THE DIAMONDS 2: 21, 22
: Episode 21
There was total darkness; nothing but darkness.
I groaned and felt so heavy as I forced my heavy eyes open.
There was no sound, only faint echoes.
Where was I? And why couldn’t I see a thing? Why was there nothing but darkness even with my eyes opened?
Hold on; the coordinates.
I could remember seeing them. And next, there was bleeding and then, a blackout.
What happened? Did they really succeed?
“He’s awake” I suddenly heard a faint voice say and next, something was taken off my eyes and I realized I’d been blindfolded the whole time.
I could finally see the things around me and….good f**k; I was chained to a bed with the coordinates around me.
The mission….what happened with it?
“Miquel” one of them called and came close.
I could recognize her from the palace.
“How’re you feeling, son?”
“I’m not your son. What am I doing here? Get these chains off me” I gritted angrily and tried standing up.
But there was something strange. I couldn’t feel my powers.
“Don’t stress yourself, Miquel. The chains are suppressing your powers so you don’t use it against us” another said.
“We’re your people, Miquel. We’re one. And we’re here to take you home. Your throne awaits you”.
“I’m not interested in the throne. I have no dealing with it. So, let me go”,I rasped impatiently.
D@mn it! I wish there was a way I could get these chains off my body.
“Stop lying to yourself, Miquel. You’re the eldest son and the heir apparent to the throne. And it’s only right you…”
“Find another King for the throne. I’m not interested in the same throne that led to the death of my parents. Just let me go. I’ve got important things to do”. I interrupted rashly , and a little weakly.
The chains were having its own effect on me.
“We’re sorry, Miquel. But we’re never letting you go” the eldest among them said and signalled on the other to blindfold me again.
“You’re making a mistake” I said feebly, shaking my head.
They lifted the blindfold to my face and finally covered my eyes.
Where’s she? I needed to see her.
I needed to be with her.
I’d woken up on a cold tied floor, my head feeling so muzzy.
Ouch! Why does it hurt so much?
I struggled to sit up slowly and recall what’d happened.
She was in my room. And….made those guards attack me.
What could this mean? Like….why would she make the guards attack me?
And where was I?
Suddenly, the door opened and two strange boys walked in.
I pinned myself closer to the wall and next, someone else showed up.
Isn’t this Mykel??
The same guy that’d drawn a bridge on my hand???
Of course! He’s the one.
Where was I?
No; it can’t be. Its not possible.
“Cali Jenner” he called calmly as he came closer and squatted in front of me.
I stared at him in shock.
“How’re you feeling? Remember me?” He asked and touched the side of my face. But I couldn’t respond.
What am I doing here? And Nina…
Could it be possible she’d helped them?
Oh God! This isn’t possible. Nina….she’d never do such a thing.
She…..she was my friend.
“Hey” the guy in front of me cooed and lifted my cheek.
There was a striking resemblance between him and Miquel.
“What do you want from me?” I asked in a wavering tone.
I was d@mn scared.
“Oh, Cali” he smiled.
“There are so many things I want from you”.
He touched my cheeks and stood up, then turned to the boys beside him.
“Bring her to my room” he ordered them and walked out.
The boys gripped me immediately and started walking out of the room with me.
“No. Let me go” I said feebly and tried struggling with them, but their grip around me was too strong and firm.
Then, I tried using my powers, but…..
No; what just happened? Why couldn’t I feel my powers anymore?
I panicked, but the boys didn’t seem to care as they continued walking away with me, taking the same route Mykel was taking.
Finally, we got to a room and they pushed me in. It was a complete dazzling bedroom and Mykel was there as well.
The boys left after arriving with me and I was left alone with Mykel.
G0sh! I felt so scared.
How do I get out of here? And where could Miquel be?
Mykel turned to look at me, then walked over to the small dining there in the room.
“Come on, Cali. Have a seat” he said, but I didn’t make a move.
He uncovered the plates on the table and took up his cutleries.
“Why are you keeping me here?” I forced myself to ask.
“What do you want from me?”
He acted mute and started eating from one of the numerous dishes.
“Miquel will come for me soon. You should let me go while you still can” I said and gulped nervously and he laughed.
“Poor Cali” he sighed.
“I hate to be the bearer of this news but, Miquel’s never coming back, love. He’s gone”.
My brows arched as I stared at him in confusion. What’s he talking about?
He chuckled and looked down at his meal.
“Come on, Cali. Your meal’s getting cold” he stated casually.
“Wh….What’re you talking about? What do you mean he’s gone?” I asked in ultimate confusion and immediately, he threw his fork at me, in a way it landed straight into my arm.
“Arghhh” I yelped in pains and held my bleeding arm with the other.
Oh my God!
“Stop making me repeat myself, Cali. Now, for the last time, come and have a seat” he said icily, but I didn’t move as hurtful tears streamed down my cheeks.
I held the fork and going through so much pains, I pulled it out of my arm.
I winced and threw the stained fork on the floor, then stared at him.
He had an ev!l grin on his face.
What have I gotten into?
Immediately, I turned around and ran for the door.
Holy Christ. Please,help me.
I got to the door and tried opening it, but disappointedly, it wouldn’t open up.
I turned the knob tiredlessly, but it didn’t open up.
Then, I turned to look at him and he was already on his feet.
The entire city was chaotic as students were being rushed to the clinic. Many moved around with big injuries on one part of them – just like me.
I had a big cut on my left arm. But I decided not to go to the clinic for it. The mission was a failure.
Rumors were going around that Miquel was missing. I mean..we couldn’t find him during the course of the mission. Where could he be?
I managed to drag my feet along and thankfully, I spotted Nina.
“Hey! Nina! Nina!” I called out to her and thank goodness she heard me and turned to my direction.
She seemed to be in haste.
“Di….Diane” she stuttered and rushed over.
She had a bag with her.
“Hey; Wat’s up? You….you’re injured?” She asked and I just nodded, breathing heavily.
“Please, help me. Take me to my room” I said weakly, but the look on her face….she seemed reluctant.
“Um….actually, I was on my way to….I was actually in a hurry, Diane. I have to do something” she bubbled, making me amused.
“Are you kidding me,Nina? I’m in pains and you’re thinking of something else?” I asked and she sighed uncomfortably.
“O…..okay. Come on”.
She wrapped her hand around my shoulder and started aiding me to walk.
Ah! At least, this is better.
Gosh! My waist…
My legs…everywhere fcking place was hurting like h*ell.
“Sorry about the wounds” Nina said as we trudged along and I murdered a *thank you*
I felt so weak.
Suddenly, I heard a strange sound…like the sound of something vibrating.
And it was coming from Nina’s bag.
Isn’t that a phone???”