A cannon booms. It's the sound I dread to hear, and it has returned. I sit up straight and get out of the sleeping bag, grabbing the arrows without a breath. I wait for someone to come running. But there's nothing.
I roll up the sleeping bag and get startled when I hear voices. I look over at where Jax is sleeping and spot Stark's sleeping bag. It's empty.
"Stark... Where are you?" I whisper. I walk over to his sleeping bag and see blood stains on it. Is this a joke? I poke my head round the tree carefully, so the people talking won't spot me.
"Where are you...?" I repeat, my voice shaking. I walk out from behind the tree and take a huge deep breath as a lump forms in my throat. Surely this isn't how he died? His sister just died now him a more painful way!
Blood from the trident in his skull trickles onto the ground. I whisper a goodbye to him as the hovercraft comes and takes his lifeless body up into the sky. Jax has woken up when I get back.
"Where's Stark?" She asks, wearily.
"He died... Took a trident to the skull," I say.
"Well... Now it's just the two of us. We can do it, right?"
"Right," I close my eyes for a moment, "let's go. How's your leg?"
"Good actually. The sand filled up some of the flesh, see."
I look at her leg. The burn has gone, yes, but the flesh is a bright pink.
"Great. Where should we go?"
"Away from here,"
"OK... Follow," I hand gesture to her and she gets up with the packs.
Sighing, I look at Jax and walk off into the distance with her, limping behind me.
"Wait. Stay here..." I say cautiously running off into the distance. There's something I have to do, which is kill the person who killed Stark. Who did it? Well of course, it's obvious! It could only be one person. Caudral.
I keep running and hide in a bush, noticing Caudral and Cealie cooking something. What an easy target. I shoot both of them in the skull and they collapse. Just like Stark. Gone.
"Cyanna!" I hear Jax's voice scream out.
"Jax, I'm coming, I'm coming!"
How stupid I am for leaving her there.