"Aunty, how does your story about Atlantis answers my questions?", Amy asks in confusion.
"Well, the Atlantean story that I just told you tells the story of the first civilization of mutants and the reason as for why hate between certain groups of people exist.", Amy's aunt replies.
Amy: "Wait! So everything in the story is actually real!? Even Poseidon and the other gods!?"
"Amy, were you even paying attention! That's what I've been saying all this time!", Amy's aunt exclaims.
Amy: "How do you know the story is real and that Atlanteans existed!? Was grandma an Atlantean!?"
Amy's aunt: "Amy-"
Amy: "Are you an Atlantean!?-"
Amy's aunt: "Amy-"
"Are Puerto Ricans secretly Atlanteans!?-", Amy asks before getting hushed by her aunt.
"Amy, you can't be yelling things like that. Our neighbors can hear you.", Amy's aunt whispers to Amy.
"Why are you so scared of our neighbors hearing us?", Amy curiously asks in a lowered voice.
"For the same reason why your friend had to move in with his mom.
People around here dislike mutants so much that they would be willing to hurt those who support them even if they are kids or not.", Amy's aunt, whispers.
Amy's aunt: "Listen, I'm about to tell you something, but you need to promise me that you won't tell anybody whether it's your best friend, your teacher, or anyone else.
Do you promise me you won't tell anybody?"
"I promise.", Amy says as she leans towards her aunt.
Amy's aunt: "Okay... A long time ago in our family, there were this man and this woman, who were once warriors and then lovers and then gods. Jafari and Zara were their names.
Jafari was one of the many slaves that were imported from the Central and West part of the Caribbean during the fifteen hundreds as a result of the extinction of the Tainos.
Zara was the daughter of one of the main members of the Council of Sorcerers of Atlantis. She was secretly a member of an infamous community of Atlantean witches.
These witches were infamous due to their ideologies and support for the man and woman that lived on the surface.
At the council finding out that Zara was a part of the coven, she, along with the other witches,
were expatriated to the surface of the Caribean Ocean and were prohibited from entering Atlantis ever again.
Zara was deeply hurt by the actions that her people took against and her sisters for their beliefs,
but neither she nor her coven let such resentment to prevent them from fighting for what they believed on.
The group of witches managed to establish in many countries in the Caribean, a place that was plagued with violence and the exploitation of innocent people at the time.
One night, Jafari, along with other friends,
were getting ready to finally break out of the plantation where they were held slaves for years when suddenly they were intercepted by a group of Spanish guards.
At witnessing that their plan didn't go as planned, some of the Africans held slaves started to run leaving those that were caught behind.-"
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