1.12.Oh baby!!!

The next day we went normally to school again. I wondered the whole time, while we walked to school, about what I should tell to Max. I remembered that day, before we went to visit grandmother Lisa, when Elsa came to me and said that Max likes me more than other girls at school. He simply wanted to go for a date with me… It was actually cute, but I was much older than he was in reality. Besides he wasn’t even my type of boyfriend. I liked him as a friend, but nothing more. He used to do sometimes some evil things to people which I didn’t like…

When we arrived to school I felt relief because Max didn’t come to school that day. Morgan told to Sofia that he was sick and his father decided to keep him home. Time at school went so fast. We had a test on the Math lesson and I managed very well. I guessed it was because I knew most of these things already. Anyway it was a very nice day. I talked with Elsa about the test during the break and she said that she managed pretty good as well.

After school we went back home with Sofia and Morgan. She was our neighbour and Sofia’s new friend. We all talked much and had so much fun especially because it was Friday, so we had a whole free weekend!!!

Elsa and I decided to work a little with our applications to improve our skills. I played a violin to collect some points. I got information from my application that I should play an instrument for 5 hours. So I did it with short breaks between.

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Elsa went to the study room and practiced playing chess. Uncle Bjorn came to join her too.

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Meanwhile Sofia played guitar in her room. Sofia was supposed to play guitar for one hour while feeling inspired. She used an “inspired chicken hat” for some help. Sofia also wrote a song on her own. She called us to the dining room and played it for us. I was really amazed… The song was great!!! We thought with Elsa that Sofia could be famous in the future, she was very talented.

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Aunt Clara prepared lunch, so we all sat together in the dining room. The food was delicious… Aunt Clara made gumbo for lunch and it tasted so good.

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– We would like to tell you something girls. – Uncle Bjorn said while we ate.

– We have some news my angels. – Aunt Clara said. – I went yesterday to visit a doctor and he confirmed that I’m expecting baby… You will have a little brother or sister… Dad and I are so happy and we hope you will be as happy as we are…

I felt so happy for them. They were always so good to me and helped me so much and they really deserved all happiness.

– Congratulations!!! I’m so happy!!! I will help with the baby!!! – I said with excitement.

– That’s wonderful!!! – Elsa said. – It would be cool if we could have a little brother now.

– The most important is that the baby will be healthy. – Uncle Bjorn replied.

– Congratulations!!! I will help with my little brother or sister too. That’s great news!!! – Sofia quickly said too.

– I think we should celebrate it. – Aunt Clara suggested. Uncle Bjorn smiled and kissed her. – Let’s spend a nice, family day together.

Aunt Clara called to her boss and took a day off from work. We all went to swim in our pool and it was so much fun.

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In the evening uncle Bjorn warmed up a sauna and we all went there to relax.

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Later we decided to go to the garden and ate grilled hot dogs which uncle Bjorn prepared. It was so good.

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After a dinner we all went to the hot tub to relax a little before sleeping.

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Soon after that we all went to sleep… I felt so happy and so relaxed… It was a wonderful day… Great news and so awesome family time… I really felt SO HAPPY!!!


1.11. Willow Creek

The next morning we woke up later than usual and we still didn’t have go to school. The weather was so beautiful and we decided with Elsa to go for a walk after breakfast. Sofia said that she wanted to go to meet with Morgan. We went downstairs and told to grandmother Lisa about our plans.

– Oh, that’s so good that you found something to do this morning because I have to go to visit a doctor after two hours. – Grandmother Lisa said. – But after that we could go to visit a museum. We have a very beautiful museum here in Willow Creek. What do you think girls?

We really liked the idea, so we agreed with Elsa to go for a walk for a while and then we were supposed to come back and go to the museum. We sat together to eat breakfast. Grandmother Lisa prepared scrambled eggs.

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When our breakfast was finished, Sofia went to meet with Morgan and grandmother went to change her clothes to get ready for visiting the doctor. Elsa and I put on our shoes and went outside. We walked around a little.

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– Do you know the way to get some extra pocket money? – Elsa asked me.

– I guess not… – I answered and I really had no idea what she meant.

– Look at those stones here on the ground! – Elsa raised her hand and directed it on the left side. I looked where she showed me.

– I honestly don’t know how, but in those stones are hidden some nice stuff. – Elsa continued. – We just need to dig it out and then we could sell it to earn some extra money or keep it for fun. There are many collectors who are interested in buying that stuff. Let’s go and check it out! Maybe we will find something nice out there!

I agreed and we went to dig those stones. It wasn’t easy work. I had to use much of strength to dig out something. When I finally managed to get inside this stone, I found a wooden box. I called Elsa, so she could come and check what I found. She said that I should open it up, so I did. Inside was a cute and quite big figure of a boy. Elsa explained to me that it’s a figure from the game My Sims. I really liked it, this figure looked so cute, so I decided to keep it.

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– Hey, maybe we could go fishing for a while. What do you think about that? – Elsa asked me.

– Why not? It’s a good idea!

I agreed and we went to the side of the river for fishing.

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I didn’t catch any fish this time, so I decided to sit on the grass and watch how Elsa is managing with fishing. While I was looking around, I noticed a big and beautiful tree. I went closer to see it better.

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Suddenly the tree somehow opened.

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I was scared because I had never seen something like that before. For a few minutes I couldn’t move. I really didn’t know if something or someone was there. But I was also curious. I lived in that world already enough long to be curious about every new thing that I see. Of course there could be danger, normally trees aren’t opening like that. After a while my curiosity won and I decided to look inside that tree. Carefully and slowly I looked inside. My heart began to beat faster. The trunk was a lot bigger than I thought. I had a feeling that there was something magical about that tree. Suddenly and magically I stopped feeling afraid… I didn’t know why… and how… I felt just curiosity! I went inside the trunk and noticed some light coming from other side of the trunk. I followed the light for a while. I stopped on the crossroad where on my left I noticed even more light coming inside the trunk and on my right was darkness. But I heard some noise on my right side as well. It was a beautiful and very addicting sound. I followed the sound.I arrived to some place where I noticed a mist. It was weird because only half of that place was full of mist, the other half was clean. I didn’t know why, but I still wasn’t afraid. It was unusual. I guessed that if someone would tell me about that place, I would feel scared even while just listening, but then I was in the middle of that place and didn’t feel even afraid. I really began to believe that that place was full of magic. I stepped closer and entered the mist… The next second I wasn’t anymore in Willow Creek… That moment I began to feel afraid again… But that place was so beautiful… Full of trees and small rivers… And so quiet… I could just hear birds singing on the trees and some insects flying around and a sound of floating river… This place looked amazing…

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I walked around and admired the beauty of that place. I regretted that Elsa wasn’t there with me. Then I thought that probably Elsa was looking for me, so I should find the way back to Willow Creek. I looked around and tried to find the same tree from where I came there. Suddenly I noticed a fish jumping over the river. That fish looked so scary…

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I really felt so much afraid again… Then I heard some whispers around in the bushes… I looked there and noticed many pairs of red eyes which observed my every move…

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I was scared… Immediately I rushed to find the way out… I looked for the right tree for a few minutes… These were the longest minutes of my life… Every second my fear rose… Finally I found the right tree and run!!! I ran as fast as possible to get out of there!!!

When I noticed the light before me, I began to calm down. I got out of the tree and tried to find Elsa. She was looking for me already as well…

– Where have you been? I couldn’t find you! You look scared… What happened? – She asked all of these questions so fast.

I told her about my small adventure and unfortunately she didn’t believe me…

– Hey, there isn’t something like a magical world inside the tree!!! Even in our world something like that is just impossible!

I didn’t give up and decided to show her that tree. We went there together and stood next to the tree. I looked at the tree but nothing happened!!! Elsa got impatient and said:

– You see, nothing happened… You probably fell asleep while sitting on the grass! We should go back now because grandmother and Sofia are already waiting for us.

She took my hand and we began to run back to grandmother Lisa’s house. My head was full of confusing thoughts… I was sure that I didn’t sleep… Or maybe not… But it was so real… I really felt that I was in that magical place… Did I get crazy!…

Grandmother Lisa and Sofia waited for us already outside and talked. When we came closer, grandma called a taxi, which came two minutes later. Driver was somewhere close to grandmother’s Lisa house. I tried to throw these weird thoughts out of my head and enjoy the trip to the museum. It was hard in the beginning but after a while I forgot about my crazy adventure.

After ten minutes of driving, we arrived to the Municipal Muses, a museum in Willow Creek. Grandmother was right! The museum was amazing, so many beautiful pictures, old armours, swords and other artifacts.

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I really enjoyed our trip together to the museum. It was so much fun! When we saw already the last picture in the museum, we went back to grandmother’s house. Uncle Bjorn already waited there for us. He came to take us back home. We said goodbye to grandmother and sat in uncle Bjorn’s car. I was very happy that I could meet grandmother Lisa. She was a wonderful person. It was so nice time. Elsa and Sofia talked about what we saw in the museum. Uncle Bjorn put the radio on and listened to music. I looked out of the window and remembered my weird adventure that day… Was it real or was it just something created by my imagination?…



1.10. Grandmother Bjergsen.

The next morning we didn’t go to school. Elsa came to wake me up early. She looked so excited:

– We are going to visit grandmother today!!! Sara, please wake up!!! We are leaving soon!!!

Before I managed to open my eyes, she was already gone. I thought that she must be very happy to go to visit grandmother. I put on my clothes quickly and went downstairs. Aunt Clara was in the kitchen preparing breakfast, Sofia finished packing her clothes to the suitcase and Elsa talked with uncle Bjorn.

– Are you girls ready and packed? – Uncle Bjorn asked.

We told that we were almost ready. We just needed to eat breakfast, so we did. After breakfast we sat in the car and uncle Bjorn picked us up to Willow Creek. We drove about 2 hours and then we stopped next to a small, beautiful house. Grandmother Lisa already waited for us outside. She was so happy to see us and she hugged us all.

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– I’m so happy to meet you Sara! – Grandmother said to me.

Her house wasn’t big, but looked very beautiful. Decorated with older style. Grandmother Lisa went to the kitchen to prepare lunch.

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Elsa, Sofia and I watched a movie “Lost Dog’s Journey Home” in the living room. It was much of fun.

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When lunch was ready we all sat together in the dining room to eat.

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We talked for a moment about our trip today. Sofia and Elsa also told grandmother about what happened since they had seen each other last time. When they finished, grandmother Lisa smiled to me and said:

– I am so happy to meet you Sara. I’ve heard your story. Bjorn told me exactly what happened to you. I guess he also told you about Romuald?

– Yes, he did. – I answered. – But I didn’t know that his name was Romuald.

– I think that Bjorn didn’t remember his name. – She continued. – 50 years ago, my grandmother noticed a teenage boy  who slept on a bench in the community park. She wanted to help him because he definitely looked lost, so she asked him where he lived. He said that he doesn’t have a home, nowhere to go, and that’s why he spent last two days in that park without any food. My grandmother took him in and raised as his own son. My mother became his sister. Even I saw him, but I was then so little and I really don’t remember him anymore. Just from my mother’s stories. Few months after he began to live with my grandmother, he told her about that he came from a different world. But he didn’t tell how he came here. When my grandmother and my mother asked him about that, he looked scared and didn’t want to tell any details. So they stopped asking…

She paused for a moment. We kept quiet.

– Everything was fine until he disappeared one day. – Grandmother Lisa continued. – My grandmother and my mother were so worried. They looked for him everywhere, but couldn’t find him. Two days later my mother found a letter, which Romuald wrote before he left. I still have it here. My mother gave it to me before she died. I will show it to you.

She got up, opened a drawer and took out an envelope. Then she came to me and gave me the letter. Before I read it, grandmother Lisa said:

– We didn’t have a word from him after that. But only he knew about our world and our traditions and about us, so if now people in your world know about us, it must be somehow from him. So good to know that Romuald is fine and managed safely to go back to your world. – She smiled for a second. It looked like she smiled to herself then. – But unfortunately I really don’t know how he went back. There is nothing about that in this letter. I’m sorry that I disappointed you Sara… You probably expected something more from me… Unfortunately I can’t help you more… I’m sorry… But at least we know already that it’s possible somehow for you to go back.

– Thank you very much for everything. – I said quickly. – It was so helpful.

I opened a letter and read it:

“Dear mother,

Thank you for everything you did for me. You were always my mother and you will always be my mother in my heart. Thank you. I found a way home to my world. I’m so happy about that. I was happy with you and Mary but I need to go back. I’m sorry that I’m writing it in this letter. I just know that it would be very hard for me to tell you this straight and leave then… I’m so sorry… I hope you and Mary could forgive me. I will always remember what I’ve seen here and how nice you all were to me. I’m sure I’ll tell about you and your world to the people in my world. Thank you one more time for all the love I got from you, mother, and from Mary.

I will always remember you and Mary,


I gave this letter back to grandmother Lisa. I surely felt disappointed, but I tried not to show it to grandmother. She was so nice and really wanted to help me and I didn’t want to make her feel bad. She smiled to me and hugged me. Then she hugged Sofia and Elsa too.

– Let’s make this day fun! – She said. – I thought that we all could go to the Magnolia Blossom Park. What would you say girls?

We quickly agreed and got ready to go. We took a bus and a half an hour later we were in the park. This park was amazing, so beautiful. I made some pictures.

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Sofia met there her school friend, Morgan. She visited her aunt in Willow Creek. They sat together and talked.

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Elsa and I met a new friend, Alexander Goth, and we all played for a while on the playground. Grandmother Lisa rested for a moment while we played.

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After one hour we went to another part of the park and sat together and talked about everything. We talked about school, Sofia told about boys from her school too, about a holiday which was going to be after two months and other things. We had so much fun and didn’t even notice that time went so fast and it was already evening.

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We went home and grandmother suggested that we all could go to sauna to relax a little before sleep, so we did that. We really enjoyed our time together.

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Soon after that grandmother Lisa went to her bedroom and we decided to watch a movie in our bedroom. We watched “The Adventures of Spaceship Simulation”. It was a funny movie.

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I thought about what I heard that day and about that letter which I read. Romuald’s story was weirder than mine. Why he was so scared to tell how he came to this world? And how he managed to go back? Those questions stayed in my head. But I knew one thing, I needed to find answers for them!