Ok, the inspiration for this kind of just came to me, and Artemis will probably be a little OOC(if that’s possible! :P) So go easy, please.
Chapter 1: Prologue
Fowl Manor, 2:00 a.m.
Butler knocked gently on his charge’s door. No answer except the sound of typing. A mouse scrolling, more typing, and then finally a curt “Come in.”
Artemis’ eyes reflected the computer screen as he absorbed a monstrous amount of data. The format of the website he was on, Butler noticed, was Japanese. He broke the awkward silence. “I didn’t know you read Japanese.”
He didn’t avert his eyes from the computer screen, but he answered. “Yes, Holly insisted I learn. Something about it being the most expressive of the world languages.”
Butler just didn’t see how the hundreds of little pictures could be expressive; most of the time those conversations just flew right over his head. “Do you mind if I ask what you are looking at?”
“Did you know that a dragon scale at lowest market value is worth ten times the amount of two hundred pounds of gold?”
Butler sighed. “No I didn’t sir. I think I see where this is going. Dragons? But they’re all extinct aren’t they?”
“You said fairies didn’t exist.” He said matter-of-factly. Butler had to acquise on that one. “The name of this site’s author is Shokako Koumei. His daughter is Erisu Nozomi Koumei. They are natives of Japan, but this man has traveled to antarctica several times on research projects. He also clearly states that he couldn’t have done it without his daughter.”
“I don’t see what the relationship is,” Butler said, knowing his young charge would be overjoyed to lecture him.
“Well, we now know that there are possibly dragons in Antarctica.”
“So, we kidnap him?”
At this Artemis smiled his vampire smile. “No old friend, we kidnap his daughter.”