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MCSM 2: Chapter 1

by Cloudswift

Cloudswift So, this is my MCSM 2 story! Here's some stuff you might want to know:
1. The story is MY version of events, so don't get all upset if it's not how YOU wanted it to turn out.
2. This takes place ten years after MCSM ends, meaning the characters are older. It also assumes that Jesse, Petra, Olivia, Axel, and Lukas are all around thirty-ish years old and that MCSM took place during their teenage years.
3. I am planning on making multiple arcs, but I don't take requests for this.
Orange sunlight streamed through my window, I opened my eyes to see a semi-blurry world. At the foot of my bed, Mira, my dog, lay curled up. She was sleeping. I yawned and reached over to my nightstand. My hand patted around, then I felt my glasses. I grasped them, sat up, and put them on. My vision got even blurrier for a second, then I blinked and everything was normal. I got out of bed, which woke Mira up, and went downstairs to see my parents. Dad was getting breakfast ready, and Mom was sitting at the table waiting. Mom was wearing her usual, a blue and black striped tee-shirt, a black vest, black boots, and jean shorts. Dad was also wearing his casual clothes, a purple and white striped shirt, a black leather jacket with an ocelot head on the back of it, jeans, and brown boots. I walked to the table in in my purple-with-one-white-stripe shirt, jeans, and blue sneakers. I sat down. “Wait for it...Three...Two...One…” I started counting down. Then Jax, my brother, raced down the stairs from his room. His real name is Jackson, but we call him Jax. He was wearing a blue shirt with darker blue stripes, shorts, an old bandanna of Mom’s(for reasons completely unknown), and black sneakers.

“You’ll never believe what happened last night! There was this tapping on my bedroom wall that kept waking me up. Turns out it was a skeleton shooting arrows at it! So I went back to sleep. But when I woke up in the morning, it was still there! And it wasn’t even on fire! Weird, isn’t it?” He said. The words were so fast that it all sounded like one sentence. Mom chuckled.

“Maybe it was hiding out in the shade that our house provides?” Dad suggested.

“Ooohhh yeaaaaah. That’s probably it.”

“Jax…” I chuckled. Just then, there was a dinging sound. That was our doorbell that one of Mom and Dad’s friends Olivia had made. “I’ll get it!” I jumped up and ran to the door. When I opened the wooden door, I was greeted by a pleasant surprise. Olivia, in her green hat, steampunk goggles, red vest over a white shirt, black pants, and gray boots, was there, along with her husband, Axel, who wore a green and white sweatshirt, brown pants, and black shoes. Along with the adults were two kids, who were glaring at each other. Leah, a girl, wore glasses, red headphones, a red jacket, jeans, and red boots, and Avery, another girl, was dressed in a green hoodie-tee-shirt-thing, a green scarf, brown shorts, and black sneakers.

Olivia smiled. “Hi, Ari. Are your mom and dad home?”

“Yep! Come in,” I said, grinning. Leah, Avery, and I were best friends. Our parents were all part of ‘The New Order of the Stone’, a group dedicated to protecting the world from danger. Sometimes, we even called each other’s parents ‘Aunt’ and ‘Uncle’, that’s how close of family friends they were. Avery ran in, while Leah followed more slowly. Axel went in last.

“Hey, Petra. Lukas,” He greeted my parents. Dad waved.

“‘Sup, guys,” Mom said, “Are we just waiting on Jesse and Matt?”

“And Ivor,” Olivia reminded her. Mom laughed.

“How could I forget about him?”

I walked over. “Are you having another meeting?” I asked, “Aren’t they usually held in town?”

Dad gave the others a grin. “Today’s special,” He said.

“How?” I was dying to know. The adults usually left us kids out of the Order’s matters.

“You’ll find out.”

Now I was really excited. The members of the Order didn’t usually tell us kids what went on in the meetings. I turned back to Leah and Avery. “So, what do you guys want to do?” I asked. Leah looked out the window.

“I could use some wood for the note blocks I’m trying to make,” Leah suggested, “We could go get some wood for those.”

“Alright, let’s go!” I said. Jax grinned.

“I’ll make sure nothing tries to kill you guys while you’re punching wood,” He teased. I threw him a look.

“Make another smart remark, and I’ll be punching you,” I warned. Avery grinned.

“I’d like to see that,” She chuckled. Leah glared.


So, we headed outside. Our house is in the woods, just outside of town, so there were plenty of trees to choose from. We spent a good half hour or so gathering a lot of supplies, not just wood, before we started to head back. On the way, we passed a cave opening. A skeleton seeking shelter inside fired an arrow out at us, which caused Jax to charge in after it. He came out of the cave holding arrows and bones, with an arrow sticking out of his leg. Jax yanked the projectile out and proceeded to continue on with the group.

On the way back, we saw a couple of people in the woods. One was a brown haired man in a white dressy-ish shirt, red suspenders, and black boots. The other was a boy who also had brown hair. He wore a white jacket open over a red shirt. I ran over to them. “Hey! Jesse and Matt!” I called. They turned around.

“Oh, hey, Ari!” Matt said. Jesse lifted an eyebrow.

“Why are you guys all the way out here?” He asked.

“The New Order’s having a meeting at my house,” I told him, “So we decided to get some wood.”

Jesse seemed to be satisfied. “Well, let’s get headed back, then.”

When we got back to my house, it was about midday. Ivor had already arrived, and Mom, Dad, Axel, and Olivia were all still inside. I opened the door and Jax rushed in. The rest followed, but Avery was the only one that ran. Everyone else walked, Jesse coming in last. He went over to the adults, and they seemed to discuss something. Avery walked up to me in the middle of it. “I know what they’re talking about,” She told me, “Wanna know?”

“No thanks,” I declined her offer. “It’s their choice whether they want to tell us or not.” At some unknown cue, all of the members of the New Order nodded. Well, except Ivor, who cheered. Jesse, being the leader and all, turned around.

“Ari, Leah, Avery, Jax, and Matt,” He called out our names one by one. Curious as to what he was going to say, we all looked at him. Jesse continued, “You have been curious about what goes on in the New Order of the Stone. Now,” He paused for dramatic effect, “You’re part of it!”