Alright, This is Illusion of Gaia, or as I like to call it… The story about a boy and his flute…lol Anywho…

One- I don't own this
Two- This is MY take on the story so don't spazz if I add or neglect to add anything.
Three- It is long so forgive me if I don't update or something but I will try to be fair with the updating.

That being said…Enjoy!

Hey… My name's Will. I'm 17 and I live in South Cape. I attend the local school with my friends Seth, Lance, and Erik.

About 2 years ago I had gone on an expedition to the Tower of Babel with my father and his friend. I cant exactly remember what happened but I was the only one who made it back. To this day I still don't know how I managed to escape. When I returned, everyone assumed that my father was dead… But I believe my father is still alive somewhere.

My friend Seth believes I was able to escape because of my 'Special Power'. He says it's a form of 'sixth sense' or something. But I don't really believe him. I mean, this is coming from a guy who believes in Riverson (A man that was mutated into a giant fish and attacks ships at sea).

But I have to admit, I am extremely lucky at cards and for some weird reason I can make objects move toward me, but that doesn't mean I'm psychic or anything… I mean, if I were psychic, I would have been able to prevent the series of events that were to unfold…


"Finally!" I yelled as I stood up to leave.

"Not so fast!" said the teacher. "Please retake your seats, Will, Lance, Seth, Erik… I wish to speak to you four. The rest of you may leave."

I groaned as I sat back down. This makes it the 3rd, no, 4th time we've had to stay after school… I watched, moodily, as the rest of the class left. I looked longingly out the window.

"Will? Will! WILL! Pay attention when I'm addressing you!" yelled our teacher.

Reluctantly I turned my attention to him, "Sorry…" I said.

"Yes, well, Susan has just informed me last period, that you four tripped her. Am I correct?" asked teach.

Suddenly Lance stood up. He was the tallest of the four of us and had blonde hair. He usually wore a green shirt with pants to match. "Of course we didn't! All four of us couldn't have tripped her at the same time!" he yelled.

"Yes, well," our teacher fixed his glasses, "She says you did and I'd rather trust her more than you four."

"That's favoritism." said Seth. Unlike Lance, Seth had purple hair and purple clothing.

"No, its common sense," argued the teacher.

I looked back out the window, bored. From where I was sitting I could just see my house in the distance. Boy, I wish I were there right now…

"Will! Would you like to add to your friend's accusations?"

I looked at him blankly, "What?"

For a minute it looked as if our teacher was going to explode. "That's it! I've had it! After school detention! All of you! Starting now!"

I sighed and got out my parchment and quill. As I wrote 'I will not disobey the rules' over and over again I thought back on what had happened…

-Flash Back-

It was 2:15, classes were just getting ready to switch when Susan, high prep, came walking along the corridor.

"Hey, Will! Lets get her!" whispered Lance excitedly.

"No. Jumping her in the open or at any time would give us a one way ticket to detention. And I, for one, do not want that again…" said Seth.

"But if Will uses his 'Special Power' wouldn't it be okay?"

"Hmm…alright…" agreed Seth.

"Guys! What if she tells someone? We'd still be in trouble!" said Erik nervously. Erik, unlike the rest of us, was a goody two shoes. He was kind of scrawny compared to us and wore fancy clothes of white and blue.

"Tell who? If we do it right…she wont even know its us!" argued Lance.

"I don't know…"

Everyone looked at me. I don't know why but everyone seemed to assume I was the leader. Probably cuz I was the oldest or because of my power…I don't know. Anyway, I studied our target, who had stopped to chat with someone, and debated on what to do…

If I do it just right, I might be able to get both of them…hmm…

Slowly, I pulled out my flute. I heard the exited gasps from my friends as I focused on my target: The garbage can behind Susan. Slowly at first, I began to twirl my flute, focusing all my energy. When the flute was just a blur I unleashed all the energy I had!

Suddenly the garbage can behind Susan flew straight towards her. With a startled cry she flew backward and landed on her butt. Seth and Lance quietly celebrated our victory. It was Erik that pointed out my mistake.

"Quick! Run!" he yelled, pointing at Susan's friend.

I must have missed her because she was pointing at us accusingly. Even though we had been caught we still ran all the way to our next class laughing. We had just gotten a one-up on the 'Queen' of the school. Who wouldn't be happy?

-End Flashback-

As I turned in my paper, I suppose it really was my fault. But then again…who cares?

As we took our seats the teacher addressed us again, "Now, I hope you've all learned your lesson! And if you do anything like this again, I'll have to talk to your parents!" Erik gulped. "Now get out of here!"

As we scrambled to leave he called after us: "And watch out for monsters!"


As we exited the school we stopped to catch our breaths.

"So, what d'you guys want to do?" asked Lance.

"I don't know…" I said, absentmindedly flexing my fingers from writing too much.

"I know! Lets go to our Hideout!" said Lance.


So we all started walking south. As we passed Erik's house (The biggest one in town) I started thinking of what I was going to tell my grandparents. You see, since my mother died when I was young, my father raised me. But he's gone too so my grandparents take care of me…not that I need it though.

As we entered the harbor I saw a man fishing. I shook my head with pity. Rob always fished yet never caught anything. Maybe he needs new bait?

We continued along the pier until we made it to the Hideout. It was a cave cut into the cliffs that we had found when we were little. As soon as we got in, Lance and Seth started playing cards.

"Hey, Will, want to join?" they asked.

"Sure," I said.

As the game wore on it got dark. Soon it was time to go home.

"Alright, alright time to go…" I said, getting up.

"But, Will! We haven't finished yet!" whined Lance.

I sighed and rolled my eyes as I played my hand. "Royal Flush." With that I left, leaving my friends gawking at me. I chuckled slightly as Erik ran behind me. Still my tag along.

"Will! Will, wait up!" he gasped as he came up beside me.

"Took ya long enough…" I answered. Ever since I had saved him from the school bully, he always followed me when he could. Especially at night since there were rumors of monsters about.

"So, Will… Have you heard the rumors?" he asked exited.

"About the monsters? Yeah, so wha-"

"No! Not them!" he interrupted. "The ones about the princess!"


"I heard she ran away and came south. You know what that means, Will? Will! She came here!" By this time he was jumping up and down in excitement.

I shook my head, "You shouldn't believe everything you hear, Erik. Its probably a lie."


"No buts!" I paused. "Here's your stop. See ya tomorrow…" With that I left him on his doorstep alone. Heh, as if a princess would ever come here… I mean, why'd she want a normal petty life when she could get whatever she wanted?

I continued for awhile more until I reached my house. "Welp, here's my stop. Home sweet home…" The house was nothing fancy. It was a small two story with a garden in front. I looked up to my window and noticed the light was on. What's going on?

As I entered the house I noticed something very out of the ordinary. A pure pink pig was staring up the stairs!

"Hey! Get out! Now! OUT!" I yelled, trying to shoo it away. But all the pig did was give me an innocent 'oink oink' and pushed me out of the way.

Just as I was about to get out my flute a girl I had never seen before came running down the stairs. She wore a pink dress and had black hair.

"Hamlet! Are you alright?" she called and ran toward the pig.

'Hamlet' gave a weak sort of 'oink' and looked at me.

"Did that shabby boy hurt you?" she continued.

"Shabby?-!" I said. "Who do you think you are?"

"If I were you I'd watch what I say!" she yelled back. "Now apologize to Hamlet!"





"No!" I yelled forcibly as I took a step toward her.

She took a step back in fear and started to cry.

Oh man… "Look… Don't cry. I-I didn't mean to-" I started.

"'sniff' A-All I wanted was for you to-to 'sniff' apologize so he-he'd be happy… B-But you go and be-be mean and-and-and… Waahhhh!"

I sighed and shook my head as I walked over to her. "Look, if I apologize will you stop crying?" I asked.

"'sniff' Uh-huh…'sniff'"

So in my gentlest voice I said, "Hamlet, I'm sorry for, uh, yelling at you and, uh, sorry for scaring you, Miss…uh… What's you name?"

The girl looked up and was about to answer when two knights bearing the royal crest charged in.

"Halt! We are here by King Edward's orders to retrieve his daughter, Princess Kara. We will be gone in a matter of minutes. " He added as grandpa and grandma came downstairs looking terrified.

"No! I wont go with you!" yelled Kara, crying again.

"I'm sorry but you have no say in the matter!" declared the second knight as he grabbed her wrist.

"No! Hamlet, do something!"

But it was no use. The pig was obviously too afraid of the knights to move.

"Look princess, if I don't bring you back I'll loose my head!" knight A yelled, dragging her out the door.

"I don't care about your head!" She turned to me. "Help me! My father, he's not acting rationally! You have to-"

But whatever I had to do I obviously wasn't going to do it because the knight had shut her up. After they had left, Hamlet following, grandma Lola let out a breath she had been holding.

"Oh my! That poor girl! I do hope she'll be alright!" she said.

"Im sure she'll be fine…" said grandpa Bill. "She looks like a fighter."

More like a spoiled brat… "I think I'm going to go to bed now…"

"Oh but you just got home! Eat something first, at the least!"

So after I had eaten some snail pie, I got into bed and fell asleep. The next morning I woke up and went downstairs to find grandpa and grandma sitting at the table.

"What's up?" I asked.

"This morning…this was delivered to our house." He held up an envelope bearing the royal crest.

"Its for you…" said grandma.

Slowly I took the envelope and started to read:

Come to my castle and bring with you your father's Crystal Ring.

King Edward"

"What's this? My father's ring? I don't know where it is!"

"Yes, but what worries me the most is why he wants it?" asked grandpa.

I blinked, "Does it have any special powers or something?"

"I don't now but your father cherished it above all else," said grandma.

"Hmm…" Without another word I started walking out the door.

"Will! Where are you going?"

"To the castle!"

With that I walked outside to the border of town, showed the letter to the guard, and headed towards Edward's Castle.

This seems like a good place to end the chap. How is it so far? Like I said, some things are different but not majorly… -heh, I made a new word- Anywho, next is the castle…cant wait…

Till next chap!