We woke up and it was the start of a new day. Ross didn't come back yet and neither did Niall. We sat at the table eating our pancakes for breakfast. The sun rayed into the room brightly and it filled the room with its warmth.
Someone knocked on the door and when Aaron opened it, it was Sarah. "What do you want, Sarah?"
"I'm sorry I haven't visited all of you for such a long time but I just wanted to see how everyone was doing."
"Why are you really here, Sarah?"
She walked across the room and leaned against the wall, "I'm not giving up on taking away Caden."
"Just give up on him." Lily stepped in and was on
her guard, "He is a lot more stronger and in control then when you last saw him."
"He didn't tell you what happened that one night when I took him away from the docks?"
Everyone looked at me and I put my head down.
Sarah smirked, "He brutally murdered my two Breathers and didn't have the courage to kill me."
"I realized that was a big mistake."
"How rude. Those were my only Breathers too. Anyways, I think you should step outside to see who is waiting for you."
Aaron and Liam raced outside and Lily and I followed behind them. When I looked straight ahead, there was Niall there holding his arm. He looked sad and Sarah went over there and put her arm around him, "Isn't this nice? He was with me this whole time. He changed sides, my side."
My heart sunk, "Niall?"
Liam was the first to yell, "Niall! Why the hell did you go to her?!"
Sarah put her hand on his cheek and turned his head. She then put her hands on his shoulders and kissed him on the lips. Aaron and Liam both tensed up, "Are you kidding me?!"
"Niall came to me saying that he fell in love with me. I took him in of course, and he came to my side."
"No, this can't be happening."
"It is happening, Aaron. Now face it. This is why I came here, silly. Now we will be going." Sarah held Niall's hand and left immediately before Liam or Aaron went after her in full force.
Liam fell to the floor and ran his fingers through
whatever hair he had left and muttered to himself. Aaron went inside and slammed the door behind him and I could hear the sound of stuff flying and hitting the walls and floor. Lily looked at me with sad eyes. She hugged me tightly. I could feel her warm tears strike my shoulder. I held her and tried to calm her down by kissing the top of her head.
I was upset about all this too but I didn't show it on the outside. My heart was pounding and asking how could he have betrayed us. It couldn't all be true. Niall must have been brainwashed or something because it seemed like not too long ago when we met, he couldn't even stand being touched by her. And now, to love her, is just too much to bear.
We all went inside and sat on the couch silently. Liam and Aaron went up to their rooms and never came out. I sat on the couch with Lily laying in my lap. She probably fell asleep on me fore I haven't felt any tears or movement with her hand on my knee.
I looked up at the ceiling and shut my eyes.
All of a sudden I was in the forest. I looked around and I was in my regular clothes. The trees were the weeping willows that I saw with Lily when we went for a walk. I saw, in the distance, a bright flash. I went towards it and it was the cabin. It caught on fire. I looked around to see if anyone was out but I saw no one. I went around to the back to see if they were there and the only one I saw was Aaron.
He held a box of matches in his hand and smirked at me. He had bloodthirsty written all over his eyes. I looked back at the cabin and back to him. I moved up closer to
him and asked, "Did you do this?"
Aaron just threw the matches in the fire and took out his knife. He flew towards me but I dodged.
"What the hell are you doing, Aaron?"
I heard a laugh and when I turned, I saw Sarah.
She smiled at me, "I don't want you anymore but you are a great threat. You need to die." She snapped her fingers and Aaron went again and this time he stabbed me in the back.
"I am not going to fight you, Aaron."
Aaron's face frowned and so he stabbed me again in the back. I could tell the knife was filled with toxins. It started to kick in and I fell to the ground. I was going to die. I started suffocating because the poison wrapped its deadly toxin around my lungs and squeezed them to oblivion. My eyes were closed.
I jumped and I realized I woke up Lily. She looked at me and had a sad look across her face. I patted her head and said it was alright and it was just a nightmare. She turned her head back and stayed there without saying anything at all.
I heard footsteps coming down the stairs and it was Liam. He looked over to me and smiled, then he just walked right out the door saying he will be back in a bit. I didn't say anything back. Then Aaron came down and went to the kitchen. He says he is going to make some hot dogs so he could relieve the shock.
I brushed Lily's soft blonde hair which has gotten much longer than when I first saw her. I heard her voice say, "Caden, can we go for a walk?"
I smiled, "Sure."
She sat up and stretched, "I want to get something to eat on our way there though."
"Go get some chips or something from the pantry."
She nodded and grabbed some cheddar chips. When we left she opened the bag and started munching down. She offered me some but I kindly refused. We ended up in that special place with the bright weeping willow trees. In the center there was something unusual. When I walked over there, it was a tree stump. On the top there was a note.
I didn't mean to betray any of you, I swear. Sarah is doing something that I don't even know. She said if I don't come with her she will tear down each and every one of you. I'm forced to keep my mouth shut and I thought writing a letter didn't count as that. I'll miss all of you.
I just stared at the letter and Lily looked over my shoulder and gasped, "So, Niall didn't go with her because he was in love with her. He left because he was forced."
I held my head in my palm in shock. I couldn't believe that all along, Niall was with that beast. He had to betray us just so she can leave us alone. My mind was all jumbled up and I looked at Lily. She sat on the ground with her knees up to her chest and her head in between them. I knelt down and rubbed her back, "We need to tell the others."
She nodded and we both ran to the cabin. When we went in Liam was back and sitting at the table. Aaron saw
us and asked, "Why so hyped up?"
Lily talked first, "Niall was forced to betray us for our own sake."
"We have proof." I handed the letter over to Liam and they both read it.
"I..I can't believe this."
"We need to save him." Stated Lily.
"I can trace Niall's print from the letter and find out a location." Liam gave Aaron the letter and he went straight to the basement. He was down there for a while.