Okay, this is my first attempt at a Treasure Planet movie re-write. Just to let you know Cassie is one of my friend's name and Jaceno's name is from a Star Wars story I made up(it's not written down yet) Um, the rating is for a bit more violence than the movie actually has, a few swear words, and a little discussion of Cassie's and Jaceno's home life in Chapters 1 and 5. Hope it doesn't scare you off!
Reviewer notes(I had to put these here to even up the chapters. I'll update a.s.a.p.)
pIPPINpIRATE: No sarcasm? How could I ever think there was any sarcasm intended?! :-) Just kidding, pal.
Ari: I know how you feel. I actually had this awful thought one day where my parents took all of my Treasure Planet stuff and burned it. Talk about freaky! I really hope your stepdad isn't anything like Josen.
sk8ergirl96: I'll try to update soon. And don't worry, Josen'll get what he deserves.
purplepeopleeater: You pronounce his name "Jay-ken-oh" and his nickname is "Jayce". Their last name is pronounced "So-lo-day". And Josen's name is pronounced "Ho-sen"
Captein Amelia: I'll try, Ma'am. ;-) And to let you know...Amelia is sorta more of a mentor to Cassie than John Silver is.
Hi. I'm Cassandra Solode, but you can call me Cassie. I decided to write this all down so I won't forget what happened. My older brother Jaceno and I were really pulled into The Etherium and journeyed on the RLS Legacy to Treasure Planet! At first we thought we were dreaming but then-well you'll just have to find out what happened if you choose to read it. I'll start it the night before it happened...
I smiled as I watched the credits of Treasure Planet roll past on the TV screen. I looked over at my brother who was sitting on the sofa next to me. "Hey, Jace, wouldn't it have been fun to be on the Legacy?"
My seventeen-year-old brother smiled. "Yeah, it sure would've, Cassie. But, I probably wouldn't have been able to watch over you all the time like Dad asked me to. You probably would've made a great cabin-girl, though." He got up and switched on the living room light.
I winced and covered my eyes with my arm. "Did you have to do that, Jace? That hurt!"
He grinned and threw a pillow at me. "Yes I did, Cassandra Ashley Solode!"
I scowled and threw the pillow back at him. "Well, take that, Jaceno Andrew Solode!"
A few minutes later our step-dad came into the living room, stopping our pillow fight instantly. We looked at eachother anxiously as he frowned at us sternly and pointed to the clock. It read 2:53 am.
"Why are you two still up?", he asked quietly. Then he saw the television. "Were you watching a movie?!" We nodded silently and he glared at us. He stalked over to the TV and turned it off. Then he pressed the eject button on the VCR and yanked the cassette out. I stared in shock at the glittering tape hanging from the case, torn in half. "You...you ruined the movie!", I whispered. My step-dad frowned at the tape, then turned to me. "Yes, Cassandra, its broken. I hope this teaches you not to stay up late watching movies!"
I looked at him angrily. "Mom said we could, so-!"
He cut me off by throwing the tape to the ground and crushing it beneath his foot. Then he looked up at us. He pointed at Jaceno and snapped, "Get to your room, boy."
Jace nodded and left. My step-dad glared at me. "Your mother may have said you could, but I didn't. Now go to bed."
I turned and ran for my room, slamming and locking the door behind myself.
I heard him swearing outside the door as he tried to open it. Suddenly I heard ripping paper and realized that he was tearing down all the artwork that I had taped to it. Tears flew into my eyes as I thought of all the work I had done on those pictures. He finished ripping them down and shoved the pieces under the door. "Stupid papers! I hope you'll behave better now, Cassandra. I don't think you want your mother to find out about this, you stupid little wench!"
I quickly grabbed my CD player's headphones and turned it on as loud as I could stand it as he began calling me horrible names. I finally drowned out his voice with the music and slowly began to relax as I listened to the lyrics of the song.
They can't tell be who to be. 'Cause I'm not what they see. Yeah the world is still sleepin' while I keep on dreamin' for me. And their words are just whispers and lies that I'll never believe!
Tears began to spill down my cheeks as I quietly sang the song along with John Rzeznik. I love this song because most of it described me and my life. Ever since mt father died six years ago and Mom married Josen about three years later, things had just been getting worse and worse! Jace and I began to lose privileges for no reason and Josen kept abusing us. Physically and emotionally. He'd curse at us while we worked and one time when Jaceno had asked him to stop he punched my brother in the stomach as hard as he could. Jace couldn't stand up for an hour.
My younger step-sister wasn't nice either. When I first found out that I was gonna have a sister I was excited but I soon found out what she was like. She was like her father in almost every way! She could swear so loud and vulgar that even a salty pirate would cover his ears tightly. When she first came to visit, she left me in tears because she had completely destroyed a small figurine that my dad had given me right before he died. As Josen took her home I saw him give her a hi-five in their car. But I'm getting sidetracked there. Back to my story.
After I'm Still Here was finished I slowly took off my headphones and turned off the player. I looked out my window and made a silent wish. 'I wish I could go far away from here. I wish I could go to the Etherium and be away from Josen forever!' Then I wiped off my face and began getting ready for bed. I was strangely tired as I climbed into bed and switched off the light. Before I lay down though, I glanced out the window and saw a faint green glow outside. I tried to keep my eyes open but couldn't. I was asleep before my head hit the pillow.
Well, what'd you think? Please leave a review!!! I promise that the movie will start in the next chapter.