My Jedi Journal

By Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

Catch up on previous installments of My Jedi Journal!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.

So we finally get to Africa. I'm with Fred, the hottie. We are here to study nundus.

And I promptly came down with a "something" that doesn't have a name yet.

We were in an entire different section of Africa than any of the places where I'd been before. I was out exploring the surrounding area, using my Nimbus 2000, and I flew through what I thought was some sort of bit of low cloud. Something very strange happened, though. When I got through the cloud, my Nimbus 2000 was changed into another kind of broom (found out later it is a Cleansweep 5). And I felt different. Not inside me, but my body felt different. My hands on the broomstick handle looked different too — easy to spot as now they were sort of rainbow-colored.

There wasn't much to do except return to camp (and Fred and Newt and my dad). When I landed, no one was around for a few minutes so I went into the tent and looked in the mirror. Lovely. My face and neck, all the visible skin reflected in the mirror, were rainbow-colored. My hair was rainbow colored. Literal rainbows, one over another, covered my whole body. At least it wasn't pastels, right?

So I went back outside, to the well, and got me some water to drink, then poured a bucketful of water over my head. It's Africa and it's hot and I was sweaty and sticky and rainbow-colored. Maybe it would wash off? Nope.

The guys return. Fred was first. He, quite predictably, started laughing (after the first couple of seconds of making sure that I was okay) and came over and hugged me "Oh, my little sunshine and rainbows!"

I zapped him on the shoulder, scowling. Then Newt and dad come walking up the path and see me.

Needless to say, Newt was all excited and wanted to know how I did it! Dad was more like Fred except all he did was grin real big and turn a bit red in the face (holding in laughter? maybe he'd seen me zap Fred...).

The 3 guys gathered in the rest of the gang, of whom some are medics, and they checked me out and it seems all is fine except my skin is rainbow-colored. Oh, and my broom is still a Cleansweep 5. I warned them about the low cloud, and said this all happened in the time between entering the cloud and coming out of it, so a whole 2 or 3 seconds?

Predictably enough, some folks left a while later and came back rainbow-colored. Guess who....