I can't get up. I'm not strong enough. Struggling, I realise that they've stopped fighting. I look up. Eilidh stands between Amanda and the boy. She drags them off. Before I can say anything, a knife spins through the air and cuts Amanda's ear, barely missing her head. I gasp. It got her.
"Call it even!" Eilidh calls over her shoulder. I can feel my anger rising.
"Hardly," Amanda growls back at her. Eilidh and the boy leave. I glare. Then I realise.
"Amanda, I-" I begin talking, trying to apologise. She ignores me and runs out of the dropship... What have I done? I blamed everything on her... She didn't try to murder anyone... I get up finally after letting that sink in. I walk out into camp. I spot Jasper.
"Hi," I speak barely audible. I feel awful. He turns.
"Oh hey," he smiles, "are you okay?" I nod, "would you mind coming with me?" He asks me. I look at him. He puts his arm around me. What? "Those guys don't believe I can land a girlfriend," Jasper admits. Wait? Is he saying in his girlfriend? I sigh and roll my eyes.
"I'll come with you so you can show off," I smile, giving in. He pulls me over. I'm not really listening to what he says. I'm thinking of Amanda. The guys give a whoop and erupt unit laughter. Jasper pulls me back to the fire. I'm freezing. We huddle up by the fire. Monty sits on the other side of me.
"Amanda went with Bellamy," he tells me. I almost choke.
"What?" I ask trying to pull away from Jasper.
"She went with him to find the ship that landed this morning," My mouth drops open.
"When will they be back?" I ask. Monty shakes his head. I think that means he doesn't know. I get up and go to the dropship door. I'm just fixing my bandage. I look up. Monty and Jasper are having a laugh. I love their relationship. I head back down to them.
Soon it's the late afternoon. Bellamy appears in camp. He's with Clarke, Finn and Amanda. There is another girl there as well. I look at her. She looks around our age. She has tan skin and dark hair. She seems to have a large gash on her forehead. I stand up to talk to Amanda but she keeps following Bellamy around. I stay by the fire most of the day. I was going to write in my book but.. I'm not feeling inspired.
Later that night, I find myself alone by the fire. Jasper and Monty headed off to help out. I feel kind of bad for Jasper. I think he's seeing things. Amanda sits by me. I scoot along the log, next to her.
"Hi," I say quietly. She ignores me. Okay that's it, "look I'm sorry, I made a mistake. From what I saw it looked like you tried to kill them both," I start talking, "I jumped to conclusions. I suppose it's the whole Earth thing. I guess survival becomes who you are.." I finish. She looks at me.
"It's alright," Amanda answers, "I suppose anyone would have done the same," she forgives me. My heart leaps, "I can't stand you being mad," she continues. Before I can stop myself, I throw myself at her in a tight hug. She hugs me back. It's good to be back to normal. Who am I kidding? This is Earth.. Nothing's normal....
I open my eyes. The bright sun almost blinds me. I was sleeping in my makeshift bed. Amanda is already up. She's sitting near by. I get up and sit down next to her. She's sharpening her arrows or something. I pull out my book and start to write. I look up and Bellamy saunters out of his tent, shirtless. Two girls follow him out. Sluts. I hear Amanda sigh. I look at her. She looks annoyed. I don't say anything. I haul myself off of the rock I was sitting on. My cut still hurts. In fact, it hadn't healed at all. I can't believe she knifed me. I wonder if she did it on purpose... Speak of the devil, I spot Eilidh standing by a tree on the outskirts if the camp. I walk over.
"You're a real bitch you know that?" I tell her. Before I can stop myself, I sink my knife into her leg. Startled, she gives a yell, "now, we're even," I glare at her and stalk off. I'd seen her being mean and just plain rude to others in the camp. And she stabbed Bellamy and she threw a knife at Amanda. And not to mention the dagger she lodged into my stomach. She's a problem and I've been the one who had to deal with her.
I wander back to Amanda and realise she's looking at something. I watch her for a bit. I follow her stare. It's Bellamy. She's watching him. I notice that her eyes are following him around camp. Hmm.. That's interesting. Maybe it's a thing? I look back over to where Eilidh was. She's been joined by the boy who harassed Amanda. He looks a little pissed. He'll have to deal with it. She brought it on herself...