I ran over to the side and jumped onto a ledge to hide. Jake was patrolling the room, typing into black boxes.
Computers, I thought. After a couple minutes, the first portal was in a hurricane. I did a silent gasp. I slid over to a hidden area and pulled out the journal I had found. The cover read “Lilianna Adams.”
I continued reading the first entry.
She is gone. I gave her up. Why did I do that? When will she be safe?
I continued reading for a long time until it dawned on me. I couldn’t believe that-
“Sinead?” said a voice from behind me. My heart skipped a beat. Jake was breathing down my neck, interrupting my thought. I was caught, again.
“How- how did you find me?” I asked.
“It’s what I do.”
Before I knew it, I was pushed down, and everything turned black. When I woke up, my wrists were handcuffed and my legs tied together.
Hours passed. I was thirsty and dirty and bleeding. When would the others realize I was gone? Would they care?
An hour later, I heard more footsteps. This was the end of me.
“Don’t say a word,” a voice whispered. It was Bella! Asher, Olive and Ryan were behind her. Asher placed a key in the handcuffs while Ryan untied the ropes.
“Let’s go,” I whispered. “They’re onto us.” I was too late. Lilianna walked into the room, carrying a knife.
Ryan protectively stood guard in front of me. She merely laughed. “You’re never escaping.”
Asher, Bella and I squeezed hands as if on cue. “How was Jake able to capture me?”
“He’s supernatural. He can do anything.”
The two girls looked at me nervously. “Our Jake?”
“Come to think of it, we couldn’t find him earlier,” Asher thought aloud. Bella started crying. Ryan was wearing out.
Lilianna started a lightning charge and aimed it directly at us.
“Stop!” I yelled. I took a deep breath. Thoughts whirled through my head. My stomach was in knots. I had to do this. I had to tell them what I found in the diary. It was the only way to save them.
I closed my eyes. “Mother.”
It’s over ;(. I’ll still continue this series, though.
Happy last days of 2015!