Loonakids: Battle for Freedom
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Kelly Coyote tossed and turned in bed. She wasn't sleeping well.
Kelly walked down a street. She knew someone was behind her, but she couldn't tell who. She turned around, but there was no one there. She kept walking. She came to a strange building and walked in. It seemed to be a kind of club or something. She came up next to her sister, Sarah.
"It's not gonna work," Sarah said, "We're not strong enough."
Kelly was about to ask her what she was talking about, but Sarah was too busy dodging a fireball that came out of nowhere. Kelly turned around and saw her best friend, Nadine Bunny.
"Sorry, Sarah!" Nadine said.
Kelly wasn't certain what was going on, but she forgot all about it when she saw her boyfriend, Austin Wolfe, on the other side of the building. They slowly approached each other, not taking their eyes off each other. But before she was within five feet of him, a skunk anthro, a Vampire, came up behind him and stabbed a wooden stake through his heart.
"Austin!" Kelly reached out for him, but he turned into dust before she was close enough. She looked at the skunk. "Damiana."
"That's right," said the skunk, "Happy birthday, Kelly." She stuck out the stake and stabbed it through Kelly's heart.
Kelly shrieked in pain and turned to dust herself before anyone was even able to see her.
Kelly woke up. She looked around. She was in her bedroom. She could feel that she was the only one awake in the whole tower. She looked at the clock. 2:37 a.m. She got out of bed and snuck out of the room and down the hall, careful not to wake up her family.
Austin was in an apartment. The apartment building had been deserted for over five years, giving him a place to live. He wasn't going to bed for a few hours. He was a nocturnal person. He suddenly heard a knock on the door. He went to answer it and found Kelly on the other side. "Kelly? Are you alright?"
"Not really." Kelly stepped in and Austin closed the door behind her. "I just had another one of those dreams. I haven't had a dream vision in a while."
"I saw Damiana come back. She killed you right in front of me and then killed me and no one did anything about it."
"Relax. Sometimes, they might really be just nightmares."
Kelly shook her head sadly. "It hasn't worked like that since I was 10 unless the Whisperers were coming after me."
"Well, even if she is still out there, I'm here now."
"I don't want to lose you because of her. That almost happened once."
Kelly then remembered how she had put her life in danger to protect him when a giant rock had come hurtling toward the planet, threatening to kill them both and her family. Neither wanted to lose the other. Thinking this, they kissed. 3…2…1… They pulled apart. "Can we not tell my dad about this? He's still a little off about us sometimes."
"No problem there." Kelly started to leave. "And Kelly?" Kelly stopped, just inches from the door. "It's been three years since we last saw them. If Sean and Damiana were really still alive and Damiana healed, they would have come back by now."
"You never know. I mean, we never saw any ashes or a body. I mean, what if—"
Austin grabbed her and they kissed again. "What if what?"
"I'm sorry, were we talking?" They kept kissing. Kelly tried to count the moments but lost her count at 30.
Finally, Austin parted. "You know, you still haven't told me what you wanted for your birthday."
Kelly smiled. "Surprise me."
Austin nodded and the two kept kissing.
Finally, Kelly stopped. "I gotta go." She opened the door. She turned back to look at her boyfriend. "Watch your back." She left.
Austin wondered about her words as soon as the door was closed. They hadn't seen any bodies and they hadn't seen any ashes. Maybe they had been hiding away all this time. Maybe he should just focus on something else. It was Kelly's birthday the next day. He and her other friends were throwing her and her brothers and sister a surprise party, and it was bound to be fun. They would have to see.
Kelly, Ryan, Sarah, and Michael woke up the next morning. They all got out of bed. The four coyotes went to the kitchen to meet the rest of their family.
"Hey, guys," said Robert Runner.
"Hi," said Sarah.
"Oh, don't act like you're not excited," said Sophie, the coyotes' mom, "It's your 18th birthday."
"OK, I'm super excited," said Sarah.
"By the way," said Ryan, "where are Gabby, TJ, and Polly?"
The group looked around for the three young coyotes. They didn't see them anywhere in the room. Suddenly, the three coyotes came running in with Virginia Bunny, the youngest in the bunny clan. Odd that the group hadn't noticed that Virginia wasn't with her parents.
"Guess what? Guess what? Guess what?" Virginia said.
"Whoa, calm down there," said Ace, Virginia's dad.
"Sorry," said Virginia.
Gabby was carrying a piece of paper. She gave it to Kelly. "I think we might have found Virginia's power. She drew this and wanted to give it to you, and it started moving when she touched it!"
"Really?" Kelly looked at the picture. It was all of them together with Austin and Brenda Sanders. Virginia was a very talented artist for just a 3-and-a-half-year-old. Virginia touched the picture and another person jumped into the picture. Kelly stabbed the person in the heart with a wooden stake and the person turned to dust. Kelly was shocked. Virginia had drawn a…video or something of Kelly slaying a Vampire when she hadn't ever witnessed the act herself. That was a strange feat. She put it on the table and allowed Virginia to touch it again so that the whole group could see what she had done. "How did you do this?"
"It just came to me," Virginia answered.
"Has anything like this happened to the rest of you?" asked Tech, Sophie's husband and the coyote kids' dad.
Gabby shook her head. So did TJ. Polly just looked down at her feet.
"Polly?" Lexi, Virginia's mother and Ace's wife, said, "Is there something you want to tell us?"
"I've been hearing things," said Polly, "Not like your hearing, but I can hear people talking…in my head."
Sophie pulled Tech aside and made sure that no one except Lexi (and maybe Polly) could hear. "She says she can hear voices in her head. No Ghost has talked to us like that, not even the Whisperers."
"I know," said Tech, "Maybe she only hears things she wants to hear and is hearing strange stuff now because she doesn't know how to use her power or even what it is."
"Maybe," said Sophie, "Do you know what it is?" Tech shook his head. The two went back to the group. "Is anything happening to the rest of you kids?"
Buddy Bunny, Virginia's older brother, got out of his chair. "I've been seeing things. It's like I'm peeking at the past when I touch certain things."
"I haven't noticed anything," said Penny, Buddy's younger sister and Virginia's older sister. As soon as she said that, she put her hand on the table and that section of the table she was touching wore away and turned to dust. "Until now."
Oliver Bunny, Buddy and Penny's younger brother and Virginia's older brother, held out his hand and it was as if his palm was magnetically drawn to the wall several feet away. "A little help?" He couldn't get his hand off the wall. Lexi and Ace ran up to help their youngest son let go.
Dakota Duck, Danger's daughter, thought for a couple seconds. "I saw through Dad's eyes yesterday."
"Come again?" asked Duck.
"I saw what you were seeing, not what I was seeing," said Dakota, "And I could hear what you were hearing, too."
"That's weird," said Lexi, "Then again, who in this family is not?"
"What about you, Rebekka?" Robert asked his little sister.
Rebekka hung her head as if she were ashamed of something. She held out her hand and a salt shaker flew away from her and onto the floor. She closed her hand into a fist and the salt shaker shattered into glass on the floor, surrounded by the grains of salt it had contained.
It was apparent that the kids were now getting their powers. Why were their powers so strong when they were so young? How come Rebekka was the only one who had found both her powers and why hadn't Gabby and TJ found theirs? What was going on with these kids?