A maid, working inside an orphanage, hummed quietly to herself as she wiped off the tables vigorously, only to be interrupted by a knock on a window. She froze, watching said window carefully before hearing another knock on the door. Cautiously, she walked to the door, eyeing it warily the entire time. She slowly opened the door, only to find...
...a small girl with yellow and black hair, sleeping peacefully in a yellow blanket-layered basket. There was no note on the basket, as there usually was, but what made the girl most peculiar, other then her hair, was that she was using a gold nugget as a sort of pacifier.
After a careful inspection, the maid took her into the orphanage, for she couldn't just leave her out in the cold.
And thus, the strange girl, dubbed 'Gold Smith' by the maid, lived at the orphanage.
Gold was a quiet girl, always reading. She was teased for her hair and her shyness, which led her to retreat to a corner where the trash was to read or to sit quietly and think.
One day, she found a wet Kindle Fire in the trash. Using a book she found, she dried it off using some rice from the kitchen and read on it. However, Gold also managed to connect on the Internet and discovered a website called Youtube, where she watched the adventures of the Sky Army.
Gold always enjoyed these videos and their glorious adventures, but she never even thought of the possibility of joining the Sky Army, despite it always accepting new recruits. However, one day, when she was ten, it all changed.
Gold quietly sat in her corner, humming to herself as she watched the flies buzz around the trash, lost in her own world. It was because of this that she didn't hear someone coming. However, her attention was brought to the intruder when he asked, "What are you doing here?"
Gold looked up at the man, who had brown hair, gray clothes, shades, and a golden amulet with a purple gem in it. "Sky-dono?" she gasped.
"OH MY GOD, YOUR HAIR IS BUTTER-COLORED!" Sky shouted, delighted. "Come with me!" Sky, or SkyDoesMinecraft, as he was known on Youtube, dragged Gold to a car, where some other boys from the orphanage were waiting. They eyed her suspiciously, their eyes asking why a wimp was among them.
"In here," Deadlox ushered the other kids into a large car.
"You go in here," TruMU told Gold, motioning her into a different car. She nodded, making sure her Kindle was securely in her pocket before entering the car, for that was her only possession. TruMU jumped in the driver's seat, while Sky jumped into the passenger's seat. TruMU started the engine, driving away from the orphanage, Gold watching it disappear in the distance.
"So, what brings you into the Sky Army?" TruMU asked Gold, looking at her from the mirror.
"The Sky Army..?" Gold asked, looking confused.
"Well, aren't you here to join the Sky Army?" Another glance at her from his mirror told him all he needed to know. TruMU clenched the wheel harder, but calmly asked Sky, "Adam... did you drag her into this?"
Sky, who had been messing with his hair, looked over at his friend, then at Gold. "Oh, um, well, I found, um, hey, what's your name again?" he asked Gold.
Before Gold got a chance to respond, TruMU yelled at Sky, "You don't even know her name?!?"
"Uh, well, you know, she had her hair dyed butter-colored, so, you know, I thought she was a fan and wanted to join," Sky explained sheepishly. "But I guess I really didn't ask her..."
TruMU tightened his grip on the wheel, then sighed and said to Gold, without taking his eyes off the road, "If you want, we can go back, or at least get your stuff. We're both -" He glared at Sky, "- really sorry about this."
"Yeah," Sky agreed, not knowing what else to say in a situation like this.
Gold shook her head. "So you do want to join the Sky Army!" Sky cheered.
"What about your stuff?" TruMU asked, still concerned.
"This is the only thing I own," Gold said quietly, taking out her Kindle.
"A Kindle?" Sky asked, saving TruMU the trouble of having to look at the mirror again. "That's it?"
Gold simply nodded. "Not even any clothes or anything?" TruMU questioned. Gold shook her head no.
"That orphanage must've sucked," Sky remarked.
"But, are you sure you want to join the Sky Army?" TruMU persisted, wanting to be one hundred percent sure.
Gold nodded her head in approval. "Yeah!" Sky cheered. "Another new recruit for the Sky Army!"
"Oh, by the way, what's your name?" TruMU asked Gold, remembering that he had never gotten her name.
"Gold," she muttered. "Gold Smith."
"Gold? Screw gold!" Sky scoffed. "From now on, your name is Budder!"
"You can't just rename her just like that!" TruMU exclaimed, a bit panicked and worried that Sky might be taking this a little too far.
"Jason, Budder likes her new name, right, Budder?" he asked Gold, who was now apparently Budder.
"Yeah," Budder murmured, not really getting how you could just rename a person just like that, but deciding to go with it anyway.
"See?" Sky said, looking at TruMU triumphantly.
He just shrugged and told them, "Hey, we're here."
While they had been talking, the car had been going up a giant mountain, and now that she was on the top, Budder could see the massive fortress that was made out of butter. "Finally! Home sweet home!" cheered Sky.
"We were only gone for a few hours," TruMU pointed out.
"Shhh! Don't ruin my moment!" Sky scolded him, who just rolled his eyes, but didn't bother Sky anymore. "Oh, my beautiful butter base, I love you more then anything int this world, from your butter-plated walls to the way you make it smell during the summertime! Oh, how I love your..."
"Welcome to the Sky Army base," Deadlox grumbled from behind them, leading the pack of boys behind them. "Home to anyone and anything crazy."
The boys snickered, but Budder, with her innocent ten-year-old mind, didn't really get it. However, she was saved the trouble of worrying about it by the person who made the boys laugh himself, Deadlox, for he said to her, "Come with me."
He led them to the gate, pressing a few buttons on the side, causing the massive gate to slowly open, bringing gasps from the kids. Inside the towering butter walls of the outside, inside was almost a city, entirely made out of butter, complete with people rushing around all over the place.
However, as Deadlox pulled out a clipboard, a crowd started to form, curious to see who the new recruits would be.
He called out names, then told them who their roommate was going to be. Then, he would ask the crowd, "Who wants to guide him?" After somebody would volunteer, he would send them on their way with the other person. After a while, when Budder was the only one left, he called out, "Go -"
"HER NAME IS BUDDER NOW!" Sky hollered from somewhere.
Deadlox sighed, scratching out 'Gold' and putting 'Budder' instead. "Your roommate is Gabi Twigg. Who wants to guide her?" he asked the crowd.
"I will." A red-haired teenager with red eyes, a blue shirt, and red pants with dark red lines forming a checkered pattern on them, stepped forward.
"Ok, Budder will go with Brandon," Deadlox said, sighing, "Finally, that's all of them." As if to emphasize this, he tossed the clipboard over his shoulder, only to hit somebody, who screamed, "Ow! What the hell was that?"
Deadlox noticed the familiar voice, and groaned, "Oh no..."
Confirming his fears, Sky came storming up to him, rubbing his head. "Ty?" he asked calmly.
"Uh, what's up?" Deadlox responded, trying to act casual.
Suddenly, Sky started chasing after Deadlox, who ran. "I'LL..." Luckily for Budder, they were running so fast that they were out of earshot before the rest was said.
"Um, come on, Budder," Brandon said, nudging her to get her attention. "Let's go."
They walked away from the crowd, which was slowly dispersing anyway, and headed down a street full of people. Stopping at a large, majestic building, he said, "This is Headquarters, where all of the important people meet. Oh yeah, and Sky lives here too."
Budder looked up at the building, awed by its commanding presence. Brandon let her stare for a little while before saying, "There's tons more to see. Let's go." As Brandon toured her around the base-city, she couldn't stop looking at everything. However, soon she did stop, for Brandon suddenly stopped in his tracks and said, "And these are the rooms."
There were numbered doors everywhere in the apartment building, stretching up as far as Budder could see. "Let's see... what's your room number..." he muttered, gently lifting up Budder's hand so he could see the number on the yellow key that she was holding.
...wow, that kind of looked/sounded like they guys were lovers. Brandon looked up, yelling, "Shut up, narrator!"
I'm just making a point.
"105? Oh, that's convenient, it's just right there," Brandon remarked, probably trying to change the subject. He pointed at a door numbered '105'. He led Budder to the door and knocked.
A girl with green hair that was in pigtails, brown eyes, and a light blue hoodie with a black undershirt peaked out at them. "Ooohhhh so you're my roommate," she said, looking Budder up and down. Suddenly, she screamed, "GIRLS ONLY!" and pulled Budder in, slamming the door in poor Brandon's face.
"So now you're taking pity on me!" Brandon grumbled.
I'm the narrator. I can do what I want.
Anyway, back in Room 105, poor Budder was being dragged around by the girl, which she could now see that she was also wearing shorts and brown, tall boots. "I'm Gabi," she quickly introduced herself. "I'm so so glad that I have a roommate now! They didn't give me one for such a long time! It was so stupid! But I'm really glad you're here now! Oh, by the way, do you want this?" She held up a keychain with a Pikachu on it. "See, you can put your key on it! Like this!" She took the key out of Budder's hand, swiftly putting the keychain on it before handing it back to her.
Budder's eyes filled with tears. "Thank you," she mumbled, gripping the key in her hand harder.
"Hey! Why are you crying?" Gabi asked, starting to freak out. "It was just a small welcome gift! Don't cry!"
Budder wiped the tears out of her eyes and muttered, "Thank you," again.
Gabi awkwardly said, "No problem." Then, she said, "Well, since it's your first time, I'll let you take a shower first!"
"Um," Budder mumbled, looking a little embarrassed. "I don't have any extra clothes."
Gabi, who was clearing out a drawer, said, "Don't mess with me."
Budder, who wasn't sure what to do, softly repeated it, "Well, I don't have any clothes."
Gabi looked up. "Where's your clothes?" she asked. "You need to put them in this drawer."
"I... don't have any," Budder murmured.
"I said, don't mess with me!" Gabi yelled, pushing Budder onto the floor. "Where are your clothes?"
Budder shook her head. "No... clothes," she whimpered.
Gabi huffed, looking around the room. "Where is your stuff anyway?" she asked.
Budder took out her Kindle. "That's it?!?" Gabi exclaimed. "Now you're really messing with me!" She glared at Budder, then looked all over the room; under the bed, in the drawers, in the bathroom, everywhere.
She sighed, admitting, "Wow, so you do really have no stuff?" Budder nodded to confirm this. "I'm sorry, I had a bad day today at classes," she sighed, kicking a drawer shut. "We'll get you some clothes."
"Ok, I'm out!" Gabi said, coming out of the bathroom. Checking the clock that hung up in the room, she said, "Hey, Budder, it's almost time for lights-out."
Budder nodded, closing a yellow journal that she had found and written in. She quietly got in bed, for she was already in her new, yellow pajamas.
"Good night, Budder," Gabi mumbled, turning off the lights and pulling the covers over her.
"Good night," Budder murmured back, turning over to look out the window in their room, wondering what more twists and turns her life would take from this point on.
"Hey, why does the majority of the chapter have to be about Gabi?!?" Brandon demanded.
Like I said, I'm the narrator, I can do what I want.
"I want a part sometime too!" Brandon wailed.
You'll be an important character in the next chapter, I promise.
"I better," Brandon huffed.
Well, you should already feel special, since you're one of the three OCs that appeared in this chapter.
"Whatever," Brandon grumbled.
Well, let's try this again...
Meanwhile, by the wall of the Sky Army base, a shadowy figure sneaked outside the wall. The figure pulled a set of molded, fake looking cat ears and tail over her real ones, then proceeded to slide a purple cast over a brightly burning, red scar on her lower right arm. "That should do the trick," the figure muttered to herself before being enveloped in shadows and passing straight through the wall. "The reward better be high for this," grumbled the figure before dispelling the shadows and slipping on an amulet that identified the Sky Army recruits. "But, for my lady, I will do it," she said, walking off, the shadows still drifting off of her body by the cold, forbidding wind.