### Maeddah's Integer Story

Sunday, October 26, 2008
6:45AM was the time Aly Polish woke up everyday. She would wake up, get ready and leave the house for school. Every single day was the same.. little did she know that today, OCTOBER 25 2008, would be one of the most memorable days of her life.
One morning, Aly Polish woke up. She brushed her teeth, showered, changed her clothes and ate breakfast. It was amazing how SLOW it took her to do these things. It was the same thing she did everyday, never changing her ways. Except this day was different.. there was a little box waiting outside her home door when she stepped outside. She picked up the box, curious of what was inside. Suddenly, a strange yellow flower came out.. and Aly Polish was pulled into a world full of choas. October 25, 2008 was the last day anyone has seen Aly Polish.
"Where am I?'' She thought, while realizing she wasn't at her house anymore. She was surrounded by letters, numbers, words, equations.. and that strange yellow flower that pulled her into this world. At first, she was afraid.. then angry. ''Why had this flower pulled me into this world?!'' she would constantly think. She tried to hold it in, but she couldn't. She needed to explode. She needed to yell at that dumb flower. So she picked it up, and yelled. She pulled all the pedals.. until the flower spoke.
''What is it you want? Are you wondering how to get out of this world? Would you like me to tell you how, or will you just keep pulling my pedals away until I rot?'' Aly.. suddenly forgetting her anger.. hurried to reply.
''Yes, yes yes!''
''Good child. The only way you can get away from me is by answering FOUR different integer questions. I will ask you one, but you must find the four other questions yourself.
''Now, answer this. Let's see how smart you really are. (+4)+(-7)=?''

''Hmm..'' Aly thought. ''I can solve this question by drawing out integer chips, and crossing out zero pairs!'' She quickly pulled a leaf from the palm trees and started working on her assignment.. while the strange flower started at her with a curious face.
'The answer's (-3)!'' Aly said excitedly. Happy that she would be able to go home.. at last.
''Good job child. You're smarter than I thought.'' The flower said, as it walked away. ''Now run along..''
''But, wait! How do I get home?! You said that if I answer your question, I could go home!'' Aly yelled desperately.
''Child, you need to clean your ears. I said that if you answered my question, I would leave you alone. So, here I am. Doing the thing I promised..'' The flower said. ''Goodbye!''
''How will I get home now?! I have to find the other 3.. special.. creatures ad answer their questions!'' Aly said as she run towards every little thing, trying to start a conversation with them. Too bad none of them responded back. Except for this little bumble bee, that was sleeping peacefully on a tree.
''Buzzzzz, zzzzZzZZzZzzzzZ.. honey..''
''Uhm, hello?! I know you're sleeping, but could you PLEASE HELP ME? I don't belong in this world filled with numbers, letters, questions.. I need to go home. I need to go home!'' Aly said to the buzzing bee.
''Huh?!'' The bee replied, slowly waking up. ''What is it?! You flithy human. What do you want? Can't you see I'm sleeping? It's been a while since I've had such a good dream! I will punish you! I WILL, I WILL!'' The bee said, nearly shouting.
''Wait! Please no! Please let me go, please don't harm me! I'll do anything! Perhaps an integer question? If I don't get it right, you can punish me all you want! But if I get it right, you let me free. Besides, I'm not too good at those questions..'' Aly said, hoping her little lie would trick the bee.
''Quite excellent.. if you lose, I will make you put your hand into my clan's enemy's hive! I will make you steal all their honey, while they sting your poor human hand!'' The bee said excitedly.

''Alright, lets start with the question. (-6)+(-3)=?'' Again, Aly grabbed leaves and started on her math question. but this time using a number line.
''Why! That's right! Gr, I have a feeling you tricked me. Lucky YOU! I'm leaving.'' And so, he left. Aly Polish kept on walking, feeling confident of what she had just done. She kept walking, and walking.. until she reached a cave, with a little note says..
''Those who want to pass, will have to answer this integer question. (-7)+(+6)=?''
''Wow, this world and their integer questions! Guess I have to start..'' Once again, Aly grabbed a leaf and started her question. This time she used the 'HAVE AND OWE' method.

''The answer is (-1)! Please let me through.'' And the doors of the cave opened. Aly walked on inside, not surprised by the many letters and numbers inside. She walked and walked until she reached a dead end. She desperately looked around, trying to find a way out. But everything was closed. The door in the front was closed once again. The only thing he could see besides the letters and numbers was this sheet of paper. With one sentence, (-5)+(+5)=?. Aly, sighing.. started to write on the sheet on paper. Using no method at all. For this question was a no brainer. After finishing the question, Aly waited a while. But nothing happened!

''NO. NOTHING'S WORKING! HOW WILL I EVER GET HOME NOW!?'' Aly cried! Her screams echoed through out the cave.. she cried until she had no more tears left.
''Whats wrong?! I don't like seeing people cry, this is why I'm talking to you. I would NEVER talk to someone like you, all FLESH and all. But, what is wrong?'' Aly looked up, and there she saw a boy. But.. he wasn't a boy. He looked like one, but he wasn't acting like one. It was like someone put some kind of glamour on him, and made him look like the 'person' he looked like today.
''Who are you? What are you? .. And, I'm crying because I can't go home. I'm so tired and miserable. The only good thing coming out of this is that I'm missing school. I want to go back home!'' Aly sobbed to the boy.
''Home? Well, if home is what you want, then why did you come here? Silly humans! I can't stand pretending to be one. My mother's SO foolish.. she thinks dressing up like you will protect me from 'EVIL'. Anyway, well.. I'll help you. But first you must help me take this glamour off. Please!''
''Oh, sure! Um, how do we take it off?''
''Here, just hold my hair, and pull!'' And so she did. She pulled and pulled, until all the glamour from the 'boy's' body came off. She saw green skin from his fake skin.
''Oh my goodness! You're.. you're..''
''A pixie. Yes, I know. But you have to admit! I'm not THAT scary, compared to those talking flowers that befriend you.. then betray you! Thank you for you're help. I can show you the exit to this place, but you must answer this.. integer question. It's pretty hard! I hope you payed attention during math class!'' Aly's heart was beating fast. Hopefully she had learned enough.
''The question is, (+4)-(-3)=?''
''Yes! Lucky for me, I learnt this before I disappeared. I know that there's no such thing as subtraction when you're dealing with integers.. so, you add the opposites. You have to change the minus, to a plus, and change (-3) to a (+3) because if I don't, I'll be an OH UH!1 Perfect!'' ''The answer is (+7)!'' Aly said.
''Good job! Now, knock on the stone wall 3 times, turn around then close your eyes. Wait 3 seconds after you're done! Thank you once again, you sick human!'' The boy yelled, as he started to walk away. Aly did exactly what the boy had said, she knocked, spun around, closed her eyes, and waited 3 seconds. She opened her eyes when she heard something open. There, she saw the other side of the cave. It was filled with pixies, faeries. All of them chatting and talking the day away. Who would have ever thought that faeries were this chatty? Aly walked up to the nearest faerie she found.
''Hello, a little pixie on the other side of the cave told me these instructions. He said that one of you guys could take me home. Maybe you could?'' Aly asked, in the kindest way she could.
''Well, of course!'' The faerie said as she rubbed her fingers together. '' Here, I rubbed on some faerie dust. You must fall to the highest clouds.. and you'll find your way out.''
''Why! Thank you!'' Aly said, as she jumped. She expected to fall, but instead she flew. She felt like Peter Pan. She flew and flew, up to the highest clouds. Soon, she saw a gap between this world, and her world.
''Wow, that was quick! Finally someone I could trust. Ha-ha, hm.. how should I end this trip of mine? Oh, I know! Something everyone made me do!'' And she did one last integer question, before she went through the gap.

The End.

1. mbale 8-41 said...

GOOD JOB PEACHY! Here's a question, why are your pictures sideways? :D It's just harder to read. BUT, GOOD JOB AGAIN! (:

October 29, 2008 at 9:32 PM

2. ochoa 8-41 said...

PEACHY! Great Job. Well I really don't have any question to ask you. All I can say you did really good.

October 29, 2008 at 11:12 PM

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October 29, 2008 at 11:12 PM

4. kuung 841 said...

PEEEEACHY, your pictures are sideways! And, your story is so long! :) haha good job.

October 30, 2008 at 8:08 PM

5. peachy 8-41 said...

MICHELLE, I have NO idea. I can't fix it. ._.

Okay, since no one's telling me to improve my story, I'll just do it myself. I need to add my indents in, but the computer won't let me, and I need to fix my pictures.. I also think my story's a little too rushed, so I have to fix that.

November 1, 2008 at 9:25 PM

6. peachy 8-41 said...

Okay, I can't fix the whole indent and picture not sideways problem! So, I'm sorry you guys! But I did the other 2 problems, I hope you guys liked it. :)

November 1, 2008 at 10:28 PM

7. Anonymous said...

Great job on your integer story Peachy! It was very creative and well done! (;

November 2, 2008 at 6:18 PM

8. krissia9-05 said...

Hey Peachy good job! I really like your story and it was well done :)

November 2, 2008 at 8:14 PM

9. kuung 841 said...

HAHAHAH PEACHY! The .. glamour part is from the book that .. you told me to read :p HAHHA, wow, that's plasurism. Haha kidding. Uhh, you should take away the .. apostrephe's? < is that how you spell it? And .. that's kid of all i can say :p

November 3, 2008 at 5:54 PM

10. peachy 8-41 said...

Yes, it is (:
I still don't know how to fix the pictures. And this is probably late, I mean, trying. Since Harbeck corrected/marked it already. But.. it looks so ugly this way! >:|

November 20, 2008 at 6:09 PM