was not right in such dark times. ³Adrienne and Charlienne, you suffered much today.Watching your parents being taken and not leaving with them was a difficult decision. Butnow God has a mission for you. To find your parents, you shall look for Joan d¶Arc andask her to help you. This tiara will lead the three of you to your parents.´ The angel handedthe sisters a beautiful, glowing tiara. ³This tiara will stop glowing when you reach your destination.´ Adrienne and Charlienne were astonished by the angel, so they quickly got upto thank her and asked in amazement, ³When shall we leave?´ The angel replied,³Tomorrow morning at dawn you shall find Joan. She already knows all about this journey,I announced this to her before coming to you.´That night, Adrienne and Charlienne both got tucked up in their mother and father¶s bed and tried to fall asleep. Adrienne couldn¶t, she was too busy thinking about her poor parents locked up in a prison cell. Eventually, she fell asleep but woke up a little later withthe sunlight. The next day, Adrienne and Charlienne got up in silence knowing what to pack for their journey. It was still dark so Adrienne took her papers and a charcoal stick,some money, and her sister¶s present; she packed the food and water and also took thetiara. Then, she sat on her sister¶s side of the bed and carefully woke her, ³Happy Birthday,Charlienne,´ she whispered. Charlienne opened one eye and got up from her bed. ³I amstill sad that mom and dad are gone, Adrienne.´ ³Me too´ Adrienne confessed miserably.When Charlienne was up and ready, she took her old cloth doll, two pillows for both of them and the amount of clothes they would need for their (hopefully) short journey. Thegood thing about the journey was that Adrienne knew where to start; they went to thehouse of her best friend Joan, Joan d¶Arc.Strangely enough, just as the angel had predicted, Joan was waiting for them withher pack over her shoulder. ³Good morning´ Joan said ³I heard what happened to your parents last night. I am truly sorry, but we will find them´ Joan declared. ³Do you not findit strange that an angel came to our houses?´ Charlienne asked. ³Yes, it is strange,´answered Joan, ³This must mean it is something very important, because she came to bothour houses. Now, let me see the tiara,´ Joan said excitedly. The strangest thing about thetiara was that it had a symbol of a lady exactly like the one Joan had drawn of how sheimagined she would look when older. ³This has to mean something´ Adrienne said inhope as she passed Joan the scroll the angel had given the sisters, which had encrypted:
This journey will mean the start of something new to you, at the age of 19 your days will beat an end and by then you will have saved France and England in battle. Written for Joanof Arc.