I walked over to the water and sat down, putting my feet in the bay. “Now what do we do?” I asked.
“I… don’t know.” was Vivi’s response. “Aha! So there’s something the smarty pants doesn’t know, is there?” I teased. She pretended to be offended. “Stop bullying me.” she said. I looked at her, and couldn’t keep a straight face.
I sat there, wondering for a few minutes what to do, then stood up as an idea struck me. “We need to go to these places. We have special abilities for a reason. Maybe this is how we’re supposed to use them?” As I was speaking, Vivi was slowly nodding, which got faster as she started to stand up too.
“Yeah. So the first place we’ve got to go to is New York City.” Then I looked up and said, “How are we gonna get there? I can’t drive until I’m 16. I’ve still got three years to go…”
Vivi rolled her eyes. “Yeah, lets wait three years, see if you’re still alive then, see if monsters have taken over the world yet… Sorry, that’s NOT gonna work, hon. We could ferry, take a bus, stay here for three years so you can fail your driving test fifty million times…”
I glared at her, and she glared back. Then we both stopped, looked up at each other, and said in unison, “We shouldn’t fight.” I took out my phone, and looked up where the nearest ferry station was.
“Ferries are good,” I explained, “I’ll always have my weapon handy.” Vivi nodded in agreement, then walked over to the edge of the water. Plants decayed as she stepped on them. One think we had both realized was that I was immune to her power, and when I threw a stream of water at her, it split in the middle and went around. But anything playful still got her wet.
I motioned for her to follow me, then led the way to the ferry station.
Along the way, a few people turned brown as we walked past them. Vivi had a weird look in her eyes, as if she was afraid of herself. But the look disappeared as we went on.
At the station, the ticket man was a little… rude to us. I -accidentally- threw a water bubble at him and knocked him in the river. He… drowned. A little hesitant, we got ourselves tickets and hopped on the ferry.