I'll try and keep this to a chapter per post, obviously this is chapter 1 of The Rainbow Sparkle Power Friends Reunion.Cat looked up suddenly from her lap top, the world had felt like it shifted by an n th of a degree on it axis, that had happened once before, 20 years ago, to use her friends phrase, "the world tasted purple for a second there", she went to her wardrobe and dug out her old hello kitty address book, and rifled through the pages, "I honestly thought I'd never have to call the gang again, that's why I never bothered to add them on my phone.." she thought. Just then the land line rang, she picked up the extension, "San Demas 6565, Katherine speaking," the words came out as if on rote. "Amathest sparkle, did everything just taste purple for you?" It couldn't be Peach Perfection after the last mission they'd been on, "Tangerine Delight is that you?" Kat asked "No, it's Claire, Diamond Rainbow" Kat heard the beep of a second call on Claire 's phone, "hang on, I'll add this to the call," Claire' s voice went distant for a moment as she moved the handset away from her face and there was a click and a 3rd person was added to the call. "did everything just taste purple for you?" the new voice asked "It did, Angel, good to hear your voice again,its been too long." "The world hasn't needed saving for a while," Claire said, " I think we need to meet up and talk about this, Kat's in San Demas still, where are you now Angel?" "About half an hour out of town, is the Mall still open? The one with the Ice Rink?" "just about" Kat said, "there's a decent coffee shop in there." "I think we'll need something stronger than coffee by the end of this, better make it the wine bar on 3rd, tomorrow lunch time?" "I'll probably have my youngest with me, too short notice for childcare." Angel said, Kat glanced at the portrait of her 2 kids, now 15 and 12, and panicked at the thought of her oldest having to go through the same things she'd had to endure in her teenage years, besides the hormones, horny boys and periods, they'd been the expectation of using her magic powers, along with her friends to save the world. "hang on, need to text my oldest." she pulled her cell out and texted her daughter the familiar question. Mum- did everything just taste purple for you? First Born- lol nope, what does that even mean? Mum- x plane later, Kat let out a breath she hadn't realised she'd been holding," yes 12.30 is good for me tomorrow. If you have your things, bring them." "even the outfit?" Claire asked "I'm not walking into a bar with my arse hanging out of a micro skirt," Kat fired back," just the kit, my amathest sparkle jewel heart wand, your tangerine delight smiley face shield, the diamond rainbow fan and the communicaters." "alright, see you tomorrow" Angel said and hung up, "tomorrow" said Claire, and put the phone down, Kat looked at the hand set for a few seconds then put it down with mixed feelings, before digging through the kids old toy box for her things. The wand was fine, the amethyst in the top still looked plastic, but was heavy, and had cracked a few Jaws when swung in battle, the comm unit had looked like bleeding edge tech in the late 90's but now just looked like an unloved flip phone, she smiled holding it in her hand, the unit had powered down about the same time she'd got pregnant the first time, and if she remembered rightly would need the other 2 units and the power items together to get a re charge, slipping the unit in her pocket, she picked up the wand and walked out into the garden. Kat often practiced her ti chi and yoga in the garden so hoped this wouldn't draw unwanted attention, and as they only had neighbours on the one side who were both out working during the day, she hoped no one would see. She first centered her chi, and focused on the wand, the heart shimmered a little, or was it just the sun light refracting off facets in the gem? Kat went through several moves, staying focused on the heart, getting more agitated as she felt something building up inside her, she practiced her usual moves that had unleashed the amethyst blast, and felt the remembered tension in her arms and chest, but it just wouldn't release, she glanced around, jumped up to make sure no one was near, then muttering under her breath, "I don't fucking believe I have to say the god damn words still." one last glance around, still no one. Kat adopted a repoist pose, jabbed the wand forward like a fencer lunging with a foil and shouted " Amethyst heart blast!" The beam was purple on the edges and black in the core, it blew the fence panel to pieces and removed branch's off trees and startled birds and wild life for a quarter mile from the house. "'fuck me." escaped from her lips," the damn words are the focus," she tried another one, a giggle escaped this time, an under arm upwards swing, "Heavy heart swing", there was a corona of power around the gem at the top of the swing, the last one she was willing to try today was the healing power, taking the wand in both hands she held to her chest and said "healing heart", the warm glow of the jewel filled her, relaxing the tension in her arms and legs. "have to try that one on a hangover, see if it does any good," she thought to herself as she walked back up to the house, once in WiFi range she got her phone out and checked the prices on the fence panels. Once in the house, Kat opened out her lap top and put a few more hours in for the War Child charity she worked for. When the kids got home from school the 3 of them pitched in and got dinner ready, once sat eating at the table Amy, the older child asked the question Kat had been expecting since she got home, "okay so what does 'did everything taste purple?' mean" Kat swallowed her mouthful of food, and took a drink to give herself time to think. "it was something we used to say to each other when I was your age" She'd aimed for a neutral tone, not sure if she'd achieved it, she took another drink, wishing for something stronger than juice. Thea her younger daughter perked up suddenly, "oh when you were in the Rainbow Friends?" she asked, excitedly. Kat took another drink and swallowed and poured herself a top up from the jug, the ice cubes clinking, then looked at Thea, "yes from then, it was a sort of hello between us and kind of a warning that something was coming." the girls looked at each other, then to their mum, Amy said it first "so is there something, you wouldn't ask me if there wasn't a reason would you?" "are we safe?" Thea added, Kat leaned back and pulled out the communicater, "I can't say, this," she waved what felt like an antique then put it on the table, "powered down about the time I got pregnant with you, and this was the only way we could reach The Supreme Intelligence." Amy looked at her mum, "that's one of our toys, we used to play with it all the time, same as the wand, are you telling us those were actually real?" "they were powered down at that time," Kat finished the sentence talking into her glass. "WERE?" Thea shouted in excitement, Kat put the wand on the table, and Thea grabbed it, and waved it around her head, nothing happened, "oh" Thea was visiblely disappointed that she hadn't blown a hole in the gable wall and put it on the table, Amy looked at it like it was a loaded gun, she looked the question at her mum, Kat nodded her head and she picked it up, and waved it, nothing happened again, Amy put it back on the table, Kat picked it up again and the faintest purple glow emerged from the gem, "twilight light" she said, tiredly, and a deep purple light filled the room, Amy and Thea looked at their mum in a new way, "yes you both get an extra swear word this week". Amy just let out a long slow "fuuuuuuucccccckkkkkkk" Thea asked "can I save it? And can I try again?" Kat handed the wand over, "hold it up and save what I said" Thea tried, "twilight light!" she shouted, nothing happened. "dam... Darnation," she caught herself, determined to have a double swear on Friday, Amy tried the wand again and still nothing happened, Kat felt relieved that whatever reason it was that she could use this, it had skipped her children. Life went back to normal right after dinner with Thea asking to use the lap top to do her home work, and the usual question of when could she have her own lap top.
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Rainbow Sparkle Power Friends Reunion
So more writing from me again rather than painting this week, working on part 2 tonight, inspired by the picture below.