Chapter 4: Eclipsed: Tara 2

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Reads: 15

I was peeling the potatoes and carrots as Lea and Delilah got the broth ready. I skinned them until only the insides were left. I then chopped them in half and poured them into the steamy broth. It sizzled and then began to bubble. I turned on the TV and played our favorite evening show, "Guess and Win" Finally the door came crashing open. It was Lea's grandpa. "Hey sweetie, ooh, is that soup I smell??" Sometimes, after work he was kinda crazy because he was working on cars from 5 am to 7 pm. But he made a respectable amount of money.

"Yep, hi Grandpa K!" I said, cheerfully, and pushed him to the couch, "It'll be done soon mk?" I asked and he just nodded and then started to fall asleep. Grandpa K was about 66 years old or so. AND THERE WAS NO WAY EVER would we let him know about it, he would be cuckoo... 

An hour later...

Dinner's ready! Yum! I love soup, and I'm ready to tell Lea's parents. I kick Lea under the table. Lea winces but then nodds, knowing it's time. She sits up straighter and then lets out a long sigh. Her parents ask her what's wrong. We glance at one another. She's fiddling with her hair and I'm biting my lip.

"Well... Mrs. Kim, Mr. Kim, this is a long story but..." I begin for Lea. 

"I, um, well... Let's start here... At the beginning of it all... You know how I got in trouble with the principal? And the mysterious purse theif, of your's mom?" Lea asked, with a troubled look on her face. 

"Mhm?" Mrs. Kim raised an eyebrow and nodded. 

"Well... I- I mean ESOV has taken over my mind! I tried to tell you but, you wouldn't listen! And this whole time I've been not really me! Tara knows! Right now I can only speak because of the feelings! Strong emotions overcome it and then I can be me! And before I knew this, ESOV was making me bully people and steal things and-and I can't controll it!" Lea burst into tears, which I hadn't seen her do since fourth grade when Mckayla Waldew stole her favorite necklace. Mckayla got suspended for it though. 

"Is this true?" Mr. Kim asked me.

"Yeah! I've seen it- and she said all she has to do is touch some one and say "You're mine now- and ESOV takes over them too!" I yelled, in Lea's defense.

We all let it sink in. We knew this meant that someone Lea had met or knew as a friend, was working for ESOV...

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Submitted: January 25, 2021

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