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Heroes of Eternity
Co-Writer Nariko Nakamura*
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Heroes of Eternity
Chapter 2: Starting my group
Nariko Nakamura
Oct 10, 2017
11 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!Yxd7OU86QWSCNhBKCOATposted on PENANA

I woke up with a throbbing headache. As I looked around the room my vision slowed down. Everything was suddenly in slow motion. Oh goodness it's making me sick. It makes me want to throw up! I closed my eyes and reopened them again. Just as I did that, Olivia came in the room and turned the lights back on.copyright protection9PENANAPMuVK5omKQ

" It's time to wake up, girlies!" Olivia yelled enthusiastically.copyright protection9PENANAkJoxRdr0ji

I was just sitting on my bed with my mind blank. Can you blame me? It's morning! Soon my mind started functioning again and then I heard Pastor Hull's singing.copyright protection9PENANAWcVKtwu6k5

He's probably outside using the megaphone.copyright protection9PENANAZaSu6CzuZk

" Rise and shine!" He sang. " Rise and shine! And give God the glory, glory!"copyright protection9PENANAlj4KRWYjWi

Pastor continued singing and finished it with, " Time to get up!"copyright protection9PENANABTuwDY384o

I got out of bed after listening to Pastor Hull's beautiful singing. I changed into my normal clothes and waited to see if any of my roommates were left in the dorms. I sat on one of the beds and just waited there.copyright protection9PENANAe4y6yFJ89I

Not a second later, I stared into nothing and got deep in my thoughts. I closed my eyes and quickly opened them again because I didn't want another vision. After a few minutes I looked at my watch, it was almost time to go. I left the dorm and headed to the main building.copyright protection9PENANAsv2xgTtecq

I stepped inside the building and saw that a team was already preparing the tables. It's great that there were couches inside. I sat on one of the couches and waited for the team to finish.copyright protection9PENANAwOk1kXZo64

As I took in a deep breath, another vision appeared before my eyes. Before I even realized it, I wasn't in the main building any more.copyright protection9PENANAMk9krHZbQ9

It appeared that I was at the forest edge, there also was open field nearby.copyright protection9PENANATjFWQVQja2

In the distance, I saw a large group of people walking to the middle of the field. It looks like there are twenty-two people there if I'm counting correctly. My curiosity is more significant than my fear, and I decided to creep closer to see what they were up to doing.copyright protection9PENANAKGR4Hb2Hz8

Half of the group were girls and the other half were all guys. They looked like witches and wizards from what I could see. They were all wearing brown robes, but only one of them had a black one. That must be the head witch, the one with the black robe. All of them had a book in one hand.copyright protection9PENANAMmtVHUDH5u

How magical. Hold on, are these witches going to perform black magic?copyright protection9PENANAQZNwVDsMXC

"I know where they are. We need to get to them," The witch with the black robe said.copyright protection9PENANAPHiGL0SNIr

"When shall we go?" A wizard asked.copyright protection9PENANAWvOprvj5cp

"After this meeting, Alfanzo," she responded.copyright protection9PENANAz3omzk016X

The group of wizards and witches continued and I kept a watchful eye on them. Well actually, I kept my eyes on the head witch. There's something about her specifically that I don't feel good about.copyright protection9PENANAEVEXCqXueG

And as fast as lightning, she turned her head and looked straight at me! My heart dropped, and I started to feel unwell. For some reason her face deformed and got replaced by a familiar face!copyright protection9PENANAWacKzDfTIr

" Are you okay, Nariko?" she asked me in concern.copyright protection9PENANAiivHE42F68

In a blink of an eye, I got out of my vision. When I opened my eyes again, I saw the other campers were surrounding me. The girl who I saw before was looking at me. She then turned around and called out for Pastor.copyright protection9PENANACK4hHGHFaW

" She looks fine now, Pastor!" The girl said.copyright protection9PENANAm66yRFc6yV

Pastor came over to me and put a hand on my forehead. " You're not warm, that's good. Although she's been spacing out a lot since yesterday and each time after that she'll get pale."copyright protection9PENANAyQd3yS8Axf

" Oh no.." she responded. Well, I can understand. How are you going to respond to that?copyright protection9PENANAJa0NrIu9oF

I told everyone that I'm fine and got up to find a spot at the table. The girl followed me and sat opposite of me. She gave me a friendly smile and I smiled back at her. The rest of the campers filled up the seats next to us.copyright protection9PENANA5KMbjDRwKp

Pastor announced the plan for today and blessed the food. The team that set up the table were allowed to go first.copyright protection9PENANArigEmPxup4

The girl in front of me then said, " Hi, I'm Luna by the way."copyright protection9PENANAK8fKWGsrQQ

I nodded. Wasn't she the girl who tried to hug me the other day? I think it was her. Or it may have been another girl yesterday.copyright protection9PENANA6VBT7VwYrg

" I'm Nariko, it's nice to meet you Luna."copyright protection9PENANAoSzFxVu5qT

" It's nice to meet you too!"copyright protection9PENANAaa2pUY5nqV

Soon after Luna said that, Pastor came to our table and told us to get our breakfast. Everyone at my table got up and joined in line for the food. The food looks delicious as always but I got what I needed and went back to my seat.copyright protection9PENANAdxRPqYKWWc

A few minutes later, Luna came back with her food and also sat down. For the whole time that we had breakfast we talked to each other.We clicked immediately and had quite a lot of common interest!copyright protection9PENANAdk5MZCHuH7

I knew for sure that I'll be with her for the rest of my time here at camp.copyright protection9PENANAnShphcomzP

After everyone had finished their breakfast, I went out through the back door. As I got out, the door behind me slammed shut!copyright protection9PENANAiNm9CM8nI5

"What in the world?!" I gasped in surprise. That's weird. Luna, who was trailing behind tried to open the door, but she couldn't open it. It wouldn't budge!copyright protection9PENANAAWqFIpiqU0

"I can't open it!" I heard her yell from the other side. Suddenly, a strong wind pushed me against the other door!copyright protection9PENANAxhSPH926wB

I winced in pain.copyright protection9PENANAVPohY147pN

"Oh my gosh! Nariko!" Luna gasped loudly! the door opened! She came out and knelt next to me. She looked at me with worried eyes.copyright protection9PENANAcZJCFr2XSW

"I saw you getting pushed against the door! By nothing!" she said as she helped me stand up.copyright protection9PENANAXpePfVYh2v

"Are you alright?" she added to it as I stood up correctly.copyright protection9PENANATXkifjjjqJ

I pushed her hands away and said, " I'm fine."copyright protection9PENANA7CJQfoihla

I may have said that too harshly, and Luna looked up at me with wide surprised eyes.copyright protection9PENANAdjAr8Pn77p

I sighed, " I'm sorry. I'll explain later, Luna."copyright protection9PENANAC0nWiDgCXG

Luna smiled and nodded. She hooked her arm with mine and smiled at me. " That door slammed into my face and it hurts."copyright protection9PENANAl4j5UytdPP

My eyes widened at her, how did she not scream out of pain? " What."copyright protection9PENANAn38XvhNToU

"Nothing!" She sang as if she hadn't said a thing. " Let's go to the dorms already!"copyright protection9PENANAj1VGYdjePg

Luna then pulled me along with her towards the dorms. This girl is weird. Like me.copyright protection9PENANAUblehfMKtC

We went to the dorms to get our Bibles, notebooks and pens. I looked over at Luna who's staring off into space and poked her. She then looked up at me surprised.copyright protection9PENANAAQGIObZC5o

"Yesterday when I was spacing out, it wasn't because I was deep in thoughts or anything. In fact, it was like I was dreaming! I was having a vision, girl!" I told her! I was probably looking like a madwoman: big eyes that stared into her soul and holding her shoulders.copyright protection9PENANAxops5nFoBv

Luna just stared at me. After a few moments she said, " Oh so that's what happened to you."copyright protection9PENANAFwH1KYhxJK

I let her go after that and picked up my stuff that I accidentally dropped. "Don't worry your secret is safe with me. She said as I looked up again.copyright protection9PENANA9jAP2p1217

I smiled, "Thanks for understanding."copyright protection9PENANAqyvQ1AdGZP

Luna and I went back to the main building and sat down at the same place we ate this morning, but this time Luna sat next to me. Pastor Hull, who was here already, went to the front and said what we were going to do for the first session of the Bible Study.copyright protection9PENANAcFmUG7TXEC

"In the first session, I will be preaching to ya'll," he said. "Then we will take a short break and then we'll start the Q&A session and tomorrow we'll be watching a movie about the fall of man."copyright protection9PENANAHOWiEZHG1J

I nodded while pastor continued. He told us that we were going to sing before he preaches. So we sang a couple of songs together.copyright protection9PENANANsiiijTw0S

"Lord I lift your name on high!copyright protection9PENANAmcyI7eQ0cu

Lord I love to sing your praises.copyright protection9PENANADTizbXzTDB

I'm so glad you're in my life!"copyright protection9PENANADq3VJmfDTf

We all sang together. But I noticed that Luna was stumbling on the words.copyright protection9PENANAwfs4YzjOAv

"I don't know this song," she whispered to me. I shook my head, " It's okay."copyright protection9PENANAjdoCNAzmud

"I'm so glad you came to save me!copyright protection9PENANAX7D13noi0h

You came from heaven to earthcopyright protection9PENANAxxx0BwzUk9

to show the waycopyright protection9PENANApEmOg9oQwT

from the earth to the crosscopyright protection9PENANA3t0Hv44Tm5

My debt to paycopyright protection9PENANAaUCIUeet8z

From the cross to the gravecopyright protection9PENANADyd0nuaLkG

From the grave to the skycopyright protection9PENANAFoaG5FKaz6

Lord I lift Your name on high!"copyright protection9PENANAgK0SsV7Hpg

"Very well done guys! Now let's start today's lesson."copyright protection9PENANAg2Ou3bYdXj

Pastor Hull then taught us two songs with hand motions. The songs were 'I want to be your friend' and 'Bind us together, Lord'. Pastor then prayed and started his sermon.copyright protection9PENANAUCH4jNK3Xk

As I was listening to his preaching, my attention seemed to shift towards something else. I went into another vision! Everything was fading away from me and then suddenly I was in an unfamiliar place!copyright protection9PENANAad4a6w6ddv

I saw two figures not too far from me. From what I could make out to be, one of them was the head witch from the other day. But she was talking to a black figure, why can't I see him properly?copyright protection9PENANAuuyiYBuWPs

" I saw her. That girl."copyright protection9PENANAgJ5XOoKzrI

The witch almost came over as flabbergasted. It almost seems like she couldn't believe herself that she saw me!copyright protection9PENANATBWYM2vTgJ

She looked up at the figure and whispered, " I did."copyright protection9PENANAoKdW3byy8o

" I don't care. You have to prove that you saw her, Tezia!" The figure raised his voice at the woman. " If you really did see her then I can't believe that you let her go!"copyright protection9PENANA1p76nWv8wX

" But it was a vision that she was seeing!"copyright protection9PENANAQqyMolPUe6

" Well then you need to find a way to get her here! I NEED HER!"copyright protection9PENANADDRQzU28tb

" Y-yes sir, I-I'll find a way to get her here."copyright protection9PENANAwuBEBYB668

Poor Tezia stuttered in front of him and stumbled away from. The figure seemed to sigh as he watched her go. I figured that the figure was a man because he crept closer to me until he was in front of me. He lifted up his hand and caressed my cheek. This is so uncomfortable.copyright protection9PENANA3WyCJXYySc

He let his hand stay on my left cheek and whispered into my ear. "I knew that you were here. I had hoped that she would get you." All of a sudden he grabbed me by my shoulders and shook me violently!copyright protection9PENANAEvQwmqqpyU

The world around me changed.copyright protection9PENANAB5pcJ0al7g

" Nariko-"copyright protection9PENANAtad2NWZLvS

" Nariko!"copyright protection9PENANAYanOGKe79N

Luna was lightly shaking me, I looked at her in confusion. " You were spacing out out again, did you have a vision?"copyright protection9PENANA1KSrXCr7Xy

I nodded. " Well at least he didn't see you spacing out again."copyright protection9PENANAoqJBswysi3

" Yeah, true," I laughed. Pastor then told us to stand up and sing a song for invitation. We stood up and sang the song. After we sang, pastor told us to sign up for the tournaments. He said that the papers were on a table at the back.copyright protection9PENANAkhdI5Usk1B

I went to the table in the back, a girl with brown hair was signing up for volleyball. After she gave the pen to me, I put my name next to hers. I also signed up for another tournament.copyright protection9PENANA73m0ukCVrz

More people started coming in and they also went up to the sign up sheets on the table. A girl that I saw from last night came up to me.copyright protection9PENANAuQ0ersLZV3

" May I join your team with Elizabeth?" She asked. " I'm Emma, by the way."copyright protection9PENANA3fkhXqbpLc

Elizabeth is another roommate and we started talking during the first session. I nodded at Emma, " Sure, you can join my team. I'm Nariko."copyright protection9PENANA1TgoTKIvGa

Emma and I started talking some more. She's a really nice girl. After a few minutes, our break ended and we were back in our seats. Some people started asking questions about the sermon. I just sat there not knowing what to they were talking about, but I was listening to what they have to say.copyright protection9PENANA5b05psyast

Soon after the Q&A, we went out and waited for lunch to be prepared. The tournaments were held after lunch and I can't wait to do it. I went to the ping pong table which was on the porch. I saw Luna playing with a guy, and she was losing big time.copyright protection9PENANAevIzNG0Y6L

" Hey! Hey! You! Stop doing that!"copyright protection9PENANAb7Erwybf4R

" But you are not good at this, Lila."copyright protection9PENANAp93qfsSODk

"Dude, my name is Luna."copyright protection9PENANAhSQ0sDGsCN

"Okay, Lily."copyright protection9PENANAeNVTerrqGv

"Stop saying my name wrong!"copyright protection9PENANAi6FlwVNpJr

I pulled Luna off to the side before she could crawl the guy's eyes off. Luna looked at me with wide eyes and shock, she even had her hands over her heart!copyright protection9PENANAK0jA1MeIfQ

"Oh my gosh, Nariko! You scared me!" She squeaked and laughed afterwards. I laughed as well, "Who's the guy you're playing against?"copyright protection9PENANAvuDqnSSOiz

"Oh him?" She pointed at him. Right as she pointed at him, he looked up and said: "What?"copyright protection9PENANAkAF0VcVJBE

Luna looked back at him and then to me again. There was a pregnant pause before we busted out laughing.copyright protection9PENANAalFuWHhbpw

"That's Mark, he's the guy I came along with," She said after our laughter died down. copyright protection9PENANA1V0FmoyedQ

I nodded, "Thanks for telling me. Later Mark."copyright protection9PENANANyrtynFt6h

The poor guy was still confused and just replied, " Huh? Yeah- bye?"copyright protection9PENANA8hCNMzv4KU

Soon the hours passed by and it was already evening. The tournaments had finished already, but I didn't win anything. I almost won a tournament, but too bad. I was hoping that I would at least win one game!copyright protection9PENANAAMPBsb00qd

I was already in my pajamas and on my bed. We had already done our devotions and showers. I was actually writing characters sketches for a new story that I thought of.copyright protection9PENANAReLiHkFnNM

After a while, Olivia had turned the lights off. It was dark, but I was still there with my eyes wide open. My thoughts drifted off and I remembered all the little things that happened today.copyright protection9PENANAFV4iJQReUB

It sure was one of the best, for now.copyright protection9PENANA9voZ7Qa7QB

Who knows what happens next?copyright protection9PENANAlHP70xrGVe

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