Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chapter 5: Romana

~Three Months Later~

Since I was done with my chores I headed downstairs to the living room to read something. I closed my eyes, picked a random book, and sat down. 

I opened it to the middle and read the page. As it turned out, it was a poetry book about love. Since I didn't really enjoy love poems, I closed the book and sat back on the sofa to think. Nothing had come of the fire in the sink. I had learned to control what I called my  "fire powers" a little better. I still hadn't told Robert, I wanted to learn to control it a bit more before I told him. I didn't want to accidentally set him on fire or something. 


The next morning I was washing the dishes from breakfast when Robert snuck up behind me and tapped me on the shoulder. "Oi, I need to talk to you." 

"Can I finish these dishes first?"

"No. You need to come right now." 

"Okay, okay." I left the uncleaned dishes in the sink and followed him up to the attic, a place where William never went and would not be able to find us. 

When we where there and seated on the mouldy sofa, Robert turned to me excitedly. "I fixed it! I fixed the teleport!!"

I grinned happily. "Can I see?" Robert passed it to me and I could see that the buttons were flashing like they should and it was no longer smoking. "So, when should we leave?" I asked him.

"Well, maybe tomorrow or the day after. After we've said goodbye to William."

I nodded. "Sounds good. Speaking of things we need to tell each other, I have something I need to show you." I walked over to the high chair and raised my hands.

Robert gaped at me. "How did you just do that? I know how to create fire with my wand but...I"

"I dunno...I was cleaning the sink in the bathroom one day and I started a fire..."

"And nobody noticed?"

"Well, my fires kinda put themselves out."

"Mine don't. Watch this." Robert pulled out his wand and began a fire spell.

He managed to set fire to the floor, which he had to put out with his wand. He looked back at me and then stared down at his wand. "I wonder if I can do it. You know, start temporary fires without my wand." 

I shrugged. "I dunno, maybe...But I've never heard of anyone being able to do it before." 

Robert opened his mouth to say something, but got distracted by his watch. "Eek, William will be home in like an hour. Grace, you should probably finish those dishes. And I need to finish magically making fake shoes." 

"Yup, ok." I said, following Robert down the stairs. 


"Where is he? He was supposed to be home like two hours ago." said Robert, pacing back and forth.

"Maybe the party ran late." I said unconvincingly, with a huge yawn. "Whatever. I'm going to take a nap. Maybe he'll be back later."


Robert threw a pillow at my face. "Get uuuup. You've been asleep for hours."

"Wait, is William back yet?" I asked him sleepily.

"No...I don't know what's happened to him. It's eight in the morning, he's never come back this late."

"I suppose it's time to go then." I told him a bit sadly.

He simply nodded and picked up the teleport.


The first thing I noticed when we appeared on the side of a hill was that we were back in our old clothes again. I nudged Robert and pointed at our clothes.

Robert looked confused, but quite happy. "Wait, does this mean we're back in our own time again?"

I was about to answer him when I saw a red haired girl running towards us. "Hey, maybe she can tell us the time." I suggested, and then started walking towards her to get her attention.

I waved, and she came over. "Hi, I'm Romana. Who are you? I've never seen anyone else around here that are my age. Well apart from...nah, they don't count."

I smiled at her and introduced us. "Hi, I'm Grace and this is Robert. We're from Sunset Valley, and we're kinda lost. Where is this, and what is the date, exactly?"

She grinned. "No problem. You're at Ni-hay-sa-lu-kay-on-li. I've never heard of Sunset Valley. What's the address? Oh, and it's 2013."

"Ni-what-what-what?" asked Robert from behind me.

"Ni-hay-sa-lu-kay-on-li. You came through the gate, didn't you?"

"The what now?" asked Robert in a confused voice.

"Uh, Edward calls it the chappa'ai sometimes? Don't know why though."

The Chappa'ai...I knew that from somewhere. An image of a strange round gate appeared in my head, with symbols and red lights on the sides and a strange watery center. "No, we didn't actually. We came here by, um, accident." I told her, just as it started to rain.

Romana looked worriedly up at the sky. "Come on, you can stay at my house." she said, leading the way down the hill. "Oh, and is Sunset Valley your planet, or your village?"

"Village." I said quietly, following her. "Earth's our planet."


Romana knocked on a strange glowing red door, yelling. "Oi, Edward, come out here! We've got visitors! They're my age!"

Then she stepped back, and the door opened.

A green-skinned man walked out, with glowing yellow eyes and brown hair. Romana ran up to him excitedly. "Ed, these are my friends Grace and Robert. They're from Sunset Valley. Can they stay here for a while? Pleeeease?"

He stared at her and said simply, "Planet or Village?"

She grinned. "Village. Earth's the planet."

Edward slowly turned around and stared at us. For some reason I felt myself shiver.

He slowly turned back to Romana. "How dare you bring humans from Earth here! Did you even look at their clothing? And what have I said about talking to strangers?"

"Whoa, I didn't know, okay? Besides, what does them being form Earth have to do with anything?"

"Everything! They probably know you're mother, she's still trying to find you..."

"Wait what?" It was Romana who looked confused now.

I grabbed Robert's hand and hissed "Robert, I think it's time to go."

"Agreed." Robert whispered back, and reached into his pocket for the teleport.

Just as he was pushing it, Romana ran over and grabbed his arm. "Wait!"

Too late. We took Romana with us, leaving a fuming Edward.


Okay, so sorry for the long chapter, but I felt like I should because I haven't posted in a while. Sorry about that too. -_- Also, I'm sorry if the writing seemed a bit rushed for the last bit, my dad had been telling me to go to bed. :( (I know, a lot of "sorrys" XD)

But yay! I've introduced the third main character! I don't know how long it will take for her bio, so you might have to wait on that. :/

Anyway, I hope you liked the chapter! Comment please! ^-^

(Thanks to my little sister for coming up with the Romana character. :) Edward and her are both inspired from Stargate Atlantis)


  1. Chappa'ai :D
    I'm a pretty big Stargate fan myself. The original Stargate SG1 is my favorite though.
    Love this chapter, and can't wait to find out more about Romana, she seems excitable, and I want to know who she's inspired from.

    1. YAYYYY another Stargate fan! :D Grace is actually also inspired from Stargate, but not a particular character XD I'm also going to bring in SG1 at some point. :D
      Yeah, Romana is actually a really fun character to write. :P She's really not inspired from any particular character, but if I had to choose I think it would be Teyla. :) (And just for randomness I really need to have a character like Rodney...XD)

    2. *Squeals* How will you do Teal'c? Or will you just ignore the emblem on his head? I know I would lol!
      Or will they not be the 'real' SG1, just a group of 4 called SG1?

      Aww, I loved Teyla, I didn't like Rodney, but we weren't supposed to.

    3. I'm ignoring the embelm on his head XD. There's a tattoo one on TSR and I tried it but it looked really stupid. :/

      They're going to be called SG1 but they'll have different names. :) But they'll kinda look the same though. :)

      I know <3 I actually kind of like Rodney too, but only because he's funny. (But he's not trying to be XD) I wouldn't actually want to know him in real life though lol

    4. In The Tale of Generations (it's a legacy) the whole fourth generation is stargate based. Google it. :)