The next chapter! Again, all names have been changed to protect privacy (because these are based off of real people) except for my name. The next chapter will come in a bit. Oh and by the way Smoke is the cat in the thumbnail.
I had told my parents that we were going to a friend’s house to hang out. They had said okay because Connor’s house was just down the street. When I came out of the house, I was met by Zach and Syrenity. “Hi Cassy’s friends,” Elaina said.
I said, “ Elaina, this is Zach and Syrenity. Zach and Syrenity, this is Elaina.”
“Hi,” they said.
“Let’s go,” I said.
As we walked down the street, I wondered if Connor was telling the truth. Hopefully, he was. I mean, how many people get to see a talking cat in their life? Another reason why I was hoping he was telling the truth was because it’s not nice to lie to people. We were at Connor’s house now. I walked up and knocked on the door. I saw Connor’s head poke out as he opened the door. You could only really see his brown hair and eyes. When he saw it was us, his face lit up and he opened the door fully. Then we walked inside.
“Mom! My friends are here!!” He yelled.
No reply. “Meh. We can go outside anyway,” He said. “Follow me.”
We followed him to his back door. He opened it and we all went outside. Then Connor said, “Smoke, I brought some of my friends. Can you come out?”
“Are they going to hurt me? Or take me away?” A voice said from behind a big box.
“No. They're kids, like me.”
“Okay then. But don’t lie.”
Then the most beautiful cat I had ever seen came out from behind the box. She had black stripes all over her back, legs, and tail, and she was a very light grey with a yellow underbelly. She also had light blue eyes. She gasped and ran over to us. “They fit the descriptions in terms of physical looks!” she exclaimed.
Syrenity jumped back when Smoke started talking. “Y-you w-were right C-Connor. She can talk!”
“I wasn’t lying,” he said.
Smoke looked at me and mumbled,” Eyes of ice and soul of fire, that fits perfectly.”
“A talking cat? Is this your pet, Connor?” Elaina said.
“I am nobody’s pet! I am a free cat!” Smoke said, clearly offended.
“Well, I didn’t know! Where are you from?” Elaina asked.
“I’m from Dunwall, but I doubt you know what that place is. I was trying to move to the world of Minecraft, but that failed. Now I’m here.”
“Dumb wall? You never said anything about you living in a place called Dumb wall,” Connor said.
“It’s DUNWALL, okay! And I hated it there anyway,” Smoke said.
“Dunwall… I’ve heard that name before…,” Elaina mumbled, too quiet for anyone to hear but me.
“ANYWAY, so Connor told you that I need all of you to help me get back to Driftwood and my group members so that way I can get out of this place. But first, Elaina, touch my head.”
“How did you know my name? I didn’t tell you!”
Then Elaina walked over to Smoke and put her hand on Smoke’s head. Smoke’s eyes went jet black for a second before returning to normal. Then Elaina said, “Ouch! My hand! It got shocked or something!”
“Are you okay?” I asked.
“Yeah; I’m fine,” she said.
“It’s okay. There’s a reason for that, but I can’t tell right now,” Smoke said.
“Reason for what?” I asked.
“The shock. It signifies something.”
“Okay then,” I said.
“Well then, strange humans. Follow me and we’ll try to find the portal so I can get back to my friends,” Smoke said and she walked off into the woods.
“Wait up!” Zach said, and we all ran after Smoke.
End of chapter 2.