this is what you interent cool kids might call a 'fail'.
△May 13th-Everyone is cycling to the edge of Wonderland to visit the beach! Bring pyjamas as we will be camping out over night.
I'm cycling slowly and leisurely when Marcus comes up to me on his bike, slamming into mine and making dumb 'vrrrm' noises.
'What age are you?' I shout dodging him.
He laughs and sticks his tongue out ironically. Paulie comes up behind him and tries to clip his wheels with a stick but Marcus notices and the two boys cycle off playing stupid games. I shake my head as Aaron speeds past me. I look behind around me. I see Call alone.
'Call?' I call to her.
She looks up solemnly.
I wonder where Owen is. I also wonder where Alistair is. I haven't seen him since we left him with the white queen and she won't let me in to visit at all.
We arrive and the beach and it's just starting to get hot out. I help put up tents and then head straight for the water. I run in in my bikini. The water is cool as it rushes up the shore. I walk in until it's past my chest. Some others have starting adventuring in but I ignore them and take some time to myself to be alone with the sea.
That night I'm asleep in the tent with Marcus. I'd been restless all night. I felt like the sea was calling to me. I get up and take my night gown off. I unzip the tent which wakes Marcus up.
'Hey, what's going on?'
He smiles at me. I exit the tent and walk towards the sea. It lures me in. I can feel Marcus behind me. I'm running into the water. I turn around and look at all the tents. I see Marcus taking off his shirt to get into the water with me. I'm ducked under the water, except for the top off my head. He looks ungraceful, reluctant to enter the cold water so late at night but enticed my by beckoning expression.
△May 14th-Pack up your tent and cycle on home, everyone returns from the beach today.
'Last night was fucking awesome.'
I smile but say nothing. He leans over me.
'Hey Ondine, what's with the not talking. It's not at all like you!'
I think about it.
'I feel at home. The sea is so calming.'
My voice sounds wrong. It's soft, smooth and relaxed, not hyper and sharp. Marcus just shakes his head kisses my nose. I don't leave the tent for awhile, feeling upset at having to leave this beautiful place.
△May 15th-Today it has cooled down a little and all the girls and guys are going on a horse-back riding trip around Wonderland.
'My horse is lying down and it's eyes are closed but horses aren't supposed to sit down because the sleep standing up, or do they? What if it was too hot and maybe it didn't get enough water-'
'Shhh' Ophelia pats my shoulder.
She hops onto her horse as does Lartella. I walk into the stable with tears in my eyes.
'Wake up Puss!' I whsipered. She suddenly sneezes and stands up. I cheer with delight and tell the other girls. It's clear they aren't sure what I'm saying but the understand when I ride out on Puss. We ride all over Wonderland. A sadness passes over me when we pass the White Queens but I convince myself that Alistair is fine in there, just recovering. Arrow to the chest, nothing like a good rest won't heal...