A girl started running and calling for help. She kept yelling and screaming but no one came. She was scared and didn’t know what to do. She kept running in till she reached a dead end. A man in the shadows walked up to her.
“Go away!” The girl yelled at him.
“Why are you running away? You belong to the Black Hood now” The man in the shadow said. Before the girl could say anything, the man in the shadow knocked her out and disappeared. The group left the town they saved the other day and looked for another place that needed help.
“Where should we go now?” Nazo asked.
“I herd there is a town called Reach nearby. We can go check there and see if they need any help,” Aria said. Nazo took out the map and looked for the town.
”Your right there is a town called Reach nearby. Lets check it out.” The group flied for two hours before they reached the town. They left Blaze outside the town and left some food for her in case she got hungry. They walked into the town and saw that everything was okay. Then they saw missing children posters. There were a lot of them all over the town. They saw a crying woman placing posters around the town. On it was a little girl.
“Hey miss did you lose your daughter” Nazo asked. The woman was too upset to talk back and she walked off. When the walked away a man came up to them.
“A lot of children are going missing. We don’t know why” the man said.
“Could it be the Chimera?” Aria asked
“Why would the Chimera kidnap kids and not take over the town? Something else is going on,” Nazo said.
“I’ve been trying to find these missing kids, but I had no luck. My name is John by the way,” John said.
“My name is Nazo and this is my sister Aria and my friend Ash.”
‘It’s nice to meet you all. Maybe you guys can help me.”
“Well that’s why were here. To help people out” Ash said.
“That’s good news. I could use some help from the Avatar and his friends.”
“Wait how do you know…” Nazo said.
“You just told me and I herd about what you did at the last town.”
“So does that mean people won’t hate me here?”
“I don’t know about that. Still you better be careful. Now come to my place. I’ll show you what I got so far.” The group follows John to his place. He shows them the pictures of all the missing children. He tells them everything he knows and his suspects.
“I notice a pattern on where these kids are taken. It seems they were all taken around these area of the town,” Ash said pointing the area where all the kids were taking.
“I notice that, but every time I look out there nothing happens. I fall asleep before anything happens” John said.
“You should drink coffee next time you go out,” Aria said.
“We are missing something. Why are these kids being targeting?” Nazo asked.
“What do you mean by that?” Aria asked
“There are a lot of kids who haven’t been taking. If these kidnappings were going on for a long time. Won’t most of the kids have been taking by now?”
“Your right about that Nazo. They all must have something in common,” Ash said.
“I looked them up and found that these kids are in very good shape. They played sports and other things,” John said. Ash listen to what Ash said and he got an idea. He started to tell them about his plan. His plan is to use a kid who fit who played sports as bait and wait to see if anyone would go after him.
“That’s a good plan, but who do we use as bait?” Aria asked.
“I got an idea, but I’m not sure if she’ll like it” John said. They all go to house where they meet a friend of John. He told her what they wanted to do with her son.
“I won’t let you. How dare you ask something like that to me? I won’t let you risk my son’s life,” the women said with a very angry voice.
“Please we need your son’s help. We need to find out who’s behind this” Ash said.
“I don’t care. I won’t let you.” Then the son walks in.
“I herd you guys talking. Mom let me go. They need me to help find those kids,” the boy said.
“No you won’t go. I don’t care…”
“You don’t care about the other people in the town. If I don’t do this then more people will be taken. I might be taken. So please mom let me help them.” The boy looked at his mother. He was serious about helping the group. The mother eventually gave in and let her son help them. Aria promise the mother that her son won’t be taken.
Later that night they let the women’s son walk around the area where most of the kids were taken. The group watched closely and looked around to see if anyone would come for him. As the boy was walking around a man came up to him.
“Who are you?” the boy asked.
“Does it matter? You belong to the Black Hood now” the man said. The boy screamed for help and Nazo used water bending to freeze the man in place.
“Thank you Roy. You did a good job,” Nazo said.
“Well thank you” Roy said. Nazo looked at the man. He was wearing a black mask. The man just stared back at Nazo. The others came by and looked at the man.
“So you were the one who’s been kidnapping kids,” Aria said.
“I’m not the only one who’s been taking kids,” the man said.
“What do you mean by that?”
“I mean there are others. We all work for the Black Hood.”
“Who’s the Black Hood?” Ash asked.
“Like I’ll tell you.”
“Bring us to the Black hood” John said.
“I don’t think so.” The man then broke out of the ice and started to run off.
“Don’t let him get away,” Ash said. John threw something and it attached itself to the man. The man didn’t seem to notice what John threw at him, as he was too busy running away.
“What did you throw?” Aria asked.
“A tracking device” John said and gave the tracker to Aria. “You guys go follow him. I’ll take Roy back home.” The group followed the tracker and John went to bring Roy home. They kept running in till they reached a dead end.
“Wait it says he’s gone this way, but it’s a dead end” Nazo said.
“Maybe it’s a secret passage way” Aria said.
“There is only one way to find out,” Ash said. They started to look around. As they were looking Ash found the lock for the door. The lock needed a password to open the door. So they decided to hide in till someone came by. An hour later a man came by and opened the door. Aria knocked him out with earth bending and they all walked in.
They walked around, but stopped when they herd someone talking. They looked over a room and saw the missing children. They hid themselves and were about to attack when a man come into the room.
“Everyone line up. The Black Hood is coming to meet you all. Remember don’t make a sound.” The kids lined up against the wall. A few minutes later another man walked in. He was wearing a black rob with a hood. He wore nothing but black. He looked at all the kids. “Good to see you again, Black Hood.”