Hello all! And how is your day? Mine you ask? Well it is going surprisingly okay besides for the fact my pile of homework is bigger than Mt. Everest. Enjoy Part Deux.
Coraline woke up in the most comfortable bed she had ever slept in. She was so warm in it and never wanted to get up, but knew she had to. After looking around, Coraline was confused. This seemed close to her room, but very different in certain aspects. Her parents wouldn't have had her room changed up, and it would have taken longer than one night if they had. Another thought crossed Coraline's mind: What was that wonderful dream I had last night? She remembered that she went through a door into a world similar to her's. There she met someone that was very similar to her mother, creepily similar. Coraline decided that it was time to go downstairs to have some barely edible breakfast.
As soon as she was finished trudging down the steps, still half asleep, Coraline saw something she thought she would never see in her life. It was her mother, cooking, at the stove. Coraline was in so much shock, she just sat down at one of the chairs of the kitchen table and stared. Her mother was humming, that's weird, Coraline knew her mother never hummed anywhere. She thought nothing of it really until her mom turned around. Buttons. That was not her mother for sure.
"Good morning sweetie, I have breakfast ready for you." The Other-Mother trilled.
Coraline didn't know what to do, so she just nodded. What do you do when you have entered a land you thought you dreamed up? While she was thinking about this the Other-Mother had placed some food in front of her. There were waffles, French toast, toast, straw berries, and everything else she could think of that was a breakfast food. Coraline began to wonder how the Other-Mother was able to make all this food, but presently lost herself in some blue berry pancakes.
Once she was done eating the Other-Mother told her she had a surprise planned. Coraline did not like surprises, never did and never will. She was nervous, but followed the Other-Mother outside to the back yard. Nothing could have prepared her for what she saw. Back there was the most beautiful garden anyone could ever imagine. Coraline loved plants and was pretty sure there were flowers there that didn't normally exist. The Other-Mother showed Coraline around to the whole garden, until they came to a stop right in front of what looked like a huge Praying Mantis. She was told to hop on and did so, momentarily forgetting her fear of heights. That for which she was glad for because the garden was even better from up in the air.
The garden from a bird's eye view looked exactly like Coraline. The edge of the garden had all blue flowers to seem like her hair, with little pools for eyes, red bushes for her lips, and all the works. It was absolutely beautiful and the Other-Mother, after seemed like ages, called her down. Immediately Coraline felt herself being lowered to the ground. The second the mantis touched the earth Coraline jumped off it and ran over to the Other-Mother. She gushed her thanks, all the while wondering how the Other-Mother could do it. She just shrugged and said she did it out of love. Coraline's mind stopped right there. Love? She was not even sure of what the woman was. She decided to go with it none the less.
When they reached the house the Other-Mother excused herself and said she had to rest. Coraline went up to her surrogate room and began searching for something to do. She found a huge chest and whens she opened it up, it had burst with toys and books. Coraline was so enthralled by all the varieties she found. There were books on everything she liked: astronomy, biology, and gardening. Some of her toys were in the box too, although they were different, they were better and cleaner and… could move? She played with her toys for a while, before the Other Mother came in and told her it was time for bed. Coraline hopped in the bed and sighed at its warmth. She was snuggling the blankets when the Other Mother cleared her throat. Coraline looked up and saw that the Other Mother was holding a box. The box was green and striped pink, and well, looked almost menacing. The Other Mother sat down on the bed and put the box down right in front of Coraline. She didn't know what to do, so she assumed the box was for her. She grabbed it and saw the Other Mother tingle with excitement. Coraline opened the box and gasped, there were two, shiny black buttons.
"Sweetie, if you like you can have them in other colors," the Other Mother offered.
Coraline just watched as the buttons began to change colors. They went from blue to pink to raspberry to chartreuse to everything! Coraline was amazed at the buttons, she looked from the buttons to the Other Mother and back.
"If you do decide to have them a color, I may be jealous," the Other Mother expressed, jokingly.
"W-w-what are they for?" Coraline stammered, apparently quite nervous.
"Your eyes, silly!" the Other Mother exclaimed, laughing as if that was a very ridiculous question.
"You would sew them… into my eyes!" Coraline yelled.
"Oh trust me, it does not hurt a bit," the Other Mother waved it off, "Well, I'll just let you sleep. Goodnight."
Coraline could barely sleep at first. Sew buttons, into her eyes? It seemed absolutely crazy. There had to be a catch, there always was. She wasn't as scared as she thought she should be. She was having a nice time here, and the Other Mother was a great cook. Unlike her father, who just made some unrecognizable slop. Her parents. She hadn't even thought about them the whole time she was there. Coraline wondered how they were before gliding into a blissful dream about some dragons that were having a tea party, silly dragons.