SORRY! I know I haven't updated in a week! I was in California…ON THE WARNER BROTHERS TOUR!! IT WAS AWSOME! I bought a Marvin The Martian bag, earrings, and key chain! By the way thanks for all the great reviews guys! YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY! This is my last chapter so PLEASE review! ENJOY!
"Is she alive?" Lilly heard a small girls voice ask.
"She can't be dead! See, she's breathing!" She heard a boy answer.
"Look! She's waking up!" Lilly slowly opened her eyes. She saw many tiny children standing over her. She suddenly shot up from where she stood. She put her hand s on her face realizing where she was.
"KIDS!" She shouted excitedly. "Boy, am I glad to see you guys!" She said as she got down to their level and hugged them all.
"Are you okay Lilly?"
"Yeah where have you been?"
"It's a long story, but…
"There you are!" She heard a voice shriek with anger. She looked up to see none other then Madame Brochy looking angrier then she ever had before.
"So…you thought just because you were turning 18 soon, you could leave EARLY! Well you thought wrong!" She said storming up to her.
"So where have you been?!" Lilly only stood there, and said nothing.
"ANSWER ME!" She still said nothing. Suddenly she felt Madame Brochy's cold hand come up against her cheek, knocking her to the floor. The kids scurried back scared. Lilly looked up at Madame Brochy with hatred in her eyes.
"Ohhh, if you think you've been in trouble before you're wrong!" Lilly could feel it growing inside her.
"I'm going to teach you the meaning of the word trouble. You and ALL of these little brats!" The anger continued to grow.
"And when I'm done with you…you'll be nothing but a sick little coward…begging that you'd never been born…just like all the other kids." And with that Lilly stood up, and punched Madame Brochy right in the face, sending her across the room, and knocking over a desk. The children gasped, and then there was a moment of utter silence. Soon though they heard the rustling of chairs, and Madame Brochy popped up from behind the desk.
"You'll pay for that…you little…UUHH!" She screamed. "How dare you…"
"HOW DARE ME?!" Lilly shouted sending a small shiver through Madame Brochy.
"You for the past four year have made my life a living nightmare! You've hit me, you've frightened me, you've even left me without food a few times, and you say 'how dare you'? Well…now you can't stop me Brochy, because I'm going do what I should have done a long time ago…I'm calling the cops!" Lilly went for the nearest telephone. Madame Brochy quickly grabbed a chair throwing it at her. She fell to the ground, wincing at the pain in her face and arm.
"Don't you see…you're helpless." Madame Brochy said as se walked up to Lilly looking down at her.
"You're an orphan…you're weak, worthless, and…alone."
"No she's not!" Suddenly several of the orphans charged at Madame Brochy
"What the…" They pushed her back into a chair-spinning chair
"Quick get the tape!" A blonde girl shouted. A little black haired boy pulled out the tape placed in on the chair while three other children began to spin her around. Lilly stood up and watched in amazement as Madame Brochy was taped to the chair.
"STOP IT!" Brochy shouted. "STOPE IT RIGHT NOW YOU LITLE MONSTERS!" But the children only laughed, as did Lilly. Finally they stopped spinning her, and the children stepped back and admired their work. Brochy tried to get up, but was truly trapped in the chair.
"WHY YOU LITTLE…I'LL GET YOU FOR THIS!" Lilly ripped off a piece of tape.
"YOU'LL SEE I'LL CALL MY ATTOURNEY! YOU'LL ALL BE ON THE STREETS YOU'LL…" But she was silenced as Lilly place the piece of tape over her mouth.
"Put a cork in it Brochy!" She said.
"Hmmmhmhmhmhhhmm!" Was all they could now here come out of the woman's mouth.
"I'm great! I'm so proud of you guys! You guys just did something that took me four years to do. You stood up to this witch!"
"Only cause you did Lilly!" One kid said. Lilly smiled, truly proud of every single one of them.
"Now there's just one more thing we gotta do…" Lilly walked over to the phone, and dialed 911.
"Hello operator? Get me the police…"
An hour later, there were four police cars outside. Two police men were taping off the orphanage, two were getting Madame Brochy, and one was taking a report.
"I'll get you Lilly Cunningham! I'll-"
"Get in the car!" One of the policemen said as he tried to push her in. Meanwhile another policeman was talking to Lilly and the kids.
"So kids did she physically and emotionally abuse you."
" Yeah! She pushed me over last week! I still have the bruise." A little blonde girl said.
"Thank you kids. Umm Miss. Cunningham... Could I speak to you for a moment…alone?"
"Yes, of coarse. Guys why don't you go wait over there."
"Okay Lilly." And with that they all moved toward the police cars, as they watched Madame Brochy scream inside the car.
"So what's going to happen to her?" Lilly asked.
"Oh, her! Don't worry…with the evidence we have we could put her away for at least 10-15 years. You won't be seeing her for a long time."
"That's good. And what about the kids?"
"The kids? Don't worry about them either. We'll take them to another orphanage. It's about 50 miles from here, but it's a real nice place. I know the lady who runs it personally. She'll take good care of them. They'll get good homes…but I'm sorry to say that I can't help you Miss.Cunnigham. Your officially 18 so your on your own. I am very sorry."
"I'll be alright…it's the kids that matter."
"May I ask where you'll go?"
"Oh…I'll find somewhere." Suddenly Lilly thought of something.
"Officer…may I ask you something?"
"Well…let's say you had to choose between a place you knew very well, and where you had been born but there was nothing there for you, and a place that…maybe you knew nothing but it seemed…perfect to you."
"Well Miss don't you think 'perfection' is overrated."
"Well I mean the place has flaws, and so do the people…and other beings, but the flaws are what make it perfect, an when your there it feels right, you feel like anything is possible there, you have…a really good friend there. What would you choose?"
"Well miss…I don't really think that's much of a choice."
"Thank you officer…I think I know where I'm going to go. I'm going to say goodbye to the kids." Lilly walked over to the group of small children.
"Hey guys! I just talked to the officer, and he told me he's going to take to another orphanage that's much better then this."
"What about you Lilly?"
"Why don't you come with us?"
"Well guys…I can't. I have to…I have to go somewhere else."
"Is it far from here?"
"You might say that…"
"Will we ever see you again?"
"Maybe…I don't know. But when I'm gone you guys have to look after one another. But I want you all to remember what I told you. The people you love know matter where they are, their always with you. I'll always be with you guys. And I'm so p-proud of all of you…" She said holding back tears. She gave each of the children one hug.
"Come on kids, get in the car's." The officer said. "Were taking you to the other orphanage." The group looked at Lilly, and suddenly a little girl made her way through the crowd. It was Julie.
"Goodbye Lilly." She said. Lilly looked at her for a moment before lowering down and giving her one extra hug, then she stood up.
"Goodbye kids, and…good luck." And with that they all got into the cars. Lilly watched as they drove off into the distance, and she just kept on watching until she couldn't see them anymore. Then she quickly ran towards the orphanage. She went under the yellow tap, and through the closed doors. She ran into the living room and knelt down in front of the T.V.
"Oh please work." She said as she turned it on.
"And tomorrow we'll have scattered showers…" She heard the weatherman say.
"No." She said brining her knees to her chest as she began to cry.
"And the temperature will BEOOOO…" Suddenly thought the T.V. began to make strange noises. Lilly looked up again to see the same swirl.
"Uhhh." Marvin sighed as he sat in his large chair. K-9 laid by his feet sighing as well.
"Is there anything I can get you Commander?" X-25 asked with a hint of sadness in her voice as well.
"No X-25. There is nothing you can get me." He said as he only sagged more into his chair.
"It isn't your fault X-25…it's just…it's probably for the best." He said. Suddenly X-25's monitor went blank.
"X-25? Are you alright?" He said as he jumped out of his seat. Using her electric claw she turned Marvin around, and he couldn't believe the sight that met his eyes. There…right there in the doorway stood Lilly.
"L-Lilly?" He asked not really trusting his own eyes. Lilly gulped as she took a step closer to him.
I…I've heard it's said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are lead to those who help us most to grow
If we let them…and we help them in return
Well I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because…I knew you
She stepped closer to him.
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Half way through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But…because I knew you
I have been changed…for good
She continued to step closer to him.
It well may be
That we will never meet again in this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have rewritten mine
By being my…friend
Like a ship blown from it's mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a sky bird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But…because I knew you
Because I knew you
I have been changed for good
And just to clear the air I ask forgiveness
For the things I've done you blame me for
But then I guess we know there's blame to share
She was now standing in front of him.
And none of it seems to matter ANYMORE!
Like a ship blow from it's mooring
By a wind off the sea!
Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood!
Who can say…if I've been changed for the better?
I do believe I have been changed for the better
And…because I knew you
Because I knew you
Because I knew you
I have been changed…for good
There was a moment of silence as Lilly and Marvin looked at each other.
"Umm…we'll just leave." X-25 said as she and K-9 move out of the room. There was still silence between the two. Finally Lilly spoke.
"I-I remembered the rest of the song."
"I…I can see that." Marvin said still can't believing it was her.
"I…I thought you went back to your dimension." He said finally comprehending it.
"I did…and you know what I stood up to Madame Brochy, just like you told me to Marv. You were right!"
"Well…I thought you wanted to stay there." He said almost a bit angry now trying to cover up his feelings.
"Well…Marvin I thought you would be happy to see me."
"Well I guess…you thought wrong didn't you!" Lilly looked shocked for a moment, but then her look turned to one of anger.
"I come here and bear my heart and soul, and you just act like ah…like a JERK!"
"Oh a jerk am I? Well at least I have the ability to make up my mind about staying in one place!" Marvin said.
"Well I- UH! You know what just forget it! I don't need you!"
"Well good! Because I certainly don't need you!"
"I just came here to tell you how much I hate you!"
"Well I despise you just as much! If not, more!"
"WHY CAN'T YOU BE DECENT FOR EVEN ONE SECOND?"
"WHY DON'T YOU GO BACK TO THE DIMENSION YOU CAME FROM!"
"WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO BACK TO MARS!"
"WHY DON'T YOU JUST STAY HERE WITH ME!"
"WHY DON'T YOU…what… what did you just say?" Lilly asked calming down.
"I-I said…I said why don't you stay here with me." Lilly could only stand there. She had no words to say.
"L-Lilly I know that we only met a few days ago, but you have in those few days become the… the best friend I have ever had. And I know that this spaceship isn't exactly a home, and K-9 and X-25, and I aren't your real family, but…perhaps we could learn to be." Lilly still just stood there and didn't say anything. Her eyes still wide with shock.
"Aren't you going to say anything?" Marvin asked. She still said nothing. Marvin lowered his head.
"I…I understand." Marvin said he began to walk out of the room, when suddenly he was jumped on. He rolled across the floor and against the wall, only to find Lilly on top of him.
"OH MARVIN! YOU'RE THE GREATEST! COME HERE YOU!" She said pulling his helmet off giving him a noogie. He quickly jumped up though pulling his helmet back on.
"Lilly! Control yourself!"
"S-Sorry." She said, but she saw a smile come up upon his face. He turned to her and gave her a huge hug.
"I can't believe this is happening." Lilly said.
"Nor can I!" Marvin said.
"Oh Marvin it's going be so GREAT! We'll stay up late, I'll make smoothies, we'll play the piano all the time, OH I can practice my singing, we'll go on the hover board together, we'll…" Lilly only continued to list the activities as X-25 and K-9 were in front of the doorway.
"K-9…I have a feeling this is going to be very interesting…" X-25 said. And so concludes our wonderful story!
"So what did you kids think of the story?" Lilly asked the little Martian children.
"It was awesome!" One shouted.
"Yeah especially when you kicked the bad guys butt!" Another said.
"Did you really fight a giant scorpion?" A little Martian girl asked.
"Yeah, and did you really come from another dimension?"
"Alright kids that's enough questions for Lilly." An older woman said. "After all it's only a story…right miss Lilly."
"Of coarse it's only a story." Lilly said as she winked at the children. Suddenly she looked at the clock, and realized what time it was.
"Oh man! I'm sorry but I really have to go!"
"Alright well kids what do we say to miss Lilly for coming to story time?"
"Thank you Lilly!" All the children said in unison.
"NO PROBLEM!" She said as she ran out of the building. She quickly jumped on her hover board, and flew away from the building with 'ORPHANAGE' in big letters on the front. She flew up to a giant spaceship, and pressed in the code to get in. But the moment she entered, she was met by Marvin who was holding a bucket of water, and a mop.
"Sorry I'm late Marv…story time kind of flew by."
"Well none the less we have to get your new room clean so you can move into it!"
"Okay, okay, no need to get all uptight Marv." Marvin only rolled his eyes, and began to walk down the hall.
"HEY MARV!" Lilly shouted.
"What is it?" Marvin said as he turned around. Suddenly he could feel cold water all over him. Lilly giggled as she held the bucket in her hand. Suddenly though she could feel cold water on her body. She looked up to see Marvin holding another bucket. He had a smug grin on his face, and a raised brow.
"Oh no you didn't!" Lilly said as she grabbed the scrubber.
"I'm going to scrub the rest of your face off!" Lilly said running towards him.
"Only if you can catch me!" Marvin said as he too began to run. They chased each other with buckets of water and scrubbers, and laughed the entire time. Both of them could not remember the last time they had EVER been this happy. And inside Lilly's locket there was the same picture of her family. Her mother, her father, and herself, all the same, but now there was a new picture inside the locket as well. In that picture was Marvin and Lilly together. It was with out a doubt her favorite picture.
"Well that's all fo…"
"WAIT! Sorry Porky I don't mean to interrupt but is the writer out there by any chance?"
"Uh yeah…I'm here Lilly."
"Are you ending the story?!"
"Well uh…yeah…is there a problem with that?"
"UH YEAH! HELLOOOO! An 18-year-old girl from another dimension is moving into a spaceship with a cartoon Martian, a talking computer, and a green dog. This just screams SERIES!"
"You really think so?"
"Well…I guess it could be. Let's ask the audience. Guys should I make this story into a series or not?"
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