I panted gulping in breaths. Nobody else was awake. I checked my watch. It was literally 2:00 in the morning. Correction; the night guards were still awake.
Second correction: Nick had passed out and was drooling on his pillow. Will was wide awake and soon noticed I was awake. “What is wrong with you? You were thrashing all night.” Will sneered.
“Shut up!” Yelled Sheia.
I ignored this taunt. “Can I speak to Tann?”
“Sure. If you decide to wake him up. But he will probably hate you if he doesn’t already.” I jabbed Tann on the shoulder rudely to wake him up. He rolled over slowly.
“Wh-what!?” He scrambled backwards. “Oh I see how this is- you’ve come to threaten me again.”
“No- although I will if you don’t tell me what in the world you just did to have me seeing thoughts and memories I thought died.”
“What do you mean? I don’t believe I did anything!”
“Last night! Something happened.” He blinked.
“All I was working on was how to manipulate the body into healing, as well as the mind, brain, other disabilities and of course incorporating it into what I can fight with.”
“Well that did something to me!”
“Let me guess; you want me to stop it?” He asked. Now that was where he got me wrong. I craved those memories. I needed more of them.
I needed to heal all my mental, and emotional wounds, if not my physical.
“No! I want you to do that again.” He blinked, and took a deep breath.
“Remember what you have forgotten, your mind return to the past, and your years unwind.” He suggested. My body felt sluggish and exhausted.
I tried to stand up but instead I fell down landing hard on my knees.
‘Ow! What did you do?’ I tried to say this but it came out as, “O! Wit it oo den?” I was reduced to a baby. Thanks a lot bird brain. He sighed.
“Remember what you have forgotten, and your mind and heart rejoin.” I stood back up.
“Thanks a whole lot!” I sneered sarcastically. Anger pulsed in my mind as I looked at Will. Hurt when I looked at my younger sister. Thanks when I looked at the annoying bird brain.
“I- I’m very sorry Sheia.”
“Huh?” She asked stupefied. “Is there something wrong with you Elder Brother? Do we have to go to the doctor, or do you-” I crushed her in a bone breaking hug. “Okay what was that for-”
“I’m a whole lot sorry for Wendy!”
“Who are you talking about- oh. That’s who. But why? You just yelled at me before-” She finally sighed and held my shoulder.
“Have you devolved into a toddler?” Snapped Will. “Or are you playing cuddly bear?” He got his foot stomped on by Cade, whom I had assumed was sleeping. “Oh sorry- sorry!” He backed up.
“What was that for K?!” He yelled. K, huh?
“And do you have cute nicknames for your friends Will?” I asked evilly.
“Snowy!” Sheia yelled.
“What?!?!” I roared- why did you have to do that Sheia?!
“You have one too!” Yelled Will.
“Do not!” I lied. Sheia gave me the ‘really’ look.
“Will you three shut up?! I’m trying to sleep!” Yelled Cade.
“We all were.” Muttered Dollie- rolling over. “I don’t suppose you thought of that, Cade?” She looked annoyed.
“What is going on?” Nick asked blinking rolling over and into the freezing cold snow. “Cold! Cold! Cold! Who had to put snow there?”
“The universe…” Muttered John rolling over.
“No! It must be your imagination!” Yelled Sonia sarcastically. “Now are we here to find Flute or not?” Awfully grouchy.
“We’re going to have a real meal because of your complaints and our own members’ complaints about food quality.” Replied Tann. “We have sausage, eggs, pancakes, and juice.
We also have some fresh oranges.”
“Yes! No more terrible non-vegetarian meals!” Sonia said triumphantly.
“Yes, food!” Yelled Cade. “Thank you very much Tann! May the guardians bless you!” She moved to dig in. I was surprised by the words. It seemed everybody else was.
“Well, what are you staring at?! I don’t like forced diets!” Forced? Oh I remember. She told me she was poor. I didn’t know she was that poor.
“Thank you for the meal.” Lane interjected.
“Thank you for the food.” Added Nick.
“Thank you for something to eat, other than crops.” Put in Will.
“May the great warriors bless you with good fortune, and a long life.” Said John bowing.
“You’re old.” Added Sonia. He deflated onto the snow.
“That was a kind meal.” Offered Sheia, at a total lack of words but trying to sound different. “But what are these weird tubey things?” She poked at the sausage.
“And what is this flat sweet dough?” I looked at my plate; got disgusted and dumped the sausage on her plate.
“It looks like plastic. Or an intestine or something.” I complained- not thanking him from the meal. Sonia was snickering.
“Sweet revenge! Now you have to eat this dirt! And it is an intestine! Well wrapped around pig meat.” She described making it sound as revolting as possible. Sheia forced a smile.
“And the other thing is sweet fungus only from this part of the continent!” She explained. Everyone began laughing again.
“What is wrong with you blockheads?! What are you laughing about?!?!”
“Nothing at all.” Sonia said sarcastically. “It couldn’t be not fungus or anything.”
“What is it?!” I yelled.
“It is just a bakery item. Sheia’s explanation was better. Sonia is just messing with you.” Tann said rolling his eyes. Sonia pouted.
“You just ruined it! I finally got a chance to have revenge on this horrid cook and person!” Sheia gave Sonia the dirty look. Suddenly I got punched in the face by someone.
Who though? I turned around and grabbed the person’s arm.
“Why you jerk! Did I just get ditched in the desert?!” Yelled an all too familiar voice. Why did Kieran have to get here?
“Yes.” Sheia supplied. “You were too slow, and we had to rescue Sonia, who is way too whiny.”
“Well thanks a lot Mr.
Big Shot Zylar! Can I have some actual food!? And clothes?
!” Sheia pushed over the suspicious ‘sausages,’ and then shrugged grabbed my suit without warning, took it off and handed it to the girl.
“Thank you to his younger sister! No thank you to him! Wait should I actually wear this?!”
“I’d prefer not.” I snapped. I grabbed at it- but she ungratefully put it on, and then instantly regretted it and threw it at me.
“Don’t be rude to Big Brother Meridan!” Yelled Sheia.
“Well his coat smells of blood- does he wash properly?!”
“That is enough!” I grabbed her and prepared to give her a shock. Cha instantly coated her skin preventing this attack.
“Yes I do wash properly- and if you’re going to be such an ungrateful brat I’m going to-” Tann grabbed me restraining me from attack.
“Remember!” He yelled. I got released. I shoved her away instead.
“I hate you and Sonia! You’re just ignorant jerks who don’t know a thing about me!” My eyes welled up with tears. John sighed, grabbing ahold of me.
He dug in his backpack, grabbed something and held it under my nose. My eyes grew sleepy and… zzz.