In Another Life

Chapter 1

Rude Awakenings

I stretch my body languidly, I'm tired, I don't want to get out of bed, but I know I have to get ready for school. I sit up and my head meets something solid.

"Ow!" I look up and my eyes go wide. If I didn't know any better, I would have sworn I was in a tent. A leather tent. Not very modern looking either. I glance

around almost frantically. A back pack is next to me… It's made of brown leather and is dirty. I'm covered by a woolen blanket. I rub the back of my head and my hair feels different from my usual straight hair. Instead it's almost more full, and soft… I lower my hand, instead of being barely past shoulder length it's longer… I pull it forward and I see a crimson red curtain fall past my shoulders.

I bite back a scream. I'm a brunette… Not a red – head. I look to my clothes. I'm wearing a light loose yellow shirt, I touch it and I can feel that my stomach is toned. That can't be right. I'm pudgy. I look to my hands, their as small as my normal ones, but my skin is pale, and my hands are more graceful looking.

Holding back waves of fright just barely I crawl over to the back pack and untie the strings holding it shut, I open it and begin searching, and I find a small mirror. I look into it… And scream.

I drop the mirror and back up, shivering from fright and the cold. I'm only wearing the shirt and lose shorts. And I know I fell asleep in flannel pajama's that night… I stop screaming when I hear a shout or two, voices, and movement. I jump as my tent flap is opened and a girl with short black hair looks in. "Miss Lina, what's wrong!"

"What?" my mind begins piecing things together and I crawl towards the opening quickly, brush by her and stand up, nearly crashing into a tall blond haired man. "Gourry!" I cry out, backing away from him quickly and I see a blue skinned man standing near the tent, sword drawn. It was Zelgadis.

I know them… Yet I don't. I know it's them somehow, but my mind refuses to acknowledge that YES they were there before my eyes.

"Oh my god…" I mutter weakly.

"Lina, what's wrong?" Zelgadis asks me, concern in his voice, he sheathes his sword.

I back away from Gourry's hand, he was reaching out to me to try and console me.

"Oh my god…" I whisper again, I take another step back. "You guys don't exist- - You're just a story-"

They all look to me almost horrified. That's when Xellos teleported in. "Miss Lina? Is something wrong?"

I had screamed when he appeared and my eyes traveled over the entire group, almost as horrified as they were (Minus Xellos of course).

"Excuse me, I'm going to faint now- -" I say, informing them weakly, almost kindly. As if, trying to excuse myself for having to leave early from a class.

My knees finally buckle and I collapse to the ground, gladly welcoming the nothingness of the dark.

Author Notes: This was written for creative writing. The assignment was that we write about 'A Day In The Life Of Someone I'd Like To Be'. Well she never said I had to be AWAKE for that day! GRINS Turns out she liked it. How bout you guys, what do you think of it? It's gonna be a short story (since I'm only allowed to be there one day… Anyway, tell me what you think!).