Hey everyone! I’m sorry that I’ve missed a couple days of Star Wars posts, but I’ve been really busy and I barely had enough time to write my entry for CWWC.
Here are the prompts I’m using:
And now, here is the story!
I woke with a start in my bed, sweat dripping down the side of my head. I had just had the craziest dream and I just had to tell someone about it. I slid out of my bed and slipped on my Ugg boots, then tip-toed silently down the stairs. I walked out the front door and once I was in the middle of the street, I raised my whistle to my lips and blew as hard as I could. Then I went into my backyard and waited in the tree house. Before I knew it, I saw a head peek over the ledge.
“Jenny! Are the rest coming?” I inquired urgently and Jenny nodded her head. “Yep, they’re right behind me.” She assured me and I allowed myself to relax.
Following Jenny, came ‘Lazy Susan’, which was a perfect nickname for her considering how lazy she was and her name was Susan. Then after her came Billy and following absentmindedly behind him came Phil.
“I’m glad you all came so quickly. I just have to tell you all this crazy dream I just had!” I exclaimed, but everyone else groaned and Phil just stared blankly at the floor.
“Alice, did you really just call us all here so you could tell us another one of your dreams again? This is the third night in a row! I need my sleep!” Susan complained with a loud yawn.
“In all the years I’ve known you, Alice, none of your dreams have been true. You don’t have visions of the future.” Billy said discouragingly.
“I do, too! What about the dream I had about the mayor?” I reminded him.
“Alice, that wasn’t a vision! Everyone in town knew he was going to resign soon. You had a dream that he resigned because you heard talk about it everywhere you went.” Billy contradicted and Jenny chuckled. I glared at her and she stopped almost immediately.
“Well, this dream wasn’t like all the others, guys. This dream was scary and everything about it felt so real. I just know this one is a vision.” I declared and the others sighed.
“Alright, Alice. What is it?” Jenny inquired, sounding completely uninterested.
“Okay, I dreamed that the new factory being built on Baker Street isn’t a factory at all. It’s just made to look that way so no one will know the truth. It’s really headquarters for a superhero!” I squealed.
“A superhero? C’mon, Alice! Superheros don’t exist, right, Phil?” Billy nudged Phil’s arm for backup.
“Indeed.” Phil agreed as he quickly opened his eyes.
“There’s more, Billy.” I said, growing annoyed with him. “Now, in my dream, after we had all found out about the HQ, everything got weird. I saw flashes of us wearing cool outfits with armor and capes and we were fighting and-” I stopped. Something important was missing from my dream. It was what had caused me to wake up so suddenly, but I couldn’t remember what it was.
“Well, go on, I don’t have all night.” Susan grumbled and I rolled my eyes at her, then turned my head away in thought.
“Alice? What’s the matter?” Jenny inquired with a worried look in her eyes. I gasped. I remembered what it was, but not fully.
“I-I couldn’t remember something, but, I remember now. One of us….died.” I said slowly as tears formed in my eyes. Everyone looked up at me in fear.
“Who died?” Susan asked forcefully.
“I can’t remember.” I said softly.
“Maybe it was Phil.” Billy suggested jokingly.
“Indeed!” Phil yawned.
“Billy, he’s not listening. He’s used the word ‘indeed’ like, five times.” I exaggerated.
“It’s only been twice, actually.” Billy corrected.
“Well, whatever. You know what I mean.” I said sarcastically and sat down on the hard wooden floor. I had to find out who died in my dream.
“Maybe the superhero from my dream can help us!” I suggested, leaping to my feet. As I headed for the ladder, Billy and Jenny blocked my way.
“Alice, don’t even think about it. There’s no way to get inside. The whole building site is surrounded by tall wire fences and the entrance is locked tight.” Jenny informed, trying to discourage me from going.
“Jenny, you underestimate me. I can get inside any building.” I said proudly.
“Oh, boy. What’s your plan?” Billy asked, although I knew inside he wished he hadn’t.
“Well, I do have some pretty nice grip gloves. And my dad did buy me a gun for my own protection when I’m home alone.” I stated with a grin and they both groaned. I pushed them out of my way and took my first step down the ladder. “Well, who’s coming with me?” I asked expectantly. Billy and Jenny sighed and said in unison, “I’ll come.”
I stared up at the large fence and looked at the sign which read, “Private Property. No Trespassing.” I gulped. Why was I always interfering with the law? I just have to know. I said to myself and clasped my hands onto the fence and began climbing. Billy and Jenny didn’t want to get in any trouble, so they stayed put and watched me climb up the fence.
At last I was on the other side and I stealthily ran through the dark toward the “factory.” I pressed my hands and back up against the side wall and slid against it until I came to the edge. I peeked around the corner. The coast was clear. I dashed up to the door and grabbed some tweezers out of my pocket. I twisted, bent, and angled them in many different ways until at last I heard the delightful little click. I pulled the door open and stepped my right foot inside. So far so good. Then I slid my left foot in and took a few more steps, but then a siren blared throughout the whole building and all the lights clicked on, blinding my eyes. I shielded my eyes from the light and stumbled backwards. When I looked up, I saw a young man and an older man looking down at me. The old man looked very cross, but the young man looked confused. The young man helped me up and I bit my lip. I was caught.
“Would you mind explaining to us, young lady, just what exactly you’re doing here?” The old man inquired angrily.
“I-I came for help.” I squeaked.
“Oh, did you? You climbed over the fence, ignoring the sign, and broke into this building because you needed help?” He shouted and I jumped.
“Silas, calm down. You’re scaring her.” The young man intervened and looked at me with concern. “What’s your name?” He asked gently.
“A-Alice.” I stuttered.
“Alright, Alice, why don’t you tell me just why you’re here?” He suggested and I gulped.
“Well, I had a dream tonight. And well, in that dream there was a superhero living here. This building was his headquarters. And in my dream, one of my friends died, but I can’t remember who. I just needed to find out, so I came here, hoping that the superhero could help me remember.” I explained, but I felt quite silly and awkward after I had finished. He must think I’m crazy.
Instead of laughing at my explanation, he smiled warmly at me and the old man didn’t appear to be grumpy any longer. “Silas, I believe this is the one we’ve been looking for.” The young man announced and Silas nodded his head.
“Yes, I agree, Sir.” He agreed with a slight grin.
“I’m sorry, what?” I asked in bewilderment.
“Alice, for a long time now, Silas and I have been looking for a young child who had visions of what was to come in the future. Someone who was brave and most importantly, willing to risk their life in order to save other’s. You see, I am the superhero from your dream, but I am ready to retire. You are the one we’ve been waiting for to replace me. However, each superhero needs a sidekick or two, so we will give you some time to choose, but please, return soon. I must retire as soon as possible.” He explained everything to me and I just wanted to scream. Finally, one of my dreams was correct! But then I felt sad again.
“Sir, I’m honored, but before I choose a sidekick, I have to know who dies. If everything else from my dream is true, then that part of it must be, too, right?” I inquired and the superhero sighed.
“I’m sorry, Alice, but I can’t answer that question. You must find that out for yourself.” He explained as he placed his hand on my shoulder.
“Yes, Sir. And thank you so much!” I said gratefully and as I turned to leave, I called back, “Don’t worry, I’ll return soon!”
“Oh, my gosh, Alice! Thank goodness you’re safe! We heard the alarm go off and well, I thought something terrible happened to you.” Jenny said with relief.
“I’m fine, but come on! We have to get back to the tree-house!” I exclaimed and began running down the street.
“Wait, that guy was a superhero?” Susan asked, not believing anything I had just told her.
“Yes! And I’m supposed to replace him and I get to choose a sidekick or two! But really, I’d rather choose four.” I said with a smile on my face.
“You mean you want all of us to be your sidekicks?” Billy asked in shock and I nodded my head enthusiastically.
“Alice, I’m sure we’re all flattered that you want all of us, but we’re just kids. We aren’t supposed to be heroes.” Jenny stated.
“And plus, what about your dream? If everything from it has been true so far, then that means one of us will die. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m not ready to die yet.” Susan said sadly and everyone mumbled in agreement.
“Please, guys. I need you. Besides, this is the first dream that has really been true. Maybe that part of it will be wrong.” I said hopefully.
“I don’t know, Alice. Like I said, we’re just kids. We haven’t lived out our whole lives yet, and I’d like to. If you knew for sure it wasn’t me, than I’d be in.” Jenny explained, but that didn’t make me feel any better.
“I told you, I can’t remember. I just remember that someone died and you, Jenny, were looking over the person crying.” I explained a bit more from my dream.
“I’m sorry, Alice. I just can’t.” Jenny apologized and climbed down the ladder. Billy followed, and then Susan, and Phil. I let out a long sigh. I was going to get them to agree to be my sidekicks somehow. And I had to do it soon.
So what did you think? I’d definitely love some feedback!