Thursday, 20 February 2020

Untamed S5 ep09

WRITTEN BY
STEVEN JERAL HARRIS

EDITED BY
EMERALD LORDSFAME

S5 ep09
The experience II

He looks over at me and then winks.
"Its your turn Athena." Courage says in a deep voice.
After a deep inhale her bones begin to shift like Jasons. Suddenly her muscles begin to bulge. Her skin rips open revealing yellow fur underneath. She falls forward as her clothes and skin burst all over the forest floor. Suddenly, a large cheetah falls gently onto the ground.
I turn to face Daniel. His transformation seems a lot less stressful than Marias and Jasons. He takes in a deep breath and maintains it. I see his big shoulders expanding even more. Suddenly his outer layers rip apart and a muscular black lion falls onto the ground with a thump. He shakes off some remaining skin from his back.
"Its pretty cool huh?" Athena asks in her deep feminine voice.
I open my mouth but no words seem to come out at first.
“I will never get used to seeing that.” I reply in astonishment.
“The surprise is still to come.” Courage says to me as we begin to follow behind Mane.
Together we continue up the trail. Courage and I stay in the back of the group.
"Is Eric and Jessica, going to transform too...?" I look down into the tigers yellow eyes and ask.
"Yeah they will, soon enough." He replies.
I look up at the sky as it begins to turn pinkish purple. The trail gradually starts to incline as we hike more and more. I almost trip over a root sticking from the ground but I catch my balance.
"Are you okay?" Courage asks, slightly amused by my tired stumbling.
"Yeah, Im fine."
Courage manoeuvres his giant frame closer to me.
"Hop on me." He says.
"Are you for real?"
"Itll be fun."
He stops and I lift my leg over his back with some difficulty. After climbing onto his back he begins to walk again.
"Ever rode a tiger before?" He asks.
"All of the time." I say sarcastically.
A minute later everyone stops at a vast clearing.
This clearing is wide with no trees, just a beautiful view of the colorful sunset.
"Were here." Courage says then stops.
I slide off of his back to look at the sun peeking at me. “Whoa, this is absolutely beautiful.” I say to him.
Eric and Jessica finally take off their shoes and stuff them into a backpack. Eric walks over to me barefooted with a huge grin. He lifts me off of my feet and cradles me like a giant infant.
"What are you doing?" I ask.
"Go with him Iva, itll be fine." Jessica says.
Suddenly Eric begins walking through the clearing.
"Where are you taking me?"
Eric looks down at me and says...
"Youll see in a second. Just trust me, youll thank me later."
"Okay." I reply weakly.
I look over at the sunset again, this time I gasp. I see these treetops in the horizon. He is walking me towards a cliff. My brain switches to panic mode instantly.
“Fasten your seatbelt, farm girl.” Eric says while laughing.
"What are...?" Before I finish he runs into a sprint and leaps of the cliff with me in his arms.
Suddenly I feel myself falling at an incredible speed. The adrenaline is expanding massively in my stomach. I let out a scream halfway down, but I can only feel it vibrating in my throat. The loud wind whistling at my ears makes me temporarily deaf. And suddenly before I impact into the ground I feel my body lift upward.
I incline higher and higher until I swoosh over the trees. My throat is burning from me screaming at the top of my lungs. We continue to incline higher and higher until we pause in the sky slightly. In this moment I can finally hear myself screaming like a crazy person. I feel my lungs slam against my back as I shoot towards the ground again.
The ground is approaching me rapidly. I close my eyes tightly while the wind blows hard against my face. Every inch of my body is over dosing on adrenaline as I plummet to the ground at a chaotic speed. I feel my body lift again but only slightly. Then, just like that, the wind is no longer blowing hard in my face, yet its now a gentle breeze flowing smoothly through my hair.
Eventually I stop screaming like a maniac and sluggishly open my eyelids. My tense body loosens but only partially. Its as if Im driving an invisible car in midair. I can see trees pass me. In front of me I can see the subtle sunlight and all of the glorious colors surrounding it. I realize that Erics arms are no longer holding me, yet these yellowish talons are holding me by my upper body and shoulders.



Watch out for the next episode... New episode reads on Thursdays

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Untamed S5 ep08

WRITTEN BY
STEVEN JERAL HARRIS

EDITED BY
EMERALD LORDSFAME

S5 ep08
The experience.

Hes dressed in a pair of gray sweat pants, a dingy white shirt, and an old pair of white tennis shoes.
He is also wearing a book bag over his shoulders. I stand to my feet and giggle at his appearance.
"What are you wearing?"
He looks down at himself and laughs too.
"Clothes I dont need anymore." He replies with his words mix into his laughter. "I look horrible?"
"No but your pushing it." I reply. "So, Im guessing you guys will transform tonight, right?”
“Yup.” He replies.
Suddenly, I hear more approaching footsteps.
Eric and Jessica walks into the living room, pushing each other on the way down. Theyre also dressed in raggedy outfits with book bags.
"Dude, what the hell are you wearing?" Jason asks Eric with broad eyes.
Eric looks down at his small pink shirt, which shows off his flat abs. But the black tights are too much to handle. I cant help but laugh at him.
"I didnt have anything else. I have to use Jessicas stuff." Eric replies shamefully.
He looks over at his sister who is snorting.
"What are you laughing at stupid? Its your clothes."
Maria comes down the steps next.
"Ay Iva, here..." Maria says while she tosses me a black hooded coat. "...it might get chilly tonight."
"What about you?" I ask her.
"Uh, fur...duh." She replies.
I pull the coat over my head and slip my arms in the sleeves. Luckily for me its just my size.
Maria spots Eric and his womanish appearance.
“What are you…?” She says straight-faced. “…Ill just leave it alone.”
“Im wearing clothes.” Eric says humourlessly.
Maria presses her lips together tightly and shakes her face.
"Everyones here but Mane.” Jason states.
"I swear hes worse than a female sometimes." Eric says.
Jessica snickers and replies...
"Youre to talk, Erica."
Everyone laughs including me.
"Why do you have to be such a drag?" Eric asks Jessica.
"Why do you have to dress up like one?" She counters.
“Oh, dammnn.” Jason and Maria mutters.
We laugh at Eric as he stands there flat faced.
“Im sorry bro.” Jason says while approaching
“Eric, let me get that for you.”
Jason kneels down and pretends to pick something off the floor. He presents the invisible object to Eric.
“What are you doing?” Eric asks.
“Heres your face back.” Jason replies.
Eric pushes Jasons hands away.
“Ha-ha.” Eric says tonelessly.
“Couldnt help myself bro.” Jason states while giggling.
“Whatever.” Eric fires back humorlessly.
Suddenly I hear those famous heavy feet coming downstairs. Daniel walks into the living room and scans everyone, but his eyes stop on Eric. Daniel acts as if he didnt see Eric standing there. He turns away, marches through the kitchen, and proceeds out of the back door.
We follow his trail off the back porch and into the woods. Daniel walks in the lead, Eric, Jessica, and Maria are in the middle. Jason and I are following behind them all.
"So, when will I transform?" I ask Jason.
"With us it happens around puberty. But youll know when its time. Before we transform, we have what we call, a spiritual encounter. The animal would visit you in a dream, or sometimes, call out to you. Have you noticed anything like that?"
"No not at all."
“No voices or anything?” He presses on.
“Nope. I would remember if something like that happened to me.” I reply.
"Well, it wont be long hopefully. My animal spirit called out to me when I was sleeping."
"And after it visits you, whats next?"
Jason breathes out slowly with wide eyes. Its almost like hes thinking about something traumatizing.
"Then you get these muscle pains. That means your body is preparing itself for the awakening. The awakening is another word for transformation."
"Is it painful?"
"Its extremely painful, but thats only the first time.” He says with a twisted face. “I wanted to die when it happened to me.”
“Seriously?”
“Im dead serious.” He replies. “Your muscles are expanding and tearing. Its like being boiled constantly. Thats the best way to describe the pain.”
I exhale.
“After that its just a matter of time before your human soul binds with your animal soul." He informs me.
“So, will I be stronger than Mane?”
He laughs again.
“Yes…” His laugh fades away and a serious expression forms. “…Manes strength wont match yours. Youre frail now Iva, but when you awake…” He breaks to huff and puff. “…its a whole different story. I can only wish Ill be there to see it happen.”
Suddenly I see a hint of gloominess covering his face.
“Soon more wolves will be in town. What happened to Noale is just the beginning Iva. We must be ready for whats coming next.”
“So what other abilities do you have?”
“Besides transforming into an animal, we all have a distinct skill. Mane is strong. Athena is superfast. Im sort of in between, well, balanced. Plus all felines are fast healers. And Raven and Aero can see things in slow motion. Its a focusing ability. Thats the best way to describe their gift.”
“Wow, thats cool.”
“Yeah it is.” Jason agrees.
Suddenly Daniel stops in a small clearing.
"Okay, we are far enough from the road." Daniel states to everyone.
Jason, Daniel, and Maria kicks off their shoes and stuff them inside their backpack.
"Who's going first?" Maria asks barefooted.
"I am." Jason says.
He breathes in deeply while shaking his hands and wobbling his legs as if hes warming up for a track run. He stops and looks over at me.
"Iva, you should step back."
I step back with my eyes locked on him. He takes in a deep breath and holds it. I witness his body starting to tremble. I see a vein in the middle of his head coming into view. Suddenly I hear a nasty cracking sound.
I realize that his right forearm has snapped into two places, his left forearm follows. I gasp loudly but quickly cover my mouth. Then I hear another crack. I see his ribcage expanding. Then multiple cracks later, his face starts to turn beastly. Now his skin and clothes are beginning to tear open. I see orange fur underneath his flesh.
He yells out in pain, and then his yell converts into a roar all of a sudden. He falls onto the ground on all four paws. Just like that, Jason is gone, and a huge tiger is standing where he was.



Watch out for the next episode... New episode reads on Thursdays

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Untamed S5 ep07

WRITTEN BY
STEVEN JERAL HARRIS

EDITED BY
EMERALD LORDSFAME

S5 ep07
The Peak.

Before I leave Olivias place, she gives me another warm hug. She peeps out the doorway, watching us walk down the hall and back towards the elevator. She waves at us from the end of the hallway.
We wave back as we step onto the elevator.
"Shes cool, right?" Maria asks while we descend.
"She really is." I respond. "I mean, how many people can say they met a phoenix?"
The elevator doors open and we walk through the lobby, and out of the main entrance. Suddenly that man and his daughter approaches Daniel.
"Excuse me, sir. Do you have any change?" The man asks.
"Not for you." He replies straightforwardly and continues walking.
"Please sir, anything would do." The man presses on desperately.
Daniel exhales, turns around, and steps close to the man. His daughter steps back, cowering behind her father's leg, as if she is intimated by Daniels sternness.
"Mane...?" Eric says, stepping behind Daniel and grabbing his shoulder.
"I just want to ask this guy a question." He says to Eric then shifts back at the poor man. "Why dont you just get a job?
"Excuse me?" The man asks stupefied.
"You heard me. Why cant you just get a job?"
Daniel asks again but slower.
“Listen, Im just down on my luck right now.” The man explains. “We need to take three buses to get home.”
“I know, I know, just down on your luck, same old excuse with all you bums. Listen, for your daughters sake, raise your standards. Next time I see you, Im calling social services.”
Daniel shakes his head with a frustrated look upon his face, turns around, and heads back to the SUV.
“Come on.” The poor man looks down into his daughters bright green eyes.
He takes her hand and then they walk off together down the street, and around the corner. I can't help but feel a little embarrassed for the man and his daughter. Daniels comments only made it worse.
We all take our seats in the SUV and begin our journey back to the house.
“Seriously. You should think twice about what you say to people.” Maria tells Daniel.
“It was the truth.” He offends himself.
“Its how you say it.” Maria explains.
“But guess what? I didnt ask for no ones opinion.” Daniel tells her.
“Thats going to come back to you.” Jessica joins in.
“Okay.” Daniel replies carelessly.
The absentminded response from Daniel adds fuel to Jessicas anger.
“Youre such an idiot.” Jessica shoots back.
“I know.” He says carelessly yet again.
The SUV gets quiet again until Eric decides to make a comment of his own…
“I think you had the right idea telling him what he needed to hear but …if it was me, I probably wouldve left out the bum part….…and the raise your standards part…………..and the social services part.”
“Youre not helping.” Jason tells Eric.
“Okay.” Eric replies modestly.
The SUV is silent for the rest of the way back.
When we step foot into the house Kenya comes down the steps to welcome us back.
"How did everything go?" She asks Daniel.
“Fine.” Daniel responds as he tosses the keys onto the coffee table.
Kenya shifts over to me.
"Did you meet Olivia?" She asks.
"Yes.”
“Good. Now do you have a better knowledge of things?”
“Yes but I still dont understand a lot of it.”
“Well, more answers will come in due time.” She assures me with a smirk.
She looks over at the others.
"Im going to sleep early, try not to make too much noise, especially you two.” She peers at the twins.
They both roll their eyes.
“How can I get blamed for something I didnt even do yet?” Eric whispers to himself.
“Go out for a walk, itll do you all some good."
Kenya tells us.
She walks away and marches up the steps.
"Shes right. Its been a while since we went out together." Jason says to everyone.
"Where to…?" Jessica asks.
"I know where we can go..." Jason breaks to scan everyone. "…the peak."
Everyone looks at one another with a hidden smile, all except for Daniel.
"Whats the peak?" I ask feeling left out of a joke.
"Its absolutely nothing.” Eric says with a huge smile on his face. “Its just a nice walk in the woods. Its nothing fun or awesome or spectacular or anything like that.”
"The woods, isnt that dangerous?" I ask.
"No biggie, the Blaires are far across town.” Maria explains. “Plus my mom grows the herbs back there."
245 | P a g e
“What do you say Iva?” Jason asks with a charming smirk. “Are you in?”
I think about it for a second. But how can I say no to a face like that anyways? Its like saying no to a precious little puppy or kitten.
"Okay, why not?" I say with mild excitement.
Soon they go upstairs to change into clothes
Jason calls, “more suitable outwear”. I wait for them to come down as the sunlight begins to dim outside.
Suddenly I hear footsteps coming down the steps. Its Jason.



Watch out for the next episode... New episode reads on Thursdays

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Untamed S5 ep06

WRITTEN BY
STEVEN JERAL HARRIS

EDITED BY
EMERALD LORDSFAME

S5 ep06
Clues


She flips to another page. This new page shows a leaf symbol, identical to mine.
“This is the mark of the apes. They were the protectors of the jungles."
"But why am I the only one that can defeat Romulus?" I almost choked when I said his name.
“That remains unclear. Quintus says, just like him, some of us have a unique spiritual gift. The wolves can track scent from miles away, the felines are quick at self-healing, and the birds have sharp awareness of their surroundings. Due to the phoenix incredible healing powers, Romulus body is constantly regenerating. For some unknown reason the apes could harm him. That was their unique gift. They were also known for their incredible strength.”
“If the apes are so strong, how did Romulus manage to kill them off?” I ask.
"Romulus was a master of war. He used a simple tactic.” Olivia explains. “He destroyed their crops and deprived them of food for many days. And at their weakest, they made their attack."
She flips again to a page that is covered with unreadable writing.
"The rest is Quintus stories about his travels and visions.”
She finally closes the book and slides it away from us, and then folds her fingers into her lap.
"Most of our kind is gone Iva. A lot of us didnt believe in Quintus stories. So many of us became consumed in humanity and forgot about our true purpose in life. And as you just learned, we were all created for some kind of purpose.”
"Why wouldnt they believe in the story?"
"Just like our human side, we became in denial of things around us. But everything changed when you found that box. This proves that all of the events in this book really happened. And if we like it or not, one year from now, he will return.”
“So was I destined to find it? I feel that it chose the wrong person.”
Her face falls flat and she takes a moment to respond.
“No. The box was to be offered to a mighty warrior. But it disappeared before that could happen.”
“A mighty warrior...?” I say under my breath.
“Im far from that Olivia.”
“Youre not lying.” She chuckles but then a serious expression forms. “But theres one thing I cant seem to understand about all this. For thousands and thousands of years, it remained lost. But a year before King Romulus wakes up someone finally discovers it. Is that a strange coincidence or is that destiny?" She peers into my eyes and studies my soul.
“You might not be the warrior we want, but maybe youre the warrior we need.”
My eyes fall down into my lap. She lifts my chin and smiles calmly at me, her big cheeks are blossoming.
“Not all warriors carry swords and spears, child.”…

Glenworth parking lot is empty for the exception of two vehicles. One is an old Ford truck, belonging to the Universitys head janitor, and the other is Detective Lancasters black patrol vehicle. The Janitor opens the school door and lets in Detective Lancaster and his partner, Detective Jones.
“Thanks for getting back to us in such a short notice.” Frank thanks the old janitor.
“Its fine. Its nothing much to do on a Saturday anyways. But the mess is over here.”
Together the three of them make a left around the corner and down a long hallway. Small pieces of glass crunch underneath their boots as they stroll through the empty hallway. Frank eyes scan the area.
The walls are covered in scratch marks and the decorative posters are ripped to shreds. They follow a trail of sprinkled glass to a classroom with no door.
“I left it like this.” The janitor says. “I wanted to show you first. It happened on Thursday evening.”
They all enter the class. They find glass on the floor, an indentation on the wall, a door resting on top of a row of chairs, and the teachers desk broken into two.

“Sounded like animals fighting in here.” The janitor explains.
Frank sees black fur on the floor. He walks over and kneels down, grabbing a handful, and studying it.
“What you got there?” Jones asks.
“Hair.” Frank replies.
“If theres anything else I can do to help, just ask.” The old janitor says.
“Is there a surveillance system in the school?”
Jones asks.
“Yes.” The old janitor replies.
“Has it been reviewed?” Frank interrogates.
“No not yet. Do you need it?”
“Thatll help us out a lot. Thanks.” Frank says.
“Okay, Ill grab it.”
Franks sprinkles the fur onto the floor, brushes his hands clean, and stands. Jones comes to his side.
“What do you think about this one?” Jones asks.
“Theres definitely something strange going on here. Were getting close Jones, I know it. And that footage may be the break we need.”



Watch out for the next episode... New episode reads on Thursdays