Aimee

I lay curled up under the blanket that Zack had given us. I breathed deeply trying to get to sleep but I was too restless. My thoughts were a tumble in my head making it impossible to relax.

First: that woman with violet eyes had beaten up my boyfriend before kidnapping me. That made it difficult to trust her - contradictory, I know, considering I willingly boarded that plane.

Second: someone had tried to kill us before we'd even done anything yet.

Third: I was camping in a foreign country with strangers who all had powers.

I'd always known that there was something odd about me but if I did have a power then it was so subtle I didn't even know what it was.

I sighed softly; why did I have a feeling that the only people who could tell me were either this Jamie Perkins or a woman with violet eyes?

I forced all thoughts from my mind and focused on the deep, even breathing of my companion before slipping into unconsciousness.

***

Someone was shaking me and my eyes shot open to see Liv's face.

"Good morning, sleeping beauty," she chuckled and I swatted at her playfully. I rubbed sleep from my eyes and jumped to my feet.

"Don't tell me you're a morning person," Alex mumbled and I grinned.

"Don't worry, I won't," I teased. In truth, I adored mornings and found them the best part of the day to go outside because everything was so fresh.

Zack was wordlessly gathering the blankets. He didn't look good - he was blue actually - but I figured he wouldn't appreciate my saying so.

Someone - Antonio, I think - handed me some food and I wolfed it down.

"Are we ready to go?" a low voice grumbled, "The sooner we get moving the better." Several people rolled their eyes but nodded. I turned to the Chinese girl.

"Which way, Ma'am?" I grinned. I learnt my lesson: Don't argue with this girl when it came to directions.

She ignored me and headed into the woods; all of us following like dutiful school children.

The End

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