{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Typewriter7 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Matoki to the rescue

By Typewriter7

Adventure

A message from home

Chapter 1: A message from home

It was a nice sunny day of September. The birds were singing and no grey clouds could be spotted. At some miles from there, humans were taking a break from work to go eat a bit. Here, in a deserted valley, lied a big spaceship in which some aliens were…well… eating too. Dada, Shishi and Tats were all sitting at a long rectangular table while Toto was charging his batteries. As they ate ramens for the fourth time, a noise coming from outside caught their attention.

"What's going on again?" said Shishi as he wiped his hands with a napkin.

Tats got up and went to see from a window what was causing all that noise. He opened the window just in time to see Keke jump on a trampoline. He then landed on a tree branch 5m from the ground. After, he walked steadily on the branch to reach another branch where a kite was stuck.

"Keke, are you crazy?!" said Tats not believing what he just saw.

Keke looked at Tats and then pointed the helmet he was wearing. "Safety first." He took the kite and dropped it. Under the tree was Joko. The yellow masked mato stretched his arms and ran in circles to catch the kite. When he did, he gave a thumb up to Keke.

Tats was now boiling. "I don't care if you have a helmet or not! You could have gotten hurt! And Joko, I bet this was all your idea!" The matoki darted the little genius. He then turned around to see Shishi who was coming his way. "Shishi, tell him that what he did was dangerous!"

Tats always overreacted which kinda annoyed everyone. "I just came here." said Shishi with a sigh. He look out from the window and saw the two other matos examinating their kite. Shishi looked at Tats who was still waiting for him to say something. "I am so not gonna argue with him." he taught. Last time, he missed a whole movie because Tats and him were discussing about their chores.

He was thinking of an excuse when a familiar Beep came from a corner of the room. Toto was finally a 100% charged. "You know what, I should probably clean Toto so that he won't short circuit like last time." said Shishi already heading near the robot.

Tats was about to protest, but then he realized that Shishi took one of his chores. So, he decided to let him go for this time and tried to stay calm.

Meanwhile, Dada had finished eating and was now cleaning the dishes. He then saw a strange light coming from their main station room. Leaving the dishes in the sink, he went to see what it was. On their computer, a big envelope sign was flashing. "Hmm…a message from Planet Mato...well that's strange." He rushed to the other room and called the others. "Hey guys! We got a message from home!" he screamed.

Hearing this, the other matos stopped what they were doing and ran into the room, swishing Dada at the same time. As they pushed each other to see the computer screen, Shishi sat down in front of the computer. "Ok, now let's see what's up." He clicked on the message icon and another window opened. A video started loading.

All the matos came closer to see their home planet. After all this time away from their home planet, they were all excited to see their people again. Unfortunately, things weren't as they remembered. What was before a beautiful green land where there were many villagers who lived peacefully was now a grey, desolated, abandoned ruins. Even the facility where they've grew up and trained together was now just sand and dust. The matos couldn't believe their eyes. "Is that home?" asked Toto. "It can't be!" said Tats. "What happened over there?" whispered Shishi.

Suddenly, their commander appeared on the screen. He was pale and seemed very sick. Big dark circles were under his eyes like if he hadn't slept for years. He was holding what ever was filming and got closer to it. "Soldiers, as you can see planet Mato isn't going well. The water has been contaminated by some kind of strange substance. At lease 10 matos die every day." A sudden cough made the commander stop. The matos clenched their fists. Seeing their chief like this made them feel powerless. "If things continue like this, we will go extinct in less than a month! Since you fellows are the only ones who are in good health, we need you to find a cure. It seems that this kind of problem already happened on Earth. Your new mission now is to find the cure and bring it here as quickly as possible" The commander coughs once more and the screen started to blur. "You don't have much time. We're all counting on you six." The video started getting static. "No no NO!" screamed Shishi as the computer screen became all black.

Everybody stayed silent. What they just saw left them completely speechless. Planet Mato, their home planet, where they lived most of their life, was now in trouble and they were the only ones how could help.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Typewriter7
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Lydia Walters: I really enjoyed this novel. It gives us a view of what could be if we really tried.Also that there's nothing wrong with loving our LORD and our fellow humans. couldn't wait to get to each new chapter (mission). Thanks, Joe!

aaron10905: This is undoubtedly one of the best books written on here. I actually unistalled this app until someone told me about this story. I came back not expecting much, just to be drawn into the story and the characters. I would buy this book in real life, as long as another was promised shortly after.

Sara Grover: Being that this is your first story and I assume first draft, a lot of little mistakes are common, we all have made them; little things like your instead of you're, missed capitalization, missing punctuation, etc. As for the plot, I have a lot of questions and I did leave comments on certain sect...

Tiffany Thomson: This story is not something I would normally pick up and read but I'm so glad I did, I wasn't able to put it down and my husband was yelling at me at 3am to put it down and go to bed (just waited for him to doze back off before picking it back up) I really hope Natalie brings out another book eit...

JWalker: I loved this story from start to finish! It flows at a really nice pace and the story world feels so real. The fight sequences are a treat especially when Isanfyre is training to become a warrior. I found the names really cool and thankfully easy to pronounce. Personally I have always struggled w...

genlynne2379: I read the other review of this book and I must say that I disagree with it wholeheartedly. I do not believe the author put the apostrophes in the names just to be unique, but because the characters are supposedly of a different race than humans. They are Anmah. They should have different names a...

Laraine Smith: You are a true artist! You should do this for a living! I love the imagery here! It is magical! You are magical!

carla1234: I couldn't stop reading this book once I started! it was brilliant! I loved it and I would love to buy it. Although if you could make a more eye-catching synopsis, I would suggest you please do.I loved how everything came together in this novel. everyone, even people not involved in the main stor...

Hali McGowan: when will the third book be done? I am absolutely hooked. I red the first two books within less than a week. I'm itching for the third one. The plotline is absolutely wonderful. I've never been much for sci-fi ish books. but you've got me hooked on this series

More Recommendations

MegaRogueLegend666: I love this story so much. It's impossible to describe my excitement with each new chapter in words. The author has such a good writing style, very good descriptions of the fighting and character descriptions/emotions. the plot is also amazing! This fanfic could be a side anime show or novel ......

Lorena Boothe: A few paragraphs in and I was immersed into a new world.I wasn't expecting that at all.I thought it might take a few more chapters for sure. Did I keep reading?You bet I did.I lost track of time until I had devoured this tale.Fun characters, awesome plot and lovely language. All I ever want in a ...

Charlie_8472: Recommended to me by a friend, I thought I'd give this a read. As a hobbyist blacksmith, the blurb certainly caught my attention. I found the sentence about them drinking, dancing and fighting a strange combination of activities, perhaps a reflection of the writer’s personality and humour. Howeve...

Muhammed Arfin: really nice.I m reading novel after a long time.it is really fascinating.those people interested in espionage will like this tale.if one needs to advance his know how about espionage this book is your destination

ElusiveBadwolf: I loved this book so much! It's a shame that i already came to the end of this. I really enjoyed the story, and i liked it how everything became in the end. It was a great book and i can say that you are a great writer too. Keep it that way and i think you can make it in the writing business!

Hawkebat: Playing both Kotor I & II and Swtor I found the story line interesting and it held me until chapter 35 Very good story and plot flow until then, very few technical errors. I felt that the main character was a bit under and over powered, as it fought for balance. The last few chapters felt too f...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.