bonnie. Bonnie was the best pet that anyone could have. Angus went over to Tim and woke him up. “Really? Is it time to get up now?” said Tim. “No Tim, the sun is shining and it’s daybreak but it’s not time to get up” Angus replied sarcastically. “Of course it’s time to get up!” So Tim dragged himself out of bed and got the supplies ready while Bonnie made breakfast. Tim did not want to get the supplies ready because he still had the scar from when he had fallen down Eagle Gorge. “Wow Bonnie this is the best breakfast that we have had in ages!” said Angus and Tim. And it was! No chef could compare to Bonnie! They decided that it was time to go, so they got onto their horses called Luna and Star and brought the pack ponies that they had stolen, and set off again. It was a rough trip down the mountain, and they had to dismount their horses sometimes but in the end they got onto the track and started riding again, unaware of what was about to happen to them.
“Clip clop clip clop clip clop” The steady rhythm of the horses hooves echoed around Eagle Gorge as they trotted along, hoping to find a way out of this vast and gloomy place and to return home. Angus, Tim and Bonnie were all tense, hoping not to be seen and caught by the native Indians that had cruelly imprisoned them before. Then they heard a distant chanting sound. “Hoit hoit hoit hoit hoit hoit hoit!” It sounded cruel and evil and it sent a shiver down Angus’s spine. Bonnie began to whimper. “It’ll be alright girl, it’ll be alright” said Angus, trying to calm Bonnie down. Then they saw a patrol of Indians. Their faces looked mean and uncaring as the continued the chant. In the middle of the group, there was a captive prisoner. He looked tired, and there was hardly and food on his bones. The Indians showed no pity or mercy for this unfortunate person. Angus and Tim thought that that was not right. They had been prisoners before, and they knew how sad and depressing it was. They had to save him. Angus and Tim got out there pistols from their scabbards and Bonnie got ready to breathe fire. “Charge!” Shouted Angus. “It’s the bandits!” Yelled the Indians “Get them!” The fight was on! “Bang bang!” the sound of gunfire and swords clashing sounded all around the Gorge. In all the distraction, Angus, Tim and Bonnie ran through the crowd, grabbed the prisoner and galloped away, shooting at the Indians as they went. The Indians looked angry. They will avenge.
A new friend
They galloped for a long time before they dared to stop, in case the Indians were still chasing them. It had been ten minutes that they had been riding for, and they felt safe to dismount. “Good Boys Luna and Star” said Angus, while giving them and apple each. Then they hauled the prisoner off Star and talked to him. “Are you ok?” Tim asked. “Yeah, I think so, just a few cuts” He replied. “What’s your name?” said Angus. “Adam” He croaked. “Adam, do you have any weapons?” said Tim. “I do have one thing, it’s a bow” He got the bow out from his pack. They noticed that Adam was wearing a grey and silver cloak with bronze highlights. Then out from his cloak jumped a cat! “Sparky!” Adam cried in joy. “Woof!” said Bonnie, happy to have a new friend to play with. It was only then that Adam realised that this dog was called Bonnie. “If this dog is called Bonnie, then you must be the brave and adventurous bandit called… Angus!” A memory formed in Angus’s mind. When he was a normal kid at school he had a friend called… Adam. “Adam!” Angus realised that he was his best friend from school! “Angus!” said Adam. The two old friends happily celebrated, they could leave their worries until the morning.
The Arch of Eons
In the morning Angus introduced Adam to Tim, and they too became friends. They had discovered that Bonnie and Sparky were both rare fire type pets, and that pleased everyone. They set off again, once they had walked for twenty minutes to retrieve Adam’s black stallion called Blaze. They began to canter at a steady pace towards the Arch of Eons, where the exit to the Eagle Gorge stood. This was the door to freedom, the place that would let them roam where ever they liked. To them, it would be heaven. It was evening when they reached the Arch, and it looked amazing. It glowed in the sunlight, as if it was showing them the path to freedom. “Well, this is it” said Angus. “After one whole year as a bandit, this will all be over. Are you all ready? This is the time that I’ve been waiting for my whole year as a bandit, and its heaven. So let’s go through that arch!” said Angus. And they held their breath and stepped through the arch. The door way to hope and freedom.
When they stepped through that arch, it seemed as if all of the colour had returned to the world. Green trees and sparkling blue lakes were placed all around them, and Bonnie and Sparky immediately began to play. Tim beamed and said “Well Angus, it looks like your dream came true!” And they all laughed. They did not notice a pair of eyes watching them. Then the creature emerged from the darkness. It was a troll. “Watch out Adam!” Angus yelled and he went over to Adam’s pack and retrieved a strange shaped object. Adam turned around as the troll’s mighty double bladed axe came down and… “Thud!” An arrow plunged into the troll’s scaly skin right where his heart would be. The troll stoped in mid swing, looked dazed and fell over with a mighty “Crash!” “Thanks Angus, you saved my life!” Adam exclaimed, breathing heavily. “Anything for a friend!” said Angus. This land might not have been as safe and as heaven like as they thought it might be, but they were not going back into the west, so they decided to pack up and keep on trekking, in hope of finding a place to shelter for the night, in case they met another blood hungry troll.
A small companion
Later that night, Bonnie and Sparky discovered a sheltered and hidden place behind a large clump of bushes. “Thank Bonnie and Sparky!” said Angus, Tim and Adam. They set up camp there for the night, and the pets lit the fire. It blazed a shade of amber and ruby, and Bonnie and Sparky thought that it was the most beautiful fire that they had ever seen. Just then they heard a faint “Squeak!” Coming from behind the rock and it was a… Guinea pig! “Meow!” said Sparky. “He said that she said that her name is Swirls!” “Well Tim, I think that Swirls wants to be your pet!” Exclaimed Angus as Swirls eagerly jumped onto Tim’s lap!” “Well Swirls, what can you do?” asked Tim curiously. With that Swirls picked up a stick and preformed extreme ninja skills! “I would love to have you as my pet” said Tim, overjoyed at the fact that Swirls was a ninja. They laughed and talked all night and eventually fell asleep. At dawn, they heard a sound of horses getting nearer. Swirls said that there were two of them. When the horses came round the corner, they saw that the figures riding them were messengers. They only said one thing “The king needs your help”
“What king? There’s a king?” Angus exclaimed, obviously confused. “He’s called king Oakshire, and he needs your help. He has heard that there is a new group of people in the land and you are that group. He has heard of your greatness, and he has a special message for you. Follow me and I will lead you to his castle. The messengers mounted and took off in the lead. “Well, this is exiting” said Tim. So they mounted their horses and with hand in reigns, the set off to see the king. They arrived at the castle and looked at it closely. It was a brilliant sight, with all of the stone walls and turrets, the large wooden draw bridge and the blue and gold flags flying high and proud in the sky. They went to enter the castle but they were stopped by two guards who crossed their spears to block them. “The king wants to see them” said the messengers. The guards uncrossed their weapons and let them go through the mighty draw bridge, into the massive mighty castle of king Oakshire.
They walk into the courtyard to hear the sound of chatter and jolly music. It seemed like a very happy and joyful place, were everyone got a go. The guards led them to a wooden door, decorated with coloured pieces of shining glass. The door swung open, as if it had been opened by magic. They came to a marble spiral stair case, the walls of it decorated with painting of what seemed to be the previous kings and queens of the kingdom. The staircase seemed to go on forever, and when they reached the top, the guards left them. They knocked on the door and a stressed voice replied “Come in, please” They opened the door and saw a rather handsome, but pudgy man. “Hello your highness, what can we do for you?” Angus asked. “We are at war with the trolls, they are terrorizing and destroying our land, we need your help to defeat them” The king answered. “Your highness, we would be honoured to fight for your kingdom” said Adam. “Yes, we would” said Angus and Tim in agreement. “Woof Squeak Meow!” said Bonnie Swirls and Sparky. “I guess that’s a yes” said Angus. And then he said to the king “We will fight for your kingdom” “Excellent!” The king said, joyed. “We will provide you with food, supplies and shelter for the night! Rest my brave warriors, tomorrow we fight!” And with that, they stepped out of the room and went down stair to their new bedrooms.
It was dawn in the kingdom, and Angus, Adam and Tim had eaten breakfast with the king and confirmed their mission, before preparing for the day. They went over to the stables to collect Luna, Star and Blaze. They put all of their supplies onto the pack ponies, put on their new chainmail armour, but Adam kept his cloak on top of the chainmail. They received new bows and swords, as their old ones had been mangled and broken in their previous encounters. They bid the king farewell, and set off to the troll kingdom, following the king’s map all the way. It was a rough and dangerous path, but in the end they had made it to the troll kingdom. They stood on the hill and looked down at the kingdom with all of the troll army inside. “Well” said Angus “this is just going to be another big adventure for all of us” “Woof!” said Bonnie and they set off to complete the quest.