Lara was on her way to meet Jonah and Sam for lunch at their favorite restaurant, when she started to feel as if someone was following her. She didn't look back. It was probably just her imagination, she was thinking, after all what happened on Yamatai. Lara walked into the restaurant, where her friends were already sitting in a corner booth. As Lara walked towards them she noticed Jonah firmly holding onto a old looking suitcase that stood next to him on the floor. At first glance it seemed a suitcase like any other. Except it wasn't. Lara's eyes noticed something unusual along the lip of the case. Runic markings that didn't resemble any language, modern or ancient.
"Lara!", Sam shouted, running towards her and giving her a strong and long hug as if they hadn't met for months.
Lara hugged her friend back, noting how tense Sam seemed. Something was clearly worrying her. Something to do with the suitcase, perhaps? Lara sat down besides Jonah, her interest totally in the suitcase now. What are those markings? As he ran her fingers over them. they appeared to glow. And for but a moment she heard a whisper in her head. Or maybe she thought she did.
"Don't look so worried little bird!" Smiled Jonah warmly. "I cooked fish for my two favourite girls!" The Colossal Maori produced a foil wrapper onto the table containing a delicious cooked sea bass. "Wow!...Is it ok for us to eat that in here?" Sam inquired eying up the treat like a cat, bunching her fists together like little paws.
Lara sat down in another chair, and a mysterious "Phhuuurrrrttt" noise came from her bottom, as Sam started giggling away like a school girl. Lara got up from her chair to find a deflated whoopee cushion underneath. "Oh very funny, Sam." Said Lara.
Lara woke with a gasp, eyes wide as she sat up in bed. What a weird dream, she thought! Still, at least whoopee cushions and fish beat the nightmares! Was her subconscious trying to tell her something, though? She frowned in thought. There was something about that suitcase...
The very next day, Lara went to go look for some cute clothes to wear. However, due to certain circumstances, she ran out of clothes. Luckily the magical suitcase popped out of nowhere and started to glow.
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