ok guys and gals he is a taste of my first book.

Chapter 1

   Sam knew his plan would work, as it had many times before. He and his team were good in what they did. His key players were in place, as they snuck around a particularly dense part of the forest. They had spent over an hour searching for this very location. Sam had even sent a few of his men into the area beforehand to get in place and stay quiet until they were needed. He moved his friends quietly up a heavily treed area, as it covered them in dense foliage. There was a pause; they stayed very quiet to assess the situation. Everything seemed normal, so the plan would continue.
Stump came charging out of the bushes, heading straight for the flag. He knew his part in the plan, and was determined to complete it. He was fifty yards away, making head way even after the enemy saw him. Just then, three figures appeared and started shooting at him. At the same time Julie came up, providing cover fire. Stump dove behind a boulder, but this would not provide proper cover for long.
Sam located a spot about twenty-five feet to his left, not an easy spot to get too. There was a large open area to run through, so he sprinted to this new location, an area behind two large pine trees. He could feel every muscle strain as he moved. His heart was pounding, every beat felt like ten seconds had gone by. He knew that Stump and Julie were there to take out anyone that tried to stop him. He was running now, everything was in slow motion. Up and over the rocks he went darting from cover to cover, to the left and to the right. Popping noises rang in his ears; shots went zinging over his head. He jumped and rolled head over heels landing hard behind the pine trees. He checked himself, there were no hits.
Stump slowly looked over the boulder, almost taking a hit right away, and realized this position was not going to help him. Sam or Julie were going to have to go in. He knew there were at least two or more enemies still ahead of them. It was time, Stump charged, but only made it a few steps before being cut down by the two guards hiding behind large boulders near the end of the clearing. When Stump was fired upon, this gave The Twins enough time to rise from their hiding place and fire, hitting both of the guards. Sam and Julie moved as The Twins laid down cover fire. They were both running toward their objectives. More popping, one of The Twins was hit. The other Twin continued firing but was to far away to get a clean shot. Sam skidding to a stop, laying down more fire so Julie could get through. She made it up and over the last barricade. He fired a few shots in the general direction of the last enemy, but it was not necessary because Julie was able to take him out. She grabbed the flag pulling it from the ground and started to wave it around. They had won!
Both teams got together about thirty minutes later to congratulate and celebrate the victory. Most of the other team was disappointed, but were very good sports about the loss. Well most of the opposing team. There was one that was not such a good sport. He complained that some of his shots must have hit Sam, but no telltale paint blotches could be seen anywhere on him.
Jessie Blackwood was Sam’s rival and the older brother of Lucy Blackwood. He was taller and thinner than Sam with short dark hair. Jessie and Sam seemed to be in direct competition in pretty much everything. Their skills were close to the same; both excelling in every field they worked in. Where one would take first place, the other took second. Back and forth their victories had swayed. The funny thing is when they were young, they were friends. Sam was never really sure why they grew apart, but that was another matter. It was time to join in the celebrations. This meant that Sam’s team had moved up and would compete against the top team in two weeks. This is what he lived for.
Sam was 16, old enough to start learning to drive and turn the heads of girls on the reservation. He stood about five and a half feet tall, maybe 180 pounds, and was very fit. He was a looker, with true wash board abs. His hair was jet black, shiny, and long. Sam liked sports like basketball, soccer, flag football, laser tag, and paintball.
Sam’s group consisted of his much bigger friend Stump, Julie, and The Twins. They were the core of his world. When he went anywhere, they were the ones he was going with or catching up to. Stump stood a foot taller than Sam, and was very stocky for his age. Layer upon layer of muscle, his toned features always stood out. Stump had long black braided hair going down to the small of his back. It was dull in color, not the normal shiny black like Sam’s. Stump may have been quiet but always seemed to leave an impression. When he played football he was always injuring the other team’s players. He was overly protective by nature, like a long shadow of Sam’s, always there.
Julie was a long time friend of Sam’s, and maybe a little more. Well at least Julie thinks so. She used the sporting events to stay close to him. She was a lot smaller, and just coming into womanhood, but Sam was totally oblivious to the changes. Julie was very cute, but she knew Sam would need a kick in the head to get him to think of her in that fashion. Her grandmother calls her “the native princess”.
Then there were The Twins, Jason and Jen Grey-Wolf.  Both the twins wore their hair short. Jason was a handsome young man, and liked western movies and Elvis. So he wore his side burns a little too long. Jen was a tom boy, and liked heavy metal music. Both liked to tear things apart too see how they worked. They were trouble just waiting to happen. No matter where they were, if something happened, they were usually blamed for it. However, in most cases they were the ones tangled up in the turmoil. They used to tear cars apart just to see how they worked, some friends would even bring them cars to disassemble. They loved this up till the day that the tribal police stormed in and took them into custody. Evidently some of the friends had been stealing cars and reselling the parts after The Twins tore them down. Of course they had no knowledge of this. The Twins are highly intelligent but lack common sense. This is when Sam jumped in. Even at his age of 16, Sam was able to get the tribal police to release them, showing they meant no harm to anyone. He was able to prove that The Twins did not know what was going on, and were completely innocent.
Sam’s little sister Janice had just turned 11 years old. She did not play the same games, but could beat Sam’s entire group of friends in chess. She was caring, loyal, and intelligent, and was on the honor roll in school. She even learned all the legends of the tribe. Using traditional crafting techniques passed down through generations she would make wrist bracelets and necklaces for all of Sam’s friends.

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