Almost as if he was invisible, Brenn slipped between the shadowy pillars of the darkened hall. As he ascended the winding steps, his footsteps seemed soundless.
As he reached the wide moonlit landing, the girl suddenly turned round and faced him. The hood of her dove grey cloak slipped back. It was the girl they called Ellen.
“Don’t!” she said.
“Don’t follow me!”
“You’re going to the Old Library,” Brenn said accusingly. “You know the books there are forbidden.”
She smiled slowly. “But you won’t tell though, will you, Brenn?” she said. “Because you’ve been searching for it too, haven’t you?”
Ellen tried to convince Brenn, but it wasn't working. He tried to ignore her, but when she started to cry and knelt down to convince Brenn, he finally agreed to not to tell anybody about it and will help her find the book.
“Okay, I'll help you find the book. But we'll start tomorrow morning. Before the sun rises.” Brenn said.
“Sure, thanks for helping me Brenn. I really want to find my family right now. I don't even know how they're doing, trapped in that book...” Ellen sobbed.
“It's okay. Let's go back to the dorm, or we'll be in big trouble.”
They couldn't sleep so they went out. Knowing they couldn't come back. When they were at the middle of the road, they heard a voice, saying, “So we meet yet another...” Both of them stopped to look around. No one was there. They continued on their journey when they heard a cry, “HELP ME!” They were shocked but that didn't stop them from reaching their goal. They both reached their hands out for the book. As soon as they touched it, it felt like a shock just went through their body. We were in the middle of a battle field...
The tug of anxiety turned into a torrent of fear that was raging inside them. They had felt the book, had been affected by its contents, but as they looked around at the shabby exterior of the cellar, there was nothing around them. 'Did you feel it?' Ellen asked, not seeing it necessary to explain further, 'Yes. I don’t think I liked the feel of that'. She chuckled softly, feeling glad for the company. ‘I don’t understand Brenn, what are these books?’ She flopped onto the floor, drained suddenly. Brenn lowered himself slowly to a crouch and flicked her chin lightly with his hand. ‘Do you want me to explain?’ She nodded feebly. ‘Written down, possibly in the far reaches of this earth and maybe right under our noses, is everything.’ She smiled uneasily and raised an eyebrow at him ‘I know it sounds ridiculous but it’s true. Life, love, hate, wars, death… everything, all encompassed in three books. Past, future and present. They are forbidden and hidden from prying eyes. Just a single touch, that’s all it takes to know things. Everything in those three states to be precise. Touch the Book of the Past, you know all in the past. Book of the Present, you feel everything in the present. Book of the Future, well you get the idea. They control things. Every single thing on this planet and the others is written down for the world to follow, you still with me?’ ‘I think so, carry on’…
Brenn said, “I have a feeling that we have to go in to the book of the past and rescue your family.” “First we should get in to the book of the past and find out what happened to your family”. “OK in to the book of the past said Ellen in a nervous voice. As soon as Ellen and Brenn touched the book a flash of white light appeared and then they got in. “ Where are we?” asked Brenn. “WHERE DO YOU THINK!” shouted Ellen. “ Now I remember.” Replied Brenn. They ran to the flashing white light. It was a note saying book closes at 5:00pm. Brenn looked at his watch and said “ It is 2:00 we have time, Look a door lets move” as they were moveing they hear a sound from the celing it was a eccho the voice said “HELP TRAPPED HELP HELP HELP” “Ellen Shouted Mom Dad is that you” AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the mystirious voice shouted “mom, dad, are you there???????”…
By Brian and Tristian. Woolwich Polytechnic School
“How do I Know” Brenn snapped back. The howling sound brought to the argument to an abrupt halt. Against all better judgement they began to walk towards the noise. It appeared to come from the corner of the building. “Over there by those boxes” Ellen murmured. They strode over and peered tentatively into an open box. Astonished Brenn pulled out an action figure with his face. He examined it closely to see all his features moulded onto the plastic face, even the scar on his left cheek. He turned to tell Ellen only to see her walking to a lift. He runs to catch up just making into the lift before the door closes. After a short ride upwards they exit into a dark corridor. Looking left they saw the corridor leading to a bright light, illuminating a silver metal door. They ran towards it, heaving the large handle they pushed the door open on it’s heavy metal hinges. Walking through the children found themselves on a balcony, they were shocked to see…..
BY Tristan Q and Michael F
They knew they had to get rid of the book forever. Ellen returned to the old library to find a way to make sure that the book could be destroyed and the vampire with it. As she crept through the bookshelves, she once again came upon a mysterious book. It was unlike any other book. It had no title and was locked. With curiosity she picked it up. Maybe this book would have the answer so that the vampire would stay in the past forever. To her surprise the book started shaking. Ellen dropped the book and the book screamed, "Nothing is ever really over. The vampire will rise again when you least expect it."