Chapter XXIII (Part Three) : Ena – Cooking Up A Hypothesis ☲

“Why don’t we just go through all this slowly?” Kai suggested.

“I actually do believe I have to be on the other side of town as soon as possible before my family decides to put out search posters with my name and picture on it,” Camden retorted. “Time isn’t on my side guys, so it’s better if we get this over with soon enough.”

Ena frowned deeply. “You think you’re the only one with troubles?” She snapped causing Camden to cast her a rather surprised look.

“I didn’t say that Ella-”

“Ena!” She barked. She saw Kai’s lips lift in an upwards smirk from the corner of her eye, probably thinking to himself: And she’s back.

“Sorry, sorry,” Camden muttered, raising his hands up in defense. “ But hey, in all honesty, I really have no idea what’s going on here. This is what I can tell you.” He took a breath, as if to ready himself for indulging into a huge yarn. “One second, I was in the forest with Daphne. But then, I heard El- Ena’s voice. It was like someone screaming in my brain. The next moment, when I opened my eyes…I was here, with Daphne.”

Daphne nodded, confirming Camden’s story.

“What I want to know is why you called for our help. Or why I heard you. Or whatever.” Camden was confused on how to phrase it but he knew he made enough sense as he looked intensely at Ena, waiting for an answer. Ena’s eyes flickered to meet Kai’s, acknowledgement flashing between the two of them.

For now, the secret behind Ena’s power was just between the two of them and no one else. She didn’t have much reason to tell Daphne and Camden about what had happened. She had no clue who they were, where they were from, and how they’d popped up so suddenly into her life. Yet, in a way, it made sense to tell them.

Though she wanted to deny it, Ena felt comfortable around all three of them, more comfortable than she’d ever felt before around people. Being treated as an outcast in her school, and living in a house where she barely existed to her own grandmother…it had resulted in her closing herself up to people. She preferred to keep herself at a distance because she was simply used to being pushed aside. But for the first time, she knew she belonged. 

The End

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