Jaida finally gave a relieved sigh, thinking that they were safe. However, a white blur streaked by, slamming into them. Jaida noticed that Arius' grip tightened around her as they rocketed towards a nearby building. He held her close, turning a bit just as his back came in contact with a huge window that resided on top. The sound of shattering glass echoed in the abandoned warehouse, filling Jaida's senses. She was only distracted when she felt their descent stop abruptly. She noticed that Arius was no longer holding her in a vice grip. His arms were lax as they began slipping off of her when she moved."Arius?" she questioned, finally looking down at him. His eyes were closed, and he wasn't moving. She then realized that they were at the bottom of the warehouse. He had slammed into the cement floor, now lying atop a bed of broken glass. She quickly got off of him and began to see if he was injured. Other than being unconscious, he looked alright.Jaida took in a deep breath to try an
Jaida quickly noticed the emotions running across his face and flashing through his eyes. She bit her lower lip, unable to help it anymore."Arius, I'm so sorry," she told him, earning her his full attention. "I'm not very helpful, am I?" Arius watched as her eyes began to shimmer. "You got hurt because of me. I'm sure you would have been fine on your own. I do nothing but cause trouble." He noticed that she was sniffling a bit. Being a Deslyan, this would have been the perfect opportunity for him to lay it on thick, to tell her it was her fault, that she was nothing but a burden. The emotion she was giving off would have satiated his hunger, but as he watched a tear drop roll down her cheek, he changed his mind. Just this once, he would refrain from feeding off of human emotions. He wouldn't use her like that."It's…it's alright," he told her, unable to think of anything else to say.
Jaida began sprinting right away, pulling away from the other students. No one was surprised. She was their track star, after all. She could outrun anyone, even the boys. There was only one person who she couldn't escape from though. Arius was soon right next to her, and they were both pulling away from the other students."Carlson!" shouted the teacher. "Just remember, this isn't a race! You too Arius!" Arius just shot her a distant glare before returning his attention to Jaida. She still looked flushed, and her breathing was already labored. They had barely gotten three fourths around the first quarter and she looked exhausted."You heard her Jai," began Arius. "This isn't a race. Fall back a bit.""No," she told him stubbornly. "This is the only unit I like. I'm going to break the record this time. I can't stop now." To Arius’ surpr
They left the building, now heading down the street. Arius kept one eye on the road and the other on Jaida. She still didn't look too good. Her face was still flushed, and he could hear her breathing irregularly. No matter what it took, he was going to keep her from going to school tomorrow. She needed to rest."You're staying home tomorrow," he demanded, and she gave him a disbelieving glare. She was about to say something, but he quickly cut her off. "You're staying home. I'll get the work for you, alright? Besides, tomorrow is Friday. It's just one day." Jaida sighed, realizing that he wasn't going to let it go. She knew he'd go far enough to lock her in her room or tie her to a chair to keep her from going. He'd probably even threaten her life, but then that would defeat the purpose, right? Still, she wouldn't run any of it past him. It was hard to tell to what extent he'd go to get his way.
An hour passed as he just sat there, deciding what to do. He wasn't sure when she would come back, and when she did, then what? Her feelings wouldn't change. She'd still be mad at him. She'd stillhatehim. Arius got to his feet and shoved his hands into his pockets. He shuffled his feet as he walked, heading towards the door."Humans are such a pain," he mumbled as he left the house, remembering to lock the door behind him. Jaida would really hate him if someone broke into their house because of his carelessness. He walked aimlessly down the streets, deciding that it was best to look for her. However, he didn't have a clue as to what he would do once he found her. It would depend on the circumstances. If she was crying, maybe he wouldn't even approach her. Unfortunately, that was the most likely.So without further delay, he picked a direction and stuck with it. Th
Lucius seemed a bit smug right now. He was too smug actually. He looked as though he was hiding something, like he had some kind of trick up his sleeve. "Are you really going to use your magic on me?" he asked Arius, sounding as if he was innocent. His question was followed by a smile. Arius hated that look. The angel was just too cocky. "I wouldn't do that if I were you.""And why not?" he asked with a deep scowl, preparing to release his spell at any moment."Well, you could," began Lucius as he turned around fully. Arius' eyes widened when he saw that Lucius was holding a human in his arms, and not just any human. He was holding onto Jaida, her limp form dangling in his grasp. "That is if you'd like to kill her too.""What did you do?" demanded Arius angrily, the ball of swirling electrici
Arius stood atop one of the tallest buildings in the city. His crimson eyes were scanning the sky for any signs of Lucius, but he couldn't see him. Where is he? I know I can sense him, but I don't see him anywhere. Arius quickly took to the skies, still scanning the area for the white winged angel. He was going to kill him this time. Lucius had to die. Taking hostages was anything but honorable. If he couldn't fight fair, then Arius wasn't going to hold back at all with his attack.Arius passed over a few buildings, deciding to go a bit higher. He scanned the sky again, and Lucius's presence suddenly grew a lot stronger. He was either getting closer or the angel wanted him to come. Either way, he sped up and scanned the skies a bit faster. He looked up a little, and there floating high above the buildings was Lucius. He was still a pretty good distance away from Arius position.Just when Arius was about to fly towards him, he stopped and watched as Lucius grabbed Jaida's wrist and tore
Arius began to descend, heading right for Jaida. He pulled up a bit and landed gracefully on the building top. He looked to Jaida, who still seemed a bit shaken up. He couldn't really blame her. This incident would probably scare just about anybody. He had to give her credit for not panicking too much. For a human, she was very mentally capable of accepting all of what was happening. After all, not many would believe that an angel was trying to destroy their planet."Let's get going, alright?" he told her, approaching her slowly as he held out his arms. The only way to get off the building would be to fly. However, when he took a step closer, she took a step back, keeping her eyes on him the whole time.He stopped when he realized that she kept backing away. He frowned a bit, wondering what was wrong. Hadn't he just saved her life? Didn't she trust him? What more did she want?"Look," he began, "I know you hate me, but I have to take you back home." She still wouldn't go to him. She ju