"Good morning Willow."
It was a normal day at Jefferson's camp, or home as I liked to call it. And I was frying up some breakfast for Jefferson. Willow had just come into the kitchen to get her breakfast and settled down at her food bowl to eat it. Finishing the last piece of IceBurg Bacon for Jefferson and plopping it on a plate I walked outside the cabin into the fresh, cool air.
"Jefferson, breakfast is ready!" I called and walked up to a sleeping Jefferson at his desk. I waved my hand over the bacon so the smell drifted under Jefferson's nose (he had his helmet off.) instantly Jefferson shot up and almost fell over.
"Do I smell bacon? Oh, Lila! There you are. I was waiting for yoaaaawn." Jefferson yawned and took his plate of bacon, wolfing it down.
"Ahh, thank you. Now, back to work." He put his helmet back on and started another long day of research.
Taking the dishes back to the cabin I started doing my other chores around the camp. That included feeding the animals and checking to see if they were cold enough, polishing the beakers, getting the science papers and delivering them to Jefferson, and other stuff like that. Walking past the Mailbox I saw that the flag was up.
that's strange, we haven't gotten mail in the past week...
Putting down some supplies I walked over to the mailbox and opened it. There was a letter inside. I pulled it out and read the address.
To Miss Lila Lightcraft of the Southern Slurries.
"Huh, I wonder who it could be from..." I decided to open it in the cabin with Willow. Whenever there was a letter to me my cat always wanted to see what it was.
"Willow, I got s letter in the mail!"
"Meow?" Willow looked up from her food bowl. Then padded over to me as I sat down near the blazing fireplace.
I slowly opened the letter. Then I saw the headline.
The Resistence Academy has invited you to enroll.
I gasped, and ran out of the house as fast as I could.
"JEFFERSON JEFFERSON JEFFERSON!!! You'll never guess what I got in the mail!!!!"
Jefferson looked up from his work, he had taken his helmet off again and a smile was on his face.
"An invitation to the Resistence Academy?"
"No, an invitation to the Resistence Aca- wait, how did you know?"
He grinned. "Just a guess. Congratulations Lila! You're going to go of course."
"Of course! Why would I not go? This is so exciting!"
"Well, you better pack now if you're going to leave tomorrow."
I didn't even think twice about what he said. "Ok!" I ran off to pack all my necessities and almost tripped over Willow as I was running to my bedroom.
"Oop! Sorry Willow. I got an invitation to the Resistence Academy! And I'm going to pack so I can leave tomorrow."
well you should be a bit more careful about it.
"I said I was sorry!"
Willow hmphed and walked away with her tail and head in the air. I was so excited I almost tried to pack my bed. But then remembered they had beds at the academy so I didn't need mine. When I was all finished it suddenly occurred to me that they would have uniforms at the academy so I didn't need my clothes. That's when Willow came into the room.
aren't you forgetting something Lila?
"I don't think so...I have all the things people Ned to survive. I also have a survival kit in case we go on a trek in the forest and end up getting lost! It has tents, bug repellent, a camp fire starter, even marshmallows!"
yes, that's all nice but there is somethings you're forgetting!
I got a little frustrated
no there isn't! I have everything that I need to survive!
ugh, how dumb are you humans?! You're forgetting ME!
I looked at Willow for a moment, then face palmed so hard it hurt.
"Oh how could I be so stupid?! Of course I'm forgetting you! Here I'll take out all my clothes since I won't be needing them and put your stuff in there. Thanks for reminding me Willow."
I took out all my clothes except for a dressing gown and replaced it with Willow's bed, food and water, and some toys.
"There, now I'm ready."
then let's go!
That night we went to bed early. And in the morning, after I had checked everything, we were ready. I took out my Aethermeter and stayed the exact address of the academy. We were whisked away in a swirl of Aether. I held Willow tight as we landed in front of a golden gate with an emblem of red that had the letters RA on it. Past the gate I could see a beuatiful garden, and in the ferry middle of it, a huge building that looked like s castle.
"We're here Willow. This is the Resistence Academy."
I plucked up my courage, went up to buzzer next to the gate, and pressed.