End of Chapter 30
"You were being chased?" Dianna asked, which got my attention...my mom must have told her about our adventure, that or she had been watching out for us too which made me feel safer then I had for a long time.
"Yeah, they came from nowhere. My mom said that I should trust my instincts...and somehow I knew that they wanted to hurt us." I said softly.
"You have met two of those who want to hurt you, who want to ruin all joy and happiness in your life. They will try to ruin your joy Maija, ruin your life so that you will have no hope...please try and trust in what you know and most importantly to who you have around you." Diana said as she stepped closer, but when she took the step, the strangest thing happened...everything in this happy place changed in a heartbeat.
I was smiling down at her when I heard Michael gasp and in the time it took for me to look over, Michael and Concho disappeared....a scream escaping both of their lips before they were gone.
I stood there, frozen to the ground..trying to get my brain to understand what I had just seen. I new that Michael and Concho had been there a minute ago, but then..then..they both disappeared, their screams still echoing through my head. I looked over and found Dianna watching me, a list of emotions crossing her face..everything from sorry to anger and back to concern.
"Maijalissa." Dianna said as she stepped closer to me, her arm raising as if to hold me.
"No." I said as I backed up and glared at her, my anger bubbling below my skin. "Dianna, get him back. Bring the both back." I said, my voice hallow.
"I can't Maija," She said as she held up her hands, to show me she meant no harm. "I don't know where they went."
"Find out." I growled.
She looked at me for a few minutes before she turned her head and looked into the woods. A fraction of a moment later a large black horse ran out. I knew that this had to be her horse, the color as black as midnight sky's...his hair flowing as if there were a breeze when there was none. I didn't realize I had moved until Piper blocked my way, I had moved closer to the horse, my left hand raised as if to touch him.
"No, you don't want to touch him sweet Maija." Diana said as she stepped closer to the horse and touched his head softly between his eyes. "Oluja, my old friend..thank you for coming. We must move swiftly, we must push ourselves if we want to stop this."
"Dianna?" I asked as I leaned against Piper, knowing she would comfort and support me. "What about me? I don't know where I am, and....I'm scared."
As soon as I admitted that I was scared for myself and for Mike I instantly started crying. I've always hated this side of myself, when I get mad or angry I cry..which just makes things a thousand times worse. I turned my head to the side, burying my face into Piper's shoulder as the tears ran down my cheeks.
"Maijalissa." Dianna sighed as she walked over and pulled me into a hug. "I wish I could tell you that this will all be alright, that Michael and Concho are in no danger but I can't promise this. I will promise you this, I am going to do all I can to get them back."
"Thank you." I whimpered as I hugged her back, my tears soaking onto her shoulder.
"And Maija, you will not be alone." She said as she pulled back enough to look into my face. "You're going to meet more of you...family. And your mother is on her way, she's heard and is upset. Just watch the water."
I raised my head to ask her what she meant but at that same moment she lept up onto Oluja and rode off so fast that it was hard to watch. I looked around, feeling more lost now then I ever had felt when I felt Piper's head pushing me forward.
"Jeez!" I said as I wiped a tear off my cheek and did my best not to fall face first into the dirt. She rolled her eyes at me and pushed me further along until we reached a gentle bubbling stream and I heard my name whispered amongst the rocks.