I stared out at the spaceport in the sky from my place on the roof. I was trying to ignore the sounds of mother yelling at Jim when he was escorted home by some robocops. I sighed, tossing my bangs to the side, the only part of my chestnut hair that is long enough to be moved, unfortunately, the wind blew it right back to where it was before I moved it. I sighed angrily, giving up on it, and I began humming a soft little tune under my breath. After a couple minutes, I began singing, putting all of my emotions into it:

Grew up in a small town

And when the rain would fall down

I'd just stare out my window

Dreaming of what could be

And if I'd end up happy, I would pray

Trying hard to reach out

But when I'd try to speak out

Felt like no one could hear me

Wanted to belong here

But something felt so wrong here

So I pray, I could breakaway

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly

I'll do what it takes, 'til I touch the sky

And I'll make a wish, take a chance, make a change

And breakaway

Out of the darkness and into the sun

But I won't forget all the ones that I loved

I'll take a risk, take a chance, make a change

And breakaway

Wanna feel the warm breeze

Sleep under a palm tree

Feel the rush of the ocean

Get onboard a fast train

Travel on a jet plane, far away

And breakaway

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly

I'll do what it takes 'til I touch the sky

And I'll make a wish, take a chance, make a change

And breakaway

Out of the darkness and into the sun

I won't forget all the ones that I loved

I gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change

And breakaway

Buildings with a hundred floors

Swinging 'round revolving doors

Maybe I don't know where they'll take me but

Gotta keep moving on, moving on

Fly away, breakaway

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly

Though it's not easy to tell you goodbye

I gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change

And breakaway

Out of the darkness and into the sun

But I won't forget the place I come from

I gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change

And breakaway, breakaway, breakaway

I let my voice echo throughout the docks, and I just sat there fighting back the tears that threatened to fall. I won't cry, I thought angrily. I will get out of here, and when I do, I'll make my own future, instead of having to live off of mother for the rest of my life. I'm 24 for Pete's sakes! And here I am, living with my mother because I can only afford some cheap fabrics, then make my own clothing. I stopped ranting when I watched as the many patrons walked out of the inn with full bellies, and smiles on their faces. When the last one left, Jim came up to the roof and sat beside me, but when he turned to look at me, he gave me a look that said, 'Everyone left, and I want to be alone, so leave.' I rolled my sapphire eyes and jumped off the roof, landing right in front of the door. When I entered, I saw mother and Dr. Doppler talking quietly. I grabbed a broom and blocked out their conversation about my brother as I was doing my chore. I jumped when I heard mother yell, "James Pleiades Hawkins!" I tried to concentrate on what they were saying, but I was focused on the sound of a ship pulling up to the docks, and definitely in a quick and hastily manner.

I ran over to the flowery blinds and opened it a crack to see some not-so-friendly shadowy figures approaching. "I think that guy brought his friends, 'cause we've got company!" I yelled closing the blinds.

"Run!" Jim yelled and we ran up the stairs as fast as we could. Luckily for me I was wearing pants and my boots, and not a dress like my mother, otherwise I know I would've tripped and fallen for sure. When we reached the window, I turned and saw the shadows of the pirates below heading up the stairs right for us.

"1-" Dr. Doppler began as him and my mother were readying themselves to jump, but Jim cut him off yelling '3!' and pushed them out the window followed by him, with me on their tails. Doppler yelled for his slug to run and we took off like a rocket away from the Benbow Inn. I didn't dare turn to take a final glance at the burning building as we rode to the Doctor's home.

Once there, the doctor made my mother tea while Jim went to the window, and I laid down on the carpet in front of the fireplace. I zoned out, as usual, until I was startled by a green light that filled the entire room. I looked around, and noticed that whatever the pirates wanted, was in Jim's hands, and it looked like a weird map of some sort, possibly a treasure map. "Wait. Wait, wait, wait! This is us, the planet Montressor!" Doppler gasped in excitement. "That's the Magellanic Cloud! Whoo! The Coral Galaxy! Oh! That's the Cygnus Cross and that's the Kerian Abyss. Wait. What's this? What's this? Why, it-it's-"

"Treasure Planet," Jim finished excitingly.

"No!"

"That's Treasure Planet!" That was Treasure Planet! I remembered it from when Jim and I were younger, all of those stories that made us look forward to the future, and they were real!

"When are we going?" I asked excitingly.

"No one is going anywhere!" mother yelled, glaring at us.

"Mom, I know I messed up, but this is a chance to make it up to you! With that treasure, we could rebuild the Benbow inn a hundred times over!"

"Jim's right! Not to mention that I've heard several accounts of boys learning responsibility and becoming men by going out to sea," I said trying to convince her to let us go.

"Delbert, some help here?" she cried exasperatedly.

"She's right you know, it's absurd sending two children out on their own into the universe," Delbert said, causing Jim and I to glare at him for calling us mere children. I was far from it! Jim, well, that's debatable, but definitely not me! "That's why I'm going with you!"

"Delbert!" mother cried in shock. I stood there amazed as Doppler ran around packing various objects into a carpet bag.

"Ok you're all grounded!" she yelled and Doppler stopped dancing (I should really pay more attention sometimes).

"Mom, we'll make things right. We'll be safe, and if anything happens to us, I'll take care of it and kick anyone's ass that gets in my way," I vowed smiling. She looked at me contemplating her decision and sighed in defeat.

"Alright."

"YES!" we cheered and began to make preparations for the long journey ahead of us.