The Clue of the Missing Socks - Chapter 30

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Sorry for the delays in posting this chapter.  I kept getting busy with other things I had to do.  After I would get one thing done during the day, I would either have to get another thing done or go somewhere.

FYI, I am getting into a busy time of the year for me, so I will try my best to get a chapter out each week.

 

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The Clue of the Missing Socks

 

Chapter 30

 

          I had to act quickly because the ground was coming up fast.

 

          “Come on,” I said hoarsely as I stretched to reach my saddle.  I grabbed it and yelled, “Pull up Fredrick or we’re both goners!”

 

          Fredrick immediately complied, when he did so I face planted on my dragon because even though I had grip on my saddle I was still up in the air.  Fredrick dove back up in the air with so much force, I couldn’t move a muscle.  As Fredrick slowed and leveled out, I was able to reseat myself on the saddle.  I looked back and saw that we were flying so fast that we had actually cleared the opposite side of the island.

 

          “Good thing I have a saddle,” I chuckled.  “Let’s go back get that egg back!”

          Fredrick is the smartest thunderdrum I have ever seen because he nodded in agreement with what I said and did a very tight 180 degree turn and started flying back to the peak. 

 

          As we were going along, I noticed my other friends in two groups: Cullan, Meen, Nav, Faith, and Repteil in one group; and Explod, Elsa, Tory, and Pat in the other.  All of them are in the same situation that Hat, Ash, Thor, and Sapp were.

 

          “Why didn’t I think of this before,” I suddenly thought of an idea.  “Come on Fredrick!”

 

          I slightly nudged him with my feet and he followed my lead.  We dove down very close to the ground and flew over my friends.  The dragon nets fired, but since I was so low my dragon and I flew easily under them.

 

          “Let’s knock out those catapults, FK,” I said using Fredrick’s nickname I gave him.

 

          There were only two catapults on this side as well, but not for long.  I pressed my hand on Fredrick’s skin right in front of me.  This is my quick signal for Fredrick to fire.  Fredrick’s blast destroyed both catapults, thus sending the parts flying along with the Berserkers around the retreating; and then I said, “Great shot Fredrick!”

 

          By the time I got back to my friends on this side of the island, they had knocked out all the Outcast vikings that had them pinned down.

 

          “Why didn’t you do that before with us?” asked Repteil.  “You had our nadders.”

 

          “I don’t know,” I replied and shrugged.  “Guess I wanted to do it the hard way.”

 

          “Come on guys,” I directed them.  “Let’s go back and regroup with the others, because we go to get the egg back, at least.”

 

          When we were flying back, I noticed the breeze had calmed down considerably and the temperature was still cold.  I still had the feeling that there is very bad weather coming.

 

          After we regrouped with my other friends back at the entrance of the cave I entered to go after Steinson originally, we had to figure out what we were going to do next.

 

          “We need to get that egg back, pronto!” I ordered.

 

          “Well I don’t think you have to go very far to get it,” said Pat pointing behind me.

 

          “Why?” I said as I turned around.

 

          “Because I have it and I won’t give you the chance to get it back,” said Steinson who had the egg in one hand and basically all of Outcast Island soldiers behind him.

 

          Steinson said, “You might as well give up now Jarl, because I have won.  I will leave you now to meet your doom.”

 

          I noticed as Steinson was walking away and the soldiers were closing in on us and also there was no wind, no birds chirping, and I felt an eerie stillness in the air.

 

          “Well you think you have me cornered Steinson?” I said stalling for time because I felt that some bad weather is coming and to see if this would keep the soldiers at bay.  I would say there were fifty or more soldiers.

 

          “Yes I do,” he said as he turned around to answer my question.  “Why even try to bargain with me, there is no way you are getting of this island alive.”

 

          I still looked around trying to figure out why the air was so still.

 

          “You never know,” I replied.  “I might still have a few more tricks up my sleeves because I am wearing a long sleeve shirt so me’s got’s plenty of room for more tricks.”

 

          “What could you possible do in this situation?” Steinson said jokingly.

 

          “Well…” I started to say and looked straight up.  I could not believe my eyes.  What I saw I thought was not possible this far north.  It was a funnel cloud!

 

          “Steinson look at that!” I exclaimed pointing up to the sky.

 

          “Shut the front door.  What is…,” before he could finish what he was going to say, Asvord jumped out of nowhere and knocked Steinson over.  Asvord caught him so much by surprise that he dropped the egg while he and Asvord were tumbling down a hill that was nearby.

 

          “Asvord!” I yelled.

 

          One of the soldiers saw the egg and ran to grab it.  It was a good twenty yards from him and thirty from me.  I looked at Fredrick and my dragon immediately blasted some of the soldiers that were there.  This opened a lane for me to run towards Steinson and my sister.  I saw that Steinson had recovered and was about to do something to my sister.

 

          “Thanks Fredrick!” I said.  Fredrick and I are bonding so well we seem to know what the other is thinking.  I had just cleared the area where the soldiers were now fighting with all of my friends when Steinson said, “Quick throw me the egg!”

 

          I looked over and the one soldier that had gone after the egg and already picked it up and started to throw it towards Steinson.  I picked my speed up to get there in time.

 

          “That’s it.  Come to Papa my precious egg,” Steinson said.  I heard a slight hint of crazy evilness; kind of how Dagur would talk.

 

          Just before Steinson could catch the egg, I dove directly in front of him and took the egg away.

 

          “Hey!  That is my egg!” Steinson reacted.

 

          “Sorry, not anymore,” I retorted.  “Come on Asvord,” I said grabbing her arm helping her up.

 

          We ran back to our friends who had just about finished, or I should rather say, Meen had just about finished knocking out all of the soldiers with her pans.

 

          When I had I got back to my friends, I looked behind me and Steinson was not following me.

 

          “How’d you get the egg Jarl?” Thor asked.

 

          “I intercepted a forward pass from a fumble by Steinson when Asvord sacked him,” I replied.

 

          “Okay the nice commentary of the play from scrimmage was fine and all,” Elsa remarked.  “But shouldn’t we I don’t know, can we get out of here?!”

 

          Just then a massive, I mean massive wind gust hit us.  It nearly knocked over a couple of us and shoved some of our dragons that were standing a few feet.  I looked up and the funnel cloud was over the island and heading away from us, but it was going to touchdown with the ocean.

 

          “The ‘calm of the storm’ has passed,” I yelled because the wind gusts were so powerful that I had to raise my voice just to be heard.

 

          “Hey Jarl,” Explod replied also yelling so he can be heard.  “If we get on our dragons we might be able to fly above the clouds and escape this wind.”
 

          “Just what I was thinking,” I said.  Everybody heard what Explod said so I didn’t have to repeat what he said.

 

          Everybody started to fly upwards towards the clouds when I asked Asvord, “Where is your dragon?”

 

          “I don’t know,” she said as she too had to yell so I could hear her.  “We got split up when she could go through the crack in the wall right before I leveled Steinson.”

 

          “Well hop on,” yelled mounting Fredrick.

 

          “But what about Spiker?” She said worrying about her dragon.

 

          “I know Asvord, but we got to get out of here,” I replied.  “She is a Deadly Nadder.  Nadders have a very good sense of direction.”

 

          As we were about to clear Outcast Island, I spotted Spiker flying towards us.

 

          “There’s your dragon!” I exclaimed.

 

          Spiker saw us.  I slowed up so she could catch up.  When Spiker did, Asvord jumped off and landed on her dragon.

 

          In a matter of seconds we were above the clouds, but there was a second layer of clouds because we are now in a thunderstorm’s “line of fire”.

 

          We were only a few seconds behind our friends but it didn’t take us long to catch up.  The reason being is because the strong winds only affected anything below the clouds.  Above them, where we were, there was still wind but not as strong; still strong, but not as bad as below.

 

          “Bah!  Something’s biting me!” responded Asvord as she grabbed for what was biting her.

 

          “What is it Asvord?” I asked looking back to see what was wrong.

 

          “Look what I found, or what Spiker found,” Asvord said as I saw Steinson’s Grapple Grounder and Fire were rubbing on Asvord.

 

          Not only do we have the egg, but both Grapple Grounders!  This is great.  However, I need to explore the connection between the grounders and the mysterious egg.

 

Here is the link to my next chapter:  http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/clue-missing-socks-chapter-31

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Here are links to the chapters of my fan-fic series.

The books go in chronological order.

 

The Clue of the Missing Socks.

Chapters 1 and 2                         Chapter 3                                       Chapter 4

Chapter 5                                      Chapter 6                                        Chapter 7

Chapters 8 and 9                        Chapter 10                                     Chapter 11

Chapters 12 and 13                     Chapters 14, 15, and 16             Chapter 17

Chapter 18                                    Chapter 19                                      Chapter 20

Chapter 21 and 22                      Chapter 23                                     Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26 - There is a hidden surprise.  Can you find it?

Chapter 27                                   Chapter 28, Part 1                         Chapter 28, Part 2

Chapter 29                                   Chapter 30                                       Chapter 31

Chapter 32                                   Chapter 33                                       Chapter 34

Chapter 35                                   Chapter 36                                       Chapter 37

Chapter 38                                   Chapter 39                                       Chapter 40

Chapter 41                                   Chapter 42                                       Chapter 43

Chapter 44                                   Chapter 45, Parts 1 and 2

 

Here are links to my sequel fan-fic:

The Mysterious Frozen Fire

Chapter 1         Chapter 2         Chapter 3         Chapter 4         Chapter 5         Chapter 6

Chapter 7         Chapter 8         Chapter 9         Chapter 10       Chapter 11       Chapter 12

Chapter 13       Chapter 14       Chapter 15        Chapter 16       Chapter 17       Chapter 18  

Chapter 19       Chapter 20      Chapter 21        Chapter 22, Part 1       Chapter 22, Part 2 

Chapter 22, Part 3

Epilogue/Preview for my Third Story!

 

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Thoughts of Guilt

Chapters 1 and 2          Chapters 3 and 4          Chapter 5          Chapter 6          Chapter 7

Chapter 8          Chapter 9          Chapter 10          Chapter 11          Chapter 12, Part 1

Chapter 12, Part 2          Chapter 13         Chapter 14         Chapter 15         Chapter 16

Chapter 17 and 18         Chapter 19         Chapter 20         Chapter 21         Chapter 22

Chapter 23         Chapter 24         Chapter 25         Chapter 26         Chapter 27

Chapter 28         Chapter 29         Chapter 30         Chapter 31         Chapter 32

Chapter 33         Chapter 34         Chapter 35         Chapter 36 and 37

Chapter 38, Part 1         Chapter 39, Part 2         Chapter 40, Part 3         Chapter 41

Chapter 42, Parts 1 and 2         Chapter 43         Chapter 44

Chapter 45, Part 1         Chapter 45, Part 2

 

On the Edge of Mystery

Chapter 1          Chapter 2         Chapter 3        Chapters 4 & 5    Chapter 6, Parts 1 and 2   

Chapter 7          Chapter 8         Chapter 9            Chapter 10       Chapter 11        Chapter 12

Chapter 13        Chapter 14       Chapter 15          Chapter 16        Chapter 17       Chapter 18

Chapter 19        Chapter 20       Chapter 21          Chapter 22       Chapter 23      Chapter 24

Chapter 25        Chapter 26       Chapter 27         Chapter 28        Chapter 29 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 30       Chapter 31       Chapter 32 and 33                         Chapter 34 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 35 Part 1         Chapter 35 Part 2        Chapter 35 Part 3        Chapter 36

 

The Secret Symbol

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5

Chapter 6    Chapter 7     Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21   Chapter 22   Chapter 23   Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29 and 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39

Chapter 40 and 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43, 44, 45, and 46

 

The Legend of Shadow Mountain

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5

Chapter 6    Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16   Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21    Chapter 22    Chapter 23    Chapter 24    Chapter 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29    Chapter 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39    Chapter 40

Chapter 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43    Chapter 44    Chapter 45 & 46

Chapter 47    Chapter 48    Chapter 49    Chapter 50    Chapter 51

 

Teaser "Trailer" for Book 8 - Conquest of the Truth

 

The Crimson Storm

Chapters 1 and 2     Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5    Chapter 6

Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapters 10 and 11    Chapter 12

Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15    Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18

Chapter 19    Chapter 20    Chapter 21    Chapter 22    Chapter 23

Chapter 24    Chapter 25 and 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29

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Hey everyone! Big John is comin'!

AARGH another cliffhanger! Now that that is out of the way, great chapter. :)

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http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/showing-how-long-each-member-has-been-clan

 

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http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/you-banned-minigame

 

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/song-guesser-forum-game

 

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/how-well-are-you-known-game

 

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/finish-song-verse-game

 

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/would-you-rathergame

 

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/slap-keyboard

 

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/2-truths-fib

 

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Thank you.

Thank you.

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I was just thinking.  This

I was just thinking.  This cliffhanger ending isn't as bad as some of my other ones.

 

I might be able to get Chapter 31 written and posted by the end of Saturday, but we'll have to see.

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-jaw drops-

Whoa. This is so beautifully written and amazing!

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