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Beyond the River: Beyond the River: Chapter 1

by PriorSapphire

PriorSapphire Symphony is an espeon that lives in the future Unova region, in the White Forest. Only now, it is known as Xena City. This area has been expanded and conquered by the Society of Aspens. In this new area, there are only 2 rules: 1) You never question what the world was like before the Society of Aspens ruled and 2) You never cross the river. But these two questions are the only ones Symphony really cares about.
I sat under the tree as my best friend, Tanaquil, babbled on about the future visit of the Royal Aspen family at our school.
"I can't believe it! The Aspens are going to come to Briar Academy!" she said for the millionth time. "I can't believe it!"
"Well I can," Octavia, another one of my friends, said. "It is the time for the Royal Aspen's annual school visitings. They do it every year and somehow, this year, they chose our school."
"It's going to be great!" Tanaquil repeated. "I heard that Princess Rose is going to be there as well. Isn't that amazing? Just think, we'll be walking on the same ground a princess walked on!"
It wouldn't be that amazing I thought. What really would be amazing would be to walk on the ground beyond the river.
I turned to look at the forest that surrounded Xena City. Past the trees was the river. The river that the Society of Aspen never allowed us eeveelutions to look at or question. But I knew it wasn't right. We were told that nobody has ever survived a day past the river. They said that the land beyond the river was dangerous. But I didn't believe that.
"Uh, Symphony? Are you even listening?" Tanaquil said. I snapped out of my thoughts.
"Yeah, yeah. I just dozed off for a little," I said. Tanaquil glanced at Octavia before looking back at me.
"Doesn't seem like it," she murmured. She got up from the grassy ground and shook her red pelt. Octavia did the same. When I didn't get up, they glared at me. "Well, aren't you going to come?" Octavia asked me.
"Come where?" I asked.
"To Ruby's house. Tatiana told us that she and Ruby were going to have a little get together. Are you coming or not?" Tanaquil explained.
I shook my head. "No thanks. I have to get back home. My aunt would be mad if I went somewhere without her knowing."
But Tanaquil and Octavia were already walking away. I sighed and started walking toward the trees. I was going to the one place that took most of my worries away. The river.
  1. Mega Charizard X Y Z
    Mega Charizard X Y Z
    This divine poetry deserves a trophy, like, and many nice and thoughtful comments. Even for the hard-to-impress (Sarcasm) Sir Vance III, this is impressive.
    Jun 11, 2015
  2. PriorSapphire
    Just some facts so that you don't get confused if you read my work:
    The Society of Aspens is the Royal Aspen family.
    Everyone in this world is an eeveelution. Students are known as evolves.
    Jun 9, 2015