Chapter 20

"I was just kidding about you and Bane. Is something really going on?" I was towel drying my hair. Clover blushed again before shaking her head. I laughed but let it drop. Bane had walked out to talk to Akira. It was just Clover and I in the bathroom while I was drying off. Teasing her was funnier than teasing Slate. Maybe I was just a mean soul deep down, but it was fun.

We had to leave soon; Clover had been packing while I took a shower. After the water heated back up, we were going to switch places. Slate was stuck in the room with us. After Akira found out about the men searching for us, he decided it would be safer that way. He agreed with my theory that the men were humans. The fact that Madoc had humans on his side worried Akira to no end. I could hear him pacing the motel room.

Clover walked into the bathroom, while I finished her packing. Slate stayed motionless on my bed. I didn't even see him twitch. A knock sounded through the room and Slate hurried to the door. I managed to grab his shoulder before he made it.

"Relax a little Slate, let me get the door." I walked over and opened it peering g out into the hallway. A boy stood at the door with a crooked smile. I smiled back.

"Sorry, s'pose I got the wrong room. See, I'm lookin' for my mama. You wouldn't have seen her anywhere, would ya? She told me the number but I've gone and darn forgotten." I shook my head.

"Maybe if you go the desk you can ask if they know the room number. Or call her phone."

He brightened, "that's a good idea. Thank ya." He waved a goodbye before walking in the direction of the main lobby.

I turned to Slate, "see? He was just lost. No need to panic."

"Did you ever think he was sent to see if you were the right girl?"

"Even If he was, do you think him seeing a white haired boy threatening to kill him would be better? You don't trust people enough."

"And you are to trusting." I bit back my mean retort and sent him a smile.

"And that is why we make a good team." He gave an exaggerated sigh and stopped fighting. I could still hear Akira pacing in the background, much slower than last time I listened.

I told Slate that I was going to get some water from down the hall. He wanted to come as well but I told him to stay here. The humans tracking us would notice him and we would have a problem on our hands.

I walked down the hall and peered at the doors around me. Everyone's anxiety was getting to me. I kept expecting a giant group of people to come barging through a door and carry me off. So far I have managed to get out of almost every attempt by myself, but that was Bane. He really didn't want to do all of the things he did, he just thought it was best for everyone.

I shook my head and focused on finding the water. No need to freak myself out. Nothing is going to happen. Nothing is going to happened. Not one thing is going to happen.

I made it to the vending machine without a problem. Letting out a relieved sigh, I put in the money for water. A man behind me was wandering around calling for someone. He noticed me and walked over.

"Excuse me, I am looking for my puppy, have you seen her? I miss her so much and I am worried she ran off somewhere in the town. Would you help me?" I snorted and turned to look at him.

"I am not five anymore, that trick isn't going to work. I know by now not to get into someone's car. Nice try but you are going to have to try harder." The man looked up, from behind his hat.

"Is that so? Then how about this?" He grabbed my wrist and yanked me to him. Before I could start to struggle, we were in a different building. I looked around and noticed I was in a tiny white room. The room had video cameras everywhere. The man shut the door behind him and locked it. I glared at one of the cameras.

"I am sick of being kidnapped Madoc. Want to try something else?" I didn't hear a response so I took to looking around the room. There was no furniture at all; nothing was in the room except for the cameras and me. I glared at the wall and tried to think of a way out.

I felt something in my head, as if something was slithering through. I leaned against the wall and tried to push it out. It refused to go anywhere. Even though I was blocking as much as I could, the thing was still gaining ground. Something else came into my mind, this time a rush of water instead of a slimy critter. It pushed away the other person before settling. As it faded, I heard a whisper.

"Guess I will have to teach you how to push them away too." Slate’s voice disappeared as the water did and I opened my eyes again.

"You have very talented friends, Alecia. Too bad they are not talented enough to save you. They will never make it into this building, it is demon-proof. I gave him an angelic smile.

"Good thing we have an Angel on our side then."

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