In The Beginning, It Sucked
In the beginning, there was I, Alice, my twin sister, Jamiean (Jamie for short), my older brother, Sam, and my mom and dad all packed into a monster of a van. We were heading down to the lake house for summer vacation. We had gone their every year since I could remember. I was in the back with my other siblings reading. We were all competing to see who could finish the LoTR series faster. Why you ask would we do this, it's simple, our mother yelled at us when we were having LoTR movie marathon, again, that we need to read the books before we watched it again. With that the witch, erm, I mean our dear, loving, movie hating mother turned of the T.V. with a satisfied look on her face. So we decide to add some fun to it to see who could finish the series first, and sadly, we were still on The Hobbit.
"Almost done! Hah, take that Alice!" said by brother laughing.
"Keep your mouth shut, I'm almost done too." I said calmly not taking my eyes from the book, Bard had just killed Smog.
"AH! How do you read that fast! I'm only on chapter three!" complained my sister.
I being in the middle, put on my ipod to tune out their arguing so I could concentrate. My brother had always the smart one and this was his summer break from collage, he was two years older than my sister and me. My sister had always been the beautiful, talented, popular one. Then there was me. I was pretty like my sister but I, unlike her was shy. Her favorite school orientated things were lunch and debate team, if there was anything my sister could do it was flirt, and win arguments, not to mention she was an expert fencer. My favorite things would have to be art, and archery. Whenever I shot an arrow I could almost feel my soul going with the arrow, flying through the wind. Where was I, oh yah.
"Both of you shut up and read!" I scolded.
They looked at me, then at each at each other and muttered apologies.
"Ah, we're here." Said my mother sighing, she loved this place.
I couldn't blame her, this place was gorgeous. The sun hit the water just right and we had a two-story log cabin right next to the water with a balcony extending over the water. I loved painting, and it was my life long dream to paint this scene just right, so everyone could see its beauty. We all got out of the car and unloaded our stuff. I ran up to my room to get my easel and painting stuff. I set my stuff up out on the balcony and paned how it was going to look and started sketch.
"AAAALLLICCEEE!" came my sister scream from downstairs.
Immediately think something was wrong, I rushed downstairs, my sister always got herself into big messes. When I reached the bottom I just saw her smiling.
"Come on, let's go on a walk!" she said excitedly.
Part of me was happy she was okay, the other was fuming, she had interrupted my work.
"Jamie, I'm working on my painting." I said trying to calm myself down.
"Oh, come on, you can work on your painting later, we have a month here."
There was a reason she was the president of the debate club.
"Fine, a SHORT one won't hurt." I consented.
We walked out of the house and into the woods. I knew these woods like the back of my hand, one of the paintings I did of these patches of clearing where the flowers bloomed beautifully was the pride and joy of my gallery. We had been walking for about fifteen minutes in silence when Jamie said, "Ooh, what was that?" and took off running deeper into the forest.
"JAMIE!" I yelled after her before running after her.
I soon catch up and almost bump into her when she stops abruptly staring at something in front of us. I step around her and see the most amazing thing, a beautiful silver ring with a beautiful silver flower design on it. I know I've seen it somewhere, but I just can't place it, my sister gets it before me.
"Galadriel's ring." She mutters.
I stand shocked, how did it get here? Before I can ask my question Jamie runs for the ring.
"STOP!" I scream, but it's to late, she is about to put it on.
I lunge forward and grab her arm, by far the worst mistake in the history of the world. Before we could react, we were falling.