Chapter Fifteen

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Chapter Fifteen


After all of that trouble, we found more. We managed to get back to the school, but Mr. Thomason had taken over. Guards patrolled the gates, with guns at hand.

We stood at the edge of the forest, sneaking around. Trent and I had broken off from the rest of the group and had gotten in.

"Trent?" I whispered.

He squeezed my hand, signaling for me to be quiet.

We rounded the corner of the building and saw Mr. Thomason giving a command to one of the guards. I only caught the last few sentences.

"...Ah, Milligan, you crack me up! But no one has penetrated the grounds. For, I would have seen."

"Sir," Milligan said, "Hear me out. I saw two children who were not on the record list."

"Record list?" I whispered.

"Milligan," Mr. Thomason said, "You're two old eyes are playin' tricks on you. No one could get past these old guards here."

Milligan put his hands in the air, "Sir, I'm sorry, but I saw them." Then, fire blasted from his hands, burning Mr. Thomason. He fell to the ground and Milligan looked up at us, "You two!" he yelled, "Come 'ere!"

Trent pulled me along, and I shakily followed him. "Milligan?" he said.

Milligan took a deep breath, "Sorry 'bout you havin' to see that."

"Used to it," Trent replied icily.

Milligan's eyes traveled over and looked at me, "You, young lady, what's your name?"

I blinked and stuttered, "Violet Guhurus."

His eyes widened, "The Violet Guhurus?" he asked.

I nodded.

"Okay, you two. I must admit, that was quite amazin' for two teens gettin' in here, but I'm afraid I'll have to kill you."

"Thanks for the warning, but no, Milligan, I'll be killing you," Trent said, his hands rising. I squeezed my eyes shut and waited. After a few minutes, Trent whispered in my ear, "It's okay, Vi."

I opened my eyes and realized how close his face was. I pressed my lips against his, but only for a few seconds.

"No making out!" Pheonix said.

I whipped around and yelled, "I don't care, okay? I can't take this anymore! It's too much!" I'd cracked, right there, at that very moment. Trent just stared at me for a few seconds. Then, he looked at Pheonix with a slight nod. She walked away.

I looked up at Trent. "Do you think you can fight?"

I shook my head and sat down on the ground, leaning against the white marble castle's wall.

He sat down next to me. Everything seemed so calm, but it was all wrong. I couldn't stand it anymore. "Trent," I whispered, "I can't stand this. I just, I don't know, being the most powerful person ever... it scares me."

"I know."

I kissed him again. This time, it lasted longer. His lips were soft and warm against mine.


After being shooed by Trent, I crept around the castle, looking for Landon. How could he have not told me? I thought. The feeling growing inside of my stomach was scaring the crap out of me. It grew larger when I saw Landon, staring at one of the guards, ready to kill him. His hand flew up and the man struggled to breathe.