Aaaaaand we're back!:D
I'm finally able to start posting this story!:D I hope I didn't leave you guys waiting too long for this!
This story will be rated M because there will be some bad language in it.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the first chapter of The Call of Destiny!:D
Chapter 1: Being Kidnapped,
A month had passed since Ember had taken her second trip to FutureGate and since that time, she hadn't heard from Caleb. This told her that the viruses she'd written for the time portal and the time link, through which they'd send messages back and forth, had done their job in the machinery. She did regret putting the viruses in them though, but she also felt that she'd done the right thing.
Ember sighed as she ran her hand through her hair; the news that she'd severed ties with Caleb hadn't gone down all that well with the other recruits in the community. They'd all been looking forward to Ember given Caleb their messages and getting messages back from him. Ember had basically crushed that hope, she felt bad about it, but she knew that it was for the best. In the end, the recruits had somewhat forgiven her and things went back to normal in the KHB community.
Ember sighed again as she got out of bed and walked over to her wardrobe to get ready for the day. She knew that one of these days she was going to start feeling the effects of being pregnant and to tell the truth, she wasn't looking forward to that at all. She still found it hard to believe that in nine months time she would be giving birth to a baby boy. There were so many things to consider now that Ember had gotten a job to safe up for when the baby came, she knew her mother would help out as much as she could even though she didn't have that much money, but Rutger's parents were a different story. Over the month that Ember had been back from FutureGate, Michael and Lilith Lansing had made their dislike of her crystal clear. So much so that they tended to just ignore her all together despite Rutger's best efforts to get his parents to be nice to her.
Because of this, Ember knew for certain that when the news came that Rutger had made her pregnant, they were going to be pissed off and that was putting it lightly. Ember pulled her wardrobe open and looked into the mirror; she pulled her pyjamas up and turned sideways to find that there were no signs of her belly getting bigger yet.
"Guess that's going to happen soon." Ember remarked, glancing down at her stomach before letting her t-shirt fall back in place.
Ember grabbed a tank top and her favourite baggy jeans from the wardrobe and threw them on. After getting dressed, she pulled her hair up into a pony tail before going downstairs. As she walked into the kitchen, she found that there was no-one there while normally her mother and brother would be in the kitchen for breakfast.
"No-one home?" Ember called.
When there wasn't a response, Ember shook her head and started to make some breakfast for herself. As it was the weekend, she didn't know what she was going to do, especially since normally she'd spend her weekends with Rutger, but this particular weekend, Rutger had to go on a business trip with his father.
"Great…" Ember sighed. "Stuck at home with nothing to do…"
After eating breakfast, Ember went into the living room and grabbed her laptop. After turning it on, she went onto the KHB website to do some maintenance work on it, but after an hour, she'd finished with it so she started to work on a history report that she had to do. The report was on World War 2 and Ember couldn't help but think about the Roboidz Invasion. Ember shook her head a little to shake of all thoughts of 2110 from her head and tried to focus on her homework, but as it turned out, she found that she couldn't.
In the end, Ember put her laptop away and turned on the TV, but there was nothing on that interested her. In the end Ember turned the channel to a Doctor Who rerun, although the second that it showed a Cyberman, Ember turned off the TV, the last thing she wanted was to be reminded of anything that was to do with 2110.
That was the hardest thing about all of it, knowing that she would never be in touch with Caleb again and forced to wait until he was born before she could see him again. Not to mention that she was still trying to work through the guilt of killing Upa Gup, the Alien that had threatened Caleb.
Even though she hid her guilt most of the time, Ember knew that she wasn't the same girl that had left for FutureGate a month before. She had changed and they weren't small changes. But that's what happened when you killed a person, you couldn't remain the same person you'd been before the murder. She couldn't help the fact that she'd changed either, even though she felt that she'd done the right thing, she felt guilty.
Ember decided that the best thing to do was to just grab her sketching pad and start drawing something. After 10 minutes of drawing however, she ended up drawing the basic outline of a Roboid. She tore the page out of her sketchbook and she decided there and then that she wished she'd never heard of 2110 before. That way she would have never ended up doing all the things she'd done. However she felt like a selfish brat immediately afterwards because if she hadn't made the choices she'd made in the past 6 months, she wouldn't have gotten to know Caleb and all the other people she'd met.
Ember tossed her sketch book back onto the table and started walking towards the hallway when she saw that her right hand was being surrounded by green lightening.
"Oh crap." Ember swore as the light started to spread out across her body. "No! You can't do this!"
There was nothing she could do to stop it from happening though and in the end; Ember stopped trying to fight it. She closed her eyes in preparation for the time jump and she felt her feet coming of the ground. A split second later, she felt her feet hitting the ground and Ember's eyes snapped open just in time to see the last of the green lightning fading.
"Ah shit..." Ember swore.
She sighed when she saw that she was standing inside of FutureGate. It took some time to orientate herself, but when she had, she realized that she was standing in a part of FutureGate that she'd been in before. As Ember started moving towards the command deck, as she was sure that that's where Caleb was, she was reminded for a few moments of the very first time she'd arrived on FutureGate, mainly to the fact that she wasn't wearing her shoes as she hadn't expected the time jump to happen. She shook of these thoughts when she stepped into the command centre where the time portal was stationed and to her surprise, it wasn't Caleb standing at the controls, but Tweaks.
"Tweaks?" Ember asked in disbelieve. "But... what the hell are you doing here?"
"Ember." Tweaks smiled as she walked over to Ember. "Good to see you."
"You too." Ember replied as the two of them hugged. "But what the hell are you doing here?"
"Caleb called me." Tweaks replied before she punched Ember.
The blow was so surprising that Ember hadn't seen it coming. The force of it was enough to make her stumble for a moment and she looked back up at Tweaks in disbelieve as she put her hand to her jaw, feeling the spot where the punch had made impact starting to sting.
"What the hell is wrong with you?" Ember exclaimed, rubbing her jaw. "What was that for?"
"What the hell were you thinking?" Tweaks demanded. "Leaving Caleb a video message? I thought you were going to tell Caleb face to face what the hell had been going on and then I hear you left him a video message? Do you have any idea how badly he would freak out?"
"I thought that..." Ember started.
"No, you sit and listen." Tweaks ordered.
Ember grimaced a little at Tweaks' tone of voice, but she knew a tone like that well enough to know that it was futile to argue. The last thing she wanted was to make Tweaks angrier than she obviously already was. Ember walked over to one of the stools and sat down on it before swivelling around to face Tweaks. She couldn't help but grimace slightly though when she noticed the fire that was burning in Tweaks' eyes, it was very clear that the warrior was pissed off.
"You're an idiot, you know that?" Tweaks stated as she crossed her arms over her chest. "How the hell could you do something as stupid as this? Leaving a video message, seriously? These kinds of things aren't meant to be told in a video message, Ruby... nor should I start calling you Ember now?"
"I don't..." Ember started to say before seeing Tweaks' glare which made her fall silent again.
"These kinds of things are meant to be told to someone when you're face to face." Tweaks continued. "Not via a video! What the hell were you thinking?"
"How the hell was I supposed to tell him?" Ember argued. "That would've been a great talk. 'see ya, Caleb and by the way, I lied for the last 3 weeks, I'm actually your grandmother but your father isn't actually born yet, so I'm basically your future grandmother' That would've..."
"It would've been better than hearing it from a video." Caleb's voice said.
Ember froze when she heard his voice. The tone of it made it very clear to her that she'd hurt Caleb badly and immediately she started to feel a pang of guilt. She turned to face the door where Caleb was standing. Despite the fact that she already knew that Caleb was feeling hurt because of her, the look on his face confirmed it all. If it was possible, Caleb looked even more hurt than she had ever been able to imagine. It was going to take a long time before they'd get to 'apology accepted'.
And we're off! The first chapter is done and dusted.
Ember's thrown right into the thick of it again isn't she? How will things turn out?
I guess you'll just have to read the next chapter!:P
I will do my best to get it posted next Wednesday, sorry if I'm not ale to make that deadline, it's going to be a busy/exhausting week at work. I will try my best to stick to it though!