Far away in a land full of magical animals and beings was a village. Though it was small, there were a lot of people. One was named Tiko. Tiko was a 14 year old boy, living with his mom, aunt and uncle and older brother. Tiko’s brother was 17 and his name was Nolen. Tiko had brown hair and green eyes and his brother Nolen had brown hair and brown eyes. They both looked like their father, who sadly died when Tiko was just eight. Tiko and his brother Nolen loved their lives and their village on Faraway Island
One blissful, windy afternoon, the boys were playing outside. They were playing this fun game they had made up called ball run. Ball run is where one person kicks the ball as far as they can, and then they try to keep up with it. The first person to kick it back in the rock goal they made is the winner. Nolen always won, but Tiko kept trying. Then it was Tiko’s turn to kick the ball. Tiko pulled back his foot, then kicked it and the ball went flying!
Nolen ran over to get it, but it fell in the lake by the village. Nolen immediately stopped as it rolled into the water.
“Sorry Nolen, I will get it!” Yelled Tiko from way behind. So he ran over to get the ball while Nolen started pacing back and forth behind Tiko as Tiko kneeled down to the water to get the ball. The water was very clear. So clear that right before he grabbed the ball, he saw a flash of pink in the water. Tiko squinted and keeled closer to the water. Then two green eyes came up from the water as well as a pink tail. it was a Goblin Mermaid. It reached over to grab Tiko. Tiko quickly stumbled up and ran to his house. “RUN, NOLEN!!” Tiko screamed.
Nolen looked at Tiko as he was running, then Nolen looked behind him self and saw the Mermaid. he screamed so loud I think Australia could hear him. The ball had gone under water as well as the mermaid.
“Mom we just saw a Goblin mermaid in the lake! And it almost bit my face clean off!” Tiko yelled.
“Its true mom, I was there!” said Nolen.
“well you two had better be careful, those things eat people.” said their mom, Mishta.
“I am just glad you two are safe!” wept their aunt.
“yeah, we are fine, it just startled me, that’s all.” said Tiko. The rest of the day Tiko and Nolen were making a new ball.
“Hey, Tiko. come on we need to get some more supplies for the ball.” said Nolen. “Hey, ma, we are going to go to the market place to get some more supplies, okay?”
“That’s fine, honey, just be careful. Take this. It’s a small knife, big enough to hurt someone or something, and small enough to hide, because as you might know, it’s sun down and things can be more deadly.” said Mishta. So Nolen went out the door with Tiko and his knife in his boot.
“Okay, Tiko, stay close, mama said that things are mean at this time.”
so they walked to the market and Nolen stopped, so fast he stopped that Tiko ran right into him.
“NOLEN!!” yelled Tiko.
“SHHHHH!!!” said Nolen.
Tiko looked over at the fruit place and then he saw what Nolen was looking at. It was this nice girl named Sarah. She had light brown hair and hazel eyes. Tiko thought she was kind of pretty too, but he knew they had a job to do.“Come on lover boy we need to go now…Nolen!” Nolen just stood there like a dead rock, Tiko thought.
Tiko stomped over to a tree nearby and climbed up then after about seven minutes Tiko came back down but with a BIG stick.
Nolen was still there standing like he had all day.
Tiko got behind him, took a few seconds, then banged him in the back of the head.
“OW!” screamed Nolen.
Sarah finally looked over, and saw that Nolen who she did not even knoe yet was yelling and was on the ground telling a little boy Tiko who she also did not know, that he was gonna kill him?!
“WHAT! WE HAVE SOMETHING TO DO!!!!!”
“But Tiko lesson, if you like a girl at my age it is normal to stand in the middle like you are completely stone!”
“fin you can stay here and look stupid witch should not be to hard for you, wile I go and do something! To help!” Then Tiko stomped off, Nolen turned around to look at Sarah but she was gone.
“Fin…Tiko wait up!”