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This is the Tenth
installment of the
This story is the story of a nine-year-old boy,
Robbie, who enters a magical world where he learns about the meaning of life,friendship, and respect for others.
Word of the rescue spread through the village by the time Robbie and the others returned. Martworth greeted him as he entered their dorm room.
“Robbie I heard of your heroic feat saving our brothers. I do think you will be a historic figure and a group named for you after this. If only you had been around that terrible night my father was killed,” Martworth said with a sadness coming to his face. “Maybe things could have turned out different.”
Then he looked over and saw Jason standing behind Robbie. “Who are you?” he asked with a rude tone to his voice.
“Martworth this is my friend Jason. He is here to also help me with the purpose,” Robbie said moving out of the way so Jason could step forward to acknowledge himself.
“Well nice to meet you,” Martworth extended his beetle hand out to greet Jason.
Jason hesitated, and then slowly extended his shaking hand a little. Each new situation still was difficult for his brain to grasp.
“Well any friend of Robbie’s can be a friend of mine, as long as you aren’t the Land-one they call the ‘terrorizing menace’. I welcome you and hope we can be friends,” Martworth gave Jason a pat on the back.
“Oh, I’m not the terrorizing menace,” Jason said with a laugh, “Robbie is the one who won that title. You should see how fast he can catch fireflies he always gets the most and…” Jason trailed off when he remembered where he was and whom he was talking to.
Martworth’s face turned pale, as pale as a firefly’s face could. Then he looked at Robbie, as tears started to fill his eyes, “You!? You are the one! The killer of my father!” Then he turned and stormed out of the room.
Robbie tried calling after him. “Wait it’s not what you think, I didn’t know then, I did change that is why I am here. Please Martworth understand.” But Martworth was out of sight.
Robbie looked at Jason. “Sorry,” Jason said actually sounding like he meant it.
But his sorry couldn’t help make anything better. Robbie realized he was the one responsible for the death of Martworth’s father, but how was he to know.
“Come on Jason I’ll show you around,” and the two quietly walked down the hallway.
Martworth moved out of their dorm room and down the hall to room with Cagewire. Robbie didn’t saymuch to Jason, and Jason knew enough to keep quiet. It was bad enough he had to figure out how to achieve his purpose he now had to find a way to make things right with Martworth. He went over and over in his mind how he could have been the one responsible for the death of Martworth’s father. He had no idea when it happened or which one he would have been, all he knew, he would feel awful if his father died, let alone killed by one of his friends.