"Emily! Quick, wake up! We're being chased by elves!" I hear loudly.
"Ahh!" I scream loudly, jumping out of my skin.
"Shut the heck up. We don't want them to know exactly where we are!"
"Oh, Hayley. It's you. Sorry, I'm not used to being woken up like that" I say, standing up. I've been camping before, but sleeping on just pure gravel is worse. I rub the print it's made on my arm.
"Come on, come on, come on! Hurry up!"
"Where are we going? I can't see anything! It's too - OUCH! - dark" I say as I smack into the side of the hut. Hayley yanks me out. Everyone is already out. Kevin is talking to a small person, with pointy ears, and there's an extra regular-sized person. I squint to see them. "OK... what's going on? Why is Kevin talking to an elf? And why has Flora got wings on her feet?" I ask myself. Flora lands in front of me.
"How d'you know my name?"
"I'm Emily. Remember? Addicted to Sims? You're in my maths class, Flora"
"Oh yeah. Hi!"
"OK! Come on! Run run run! Everyone follow Thorn!" Kevin runs after the elf.
"What the hell is going on?!"
"We're being chased by elves" Flora says as we run. She's like, way faster than me.I think I'm slowing her down. "What can you do?"
"What do you mean 'what can I do?'?"
"Well, I can fly, and heal things. You can..."
"I can cause you a lot of frustration" I say in Swahili, and grin.
"Something, something, kuchangyikiwa? Yes, a lot of frustration. I'm very sorry, but I don't speak Swahili"
"I know. That's why it'll be frustrating" I switch to Greek.
"Humph. Please talk in English"
"OK. I might try some other languages though"
"Well do it when I'm not around"
"Hey! You two!" someone far ahead shouts "Quit chatting and run! Or do you want to be pulverised by elves with swords? Get a move on!" so we run, very fast. I actually manage to keep up with Flora.