efore I knew it, we were driving down a narrow one way road. “Delsin, Where are we?” I asked sitting up more. “You trust me, right?” He asked stopping the car and turning to me. I searched his eyes looking for a reason as to why I might trust him. I looked out my window at a little shack. “Maybe? I don’t know” I said wondering if that was the wrong answer. “I’ll accept that” He said getting out of the car. I opened the door, looking at the ground under me, hoping there were no bear traps or snakes under my feet. I stepped out and waited for him to lead the way. “Hurry, they will be looking for us” He said pushing me forward. We walked into the little shack. It was grey tin and about the size of a two car garage. There were paintings hung on the walls, a couch on one side of the room and a queen bed on the other. There was a little area I supposed was the kitchen that had a curtain I supposed was the bathroom. Delsin walked around me and sat on the couch. “This is the hide-out. It used to me and Westin’s fort area, but then we grew up and began hiding from people. Our parents don’t even know that this is still around. Our house used to be connected to it but it was torn down years ago.” He said dreamily staring out the window. I guessed that used to look into the house. I walked over and sat next to him. “So, how long do we have to stay here?” I asked curling into a ball on the seat, leaning back against the arm. “Until Westin calls saying that they are off your track.” He said turning back to me. I turned my head to the floor. After a few silent awkward moments I turned back to him. “So, tell me more about these people. The ones who aren’t like you” I asked. “The ones you ran into today, the Hamles’, they are the least of your worries. If they caught you, the most that could happen is you would be taken for ransom. They can’t harm you. They aren’t sworn in officially to the Kabhaldi yet, but once they are. We are leaving. The Kabhaldi seem to favor them and will give them the task of killing you. Since they live here you are in more danger.” He explained. “How would they kill me?” I asked my hands on my throat as if they were vampires. He lowered his eyelids and glared at me. “Don’t make me answer that” He pleaded. “Fine, then what powers do they have and do you have any?” I redirected the conversation. His expression lightened. “Well they can control people like they did with your father, they can hunt. Yes like a dog, they get your scent from something and keep it. They are pretty much dogs, we all are. They have excellent hearing, what else, hmm that it for them. For us, we can hear, see, and sometimes I get premonitions, but only in a very sticky situation. On average right now I can’t do anything extraordinary.
The gimmick of the Kabhaldi is that you get all these powers for everyday. It sucks for us though, and you don’t have anything. You are just simple Sora.” He explained, lightening it up with a joke. “You know, I really prefer Mia, Sora just never caught on for me” I said correcting him. “Ya, I know. Remember, I have been following you around? I was just waiting for you to give me the go ahead to call you that. Am I the only one on Bainbridge who can call you Mia?” He asked, nosing around. “Yes”
“I trust you the most. Not even my father can call me Mia” I said grimacing thinking of that monster. “Ah, I see. That’s cool” He said. His phone rang and he picked it up before it actually finished ringing. “Westin say’s its ok. Let’s go” He said standing up, he swooped down and picked me up before I could move. “Put me down” I laughed. He kicked the door open.
A laughed echoed through the field. We turned around to see Mr. Hamle with his wife behind us, glaring. In the truck was Westin, clawing at the window. Delsin’s hand looped into my belt pulling me back. “What do you want?” He said in a threatening tone of voice. “Oh, I think you know what I want” He said his eyes flickering back between me and Delsin. “Well, to bad, She’s mine” He said protectively putting an arm over my chest. I held on to it, my palms were sweaty and my knees were shaking. “That’s right but we have your sister. Who are you going to choose?” Mr. Hamle laughed. Delsin slowly walked forward. His arm still protectively wrapped around me. I tried to step forward to offer myself in Westin’s place, but he pulled my back. “No” He whispered in my ear. He put me behind him and let go of my belt. “I have other things I can offer you, like letting you live.” He said, crouching down as if ready to pounce. “Ha, little boy, you’ve got it all wrong. We have the power today. One wrong move we take your family and the girl.” He smirked. Delsin relaxed his stance. I felt a hand on my back but I didn’t move, frozen in fright. The hand managed to move its way up to my mouth and pull me back. I tried to scream but nothing came out. The ground flew away beneath me. I felt a cold sharp object touch my neck as my head was yanked back. “Hey lover boy, turn around.” A new voice said lightly. “Ya, that’s right, I’ve got your girl. Make one move toward us and she’s gone” It threatened. I was frozen in fear, I had seen this in movies, He was going to try and get me and I was going to die. I started to make my will in my head. ‘My clothes go to my cousin Sarah, my furniture is to be sold to make more money for the reservation, my-‘“Go” Delsin said weakly. My thoughts were cut off by Delsin’s forfeiting. I stared as he held Westin to his side. I couldn’t help feel a stab of jealousy that I should be there. The next thing saw was a black cloth rolling over my eyes and I felt a finger on my chin turning my head from side to side Mr.Hamle laughed as he through my face to the side. I would have hit the hand away if my arms weren’t pinned to my sides. “Don’t-” I heard Delsin shout and Westin cut him off calming him down. He must have been furious. I felt the ground fly out below me again as someone lifted me up and threw me in a truck with the new car smell. It must have just been purchased. I found my way into a sitting up position, “let me go” I shouted over the seats. “Sit down and shut up girl, I swear, the sooner we get rid of her, the better.” The female voice said. I lay down on my back and must have fallen asleep. Not very comfortable with your hands tied to your sides and in the trunk of a car. But the last thing I saw was Delsin trying to run after me with Westin pulling him back. His face was pained.