My Ranking Points
Chapter 3: Maryellen (Kristen)
I wait hours and hours until I’m finally free from the evil clutches of school. The girl is still there, asking for directions somewhere. I run out of the building, determined to find her. I eventually see her, wearing a pink sequined dress, with her hair up in an elaborate bun and a mask in her hand. Huh, I think. Weird.
The girl has a strange accent, much like a British or Australian accent, but not quite. I can’t quite place it.
In her weird accent, she asks a passing person something. I can faintly hear her voice, but I can’t understand what she’s saying. It sounds like, “Excuse me, would you be ever-so-kind to show me where Queen Belle’s castle is?”
Belle’s castle? Is she insane?
I walk up to the girl and say, “Excuse me, you aren’t going to find Belle’s castle anywhere here. Are you lost?” I can’t help thinking she’s more than lost, honestly, seeing she’s wearing a pink sequined dress and the streets of Chicago are filthy.
“Yes,” the girl says. “A little more than that, actually. As you may know, I fell from the sky, it seems.”
“Well, you certainly look foreign, with that fancy hairdo, that sequined dress, and that weird mask you have. You really need to get into some normal clothes. I can help you there,” I say, perhaps a little rudely.
To my surprise, the girl says yes to the offer.
A few minutes later, we’ve arrived at my apartment. Neither of my parents are home, so I’m free to give this girl a makeover. I grab some jeans, a t-shirt, and a gray hoodie, all a size too small for me, so Mom and Dad will never know I gave this stranger some clothes.
The girl cringes. “Do you have any dresses? Or makeup or even pink satin bows? Please? I’m desperate and I can’t go walking around in this!”
“Well, unless you’re going to some Disney princess ball, you’re going to have to wear these like nearly every other citizen of the United States does every day,” I say. Then I ask, “What’s your name, anyways?”
The girl pauses for a little and then says, “My name? Oh, my name is Maryellen.”
Maryellen. Interesting. I like that name.
“Maryellen,” I say. “Nice to meet you. I’m Kristen.”
So good! I love love love that it’s set in the real world–i was a bit worn out with all of the SGE kingdoms and that being the only setting. Great!!!