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The Secret Trio, chp. 15The three teenage boys with superpowers were faring, in a word, poorly. They helplessly panicked, hope ticking away like the second hand of a clock. Jake wriggled hopelessly in the Sphinx net, and Randy tried his best to squeeze through the bars of his low, tight cage. Danny was the most immobile of them all at the moment, powers disabled by the box and his arms and legs trapped.The Secret Trio, chp. 15 by SarahJuneBug
Finally, the ghost boy let out a helpless moan and allowed his head to fall back. He closed his eyes and groaned. "It's no use. We're stuck here." he announced despairingly. Randy scowled at said companion and paused his efforts to find a gap large enough to go through.
"Don't say that yet. There's got to be a way." Randy retorted, crossing his arms. "I mean, you're a box with a head, so you're no help right now." he said with a derisive snort; Danny pulled his head back down and glared at him, which was promptly ignored. Randy turned his head to Jake, narrowing his eyes. "Why exactly is a
The Secret Trio, chp. 14The journey thus far was almost completely silent. The speeder's engine had its usual low rumble, mingled with the fumbling through the bag of potions by Trixie, Spud, and Lao Shi. They worked to figure out which were necessary to bring and which to leave behind. Sam and Tucker were up front driving and navigating. Tucker seemed to be plugging his PDA into some slot in the Speeder with all sorts of cords and buttons that Howard, who was watching, did not recognize.The Secret Trio, chp. 14 by SarahJuneBug
Howard turned his head back to the potion bag and then he withheld a sigh and used his hands to support his head, elbows leaning against his thighs. The boy had a deep-set frown, and his legs idly swung back and forth as he sat on a bench in the back of the speeder. The bench was nailed to the sides, a green seat cushion beneath his rump. His eyes locked onto the cold steel floor of the speeder.
Feeling uncomfortable, Howard looked backed up and peered out a round side window, revealing to him the Ghost Zone in all its
The Secret Trio, chp. 13Howard couldn't believe what he saw. Before him was a ghost that controlled the very fabric of time itself, glowing slightly in the darkness, his tail gently flicking back and forth idly. Every couple of seconds he swapped age between a child, an adult, and an elderly man. His eyes were fixated on the awed ninth grader, patiently waiting for a response. Howard wasn't sure at all how to respond to the situation.The Secret Trio, chp. 13 by SarahJuneBug
He rose to his feet at a slackened rate, wobbling slightly as he regained his balance. Yet unsure of what to say, a quick decision was made to wing it. His throat cleared. "You're Clockwork?" Kind of a dumb question, but the only thing he could think to say.
"Indeed. Now, come with me. We haven't got much time to lose."
Before Howard could respond, Clockwork waved his staff. He felt the floor fall out from underneath him, and he gasped, and almost screamed, even. The boy was engulfed in some sort of blue sphere with Clockwork, and was about to ask where they were going when he f
The Secret Trio, chp. 12Randy couldn't sleep that night.The Secret Trio, chp. 12 by SarahJuneBug
His eyes blankly stared up at an empty ceiling, arms hanging loosely out straight and motionless. His palms were facing down, grasping firmly at the edges of his covers. The boy's knuckles were white, and he blinked once or twice. Finally he released his grip and color returned to the white. He sighed and moved his arms and crossed them under the covers.
He knew he should be sleeping. It was a Friday night, and no school tomorrow. The boy had the right to sleep in late and sleep peacefully. He moved over onto his side to look down off the edge of his bed, gazing at the only light in the room off of his alarm clock.
Three in the morning.
The boy sighed and rubbed a hand over his face. "Go to sleep," he thought to himself, "sleep is good. Everything is absolutely fine. It's all fine. Right now is time to rest. Ninjas need beauty sleep." He sighed. Randy cursed his lack of sleep. Surely Jake and Danny were sleeping lik