“Well…..” Jewel starts off. “Ummmmm……..”
“What’s wrong?” I ask. “Can’t you remember?”
“Well….. WAIT!” She screams. Then starts screaming bloody murder. “They… they….” Jewel stammers between labored breaths. Then she screams, “They took everything! Everything I loved dear! They knocked on the door and these two men were there when dad answered and they punched him in the stomach and he fell to the floor! One of them picked him up and carried him out the front door. The other came up and picked mom up over the shoulders! But they didn’t take me. And then there was a pain in the back of my neck and I blacked out and woke up in that closet!” She says in one breath. Harmony, I think when she says she blacked out.
“It’s ok. Calm down,” I say while I stroke her hair. “We will get back your mom and dad and Faith is already here.” Then I think about the serum. They will have to inject her sooner or later. She will freak out. I suddenly hear a buzz at the door and chatter fills the room. I look at the clock. It says it’s 5 p.m. Time went by fast.
“Stay here, ok? I’ll tell Faith and the others that you're here.” I say and shut the door behind me as I walk out. Everyone looks at me.
“Where have you been!?” Liberty yells at me. “We were worried sick about you!” I think of ways to lie about this and then I hear a voice in my head. And then two.
Wait, Jewel is here?! Justice says.
Yes, I say. Just don’t tell Faith yet, ok?
Woah, woah, woah, Jewel is here?!” Sydney repeats.
Oh my God! Yes she is here and don’t tell Faith yet!!! I yell in the back of my head.
I come back to the present, excuse in my head.
“I was in my weapons class when I got a splitting headache. The nurse wanted me to stay here so I came upstairs and must of fallen asleep.”
Liberty and Faith look at me with suspicious glares in their eyes.
“Mmk.” Libby says slowly.
“Actually I need to speak in private with Faith please. Everyone to their rooms.” I announce. They all leave except Faith.
“Faith, this is really hard to say this so I will let her explain it,” I say with caution.
“Who’s her?” She asks as I lead her to the room and open the door. Faith and Jewel stare at each other for a few seconds before Faith screams,
“JEWEL!? WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?”
Everyone rushes out of their rooms and to Jewel’s room. Thier eyes widened as they see Jewel.
“How did you get here?” Liberty asks.
“Trinity found me in a closet in an abandoned classroom. I was bound. She brought me here.” Jewel says quietly.
I get “the look” from Libby.
“Guilty as charged.” I say with a joking smile.
“How did this happen?!” Faith says with great volume.
“It’s a long story so sit down and get comfortable.” Jewel says with a sigh. Everyone sits down on the bed and starts to listen as Jewel starts.