Shelter From the Storm

SYNOPSIS

Zachary Taylor is a senior in Moonglow Lyceum, also known as Moonglow High.  He is smart, very smart, but he is reserved, untrusting, and shy.  Keeps to himself a lot. He has a mother, Eleanor, and a father, Andrew, as well as two younger siblings: Henry and Andrea.  Andrew Taylor is a Master Keeper at Moonglow’s famous Zoo and Eleanor tends to the family’s small farm.

Often times, he comes to class with red eyes like he’s been crying and more recently he’s come to class with a black eye.  A few of the kids started to make fun of him in the Lyceum’s courtyard.  One of the kids dared to slap him in the back of the head pushing his head forward into his locker, so Zachary unleashed all his holy hell upon the kids that were poking fun at him.  He beat them 3 to 1.  Mrs. Merida Razele broke it up.  Sent the other three home and gave Zachary detention.

During detention, she probed him trying to find out what is really happening.  She knew the bruises on him were not from the kids that fought him, but had already been there.  Zachary stayed silent.  He kept to himself, despite her many questions.  Finally, she gave him an address to keep handy if he ever needs help. Her home address, 4 Lair’s Circle, West Umbra.  He tucked the address into his book, but said nothing and just waited out his detention.

After detention, unbeknownst to young Zachary, Emiko Watanabe followed the boy at the direction of her sire.  What she would find out about him and his family would be disturbing.

OBJECTIVE

Save poor Zachary’s family and keep them safe.

STORYLINE JOURNALS

Mixed Emotions

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I decided that I would go and seek my dad out myself. I didn’t tell Ro because I just didn’t want her to worry. This weekend we are moving into our new apartment and Momma starts her job on Monday at the nursery. So things are starting to settle...Read More »


A Desperate Desire

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It has been five weeks since I first laid eyes on her; since I fell in love with her.  It truly was love at first sight.  Never have I felt anything as extraordinary or as strong as the love I feel for her.  I know she’s younger than me, and...Read More »


Another Incident

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Once again the rage took over.

This time it was against Henry.  Dad was on his case about forgetting to rake the hay bales scraps like he was supposed to.  Instead Henry went to play ball with the boys from the farm up north.  Dad ended up striking him across his...Read More »


The Eye of the Storm

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It had been a few days since those punk kids took stabs at me because of the bruises on my face. Director Razele expelled them both, so take that!  Ha!  I am sure my test scores proved my case. I actually love school and really want to one day go...Read More »