We were back at school. We were back all 9 of us had survived. All 9 of us had made it back. I was in the nurse’s dorm the others had slowly been discharged but it felt like the other 8 of them where still with me. They came back every minute they could. We had done it we had lived. Sean was sat on the edge of my bed he wasn’t going to let me out of his site ever again. “You need to drink from the human.”
Drew tried to persuade me. According to the nurse she wasn’t going to discharge me till I did. Looks like she had a new permanent resident. Make that 2, between Taylor and Sean there was no chance I was ever going to be alone again. It still couldn’t do it, especially now. “You need to go home to Kayla.” I told Drew for about the 10th time in these 2 days. That’s right we had been back at school for 2 days. I had sworn him to secrecy. In fact I had compelled every single guard who knew who I was to forget. I was debating compelling Drew to go home.
He was being as bad as Sean neither was letting me out of there site. “I lived didn’t I?” I pointed out for the millionth time. Drew’s phone started ringing. He pulled it out. “If that’s Kayla I am compelling you to go home. You are not missing the birth of your baby over this small kidnapping.” I told him. “Small kidnapping.” Repeated Sean in shock I rolled my eyes. “Please don’t start treating me like I’m a china doll again.” I told him. He looked at me worriedly. I rolled my eyes. “Here’s the deal I will go home. If you drink from the human.” Drew tried. “I can’t do it.” I told him.
“Drew you need to see your baby be born. Kayla’s going to pop any week now.” I said. Drew looked at me like he knew that but he was too worried about me to even think of leaving. “What about if you come back to the court?” he said “would you drink from a human if I locked you in the palace till you did.” He asked. His phone started ringing again. “Answer your bloody phone.” I told him. I folded my arms across my chest. They didn’t understand I couldn’t drink from a human. “See what you can do with her.” Drew told Sean and pulled his phone out of his pocket. “It’s your mother?” he said in shock. “It’s my mum?” I asked. He nodded. “Why is my mum calling you?” I asked “she doesn’t know does she
I don’t want a war.” I said. “She doesn’t know you wiped everyone memories of who you really are except Taylors and Sepiah’s” Drew reminded me. “I think it’s because I didn’t sign the war paperwork.” He said with a smile.
“You didn’t sign?” I asked. “If you didn’t sign they can’t pass it till you do?” Sean said in amazement. “I told you I would buy you time. I have brought it.” Drew said with a huge smile. I hugged him tight. “If I delay war by as long as possible will you at least bite the human?” he asked. I shook my head. “You’ll delay it because it’s the right thing to do. There’s nothing wrong with drinking from a bag” I said. Drew’s phone started ringing again. “Pass me your phone.” I answered. My mother started “King Andrew unfortunately it looks like you forgot to sign some paperwork.” My mother said. Really my mother for this. “Hey mum.” I said. “Alysa?” my mother asked in shock. “Drew can’t come to the phone right now. He’s telling me of.” I tried to joke with my mother though it was hard I had a lot to say to her a lot I had learned. “Here’s the thing mum.” I started looking at Drew and Sean. “I was kidnapped this week.” I said I heard my mother’s intake of breath. “I was kidnapped this week” I repeated trying to collect my feelings. Sean and Drew
watched me. “I killed them all.
I killed 20 people.” I said. This was the first time I had mentioned what I had done in the room. They had seen evidence they had seen the bodies. But they didn’t know, they couldn’t know what I had done. “I was so angry.” I said. “I understand why you want the war mum.” I told her, I fully did now. For the first time I wasn’t just seeing my history books. I actually really did understand both sides. “But please think over it for a while. Acting in anger is not the best choice. If you still want war in a years’ time. Drew will sign the papers.” I told her all this not giving her a chance to reply. Drew looked at me worriedly. “But mum I’ve killed people in my anger. I thought they had killed one of my friends. They had killed my dad. I couldn’t control myself.” I told her the memory of myself in that room filled me. I hadn’t been me I had just let the power take over. “I lost myself in my anger.” I told her. “I became the fire. I became a destroyer. If it wasn’t for my friend coming in for me reminding me who I was. I would have carried on killing everything in sight. Everything in this world” I told my mother. “This is why you can’t decide now” I told her. “If you decide to do it now. I can’t stand by and watch. I will go and next time you will never find
me.” I told her “I do love you I always will.” I told her then I hung up. I looked at Drew and Sean. “I am not drinking from a human. I can’t control the power.” Everyone in the room stared at me. Tears where falling silently down my face. I took a deep breath. “You should have let me stay hidden.” I told Drew. “I understand why Nicolette wouldn’t let me have blood from humans. It wasn’t to keep me weak. It was to keep the power from taking over.” I said and I walked straight out of the nurse dorm and away from Sean and Drew. I walked straight out of the building. I didn’t know where I was going. Until I sunk to the bottom of the pool still fully dressed in my pjs. I laid on the bottom and stared up at the lights reflecting on the top of the water. I let the water flow between my hands. Keeping only a tiny air bubble around my mouth. I let the water calm me. I let it take away my guilt. I had killed them all. I hadn’t stopped if my friends were still in the room I wasn’t sure if they would still be here or if I would kill them.
There comes a day when what is green turns red with blood, the Royal child will decide if there is to be a time of war and a world of darkness. Or the beginning of a
better future and an era of harmony. Only the child can decide if she is to be the destroyer or the healer.
I never thought it would be about me. I had only heard it 10 weeks ago in history the prediction announced century’s before I was born. But the moment I had let myself become a destroyer I had known. This was the real reason I was taken. The thing is I choice the light. The world needs a better future. If I couldn’t trust myself to give the world the future it deserved, I was going to bow out. I would act human again. I would disappear. Or I would let them kill me.