Yet Another Runaway's Tale

(EDIT 2/12/16: Yes, I know this story is terrible and while I'd delete it out of shame I'm kind of keeping it so I can laugh about it with friends.)

In a little village in the south of England, Carmen Stacey and her best friend Travis are living in a world of sweet nothing. But when things become sour, Carmen abandons her modern fairy tale life.

Just half an hour away is a different society, run by the corrupt LittleVilla family, with the eldest daughter, Kimmy allready on the run. When a series of events becomes illegal, Grace LittleVilla flees with local troublemaker Henry Sapphire.

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22. Chapter Twenty-Two~Travis

7:00 am, the following day.

Mum is at work and the whole neighbourhood have gone  looking for Carmen. I'm just staying indoors. Knowing 

Carmen. She will come in her own time. I go and open the freezer and see if I can eat any ice cream. I'm about to take the tub that mum got yesterday when I hear the doorbell go. I walk to the door and open it. 

It's my cousin.Henry.

"Hey cousin. Can we crash here tonight?!"

"We?"

"Gracie?" He calls.

"What." The girl says bluntly, she looks like a fierce, yet clever girl. Defenetly not a stereo-typical blonde, thank god. The pair let themselves in. Henry looks really scruffy, like he's a homeless bum. He smiles and sees the ice cream, his girl, "friend" walks in and smiles. "So, you are the famous Travis. I'm Grace."

"I know, you're family are on the news a lot."

Grace laughs and walks towards Henry and whispers something. He looks at her and gives her a hug. I hear him whisper "It's okay. I'm sorry too"  The laugh and Grace goes and nicks three spoons.

"So. are you planning to let us share this beautiful gift?" Henry laughs 

"Once you have a shower!" I joke as I steal the ice cream and return it into the freezer.

"Ugh. Gracie, you go first!"

"There's two." I say.

"Ugh."

Grace laughs and says "where's the bathroom?"

"Henry will show you."

"Come along Gracie"

 

I turn on the TV and put on the news. The adverts are calling out to an audience, which isn't me. I go and get a can of 

coke from the fridge and sit back down on the couch. The ads end and I watch to see if anything interesting is on. The screen fades to the studio and there's a really prim woman about to tell me the news.

The banner is screaming BREAKING NEWS at me and I continue to watch the woman.

"Breaking news at 7:30. Grace LittleVilla and Henry Sapphire, children of the most important bisness names: Christopher LittleVilla and Alice Sapphire have been reported missing. The families have also announced there will be a large cash reward if the children are returned safely." 

I drop my coke.

Why? What? They have everything a child could want and they've just abandoned it!

"Speaking of runaways, local girl Carmen Stacey have also been reported missing. We have footage of her mother, Scarlett Stacey appealing to the public."

I turn off the TV just as Grace walks in. Her hair is wet and she's not wearing any make up, it is revealed that she has freckles.

"You and Henry are on the news."

"Shit."

"I don't get it."

"Huh?"

"You two are living every child's dream, and you just walked away..How could you do that."

"Ha! Me and Henry's lives are far from a dream Travis, we may have everything, but you have something that I've been dreaming of!"

"What?"

"Freedom."

"What?!"

"Don't you see? Back at home, we couldn't hang out, we could only play in certain areas of town, we couldn't go to school, school game to us. I haven't had a McDonnalds in years until me and Henry left. I miss being.."

"Normal" Henry finishes. "She's right. We ran to find freedom. We don't want to be in a fairytale anymore. We came here to find our siblings. We haven't seen Skylar or Kimmy in almost a month."

"Sky's missing?"

"Mum doesn't care."

"Who's Kimmy?"

"My sister" Grace replies "We came here to find her, them. And we want to help you find your friend too. That's why we came."

"How do you know Carmen's missing?"

"Missing posters..and she's with Kimmy."

"How do you know?"

"Phone call."

"Come with us cousin." Henry says.

I look at my cousin and his companion. Do I want to leave everything I know?

"I will. C'mon."

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