Book Three- Zoe
PUT ME WITH LIONS AND I WILL SURVIVE. PUT ME WITH MY SISTER AND THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY. -Emma
I stayed home all day today. I observed Shane as he inspected the forest. It was like he created work from himself so that he could stay here longer. I could just stroll out here and demand why he was still here but Emma came or appeared. I was up in the basement and she stood right alongside of me. I had gotten use to her just materializing whenever she pleased. "Hey Emma," I greeted without removing my gaze from Shane, "What brings you by?"
"I need you, Sophie needs you, and so does Erica. We all need you to stop The One." He image was getting a bit blurry. I didn't have to see. I could just since it. "You need to come with me to visit his kingdom."
"No," I said facing her. "This isn't my problem and frankly, it shouldn't be. Find some other girls that can see ghost."
Emma may have been transparent and pale but I could see the fury in her eyes. She gripped my wrist which shot a cold sensation down my spine. My eyes filled with a blinding white light. My body was being tugged every which way. I had lost focus of where I was. It was all a blur. Then suddenly I felt light. "You are dissolving," whispered a faint voice. Then everything went into focus. I was standing at the foot of a magnificent castle. Emma, who was much more clear and solid, stood next to me. She and I strolled up the steps of the castle.
"Behind these walls is where Erica is trapped." It was a long tunnel like hall which was covered its various pictures of prince and princess, queens and kings. They all looked royal but each one of the, had that insane glare in their eyes. Emma caught me looking at this one king. "He is unknown. There are no records of his life but he was really important. Apparently, he started war."
As we walked down the tunnel, it became darker and darker until I couldn't see Emma. "Emma where are you?" I stretched my arms out to find a wall or something solid that could tell me where I was. My hands found instead the chest of a man.
"Now, how could you have gotten this far little human." Yu could hear the cruel tin his voice. He dragged me along and into the deep, dark tunnel. Emma was nowhere to be found. Of course, she tricked me into coming here. Why else would she lead me here and then abandon me. She couldn't be trusted. She is a ghost with anger issues.