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Dream Of The Lost Summer - Epilogue / Credits
EPILOGUE – SUMMER FOUND
The natives crowded around the military helicopter, not quite believing that something so heavy, and made of something similar to their spearheads and jewellery, could fly like a bird, or even hover like a hummingbird, or even be noisier than the entire village shouting like they did when it was announced that their “saviours” had recovered from their strange disease of the mind. Even the chief and his wife were inspecting the aircraft, being given a “tour” by the old pilot.
It was noon now, several days after the Shortmans and Eduardo recovered their memories. The three adults were still dressed in their native garb, though, and despite Esther having brought western clothing for them, they decided to forego that for now, given that they were in the middle of the tropical summer now. The men still had long hair, beards, and moustaches, albeit now well groomed. The group, along with the children, were walking toward the helico
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Dream Of The Lost Summer - Chapter 15: Ghosts of M
FIFTEEN – GHOSTS OF MEMORIES
The sun was low in the western sky when the four American kids decided that they should check up on the adults, so they stopped their separate games of tonsil hockey and returned to the assigned cave; once Helga had re-done her pigtails and hair ribbon. Esther would have noticed that the four had VERY big smiles on their faces, not to mention that their eight eyes glistened with a newfound spark—more so on her nephew and the neglected girl who would be her next social assistance—and the reason why she didn’t notice was because she was too busy trying to get Miles, Stella, and Eduardo to remember using the mementos that the helicopter had brought them at dawn.
Naturally, Phil and Gertie noticed perfectly.
Kurt didn’t notice, though, with him being a guy.
Eduardo’s wife and daughter didn’t notice, not with them still being so distraught.
The four kids sat down on the stone outcrops next to
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Dream Of The Lost Summer - Chapter 14: Masks
FOURTEEN – MASKS
“You know, you really should be more careful where you leave your stuff. Any of those ‘one-with-nature’ kids could have found it and probably used it as toilet paper or something. And you’re right; this dream of yours is the lamest thing I’ve ever read—HEY!!!” She was suddenly shoved to the ground at the same time the notebook was snatched from her surprised hands.
“Just what the hell do you think you’re doing with this???!!!” demanded the boy.
While his angry tone and sudden aggression was enough to frighten her, Helga was not someone to be pushed around. She jumped to her feet and confronted Arnold with her own pent up anger. “What do you MEAN what do I think I’m doing with this??? Doi!!! If you leave this thing around for anyone to grab, what do you THINK was going to happen other than someone grabbing it and READING IT???!!!”
“And you just thought you coul
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Dream Of The Lost Summer - Chapter 13: I Believe
THIRTEEN – I BELIEVE IN YESTERDAY
Phoebe wiped her glasses again and stepped up to the problematic adults, declaring what Esther had just internally deduced, “They have amnesia!!! The plane crash, while not overtly fatal, must have given them a really bad concussion when they hit the ground. Eventually they woke up and managed to leave the plane under their own power. The Green-Eyed People must have been tracking the plane when it went down, and they were able to find them quickly and re-explain the situation of the Sleeping Sickness. That must have triggered some residual memories, so they went back and took out all the medicine before it was buried in the mudslide! Still…” She looked closer at Miles, Stella, and Eduardo, and saw that they had a few scars in their arms, shoulders, and legs. “They did get some considerable injuries from the crash, so the Green-Eyed People decided to take care of them until they recovered. But…” she sighe
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Dream of the Lost Summer - Chapter 12: Culture Sho
TWELVE – CULTURE SHOCK
Arnold wondered why Ingrid and Hortensia looked at the man with total surprise while his aunt sighed in relief, so he forcibly detached himself from his friends and grandparents, flung himself at Esther, and demanded, “WHAT??? WHAT DID HE SAY???”
She seemingly ignored his frantic question and asked Jorge instead, “¿Nada ni nadie?”
The man shook his head.
The brunette looked at her nephew and explained, “The cockpit…the whole plane is empty. There’s no one inside!”
The man with the body bags sighed in relief and closed his backpack, glad that no one would need its contents.
For now.
Arnold couldn’t believe his luck.
But…did my parents…and Eduardo…survive? And if they did…where are they?
He was so absorbed in his inner confusion and turmoil that he didn’t hear Jorge continue to explain what he found—and didn’t find—inside, and
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Dream of the Lost Summer - Chapter 11: In The Jung
ELEVEN – IN THE JUNGLE, THE MIGHTY JUNGLE…
Mercifully, the bus started on its route right there, and everyone sat back to take in the scenery. This time, the ride was back to the airport, but they didn’t stop at the terminal, or next to the charter plane that was still on the tarmac receiving maintenance and getting refuelled. Instead, the bus stopped at a building that was a considerable distance from the main terminal, and when they all stepped out, they saw a large grey military helicopter nearby with double top rotors, obviously used for transporting troops.
Esther walked up to who seemed to an old Hispanic military pilot, in full grey uniform, and after speaking to him in Spanish for a minute or two, she turned to the group and said, “We’ll be going by helicopter to the camp that’s been set up in the jungle, near the spot where the engine part was found. Normally we’d go by bus or by four-wheel drive vehicles, but this camp is a <i>
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Dream of the Lost Summer - Chapter 10: More Family
TEN – MORE FAMILY
The plane landed shortly before sunset, and as it taxied toward the terminal, Arnold was once again perplexed by what he was seeing.
“Man, Arnold, it’s like, every time you turn left or right, somethin’ throws you for a loop. What is it now?”
“The…San Lorenzo Airport…it’s nothing like it was in my dream…in my dream it only had one large building, and this one has three and a control tower…and are we going to walk through the tunnel to get into the terminal instead of climbing down to the tarmac?”
Esther, who was sitting in front of him, explained over her left shoulder, “Don’t feel too bad, Arnold, just about everyone who has landed at the San Lorenzo Airport lately has also felt a bit disoriented, and that’s because this terminal was remodelled a few months ago. The country has been scrambling to update itself now that the threat of a dictatorship is
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Dream of the Lost Summer - Chapter 9: Road to Puer
NINE – ROAD TO PUERTO DE SANTA CLARA
It didn’t take long for the group to get all the documents and items needed. Gerald’s and Phoebe’s parents verified with Esther all the signatures that were required, and prepared the sleeping bags, tents, clothes for tropical weather, and all the toiletries that their children would use for the next two weeks.
Also in the following days, Arnold continued to write the rest of his dream as he remembered more and more, though he didn’t share with the rest what he wrote down, mainly because he had already told them all the main points of it, but mostly because he remembered in full detail the moments where they had been imprisoned, the trek through the jungle and all the perils they faced, all the perils La Sombra faced and how he sacrificed his own men in order to get through the traps, the entire length of the fight between the villain and the kids, the incident at the bridge, and how the petty thief fell to his d
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Dream Of The Lost Summer - Chapter 8: Family
EIGHT – FAMILY
The usual mob of animals poured out the front door, only this time, they were definitely giving Arnold a wide berth, from how he treated them this morning. Though again, he made sure to take a closer look at the animals that ran out…
…and Helga definitely noticed that. “What?”
Sighing after getting yet another confirmation that he was awake, he explained, “In my dream, after we returned, a snake, a monkey, a parrot, and a few pink butterflies came back with us. They joined the animals that show up like this…”
Now it was Phoebe’s turn to scoff. “Really? All those tropical animals, on a plane? On an American plane? In an American airport? Please, Arnold, if it was impossible enough for a pig to stow away on a plane, even a charter plane, wildlife authorities—both in San Lorenzo and the U.S.—would have got VERY upset if all those animals tried to board a plane, or even get off one i
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Dream of the Lost Summer - Chapter 7: Expert Opini
SEVEN – EXPERT OPINIONS
Helga, Phoebe, and Gerald were a bit surprised when Arnold opened the door and no animals ran out before him. And Arnold was surprised when he saw his three friends standing at the bottom of his stoop.
For a moment they just looked at each other, until Arnold asked, “What?”
Gerald replied, “Arnold, my main man, we all know you’re goin’ through a very rough time, after all, no one can beat Wolfgang to a pulp and be fine afterward.”
“That dream you had obviously wasn’t a normal dream, right?” asked the Asian-American girl. “It’s caused you to do interviews and do research here and there, it’s worn down your patience, it’s stopped you from giving advice—which we know you like to do—but most of all, it’s weighing heavily on you.”
“Football Head, we…we’re your friends, okay? Yes, even me, even if I don’t show it very often. And we
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Dream of the Lost Summer - Chapter 6: It's A Big O
SIX – IT’S A BIG OCEAN
Fortunately for Arnold, he wasn’t tortured by a repeat of the dream he had the night before. The following morning, the second day of his summer vacation, he woke up, and mechanically showered, got dressed, and walked downstairs for breakfast.
None of the boarders spoke to him, not even his grandparents. Instead, all the adults eyed the boy with slight wariness and even a bit of disappointment. Suzie didn’t even want to look at him; his curt reply from yesterday left her somewhat ashamed at her own lack of initiative.
Phil and Gertie looked at their grandson with worry; he just served himself and ate in silence, not speaking to anyone, not greeting anyone, almost not acknowledging anyone in the kitchen or dining room. His gaze was fixed on something in front of him, and he was obviously deep in thought—
Suddenly Arnold straightened up, staring at the refrigerator.
On the door of the refrigerator was a magnet shaped like a s
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Dream of the Lost Summer - Chapter 5: Researching
FIVE – RESEARCHING REAL LIFE
“You’ll be okay walking home?” asked Arnold as they reached the stoop of Sunset Arms, and both placed a hand on each banister.
“Sure, Football Head, thanks for asking. And I’m glad you calmed down. This…aggressive you just isn’t becoming of you.”
He sighed, “No, it isn’t. I’m sorry for this morning, it…it wasn’t me, okay?”
She wanted to hug him, to throw her arms around him and plead forgiveness, to say all was forgiven and forgotten and then plant her lips on his— “Yeah, well, I didn’t exactly help in not wearing out your patience, Arnold. You…you didn’t need me making things worse for you. I’m…I’m……” Helga took a deep breath, stiffened, and forced her words out of her mouth, “I’m…ssssssssssorry, okay? I’ll…I’ll be more careful the next time I dec
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HectorNY Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My condolences on your father's passing.
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iamthejam Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Thank you, sir.
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HectorNY Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. Somehow I remember you from another website - The Wuzzles, perhaps?
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iamthejam Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Most likely. Was it a mailing list?
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Gray-Wolfy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the llama!
Wish you an amazing day ♥
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You're welcome!!!
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Thanks for the llama LoL Kindred Teamspeak Icon Heart 
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You're welcome!!!
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Hey The Jam! Thanks for the watch :D
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Likewise!!!
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Happy new year
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iamthejam Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019
¡¡¡Feliz año nuevo!!!
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Thank you for visiting.
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Likewise!!!
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Merry christmas
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¡¡¡Feliz Navidad!!!
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Thank You :hug:  Merry christmas everybody by MenInASuitcase  
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Likewise!!!
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Hug 
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thank you for the llama!
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You're welcome. :D :D D:
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Thanks for the llama.
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You're welcome.
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Thx so much for the llama trade! :hug: please if you can, check my gallery! 
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Will do!!!
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