The Brave Princess
‘No!! Noo!! Charelyyn! Come back!’ Alice shouted after the speeding van.
‘It’s not going to work, Alice. A little girl once took me into her car, but then threw me out the window. Nobody will take us.’ Olivia whispered sadly. Green tears started forming in her eyes, then overflowed and fell onto the ground.
Olivia decided that this was a great opportunity to turn Alice’s frown upside down. Olivia started shrieking, pretending that she thought the green tears (which were natural for a cross-breed like Olivia) was acid, or something bad.
Alice at first looked concerned, but then fell onto the ground, laughing. Olivia’s shouts turned into giggles, which turned into a mix of hiccups and laughter.
Lucy worked harder than ever, doing some more jobs from home, such as writing books, songs, poems, blogs, and much more things that even she was not sure what she was actually doing.
She got very few hours of sleep, and refused to have any kind of break during her working hours.
Scarlett and Maria soon got back to their senses, and stopped acting odd.
‘Who’s driving the van?’ Maria soon asked.
‘And what happened to Kimana? Maria, help me!’ Scarlett said, lifting Kimana – who had been rolling around the floor – onto the couch.
Maria came to help, and treated Kimana.
‘Who’s driving the van?’ Maria asked again, walking towards the front.
‘Dunno,’ Scarlett replied, picking up a magazine titled ‘The Dream Mag’ and sat down in an old, broken armchair to read it.
Alice and Olivia giggled for a long time more, until the giggles cooled off. The sun was setting, and passing cars became rare. The girls decided that they would walk the way that Charelyyn’s van went.
They walked until dark, and through part of the night. A truck had been chasing them very slowly, and had stopped right next to where Olivia and Alice were resting.
‘Alice! Quick! Jump onto the truck – it’s going in the same direction as we are!’ Olivia whispered, and scampered into a small box fixed to the side of the truck.
The truck let out a toot, and started moving. Alice hesitated, then jumped into the small box, and rode safely in the box next to Olivia.
Maria sighed, walking towards the front of the double story van and sat down next to Charelynn without realizing Charelynn was there.
‘Oh, hi Maria! I hope you don’t mind my bad driving – I’m very bad at it’ Charelyyn said, skidding around a green car.
‘Aghhh! What? Banana peels! Sipping orange milk! Slush coconuts! Ribs in my brain! Why is a ghost drivei- oh, it’s just you Charelyyn,’ Maria shouted, and picked up a Dream Mag Issue.
‘Sooo, you got around your madness?’ Charelyyn asked Maria.
‘What madness?’ Maria roared at her.
After all of her jobs were finished in town, and wrote out all of the things she had to, Lucy went back to town and chose out a small car, as she had made far more money than she had planned to.
She chose a silver Rambler car for just over 50 thousand dollars. Another thousand dollars went towards buying food, blankets and other necessities, then she packed her bags, filled the fuel tank up and left one of her good friends and coworkers (as she was on break from her work at The Havoc Hotel, and had quit all her other jobs), Malissa, in charge of the Havoc Hotel while she was away. She made sure she had all the phone numbers she needed, and bought three extra phones and a tablet and put all of the numbers in them in case she lost or broke the first one, and any of the others.
Lucy set off towards the Hollos’ Palace in search of Alice and her family.
The truck rumbled on for hours, and Alice and Olivia fell asleep…..
When Alice woke up at the crack of dawn the next day, and saw a familiar sign reading The Havoc Hotel. Alice tried to wake Olivia up, but by the time her eyes opened the truck was long gone from the hotel.
The girls’ eyes soon blurred and they fell back asleep. And their eyes stayed closed for another day…..
‘Nevermind,’ Charelyyn muttered, finally driving a little smoother.
‘Thought so, silly,’ Maria said under her breath so Charelyyn would not hear.
‘Maria, have you found what you are looking for yet?’ Scarlett shouted, walking towards the front of the van. She sat on Maria’s lap and gasped.
‘Look! Look forwards! It’s, it’s….’ Scarlett said, breathlessly and pointed forwards.
‘Oh, my, it’s… it’s The Havoc Hotel!’ Maria said brethlessly……
The hotel was coming into sight in the distance…………
~~~~~~End Of Chapter 28~~~~~~