The dark figures flew through the night in search of the four children to stop them from retrieving the jewels. They finally saw them on the horizon about one mile away. When they arrived, they snuck up from behind and surprised the four with a loud roar in a growly voice of, “We are the Kiflian. Tremble with fear at our feet.”
Christy screamed. “Never, we will never give in to you! Your hands shall not touch me or my friends else you fear my wrath.”
Melony kicked her from behind to make her quiet, but it was too late. The Kiflians roared and charged them as they drew their weapons. The Kiflians all drew long dark swords that curved at the very tip.
They charged each other. Jake immediately charged one of them and swung his sword. The Kiflian held up his word in defense and easily blocked it. He’s strong as an elephant! How can we possibly defeat them? Jake thought as his sword flew out of his hand.
Jake fell to the ground. The Kiflian let out a triumphant scream and pointed his sword at Jake. Out of panic, Jake rolled over as the sword of the Kiflian stabbed through the ground where he had been. Jake watched in horror as the Kiflian went mad because his sword was stuck in the rock. Jake took the opportunity to jump up. He stood and ripped off the black cloak the figure was wearing. The Kiflian screamed and blew away as he disintegrated into ashes.
The blade of the sword in the ground slowly changed to a beautiful light green color. The hilt turned silver with a large emerald embedded inside the pommel. He reached forward and found that the sword was incredibly light. He easily pulled it out of the ground.
How did I do that? He thought.
He picked up the belt the sword had been hanging from off the ground where the Kiflian had been standing and fit it around his waist, grinning.
Meanwhile, Cody had been sparring with another Kiflian. The figure had been going easy on him; Cody was still holding his sword. Then with a single blow, the Kiflian unarmed Cody and pushed him over. Right when the Kiflian was about to stab him, he froze, and fell to the ground. Melony was standing behind him.
“Take more care next time!” Melony said, picking up the sword and the belt as it slowly changed from black to an iridescent blue. The sword was much like Jake’s, but it was blue with a sapphire put into the hilt of the sword.
She gave it to Cody, who took it proudly. “I have no need of this.” she said.
“Thanks!” he returned.
Cody, Jake, and Melony were just about to leave when they remembered. Christy! They all turned around to see Christy lying on the ground at the feet of a Kiflian. She wasn’t moving. Melony ran over yelling thoughts of revenge. She took out one of her knives and threw it at the Kiflian. He vanished before the knife even got close to him. Melony ran over to Christy to aid her. She was fine. She yelled for Cody, Jake, or anybody else to come and help.
They came as quickly as possible. Christy was speaking to them, but she seemed to be hallucinating.
Jake rolled his eyes as Christy passed out.
“We’ll have to carry her.” Jake said.
“I can do that.” Cody volunteered.
“I should never have given her a plastic sword.” Jake said.
“No, you shouldn’t . . . you did WHAT?” Cody said in astonishment.
The three of them, with Christy in Cody’s arms, ran across the Sulfate plains until they reached a short pedestal.
On the pedestal there sat a jewel. A man wearing a suit of armor walked up and touched the jewel. He was blasted off his feet when a flash of light came, and he lay dead with the other bodies surrounding the pedestal.
Melony gasped. “Do you think that will happen to us if we touch the jewels?” Melony asked, shocked.
“No. Jake said. “In one of the books I read, it said that you could only touch the jewels if you carried with you the sword of a Kiflian. Jake and I both have one, so we can both carry a jewel.”
“Oh good. That looked horrid.” Melony said, shifting her position.
They all headed down the valley to the pedestal where the jewel was kept. Jake walked over and picked up the jewel, holding out the sword of the Kiflian. All that happened was a slight tingle in his fingers. The jewel seemed to like him. “One down, one to go.” he said.
“Okay, we have one jewel. According to the map that I marked on, we have to head east now.” Jake said, observing his map.
They crossed the Sulfate Plains to the other spot Jake had marked on the map. There was another pedestal there. Melony took Christy so that Cody could hold the jewel, and then Cody picked up the jewel from off of the pedestal.
As soon as he touched the jewel, Christy began to awake. “Where are we?” she asked.
Melony let out a cheer. “She’s awake! Are you okay?”
“Of course.” She replied.
“We found both of the jewels!” Melony said.
“I was out that long?” Christy said, surprised.
They all happily began to run back to Defendence.
The Kiflians began to follow them about three fourths of the way there. They let out continuous moans and chased them all the way back to Defendence. “They have the jewels!” they would shout.
The four ran even faster. They reached Defendence and ran to the pole. Cody and Jake placed themselves on either side of the pole.
“On three, one, two, three!” Jake yelled. They both pressed their jewels into the slots on the pole. The Kiflians froze. They screamed and fell to the ground in a pile of ashes.
There was a moment of silence. Then three large yellow jewels on top of the gates let out three broad beams of light that connected to each of the jewels on the pole. The diamond on the top let out light that could have blinded everyone, had they been watching. They were all focused on Cody and Jake.
A small cavern opened up. Jake walked over to the cavern the light had seemed to open. He stepped down and saw a long hallway with a golden light at the end. He walked in further until he reached the end. A huge cavern of gold lay itself out in front of him. In a small golden cup rested a torn piece of paper.
“What is it?” Melony asked Jake; she had been following him.
“The torn page of the book I was reading. This tells everything that happened here.” Jake said. They observed the page.
. . . the jewels are placed in the pole they will open a cavern to the treasury. This is the treasury that was forgotten by many. The Kiflians had placed a spell that would make everyone forget the treasury until they were dead. They are allergic to light. They hoped that they could take the jewels and steal all the treasure for themselves, but it is prophesied that four children would retrieve the jewels and kill the Kiflians.
-Mr. B. Alfredo
“Mr. Alfredo wrote this?!” Melony said in disbelief.
“I didn’t know that either!” Jake said. “How could he have known that without telling us anything?”
“I didn’t think you were ready for the task yet, but you were! You were.”
Melony and Jake turned around and they saw the old man Mr. Alfredo standing before them, wearing all brown as he had before. They smiled and frowned at the same time. He had sent them on this dangerous adventure, but they were glad to see him.
Melony and Jake walked out of the cavern. Everyone was cheering for the four of them. Jake and Melony told Cody and Christy of the things they had seen.
After a few more cheers and claps, they started home. There they found their foster parents. They all began to go inside, when they were stopped.
“This isn’t your house anymore.” Christy’s mother said.
“That is. You were moved into a larger house since you got our treasure back.” Christy’s father said as he pointed to a much larger house that was in much better condition.
“Thank you!” They all said as they strode off to the large house. They stepped inside. They were finally home.
“Yes, sir. I got the sword. Just like you wanted. Defendence will be yours. They will fail. We will bring them down. They are useless without this. Useless!”
“We shall leave in two months’ time. HA, HA!”