|Red King Rising
Author: kenilyn PM
"Be the light that shines in the darkest of places." Charlie Bone once had an older sister but the day his father died, she did too...or so he thought. In reality, she was taken from his family and is at Bloor's Academy, thinking her brother is dead, wondering and dreaming about him someday returning so they could be a real family again...Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Asa. P & Charlie B. - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,136 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 01-19-13 - Published: 07-07-10 - id: 6119536
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Ok, so I was looking for fanfics to read when I thought OMG, I should do a Charlie Bone fanfic so…here it is!...yeah, I always use the name Vanessa, it's just a thing for me cause she's my conscience. :) So here you go!
A/N: I am currently going through this story to edit it because I think it's something I can save (:
Anywho, I hope you enjoy this revamped fic!
It had started to rain at Bloor's Academy and I was outside in the maze, a place that the students had to find their way through every year. We usually lose a few, but I end up finding them a few days later. I don't know why I was out here. Manfred would get angry…he's my overprotective cousin. He says he's like that towards me because I'm his family and I'm a girl, that he doesn't want me to get hurt. I'm not stupid. It's because I'm a child of the Red King, one of the strongest ones in fact, and they don't want me to be out of control. But whatever, that's their problem. If you keep a pet on a short enough leash, they'll bite. I'm just bidding my time.
Finally, I was at the center of the maze where a tomb lied. I sighed and sat on it, waiting. For what, I don't know. I sat there, listening to the wind, feeling the rush of it through my curly brown hair. Then I heard footsteps. I looked to my left to see a wolf glaring at me. I sighed. "It's not like I was going to run off, you know that." I said warily. He growled. I frowned. "Okay, fine, I'm coming, I'm coming." I jumped off the tomb and walked over to the rather large, dangerous looking wolf. We walked through the maze in silence.
"Asa? Can I ask you something?" I asked the wolf. He huffed, earning a groan from me in response. "Please?" he whined. I took it as a yes. "Did you know my brother?" I asked quietly. He stopped and I tripped over him. I stood up and frowned. I just got mud on a new white dress. Lovely. He howled and lights turned on. I groaned. "You are such a jerk!" I seethed loudly. "Vanessa! It's after hours, do not yell." Manfred ordered, walking up with a lantern. He looked quite depressing with his long black hair and pale complexion. The fact that he was dressed in black didn't help either. I looked at my feet.
"What are you even doing out here so late?" he said, grabbing my arm gently and pulling me towards the doors. I saw faces in the dormitory windows, some of them my friends, the other children of the Red King. I shrugged. "Don't give me that. I want an answer." He ordered. I sighed. "I feel more connected out there and it gives me a peace of mind." I confessed. He sighed. "You don't need to be going out there, you could get lost." He said. I snorted. "Oh please, I'm the one who helps Asa find the kids that get lost in there." I gloated. He rolled his eyes. "Manfred?" I asked quietly. "What?" he grunted. "What was my brother like?" he stopped dead in his tracks and stared at me.
"What did you say?" I glared at him. "I said, what was my brother like?" I repeated. He licked his lips nervously. "Well, to be honest, I never met him." I knew he was being honest but…he was holding back. He looked me in the eyes. I snorted. "Don't even think about it." I laughed. He shrugged and led me to my room in silence. "Manfred?" I asked when we got there. "I don't want to hear any questions about your brother." He said. I frowned. "That's not what I was going to ask." He paused and sat on the end of my bed where I was curled up under my covers. "Okay, then what?" he asked softly. I liked Manfred better when we were like this. Loving each other like real cousins and not a cold hearted 'I'm only here so I can get what I want' kind of relationship.
"I want to enroll." I said. His eyes widened. "Seriously?" he asked. I nodded. "Billy says that I could be a real good pianist and Tancred said I'd be good at painting and Asa says I'm pretty good at acting." I said. He looked thoughtful. "Probably not." He sighed. I frowned. "Why not! You're enrolled! Why can't I? I'm sick of being locked up in my room all day and getting in trouble when I set one foot out the door!" I complained. He looked irritated. "Okay, I'll ask, just stop whining." He muttered. I grinned and gave him a hug. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" I cried happily. He rolled his eyes and pushed me off. "Just get some sleep and I'll see you at breakfast." He said. I nodded and tucked myself in, watching as he left and shut my bedroom door softly behind him.
I sighed happily and rolled over onto my side, drifting off to sleep, dreaming about what it'd be like to be a student at the prestigious Bloor's Academy…