"Well, it feels a little surreal to be back at work again." Sylva perched
on the ledge of the newly decorated studio, glancing around it in approval.
"I like the decor, though. It's different, but it rocks."
"It's good to be back." Copper agreed, a smile crossing her face. "And
Aaron and I have begun to discuss our wedding date again...I think we might
go for sometime soon, to be honest. After all that's happened I don't think
either of us want to wait much longer."
"A real Jewel wedding!" Sadie observed with a smile. "Oh, it's good to
be back to normal again, don't you think? Back to how it was before."
"Not quite back." Topaz shook her head. "Before this, Sadie, you were young,
free and single, now you're in very real danger of going steady!"
"Shut up, I know!" Sadie blushed violently, but a smile crossed her face.
"And the irony of it is still foxing me, but I'm not going to question it.
Alex likes me and I like him and that's all we're working on at the moment.
After all, we're both very busy people. Or we will be, once things hot up
"No time like the present."
A voice came from the doorway and the quintette turned, letting out a bevy
of exclamations as they registered the speaker.
"Mom!" Nancy stared. "I didn't think you were coming back to work until
next week at the very earliest!"
"I ain't 'ere to work." Jetta, her voice still somewhat husky laughed,
indicating with a wry smile her sweatshirt and jeans. "Think Pizzazz would
let me in 'er office dressed like this? But I wanted to see 'ow the place
was shapin' up, get the feel again, an' get me nerve back." She smiled.
"I like it...an' I think it's chasin' the ghosts away, so expect me back
with a vengeance next week."
"It'll be good to have you back." Copper said sincerely. "Misfit Music
wouldn't be the same without you."
"Mm, s'pose you 'ave to say that, bein' as soon you'll be me daughter in
law." Jetta observed dryly. "In all seriousness, though, I'm beginnin' to
appreciate the fact I'll be able to be there. I won't take life for granted
again, that's for sure!"
"I don't think any of us will." Sylva said thoughtfully. "I'm glad that
guy's behind bars now, and for a long time, too. He's creepy."
"I wish they'd found out who was paying him." Topaz agreed. Jetta shrugged.
"Well, far as I'm concerned, it's behind me." She said firmly, in a tone
which forbade further discussion on the topic. "I'm jus' focusin' on gettin'
meself back to 'ealth an' back to work, so I can chivvy you lazy brats about
a bit more!"
"We're looking forward to having you back." She said with a grin. "Finally,
things are as they should be in Jewel's world!"
In the flickering light of a table lamp, the tall, thin man in the corner
chair let out a sudden exclamation of anger, making his nearby cat jump
and flee beneath the sofa. "Damn him! Of all the easy jobs, why couldn't
he get it right!"
He got to his feet, moving to the mantlepiece, and picking up a photograph.
Around him in the gloom several pairs of identical eyes stared back at him,
each one mirroring some tiny detail of emotion that never yet left him bored.
"Twenty five years." He murmured. "Twenty five years since Jem and the
Holograms took their final bow! Twenty five years since the success of those
damn Misfits made them history forever! They took you away from me, but
I haven't forgotten you, not like the rest of the world has. I know you
were more than what they say, that the hologram story was a lie. A cover!
And I'll get even for you, my pretty...don't you worry."
He set the picture lovingly back down, taking in for the thousandth time
the smile, the sparkling eyes and the look of happiness on her face.
"Jem." He whispered. "I still believe in you, and I promise I always will."
At that moment the sitting room door opened to reveal the butler. "Mr Wentworth,
your father is on the phone."
"I'll take it in the study." The tall man growled, turning reluctantly
from his beloved's gaze and leaving the room in high dudgeon. Just because
Zipper had failed did not mean there wouldn't be other chances, he told
himself as he scooped up the receiver. He just had to be patient.
His time would come.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Chapter One: A Confession
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE
Copper, Nancy, Sylva, Anna, Blade, Raesha, Sirena,
Topaz, Aaron, Sophie, Justin, Elliot, Rosita, Luis and any other
characters in this fiction which do not appear in the animated Jem
series are copyrighted to me (E.A Woolley) as of January 2002 <unless
otherwise specified> and are not to be reproduced without permission
ANYWHERE. Jetta, Pizzazz, Stormer, Roxy, Raya and all other original
Jem characters are the copyright of Hasbro Inc, Sunbow, Christy Marx and
the other writers of the Jem series. The future world of Pizzazz, Raya,
Jetta, Roxy, Stormer, Clash, Synergy, the fate of Jem and her memorial
are all copyrighted to me. The future world of Kimber and Shana is copyrighted
jointly to myself and Gemma Dawn.
The concept of 'Jewel' is entirely my own, and
any apparent link with any fictional or actual person or persons
of this name is entirely coincidental. Equally the characters in
this fiction are not based on any real life individual.
The concept behind the future world of Danse,
Aja and Craig, the idea behind Jerrica's futureworld and the
split of the Holograms is copyrighted to Gemma Dawn, whose Teenangel
Outsiders fiction is directly twinned with Just a Dream. The
character Sammi and any of the other Teenangel Outsider characters
mentioned in this fiction are entirely copyright to Gemma Dawn and
appear here only with her permission.
Pay her page a visit!
Chapter Two: Jetta's
Chapter Three: Alex
Chapter Four: Jetta
Chapter Five: A Problem
Chapter Six: Answer
To A Riddle
Chapter Seven: Zoe
Chapter Eight: A Shock
Chapter Nine: Some
Chapter Ten: Zoe Takes
Chapter Eleven: Truth Will Out
Chapter Twelve: A Close Shave
Chapter Thirteen: Zoe's Father