**I DO NOT OWN ANY CHARACTERS FROM LAW AND ORDER: SVU (THEY BELONG TO DICK WOLF) NOR DO I OWN ANY CHARACTERS FROM THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA (THEY BELONG TO C. S. LEWIS)**
Everyone looked at me with a weird expression.
"You're home?" Munch question, adding emphasis on home.
I opened my mouth to shout "Yes!" but snapped it shut. My eyes shifted from Munch to the trees. My eyes continued to dart around from one tree to the next. Something wasn't right. It was quiet; too quiet.
"Cami," I heard my mother calling, "what is going on?"
I turned to her.
"I'm not really sure," I answered sheepishly.
"What do you mean?" Cragen asked.
"What is going on?" Elliot asked.
I was just about to answer everyone's question when I heard a twig snap.
"Shhh!" I warned everyone.
Everyone drew out their gun and I panicked.
"No!" I shouted only loud enough for them to hear me.
"What?" my mom asked puzzled.
"You can't use your guns here!" I explained.
My mom continued to grasp her weapon in her hand.
"What do you mean?" she shrieked impatiently.
I was about to answer when I heard another twig snap.
"Quick," I whispered, "behind that bush."
While everyone walked over to the bush, I continued to stand where I was.
"Cami!" my mom called.
I turned to her and the others and nodded.
"Go," I said. "I'll be fine."
"Cami," my mom warned. Even though I said I would be fine, I knew my mom wouldn't listen.
"Mother!" I hissed headedly, "please trust me; I know what I'm doing."
My mom's gaze softened and she nodded her head letting me know that even though she didn't approve, she would trust me. When I knew that everyone was hidden safely, I walked a little distance to find the source of the noise. Suddenly, I was thrown onto my back. I heard my mom run out from behind the bush.
"Stay where you are!" she shouted.
I lifted myself off of the ground and turned slightly to see everyone pointing their weapon at my attacker. I turned back around and gasped. There, in front of me, stood a centaur with his sword pointed at me.
"Who are you?" his voice bellowed.
I raised my head and locked eyes with him.
"I am High Queen Cami of Narnia," I answered boldly, "married to High King Peter the Magnificent."
I was expecting him to keep the sword pointed at me (after all, how would be know I was really the High Queen) but I was shocked when he lowered it.
"My apologizes your Majesty." he bowed. "Your return has been most anticipated."
I was about to ask him what he meant when I remembered that my mom was behind me. I got up from the ground and walked over to her.
"Mom," I said, "you need to give your gun to me."
"Cami," my mom started.
"Mom," I said, "there is no time to explain. Right now, we need to move."
She looked over my shoulder to the centaur that was standing behind me.
"Everything is going to be ok," I reassured her.
She looked back at me and sighed. I reached my hand out and she hesitantly gave me her weapon.
"Detective," I heard Cragen say.
"That goes for all of you," I said.
Munch, Fin, Elliot, and Cragen all exchanged a look before turning their attention to me.
"Please?" I begged.
Cragen sighed. "You promise to explain what is happening?"
I smiled. "Promise."
Cragen nodded his head and handed me his weapon. Then, Elliot, Fin, and Munch handed me theirs as well.
"Thank you," I said before turning away. I walked away from the group and buried the guns. Then, I placed my hand over the dirt pile and spoke.
"In a peaceful land such as Narnia, such destructive weapons are not needed."
When the light from the palm of my hand disappeared, I stood back up and walked over to the centaur.
"How long has it been since I reigned over Narnia with my husband?" I asked him.
I could feel my mom's eyes on me and I knew that she was confused about the whole situation; not just her but everybody.
"1300 years," came the centaur's reply.
I closed my eyes and bit my bottom lip. 1300 years later and this is what Narnia has become; silent and still? I opened my eyes and looked at the centaur.
"I think it's time you told me what was happening."
He bowed. "Of course, but first we need to take you to safety. The others are waiting."
I shifted my position. "What others?"
"The Kings and Queens of Old," he replied, "along with Prince Caspian the Tenth and fellow Narnians."
I swallowed the lump that was in my throat.
Peter. My one and only love was here. I took a quick breath and shook my thoughts. As much as I wanted to see Peter, I needed to know what was going on.
"A gathering?" I questioned.
The centaur shook his head. "Not quite, your Majesty. A battle is near."
"Cami?" I heard my mom ask.
I jumped at the sound of her voice. I forgot that anyone else was there. I turned around and looked at everyone. I started to grow worried as I thought about this battle. I can understand why I was called back but why my mom and her coworkers? I guess those are questions that will have to be answered later. Instead of answering my mom, I turned back to the centaur.
"What of Aslan?" I asked.
The centaur lowered his head. "We haven't seen him since the day you left."
This wasn't good; not good at all. There was a battle forming and no one had seen from Aslan; so many unanswered questions and such little time. My thoughts began to drift from this knew information to Peter.
I gasped. "Take me to the others."
The centaur nodded and stretched out his hand.
"No," I said. "I shall walk."
"It will be at least a two day journey," he informed me.
"That's fine," I said.
The centaur examined the people behind me before turning around.
"What now?" Elliot asked.
"We follow," I said as I started to walk.
I took deep breaths as I walked behind the small group of Narnian soldiers'. There was so much happening at one time. However, the only thing I cold think about was being reunited with my husband.