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Unreachable Chapter 1

Unreachable Chapter 1

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Gordon wakes up to find himself on a completely different planet to where he fell asleep, and to make things worse, there is no-one around to talk to, no-one to help him survive in a place where everything is out to get him. Or so he thinks. From the moment he finds Unreachable, everything changes...

Who or what is Unreachable? Where is everyone else on the planet? Gordon is about to embark on a journey which, he hopes, will answer these questions once and for all.

But the journey doesn't turn out quite as expected...

Unreachable is the first novel of The Troubled Voyagers series

CHAPTER 1 ONLY
Gordon wakes up to find himself on a completely different planet to where he fell asleep, and to make things worse, there is no-one around to talk to, no-one to help him survive in a place where everything is out to get him. Or so he thinks. From the moment he finds Unreachable, everything changes...

Who or what is Unreachable? Where is everyone else on the planet? Gordon is about to embark on a journey which, he hopes, will answer these questions once and for all.

But the journey doesn't turn out quite as expected...

Unreachable is the first novel of The Troubled Voyagers series

CHAPTER 1 ONLY

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Published by: mywriter on Jun 11, 2009
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It was coming at him through the dust. The boy could see the shape of it as itapproached slowly. So very slowly. His heart was thumping like mad. He wastrapped and the creature was toying with him, playing out the time until itattacked. It should have given the boy time to prepare but he would never trulyhave been able to fight off the beast which was now just metres away. Hisbreathing was heavier by the second and he felt as though he was stuck to thespot. He wanted to move, wanted to run past the strange creature but one wrongmove and it would be onto him, ripping him to shreds.Behind him was a wall for the truth was that they were in a house. This housewas a ruin. The walls were just piles of stone and brick and the air was filled withdust which made the boy choke. He had run into the destroyed house in the hopethat he could hide from the creature but it was cleverer than that. It had foundhim and now it was going to eat him.He had run to the stairway and run up the steps to find the second story was likea roof, two walls of the side of the house were missing to his right and there wereholes in the floor in many places where stone and brick had fallen through to theground floor. He had turned left in the hope he could hide there but had entered aroom with only one entrance, the entrance the creature was in front of right now.There were no windows so there would be no way of climbing out of the house.He felt a tear roll down his cheek as he forced his eyes open to try and work outwhere the creature was. He immediately shut them again as he saw the intensegold eyes staring straight back at him. He was more afraid than he’d ever beenbefore. There was no-one to help him out of this one and the worst thing was, heknew that he was going to face death one way or another. Whether he ran or stayed rooted to the spot, the creature would be at his throat before he could doanything to save himself.Suddenly, he heard a banging from downstairs. Had he imagined it? What couldit have been? More of the creatures coming to share the feast? Had they smelthim out? He gulped and turned away from the creature in front of him to face thewall. If he was going to make his move, he had to make it now. He couldn't bear 
 
to let himself be teased any longer. If it failed, at least he would die straight away.Without a seconds more thought, he turned back round and ran. The beast sawhim and arched its back, ready to pounce as the boy ran past. The boy didn’tstop running. He couldn’t. His legs were carrying him faster than he’d ever runbefore. Out of the corner of his eye, the creature approached. He dived forwardsout the way of a huge claw, which smashed down where he had just beenseconds before. He had hit the ground hard but was already on his feet beforethe creature had a chance to turn and attack him. This was it - he had reachedthe doorway. Without once turning back, he ran through. Behind, he heard thebanging as the great beast started to move towards him.Then, strangely, the banging stopped with one final ear splitting noise thatsounded like there had been an explosion. Dust whipped up all around and hefelt himself being thrust forwards through the air by a strange force. He hit thebanister of the staircase and toppled over the side, falling down with no chanceto steady himself. He tumbled down the stairs uncontrollably, his head bangingagainst the steps as he fell. He landed at the foot of the stairway, every singlepart of his body seeming to hurt.His mind was muddled, thoughts whirring round in his head giving him a searingheadache. The creature was not following him and he stopped to regain hissenses for ten or so seconds. He would have run on had it not been for the factthat there were no more loud noises, just a strange, eerie silence that descendedall around him.“Finally!!” came a voice from behind him, piercing the silence suddenly. He stoodrigid in shock and his breathing had caught short. A hand rested on his shoulder  – a girl’s hand.“We’ve been tracking you for a long time and it looks like we’ve finally found you.Relax,” came the soothing female voice. The boy turned to face a girl about 14, abit younger than him, with long scruffy blond hair which was very dirty, wearingarmy clothes and no shoes.“What’s your name, kid?” she asked.
Kid? 
He was older than her. Why was shecalling him,
kid? 
He didn’t wish to argue. This was the first sign of life he’d seenall month and he wasn’t about to chance loosing her.

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