How? HOW!?! Out of everyone in the god forsaken compound how was it that I got paired with Lorrie???
I fell against the wall, horror filling me. I couldn't kill her. I just couldn't. I... I liked her. Lorrie stormed out leaving me and Apex alone. His eyes were wide with fury. "Visp!" He almost yelled "Visp you can't fi-"
"I DON'T HAVE A CHOICE!" I exploded. "DO YOU THINK I WANT TO FIGHT HER!?!?" Apex raised his hands and said "Whoa there, calm down... I'm sorry... I just... Lorrie's been my friend for awhile I don;t want anything to happen to her." I rolled my eyes "You and me both dude..." Apex looked at me. Hard. Then he walked across the room to shut the door. He sat on the bed and wasted no time getting to the point. "Do you have feelings for her Visp?"
Ummm...was I being that obvious? "What's it to you Apex? I'm not going to interfere." His anger was replaced by confusion. "Interfere? What do you me-" He stopped, then burst out laughing. "Wait, you think Lorrie and I are dating?" I was a bit taken aback... yes I had thought they were a little more than friends. "Lorrie is like my sister Visp. We've been through a lot together. Besides... I don't think she'd take me anyway... I mean it's not like I want her to... its just... Lorrie and I come from different sides of the train tracks if you know what I mean."
Apex looked like he was about to say something, then he changed his mind. I pushed off the wall and began to open the door. Apex's voice caught me "Visp. I don't care if you like her or not, but listen to me. If anything happens to her in that ring and you make it out alive... I will beat the shit out of you."
I didn't look back at him. I trudged to my room and shut the door. I laid down on my bed, but wasn't going to be able to sleep. At one point someone stood infront of my door and knocked. I didn't open it. I didn't care if it was Lorrie, Apex, or God himself.
The next day came.
I hadn't slept. I didn't need to. I had made up my mind. I wasn't going to do anything in the ring. I would let Lorrie kill me.
The rest of the morning passed in a blur. A shower, breakfast, and walking down the hall. Then I found myself standing in the arena, facing Lorrie.
"T-Minus five seconds until match start!" The crowd cheered and began to count. "5! 4! 3! 2! 1! 0!" I closed my eyes and waited. And waited. Nothing. I opened my eyes to the sound of booing and saw Lorrie standing there not moving either. "I'm not going to do anything Lorrie." I told her. "Only one of us can walk out of here, and I want it to be you. I umm... I L-" "I know." she said.
What? How did she know? "I have mind reading stupid."
I opened my mouth to reply when a HUGE explosion rocked the ground beneath my feet. Behind Lorrie, Apex and Tiamone rushed in through a brand new hole in the wall. Tiamone ran to Lorrie, and Apex came for me. As he passed Lorrie, she began to follow him with Tiamone chasing behind. Apex lifted his hand, and suddenly I was watching my vision unfold before my eyes.
I didn't care. As long as Lorrie made it out. I felt the heat that signified my imminent doom. The heat began to dissipate as Apex ran past me. I spun to watch him leap through a another hole in the wall, which he had... just... created. "Hey Visp!" Lorrie and Tiamone were beside me, pulling on me, trying to drag me with them. "Only one of us can walk out Visp. But we can all run out!" Lorrie said in probably the longest sentence I had ever heard her speak.
My mind was reeling as I turned to follow them out of the arena and into the hall. I realized I had completely misinterpreted my vision.
Apex wasn't going to kill me after all.