Chapter 35: Letter From a Seer
It has only been a few days since Marisa has started staying in our pack and she is doing really well, especially with the twins here. I am currently getting some breakfast from the kitchen because I just woke up.
Kaden had already headed out to do pack business or whatever he was doing.
I looked around the kitchen for something to eat when I finally found some waffles in the fridge. I popped them into the toaster and hopped on top of the island waiting for them to pop up.
I hear the kitchen door open and I whipped my head around to see Kayleigh standing there. “Yes?” I asked her. She had a piece of mail in her hand.
“This came in for you Leah.” She said walking over and handing it to me. I looked at it confused because no one knew I was here except my parents’ pack and maybe Marisa’s as well.
“Thanks, Kayleigh.” She looked at me, waiting for me to open it as if it’s some surprise. “Kayleigh, you don’t have to watch. My mail is my mail.” I told her.
She then smiled and clapped her hands together. “Right, sorry. I’ll just go now.”
As Kayleigh walked out of the room I opened the mail but before I actually got it out of the envelope my waffles popped up. I hopped down from the island and put them on a plate before heading back over to the letter to see who it was from and what it was about.
I sat the plate down and picked up a waffle to start eating and I started reading the letter.
Dear Alayah Grace Kennedy,
It’s me, Meria. I know we don’t have the best relationship—well any relationship at all—but I need you to meet me. As you know I’m a seer and I didn’t get a chance to explain that to you the last time we met. There is something coming Alayah, and I’d really like to speak to you in private about it. No Kaden, no twins, and no Marissa. Just you. What’s coming could change everything and yes, I know you have no reason to trust me at all but maybe with this information, I tell you to help you out will hopefully earn that trust back.
Just think about it and if so please meet me 10 miles behind the woods at your old school this coming Friday.
~Meria the Seer
My mouth fell open and the bit of waffle I had in my mouth fell out. “What? Meria?” I said aloud to no one in particular. I set the rest of my waffles down on the plate and reread the letter again to make sure what I read the first time was right.
I set the paper down and put my hand in my hair and pushed it back. Should I go? Should I stay? I mean she did say it was important and something bad was coming. Kaden would never let me go, but he doesn’t have to know...He would figure out I didn’t tell him pretty quickly but if whatever is coming puts the people I love in danger then I want to know about it beforehand. I’ll meet with her.
“Leah, this isn’t a good idea,” Cassie said. Of course, she’d know my every thought.
“Yes, it is, Cassie. I have to know.” I told her.
I felt her sigh inside of me. “Okay, fine Leah, but if things start getting out of hand I will notify Kaden.”
A huge smile slowly formed on my face at her words. “Thank you, Cassie, you won’t regret this!” I told her.
Now the question is, how am I going to sneak out unnoticed by practically everyone?
“Alayah? Are you okay?” Kaden’s voice echoed in the kitchen surprisingly and I jumped about 100 feet in the air.
I spun on my heel and saw him leaning against the doorway of the kitchen. My eyes flickered to the letter on the counter. I had to hide it. “Yes, I’m fine Kaden. Why do you ask?” I said as calm as possible. I had to get that letter.
“Considering you jumped about 5 feet in the air I’d think otherwise because you would have sensed me.” He said coming over to me. I hesitated and I quickly grabbed the letter and shoved it in my pocket. I know he noticed but I hope he doesn’t say anything. “What was that?” He asked as soon as he was beside me. I knew he would ask.
“Private mail for me. Not for your eyes.” I said to him and crossed my arms.
Kaden was now standing right in front of me and he put his hands on either side of the counter behind me, trapping me.
“You sure about that sweetheart?” He said in a deep and seductive voice.
“Y-Yes,” I said having trouble finding my words. “Now what are you doing here?” I asked him curiously as to why he wanted to find me.
He cracked a smile. “I asked you first.”
I put my hands on his chest and pushed him back, or I tried to anyway because he didn’t budge. “Well like I said, it was private,” I told him.
Kaden opened his mouth to say something when I spotted Padua and Henry came into the kitchen. “Are we interrupting something here?” Henry asked moving a finger from me to Kaden. Kaden then removed his arms from my sides and stepped to the side as if he was embarrassed to be caught by my siblings.
“No, you’re not. What do you guys need?” I asked them.
Padua came up to me and took my hand. “We want you, Leah, to come with us.” She said.
“It’s a surprise!” She said excitedly.
I rolled my eyes. “Okay, I’m coming,” I said and followed the two of them out of the kitchen. I glanced back at Kaden before the door shut. He looked confused at what just happened. “I won,” I told him before I was dragged out of sight.
Henry and Padua took me out the front door and towards the woods. I saw many pack members out and about whether they were walking or playing with children. “Good morning Luna.” Many of them said as I passed.
I swear I told them not to call me that! I thought. I was still friendly to them and didn’t correct them because I didn’t want to seem like a bad Luna and make them hate me.
“So where are we going?” I asked as we walked deeper and deeper into the woods. Neither of them said a word. “Guys? Where on Earth are we going?” I asked once more.
“We said it was a surprise, Leah,” Henry said.
I soon enough gave up on trying to get them to talk. Henry and Padua soon stopped which caused me to run into the back of Padua. “We are here.” She said.
I looked around to where we were at. It just seemed like the middle of the forest. Tall oak trees surrounded us and you could hear the chirping of birds and the sound of running water in the distance. A slight breeze picked up causing me to shiver. “Where are we?” I asked rubbing my arms for warmth.
Both of them looked up at me. Sad expressions were on their faces. “What?” I asked once more. I was getting worried about them. Earlier they seemed so happy but now they seem sad.
“Look,” Padua said and she pointed to a cave only about 10 feet away.
I was totally confused. A cave? “Why am I looking at a cave?” I asked.
“Not the cave. What’s in the cave is what we are talking about.” Henry said.
I looked down at them and wondered what they meant by what’s in the cave. “Do you want me to check it out?” I asked them. Is that why they brought me here?
Both of them nodded their heads. “Yes, something is in there. Something—wrong.” Padua said.
“Wrong?” I repeated. Once more they both nodded their heads.
“Cassie, what do you think?” I asked her.
“I don’t know Leah. This just seems weird. I mean I cave in the middle of the woods that your siblings found and want you to go in. It seems suspicious to me.” She said.
“I agree with you. But I have to go and see what they are talking about.” I said.
“I’ve got your back, Leah,” Cassie responded. I smiled at her statement.
“Okay,” I said clapping my hands together. “Let’s go explore this bad boy.” I took both of Padua and Henry’s hands in each of my own and we walked to the ominous cave.
Who knows what we will see.