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
Paperboy Jacky would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Fragmented Time

By Paperboy Jacky All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Fantasy

Chained

Part 1: Herself


Through a glimpse of a window, she saw a girl chained heavily in midair, with the ends of the dark purple chains planted in the many cracks of time.

Who she was looking at, was herself. How did she know that? The blond hair and the way she was chained told her everything. That was without a doubt, herself. All her fingers and toes were chained, totaling to twenty chains. She is a powerful person herself and she knew that she wasn't to be taken lightly. But still, she could have been dead, like her friends. 

The window she looked through was no ordinary window. It was a window she had created by breaking off a tiny shard of a chain that was planted in one of the cracks of time she was jailed in. 

She reminded herself everyday that her name is Cynthia White, one of the members of the Six Sorcery Squad. She told herself that she will survive no matter what and fight as hard as she can to escape her jail.

However, things are not as simple as she thought things are. That is because she has found out that she has been jailed in cracks of time because she does not recognize the place at all nor has she ever read of a place like the one she is in. Cynthia closed the magical window.

The city she is in is way too fancy. Everything is smooth in that world and the civilians are extremely powerful wizards and witches. She hasn't faced any of them yet, but she is scheduled to face one in an hour. In front of her in the distance in the center of the city is a giant chain ever so thick hanging from the sky. The ends of the chain is an arrow tip embedded into the ground looking wickedly sharp. They are the same chains as the ones that chained her up. There is no doubt that the giant chain is the same one that chained her physical body. 

Suddenly, Cynthia heard someone knock on the door of her room. Cynthia quickly went to the door and opened it. It was one of the wizard officials who would be watching the battle.

"Miss Cynthia, are you ready to go?" the wizard official asked.

Cynthia nodded.


"Ladies and gentlemen, may we present the legendary witch Ruby Merio!" the announcer shouted.

Cynthia watched as a girl walked out of a stadium opening and walked into the round barren stadium field. 

"And our newest contestant, Cynthia White!" the announcer shouted, "The witch that fell out of the sky!"

Behind Cynthia was the wizard official.

"Good luck!" he whispered. Cynthia gave him a small smile.

"Thanks! I really need it!" Cynthia answered.

Cynthia walked out smiling. For some reason, the tension in the stadium scared her. There were no kind eyes in store for her everywhere she looked in the stadium.

Ruby Merio had a kind look in her eyes.

"Cynthia White, right?" Ruby asked, "For some reason, I remember reading that name in a mythology book. She disappeared from Planet Elemente when she was a kid. But of course, you can't be the Cynthia White in history books. If Cynthia White was alive right now, she would be in her fifties right now."

"It is funny, because I had weird things going on after I fought Darkness." Cynthia told Ruby, "I find myself falling from the sky right afterwards in this world. I also find that the wizards and witches here are extremely powerful. I want to experience this opportunity I am given here. Please don't go easy on me."

Ruby smiled.

"You certainly have manners." Ruby told Cynthia, "I was born without the love of my parents sadly. They died from Darkness."

Cynthia realized who Ruby was. She is the daughter of Dicup Treah and Mary Merio. 

"Your father and mother, I don't suppose they are Dicup Treah and Mary Merio, can they?" Cynthia asked. 

"How did you know?" Ruby demanded.

"Ah." Cynthia muttered, "I am in the future. It must be. I am Cynthia White, of the Six Sorcery Squad. I will show you my prowess and show you my knowledge from Cadence!"

"The Magicist who protects time?" Ruby asked in horror, "I'm ramped up!"

Cynthia gave Ruby a small smile. Ruby released a lightning bolt from her pinky. Cynthia deflected it with her mind. The crowd gasped.

"That was my fastest lightning bolt!" Ruby shouted, "You must be Cynthia White then."

"I thought your generation is extremely strong!" Cynthia told Ruby.

"Of course our generation is strong! We know way more than the wizards and witches back then." Ruby told Cynthia.

"Your fundamental in Electromancy is weak!" Cynthia criticized Ruby, "As strong as your lightning bolt may be listed theoretically, sure, you can take down opponents easily, but your fundamental in Electromancy is so weak that I can easily deflect that move of yours. Let me show you my version of what I learnt from just reading a book! This is based on in depth practicing of Electromancy!"

Cynthia aimed her pinky at Ruby and fired a high speed electric arrow that exploded on contact with Ruby who was clearly cooked. Her face was smoke black with her hair no longer possessing attractive forces to each other. She certainly did not look as pretty as she did before the battle.

Cynthia pointed to the purple chain far away from them.

"That chain belongs to Darkness." Cynthia told Ruby loudly, "And it leads to my physical body! She used twenty chains to imprison my physical being! I cannot let your world hold me down! With all my power, I will remove that purple chain someday and the rest of the nineteen chains that imprison me!"

With that, Cynthia spat mist out of her mouth and obliterated the field, leaving Ruby defeated. She patted her hands clean and walked out of the stadium like she would do for any other ordinary battle.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Chapters
1. Chained
Further Recommendations

Alexis Dredd Zarcal: Overall, it's a rather thrilling piece, merging superstition, psychology, slice of life, and the usual Japanese risque fare. All the elements have rhyme and reason in being placed together.The respective background stories of the characters involved so far also give a sense of flair and thrill.I'...

cristalyn enriquez: I love the plot of the story and the way how the author describe each character,especialy Elias he's so hot!. I've red this story 4 times and I never get tired of it😊. but I think you must practice your grammar and avoid using the same word over and over. like the word "wonder",because it's an...

Olivia N J Hamel: I want this book. I love it so much. It is so enjoyable to read and to have a copy of this always, I would be very happy, to always be able to come back and look at it again.

heavyreader: great scifi novels but needs a better spell checker (check auto-substitution level) and grammar checker!!! otherwise, ready for mass market publishing!!

BlakDreams: Wait is this over already?? I really love this story but I'm not sure, is this story already over?? Hm... if it's over I'm a kill myself cuz I loved it!! AGGHH!This story has a perfect storyline and everything I love itttt! Oh my god!

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...

kathryncoard: I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast paced book, that kept me interested . Yes, it was political commentary, which I found to be relevant to many things happening in the world. The snippets from the journal show the " boiled frog " analogy that is clearly relevant . Interesting that peop...

Bri Hoffer: I couldn't put it down!! The characters are all incredibly likable, and it's so descriptive you can see, smell, and feel thier surroundings. Great story, and very well written. I cannot wait for follow up stories. there were a few grammatical errors, but nothing that I could move right over.

Mourn8220House: When first reading "Avarice," I thought it would be another fairytale but I was taken back the author's approach and choice of ending. There is little to be said for the story and overall plot besides the sudden twists and speculation, other than that I do not want to ruin a fantastic tale, you m...

More Recommendations

austinl0724: I enjoyed this story immensely. It was the first one I read on here and I absolutely loved it. The characters. The content. The twist at the end! This was a great story with a great message and made me think through some things in my own life and how I react to certain situations. Thank you thank...

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...

internathunal: I was held captive by your sense of style. I would love to see more from you. I enjoyed this immensely.

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...

catd69: Karim is a very talented writer. When I started reading his journey it took me into the book and I was in the story till the end. I've never felt this way with any other writers stories. If you want to read a gripping adventure, this will be the one book I would suggest you pick.

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
King's Lament

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."