|Life On The Run
Author: Gabrielle Addison PM
With the baby, the three take off on a journey. Finding old & new friends. Check inside for more.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,413 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11-19-06 - Published: 11-06-06 - id: 3232780
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CHAPTER SIX: Perished
The next morning, Klaus, Quigley and Duncan cleaned up and were off to work.
"Bye…Violet." Quigley said quietly. "Umm…" He stopped. He quickly kissed her on the cheek and blushed. He turned around and ran to catch up with the two boys.
"Oh…" Isadora teased. "I see how it is. Give me details!"
"What are you talking about?" Violet asked.
"Oh don't play dumb! Quigley!" Violet blushed.
"What's there to tell?"
"Oh c'mon." Violet shrugged.
"You love him?" Isadora asked. Violet glanced at Isadora.
"Umm… Sunny, uh, real…really needs to go to school." Isadora smiled and laughed a bit.
"Nice change of subject." Isadora joked.
"I try." Violet said chuckling.
"Well, Vi, Sunny can't go to school." Isadora said.
"We'll get her to a school. But no—"
"Baby Blues Pre!" Sunny yelled.
"Baby Blues Pre?" Isadora asked.
"That was the preschool Sunny went to before…everything." Violet answered. "Sunny, you're a big girl now. You can't go to a preschool."
"Vi, she's only three…" Isadora added. "She was in preschool for what, a week?"
"Miss. Sarah!" Sunny exclaimed, rocking the baby in her arms. Violet sighed. "Please, Violet!! Miss. Sarah! Daycare!"
"But what do we say about our mum and dad?" Violet asked. Sunny was quiet for a moment.
"The truth. They…perished… Tell Miss. Sarah we are living with foster family!" The young toddler exclaimed. Violet sighed.
"Okay…" She said.
"Yay!" Sunny yelled. Violet sighed and grabbed Sunny's hand. She pulled her up and swung her around her hip.
"Fine. Sunny, let's go. Isadora, hold Beatrice and follow. We have to be quick." She looked around the corner and shuffled down the street. Isadora followed carefully.
After some time…
"Baby Blues Pre. Well, this is it." Violet said. She told Isadora to wait outside and she opened the door.
"Is it..? Violet and Sunny Baudelaire!?" A lady yelled, extending her arms for a hug. She had extremely curly blonde hair with brown highlights. She had black, thick framed glasses that she pushed up constantly.
"Miss. Sarah!" Sunny yelled. They hugged and soon 'the' question arrived.
"How is the family? The parents and Klaus?" Miss. Sarah innocently asked.
"Klaus is fine…But…uh… Our parents…" Violet started, recalling the very day. She was silent for a few moments. "Oh, I'm sorry. Umm… Our parents perished in a fire about a year ago…" Miss. Sarah's eyes widened, and then saddened.
"I'm so sorry…" After a long moment of silence, Violet spoke up on the reason they were there.
"Miss. Sarah, we were looking to enroll Sunny…again. Our foster mother, uh, decided it was best."
"Oh, then why didn't she just come along so I could meet her?" Miss. Sarah exclaimed happily.
"Oh," Violet chuckled, "well, she had to work. I'm sure you'll meet her some time!" Violet smiled nervously.
"Well, Sunny is always welcome here! You know, we still have her files so you don't have to fill anything out! Just drop her off here in the morning, and come get her by at the latest, five."
"Thanks. Sunny," She asked, "ready to stay here?" Sunny nodded eagerly. Violet laughed. "Okay, have fun!" She waved goodbye and kissed Sunny on the forehead. "Don't worry…" She whispered in her ear. She smiled and walked out.
"So?" Isadora asked.
"Vi," Isadora said, grabbing Violet's arm. "What's wrong?" Violet looked down.
"N-nothing. She's...safe." She looked down the street. "Olaf's house…" She pointed.
"C'mon, let's check it out!"
"NO!" Violet yelled, grabbing Isadora. "No." She said sternly.
"Okay, okay. Loosen up." They walked back to their cave and ate some lunch. A few hours after being there, talking, enjoying what they had, they heard screams.
"Fire!" They heard someone yell. Violet's eyes widened.
"Vi, it isn't the restaurant or daycare center. Don't worry!" Isadora said reassuringly, feeding the baby.
"You can't be sure," Violet said standing up.
"Fire! Call someone! Get help!" Someone yelled. Violet started breathing heavily.
"Vi! Don't worry!"
"Oh my gosh! That's a daycare!" Someone shouted. Violet burst into tears. "There's little children in there!"