by Lurie Park
Chapter 2: Adventures of Olivia Berns
|"The much awaited hour has arrived. We have reached Athora!", saying this the teacher instructed the students to step down from the bus.
Yes, Athora has a unique beauty in it. It is neither like an usual jungle nor like a fantasy world. It is the epitome of perfection of nature. The real beauty of Him. Moreover, the sound of calm breezes making the trees sway gave similar pleasure to ears like a mother giving his son a gentle pat on his forehead .
There were little chihuahuas welcoming the guests. Children were using compass and drawings to track their path as they wander around. But Olivia needed no direction. She was moving with the current. A natural force was driving her towards itself. "Look at Olivia ! Where is she going?" Anne exclaimed.
"Let's follow her " said Jack .
"Don't you think that it's not her first time here. She almost know all the routes. She even do not fear of being lost." Jack added after failing to chase her.
But Olivia kept moving without listening to her friends. She had a mixed feeling of joy, confusion, terror and power within herself.
"Wait. Don't go there. Where are you going Olivia ? Do you know if that place is safe or not? Oh! I can't push myself back. I need to go there. Someone is calling me ! Yes ..yes! I am sure there's my need. I must go there. Oh! I am almost there. What is this place? Why does it not look strange to me? Have I come here before? I seen this place. It feels like this is my very place." Olivia's inner voices fought among themselves. She couldn't handle her actions.
She was in a place where no one could find her. A natural force took her there. It was a cave . The name carved on the entry stone was 'LEVIATHAN'. She moved inside the dark cave all alone.
"Have you seen Olivia, Jack?", Anne questioned .
"I was almost there but couldn't catch her. I think she will return sooner or later by her own. Just wait till noon.", Jack replied.
"But the teacher has to take us to view another site. Is it right to go there leaving her alone?" Anne hesitated.
Jack without caring much went towards his fellow mates in order not to miss any part. Anne too followed him but it was difficult for her to leave her friend.
"Come on students. All of you stand in a queue. We have to reach to another destination very soon.", said the teacher.
The students all scrambled for the buses and left the forest. Except one.
Continued in Chapter 3...
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