Everything You Know Is About To Change
friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they
arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
“We'll drive you to the station, but you'll have to go by yourself from then on.” Helen said.
And when they had to say goodbye.
“I'll miss you my sweets.” Helen said and hugged each of her children.
“Take care of them, especially Peter and Susan, they'll need you soon.” Maria said as she kissed both her children's forehead.
“We'll miss you.” Amelia said as they and Blaine hugged her.
“I'll miss you too.” Maria said hugging them and straightening their tie.
“Now go.” Maria said and pushed them to the Pevensies while Helen came her way.
“Hey! If it isn't the kings and queens.” The kids suddenly heard a familiar voice yell and turned around.
As the person reached them he hugged Blaine tackling him to the ground.
“Hello to you too, Kurt.” Blaine laughed.
“I'm going to find a bathroom.” Edmund said to Amelia who nodded.
“I'm getting some fresh air before we have to get on the train.” Susan said and walked back out of the station.
“Don't be late!” Peter yelled.
“I won't!” Susan yelled back.
And Amelia, Blaine and Kurt sat down talking a bit until they suddenly heard commotion coming from the way where Peter went.
“Stay here.” Blaine said to Kurt.
“Oh, Okay.” Kurt said as Amelia and Blaine ran away.
On the other hand Lucy saw what was happening and ran outside.
She wasn't watching where she was going and was frightened by a car horn and the driver yelling:
“Mind yourself, love.”
“Oh, I'm sorry.” Lucy said and then ran on.
“Watch where you're going!” the driver yelled when Lucy was halfway down the street.
Susan was just reading a magazine in silence when a boy came up saying: “You go to Saint Finbar's?” making Susan look up.
“That's right.” She said and then turning back to the magazine.
“I go to Hendon House. Across the road.” The boy said making Susan think Why is he telling me this?
“I've seen you... sitting by yourself.” the boy said making Susan think a bit.
“Yes, well, I prefer to be left alone.” Susan said hoping the boy would get the hint.
“Me, too.” He said making Susan roll her eyes.
“What's your name?” He continued.
“Phyllis.” Susan sighted.
“Susan!” She suddenly heard Lucy yell.
“You better come quickly.” Lucy said as she stopped next to Susan making Susan grab her suitcase and run over the street, running inside the station.
As they entered the station they hear everyone yell: “Fight! Fight! Fight!” and knew something was up.
They quickly pushed the other kids that were standing on the steps and saw Peter, Blaine and Amelia fighting some schoolboys but outnumbered by a lot, they also say Kurt standing at the side next to them too scared to join in.
But to be fair Peter, Blaine and Amelia were sort of dominating the schoolboys when they did get a hit on them.
And then Susan felt herself get pushed away and looked over to see what rude person would do that when she say her younger brother pass her.
“Edmund!” Lucy said as she saw her brother join the fight.
Four soldiers came running up whistling and everyone dispersed.
They got the schoolboys of the Pevensies and the Anderson's telling them to act their age.
“If we would act our age they'd be surprised.” Amelia said while Edmund looked her over.
“I'm fine.” Amelia said walking back to the bench they were sitting on before.
“Your welcome” Edmund said as he sat down next to Amelia.
“I had it sorted.” Peter said standing up while Blaine, Amelia and Kurt lifted their eyebrow and nodded sarcastically.
“What was it this time?” Susan asked.
“He bumped me.” Pete said turning back
“So you hit him?” Lucy asked getting tired of the fights.
“No. After he bumped me, they tried to make me apologize. That's when I hit him.” Peter said making the other sigh especially the ones who joined in the fight.
“Really? Is it that hard just to walk away?” Susan asked.
“I shouldn't have to.” Peter snapped. “I mean, don't you ever get tired of being treated like a kid?” He asked the others.
“We are kids.” Edmund said.
“Well, I wasn't always.” Peter said making the others look down and at each other.
“I know it must be hard, being stuck here, and being so young while all of you were in your twenties. But I think you'll have to get used to that. I mean Aslan would've had a reason for you returning here. I'm sure you'll go back.” Kurt said looking down.
“It's been a year.” Peter said going to sit down again. “How long does he expect us to wait?”
“I think it's time to accept that we live here. There's no use pretending any different.” Susan said and Edmund and Amelia looked at each other intertwining their hands.
“Oh no.” They heard Susan whisper.
“Pretend you're talking to me.” Susan said.
“We are talking to you.” Edmund said making Amelia smile and Susan look at him with a look that said You know what I mean.
“Ow!” Lucy suddenly yelled.
“Quiet, Lu.” Susan said.
“Something pinched me.” Lucy yelled.
“Well it certainly wasn't any of us.” Kurt said.
“Hey stop pulling!” Peter yelled to Amelia.
“I didn't touch you. Hey!” She yelled looking at Edmund.
“What! I didn't do anything!” Edmund yelled.
“What are all of talking about?” Kurt asked looking at everyone yell at each other.
“Look would all of you just... What is that?” Susan yelled as she felt something puling her.
“It feel like magic.” Lucy said.
“Quick, everyone hold hands.” Susan said and Edmund took Amelia's hand while grabbing Peter's hand and Peter grabbed Susan's hand while she grabbed Blaine who's hand got taken by Lucy while he glanced behind him at Kurt who was looking around confused and Blaine knew he wasn't coming with them.
They started looking around as their hats were tossed away by the wind and they saw pieces of the tiling peel away.
Between the pieces of tiling that peeled away they saw the clear blue sky and the bright blue sea.
And then they saw the train leave and then a familiar beach came into view and they slowly walked towards it, not wanting to be disappointed.
When they stepped into the sun, Lucy took a step forward and smiled at the rest making them laugh and start running taking off pieces of the school uniform as they run into the water.
Chasing each other all the way, and when Edmund wasn't watching Amelia attacked him from behind dunking him in the water.
And splashed Peter and Blaine starting a full fledged water fight until Edmund suddenly noticed something on top of the cliff.
“Edmund! Ed? Ed!” Lucy said while he was looking up.
“Eddie.” Amelia said shaking him.
“What is it?” Peter asked Edmund.
“Where do you suppose we are?” Edmund asked.
“Well where do you think?” Blaine said.
“Well, I don't remember any ruins in Narnia.” Edmund said nodding to the top of the cliff, making the rest of them look up as well.
They found a stairwell that led up to the top of the cliff that was definitely human made which made them feel a little uneasy.
As they passed some apple trees they took one of them and started eating them, looking around the ruins.
Lucy had dragged Amelia with her and they saw an amazing view of the river that ran between the two pieces of land.
“Wonder who lived here.” Lucy said turning to Susan who was walking behind them, while Amelia shrugged not wanting to guess.
As Susan came up she walked against something that made noise and bowed down to pick it up, seeing it was a golden figure.
“I think we did.” Susan said making Amelia and Lucy walk closer to see the figure, just as Edmund, Peter and Blaine rounded the corner.
“Hey, that's mine. From my chess set.” Edmund said grabbing the chess piece.
“Which chess set?” Peter asked earning him a raised eyebrow from Amelia.
“Well I didn't exactly have a solid gold chess set in Finchley, did I?” Edmund said.
And then Lucy turned away seeing something appear in her mind.
“Can't be.” She whispered and started running the other quickly following.
“Don't you see?” She asked as she pulled Peter up the steps leading to a platform.
“What?” Peter asked.
“Imagine walls.” Lucy said as she pushed him into a place.
“And columns, there.” she continued pushing Susan into place pointing.
“And a glass roof.” She finished as the others went to stand on their places: their kings and queens places.
And then the horrible truth hit them, but no-one dared to say.
“Cair Paravel.” Peter said.
“This is all that's left?” Amelia said remembering the explorations they had in the once great castle.
“How long have we been gone?” Edmund asked.
“Let's find out.” Blaine said and walked on further into the ruins.
“Eddie, this can't just have fallen. Cair Paravel was here since the beginning of time, it wouldn't just collapse.” Amelia said.
“Maybe we'll find out what really happened.” Edmund said grabbing her hand and the rubbing his finger over her hand.
“It'll be okay.” He said kissing her cheek.
When Edmund saw a big boulder he left go of Amelia's hand and ran towards it while Blaine was already inspecting the wall.
“Catapults.” They said together.
“What?” Peter asked.
“This didn't just happen, Cair Paravel was attacked.” Edmund said and Peter walked towards the wall.
He started pulling away branches and rubble that lay in the way and the started pushing a piece of the wall, Edmund helping so it would slide open faster, revealing an all to familiar door.
The wood of the door was molten and Peter got out his pocket knife and started cutting around the lock and then pulled it out, pushing open the door revealing blackness.
He then started ripping up his shirt and wrapped a piece of it around a branch wanting to create a torch, while Amelia looked at Edmund waiting for him to say something.
“Don't suppose you have any matches, do you?” Peter asked his brother.
“No but would this help?” Edmund asked getting out his brand new torch smiling, while Amelia contained laughter.
“You might have mentioned that a bit sooner.” Peter said dropping the branch while the other laughed.
Edmund went down first to make sure the path was clear and the rest followed him down.
When they came downstairs they were pleasantly surprised that their treasure room was still there.
“I can't believe it. It's all still here.” Peter said as he stopped a little while away from the entrance and the other slipped passed him digging in their chest.
It felt so good to hold their real swords, daggers and bows again instead of the toy ones they used to practice in England, and see all the beautiful clothes that were made especially for them.
“I was so tall.” Lucy said getting out a dress from the end of their reign.
“Well, you were older then.” Susan said.
“As opposed to hundreds of years later... when you're younger.” Edmund said with his helmet from the last battle he did on, making everyone laugh.
Suddenly Susan seemed to be furiously looking for something.
“What is it?” Lucy asked.
“My horn.” Susan said. “I must've left it on my saddle the day we went back.”
And when Peter opened his chest everyone turned to him holding their weapons.
The first thing Peter got out of his chest was his sword Rhindon and unsheathed it saying:
“When Aslan bares his teeth, winter meets it's death.”
“When he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.” Lucy finished know the prophecy inside and out.
“Everyone we knew...Mr. Tumnus and the Beavers...they're all gone.” Lucy said getting tears in her eyes.
“I think it's time we found out what's going on.” Peter said sheathing his sword.
“Let's put on some Narnia clothes.” Peter said digging through his chest searching for clothes that would fit as did the others.
The boys put on their tunics and then the girls changed into their dresses, arranging their hair so it wouldn't get in the way.
Everyone helped each other with putting on their weapon holders making sure they were strapped on good.
Packing their armor if they needed it in bags and carried those along, putting some food in there too.
“Let's go.” Peter said and they started their trek to lower land.