Oh my days.
Chapter 17: oh my days...
We were walking back with the food, Max and Skye were walking at the front, Alex in the middle trying to keep up with my footing, Heh still a long way to go little man, Gina and Nudge were holding up the back chatting away at a million miles an hour,
I then remembered the event that happened with Dr. Gunther, and speed up my pace so I was next to Skye,
"Oh yeah, sis. guess what? We've found out who our dad is." I said with a shrug to her as we carried the shopping back,
THWAK, over the back of my head with the heaviest shopping bag Skye had,
"Oh like that piece of information is not vital! Sometimes I hate you." She said turning from rage to monotone with a straight face.
"First off, OWW!? and second, well what i talked like this and made it the biggest thing ever!" I mocked the preppiest voice i could muster, That earned me a punch in the arm, Ha nothing didn't feel it.
She stopped walking, and shook her hand, as if it would get rid of the pain, hehe wrong arm..
"Why did that sound metallic.." Max slowly turned on her heel to face me from the front of the small group,
"Errrr, yeaah guess there still lots to talk about..." i said putting my other arm over my head with the shopping at my back, and smiled innocently,
We finally collapsed on the sofa's once back at the house, Most of the guys were in the game room and Alex joined them down stairs,
"So-" Both Max and Skye started and stopped looking at each other, Skye Nodded for Max to go first,
This was starting to feel like an Interrogation...
"The arm?" She said, as Dr. M came to sit down with a book, sort of breaking the tension of the interview like feel of the room,
"Well." I stated with a sigh, "Aliens abducted me and-" Skye threw a pillow at me, "Stop BS-ing", so i stuck my tongue out at her and started again,
"When we first managed to get out, we took a dive into a river, me first, Current was too strong I got took under, and drowned when i went over the waterfall, hitting the rocks below" I looked up at Max
"Skye, wasn't with us so none of them knew what to do, and took me back to the Institute, once my body was washed up. It was both stupid and lifesaving, Luckily it was Dr. Mistoski That found them, the only thing she could think of was to repair the collapsed lung, but with our bones being hallow there wasn't any other option than to replace of of my ribs with Metal" I watched Max's face carefully,
"With my arm completely unusable meaning i couldn't move it or would it heal properly the , From my wrist, to some of my vertebrata to four of my ribs im a 'robot'. I'm forever in debt to all of them really, and yeah it hallow so i can fly that why it sounded hallow and Skye's hand hurts..." The look of horror quickly faded from her face once i finished, "And I have complete control over the parts."
"I never knew that.." Dr. M said, "That's why the metal detector beeped at the airport" I nodded and laughed, "I said to them I had steel plates in from a car accident" I replied to her,
"Now," Skye piped up, "Who's our father? Don't Say Dylan or all flip." She said, I smirked at her,
"Lucan" Another pillow at me, repeatedly,
"We knew that dipstick!" She said and smothered my face,
"Fine fine," I said into the pillow, she let me up, "Fang."
"I knew it, You look too much like him not to be," she remarked with the same smirk I have,
"Alright miss. know-it-all" I crossed my arms, and sat back up,
"Oh my days, they BOTH have his smirk" Max stated, Laughing.
Now looking onto the roof of a house you wouldn't see people, nor wings on top, luckily it was the back of the house and not for everyone to gape at. A leg dangled down and swung back and forth, down from the roof. Soft humming from the person, that soon turned into signing. The second leaning back on their hands planted on the sloping, just listening intently.
A third little one, helped it's self onto the ledge and moved out of a window to get on. The soft singing turned into humming, it was Skye and Jackson getting the last of the suns rays as it landed over the horizon. They both moved to help Alex, the third getting on to the roof.
Settling down right between them both it stayed quite until soft lyrics spoke out of Skye's at first,
"Dear sister, can you help me lie?
I've told the truth so many years
No one seems to wanna hear that"
then Jackson joined,
"I'm not someone else inside"
and Finally Alex when he recognized it, although it was just the last verse
"I've been alone this lonely road
Looks like I'm not coming home
But I don't mind, please don't cry"
"Hmm I think we need to find that guitar again..." Jackson said softly, looking at Skye, to find her looking back,
"Yeah, I miss our little jams. Please Skye? and harmony is missing your lullaby's..." Alex said pleadingly looking to his leader,
She looked back, and a slow half smile started to prepare,
"Sure if you can find it." Before she could finish he was off to find the instrument,
"Wow you must be getting better if you want to sing again." Her brother remarked,
A soft kick made him chuckle, "Well, now that everything out in the open and i'm off my meds, i think it will help me heal a bit better," She said looking up at the birds fleeting out east from the trees.
"Glad to have you back sis," he said pulling her to his side,
"Glad to be back, I think that last trip to the school did me in. I'm definitely in to get rid of them and iTex," She said leaning into her brother, closing her eyes,
"Lets sing some more" He said,
It ended up all of us on the roof, even Dylan.
Laughing, joking, singing, with Jackson and Jason strumming in turns, and Gins whipping out her laptop to remix some tunes, with a portable turn table that she got last Christmas. The Sun had gone down and a half moon just rising behind it, all the stars came out to play, but four of the bird-kids were too tired to watch,
"Go softer these are falling asleep," Sky said with harmony in her lap and Alex under her arm both with heavy eye lids, and Max with Angel leaning against her and
Jackson took over the Guitar, and strummed a very familiar tune that was always sung before they had to run, Skyar and Skyar alone was the only one to sing it, her favorite lullaby,
"I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone
These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face—it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice—it chased away all the sanity in me
These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase
I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me
I've been alone all along
...me, me, me."
It was at the bridge the four fell to sleep, Works every time.
"Let's go there's a chill," Jackson said lifting himself and stretching. "Hey, Jack what do you call an Avian that can sing?" Asks Dylan,
"Talonted" He reply's back smiling,
A few Days later: Skye's P.O.V.
"Right, I think your done, your feathers are growing back nicely, just need to wait till the grow out, and still black as usual, but a few browns have appeared where the worst spots were, could just be the skin pigment." Dr. Mistoski said as she wrote down on my file,
"Still no flying until they grow out." She added firmly, I nodded in agreement, over the few days i have been slightly jealous at the others, but it is no different from times before. I can get over it.
"Have you decided where your going to do? About CSM's offer?" she said looking into my eyes,
You see, Michelle got into contact with me and told me and Dr.M about the offer from CSM, as Max's flock started the campaign they needed someone to continue it, create awareness, plus the people wanted to see more, a few perks here and there but how long will it last? and how long until people don't care?
I met her gaze and shook my head, "On one side, they are giving a lot, a home, security and i get to help mom and the world awareness by taking over the shows. But, on the other hand, the more public we go the more iTex, the director and every other enemy knows where we are and and what time, I'm not one step ahead anymore, they've caught up." I said staring at the wall towards the end of mt talking.
"All the more reason to do the unexpected, the home is secluded only you guys and any other bird-kid can get to it, you know that you've seen it." she replied,
"Yeah, in pictures, diagrams, and on paper, but who's to say it will last forever?" I said rolling my eyes slightly, "I just don't know what to do." i said in all honesty,
"tell them about it, see what they wanna do." she said softly putting away her instruments and walked out the door. I jump down and follow her in persuit.
'you know they want a home, Skye. Plus its all about the big picture.' I stroke my head in frustration, and crane my neck to the side from the pain it brings.
'okay first ow, and second picture as in saving the world? that's my mom's job you know that.' I reply rolling my eyes
'Yes, but you'll be aiding her not taking over the job, all you need is the people on your side, remember the stories Jeb told, the very last one?'
I recalled the memory as I go to my room and flop down on the bed. The last one... the last I can remember is the humans ganged up around the institute when Max, Nudge and Angel got caught.
'The people helped them escape..' I reply to my voice a short time after
'How did they know Max needed help?' It said,
"Fang's blog," I said instantly,
'And what if you need help, like that? No one will know you exists unless you get out there and give insight to the younger generation. All part of the Picture. Plus, you did want to see the world some more...' And just like that the pain subsided, indicating it had left.
I let out a long sigh, and covered my eyes with my arm. Oh my days annnnnnnd relax... This peacefulness was cut short by the pattering of feet towards my door along with little giggles, not bothering to knock Harmony came straight in and snuggled under neath my quilt next to me,
"Hide me, hide me!" she said quietly.
I smiled got up and closed the door and got under with her, silently laughing at her. She covered her mouth to stop her talking, staring at me with wide eyes.
"Who's counting?" I asked quietly. She covered my mouth and said, "Shhh, it's Jackson." she said half whispering,
"He'll never find us. I say we scare him." I said with a wink, she nodded her head and kept quiet. Waiting to 'scare' my brother.
- Dear sister by The Pretty Reckless
- My Immortal by Evanescence