We landed in the middle of a dense forest on our feet. I was tired from everything that had happened to me today, and the night before, but the two girls weren't about to let me rest.
"What...what is going on here?" Asked Gem, sounding unsure. I really didn't blame her.
"You wouldn't believe me if I told you." I said mysteriously.
"Just tell us!" The other girl spat.
"Wow, you have quite a temper on you." I said, calmly. "I'm not telling you anything until we're introduced."
"My name is Angema. Everyone calls me Gem." Gem responded quickly, anxious to hear my story.
"Hello, Gem." I said, with a friendly smile. "And you?" I asked the other one.
"My name is Annabelle. Everyone calles me Anna, but you may call me Annabelle." She said primly.
"Hi, Anna." I said, not missing a beat. "Nice to meet you, too." I sat on a nearby rock, pulled out a cigarette, and lit it. I inhaled and exhaled.
Anna looked at me in awe. "She makes fire in her hands and breathes smoke. Surely she is a dragon." She whispered to Gem. I had to bite my lip to keep myself from laughing out loud.
"Do not be stupid." Gem whispered back to her. She looked at me pointedly and said, "So...can you please tell us about your adventure?"
"I can tell you what I know for sure." I replied. "My name is Sammi Williams, and I come from the year 1997. " I paused. "Yesterday, my friend Jacen and I were chased by these men who want something called the Mystic Diamond. I didn't know what that was until Jacen showed me. And then he gave it to me, because it's only half of the Mystic Diamond, and the men who want it have the other half. When the two halves are put together, the Mystic Diamond will give anyone who has it the power to take over the entire world. So he gave it to me and sent me here, to the past, so no one will ever find me." I grimaced. "They killed Jacen, and if they were to find me, they would kill me too." I bit my lip, this time to keep myself from crying. Jacen and I had this ongoing joke that I was really emotionaly unbalanced. I'd be so happy one minute and bawling my eyes out the next. "So, I figure that if the men were to find me, I'd try to take their half from them."
The two girls looked at me as if I'd just grown another head.
I glanced down at the ground, and then tossed the cigarette down and laughed sarcastically. "Jacen always said that cigarettes could kill you."
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