Her Spirit's Eyes: Part Two
"Wah-nuh, wha you... wha??" the little baby Xweetok in the
stroller exclaimed, then jumped and looked around as if it was confused.
"Be quiet, little... huh??" Laura noticed that
Dina's eyes had changed colors, again. This time from yellow-green to brown.
"Wheh my?" the baby wondered. "Wha habeh do
"This is getting stranger and stranger..." Laura
Then Laura noticed the blue Bori, again. Running
from the orphanage, again. She suddenly came to a screeching halt when she noticed
"Dina!" Laura shouted to the Bori. "Is that
"Huh? Dina?" The Bori was confused. "Laura,
I'm not your baby, if that's what you're wondering."
"Then who's this?" Laura pointed to the baby
Xweetok in the stroller.
"Beh woo ah, Wah-nuh!" it called. "Wha go non?!"
"Wha...?" The Bori was confused. "She doesn't
usually talk like that, does she?"
"That's my point." Laura sighed. "Weird things
have been going on with Dina lately, and it seems you're behind it somehow!"
"What?? No!!" she called. "I didn't do anything!
I was just standing there, talking to you, and then suddenly..." the Bori paused,
"...wait! Come with me, I think I might know where she is!"
* * * * *
The orphans crowded around the green Elephante,
who looked around as if he was totally clueless of what was going on.
"Are you okay?" a green Kacheek wondered.
"What's going on?" a red Shoyru asked. "And
why are your eyes suddenly blue??"
"Um..." the Elephante looked around at the orphans.
"...I go get blue Bori!"
"Wait! Where are you going?" a Red Wocky exclaimed
as the green Elephante ran out the orphanage door.
The green Elephante ignored the Wocky and ran
away from the orphanage as Laura, the Bori, and the Dina-lookalike ran towards
it. Eventually they came almost crashing into each other, and they all came
to a screeching halt.
"Wha???" The baby Xweetok's eyes widened at
the sight of the Elephante.
"There you are!" the Bori exclaimed to the Elephante.
"You're Dina, aren't you?"
"What??" Laura yelped. "Look, if there's one
thing I do know, it's that there is NO way that that Elephante
"Um..." the Elephante sighed, "yeah."
"Wha... geh me baah do noh-moh!!" the baby Xweetok
shouted at the Elephante.
The Elephante sighed, and touched the baby Xweetok
on the forehead. They closed their eyes. And when they re-opened them, the Elephante's
eyes were back to brown and Dina's eyes were once again indigo.
The Elephante grinned. "That's MUCH better,"
he said. "Now, Wanda, tell us what's going on!"
"Wanda?" Laura asked the Bori. "Is that your
"Yeah, that's my name." She sighed and rolled
her eyes. "...and I can't tell you what's going on because I'm not completely
"Well, tell us what you ARE sure about, then!"
the Elephante shouted.
"Ardon..." Wanda said to the Elephante. Then
she sighed. "I remember Laura calling to me and she was talking. Then I remember
Dina touching me, and then there was this strange feeling, and I suddenly was
a baby Xweetok sitting in Dina's stroller."
"What??" Laura and Ardon - the Elephante - said
"Well, then we were heading to the orphanage,
and then, poof!" Wanda explained. "I was suddenly back in the orphanage, as
a blue Bori, standing in front of Ardon, and I ran away. Then I met up with
Laura again and she started going on about weird things happening, and then
I brought up going back to the orphanage and then you know the rest."
"I remember seeing Dina's eyes change colors
twice..." Laura added.
"Hey, now that we're all telling our stories,"
Ardon said, "I remember just minding my own business, when I heard a crash!
So then I went to the next room and saw a lamp crashed on the floor! Then I
was told that Wanda broke the lamp, and I saw that Wanda was all mad and that
she had a bag, and then she yelled some stuff and ran out the door. So then
I went and followed her.
"When I finally found where she went, she was
acting all weird, and then I brought her back to the orphanage. I was talking
to her and then the next thing I remember is her touching me and I was suddenly
that baby Xweetok sitting in the stroller."
"Weird," Wanda said. "It's kinda like my story..."
Ardon scowled. "Hey, I'm not done yet!" Ardon
cleared his throat and continued, "...then I remember being pushed in the stroller
for a while, and then I saw Wanda running towards us. I remember us stopping
and talking for a while, then heading to the orphanage. Then I saw myself, with
blue eyes by the way, and then I touched me and then things were normal, again."
He took a deep breath. "And for the rest of the story, you were there, so you
don't really need to hear it."
"Yeah," Laura chuckled briefly, "but what I
want to know is; what's with all this becoming the baby in the stroller, thing??
I'm so confused..."
"Well, this may sound insane," Wanda said, "but
I think Dina might have been doing it."
"What, you mean that little Xweetok baby?" Ardon
"Yeah!" Wanda replied. "Just before I turned
into a baby Xweetok, Dina touched me. Remember?"
"Oh, yeah!" Ardon answered. "And each time it
happened again, someone touched someone else."
Laura looked at Dina, her eyes were indigo,
just like they should have been. "I wonder..." she started, "...if the changing
of eye color has anything to do with anything?"
"Yeah, now that you mention it..." Ardon thought
aloud, "I remember that Wanda's eyes were all blue when she was acting all dumb."
Wanda shot Ardon a brief, annoyed glance, then
sighed and said, "Yeah, your eyes were also indigo for a while, Ardon..."
Laura looked down at Dina with a strange look
on her face. "You know, I think we've been on our walk long enough."
Ardon and Wanda looked at Laura with confusion
as she turned around and slowly pushed the blue stroller back to her little
* * * * *
The sparkly, jeweled, Uni-drawn carriage had
just parked in front of the town's castle. Princess Rose stepped out of the
wagon and she walked up to the drawbridge. She gave a nod to the two Shoyru
guards by the door, and they nodded back. They then stepped aside and the door
opened for Princess Rose to go through. She went through the door, and the Shoyru
guards closed the door behind her. Then a male Royal Lupe, the King of Vladimyr
village, King Kantun, came towards her, his orange eyes had a concerned look
"Rose," he started, "you're back awfully early;
what happened to the inspections?"
"Oh! Gee..." Rose replied, feeling slightly
embarrassed, "I must have been in such deep thought that I completely forgot."
"Well, I guess it's not that great a deal."
said the King with a nod. "You'll just have to do them again, tomorrow."
Rose nodded. "Yes, I will do that." She took
a deep breath. "If you need me, I am going to be in my room."
The Princess marched up the long, red-carpeted
stairs and went down a long hallway to her huge, purple room. She had a huge
canopy bed and a very large dresser, next to an even larger walk-in closet.
She also had a finely decorated desk, and even her own bathroom.
She threw herself backwards onto her bed, her
head landing on one of her three finely decorated and extremely expensive pillows.
All she could think about on that warm, spring afternoon was the little baby
Xweetok that she had encountered and her glittering indigo eyes.
"Why can't I get my mind of that baby Xweetok?!"
she moaned. "I am being driven insane!!"
She sat up and saw a book sitting on her desk.
It was just one of those normal story books, but it gave her an idea. She got
back off of her bed, went out of her room and walked down the long, carpeted
halls to the Royal Library. She looked at the tall, wide shelves that were stuffed
full of books, and went to one of them, grabbing a copy of an old, dusty book,
with the title, "The Prophecy of the Indera." She opened it up, flipping randomly
through the pages.
"There has got to be at least one thing worth
reading in this book..." Rose said to herself. "Now, let's see..."
Rose's fingers flipped madly through the old,
slightly torn pages of the thick book, but stopped dead at one page. The Princess
saw three words that caught her eye: "Defeat the Indera." She grinned,
and read the whole paragraph, pacing back and forth across the room with slight
"Although it may seem impossible, there is
a way to defeat the Indera. There is but one weapon that can truly cease its
spirit's existence. It is a powerful, mystical weapon that has been kept safe
in the Royal Castle for several generations, saved for the coming of the Indera.
It has been called the Royal Dagger, and it hides in the castle, where it rests
until the time of the Indera shall come..."
Rose smirked thoughtfully. "All these years
and I didn't even know there was such a thing as the Royal Dagger. Much less
that it was hidden in the castle!" she said. "But in this huge castle, it's
almost impossible to find anything, even when it's not hidden! How would I even
have the slightest idea where to start? I'd never find it, no matter how hard
She leaned onto the wall with slight disappointment,
and felt one of the bricks shift. Then she heard the sound of bricks scraping
against other bricks, as if they were moving. She turned her head, and saw that
there was a door opening nearby, it appeared to lead into some kind of secret
passageway. The door moved in a slow, rumbly fashion that made the bookshelves
wobble madly, some books even fell off of the shelves.
Rose just stared at the door with wide eyes,
as if she wasn't completely sure what was going on. After a while, the rumbling
had finally stopped and there was a long, dark tunnel in the wall. The Princess
carefully set the book down on a desk and walked absent-mindedly into the tunnel.
It was really hard to see in the tunnel, so
Princess Rose had to stay close to the walls, touching them as she went down
her path. She was caught by surprise when the wall suddenly came to a sharp
corner that turned away from her. She stumbled away from the wall, worried that
she would get completely lost.
But her worries didn't last very long, as two
torches that were aligned evenly, yet spread somewhat far apart suddenly turned
on, illuminating some of the room. Then two more turned on; the torches were
aligned in a perfect square. Then she saw two more turn on, still aligned nicely
with the other two, but each time two more torches lit up, they were farther
into the darkness of the tunnel, as if they were lighting a path. Finally, two
torches that were placed on a pedestal, on opposite sides, lit up. Princess
Rose was awe-struck, as she saw that in-between the two torches on the pedestal
was a dagger, the tip of the blade resting in a pedestal that was on the other
pedestal. It seemed to be jeweled with fine, ancient rubies. It had a certain
glow to it, that made it feel magical. She smiled, realizing that it must be
the Royal Dagger that was mentioned in the book.
"Wow," she said with a smirk, "that was easier
than I imagined."
To be continued...