Artemis Fowl: The Lost Spring

Summary: Summary : There came a day, several years ago, when I encountered a man with a box. What was inside the box, he would not say, and he assured me that it was of the utmost importance that I never find out.

Chapters: 1 2 3

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When it was over, he told me to keep it. He said it wouldn’t matter whether we took it or left it, and that I was the rightful owner, anyway. I, being not half as dimwitted as the general population liked to believe, refused. He was angry, I could tell, but it didn’t make a difference. This miracle belonged to the people. It wouldn’t be fair of me to take it for myself. That wasn’t why I had created it.

But, despite my intentions, the fountain was lost. Its carefully cleared entrance was once more overgrown with ivy and weeds, and the path we had so painstakingly outlined was disused and forgotten. The world either didn’t want this gift, or did not believe it truly existed. But still, some hint of the tale was left behind with those we trusted. And that story morphed, and grew, until it was so fantastical that it was more myth than fact. The spring became a fountain, ancient and beautiful as it was powerful, and its creators the stuff of legend. Reality was lost, and with it went the hope that I had once believed in.

But still, there is a chance. The world has a way of working things out to how they are meant to be, and I am thoroughly convinced of what that is, in this situation. The old trails must be walked again, the growth removed from the mouth of the cave. It is absolutely imperative that the fountain of youth, as it is now known, be rediscovered. Because the world needs hope, and right now, it’s in short supply.

Chapters: 1 2 3

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  1. ArtemisfianceNo1 September 21st, 2010 at 8:12 pm 1

    Please please please write more!!!!!!! (puppy dog eyes)

  2. (does the Dumbledore clap[in the first movie of Harry Potter, during the Sorting, Dumbledore can be seen clapping, one palm hitting the back of his hand. It’s so weird, and I just felt like doing it]) Great, great opening. Who’s narrating? Wait, don’t tell me, some spirit that will come in later. I love how you showed the way things change like that, I like the mysteriousness, and the cliff hanger was a nice touch. However it was also annoying because now you MUST UPDATE.

  3. i loved it… soo… what are you waiting for?… UPDATE NOW!

  4. Yes, you can’t leave us with only three hundred words or so! Update!

  5. 273 words. =) UPDATE OR FEAR MY WRATH!!!!!

  6. There you go again, rockin’ this site like only AA can. All I can do is plead for an update.

  7. update now or else i will destroy you with the awesome power of awesomeness!

  8. Beautiful writing, AA. 🙂 Its got a strong hook, and a good, solid opening paragraph. Its intriguing, to be quite honest. 😉 I look forward to an update. Perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation. As always. 😀 Sheer brilliance.


  9. agreed, now update!

  10. I personally know that if I get a lot of comments, I tend to update and feel all happy inside. So, I will add this comment to the nine already here, and hope that you will update, because this is a beauteous start. Please? Pls? Plz? Por favor? Qing? Puhleaze?

  11. I can’t believe I never thanked you guys for the good reviews! Thank you guys so much 🙂

    @WE: Indeed, some spirit with whom you shall be introduced should I ever continue this properly. XD

    @CC: Thank you ^_^

    @Fal: Aww *hugs* Thank you 🙂 I’m really, really sorry it took so long >_>

    I really appreciate the feedback, guys, thanks a lot 🙂 I hope you like the rest of it as much as the prelude. I’m not always as good with actual storyline. But there you go, an update for you all. And only… eight months late.


  13. Oh, Artemis, you snarky little mud boy! Can I just say that I love the way you write him? In fact, I just live the way you write. You’re very talented. I was pretty much sitting on the edge of my seat throughout this and now I shall continue to do so till the next update.

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