Um… hi, this is Ivy.
If you're reading this, then I suppose we somehow managed to send an email to another universe.
We're making this recording because we – we being Miranda and I – simply have to tell someone about our adventure. No one would believe us, anywhere, so we're simply going to record our story as we remember it and then you can choose whether to believe it or not. Probably the 'or not', but whatever. Whoever gets this email, could you maybe type it up and put it somewhere people will see it? Or do whatever you think is best.
Okay, now that's done, Miranda, why don't you start us off?
Okay. Miranda here.
I love our choir's annual retreats. They pick an isolated place where we can work on our music. They're usually surrounded by woods, so we can go for a walk or something during free time.
Which is what Ivy and me were doing when this whole mess started.
We were in the middle of a debate on whether the Avengers or the X-men would win a full on battle – just the teams from the movies, not the comics, since Ivy had only just started getting into the comics and didn't know much about them. Ivy was for the Avengers. I supported the X-men, because Wolverine would just take them all down with his claws and anything they did wouldn't really affect him all that much.
I believe she said, in order to prove her argument, something along the lines of "The Avengers would win because they're way cooler and because they've got the Black Widow and she's amazing". Such sound logic.
Anyhow, we were walking through the woods.
Ivy stopped suddenly. "Quiet!"
I halted, listening.
Then I heard it. Footsteps. The other footsteps halted too.
"Carmen! Ariel!" yelled Ivy. "Is that you?"
"Hi, girls," said a male voice. "You wouldn't happen to have seen a glowing light blue cube lying on the ground anywhere, would you?"
Standing not ten feet away from us was a very familiar looking man, wearing black and carrying a bow, his eyes glowing blue. I yelped and jumped back in surprise.
There was a moment of silence. I looked at Ivy, to see if maybe my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. She was staring in shock as well.
Some inner sense told me that he'd get suspicious if it took either of us too long to answer. "Um… no," I said quickly.
He shrugged. "It was a worth a try," he said. "It fell. Out of our airplane."
Ivy eyed him, carefully stepping backwards. "What does this glowing blue cube do, exactly?"
"It's energy," he replied.
"Is it called the Tesseract?"
Ivy is, although reasonably clever, not always the best at hiding things.
Stop glaring at me, Ivy. You admit it often enough.
"What if it is?" he asked, taking a step closer.
"It sounded like something we learned about in… something we watched about World War Two," I offered quickly.
He didn't seem to relax too much at this explanation.
"Uh… we have to go," said Ivy, grabbing my arm. "The director will be mad if we're not back soon. Hope you find it!"
She dragged me back through the trees.
"Why didn't you just scream 'we're hiding something'?" I demanded.
Now I come to think about, I probably should have waited until we were out of earshot to say that.
Just figured I'd put this out and see what happened. What does everyone think of the audio recording written down on paper style I'm trying to use? I figured I'd try something a little different.