It was late at night, we were exhausted, we would sleep when we walk. My friend, Callie, and I were on the city bus. The bus was filled with people. We had to stand; all the seats were busy. We held the handholds as the bus moved. The bus was dark and cold. The people were calm. The only voice I heard was the cold air conditioner and the wheels of the car stirring on the hard rock street. There were two people looking at me. They were sitting beside where I stood. I didn’t make me comfortable, but I let it slide.
Second, by second, my eyes would shut themselves harder. My eyes felt heavy and they drifted to sleep.
“…y” I heard a whisper. “H…y….hey….HEY!”
I woke up finding myself lying on the long, bright green grass. It was morning. The sun was too bright, I had to cover my eyes with my hands. I was half asleep. Eyes open, but mind sleeping.
“Nina!” Callie shouted. “Wake up!”
I woke up and said, “Where are…” I looked around me. “…we…”
“I don’t know,” Callie said. “We overslept and here we are in the middle of nowhere.”
I tried to call someone, but there was no signal.
“What are you even thinking!” I heard someone say. “Why would you get there here?!”
“Why not?” I heard someone else say.
“They are NORMAL people!! They can’t find out! It will be a crisis!”
“Deal with it.”
Callie and I switched looks. I frowned and so did she. Who are those? I thought.
“Oh, come on! They’ll get us killed!”
“They are N-O-R-M-A-L! gosh!”
“Who says? I’ll make them like us?”
“What?! You don’t think about out.”
Two people came. They were normal. It was a girl and a boy of the same age. And the same age as mine and Callie’s. the girl had light brown hair and hazel honey brown eyes. The boy had honey blonde hair and hazel green eyes.
“Hello,” said the girl.
“Uh….h…hi,” Callie and I said.
The boy crossed his arms and rolled his eyes.
“I’m Abbie and this is Ryan and you are Callie and Nina, right?”
“Uh…yes,” Callie said.
“Where are we?” I asked.
“What is this place?” Callie asked. We were in the middle of a forest. Trees were surrounding us. It was like we were in the middle of a circle of grass. “We heard you talking about us being normal. If we are normal, then what are you?”
Abbie and Ryan laughed softly.
“Here, let me explain,” Ryan said.
“WE are not normal people like YOU,” he said. “Why? you may ask. Well, because we have somethings that are called abilities. They are things we can do, that no normal human can make or do.”
“Like this,” Abbie said as she opened her palm. Fire blazed from her hands. “Or this.” The fire cooled down, then there was a ball of electricity.
“Or this,” Ryan said. I felt an invisible hard wall around me and Callie. Eventually, it was getting smaller and smaller. We were getting crushed.
“Augh!” I shrieked.
“Ryan stop!” Abbie shouted.
The wall vanished, and we were free to move.
“What were you doing?!” Callie asked.
“It’s a dome,” Ryan said. “I can control it. I can make it bigger or smaller.”
“Don’t do that again,” I said. “How did we come here anyway?”
“Well…we were on the bus with you.”
“Were you the people that were looking at us the whole time?” Callie asked.
“Yup,” Ryan said.
“Why?” I asked.
“Because you two are special, you two are strong from the inside and from the outside. You can handle those abilities.”
“So, you’ll give…us…?”
“Unfortunately, yes,” Ryan said.
“Don’t mind him,” Abbie told us. “We have to get you to the guardian of the abilities.”
“Now…why do you want to give us the abilities?”
“Just come with us, let the guardian tell you.”
I blinked and saw my self somewhere else. We were in a grass field surrounded by mountains.
“How…how…are we here?” Callie asked.
“Teleport,” Ryan said. “Next time I’ll teleport you in the middle of nowhere.”
Abbie rolled her eyes, “Will you stop?”
“Let’s go,” Abbie said. As we walked through the grass field, a small cottage appeared.
I didn’t know WHY were we following them, but we just did. We went to the cottage. There was a man in his forties there.
“Hello,” he said as he looked at me and Callie. “What bring you here.” He looked at Abbie and Ryan.
“Those are the people you were talking about,” Abbie said. “It’s been a year.”
“Time goes fast ~,” Ryan said.
“I’ve been waiting.”
“And here they are,” Ryan said.
“I wanted them before.”
“We still got them,” Ryan said with a shrug.
I had no idea what were they talking about. I guess it was the same with Callie; she was frowning.
“Hmm, let me think,” the man said. “Okay. this would be your last chance. Never be late for something again. You will never be late again. I should’ve killed them last year.”
“Wait what?” I and Callie said.
Abbie, Ryan, and the man looked at us.
“Don’t think about running away,” the man said.
“Don’t try~” Abbie said.
Callie and I opened the door and run out.
“No, you don’t,” Ryan said.
Abbie, Ryan, and the man walked to us slowly as we ran. We ran like we were in a marathon. They want us killed? I thought. why? What did we ever do? And what is that with the abilities? Who are they? Why did I even follow them? Why did I follow some strangers? Why? My heart was thudding, and my legs were running. I was scared and worried. What was I thinking?
As we ran, we slammed into something. There was nothing in front of us, but we slammed into something. I put my hand in front of me to sense whatever was in front of me. There it was the big strong wall.
I turned. There was no one beside us or behind us. They vanished.
“Nina,” Callie told me. “What the hell should we do?”
Out of nowhere the three of them appeared right in front of us.
“Invisibility,” I whispered.
“You know what?” Ryan said. “I’ll teleport you in the middle of nowhere.”
I blinked and saw myself in the middle of a deep ocean. It was dark and freezing, my ears hurt. There was no oxygen to breathe. I was too deep in the water to go to the surface on time. I’ll die there. What a foolish mistake I’ve done. But…where is Callie?
Callie blinked and saw herself in the middle of nowhere in a desert. All she could see to the horizon from all the ways was sand.
She found herself sinking as if she was in the water. She looked underneath her and saw herself in the middle of a huge quicksand pod. The sand was up to her stomach, but quickly it reached to her neck.
“Augh!” she screamed. “Help!” there was no one around to hear her and if they did, they won’t be there on time. “Hel-” she sank deep in the quicksand.
“Alright,” the man said. “Done with those two girls, now it’s your turn.”
“What?!” Ryan and Abbie shouted.