Hello, world! I bet you all have questions, like who on Earth am I? And why I decided to start a blog? Well, my name is Lexi Haugen, and I’m not all that sure that I am on Earth. At least not all the time. And why did I start a blog? Well, it started like this…
I was working on working out all the kinks in my time machine, you see. When doing something like that, one should always be very careful, because one never knows exactly what might happen. Time is a tricky business, you know.
Either my dog and beloved friend, Coco, doesn’t know this, or she’s even more clever than anyone realized, and had this all planned out in that doggy brain of hers. She’s quite a helpful assistant. She was fetching me this and that as I needed it, while I was laying on my back underneath my time machine, safety goggles strapped on, fiddling with the buzzing and whirring machinery and wires above my head. While I’m fiddling and don’t need anything for a few minutes, Coco usually occupies herself with taking a nap, chewing her dog toys, or just watching me intently.
This time she pushed a button.
And suddenly, after a bright flash of light, I was fiddling with thin air.
“Coco?” I looked around, and there was no time machine or little white dog to be seen. My lab was empty.
Well, almost empty, except for the control panel that would tell me where Coco had gone.
What? You have another question? How would I get to where Coco had gone?
Simple. I have a teleport.
So, with another bright flash of light, I was following Coco, to meet my destiny.
“Ow,” I said. That landing was sure bumpy. Yes, I did say “landing.” Let’s just say that my teleport is next on my list of things to fiddle with and work all the kinks out of.
So, first order of business was to find my silly little dog. “Coco?” I called. But there was no answering yip from my furry white friend.
I found myself to be in what appeared to be just an ordinary house. I decided to look around, and try to hunt down my little dog. But as I walked around the corner, I ran into a girl, with her long brown hair in two braids and her eyes glued to the hand-held video game in her hands.
“Who are you?” she asked, now staring at me instead of her game.
“Uh, hello,” I said tentatively. “My name’s Lexi. Have you seen a little white dog mysteriously appear out of nowhere?”
She just looked at me. Then her mouth dropped open and she gasped. “Are you an alien?!” she asked, with an odd tone of admiration in her voice.
“Um, no. I’m a scientist. And I’ve lost my dog. She’s small, white, and fluffy. Her name’s Coco, have you seen her? She probably appeared in a bright flash of light like the way I just came in.”
“Oh.” She looked a little disappointed that I wasn’t an alien. “Sorry, no dogs, just you. You don’t look like an alien anyway.”
“Molly, are you playing with the light sockets again? It looked awful bright in here.” A red-haired girl walked in. She jumped back when she saw me. “Who are you?” she asked, shocked.
Molly cut in before I could answer. “It’s alright, Mia. She’s not an alien. Her name’s Lexi she’s missing a dog. Have you seen one?”
“Sorry, no I haven’t. How did you get in here?” She asked me.
“I was using my teleport to follow my dog. She hijacked my time machine.”
Molly was staring at me again. “T-t-time machine?!?”
“Yeah. She must not be here yet. But according to my control panel back at my lab, she didn’t travel too far into the future. So if you see another bright flash–”
I was interrupted by squeals coming from the next room. “IT’S A PUPPY!!!”
The three of us started running. “That’s probably Coco,” I told Molly and Mia.
“And your time machine?” asked Molly excitedly.
“I certainly hope so.” I replied.
In the next room where the squeals came from, there was a blond haired girl, and another that looked kind of like Molly, as well as a little toddler whose face was buried in Coco’s fur.
The blond came up to us. “Molly, Mia! You should have seen it! The room seemed to explode! And then there was this thing, and then there’s this dog…” she pointed to Coco. Then she saw me. “Who’s she?” she asked Mia and Molly.
“This is Lexi. And that’s her time machine.” Molly’s eyes gleamed.
“I’m really sorry about this. I’ll just take my dog and be out of here. Come here, Coco.”
The little toddler released Coco from her hug, but Coco didn’t come. Instead she went over to the window, laid down in the sun beam, and fell asleep.
“Coco!” But she didn’t stir. “Now Coco. We’re going. We’re getting back in that time machine and leaving.” And I turned around to get into the time machine. She sat up, but only to watch me.
I flipped some switches in the time machine to get us back to my lab, but she didn’t start up. “Coco, what did you do to it?” She just looked at me and blinked.
“You don’t want us to leave, do you?”
Another blink. And she laid her head down again.
Molly turned to me. “You can stay if you want, Lexi.”
“Could we? I wouldn’t want to intrude…”
“Of course! I’m sure our human wouldn’t mind. She loves to have new dolls in the house.”
“Really? Um, well then, sure! When time traveling it’s nice to have a home base to return to. I just need to get some of my stuff from my lab. Make sure Coco doesn’t get into any more trouble, I’ll be right back.” I pulled a remote control out of my pocket that was connected to my teleport back at the lab, and should get me back there. And with another flash, I was gone. But I would return later.
So that’s why I started this blog. Because I’m not done with that time machine yet, and I’m sure that Coco’s not done getting into trouble either, and my adventures are far from over.
Thanks for reading!