Something moved next to me and it made me jump in surprise. My eyes flew open as I moved away from the object and looked around the room. The room was light and easy going. The walls were painted a creamy green color and there were large windows all around the place. I was in a very large comfy bed with white plush sheets that were embroidered with the same color green as the walls. There was a green canopy with a lace material too. The room smelled like fresh air, and it made me feel incredibly natural. The object that made me jump in the first place moved again and I looked down to see Rain curled up next to me. She was the same as the last time I saw her, if not more beautiful. Maybe it was the blissful peace that showed on her face as she was sleeping, or maybe it was her long brown hair that fell across her face. I moved slowly and went to move a strand of hair off of her face. She stirred slightly but yawned and fell back into a steady breathing pattern.
“She’s been worried about you all night.” A voice came from across the room. I turned my head and saw that it was the girl from the table with short pixie cut hair.
“Who are you?” I asked her quietly. She stood up and walked quietly over to Rain. She smiled at her and then looked at me for some reason, and she began to talk like I hadn’t even asked her a question.
“She has grown very fond of you for some reason. You’re the only one she’s ever asked what their name was.” She smiled at me, looked down at Rain before she walked over to the other side of the bed next to me. I didn’t like being this close to her; I didn’t even know what she wanted. She smiled at me and held out her had towards me. “My name is Kit.”
I looked at her hand for a moment then I slowly lifted my own hand and took hers. Kit smiled at me and we shook hands. She then looked down at my wrist and I followed her gaze. I saw the leather bracelet that was put on my arm last night. Kit sat down on the edge of the bed and turned my hand over.
“Wow, Finn defiantly must have been afraid if got them to put this on you.” Kit said as she was running a finger over some weird writing on the bracelet. But I couldn’t really pay attention to that.
“What did you say?” I asked her. I believe she said that Finn was afraid, and that’s why the bracelet was on me.
“Oops. I wasn’t supposed to say that.” Kit said as she quickly let my hand go and covered her mouth where there was a small smile. She shrugged and got up off of the bed and walked over to a door. “Jess wants to come in anyways, so we need to get you dressed.” Kit said as she disappeared around a corner. I looked down at myself and realized that the only thing I was wearing was a bra, and it wasn’t even mine! I grabbed some covers and pulled them to me, embarrassed that I had been like this in front of her. Kit walked back in the room caring some shirts as she began talking, not even really paying attention, just examining the shirts.
“He’s the one that cleaned you up last night,” Kit said, and I slowly began to remember him being there and me passing out as he began to clean me up. I do remember running water though and stinging going down my back, along with a cool gentle hand running over it. “So it’s not like he hasn’t seen it before, but he’s still a gentleman and wants to give you your privacy.” She sat back down on the bed and smiled as she handed me a long sleeved blue shirt and a pair of jeans. I looked at them and then at her.
“Thank you,” I said to her quietly. Kit just smiled and gently patted the covers.
“Of course, after all you’re—” Kit began but the she caught herself. “There I go again. Can’t keep my mouth shut.” She smiled and stood up. “You better hurry, he’s getting anxious.” She took the clothes from me and pulled the covers off of me. I got up easily and I suddenly realized that I was moving without hurting. I looked down at myself expecting to see dried blood and cuts along with a few broken limbs, but instead there were just yellow bruises, almost as if I was healed already. That’s when I started to worry and I looked at Kit as she handed me the clothes.
“How long have I been sleeping?” I asked her.
“Just a few hours, six or seven,” Kit shrugged and continued as if it was no big deal. “I lost track after the third hour.” She laughed a little as I pulled the shirt over my head and then stepped into the pants. I pulled them up still amazed that I was able to move like I was. When I buttoned them she sighed and looked towards a small hall way. “Alright already, you can come in.” Kit looked at me and rolled her eyes a little.
“I saw that.” I heard a male voice say, and then Jess walked into the room. Kit laughed and Jess somewhat smiled, but his eyes were immediately locked on me. I could tell he was looking me over, and I became very self conscious as I ran a hand though my hand and crossed my arms across my chest. I bit my lip gently as I looked over at Rain who was still sleeping through all of this and I wondered how she could do that with all this noise.
“She could sleep though a storm and not even knew it hit.” Jess said. I turned and looked at him, knowing I hadn’t said it out loud.
“We can read you mind,” Kit answered my question. I sighed as she said this and covered my face. Of course they could freaking read my mind. They could do so much more than that though. I looked down at the bracelet and vaguely remembered Finn entering my mind and how it felt and how come I couldn’t feel that now. I looked at Jess with a cocked eye brow.
“Just because we can doesn’t mean we like to all the time.” Kit answered for him.
“And it doesn’t feel like that because he wanted you to know that your privacy was being invaded, it was his form of punishment.” I sighed and decided to whisper to myself.
“Of course,” I sat down on the bed and put my head in my hands. Kit sat down next to me.
“Don’t worry,” Jess said and it made me jump because it was so close, and when I looked up he was standing right in front of me. “He won’t be able to do that to you anymore. I’m going to talk to my father, and you’re no longer his servant, you’re mine.”
I knew this was stupid but for some reason I got mad at Jess, he was no different from his brother; and because of that, I blew up. “I am not yours! I am no one’s!” Jess took a step back as I shot up off the bed and took a step towards him. “I don’t even know why I am here!” I began to pace back and forth pointing at him as I ranted on. “It’s not like you need me! I mean look at all the people you have here! Why did this have to happen to me? I was a simple girl! I don’t want to be here! I want to go home!” I yelled the last part with a twist and yelled at Kit and Jess. I knew this was wrong to be yelling at them, it wasn’t their fault. Jess was in front of me again and his hand touched my arm gently.
“Mist, you can’t—” Jess began in a gentle tone but I pulled away from him and yelled again.
“Don’t touch me!” I said loudly. Even though his touch sent a calming tingle though me, but for all I knew it could be because of his “powers”.
“Okay, I won’t touch you.” Jess said softly, and if I wasn’t mistaken there was a hurt to his voice. But that was probably because he felt like I didn’t trust him after he has proved that he hasn’t wanted to hurt me. I stood there for a moment before I just finally let the anger leave me in a deep exhale, and it was replaced by sadness. I felt a tear roll down my cheek and I wasn’t even trying to hide it.
“I just want to go home…” I said, more tears were now rolling down my cheek. But this was the truth, and I was finally able to admit it. This was the first time I have truly felt like I wanted to go home. I looked up at Jess and he was just standing there frowning at the ground before he looked at me. Jess looked me in the eyes for a second and he blinked and looked behind me slightly with his brows pulled together. I looked behind him at Kit who was just standing there watching me. I looked back at Jess as he began to talk.
“I’m sorry, but you can’t.” Jess said with no emotion.
“Please,” I looked down now as more tears rolled down. “That’s all I want, is to go home.” We sat there in silence for a moment as tears kept coming. But then I heard a small whimper.
“You don’t want to stay here with us?” I looked to see small little Rain sitting up in the bed and looking at me with red eyes. I wiped my eyes and walked over to her. I felt like I needed to explain to her why I didn’t want to stay, but I didn’t want to tell her what she didn’t know. As I walked towards her she followed me with her eyes, and when I sat down on the bed she wrapped her arms around me.
“Please don’t go Mist.” She cried.
“Oh, Rain…” I said as I stroked her hair. She continued to hug me and I looked at Kit, and then at Jess who was still turned and looking at the wall. I could see I wasn’t going home anytime soon so I felt like I had to make her feel better. “I won’t leave.” I saw Kit shake her head some and something came inside my head easily, and it was her voice.
You wouldn’t be able to anyways… it’s too complicated to explain right now, but you’ll understand later. Kit’s voice said in my head. She then turned her head and looked at Jess who was looking over his shoulder at her. I looked at both of them and nodded slowly as I let the tears begin to fall and I hugged Rain back. Right now she was the only one that seemed like she truly wanted me here for other reasons than to serve her, and besides Annabelle, Rain was the only one I felt I had to protect from everyone. So I hugged her tightly as we cried and sat in silence and the presence of Kit and Jess.
As we sat there I thought to myself and hoped that Jess was hearing me. I would find out what was going on here, and I could find out why I was here. I also would find a way out, and a way back to my family. Jess looked at me from over his shoulder and shook his head some.
I’m sorry; I CAN’T let you leave…. Jess said to me in my head. I just shook my head no. I would leave, and no one would be able to stop me. Jess just continued to look at me as I said that in my head, and we continued to stare at each other waiting for one of us to give up, but I could tell that neither of us was going to give up. And that would make for a difficult escape.