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A mini chapter to show some things to come.

Quote:Chapter 6.5: Uninvited Guest

The time travel back to the present went smoothly without having to face any upheaval. After reaching the present date, Albatross disappeared from the hyperspace and appeared at Strawberryland, right above my house. Albatross then landed next to Falcon and Blackbird, but after landing and opening the canopy suddenly the engine and everything inside the cockpit went off.

"Albatross, what happened?" I asked, but there was no answer. I then heard a suspicious sound from behind and immediately turned back to see the source. To my surprise, there was a girl about Apple Dumplin's age in white long pigtails, maroon sleeveless hooded top, denim skirt, red tights, and purple boots crouching towards the lid where the Sun Stone was located. The girl then stood up with the Sun Stone in her hand and looked at me with her sky blue eyes, showing an mischievous smile.

"Hey, who are you and what are you doing with the Sun Stone?!" I asked.

"This?" she asked back. "This stone is mine now."

After saying those, she jumped out from Albatross and ran away towards the forest between my house and Huck's fort. I immediately ran to chase her, but she was surprisingly a fast runner and I had a hard time keeping up. Finally I got exhausted and panted next to a tree.

"Where did she get that amount of... energy..." I asked myself, also realizing something. "The Sun Stone... As long as she's holding it the stone will keep giving energy to her."

I then walked with the remaining energy I had, looking around to find the mysterious girl. However, I couldn't find her.

"Hey, whoever you are, please return the Sun Stone!" I desperately shouted. "It means a lot for me!"

"Is that so?" A voice asked from above. I looked upward and saw the girl sitting on a tree branch. She looked down at me, still with the mischievous smile.

"Yes of course!" I said. "It's the life of my ship! No, I mean my new friend!"

"Your new friend? A spaceship? What kind of nonsense is that?" she asked.

"It might be a nonsense for you, but Albatross is alive. I know it! So please, don't take him away from me..." I said.

"You really sound like I'm kidnapping your friend," she said. "Alright, there you go!"

After saying those, she immediately threw the Sun Stone to me and I caught it with both hands. She then jumped off from the branch and landed right in front of me.

"You stole the stone, and now you returned it just like that?" I asked, confused.

"So you want me to take it again?" she asked.

"No way!" I said, holding the stone tight. At the same time, the stone gave me energy, removing my fatigue.

"Sorry if I've made you worried!" she said with a grin. "I was just kidding, you know!"

"Kidding? That was too mean to be said as 'kidding'," I said.

"That's why I said sorry!" she said.

"Alright, if you say so," I said, loosening my grip on the stone.

"Then let's play chase again!" she said, suddenly snatching the Sun Stone from my hand and running away.

"Not again!" I said, starting to chase her. This time, she ran back towards my house. When I arrived there, I saw her already standing right next to Albatross.

"Slowpoke!" she said as I approached her. "You really need to go out more!"

"I'm not slow. You were too fast!" I said, panting.

"I don't think so! Anyway, I've returned the stone back to the hole," she said.

"You are naughty," Albatross said.

"Heh, so it really can talk like she said!" she said.

"She? She who?" I asked. "Nobody knows that Albatross can talk yet except me and... Peach Streusel..."

"Oops!" She said, handgagging her mouth. "Me and my big mouth."

"You're... from the future? How did you get here?" I asked.

"That's my secret!" she said with a grin.

"Who are you actually?" I asked.

"Try guessing!" she said, still with her grin. "It's very easy!"

"Hmm..." I said, looking at her from head to boots. I remembered about her mischievous attitude, then I looked at her white hair and sky blue eyes. I suddenly had a guess in my mind. "You're... Purple Pie Man's daughter?"

"That's so right!" she said, clapping her hands. "Pomegranate Parfait is the name!"

"So you're Peach's cousin," I said.

"Not really cousin because she's adopted," she said. "But yeah, that can work."

"You should get back," I said. "Time traveling to the past is dangerous for the flow of time."

"I know that!" she said. "You told me!"

"Eh? Me?" I asked.

"Well, not really you. The future you!" she replied. "He told me about the flow of time blah blah, don't cause anything big blah blah, and all those things I didn't really understand! I only wanted to see for myself what the past I always heard from dad and Auntie Grapes is really like!"

"He told you that because he was concerned," I said.

"Ah, screw all that! Now I'm here and I'm staying for a while!" she said.

"No, you shouldn't do that! Please return to the future," I said.

"Ow, no way!" she said, starting to run away from me. Suddenly a dimension door appeared in front of her and she jumped into it. The dimension door then immediately disappeared.

"Was that... my Time Remote II?" I asked myself. Before the appearance of the dimension door, I had noticed Pomegranate taking something from her pocket. The shape of the thing had been really similar with my Time Remote II, which actually had been broken in Oz.

"Something wrong?" Albatross asked.

"Everything is going to be wrong," I said. "She had the Time Remote II with her. There's no way I can trace her travel and with it she can be anywhere anytime."

"So, what can we do?" he asked again.

"Nothing," I replied. "Except hoping that I will meet her again and convince her to go back to the future."

So, Strawberryland has gotten an uninvited guest. I wondered how long her "visit" would last, and hoped it would not be for too long...

--End of Chapter 6.5--
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