18.5.09

Beginning Ch. 3

Probably not actually getting out until Thursday. x_x Totally sorry! My mind really isn't in the right place today.
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Trixi's front paws stretched across the ceiling. Her claws gripped the carpet to pull her body forward and stretched her hind legs. Upon returning to her normal stance, she jumped onto the table and stared at Luna who sat upside down on the couch.

The living room itself was very open. The only way you would know you entered the kitchen is the change of texture under your feet from warm carpet fabric to cold stone tiling. A couch rested across from the kitchen itself, and between the two was a large glass coffee table. To the wall on the right side of the couch sat two recliners and a table between them. A dusty antique lamp sat in the center of the table, though it hadn't been touched in a long while.

Next to Luna on the couch was her book bag. Though it has been empty of books for quite some time, Luna's book bag still held a few valuables for her. In the main portion of the purple carrier a few pads of paper tightly fit. The side compartments held an assortment of pens and pencils and in the front pouch her ds was secured by a strap. She called this her travel kit, even though it went with her wherever she went and sometimes went unused.

"Grocer---" Luna's mother started as the front door swung open. "Oh, you're already down here. Could you please help with groceries? Only a few bags left." Several bags hung off her mothers arms as she emerged from behind the staircase blocking the view of the door. "Where is your sister?"

Luna rolled off the couch and started walking toward the front door. "Off with friends," she spoke softly, as usual. 

"Oh, ok. Thank you!" Her mother shouted from inside. Luna walked past the blue wooden car and directly to her mothers silver car. 

It was strange how little attention her family had given to the car outside their house. It had been several days since it had arrived and nobody had said anything about it. Even when she brought it up to her mother earlier in the day, "You should stop laying upside down. It must not be very good for you.." is the only response her mother gave. From there Luna simply accepted that the car was nothing but her imagination.

The back door of the car was still open, revealing two bags ready to be carried in. She grabbed them then elbowed the door closed. Her feet stepped over the frame of the door just as her book bag scurried past her.

"He--hey!" Luna shouted and placed the bags inside. "trixi!"

Trixi sat in the second seat of the wooden car. Luna launched herself into the car and caught the bag as Trixi released it from her mouth. She sat in the car for a second and pulled the bag close to her. 

"Don't do that again." Luna huffed breathlessly. Trixi rubbed against her then curled up in the seat.

The car started rolling out of the drive way swiftly. Luna gripped her bag close to her chest defensively as Trixi's purrs could be felt against her leg. The car turned out and sat calmly in the middle of the street as the wind died. Sighing, Luna released her grip on the bag.

The wind launched them forward again. The colours of the neighbourhood blended together as they raced by in a straight line. The blues and greens around them were shapeless blurs, and lost more shape the faster they went.

"Wha.. whats happening!?" Luna shouted. It was rare that she was this scared. What's more frightening was the mocking, "We're going on an adventure," that she could of sworn came from the cat laying next to her peacefully.

The colours around them changed. What was once blue and green was now replaced by reds and yellows. Large mushroom and stalks towered around them as the wind died down. The road was still the same, however. It was a large charcoal line dividing the sea of mushrooms in half.

"Wh--where are we?" Luna asked herself.

"We are.... I don't know!!!" An excited shout came from next to her, not from a cat, but from a girl replacing the cat. Her arms stretch upward into a V.
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Probably a little strange, and only gets stranger from here ^^ Sorry its out so late x_x

1 comment:

King Ashura said...

You got the "strange" part right. But it's the good kind of strange. I can't tell exactly what it is about this story that I find so attractive... =/

Anyway, as always, lots of attention to detail. ^^

Wonder who that mysterious girl is - she seemed to replace Luna's cat. o.o
Oh, and that silver car! It moves on its own...

The funniest part of the story would have to be when Luna's "book bag scurried past her." lol!

I don't mind if the story becomes stranger; it's really refreshing to read something like this. And I find Luna very...interesting.