Once upon a time there was a man named Tim. He was very poor. One day Tim got very sick. His three daughters went out to buy medicine. It was a hot day. An ice cream store was near by. They all bought some ice cream.
When the daughters got to the medicine shop, they didn’t have enough money to buy medicine. Even the cheapest type of medicine cost too much.
They tried to take a short cut home through the woods. The eldest daughter, Ileana, said, “I think we’re lost. I really wish we hadn’t spent all our money on ice cream.”
A green portal opened that no one had ever seen before. A strange figure came out of the portal.
“Yoooooouuuuuu haaaaaaavvvvvvveeee maaaaaaddddddeeeeeee aaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaadddddd choice,” the ghosty figure said. “Nooooooow youuuuuuuu shallllll meeeeeeeet youurrr dooooooooommmmmmm!”
A force from the portal started sucking the sisters inside. “Help! Help!” they all shouted.
Inside the portal, the ghosty figure said, “If you don’t want to die, you have to do a few tasks that might kill you-”
“Wait!” said Ileana. “My sisters and I have something to ask you. How will these tasks help us get our dad back?”
“You interrupt me just for that?”
“Yes! We want to know how to get back to our father. We don’t want him to die. We also need to get the medicine. There are so many things we need to do.”
“There is a gold coin somewhere in every task. You must find it.”
“BUT oh no not another portal!” said the second eldest sister, Sabrina. Right then, another portal appeared.
The sisters figured out that in any portal, their voices could not be heard by anybody. That’s why no one came help to them.
“Your first task is to see if you are trustworthy.”
All of a sudden they were in a place they could recognize but they couldn’t make it out. The youngest sister named Ariana who was also the smartest said, “It’s the town!” It was a bright, happy and jolly place. But when they said hi, no one heard them. It was like they were all being ignored.
The figure said, “You may see people and you may hear them, but they cannot see or hear you.”
They walked into their father’s house. They didn’t know how they got there. There was a little dog at the doorstep. They realized it wasn’t their father’s house. It was a hospital. A tiny one. The dog started barking at them and clawing at them.
“I thought you said nothing could see us.”
“I said people can’t see you.I never said animals can’t. Animals are more sensitive.”
The dog lunged at them, baring sharp teeth. It went right through them and landed on their father. The dogs teeth went into his skin and blood poured from his face.
Tune in tomorrow for chapter 2.