*crying tears of joy*
IT IS DANG HERE.
*collapses on floor waving white flag*
Subject: Town Border
Hello Ms. Rosanna,
I just received your email concerning your questions about the town border and the perimeter fence around it. I’m unsure as to why you are so fascinated with it, but I do have some answers for you.
There are notes of the wall being there from back in the late 1600’s. Old journals have been found from long deceased members of the founding family of this town, and it seems even back then there was a fence up, albeit a wooden one.
Town rules state that no person may go near the gate located on the S.W. edge of town. Section C, Line 21 states, ”Any person suspected of trespassing on the grounds near the border or attempting to pass beyond the perimeter will be prosecuted and fined.”
We have some books here at the museum that concern more about the town’s history. Perhaps you would find more information about the town border within them.
Manager of Louis National History Museum
Rosanna sat on her bed, eyes skimming over the paper of the email she had printed out. She was unsure of how many times she had read the thing, scouring over the printed words; grasping for any attainable information that hadn't been directly said.
It'd been nearly a week since Rosanna had come to Aunt Shelly's. Rosanna had spent every hour of the past 168 ones finding out as much as she could about the town. She'd gathered surprisingly little, considering she'd asked townsfolk everywhere she went and checked out nearly every book on the town at the library.
Rosanna grunted and tossed aside the letter in mild disgust, as she turned to her laptop. She opened her email, typed a hurried thank you email to C.J., and then scrolled through her bookmarked sites.
Rosanna didn't know why she was obsessed with the perimeter and the town history. She blamed it on her mother's sense of curiosity that she had inherited. But if she was honest with herself, she felt drawn to the wall. Drawn to know what laid behind the cordoned off area around town.
During the week, Rosanna had struggled with herself, trying to stop what she was doing and just relax. How could she, though? Her mother was miles away, her father was dead, and now she was struggling with an obsession over a stupid wall.
There was only one way Rosanna could think of that might soothe her obsession. It could get her fined and prosecuted, but she figured her mental health was far more important in this case. Plus, she'd pay for the fines herself if she had to. That was, if she got caught.
With a sigh, Rosanna slid off of her bed. She left the room, thoughts in a tangled mess.
Rosanna returned to her room 20 minutes later, her old hiking backpack and supplies in her hands. She felt stupid, incredibly so. But she'd made up her mind. She was going to go to the wall, venture beyond it, and return to Aunt Shelly's in a few days. There was nothing else Rosanna could do to soothe her frenzied brain.
Rosanna began to slip supplies into her backpack. Hiking had been a favorite past time of hers, when her father was still alive. It'd been a quiet, bonding time for them; done each weekend. Rosanna had looked forward to each Saturday.
Now, she hated Saturdays. The pain was all too harsh on those days.
Rosanna blinked back tears, and continued to shove bags of fruit and grains in her bag.
"What. Are. You. Doing?!"
Rosanna spun, to see Vega standing at the edge of her bed. She was painfully aware of everything lying on top of her bed sheets.
"I'm... going on a hike." Rosanna mumbled lamely.
Rosanna watched as Vega surveyed the things on her bed, her eyes narrowing as they drifted over the paper near the edge.
"What are you doing, Rosanna?!" Vega reiterated, and Rosanna rubbed at her arm, fingers sliding over her skin that was prickled with goosebumps.
"Here." She muttered, grabbing the paper and holding it out to Vega.
Vega was quiet as she read through the email, eyes growing wider with each paragraph further she got. When she was done, she blinked twice, shook her head as if her ears were clogged with water, and handed the paper back to Rosanna without uttering a word.
Rosanna slipped the paper quickly under her pile of clothes, in fear that Aunt Shelly would be next to come inside and see everything.
Still not speaking, Vega reached for Rosanna's backpack and peered inside, eyes sliding over the contents. She frowned deeply, and then straightened.
"Rosanna," She murmured, eyes closed as if talking pained her. "You are insane, if you're doing what I think you are."
"I can't just-"
"I wasn't finished talking!" Vega snapped,and Rosanna pressed her lips firmly together into a straight, hurtful line.
Vega gave a quiet sigh, and then continued.
"If the wall is where you're going, you cannot go alone. Nor can you go with so little provisions. It's folly to think that you can survive with what little you've packed, and how long you may likely be gone."
Rosanna crossed her arms, staring at the impudent pre-teen before her, who was acting far more mature than she actually was.
"So what are you suggesting I do, then?" Rosanna asked.
Vega turned and began to walk out of Rosanna's room. There was no answer, until she reached the edge of the room.
"I'm suggesting that you pack more supplies."
A pause. Vega remained with her back to Rosanna.
"And that you take me with you."
With that, Vega left the room, leaving Rosanna gazing blankly at where she'd been.
You guys have no idea how much of a relief it is to get this sucker up.
I've had the pictures for ages.
I was going to do this on Christmas as my present to you all, but with all the festivities, the notion left my mind. So...
Merry belated Christmas? xD
Hope you enjoyed.
Episodes should be flowing in hopefully at least once a week, maybe once every two weeks. Either way, it'll certainly be quicker than the wait between Ep. 1 & Ep. 2.
Have a wonderful day guys. =)