I walked upstairs to find the folder and it wasn’t where I thought it would be. I felt my heart sink a little thinking of anything and everything that the folder can be at or whom has it or what they are doing with it. I start searching the top of my desk but can’t seem to find it at all. I opened every drawer to find them blank other than some clothing that I tossed everywhere and not care where they landed. I pounded my side of the bed and Catre’s because someone might be messing with me and decided to hide it within these sheets.
I could not find the folder in my room. Panic was my enemy once more as I went from room to room quickly tarring each one apart as I was immersed with my quest for the folder. I was blinded by the fact that I had lost the most important thing in the world right now.
Faster and faster my searching went tossing drawers open and close and tossing out the packed closet till I see Dill walking though the hall near his room while Catre was waiting on me down stairs so we can go to the auction.
“I think you will want this.” He quickly wrote in his notebook while I blushed thinking that I should have been more careful.
“I will.” I chimed as I grabbed the folder from him.
“You have got to be a lot more careful Zava you never know what is going to happen in the next few minutes.” Dill wrote down as I looked at the tablet that was inside the folder to find the darkened button that looked like a camera. I looked at it even closer to see it move a little. I dropped the item to the floor thinking that that did not just happen. That camera just moved and it had a light on the top that was very faint but I could see it going to its brightest state and then back to turned off.
“Vey are recoring us.” I called while I gathered the folder and made sure that the flap is covering the camera. I couldn’t help but feel frightened and unsure.
Now since I have this, the package makes sense since Sorrow must have known that I was going to take this when I escaped. Once that happened, this thing had been recording my every move, everywhere I went since then, and it had recorded anyone that I had been with or had even touched this item. I felt horrible by letting Sorrow into the house.
Sorrow knew that I was away just long enough radio someone to drop off that disgraceful and outrageous package that would have never came by if I hadn’t needed this folder. “I id vis.” I breathed and Dill looked at me in question. “I brough Sorrow here!” I yelled as I waddled in my demise. He had more than any evidence that he would ever want now and that might mean that Mistress is in more danger to where there may not be an auction at all but instead a funeral.
“Zava it is all our burdens since we knew it would be a risk taking you in so we did anyway with the threats of doing otherwise.” Dill wrote and I was shocked that this group of Avoxes and Mistress would ever take me in though I started to wonder why other than the want of an adventure.
“Why would you take me in?” I wrote in my notebook and thought that I might as well not speak much anymore since the camera can still get sound and I need this part as private as I can get it to be.
“The Mistress liked your hatred with Sorrow and found your past of being a thief interesting. We all come from hard times, Thieves, outcasts, rebels, anything that she thinks is a challenge and she thinks that this Avox needs to come to her sanctuary.” Dill written down the exclamation and I was not happy with this very vague answer that he just gave me.
“Why did I deserve this luxury since I am just making myself more of a hardship every moment since I got here?” I wrote down with unknown tears in my eyes.
“She saw your past and she knew that you would never give up on finding a way.” Dill wrote down and I was amazed that she would do something like this for me since we had sacrificed each other for the cause of the other.
“I guess I do belong in this family.” I wrote and it was Dill’s turn to be stunned with my answer as he quickly wrote down his question which I almost was not able to read.
“What do you mean family?” He chimed and I smiled widely thinking that I should show Sorrow this but he had seen enough while I wrote down my answer with all the thoughts that I was thinking right then.
“You all took me in without care; I had seen how well you all care about each other, even in hardship. I feel lucky to know such a great group of Avoxes that I would never have met without the kindness of that one woman that I am going to save.” I wrote with intent and after Dill read the statement I ripped it out and handed it to him. The sound of the page tearing slowly was like time slipping but I did this so I didn’t leave a single word behind. Every rip was like a tug on my heart as I was leaving my District before I became an Avox, not knowing if I was going to return at all or if I was even going to live.
After the page left the clutches of the notebook I felt like I was leaving everything I had done behind. Me being an Avox, me being a thief, even me being a rebel didn’t matter anymore because it is my turn to become the Mistress of an Avox of my choosing.