Chapter 1: Can you hear it?
„Are you mad?", he asked angrily. "Of course I'm not! I'm just...you know...I
thought it wasn't such a bad idea...", I said a little less confident when I
saw his face. "Kina, we are not allowed to enter the tower and you know it!
Dad forbid it or did you forget? And you know as well as I do that the
tower has it's own mind. We're not 15 yet and it wont let us in anyway. And
even if it would let us in...we would die in there. Dad told us often enough
how dangerous it is. So get that of your mind!", for him the discussion was
settled and he turned away and left me behind. "The tower is dangerous, you
would die in there blah blah...", I said angrily. I should've seen that
coming. I have 5 brothers and 3 sisters and we are very rich. When my dad
was young he used to go to the tower fighting monsters, earning money and
stuff. But when his first and favourite monster Kewne died in the tower he
never entered it again. He never told anybody what happened that day in
tower. But he did do something. He sat close to the bridge that led to the
tower and told everybody who wanted to enter the tower how dangerous it is
and that they will die in there. He scared away everybody and the whole
town hates him for that. We are lucky they don't think that it's our fault.
They just hate our father. The ones that were jealous of him, when he was
still the best monster tamer ever, were now taking advantage of that. Now
that no one dared to enter the tower again, there were now more visitors
and treasure hunters form the outside anymore. Live in this town was
beginning to get very boring and all my brothers and sisters would do was
being rebellious and stubborn and getting on other people's nerves. And
because I wasn't like that they hated me. They insulted me and sometimes
even through stuff at me just for their own entertainment. My dad didn't
notice any of that happening. He just saw a very big and very happy family.
But this time it was something different. Something more important than
that. I had a feeling that if I wouldn't enter the tower soon something bad
was going to happen. The tower has it's own mind. And I could hear it cry.
It was sad and bored. I had to talk to someone about that. Someone who
might hear it too. So I decided to talk to my dad. I got up and walked into
the living room and sat down next to him. We were all alone. He read in a
book that I had never seen before. When he noticed me he quickly closed it
and put it out of my sight. Than he looked at me and asked: "What is it
Kina?" I took a deep breath and said: "Dad this is really important to me.
Please don't think I'm crazy. It's just...um... I don't know how to tell
you this..." "You know that you can tell me anything, Kina just go ahead",
he said curious. "Dad... can you...can you hear it too? ... Can you hear it
cry?", I spoke low. He stared at me. "What? You say you...you can hear it?
You can hear it crying in its loneliness?" I nodded. "And I thought I was
nuts! When I heard it for the first time I thought I was completely insane.
I asked your brothers...but...but they just asked me if I had gone mad. So
how come you hear it and they don't?", he said furious. "I don't really
know dad. But I always knew I was different. You have a big family dad...so
you didn't see and I never told you, but the others hate me. They always
had. But that doesn't matter now. Dad I have a bad feeling about all this.
We need to do something about it. The tower is sad and lonely but it's
going to get angry if we don't do anything, and I don't want to be here
when that happens...Soo...will you train me or what?" He looked surprised
because he was used to the laziness of his children. "You do know that this
will be a hard piece of work, right?", he said. "I told you before that I
am different.", I answered with a smile. "Of course you are"; he said
walking away, "of course you are..."
End of Chapter 1
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