Varun - Chapter 27CHAPTER 27
Varun couldnt believe Charles was the one with Wicklow. It had taken him a moment to register he was there and even longer that he was sober. He took Wicklow and Charles back to the hotel where they sat in his room patiently. Then Varun went into Cathys room where she and Skylar were sitting, Cathy thinking while Skylar flicked through the channels almost mechanically, not seeing what was really on.
Hey, Cathy said nonchalantly and Skylar looked up quickly at him in surprise. It was then that a heated blush touched her cheeks and she bowed her head.
Varun raised his eyebrow, Whats with the blush?
Nothing, Skylar mumbled. It was because she had recalled in that moment that she had admitted her love to Varun right before when she was taken by the fake Fins the Fire Cons. Did he remember that?
Come with me, was all Varun said, nodding towards the door, Both of you. He turned his back to th
Varun - Chapter 26CHAPTER 26
The night was uneventful. It was only in the morning that anything happened. Varun had a telephone in his hotel room, so he used it to get a call to Wicklow. Seeing as he didnt know Wicklows number he went through the operator. Wicklow took the call immediately despite Varun giving the operator a false name.
Hey, Wicklow said, Didnt think youd call me of all people.
I didnt either, Varun muttered, immediately regretting it. After all, the guy had saved his and Skylars life and willingly taken on a job originally assigned to him. Then again, he wasnt supposed to feel that way, was he? So he pushed the thoughts aside, ignoring the slight disappointment in Wicklows voice, So, whats it you want?
You turned traitor too? Varun asked bluntly.
There was a slight pause, then Wicklows tight but quiet voice, What? Hell no. No way. All I know is there are a few o
Varun - Chapter 25CHAPTER 25
It didnt take too long to find the Fire Cons. It would have been rather difficult but while Varun and Cathy had been searching for Skylar and the Fire Cons they had seen a short, sudden bolt of light fire up into the sky. It was so bright it blinded them even though it was mid afternoon.
See that? Cathy whispered to Varun, though she knew the answer would be a yes. Varun nodded, keeping his eyes on where the light had come from. It was further up the hill above numerous large rocks. Just looking at it Varun could tell the hill went back down immediately behind the rocks into a crater.
Waving at Cathy to follow him, he made his way slowly and silently up the hill, using his fingertips to steady himself on the steep slope, keeping his eyes on the horizon of the rocks. He couldnt hear anything at first, but gradually, as he neared, a low drone of voices could be heard. There were several. He couldnt be sure how many there were but he knew there wer
Varun - Chapter 24CHAPTER 24
Dammit! Cathy! yelled Varun. It was frustrating that he couldnt even help her, that he couldnt see the person who hurt her. Had it been one of the leaders? One of the assassins? A combatant? Who?
Cathy! he called again when Cathy hadnt responded. He heard a rough whispering voice and then there was silence. He tried to call Cathy again but she still wasnt responding.
He slammed his fist against the side of the steering wheel in aggravation, gritting his teeth in anger as he push down on the accelerator to speed up the car. Then when he got over the sudden blast of anger hed felt he let out a sigh and raised his hand to remove the earring, but then he thought twice and decided against it, returning his hand to the steering wheel. He couldnt take it off, just in case, though he knew it was likely a false hope. Even from the receiving end he could hear the crack in Cathys legs, though to him he couldnt make
Varun - Chapter 23CHAPTER 23
Varun hunched over on his seat as he looked for a sign to a nearby town. For a while, there didnt seem to be anything. He would have remembered if there was a place nearby if he wasnt so disorientated.
Soon, he saw a sign saying Yerroa and memories came back to him. Hed been there before and they had brilliant services.
He indicated left and turned onto a narrow country road towards the town of East Yerroa. As he drove he glanced at the bracelet Harriet had given him. The bead that had absorbed all the ice was still emanating a blue light. He recalled the attack the Fire Ninja had made and how the ice had flown straight into it, was drawn into it, became a part of it. He couldnt understand how that could be. The only type of person who could create such a charm was a mage, but the only mages were part of the Fire Cons or Botan Chaika whom Harriet had mentioned, but Harriet wasnt a mage was she? She was so young and