Skysplitter Season 1 Chapter 10: Prelude
Alex and Mordred threw the energy blasts at each other, the beams collided midair, fighting violently for control over the results of their clash. The green and red energies blistered the ground around them, scorching the earth and underbrush nearby.
The cool night air exploded to life with the heat of their energy beams. Mordred's blast seemed to dominate the clash, forcing Alex's energy back towards him.
"Do you even understand why I'm doing this Alex?! Your father destroyed my family's good name!! He sullied our legacy! The world needs to see the truth about us and how YOUR father was the Savant!! Not mine!!"
"Shut up!!" Alex bellowed, "My father made a mistake saving someone who was precious to him!!"
Alex's energy blast exploded with ferocity, overpowering Mordred's beam.
"My father tried to help yours find another way!! But he ignored him and chose a darker path!!"
Suddenly, the energy blasts exploded, throwing them in opposite directions. They balanced themselv
Skysplitter Season 1 Chapter 9: Awakening
"Alright! Everyone line up! The tour starts in ten minutes and we need to go over some ground rules!" Phoria Waters announced, "first off! Stay in the lines designated please!! We have a lot of people here and we need to keep track of you all!!"
The other North Tower staff members walked up and down the line making sure everyone was in place.
"Two! No wandering from the designated pathways! Three and probably the most important: Do NOT touch anything! There are things in the Restricted Department much worse than you've ever experienced before! Now that you've all been warned, let's get started!!"
The tour began and the Restricted Department doors were opened. The first hallway was pitch-black, the only things lighting it were neon blue fluorescent bars on either side of the tour group. The North Tower students were led through that first room and into the next one.
In the second room, they met up with a teacher who was waiting for them.
He was a gangly, thirty-something yea
Skysplitter Season 1 Chapter 8: Launch
As the days got shorter and the time between then and Christmas became shorter, the school days seemed to speed up. Finals for Alex's academic classes came up quickly, and he seemed to spend more and more time buried in a book.
The Special Ed. Class moved from the Stealth-Step into their final technique.
"So, now that you've all completed both the Heart Bomb and the Stealth-Step, it's time to move on to our most dangerous technique: Jaunting!" Tania Cyclos addressed the class one cool November day, "Jaunting is a technique used to move oneself from one spot to another. There are two different forms of Jaunting: long range, and short range. This year, I'll be teaching you the short range technique!"
She snapped her fingers and all of the chairs in the room disappeared into thin air.
"To Jaunt, you have to concentrate on a destination with all your mind power..."
Tania disappeared, and then reappeared behind the entire student body.
"You then picture yourself moving fr
Skysplitter Season 1 Chapter 7: Start
Alex retreated to his room in a depressed slump. Crawling into his bed, his insides felt like they were burning. The girl he had hoped to be with, the girl he had just KISSED had left him alone. His sorrow of rejection put him to sleep quickly; the numbing darkness of slumber overtook him
Alex awoke on the white sand beach that night; the waves lapped the beach, quietly, as they always do. The sky though, had a layer of wispy clouds hanging in its heavens. Out in the water stood Virginia, wearing the same black dress as before.
Virginia!! He called out to her.
She turned to him, her face covered in tears that fell down into the sea. Alex, seeing her cry, pulled himself from the sand and ran out to her. The water was cold, in fact, numbingly cold, all feeling left his legs. He trudged on, but the further out he got, the thicker the water got. Soon, it seemed as if he was walking through mud.
Virginia began to sink, the water climbed as she sunk, her f
Skysplitter Season 1 Chapter 6: Birth
Tania Cyclos was a bushy-haired girl in her mid-twenties, a member of the North Tower; she stood by the door to her classroom as the students filed in. She closed the door as soon as the last student was in, and then turned to the class.
"Hello all!! My name, as specified by the obvious plaque on my desk, is Tania Cyclos! I will not accept being called anything BUT Tania. No 'Ms' or 'Miss' Cyclos! We're all friends here!"
She twirled her hand in the air, a mass of chair appeared in an orderly pile in the middle of the room.
"I would like each of you to take a seat and sit with your squad! I'd like to get into the material before tomorrow, so hurry up!"
Everyone scrambled to get a chair and find their squads, bustling around in a mess of people and chairs. Once everyone was seated, Tania began class.
"Special Education is probably one of the most useful classes you'll be taking this year at Gaia. Throughout this year, I'll be teaching you all various Titan techniques that yo
Skysplitter Season 1 Chapter 5: Opening
Alex, Rane, and Noah sat in the North common room, quietly thumbing through volume after volume of the Gaia yearbooks.
"There's got to be something in one of these books to give us a clue about the Gaunt and Black family feud." Alex absent-mindedly said, "I mean, he's GOT to have a reason!"
A few short seconds later, Rane shouted, attracting the unwanted attention of some North students.
"I found it!!" She said in a hushed tone.
She pointed Alex and Noah to a picture of Alex's father with a large gold trophy.
"Nicholas Black, third year, became Rumble champion after narrowly defeating Zira Gaunt, also third year. Their friendship was stretched to a breaking point the farther they got into the competition."
"So Mordred is just trying to carry on a rivalry that our fathers' once had? Well, understandable I guess "
Suddenly, a paper airplane flew through the air, hitting Alex in the head. Confused, he opened it, finding a quickly scribbled note on it:
Skysplitter Season 1 Chapter 4: Ignition
Alex awoke from his sleep, leaping out of bed. Just seconds earlier, a loud popping sound went off next to his ear. He looked around the room, frightened like a jackrabbit. He found Brennan standing next to his bed with a popped paper bag.
"Really? Did you HAVE to do that??" He asked, still drowsy.
"Heck yeah! You have to get up. There are a couple students in our common room, an East and a West how they got in, I have no clue."
"Was it a guy and a girl?" Alex asked, now intrigued.
Of course Noah must have messed with the security system to let himself and Rane in. Alex thought to himself.
"Yeah, ok. Tell them I'll be down in a minute."
Alex began to pull on a pair of jeans, but, Brennan stopped him.
"You can't wear that dude." He told Alex, "You need to put your uniform on now!"
Sitting on the edge of Alex's bed was a pile of folded clothes. He was given a pair of black slacks, black shoes, a white button down shirt, and a royal blue
Skysplitter Season 1 Chapter 3: Beginning
The night at the Mockridge residence went by very slowly. Alex, Noah, and Rane stayed up almost all night; watching movies, making last minute checks on their luggage, and talking until the wee hours of the morning. They eventually fell asleep, the night almost over...
... Alex opened his eyes to the familiar landscape of white sands and dark seas. He was alone once more, the waves lapping the wet beaches.
Well, I'm here again.
What are you doing here?! A cool, calm, but kind voice asked him.
Alex turned around to find himself face-to-face with the girl from before. Her features were much more visible than before. Her brown hair fell in two straight curtains on either side of his head. Two pale green eyes sparkled up at him; her expression was bland, almost lifeless.
What are you doing here?? She asked again, more sternly this time.
Well...truthfully, I don't know, I thought I was dreaming.
Her expression changed. The girl covered her mouth with her hands, a look of shock i
Skysplitter Season 1 Chapter 2: Wake Up
Alex awoke the next day to the sound of an enraged Mrs. Davies, an awakening he did not want to deal with.
"Alexander Derek Black!! Get down here this instant!! You were supposed to be up two hours ago!!"
He leapt from his bed, narrowly missing the same rogue skateboard from the day before. Alex flew down the stairs, stopping abruptly in front of his foster mother.
"Alex! What are you doing?! Wash up before going into the kitchen " She pointed him to the nearby bathroom, "oh, and, we need you in the kitchen soon." Her mood had become quiet and saddened.
He looked at her, concerned, and then turned quietly to wash up. He washed his face and hands, dried them, and then walked quickly back into the kitchen to find his foster parents, Noah, and Rane all quietly awaiting his arrival.
His foster father, Red Davies, was a quiet man. His weary gray eyes were even quieter today than ever. He had thinning gray hair which was in tattered messes on his head.
Both Red and Maureen k