I love it! Although in panel one, Kipper shouldn't be in the background. She's still taking a rest in the cave.
And the fifth panel is very cool! I didn't give any specifics on how the flash-future should be portrayed, but you did it. And the way you made Crystal, is better then what I can do! I love how Ari is acting like an innocent child.
Glad you like it! Woops, sorry about that. I shoulda guessed she would still be in the cave...and that the cave shoulda been in the BG...
But yeah! I played around with PS effects in panel 5, and I think I got it just right. Ari was fun, too. I played around with her design...I hope her hair is okay. Her outfit is based off an outfit I own. XD