The Immortal

Would you fight the evil that surrounded you? Would you risk your life to save another's? Would you try to save the whole human race? Well, would you?

If anyone had told Avia Green she was the only person in the world that couldn't turn immortal she would of laughed. Immortality? Demons? Evil? Please. But what if one man is trying to destroy the human race with what Avia created inside her head. What if Avia is the only one that can destroy him? What if the whole world is relying on Avia to free them of their evil spirits? Yeah what if.

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5. Immortality

Ebony walked beside me as we both walked down the quiet street, our minds full of despair as the day dawned down on us. Leaves were crunched under our heels and blown through our hair as nothing was said. But nothing was needed to be said today. Today wasn't a happy day.

"Do you think he's watching us?" Ebony asked, her voice full of sorrow. She had dressed for the cold today, a thick woollen scarf wrapped around her neck. It was moving into Autumn so the warm air was changing into a breezy chill, August saying goodbye as we greeted September. I liked the cold and the dark. I liked Fall.

"We don't know," I sighed, looking ahead as trees swayed in the light gusts of wind, "I hope he isn't."

I felt Ebony look up at me as we turned the corner onto high school property, "Why?"

I smiled. Ebony usually walked to school a few minutes before I did so we weren't seen together but today was different. It would be disrespectful if we tried to avoid each other on a day like this, "He would be so disappointed."

I feel a pain in my chest as I thought of the shame he could be feeling. He would've never let us walk to school. He would've never let us avoid each other. He would've wanted us safe and together at all time's like he always wanted. We've all disobeyed him and I can just feel the disappointment in the air.

"He would've never let us go to all of the parties and sleepovers," Ebony smiled. It was a weak smile, a painful smile.

"I know," I mumbled, "And play all of those games in the forest." Ah the good ole forest. It was strictly off limits at all times when he was alive and well. I can't seem to figure out why because to me it just looks like a ordinary forest.

We stopped at the entrance as Cara stood next to the double doors, her lips in a pout and her eyes narrowed.

"This is my queue," Ebony sighed. Oh and there's another disappointment. Hanging out with Cara Sandilands.

"You really should find some friends your own age."

Ebony gave me a small smile as she walked over and immediately started gossiping with Cara and her friends. I was about to walk in when I saw Thea talking to some of Jamie's friends, Corrie and Becca. Both of them had cuts on the hands and Becca even sported a dark eye.

"I still can't believe you guys still box," I laughed, Corrie giving me a grin. All of Jamie's friends including himself would box once a week for whatever reason. To me it sounded stupid but they never stopped.

"Yeah, well, it helps relieve stress."

I nodded as Thea looked at me with sad eyes and walked off. She felt sorry for me.

"Where's Jamie?"

Becca nodded her head towards the door and pointed her thumb in the same direction, "I saw him talking to that new boy Cole inside."

"So what's the deal? Are the rumours true?" Corrie asked, her chestnut hair blowing into her face.

My eyes filled with alarm as her words muddled my mind, "What rumours?"

Becca looked at Corrie and then back at me, "That you and Cole are dating." A gush of wind swept through our hair as I remembered what I had to do today.

"No of course not!" I panicked, stepping backwards, "Bye!"

I ran through the doors and down the hall, Thea giving me a stare as I ripped past her and around the corner.

"Avia!"

I slowed down and breathed heavily as Jamie approached me with a confused look, "What the hell are you doing?"

"What the hell are you doing talking to Cole?" I snapped. Jamie looked to see if anyone was behind him and then looked back at me with a harsh gaze. I looked down at the tattoo that laid on his wrist and wrapped around to his elbow. It was a rose, coloured blood red with thorns curving around his arm. At the bottom appeared the date our father's died, 29/08/2009.

"That's none of your business."

"Yes it is!" I spat, watching people walk past us with weary looks, "I don't care if I'm not part of your boxing club or whatever you do, I have the right to know what's going on!"

Just like Corrie and Becca, Jamie was beaten up bad. It happened every week but you would never know what day. A deep cut appeared on his lip coated with a sheen of dry blood. His nose looked bruised and his knuckles were swollen.

"I just want to protect you from them," He said softly.

"What did you say to him."

"To back off."

I sighed as I stared at my feet, "Why?"

"Because their dangerous and I need you to stay back so I can get rid of them," Jamie explained. Finally after an eternity of awkward silence the bell rang and I sped off.

Get rid of them. How could he do that? They were just people...weren't they?

***

Lunch came too quickly as I stepped out into the courtyard, not even bothering to eat. Besides, I was far from hungry and my appetite was long gone. Was I walking into my own death? Was my father going to be even more disappointed if I ended up seeing him today?

I looked to see if anyone was around and luckily I was alone. I walked slowly towards the science block and peered around the corner to find Cole and his two sisters not there.

Thank you Lord.

I leaned against the wall and sat down on the dirt. I finally had some time to think before they arrived and changed my life forever. Staring off into the mountains I watched two black birds diving around in the air, chasing each other.

I wish I was bird. I would fly to mountains and cities and do whatever want because, well, I was free. Free as a bird.

"Right on time."

I looked up and saw Cole, Havana and Grace standing beside me. I stood up, brushed myself up and braced myself for what was going to happen. Anything could happen.

"Okay, what do you guys want," I gulped, breakfast coming up my throat. Oh why did I have three waffles soaked in syrup for breakfast?

"You," Havana smiled, "Your our only hope to become human again." Silence blanketed over us as I blinked many times.

"H-human again?"

"Oh this is great," Grace giggled, Havana smiling at her. Cole didn't take his eyes off me as I wriggled in my boots.

"We're immortals Avia,' he spoke, his voice dry and deep. It only took three seconds before I started snorting, then chuckling until I was bawling with laughter. This was no twilight scenario, how was I meant to believe that these three siblings were immortal. Eternal. Everlasting.

"I don't get what you guys are trying to pull off here," I snorted, "But I'm not falling for whatever this...is!" I waved my hands around, trying to explain the situation.

"Now do you believe me," Cole whispered as his eyes flickered crimson and suddenly we were alone. My vision was dark and all I could hear was waves splashing the shore and seagulls squawking in the distance. When my vision returned I was on a beach in who knows where, Cole standing in front of me with his eyes still red.

"What the-"

No time to curse, things were happening everywhere. Cole had suddenly disappeared and was replaced with Havana, her eyes yellow as she winked at me and then sprinted for the waves. As soon as she got knee deep her legs started shaking, turquoise scales rippling onto her legs. By the time I blinked, her legs were gone and a tail replaced them, Havana moving swiftly around the ocean as she proudly showed off her, her...thing.

Lights dancing around my eyes, I was turned around and forced to look at Grace who was now standing in the silky sand. She looked as normal as I was until bright white wings ripped out of her back, her skin sinking down as she squinted her eyes. She looked like she was in pain so I screamed for her to stop but nothing could stop her.

Screeching she pulled her head back so I could see her sharp teeth, even sharper then I had ever seen them before.

"Surprise," she hissed as she calmed down and steppe back so I could see who she really was. A bird? An Angel? No time to think Avia.

Grace gave me one last smile before her face started twitching and her fingernails started curving into daggers. Her skin turned grey and sunk down as feathers poked through her pores, revealing a gigantic white bird. She let out a ear piercing squawk before flying high into the air, flapping her wings powerfully as Havana waved from the ocean giggling. It wasn't too long before she changed into a immortal bird too, her feathers a dark chocolate as she joined Grace in the sky.

"Is this too much?" a voice said from behind me.

Of course this was too much, this was torture. I was petrified, exhausted and weak. I could only imagine what Bella felt when she found out Edward was a vampire because this was too much to take. Slowly the world started spinning as my body stopped working and I fell to the ground, darkness sweeping over me like a blanket.

I'm so sorry Dad was all I could think as my thoughts finally disappeared.

***

Beep, Beep, Beep

"Is she okay?"

"Not sure, she seems to be alright but she could of suffered a minor anxiety attack."

Beep, Beep, Beep

"Do you think it was too much?"

"There was no other way to do it!"

"Havana shut up, she's sleeping."

"Whatever."

Beep, Beep, Beep.

"What's the time?"

"It's two o'clock, we need to get her home before school ends."

"We should talk to her first."

"What if she tells Jamie?"

"I think he already knows."

Beep, Beep, Beep.

Voices echoed around me as the constant beeping rang in my ears. All I can remember is beaches, birds and sharp teeth.

"She's waking," a gruff voice said, the voice sounding unfamiliar. I felt my eyes flutter open to see smudges of colour and blobs of shadows. I couldn't see a thing and when I finally adjusted to the dim light I screamed.

"Shh! Avia, calm down!" Cole cried, holding my arms as I tried to get up from the bed I was resting on. Wires were stuck onto my arms as I noticed a heart monitor beside my bed and another weird looking machine on the other side.

"Someone help me!" I screeched, wriggling under his grip. A older looking man appeared on my left side and helped tie me down to the bed, the ropes scratching my skin, "Stop! I command you to untie me!"

I heard Cole laugh and a girl snort, "I don't think so your highness."

Oh the humour. I could punch that pretty face right off that jerk.

"I'm serious, untie me!"

"Miss Green, you are in an unstable condition. You need to stay calm or you could hurt yourself even more."

I looked at the man and then at Cole. Who are these people? Or is 'Immortals' a better word?

"What's going on?"

Havana came into view as she answered my question, "Beaches, crimson eyes, angels, sirens, devil birds, that give you a clue?"

Remembering everything I start struggling again, this time pain shooting through my right arm.

"Easy, easy!" Cole whispered as I calmed down and exhaled heavily, "Your so fragile you could shatter."

Anger lighting a fire inside me, I gave him a scowl and turned back to the man.

"I'm Cole's father, Dr. Wild. I'm a specialist in medicines and cures for the disease immortals put into you when bitten."

"But your son is an immortal," I said with confusion, "Aren't you fazed by that just a little bit?"

Dr. Wild smiled and gave me a pat on the shoulder, "Immortality isn't a choice Avia. I think we should help you get up so we can explain everything. Trust me, it will be clear once you know the truth."

The truth, how I lingered for the truth.

I was helped out of the bed and up the basement stairs to the Wild's living room where I was placed on a sofa with all four of them sitting in front of me.

"We will start with the night Grace, Havana and I were going to a house party and then turned into immortals. It was late and we knew people would be lurking around but being strong I thought I could protect us. We were turning onto a quiet street when we were surrounded by guys in blue suits. They seemed harmless until they grabbed us, chucked us in a blue truck and drove us God only knows where."

"The people that took us are called the 'T.A.O.C, The Army of Cadell," Havana interrupted, "Dr. Cadell is their ruler and everyone in the TAOC used to normal people like you until they were kidnapped by Cadell and brainwashed."

"Wait," I cried, my mind trying to process all of the information, "Dr. Cadell is the ruler of all immortals?"

"Precisely, Cadell is an evil scientist who kidnaps innocent people like us and turns us into immortal beings. I was turned into an angel, Havana was turned into a siren and Cole was turned into a demon."

I looked at Grace as my heart pounded in my chest, "Then what happens?"

"He brainwashes us so we forget who we are and become blood thirsty, man eating things that are out to destroy man-kind. That's Cadell's plan, to make thousands of immortals and destroy every human-being so the world is just covered in evil."

"But you guys aren't brainwashed" I spoke, desperate to ask many questions.

"Yes but we escaped before we got brainwashed," Cole replied, standing up and taking off his shirt. I gasped as a deep line scared his chest.

"This is what happens when you try to escape," he chuckled, "It helps when you have supernatural powers though."

I thought for a minute, "Why do you need me for?"

They all exchanged glances before I said, "And why is Jamie so sceptical about this?"

"Avia," Cole sighed, shaking his hair with his fingers, "You are the only one who can't turn immortal."

My heart was in my ears as Cole finished his sentence, "And Jamie is an immortal hunter."

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