Elemental Undecided

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"You think, I, healed Damien?" I said with disbelief.

"No Cricket. We know you healed Damien" Declan sighed. "Your hands hovered over his bloody wound and were green. Your hands were glowing green Dakota"

I didn't know what to say. I also didn't know what to believe. I mean, healing powers? That's not a small special ability like being able to shut peoples mouths and breath with no air, that's a huge power that only certain Plutonians could have.

"But that's not possible" I said, shaking my head back and forth.

Dylan shrugged. "Maybe this means you really are getting your Elementals"

"You don't understand Dylan. I was a mistake, there has only ever been three Elements. Fire, Water and Air" I said, trying to drill that into his head. It wasn't possible for me to get my Elementals unless I somehow adopted all three of their elements or just one. And there has never been more than three Elementals at a time.

"Maybe it is possible" Damien said. "And don't talk like that Kota, you're not a mistake"

I glared at him, trying my hardest to hold back my tears, although I couldn't stop them from filling the rims of my eyes. "You and I both know mom and dad never planned to have me. I was an accident"

"Well you know what Dakota?" Declan said, staring at me dead in the eye with a take-no-shit kind of look on his face that made me bow my head in shame. "Sometimes the best things in life are the ones that come unexpectedly"

I looked up at him through my hair, and now he wore a soft expression and held his arms out to me. Slowly, I made my way over to him and cuddled into his large embrace. "Maybe to mom and dad you were a small hiccup in their plan, but to us, you were the best thing that ever happened, even if it was unplanned"

Damien pulled his chair over so he was sitting next to us. "Yeah, so maybe you were unplanned. But if you think about it, if mom and dad didn't 'accidentally' have you, I would already be dead"

"And I would've already frozen Declan to death" Dylan added.

"And I would've probably already flung them off the planet by now" Declan shrugged as if it was no biggie. Suddenly, Damien pulled me off of Declan's lap and onto his, his chest obviously not hurting as much anymore.

"But that still doesn't change the fact that mom and dad think of me as their mistake. You remember how dad didn't act the least bit sad when he thought I had died when they sent us a hologram message. I'll always be their mistake" I looked down at my lap, whispering the last part, before realizing I was sitting on Damien and there was no way he wouldn't hear.

"Hey, chin up princess, your crown is falling" Damien said, lifting up my chin. Once he had my attention, a sudden flare of determination filled his expression and he continued.

"You know what, fuck mom and dad!" He said, right before he was going to continue, he realized what he had said. "Wait- but not literally"

"I think she knows what you mean" Dylan said quickly before Damien could add anything else to embarrass himself any more than he already had.

"Thanks for your inspirational words, Damien. Probably the most poetic things you've ever said" I joked. He smiled, happy that he was the one to cheer me up until a loud boom sounded from outside the ship.

Dylan rushed over to the nearest window, scouting the area for the source of the noise. As he turned around, his face was pale. "We should've left this planet earlier, they're here" he said.

All of them jumped up, Damien placing me on another chair before they all raced outside again to battle another group of alienati. For some reason, I had a small suspicion that the alienati had been watching us for awhile.

With a sudden sizzle, the control panels to the ship sparked up and started emitting an immense amount of smoke. The boom was probably an attack to the wiring on the outside to fry the ships control systems so we couldn't go anywhere. There was no way I could go out and fix it myself.

To my left, I heard the door slide open, and I realized that if all the controls were completely down, and if they hit the right wires, the automatic locks would stop working which meant the alienati could walk right into the ship.

I saw a red figure enter through the thin layer of smoke, and I screamed at the top of my lungs, grabbing the nearest chair as some sort of a defence mechanism. Two more red blobs entered the pod, and in sync they all came charging at me.

So I started swinging the chair back and forth in front of me hoping it would hit something. I managed to knock two of them down, but I wasn't as lucky with the next one. To my surprise, instead of stabbing me with its long claws, it grabbed the chair and pushed me off the ship and onto the ground.

"Dakota!" Damien yelled, trying to run over to me. But he was a bit preoccupied, leaving me on my own. Declan and Dylan heard Damien call my name, and looked over in my direction only to be cornered as they tried to help me.

"Quid me voltis?" (what do you want from me?) I asked the alien towering over me. He looked down at me with a cold look before responding in a low, terrifying tone.

"Kill you in front of you family. The master orders" he said with bad English, grabbing my arm and pulling me to my feet as my brothers were dragged over to me by the alienati. The alienati dragged my brothers into a circle around me.

"You don't have to do this" I said, looking at the first alien who had pushed me out of the ship. "You don't have to follow the masters orders"

He looked at me while his claws elongated. "Yes. Master knows best"

The alien kept a firm grip on my arm and pulled back his arm, ready to swing and shove his claws into my stomach. It was like everything was in slow motion. I tried pulling and pulling out of his grasp but it was no use. My brothers tried freeing themselves even harder, but it was no use.

Then, the alien swung.

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