It was like any other night. I laid in my bed staring at the wall. But then I heard a small tapping on the window, two male figures appeared in the room. “Shh, we don’t want to wake up the children..” the taller one said. “We’re looking for a boy with long purple hair.” My heart started racing. I
had long purple hair! But there was a slight chance that they were talking about somebody else. That was when the shorter boy walked up to my bed and whispered: “Hey Eren! I think I found him!” The taller man walked over to me. “Yep, you did. Get him into the car.” I felt two sets on hands lift me off of the bed and through the window. The wind was cold at this time of night, but I didn’t mind it. I was brought down from the second story of the orphanage and into a van sitting on the side of the road the taller man took the front seat while the shorter one went with me into the back. Once the van was closed I went into pure darkness.
I was too afraid to open my eyes I was afraid of what they’d do to me. I heard a light turn on and a hand nudged at my side. “Kid, I know you’re awake.” My heart stopped. I tried to make it seem as though I was still sleeping. He nudged me again. “Just open your eyes, there’s no use pretending.” I opened my eyes. The shorter boy was sitting in front of me. He looked about 18.
“You’re probably not in the best situation right now..” he said. I sat up and backed up against the opposite wall. “Kid, if I was going to hurt you, I would’ve done it already.” The radio in his hand beeped. “Is he still asleep?” I heard the voice of the first man say. The man in front of me brought the radio to his mouth, looking dead in my eyes. “Yes. He doesn’t look like he’ll be waking up anytime soon.” The man on the other side thanked him and signed off.
“I take it you have a bunch of questions?” I nodded slowly. “Shoot,” he said. “How did you know I was awake?” I asked. “I felt your heartbeat.” He said. “I just guessed after that. It was either nightmare, or you were awake and aware.” I looked up at him. “So you were going off of a guessing basis?!” The young man looked unfazed. “Yes, but the way your body reacted to being up two stories confirmed it for me.” I looked back down. “Where are you taking me?” He hesitated. “We’re taking you to our base.” He said slowly. “Where and why?” I said looking him dead in the eyes. He bit his bottom lip. “You’ll find out why in a short while, and I can’t necessarily tell you where…” I was getting more pissed by the second. “I’m not objecting to being out of that hellhole, but why can’t you tell me where you’re taking me?” He didn’t respond. It was quiet for a while.
“Why did you cover for me?” I asked. He looked up. “Because he would’ve made you take a sleeping pill or something like that. And you don’t seem the type to appreciate being forced to do that kind of thing.” I didn’t.
After a while I felt us pull over. I was half asleep at the time, so the young man had to carry me into the library we stopped at.
I fell asleep on the chair he put me in, but awoke a bit later.
And that’s where we are now.
“Why didn’t you tell me Taru!” Eren yelled. “Because you would’ve forced him asleep! And we all know how much the others hated that!” I looked at them. “I’m sorry, but did you say, ‘others’?” I asked skeptically. Everything got quiet and Eren gave Taru a look. “What the hell is going on!?” I yelled. Eren looked at Otukonne. She nodded in response.
“We are part of the royal guard in another dimension.” He said. “Our king disappeared a few weeks ago, and we have been trying ever since to find a relative who could possibly serve useful in the locating of him.” Otukonne scoffed. Eren rolled his eyes. “Otukonne here thinks he’s dead.” “Oh I’m sorry but what evidence could you possibly have that tells us he’s alive?” Eren smirked but stayed quiet. “Of course!” Otukonne said. “You have nothing!”