GREGOR THE OVERLANDER 6

THE WAR RETURNS

Ch. 1

Gregor was bored. He didn't know what to do. There was one thing that he couldn't stop thinking about. The Underland. One thing in the Underland in particular. It wasn't Luxa as you would expect. All he felt was guilt. While fighting the Bane, his bat Ares died. Gregor thinks that it is his fault.

It was 4:00 AM. Although he was very tired, he couldn't go to sleep. He just was lying down on his bed, looking at a picture of him and Ares getting bonded. He couldn't help but cry at the thought of it. That it was his fault that his bond and best friend was dead. Then there was the fact that he couldn't see Luxa or any of his other friends in the Underland.

That was when he made a decision. He was going back to the Underland. Luckily his family hadn't moved to Virginia. He just realized he had said that aloud. His sister Lizzie entered the room. "What?" she whispered. "So you heard that?" "Yeah. Can I come?" asked Lizzie. "You know that we might not be back up here in a long time?" asked Gregor. "I know, but I want to see Ripred."

"Okay then. Get flashlights and a bunch of batteries. I'll get some more supplies. Meet my here in one hour," commanded Gregor.

It had been an hour. Gregor was waiting for Lizzie in his room. Lizzie popped her head in. "Okay, I'm ready," she whispered. "Let's go," said Gregor.

They walked into their living room and out the door. While he was walking out of the door, he taped a note to it saying that they were going back. They didn't go into the elevator, because it had cameras. They walked down the stairs and into the laundry room. Gregor then tore the grate to the air vent open.

Gregor could feel that the currents were on. He was so excited. They were going back. Gregor gestured for Lizzie to jump down the grate. She jumped. Gregor followed right after her. They were going back.