24. She's Gone
"LU!! Lu, no! You can't be gone! Not again!!" He screamed, tearing at the Earth beneath him. "Zayn, come on, there's nothing we can do!" I had been trying to convince him since 12:30 am, but it wasn't working. "Niall, I can't give up! I can't lose her again!" He was crying again, I could tell. "Look, Zayn, we don't have a way into her underworld. All we can do is wait for her to return. She always has before, hasn't she?" He stopped tearing at the Earth and stood, nodding slowly. I could tell he didn't want to leave and that he probably blamed himself. I put my arm around his back, leading him back to camp.
Everyone had ended up being just fine. Haley had suffered some minor injuries when she was trying to escape from the car. She had busted out the window with her bare hands and done the same for Louis. Harry was let go from the tree and ran straight to Anna, who had been held by one of the demons. Liam had suffered some slight amnesia, but it had gone away once he heard the word "demon." I was still in shock and I knew it. I couldn't think straight and my heart was still pounding as we re-entered the camp. Haley came running up to me and gave me a big hug the second she saw me. "I'm so sorry, Zayn. Don't worry, she'll come back..."
I was winning so far. I was landing blows on him like he was weaponless. "Looks like we'll have a queen this time!" My 'father' yelled, taunting my 'brother'. I blocked another neck shot from him and rapped him on the leg. "Give up, you're not ready!" I screamed, slicing his neck open on accident as he blocked my blow to his arm and deflected it upwards. "A queen it is!" The entity cried as it flowed into my body, causing everyone to bow. "My brother, arise!" I yelled as I healed his fatal wound just before he died. "You will be in charge most of the time. I want to live on the surface. Take care of the place for me!" He smiled as he realized why I had done things the way I did. "Goodbye.." I said quietly and headed for the surface. I flew through the tunnels with no problems at all. When I landed, the first thing I saw was Zayn running at me with arms open wide, the next thing was Niall's smile. I didn't know what to do in that moment, but I knew who I loved and why I loved them.