The Jack of Diamonds: PrologueA deck of cards holds four suits within it. Diamonds, Hearts, Clubs and Spades. That's all they are right? Four suits in a simple card game. Well think again. Each of these suits are one in their own. They all have their own country and their own lives. One land divided amongst the four suits, peace has spread and lasted for centuries. Though something or someone has put these countries against each other. The Hearts and Diamonds have allied with each other and the Clubs and Spades allied with one another. Reds against Blacks.
Not many know what started this was and the ones who do dare not to speak of its origins. Why? Well some don't in fear of being killed, others for their own pleasure. Though when the stories are heard, not one of them are the same. Everyone tells a different version of how the war started, many are killed for it depending on the contents within the story. That's the main reason they keep their mouths shut.
War time is not a pleasant time for each of the kingdoms,
The Jack of Diamonds 1 Part 3The walk home wasn't that long; it's just that in certain ways I didn't want to go home. My house came into view and all I could do was sigh. Kids were running about, enjoying their last day of freedom before school takes over their lives once again. I dodged the kids on scooters, the ones on bikes and the few on skateboards. Children these days think that you'll move out of the way for them, while people my age and up expect them to go around you. But little children always get their way.The Jack of Diamonds 1 Part 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My house wasn't that big, just a simple one story house. Flower beds went along the edge of the house, they were all mainly a red color. My mom had this thing for the color red. I walked up the walkway and stopped in the doorway and looked up. There was a sign hanging down that said, "The Knight Family." Yes a sign to announce to the whole world who we were. I opened the front door and announced my arrival.
"I'm home." I threw my shoes next to the side table and headed into the living room, throwing
The Jack of Diamonds 1 Part 2"Okay whose turn is it to hold onto the key?" Jeff twirled the key ring around his finger. "I brought it today so it's Jackson's turn." Jeff tossed the key my way and I almost lost it in the sea of weeds.The Jack of Diamonds 1 Part 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I don't like this system of trading off we chose." I opened the second smallest pocket in my back pack and latched the key on the hook inside.
"But going smallest to tallest is such an easy method to remember." Nick placed his arm on my head, using it as an arm rest once again. I despised the day he had a growth spurt.
"Hey I'm still growing. I'll probably be as tall as both of you when my growth spurt comes." Nick burst out laughing, while Jeff held back his laughter. "What? It's true." Nick regained his composure after laughing so hard.
"The time you grow to be taller than six feet will be the day that you actually beat me at any physical activity."
"It could happen."
"It's highly unlikely Jackson. Your height right now is five foot three inches. Nick is five foot eleven inche
The Jack of Diamonds 1 Part 1"My Jack of Diamonds beats your ten of Spades. With that I win another game of war." I pulled the pile of cards towards me while my friends gave a synchronized moan. "Oh you babies. It's just a card game."The Jack of Diamonds 1 Part 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh come on Jackson. Just a card game? You win every time we play war." My best friend Nick picked up his bottle of soda and took a drink, more like he chugged over half the thing down. Nick's been my friend since elementary school. Sometimes we were mistaken for brothers, sometimes even twins, though that was in the past. The only difference now is that Nick's hair is a darker shade of brown and is cut way shorter. Mine practically stops at my eyes in the front and goes to my neck in the back. Nick's was short, I mean the length of a penny and he still manages to spike it. Oh and the other difference was, that I hate to mention, was he was practically one head taller than me.
"You're just mad because you lost another round. You did this last night online." I grabbed some Cheeze-Its