THE CHRONICLES OF JASON DRUMMOND
Book one: Arrival at Mobius
Chapter 1: Nightmares and the Daily Grind
'DON'T LEAVE ME, JASON!'
'I WON'T JAMIE, I SWEAR IT!'
'There's one, get him out of here, NOW!'
'Oh thank God you here, Jamie's still- wait what are doing? Wha- NO, NO!! FORGET ABOUT ME, GET JAMIE! NO LET GO OF ME! I MUST SAVE HIM! NO JAMIE!!!'
"NO!!" Shouted Jason who was drenched in cold sweat with his covers tangled up all around him. 'Yet another nightmare.' Jason thought while looking at himself in the mirror that was hanging in his closet. A tall 16 year old with jet black hair and brown eyes stared back at him.
'Oh well, can't let a couple of bad dreams ruin the last day of school now then? After all never look back is one of my mottoes.' Jason thought, and then he started to make his bed while glancing around his poster covered room, and on each poster was a picture of his idol in a variety of cool looking poses. But his idol was no obnoxious boy-band or some cheesy-looking superhero in tights, oh no, Jason R. Drummond's idol was the fastest thing alive himself, Sonic the hedgehog! Now many people might find him a bit weird because he was a fan of a blue talking hedgehog, but Jason didn't care much about what people said about him, Jason was content with his life and why shouldn't he be? He was doing great in school, he was in a band that was a local favorite, his parents both had great jobs, and he himself was doing great at his undercover job, so life couldn't get much better than this.
Jason was in a great mood in spite the nightmare he had earlier. He was feeling so good that he was singing the Sonic Heroes main theme while he was in the shower. "You are such a dork, Jason", his 12 year old sister Amelia said to him as he was leaving the bathroom.
"True, but I'm a dork who's in a band, AND has a great job", the 16 year old smugly replied in a slight Bronx accent as he walked back to his room.
Jason then started to get dressed in his favorite clothes which consisted of a black t-shirt that showed Sonic doing his trademarked thumbs up pose with a caption underneath him that said 'Sonic 4ever!'. He also put on his favorite dark green jacket with a gold lining which had many pockets sewn on the inside which were filled with various items, and his jeans which had lots of small holes in the pants legs. Then he put on his fingerless gloves which bore the sign of the Black Arms, and finally he put on his favorite pair of Soap Shoes which greatly resembled the Blue Blur's own shoes.
Then Jason started to leave but stopped when he realized he forgot something. Three things, actually, his two pendants which each resembled the symbols of two video game characters, the Spin dash for Sonic, and the 1up for Megaman. Why he had a Megaman pendant, well he never said, and the the final object was also his most valuable possession, an orange gem that he carried with him everywhere he went. He never said why about that either, all that's known is that he's had it for about 6 years, and he is extremely protective of it, to the point of hospitalizing anyone who tries to steal it from him. He took the jewel out of its small safe, pocketed the gem, and swung his backpack over his shoulder. He then called someone on his iPhone, saying "Start the timer...NOW!" He then ran as fast as he could to his school, making it about 2 minutes before the bell rang.
"What's my time?" Jason asked his friend Selina Hardy, who was waiting by the classroom door for him.
She checked her watch, "4 minutes, 10 seconds for 2 and a half miles." she said, amazed.
"A new record, sweet." Jason said as he entered the classroom.
"How do you do it, Trickster?" Selina asked.
"Do what Selina?" Jason asked.
"How do you run so fast?" his friend asked.
"Don't know, I guess I'm just naturally fast like my hero." Jason said while shrugging.
"I still can't believe you're fan of a blue hedgehog" said Selina as they were sitting down.
"This from a girl who worships a thieving raccoon." Jason muttered to himself while taking out his math book.
"I don't WORSHIP Sly Cooper, I just think he's cooler, that's all." Selina said while taking out her math book.
"Well your entitled to your own opinion, ladrón." Jason said as the teacher walked in.
Yes, his friend was a fan of the ring-tailed thief himself, Sly Cooper. Ironic considering her father, Thomas Hardy, is chief of police. The reason Jason calls her ladrón was because she used to be a shoplifter in order to get her father's attention due to him working almost full time at his job. That was why her father got her the games in the first place, to keep her occupied while he was out working. After playing the tutorial of the first game, she fell in love with the franchise, and was saddened when they stopped making the games. To cheer her up, her father signed her up for synthesizer lessons and she became an important member when the band was formed. Any one familiar with the franchise could easily tell she was a fan from her attire. She was dressed in a black custom tee shirt with Sly Cooper's calling card on the front with the caption 'I'm as Sly as a Cooper' surrounding the symbol, with a pair of tight, gray sweatpants with a pair of dark blue running shoes. She even wore a hat that greatly resembled Sly's own hat.
The hours passed by quickly for Jason and before he knew it, school was over and he and Selina were walking out to the parking lot. "So we playing tonight ladrón? Ladrón?" Jason asked his friend who seemed to be thinking about something.
"Hm?" Selina asked. "Oh, yeah Kari got us a gig at the usual place for 7:30."
"Dean and Sams' Bar and Grill, 7:30, got it. Till then, ladrón."Jason said.
"See ya later Trickster."Selina responded.
As Jason started walking away however, a woman came up in front of him and held out a pamphlet to him advertising a new church that had recently opened a few blocks down. Jason tried to get out of the way but the women was persistent and kept insisting that he take a pamphlet even though he was clearly showing signs of not wanting one. It got to the point where Jason angrily shouted at her "I'M AN ATHEIST!" before pushing past her. Jason decided to walk down to his favorite place to relax so he could blow of some steam, because he felt that he really needed it.
So Jason walked down to the park and was about to lie down when he saw two 12 year olds picking on a 10 year old girl who appeared to be Hispanic, by repeatedly tossing her book between the two of them with her trying miserably to get it back. Jason, being a rather nice but sly and cunning guy, decided to put a stop to it.
Walking up to them Jason politely asked,"Hey is there a problem here?"
"None of your business, so go screw yourself jerk." one of the kids rudely responded without even looking at him. Jason, after hearing that became quite mad at them. He wanted to shout at the kids, but stopped when he saw a nearby ice cream stand, which gave him a devious idea.
After quickly formulating the plan in his head, he told the kids "Tell ya what, I'll get you both a double scoop ice cream if you leave that girl alone." The kids upon hearing this agreed to give back her book after he got them the ice cream. So Jason went to get them the ice cream after hearing what flavors they wanted. But when the kids weren't looking Jason quickly poured some unknown liquid from a small bottle that he had in his pocket over both of their ice creams. He then handed them the ice cream which they snatched from him without even saying thanks.
"Hey, you didn't give the girl her book back yet!"Jason said angrily.
"Bite me" they said while taking huge bites out of their ice cream...
...Just before they promptly dropped their snacks and started shouting "AGH! HOT! HOT! HOT!" and coughing repeatedly. "WHAT'S <cough>IN THIS <cough>STUFF!?!?"
Jason chuckled while pulling out the bottle, revealing it to be Senorita Fuego's Extra Spicy Hot Sauce.
"Vengeance in a bottle, my friends. Consider it a warning, next time I won't be so nice." Jason then took the book from them and walked back to the little girl.
"Thank you mister, by the way, what's your name?" the girl politely asked as she took back her book.
Jason was slightly surprised at how old and mature the girl sounded. "My name? It's Jason. Jason R. Drummond. Why do you-AH!" Jason exclaimed as he fell.
"Oh dear, are you all right?" the girl asked him worriedly. "I'm fine, just tripped over a rock, that's all. Good thing I have a head almost as hard as Knuckles the Echidna's." he joked. Jason started to walk away, but stopped once he saw the girl was holding something out to him.
"Excuse me, but you dropped... this." For a second the girl looked shocked, almost as if she had met a long lost member of her family who had been missing for several years. Jason took back the thing he dropped, which turned out to be his gem.
"Thanks, by the way, why did you want to know my name?" Jason asked as he pocketed the gem.
"I-I-I just wanted to know who to thank."she said quickly. Jason could tell she was hiding something but shrugged it off.
Looking around Jason asked "So where's your parents kid? Kid?" He looked back only to find the girl had seemingly vanished. "OK, now that's creepy." Jason said. He then decided to head home and spend the rest of his time practicing on his guitar. As he was walking home he failed to notice a strange looking girl wearing tribal attire quietly following him with a look of happiness and relief across her face.
'I've found him at long last! The Chosen One! Soon it will be time to bring him to his destiny.' She thought happily as she slowly faded from sight.