Tiffany Renee Whitfield's Stories

The Golden Bird Figurine


In the year 1745 there was a beautiful figurine called the Golden Bird Figurine. It was visible to all on the continent of Africa. One day everything went wrong.

The Figurine, which was the symbol of Africa, was stolen by a group of bandits. The Figurine granted the people of Africa protection from it's enemies... The Bandits ended up concealing the figurine in an underground temple they had constructed... They left the figurine there for what seemed decades, letting Africa go 2 peril.

262 years later... My friends and I; known as the Serpents were walking down a long graveled road on our way to StrawGohs; a Teenage and young adult hangout in NYC.

When we were about a miles distance from Strawgoh's Everything Paused... Time Paused, we were the only ones that weren't paused... I looked at meh friends Jet Stoner and Aceman Legender (ACE) worriedly... They are meh best friends; they btoh have black hair except mine has burgundy highlights whereas Jet has deep blood red hightlights.

Suddenly a voice came to us on the wind. We listened intently rooted to the spot. The voice came to us again and said "Go to Africa, there a quest will await you in Kilimanjaro."

I nodded at Jet and Ace and said "We will meet 2moz at the NYC Airport. Be ready and bring everything you need for this perilous quest." they nodded to me and went home to get read and rest, and I did likewise.

  • The next day we met at the airport. We boarded the airplane headed to Kilimanjaro in Africa. That evening we arrived at the Kilimanjaro Airport.

    A young black man in his early twenties approached us as we came out of the airport with our stuff. He Frowned and asked, "Are you the people comin from NYC in America?"

    We nodded in unision then the man laughed and said "Follow me if you will... I will be your guide to your destination, then I will leave you there to carry out your so called quest."

    Jet and Ace glanced at me with their baby blue eyes as if to say Who does the man think he is a GOD? I laughed and asked the man "What is our Quest?"

    "To find the Golden Bird Figurine in an underground temple. It was stolen from the people of Africa by a group of bandits 262 years ago. This Figurine means everythin to the African people. Until recently the location of the figurine was unknown by the likes of us." he replied to me. I frowned and asked, "If you know the location... Why can't you get it yourself?" Jet and Ace nodded in agreement to the question.

    He smiled and replied, "Because it is cursed. In the past the bandits had concealed our precious figurine. They were sorcerers - Practicers of dark magic. Today their descendants are still around and guarding the place. Only the chosen ones can go in the temple. You three are the chosen ones." I nodded and said, "Okay lets get going then, We Have No Time to lose."

    He drove us to the destination point in his lovely green jeep with black trimmings and dropped us off. Before he left he warned us to "Be careful in the temple, you don't know what could be lurkin down there, or the dangers of the gods that are watchin over it... Don't believe what you see; if it has light to it... Just go in and retrieve the symbol of the people; The Golden Bird Figurine.

    In the year 1745 there was a beautiful figurine called the Golden Bird Figurine. It was visible to all on the continent of Africa. One day everything went wrong.

    The Figurine, which was the symbol of Africa, was stolen by a group of bandits. The Figurine granted the people of Africa protection from it's enemies... The Bandits ended up concealing the figurine in an underground temple they had constructed... They left the figurine there for what seemed decades, letting Africa go 2 peril.

    262 years later... My friends and I; known as the Serpents were walking down a long graveled road on our way to StrawGohs; a Teenage and young adult hangout in NYC.

    When we were about a miles distance from Strawgoh's Everything Paused... Time Paused, we were the only ones that weren't paused... I looked at meh friends Jet Stoner and Aceman Legender (ACE) worriedly... They are meh best friends; they btoh have black hair except mine has burgundy highlights whereas Jet has deep blood red hightlights.

    Suddenly a voice came to us on the wind. We listened intently rooted to the spot. The voice came to us again and said "Go to Africa, there a quest will await you in Kilimanjaro."

    I nodded at Jet and Ace and said "We will meet 2moz at the NYC Airport. Be ready and bring everything you need for this perilous quest." they nodded to me and went home to get read and rest, and I did likewise.

    The next day we met at the airport. We boarded the airplane headed to Kilimanjaro in Africa. That evening we arrived at the Kilimanjaro Airport.

    A young black man in his early twenties approached us as we came out of the airport with our stuff. He Frowned and asked, "Are you the people comin from NYC in America?"

    We nodded in unision then the man laughed and said "Follow me if you will... I will be your guide to your destination, then I will leave you there to carry out your so called quest."

    Jet and Ace glanced at me with their baby blue eyes as if to say Who does the man think he is a GOD? I laughed and asked the man "What is our Quest?"

    "To find the Golden Bird Figurine in an underground temple. It was stolen from the people of Africa by a group of bandits 262 years ago. This Figurine means everythin to the African people. Until recently the location of the figurine was unknown by the likes of us." he replied to me. I frowned and asked, "If you know the location... Why can't you get it yourself?" Jet and Ace nodded in agreement to the question.

    He smiled and replied, "Because it is cursed. In the past the bandits had concealed our precious figurine. They were sorcerers - Practicers of dark magic. Today their descendants are still around and guarding the place. Only the chosen ones can go in the temple. You three are the chosen ones." I nodded and said, "Okay lets get going then, We Have No Time to lose."

    He drove us to the destination point in his lovely green jeep with black trimmings and dropped us off. Before he left he warned us to "Be careful in the temple, you don't know what could be lurkin down there, or the dangers of the gods that are watchin over it... Don't believe what you see; if it has light to it... Just go in and retrieve the symbol of the people; The Golden Bird Figurine.

    Suddenly the whole ground was shaking beneathe us; as if an earthquake had erupted. Just as Suddenly as it occurered it stopped and a godly like man stood before us. He was lighted up as if hit by light, he looked magnificent!

    "WHO DARES TO STEP FORTH IN THE TEMPLE OF THE BANDITS WHOM CREATED IT!?" The God's voice echoed around us. Jet and Ace and I started transfixed at the man. I stepped forward and courageously replied, "I am TaiSan Renee Moraine! The others are Jet and Ace... We were sent here to repossess what Rightly belongs to the AFRICAN people! THE GOLDEN BIRD FIGURINE!" and pointed to the object in question.

    The god laughed and said "YOU MAY NOT HAVE IT UNLESS YOU DEFEAT THE ENEMIES IN WHICH ARE RIGHT OUTSIDE THIS TEMPLE. THE REST OF THE LIVING DESCENDENTS KNOWN AS THE CHAMPIONS!!!"

    The Champions are our most despised enemies... We ran outside and dueled Score Plaine, Pixel Rambo, and Helaine Lorando.

    We fought Valiantly, using all the moves we learned from our masters. Martial Arts is what we usually use to defeat our enemies; Especially the Champions...

    We Defeated them and Hollered with Pride. We Returned the Golden Bird Figurine to its rightful place, restoring the protection of the African's back as it was 262 years ago. We returned home and threw the party of the year at our hangout STRAWGOHS!

The Promise

On The day Thursday October Twelve, Ninteen-Ninety-Five my parents Ares And Shiva Moraine and of course me; who was six years old; saw my brothers David and Matthew Don Moraine onto the train to our grandparent's mansion. My Parents had decided to keep me with them even though I desperately wanted to visit my Grandpa.

When the mystical magical train was out of sight, my mom gently grabbed my right hand while my dad grabbed my left. I pouted my lips firmly out at them and stared at them with my long black hair dancing in the wind and my starry cat-like green eyes emitting tiny sparks of anger. They Smiled at me lovingly and apologizingly and led me to the car.

On the way home we stopped at a few stores and my parents spoiled me in apology. I got me a new furry vest, satin and silky pajamas, several pairs of shoes and sandles, lucrative jewelry, black tshirts and pants, a silky black glittery dress, and my favorite amongst all of the stuff a pearly white diamond heart necklace that we could see through!

When we got home, we fund we had a visitor. My parents glanced at each other with worried looks upon their faces, then told me to take my stuff up to my room and stay up there til our visitor left. I did as I was told, but as usual and out of habit I sneaked to my hiding spot above the stairs and behind the wall and eavesdropped upon them.

The man's name wasn't mentioned at all during their conversation! But what I did find out was that my parents were in extreme danger!, And that they needed to watch their backs for the Dragon Brothers and their Unruly Gang! I Crept into my room and under the covers of my bed and shut my eyes.

Shortly afterwards I heard the front door shut and the man sped away from our house. My father came up to my room, his green eyes implored me as if he knew I was listening in on the conversation. I smiled innocently and he smiled sadly and told me that if anything happened to him and mom to protect our family and everyone we held dear! He also made me promise I wouldn't avenge their deaths if they were to die, I told him in a flare of anger that I only promise to outlive them and to carry on the family tradition, and I would avenge them when I could!

He left the room saying good night and that he loved me and was proud to call me his daughter, with a peck on my cheek. My mom came in and laid a kiss on my forehead, bid me goodnight and that she loved me as well and left the room after my dad.

The next day Friday October thirteenth of the year nineteen-ninety-five, my parents got two visitors at six in the evening while I was in my room. The visitors argued "Since you won't give us the location of something we want to possess you're dead!"

Suddenly I felt the air around me ring with tension. I heard my parents scream themselves to death and my parents were killed cause of the Dragon's strong and powerful magic. Not knowing I had heard them, I escaped the house quietly and ran to the train, I went to my grandparent's Mansion.

When I got there I howled with Rage and Flung Open the doors With Magic I Didn't Know I Possessed! I stood in the doorway, My Beautiful Long Black Hair - Black As Night flared in the wind, filled with an overwhelming desire to kill the murderous bastards I kept screaming my head off furiously. My brothers and grandfather came to the door at the sound of my screams and stared at my pale complexion and the sight of me struck a chord in them.

My Grandfather said "Tai don't let your rage fill you up, even if your parents were killed, don't seek to revenge their deaths, at least til you're of age!" I cried violently and screamed my rage up to the GODS "I will Do Everything In My Power When I Come OF Age To DESTROY and TERRORIZE and TORTURE the men whom killed our PARENTS! Then I Will Delight In Killing Them Like they Killed My Parents!"

Then I collapsed exhausted, David caught me and picked me up and carried me to the living room, the other two followed. Not long after that day our grandpa died of old age.

David finished raising me and Matthew as a family, united us three in the fates ahead. I being six years old, Matthew was sixteen and David was nineteen. We all received our parents and grandparents fortune and wills. We moved to a new town to start somewhere else where no one knew us.

The Grand Finale

It all started on a dark, stormy, and very windy Friday afternoon at Strawgoh's bar. It was noisy and crowded except at the pool table area. Practically all the gangs were here including mine, which are the Serpents. The gangs that were here are the Serpents, Warriors, Wind Raiders, Scorpions, Blood Fiends, and the Champions. The only gang that wasn't here was the Dragons.

I was playing pool with my gang and some of my friends when The Champions walked up to us. Score, an ambitious redhead martial artist and wizard - the leader of the Champions slammed his drink onto the pool table. I grabbed my Anathar out of its sheathe and growled menacingly "HOW DARE YOU INTERUPT ME AND INTRUDE UPON MY PROPERTY WITHOUT MY SAY SO!"

Score laughed and replied, "well Tai your days of fun are over! I've finally decided to gather my allies and call it a war. To Show I mean business!" Score gestured to Hel and Pix and some others. They started thrashing the place, a shot went out and one of the customers collapsed onto the floor. "Now that you've seen that I sincerely mean business you shall accept my invitation to war or else we'll stop at nothing and do many things til you declare war on us."

I shook my head fiercely; shaking my long black hair with burgundy highlights, my cat-like green eyes glaring like a fire "You are PROPOSTEROUS Score! You will not over-reign over us and you're too stubborn to know it! you may have a death wish for implying such crimes against me. The war will not happen so get lost SCORE!"

"Tai you just made a grave mistake this night. Let the nightmares begin.... Watch your property and your people Tai, or else you shall perish," said Score. He walked out of the bar With Hel and Pix and the others , leaving a trail of destruction in his path.

I hissed angrily and Art wrapped his hands around my neck and said in a soothing tone, "Don't worry Mi Amor, we'll stop their perilous mission. Even though you didn't declare war, we should get ready for one, meeting at my Castle tonight! Come immediately friends and allies!" I sighed then nodded my head in agreement. Art put his long blondish-brown hair up in a ponytail then looked at me with his deep midnight-blue eyes. I smiled Slightly and walked with him out of the bar.

Ten minutes later we arrived at his luxurious castle on the river. We sat in the conference room silently, waiting for the others to arrive. Jet and Ace their matching black hair and angel-blue eyes walked into the conference room fifteen minutes after Art and I had. Jet and Ace are part of the Serpents, My Gang, and My Best Buds so they're always the first to arrive.

Jet and Ace nodded their approval and sat down opposite of us at the table. The table was ancient dating back to the King Arthur Ages; it is a round table only a lot bigger one than Arthurs. The Warriors were the second to arrive. My Two Older Step-Brothers David and Matthew being two out of those nine members. The Blood Fiends and Wind Raiders showed up last and together. Everyone sat at the conference table and quieted down so as to begin one lousy conference. I hated conferences but they are a necessity to get things done.

Art stood up and spoke in a commanding voice "Those of you that have shown up thanks for coming. If Score wants a war We'll Bloody Well give him one! Whilst I was waiting I thought long and hard. Score said he'll do many things and that we should watch our people and property. This we will do, and in turn we'll destory some of his and the Dragon's hangouts and bases." Art took a deep breathe and continued before anyone could interrupt his dialogue "Score has made his point he'll stop at nothing, he killed one of Indian's Customers, for this we'll make sure he doesn't kill again or it'll lead to unmentionable things for us. We'll show them we mean business as well!"

I stood up and said "we'll prepare tomorrow and meet at my place at noon. The Scorpions will be coming as well. They've already sent word whatever we decided they'll stick with us. So this is the end of this conference. If you don't show up tomorrow we'll understand. Bring everything you need and we'll meet at my place tomorrow at noon. You're Dismissed."

I woke up the next day after a few hours of sleep. I dressed all in black, a black leather vest, pants, black cotton socks, and black hair tie holding up my long mane of pretty black hair with burgundy highlights. I sincerely looked like the devil in disguise and every inch the dark princess that I Am.

I chilled til noon in the lounge. I thought about what exactly we're about to do, then walked to my office next to the lounge and went to the locked up oak cabinet next to my mahogany oak desk. I unlocked it and pulled out the map I've made out over the years. It was my own secret map, of the Dragon's and Champions Hide Outs and Stuff, Not only theirs but those of my friends and other enemies as well.

I closed and locked the cabinet and walked back to my lounge. I sighed exhaustedly and unfolded the map and put it on the oak table in the middle of the room.

Art came in the room and stood by me looking at the map like I was. He smiled and said "what an extraordinary and excellent map maker you are Mi Amor. Is this also what you've been hiding over the years? And if this is so... You've done a perfect job on it."

I smiled and replied "Yes Mi Amor, I've been getting ready for something like this to happen for years. I have other stuff about the mansion, but i'll save that for later."

Art smiled and said, "They're all early, They're waiting for you to let them in." I nodded and motioned for my butler to let them in. Everyone came, much to my delight.... David had dressed up exactly like me, as did Art my dear; sweet love had done likewise, and so did Ace and Jet. Great minds think alike heh. The Blood Fiends showed up as well, already knowing when and where the meeting was taking place. No one got much sleep last night it seemed. They were ready. Eric (the leader of the blood fiends) ad brought a truck full of weapons and bombs and the like. We were almost ready for war....

I smiled and said, "Before we start I want to thank you for getting ready and being here. The sooner we start the faster we'll conquer them. What here that is before me is all of your properties and their properties, a map I've constructed should this day finally arrive. Gather around if you please." All of my allies gathered around the table making room for everyone to look at the map.

I smiled and continued, "I have thought this out certain ones of you, and gangs only, go about filling in the duties I bid ye do. Art will stay with me and stay by the radio for cop information on the whereabouts and doings of the town. Jet and Ace you'll be going to the Champion's Hangout on the East side of Town, Place a GPS tracking system on all of their vehicles and a bomb under the ground near the wall of each of their property buildings. Warriors - David ; The Dragon's Hangout, Same missions as Jet and Ace, West Side of Town. Blood Fiends, Stake out the Dragon's Property. Scorpions Stay at Strawgoh's And Guard the Place, don't open the place, also keep us informed of who's around you. That goes for all of you! Wind Raiders - Cire,m Stake out Champions Property. Don't forget to talk into the Walkie Talkies that I've provided you with. I need to know everything that's going on. Keep out of sight, if you're found fight them and hide or take them hostage. I'll not accept any mistakes whatsoever. Take what you need and go Now! The games are about to begin. GODSPEED!" "one more thing, keep your stun guns and handcuffs near you."

Jet and Ace and the Wind Raiders went to the East Side Of Town while the Warriors and Blood Fiends headed West. Fifteen Minutes later they all arrived at their destinations, the Scorpions were now in the Centre of town.

"Lootings being reported in various areas of the center of town. Lets make this as hasty as possible iight, we have no time to lose," Art said into the mic. "Ri-Ight confirmed Jet and David.

Jet went to each of the three cars and placed GPS tracking devices under them, hidden out of sight. Ace went and planted a bomb by each of the property buildings including their houses, and headed back to my house declaring, "Serpents Mission Complete!" "Be glad you succeeded it Score and the others are busy looting and making a mess out of things in the center of town. Indian ya better guard that place boi," said Art.

I glanced at him when Indian replied, "Aye of course, I Will. It seems they're retreating to walk home."

"You heard that Cire, better get your butt moving a bit quicker!" Art hollered into the Mic.

"I've gotten our rifles at the read, and there's my Valermos as well so shush. We're in position. OVER AND OUT!" replied Cire Sarcastically.

"Check that, keep your positions, Warriors and Blood Fiends do your duties Immediately," Art said into the Mic.

"Shush Art, the place is armed with security and everything. They must be expecting an attack on our behalf," said David.

I frowned and said, "If you can find an area near the garage there's a small shed, disarm the cameras and security, ya might want to wear your night vision goggles as well. The code is 4311 as per usual." David laughed, "I'm proud to call you my baby sistah. Okay Mission Complete 2 more to go"

I smiled, glad everything so far is progressing nicely. "A Okay, Eric and your crew cover the Warriors as they accomplish their missions. I'm well aware you'll have rifles as well, if I'm not mistaken," said Art into the mic.

Eric Rolled his eyes and replied, "Of course Brah, we aren't going naked, IIGHT! Over and Out, Go David! And Be hasty will ya!"

"HOLD YOUR HORSES!" said David Laughing Merrily. The Warriors managed to put a GPS tracking device under both of the cars and planted bombs in three of the warehouses. When they got to the fourth they almost ran into a guard, which was shot right smack dab in the forehead. Lloyd laughed and said, "WOOOOOT! Good Shot There Eric!"

"No problemo Crazah Brah! Get a move on ya got three more warehouse and the mansion." Eric replied.

"Stop Your Yapping and get to it will you, four more!" Yelled Art! Three more bombs were planted next to the warehouses. "Tai A Lil help 'ere Sistah! Theres gotta be some kidn of security or obstruction going to the house ri-ight?" asked David. "Yeah, there should be the Rotts on the East Side of the house, mind you the South Side of the house is best, don't go near the West side of the house, theres something over there, I just don't know what yet." I replied.

David sent Pace across to the South side of the mansion to plant the bomb. Successfully, he is the fastest so he does the deed and comes back to David. Pace nods at David and says into the walkie talkie "We're on our way back, we're going to take a short cut. Magic will do." I frowned and said "Don't make it too irreverent that you were there, you know the Dragon's can sniff magic in the air."

"Of Course" replied David behind me. I turned around and said "Y'all better have used your own magic." Then smiled. The Warriors nodded as one. "I've a sudden though," Cire said inot the mic. "Yes?" asked Art Inquiringly. "If we're to defeat our preposterous enemies we need to know their weaknesses and doings, I mean if ya look close enough Tai being a bit of a spy, she could put cameras in both of the Dragon's and Champion's Places." Cire replied.

I frowned and said, "their security is too tight and not worth dying over. Keep in mind we're playing it safe, I will not risk any of your lives for their petty crimes!" "Subject is dropped... I Agree with ya chica, no harm in voicing a thought though," Cire said softly. I sighed and said, "Voice the doings on the property right at this moment Champions and Dragons." "Security has been turned back on... No suspicions that I can tell. Security is tighter though," said Eric, who's on the Dragon's property. "Return to headquarters and don't you dare fly, they'll spot you." I said. "Magic then." Eric replied next to me; I shook my head "Champions, What News?" I asked. "None Whatsoever, they returned to their houses and seem like they're retiring for the day. A wise decision if they have indeed." Replied Matthew. "We are one step ahead of them now, or should I say two steps, the GPS and bombs. Heh Heh." I said after everyone was back at my place. Even the Scorpions. Everyone Laughed at that!

"Lets get down to business. Tomorrow we'll make our move. Turn on all the computers and make sure the GPS tracks them all night and into the day. Tomorrow afternoon we'll bomb all the places except the hangouts and Mansions and houses. Just the warehouses. We'll head out to Strawgoh's before we do that, that way we'll be ready. Bring your walkie talkies, wear your bullet proof vest, and bring grenades and your handcuffs. Cire your Valermos, David your Black Morthoseth, Eric your Elexorten, Matthew your Kilgorin, Indian your Avaquar, Angel your Sword of Durza, and Art and I will bring our Anathars. Throwing Stars, Stun Guns, Smith and Wesson .357 SiG, and also of course the Five-Seven Pistols. Please keep in mind, we're at WAR!" I said. Everyone was grinning, finally getting what they've been waiting for. A RUMBLE OF THE BEST... All Clans to fight for peace and safety.

The Next day we all met at Strawgoh's as planned, Clad all in balck... Wearing our fighting gear and expressions. David grinned and flipped the switch and pushed the buttons for the warehouses to blow up. The Champions and the Dragons rushed into Strawgoh's Angrily, busting into the doors, our swords held at the ready. "You've Done it Now Tai!" Score Hollered Angrily.

"Why oh dear, Now I'll get what I've been waiting for... SCORE!" I purred Innocently. Art Laughed and said "As You Said... War Becomes Us. RUMBLE NOW OR DIE!" And Rumble w did!

We fought valiantly til the end, winning what we've always wanted! aN END to this insane fighting. We turned the Champions and the Dragons over to the Best Police Force In the Entire Universe, And we'll be Lucky if we never see them again!

"PARTY!!!!!!!!! Here open up!" I Declared. " Its all On Me!" I Finished. "WOOOOOOOOT!" Hollered all of us. The Party was a BASH! one of the best ever held in New York City...

I Fight for Peace and Ensure Others Safety. I fight criminals and wrong doers. My Allies are my Best Friends, My Comrades, And Fighters. The Good Guys Always Win, One Way Or Another!

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