By Mitchell Graves
Deep under the ocean there is a temple that holds a lot of mermaid treasures. A merman swims through the door to his cave. The merman longs to find a mermaid to be his bride. The merman pulls a map out from under a rock. On the map is the layout for the temple. He has his mind set on marrying the princess who is trapped there. He looks at her picture on the wall. “She’s beautiful! One day I will find her in Atlantis!” He studies the map for a long time. That night Ricus pulls on his battle helmet. “Tonight is the night I will rescue my bride.”
On his way to the temple Ricus stops at the graveyard to visit his Grandfather’s grave.
“Please Grandpa, I need your help.”
A voice rises up from the grave, “If you do everything that I told you, you will rescue your bride. You have a great responsibility. You are the rightful king of Atlantis.”
“You will rise up from the depths of the ocean and take your place at the throne. Don’t let anyone take that away from you. Rise up! That necklace that I gave you has great powers and proves that you are the Prince of Atlantis. Use the medallion to call for help. Any animal on sea or land will fight for your cause. They are your army.”
The water starts swirling around Ricus, he raises his arms and realizes that he has control over the currents. He summons the Kraken. “I need your help, I need you to to join my fight but you must be willing to die.”
“I never back down, ever.”
Ricus walks up to the tombstone and places his medallion on the stone. It clicks into place and the tombstone slides away. There is an entrance to a tunnel. “This is the way to Atlantis!” Ricus and the Kraken head down the tunnel. The tunnel opens up into a cave and there is a giant submarine.
“Let’s get inside. We can use this to sneak into the temple.”
“But I won’t fit!” cries the Kraken.
“Yes you will, it’s giant! And we can fill it with lots of water so we can breathe.”
Inside the submarine Ricus grabs the controls and they head towards the temple. When they get to the gate Ricus pushes on the controls and rams the gate as hard as he can. Spears fall from above and sea darts bounce off the windows but the submarine still breaks through the gate. The submarine screeches to a halt and the guards swarm the machine. Suddenly a guard screams and points his trident at the submarine. A stream of light comes out of the trident and hits the submarine. It starts to shake and flash, and the metal turns red.
“The guards are going to kill us!” screams Ricus.
“Stop whining. Those guards will not touch my prince! Those punks are dead men.”
The Kraken flexes its muscles and stretches out its tentacles. The submarine explodes and the Kraken cries, “Rrraaaaaaaawwwwwhhhhhh!!!! I’m getting really angry! Now you will die by my sword!”
He swings his sword and blood flies everywhere. The guards float up towards the surface of the ocean. Ricus looks up and sees sharks circling.
Ricus swims to the tallest tower of the temple and the evil commander appears out of nowhere. “You will never get the Princess!”
“Soon, when the sun rises I will be the new king,” says Ricus, “Pleeease, you will never the king. You are pure evil.”
The commander lunges towards Ricus and he dodges out of the way. Ricus stabs his two fingers into the evil commander’s chest.
“AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!” The commander’s heart explodes. “Goodbye you evil jerk!” shouts Ricus, “Stay away from my kingdom.”
Ricus continues swimming up the tower. When he gets to the top he sees the Princess and instantly falls in love. Ricus swims through the window and finally kisses his beloved Princess.
When the sun rises Ricus is crowned King of Atlantis and everyone cheers. Ricus marries the Princess they have a family. The entire kingdom lives happily ever after.