Monday, April 22, 2013

Chapter 6: Kitchen Whispers

Romana, Robert and I ended up in a graveyard. A rainy graveyard.

Romana looked slightly annoyed about getting her "new" clothes wet, but Robert shouted "Rain!!" and held his arms up to the sky.
Sometimes he confuses me. Nevermind, he always confuses me. Romana interrupted me from thinking about how strange Robert was when she tapped me on the shoulder. "Oi. Mausoleum. Dry. Let's go." She seemed increasingly cranky about being in the rain, and since I didn't really like rain either, I followed. Robert followed too, looking slightly sad.

Sadly the Mausoleum ended up being locked. Romana was trying to find anther way in when it suddenly stopped raining. She looked relieved. I didn't even notice, because I was too busy looking at a glimmer behind some trees. 

"Ghost!!" Robert shrieked and jumped behind Romana. I sighed and headed over to talk to the ghost. 

"It's nice to meet you." he said, in a deep, echoy, far away voice. "I'm-" 

But who he was I never got to know, because he disappeared in a puff of sparkles as light started to fill the graveyard. 

Robert, who had been peeking out from behind Romana, stepped out with a sigh of relief. "Poof!" he said happily. "And look, even better, a person!"

"Ooh, I love people!!" said Romana, practically bouncing up and down. "Lemme go talk to her!" Without waiting for a response she ran over to the bench and sat down next to the blonde woman. 

Within five minutes she had learned the woman's name, her favorite color and had also made her agree to let us stay with her. 

"This is Jo." Explained Romana. "She likes purple and she has exactly three extra beds. She lives with her boyfriend and millitary team people and they'd be happy to let us stay with them." 

I grinned. "Really?"

"Yeah, follow me." said Jo with a smile, and led the way out of the graveyard. Before she turned her back I noticed the strange look she was giving us. But it was to be expected. You didn't usually meet three teenagers in a graveyard in the middle of the night who wanted to stay with you. 

We followed Jo, and I hung back to talk to Romana. "Wow. How'd you do that?"

She shrugged. She had obviously not thought a lot about it. "I dunno. Edward says I'm just kinda persuasive. He says it runs in the family..." 

I nodded. "Ok. Sometimes I feel like my brother can do that. You should meet him sometime. I think you'd get along."


The house was huge. It was basically a mansion. Jo explained that it was because so many people lived there. "Marty, these are Romana, Robert and Grace. Because we have some extra beds, I've agreed to let them stay here for a while. Romana, Robert, Grace, meet my boyfriend Marty."

Marty smiled. "Hi" he said simply. 

"Hi." We said together. I noticed again the he was giving us a strange look, but again it was to be expected. Jo led us into the kitchen so we could meet everyone else.

"Ok." said Jo. "This is Tre'lon" she said, gesturing towards the bald man, "and this is Colonel Jasper O'Neil." she said, gesturing to the man on the right. 
"And this is Daniel Moore." she said, pointing at a man behind Tre'lon. He waved. "So," she said, turning back to us. "Robert, you'll be sleeping in the same room as Tre'lon, Col. O'Neil and Daniel. Romana and Grace, you'll share the extra girls' room."


A few hours later, we had already finished settling in. Robert had discovered that Daniel owned a computer, which had online chess. He had been in the computer room ever since. Romana was reorganizing our room. She explained that she had never had a room to organize before, and that it was fun. Because it wasn't really my thing, I went out and wandered down the hall. "The group" were talking in whispers in the kitchen, so I stopped to listen even though I knew I shouldn't. 

"You realize who that Grace girl and Robert are." Marty was saying. "Jo, Tre'lon, you must of felt it too."

"Indeed." said Tre'lon.

Jo looked sad. "Yeah, I did too."

"Really?" asked Daniel, looking surprised. "They really don't seem like-"

"Yeah well, they never do, do they?" said Jasper with a frown.

"True, true. Also, there was something else I wanted to ask you guys about. Did any of you notice Romana's creepy resemblance to Teyla?"

Jo bit her lip. "Yeah that you mention it..."

Tre'lon sat up straighter. "I have never met Teyla. Neither have Col. O'Neil or Martouf, I think. But do you remember Teyla's missing daughter?" he asked, using Marty's real name. 

"Yeah, but it can't be her, can it? I mean, what would she be doing on Earth, of all places?" asked Daniel, looking confused. 

"And what would she be doing running around with two Nareil?" Jo asked.

"All I can think of would be that Edward made an alliance with them." said Tre'lon simply. 

"No! WHY does this always happen to us??" groaned Jasper loudly as he banged his head on the table. "I mean seriously, they shouldn't even have heard of each other. And now they have an alliance. Just great."

Tre'lon turned to Jasper. "Not necessarily." he said.

"What did you say Grace's last name was again?" asked Marty suddenly. 


"Huh.." he said slowly.

"Oooookay, let's leave the rest of this till morning. I'm going to bed." said Daniel loudly, and got up out of his chair and started to the door. 
I quickly darted across the hall back to my room, confused about what I had heard. What were Nareil? Why did these people know Edward? What did Romana have to do with all of this? And why was Marty confused by my last name? I sat on the edge of my bed, thinking. I finally decided to tell Romana and Robert in the morning, and went to sleep. 


Okay, so I don't know if that chapter was long or short. But I gave you one! :D I was going to add even more but I got tired. So that'll have to wait until next chapter. :) 

I hope you enjoyed my chapter, even though it may have gotten a bit confusing/boring at the end, but it will all become clear later. :) 

Have a nice rest of the week! :D


  1. O.o...

    :p welcome back, by the way! Look forward to seeing how these... Military personnell fit in ;) and what a Nareil is, and why Grace shouldn't have met them.

    1. Thanks!

      Yeah, they're SG1 based, actually. Mostly everyone from this early on in the story is Stargate, and all these "mysteries" are Stargate based too - I'm pretty sure it's pretty predictable if you've watched the show...but I'm going to put in more stuff soon!

      Thanks again! :D