The DDC Girls were sitting inside their clubhouse, catching up on life events. Since their last adventure, the girls had been a little bored at DDC meetings, but they still had them as a way to communicate with each other outside their house.
As they were talking, Faith suddenly exclaimed,
“You know guys, there still is one place that we still actually haven’t explored.”
“Really? Amelia asked, “Where haven’t we explored yet?”
“OOOOH, I KNOW!!!” Samantha yelled excitedly, “THE SPOOKY UPSTAIRS CLOSET!!!”
Faith nodded. “Exactly, Sam. In all our meetings, we’ve never explored that closet. I think we should go today.”
Vanessa jumped up. “I agree. But I want to check for spider webs first. I don’t want any in my hair!”
Samantha jumped up as well. “I AGREE!!” She shouted.
Amelia was the next to stand. “I, also, agree, and Van, I will do the honors of checking for spider webs.”
Addison was next, and she also readily agreed. The Faith Elisabeth stood up and said,
“Well, it’s decided then! Off to the closet we go!”
The DDC girls stood in front of the hallway closet. They stood around chatting for a few moments, and then Faith said, “I’ll go in and explore first. I’ll call out once I’m in.”
She clambered into the closet and a big white dress swished shut behind her like a curtain. The dress, from up close, could be identified as a Victorian wedding dress.
After a few minutes, Addison started getting worried. “Faith?” She called. “Are you back there?” No response. “Faith? Faith Elisabeth, if you’re playing a prank on us you are going to be in some serious trouble.” Not that Faith was the pranking type, but anything’s possible. After a while longer, Addy swished the curtain aside and looked into the room.
“She isn’t there!” Addison cried, whirling around.
“Everybody search every corner!” Amelia cried. “Nobody rests until we find Faith!”
After fifteen minutes of rigorous searching, the DDC girls met back in the center of the hallway.
“Nothing!” Addy cried. “Nothing, nothing, nothing! Where on earth is she?”
The girls tried to figure something out. She couldn’t have just dissapeared, could she?
“Listen, guys,” Addy said slowly, “I’m going in there after Faith. Wherever she went, maybe I’ll go there, too.”
“We’ll all go in.” Amelia said.
“Um, no!” Vanessa exclaimed, “I don’t want to get spider web in my hair. Do you know-” But one look from Amelia shushed her.
“It’s decided, then,” Amelia said, “We all go in, single file. Addy first.”
And so, Addison entered,
And Samantha followed,
And Vanessa grudgingly went in as well,
And Amelia entered last.
Followed by the swish of the curtain as it closed behind her.
The DDC girls lay scattered on the floor in front of the closet.
Amelia was the first to wake. “Huh? Where am I?”
Addison moaned and sat up slowly. “I don’t know, but this looks like Rainbow’s house, only….. Different.”
“And… What are we wearing? This old-timey clothing was only worn in the Victorian ages.”
“You’re right,” Agreed Amelia, “And why is everything black and white?”
Samantha sat bolt upright.
“EEW, FANCY CLOTHES WITH LACE!!! I NEVER WEAR LACE!!!” She cried.
Vanessa stood next.
“You do when mom makes you for Christmas!” She said. Then she looked down.
“Ooh, please tell me this isn’t a dream!” She cried excitedly, “Victorian lace! I’ve always wanted to wear one. But why is it black and white?”
Faith stood last.
“Oh, Faith!” Addy called. “I’m so glad your alright!”
“Of course I’m alright,” Faith said, “But where on earth are we?”
All the girls looked around, for no one had an answer.
To Be Continued…