"Oh,the summer. Surely,the perfect period to relax with your family and friends,and have a good time. ...unless if you are an specific girl called me."
Two girls,one with a darker skin tone and other with a paler one,crashed trough a sign with the writting of "Welcome to Inside Falls!" using a curious cart that had the colors based on shades of white,blue and purple,screaming as loud as their throats would allow. However,their scream was easily beatable by the scream of a unknow,muscular creature that was throwing punches on trees,knocking them down.
"He is coming toward us!",the girl with the darker skin tone said as she looked backwards. A punch of the horrible creature would have hitted the cart...if it didn't trip over a rock to fall roughly to the ground. The girl of dark skin was making panic squeaks,looking around the cart area.
"Well,greetings. I am Chara. That one who is panicking from the depths of her soul is my twin sister,Frisk. Now,you may be asking to yourself,'Why the heck are you two using a golf cart to escape from a muscular creature with an antenna on the top of the head?'"
The monster roared and punched another tree. Unfortunately,it was a large one,who was very ready to fall on the cart.
"Careful,Chara!!",Frisk screamed for her twin. The two advanced with no control over the cart,and screamed in pure panic.
"Well,the answer is pretty much simple. But first,lets reset. Everything began when our parents decided to follow a very 'great' tip from our aunt and uncle."
Frisk and Chara were on the living room. Frisk was making random drawings over her notebook with a big smile over her face,while Chara was playing a video-game on her Nintendo DS,and she was very focused on it. Suddenly,the hands from their parents snatched the notebook and Nintendo DS from them,leaving the two with confused and shocked faces.
"I'm sorry,but you two really need fresh air. Your aunt and uncle aren't entirely wrong.",the twins' mother said,as she gave to them their respective bags and putted sunscreen over their noses. Chara also recieved a very old hat of green color she almost never used.
"But don't worry,we know exactly the place you two will spend off the summer!",the twins' father said,as he picked the map from Oregon and pointed to a curious location. 'Inside Falls',an town that was on the frontier of Oregon,and very far from their hometown,Cave Junction. Frisk's smile returned,but Chara's frown just got worse.
"They sended us to the north frontier of Oregon,on a quiet town called Inside Falls,so we could stay up on the touristic house in the middle of the jungle owned by our great aunt."
The twins were now on this tourist trap. They were inside an attic with two beds the two would share up during their whole summer stay on Inside Falls like a bedroom.
"I wish we could have a attic like that back on our old home. Hey! Look at all this wood!",Frisk said on a cheerful voice,extending her hand to show many little wood sticks fixed on her hand like glue. Chara backed up until she turned around to face the bed she would use. Above there was a swan,resting on the bed peacefully.
"Hmpth,stupid white feather balls...",Chara said,with a sour and uncaring voice. Frisk climbed down from her bed and went to the swan.
"Hello,fellow!",Frisk said to the swan. It suddenly woke up and flied up,landing over Frisk's head and leaving a big mess of white feathers over Chara's bed. "Ah! I got it! You want me to be your nest!",Frisk said,as she laughed up in delight. Chara wasn't so happy,however. She was staring at Frisk with a unimpressed face.
"My twin sister is my polar opposite. She is so sweet,enthusiastic and pacific that it taste like diabetes."
"And I? ...well,lets say that the surroundings are difficult to be attractive to a heart with a cold and sour shell as mine."
"Woohoo! Rolling over grass!",Frisk said as she rolled over a hill of grass. The twins were outside the shack,and Chara was reading a book...or at least,trying to read a book,because a squirrel was on the top of her head,eating a nut and filling Chara's head with the nut's shell bits,much to her annoyance. Suddenly,someone jumped above her,making her scream and drop her book. When she noticed who just jumped over her,she got a furious look on her face.
"Well Chara,you must know I am a lady of many talents,and ballet is still one of them!",it was a lady,with a skin slightly less paler than Chara's one,and wearing a cyan business woman outfit. Her hair was of a peach color and pixie-cuted,her eyes were sky blue colored,her nose was large and pointed and she had a weird scar on her forehead,shaped like a egg,or gemstone.
"And afterwards,there is our Great Aunt Pearl. THAT WOMAN...*ahem*,sorry. She transformed her house into a tourist trap she called up 'Crystal Shack'. She says the shack is the house of all the mysteries of Inside Falls. The real mystery is WHY anyone is bothered by the existence of this shack. I hope she one day can get this off. Want to bet who are the workers of this place this summer?"
Chara sighed as she tried her best to clean the floors of the Crystal Shack with a broom. Frisk was impressed over many weird 'artifacts' scattered on the area where her twin was cleaning up. She was about to touch up one of the diamond-shaped crystals,that is,until Pearl holded up her arm.
"Uh uh uh. No touching. This is merchandise.",Pearl said,kneeling to Frisk's level and patting her head. Chara was even more annoyed,but she still continued on cleaning the floor.
"I thought this would be the whole summer. An abysm of boring and forgettable memories. That is...until a specific day came...and everything changed up to me,and to my twin sister."
"Oh my goodness! They are looking at it!",Frisk said quietly,standing behind a desk full of mini wood dolls shaped like Pearl. She was seeing a group of pre-teenagers find a note she left on purpose. The only girl of the pre-teen group picked it and began to read it. That was the writting over it:
🌟 You want to be my friend? 🌟
☐ Of Course!!
☐ HECK YEAH!!!
"Yes! They readed it!",Frisk happily squeaked. She turned around with a happy smile towards Chara,who was cleaning up a table with water.
"*sigh* Frisk,I know you are the 'Social Butterfly' between us,but god,stop going crazy over the 'social' part.",Chara spoke with her twin,in a stoic voice.
"Uh? But,come on Chara,this is our very first summer out of Cave Junction... Its my greatest chance to make a very big group of friends!",Frisk said in a enthusiastic voice.
"I agree. But seriously,you have to ask for the friendship of everyone you face off?",Chara pointed out for Frisk. This reminded them both about three times where Frisk shoved herself over groups of teenagers,asking (or,most commonly,screaming) for their friendship.
"Put all your bets on the negative choice,dear sister,because I have a great bet for this summer's greatness. I bet the greatest friend I can have on this summer will be right there!",Frisk said,pointing her thumb towards a door with curtains,and the writting of "MUSEUM" above it.
Out of this same door,came Pearl,trying to do a ballet spin,but falling up and hurting herself a little. Frisk was worried about her great aunt's health,but Chara gave off a morbid and quiet chuckle after viewing the scene. When Pearl got up,she cleaned her throat and putted her arms around her back,trying to look important in a way.
"I am going to need the help of one of you to put those signs over the forest.",Pearl said in a calm voice,showing signs that would be arrows pointing towards the Crystal Shack.
"Not me!",the two twin girls said on unision,pointing their fingers upwards.
"Well,me neither.",a goat boy of white skin said,interrupting his hands from holding on a spoon and knife to eat a pie slice. This goat boy was Asriel,the cousin of Frisk and Chara,and one of the workers of the Crystal Shack. Chara actually liked alot more of Asriel than of Pearl,not only because he was a person she already knew and trusted off,but also because of his less eccentric behavior and more lovable nature. Frisk also loved Asriel alot.
"I didn't ask to you,Asriel.",Pearl said for Asriel. After this speech,Chara really wished she could lose her politic education and trash off her great aunt with punches.
"...Okay...",Asriel said,before resuming to eat off his pie slice. He sounded slightly hurt and sad.
"Lapis! You can help me put up the signs?",Pearl said,turning around to a girl with blue hair,freckles,and a haircut slightly similar to Pearl's,but longer,and wearing a blue dress outfit with jeans and black boots. Lapis Lazulli was a part-time worker of the Crystal Shack,and very laid-back and calm.
"I would help,but I'm trapped on the chains of laziness...",Lapis said,making a sarcastic impression of a prisioner.
"Oh my god! Why you all must be so difficult!? Alright,I will choose up...",Pearl said,and began to sing the Ip Dip counting-out game music.
Ip dip dip,
My little ship,
Sailing on the water,Like a cup and saucer,
But you are not in it!
Pearl finished the nursery rhyme pointing her finger at Chara.
"Oh come on!",Chara said,almost losing her politic stoicness. "Grauntie Pearl,you know I always talk about how much I feel I'll be attacked at any moment on those forest paths."
"Ugh! Those stories!",Pearl said in an angry tone,facepalming.
"I'm being honest. This town have some dark secrets you don't know. I swear spiders bited on me and its spelling 'BE CAREFUL'.",Chara tried to be the calmest possible speaking. She showed her arm to Pearl. Indeed,something was written. But it was actually 'EB CAREFUL'.
"...that is actually written 'EB CAREFUL'.",Pearl pointed out to Chara. Chara looked at her hand,in disbelief of what she was actually witnessing. Pearl patted Chara's head before continuing,"Don't worry girl,those are just myths,they aren't real and no one is going to harm you. So,you don't need to worry about anything."
Chara sighed in bitterness as she holded the arrow-shaped signs over her arms.
"Lets believe on the Perfect Pearl,not on Loser Chara! Ugh...",Chara said to herself in a deep self-hate as she hammered the signs over the trees. They had writtings of "WONDERFUL!","UNBELIEVABLE!",and mainly of "CRYSTAL SHACK UP AHEAD!". Chara was about to continue her task on another tree...then,she noticed and heard something odd. ...A metallic noise.
She asked to herself how the tree managed to make a metallic noise. Then,she tapped the hammer on the tree,with no intention of hanging a sign over it. More metallic noises. She cleaned some dust with her hand and she noticed the area she was hammering up was actually a very little door shaped like a square. Chara opened it with some difficult,to find some leavers of a dark violet color turned upwards. She pushed one.
She pushed the other.
Then,a hole on the ground opened behind herself. The same swan that was on her bed on the day she arrived with her sister on Inside Falls,whom was nearby,left with no delay. She turned around with a surprised gasp.
"Uh?",Chara said. She checked the inside of the hole,finding a book. A book she never saw or heard before. It was solid and heavy,with the cover and back made of leather. The front cover picture was the most interesing part. It had two figures of circles. They looked like gemstones. One of them was red like cherry,with a square facet. The other was blue like cobalt,with a triangle facet. On the middle of the two gems,an simple number. 3. Besides the number,there was no title,neither the name of the author.
After checking for anyone nearby,Chara opened the heavy book. She flipped one page and finded out a pink rose on this page. She stared at it for some moments before turning to the next page. She flipped another page,and began to read it.
"It has been six years since I began to unravel the mysteries and wonders on the town of Inside Falls,Oregon.",Chara said,reading the writtings of the page. 'What is this all?',she commented with herself,as she flipped more book pages.
She stopped the flipping on one page that had a illustration with a blue ray of letters forming the phrase 'BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR'. She began to read: "Unfortunately,there is deep dark truths behind this apparently innocent place. They are watching me. I must hide this book from them. Remember: Be careful about what you wish on Inside Falls."
"Be careful about what you wish on Inside Falls...?",Chara said to herself as she closed the book. She reflected for a moment about what the book was talking about,and began to think if she should take this aesop to the heart or not. Suddenly,Frisk came in by rolling out of the top of the log that was behind Chara and falling clumsly on the ground. Chara screamed in shock and almost couldn't prevent the book from falling on the ground.
"H-hey Chara,hehe...",Frisk said with an awkward smile. It was obvious that she was trying to appear for Chara in a cool way,but she failed up miserably.
"Don't scare me like that again!",Chara said,very angry about the unexpected appearence. But when she noticed Frisk's slightly hurt but understanding look,she putted a hand on one of Frisk's shoulders to reasurre her she was just shocked for a moment,and not angry at her.
"Heh...well,by the way,what is that?",Frisk said,pointing to the book.
"Hmm,follow me up,before the bird meat appears.",Chara said with a smirk,indirectly talking about the swan,as she walked towards the exit of the forest. Frisk just followed her,slightly disgusted about the morbid pun Chara made.