The Adventures of Norina

Chapter 1: The Wedding

 

“Wake up Norina! We’re going to my sister’s wedding!” said my mom from the living room.

I woke up and got my normal clothes on, jeans and a long sleeved shirt. I looked around my room. I noticed the stuffed animals on my bookshelf were mixed up. I put them in their proper places.

I looked at the other furniture in my room. As I looked I saw my four-poster bed, my desk, my bean bag chair, my bookshelf and my world map. The sound of ocean waves crashing against each other from my magi-pad filled the room. The sweet aroma of the sugar flake flower I kept in my room smelled like candy.

I finally went downstairs and ate breakfast. My mom had already left. Typical, I thought. I put on my coat, earmuffs, scarf and ice skates and went outside.

The air was bitterly cold this morning. The sound of people skating across the frozen roads was getting louder, then softer, louder, then softer. When I was skating, I admired the precision of the ice sculptors who made the buildings here in Iceland.

As I skated to the park I passed by my friend Crystal.

“Hey Crystal!” I called out.

“Hey Norina!” my friend called back, skating on the slick, icy roads.

As I continued to my destination I looked at the other citizens’ uniforms. Some had blue coats. Some had purple coats. Some had earmuffs. Some had scarves. But they all wore ice skates and were dressed for the winter.

I finally got to the park. I took a seat and saw all my family members that could make it.

Just then, a man took out a gun and melted the Ice Pathway! Everybody started to panic.

Suddenly, as if on instinct, I raised my hands to the melted pathway and tingly feeling ran through me.

 

Chapter 2: Disappearing Act

 

When I opened my eyes I saw everyone staring at me. I looked down at the path. It was frozen solid again. Then I saw movement in the crowd. It was the man that melted the ice path! I chased him out of the park and into the city.

We raced across the streets of Iceland, the wind slapping our faces. As I continued chasing him I started to slow from tiredness. I wish I could fly so I could catch him, I thought.

Suddenly, just then, I felt a strange feeling, like at the park. Then the feeling stopped, but I felt something on my back.

I turned around to check that I was okay. I was, but I noticed that I had sprouted fairy wings.

I flew towards the man with incredible speed. I swooped down to pick up, but before I could he disappeared in a poof of smoke.

Then my wings disappeared, and I started to fall.

 

Chapter 3: Power Friends

 

“AHHHHHHHHH!” I screamed.

I was about to hit the ground when I felt something soft. I looked down and saw brown feathers of a hawk. But I wasn’t sure if it was a hawk. The feathers were twice the regular size.

“Don’t stare at him,” someone said.

“Kada doesn’t like critics.”

Kada, I thought. Isn’t that…?

“My pet hawk’s name? Yeah,” the voice said.

I looked up to see who was talking to me.

“Hey, Norina,” my friend Emily said.

“Emily!” I said.

“Come, I need to tell you something,” she said.

We went to Emily’s house.

“Follow me,” she said.

We went to a small closet in her room. The closet smelled of dust and mothballs.

“Corial,” Emily whispered.

Suddenly, the back wall broke open and showed a hidden tunnel. “Woooo,” I said.

“Shhhhhh,” Emily scolded. “C’mon.”

We walked down the cold, dark tunnel. I wonder if this place echoes, I thought. I was about to test it, but Emily said, “No.”

“What are you? Telepathic?” I exclaimed.

“Yes, as a matter of fact, I am,” she said.

“Oh,” I said. And we kept walking.

Soon we hit the bottom. There was a red and gold satin curtain hanging at the wall. Emily opened the curtain, and surprisingly I saw my friends.

“WHAT THE DERP?” I said.

“Shhhhhhh!” my friends Crystal, Wanda and Sophie scolded.

“Ooooops. I mean, what the derp?” I whispered. “What are you guys doing here?”

“Well, I guess it’s time to tell her,” said Sophie.

Crystal nodded her head. “Remember when we were playing dragons and fairies after school?”

“Yes.”

“So you remember when you wished that we all had real powers?”

“Yes.”

“And we have powers now, right?”

“Wait. You do?”

“Well, yeah. Emily has telepathy. I have diamond powers. Wanda has fire powers. And Sophie has ice powers.”

“Nice! Wait. Me wishing for you to have powers. Me wishing to have wings. Me wishing to freeze pathways. Does that mean…”

“You have wish powers? Yeah,” Emily said.

“Wait! My aunt’s cruise to Wishville after the wedding! I’ll be late!”

“No, don’t go!” said Wanda. “The monsters will catch you!”

“I don’t care!” I ran all the way out of the tunnel, out of Emily’s house, into Beachtown and onto the cruise.

“Ah, you made it,” said a strange voice.

“If you’re Emily, I will kick your—” I started saying. But as I turned around, I noticed it wasn’t Emily.

The person threw knockout gas on me, and I fell asleep.

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