Read BlueK Dynasty: The 1st Seven Days Online

Authors: m.o mcleod

Tags: #fiction, #dystopian, #comingofage, #phantom, #youngadult, #raptors, #fantasy contemporary, #fiction fantasy contemporary, #unorthodox

BlueK Dynasty: The 1st Seven Days

Blue K Dynasty

The 1st

Seven Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

M. 0. McLeod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a work of fiction.
The events and characters described herein are imaginary and are
not intended to refer to specific places or living persons. The
opinions expressed in this manuscript are solely the opinions of
the author and do not represent the opinions or thoughts of the
publisher. The author has represented and warranted full ownership
and/or legal right to publish all the materials in this
book.

 

Blue K Dynasty The 1st Seven
Days

All Rights
Reserved.

Copyright © 2013 M.O. McLeod
v3.0 r1.0

 

Cover Photo © 2013
JupiterImages Corporation. All rights reserved - used with
permission.

 

This book may not be
reproduced, transmitted, or stored in whole or in part by any
means, including graphic, electronic, or mechanical without the
express written consent of the publisher except in the case of
brief quotations embodied in critical articles and
reviews.

 

 

 

ISBN:
9781310276408

 

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA

For my sister, Rasheda

  

We made it
baby!
  

 

 

Contents
  

 

  1. A Couple of
    two
      

  2. The Earth Went Round and
    Upside Down
      

  3. Let the Species Say
    Amen
      

  4. K for
    Kurma
      

  5. A Raptor is
    Born
      

  6. These Teeth Were Made for
    Biting
      

  7. Fae and the Latin
    Wonders
      

  8. It’s Always the
    First-born
      

  9. The Man With a
    Plan
      

  10. Eat to
    Kill
      

  11. The Blue Winged
    Thing
      

  12. Rimselda the
    Rouge
      

  13. Red Heads are No
    Fun
      

  14. Two Choices, One
    Life
      

  15. Lineage
      

  16. Daggers, Scales, Claws and
    All
      

  17. Snowhill
      

  18. C.O.N.J.A.R
      

  19. The Simplest
    Touch
      

  20. The Spawns of
    BlueK
      

  21. Skid Row
      

  22. The
    Jeers
      

  23. Flee or
    Fight
      

  24. L for Leon the
    Lame
      

  25. Night at the Flora Plume
    Club
      

  26. South Side of
    Alexandria
      

  27. Run and
    Seek
      

  28. The Rosales
    Siblings
      

  29. Raptored
      

  30. Phantom versus
    Raptor
      

  31. The
    Guardian
      

  32. I, Declare
    War
      

  33. Seven News Studio
    Report
      

  34. Pandemonium
      

  35. Kill to
    Eat
      

  36. The After
    Hours
      

  37. Blue K
    Dynasty
      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

A couple of
two
  

Santino lay stretched out
on the thick quilt on the bed as he tossed a worn football in the
air, up and down, up and down. In all honesty he was too big for
the bed; his frame was six foot three and bulky, and at the age of
eighteen he was still growing.
  


You
know my aunt is moving in with her kids, right?” Kurma asked,
looking into the mirror to stare at Santino, her first real
boyfriend of a year. “So basically I’m going to be sleeping on the
couch for a while. That means no more private time.” She smirked at
him.
  

Sitting up on the
twin-size bed, Santino held the football still and looked around
the cramped room. “We should get our own place. You know, when the
time is right.” He looked at Kurma with hope in his
eyes.
  


Come on
now, be realistic. There are four-year waiting lists for new movers
like us,” Kurma pointed out. “The city is too crowded. Hell, the
country is going through a crisis. There isn’t any more space to
just be moving about, babe. I mean, I would love to pick up and
leave when we turn eighteen, but the government isn’t having it.”
She turned to face Santino and pouted out her Popsicle-orange lips.
“I still love you, babe,” she added, and smiled in his face as she
fell on the already cramped bed. Santino caught her in mid-fall,
wrapped his arms around her waist, and pulled her
closer.
  


So
what? We’re just supposed to live on top of one another or pay
sky-high prices to move out? That can’t be life,” he
said.
  


It’s
life as we know it. We just have to deal with it. Our families have
for more than twenty years.” Kurma hunched her shoulders as she
tried to explain. “With the boost of health-insurance coverage back
in the day and the mandated termination of abortions, the country
has grown too fast. We just have to evolve like everything else.”
She cuddled closer to Santino and looked up into his
eyes.
  

Santino peered over
Kurma’s head to the only window in the room. Breathing in deeply,
he took in all he saw. The sky was murky gray and dark blue.
Skyscrapers reached high into the sky, numerous tiny windows
decorating them along with clotheslines, plants, and fire escapes.
The whole city of Alexandria was made up of these tall buildings as
well as condos, apartments, and studios. Most of the vacant areas,
and parking lots had been turned into living spaces. The government
required more use of bikes, scooters, motorcycles, and mopeds in
order to cut down on the high levels of pollution. Trees were a
rare sight. The city had become a concrete
jungle.
  

Kissing the top of Kurma’s
head, Santino closed his eyes. At times he wanted to get away from
everyone. There was always someone around. He couldn’t remember the
last time he was by himself. At school his classes were
overcrowded. In the streets he felt as if the walking traffic’s
current could sweep him away at a moment’s notice. At home Santino
felt like he lived on top of everyone.
  

To make matters worse, he
was too tall and too big for his own good. At times he believed he
had been born in the wrong century. Santino felt like things were
made for smaller people—for people small enough to fit into small
things.
  


Babe,
what’s wrong?” Kurma asked, showering Santino with kisses. “We’d
better get in all the alone time we can manage. We might have to
start making out in the school bathroom after my aunt
comes.”
  


So? We
do that now. That's nothing new,” responded
Santino.
  

Kurma playfully shoved his
head and dragged herself over the edge of the bed. “You want
something from the kitchen?”
  


Bring
me some juice.”
  


What
kind of juice?”
  


Whatever kind you got.”
  


Well,
we have a lot. Which one do you want?” Kurma
persisted.
 


Just
bring me back whatever.”
  


No,
because I’m going to bring you back something, and then you’re
going to say it’s nasty and you want some other kind
of—”
  


Forget
it!” Santino yelled. “Do you always have to be so meticulous about
everything?”
  

Kurma looked offended and
stomped out the room. “I’m not fussy!” she yelled from the other
side of the door. “You’re just indecisive.”
  

Heading through the living
room, she caught the beginning of a news report on
TV.
  


The
population has reached an
astounding number, and land is scarcer than it has ever been. Many
people have decided to move elsewhere, even onto the water.
Communities on the seas have formed around the world. There’s the
Aquaritime group based in the Indian Ocean. EcoWorld LLC has the
highest population on water to date and some of the most
eco-conscious living facilities, which are located in the
Caribbean. And Island Corp West has brought upscale bunkers and
apartments on water to the citizens of the Pacific. Island Corp is
just behind EcoWorld as far as finances. These settlements have
caused the water mass ratio to decrease steadily in the last five
years, and smog and waste pollution have risen in the last three
years near these water communities
.

  


You’re
right,
Connie
,
” another
voice chimed in.
  

Kurma continued to watch
the TV and screamed for Santino to join her. The image on the
screen changed from the newsroom to open air, and then to huge
boats on the water. Apartment-
 
like structures rose from the
bases of the ships into the sky, which was filled with hundreds of
seagulls.
  


What is
it?” asked Santino as he entered the
room.
  


Look at
that,” said Kurma, pointing at the screen. “Remember when the ocean
was just an ocean? 
 


Yeah,
but they’ve been building those bunkers and houses on the ships.
Did something happen?”
  


Something did happen,” she said. “I think I heard that the
ships seem to be toxic because of the pollution and
waste.”
  


Damn.
What about those eco-friendly ones?” asked
Santino.
  


That’s
what the news talking about it. The apartments are eco-friendly,
but I don’t think the ships that support them
are.”
  


Well, I
guess we’re not gonna ever go live there now,” said Santino
jokingly. “They’re going to raise the rents to fix the problem.
Don’t you think?”
  


I don’t
know… listen.”
  

The room became quiet as
the two focused on the TV.
  

The reporter continued,

 
It’s been
speculated that the ocean now makes up only forty-eight percent of
the earth’s surface, and most of the oceans’ water will be turned
into areas for more production of infrastructures. There are rumors
that instead of producing more adequate base ships for the water
bunkers, condos, and apartments, a new company may be emerging from
the Aquaritime group to branch out to the northern ocean waters.
This sister group is speculated to begin building homes for
families of up to six people on the base ships
.

  

Other books

Seducing Peaches by Smith, Crystal
El truco de los espejos by Agatha Christie
Not All Who Wander are Lost by Shannon Cahill
Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook
The Bone Artists by Madeleine Roux
The Witch's Daughter by R. A. Salvatore
Like A Hole In The Head by James Hadley Chase