Book 1: The Science Project
By Brenda Colbath
My eternal thanks go to the Weller family for allowing me to publish these stories.
This book came about because ideas for Christmas presents for our two young friends Ruby and Nolan were getting harder to find. We have been friends with their family for many years and parked our Motor Home in their yard for several weeks one summer. We had a blast playing with their kid’s, kind of re-live having our children with us again.
One year out of desperation, I sat myself down at my computer and wrote a Fantasy Sci-Fi story; the Weller family became the leaders of a group of settlers picked to travel to a new planet discovered by the Consortium, and their many probes assured them the planet is uninhabited.
Ruby, Nolan, Bonnie, and Shamus try, but can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
Thanks to my Daughter, Dawnzella for editing and helping with covers, and allowing me to turn her into a Dragon. A boy Dragon at that!
This fictional story lets you peek inside the lives of one family of four that makes the decision not many families have ever had or ever will have to make. They agreed to leave the comfort of their home, families, and Earth to journey to another planet many light years away.
The whole family makes the journey together. However, this story is mainly about two pre-teens adventures on New Earth.
Ruby and Nolan climb the hill by their home to check on the Solar Panels and find two of them mangled and broken beyond repair. Checking, they discover a beautifully colored rock and decide it would be a great science project. With a little difficulty, they slide it down the hill and hide it in their hideout wood box.
When their rock starts growing, they realize it isn’t a rock: its an egg. Nolan is hoping for a pony, even though he knows ponies do not hatch from eggs. Ruby thought it might be a chicken, but she is a little concerned about its size. What could go wrong with their science project? After all, it is an egg, whatever is inside will be a baby?
Chapter 1 The adventure begins
“Come on Ruby, hurry up.” Nolan cried.
Frowning, she quickly turned from the sink; the front of her wet apron covered with soap bubbles which were falling to the floor. “Keep your britches on, Nolan you know our chores have to be done before we can leave.”
Ruby was tall for her age, a little over 4 feet, with long wavy brown hair that fell nearly to her waist, big Blue eyes. Her slim figure showed that she was on her way to becoming a beautiful woman, way too soon for her parents, especially for her Daddy Ty’s comfort.
“Okay, okay, what do you what can I do to help?” He asked, a little-exasperated standing there trying not to look impatient, but, losing that battle.
Nolan was not as tall as Ruby, but growing fast enough to overtake her in a year or less. Standing with his hands on his hips; his blue eyes sparkling over an impish grin under a shock of curly light brown hair.
“Why don’t you go and get our backpacks, swords, and sheaths? I am nearly finished with the dishes and will pack a lunch for us so we won’t have to come home until dinner time”.
He hurried to get everything Ruby asked for, as she finished the Breakfast dishes and prepared sandwiches, water, and treats. Their parents Ty and Robin, were away helping a neighbor; they were the unofficial leaders of the New Seattle settlement.
While Ruby and Nolan Weller are hurrying to get ready for their first adventure, how about we find out a little more about their beginning history on New Earth.