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
Chayanne2 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Bachelor King #3: The Cousins

By Chayanne2 All Rights Reserved ©

Other / Humor

Chapter 1

Sometimes you start out doing something and end up doing something completely different and unexpected. That ever happen to you?

That's happened to me numerous times. But I'll only mention one. It was the day of…don't remember. October 6, 2014. Ten days before Amarkian Foundation Day. That's the day in which Amarkia was founded, October 16th; a little more than 95 million years go. During the age of dinosaurs. That's when my species, Spinosaurus, was at its height.

That's the day in which the first king of Amarkia, Idrytis Kyverná, planted his mangrove tree in an open field beside a river. He'd gone there to escape assassination attempt and lived by himself. Lived off the land. Even though we dinosaurs could talk back then, we still weren't a million times more modern than you humans.

Anyways, we celebrate Foundation Day every October 16th.

We were in my room, as I recall. Larry and I. We were looking for something. Don't know what it was. I think it was a special suit I wear only to certain occasions. (In dinosaur form here, by the way.) I was rummaging through the closet, looking under things and behind things. Larry looked his own way. He throws things, no matter how heavy they are or if they break something or land on someone's head.

Like right now. I'm here looking under a wooden plank, and just now Larry threw a…OOF! A baseball bat! And it hurts. Oh, it hurts! Laugh all you want. If you think it's funny, have someone threw a baseball bat at your head from at the other end of the room.

"Hey, that hurts, stupid!" I yelled at Larry.

"Oh, sorry. I threw it too soft. I mean…aah!"

"Oh, shut up, will you?"

He stuck out his tongue at me and turned around to keep looking. Nothing. Still couldn't find it. I stood up and got a ladder to look up on the top bench of the closet. I was going through some things when I suddenly felt something hit the ladder.

I felt wobbly, almost dizzy. Then, ahh, ahh! CRASH! Down I came. Landed right on my head, and got my tail under the ladder when it came crashing down. Naturally, I screamed.

I took the ladder off, and very painfully stood up. I turned to Larry. He was staring and at me, with a goofy smile. He said, "Uh, ah, heh heh." His I'm-in-trouble laugh. I grabbed him by the neck and lifted him off the ground.

I was about to choke him when the door slammed opened. Right in my face, mind you. Sometimes I wonder why all these things happen to me. Seems all bad things happen to me, just to me, especially to me, and ONLY to me. Makes me wonder sometimes…never mind.

Guess who'd slammed the door open? My somewhat naïve and careless sister, Kathy. She'd also been searching through all her stuff. For a dress, not my suit. "Hey, guys," she said. "Look what I found." She held up a a red and orange dress.

I looked at it all over. "Hey, isn't this the dress you wore to your first date?"

She smiled. "Yep. That's it."

"Aw, you wanna get rid of it?" said Larry.

We both stared at him. "Shut up!"

He shrugged and muttered, "Just an idea."

We looked back at the dress. "You remember that day?" she asked me.

I sighed. "How could I forget? We were what? Twelve years old?"

She nodded.

"You were so nervous," I continued. "I even cried."

Larry grinned. "You cried? Over your sister's first date? What a softie!"

I glared at him. "I happen to be unbelievably emotional. Besides, someone's first date is always something special. It's like a, I don't know. Like a before and after."

He nodded. "Like, before you were cool, and now after you're mushy and uncool?"

I groaned. "Forget I mentioned it."

At that moment, my cousin Patty walked in. She was carrying a large black binder. "You won't believe what I found."

"A dead horse?" said Larry.

She looked at him. "That's not funny."

Larry smiled. It was a self-satisfied smile. As if to say, "Yes I know. But I love to drive you all crazy."

Anyways, Patty said, "I found our Family Photo Album."

We all got excited. We went over to my bed, sat down, while Patty handed me the album so that we could all look through it. We came across our parent's wedding photo. "Look, Mom and Dad," said Kathy.

"Yeah, boy do I remember. I sure got the prettiest stepmom. Look at the pretty stepsister I got." Kathy smiled and hugged me. "Thanks, bro."

We kept looking and found one of Robert's baby pictures. He had a green plain shirt and small jeans. "Aww!" we all said. "Can't believe it's been that long," said Larry.

I kept flipping through the pictures and found something interesting. "Hey! Who is this fine-looking young lady?"

"That's not a fine-looking young lady, that's Patty," said Larry.

I couldn't help it. I laughed. Patty didn't appreciate it. She pulled his tail. That usually quieted him down. Usually.

The picture was of Patty, when she was twelve and a half. She was probably three or four inches shorter than she is now. Her hair was much shorter; it stopped halfway between her shoulders and her ears. She was wearing a fur coat, a scarf, and a green beret.

Suddenly, it hit me. "Oh! I remember this photo. We took this one about a month or so after Patty first moved here. You remember?"

The girls nodded. Larry didn't. "I don't."

"You don't remember?" Kathy said, surprised.

He shook his head. "I wasn't here. I was on a space exploration trip."

"Oh, that's right," I said. "Yeah, Larry wasn't here."

"Maybe you should tell Larry," Patty suggested.

All at once, Larry looked eager. "Yeah, tell me."

I hesitated. "Guys, we have a lot of work to do. Foundation Day's in ten days."

"Come on, bro. Don't be a spoil sport," said Kathy.

I sighed. "All right. I'll tell the story."

Everyone got comfortable on my bed. I put the photo album on the floor beside the bed and laid my head on the pillow. "All right. It was about…winter. The year was 361 CE. Just a few weeks, earlier, I'd gotten a letter from Patty's uncle telling us about how he wanted Patty to live in one place so she could finish school."

Well, why don't I tell you, too? Sit back and relax. Imagine I'm telling the story. Okay, now let's go back to that date. Reminiscence. You know how in the movies and TV when someone reminisces, the screen gets wobbly for a minute then clears to the past? Same thing here.

Okay. Here we go. Two years ago. For us that is. For you that's 1,613 years.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

RedX9: I would love it if you would show how she is the bottom of the class. A paragraph alone isn't enough to show this.If she was such a screw up, how did she pass and graduate from the class. Are her teachers this lax that they would allow a screw up to graduate?I didn't understand the schooling syst...

CurlyRed: I read this entire book in just under 4 hours I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! i found myself emotionally attached to the characters and making personal connections that i had never experienced before while reading a book! I was constantly wanting to read more, every chapter left me on a cliff hanger tha...

Lacey Schmidt: The Trouble with Super is that you can't stop reading it. Mr. Barrett's characters are all to easy to relate to even if you don't have a super quirk of your own, and their plight is both heart-rendingly funny and heart-warmingly sad at the same time. It's a bit like Office Space meets the Matri...

dd1226: I love reading about other countries and I think this story about Cambodia after Polpot creates awareness of the tragedy that happened there and the actions of the U.N. to hold elections. The heroine of the story is easy to relate to, a modern, middleaged woman looking for an adventure, wanting t...

jaslynnash2015: I absolutely loved the story from beginning to end and I loved following each of the characters throughout their journey! Very captivating although there were a few grammar errors, but very captivating still! Can't wait for book 2!

MissMadokaKaname: I was impressed and moved by this work. The characterization and dialog were strong, and really brought everyone in the story to life. Also, the setting was handled in a believable and compelling way. The story captured the complexities and pain of love, and also the harshness of living in such b...

macyjf4: This book is the best romance book I've ever read. To great characters to an amazing plot, I would highly recommend it. Although some words were spelled incorrectly, I'm sure they were typos. If I could give this book a thousand stars, I would.

Rebeccaseal: This was an almost perfect story that I would recommend to anyone. The only thing I would work on is painting a more realistic picture of Haiathiel. Somehow the environment seemed limited, and the land itself a bit unfinished. This can be solved simply by added descriptions to people and places. ...

Jaslyn: I loved reading this so much!! The transformation of Nina's self-esteem was incredible to read, and while I was rooting for Parker halfway through, I was very satisfied when Harrison and Nina finally got everything straight. The side characters were adorable - I especially loved Anna, Richel, Mic...

More Recommendations

Lydia Sherrer: I first read The Speaker almost a decade ago when I first discovered author Sandra Leigh. I loved it then, and I still love it now. It is a simple, easy read, yet deep in meaning and rich in storyline. I do not know what kind of research or prior knowledge Leigh has of First Nation tribes, but sh...

AnnaLucia: This fanfiction has an amazing plot. It's very different from the books, yet the author still managed to keep the personalities the characters had in the books. Your Alec and Magnus still are themselves, even though you created a different plot where Bane had to seduce Lightwood to get informati...

Ben Gauger: Kudos to Dhira Vidhea, author of Boy Who Broke In My Window, an otherwise engaging tale of love and acceptance of the quirkiest of individuals, whose overall conception of the plot is spot-on and whose writing style is impeccable and as for her writing skills they are the best I've ever seen, tho...

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."