Susan leaned back against the stand with the magazine in her face. She noticed the boy next to her staring at her, so she tried to look as absorbed as ever.
"I've seen you," he finally broke the silence. "You go to the school across the road from mine. I see you sitting by yourself." "Yes, well, I like to be alone," she objected. "Me to," he stuttered. "What's your name?" "Phyllis." Why did I lie to him? I just couldn't bear it if he knew my real name……
"Susan! Come quick!" Lucy's shriek pierced her thoughts. Susan dropped the magazine and ran off, leaving a very confused boy behind her. What is it this time? She ran off across the street with Lucy leading the way.
"Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!" For some reason the only thing the crowd wanted was violence.
Peter aimed for the nose but missed. He looked up in the crowd. There was Susan. She looked at him, rolled her eyes and sighed. He disappointed her. How could he? The two boys grabbed his arms and pulled him back. She doesn't understand. I'm not a baby. I won't let them treat me like one.
"Edmund, no!!!" Lucy's terrified shriek pierced his thoughts. Right as one of the boys shoved him into the wall. Edmund came running down the stairs. Edmund jumped on one of them pushing him onto the floor. As he dove for the other one, the one he had already jumped on punched Peter in the stomach. Edmund gave him a blow to the nose.
Suddenly, a whistle was blowing fiercely. Peter didn't care. I can't let them get away! I can't let them fell like they won! Like I'm weak!
All the kids on the platform drew away quickly, but Peter couldn't to punch the boy. One of the officers grabbed him and the boys ran off smirking. Jerks, Edmund thought, furious that his brother had gotten into yet another fight. He was tired of solving his fights for him. Maybe next time he should let them beat him up. Maybe then he'd learn a lesson…
Edmund plopped down beside Peter. He didn't even thank me! I go and save his butt, and all he can do is be ungrateful! "You're welcome," Edmund said suggestively. "I had it sorted." Peter jumped up from his seat and looked at him angrily. Edmund rolled his eyes. I'll definitely let him get beaten up next time…
"What was it this time?" Susan looked at him. "He bumped me." "So you hit him?" Lucy was astonished. She had seen bad fights, but she had never known he could get this bad. "No, then he tried to make me apologize for bumping him. Then I punched him." Peter sounded like a 2 year old. "Really, Peter, how hard is it to walk away?" "I shouldn't have to. I'm tired of being treated like a kid!" Like that justifies him, Susan thought that's even worse. "We are kids!"
Peter came back and sat down. "Well I wasn't always. It's been a year. How long does he expect us to wait?" "Maybe it's time to accept the fact that we live here." Susan's own words pierced her heart. She loved Narnia, she herself couldn't understand why Aslan was making them wait so long.
She closed her eyes, trying to ease the stress of having Peter as her brother off her shoulders… Suddenly, she saw the warmest, most loving chocolate brown eyes she had ever seen. She couldn't make out much of the figure, but she saw a boy raising a horn to his lips…
Her eyes suddenly flashed open. That was her horn. She looked to the side. The ugly boy she had seen earlier was walking towards her. She looked around to face her siblings. "Pretend like your talking to me." "But we are talking to you." Edmund looked confused.
"Owwwwww!!!!" Lucy shrieked and jumped up. She pointed to Peter. "You pinched me!" "I didn't touch y- owww!" Peter jumped up and stood beside Lucy. "Don't you ever touch me!" He looked at Edmund with fierce hatred in his eyes. Edmund and Susan stood up. The train started moving faster and faster. "It- it feels like magic!" Lucy was delighted. "Quick, everyone take hands!"
The back of the train station slowly started to pull apart, and you could see flashes of blue behind the train. They tried harder and harder to look closer, trying to figure out what was going on. Nobody else seemed to notice as papers flew everywhere and metal was pulled off the back of the wall. The wind blew in their hair, and the train faded off into nowhere.
Everything was still as could be. They stood by the side of a cave. They slowly walked out. The sun was shining bright in their faces, glittering and reflecting off the beautiful ocean.
Susan and Lucy looked at each other. Was it? Was it Narnia? Huge smiles spread across their faces. They were back.
Susan and Lucy ran down the beach kicking off their shoes with Peter then Edmund running behind then. They yanked off their jackets and ran into the ocean.
Susan kicked up a splash and it hit Edmund in the face. It was so good to be back. Pure joy resided in their hearts. For a while longer, they splashed and played in the water, and by the time they were done, they were soaked.
Edmund stopped and looked up. "What is it Ed?" They all stopped and looked at him. "Where do you suppose we are?" he asked. "Where do you think?!" Peter shook his head with a huge smile on his face his brother could be absent minded sometimes……
"It's just, I don't remember any ruins in Narnia." Peter stopped smiling and looked up. There, on the hill, were castles and homes in ruin and destroyed. Where were they? He thought…. Or, what happened?