Last Friday I went to school and as usual, I went to PE for first period. I played kickball with my new bright blue and yellow gym shoes. Everyone thought I was a boss with those shoes.
It was like any other day. But this Friday was a little different.
Most Fridays we don’t have AP (Academic Prep – where we get to go to any class we want to and do homework from other classes). But this Friday… this Friday we had AP. My AP teacher, Ms. Brown, loved how quietly we were working so she gave us chocolate. There must have been something in that chocolate because I started to feel sleepy and dozed off.
When I woke up, I didn’t recognize where I was. I wasn’t in my AP class anymore. I was outside and the sky was a weird shade of grey with some blue. I also saw a giant moon much closer than it should have been.
It smelled like rust. And pollution. The sky was strangely clear. Off in the distance were three towers and each had three large circular orbs. They reminded of kabobs. In front of me I saw what looked like an old plane. It looked like it should have been white but was mostly an ugly shade of brown rust.
I looked down at the ground and saw some snow. I was wearing white armoured boots. Where were my blue and yellow gym shoes?, I wondered to myself.
It was then that I noticed I wasn’t wearing the same pants I went to school with. In fact, my entire outfit was different! And in my right hand I was holding what looked like a level 13 Auto Rifle.
Oh my gosh! I thought, I was in Destiny!!
I had no idea what I was doing here or what I was supposed to do. Suddenly this hovering, almost square shaped, object with what looked like a blue eyeball appeared right in front of me. It told me it was called Ghost.
It called me Guardian. It told me the only way to survive and make it back to AP was to fight through the patrol. Sounded easy. I felt like I was a level 22. But I felt like I need a team. It told me to follow it.
In a couple moments I met up with some other random Guardians. They were under attack!
I immediately dropped to my knee with auto rifle on my shoulder and took aim at a Fallen Capitan. He took several hits from me but quickly regenerated health. I knew what I had to do. I quickly switched to my sniper rifle (where did I get that?) and zoomed in to take him down. He fell to his knees and dropped his extra ammunition. I ran to grab it.
The Ghost appeared again. It told me that to get back to AP, I needed to destroy the Blade of Crota. I shouted to the strangers I had just met to follow me and we followed the Ghost into a large building with a satellite dish on top.
We spent the next several minutes making our way through the dark hallways. Off in the distance we could hear something screaming. It was a sound I have never heard before. It would have scared most people. But I was a level 13 and this was a level 5 patrol so we kept going.
Finally we found the Blade of Cota and saw other Guardians trying to defeat it. I quickly jumped into action. There was weapon fire and explosions coming from all around me. Suddenly I remembered I had a special ability. I slammed my fist on the Blade of Crota and he stumbled back. He still had a lot of health left. I threw a power sphere (like a grenade) at him and ran to an upper deck. I grabbed my sniper rifle and quickly fired three rounds. Each was a direct hit.
He stumbled and fell forward on his face. I beat him.
I heard someone call my name. “William!” she said. I turned to my left. Ms Brown was yelling at me, “William, what are you doing?”
“Saving the world, Ms Brown. Saving the world.”