"You're crazy? What if we ends up in a wall?" Gille rolled his eyes.
"Well, maybe we can focus on NOT to be in a wall?"
"Come on, it's fun." Gil wasn't budged.
"How about this, just think of a house. A house with non-harmful residents?" Rick was relentless.
"Why do you want to go to a house?!"
"Gotta see how different it is. I still say we think nothing but hey, a house is safe enough."
"Very brief trip!" Gil finally was swayed.
"Very...We don't want Lydia to get worried. Let's get going!" Rick was enthusiatic as Gil opened a door of dimensions.
They stepped through the door, then went through something cold and uncomfortable, then they felt warm and normal again.
"What was that? Did you feel cold?" Rick asked, looking back at the shrinking door.
Gil nodded and looked back. Then, he widened his eyes and pointed at thin air. "I....I think we just stepped through him."
"Who?" Rick was baffled and saw nothing.
"You think?" The man asked, looking pissed.
"I'm so sorry. We didn't know. We...." Gil looked pale.
"Who are you talking to, Gil? I can't see anything!!!!" Rick shook Gil's arm.
"He's talking to my ghost." A woman spoke behind them. Rick and Gil whirled around to face her. She was tall, short blond hair with hazel eyes. She looked surprised but didn't look so cruel.
"I'm so sorry for intruding." Gil apologized with fear laced in his voice.
"You should be!" The man ghost angrily said.
Gil flinched but the woman calmed the ghost. "Vin, they didn't know! They're just kids."
Vin the ghost huffed but didn't threaten Rick and Gil anymore.
"Who's Vin?" Rick asked, looking around, trying to see this mysterious Vin.
"He's a ghost that standing next to her." Gil whispered fiercely.
Rick and Gil stood there, facing the woman and Vin, holding their breath. After what seemed like forever, the woman stepped foward slowly. "I'm Layla. Do you need something?"
Gil held out his hands, showing no threat and answered her nervously. "I'm Gille and he's Richard. We're sorry for intruding. We just...ah...stepped through the door with no exact destination in mind....It was...uhm....an experience...I mean...a try..."
"D'oh. That's a stupid idea." Vin said.
Layla laughed. "Stop giving them a hard time, Vin. They're teenagers. They like to do things that don't seem so bright."
"Try to be the one being stepped through. I want to vomit."
"He's very friendly. Don't worry. How old are you?"
"I'm 16 and Rick is 17. I'm so sorry we went through you."
Vin sighed. "It's all right. It happened."
"Gil, what did he say? Fill me in here." Rick said lowly for Gil to hear.
"You can't see Vin." Layla looked straight at Rick.
"No, I don't have any magical ability. But it seems like you do." Rick smiled nervously.
"I'm a medium psychic. I can see and communicate with him. So, how did you come here?"
"We go through the door of dimensions." Gil answered simultaneously with Rick.
"What? Door of dimensions?" Layla was baffled.
"You never heard of it?"
"Well, I just saw it now. Gille has the power to open it then."
"Yes, I do. But I believe you and Vin can go through it too."
"Where does it lead to?"
"Anywhere if you can control it."
"Fairy-Land?" Rick laughed then coughed and sobered.
"I'm sure it can lead you there. I've never heard of it or tried to go there." Gil answered.
"Why do you want to go to Fairy-Land? On that note, why do you even know of it without knowing the door of dimensions' existence?"
"It's a long story..." Layla sighed.
"We have some time." Rick grinned and Gil elbowed Rick.
"We don't have to tell the kids anything! They're kids."
"Vin, they probably can help."
"These kids? They can't help themselves!"
"They know more about something that we don't know. It's okay. They will return to their world anyway. More information won't hurt."
"If you need any information, I will definitely tell you everything I know. It's the least to express our apology for our intrusion." Gil bowed his head.
"You're royal." Vin stated.
"I am the prince of Kalas, yes." Gil replied.
"Please don't bow. I'm not royal or anything. And in this world, we don't have royalty."
"Anymore." Vin added.
"Come, have a seat. Maybe you can help us out." Layla indicated her lounge chair. "You want something to drink?"
"No, thank you." Gil and Rick sat down nervously and looked around the house.
"Vin here haunted my house. He's Knight Vincent De Dupont."
"I was." Vin sighed and sat floatingly next to Layla.
"He was abandonned by his troops and died here. He didn't find peace so he didn't cross over. Hence, he haunted here since." Layla stopped to gauge the boys' reaction. They didn't look shocked or about to run away so she continued. "He became my friend after I bought the house. I want to urgh...give him a hug..."
"You love him." Gil eyed them and stated simply.
Layla sighed and nodded. "Yes. We found a myth that if you can go to Fairy-Land and ask, they can help you there."
"Really? Where do you find this myth?" Rick bewildered.
"In a 14th century book that we stumbled upon."
"It sounded too simple. You just come there and ask?" Gil was interested.
"I don't know. But the point is to know how to get there first."
"How do you even know there's such thing called Fairy-Land?"
"Because it's our only hope and I refuse to give it up." Layla said simply, Vin touched her arms lightly. He looked up to meet Gil's gaze then put his hand right thought Layla's.
Gil saw Vin's agonizing look and emphasized with him. That sucked. Being unable to touch someone you love must be the worst thing ever.
"What happens if you can go there?" Gil asked thoughtfully.
"I will ask to be able to touch him, to be able to live as a normal couple. That's all I know."
"Well, now that you know the door of dimensions exists, maybe you can just open one and go there." Rick suggested.
"No, Rick, she can't. She can't open the door."
"Why not?" Vin and Rick asked at the same time.
"She's a psychic, not the one that has the ability to control magic. Her psychic ability is magical itself and it helps her to go through the door."
"You said I could go to the door too, correct?" Vin asked seriously.
"Yes, you're not exactly human. You lived through time. Anyone that has any magical ability can go through the door."
"So how can we go there? You have any suggestion, Gille?"
"I can't lead you there because I've never been there. I think the best way to do is to go ask a wizard."
"A wizard?" Layla asked.
"Yes...a wizard will have more informations about that and he or she can open the door and lead you there."
"Where do we find a wizard?" Vin asked.
"I have no idea. This is your world. You know better way to find a wizard than me."
"How do you look for a wizard?" Layla asked.
"I don't know. Maybe you can look for witches first, they usually know a wizard."
"Yes, they perform magic. I'm sure they'll help you when they hear your story."
"How do I know if I meet a witch?"
"I don't know.....Perhaps you can ask."
"Gee, it's like finding a needle in a haystack."
"They tried to help us, Vin. At least we have a direction to try now. Do you need anything, Gille? I'll be more than happy to help." Layla said.
"No, we just wanted to see what happened if we went through the door. We seeked adventure and we already had it."
"Thank you very much for you help, Gille."
"I wish I can do more but seriously, it's all I know. I can ask my mother to come to your dream and help out but I doubt she can because she doesn't know who you are."
"No, it's all good, Gille. Thank you for your kindness."
"You're very welcome. I think we should get going now before anyone notices that we've been gone for too long." Gil stood up together with Rick.
"Oh, how can you go home?" Vin asked.
"I'll open a portal and step through."
"Yes, it's a door straight to my world." Gil explained.
"Oh, okay..." Vin nodded but didn't seem to understand.
Gil chanted the spell and open the portal right in their room. "I thank you very much. Best of luck to you too."
"Thank you, Gille. Blessings to you both."
"Goodbye." Rick smiled and clasped Gil's forearm. Together they stepped through the portal and came back to the Border room in the castle.
"Whew....it could have been worse." Rick commented.
"You think? Layla was nice enough!"
"We could have asked for a tour! We still don't know what world was that!"
"Gee, I was so embarrassed for intruding...."
"Where have you two been?" Lydia asked from the door, sufficiently cutting Gil's sentence.
"Mother!!! Ehr...I was honing my skill to open the door."
"Uh-huh, where did you go, Gilly?"
"Just a safe house, mother. There was no harm. We came back right away."
Lydia looked at them both quizzically. "Hmmm...You two should be careful. Door of dimensions isn't a toy. Now go wash yourselves and prepare for dinner."
"Yes, mother." Gil breathed out his relief.
"Yes, my queen." Rick bowed his head.
Lydia nodded and left.
"Whew, see? We were just in time." Gil elbowed Rick.
"I'm just saying!!!!" Rick laughed.