Chapter Twenty-Two: Waking To The DawnAstrid's POV
Chapter Twenty-Two: Waking To The Dawn
Astrid awoke to Jordan screaming at Kate. She was so confused. Astrid had come back for Belle. And now she had no idea if Belle was going to live. Astrid was confused by everyone screaming at each other. Nothing was making sense.
"Lets all calm down." Astrid said. Everyone looked at the girl. They had all thought her to be sleeping.
"How much have you been awake for?"
"I woke up when Jordan was screaming at Kate, something about 'You don't know what happened to her.' What's going on?"
"Don't worry Acid."
"No, what's going on?"
"Astrid Hart. Do not be concerned about what is happening." Angel said looking at Astrid.
"Well, sayin' that make me wanna know."
"Kate Stealfox, your daughters condition has been stabilized. You may
Chapter Twenty: Home Is With You.Jordan's POV
Chapter Twenty: Home Is With You.
"Astrid!" She was pulled into a warm hug. "Were have you been?"
"Why do you care. Your girlfriend is Belle." Astrid said, collapsing to the ground. Jordan warm arms wrapped around her and pulled her close.
"Astrid Hart. You are my one true love. Thats why we're engaged. I don't want to be with anyone else."
"Then why did Kaira Moon say that Belle was your. .-" Astrid couldn't finish her sentence because she burst into tears. Jordan carefully picked Astrid up, and sat her down on the couch like she was the most precious thing in the world. Sitting down next to her, and pulling her head on his lap, he stroked her hair. "It's okay Astrid, it's okay." Astrid clung to him, and cried her eyes out. Jordan had no idea what to do. This was Astrid, his fiancée. The thing that he cared most about in the world. But, this was Astrid. Unpredictable, craz
Chapter Nineteen: Belle!Astrid's POV
Chapter Nineteen: Belle!
Astrid was sitting in a diner, scanning menu. The song The Sun Is Rising was playing. Astrid knew that it was Belle's favourite song. It hurt her. Along side the song, One News was playing. Then, the lyrics stopped and everyone in the diner stopped and looked at the screen. A wind blown report was standing outside the hospital.
"Hello London. I'm Kaira Moon and I'm here to report to you about a near death experience for Belle Stealfox." Astrid's heart stopped. Belle? Standing up she walked over to the screen. "
"Belle Stealfox had a mental break down and slit her wrists in the bathroom in the motel room she was staying in. Her boyfriend, Jordan Stryker, called 911 and saved her life. Boyfriend? Belle and Jordan are like brother and sister?
A waitress walked over to her, and said, "Sweetie, are you okay?"
"Mmm. It's just
Chapter Eighteen: Thats How Much It Hurts . . .Belle/Jordan's POV (OH YEA!)
Chapter Eighteen: Thats How Much It Hurts . . .
Belle sprinted into the bathroom. Locking the door behind her, she felt all the tears falling. Glancing around the room, she saw that Jordan had left his pocket knife in there. Standing up, she grabbed it and carefully started to saw along her wrists. "When life has cut too deep and left you hurting, The future you had hoped for is now burning, And the dreams you held so tight have lost their meaning, And you don't know if you'll ever find the healing..."
From outside the bathroom, Jordan could hear Belle singing. She was becoming her sister. He had to get to her. She was probably trying to kill herself. Slamming his bionic arm into the door, Jordan busted in and saw Belle curled up in a pool of blood, whispering the lyrics to The Sun Is Rising. He had no idea what to do. So he grabbing his phone from his pocket, Jordan tapped in an unfamiliar number. 911.
Chapter Seventeen: 'Cause I Have All These Dreams.Jordan's POV
Chapter Seventeen: 'Cause I Have All These Dreams...
He is in a field. It's not flowery, sparkly, or spectacular in any way. It's just a simple green field. There are no trees, animals, or clouds. Just grass and sun.
He has been walking in this field for a long time. He lost track of how long.
His feet leave no imprint in the grass. It's as if he is some sort of ghost, leaving no traces of his presence in this ongoing stretch of consistency.
He sniffs the air. The field smells like it should: green, fresh, and plain. No sweetness teases his nostrils. He growls in frustration. The sound is forgotten as soon as it fades. He is insignificant. Nothing about him matters.
A tear runs down his cheek. He wants to matter. He wants someone else to come. He wants a change, any change.
Chapter Sixteen: LaceyBelle's POV
Chapter Sixteen: Lacey
Belle pulled out her mirror from her compact bag, and applied a fresh coat of Lip Smacker Blackberry Ice Gloss, touched up her mascara and pulled her dark brown hair back in a high ponytail, leaving her bangs out. For a thirteen year old, she looked about fifteen. People told her that on a daily basis. Putting her stuff back in her bag, Belle looked over at Jordan. He looked focused, but sad. She hated to see him like this. Belle was incredibly empathetic, and she could tell what Jordan was feeling.
"Stop the car." Belle said.
"No Belle. We need to keep going, we're almost there."
"STOP THE CAR RIGHT NOW JORDAN STRYKER, OR I SWEAR, THIS CAR WILL FALL OF THAT CLIFF, AND YOU WILL DIE A PAINFUL DEATH AND UNIT RED WON'T BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. NOW PULL OVER!" Belle's voice was really loud. People in New Zealand probably heard it; so rather then get his car p
Chapter Fifteen: There Tracking Me.Astrid's POV
Chapter Fifteen: There Tracking Me.
Sighing, Astrid packed a bag for her journey. It consisted of a First-Aid kit, fresh clothes, a full water bottle, some food and cash, Astrid headed out the door. Before she had left thou, she had showered, eaten and changed her clothes & bandages. She felt fine as she walked out the door and headed through the forest. She had taken her mothers hiking boots, and some faded grey, skinny track-pants. She had a tight, indigo top and a black cargo jacket. She had chosen clothing with lots of pockets, so that she had easy access to food, First-Aid and water. She was calming breathing, as she continued to climb.
She was completely okay... Calm, relaxed and careful. Then, the familiar sound of lightning stuck around her. The harsh feeling of rain started to soak her skin. Quickly taking off her pack, and pulling out a rain coat, Astrid wrapped herself in a warm coat of dryness and continued to walk.
Chapter Fourteen: Well, She's Been Here . . .Jordan's POV
Chapter Fourteen: Well, She's Been Here . . .
"Jordan! There it is!" Belle yelled, pointing to a graveyard. The car swerved to a stop, and sharply turned into the drive.
"Thanks Belle." Jordan said, as the car stopped outside the front. Belle quickly got out as she ran out of sight. Jordan raced out behind her. It was always hard to keep up with that hyper active girl. She made Jordan want to laugh when he wanted to cry. She just made everything seem okay. If the world was ending, she would be the one running round laughing and smiling. "She's not here, Jordan!" Belle's warm voice echoed around his head, interrupting his thoughts. Jordan started to run again, and saw her sticking her head out of the door of the tomb. "Well, she's been here."
"How do you know?"
"One, the door is open. Two Astrid key is here. And this is Astrid's jacket, is it not?" She said coming out, holding a black
Chapter Thirteen: I Am Home. . .Astrid's POV
Chapter Thirteen: I Am Home. . .
Here she is, home. Astrid Hart is now at Esther Ship's former home. Astrid leaned against the door, as carefully pushed it open. Brushing some sweaty locks of hair away from her eyes. As she carefully stumbled in the house and collapsed on the floor. Taking several deep breaths she pushed herself of the ground and walked over to the medicine cabinet. Grabbing her First-Aid kit she pulled out the anesthetic. Coating it on her hands, leg, knees, blistered foot and on a cut on her face. Grabbing some Anti-Bruise cream and rubbing it on her hip. Carefully wrapping a bandages, around her leg and her knees Astrid took a deep breath and trying to ignore the stinging in her leg. Placing gauze on her hands, Astrid replaced the bag in the cabinet and got herself a drink.
The last time she was here, she was lying on the floor being beaten by her father. She remembered Shelby and mom calling her name. Her