Chapter 19~Dark WatersThe man who had been holding the gun fell off of the platform with the thud, the weapon rolling from his hand as blood began to seep onto the snow. The Seekers have obviously been attacked before, because they didn’t panic or scream, they merely grabbed their weapons and began to stand back to back, slowly making their way to cover. Aaron immediately stood up, shaking his head so violently that the bag fell off his head and flitted down onto the ground. As soon as he could see, he took cover behind the platform and started looking for Autumn. With all of the running Seekers and gunfire, she had disappeared. Speaking of, where had that gunfire come from? His eyes followed from where the shots were coming from. The woods, and he could see black silhouettes up against trees, firing with snipers and long range battle rifles.Well that was good, they saved his life. But the question was, were they Pathfinders or Seekers here to rescue him? He didn’t take the time to think it ove
A Truth in Heaven's LightI wish I could stay for a while,I wish I could stay to see you smile.But that can't be,And I'm so sorry.It's proved to be so hard,As you can see, I'm falling apart.Why can't you tell that I need you?Why can't you know there's something you can do?My sanity is breaking free,Like leaves falling from a tree.No longer able to look at my own face,I retreat back to a dark, lonely place.I recall your expressions of love,As innocent and honest as the white winged dove.I remember a time I could believe you,And now that time I have come to rue.Maybe things will be different in Heaven's light,Where every word isn't a bloody fight.Maybe then I can hear you say, "I love you,"And know for certain that it is true.
Chapter 18~IncarcerateAaron felt like he had been thrown into a medieval dungeon. As he lay on his back, his spine pressing against a hard, uncomfortable bed, he could hear rats scuttling above...or was it below? They could have been everywhere and he would never know. He sat up with a groan, his head still aching from the day before as he glanced around. He was in a single person cell, barely having enough room to move around, about the size of a large closet. The only exit was an iron barred door. He frowned, moving over to the lock and he examined it. It was too complex to pick...he could always melt it. He moved his hand to the lock and as soon as he tried to tap into his chi, he felt electricity shoot through his arm. He shouted, stepping backwards and his eyes were drawn to the band on his wrist...great.He heard a door opening and footsteps...there were three people, from the sounds of it. He quickly stepped back to his bed, sitting down to look like less of a threat and he waited for the three to ap
Chapter 17~Unfamiliar ShoresDark, bloated clouds gathered overhead, shadowing the crowd of people gathered in the solemn cemetery. The deep hole had already been dug, and the wooden coffin sat opened beside the hole, roses placed delicately beside it.Autumn stood beside Aaron near the coffin, her hand intertwined with his. During the funeral process, Aaron’s hand had grown increasingly tighter around hers, as if he was trying to squeeze out all of the sorrow and stress that was building up inside him. She stole a glance up at him, and she saw that his jaw was hard and firm. He was very good at hiding emotion, but he couldn’t conceal his red rimmed eyes, or the dark, purple bags that hung beneath them. She gave his hand a squeeze and he jumped, as if suddenly remembering she was there and when he looked at her, she felt her heart sink. She had never seen that look in his eyes before. Broken, sad. He gave a very small, reassuring smile and returned his gaze to his best friend.Jake was lying down in th
Chapter 16~Up on the Rooftop Part 2“We have to stop by my house really quick before we get there,” Aaron said, his eyes on the road as he glanced around, making sure that excited children didn’t run in front of the car.“What do you need to grab?” Autumn asked. She played with a peppermint, rolling it in between her fingers before plopping it in her mouth, sucking on the hard candy and put her feet up on the dash, her straight black hair falling around her face in layers.“Something,” Aaron said, being frustratingly vague as usual and Autumn sent him an evil glare before looking out the window.They pulled to a stop in front of Aaron’s home and immediately, Lisa burst from the doors, smiling and wearing a green elf hat. “Merry Christmas!” She said excitedly, pulling Aaron into a hug and he hugged her tightly back, resting his chin on top of her head. It made Autumn feel sick to her stomach for a moment, before remembering that they were technically siblings, an
Chapter 16~Up on the Rooftop Part 1The light flashed jade and Aaron put his foot on the gas, the car inching forward slowly. Lines of lights were strung across the lamp posts and trees that flanked the street, and the large pine next to the courthouse was lit up in an assortment of color, a golden garland wrapping its way up the tree.Aaron didn’t watch the decorations flashing by. He didn’t care. His concentration was on the road, his eyes dark as he gripped the wheel tightly, grinding his teeth. He felt uncomfortable movement beside him and he looked over at Autumn who was trying to avoid his eyes, but she was tapping her thumbs together in a way that told him something was wrong. His eyes softened slightly and he reached over, placing his hand gently on her knee. “Are you okay?” He asked softly, meeting her eyes for a moment before returning them to the road.He felt her hand rest upon his. “I think the question is, are you? What happened, Aaron? You keep telling me that you’ll let