Freedom

Freedom

Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

Summary

Emily Orin is a 19-year-old with dreams of traveling; however, she did not know that traveling would mean to Alaska to help her farther with work. Nor did she think that would also include becoming kibble for an overgrown hairball. Ah, the joys of youth!

Summary

Emily Orin is a 19-year-old with dreams of traveling; however, she did not know that traveling would mean to Alaska to help her farther with work. Nor did she think that would also include becoming kibble for an overgrown hairball. Ah, the joys of youth!

Chapter1 (v.1) - Faith

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Submitted: June 27, 2017

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Emily’s Point of View

Most people, and I use that phrase lightly, always dream of traveling. I am one of those people, but when I pictured traveling, I did not picture that meant to Alaska. But here I was one day away before I made the drive up to Alaska, then it would be, goodbye car hello sled dogs, goodbye sunglass hello snow goggles. Don’t get me wrong, I was excited to go, new place, and new things to see; however, we were only half way through the summer vacation. I had talked to my dad the other night on the phone, he had already moved up there for the summer, and needed help with his plants. Dad always had a green thumb, his passion and hobby was researching and growing plants, his specialty flowers. Dr. Orin, as he was formally known, had recently moved up into Alaska to join forces with an old friend of his on cross breeding two new kinds of plants. I had only been home for a few weeks before he made the trip up, with the promise of being back in a month. Now instead of him coming back he was asking me to come up and join him. So here I was, Emily Orin, Dr. Orin’s only daughter packing her bags and saying goodbye to her last summer before college, and saying hello to pine trees and the great outdoors.

I had gathered all my belongings that I would need to take up with me. I felt a small smile spread across my lips. It was exciting getting to go up and see dad, I had missed him this past month. He always did his work from home too, so not knowing what he was getting into pecked at my inner curiosity. After making a list and checking it twice, I was satisfied that everything would turn out nice. I had called our mail man and arrange for our mail to be sent up north, and any other issues we might run into. Crashing on the couch I flip on the television to watch just a little of the discovery channel before bed, they were having a special about mermaids. I had to admit the graphics they used where pretty nifty, and anything on was better than nothing. There was just something about dead silence that made any place seem creeper. Since dad had been gone I had left the T.V on every night to try and cancel out some of the silence. But my nighty routine was no completed without-
A few scratching sounds at our back door fallowed by mews, speak of the devil. I rose off the couch and walked on my way to the back door, picking up what was left of the dinner I had made on my way. I flipped on the porch light, but it only flickered a few times before blowing out, just long enough for me to spoke the grey fuzz ball that had been visiting me for about a week now. I smiled and open the broom closet by the door and grab our spare flash light and shine it out through the window in the door. Remember kids, safely first! After making sure the cost was clear I cracked the door open and stepped outside, the little grey cat started to purr and rub himself against my legs.
“Hehe, well hello there fuzz butt, looking for something?” I asked shaking the plate of half eaten chicken and mash potatoes. As if he understood me he mewed out and batted at my legs a bit.
“Ok ok, give me a second.” I said as I stepped out making sure to have my house keys still in my pocket, I closed the door behind me and sat down on our one step. The cat’s beautiful blue eyes watched with excitement until the very last moment when I laid the plate down and he could lay siege to it. He made guzzled the food down, the little piggy.

I ran my hand down his back, his silver fur glisten in the light. I don’t know who’s cat this was, but there had to be someone taking care of him. His fur always looked brush and he never felt thin, and I swear one time his nails looked freshly trimmed.

“So who are you cheating on me with?” I asked the grey cat as he finished his meal and begin to clean his face. Living here for a month alone had made me look forward to our little meetings, I was glad someone was taking care of him too, if not he was going to become my plus one on my little trip up to see dad.

The cat mewed as if to thank me for another meal and begin to climb up onto my lap, but then stopped, with two paws on my lap he looked out across the yard to the forest that lined our property. I fallowed his gaze, but did not see anything. Then again, his eyes where better than mine in this dark. His fur raised up on his back a bit, making my heart start to beat faster. Maybe it was a dog he smelled?

“Hello?” I called out, I don’t know why. If it was a dog clearly, they would not be sending me a howdy doo back, and if it was a person…. I suddenly remembered my flash light sitting beside me. I grab it and flip it on and pointed its bright beam straight out to where Fuzz Butt had been looking. As the bright ray of light shone it aluminate a figure, large and standing on four legs I could see it clearly now, it was…..a deer. It looked to be a doe, she looked up as the light hit her and did not even bat an eye as she lowered her head back down and kept eating. I let out a sigh of relief and poked Fuzz Butts forehead.

“You big scaredy  cat it’s just a deer.” I let out a nervous laugh. “You got me all worked up.” But something still did not seem right, Fuzz Butt kept his eyes on the deer and seemed to get more and more defensive.  “Hey, its ok.” I said, and just as I reached out to try and sooth him he hissed at the deer and bolted off, I shine the flash light on him just in time to see him disappear around the side of the house. “Fuzz Butt!” I jumped up, just as I was about to go after him I heard an animal cry out fallowed by a snapping sound, like someone breaking a branch in half. But the sound had not come from the direction Fuzz Butt had ran. With a shaky hand, I turn the flash light back in the direction of the deer, but this time I saw what Fuzz Butt had really been upset about. The deer was still there, but not like before, its mangled body lay beneath a large black looking lion with horns. The beast was massive twice of a grizzly bear. Its paws large with ebony claws protruding from them, a shiny liquid coated them. It was not hard to guess what that was. A long set of black ram looking horns decorated the side of its head. Looking up at the source of the light that now shone in its eyes, I could see the blood running down its muzzle. Frozen in place, my feet did not want to move, but I slowly started to reach back with my free hand to the door. I was no sure what good my door would really do even if I got inside, but it would be better than staying out here with this monster. We stared at each other, for a moment I thought maybe he would just walk off when he was done, a girl can dream right? I clasped the door knob and turned it, my sigh of relief was premature, at the sound the beast roared out, I could feel the vibrations down to my shoes as it charged at me. He would be on me in seconds, I would not even have time to open the door before he slammed into me, so I did the only thing my instants told me to do. I raised my hands and covered my face, then let out the loudest scream of my young, and maybe short life.


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