The Arks: Over Heaven (by Ben)

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The Arks: Over Heaven (by Ben)

Chapter 50.5: Revelation

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The President continued to speak, but Son couldn’t concentrate. That island in the sky…

“Don’t you see now Uncle?” Franklin said, “It’s just like that game we played.”

“The one us three used to play all the time,” Son said.

Tracy looked confused.


“That game with the dinosaurs,” Franklin reminded Tracy, “Remember that Mom? We used to talk about it all the time!”

“If it leads to my son, then that’s all that matters.”

Just then, a ding came from Son’s phone. He pulled his phone out of his pocket, and saw a notification on that platform for the game they played. He opened the app up and saw an urgent message.

It was from a man called Warren, and he was a deputy sheriff of the Star City area.

And he too, suffered the same loss as Son.

“What’s wrong, Uncle?” Franklin asked. Son smiled.

“I think I have the lead we need to find our missing boy,” Son grinned excitedly. He pocketed his phone, grabbed his car keys, and began to make his way out to the front door-

“Hey where are you going?” Tracy asked with crossed arms. Franklin stood by her side. Son turned back.

“Just making a trip to the police station. Seems to me a sheriff’s also suffering the same problem as we are. I’ll have a talk with him, team up, and we’re going to find our loved ones together.”

Franklin ran forward, and clutched onto Son.

“Wait, bring me with you, I can help!”

Son ruffled Franklin’s hair, and gently took his arms off him.

“Sorry kiddo, this is a grown-ups only trip. I’m not letting you go with me.”

“But I can-” Franklin paused, struggling to find his words, “I can help! I know I can, I’ve saved my brother before, he knows!”

Son chuckled a bit.

“In ARK, yes, but not in the real world. Just let me handle it, okay?”

Son opened the front door up, and walked out, closing the door behind him. Their dog began to run up to the front door, whining sadly. The French Bulldog sat down, staring at the door sadly.

“It’s okay, Franklin,” Tracy reassured her son. She put a hand on his shoulder, “The grown ups will figure it out themselves. Now go to bed. It’s getting late, and I want you to get some rest. You have a long summer break ahead.”

Franklin frowned, and hurried upstairs to the bathroom to brush his teeth.

Franklin locked the bathroom door, staring at the reflection in his mirror. He stared at himself for a moment, before looking down at the palm of his hand.

“I really wouldn’t have minded saving my brother one last time,” Franklin thought, “It would have been nice going on another adventure…”

Teal blue sparks shot out of his fingertips, but then died down.

“But I have luck on my side,” Franklin whispered, “And so he’ll be fine.”

For a second, Franklin could see him and his cousins, and his big brother, in the reflection of the mirror, each one standing side by side and smiling. They didn’t know their days together would be numbered at the time. Only his brother knew.

It was the same as how his brother didn’t know of the things they’d gone through together.

Franklin smiled at the memory. Then, he took his toothbrush and began to brush his teeth, the reflection of his family fading away from his sight.

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