Chapter 16: Ava
Why I was being such a jerk I have no idea. All I know is hat when I was yelling, all the sudden Ethan pulled out a knife and before I knew it I was in an armlock, knife at my throat.
Thanks to Zoey I was saved. I'm positive Ethan would've at least cut my wrists if not for Zoey. After she talked him into letting me go, I ran to the living room and did some heavy breathing. What made Ethan do that to me? What did I do? I thought I was just telling him how I really felt. I didn't realize... I didn't realize I was really yelling my head off. Did I really get that carried away?
After I got all my thoughts cleared up I went back to packing. It only took a few more minutes, everything was basically already packed. I'm sure that was because of Zoey.
But even then, I procrastinated. I scanned the house for more. Finally I couldn't get it. Eventually Zoey came up to me in our room and sighed, letting me know we should probably leave.
"I know, I know. We need to go. C'mon grab your stuff and then let's go." I picked up her backpack sitting next to me and tossed it to Zoey, who caught it but shook her head.
"No. Well yeah we should go, but I was just wondering if you're okay. I mean about twenty minutes ago you had a knife against your throat so..."
"Thanks, Zoe. You're great. But I'm fine, Ethan... Ethan's cool, whatever. C'mon, go get Ethan for me, tell him we're leaving. Now. Go get the map while you're at it."
Zoey left the room, saying "it's in my backpack, where is Ethan anyway... ETHANN!!" Zoey tossed me her pack and went to find Ethan. I openeed her pack and saw the map, pulling it out and waving my hand over the Entrance, shimmering a little bit. I, then - and then only - made a desicion. I walked to the kitchen and got some food, went baxk to my room, and closed the door.
I knew I couldn't take the map. THe other two would need it, I was sure. But I knew I would be completely lost, but the others needed it, and I couldn't be with the others now.
I could still hear Zoey calling for Ethan. THey were strong, they could figure out what they needed to do. I knew they could.
That's why I gripped the two bads I was holding until my knuckles turned white. That's why I stepped through the map without Ethan or Zoey. That's what when I stepped through, I didn't take the map with me. I left it behind.