As we left the secret lab, the sky is clear blue. It looks beautiful. I ask what time it must be. Joie looks at her watch and says it’s a little after 6:00 in the morning. The adrenaline kept us going. None of us seemed to be tired, but knew we would crash soon. We had to get out of there, though. The military is probably already on their way and we shouldn’t be here to stick around to answer questions.
When we got home, we all hug each other that we are all safe. Joie tells me I owe her a date now this is all over.
I text Erwin, the conspiracy theorist I trust most. I attach all my photos of what I took the past 9 days. I tell him to do what he wishes with all I give him, but to leave my name out of it. With excitement, Erwin agrees.
I then call my Commander at the Military Base. He knows about what happened to my mom being possessed and I said something has changed in her and I need to get her back home to Newcrest. I tell him she did snap out of it and looks better, but needs to be in a place where she is familiar with right now because she is scared. My Commander reluctantly agrees to a transfer, but will be checking in on me.
We pack our things up and then head over to Joie’s place in StrangerVille. She gathers her belongings and joins us to move back to Newcrest. Mom and dad invited her to stay at their place. Xavier, my cousin and best friend, had been watching over it while we were gone. I bet he’ll be excited to hear my adventure here in StrangerVille.
We eventually make it back to Newcrest before nightfall. Standing outside is Xavier waiting to greet us. I only hope that StrangerVille is now a little less stranger than it was when I arrived.