The Story of Adeline
The morning light shone on her lilac hair as she slowly opened her eyes. She got up and looked around. Next to her bed was a diary that lay open somewhere along the middle of the book.
‘My name is Adeline’
‘And I have a peculiar problem’
‘I can only remember the events of the last day. When I go to sleep, my memories are erased and I start off with a blank slate each day. That’s why I keep the events of each day in a diary. Each time I wake up I read through my diary’.
Adeline was certainly a peculiar girl. She was 18 years old, had long lilac hair and sported an elegant yellow dress. She had a slightly quirky personality and was a little clumsy.
A voice came calling from behind her door. It was a deep, stern voice.
‘Adeline, it’s time to get to work!’
A handsome young man opened the door to Adeline’s room. He wore black clothing and had black hair, with red and blue streaks. He was about the same age as Adeline and had an ice-cold look in his eye.
Adeline gave him a funny look, as if she didn’t recognise him for a moment, and then it set in. This was the prince, the tyrannical man who had been bossying Adeline around. Every day he would shout at her, kick her and say horrible things to her. And she was expected to just comply, as she had written down in her notebook. He made her life a living hell.
Adeline walked out of her room and said ‘As you wish, Prince. What may I do for you today?’
‘For now, sleep the floors. I want them spotless!’ he said.
‘Hurry up!’ he said, gently kicking her with his foot’.
Meanwhile, a pink-haired girl was walking across a dessert. She wore all black, and enveloped herself with a long, black cloak. She took out her binoculars and saw a large palace-like building on the horizon.
‘Hmmmmm,’ she said.
‘I wonder if this is where the Prince lives?’
Adeline was getting tired from doing all the housework. She settled herself down and breathed a deep sigh.
‘Adeline,’ an old man in the palace said. He was a caretaker. ‘You can rest if you’d like to. I’ll cover for you’.
‘Thank you’, said Adeline.
Adeline stepped outside into the indoor garden that was situated in the middle of the palace. A lot of thoughts were running through her head. ‘Who am I? What am I doing here and why is the Prince treating me so badly?’ She sucked her finger and pondered.
At last, night came and she had a plan.
‘I’m not going to sleep tonight,’ she said. ‘I’m going to escape.’
She packed her things, including her dictionary, and sneaked out of her room. There was nobody in the hallway so she made a dash for the exit. As she was running, she wondered why there were no guards around. Then she saw it.
A young girl, not much younger than Adeline herself, was standing in the middle of the hallway.
‘Who might you be?’ she said with a smirk.
‘I’m- My name is Adeline’, she said.
‘I’m Jacqueline’, the mysterious girl said. ‘Pleasure to meet you. What are you doing in a place like this?’
‘I’m the Prince’s servant’, said Adeline.
‘The prince’s servant, huh?’
‘So do you want out?’
‘I’m escaping’, she said.
‘Then come with me’, said the girl.
They held each other by the hand and dashed outside, into the arid desert.
‘We can set up camp here’, said the girl. ‘It’s getting late, why don’t we talk this through tomorrow?’
Adeline complied. She warned Jacqueline though about her memory problem, which Jacqueline listened to in an understanding manner.
But overnight, something stole Adeline’s diary. The next morning, Adeline’s memory was blank as a goldfish.
‘Where’s your diary?’ Jacqueline asked in a flustered voice.
Adeline didn’t know what she was talking about.
‘Your diary!’ she said.
‘Ohh, don’t tell me you don’t remember anything!’ Jacqueline said in an exasperated voice. ‘What will I do?’
Adeline looked around confusedly and just sat there, expressionless.
‘Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to explain everything,’ she said.
Jacqueline explained the entire set of events to Adeline.
In the castle, the prince was furious! ‘Where is Adeline?!!’ he shouted. ‘We must find her at once!’
The Prince was completely flustered, much more flustered than he should have been for a mere servant.
The whole palace went on a hunt for her.
Deep down in the city, beyond the palace, was a research lab. Inside the research lab was a giant brain. If one were to walk past it, they could hear it, thumping, thumping.
‘I’m a rogue’, said Jacqueline. ‘I’m after the city of Wistonza for what it did to my village. I’m an enemy of the Prince’.
‘Gramps told me to forgive them, but I couldn’t’.
‘You work for the Prince, so I guess that makes us enemies too’, she said.
‘Oh no’, said Adeline. ‘The Prince is nothing but mean to me. ‘I’m not on his side’.
‘Well that makes things a little better’, Jacqueline said with a smirk.
‘Let’s wreak havoc on Wistonza together, shall we?’
‘I think I’ll pass’, said Adeline.
‘Jeez, alright’ said Jacqueline, looking a bit let down.
Jacqueline and Adeline travelled the lands, learning new things and finding new things along the way. However, after a few days they were met with an army of people. These were from the Prince’s army.
‘Adeline’, a young man stepped down to greet them. ‘We’ve found you’.
‘Who are you?’ she said. ‘Don’t tell me you were sent here by the Prince? To get me back?’
‘That is precisely what we’ve been sent to do.’
‘No, I don’t want to go back!’ she said.
‘It’s too late, we have no choice but to recapture you.’
Jacqueline resisted. ‘You’ll have to get through me first’, she said.
But before they knew it, they were surrounded by soldiers.
‘These numbers’, Jacqueline said. ‘They’re too much…’
‘It’s hopeless’, Jacqueline put down her weapons. Her face showed a strained expression. ‘You have to go, Adeline’.
‘But Jacqueline ’, Adeline said.
Jacqueline clenched her fists. ‘Go on’.
Jacqueline made a solemn face as Adeline boarded the ship.
‘Damnit’, she said.
In the city of Wisconza, the brain continued to beat.
Adeline apologised to the Prince.
‘I’m so sorry!’ she blurted.
‘How could you do such a thing? You witch!’ He shouted.
He took her by the shoulders and started shaking her. ‘You fool!’
Adeline was being shaked around, but through the corner of her eyes she thought she saw tears in the Prince’s eyes.
Back in her room, Adeline made a new diary and wrote about the events of the day. She was quite shaken up by the events of the day, so she went to bed early.
Adeline was fast asleep. The Prince entered the room quietly to check on her. ‘Oh Adeline’, tears were streaming down his eyes. He leaned in and kissed her on the cheek.
The next day, Adeline woke up with a blank memory yet again.
She did her chores yet again.
The Prince was still shouting at her and hitting her.
Just the same old day.
Adeline was miserable.
In the city of Wistonza, something big was happening.
The brain was sitting dormant, wired up from all sides. This was a special brain that was said to belong to a monster from long ago. It was now connected to Adeline's brain and stored all her memories. The memories would be stored over to the brain each night when she went to sleep.
This brain was dangerous.
It was stored in a secret laboratory underground.
There was one scientist that worked in the laboratory. He was tired of being pushed around all the time by the other scientists in the lab. He wanted to wreak havoc on the world. He went up to the brain and he flicked a switch and the ground around him started shaking. He ran outside and the buildings were moving. It was like a giant earthquake was happening all around him.
Jaqcueline was on the outskirts of the city when she saw what was going on. The whole city was moving around as if it were alive. She dashed over.
The Prince saw what was going on outside and called Adeline out. They watched in dismay as their city was eating itself up. Civilians were being eaten up by the ground moving about and there were screams wherever one looked.
The brain tries to destroy the world
Jacqueline stops it
The Prince had to be mean to Adeline to destroy the brain
The prince has a disease