Prologue: The End and Next Page
Waiting, we can never escape it. Sometimes it's all we can do. It can be exciting, nerve racking, or annoying. Now here I am waiting outside a hospital room. My eyes never leaving the door across from me. Waiting...for any sign of hope. A tiny fracture of light, anything that will stop this torture.
"Miss Jewel?" I stood up and faced a nurse who just came up to me. I breathed heavily waiting for her to speak again.
"I'm sorry...she's gone..."
Then I realized I didn't want her to speak. I ran in the room and saw my friend lying on the bed, the monitor making no indication she was alive. I felt hot tears well up in my eyes and fall down my cheek. The nurse came up to me and placed a gentle hand on my shoulder.
"She left this for you. She said that only you were to have it." I reached out and took what she was holding and saw it was a necklace that she always treasured. With a note:
I'm sorry, but the doctors said that I'm not going to make it. You've helped me through these hard times and I'm glad we got to spend so much time together. You are my sister no matter what others say or think. So please, take the necklace and never lose it. I'll be with you as long as you wear it.
That wasn't her real name. She didn't have a last name, but she used mine. I closed my eyes and thanked the nurse in a whisper. I don't know if she heard me, but now I know that my friend is gone and I'm still here.
Days past and she's now in the ground. Many came to the funeral, but I was the last one left. It was sunny, ironically, and I wore a nice black dress, but I held the necklace tight in my hand. Wind brushed passed my light orange hair. I stared at her tombstone.
Sun of the Night
Every kid who knew her called her that. She always managed to make others smile. Especially me, it wasn't an easy thing, being left on a door step of a place full of kids. Though it was actually nice. After all, I met my sister there. We completed each other.
"Hi Georgia, I know you've already been gone a week, but I wanted to talk to you without prying eyes. I read you note, a lot, and loved it. I enjoyed our time together to, we made our lives special and the other orphans too. They miss you a lot too. I remember we watched Gravity Falls every time I came to the hospital to visit you. We would always find the Easter eggs and rewind it so the nurses could see. And now...well your gone...and I'll miss you. Now before I go, I'll put this on."
I finally out in the necklace she gave me. A golden chain with an emerald at the end. Simple but beautiful. I knelt down and placed a hand on the tombstone.
"I hope your happy wherever you are. I'll miss you." I whispered and I heard another voice.
"I wish my friend got a second chance."
My eyes widened and I looked around startled. Where did it come from? I then looked down and saw that the necklace was softly glowing green.
I felt a giant tug and the ground was no longer under me. A few seconds passed and then I was flung down at a shockingly fast speed. Everything became blurry then black.
I woke up to the sound of a bird chirping and a pain in my head. My eyes shot open and I gasped before sitting up and making sure I had all my limbs. Once I calmed down I sighed in relief and stood up.
"Where am I?" I wondered aloud and noticed I seemed to be in some sort of forest. Which was weird. Thankfully it was light out and I could see clearly. Then I noticed something. My clothes completely changed! Instead of a black dress, I now wore a yellow shirt with bell button jeans with nice white sneakers.
"Okay, this is weird!" I said and backed into a tree with a thud and rubbed my head. "Ow." I muttered. This was not how I saw my day going. I looked up and noticed that the tree was actually a host to an abandoned tree house.
"Huh, that's new." I said. Then heard rustling in the bushes. I turned around as a voice spoke.
"Could've sworn I heard something out here."
My eyes widened. "No way,...it couldn't be..." I gasped. Out of the bushed walked the one and only Soos. From Gravity Falls. He rubbed his head in confusion and noticed me.
"Oh hey dude! Are you lost?" He asked, my mouth just hung open and I was inhaling for a while.
"I um...words...not working...you...here...real...can't breath...dreaming...happening...what?..." Was all I managed to stutter out. Soon it became hard to stand. Soos then walked up to me.
"Whoa, you must've been through something. Come on, let's get you a place to sit down." He said and started leading me to the unknown. Meanwhile my mind was not functioning properly. I was walking with Soos, from the show Gravity Falls. And I was feeling his hands, so this wasn't a dream...Though I feel like I'm loosing my mind.
Then the one and only Mystery Shack came into my view. I didn't even have time to take it in, Soos lead me inside and I saw Stan Pines counting money and Wendy reading a magazine.
"Hey guys, look what I found." Soos said and Stan looked up. "Soos, what did I say about bringing guests here? If they don't have any money they can't stay." Stan grumbled.
"Sorry Mr. Pines. She was just in the woods all alone, pretty freaked out too." Soos said.
"...I'm in the...Shack...that's it...I'm hallucinating...ha! Yeah...I need to sit down..." I stuttered and felt my knees wobble and give out, but Soos caught me and Wendy was now paying attention.
"Whoa dude, you alright?" She asked as I felt my head.
"Uh...I have no idea what's going on...or how this happened..." I mumbled.
"Hey, hey, take a deep breath and tell us what happened." Wendy said calmly. I thought for a second, should I tell the, the whole truth? I couldn't Gravity Falls was a weird place, but not as weird as what happened to me. Finally I took a breath and started explaining.
"This is what I remember, I was at my friends funeral and was just talking to her grave when I blacked out. Next thing I know I, waking up in the woods..." I finished and Soos blinked confusingly.
"Huh, that is weird. Do you have someone you can call and pick you up? Mom, dad?" He asked I looked down and shook my head.
"No...I've been a orphan my whole life. Sad, I know but I've managed. My friend, Georgia, was like a sister to me before she died. Now it's just me." I said, trying not to sound sad. Soos and Wendy gave me sympathetic looks. Stan put down his money and placed a hand on my shoulder.
"Ah kid, that's rough to lose someone like that..." He said slightly gently. Then he smiled brightly. "Hey, why don't you work here at the Mystery Shack? You can help Wendy and Soos around, and you'll earn your own money. What to ya say?" He asked reaching his hand out for me. I took it and stood up.
"Sounds like a plan." I said, shaking a hand which sealed the deal. I couldn't help but think that he was reminded about how he lost Ford when I mentioned Georgia.
"So, where are you going to stay?" Soos asked and I thought for a moment. "I have a place in mind." I said, smirking slightly.
"Huh, not the choice I thought you would take." Soos said. I lead him and Wendy back to the treehouse that I found when I first woke up. It was in pretty good shape and close to the Shack.
"Well, I've always liked them, plus it's only temporary." I said and started climbing up, followed by Wendy. We reached the top and I swept out a few branches from the floor and they fell to the ground. It was a nice shape and I could defiantly fit a mattress up here. Plus the windows had boards that you could open and close.
"This is so cool. Hey you never mentioned your name." She said and I laughed, realizing I forgot to mention my name.
"You're right I haven't. Hi I'm Emily Jewel." I said reaching my hand out and she shook it. "Wendy Corduroy." She said and Soos popped up from the floor board.
"And I'm Soos!" He exclaimed and we laughed.
"Well, time to get started on this place...um you guys know where I could find a mattress, blankets, pillows, extra clothes..." I started listing stuff.
"Come on, you can use some of my clothes." Wendy said, heading down. "And my Abuelita will be happy to give you some blankets." Soos said and we climbed down.
"Thanks guys. Um...random question is school still on?" I asked and Wendy laughed. "No way, it ended about a week ago. It's like the middle of May now, why?" She asked. I shrugged.
"Just wondering. I'm still 15 so I kinda still want to go to school. It'll lead to a normal life." I said and Wendy nodded.
"I hear ya, but until then it's work, fixing the tree house, and you meeting my friends." Wendy said determinedly. I smiled and gave a thumbs up.
"Sounds like a plan, I can't wait to meet them." I said as we headed down the path.
I'm not sure how I got here, but to be honest it seems like a dream come true. I'm in Gravity Falls, the place and show. I'll live out my own adventures and maybe go through the series itself. And I can't wait!
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