Hey guys! This weekend, my good friend Saoirse came to visit! I always have a really good time when she and her friends come to visit, but this time was especially interesting.
Saoirse arrived, along with Julie, Ivy, and a girl who I could have sworn I had met before...
"SAOIRSE!!" I screeched, running up to hug her. Azalea excitedly strolled up to a slightly less impressed Julie, the always sunny Ivy at her side. The other girl held back a little, but I couldn't help but stare at her.
"Tá sé chomh maith a fheiceann tú! It's so good to see you!" Saoirse exclaimed.
"I'm so excited you're here!" I beamed, stealing a few glances at the new girl.
Saoirse must have noticed the wandering of my eyes, as she took a few steps back and gestured to the girl. "Dani, this is the new arrival, Addy Walker!"
"Hi!" she smiled at me. I stared back, dumbfounded.
My eyes shifted focus to the doll Saoirse held in her arms. Addy.
I then looked to the corner where our newest girl stood. Addy. Suddenly it all clicked. That's why she had been so familiar all those months ago, when we first met.
I stood there stuttering for a moment, trying to find an explanation, when Lilly glided over. "Allow me to elucidate," she said.
"Our Addy, the first human version you met, is Addy Walker from 1864."
"The version you knew of first, the doll, is Addy Walker as well, also from 1864."
"The version you have just been introduced to, also the human version, is Addy Walker from 1864, too."
Saoirse watched Lilly, wide-eyed and mouth hanging open.
Stephanie stood in the back, listening in on the conversation, a thoughtful yet slightly confused look on her face.
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Deirdre behind me, also listening in.
As well as shooting Saoirse dirty looks, though she herself was obviously interested in our conversation.
"You know everyone here is a time traveler. The little known fact is that time travel and interdimensional travel go hand in hand; one does not exist without the other. What is happening here, in the moment we are currently in, is a prime example of this. There is an infinite number of dimensions, and therefore an infinite number of both you and I. Every second you are alive, and dead for that matter, every action you perform, there will always be another one of you doing it, forever. For every decision that you make, there is another one of you for every possible outcome that could happen from the choice you make or don't make. Every movie you see, book you read, toy you play with, the characters and beings exist in alternate dimensions. What we see here are Addys from multiple dimensions coming together, not uncommon at these time traveling bases. Saoirse's doll Addy is just as much Addy as these two other Addys are, they're just different dimensional forms." Lilly informed us, pausing to take a breath.
"And who knows? Maybe, we're all just dolls."