picture to go with a fic that Abbie wrote for our little beta kids cosplay group (including Rose and Shauna :D)
In the Land of Glow and Oceans, the vast stretch of luminous water seemed to go on for miles, lighting up the eternally night-bound world. Scattered around like freckles were small islands barely big enough for a small civilisation, with the waves of bright yellow licking at their edges. Then, suddenly, a portal appeared in the sky. Not long after it had appeared, Brittany fell from it. Down, down, down, only then she realised she didn’t consider how she would land safely on the ground. Her long Slytherin scarf flew behind her through the wind the faster she fell. From the other side of the monitor, Abbie panicked and frantically searched for a means of saving her. In the end, she was able to move Brittany’s bed just above the surface of the water and held it there to catch her fallen companion.
Unfortunately, Brittany just bounced off of the bed into the ocean below and hit the water with a splash.
She flailed for a moment to stay afloat and make sure her glasses were still in place before building up momentum to swim to a rock. She crawled onto the surface and spluttered, coughing up luminous liquid which had gone up her nose in the impact. “Ugh…” She groaned. It had too much in common with glowstick fluid, which everyone knows shouldn’t be swallowed.
A bleep came from her sylladex. Sitting up, she retrieved her laptop, thankfully unscathed from being protected in the capture card. Abbie had been ferociously sending her requests for a Skype call.
Brittany clicked ‘accept’.
“OH MY GOD BRITTANY! ARE YOU OKAY??? I though the bed would catch you but you bounced off and I was so worried!”
“I’m fine, I’m fine,” Brittany reassured Abbie, her high pitched squeak that took over her voice whenever she was scared piercing the air. She took off her glasses and tried to shake the droplets from the lenses before replacing them.“Just a little soaked in this weird glowy stuff.”
“Is it safe?”
“Well,” She frowned a little at how her skin was getting a glow to it. “I haven’t died yet and it doesn’t feel like it’s eating away at my skin or anything. I’m just glowing.”
Abbie still wasn’t convinced. “The only glowing stuff I know is radioactive or something…”
“Well if my hair starts falling out in clumps, I’ll let you know.” Brittany said, wringing some of the glowing water from her hair. “I’m gonna look around for a little while, I’ll message you if I find anything.”
“Yeah, cool. I’m going to try and see if I can figure out what all the noise from upstairs is. I hope the imps haven’t got it… Laters!” As quick as she had logged on to the chat, her status went offline and she left.
Brittany stood up, closing the laptop and clasping it under her arm. For the first time since she’d fallen from the sky, she properly took in her surroundings. The luminous ocean seemed to stretch out endlessly, with only small grey islands dotting the horizon. Closest to her was a cluster of them and, if she squinted enough, she could make out houses built on each one and bridges connecting them up as an on-sea village.
A perfect place to get started, she grinned to herself. Slipping the laptop back into her sylladex, she paced backwards before making a running leap for the stepping stones near. Thankfully, the grips on her shoes were good enough to stop her sliding backwards into the ocean again so she would stay dry on her journey to the next step in her adventure.