I had come after Rephy, when she had screamed. And now I was screaming. "Violet! No!" I was crying, shaking, and I felt time slipping all around me. I focussed. But I felt, like big folds in a fabric, black holes all around. Soon many people were in Violet's room, all crying.
I ran over to Brandon, and threw myself in his arms. I heard him sniffling a little. I was heartbroken. I almost fell, but for Brandon's arms around me. "Why?" I whispered. "Why? Violet... She had more to live for. She was special! She was here for all of us."
"I don't know, Jade." Brandon said. "I don't know..."
"Why?" I cried, again. "I'm going to my room." I stormed out of the room, and into my bedroom. I screamed into my pillow. Finally I could barely breath, and my thoughts turned to what she could have been. We were all supposed to be out there, helping people.
Violet, was it just too much for her to be trapped? That she couldn't hold on to herself? Had the loss of Arc scarred her that much? I didn't know...