"Don't be afraid"
Calyx whispered to me. I looked at her and she grinned toothily. My lip quivered. "Its ok." She gripped me in a rough squeeze, her childish hands wrapped around my torso. The tall man said we were going to a revolutionary place, I wanted to time travel, just not yet. Calyx plunked down beside me. The man came back in and stood in front of the crate with the children cooped inside. "Roll Call!" He shouted, to let all the children know. He quickly listed some, but I was to terrified to catch all of them. " Flora Alder?" "Here!" Cried a wobbly voice. "Seneca Sparrow?" A brave boys voice sounded above the nervous chatter. "Here!" "Delphine Bay?" A girl in the crate with us sat up abruptly and shouted "Here!" "Iris Lark?" Silence. "IRIS LARK?" "Here." A stunned voice mumbled. "Calyx Hawthorne?" "HERE!" She shouted, a sudden burst of confidence. "Arrush Casi?" "Here" I mumbled. The man walked back to the front. After a long period of time, we stopped. "We're here!"