Language Arts Culminating Story-
Prologue-We run through the forest trying to elude the monster with countless fire
breathing heads pursuing us, our adrenaline going higher and higher when we hear
it scream in frustration. We get to camp and yell for backup and brace ourselves for t
he worst. This will be by far the worst thing we have ever encountered.
Alright, let’s go back a bit. I am one of the lead huntresses in the group know as the
Hunters of Artemis. You might be thinking, what in the world are you talking about,
Artemis and her hunters are a bunch of myths. But we aren’t. We are absolutely
flesh and blood, you can’t get much more reality out of us. We go around protecting
the humans that are bout as smart as bricks-hey have no idea how much is going on
outside their world- they think they are so smart but they have no idea how little
they know. The criminals they fight are nothing near the monsters that we take on
every day. One of those monsters is known as the hydra-this beast constantly causes
mankind and us tons of trouble and sometimes threatens the entire human race. Of
course this thing has to take our leader captive-makes everything so much easier.
Artemis goes off hunting and ends up captured by that green fire-breathing freak.
Leave it to her. Althea gets all emotional and I am sitting there with an eyebrow
raised at the stupidity of this whole thing. Being who we are, we of course have to go
on an overdramatic and somewhat superficial mission. We pack up some disgusting
backup powdered food in a bag in case there is no game around and head off near
the hydra’s lair. I thought we would just trudge over there, kick some hydra
butt(since SOME LEADER couldn’t!) and fetch Artemis-but these are the hunters of
Artemis of course this doesn’t happen. The first thing we see when we get to the
woods on the way to the lair is a huge manticore. This trip is going to be incredibly
harder than I thought.
We go into the woods and a huge manticore emerges from the foliage. Of course
Althea stars screaming her head off and Clarrissa rolls her eyes and groans like she
is bored to death. We all pull out our bows and try to figure out way to take it down.
We can’t get much closer to it in fear of getting stung by its deadly and poisonous
scorpion tail. The lion claws don’t make things much better. I search my
surroundings for a logical strategy. There aren’t many options and most of them are
impossible. It seems as if Artemis and her hunters may be in much more trouble
than what was expected.
The manticore is almost impossible to elude-our lives are in serious jeopardy.
Althea is shaking in her boots and Clarissa is says a few not so nice words at the
incredible and monstrous beast in front of us for making this trip so much harder.
Bold as she can be, she marches up behind it and shoots it in the back and it
dissolves into dust. I don’t think Althea will ever be the same.
We march on with a few minor disturbances but they all are taken care of thanks to
Alexandra and Celina. Althea kills a horde of chimeras, but it nearly scars her for life.
We finally reach our destination. We see a motion in the bushes. Our real opponent
It is pretty degrading thinking you are tall and good and then you meet a hydra.
Those things are so big that the biggest man would be the size of its pinky toe. These
are what I call drastic measures. The situation gets more and more hectic-Althea
gets a sort of look that she is going to faint, Alexandra starts to declare some
pretty defiant things at the monster and its lofty demeanor, and Daphne tries to
vacate the woods out of fear. Big and ugly sees her and clasps her in his claw.
With Daphne detained by that monster, she can’t really help the situation, but it
would be cool if she could. This monster has done too much, forcing Artemis into his
hostile custody. She cuts a scared Daphne from its grasp with a surprisingly deft
motion, and Gia cuts one of the hydra heads off-never thought that would cause
more problems or more heads in this case. Alexandra cuts another head off and
Clarissa sends a flaming arrow straight for the stump. Apparently, this works.
Different, but I can go with it. We run through the forest trying to elude the monster
with countless fire breathing heads pursuing us, our adrenaline going higher and
higher when we hear it scream in frustration. We get to camp and yell for backup
and brace ourselves for the worst. This will be by far the worst thing we have ever
encountered. Althea took a tentative step towards Artemis and cuts her free.
She does not look so great after the persecution she has gone through. We use the
cut off head shoot flaming arrow method and finally take down the hydra. Looks like
things are back to normal-for now.