SO EUN’S BLOG
It was a long journey. Iris and Chase were going to the Optiplex village, from the Asus city. Chase and Iris were friends since they were young, and they were going to optiplex village. Everything was going fine, before the tire was punctured
“Excuse me Ma’am, the tire is punctured, so I guess I need to go out and find a shop to buy a new one. Why don’t you and your friend stay here, while I get the tire?” said the driver. Iris nodded and the driver followed his way. Silence and darkness was at it’s peek. Iris and Chase were in the taxi, waiting for the driver to come. Sun started to set, and the sky was getting darker. They noticed that it had been one hour since the driver left, and hadn’t returned yet. Iris was worried, and she was terrified, and wanted to go home. Iris thought that going through the forest will be much more easier than the high way. “Chase, why don’t we go into the forest, rather than going through the highway?” Iris asked. Chase looked around, “I guess so, at least it would be better than highway.” Chase answered back, and they started to walk towards the forest. As they stepped in, they heard the rustling sound of dried, rotten leaves. Sliding sound of snakes, crying of bats. Iris stepped on something, and she thought it was a bug, but it wasn’t. Iris looked down and saw a tiny creature. It was so tiny, that Iris needed to hold it up, on her hand. The creature yelled, “Why did you step on me?” Chase looked down too, and he was surprised. “I’m so sorry.” whispered Iris, looking at the creature. Very lightly the creature climbed up on Iris’s hand. Chase looked at the creature, and thought, “What would that can be?”. As they were examining the creature, they heard it murmuring. “ Oh no! I said too much” said the creature as he got down Iris’s hand, running away from the two kids, to the deep forest, “Wait!” both of them shouted, chasing after him. They chased and chased, until the creature jumped into the tall and thick tree.”We lost him”said Iris in anger.”, “Its okay,we don’t even know what that is.” Chase said, breathing hardly. They lay behind the big rock, and rested for a minute. Suddenly, Chase shouted, “Ouch!” and both of their mouth opened, very surprised. With a huge, noisy sound, the rock opened, wide. They soon got calmed and saw a gigantic pile of letters and pictures of a pretty looking lady, holding a baby. “ Hey, this baby looks like you!” said Chase, laughing. Iris looked at the picture, and giggled. “Don’t be crazy Chase, ” joked Iris.
They rested in the jungle during the night.The rested and finally it was morning, and the bright sun shined over Iris and Chase’s head. Tweet tweet. Iris could hear birds tweeting and insects crawling. Iris woke up first, standing up, slowly. Chase was still behind the rock, holding his knees and snoring. Iris looked at her watch. It was only 5:30 a.m. Iris peeked up at the tree, and she was surprised by something up at the tree. Iris woke Chase up. “Chase! Chase! wake up! I think I see somebody moving!, She looked exactly the same as the lady in the picture!” shouted Iris. Chase woke up, very exhausted. He stood up and walked toward the tree. Nothing was sitting on the tree now. “Hey Iris, I think you have gone mad after seeing those pictures about that lady” said Chase, annoyed.“You’re right.It must be my illusion”sighed Iris. Suddenly, both of them felt a cold icy wind capture them, like it wanted to tell them something. Chase shivered. Iris saw him shivering, and asked, “ Come on. I’m so curious to find out who that lady is”. Iris went to the rock, where the pictures and letters were, and Chase followed by. Iris picked the picture and the letters up and opened the envelop.
They stared at the pictures and read the letters. It was hard to read, but they tried their best. Chase didn’t notice, that not only one name was written, but there were two names. Chase stood up, and brought Iris. “What is it Chase?” asked Iris, annoyed. “Don’t be annoyed. Look. I was correct. This baby does look like you.” said Chase, seriously. Iris stared at the picture, and she soon notice, that Chase was right. The baby in the picture did look like Iris. However, Iris wasn’t sure. “Iris, I found something. In the letter, there are two names, and, well the names are um…..Bethany and Iris.” said Chase.
“What-no you are really crazy” said Iris, rolling her eyes, “How could that be possible”. Chase said, embarrassed, “Well the letter is addressed to Kevin Emerson, your dad”. Iris exclaimed, looking at the letter,“Oh yeah it is! Let’s read more” said Iris.
I have left my daughter to you and I am going away from your life. That’s What I wanted and you wanted too. Please take care of my daughter. Her name is IRIS EMERSON. I think I don’t have any more words to say now. Goodbye Kevin Emerson and farewell.
“So you mean to say that Bethany is my mom”said shocked Iris. Chase nodded. There was silence for a while. Then Iris stood up and said “I…I had a mother, but I just didn’t know. Then…why didn’t dad tell me anything about her?” stammered Iris. Chase sat on the dead tree, thinking about what happened between Bethany and Kevin. “Hard times comes, to everyone, every single living thing.” said Chase. There was a little bug trying to crawl up the rotten tree, where Chase was sitting. Chase picked it up and put it on his hand, and stared at the bug. Suddenly Chase saw Iris going deep into the forest. “Hey wait for me!” yelled Chase, as he got up to follow Iris. “Where are we going?” questioned Chase.“To find out why my mother left me and dad” replied Iris. Their conversation went on, when Iris found one more letter lying down on the ground. She picked it up and saw that it was addressed to Iris, herself.
To my dearest Iris,
I knew that there was going to come a day when you are going to know about me. Well, then let me tell you that my name is Bethany Louis. I am your mother and…I feel so sorry, writing this letter. It is such a shame that Kevin, your father, didn’t want you at the first. After you were born, Kevin and I fought a lot, even though I wasn’t healthy. He didn’t want you. He just didn’t want kids. But… I didn’t have any money or food to feed you. It was no use, If I’d brought you with me. So I left you with Kevin. I think I’m done with my writing. Bye, Iris.
Lots of love,
Iris didn’t say anything, but she thought of something. She went into her mind and focused on the time when she saw the lady on the tree. She smiled. Cold wind ripped through their skin. Chase looked at Iris, and looked forward again. “You know Iris.” said Chase, smiled. “What is it Chase?” Iris answered, confused. “ I think I’ve- I mean we’ve learnt lots of things during this adventure. I feel like it was just like a little story, and…I think it is nearly the end of the adventure.” Chase said, looking at the cloudy sky, about to rain. It poured down and hit Iris and Chase’s skin. They both agreed with it and Iris said “Well its time to go back Chase”. “I hope so”answered Chase, as they walked towards the road with great pride.