Sunday, September 13, 2015

Kelsey's Adventure: Until Tomorrow

Kelsey Goes Back Home

Elita begins flying through the forest towards the tunnel.  Kelsey looks back at her three new friends and waves one last time.   I wish I could always stay here, but I need to get back home.  At least for right now.

They wave back, Illy blowing her a kiss.  Kelsey smiles, turns around and continues walking, as Elita waits for her to catch up.

“Elita, Why did you bring me here?”

Elita continued flying, but slowed so that she stay even with Kelsey as she walked.  She didn’t imedeately respond to Kelsey.  Kelsey was about to say something when Elita finally responded.

“I found the tunnel one day as I was exploring.  Just out chasing birds and squirrels like every other ordinary day.  I’ve probably been by that log thousands of times.  For some reason, that day I went into it.”  Elita stops and hovers.  Kelsey comes around to the front of her.  

“I flew into the tunnel, my curiosity making me go further than I knew was safe.”

I know that feeling.  Kelsey thought as Elita continued.  “When I finally made it to the other end and saw the door I was so excited I didn’t think of what the consiquences might be, I just opened the door and went through it.” 

Elita finds a log and sits on it, her glow dimming as she sits.  Kelsey joins her there.  

“Your world was not that different than mine.  Squirrels chased after each other, birds flew from tree to tree, even the land looked similar."  

"I flew through the forest, until I came to the edge and saw my first real live human.  I was so scared I flew right back to the tunnel, through the door, slamming it as I went through it.  As I did, something fell onto the ground.  It was the key.”

Kelsey stared in awe at Elita, fascinated by the story.  Elita looked at the ground, “I took the key and brought it back to my house, vowing to bring it to Delphi Hallow.  But I didn’t."  

"Because my curiosity got the best of me…and I went back to the tunnel and went out the door.  Over the next few years I checked what was outside the door, explored your home, but never for more than an hour or so.”

Elita flutters off of the log.  Kelsey gets up and follows her as she begins to slowly fly forward again.  “I was in the tunnel the day you fell against the door.  I watched you through the keyhole.  It was then that I decided that I wanted to meet you, bring you here.”

“But why?”, Kelsey asks again.

“Elita smiles as she turns to Kelsey, “I am not sure.  I just wanted to see you up close.  As I watched you over the weeks after you found the door, I couldn’t believe that you would hurt me, or the other fairies.  I just wanted to find out for sure!”

Kelsey giggles and notices that they have come to the tunnel.  “So I was another one of your animals basically.”

“I guess.” Elita says, “Are you mad?”

“Are you kidding me?  I am so excited to be here!  And to meet you and all your friends.”

Elita smiles, relieved that Kelsey isn’t mad at her. She starts into the tunnel. 

“Let’s get you home.”

Kelsey follows Elita through the tunnel, Elita always in front of her lighting the way.  They walk in silence as they traverse the tunnel.  

Maybe I should just stay.  What if Elita is right and time goes much slower in my world.  It may be only a few minutes later than when I left.  Maybe…

She sees the light from the open door, pulling her back to reality.  Elita stops and hovers next to her.

“This is where I leave you.” Elita says

“I’ll come back tomorrow.” Kelsey says to her.  She waves, Elita waves back, and then she walks through the door.  

The day is still bright here.  She closes the door, locking it, and then begins walking home.    

What a day.  I so want to tell Kyla or Meredith or Dana about it!  But I won’t.  Oh I can’t wait until tomorrow!  Kelsey skips a little as she gets to the path, thinking of her day and all that may lie ahead for her and Elita. 

“I’ll be back tomorrow!”

Check back next week as Kelsey ventures back to Trillatia.


Little House of American Girl said...

Eee! I can't wait to see what's going to happen! :)

Elizabeth said...

Yay! I love this photostory!
Will Kelseys friends believe her about where she went? Or will she tell them? Will she go back to Trillatia?
Find out next week on Kelsey's adventure!

~Elizabeth :)