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-Chapter One-

 M a t t

Most people would probably consider their sister crazy for thinking she can visit parallel universes.

I, however, can’t. See, my sister is Vanessa James.

You probably don’t know her, but she’s incredibly smart. She skipped third and eighth grade, then graduated at sixteen. She hasn’t gone to college. Instead, she’s been busying herself with some science experiment that she’ll only drop vague hints about.

I’m sort of like her. I’m fifteen, the smartest in my sophomore class.

I plan to go to college. I’m thinking about becoming a journalist.

That is, if I survive this “job” Vanessa has for me.

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I started going up the stairs, Xavier slowly following.

I stopped and turned to him. “You’re coming too?”

“Apparently,” he shrugged. “Is that a problem?”

“Nah,” I shook my head, then looked over the white railing. “Lex?”

“Since apparently everyone is going…” The auburn-haired girl came over.

The three of us walked upstairs, to the room at the end of the hall.

I opened the plain white door, pushing a tool box behind it.

The tall, raven-black haired girl in the back turned around with the screech on the floor.

“Be careful with that!” She exclaimed, running over to us.

“Sorry, what did you want?” I asked as she checked the floor for scratches.

Luckily, the box didn’t do near as much damage as it could have.

“I have a job for you guys.” Vanessa darted back to a table on the other side.

“Yeah, figured that out when you yelled it downstairs.” Lexine smiled, the same way she always does when trying to convince people she didn’t say something rudely.

“Can you just tell us what the job is?” Xavier asked, before Vanessa could respond.

She turned and smiled. “Yes, I can. But you have to come here.”

The three of us walked over, careful not to step on any loose screws or bolts.

We made it to the steel table which had tools and small, red stains scattered.

It was only upon noticing the stains that I noticed Vanessa had several bandages on her hands.

Should I have been concerned? Probably. But this was normal.

I remember being ten and helping my fourteen-year-old sister patch many wounds. Mostly small cuts, occasionally scratches. Usually on her hands, somehow one scratch was on her foot, but she refused to explain that one to me.

Five years later, I still don’t have an answer.

“Okay, guys. See these?” She motioned to the surface of the table.

There were several devices that I can only explain as a strange cell phone.

It looked like one of those older ones that you can’t text or snap pictures with.

What’s the point of those again?

The screen, however, looked like it was stolen off a camera.

Mostly the device was sky blue, while the dozen or so buttons were bright orange.

“It looks like a toddler phone,” I pointed out. “Y’know, the ones that don’t do anything?”

“Gee, thanks for insulting the invention I have worked three years on!”

“No problem.”

Vanessa stared at me for a second, before moving on.

“Anyway, these things are teleporters.”

“What do they do?” Xavier questioned, clearly unsure why we all stared at him.

“Xavier…” Lexine sighed.

“…What?”
“They’re called ‘teleporters’ for a reason.” I chimed in.

A look of realization crossed Xavier’s face. “Ohhh!”

Vanessa sighed. “They teleport you to a different world.”

We all stared at her.

“They what?”
“Different world?”
“What was in your coffee this morning?”

“What a positive response,” She noted. “Who wants to try it?”

No volunteers.

“Aw, c’mon!”
Xavier raised his hand.
“I guess I will!”
 Vanessa’s face lit up. “Great! Just hold this a few inches away from your face…”

She handed a teleporter to him. He held it about three inches from his face, while pushing his dirty blond hair to the side.

“Hit the button on the bottom left corner and smile.”

He did exactly that. He grinned in a slightly creepy way, and pushed the button.

“Xavier Tane. Fourteen. User One.” A robotic voice coming from the teleporter said.

He started to drop it as soon as it said that.

“Do not drop it!” Vanessa hissed.

“I didn’t!”

“You almost did!”
“But he didn’t,” Lexine and I jumped in.

Vanessa shot a quick glare at both of us.

“Who’s registering next?” Xavier asked, probably eager to get the thing out of his hands.

“I will.” I took it from him.

I held it a few inches away and kept a straight face, then snapped the picture.

“Matt James. Fifteen. User Two.”

I gently tossed it to Lexine.

She did the same, except slightly more of a smile than I did.

“Lexine Evans. Fourteen. User Three.”

“Here ya go.” She handed it back to Vanessa.

Vanessa did the same thing, just smiling like you would on picture day.

“Vanessa James. Nineteen. User Four.”

She smiled at the three of us.

“Who’s ready for an adventure?”

“Can adventure wait until after homework?” I asked.

“And dinner?” The others chimed in.

Vanessa pouted a little bit.
“You guys are no fun. But yes.”

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-Chapter Two-

 X a v i e r

After eating pasta and probably failing my algebra homework even with the others helping me, we decided it was time to test the teleporters.

“So, how do we do this?” I asked, sitting on the cleanest part of the table.

“Well…” Vanessa picked up the teleporter. “Just press this button.”
She pointed to the bottom right button, which was a slightly darker shade than the others.

Her brow furrowed. “At least…I think.”

“You think?” Lexine and Matt asked in unison.

“I think so. I mean, I haven’t actually tested—“

“You haven’t tested it yet?!” Lexine exclaimed.

“Well, no. But—“
“So…we could blow up as soon as we push the button.” Matt casually mentioned.

My best friends are such optimists…How did I end up with them again?

I wondered, before remembering that when I was about nine, I had a crush on Vanessa.

It’s sort of embarrassing when you tell your friend you like his sister, who is five years older than you, and his response is just “No”.

I zoned out for a minute, and had no clue what they were arguing about when I came to.

I think Lexine was yelling about how dangerous it was and blah, while Vanessa was…actually, I have no idea what Vanessa was saying.

“Guys, why don’t we just find out?” I asked, taking the device from Vanessa’s hand and pressing the button.

“How many guests on this trip?” The little robot voice asked.

“Four.”

It took the sudden heat and a little whoosh noise to catch everyone else’s attention.

“Xavier!” All of them screamed my name so loud, the neighbors probably heard.

“Please choose a destination.”

I glanced between the others.

Lexine looked like she was ready to kill me.

Vanessa’s eyes seemed to say Do it. I dare you.

Matt…well, he looked the slightest bit scared for a second.

For a moment, I questioned my own actions.

Would I rather die because of a failed experiment, or because Lex killed me?

If Lexine killed me, that’s it. I’m just dead.

But if the experiment killed me…who knows, I could become a radioactive zombie or something.

Which one would be better? I knew which one.

I smiled.
“Who’s ready to blow up?”

I pressed the button in the very middle.

As Lexine began to yell, the room was suddenly overtaken in a blinding light.

---

I woke up in a bed that was definitely not mine.

My mattress was much firmer than this, and also warmer than this.

I sat up, and what felt like the entire bed moved.

I looked down, and rather than a regular white mattress, I was sitting on a water bed.

“Whaaaat…”

“Sir, I’m going to need you to either buy that, or get off.”

I turned around to see a tall, tan skinned, slightly older girl with long, brown and dark blue ombre hair swept over her shoulder.

From the around two feet space between us and my slightly blurry vision, I managed to make out her eyes looked almost black. I wiped my eyes, blinking rapidly to clear them more.

She had moved closer, to the point where she was standing just beside the bed.

I looked at her again, this time I could make out what appeared to be slightly smudged eyeliner on her lower lash line.

“Sir, can you hear me?” She leaned down a bit closer.

“U-uh…y-yeah, I can hear you perfectly c-clear…” I stuttered.

She stood up straight again.

“Okay,” she crossed her arms. “Are you buying or leaving?”

“Buying…” I mumbled, before realizing I just said I would buy a water bed. “Oh! Wait, no, leaving. I-I’m leaving.”

A look of concern spread across her face.

“Are you okay? Sir, are you aware of where you are?”

I shook my head.

“Are you aware of who you are?”

“My name’s Xavier Tane.”

“Okay. Can you tell me…”
We ran through basic info about me.

The girl seemed nice. She had a sweet voice.

After we ran through whatever she thought of, she looked at her watch.

“Oh. We’re supposed to close now.” She looked back at me. “You go wait outside. I have somewhere to take you.”

I slipped off the water bed (literally, slipped. How embarrassing.) and waited on the side walk as she closed the furniture store.

She stepped back out, still in her work clothes which consisted of a royal blue t-shirt and black jeans.

We stood there in silence for a minute as she checked something on her phone.

She’s so pretty…

Dang it. I already had a crush on her.

You don’t even know how old she is! I chided myself.

“So, uh…what’s your name?” I asked, looking up from my shoes.

“Jayda. Don’t worry, our ride will be here soon.”

Even her name is pretty.

“Who’s our ride?”

“My friend.”

Just a few seconds passed before a red convertible pulled up.

Immediately after it came to a stop, Jayda walked right up and hopped in the front seat.

I trailed behind by a few seconds, before getting in the back.

“Xavier, this is Ematt. Ematt, this is Xavier.”

He turned for a second, I guess to say hey.

“Hey, Xavier.” Told you. “Get buckled.”

I did that.

Once he heard the click, Ematt stepped on the gas.

I probably should have asked where we were going.

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-Chapter Three-

 C a l i d a

I pushed my way through the crowded school hallway.

Class was over, everyone was eager to leave, and I was no exception.

It took squeezing in small gaps and saying excuse me too many times to count, but I finally made it out the glass double doors.

I noticed a familiar boy standing at the railing, watching as other students left.

His hair, the same shade as my dark-blonde waves, swept to the side as a soft wind blew.

His gray t-shirt had a stain on the back, which I assumed he didn't know of.

The boy was my older brother, Mason Parker.

I decided to try to sneak up on him, hoping he had zoned out and wouldn't notice.

Only a couple steps away, I reached out to touch his back.

“Calida Rosa Parker, do not.” He advised.

I pulled my hand back, letting out a quick sigh.

“I can never scare you, can I?” I crossed my arms.

He turned around, smiling. “Nah.”

I pouted for a sec, then returned to my normal, blank expression.

“Fine. Can we go now?”

“Yeah,” he ruffled my hair a bit, though he knows I dislike him doing so in public. “Where’s Matt's house again?”

I hurriedly fixed my hair.

“Why would I know?” I asked as we began walking down the steps to his car.

He stopped, staring at me.

“Because he's your tutor?”

I had completely forgotten that starting that Friday afternoon, I was to meet Matt James to study Biology each week.

I didn't want to, but I wasn't exactly doing well in that class.

Or Algebra. Or History. Or Geography...

I'm pretty good at English, and I guess I'm alright at Government and Gym.

At least, I'm good enough not to need a tutor for those.

“Do I really have to go to this?” I asked, sitting in the front seat of his blue Volkswagen Passat.

“Well, maybe not…” Mason started the car, then quickly started to pull out of the parking lot.

I raised my eyebrow, looking over at him.

“Really?”
He shrugged. “That is, if you want to fail the class.”
I sighed, my shoulders slumping.

We both knew that was a possibility. A very real, sad possibility.

Neither of us really wanted to talk about it much.

For a moment, we sat in silence, other than the radio playing whatever the newest hit was.

“Hey, do you have Matt's address written down or something?” He asked, glancing over at me.

“Um…” I started scrolling through the short text conversation we had. “Yeah, I have it.”

I told him where it was.

“Oh, I know how to get there.” He said.

“You should,” I mumbled. “You’ve visited them enough times.”

When my teacher suggested I get a tutor, Mason personally asked Matt to do it.

I wasn't exactly happy about my seventeen-year-old brother choosing my tutor for me, and I was definitely not happy that he didn't talk to me about it first.

But whatever.

“What, are you still mad that I asked him?”

I shrugged, unsure of how I really wanted to respond.

Was I still mad? Probably.

Did I truly know? Nope.

Did I want to talk about it right now? No.

He elbowed my arm a couple of times as we got closer to the James’s neighbourhood.

“Cal, talk to me.”

“What if I don't want to?”

“If you don't, I won't come pick you up. You'll be stuck with them for the weekend.”
 He'll come back. Even though he said he won't, he will.

Following through with threats like that isn't his strong suit.

“Yeah, you will.” I said.

“No, I totally won't. Maybe I won't even get you after class on Monday…”

I rolled my eyes.

“You’re not going to leave me.”

He smiled.
“No, I'm not.” He admitted. “But I got you to talk.”
Dang it, he did...

I opened my mouth to speak again, but I didn't quite know what to say.

Lucky enough for me, we were about to pull to Matt's house.

“Promise you won't kill him, Cal.” Mason requested.

“I can't promise that, Mase.”

He stopped in front of their house, then turned to me.

“Try not to.”

“We’ll see.”

He held his arms out, clearly hoping to get a hug.

“Maybe when you pick me up.” I said, getting out of the car.

He pouted for a second.

“Alright, I'll hold you to it.”
“Hey, I said maybe.”

I grabbed my backpack.

“Bye, Mase.”
“See you in a bit, Cal.” He waved a bit.

I closed the door and began walking up to the surprisingly clean, white, two-story house.

I made it up the steps, knocked on the wooden door and waited.

After a minute of no reply, I knocked again.

Still no reply.

Pushed the doorbell, nothing. Nada.

I pulled my phone out of my pocket and started texting Matt.

 

ME: 

Hey, Matt. Are we still meeting today?

 

It didn't take long for him to respond.

 

New message from: Matt James

MATT:

I'm so sorry, I forgot about that. I'm not home right now, but if you're free tomorrow we can meet then?


I sighed.

 

ME:

It's fine, I forgot too. Sure, tomorrow's good. What time?


MATT:

Is 5:30 okay? I'm helping Xavier with Algebra, so if you need it I can help you too. You can stay for dinner

 

ME:

That would be great. Thank you!


MATT:

It's really no problem. You eat pizza right?


ME:

Yeah, is that dinner?


MATT:

Probably. See you tomorrow! Again, sorry about today


ME:

See you then.


I sighed, running my fingers through my hair.

I wonder if Mason's home.

Then I realized that I never heard him drive away...

Until that very moment.

I whirled around, almost dropping my phone in the process.

Mason was slowly driving down the street.

"Mason! Get back here!" I shrieked. 

"I said I'd leave you! Bye, sis!" He yelled out the window.

That jerk!

I almost tripped getting down the steps.

That was close...

I ran after him as fast as I possibly could with my heavy backpack whose strap kept sliding off my shoulder.

He stopped at the end of the street. 

As I caught up to him, I could hear him laughing. 

I opened the passenger door and got in.

"Jerk," I crossed my arms. "That was awful."

He sighed, smiling. “I said I'd leave you.”

I shot a glare at him. “Then you said you wouldn’t.”

He shrugged.

“So, did you make Matt give up just by standing on his porch?”

“No, he forgot. He's not even home.”
“Oh. In that case, wanna go home?”

“Please. I'm tired.”

We started leaving the neighbourhood.

“By the way, I need you to drop me back tomorrow at 5:30…”

“Rescheduled?”
“Yep.”

“Great, I'll probably come too.”

I glanced at him.

“Why…?”

He shrugged again.

“I just don't know about you being alone with a boy…”
“Mason!”

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