Aria Jacobs has always been happy happy with her life. she was young, good enough looking and going out with the hottest guy in the whole sophomore year. Then she meets Keenan, and her world spirals into a hole filled with so many uncertainties, that leaves her questioning everything she'd ever believed in. After the strange disappearance of her family, she is taken in by a band of people who call themselves Elemental Guardians. Beings who bend and manipulate the elements to their will and str
She ran, clutching the shawl to her chest. Her heart was pounding and she felt like she could just about collapse. But she couldn’t, she had to protect the little bundle in her arms. The little bundle that was fast asleep, oblivious to its mother’s terror. She had to get this child away. Away. She choked with tears and her heart broke with each step, with each step closer to abandoning her beautiful baby.
But it was the only way. She had to keep going.
She wished, truly wished, that she didn’t have to do this, but she knew that this was necessary. She didn’t want to raise the child in the midst of so much injustice and suffering. So much evil and hatred. It wouldn’t be fair. She knew she was doing the right thing, but that didn’t mean it didn’t hurt.
Suddenly, she tripped over a loose rock on the crumbling pavement. She fell on her knees, jostling the bundle a little. A soft moan came out from her cracked lips as she stared at the baby’s azure blue eyes, staring straight back at her. The eyes were so beautiful…just like her…Was she doing the right thing? Was this the right choice for her little girl? The woman shook her head. She had asked herself this a billion times, and her conclusion had always being the same. She HAD to do this. For her and the baby’s sake…
Her train of thoughts snapped as an ear shattering growl radiated down the whole street. They were coming closer and she was too tired to run. She had to do something. Staggering onto her feet, she shrunk into the darkness of a nearby alleyway. She did not want to be seen. A car zoomed past. As soon as the car disappeared around the corner, she came back out and hurried towards the forbidding looking building
Looking around, she took the baby out of the shawl, placed it, with the most loving, and gentle care, on the door step. She placed small envelope beside it, her heart heavy.
Gathering up the shawls and her tears, she looked at the baby once more. The innocent look in its eyes, as the eyes closed once more. She bent down to kiss it and stopped short.
There was no time. She had to go. The woman turned, her dark hair billowing out behind her, and ran.
“I love you.” She whispered as tears streamed down her face.