Potato Latkes taste quite good. I hate to admit it, but Rephy is quite a good cook. I smile to myself.
“It’s nice to see you smile again, Zazi,” Rephy says.
“Yeah well, I haven’t smiled for a while since Chris broke my heart…”
She gives me a really confused look, and I say, more to myself than anybody, “I really should get Vi to help me sort out my emotions…” I glance quickly at Rephy, who looks like she is about to answer but a commotion interrupts and brings us into the living area.
A large silver disco ball has manifested itself in the centre of the small living area and Aysh and Kayden are really giving it their all. Great dancers! I think to myself. Suddenly I am lifted into the air.
“Rephy?!” I cry, and I hear that I’m not the only one. From up here I can see the whole group-there are two wolves like I could sense earlier, and I can also sense another person, a boy with a menacing aura. I attempt to ‘swim’ over to him (my preferred place of being is on the ground, not in air), and extend a hand when I reach him.
“New? Hey I’m Zazi I have abilities with Earth…” My nervousness is still obvious but the flashing lights of the disco are almost relaxing.
“Arc. I inflict pain.”
“Arc. Interesting name…I’ve only ever met one other Arc…But you’re not like the others are you? I’m sure Ian would have wanted someone with your…power on his side…” I lower my voice, “Or are you…secretly evil?!” But then wink at him, to pretend I was joking.
“Look, I have things to do, so I’ll see you around. If you need me…well, you’ll find my room…” I end and then swim away to the staircase. Wow, what made me be so confident and say all that? What…or who?
Entering my room I notice something is wrong.
“Violet? What’s up?” She is standing rigid in the centre of the room.
“Zazi…” she whispers, “…someone’s in here with us…”