Senior. Years 10+

The School Trip

By chloe ferbrache, year 10+, St Sampson’s School

“Come on! It's fine!” Troye exclaimed. Abby, Troye and Bella were on a school trip. One they’d never forget it. They’d slipped away from the group and gone to the beach.

“I dont think it's a good idea.” Bella uttered, looking at the sand.

“You're seriously scared of a cave?” Abby questioned, rich with sarcasm.

Inside: eery, silent and darker with every step. Troye led the way, treading along the smooth, slippery pebbles into the abyss. “It's so cool!” Abby cried as she ran her hand across the rugged walls. Sharp stalactites sharp as spears shot downwards.

Suddenly, a vicious wind started to hurtle around the three helpless children; tossing pebbles and dirt around like a ferocious tornado. “Whats going on?” Bella screamed, barely holding herself up against the overbearing blast.

Oblivion.

A gentle breeze brushed against Bella’s cheek, she woke. “Where am I?”. She was in the cave, dazed and vulnerable. “Guys! Wake up!” Bella hissed, shaking them harshly until their eyes opened.

“What happened?” They asked in unison. Bella said nothing. She knew nothing. A blinding light cascaded into the cave. Together, they made it out. What they found was extraordinary!

A rainforest. Humongous beasts with scales and feathers of every colour roamed around. Neverending vines hung from the sky. Out of nowhere, a colossal dragon swooped towards the children with small elves clinging onto its back.

“Who are you?” An elf demanded. The children explained that they were lost. “Well, since you're here, would you be able to help us fight the giants?”

The children were confused. “Giants?” Bella questioned. They were told about how there was bad blood with the giants, they were coming to attack. One elf pointed to the dome, they hadn't noticed this. “This is all we have” It glistened in the blazing sunlight. The children decided they must help.

Thundering booms came from outside the dome. They grew louder. The giants were here...

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