“Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na…BatViv!” I yelled whilst running in the meadow with my bracelet activated. I decided to go back home after about 25 minutes of running. My energy levels were decreasing and I had no reason to be there anymore. Trinity went straight home after we got to the meadow.
When I arrived home my mother was making a fancy meal, which wasn’t normal so I knew something was going on. My father came from outside and set his coat down on the dining room chair. He looked tired, but smiled, as he always did, looking like he had no care in the world.
“How was your day Vivian?” my father asked.
“It was good.” I replied, trying not to spill my excitement on him, because if I did I would never be able to go to the meadow again.
“I was talking to Angel today, she said you barely talk to her anymore. Did something happen between you?” my father asked concerned.
“No, in fact, I was just heading over to her house before you came in.” I said and rushed to the door, I grabbed my bag and put on my sweater. I ran to Ang’s house and quietly walked up to her room. She was sitting at her desk drawing, as she usually did in the evenings.
“Ang” I whispered, trying not to wake her baby brother Axel who was sleeping next door.
“Viv? How did you get in? I haven’t seen you in forever.” She said.
“That doesn’t matter, I have to show you something. I’ve wanted to show you something for awhile, but I just couldn’t.” I said. She walked over to me and grabbed her bag and coat and walked with me to the front door.
“What you see today you will tell no one about, not your parents, not your other friends, not even Axel.” I said.
“Okay.” She said. I walked to the edge of the woods and waited by the entrance for comfort that no one would follow us. Ang followed closely behind me, frightened because she had never been in the forest. We got to the lagoon and Ang begged to sit because she couldn’t walk any further without rest, wimp. After a 15 minute break we started walking and got to the meadow around dusk. We didn’t have curfews, we grew out of them when we were 13. She sat on the grass and I laid down next to her.
“What’s so secretive about this place.” She asked. I sang the song of the meadow that called my friends who were nearby. Dani, Briar and Trin came out into view and sat next to me and stared at Ang.
“Who is she?” Briar said softly.