Regan: Back To The Orchard

I waited eagerly for Sola. She'd shown so much interest in this place, she had to follow. And slowly, still speaking to the real world, she appeared.

"Sola, please listen to me".

"I always listen to you, Regan, but sometimes you say stupid things. I know Break doesn't want to hurt me. Or Jane. Maybe you but you've had that coming a long time".

"And what's that supposed to mean?" I asked, pretending to be insulted.

"Why did you bring me here, Regan?"

"This is the one place Break can't influence you. We can finally talk things through".

"Couldn't it wait? They could be killing each other back there!"

"Sola, why are you defending him?! After everything he did to you!"

"What is this terrible deed he did to me because frankly, I don't remember him doing anything to hurt me".

"Well, for starters he told you he loved you but refused to accept you as anything more than a slave. He-"

"That's a lie! In case you hadn't noticed, I'm only nineteen. What exactly would you have him do to prove his love to a sixteen year old girl?!"

"I'm only concerned for your wellbeing" I said, annoyance ripe in my voice.

"No you're not. You think he's going to take Jane away and then you won't have your stupid blood, will you? He's not going to take her, Regan. And since his influence seems to have broken our bond, you wouldn't have to follow me if I left. Wasn't it yesterday that you swore you'd kill me the second you broke free?"

"Don't leave," I said, gripping Sola's hand, "I'll follow you to the end but please, don't leave".

"What's with the sudden change of heart?" Sola asked, suspicious.

"I...I don't know. I've told you all those times that I'd kill you but... I don't understand it. When I'm with Jane, I couldn't care less about you. But if I'm on my own..."

"My my, Regan, could it be that you actually care about me?" Sola asked, a smirk on her face.

"Don't be stupid" I said, not looking at her. I'd always cared about Sola. That's why I'd taken her away from Break. But, was it something more...?

Sola suddenly dropped to her knees, moaning in pain. I rushed to her side, still acting as her pet even though I didn't have to. "Sola, what's wrong?"

"It...It's Break. He said he'd wait but...but he went for Jane. And it's safe to say, she's kicking his ass".

"How can you tell?"

"I can feel it".

"Of course, you summoned him. Then...Jane can't kill him, it'll kill you too".

In an instant, Sola and myself were back in the real world. Sola cried out as Jane kicked Break in the face. I couldn't understand why he wasn't fighting back. He could've taken Jane down in less than a second, even if his powers didn't work on her. I ran over to Jane and held her arms behind her. She struggled but couldn't break free.

"Let go of me, Regan! I'll kill him" she snarled.

"If you kill him you'll kill Sola" I said with a desperate sigh.

The End

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