This is the first part of a series of short stories revolving around these characters! In this part of the series the characters are being introduced and the adventure begins!
Have you ever considered how many islands humankind has never discovered? Well somewhere, just outside the edge of the atmosphere, hovered approximately 50. One of the these Sky Islands was remarkably larger and more modern then the rest. It's scenery resembled something along the lines of the human, New York City. Except this shiny city carried the name of "Pvenia" and was filled with people unlike ourselves.
On a quaint Pvenian street sat a small shop and with the most obnoxiously bold and messy lettering imaginable, the words "The Gemstones Adventurer Agency" were painted on it. No-one was present in this building yet, it was quiet, oh so quie- 'I SWEAR TO GOD RUBY IF YOU MAKE US CHASE ANOTHER CAT THROUGH THE ENTIRE CITY I WILL KILL YOU!'
A disrupting young man had burst through the door of the agency. He carried mighty ink black wings on his back and he had black markings on his left arm, and one on the left side of his cheek and jaw too. In addition to these natural markings the boy seemed to be covered in mud and rainwater.
Behind him four more gloomy looking teenagers dragged themselves through the door. They too were covered in nature's favorite materials.
'Look Birdbrain, that old lady wanted us to find her cat, ye can't decline an adventure!' A girl with green skin and floppy ears snapped as she threw herself on the nearest armchair in the adventurer's lounge. "Birdbrain" gave her an exhausted, annoyed look, and he also crashed on to the nearest piece of furniture in the lounge, which happened to be a barstool. The other three adventurers settled as well.
'Ruby, Onyx is not wrong, we might need to be more selective about which requests we choose to fulfill. It is up to the public safety workers to take care of minor things such as missing pets, adventurers have the job of exploring the unknown islands and solving mysteries right?' A girl with white hair that bundled into a short choppy bob explained calmly. From the sides of her almost iridescent bob, poked out two pointy elf ears.
Ruby began talking something about how she was the leader of the squad but was silenced when her boyfriend, Kye, the boy with brown stripes on his arms, and ears that resembled the fins of a lionfish, gave her a "for once I don't agree with you" look. He was probably the only person who could silence her stubbornness so he only used this magical ability when he had to.
'Ugh, ye guys are right!' Ruby yelled in frustration as she pressed face into the flowery armchair cushion.
'Don't fret Rubes, I know its not always easy being wrong" The only remaining unknown person in the room said. She was another girl who closely resembled a blue, tiefling-like, Dungeons and Dragons character. She too had white hair but it was waist length and less sparkly.
Ruby began mumbling 'Molly, I can't tell if your mocking me or trying to comfort-'
A knock at the door.
'Is this the Gemstones Adventurer Agency?' a muffled voice from behind the door called.
The exhausted crew all moaned in fluent lazy. Molly rushed to the front computer desk and Ruby went to open the door. Behind the door was a distressed looking middle-aged centaur woman. Ruby started giving her speech about the adventurer society and how things worked in their agency when Onyx interrupted her.
'With all due respect ma'am I would like to inform you that if your issue is a minor one we advice you to consult a public safety worker."
Ruby and the woman gave him an insulted look.
'This is not a minor issue at all boy!" she exclaimed.
"My son went missing on school field trip, while being on a completely different island."
To be continued...