H2O Just Add Water Chapter 7
It's early in the morning and I'm in bed. My phone goes off and I jump up to answer it. "Lewis," I said. "It's 7:30 in the morning."
"I want you to come to the beach now." Lewis said.
"Why?" I asked. "Can't it wait till later?"
"It's really important." Lewis answered.
"Just give me some time to get ready." I said.
"And call the girls too." Lewis said.
"I will." I said. I hang up and dial Rikki, Bella, and Emma's cell.
"What's up?" They all asked.
"Lewis wants us to go to the beach now." I said.
"Now?" Rikki asked. "I'm still in bed."
"I was too until my cell went off." I responded. "I think it's really important."
"I'll meet you there." Bella said.
"Me too," Emma said.
"Do you think that we should call Chrissie about this?" Bella asked.
"Probably," I answered. "I'll call her right now."
"Bye," The girls said. They hung up their phones.
I hang my phone up and call Chrissie. "Yeah?" Chrissie asked tiredly while standing up.
"I want you to come to the beach." I said.
"This early?" Chrissie asked.
"Yep," I answer. "It's important."
"I'll be there as soon as possible." Chrissie said. "I'll let Lilly know to."
"Isn't that your little sister?" I ask.
"Yeah," Chrissie said. "Why?"
"Don't you think it's a little dangerous for her to go?" I ask.
"I forgot to tell you about the details of my camping trip to Mako the other day." Chrissie said. "I pushed Lilly in the moon pool."
"So, she one of us now too?" I ask.
"Yeah," Chrissie said. "I'll tell you more about that later." Chrissie is facing her bed and Lilly comes in with a glass of water and Chrissie falls on the floor.
"What was that?" I ask.
Chrissie turns around to face Lilly. "Just my sister pouring water on me," I said. "I'll meet you there soon."
"Alright," I said. "See you then."
"Bye," Chrissie said. Chrissie hung her phone up.
I'm still staring at Lilly with the empty glass in her hand. "Why?" I ask.
"Because I wanted to surprise you," Lilly said.
"Well, you surprised me alright." I said. "Would you be so kind as to hand me a towel?"
"Sure," Lilly said as she opened my door. Lilly came back with a towel in her hand and shut my door behind her.
I take the towel from her and start drying myself off. "Thanks but no thanks." I said.
"What do you mean by that?" Lilly asked.
"Thanks for getting me the towel but no thanks for getting me wet." I answered.
"Anytime," Lilly said. "Anytime."
"Meet me downstairs and get ready to go to the beach." I said.
"Why?" Lilly asked as she put the cup on my desk.
"Cleo says it's important." I answered.
Lilly went downstairs to wait for me since she was already dressed. Lilly sometimes gets up early, why? I don't know. I finally dry off, change, and go downstairs. "Dad," I said. "We're going to the beach."
"This early?" Dad asked.
"Yep," I said. "We want to get there before everyone else."
"Have fun." Dad said.
We rush to the beach and see a bunch of rocks on it. "What happened here?" I ask.
"These look like rocks from Mako Islands' volcano." Lewis said. "Wait, what are they doing here?"
"They're one of us." Cleo said.
"Right," Lewis said. "Well, we should get these rocks to Mako before anyone else sees them."
"You bought Will with you, Bella?" I ask.
"I thought he could help us out." Bella said. "Unless you have a problem with that."
"Not at all," I said. "Just wondering why is all."
"I should probably bring my boat to help you guys out." Will said. "I'll be right back."
"That's probably a good idea." Lewis said. "I'll be back soon."
Within no time Will and Lewis came back with their boats in front of us. Lewis bought some type of nets as well.
"Why the nets?" I ask.
"So you girls can help carry some rocks back too." Lewis answered.
"But won't they weigh us down?" I ask.
"Not if you carry a few at a time." Lewis answered. "I got enough nets for all of you. One for Cleo, Emma, Bella, Rikki, and these other two girls."
"Thanks." We all said while grabbing them.
"I don't think I should help out." Lilly said.
"Why not?" Cleo asked.
"I can help make these rocks become invisible." Lilly answered.
"How?" Cleo asked.
Lilly puts her hand out in front of the rocks and covers a decently long distance and comes back on the other side with her bubble power. While she did that I explained how we turned into mermaids to the guys. "Like that." Lilly said. The rocks were just far enough away from the water to where Lilly didn't get wet.
"Where'd the rocks go?" Lewis asked.
"You mean you can't see them?" Cleo asked.
"Not at all," Lewis answered. "They were right here, right?"
"I saw them too." Will said. "You girls will have to help us out to see them."
"Try stepping further." Lilly said. "You might be able to see them then."
"She's right." Lewis said.
It took us a good chunk of the day to finish this. "What time is it?" I ask as I pop my head out of the moon pool.
"It's about 1:30." Lewis said.
"I'm exhausted." I complained.
"Same," Lilly said.
"I still don't know how no one came by with us coming up a lot." Rikki said. "It was like there was something blocking the beach from anyone else entering."
"Yeah," I said. "That is strange." The whole place is filled with the rocks.
"This place seems a little empty with a few of the rocks gone." Cleo said while pacing back and forth.
"You said it." Bella said while standing next to Will.
"This place still has enough rock to make it feel at home, right?" Lilly asked.
"Not nearly enough." Emma said. "Some of the top is gone from the volcano but then again this place always feels like home."
"I wonder who did this." Rikki said while resting her head on the ledge of the moon pool with her arm under her chin. "I mean, it could have been done on purpose."
"It could have been done on accident too." I said.
"Yeah," Rikki said. "But we don't know for sure."
"She's right." Bella said. "We should keep an eye out and catch whoever did this."
"What if the moon did this?" Cleo stated while facing the moon pool.
"Whatever the case is we have to watch over this place carefully now." Rikki said. "We don't want it to fall apart on us."
"She's right," I said.