Hayden sat next to me smiling. I smiled back. This had to be a dream. I saw him dead in his own home. He leaned in to kiss me, but he stopped. His face turned white, and he pointed at something behind me. I turned and saw the cloaked man standing a few feet from me. I grabbed Hayden’s hand, but he didn’t grab back. I turned and saw him still. I touched his face and realized it had turned into polished stone. I quickly turned back at the cloaked man.
“You turn Hayden back right now!” I said, but he just laughed.
“You have t-,” he stopped talking and turned around. There was nothing there, but he seemed startled.
Suddenly, the room changed into a gentle meadow. I could see Robin on the other side.
“Oh, Robin! You’re okay!” I ran to him, but he stopped me.
“No time! Riley, you can’t believe an
I ran after him, but I wasn’t fast enough to catch him. Fortunately, Landon could run faster than all of us and caught him with one hand. Jack stopped struggling and went almost limp. I couldn’t help the sympathy that overwhelmed me, but my anger still boiled inside me. I had enough of secrets. I just found out that my own mom had to keep secrets from me. I walked towards Jack and stared at him. He wasn’t crying, but his eyes were glassy. He looked at me with a look that I didn’t recognize. It wasn’t hatred or sadness. My expression faded into a puzzled look. I looked down to the ground.“You have a lot of explaining to do if you want to figure all this out with me by your side. I will now stay with all these secrets,” I looked up and saw that Landon let him go and Jack was standing close to me shaking. He nodded and his expression changed into the normal expression Jack always had, but a small smile was placed with it.&
Robin's POV"Please let me go! They will worry about me!” They all laughed at him and shoved him next to me. He was crying and holding his hand that was wrapped in a white cloth. He tried to get up, but I pulled him down again.“Trust me, you don’t want to run. They will hurt you in a way you didn’t know possible,” I let him go and he cried even harder. He looked at me and his eyes widened.“A-are you R-Robin?” he sniffled out and calmed a little. I looked at him confused.“Yes, but how do you know that? Were you with Riley? Is she ok?” I spoke fast. I was excited to talk to someone who saw her. He smiled slightly and wiped the tears from his eyes.“Yes, I was with Riley and I’m not sure if she’s ok. She was screaming before I got kidnapped. Landon went to go get her because Jack was not around. I hope she’s okay,
Riley's POV“I swear! I can smell him Jack! Please let me investigate!” Andrew pleaded almost sounding like he was whining like a dog. I peeked through the tent door and saw Andrew shaking furiously. I would have gone out there, but I was still not allowed to leave the tent. Jack had his arms folded in argument and was shaking his head. Andrew was angry and eager. I could see it in his body language. I could see Landon in the corner of my eye and saw no expression on his face. He was completely blank which really bothered me.“Absolutely out of the question, it could be a trap since you can’t hear his thoughts!” Jack practically screamed at him, and Andrew looked like he was about to change. Then, I heard a light whimper coming from behind my tent and light growling. I immediately stormed out of the tent and that caught both Jack and Andrew’s attention. They called my name, but I paid no attention. I looked b
Riley's POV I fought against the burning of my lungs from running for so long and pushed myself to run even further. I had to run fast and far enough to be out of Andrew’s view of my thoughts, but my fighting ended up failing and I collapsed in a little clearing that seemed to be far away from where we were. I sobbed while catching my breath and held myself tight against my chest. The pain of loss was overwhelming and what made it worse was that I was on my own now. No parents. No Jack. No Gabe. No Marie. No Andrew. No Landon. And no Robin. I was completely alone in a world that I did not understand. Suddenly, everything around me was broken and I had no way of fixing it. Because I was the reason for it all. And the crazy thing was…I still didn’t even know why. Thunder roared across the sky, and I looked up. The