Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Day 26~ Z is for Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin)

I don't have much to say about Led Zeppelin except for they are sheer awesomeness. My favorite songs are Kashmir and Stairway to Heaven. Kashmir is just very energetic and intense, it's just so... beautiful *sniffles*  And Stairway to Heaven is Soooooooooooo gorgeous and beautiful. It makes me tear up every time I hear it because it brings back good memories. Check out Kashmir Here and Stairway to Heaven Here
Kashmir, Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin
ASDSKJF I just love these songs so much! Anyways this is day twenty-six of the A-to-Z ChallengeWow! Today is the last day of the A-to-Z Challenge! I hope you enjoyed! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We posted everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 25~ Y is for Ytterbium

In science class, each of us our assigned an element to research and do a project on. Mary got Iodine, while I got Ytterbium (Yb)(It-ter-bee-um). 'What is Ytterbium?' you might ask. Well thats why I am here! Ytterbium is a bright, soft, silvery-white, extremely rare metal. It is not found naturally. Any ways it was founded in 1878 in Geneva, Switzerland by a man named 

Jean Charles Galissard. Ytterbium 

is a solid and very malleable and ductile

It has 70 electrons,70 protons and 104 

neutrons and the atomic weight is 

173.4. It was named after a small village in

Sweden called Ytterby.

(Sources:http://www.chemicool.com/elements/ytterbium.html )

ASJKDFHDAF Did my teacher really have to give me one of the hardest ones? I'll take the challenge though! Anyways this is day twenty-five of the A-to-Z Challenge! Wow! Only one day left! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Monday, April 28, 2014

Day 24~ X is for Xenon


Yes, x is for xenon. For those who don't know,  Xenon (Xe) is an element on the periodic table, with an atomic number of 54, and is one of the noble gases. In science, we are learning about atoms and atomic stucture. Today, we had to color in the different groups of the periodic table. I asked my friend for a green colored pencil. She handed me the pencil, titled "Peacock Green". Yeah, it turns out that peacock green, really isn't green, it's more of a blue-green, not quite turquoise, but not quite blue.

My science SOL is in about three weeks, and I'm kind of nervous, due to the fact that the science SOL isn't just about the stuff we learn in eighth grade. It's also on everything we learned in sixth and seventh grade. I'm going to need to hit the books soon! Has anyone ever had a test they were nervous about? I want to hear your stories so comment them down below :) and be sure to follow our blog!

~Mary Mac


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Day 23~ W is for Weekend Writing

So every so often my english teacher assigns us to write on the weekends, in which she creatively calls them "Weekend Writings". I decided to post the weekend writing I wrote today for fun, tell me what you think :) (sorry, it's a bit lengthy I suppose)

The newly birthed sun peeked through the branches of the slender evergreens that reached up and touched the sky. The warm light kissed my face as if it was wishing me a good morning, or perhaps congratulating me that I awoke to live another day. 12 days. That's all I have left to live. 12 more sunrises, 13 more sunsets. My chest tightened and shivers went up my spine at the thought of it. I tucked a strawberry blonde curl behind my ear. 

Yesterday had been a perfectly normal day. I was in the school yard playing with the shiny black and white soccer ball along with the other middle schoolers. All was fun and games, that is, until the giant ominous cloud appeared. It was the biggest and darkest storm cloud I have seen in the entirety of my life and was close in comparison to pitch black. Static electricity crackled within the boundaries of the cloud, causing it to flash to an electric blue. I never saw the cloud in the distance, or move towards us. Certainly I would have seen it, but this cloud just suddenly appeared above our heads out of thin air like a magic trick. The wind picked up and rain poured out of the sky. Leaves twirled around the black top like mini tornadoes. Teachers rushed around frantically trying to get every student inside. Mr. Ramirez yelled at me harshly to come inside. I tried to run over and join my classmates, but I could not bring my body to move. It refused to budge an inch. I gazed up at the sky in awe. I was suddenly engulfed in pure white light and a large ‘boom’ was released, silencing the rain, my screaming classmates and Mr. Ramirez.

I peeled my crusty eyelids away from each other and brought my eyes to focus after a few seconds. I looked around. I was in a completely white room with greek pillars and a cream marble floor. A man with chiseled features sat in a throne across from me. His muscles were so grand I wondered how it was humanly possible. His sun kissed skin was accented by a pure white toga. In his long salt and pepper hair was an olive branch wreath. HIs longish facial hair came down in long locks of curls that hid his chin and covered his mouth.

“It’s about time you woke,” The man said in his booming voice. “I had wished to wake you up a few hours ago with a shock, but my son Apollo advised not to. You silly mortals and dying.” He pointed to a young man with a gleaming mop of hair that resembled gold and let out a bellow that shook the whole room as if the thought humored him.

“Tea?” Apollo asked, holding up a white ceramic mug. 

“Wait,” I said through a confused daze. “Mortal, as in your immortal?” I questioned.

“Nice to see your catching on,” The man said with a smirk on his face. 

“And if Apollo is your son, then you must be-.“

“Zeus.” Zeus chimed in. “Indeed, I am almighty Zeus, god of lightning. Cassandra, I do believe I have a quest for you."


ASFHSAS I put literally no thought into it, and it took me 10 minutes to write, so I hope you enjoyed my lazy attempt to write. Anyways this is day twenty-three of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Friday, April 25, 2014

Day 22~ V is for voodoo

Acupuncture is total voodoo, but it works! I recently found out that I have tendonitis in my elbow
because I use it to much. I have a tournament this weekend and my elbow was really hurting. My mom took me to acupuncture and now it feels twenty times better, and I was able to play today.
Some people are scared of acupuncture because of the needles, but the needles used in acupuncture aren't shot needles, and they barely pierce your skin! Anyone with pain should go to acupuncture. It is awesome. Have you ever had acupuncture. I want to hear your stories! Post them in the comments below. :-)
~Mary Mac

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Day 21~ U is for Unicorns

The world would be a much better place if we had unicorns! Need I say more?(<--- insert interrobang here, if you had seen my earlier post I is for interrobangs ;)) They are full of grace, beauty and power! And they have pretty awesome horns, you gotta admit. Does anyone agree with me? If I had a pet unicorn... never mind, that's probably not a good idea... the world would spontaneously combust or something. *Sigh* I am probably the reason why unicorns do not live on this earth (or so we think...) But seriously. Just look at the word unicorn... Unicorn... UNICORN... UNICORUNICORN so majestic and prettyful! IT EVEN HAS ONE LETTER FOR EVERY COLOR IN THE RAINBOW!
ASHFKSF I wanna pet unicorn :( Anyways this is day twenty-one  of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Day 20~ T is for Toddler Time

Tomorrow in FACS class (family and consumer science) we get to take care of toddlers, ages two to
five, for an hour and a half. I have no hope for my group. My teacher put me in the game group, which means my group is in charge of the game we are going to play with the toddlers. That would be awesome and fun and all, except for the fact the I got made the leader of the group and the group is made of all annoying boys who have no manners and act up in class. I don't even have another girl in my group! Since I'm the leader, it means I'm responsible for all the work my group needs to get done, but the rest of my group, the annoying stupid boys, talk all class and joke around, and leave me to do all the work. And get this, when I don't have everything done by the end of class because I'm trying to do the work of four people, they get all mad at me and tell me that I'm the leader so I need to get anything done. But they won't listen or help, and they think that they can tell me I'm not doing a good job. If they screw something up tomorrow I'm going to lose it. I've tried everything except yelling at them because I'm not allowed to yell in class. Even my teacher thinks they are annoying and won't listen, because when I asked her for help she told me to do my best and hope for the best.
Have you ever had to work with people that you don't like? Comment your stories down below :)

~Mary Mac



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day 19~ S is for scary

Yesterday afternoon was very strange. I heard some sort of yelling around 4ish. I thought nothing of it because it's probably one of those weird teenagers. About 20 minutes later I heard sirens and they stopped after a few seconds like they were just passing by. 10 minutes later I was getting my shoes on and getting ready to go to volley ball and my dad looked out the window and said "There is an ambulance out side of our neighbors house!" I got a closer look and there was a fire truck
and in my neighbors yard appeared to be a man laying there. There were medics by his side and a stretcher surfboard type thing on the lawn. I went outside to check it out and his hands were shaking. He happened to be my neighbor Bob who lives in that house. My dad went over and asked some lady about it. She said that she thinks he went for a walk and tripped and fell. I personally think he had a was electrocuted or had a 
Here you can see the surfboard
stretcher thing and his legs.
seizure. A seizure is probably my best bet. He had to wait 30 minutes for an ambulance to come from a different town because all of the ambulances from my town are out. They said they think he'll be fine yesterday, but I have yet to hear a thing today :(


ASFHJDKSGF I feel like if I investigated the strange sound he could of been saved at least a half an hour than he actually was... Anyways this is day nineteen of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 18~ R is for Receiving Awards

Sorry for the late update, but I couldn't post it until today. You see, my civics teacher made our class
enter an essay contest about patriotism. At the time I didn't think much of it. About a month after I entered my essay in the contest, I got a letter addressed to me from a name I didn't recognize. I had my mom open it and read it. As she read the look on her face was one of curiousness. When I asked her if I could read it, she looked up at me with a glint in her eye. As I looked at it, my face lit up. I had won the essay contest for the county, and later, I found out that I had won all of my district, which is pretty big; Just saying ;) However my essay lost at the state level.

Today was the award ceremony for school, and the representative from the contest came and gave me my awards. He had a really big mustache, but he seemed pretty cool. I won $150 for winning the county and I won $250 for winning the district. However, I didn't know until I received it, that I had won the $250 dollars, I only knew about the $150. That was a huge surprise. I still have no idea what I'm going to spend my $400 dollars on. If you guys have any ideas put them down in the comments. Also comment and tell me if you've ever won anything :)

~Mary Mac

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 17~ Q is for Quack

So, I've been a bit busy lately and haven't had time to post, so I thought I'd post something random. We all have those random days eh? Moo ima pig and quack I have nothing else to say so heres a picture of a monkey riding a pig, Enjoy

ASHFDSG, sometimes I'd rather not be busy, yet when I'm not busy I'm bored... what a rough life ;) Anyways this is day seventeen of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Friday, April 18, 2014

Day 16~ P is for Playing My Guitar


 If you guys don't already know, I play the guitar. I started playing a few months ago, and I love playing my guitar. I decided to name my guitar Chaz. Yes, you spell Chaz with a z. Some people spell it with an s (Chas) and it drives me crazy. And either way it looks so much cooler when it's spelled with a z. Just go with it.

Anyway, I made a special video for you guys of me playing my guitar. Hope you guys like it.  Here is the link. Click this for the link :)

What song should I learn how to play next? Put your suggestions in the comments. And follow our blog if you like our posts :)

DISCLAIMER: I DID NOT WRITE THE SONG FREE FALLIN'. ALL CREDIT GOES TO TOM PETTY.

~Mary Mac


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day~15 O is for Obsessions

I have this one friend who can never talk like a normal person. Instead, she goes through these 'obsession phases' where all she can do is talk about that obsession and nothing else. Even if you change the subject she somehow relates it back to her obsession.
Here is a few of her past obsessions:

  • The Hunger Games book
  • The twilight series
  • Sara~ she claimed there was a ghost that died and lived in her mind and told her what to do while forcing her to eat grapes to make her more powerful....
  • Catching fire and Mocking Jay (books)
  • youtubers (Which I am too ;))
And most recently

  • One direction
  • 5sos (5 seconds of summer)
Which is all she talks about, and frankly can get quite annoying. What's funny is she started listening to One direction while she had a concussion. She knows things about them such as their blood types and other things that are not 'G rated'. Recently while I was sick I started listening to 5sos.... I'm doomed.... The world is coming to an end....

ASHDKSHF I never thought I'd like a boy band.... I just can't.... Anyways this is day fifteen of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 14~ N is for No Luvin' Girls Club

So, my brother (10 years old) and two of my boy "cousins" (they are really close family friends--6, and 4 years old) came up to me and my family one day when they were visiting and announced that they had made a club.  When asked what the club was they replied very nonchalantly, "It's the no luvin' girls club". 

You should probably know that all three of them think love is the grossest thing ever.  Seriously, you know when Han kissed Leia in Return of the Jedi?  All three of them hid under the blankets and chorus, "Ewwwwww! Grooooooss!" while everyone else was going, "Awwwww."

So anyway, we asked them what the rules of the club were. They were;
~You can't love girls
~No being friends with girls
~All girls will be referred to as gross and weird

Yeah, so my brother and my "cousins" are a little insane.  When my brother brings home a girl in a few years, I'm going to tell her all the stories about how he hated love and it's going to embarrass him, and he's going to deny it all.  Then, I'm just going to show the poor girl this post and my brother is going to be majorly embarrassed.  Haha evil big sister moment.

Does anyone else have a strange little brother?  I wanna hear your stories, so comment them down below.  And, as always, follow the blog if you like it :)

~ Mary Mac


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 13~ M is for Money $$$$

Do you know that saying: _______ Makes the world go 'round? You most have either heard 'Love' or my favorite 'Money'. Who says money can't buy happiness? It makes me happy to have it and to spend it! Usually if you don't have a lot of money, you struggle in life and are sad. :( When you have lots of money you are happy :) Children, this is why money is your friend (That made no sense but w/e)
ASDHFKAF I wish I had more money to buy video games with -_- Anyways this is day thirteen (Mine and Mary's favorite number, and our age :)) of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 12~ L Is For Library

One of my favorite places in the world is the library. My library has a teen center. There, they have computers, board games, video games, and of course, books. My friends and I hang out there a lot, especially since we all live fairly close to the library.

My favorite books are the Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling. My favorite in the series is the third book, The Prisoner of Azkaban. Comment down below your favorite book. Please follow out blog if you like this post or any other posts :)

~ Mary Mac

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 11~ K is for Komondors

A komondor (Come-in-door-) is a breed of dog
known for guarding sheep from wolves in freezing cold weather of places. They are normally called "Wolves in sheep clothing" because their hair comes down in long cords (Dread locks). 


A Komondor in show coat (animalkingdomz00.com)
Komondors are very loyal to their families and protect them from anything, as they would with the sheep. Sadly, most komondors are not good with strangers because they are guard dogs. They may be fine with your friend one second and then the next, view them as an enemy. Most komondors will reset their views on everyone but close family.
A little girl laying on a komondor (www.greatdogsite.com)




Saxon, my komondor, is a wonderful companion. He is incredibly smart and very goofy. He has the best personality of any dog. At the moment he is around 6 or 7 years old, and has arthritis in his legs, but still acts like a puppy at times. He is completely shaved down and spends his time laying on the couch all day and at night running up stairs to his OWN bedroom and going to sleep on the bed. He is also the best snuggler you could ask for :)
Saxon laying on his very own queen sized bed... thats bigger then my bed..
Saxon :)
Wasn't he the cutest puppy in the world? He's always smiling and wagging his tail


I have had three komondors through out my whole life. They are truly wonderfulintelligent, beautiful and sweet dogs.
ASDFGSD my parents say that saxon is our last komondor :( At least he is the best dog I have ever had. Anyways this is day eleven of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page


Friday, April 11, 2014

Day 10~ J is for Jump

So lately my friends and have been playing a lot of basketball.
Since there is a lot of us we tend to play knockout a lot. We are all pretty good at basketball, so a simple game of knockout turns into an all out competition. There is yelling and cheering and something that my friend made up called bull crap physics. It's basically "physics" we made up for our basketball games when the ball goes in, how it goes in and where on the backboard it hits. So yeah. Happy a-z challenging and follow and comment if you like the blog :)

~ Mary Mac

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 9~ I is for Interrobangs

This:, is an interrobang. Yes, it is a real punctuation mark. Sadly, it has fallen out of use. An interrobang is a cross between a question mark and an exclamation point. Instead of saying "WHAT?!?!" You would say WHAT‽ It was invented in 1962. Check out the wiki page here.

ASGJDKF I wish it hadn't fallen out of use... I would use it so often. Anyways this is day nine of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the 
creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Day 8~ H is for Hashtag

#Awesome #This #Blog #Post #Is #Amazing. #Hashtags #Are #The #Best
#Hashtag
Haha not really; actually people who use hashtags in every other sentanc are kind of annoying I can understand the use of hashtags for social media, but in normal English language? I'm just shaking my head. Lol:)

~Mary Mac



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 7~ G is for Guitars

Most people, when they see someone playing a guitar, it seems like it's so easy, and perfectly normal. Usually if you think such a thing, you most likely have never tried playing a guitar before. Although musicians may make it seem easy, or may say it's easy to play the guitar, but that also depends on their experience level and how often they practice. (Unless of course, your a musical prodigy) I started playing the guitar a few months ago, and it is so hard at first, and is still hard to this day, although more things come with ease, such as the movements, notes and chords. For a beginning guitarist, all I have to say, is it hurts your fingers like crazy, until you develop calluses. I have played the violin for approximately five years, and even though I had calluses from that, it hurt so much. I played for around eight hours a day. It all payed off and now I rarely feel any pain while playing. My father has been playing guitar for over 30 years, and has four Gibson Les Pauls at the moment I think. I have an Epiphone Les Paul (I absolutely love the sound of the Les Pauls since I grew up with them). I named her Lyric :) Mary too has been playing guitar for as long as I have and has a red Fender Stratocaster, who she named Chaz
"Lyric" Melody's Guitar
ASHFKSL I wish I were better at guitar, but I don't have much time :( Anyways this is day seven of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Monday, April 7, 2014

Day 6~ F is for Fabulously Freaky!

Hello. My dreams are now haunted by the following. I'd like you to join the club :) Your welcome. *Warning/Disclaimer* The following is can be very disturbing to some people, but is PG so no worries!

The first thing, I found a few weeks ago on instagram
Need I explain more about this? ITS SO WEIRD AND FREAKY. I also want to burst out laughing every time I see it. 

The second thing... I hate this so much. It's called "Little Baby's Ice Cream "This is a Special Time" Uploaded by LittleBabysIceCream themselves. Enjoy the clip...

I honestly couldn't sit through the whole minute of it. Way too creepy and disturbing for me. Although I do watch Happy Tree Friends, which is even more disturbing on some levels. I don't know what is off about it... Maybe the eyes, or the fact that that is cannibalism... of ones own body. No joke, this is a legitimate commercial for Little Baby's Ice Cream, which is a real company in Pennsylvania. I wonder what other countries think of the U.S. now when they see this viral video. Yes, viral video. It has over five million views.
ASHJKGDSLF This is going to give me major nightmares. Anyways this is day six of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Day 5~ E is for Exhausted

Exhausted


The season started today and my team had it's first tournament. I had to wake up at 5:30 in the morning and we played through 3:30. Outside it was freezing cold and the wind was sharp and biting. Me and my team were a little rough around the edges but for our first day out after winter, I'd say we did pretty good. We went 1-2 which means we won one, and lost two, out of three. Tomorrow we will be playing in the silver bracket, and I have to wake up at 5:30 in the morning again. I'm too tired to think of anything else to write right now, so talk to you all later.

Comment down below if you have been exhausted from sports and follow our blog if you like this post or any other of our posts :)

~Mary Mac

Friday, April 4, 2014

Day 4~ D is for Dogs

Dogs
So I have always wanted to have a dog. A dog that loves me and that I love back and we can play and cuddle. But, my mean old mother always says no. These are her reasons;
- It's to messy (according to her I won't clean up after the dog).
- She won't pick up dog poop. (why I can't do that I have to idea).
- Apparently I won't remember to feed the dog.
- The dog will die and we will all be upset (so maybe that's a good reason).

Anyways, comment down below if u agree or disagree with my moms reasoning, and follow our blog if you enjoy this or any other posts. :)

~ Mary Mac

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Day 3~ C is for Cold!

Lately I've been really annoyed with the weather... It's supposed to be spring, AND IT WAS SNOWING LAST WEEK. Why? I do not wish anything bad about winter (As its my favorite season) but I'm so sick of it. I'm ready to turn in my sweaters and jeans and trade them for my shorts and t-shirts. My parents have been really upset lately saying "Why don't you practice volleyball? You'd be so much better." I'm like, "It's 10 degrees out! Would you practice in below freezing weather?" Once it's spring I can actually get some energy out by riding bikes and hanging out with friends outside, instead of in on technology all day (Which isn't such a bad thing to me) This week, It's finally in the 60's! Thank the lord

ASDLJHSF I can't wait for spring to come and stay! Anyways this is day three of the A-to-Z Challenge! Check the creators out here. Also, Click for our youtube trailer here and out instagram here. We will be posting everyday, except sunday, each with the first letter starting with the following letter of the alphabet. Thanks for reading today :) TTYL!
~Melody Page  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Day 2~ B is for Best Story Ever

Best Story Ever

So, in spectrum, me and a couple of my friends are working on a project where we have to write a play for the whole class. I'm the main character, YAY!. And, we are writing the story first, then scripting it. Here is a sneak peak. There is more to come later. Thanks to Meridith and Micaela for helping me edit this. 
I hope you guys enjoy and please comment down below and follow us if you like this :)

(A/U: P.O.V stand for point of view. This is part of chapter one.)


Kings Court (Princess P.O.V)
I ran across the grassy courtyard, trampling over flowers that hadn't yet bloomed with tears streaming down my face. I was angry, no, furious, with my mother. She had gone completely against my wishes and betrothed me to the prince from our rival kingdom. She believes that by him marrying me it will bring peace to our nations. I on the other hand, can't stand the thought of having to be married, let alone being married to that evil, obnoxious... well, you get the point. I'm what you would call a rebel. I'm the oldest daughter of Queen Chloe and King John and the heir to my parents throne. My mom and I don't quite get along. I'm not exactly the perfect doll faced princess that she expected me to be. I absolutely hate wearing dresses or anything that I can’t climb in, makeup is a no-no, and my views on marriage are not what she wants. She also thinks that since I'm the oldest I should be the smartest, the most diplomatic, you name it. Therefore, my little sisters, princesses Quinn and Shelby are her favorites. They are your average perfect princesses.
I finally got to where I was running to, the big oak tree outside the castle by the archery fields. It has perfect branches for climbing and enough leaves to hide me, but not enough to block the reading light. Also, there was nobody in the whole kingdom, except my one and only friend, who knew where this place was. I could hide here for years and not a soul would know where I was.
Just as I got my legs completely in the big oak, I heard voices coming closer. I moved higher in the tree, just in case they looked up and saw me. Not a minute, later I discovered who the voices belonged to, it was Prince Peter, my betrothed and someone in a long, black, hooded cloak. I held my breath and listened in to what they were saying.
“I have managed to convince the girls mother to betroth her to me, when do we commence the plan and how?” The prince said, looking around to make sure that no one was watching.
“I will send one of my most trusted agents, to do the dark deed, on the day of your wedding, after the ceremony when everyone will be together in one place, then the kingdom will be ours.” the hooded figure said, with an evil laugh at the end of her speech. And then they both walked away with evil smirks on their faces.
I clamped my hand over my mouth to stop myself from shrieking in shock. The dark deed! And the kingdom will be ours! That could only mean one thing, Prince Peter has a plan to kill me and my parents after the wedding when he would become heir to the throne, should I perish. I shut my eyes to prevent myself from crying. What am I supposed to do about it? I feel so weak and childish crying over this. I knew that I would have to make a plan and fast, because if the kingdom were to become Peter's then who knew what kind of terrible things would happen. I figured that the only way to prevent the disaster from happening would be to break off my engagement, but to do that I would need to have proof otherwise my mother wouldn't even hear me out. I slumped down in the tree and sobbed.
Then, I heard a voice, a familiar and friendly voice, calling me down from the tree. That voice belonged to my only friend, the chief knight, Noal. However, at the moment I didn't really want to get out of my hiding spot, so I didn't answer. I should have known, though, that he wouldn't let me get away with hiding from the world forever, because just seconds after he didn't get an answer, he climbed up the tree gracefully and sat down. When he saw my puffy eyes and sunken expression, he asked, “Mary, what's wrong?”
Lying to him wouldn't work because we had known each other for as long as I could remember. So I explained the situation to him, somehow managing to not burst into tears. After I finished talking we sat in silence for a few minutes, each of us thinking hard about what we were going to do to prevent Peter from taking the throne. Then, Noal said, “Maybe I could help you find proof, they have to have a double agent in the castle, probably in the king’s court, to feed them information and to be there after the wedding to kill you and your family. Also, you should probably learn how to defend yourself; I could teach you if you want.”
“You're a genius,” I said, “But, how are we going to spy on my father’s court, without being obvious, if the double agent finds out that we are spying, he or she will be sure to cover his tracks double the amount he or she originally would've. And, self-defense sounds like a good idea, but you know that my mom doesn't approve of anything that could even so slightly make me chip a nail, and if she found out that I actually had a friend, then she would lock me in my room forever.”
“You have a point,” he responded “Do you think that you could sneak out of your room for an hour or two in the middle of the night?” he asked.
“Yes I could, in fact I know a secret passage out of my room, but why? I asked.
“Because I was thinking that maybe we could do all of the secret training and spying at night when everyone is asleep and no one would be any the wiser.”
“Have I ever told you that you're the most insane person I've ever met?” I exclaimed, “I'm in”
“Good, then I'll meet you tonight outside of the royal kitchens at three in the morning.” Noal told me.
“Alright, see you then,” I responded. Then, we both jumped out of the tree and walked back to the castle.