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Roster

My name is Corey Jones...
My name is Ravyn Merlo...
My name is Vanessa Mitchell...
My name is Phillip Dorn...
My name is Arthur Riley...
My name is Trina Scotts...
... I'm just an average teenager...
... I'm not your average teenager...
...I've got a big secret...
...I wasn't always human...
...I'm not from around here...
... I just assumed I was normal...
... and now I have to save the world.
... and now I am ruler of the fairy folk.
... and now I have to bring peace to the Andromeda galaxy.
... and now I have to be the chosen one.
... and now I have to defend this dimension from invaders.
...and now I have magic powers.
This is my girlfriend...
This is my best friend...
This is my little sister...
This is my mentor...
This is my mom...
This is my butler...
... they're a robot.
...they're a werewolf.
...they're a Martian.
...they're half-squirrel.
... they're made of metal.
... they're a genie.
It may seem like the odds are against me...
It may seem that I don't have a shot...
It may seem like nothing that special...
It may seem like I need all the help I can get...
It may seem like this was meant for someone else...
It may seem like your average summer adventure...
... but one day everyone's going to know my name.
... but one day I'll regain my memory and learn who I really am.
... but one day I will be a true warrior.
... but one day I will unite two worlds.
... but one day I will find my father.
... but one day I will free my people.
Bang
The End
This story was first published on Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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