Screaming and shouting echoes out from the metal dropship. Great. I leave them for three seconds! I storm back into the dropship. I find Eilidh and Amanda lying on the floor. Amanda has a blade pressed against Eilidh's neck.
"Stop!" I screech at them. Amanda rises and tucks her knife back into her belt. She offers a hand to Eilidh. She can't be serious. Eilidh pushes away her hand and gets up. She grabs Jaxen's hand and drags him out.
"What was that?" I ask, heading towards her.
"That, my friend, was all that work your mum put into helping me when my parents died coming undone," Amanda smirks. What? She brushes past me and slips out of the dropship. Okay.
I've spent my last hour writing in my book and doing nothing. I was sitting by the fire. I spot Monty. He's sitting by the dropship. He's doing some scientific thing. I get up and sit next to him.
"Hi," I say, barely audible, "are you okay?"
He nods. Monty isn't one for showing his feelings. He starts telling me about his science thing. Our eyes meet. Before we know what's happening our lips meet. We realise what's happening. What the hell am I doing? We pull apart at the same time.
A gasp. I look up. Jasper stands. His eyes shocked and hurt.
"No Jasper-" I choke on my words. I jump up. Oh my god. What have I done? He starts to storm into the camp. My attempts to stop him and worthless.
He grabs Amanda and yanks her to her feet. He forcefully kisses her. I feel a pang in my heart. I caused this. He lets go of her.
"Jasper, I-I didn't mean-" I start to talk. Jasper looks like he wants to hit me. I feel three inches tall.
"I'm sorry," tears roll down my face, "please, it's not Monty's fault," I shake my head. Jasper advances towards me. He puts his hands on my cheeks.
"Emily," he says, sounding worried, "your bleeding!" The panic in his voice shakes me. He starts to wipe my face. He's right.. Blood on his fingers. I'm bleeding.
Jasper curls up in pain. My bison starts to blur. Jaxen.. He punched Jasper. Strong arms haul me off. Shouting. My hearing disappears. And I black out..