It was the first day of Kash’s new school; he was now in eighth standard. He was surely eager to know about his new school and make up some new buddies. He was very intelligent and smart and was very attractive too which made him very famous in the school shortly. He was also praised a lot by the teachers, which made some other children feel jealous of him. As a matter of fact they started to disturb him, but he knew how to defend himself and gave some strong actions to manage them. He was not a boy of just sitting and tolerating their nonsense, he would love to teach them some lesson.
But from all bad he made some excellent and close friends for him namely Jay, Marsh, Martin and Jack. They were also called the ‘Five Titans’ because of their close bonding and their performances in all academics and sports activities, it made their bonding better.
One day in the school during their P.T. period they were playing cricket and the five titans were in the same team and they were on the fielding side. One boy hit the ball outside the school in the forest. There was a bushy forest at the back of the school. Nobody stayed or went there as once many years ago during the British Rule, two woodcutters gone in the forest to cut trees but they never came back even some people gone in search for them but even they didn’t came back. So when the police gone to search them they didn’t found anyone or their bodies. So the police alerted and warned the people residing that area to stay away from that forest and made a barricade around it. Till now it is just a tale for the people and some of them even don’t know about it.
However as per their playing rule the people of the fielding side should go to get the ball. Unaware of the story about the forest Marsh, Martin and Jack went to the forest to find the ball. Kash and Jay waited in the school ground for about fifteen minutes but they found their friends didn’t come back!! After some time they went into the forest to find them and they went inside through one hole in the barricade. The forest was quiet dark, they found many owls and bats sleeping on the trees when they moved forward they discovered a bungalow which was situated in the middle of the forest so they went there and started finding their friends. The forest was not so large it was quiet small about the double of the size of their school playground. But as per them the ball would be somewhere nearby the bungalow and after finding it everywhere near the bungalow Jay found it at the back.
But there was no sign of Marsh, Martin and Jack so they went inside the house, they were quiet amazed to see the interior of the house. It was like a house of a royal family but it looked dirty with spider webs hanging around everywhere. When they went upstairs they started to hear noises of laughing and chatting, they got scared but being brave Kash gone inside the room from where the noise was coming, he slowly opened the door and found Marsh, Martin and Jack shouting after seeing him which made even him to shout too. Jay rushed to the room after hearing the shouts and when he saw the scenario of the room he burst out with laughter. They started asking to Jay and Kash that how they came here, Kash replied just to find them...Jay then explained everything to them. Then Marsh said that we should now go back to our class as I think we have already missed one period. They all took a ring each for themselves which were kept in a chest, on the table of the room.
So they came out of the bungalow and started going back. As they walked some distance it started raining with lightning thunder so they had to stop and hide themselves under trees after sometime strong winds started blowing which disabled them to hold the trees and soon they were struck by thunder and thrown away with a flash luckily they were saved but they fell unconscious.
After some time the teacher of their class realized that some children were missing in her class so she asked the other children about them and the boys who were playing with them said that they gone in the forest to find the ball but didn’t came back. The teacher was shocked to hear what the boys said and rushed to the principal’s office and told everything to him. He quickly called their parents and the police and rushed to the forest with them. They searched for a long time and found all of them lying down under a huge tree. surprisingly it was the only place where sunlight reached perfectly in the forest. Still unconscious their parents took them to the hospital and after some hours Kash got up and asked to meet his friends. After sometime even the others came back to their senses and the police started interrogating them about what had happened.
They were asked that what had happened in the forest. They said that after taking the ball when we were coming back it started raining heavily and we were struck by a lightning. The policeman was a bit confused as it didn’t rained at all today in the city and even the forest was not looking wet. But the five titans didn’t believe it and stated that we are sure it rained and even our clothes were wet. So the police agreed to their words and warned them to never go to the forest again. They reconstructed the barricade again with cemented walls and made it more high making it almost impossible for climbing or to cross in future.
After resting for a week the ‘Five Titans’ started going to school once again. But felt something different, first Kash realized that he could jump much higher than his other friends and when he gave some more force he would gradually fly and he also discovered that he could shoot lasers through his eyes when required. Jay started running faster than wind and could see everything clearly from far away, Marsh was blessed with a metal strong body and unpredictable endurance, Jack was easily able to pass through opaque objects such as walls, doors and ceilings and would become invisible whenever he wanted and the most interesting change was of Martin who would turn into fire when he was in anger or when it is desperately required for him and he was also able to fly high when he turned into fire.
They were quiet surprised to discover these secret powers and decided to have a meeting together in the bungalow, in the forest on Sunday. With the help of Jack’s powers they easily crossed the barricade wall and went to the bungalow. They made their seat in the hall and then Marsh started saying that we should have had our meeting somewhere else as we were warned by the police, not to enter the forest. Everyone started laughing and Martin said that you are surely the strongest of us but the most scared too. Then the conversation began and the flag was given to Jack first. He said that I think it is due to the rings which we got from here, because of which we have gained these powers. Then Kash tried to remove the ring from his finger but it was so tight that his finger started paining. When the others tried to remove their respective ring they got no different result. Just then a hunchback man entered the room wearing a shawl which was bigger in size for him and said my name is Corpus. They were astonished by that entry and before they could say something the hunchback started saying that the powers which you have gained are a gift to you from its makers and I have been sent here to guide you.
Jay asked to him, why did they gave us these powers as they were not even fifteen still and there are millions of people in the word who are waiting to have super powers one day. Corpus said you are the bravest people who have dared to enter this dark forest even after some people going missing here; it was due to this reason that they have chosen you all for this job. Kash asked to him what should we do now with these powers. He didn’t reply anything and took out something wrapped on a red cloth. When he opened it they saw that it contained five stones of different colors and it automatically rose up in the air and flew to the rings of the boys and got attached to it. They got a strong shock after that and after they settled Corpus said now it’s your responsibility to how you use these powers and these rings, your team’s leader will be Kash and I will be always there to guide you. Whenever required just remember me and I will come to your service just then, after saying these words he vanished in a second.
The boys remained quiet for some time and then Kash said I think we are no ordinary boys now and we should use our powers for the well-being and justice for the mankind on Earth. Everyone agreed to his words and named their team as the “Secret 5 Force” and took the oath to keep these powers as a secret from their parents and the other people.
This is how the “Secret 5 Force” was formed and what happened after is a long story which you will come to know in the next part.