A young boy is running through some woods on the outskirts of a small town.
Eventhough it just started to rain, he is already drenched from is navy blue, long
sleeve shirt, and vest, to his blues jeans and sneakers. The reason he is running can
be clearly seen right behind him in hot pursuit, three hunched over creatures
resembling dinosaurs. As he was running he looked for some way to hide or get
away, but every possibility he came up with seemed to slip into a worst-case
scenario. He continued to run but, he was getting tired and the creatures chasing
him were gaining up on him. He was desperate now, he looked everywhere for some
way to get away from them. Just then up ahead he saw some bushes he could jump
into, "perfect!", he thought and jumped into them. The three creatures stopped right in
front of the bush he was hiding in. "Where'd he go?", asked the first one in a low
growl. The boy, also known as Matthew, could tell that the one who spoke was the
leader, for unlike the other two creatures he had a helmet on. "I'm not sure sir",
replied the second one, "but he can't have gone far." "We'll keep looking," said the
the third one sniffing the air, "but it will be hard, the rain is masking his scent." "I
don't care!", yelled the leader, "No one gets away with insulting Captain Dino! no
one!" "Yes sir!", replied the other two Dinos at the same time, "We won't let you
down!" They then ran off in three different directions. "Whew that was waaaay too
close", said Matt whipping off his forehead with a one of his sleeves. "What was too
close?" "WHAAA!!!" yelled Matthew in surprise. He turned around to see what looked
to be a large lobster with no antennae looking at him. "Well?" Asked the creature
again. "Forget about that!" Matthew almost yelled, "Who are you?" "My name is
Crimson," He replied, "Nice to meet you..." Crimson said as if to say 'and you are?'.
"Matthew, Matthew Semmons" replied Matthew as he extended a hand toward
Crimson. Crimson just looked at him curiously with his head tilted to one side. "Oh,
you don't know what a hand shake is do you?" said Matthew. Crimson shook his
head, "Well that's okay don't worry about it." "Okay," Crimson replied. Just then
Matthew's stomach growled loudly. Causing Matthew and Crimson to sweat. "Well I
haven't eaten in a while, and I guess I am kinda hungry," Matthew said rubbing the
back of his head. "Well was getting hungry myself to be honest. Let's go into town
and get something to eat." "Okay!" Matthew beamed happily, "let's go!"
It was a two-mile walk back to town. Matthew couldn't believe he had just ran those
two miles running from those Dinos. He looked over to Crimson who looked back and
gave what could be interpreted as a smile. Matthew smiled back and decided to break
the silence. "So Crimson," Matthew said looking forward as he talked, "why were you
in those woods by yourself?" Crimson stopped dead in his tracks Matthew stopped to
and looked back at his new friend. "What's wrong?" ".........Sigh” was the only reply
he got. "Come on, you can tell me." Matthew encouraged "It's better to tell someone
what wrong then to just keep it all bottled up inside so let it out." "Well," Crimson
started, "It's a long story." "We've got time." Matthew replied trying to encourage
Crimson to share his story. "Okay," said Crimson "It all started a few days ago...
I lived in a happy little town called Koroma It was beautiful especially since the
the cherry blossoms where in full bloom...
"Come back here Crimson!" says a young boy playfully " You'll have to catch me
first!" replies Crimson.
I was playing with my master's son as he was watching when all of a hail of fireballs
came raining from the sky hitting several houses causing them to catch fire
"Crimson I want you to take Marshall, and my sword, and get as far away from here
as you can." "B-but master I want stay with you a fight" "No , I'm counting on you to
take care of my son now go!"
After strapping the sword to my back he sent me and Marshall off away from the towns
people who were fighting the monsters who attacked us. he went and joined them.
As I was running with Marshall some of the monsters chased after me and started to
shoot fireballs at. One hit Marshall in the back of the head killing him... I didn't
notice until I was half way into that forest. I gave Marshall the best burial i could and
marked it with a piece of wood I found nearby.
"And then I found you,” Crimson finished. Matthew looked at Crimson and realized
that sword was still on his back. "Whoa...I'm sorry I..." "Don''t worry about it,"
Crimson said cutting him off, "you were right it did feel better getting that off my
chest." "Well...okay." Matthew replied, since they had been walking the whole time,
they were already only a few feet from the town. " Well cheer up Crimson at least you
have me to keep you company now!" Matthew said trying to cheer up hs friend. "You
know what?" Crimson asked. "What?" Matthew replied. "You're right!" Crimson said
happily. "Hey I'll race you to town!" said Matthew running ahead. "You're on!"
Crimson yelled back running after him. "He is right," Crimson thought to himself. “At
least I don’t have to be alone anymore."