There’s a legend; a legend that has almost been forgotten by all, but a few. These few however, are the key to why this legend is so important; the very reason I’m telling you this story. Because this tale will reveal the very secrets of a past that perhaps wasn’t so extinct after all; this tale… will reveal the destiny of two siblings, Samuel and Emelie Trident.
Millions of years ago, we know that great beasts used to walk the Earth and had once ruled over the land, the seas, and the skies. The great beasts were known as the dinosaurs, and had lived for billions of years throughout history's greatest time period, the Paleozoic Era. Why am I telling you what you already know? That answer is quite simple: because of the lies you were told, about how these great beasts were once wiped out entirely from the Earth and its surface.
It is true, that a great tragedy struck, killing thousands of these beasts in the process, but there is something you don’t know: the dinosaurs never went extinct. But there had been measures that had been taken to ensure that every species, even those that had presumably gone extinct over time, were saved by an ancient crystal and magic so old it existed alongside the first sunrise on Earth.
Ancient humans, who had lived alongside the great beasts used the magic and the crystal to create a world, not unlike Earth and its many wonders, before they managed to save most of the dinosaurs. Time was up before they could save them all, however, and when the meteors struck, they took shelter within this world and closed the portal by shattering the crystal after hiding themselves and the dinosaurs from the world they had once lived.
What they didn’t realize, was that the crystal, once shattered, hadn’t gone into oblivion like they thought, but had instead scattered across all of Earth, waiting for the right moment to reveal the world once more. Waiting for the right moment when Samuel and Emelie Trident would come to save them from a great evil that would threaten to consume the world and every living thing within.
At first glance, Emelie and her younger brother Samuel, anyone would think they were just normal teenagers. They were born in Italy, to Italian Doctor Brady Heights and young American Actress Olivia Trident, where they stayed for five years, after young Emelie’s birth, before they decided to move back to America to further Olivia’s career and provide Doctor Heights a grander opportunity in the practice of medicine. When they moved to America, Emelie, had her first dream, telling her a story about a little celebration party for her dad, which came true only two days later. And Samuel, at four years old, had discovered his ability to heal just that little bit faster than his parents had ever seen for any small child who got into trouble as much as he did.
They grew up in America, went to school and they made friends, and no one gave them a second glance.
It wasn’t until Emelie was twelve and Samuel was eleven that they discovered exactly how far their magic went, when Emelie’s best friend Sarah got a dog for her twelfth birthday. Emelie dreamt the week before that a dog would get hit by a semi and the dream shook her up, enough that Samuel stayed with her the rest of the night. It’d been forgotten though, until the two had gone to school, on Show and Tell day and Sarah brought her dog. When the dog had ran out though, chasing a cat out into the street, a semi hit it, just as Emelie had seen within her dreams.
The entire class had stood on the side of the street while the teacher, the truck driver, Sarah and Emelie stood over the poor dog, near death as it was and giving off weak, broken, pitiful whimpers. Emelie and Sarah cried, along with a few of the other students while the teacher and the truck driver spoke, alternating between frantic whispers and broken excuses and apologies.
Samuel, unable to watch his sister cry over the dog anymore, had ran over to her, kneeling beside her and he gripped her hand, the eleven year old not knowing what else to do. and as he looked at the poor suffering animal, tears leaking out of his own eyes, he reached out to stroke the dog’s head, his eyes closed now, unable to witness himself the small blue-gold, transparent glow that encased the tips of his tiny fingers before the dog suddenly whined, got up, and shook his fur. and just like that, Sarah was hugging her dog as tight as she could, crying tears of joy as he barked and wagged his tail, and the class, the driver, and the teacher were suddenly smiling, grinning, cheering, or laughing with happiness and excitement.
‘A true miracle,’ the teacher had said, smiling at the driver, but Emelie and Samuel knew better as they looked at each other, confusion, happiness, relief, and fear swimming in gold-speckled hazel and blue.
It came to as a surprise to no one, especially not Emelie, when Samuel expressed a very high and very enthusiastic interest in dinosaurs, having liked them even when he was little, well… littler. It did surprise her a little, however, when he, after only a year of pouring his heart over thousands of books about several million different dinosaur species, was able to spout off random facts about any dinosaur species named or brought up.
Unlike Samuel, Emelie didn’t truly profess her interest in paleontology and the dinosaurs or fossils they studied, though she told Samuel once that she did rather like the Plesiosaurus and had confessed to having a dream about her riding a strange, aquatic dinosaur through the ocean once. ‘Did you know that the Plesiosaurus was one of the first of the “Antediluvian Reptiles” to be discovered and excited great interest in Victorian England?’ However he proceeded to scold her a bit when she proceeded to describe what the creature she rode looked like. ‘That’s not a Plesiosaurus, Emelie… I don’t even think that’s a real dinosaur.’
She did, however, profess her interest in archaeology, and proceeded to bug her parents about getting her her very own kit where she could go out to the old caves near the lake and try and discover ancient things like the professionals did. Her interest only grew when she found an old vase that belonged to Indians once.
So it also came to no surprise to anyone, least of all their parents, when Emelie’s school was holding a field trip to an old, but highly popular, museum and she wanted to go, having heard great things about their exhibits. Bradley didn’t even protest when Samuel practically begged to go as well, just as long as he went along with, since their mom had a role to practice all that week.
Emelie and Samuel had wasted no time in exploring both the Egyptian exhibit and the dinosaur exhibit.What they never realized was that in seven years time, when Emelie was finally twenty years of age, and Samuel was nineteen, they would be visiting this very museum again. And not even Emelie’s dreams could tell her what they would witness on that one fateful day.