Faith St. John
My eyes fluttered open, taking in he warm glow of the fire, the cold surrounding of the cave, a soft trickle of running water as though it had rained recently. And Axels coat that was laying on me as though it was a blanket.
Looking around I looked at Axel who sat on his haunches by the fire adjusting it with stick before throwing it on the flames. Just his presence now filled my mind with loving thoughts.
Sitting up slowly I looked into the fire watching the flickers of red and orange. The memories I had gained still lingering in my mind filling me with old pains and new ones.
‘ you blacked out back there’ he began slowly. ‘those memories of everything must have been to over whelming for you’ he said quietly, his voice calm and soothing.
‘I don’t know’ I whispered as I rubbed my head. ‘ I guess I just wasn’t ready for the shock of it all I suppose’
‘I’m sorry that you had o find out that way, it shouldn’t of happened like that’ he apologized as he stared down at the cave floor. His hair glistening wet, I wondered why his hair was wet.
‘I would of found out sooner or later right? But it was nice to hear it from you though. If I would of heard it from anyone else, I most likely would of not believed a thing they were saying’ I looked down at his trench coat that rested on my lap. ‘besides who else would have been honest to me? If the organization would have came for me before anyone would have told me about how I really was or what I am, I probably wouldn’t have know what was really going on.’ I whispered softly as I smoothed my hand across the smooth leather.
I could feel his eyes on me as I looked down at his coat. What could I possibly say? Or even do? Wrapping his coat around myself as I tried to keep warm. Being in a cave wasn’t the warmest thing in the world. I faced the fire pulling my knees to my chest the dripping of water going ‘drip, drip, drip’ almost in a rhythm. Chewing on my bottom lip as I mulled over everything.
‘When you left me the first time, when you were chasing me. Where did you go after that?’ I asked curiously.
Minutes ticked by slowly as the silences dragged on. With a deep breath he began. ‘ I stayed went away, but staying close enough so I could hear your thoughts and the people that were around you. That way I could know where you were and were you were going to be. I couldn’t afford o lose you, I left the flowers and notes for you so that you would think of me all the time, trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together.’ He sighed.
‘how’d you get into my house anyway?’ I muttered as I remembered the yellow tulip on my bed and how I angered me knowing that he had gotten into my house, let alone my room!
‘ easily Faith, you don’t lock you window. I slipped through when you went to the bathroom.’ He chuckled flashing me a smile. ‘I hid behind your close door that way I wouldn’t get caught. Don’t worry I didn’t see anything, luckily you changed in the bathroom that day’
Flushing I felt my face go hot with anger that boiled up in me. He was lucky that I did dress in the bathroom! Taking in a deep breath I tried to collect myself. ‘ I left right after you went to school, I went back out your window making sure nobody seen me go in or out’
‘I’m going to just have to lock my window from now on’ I whispered still staring at the fire, still not sure to look at Axel yet.
‘ there are other ways to get into your house Faith without going through your window. I hope you know’ amusement playing in his tone of voice. ‘but I think I will keep those to myself just in case, I need those for later causes.’
‘if you ever get into my house again and into my room, you will be sorry’ I growled my eyes flashing to him.
Chuckling he shakes his head and goes back to adjusting the fire with another stick. ‘I think I can take you on’
‘how is that even possible?’ I asked curiously.
‘what do you mean by that?’ he glanced up at me his eyes dancing with amusement.
‘If I have this “power” to destroy things with a flick of a finger how can you say you can take me on?’
‘you haven’t tapped into those powers yet so your still helpless’ he winked at me with a smile.
Rolling my eyes I held his coat close his colonel filling my lungs as I inhaled deeply.
‘I don’t use colonel,’ he answered my thought. Looking up at him curiously again I forgot he could read my mind. ‘its traceable, nobody will notice you hiding if your not wearing anything, old habits die hard I guess. When I was in training they would drill it into us.’ He looked intently at the fire as he shirted it.
Yawning softly I stretched my legs towards the fire to warm my feet. Glancing around I adjusted myself and laid down tucking some of the coat under my head.
‘I know its not the most comfortable thing, but we have to improvise.’ He added as I adjusted again trying to find a comfortable position.
Nodding I closed my eyes and tried to get some sleep. Hearing the whispering sound I felt something touch my forehead my eyes fluttered open slightly looking up into his face as he pushed hair out of my face. Giving me a reassuring smile he tucked me in as my eyes closed and I slipped into darkness.